Archive for May, 2014

In trouble. Again.

May 26, 2014

Just like last year, the Blackhawks find themselves on the brink of elimination against the Kings. A lot of internet folks and “experts” said that the Blackhawks were going to win this series. They win the first game. In the second, they dominated until late in the second period. Then, the wheels fell off. They lost that one. And the one after that. And the one after that also.

Just like last year at this time, I wish they would play the games on paper.

I’ll be the first to admit, that personally, I’ve been spoiled. Growing up with this team and watching them get tortured in the 90’s by teams like the Red Wings and Avalanche frustrated me. It was me loving players like Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios (asshole), Ed Belfour and later, Tony Amonte and Eric Daze. They didn’t win anything. I wasn’t happy but still, too young to be pissed off. Then, came the dreadful early to mid-2000’s. It was torture once again with bags of dicks such as Alexander Karpotsev, Jocelyn Thibault and Martin LaPointe.

The 2007-2008 season arrives and so does the demise of the old man himself, Bill Wirtz. Rocky takes over. Dale Tallon gives a eulogy speech at the home opener and gets booed by the crowd. Fast forward to 2010, here’s a Cup. Last year, have another. All of a sudden, people are saying that the Blackhawks are going to run the town like the Bulls did in the 90’s. That’s fine by me.

So here are the Blackhawks down 3-1 for the second year in a row. With the playoffs this year, comebacks aren’t rare. I said this in the previous series and I will say it again. If any team can make this type of comeback, it’s the Blackhawks. They’ve done it before. If they don’t want to face criticism about how high expectations were by losing all of these games because they couldn’t stay out of the penalty box, then they will win three in a row and advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

For the love of God, please win three in a row.

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Hello Manny…

May 25, 2014

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/10982539/manny-ramirez-hired-chicago-cubs-player-coach-triple-iowa-cubs

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Gentlemen…..your thoughts?

What is this man thinking?

May 22, 2014

Chicago Cubs Photo Day

Special Thanks to our good friend and contributor Pie in the Sky for the stats:

Jeff Samardzija (10 starts): 0-4 with a 1.46 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Only two homers allowed. The Cubs have lost nine of his 10 games pitched. One of those includes a May 5 game where he gave up -0- ER in 9 innings.

You cannot make this shit up.

Chicago Cubs, 1908 World Series Champions.

106 years later, and they’re still chasing “the next championship”!

PATHETIC.

 

Three more years of this guy.

May 19, 2014

Marshall. Marshall. Marshall.

And all of us couldn’t be any more happier.

Hiya everybody!!!!! How are things going?!?!?

May 16, 2014

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baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh    barf.   PATHETIC.

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Open thread.

May 14, 2014

The floor is yours.

All even.

May 10, 2014

Just when most thought that the Blackhawks would roll through the Wild like they did last year, now, some may be worrying. I am not panicking yet concerned would be the right word. The wheels have come off in these last two games. The Blackhawks and Wild were scoreless going into the third period of Game Three, only to fall apart. Game Four arrives and they were completely outplayed from the start. The Wild score and the Blackhawks responded back two different times to tie it. Then, the Wild pull away right after.

The Blackhawks have been in this position two different times under Joel Quenneville and they came back to win the series both times. The first time coming in 2009 in the first round against the Flames. The Blackhawks won the first two, lost the next two on the road and then came back to win the last two. The second time was in 2010 in the Final against the Flyers. Won the first two home, lose the next two on the road and proceed to win the next two, ultimately leading to the Cup.

If any team can do it again, it’s the Blackhawks.

NFL Draft.

May 5, 2014

The Draft is upon us. This Thursday will be the beginning of a weekend of putting the final pieces together in what seems to be a very promising season for our boys at Halas Hall.

We’ve stressed here long enough on what the Bears need to do. We already know the offensive line is stacked with the draft picks from last year and the signing of Brian De La Puente from the Saints last month. He will be Roberto Garza’s backup just in case. This gives the team assurance that the line is ready to go again without having to spend any more draft picks.

So here are the Bears with seven picks to go. Do they trade down to get more or do they stay where they are at?

This won’t be about who you want them to take necessarily, but what positions? I’ve said for quite a while, that with seven picks, the first four should consist of (in order), a defensive tackle, cornerback, linebacker and running back. What positions should they take with the remaining three?

Discuss.

WRASSLIN’!

May 5, 2014

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CS, Glenn Jacobs seems to be alright. I think he’s been in that position before. What happened last night at the pay-per-view last night reminded me when I was at Wrestlemania 22 when Edge speared Mick Foley with both going through the burning table. A “Match of The Year” candidate with The Shield vs. Evolution also took place. It was much better than when The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family match at Elimination Chamber in February.

EPIC Fail, or let’s just celebrate the last 11 years!

May 2, 2014

100 year celebration? What exactly is there to “celebrate?

The last Chicago Cubs World Series Championship was 106 years ago. Their last World Series apearance was 69 years ago.

How is it even possible for a MAJOR MARKET professional sports franchise to perform so miserably, for so long?

A few examples of  why the Chicago Cubs are PATHETIC:

  • The organization – the “powers that be” (including the bullshit “manager” who we can thank for bringing us all together) – stood by while  a fan (Bartman) was blamed for and subsequently took the fall for a total meltdown that cost the Cubs a pennant when they were actually in a position to win it all.
  • A never ending list of players who couldn’t make it happen when the big game was on the line.
  • Psychotic asshole players (Marmol, Bradley, who else?) who’ve choked over and over again, failing miserably when it mattered the most and disrupting team chemistry (bwahaha!) in the process
  • An even longer line of players who’ve under-achieved, failing miserably when it mattered the most.
  • An organization that has failed to respond appropriately and decisively, in a timely fashion…over and over again.

Lovable losers? You’re out of your fucking minds, there is nothing lovable about the Chicago Cubs.

The joke is on all long-suffering Cubs fans who’ve endured this endless stream of CRAP for so many years, as well as the tens of thousands (more?) fans who spent their entire lives cheering for an organization that should be recognized as the most PATHETIC ever.

The sheeple will continue to blindly support this shit-storm masquerading as a professional sports franchise, while the executives continue to cash in, drawing salaries that I’m sure most of us can only dream of….wink wink! I had high hopes for Tom Ricketts when he purchased the Cubs, but he strikes me as nothing more than just another wealthy, corporate FANBOY, in it for the $$$. I still believe Mark Cuban would have been a much better ownership option.

Lately I’ve been hearing that the New York Knicks are the worst franchise in professional sports….whoever agrees with that statement must not follow baseball, and clearly doesn’t know anything about the Chicago Cubs.

“100 year celebration”? I just threw up in my mouth.

Go Cubs Go!       baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

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