Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cinicinnati Mayor Bad Pitch

this cant be a good omen for your team this year...

Monday, March 26, 2007

baseball season... just over a week away.

all kobe, all the time

Kobe Bryant just put together the second best scoring streak in NBA history averaging 54 point per game over the last 5 games. Only Wilt Chamberlain has scored more in a 5 game stretch.

i'm a big fan...

Divison II Basketball Championship... Barton vs. Winona St.

... an incredible comeback

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

oj mayo...

...a major talent with an even bigger ego...
On March 17th, 2007, OJ Mayo, one of the most highly recruited basketball players in the nation, led Huntington High School to its 3rd straight Class AAA basketball championship in the state of West Virginia with 103-61 rout of South Charleston. Mayo finished with a triple-double: 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. In his final moments with a minute left in the game, Mayo threw the ball off the backboard from the free-throw line, caught it in mid-air and dunked. He then threw the ball deep into the stands and held up three fingers and was promptly ejected. Nice...

Here OJ get's T'd up twice, ejected and then bumps the ref on the way out.

gotta love spring break...

Monday, March 19, 2007

local reaction to the tootoo cheap shot on robidas

Dallas Morning News blog posts here.

And from the Stars front office here...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Mike Modano scores goals #502 and #503

tootoo sucker punch on robidas

Jordin Tootoo takes a cheap shot at Stephan Robidas.
More video of it from FSN...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

march madness anyone?

the american pie band camp chick lookin pretty good

Thursday, March 15, 2007

indoor volleyball...

...I'm suddenly a big fan.

joakim noah...

...getting his groove on after the SEC championship game.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

modano reaches 500 goal milestone

Stars video tribute to Modano

Modano with a rebound put-back for his 500th goal against Philadelphia

Mike with a wrister in OT to beat Los Angeles for goal 499

Sunday, March 11, 2007

with march madness upon us...

...some classic Bob Knight moments courtesy of ESPN. I love number 1.

some hockey cheapshots from last week

NJ Devils Cam Janssen's very late hit/elbow on Tomas Kaberle of the Maple Leafs

..and from Thursday night, Chris Simon of the Islanders with this stick cheap shot to the head of the Rangers' Ryan Hollweg.

Lots of discussion in the media the last couple of days as to whether criminal charges should be filed against Simon. This argument completely boggles my mind. In a sport where you allow your players to fight as part of the game, the NHL is just asking for the occasional hit/cheap shot that crosses the line, but that doesn't make it criminal. Its up to the NHL to police itself.

How possibly can the justice system determine what is a "criminal act on the ice" when much of what happens during a game would be considered criminal on the street. How would the justice system determine which violations to prosecute and which to let go? This is for the NHL to sort out. They allow players to fight, slash, cross-check, board and only assess game penalties. Slash hard enough and you can break a wrist, is that criminal? Of course not. Given the right circumstances, a hard enough check with an awkward fall head first into the boards and someone could be seriously injured, but in no way is it criminal. Simon took a cheap shot with his stick and the NHL has penalized him for it, 25 games. Its the largest penalty in NHL history, end of story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

lithuanian dunk contest...

...pretty good stuff
...borrowed from Barry Green.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

cuban really wants to own the cubs

Mark Cuban is throwing around some serious cash in an attempt to buy the Chicago Cubs. Read about it here.

now that had to hurt...

Shaun Livingston dislocates his knee and tears every ligament in the process...

great song by a great band...

the fray

good article by USA Today

Friday, February 23, 2007

keith olbermann is with leather

Origin - According to the story, an anonymous contributor, whom Deadspin editor Will Leitch calls "a respected journalist," was flirting in a bar with an attractive woman wearing leather pants. However, his efforts proved unsuccessful when Berman, who was in Scottsdale to cover baseball spring training, walked by and told the woman "You're with me, leather." The woman immediately got up and left the bar with Berman.Read more about it here.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

time for pitchers and catchers to report... smells like spring training

make her a ball girl and you're bound to increase attendance

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

stars vs red wings, period 3

Six minutes into the 3rd, Stars getting outshot 24-16 and pummeled in the face off circle 25-17.

The Stars now looking like crap, giving up two goals in the last 3 minutes. The Stars are chasing in their own zone and look much slower than Detroit over the last 10 minutes. Three minutes left now and the Stars need a miracle, as it looks like they have no chance to score a goal here now.

Dallas gives up an empty-netter and that's all she wrote... another loss to the f-in dead wings, 3-1.

stars vs red wings, period 2

Mike Ribeiro puts Dallas ahead on a power play goal at 6:34 of the 2nd period. The Stars have had several chances to add a second goal but it remains 1-0 with about 5 minutes left in the period.

Second period ends in a flurry but its still 1-0 Dallas.

stars vs red wings, period 1

No score after one period. Dallas dominated early on, then the ice tilted allowing Detroit several scoring chances toward the end of the period. Dallas starts the 2nd period on a power play.

stars vs red wings on v-day

Stars-Red Wings preview - from Mike Heika, DMN

Key matchup: Henrik Zetterberg vs. Jeff Halpern
The two won't go head-to-head, because Zetterberg is a winger, but it will be interesting to see how the Stars' checking line handles the reigning NHL Player of the Week.

Key stat: 1-5-0
Detroit rookie goalie Joey MacDonald is 1-5-0 this season with a 3.46 goals-against average and an .872 save percentage. He is coming off a 6-1 loss to Philadelphia on Monday in which he allowed five third-period goals.

Red Wings: G Dominik Hasek (wrist) and D Danny Markov (back) are questionable. G Chris Osgood and RW Mikael Samuelsson (foot) are out.

Stars: RW Eric Lindros (lower body injury) and RW Antti Miettinen (lower body injury) are doubtful. RW Brenden Morrow (wrist), LW Steve Ott (ankle) and RW Matthew Barnaby (concussion) are out.

Newly acquired LW Ladislav Nagy went through practice with the Stars on Tuesday and will make his Stars debut on a line with Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen. He will wear No. 17. ... Dallas is coming off a 7-5 win over Colorado on Sunday and is 8-2-1 in its last 11 games. ... Dallas has lost both games to Detroit this season (4-3 at home and 2-1 on the road) and is 2-7-4 in the last 13 games against the Red Wings in Dallas. ... The Red Wings are bringing their dads on this road trip.

Monday, February 12, 2007

now thats getting jacked up..

I saw all of about 5 minutes of the Pro Bowl and this play was one that I happened to catch...

Brian Moorman should stick with punting the ball.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

wade phillips?

ESPN just reported that the Cowboys have hired Wade Phillips as head coach though there's nothing about it on their website, nor does the DMN doesn't have any mention of it yet... I still think Norv Turner was the best choice.

Monday, February 5, 2007

the way it should be... part ii

laying down the law


the way it should be...

Big 12 Conference Standings

Conf All
Texas A&M (6)

7-1 19-3
Kansas (9)

6-2 19-4
Kansas St.

6-2 17-6

6-2 16-6
Oklahoma St. (17)

4-3 18-4
Texas Tech

4-4 15-8

4-4 13-8
Iowa St.

3-5 12-10

2-5 13-8

2-6 13-8

2-7 12-10

2-7 6-13

Saturday, February 3, 2007

law, aggies clear the phog

No. 8 Texas A&M stunned the sixth-ranked Jayhawks, 69-66, Saturday at Phog-Allen Fieldhouse, where Kansas had been 31-0 against the Big 12 South division. Eleven perfect years, 31 straight wins. And now one loss. Kansas' home unbeaten streak against Big 12 South teams is now over while the win gave A&M sole possession of first place in the Big 12.

From the AP - LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Give me the ball, Acie Law pleaded with his head coach. Because Billy Gillispie did, the Big 12 South is 1-31 in Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse instead of 0-32 and Texas A&M has the conference lead all to itself. Law scored his team's last five points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer over Brandon Rush with 20 seconds to go, and the 10th-ranked Aggies erased a 10-point deficit to beat No. 6 Kansas 69-66 Saturday night. Read the rest here...

Monday, January 29, 2007

modano likely to play vs sharks

Thanks to Chuck Carlton on the DMN Stars Blog...

After pushing himself through a hard practice at the HP Pavilion, Mike Modano said he expected to play Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks.

Modano has been sidelined since Dec. 4 with a nagging groin/hip problem. He has made substantial progress since seeing a specialist.

“I think we were waiting for that day where I didn’t feel anything that held me back, just testing it and really seeing explosiveness and what was there," Modano said. "The last five days have been like that. That kind of gave me a good idea that we’ve finally turned a corner.

"I’ll probably play [Tuesday] if it feels the same way in the morning. I’m betting it is." The Stars are 11-10-2 without Modano in the lineup.
Willa is probably happy to get him out of the hosue.

wasson to be named dragon football coach

Southlake Dragons to name new head football coach - By Kathryn Hopper, Pegasus News

While Jerry Jones is still mulling his options, the Southlake Dragons are poised to name their new head coach Monday.

It probably won’t be a big shocker. Fossil Ridge football coach Hal Wasson has been the favorite to continue the Dragons dynasty and now the Star-Telegram reports he’s playing coy, but confirmed he’s scheduled a Monday meeting with his current players and coaches.

Wasson has more than a few connections with Carroll. He coached the team’s running backs in 2002 and 2003; his son, Chase, was the star quarterback who led the team to its 2002 5A Division II title and his wife, Sallie, teaches physical education at Johnson Elementary. His four-season record at Fossil Ridge is 28-15.

Carroll district officials plan to make the announcement 5 p.m. Monday.

A field of 28 candidates applied for the Dragons top coaching spot after Todd Dodge announced he was headed for the University of North Texas. Finalists for the Dragons job included Wasson, Andrews’ Blaine Springston, Plano East’s Johnny Ringo and Frisco’s Vance Gibson. La Marque head coach Bryan Erwin was also in the running, but took the head-coaching job at Marcus last week.

Carroll’s search committee members include Carroll Superintendent David J. Faltys, Athletic Director Ronnie Tipps, Senior High Principal Daniel Presley, High School Principal Rick Westfall and Chief Personnel Officer Derek Citty and Booster Club President Jack Luna.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

the saints are done..

...but it appears one of their fans isn't.
Looks like a Maxim photo shoot spread is in this girl's future.

is this really that hard of a pick???

just another reason I cant stand to watch women's basketball

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

pure hotness...

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is 33 today... and she looks as hot as she did at 23.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

hockey fights are civilized

The fight here between 6'3", 243-pound Georges Laraque of Phoenix and 6'4", 263-pound Raitis Ivanans of LA is unexceptional aside from the fact that Laraque is miked up. Here's what he has to say to Ivanans as the two enforcers await the drop of the puck:

"You want to? Okay. We're up? Okay. Good luck man."

Great stuff... and as the announcer says, "He's the heavyweight champion of the league, no question about it." Let the record show, courtesy of, that Laraque, the winner here, and stands at 5-0 on the year vs. Ivanans' record of 3-4-1.

stephen colbert likes the saints

this guy is funny...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

bears/seahawks betting trend

from a local reputable handicapper...
Seattle at Chicago (-8.5) Total: 36.5

Chicago has been coasting for weeks. That can be good (they're rested) or bad (they're rusty).

The Bears have gotten constant criticism as the year has worn on and almost all of it revolves around QB Rex Grossman. They have been out-gained in four of their last six games and have declined a net 47 yards per game the last half of the season. Some of that must also be attributed to the loss of star DT Tommie Harris.

But the same "rested-home-team-off-a-home-loss-and-a-bye" angle that was such a positive trend for New Orleans also applies directly to these Bears.

The bottom line for me here is my belief the Bears are way better than the Seabags. And, while the Bears may have struggled down the stretch, Seattle's wandered aimlessly. In truth, they shouldn't have even made it past the Cowboys. Seattle's a banged up team that's nothing like last year's Super Bowl unit.

And check this out. When Mike Holmgren loses straight up to a home team coming off a home loss, he's 1-33-2- ATS. If you're gonna take Seattle take them because you believe they can win straight up. I don't believe they can.


they got game...

Suns girls

Mavs dance team

Not a Celtics fan, but cant complain here

Hornets dance team

Friday, January 12, 2007

nfl playoffs quarterfinals overview

History tells us that being a rested home team in this round is a remarkable advantage.

Since 1980, home teams in this round are 76-24 SU and 57-40-3 ATS. Of the last 56 teams that played in the Super Bowl, 46 of them were these "rested home teams". That means a significant historical edge to Baltimore, San Diego, New Orleans and Chicago.

It certainly does not mean all the road teams are doomed. But one must understand the kind of deep history "bummer" these sides face. Going back 28 years you get these numbers from the Gold Sheet.

In this round:
• favorites SU are 86-33 (three games were "pick'em")
• favorites are 64-52-3 ATS
• favorites of 3.5-6.5 points are 22-16-1
• favorites of 7-9.5 points are 23-15
• favorites of 10-13.5 points are 9-6

These games involving the supposed eight best are often not close. 56 of the last 120 "quarterfinals" have been decided by 14 points or more. In short, this is often a blowout weekend.

There are no general "over/under" trends this weekend.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

boarderline sports related

Danica Patrick racing Dale Jr along with Jay-Z

Sunday, January 7, 2007

all kobe, all the time

Living in Dallas (since 6th grade), I root for all the local pro teams all the time. I'm not a two-percenter, I dont watch only when they're good, I watch every team every year, good or bad and if you've seen much of the Rangers or Mavs in the 90's or the Cowboys after Troy Aikman, there's been plenty of bad with these teams. In terms of who I'd watch first, it would probably be in this order Cowboys, Stars, Mavs, Rangers. The Cowboys edge out the Stars and Mavs simply because they only play 16 regular season games a year. This brings me to my point finally; the one time I have trouble rooting for a Dallas team is when the Mavs play the Lakers. I've been a Lakers fan forever, back before the Mavs were good (the first time around with Aguire and Blackman), back in the Magic and showtime days. The Mavs sucked then so I rooted for the Lakers mainly because of Magic Johnson, because he just wanted to win. So tonight, the Mavs took their 13 game winning streak out to Staples Center where Kobe hung 62 on them in 3 quarters last year and as the game moved into the fourth quarter with the Mavs ahead I had to pull for my man Kobe and the Lakers. Fourteen fourth quarter points later, they pulled off the upset and sent the Mavs packing, their win streak over. Sorry Mavs, I love to watch you but Kobe is Magic-esk, he just wants to win.

Friday, January 5, 2007

so i saw this about a week ago...

...and I'm just now posting it.

"Dallas won its fourth consecutive game..."

So you don't say? Being a huge Stars fan, I had to do a double-take and then check the scores but I could have sworn they had just lost the night before and sure enough they had. Someone at yahoo needs to do some fact checking next time. Maybe they should go here.

Dec 21 Dallas at San Jose W 3-0
Dec 23 Dallas vs Edmonton W 3-2
Dec 26 Dallas at Chicago L 1-2
Dec 27 Dallas at Colorado W 5-4

what is up with cheerleaders these days

So it appears a Louisville cheerleader (Becca Manns) has an interesting hobby of taking naked pictures of herself and leaving them on her digital camera... ooops, guess you can't trust all your friends. Word is she's no longer on the UofL cheer squad. Here's guessing that the Orange Bowl would have been more exciting had she been there.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007


• So the mystery of AssGate has been solved. Megan is the proud owner of the tush shown round the world. I can't deny, she's got quite a caboose.

• In what could be a page right out of girls gone wild, these McKinney North cheerleaders caused quite a stir with several administrators losing their jobs. Wonder if those myspace pics are still around?

• The Fiesta Bowl was nothing short of spectacular. If you missed it, Boise State won on 3 successful trick plays, one to score a TD to tie the game at the end of regulation, one to score a TD in overtime and the final statue of liberty play for the two-point conversion and the win. Check the plays out here if you missed them.

• If that wasn't enough, star tailback Ian Johnson proposed to his girlfriend, who happens to be a cheerleader, right after scoring on the 2-point conversion.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

bottoms up...

While the USC football team is well respected, their Song Girls generally dont get the same. They may not be the sharpest tools in the shed considering they have a habit for cheering for the wrong team. However, they are nice to look at. Especially when ABC's cameras are in the right place at the right time. Apparently one in particular was feeling a bit of a draft during the game.

And here's why everyone should invest in HD...
analog tv... looks like comando

in HD, she's unfortunately got something on

a closer look of her before

and now after the twirl

another reason (or two) to root for the buckeyes

where do I sign up???