Sports from the point view from the guy that holds the clipboard for the guy that holds the clipboard.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quick Love Note to the Haters

Brady, Maroney, and Harrison all on the IR, yet the Patriots are in first place.  How much is it going to suck if they win the Super Bowl anyway?  Best football season ever?  Yet the Patriots are right where they belong, FIRST PLACE.  Don't let reality cloud your judgment though, you never have in the past.   Who's laughing now hater?

I am.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Misdirection Play 10-21

Starting off on a depressing note this week we go to Afraid of Ed Hochuli's lament about the Seattle sports scene.  A sadder place does not exist in America right now.

Super Punch shows us that Baseball (which is dead to me right now) is way cooler in Japan.

German blogger Nerdcore ( brings us this cool page of Star Wars Bowling Balls .  Bowling is too a sport!  The Nintendo Wii told me it was, so it is!

Lee Tunnell totes looks like Weird Al!

Some good stuff in this week's cheating recap.  Someday the MLS may have one of it's own make it into the SHOF .  Who knew that people palying poker online would try to cheat.  I am truly shocked!

The Miami Dolphins are super-excited to not suck anymore!

Pete LaForest better bring the karma in the WS.

We have a winner in the Creepiest Mascot Contest!

Super Punch is not my new favorite blog, but he does find some great stuff!  Move if you see this sign on halloween:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Misdirection Play 10-12

I'll try to dig up the best sports links from non-sports sources on top of stuff that you just can't go wrong with.

Yes folks, that does look just like NERF CRICKET.  I don't know if it is or isn't but it looks cool.

We start with the weekly cheating recap.  I am really liking the Cheat or Beat blog.

Uniforms that are uglier than the Jets throw-backs.  Just do not make fun of them to the players faces!

I promise that if I ever get on a baseball card or a trading card of any type that I will not wear a Hawaiian shirt.  I know that is not a Hawaiian shirt, but that is my standard.  I won't go as low as he did!

One non-sports link, because you need to broaden your horizons a bit.  That and Clerks refernces are awesome.

A classic resurrected by the fail blog.

The onion gives us some very funny but inappropriate charity humor.  Click at your own risk.

X marks the Pitchers mound.

Did you want to see BMX kung-fu?


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Re-poster: When next we meet.... (Pats v Colts AFC Championship Game)

Originally written: November 5, 2007.

Things that WILL be different when the Patriots and Colts play again in the playoffs:
1) Penalties: let's assume the refs were 100% dead on right with every single call. Do you honestly think the Patriots will make that many mistakes against the Colts again? No way. Alter this aspect early in a game and we have a blowout on our hands.
2) Addai: do you think the Patriots will completely forget how to tackle again this season? No way. Again, change this = blow out
3) Harrison: yes this had an impact, but the Pats have won all three super bowls by over coming injuries. Much was made about the changing of roles between the teams. How each had developed the other's style of play. The Colts forgot a key aspect of the Patriot Way: how to handle injuries. Brady, Bruschi, Samuel, and Watson all got their jobs by playing well when someone else got injured. Colvin missed the entire 2003 season. Seymour and Harrison were gone for most of last year, the list goes on and on.
4) Foxborough: yes the style the Colts play will put them in a better position to win in bad weather, but Foxborough is not their home. The crowd noise will be against them and weather is always an issue for a team that plays in a dome. There is a reason the Patriots always volunteer to play that Saturday night game in the post-season.
5) Manning face: he had that look on his face again. That look of defeat, dismay and a total lack of understanding of how this happened AGAIN. The psychological edge for the Patriots has been re-established. The air of invincibility has been restored. Honestly, I saw it on his face on the sidelines during the first quarter of the game. He may have forgotten he's passed this challenge previously. This makes me sad, because I want a championship level rivalry, but instead we have the old beaten-down Manning back.
So the Pats had all these dis-advantages yesterday, even if you call them poor play (tackling and penalties), heck ESPECIALLY if you call them poor play, it goes to show the Colts are not in the same league as the Pats. The only thing they have to hope for is being less injured, and this is the NFL, learn to deal with injuries or learn to lose.
They never did meet again that season.....