Monday, April 30, 2007

NBA Playoffs: a lack of Heat

Looks like it is going to be a long off-season for the Miami Heat after being swept by the younger and hungrier Chicago Bulls. This series was a microcosm of this Heat teams entire season, as they thought they could win on reputation alone. Being a Heat fan for life, I can honestly say that this was the most miserable season I have endured. Injuries hit us from opening day and we were never able to find a flow because of that. We never had a chance to see if last years lineup was able to valiently defend their championship, cause we could never get all those guys on the court for a considerable amount of time. How did we ever expect to make a run in the playoffs, with this lack of cohesion. I was duped like a lot of fans into thinking that once the playoffs started Wade would find a way to overcome his injuries and make everyone around him look great again, but it just was not in the cards. Last years championship run was a mixture of Wade turning his game up and the guys around him hitting open shots. After Wade's shoulder and knee injuries Wade never hit his stride, and the guys around him gave him no support. Outside of James Posey and Undonis Haslem, I have a hard time naming one player on that team that looked like they cared what became of this season. Where were you Shaq, Antoine, and J Will? You guys are supposed to be the other offensive weapons, but timidness and some untimely calls took you out of the series. So where do the Heat go now? There are some free agents on the team worth looking into keeping like Posey and Kapono, and some guys who look like they will retire, like Mourning and Payton, but none of those really makes that much of a difference. With those two retirments, they don't clear much space on our cap, since they were both making the minimum. Kapono led the league in 3 point %, but thats all he brings to the table. He is a one dimensional player, that some team will fork out good $ for, but I hope it is not the Heat. If we could keep Posey at a reasonable price, I am all for it. He adds much needed D and hustle, that really showed in the playoffs, but that only does so much for us. I think they really need to address the point guard slot. With Payton gone and JWill giving us nothing these days, it is time for an overhaul of the position. We need a guy who can get the team set in their offensive and defensive sets. Williams was always a terrible defender, but we were able to mask that by bringing in Payton down the stretch, but those days are long gone. Think of an Earl Watson or an Anthony Johnson as a stopgap, while we search for a long term answer in the draft. This is a crucial off-season for the Heat, and I hope as a fan they find a way to make some moves, because the NBA is better off with their superstars, like Dwayne Wade, playing on competetive teams instead of a bad team, like Kevin Garnett.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Nothing But Net!

McDonalds has announced they are remaking this classic commercial with Dwayne Wade & Lebron James taking the place of Michael Jordan & Larry Bird. I just don't understand why you would remake a gem like this with 2 guys who have not accomplished much in their careers yet?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Charles Barkley Is a Golf Sucka!

Wow! Charles Barkley is so interesting we should watch him play golf!

Podcast Episode 2

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Episode 2: The Ron Artest Citizenship Award
Jackie and Tim read some fan mail then give out their year-end NBA awards; we talk to Man-on-the-Street reporter Jawnee Conroy about his trip to Shea on Mets Opening Day (they were in St. Louis); The NFL released their schedule and Jackie and Tim argue about who is going to win the 1st Pats/Indy game and have to call the Sports Psychic for help; and finally a "Talk About It" exclusive: audio of Tony LaRussa's arrest for DUI in Florida!

NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are here and I am over the moon with excitement, however with the Heat dropping the first two games to the Bulls and the Mavericks looking at a battle with the Warriors fear is setting in. After watching the Mavericks pull out a win last night, I could not help but think that the Warriors were still the better team. There are just some teams that you don't match up well with, and I think the Heat and the Mavs are dealing with that now. Both teams could not have come across a more difficult matchup in their conference.

Favorite Songs

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Sweet Caroline, Superbowl Shuffle, New England Patriots Are We and That Monday Night Football Song they play.

Favorite Movies

Rocky, Beaches, Rocky 2, When Harry Met Sally, Rocky 3, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Rocky 4, Rocky Balboa, The Natural, Under the Tuscan Sun, 8 Men Out, Must Love Dogs, The Natural, Sleepless in Seattle, Hoosiers, Pretty Woman, Any Given Sunday, You've Got Mail, Friday Night Lights, Kate and Leopold, Slapshot, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raging Bull, Meet the Fockers, The Longest Yard, Runaway Bride, Brian's Song and Brian's Song.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'd expect this from a Red Sox fan...

Mets Fan Busted in Brave Blinding

A Mets fan arrested at Shea Stadium Friday night has been accused of trying to temporarily blind an Atlanta Braves pitcher and shortstop with a high-powered flashlight, authorities said.


Isn't it a little early in the season to be BLINDING players? Jesus. I am always surprised when psycho fans are not Red Sox fans. And I am even more surprised when people are super-passionate about the Mets...I mean that's like getting really excited about ice-berg lettuce.

The alleged criminal's name is Frank Martinez, 40. And, according to 1010Wins recently was fired from his "job as an exterminator." Classy, being blinded by a man who kills bugs. Rather, used to kill bugs.

While watching the Red Sox/Yankees game yesterday with my brother, I asked him why his fiancee didn't join us. "She hates baseball," my brother told me. How can anyone hate baseball with a story like this. This kind of fanaticism is Shakespearean!

(Previously posted on

Friday, April 20, 2007

Podcast Episode 1

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Episode 1
Athletes Be Blasting' - In the very first episode, Jackie and Tim have an ice breaker by listing which athletes they'd boink, they talk about yelling in sports and take some hilarious phone calls. It is really funny. And about sports.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Yankees Love Rape

A friend of mine who happens to be a Yankee fan (I know, disgusting, but it is a product of living in NYC - this person happens to be a Yankee and a Cowboys fan so his seat is waiting for him in the pits of hell) sent me this joke:

Three baseball fans were on their way to a game when one noticed a foot sticking out of the bushes by the side of the road. They stopped and discovered an unconscious, nude woman. Out of respect and propriety, the Yankees fan took off his cap and placed it over her right breast. The Blue Jays fan took off his cap and placed it over her left breast. Following their lead, the Red Sox fan took off his cap and placed over her nether region. The police were called and when the officer arrived, he conducted his investigation.

First, he lifted up the Yankees cap, looked, replaced it and wrote down a few notes. Next, he lifted up the Blue Jays cap, looked, replaced it and wrote down some more notes.

Then he lifted up the Red Sox cap, looked, replaced it, scratched his head, lifted it again and looked, replaced it, thought for a minute then lifted it again, looked and finally replaced it before writing down some notes. The Red Sox fan was getting a little upset and asked, "What are you, a pervert or something! Why do you keep lifting and looking, lifting and looking?"

"Well," said the officer, "I'm simply surprised. Normally when I look under a Red Sox cap I find an asshole."

There are a lot of things wrong with this joke. First of all, not funny. Jokes should make people laugh. Not a laugh to be found in this joke. If we learned anything from Imus's racist rumblings about the Lady Rutgers we have learned that if your defense is that "I made a joke" the comment needs to be funny.

Second, why would a Red Sox fan be hanging out with a Blue Jays fan and a Yankees fan? How the hell did the Blue Jays end up in this stupid joke? What did they do? Why are they being punished? Obviously the Yankees and the Red Sox have an epic rivalry but the Blue Jays? They are Canadian. Who cares about them? This is a clear case of "we need another team and I like birds...Blue Jays." Lazy joke telling.

But the real rub of this joke is that it is a RAPE JOKE! Only a Yankees fan would think it is cool to laugh at a nude woman on the side of the road. I found a cat on the side of the road once and guess what? IT WAS DEAD. I've seen "Law and Order SVU" I know nude girls on the side of the rode have been raped and murdered.

When I read that joke all I could think about were the 4 hookers killed in Atlantic City a few months back. I imagined this fantasy world where a Yankees fan, a Red Sox fan and a Blue Jays fan decide to ride down to AC and get a $4 blow-job. On the way to a shit-bag motel they happen upon a dead nude girl. The Red Sox fan and the Blue Jays fan are truly disturbed and contemplate how fragile life is. The Yankees fan thinks, "This is funny!"

Shame shame shame Yankees. Shame.

(Originally posted on

Thursday, April 12, 2007

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