Tag:Stu on this
Posted on: March 18, 2008 1:29 pm
Edited on: March 18, 2008 1:36 pm

Alpha Blog: Tuesday's finest bloggy dishes

Two talking points for Tuesday:

The Dalia Lama hasn't been misquoted this much since Cadyshack. Seriously, China's talking about this guy like we need to fire up the bat sign above Tibet and get the Caped Crusader to stop this evil Olympic-thwarting mastermind.

For whatever reason, I'm not buying into Alex Rios as a blossoming Fantasy star. He's not a power guy, he just happens to hit home runs (and stay at a Holiday Inn Express). I've avoided him all 42 baseball leagues I'm in.

On to the best blogs ... around!  

BB's thoughts breaks down the West Region and believe it not, has UCLA losing. I kid. But the blog does have Texas A&M beating BYU. Personally I don't bet against god, or any of her schools. Check out all the blogger's region previews while you're at it.

For an excellent take on the play-in game (read up degenerate gamblers), check out what dbacksfan414 has to say. Also a must-read for Coppin fans looking for a little pat on the back.

I'm a sucker for anything titled "blah, blah, blah. Really?" You throw the word "really" out there, in true Seth Meyers fashion, and I'll click on it. Famous words from an Eagle's fan shares his take on the Eagles' Dan Klecko signing. Really? You're going to put that apostrophe after the "e" on Eagles. Really?

Harst's View on Sports shares Harst's Top 5 NBA Teams of All-Time. There's not much to debate here, but I am curious. Where's the analysis? Insight? Lists are fun and all, but the blog-o-world-dome-land could use a bit more than just bullet points. I mean who spends their time making blogs that are essentially bullet points. Oh, wait. I've made a horrible mistake.To Mom's chagrin, clearly, no soap is even used at Casa De Kay

For people who don't use their bathtubs for making gin, I guess soaps tend tend to linger along the lips of the tub? In Love with the Game, Mom's View shares some insight as to why da vee-man put those little cellulose-derived creations out there and asks: how do certain scents effect you? To quote my man Frank Drebin, "raw sewage, I love it!"

(PS: How about an expose on all those worthless pillows da vee-man put on beds only to be taken off before sleep time?)

Why were we so quick to come down on Randy Moss when that whole restraining order business came down before the Super Bowl? A weird and wonderful journey examines why we love to build up, then tear down our celebrities. My take? We're a moody society. Don't catch us on a bad day.

For a Yankees season outlook that reads like an eye exam (how about now? Is it better or worse?), check in on our pal Stu on This. I should say, it's a very thorough eye exam.

OK, I wasn't completely fair. I said I'll click on anything with the word "really" (in true mocking tone) in the subject line. I also click on anything about movies. So The United States of Consciousness gets my click, despite me not tuning in to John Adams or Distburbia. I will recommend what's next in the blog's queue -- Ratatouille. It challenges Nemo for Pixar's top-ever movie status. I did just send back Eastern Promises to our mutual friend, NetFlix. It's classic Cronenberg (Crash, History of Violence...), and if you want to see a Viggo (at times naked) tour de force, or simply like flicks about the Russian mob, check in on it. Really!

Posted on: February 3, 2008 11:33 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2008 12:36 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: What to call THE CATCH?

I just can't come up with anything. Maybe it's because I haven't had coffee for hours. Maybe it's because there are only so many things that rhyme with "catch" or "reception" or "Tyree." Maybe I'm just not clever enough.

I can't figure out a catchy term/phrase/whatchamacallit for Eli Manning's toss to David Tyree in the fourth quarter. It was jaw-dropping, It was definitely immaculate. It's a combination of all sorts of superlatives. Some that may invoke the name of God, various other sacred things and Rue McClanahan.

So help me, help you's.

What do we call this thing? Somebody out there must have something. You all are much brainier than I am.


I have so far:

  • The Glendale Grab

  • M-T Zest! (M=Manning; T=Tyree)

  • Big Blue Velvet (silky smooth)

  • Eli-Yahoo! (he's a prophet in the IT age)

  • XL eye-to-eye

  • Eli Weasel
  • Blue Thunder
  • 42nd Treat
  • Levitra, because the Giants have ED (Eli+David)
  • The Great Eli-scape

  • The Jints Connection

See what I'm talking about? I need help. Hit me with your best shots, let's patent pending this thing, together. Also, who can beat my cutline on the second photo. I've got: "Who needs Gisele? Tyree and Eli know how to celebrate The Glendale Grab."

On to the best XLII blogs ... around!

Stu on This has an equation worth sharing: Imperfect QB + Imperfect team = Perfect Win. Maaaaakes sense.

Were the Patriots too arrogant? The Blog to End All Blogs thinks so. He has evidence, too, which always helps an argument.

BigPapiandManny's 3-4 Punch has only one phrase to call Super Bowl XLII: The Greatest Game I Ever Saw.

More to come...

Posted on: January 21, 2008 4:12 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2008 4:27 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: Don't leave work without 'em

It looks like Randy Moss isn't the only wide receiver with relationship woes.

Hello Cedrick Wilson. How you may have known Cedrick Wilson? Why he's the mediocre third or fourth receiver for the Steelers. How you may know him now? Mr. Wilson, as the neighborhood boys like to call him, saw his house turn into the Branch Davidian compound for about 12 hours Saturday.

His girlfriend (that term may no longer be official) brandished a .38-caliber firearm following a tiff, fired two shots into a wall (not the plasma TV!) and shacked up in the abode for half a day as dozens of police set up a perimeter and evacuated the neighborhood.

"I was taken aback," neighborhood resident Gretchen Dunn told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "The situation did not seem to warrant the kind of response that occurred. I thought somebody was being held hostage there. But that obviously wasn't the case."

Lindsey "Left Eye" Paulat eventually relinquished her role as madwoman/hostage and all was well in the Pittsburgh 'burb.

This proves one thing: Chad Johnson's approach to raffles may be pretty smart, after all.

In other news, Jason Priestley (of "Donna Martin graduates" fame) announced he's co-owner of a race team that will have a car in the Indy 500.  Bring on the inevitable Peach Pit stop/crew jokes in 5, 4, 3, 2, (Have a nice day. Thank you.) ... now!

On to the best ... blogs around!

Speaking of girlfriends, turns out Eli is the BMOC of the Manning clan. The Sports Comedian breaks down the Lloyd Dobler effect the Giants' win is having on poor ol' Peyton.

You know Jarrod Saltalamacchia. But do you know the other top catchers under 23? Believe it or not, one of them plays for the Orioles. But Stu on this brings up the point: Remember Ryan Garko?

Pismojoe's Blog Central asks the question: Do CBS writers steal from message board posts? To paraphrase Lord Helmet: Suckers! I can't believe you fell for that! Seriously, the answer is most likely not. It's more of a situation of highly in-tune posters being on the same story-idea curve as the national media.

BigPapiandManny's 3-4 Punch offers an in-depth look at the Super Bowl. Included is a Tom Emanski-inspired "Tackle the right way" talking point.

If you're one of the many who think L.T. let his teammates down Sunday, hear what Battling my inner demons has to say about the Chargers' hobbled running back.

If you like Power and/or Rankings and/or the Pac-10 check out dbacksfan414's list-a-majig. Or check out Huskyonspeed Power Blog's Pac-10 rankings. Does anybody outside the West Coast do CBK power rankings? Regardless, Gary Parrish would be proud. Or is it mad? I mix those two words up.

se7en says has his daily dose of riddles for your reading pleasure (or torture). His Lucky 7 entry brings up the old joke: Who are the two most trusting people in the world? Two cannibals having oral ... (hey now!).

And speaking of love affairs gone sour, FOOTBALL WITHDRAWAL says New York's love for Jeremy Shockey may need to be re-evaluated following the team's success without the tight end.

Posted on: January 16, 2008 3:59 pm
Edited on: January 16, 2008 9:20 pm

Blog Day Afternoon: Don't leave work without 'em

Being that Blog Day Afternoon lives in the blog, "Raw Sewage ... I love it!" it's only fitting that we talk about what our old pal Det. Nordberg is up to these days. To the shock of RSILI!, he's been in a little trouble of late. Yep, a little bit of trouble.

Here's what Hapsburg's crony, Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass told Nordberg today:

"I don't know Mr. Simpson what the heck you were thinking -- or maybe that's the problem -- you weren't."

Clearly she has her cases mixed up, what, calling Nordberg "Mr. Simpson" and talking in such a condescending fashion. Does she not remember how he bravely entered the I Love You? Does she forget his valiant effort to rig a tracking device to Hector Savage's van? What about when he helped stop the bomb at the Academy Awards?

In any event, we're expecting Police Squad will have to go quite sometime without Nordberg's services. But that's OK, officer Shaquille O'Neal is back tonight.

Here are the best ... blogs around!

Ever wonder what it's like to talk to L.T. right after he's done practicing? THE FANTASY LIFE had the opportunity (he stalks players, so what?) and found out a little something about Michael Turner. Oh, and Tom Brady seems like he'll make one helluva politician.

The Sports Comedian, our resident Zucker brother, explains why C-Span may be expanding its lineup in the near future. C-Span the Ocho, anybody?

The Slippery Toad is in full audit (No, Brian, it's a foreign car, the "T" is silent) mode. First up: An Angels fan, which to my surprise, does exist.

For the second straight day bloggers are gunning for E-Mack's job. This time it's Stu on this (great name, btw) and his prospect rankings. He has Joe E. Tata ranked No. 8.

If you like being prepared, or just have a thing for looking at schedules, check out what's on slate from our Fantasy lads courtesy of the Wonderful World of Gonos. That is, if he's still alive following his double-header tonight.

Are the Patriots less undefeated because they won't be playing the defending champs Sunday? Leading the League in Random says "Nevermind" to that notion.

Pacman Jones, Mitt Romney and the Dallas exodus of coaches walk into a blog. The bartender asks, "why are you depressed Letters from The Den?" The three respond, "we're not Jessica Alba's unborn child's baby daddy."

Another Joe E. Tata mention, this time in Erstwhile Highlanders Blog, as he breaks down the Yankees' non-millionaires club.

And don't forget to share your Love and Hate in TabSpangler's Why I Love/Hate the San Diego Chargers.

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