Even field Negroes like to play.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cutting Down The Giants & A.I. Please Stay.

Ahhh this was a beautiful Sunday for us iggles fans. Those chirping G-Men from up the turnpike got their asses kicked in a serious way. The looks on their faces was priceless. Is it me, or is Eli Manning way over rated? And yes, Tiki is alright, but he ain't Barry Sanders. Hell, he ain't even Brian Westbrook, who by the, did some serious dealing on those frauds today.

Once again Mr. Garcia came through. Although may I suggest that he chills just a little. That boneheaded penalty for spiking the ball almost cost us the game. " I'm very disappointed in my self for those actions" As well you should be. But hey, at least we won. The O and D lines played well, and it's nice to see Mr. Darwin Walker come to play for once. Maybe we can keep the run in check. Hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago I was calling for Jim Johnson's head. What a difference a couple of wins make.

As for Shockey, Burris, and that chirping linebacker, Antonio Pierce. Try to do your talking on the field next time, and stop giving your opponents bulletin board material. Unless you can back that sh** up, you need to shut the f**k up the week of an important division game next time.

This A.I. thing is killing me folks. The divorce between him and the Sixers is really ugly, and Allen does not deserve this. Hey, "The Answer" damn near built that new arena, and has left his guts on the court for this franchise over and over again. Yeah so "we talkin bout practice" got some people pissed off, but so what? When you can deliver come game time the way he does, maybe we don't need to talk so much about practice. At least not if you are A.I.

I swear this trade is going to be screwed up just like all the other times Philly dumped their super starts for nothing. Think Wilt, think Sir Charles, and think Moses. All bad trades. These icons were sent packing and we got garbage in return. Billy King, I never liked your Dukey ass, and I think it's time for you to go. I know Allen has to go because this marriage is way beyond repair, but you should not be far behind him as he eases out the door.

And to think, just five years ago we were in the finals, and we thought that was the first of many to come. But we should have known better, this is Philly, and our teams just love to break our hearts.

So good luck to you A.I., wherever you go. I will always have mad love for your game, and what you brought every night. I hope the Sixers send you to a winner, and you show them and the rest of the world that you can win it all.

Your bust will look good in Springfield.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Roundup and Rants.

Well Mr. Garcia if you are going to play like that, we might just keep you around after all. Jeff Garcia was definitely the truth last night, and he cam through big time for my iggles. Still, they must do something about the rush defense, and the defensive ends are getting absolutely no rush on opposing QB's. But, it was a nice win, and long over due. Believe it or not, the NFC wild card race is still wide open.

Now of course, I say wild card, because my iggles have no shot at winning the division. The Cowboys are just too good and balanced. Romo had a so so day, and they still beat the G-Men in New York. Is there a more animated coach in the NFL than Tom Coughlin. Wow, that guy needs to take a freaking bottle of chill pills. Although I can't say I can blame him, his team makes one dumb penalty after another,and are imploding right before his very eyes. Couldn't have happened to a bunch of nicer guys. I f*****g hate the G-Men! More than I do the Cowboys. I know that's blasphemy coming from an Eagles fan, but it's the truth.

Titans win Titans win! Just what the f**k is going on in Tennessee? And to think, we could have had Jeff Fisher here in Philly.

Some thoughts: Why aren't more teams going after Manny Rimarez, and why are people even complaining that Michigan isn't in the National Championship game? Get over it already, they had their shot, and the last time I checked, Florida just had one loss in the toughest conference top to bottom in college football, the SEC. And why can't Bama get a coach? People like Nick Saban have already turned the tide down, and that's not good. Folks, Bama is fast becoming a less of a college powerhouse and I can't explain why. Well, yes I can; maybe it's all these coaches that have come through Tuscaloosa over the past few years, and being on some serious probation a few years ago didn't help. But it seemed like Shula was starting to turn it around. But then again, you can't lose to Mississippi State at home, and lose three straight (or was it four) to Auburn.

Finally, will someone please Tell Sylvester Stallone that it's over with the "Rocky" stuff. Yeah yeah yeah, he had a nice run of it, but it's over already. And here in Philly, we need to get over that fictional hero too. IT WAS A F*****G MOVIE! Hey, don't we have real boxing heroes here like "Smoking Joe, and B-Hop who we could be embracing for real? Come on Philly, we are better than that.

The field is out.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Like I didn't see this coming: Yes my iggles got their asses kicked last night, and the scary thing is, it could have been worse. I mean wasn't it just a two years ago that their defense was dominating the NFC? And don't get me wrong, the rookie from LSU, Joseph Addai is a nice runner, but the last time I checked Jim Brown retired from football. Or did he? Was that Jimmy B I saw last night gashing the iggles for seven and eight yards a pop last night? Sad indeed!

And please, I don't want to hear about McNabb being hurt and the T.O. effect still lingering from last year. Let's face it Eagle Nation; it's OVER for this team! Oh, and before I forget; let me be the first to say it right now: Jimmy Johnson, our defensive coordinator must go! Yes, it's time. I am sorry Jimmy, you served this town and the iggles well, but the game has passed you by. All the other coordinators have caught up to you and know just how to beat you now. Maybe if you had a little more talent you could cover up some of your deficiencies, but you don't so you must go!

Nice to see the G-Man collapse against the Titans. I am eating a little crow today. I said previously on this blog that Vince Young should not be starting this year in the NFL. Well, it seems I was wrong. Hey Jeff Fisher, that's why you are the coach and I am not.

Now let's talk some college football real quick. If their is a faster team on both sides of the ball than USC, I would like to see them. I loved how they put a serious ass whopping on my least favorite team in all of football-pros and college- those sorry ass "domers". Yeah Brady Quinn is alright, and he will play on Sundays, but they have never seen speed like SC's all year, and maybe next time they will play a real schedhule instead of loading up with the Army Navies of the world.

And oh how the mighty have fallen. FSU and Miami's total record is 12-12, and Wake freaking Forest is sitting on top of the ACC. Not to mention Rutgers with only one loss and a shot at the Big East title. Cue in Twilight Zone music here please.

I hope USC and Ohio play for the National Championship-Michigan you had your shot-, and I don't want to hear anybody even mention Florida in the same breath as OSU, USC, and Michigan, they don't even belong in the same stadium with those teams.

Have the Flyers left the cellar yet?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Suicide Watch!

Folks, that splashing sound you here is that of my fellow Philadelphians jumping off the Ben Franklin Bridge. Yes my friends, the "Chunky Soup Man" D Mc is out for the season, and possibly for some of next season as well. Talk about Black Sunday, this was it! Not only did the iggles stink up the joint against the lowly Titans, but they didn't even come to play. They made Vince Young look like Fran Tarkenton out there. -I bet he was having USC Texas flashbacks all game. The iggles D must have looked like SoCal in that championship game to him- And the defense was gashed over and over by big plays. Oh, and I think Pac Man Jones is still running!

The iggles were unprepared, undisciplined, out of sync, and unmotivated. I hate to say it Andy, but you have one more year. Actually, if they -the birds-lose out this year, it could be your last in Philly town. We appreciate the five straight trips to the NFC championship game, the Super Bowl appearance, and being in the NFC East hunt damn near every year that you have been here. But what have you done for us lately?

Oh, and the news gets worse. Former Eagle, Andre Waters, died suddenly today-maybe he saw the game on Sunday-No I shouldn't joke about that. This is serious, my condolences to his family.

Oh, and the Sixers and the Flyers lost-so what else is new?- C-Web is bitching about playing time. The guy makes 20 million per year and bitches about playing time. Pay me 20 million a year to sit on the bench and cheer on my team mates. Go A.I. Go!!!!! Sh%*. I will be the best damn cheer leader in the history of the NBA.

One good thing came out of this dreadful weekend, and that is that Ryan Howard won the National League MVP today. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think it's the first time someone in the National League won the rookie of the year award, and come back and win the MVP the following year. I know Cal Ripkin did it in the American League, but I don't think it's ever been done on the senior circuit.

But that's where the good news ends. Because the Phils lost the bidding war for Alfonso Soriano to the stinking Cubs. Looks like he did get his eight year deal after all. One day the Phillies are going to realize that they are a Major League team competing with the big boys, and not some double A farm team in Altoona some damn where!!

Now I gotta go, I have an appointment with my shrink.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Week That Was

So my iggles finally broke their losing streak with a nice win over the Skins-who was that left handed impostor of Mark Brunell playing QB for Washington Sunday?-The D looked good, and they finally ran the damn ball. Dante Stallworth looks like the real deal, he runs nice patterns, and has world class speed. Now if he can just stay healthy.

Lovie's Bears might be for real after all. The put a nice ass whupping on the G men, even though half of their line was out, it was still a nice win for da Bears. Did anyone catch the San Diego Cincinnati game? Hey, I thought Marvin Lewis was supposed to preach defense?
Indy is still undefeated, so what else is new. They will win twelve or thirteen games this year, and lose in the playoffs before they can get to the big game again. Why you say? I will tell you why: He is called Peyton, and that guy could never win the big one. He had to leave Tennessee for them to get a National Championship.

I want to switch gears real quick, and talk about the General. Now this is a tough one for me, because I loved John Chaney when he was coaching, and I saw him grab his players all the time. But Bobby Knight has a history, and he should know better than thumping a player on his chin in the middle of a fuc*&%g game. The man has some serious anger management problems. But hey, if the player or his parents didn't have a problem with it, I am going to leave it alone.
But I love the hypocrites who were screaming at the University of Miami President for her to do something about her players after that fight, but have no problem with the Texas Tech administration staying quiet on this one. Hey, is that crickets I hear?

Looking forward to Michigan Ohio State this Saturday, I am not sure if Super Mario is playing or not. If he is, I am taking Michigan in a squeaker. If not, I am going with The Ohio State University.

What? An African didn't win the NYC Marathon? Just WTF is the world coming to?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday Morning Quarterback

My iggles didn't play yesterday, so I almost played a round of golf and ignore the "no fun league." At the last minute my buddy called and canceled our game-wife issues- and I was forced to watch some of the games. Now I am glad I did. The thriller in DC. between the pokes and the skins was probably the best game so far this year. The way that game ended; to quote the Master Card people, was priceless!

And memo to my man T.O. I loved the end zone celebration-going to sleep with the football as a pillow-but you have got to catch those bombs from your QB. If you are going to complain that you want the damn ball, when you get it, you had better deliver. They are paying you a whole lot of money down there in Big D.

Sorry, I am still not feeling Indy. something about the makeup of that team just tells me that they will choke in January. Sorry Lovie, da Bears are still not legit on offense. I was never a big Rex Grossman fan, and after watching his performance against the fish at home, I have to wonder. Oh, and WTF is wrong with the Steelers, maybe Lynn Swann running for governor jinxed them. I saw start my man Charlie Batch until Big Ben gets healthy again.

Can we talk hoops for a minute? Is my man A.I. the truth or what? Thirty one and thirteen dimes to go with it on almost 50% shooting from the floor. Yeah I know it's early, but the Sixers are 3-0. I think Mo really has them playing some D now, and the rookie they drafter looks pretty decent. He actually played some nice D on Tamia's man at the end of the Magic game in Orlando, which helped the Sixers get that win.

As for the Flyers....well, they stink! There is just no other way to put it. I will be surprised if they make the playoffs this year. And in the NHL, missing the playoffs is hard to do.

And I am starting to wonder about Mike Shula. Hey, you cannot lose to Mississippi State at home. I don't care what the circumstances are. Nice win for Crooms, and it's always good to see an African American head coach do well in college. But does he have to do it at the tide's expense?

The field is out!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Blue Monday

So this is what it's like being a Philly fan? My friends tried to warn me: Field they said, if you want to live a normal happy life, don't become a fan of any of the Philly sports teams, they will break your heart every time. [24 years and counting]

Boy they weren't kidding. Just yesterday, it seems my heart was broken three or four different times in one stinking game. Two interceptions thrown by "Chunky Soup Man" taken to the house by that other Barber kid for 14 points. A blown play at the end of the first half causing us at least three points.-Which by the way, would have been the difference in the game-And of course, to top it off, a 63 yard field goal by a guy who probably won't even be in the league next year. This is the third game this year that my birds lost on the last play, and second week in a row. Oh, did I mention that Tampa Bay stinks! Their offense is got to be one of the bottom three in the league, and still they drove on a Jimmy Johnson defense to get the last score.

Yes folks I am bumming, and I don't see it getting better anytime soon. My man AI is about to make his 2006 debut with the Sixers, and I gotta say, that I am not smelling the playoffs for them either. Not to mention, the Flyers stink this year. Just fired their coach, and the GM resigned-what took him so long?- so even though damn near everybody makes the playoffs in the NHL, I gotta worry about them too. Geez, I feel like a New York winter sports fan all of a sudden.

And as if this weekend wasn't bad enough with the guys who get paid to play; did you see the way those "domers" came back on UCLA? I mean what the f^&% was their defensive coordinator smoking? You have to play cover two on their number one receiver-the guy that looks like he just landed from a slacker movie casting call. They made that fraud Brady Quinn look like Joe Montana, and for that, I will never forgive any of those soft ass Pac 10 teams.

Did anyone catch Michigan States comeback? Wow! Are those guys -State-schitzo or what?
I still think their coach should be fired. And speaking of firring coaches; Joe Gibbs has got to go back to NASCAR, this ain't his NFL anymore. Same goes for Art Shell, although I feel sorry for Shell, because he was way less talent than Gibbs does. Oh, and ditto for the guys in Detroit, Buffalo, and Baltimore. Yes Brian you have worn out your welcome.

I saw a recent poll, I think it was SI with the top receivers in College football, and my man, Sidney Rice from South Carolina wasn't on it. My question is, who makes up these things? Yes I saw Calvin Johnson from GT, and he is probably the best receiver in college football right now. But my man Sidney is number two, hands down. Or should I say hands up.

Will somebody please teach the Crimson Tide O linemen how to block?

I'm out, I can't even write anymore, I keep getting more depressed as I think about this past weekend.


Monday, October 16, 2006


OK so my second favorite team in the NFL beat my favorite Sunday. I must admit, that it was like a mother having to pick between two sons who to cheer for. But some thoughts on that and some other games:

First, someone on the Eagles needs to get into Michael Lewis's face, and explain to him that his pro bowl trip was two years ago, and right about now he stinks in pass coverage. Yes he can still lay a bell ringer of a hit on you-see T.O. 's alligator arm when he saw him coming in that Eagles Cowboys game-but my man is seriously lacking in pass coverage. Also, Reggie Bush will be a nice player in the NFL, but he isn't the second coming of Barry Sanders, or even Tiki Barber or Warrick Dunn for that matter. My man had better bulk up and learn to run between tackles, and put a stiff arm or two into his repertoire, or he will be just another Dave Megett for the rest of his career. Nice player, but not worth all the hoopla.

And what the f%^& was San Diego thinking getting rid of Drew Brees, this guy is the truth. He owned the Eagles Sunday. He along with the DE Martin really stood out in my mind. And Joe Horn, was well, Joe Horn.

I see the officials robbed the Bengals, sorry Marvin, I think the league has it out for your team. Too many free spirits for their liking. Those officials ought to be locked up for robbery. If I were Bengals fan, I would be still writing letters to the Commissioner.

So a few teams got off the snide Sunday. The Lions, the Bucks, and the Titans. I have said this here before, but it bears repeating. Vince Young is not quite ready to start in the NFL, but he will win you a game here and there with his athleticism. Joe Gibbs should go back to NASCAR, because the game has passed him by.

One team that is still win less is the Raiders. You gotta feel for Art Shell. But damn it man, could you show us some more passion please? So Art will be the first coach to go in my book, and that clown in Buffalo shouldn't be far behind.

Finally, T.O. had three, count em, three T.D.'s in Texas Stadium, but before we start making his bust for Canton, it was the Texans. Still, it was nice of Bledsoe, and Parcells to recognize that they have to throw to T.O in the red zone. Nobody wants to get in the end zone more , and frankly, nobody does a better job of getting there. BTW, his form on the "snap" was perfect. See, that's what happens when you live in the "A", you get their dance moves down in no time.

The field is out!

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Best In Fashion Sports Version.

OK so as any reader of my field negro blog knows, I like lists. So in keeping with my affection for such things I have decided to compile a list of the ten best uniforms in sports as of today, and some of the worse. I say as of today, because lately teams have been changing their uniforms so damn much, I can hardly keep up anymore. Now this lists includes all sports, and is not broken down by category. I know I know, maybe I should have broken it down , but I don't have time. Besides, a classic is a classic regardless of the sport. Also, this list is for professional teams only. I will do a college list later. So anyway, here goes:

The Best:

1. New York Yankees-And not just because they are in the news right now. Those pinstripes are classic, and that NY logo is one of a kind. When Yankees players suit up, it's like the equivalent of business men going to work on wall street. Yes the unis are conservative, but that's what's so beautiful about it. And it doesn't hurt that there are no names on the back, and so many great players have worn the pinstripes.

2. Dallas Cowboys-This hurts to have to do this. But for the same reasons I picked the Yankees and their classic unis, I have to go with the Pokes. Not only is it classic and timeless, but like the Yanks they have an unmistakable logo with that star on the helmets. Also, like the Yanks, having great players suit up over the years in your uni helps.

3. St. Louis Cardinals-Those birds on the baseball bat is priceless, and like the Yanks, the St. Louis logo on the hats are great and distinctive.

4. Los Angeles Lakers-That purple and gold just says showtime.

5. Chicago Bulls-Maybe it's because of Michael Jordon. Yes it's exactly because of Michael Jordon, but that uni seemed perfect for him. You gotta love the black and red color scheme, with that intimidating bull staring you down.

6. Detroit Red Wings-Gotta love those home red outfits. And like the Yanks and the Cowboys, tradition makes it look so much better.

7. Oakland Raiders- Silver and Black with the classic pirate on the helmet. This is the perfect football uniform. Too bad they stink this year.

8. Philadelphia Flyers- I know Orange isn't the greatest color for a uni, but that flyer logo is all that.

9. Minnesota Vikings- That purple and gold color scheme with a killer logo puts the Vikes in my top ten. What's with that purple and gold that makes it look so good?

10. Milwaukee Bucks-Maybe it was that whole Lew Alcindor thing, but I still love these unis.

Honorable Mention goes to the San Francisco Forty Niners,
The Detroit Tigers, The Denver Broncos, the New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers.

Now you may have noticed a trend with all my faves. All those teams are pretty much original teams, and all those unis have been around for awhile. So if you guessed that I am a traditionalist and I don't have much love for all the expansion team unis,you would be correct.

So here are five of my worst:

1. Carolina Panthers- Teal for a football team? Like what the f$%# were they thinking?

2. Charlotte Bobcats-Sorry Bob, you are a brother and I should be supporting you, but there ought to be a law against those unis that you gave those boys to wear.

3. Houston Rockets-I am still trying to figure out just what they were trying to do.

4. Houston Texans-Just because the team stinks doesn't mean the unis have to stink too.

Honorable Mention goes to the New England Patriots,The Denver Nuggets, and the Baltimore Ravens.

I'm out.

Was It Worth The Hype?

OK so T.O. finally came back to Philly with the hated Cowboys, and as much as I hate to admit it, the game itself lived up to the hype. Although T.O. himself was way less than stellar in his return to Eagle Country (3 catches for 45 yards and one alligator arm attempt) D-Mc was all that and some, and the defensive line was chasing feet of clay Bledsoe all day long. Still, at the end, Dallas was driving and had a chance to send the game into O.T., when Bledsoe or his tight end-not sure which one-caught a brain lock and threw a nice pass right into the hands of Eagles corner back Lito Shepperd. The rest, as they say, is history. All Lito did was take that bad boy 102 yards to the house, and the game was over.

So maybe it was worth the hype, maybe I was wrong about the game not making a difference in the season . If the Iggles can keep up the momentum from that game, they might be able to do something this year. I guess that Giants game thought them something after all. One of the players said it was the best loss they ever had, and he might be right.

Congrats to the Tigers for taking out the Yankees. A team, by the way, which I happen to like. I just couldn't root for them when they were playing possibly my favorite team in all professional sports. The gambler-Kenny Rogers-, Jeremy Bonderman, and the rest of the Tiger's pitchers deserve all the credit in the world. And I must say, that my man, A Rod, came up real small. Now the news out of New York is that the Boss has fired the Manager, Joe Torre, and is contemplating bringing back Lou Pinella. News flash George! It won't help, not until you get rid of that GM Cashman of yours, who keeps spending your money like a drunken sailor on over the hill pitchers. Yes Boss, you might want to put some of that money you have into developing your farm system, and bringing up some quality young arms like the Tigers did, and like the Atlanta Braves did a few years back to make their unbelievable run at Division Championships.

So sorry Yanks, no tears from the field negro for you; my Tigers are in it, and now it's time to focus on Oakland. Now if the Cards can just win the NL pennant, it will be 1968 all over again.
Where is Bob Gibson, Mickey Lolich, and Denny McClain when you need em?

Oh, and one more thing before. Do we need anymore proof that the heavyweight division is boxing is now a complete joke? I saw the latest circus act Don King trotted out the other night (a seven foot plus Russian) and the guy is supposed to be 43 and 0 or something. Now other than being the biggest heavy weight I have ever seen, the guy actually had some stamina, and some limited skills. But if this guy is a legitimate heavy weight champion, I am Mike Tyson. The only thing that saved him, was that his opponent was even worse. Folks, it's gotten so bad that my man Bernard Hopkins is thinking of coming out of retirement, putting on fifty pounds, and fighting for the heavy weight belt himself. And you know what? He just might be able to do it!

Friday, October 06, 2006


It's a beautiful thing! I hope everyone caught my man Justin Verlander dealing on the Yanks the other night. Yeah, that 103 MPH heat will get you every time. Along with my man Joel Zamaya-who was throwing darts in the triple digits himself-Verlander shut down the Yanks to help my Tigers even the series.

Now will this last? I doubt it. Jeter is too much of a gamer to let his team go down to the team he grew up with in nearby Kalamazoo Michigan. But you gotta love 21 million man Alex Rodhitless. Yes folks he took an 0-ffer again last night, and he heard the Bronx cheer every time he went to the plate. In case you were wondering, let me write what a Bronx cheer looks like for you. It looks something like this: Boooooooooooo!

By the way, congrats to the Oakland A's for sweeping those frauds from the Twin Cities. The A's have been playoff chokers themselves over the past few years, but this could be the year they make a serious run at the World Series Title. And to think they were in Philly once and we let them go and not the Phillies.

Now speaking of Philly. Folks my home town is all in a tizzy over T.O. coming back on Sunday. And I just don't get it. I mean this is all you hear in the office, on the street corner, on talk radio, and on television. And I am not talking the sports report. I am talking the lead story. "T.O. is back". It's enough to make an Eagles fan like myself reconsider cheering for this team. Memo to me fellow iggles fans. Calm the f%*& down please. THIS IS THE FIFTH GAME OF THE SEASON!!We might just want to wait until it's playoffs time before we get this pumped.

Somehow I don't think the folks in Big D are even getting worked up over this game, because they understand that it's just one game early in the season. I know T.O. rolled on us, and broke a lot of people's hearts. But get over that s#@%, he is gone now, and we can't bring him back. And yes the guy is a jerk, and he is weired and we would like to whup up on his new team. After all, the only thing we hate more than T.O. around here, is the Cowboys. And now we have a two for one deal going with him being a Cowpoke. BUT IT'S EARLY! And this has always been the problem with this town-especially when it comes to football-we play our Super Bowl when we play the Cow pokes, and they are just one of the fourteen other teams that we will have to play.

So to all my fellow fans in the "City of Brotherly Love" I say, calm down, take a deep breath, and if we lose Sunday we lose. If T.O. goes to the middle of the field, and spikes the ball in the middle of our Eagle's eyes; turn the other cheek. Because at the end of the day, the best revenge against T.O. and the rest of the boys. Will be holding that Pete Rozzele trophy in that convertible, as it rides down Broad Street.

I'm out!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


So the "fightens" got jobbed last night in the nation's capitol -like what else did you expect- when my man Chase Utley hit a clear home run that hit the home run pole in that horrible excuse for a base ball park. The gutless or sightless-take your pick- first base ump called it foul, and shockingly, the Phils did not protest . Now here is the deal, the Phillies are now one game out of a wild card birth, and if they end up missing the playoffs by one game, folks here will be sick.

Now I must admit, that although I live in the city of "brotherly love" and have pretty much adopted all Philly sports teams, the Phils are my least favorite. I suspect, it has something to do with their history as it relates to blacks, and their penchant for putting a bad product on the field. Heck, like most black Philadelphians, I found myself cheering for the Blue Jays in that 1993 world series. I Just didn't like the Phillies make up of jolly rednecks, and their dearth of color. And when Joe Carter sent the "Wildthing's" pitch screaming over the wall, I was delighted.

But fast forward to this team. A team I like, and a team that deserves to at least make it to the playoffs since they have the best player in the National League this year in my man Ryan Howard. They don't deserve this, not when they have played their butts off to get this far. To not make the playoffs because of this call, would be a tremendous injustice to those kids on the team.

So back to the call. It was god awful, and it just goes to show why baseball needs to get into the 20th century and institute the instant replay like the other sports.-Even tennis has it for crying out loud! Now you know if that were the Yankees that got hosed like that, it would be all over the national news by now, and those umps would be in witness protection program somewhere. But it wasn't, and unfortunately, the only outcry you will hear is from Philly fans. And people in the rest of the country are tired of us now. We are kind of the boy that cried wolf, the rest of America just does not want to hear from a Philly fan, ever! We just have no credibility in their eyes.

Too bad, because what happened last night should never happen again even during a regular season game in July, let alone when a team is fighting for their playoff lives, with five games to go. Shame on you umps, shame on you MLB, and shame on the Philly's first base coach for not seeing the obvious. This one, like so many other disappointments for Philly's fans will hurt, but this time it wasn't some choke by the players, but instead, we can chalk it up to poor eyesight, or worse, a lack of guts.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sports Rants

OK so the teams with the two best fight songs in college football hooked up yesterday, and Michigan put a good old fashion ass whooping on those domers. I must admit, I enjoyed it. I love seeing America's darling team the Irish get theirs, plus, I still don't like what they did to Ty Willingham. Brady Quinn looked totally clueless, and Michigan, as usual brought some speed demons to the wide out spot that had the domer corner backs a stepping slow all day.

Looks like a couple of teems got hosed on calls yesterday. LSU, and Oklahoma. Not too of my favorite programs, but fair is fair. I think LSU actually has a better team than Auburn, but that's a tough league -The SEC- and whoever comes out of there might have one or two losses and no shot at a National Championship. As for the Oregon game, that ball did not go ten yards on the on side kick, and those referees should have their eyes checked. Of course they were Pac 10 officials and the game was at Oregon, so a little home cooking looks like it was in order. Speaking of Oregon, I still don't know what to think of those uniforms.

Lets see now, speaking of the Pac 10. USC, looks like a decent team, but I don't think they have what it takes to go all the way this year. Their wide outs are first round picks, and they do have talent on both sides of the ball, but I am not a believer yet. Plus, their schedule is so soft.
I wonder if the NCAA will take away their 2004 National Championship because of the Reggie Bush cheating scandal? in my opinion, they should not, too many guys on that team busted their butts for that ring for it to be taken away for something that has been going on for ever.

Let me check the baseballs scores: OK nice, my Tigers hang on for a nice win. Two up on the Twinkies who also won. (I wish they would just go away). and five up on the pale hose. Huge three game series coming up with those hose. Hang on Tigers hang on!! It will be our first playoffs in 19 years if you do. I see the Phillies got a nice win. My man Cole was dealing, no hitter all the way into the sixth inning. I think they might actually have a chance, only because I think they will be able to pass the Dodgers. They can forget San Diego, too much pitching.
I am still rooting for the Giants and Barry, it would be nice to see Mr. Bonds -shaken not stirred- in the post season again.

Ahhhhh, the NFL. My iggles play the g-man today, all those obnoxious giants fans coming down the turnpike. I hope they behave themselves. Just because there is no more 700 level, it does not mean that there are not plenty of fans here who would love nothing more than to administer a good old fashion Philly ass whooping on them.

The Field is out for now!


Monday, September 11, 2006

The Sweetest Swings In Sports

1. Tiger Woods- I might have some issues with Mr. Multi Cultural Man, but his golf swing ain't one of them. When it's all said and done, he will probably be the greatest to ever hit the little white ball.

2. Barry Bonds-Lots of hateration [yeah that's a word] out there against Barry. But even the haters have to admit, that his swing, steroid induced or not, is the best most have ever seen on a baseball diamond.

3. Roy Jones, Jr.,-His skills might have diminished somewhat, but when he was on top of his game, all the boxing purist agree that his swing helped to bring back the sweet science.

4. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., -Speaking of the sweet science. They don't call my man"Pretty Boy" for his looks.

5. Albert Pujoles-Lifetime BA of 331; nuff said.

6. Roger Federer- Read this blog and you will learn how I feel about this guy. IMHO, the best all around game ever, and his swing is magic.

7. Ken Griffey, Jr.,-Damn another Junior, and another deserving mention on this list. Juniors swing isn't far behind Barry's, so that tells you all you need to know.

8. Ernie Els-They don't call him "Big Easy" for nothing.

Honorable Mention goes to all the goons who swing for a living in the NHL. Because anybody that can skate, and dish em like that at the same time, deserves some props.

The field is out.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Just Another Sunday

Another Sunday of NFL football, and as usual, the field has some thoughts.

First and foremost, congrats to my iggles for a nice win on the road. Yeah I know it's Houston, but in the NFL, and on any given Sunday, well you know the rest. All sixteen games count in the no fun league, so it was nice to see the iggles win a game they could have lost. I have to admit, my man Donte Stallworth is the truth. I know it's just one game, but he seems to be on the same page with chunky soup man, so I might have to revise how many games I had the bird
s winning this season.

I hope Green Bay Brett realizes that it's time to hang it up. Lovie's Bears put an old fashion ass whooping on them, and in Lambeau no less. The Bears D is good. I think they will represent the NFC central again. And speaking of fraud QB's, I think Chris Simms is being exposed a little. His Bucs took an of er today too. I didn't like him at Texas, and I don't like him in the pros. And it is hard for me to rip him, because being one myself, I am partial to lefties. And while we are on former Texas QB's, I think Jeff Fisher made a mistake putting in Vince Young when he did. Vince is not ready for prime time. His day will come, but it wasn't today. You brought in Collins to do the job, stick with him until Young is ready please Jeff.

Mmmmm, let's see what else happened in week one of the no fun league. The pokes got beat by an underrated Jacksonville team. T.O. was, well, T.O., but he can't do it by himself, feet of clay Bledsoe will have to get some protect, and doe better than three interceptions, or it's going to be a looooong season for the pokes. I know here in Philly, the fans will lose their minds if the pokes can lose with public enemy number one T.O. on their team.

You will notice I am blogging and not watching the Manning show on NBC. That's because I am sick of them already. Memo to Peyton, win a big ball game just once in your life, and then maybe I will consider you an elite QB. Until then, you are just Archie's kid playing in a nice system.
Let's see how you do now that the "Edge" is in desert. Speaking of over hyped QB's, I see Mr. Vick's Falcons won a big ball game against one of the pre season favorites to go the Super Bowl, Carolina today. Thanks of course to my man Warwick Dunn. Now that guy [Dunn] has game, and I don't say that because he is a Baton Rouge guy. He really has been doing it for a long time, and he can break one from anywhere on the field at any given time.

Enough of football, let's talk baseball. My favorite team the Tigers, are about to do a serious choke routine. They just dropped three out of four to the Twinkies, and now they are in danger of not even making the playoffs at all. I know they are young but Jim Leyland had better earn his keep right about now.

Did you see what the D train did to the Phillies today? A Complete game three hitter. When you can shut down a line up which includes Ryan Howard, you are dealing. And I was wondering; just how much are they paying Pat Burrell again? That guy is brutal, and he is killing the Phillies. They ought to get him out of there now, before he costs them another game, or worse, a shot at the playoffs.

Yep, just as I said he would, Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick to win the U.S. Open. That's nine grand slams and accounting for probably -with apologies to Mr. Multi Cultural Man- the best athlete in his sport today. And speaking of tennis; am I the only one who wanted Agasi's long good bye to just end? I mean, he was a great player, but I just don't get the American sports fans love affair with certain athletes.

Oh, and before I forget, congrats to former bad boy, Bill Lambeir and the Detroit Shock for winning their second WNBA championship in three years. And was that Rick Mahorn I saw on your bench as one of your assistance? Bad boys for life huh Bill?

The field is out, I think I am going to sneak a peak at that Colts Giants game after all.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sports Rants From The Field

I don't know, maybe it's because there is so much f#%^$d up stuff going on in the world, or maybe it's because it's football season. But lately, I find myself wanting to write more about sports and less about real serious s#%t. Like frat boys phony war on terror, young Americans still dying in Iraq.....ah I said I would only blog about sports, and by God that's what I will do.
Whew! I think I have some issues.

OK so this is my first official posting on FNsports my new blog dedicated to all things sports. [ Like I don't spend enough time blogging] I must confess, I love this blogging stuff.

So anyway, this is going to be nothing but rants on my part, because this is such a huge sports weekend here in these United States.

So where do I start? Well, I just saw those "white hats" [my name for Penn State] get their asses kicked by Notre Dame. That Charlie Weiss has made a believer in the field of his abilities. Now don't get me wrong, I still despise Notre Dame for the way the got rid of Ty Willingham, and I happen to know that a few racist boosters of that fine catholic institution were itching to get rid of him. [There I go already. What, three paragraphs into my new blog and I am calling out racism already] Still, the man can flat out coach. And since I don't particularly like PSU, [maybe it's the white hats] it was nice to see them get a good old fashion ass whooping.

Mmmm, let's see what else? Oh,big Texas OSU game tonight. Quite frankly, I don't know what the hype is all about. I don't think either team will be playing come new years day for the big one. I like OSU's QB a little bit, and Teddy Ginn, Jr., is a legitimate first round pick, but I just don't see OSU going undefeated. As for Texas, you just can't lose a Vince Young, and expect to bounce back the next year. Unless, you are SC of course. For my money, everybody better watch the aforementioned Notre Dame, and West Virginia, Florida, LSU, and Auburn will be right there as well. Not sure if anyone significant will come out of the left coast. I know SC is loaded, but I don't think they can play smash mouth football.

OK so what else, oh, Andy Roddick got into the finals of The U.S. Open against my man Roger Federer. Bye bye Andy it was fun while it lasted. I swear everybody is talking about the way Tiger is dominating his sport. And he is. But if you want to see real dominance, check out what Mr. Federer is doing on the tour. His game, in my humble opinion, is the best all round ever. And that includes Sampras, Agassi, Borg, and McEnroe. And I know a thing or two about tennis. [4.5 rating from the USTA thank you very much]

I see Mr. Bonds went yard again; that's 731 and counting. So all you haters out there, better fall back. Steroids or no steroids, Barry is the truth! And, the Giants are in the middle of a pennant race.

I heard some loser on one of my local sports radio stations [I will be talking a lot about them]try to diminish what Bonds has accomplished, and the guy sounded so hollow and pathetic that it was almost laughable. But what do you expect from some fat old overweight guy who, the closest he ever got, or will ever get, to that type of greatness, is writing or talking about it. Don't even get me started on those losers. [Sports journalist and talk show hosts]

Speaking of baseball, the Phililies have the next young super star in the game in Ryan Howard. I just hope these Philly fans don't destroy him. They have a way of doing that here. Especially to certain... ah ahm, field negro types.

Finally, good luck to my man Asafa Powell in Athens next week. Yeah Yawdie, you are the true and only world record holder. So big up!

Now the thing I like about sports is, performance doesn't lie. And tomorrow morning, if Roddick puts an ass whopping on Federer, or Auburn gets upset, the field will look like a complete moron. But hey, no one is perfect, and the field like everyone else, just has opinions. I just happen to be right most of the time :)

I wonder where the SU Jags play this week, I could use a nice half time show.

Hang on Tigers, hang on!

The field-negro is out.