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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from RandoMango

Merry Christmas, everybody.  A festive video for you today from your friend and mine, Bukkake.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Playing the Steelers tonight at -13.5. Who isn't?

What would we do without the NY Jets?

Somehow, video has hit the interweb of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's wife appearing in a foot fetish video, with someone who sounds a lot like Rex Ryan in the background. What would we do without the Jets and their weekly dominance of headlines?  Check out the very uncomfortable Ryan in his presser yesterday.  Thanks to JJ for the original video...I think.

One in four pieces of NFL merchandise sold is of the Dallas Cowboys, according to 60 Minutes.  Not bad for a team a decade and a half removed from its last championship.

63% of tickets sold for the Buffalo World Junior's have been sold to Canadians.  There's a reason that when held in the lower 48 that the tourney is in a border town.  My guess is that tourney becomes increasingly a Canadian and border city fixture.  

The Sports Pickle on Larry Brown getting axed by Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats: "Larry Brown is lucky he only got fired by Michael Jordan. Working for a guy with a mustache like that? Could've been worse."  Jordan, of course, is rocking a Hitler 'stache of late.

It has now been 100 days since Mo Johnston and Preki were relieved of their duties with Toronto FC.  No official replacements in sight, despite talk of a Christmas target.

Good news, baseball fans, 54 days til pitchers and catchers report if you're wondering.

The Qatar Group that is said to be purchasing Manchester United may be a ways off, but it is sure getting a lot more media run the last couple days. Where there's smoke...

The ever delusional Mario Balotelli, who struggles to crack Manchester City's starting lineup, says that only Lionel Messi is better than he is. Right, Messi, a couple guys on his own team, a couple dozen in his league, Cristiano Ronaldo and about 50 other guys around the world, roughly. Ass hat.

Funniest line I heard on Manny Pacquiao's May fight with Shane Mosley: he must've confused "fighting for money in May" with "fighting Money May".

Awesome UFC vid ahead of UFC 125 next weekend.  Turn up the volume on this one.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quick one today...

Up next for Manny Pacquiao is a date with "Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 7th of next year in Las Vegas.  Not exactly an inspired choice given Mosely has a loss and a draw in his last two fights.   

The Toronto Star's Doug Smith referred to Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon as "the most important player on the roster". Between that and the ridiculous insights into baseball put forth by Dick Griffin, Star sports is lacking. Good thing for Damien Cox, Dave Feshuk and Cathal Kelly.

The 9-20 New Jersey Nets, winners of 3 of 4, find themselves only 2.5 games out of a playoff spot in the NBA lEast.

I have more than my share of fun cracking on the Toronto Blue Jays and their apologists fans, but am a big fan of the blog Drunk Jays Fans, who don't have the blinders on. Here's an example of their fine work in taking apart a recent interview with former Jays President Paul Godfrey and running it through their "Bullshit Translator". Great stuff.

Bill Simmons (aka "The Sports Guy") says Indianapolis Colt Austin Collie is a real live version of Kenny on South Park, and you wait for him to get killed each week. Collie's got three concussions this year now, not that St. Peyton Manning's forced passes into coverage have anything to do with it of course.

UFC is in half a billion homes right now, and in the next two months that will double as they've got deals ready for China and India. They ain't going away. Ever.

Boston Celtic Paul Pierce on the rivalry of the New York Knicks with his team: "When the Knicks and Celtics become a rivalry, I probably won't be in the NBA." Boom goes the dynamite!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Down goes Favre, again

A picture says a thousand "eff yeah's!", after all, and the picture at right sure does that.  Brett Favre couldn't leave well enough (and beyond done) alone, he wanted to go out (on a stretcher, presumably) one last time on Monday Night to show he still had it.  Bad play, Brett.  On the upside, he did add to his impressive array of stadia he's thrown interceptions in.  And on the heels of that comes this great INaction figure in the second picture, that I must have for Christmas.  I think I'd carry it around with me like a safety blanket, such would be my joy.

The San Diego Chargers have outscored opponents by 128 points, an average of  9.1 per game, but are just 8-6 and in second place in their division.  The Seattle Seahawks have been outscored by 84 but are tied for first in the terrible NFC West.

The Atlanta Falcons have won five straight with four of them on the road, and find themselves sitting as a very quiet #1 seed in the NFC, which is about as open as it has ever been.

Bill Cowher is said to have narrowed his list of desired coaching spots to three teams and they are Houston, New York Giants and Miami.  Of course, standing in the way is the fact that each of these teams actually has a coach.

The Montreal Canadiens are "dirty" and "despicable", according to the Boston Bruins and the legendary Boston cheerleaders…err…media.

Off of sports for a second.  There's a U.S. women who lacks something that we all have: she has absolutely no fear.   No, really, she's missing the "danger detector" that gives us all phobias.  How awesome would that be?

Who was the portly fellow in yesterday's edition?  None other than former NHLer Keith Tkachuk, who only retired this past summer.   Here's KT just last year.  Scroll down to yesterday's edition to see the "after" shot.  Apparently teeth are high in caloric content.

Trent Dilfer went back and catalogued the the Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and New England Patriots a few weeks back and found that in the first 30 offensive plays for the Patriots, if you take away the three goal line, Patriots came out in 27 different formations.  Might explains some of the difficulty teams have had in adjusting to their attack.  That, and Tom Brady might be the best QB ever. 

Heads-up to Felix Hernandez: The Zack Greinke trade means the previous 4 AL Cy Young's were all traded within 15 months of winning the award.  Greinke's departure from KC leaves a social anxiety inducing fear among their fans: the current starters on the Royals roster went 24-36, with a 5.25 ERA in the big leagues last year.  Ouch.  Greinke had no interest in playing for the Toronto Blue Jays regardless of what Dick Griffin at the Toronto Star was selling.

Check out this Oklahoma City Thunder fan hitting a mid-court shot for $20,000...for the second straight week.  Yep, same guy, twice.

Electrifying times at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, albeit in a high school football game.

Count on the great Jay Glazer to find this clip from Sunday's NFL action, which makes the New York Jets trip by Sal Alosi look minor.  But since it isn't a New York team, it flies under the radar.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The usual mega-Monday edition...early!

The Minnesota Vikings will host the Chicago Bears on the Monday Nighter, and it'll be played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium with the Metrodome unavailable after last week's deflation of its roof.  Vikes punter Chris Kluwe, who has to be eyeing a post-football career in the player's union given his repeated bitching about how the league doesn't take care of players, is again spouting off that the field will be unplayable, and as hard as concrete, given the lack of heating coils.  Playing Chicago -8 tonight in this one.

If the rumor mill is running accurately, it sounds like we'll be talking about Qatar a lot more in 2011. Talk is a Qatari group is going to purchase Manchester United in June for a mere $2.3 billion (Canadian/U.S.) from those purveyors of trailer trash, the Glazer family, who also own the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I don't know if Michael Vick is a better MVP choice than Tom Brady, and I'd say he's not even close given the time missed, but he sure wins for most exciting player. His Philadelphia Eagles were down 31-10 and in the final 7:28 and roared back to win 38-31 over the shell-shocked New York Giants. Tom Coughlin's dog is going to wish it was Vick's after that meltdown.  That of course brought on an epic Manning Face.

Despite winning 33-30 over the Washington Redskins in a wild game, the Dallas Cowboys can't be too thrilled that in 7 of their last night 9 games, they've allowed 30+ points.  Not exactly what was expected of that talented unit.  Skins QB Rex Grossman almost derailed the rumored reason behind starting him over Donovan McNabb: tanking to get a better draft pick.

The New Jersey Nets, soon heading to Brooklyn under a new name, have now compiled five first round draft picks in the next two years.  That's a hell of a team coming down the turnpike.

Not often I go with trivia here, but let's see if anybody can identify the guy at the right of the picture here.  And yes, that is St. Louis Cardinal Chris Carpenter in the pic as well.  Answer comes tomorrow.

The Price Is Right has seen its ratings drop precipitously since Bob Barker put away his ridiculously oversized microphone and Drew Carrey took over, so what better time for the NHL to get some representation on the show today at 11am?  After all, who knows poor ratings like the NHLSidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin and Jeremy Roenick will be on, apparently to promote the Winter Classic during the showcase showdown.

The craziest fan brawls in sports, complete with video evidence.  Far too much North American content, unfortunately.  The rest of the world does fan brawls so much better.

Check out New England Patriots guard Dan Connelly, all 300 or so pounds of him, pick up a kickoff and rumble 71 yards down the field.  Awesome.  More awesome?  He didn't go to the lame oxygen mask after.

I'm going to confidently state that Houston Texan Brian Cushing, suspended earlier this year for PED usage, will follow the career arc of Shawne Merriman: explode on the scene, dominate, get busted and suspended, and come back and slowly fade away in a series of injuries.  Of course, Cushing did add "fight with teammate in the middle of a game" to that arc yesterday when he got into it with Antonio Smith.

This is Tom Ince, in England's FA Cup play for Notts County, absolutely embarrassing the AFC Bournemouth defence.