Monday, January 23, 2012

Quote of the Day - Barack Obama

"The Bruins, the Sox, the Celtics, now the Patriots. Enough already, Boston."

- President Barack Obama
(during today's visit with the Bruins)

Twitter Tantrum: Niners Fans Take Things Way Too Far

Much like Billy Cundiff in the AFC Championship, Kyle Williams, the 49ers' second-year wide receiver, has become the official scapegoat of the NFC... and San Francisco fans are taking things a bit too far. 

For those of you who missed it, Williams made two costly mistakes against the Giants last night and contributed to his team's 17-20 loss against the odious New York Giants.  The first error came early in the fourth quarter when Williams decided not to field a punt - but, for whatever reason, did not decide to move away from the bouncing ball (punt returning 101: not fielding it? back the f**k up).  It hit his knee and was scooped up by NY's Devin Thomas, which later resulted in a go-ahead touchdown for the Giants.  William's second mistake came on a punt return (again) in OT when, after making the catch, he ran for 5-yards and then had the ball stripped by Jacquian Williams.  Thomas (again) made the recovery and the Giants stamped their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 31-yard field goal from Lawrence Tynes.

It goes without saying that this guy will be on suicide watch for the foreseeable future (as will, more than likely, Baltimore's Billy Cundiff) but the reaction he has gotten from San Francisco fans is absolutely disgusting. Williams has received countless death threats and hate Tweets from a bunch of e-thugs in the Bay Area who blame him entirely for the loss.  Some highlights include:

E-Thug #1 Kyle Williams Threat 

E-Thug #2 Kyle Williams Threat 

E-Thug #3 Kyle Williams Threat

I find it worth noting that the last text was actually written by a female, was just one of about five tweets directed at Williams and was the nicest of all of them.  Between the tweets and that Twitter handle, only two words come to mind: bum b*tch. (I heard that on an episode of Basketball Wives and have been dying to work it into a normal conversation).

Obviously, no one is expecting SF fans to be happy about the outcome - but to send death threats?  Come on.  It's not like Alex Smith had a particularly good game.  In fact, with the exception of Vernon Davis, the whole team was pretty dismal.  And they knew it.  In post-game comments defensive tackle Justin Smith stated, "we win together, we lose together, so that's how we do that."

Time for Niners fans to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and sign off of Twitter.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Am A Celtic

After a long stretch of mental preparation for a basketball-less winter, we are quickly approaching game one of the NBA regular season.  The Celtics get things started when they tipoff at 12-noon on Christmas Day against the NY Knicks.  For those of you who are having a hard time coming back from the 'no season' mentality, here is a quick video to get you ready for the season.

(Nostalgic exhale).

The C's second (and final) preseason game is tonight (7:30 PM) against the Toronto Raptors.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Cup's Final Trip: Gillette Stadium

Just one of the most storied hockey programs in NHL history visiting the greatest football team in recent years.  No big deal.

Even Brady had to appreciate how loud the fans were when Bruins ran onto the field.  Gave me chills.  And then, around the 2:40 mark, when all the players pulled off their hockey sweaters to reveal Pats jerseys underneath?  That is the living definition of why New England fans are the luckiest fans on earth.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boston's Collapse Is Stunning ... To Everyone Except Red Sox Fans

I swear to you people, if I see one more headline exclaiming the Red Sox Nation is STUNNED after last night's epic collapse ... I will ... completely ... lose my shit. 

But why?!  Because this isn't September 1st.  We didn't enter last night's game with a 9-game lead in the Wild Card race.  We didn't have websites telling us that it was statistically impossible to not make the postseason (99.6% chance, isn't that what you said Baseball Perspectus??).  And we sure as hell didn't have any room for error.

What we DID have was the worst Septemeber record in Boston's franchise history (7 wins, 20 losses).  We also had bragging rights for blowing the biggest September lead in MLB history (from a 9-game lead to a tie).  But most importantly, we had one game left to stay alive.  Game #162 was the most important game of the season.

And we let it slip away in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.  More specifically, Carl Crawford let it slip away as he went sliding after Robert Andino's line drive to left field ... and missed.  "If I should have caught it", said Crawford in a post-game comment, "I would have caught it". 

And there inlies one of the many many many problems that plagued the Red Sox this year.  For a $142 Million contract, you make that play.  Your a 2010 Gold Glove winner for chrissake.

Pouring salt in our wounds was Tampa Bay who, after being down 7-no, came back with 2 outs in the 9th to tie the NY Yankees 7-7.  Then, less than four minutes after the Red Sox lost, Evan Longoria went yard in the 12th inning, giving the Rays both the win (8-7 final) and the AL wild-card spot.

There you have it.  One strike away and this Red Sox team did what it had been doing best as of late: lost.  Now come the calls to sports-talk radio blaming Theo Epstein for his excessive off-season acquisitions; the public disapproval of players like Crawford and the incessantly excuse-making John Lackey; and - worst of all - the commentary from douchebags like this:

So, no.  I am not stunned.  Painfully reminded of what life was like before 2004?  Absolutely.  But not stunned.  Not even in the slightest.   

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome To Boston, Loozah!

Take it all in, folks.  ESPN the Magazine has provided a cover the will surely cause New England's entire male fanbase to go from six to midnight instantly upon reading.  This is also guaranteed to cause an extreme amount of backlash from Jets, Canucks, Yankee, Laker, Heat (...I could go on forever) fans who just love to hate on my beloved Beantown.  But you know what?  I almost can't wait.  Want to talk shit?  I'm here all day.  It will be just like the argument Jason Segel gets into with that little kid that has definitely been in other movies but I can't think of any off-hand about LeBron James in Bad Teacher:

Four teams.  Seven titles.  Ten years.

It's the only argument I need.