Friday, February 26, 2010

Birdman's Got Some Dookie In His Eye

Here is a share-worthy clip a coworker showed me from last night's Nuggets/Warriors game. I missed my SportsCenter highlights this morning before trudging in to work. Goddamn snow.

Rookie Stephen Curry makes the Birdman look dumb with his best Sidney Deane fake-out impression. DATS DA MOVE!

Chris Andersen is such a shot-blocking-happy fool.  Predictably, Golden State lost by 15, further proving to those of us on the east coast that you shouldn't bother staying up late to watch west coast games. Unless they feature the Lakers hosting a team that can manage a winning percentage north of 60.

Oh, and the Sixers have won 6 of 10 are 6.5 games out of the playoffs. Bastards.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Top 50 Starters

It's that time of year again kids, fantasy baseball season. Time when grown men gather together and decide whether or not they want to draft John Danks or Johnny Cueto in the 17th round.

Jayson Werth's Beard Counted To Infinity. Twice.

Jayson Werth and his absolutely fantastic beard have been the talk of spring training thus far. First the Internet spawned a Facebook fan site and Twitter account. Even Gillette's Twitter got in on the fun and has launched a campaign to shave Werth's beard.  The beard has taken on a life of its' own.

But now, the inevitable third step has been taken. Photoshop fan sites are in full effect, providing us with dozens of great, hairy Werth pictures.


TheWizWit Wallpaper Wednesday!

As an African American, I know there's only one month a year that the rest of the country is forced to pay attention to my heritage. Well, the parts of my heritage that don't include scoring touchdowns and stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's the shortest month of the year. And the only one with an awkward "r" in the middle of it. And I know it's ridiculous to try to capture hundreds of years of history into McDonald's radio ads and crayon-book Martin Luther King, Jr. colorings by elementary school kids. But it's all we got. And in the spirit of Black History Month, I'd like to dedicate this week's wallpaper to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Why the Phillies? Well, they're pretty much the only team in the city with a legitimate chance at winning a championship. Also, in case you haven't noticed, the Phils have two all-star black players in a Major League that saw its percentage of blacks decline from 19% in 1995 to only 8% in 2007. Kudos to the team for winning a World Series and two pennants with Black Americans instead of foreigners.

So in that spirit (and same nonsensical spirit we've shown so far), I present: Black Roy Halladay!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bye Bye B-West

Today the Philadelphia Eagles released running back Brian Westbrook. Let that soak in for a minute. Sucks, right?

While this was an expected move, since Westbrook was owed $7 million this year, it still hurts. B-West has given Eagles fans so much to cheer about during his eight-year tenure. More times than not, he was the most electric player on the field and could take it to the house at any point. I, for one, always took him for granted and it's going to be hard watching the Birds on Sunday without #36.

Westbrook finishes his Eagles career with 9,785 yards from scrimmage and 68 career touchdowns (which includes two punt returns). He'll finish second in franchise history to only Wilbert Montgomery in career rushing yards and behind only Harold Carmichael and Steve Van Buren in career touchdowns. He's also the Eagles third all-time leading receiver, with 426 career receptions. Not too shabby for a guy drafted in the third round out of Villanova.

You can't fault the Eagles thinking here, Westbrook has always had trouble staying healthy and he was barely on the field last year. With his knee and concussion problems, I'm not sure how much he has left in him. If he does continue to play, I hope he latches on with another team and finds some success this year. If not, I'll be proud that he'll retire as an Eagle. B-West, you will be missed.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Beard-mentum is Back and Better Than Ever

When the Phillies released Eric Brunlett, the biggest worry was where they were going to get all of their beard-mentum. Beard-mentum, for those who don't know, is extremely important when it comes to winning a World Series. Without Brunlett's beard-mentum, the Phillies may not have prevailed in 2008 against the Rays.

So it's great to know that Jayson Werth has shown up at spring training ready to accept the role of Mr. Beard-mentum for the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies. No worries now folks, the championship is on it's way.

Special thanks to for the photo. Not that they know I took it, but my mother always told me to be polite and say thank you, so I am.

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