Thursday, April 05, 2012

Walk-Out Music

It's Opening Day so across the country lead-off hitters are coming to the plate to the current cheesy pop hits.
If I were a baseball player, I'd probably bat second and be a high on-base, low slugging guy, I would want the PA to play "Let's Go By Trick Daddy" before each of my at bats:

Combine the Ozzy Osbourne "Crazy Train" sample, with a good bassline and Trick Daddy's aggressive lyrics, that is guaranteed to get the heart of the lineup fired up.

But if I were a closer I would want something a little more intimidating. I like "Shut Em Down" by Onyx. That should intimidate the opposing hitters:

Imagine running out of the bullpen with that song playing.

Please post your own preferences in the comments section. And include the link to the youtube videos.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Song of the Week

"What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
A pretty cool pop song. One day on my way to work I noticed the neighborhood was packed with tweens and teenyboppers, all because these young cats were playing a free concert on "The Today Show."

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Why the Long Face? You Won

Congratulations to Reissberg on his victory in this year's Tournament Challenge group. His 1440 points put him in the top 2.6% nationally, tied for 166,057th place. He was one of 10 (nearly half our group) to pick the champion correctly. He narrowly edged out Dylan, whose brother Evan would have won if Kansas had pulled off the upset.
In third place is some random entry followed by Mrs. Poop in 4th.
Mrs. Poop is a force in this contest, winning in 2011 & 2009.
2008 was another heart-breaking year for poor Evan, who lost to his father when Kansas (those bastards) pulled off a miracle against Memphis.
In 2007, Michael was the champion. The once great Michael has fallen to embarrassing levels, finished 20th out of 21 this year.
I did not keep accurate records so I don't know who won in 2010. But from now on I will post the list so we can look back at past performance.

Three New Favorite Players for 2012

Brandon Phillips - I was watching one of those shows on MLB Network where they have players wired for sound. Phillips aka B-Peezy was singing "damn damn damn James" in the dugout. Any Poophead worth his or her salt knows that is the refrain from my favorite song, "Spottieottiedopaliscious."

Drew Pomeranz - Three weeks after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in August, he was back on the mound. And he actually pitched 5 scoreless innings in his Major League debut. When I had my appendix out I was itching my belly button for two months after.

Zach Wheeler - For years I have been pushing the Mets to dump their overpaid, underproducing stars for top-notch minor league prospects. Though the Mets lack the stomach to go full bore into rebuilding mode (because they have to please the papers and Fat Francesa), they did get a highly-regarded pitching prospect for Carlos Beltran.

Monday, April 02, 2012

The End of the Madness

March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. And when it goes it leaves behind two of the best two weeks of the year. But time marches on and when April comes we are left with just two teams.
And this year, unlike last when a slew of upsets led to one of the worst title games in years, the title game features two very good teams, and tons of good players.
Though we expect Kentucky to win, Kansas at least has a puncher's chance.
The same is true on the women's side where a juggernaut Baylor, led by an unattractive star (Brittney Griner) faces off against a good team, that is still a big underdog, Notre Dame, led by the lovely Skylar Diggins.
Which led me concoct this very clever yet very poorly done photoshop essay. Please judge it only on the humor, not on the workmanship.

Britney Griner and Skylar Diggins star in Beauty and the Beast

The Poop is proud to announce over the weekend we got roughly 4,000 hits all from people who want to fuck Skylar Diggins or pluck Anthony Davis.

2012 Baseball Season Predictions

A new wrinkle this season with the addition of one wild card in each league. So when you list your wild cards put an "over" between and we'll know who you think will win the one game playoffs.

JLeary dominated this contest last year correctly guessing Ryan Braun as MVP, Jeremy Hellickson as Rookie of the Year and Joe Maddon as manager of the year. This season I will not let that little shit win.

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies
NL Central: Cincinnati Reds
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wild Cards: Miami Marlins over Washington Nationals
NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies over Cincinnati Reds

AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central: Detroit Tigers
AL West: Los Angeles Angels
AL Wild Cards: Texas Rangers over Tampa Bay Rays
ALCS: Los Angeles Angels over Texas Rangers

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies over Los Angeles Angels

NL MVP: Matt Kemp
AL MVP: Albert Pooh Holes
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay
AL Cy Young: Jered Weaver
NL Rookie of the Year: Bryce Harper
AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Moore
NL Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson
AL Manager of the Year: Jim Leyland

Bill Self's First Phone Call Should be to Ray Lewis

Here's Ray Lewis's pregame speech to Stanford helping them win the NIT. It wasn't such a great speech, parts of it are incoherent but I just think people are afraid to disappoint Ray Lewis.