Friday, April 17, 2009

The Big Picture gets into tournament mode

Just in time with the NHL and NBA playoffs, Zach from The Big Picture will be starting his "Would you do . . . " start scouting and get involved....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Anderson Cooper and other left-wing liberal media idiots show unprofessionalism with repeated used of the work teabagging

CNN's Anderson Cooper leads the list of left-wing idiot media wonks who showed their immaturity on Wednesday by "mocking" the conservative people for protesting the spending of government taxes...these media idiots called the protesters "teabaggers"...

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper interspersed "teabagging" references with analyst David Gergen's more staid commentary on how Republicans are still "searching for their voice."

"It's hard to talk when you're teabagging," Cooper explained. Gergen laughed, but Cooper kept a straight face.

MSNBC's David Shuster weaved a tapestry of "Animal House" humor Monday as he filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann.

The protests, he explained, amount to "Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it."

He described the parties as simultaneously "full-throated" and "toothless," and continued: "They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending." Shuster also noted how the protesters "whipped out" the demonstrations this past weekend.

For those of you who are unaware of the term "teabagging" it also has a street connotation of a man putting his balls in another sleeping man's mouth...

I could understand if a college newspaper or radio station or "Saturday Night Live" used this term...but Anderson Cooper and others are supposed to be PROFESSIONALS...the same goes for the producers and directors of these telecasts for allowing this behavior to go unchecked...their lack of professionalism and maturity was uncalled for and just shows why the media can, at times, not be trusted...they also let their left-wing bias show as they mocked the conservative protesters with this them, this protest was a "joke" because it went against their liberal, left-wing views...there is a time for some humor in newscasts, but this biased frat-house humor crossed the line...

I guarantee Walter Cronkite was not amused by this behavior...

Merle Harmon, former broadcaster, dies

Former broadcaster Merle Harmon died Wednesday after a long illness...Harmon, who was 82, called professional and college sports for over 40 years for ABC and NBC...he was also the broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins from 1967-69, Milwaukee Brewers from 1970-79, and Texas Rangers from 1982-89...before leaving the Brewers, Harmon was instrumental in breaking in former catcher Bob Uecker as the Brewers play-by-play man...

Susan Boyle - an inspiration to all!!!!!!!

Please check out this 7:34 clip of one of THE most surprising and amazing performances you will ever see by the most unlikely person...this just shows that you cannot judge a book by its cover...
  • Susan Boyle
  • John Madden retires from broadcasting "It's time"

    Cavs lose at home, miss tying NBA record; but LeBron has fun dancing with Scream Team

    As LeBron danced the night away with the Cavalier "Scream Team," the Cavs lost by one point at home to miss tying the NBA record of 40-1 home record...

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Kenny Perry's daughter, Lesslye, is an NFL cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans

    Kenny Perry may not have won The Masters, but he is proud that his daughter Lesslye is a Tennessee Titans cheerleader....

    Here is what she has on her bio:
    Major: Accounting

    Status: Married

    Pets: Dogs-Roxie and Reesie

    Favorite Thing about being a Titans Cheerleader: Besides having the best seat in the house, I enjoy being a part of an organization that has such a positive impact on the community!

    Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Favorite Scent: Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbanna

    Favorite Place to Travel: 30 minutes from where I live is Barren River Lake and I love spending time there laying in the sun and wakeboarding

    Most Prized Possession: Family and friends

    Major: Accounting

    Status: Married Pets: Dogs-Roxie and Reesie

    Favorite Thing about being a Titans Cheerleader: Besides having the best seat in the house, I enjoy being a part of an organization that has such a positive impact on the community!

    Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Favorite Scent: Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbanna

    Favorite Place to Travel: 30 minutes from where I live is Barren River Lake and I love spending time there laying in the sun and wakeboarding

    Most Prized Possession: Family and friends

    Below is a 2 minute clip of Lesslye...

    Jim Nantz of CBS jinxed Kenny Perry

    I know the Masters finished three days ago, but I was too busy with work stuff to blog about it until are some thoughts...

    - Jim Nantz of CBS fucked Kenny Perry...Perry just birdied the 16th and had a two stroke lead with two holes to looked like Perry was going to become the oldest man to ever win a Grand Slam event...then Nantz fucked him over...Nantz came up with the stat that Perry has gone 22 consecutive holes without a bogey...

    As soon as he said that, I turned to my dad and said Nantz just jinxed it turns out, Perry bogied 17 and 18 and ended up losing the Masters in a playoff...

    Nice going Jim Nantz!!!...if I was Kenny Perry, I would wrap a golf club around your throat!!!...

    - You gotta love Angel Cabrera (photo, left) though...this guy is a fat hunch shoulder regular Joe...there must be a rule that players cannot smoke while on the course because Cabrera usually goes through a pack a round...

    - Kenny Perry's wife is a MILF...same goes for Chad Campbell's wife...

    - Okay Phil, we know you have "guns" now...but wear a shirt that actually fits around your arms...that shirt just looked so uncomfortable...

    - It is amazing that Tiger has never won a Major when he did not lead going into the final round...knowing how competitive Tigers is, there is no doubt that is one stat that burns his ass...

    - We all know Phil and Tiger don't get what!!!...I think it is great that these two golfers don't like each other...why do you have to like your opponent?...

    I believe that both respect each other and their golf game...but otherwise, they hope the other loses...and there is nothing wrong with that!!!...there needs to be more dislike and competition in sports - especially when you are "in the arena" battling...

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Mel Kiper's latest first round

    Here is Mel Kiper's latest first round projections . . .

    1. Detroit Lions (Record: 0-16) - Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia: Stafford is worthy of being the No. 1 overall pick, thanks to his overall skill set.

    2. St. Louis Rams (2-14) - Jason Smith (photo), OT, Baylor: The OT spot is strong at the top with Smith, a former tight end who is supremely athletic and exactly what you want in a left tackle: someone you can count on to protect the blind side of your quarterback.

    3. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) - Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest: He's a complete OLB with great character and work ethic, which is why it was no surprise when he nailed his combine workout.

    4. Seattle Seahawks (4-12) - Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia: Monroe is just a shade below Jason Smith, in my opinion, but is a legit top-five pick.

    5. Cleveland Browns (4-12) - Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech: The stress fracture in his left foot shouldn't affect his draft status. He's a big-time player who should have a Larry Fitzgerald-type career in the NFL.

    6. Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1) - Andre Smith, OT, Alabama: Smith has to manage his weight in order to remain on the left side. If he doesn't, he's a mauler at right tackle who could really assist the running game and do the job at that spot in pass protection. Hopefully, he'll maximize his skills in the NFL by paying more attention to detail. If he doesn't, you're looking at a major bust.

    7. Oakland Raiders (5-11) - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri: Maclin will have to adjust to an NFL offense, but I really like his big-play capability and the fact that he's much more explosive with the pads on than his 4.46-second 40-yard dash at the combine would lead you to believe.

    8. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) - Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas: I view Orakpo as a 4-3 end with the ability to also play on his feet in a 3-4 as an attacking outside linebacker. He is super-athletic and incredibly strong, but there is concern about his durability.

    9. Green Bay Packers (6-10) - B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College: Raji is the top defensive tackle in this draft.

    10. San Francisco 49ers (7-9) - Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State: Maybin is another combo-type who is explosive out of the blocks and relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback.

    11. Buffalo Bills (7-9) - Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee: Ayers enjoyed a solid season in the SEC and then was one of the standouts during Senior Bowl week. He ran the 40 in 4.80 at the combine, though, which could give some teams pause.

    12. Denver Broncos (8-8) - Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU: Jackson would be ideal in a 3-4, thanks to his ability to shift inside in passing situations.

    13. Washington Redskins (8-8) - Mark Sanchez, QB, USC: Sanchez definitely is one of the top five to eight players available in this draft, and getting him here would be a bit of a steal, because had he returned to USC for his senior season, he likely would have been the No. 1 overall pick.

    14. New Orleans Saints (8-8) - Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State: Wells is a nice fit for the Saints after they let running back Deuce McAllister go in the offseason. He could be a perfect complement to Reggie Bush.

    15. Houston Texans (8-8) - Brian Cushing, OLB, USC: Cushing's ability to fit both inside and outside is the reason I've always viewed him as a surefire first-rounder.

    16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) - Rey Maualuga, LB, USC: Maualuga is capable of becoming a quality "Mike" linebacker in the NFL but needs to use his hands better to ward off blocks and must be more consistent from week to week.

    17. New York Jets (9-7) - Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland: Heyward-Bey's awesome size-speed ratio should win out here and give the Jets the kind of receiver they need to open up the passing game.

    18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) (8-8) - Everette Brown, DE, Florida State: Brown could make an immediate impact in the Broncos' defense because of his strong skill set.

    19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) - Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State: Freeman is an interesting prospect because he throws a great ball and has imposing size at nearly 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds. However, his inconsistent play puts him in the boom-or-bust category.

    20. Detroit Lions (from Dallas) (0-16) - Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi: Oher is one of the more intriguing prospects in the draft. He's loaded with talent and can dominate the defense he's working against, but he also seems to have lapses in concentration when he struggles to keep his opponents at bay.

    21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-6-1) - Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia: There isn't anything remotely close to the talent and depth at running back available in the draft last year, but Moreno is a good fit for the Eagles at this spot.

    22. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) - Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers: Britt has a ton of talent and is just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.

    23. New England Patriots (11-5) - Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut: Brown could end up being one of the more productive rookie backs in 2009 because of his all-around skills and tremendous character.

    24. Atlanta Falcons (11-5) - Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State: Pettigrew remains the No. 1 tight end on the board and would be a help to young Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

    25. Miami Dolphins (11-5) - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State: Jenkins has all the qualities you look for, with the exception of top-flight recovery speed, which is an obvious concern. Even so, he's too good an overall performer to pass up in the middle of the first round.

    26. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) - Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois: Davis is an impressive physical specimen, but he lacked consistency with the Illini, not always performing at the elite level you would expect from a player with his natural talent and ability. He'll be a gamble.

    27. Indianapolis Colts (12-4) - Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi: Jerry is a very underrated prospect, and would be a good fit in the Indianapolis scheme.

    28. Philadelphia Eagles (from 12-4 CAR) (9-6-1) - Eben Britton, OT, Arizona: Britton could be a good fit for the Eagles' offensive line, although I would have liked to see him return for his senior year.

    29. New York Giants (12-4) - Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina: Nicks won't wow you in a workout, but on game day he makes the tough catches and is the type of player who wants the ball thrown his way in clutch situations.

    30. Tennessee Titans (13-3) - Percy Harvin, WR, Florida: Harvin reminds me of the Reggie Bush we now see with the Saints. You can utilize Harvin in a number of ways, and, like Bush, he's a scoreboard-changer. However, he also carries the same durability concerns as Bush.

    31. Arizona Cardinals (9-7) - Larry English, LB, Northern Illinois: English set the all-time sack record at Northern Illinois, and could be an impact player in Arizona.

    32. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) - Eric Wood, C, Louisville: Wood has been a player on the rise of late, and with his size and skills he could find himself a Steeler for a very long time.

    Monday, April 13, 2009

    Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies from apparent accident

    The Associated Press is reporting that former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark "the Bird" Fidrych died today from an accident...story below...

    BOSTON -- Former All-Star pitcher Mark "the Bird" Fidrych was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54.

    Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says a family friend found Fidrych about 2:30 p.m. Monday beneath a dump truck. He appeared to be working on the truck, Early said.

    The colorful right-hander was the American League rookie of the year in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 ERA. He spent all five of his major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers, compiling a 29-19 record and a 3.10 ERA.

    His career was cut short by injuries.

    Fidrych attempte
    d a comeback in 1983 with the Boston Red Sox and went to their Triple A team in Pawtucket, R.I. But he never pitched in the majors after 1980 and retired in 1983.

    The Worcester, Mass., native later owned a trucking business.

    Fidrych acquired the nickname "the Bird" because of his resemblance to the Big Bird character on the Sesame Street television show. During games, he would bend down and groom the mound with his hands, appear to talk to the baseball and slap high fives with teammates in the middle of the diamond.

    He started the 1976 All-Star Game after opening the season with seven wins in eight decisions. He finished that season with 24 complete games.

    But he tore knee cartilage during spring training the following year and was placed on the disabled list until May 24. He sustained a shoulder injury in July 1977 and ended up pitching in just 58 games during his major league career.

    State police detectives are investigating the circumstances of his death, Early said.

    Harry Kalas - voice of the Phillies & NFL Films dies

    The sports world lost a broadcasting legend when Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas died in the press box before today's game against the Washington Nationals...the photo above was taken of Kalas just five days ago on April 8th...

    "Legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has died. He was 73. "We lost our voice today," team president David Montgomery said. "He knows the game and made a tremendous contribution to the sport and to our organization . . .

    "Anybody who has played for us, it's an immediate point of connection with the club. He is the Phillies." The Phillies were told the news at 1:20 p.m. Montgomery described the team as "stunned."
  • News of Kalas Death

  • Bill Lyon of the Philadelphia Inquierer writes about Kalas... "Every time you heard that distinctive baritone, deepened by a million smokes and marinated like fine bourbon aging in oak casks, you felt something soothing and reassuring. God's in His heaven, Harry the K's in the booth, and all's right with the world. He was, for generations of Phillies fans, The Voice. If Harry said it, it must be so." ...
  • Bill Lyon

  • Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquierer writes about the death of Harry Kalas... "We lost Harry on the road, which is very nearly home to the baseball lifers like Kalas. We lost Harry as he was preparing for another game, this one in Washington. He would have had his scorebook and his notes in the booth with him, and the statistical numbers and columns that supply the canvas of a game for which artists like Kalas can add the brushstrokes." ...
  • Bob Ford
  • Marilyn Chambers: former Ivory Soap girl and porn star found dead

    NBC LA reports that former porn star and Ivory Soap girl Marilyn Chambers was found dead on Sunday...the report below:

    Famed adult film star Marilyn Chambers was found dead in her home in the Canyon Country area, authorities said Monday, and an autopsy was pending to determine how she died.

    The 56-year-old Chambers, whose real name was Marilyn Ann Taylor, was found dead around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 16000 block of Vasquez Canyon Road, said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

    Chambers broke into the porn industry by appearing in the 1972 film "Behind the Green Door," which was the first widely released pornographic film in the United States.

    Her appearance in the film cost the then-aspiring model and actress her job as Procter & Gamble's Ivory Snow detergent girl, appearing on the soapbox with a baby and the caption "99 & 44/100% pure."

    The Providence, R.I., native had a bit part in the 1970 Barbra Streisand film "The Owl and the Pussycat," but after establishing herself as a pornographic film star, she was never able to break into mainstream films.

    Detroit Lions need to suck it up and take Stafford

    Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press writes that the Lions should not bypass the first overall pick because of the massive signing bonus... "No team is obliged to tender a draft selection during its allotted 10 minutes in the first round. The Lions could wait until after St. Louis selected at No. 2 and Kansas City selected at No. 3 before submitting their pick, but it wouldn't ensure them of a discount -- especially if they used that pick on Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford." ...
  • Drew Sharp