Today is going to be a Grab Bag Day on things that have been bothering me.
> I’m pissed off at ESPN’s Bottomline. You know a story is overplayed when it has it’s own category on ESPN’s bottomline. The Favre saga has reached that point. Not only is “FAVRE” on the bottom line with “NFL” “AL” and “NL” but it usually is on the screen longer than any of them. It seems to run a whole transcript of quotes from someone’s press conference. I get that it’s a big story, but I think people are pretty much sick of it. Just let us know when it’s over. We don’t need to see quotes like “Brett Favre may or may not report to training camp on Wednesday” or “Ted Thompson is still undecided on what to do with Favre.” We know that. We don’t need to read it ever 15 seconds. This pissed me off when Bonds had his own bottomline category and when Tim Donaghy had his.
>Speaking of Donaghy, his sentencing is today. There’s a five minute bottomline.
> Guarantees in sports piss me off. Guarantees in sports are about as worthwhile as signing Theo Ratcliff. LeBron James is the latest to make a guarantee. He said Team USA will win the gold medal. Why is this news? Why is any guarantee news? By saying, “I guarantee I win” what are you really saying? Shouldn’t you always feel like you are going to win? To still a line from Herm Edwards, “you play to win the game!” (Although I think Hermie forgot that somewhere along the way.) I just don’t get why someone needs to make a guarantee. But what I don’t get even more is why people are always so shocked when someone makes it. I don’t want someone on my team saying “oh, I don’t think we can win.” Give me a confident player who wants to win. And why do teams that these players make the guarantees against feel the need to use that quote as “bulletin board” material or motivation? Do you really need that to get ready to play? Shouldn’t your team be guaranteeing a win also? Don’t you think you are going to win? Let’s just make a rule that every player in every game is going to guarantee a win and therefore no one needs to say it and no one needs to feel disrespected, okay?
> This doesn’t piss me off, it’s just funny. Sony has this new video game coming out soon. It’s called Fat Princess. I guess the idea of the game is to make the princess fat and therefore harder to capture and carry away, or something like that. Well, everyone’s favorite group not named PETA is upset about it. The Feminist say they have a problem with the game. Of course they do. What don’t feminist have a problem with. Isn’t it ironic that feminist are upset over a fat princess in a video game when most, if not all, feminist are fat and will never be called princess? Here’s her picture.
> It pisses me off that Thunder is the best name. I guess the NBA was upset that word leaked that the new Oklahoma City team would be named the Thunder. Now they have released a six name vote to determine the real nickname. I was happy about this because Thunder is a horrible name. You know how Penn State and some other stadiums play the lion roar sound? Imagine all the thunder and lighting you’d hear at a OKC Thunder game. But it wasn’t all good news. It pissed me off that Thunder was the best name on the list. The others; Barons, Bisons, Energy, Marshalls and Wind. Really? Energy? Wind? Not even the WNBA has names that bad. I’m pretty sure the NBA will stick with Thunder and picked the five worse nicknames they could come up with to ensure it.
> I’m pissed that the Indians suck this year. There are going to be some great pennant races and I just won’t care because I gave up on baseball season a long time ago.
> I’m pissed the Pistons signed Kwame Brown. Just the Cavs luck, Brown will finally start to play like a number-one pick…. OK, maybe not. This doesn’t really piss me off.