Monday, July 25, 2005

Let Them Play

I've been pretty anti Sports Guy since the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the ALCS, but have to say I loved his latest post. In his ongoing effort to rank the best sports movies ever, and in honor of the release of the remake of The Bad News Bears, he does a great job reviewing two of my favorite movies the original Bad News Bears and it's unrated follow up The Bad News Bears: Breaking Training. (Hopefully someone out there got the reference in the title of the post)

Check it out here..... The Sports Guy's Top Sports Movies Good stuff, enjoy.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Pack It Up Pack In Let Me Begin

Ok so this is going to start out as another Yankees post as I'm watching the game right now. It's pretty amazing to see Jason Giambi catching fire right now. He really hasn't had a great career as a Yankee and he was hitting under .200 a couple of months ago. He looked so lost at the plate that even if the ball was on a tee I don't think he could have hit it - then all of a sudden something clicked. I'll give all the credit to Don Mattingly, but the truth of the matter is that is still find it hard to root for him after the whole steroid debacle and his mystery apology.

So I've been listening to The Hold Steady for the last couple of days and I've been trying to figure out if I like these guys or not. I've definitely been enjoying the cd, but not sure if I'm sold on them or not. They seem to remind me of the boy band LFO in a weird way, essentially based on the fact of they seem to be trying to throw a bunch of random references at us. Is it really that original to spurt a lot of pop culture references like beat poetry over some rock music? Sure it's relatively catchy and interesting, but is it out of the pure fact of clever word play and mentioning things like Tuscon Raiders and Five Alive? It's like 'Hi we're I Love The 8Os: The Band'. But hey it's the summer and aren't you supposed to be listening to slightly cheesy pop music? I'll hold off judgment maybe till the winter and see if I'm listening to it then.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Just going to keep it simple for the inaugural post and talk about the recent success of the New York Yankees. For a team that looked pretty much dead in the water about a month or so ago it's pretty amazing that this team is only 1/2 game out of first place. The Yanks only had two starting pitchers going into their weekend series against the BoSox. TWO STARTERS!!!!! And they somehow managed to take three out of four. Yes they did sign former Yankee Al Leiter, who pitched better then expected on Sunday night. But TWO STARTERS and they took three out of four against the first place Sox. Over the last month this team has finally showed they have some fight in them and have battled back when down. Should be a great rest of the summer of Yankee fans.

One more Yankee note. How good is Robinson Cano?? Watching the game tonight against Texas they threw out a stat saying that he's hitting something like .380 on the road. Insane. Just give him the Rookie of the Year Award right now he deserves it. Gotta love this kid.