TNT's Craig Sager is known for his tacky wardrobe, his inability to hold his alcohol, and for running around the bases and patting Hank Aaron on the back during his 715th HR trot before getting beat down. Listen, I've met Mr. Craig Sager a couple of times and I'm not his biggest fan. The guy is a lush who doesn't know shit about sports let alone the actual ones he covers. And this is coming from a guy who is a lush. At least I know my sports even when I'm ten beers deep or in Sager's case 4 Vodka and Diet Cranberry's. So it comes with great joy to see Sager in his pumpkin suit get doused with the bubbly by ADD spokesperson and all around nutcase Jonathan Papelbon after the Red Sox eliminated the Angels yet again.
Video HT: WithLeather via Red Sox monster
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
With both college and pro football rocking along with the MLB playoffs I haven't had much of a chance to pay attention to the start of the NHL season. Apparently it kicked off last week in Prague because the NHL would rather concentrate on the European market than the North American. They call it going global. Whatever.
My favorite team is the Atlanta Thrashers and unfortunately they are as consistent as jock itch. They have a GM in Don Waddell who sits when he pees. They have a superstar in Ilya Kovalchuk who is a top 5 offensive player in the league yet they still can't find him a suitable point man. Kovy will be gone within two seasons because he deserves better in my opinion. The guy gives it his all and yet management can't surround him with decent pieces. They had the third worst record in the NHL last year after a season in which they won their division and made their first franchise playoff appearance only to get crushed by the New York Rangers in a sweep. I got to view it personally while spending a ton of hard earned money on shitty Molson beer when I could have watched it at home while drinking shitty Bud Light.
The games are still not in HD locally so yeah, a lot to look forward to this season. At least we picked up an aging defenseman in Mathieu Schneider who is at least 3 seasons past his prime. Things are looking up I tell ya.
In the looking good department at least they managed to put together a new "Blue Crew" team of ladies in tights skating around on a thin piece of ice while picking up hats after Kovy scores a hat trick...
At least tickets will be cheap and easily accessible again.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 9:39 AM
As some of you may know I am a huge "Kids in the Hall" fan. I use to watch their shows all the time on Comedy Central before the network decided the phrase "Git R Done" was just too hilarious for simple minded rednecks. If you have never seen the movie "Brain Candy" you should stop everything right now. I'm serious. Get your finger out of your nose and stop thinking about ways to kill your boss without it ever being tied back to you. "Brain Candy" is the greatest piece of Canadian work brought to the States since Celine Dion tore it up at Caesars and/or Bryan Adams singing that catchy Robin Hood song. All sarcasm aside it's good to see the original five members of "Kids in the Hall" back together and on tour in order to make people like you and me laugh while we slowly die as our country implodes...
Yeah, rape Kevin sounds a lot funnier than rape Bruce. Eventually the Kids are going to do another movie together called Death Comes To Town which is due for Canadian release in 2010 which means it will be released in the US next week. Those Canadians are always at least a year behind us when it comes to pop culture. If you are asking yourself "What does this have to do with sports?" well then pretend the raping of Kevin is being performed by the Duke Lacrosse team.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 8:52 AM