Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blake Griffin is all that is man.

I don't care about the whole "he didn't touch the rim" crap. He absolutely posterized Kendrick Perkins. Just like he did Timofey Mosgov last year. But I gotta ask, which dunk was better?

Here's Blake's dunk over Perkins on Monday night.

Here's his dunk over Mosgov last year.

Which is better?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Kevin Love.

If you have a spare 11 minutes, check out this video on Kevin Love attempting to break a world record. The Sports Science segments are always fascinating, and this one is no different.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hope for the Brewers

So, Prince Fielder is gone. Not a shocker. Power to him for getting $214,000,000. That's a lot of money. But come to think of it, the Brewers shouldn't be too much worse in the infield. The combination of Aramis Ramirez and Mat Gamel will be a dropoff from Fielder and Casey McGehee, but it won't be impossible. McGehee gave Milwaukee essentially nothing last year (if you consider 67 nothing for a starting 3rd baseman, which I do). Combine that with Fielder's 120 RBI and you're looking at 187 RBI between the two. Aramis should be good for right around 100 RBI (he had 93 last season), so if Gamel can have a decent to solid season, with about 80 RBI, the Brewers should be real close to duplicating that total. I know RBIs are not an all-encompassing statistic, but it's a decent place to start.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Things I Hate

Peanut Butter

I hate peanut butter. And I don't care who knows it. It was brought to my attention that today is "National Peanut Butter Day" and I was inspired to make a list of all the other things in this world that I hate. This list is not comprehensive, but rather more of a stream-of-consciousness rambling of what I hate.

I think it's the smell. I like eating peanuts, and I do like the taste of butter. But mixed together? Gross. Can't stand it. I hate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I hate peanut butter candy, I hate peanut butter cookies. All of it. The worst.


This mostly applies to refried beans in a Mexican food setting. Even spellcheck doesn't like the word refried. Or spellcheck for that matter. They have perhaps the worst texture in the world, add nothing to the quality of the burrito, and look gross for that matter. A mushy brown paste? That's supposed to be appealing? Is there a food that looks more like human waste?

Chap Stick
I refuse to put on Chap Stick, even if my lips are raw and bleeding. I just really don't like the feeling of it on my lips, it all tastes terrible, and I get really self conscious when my lips are shiny. Also, as this guy makes clear, it's unmanly. Actually, that's probably not true, but I just don't like it. Plus I don't want to carry it around all day. Also, it smells bad.
The Cubs
This one is pretty self explanatory. They're awful. The fans always think it's "their year". They come to Miller Park and try to cramp the Brewers' fans style. Plus, they're from Chicago. I also don't like the Bears, but they've actually been semi-successful in their existence. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Patriots and Giants

With the Packers eliminated, I was hoping for a rematch of the Thanksgiving Day Harbaugh Bowl, but alas, it's going to be Patriots-Giants instead. Not the matchup I was hoping for, but it will have to do. That said, I do think the Giants are going to win in two weeks. They were able to top the league's best offense on week and the league's best defense the next, so they obviously have something right going on. After this season, Eli will be mentioned in the same breath with Brady, and perhaps even above him if the Giants win. Why shouldn't he? Eli has taken two above-average, not great, teams to the Super Bowl now and if he wins, he'll have as many as Roethlisberger and more than Rodgers, Brees, and his big brother Peyton. He may look like a dork when he's out there, but he gets the job done. Giants 27, Patriots 21.

Friday, January 20, 2012

How much is enough?

Vanessa Bryants HousesThe details of Kobe Bryant's divorce settlement are coming out, and the Lakers star's bank account is taking quite the hit. According to TMZ.com, Kobe will be giving up half of his $150 million net worth to his now ex-wife Vanessa, including all three of the couple's houses. The newest house that the Bryants were planning on living in took two years to complete, and now Vanessa is getting all of it. (Picture from TMZ).

My question is this: when you're that rich, do you notice a difference between having $150 million and $75 million in your bank account? At what point does a person have "enough" money? That would be easy to blow if you had a drug, gambling, or some other addiction, but could a reasonable person even go through $25 million, even living a luxurious lifestyle? Maybe that money seems like more than it actually is, considering I'll never get close to that amount, but seriously, how much is enough?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perfect Jersey Pictures

Here's a few funny jersey-related pictures. Enjoy.

And here's Matthew Willis standing next to Willis McGahee. It's funny.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Deep-fried Dancing with Paula Deen?

If producers of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" get their way, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will be dancing toward a Mirror Ball trophy on the show's next season.  HollywoodLife.com says the prayerful QB is at the top of a wish list of celebrities producers would like to see on the show.  "Dancing" pro Karina Smirnoff has already voiced her support of the idea, telling People.com at her birthday party over the weekend that having Tebow on the show would be a birthday wish come true.
Food Network star Paula Deen is reportedly also on producers' "Dancing" wish list.  Deen just announced her battle with Type II Diabetes this week.  A source also tells HollywoodLife.com that "Dancing" producers are hoping to get a rep from the failed pool of presidential hopefuls on board with thoughts of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann dancing in their heads.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Packers :(

Here are three links to help ease the pain.
First, just a song to help cope with the pain.

Second, an "At Least We're Not Those Guys" story


And finally, something that made me, a Packers stockholder, chuckle.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Interesting Stories this morning...

 This guy wants to re-create his wedding with his divorced ex-wife so that he can live vicariously through the pictures. He's a creepy looking 40-something guy, and his bride was an Eastern European early 30s blonde. I'm not making any assumptions, but this is definitely a mail-order scenario going on here
But I probably feel worse for this guy. Not only does he have to pay the Florida Department of Corrections $50 a day in fees for being incarcerated, he has to pay the medical bills to have his penis amputated!! I wish the story explained why that was necessary, but if you click on the link here, I agree with Mr. T's sentiments. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Schticky!

Oh Vince. I'm glad that you can make light of the fact you punched a hooker.


Alrighty, I'm starting to get nervous. I saw the spread for the Packers game this weekend start at 9.5 or 10 points, with Green Bay as the favorites, but now I've seen the line move towards 7.5. A two point shift in the spread means a good deal of money is coming in on New York. I can see why people are on the Giants bandwagon, seeing how they dismantled the Falcons over the weekend, but c'mon people. Are you forgetting how well the Packers have played over the past calendar year? They've overcome injuries in the backfield, offensive line, tight end, wide receiver, defensive line, linebackers and in the secondary. And they went 15-1 this season. How is that so easy to forget? I admit, 9.5 for a line was too high, and 7.5 seems about right. This seems like it will be the Packers winning by a touchdown, 35-27. I say they cover. (But I reserve the right to change my mind later in the week!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday joke of the day

With such warm weather the past couple days, here's a golf joke for your Friday...

A man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner.

The man took out his wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied.

"Will you spend this on green fees at a golf course instead of food?" the man asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. "I haven't played golf in 20 years!"

"Well," said the man, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."

The homeless man was astounded. "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?

The man replied, "That's okay. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking and golf."