Saturday, June 25, 2011

what's the deal with the NBA draft?

i consider myself a pretty big NBA fan, and of the all the players taken in the lottery, i'd heard of about a third of them.  the guy taken #1 overall played exactly 11 college games.  4 of the top 7 picks have never even played in the US.  and the one guy everybody knows is a star, who single handily carried his team to the national title, went 9th.  maybe it has to do with the lockout looming, and teams willing to take more chances on guys deemed "projects."  but i find it hard to believe that there can really be 8 guys in this draft better than kemba walker.  remember this?!  and i wrote that back in the big east tournament, before the big dance even started.  is "watching games" no longer a part of scouting players?

Friday, June 24, 2011

josh hamilton says blue eyes don't work very well

last year's AL MVP is hitting .122 with 0 home runs and only 4 RBI in day games.  but at night he's batting .374 with 6 home runs and 28 RBI.  he thinks the reason he can't hit when it's light out is because his eyes are blue.  according to espn's tim kurkjian on sportscenter today, lots of "baseball people," as well as this dallas optometrist, agree with him.  how have i gone my whole life without knowing this?  i have blue eyes and have always been able to see really well.  imagine if i had the good colored eyes?  i was never much of a hitter as a kid, and now i know why.  a brown eyed me would have been crushing home runs all over the place in little league.  and i wonder where my promising tennis career could have gone if i'd been able to see the ball?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

summer is killing my blog. help!

not only am i having more trouble finding time to write it, but people also seem to be having less time to read it.  a bunch of blogs in the past couple weeks got nowhere near as many hits as i expected.  particularly my praise for the awesome budweiser flag can, my inquiry as to how one gets hired for the best job ever, and just recently my random rant about tin cup and andy murray.

so in order to stay motivated, i need to start getting more people to read this.  if you have any good ideas let me know.  if you read something and you like it, please share the link on facebook or any other way you know how.  and for my few twitter followers, retweet!  thanks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

sometimes i wish i was a padres fan

i'm on my way to fenway for the afternoon game today vs the padres.  the last time i saw them was about two years ago when i was living in san diego.  i don't remember who they played, or anything about the game. but i do remember that on the day of the game i walked up to the ticket window and paid $20 for a good seat along the 3rd base line, that included a free hot dog and a soda.  i also remember a time i went to opening day in tampa.  that day i had two tickets, also near 3rd base, that cost a total of $24.  i couldn't find somebody to go with me and i didn't even care.  it's great to have you're team always sell out and to always be a contender, but sometimes i'm jealous of other cities where you can go to baseball games everyday if you like for next to nothing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

so now what? golf? tennis? doppelgangers?

i love baseball, but i'm not sure what to do now that it's the only thing going.  coming off probably the best combined NBA/NHL playoff season that i remember, there is now definitely a major void in the sports world.  that kid winning the US open yesterday was kinda cool; but golf?  really?  the best i can do with that is say how much the name "rory mcilroy" reminds me of "roy mcavoy."  although it is pretty eerie when you watch this clip, at the 8 second mark he talks about finishing with best score ever at the open:

and for those who pay even less attention to golf than me, the real rory mcilroy did just that yesterday, at -16; exactly what the fictitious roy mcavoy couldn't quite do.  and while we're on the subject, tin cup is probably in my top 5 sports movies ever.  hmm, that's definitely a blog idea for another lazy summer day.  or maybe i should have just written this whole thing about tin cup.  i love the scene where he plays golf with garden tools, and then later with only a 7 iron.  but best of all it bucks the generic sports movie cliche by letting him lose in the end.  and somehow you still feel good about it.  brilliant.

also wimbeldon started yesterday.  which i'm kinda pissed about because it was televised on espn2 all day.  the bruins never got their fair share of props on all the regular daytime shows that were bumped, first for golf last week, and now tennis this week.  so rather than hear skip bayless, mike and mike, and scott van pelt talk about how awesome brad marchand and tim thomas were, i was stuck watching andy murray.  who by the way, looks EXACTLY like this guy:

that's andy murray, above.  NOT andy murray, below.  that guy (rob huebel) plays small parts in a lot of funny movies and some stuff on comedy central.  off the top of my head i think of him as the douchey realtor who wants to work with paul rudd in "i love you, man," and the guy a.j. who is holly's new boyfriend on "the office" after she moves to nashua and breaks up with michael.

wow, this blog is all over the place.  i changed the title 4 times while i was typing.  just kind of started writing and went with it stream of consciousness style.  i like it though.

Monday, June 20, 2011

lowrie, crawford, and buchholz to the DL? no big deal, we still got wake.

lost in all the bruins hysteria the past few days is the fact that red sox players have suddenly started dropping like flies.  when it was reported at the start of yesterday's game that buchholz was joining lowrie and crawford on the DL, i started having flashbacks to last year's injury decimated season.  there wasn't much time to dwell on it though, as the sox put the first 7 guys on base en route to a 6 run first inning that blew the game wide open.  adrian gonzalez picked up 2 more hits, his 100th and 101st of the season, putting him on pace for a ridiculous 230.  and with the win, wakefield now has 183 of them in a sox uniform.  he's only 10 away from breaking the team record of 192, held by both roger clemens and cy young.  crazy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

"professor of tv and pop culture" is a real job?

the other day "outside the lines" did a show about the miami/lebron finals aftermath.  somehow they picked this guy as an expert to interview about why everybody loves mocking lebron so much.  but my real question is, how did he get his job in the first place?  "professor of tv and pop culture?"  that can't be real.  and if it is, how do i get that job?  what are the qualifications?  what did he put on his resume when he applied, "i sit around all day and watch tv and read stuff on the internet?"  cause if that's the case i'm the perfect candidate. 

and memo to syracuse, this guy looks to be about 60 years old.  i don't care how much he knows or how much tenure he has, there's no way somebody that age should be teaching "pop culture."  and also, who do they think they are offering this as a class anyway?  i would have taken that every semester twice a year for 4 years at richmond if i could have.

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