Friday, September 16, 2016

Mets Sign Tim Tebow

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:

Short White Cox

Clark Griswold

Gay Cousins

Dingle Berry

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Song of the Week

"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

I Guess We Weren't The Only Ones

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This Does Not Offend Me

Some well-meaning (I think) people set up a Coca-Cola display in a Wal-Mart store that called to mind the World Trade Center, with an American Flag in the background. Some people had a problem with it, saying it was distasteful to use such imagery in a commercial setting, especially since there was a sign indicating the price, right between the towers.

I truly believe the people behind that display meant it as a tribute and commemoration, not a crass attempt to profit off a tragedy.


This doesn't really offend me either, but it's clear the idiots behind this mattress ad, thought they were being funny, especially because at the end they toppled their mattress "towers."