Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Moaning



Yeah, I got something to put in your mouth!

How's everyone doing?  How's that fucking bracket doing?  Damn!  I was hyping the Fighting Irish and saying they were going to take it all...So close...Hell, when I saw they were going up against Kentucky, I was just hoping they'd keep it close...Then, holy fucking shit Batman, they're leading...But fucking Kentucky squeaked out the win...Brutal!

-As for hockey's tourney, there was some great games this weekend...And the "Frozen Four" is set...I always feel like a douche saying "Frozen Four" but I'm assuming Basketball has it copy written, so hockey had to go Frozen...Anyway...they four are set, and they have a until April 9th before they play...The first matchup is  Nebraska-Omaha vs. Providence...Both have hot goalies, Providence's Jon Gillies is the top NCAA goalie, along with being American goaltending prospect who has been drafted by the Calgary Flames...



Omaha got hot late in the season and has road that tide, but I'll take Gillies to shut them down and take the Friars to the Final...

The other matchup, to perennial College Hockey powers...Boston University vs. North Dakota...Seriously, this should be the final...Two great all-around teams...I would honestly say, screw it, flip a coin...But wait...The "Frozen Four" is being played in, wait for it..............................
BOSTON!  Well, with that kind of home ice advantage, I'll go with the Terriers...Yep, I'm calling for an all New England Final...And I'll ride BU to the title...

-Now, while I know plenty of people who are fans of that bullshit called "Wresting," yes the WWE, sorry folks, I will not be writing about fucking WrestleMania! I have already see to so-called "Sports News" sites post about WrestleMania...It's not a sport...It's a scripted fucking Soap Opera hopped up on 'roids....Feel free to enjoy the stupid plot lines, and all the almost punches, but stop calling it sports...Yes, they are athletic...Yes, I'll call them athletes, but it's not a sport if there is no defense, and there is clearly no defense, since it's fucking scripted!

-Now for something different...I love trying out, and messing with new apps on my iPhone...I've messed with a number of the photography and picture editing ones, and over the last couple weeks, I've really been enjoying a new called Tunepics...So far it's doing well in England, and a bit of Europe...There not many of us Americans there yet...You take a picture, and you have a few different filter/environment options, and then you search out/pick a song to go with it...It's cool how the two can play off each other or one can set the tone of the other...Check it out!

(yeah, I'm trying to get them to advertise on The Gab!)

That's it for now...

Have a week!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Moaning


I'm still wondering why so many people waste time in March watching basketball, when there is perfectly good Hockey to checkout!

Seriously, how many of you have a bracket that is totally screwed?  'Well everyone's is screwed so I got a chance still!' 

No you don't! You don't have a chance at all, because some little prick's dad let him do one, and he's got a damn near perfect bracket so far...It happens every year, everywhere...Just tap out now!

You could have been watching the NHL as team fight for playoff positions...Or you could be getting into a different NCAA tourney...The Hockey tourney! This weekend the conference tournaments finished up, and the NCAA Hockey bracket is set...

In the Midwest we have 1. Minnesota State vs.  4. RIT and 2. Nebraska-Omaha vs. 3. Harvard...

In the Northeast is 1. Boston University vs. 4. Yale and 2. Minnesota-Duluth vs. 3.Minnesota...

In the East 1. Miami (Ohio) vs. 4. Providence and 2. Denver vs. 3. Boston College...

and in the West is 1. North Dakota vs. Quinnipiac and 2. Michigan Tech vs. 3.St. Cloud State...

Honestly, I really like Boston U. but after the roll Yale, either one of those Minnesota's is gonna be tough...North Dakota is one you always have to respect, but Michigan Tech has been really hot late in the season...Minnesota State has the easiest road...In the East, Miami is hot, Providence has an elite goalie, Denver is strong, and BC is BC...Flip a coin there!

It should be a funny tourney...The DVR will be working hard this weekend!

-On the home front Finnegan was needing a serious grooming...When I made the appointment they told me the regular lady was on maternity leave, so it would be some one else...I said that it was fine, because he doesn't like it no matter who it is...She always complains about how tough he is...Well, the Mrs. dropped him off and told the girl, you'll want to restrain him, or muzzle him, because he fights....Yeah, well, he managed to bite her three times through the muzzle, and drew blood...They called us, and said, "Pick up Finnegan, he looks silly, no charge." My wife handled it, because I was getting annoyed/angry at the woman on the phone...So here is the little asshole...Looking like a fool...



Saturday evening our oldest daughter was punished for getting a couple grades this quarter that are way below what she can do/has done...(Getting a little too distracted by fucking asshole boys!) SO she had to babysit the other two while the Mrs. and I went to a gem of an area in Cleveland known as Little Italy...We had a couple drinks, a nice dinner, and a great dessert...Everything there is a damn landmark, and reminds you of that time long forgotten when little tightknit neighborhoods like this were everywhere...

I laid in bed that night thinking about how this Irish-Hungarian-Croatian boy would love to own a property down there and bang out some bad-ass Italian food with these folks...Then the greatest idea popped in my head...Slap in an old school Irish Pub right in their little Italian haven...With (good tasting, it's possible) authentic Irish food...Lamb stew, Boxty and Bangers, Sheppard Pie, Boil Dinner, some Salmon that will make you moist...All kinds of good shit...Something tells me there would be a hit put out on me in about 5 seconds! But what the hell, a guy can dream!

-In who give a shit news, The Cleveland Browns are in the running to be the next team featured on HBO's Hard Knocks...I'm sitting here thinking, who the fuck cares?  Who would want to watch this mess?  Oh yeah, just about everyone, because everyone has to watch a train-wreck!  We say we don't want to see the awful carnage, but who are we kidding, Americans love disaster movies, and in over their heads owners, who are constantly under federal investigation, sitting there telling the clueless GM to text personnel and play calls to the OC during the game...

Seriously, the whole world could finally see just what a mess it is, and why Clevelanders are so fucking miserable...The Browns haven't signed much this off season, but this is one deal they have to sign!

That's it for now...Fuck Basketball!

Have a week!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Second Place in the McDavid Sweepstakes Will be a Winner



(Freshman) Jack Eichel of Boston University is the leading candidate to be the #2 pick in the 2015 NHL entry draft...And while some would feel let down by not landing Erie Otters center, Connor McDavid...


They shouldn't...

Yes, McDavid is the most hyped guy since Crosby...The hype around him is reminiscent of when Eric Lindros was coming up...McDavid while averaging 2.56 points per game, also has a physical edge to his game, which did cost him some games this season after getting injured during a fight...

Eichel is basically a high school senior (due to his birthdate) playing against 21-24 year olds in Hockey East, and is averaging 1.79 points per game...And when you watch his game, and demeanor on the ice, he reminds me of  Jonathan Toews...That's a comparison I'd gladly take over being the "next Crosby," or "next Lindros"...

The cellar dweller teams are already considering their best possible trade offers to jump up to the #1 slot, to get McDavid...Buffalo's GM has already admitted to this as well as rumbling coming from the Coyotes...If I'm the guy sitting at 2, I'm not going to overpay, or sacrifice other future pick/prospects/key players for McDavid, when I can get a high quality player (Toews-like) at 2...

Some may think you gotta go for the "Can't Miss" guy like McDavid, but starting at 1980 and running through 2009, 13 of the 30 #2 picks had better careers, or are having better careers actively...

As for the teams looking to make that big deal to get McDavid, they may want to check their NHL history books...Eric Lindros refused to play for Quebec, and Philadelphia made one of the biggest deals in NHL history to get the future superstar...Quebec would move to Colorado and win two Stanley cups with a team built out of the Lindros deal...The Flyers and Lindros got a lot of headaches!

(yes, concussion joke!)

This kid has all the potential to be the face of a franchise...



The Beeze.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Moaning



Welcome one and all to the new and improved You Gab Sports...A server company that doesn't suck balls...Nice, fresh, clean look...Almost like we're slowly becoming adults now...

I gotta ask, did any of you notice the dog is wearing a tie?

It wasn't that long ago I was ready to walk away from writing and from my share of YGS...But the crew here showed me a ton of support, and after talking with Sully, Jeff, and B.O.B. I knew that I needed to stay...And a BIG thanks to B.O.B. for all his hard work he put in to getting things worked out with this new site...

A big reason for me considering hanging it up, is my lack of interest in sports...It's still present...I'm into Hockey, just limited time to follow...I'm not ready for Baseball yet, but I'll get there...I'm so fucking sick of football...Which sounds like a sin in Cleveland, but to me it perfect sense...The Browns suck...They haven't done shit in free agency...Players are running away from here...Past draft picks are looking bad...But what is the number one topic in Cleveland...The Browns...'What are they gonna do in the draft!?!'   Ummm, probably shit the bed again!

True story: Saturday night the Mrs. and I were sitting in a local steakhouse...I was drinking Moscow Mules and eating Prime Rib...She was drinking Red Wine and eating a Filet...And this asshole table of six next to us wouldn't stop talking about the Browns...Across the room, the Indians Spring Training game was on...just acouple nights ago Kyrie Irving went bat-shit crazy for something like 57 points...(I only know because twitter was going nuts)...March Madness is getting ramped up...And these twats were talking about "What a great value signing Josh McCown is."  And "They're gonna need to draft another quarterback."  and "Manziel has a good head on his shoulders."  WHAT!  That guy must be fucking hammered! and on and on and on...

Listen, I hate basketball, and don't watch it...But if you're Mr. Fucking Cleveland Fan, put on the Cavs...They're playing right now, and they aren't a steaming pile of shit...The Indians season starts in what, 25 days...They have the reigning Cy Young winner...Some good talent...An excellent manager...Talk about the Tribe!  At least take a fucking month off of talking about the city's biggest scam artists, The Browns...

Yes, Scam artists...They say they're a NFL team, but they look like shit...They say they're changing the logo, but it's still a stupid orange helmet...They religiously suck, continue to raise ticket prices, and people keep filling the seats...They're scamming you! Wake up!

Last week, On Tuesday I posted a short Monday Moaning with my feel good story...I pulled it from the Chicago Blackhawks who have a great campaign going on called #WhatsYourGoal...Search them out when you have free time...It's good stuff...

This week's feel good story is from some Middle School basketball players and one of their Cheerleaders who has Downs Syndrome...





Yeah, that's a good one!

-Now lastly...Everyone is getting geared up because it's tourney time...Filling out those brackets...Let me just clue you in to the big winner...Yeah, I don't follow basketball a damn bit, but I'm fully confident in saying that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to take the whole damn thing!


-I hope you all enjoy the new look Gab, we're looking to take this place to the next level, and we're very excited about it...Tell a friend...Share a link...

Have a week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday Moaning...A Day Late...Again!


 
 
So, My week went a bit sideways last week, and shit kept getting screwed up all weekend...So, I'm a little late posting....This one will be very short and very sweet, as I just haven't had the time to do all I want to...

Last week I posted a awesome story that involved St. Louis Blues winger, T.J. Oshie, and I said I was going to try to keep mixing in positive stories from sports, because so much of we get is the negative...This week we stay with Hockey, because Hockey is the shit!

This week we have the story of Cammy, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith...





Like I said...Very short and Very Sweet...

Have a week.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Moaning



It's Monday and the NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching...and while some teams made minor moves last week, like the CRIPPLE_FOR_A_CRIPPLING_CONTRACT_TRADE,  but I expect some big activity Monday...Although my New York Rangers got started Sunday...Trading defenseman John Moore, very elite prospect, Anthony Duclair and a 1st and 2nd round draft picks to the Coyotes for the defenseman most teams would like to add, Keith Yandle, and defenseman Chris Summers, along with a 4th round draft pick...The Coyotes are also retaining 50% of Yandle's contract which has one more year left on it...

The Rangers then moved Lee Stempniak to Winnipeg for Carl Klingberg...As well as acquiring James Sheppard from San Jose for a 4th round pick...I expect to see San Jose dump a couple more players as it seems they are throwing in the towel on their playoff hopes...Unlike the Rangers who are all in, Cup or Bust...

Other trades that have taken place so far...

Washington added some more grit mixed with skill acquiring Curtis Glencross from Calgary for a 2nd and a 3rd'er...

Chicago landed another very talked about Coyote, Antoine Vermette for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a 1st round pick...The Blackhawks also landed Kimmo Timonen from Philly for and 2nd and 4th...

Florida overpaid New Jersey with a 2nd and 3rd for old man Jaromir Jagr...

Pittsburgh added some bulk with Daniel Winnik for a prospect a 2nd and a 4th...

-In other Hockey related news...Many Americans fell in love with watching T.J. Oshie in the Olympics...He plays the game well in all aspects...And he does some other cool stuff...Just watch!





We don't get to see enough of these stories in the sports world...We get far too many stories of domestic abuse, drug use, DUI's, assault, and other idiot shit....Hell, I've heard more about a tape that may exist involving Dez Bryant, in the last week, then I have about athletes doing good deeds in the last 6 months...So is the problem the athletes? the Media? Or our voyeuristic need to catch people doing bad shit?  Probably a combination of them all...

I know in my posts I hit on the negative more then the positive...So I'm going to start looking and searching some of these positive stories...

But that's after I do my Beatles Research...I saw this Sunday night after getting home from work...




I always blew off all the Beatles "Hidden Messages" stuff, but now I figure I'll be up until 3:00 AM digging into all of it...

That's it for now...

Have a week...

The Beeze.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Not-so Blockbuster Trade



In an odd pre-trade deadline move the Toronto Maple Leafs moved under-performing and grossly overpaid winger, David Clarkson and his $5.25 million a year contract that still has 5 years left, to the Columbus Bluejackets...Clarkson had just one 40 point + season before signing the deal...Give the guy credit for cashing in, but it was just another in what has been long line of horrible moves by the Leafs...

In return, the Leafs got...Wow, this one is great....


Nathan Horton and his $5.3 million a year deal...I believe it has 4 years left on it...That said, since signing that 7 year deal with the Jackets, Horton has barely sniffed the ice...And it was announced this year that Horton is suffering form a degenerative back injury and it's likely he'll never play hockey again...Now he'll get put on the Long-term Injured Reserved list, so he won't be a giant waste of cap space...

But seriously...Toronto blows and wants to dump salaries...And rebuild, again...Why not just say, 'Here, take Clarkson and give us some pucks and water bottles, maybe throw in  a7th round pick...No, okay just the pucks!'

Normally with trades everyone talks winners and losers...I guess this clunker is a wash!

The Beeze.