Speed Read: Phillies Not Fanatical About Hitting

Deciding to listen to Tim McCarver blather his way through World Series commentary on TV or turning the sound down and listening to the dulcet, confused tones of Joe Morgan on the radio is like choosing between swallowing broken glass or sliding down a razor blade hill - both choices hurt. But I went with the radio… » 10/24/08 9:00am 10/24/08 9:00am

Pre-gaming: SEC Ref Gave the Business

Photo from Pac-10 Poon » 10/24/08 9:00am 10/24/08 9:00am [Editor's note: This will be a regular Friday feature at . It's molded after BDD's .] Big news around college football refereeing circles this week was the ref who threw a shoulder and knocked South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia right the fuck out. It's really funny. Probably not for Garcia,…

Get Out Of Splitsville and Come On Home

This series was not going to be a sweep. People put so much pressure on themselves and on the Phillies that most news outlets were calling game one of a seven-game series a must win. Well, they did, and other than Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, Brad Lidge and one swing of the bat by Chase Utley, nobody played all that well. » 10/24/08 9:00am 10/24/08 9:00am

Buzz: Manny and K-Rod not Worth it to Mets

it’s early, but the buzz around baseball suggests Francisco Rodriguez could ask for up to a five-year contract, while Manny Ramirez could seek up to five as well…though there is question that either will reach that level » 10/24/08 9:00am 10/24/08 9:00am

The Roundup: Avert Your Eyes from the Stock Market

Good morning Heather Graham! … funny photos … your obligatory Friday morning economic doom-and-gloom read … hey, thanks man! … we’re sure you have an opinion on this story … on this the 79th anniversary of Black Thursday, which is the day the official start of the Great Crash of ‘29, stock market trading was so bad… » 10/24/08 9:00am 10/24/08 9:00am

Putridity Poll: J.T. O'Sullivan vs. Ryan Fitzpatrick in Battle of the…

Filed under: 49ers, Bengals, NFL Fans » 10/23/08 9:00am 10/23/08 9:00am

Well, what do we have here? Bengals stand-in has averaged a pathetic 4.6 yards on 103 passes to rank dead last in the NFL among quarterbacks with at least 100 throws. is coming off a head-shakingly horrible game where he was sacked six times and fumbled four times. While stats…

And starting at outside linebacker, Lindsey from Delta Gamma

Mike Leach, who has built an offensive juggernaut at Texas Tech with his innovative spread and pass-happy offense, hasn't exactly been able to get a stud kicker to Lubbock.

So, fuck it, let's bring in the halftime entertainment to kick » 10/23/08 9:00am 10/23/08 9:00am. Those extra points won't make themselves, dammit. Texas Tech is ranked No. 6…

The Roundup: Hamlin’s Expensive Tires Boosted

So we love Penelope Cruz. So what? … 27 states are in recession, with 14 more on the cusp … the more Starbucks a country has, the bigger its financial problems … Yahoo is cutting 1,500 jobs, no word if sports will be affected … interesting lawsuit here … another athlete/celebrity tandem bites the dust … » 10/23/08 9:00am 10/23/08 9:00am

Speed Read: Phils Win Game 1, Free Tacos For All

With a runner on and one out in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series at Tropicana Field last night, Chase Utley attempted to push a bunt through the vacant left side of the infield but it went foul. Five pitches later, he crushed one into the right-field seats for a 2-0 lead that the Phillies would not… » 10/23/08 9:00am 10/23/08 9:00am

Selig Must be Nervous: LCS Ratings Down, and Now Tampa Has Pushed…

We’re sure plenty of Boston fans will cling to hope in the ALCS by pointing out that the Red Sox rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Cleveland in last year’s postseason. Three minor differences: they had a healthy and overpowering Josh Beckett in Game Five, came home for games six and seven, and Ortiz and JD Drew… » 10/15/08 9:48am 10/15/08 9:48am

1000th Post Countdown…The Nine

Does anybody else remember this show? It was this group of (wait for it) nine people who were in a bank during a robbery. I faintly remember seeing an episode or two and recognizing that guy from “Party of Five,” even though I never watched that show. I kinda wished it had more episodes during it’s run because when… » 10/15/08 9:46am 10/15/08 9:46am

We Meet Again, Penguins...

The scheduling gods have once again blessed us by inserting a Flyers game in between the majestic events of the Phillies postseason. Your girlfriends and wives may or may not agree, but if you're a Flyers fan, odds are you'll be hard pressed to take a night off from sports. » 10/15/08 9:46am 10/15/08 9:46am

Preseason Game Thread: Knicks vs. Sixers- 10-14-08

Our Knicks tip off their first home preseason game tonight at 7:30. The opponent is Shawn Bradley and the Sixers for the second time in a row. The game will be televised on MSG and I'll be watching and providing a recap soon enough. Get them comments flowing. I'm shooting for 1,000,000. That's right, a goddamn… » 10/15/08 9:46am 10/15/08 9:46am

Warriors vs Bucks in China

Update by Fantasy Junkie: I am an idiot. Yi was traded to the Nets this offseason and yet I still think he's on the Bucks. Oh well. I'll leave it up. Just pretend that it's Richard Jefferson in the photo and it's a homecoming for him because he's really Chinese. I guess it's still the preseason for my preview skills. » 10/15/08 9:46am 10/15/08 9:46am