Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random musings about the sports around us

I've managed to catch 3 Braves games on tv so far this season. They are 0-3 in those games. 5-1 in games I haven't watched. Sorry Bobby, my bad. I may not watch any more this year.

I tuned into the Jays game today against Pale Hose. I saw #42 pitching to #42, hitting the ball to #42, who threw the ball to, yeah, you guessed it, #42.


I appreciate the importance of the event, and the greatness of the player. But that is the stupidest thing I've ever seen since the DH was invented. Way to go Bud! Take a momentous moment in history and turn it into a cheap merchandising ploy devoid of any meaning or respect.

How did the best team in the NHL get to that position with ice condition that bad??? The whole world is watching the playoffs, and the Caps staff pull out that crap? The pucks looked like they had never seen the inside of a freezer, bouncing everywhere. Atrocious.

Can someone who watches more Caps games than I confirm it was this bad? Or is it always like this?

Good to see one of the biggest cheap shot artists in the NHL doing his thing again. Milan Lucic continues to amaze at how he even has a job, let alone why someone hasn't killed him yet.

And HEY CHARA! If you want to head butt someone in the face, maybe take of the face shield. It's real easy to act tough when you wear a full cage... act like a man you overgrown tool.

Juan Pierre! How does this guy have a job??? He caught a ball 8 feet into left field off the infield dirt today, and Adam Lind tagged up and score from third.... without a throw. Why? Because Pierre can't throw that far without a cutoff, and the pitcher was backing up the plate instead of waiting for the cutoff..... Juan Pierre... he can't hit, and can't play defence... what a player!

Interesting rule change in college football... if a player, while on the way into the end zone, high steps, does the heisman, or otherwise taunts the opponent in any way will reult in the play being blown dead and a fifteen yard penalty being enforced from the spot of the foul, thereby wiping the touchdown off the scoreboard.

It's about time they did something... now if only basketball did this, more than 12 people might watch the games.

And finally, Big Ben! Listen to Terry B. If anyone on the planet knows what you're going through, it's him. Don't hate... listen...

thanks for reading..... as always, comments are welcome


Anonymous said...

*blink blink* Last week in my Intermediate Poetry class, I had to write a ghazal (pronounced "guzzle") which is a lot like what you just did.

Anyways, I have to agree on the 42 thing as well. It's once thing to celebrate it, it's another to shove it down our throats.

TheBrooklynMet said...

I kind of agree with you about 42. They should just choose one player on the team to wear it. Perhaps the team captain.

The Big Kahuna said...

Lind was GREAT---ADMIT IT!! LOL!

Big Ben should be traded to Oakland. Then we'll see how long it is till a homie pops a cap in his butt for shanking someone's sister.

TheRealDFG said...

I'm a little impartial when it comes to the Cap games. Everytime I watch one, it is with disgust, hatred, and general distaste for what I am seeing. I generally find a million things that are annoying.

So to your point about ice conditions, I think the humidity levels in the stadium were a bit out of sync. That is nothing new for Washington though. The Cap Centre had some of the worst ice conditions in history. From what players say, the Verizon Center isn't much better.

Anonymous said...

Bud had to let EVERYONE wear #42, or else Torii Hunter would get all bent out of shape when any white players would want to honor Jackie. Thank God the "Face of the Franchise" found a different team to practice his oral diarrhea.

btw, you have email, CC