The Wednesday Dregs: or 6 things I think

1st bullet:

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The Associated Press is a joke, and has always operated as one.  Remember back in 2003 when they handed out a paper-weight to USC because of their pompous piety to standards/tradition and what not – eschewing the BCS notion of who was truly the #1 team – endorsing a lack of institutional control in Compton.  So, now that history has been written and the crystal football still resides where it has always been – we get the current AP poll.

Yes, history has been made with 10 SEC teams in the top 25 – sure, last week the SEC went 12-1 – (sorry Vanderbilt, you’re supposed to be SEC) – and so of course with one week of football being played we see Alabama moves up to #2, Notre Dame moves up to #9 — polls are stupid and should not be published until after week 5 – they are as outdated as the newspapers they are used to sell more of – can’t wait until after this week and the chaos it will cause – Mich.St v Oregon, LSU v MissSt, Oklahoma v Tennessee, USC v Idaho, etc….


2nd bullet:

On Monday night,this week,  this was on NBC, and all I could think about is how – how is this happening and why did anyone let Drew this?  All the what If’s aside, Has Drew not done enough? Mardi Gras King, Superbowl Champion, to crocodile wrestler?  He also jumped out of a helicopter – Crikey!  If you listen closely you can hear the theme of Indiana Jones in the background – Drew even got a tooth for good luck.


3rd bullet:

Ronda Rousey Road House

Yes, in real life Ronda Rousey is a badass – and yes she can be easy on the eyes – but why is Hollywood trashing the memory of Patrick Swayze?!  First, they remake Point Break – reread my thoughts about that here: and now they are re-making Roadhouse?!

Why is Hollywood continuing to redux movies that do not need updating?  There are only a handful of remakes that ever turned out decent, and that is because no one saw the original, or it was so outdated/long-ago that no one is sane, or alive enough to care anymore.   Remakes should only be like Ocean’s 11, The Fly, The Thing or Invasion of the Body Snatchers – movies remade from the 50’s.  Don’t want to be rude – be nice – ok, it has possibility, but I’m betting it will be a Double Deuce – two things!


4th bullet:

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This is last night’s perfect lineup and we had several targeted for lineups that ca$hed, on this list.  Keep up to date with us for your baseball needs on Tuesday and Friday nights – you can also use the information for the games in between those days using our WAVE number.


5th bullet:

Word is, Americans will bet, mostly-illegally, $95 billion dollars on professional and college football this year – so says the global gaming research firm – Global Compliance…who knew one of those existed.  But that amount would be the largest in the world and is more revenue than the NFL.  So think if it was legal – Global Compliance says that would mean $12.4 billion in estimated annual revenue.  I am not gonna pretend I know enough of the logistics or how to make that happen, but it is mind-boggling.

I’ll stick with giving advice like I did last weekend that gave my attorney an extra $600+ because I told him to take Temple – he did, he won.  Now Penn State has literally buried their game-footage and we still started off the season being 90% accurate straight up and 76% ATS – thats picking up where we left off, eh?!


6th bullet:

ESPN unleashes a report that ties all the Patriots have done into a nice little package, from SpyGate to DeflateGate – and the digital-ether explodes!  Really, how is this all still news – we knew this already – we have discussed it at length in this space, and not just the Patriots but all the cheaters – where is all this outrage coming from?

Roger Goodell going on Mike and Mike and then the Lebatard Show – tells me this all on purpose by the NFL.  Hizzoner couldn’t get a judge to uphold his suspension of Brady, so they help give birth to a smear campaign, littered with innuendo and rumor.  Where are all the facts and proof of SpyGate and all that stuff – OHHH that’s right, Hizzoner DESTROYED all that information – hmmmmmm….

It didn’t stop Bill Simmons from going off on twitter yesterday tho:

Finished OTL piece. Agree w/ theory that Goodell’s DeflateGate botching was a crazed overreaction to his bizarre Spygate performance. But…

Not sure what to make of the sour grapes stuff. Sure seems like everyone who ever lost to 2001-07 Pats now has a built-in excuse for failure

Also doesn’t explain the Patriots’ ongoing success from game 2 2007 through SB 49 which mirrored their success from 2001 thru game 1 2007.

I’m just happy the 2001 Steelers can blame stolen signals for losing and not their special teams breakdown or Kordell shitting the bed.

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And I’m happy for Rams – who scored a TD on their only SB36 red zone appearance but can now blame the Pats for stealing red zone signals.

And I’m happy for the Eagles – who fell apart down stretch in SB39 like they did in 20 other McNabb/Reid games but now have a good excuse.

And I’m happy for the Colts – who kept blowing big games to NE until Polian got the NFL to change the passing rules, but now have an excuse.

And I’m happy for Carolina – went 14-18 in the seasons before & after SB38, heavy underdogs in 03 playoffs, but somehow robbed of a title.

Playin’ in the DiRT

It’s Time To Give /r/NBA The Respect It Deserves

It’s Playoff Basketball – and before we break down the West – because who cares about the East – how ’bout a shout out, too possibly the greatest division in the history of the NBA – The Great Southwest!  All 5 teams in the Southwest division made the playoffs, and all above .500.  Sure the 2006 Central division sent 5 teams to the playoffs but 2 were at .500 and one was below – making this years Southwest division the greatest of all time – Congrats to: Houston, Memphis, San Antonio, Dallas and New Orleans.

So, who will make it out of the first round? Let’s plug some numbers into the DiRT Canon Supa-Computa and see.

  • Anthony Davis just had a crash-course in what playoff basketball is like when they needed a win, and got one against a motivated Spurs team that did not want to fall to the #6 seed.  For the Warriors it means gearing up to play meaningful basketball again – like a cat playing with a ball of yarn, that now has to remember to go back out and kill a bird.  New Orleans does not have enough around “The Brow” to upset the Warriors, and if G-State takes care of the ball, this is over in 5 – 6 tops.
  • Solid MVP candidate Harden has not done so well in his last three playoff, shooting below 40%.  These teams do not like each other and only .5 separates them in point differential, Rockets with the edge.  The danger for the Rockets is if Dallas can extend the series, the longer this goes, the higher the probability the Mavericks win.  I really want to see Harden v Curry, and the Supa-Computa agrees with Rockets in 5.
  • How do you ever pick against the Spurs – the inevitable sunset seems to last forever, and thankfully so, because this series will be awesome.  Both teams that would be threats to Golden State, play each other and too beat each other up – opening that possible door to a finals berth.  Sure, Paul and Jordan have been playing really well lately, and this is the reward they get – the champs.  It doesn’t seem fair, but if the Clippers were ever gonna prove they belong – this is the time to earn it – knock-out the champ.  I’m not picking against the Spurs, but the Supa-Computa is, Clippers in 7.
  • This series could be summed up as – which team gets out alive, and who gets put out of their misery.  It’s a M*A*S*H* unit for both teams.  It’s so bad, that one of them asked if Beckwith could still play the point.  Memphis seems to be the healthier team and Portland went 0-4 against the Grizz.  Home court will be the advantage, and either team will be a 2nd round sacrifice – and it’s Bear season – Memphis wins.

 ummmm…

Robinson Cano

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For $240 million dollars, you’d think Robinson Cano could afford to pay attention, and no one will argue that the Mariners are paying him for his base-running skills – but C’Mon Man!  It was the second out of the inning that would have given the Mariners bases loaded – hindsight is 20/20 they say and who knows if that would have made the difference in the Dodgers winning 5-2.  But Seriously!


 Speaking of boneheads…


What is it about, watered-down-over-priced beer, and cozy seats in the outfield, that brings two men together in a warm embrace.  If your plan is to unleash your inner-hockey-goon, then you gotta do a better job of bringing it, than that.  Plus, A(f)Rod hit his 656th HomeRun last night – it’s gonna be so much fun…the Yankees, contractually have to pay A-Rod $6m when he gets to 660 – but they have refused to do so…BOOM goes the Dynamite!


 #COMEBACKHAWKS

This is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and most of you may not care, but what you missed was some good ‘Ockey – as they say up north, eh.  The Blackhawks were down 0-3 and came back to tie the game – extend it for two more periods of free ‘ockey, to win it, 4-3.  Now the question for the ‘Hawks is, do you start the goalie that was playing in the minors most of the year – who replaced Crawford after giving up 3 so quick – another start?  Marinate on that and watch the blue-line-esque blast of Duncan Keith, to win the game:


No right-minded ‘ockey fan wants to see a team from Nashville win anything, eh?


There are only 4 MLB games tonight – so it’s a crap shoot to play – but if you’re gonna, stick with the TB/TOR game.  Here is how Vegas breaks it all down:

PHI

WAS -133 O/U 6.5


 

TB

TOR -113 O/U 8


 

MIA

NYM -114 O/U 7


 

AZ

SF -164 O/U 6.5

I believe that PHI, TB, MIA and AZ will all win.