MadChild

December 31, 2008

Enjoy this sample track from Madchild’s untitled solo debut.  Madchild of Swollen Members fame.  Bump the creativity as your peruse the Blog!

 


Manny Ramirez

December 31, 2008

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I just watched “Manny Being Manny” the final days in Boston documentary on NESN.  That saga is something that I am ready to forget.  But, as many of my friends know, I was a supporter of Manny Ramirez now, then, and in the future.  I think that Manny is an eccentric player, who deserves ZERO credit for how he handled himself before he was traded.  However, it is my belief that the Boston Red Sox were to blame for the saga.  To hold the money of the 2-year option over Manny’s head was a business decision. The Red Sox have every right to do this, but they played a dangerous game.  First of all, the fact that maybe the greatest right-handed hitter of all time can be just let go is ridiculous.  Manny led to the Sox to 2 World Series title, a World Series MVP, and numerous playoff appearances.  Why would you not want that on your team?

Since the Red Sox made it all about business, one cannot be mad at Manny for treating it like a business as well.  His employer was telling Manny that they would re-evaluate him at the end of the year.  Now let’s pause for a moment and think about what the bottom line is, the bottom line.  Manny (being told by Scott Boras of course) says, well then I won’t let them profit off me if they are just going to discard me at the end of the year.  Make sense yet?  I know the average Boston fan (I am a diehard, ask around) is busy actually hating the Red Sox.  But, just for one minute put that situation in your shoes and your work.

So Manny’s only option was to show and tell the Red Sox, he was officially done participating as a member of the team.  In your job, you can quit and get another job.  Put in your 2 weeks and be done with it.  However, not the case in the cash cow that is MLB.  Take a look at their annual revenue.  So Manny was out of options and did the immature thing, but tit should never have gotten there.  The Red Sox played tough business, so did Manny.  Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

But what the Red Sox lose is one of the greats, don’t forget that the Minnesota Twins CUT David Ortiz.  Ortiz comes to Boston, hits in front of Manny Ramirez and is now the greatest clutch hitter of all-time.  The Red Sox will tell you that Manny Ramirez set them back, not true, they set their own selves back.  But they really didn’t, all those Manny Ramirez jerseys and World Series profits allow for the Sox to always stay in the hunt. 

 

Anyway, in the 1st Annual College Football Pick ‘em, a hard-charging Zura has climbed to the top, but Chad has held up his trash talk and commands with the lead.  James (Fast Car) and the infamous Peter D. are right their in contention. 


NFL Sunday

December 22, 2008

I love watching football on Sundays. It was a great day of games, the Patriots absolutely clobbered the Cardinals. Crazy to think the Pats could finish 11-5 and not make the playoffs. But still, pretty dope season considering the injuries and what not.

Tennessee with the big win over Pittsburgh and the Giants pulling one out vs. the Panthers. Playoffs are sick.

In our 1st annual College Football Bowl pick ‘ em, the legendary Peter D. (for you Word Press folks, his greatness as the writer behind the Truth Patriot Blog) set aside his bench press bar and has picked 5/5 so far to take an early lead. I am coming for you though Peter D., beware sir, beware!

In ode to the crazy snow in VT ( and in Rhode Island for my friends down there) Here is a video to inspire!


Edmonton Oilers

December 17, 2008

I definately would like to get up to Alberta to see an Edmonton Oilers game.  Great stuff!

 


Clip

December 16, 2008

In Honor of the Eagles big Monday Night win.  A clip from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


Barry Sanders Jr.

December 14, 2008

Barry Sanders Jr. A freshmen in High School in Oklahoma. Do not let him go to the Detroit Lions!


Why Bill Parcells is the Best Football Man Ever

December 14, 2008

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The Miami Dolphins control their own destiny to win the AFC East this year.  Can you believe it?  After a 1-15 record last year, it is almost unimaginable that the Fins could host a playoff game.  But, if you look at it closer, they just hired Bill Parcells to oversee their operation and in what is proven to be a fact, the turnaround began.  Parcells was a great head coach with the NY Giants, turning them into perennail powers.  Then onto New England, a relatively dormant team, he had them playing in the Super Bowl and if it weren’t for bad kickoff coverage, would of won that game.  NY Jets didn’t have the success, but to the playoffs from a 1-15 team the year before is impressive no matter what. Hmmm, sound familiar?  

Then onto the Freak Show in Dallas, he took a team that was treading in the water of previous greatness and righted the ship.  He assembled a tremendous team, 13 pro-bowlers last year.  But here is why he seperates himself from the other greats.  He knew that all that talent, all that ego (including the owner) had to be managed.  He referred to TO as “the player”, had rookie Terrance Newman not wear the star on his helmet in training camp and bring him a cup of water on occasion, always followed with a dap.  Parcells knew to harness the talent, he had to establish dominance and he did.

Unfourtunately the man who writes the checks, Jerry Jones, must of woke up in his huge Texas ranch one night and realized he could do whatever he wants and let the man go.  Sure, after Parcells leaves TO is up their in his fur coat saying, “he didnt’ let us play”, Tony Romo has a celebrity girlfriend and is photgraphed everywhere, failing to listen to Parcells about how to conduct his business a la Tom Brady.  There is in-fighting, an owner calling out their best player and so on and so on.  

So all these new aged players hooting and hollering about we need a, “players coach” …. you are wrong.  You need leadership, a steady hand to guide the ship.  You need Bill Parcells.

Congrats to Sam Bradford on the Heisman.  He reminds me of Tom Brady, but stay at Big Bad OU one more year kid.