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Playing Catch Up

It’s been SO long since I’ve been on here… …”How long has it been?” It’s been so long since I’ve been on here that the last post I wrote was about how bad the Dodgers were. Imagine that. Add that to the fact that my domain name was about to expire and what do you get? One sad, neglected website. I thought the best way to approach this would be to quickly run through...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

How The West Was Lost

There is plenty of attention on Los Angeles baseball right now, but it’s for all the wrong reasons.  Both LA teams (We’ll go ahead and consider the Angels a Los Angeles team for this exercise) have huge payrolls and are grossly underperforming.  Both teams have offensive stars that are providing very little offense.  Both teams have suffered their fair share of physical injuries...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Young And Arrested

Seriously?  What’s wrong with this guy? Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested for the third time…THIS WEEK! Last Sunday, Young was arrested in the middle of the night for driving under the influence.  Then, later THAT SAME DAY, he was arrested AGAIN for trying to take his car from the impound lot.  This time, on Friday (Yes, five days after he was arrested…twice…ju...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Power of Fantasy

How big of a deal is the World Baseball Classic? Some sports fans might tune in to see their native country play.  Some fans might stop channel surfing for a minute or two if they stumble across it.  Some fans might not even know what it is. In the past, I would occasionally watch the US play if they were on TV, but I was never too concerned if they lost.  I did make it to one...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Shame And Confusion: The 2012-13 Lakers

Look on the bright side…The Lakers are gonna get their highest draft pick in years!  Ah, that’s right.  They traded away all their picks through the 2030 season.  It was a nice thought though. I just don’t get it!  But please, spare me all of the excuses… “They hired the wrong coach…” “They don’t mesh well on the court…” “Dwight doesn’t make his free...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Are You In Or Out?

Well, we knew this day would come.  We knew that one day, the faces of the ‘Steroid Era’ would make their way to the Hall of Fame ballot, and we’d have a decision to make.  Why am I saying ‘We’ like you and I get a vote?  I’m not really sure. Getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is perhaps the greatest honor a ballplayer can receive...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Time To Give Thanks

I’m thankful for family, friends, loved ones, blah…blah…blah… I’ll spare you. What really matters here is what we’re thankful for in the realm of sports.  While most of my friends are thankful for Buster Posey, Colin Kaepernick, and other Nor Cal losers (I know, your teams are all good right now.  I’m bitter…don’t worry about it), us fans in Southern California...
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November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

T-T-T-Tebow And The Jets

I feel like I have a pretty strong stomach for the most part.  It takes a lot to make me queasy, but there a couple things that are just too much for me to handle. Jose Cuervo?  Come on, I just ate! Clubbing baby seals?  Just the thought of it makes me sick. Tim Tebow media coverage?  ENOUGH!  I can’t take it!  Please, make it stop!   The crazy thing about the current Tebow...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Dreaming Of A Dwight Christmas

It’s a damn good thing I don’t have any plans to run for political office, because I’m about to be the biggest flip-flopper since John Kerry.  Comparing my flip-flopping to Dwight Howard would have made more sense given the nature of this post, but I had to mix it up a little.  After all, it is campaign season! Last month I made it very clear that I had had enough of Dwight’s...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

What I Hate About Professional Sports

That’s it.  I’ve kept quiet long enough. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been struggling to find motivation to write.  Every few days I would look at the stories making headlines and think to myself…’Meh’. Glad that's over. Now we can finally talk about something else (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) LeBron finally won that elusive first ring.  Meh. ...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Growing Tall Without Growing Up: A Laker Tale

It wasn’t supposed to end like this.  We were supposed to be the team talking about all the things we did right that led to victory, not the ones searching for answers and trying to appease the fans with BS excuses.  We were supposed to be the team relishing the underdog role, not the team proving people right. Laker fans have become accustomed to watching the Purple and Gold...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

This Just In: Eli Manning Good At Football, Not Funny

If you didn’t see Saturday Night Live this week, I really wouldn’t worry about it.  Even if you recorded it and skip the commercials, it would still take you the better part of an hour to get through it all.  Do you really want to spend an hour watching a grown man be uncomfortable and awkward in front of a live studio audience? "Uhhh...can we do a football skit now?"...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Is This Thing On?

Man, I sure have been slacking lately.  It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve posted anything, and that isn’t gonna cut it.  We all know rule No. 76…No excuses, play like champion.  Since I’ve missed so much during my personal all-star break, let’s try to catch up on everything I missed. Without a doubt, the first thing that needs to be addressed is the HUGE news from...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings Of LA

So I’ve only been following hockey for a few months now, but I have to say, it is, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining sports to watch.  Especially now, with the playoffs underway, every play and every decision could make or break the game, and in turn, the series.  Because of the violent nature of the sport, a six or seven game series is almost certain to lead to intense...
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April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s The Most…Wondeful Time…Of The Year!

Opening Day for a baseball fan is like Christmas morning for a toddler…It’s something you wait all year for, and have marked off on your calendar months in advance to help count down the days (I was a sophisticated toddler). Yeah, it's kinda like that Spring training is great, but it’s such a tease!  You only see glimpses of relevant players, and at the end of the day...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Training Recap

Now that was a road trip!  What could be better than a week of spring training and fantasy baseball?  Not a whole lot. We arrived at our vacation house in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday afternoon, meaning the first official part of the trip was quickly approaching.  Our fantasy baseball draft was scheduled for Sunday morning, and the house had a perfect living room to accommodate...
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March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Off to Spring Training for some…uh…official blogger research!  I’ll do my best to provide some updates from the scene, but we’ll see how it goes! There is never a need for that many catchers. Three of those guys have numbers over 85
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

At Least They Got A Manningham

Mario Manningham is hell of a receiver, but I don’t think he was the top ‘Manning’ Niner fans wanted to bring in. You have to admit… It would at least be a little funny if the 49ers lost Alex Smith because they took a shot at landing Peyton.  Even if you’re a Niner fan, you have to laugh at the situation.  Well maybe not laugh, but definitely think to yourself…’That...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Out With The Old, In With…Whoever Dwight Wants

“In his 8th season for the Orlando Magic, a 6’11″ Center/Co-Owner/Team President, from Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, Dwight ‘Don’t Piss Me Off Or I’ll Fire You’ Howard!” It must have been a rough day for the people who thought they were calling the shots in Orlando.  According to reports, Magic CEO Alex Martins promised Howard that, if he signs an extension...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Not Very Saintly

And just when the NFL was making strides toward a safer league…   When word started to spread that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (Currently with the Rams, previously with the Saints, Jaguars, Redskins, and Bills, among others) had been the ring leader for a bounty program in New Orleans, the topic quickly became the most talked about story in sports.  The latest scandal...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Really?!

In honor of the Saturday Night Live skit featuring Seth Myers and Amy Poehler going back and forth with “Really?!” questions  on Weekend Update, I have a few “Really?!” questions about recent sporting news.   Really?! The Lakers rejected a trade offer of Michael Beasley for a first-round pick because they didn’t want to pay his salary?!  Really?!  You have been wanting...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

SWS Top Fantasy Baseball Names

What’s the most important part of playing fantasy baseball? Is it the draft? ‘Tis not. Is it picking up free agents and making trades to improve your team? Incorrect. Is it the never-ending trash talk? Nope…although that is a big one. It is a well known fact that 90% of a fantasy team is the name. The only way your friends are gonna remember what place you finished...
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

MV-PED

I got the chills when I saw the breaking news scroll across the bottom of the screen on ESPN saying that Ryan Braun had won his appeal, and that his 50-game suspension was no more.  Why?  I’m not completely sure.  Maybe because this is a huge story.  Maybe because it is an unprecedented situation.  Or maybe…it’s because I have to rethink the first round of my upcoming...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

What Kind Of Fan Are YOU?

So where do you fit in when it comes to rooting for your team?  Are you one of those people who thinks your team has a shot to make the playoffs even after they are mathematically eliminated, or are you closer to the person who thinks your team will blow it even though they already clinched the division?  Are you one of those fans who will pay to see your team play no matter where...
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February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Playing Catch Up

Everyone, just calm down… I’m back! I missed a whole lot while I was gone, so we have plenty to get to.  Every second wasted is an opportunity for another bad Jeremy Lin nickname, so let’s get started. Clearly, the Jeremy Lin story is the biggest thing that’s happened since my hiatus started, and possibly since my blog started.  This story is beyond ridiculous…Lin comes...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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