From time to time, I've posted sports-themed posts on my other blogs, DiscConnected (music reviews and news) or Back In The USSR (political).

I decided to see if I could give ESPN 8 (The Ocho) a run for their money and started this blog.

I lifted the title from John DeBella's Philadelphia morning radio show back in the eighties.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Last month, it was soccer gone wild in Brazil, when, after an argument over a red card, the incident escalated into the stabbing of a player and the dismemberment of a referee in an amateur game.

It all started when the referee expelled the player from an amateur soccer game. 

The two got into a fist fight, then the referee took out a knife and stabbed the player, who died on his way to the hospital.

After the ref fatally stabbed the player, fans responded with his beating, stoning, murder and dissection, culminating with decapitating Silva and leaving his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

I guess there can be only one…

This week, an Australian man attending an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot and killed in what police described Monday as a random act of violence by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for the fun of it.

If that is not proof that baseball needs more excitement, I don’t know what is.

Instead of punishing A-Rod, I say let’s bring back Barry Bonds and start doling out the ‘roids. 

Get these guys bigger and more aggressive. Give the people what they want!

Those Brazillian soccer fans know how to party!

From now on, when a pitcher hits a batter with a pitch, knock him out! 

And if the batter can still stand-he’s got a bat, go to town on the guy! After all, he's tagging you with that ball because he thinks you are feeble.

In football, when a kicker misses an extra point…well what they did on the field in Brazil would certainly serve as a long overdue notice to all those prima-donna kickers. 

All they have to do is kick a frickin’ ball!

Maybe seeing a kicker's head on the uprights would be a little incentive...

The NFL is spending all this time trying to make football less violent.


Soccer is the NUMBER ONE sport in the world!

Because they DECAPITATE THE REFEREES! That is must-see TV!

We’re following the world example with Marxism, socialized medicine, and a failing economy….when are we going to get in line with our sports?

Man up, America! Jacked up is going to take on a whole new meaning!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


The Arizona Rattlers became the second team to win back-to-back Arena Football League Championships with a win over the Philadelphia Soul in a rematch of last year's contest.

I have always liked the Arena league-it's a football fix during the NFL off-season, and it's a bunch of players who are not paid millions (many have to have day jobs) playing a game they love.

And no one props the league up (like the WNBA, which would fold if the NBA did not dump millions into it-if you're an NBA ticket buyer, you're keeping that league afloat).

I let my season tickets go a few years ago but have been toying with the idea of getting them back. It is an affordable game, and is fun.

Sadly, the Arizona media, which is a half-step above Mayberry, paid no attention to the Rattler's season. As usual.

Every story I found on the internet was from the Philadelphia media.

Way to support the home team, Arizona newspapers and television.

So you had to hunt to find the games, including the championship game.

But it was worth the hunt, and worth watching.

Congratulations, Rattlers!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


....alternate title "PHUC PHILADELPHIA"

All this bullshit political correctness makes me view my upcoming colonoscopy as a welcome diversion.

Okay, I get that Riley Cooper calling a black bouncer a "nigger" was maybe not a nice thing to do, and even more so an error for him since, as a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, he is in the public eye.

Recently, Philadelphia's mayor said that if Cooper worked in his office, he would seriously consider firing him.

Mayor Nutter says "all of us...should be offended by these comments."


Let's review.

Cooper was at a Kenny Chesney concert (maybe THAT is a firing offense), had an altercation with a bouncer and was captured on video saying he would "fight every nigger here."

And I will take it on faith he meant to offend.

First, Mayor Nutter, it was ONE comment. Apparently mayors do not need to know basic arithmetic in their roles.

And I certainly would not say that anyone should not be disappointed to hear of the incident.

But when the video surfaced almost TWO MONTHS LATER, all of America earned a collective  Oscar nomination for their faked shock and offense.

Why do I say faked?

First of all, Cooper sounds to me like a young guy who showed poor judgment when lashing out at someone in anger. I am simply not convinced that this is more than that. This guy plays in a sport where blacks are represented far more than they are in the general population, and I would find it hard to believe he would harbor strong bigoted feelings after years in integrated locker rooms.

Second, Cooper said what he said to one man. THAT man has every right to be offended.

I will even allow that any black within earshot has the right to be offended.

But all of the asswipes who saw the video two months after the fact and act like they were a victim do not have that right. 

Grow your sorry-liberal-politically-correct-go-along-with-the-crowd-ignorant-sheep-asses up!

Steven A. Smith on ESPN, evaluating whether the apology Cooper issued was "contrite" enough.

Piss off, you gelded, spineless corporate puppet! He did not call YOU anything, so he does not have to apologize to you. I just called you plenty and I'm not sorry about it.

Same to you Michael Nutter, who does not deserve to be mayor simply on the silly last name-if you fire someone who is good at their job for doing something perfectly legal (if in bad taste) while not at work, it makes you an ass.

I have to go to Philadelphia this week to settle some family affairs, but am tempted never to return until your sorry ass is out of office so I don't have to see your lame-ass face in that picture in the airport.

Cooper needed to apologize to the man at the concert, because he did react childishly and offensively.

And to his teammates, because he embarrassed the organization.

He did.

And that should be the end of it.

There would be some locker room and on-field antics until it fully was in the past, but it would eventually blow over.

And if the incident did not repeat itself, even those who felt hurt upon hearing of the slur, would move on.

Instead the team, in dire need of talent at wide receiver, suspends a man who would be a starter, which will also prolong this punk-ass drama in the media, where it has already received far more attention than it deserves.

America-why are putting a white sheet on this man? Lighten up and let it go!