Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cards trying to blow it....

The Cards are doing everything in their power to blow the NL Central. Despite seemingly having the division locked up last week, the Cards have lost 6 in a row, and the Astros have won 6 in a row.

Here's how things stand now.

The Astros are 2.5 back, both teams have 6 games to go (although the Cards will only have played 161 games and I don't see any double headers scheduled, I'm not sure what's up with that).

The Cards have two games against the Padres and four against the Brewers. The Astros have three against the Pirates and three against the Braves.

Granted, the last team to be in such a free fall at the end of the season and almost miss the playoffs was..... The 2005 Chicago White Sox. And we know what happened with them.

Still, I'm a bit worried. If the Cards blow it, will someone please buy me an empanada?

Monday, September 25, 2006

see you can say Oh.

While looking for video clips from Saturday's Nats game, I came across a site with archived video, including what happened on Sept. 23, 2005. (You'll have to scroll down to Sept. 23.) For those who don't know, the unlikelihood of this led me to offer Dara 2 empanadas (regular and dessert), a lemonade, and a performance of the National Anthem backwards should it occur.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Freak Sports Injury

Next year, can we get fantasy points for when a player injures their own spouse with a foul ball?

Sadly, this is the most interesting thing that has happened to the Orioles in a long time.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Man, Biten by Panda, Bites Back

A drunk Chinese migrant worker jumped into a panda enclosure, tried to pet the bear, and bit the bear when it bit him first. He claims he didn't know that panda bears could bite people.

No truth to the rumor that the Packers offered the guy a contract.


As Talk Like a Pirate Day concludes, here is a helpful site to get you practicing for next year.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's all in the last name....

I'm sure this joke has been made before, but do you think Sheldon Whitehouse, Democratic nominee for Senate from Rhode Island, has presidential aspirations?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Damon Huard

The Baltimore Sun's Roch Kubatko posted in his sports blog today:

"At least the Chiefs have Damon Huard to take his place, so no worries.
Damon Huard? Anyone have this guy on their fantasy team?"

I responded by saying yes, he's starting in PH4H.

I'm hoping for a future column mention.

Inside the Mind of the Devil

This article is probably the best interview I've seen with Orioles' owner Peter Angelos, one of the most despised owners in sports.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Empanada Bet: Ravens vs. Rams

Justin and I have placed an empanada bet based on the Ravens and Rams final records. If the Ravens finish better than the Rams, I win an empanada. If the Rams finish better than the Ravens, Justin wins an empanada. If both finish with the same record, whoever goes farther in the playoffs wins the empanada. If both go the same distance or miss the playoffs, whoever picks lower in the 2007 NFL draft pick wins the empanada.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Who knew furniture store owners could be so stupid?

Let me get this straight ... this guy lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because he was certain the Green Bay Packers would score?

Who knew punters could be so violent?

According to this article, the backup punter from the University of Northern Colorado is accused of stabbing the starter in his kicking leg.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Famous athletes play fantasy football, too

Looks like we're not the only ones with an interesting fantasy football league: Check out this article about the Nationals players' league.

Right here, right now, I predict that none of us have the same first round picks as them.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

About those Cubs

Last night they lost their 5th in a row to the Pirates, successfully claiming the worst record in the National League. At least last night, closer Ryan Dempster lost it in only 9 innings and wasn't blowing a save, though it was his wild pitch that scored the winning run.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Oh, Condoleezza

What she said about those who would end the Iraq War is amazing.