Homeless in Seattle: The Sonics head the NBA’s Chaotic State

26 08 2007

by maddness

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Seattle or Oklahoma City? Kevin Durant may be the new face of a franchise, but he will not be able to tell you where he will be sleeping in a year.
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Defending the Indefensible

23 08 2007

by mr. travis

The Michael Vick dog fighting debacle took an odd turn yesterday afternoon when Vick found an unlikely ally in the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. President R.L. White stated in a press release “As a society, we should aid in his rehabilitation and welcome a new Michael Vick back into the community without a permanent loss of his career in football. We further ask the NFL, Falcons, and the sponsors not to permanently ban Mr. Vick from his ability to bring hours of enjoyment to fans all over this country.” President White went further making the claim that Vick made a mistake and continued with the straw man argument that dog fighting is no different than hunting. While White has the right to speak his mind, he has entered the realm of just another person in a long line of people defending those who are rich and famous from their horrendous behavior.

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Were You Not Entertained?

7 08 2007

by mr. travis

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The long, twisted road to the home run record once owned by Hank Aaron came to an end this evening as Barry Bonds, America’s # 1 enemy (ahead of Osama bin Laden of course), hit number 756 into the stands at A T & T park, to a standing ovation, fireworks, some nice grandstanding by Mr. Bonds, a humble message from Hank Aaron, and a drunken Mets fan who caught the home run ball suddenly making himself much richer. Yet, no sooner had the celebration ended (with Bonds heading to the bench where he will most likely find himself for the rest of the year), the sniping began as commentators on ESPN asked the most overused question out there, whether or not the record is tainted, while beat reporters everywhere began typing away for tomorrow’s newspapers, hoping to get their two cents in on an already worthless pile of wheel spinning nonsense. In the end though, it all comes down to this:

Were you not entertained?

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The Rise and Fall, and Rise of the Leadoff Man

7 08 2007

by maddness

Remember the years when every baseball team had a prototypical leadoff hitter?  Vince Coleman, Mookie Wilson, Harold Reynolds, Brett Butler, and of course, Rickey Henderson are all pioneers of the spot in the batting order. It seemed that among every World Series Champion stood a loveable, character-type guy; a guy fans loved to cheer for, the leadoff hitter.
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The Sports Week in Review 8/5/07

5 08 2007

by maddness

You went camping this weekend, caught a beautiful salmon, had a few beers with your crew and just got back home. The wrench in this seemingly beautiful weekend is the fact you missed out on an action packed sports weekend. Well, you have two choices: you could go watch the same hour long sports news show over and over again on a major network or…just read the next few paragraphs.

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Where Have You Gone…

4 08 2007

by torytheeducator

There was a time when I absolutely worshipped Michael Vick. The reasons were twofold: first because he could chuck a football a mile in the air, while still in college, and secondly, because he is left-handed. I realize this may be a silly reason, but if you know anything about me personally, you realize this may not be that weird. My love affair with Michael Vick’s left arm and nimble feet began long before his Virginia Tech “throwback” jersey- if three years constitutes “back in the day”- littered sports memorabilia stores, and even before the Falcons changed their logo. It was the fall of 1999 and I was a senior in high school. Read the rest of this entry »





The 2007 Baseball Trade Deadline Awards: Just Like Christmas, Except There’s Baseball (and it’s winter in australia)

31 07 2007

by mr. travis

You know it’s a great day for baseball’s trade deadline when the biggest move is by the Boston Celtics in their acquisition of Kevin Garnett, easily trumping any of the myriad of moves by the major league baseball teams.

Oh..wrong sport?

Anyway,

The fact that basketball stole the limelight doesn’t mean there weren’t any great trades. Far from it, a couple of teams managed to pull off some great steals that will hopefully add to a playoff berth or at least a contract extension or two. But, for all the hype produced by ESPN and the numerous fantasy baseball sites and message boards, there weren’t any groundbreaking trades.

So, let us take a look and see who won, who lost in our First Annual “Thank God For the Trade Deadline (So I Can Waste Time at Work By Refreshing ESPN.Com Every Five Minutes)” awards:

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