Monday, June 04, 2007

Welcome to the OC (female dog)

Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine have advanced to college baseball's Super Regionals. The Angels treated their fans to Hooters wings after walloping the Twins on Monday night while comfortably remaining in first place. And how about the Anaheim Ducks? The hockey club moved to within one game of winning the Stanley Cup while most Kings fans just threw up in their mouth a little bit.

Looking back, you have to give Disney high marks for its sports ownership. The Angels won its first World Series under Disney’s tutelage while the Ducks have become perennial winner during Disney's tenure. The company had many, many bad ideas from baseball cheerleaders, periwinkle, RBI and that other stupid bear mascot, and hell, just the name Mighty Ducks was incredibly lame. In the end, however, Orange County fans have to give Disney a thumb's up for building two winning franchises. As hard as it may seem, you really have to give the Mouse credit for bringing some sports pride to Orange County after the Rams franchise folded.

Is that enough to make up for unleashing the Sports Dork on the world? Maybe, but let's not spoil the moment.

THN will have some guest hosts this week, so play nice. (That means you, CAPPY.)

9 comments:

Will Leitch said...

I would guest host, but you use my material anyway.

Minor-League Town said...

Meanwhile, USD crapped its pants at its own regional.

Bill Simmons said...

If you pay me enough, I will become an Angels fan, and I might even pay attention to hockey again.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

meanwhile, seattle's gonna lose its basketball team, UW just lost back-to-back games to get bounced from the Softball world series, and the Mariners, well, they'll lose 90.

so thanks for letting us know about the OC's success, dickhead!

insomniac said...

Now that the Ducks are good, will they change their name to Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim?

DAWUSS said...

WTH? Is it Friday already? It sure looks like TWE to me...

Anonymous said...

ME?? I'M JUST SAYING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HERE WAS THINKING. YOU'LL HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH ME IF YOU HAVE SOME "QUALITY" POSTS. NOT A BUNCH OF JIM ROME WANNABES.
I'M OUT.

Conrad Bain said...

Might as well learn to love hockey, SoCals, because the Ducks are the closest thing to a football team L.A. is ever going to get.

Not Terry Benedict said...

The Anaheim Splash are in the CISL finals too. Monterrey La Raza, you're going down!