Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ya'll Must Have Forgot...

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Basketball Rant...In Three Acts

Act I: Miami Heat Fans
This is why people hated the Miami Heat

Allow me to clarify this section of my rant to those not versed in subtlety. This is not directed at true Miami Heat fans. To them I say congrats on all of your team’s success. I know a few legit Heat fans, some who were sincerely ecstatic when not only they signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh but also when they signed Carlos Arroyo. Yes visions of an Arroyo to James connection actually danced in their heads. This section is dedicated to those bandwagon chumps who last year cheered for the Lakers, the Celtics before them and so on and so forth. People who can’t even name the coach or the starting center on their supposed “favorite” team. You get no congratulations. You get no accolades and to me you are everything wrong with fans today. Cheer for whomever you want, but when you change who you cheer for more than you change your underwear I can not take you seriously.

Act II: The Chicago Bulls

Yes I am disappointed that the Bulls lost in 5 games in the Eastern conference finals. I expected them to win but the Heat were just a better team this year. But as my friend the wee man Pete Campana stated young teams only learn through losing. I had hoped my young Bulls would be different but alas the same fate that befell young Laker squads in the early 80s, young Bulls teams in the late 80s, and young Spurs teams in the mid 90s befell the D-Rose led Bulls.

With the young core Rose, Joakim Noah, and Luol Deng all learning from this experience not to mention bench players Taj Gibson, Omer Asik, C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer showing that for stretches they can hang, the bench mob and it’s starters will be fine if they can get a starting shooting guard. Keith Bogans played admirably defensively this series against Dwayne Wade but be honest the Bulls will not win if they can’t get a viable second option.

Act III: Derrick Rose

I can’t express how proud of this young man I am after this season. When being interviewed in the preseason and he boldly asked the question: “why can’t I be MVP?” and from that point on he went out and did whatever was needed for the team to win. You can point to his marked improvement in his 3 point shooting and the fact that he was the only player in the NBA in the top ten in both scoring and assists any notion that he should lose his MVP status is ridiculous. Using that logic Lebron should have lost his MVP last year when he quit against the Celtics. The MVP is a regular season award and no player despite what you will hear from talking heads like John Hollinger or Dan LeBatard was more important to his team’s success than Derrick Rose. The third year guard has ascended quicker than the would be MVP in James. You see young Derrick has led his team to the playoffs every season of his career, so if you want to compare Rose to James compare them in context.

Well that’s all I have to say for now. I am picking the Mavs to win in 7 possibly as a bitter Bulls fan but also because I’d much rather see Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, and Jason Terry win a title than well anyone on the Miami Heat.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Check out this song

I can't stop listening to this, straight fire.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Say Hey!

Happy 80th birthday Willie Mays, the best all around player in MLB history.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Birthers are out of touch with reality.

I have always been outspoken when it comes to politics and I have always prided myself on being able to back my beliefs with statistics and facts. I think that is the reason that I have such a problem with the birther movement that should be on minute 14:59 of their fifteen minutes of fame. Just a glossing over on these morons, they are the small contingent of people who continually get coverage on news outlets with a ridiculous conspiracy theory that the President of the United States was not really born in the U.S. and he has some nefarious socialistic plot for us all. Despite the fact that the state of Hawaii has on numerous occasion verified the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate they spout everything from photoshopped to government conspiracy without an ounce of truth. Two characters have angered me more than the others.

Luke Scott is an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles. A fiery player who plays the game balls to the wall and I frankly am a big fan of his on the field. Off the field the man is a moron. Recently he told the Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger "President Obama's birth certificate has yet to be validated.” Really Luke? Even if this hadn’t been dispelled years ago and the birthers have chosen to ignore all of the information presented and the press conference last week in which the long form birth certificate was presented to press has not been enough. I think Seth Myers summed it up perfectly for me, “when did we become so distrustful? If we didn’t see it, did it really happen?” Stick to trying to hit Mariano Rivera’s cutter and leave the politics to someone with a grip on reality.

The person who wins the award for most infuriating is the so called “birther queen” Orly Taitz.

I have a question for Mrs. Taitz, where is your birth certificate. Here is a woman who has among other things claimed:
• A number of homosexuals from Obama's former church have died mysteriously.
• Obama has dozens of Social Security numbers, and his passport is inaccurate. Taitz claims that a person who was cooperating with the FBI in connection with Obama's passport died mysteriously, "shot in the head".
• A Kenyan birth certificate with the name "Barack Obama" is authentic.
• Obama is having the Federal Emergency Management Agency build internment camps for "Anti-Obama dissidents
Now if there was one shred of truth to any of this do you think he would be president? What makes him so special that the entire government would be complicit in a cover up? You can’t get a job at a fast food place without valid identification! I guess the whole point of this is disagree with the president if you want to, but please use common sense and a thing called facts and not made up bull crap to back up your opinions.

I’ll end by saying this, Seal Team Six is the most bad ass team of heroes in my lifetime. I thank you and appreciate you.

Given that we don’t know their identites I’ll use the team assembled by Stephen Colbert of John McClain, Rambo, Batman, Laura Croft, Master Chief, Vin Diesel and Kung Fu Panda.