Monday, January 19, 2009

Syracuse v. Pittsburgh Recap

Alright, well that game sucked ass. First of all it was pretty sloppy on both ends with a combined 23 turnovers. 'Cuse was flat all night and the Blair and Young for Pitt were too much.

Here are some observations:

First of all the student section at Pitt has the worst name ever, the Oakland Zoo.

They had this dipshit announce the starting five and I thought he was from an actual Zoo in Oakland, CA (even though I don't know if they even have one.) During this interview this guy also said that he started at Pitt in 2001, and for those of you who have been in college that long, that means you should be a fucking doctor by now.

My main problem with this game was the refs. From the very beginning they were calling minor calls and stopping the game to discuss calls, just trying to make their presence known in the game. This happens all the time in both football and basketball and it pisses me off to no end. Just a small example, Routins hit a 3pt shot from about a foot behind the line. They stop the game for about 2 minutes to review. What the fuck is that?

"How much does Pitt need to win by again?"

The biggest BS call in this entire game was the technical on Harris for talking shit to a Pitt player. This was ridiculous because Blaire threw (dropped) the ball on Onuaku's lap after he got called for the charge, which is blatant taunting but wasn't called. I think that is fine but then to call a taunting T on Harris later makes it bullshit.

Anyway, that game sucked, I kind of figured 'Cuse would lose in Pitt, so fuck it. The Orange are off until next Sunday at 12PM when they play #9 Louisville. Look for the game preview on Friday or Saturday.

P.S. - Lavence Fields is still gay.

Sucking a dick? You decide.

Syracuse v. Pittsburgh Preview: I Hate Levance Fields Edition

Tonight's match-up should be a really good game between two heated rivals. Cuse is coming off a strong win against Notre Dame while Pitt was just handed their first loss. There is a lot to be said about this game but I am not going to get into that. What I am going to discuss is how much I hate Levance Fields.

It might just be me, but Fields is one of those guys that it seems like he has been playing for 7 years. [Ed. Note: During the broadcast Jay Bilas said "Doesn't it seem like Levance has been there for 7 years?"]
The thing about him is that I don't think he is that good, but he somehow pulls his shit together every time he plays Cuse.

So in honor of my hatred of Levance Fields and the overwhelming response to the hatred of Luke Harangody here are some similarly gay pictures of Levance Fields for your enjoyment.

(Just to clear up a few questions I have got, I know Harangody scored 26 pts on Cuse, but when you do that while taking 28 shots, all that means is you suck AND you're a ball hog.)

"Guess who!?!?!"...................................Eddie Curry?

"I hate you. I HATE YOU...... I fucking love you!!"

Levance can juggle balls while doing other stuff (semi-NSFW.)

"OOOOO, you know how I like it!!!"

Fuck you Levance, LETS GO CUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy the game.

Number of Days Until Spring Training: Teixeira (#25)

There are now 25 days until Pitchers and Catchers report to George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. 25 is Mark Teixeira's number.

Teixeira, who will replace the old #25 Jason Giambi at first base, and presumably will bat 3rd, comes to the Bronx after stops in Texas, Atlanta and Los Angeles (or is it Anaheim?).

For his career, Teix has a .290 BA/.371 OBP/.533 SLG for an OPS of .904. The 28-year-old, switch-hitting Portuguese slugger has 203 career HR and 676 RBI.

Teixeira has twice won the Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.

In 2005, Teixeira became the third switch-hitter in MLB history, after Eddie Murray and Chipper Jones, to hit at least 20 home runs in each of his first three seasons. He is also one of just five players in Major League history to hit at least 100 home runs over his first three seasons, joining Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, and Eddie Matthews as well as current first base star, Albert Pujols. Other players - Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Todd Helton, Ryan Howard - have hit 100+ home runs in their first three full seasons. His 2005 total of 144 RBIs is a Major League record for a switch hitter. Teixeira signed a contract worth $180M over 8 years with the New York Yankees. His contract is the 3rd biggest in the history of the organization.

Tune in Tomorrow For #24.

It's Okay Guys, Let It Out

Check Out This M_____f____r [Creep Of The Week]

It really came down to the wire, and I know that it is technically "next week", but this guy really took [Creep Of The Week] by the horns. Yes, that's him there in the Santonio Holmes jersey.

And the capri sweatpants...

This asshole was calling for the Steelers to challenge Santonio Holmes' near touchdown in the first quarter, and I'm like "WHY??!?!" You have four tries to punch the ball in from the six-fucking-inch line". Of course, the challenge totally backfired and they ruled the play an incomplete pass, at which point, my compatriots and I enjoyed a hearty guffaw.

He was walking around the bar chanting "Let's go Steelers (clap, clap, clap clap clap)" when Willis McGahee was on the ground with a huge crowd gathered around him, which NEVER happens in a football game unless someone is seriously fucked up. After the vicious hit Ryan Clark laid on him, McGahee was splayed on the field, vacillating between twitching spasmodically and laying totally motionless. It was eerie to every person in Bourbon Street except this incomprehensible piece of shit.

We actually watched the game with some Italian kids we met the night before named Ricardo, Ricardo and Eduardo (did I mention I'm not gay?), and fulfilled our offer to extol the virtues of American Football to them. They couldn't understand why there were so many commercials, but were thoroughly impressed by the ridiculous brutality of the "match", as they continued to call it.

When we walked into McAleer's Pub, our waitress asked how we were doing, to which I responded "Not as good as you..."

Nothing prettier than snow in the city.

Good night, great weekend.