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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has done it again. He has flipped out and gone crazy, again. His last rant to the media is about numerous things. Like why Asian players get a translator but Latin players don’t, why Latin America players are considered too old to sign if they are over 17 years old (load of bull) but U.S. kids are signed after their twenties when they get out of college, and how MLB doesn’t care about Latinos using steroids and does nothing to educate them from using.
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Jack Roush at the controls of one of his aircraft - Credit Bob Margolis/Yahoo Sports

On Tuesday, NASCAR Sprint Cup team owner Jack Roush was seriously injured in a plane crash while attempting to land his aircraft on a runway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Witnesses to the crash said it appeared that the engines had stalled shortly before reaching the ground and sending the airplane into a cartwheel, then breaking a wing and the tail-section off.  As of last report, Roush was in serious but stable condition at a local hospital. (more…)


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“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.”

-Rascal Flatts “My Wish”

As I sit down on the couch, snacks in hand, getting ready to get caught up on the latest sports action, I flip the TV channel to ESPN. Top plays of the week are coming on, one of my favorite parts of the show. After I get my daily dose of “Man Medicine” I decide it’s time to hit the hay, been a long day. When I start to turn off the TV something catches my attention, so I decide to stick around through the commercial break and see what this is all about. Now ESPN is supposed to make you happy, excited, and even mad sometimes, it isn’t supposed to make you sad. It isn’t supposed to make a tear run down your cheek. (more…)


So how many times has your favorite team won a championship? The most recent that I remember is this past college football season where the Alabama Crimson Tide won the National Championship (Roll Tide!). Now when the final seconds ticked off the clock, when the game clock showed nothing but zeroes, when the players were celebrating, trying on their new shirts and hats, I can honestly say that the first thing I did not think about was, “Hey, lets go burn something”. “Lets go flip a car over and catch it on fire” did not come out of my mouth. It never crossed my mind. So WHY does it happen all the time!? Someone out there has to know the answer. Why is it that when a team wins a championship riots break out and people start destroying everything in sight. Isn’t this supposed to be a happy time? I know I was happy when my beloved Crimson Tide won the Championship, but “so happy” to destroy and burn everything in sight? Nope. That’s not how I roll I guess. I guess I enjoy the simple things in life. Like being happy after a victory. Maybe I’m just weird.
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The Major League All-Star Game

Does it get any better than this? You have a lineup full of the best hitters in the world, and what happens? Whiff! Pitchers duel! After all was said and done there were 18 total strikeouts. The pitching matchups were some of the best. Jiminez, Johnson, Halladay, Bell, and Wainwright for the National League matched up against Price, Petite, Lee, Verlander, and Hughes with the American League, just to name a few. These over powering pitchers put down some of the biggest names in baseball with three strikes; Pujols, Howard, Jeter, Ortiz, Swisher, and Konerko just to name a few.
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So Long, Boss.

Today is a sad day for all baseball fans alike. George Michael “The Boss” Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July13, 2010) has lost his life to a massive heart attack in Tampa, FL at the age of 80.

Steinbrenner led a group of investors to buy the New York Yankees in 1973. He owned the Yankees until his death, which was the longest length of time in club history. During his ownership, he led the Yankees to 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

My whole life I have been a huge Atlanta Braves fan. So as you know, I have always had a certain dislike for the Yankees. But, as much as you can dislike someone you have to respect them. Mr. Steinbrenner and the Yankees are due respect. Thank you Mr. Steinbrenner for all these years of wonderful baseball!

So today, on the day of the MLB All-Star Game, let us put away the National and American Leagues, let us lay down the tomahawks and pin stripes, today let us be baseball fans and mourn the loss of one of the most powerful and respected men in sports.

RIP Mr. Steinbrenner.


So the other day I started talking about how soccer was a boring sport, how it should be in the same category with ping pong and golf, I made mention that it is just a “kick the ball in the net” sport and how the referees penalty cards reminded me of the cards you had to pull in kindergarten when you were in trouble. I think I even figured out this whole points deal, at least in the World Cup playoffs. If you even call it playoffs. There are still some things that get me annoyed though. I don’t understand why everyone has to blow those stupid horns the entire time that the game is being played. Now I definitely understand about making noise. I’m a huge football fan. College football. In the SEC. In Alabama. We know how to make noise. But we make the noise during the big plays of the games. When your opponent has 4th down and they are deep in their own territory, when you see the quarterback running for his life when a 300lb lineman is ripping through the line trying to smash every bone in his body. We get loud, very loud. The more difficult we can make it for that player to hear the snap the more likely there is going to be a penalty for false start or something of that nature. Then that throws out all chances of going for it so the opponent punts the ball to our team. Success. The fans helped out by making noise. See I understand all about making noise during a sporting event but this constant buzzing noise, man doesn’t that get annoying? I do have to say it keeps you on the edge of your seat though. Kind of like the music in a horror film. You never know when the killer is going to jump from behind the corner. You never know when the USA is going to score. But when they do, it is pretty cool.
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While sitting here watching soccer, yes soccer, I’ve noticed this is a rather boring sport. Soccer should really be in a separate category. Along with other sports like tennis, golf and ping pong. Maybe it’s just that I don’t understand the rules? (more…)