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1. Harvey Two-Face

So Matt Harvey dictates how many innings he’s going to pitch towards the end of the season…THEN said he didn’t want the ball to start the NLDS…THEN claims to have forgotten a mandatory practice because of ummm traffic.  Seems that Matt is more princess than Ace and his act is becoming tiresome in New York.  Just think if he pitches GAME 3 like he does against the Marlins – New York is no place to be when the pimps and C.H.U.D.S want a piece of you.  Be careful Harvey, you could be traded to the Rockies.


Jonathan Villar and George Springer (PHOTO: Al Bello/Getty Images)

2. Houston Has No Problem

The #MLBPostseason kicked off last night and the Houston Astros launched 2 bombs, both on 1st pitches, to beat the Yankees.  Eventually losing 3-0, it is the 3rd time the Yankees have been shut out at home in a winner-take-all post-season game.  We are watching the progression of MoneyBall with a team that likes to spend $$$.  Analytics has changed the way the manager and GM interact, situational awareness, player evaluation and is all over organization’s scouting reports – of course it doesn’t hurt when you’ve had the number 1 draft pick several years in a row – however, it makes watching the Astros compelling to watch – more so because up next is the Royals who play the game the complete opposite of the Long-Ball Astros.

  • 9 awesome things about the Astros The Astros will look to return to the World Series for the first time since 2005 and secure the first world championship in franchise history. They will open a five-game series against the Royals on Thursday in Kansas City.  Here are nine awesome things about the Houston Astros…(continue reading)

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 1969, file photo, a black cat stands in front of the Chicago Cub's dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in New York. They were in New York, their lead over the Mets down to 1 1/2 games when a black cat crawled out of the Shea Stadium grandstand, looped once around Ron Santo in the on-deck circle, then stopped and stared at fiery manager Leo Durocher in the dugout for what seemed like an eternity. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

3. From Cursed to First?

There’s another Wild Card game tonight and some say it is unfortunate that the Cubs and Pirates are playing so soon – those same people that say that, think these are the two best teams.  Maybe, but it doesn’t feel like somebody knows something we should know and we should go with that somebody – it feels like it has already been written.  The Cubs have a good team, but surely something will happen – it has to right?!  Let’s look deep into the crystal ball and remember…diddly-doo…diddly-doo…diddly-doo….

  • A sad-sack history: The Half-Dozen ‘Cubbiest’ Moments Ever – Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he doesn’t believe in ”any of that stuff.”  That’s easy for him to say, since Maddon wasn’t around for any of it.  But the goat curse, the black-cat curse, the curse of Bartman and all their mutations combined can’t explain the century-and-counting World Series drought, can it? (continue reading)

4. Houston Chronicles

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will increase Arian Foster’s workload for his game against the Colts this Thursday.  They have to right?  Being 1-3 doesn’t leave you with many options – especially after a 27pt beat-down in Atlanta on Sunday.  A score that could have been a lot worse!  Houston has issues, issues that now include the QB position – as Brian Hoyer came in to assist with Texans getting any points at all.

So everyone is talking about Andrew Luck and the Colts escaped against the Jaguars and littering and littering and littering and…Sorry, Flashback.  So the Colts are -1.5pt favorite tomorrow night and everyone is all over the Colts.  Not so fast my friend!  There is a little stat that has been a family secret for decades that you’ll want to know about – the team that got beaten-down the worst the previous week, covers the next week 85% of the time!  Houston is at home, the family secret stat, Andrew Luck has a shoulder problem the Colts are now denying (Insider-Trading, tampering with the injury report, etc…) and the Thursday Night Home team rarely loses, unless the visitor is a superior team.  Nothing I have seen from the Colts says they are superior to the Texans – make mine Houston ALL-DAY baby!


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5. I’m Tiger Woods and Now I Have Cable

That ol’grey mare she aint what she used to be… and neither is Tiger.  If those were the women he was hanging around with in the beginning, no wonder he became a sex-addict – wooof!  But this photo was 19 years ago when Tiger won his first of 79 PGA events, beginning at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, defeating Davis Love III in a playoff.

A lot has changed since those salad-days and Coleman McDowell of Golf.com wants us to reminisce:

Major Winners

Masters: Nick Faldo (Augusta National)
U.S. Open: Steve Jones (Oakland Hills)
British Open: Tom Lehman (Royal Lytham & St. Annes)
PGA Championship: Mark Brooks (Valhalla Golf Club)

No. 1 Ranked Player

Greg Norman. The Shark was in the midst of a historic run atop the rankings. He took the No. 1 spot from Nick Price in June of 1995 and held on for almost two full years before ceding the top position to Tom Lehman in April of 1997 for all of one week. Norman would regain the top rank for two months before, guess who!, Tiger Woods took it from him for the first of his 11 runs as the world No. 1.

Tiger’s World Ranking

Entering the Las Vegas Invitational, Woods was ranked 221st in the World Rankings. After his win, he vaulted to 75th. Fast-forward to 2015, and Woods had tumbled down to 331st, his lowest year-end rank since 1995.

Purses

Woods didn’t crack $300,000 for his maiden victory. In comparison, Ben Martin won the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (the same tournament as Tiger) and won $1.12 million. Jim Furyk won almost 50 percent of Woods’ earnings after withdrawing from the Tour Championship and claiming his 30th place winnings in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Jordan Spieth’s Age

When Tiger had won his first event, Spieth had just turned three years old. Now, the 22-year-old has two major wins and is the heir apparent to Tiger.

 

Tuesday Dreg

3 strikes…

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The Sunshine Scooter, Star of College Gameday

For me it’s a rite of Autumn.  it takes me back to the bucolic days of my youth.  Father and I rising early from our slumber to nourish ourselves while enjoying a delightful pre-game show before bearing witness to the Buffaloes of Colorado.  Before Chris Fowler, there was Tim Brando (LSU alum), and for the next 25 years, Fowler was the Conductor of the Circus,  Lee Corso the Tiger.  It would be difficult for College Gameday to be the symbolic torch it is, without Fowler’s hand, and now we learn the torch is passing.

Reece Davis is a football man and is always welcome at this table.  The rumor was that Reece was flirting with leaving the “Worldwide Leader”.  So in the Judgement of Soloman, Fowler moved on from hosting to do what he had the leverage of wanting all along (documenting live events) – meanwhile Reece moves up the ladder and no longer has to do play-by-play on Thursdays, or spend time babysitting Lou Holtz and Mark May. Win-Win!  Both armed with new contracts that carry each past 2020, ESPN has 5 more years of scrutinous research.

You wonder if this is just the beginning of changes for College Football’s Pre-cursory entertainment, because how much longer can Corso go on?  Maybe the issue is not so much the changing of roles or schedules, its about starting over with a new cast.   Besides Corso, it will not be long before Herbstreit also agrees that doing a show in the morning, hopping on a plane, then flying to the prime-time game is too much.  Aside from Fowler stepping aside, this will be the last time we see Corso and Herbstreit together.  The Gang’s no longer here.

For me, I will still wake up every autumnal Saturday morning and watch Gameday.  Just as I did before, except now I am the Father, and maybe my son will stake the same memories of Saturday mornings with his children for another 25 years, remembering what it was like when….


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Aisle Six, Next to the Sympathy Cards…

Living the sequel to Brewster’s Millions

Ahhhh New York City, where the upright mobile swine walk freely amongst the pimps and the C.H.U.D.S. – if you find yourself in the middle of this urban swamp – just say you are sophisticated millionaires from the Ozarks – that should buy you sometime to blend in, or so I’m told.

Wolves generally do not consider the opinions of sheep and yet all Jimmy Dolan has done is commit  a serious crime against nature by allowing himself to be taken down by sheep.  They say Jimmy Dolan is not a communist.  He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star!

Dolan is nothing more than a chihuahua in pimps clothing and a bastard son of a father’s empire, acting as nothing more than a steward – ignoring the lighthouse, as the rocky shore draws closer.  That’s the thing about stewards isn’t it – they never posses the wherewithal to build anything of their own or how to lead.  They are merely plagiarists of someone else’s hard work.

The Knicks are not just his team, they are an heirloom to generations of long suffering basketball fans that play in the Mecca of the sport.  Fans grow weary of his shenanigans, and Jimmy with his ego larger than his stature, let’s his alligator mouth overload his jaybird ass.  Congratulations Jimmy, the hyenas are awake and its only 2:30pm, a few hours until sunset – you better have a good plan because everyone knows that when night falls, that’s when the crazies come out, and those coked-out-meth-heads, disguised as sheep, will be looking to rape the penguins along the duckboards of your sinking (owner)ship.

Here’s the email that was sent to Dolan:

Subject: I have been a knicks fan since 1952

At one stage I thought that you did a wonderful thing when you acquired EVERYTHING from your dad. However, since then it has been ALL DOWN HILL. Your working with Isaiah Thomas & everything else regarding the Knicks. Bringing on Phil Jackson was a positive beginning, but lowballing Steve Kerr was a DISGRACE to the knicks. The bottom line is that you merely continued to interfere with the franchise.

As a knicks fan for in excess of 60 years, I am utterly embarrassed by your dealings with the Knicks. Sell them so their fans can at least look forward to growing them in a positive direction Obviously, money IS NOT THE ONLY THING. You have done a lot of utterly STUPID business things with the franchise. Please NO MORE.

Respectfully,

[Aaron Bierman’s dad]

Dolan’s reply:

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 8:15 PM, James Dolan <JDOLAN@cablevision.com> wrote:

Mr Bierman

You are a sad person. Why would anybody write such a hateful letter. I am.just guessing but ill bet your life is a mess and you are a hateful mess. What have you done that anyone would consider positive or nice. I am betting nothing. In fact ill bet you are negative force in everyone who comes in contact with you. You most likely have made your family miserable. Alcoholic maybe. I just celebrated my 21 year anniversary of sobriety. You should try it. Maybe it will help you become a person that folks would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting.for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you.

Respectfully

James Dolan


strike 3

A Fridge to Far

Trent Richardson, July 2015

Trent Richardson – my goodness, were you trying to gain weight to get on disability? Is that why you had trouble finding the hole? Does your girlfriend know you suffer from that condition? Is there treatment for that?  Keep it up and you’ll be known as the first round draft pick that now washes hisself with a rag-onna stick.  Your ass might get its own congressman.

How do you get out of shape, AND gain 25lbs, during the season?!  Remember when you claimed to the media that you did not have a weight problem and you were running extra sprints after practice?  You’re probably a sensitive guy and do not like the criticism and did not take getting benched too well.  You said it would be the last time, after being moved to 3rd string, behind Herron and some dude bagging groceries for the Bengals game; only to be benched again the next week in Denver.  Then followed up by a two game suspension from the team – how do you do that?  That’s like Josh Gordon getting popped for a drug test drinking alcohol.

Maybe you need a position change from Running Back to Left Out.  I bet the Colts cut you soon.  Suffering from the hurt, you will go to the nearest Long John Silver’s and eat all their shrimp and hush puppies.  They will have to close until they can restock.  Then in an effort to get back into the league you will work out with Jamarcus Russell and become addicted to Purple Drank.  No one signs you in the off-season.  So you start a detective agency from your van, solving mysteries.  You’ll wear your Sherlocky-Holmes hat solving crimes when you overhear someone snicker about how ridiculous you look.  Only to close down your agency and move back to Alabama, dunking Krispy Kremes into your Purple Drank watching old college re-runs – but Trent what will you do the rest of the 23.4 hrs remained in the day?