Archive for June, 2007

Holy Tennis

Posted in General Sports on June 29, 2007 by rodriguezj20

In a night when I was celebrating Argentina’s first win in La Copa America over the US (4-1), I find myself writting about tennis. But no, this has nothing to do with the God of male athletes and the greatest tennis player to have ever set foot this side of Pluto… Rodger Federer. This is about Sania Mirza and Shahar Peer. Who? I shall explain…

Mirza is an Indian born Muslim, and Peer is an Israeli born Jew. In a world where muslims and jews are at constant war over territory God himself does not remember who belongs to, these two brave women set an example… “Why can’t we all just get along for Christ, Yaweh, or Alah’s sake?!”

Is it just me or does everyone else think this is stupid. The fact that militant leaders of their respected religions are making these two women’s life impossible is so 1960’s it’s not even funny. But I guess to me, it is a reflection of what happens when people start believing and practicing religion, instead of God (whom ever he/she may be).

If these two sections of the world can’t even be ok with two women sharing a tennis court, how can we expect them to share “Holy” land?

Campeon de America!

Posted in Boca Juniors on June 28, 2007 by rodriguezj20

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Si quieres ver fiesta, ven para la doce
Por que esta es la hinchada mas loca que hay
Somos tu orquesta, somos tu bandera
Todos los borrachos se quieren matar
Vamos xenienze, vamos a ganar,
Que esta es la hinchada que te va alentar
Vamos xenienze no puedes perder
Que todos los borrachos vamos a correr

No one understands the passion, the pagentry, the love, and the obsession that is Argentinian futbol. Many people ask me… Would you kill for Boca? Would you die for Boca? What would you do for Boca? The answers are… YES, YES and ANYTHING! I would give 20 years of my life to see what I saw this past week. I would sacrifice my first born like Abraham did, and I would kill you, or anyone that the Gods ask me to for the joy, the love and the obsession that fills my heart with pleasures of my Boca Juniors.

What did you say? You aren’t into futbol? You don’t get it? You don’t understand? Understand and get this… this is more important than any miserable life you can think of… this is what I live for, this is what brings me joy. When they loose a hole appears in my walls, and when they win I cry tears of joy. It has nothing to do with money; it has everything to do with the flag, the blue and gold, la camiseta, pride, and tradition. It has everything to do with a stadium that fits 50,000 plus who sign the same songs and legend has it moves an inch every game closer to Boca.

Boca, vos sos mi vida! Translates to Boca, you are my life… and in a week where my life meant nothing more than just another case law book to read, and another pathetic attempt to please a crowd of readers who read for entertainment and cheer for a trophy, you delivered me joy, love, and an obsession few understood, understand, and even fewer will take strides to understand in the future… Boca te quiero hoy, mas que ayer!

University of Felons

Posted in College Football, General Sports on June 14, 2007 by rodriguezj20

Urban

UF now stands for University of Felons. All those who know me know that I am one of the biggest, in my opinion the 2nd biggest U fan behind my best friend T-Bone. And all those who know my love and affection for Da U, know that as much as I love Da U, I hate the Florida Gayturds. But I will spear the Gayturds and my rant about how they really are not that good, how they have never really won a National Championship (in my opinion you must go undefeated or else it’s tainted), or how the program is a cowardly program that refuses to discipline players when it’s not convenient. My rant will be directed at the biggest monopoly in sports and their cowardly coverage of sports news… ESPN.

How much you want to bet that come September and the Canes play FIU, we will see images of the brawl about… hmmm 300,000,000 times? Funny thing is, ESPN portrayed a bad image of the Canes when earlier last season a teammate came to the aid of Maryweather with a properly concealed, and registered weapon when his teammate was shot at. When the brawl occurred, ESPN failed to mention that Miami did not initiate the brawl, and when Brian Patta was unfortunately murdered, ESPN covered it as if it is expected at Da U.

But where the hell is ESPN and their coverage of the Florida Gayturds and what seems to be a wild running, and total loss of control by Urban Meyer of his football team? On June 12th, RB Brandon James was arrested for purchasing and possession of Marijuana. This is the 4th, let me repeat, THE FOURTH!!!! Incident in the span of a MONTH involving a Florida Gayturd member of the football team and police authorities. Earlier LB Dustin Doe was charged with public fighting, OL Ronnie Wilson was charged with aggravated assault for use and display of a concealed weapon. Finally, five Gaytord football players were involved in a robbery at a party at Cabana Beach Apartments earlier this month when unidentified players assisted in the stealing of a keg.

It’s a shame… but the bias, and ESPN obsession with villanizing the University of Miami is sad.

Worth the $$$

Posted in Boxing on June 13, 2007 by rodriguezj20

Cotto

Because of my absence from my newly found addiction… and no I don’t mean the CW’s new show Hidden Palms, I was speaking about this Blog… although if you must ask it’s pretty good, a somewhat combination of the O.C. and 90210. Check it out, Wednesdays at 8 PM on the new CW. By the way send the check to 4208 Boca Woods Dr. Orlando, FL 32826 for that promo will ya CW?

Anyhow, too much went by this week without me being able to enlighten you cretins. For starters, Miguel Cotto and the entire population of New York City, Puerto Rico proved that boxing is alive and well. For all those who spent the 50 bucks on the Mayweather v. Dela Chicken fight and were left wondering where all the action was, the answer was clear… it went to the real newly excitable vibrant fighter from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto. The fight had it all, drama, blood, a TKO, and a humble fighter that was left with the overwhelming support of an island that places boxing right bellow baseball, sex, and breathing… in that same order.

The under cards were even exciting! Chavez Jr. demonstrated why boxing is in the genes, and if you haven’t heard… you will, this kid is destined for greatness. And that was also preceded by Manny Paquiao’s younger brother getting his clock cleaned… now go get revenge Manny!

The point is, assuming both Margarito and Cotto can win their tune up fights, we are primed for another great fight sometime next November or December. Just mark my words, this kid is good, good enough to beat Pretty Boy Floyd… and unlike Oscar, he wouldn’t be afraid to get his pretty little face hit in order to hit.

Paid Dues

Posted in General Sports on June 13, 2007 by rodriguezj20

NBA Trophy

So after I bet my buddy Josh that the Pistons would put away Prince James, and Deeeeeeetrooooooit Basket Ball let me down, it was time for me to pay my dues and sit out from blogging for a whole week! If you think this is a small price, take into consideration what has happened in sports over the last week and I have yet to touch on any of those subjects: Clemens return, another Gayturd gets arrested, Red Sox’ lead drops to 9.5 games, Spurs destroy Prince James in the first 2 games of the NBA Finals, Cotto proves that boxing is still alive and well and my adored Boca Juniors looses the local tournament to El Cyclon and makes a miricale match turn around of 1-3 to win the Semifinals of the Libertadores.

Ironic that on the eve of the suspension being lifted, another man finds himself paying his dues… Prince Lebron James. Now I know what you are thinking… Jadi please lay off the kid. What did he do to you? He steal your lunch money? Or are you just frustrated that he is tall and athletic and you aren’t?

But no, I am just pointing out the obvious to all you that want to crown this slightly above average basketball player the next Jordan. If you want the next Jordan, all you have to do is watch a Laker game. If Kobe had the Lakes on the East, I guarantee you he’d be in the Finals as well. But of course, like I always say, if the Queen had balls, she’d be the King right? But for all those who have over and over and over tried to remind me that Jordan never made it to an NBA Final at Lebron’s age, let me remind you that Jordan won an NCAA title by Lebron’s age, and Jordan NEVER, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER lost a Final. And please spear me the argument that Lebron has nobody and Jordan had Pippen, Rodman, Grant and so on… because if you want to bring that up, then how can you ignore the fact that Prince James is in the East and he had to face Chauncey Billups, Vince Carter, and Gilbert Arenas while Jordan faced Ewing, Isiah, Bird, and Dumars to make it to the Finals.

But if you need hard evidence, numbers, or anything else just look at his PPG… UNDER 25!!! When was the last time Jordan, hell Kobe, averaged that in the Finals? Better question, when was the last time the Bulls failed to score 50 points in 3 quarters in any Finals game, much less at home! Prince James and the Cavs scored a 72 whopping points in their first game at home… the Prince should just be thankful that he plays in the Junior Varsity. And please, can anyone get the Spurs a broom? I hear they are doing some Spring Cleaning.

4 Things You Knew

Posted in General Sports on June 5, 2007 by rodriguezj20

Since it’s Monday, and you degenerates don’t have a life and expect my Blog over the weekend, which I will remind you won’t happen, I will make it up to you on Mondays by providing the Top 4 stories you just knew I would talk about.

1. King of the JV Beats the Pistons

As much as I criticized Lebron, I have to give credit where credit is due. Lebron proved that at least for this year, Cleveland is King of the Junior Varsity. And please, spear me the whole… “Last year the JV won the ship,” argument. That same team that Miami beat last year was the team out in the first round this year after winning over 65 games. Don’t put Avery in the same sentence as Pop, Dirk as Duncan, Howard as Parker, and any Dallas shooter in the last seconds of the game as Robert “I just show up for 1.5 seconds in a playoff game” Horry. Anyone care to bet with me King Duncan doesn’t put this series away in 5?

2. Donovan Pulls of Disappearing Act… Twice!

WOW! Are you kidding me? Poor Magic, the only franchise that has suffered more is Boston after Bird… Can you tell me something the Magic have done after the Big Diesel? Funny thing is, I think they will be better off now that they will likely get Stan Van Gundy. Then again you can’t seriously be surprised this day an age… I mean Nick Saban thinks what Billy Donovan did is jacked up. In the end, this is one good move for Billy’s emotions, but a terrible move for his career. Oh wait, that’s right, they are going to be a powerhouse like Duke right? LOL, please UNLV came one bad game from accomplishing the same thing in the early 90’s and I dare you to tell me what conference they are in. Florida will always be a football school… if you want to call a University that has won ONLY 2 National Championships in its entire history a football school. The year before that UF football was 9-4, and this year I expect the same… way to go Gayturds.

3. Stanley Cup Finals

Don’t quote me, but I heard they are really playing them… seriously.

4. Rocket Still on the Launch Pad

What is 28 million dollars worth to you? Well to the Skankees it’s worth a steroid pumping, Benedict Arnold, and now Soft Groining Rodger Clemens. He is getting paid about 1 million dollars a week and he did not start in Fenway this weekend, and not starting this Monday (which the Skankees are currently loosing 5-1). I don’t know about you, but I am praying he goes out there with a soft groin, tears it in the first pitch, and the Skanks have to eat the contract for a player on the 60 day DL… please God, please.

King of the JV

Posted in General Sports on June 1, 2007 by rodriguezj20

King James

Sorry it has taken me so long to write today, but I really, really, really had a hard time thinking what to write. To be honest, I had planned to write about soccer and the Copa Libertadores as Boca Juniors (my team) took on Cucuta in the semis. However, a 3-1 loss ruined that plan. I even sunk as low as to think about writing about the Stanley Cup finals! Whooooo, thank God I turned on TNT at 1 am and found out that there was still basketball being played! And here I thought that the playoffs ended when David Stern suspended Amari Staudemire and the other meaningless guy… Boris whatever, handing the trophy to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals…. URRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR 2nd Round of the Western Conference playoffs.

So I can honestly say I was watching when Lebron James made me shut up, get off his back, and say… “You know what? He really is King of the Junior Varsity Division of the NBA.”

Did you see that performance some people refer to as one of the “greatest” playoff performances of all time? I mean he went 48 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists! Never mind that it was against one of the softest defenses performances in the playoffs (Even Don Nelson and the Warriors thought that defensive effort was wack), never mind that it was in game 5, not 6 nor 7, and in the Conference Finals where the 8th, 7th, and 6th seeds all played till the last day of the season to not finish above .500, never mind that it wasn’t the NBA Finals (the Suns and Spurs already played that), and never mind that King James went head to head with stars such as Rip Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Tejon Prince and company. I mean, who needs Jordan, Magic, Bird, Baylor, Zeek, Barkley, Malone, or any other big rival when you got Deeeeeeeeetroit Bas-ket-baaaaaaaall?

I will not sit here and tell you I wasn’t impressed, he was huge, he carried his team, but did he have a choice? Were the numbers that spectacular? I mean 48 points in a regulation and double over time! Let’s get off his jock just a bit. And who else could have done anything? Gooden? Snow? Hughes? LOL, please. Just do me a favor and don’t call this one of the greatest performances of all time when I can think of so many without really thinking!

What, did we forget when Jordan had to be carried off the court and buried the Jazz by himself while having a fever over 100 and the flu? And did we forget he played against Stockton and Malone on their court?

Did we forget about Willis Reed in game 7 of the NBA Finals with one ankle?

Are you too young to know that Magic Johnson put up 42 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists in game 6 of the NBA Finals as a rookie? Oh and you want to know what was so clutch about that? He didn’t play his usual PG position, noooooooo, Kareem was hurt and he played Center against Moses Malone!

Elgin Baylor in the ’62 Finals had 61 points and 22 boards! (Without double overtime).

Please people, I admit I hate Lebron, I think the hype is not believable, and maybe I may be wrong, and maybe it’s just a traditionalist wanting to see a young player pay his dues year after year like Jordan had to pay them to the Bad Boys, Magic to Bird, Bird to Kareem, so on and so on. But at least I can rest assure, that if Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeetroit Bas-ket-baaaaaaaaaaaall doesn’t make him pay, at least the Varsity Champions San Antonio Spurs, and the REAL King of our current NBA Era Tim Duncan will.