Friday, December 28, 2007

Jim Leyritz Charged With DUI Homicide

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -Former Major League Baseball player Jim Leyritz was arrested Friday on charges of driving under the influence and killing another driver after his vehicle crashed into hers.

Leyritz, who turned 44 on Thursday, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI property damage, said Detective Kathy Collins, Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman.

He posted the $11,000 bond and was released from the Broward County jail. It could not be determined whether Leyritz had an attorney.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tom Coughlin Needs To Play To Win

I'm a Jets fan so I know I'm biased, but since I don't believe that the Giants are going far in the playoffs anyway (no way they beat Tampa on the road next week) and since professional athletes are naturally competitive anyway, Tom Coughlin should play his starters throughout the Patriots game this Saturday. Of course, I should also admit that since I hate the Pats, I've love to see them lose and not go 16-0 regardless of how they do in the playoffs.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Knicks Just Need To Eat Marbury's Contract

It's been 3 weeks since his father's death and Stephon Marbury has barely played because is still "recovering", all the while collecting $150,000+ paychecks for each game missed. And while "recovering" he still had the time to file a grievance over the fine the Knicks gave him for missing a game in Phoenix last month. He's easily the worse mistake has made Isiah Thomas during his run as Knicks GM. James Dolan needs to eat the money and let Marbury go.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Derek Jeter Comes To Roger Clemens Defense

And DJ's right and so is Clemens lawyer for getting in the ass of all the pundits who incorrectly predicted that Jason Grimsley would be pulling Clemens steroid card. Not that all of this means that Roger's innocent.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Patriots 20, Jets 10

I was hoping that Chad Pennington would get to play in this game and the Jets certainly had their chances (tho' I can't forgive Mangini going for it on 4th-and-2 in the 1st quarter), but hey it wasn't meant to be.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Chuck Knoblauch Did Steroids?

Of all the people on the doping list Chuck Knoblauch surprised me the most (ok, well Andy Pettitte's name did too but I guess that's what you from hanging around Roger Clemens so much). I mean, I can't even recall Knoblaugh ever hitting for any decent amount of power or having one those "career" seasons most of the littler-known steroids users have (like Brady Anderson). But then I guess steroids does effect more than just power after all.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Will They Go After Roger Clemens Like They Have Bonds?

Now that the 'roids list is out, will the white-run sports media go after Roger Clemens with the same passion they have Barry Bonds? I doubt it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Just Don't Let Piazza Be On The List

As much as I don't think he will be, as a Mets fan I would very hurt if it comes out that Mike Piazza did steroids when those names are released tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bobby Petrino Quits Falcons

Damn, that was quick. I'm telling you hiring these big name college coaches to run an NFL squad is enough of a risk that I wouldn't take it if I were an NFL GM.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Michael Vick Sentenced To 23 Months For Dogfighting

Damn, he got off pretty light and considering he's already served some time Michael could be out like mid-'09 with good behavior. Somebody upstairs must be looking out.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Browns 24, Jets 18

Again, Kellen Clemens is NOT the answer (and damn if those weren't a LOT of empty seats at the Meadowlands yesterday). BTW, I know it won't happen, but wouldn't it be great if Eric Mangini inserted Chad Pennington back in as QB against New England for next week? Regardless, while the Jets won't win, I still think that they'll give the Pats a good game despite what all the so-called "experts" think.

Kevin Everett Is Walking Again

Yes, miracles can happen.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

My Vote Is On Pretty Floyd

Ricky Hatton's going to definitely put up a good fight, but something tells me that Floyd is so pumped to prove that he's the best pound-for-pound, that there's a good chance he's gonna lay the Britain out on the canvas for the night.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Omar Minaya Is Playing Us For A Fool

That can be the only conclusion a true Mets fan can come to if you buy his crazy idea that the Mets don't need pitching, better yet a top-notch starter. And no, overweight mediocrity like Livian Hernandez and/or Bartolo Colon are not the answers. Dan Haren or Erik Bedard or even Dontrell Willis are, and Omar Minaya needs do to everything he can to acquire one of them what wit the Twins asking for the moon for Johan Santana. Mets fans like myself are still suffering from the worse collapse in baseball history. We lost 13 wins in Tommy Glavine. We lost the guts of the team in Paul Lo Duca. We lost great potential in Lastings Milledge. Unless the Wilpons are holding him back, Omar needs to do what he can to balance all of that.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Knicks Need To Step It Up And Beat Nets

Honestly, an upset win over a not-so-good New Jersey squad could really help save the Knicks season, only because Jason Kidd and the Nets have had their number for so long now, Marbury is out and a win could prove what I've been saying all along: its Marbury that needs to go, not Isiah Thomas.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tigers Get Miguel Cabrera & Dontrell Willis

Unbelievable, that Tigers line-up is going to be really scary now and that rotation is not going to be too shaby either. All I know is that if Omar Minaya doesn't come away with a top-notch starter from winter meetings I'm going to be really upset.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Andy Pettitte Is Back

Hey, not to say it was about money, but you'd have to be an idiot or super-mega-rich to just leave $16million on the table. Now maybe the Yankees can put him on the Roger Clemens Family Plan so Andy can concentrate on pitching instead of whining about missing his family during the season.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Jets 40, Miami 13

What's funny about this game was all the so-called "experts" in the media predicting that this would be the day that the Dolphins would get their first win of the year. I mean, even a Jets fan like myself can admit when it team sucks as they have this season, but the 2007 Miami Dolphins would have a hard time getting past Ohio State--they're THAT bad.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Tar Heels Looking Like Team To Beat

It's still early, but I'm really feeling this year's Tar Heels squad. Could another championship for Roy Williams be on the horizon? So far, very good.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Johan Santana To Red Sox?

Damn, if this happens it won't just be the Yankees who'll be in trouble, but the whole league could be bowing down to Red Sox Nation for years to come.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sean Taylor Dies From Injuries

Sad news:

Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday from the gunshot wound he suffered a day earlier in his Miami home.

"He did not make it through the night," said Taylor's attorney, Richard Sharpstein, who called the incident "a ridiculous, unnecessary tragedy."

Taylor, 24, a Pro Bowl safety whose rocky first years in the NFL had given way to what teammates called a newfound maturity, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had been taken after being shot once in the leg early Monday morning. Police are investigating the incident as a possible home invasion.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Devin Hester Vs. The Broncos

If the Giants are going to have a chance this Sunday, they better make sure they keep the ball as far away from Devin Hester as possible. The guy's THAT good as the Broncos can certainly attest.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Eli Manning Still Sucks

If you're a Giants fan, you have to be greatly concerned about the future of your team with Eli Manning at the helm. It's been about 5 years now and there's just now way you can believe that Peyton's little brother will ever be better than a good QB. And while good QB's can win you Super Bowls (see: Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams, etc.), usually a great defense is also required and the Giants don't have that. Remember too, as the first overall pick of the 2004 NFL draft, it's not asking too much that Eli be better than what he's shown so far.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cowboys 34, Jets 3

I think it's safe to say at this point that we're just playing out the string. But give rookie CB Darrelle Revis credit for having a good year tho.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Brett Favre Mulling Return In '08

With the kind of season the old man is having, why shouldn't he come back for another run? Unless, of course, he wins another Super Bowl.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jets 19, Steelers 16 (OT)

A trick play for our only touchdown, 4 field goals, 7 sacks. Thomas Jones and obviously Mike Nugent looked good tho', but I don't know if Kellen Clemens is proving to be the answer for our franchise.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bonds Indicted, Could Face 30 Years

Of course, there's a rush by the sports media to convict Bonds even though he hasn't been found guilty of anything. That has all to do with Bonds personality which the media likens to that of a troll. But it stinks of hypocrisy if Bonds is the only athlete going to the big house for Baseball's "steroid era". Anyone else remember Rafael Palmeiro's big fib in front of Congress, or for that matter Mark McGuire admitting using those Andro pills? Regardless of the outcome to all of this you just know that it'll cost him the Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Yankees Can Keep Alex Rodriguez

Hey, maybe he is sincere about wanting to be a Yankee, but then again as image-conscious as A-Rod is, I wouldn't be surprised that his reaching out to the Yankees is more about the deserved beating he's taken in the press of late. After all, announcing you're "opting out" during the World series was stupid and so was treating the Yankees like they need you when you've been nothing but a playoff bust while wearing the famous pinstripes. Despite all of that if the Yankees want to keep Mr. April for $300 million, that's fine by me because I certainly never wanted him on my team.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Where Is Stephon Marbury?

Ha! So the overrated, no defense, doesn't make his teammates better and selfish act has finally caught up to Stephon Marbury who lost his starting job and may be on the move. Well my only question is what took so long? What took so long for Isiah Thomas and James Dolan to see what a headcase Marbury is? My guess is all the trouble Marbury and big mouth caused during the offseason, but who cares? Stephon Marbury has long proven that he's bad news for any NBA team he plays on. If he's gone for good, I say good riddance.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm Betting On Sugar Shane Tonight

Nothing against Miguel Cotto who I like and always puts up a great fight no matter who he's facing, but if there's anyone who can stand toe-to-toe with anybody it's Shane Mosley. And he has the knockout power to make sure Cotto doesn't get up. Tonight we'll see.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Minnesota Vikings Have No Class

Pretty heartless:

The Minnesota Vikings have docked wide receiver Troy Williamson one game check for missing last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers to attend the Monday funeral of his maternal grandmother. Based on his 2007 salary of $435,000, the action by the Vikings will cost the three-year veteran $25,588. Williamson has 45 days to appeal Minnesota's decision to withhold his pay, and NFL Players Association sources said he will do so.

The team apparently apprised Williamson on Wednesday that he would not receive a paycheck for the game that he missed. "I don't care if they would have [taken] my pay for the rest of the year, I was going home," Williamson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It wouldn't have mattered to me."

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Don Shula: Put Asterisk On Pats If They Break Record

Considering the way the insular NFL coaching club operates, this is pretty heavy language from a Hall of Fame coach:

Don Shula likes the Patriots' chances of going undefeated, but the Bill Belichick-inspired spying scandal has clouded Shula's thinking when comparing New England with his unbeaten 1972 Dolphins team.

"The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," Shula said in an interview with the New York Daily News. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it."

Belichick was fined $500,000 and the Patriots were fined $250,000 and lost a first-round draft pick for videotaping the Jets' opposing sideline during the teams' season-opening game.

"That tells you the seriousness or significance of what they found," Shula said, according to the Daily News. "I guess you got the same thing as putting an asterisk by Barry Bonds' home run record. "I guess it will be noted that the Patriots were fined and a No. 1 draft choice was taken away during that year of accomplishment. The sad thing is Tom Brady looks so good, it doesn't look like he needs any help."

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Roger Goddell Says No Again To Pacman Jones

The NFL commish does the right thing by staying true to his word. Buying some kids tickets to watch you wrestle doesn't come close to showing that you've learned your lesson. Staying out of trouble with the law, getting some new friends and accepting blame for all the trouble you've caused, will.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pats vs. Colts Highest Rated Regular NFL Game In 20 Years

The game itself wasn't great, but it was still pretty good. And considering how the Pats overcame a "suspect" home crowd, bad officiating and 10-point deficit with only 8 minutes left in the game, I think it's safe to say that if Bill Belichick wants it (and I think he does), his team will go undefeated this season.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Knicks End 5-Year Home Opener Losing Streak

Ever since he became a Knick I've always liked Jamal Crawford and tonight proved to be another reason why. If the Knicks have any chance of finishing with a winning record this year, somebody needs to step up and make sure they win the gimme's on their schedule. A Minnesota Timberwolves team without Kevin Garnett, at home, is a definite gimme and tonight Crawford made the shots (including the damn free throws) in the 4th quarter to lead his team to victory.

Redskins - 23, Jets - 20 (OT)

The Jets may've long packed it in, but they played well enough to the point that they still should've won this game. Either way, it's time to start thinking about next year's NFL draft.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Is It Safe To Say Charlie Weis Is Overrated Now?

Charlie Weis, championed by the mostly white, male sports media as the next great coming, brings utter shame to the once prestigious Notre Dame football program:

South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada and Reggie Campbell hooked up for a 25-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion in the third overtime, as the Navy Midshipmen snapped an NCAA-record 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame by beating the Fighting Irish, 46-44.

The Irish set a school record with their fifth straight home loss. Roger Staubach was playing quarterback for Navy the last time the Midshipmen won in South Bend, a 35-14 triumph back in 1963.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Garnett, Allen & Pierce Will Keep Me Tuned

This new NBA season should be really interesting for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of the Celtics newest addition of the Big Three: Paul Pierce, Ray Allen & Kevin Garnett. Maybe they do need a better point and maybe they will need some more depth to their bench as the season goes forward, but you'd have to be an idiot not to think that as long as these guys stay injury-free, you can count on them to at least be in the Eastern Conference finals. At least, because they're that good.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Martina Hingis A Cocaine User?

Damn, to think back in the days I used to have a small crush on homegirl, loved her brash mouth too as when she was on top, she was never afraid to speak her mind. Then again, being a smart ass did garner her share of critics who are probably having the last laugh now after this news.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The NBA Starts Tonight!

And Kobe Bryant is at the center of it all, regarding trade rumors that is. Of course, I'd love it if the Knicks could get him for say Stephon Marbury and anybody else not named David Lee, but that's highly unlikely. BTW, my pick to win it all is the Pistons over Dallas in 7.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Congrats To The Boston Red Sox

Two championships in four years is definitely now bad. Now if Theo can just rest easy and not mess this team up like he the '04 team (and that starts with resigning Mike Lowell & Curt Schilling), they might actually have a good chance at repeating next year.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bills 13, Jets 3

Here's the Jets main problem this season: this team is just listless. No one is really doing anything special against the Jets, it just seems like half this team is out there to collect paychecks. There are no leaders on this team and the players still seem to be living off their success from last season--it's like someone forget to tell the Jets that a new season has begun. It's beyond embarrassing to know that your team's season is over halfway through. Except for Lavernues Coles, the Jets need to make some major changes come the off season.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dennis Rodman: Still A Cunt

Yes, that's a picture of former NBA rebounding king Dennis Rodman still acting the fool (after all these years) at some Halloween party the other night.

Friday, October 26, 2007

For Rockies To Have A Chance, Todd Helton Needs To Step Up

Like most people outside of Denver I don't know much about the Colorado Rockies, but as a Mets fan I'm well aware of Todd Helton long being one of the best hitters in all of baseball. This is why I'm surprised that Helton has been having such an awful postseason despite his team's play of late. And now that the Rockies have been held to a total of two runs in the World Series, the Rockies hitters (and especially Helton) are going to have to step it up bigtime in order for the Rockies to have a chance to win the series.