Category:General
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:37 pm
 

Wow, I've been away THAT long?

     I just now realized, it's been almost 3 months since I last wrote a blog here. Damn, I'm slipping...Embarassed
     Anyway, to make up for lost time, here goes.
     Now that the Redskins have basically screwed themselves out of the playoff picture...and let's face it, how do you let Brett Favre run out the clock??...it looks now as though they'll be playing the spoiler role these next 5 weeks. (Or not.) Why do we go through this year after fricking year?Yell I ask you, WHY??
     I mean, between the Skins and Wizards, it's nothing short of a miracle I still have my sanity. But at least as far as the Wizards go, there's some sense of hope...and his name is John Wall.Surprised (That is, when he can get on the floor.) It's his team now, not Gilbert Arenas'. Maybe in another 2 years we'll talk contender...maybe.
     As concerns the Nationals: now that Adam Dunn's walked, WHO is our (long-term) 1B? At least they've done the right thing, and protected Chris Marrero from next week's Rule 5 Draft by putting him the 40-man roster. But while we wait and see if he can make it to Syracuse to start next season (or go back to Harrisburg), who do we get to man 1B in the meantime?Undecided Big names, Mike Rizzo, big names...starting pitching and a first baseman, that's what we need!!!
     So, lo and behold, that leaves the Capitals to talk about.
     If this team does NOT win a Stanley Cup...and this is just my view...then this season (like last season) is a complete failure. There's way too much talent on the Caps to go down the tubes in the 1st round (again!!). Totally unacceptible, to be honest.Frown
     So that covers it. I should make mention of another place to showcase my writing...find it at www.greatjake1958.wordpress.com (if you can...lol). I'll cover sports on there once in awhile; it's mainly for other topics.
     I'm done now...LMAO

Posted on: May 1, 2010 6:16 pm
 

Yet ANOTHER disappointment from the Capitals...

     I could understand the Capitals losing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, if it had come in the finals against a good team (be it the Sharks or Blackhawks). I could've even have handled the Bruins beating us in the Eastern Conference finals.
     But lose to Montreal?? In the FIRST ROUND? Leading 3 games to 1?Surprised Talk about the French (in 1940) bending over...
     Everybody (and by everybody, I mean sports talk radio in D.C.) has tried to make comparisons to this debacle. I can't come up with one, to be honest. Then again, I had to watch this collapse on TV.Frown Hoo boy.
     The entire season, a complete waste. Thanks for nothing, Boudreau!!Yell Now I have to put up with stupid-a*s*s Penguins fans on YouTube (again) calling me vile names...Cry
     Thank God the Nationals are giving me hope...and this before Stephen Strasburg shows up!! I was there for his pro debut for Harrisburg (@ Altoona), and he didn't disappoint!!Smile Now it's only a matter of time before everyone in Washington gets to enjoy what I did.
     Then again, what the Nats did in April is pretty damned enjoyable...lol

Posted on: April 27, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Double standard? Hypocrisy? Makes one wonder...

     The one time I actually listen to LaVar Arrington's radio show, and they hit on a topic worthy of my coming back to blogging here.Tongue out
     And wouldn't you know, it involves Dan Snyder (indirectly)...
     Here's what it's about: apparently last night, after the Capitals all but bent over for the Canadiens to bring about a Game 7 in their Stanley Cup playoff series, the message boards on the Caps' website shut down. The explanation came this afternoon from the Caps' PR people, that (perhaps) threats were made against either players/coaches/fans. (Take your pick.)
     Having done enough contributing across the Internet, I know what is and isn't allowed on boards/chat rooms/etc. So I can see where the Caps could shut down the board. But here's why I'm writing this piece...
     The question was posed on LaVar's show today: if it were the Redskins shutting down their board(s) in a similar situation, would we make a big deal of this?Surprised Damn right we would...and here's why...
     There are sports owners who are in it for the money, and who have NEVER given a rat's a*s*s about the fans. (Dan Snyder, anyone?Money mouth) And then there are those owners who are what I would call "fan-oriented" owners...who care about what the fans think. Ted Leonsis is in the second category, no doubt. Shutting down the Caps' message board in the long run, may have been a good idea.
     (BTW, let me offer thanks to the Pollin family for finally selling controlling interest in the Wizards to Ted. 3 years from now, the Wiz will be the 3rd-hottest sports ticket in D.C.--after the Caps and Nationals. Trust me on this one, gang.Wink)
     But I started this blog by mentioning the "Prima Danna", didn't I? Well, if you looked up at the previous statement, you'll see I point out where the Redskins stand (at the moment) as far as respect in the D.C. sports scene. All because Dan Snyder has a major-league bug up his a*s*s about Jack Kent Cooke's legacy (and the 3 Lombardi Trophies @ Redskins Park)...Yell
     Taking JKC's name off the stadium he built, and then firing Frank Herzog (the longtime radio voice of the Skins), was enough to turn me against Snyder. I won't go into the product (???) he put out on the field the last 10+ years, believe me. But my point is, there are still Redskins fans mad enough to want to line the "Prima Danna" up against the wall and shoot his pathetic a*s*s.
     (I'm sorely tempted at times...Laughing)
     So I have a question to ask of all of you: at what point did/do you lose respect for your team(s)?? (And yes, I'll even let the CBSSports.com people chime in on this, too!!) Just curiosity, is all...

Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Odds and ends (for what it's worth)

     Some selected thoughts on the D.C. sports scene, just so I can fill a blog entry...Laughing
     So, where do I start? How about yesterday (Sunday), for example? Meaning...
     1) For the record, I'm in agreement of the refs in the Caps game calling a boarding penalty on Alex Ovechkin. Where I part company with the NHL, though, is that it certainly (IMO) did NOT warrant a game misconduct. The suspension handed down is (again, IMO) yet another example of the league waging a vendetta against Ovie. It's a shame the guy from the Blackhawks may be out for the remainder of the season as a result of yesterday.Frown
     2) If Larry Johnson thought the media in Kansas City was rough on him--remember, he called them "f*a*g*g*o*t*s"--all I can say is, "Welcome to Washington". Your every move/utterence/etc., I guarantee you will be dissected by not just the mainstream press...but by we bloggers (including yours truly...Wink) as well. So in the words of Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"): "Know your role, and SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!"Sealed
     3) At least Stephen Strasburg has his act together. As to the rest of the Nationals, though...winless, in spring training?Embarassed (Pending tonight's game with Atlanta, starting in a few minutes as I write this.) O Lord, why hast thou cursed we Nats fans?Frown
     There. I think I've covered enough for now...Laughing

Posted on: February 2, 2010 4:56 pm
 

There's STILL time for CBS Sports to do right...

     I'm not sure if this particular blog entry will get seen, seeing as how it's CBS Sports overseeing what we write...Undecided
     But I guess somebody has to speak the unspeakable. Namely, here's hoping CBS has the lowest-rated Super Bowl on record. Not because of the actual game itself (which, IMO, the Saints win), but on account of one ad.
     Anyone want to venture a guess which ad I'm talking about?Frown
     Let me make something clear here and now. Even those who call themselves pro-choice wish that abortion were rare in our society. But there's a time and place to speak about abortion. A Super Bowl, any Super Bowl, ain't the place.
     Which brings me to the self-rightious a-hole, Tim Tebow, and his mommy. You know by now CBS Sports has allowed an ad from the homophobic "Focus On The Family" organization to run during this Sunday's game. Basically it's Tim Tebow saying "Oh, thank you, Mommy for not aborting my pious a*s*s!!!"
     Super Bowl Sunday is as close as we get to a religious "holiday" in this country (short of Easter and Christmas Day, which really are religious holidays) that all of America can share. WHY CBS Sports feels they have to shove such a warped sense of morality down normal-thinking Americans' throats, by airing this piece of crap, ia a mystery to me...Surprised
     And yet, this is the same CBS Sports who gave us the "wardrobe malfunction" 6 years ago...during a Super Bowl, yet!!Embarassed And turned down an ad (for a gay dating site) for this Super Bowl. (I saw a snippet of this ad. It's of two guys...one wearing a Packers jersey, the other a Vikings jersey...who lip-lock at the end. I thought it was funny.Smile Gee, this is what CBS thought "offensive"??Sealed) Man, you want to talk hypocrisy? Don't you think CBS Sports is engaging in it big time?
     But let's get back to "Moses" Tebow, shall we? Now I'm starting to hear rumors that the Redskins...MY fricking Redskins, for Christ's sake!!!...seriously are considering drafting this piece of morality filth. You know, I only talked about holding a bonfire for my Gilbert Arenas jerseys.
     If Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen do this to Redskins Nation, I may not be the ONLY one burning FedEx Field and Redskins Park to the ground my Redskins jackets/T-shirts/flag(s)/blanket(s) in protest.Yell You want to talk "false Messiah", people? Bad enough you've got people railing against the President, and labeling him that. The REAL "false Messiah" will spout his brand of hate speech this Sunday night.
     It's just America's gotten TOO damned stupid to see it. Because they're sitting slack-eyed at their TV sets, waiting for the Budweiser ad (or the GoDaddy ads, for that matter) to come on...this piece of offensive monkey dung will zip in and out so fast they won't realize they've been brainwashed.Frown
     Just like CBS Sports...

Posted on: September 14, 2009 7:36 pm
 

Passing thoughts, on the weekend

     Observations on the sports weekend for us D.C. sports fans:
     1) The Redskins have major problems, judging by yesterday against the Giants. Absolutely no pressure on Eli Manning (notwithstanding 2 sacks by the Skins), and it had to take a fake FG to bring about a TD in order to spark the offense. And a message to LaRon Landry, from me: STOP trying to be Sean Taylor 2.0, and focus on being LaRon Landry 1.0!!! The penalty for hitting Brandon Jacobs out of bounds was flat-out stupid, LaRon!!!
     2) Why Craig Littlepage, the A.D. at Virginia, hasn't fired Al Groh after the disaster Saturday against TCU remains a mystery to us Wahoo fans. Bad enough you lose to a fricking 1-AA team (William and Mary) last week; now you bend over for Horned Frogs?? The only reason Al still has this job, is (supposedly) that it would cost U. Va. mondo moolah to buy him out. Don't let that stand in the way, Craig; FIRE HIS A*S*S NOW!!!
     3) On the subject of 1-AA teams...if I'm Ralph Friedgen, I'm shaking my head over how James Madison took Maryland to (this farce the NCAA calls) overtime, before JMU lost 38-35. Ralph, it's a 1-AA team that did this!!! (Full disclosure: Harrisonburg, VA...where JMU is located...is an hour's drive from my place.) I mean, after California did such a pimp-smack on Maryland the week before...c'mon, Ralph, admit it; you thought this would be a slam-dunk, right?? Yeah, right...like Michigan thought Applalachian State was a slam-dunk. (And we know what happened then, don't we??)
     4) Ian Desmond is making it harder for the Nationals' front office to say "Hey, let's send him back to Syracuse next year". Yeah, I know; at some point these next 3 weeks he'll go into a slump. But you have to admit, he fits into the Nats' plans for the future. (Full disclosure #2: I saw him @ Harrisburg last year. I knew then, he'd make it to Washington at some point.) Of course, helping to take 2 out of 3 from the Marlins goes a long way, too...
     5) Fun watching the Monday Night Football game and seeing the (Boston/New England) Patriots and Bills in old-school AFL colors. (The 50th anniversary of the American Football League, is why.) The "night" game--the (L.A./San Diego) Chargers and Raiders--is also old-school AFL night. Trust me, it'll be a blast seeing these replica jerseys all season long. (Wait till you see the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs helmets.) All I ever saw was old NFL Films footage, or an old kinescope from the ABC Sports archives. Like I said, it'll be fun.
     See?? I can write useless crap, just like Gregg Doyel, too!!! LMAO

 
 
 
 
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