Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Moaning


 
Well that looks tasty!

It's a beautiful Monday...Today I start a week of vacation from work...No real plans, just getting stuff done that needs to get done, and I had to use the time before I lost it...Also, today is Mrs. Beeze and my 14 year anniversary...We've made it 14 years and she hasn't killed me yet...I most be doing something right! I know she hasn't stuck around for all my riches, because I'm fucking broke!

-As I predicted two weeks ago, the NCAA Hockey Championship came down to an all New England showdown, as Providence took on Boston University at the TD Garden in Boston...A month ago I wrote about talented BU freshman, Jack Eichel, who won the Hobey Baker, (Hockey Heisman) and how he'll be the number two player taken in the NHL draft this year...and how no one should be upset about landing this kid...In every game of the tourney, the 18 year old Eichel was the best player on the ice...

But Saturday night, as the championship game moved through the third period, BU leading 3-2, it became the tale of two goalies...Boston U.'s Matt O'Connor, and Providence's John Gillies...Gillies the top U.S. Goaltending prospect, drafted by the Calgary Flames has been college hockey's elite goalie...O'Connor has been solid, and a workhorse for BU, but it was seen more then once in the tourney that O'Connor had issues when handling the puck...He let in a fluke goal in the semifinal after mishandling the puck behind the goal...And Saturday, another fluke play turned the tide in the championship...

O'Connor had caught a shot in his glove, and was looking to drop it at the side of the goal for a defenseman, and lost it too soon, and the puck bounced between his legs, and into the goal...3-3 tie...And the kid was visibly shaken...



Barry Melrose sat in the booth suggesting the Friars just keep throwing the puck on net, or dumping it in, and make the shaken goalie handle it...It didn't take long for Providence long to ride the momentum, and go ahead 4-3...From there, the Friars kept grinding and gaining confidence, as Gillies made save after save...BU had a huge advantage winning face-offs, but late in the third period, Providence took control of that as well...And Gillies and his 49 saves bested O'Connor and his 39 saves leading the Providence Friars to the NCAA title...


Talent-wise, I would take BU any day, but a little momentum and a great goalie go a long way...I felt terrible for O'Connor...I hope the kid can get past this...Fucking nightmares!

Now I'm wondering will Eichel stick around with his young, talented Terrier teammates, or will he dash for the NHL?


-In NHL news, the Buffalo Sabres who have a great shot at landing Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, fired head coach Ted Nolan...AGAIN...Yes, they have fired Nolan before...The first time it was an unjust firing, and while they sucked this year, and actually looked like they were tanking late in the year, I can't blame that all on the coach...Maybe look at the GM who gave him a pile of shit for a team...Some bad contracts, traded away their franchise goalie last year, and brought in 4 different teams backups to try and be the guy...3rd liners and a couple 20 year olds who you haven't even let  hit their full potential yet, aren't going to get it done...If you're rebuilding, rebuild...Give the guy time to get them there...If you're rebuilding, keeping a consistent coaching staff should be a key starting point...The Buffalo Sabres, are the Cleveland Browns of Hockey!

-Since its all been hockey so far, I thought I'd share this funny bit Jimmy Fallon did this week...





-Baseball season has started...And Friday was the Home Opener here in Cleveland...It's become an unofficial holiday here, just like I'm sure it is in many other cities...With every opening day comes in Cleveland comes a handful of protesters...LITERALLY  a  HANDFUL...Protesting the partially the Indians name, but mostly, the Chief Wahoo logo...Now while the organization says they won't get rid of the Chief, (because they know how many fans will be pissed) they have been slowly scaling him back...First with a script I and now the block C...Chief Wahoo is awesome...If they cave I'll be pissed...My wife is one of the most liberal human beings alive, and she doesn't get why this handful of people have an issue with the Chief...

But if it's that big of deal, feel free to not offend me by making a smiling white guy the new logo...The Cleveland Caucasians!



Go White Boys!


Have a week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Monday Moaning




Happy Easter! Hope everyone had a great weekend...I did! but fuck that for now, lets get right into the bullshit that had me fired up late Saturday night....

After losing for the first time this season, three players from Kentucky left the court and didn't shake hands with the Wisconsin players...Fucking classless, but honestly, its not the first time this has happened after a major basketball game...Proving to me once again what a bunch of classless pussies basketball players are!  Then in the post game press conference, one of those three players, Andrea Harrison continued to show his lack of class...His teammate Karl-Anthony Towns was being asked about Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, and Harrison muttered into his hand, and a hot mic, "Fuck that nigga!"

Total lack of class...This reaffirms some of the shit people talk about Calipari and his program...But screw that...the guy is a great recruiter, and good coach who cares only about winning and not turning his players into men...And surely not true "Student Athletes"...But what it really shows from Harrison is a complete lack of respect for his opponents and his team...Great spot to put the rest of those guys in at the press conference dick-bag!  Yeah, big fucking deal, Harrison said on Twitter that he apologized to Kaminsky...No shit!  That what everyone does when social media blows up on you because you were a fucking asshole!

Now the next part of this that is pissing me off...The media...If Kaminsky (a white kid) said this about Harrison, ESPN along with so many other outlets would have this on a constant loop, and Stephen A. Smith would be going bat-shit crazy! he and Al Sharpton would be screaming for everyone to burn the whole State of Wisconsin to the fucking ground...But instead Smith was on ESPN saying Harrison "made a mistake and will learn from this."  He continued to explain how "times have changed," and "young black men use that term differently then an old white man would." 

WOW!...Holy fucking shit...

Look at this a different way...Let's take the word "Nigga" out of the equation...If Harrison said the same thing but just replaced "Nigga" with asshole, or shithead, dick, or douchebag, whatever, Harrison should still be viewed, and ripped for what he really is...A classless loser...A fucking asshole! And he should be ripped by Stephen A. Smith as well as me...But flip it...Put Kaminsky there, and he said 'Fuck that asshole!"  Smith and Sharpton would still be screaming that it's a racial thing and would want us to burn Wisconsin...

Remember just a few weeks back when Starbucks wanted their employees to try to engage customers into discussing race...#RaceTogether...You know, because everyone keeps saying we need to have an open and honest discussion about race in this country, but then two days later Starbucks shut it down...Why, because people are terrified to have an honest discussion about race...They're afraid of losing their job, upsetting friends or family members, or getting their teeth knocked out, or getting shot...There are people of all races that don't want to hear honest thoughts on the topic...their race and others races...

Yes, we all have flaws...Not just White people, or Black people, or Hispanic people, Christian, or Muslim, or Jewish...All Human Beings have flaws...Lets try to except and understand that first...When we get there please feel free to join me in an open and honest discussion on race...I'm not scared...After we hammer that out we can move on to religion...All except Scientology...Those fucking nut-jobs aren't invited!


-Ok...Lets go to something a bit lighter...This weekend in a shootout during an AHL game, Joey Crabb showed just how much he sucks, as the opposing goalie didn't hear the whistle, and wasn't ready for the shooter, and still made the save...Since Crabb sucks and shot it right at his pad...





-If you're on Twitter don't forget to follow the Gab @yougabsports...This is a tweet I posted Sunday when I had our account start following those dolts at Sporting News...


-Sunday was Easter...I had a great time with the family...Easter is my true sign of Spring...Baseball season is starting, and I have spent the last couple weeks getting prepared to defend my TWO fantasy baseball titles...The best time of year is upon us...The NHL playoffs are around the corner, and Baseball season is starting....

Maybe this will help get you in the good mood I'm in....




 
 
Have a week!
 
 

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.