Wednesday, September 29, 2010

City of ....."Brotherly Love"? Philadelphia.......will be very interesting.

Will they cheer......or boo.....Donovan McNabb?

We can't  wait:

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Redskins  quarterback Donovan McNabb (5) drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 13-7.

McNabb hopes to hear cheers in return to Philadelphia

By Associated Press
Donovan McNabb spent months downplaying his inevitable return to Philadelphia in a Washington Redskins uniform. But he knows it's a pretty big deal, a game that won't feel like any other.


My my......seems the Atlanta our blog.

They actually ......are putting together a strong get into the play-offs:

From Yahoo Sports:

ATLANTA (AP)—The Braves moved closer to their first playoff berth since 2005, beating the Florida Marlins 5-1 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep behind Derek Lowe’s(notes) fifth win of September and Brooks Conrad’s(notes) three-run homer.

In its final season under manager Bobby Cox, Atlanta began the day 1 1/2 games ahead of San Diego in the NL wild-card race.

Atlanta (90-69) reached 90 wins for the 15th time in 25 years under the 69-year-old Cox, who is retiring after the season. The Braves won 14 straight division titles under Cox but have missed out on the playoffs for four straight seasons.

Atlanta closes at home against NL East champion Philadelphia with a three-game series starting Friday night.

Pitching on three days’ rest, Lowe (16-12) gave up one run and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings and struck out nine. He is 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA this month with 29 strikeouts and three walks in 30 2-3 innings, and his 16 wins matched Tim Hudson(notes) for the team high.

Conrad, a 30-year-old rookie, homered in the third off Andrew Miller(notes) (1-5). Conrad made his second straight start after Martin Prado(notes) sustained a torn oblique muscle and a bruised hip Monday. Prado, an All-Star with a .307 batting average, will miss the playoffs if the Braves advance.

Conrad, usually a pinch-hitter and defensive substitute, has eight homers— all before Wednesday were from the seventh inning on.
David Ross(notes), starting because catcher Brian McCann(notes) was rested, had three doubles and an RBI.

Miller gave up four run, four hits and four walks in three innings as the Marlins lost their fourth straight. He has allowed four or more runs in five straight starts, going 0-5 with a 12.74 ERA in that span.

Atlanta, bouncing back from a 4-5 trip, went ahead 4-0 in the third when Matt Diaz(notes) and Derrek Lee(notes) walked, Ross doubled to left and Conrad homered into the left-field seats.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A "Tiger" ......Sighting

Aren't you glad......we're just regular folks....and nobody follows .....our every move?

From our friends at

Tiger Woods Drops the Kid Off at the School

After giving away roughly $100 million in his divorce from Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods simply spent time this morning -- taking Charlie to pre-school in Orlando.

Being a good father is priceless.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This is who.....You....Recruited

And we wonder why......Georgia is so.....average nowadays.....

You recruited these type this:

From the Red & Black:

Freshman football player kicked off team after DUI arrest

September 27, 2010 by DAVID MITCHELL
Filed under Crime & Courts, Football, News, Sanford Knows Best, Sports
After a forgettable weekend on the field, Georgia football suffered further loss with yet another player arrest.

Linebacker Demetre Baker was kicked off the team following an arrest early Sunday.
“Demetre has been dismissed from the football team,” head coach Mark Richt said.
Baker, 19, was booked by the Athens-Clarke County Police at 4:26 a.m. Sunday and charged with DUI, underage possession and improper driving, according to police records.
He was released at 11 a.m. on $2,500 bond.

Baker, a freshman, is the 10th Georgia football player arrested and fourth dismissed from the team in the past year.

Previous dismissals include quarterback Zach Mettenberger, linebacker Montez Robinson and punter Trent Dittmer.

“We have had enough issues off the field that it’s been a big distraction and sad for our young men and for our program and the University and everybody else,” Richt said.

Referencing the severity of the punishment, Richt said Baker “was fully aware of the possible consequences that resulted from this kind of decision.”

The arrest came just hours after the Bulldogs suffered a 24-12 loss to Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., for the first time since 1974.

Baker did not accompany the team for the game according to the team’s dress-out roster.

Baker, a native of Orange Park, Fla., had not played in a game for the Bulldogs this season and was expected to redshirt.

Richt said he had not yet addressed the team and that they would meet today as scheduled.

Things....Learned....From the Week-end .....that was...

In this small,  southern, college town.......Fall is officially here.   Leaves are falling.... The natives are getting restless.    Their beloved "Dawgs"......are the SEC.

What did we learn? not only......not very good.....but.....borderline bad:

Missy State 24, Georgia 12: What Have We Learned, Class?

  • Anyone who watched the debacle in Starkville can bear witness to the previously moribund Mississippi State offense grinding the Georgia defensive front into ...
    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Not since 1951 had Mississippi State fans enjoyed a win against Georgia at Scott Field. And not since 1974 had they witnessed a victory against UGA anywhere.

    But on a hot and humid Saturday night, that all changed when the homestanding Bulldogs sent Georgia packing following a dominating 24-12 victory to the delight of an enthusiastic crowd of 56,721, the third-largest in school history.

    The win snapped a nine-game losing streak to the visiting Bulldogs, while improving MSU’s record to 2-2 overall, 1-2 in SEC play.

  • Can anyone play Defense?   Tech was blown out......on their home field:

    N.C. State-Georgia Tech: Wolfpack Wins Big Against Tech 45-28 ...

    Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson threw for 368 yards and three touchdowns, leading the NC State Wolfpack to a 45-28 win over ACC rival Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
    NC State (4-0, 1-0 ACC) is now the lone remaining unbeaten team in the conference, with Boston College being shutout by Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon. Wilson completed passes to 11 different receivers in the win, while Mustafa Greene caught four of those passes for 41 yards and also rushed for 68 yards and a score.

    The Atlanta Braves.....just want to play.....162 games:

    These Braves want no part of the post season.....They're trying very hard....not to get into the play-offs:

    Braves spin wheels again vs. Nationals, lose 4-2 - MLB - Yahoo! Sports

    Atlanta Braves, the playoff-hopeful team, lost to the Washington Nationals as Ian Desmond's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Nationals in the rubber match of a three-game series.
    The Braves have lost five of six and sit six games behind the Phillies in the NL East. Atlanta is a half-game behind San Francisco in the wild card standings. The Giants are currently playing the Rockies.
    Nyjer Morgan and Mike Morse each had an RBI for the Nationals, who have won five of six.


     Michael Vick......looks pretty damned .......good:

    Michael Vick Jaguars

    WATCH: Michael Vick DOMINATES


    Run for cover:

    Kansas State Weather

    Stunning Photos: College Football Game Hit By Extreme Weather


    And finally......Happy Trails.....George Blanda.....R.I.P.

    Football legend George Blanda passes away at 83

    We are....... 

  • Sunday, September 26, 2010

    Sunday Morning Headlines

    For your viewing pleasure.....

    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    On this Day.....

    Today in
    Sports History

    1882 - The first major league double header was played. It was between the Worcester and Providence teams.

    1965 - Willie Mays, at the age of 34, became the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season. He had also set the record for the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier.

    1965 - Satchel Paige (Kansas City Athletics), at the age of 59, pitched three shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox.

    1978 - Melissa Ludtke, a writer for "Sports Illustrated", filed a suit in U.S. District Court. The result was that Major League Baseball could not bar female writers from the locker room after the game.

    1993 - Charles Barkley and Nirvana were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

    1997 - NBC sportscaster Marv Albert pled guilty to assault and battery of a lover. He was fired from NBC within hours.

    2001 - Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000.

    Friday, September 24, 2010

    Why just .....Average

    There is a lot of speculation.....regarding the University of Georgia's football woes.

    Coaching......Talent....or lack of.......

    And then it struck me......when I saw ......this photo:

    Nothing against.....white people.....but......this is the face of Georgia....and it's hopes.  A white......wide receiver......their leading receiver.

    And then it hit me. Georgia.    The "good old boys".   Still living in the 50's and 60's ......a "lily white" .....Georgia.

    So they lost ....A. J. mean to tell me.......your next a white boy?

    In the so called "skilled" positions.....Alabama,  Florida and LSU......recruit......"brothers"....

    Black athletes.........who can run.....Their depth charts are 2 to 3 deep......"brothers".    Georgia chooses to put their .......the "lily white"......

    Do you actually think.......this Durham guy.......would even make the team on Florida?  Or ...Alabama?

    But ......the powers that be.......for years.......and years........have vacated spots for these Durham type guys......

    And for Florida.....and LSU......and Alabama........there have been multiple national championships.

    For Georgia?    Mediocrity.........


    In a state that produces more NFL players......than any outside Florida, California and Texas........

    We now know why Georgia......will best.

    The truth hurts.


    Friday Funnies

    From the movie.......

    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

    Now or Never

    Not too long ago.......The Atlanta Braves were in 1st place in the NL East.....7 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies.

    What a difference a few weeks make.

    Today.......the Braves........are the Phil's........6 games back......a half game lead in the wild card race.

    Nine games left.......Now......or never.

  • Braves' playoff chances 'cooling' but still strong (74.9 percent)

  • It seemed the Braves always were turned in the wrong direction in Philadelphia.
    It seemed the Braves always were turned in the wrong direction in Philadelphia.

    Nine games left.......3 with the Washington National......3 with the Florida Marlins......

    And the last 3........with the hated Phillies.

    Now.....or ........Never! 


    As hard as it is to believe.......Today marks the 20th anniversary.....of the release of the movie,  Goodfellas.

    20 years?

    My God......we're getting old. a bit of a celebration......we bring you the Billy Batts scene.


    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Hump Day.....News & Views

    It's a this small, southern, college town.   Summer....still has it's hooks on us.

    90 degrees.....and a bit humid.

    Some "Hump Day" stuff.......we're following.......and ....sharing with you:

    The only "good" thing that's happened for the Braves Philly:

    Matt Diaz Tackles Fan Video

    WATCH: Braves Outfielder Takes Out Rowdy Fan


    Drinking....and New York:

    Braylon Edwards Arrested Drunk Driving

    Jets Receiver Busted In Manhattan


    "He"........knows when you've been bad:

    Reggie Bush Injury Injured

    Reggie Bush Breaks Leg


    A young soon:

    Kenny Mckinley Dead Suicide

    Denver Broncos Receiver Found Dead


    Thou shalt not....throw helmets.....into the stands:

    Brandon Jacobs Helmet

    LOST IT: Angry Giants Running Back THROWS Helmet Into Stands


    More from that female reporter:

    Jenn Sterger Ines Sainz

    Female TV Host: Harassed Reporter 'Accomplished What She Set Out To 


    Vintage.......Randy Moss:

    Randy Moss Touchdown Catch Video

    WATCH: Randy Moss Hauls In Amazing Touchdown



    Tom Brady We Just Sucked Video

    Tom Brady: 'We Just Sucked'


    Will the Phillies.......ever lose......again?:

    Matt Slocum/APPhiladelphia’s Roy Halladay allowed three runs in seven innings on Tuesday to beat the Atlanta Braves and earn his 20th win of the year.

    Halladay earns 20th win

    PHILADELPHIA - Roy Halladay became Philadelphia's first 20-game winner in 28 years, Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and the Phillies increased their lead in the NL East to five games with their ninth straight win, 5-3 over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

    So there....feast on this.

    And have a great......."Hump Day"!