Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sacramento Kings Have Lost Their Minds

"With the first pick in the 2009 NBA Draft the Sacramento Kings select... a giant bald black guy." Jay Bilas thinks he has huge upside and tremendous intangibles.

Also, Vlade Divac is getting his jersey retired. I don't even know how to adequately explain that. If hairy Serbian floppers had a Hall of Fame he'd be first ballot, I guess.

Secondly, the Kings website saying "Top Lottery Pick!" as a way to promote season ticket renewals for next year... If the Maloofs want to draw more people to games it should say "We Won't Suck Like the Wiz and Clips Again!"

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hideousness Returns to the Mariners

It was too good to be true...

Here's what recent developments are bringing down my offseason Mariners high:

* Carlos Silva sucking

Actually, that's not anything new. He's thinner by 30 pounds but still terrible. Watching him implode in the WBC and against the Angels this weekend only reaffirms how terrible that 4-year, $48 million deal was. Thanks Bavasi.

* Jeff Clement going down to AAA

He has defensive problems, sure. But Jeff has nothing to prove by dominating minor league pitchers again. And if Clement ends up struggling in Tacoma it'll tank his trade value. There's no reason he shouldn't be getting at-bats as a DH or catcher in the big leagues for Seattle -- Kenji Johjima's hideous contract be damned.

* Brandon Morrow converting to a full-time closer

He'll probably be a great closer. He could've been a very good starter. Starters are much, much, much more valuable than closers. The Mariners had a plethora of interesting arms (including Tyler Walker, who they released today) that could hold down the closer position this year. Instead it looks like the Morrow experiment is moving onto the ninth.

* Seattle signs Joshua Fields

After months of holding out the former Georgia Bull closer and Scott Boras client signed with the M's. If Seattle had failed to sign him it would have an extra first-round pick for the June amateur draft. Instead Fields is essentially the second closer the Mariners have drafted two closers over the past few years.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Interesting Picture

This is the headline and part of the photo currently on the front page of ESPN.com. It's referring to UConn's chances of advancing to the Final Four (at this minute it's in a neck-and-neck contest with Mizzou).

Ironically the photo could also be construed as a reference to the Huskies' recent off-the-court issues. Coach Calhoun has gone on to defend his program in light of the fact that he, along with assistant coaches and a student manager, may have violated recruiting rules.

The UConn program has a somewhat troubled history, with the most infamous incident having involved the other man in the photo, A.J. Price.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Most Hideous Sentence I Have Read in Quite Some Time

Isiah Thomas is actively seeking work again, and he spoke several weeks ago with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a meeting arranged by current coach/general manager Mike Dunleavy.

ESPN has the details on what may become the most inept trio in all of sports.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There Are Only Three Rules to Making It Rain

1) Throw real money
2) Don't pick up your own money
3) Don't go Pacman on people

Since Reggie Bush flaunted the rules while at SC, why not at the club as well? Apparently he and girlfriend Kim Kardashian violated the second principle of making it rain.