Archive for June, 2007


Setting a bad example for Marks everywhere

Friday, June 29th, 2007

If he was a Marc and not a Mark, I might be able to let this one slide, but this is just ridiculous.

Don Nelson’s attorney, John O’Connor, who said Cuban is suing Nelson, claiming the Warriors beat the Mavs in the first round because the Warriors’ coach — and former coach of the Mavs — had “confidential information and he [Cuban] wants to enjoin Don from coaching against the Mavericks.”

“There is no basis in our view,” O’Connor said. “I suppose he [Nelson] knows [Dirk] Nowitzki likes to go right instead of left, but normally that’s not a trade secret.” (via)

Go there. No, no, no! Go there!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

It has been all about KG on sports news today. Minnesota is willing to let the Big Ticket go, and the only question is where he’s going to end up. I died a bit inside when I heard that the Lakers were the leading candidates, and I’d have no choice but to root for Kobe cause I want to see KG get a ring, but that four-team monstrosity of a trade fell through. Now the word on the street has him going to the Suns for (essentially) Shawn Marion, which would be a steal. Can you imagine a fast break with Steve Nash choosing between Amare and KG? Just sick.

YTT this week is an oldie but goodie from the KG scrapbook. If we’re lucky, we’ll see the final matchup in the Western Conference Finals next year.

The price is wrong, bitch.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Did anyone else immediately think of Happy Gilmore when you saw this headline?

One-eyed gator pulls golfer into pond

A man who lost his ball in a golf course pond nearly lost a limb when a nearly 11-foot alligator latched on to his arm and pulled him in the water, authorities said.

The alligator latched on to Burger’s right forearm and pulled him in the pond, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Burger used his left arm to beat the reptile until it freed him. (more)

Yet Another Case of Oral Arthritis

Monday, June 25th, 2007

What? You’ve never even heard of temporomandibular joint disorder? Yeah, me neither.

Less than two weeks before Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition that I was admittedly really looking forward to ever since the seemingly unstoppable Kobayashi’s world record was broken, show-stopping news comes from the King’s camp:

Kobayashi writes that he can only open his famous hatch as wide as a fingertip without suffering extreme pain and draws a comparison to a baseball pitcher with torn elbow ligaments.

George Shea, a spokesman for Major League Eating — the group that hosts the famous competition — said that Kobayashi’s condition was “day to day,” but as far as the group knew, he would still attend next week’s event.” (more)

We’re just barely into the 82 day stretch of summer that has baseball as pretty much the only show in town—we simply can’t afford to lose stars from our majors. First Lefty and his wrist, now Kobayashi and his jaw? ‘Tis a sad day…

YTT One Zero Zero One One

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Psst. Hey America. Remember me?

Things have been pretty quiet on the blog lately. RUWTbot suggested I take some time off, once again proving that he’s the smartest robot alive. The FOOA conference in New York was solid, but with all the running around, and the army of kids surrounding me on the packed flight home, I’ve been a bit worse for wear and battling a nasty cough.

The usual well of wit that showered this blog was pretty dry, but site work has chugged along including new WYG stats on the user leaderboard and on user pages, and the addition of YES Network to our library of game videos. If you’re favorite team has recaps posted on YouTube, let me know and I’ll get it added.

As a thanks to RUWTbot for the forced time off, YTT19 this week is one of his favorite songs.

Catch Your Breath for YTT18

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Wow, what a sports week. We had Billy leaving the two-time national champions to go to Orlando (and then not), every single male American tennis player getting bounced in the first round of the French Open possibly the best manager meltdown in the history of sport, and of course Lebron going aboslutely nuts in his coming out party.

The one story that has gone somewhat under the radar though, is the record breaking performance by Joe Chestnut. I’ve never seen anyone come close to matching the eating skills of Kobayashi, but Chestnut demolished his hot dog eating record by a full 6 dogs. 6 hot dogs, people! That should be a full meal! When you’re starving!

YTT this week is short-lived 2003 FOX show, Man vs. Beast. Analysis of bear’s performance by commentators? Classic.