Make up the banners, face painting and body painting in not only allowed by encouraged, bring the noise makers and start tailgating; the four-year of Team River City starts tonight and tip-off is set for 7:55. In honor of the new, promising season, it’s Grab Bag Day.
Retarded looking midgets rejoice everywhere - Remember that episode of the Simpsons where they buy a horse and Homer is the trainer and Bart the jockey and Homer falls into the Land of the Jockeys and they are nothing more than little evil elves plotting against the world? Well, that place is partying hard right not with Tim Lincecum, who somehow won the NL Cy Young yesterday. The 5’1” Lincecum beat out 22-game winner Brandon Webb, the guy with the most impact on the season C.C. Sabathia and perfect save man Brad Lidge, all who made more sense as Cy Young winner. The only reason I can think of Tim the Midget winning is because all those evil elf jockeys rose up and threatened baseball writers to vote for him. It’s the only practical, realistic reason for his winning. The good news is Zack Greinki an Scott Baker have a chance to upset Cliff Lee on Thursday’s announcement for the AL Cy Young.
Why not just blame the paint the grounds crew used for the yard lines? - The 49ers lost to the Cardinals Monday night. Offensive mastermind Mike Martz is blaming the officials for the loss. Not because of a fumble they ruled incomplete like how the Chargers lost in Week 2, not even because of a penalty, a pass they ruled incomplete when it really was a catch or because of a questionable fumble. No, Martz is blaming the spot of a pervious play when Frank Gore originally was ruled down at the 1 but after a review the spot was moved back to the 2 1/2. Martz said there wasn’t enough time to call another play stuck with the one he already called. Two things about this: 1) if you know there is a chance the spot of the ball can be moved, you have to be ready for that and make a play call accordingly; 2) why run the ball up the middle with a former quarterback even if it is at the one-yard line? That’s a horrible play call. Even if it was run from the 1, he lost a yard so he still wouldn’t have scored. Martz, you suck. You lost this game. Not the officials.
82-0! 82-0! 82-0! - The Hawks are a perfect 6-0. Along with the Lakers they are the only undefeated team in the NBA. I’m going to go out on a limb and say neither team finishes the year undefeated. After all, did you know no NBA team has ever had a perfect season? And there has never been a shutout in an NCAA tournament game either.
BCS Crasher - Ball State (te he he, Ball) beat up on guys from the school who gave Graig is first anal experience. They are now 10-0 and it doesn’t look like they are going to lose. Utah and Boise State also have a really good chance to go undefeated and all three could finish in the top 12 of the BCS standings. Wouldn’t that be something? Which team would be screwed? Would two of the three make it to a BSC game? Would just one and the other two play each other? How do you choose? Who do you leave out because some Big 12 team is going to be pissed that Utah and Ball State are in the BSC and they aren’t. This is going to get messy. But, even worse, an article from the Columbus Dispatch said there is a chance two Big Ten teams could still play in the BSC. If that happens, look for a full scale riot to break out in SEC and Big 12 cities across the country. The Big Ten sucks and probably should join the ACC and Big East in the category of “BCS conference who shouldn’t qualify a single team for the BCS.” I’d rather see all three of these mid-majors than Big Ten, ACC and Big East teams in the BCS.
Year 4 starts tonight - Team River City is back for it’s fourth year of play. And for the fourth straight year there is a major overhaul of the roster. Just two players from last year’s team remain (although Seal I’ll put you on the roster if you want to come see how many three’s you can chuck in the 43 seconds before you get tired). It’s an unknown roster but look for us to surprise some people. When you got as many shooters as we do, someone is going to hot and all we have to do is find that person and we won’t be stop. Of course, not having a guy over 6’2” kind of hurts, but our shooting will make up for that. Call us the Phoenix Suns.