Saturday, May 30, 2009

So long to the Zack Attack

The once-heralded signal caller who infamously spent a summer working with Tom Brady has learned at least one thing from Brady - how to break rules. For Brady - it got him a bouncing baby boy; for Asack, it got him kicked off Airborne. Fortunately, I'm not sure that Airborne will miss a quarterback who can't complete a pass longer than 10 yards - especially when it returns senior Heisman candidate Thad Lewis.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

America...It's Greeeeeaaaaat!

Any guess on the Vegas odds four years ago of a highly-popular black president nominating a highly-qualified Hispanic female to the Supreme Court in 2009?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Duke beats 911ianni Jr.!

A federal magistrate has ruled that the lawsuit Andrew 911ianni teed up against Duke University went OB. This opinion is well worth the read. Just as sentences used by 911ianni in debate consists of a noun, a verb and 9/11 (thanks VP!), this opinion's sentences comprise a noun, a verb and a golf metaphor.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big Papi Homers!!

Ordinarily, this is not news. But in 2009, it sure is!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A National Championship in Something!

On a bad day for Duke basketball, the women's tennis team just captured its first national championship! Before a live ESPNU audience, Duke closed out a 4-0 shutout and celebrated around our old friend Jamie Ashworth. Ironically, while the powerhouses of a decade ago featured a handful of pro players, this team doesn't seem to have any from what they're saying on TV, but I guess that's not what always matter. They no longer run through the ACC undefeated anymore either, but that didn't seem to carry over on the national stage either.
Nice to see another program cash in. Maybe men's lax will break through this weekend too.


Well, it doesn't appear that Duke will be contending for the national championship next year. John Wall apparently committed to Kentucky last night, and now Kentucky is an instant Final Four contender if its wealth of young talent can gel over the course of next season.

Meanwhile, Duke appears headed for another good season, likely ranked in or around the top-10, and then again susceptible to quick and athletic teams in the tournament. This should make a fourth straight year in which fans of most schools would be happy to have our talent, while fans of Duke will likely be left with an unsatisfying second or third-round exit and continue to wonder if K still can recruit like he did earlier this decade. If you've seen the clips of Wall, and heard the hype, he appears destined to be another Derrick Rose who could've lifted us back to the top, even if for only one year.

Sure, we're spoiled and don't appreciate the success we have enough. But a run like we had from '98-'06 where every year was a potential Final Four Team (with the exception of '03) makes it harder to forget the past.

WWE v. the Nuggets?

Who does the Franchise root for in this conflict? A friend of mine suggested a hell in the cell match between K-Mart and his mom, and Chavo and Vickie Guerrero - what do you think Franchise?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mr. 300!

Congratulations to Pudge Rodriguez - a dude committee favorite - for belting home run no. 300 today off Rich Harden of the Cubs in an Astros victory. With the eyes of Houston now cast upon the diamond - the local nine must kick it in gear to make this summer remotely exciting.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

She's All That!

Wire to Wire!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kobe Doin' Work

I cannot describe how excited I am about the television premiere on Saturday night. I am hosting a watch party at my house and all the dudes are invited.

Uh. No.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


And boom! there goes the season!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

Or was that Todd Marchant who came out of nowhere to score a triple-OT goal to beat the Wings almost 12 years to the day after pulling a double-OT trick against the Stars?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Beat LA?: Rockets Fortunes' May Turn On Potential Kobe-Stopper

Anyone who has taken the time to read Michael Lewis's extended piece in the NYTimes a while ago describing Battier as the no stats all-star certainly knows that Battier's success against Egomaniac and other elite wings is merely a part of the portfolio that makes Battier so valuable. But because the article singularly focused on a game against the Lakers, it is Battier's play against the Adulterer that has become focal point of Battier's enhanced reputation. In the game profiled, Battier harassed the Philanderer into a 13-32 shooting night, while rallying his team, playing without either McGrady or Artest, to the brink of victory only saved by a miraculous MJ-Wannabe bomb with 30 seconds left. If the Rockets are to beat LA, Battier (and Artest - who had quizzically called Brandon Roy the best offensive player he had played against Wednesday) will have to do yeoman's work against the best Admitted Cheater Who Had To Buy His Wife A $4M Ring Because He Can't Keep His Schlong Out Of A Hotel Hostess in the NBA. Will it happen? It seems unlikely, considering that the Rockets went 0-4 against the Lakers in the regular season - but it should be entertaining to watch, especially if Adelman unleashes Battier on the Accused Rapist.