Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Flyin Frenchman

Some French dude named Guy Dupay won something called the Sprite Dunk Contest. Neither of those two facts are important - what is important is he managed to jump over 6 people on his way to winning, which was pretty impressive. Check it out.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fat Guy Friday

Welcome to Fat Guy Friday, a new feature here at Idiots on Sports. The premise is simple, we will post fat people engaged in various sporting endeavors. That's it. I have no idea if there will ever be another Fat Guy Friday - so soak it in people.

Here's everyone's favorite former baseball player John Kruk - famously whiffing against Randy Johnson, then not so famously whiffing against a softball pitcher. For the record, I wouldn't be able to get a bat on anything she threw if she was pitching from 90 feet away.

And here's one of the original famous fat athletes, the lovable William the Refrigerator Perry - you get the bad rap song free of charge.

Non-sports related - this guy was so fat he broke a chair during a live TV interview:

And if all these fat guys made you hungry - Kige has a dining recommendation:

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Puppet Wars

With the Kobe and LeBron puppet commercials quickly becoming a sensation, even if it looks like at least one of their alter egos won't make the NBA finals, it got us thinking back to another famous puppet modeled after an NBA player - Little Penny. Which begs the question - which puppet is the best?

Obviously Kobe and LeBron are better players than Penny Hardaway ever was, but Little Penny's got a weapon the Kobe and LeBron puppets cannot touch - Chris Rock. Chris Rock could read the damn phone book and it would be funny. So personally, I'm going with Little Penny, just barely, over Kobe and LeBron. Let us know what you think in the comment section.

I have a feeling this debate could turn into a longer debate than the one Champ and I are still having over which movie basketball team would win - Teen Wolf v. Porky's......for the record I'm in the Teen Wolf camp, Champ thinks Porky's would win.

Kobe and LeBron

Little Penny

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ebay Item of the Week

Really, it did happen:

Syracuse going to a New Year's Day bowl and beating a team from the SEC.

Now you can relive the magic of the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl with your very own game used Orange nickleback Jeffrey Buskirk jersey.

1989, let's take a stroll down memory lane with the #1 Billboard hits from that year:

Some bonus Champ 1989 music thoughts:

* Anyone else feel really old knowing some of this crap is 20 years old?

* Richard Marx, how much cash do you think that guy is sitting on now? Any guesses on his current net worth?

* Lead singer of the Bangles, 80's hot.

* How did Milli Vanilli screw up that lip-synch scam they had going? Talk about a gold mine.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Perfect Match?

Hat tip to cable news on this one, as I heard about it in the background as I was getting ready for bed. In news that will sure to make our good friend, and frequent poster, The Captain happy....bacon flavored vodka is now here. Sales are sizzling in the northwest.

We're still waiting for the McRib flavored gin that Poncho is working on over at the SportHump.

Random Rants and Rumblings

It's been a while since I rambled aimlessly in this dusty little corner of the internet, so basically it's time to type and see what pops out of the end of my fingers. From the look of that first sentence, I'm not holding out much hope for this post, but let's give it a shot anyway.

* TO complains - via Twitter - about Tony Romo and his former offensive coordinator and this is news? Really? At this point isn't this the equivalent of reporting that Hitler hates Jews? Or that Greg Robinson is a bad football coach? It reminds me of a comedian doing jokes about the shopping cart with one bad wheel or airline food. TO is a hack.

* Every time I hear Pat Kirwan on Sirius NFL radio his voice reminds me of Alec Baldwin doing his Tony Bennet impression on SNL. Pat is really, really great.

* My girlfriend has little patience for the NBA playoffs. Trying to explain to her that this thing will drag out to the middle of June is the equivalent of trying to tell Rosie O'Donnell there's no more chicken wings on the all you can buffet. It's not a pleasant experience.

* David Ortiz sucks - this amuses me to no end. The constant coverage of him sucking - that's getting a little old.

* Anquan Boldin fires Drew Rosenhaus. Now if only other other client would follow suit....

* It was nice to see Phil Hughes put together a solid outing. He may be the biggest beneficiary of the Yankees recent win streak. With the team near the top of the standings, the team can let him continue to develop without the pressure of having to make up a lot of ground. I also have a feeling that if Hughes struggles for the next 5 years I'll still believe he can develop into a quality starter. I am totally in the tank for Phil Hughes and I have absolutely no idea why.

* If Tom Brady and Brett Favre were on Flight 815, the media would have found that island in about 6 hours.

* I think Doug Marrone could probably crush your skull with his bare hands - he knows it, you know it, no one talks about it -- and that's the way Doug likes it.

* Here's something that always bugged me about the "What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar" campaign. If I really wanted a Klondike Bar, you know what I would do? I'd buy a f*cking Klondike Bar. Is the premise that these things are super expensive? Or that they can only be found on Mars? What would you do for a Porsche - now, that makes sense - a $2 ice cream bar - not so much.

* A fun debate broke out in the comment section on this post on the Big Lead about which 1980s girls were hot. Put me in the Elizabeth Shue camp.

And, I'll end with a great video for "WNBA Live, 2008" that apparently has been around for a while, but what the hell, it's new to me.

Sports Videos, News, Blogs

National Champs

We aren't going to insult your intelligence by offering any "analysis" of Syracuse's TREMENDOUS come from behind victory over Cornell to win back to back NCAA Lacrosse Championships - but we want to offer a hearty congratulations to entire program. Well done fellas, well done.

Here are a few highlights.

And here is overtime:

At Least We're Not Detroit

A hilarious Cleveland "promotional" video, courtesy of the Sports Guy's Twitter feed.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone. Get away from your computer and head outside, grill some dead animals and drink some beer, that's what we plan on doing. But before you do, let's check out a random video from nearly 20 years ago that features a young Mike Tirico, Billy Scharr and a shot of Brent Musburger and Billy Packer looking awfully similar to how they look today. In Billy's case it's more a testament to how bad he looked then, rather than how 'good' he looks now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ebay Item of the Week

Forget the famed #44. Our good friend Sean at Nunes has been ahead of the curve for a while. With this week's item you can now be a part of the tradition, mystique, and honor that is the Syracuse #11 practice jersey, most recently worn by Lavar "LL Cool Jay" Lobdell.

Not Your Average Little Mac

If you are of a certain age, like we are (cough - old) Nintendo's Punch out was not only an iconic video game, but an important part of your youth. Well it's time to hop in the waaaay back machine and try to relive the faded glory of the late 1980s, because Punch Out is back. A new version of the game is now available for the Wii entertainment system.

Released yesterday, it's sure to work up a sweat. Sadly, there's no Mike Tyson, I'm guessing it would have been too hard to work in virtual ear biting.

Here's the new version:

It is certainly a far cry from the original.

The Horse is Dead Bud

We've been having some fun with the love letters disguised as columns that Bud Poliquin has been penning to Greg Paulus regarding the quarterback's decision to come to Syracuse. Lost in the drab cliches and over the top rhetoric of Bud's work is the fact that we basically agree with him. There's no downside to having Paulus come here -except for having to read yet another missive from Mr. P on the vitures of young Greg.

Memo to Bud - the horse is dead. We get it, you like move, we do as well. Some people don't and the only thing that will change their mind is performance on the field. Now go find something esle to write about woman-eating toilets at Citi Field.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lingerie Football

From the great Darren Rovell - something tells me if Syracuse had scheduled every game of the Greg Robinson era against these ladies he still would have been fired. Enjoy.

The Dulcet Tones of John Sterling

NY Post writer Phil Mushnick is an angry man. I don't have any proof, but I'm guessing at some point in his life he's kicked Santa in the balls and tried to cook the Easter Bunny with side of carrots. Phil has never been a fan of New York Yankees radio play by play man John Sterling and he was especially rough on him in his Sunday column in the NY Post. Basically Phil said he doesn't advocate for people being fired, then advocated that Sterling should get fired.

Now Sterling is a definitely a bit of clown, but he's our clown. I mean how do you replace a guy who can bring the arm shake like this:

Seriously, there's no other announcer that can work with Porky Pig:

So even if the Sterl Hurl index has dipped, the Yankees have won 6 in a row - keep on flapping John, keep on flapping.

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Paulus

In case you missed it, here's an interview I stumbled upon tonight that Greg Paulus did with ESPN regarding his decision to come to Syracuse.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Greg the Pirate

A big tip of the hat to Matt Gelb and his twitter feed for pointing out this fantastic Detroit Free Press article on Greg Robinson.

The story is one long puff piece from beginning to end, with only tenuous connections to reality. Staff writer Kirk Snyder obviously wanted to give a little gift to Michigan fans and did so by ignoring Greg's past. The story starts with a headline that calls Robinson a "perfect fit" for the University of Michigan and gets better from there.

In the article Greg says he draws on a lot of things when coming up with his defensive philosophy, including "pirating" schemes he sees other coaches implementing. Based on his work at Syracuse, I'd guess he's watching a lot of tapes from the Arena League. The article even has a section subtitled "Quite a Resume" and describes landing Robinson as "a coup." I'd bet even money that a year from now Michigan fans will think of this coup the same way the people of Cuba think of Castro's.

The piece as a whole is one big wet sloppy kiss that almost completely ignores the man's epic failure at Syracuse, or the fact that he got back into college coaching because he was fired from his last NFL gig. As a head coach he failed, and as a defensive coordinator he failed almost as spectacularly. The teams he put on the field for the past 4 years were the worst tackling, least disciplined teams I've ever seen. His penchant to sit in soft zones, play corners as much as 15 yards off the line of scrimmage and refusal to blitz and pressure the opposing QB made average offensive teams look like juggernauts against the Orange.

So while Greg is gone and it it time to move on - you'll have to excuse me if I get a little heated when I read an article talking about what a great coach he is -- because the damage he inflicted on this once proud program is still there. He left new coach Doug Marrone a team that, according to some assessments is the worst statistically and athletically in the history of the school. Kudos to the Detroit Free Press for ignoring the past 4 years - I have a feeling the coverage will get a little tougher after Ohio State hangs 50 on them and Robinson's defense makes Terrell Pryor looks like Superman.

So Michigan fans here's some friendly advice -- hang in there, we feel your pain. Also, pray Rich Rod's offense can sore 50 game, it may be your only shot at winning games.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Greg Paulus - Through the Eyes of Bud

We are happy that Greg Paulus is coming to SU and eager to see what the young man can do on the football fied. His arrival is a nice shot in the arm to a program beginning a long climb back to success. Of course, no one is happier about this development than intrepid Post Standard columnist Bud Poliquin who has made no attempt to hide his love for the former Duke point guard.

Case in point - his column today, where Bud once again gushes about Paulus, and does so in a way that makes the 1970s proud. In the first paragraph he compares Greg to:

John Boy Walton

Huckleberry Finn

And then busts off a shoe shine reference. Way to stay current Bud, you've still got your fastball. Rumor has it in Bud's next column he'll be talking about some of these new fangled technologies like telegraphs and typewriters.......

Thursday, May 14, 2009

EBay Item of the Week


Until your Greg Paulus autographed Carrier Dome urnial troughs are available, this will have to suffice.

It is Only a Matter of Time

Deadspin had an intern from Duke write a piece on Greg Paulus - and in addition to it being well written - it paints a picture of Greg as a very good guy.

Naturally the Deadspin commenters, who collectively are the funniet and most depraved group anywhere, ripped the piece to shreds, and I can't blame them. If this story didn't have anything to do with Syracuse, we might be right there with them.

However, the sixth comment down really cracked me up - "Greg Paulus is a - I can see it now. I'm sure Sean over at Nunes Magician will be keeping an eye on this, I think the over/under for when that blog is launched is 3:45 PM today.

It's Official - Greg Paulus Will Wear Orange

Greg Paulus has made if official, he will be enrolling as a graduate student at Syracuse and will be a member of the football team for the 2009 season.

There's no downside to this for any one involved. For Greg he gets to pursue a masters degree, chase a football dream, and put off heading into the real world for one more year. In this economy - or any economy, I can't say I blame him. College was great.

For SU, the worst case scenario is that they get a solid citizen who will provide needed depth at the quarterback position and at the best case scenario is that Paulus wins the job and proves to be a significant upgrade over the players currently competing for the job. Everyone would love a fast start to the Marrone era, and Greg might be able to provide that.

For Bud Poliquin, he gets a year to espouse his love......

Greg Paulus has an Orange Colon?

Hoops Weiss apparently goes deeper and than any other reporter out there, as this item in the NY Daily News on Greg Paulus' future tells us. In case it's fixed, here's a screen capture:

Paulus to Announce, Bud on Pins and Needles

The Greg Paulus saga will come to an end in a just a few short hours as the Syracuse native announces where he will play one season of college football at 10 am. If you haven't been over there yet, the Post Standard has full coverage, including a couple more gushing items from Bud Poliquin on the matter.

While I am on record as saying Paulus to Syracuse is a good thing, if Greg heads to Nebraska or some other school, people should remove Bud's belt and shoe laces and he should immediately be put on 24 hour surveillance -- because frankly there's no telling what he will do.

Until 10 am it's just excruciating anticipation..............

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Appropriately Named Ex-Player Sent to Jail

Former Cincinnati Bearcat and 11 year NBA veteran Corie Blount was sentenced to a year in jail today for having 11 pounds of weed sent to him and having another 18 pounds of the stuff in his house.

What's most amazing about the story is that Blount's (pronounced blunt) defense was that "the marijuana was intended for personal use and to share with friends."

Now I'm no expert, but 29 pounds of weed is substantial - it's not Nate Newton style substantial - but no one is smoking 29 pounds of pot by themselves or with some friends - even if their friends are Ricky Williams, Snoop Dogg and the Grateful Dead.

Of course, the best part of the story is saved for the end when Judge Craig Hedric cited Cheech and Chong in during the sentencing - saying even they would have a hard time smoking that amount. While he might be right, I'm sure they'd try - which gives me an excuse to run another terrible 70s era movie trailer:

UPDATE: Apparently Deadspin reads this blog and rips off all my stuff (I kid, I wish they knew we existed) and now have a video of Chris McHendry really enjoying this news as well.

This is What Met Fans do to Their Dogs

My boss scored tickets to the Mets-Braves game last night and when he offered me a ticket I couldn't pass up a chance to check out Citi (we got bailed out by the taxpayers) Field. As a Yankee fan, I didn't have a rooting interest in the game - but as a fan of sports I don't believe you should ever pass up the chance to go to good sporting event.

Citi Field itself is very nice -- it's a user-friendly venue where you can see the field from almost any point on the main concourse. There is a food court out and picnic area out behind center field, where they have a few premium food vendors like Shake Shack and Blue Smoke -- but the lines for those places were really long, so I took a pass on sampling any of their offerings. One thing I did find amusing was the "bottled beer" stands sold only cans, but hey, it was still beer so that was a plus.

While the Mets won 4-3 in the bottom of the 10th on a walk off walk, there was one Met fan that wasn't a winner last night - this dog - which was tied up outside the stadium next to an owner who was clearly proud of his work.

The poor little guy is clearly candidate for a pet who wants to kill himself.

UPDATE: I can't believe I failed to mention this, but there was a streaking incident last night as well, please heed all warnings on the video if you are at work.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Amish Youth Gone Wild

Forget Al-Qaeda, swine flu, global warming, or ESPN.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the true threat to our society's well-being.

The House That Blown ACLs Built

T3I informants slipped behind enemy lines last weekend to catch Springsteen play the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University. The next time you are taking crap from a PSU fan over the current state of our football program, have them chew on this nugget that was passed along to us from one of our buddies in attendance:

"By quick count, 21 out of the 29 banners hanging up inside this place are for women's hoops."

Hey it's not much, but that might come in handy come September 12th, and get these guys a WNBA franchise.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Pitches Gone Bad

Other than a great press conference melt down, there are few things more entertaining than when a celebrity, or quasi-celebrity, completely embarrasses himself by screwing up a first pitch. When that person is a member of the Howard Stern radio show, well that's even better.

On Saturday Stern Show producer Gary "Ba Ba Boey" Dell'Abate took the mound at Citifield before the start of the Mets-Pirates game and gave us this instant classic:

Were he still alive I'm guessing Christopher Reeve could have done better. Gary's effort is right up there with one of my all-time favorite first pitches, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory (sorry for the length of the clip, MLB pulled the short one)

UPDATED: Courtesy of Newsday's Pet Rock, here's the short clip of the Mayor's missile to home plate......

Aubrey Huff Loves Pumping

The Yankees, muddling through what has been a very disappointing season to date, had an interesting thing happen against the Orioles in their win on Sunday. Oriole Aubrey Huff hit a 3 run HR off of Joba in the first inning gave the some exaggerated fist pumping on his way around the bases. This was meant to mock some of Chamberlain's celebrations, as apparently Huff was still peeved about Joba striking him out 2 years ago, and finally got his revenge. Too bad for the Orioles, they still lost the game.

So while we're glad Aubrey got that out of his system, you really can't blame him, since pumping his fist is all he really does. I mean apparently he does it a lot. We're guessing Huff buys hand lotion by the gallon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

You Will Not Par This Hole

Henrik Stenson won the TPC at Sawgrass Sunday, shooting a 66 and winning by 4 shots. Since Stenson's stellar player sucked any drama out of what is usually a really fun tournament, let's check out a golf hole that is even tougher to hit than the 17th -- the 19th hole at Legends Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa.

MJ and Pierce, Together at Last

Saturday the girlfriend and I ventured into Washington Park in Albany to enjoy the annual Tulip Festival. Thanks to the fact that you can bring your in own beer, it's free, and Third Eye Blind was playing, there was a huge turnout, which made for some fantastic people watching. Maybe I'm getting old, but I was shocked by the number of dudes rocking bad NBA jerseys, including the two fine fellows pictured below.

Of course, with Kevin Garnett still out, the Celtics could use MJ right about about now.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Chris Webber's Not Walking Through That Door Rick

Reports have surfaced that Rick Pitino may be a candidate for the Sacramento Kings Job. Those reports have already been denied, but as sports fans we all know statements like that don't mean much until the position is actually filled. If Rick actually does dip his toe back in the NBA water, he needs to remember his own advice, great players from the past - they aren't returning:

And here, Rick offers some more sage advice he should consider, since the last time I checked the Kings aren't a "good team."

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The SOBs - Day 2 - Best Photo

As the 2009 SOBs wind down, I'll be brief with this introduction because the music is already playing and I think Sean's tux is ill-fitting. He's actually glaring at me from stage left, I can feel it. This category celebrates the beauty that is Syracuse basketball, captured in a still frame for all of us to see. Let's check out our best photo nominees:

Rob Long Wears Superman Underoos (Part 1) nominates Devo and Jonny getting close.

Rob Long Wears Superman Underoos (Part II) nominates Paul and the Superfro

Jameson from the Bleacher Report votes for Devo preening after making a non-wining shot against UConn.

The Orange Report nominates Devo and Jonny getting busy......almost.

The Sport Hump casts a vote for Devo straight thuggin....

The Three Idiots on Sports goes with the classic scoreboard shot

And Orange 44 casts a vote for Angry Boeheim

And your winner is..........another tie - between Devo and Jonny getting it on and Devo preening on the scorers table after making a shot that didn't count. Each had 2 votes. He won't be here next year, but it's clear Devo made on impression on the court, and on people's cameras...........Be sure to head over to Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician for the MVP and the wrap up of the 2009 SOBs.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ebay Item of the Week

Lowes and Home Depot can go to hell. Is it too much to ask for a C.H.I.P.'s switchplate cover?

Some quick CHIP's thoughts to get you through a Thursday of work:

Did every episode end with some sort of youth-sports competition (street hockey, hoops) that the CHIPS guys ended up coaching?

Did Ponch or John ever use their guns?

Randi Oakes, aka "Bonnie"...underrated 70's babe. Odds on Erik Estrada having.....never mind.

Apparently every car accident in LA during the 70's involved a car catching fire or exploding with no one getting hurt. Amazing.

The SOBs - Best Senior

Welcome to the 2009 SOBs - we here at T3I are proud and honored to take part in this prestigious awards ceremony. It's not often that nerds sitting in our parent's basements can hand out fake awards cleverly named after curse words to players who have no idea they are receiving them. In other words - well done Sean, we tip our idiotic hats to you for making this event happen yet again.

Our category is "Best Senior" which is near and dear to our hearts since we are most likely the oldest set of dorks in the Syracuse blogosphere....although I suspect Poncho isn't far behind.

When you think of the senior members of the 2008-09 Syracuse basketball team one thing come to mind - breakfast food. Sorry Justin Thomas and Jake Presutti, you are mere mortals and when faced with Belgian God as your opponent for this award, you never stood a chance.

The 2009 award for the Best Senior goes to Kristof "The Belgian Waffle" Ongenaet. It's a shame that we only had your hustle and scrappy play for 2 years - especially since it took us that long to learn to spell your last name.

As you can imagine, this race wasn't really close, but let's see what some of the other bloggers had to say:

Ray Biggs - Superman Wears Rob Long Underoos (I): Kristof Ongenaut, maybe the most tenacious defensive player I have seen in my short 17 year old life. Unfortunately, as much as we all know and love the waffle, professional basketball might not be much of an option for our offensively challenged friend.

Alex O - Superman Wears Rob Long Underoos (II): Justin Thomas. Yeah, I know Kristof's gonna run away with this, so I thought I'd send some love JT's way. His career has been quite the roller coaster. and he even had a hand in the six-overtime win to go along with all of that.

Jameson Fleming - the Bleacher Report: Kristof! I'll never look at Belgian Waffles the same way after Kristof!

DA - the Orange Fizz: Jake Presutti? Ok, fine. Ongeneat.

The Glaude - Hoya Suxa and Twitter King Extraordinaire: The syrup-y smooth Waffle -- Kristof! The fact that he did not know how the N.C.A.A. tournament worked is still the greatest Syracuse story nobody talks about enough.

Nick Loucks - Nick's 2 Cents: Kristof Ongenaet was the hustling, smart silent assassin that you grew to depend on whenever he was on the court.

Poncho Sinatra - the Sport Hump: The Waffle. From now one, the Mr. Hustle award is renamed, Best Waffle impersonation.

Brian Harrison - Orange 44: Kristof! The Belgian sensation was the blue collar worker Syracuse fans love. He always seemed to grab key rebounds, and he certainly had some great plays including several big slams. Thanks for the two years of hard work. Kristof! Mr. Intangibles will always get a standing O whenever he comes back to Syracuse, even if no one outside of Syracuse will remember him.

Sean - TNIAAM: Kristof! Mr. Intangibles will always get a standing O whenever he comes back to Syracuse, even if no one outside of Syracuse will remember him.

Obviously, we here at T3I loved the Waffle - whether we were drinking beers with him:

Or making T-shirts celebrating his existence:

We are thrilled he won this award. May life treat you well Kristof - you made your mark among Syracuse fans. The next award, Best Villain/Nemesis, will be posted at noon over at Hoya Suxa - enjoy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Natural

Photo: News 10 Now

That's Syracuse Head Football Coach Doug "Goin' Yard" Marrone taking some cuts in the cage prior to the Binghamton Mets' battle with the Portland Sea Dogs tonight.

Courtesy News 10 Now, here's a look at Doug smacking the ball around. How about some embed codes News 10? Anyways, Doug takes some decent cuts, and as a result Mets GM Omar Minaya immediately signed Coach to a 5-year, $125 million contract.

All this baseball talk makes me want to boogie with the 1986 LA Dodgers. Super Bowl Shuffle, meet your match:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Where Forth Art Thou Chaz?

The fine folks at ESPN offered up this poll with one glaring ommission: T3I's adopted Orangeman Chaz Cervino. Move over Mike Williams...if he sticks around (lots of message board rumors that our boy is going) Chaz is destined for greatness this year, as he teams up with the SportHump's favorite son Van Chew to form the C&C Touchdown Factory.

Maclin in Action

It's Monday and a slow news day. I've got to travel early tomorrow for work and the only news going on today focuses on Torry Holt's disgusting finger -- which is a long way of saying I've got nothing. As such, here's your lazy blog post of the day. Via Bleeding Green Nation, we bring you some video of Eagle rookie Jeremy Maclin in mini-camp - because non-contact football in May is truly how we can tell if player will be a star.....

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hatton Takes a Nap

Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton squared off in Vegas last night and the outcome for Hatton wasn't quite what he expected. Not too get too technical, but in boxing terms he suffered what purists call an ass kicking.

If you're like most Americans, you didn't see the fight because years ago the geniuses that run boxing thought it would be a good idea to charge people substantial sums of money to see their product, thereby limiting their audience and destroying interest in the sport for a generation of kids who've moved on to MMA and other sports for their fix of sports-related brutality.

However, if you've got eight minutes, head over to the Big Lead and check out the fight in its entirety, it's definitely worth your time - especially the knock out punch. And if you want even more info on the whole fight experience, Orange Chuck won a trip to Vegas and twittered his entire trip.
If you don't have 8 minutes, here's the knock out:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Declare for the Draft, Everyone is Doing It

The Big Lead brings us some crazy draft news that cannot be good for the Orange trio of Paul Harris, Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn - 103 underclassman have made themselves eligible for this year's NBA draft. Since there are only 60 spots in the draft, a lot of guys are going to be left out in the cold.........and more likely headed to exotic European destinations.

Rocket Moobs

Ever since the the whole Roger Clemens-Brian McNamee steroid scandal broke, the NY Daily News has made it their mission to find out everything they possibly can about Roger Clemens - and the good stuff (if there is any) doesn't make good copy. Lucky for them, and us, the Rocket seems to be a never ending source of outrageous, salacious, and ostentatious behavior (say that last line in your best Jackie Chiles voice).

Today's revelation - the Rocket sprouted man boobs - otherwise known as moobs. Hey, Roger, look at the bright side, if they get big enough, maybe you can go on the Peter Griffen side boob hour.