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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's Back: Daily Somehow Related to Sports Video (11/11/08)

Oh ho ho, the DSRTSV has made it back. Our short-lived segment regarding a random video that involved (I guess) athletic activity and/or could be somehow related to sports has returned. Perhaps we'll try to keep it going this time.

Regardless, this "tubular" video is pretty fucking hilarious.



Tubing's a sport, right?

One Party Ruins it For All


Just 2 yards. The San Francisco 49ers needed 2 stinkin yards to pull off an upset over the Arizona Cardinals, and completely change the landscape of the NFC West. They had a 21-13 lead at halftime, threw it all away with careless mistakes, including Shaun Hill flipping the ball to Adrian Wilson of the Cardinals in the red zone. However, the Cardinals did everything they could to give the game right back to SF. Twice they were called for offsides on interception returns for touchdowns, they failed to convert a 3rd and 2 late in the game when a 1st down could've wrapped it up. Dirk Johnson had a terrible punt and Allen Rossum was in Cardinals territory.

Two yards. The 49ers were right there ready to get a big win for coach Mike Singletary on national television. Shaun Hill found Jason Hill, who stumbled his way to the 2 yard line when he could've scored had he kept his balance. Just two yards away, 55 seconds to go, they had this game won and the NFC West was wide open. Then the 49ers coaching staff pulled off the worst clock management in team history, taking 35 seconds to spike the ball, because they wanted to spike it with their goal line package!

Just 20 seconds, no timeouts, but still 2 yards thanks to the heroics of Shaun Hill, going 3-3 on the drive that started a little bit past midfield in Cardinals territory. He utilized his weapons, kept his cool, redeemed himself for stupid errors that cost this team dearly, and he was going to give Mike Singletary something to cheer about.

In steps Mike Martz, a pass-first co-ordinator who had Hill pass it 40 times, and he inexplicably runs the football with Frank Gore, who thought he had a TD that would've won the game, but the NFL thinks the slightest of touches means "down by contact", a tackle on the play, and Gore was ruled for no gain.

Every play has consequences, and running the football with no timeouts is just suicide as long as you don't have an LT or a Brandon Jacobs. Try telling Mike Martz that, because after the booth review, the 49ers still had 4 seconds and it was 3rd and goal. Enough time to get a spike right? Martz wasn't thinking, he just handed it off again to MICHAEL ROBINSON, a Penn State QB, he got gobbled up and it was over. Two yards. Big failure. Another loss.

Martz said he saw something open up the middle, instead it was a bunch of Cardinals players ready to eat Robinson and that joke of an offensive line alive. Instead of doing what was working he went with the play that had the biggest risk yardage wise and time wise. He specifically told Hill to spike the ball, but it took 35 seconds.

Arizona has won the NFC West barring a collapse, if they can beat the Giants 2 weeks from now we're talking about a possible #1 seed. They did not deserve to win this game, they played less than stellar football on a national stage, but a win is a win. Had they lost this game, these would've been the standings:

1. Arizona (5-4)
2. San Francisco (3-6)
3. Seattle (2-7)
4. St. Louis (2-7)

As poorly as the 49ers and Seahawks have played, they would both be in contention for the NFC West (the Rams are 0-2 in the division, including to Arizona, they are done, sorry guys).

I say this because the Rams travel to San Francisco, and the Cardinals travel to Seattle, where they have been soundly beaten for the last 3 seasons. A Seattle and San Francisco win would mean the Cardinals lead would shrink to 1 game, Seattle would be within 2, at the same time Arizona gets into the meat of their schedule with the Giants and Eagles and Patriots in the next 5 weeks.

Instead, the Cardinals are 4 games ahead of everyone else in the division, and likely can clinch it with a win in Seattle.

All because the 49ers couldn't score from 2 yards out. They've ruined it for themselves and everyone else trailing Arizona in the putrid NFC West.

Enjoy years of dominance Arizona, Seattle took advantage of mediocrity, but you get to take advantage of outright incompetency.

That's it, Fire Peter King

I'm breaking the rule...again, but isn't it about time we can that fat tub of lard Peter King and all his mindless dribble, political or not.

Why?

Petey was curious as to whether it was "acceptable" to talk about politics in his column (its really not) but then again, did he really give a shit or did he just want someone to placate his ego?

Multiple folks appeared to have written into King either support or decrying (probably mostly bitching) his ridiculous waste of 5 minutes (for reading that garbage).

He picks and chooses such that they support his opinion (duh).

Adam Leonard of Austin begins to felate Petey by saying: "Just a word of support for your second MMQB lead this week. I agreed with your decision to not use the column to discuss your personal opinions on the election but discussing the impact of it and using players' reflections to help set the context was perfect in keeping with the scope of your column.''

But there are detractors. Gregory Wall or Burlington, WI said "If McCain had won the election and a woman held the job of VP for the first time in the history of this country, I doubt you would have given her a whole page.''

Petey took a swipe by retorting with "You're right. I don't cover the WNBA, where players would have seen that as an emotional moment."

No shit Petey, you don't cover the WNBA. You know what else you don't cover?

Politics.

You're columns have turned to crap. You have a ridiculous self-serving agenda that has less to do with football and more to do with how awesome you are, how right you've been and why you're God's gift to football news.

You know what? You're worse than Rick "I got to go to the Swimsuit shoot with my 13 year old son" Reilly

You and your stupid gray spot can get bent.

Tired Tuesday Daily "Linkin' Logs" (11/11/08)


Something about an "NFL" game yesterday. I use the quotes because frankly the Cardinals and 49ers isn't exactly the height of competition in the NFL, or at least at the height of what the NFL would like to show in primetime. Could have been worse, it could have been last year's editions.

Apparently the game turned out fairly well, with the Cardinals winning 29-24 with the game winning score coming late in the 4th. Must be nice to play in such a shitty division (against which the Eagles are 3-0)

The big news appeared to be out of baseball; where the Rockies traded Matt Holliday to the A's for a trio of "prospects," to include Huston Street (the non-prospect ML ready Closer), Greg Smith (A left handed starter) and Carlos Gonzalez (a slugging outfielder).

Keith Law of ESPN is reporting that the Nationals have acquired Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham for, among others, Emilio Bonafacio. Law claims it was a good move, I just don't see it.

And perhaps the most interesting info was a non-move. The Padres pulled their 4 million dollar 1 year offer for Closer Trevor Hoffman (which included a club option of 4 million for 2010). GM Kevin Towers has refused comment regarding the move and Hoffman, by my account, could be miffed at the move.
And finally part II: Via MLBTradeRumors, apparently Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan 183 FAs. A fascinating endeavor that is, most likely going a bit too far...

But there were highlights (Jeff, at least you enjoyed yourself somewhat)
  • 117) Richie Sexson, 1B: From consistent 30-homer masher to … below Sidney Ponson. Oy.
  • 118) Carl Pavano, SP: Hehe.
  • 125) Julian Tavarez, RP: Hey, he’s always up for throwing at batters, if nothing else.
  • 141) Ramon Martinez, UT: Three more seasons and he’ll actually have had as long of a career as the good Ramon Martinez.
  • 142) Mike Timlin, RP: Wait. He’s really not Bob Howry’s twin?
  • 143) Josh Fogg, SP: Penance for accepting the nickname "The Dragon Slayer" is a 7.58 ERA the next season.
  • 144) Horacio Ramirez, RP: The White Sox actually gave up a player to trade for him in ‘08.
  • 150) Kevin Mench, OF: He could end up in Japan.
  • 164) Toby Hall, C: He is better known in the White Sox clubhouse for his facial hair than his talent.
  • 166) Javier Valentin, C: Actually isn’t half-bad.
  • 167) Gary Bennett, C: Actually is.
Me's thinks Passan had a little fun writing that past about 100. Once he got to Vance Williams (last at 183) he turned from "ok, this guy kinda sucks, but he's still better than you" to "what the fuck? This guy was in my copy of 'Triple Play '97'! and he's still showing up?"
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