Tag:Florida Marlins
Posted on: May 15, 2008 12:39 pm

Alpha Blog: Happy belated birthday Bea Arthur

I imagine this happens to most people. You're surfing the web, maybe flipping through the TV, and you realize somebody you thought Bea Arthurwasn't alive, is, well, very much so alive.

  • Gary Gaetti? Still alive.
  • Karl Malden? Still alive at 96.
  • Maude Flanders? Still dead.
  • John "hotplate" Williams? Still alive.

That's yesterday's bounty.

Today, I realized not only is this special person alive. She just celebrated her birthday Tuesday. Now checking in at a spritely 86, Bea Arthur is still around and the Korner is wishing her a belated happy birthday.

Who's Bea Arthur you ask? Get out. Click something else, now. Seriously.

Or click this tribute to her, courtesy of VH1. It's priceless, just like my blackmarket Premarin full of delicious horse urine.

Alpha Blog II

Last night I did something a bit unusual. I watched the fourth quarter of the West Coast playoff game last night. That's usually A. past my school night bedtime or B. low on my list of enjoyable activities.

But I watched it. And I was surprised with what I saw.

KobeKobe Bryant passed up shot opportunity after shot opportunity in the quarter he's supposed to single handily takeover. This was a close game, mind you. Drive after drive, he would go to the basket and dish out to Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic or Vlad Radmanovic. It was bizarre to watch.

I guess he wanted to send a message to our Mike Freeman.

While this will go down as memorable Kobe, notably for his ability to go completely out of character on such a stage and still win, it begs the question: how were the Jazz not able to capitalize?

You have the best player in the game, this season, not doing what he's paid lots of money to do, score. And the Jazz still can't pull out the road win?

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. You let your team do exactly what the Lakers were doing those last 5 minutes of the game. Drive to the basket, kick it out, clank. Drive to the basket, kick it out, clank. Over and over and over. That's the best offense you can run during one of the strangest non-scoring streaks of the game's most prolific scorer's career?


Where was Carlos Boozer down low? Ditto Mehmet Okur? And this is the fourth-best team in the NBA's Western Conference? I'm just saying.

On to the best blogs ... around!  

The Bong Zone picks the best running back of all-time. The player's name does rhyme with schmarschall talk, though.

We're a third of the way through the racing season and MWR UPDATES breaks down the disappointments, so-sos and surprises.

If you don't know how Paul Janish is, you will by the end of Florida Marlins' game notes about the Marlins' win over the Reds last night.

Spygate (I'm so tired of every controversy/scandal ending with the suffix -gate) may be over, but My never ending Story...... still wants to throw the book at the Patriots.

Klick of the Day  

I'm pretty sure Adam Jones doesn't actually bring stick to drum in this wonderful rendition of Orioles Magic. (TOH: Buzz Fagan)

Posted on: April 14, 2008 12:02 pm
Edited on: April 14, 2008 5:57 pm

Alpha Blog: Atlanta = Worst Sports Town USA

The boys and gals at Forbes have developed the recipe to unearth sports' most miserable cities.

Despite the efforts of Isiah Thomas, Donald Sterling, Dan Snyder and Al Davis, New York, L.A., D.C. nor Oakland crack the list respectively.

It's mostly a list of cities where teams get close to titles, but tend to go home sans cigar. It also factors in if you're team packed up and left, so we can expect Seattle to get a nice little boost thanks to Clay BobaBennett.

So the worst city in all of sports is ... Atlanta, which explains all the strip clubs. Well, not really.

Gabe Kapler ... what a hitterOn to the best four blogs around!  

Last season's hottest team, Colorado is 5-7. Jeff Francis is 0-3. Things aren't so hot in LoDe, as Everything 101 explains. 

The Marlins kicked my Nats in the 'nads before running into the rising Astros. Florida Marlins documents the team this season as no other fan can. Actually it's because there are no other fans to do it.

Who doesn't like Gabe Kapler? Out of baseball last season (he was coaching Red Sox single-A ball), the outfielder is flat-out smashing the baseball. GoPack's Yak pays tribue.

Ryan Dempster is pitching lights out. Giovanni Soto is mashing and Derrek Lee isn't doing the whole slow-start thing. Will all three of those elements continue on the NORTH Side? Probably not the first two, but I won't say that to It's Gonna Happen in 2008's face.

Klick of the Day        

Want to know more about legendary Jewish (hey, we only have so many) outfielder Gabe Kapler? Check out this New York Times profile.

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