In Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm
FROM THE MYSTICAL WISDOM OF BABYCH’S DUSTER…
this is a thing of legend…
It’s November 1st, the start of every WaG’s worst nightmare, Movember. I, for obvious reasons, have openly embraced the idea that somehow, my mythical powers could be extended to help cure cancer. However, I was shocked and appalled today to be stunningly snubbed from TSN’s collection of “Notable Moustaches in Sports”. Now, I realize Lanny McDonald has a Stanley Cup, but Paul MacLean, seriously? The guy’s never won anything and now he coaches the worst team in the league. So what if he has a facebook page for his moustache, I have an UBER-SUCCESSFUL BLOG!!!! This kind of slight will not be taken lightly, TSN. Gino Reda better double check his wheaties tomorrow morning…
…Keep on Dusting.
In MLB on October 26, 2011 at 2:08 am
Pretty sure he's saying "I'm not integral to this operation"
Perhaps I’m entirely missing the point, but does it really matter if John Farrell leaves the Toronto Blue Jays?
I mean, here we have a manager coming off of his first season at the helm of a big club. He finished 81-81. Sure, he came highly touted and seems to be fairly well liked among those who cover the team and its fans. But seriously, who gives a flying fuck what he does?
It’s not some statement about Toronto or the Blue Jays if Farrell leaves just like it wasn’t a statement about Phoenix or the Suns when Bryan Colangelo left that team to run the Raptors.
Brian Burke left Anaheim where the weather is nicer and there is no scrutiny to win a championship. Should we deduce that he left the Ducks for cold weather and beat writers crawling up his ass? Hell no.
If John Farrell wants to leave, let him leave. The Jays can get some shiny new toys in the process on the basis that someone wanted their sophomore manager to call the shots because they had actually heard of him. Besides, do we really think that there is no replacement out there? It’s not as though he’s the most qualified person for a job nobody wants. This team could be a legit championship contender in 18 months – SOMEBODY will be willing to run this team and probably has more of a pedigree.
In NHL on October 24, 2011 at 2:41 am
Let’s cut the crap shall we? The Edmonton Oilers are not the second coming of the Pittsburgh Penguins, they’re not the next Chicago Blackhawks and they’re sure as shit not going to make the playoffs any time soon.
There seems to be this overwhelming sentiment that by virtue of being bad for a long time and drafting high the Oilers will miraculously become a dynasty rivaling that of their 80s teams. Theo Peckham is more likely to win a Norris than the Oilers are to becoming the next great franchise.
NOT a saviour
Enough with the bullshit, lottery picks aren’t some cure all to the ineptitude of the higher ups in the organization. Tambellini and Lowe can have all the top five picks in the world, but it doesn’t mean they have the faintest idea about how to construct a team. For every Penguins team there is a team that drafts high every season and doesn’t move an inch of the standings. [See: Islanders, New York]
For a little perspective here, let’s look at the comparisons people like to draw between the Oilers and these much superior franchises.