Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Night They Didn’t Play Football (via Garcia Media Life)

They’re playing the Eagles-Vikings game as I write this. So with that in mind, perhaps this blog entry (courtesy of Garcia Media Life) should serve as a reminder that football is SUPPOSED to be a “manly” sport.
God, I hope they don’t call off the Caps-Pens game Saturday afternoon. Rain AND upper-50s temperature in Pittsburgh? NO, NO, NO, NO…

The Night They Didn’t Play Football As Tom Hanks famously stated in the movie, “A League of Their Own,” there’s “no crying in baseball.” And there’s no cancelling an NFL football game because of bad weather. It’s blasphemy. It’s un-American. We, as a nation, have changed forever. Reacting to the rescheduling of the Sunday night Vikings-Eagles m … Read More

via Garcia Media Life

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A sad day in Redskins history…and I’M DISGUSTED!!

In all the years of following the Redskins–and for me, it goes back to 1967 (when I was 9)–I always believed this franchise to be storied and respected.
Today, I’m ashamed to call myself a Redskins fan.
I’ve written here about it earlier today…Radio Free Ashburn…but I can go into greater (and more profane) detail here.
By now the sports world knows about how Donovan McNabb had his dignity and character stripped away from him courtesy of Mike Shanahan. In plain English, a backup this Sunday…and HOLDING A FUCKING CLIPBOARD the remaining 2 games. I can’t even make this funny…

Pull the trigger, NOW!!!

…I’m THAT fucking disgusted!!
But I now understand what L.A. Clippers fans have had to endure from the fucked-up ownership of Donald Sterling…what it’s like to watch Wayne Huizenga destroy the Dolphins the way he destroyed the Marlins…and CERTAINLY how Orioles fans have felt since the racketerring troll, Peter Angelos has destoyed THAT once-proud franchise. Because today, the belief I’ve held for quite some time that Dan Snyder has placed a PERMANENT curse of the Washington Redskins has become fact.

Now don't you feel ashamed of yourselves?


I’d love to go on with this blog, but I can’t. There’s just so many emotions flowing through my mind…and NONE of them are happy, either!!

Yes, me in a Redskins jacket.


God, I want to crawl in a hole and puke right now.

SMU 1985 vs. Auburn 2010 (via The ACC Report)

Wow, it’s REALLY been 25 years since the SMU football debacle? Holy shit…lol
With that in mind–and coming as it does the night before Cam Newton’s “coronation”/Heisman acceptance speech–I present this reblogging of The ACC Report’s take on the parallels between the SMU case and Auburn’s coverup (??) of Cam Newton’s “hired gun” act.
Anyway, it’s a good read.

When ESPN announced a year ago they would air their final 30 for 30 on the rise and detonation of SMU Football in the 80s, who could have predicted how symbolic the timing would be.  The Pony Express examines the SMU cheating scandal and the NCAA decision to use the nuclear option for the first and only time in its history.  The irnony is that the The Pony Express follows the 2010 Heisman trophy presentation where Cam Newton will be named the bes … Read More

via The ACC Report

How To Love The Beatles (via Playtonic Dialogues)

I reblog out of LOVE, folks. Sometimes I find blogs that make me want to SHARE them with the world.
This is ONE of them.
On this, the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, I invite you all to read this blog (courtesy of Playtonic Dialogues) which tries to explain why–40 years after the breakup–Beatlemania AIN’T dead.
Pay attention, people.

How To Love The Beatles By Michael Sokil Nitsuh Abebe's article "How To Hate The Beatles" is a crime against reason, good taste and the considered opinion of mankind. If I were merely a layperson – a casual Beatles fan peripherally conversant in their work –  I would find the piece stunningly provocative. However, as the world's preeminent Beatles fan, peerless in my knowledge of Beatles ephemera, I find Abebe's piece simply abominable. After due deliberation, here is m … Read More

via Playtonic Dialogues

The Most Important Aspect of the WikiLeaks Debate (via Derek DeVries – Imprudent Loquatiousness)

Just when I begin to think I’m the ONLY voice screaming against the hypocrisy of our society in America…I find someone ELSE who can explain things BETTER than I ever could.
If you can get past the “wonk-ese” language of this guy and some of his commenters, there ARE points to be made as to the whole WikiLeaks brouhaha. Take time to read MY comment comparing Julian Assange to Daniel Ellsberg. (Believe me, they’re connected…more than ANY of you will ever know. I’m old enough to actually REMEMBER the Pentagon papers case…)
Anyway, have fun reading this blog.

The Most Important Aspect of the WikiLeaks Debate There's a lot of thoughtful discussion going on about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in light of the publication of the 250,000 cables between the US and other foreign governments.  Some of the best I've read comes from Clay Shirky ("WikiLeaks and the Long Haul"), Jeff Jarvis ("WikiLeaks: Power Shifts From Secrecy to Transparency") Evan Hansen ("Why WikiLeaks is Good for America") and Ethan Zuckerman ("Why Amazon Caved, and What it Means for the Re … Read More

via Derek DeVries – Imprudent Loquatiousness

This years edition of “Fox News says there is a WAR on Christmas”. (via Sh*t Superman would say…if he was a political pundit.)

EVERY fucking December, we go through this bullshit. Yeah, kiddies, that’s right…Bill O’Reilly’s annual bug up his ass about the so-called “war” on Christmas.
Who gives a flying fuck in hell whether you wish someone “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”, really? What we SHOULD be up in arms about is this made-up holiday black people call Kwanzaa. You know WHY they celebrate Kwanzaa, don’t you?
Because blacks think Christmas is the WHITE MAN’S holiday. That’s why.
Anyway, read this blog…and make up your OWN fucking mind.

Look I get as angry as the next white male christian when someone smugly tells me "Happy Holidays". (This happens a lot in no on goes to church Seattle) But that does not mean there is a concerted effort to end Christmas. John Stewart(a jew) take it away……. Here.   … Read More

via Sh*t Superman would say…if he was a political pundit.

If Santa Answered His Mail Honestly (via Ken’s Garbage Can)

Here I was thinking, if Billy Bob Thorton (sic) doesn’t decide to make “Bad Santa 2” anytime soon…we just MAY have a fill-in!!!
At long last, somebody captures the Christmas spirit!!! I’m still LMMFAO over this!!!
Enjoy…as you spit up your eggnog this holiday season!!!

Der santa, I wud like a kool toy space ranjur for Xmas. I’v ben a gud boy all yeer. Yer Friend, Billy Dear Billy, Nice spelling. You’re well on your way to a career in lawncare. How about I send you a book so you can learn to read and spell? I’m giving your brother the space ranger, at least HE can spell. Santa Dear Santa, I have been a good girl al year. The only thing I ask for is peace and joy in the world for everybody! Love, Sarah Dear Sarah … Read More

via Ken's Garbage Can

Twitter is censoring the discussion of #Wikileaks (via safety first)

For those of you who STILL believe Twitter is the last bastion of free speech in America (let alone the world)…read this entry, and you’ll see why (once again) we’ve been lied and bullshitted to!!!
And I have a Twitter account, too…but now I’m starting to contemplate leaving Twitter, if THIS is what’s passing for “free” speech there!!!
Wikileaks is doing ALL of us a public service, by exposing the hypocrisy of our government…just as Daniel Ellsberg did 40 years ago with the Pentagon Papers. (And they called HIM a traitor, too!!!) And because dumbasses like you voted these tea-bagging fascists into the House of Representatives (come January), is WHY this is happening.
Thanks for NOTHING, fuckfaces!!!

Twitter is censoring the discussion of #Wikileaks Twitter, the very popular 140 character social networking site, has a feature called "Trends" and is supposed to capture what the most popular topics of discussion are, at any given time. When people "Tweet" about a given topic, they can insert what is called a hash tag into their Tweet. For example, if I wanted to Tweet about Richard Feynman, and I wanted other people interested in Richard Feynman to be able to find it, I could put something lik … Read More

via safety first

LeBron James Made The Right Decision. I Just Wish He Would Take His Goons With Him. (via The Kortney Shane Pillar)

And here I thought we sports fans here in the D.C. area were sadistic bastards. I mean, what with everybody (except the Caps) fucking up, we’d have a right to be vicious and cynical.
But, this is a good read from a Cleveland sports fan. When you realize the last title they saw in Cleveland was Jim Brown leading the Browns to a NFL title…in 1964!!!…yeah, you’d be a LITTLE borderline psychotic, too!!! LMAO
Anyway, read it…and comment.

LeBron James Made The Right Decision. I Just Wish He Would Take His Goons With Him. Let's begin…     So that happened!     I wasn't surprised about the outcome of the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers game Thursday night. LeBron James had a great game in his return to Cleveland. He scored 38 points in the first 3 quarters, as the Heat routed the Cavaliers (He didn't play the four … Read More

via The Kortney Shane Pillar

Who do we Nationals fans blame?

 

 

He’s in Chicago NOW?

     I have to tell you, it was just a tad discomforting to see Adam Dunn‘s appearance in Chicago, putting on his White Sox jersey.

     All this did was serve as a reminder that the Nationals continue to fuck up as an organization. But the question is, who do we Nats fans blame? Stan Kasten? Mike Rizzo?

     Nope…you blame the owners. That’s right, the Lerner family.

     You see, I read Thomas Boswell‘s column today in our local paper (though he’s syndicated through the Washington Post), and it made sense to me. The anger/frustration/contempt Nats fans are feeling right now shouldn’t be directed solely at Kasten or Rizzo (or both). Because the Lerners (and Ted Lerner in particular) refuse to pony up the money to make the Nats a player in the National League, we’re doomed to permanent mediocrity.

     This despite having a lineup that would make the fans proud. Starting with this guy…Ryan Zimmerman.

This, AND Silver Sluggers, too!!

 Certainly there are others I’m willing to name: Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond, Roger Bernadina, Nyjer Morgan, even Stephen Strasburg too. All of them worthy of our respect.

     But this is about the Lerners, and why we Nats fans are doomed to permanent mediocrity.

     All summer long, Nats fans clamored for the front office to “SIGN ADAM DUNN!!!“…and they did nothing. Then once the season ended, we begged them to “SIGN ADAM DUNN!!!“…again, nothing. So what happens? You offer arbitration to Adam…and he signs with the White Sox!!

     We’ve been fucked twice in this town (baseball-wise) by greedy owners. Now we’re stuck with a group of stingy owners in the Lerners. 2 more years of this shit, and I’m ready to ask for drastic measures…like what happened in Tampa a few years ago.

     Short version of the story: the (then-) Devil Rays ownership let the team rot for the first 10 years of their existence. Then the minority owner ousted the majority owner in a coup d’etat in late ’07, and made changes all around. (One was dropping “Devil” from the name.) Guess what happened? Can you say “World Series appearance”, boys and girls?

     All of which brings me to James Brown–the sportscaster, that is (who’s from D.C. originally). He happens to be one of the minority owners of the Nationals. Al that should be happening is for J.B. (and the other minority owners) to do something similar here if things don’t improve in the next 2 years. I mean, something has to give, right?

     Goddamned right it does.

     In the meantime…WE NEED A FUCKING FIRST BASEMAN NOW!!! Find us one next week, during the winter meetings!!! Can you do that right, Rizzo?? Well?? CAN you?