Friday, December 22, 2006

Festivus! Yes, It's Tomorrow, But...

For the rest of us! Quickie readers know that I'm a big believer/celebrant of Festivus. It falls on Dec. 23 (tomorrow), which unfortunately is a Saturday this year. As most of you won't be logging on tomorrow, it would be an empty holiday without the annual "Airing of Grievances." So use the Comments section to air yours, about anything in sports this year (or, better, right now) that aggrieves you. Now, where's my aluminum pole... -- D.S.


Anonymous said...

Not a grievance, but needs to be called out:

Headline on



Face of baseball? Try all of sports.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Feats of Strength. It's a vastly underrated aspect of Festivus. Happy holidays, Dan.

CMFost said...

I have a grievance with you Dan and you know what it is you have never told us why you left ESPN!!!

RevScottDeMangeMD said...

I've got a problem with the Cincinnati Reds management thinking they are running a retirment home.

I've got a problem with the Bengals offensive line.

I've got a problem with Antonio Pittman and Kirk Barton thinking they are the Eddie George and Orlando Pace.

I've got a problem with Michigan STILL being considered a state despite the fact that the 49 have said they are giving it to Canada and taking Puerto Rico as the 50th.

MoonHopper said...

Happy Holidays to all. Now I must go and begin preparing the traditional festivus feast. Then I have a few things to say...

marcomarco said...

I think Grif Jr. has finally earner the monkier Mr. Glass

"he could not say when or how the accident occurred because Griffey did not authorize any more details to be released."

Fumbled 5-knuckle shuffle? Maybe the article will include "Injured Groin"

Sheldiz said...

The guy in front of me at the Ravens game on sunday was holding up a Festivus Maximus sign he had saved from the 2000 super bowl run and added the 2006.

I don't remember how or why that phrase became the catch phrase for the Ravens in the playoffs... but i enjoy it immensely.

Anonymous said...

I've got a problem with:

Peter Angelos


The NFL curtailing touchdown celebrations

and too many other things to list...

Sheldiz said...

okay i looked it up.... Billick forbade his team to speak the words "playoff" or "super bowl" so they started calling it festivus.

its like the "drink, drank, drunk" rule in drinking games, when everyone starts saying "consume".
Or is that just at my school?

anyway... mystery solved.

BLUE said...

I have a grievance to air with David Stern, but since he's a dictator, he won't listen to my grievance. But he still has to pin me in the feats of strength in order for festivus to be over.

Anonymous said...


Barbaro: I wish he would die.

Brett Favre: You suck, quit.

Media: Too many grievances to count.

Chicks that play video games: They either really suck, or are incredibly annoying.

Dave Littlefield: Quit killing my Pirates.

City of Pittsburgh: So long Penguins, it was nice while it lasted. We'll always have the '91 and '92 Cup years.

Laundry: It never fucking ends!

Santonio Holmes: QUIT FUMBLING!

Merry Christmas (fuck political correctness)

Sheldiz said...


1. TMQ
2. T.O.
3. The 'NFL on Fox' Graphics Department.
4. Anything ending in "Gumbel"
5. Traffic in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area

Happy Holidays, all.

PS: ma4tt and nyc-steelers -- here's to a great game on Sunday. :)

Jen said...

RevScott~ I'll add Ted Ginn Jr. thinking he's Holmes, Glenn or Boston or Carter or Galloway.... I REALLY think he needs another college year, but- yeah, yeah, yeah, he could get hurt...blah, blah, blah. I still think he needs another year in school.

The freakin' whole Browns' organization. Enough said.

The whole Indians' organization, but especially Lerner...please sell your team to someone who has deep pockets and wants to win

UF, UM, USC fans-stop crying.

Underdogs in the college bowl games that don't even show up, let alone cover

Time Warner Cable

Overpaid professional athletes

"Celebrities" that feel the need to push their religious and political beliefs on us

Geez, thanks for that, Dan! I rarely get up on a soapbox. I'm usually bitching at my husband about stupid stuff

Merry Christmas everyone!

Happy Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc.

Jen said...

seb pho- just re-read posts and why does laundry never end!!? UGH. Clothes seem to procreate in the basket! HA

ToddTheJackass said...

Is there any bigger grievance than the "This is our country" ads?

Also, shame on EA for not making Madden as good as it should.

-Todd (Boston)

amr said...

1. Kevin McHale didn't get AI to Minnesota. He should tender his resignation yesterday.

2. Fransisco Liriano's Tendon doing whatever the hell it did.

3. Damnit, Torii, cut the ball off. Don't try to catch it!

4. Tony Batista and Juan Castro starting for about 90 games combined.

5. Tarvaris Jackson sitting for 13.

Anyone wanna guess where I live?

Ingrid and Jim said...

Grievance #1: I hate the NHL. I've hated it since I lost my beloved Whalers, but I hate it even more now that the ex-Whalers won the Cup and the Pens (great small market team) are moving. Go to hell, Gary Bettman.

Grievance #2: Will Al Davis hurry up and die?

Grievance #3: I'm still really happy about my alma mater's great football season, but WHY couldn't we have beaten Cincinatti to go to the Orange Bowl?? The Texas Bowl sucks.

Grievance #4: The World Cup was really fun for a couple weeks and the prelim rounds seemed pretty wild, but all those 0-0 ties really sucked the life outta the thing. I love to play soccer in my rec league with our 7-5 or 9-8 etc. scores, but the real thing sucks.

Grievance #5: TMQ does suck, and I'm a former fan who's had comments posted in the article.

Grievance #6: I don't think people should be bashing Simmons for letting his wife write in the articles. She's pretty funny. And I like to imagine what she looks like. She's a runner, I bet she's pretty hot. Or at least used to be before the kid.

Grievance #7: I hate Christmas.

Happy Festivus!

Anonymous said...

I have a grievance...

Matt Millen.

/need I say more?

Christopher G said...

Hey amr, I got a pretty good guess. Add this one to the list:

6. The other M&M boys: Maturi and Mason. Ugh...

At least Monson is gone.

mattie said...

I'm late for this post, but it's still Festivus, and I just saw on Yahoo that Pat Croce has expressed an interest in buying the Knicks. He says Dolan hasn't expressed an interest in selling, but still...

[kramer]IT'S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE![/kramer]