Little League…

Question: Are any of the Tigers‘ relief pitchers capable of throwing a ball to first or third base?

Just curious… I haven’t seen any of them successfully do it in the World Series. You know, this isn’t a good play. I can’t find a video of the Game 1 error by the pitcher, because nobody scored on it, but the end result was this error.

And then there are these assholes (from last night’s game 4)

So, if the Tigers lose the series, they can blame little league for not teaching them how to field a ground ball.

[tags]World Series, Pitching Errors, Detroit Tigers[/tags]

If it’s the Cardinals, there’s a way…

Last week, my brother asked me to join him at the Cardinals game against the KC Chiefs (“That’s great, but who are the Chefs?”). And I walked into that awesome new stadium fully expecting to win. 2 offensive touchdowns in the first quarter – right in front of where we were sitting (I saw myself on TV in a replay this past weekend) – was absolutely awesome. And then the rest of the game happened. The Cardinals couldn’t get into the end zone for the rest of the game, settling for 2 field goals. And by 1:30 left in the game, the Chiefs had mounted a 23-20 lead. Matt Leinart engineered a drive to set up Mr. Automatic, Neil Rackers, for a game-tying field goal with 6 seconds left in the game.

Of course, Mr. Automatic was his name last year. He is a far cry from that same kicker this year. He missed wide right and the Cardinals lose. I didn’t think it could get any worse for Cardinal fans. Certainly not against the Bears on Monday Night Football – where the Cardinals had little chance of ever even having a lead.

But once again, for the second time in 2 weeks, the Cardinals score 2 offensive touchdowns in the first quarter. And this time they even have a 20-0 lead going into the half. The Bears offense looks horrible (giving up 6 turnovers in the game), and their defense is looking average. I knew that we had to score more points, specifically a touchdown, because of last week’s unfortunate loss. But then again, the Bears couldn’t get anything offensive going, so how could we lose?

Try 2 Cardinals fumbles returned for touchdowns, followed by a punt return for a touchdown. Just like that, the Cardinals are down 24-23. And just like last week, Matt Leinart comes to try and save the day by engineering another great drive to get into field goal position. A chip shot for Neil Rackers, 41 yards… missed wide left. And the Cardinals once again, for 2 weeks in a row, find a way to lose a game after being up by more than 14 points after halftime (no other team in the history of the NFL has done that. Ever).

What can I say? It’s painful to be a Cardinals fan. Now Cards fans cannot even enjoy a 20 point lead without fearing that the Cardinals will find a way to lose the game. Which is the one thing they have proved over the past 2 weeks. An ESPN Column may have said it best: They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. If there is a way to blow a game, the Cardinals will find it.

And now for your enjoyment, Denny Green loses his cool in the after-game press conference.

[tags]Arizona Cardinals[/tags]

Guitar Hero 2 – I’m excited

The game doesn’t come out until next month, but I am all super excited for it due to the track list that came out the other day. Man, there are some amazing songs on the list (my favorites are italicized).

1. Opening Licks
Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
Danzig – Mother
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Wolfmother – Woman
Spinal Tap – Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight

2. Amp-Warmers
Kiss – Strutter
Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
Police – Message in a Bottle
Van Halen – You Really Got Me
Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son

3. String-Snappers
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
Alice in Chains – Them Bones
Iggy Pop and the Stooges – Search and Destroy
Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys
Black Sabbath – War Pigs

4. Thrash and Burn
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Butthole Surfers – Who Was in My Room Last Night
Mathew Sweet – Girlfriend
Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

5. Return of the Shred
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of
Primus – John the Fisherman
Sword – Freya
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
Aerosmith – Last Child

6. Relentless Riffs
Heart – Crazy on You
Stone Temple Pilots – Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Allman Brothers – Jessica
Jane’s Addiction – Stop

7. Furious Fretwork
Anthrax – Madhouse
Living End – Carry Me Home
Lamb of God – Laid to Rest
Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout
Rush – YYZ

8. Face-Melters
Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
Dick Dale – Misirlou
Megadeth – Hangar 18
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Add to these the fact that the 2-player system is now 2 separate tracks (for instance: lead guitar for player 1 and rhythm guitar for player 2; or guitar for player 1 and bass for player 2), and you have just an awesome time with friends and family.

Come November 7th, I may be unavailable for comment for I will be locked away in Rock Star Land.

GH2, baby!

[tags]Guitar Hero 2, Video Games[/tags]

What a joke

210 yards passing, 176 yards rushing. Not terrible offensive numbers. But then you add this: 3 Interceptions, 3 fumbles, and 0 offensive touchdowns. Ouch.

Now compare that to 400 yards passing and 576 yards rushing, 1 interception, 1 fumble, and 4 passing touchdowns. And a final score of 23 to 80.

Yes, it was a horrible local football weekend. 23 points – not bad. Unless you consider that it is the point total for ASU and the Arizona Cardinals combined. Two ‘offensive powerhouses’ playing about as well as Maddi with a racquetball.

So, here’s what I have to say…

1) Fire Dirk Koetter. ASU’s head coach did not deserve the contract extension that he received last year. And this is proof. As if last week wasn’t enough (ASU getting blown out by Cal, 49-21), you have to go and out-do yourself. Masterful ploy to get you to the front of the line at the unemployment office.

2) Sam Keller should still be at ASU, but Koetter fuX0r3d that one up too. Naming Keller as the starter, then changing your mind… WTF? So instead of having 2 good quarterbacks competing for the top spot, you have 1 who has yet to prove that he should have gotten that starting nod. Way to go, Rudy Carpenter! You managed to get rid of your main competition at the QB spot, just in time for you to become a horrible HORRIBLE quarterback. Asshat. Keller must be laughing his ass off in Nebraska.

3) I feel sorry for Matt Leinart. He shouldn’t have to come in to play because of Warner being a douchey QB. But now he is in, and he probably will be for the remainder of the season barring injury (but that would be just like the Cardinals, wouldn’t it?). So, Leinart gets the start next Sunday. It’ll be good practice, but I don’t see the Cards winning many more games this season unless we get some offensive line help. And Leinart’s gonna need some protection.

4) Even if we had a semi-decent O line, Edge would be able to get more than 41 yards on 20 carries. But considering that this is the Cardinals, we have a shitty line, and he gets a whopping 2.05 Yards Per Carry average this week. I hope you weren’t one of the suckers that drafted Mr. James in your fantasy league. There is only 1 logical conclusion to make from these facts…

5) Fire Dennis Green. The Cardinals head coach has done nothing with the immense talent he has been given over the past 3 years. They have one of the best running backs in the league. They have the best wide receiver core in the league. And they had zero offensive touchdowns this week. And only 3 in the last 3 games. Even Dirk Koetter could get more points from this offense. Well, maybe not.

6) Ban all pro and college sports from Arizona. We’ve had enough of this shit.

One final note not related to Football – Farewell, Gonzo. We’ve had a wonderful 8 years with you and will surely never forget that bloop single.

[tags]Football, ASU, Arizona Cardinals, Luis Gonzalez[/tags]