Saturday, April 2, 2011
posted at 4:47 PM
Friday, April 1, 2011
super speedy guy 3rd. one of the best power hitters in the game 5th. and no jd drew vs a lefty. i'm sure millions of angry sox fan guys are screaming all over talk radio right now that crawford needs to be 1st and gonzo needs to be 4th, but i love the 1-6.
posted at 2:46 PM
Thursday, March 31, 2011
it looks miserable at yankee stadium right now. 40 degrees, a wind chill down to 33, and a light drizzle. there's a 50% chance of snow in cleveland over night before the indians' opener. and in philly there's supposed to be a mix of rain and snow during their game tomorrow. it makes no sense why mlb does this every year. only about 10 or 11 teams play outdoors in places where the weather is still crappy this time of year. by my math that is definitely less than half. play the first 2 weeks in warm weather. wait till mid april to come to boston, new york, chicago, etc. it's seems so simple.
posted at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
posted at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
seriously, i feel like i formulate all my best ideas while i'm in the shower. i need some sort of waterproof ipad i think. also that picture is weird al yankovic, which is awesome. i didn't realize that when i dowloaded it, it was just the only picture i could find of somebody on a computer in the shower. 20 years ago i'm pretty sure weird al was my favorite artist. "without a mother or a father, just a test tube and a womb with a view... i think i'm a clone now (a clone now)" i new that song before i knew the actual tiffany version.
posted at 2:56 AM
Monday, March 28, 2011
i remember sending a text to my buddy cliffy 5 years ago that said "#2 UCLA, #3 florida, #4 LSU, and George Mason?! worst final four ever." well, this one's got that beat by a mile. for the first time ever there's not a single #1 or #2 seed. there's a team that lost 5 games in the horizon league, and another that lost 6 in the CAA. and the highest seed left, uconn, lost 4 of it's last 5 regular season games and finished 9-9 in the big east. have i mentioned that this tournament is slightly unpredictable?
posted at 3:45 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
everybody and their mother is panicking over the celtics all of a sudden. not me. and for several good reasons:
1. it's a LONG season. all the good teams good through bad patches like this. the lakers lost 6 of 11 before the all star break. the heat lost 6 of 7 a few weeks ago. the spurs have even lost 3 of their last 6 right now.
2. how do people have such short term memories?! this is one twofold:
A: less than a week ago the celtics had two back to back spectacular come from behind road wins http://lucidsportsfan.blogspot.com/2011/03/spike-lee-and-rays-mom-are-buddies-and.html and
B: remember last year?! boston played .500 ball for two thirds of the season, and still came within minutes of the title in LA. this team already has the same number of wins (50) as last year
3. not having the best record isn't that big a deal. i feel like the celtics would be the clear favorites as the #1, without it they are contenders with just as good a chance as anyone else
4. their recent struggles have a lot less to do with the perk trade, and a lot more to do with boredom. since the big 3 came together, they have a history of not getting up for bad teams. they're aging veterans who save their energy for when it counts. if they get blown out next month in chicago and miami, then i'll start to panic a little.
so there you go. calm down everybody.
posted at 4:36 AM