Archive for the ‘cheating’ Category

Hell of a Tackle, Bro

October 20, 2008

Saturday night, LSU ventured to Columbia, SC to play the Gamecocks of South Carolina.  The Ol’ Ball Coach’s squad was driving in Tiger territory with about two minutes to go in the latter part of the first half.  Cock QB Stephen Garcia was in scramble mode and cut to the outside, and then this happened:

Yeah, the ref squares Garcia up and then forearm shivers him to the ground.  Rumor is that Marvin Lewis has contacted the ref about filling in for Keith Rivers for the rest of the year.

APIAS Pickem Scramble Week 3: Woops I drank Smooth’s birthday

September 13, 2008


So this bad boy is going up late, and is being typed at 2:34 a.m. East Coast time on Saturday morning.  Regardless of the fact that we still have yet to see picks from 3 of the players… it’s still Smoothron’s birthday and BobWicket was making it rain in [LOCATION REDACTED].  Honestly, the fact that I can still work the keyborad should garner a standing ovation.

I would however like to apologize to Marikka’s and [FORMER KENTUCKY SHOOTING GUARD REDACTED]’s house for drinking all their beer.

Also Burnsy apparently just told Smooth via facebook chat (yeah… gay!) that all his roommates were trying to bang the same chick.  (While he was facebook chatting) Nice effort B.

Per Eday’s advice, I’ll throw this up on the front page.  Upon reading the email that reminded SPS participants that picks were due in a few hours, I got this back from sell-out and ESPN The Mag writer ERIC!!! ANGEVINE!!! (Extra P to those who knew him before, Yoda to those who discussed the post-Wilco Jay Farrar live on Super Monday.)

 To show you what a nerd I am, I have a to-do list for every day, and one of the items on it is APIAS.

Also, I think Holly’s winning.


Olympic Video Recap: same place I keep the champagne!

August 27, 2008

A look back on the Olympic dominance on the track and in the pool by Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps.

And the commentary gold medal goes to Tennis: “‘One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them… Oh my God, what have I just said?”

See you in London.

What Has Transpired and What Is Yet To Come

July 14, 2008

With the All-Star this week every baseball publication and journalist will dazzle you with their “first-half recap” or their votes for MVP and Cy Young winner up to this point.  There will talk of batting averages, strike-outs and RBIs.  Of course, we here at always like to take a different look at things.  After a little more than half of the 2008 baseball season gone will take a look back at the last few months and reflect on what what has transpired and what is yet to come.

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens

What has transpired– Both Bonds and Clemens have been the main figures in a substance abuse scandal that has shaken baseball.  Both men took different paths on their way to infamy.  Bonds took that huge melon of his and hid it away, popping up rarely when a team (any team) went looking for a left handed power bat.  Clemens, on the other hand, went to court to defend his “honor” and did that ever backfire (is backfire even the right word to use for this situation?).  What began as a steroid, look at my wife’s boobs party has escalated into an attack on the character of Clemens.  His character has gone from heralded hero to a cross between Alex Rodriquez and a guy you see on “To Catch A Predator.”  Side Note: Mindy McCreadyreally?  Don’t get me wrong back then I would have gotten with her, but I’m not Roger Clemens.  Couldn’t he have at least picked country star LeAnn Rimes, at least she can sing.

What is yet to come – This whole thing is far from over.  If you’ve ever seen any of those bad teen movies or TV shows where the characters try to sweep all their problems under the rug and hope they magically go away, well Major League Baseball has gone straight Marissa from The OC on us.  Hoping for an unforgettable baseball season to wipe away the Barry and Roger ordeal.  No matter what happens on the field, this is far from over and just like the teen dramas, it will get much worse before it gets any better.

More after the jump… (more…)

Tiger under knife, Smoothron now with 2 cars!

June 18, 2008

Breaking News out of the PGA Tour today.  Tiger will be missing the remainder of 2008 to undergo another knee surgery.

 As mentioned several times before, a certain wager was going to cost one of two prominent bloggers a car.

[4-11-08, FWP with Smoothron]  …because I may have a wager against friend, Brubaker, on if Tiger will win two or more Majors this year. 

 So Bru, hope is paying well this summer.  As for a salesperson to assist you in finding your new ride, I recommend Megan from Courtesy on Wheels.

More on this story as smooth wakes up to get the news…

[Fox News]

FWP: Just stay on this side of Buckley’s grave and we’ll all be okay

February 22, 2008

fwp.jpgFearless Weekend Predictions is a weekly column running on Friday afternoons where our resident soothsayer of the week locks down what will transpire in the coming 72 hours.  It’s better to get these out now than after the 7-year is open for business.  Crystal ball gets cloudy.

Yep, pretty big weekend coming up for yours truly.  The Vols are up to their highest ranking ever and what do they get for the effort?  A date with undefeated, #1, cross-state rival Memphis State U-Memphis.  The bad blood between Calipari and the Vols goes back a few years, in the transfer of Memphis native, free-throw expert, otherwise selfish player and asshole Scooter McFadgon in 2003.

Vol fan favorite, and recent author, Dane Bradshaw came from Memphis’ White Station High School and dropped a career high 21 on the Tigers 2 years ago.  And high-flying Arizona transfer J.P. Prince also hails from Graceland.

The recruiting battles between the Pearl-led Vols and the Tigers have been well documented, as evidenced in Calipari’s recent jab at Bruce:

“They do whatever they can just to get a kid from the city to get their foot in the door. I’m not doing that to kids.” The transfer reference was obviously to Tennessee sophomore guard J.P. Prince…

Yeah, they probably say the same thing about you when you’re hanging out under the Southside L on a Tuesday night in April.

Now onto the FWP.

  • Coach Cal’s mob ties will come back to haunt him when Sammy the Snake calls from Chicago for a last-minute ticket and is turned away because he gave the last box to Peyton Manning.  Cal will be noticeably absent from the bench, but a finely dressed man with shiny hair and gator-skin loafers will be sitting next to CDR during warmups.
  • The trend will continue with J.P. Prince notching 29 points, 11 off alley-oop dunks (and yes, one from the 3 point line)
  • The Drake/Butler game will be the second best game of the day tomorrow.  There will, however, be no milkshakes bringing anyone to Hinkle Fieldhouse.
  • Tonight’s sorority-chick normal Friday night morality battle matches, once again, Liberty vs. Longwood.  Best of luck to you, popped-collar-and-croakies in the bathroom line at Two Keys…  I’ll take Bud Light and Longwood in a squeaker.  (heh)
  • Billy Gillispie will sleep with one of your girlfriends.
  • Barry Bonds will remain on the free agent market, after being turned down by the Yomiuri Giants.  Bonds then calls Kyle Kendrick selfish. Cries.
  • The first Oakland Athletic injury report will be released with 4 players on the DL after a week of P&C workouts.
  • Kenny Wallace will finish the Auto Club 500… okay okay, lets not get crazy here… Kenny Wallace will start the race, blow up, and go back to being a goofy TV personality, interviewing those drivers he was just impeding. 

There you have it folks.  Good luck out there this weekend, and may all your teams win big… unless of course you’re a Memphis Tiger fan… and let’s be honest, how many of you could there be?

Sarasota Beezer owner Warrick is newest Team Florida WR

January 11, 2008

leaverton-tackle.jpgYou may remember him as a professional discountier of Tallahassee Dillards, a 1998 National Title game loser, a former first round draft pick out of FSU,  or from four forgettable seasons in Cincinnati.  Now however, he’s back on the field.

Peter Warrick, owner of a Sarasota Applebee’s, has signed on to play for Team Florida in the newly created All-American Football League.  The AAFL is a real, 100-yard football league, designed to function in and around college towns, with rosters full of former college athletes from that state.  The league’s other inaugural teams (and home fields) are Michigan (Ford), Tennessee (Neyland), Texas (Rice), Arkansas (War Memorial), and Alabama (Legion Field).

The last time Warrick signed on to play football was with the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League.  He signed in January 2006, yet never played in one game.

“Warrick is gone… the Gladiators placed him on the “refused to report” list.”

So when Team Florida kicks off its 10 game season April 12, alongside former Gators Chris Leak, Travis McGriff, Chris Doering, and Fred Weary will be the one and only Peter Warrick… You know… if he shows up.

[Sporting News] [SignonSanDiego] [Review Journal] [AAFL]

This week’s T’d Up: Chris Jessie, can’t keep his hands off balls

December 28, 2007

T’d Up is a weekly column that runs on Fridays selecting, in our humblest of opinions, the biggest sports Tool of the Week.  

What better way to trumpet the triumphant return of the Weekly T’d Up column (and the end of the pain-in-the-ass cat-herding that is organizing blogger Pick’em) than to point and laugh heartily at the single craziest College Football bowl  moment I have ever witnessed.

myball.jpgFor the six of you who don’t already know, Mack Brown’s step-son Chris Jessie, who plays tea-party coach support staffer for the Longhorns, attempted to pick up a LIVE BALL during last night’s Holiday Bowl.  He realized mid-reach what he was doing, jumped out of the way,  and shamefully waddled to the back of the bench area looking for a hole to crawl in.

Story at 11…. I mean after the “get off my back dad or I’ll” Jump…


Duke to UK: Hahahahahaha (with love from TGC)

December 27, 2007

Okay, so I’ve never been the first to kick a man while he’s down–especially my friends–but I found this over at KSR and they seem to have well-enough spirits about it and their current plight… so here we go.

A pretty funny independent music video from a Dukie to Wildcat Nation… filmed right here in Lexington, brought to your eyes and ears by your very favorite Vol Fan TGC.

There are all kinds of goodies in here.  Among other things, bagging on BCG’s thirst, JC’s speed, Cameron Mills choco-habits, and Saul Smith’s life.  Enjoy.

[Kentucky Sports Radio]

He’s got maahhbulls

September 26, 2007

(posted on 9-26-07 by: W)

In case you haven’t heard, the man who purchased Lou Ferrigno’s  Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball is…get this… branding it with an asterisk and sending it to the Hall of Fame. 

Applause, kudos, and any congratulatory noun I didn’t include here goes to both Mark Ecko (owner of ball) and the Hall of Fame for showing some mighty large cojones (so far) to make the statement that Major League Baseball has seemed to give up on.

I know the steroids debate has been beaten like Barbaro and even crossed over into other sports such as cycling (really?) and professional wrestling (really? really?) but I think it’s finally time to make this asterisk ball the death knell on the steroids debate.

Yes, it’s hard for us to wrap our collective heads around highly paid and trained athletes cheating at the games we love so dearly, and while what they did was wrong, it wasn’t illegal- at least not at the time in which they were doing it.