You get props……
1-Brian Roberts, John Danks, and Nolan Reimold
In other Orioles news, I was sitting at the Maryland football scrimmage Sunday when I found out that Adam Jones had left the game against the White Sox early. WNST’s Luke Jones asked me “Why?” and I responded “Because he had something better to do?”
If you don’t think that’s funny; you take yourself way too seriously. I’m looking at you, Melewski. Looking forward to MASN’s coverage of Maryland football this season. Also, the Maryland Cornhole Cup was rescheduled…..so Team Gator Bites has another chance to dominate. September 19th pal. You and I can run through the competition in Annapolis.
2-Roger Federer and Elena Dementieva
Apparently this girl won a tennis tournament this weekend………
……..like it matters.
3-Shaun Hill and Derek Anderson
Maybe former Terps QB Shaun Hill should actually be on the “Lucky” list seeing as how he didn’t even have to PLAY and he locked up the starting QB job with the 49ers.
Of course, starting QB for the 49ers at this point has about as much prestige as being the starting QB for Glen Burnie High School.
That’s right Forrester; the Gophers suck.
Also, Derek Anderson may well have taken a step to securing the Browns’ starting QB job…..by somehow being not quite as awful as this human being……
4-David Pauley, Ryohei Tanaka, Brandon Waring and Joel Palanco
Elsewhere in Orioles minor league action this weekend; the Aberdeen Ironbirds were no-hit Sunday by Brooklyn’s Brandon Moore.
Which goes to show you that this organization is REALLY committed to getting you prepared for what life is going to be like once you come to Baltimore…….
5-Michelle Wie, Ryan Moore and Mike Reid
I want to thank WNST.net blogger BJ Appel, former Harford Community College golf standout Chris Appel, and their lovely family for hosting our fantasy football draft Saturday night. They supplied Gatorade, crabs, cookie bars, and I added orange drink and Doritos to the party. It couldn’t have been lovelier.
But it was slightly awkward when we walked downstairs and Chris was watching something that is apparently called “The Solheim Cup.”
I’m not entirely certain of what “The Solheim Cup” is, but I do know that no matter how many participants in the event looked like this……
…..this was not event created with heterosexual men in mind.
6-Kyle Busch and Dario Franchitti
Kyle Busch swept the NASCAR races at Bristol this season; which made Rex Snider interested………and no one else.
Speaking of sports no one is watching, my friend Dave Carey (formerly of the Baltimore Examiner) passed along this WNBA video game commercial he saw recently…….
…..which is good because I DO like layups, defense, jump shots, and layups!
7-Scott Feldman, Jack Cust, Michael Cuddyer, Chris Carpenter, Ryan Garko, Carlos Pena, Kevin Youkilis, Charlie Haeger, Roy Oswalt, Clayton Richard, Ryan Raburn and Hideki Matsui
Elsewhere in the world of baseball, Jason Giambi will reportedly join the Colorado Rockies.
Remember when SI called Giambi “the new face of baseball?”
I legitimately believe Otis Nixon would have been a better nominee for the award…..
(Editor’s note: Alex Cole may have been the unluckiest man in baseball card history.)
8-Jozy Altidore and Wayne Rooney
If you think I knew that the Premier League had begun, you’d be wrong. But I do know that since losing the UEFA Champions League to Fox; ESPN has invested a great deal in all sorts of other soccer. I’m all for this of course; as there’s nothing better than waking up after an evening of 13-15 hundred Clipper City Ales and having live sports on TV.
Of course, I guess whenever you wake up at 2pm there’s normally live sports on TV; but Premier League soccer is about 1,000,000,000,000,000 times better than waking up to Tom Davis and Phil Wood taking about the Nationals on my TV.
“Tom, let’s talk about the 1952 World Series”
Christ. Melewski and these guys deserve each other. I’m not completely certain, but I think they should re-name MASN “OWGHNIWPRGACAN” (Old White Guys Have No Idea What People Really Give A Crap About Network.)
9-Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, Debbie Dunn and Lashinda Demus; Angelo Taylor, Jeremy Wariner, Kerron Clement and LaShawn Merritt and Brittney Reese
In other Track and Field news……..Usain Bolt is really fast?
Did Usain Bolt REALLY get a piece of the Berlin Wall? I’ve officially found a gift more useless than the copy of David Cassidy’s greatest hits I gave Josiah Potter for his 16th birthday.
Also, did we ever figure out if that one track chick was a dude or not? This has been the most distressing problem I’ve faced since I ran out of clean underwear last week and didn’t have time to do laundry before having to go back to Training Camp.
You expect me to let you know how I solved this problem; but I’m pretty sure you already know.
I’m not REALLY impressed by the fact that Florida was selected preseason number 1 in the AP poll; I’m just contractually obligated to remind you of how great Tim Tebow is at least once a blog.
Look man, the first time you go to the Philippines and perform circumcisions; I’ll blog about you. In the meantime, have another sip of your Zima and remember that Lord Tebow is greater than you.
Successfully hosted roughly 100,000 Ravens fans this year during Training Camp. Maybe the most remarkable statistic is that I only nearly fought with ONE member of the S.A.F.E. management team this year.
It’s not that I’m suggesting that Training Camp should move from Westminster. But if it were to, maybe THIS could be an acceptable alternative?
12-Luke Ramirez and Andy Rios, Nicholas Smisek and Steven Cardone
I kinda think the whole Little League World Series concept is weird. But I know that if I were to start a Little League team, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez would be my first pick…..
And while we’re here; let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way…..
How can baseball be so awful yet The Sandlot be the greatest movie of all time???
13-Caleb Porzel and Eric Franklin
I couldn’t help but notice how much better the running backs were than the quarterbacks at Sunday’s Maryland Football Scrimmage.
That may or may not be a good thing. But Porzel looks like he’s going to be special.
I do have one suggestion for the Terps’ freshman running back. No matter how great you get, stay away from this woman….
Look man, I know. I’ve lost hours on that ass myself, and I’ve never even met her. But it has ruined greater men. Just trust me.
14-Third Eye Blind
I picked up a copy of their new CD “Ursa Major”, selected Track 4 and permanently selected “repeat”……
I dare you to tell me about why you like Weezer. Christ.
15-The K-Series and Magic Hat Wacko
It is really difficult for me to explain what my Friday night was like. But I CAN tell you that it involved a few hundred Wackos and a house where they had an industrial sized oven on the back patio. I affectionately referred to it as “The K Series.”
Apparently I was at a house in Jarrettsville……which may or may not actually be in America. An ex of mine (The Artist Formerly Known as the Luckiest Dang Gal on the Face of the Planet?) had a party at a house that was so bizarre it isn’t even possible for me to really capture the awesomeness of the place.
It had a beach.
It had a strange greenhouse structure.
It had wires hanging everywhere.
It had a random man holding an umbrella.
If this was your house, please don’t be offended. I really found your place to be very awesome. And really freaking weird.
You got lucky…….
Yeah, cause sometimes THIS just happens…….
This would be like me accidentally wandering into Mother’s in Federal Hill and walking out with this…..
Speaking of which, have you heard that the guy who made “The Wrestler” is making a movie in which Mila Kunis has “aggressive sex” with Natalie Portman?
I’m not a Bill Simmons fan at all; but I’m pretty sure after seeing this movie, I will be able to write the sequel to “Now I Can Die In Peace.”
2-Anyone who can punt at the new Texas Stadium
I love the fact that Jerry Jones is now failing at everything he does. Sorta like his scheduling for the final game in the OTHER Texas Stadium……
The Cowboys are just awful. They and the Redskins deserve each other. Is there any rivalry in the world that features such passion between two teams despite the fact that NO ONE outside the two cities gives a crap about either of them?
3-Loyola College Students
I have no idea who won the showdown between Michael Phelps and Shaquille O’Neal Sunday night; mostly because I chose to go to a real college (Maryland) instead of being a Greyhound. But Shaquille O’Neal is so awesome that even he can make Michael Phelps interesting enough to be worth watching. Plus, he did this…….
I have a suggestion, Ricketts family. Want to make the Cubs kick ass again? Re-sign this man…..
“He knows my name!”
5-Juan Diaz and Andre Berto
Just when Chad Ochocinco was starting to seem cool again…….
……he had to go and turn into an ass again. I hope Andre Berto pounds him to within an inch of his life.
Meanwhile, Diaz won a questionable decision over Paulie Malignaggi in Houston. After the fight, he said some NSFW things like “boxing is full of sh*t” and “nobody watches boxing anymore because of sh*t like this.”
Which at least goes to show that he understands EXACTLY what’s going on currently in his sport.
Who’s more popular in the North/Midwest? Favre……or Buscemi?
(Editor’s Note: Language NSFW. Unless you work at Perry Hall High School. Speaking of which, TLDGOTFOTP spends her first day as a teacher at Perry Hall Middle School tomorrow. I told her not to be worried because it’s safer to know that some of the kids are carrying guns.)
7-Anyone who has insurance for their Fantasy Football team
Look man, I’m a little worried about the long-term health of my 3rd round pick (Kurt Warner) myself; especially seeing as how I also selected Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston…….but INSURANCE?
(Editor’s note: Also, if you’re the guy who Skypes into a Fantasy Football Draft and is COMPLETELY unprepared, it might be time to find a new league. Drafting Joe Flacco will only salvage you so much in my mind.)
You’re a zero……..
Anyone (like me) who never had the privilege of eating an ice cream bar with Hulk Hogan on it
As I was stealing an internet stream of Summerslam Sunday night (Jeff Hardy leaping off a ladder to drive CM Punk through the announce table? Yes please.), it came to my attention that there was once an ice cream bar that featured the Hulkster right there on the cookie. I don’t know how this ever happened……but I am good and embarrassed.
As far as the greatest inventions of all time are concerned; I know electricity and the light bulb were cool, and sliced bread has its place, but there is no doubt that this is Number 1……with a bullet.
(Editor’s note: Here’s the video of Hardy pummeling Punk. I’m sure it’ll be up for at least 10 minutes or so…..)
Flexing my mic muscles since 1983……