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My “to Petrino” post, circa 2007

Seen this movie before Everyone’s going to speak ad nauseam on this Petrino firing. I’m going to choose to abstain. I’m also rarely the guy who plays the “I predicted this!” game. I’m not going to here either, as pretty much every sports fan got a feel for what Bobby Boy was about several years. Just this once, though, I’ll simply let the words from the past do their...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Insane Darvish fan loves Yuuuuuuuuuuu

Yu Darvish made his first start on Monday night in Texas to much fanfare. He got the win, but the road was not altogether smooth. But who cares about all that. The bigger story has to be this slightly insane Yu Darvish fan who is “interviewed” during the game and presented with a prize pack. I use the term “interview” loosely, because, well, just check it out. Warning: this...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Fans at Petrino rally say Easter demands forgiveness (p.s. we like winning football games)

Arkansas cares a lot about its football program. So, when the administration is contemplating the future of your head coach…a head coach who’s compiled a 34-17 record and won two bowl games…who’s increased his win total every year he’s been at the helm…who’s coming off an 11-2 season capped by a Cotton Bowl win…well, you damn well protest. Freeeee Bobby! Forget about...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Our one play pitch for Melvin Ingram to Jets

The New York Jets have the #16 pick of the first round of the 2012 draft. Go to a different mock on a different day, and you’ll see all sorts of names being tossed about. We know one thing. Rex Ryan loves him some Melvin Ingram. Nothing gets the Jets hefty head man more pumped than versatility on his defense. Ingram delivers that, along with pass rushing skills and overall athleticism...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan punch photo a smash hit with fans

Noooogiiiieee!! Earlier today I caught an ESPN.com article about the absolutely insignificant event that was Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura speaking to one another this weekend. Who knows, maybe they even shook hands! You see, Ryan plunked Ventura 19 years ago and the 26 year-old White Sox third baseman charged the mound. The 46 year-old Ryan Express then proceeded to drop the hammer...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern linemen attempt to catch punts

It’s easy for fans to rip their team’s favorite return specialists when they fail to do what they’re being paid or asked to do – namely, catch the ball. However, for anyone’s who’s actually tried to snag a legitimate punt, it’s no easy task. Forty or so yards…plenty of hang time…ample opportunity for the wind to gust up…or your hands to simply fail you…and that’s...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

You know you’re old when you get excited for The Masters

This probably doesn’t merit a blog post, but I’m just sayin…The Masters rocks. Love the tradition.  Love the fact that I recognize every hole on the back 9 because I’ve seen countless great and heart wrenching moments on all of them.  Love watching the drama unfold at a mellow pace.******, am I old or what? Those of you who know the feeling, it’s okay, it’s gonna...
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April 06, 2012  |  Discuss
MONUMENTAL TRIBUTE

Rangers unveil statue for fan

On Thursday, the Texas Rangers unveiled a tribute to Shannon Stone, the fan who fell to his death at their stadium last July. 

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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

How the Cavs should handle Kyrie Irving for the rest of the season

  Kyrie, you've earned an early summer vacation.   Hello Legend faithful.  Time to answer the question that is no doubt on the top of all of your minds, how do the Cavs handle precocious rookie Kyrie Irving going down the stretch? The answer is simple.  Bench him. Send him to Aruba (or any nice tropical get-away).  Stick him in a tub full of ice for a month or three. ...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Anthony Davis hype train has officially jumped the rails

Expectations rising to frightening heights Bill Russell. Wilt Chamberlain. Tim Duncan. Hakeem Olajuwon. Patrick Ewing. Lew Alcindor. All-time greats. Legends. An exclusive club of hoops-defining big men. Apparently, they already need to  make room for a new member — a 19 year-old kid who’s played one season of collegiate basketball. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the Anthony Davis...
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April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A Mets fan’s note to his future self

Dear Me: Hey, what’s up *******? How’s the season going so far? It’s me. Or you. Depending on how you want to look at it. Whatever the case, I’m coming to you from the past. Why? Because I care about you, me us, and our sanity. And because I know you’re an idiot — at least when it comes to this team. Most importantly, I’m here to remind you of what a rational, level...
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April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

So we’re set for Kentucky and Kansas for the National Championship. Kinda knew it would come down to this. Kentucky has been at the top all season, and Kansas is, well…Kansas. They seem to get there every couple years, regardless of who’s on the floor. Just in their blood.  Their last National Championship in 2008 was a classic against Memphis, courtesy of Mario Chalmers,...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Old man Moyer making a run at history

Rock of ages (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) I’m 34 years old. Back in 10th grade, I had a stress fracture in my shoulder from pitching and catching…constantly. It still hurts. Side note: high school coaches…after your teenage pitches five or six innings, don’t put him behind the plate and ask him to throw runners out. It typically it ends poorly. More recently...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Stupid NFL pre-draft coverage/hype

The Highway To The.....Stupid Zone We’ve entered the point of the NFL off-season I like to call the Stupid Zone.  It is my understanding that the best way to evaluate college talent is to watch them play football. Whether that be the scouting staff watching live games or breaking down hours of tape showing how player X did in game situations or observing player X’s progress...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Wait, baseball started?

Welcome to Opening Day! What’s that? The baseball season started? Huh? You must be shi**ing me, right? Yes, for those of you who may have missed it, the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners just wrapped up the opening series of the Major League Baseball season in Japan. They split in case you were curious. We agree. This has to stop. Not to go all “purist” here, but remind me...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns fan letter to team

Mike Polk Jr. is a comedian. He is also a longtime Cleveland Browns fan. Humor and sadness often make delightful bedfellows, as our own Erie’s Scribe has so often illustrated to all of us (P.S. He is “off the Browns” until post-draft, so please respect  his decision). You see, being a fan of any Cleveland franchise is a unique user experience. Some of us who pledge our allegiance...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Miami Marlins home run machine thingy

Wait no longer The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Those who have spent the last few months dreaming of how the Miami Marlins home run contraption would come to technicolor life, wait no longer. Drink it in, Marlins fans. It. Is. Breathtaking. My only question: why shooting water streams on only one side of this stunning monument?
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March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow’s arrival best-case scenario for Sanchez

How much more motivation do you need? Mark Sanchez couldn’t ask for anything more than Tim Tebow’s arrival in New York. No, I am not joking. There could not be a better scenario for the Sanchize to prove he’s the man for Gang Green (or not) once and for all. Enough with the coddling. Let’s drop the talk about “feelings.” This is a professional game. You need to prove...
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March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

King James and the Miami Heat’s tweet for Trayvon

A Tweet that sceams loudly There’s a lot of things that LeBron James has done wrong in his career. There are plenty of instances where I’ve shaken my head in disgust at when and how he’s parlayed his popularity for the betterment of the wrong audience – namely, himself. His Twitter handle @KingJames and its accompanying wallpaper tend to rub me altogether wrong. They stand...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Thursday Tourney action tough to stomach

Thursday's sloppy mess I was fairly excited. Home relatively early on a Thursday evening. A full slate of meaningful tourney games. Spread out nicely. Forget what I said about college basketball. It’s on, right? Unfortunately, it was on. And it was awful to watch. One of the interesting side effects of having a young child at home is that I find myself increasingly watching...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tribe = Sexy darkhorse pick

The Wig-Wammers Time Might Be Now Before Cecilio’s Scribe’s noodle flipped when he heard that a certain terribly inaccurate, dreamy, pious, bruising, earnest, lousy, great, ex-Florida Gators QB was headed to his favorite NFL team, the LOCG staff was kicking around ideas in our virtual office/staff meeting.  I e-mailed how the Tribe was one outfielder away from World Series contention...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tebow heading to Jets…three stages of reaction

Strange Bedfellows Holy sh*t. Tebowmania is coming to Manhattan. Lawd, give us strength. The Jets have traded a fourth round pick to Denver for the Messiah. Or the most over-hyped quarterback in the history of the NFL. Or a great football player. Or a terrible excuse for an NFL signal caller. Or a great locker room guy, winner and unifier. Or a divider, sham and flash point for trouble...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Remember when Indiana was 6-25? Tom Crean’s Indiana resurrection

Crean Has Brought Indiana Back What’s that? You’ve heard this story before? I don’t care. It bears repeating for anyone who’s taken their eye off the college basketball scene for a few decades and assumed that the Indiana Hoosiers appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 is just the same old, same old. It’s not. Not in recent years. In fact, it’s the first time...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

LaRon Landry and his massive guns on way to Jets

These Guns are on Their Way to Gang Green LaRon Landry and his massive pipes are coming to the Big Apple. The Jets, who’ve been scarily silent this offseason, snatched up the former ‘Skins safety on a one-year deal. The move comes as the pool of available safeties all but evaporated in front of their eyes. So, what to make of it? Not much. Safety is a position of need for the...
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March 20, 2012  |  1 Comment

Hillis gone to Chiefs, good riddance

Hillis has run for greener pastures One year ago at this time, I would have said there was a .005% chance of me ever writing the headline (and certainly not in one year’s time), “Hillis gone to Chiefs, good riddance.”  Yet, here we are on the eve of March Madness, and that thought is the first and only thing that comes to mind upon reading Espn’s report that Hillis agreed...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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