Saturday, February 11, 2017
When Master Bates texted me to tell me that Charles Oakley had been ejected from Madison Square Garden and arrested, I thought he was messing with me. I thought Nails (who frequently tells me my favorite players have been traded, killed or photographed in bed with hookers) had put him up to it. Unfortunately, it was another sad chapter in the sad story of the New York Knicks. We will never know what truly happened, because there are such differing accounts, but clearly this went back a while, and rightly or wrongly security would keep an eye on Charles Oakley whenever he entered the Garden. We don't know if Oakley was drunk, we don't know if he was abusive, we don't really know if Dolan ordered security to eject him. We only know what we see on tape, which makes Oakley look pretty bad. He is physically assaulting the security personell and refusing to leave.
Friday, February 10, 2017
This one comes from the mind of Julian who asked why Carson Wentz was on the cover of daddy's magazine and mommy's magazine.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
Two years ago Dan Quinn got a front row seat to one of the worst coaching decisions in Super Bowl history when Pete Carroll elected for a pass instead of a run on the one-yard. Here's what I wrote about that move at the time: "That was a terrible play call, absolutely the worst. How do you not try with Marshawn Lynch there, at least on second down, if it doesn't work call time out and then consider your options? Nothing else needs to be said about it, it was a terrible move, a risk he didn't need to take. There is no argument in favor of it. Even though the Patriots would know it was coming, their odds of stopping it were low." Dan Quinn was the defensive coordinator of that team and now he can sympathize with his old boss, and if Pete Carroll had any class -- which I highly doubt -- he would have called his former employee to console him for making an even worse decision. Or maybe thank him for taking Carroll's name out of the memories of all football fans for making the biggest bonehead move at the worst possible time. Julio Jones had just made a ridiculous sideline toe-tapping catch that would have and should have gone done as a nail in the Patriots coffin, putting the Falcons at the 22-yard-line with four minutes and 40 seconds to go. Super Bowl XLIII, Steelers 27 Cardinals 23.
The house where the Matthewses lived in Boy Meets World is for sale. $1.29m and it's actually is Studio City, California, not Philadelphia, which increases the value exponentially. Unfortunately, because real life is not a television show, on the inside it looks nothing like the house were Cory and Eric grew up. Those rooms were of course sets on some lot at a TV studio. But it would still be cool. If Billy were able to kick half a mil, and move to California, I'm sure were could get 300k JLeary.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Syracuse fans were criticized nationally for storming the court after the team's upset victory over then #6 Florida State. NC State student who did the same. Please click if you don't remember the story.
Every year I comb through the serious and the ridiculous to find prop bets to enjoy the Super Bowl more. I already picked the Patriots to win the game and cover the spread, here's my thoughts on almost everything. Under 58 1/2 Everyone and their mother is going over in this thing but the Patriots have a pretty good defense and even more importantly, I think they know they need to keep the ball away from the Falcons, so they will try to chew up some clock and control the ball. Matt Ryan MVP 5/2 Yeah, it's probably going to be Tom Brady. But he's basically 1 to 1. So Ryan pays 2.5x and probably is half as likely to win. It's a better price. LeGarratte Blount First TD 8 to 1 It's always hard to pick a running back when two pass-oriented teams are on the field, but I have feeling the Patriots are going to try to run it. Total QB sacks under 4 Neither team has a threatening pass rush and both passers like to get rid of it. Tom Brady under 2 1/2 rushing yards Seems drastically low, but this would have been a winner in 6 of his last 7 games. Even if he gets 4 yards, he could reverse that with two kneeldowns. Length of first reception by Chris Hogan Over 11 1/2 He's not an underneath receiver Julio Jones under 95 1/2 receiving yards The Patriots try to make you beat them with someone other than your best player And now, to the non-football Luke Bryan will come out wearing blue jeans 1/2 No way a country star sings the National Anthem in a nice pair of dockers. National Anthem under 1 minute 58 seconds Luke Bryan seems like a no-nonsense kind of guy. Lady Gaga's First Song: Edge of Glory 6/1 Internet rumors that it was going to be "Poker Face" but I don't believe anything I read on the internet. Deflategate mentions over 1 1/2 It has to come up. Coin toss Heads, easy Guest Performers during halftime show over 1/2 Isn't Lady Gaga like BFFs with Tony Bennett? Red Gatorade Poured on winning coach 6/1 It is the best flavor, and a primary color for both teams.