Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mike and Mike think that MLB should be embarrassed that Barry Bonds is not in the Hall Of Fame

I don't normally listen to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN radio. Today, I stumbled into the show and they were discussing whether the Los Angeles Dodgers going bankrupt is an embarrassment to baseball. Mike Greenberg pointed out that if you look in the record books, you see the all-time leader in hits (Pete Rose) and the all-time leader in home runs (Barry Bonds) are not in the baseball Hall of Fame. He then made the case that since these two all-time greats are not in the Hall of Fame that MLB should be embarrassed.

Barry Bonds last played in 2007. The rules state that a player must be retired for five years. Therefore, Bonds won't be eligible for the Hall of Fame until 2013. How could it be an embarrassment that a non-eligible player is not in the Hall of Fame?

Mike and Mike need to do some more prep work before going on the air or maybe they just don't like Barry Bonds.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Detroit Pistons: Brandon Knight "wasn't very good at playing basketball last year"?

So, this guy from Detroit says that Brandon Knight isn't very good. Here is part of it:

There’s just one problem: he wasn’t very good at playing basketball last year. He hit some big shots and showed raw talent, and he’s young. I’m certainly not writing him off. But that doesn’t just the fact that Knight wasn’t that good last year.
Here’s how the he ranked among the 22 point guards in DraftExpress’ top 100:
  • Points per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 14th
  • Assists per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 15th
  • Offensive-rebounding percentage: 16th
  • Defensive-rebounding percentage: 10th
  • Steals per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 23rd
  • Blocks per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 7th (seven-way tie)
  • Turnovers per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 17th (three-way tie)
  • Personal fouls per 40 minutes, pace adjusted: 13th (five-way tie)
  • 2-point percentage: 17th (tie)
  • 3-point percentage: 12th
  • Free-throw percentage: 13th
  • Assist-to-turnover ratio: 18th
  • Points per play: 15th
  • Free-throw attempt per field-goal attempt: 16th

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chicago White Sox: Adam Dunn: Worst Baseball Free-Agent Signing Ever?

This dude says this:

I’m guessing that isn’t what White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf had in mind when he signed off on giving Dunn a four-year contract worth about $56 million.
At his current pace, Dunn is on track to contend with Barry Zito, Mike Hampton, Andruw Jones, Garry Matthews Jr. and Kevin Brown for the Worst Baseball Free-Agent Signing Ever.

Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari contract extension

Calipari’s extension worth $36.5 million over eight years. Does this mean Coach Cal will be coaching the Wildcats in eight years? Not really.

Check out the details on KentuckySportsRadio.com.

Cincinnati Reds: Should Chris Heisey start in left field?

Though Baseball America scouts believe he possesses "fringe" skills, statistically, he's outplayed marginal expectations. Over 324 career Triple-A at-bats, he amassed a .269-13-50-43-10 line. With a full-time gig, he could contribute sound across-the-board totals, possibly venturing into 20-20 territory. His aggressive plate personality (0.31 BB/K), fly-ball-heavy profile (52.0 FB%) and excellent HR/FB return (15.7% career) are strong indicators he would thrive, especially playing half his games in the Great American Bandbox.

Check it all out here

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Hangover Part II: 15 Things I learned watching The Hangover Part II with Bradley Cooper

  1. A bachelor party can be a brunch at an IHOP.
  2. Your father-in-law is expected to hate you.
  3. There are no Long John Silvers in Thailand.
  4. Muscle relaxants and ADHD medicine can make you forget everything that took place for an entire night..
  5. When a monkey nibbles on a penis, it is funny in any language.
  6. If you forget all the bad stuff that happens to you, it never happened.
  7. A safe place to keep your valuable bank codes and such is in the vest of a monkey drug mole.
  8. One day, maybe monkeys will be able to Skype.
  9. If you say "hello" like "hallo" it lets the person know that he is in trouble.
  10. If a promising, young, genius, future doctor loses a finger, he won't care as long as he had the time of his life.
  11. The kid's father won't care either and won't mind that his future son-in-law is partially responsible.
  12. If you return from a two day trip to Bangkok with a Mike Tyson tattoo, your bride won't mind and won't ask questions.
  13. You can earn the respect of your future father-in-law by showing up to your wedding late with a Mike Tyson tattoo, nearly crashing a boat into the wedding reception, and bringing his son back with a finger missing. After that, go off on him to finish winning him over.
  14. Sequels are usually worse than their predecessor.
  15. You can try to avoid the sequels are usually worse rule by making the exact same movie.

Cincinnati Bengals: Ken Anderson belongs in the NFL Hall Of Fame

  • Anderson ranks 15th out of 24 in average per pass attempt (7.338 Y.P.A.), just 4/1000th of a yard per attempt behind the great prolific Marino and well ahead of Live Ball Era Hall of Famers such as Elway (7.10 Y.P.A.) and Aikman (6.99 Y.P.A.)
  • Anderson ranks 15th out of 24 in T.D. passes (197)
  • Anderson ranks 12th out of 24 in passing yards (32,838), just 104 yards behind Troy Aikman (who needed 240 more attempts to get those 104 yards)
  • Anderson ranks 11th out of 24 in completions (2,654)
  • Anderson ranks 11th out of 24 in T.D.-INT ratio (1.23 to 1), well ahead of notable contemporaries such as Fouts (1.05 to 1).
  • Anderson ranks 8th out of 24 in career passer rating (81.9), one of the highest marks of any quarterback who played all or part of his career in the Dead Ball Era, and ahead of Live Ball Era Hall of Famers Aikman, Moon and Elway.
  • Anderson ranks 6th out of 24 in completion percentage (59.3) – the most accurate passer on the list among those quarterbacks who spent all or part of their careers playing before the Live Ball Era (1978-present).
Check out the article here

Cincinnati Bengals: Leon Hall is a top 10 cornerback

This dude says the Leon Hall is one of the top 10 corners in the NFL.

10. Leon Hall, Bengals (9)
Not the fastest or quickest cat in the litter box, but over the years has handled tough solo coverage assignments with admirable consistency.

Kentucky Basketball: Brandon Knight is an NBA draft loser and has a bad attitude?

This dude says this:

Individual Losers:

Brandon Knight: Plummeted due to his attitude and wound up in dysfunctional Detroit.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Kentucky Basketball: New York Knicks' new center Josh Harrellson has come a long way

The NBA draft was held on June 23rd. Josh Harrellson was chosen 45th overall by the New Orleans Hornets.
The big man Josh Harrellson (nicknamed Jorts) had quite a senior season for Kentucky. He averaged 8.7 rebounds and 7.6 points in 28.5 minutes for the season. This did not seem possible at the end his junior season.

Go to YahooSports for the rest.

Kentucky Basketball: 10 reasons DeAndre Liggins made the right choice to enter the NBA draft

The NBA draft was held on June 23rd. Many Kentucky fans were surprised to hear when DeAndre Liggins was chosen 53rd overall by the Orlando Magic. He made the right choice…even if there is a lockout.

Go here to see why this was the right choice.

Kentucky Basketball: Will Detroit Pistons' guard Brandon Knight be a bust in the NBA?

The NBA draft was held on June 23rd. Brandon Knight was chosen 8th overall by the Detroit Pistons. Somewhat surprisingly, he was chosen ahead of UConn's Kemba Walker and BYU's Jimmer Fredette. Some experts are wondering if Knight will be more of a point guard or a shooting guard. Other experts like Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News are looking at Knight as a possible bust.

Check out the full article on YahooSports.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kentucky Basketball: Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson, and DeAndre Liggins drafted

Here are the Kentucky Wildcat players drafted in the 2011 NBA draft.

#3 - Enes Kanter - Utah Jazz

#8 - Brandon Knight - Detroit Pistons - Will he be a bust?

#45 - Josh Harrellson - Charlotte Hornets chose Jorts but traded him to the New York Knicks for some cash - Go here to see how long the Knicks' new center has come.

#53 - DeAndre Liggins - Orlando Magic - Go here to see why entering the draft was the right choice.

Joke: The one housing market that is booming

New construction planned for the Wiener Home.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kentucky Basketball: Top 10 Colleges to Produce NBA Pros

Realclearsports.com has a top 10 list of colleges that produce the most NBA players.


Current NBA Players (12): Eric Blesdoe (Clippers), Keith Bogans (Bulls), DeMarcus Cousins (Kings), Chuck Hayes (Rockets), Jamaal Magloire (Heat), Jode Meeks (76ers), Nazr Mohammed (Thunder), Daniel Orton (Magic), Patrick Patterson (Rockets), Tayshaun Prince (Pistons), Rajon Rondo (Celtics), John Wall (Wizards)
After two disappointing seasons under Billy Gillispie, Kentucky made a move to restore its basketball program to its rightful place by hiring John Calipari away from Memphis in 2009. In his first year at the storied franchise Calipari landed quite possibly UK's best recruiting class of all time (Wall, Cousins, Bledsoe and Orton).

If Brandon Knight (duh), Josh Harrellson, and DeAndre Liggins make it, the total would jump to 15.

My job search - joke


My job search
1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory 
      But I got canned Couldn't concentrate.
2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack,  
 But just couldn't hack itso they gave me the axe. 


3. 
After that, I tried being a Tailor,  
 But wasn't suited for it -- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
 
4. Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory,  
 But that was too exhausting. 


5. 
Then, tried being a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life,  




But just didn't have the thyme. 


6. 
Next, I attempted being a Deli Worker,  
But any way I sliced it.... Couldn't cut the mustard. 


7. 
My best job was a Musician,  
 But eventually found I wasn't noteworthy. 

8. 
I studied a long time to become a Doctor,  
      But didn't have any patience. 

9. 
Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory.  
   Tried hard but just didn't fit in.

10. 
I became a Professional Fisherman,  
 But discovered I couldn't live on my net income. 


11. 
Managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, 
      



 But the work was just too draining.


12. So then I got a job in a Workout Center,    
 But they said I wasn't fit for the job..  

13. 
After many years of trying to find steady work 
I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.

14. My last job was working in Starbucks,     
 But had to quit because it was the same old grind.    

15
SO, I TRIED  RETIREMENT  
  
AND I FOUND I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB! 

Golf: Tiger Woods Jokes

Tiger Woods Jokes

  1. Apparently, the police asked Tiger's wife how many times she hit him. She said, "I don't know exactly, but put me down for a 5."
  2. If the only person that can beat Tiger is a blonde with big breasts, it's time for Phil Mickelson to bleach his hair.
  3. What's the difference between a car and a golf ball?  Tiger can drive a ball 400 yards.
  4. What was Elin doing out at 2.30 in the morning?  Clubbing
  5. Why did Tiger crashed into a fire hydrant AND a tree? He couldn't decide between a wood and an iron.
  6. Why did Phil Mickelson call Elin yesterday? To pick up some tips on how to beat Tiger.
  7. What is the penalty for getting it in the wrong hole? Ask Tiger, he knows.
  8. Tiger drives very well on the fairway but doesn't fare very well on the driveway. Rock me.
  9. Whats the difference between a golf ball and a caddy? Tiger can drive a golf ball.
  10. Nike wants to drop their endorsement due to accuracy problems. Apparently, Tiger's spraying his balls everywhere.
  11. It turns out that fixing Tiger's game and fixing his marriage both require the same thing: better control over his putz. 


  12. Why was Tiger's wife mad at him? She heard that he played a-round in Australia.
  13. What will the headline be if they prove it is domestic violence? TIGER'S WIFE MAKES THE CUT
  14. Given Tiger's racial heritage can we call this a Black Thai affair?
  15. Tiger just changed his nickname but still kept it in the cat family. Cheetah.
  16. Elin Woods has a twin sister named Josephine. Know how to tell them apart?  Elin is the one holding the bent 5 iron.
  17. What do Tiger and the Beatles have in common? They both experienced a hit with Norwegian Wood.
  18. First words spoken to the paramedics by Tiger:  Who are you? And what are all these trees doing in my living room?
  19. Tiger Wood's shirt is all red- problem is, there's no tournament, and his veins are a pint low.
  20. What does Tiger have in common with a baby seal? They've both been clubbed by a Norwegian. 

Click here to help find out if Tiger Woods is better than Jack Nicklaus. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tennis: Men's Youngest to 10 Grand Slam Titles

  1. Bjorn Borg — Bjorn Borg (1980 Wimbledon) — 24 years, 30 days
  2. Rafael Nadal (2011 French Open) — 25-2
  3. Roger Federer (2007 Australian Open) — 25-173
  4. Pete Sampras (1997 Wimbledon) — 25-328
  5. Roy Emerson (1966 Australian Open) — 29-89
  6. Rod Laver (1969 Wimbledon) — 30-330
  7. Bill Tilden (1929 U.S. Championships) — 36-216

I found this nugget here.

For some real excitement, go to the top men's tennis players of the Open Era.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Male Logic Joke: A story which is perfectly logical to all males

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6."
 
A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.  The wife asks him, "Why the hell did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"
 
He replied, "They had eggs."

Fathers Day: Fatherly advice

Some Great Dad Advice
  1. Avoid those who leave that last sip at the bottom of their beer.
  2. Take your time mowing the lawn. Your wife might have some other stuff for you to do.
  3. When betting the NBA, don’t waste time on research. Pick a team, anything can happen.
  4. If you’re going to let yourself get fat, at least wear cool clothes and footwear.
  5. Always be a gentleman. Never be a cheapskate. Call your mother at least once a week.
If you have a great dad, be sure to call him Sunday. If you don’t, remember, it could be worse. You could be Tatum O’Neal.

This was found here.

Cincinnati Reds: Brandon Phillips says "It’s going to be hard to keep me here"

On May 13, I proposed that the Reds sign Brandon Phillips (check out the picture of him in a White Sox hat) to a long term deal. Here are what other second basemen are making:

Dan Uggla, 5 years, $62 million
Rickie Weeks, 4 years, $38.5 million
Chase Utley, 7 years, $85 milion
Robinson Cano, 4 years, $30 million
Dustin Pedroia, 6 years, $40.5 million
Ian Kinsler, 5 years, $22 million
Orlando Hudson, 2 years, $11.5 million

Based on this, BP should not expect more than $12 million a year. Keep in mind that middle infielders do not age well (BP is 30). On top of that, the Reds have a prospect who plays second base and looks like the real deal (Billy Hamilton).

Here is a quote from Phillips on this topic:

Phillips on staying in Cincinnati: “It’s going to be hard to keep me here … I’m not trying to break the bank. I’m just trying to be fair. I don’t want Jayson Werth money or CC Sabathia money.”

Read the rest here.

In summary, if BP suits up for another team, it won't be the end of the world. His decline is 2 or 3 years away and Hamilton is nearly ready.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kentucky's John Calipari says about Duke: “They will not play us”

University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari entertained an energetic group of more than 200 people Wednesday at the Telford YMCA in Richmond, Virginia.

The coach touched on my different subjects, including his family, a possible contract extension, one-and-done players, the fanatical Kentucky fan base and even the possibilities of playing Duke in the future.

“They will not play us,” Calipari said when asked about Duke.

Check it out here.

The Kentucky Wildcats 2011-12 roster is here - Do they have a weakness?

Here is the unofficial roster for the 2011-12 Kentucky Wildcats:
Darius Miller (G/F 6-7 228 SR)
Stacey Poole (G 6-4 195 SO)
Terrence Jones (F 6-8 244 SO)
Jon Hood (G 6-7 202 JR)
Jarrod Polson (G 6-2 185 SO)
Michael Gilchrist (G/F 6-7 222 FR)
Doron Lamb (G 6-4 205 SO)
Anthony Davis (F 6-10 209 FR)
Marquis Teague (G 6-2 178 FR)
Eloy Vargas (F/C 6-11 250 SR)
Kyle Wiltjer (F 6-9 224 FR)
Twany Beckham (G 6-5 195 JR) - Beckham is not eligible until December 2011
Ryan Harrow (G 6-1 185 SO) - Harrow is not eligible until the beginning of the 2012-13 season

The experts seem to like this team. They are number 2 on Foxsports.com and Sportingnews.com. They are number 1 on Rivals.com and SBNation.com. This doesn't mean much because they still haven't played the games. However, it isn't too early to be optimistic about this team.
This Wildcat squad has no clear weakness but they have some minor question marks.

Click here for the list.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bill Maher: The Weinerlogues with Jane Lynch

This video is hilarious but not safe for work unless you have headphones.

Elderly man calls the police joke

George Phillips, an elderly man from Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. 

He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?"
He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me." 
Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." 
George said, "Okay." 
He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. 

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing
 things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them right now," and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up
 at the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. 
One of the Policemen said to George , "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

 
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

*This story is not real according do Snopes.com...duh.

Sensitive husband joke

A man is sitting at home alone when he hears a knock on the front door.
There are two sheriff's deputies there; he asks if there is a problem.
One of the deputies asks if he is married, and if so, can he see a picture of his wife. 
The guy says, "Sure", and shows him a picture of his wife. The sheriff says, "I'm sorry sir, but it looks like your wife's been hit by a truck." 
The guy says, " I know, but she has a great personality and is an excellent cook. "

Monday, June 13, 2011

DeShawn Stevenson shirt: "Hey Lebron! How's My Dirk Taste?"

This may be a bit much but check out DeShawn Stevenson's shirt on TMZ.com. I don't think Stevenson likes LeBron James so much.

Cincinnati Bengals: Ten reasons why the Bengals should draft Terrelle Pryor

  1. The Bengals are very thin at quarterback and need insurance for Andy Dalton.
  2. Pryor can play tight end or wide receiver while serving as the third quarterback.
  3. Pryor is 6'6" and 230 pounds. He is an elite athlete with ridiculous speed (4.3 in the forty). Surely, the Bengals can use more players like that.
  4. He provides a lot of flexibility for the offensive coordinator. They could use the Wildcat with him at quarterback in short yardage situations or as a running threat.
  5. The investment would be minimal. Pryor can be picked up for only a 4th round pick.
  6. In time, Pryor could be an above average quarterback.
  7. He might be able to sell some tickets for Mike Brown.
  8. Let him return kickoffs and watch the excitement.
  9. Pryor is a proven play maker who wins games.
  10. Check out this video of Brad Smith. Pryor can do the same thing for the Bengals.

NFL: Terrelle Pryor signs with Rosenhaus

Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com says that Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has signed with super agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Be sure to check out ten reasons why the Bengals should sign Terrelle Pryor.

NBA: LeBron James jokes


  1. Monday, June 13th, is National LeBron James Day. Everyone gets to quit 12 minutes early. 
  2. Apple just announced a new LeBron James IPhone - it has no rings, it just vibrates.
  3. LeBron should change his name to 75 cents because he is short that fourth quarter.
  4. Like mother, like son; except his mom choked on Delonte.
  5. It looks like Mavericks took their talents to South Beach.
  6. Don't lend LeBron James a dollar. He will only give you 3 quarters in return.
  7. LeBron James would do great in the NHL because they only play 3 periods.
  8. The top Miami threesome remains Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, and Rue McClanahan. 
  9. It's a good thing LeBron didn't go to college. He'd have skipped the finals anyway.
  10. What's the difference between Saturn and LeBron? Saturn has rings.
  11. The U.S Military has been looking for the Invisibility Cloak and has asked LeBron James for his input.
  12. Nike has just announced that it will be installing life alert on all LeBron James shoes so that it will be easy to call for help when you start choking.
  13. How many LeBrons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    None, he has a couple guys with personal problems do it for him.
  14. Minor league team pokes fun at LeBron James.
     

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Move like This by the Cars: Reviewed

I am a huge fan of The Cars. Check out my review of their new CD over on Yahoo.

Here is my ranking of all the albums by The Cars:
1. The Cars (1978) - This album won't be surpassed and is one of the greatest of all-time.

2. Candy-O (1979) - Another album full of great songs.

3. Heartbeat City (1984) - This album had big hits on it like "You Might Think", "Magic", and "Drive".

4. Move Like This (2011) - Yes, the new release is the fourth best Cars album in their
 catalog.

5. Door To Door (1987) - Many folks don't care for this one but I consider it to be a tad underrated.

6. Panorama (1980) - There are very good songs on this CD but a couple duds as well.

7. Shake It Up (1981) - The weakest entry in The Cars catalog but still has "Since You're Gone" and "Cruiser" on it which are both fine tunes.

"Move Like This" is a worthy addition to any music collection.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Valentines Day: Ten things I learned watching Valentines Day with Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, and Julia Roberts

So, I just watched this piece of crap movie called Valentines Day. Here is what I learned:


  1. On Valentines Day, you don't think, you just do.
  2. Valentines Day is a weak ripoff of Love Actually.
  3. This film made Love Actually look like a masterpiece.
  4. In Kentucky, they celebrate love your cousin day.
  5. Taylor Lautner is uncomfortable taking his shirt off in public.
  6. Naughty Nymphos is a phone service that you call and have people talk dirty to you.
  7. Folks from Muncie, Indiana tend to have a problem when their girlfriend is an adult phone entertainer.
  8. There is a reason why acting is not Taylor Swift's full-time gig.
  9. Some people go to a "I Hate Valentines Day" party to whine about their problems with love.
  10. There are fifth graders that have Frank Zappa songs on their IPods.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

NFL Lockout: Here is a summary

Here is a quick summary of the NFL lockout from all sides.

The NFL

  1. The NFL is a $9.3 billion dollar enterprise.
  2. National TV contracts generate 43% of the NFL revenue.
  3. Almost 80% of all revenues are shared in some way.
  4. Billions more are earned on licensing, promotion, and product sales.
  5. Only an idiot can lose money owning an NFL team.
Check out the rest of the summary here.

Tennis: The Top Men's Players of the Open Era


Here is a look at the top men's tennis players of all-time. One can make a case for more than one player as the greatest of all-time. Opinions are welcome.
The oldest player here is Jimmy Connors. It’s awfully hard to compare tennis players going back to the time of Rod Laver and Emerson and Budge and all those guys.
Grand Slams are important. However, back in the 70s and 80s, the French and Australian Opens were not as important as Wimbledon and the US Open.
Winning is very important but there is a lot to be said for coming in second, too.

Check out the article here.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

French Open: Francesca Schiavone vs. Li Na

Does anyone else think that Schiavone was robbed in her match in the French Open final against Li Na? How was this called in?