Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's coming...

Another Syracuse football season will soon be upon us as will the next HumpIdiot Countdown.

Stay tuned kids.

Ebay Items of the Week: Syracuse Specialties


Chances are you owned a Sports Specialties hat during the '90s. Apparently these beauties can be worth something if you've left them unopened for the better part of two decades as evident by this week's Ebay Items of the Week. We've found two of these beauties, here and here, which are going for $59.99 each.


I wonder how much my sweat-stained, ripped, dog chewed Atlanta Hawks Sports Specialty would go for.

Jets Sign Brunell....Cortland Area Bingo Halls Celebrate


In continuing their not-so youth movement...the New York Jets signed 39yo quaterback Mark Brunell to a 2 year deal. Jets representatives confirmed to T3I that Brunell beat out Steve Beurelein, Doug Flutie, Stan Humphries, and Sammy Baugh for the backup position.

Some quick thoughts on this one

* I was shocked about halfway through the NFL season last year to learn that Mark was a backup in New Orleans. Honestly, I thought he had been out of the league for at least 5 years. Another sign I'm the one getting old.

* Bad real-estate deals have left him $25 million in the hole. Mark, when it comes to the world of real estate, we've got two words for you, "Rice brothers."

Monday, July 26, 2010

Faster Than A Speeding Chew


We know things have been a bit slow around here. Our boy Russianator is out in Vegas on his way to Hawaii to enjoy his honeymoon. He's left me the keys to the blog and I'll do my best to live up to the high journalistic standards you've come not to expect from us.

Anyways, courtesy of poster "dkelz1888" over at the Syracusefan.com board, is our man Van Chew's twitter post that he ran a 4.35 40 today.
Tell 'em Mav:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ebay Items of the Week: I Do


Our boy The Russianator is making it official this weekend. On Saturday he is getting married to his beautiful bride who, for the record, is way out of his league. We're still trying to figure out how the hell he pulled this one off.

Anyways, I know how busy he's been these last few days so we're offering up the T3I Wedding Planning Service to help make their big day a success.

* Who doesn't want Chewbacca on top of their wedding cake?

* Attention Chevy-loving bachelors, you are needed on the dance floor.

* Damn, the groom is going to look really good on Saturday.

* And for the future Mrs. Russianator

Want a reception that won't be soon forgotten? Just add some Jack Stevens:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The T3I DL Report


News out of the Bronx is that Yankees' lefty Andy Pettitte stay on the DL will be shorter than initially thought.

We at T3I know there's only one person who really knows what it's like to have a g-r-r-r-oin injury, former Red Sox reliever Sam Malone.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

RIP Lou


Godspeed Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner. Things have gotten even sadder with the news that long time actor James Gannon passed away on Friday. Readers of this blog (both of you out there) will recognize that James is best know for his Jack Morris-esque mustache and his role as Indians' manager Lou Brown in Major League. Do yourself a favor and pop in the DVD of this classic sometime. The cleaned up, edited version on cable TV doesn't do this baby justice.

Here's a T3I salute to the best of Lou Brown:

Ole Medley




Andy the Parrot, "Throw the heater Rickey."


The many quotes of Lou Brown

RIP skipper.

(H/T Ritchie)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bring Back Lil Penny

Saw this over at the Big Lead - apparently Penny Hardaway wants to make a comeback at age 39 and play for the Miami LeBrons. While that may sound absurd since the guy has been toast for the better part of a decade - you know what's no absurd? Bringing back Lil Penny. That guy ruled. Besides, I'll take Chris Rock over Penny Hardaway any day of the week.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

KJ Choi, John Daly and Golf Stories

I love golf. I have been addicted to the game for years. I don't write about it much because frankly, you don't care. Actually, no one cares about someone else's golf game, and that includes your friends, relatives and playing partners. When playing in my Thursday night league, if someone starts describing how they thinned a 7-iron and flew the green on number 2, everyone's eyes glaze over. From there, proper etiquette demands that the offending party make a comment about the rack on the beverage cart girl and move on.

So if I'm going to try not to bore my golf buddies with tales of woe on the course, I'm not going to expend any energy trying to string sentences together to entertain the four people who read this site.

The same can be said for writing about the PGA tour. I watch a decent amount of golf and frankly, it's hard to crack jokes about a guy hitting a 6 iron to 3 feet for a birdie. Again, you don't care - and if you do care, you watched the damn tournament.

However, every so often (Tiger Woods whore-a-poolza aside) the world of golf gives us some interesting stuff. This year, it's the British Open, which is making some fun news even before it started. John Daly got it going by stealing Cosmo Kramer's technicolor dream coat and wearing it the Champions Dinner - see if you can spot Big John in the photo.


And on the course, something almost as odd is happening. KJ Choi, who is a good player (currently 43rd in the world) seems to have gone a little crazy and is putting croquet-style. It's really bizarre - check it out for yourself:



Now, as someone that is a decent ball striker and terrible putter (sorry, my bad, have you seen the rack on the cart girl? She's got a huge set) I am now FASCINATED to see if Choi can make this work, in major no less. If he does, something tells me that putter he's using will be a hot commodity. I can safely say we'll never say the same for Daly's jacket.

Thanks to Kegs-n-Eggs for the link to the Choi video.

Ebay Item of the Week: Beating BC, Now and Then

Kneel before your god Superfans!

There's something about beating up on Boston College that we hold dearly to our hearts here at T3I. All three idiots were in attendance in Chowderland for the last encounter with the soon to be ACC-bound traitors from New England. Good times were had by all that weekend, except for the poor "Superfans" that had to sit next to us.

Circle your calendars kids, because on November 27th the hated Eagles return to the Carrier Dome.

As Yankee fans are well aware, beating up on Boston is nothing new. This week's Ebay Item of the Week is a nice keepsake commemorating the Orangemen's 1967 victory over Boston College.

Meanwhile, let's take a look back at one of the greatest individual performances (and T3I roadtrips) in college football history.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

T3I Official ESPY Preview:

Thinking of tuning in to the sham that is the ESPY awards?



To say ESPN has "jumped the shark" is an understatement. However, we're not ones to point out a problem without offering some programming solutions.

1. After the debacle that was the Stu Scott Poetry Jam, we suggest trading him to the Weather Channel for Jim Cantore. After all, Stu has some experience:

"Boo-yah.....we've got some bad weather."


2. "30 for 30: Who Killed G.L.O.W.?"


3. Four words, "Bring back Roy Firestone."


4. The Bachelor: Howie Schwab Edition

Take that, Joe Pa!


The Orange Empire is striking back. Syracuse.com's Nolan Weidner is reporting that the Orange grabbed long-snapper recruit Sam Rodgers from Joe Paterno's backyard in State College, PA. Anytime we pull one over on Penn State, it is good news to us in Idiot Nation.

It's not quite 1987, but we'll take it.

RIP George Steinbrenner

The idiots are all Yankee fans - and massive Seinfeld devotees, so we pass along the sad news that the Boss has died today at the age of 80.

While he will always be remembered for his burning desire to win and willingness to spend whatever it took to make it happen, we also remember him for his memorable appearances - both real and imagined on Seinfeld. Like this one:



Larry David is the obvious choice to give the eulogy - I can see it now, the Boss always loved mushroom calzones:



And no one sang Pat Benatar quite like Larry David/Big Stein:



And we would be remiss if we failed to mention Steinbrenner's love/hate relationship with Billy Martin and a cavalcade of other managers:





RIP George, you will be missed. At least we've still got Larry David:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Doug Marrone Rocks the Boilermaker

Doug Marrone completed the 5K version of the Boilermaker road race in Utica on Sunday, finishing it in 32 minutes and 3 seconds. The SU head coach called the event "unbelievable" which in itself is unbelievable since we're talking about Utica. Nonetheless, after the run Doug did an interview with Channel 2 in Utica and you have to LOVE the man's enthusiasm. In the interview he sounded as upbeat and positive as ever -- even going so far as comparing the road race to the SuperDome, which again is unbelievable. I guess you could say it was the theme of the day. Check it out for yourself.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jimmy B Celebrates Melo's Wedding

There are a ton of stories about LeBron heading to NYC this weekend to attend Carmelo Anthony's wedding. However, Syracuse fans know the real news is that Jim Boeheim was there celebrating the day with people like Hakim Warrick, Kim Kardashian and someone named Ciara. OrangeEyes over at the SyracuseFan message board found this video of people entering the event. Jim and Juli appear at the 38 second mark with Mike Hopkins as their lead blocker. The three appear to get stopped by an event staffer and JB had to drop the "I'm the head coach at Syracuse University" line on him. Luckily Hakim Warrick was there to assist the legend and his wife as they made their way in.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ebay Item of the Week: "Max can you earmuff for me?"

My son is entering his formidilbe years as a sports fan. As a result, he spends a lot of time watching Syracuse and Yankee games with Dad. This week's Ebay Item of the Week will come in handy for him when I get a little upset with a bad call.

We probably won't watch any games this weekend; I've got a nice little Saturday planned for us.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Send Swish to the All Star Game


The MLB All Star game is stupid. It's a dopey exhibition. Every team has to have a representative. It's like Little League, except the game determines home-field advantage for the most important event of the baseball season, the World Series - because that makes sense. Take a bow Bud Selig, you're a real man of genius.

None of these facts are refutable, so since we've established the fact that the game is a complete sham, we should do our part to get our favorite Yankee Nick Swisher on the team.

So go here to vote for Swisher - stats be damned, I don't want to live in a world where Kevin Youklis beats the Yankees in anything.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bob Probert is Punching Dudes in the Afterlife Now

NHL enforcer Bob Probert passed away today at age 45. While the man had his share of ups and downs, Tie Domi's face isn't going to miss Probert's fists -- as evidence by this epic fight from 1992.

Separated at Birth?


Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero got shelled at the hands of the NY Yankees the other day. While watching the game I couldn't help notice he's a dead ringer for LL Cool J -- and LL is a Yankee fan. It's time to fire up the conspiracy theories.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Being a Douche is Hazardous to Your Health

The guy in the video below scored some seats to a Yankee game the other night. He proceeded to celebrate the event by yapping away on his cell phone while the action was underway.

When the rare opportunity to grab a ball hit into the stands presented itself, he was too busy flapping his gums to notice and as a result took a ball right in face (insert your own oral sex joke here).

The lesson - being "that guy" who talks loudly on your cell phone at a game is never a good idea. At least it provides the 99% of us who get annoyed at this some long overdue justice. Enjoy the video.


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