Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Championship Predictions/Picks

1. NBA- Like Cleveland fans, I will be rooting for Dallas. If Dirk continues his post-season play and becomes a match-up nightmare for the Heat, it could indeed be Dallas. But as much as I want Dallas to win, I think it will be the Heat. Heat in 7

2. NHL- Going back and forth on who should I root for in this one. Boston, an original 6 or the team that the Blackhawks took to a Game 7- overtime, the Canucks. Canucks in 6.

A Pleasant Trip To Enemy Territory

So Coach, TZ and I spent Memorial Day weekend in the Twin Cities. Why would White Sox fans go up to visit Target Field? C'mon, Minnesota is not that bad. As Marshall from one of DGM 's (HM's oldest, temporarily re-named "Radioactive Girl") favorite shows, How I Met Your Mother, stated in trying to describe his home state to his New York fans: "New York in winter is like a spring day in Minnesota, except for all the taxis, skyscrapers and non-white people." That's about right. Except the people are nicer- much nicer- maybe too nice. And don't worry just because we are visiting from Chicago doesn't mean that we will steal. We may gun you down if you are out after midnight. TZ wondered if Minnesotans visit Chicago and New York are they allowed to jay-walk?

Flew into Terminal 2 and took the train or Light Rail into downtown. Good thing HM warned us about about the "bad neighborhoods" on the way, because us Chicagoans were terrified! Not nearly the speed of the el, but we quickly became expert passengers. Went to the wrong hotel. A quick lunch at Lyon's Pub (I think that's the name) where I had a Lyon's Lager-simply so that Coach wouldn't drink alone (there is a lot you can fault me with, but I am a pretty good friend) before our tour of Target Field. If your a Twins fan or just a baseball fan, recommend the tour. Just one suggestion. When viewing the Kirby Puckett exhibit, don't ask where the copies of his arrest records are exhibited. Then beers at Kienan's (sp?) followed by the train to the infamous Mall of America, where 70% of the people were dressed in Twins gear- with that number increasing as gametime drew nearer. Once we actually completed the obstacle course and reached the Hooters on the Fourth Floor, a couple more beers before the return train to Target Field.

HM compared Target Field to a newer version of the Cell- Fan Friendly especially for access to concessions. I would compare the crowd- especially the outfield crowd to Wrigley. Those young women in the outfield are not primarily there to watch the game. If you are a young man in minnesota, I would attend many a game at the Target Field outfield concourse. Plenty of sights if the weather is nice. Our seats were near the "Town Ball Bar" - so a few more beers. We saw a surprising good pitching game from Swarzak, a no-hitter into the 8th- and an extra inning game. A relaxing evening with cigars and beers (I guess I had several beers on Saturday) at the hotel patio before I fell asleep about 30 minutes into "The Adjustment Bureau." From what Coach and TZ told me, I didn't miss much by falling asleep.

Sunday was a treat as HM took us on a tour of Minny and St. Paul which included a surprise cameo appearance by RKG! Enjoyed the visit to the U and the football stadium. I could actually see myself coming up for a Gophers' football team and root for a Minnesota sports team (especially if they are playing the Illini!) . With some great tickets, we stopped at Target Field's Metropolitan Club (very comparable to the Cell's Stadium Club) before the game (if a client is paying, then yes, go). A visit to the HM Estate where we were treated to a relaxing dinner by AM and the company of Radioactive Girl (another female staying six feet away from me at all times!), PM, and comedy stylings of DM (her remark on TEG may have been the highlight of my trip). We will save the details of my basketball exploits at the HM Estate for a later date- much later!

Jim Tressel Made it an Interesting Memorial Day


Read the SI article that pretty much forced Tressel's and Ohio State's hands. Pryor has in all likelihood played his last hand for OSU. Much more will come out in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Crappy Day in Chicago

Awful weather- downpour, dark, just plain sucky. Maybe it's appropriate considering the Bulls are down 3-1 to the much hated Miami Heat. Surely, the Heat have more talent on the floor, but that was a game the Bulls could have and should have won. While I didn't care for LeBron before the series, I would not call myself a LeBron hater. Now I am a LeBron-hater. Talk about a guy being in need of being bitch slapped! Oh well, still not over, but.....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Peavy's Game- A Thing of Beauty!

CG Shutout 1-0 White Sox victory.
3H, 8K, ZERO BB, 111 pitches, 78 strikes. Only 1 runner reached as far as second base.
When Peavy is on (i.e., last year's CG shutout in Washington), it really is great to watch. Similar to Buerhle at his best but with more of a mean-streak (it would be great if they mic-ed Peavy while he was on the mound).
Some outstanding defense, but the hitting at home is still way lacking. With the weather a little warmer, that should help. I would keep Dunn in the line-up today. But if he again fails to produce, time to bench him for a day or two. Give Lillibridge and McPherson a chance. At least they hustle.

UPDATE: Just read that Peavy has not walked anyone in his first two starts.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Warning: Beware of "Fat Ring Disease"

Benny Hill: marriage by brainstorm

UWAD is back!

White Sox win (great game by Brent Morel) but Adam Dunn's BA is at .197 after another "O-fer" night. Left-handed power, pleeeeeeeeeeese! Lefty batting Dallas McPherson called up yesterday in his first at-bat (pinch-hitting) gets a hit. Dunn produce against the Tribe (very needed and very overdue!) in the next two games or you shall remain "Useless Waste Adam Dunn."

Why I Prefer Howard Stern Over Oprah

But to each, his own.

Picked Before Dirk in the 1998 NBA Draft

1 Michael Olowokandi (C)
2 Mike Bibby (PG)
3 Raef LaFrentz (C/F)
4 Antawn Jamison+ (F)
5 Vince Carter* (G/F)
6 Robert "Tractor" Traylor (F/C)
7 Jason Williams (PG) .
8 Larry Hughes (SG)
9 Dirk Nowitzki* (PF) Germany Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Dallas)

ACC- Big Ten Challenge (Part 2)

Right now, I would say that the Big Ten could be favored in 7 of the 12 games. Only clear favorite for the ACC right now would be Carolina (probably pre-season #1) over Wisconsin.

(Okay, the real purpose of this post is to add some pics of ACC babes.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Tuesday, Nov. 29:
Illinois at Maryland
Northwestern at Georgia Tech
Michigan at Virginia
Miami at Purdue
Clemson at Iowa
Duke at Ohio State

Wednesday, Nov. 30:
Florida State at Michigan State
Virginia Tech at Minnesota
Wake Forest at Nebraska
Indiana at North Carolina State
Penn State at Boston College
Wisconsin at North Carolina

Possible Trouble Brewing at Wake Forest


We shall see if the media (especially pseudo-media like ESPN) gives this the Duke Lacrosse treatment.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bulls 103 Heat 82

"Hey Taj, remember when you had two nasty dunks agaisnt the Heat in game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals."
"That was Awesome !"


Ozzie: "We owe the fans!"

Go home and play better for our fans," Guillen said after the Sox's 4-3 win at Oakland. "They deserve that. We owe them one after the last (home) series, the last homestand we had. We owe them one. We’re going to come back there and hopefully we continue to play the way we’re playing now
(from Chicago Tribune)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Looks Like We Are Back To "Normal"

My Wednesday & Thursday posts have been returned from the Penalty Box!

BTW, Marissa Miller is in town!

Bulls are in the Eastern Conference Finals!

The Oprah show is coming to an end!

Things could be worse!

From Blogger Buzz!

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I hope my posts return or else some of you won't realize that I think Jay Mariotti is a dick!

I will reward your patience with some pics!

We Are Back-Kinda!

Back in action!

I can post again- but my posts from Wednesday and Thursday (some of my best posts ever!!) appear to be gone! Hopefully they will return some day, kinda like a return of the the glory days of the Bulls!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I Hope HM Enjoys the Pay-Off


Somehow egotastic.com got this old picture of me. Of course, I am not pointing fingers at HM, especially since he told me that he burned the pictures! I guess some one could have stole the pics from him.

Kind of worried about that old sex tape now. Could still be on that chick's hard-drive. I mean how much memory space can a 7 second video take-up?

Not looking past the ATL Hawks, but...

the greatness that is Jason Whitlock makes Chicago happy with his pick in the Eastern Conference Finals.


Big Night for the Big Donkey! White Sox Win!

I will now remove the label: "Useless Waste" from Adam Dunn's name, as the Big Donkey had his best night as a White Sox, going 4 for 5 with a Monster solo shot leading the ChiSox to maybe their best victory of the season (still a looooooooooooong way to go!). Keep it going big guy as you are now back to being the Big Donkey!

BTW, really need to get some sleep. Stayed up till the wee hours to watch the OKC-Memphis triple OT game the other night and then extra innings last night for the ChiSox on the West Coast!

Jay Mariotti- You will always be a Dick

Ozzie Guillen was wrong when he called him a fag- Very wrong!

He should have called him a "Piece of shit" (ala Lou Pinella calling out Milton Bradley!)

If you have a few minutes, google news on Mariotti, or even better search "Mariotti" on twitter to see the reactions, especially of former colleagues. Let's just say, Jay is not loved by the masses.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Harry is back @ ESPN Radio WMVP !!

The Afternoon Saloon is back at full capacity and Chicago afternoon sports radio is back to normal as Harry Teinowitz returns to "Carmen, Jurko & Harry!"

Good to have him back!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mariners Have Had Enough of Milton Bradley

But becasue of Jim Hendry, he's still collecting on that $30 million contract!


White Sox win three in a row.

Triple Overtime in Memphis- OKC playoff game!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

My White Sox Continue to Suck (Continued!)

Third straight 1 run loss for the White Sox. In those games, the Sox have scored 1, 2, and 2 runs. Gee, I wonder what the problem is? It ain't the starting pitching (then again, the Twins and Mariners are not exactly offensive machines).

Batting average for Useless Waste Adam Dunn is now at .153!!

I don't know, another game tonight. Whatever!