Tony Kornheiser Suspended For Doing What He’s Paid To Do

Tony Kornheiser was suspended because of these comments about ESPN’s Hannah Storm.
Hannah Storm, Tony Kornheiser, ESPN, SportsCenter

“She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”

Uhh, that sounds exactly like the Tony Kornheiser that I love watching on Pardon the Interruption. He and Michael Wilbon, make the show great by ragging on people and by going overboard with it. (more…)

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Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Not This Again

If there’s one type of person I can’t stand (and believe me, there’s more than one) it is family/friends of deceased or incarcerated criminals who can’t see their family member or friend with any objectivity whatsoever. I admit, that may not be fair of me. It’d be a tough situation. But tough situations can be handled well. If your dad flies a plane into a government building, calling him a “hero” is not handling it well. Even if you offer your “deepest condolences” to the victim’s family. That’s just like a slap in the face. “I’m sorry your dad is dead, but my dad is a hero for doing that thing caused your dad to die.”

Joe Stack’s daughter, Samantha Bell, also had this to say “But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished,” Uhhh hello? Start a blog or something like the rest of us are doing! You want to talk about injustice? Here’s a story about this fellow who survived two tours of duty in Vietnam (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Manny Being Selfish (Also known as “Manny Being Manny”)

“PHOENIX — Manny Ramirez said Monday that 2010 will be his final season with the Dodgers.” Stop right there. Before I even address the rest of this article. Why is Manny telling us this in February? What benefit can it possibly have for the L.A. Dodgers? The season hasn’t even started yet and he’s decided to go generate some buzz for himself at the expense of his team. The act is getting old. Someone needs to bring him down a notch.

“I know I won’t be here next year, so I’ll just enjoy myself, (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Less of a Shotgun Wedding, More of a Handgun Wedding

I just read a story about this 21 year old, Indian male, Pankaj Kishore Karotia who had just got married. His uncle decided to fire a celebratory gunshot in the air. Sadly, (or “naturally”) “As he was loading it, it fired accidentally and hit his newly-wed nephew in the head.” First of all, while I buy the part that shooting the nephew was an accident, I don’t buy “As he was loading it, it fired accidentally”. Maybe, I would accept “Shortly after loading it, he accidentally fired the gun” or (more…)

UPDATED: NRI List

Just a quick note. I made some major updates to the consolidated non-roster invitee list. These updates primarily involved the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays.

I hate the fact this “quick note” will get a Yankees tag, which will cause it to increase in size and might draw your attention to the fact that amidst my complaining of the media focusing too heavily on Boston and New York, I too write about them disproportionately.

And to make this more interesting. A video.

Leverage Lost Me

Ok, to be honest Leverage, the TNT drama, never had me. I had never seen a show and the premise looked ridiculous. As wikipedia simplifies it

“Leverage follows a five-person team of thieves, computer experts and con artists, headed up by former insurance investigator Nate Ford, who use their skills to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on common citizens.”

Pretty stupid right? Of course the do-gooders often (from what I can tell) seem to run afoul of the law (of course it’s always justifiable) but they always outsmart the blundering law enforcement officials. That annoys me, but maybe it has to do with my background in law enforcement. But if that wasn’t arrogant enough they decided to disgrace the game of baseball in season 2, episode 14. It’s the only episode I’ve ever watched or will ever watch and I failed to finish it. (more…)

Published in: on February 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Zen of Zim

I just read Don Zimmer’s book, The Zen of Zim. The book has good stories from a great baseball mind. It’s not well-written and he goes off on tangents throughout the entire book, but I can get past all that just because he’s been a part of baseball for so long, and I want to read what he has to say. He’s also almost a little too self-deprecating but it’s genuine so I can understand it. He talks about the way George Steinbrenner treated him in Zim’s final year in New York and it really sucks that he’d act like he did. Things like pulling Zim’s company car, accusing him of leaking a story to a baseball writer, George King, and canning an idea to produce Zim bobbleheads depicting him wearing an Army helmet make Steinbrenner sound really spiteful and small.

Also, he tells of how Steinbrenner (more…)

MLB.com Brings the Leverage! *yawn*

In a move that evidences how devoted to they Yankees, Major League Baseball is MLB.com’s lead story today is on Brett Gardner and the fact that he spent the offseason perfecting his bunting in hopes of being the opening-day starter in New York. The Yankees are the last team who need the attention, and Brett Gardner, at 26 is not in anyway an exciting prospect. The only thing interesting about him is that he might be one of the rare players developed by New York to become a regular starter.

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Another Political Misstep for that Blundering Fool Farouk Shami

Farouk Shami opened his mouth again. Naturally his minute shot at being Texas’s next Governor further diminished. What bothers me about this man is his arrogance. He thinks just because he is wealthy that he knows something about America, Farouk ShamiAmerican people and Texas. In fact he’s just a sheltered rube who is finally going to learn that, outside his internal group of yes-men and social suck-ups his views are ridiculous and quite bluntly stupid. (more…)

Breaking Down the Comparisons Between Lindsey Vonn and Michael Phelps

Lindsey VonnTake a second and Google “Vonn the Next Phelps” (without the quotations). I did, and I got 73,400 hits! Granted many of those aren’t discussing whether or not Lindsey Vonn is the next Michael Phelps. But the whole first page is with Yahoo! and NBC among those chiming in. Let’s get one thing straight. Vonn is not, can not, and will not be the next Michael Phelps. I’ll breakdown why that is after the break. (more…)