Thursday, April 7, 2011

miami: where 1+1 = a lot less than 2

now that the regular season is almost over, there is some pretty good data to show what i hoped would be the case: lebron and wade together aren't much better than either one on their own.  the heat are 54-24, on pace to go 57-25.  last year the cleveland lebron's went 61-21.  miami last year with no bosh or lebron even went 47-35.  wade and lebron do the same thing.  they play the same way.  their games do not compliment each other at all.  if you took either one of them off this team, it still probably wins 50 games.  if you replaced one of them with a star point guard, rondo, williams, paul, nash, etc. they probably win 65 and are clear title favorites. 

also yes, i am ignoring the lebron/john henry/sox partnership story.  his mom getting arrested is funny though.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

this schwab commercial irritates the hell out of me

first, i don't get why it's a weird cartoon/computerized version of the guy talking.  and second, i HATE how he keeps saying the word "vineyard" with such distaste.  in my mind there is only one vineyard, and it is awesome.  the stupid ad has been running since last summer, why won't it go away already?!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

yankee stadium doesn't appear to be a very tough ticket these days

here are a few shots from last night's game in the bronx:


the official attendance was 40,311.  I had no idea the new stadium could hold 160,000 people!

i don't think delonte called "glass"

also poor form, he's not gonna make too many of those if he keeps shooting them like chest passes.

Monday, April 4, 2011

the sox are terrible, the season is already over

so i have watched a lot of espn and read a lot of stuff online today, and one thing is very clear to me.  the red sox are obviously no good this year.  the starting pitchers give up 3.67 home runs a game on average.  you can't win that way.  even though we haven't seen beckett or dice k yet, i am sure that they will be just as bad as the other 3 guys who have pitched once already.  youk is only batting .222, he can't hit anymore.  and crawford isn't even fast like he is supposed to be, he has 0 stolen bases.  not to mention bard, the supposed closer of the future, has an era of 54.00.  how can you even play major league baseball with an era like that?!  the numbers are irrefutable.  159 more games is not enough to fix everything that's wrong with this team.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

freaking butler again?!? not possible.

ok, this is totally redundant cause i just wrote about it a few days ago.  but i feel like i have to say it again.  small schools from non-major conferences do NOT make it to the championship.  pretty much ever.  here's the previous 10 title game matchups:

north carolina vs michigan st
kansas vs memphis
florida vs ohio st
florida vs ucla
north carolina vs illinois
uconn vs georgia tech
syracuse vs kansas
maryland vs indiana
duke vs arizona
michigan st vs florida

all big schools from major conferences.  in fact, you have to go all the way back to 1979 to find anything even remotely like butler in the title game.  indiana st made it that year, but they had a guy named larry bird.  the chances of any "cinderella" small school ever getting to the final are extremely rare.  the odds against something like that happening in consecutive years are astronomical.  but the odds of it happening twice in a row to the SAME TEAM?  i literally don't even think you can calculate it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

bruins win division, boston teams perfect this year

the bruins win over the atlanta somethings today clinched the adams, er, northeast division for boston.  the pats, celtics, and bruins are now 3 for 3 this year in division titles.  i realize division titles have meant less than nothing here for the last decade, but still it's at least moderately impressive.  if this was cleveland everybody would be going nuts right now.  hopefully the sox won't crumble under the immense pressure to keep the streak alive.

Friday, April 1, 2011

interesting choices in sox lineup

boston's opening day batter order:

1. ellsbury
2. pedroia
3. crawford
4. youk
5. gonzalez
6. ortiz
7. cameron
8. salty
9. scutaro

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.

great april fools day joke

you tape the handle down on the sprayer in the kitchen sink, and make sure it's pointing out.  then the first person who uses the water gets sprayed.  my little sister did this a long time ago back when we were kids, and i remember being very impressed.  i'm pretty sure my parents even enjoyed it too.  i did it a few years ago to my roommates, and they also thought it was pretty funny.  because of this, i'm fairly certain that it's timeless and works for all ages.

also i have no idea who the lady in this picture is, but i had to use it just because i was able to find one on google of exactly what i was talking about.

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