The best basketball team in Oregon

February 29, 2008 at 6:34 pm (Portland, Sports)

…The PSU Vikings.

The win extended the Vikings’ Big Sky winning streak to 10 and raised their season record to 19-9, matching the highest win total in school history as a Division I program (19-9 in 2004-05 and 19-13 in 2006-07).

I don’t know if I should be glad or sad.  The only prospect we really have of any post season ball this year is the Big Sky tournament.  Oh well, at least I’ll get a good seat for cheap.  I really thought the Blazers were going to be good this year, but now I’ll be happy if they finish with a winning record.

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Rich Rodriguez: Dick

December 16, 2007 at 8:12 pm (Sports)

I don’t blame the man for taking the job.  Anyone in that position would have made the same decision, and good for him.  But seriously, he couldn’t stay around long enough to coach the Fiesta Bowl?  Way to screw over your old players, bro. Joe Manchin was also was less than diplomatic:

“Something is wrong with the profession of college coaching today when a leader’s word is no longer his bond.”

Meanwhile, neckfro sends along this little gem.

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The science of football polls

September 16, 2007 at 11:06 am (Sports)

I have an idea for West Virginia: they should lose a game.  Maybe then they will go up in the polls; repeatedly winning by large margins seemingly only results in them dropping in the AP poll.

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Weekend plans

August 23, 2007 at 10:49 pm (Sports)

I am going surfing for the first time ever on Saturday.  If I survive, stay tuned for JB’s Book Club.

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Question of the day

August 17, 2007 at 12:02 am (Beer, Best of, Sports)

How many beers can you fit inside a frisbee?

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Think about it…

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Exactly 4.

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Baseball roundup

August 7, 2007 at 10:15 pm (Sports)

Earlier tonight, some roided-out freak hit a home run. A bunch of idiots in San Francisco cheered loudly, and the rest of the nation yawned. Can we move on now? ESPN, can you please can the “Chasing Aaron” hype? Tha-anks!

I can’t pretend what Bonds did Tuesday night in front of a national television audience and his adoring but myopic Giants fans is anything more than a make-believe piece of baseball drama.

I can’t pretend Bonds’ 756 homers truly matter because there’s no way of knowing how many of them were hit by Barry The Clean or Barry The Cream. I can’t pretend Bonds is the legitimate successor to Aaron because there’s simply too many questions and too much evidence to suggest otherwise.

And in the end, I can’t pretend because I believe in the purity of Aaron’s numbers, but not in coincidences. What Bonds has done, as his body has morphed from a lithe, ungodly athletic rookie into a Silver Surfer lookalike, was no coincidence. It was cheating. Rationalize and justify all you want, but Bonds had a choice. And he chose to cheat.

Amen. Enjoy it Barry. In a few years, Alex Rodriguez won’t have a * next to his name.

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Penn back on his perch

June 20, 2007 at 11:43 pm (Philly, Sports)

Beginning in 1901, a large bronze satue of William Penn was the pinnacle of the Philadelphia skyline, 548 feet above street level. This was the tallest building in the city until 1987, when One Liberty Place, at 945 feet, broke a “gentlemen’s agreement” and cast a huge shadow on the Father of the Commomwealth. (for scale, Portlanders, the Wells Fargo building is 546 feet, Big Pink is 536 feet)

So ensued the Curse of Billy Penn, which legend has it will prevent all Philadelphia sports teams from winning a championship as long as this injustice remains. The last time a major team won a title in Philly was Dr. J’s 76ers in 1983.

On Monday, June 17, 2007, the Comcast Center surpassed Liberty 1 at 975 feet. As a lifelong hostage of Philly sports fandom, I was absolutely giddy to learn that during Monday’s topping off ceremony, a small statue of Mr. Penn was placed atop Comcast Center, with the explicit purpose of ending the curse. Watch the video, the last 15 seconds are worth the boring prelude.

This kind of rabid civic pride exemplifies why I miss that place. My prediction: Donovan McNabb comes back with a motherfucking vengeance, and the Iggles kill that demon once and for all!

Wikipedia makes blogging far too easy.

P.S. Happy West Virginia Day.  The only state to secede from the Confederacy.

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Tony Romo is going to the Pro Bowl

January 7, 2007 at 4:18 am (Humor, Sports)

And Lord, does he deserve it.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Dallas Sucks!!!

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Breaking things

May 8, 2006 at 7:14 pm (Sports)

I'm not one to condone violence, but if someone up and went all Jeff Gillooly on Barry Bonds, you wouldn't hear me complain.

And Boo to the Phillies organization for not allowing that SOB to get what he deserved (hint: it starts and ends with the letter D…just ask JD Drew)

Seriously, how anyone can continue to support this guy is beyond comprehension. He is a liar, a cheater, a genuine asshole, and a disgrace to the game. He doesn't even deserve an asterisk if you ask me. People who continue to support him and even cheer for him are like people who still actually say "freedom is on the march." Your blind allegiance to a partisan has caused your brain to actually stop functioning. Yet there you are, breathing, eating, shitting. People like you should be isolated and studied, to determine what nutrients you might have that can be extracted for our personal use.

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Joke of the day

April 5, 2006 at 9:50 pm (Humor, Sports)

Still relevant 20 years later.

did you hear the Chicago Bears drafted Dwight Gooden?

They want to put a coke machine next to the ‘Fridge.

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