Monday, April 30, 2007

Heidi like McDonald's!! If McDonald's Ad department doesn't take advantage of this, someone should get fired! THe only way the ad caimpaing could get better is if Heidi was joined by Alexandria Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, and Selita Ebanks backstage at a Victoria's Secret fashion show!!

Since my bud, HM, (click on the link for Hoopramblings on the right side) has done a Simon Cowell negative review of the 1st round, I thought I would play the role of Paula Abdul and give you positive thoughts on each pick. Here's the first 10 picks!
1. Oakland JaMarcus Russell - QB -- Big dude! Strong arm! Very, very strong arm. At worst, he will be better than Jeff George!
2. Detroit Calvin Johnson - WR -- Just because Matt Millen really screwed up 2 of the 3 previous times he picked a WR in the first round don't mean he messed up again. Best player in the draft!
3.Cleveland Joe Thomas-OT- Big, strong, Badger!! Smart enough to avoid the media circus in New York and relaxes on a fishing boat with his old man. You gotta love his commitment to the sport!
4. Tampa Bay Gaines Adams - DE -- They may call you undersized, dawg, but they also said the same thing about Dwight Freeney and now he is wearing a Super Bowl ring. So is your new coach. Have fun!
5. Arizona Levi Brown - OT -- You get to start right away and block for Matt Leinart and Edge!
6 Washington LaRon Landry - S -- We all know what a great judge of talent that Washington owner Dan Synder is, and if he is willing to spend money on you, you mus be good, dawg!
7.Minnesota Adrian Peterson-RB- "Boomer Sooner, Sooner Boomer!"
8. Atlanta Jammal Anderson -DE-You were a great running back for the Falcons and now with the extra weight, you will be fine at DE. It reminds me of when the Falcons tried to convert #1 pick Audray Bruce from LB to TE and that worked out great!! Just don't let Michale Vick take care of your dogs for the weekend, dawg!!!
9. Miami Ted Ginn Jr. - WR- You are from Ohio State, you ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown, we love you! We love Miami, at least South Beach!!!
10. Houston Amobi Okoye-DT- Just like Jordin, you are so young. And just like Jordin, you are good enough to be a professional already!!!

One of my favorite college coaches has returned to the bench- Rick Majerus, at least as of now he has. Several years back he took the USC job that then resgned after 3 or 4 days, so he is till within that window.
Majerus takes over the St. Louis University Billikens. He returns to the Mid-west, and like Marquette, another Jesuit college, albeit without Marquette's basketball tradition. Hopefully his health will allow him to coach for several years and we will hear great stories about him living in a hotel, dining at great restaurants like Denny's after a game all overshadowing some great game time coaching strategies.
Best decision by SLU President Lawrence Biondi since he sent me to the Annapolis Conference my senior year when Biondi was Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Loyola!
Where do we start with discussing this past weekend in Chicago sports? 1) My excitement over the Bears' drafting of Greg Olsen was quickly tempered when I found out he was represented by DICK Rosenhaus! BTW, you would think that Rosenhaus would at least come up with some new tricks. Rosenhaus and Olsen were on the phone when San Diego was picking right before the Bears' pick Rosenhaus did the same thing several years back when he was representing Willis McGahee. Angelo had the best line during draft weekend when he said that Rosenhaus "could mess-up a car funeral." Bears also sign as a free-agent another undersized Florida QB! 2) White Sox drop two to the floundering Angels over the weekend and place Thome on the DL. At least, Brian Anderson was sent down to the minors. 3) Alright, the Baby Bulls have arrived by sweeping defending champs Miami out of the playoffs. (Will both Miami and Dallas be out after the first round?!) It is too bad that in this great sports town it took this playoff victory to get some people to talk about the Bulls again!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Question 1: Can anayone out there translate Russian?
Question 2: Are those Nilla Wafers?

BTW, just in case some of you may have forgotten, there was a time when Tyra Banks was very hot. And presumably not a wacko nut!!

Tyra!?!!! Not only is she eating too much food, but she doesn't think she has to pay for it!,,20036968,00.html
With the Southsiders rained out (G, that menas the game was "postponed"!!) here's a nice story about Paulie and Thome reaching out to the community. Don't know if a single dude can be a foster parent, but maybe it's time to look into it!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

For Entourage fans, a sneak peak of this Sunday's episode.

My buddy, TEG, has requested some help getting through a pretty tough time at work. Glad to help out. Go Nuggets!


Another rainy day in Chicago. Oh well, "April showers bring May flowers."

I am repeating myself again! Mike Prior is out for the season!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Rosie is leaving "The View"!! Don't worry I won't post a picture of Rosie!
No surprise here- Trump takes credit for Rosie's departure!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The Chicago Bulls win; the White Sox win, and the Cubbie lose. Some Chicagoans, at least Southsiders, would call it a perfect sports day. Karolina Kurkova, or as I prefer to call her Ms. K! Some would call her the perfect woman. It is all a matter of opinion.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Famed and legnedary author David Halberstam dies in a car accident. To call David Halberstam a great sports writer fails to give him justice. Just consider the fact that he won a Pulitzer Prize at the age of 30. But Halberstam also was a great sportswriter! Like many Bulls' fans, I read his book "Playing for Keeps", among other Halberstam books still sitting on my shelves. John Feinstein has stated tht Halberstam's book "Breaks of the Game" an inside look at the 1979 Portland Trail Blazers served as his inspiration of his best selling book "A Season on the Brink."

Mike Prior needs shoulder surgery. This chick is hot! What do these statements have in common? They both fall under the category of "Hey K, tell me something I don't know!"

Monday, April 23, 2007
UNC's Brandan Wright declars for the NBA Draft. It's possible that the top three picks in the NBA Draft will be college freshmen. I guess that's better than the top three picks being high school seniors.
Buerhle takes the mound for the first time since his near-perfect game, no-hitter. Here's hoping that his pitches will be right on target agaisnt the Royals tonight!

Friday, April 20, 2007

THE $5 Million Face! If Jessica Alba's face is worth $5 million then what about her......oh never mind.

For thiose of you who have seen "Juvies" on MTV, I am pretty sure that it is filmed in Lake County, Indiana. So you may see this young lady on the show.

Katie and Peter. Unfortunately, from the previews this show looks pretty bad. You are probably better off just searching the internet for pictures and videos of Jordan.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Happy Birthday wishes to Kentucky basketball's #1 fan, Ashley Judd!

It was cold and windy last night, but I wish I was at Comiskey to watch a masterpiece. Twenty-seven up and twenty-seven down!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Funny or!
For those of you who haven't seen the short "The Landlord" with Will Ferrell, it is hilarious. "Haunted Lesbian Sorority" is also worth a few moments of your time.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Wow! Once in a while you will find something you can really like about the Wisconsin Badgers!

Happy Birthday to "The Perch"! Born on the exact same day as The Perch, Jennifer Garner!! Now the Perch is a good-looking guy, but we will have to go with a picture of Jennifer Garner. Also celebrating a birthday today, Willie, Tommy and the K's Old Man!!

It is election day in Chicago, for aldermanic run-offs (those who did not garner 50% of the votes in the last election). Personally, I would rather vote for who has the btter booty: Kim Karadashian or Jessica Biel.
Ex-Badgers' Coach Brad Sonderberg get fired by Saint Louis University (another fine Jesuit University!) after a 20 win season. It is pretty late in the game to fire a coach, so if nothing else the timing on this one is pretty strange. In other Badgers' news, Bucky is set to visit Cameron Indoor Stadium to play DUKE in the next installment of the ACC-Big Ten challenge.
Upon hearing of the Virginia Tech shootings yesterday, I didn't feel it would be appropriate to post anything. We will be back with some posts today.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Buckeye fans can kiss Greg Oden good-bye, as it appears that, no surpeise here, Greg Oden will indeed enter the draft! Will Mike Conley, Jr. do the same?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Early season Cubs' report. The Big Z blows a 5-0 lead, gives up 6 earned runs in 4 innings as the Cubs and Lou Pinella stay winless at Wrigley (0-3). 4th straight loss for the Cubbies (3-6).
For Your Consideration: 1. John Beilein leaves WVU for the Michigan job. His reported salary at Michigan is $1.3 million per year. The buyout for his West Virginia contract is reported at $2.5 million. Michigan is not taking care of the WVU buyout, so unless Beilein negotiates a settlement or somehow has the buy-out clause nullified, he will ahve to work for 2 years at Michigan just to pay for the buy-out of his old contract. I expect that Beilein probably has legal counsel working on this one.
2. The University of Illinois Barely Fighting Illini have a Spring Football game scheduled in Chicago this Saturday. The game is to be played at St. Rita High School. Local Illini alums initially thought that the Illini were playing St. Rita High School and were concerned about another football loss in the Ron Zook era.
3. Speaking of the Big Ten, with Ohio State's loss in the NCAA championship game, that makes 3 defeats in the Championship game by the Big Ten since 2002. I'm just saying!
Premiere Magazine's 20 Worst Post-Oscar Career Moves. Okay, Cuba Gooding, Jr. has to be on the top of the list. Boat Trip ?! I guess Halle Berry deserves it for Catwoman (Nice costume!) But, What about Nicholas Cage?

Vegas, baby, Vegas!! In honor of "da Coach" finally getting around to watching Swingers this weekend (he promises). Okay, it is just because I love AA!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Two important articles. The First by Jason Whitlock on the Don Imus situation.

The second from an ESPN columnist with an apology to the 3 innocent Duke lacrosse players for her "rush to judgment"

The only good thing about Sanjaya-his sister!!
Don Imus has just been fired by CBS. The question is will he get picked-up by Satelite Radio, either XM or Sirius (Doubtful that Sirius will pick Imus up since Howard Stern hates Imus!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sorry, HM, but you are not the father of Anna Nicole's baby! Neither is Howard K. Stern!
Wow! Pacman Jones has been suspended for the entire 2007-8 season! Tank Johnson are you paying attention?
More to follow....

Monday, April 09, 2007

Sorry I missed this one earlier, but a Happy 32nd birthday to film star, Jenna Jameson!

Any episode of Entourage that includes AA even if it is just for few moments is okay in my book. Now if we can only get rid of the awful Carla Gugino and get Ari back as Vince's agent!

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Return of Sopranos and Entourage! Is there a better way to spend Easter Sunday night?!

Tonight's White Sox game cancelled due to extreme cold and windy conditions.
Okay, when will MLB learn how to schedule games early in the season. Either postpone the start of the season for a week (add a few more double-headers if need be) or schedule the first two series of each season at warmer climate or at dome stadiums. Sure, Chicago teams would have to start each season on the road but it is better than sitting in freezing conditions!
Keep an eye open for the Easter Bunny!

So it looks like a former Illini assistant coach, Billy Gillespie is Kentucky's new basketball coach! Is Ashley happy?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sox finally get in the win column! AJ pulls a "Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso" taking one for the team.

Okay, HM, if you are going to post pictures of Haley, these are the pics you post! It is all about the legs!!

Here's no big surprise, the 4 juniors on the Florida starting five are going pro.