Monday, June 27, 2005

Cleveland makes the news! See story below. Posted by Hello

When does LeBron's contract end?

Cleveland hired Danny Ferry to be the team's GM today because, according to Mark Stein, "[Cleveland owner] Gilbert, who said he interviewed 22 candidates for the GM position before hiring Ferry, couldn't afford to wait any longer to finalize his front office."

How much longer could he wait? I'm sure 24 hours is plenty of time for Danny Ferry to prepare for a draft. It's not like Cleveland has been busy for the past few months.

Here's another gem from the Stein article. Someone asked Ferry about his lack of experience. His reply: "I have more experience than most people," he said. "I grew up with it. My dad was a GM for 20 years. I heard him curse and holler at agents when I was nine years old."

His dad was a GM so he has to be good! By the logic, he'll soon sign the children of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.

If I were another team, I'd be clearing all the cap space I could for the day when LeBron walks away from Cleveland.

Also, when do the Coach K to Cleveland rumors begin?

Guess the Athlete

Answer on Friday Posted by Hello

My imaginary conversation with Jeremy Roenick

(All Roenick quotes taken from a story about his hissy fit at a Mario Lemieux charity golf event.)

J.R. "...Pro athletes are not cocky. Pro athletes care about the game. Everybody out there who calls us spoiled because we play a game, they can kiss my a--."

Me: I didn't say you were cocky. I said you're stupid. You lost a year of getting paid too much, worked with the owners to ruin the NHL, and alienated your small shrinking fan base. And what did you get in return?

J.R. "...I will say personally, to everybody who calls us spoiled, you guys are just jealous"

Me: Wrong you cocky bastard. Hockey's too rough a sport for me, and I enjoy having teeth. You want to talk about an athlete I'm jealous of? How about a lefty bullpen specialist? They get all the perks of a major league baseball player, and all they have to do is face one or two batters every few days. Now that's a living.

J.R. "...We're trying to get this thing back on the ice and make it better for the fans."

Me: I didn't know all this was just for the fans. So money had nothing to do with it? I can't wait to see those lower ticket prices.

J.R. "...If you don't realize that, then don't come. We don't want you in the rink..."

Me: Don't worry about that. I'm a very poor skater.

J.R. "...we don't want you in the stadium, we don't want you to watch hockey."

Me: Don't need to worry about that either; I haven't watched hockey in over a year. And even if the NHL does come back, I'll be more likely to watch college hockey which is ten times more exciting than your game.

J.R. "...We've hurt our league, we've hurt the reputation of our league and the integrity of our league by sticking up for something that might not have been the right thing to do.''

Me: Well said.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Good stuff from Shaughnessy

Got this from today's article on the Sox. The following could explain why I've been in a good mood lately:
  • "...In the dandy dozen since June 12, Sox starters are 9-0 with a 1.77 ERA..."
  • "...The Big Blowhard is due back in the rotation early next month. Is any other team going to get a midseason acquisition better than Schilling?"
  • "...Meanwhile, as usual, the Red Sox lead the majors in hitting (.285), runs (409), and on-base percentage (.360). They've scored six or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. Manny Ramirez is back to his Jimmie Foxx self. Boston's catcher, center fielder, and DH are having All-Star seasons..."
  • "...Here's another clue for you all: The Sox are in first place even though at the end of yesterday's games they had played more road games than any other team in baseball. Boston plays 49 of its first 88 games away from home, which means they will be at home down the stretch."
  • "...And then we have the unfortunate, spoiled sons of Steinbrenner. The Boss assembled baseball's first $200 million roster but as of this morning, the Yankees are 37-37. There is no sign of life, no alternatives in the farm system, and no one who can be moved. They're just a couple of injuries away from morphing into the Horace Clarke Yankees of 1965-66."

Willie McGinest with Peyton Manning in the background. Posted by Hello

Good Times. Posted by Hello

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Old School Posted by Hello

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Kris from Key West is gone, right? Posted by Hello

Ouch Posted by Hello

The Godfather? Posted by Hello

Guess I shouldn't limit these type of pictures to just soccer and the Yankees. Posted by Hello

See Nevada. Posted by Hello

Best Kicker Ever. Posted by Hello

Kris from Key West? Posted by Hello

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Bryan? Posted by Hello

See Arkansas. Posted by Hello

Is this Patriotsy2k? Posted by Hello

Answer to Guess the Father

It's Serena and Venus Williams's father.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Picture Show!

It's time to clean up my computer, so before I delete my pictures I'll share them. Here's part one. More to come tomorrow.

This fight was obviously Dr. J's fault. Posted by Hello

Schilling, I guess Posted by Hello

Remember Schilling Posted by Hello

Had this in case Cincinnati won. You never know. Posted by Hello

Sharapova yawning over another Godfather Patriotsy2k debate. Posted by Hello

Slappy Again Posted by Hello