Sunday, August 30, 2015

Monday Moaning



Well, there are going to be some changes happening with the Cleveland Indians...After a week or so of Indians President/former GM, Mark Shapiro telling all of the media he wasn't going anywhere...As I write this post, the final details are being hammered out that will see Shapiro leave, and take the role of President for the Toronto Blue Jays...

Blue Jays president Paul Beeston is retiring...Beeston was the 'Jays first employee in 1976...Shapiro has been with the Indians since 1992, and was the GM from 2001-2010...Then he was promoted to President...Shapiro is highly respected in the baseball world for his eye for talent, and how he has managed a tight budget over the years...Shapiro is also on MLB's competition committee...He also oversaw the recent renovation to Progressive Field...The Blue Jays are planning on some major changes to the Rogers Centre...These plans may have helped to make the job attractive to Shapiro, as well as Shapiro attractive to the Jays...

Toronto made a huge splash at the trade deadline...And now are making a splash upstairs...

Personally, I wasn't much of a Shapiro fan...He held onto former Manager Eric Wedge too long...He traded Cliff Lee after winning the Cy Young, a year before he had to for a handful of players...Only one who is left and just panning out this year in Carrasco...He traded C.C. Sabathia after his Cy Young, for a slug Matt LaPorta (an elite prospect) and got Michael Brantley as a throw in...Brantley clearly has panned out well, but he was called a throw in...Sounds like dumb luck...Enough dumb luck to make people forget that LaPorta was a "can't miss player"...He traded Victor Martinez a year before he had to, for squat...

The best move he made was getting out of the GM role...Chris Antonetti has done well as GM...I'm not sure how much of the hiring of Terry Francona falls on Shapiro, but I'll put that up there as his second best move...

Speaking of Francona, there has already been fear that he would use his opt-out clause to possibly follow Shapiro to Toronto...Francona has already come out and said that he has no intention of doing something like that...Who knows, that could be just more bullshit, that we normally get in sports...Although, I have a lot more respect for Francona, and would trust his word more then Shapiro...


-Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta just threw this season 6th no-hitter, striking out 12...I hadn't looked at Arrieta as an ace, but he clearly has become the Cubs ace, and not Jon Lester...The guy was a inconsistent pitcher with good stuff, while with the Orioles, and now he has put it all together...Only problem for the Cubs, which is the same problem the Pirates have been having...Both these teams have been playing incredible baseball, and they can't catch the St. Louis Cardinals,(best record in baseball) who keep plugging along no matter who gets injured...Which has got to be about half their team now...So I guess Washington can't really fall back on the injury excuse anymore...


-While I was writing this post, and checking twitter, I was feeling ready to puke in my soup, as so many people are on social media talking about the MTV Video Music Awards...Which apparently are mostly about female pop stars trying see who can look like the biggest whore...And how can they have a Video Music Awards show, when MTV hasn't shown a music video in 15 fucking years...My God this world sucks!


-I'm getting warmed up for Football season...I laughed when I saw Illinois FIRED their head football coach 8 days before the season begins...I've got 7 games picked out for this first week of college football to help you gamblers out...I'll be posting that Wednesday night so you're ready for those Thursday games...And then I did  my fantasy football draft...I didn't want to play...Because I hate the NFL, and am doing what I can to avoid their shit...But Sully made me, so I said screw it...I'll win this bitch...Here's what NFL.com thought of my draft...



Suck it fellas!


-I'll close with this...As a Notre Dame fan, I really like reading THIS...I was always a Tom Zbikowski, but had no idea his life after football went this way...He down a hole, but is finding redemption...He didn't waste all of his NFL money...And he didn't waste all of his money from his undefeated boxing career...But he still needs the adrenaline...And he wants to do something important...He's a Chicago Firefighter now...His father Ed said...

"Now, he doesn’t have 80,000 people cheering for him and 30 million people watching him. It’s easy to be a hero when people are watching you, but to be a hero when nobody’s watching you and it’s 2 o’clock in the morning and you get a call?
“If you took his greatest knockout or the greatest game he has ever played, none of that will save a person’s life. You can score 100 touchdowns, and that won’t compare to saving someone’s life.’’

And Zbikowski isn't done there...He has more goals...Click that link for good read...

Have a week...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Illinois Fires Head Football Coach




A week before the start of the college football season, Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas announced the firing of head football coach Tim Beckman, after a clearly long investigation...Thomas saying, "The preliminary information external reviewers shared with me does not reflect our values or our commitment to the welfare of our student-athletes, and I've chosen to act accordingly. During the review, we have asked people not to rush to judgment, but I now have enough information to make this decision in assessing the status and direction of the football program."

Beckman has been under investigation since allegations came out about him pressuring offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic to play while injured, and that he misled Cvijanovic about the severity of his injuries...

The investigation not only showed Beckman had influenced medical decisions , but also threatened to withdraw scholarships from players during their senior year, after they had finished the football season...

Thomas added, "Both of those findings are unsettling violations of University policy and practice and do not reflect the culture that we wish to create in athletic programs for our young people. I expect my coaches to protect players and foster their success on and off the field."

After finding out Beckman had been fired, Simon Cvijanovic told the Associated Press, "All I can say right now is I think it's a step in the right direction. It seems like there's more than just Beckman that needs to be held accountable."

Former Illinois defensive tackle, and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Akeem Spence said via Twitter,  "Illinois just got better !!!#illini"

Offensive Coordinator Bill Cubit will be the interim head coach for this season...

Beckman will not be getting the $3.1 million left on his contract, nor will he be getting $743,000 if he were to be bought out...In 3 season at Illinois he had a 12-25 record and 1 bowl appearance...

Based on what seems to be happening at Illinois...And the fact that Beckman is a loser, with a losing team, I'm totally in agreement with giving this TOOL his walking papers...But considering Cvijanovic came forward with his claims in May, I would have thought a place of higher-learning would have setup a timetable for their investigation, with a deadline...Because firing your head football coach a week before their sorry asses get rolled by little Kent State makes you look like there is still a shit-load of dysfunction going on there!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Patrick Kane Won't be Charged with Rape




I have been tracking the Patrick Kane Rape allegations for some TIME, and  I even went as far as to say, he was SET UP...I felt even more confident in that when the guy who was his driver on the night in question, a police officer, came out and said much of what the accuser said was bullshit...

Now, from information coming out from The Buffalo News, the Hamburg Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Kane won't be charged with Rape or Sexual Assault..."at this time"...The reason?  A lack of evidence...

Remember, in this country, the law says Innocent until proven Guilty...

It was reported yesterday that Kane had met with investigators...And later it came out from WGRZ, that no settlement agreements have been discussed...I'm glad to see that...I hate when people claim to be innocent while they pay accusers off...

A source via Sports Mockery that has been spot-on throughout this whole thing with details about the accuser, gave this bit of information...


"Kane will be cleared because of lack of evidence indicating a rape occurred. The alleged victim has been informed and is hysterical crying.

Investigators called the alleged victims lawyers last night , said not enough evidence to charge Kane “at this time” they will continue to investigate to see if any other leads or witnesses come forward."

Someone within the Buffalo Police Department also said,

"I was told that court security personnel and officers who are not currently on vacation were told they should remain the the area and available. Presumably for an upcoming press conference, however that could take a while."


Kane's lawyer, Paul Cambria has not commented...But they could be because he will prefer to do some grandstanding at a press conference, as those lawyers love to do...

Now, are all those people that automatically assumed Kane was guilty, and trashed him going to come out with apologies...Post articles with huge letters that say, 'We're Sorry We Called Patrick Kane a Rapist'....I fucking doubt it!



Monday, August 24, 2015

A Quick Monday Moaning




I bypassed the normal Monday Moaning in honor of my Traditional Beverly Potts post...But I came across a video that had to be shared...

Warren Sapp and Cris Carter speaking with last year's NFL rookies...A thing that is done every year, to help rookies look out for pitfalls, and how to adjust to NFL life, and blah, blah, blah...

Well now we know what is really being said there...






Cris Carter just told all those guys, go ahead and be an asshole...Be a criminal...Do whatever you want...Just have a friend on your payroll who is totally willing to go to jail for your ass, and the money you give him...

Unfucking believable....No wonder the number of crimes committed by NFL players are through the roof...They're being told it's okay, by a fucking Hall of Famer, who sits on the ESPN set each week, preaching the word of Jesus, and riding his high horse around town about how evil the Patriots are because they an under-inflated football...

Typical ESPN...Typical NFL....Typical Carter...

It was former 49er Chris Borland who brought this to light in and interview for stupid ESPN the magazine...Borland felt like he wanted to walk out while hearing this bullshit coming from Carter.

ESPN said in a statement, "We completely disagree with Cris's remarks and we have made that extremely clear to him. Those views were entirely his own and do not reflect our company's point of view in any way."


They're so tough aren't they?


Carter of course didn't stand by what he said, and took to Twitter to apologize.

Seeing that video has made me realize how wrong I was. I was brought there to educate young people and instead I gave them very...bad advice. Every person should take responsibility for his own actions. I’m sorry and I truly regret what I said that day.”


He knew why the fuck he was there...The only education he was there to give was to 'stay out of the police report...Don't get caught...Have a fucking fall guy to cover for you when you break the law, as you surely will, because you're in the NFL and that's what we do here!'


It's this bullshit why I can't support the NFL...Goodell is on a crusade for the proper inflation of footballs, while there have been 95 domestic violence charges against players in his league over the last 15 years...There are countless drug charges...Countless DUI's...Countless assaults, some murders and child endangerment...Then their are the brain injuries, which are leading to a growing number of suicides....

Don't send a couple star former players to tell these kids to stay away from problem friends, and leaches...Don't tell them how to handle their money wisely...Don't tell them to avoid bad situations...Juts tell them don't get caught.

Fuck Goodell!

Fuck the NFL!

Fuck Sapp! (i've had a couple Twitter wars with him)

Fuck Carter! Fake piece of shit! If there is a God, that Cris Carter is always preaching about....Please Lord, strike that mother fucker down with a bolt of lightning!


Where is Beverly Potts


(This is the Only blog post, that I go into the archives to repost...And until we know what happened Beverly Potts, I will continue to do so...August 24th 2015 marks the 64th anniversary of Beverly's disappearance...Amazingly, authorities may have some new CLUES...)



Friday August 24th 1951, 10 year old Beverly Potts vanished from her Cleveland neighborhood...Never to be seen again...The case is still open...And even though it has nothing to do with me...It haunts me...

She had disappeared after attending a showagon at Halloran Park....The showagon was a group of singers dancers, and other performers, that went from park to park near the end of Summer...Halloran Park was at the corner of Beverly's street, Linnet and 117th...

Beverly had gone there with her best friend and next door neighbor, Patsy Swing...Beverly was told she stay for the whole show...Patsy had to be home by dark...When it got close to 9:00 PM...Patsy left...She tried to get Beverly to come with her...But Beverly wanted to stay...And did...

Once it was 10:00 PM, Beverly's parents, and older sister became worried...Her father and sister went to the park to look for her...They came back with no signs of Beverly...They checked again...Her mother called the police...Later, after the police hadn't shown up...Her sister called the police again...It was now after midnight...The search was on...Her father Robert searched the neighborhood...Neighbors began to realize something was wrong...And started searching also...

By all accounts, Beverly was extremely shy...Especially around boys, and men...Even men she knew...So the thought that she would have left willingly with some one was highly doubted...Yet no one at the park had noticed any type of struggle, or anything alarming...It's estimated that there was 1500 people there...

Then Saturday morning came...No sign of Beverly...The neighborhood was in shock...The Cleveland police was working non-stop, lead by Chief of Detectives, James E. McArthur...Every lead...I stress every, was checked out...Hot lines were setup...All three Cleveland papers were covering the story, non-stop...

One of the scariest things to me, is the number of stories that came out...A woman down the block from the Potts house hearing a girl scream "I want to go home!" as a car sped by...A man seeing a young girl in a car with an older man...And then seeing that car in a field a short time later, about a mile or so away...The man beating the girl...A cab driver picking up a suspicious looking man and a young girl on 117th, and taking them to the bus station...These are just a few...You can't be sure what is true, and what isn't...But if any of them are true, why the hell didn't some one do something, or speak up sooner...

There was also many reports of people seeing a particular type of car...With a creepy looking person...Some accounts saying two people...Trolling around the park during the Showagon...

It's all so sketchy...Especially 60 years later...Yet...Even today...If a tip comes in...It's checked out...It's still an open case...Nothing has ever been found...

"The earth might as well have opened up and swallowed the child. She has vanished into nothing." -Ben R. Tidyman in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 9-4-'51

The Potts family was investigated...Neighbors interviewed...Classmates interviewed...Every know sex offender questioned...I was surprised to read how well the police kept tabs on sex offenders back then...Over the years, there have been many promising tips, that have just never panned out..

In 2001 letters were received at the Cleveland Plain Dealer...A dying man confessing to the disappearance, molestation, and murder of Beverly...On the 50th anniversary of the disappearance, he was going to turn himself in at Halloran Park...Then he sent another letter, just weeks before...Saying he has become to sick, and was being put into a nursing home...The Police checked everything and anything they could...The man was never found....Beverly has never been found...No trace of her has ever been found...

It's been said, that after Beverly's disappearance, Her mother Elizabeth, "seemed to be crying softly virtually all the time." I can only imagine. Elizabeth Potts died 5 years later, in 1956...

I said at the beginning that this story haunts me...I'm not sure why...I do know that it bothers me even more, now that I have kids of my own...My father grew up at Halloran Park...It was just steps from his childhood home...He knew of Beverly Potts...He's a few years older then her...She was friends with my aunt...

I had spent plenty of time at Halloran Park when I was kid...We'd walk up there when we were visiting my grandfather...I didn't find out about the Beverly Potts story until I was in high school...Although I didn't think much of it...But I always felt uneasy at the park after that...I took my wife there once...It was our first date that didn't start in a bar after work...We went ice skating there...But I still felt strange...I drive past Halloran everyday...And I think about what may have happened to that little girl...

I always think about how much better things were in our society, when i was kid...I knew there were kid touchers, and evil people...I was prepared for it...But it didn't seem to be too bad...Then I would think about when my parents were growing up, and how much better a time it was in the world...There couldn't be this much bad sh!t...Then I learned about Beverly Potts...And her story leads you to so many more horrible stories that happened back then...Clearly, this world has always been f**ked up....

I guess all we can do is prepare our children for the bad as best we can...While not forgetting to show them the good...

Many times you hear questions like, 'If you could ask God one question...What would it be?' Or some silly sh!t like that...I'd ask, WHERE'S BEVERLY POTTS?

Not that it would do any good for her family...They're all gone...Maybe it's just my Catholic upbringing that just wants that poor child's soul to finally rest peacefully.





For more on Beverly Potts case...There is a great book called "The Twilight Of Innocence" by James Jessen Badal.
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Beverly's page at The Charley Project... http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/potts_beverly.html
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children... http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

Friday, August 21, 2015

The NCAA is at it Again



Three years ago the NCAA forced the University of North Dakota to drop their Fighting Sioux nickname and logo...And while the University is trying to figure out what change the nickname and logo to, Alumni, students and fans, have yet to fully embrace the passing of their history...

So the cunts at the NCAA have piped up again, with a threat to North Dakota athletics...the NCAA has told the school that if a competing team were to file a complaint about fans continuing the use of ‘Fighting Sioux’ or ‘Sioux’ in chants, like in the anthem ending, “and the home of the Sioux!,"  the NCAA could sanction the athletic teams.

“Schools can be held accountable for their fans’ actions/behavior at school events,” said Gail Dent, the NCAA’s associate director of public and media relations...


University of North Dakota spokesman, Peter Johnson knows it will be hard for fans to except and embrace a new nickname/logo...Johnson made it clear that the school does not want to tell fans what they can and can't say and wear, as many fans still wear the classic Sioux logo...

“The president has said pretty consistently that people can certainly wear what they want to wear and say what they want to say within the bounds of, well, the kinds of things you can say.”


It was bad enough when the NCAA forced UND to drop their name...And that logo...One of the best in all of sports...And North Dakota was forced to be without nickname for 3 years...Somehow it was figured this would give the fan-base a cooling off period...Yeah, right...When was the last time you saw some one cool off and be okay after you fucked them in the ass, when they didn't want your money-grubbing-politically-correct-bullshit cock in their ass!?!


The NCAA picks and chooses who they screw over...No problem with criminals at Florida State and their Seminoles mascot/logo/nickname...UND had backing of multiple Sioux tribes, yet the nickname/log was deemed "hostile and abusive."  by the NCAA...The logo which was designed by Bennett Brien, a local artist and UND graduate of Ojibwa ethnicity....


The NCAA also picks and chooses what to take stands on...Student athletes who literally can't fucking read, at North Carolina are getting passing grades so they can play Football and Basketball...Student athletes can't except a free lunch from a coach, even if they can't afford to eat...But the NCAA is worried about nicknames...

This is the idiot shit they do...Just like politicians...'Look at this shiny thing over here, ignore the real issuses.'

They make a stink about something dumb, all in an attempt to distract us from the fact that they are a multi-billion dollar corporation making all that money on the backs of their unpaid employees! 

 The NCAA is said to be a non-profit organization that regulates college athletics...It was created to help, and protect the student athlete after major injuries and deaths had been occurring on the football field during the early 20th century, which was leading Universities to kill off their programs... 

I truly love college sports...But it gets a harder and harder each year to support this mess...the governing body is only worried about padding their bank accounts...The Universities have the same mindset...Is it any wonder you here so many college athletes saying, "I gotta get mine!"


As for UND...The school has been going through the process of adopting a new nickname...The list is now down to five....Fighting Hawks, North Stars, Nodaks, Roughriders and Sundogs. UND president Robert Kelley has also suggested the no nickname option after a large backlash of fans, students and alumni felt that was the best way to go...Either Fighting Sioux or no Fighting Sioux is their feeling...





Thursday, August 20, 2015

NHL Makes Deal with Adidas




News broke a couple days ago that Adidas has won a long-term contract to make uniforms for all 30 NHL teams, starting the 2017-2018 season...Adidas will be taking over for Reebok, a brand owned by Adidas...

The current deal with Reebok annually brings in the NHL $35 million...The new rights deal with Adidas will bring in double that...Adidas beat out Under Armour and Bauer Hockey for the deal...

This deal has many Hockey traditionalists worried about what type of changes Adidas will make to NHL jerseys...Myself, I would hate to see them fuck up the traditional look that so many of the teams have...Many fear that Adidas will add their signature three stripe style to the jerseys...I hope they will respect tradiotn, like they did with Notre Dame...Adidas was with Notre Dame Athletics for many years, and stuck with the traditional look...They added the signature three-stripe to practice jerseys, but game day gear was basically left alone...

Adidas sales dropped 7% last year, and they are looking to make a big turnaround...Future star Connor McDavid has already done a commercial promoting the brand...And talks have begun with Sidney Crosby, who's endorsement deal with Reebok will expire at the end of this month...

But there is another fear about Adidas and the NHL getting into bed together...Will this move bring what many have feared for years, but have seen coming...Advertising on the jerseys...We have seen it in junior hockey...We have seen it in European hockey leagues...The AHL...And many NHL teams have had an advertiser on their practice jerseys...But game jerseys...It just doesn't seem right...

Listen it seems natural in auto racing...As far back as I remember, and before me, ads were on race cars...But not on Hockey Jerseys...I'm sure Holy Hell would be raised if MLB tried it...

But the NHL wants to grow...And they want to line their pockets more...NHL officials project that ads on jerseys could bring in $4 million per team each year...

What's the saying?  Money talks and Tradition walks...Something like that!

Hey, I like India Reynolds in Adidas...



I'm not sure if I'll like hockey in it...


Then again, We like India Reynolds in or out of Adidas!




Monday, August 17, 2015

Freedom of Speech...Not So Much



After finishing this week's MONDAY MOANING, I did as I always do, went to link it on my Facebook page...It is also setup to auto feed into our YouGabSports Facebook Page...But it didn't feed in...And when I tried to link it on my "wall" this is what I got...


It didn't happen with other things I linked...Just Monday Moaning...Now when I link on Facebook, what I post can only be seen by my "Friends"...I have my shit setup pretty secure...The only other place I link is a "private group" of former Sporting News bloggers...So the post is not out there for getting into everyone in the world's feed...So it bothers me that person/persons considered a "friend" would report my posts as "Abusive"...If you don't like it, don't read it...Even better, if it bothers you, you can block it...Unfriend me, and even block me...I've blocked tons of fuckers!  It's just like TV or radio...You don't like what's on, turn it off!

But we live in this oversensitive, cry if I don't like something, because it's not politically correct, pussified fucking world...And all companies do what the crybabies wish...Even if it is only 1-2 people out of my whole list of "Friends"...

As expected I have had no help from Facebook support, because as we all know, support from any company these days sucks balls!


Since I started blogging 8 years ago, I have always found myself under attack, because I don't always take the popular view...And I definitely don't take the PC view...And honestly, I never minded taking on those fights...It gave me more material to rant with...But I'm sick of this shit...Last I checked, Facebook was an American company...America which offers us all the FREEDOM OF SPEECH...And last I checked, the Internet was suppose to be this glorious place filled with free speech and free thought...But it's all being overrun with crybabies...

I tried to link a blog from MY website, onto MY Facebook page, and I was blocked...Seriously...WHAT THE FUCK!?!  Some one explain how this type of retardation goes on!

I've heard all the criticism before...I've been told I objectify women by using the pictures I do at the beginning of each Monday Moaning...But that folks, is just plain ole, BULLSHIT...The pictures I use are of Models, Actresses, and other women who freely post these pictures of themselves for all to see...I am celebrating these women...Celebrating their beauty, sex appeal, strength, boldness, and maybe adding to viewers Spank Bank...I am not objectifying these women or any women...You are...Because you are insecure in yourself, your beliefs, your looks, your character, your strength...

Just because your beliefs/opinions and my beliefs/opinions are different, does not mean you are wrong...Or that I am wrong...It doesn't mean either one of us has a higher moral ground...We just see things differently...What happened to discussion? What happened to debate? Instead, this fucking world has bypassed the good that can come out of that, and now goes straight to "REPORT ABUSE."


I don't force my views on anyone...You have the option to click the link or not...You have the option to out click if you don't like it...You have the option to read on, and challenge my views in the comment thread...But instead, you choose to force your views on me anonymously with your asshole, crybaby, tactics...

I use to love the power and reach of the Internet and all the technology so easily at our fingertips...I'm not sure I have that same love...Is it wrong to wish for the 1950's and 60's era...Yeah, there were problems then too...This country was racist as fuck...But honestly, it still is...

But people didn't cry every time they didn't like something, or their views/beliefs were challenged...They debated...They discussed...They stood up for what the felt and believed, marched, protested, burned their draft cards, burned their bras, they were engaged...Today they just anonymously click "REPORT ABUSE" and move on to the next thing they don't like.

Monday Moaning



Well.......

What is understood doesn't need to be discussed...Monday is here again...Summer is coming to a close...Football season is around the corner...I have been studying up on my college football, as I'll be doing a weekly post on featured games each week, and who you should be calling you bookie to bet on...I already did my HEISMAN studying...

-But before I start eyeing college football, let's talk a bit of Baseball...In the American league there has been much talk about the surprise Houston Astros and the Angels surging to catch them...There has been plenty of talk about the Yankees...There always is whether they are winning or not...And since the trade deadline, the Baseball world has had a boner for the Toronto Blue Jays...All this has distracted people from a team that has been solid all year, and is getting really hot right now...

The Baltimore Orioles...The Orioles are a half game ahead of the Angels in the Wild Card hunt, and only 4 games out of first in the division...They have decent starting pitching...A strong bullpen...and a solid lineup...Adam Jones and Chris Davis are crushing it...Manny Machado is steady with the glove and the bat...And OF Gerardo Parra may go down as the most overlooked deadline move, as he has taken advantage of getting steady playing time for the O's, batting .357 over his last 30 games...

Yes, Toronto made the sexy, win it now moves...The Orioles were pretty quite and added a couple minor pieces, and just stuck to what they have been doing...And it could end up paying off for them...The biggest question mark for Baltimore is their rotation...Their guys go out there, eat their innings, and try to keep them in games...But they don't have an ace...No one who dominates...That will most likely be their downfall if the get in the playoffs...But watching them fight for their playoff spot is fun...This is a gritty team...

(side note) : Can MLB please test Chris Davis for steroids...I watched him hit a HR Saturday, that was outrageous...The pitch was a slider, low and AWAY...Davis reached with a swing...No lower body in the swing at all...No legs, no nothing!  All wrists and arms, and it was a fucking laser to to right-center...Unreal!

-In I Don't Give a Shit News....Michael Sam has left football to focus on his mental health...Holy fucking shit balls, who knew he was still playing football? Oh wait, he wasn't...He was up in the Canadian Football League, collecting a check from the Montreal Alouettes...Sam had missed their first five games...Made his season debut a week ago, and had no tackles...Sam broke this not shocking at all news via Twitter...

"The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am going to step away from the game at this time. I thank the Alouettes for this opportunity and hope to be back on the field soon,"

Just to be fair...I have no problem that Sam is openly gay and was trying to have a pro-football career...But the biggest reason the last 12 months have been so hard on Michael Sam, is Michael Sam...He kept pushing the narrative about being a gay football player...He kept himself and his story in the spotlight, signing a TV deal for Lifetime or where ever the fuck it was...He put it front and center, and then didn't understand the scrutiny...Let alone many teams didn't want the distraction he was creating...Oh, and besides that, he just wasn't that good.

But as some one who is clearly MENTALLY ILL and trying to get my head right,  I wish him good luck with getting his shit together.


-This week Kate Upton/Sports Illustrated released a video of Kate doing what she does best...Lounging around in a bikini and having her picture taken...Kate and that voice of hers goes on about how she loves tiny bikinis...Well, Kate, we love those tiny bikinis that barely hold your tits in too!







That's all I have for now...Really, do you need anymore?  No, you're going to watch Kate's video again!

Have a week.


Friday, August 14, 2015

I Think Patrick Kane was Setup



...And no, I'm not talking about a great pass from Duncan Keith or Jonathan Toews...

Since this story has broken, Patrick Kane has had to live with the scar of being called a rapist...Every day something else comes out in the media, and next to Kane's name, it says Rape...Or Rape allegations...The Internet loves to harp on this country's "Rape Culture"...And yes, women  are often treated horrible when they come forward with an accusation of rape...But the Huffington Post and the rest of the Internet never wants to talk about the other side of "Rape Culture"...

The side where a woman accuses a man of a rape, that wasn't really a rape...Just as a rape victim can't wash away what happened...Neither can the accused...Even if the accused is innocent...Or like Kane, a high-profile person, who has not been charged with a crime...But his name still sits next to the words rape allegations, or rapist...

Four days ago I posted THIS...A number of things didn't make the accuser look good...The site Sports Mockery hasn't stopped digging into this...While most of the Chicago media, and well, most of the media already have Kane guilty, and looking into how the Blackhawks can get out of Kane's new $84 million deal, Sports Mockery hasn't caved in yet...And I don't blame them...

As mentioned in the previous post, the alleged victim deleted her social media account...Or at least went Black Ops with them...(made private, changed her profile name)...There is something people really need to learn...just because you change your account, or delete it, or delete tweets...They already went out there...It's all floating around in the ether of the Internet...

Well, Ms. former University of Buffalo Cheerleader's tweets have been caught...Tweets she tweeted in between 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM, the night she was allegedly raped...Her last tweets before her social media accounts went bye, bye...



What's the next line from that song Cheerleader?

"I need that money like the ring I never won, I won."

So there's her final words on twitter...Smells fishy to me...Lake Erie fishy!

Then it's shutdown and she goes to the police...I wonder how many pics there are on her old Instagram account, rubbing up on Kane, having drinks with him...Doing "molly" with her friends before they got to Skybar...

I'm not saying Kane didn't bite her shoulders...I'm not saying Kane didn't get rough...I'm not saying didn't fuck her...I'm saying there was sex...And now she's trying to fuck him...$84 million contract...

Oh, and she has gotten her father's attorney on board...The attorney he used in 2012 when suing parties over  “fraud related to a private finance transaction.”...The transaction amounts vary between $300,000 and over $1,000,000...

Does any of that really matter in this case...Maybe...Maybe not...But something stinks about this unknown woman....She has had her name protected, while Kane's has been smeared with an accusation that he will never be able to shake...Even though he has not been charged...

We'll see what happens next...


Thursday, August 13, 2015

I'm Not Sure there is an Emoji for How I Feel?



The last six to eight months of my life have been crazy, frustrating, stressful, tense, filled with changes, challenges, highs and lows...My wife and I have dealt with financial struggles...Our family has been dealing with her father's illness, and my mother's illness...I have had the opportunity to spend more time with my kids...With having more time with them, and focusing on them more, it  has lead to me worrying more...And I have always worried a lot...

The last month or so, I have been thinking a lot about my past...And while so many of the memories are great, I end up feeling depressed...And then there are the stupidly odd moments I hold on to...Moments when I felt totally and completely embarrassed, and I sit there getting angry at my childhood self, and feeling embarrassed...As if the people in that moment even remember it...The moments I should take pride in are washed over by stupid seconds in time I'll never be able to change...Nor should I really care to so fucking much...

My mother is sick...Really, really, fucking sick...And she puts up a front to me, as if I don't know how bad it is...As if brother and I haven't talked...Because my dad and him have talked about it all...Is it because I'm the youngest?  My mom and I have had a bond that she my brothers didn't have with her...I could talk to her about anything, and did...She has always been one of my best friends...I always took her side...What does that mean? As a child I woke up many nights to the sound of my parents fighting...(verbally, never physical)...It was often because of my father's drinking...

For many years of my youth, I didn't like my dad...As I got older, around 18, we got closer over the years...I learned more and more about him...He's one of the smartest guys you'll ever meet...And he's as tough as they come...Now I have seen him change...His wife, my mom, is sick...And it is killing him...He wants to take it and put it on himself, but the Gods and Cancer don't work that way...He's tense and protective of her...I've never heard fear in his voice...I hate how it sounds...

I'm often anxious...8 months ago I was taking anti-anxiety meds...But I couldn't cum...That's not going to help my stress level...Tried a different one...Didn't feel like fucking...Never felt that way before in my life, and don't want to again...That's not working...No drugs I guess...I've been taking vitamins and natural stuff to help...It's been pretty good...But the last couple weeks, not so much...

Stress, depression, anxiety, sadness, worry, frustration...All of those, hit me withing a couple hours, out of nowhere...I'm a father of three kids...And they are growing up faster then maybe my mind wants...So yeah, I can understand feeling these things at times...But it's been hitting me every night...After everyone is asleep...I'm still awake...Worrying about important shit, stupid shit, regrets, memories, what-ifs...I ride it out until my body starts giving in to the need for sleep...Then I finally go to bed...I put on a podcast, or some form of talk radio on my iPhone, to try to shout down the voice (worries) in my head...I put on music some nights, but I can't on the bad nights...It's too easy for my mind to stray...It just becomes a soundtrack for the insanity...

I've always had trouble sleeping...When I was kid, I would sit up in my bed, rock myself back and forth...Once I was tired out enough, the body was able to shutdown, and override the head...If I was to play dime-store shrink, which I guess is what this post is doing, I would say it is a build in fear, from waking up so many nights as a kid, to the sound of my mother being upset, and arguing with my father...(Listen, I had a good childhood...I love my parents, and they love each other...And they're still together, and I know plenty of people who can't say that)...It's not them...It's me...I hold onto the stupid or bad stuff, and the good stuff has to battle it's way back in there...As a teenager, I listened to sports talk radio, or music while I drew and painted...There were days I slept more in school then I did at home...

As I got older, drinking helped knock me out...But nowadays, that doesn't cut it...I'm a parent...I have to be able to function...Getting tanked every night so I can sleep doesn't work for me...

Where the fuck is this going?

I'm sick of being anxious/nervous...Listen to this shit...It became a thing about me...'My thing'...Some good friends joked about it with me...If I told you "I'll be there," or "I'll meet you guys there," or some shit like that, making plans...That inevitably meant, at least to those that got it, that I wasn't going...My whole life I made plans, and come time or close to time to go, I would get sick...Or just feel blah...Or just not go...It happens still, and I have to fight with it...My wife and I have had plans to go somewhere, or meet friends, and a couple hours before, or even up to 20 minutes before, I'll say, " I don't feel like going,' or "I don't want to do this," or "do you just want to stay home and watch a movie?"

Yeah, I'm kinda screwed up...

Maybe I don't need a shrink...Maybe this is the way to work it out...Just spew it all out like this, for anyone to see...What's the difference between a strange doctor listening to me, opposed to strangers reading it on my blog?  I would say this way is cheaper...

I'm not looking for pity or sympathy...I just want to say these things...I just want to get it all off my chest...I'm a father and a husband...Maybe it was how I was raised, but I have to hold these things in...I can't show my kids my depression...My wife sees some of this shit, and has listened to my frustration, but she has enough on her plate...She doesn't need to hear me whine about why I can't sleep or whatever else...

I want a change...And not a little minimal change thing...I want a big change...I want a fresh start...things are happening in our life that may help this come to be...My wife and I are talking about a move...No, a move won't erase stupid old memories, and my fucked up quirks...But I feel like it's something I want and need...She is in too...I think it would be good for all of us...

The toughest part would be moving away from my parents, especially with what they are going through right now...The other tough one is the is the kids...Our oldest especially...She has roots...Those young strong roots that you feel as a kid, if they are ripped out, you'll never recover...My wife went through it, and she was okay...I actually think it helped her...Gave her the courage to do all the things and make all the moves she has made...

My wife is a amazing...My kids are amazing...My life isn't horrible...It isn't even bad...It's good...I know this...I'm lucky...That's why this depression and anxiety bullshit is pissing me off so much...

Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tom Brady Sketch Going Viral


This is a sketch of Tom Brady by Jane Rosenberg...Holy fucking shit!  This bitch is seriously a profession artist...Her job is today was to be a courtroom sketch artist at the Brady/NFL stupid-ass Deflate-gate hearing...And this is what she has come up with...

Fucking Jackson Pollock could have done a more accurate depiction...Fuck! I've shown off my son's artwork before...Something tells me he could have made a clay model of Brady in the same amount of time, and it would be spot-on...

(Tomas, come here!  I have some Homework for you tonight.)


But now, because this chick is such a fucking hack, another annoying Internet Meme is starting...Photo-shopping this version of Brady into other pics...












And it's just beginning...

One thing I hate more then shitty "artists" is fucking Internet Memes...

Can't wait for some one to put this fucked up Brady head on a cat, being held by Bill Belichick dressed up like Hitler...That's the ultimate Meme!

Hey Jane Rosenberg, quit your day job!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Geno Smith Out 6 -10 Weeks with Broken Jaw



New York Jets starting QB will miss at least 6 weeks, possibly 10 after receiving a broken jaw....Smith was punched by teammate, Outside Linebacker, Ikemefuna Enemkpali during a locker room altercation...

Coach Todd Bowles said Enemkpali was released immediately...Bowles did not say what exactly the altercation was about, but described it as "very childish," and said it had nothing to do with football, and something "sixth-graders could have talked about"...

Bowles continued, “It’s something we don’t tolerate; it’s something we can’t stand. And you don’t walk up to another man and punch him in the face.”

With Smith out, Ryan Fitzpatrick (32) takes over as the starter...But this may also open the door for rookie QB, Bryce Petty (Baylor) to have a better shot at snagging the starting job.


Everyone Cheats in the NFL




I was listening to Opie Radio this morning on SiriusXM...The genius that is Bill Burr called in to promote his stand-up show that will be coming to MSG this Fall...It classic Boston comic fashion, to get the special pre-sale tickets Burr made the password for the MSG show, "Larry Legend 33"....Hilarious!

Bill Burr also got off some quality rants about the NFL going after Tom Brady and the Patriots...Something he does often on his Monday Morning Podcast...During his rant, shredding all of the the NFL, he gave all the listeners a tip...A great website...YOUR TEAM CHEATS...Yep, everyone is doing it!

Seriously, use the link...

Every single team has a ranking based off their cheating...All of the incidents of cheating are verified...This site does their due diligence...

The Patriots weren't the first, or only team to get busted for "Spygate"...Just the one we heard about, and that got blasted in the media...The Saints weren't the only team to have a "Bountygate"...

There have been "Contractgate's"..."Salarycapgate's"..."Practicegate's"..."Tamperinggate's"..."Headsetgate's"..."PEDsGate's"..."Noisegate's"..."Steroidgate"..."Injurygate"..."TextGate"...The Colts had "SuckForLuckGate"...You name it, there's a fucking "gate' for it...and at least one NFL team has done it...Kind of makes this whole "Deflategate" shit seem even more silly!



Not only does this whole under-inflated footballs things seem fucking stupid to me, but what YourTeamCheats.com also shows, is how the NFL picks and chooses which violations it pimps out to the media, to push the narrative that the NFL wants...Besides that, it shows that the NFL doesn't treat all infractions the same, punishment wise...It seems each team is treated differently based on the Goodell's whim...

Over the last couple years I have had an epic hatred growing for the NFL...The league's tax exempt status, while it makes billions of dollars...Paying Commissioner Goodell a salary of over $44 million in 2012...The league trying and sometimes succeeding in ruining the doctors that found CTE in former players, and have linked it to the constant head trauma players deal with...Then there is the seemingly non-stop criminal activity of NFL players...Domestic violence, drug use, assault, DUI's, gun charges, and on and on...

But the NFL doesn't want any of these things talked about...So they push a story about under inflated footballs, and attack a league icon, so they can be perceived as tough on crime! The NFL is the definition of hypocrisy!

Fuck Goodell...Fuck the NFL...

Call me when when "Cheerleader-gate" breaks!



What I'll Remember about Frank Gifford



With the passing of Football great Frank Gifford, there have been many tributes the New York Giants great...Many of those have talked about his great legacy as a broadcaster...Honestly, that how I grew up knowing of Gifford...But he was a great football player before those days in the booth...He played Halfback, Wide Receiver and Defensive Back...

For all the talk of head injuries these days, Gifford's era of Football, the 1950's and 60's was a pretty brutal, rough and tumble time...



That's Gifford sleeping on the field and being taunted by the Eagles Chuck Bednarik...An iconic image of football's brutality...

But I have no memories of this time...Just the stories my father told me, and things to search on the Internet...I knew of Gifford from him working on Monday Night Football...And he was just as much an icon for that, as he was for his playing career...That is something rare...

But what I will always remember Gifford for, was giving us Suzen Johnson...A flight attendant he was caught having an affair with...Thanks to Gifford and his high-profile wife, Kathy Lee, Johnson got her own fame, and was promptly delivered into my mailbox in a Playboy spread...


There was even a great shot of her working a champagne bottle between her big, sloppy, tits...Way to go Giff!

Monday, August 10, 2015

More Rumblings about the Patrick Kane Drama



Some people are upset that The Buffalo News ran with some quotes from the owner of Skybar...The place were the alleged events involving Patrick Kane and a 20-something former University of Buffalo cheerleader, began...Here is what The Buffalo News published...


SkyBar’s owner, Mark Croce, told The Buffalo News on Saturday night that he has no way of knowing what happened between the woman and Kane at Kane’s home. He said he only knows Kane casually and has never been to his home.
But Croce told The News that he and several of his employees noticed a young woman “hanging all over” Kane at SkyBar for at least two hours that night, putting her hands on his arms and “being very forward, very flirtatious with him.” He said he does not know the woman and does not know her name.
“It was almost like she stationed herself near him and was keeping other women away from him,” Croce said. “I noticed it and kind of laughed about it.”
A bar manager that night also noticed the woman’s behavior with Kane, Croce said.
Croce said the woman and a female friend “followed” Kane as he left the nightclub with a couple of male friends around 3 a.m. last Sunday.

Well, it's clear the bar owner is painting Kane's accuser in a certain light...And then there are rumors that are being reported...Strictly rumors here shared with  SPORTS MOCKERY...Supposedly Kane's accuser and friends took  "MOLLY" before hitting Skybar, and meeting Kane...Most think Kane and his accuser had no prior relationship...
It is also reported that the accuser deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts, before going to the police...Which would suggest to this cynical bastard that she had things on there that wouldn't look good for a girl crying rape...What also doesn't look good is this text that Sports Mokery got a hold of, that is said to be from some one with first-hand knowledge of the night's events...

Yes, everything here is putting the alleged victim in a bad light...So some one will get angry that I am not sticking up for a rape victim...Some one will share a link of this post and tag it with #RapeCulture...Rape is horrible, and I am all for killing rapists...But it has to be proven, not just an accusation...The other side of #RapeCulture is woman lying and ruining an innocent man's life...
There is at least one reason, if not more, for why the police have not charged Kane with anything yet...I'm not saying he's innocent...And I'm not saying guilty...Nor am I saying the accuser is a liar...I'm just putting out there, what little we know, or is rumored so far.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Monday Moaning



No, I didn't see anything that good this weekend...Not even close...Instead I saw the nightmare of old people...Like 75 years old and up...We were visiting my in-laws, and while walking the dog, I went past a first floor window of the assisted living place they're at...Window open, blinds up...Old Man River was going down on Old Mother Hubbard...

Hey, God love them...I'm glad they're still getting it on...But as much as I love my wife, I'm not sure I'd be heading down south on that thing in another 30-40 years...I did come to find out that the Old Man River is actually blind...Extra props for him! Even if he doesn't know he was dealing with a slump-buster!

I'm not sure if there is any good way to segue out of that incident and into something else...Probably not since I was heading in the direction of Patrick Kane...

-Thursday I WROTE about the ongoing investigation involving Blackhawks star winger, Patrick Kane, and an alleged Sexual Assault/Rape...Reports are now coming out that the accuser has bite marks on her shoulders and a scratch on one thigh...She said they met at bar...Kane invited her and her friend back to his lakefront home...At some point she went into a different room...Kane followed her, overpowered her and raped her...Afterwards the two ladies left...The alleged victim called a relative, and then went to the hospital and was examined...

No charges have been filed yet...Police say "the investigation is ongoing"...

Saturday Kane was scheduled/expected to make public appearances in the Buffalo area, as part of his day with The Stanley Cup...Instead Kane spent the day privately with his family....So far, everything that has come out, doesn't sound good for Kane...More to come I'm sure...

-In the NFL, talk of getting a team in Los Angeles has been hot and heavy...And it's picking up even more, as Tuesday there is a special owners meeting setup in Chicago to discuss it more...San Diego, Oakland, and St. Louis are looking to move because they are unhappy with their present stadium deals, and/or stadiums...The NFL has said it will only support one new stadium in Los Angeles, capable of housing two relocated teams...

It's looking like the Chargers will most likely apply for relocation...The feeling is they have run out of time to get  a stadium deal done in San Diego...To be able to get it on the January ballot, they have to have the deal figured out by early September...

If the Chargers apply to relocate, the Raiders will most likely follow, since the two franchises are partnered in a new stadium plan for the Los Angeles suburb of Carson...

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is working on a deal for his own stadium in Inglewood, California...Missouri politicians have a stadium plan in St. Louis that is a $998 million project to be supported by public funds....

Always the public funds...People like me couldn't have been happy when last week, a judge ruled city taxpayer funds could be used for this project without requiring a public vote...Again and again, the taxpayers get held hostage by a franchise...The politicians always cave and give the owners a state-of-the-art facility, totally funded by the taxpayers...The owners get the gate, the concessions, the merch, the parking, they get money for the naming of the stadium...The Browns stadium, the owner sold the naming rights for each entrance, besides selling the stadium naming rights...

Sports franchises, and their stadium deals are one of this country's biggest scams...Right up there with fucking insurance!

A number of NFL owners have predicted one or two teams will move to LA for the 2016 season...The fact that this meeting is going down Tuesday, makes me feel more confident that they are pushing this hard...


-Late Friday night I POSTED about dolts in the media going after Matt Williams...I closed by saying, "Don't count out Matt Williams and the Nationals yet."  Well, a couple days later, I'm totally standing by that...I expect the Mets to stumble somewhere down the stretch here...Oh, and Stephen Strasburg came off the DL Saturday night and struckout 12 Rockies hitters, and only gave up one run, over 7 innings...They're getting healthy...They're gonna be solid...


-College and High School Football season is right around the corner...With those comes marching bands, and great drum-lines...I came across this video and had to share it...Some bad-ass drummer girls...






Have a week!