Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Tex-rrific Christmas!!

I'm more speechless today than I was after Sunday night's Giants game against the Panthers.

The Yankees continued to make a HUGE splash this baseball offseason by landing another big fish; this time in the form of All Star 1B Mark Teixeira.
It took me a few hours, but I think I finally got the spelling of his name right. For the rest of this blog, I'll just stick with calling him Tex.

This is clearly a win-win situation for the Yankees as they get a stellar defense player and run producer (.300 AVG, 30 HRs and 110 RBIs) for the next 8 years, while punching the Red Sox management in the face with the signing. The Red Sox made it clear this offseason that Tex was their top priority. Well, so much for that.

It's been a long time - since Don Mattingly retired in 1995 - that the Yankees had a solid defensive player at 1B. In his 6 year MLB career, Tex has only 39 errors and an awesome .995 fielding percentage. That's phenomenal!!
Welcome to New York, Tex.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Big Game on Sunday

Sunday against the Panthers is an important game for the Giants.

Win and they're the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC

Win and they secure an IMPORTANT first round bye.

Win and they have home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

After the first 6 games of the year, the Giants - according Elias Sports Bureau - are the first team to play 10 straight games against teams with a winning record. That's a tough - as tough as any other team in NFL history - stretch there. And through eight of those games, the Giants have won 6 of 8. That's pretty good in my book. Despite how they've looked the last two games of the season.
You could say these 2 losses have to do with the loss of Plaxico Burress and I'll respond by saying it has more to do with the loss of Brandon Jacobs to his annual injury breakdown. The lose of Plax is definitely tough, but the team isn't running the ball like it did earlier in the season without Jacobs and the team has seemingly abandoned the run for long periods of times during the last 2 games. They haven't and aren't going to win games simply by depending on the pass.
Sure, the Giants haven't looked good in the last two games, but I'm confident that with Jacobs and a number of other starters coming back from injury - including Fred Robbins - that the Giants will beat the Panthers this Sunday night.
This is a BIG GAME.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcome to New York ... C.C. and A.J.

It was a good day for the Yanks and their fans today.

I liked what C.C. Sabathia had to say in his joint press conference and - speaking of joints - loved what A.J. Burnett had to say. That guy is so burnt, I'm going to love him.

He said today to YES's Kim Jones that he joined the Yankees because he wanted to be like M.J. -- Michael Jordan for those of you playing at home - and put up 6 fingers for the number of championships he won - like Jordan did shortly after he won his 6th NBA Championship. That's awesome.

He's bold. He's straightforward. He's cool and he's soooo burnt. Forget A.J....His nickname henceforth is M.J. (for both Jordan and Mary Jane).
Move over Joba. I love A.J. Burnett.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Bad Day

It's been a bad day for me. My financial advisor notified me today that I lost $1.2 billion last week in a Ponzi Scheme. (insert tongue in cheek here.)
Guess I have to keep my shitty job.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Odd Headline of the Day

I saw this headline on CNN.com today and thought it was a little odd:

Nude models strip to protest low pay

Shouldn't they keep their clothes on if they are protesting their low pay??

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Welcome to N.Y....Carsten Charles Sabathia

Carsten Charles Sabathia, otherwise known as C.C. Sabathia reportedly has signed a 7 year, $160 contract with the Yankees today. Wow. He's going to look good in pinstripes.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Entertain Me...

...with something other than the Plaxico Burress shooting.

Madmen – A friend of mine recommended it a few weeks ago and the wife and I have watched 5 episodes of Season 1 so far and really like it.

Click – Great movie. I always thought it would suck and avoided it like the plague. I saw it on TV a couple weeks ago and decided to tape it. Great, great movie. It was a little dusty in the room at the end.

Sunshine – Okay movie, but I got tired of it and turned it off halfway through.

Bloodsucking Fiends – I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s a superb book. I just love the way that Christopher Moore writes. He’s unlike any other writer I’ve ever seen before.

Here’s an example: And Tommy might have starved in Paris, if a cursory inspection of the Volvo had not revealed that it would not survive the dampness of the drive."

....meaning, his volvo couldn't drive across the ocean to paris because it would get wet. There are just so many things about that sentence that are so awesome and make him one of the most unique writers I've read before.

Pushing Daisies – I heard the other day that ABC is cancelling this superb show. F you ABC. Along with Friday Night Lights and Arrested Development this is another creative show that never caught on with the larger, reality-obsessed ingrates who live in America.

The Annual Guinea Pig Dinner - Along with two other couples, we spent Saturday night with Smelmooo and Tangent Woman at their annual Guinea Pig dinner. Thanks guys, the food was excellent.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'll Take His Sloppy Seconds

I'm listening to NHL commish Gary Bettman - the man who killed the sport - talk to Mike Francesca on WFAN and I just can't believe what he's saying.

How is Sean Avery suspended for 6 games for saying that another NHL player is taking advantage of his "sloppy seconds". How is this inflammatory?

There are about 2,000 other things he could have said that were more inflammatory. I could type 10 things out right now he could have said that would have been worse.

This is coming from a toothless hockey player. Take a chill pill people...He's not speaking at the United Nations....And even if he was, it's nowhere near the story that some people are making it out to be.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Are you my Friend?

Are you my friend?

I'm not going to ask you to take a test on if you can take an educated guess about the things I like (Stephen King and video games) and the things I don't like (bug spray and suntan lotion).

I'll just ask a simple question:

If I shot myself in the leg, would you hide the gun and take me to the hospital?


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

See Ya P-money

I've been depressed for three days. ...

Plaxico let me down.

While he's always been a bit of a problem both on and off the field, I never expected him to be so dumb and bring a gun into public. Not to mention the fact that he brought two of his teammates - Antonio Pierce and Ahmad Bradshaw - into his clusterf#ck.

It's clear that he'll never play for the Giants again and after he figures out all of his legal troubles it's still unclear if he will ever play professional football again. ... I hope so.

I like Plaxico. He's a flawed figure and made a mistake....albeit a very dumb one. Hopefully this incident makes him see where he went wrong. We all deserve a second chance...even when we f%ck up royally like he did.
...and even after he was suspended from the Giants for the season and put on the trading block for my Giants team in Madden 09.