Thursday, May 28, 2009
"Dude, I could care less," Owens said with a laugh following the Buffalo Bills voluntary minicamp practice. "I mean, he doesn't mention my name, that's fine. What about it"
Man, things have really changed since this press conference. Trent Edwards better watch his back.
John Calipari has led 2 different schools to the Final Four and now most likely, both will be removed from the record books. In 1996 Calipari was accused of recruiting violations and Marcus Camby accepted money from an agent. Though Calipari's slate was wiped clean - UMASS paid the penalty with a tarnished reputation and a removal of its Final Four appearance from the record books. Looks like it will happen again. In a statement late Wednesday, Kentucky said Calipari had received a letter from the NCAA saying he was not at risk of being charged with any NCAA violations in the case. Something tells me Memphis will have to pay the penalty.
This is what John Chaney was trying to tell us when he threatened to kill Calipari at that press conference back in 1994. Read More
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Recently it was announced that Penn State will play a "home and home" with Rutgers in 2014 and 2015. This is interesting because Penn State is only willing to play Pitt on a 2 to 1 scale, meaning 2 at Beaver Stadium for every game at Heinz Field. Penn State and Pitt have played 96 times dating back to 1893 but have not played each other since 2000.
So the Phils continue their terrible stretch at home. Game one had former Phillie great Wes Helms, who by the way Doc is on my list of top 3 Phillies third basemen of all time, light up the Phils. Veteran Jamie Moyer made a horrible 3-o pitch to another ex-Phillie Paulino with the pitcher on deck to drive in a crucial run for the Fish with 2 outs. Now you know that the pitcher is on deck why not intentionally walk him to get to the pitcher? Then it was Victorino's turn when the Phils showed signs of life in the 9th and he makes the first out of the inning by getting caught stealing down 2 runs. All around it was a horrible start to the series. There was one bright spot and that was Howard's 2 bombs.
Game two the Phils dominated for the most part until the bullpen and Howard did the best they could to blow it. Howard made his first error of the year, but I think that I can forgive him for that considering it was his first of the year. It was good to see "Heavy B" Blanton get a quality start and go 7 strong with 11 K's. Lidge also looked good getting the final three outs of the game for the save.
Tonight was awful. The bats were dead, and who the f is Badenhop? You have got to be kidding me that Badenhop shut down this offense for 5 innings while Meyers once again cannot put together 2 consecutive good outings. He also injured his hip in the game as well. I guess his wife is in trouble tonight.
Overall the Phils did not play very well this series and for some reason they are struggling at home this year. They are now officially out of first with the Mets win over the Nationals tonight. They need to get their shit together at home. If you cannot get fired up to play in front of your home crowd then something has to change. Chase Utley needs kick these guys asses and get them going in that locker room. Read More
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Eagles were said to have made the most serious run at Boldin on draft day offering their own disgruntled, Sheldon Brown and a 3rd rounder but were quickly shot down.
Before you go ahead and shed tears for "The Most Hated Man in Pro Football", realize that Rosenhaus Sports still has over 100 active clients within the NFL not including free agents Plaxico Burress and Edgerrin James.
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Friday, May 22, 2009
No truth to the rumor that Chase Utley mouthed boo? f you, to the loving New York crowd during introductions.
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- Carolina OVER 8.5 at +100
- Arizona UNDER 8.5 at -110
- Philly OVER 9.5 at -145
- Oakland OVER 5.5 at -140 if this babe's husband is the starter.
- Seattle OVER 7.5 at -150
These are just first impression/no research whatsoever picks. I basically just secured the Eagles to win less than 9.5 games this year, and for that I apologize.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'm sure there are payroll reasons why the Phillies won't trade for him but how about Myers (last year of his deal), Carrasco, Kendrick and Carpenter for Peavy... Myers is a fly ball pitcher in a pitchers park so he wouldn't give up as many homers there. San Diego can afford to wait on Carrasco, because, well, they stink... plus they would unload 11 million. Might not be enough for San Diego, oh well. "I'm Ron Burgundy, Go F yourself San Diego." Read More
I cannot believe it has been 20 years since #20 Michael Jack retired from the Phillies. What helped him decide, other than being on a terrible, last place team?
From Philly.com's Paul Hagen
Robby Thompson hit a grounder right at third, the kind of play Schmidt had made countless times on his way to winning 10 Gold Gloves.
Except this time, the ball went through his legs for an error to load the bases. Mike Maddux relieved starter Ken Howell. And the next batter, Will Clark, hit a grand slam. "And I'm thinking, 'I'm really getting nothing out of this. We're not a very good team. I'm not playing near to the level that I'm comfortable with. What do I do now?' " Schmidt said
Mike Schmidt Through the Years. 548 home runs, 3 MVP awards, 10 gold gloves, a World Series ring. 20 years have passed since the greatest 3B of all time retired from the Phillies - makes me think, who are the top 3 Philadelphia third baseman since Schmitty? I'll go with...
- Scott Rolen
- Dave Hollins
- Charlie Hayes
Not many good ones... Anybody disagree with my 3?
Who is going to DH for the Phils this weekend? They are set to face two lefties in Pettite and Sabathia, so I’m thinking maybe Bruntlett or Coste. I doubt Coste would DH just in case something were to happen to my boy Chooch – who else is a possibility for Saturday and Sunday?
Now on to the series preview….
Friday: Brett Myers, RHP (3-2, 4.50) vs. AJ Burnett, RHP (2-1, 5.02)
Pitching Matchup: Brett Myers pitched seven strong innings against the Nationals in his last start - eight K’s and only three hits allowed. The Phils hope he can keep it going against the Yanks on Friday night where he’ll be up against AJ Burnett. In Burnett’s last start he gave up just two runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Twins. He has not won in six starts, however, and hopefully the Fightins can keep that streak alive. It looks to be a fairly even pitching matchup. Prediction: Phils win. Probably not the smartest prediction considering Myers’ sick fascination with giving up HR’s. Prediction II: Myers cries like a bitch after the game – win or lose – because of the ballpark.
Saturday: J.A. Happ, LHP (2-0, 2.49) vs. Andy Pettite, LHP (4-1, 4.18)
Pitching Matchup: J.A. Happ makes his first start of the season Saturday after Chan Ho Park was demoted to the bullpen earlier in the week. Happ has pitched well in his 12 bullpen appearances this year, but making your first start in Yankee Stadium is some serious pressure. Happ will face off against admitted juicer and “misrememberer” Andy Pettite. Pettite is having a decent year so far. He picked up the win in his last outing against the Twins in spite of giving up four runs on 12 hits in 6 2/3 innings. This is certainly a tough matchup for Happ in his first appearance as a starter; I don’t see it ending well. Prediction: Phils lose. Prediction II: I get hammered watching this game and flip out because his name is spelled J.A. and pronounced Jay. What an asshole.
Sunday: Cole Hamels, LHP (2-2, 4.95) vs. CC Sabathia, LHP (4-3, 3.43)
Pitching Matchup: In the most anticipated game of the weekend, Cole Hamels goes up against CC Sabathia. Hamels is 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his last four starts and is looking like the World Series MVP again after some freak injuries plagued the beginning of the season. Sabathia is also pitching well as of late, he gave up one run on three hits in 7 innings in his last start. Sabathia, as we all remember, got has ass handed to him by the Phils in the NLDS last year, giving up five runs in 3 2/3 innings. In a related story, Brett Myers reportedly will be DH’ing in this game. Prediction: Phils win.