Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
This disappoints me. Tom Hanks says that a Toy Story 4 is in the works. Oh, come now Tom Hanks. Say it ain't so. Don't get me wrong, I love Toy Story, but it ended so perfectly that it'd be wrong to tarnish the legacy with another movie. The shorts are ok, but not a movie. Hopefully Pixar realizes this and they'll remain a great, honest company not just in it for the money.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The nickname has been tossed around a lot since the Cowboys coined the name in 1978. It's been given to such teams as the Braves, the Patriots, the Saints, the Steelers and even the Yankees. I think it's time I put an end to doubt and tell you who America's Teams really are. I give you the America's Team of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAF and NCAAM B.
The Dallas Cowboys are popularly known as America's Team, but I do not believe they still deserve that title. With distractions of Jerry Jones, awfulness of Tony Romo, and a Super Bowl drought. A different Texas team is ready to take over the title. That team is the Houston Texans. Think about it, Matt Schaub has never made the playoffs, but he's always in the Pro Bowl. Everyone roots for the Texans to beat the Colts. It's like when you're rooting for someone with a stutter to finish their sentence. You're rooting for the underdog to the unthinkable. The Texans are that team.
Well, it's certainly not going to be the Heat. America's Team of the NBA is the Memphis Grizzlies. I almost picked the Thunder, but issues with Russell Westbrook ended that doubt. Everyone was hoping the Griz could make a shocking run to the Finals in 2011. They beat the Spurs and game the Thunder a run for their money. No one thought they could make the playoffs, but everyone loved them. They loved Zach Randolph and Shane Battier and Mike Conley Jr and Tony Allen. I hope they'll be a contender for years to come.
Is there any doubt in your mind? Of course it's the boys of Arlington. The Texas Rangers! They beat the Rays and the evil Yankees in the playoffs of 2011. Even with the loss of Cliff Lee they're leading their division this year. It doesn't hurt that their colors are red, white, and blue does it? Nelson Cruz, Michael Young, CJ Wilson, Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler. Those are America's boys. Everyone loves the Rangers. The aggressive team who worked hard to get where they are today.
Trust me there is absolutely no bias here. It's the Boston Bruins! The B's who went through so many hardships since 1972 were considered cursed. They finally won the Stanley Cup this year though with America behind them when they traveled to Vancouver. Everyone loves Tim Thomas. They worship Patrice Bergeron. They rooted for Zdeno Chara to win a title. Go to games for Lucic. Buy Tyler Seguin jerseys. Read up about Brad Marchand. They watch for David Krejci goals. They checked in on Nathan Horton's condition. Hoped Mark Recchi could win a third. And wanted Claude Julien to avoid more criticism. The Bruins are America's Team.
I debated between the Boise State Broncos, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Ole Miss Rebels. I decided to pick the Broncos. Who doesn't want Boise State to make the BCS Championship Game? They want them to stop being average. Get a few upsets. Kellen Moore be Heisman! Who knows? With the blue turf and undefeated seasons and sympathy for their kicker maybe it's closer than they think...
Finally it's the College Men's Basketball Team of America if you will. It's got to be Gonzaga. Everyone always thinks of Gonzaga when they consider the topic. The Bulldogs of the West Coast League. Steven Gray averages 13.8 PPG for the 'Dogs. Everyone hopes he can have more. They lost to BYU, but they definitley have hope for the future.
Entertainment Weekly ranked the eleven Pixar films from least to greatest (excluding Cars 2). You'll never guess the order. They ranked 'em like this:
11. A Bug's Life
10. Monsters Inc.
8. Toy Story 2
5. Finding Nemo
3. Toy Story 3
2. The Incredibles
1. Toy Story
Sure, some of those are right, but not most of them.
I would put it like this:
11. A Bug's Life
10. The Incredibles
8. Toy Story 2
5. Monsters Inc.
3. Toy Story
2. Finding Nemo
1. Toy Story 3
How dare they put Monsters Inc at #10! Ratatouille at 9? Wall-E is all the way at 4? Sorry EW, but this list wasn't a winner.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
New York is now allowing same-sex marriage! Yay! And look at the Empire State Building! Rainbow colored!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Los Angeles Lakers starter, Ron Artest is changing his name to World Peace. What? Artest has done some crazy things over the years. Diving into the crowd after a fan, dying his hair blonde and doin' some crazy graffiti in it, rapping about the championship and selling his ring! Now he's changing his name to World Peace. Kinda weird. What do you think? Does it measure up to Chad Ochocinco?
It's about time, eh? Let's get rollin! Waste no time! My picks are in bold by the way.
Best Male Athlete- Jimmie Johnson, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Aaron Rodgers
Best Female Athlete- Kelly Clark, Lauren Jackson, Maya Moore, Lindsay Vonn
Best Championship Performance- Tim Lincecum, Tim Thomas, Kemba Walker, Serena Williams
Best Breakthrough Athlete- Jose Bautista, Arian Foster, Blake Griffin, Li Na, Cam Newton
Best Record-Breaking Performance- Ray Allen, Rory McIlroy, Derrick Rose, UConn Women's Basketball Team
Best Upset- Blame, Fabricio Werdum, Seahawks, VCU
Best Game- Auburn Beats Alabama, Butler Upsets Pittsburgh, Eagles Rally To Beat Giants, Oklahoma City Edges Memphis In 3OT
Best Moment- Fennville's Run, Halladay's No-Hitter, Trevor Bayne Wins Daytona 500
Best Team- Auburn Football, Boston Bruins, Dallas Mavericks, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco Giants, Texas A&M's Women's Basketball
Strongest NFL Performance- Arian Foster, DeAngelo Hall, Leon Washington
Best Sports Movie- The Fighter, Secretariat, Soul Surfer, Win Win
Best Coach/Manager- Jim Calhoun, Rick Carlisle, Gene Chizik, Mike McCarthy, Dom Starsia
Best NFL Player- Tom Brady, Arian Foster, Clay Matthews Jr., Troy Polamalu, Aaron Rodgers
Best MLB Player- Jose Bautista, Roy Halladay, Josh Hamilton, Felix Hernandez, Joey Votto
Best NHL Player- Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Martin St. Louis, Tim Thomas
Best Driver- Greg Anderson, John Force, Dario Franchitti, Jimmie Johnson
Best NBA Player- Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Derrick Rose
Best WNBA Player- Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson, Cappie Poindexter, Diana Taurasi
Best Fighter- Bernard Hopkins, Jon Jones, Sergio Martinez, Manny Pacquiao, George St. Pierre
Best Male Golfer- Luke Donald, Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Charl Schwartzel
Best Female Golfer- Na Yeon Choi, Cristie Kerr, Jiyai Shin, Yansi Tseng
Best Male Tennis Player- Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal
Best Female Tennis Player- Kim Clijsters, Li Na, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki
Best Male College Athlete- Jimmer Fredette, Andy Miele, Cam Newton, Rob Pannell, Kemba Walker
Best Female College Athlete- Blair Brown, Dallas Escobedo, Melissa Henderson, Katinka Hossu, Maya Moore
Best Male Action Sport Athlete- Tucker Hibbert, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Rolland, Kelly Slater, Shaun White
Best Female Action Sport Athlete- Sarah Burke, Kelly Clark, Ashley Fiolex, Stephanie Gilmore
Best Jockey- Ramon Dominguez, Garrett Gomez, John Velasquez
Best Disabled Male Athlete- Chris Devlin-Young, Anthony Robles, Aaron Scheides, Jerome Singleton, Steve Wampler
Best Disabled Female Athlete- Alison Jones, Tatyana McFadden, Alana Nichols, Melissa Stockwell, Mallory Weggemann
Best Bowler- Chris Barnes, Jason Belmonte, Mika Koivuneimi, Bill O'Neil
Best MLS Player- Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan, David Ferreira, Chris Wondowloski
Best Track and Field Athlete- Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay, David Oliver
So that's it! Go vote at espn.go.com/espys! See the Espys on July 13th! Can't wait!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
On the 25th when I have voted for the ESPYs and given you my picks I will be starting THREE not one, not two, three, races. The races are The President of Sports, Sports Mount Rushmores, and The Greatest TV Show of All Time preceded by Greatest TV Shows of Each Decade.
Let me explain them to you.
A few years ago my parody sports magazine, Sports by David, suggested a few candidates for President of Sports. They were Peyton Manning, Dustin Pedroia, Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods, and LeBron James. Pretty good candidates, eh? Well, the final two were Tiger Woods and LeBron James. Tiger eventually got the nod. Well both of their reputations have gone down the drains what with LeBron's decision and Tiger's scandal. So Tiger's been impeached. Who will be the new President? Find out the candidates on Saturday!
Sports Mount Rushmores. Everybody makes em. I make em official. So I'm gonna have a Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, NASCAR, Boxing, and College Sports Mount Rushmores. I'll give you eight candidates and you'll pick four of em for Mount Rushmore. How's that sound? When the President of Sports race is over you'll see the candiates.
The TV tournaments are pretty self-explanatory. First I'll start with picking my top TV show from each decade. They'll get the top seeds and I'll pick other shows to be in the bracket. Then you'll vote! You get it right? Yeah! Can't wait!
I can now vote for the top 15 WNBA players of all time. Here we go:
Go vote at WNBA.com!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Is gonna have to wait two days. I recently voted for the MLB All-Stars (Pedroia topped the ballot of course) but I wasn't full. That's when I remembered the ESPY's! Yeah, you can't vote for those until the 24th. Then I saw this vote for the Top 15 WNBA Players of All Time...tomorrow. Sigh. Well I'll provide you with my picks for those two later. Here are my MLB all-star picks:
1B- Adrian Gonzalez
2B- Dustin Pedroia
3B- Kevin Youkilis
SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
C- Russell Martin
OF- Nelson Cruz
OF- Jose Bautista
OF- Curtis Granderson
DH- David Ortiz
1B- Prince Fielder
2B- Brandon Phillips
3B- David Wright
SS- Troy Tulowitzki
C- Brian McCann
OF- Andre Ethier
OF- Matt Kemp
OF- Andrew McCutchen
You agree? Go vote at MLB.com!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Ok, so I watched Happy Gilmore yesterday. I noticed Adam Sandler had a Bruins jersey so I updated my Facebook status. Then after the movie, I turned on Sportscenter and they where showing a clip of a golf ball that had landed on a spectator. The people commentating on it said "Don't you have to play it where it lies? That's what Shooter McGavin had to do." Shooter was a character in Happy Gilmore. Then, today on Sports Illustrated .com it said vote for the top golfing celebrities. I picked Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore.) Now, I went to my Google Reader and saw an item shared from my mom about Adam Sandler wearing his Bruins jersey from Happy Gilmore in public! W-e-i-r-d.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
LOL! I LOVE JASON SEGEL! GREAT QUOTE. THIS MOVIE COMES OUT THIS WEEK. SO DOES CARS 2 WITH THE NEW TOY STORY SHORT. ALSO, IN NOVEMBER, THE NEW MUPPET MOVIE COMES OUT STARRING JASON SEGEL WITH A TOY STORY SHORT! EVERYTHING CONNECTS! JUST LIKE THE WEIRD SHOOTER MCGAVIN THING THIS AFTERNOON! MACK!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sports Illustrated did a mock fantasy league. 10 men pick 12 players in 10 rounds for a Tremendous Twelve instead of Big Three or Fantastic Four or Fab Five. Here are the players they selected. I think it's good and that they are the top 120 players of all time. This is in order of the picks.
Michael Ray Richardson
Pretty good group of guys, eh?
Friday, June 17, 2011
I like basketball and badminton and pickle and swimming, but wiffleball tops 'em all.
Also, thank you to the challenges for helping me to get through the school year. I've done it. School's over. The challenges really helped me. Thanks! Maybe you'll see it some more next year!