Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Computers Suck



Due to a laptop meltdown, my blog is just links today. Forgive me….

Dampier not amused with Dirk’s comments


On Tuesday, as the Mavericks tried to pick their morale off the floor and make adjustments for Game 2 tonight, Dampier let it be known he was not happy with the public displays by Nowitzki.

"We didn't get a lot from anyone," Dampier said. "We didn't play the way we're capable of playing. So for him to say something like that is totally stupid."

"It's something I'm going to correct," Dampier said. "We're a team. We're not going to talk down to anyone or embarrass anyone on the floor. We definitely don't want it happening.

"Maybe it's frustration or something, but nobody is perfect on this team. Things happen. People make mistakes. Do I get in their face? No, I don't. It was just something that happened in the heat of the moment."


Revo on Avery going nuts

Chan Ho bounces back …sort of…

Surgery looms again in the bullpen


Another day, another Tommy John surgery for a Rangers reliever.
This time it's Ryan Bukvich, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing the ligament replacement procedure on his right elbow Friday, the same day as Carlos Almanzar. Frank Francisco had the surgery last month.


It’s Wednesday, so here is the Star-Telegram Soccer Insider

Dan Campbell ready and willing to go

After firing the GM and Coach, Lebron James gets bored and fires his agent

Nascar eyes Big 3’s financial skids …In this case, the Big 3 would be Chevy, Ford, and Dodge for those who thought it was Nash, Nowitzki, and Finley…

Onterrio Smith caught with the Whizzinator …You cannot make this stuff up…


According to the police report, a bag Smith was carrying set off security alarms before an April 21 flight. The alarms later were traced to a tube of toothpaste.

During the search, a Transportation Security Administration officer found "six or seven" vials of white powder in a clear bag, according to the report. Airport police were called to the scene and began inspecting the materials in a private room.

A sample from one of the vials tested negative for cocaine and opiates. Smith was then led into the room and identified the powder as dried urine. He also acknowledged the presence of a Whizzinator.

Smith was allowed to leave after questioning.

The $150 device includes a prosthetic penis attached to a jockstrap and plastic bag. Using a syringe, the user fills the bag with a precisely measured amount of water blended with the urine powder to create a clean sample. When the user takes a drug test in front of an observer, the water is released through the prosthetic with a valve (the instructions recommend the user cough to hide the sound of the valve unsnapping).

On its website, manufacturers of The Original Whizzinator market the instrument as an "undetectable,"foolproof" and "re-usable" urinating device.

Like other professional sports leagues, the NFL administers random drug tests to players.
According to Aiello, the NFL's testing guidelines include having the player take his shirt off and pull his pants down below his knees in front of an observer.




Amazing Race is Over! …Don't click if you don't want a spoiler. And yes, I watch every episode. Which may make me gay…




COMEDY MUST SEE LINK OF THE DAY: Triumph the Insult Dog visits Star Wars Fans …10 minutes of hilarity…

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

i can't believe you gave away who won the amazing race. i was going to watch the final episode today.

Sturminator said...

You are right. I screwed up. I am sorry I spoiled it, and have now changed the website so that I don't screw it up for everyone else. My bad. My humble apologies.

Anonymous said...

Bob,

I love you. Have lunch with me.

potsmoke said...

You know its idiots like Onterio Smith that it more difficult for functioning potheads like myself to stay under the radar...huh

Greatmondo said...

Proposal for Episodes 4,5,6 Redo
http://chud.com/steadyleak/2810

Sturm, what do you think about that? I'm not sure about it.


Peace

AttnyDan said...

Is it just me, or did Dampier sound like a 5 year old saying "I know you are, but what am I?" when responding to Dirk's comments.

Also, I'm a little scared to call in to the show now that Bob has revived his "Sturmination" of callers that piss him off.

Anonymous said...

Who does Dampier think he is? Dirk was pointing out the obvious and he was correct. Dampier just needs to shut his trap and come out tonight and play some ball. Everyone has been begging Dirk for years to become the vocal leader on and off the court. He finally steps up and lets someone have it and then Dampier cries the next day saying he doesn't "talk down to anyone on the floor." Aww, the poor baby, did he get his feelings hurt? He needs to come out tonight and play with a chip on his shoulder and try not to get dunked on too many times. And if he has any more comments about Dirk, he should keep them to himself. If not he will be out of this town faster than he can fumble another ball out of bounds.

Clint in Arlington said...

I was shocked at how Justin and Kelly barely beat Reuben and Clay to the finish line. Oh, and watching the Amazing Race? NOT GAY

Dampier needs to nut up and admit how awful he was Monday. I'd respect him infinitely more instead thinking of him as a whiney stiff right now...

Clint in Arlington said...

I'm a week late with this one, but I still think you'll enjoy this Bob:

http://mutombo.ytmnd.com/

--Not HTML savvy, sorry
--Not my creation either.

Observer said...

Triumph is a genius. That was the hardest I've laughed at a clip in years. You should play clips of that on the show, the parts that don't require a visual.

Anonymous said...

I think Dampier is a descent center in this league. Unfortunately, he is part of dying breed in the NBA. How many centers are there in the league? In the entire league, there is less than 10 real centers. It's a league of power forwards as the new fives. Dampier's big 270 lbs body wasn't designed to go left or right as fast as Amare. It's designed to push his skinny ass out of the lane. So when he is matched up against a 6-10 very vertically gifted power forward, he is going to get burned, because his mid-range jumper is good enough that you can't let him shoot every time. Damp is designed to put a body on your Shaq's, your Brad Miller's, your Yao Mings. Dallas can't play small ball with this team. They have to play big ball well enough to make the Suns pay. Damp is probably the most capable offensive post player on this team. Get it down to him. Force them to either foul him or get out of the way. I think he is going to have to be the X-factor for Dallas. He is only thing that the Suns don't have an answer for. But he's going to have to play very well. On defense keep Amare from making a 60+% shot in the lane and force it out to a 45% three pointer shooter. Pick your poison and live with it.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if this was addressed after 2:00 in the show yesterday, but did anyone else notice that as we were waiting for Steve Kerr and suffering through a "what the P1's want from Grubes" segment and generic Mav's segment, Steve Kerr was being interviewed on the Dan Patrick show? Doesn't he know that in Dallas, BaD Radio is the only sports show that matters from 12:00 to 3:00? (Suddenly, I here Big Mac singing that stupid song).

Anonymous said...

Dampier has the worst hands in the NBA. I think my feet can catch the ball better than his hands. On Monday night he looked like a black Shawn Bradley, but not quite as good

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your laptop meltdown there Bob. Sounds like you need a Apple Mac to go along with your iPod...

gooner said...

For those of you who wonder what Bob et al see in soccer (particularly the EPL), I ask you to watch the replay of the Arsenal/Everton match from today. It's spectacular soccer and one could only wish it was played like that worldwide.

Watch it and tell me _that's_ boring.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, soccer too big, too slow, too little scoring, too many people running up and down the field not doing anything except maybe kick it 40 meters towards the opponents goal and then wait 20 minutes before that same person may come within 10 meters of the ball again. Have you seen the Simpsons episode where they "glorify" soccer in a little segment. Now indoor soccer is different. Go Sidekicks!!
Here's how soccer can be made twice as good and maybe appeal to the twice the number of average American dudes.
Number 1 : try making the field about half as big lengthwise and widthwise - oops indoor soccer league already tried this. Ah buddy, not appealing to all demographics.
Number 2 : Put twice as many players on the field as rules allow now (except keep one goalie). This would be twice as much action, twice as many fights, twice the number of open field leg tackles, and twice the number of broken kneecaps.
and finally
Number 3 : Throw in another ball on the field. This would give the common fan twice the action on the field to look at giving the fan a choice of what they want to watch. Kind of like a Barnum and Bailey three ring circus. Continuous entertainment, no downtime.

Please forward my suggestions to FIFA.
P1 Stu in "crazy" Fort Worth

Anonymous said...

dumbest ideas i have ever heard

Seacrest Out said...

Soccer is not nearly as boring as baseball. If you want to talk about SLOW, and too little action. You don't even have guys "running around" and "kicking a ball" in baseball. You have guys standing around, and scratching their crotch! They are the worst group of athletes in any "sport." Soccer, hockey, football, and basketball players are all better athletes. I think the Hardline calls it the Great Game, because it doesn't really qualify as a sport. It is a GAME like billiards, or bowling, or chess. It is a game of skill, and terribly boring to watch. There is a reason why soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and baseball has been passed by football as "America's PastTime."

Mavs in 6!

-Seacrest Out