Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Yankees - 0
Twenty-two. Nothing. Halleluiah.
Joe Torre is a classy guy though. He took the loss well and made no excuses. Even if you don't like the Yankees, which I don't, you have to give Torre credit.
The best part was in the post analysis though when Brit Hume said "What was the feeling in the Democraps convention." He actually said Democraps. I thought that was hilliarious, but that's probably because I have the humor of a 7 year old.
Sunday, August 29, 2004
"You might consider sitting down next time," the toilet told a male Reuters reporter politely in a female robot voice. The next user was told that "The last visitor did not take heed of basic rules of hygiene."
Depending on circumstances, the toilet might remind you to wash your hands or ask you to lift the seat.
"It could suddenly start coughing and warn you about the dangers of cigarettes, or name all the cool movie stars who smoke. It just depends what mood it’s in," van Munster said referring to people who sneak off to secretly have a puff.
Friday, August 27, 2004
We'd all like to thank you for never learning the basic fundamentals. You have favored athleticism over being able to play the game for about a decade now, and we couldn't be happier with your decision.
Team USA needs a victory.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
10 - 15 field goals
6 - 9 three pointers
5 - 6 free throws
Very nice game.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Listen here food. You go into my mouth, disintegrate, and then fly into my stomach. That is your job. No lounging around in my gaping toothless holes. Slackers.
Monday, August 23, 2004
I was watching mens high bar gymnastics tonight. I'm not sure why. Some Russian Nemov guy had an awesome (turn / event / thing) and he got completely screwed by the judges. The Greeks go crazy, so the head scorer goes over and they change his score. Too bad they still had it way too low. Just the fact that they have the power to change his score after the fact shows how screwed up it is, but then they should have at least got it right.
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Also, Stacy Dragila is pretty hot, and she is in my key demographic, which makes it even better.
Saturday, August 21, 2004
USA vs Puero Rico
1 -5 field goals
0 - 0 free throws
3 personal fouls
USA vs Greece
3 - 7 field goals
1 - 2 free throws
0 personal fouls
USA vs Australia
0 - 4 field goals
1 - 2 free throws
3 personal fouls
USA vs Lithuania
2 - 14 field goals
3 - 4 free throws
2 personal fouls
WHY IS THIS FREAKING GUY STARTING?!?!? He's shooting 20% from the field and 63% from the free throw line. He has 8 fouls and 3 rebounds. Whoopty do. If you're telling me that this is the best that USA basketball can send to the Olympics, then it's no wonder why they have now lost 2 of their 4 games. Marbury cannot defend. He cannot shoot. He cannot rebound. He can't lead the team down the floor, and he can't think. USA down by 4 with 3 seconds left. Hey Stephon, lets shoot a useless layup. GREAT! Ever hear of trying to draw a foul on a three pointer? Remember.... Lithuania just pulled that off a minute ago? Remember that? It's called fundamentals. You don't have any. Sit your ass on the bench. If I can see this, why can't Larry Brown? This is driving me crazy.
What the freak. Who the hell cares that team USA is made up of mind blowingly fantastic athletes when, if you're not named Tim Duncan, you can't play a drop of actual basketball.
TEAM USA, DO YOU WANT TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL??? Here's how you do it.
Give the ball to Tim Duncan EVERY SINGLE TIME. If he shoots 60 times a game, you WILL WIN. I don't care if he is being guarded by 4 guys every time he touches the ball. I don't care. He can score, and get this... he can SHOOT FREE THROWS. Do you know what those are? Those are shots where no one is guarding you. Not even a single person. And you still miss 45% of the time.
Give Duncan the ball. For the love of God.
Friday, August 20, 2004
Thursday, August 19, 2004
It's nearing the time when the U.S. military needs to stop playing by some constrictive rules that no one else obeys, and just goes in and finishes the job. The only thing that militants respond to is overwhelming force. Diplomacy obviously doesn't have any effect.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Citizens Bank Park
Give me a break.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Germany: Not us. This is an unjust war. Won't someone please think of the children.
United States: Since we are so unjust, we're going to pull our troops out of your country.
Germany: No! This is unjust also. Won't someone please think of the children.
They can't have it both ways. If the U.S. is truly the imperialists that they would have us believe we are, then why don't they want us to pull our troops out of their countries? Perhaps because they need our protection? Hmmm. Interesting.
This link is what I'm talking about by the way.
I'm tired of most of Europe and their Soldiers of Surrender. The only place keeping that continent alive isn't even attached to the mainland.
Saturday, August 14, 2004
Preliminary top 5 (since I am going to Shea today, and I expect it to contend for a spot in my list. Of all the parks I've been to.)
1. Minute Maid Park - Houston Astros
2. PNC Park - Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Pac Bell Park - San Francisco Giants
4. Citizens Bank Park - Philadelphia Phillies
5. Jacob's Field - Cleveland Indians
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Two freaking hurricanes. Two. Two times. Twice.
What are the odds of that?
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Sunday, August 8, 2004
I remember watching Michael Johnson in Atlanta, and not really anything after that in the Summer Olympics. Maybe we need a dominating track and field star with some personality to spice things up a bit. Maybe all Olympics need to be held in the U.S. I'm not sure what it really takes, but I'm not interested right now.
Friday, August 6, 2004
Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Here's an exceprt from the blue ribbon season preview on Purdue. It looks pretty encouraging, which of course means that we're doomed.
BLUE RIBBON ANALYSIS
OFFENSE: A; SPECIAL TEAMS: B; DEFENSE: C-; INTANGIBLES: B
Purdue might have the best offense in America, but if the Boilers can't stop anybody, it won't matter.
With the front seven going through nearly a complete overhaul, the defense will depend on cornerback Rogers and strong safety Pollard to lead the transition. If the Boilers can survive the problems that typically come with an inexperienced defense early in the season, and get better every week, they have an offense that's capable of steam-rolling anyone.
Quarterback Orton, receiver Stubblefield and kicker Ben Jones are three of the top players in the country at their respective positions. And the running game trio of Void, Jones and Brooks is vastly underrated. About the only question mark on offense is how much the loss of center Nick Hardwick and tackle Kelly Butler to the NFL will affect the line.
The schedule provides a few challenges, but overall is in Purdue's favor. Non-conference foes Syracuse, Illinois and Notre Dame hardly strike fear into their opponents as they may have done several seasons ago. The Boilers also have three of the best Big Ten teams (Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State) at home, with the only major road challenge at Iowa.
Overall, it's hard to figure Purdue's chances considering the sheer number of personnel losses on defense. Because of that, the unit is definitely below average entering the season. However, if the defense can raise its level to at least average, the Boilers' offense could again put the team in position to gain at least a share of the Big Ten title when the Buckeyes visit Ross-Ade Stadium on Nov. 13.
Tuesday, August 3, 2004
Italy 95 - USA 78
I enjoyed the professional years while they lasted (especially when Mark Price was on Dream Team 2), but I don't think that the USA can just send over a bunch of NBA players that practice together for 30 days and expect to waltz to the gold medal anymore. Other countries have national teams that practice all year round, and then when the World Championships or the Olympics come around, they add 1-2 NBA players. By then the teams already know what to expect from each other and know the tendencies. It's easy to just include the new additions and keep on rolling. I think that the USA has to go this route also. The national team doesn't have nearly enough practice time. It should be obvious now that talent alone is not enough. The USA team has now lost 4 games in 2 years, and I'm sure that with the effort I saw today, that there are more losses on the way.
There are only two solutions to this problem, and one I think is much better than the other.
I think that the NBA should send the reigning NBA champions to the World Championships and the Olympics. Subtract the foreign players off the team and add in some college kids or other All-Stars. That would go a long way towards guaranteeing success.
The other option is to have a team that is similar to an AAU team. Professional players that aren't quite good enough to play in the NBA, but are still excellent players, and more importantly are players that have been together for a while. Then if you want to add a Shaq or Tim Duncan to the team, there won't be a problem.