Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Wish List

Here are the top 10 things I'm hoping to get this year:

1. A rematch with the Pistons the year we should have won the championship. Reggie's final days, a lock down defender, the deepest bench in the league. It doesn't get any better than that, only to have some a-hole from the D throw a beer at Artest and then all hell breaks loose.

2. An opposing coach to kick Belicheat in the balls instead of the post-game handshake.

3. The return to prominence of college basketball in the Hoosier state. IU is in the top 15 along with Butler. Now if Matt Painter can just get the 'Boilers back on track. (By the way, I don't count Notre Dame as an Indiana school, Chi-town can have them).

4. Isiah Thomas to be fired by the Knickerbockers of New York and never be heard from again.

5. Stephen A. Smith to shut the hell up.

6. To be able to stream Mark and Slick call the Pacers games.

7. Obviously, the Horse to beat the Patriots by 50 as Peyton Manning sits the entire second half. And then go on to destroy the Cowboys and everyone can shut the hell up about Tony Romo being the next Brett Favre.

8. Bob Sanders to make Tom Brady cry.

9. Larry Legend to suit up just once for the Blue and Gold.

10. For the Zoo and I to replace Quinn and that other cat (who sucks by the way) as broadcast announcers for your Indiana Pacers.

Happy Holidays Ya'll

the Dude

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Marquis came through with a quite 26 and the pacers beat the 76ers thanks to a strong run to end the 3rd quarter. J.O. had a solid game and so did Mike D. We now sit in the sixth playoff spot and are actually one win from being tied for the fourth spot. Thanks to the typically weak Eastern Conference, if we can stay just above .500 we should be able to contend for that fourth spot, which includes home court advantage in the first round. It looks like Boston, Detroit and Orlando should be consistent enough to pull the top three spots. But you also got to expect the King to lead Cleveland back into contention.
Well, Tinsley sat out with a minor injury and Andre Owens got the start. Who? Andre Owens from Houston. Houston? yes, Houston. And that is why Marquis got so many minutes. And Quis goes off and we get the W. This team seems to be just erratic enough to cover its own ass. For example, J.O. goes out and we win a bunch of games. Mike D. has been strong lately. We have 5 players averaging double digits in scoring and Mike D. is the highest with just over 17 a game. And we still got Diogu in the hopper. It feels like if we could just get our stuff together a bit more we could really get over the .500 bizness and into the danger zone.

new poll question at the bottom. first one was a gimme...


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cheats and the Cheating Cheaters who Cheat

No, I'm not talking about the "hoodie" or his cheating organization, yet. This time I'm referring to all those losers who got popped by the Mitchell Report. Clemens, Pettite (sp?), and the like who, rather than own up to what they did, lie until the very last minute and then somehow blame the media or make up some other lame-ass excuse for their lack of moral judgement. Clemens won't admit that he has juiced, even though at 38 years old was putting up as good if not better numbers than he did in his twenties, and his head is the size of some small nations. Pettite admitted, kind of to his use of HGH. He claims it was just twice and only to recover from an injury quickly to help out his needy team. Well isn't that heroic of him. Apparently, we've forgotten all definitions of the term cheating. If it gives you an unfair advantage, this includes a faster injury recovery time Senor Pettite, than your opponents may have, it's cheating. Cut and dry, black and white. The win at all costs mentality of our society long ago crossed the line of right and wrong, but now we are supposed to feel bad for those who chose to take the easy way out? Tripe!! Not this guy. You work extremely hard to win, and if and when you do, you do it with class and professionalism (take notes Patsies). I suspect that in the coming weeks more baseball players will admit half heartily to their 'roid use, and try and make us feel sorry for them. But don't fall for it. Why? Because, as the saying goes "Cheaters never win and winners never cheat!"

On a side note, if any of you out there have not seen the young Portland Trailblazer team play, do so. I know that this is a Naptown blog, and there ain't no one who can ever accuse me of being a sellout, but that team is fun. They play hard and with an enthusiasm rarely seen in pro sports. We beat them here and will do so again, no doubtingly in the Fieldhouse, but I'll root for them in every one of there other games, and do so passionately and without remorse. By the way, they do have 2 Naptowners on the team in Greg Oden and Josh McRoberts, although the latter is a Carmelite, we'll still claim him. Zup. BRRS

the Dude

Monday, December 17, 2007

Knick 'em in the garden

well we beat the knicks in the garden. in days not so removed from today, that would have been a big deal that probably would have involved some heroics from #31. but times have changed and now we're talkin #7, #11, #33, and tonight it was #17, Mike D. bouncin with 36, and 27 of that in the second half. i think we're a little inconsistent overall, but still, with a little more time together this team could gel quite well. I don't wanna get excited over a W over the knicks, but i feel like soon we might break this flirtation with .500 and become a tough team that might scare some top seeds in the playoffs.....always the optimist i am, and, well, the colts are gonna win the super bowl, so... NAPTOOOOOOOOOOWN!!!

2 IN 1

Well, well, well, we got 2 wins in 1 day by a total of 10 points! horse 21-14 in a close one against a mediocre team in the raiders and pacers 106-103 over the struggling heat. a win is a win is a win is a win. i gotta say jamaal is lookin fresh! i go so back n forth on him but this year has been more forth than back. him and DG seem to be running the most minutes for the team. yeah, DG is danny granger, he showed us his muscles at the pacer-blazer game when we yelled his name right before he did a post game interview with stacy paetz. it was awesome. matt and lauren were there.
well, unfortunately today the O'Neal's collided and surprise! surprise! guess who got the worst of it...Yes, it was JO. who cant wait till Shaq is out of the league? this guy. The rules have changed because of him. and not for the better. Him and MJ have both been spectacular players that the league has fallen in love with, or I should say has fallen in love with the money they bring in, and therefore these players have been catered to. the result being a sport based on capital rather than competition. don't bet on the referees for sound judgement. ha! ha! ha!


Saturday, December 15, 2007


As usual every time I open a sports page, or get on Yahoo sports, or turn on the television all I hear about is the New England Patriots. I know that they are undefeated and probably won't lose one in the regular season, considering they play in the brutally pitiful AFC East, but I'm sick of it. I hate the Patsies for many different reasons, including the fact that they are our Colts nemesis, but the real reason I dislike them so much is their attitude toward sport and competition. They are winners, yes, but they do so with absolutely no class. They run up the score. Their cheating, smug coach blows off the opposing head coaches. And their pretty boy quarterback acts as if this is some sort of birth right. He smacks of some of the Northeast elitism that many complain about when politicians from that part of the country run for president. Somehow they have become the victims in the "Spygate" scandal. If you don't believe me just watch the Jets game tomorrow, as Belicheat and Co. will try and exact some sort of revenge for Mangini tattling on them in the season opener. They got caught cheating, they should own it. The fact that they have tried, and successfully some may say, to spin it and make themselves out to be the wronged party drives me nuts. They have a great owner, a good coach, and a great team. They should be celebrated by all. But they have chosen to lie, cheat, manipulate, and above all play the game with as little class as I have seen in any sport. If you ask me they are taking away from the game more than they are giving right now. So, we'll see if they can skate through the rest of this season unscathed, and then we will see if they can hang with the Colts in January. Hopefully, Karma will fulfill her obligation and they won't even sniff Phoenix in February. Go Horse!

the Dude

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ha...Laughable, Man

Sorry for the quote steal, Zoo, it's just too good. Laughable is that game against the Ravens. Yeah, the same team that shoulda, woulda, coulda beat the cheaters. "They didn't have their best corner." Well last I checked we haven't had arguably the best reciever of all time for most of the season and we still laid it on them. The game was over in the first five minutes. And I don't think that's exaggerating. Hey everyone in Chowdaville, are you nervous yet. Because, if you aren't you should be. Everyone knows it's hard to beat a team twice, especially if you haven't lost all year. And you can't stop the run. Plus, you have the winless Dolphins two weeks from now. Better not lose that one. We'll see you in January jerk-offs.(Sorry T, couldn't help that one).

Now to my man JT. I'm glad that apparently you didn't instigate this one. But, what the hell are you doing on west 38th at 3 in the a.m. Especially you. You've been down this road before and it only leads to idictments and lack of respect from the community. Which, by the way, you don't need either of. He's been the bright spot on our team this year. We don't need this. Believe me, I live in Portland, home of the "Jailblazers". You've got tons of cake, stay home, go to JO's club, but for the love of golf, stay out of places that attract trouble.

the Dude

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bang bang

sooooo...we get a solid win against a good team in the Magic and then we got the Cavs comin up and inbetween Tinsley gets involved in a little bang bang. Great. He might actually be one of the bright spots this season and then this. Well? Well, at least he's not running up the score, going for it on fourth and one, in field goal range with the game wrapped up (again). You know what...Don't Care!! Karma's a Female Canine. Ol' Sweatshirt Bill has it coming. on the other hand, i love the horse being under the radar. who made the pats nervous last week? The same team we smoked this week. Just like rollin' a double corona 'eh Guillermo?
I'm out

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Well, that's just, like, you're opinion, man

So we had a few comments on JO's recent 30 pt. explosion, and all I have to say is just wait. I'd be the first one back on the JO bandwagon if he can stay healthy and put up those numbers. On the other hand they did lose again, and Amare Stoudemire put up 42 pts and 30 some odd rebounds on him. All I'm sayin' is sometimes you gotta cut bait. And in my opinion it's time to do that while we can still get something for him. Every team in the NBA needs a superstar. He was ours, now not so much. And we don't necessarily have one waiting in the wings either. That's how you build teams and contend to win titles. I'm just one man, who lives in Oregon, but that's what I truly think would help our somewhat floundering franchise. Don't get me wrong, I love this team, but as fans we gotta expect more than .500 seasons year after year.

Next...Is it just my Oregon bias or did Dennis Dixon get royally screwed by the Heisman Committee this week. He leading a decent team to a national title, then shreds a knee and all of the sudden you don't even invite him to New York. Classy, very classy. He would probably have won the Heisman going away had he stayed healthy and he only missed two and a half games. Plus look what the Ducks did without him. They were averaging 43 pts with him and now they are only averaging 18. That says enough for me. We all know that he can't and shouldn't win the award, but at least recognize the achievements he post throughout the year and invite him. In my book, it's a complete travesty that couldn't have happened to a more classy guy. Way to go, Heismann Committee. You just earned yourselves Brrnt of the Week.

the Dude

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Late Thoughts from the Blazers Game

We got the victory. And I'd have to say we looked pretty good in doing it. This being the first time I have seen the new-look Pacers, I liked what I saw. The up-tempo style really lets J.T. do his thing. He looks more comfortable and aggressive. It also allows Grainger and Dunleavey to get open looks early in the clock. This is in no way a championship contending team, but they play hard, and that's something that maybe has been lacking in past seasons. And they are doing all of this without J.O. They won 4 out of 5 without him, until losing to Seattle with him last night. I love him, but I really think it's time to get rid of him, while maybe we can get something for him. He's always hurt and so far this season he hasn't produce at all. He's a great person and from what I gather has been great in the community back in Nap, but it's time to go a different direction. I actually think that we play better without him, and the record reflects that.

So, now I have to give a little shout out to our fellow Pacer fans Matt and Lauren. I believe these to be the only fans that we have seen at every Blazers game and many of the Seattle games. Not to mention the plethera of games at the ole A&L sports pub here in P-town.

Now, to the Horse. Huge game this weekend in the Hoosier Dome. I think that our offense may finally be back on track, just in the nick of time. It looks like Marv is out until the playoffs, or at least the last game of the season. If he can get healthy and we can get some sort of home field advantage, we all of the sudden become extremely dangerous. Losing Freeney really hurts our D, but I have the utmost faith in the rest of the boys. We still have Mathis, Brock, and company, plus our LBs are healthy and our secondary may be the most underrated in the whole league. I'll tell you this, no one hits harder than our boys back there. We'll need them too, because the Jags traditionally run all over us. So, wherever you're watching the game tomorrow, send good thoughts, and be loud and proud. Go Horse. BRRS