The Washington Huskies are slated to be the next victims of the SEC. This weekend they will get thrashed (Savannah State style) by the LSU Tigers. And after that happens, two things will be true.
1. The Big Ten cant beat the SEC consistently
2. The Pac-12 cant beat them at all.
Now Pac-12 fans want you to believe that there ready for the big time. As a matter of fact they’ll argue that their conference has been over looked, and is at worst the second best conference in the nation. Now I’m sure many will concede that argument , because they don’t watch Pac-12 games, or more likely don’t care. Its also easy to concede because the Big East is basically laughable, the Big 12′s (which is really 8 teams, but whose counting) marque teams have underachieved the last couple of years, and the Big Ten (actually have 11, but once again, who’s counting) gets their doors blown off by the SEC on what seems like a daily occurrence.… Read More
Russell Wilson will start at quarterback, in the Seattle Seahawks’ 3rd preseason game. Because the 3rd preseason game is widely accepted as the “dress rehersal” for the regular season, it’s now obvious that there is a quarterback competition in Seattle. But should there be?
Many people are coming out in support of Matt Flynn. “How could you bench Matt Flynn? I mean, you brought this guy in and paid him money. You have to let him start.” “Really?” I didn’t hear and uproar for Matt Hasselbeck, when the Seahawks told him to kick rocks for – Charlie Whitehurst/ Tarvaris Jackson – some other scrub they thought was better than him. The truth is Matt Flynn or any player for that matter anything. As far as I know his bonus check cleared, so the Seahawks have done right by him. Just because he paid this offseason doesn’t mean he should start.… Read More
Seattle Mariners fans should feel what, about Ichiro Suzuki being traded?
Now I know that he asked to be traded, but this dude was still the adopted hometown hero. You would think there would be some type of outrage toward the Mariners front office, especially since he was traded to a team who they were playing that night at home. However living in Seattle, I don’t get that feeling from the fan base. I walked the clean streets of Seattle after the trade expecting to find some kind of outrage. Maybe some sort of energy efficient fire burning outside of Safeco Field, but that doesn’t seem to be the sentiment. Now I didn’t really get a chance to take the temperature of the fan base, because I’m not sure where the fan base is. I guess it’s the 500 people that actually show up to the games. At the same time if a fan base consists of 500 people, is that fan base?… Read More
The Oklahoma City Thunder and The Miami Heat, will play Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight. Oklahoma City is the better team, and I expect them to win the Finals in dominating fashion. I believe they could possibly sweep the Heat. However that rarely happens, so I’m picking Oklahoma City in six games. Now that I have gotten my pukey uninspired prediction out of the way, let’s move to the real issue.
Who will I root for?
Naturally I have an inclination to root against anything associated with LeBron James. I stopped drinking Powerade because his face is on the bottle. Actually that’s not completely true. I stopped drinking red Powerade only because his face is only on that bottle, but I still enjoy a refreshing Arctic Shatter after a long day1. So naturally I can’t stand the Miami Heat. I don’t like their uniforms, the Heat girls, or that cynical, “My work is beautiful look” on Pat Riley’s face during games.… Read More
The Seattle Mariners tossed a six man no-hitter. That’s right, a six man no-hitter. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. I thought after the first pitcher was out, it was over. I didn’t know you could combine player stats. Someone should have told the New York Mets a week ago, because I’m sure they would have pulled Johan Santana. Instead of letting him go bionic man, and throw his arm off for the sake of history. So credit the Seattle Mariners on reading the fine print on the qualifications of a no-hitter. Thanks to that clause, Jun 8th 2012 will be known as the day the Seattle Mariners hit bottom.
The Mariners made history, but not the type of history you want to make. A six man no-hitter is an indictment not an accomplishment. It should be viewed the same way as John Daly golfing shirtless, or Mike Tyson going bath salts on Evander Holyfield’s ear.… Read More
Sports make people do crazy things. Whether it’s the Little League father who feels the need to beat up a Little League umpire for calling a third strike on their six year-old son, or Bud Selig deciding to start the 2012 Major League Baseball season in Tokyo, Japan in the middle of spring training, sport causes insanity. As a fan of baseball and a writer of sports, I’ve decided to up the ante on sports-induced craziness by staying up until 3:10 a.m. and writing a timeline of the Seattle Mariners opening “day” game. I’ve stayed up until 3:10 a.m. many times in my life, but the thing about baseball games is they normally last three hours or so. I hope you enjoy reading this way more than I’m going to enjoy writing it.
3:10 – First pitch of the 2012 baseball season, Chone Figgins looks at a strike. And with that, the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners have both been eliminated from playoff contention.… Read More
If you’re wondering why Seattle Seahawks fans are so excited about the signing of Matt Flynn, pay very close attention.
Jim Zorn, Steve Myer, Dave Krieg, Jeff Kemp, Kelly Stouffer, Stan Gelbaugh, Dan McGwire, Rick Mirer, John Freisz, Warren Moon, John Kitna, Glenn Foley, Matt Hasselbeck, Trent Dilfer, Seneca Wallace, Charlie Frye, Charlie Whitehurst, and Tavaris Jackson.
These are the names of every starting quarterback in the history of the Seattle Seahawks. Warren Moon is a Hall of Famer, but his two seasons with Seattle were at the tail end of his career. Matt Hasselbeck went to the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl, but he was never more than a top-8 quarterback at any point of his career. I honestly believe Trent Dilfer is the most talented name on this list. Unfortunately, the talent I’m refering to is that of being an NFL analyst, not an NFL quarterback.… Read More
The Seattle Mariners recently traded their young, healthy, all-star starting pitcher Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees. I heard general manager Jack Zduriencik wanted to trade for a player named “Tebow”, but after realizing no major league baseball player has that name, he had to settle for a guy named Jesus.
Jesus Montero, a filled-with-potential yet unproven hitter, is who the Mariners received in the trade. There were two other prospects involved in the trade, but I believe they were thrown in just so the Yankees wouldn’t be charged with highway robbery. Look, I’m not going to say Montero won’t be good. As I already stated, he has potential. He played in 18 games last season and hit .328 with four home runs. Despite it being a small sample size, those statistics show Montero’s potential to be a player who hits for power and average. However, that’s all he can do. And he has yet to prove he can do that over a 162 game season.… Read More