Friday, April 29, 2011
Many of these same people also care far too much about sports in general, and pro football specifically (I'm guilty here - and yes I'm staring right through you).
Now when you combine both of these elements - the weirdness and the over enthusiasm for pro football, then add in the fact that some of these people root for the Buffalo Bills and haven't had anything to cheer about in YEARS -- it makes perfect sense that the proper way to celebrate drafting a defensive tackle is to to dry hump everyone you see.
Check out more crazy draft reactions at Guyism. And a big Hat Tip to the World of Isaac for the info.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Coming off a one-run, eight inning effort versus the Chicago White Sox, Bartolo Colon is the latest athlete to be honored with our Ebay Item of the Week.
An early season surprise, Bartolo has quickly become my favorite Yankee that resembles former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
Speaking of Panama.....David vs. Sammy, who you got?
We here at T3I do enjoy the draft, however dragging out the event for 3 days seems silly to us. In fact, our exclusive sources say one of the hold ups in the labor negotiations is Roger Goodell's insistence that the draft be spread out over 255 days -- making one pick a day -- because "the fans" want more football.
So, that little rant aside, let's celebrate the draft in true T3I style - by hopping in the way back machine and enjoying some classic draft moments.
First up is the comprehensive history of Jets draft blunders. I'd tell that blowhard Rex Ryan to suck it, but we know that has a whole different meaning to Sexy Rexy these days.
And let's not forget the old Mel Kiper - Bill Tobin feud from the mid 1990s. There's so much to love here. From Keith Olbermann's porn-stache, to the part where Tobin rants about Kiper "getting to your sister," to Buddy Ryan saying Kiper has a better track record than Tobin - it's pure awesome.
And finally, let's remember that the draft is a crap shoot people. As evidence, just a few short years ago people saying nice things about the codeine-loving JaMarcus Russell. My favorite might be -- "JaMarcus Russell is going to energize the Raiders."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
First up, long time enemy of Orange nation Keith Smart.
Take it away Nelson,
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This week his daughter Bianca announced via twitter that she's made the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad. This is Bianca:
When the LaRussa family gets together over the holidays they can all look back and laugh at their own personal beauty and the beast week.....or at least they should.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Autry played for Jim Boeheim from 1990-1994 and had a very, very good career. He was most recently an assistant coach at Virginia Tech. I couldn't find any videos of him during his playing days, so instead, lets check out a video of a weird dude holding a couple of autographed pictures of Red.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
However, as he heads back to his native Michigan, it's time for Coach Murph to get caught up on the heritage and tradition that is Eastern Michigan basketball -- it's more than just Earl Boykins you know. That leads us to this week's eBay items of the week -- old school Eastern Michigan basketball guides.
For the low price of $14.95 you can get the 1972-73 media guide - complete with this awesome cover photo:
$14.95 will also score you the fall themed 1981-82 edition.
Or if you are on a budget, the 1976-77 guide goes for the low, low price of $9.99 (the team went 9-18 that year)
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Of course, right now the NFL is in lock-out mode, so all of that speculation is more pointless than usual. As such, we took a page from Sean and gave the announcement a comix twist -- which is more realistic than the sham that was presented to us yesterday.
Video via the Big Lead.
Photo via Scott Johnson
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The good news is that at least adult kickball is taking off. Here's a refresher course on the rules for those of you who are thinking of joining in this summer -- unless the state decides to save us all from ourselves and shut this down too.
Monday, April 18, 2011
From the excellent blog the Lost Letterman, we bring you this video of ESPN's coverage of the 1983 NFL Draft. Needless to say, the coverage is a little different than it is today. Of special note -- a set devoid of graphics or color, Chris Berman with all of his hair and without the extra 75 pounds and the music playing behind the Dave Rimington highlights that is slighly porn-esque.....oh 1980s, how we love you.
Friday, April 15, 2011
That's why we here at T3I have developed a quick 3-step refresher course to help you, using the nation's foremost tax experts -- the Simpsons. Hopefully it's of great use to you this weekend, and don't say we've never done anything for you.
Step 1 - understand what you are paying for.
Step 2 - get down and dirty and do the paperwork.
Step 3 - appreciate the men and women who will audit your results.
Welcome to golf, where we all suck -- except for players on tour. Well most of the time except for players on tour. I'd like to thank Kevin Na for making a 16 on the ninth hole of the Valero Texas Open. To Mr. Na all I can say is -- I feel your pain. That and I would have picked up and put down a 10 -- I'm sure you would have done the same if you could have.
Thanks to Dogs Chasing Cars for the info.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A week into the season Boston and Tampa Bay have truly separated themselves from the rest of the competition in the AL East as predicted by many preseason experts.
In related news, T3I is reporting that the Boston Red Sox are on pace to break the 1962 Mets' record for most losses in a season (120).
It's about time. Champions like this really restore our faith in major college athletics. It's time for T3I to put our dislike of Storrs aside and offer up our heartiest of congratulations to the National Champion* Huskies.
While we aren't going to order the Sports Illustrated fan pack any time soon, we do officially endorse a worthy t-shirt to commemorate this year's champion.
* until title is vacated