Friday, August 31, 2007

There are reasons to like the Knicks

But one of them has never really been Marbury. I mean, maybe the Starbury shoes were a good thing, but not until I saw this I was on his side:

Note the crazy ending. Crazy rants throughout. Answering the phone. And even the crazy claim, by an NBA point guard, that he can get around 4 assists a game. That quote achieves the amazing double-duty of reaffirming to us that Marbury doesn't even know what a point guard is supposed to do but also making me think he is awesome now.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Todd Marinovich Fights To Stay Relevant

Former USC star and NFL bust Todd Marijuanavich was busted for possession and skateboarding. (TMZ)

Daily BBALL rants

Houston Rockets pg is taking his demotion from starting point guard quite poorly. First there was an arrest for a confrontation with a parking attendant after his car was towed, and now he has been arrested for slashing a man's neck in a nightclub brawl. What is the world coming to when an athlete hangs out with his entourage and actually has to fight for himself? First Pacman, then Vick, and now Alston; when will these guys figure out how to have fun by staying at home. Hey fellas, pick up a deck of cards and order in, you would be surprised at how much fun it is.

With the signing of James Posey last week, the Celtics have added another piece to their bench. Posey is a savvy veteran who will add a much need defensive presence to their lineup. Posey has shown that he can be a lockdown defender at the wing positions, which added with Kevin Garnett, who is a great defender at the power forward position, the Celtics might be able to stop somebody after all. Posey has also shown in the past that he has the ability to hit the big shot, something that will help come playoff time.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Coolest Mascot In The World

Today's Top Stories

  • Michigan’s own Marques “Grand Marques” Slocum is as tough as they come. I would hate running into this guy in a dark alley or even a well lit alley. Check out a quiz he filled out on his Facebook page that has made its way around the web today. (EBSBS)

When do you plan on getting married?

it dont matta cuz i hope my wife know ima be playa 4 life

Get the number or give the number?

i would have 2 say bof

Romance or Kinky Sex?

it dont matta however i can get it

How do you feel?

i feel like killin somebody so dont be dat person… lol….not really dont be dat person

  • 28 years after New Wave let us know that 'Video Killed The Radio Star,' Slate Magazine makes claims that TV has killed the sports journalism star. That's right, according to Slate Magazine there is a such thing as a sports journalism star, and they are now a dying breed. The only problem I have here is the use of Stephen A. Smith, although they do talk about how he is getting the axe from his journalism job. For those of you who don't know me, I hate Stephen A. Smith. He is a loudmouth with nothing to say. (SLATE)

That's No Misprint

Not only did Baltimore give up a MLB record 30 runs in a game, but they had to come back and play the 2nd of a double header. How deflating must that have been to get rocked like that, and not be able to go home after to mourn?

Monday, August 20, 2007

This Is The Kind Of Mistake Other NFL Teams Make

The Steelers have never needed anything but hard-mouth smash-nosed football to entertain their legions of fans. They have avoided almost all the BS ribbons and bows that other cities need to attend football games in December. The Steelers don't need cheerleaders. It means something to us fans.

Until now. The Steelers have announced Steely McBeam (above, left. but you get the point). The outcry from fans has been immediate. You can already buy hate gear and all I can hope is that this guy makes like the NBA balls and is gone by the bye week.

Either that or he takes the costume off and it is Joey Porter, returning to where he belongs.

Sounds Like Someone Has Cock On The Brain

ESPN NFL expert Merril Hoge can't fight that feeling anymore!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Today's Top Stories

Teamwork will take this team back to the top! I think we heard the same mumbo jumbo from Team USA camp last year. I might be wrong, but wasn't the goal to surround a few stars with role players who did the complimentary things to win? Not, turning Carmelo into a power forward just to get all the big names into the lineup. (USA basketball report from NBA.COM)

Ryan Seacrest to co-host the Super Bowl. Couldn't they get Richard Simmons? (TMZ)

Sheff just can't seem to let bygones be bygones (ESPN)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

David Beckham's first Hollywood story

Soccer hires a Gus Johnson wannabe to announce their games, now that Beckham has landed. I could not think of a better combo of announcer and athlete since Howard Cossell and Muhammad Ali. It's a shame this really isn't Gus Johnson, since he is off somewhere wondering how the NCAA men's basketball tournament got taken from him, but whoever the announcer is does a splendid job anyway. Also make note of how little Victoria Beckham seems to care about the goal. C'mon lady, your husband has been getting blasted in all the papers, and he finally gets on track, and the best you could do is a golf clap? If you have not seen Victoria Beckham's one part reality show, then you must check it out. She is a true piece of work, which makes her quite entertaining.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Best Red Sox Kid Ever

A Red Sox blog I like called Red Sox Monster turned me on to this clip. This is something for all. Non-sports fans included.

A young cancer survivor, Lexi Alden gets on the mic and completely steals the show. And NESN's Tina Ceraviso has sense enough to let her go pretty unfiltered. My favorite part is when pitcher Kyle Snyder lines up for the next kiss and Lexi disses him. (Appx. 1:04) Genius. This child is a star. This kid is channeling Elaine Stritch - I am obsessed with her.


The Days When NFL Players Actually Fought In The Ring

Derek Jeter Leaving His Mark On Hollywood Lips

Friday, August 10, 2007

This Is Hockey

A Penny For Your Thoughts

I was not quite sure what to think when I was watching ESPN last night and the news of Anfernee Hardaway signing with the Miami Heat came across the ticker. I had to rewind the TV a few times to make sure that I was reading it correctly. Heat fans have been waiting all off season for roster help, but all they have ended up getting are Smush Parker and now Penny Hardaway. These signings to do not bring fear to opposing teams, nor do they bring confidence to the Heat fans, unless somehow Pat Riley can channel the 1999-2000 version of Penny. This was the last time in his bumpy career that he was an all star caliber player.

Penny was the 3rd pick in the 1993 NBA draft and took the league by storm, drawing comparisons to such great players as Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson, for his overall play from the point guard position. Penny could control the game on both ends, never was that more apparent than when he and Shaq led the Orlando Magic to the 1995 NBA Finals. They ended up losing to Houston that year, but Penny came back the following season to finish 3rd in the MVP voting. The union between Penny and Shaq though had begun to crumble from the inside and Shaq soon left for Los Angeles, where he won 3 NBA championships.

Meanwhile, Penny bounced around the league chasing that same level of competitive play that he had early in his career. Much of this can be blamed on his arthritic knees that robbed him of his athletic superiority and turned him into a slow jumpshooter. Penny never was a great outside shooter, but he was able to hide that by getting to the hoop with ease. As those knees got worse, it became harder and harder for Penny to stay on the court. In his final two seasons in the league he only played in 41 of the possible 164 games, but here we are today with Penny attempting a comeback for a team that is in desperate need of a guy like the young Penny. One thing the Heat do have on their roster is veteran know-how, yet that is all they are adding here. I would never say it is a bad thing to bring in a guy that has a history of winning, but when your team is in dire need of some athleticism and outside shooting, is Penny really the right guy? C'mon he was not even on an NBA roster last season.

The most amazing thing about this signing to me, is not the fact that Penny was last seen by NBA fans having a hard time getting up the court, but that he is reunited with Shaq again after all these years. Shaq has gone on the record numerous times claiming that Dwayne Wade was the only sidekick he has had that truly understood him. Yet, here we are today looking at a roster that includes both Wade and Hardaway, so maybe time can truly heal all wounds.
What's next a trade for Kobe Bryant?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Who taught the Bears how to tackle?

I'd Like To Congratulate The New Home Run King...

The crown is yours, wear it proudly.

And, for no apparent reason, here is a picture of Barry Bonds' rookie card:

Barry, I still hate you. October 14, 1992: Never forget.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I hope this will help

What up jerks

I am starting a new business and I would like you guys to help me promote it.

You pay me 10$ and I will give you five fantasy sports team names based on information you have given me regarding specifics to your league.

If you are in other leagues, send the business my way. I just don't want to see anybody go into fantasy with a lame team name like, Stewey Griffin, or something that doesnt fit in the box (I'm looking at you Goldberg).

You will fill out a questionaire that has key info on it such as; your favorite team, player, and coach, favorite restaurant/favorite food in the area of your hometown (must be semi-famous), and an inside joke that you are known as amongst the league you are in (i.e. the guy who pukes when he does shrooms, or guy who took dome from a mexican fatty).

Then I will compile that info, and contort it into snappy and witty puns that are perfect for you to customize your fantasy squad with.

Past names of mine include --

The Fried Mangini (football)
Natey Ice (basketball)
Vote for Pedro (basketball)

Past names I have give to friends--

OriginalFamousRay's (Basketball, Sonic fan)
BuddaKolb (Football, Iggles fan, Buddakan fan)
Willie Ghandolf (Baseball, Met fan, nerd)
EddyChickenCurrySalad (Knick fan, fatty)
Pissica Alba (Laker fan, known for pissing on people when drunk)
40 Akers and a Mule (Eagles fan, racist)

And you'll get five to chose from, for only 10$.

Please, if you know people in need of a good team name, send them my way, I'm only trying to help. The last thing I want is for you to come away with a bad fantasy name. It's bad enough you devote all this time to a league that doesnt really exist or mean anything, why don't you at least be known as the funny one.

Moose Problems

Two angles of Coco Crisp getting RAMMED by the dumb Seattle Mariner Moose. On an ATV.

The Upcoming NFL Season

Get read to eat it, NFL opponents

Monday, August 6, 2007

Gilbert Arenas: The NBA's King Of Comedy

We at Talk About It are concerned with sports and laughing. As such, there is almost no one we want top spend more time on than the Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas. He is one of our favorites and in our last episode, we quoted from his blog an entry that read, in part:

"There are these things called shark attacks, but there is no such thing as a shark attack. I have never seen a real shark attack.

We’re humans. We live on land.

Sharks live in water.

So if you’re swimming in the water and a shark bites you, that’s called trespassing. That is called trespassing. That is not a shark attack."

This is hilarious. Then someone pointed out that Gilbert stole that joke. It seemed disheartening to us. Until we read Gilbert's response. He owns up to it. There is no controversy here: The Talk About It Idiots are forever in favor of Agent Zero.

EPISODE 7: Michael Vick, Attacked By A Shark!

The TALK ABOUT IT IDIOTS are back for Episode 7.

Listen Now!

Keep it in your pants, A-Rod. Jackie and Tim go over the Hitlist: NBA trades
overshadow MLB trades, looks like Jackie is going to have to start
paying attention to the Celtics; we learn that Tim cried when he found
out that there was mob gambling in the NBA; Gilbert Arenas keeps the
NBA fun; and David Beckam saves art and soccer and kills Lord
Voldermort. Then the Idiots score a major coup: an interview with MLB
Commissioner, Bug Selig, who accidentally lets loose on exactly what
he thinks about Barry Bonds. Finally we get ready for fantasy
football, we talk to an expert who has some surprising Vicks...I mean

Sunday, August 5, 2007

James Posey finally finds a job

Looks like there is one more guy who should not be invited to your daughters wedding. Oh 'big game' James, looks a little more like 'date rape' James in these photos.

Pics courtesy of MiamiHoopsBlog.Com

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hot Mess...

Doesn't Eric Gagne look like a hot mess...reminds me of the 2004 team. Te he!

Vince Young to compete for the Heavyweight belt

The more I see of Vince Young, the more I like him. This guy is a leader in the locker room and truly a leader on the field. What other quarterback would risk his season by hitting a teammate in the helmet with his throwing hand? I am not sure any would, but if I had to pick one it would be Brett Favre. Imagine how fast that safety would have been cut from the squad had he hurt Young in that little scrap.

Michael Vick, Leave Them Alone!!!!