Archive for March 2008

COKIN AND COFIELD MLB PRE-SEASON PICKS

March 28, 2008

carroll2.jpgDave and I generally disagree on everything…except apparently baseball. Here are our division picks and over/under selections for the 2008 season. We did vehemently disagree with Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus/Sports Illustrated on o/u selections.

DAVE

Div. Winners: Boston, Cleveland, Seattle, Mets, Cubs and Arizona

Wildcards: Detroit and Atlanta

Surprise team on the rise: Tampa Bay

Surprise team on the downfall: St. Louis

World Series: Red Sox v. Mets = Boston win

COFIELD

Div. Winners: Yankees, Cleveland, Seattle, Mets, Cubs and Arizona

Wildcards: Detroit and Atlanta

Surprise team on the rise: Houston

Surprise team on the downfall: Colorado

World Series: Indians v. Mets = Mets win

OVER/UNDER

WILL CARROLL

Rays over 76.5

Athletics over 73.5

Pirates over 68.5

Angels under 92.5

Mariners under 84.5

Padres under 84

COKIN

Phillies under 88.5

Braves over 85.5

Blue Jays under 85

COFIELD

Astros over 74.5

Brewers over 84

Padres over 84

Rays under 76.5

Blue Jays under 85

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

March 28, 2008

ELLIOTT LIKES BREASTS…LOTS OF THEM

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MIAMI CHILD PORN SID, LOOKING WORSE BY THE DAY

The U!!! We told about the story yesterday of the Miami football SID who was found to have child porn on his office computer. A small part of me was hoping it was some odd virus that snuck on to his computer. With these details it doesn’t look like it was small glitch/virus on the computer.

LUTE OLSON CHEATING ARIZONA WITH HIS RETURN

It was exciting to see McDonald’s All-American Brandon Jennings and his 90s hairdo. Imagine a lineup with Chase Budinger, Nic Wise, Jordan Hill, Jerryd Bayless and Jennings. Arizona writers say the turmoil this year makes it tough to believe that lineup will ever hit the floor. Mike DeCourcy agrees saying Olson should go bye-bye.

Meanwhile interim coach/2008-09 assistant Kevin O’Neill will be paid good money to waste away on the bench.

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The hoops job at Cal is a plum spot. Candidates are lining up. The academic rep is awesome and the new arena is excellent. Plus you’re right in the center or talent rich NoCal.

The early list of candidates is intriguing. Do you choose the hot prospect coach in St. Mary’s Randy Bennett or stick it to Stanford by giving Mike Montgomery the program? Will Steve Lavin ever get a shot again? I’ll guarantee if Lavin is at Cal they’ll have big-time recruits.

GIANTS ARE MLB’S LAUGHING STOCK

Is San Fran really going to try and sell tickets with this lineup….Rich Aurilia, Jose Castillo, Ray Durham, Brian Bocock, Bengie Molina, Dave Roberts, Aaron Roward and Randy Winn?

That’s not even the biggest insult to the intelligence of Giants fans. San Fran was a 100% partner in the cheating done by Barry Bonds. Now after letting Bonds ruin the franchise and the Giants cashed in on his use of PED’s, they’re making their stand.

No references to Bonds at the stadium!!! Joke.

gamboa.jpgFINALLY A VIOLENT FAN TREATED PROPERLY

I’ve said forever that fans who interfere in games should be banned for life and handed severe penalties. Maybe the message would be sent, that if you run on the field or court, or interfere with play, you’re completely f***ked.

This guy got slammed for acting like an ass at an Angels game.

IF HEISLEY WON’T SELL GRIZ THEN AT LEAST FIRE GM WALLACE

I’m rooting for the Grizz sinking ship to go down soon. At that point Memphis is a viable candidate to move to Las Vegas with new ownership.

The situation gets more bleak by the day. The city and minority owners have stamped majority owner Michael Heisley as an absentee clown. They unsuccessfully tried to buy him out this week.

Even worse GM Chris Wallace appears to be overmatched for the job. He got destroyed in a trade, by Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchack. Raise your hand in L.A. if you ever thought you’d say Kupchack ripped another team off. The Pau Gasol deal is one of the biggest laughers in NBA history.

Now Mitch Lawrence from the N.Y. Daily News is reporting the Grizz are flirting with the idea of handing the organization to notorious quitter Larry Brown. Uggh! 

PAULA ZAHN KNOWS MEN!!

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ANDERSON SILVA, YOU’RE NOT FIGHTING ROY JONES…THE ODDS SAY SO

March 27, 2008

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We have laughed uproariously on the air about the rumored Jones-Silva fight.

Boxer v. MMA star!!

Won’t happen.

The concept of Silva stepping into Jones’ domain to box the all-time great is like me challenging Stephen Curry to a jump shooting contest. Can I shoot? A little. But I would be a 1000-to-1 underdog to beat the Davidson guard.

Silva isn’t that bad…but a 28-1 dog in boxing, is pretty pathetic. Funny enough there are enough dumbasses who bet on Silva that the line dropped to 25-1. Of course, they’re truly idiots with a takeback of just +1250.

Good tip from fightlinker.com 

YAHOO’S KEVIN IOLE ON BOXING & MMA

March 27, 2008

cung.jpgKevin joined us on Wednesday for Wack’Em Wednesday hour.

He spoke about the Mike Katsidis-Joel Casamayor fight and Casamayor’s future. Is there a Casamayor-Pacquiao fight on the horizon? Also why everyone in the Phillippines hates Kevin.   

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Here is part 2, we speak briefly about the Zab Judah-Shane Mosley fight. Then the discussion turns towards the proposed Anderson Silva-Roy Jones Jr. fight. There’s a breakdown of the Shamrock-Le Showtime card plus a discussion of Elite XC’s CBS debut show on 5/31.

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WILL NICK DIAZ EVER FIGHT AGAIN?

March 27, 2008

diaz2.jpgAn interesting legal battle is brewing over fighting and medical marijuana use.

Former UFC and Pride fighter Nick Diaz was a late scratch from Saturday’s Showtime Strikeforce/Elite XC card. Out goes Diaz, in comes Drew Fickett to fight Jae Suk Lim.

Why was Diaz scratched? Apparently the CSAC (California State Athletic Commission) doesn’t approve of Nick’s use of medical marijuana.

His mentor Cesar Gracie explains to Sherdog.com that Diaz has been approved by California to use marijuana to treat his attention deficit disorder…

Nick is a naturalist by heart,” said Gracie. “He thinks Ritalin is an amphetamine. He thinks that’s really bad for you. People with ADD are kind of hyper, so he has trouble sleeping. He got the medical marijuana card and he takes his pot to go to sleep and be more focused. It’s completely legal in California. Voters voted it in. The commission is actually supposed to obey that, so this will probably open up a legal case. If it was something small, OK, f—- it, whatever. But if they’re not even going to allow him to test clean, that doesn’t make sense. That’s overstepping their boundaries.”  

Between the handling of the Sean Sherk steroid suspension and this Diaz case, commissioner Armando Garcia needs to get his house in order.

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

March 27, 2008

FOUL MOUTHED JACOBSON CALLING TIGER WOODS ON HIS FOUL MOUTH!! 

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It is funny to watch ESPN’s Dana Jacobson grill Tiger for his attack on photographers at Doral.  Along with some expletives, Tiger said…”‘The next time a photographer shoots an [expletive] picture. I’m going to break his [expletive] neck.”

Don’t forget it was Dana’s now infamous, “F*ck Notre Dame,” “F*ck Touchdown Jesus,” and “F*ck Jesus,” comments that landed her a suspension.

That said, watch the video because Jacobson does a good job interviewing Tiger. Woods dances around the first attempt and barely answers it on the second try.

bearded1.jpgBEARDED LADY IN TROUBLE WITH THE FEDS

It doesn’t pay to lie to the feds. The BALCO case is heating up again around cyclist Tammy Thomas. She told investigators that she never used performance enhancing drugs. It looks like she may have perjured herself. According to Lance Williams from the San Chronicle, the feds caught her looking a bit odd…..

On Monday, a Colorado endocrinologist who examined Thomas in 2000 said the cyclist’s use of the steroid depo-testosterone had caused “severe virilization.”….Thomas had a deep voice, full beard, chest hair and even signs of male pattern baldness, Dr. Margaret Weirman testified.

Tom McVay, a tester for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, told a jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco that on March 14, 2002, he was assigned to locate Thomas…The visit was memorable, McVay said, because of Thomas’ appearance when she answered his knock on her apartment door. “It appeared to be like shaving cream on the left side of her face around her ear,”

clemsonkid.jpgSOME SCHOOLS DO WHAT THEY MUST TO GET THEIR RECRUITS

What’s with this Clemson bound football player, Kenneth Page?

The dumbass puts up this photo on his myspace page. Who knows where he got the giant pile of cash, but it gets you thinking. A reminder that Clemson did surprisingly land one of the top five rated classes in college football.

THE U TAKES ANOTHER REPUTATION HIT

Do the problems ever subside for the University of Miami? The school just fired its football SID (sports info director). Why?

His office computer was found to have child porn on it.

HAVE THE PAPS GOTTEN A BIT OUT OF CONTROL?

Betty White? Really guys? Who doesn’t want to kick a pap’s ass after this? They’re hounding an 86-year old!!!! And it’s not just one guy. What is the goal here? Get a nude shot of Betty? Cause an accident? Pray that she dies live on camera?

Plus they’re asking an 86-year her opinion of a botox scandal. What 86-year old knows about botox?

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HERE’S BETTY WHEN SHE WAS A POA ROUGHLY 60 YEARS AGO!!!! 

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BETTY TURNS ME ON HERE WITH HER FILTHY LANGUAGE!!

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DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

March 26, 2008

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ARIZONA STATE IS NO. 1 IN SOMETHING

Beautiful job by popcrunch.com rating the top 50 hottest student bodies complete with photos.

I’m old as hell but college girls make me feel spry. 

No. 41-50, 31-40, 21-30, 11-20 & Top Ten.

IS GARY THORNE SENILE OR SIMPLY NOT LISTENING?

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This convo during the Red Sox-A’s Japan series is mind boggling. Thorne is confused on who alleged that he introduced ARod to steroids and that ARod hit on his wife…was it Jason Giambi or Jose Canseco? Okay, we give him a pass once Steve Phillips steps in to correct him and says it was Canseco not Giambi.

Amazingly, Thorne stays on the same path saying there will be friction in the Bronx. Huh? 

I believed Thorne on his bloody sock theory regarding Curt Schilling…now I’m not so sure. Maybe he did misconstrue Doug Mirabelli. What a crackpot!  

magic.jpgMISSING THE REAL STORY ON THE MAGIC JOHNSON PICTURE

I was confused when viewing this photo of a tubby Magic. “Ha-ha, he needs a salad”…most blogs wrote. Anyone think about the fact that this guy is HIV positive? An HIV victim gaining weight is a bad thing? The sad part to me is that it’s clear if you have money, you can get proper medical care in this country. Without millions, saving your life is a financial decision you must wrestle with. A decision about cancer treatment shouldn’t be on the same level as a stock investment. This story points out that more and more people are passing on cancer treatment. It’s simply too expensive to save my life. I’m better off dead than living miserably with massive debt. Pretty sick.

THE RED SOX HAVE BECOME THE YANKEES

Ian O’Connor lays out the argument that New York is the hard luck, confused team while Boston is now the hated “buys championships” team.

The Red Sox have become the Yankees, and the Yankees have become the Red Sox, and Hank and Girardi will have a hell of a time reversing the damage. They didn’t land the big pitcher, Johan Santana, who could’ve flipped the division on its ear, leaving him for a team (the Mets) that hadn’t already shelled out $275 million-plus for A-Rod.

SHOULD 89-YEAR OLDS BE WRITING FOR MAJOR NEWSPAPERS?

Furman Bisher from the Atlanta Journal Constitution is 89 and still penning stories for the Georgia paper. He may want to brush up on what’s politically incorrect in 2008. He says this writing about MLB’s jaunt to Tokyo…..

Why not? A Japanese newspaper chain, Yomiuri, foots the bill for this Oriental excursion.

Oops. Now this came after Bisher’s take that the U.S. should not be so Japan friendly after what happened in World War II.

<!– –>Money can change any habit. Eight springs ago the Mets and Cubs opened the season, not in Cincinnati. Guess where? Tokyo. Tokyo. That Tokyo, the guys who gave us Pearl Harbor. Some people don’t like you to bring that up, trade with Japan is so hot. But I’ve got a long memory. I saw what a few bombs can do to our property.

Do we kill Bisher for his Japan take and use of the word “oriental?”

ESPN1100’S POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK

Afternoon Gridlock’s Paul Howard may be the oddest person I’ve ever met, period! Yet he constantly goes on his show and calls out my buddy Dave Cokin and calls him strange.  

Paulie writes in his daily blog

That Cokin is a weird dude. He stays up til 6 am to watch his Red Sox this morning and is crowing to everybody “Hey guys 1-0 how bout that”. Mitch is right. He is consumed with Red Sox baseball. When it’s December he is thinking about the team and the free agent moves.

Wow! Take a look at Paulie during a recent remote. What the hell is with his hair? He is turning into the Heat Miser. Remember the character from A Year Without a Santa Claus? He’s now the White Don King.

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