Even field Negroes like to play.

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.