Archive for August, 2009

The Fans Don’t Matter

Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 by Fred Wallin

I’ve had DIRECTV since the company’s inception in 1994..The reason is simple, The NFL Package, which is still almost exclusively carried by the satellite company..We’re such TV nuts that in our old home, wife Sandy and I actually had Time Warner Cable and DTV, because there were a few channels that one had and one [...]

Does the Penalty fit the Crime?

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 by Fred Wallin

So Memphis has to vacate it’s 2008 run to the NCAA Finals because the school knew that someone else took Derrick Rose’s SAT Exam..What does this mean? It means that Rose’s grand kids won’t be able to Rose’s name in the NCAA Yearbook. It means that the school will have to give some tourney money [...]

What does Character really mean?

Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 by Fred Wallin

We hear that term, Character, all the time now in sports. A general manager or owner will say they are looking for players with character. Come on, get a clue, they are looking for players who can help them win and make them more money..
Let’s see, Terrell Owens, most would agree has a major character [...]

Southern California football

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by Fred Wallin

This should be another exciting football season in Southern California, as USC goes for it’s seventh straight conference title and UCLA tries not to be embarrassing. Meanwhile that NCAA investigation into the Reggie Bush situation continues to move very slowly..
Let’s start with Pete Carroll’s club; Already, the Trojans have had a setback as new [...]

And the Beat goes on

Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 by Fred Wallin

Remember years ago when Jimmy the so called Greek had to put check marks instead of points in analyzing the NFL encounters for the week? He was forced to do that because the NFL doesn’t believe gambling is good for the league’s image..Of course, the NFL accepts the high TV ratings and doesn’t believe a [...]

Big Z’s back is a front for his lazyness!

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 by dbrody

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is lazy. Don’t believe me, ask him. The Big Z admits he’s lazy when it comes to his daily exercises, which he claims has contributed to his bad back. For the record, Zambrano went on the DL on August 8 with muscle spasms in his back. The 255 pound Zambrano doesn’t [...]

Managers Should think before they make a move

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 by Fred Wallin

I like Joe Torre, always have since my childhood when Joe’s brother Frank did a favor for a good friend of mine. However, watching the Dodgers loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday night make you wonder again why managers sometimes make the automatic moves without thinking.
Saturday was the night that Hiroki Kuroda was hit with [...]

Lurie’s “tortured” signing

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2009 by John McMullen

By John McMullen
Philadelphia, PA - Jeffrey Lurie sounded like a tortured soul when he stepped to podium at the NovaCare Complex on Friday and attempted to explain why he signed off on Michael Vick’s return to the NFL.
“I’m just going to speak from the heart and speak from the hip because there is nothing really [...]

Pitino Needs To Go

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 by adam_evarts

Who is the real victim in the Rick Pitino story? That’s an easy answer, it’s none other than Joanne Pitino. Joanne has suffered through alot in her lifetime and the one person whom needed to be there for her isn’t even trustworthy anymore.
The Pitino’s have been married since 1976, they have five children, a sixth [...]

Michael Vick looks to avoid rocky start in Phili!

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 by dbrody

At least the man who killed dogs didn’t decide to go back to college and sign with the Washington or Uconn Huskies. Now that would have really sent the PETA protestors into a frenzy. Michael Vick surprised a lot of people by signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he’ll backup Donovan McNabb. While many of [...]

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