Recent Comments by budman13

Is William Shattner the new head of marketing for the Blues?

This is a great idea. Like Bo said, anything to put butts in the seats.

Kirk: Scotty!

Scotty: Aye Captain.

Kirk: Status?

Scotty: We've got no power play Captain. We can't put the bisquit in the basket sir.

Spock: Captain, it would seem logical that the law of averages would dictate that the Blues will eventually win the cup.

Kirk: If only, if only.

And as I've said for the last 40 seasons...THIS IS OUR YEAR!!

posted by budman13 at 03:27 PM on October 01

Milwaukee Brewers return to the postseason after a 26 year absence.

Congratulations to the Brewers. my second team.

posted by budman13 at 06:19 PM on September 29

"Now that you, the American taxpayer, more or less own insurance giant AIG,

Is it time for a government bailout?

posted by budman13 at 08:39 PM on September 21

"Now that you, the American taxpayer, more or less own insurance giant AIG,

I'd like to volunteer to host the first riot. Now, does anyone know a good caterer?

posted by budman13 at 01:05 PM on September 21

Josh Howard Disrespects National Anthem

lbb, The song itself whether it be "Lift Ev'ry Voice" or "Another Saturday Night" by Sam Cook is not the point that I was making. The point is that for a song to be designated as "the black national anthem" is contrary to the doctrine of unity that Dr. King preached. Maybe I'll start playing the rap group Two Live Jews and their song, "Oy It's So Hummid" during the high holy days as my Jewish National anthem. Too many men and women of all races have died for this country's freedoms to be so devisive.

posted by budman13 at 08:24 PM on September 18

Josh Howard Disrespects National Anthem

Howard's an idiot and it's his right to prove it. The American flag, Pledge and National Anthem should be respected but that's a personal choice. Many times I stood in the crease and sang along with "Oh Canada" yet luckily I'm not Canadian. Maybe Howard would have been happier if they had played "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" which is considered by some to be the "Black National Anthem". that's one that I won't stand up for because I find it to be a sad comentary on everything that Dr. King preached and stood for. I'm a rare conservative that believes that burning the American flag in protest is the highest form of free political speech. The 1st admendment does give us freedom of speech but it was placed in the Bill of Rights to make sure political speech was protected. Just try yelling fire in a theater or "BOMB" at airport security. To address what some one brought up about blacks not being considered a complete person in the constitution, that had very little to do with slavery itself. That's there because the slave states didn't want to give the slaves any rights but they wanted them to count as full persons for the purpose of being able to count them when it came time to assigning the number of delegates that the slave states could send to the congress. The free states wouldn't go for that so you have the partial person clause. Yup, America's a bully and to that I say...bully. I'm proud to be an American and I don't mind standing at a football game or anywhere that they choose to play it.

posted by budman13 at 05:31 PM on September 18

LPGA Tour will suspend memberships if players don't learn English

Before that it was French, before that it was Latin. In any language this is dum dum dum.

Correctamundo on all counts.

posted by budman13 at 07:02 PM on August 27

LPGA Tour will suspend memberships if players don't learn English

Historically the language of the international business world has been and is English. Having said that the LPGA is dead wrong here.

posted by budman13 at 03:28 PM on August 27

When is enough "enough"?

This is a sad situation that I believe that will never be resolved. It's not like you can cut her open and count the rings. Cheating has and always will be a part of the Olympics and that too is a shame. But can you imagine how He feels if indeed she truly is 16? Innocent until proven guilty is my standard. Do I trust the Chinese...hell no. I say pursue it until all viable options have been exhausted and then live with the results of the investigation. Being a sore loser is not the way to go.

posted by budman13 at 02:15 PM on August 24

It's OK for the NFL to get you drunk, but not Charles Woodson

Just another example of "the man" trying to keep the black vintner down.

posted by budman13 at 02:04 PM on July 23

Pistorius fails to make Olympic team

At least I didn't say "gimp" olympics. And my momma always said that I was special.

posted by budman13 at 09:12 PM on July 19

Michelle Wie Disqualified for Scorecard Gaffe

The rules are the rules but this is a huge sack of crap. Ditto Qatarian.

posted by budman13 at 09:10 PM on July 19

Pistorius fails to make Olympic team

He's got grit but he should stick to the Special Olympics. Remember...he's not disablee, he's just differntlyabled.

posted by budman13 at 05:42 PM on July 18

Favre Asks For Release

Meet me in St. Louie Louie come and play for the rams....

posted by budman13 at 11:29 PM on July 11

Former Chargers Safety Terrence Kiel Killed

Thank God no one else was hurt.

posted by budman13 at 02:39 PM on July 05

Astros' Shawn Chacon Suspended After Fight with GM

What color is he?

posted by budman13 at 10:35 AM on June 26

George Carlin: (Late) Sports Authority

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game. Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle. Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park. The baseball park! Football is played on a GRIDIRON, in a STADIUM, sometimes called SOLDIER FIELD or WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM. Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life. Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying. In football you wear a helmet In baseball you wear a cap. Football is concerned with downs. "What down is it? Baseball is concerned with ups. "Who's up? Are you up? I'm not up! He's up!" In football you recieve a penalty. In baseball you make an error. In football the specialist comes in to kick. In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody. Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting, and unnecessary roughness. Baseball has the sacrifice. Football is played in any kind of weather: Rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...can't see the game, don't know if there is a game going on; mud on the field...can't read the uniforms, can't read the yard markers, the struggle will continue! In baseball if it rains, we don't go out to play. "I can't go out! It's raining out!" Baseball has the seventh-inning stretch. Football has the two-minute warning Baseball has no time limit: "We don't know when it's gonna end!" Football is rigidly timed, and it will end "even if we have to go to sudden death." In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling. Emotions may run high or low, but there's not that much unpleasantness. In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you were perfectly capable of taking the life of a fellow human being And finally, the objectives of the the two games are completely different: In football, the object is for the quarterback, otherwise known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his recievers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line. In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! "I hope I'll be safe at home!" He made me really laugh.

posted by budman13 at 07:52 PM on June 23

Five More Years of Notre Dame on NBC

This is a blatant attempt from the city of South Bend to try and get a college football program started at Notre Lame.

posted by budman13 at 07:02 PM on June 19

Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim McKay Dies

He seemed to be everywhere in the world of sports. I remember an "American Sportsman" episode where he went pheasant hunting with Bing Crosby and Phil Harris. He will be missed.

posted by budman13 at 02:44 PM on June 07

Johnson says he'll return medal

Yes

posted by budman13 at 08:46 AM on June 04

Bourdon killed in motorcycle accident

Sad news indeed. We lost Bob Gassoff in 1977 to a motorcycle accident.

posted by budman13 at 06:52 PM on May 29

Do not run on Rick Ankiel.

beautiful.

posted by budman13 at 05:19 AM on May 08

So it finally comes to an end. Julio Franco has retired.

It's the neat round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon....ah oh spaghetti-O's Franco-American Spaghetti-O"s and this just in.... Francisco Franco is still dead.

posted by budman13 at 09:28 PM on May 05

So it finally comes to an end. Julio Franco has retired.

On another front....Francisco Franco is still dead.

posted by budman13 at 10:00 AM on May 05

BCS officials reject playoff proposal

Move along folks...nothing to see here...

posted by budman13 at 05:40 AM on May 01

Rushin' to the Olympics:

That's a hell of a job the U.S.A. is doing bailing out Iraq's butt. Yes, yes they are. You need to actually do some research instead of listening to the mainstream media's constant drumming on any negative. Whether you want to admit it or not it is better than liffe under Saddam. Congratulations, get all warm and fuzzy when Becky Gammon stands up on that podium, should she and her teammates be skilled enough to get there. She's not giving up her American citizenship, she's just playing for Russia in the Olympics. She's obtained Russian citizenship so why would I get all warm and fuzzy for a Russian or the Russian team? I'm not Russian. The American team did not beat the Red Army team, they beat the Soviet National team. Red Army was a club team. As an aside, the U.S.A. beat Finland to win the gold medal. The U.S.S.R.(not Russia) may have been your enemy, but it certainly wasn't mine. Comparing the Soviet National team to the New York Yankees { Evil Empior's (sic) }, come on, you must admit that's a little extreme. You're right, they beat the Soviet National team. I don't recall saying anything about the gold medal game. That was almost anti-climatic to our victory over CCCP. Finally, I tend to think that if some one points an ICBM at my country they're an enemy. If she had an ancestoral tie to Russia I wouldn't have a problem. Many Americans have obtained duel citizenships to compete for Israel.

posted by budman13 at 05:15 PM on April 11

Rushin' to the Olympics:

She's a witch, burn her, burn her!! What makes you think she's a witch? Well, she turned me into a newt! A newt? ... I got better. Burn her anyway! By the way LBB I enjoy watching the WNBA on the tube. There isn't a team that's close by or I'd be going to the games which has nothing to do at all with the topic at hand. She could play pro ball for Iran and I wouldn't give a damn but this is the Olympics. It is about nationalism and yes we're the mean old U.S.A. who bails everyone's butts out when they get in a jam. I get all warm and fuzzy when an American stands on top of that podium and gets a medal. And for those that need a little history lesson when our boys beat the Evil Empior's hockey team we were locked in the midst of the Cold War. Russia was our enemy but more so than that their Red Army team was for all intent and purpose a professional team so that gave us added enjoyment.

posted by budman13 at 01:25 PM on April 11

Rushin' to the Olympics:

The nationalism in the Olympics is divisive and in a world that needs fewer defined lines between people, it would do everyone a world of good to see people of every nation competing together at the highest level. Kumbya my lord kumbya.....In the modern Olympics like it or not an athlete competes for his or her country. All of this meeting on a mountain top and singing about buying the world a Coke is bullshit. When the U.S. hockey team beat the CCCP at lake Placid it was as it should be, the Americans beating them. Nationalism is a good thing. She's taking a crap on America and she should be soundly boo'ed when she returns home....or wait a minute...this isn't her home anymore.

posted by budman13 at 09:42 AM on April 11

Rushin' to the Olympics:

1928? Bingo! It was all down hill after that.

posted by budman13 at 06:07 PM on April 10

Rushin' to the Olympics:

I quit caring about the Olympics when they started letting professionals play.

posted by budman13 at 09:41 AM on April 10

Rushin' to the Olympics:

This is disgusting and she is full of bullshit. She received an invitation to try out but had "contractual obligations". It would be one thing if she had an ancestoral tie to Russia but this is disgraceful.

posted by budman13 at 07:03 PM on April 09

Maasai warriors to run London Marathon without water.

I can do nothing but echo the prior sentiments.

posted by budman13 at 06:55 PM on April 09

Kansas Wins National Title...

Nothing like watching a team choke at the line.

posted by budman13 at 05:19 AM on April 08

Olympic torch put out by protests.

If I were an athelete I'd worry about the air quality and security. Leave the torch alone but boycott the games. What if they gave an Olympics and no one showed up?

posted by budman13 at 06:12 PM on April 07

'Jaws' Author's Widow Opposes Shark-Fishing Tournament

I wonder if Beatrix Potter was opposed to rabbit hunting?

posted by budman13 at 09:53 AM on April 03

Bush Booed By Beltway Baseballers!

I saw 5 different clips that did indeed have as much cheering as booing. It's a matter of respect for the office whether you like the man holding it or not. He threw it well. No short bounce.

posted by budman13 at 06:15 PM on March 31

Gibby’s 1.12 ERA: 40 years later.

Your right he stayed in the game too long., it's sad to see some one retire in mid season. I worked for the St. Louis Usher Service and was working the game where he officially retired and was honored at. Gussie gave him a new Winnebago.

posted by budman13 at 09:31 AM on March 29

The San Francisco Giants have now removed prominent tributes in the stadium to Barry Bonds

I wonder what the cream content of Barry's milk is? THX...yer killin' me son... I keep my feathers numbered for just such an ocassion.

posted by budman13 at 06:58 PM on March 28

Gibby’s 1.12 ERA: 40 years later.

Gibby is a baseball God. Mike Shannon asked him a couple of years ago what he would have done if he was facing Babe Ruth and Ruth pointed to the stands. Gibson said that the next pitch would have been in his ear. That's baseball.

posted by budman13 at 01:25 PM on March 27

A collection of Ballparks: Past and Present

I started at Sportsmans Park or Busch I and Busch II holds some excellent memories for me. I absolutely hate the new ballpark, Busch III and am excited by the fact that the Ball Park Village is falling through. Please some one find a way to clone Gussie Busch and bring back proper ownership.

posted by budman13 at 09:37 AM on March 27

"Bull Durham"

"LOLLYGAGGERS!"

posted by budman13 at 06:17 PM on March 25

Tiger beats God in friendly golf match

Thanks for posting. Very funny stuff.

posted by budman13 at 03:59 PM on March 21

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

As I said before, the guy's an asshole but he isn't Vick. Fine him, give him a butt load of community service along the lines of having to clean out an aviary at a local zoo. The PGA should stay out of this. I've eaten red-shouldered hawk....it tastes like a cross between bald eagle and whooping crane.

posted by budman13 at 05:54 PM on March 07

PGA Tour player Tripp Isenhour faces criminal charges for killing hawk

I want to let everyone know there was neither any malice nor deliberate intent whatsoever to hit or harm the hawk. I was trying to simply scare it into flying away.” Isenhour said his family has adopted three cats from a local shelter. What an asshole. I hope one on those cat's doesn't screw with his tee shot.

posted by budman13 at 08:24 PM on March 06

After 20 years, Ted Simmons suits up one more time.

3 cheers for Simba.

posted by budman13 at 06:05 PM on March 03

Leave the @!$#&^% kids at home.

No "Slapshot"?

posted by budman13 at 08:51 PM on February 27

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

We could roundtrip Amtrak it for under $50.00 also. Plus if it derails we could rake it in on the lawsuit. Sweet.

posted by budman13 at 02:35 PM on February 23

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

Nakeman, I'll bet with just the fans that the two of us know we could charter a bus. ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!

posted by budman13 at 03:31 AM on February 23

Blackhawks to play in the Friendly Confines?

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by budman13 at 09:17 PM on February 22

It's a tragic occasion. It's God's will.

My sympathies to his family and friends.

posted by budman13 at 12:35 AM on February 19

Belichick and Pioli speak out.

Does winning by cheating make some one a football genius or a genius at winning by cheating? It's one thing to lose to a better team but to lose to some one that cheated that's another deal. Also, this whole "well everyone else is doing it" is lame beyond words.

posted by budman13 at 12:33 AM on February 19

Belichick has been taping since 2000, Goodell tells Specter

If this is proven then Bellicheat should be banned from football for life. Then they should tape a hundred dollar bill to his forehead and leave him at the E. St. Louis Metro Link station at 3 a.m..

posted by budman13 at 11:20 AM on February 17

What does $9,999 get you?

How much money we talkin' about? That's negotiable. I mean I'm not Bill Gates but you get what you pay for and I've always gone for quality over a bargain. Get some estimates and get back with me.

posted by budman13 at 03:38 PM on February 12

What does $9,999 get you?

I'm interested in which part of his life was the actual fantasy? From the era of "Insatiable" when he's doin' Marilyn Chambers. Dyams, I'll be happy to send you some money to buy a sense of humor.

posted by budman13 at 01:05 PM on February 12

What does $9,999 get you?

That would be cool to go to. Fantasy camps that I've attended: John Holmes camp with Seka Marquis de Sade camp with Nina Hartley Schecky Greene camp with Don Rickles

posted by budman13 at 04:51 PM on February 11

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

Beef....it's what's fer dinner.....

posted by budman13 at 11:11 PM on February 09

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

My cock is not a fighter it's a lover.

posted by budman13 at 11:11 AM on February 09

Pedro Martinez, Juan Marichal filmed at cock fight

There's a great cock fight scene in the John Ritter movie "Skin Deep". Baby seal tastes like a cross between Whopping Crane and strawberries.

posted by budman13 at 05:38 PM on February 08

Harry Caray's Been Gone For 10 Years

Late summer nights listening to the Cards games on the west coast with the radio on the pillow so that my parents wouldn't hear it. God how I miss Jack Buck.

posted by budman13 at 05:11 AM on February 06

Giants Win Superbowl!

Now that's funny holden because when I write them I'm doing his voice in my head too....Oh no...Duffman can't breath. Great game. Eli escaping and Tyree making that catch was amazing. Gotta love that Giant pass rush too.

posted by budman13 at 10:50 PM on February 03