Archive for May, 2016

Bummer, man.

May 29, 2016

Nice to sweep the Phillies.

Next: Cubs: RHP Jason Hammel (6-1, 2.17 ERA) faces Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (1-3, 4.03 ERA) on Monday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs won’t face Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw in the four-game series. “Bummer, man,” Maddon said, smiling.

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Up yours, St. Louis Blues.

May 25, 2016

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Well, it became a little interesting, but the Earth’s axis is finally rotating back to normal. The St. Louis Blues have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks disposed of them in six games and some of those games weren’t even close. The Blues were full of players that probably nobody outside of their fan base likes. All of those players can now pick fights on the golf course with others now that they are no longer playing hockey until September.

This post is very similar to one I wrote in 2011 after the Vancouver Canucks pissed all over themselves against the Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Fuck St. Louis and their shitty fans. They deserve that team. Their football team, that wasn’t their football team to begin with, left town. They haven’t had a basketball franchise since Gerald Ford was president. It’s no wonder nobody wants to be there. It is one the shittiest cities in America. In fact, it’s probably one of the shittiest cities in the world.

And sure, maybe I am a bit frustrated that the Blackhawks couldn’t get their fourth Cup in my lifetime because they were eliminated in seven by these turds last month. Whenever the Blackhawks do lose, at least I can tell myself: “Hey. At least I am not from St. Louis”.

Fans of St. Louis: If you are reading this, oh, fuck. Who am I kidding? You idiots can’t read.

Congratulations to the San Jose Sharks. I don’t have any beef with the remaining teams, but it would be nice to see the Sharks win because it would be their first Cup in franchise history. Knowing how it felt for the first 24 years of my life thinking the Blackhawks would never win really sucks. As I’ve said before on here, I am so lucky and happy to have seen my team win on three different occasions. The Lightning and Penguins have won Cups. I want San Jose to win one.

Bullpen?

May 24, 2016

Black Rodeo in Los Angeles

So, I’m not really sold on the Cubs yet…after all, we’re only about 26% though the season. Lots of baseball to be played.

Good to see the bats wake up today in St. Louis. But what about the relief pitching so far?

This just in…..”Shove it.”(why not?)

May 16, 2016

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Scott Boras

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and, the guy who intentionally throws at Pirates players (whah whah)…ha ha ha ha ha ha

In a previous thread — https://firejerryangelo.org/2016/05/05/the-return-of-the-toothpick-chomping-idiot/#comments — our good friend Erniesarmy  had this to say:

Hey Genre, get a post up about this insanity Arrieta is trying to pull. 34+ mill. for seven years? Are you kiddin me? No! Absolutely not! Tell Boras to shove it, Theo. Give him five years at 16 mill with an opt out after 3. That’s fair market value for a pitcher of 32 with one solid year behind him. No more Sorianos! Look at the Yankees! Those long term huge contracts are killing them. And Greinke is going to bankrupt Arizona. Keep that money in the farm system and for signing our good young hitters.

Arrieta has been great, but Ernie is making sense. I hope the Cubs take some time and don’t rush any decisions.

Your thoughts?

 

Ted Phillips is still the president of the Chicago Bears.

May 13, 2016

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From Wikipedia:

Ted Phillips is an American businessman and the President and CEO of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears and has been a part of the organization since 1984 (1983 according to the bottom of the page). He is only the fourth president of the 90-year-old organization, the others being Michael McCaskey, George Halas Jr., and “Papa Bear” George Halas. Phillips is one of only two individuals in the NFL to serve on both the NFL Working Club Executive committee and the NFL Senior Club Executive committee, whose mission is to analyze both the financial and football operations aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Wow. This asshole has been working for this franchise for 33 years? The last 17 has been as the president. I fucking hate this dis-organization.

Happy Friday.

The return of the toothpick chomping idiot.

May 5, 2016

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That’s my assessment, based on his and his staff’s handling of Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. Not to mention his utter lack of leadership in the 2003 NLCS.

Your thoughts are welcomed, my frendts.

Open thread

May 5, 2016

Your thoughts on the Bears’ draft picks are welcome. And if someone can tell me why the Bears cut Matt Slauson, feel free. In a time where the Bears need as many lineman as possible, they get rid of someone who can still play another year or two.

List of draft picks:

Leonard Floyd – Linebacker (Georgia)

Cody Whitehair (by cracky) – Offensive lineman (Kansas State)

Jonathan Bullard – Defensive end (Florida)

Nick Kwiatkowski – Linebacker (West Virginia)

Deon Bush (by cracky) – Safety (Miami)

Deiondre Hall – Cornerback/Safety (Northern Iowa)

Jordan Howard – Running back (Indiana)

DeAndre Houston-Carson – Safety (William & Mary)

Daniel Braverman – Wide receiver (Western Michigan)

Ok Cubs fans, time to stir the pot…

May 1, 2016

…..is Hector Rondon the guy?

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