Sunday, October 28, 2012


** The final game of the 2012 World Series may be played tonight, if Hurricane Sandy allows it. We may get to see some of the game, if Fox Network allows it. They'll be busy with "other things."

##  The broadcast team of Joe "Boring" Buck, Tim "Misguided" McCarver and Chris "Meaningless" Myers, will lead us thru the world of banality and useless stats.
##  The studio heads will show endless shots of the fans in the stadium, who, by the fifth inning, will be shivering so badly that they will be unable to hold their $12 beers steady.
## We will get on the field reports explaining a play that occurred 2 innings ago, since, if Fox doesn't explain it, it doesn't count.
## My favorite is the in-game, right-from-the-dugout, interview with the manager. In case you decide to forgo watching the game, I can tell you what will be said: 

 - "So-and-so is throwing the ball well tonight, but he's been doing that for us all year."
 - "He's really seeing the ball well. He's been a big part of our offense. I don't know where we'd be without him"
 - "This team has a lot of fight in them. They never give up. They've come back all season."
 - And finally, "Thanks, Tim. It was nice talking to you."
Does this sound familiar to you?
## At least Erin Andrews won't be around to show us her latest outfit. She had to be worth looking at, because she's wasn't worth listening to.

** Two good things are coming out of this Series:
The Tigers helplessness at the plate is making everyone forget the Yankees inability to hit.
We don't have to watch Jose Valverde's shenanigans on the mound any more.

** Stephen A. Smith has put his foot in his very large sarcastic mouth again. During a recent rant on ESPN's "First Take," he used the N-word. First, he denied using it. Then he said it was a "misunderstanding." Finally, he said that because he is from New York, he was speaking "...very, very fastily."  Fastily? When in doubt, make up a word. Just do it 'fastily.'

** Word is out that Joe Girardi called the public address announcer the first time he pinch-hit for A-Rod and asked him not to mention A-Rod's name when announcing the pinch hitter. His intent was to spare A-Rod as much embarrassment as he could. One NY sports writer made a big deal out of this, saying that Joe should have been paying attention to the game and not the public address system. I think that writer should pay attention to sports and not try to instigate a controversy where there isn't one. I thought that was a decent thing for Girardi to do.

I love it when people quote from my favorite movie, like this one from Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post:
" Anyone with a taste for old movies and the current New York Giants had to immediately conjure the money line from “The Cincinnati Kid” last week, Eli-as-Edward G. Robinson-as-Lancey Howard telling RG3-as-Steve McQueen-as-Cincinnati Kid: “You’re good, kid, but as long as I’m around, you’re only second-best.”

"The growing list of sponsors who have dropped Lance Armstrong now includes Nike, Oakley, Trek Bicycles, Anheuser-Busch, FRS sports drinks and Honey Stinger. Think of it as jumping off the brand-wagon"  -- RJ Currie
" The college basketball preseason polls are out. Indiana is ranked No. 1 and Creighton is No. 16. And the Kentucky freshman class is No. 3 in the NBA Eastern Conference."  -- Brad Dickson
"According to reports, the Philadelphia Phillies are interested in Alex Rodriguez. This would set up the biggest challenge of A-Rod’s career: trying to pick up women in the stands who are booing him."  -- Brad Dickson
"D-III Misericordia ( Pa.) is now 0-7 — including beatings of 70-0 and 67-0 — in its first season fielding a football team: "Misericordia, in Latin, means pity, compassion, mercy."  -- Phil Mushnick
"Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen, who drew a one-week suspension and $50,000 fine for an expletive-filled postgame tirade in the face of Air Force counterpart Troy Calhoun. As Wyoming was celebrating "Military Appreciation Day."  -- Dwight Perry
" A Sacramento TV anchor was on live TV outside of AT&T Park yesterday in San Francisco when he was, shall we say, mistaken for a statue by a seagull. Shame it wasn’t Tim McCarver or Joe Buck  -- Janice Hough  {Thank you Janice!  -- C Picasner}
 "The Raleigh News & Observer reports that North Carolina wideout Erik Highsmith got busted for plagiarizing a poultry-farming report.    Written by four 11-year-olds."  -- Dwight Perry


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