Archive for December, 2007

Sorry to Disappoint.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31, 2007 by Patrick

Sorry to disappoint my 3 or 4 loyal readers, but I have decided that all of sport is far too broad a topic for me to cover without going insane.  Thus, I have established a Manchester United blog so I could focus in on something a little more narrow.  For those of you who care, it is called RedsUnite.  Stop by and see what you think.

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The Paint: NBA Knowledge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2007 by Patrick
  • Boston beat Sacramento 89-69 to kick off its west coast swing.  The Celtics are now 23-3 for the fourth time in team history.  Apparently, last night was the first time in ELEVEN years the Celtics have beaten the Kings.  (The Coffin Corner)
  • Chris Paul gave the Grizzlies the business.  40 points, 5 rebs, 9 assists and 5 steals.  (Give Me The Rock)
  • The Hawks are now officially done rebuilding.  They’ve won five straight for the first time since ’99.  (The Big Lead)
  • The Miami heat are G-A-R-B-A-G-E.  They lost by 11 to the laughable Sixers last night.  The Heat are the worst team in the east, looking up at the Knicks.  Shaq put up 5 points and 10 boards and Wade got blown by like Greg Paulus last night.  J-Will said he’s a high priced prostitute.  It’s rebuilding time in Miami.  (Depressed Fan)
  • New coach, same team.  Chicago Interim coach Pete Myers’ first assignment was a tough one.  Bulls lose to the Spurs 94-79.

Football Legends: Steven Gerrard

Posted in Football Legends, Soccer with tags , , , on December 26, 2007 by Patrick

While I staunchly disagree, I understand Americans resistance to soccer. All the domestic teams are rubbish and the game itself is seldom mentioned on our media outlets. Without exposure to quality footballers there will be no interest. Thus, I present Football Legends, a weekly series introducing you to phenomenal international footballers.

As a Man U supporter, it is difficult to enjoy the performances of Liverpool players. But one would have to be blind to miss the quality of Liverpool captain and savior Steven Gerrard.

The Pitch: Soccer Knowledge

Posted in Soccer, The Pitch with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2007 by Patrick
  • It has not been a holly, jolly holiday for Newcastle United. (NUFC Blog)
  • Manchester United eased past Sunderland 4-0. Footballocks has the highlights.
  • Chelsea loses Carvalho and A. Cole to suspension; Lampard to injury. Draw 4-4 to Aston Villa at home. I love every second of it. (Premiership Latest)
  • Everton is looking very good this year, winning 2-0 against Bolton. (The Bolton News)
  • Steven Gerrard managed to spare Liverpool the embarrassment of losing to Derby. Too bad. (This is Anfield)
  • Tottenham Spurs may be a solid side now. They destroyed Fulham 5-1. (Caught Offside)
  • David Hirshey anoints Manchester United the early winners of the “Hedonism Cup.”  (Deadspin)

The Ballpark: MLB Knowledge

Posted in baseball, The Ballpark with tags , , , , on December 26, 2007 by Patrick
  • Roger Clemens is going on the offensive. His lawyers are launching their own investigation. He wil also talk with reporters. (ESPN) (My Pinstripes)
  • Murray Chass breaks down the Yankees’ pursuit of Johan Santana, their luxury tax situation and relative economic progress in the Bronx. (New York Times) (MLB Trade Rumors)
  • Baseball Musings is less than pleased with the Florida Marlins attempt to replace Miguel Cabrera. Apparently Luis Castillo doesn’t quite fill Cabrera’s shoes. (Baseball Musings)

The Hashmarks: NFL Knowledge

Posted in Football, The Hashmarks with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2007 by Patrick
  • Apparently, some people think Phillip Rivers would be better served to keep quiet. (Signal to Noise)
  • Tom Coughlin would be advised to just let this weekend’s drubbing happen. (Giants Football Blog)
  • Jim Quirk will break you. (BallHype)
  • Your week 17 injuries of consequence. (Dr. U Fantasy Football)
  • The NFL is getting into horticulture. (ESPN)
  • The Patriots are still the best team ever. 49ers…not quite as bad as previously thought. (Football Outsiders)
  • No shoe-in’s for coach of the year this season. (NFL Gridiron Gab)

The Paint: NBA Knowledge

Posted in Basketball, The Paint with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2007 by Patrick

What you should know this morning:

  • Scott Skiles got canned by the Chicago Bulls. I guess that’s easier than releasing half the team. (Blog a Bull)
  • Andrew Bynum had the game of his career as the Lakers topped the Suns. (Slam Online)
  • The streak is still alive. Portland beat the Sonics to make it 11. (Michael Barrett’s Blog)
  • The Miami Heat are horrible. Cleveland…slightly better. (Slam Dunk Central)
  • The impact of Bobby Simmons on the Milwaukee Bucks. (Brew Hoop)
  • Trevor Ariza gave Grant Hill a poster for Christmas.