Archive for the ‘Paint Skillz’ Category

UK Rolls Out Red Carpet, Welcomes Coach Cal

April 1, 2009
Wednesday Morning Press Conference (Lexington, KY)

Wednesday Morning Press Conference (Lexington, KY)

Better Felton than Kennedy I guess

January 29, 2009
Theres always the sandwich biz

There's always the sandwich biz

 

First Quagmire rails his wife, and now this?

Cleveland Felton out at Georgia as of this morning. [AP]

HT smooth for the mid-day text: goodbye lorenzo romar, i mean, uh, dennis felton!

Alabama Coach “Steps Down”

January 26, 2009

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Pickem Scramble Week 11: Free ACC title, this way

November 7, 2008

Let’s start off this week with a look at last week’s storyline questions.

Q: What will Urban do in response to Celegate? 
A: An end-to-end ass-kicking involving two timeouts called in the last 2 minutes, up 40.  Point Meyer.

Q: Can Leach finally get over the Texas hump and have a less-than-4-loss season? 
A: It looks that way.  An ill-advised double-coverage pass to Crabtree after a dropped game-ending pick by the Longhorn D may have solidified the best Mike Leach record ever.

Q: Can Spurrier put the final nail in the coffin? 
A: Um. Yes.  And then, in a way only he can, somehow drive it deeper, “Congratulate him on hitting that lottery ticket, that’s a big ticket.  He got a big one.  He got the best deal ever, I think.”

Q: Can Sly Croom’s genius manifest once more?
A: Nope.  Even the SCG can’t defeat Randall Cobb.  He’s a winner.

This week’s storylines.  Does anyone want to win the ACC?   Hell, does anyone want to win a DIVISION in the ACC?  Can Michigan hold on to a second half lead?  Can Coach Cut corral the Cameron Crazies and make a bowl run?  Is Brian Kelly ready to step up to the big stage and knock off a hot WFV team?  Can Leach keep this crazy Pirate ship afloat?

On to this week’s games!

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TAGMAT!: Let’s Just Start Making a List

September 11, 2008

TAGMAT (They are giving money away today!) is a weekly column done every week by APIAS.net’s resident gambling addict, Smoothron.  This site in no way advocates gambling, especially excessively.  Smoothron’s degenerate friend, who will refer to as Casino Bobby also gives you his picks for the week.  If we can tell you anything, bet against both of them and you should be able to retire within the first month of the season.

Well, that didn’t take long.  Throughout different gambling seasons, there are times to find a team that is good against the spread, and then there are teams/coaches you cannot bank on under any circumstance.  Last week, we found Gambling Enemy #1, in Sly Croom.  It didn’t take too long after that, to find #2.  My partner in kind-of-crime (depending on where you are), Casino Bobby, and I both absolutely loved West Virginia over East Carolina.  To me, it was the easiest bet of the weekend.  Vegas had overreacted to ECU’s beating of Virginia Tech the week before and West Virginia had the two best players on the field (Pat White and Noel Devine).  I was calling people, proclaiming West Virginia as the lock of the year (Sorry again, TGC, about that $9.86 gone out of your BetUS account).  Bill Stewart is going to run West Virginia into the ground faster than Bob Huggins will run his new Benz into a telephone pole after a long night in Morgantown.  Congratulations, Bill Stewart, you have joined an elite club of terrible football coaches that is sure to gain more members week by week.

It’s a fabulous week for college football.  Two historical top programs play each other when Michigan goes to Notre Dame, Georgia tries to make Spurrier be 0-2 in the SEC (already!!) and two of the best three coaches in the country face off.  Yes, Ohio State is going out to L.A. to play USC.  Not only do these teams both like beating the shit out of Michigan, but they also happen to be ranked in the top 5 in the country right now.  If there’s a big game like that, you can be sure that CB and I are taking opposite sides.  Jump along to win some straight cash, homey.

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TAGMAT!: Let’s At Least Learn Something

September 4, 2008

TAGMAT (They are giving money away today!) is a weekly column done every week by APIAS.net’s resident gambling addict, Smoothron.  This site in no way advocates gambling, especially excessively.  Smoothron’s degenerate friend, who will refer to as Casino Bobby also gives you his picks for the week.  If we can tell you anything, bet against both of them and you should be able to retire within the first month of the season.

Ahh, the tale of two weeks.  Casino Bobby gives you three winners and one outright loser.  I give you one winner and three outright losers.  If you’re actually investing in these picks, I hold nothing against you when you bet against me.  It actually makes a lot of sense at this point.  I thought perhaps after a nine-month sabbatical I could have at least won one week, alas it wasn’t to be.  The SEC goes 10-2 overall on the weekend, and somehow I pick the two losers of the weekend.  Unreal.

Well, as a good friend acquaintance of mine likes to say, “Back in the game!!!”  Am I going to let a poor Week 1 showing stop me?  Of course not.  The world is full of analogies filled with people bouncing back after a poor start.  I am not going to take the time to look them up right now, but you get the idea.  If anything, there has to be a lesson taken from a poor start.  The lesson, as always, is to NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES bet on Sly Croom.  I should have known better, but that’s a Week 1 mistake and one that I will not make again.  Now that we’ve all learned something, let’s jump along to the picks.

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2008 NCAA Helmet Schedule: no sir, that’s the new TPS report coversheet

July 30, 2008

Thanks to Bevo Sports for this year’s helmet schedule.  Cal, Idaho State, and Indiana State are the only schools with new helmets this year, but it doesn’t look like they made the graphics by print time.

Just make sure you beat the new accountant to the printer or you’ll end up in a heck of a fight.

“Why I take your paper?”

Download the full thing here [LINK]

[Bevo Sports]

Paging The General: 34 Days

July 29, 2008

So we all know that the best looking girls are in the SEC… and we also all know that the best looking girls in the SEC hail from (tie) Tennessee and Kentucky, (2) Athens, GA, and (3) Gainesville, FL–Columbia, SC in a close 4th.  But do we have an interview of a newby blonde explaining the misunderstanding of the word tailgaiting?  No! Not until we head back to Knoxville.   It’s okay Lindsey… Lindsay? Whatever.

Some people say it’s only 30 days ’til football season.  Well jackasses, I disagree.  Football season starts Labor Day Night.

Only 34 Days til chasing JD with Pepto, calling in sick on Tuesday, discreetly haniging orange out your Kentucky-alum-roommate’s window, and 24 in a row!

“Volunteer Football 2008 – Straight Outta Cromtpon”

A’s Still Have an All-Star

July 8, 2008

We were all set to do a back-and-forth on this site between 2SL and myself about the possibilities of a Rich Harden to the Cubbies deal when Ol’ Billy goes ahead and pulls the trigger.  Not only does he unload our #2 (#1?) right handed pitcher, he also unloads the guy that I felt would step back into the rotation when Harden left.  I’m very surprised that Gaudin was part of this trade.

The quartet that the Cubbies sent over is interesting as well.  We got Sean Gallagher, a 22 year old kid who has been servicable for Chicago this year.  I suppose Billy sees something there and thinks that he can be a good part of the rotation in another year or two.  Hell, he’ll be starting on Thursday at this rate though.  We also got a back stop to go along with our new righty.  Josh Donaldson is also 22 and is still livin’ it up in Class A.  Who knows, maybe he walks every 5 at bats and will fit in with the A’s.

Eric Patterson and Matt Murton round out the field of players shipped to the Bay.  I’d heard Murton’s name on almost everyone’s wish list as a player to be packaged in on this deal and I’m happy to see him come.  He could be a good backup in the oft-depleted outfield.  Athletics Nation commentors compares him to a Kieltyesque player and that’s a fair comparison.  Patterson has been up and down with Chicago all year and appears to be a Class AAAA player as his stats at AAA Iowa were huge (.320 with 6 bombs and 28 RBI in 52 games) but in the Bigs he’s only a .237 hitter in 13 games this year.  I think this guy could be solid and I don’t read much into the low average in only a 13 game sample. 

Overall, we got the 5th and 7th best prospects in the Cubbies orginization (Baseball America ratings) and Gallagher was ranked the 82nd best prospect in all of baseball by the same site.  Not quite the haul that the Haren deal was and again, I’m surprised they gave up Chad too.  As always, only time will tell on this trade but hopefully Rich will pitch well for the Cubbies.  He was my favorite current A’s player until today, so looks like I’ll have to adopt a new one…AGAIN.  Billy, just tell me you’ve worked your magic one more time man.  Otherwise I’ll have to think you lost your touch. 

Also, thanks to whoever chose Duchscherer over Harden for the All-Star team.  We’d wouldn’t be represented without it!

S: www.oaklandathletics.com

NCAA Hoops Blogpoll Ballot Week 9

January 7, 2008

Notable games this week were Dayton knocking off Pitt (and then Villanova doing the same), Wisconsin beating Texas in Austin, and the near-miss at UNC/Clemson.

With Pitt shitting the bed so often, we’ve decided they’ll be on the bench for a few weeks until they do something notable again.  I’m still very impressed with Indiana and Ole Miss, however Butler’s slow-style of play is still too boring to watch, so I’ll keep them in the poll as long as they win, but never higher than 15.

You’ll notice the Sam Houston State Bearkats (yes, that’s with a K) have entered the poll.  I don’t expect that to last very long, but hey, its a cool logo.

Big game this with with Ole Miss @ Tennessee.  We should learn a lot about both of those teams on Wednesday night.

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