Archive for October, 2009

I forgot the NBA had even started up

Posted: October 29, 2009 in dunk, NBA

Here’s a good reminder. This needed to be posted immediately. Mayne, Carmelo Anthony dropped the hammer on some cat Paul Milsap. It ain’t even nice, please go take a look.

As always the bench reaction is the indication someone got raked on.

Shout to [You got dunked on] for the pic.

[Editor’s note:  Guess this was a Stank-0 & Werdssmith collabo. When we combine we go by Stank N Werds.  ALBUM COMIN SOON!]

Carmelo Steals and Dunks it on Millsap!!

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You know, I been thinkin about a certain Houshmanzadeh lately. He jumped shipped and moved back West in search of mo cake and a change of scenery.

I hope that money is making you feel better because you won’t get many wins, b. The C-Hawks are turrible (No Barkley) and show no signs of getting better. They are just slightly better than bad.

It’s time to give this phenomenon a term, let’s call it Kemp-itis. You remember Reignman right? Was the 48-inch vertical leaping forward for the SuperSonics, played with the Glove, and went to the Finals. What does he do? Go to Cleveland (pre-LeBron) for more money and promptly becomes a forgotten man. This is what I worry about happening to Housh.

Imagine being Housh, everytime you turn on the TV. What do you see but the Bengals are doing better without YOU? Ain’t that a b***h! Maybe Ocho Cinco never needed you but you needed Ocho Cinco. Even rejected former Bears first round pick Cedric Benson is playing like he’s one year away from a prison bid and this is his only way to freedom. Benson works so hard we might want to start calling him Kunta. The D is tightening up like a fat man in a small suit. ALL THIS WITHOUT YOU! That’s worth a call to your 24-hour, always-on-call shrink right there. Not even a new Bentley (sittin on Tim Duncans!)[1] could make that feeling go away.

It’s really Housh’s fault. You chose Matt Hassleback over Carson Palmer? You must get some of that good smoke up there to leave a proven QB like Palmer.

Just say you wanted to be near your family and we’ll buy that.

[1] Name the artist.

Parity: 1999-2009

Posted: October 26, 2009 in NFL

It’s official NFL parity is OVER!  It was certainly fun while it lasted.  For 10 years, you had hope that you could go from worst to first…or prayed you didn’t go from first to worst.  It’s all over.  A hierarchy is slowly settling in.  Stank-0 been working on this in his head.  It shakes out something like this. 

ELITE:  Steelers, Colts, Saints, Patriots
These teams are clearly the class of the NFL.  Notice there is only one NFC team, there would have been two but the Giants got decapitated last night.  Also notice that record has nothing to do with being an elite team. 

The Steels beat the Vikes, a next tier team.  The Saints had to mount a furious comeback against the Miami Wildcats.  The Colts and Pats humbled their opponents. 

At the other extreme.

HORRIBLE: Rams, Chiefs, Bucs, Browns, Titans
How bad are they?  The only team with a win in this group is the Chiefs. 
Everyone else is in between, either a rung below elite or a rung above horrible. 

NEXT LEVEL:  Broncos, Giants, Bengals, Bears, Ravens, Dolphins, Eagles, Cardinals, Chargers, Cowboys, Falcons, etc.
These are all teams that will usually beat the teams below them, will be hit or miss against those in this group, and have a tough time against the elite.  They have to stay focused when not playing Next Level or Elite because they could mess around and lose, i.e.  the Raiders stunner against the Eagles. 

BETTER THAN BAD: 49ers, Seahawks, Jets, Bills, Raiders, Texans, Redskins, Panthers, etc.
They can be counted on to beat the horrible teams, but everything else is a toss up.  Here’s where the Any given Sunday mantra is chanted the most. They can mess around to steal one, i.e. the Jets win against the Patriots. 

A recap:  in descending order

Elite
Next Level
Better than Bad
Horrible 

That’s straight forward.  Where do you think your team is?  Can you make an argument for another NFC team in the Elite group?  Maybe you can convince Stank-0.

Let’s play ball

Posted: October 26, 2009 in MLB, World Series

Finally the Yankees have dispatched the Angels to advance to the World Series to face a well rested Phillies team.  Stank-0 had a feeling they would close out at home.

A-Rod has finally been playing some ball during the PLAYOFFS!  Keep it up and you have can have some hardware that is a bit more blingy than your MVP trophies.  Speaking of which, isn’t Rodriguez pretty much a lock to get another MVP?  At some point it will be called the Rodriguez MVP trophy he has so many.

To the Angels, take comfort in the fact that you were punching above your weight and prolly shouldn’t have beaten the BoSox like a drum to get this far.

So dear readers, who you got and in how many games.  Right here and now, 6 games…NEW YORK YANKEES!

Phillies got rings, so that hunger isn’t there.  Yanks’ last ring is about 10 years ago…they been bleeding, sweatin, and dyin to get back here.    

Jayson Werth Howard Smith/US Presswire
That’s what the Philadelphia Phillies are thinkin right now.  Having bested the Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the 2nd straight year.  It’s like deja vu all over again (no Yogi)

The Phillies have been clutch all season long, and City of Brotherly Love needs something to cheer about. 

Assuming the New York Yankees advance to the World Series, who ya got?  In how many game? 

That’s gonna be alot of offense on the field if when the Yankees beat the Angels.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2 TIME NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES!  Good luck in the World Series!

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How important is experience?

Posted: October 22, 2009 in NFL, sports opinion

Stank-0 is beginning to wonder if a team even needs a big-named high priced head coach anymore? 

Let’s look around the NFL right now.  There are 8 head coaches with 2 seasons or less experience.  With the exception of Jim Zorn and Todd Haley, the rest of the coaches are adjusting well to being the man.  Coincidentally the offensive guys aren’t doing as well as the defensive guys.  Just wanted to throw that out there. 

Now you also have some Super Bowl-winning head coaches doing the talkin head thing.  Stank-0 is beginning to think they waited a bit too long (looking at Bill Cowher) to come back into coaching.  Think about it, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, Mike Shanahan, and Jon Gruden are all sitting on the sidelines talkin about the game not playing it. 

Now, Stank-0 believes they will get back in except for Gruden, which Stank-0 will explain in a minute.  They will all get offers again but they will have to take a significant pay cut.  The cake ain’t like it used to be.  Ain’t no mo green beans big faced hundreds in this economy.  You got to willing to work for cheap or they just get some green-behind-the-ears OC or DC to become the head coach. 

Gruden will not get a legit offer because he has a fluke Super Bowl.  Let’s be all the way 100 right here and right now.  He played his former team the very next year in the Super Bowl.  How much could they have changed in one year?  He knew their plays!  FLUKE! If he’s such a boy genius why come he ain’t make a deep playoff run since then?

Stank-0 is already a fan of Coach Singletary and Coach Harbaugh.  Singletary motivated Vernon Davis to play some dayum ball, turned Shaun Hill into a serviceable QB, while Harbaugh is smart enough to stay out of the way.  He trusted a rook QB to be the man and so far so good.   

Stank-0 can’t forget Coach McDaniels.  Stank-0 was ready to burn his image in effigy after kicking a Pro Bowl QB to the curb, but you can’t argue with 6-0.  What can Stank-0 say to that?  Because its the Broncos, Stank-0 is gonna hate anyway but respect Coach McDaniels’ gangsta. 

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It starts now

Posted: October 22, 2009 in NBA
B Griff, the Clippers #1 draft pick, already bangin out on fools. Here’s his first victim. Watch the Lakers bench, even Kobe couldn’t stand to watch this massacre.

A better and bigger picture….IN HD! 

10-18-2009 – Clippers vs. Lakers – Blake Griffin Demolishes DJ Mbenga (SD)

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Separation Sunday

Posted: October 20, 2009 in NFL

Let’s not mince words, dear readers.  Right now the New Orleans Saints are the team to beat in the NFC if not the entire league.  The Giants’ D, which is no slouch by the way, got shredded by Drew Brees.  He looked like a video game out there…and let’s not forget the Saints’ D.  They did what they had to do.  Saints smacked around the Gmen 48-27 NO TYPO. 

Right underneath them is the Vikings.  If Brees does not run away with the MVP, a certain Brett Favre could sneak up and take that jawn.  It’s like he’s the gunslinger of old….with the NFL’s best back, AD aka Purple Hayseus, as an insurance policy.  He’s gonna make Sydney Rice a star.  Stank-0 is becoming more and more a fan of Joe Flacco.  He looks like he could fall asleep he’s so nonchalant out there.  You can’t blame the loss on Joe Cool.  He calmly drove them down the field to win with a field goal…meh.   

Look, Stank-0 is not sold that Tom Brady is indeed back.  It was the Titans for goodness sake.  Jimmy Clausen (with his ND O line) could have thrown 6 TDs on them.  The Jets drubbing them a few weeks ago may have awakened a sleeping giant because they hung 59 points on the Titans.  Time to give Vince a chance! 

In our UPSET SPECIAL, the Raiders upended the Iggles 13-9 in the Black Hole.  Brewing QB controversy in the City of Brotherly Love?  The Iggles passed waaaaay too much against a 30th ranked run defense.  It was something like 70/30 pass to run.  They wasted a healthy Brian Westbrook as well. 

Stank-0 already covered the Chieftains victory over the Dead…err…Redskins

The Broncos are certainly the class of the AFC.  Stank-0 did say they ain’t play nobody after the 3-0 start.  Then what did they do?  Beat the Patriots in Denver, then travel to SD and mollywop the Chargahs in their own house.  EDDIE ROYAL STAND UP SON!  He singlehandedly turned the tide of the game.  Uh…after the first run back, stop kickin to him.  Oh and that catch by Scheffler was DISGUSTING! An over-the-shoulder joint and the toe tap to boot.
Less Tomlinson and more Sproles.  Never forget the game marches on.  Why keep forcing the ball to bum receivers when you got an instant mismatch with A Gates?  GO TO HIM!   

The Bengals were bound to come back to Earth and they picked the wrong time to do it….against the Houston Andre Johnsons.  They made Matt Schaub look like a Pro Bowler.  Regroup gentlemen and get er done! 

Oh and a reminder, you might want to skip next Monday’s game: the Iggles vs. the Redskins.  The Iggles will come out angry about the loss to the hapless Raiders and the Redskin Nation is in tailspin. Snoozer! 

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YEAH BABY!

Posted: October 20, 2009 in Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Washington Redskins

The Kansas City Chieftains finally got one in the win column for this season.  The Redskins are the cure for what ails a struggling team.

The score might have looked like the Chiefs put up a TD or two, but they didn’t.  It was all field goals and a safety.

The game was brutal from a spectator’s perspective.

  • Neither team’s offense really got going. 
  • Both defenses significantly outplayed the offenses.  
  • Each offense line was missing some key pieces.  

Honestly, the Chieftains should have won last week.  HELLO YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!  They played to get into overtime.  Big difference.  That was last week.

This week, the Chieftains overcame a Redskins team in their own building.

LJ, you brought your game face today.  Good lookin!  You ran hard today.  
Mr. Bowe, you sir need to learn to block.  On Cassel’s roll out if you had blocked he would have scored a TD.  Also, situational awareness.  You are trying to run out the clock so fall down.  IN BOUNDS.
Cassel was good today.  No flashy numbers.  NO TDs and NO INTs.

D line, we need more pressure (looking at Dorsey and Jackson).  McGraw should be playing more. 

Stank-0 is still up in the air about Coach Haley.  They need an intense guy not a screamer.  Haley loves to holler, scream, and drop F-bombs (if you can read lips you’ll see).  Nothing wrong with F-bombs but he drops at least 4 every game.   

Gentlemen, you aren’t gonna win on talent.  You have to win on heart and hustle.  Let’s get ready for next week!

Under 20 FIFA World Cup Final

Posted: October 16, 2009 in soccer

Man oh man, what a game. Brasil v. Ghana. The has gone into extra sessions and even penalty kicks. Now they stand in sudden death.

Ghana HAS WON! This game is an instant classic. All hats go off to Brasil, they had their chances but Ghana won in Egypt. On African soil. Their first World Cup Final.

The final is 4-3 on penalty kicks.

What is it about Brasil that you just root for them to win? These were the young’ins not the Brasilians playing beautiful football that we have come to expect.

Congrats Ghana, you deserved it.