Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Moaning




What's been cooking Gabbers?

Yes, I've been missing in action...Life has been hectic...Working 3rd shift has been a major adjustment, and combining that with helping out with my in-laws, and being a on-hands dad/Mr. Mom, my time is at a premium...But has just been that...I have very little interest at all in sports these days...I watch Hockey as much as I can, but otherwise I have tuned out the day to day bullshit of the sports world...

I have no itch...No desire to write...Nothing pushing me to rant and rave like I have been since 2007....Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of shit that is pissing me off...Like all these dolts that are running for President, and the frightening fact that people are so frustrated/stupid, that Donald Trump has a shot...The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower is a fucking mess...Don't get me wrong...I'm no fan of the Dems' front-runner, Mrs. Clinton....I don't trust her a bit...

The worst part is, it's only February...We got a long road of all this bullshit ahead...

The other things on my mind/in my life are not really stuff I'm willing to write about...I've always kept my posts open and honest but sometimes you have to think about other people and even have a personal line as well...

So, for now I will be taking a leave of absence from YouGabSports...It is nothing personal with any of our membership or my fellow owners...I just have no passion for it, and often don't have the time...I have put my heart and soul into this site for years, and it a truly special place for us old Sporting News Misfits...I hope to be able to recharge and find the passion again...Hopefully sooner than later...

I will leave you with this bit of sports...Many were pissed when NHL enforcer John Scott won the fan voting for the NHL All-Star Game...Many felt it was a joke...And it seemed like it started out that way...But the players embraced it, knowing how important Scott has been to his teams over the years...Fans embraced it as well, if you saw any of the All-Star coverage, you now what I mean...Scott is part of a dying breed in the NHL, and the NHL bosses made it clear they want that breed to die...They along with his team, the Coyotes asked him to back out...When the swell to keep him in grew, he was traded to Montreal who immediately sent him to the minors...It seemed like a clear power move to keep him out of the game...He refused as more support for him poured in, and he stuck it to the NHL, as his team won the new silly format, and he had two goals...Scott then was voted the MVP, and the NHL brass acted as if they were so happy by the outcome they tried so hard squash...

This morning I read a great piece...It was written by John Scott...Explaining the path his hockey career took and why...As well as what the NHL did and said to him to try and fuck up his moment in the spotlight...It's a really good READ...

I think this summed up how players feel about Scott...




That's it for me folks...


Have a week!



Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Moaning



This weekend I did something I haven't done in a very long time...I spent some time alone and watched some NFL football....Guess what I learned...

I'll never do that again....All my feelings I've had over the last few years were confirmed...The NFL has become a bad product...The players, the majority that is, are fucking scumbags...The coaches are in over their heads...They can't control their overpaid children...And the fans are still fucking idiots...Be it the fucking assholes in Cincy throwing stuff at the field and Ben Rapistbuerger  and cheering his injury....Or the countless fuck-sticks in Minnesota shitting on Blair Walsh over his missed field goal...Did you see the steady stream Vines and Instagram videos, of fans going out in the cold and kicking a field goal, and then yelling at Walsh?

Hey cunts, life is a lot easier when you don't have a defense in front of you, and don't have 70,000 screaming fans around you....Oh, and it's also easier when you can hit delete and retry your kick you just missed...

Shit, let me stay on these Vikings cunts....You fucking assholes trashing the kicker, and holder...SHUT THE FUCK UP!  If your cunty team would have scored touchdowns instead of field goals all day, you would have won...If your cunty, child beating, self-proclaimed "greatest running back in the league" would have picked up more then 45 yards on the ground, and wouldn't have fumbled at a key point in the game, you would have won...Stop blaming the Special Teams when there is plenty of blame for your whole fucking team!

Hey Kansas City, thank you for exposing another thing I knew to be true...JJ Watt is overrated....(this is the point when some fuck-stick tells me how many sacks Watt has each year)...Yeah...Awesome...He's a one fucking dimensional cunt who loves playing for the cameras and forgot he needs to play against the run...The Chiefs made Watt look stupid and confused, running right past him...Some plays unblocked...His mind is always at going for a sack and isn't reading to stop the run nearly enough...

Hey Watt, go have a Subway and Gatorade...Mug it up real good...Pretend that you stay 8 hours after practice on Hard Knocks working by yourself...Smile at Erin Andrews and make her wet...And get the fuck out of here, just like half your coaching staff that got fired today! CUNT!

(Seems to be a reoccurring word today)....

Pittsburgh and Cincinnati....Two fucking teams I will never like...Two teams with more hate-able players then like-able....Two teams with coaches that seem like genuinely good guys...But they can't control the criminal elements on their teams...I had missed the first half of this game...The wife and I were out to eat and enjoying some us time...But then I got into this later stages of this game...

Many talking heads felt the refs were doing a good job of letting them play and not letting the bullshit get out of hand...Those people are wrong...The refs should have set the tone early if they didn't want any bullshit...Instead the slow boil began to rage late in the 4th quarter...

Listen Cincy fans, I get it...Porter is a piece of shit, antagonist, and as a "coach" shouldn't have been out on the field...But your guy, Pac-Man Jones pushed a ref...Right there, end  of discussion...If you don't think he deserves a flag, you are retarded...Then he cried on the sidelines realizing he had a big hand in losing this game for his team...Then he made a Vine video screaming about how the refs sucked and fucked them...Not wining any points at all Pac-Man...All this stemmed from Vontaze Burfict being called for a head shot on Antonio Brown....





 Then, today hePac-Man was on the Rich Eisen Show saying that Brown was faking, and that's why he was so mad....Really...He faked getting hit in the head...Sorry you stupid fucking cunt, there's no faking that...

A sinkhole opening up under that stadium and swallowing up everyone there would have been the best solution....

I'm still amazed guys like Jones and Burfict are still in the league, since the Goodell was going to be Mr. Law & Order...Oh yeah, that's right...He's a pussy when it comes to serious stuff....

I hate what the NFL has become...I am, officially, 100% done...My hope for the rest of the playoffs is that New England and Seattle meet again in the "Super Bowl" since those are two teams most people seem to hate...I hope the Patriots win...I hope Brady in the MVP...And when they stick the mic in his face I hope he tells Goodell to 'Eat my ass!'

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You know what is a great sport?  Hockey...You know who made an awful trade last year...My New York Rangers, they traded top prospect Anthony Duclair for overrated D-man Keith Yandle....Look at this move Duclair pulled off this weekend...






That was sick....Kid made everyone look bad...Especially the Rangers!


There was also a big trade in Columbus...Sadly, I saw this coming back in OCTOBER ....Since the arrival of John Tortorella, rising 'Jackets star (C) Ryan Johansen has become a lump of shit...Bad turnovers...piss poor defensive play...all around, totally sucking...This, a year after a long, drawn-out, contract negotiation, that got him paid handsomely...The 'Jackets sent him to Nashville for rising star (D) Seth Jones...Nashville has tons of talent on the blueline and need a #1 Center which Johansen should be...Jones looks like he will be a top pair defenseman...this looks like it may be one of those win-win deals for both teams...

Sadly for Columbus, After the season Johansen had last year, they could have gotten a bigger haul if they moved him in the off-season...But I guess you never know when a guy is going to start acting like a lazy, cunty, piece of shit...


That's it for now...


Have a week!



Monday, January 4, 2016

Breaking News: Browns Rebuilding....



....AGAIN!

Yes, in a not shocking at all development, last night Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired idiot GM, Ray Farmer and in over his head, Head Coach Mike Pettine...

In more shocking news from Cleveland...The Browns organization also isn't happy with QB Johnny Manziel who didn't show up for his mandatory concussion protocol stuff Sunday, after it was widely reported that he was seen (shockingly) partying in Vegas....

Will this criminal fuck Haslam cut ties with this ass-clown Manziel finally?  Who knows...Who cares...They're both fucking retarded!

I will tell you all what I have for the past five years...Walk away from the Browns...The do nothing but take up your time and money....You would keep going back to a restaurant that kept serving you awful, rotten, spoiled, food, with grossly inflated prices...So why the fuck do you keep going back to the Browns!?!

Oh...Wait there is one more piece of breaking Browns news...You see those two ladies at the top correct...Shockingly, Steelers fans manage to be sexier then Browns fans...




Monday Moaning



Well, here we are....The first Monday Moaning of 2016...It really seems odd to think that we are living in the year 2016, and we don't have our fucking flying cars....But shit, looking at how people drive, the idea of us all flying cars is terrifying as hell....

What else is terrifying?  The media in this country...A group of armed protesters/militia seized control of a federal wildlife refuge, and it is barely being covered...And when it is covered, none of these cunts in the media are calling theses ass-hats what they are...Terrorists! There is no other way to put it! And the lack of response is infuriating...Why hasn't the National Guard been mobilized? Why haven't there been drones blowing these fuckheads away?  Seriously, if I walked into City Hall armed to the teeth, and said I was claiming this property for the people, the police would fucking end me, and my wife wouldn't have a bad thing to say about them...This folks is some serious bullshit....

I'm at a loss over how fucking retarded this country is becoming...I mean shit, have you looked at the fucking dummies running for President!?!

2016 is picking up where 2015 left off...

-As I said in my NEW YEARS  I have paid no attention to sports...And that has continued...I watched some of the Winter Classic, but turned it off because their stupid drone camera was making me nauseous...I also watched a good deal of the Notre Dame and Ohio State game...That too made me nauseous...The best sports I watched over the weekend was College Hockey...Notre Dame and Denver played a couple great games....But the big highlight came from North Dakota's Drake Caggiula....






-There was something in Hockey that pissed me off last week...at the end of a Bruins and Senators game, fights broke out...





Everyone knows I'm pro-fighting, but something happened that pissed me off...Chris Neil gave Adam McQuaid an eye gouge...



This shows them both digging in, but if you watch the video again, Neil does it first, and then McQuaid does it trying to get Neil off...But even if  you want to call it dirty on both, this isn't the first time Neil has pulled this crap...



It seems like when he's struggling, he goes to the eye gouge...







But what made me really angry was the NHL did nothing about it...No fine, no suspension, nothing...It wasn't even talked about on NHL Radio or Netwwork...For some reason people respect Neil, and he's dirty as fuck...Just wait until this asshole takes a stick to the eye...It will be completely justified...


-In some positive hockey news...Last Saturday, Shannon Szabados of the Columbus Cottonmouths in the SPHL made 33 saves to record the first shutout by a female in men's pro-hockey...



This may help the couple emerging Women's pro-hockey leagues...Maybe...


That's it for now...Have a week...





Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year...I Guess!




I hope the holiday season has treated you all well...I hope many Merry Christmases were had and wonderful New Years celebrations as well...I hope your trees were trimmed as nicely as the one above...And I hope all you Santa's out there were treated the way we all should be....




I had a good Christmas, that was chaotic...Working third shift on at a new job...getting by on limited sleep...Running my Mother-in-law to visit my Father-in-law at the Nursing Home we had to put him in...Dealing with the day to day stuff with the household and eh kids...And all that craziness of being Santa...It barely felt like Christmas...it just felt hectic...But in the end, the family was happy and that's all that matters....

As for my writing and sports...I have been an absent as a writer and a site owner...I have watched no sports...I have zero fucks to give about sports lately...I have watched literally no college football bowl games...Zero, zip, none...I will however be sitting down shortly to watch Notre Dame and Ohio State play...I will be jumping of course to the NHL's "Winter Classic"...I don't know that I will be writing about these events...Hell, this is the first time I have opened my laptop to write in a couple weeks...It's only been used for Molly to play Club Penguin with big brother...

I heard about Peyton Manning, and I saw some people going off via facebook about how differently the media has covered his possible cheating as opposed to how they covered Brady and the Patriots...Anyone cheating or trying to cheat in sports does not surprise me...I've just come to except it...A large number of people in our society are always looking for an angle, and a way to get by or cheat the system...A large number of people are assholes!

Bill Cosby was finally rung up on charges for being a piece of shit...Possibly a rapist (allegedly)....He's done enough bits about Spanish Fly over his career, or the Cosby Show episode where his BBQ sauce made everyone horny, plus what he has said in depositions, that pretty much make it clear that he is all about drugging women to so he can do whatever freaky shit he wants to them...Another asshole working an angle!

Then we have our field of lying, cheating, self promoting, fear-mongering, gas-bag, criminal fucks who are running for President...What a sad state of affairs we are in when this steaming pile holds our options for the next President...

It might be a new year, but it's starting out looking like the same old shit...My suggestion for having a "Happy New Year"....Turn off all this noise...Don't watch political shows on TV...Watch shit that makes you laugh, and smile...Watch shows and movies that excite you or make you cry...Watch something that makes you think, as opposed certain agendas crammed down your throat via soundbites...

Watch sports and enjoy the purity of the games...Don't watch 2 hours of pre and post game coverage that muddle up the game with bullshit...Don't let some weasel tell you it's a real serious story because "Sources say"...Tell me the sources name and that they are real, or fuck off...

Listen to music...Listen to lots of music...All kinds...Good music...






Enjoy your family and friends...Sit down to a good dinner, and don't let any phones out at the table...Engage in real conversation...Texts and tweets are overrated and limit us all...Talk and listen...


That's my Happy New Year to you!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Moaning



I have to be honest with you, each week, it becomes harder and harder for me to not become a Buffalo Bills fan...If for no other reason then their fans, known as the #BillsMafia....They lived up to their reputation again this Sunday...

Warning: NSFW!





That's some quality Tailgating!

The Bills also managed to beat the Texans, so there was winning all around in Buffalo...


-Now, I'm moving right along to my crusade to promote the fighting in the NHL, because douchebags like Mathew Barnaby and Mike Milbury annoy me so much for talking about getting rid of fighting in Hockey...Milbury who climbed in the stands and hit fan with a shoe, and Barnaby who never would have been in the NHL if he didn't scrap....Assholes!

I felt there were three really solid fights this past week...


1. McLeod and Glass...






2. Chipchura and Smith...






3. Latta and Trouba...







Bonus:  The big, crushing left, from the little guy, Jordan Tootoo...






- Now I will get to the final topic for this edition of Monday Moaning...The Bowl selection happened...And the Fiesta Bowl selected Notre Dame and Ohio State...The line has opened with Ohio State being a 5 point favorite...

I'll take it...The Irish plus 5...Ohio State has covered the spread just twice this season, on a really weak schedule...And I'm not even going to rag on the schedule, because anymore, it's a crap shoot, and the schedules are made a few years out...The Irish had softies too...But at least neither Charleston Southern on their schedule, right Alabama!?!  (twats!)

I saw some friends on Facebook already talking trash, like this is a damn cakewalk for Ohio State...Jesus fucking Christ, they struggled with Northern Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota...Even in the games where they blew teams out they sucked balls for a quarter or two...Ohio State didn't play a complete until Michigan...

Yes, Notre Dame had a couple clunkers...Their defense saved them against BC, when the offense took that night off...Then the defense shit the bed against Stanford...

I expect this to be a good game...I expect a few sloppy moments, because shit, both of these teams had plenty of those this season, that's why they aren't in the playoffs...And yes, Buckeye Nation, I saw you pissing and moaning on Twitter Saturday night and early Sunday morning, how the playoffs should be eight teams and not four....Funny how you didn't feel that way last year...Knuckle up!

Anyways....I have to take a trip into Ohio soon, and make some bets with my friends there on this one...I'm looking forward to New Year's Day now!


That's if for now...More to come...

Have a week...


Saturday, December 5, 2015

"Everything is Bigger in Texas..."



Does that include the assholes?

Okay, to be fair, I'm northern boy, and it seems easy to talk shit about Texas at times...Been then again, I was born in raised in Cleveland, Ohio...A place that has been shit on religiously since before I was born...So I feel I'm allowed to fire my own wise-cracks at people around the world, including assholes in Texas...

And while I'm about to single out the Texas Longhorns Football team, both schools in this game are in Texas...

So Baylor's 4th string QB throws an interception...His teammates don't get the guy...He does, right at the sideline...Now it looks like he Texas player's one foot was hitting the sideline right as Hawthorne, (the QB) got there...But watch the video, there is no whistle...Hawthorne continues to battle the Texas defender and is starting to throw him to the ground as the whistle blows...(blown before he is down...That whole progress was stopped crap)...






The QB played it right...He played it hard, and he played through the whistle...And what happened...the Texas bench, a 5-7 team, acted like a bunch of cunts...Shoving him, 18 is no actor, he intentionally fell on top of Hawthorne...They started a bunch of shit, for no good goddamn reason...

People keep talking about Charlie Strong changing the culture at Texas, including myself...Doesn't look like it's working....They're record sucks, and they're acting like punk-ass cunts...

With this one play, I lost all hope for the culture changing at Texas, and for whatever the hell Strong is doing!