SportsCrack Blog

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I can laugh at this because thankfully nobody ever filmed me during the 2007 Notre Dame season. This rant from Alabama fan Ricky was tame in comparison to the bloodshed I spewed out to the television that year. Let's just say therapy (booze) got me through those difficult times.

In all honesty is this guy fucking crazy or what? Dude, it's the first game of the season and already the guy is having a seizure. Someone in his family, whomever hasn't disowned him, needs to sit him down and slap him with their Bear Bryant hat. Oh yeah, no doubt in my mind this video is real unedited emotion. This is College Football. This is Sportscrack behavior.

Video HT: BarStool Sports


Till DickRod and his Skunkbears run out onto the field of the Big House and get their shit absolutely throttled by Notre Dame. I am salivating at the -3 for this game for the Irish. Hell, Notre Dame will cover it by the opening series. Hopefully scUM will look this graceful when running out on the field this Saturday...

Video HT: Frank from UHND


The Atlanta Braves 2009 season came to an unofficial end last night as soon as stumbling manager Bobby Cox decided not to send rookie ace Tommy "Big Red" Hanson to finish his shutout in the 9th with a 1-0 lead. Cox fell for the bullshit 100 pitch garbage that seems to have prevailed over any common sense these days and pulled Hanson in favor of closer Rafael Soriano despite the fact that Big Red was cruising and was still hitting 95 on the radar in the 8th. Once Hanson finished the 8th he had reached 98 pitches and because Cox is a moron pulled him because he thought throwing 12 or more pitches in the 9th to finish off his first career shutout would be too much for a 23 year old to handle.

Fucking idiot!

Listen, I don't like the 100 pitch count. A round number of 100 pitches does not make or break one's arm. Hanson and most importantly the Braves would be fine today if Cox would have let the kid stay in the game and finish his shutout. Maybe I'm old school but I think starting pitchers should be given the chance to finish games especially when it's someone who is his hitting mid 90's in the 8th and having his way with batters. This idea of a closer having to be there in the 9th to finish the game is conventional bullshit. It's this idea of trends in sports that drives me crazy and everyone follows it like a flock of sheep. Listen, just because everybody else uses the Wildcat offense in football now doesn't mean you have to use it and the same goes with the closer and the 100 pitch count in baseball.

Think for yourself and do what is best for the team. Pulling Hanson last night was just plain dumb. It made absolutely no sense and Bobby Cox, I hate to say it, has seen his time and now the Braves need to make a change. With all of their pitching this Atlanta Braves team has massively under achieved in what as hard as it is for me to admit was a great offseason for Frank Wren. Wren brought in the proper pieces to contend at the very least for a Wild Card. Bobby Cox and his managing has failed. Why he kept Kelly Johnson in for so long at 2nd base to start the season and why he continues to put Greg effing Norton in their to pinch hit in clutch situations are just minor examples of his failure this season.

It's time for a change. Let's just hope the Braves have enough balls to make the difficult decision and let Cox go.