Got a package out of the blue from New Era. No idea why. I mean I thought the Cubs game in a luxury box and two bags of product would be the end of our relationship, but I think they just love me. Like maybe even more than I love them. Anyways, I’ve got a shit load of great hats and t-shirts to give away. I feel like I should do some sort of contest. First contest…come up with an awesome contest. Winner gets a New Era hat and a t-shirt.
PS: Miami delenda est
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Peavy was highly recruited throughout the country several years ago…he came to Chicago…and its safe to say that his career has been a disappointment.
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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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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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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Chicago— As 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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