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The End of a Long National Nightmare

The look on A-Rods face almost makes up for how bad Beckett and Drew sucked this year.

Thank You, Texas.

Wow, I never thought I’d appreciate anything from Texas as much as I do the Rangers this morning.

In case you missed it, the Rangers finally put down the Yankees (like the ugly dog at the shelter who never gets adopted. (Note: I do not mean that the senseless killing of these animals is a good thing, like the Yankees losing, but just that they did it in a similar undeniable fashion.)) last night by finishing them off in game six of the ALCS. Along with being the first time the Rangers have punched a ticket to the World Series in their 49 year history (originally as the second team to bear the name Washington Senators), it frees us from one more week or, god forbid, an entire winter of endless Yankee talk. No A-Douche on Letterman, no talk of Joe Girardi changing his number again (he had 27 last season and after winning the title changed to 28, kind of like Rick Fox wearing number 17 after going to the Lakers because he had been so disappointed to never win Banner 17 for the C’s), no Sports Illustrated special edition commercials about the Yankees. It comes as a relief to us all.

To the Sox, and their fans, this means that we can finally focus on the offseason and plans for 2011. While the Globe and Herald have already run their lists of potential free agent targets and decisions that need to be made by the Sox (mention must be made of the terrific prognostication and reporting done by Gordon Edes in his ESPNBoston.com blog), the fans, such as myself, have been focused on supporting the Twins and Rangers in their hopes to prevent another title by those pinstriped assholes to the south.

In the coming weeks we will have plenty of time to preview what figures to (and had f#$%ing better) be a very busy Hot Stove season for Theo and Co, but for today let’s just enjoy all of the video of the Yanks walking off the field looking dejected and miserable and look forward to what is undoubtedly going to be an amazing matchup in game one of the World Series, Lee at Halladay or Lincecum.

Ridiculous.

Thanks Rangers. Go Sox.

Done.

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Why I Simply Can’t Get Myself Interested in The League Championship Series.

Does anyone else find it hard to keep watching baseball this season? At the end of last year, I found myself completely engrossed in the World Series, even lacking a local presence. This season, however, I just can’t get interested. The games might as well be (non World Cup) soccer for all the energy and thought I have put into them. I have been keeping up with what is going on, but there is really no compelling story to keep me reeled in, especially after the Angels lost the first two games to the Yanks. Each of the teams has flaws, and something of a story, but there are no reasons to like any of them.

I just can't get over this picture.

I just can't get over this picture.

The Yankees – Wow, another Steinbrenner paid for quarter billion dollar juggernaut is racing towards a championship? Somebody alert the Pope, he may want to add another book to the Bible. These guys are not even likable in the least way. Their best players are a Boras-Bot whose wife clearly wears the pants in the relationship,  a blue lipped billionaire who has to be on the roids again because his traditional October crapout is still to come, and a guy so fat that his jersey has more pinstripes on it than anyone’s in history. The $560 million or so devoted to these three guys has made them less fun, where as most of us, if given that kind of dollars, would be much more fun. Do you care about these guys? Do you hope that they get the title that will help validate their lives? I thought not.

What the hell does a Monkey have to do with the Angels?

What the hell does a Monkey have to do with the Angels?

The Angels – They are the team of destiny, the team that lost one of their own early in the season, and the team that tore the huge monkey off of their backs last week by taking down the team that had ousted them four straight times. On Saturday night, the bars in Boston were full of people rooting for them to crush the Yanks as they had the Sox. But there is something missing, most likely their ability to beat the Yanks at the stadium, any semblance of a reliable closer, and the East coast bias that refuses to let me care about them. Were they up 2-0 instead of down right now I’d probably be wearing my old Angels little league shirt (from the team coached by Jimmy Junk) and cheering about how they are going to cause a murder-suicide (Cashman-Steinbrenner) at the end of the season. As is, I could really care less. (Unless they win tonight and tomorrow).

Most people I know from Philly like it in the face.

Most people I know from Philly like it in the face.

The Phillies – They won last year and didn’t make many changes over the winter. The city of Philadelphia is too recently sated with a title to completely explode and burn it self down like they almost did last year when they won. They have no personality and even Pedro seems to have toned down the Soul Glo in his hair. Nobody except for Cliff Lee is on this ride for the first time and most of them are just too damn businesslike. In short, they are boring, and nobody likes a boring story. At least if it were Detroit we would be able to take bets on the over/under of arrests made in the celebration or how quickly the city would be abandoned after the fires.

Nuff Ced.

Nuff Ced.

The Dodgers – Have no shot. Who exactly is on their team? Oh, they do have the only really compelling character in either series, in Andre Ethier, but he’s not enough, and their pitching staff is weaker than Troy Duffy’s hopes to win an Oscar.

118 Days.

Go Sox.

Done.

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Week 6 NFL Picks: Tim Tebow is Still a Douche, Colin Cowherd’s TV Show is an Abortion, and We Still Have No Clue What Is Going on in the NFL.

I have an apology to make. I have been a pussy for the past week. Since the double dick punch that was last Sunday, I have only had it in me to get my shit together and put something up on the site once, and that was super depressing. Thankfully SMC has been around to pick up the slack. Even so, we have missed the passing of Captain Lou Albano (who should have just body slammed Cindi Lauper all of those years ago), the firing of the Ronan Tynan from Singing at seventh inning stretch during Yankees games for making jokes about Joos, and the start of both Championship Series. Now that I have settled in to the fact that there are still (approximately) 120 days until I get to watch the 2010 Red Sox, we can get back to normal. I’ve even had a chance to watch SportsNation (if they were going to have a show with two hosts that know nothing about sports, shouldn’t it have been two chicks?). The Angels are still going to beat the Yanks, and Pedro looked great even though his bullpen couldn’t hold on.

Thanks for tolerating my pussyness (yup, thats a word now). More tomorrow.

Go Sox.

Done.

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Favorite Spread Dog Done SMC
At Washington -6 Kansas City Wash KC
At Cincinnati -5.5 Houston CIN CIN
At Pittsburgh -14 Cleveland PITT PITT
At Minnesota -3 Baltimore MIN BAL
At Jacksonville -9.5 St. Louis STL JAX
At N’Awlins -3 NY Giants NO NYG
Carolina -3 At Trampa TB CAR
At Green Bay -14 Hell DET GB
Philadelphia -14.5 Oakland PHI PHI
At Seattle -3 Arizona SEA AZ
At NY Jets -9.5 Buffalo BUF NYJ
At New England -9.5 Tennessee NE NE
At Atlanta -3.5 Chicago ATL ATL
At Whale’s Vagina -3.5 Denver SD DEN
Last Week: 8&6 6&8
Overall: 29-30-1 25-34-1

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Red Sox – Yankees: It’s On. Kinda.

Jesus knows his shitDo you remember in 2004, after Aaron F@#$ing Boone’s homer and the whole Douche-Rod for Manny idea, when the Sox and Pinstriped Assholes played their first Spring Training Game against each other? There were t-shirts, magnets and $500 tickets to commemorate a meaningless Spring Training game. It was called ALCS game 8 and people all over the country were actually interested in a Grapefruit league game which would only feature the real players for a few innings. Never the less, it was a circus.

New DetergentThis year, however, I just don’t feel the hate. Someone who shall remain a dbag, but nameless, is out nursing his sore vagina hip, and trying to escape his admission that like so many of his teammates (Pettite, Giambi, Clemens) he used steroids to make him millions of dollars. The two guys on the Sox, Youk and Pedroia, who would likely be stirring the pot (read: talking enough shit to get you kicked out of many respectable establishments) are off galavanting and making friends with Jeter while they represent our nation at the WBC. Beckett, who is making the Grapefruit league his bitch (O runs allowed this spring) wont be pitching.

My nephew wears this all the time

My nephew wears this all the time

And oh yeah, the Yankees are coming off an 89 win season which had them watching the playoffs instead of participating for the first time in 13 years. Added to the fact that this game doesn’t count, all these factors just make it hard to care. I know, they spent $423.5 million on three guys this winter, including the first baseman that we had hoped to sign, but I, and it seems most others, are strangely unafraid. Adding a notoriously slow starting power hitter and two pitchers who are primed to break down is not the way to strike fear into the hearts of Sox fans (post 2004 that is).

Golf NakedSo lets all relax, listen to the genius of Papelbon, enjoy the surprisingly early return of Papi and Jason “Chemo” Bay, and hope and pray that Remy will be back behind the mic soon and I can stop having nightmares about Bob Montgomery. Happy Friday the 13th.

You know what i’ll be doing tomorrow.

Go Sox.

Done.

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