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Former White Sox Great Arrested

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

(Newser)–Retirement won’t get him out of this one. Manny Ramirez was arrested yesterday and charged with battery, after his wife, Juliana, told police he had slapped her in the face so hard that she banged her head on their bed’s headboard. Her injuries weren’t serious enough to require medical attention, but she said she’d called police because she was afraid things would escalate, according to the AP.

 

Manny being Manny.  Stay classy Manny.

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Cleveland Guy Makes Adam Dunn Portrait Out Of Legos Like Loser

July 25, 2011 1 comment

Just when I thought Cleveland couldn’t suck anymore than they already do, some nerd goes and makes a Lego portrait of Adam Dunn.  Is there a more worthless guy to construct a Lego portrait of? He couldn’t even pick a guy from his own city? This is probably the best thing to come out of Cleveland in years, so pathetic. I guess spending hours making a portrait of the worst guy in Chicago is still better than making a portrait of anybody in Cleveland. This portrait of Adam Dunn is 2X2 feet and made up of 5000 Legos in a wooden frame.  But, guess what…this guy is a complete fraud.  This loser GLUED the Lego pieces together.  Pretty sure that’s called cheating.  Totally defeats the whole point of Legos.  I could have reconstructed the Roman Empire to scale as a kid if my mom let use glue.  All this guy did was glue some different color Legos together and didn’t even make it an action shot.  Fail.

 

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“Hopefully its just a bruised shin” Grossest Injury Since Robin Ventura

July 21, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Maybe its just a bruise, or maybe he is going to need that foot amputated.  Its a toss up at this point.

 

 

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Top 5 All-Time Chicago Sports Stars

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

So ESPN is going to do this thing where they list the top 5 sports figures from every major sports town.  Blowhard Mike Wilbon is in charge of spitting out Chicago’s list…and per usual he totally messed it up.  He just tried to sound smarter than everyone by putting old guys in there that he has never laid eyes on like Red Grange.  I am sure Red Grange was great and was very important to the foundation of the NFL, but that was so long ago that I think he may have even played for the Decator Bears.  He can’t be on this list.  Wilbon also talks about Grange like the NFL wouldn’t exist without him. I find that basically impossible to believe.  The NFL is the shit.  No way one guy from 1924 made it that way by himself.  Wilbon also had Ditka, Payton, Jordan, and I want to say Gale Sayers rounding out his top 5.  Total failure.  Here is the correct list.

1.  Michael Jordan– Obviously. The greatest athlete of all-time has to be the greatest Chicago sports figure of all-time too.

2. Walter Payton– I never saw Sweetness play live because he retired when I was like 3 years old, but real recognize real.  I have seen enough highlights to know that he was the greatest running back who ever lived.

3. Mike Ditka– Hall of fame Tight End as a player, Superbowl Champion Coach, a mustache that would make Wyatt Earp jealous, and an all around bad ass.  Ditka is a winner and an icon.  Has to be on this list.

4. Bobby Hull– The Golden Jet was the best player of his era.  Scored a ton of goals, drank a ton of beers, and won a Stanley Cup.

5. Jonathan Toews– This is a bit of a futures play, Toews still has some work to do, but the guy has already won practically everything possible.  Toews is the perfect hockey player and an absolute stud.

 

Scottie Pippen may have made this list if he wasn’t such a traitor and/or moron.

Ernie Banks may have made this list if he actually won something…but like all other Cubs…he hasn’t.

Dick Butkus probably should be on here…but I can’t take anyone off of this list, so he can be number 6.

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This is why the Home Run Derby Sucks

July 12, 2011 1 comment

 

Chris Berman is the most obnoxious guy in sports.  I got to about half way through one “back, back, back…” and changed the channel. Love how pathetic he is in this next video trying to flirt with some ESPN staffer. Hey Berman, you are an obnoxious, fat, creepy dude.  It doesn’t matter how much you know about wine, that girl isn’t impressed.  Probably laughed at you on her date while drinking your wine, sucker.

 

 

 

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I wish Adam Dunn was in the Home Run Derby

July 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Signing Adam Dunn for 4 years and 56 million dollars has to be the worst free agent signing ever.  Not just by the White Sox or in pro sports, but in life.  NewsCorp bought MySpace 6 years ago for $580m and sold it for $35m to Justin Timberlake a couple weeks ago, and I think even they are laughing at Jerry Reisndorf for the Adam Dunn deal.

Dunn’s stat line is almost unbelievable for a Major League player.  I had 3 three hits in my HS baseball career and I think my Batting Average and OPS were higher than Dunn’s. Right now Dunn is hitting .160, with 9 HRs and 117 strikeouts.  The record for strikeouts in a season is 223.  Dunn is going to smash that if he continues to play like this and get at bats.

Having said that…I’d love to see Adam Dunn in the Home Run Derby tonight.  There are two possible outcomes if he were participated.  1) He crushes the ball all over the park like he used to do and that gives him some confidence for the second half of the season, or 2) He breaks the record for strikeouts in a HR Derby.  One would be great for the Southsiders, the other would be great comedy.

 

PS: I despise the HR Derby.  It is one of the worst events in sports.  So boring.  I don’t understand why it gets so much fanfare.  Professional baseball players should be able to hit 500ft homeruns off of their hand selected 58 year-old pitcher who is grooving it for them.  Hearing Chris Berman say “back, back, back, back…gone” 4302 times a night is like nails on my eardrums.  If I watched the Bachelorette, I’d be way more excited for that tonight…but I am guy, so I don’t watch that.  I couldn’t care less if Ashley is going to give a rose to some poor guy who isn’t even that good looking when she is really still in love with Bentley.  But seriously, I don’t watch.

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Jerry Reinsdorf wins a “major award”. Its fragile, must be Italian

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

ChicagoAs the Chicago White Sox prepare to invade Wrigley Field to face the Cubs this weekend for another edition of the Crosstown Series, Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf already should feel like a winner. On June 21, Reinsdorf was one of the recipients of a Jefferson Award, regarded as the “Nobel Prize for public service.”

This sounds like a big deal and everything, but what did he get it for?  The article doesn’t say exactly what his charity work was, so I am going to assume that it’s for giving Adam Dunn a job and 56 million dollars.  I don’t know how he is supposed to feel like a winner.  The White Sox are the worst baseball team in this city not named the Chicago Cubs.  

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Would an All-Chicago Team Win The World Series

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

ESPN is running a poll right now where fans can vote which team has the better player at each position.  In many cases it felt like I was voting for the tallest midget.  Juan Pierre or Soriano in Left Field?  What a joke.  It got me to thinking though.  If you took the best 25 players from both teams, would that team be a World Series favorite.  Here is what the team would look like:

Catcher: AJ Pierzynski

First Base: Paul Konerko

Second Base: Gordon Beckham

Third Base: Aramis Ramirez

Short Stop: Starlin Castro

Left Field: Alphonso Soriano

Center Field: Alex Rios

Right Field: Carlos Quinton

Starters: Buerhle, Floyd, Dempster, Zambrano, Garza.  (Humber hasn’t done it long enough)

Closer: Carlos Marmol

Manager: Ozzie Guillen

 

I have to say, I don’t think this team could win a World Series.  They definitely wouldn’t come out of the American League.  Matching the All-Chicago team against the Boston Red Sox does not look favorable.  Chicago baseball is pretty sad right now.  I will still go to the Cell and Wrigley multiple times this summer, but its all about the atmosphere.  NFL can’t get here soon enough.

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Locks of the Century: MLB Edition

June 10, 2011 2 comments

Betting on Major League Baseball isn’t even a challenge anymore.  It’s the easiest form of sports gambling available. It’s like Costa Rica is putting an ATM on my front lawn.  I was perfect on Wednesday with the Cubs, Brewers, the over in the Brewers game, and then the Red Sox over Yankees in the series bet.  Yesterday I gave out the Tigers and the White Sox…win and win.  Checked the games for today, and I am ready to go again.  One of my golden rules of gambling is that I always bet against prolonged winning streaks…except my own.  I am letting this one ride.

Chicago Cubs (Zambrano) +175 @ Philadelphia Phillies (Halladay) -210

I love the Cubs as much as the next guy, but there is no way they are winning this one.  Halladay is one of the most dominant pitchers in the game and Zambrano is one of the craziest pitchers in the game.  I have no problem with Zambrano’s public comments after his last start, but that can only add further pressure on his fragile psyche.  A couple bad bounces and Zambrano will implode. Phillies with ease.

Boston Red Sox (Buchholz) -137 @ Toronto Blue Jays (Reyes) +127

If I haven’t heard of you, it means you suck.  Sorry Reyes, you have no chance today.  The Red Sox are hot right now after sweeping the Yankees and Buchholz is capable of being dominant.  The Red Sox have been crushing the ball and the Blue Jays aren’t bad at the plate either so the over/under line looks like a no brainer at 9 total runs.  Give me the Red Sox and the over.

Oakland A’s (Godfrey) +128 @ Chicago White Sox (Baldwin) -138

Oakland is in big trouble.  Just fired their manager and they are going to see their losing streak continue today in Chicago.  White Sox are looking more and more like a Central Division Contender every day and the A’s have some guy I have never heard of pitching so you know what that means.  Back to back White Sox wins for Lock of the Century.

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Lock of the Century: Baseball Edition

June 1, 2011 1 comment

Chicago White Sox +130 @Boston Red Sox -145

No way the White Sox keep this up, right?  They have won 6 in a row and two against the Red Sox in Fenway Park.  I always bet against streaks…except my own and I am on fire right now after going 4-0-1 last night in the Miami Heat vs Dallas Mavericks game.  White Sox are losing this game.  Sorry Chicago. Sox vs Sox series ends with a 2-1 Sox victory though.  Maybe they are getting on track.

New York Yankees +105 @ Oakland A’s -115

Not the most attractive line, but if there is a road dog on the board to take today its the Yankees.  Burnett is due for a good start and the Yankees lineup is still one of the best in baseball.  Too much for the pesky little A’s even though Gio Gonzalez has pretty nasty stuff.

Still picking winners on a daily basis.  I am on fire right now.  Burning up Costa Rica.  Sportsbooks all over the world are in trouble.

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