Friday, September 16, 2016
The Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract in a completely irrelevant, inconsequential and strictly PR move. He will never make the major league roster and it would be a shock if he was even good enough this year and in the Arizona Fall League, to get a spring training invite. That is unless, of course, he gets help hitting a curveball. "Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball. Let's not start a holy war Harris."
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Louisville QB and early Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson, took a break from running around over and threw defenses to sit on the bench next to his teammate Traveon Samuel, creating the visual of "Samuel L. Jackson." That joins some other great sets of teammates:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love" - The Teenagers It's time for our annual look at the songs and the sounds that were popular in years past. We start our trip down Memory Lane 60 years ago in 1956 with this doo-wop classic. Believe it or not, but I have never seen the movie of the same title, about the life of Frankie Lymon and the three women he married within 4 years under unusual circumstances. While 1956 was dominated by Elvis, I prefer the doo-wop sound.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
As troublesome high school Spanish students, Reissberg, myself and others used to translate people's names from Spanish to English and vice versa. We loved the 49ers dynamic passing duo, Esteban Joven a Jerry Arroz (Steve Young to Jerry Rice). We delighted at soccer player Charles Blackmouth (Carlos Bocanegra). And our favorite player ever was Seattle Mariners pitcher Joe Breadandwater (Jose Paniagua). The tradition continues to this day as we lamented the season-ending injury to Vikings quarterback Teddy Puenteagua (Teddy Bridgewater). Evidently, we are not alone, as another of our translations, this one for Cleveland Indians closer Jose Mesa, is actually listed as his nickname on his baseball reference page, and his Wikipedia entry.