Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
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:
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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
* 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.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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.
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 already.......like woman-eating toilets at Citi Field.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
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
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
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 Magician.com - 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.
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......
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
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.
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
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
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......
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Of course, with Kevin Garnett still out, the Celtics could use MJ right about about now.
Friday, May 8, 2009
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
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.