Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
The Talk About it Idiots are back after an extended summer vacation (aka prison stay). Jackie and Tim missed the podcast the way Bush misses Mandela.
And what a post-summer extravaganza we have for you. The Idiots start things off in Cheatersville, USA otherwise known as as Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the Patriots. Tim think the genius Bill Belichick is a cheater, Jackie (predictably) disagrees and thinks Jets head coach, Eric Fatgini should use some OxyClear on that zit-factory of a chin. He looks like someone let a 13 year-old band kid coach an NFL team. The Sports Psychic makes some amazing predictions that confound even the savviest sports brain. And Jackie and Tim end with OJ Simpson...and Tim recounts a story of when he met OJ and OJ tried to kill him. Ah! Ain't it grand to be back?
Posted by Mark V at 3:41 PM
Former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, pleaded guilty to one count each of drug possession and DUI charges. The former baddest man on the planet was arrested last year after police say they found him with bags of cocaine after leaving a nightclub. Tyson has been on a long destructive road from birth, but this might be the final straw. Sentencing will take place on November 19th, when he can face 4 years and 3 months in jail.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
In the ongoing saga of 'What If OJ...' comes 2 funny articles that paint OJ in a funny light.
1) What if OJ did rob the memorabilia collectors at gun point? (Slate)
2) What if OJ had the power to cancel the World Series again? (Bugs & Cranks)
First the world had to come to grips with What If OJ murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and now this. If we can't live in a world where OJ is good, then I am not sure I want to be living! Next you are going to tell me that Santa Claus does not exist.
Posted by Tim at 3:44 PM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Click on this link for exclusive audio footage of OJ Simpson trying to get his shit back. It is unreal that someone had a recording device on the scene, but thank goodness for our sakes they did. You can hear the little murderer inside of OJ come out while the scene plays out. Thanks TMZ for the audio.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Reports out of Miami stated that there was a MLB game yesterday, but by the looks of this picture it would be hard to tell. 400 fans showed up yesterday to see the classic matchup between the Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals. That's right, only 400 fans showed up. What is going on South Florida? The Marlins have won more World Series rings in the last 10 years than any other team in baseball, and yet nobody seems to care. I have a hard time believing that there are not more baseball fans out there interested in checking out a game. C'mon folks this is Major League Baseball, the best players in the world, obviously there is a reason to see a game. The Marlins have some of the top young talent in the game, that alone is worth seeing.
Maybe it is the fact that the team plays in a football stadium, or maybe it is the fact that both World Series winning teams were blown up right after their magical seasons. There is no better way to send fans a running than to get rid of all the top talent instead of keeping them in order to defend their title. The Marlins have been notoriously cheap when it comes to keeping talent, and there should be no surprise that the fans now are responding. People in Miami are not just interested in seeing a winner, but they want to see some of the same faces from year to year. No team can gain a fanbase when the door to the locker room is a revolving one.
Monday, September 10, 2007
- Michigan Wolverines have opened a season with two straight losses at home for the first time since 1959 and have dropped four straight, dating to last season, for the first time in four decades. The losing streak coincides with the death of former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler. It seems the coaching staff and the team are still struggling from that big loss so much that they can't get it together on the field. Luckily for the Wolverines they face a Notre Dame team struggling just as badly. Notre Dame starts a true Freshman looking to get his team their first win of the season.
- Oklahoma put a beating on University of Miami Saturday so badly that one might suspect UM was a Division II and not the school that dominated the early 2000's. Miami's new coach, Randy Shannon had a tough time in his first big game matching up with Bob Stoops's dynamic team. OU was able to move the ball at will on a Miami D that was supposed to be one of the best in the nation, and their defense was rock solid.
- Speaking of ass kickings, LSU put a real one on Virginia Tech, so badly that they have turned to freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor to guide the squad in the upcoming week.
- Federer wins the US Open but Novak Djokovic wins our hearts with his impressions.
Posted by Tim at 12:21 PM
Former Rockets Guard Vasillis Spanoulis strikes on the international stage again, this time beating Croatia with a last second 3 pointer. Spanoulis breaks some defenders ankles on the way to the game winner.
It reminds me of Randolph Childress's killer crossover versus UNC many years ago. The crossover was deadly, but what won a lifetime of admiration was the taunt after it toward the defender to get back up. Coincidentally, Childress like Spanoulis never found his way in the NBA, but had some great years overseas.
Posted by Tim at 11:20 AM
Friday, September 7, 2007
The NFL starts up this weekend and there are some great games to be played, so lets take a look at the most intriguing matchups on the schedule.
- Patriots at Jets: A week one matchup of the top 2 teams in the AFC East should be very intriguing. How will the Patriots offense fair with all of their new weapons? Fans can stop dreaming of a what if Tom Brady had this or that world, cause he has now has Randy Moss, Wes Welker, and Donte Stallworth to throw to. How much is left in Moss's tank is yet to be determined, but what better place to find out than in the Meadowlands against a division rival. Mangenius proved his worth last season, when he took a young Jets squad to the playoffs, but can he capitalize on that success? Jonathan Vilma leads a very explosive defense aiming for an early season message.
- Bears at Chargers: This could have been the Super Bowl matchup last year, had Cam Cameron kept getting the ball to LT in the second half of their playoff loss. Instead, it is a great week one battle. Rex Grossman has been getting blasted during the preseason for making too many turnovers, and Cedric Benson's work ethic has been questioned. Two big concerns for Bears fans, but I am looking forward to this game, not because of the Bears offense, but their defense led by Brian Urlacher. Will LT be able to do to this squad what he did in this Nike commercial?
- Giants at Cowboys: Eli versus Romo in a battle to sleep with as many celebrities as possible. I guess you don't have to be very good to get the job done on and off the field.
- Ravens at Bengals: A division rivalry will play out on MNF pitting one of the best defenses and one of the best offenses head to head. Will it be Palmer and Johnson or Lewis and Reed? This games tops my must see list.