Saturday, April 21, 2012

Philip Humber Throws Perfect Game

Philip Humber made history on Saturday afternoon, throwing the 21st perfect game in MLB history. He was flat out dominant, striking out 9, and only having one hard hit ball the entire game. The final out looked to be a check swing by Brendan Ryan and could have been called ball 4, but who cares. This is the second perfect game in the last few years thrown by the White Sox, Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game back in the 2009 season. The White Sox went on to win Saturday's game 4-0 over the Mariners.

P.S. Mariners have absolutely no offense except for Ichiro, wouldn't be surprised if they were no hit again later on in the season.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reporter Correcting Us On Twitter

Look at this guy. He thinks he's better than us because he is on TV.

SNY reporter Adam Zagoria thinks he is the man because he can direct message a spelling correction to us via Twitter. News flash Adam: We don't really care about anything, and by the way; we're not reporters; we're bloggers and we have no problem calling out a reporter. We had the Sterling Gibbs story way before you did (5 hours before to be precise), so just because you are on TV doesn't mean your the only one with sources. If it weren't for papers and final exams, we would have broke the news even earlier, so BOOYA!. Sweet hair by the way.

Donovan McNabb a Hall of Fame QB?

 Donovan McNabb has never won a championship, but in his mind he is "absolutely" a Hall of Fame quarterback. Sure Donovan has 37 thousand passing yards, 234 touchdowns, and 117 interceptions which would have probably got him into the hall of fame 20 or 25 years ago, however with quarterbacks putting up enormous numbers every season, these numbers are not hall of fame worthy. For example Drew Brees has been in the league 2 years less than McNabb, and he has 40 thousand passing yards which includes the NFL record of passing yards for a single season of 5476 yards just last season. McNabb's numbers in his prime pale in comparison to the numbers that are being put up now, and it seems all quarterbacks in the NFL put up big numbers. Take Mark Sanchez for example, Sanchez, the Jets , and the fans thought he had a bad season, but Sanchez threw for 3474 yards, 26 touchdowns, ran for 6 touchdowns, and threw 18 picks. If these were Donovan's numbers it would have been his 4th most passing yards, 2nd most touchdown passes, and would have tied his career high in rushing touchdowns. Another thing that does not help McNabb is the fact that he was hampered by numerous injuries throughout his career, had he played in half the games he missed it would be similar to another full season of yards and touchdowns added to his totals. McNabb played in a pass happy league for the better part of his career which make his numbers good, but certainly not hall of fame worthy. In the interview, McNabb even went as far as to compare himself with Peyton Manning and Dan Marino saying stuff about Marino never winning a championship , blah blah blah. He shouldn't even be in the same sentence as those guys so my advice to Donovan is to just shut up for once. He always seems to want media attention, and mind you this is a guy who does not have a job in the NFL, and nobody has even given him a call because he flat out sucked the past two seasons in Washington and Minnesota. Who knows if McNabb will even make it onto the ballot for the Hall of Fame, let alone be voted in.

Kyle Turris Snipes Lundqvist in OT

Check out Kyle Turris as he goes top shelf on Henrik Lundqvist in OT of Game 4 to tie the series up at two a piece. The video is a little blurry and doesn't expand to full screen, so check out this link ( Kyle Turris Snipe Full Screen ) for a better view.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Allen, Pierce Almost Moved at Deadline

Despite tons of speculation leading up to the March 15th NBA trade deadline, the Boston Celtics did not pull the trigger on any trades. We heard rumors about Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and even KG, as many waited to see if Danny Ainge was ready to blow up the C's roster.

According to Yahoo Sports, The Celtics had a deal in place that would have sent Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies, in exchange for O.J. Mayo and an unspecified draft pick (probably a second rounder). Ray reportedly received a phone call from Doc Rivers, notifying him of the trade, only to have the deal fall through twenty minutes later.

As per ESPN's Bill Simmons, the Celtics nearly dealt Paul Pierce to the New Jersey Nets for Mehmet Okur's expiring contract and a lottery pick. This deal doesn't sound that crazy considering the Celtics would have landed a top pick in one of the most talent-laden drafts in a while, as well as relieved themselves of the 2-years, 30-million dollars left on Pierce's contract.

You gotta give Danny Ainge credit for not pulling the trigger though.

By giving up Pierce, you are basically giving up on the season, and most importantly, giving up on the "Big 3." Although they got off to a rough start, the Celtics have gotten the ball rolling and appear to be a legitimate force in the Eastern Conference. If you are Chicago or Miami, the last team you want to face in the East is the Boston Celtics. Kevin Garnett is playing like the KG we saw in '08 and despite a loss to the Knicks last night, "The Truth" dropped 43 at MSG. Boston definitely looks like a contender in the East and some experts are even suggesting they can make it to the NBA Finals. If Ray Allen can get back healthy for the playoffs, watch out for the C's.

***UPDATE***(4/18/12 11:30 PM ET): It has recently been reported (via ) that the Celtics wanted Mike Conley, Dante Cunningham, rookie Josh Selby, along with O.J. Mayo in exchange for Ray Allen and other players/picks (that part is unknown at this point). This is very different from the original reported trade proposal, which would have sent Allen to Memphis in exchange for O.J Mayo and a draft pick (probably a second-rounder). Unless the Celtics were offering (at least) a first rounder and then some more on top, I don't see how Memphis would have even entertained this offer. I'm sure we will find out more details within the next few days, so stay tuned for more updates.

Dwight Howard Not Expected To Return For Playoffs

Reports are beginning to surface regarding Dwight Howard's playing status for the 2012 NBA playoffs. Howard has missed seven of the past nine games with a herniated disc in his lower back.

WKMG's Dave Pingalore broke a story this morning claiming Dwight would not play another game for Stan Van Gundy and that the All-World center will miss the postseason.
"Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore has learned through NBA and Orlando Magic sources that Dwight Howard does not want to play for head coach Stan Van Gundy any longer. According to his sources, Howard is still upset with Van Gundy confirming Pingalore’s report from earlier this month that Howard went to Magic management asking for Van Gundy to be fired…Howard would also likely sit out the postseason, according to the source."
Although the report doesn't look like it was written by Pingalore himself, the rumor seems believable, considering Pingalore nailed the story about Dwight asking management to fire Van Gundy. I wouldn't be surprised if Dwight misses the playoffs because it doesn't seem realistic that he will be healthy enough to return in time. A few days ago, sources reported a setback in his rehab, which doesn't seem too promising. Stay tuned for more updates regarding Dwight Howard's health and Stan Van Gundy's job status.

***UPDATE*** Congratulations to ESPN for reporting the Dwight Howard news over 24 hours after we did.

Marian Hossa Drilled by Raffi Torres

Not a clean hit by Raffi Torres, as he targeted the head of Hossa, and left his feet. The NHL has been a little suspension happy in this first round of the playoffs so Torres should receive at least a three game suspension for this hit. Had Torres not left his feet then he would have drilled Hossa right in the chest, and it would have been one of the best hits of the year. Hossa was released from the hospital early Wednesday and is at home, there is no word on what his injury status is. The Phoenix Coyotes went on to win the game to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks.

***UPDATE*** Raffi Torres has been suspended 25 games for this hit.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Last Night's Mavericks Jazz Recap

For those of you that missed it, the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 123-121 in triple overtime last night. Here are some can't miss highlights from the game.

 Paul Millsap sneaks in from the backside for the put-back dunk with 2.2 seconds left in regulation to force (the first) overtime.

Dirk hits a three pointer with 3.9 seconds left to force double overtime.

Last but not least, we have the most bizarre play of the night. After being whistled for a foul, Delonte West appears to give Gordon Hayward a "wet willy." Although the refs didn't see it initially (what else is new?) they went to the monitor and eventually issued Delonte a technical.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dodgers Triple Play Against Padres

The home plate ump really fucked that one up, don't you think ? It looked like a foul ball, the ump put his hands in the air to motion it was a foul ball, but the Dodgers get a triple play out of it. This wasn't in the first inning or anything it was in the 9th in a tie ball game, and the Padres were trying to get their base runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. Bad break for the Padres who went on to lose the game on a walk off single by Dee Gordon in the bottom of the 9th. The triple play is scored 2-5-6-3 , and was the first Dodger triple play since 1998. Bud Black the manager of the Padres was tossed, but this one is on the home plate umpire Dale Scott.

Marcus Thornton Game Winner

Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton hits the game-winning jumper in what could potentially be one of the franchise's final home games.

Derrick Rose Game Tying Three

Despite struggling since returning from injury, Derrick Rose is still money. D-Rose hits a three with 6.4 seconds remaining to force OT at the Palace in Auburn Hills. Chicago won in overtime, thanks in part to Rose's 24 points and nine assists.