Recent Comments by wdminott

Zorn Told to Give Up Offense or Get Fired

Mike Shanahan was approached about the Head Coaching job but turned it down. For now, anyway.

posted by wdminott at 01:13 PM on October 22

Tiger's Roar

"Devoid of malodorous quality"------yeah, and it didn't stink, either (with apologies to Curly, my favorite stooge). Nyuk Nyuk

posted by wdminott at 06:10 PM on August 04

Tiger's Roar

Obviously the Beaver and I think alike, I HATE those idiots yelling "Get in the Hole" and am willing to bet the players do, too. Anyone yelling that should be shown to the gate and given a swift kick in the ass !!!

posted by wdminott at 02:24 PM on August 04

Steve McNair Killed in Nashville

Sounds like the young lady may have killed him when he tried to break it off. She had recently upgraded her car from a Kia to an Escalade, I guess she liked his lifestyle too much.

posted by wdminott at 05:41 PM on July 05

Maple Bats Pose Risk After They Shatter

Dangerous and $95 apiece, unbelievable.

posted by wdminott at 09:23 PM on May 27

High School Teams Will Play to Break Tie, 16 Years Later

Hmmm.......haven't I seen this one already......yeah, yeah, it was called "The Best of Times" starring Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. Kinda sucky if I recall.

posted by wdminott at 06:55 PM on April 24

Ungentlemanly Conduct

I believe you guys have about covered all the fart jokes. Austin Powers used to get about 3 bad jokes before moving on, so it's time.....

posted by wdminott at 08:12 PM on April 06

Giants release Plaxico Burress

I think the Beav may be on to something.........Once Plax gets his ass out of jail, he can join the Super Bowl bound Chicago Bears and their new stud, Jay Cutler.

posted by wdminott at 01:33 PM on April 05

Broncos Trade Jay Cutler to Bears for Two First Round Picks and Kyle Orton

The Bears almost got him for Orton and this years 1st and 3rd picks. Then the Redskins got involved which upped the ante. Jerry Angelo decided to grow a set of balls and added next year's #1 to sweeten the deal. As a lifetime Bears fan, I am personally thrilled to welcome Jay here, it's been almost 25 years since we've had a Pro Bowl QB.

posted by wdminott at 08:29 PM on April 03

Goodell wants longer regular season

As a fantasy football fanatic, I say.............18 is just right !!!!! I only wish it could be year round.

posted by wdminott at 08:20 PM on March 28

Daryl Reaugh: Paula Abdul is Better Than Shootouts

What???

posted by wdminott at 04:51 PM on March 21

NFL Player Kills Pedestrian in Miami

8 years with the New England Patriots? I think not...

posted by wdminott at 09:53 AM on March 15

Chicago Bulls

Johnny Red Kerr led the Bulls to the playoffs in their 1st season in 1966-67 led by guard Guy Rodgers. I only met the man once, in 1986 I was the Caddie Master at Medinah Country Club just west of Chicago. I was posting the new men's handicaps in the locker room, when I turned around Red was there, naked as a jaybird, big enough to have his own zip code ! I'll never forget that moment as long as I live..

posted by wdminott at 04:45 PM on February 27

Gruden is Gone.

Gruden will be back roaming the sidelines of some NFL team very, very soon. Don't shed any tears for him.

posted by wdminott at 09:16 AM on January 18

Kerry Wood and Cubs Parting Ways

Kerry Wood is such a pussy, he was out for a MONTH with a frickin' blister on his finger. I say Good Riddance, go injure your ribs in some other team's hot tub !!

posted by wdminott at 07:04 AM on November 14

"Paul Newman says goodbye to his GT1 Corvette

The day Reg Dunlop dies will be a very sad day indeed. He will be missed.

posted by wdminott at 11:26 AM on August 31

An Open Letter From Roger Ebert To Jay Mariotti

Jay Mariotti has been absolutely ripping Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox the past couple years. The worst thing is, he NEVER shows up in the clubhouse to face those he rips on a daily basis. So I say as Ebert so eloquently stated "Don't let the door hit you in the ass".

posted by wdminott at 06:55 PM on August 28

Barry Bonds offers to play for free.

Would love to see the White Sox take a chance on Bonds. Jim Thome is just not ripping the ball anymore and the Sox have a legit opportunity to go deep in postseason play.

posted by wdminott at 02:45 PM on June 29

D'Antoni accepts Knicks' offer

It's hard to fly without the right birds. D'Antoni is now the 3rd highest paid coach in the NBA with the absolute worst talent and worst attitudes of any players in the league. Good luck, Mike. Greed is good, right?

posted by wdminott at 01:38 PM on May 12

Maple Bats: One of Baseball's Most Dangerous Weapons

Good case in point came during yesterday's Sox-Mariners game. Jim Thome hit a ball towards the shortstop, the barrel of his bat went flying at and just barely missed the pitcher. The pitcher had turned to his right to possibly field the ball and never saw his potential death approaching from the left. Even my father-in-law yelled "Damn !" and he can barely see anymore. Someone is going to die or be seriously injured very soon unless something is done.

posted by wdminott at 01:33 PM on May 12

Gibby’s 1.12 ERA: 40 years later.

As a Cardinal fan, I of course loved to see him pitch. It was, however, very sad to see him in the mid 70's when his skills were diminishing. I cannot think of another player who took over a World Series the way he did in '64 and '67, talk about performing well under pressure.

posted by wdminott at 09:51 AM on March 28

Cavs Acquire Ben Wallace and Wally Alphabet for Playoff Run.

Gee, the Bulls get another shooting guard. Yawn......I guess Ben Gordon is gonna be leaving, just covering their asses.

posted by wdminott at 08:30 AM on February 22

Curtis Martin Retires.

Curtis Martin is a class act, no doubt. Also he knows the Jets backfield is in good hands with Thomas Jones.

posted by wdminott at 10:44 AM on July 26

NBA 1st Round Mock Draft.

Keep an eye on John Paxson and the Bulls. They need a big man who can score and have #9 and an abundance of young shooting guards. Can you say Pao Gasol ?

posted by wdminott at 08:09 AM on June 26

Will the Blackhawks raise Kane?

You want to talk underwhelmed, let's talk 'bout those BlackHawks. This once proud franchise is ignored, especially in Chicago. It has been run (into the ground) by the ownership of Dollar Bill Wirtz and the general incompetence of Bob Pulford. Whomever they draft would be wise to sign no more than a 3 year contract, then get the hell out. You can't tell I'm bitter, can you?

posted by wdminott at 10:24 PM on June 20

Magic Hire Billy Donovan's Successor

Donovan made the right choice. His players actually listen to him now, unlike the multi-millionaire prima donna's he would have coached in Orlando. This will definitely help Florida recruiting knowing he's there for the next 5 years. I tip my hat to you, Billy Donovan for realizing the horror you were in for and for staying where you are successful.

posted by wdminott at 10:27 AM on June 07

Asante to Pats: See you midseason

The Redskins wanted Lance Briggs of the Bears, another franchise player who is pissed. I still there is a small chance of getting that one done, otherwise Briggs has threatened to do the same thing Samuel is. I really do understand why they don't want the franchise tag, what if they get hurt? Then they truly are screwed, never gonna see the guaranteed big $$.

posted by wdminott at 05:55 PM on June 05

Bulls 1

Bulls 2 Pistons 3. Bullies shoot 72% in first half to make it a series after all......

posted by wdminott at 10:37 PM on May 15

Bulls 0

Bulls 1 -- Pistons 3

posted by wdminott at 10:20 PM on May 13

Pats Making Move For Moss

Moss or Stallworth? Give me Dante anytime.....at least he TRIES to catch balls below his knees. More than I can say for Randy.

posted by wdminott at 09:02 PM on April 29

The New Color Line in American Baseball is Green

You hit it right on the head, sickleguy. Well done.

posted by wdminott at 12:25 PM on April 22

Bledsoe retires

Drew Bledsoe WILL be in the Hall of fame. It's just that simple.

posted by wdminott at 03:45 AM on April 13

Titans' Pacman is suspended for 2007 season

Watch out Tank Johnson ! You may just want to stay in jail a while longer after the commish drops his hammer on you......

posted by wdminott at 09:19 AM on April 11

Blackhawks win lottery.

The Blackhawks are virtually ignored in Chicago thanks to their owner, "Dollar" Bill Wirtz. The Hawks are not on TV in Chicago and never sell out the United Center anymore. It's very sad to see an original NHL franchise run so poorly. Getting the first choice will not make a hoot of a difference, they will screw it up I guarantee.

posted by wdminott at 09:15 AM on April 11

New team, new start for Ravens' McGahee

As for Baltimore, my ex-wife lives there now. I hope to God McGahee meets her and knocks her up !!

posted by wdminott at 08:32 PM on March 27

And you thought Duke fans would be upset

You have to be kidding me.

posted by wdminott at 08:55 AM on March 18

Jackpot

Kansas City HAD the Scouts in the early 70's & they were gone in a heartbeat. I believe hockey should retract 3-4 teams to help the rest survive. I know here in Chicago no one cares about the Blackhawks much anymore, which is sad. The old Chicago Stadium used to rock game after game, sellout after sellout.

posted by wdminott at 08:18 PM on March 13

Former Celtics guard Dennis Johnson dies at 52

He was tough as nails on the court, a true class act off the court. Rest in peace, DJ.

posted by wdminott at 05:57 PM on February 22

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

Got a problem with stupid bigoted people. It must be insecurity acting out, I don't know. My brother was filled with hatred (mainly for Chinese for some reason) and I always told him whoever you hate will end up in your family. Your daughter will show up some day with Hop Sing and announce her plans to wed. Anyways, I wish prejudice, bigotry, and hatred would simply go away very soon.

posted by wdminott at 08:57 AM on February 15

Tiki Barber joins NBC.

Go on Tiki, make us proud.

posted by wdminott at 08:59 AM on February 14

Brett Favre Coming Back For 17th Season

Yeah

posted by wdminott at 12:27 PM on February 05

Brett Favre Coming Back For 17th Season

Brian Urlacher has been seen specially crafting a green and gold #4 body bag, with love just for Brett Favre. Bring him back, the Bears usually love to play against him. By the by, Go Bears today in Super Bowl 112 or whatever.......

posted by wdminott at 08:00 AM on February 04

Goodbye Basketball Jones.

Always hoped he'd go to the Bulls but NOOOOOO !!

posted by wdminott at 10:17 PM on January 30

Goodbye Gump

I remember seeing him play in the late '60s. Funny, he looked like he was 77 then !

posted by wdminott at 01:47 PM on January 28

T.O. on Parcells: "Our play was not indicative of what we could have done. What we should have done. Hopefully, the owner will hire a coach to take the team to the next level.”

P.S. Every race on this planet has stupid people in it. Every race on this planet has genious in it. Bottom line (predictable I know): Can't we all just get along.

posted by wdminott at 07:49 AM on January 24

T.O. on Parcells: "Our play was not indicative of what we could have done. What we should have done. Hopefully, the owner will hire a coach to take the team to the next level.”

This is totally unrelated, sorry. After the Bears-Saints game, a local Chicago news man was outside Soldier Field talking with fans. Of course a big deal was made about Lovie Smith being the first African-American coach to go to a Super Bowl. The news guys sticks his microphone in the face of a fan and says "Do you love the black man?" "You gotta love the black man". Can you only imagine a reverse situation where the Bears coach was white and the guy was going on about loving the white man? He would have been out of there like shit through a goose. I NEVER hear, for instance, about Irish-American coach Mike McCarthy of the Packers or anything other than African-American this or that. It's 2007, people, isn't it just about time to give up this racism shit? I vote for yes.

posted by wdminott at 07:45 AM on January 24

T.O. on Parcells: "Our play was not indicative of what we could have done. What we should have done. Hopefully, the owner will hire a coach to take the team to the next level.”

T.O. is 33 years old now. In a couple years, he will be nothing but a stain on the road in Cowboy fans memories. Maybe sooner than that........

posted by wdminott at 07:55 PM on January 23

Will Tank make the trip?

Got my fingers and toes crossed on this one....We NEED the Tank !!

posted by wdminott at 06:39 AM on January 23

Who Showed Up? Was it Really Clutch Rex? Bears Move On.

Let's put it this way: I AM a Bears fan and am scared to death about facing the Saints and that offense. Rex has not had back to back good games all year and Lovie had best keep Brian Griese ready to step in.

posted by wdminott at 02:10 PM on January 15

Ripken, check. Gwynn, check. McGwire, not so much.

My brother passed away 3 years ago and HATED Albert Belle when he played here for the White Sox. All the useless home runs late in the game when no one was on base drove him batty. Once Belle hit one when the Sox were losing 8-1 in the top of the 9th and he said "There's Belle rounding second looking for a white woman to sodomize". Needless to say, I fell out of my seat onto the floor......God I miss my brother.

posted by wdminott at 04:53 PM on January 09

Florida 41, Ohio State 14

Chomp, chomp. Gators ROCK !

posted by wdminott at 06:40 AM on January 09

USC Kicker Found Dead at Bottom of Cliff.

My condolences to his family. What a tragedy.

posted by wdminott at 11:19 AM on January 07

Cowher resigns, Steelers begin coach search

Prediction: Bears do not extend the contract of Lovie Smith and Cowher comes aboard in '08.

posted by wdminott at 09:26 PM on January 05

Green gone at Arizona

Steve Mariucci, are you listening.....

posted by wdminott at 06:28 PM on January 01

Zito Breaks the Bank.

As a lifetime White Sox fan, I was hoping that the CUBS would get Zito. The guy would get a stiff neck watching some monster home runs hit onto Waveland avenue. Oh well, maybe next time.

posted by wdminott at 12:22 PM on December 29

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week Seventeen

I am going to watch the Bears dust off Green Bay and send #4 into retirement (I hope). The defense will play most of the game, until Rex and the boys can secure it offensively. Bears 27 Packers 10

posted by wdminott at 12:03 PM on December 29

Zito Breaks the Bank.

And the I-pod that goes with it....

posted by wdminott at 12:01 PM on December 29

Bears beat the Lions and they're the worst team in the past five years.

Putting Matt Millen in charge of the Lions is like putting Courtney Love in charge of the prescription meds.

posted by wdminott at 09:40 AM on December 25

The NHL to realign?

When I was 12 or 13, I loved the Blackhawks. They were on every Saturday night and my brother and I watched. Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Pit Martin, Tony Esposito, etc.....We knew every player on every team. Now, the NHL is out of control with teams in markets that don't deserve one. "Dollar" Bill Wirtz still owns the Hawks, and they haven't been on free TV in decades. And you know what, I no longer care. They would have to pay ME to go to a game. Right now, I cannot name 3 players on the Hawks, never mind other teams. So until Wirtz dies or no longer owns the Hawks, we in Chicagoland are being deprived. Sad....

posted by wdminott at 08:34 PM on December 22

'Scuse me while I whip this out...

It all depends on how much Vitamin E I can get my hands on....

posted by wdminott at 03:04 PM on December 22