Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday A.M. Quickie:
Everything But LCS/WS

I don't care if 66 percent of Americans couldn't care less about baseball or that the World Series will undoubtedly take a backseat to a slow Saturday in college football and, as usual, your standard Sunday in the NFL.

I think it's pretty amazing that the World Series will match up a team that, a mere three years ago, was arguably the AL's worst team ever against a team that, a mere three weeks ago, was arguably MLB's worst choker ever.

So the World Series result will either be the greatest turnaround story in MLB history or the least-worthy champ in MLB history. How can you not embrace THAT, America?

That Northern Colorado backup punter who stabbed the first-string punter in an attempt to get his job was charged with attempted murder. Now THAT's some fucked-up shit.

NFL bomb threat: Hoax. You don't want to be that dumb-ass who tried to pull it off. Who DOESN'T hate this person? The big question: Will they use the new rules eliminating habeas corpus to Gitmo his ass?

Knight to trump El Deano: Bob Knight signs extension to keep coaching at Texas Tech through 2012. The biggest implication? Presuming he never gets canned, he'll eclipse Dean Smith for all-time wins record.

Not-gay Lance still hates the French: I really couldn't care less about the new French book alleging more nastiness about Lance Armstrong. What about more denials he's schtupping Matthew McConaughey?

Reigning NBA Most Improved Player Boris Diaw's new 5-year, $45 million extension should be a reminder to all fans about how team/system "fit" matters in determining whether an NBA player languishes or flourishes.

(In my most notable example, I've contended that if the Pistons drafted Dwyane Wade -- as many people mock Detroit for whiffing on -- he would have sat at the end of the bench just like Darko did, because Larry Brown hates young players.)

The Wizards unveiled their alternative jerseys last night, and they're... gold. I thought they would be black with gold letters. Apparently, I had it confused. I give them points for boldness, but these are going to be mocked. (Since when was GOLD a Wizards color?)

I'm with Gilbert: "I want to go back to the red, white and blue colors. We're Washington, D.C. The flag. America's colors. that's what it should be."

Tony K done on MNF? Finally, in a story that should get some traction within the sports-blog universe, is Tony Kornheiser leaving "MNF" after this season? That's what he raises to the NY Post.

Now THAT's the unrepentantly insubordinate and gremlin-reveling Tony Kornheiser who has been missing from "MNF" broadcasts. What an irony.

-- D.S.

16 comments:

Brian in Oxford said...

It is a stretch to say Knight's a better coach than Dean Smith was? He certainly hasn't had the same horses that Smith had.

Although I'm probably splitting hairs, there.

I know there's some quote about Bear Bryant where he could take his and beat yours, and then take yours and beat his. I get the same feeling about Knight....if people weren't scared shitless to play for him, imagine what he could do with some top-flight recruits.

TF said...

No mention of the Beano bombshell? Someone told me he said yesterday that Pete Carroll has talked to the Arizona Cardinals.

Joe(Dayton)

jhawkjjm said...

Knight only needs 11 wins to pass Dean Smith. He would do that this year so the contract extension will just say by how much he'll beat Smith by.

Kurt said...

Dan, I thought you might enjoy commenting on this article about Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his "leadership seminar":

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7632897

Scott N said...

Tony K is afraid to be himself on Monday Night Football because Joe freaks out and gets all up in arms everytime something negative is said about a player. I think Joe needs to go and they need someone who can balance out better with Tony.

Cubs win said...

All I know is, D.S. used the term "fucked-up shit." Gives me a frisson of excitement to see him work blue like that.

Cubs win said...

All I know is, D.S. used the term "fucked-up shit." Gives me a frisson of excitement to see him work blue like that.

EPorvaznik said...

That N. Colorado sitch was f'ed up from the second the backup decided the better way to get the starting job was to stab someone instead of actually working harder to earn the spot. Attempted murder? You betcha.

EPorvaznik said...

That N. Colorado sitch was f'ed up from the second the backup decided the better way to get the starting job was to stab someone instead of actually working harder to earn the spot. Attempted murder? You betcha.

EPorvaznik said...

That N. Colorado sitch was f'ed up from the second the backup decided the better way to get the starting job was to stab someone instead of actually working harder to earn the spot. Attempted murder? You betcha.

EPorvaznik said...

That N. Colorado sitch was f'ed up from the second the backup decided the better way to get the starting job was to stab someone instead of actually working harder to earn the spot. Attempted murder? You betcha...in more ways than one.

EPorvaznik said...

Apologies for the multiple posts. Blogspot and my computer apparently need to work out their hiccuping problem back in the alley. Again, sorry.

Dr. Zoom said...

I sure hope Tony K. doesn't hang up his MNF mic. Given some time to hits his stride, he could help the franchise polish the tarnish off its brand.

Barry "The Hatchet" Banks said...

Gold Wizards jerseys? A shockingly bad look. I still call them the Bullets and only sport the red, white and blue to games. And the occasional older school blue and orange. But gold and black? Just awful.

Patrick Dwyer said...

"The big question: Will they use the new rules eliminating habeas corpus to Gitmo his ass?"

Dan, I can't tell if you are joking here or not. I won't waste space on your sports blog to explain how terrible and scary the torture bill is (I'm sure you know how to find this, from places that aren't Fox News). Just know there is absolutely nothing funny about it.

EPorvaznik said...

C'mon, Patrick, maybe all Dan meant by "going Gitmo" was that the guilty party would leave their jail cells about 15 pounds heavier than when they entered, fully permitted to go back to their jobs and free to go about their next round of internet hoaxes.

In deference to the sports thang-a-dang, though, I would love to hear your "terrible and scary" hypotheses off-list. To bum from the Flav, hit me (and somebody call an ambulance)!!!