Archive

Archive for May, 2011

Real Recognize Real: Blago’s man crush

May 27, 2011 1 comment

ChicagoA day after he admitted to a “man crush” on Alexander Hamilton and apologized for his foul language, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is back on the stand in his corruption retrial.

So Blago has a “man crush” on Alexander Hamilton…what’s the big story here.  Hamilton was obviously the biggest MFIC(mother-f*cker in charge) of all the founding fathers.  Just dueling political rivals all over the place.  Total bad ass.  Blago sees himself as a modern day Hamilton.  Just a couple of studs who don’t mind kicking a few skulls in to make stuff happen.  Guy just wanted to get his corruption on. Free Blago  Real recognize real.

Categories: Internet Sensation Tags: ,

My Gift, My Curse

May 27, 2011 1 comment

Its nights like last night when I feel like my gift for picking winners is an almost unbearable burden.  I couldn’t enjoy that game at all knowing that the Bulls were going to blow it.  The Bulls were up by 12 with 3 minutes to go and I started to doubt myself.  Maybe David Stern had double reverse Jedi-mind tricked me and the Chicago Bulls were going to push it to six games…but as soon as Wade made that circus 3point shot I knew why I should never doubt myself.  I don’t feel good about it, but someone has to do it.  Last night was a kamikaze mission in my war against Costa Rica, but that’s what you have to do when you’re bankrupting an economy.  You’re welcome Eric Holder.

follow me @windycitisports

“Lebron is better than MJ”–Scottie Pippen

May 27, 2011 9 comments

Scottie “Benedict Arnold” Pippen goes on Mike&Mike less than 12 hours after Chicago had its heart stomped on by Miami and this traitor is trying to tell us that Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan.  MJ has six championships….ITS THE ONLY ARGUMENT I NEED SCOTTIE. Hey Scottie, I think you should stop talking for a while…maybe sit the next couple plays out…we all know you know how to do that.

Lebron is great, but he still sucks.  Couldn’t win in Cleveland.  He can’t handle the pressure of being the man.  He isn’t a leader, he is just one of the guys.  I think Scottie is trying to just elevate himself by trying to tear down the greatness of the greatest that ever lived.  Keep your booming jealous voice on mute next Second fiddle.

follow me @windycitisports

Categories: Bulls, Internet Sensation

Lock of the Century: NHL Edition

May 26, 2011 1 comment

Tampa Bay +130 @ Boston -150

 

Thank you JC Penney.  I was already to go back on my original claim of picking the Tampa Bay Lightning(especially because I picked them in 6), but thanks to the wicked jinx JC Penney put on the Boston Bruins I get to stick with my original prediction. 

Nice full-page ad in the Lowell Sun.  Guess they didn’t watch Game 6.  Or maybe they are going for the double jinx because they clearly bought this ad space before today.  Double jinx=me doubling down.  Tampa Bay is winning this game.  No questions asked.  The only question left is whether or not Tampa Bay can save humanity from the ginger twins lifting the Stanley Cup.  I pray yes.

Lock of the Century: NBA Edition

May 26, 2011 1 comment

Miami Heat +3 @ Chicago Bulls -3

Miami Heat +140 @ Chicago Bulls -160

I hate Miami as much as the next guy, but there is no way the Bulls win tonight.  The Bulls being favored makes no sense even with the home court advantage.  The Bulls don’t have the horses to beat Miami.  Derrick Rose has been shut down, Noah has rocks for hands, Boozer is getting out played by Bosh, and Korver couldn’t throw a three pointer into Lake Michigan. 

So why on earth are the Bulls favored?  If you know anything about the NBA, then you know the fix is in.  Bulls are going to be at the line all night.  Home-court and some extra possessions should be enough for the Bulls to stave off elimination.

Nice, try NBA and Costa Rica…you almost Jedi mind-tricked me into taking the Bulls by making me think you were trying to trick me into taking the Heat.  Better luck next time.  This isn’t my first rodeo. Take the Heat with the spread and the moneyline.  I don’t feel good about it, but the Heat are winning tonight.  2006 NBA finals rematch

follow me @windycitisports

Why Gambling is Great

May 26, 2011 1 comment

The Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder is exhibit A for the reason why I gamble.  I got in on this game at Dallas -5.5 because I bought a point off of the original Dallas -6.5 line.  With Dallas up 4 points in the final seconds of the game and OKC launching desperation three pointers, only gamblers were on the edge of their seats.  I was praying for a Dallas rebound and a OKC foul…not the case.  Terry comes up with a loose ball and runs down for an emphatic slam.  I was on fire.  I COULD NOT LOSE.  Last second meaningless dunks to cover at the end the game?  Are you kidding me? God is clearly on my side.  Then the score keeper took it off the board and my heart got ripped out temple of doom style.  I was thinking that this was a conspiracy of the highest degree.  ESPN showed 0.3 on the clock when the ball went through.  Beyondthebets.com really cleared this up for me so I’ll be able to sleep tonight.  I lost fair and square.  Still went 2-1 last night with the Lightning and the Mavericks on the moneyline.  Suck it Costa Rica.

follow me @windycitisports

Rebuilding the Blackhawks: Trading Brian Campbell

May 26, 2011 1 comment

Full disclosure, I love Brian Campbell. He skates with a fluidity and elegance that is unmatched in the NHL.  From a pure entertainment value there is nobody on the Blackhawks that I would rather watch.  He makes everything look so easy and he probably makes one “wow” play a game.  However, as much as I love Brian Campbell, even I recognize that he isn’t worth the 7 million a year he is currently making.  There have been several rumors swirling around lately involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, and where there is smoke there is usually fire. 

Campbell for Phil Kessel

This rumor is circulating and was suggested in Jesse Roger’s most recent mailbag on ESPN Chicago.  This intrigues me quite a bit because this move would likely have a large domino effect on the Blackhawks roster for years to come.  Acquiring Kessel would likely make resigning Frolik a luxury instead of a need.  It also wouldn’t surprise me if the negotiating rights to Frolik were apart of this trade because the Maple Leafs struggle to score, and Kessel is by far their most dynamic player.  This trade could also make resigning Patrick Sharp next season less of a priority.  I think Phil Kessel is arguably the most talented player in the league not named Crosby or Ovechkin, yet he has been largely a disappointment in both cities.  If Toronto is willing to trade Kessel after paying a bounty to get him from Boston it is a red flag.  The reward is outweighs the risk here. Acquiring Kessel and having him be a piece rather than the star in a market much friendlier than Toronto could allow Kessel to excel.  The Blackhawks could shed salary and pick up a Stamkos type talent.  I think this trade would likely be Campbell, Frolik, Brouwer, and prospect Kyle Beach(a Brian Burke type of player) for Kessel and maybe another piece.  The Blackhawks would have to jump on this opportunity.

Campbell for Mike Komisarek

I will FREAK OUT if this trade goes down.  Saving 2.6m a year for a player that is injury prone and can’t skate well enough for the Hawks style of play would be a serious mistake.  Brian Campbell provides more value at 7m per season than Komisarek does at 4.5.  If this is the only option then the Blackhawks don’t have a viable trading partner and should look to keep Campbell as a part of their championship core.

Lock of the Century: NBA Futures

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Miami winning it all -215

This is basically stealing, but all is fair in love and war…and I am at war with book makers of Costa Rica. 

Miami is without a doubt winning the championship.  Odds are that they would have a rematch with Dallas.  Dallas is a fun team to watch, but they do not matchup favorably with the Miami Heat.  Miami loves to play small and Dallas will allow them to do just that. 

Going small gives Miami a huge edge even though that has traditionally been Dallas’s strength. I think Lebron will end up locking down Dirk.  Lebron is so strong and athletic that he will be able to push Dirk off of his spots.  His leaping ability and explosiveness will allow him to contest all of Dirk’s jumpers. 

Dwayne Wade will explode in this series.  Miami simply doesn’t have a guy who can match up with him. Jason Terry is a liability, Kidd isn’t the on-ball defender he was a decade ago when he played in the NBA Finals for the Nets, and DeShawn Stevenson just flat-out sucks. Who wears number 92?  That’s just annoying. 

Heat win this series in 5, no more than 6 games.  Dirk may just steal one game, but over the course of the series his legs will wear out as Lebron will force him to work for every shot.  It’s not a very attractive line at -225, but a win is a win is a win.

Lock of the Century: NBA Edition

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Oklahoma City +6.5 @ Dallas -6.5

Oklahoma City +250 @ Dallas -300

 

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?! What’s going on people?  Where is the adulation? Where are the girls throwing themselves at me?  I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to be the first ladies of Costa Rica?  I am on another hot streak and I am just bankrupting their entire economy. It’s only a matter of time before I own the whole country.  Costa Rica is as dead as Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City is just too immature to beat a veteran team like the Dallas Mavericks.  There has been so much drama from OKC.  The star point guard Russell Westbrook gets benched for being a turnover machine, they have an epic collapse to blow game 4, and now they are having to deal with all of these tornadoes.  It’s just too much to handle.  OKC was playing with house money and their best days are ahead of them.  Chalk it up as a learning experience, come back stronger next year.

The moneyline isn’t very attractive here, but a win is a win is a win.  Take it the moneyline for sure.  I also think Dallas will cover the 6.5 point spread.

This could be you ladies…

follow me @windycitisports

Bulls’ Key To A Comeback: Fight the Heat with Fire

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Asik is likely out just in time for the Bulls to dress secret weapon Brian Scalabrine.  He’ll just intimidate the shit out of the heat. I mean look at the guy, looks like a winner.

Categories: Locks of the Century
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: