Friday, April 22, 2011

Free show this Saturday

If you are looking for a good time this Saturday, some of the friends of THN will be performing at a benefit show for tsunami relief at the Harp Inn, Costa Mesa from 3-7 p.m.

Lounge-O-Rama
CrownVic
Adam Rank

Be sure to check it out.

Oh, and it's FREE! Was that mentioned.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Weak Ender: This Isn't Happening




The NFL released it's schedule this week. What a bunch of Billy Mumphrys -- a bunch of cockeyed optimists believing that there will even be a season next year. But a couple of things stand out about the Chargers schedule.

The Chargers play four of it's first five games at home. Which will be awesome when the first month of the season is erased.

The Chargers also don't have a game in late October, ensuring that there will not be a glimpse of the Chargers Girls in Halloween costumes.

NFL.com noticed this, too, and pointed it out here.

That writer for the NFL was on fire this week. He had a number of great stories.

Here are some fantasy football predictions.

Here are some gift ideas for Candice Crawford in honor of Tony Romo's birthday.

And NFL.com continues to take the piss out of Hugh Jackman, too.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Post Mortem: What a melt down



Holy Tin Cup, Batman. That poor Rory McIlroy ... could you even watch such a thing? That was just awful.

And then you realize that he plays golf for a living, and then you really don't give a (expletive).

Besides, how upset were the Masters folks that an African-American won the tournament?

Just kidding people, lighten up.

I HAVE the most hate for Boston. A terrible, nearly worthless city. And their sports teams are even worse. On Friday, the unthinkable happened to me at the gym. No, it wasn't that I was actually at the gym. Rather, I cheered when A-Rod hit a home run.

Sure it was against the Sox. Sure it was against John Lackey. But there should never be a circumstance where rooting for the Yankees is acceptable.

However, you have to love how the Boston fans are finally starting to turn on Lackey. The boos, and even the newspapers are starting to rip him. Maybe the Angels knew what they were doing when they let him go.

Though, they should not make that mistake with Jered Weaver. And any organization which wants you to buy a schedule magnet on the home opener starts to wary me just a touch.

OH AND did I mention that it was cold for the 14 inning game I stayed for? That was the kind of game where you would have been better off drinking beers in the parking lot for nine innings and then coming in for the rest of the game.

GOMER'S WIFE is upset that newspapers have been reporting the birth of her twins.

That's probably because the kids don't look like Peyton.

AND FINALLY ...

What you have all been waiting for, the Cowgirl interview.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Weak Ender: At least the Sox are losing



I'll be honest, I have no discernible reason for having a photo of Ursula Andress up here. Maybe I'm just in a Rat Pack mood. Although not a classic Rat Pack gal, she had been linked to many entertainers of her era, and I believe she was married to John Derek at one point.

But let's get down to business. Our pal the Reverend still is not over the U Conn win on Monday. And the text keep coming in daily. But maybe U Conn's good fortune is bringing doom and gloom to the Red Sox.

The (rhymes with bunts) are currently 0-5, and what's interesting to note here, is that no team has ever started 0-5 and then gone on to win the AL pennant. But watch, they will sweep the Yankees and then the Sox will start to run away with the division.

Still, it's entertaining to see the team that many thought could go 162-0 (seriously) stumble so badly out of the gate. And that base running error to end the game on Thursday was priceless.

D.J. Gallo of the Sports Pickle said it best saying that the Red Sox could do the reverse Patriots and lose every game except for the last one. That would be kind of cool. But even then, ESPN would have the Sox in its top five power rankings.

But let's hope for America's sake that the Sox continue to lose.

And look, the Angels home opener is on Friday. Of course, the weather sucks this week. But nothing beats this weekend. Finally on a Friday again. Get ready for some drunk tweets this weekend.

PICK SIX is a new daily feature on NFL.com that I have become rather fond of. A couple of the better ones this week.

Martellus Bennett's greatest hits. Although, the author -- likely because of NFL.com's restrictions -- was very vague about Bennett's video escapades which included the "Black Olympics" featuring the Cowboys tight end calling himself the Michael Phelps of fried chicken. But the author did get Bennett again right here.

My favorite, potential assailants for the Donovan McNabb hit and run. Love No. 5 on that list. Guess you can say whatever you want about Rush Limbaugh.

AND FINALLY ...

There are conflicting reports, but Raiders owner Al Davis could be in serious condition up in Oakland. All kidding aside, he could be near the end.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Jay Bilas is right, Big East deserved just one team

Some thought that Jay Bilas was just absurd when he said that only team from the Big East that deserved to be in the tournament was Connecticut. Or at least that was the impression that I got while listening to him talk this week.

For some reason, U Conn has really started rubbing me the wrong way. Almost like they were sorta-Duke like. I thought I was alone in my seemingly irrational hatred of U Conn. Even though the referees really seemed to zap San Diego State's momentum with a bogus technical foul call on a phantom bump.

But my good friend The Reverend passed along this unsolicited text message moments are Duke-conn's win.

Thanks Big East for bringing your crap brand of hoops to the big dance. Go (expletive) yourself (expletive) holes (expletive) suckers. You can take it away from U Conn when it is caught cheating again (expletives).


Is that all?

I think I am going to put on a sandpaper glove and pleasure myself. It will be much more enjoyable than that (expletive). I have not been this disappointed about something since prison sex.


Are they like Duke at all?

Yeah without the rule following (good point). The Most Interesting Man in the World just killed himself during that (expletive).


And then we decided to call them U (rhymes with bunt). Seriously, who knew this anger lurked?

ESPN HAD a rather interesting video about Duke's upset over UNLV 20 years ago. Good stuff. Tough to admit, but Coach Kryhjgdfsertuyski had a solid game plan against UNLV.

And coach Tarkanian had a rather cryptic quote about the game, too, telling his team that it can't play in a close game because it won't get any calls.

And cue the shot of Greg Anthony's bogus fifth foul, driving the lane with an obvious block. The and-one would have been the dagger.

But in something that you rarely see in sports, the team with the inner-city black kids got jammed in favor of the alleged "good guys."

Oh, and then they insinuated that UNLV threw the game. Classy.

Speaking of the Rebels -- a quick check of the wires here -- the school cannot go wrong with former players Dave Rice or Reggie Theus taking over the job (I wish I still wrote for Fan House). But if you want to bring back the glory days, Theus needs to get that gig.

His track record at New Mexico State says enough. He's got to get that gig. And if UNLV hires him, look for the Rebels to return to the Final Four soon.

EAGLES WR DeSean Jackson certainly has a high opinion of himself. Check out this quick blurb on NFL.com.

AND FINALLY ...

Really enjoyed Wrestlemania, though many in the IWC are calling it a glorified RAW. I think that one thing that is happening is that the Rock kind of sucks. Listen, nobody marked like me when the Rock returned. But when you see him compared to Stone Cold, you remember who the best guy was during the Attitude Era.

He was down the list behind SCSA and Shawn Michaels.

Lately, though, the Rock has bored me. Not to HHH levels, but close.

And now we have to wait a year for his match with John Cena? Well, if it keeps them off television for that long, I'm all for it.

BTW, what the (expletive) has happened to Wade Barrett that he's getting pushed down the card? This kid was a riser and this is how they are treating him? Unreal. He has the Intercontinental title, I guess, but this is just strange booking.

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Weak Ender: What an era



When somebody tells me that Britney Spears is making a comeback, I might be in the minority, but I am pretty happy about it. Does she walk into bathrooms barefoot? Of course.

Does she have her kids on her lap when she drives? She sure does.

But pound for pound, is there anybody hotter when she is in her "Toxic" shape? That's hard to argue.

And now she's trying to get back into the game, well, I'm a fan. I don't care who knows.

Opening Day was on Thursday. And to be honest, I am going to cut this short because of that. Because I did get into my cups during the day, especially after the Angels won a close one.

But come on, the world is just a better place when baseball was back in season, and Britney is trying to be hot again.

So I apologize. Not a great week (unless you follow me at my real job under my real name), but we'll crank it up again.