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Watching Hockey Through A Frosted Window Leads Monday Ramblin’s…

Take your standardized health care and shove it Canada. Those blessed with eyesight good enough to see a hockey puck in low-def TV witnessed one hell of a game between Team USA and Team Canada in the Olympics on Sunday. The whole game was brilliant. Brilliant goals, brilliant saves- just a good damn time if you’re a sports fan. Perhaps watching the Blues for 5 months had erased my memory of what a good hockey game should be, though. So you might be well off trying to find more opinions on this. It might have been the worst Olympic game ever played, come to think of it…

Interviews on sports talk radio are stupid. All they do is grind shows to a halt. 1 out of every 1000 interviews may give you some usable piece of information or be such a great get that’d you’d be stupid to pass. But sending every sports talk personality to Jupiter or the Super Bowl creates this awful vortex of radio where it’s interview after boring fucking interview. Bleh. Let’s stick to bashing players behind their back so they can claim to never hear it, but rally their team around a mantra of disrespect…

Tiger Woods. Mark McGwire. Two guys. Two guys that need some advice. So here it is: Whatever you say, however you say it- somebody’s going to have a problem with it. It’s 2010 and every dickweed with a blog has a potential national voice (see CardsDiaspora.com). And somebody’s going to make outrageous comments to get page views. You don’t owe anyone an apology. You don’t owe anyone anything. Say your piece and quit kowtowing to everyone and anyone. You banged many, many women. You inject horse steroids into your ass. Whatever. Sack it up and tell us you think we’re all idiots and assholes for even caring in the first place. Cause you’d be right…

Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday make team ‘better’ according to Tony LaRussa. I will agree with that assessment…

Google Buzz: Here’s the deal- I honestly believe that people love adding friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc al. It’s the best part of many people’s day when we can get a new friend or follower. So Google Buzz is doing damn well right now because the average internet user can add 5 friends easy everyday. Meanwhile, you’ve been on Facebook since college and friend requests trickle in like a before shot on a Flomax ad. Everybody’s having a friend adding orgy on Buzz these first few weeks. Soon enough you’ll run out of people to add. Realize that like 20% of your friends and family are actually smart enough to use GMail. And you’ll stick to Facebook or Twitter…

Ryan Franklin, if you need to have a shotgun or cross bow in your locker, then perhaps your dedication to your craft is not as important as your unpaid hobbies. I’d suggest leaving the weaponry at home and work on being a closer for a World Series contender and save the bitching for things other than an ass covering by MLB…

Weekly Port-O-Potty update: Below is the one in our front yard from Mardi Gras. Let’s check in every Monday and see if it’s still there:

Yes. It’s still there…

Just a heads up that this weekend, my friends over at Baseball Digest are hosting a 24 hour radiothon to raise money for Operation Homefront. Click this link for all the details. 100% of the money goes directly to charity and they are going to have players and former players help out this year. If you get a chance, tune in- or even better, give a little if you can…

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