Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Post Mortem

Norv Turner proved that he still had the magic touch on Sunday, as the Chargers gagged another lead to lose to Seattle, 24-16. Not that preseason games matter in the grand scheme of things, but it’s good to know that Turner also hasn’t lost his touch.

LaDainian Tomlinson missed the game, too, giving Chargers fans a glimpse of what it will be like when Turner goes on to ignore his best player on the field. Turner often overlooked Steven Davis as coach of the Redskins, giving him few carries one week, then following with a knee-jerk reaction the next, giving him 40 carries. Turner also did something that most defensive backs had trouble doing for years, when he made Randy Moss an irrelevant player.

Welcome back, Norv. This will obviously be a long season in San Diego. But hey, the new uniforms looked cool.

DALY FOLDS
John Daly, predictably, didn’t hang around for the PGA Championship, fading again into oblivion. But the loss of Daly helped usher in the emergence of Woody Austin. The relatively unknown Austin provided some great copy on Saturday, noting that when Tiger Woods bangs his club on the ground, that is just his competitiveness. When anybody else does, they are a loose cannon.

Absolutely true.

Hopefully Austin’s foray into the top of the tournament, and if there are any golf heads out there familiar with Austin please accept our apologies, but hopefully Austin can hang around for a while. Competitive or loose cannon, the dude is just entertaining. And he didn't back down from the challenge, actually shooting a better round on Sunday than Woods, but he had just too much ground to cover.

  • Kurt Warner was awesome for the Birds on Saturday night, though playing against the Raiders can make anybody look good. Mark it down, Warner will end up playing a big role for the Cardinals this year. The dude can still bring it.
  • Stolen joke of the week from Tommy Tuck Rule: Vince Young was suspended for violating team rules, and had to sit out Saturday’s game against Washington. The reason? Young wrote another letter to his teammates, but it had so many spelling mistakes, Jeff Fisher had no choice but to suspended him. Although that joke seemed funnier while sucking down Heinekens at the San Clemente street fair.
  • Congratulations to THN’s Reading Royals who went on the road and managed a tie with Manchester United, despite being down a man. Too bad they couldn’t take out Wayne Rooney, who had to leave the game.
  • Hard to argue with the success the Angels have had the past week, taking five of six from the Red Sox and Dr. Ross’ Twins. Who knew that Maicer Izturis was power hitter that the Angels were seeking.
  • The Twins were wearing a sticker of the fallen highway on their batting helmets this weekend. Really? How many people died in that thing? Ten? Californians shoot more people than that on the freeway everyday.
  • Yep, the Yankees are going to win the AL East.
  • Congratulations to Eric Boo-urns for getting his contract from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-Backs look like the best team in the NL right now (yeah, some revelation), but could they do like the Angels and win a World Series in the first year they switch to red uniforms?
  • Pacman Jones was booed during his stint in TNA on Sunday night, his apperance agreed upon by the Titans and the wrestling organization. Jones was left in a heap after being “beaten” by one of the wrestlers. If TNA really wanted to go the extra mile, they’d pay the extra money and have Mike Vick be the culprit.


AND FINALLY
From Lil’ Hater. There is nothing more annoying that those stupid bumpers during an NFL game, showing the local food in the region. I get it, they make tortillas in San Diego. Hey, did you know they eat sushi in San Francisco? They eat steak in Chicago? Barbeque in Kansas City? This is so insanely stupid, although not as stupid as the people who bring food to John Madden. Great, now he’s getting cheese all over the microphone while he is mispronouncing people’s names. Who was the freaking genius who thought it was a good idea to do this? And what the (expletive) are they going to do when they show a game from China? Take us through the local kennel?

Jerks.

12 comments:

insomniac said...

More annoying than the food tie-in bumpers during football games: when they come back from commercial w/ a cheerleader shot, only the logos of the various network sponsors and the giant graphic w/ score and clock are covering the young ladies' tits!

bucky said...

More annoying than the food tie-in bumpers during football games: when they come back from commercial w/ a cheerleader shot, only the logos of the various network sponsors and the giant graphic w/ score and clock are covering the young ladies' tits!

That's not a bug; that's a feature. The networks know exactly where to place their advertising.

Conrad Bain said...

The relatively unknown Austin provided some great copy on Saturday, noting that when Tiger Woods bangs his club on the ground, that is just his competitiveness. When anybody else does, they are a loose cannon.

Uh, maybe when the the Kmart Fred Funk wins 13 majors -- or, hell, even just one -- the media will call it competitiveness. In the meantime, he should shut up and enjoy his 15 minutes as a golf history footnote. After the President's Cup, he won't be heard from again.

The real PGA story of the week -- and, WTF, no mention! -- was Sergio Garcia cheating like some muni course rake. Seriously, would you let someone named Boo tally your score without a calculator and a tutor to help him?

yiddish steel said...

Give the Reading Royals the 3 points in the standings for the cock-block on the Man-U Dojo. Maybe next time, Richie Cunningham's kid can be a step quicker on the slide tackle, and keep his boot to the ground rather than going treads up. BTW... Rooney's a man for finishing the game on a broken foot. at least he didn't do it while doing a fist pump.

Yao Ming said...

And Finally...

That was a lot of buildup for a chink joke.

Fletch said...

I'd think I would be among the last people to bag on the NL, but when the D-Backs are your top team, there's a problem. The team is just not that good.

Sun Devil said...

Fuck off Fletch. Those kids can hit. The Diamondbacks probably won't win the NL, but they're playing team ball better than anyone now.

Feel free to rebut with any stats, as baseball fans do. But the Yankees have had the best statistical lineup in the league for over a decade now, and I do believe since the Diamondbacks ended their streak of championships, they have won as many rings as the Cubs.

Tony Dungy said...

I don't wish to downgrade anyone, but soccer fans should not be allowed to marry.

Bill Parcells said...

chink jokes aren't funny.

The Big Picture said...

the NL is about as the Chargers' offense will be with Norm at the helm.

The Big Picture said...

about as *strong as* ...

I'm a fucking moron.

Fletch said...

Calm down, Sun Devil.

I'm in Phoenix, too. I've seen enough of this team to know that their spunky and spritied and all that crap, but their rotation still stinks and their batters are wildly inconsistent. Now, that might work to their advantage at some point (get streaky hot at the right time), but odds are it won't.