Tag:Doyel's Dribbles
Posted on: February 13, 2008 5:24 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2008 6:22 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: Today's word is mis-remember

Today's word of the day is "mis-remember."

The Rocket mis-fired in front of Congress. Apparently Dallas mis-remembered what a pain in the butt Jason Kidd was his first time around.

Apparently Indiana mis-remembered how big a slime ball Kelvin Sampson really is when they hired him.

Apparently Seattle mis-remembered that injuries to pitchers do happen in spring training when it decided to name Erik Bedard its opening day starter. (Why so early, chaps?)

Apparently Uno mis-remembered he's a beagle en route to winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

And apparently Roger Clemens remembered to use the word mis-remember during his testimonies today on Capitol Hill.

Funny thing about mis-remembering, you often end up remembering the oldest trick in the book at times. What's that, you ask? Why it's blaming your parents. Mama Clemens was the one shilling B12 shots to a young Clemens and Papa Pettitte was the HGH handler those "two times." You just never are too old to throw mom and pop under the bus for your mis-judgements.

 On to the best blogs ... around! (What a big news day edition)

Looking at the boards, it seems nearly everybody outside of DFW thinks the Mavs were swindled on the Jason Kidd trade. 3 reaZons From one big three to the next, Jason Kidd is back in Big D. speaks for the majority on this subject.

(Allow me to counter: Late first-round picks are probably the most worthless commodity in basketball. A first-round pick is always guaranteed while second-round picks don't have guaranteed deals. The talent divide between the person drafted 25th and 35th usually isn't that great so the Nets will now be on the hook to give guaranteed three-year deals to players who probably won't even pan out. Just throwing that out there.)

First Bobby Knight, now Kelvin Sampson? Dodds and Ends says Indiana should be ashamed and the writing is on the wall for Sampson.

CBS Sports.com Fantasy gurus can be so tardy in responding to your e-mails. That's where Bradyard's Backyard Sports Talk comes in. The blogger is here and ready to answer your Fantasy questions. Here's my Q: Riddle me this, what is average air speed velocity of an unladen swallow ... and which relief pitcher will come from nowhere in the AL to rack up a ton of saves?

Congratulations from the Wonderful World of Gonos (and Kay's Korner) to Ross Devonport. Our very on bloke won the Fantasy Golf Writer of the Year Award. Of course, his competition was ... nobody! I kid because I'm jealous.

If you think you can write better cutlines for photos than we do, check in on Shulaces. He has a funny picture-thingy worth commenting on.

The all-mighty Hendrick Motorsports has engine trouble. Screaming in Digital explains what the team's Harry Hogge told reporters.

***Do you like bracketology? If so, get a hobby. Or feed into your demons with accnodefense's excellent breakdown of the NCAA Tournament. ***

Prisco's Points says the Jags overpaid fullback Greg Jones. I say ask Larry Johnson what life has been like without Tony Richardson. Or Shaun Alexander how life was without Mack Strong. Or Eddie George how life was without Lorenzo Neil. These guys are the left tackles of the running game ... they should get paid, Pete.

Looking for some NL preview capsules to tide you over before pitchers and catchers report? NaterB's Junk Drawer is just your blog.

***indicates blog du jour

Posted on: February 11, 2008 5:56 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: Dog day edition

Since it's chic to use Appalachian State as the yardstick for big-time upsets (right, dook's buzz!?), we'll call Uno App. State and Paradox Michigan.

Let me explain.

We're coming to the end of the Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show (final judging will be reported at 11 p.m. ET, Tuesday) and we have ourselves a, to use the tired cliche, David vs. Goliaths showdown.

In the Goliaths' corner are a toy poodle, an Akita, Lhasa Apsos (and to think that in some countries these dogs are eaten) and other prestigious breeds like Paradox, the bull terrier.

But it's Uno who can make history tonight. That's because a beagle has never been presented best in show at any of the 100 Westminster events. According to the AP, no beagle had won the hound group since 1939, or 483 years, in dog years.

After being poked, prodded and judged (I don't think I could ever get used to being poked and prodded like that. I told my proctologist one time, "Why don't you take me out to dinner and a movie sometime?"), Uno is just a few rounds away from winning this whole shebang. Well, I think it's a few, I don't really understand how the WKC works, or really care to.

So go Uno and take down those snooty (I did just say it!) dogs in the Big Apple since after all, you're the App. State, the Giants, Gardner-Webb, Boise State and Texas State University all rolled into one.

OK, one more Buck Laughlin line: "I went to one of those obedience places once ... it was all going well until they spilled hot candle wax on my private parts."

Oh, and if Paris Hilton was a dog (uh, if, you say?), she'd look like the Afghan to the right (ka-zing!).

Wagging my fist!

 Start. On the community cover is a picture of a beagle named Eric (they didn't have any Uno photos on Getty or AP). I've never understood people who name dogs human names. I take that back, you can name a dog a human name, but it has to be a stripper/porn star human name. Like Chloe or Zoe or Brandy or Ivory or Candy or Cassidy or Sid. You don't name a dog Eric or Steve or Jennifer. That's weird. You name it Marley or Snickers or Minky or Alyssa Milano. So while I'm flattered a champion dog shares my name (and yes, will probably eat better than me tonight), let's get creative here dog owners. Over.

On to the best blogs ... around! (collegiate edition)    

Memphis plays in Conference USA. Conference USA isn't exactly the Big East. The Sideline asks, "who cares?" and says the Tigers are smart to stay in the mid-major, dummies.

Think Duke has some deal with the devil to make Cameron the ultimate homecourt advantage? You're wrong, really wrong. Those sorts of deals are made in Fayetville and Columbus, according to mythbuster Fiddle's Faddles

Pensive Musings on Boise St Football is talking about ... Boise State football. Its recruiting class, specifically. The program got a guy named Grimes, he plays defensive tackle. I'd like to be the first to call him Grimey.

Utah State's best win is vs. Bob's cousin, Oral Roberts. So why are they getting AP votes? Parrish: The Thoughts investigates in The Poll Attacks. Well, really, he just vents. But he'll be investigating too.

Pun in blog headline title? Check. Plea for all male sportsfans? Check. Avatar to forget? Check. Those are three of the elements in Girls Know Sports? latest and greatest blog. Hear her out, or don't (that's actually kinda ironic if you're of the male variety and don't).

If you think Pat Knight isn't fit to run a Foot Locker, then you would get along great with Doyel's Dribbles. Then again, if you got along with Gregg Doyel, well, that would be weird.

Posted on: February 10, 2008 8:01 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2008 12:30 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: Is my team really bad?

Maybe you've noticed. I'm in the AL BIGS draft right now and it's going painfully slow, which means, it's a good time for you to give me a little insight on how my team is shaping up. Yes, I know talking about another person's Fantasy team is like talking about a vacation you weren't on.

But maybe by talking this one out, it won't just help me, it will also help you.

It's AL-only and I'm quickly learning how shallow the talent pool is in the American League. You can count all the quality shortstops and second basemen on one Count Tyrone Rugen hand, true Fantasy aces are as common as good blogs and closers are so rare, I'm thinking about drafting Ricky Roma (I suck).  

I went with a strategy of filling in shallow positions like shortstop and catcher early on and tried to ensure I sprinkled in sure things (Ichiro, Dye, Bedard) with risks (Santana, Cabrera) and 27-year-olds (Garko, Blalock).

My team may not be sexy, but sexy picks are for Fantasy writers on their 57th draft this winter looking for big oohs and ahs from other Fantasy writers.

C: Victor Martinez Round 2 (#13)
1B: Ryan Garko Round 8 (#73)
2B: Coming soon
SS: Derek Jeter Round 1 (#8)
3B: Hank Blalock Round 7 (#68)
OF: Ichiro Suzuki Round 4 (#33)
OF Jermaine Dye Round 9 (#88)
OF: Jack Cust Round 12 (#113)
DH: Jason Kubel Round 13 (#128)
SP: Erik Bedard Round 3 (#28)
SP: Jered Weaver Round 5 (#48)
SP: Ervin Santana  Round 10 (#93)
SP: Shaun Marcum Round 11 (#108)
SP: Daniel Cabrera Round 14 (#133)
RP: Huston Street Round 6 (#53)
RP: Rafael Betancourt Round 15 (#148)
Bench 1: Ben Broussard Round 16 (#153)

Eight bench spots still to be filled

Hey, I know you guys

You may have noticed over the weekend, but the rest of our writers joined the blogging fray.

From Parrish to Doyel to Mejia et al, they'll be mingling and blogging amongst us. If we're lucky, we may even get some news and insight from them (rimshot!).

At least his name is catchy  

I think the best thing about the Redskins hiring of Jim Zorn is the fact his last name rhymes with porn and corn and horn and torn and worn and sworn and bjorn.

On to the best blogs ... around! (weekend roundup)   

 You know who the stealth winner of the Marion-Shaq trade was? Dorrell Wright, according to Mejia's Reflections. Yep, that's the sort of insight writers can bring to blogs. Yep, Dorrell Wright.

So many wonderful choices, but just who will be the Orioles' opening day starter? Whats left for the Orioles to do? has a prediction -- and it's not Rick Sutcliffe.

If you forgot who won the Tigers trade with the Marlins for Miggy and Dontrelle, or just like trade analysis (I mean, really, who doesn't?), read Cant wait for baseball season.

(Insert Name Here) shares some of his best Sportsline (cough: CBSSports.com) mottos. Included is the classic "don't poop with your pants on." We should all be so wise.

LSU will open the season with Appalachian State. dook's buzz! is mad as hell her Mountaineers are still overlooked and she isn't going to take it anymore. Well, not really, she just wants some Bayou respect.

Wes Goldstein, master of all things hockey, has a blog. It's usually about hockey. This one is about Wade Redden. He's a defenseman for the Senators and doesn't want to be traded. He'll fill in the rest in Backhand shots.

This isn't a blog, it's really just a sentence or four. The return of the Dolphins Dynasty! wants Chad Johnson to come to Miami. That's really all the blog has to offer. But it has me thinking ... yes, it's a good fit since the Tuna always has pain-in-the-arse receivers on his teams (Terry Glenn, Keyshawn, T.O.). He's like the chick who can't stop dating a-holes despite knowing how bad they are for one's mental health.

Not to be left out of the killing-of-animals trend, Jared Allen is now a swine swashbuckler. Doyel's Dribbles isn't impressed

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