Thursday, November 29, 2007

The biggest night of sports since October 8th

On October 8th, the Yankees played their last game of the season while the then "only 4-0 so are they for real" Cowboys played the Bills in Buffalo on Monday Night Football at the same time. While that was unquestionably a huge sports night (although a tragic one, no I'm still not over it even though the Cowboys are ridiculously awesome), tonight's is even bigger. True there aren't any playoff games. But there are 3 potentially huge (well, only 1 is huge, the other 2 I'll blow out of proportion just a little bit) games going on. Let's do this in reverse.

3. Islanders vs Rangers- A huge rivalry, we're only 1 point ahead of them in the standings while they have 2 games in hand, plus we haven't been able to beat DiPietro. Of course, I'm still benching him in fantasy tonight. The horrible Ranger news from yesterday is that my boy Avery is gonna miss a couple of weeks due to wrist surgery. Channeling my inner Kige let me just say, that I believe this is going to hurt the Rangers. We have been playing much better since he came back from his first injury. Should be a good game, decent chance it goes to a shootout. And technically it is possible for this to be an Eastern Conference Finals preview, so that's 1.

2. Knicks vs Celtics- We've won 2 in a row, including one against a real team, Utah. Now we face one of the best teams in the conference. Although not the unstoppable force some thought they would be as they have lost to Orlando and Cleveland, that's still a damn good team. The crazy thing is, we have more talent top to bottom, it's just a matter of actually playing to potential. Marbury needs to play like he has the last 2 games, not the first 10. We would definitely be better off starting Lee instead of Curry though. Much better rebounder, better defender, and Zach can handle the low post scoring duties. The crazy Knick fan in me is saying this will be an Eastern Conference Finals preview, so that's 2.

1. Packers vs Cowboys- The game I'll be watching live. 10-1 vs 10-1. The Hall of Famer vs the young emerging superstar who is endlessly compared to him, and in fact idolized him as a kid. Super Bowl 41 3/4. Brett Favre, counting the playoffs, is 2-10 against the Cowboys in his career, 0-8 in Texas Stadium. Last year, it was about this point that we fell apart, with coaches around the league supposedly figuring out how to stop Romo, although I don't see that happening this year. Kige picked the Packers. Obviously I'm going to disagree and pick the Cowboys.

My plan for the evening: I'm probably gonna check out this meeting place of Cowboys fans that live in New York and watch the game with them there, tape the Knicks, and watch Rangers in 60 when I get home.

Let's hope for a 3-0 night. ROMO

And, by the way, a new blog has emerged to fill the void in your heart left by the death of the BatTaz's deep thoughts, So check it out Beavis.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Baruch Dayan Emes

RIP Sean Taylor 1983-2007.

One of the greatest Miami Hurricanes of all time, and although he became a Redskin, he was still one of the guys I loved to watch. The original Meast.

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, some classic highlights from his days at the U can be found here.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Apparently, the Redskins defense and their coaches weren't familiar with this guy T.O. He's pretty good, you might want to put a guy on him so he doesn't repeatedly burn you for touchdowns.

Also, it looks like we have a new play in the playbook. Have Gurode snap the ball over Romo's head since he'll always somehow make it work out okay. Unfortunately 1 of the passes got picked off after a deflection, so maybe we should only call that play once every couple of weeks instead of 3 times in a half. But we won, so it's all good. Now we get the Jets at home, after their shocking (or was it, raise your hand if you put a couple bucks on the Jets to win, I can't be the only one). Fortunately it's the Thanksgiving game, otherwise it might be a trap game since the big matchup with Green Bay is next week, but I believe (thanks Kige) we'll come ready to play and handle our business. Supposedly we're already 2 touchdown favorites, so I guess Vegas agrees.

In other news, it's looking like A-Rod and Mo are coming back. I'm so glad I was able to help A-Rod make his decision to come back, I'm still gonna call him Purple Lips on occasion, but that's its own blog topic.

And the Knicks suck. Really suck. We'll see what happens tomorrow night when we're back home.

And while I still haven't seen it, I've been told by 1 of my supposedly loyal readers that Dan in Real Life really sucks, and that no one should waste their time with that horsecrap.

The Shuffle: This Fall Out Boy song I kind of like, Me and You. (I know, what the hell is up with that, it freaks me out too.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A tragic day

I got a crapload of work to do, so no radio show tonight. But don't worry, because coming soon, Elie Jeopardy: The Board Game! That's right, in case there's no show (or, I guess anytime you want to play it really) you can experience all the fun of Elie Jeopardy in the comforts of your own living room, without having to deal with busy signals, us talking to Benns for the whole segment, and the loss of cell phone minutes. That's Elie Jeopardy: The Board Game! coming to a store by you, hopefully in time for Black Friday sales.

Monday, November 12, 2007

How Bout 'Dem Cowboys

No, seriously, how bout 'dem? A completely dominant performance. If not for the stupid unsportsmanlike penalties, this could've easily been a 31-10 game. Romo was awesome, and Eli was mediocre. What else is new?

Big game this week against Washingston, if we win we'll be 9-1, with at least a 3 game lead over everyone else, plus we'll be 4-0 against the division. As my boy Troy said during the game yesterday, when people talk about the Big 2 in the NFL, it's New England-Dallas, not New England-Indy. And that was before Indy lost last night. Only downside of Sunday's games was Detroit sucking against Arizona, knocking me out of my suicide pool.

In other news, one of the Captain's disciples, Troy Tulowitzki, finished in 2nd place in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting to Ryan Braun. Tough break, he should've won because Braun is terrible defensively, while Tulowitzki is mad solid all around, and bought a crapload of Driven. (Driven Black, coming soon.)

Miguel Cotto showed why he's without a doubt one of the top 5 pound-for-pound fighters right now with his solid win over Sugar Shane. Cotto's my boy. No, really, I met him in Central Park while he was training for the Judah fight, and now he's 31-0. Let's see Cotto-Mayweather.

Writer's strike still going on, so enjoy TV while we still have it. Last night's Curb was awesome, tonight's Prison Break should be too.

If I'm not too lazy, maybe I'll blog tomorrow, but if I don't, radio show tomorrow night. You know how we do it.

(Since you all want to know what the shuffle was playing: Pearl Jam-Black, Gym Class Heroes-Cupid's Chokehold, Bruce-Radio Nowhere, Snoop/R.Kelly-That's That Poop)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How Bout 'Dem

Why blog when I can talk? Tonight at 8, Dachs & Elie are back, talkin Cowboys, Steelers, Pats-Colts, Britney, some other stuff if there's time. Plus, the amazingly popular Elie Jeopardy, so listen and call in, and you can win big.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Scott Proctor cannot be happy

So the latest reports have our ex-manager Mr. Torre going to the Dodgers. So many things about this don't make sense. Mr. Torre's strength is in managing the egos in a clubhouse, like when he was here and everyone basically got along and didn't say anything stupid. (Obvious exception being Gary Sheffield, but no one can keep him quiet for too long.) But he sucks when it comes to strategy, which gets even more complicated in the National League. Plus, I still don't get this devotion Don Mattingly has to Torre, that he would supposedly become his bench coach in LA instead of staying here (this assumes that's an option). But whether or not this is a good move for Torre and/or the Dodgers, one person who's got to be really pissed right now is Scott Proctor.

Good ol' reliable Scott Proctor. Throw him out there for 2 innings every game, what can go wrong? Well, besides for his fastball dropping from 98 mph to 92 in a 3-month span, not too much I guess. But he finally was rescued from Torre's terrible bullpen management when we traded for the Better Man (seriously Wilson, it's a solid song, and your last name sort of sounds like it, but get something new so we don't have to hear the same thing 4 times a game). Wherever he's hanging out this offseason, Tom Gordon breathed a tremendous sigh of relief that the Phillies made the playoffs, since otherwise maybe Torre would be replacing Charlie Manuel. And now, just a few short months after Proctor's career was saved, he may be reunited with the legendary killer of bullpen arms, Joe Torre. Hey Joe, Paul Quantrill sends his love.

(By the way, remember QuanGorMo? Jeter Christ, Michael Kay is such a moron.)

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