Recent Comments by Mayor Curley

Driver Killed in Crash at NHRA Northwest Nationals

I have no idea if the people who died were worthy of human sacrifice to Holidublpumpa, the Aztec god of speed.

I doubt it. My understanding is that the worthy sacrifices came from the region of Ocheseis Montacahlo and bore the sign of the wasp.

posted by Mayor Curley at 07:16 PM on July 15

Report: Brady's Injury Torn ACL

Man, they should have gone with Michael Bishop when they had the chance. See, he's mobile and he could have avoided that hit!

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:24 AM on September 08

So Long, Shooter

I'll always remember him with Boston-- mostly for the time he dropped his gum onto the mound at Toronto, picked it back up and put it in his mouth. RIP

posted by Mayor Curley at 03:28 PM on June 24

MLB Demands Toothpaste Be Put Back in Tubes, Andy Griffith Re-runs*

If someone is in Texas and watching Devil Rays games because they have Sling, but otherwise they would be stuck watching the Rangers. If I'm in a hotel room far away from home, and I can't see the Sox game, the chances are pretty slim that I will watch the local game. So I would be stuck watching something that isn't baseball. Or browsing on the Internet or out having a few drinks. I think a lot of people would fit that description.

posted by Mayor Curley at 06:16 PM on May 31

MLB Demands Toothpaste Be Put Back in Tubes, Andy Griffith Re-runs*

I can't imagine the cable companies that have invested in Sling are going to sit idle if MLB takes legal action-- they don't want to see the demise of anything that encourages people to pay for cable and broadband. Major League Baseball is run by a collection of assholes. The only possible revenue loss would be for MLB TV subscriptions, which is apparently a pretty craptastic service. Is that really worth alienating your fans over?

posted by Mayor Curley at 04:52 PM on May 31

Here's a BC Lions promotional campaign

Then I came here, and everyone was laughing about the beret. And that's the part I just don't understand. Most of us aren't Canadian-- I (an American) got it because I saw recognized the most obvious stereotype (the Quebecer/Frenchman) and extrapolated. Beyond the Quebecois stereotype, individual Canadian stereotypes don't mean much to an outsider until you think hard-- how much international press does Calgary get, really? So everyone is laughing at the Quebecer because it's the only one we get natively, and it's second-hand at that. I think local stereotyping is generally not well known outside its country of origin, but I get most of them at least vaguely and admire the cheek. I'd like to see this done for American football teams. As someone who grew in up Maine, I think the dude in a beret should be replaced by a guy in a speedo, and there should be an insinuation that he's a careless driver. That's a Quebecois stereotype that I get!

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:37 AM on May 29

Here's a BC Lions promotional campaign

There's a lot of stereotyping of cities in the photos, the Montreal fan is just the most obvious. Like the Saskatchewan fan is an old farmer and the Edmonton fan is an over-madeup, over-weight, trashy mall chick.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:34 AM on May 29

Did the wrong team leave town?

Imagine what baseball in New England would be like if we still had two Boston teams today. It's odd to think about-- I'd probably be a Braves fan because my grandparents were Braves fans and my dad was one until about the age of 10 when the Braves split. Huh.

posted by Mayor Curley at 12:25 PM on May 14

The Rocket Lands In New York...Again.

Oof. My first thought was "hope he likes pitching for no decision-- the Yankees need a bullpen to handle a short starter like him." But then I checked his stats from last year and it looks like Houston might have helped him get used to that.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:20 PM on May 06

Minor league team challenges the Royals

This is clearly a preseason publicity stunt by the independent league team - and it's working, as I'm sure no one on this board has ever heard of the Rox until today. Except for the people in New England. Seen them is a different story. A toxic waste dump in Brockton would be urban renewal.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:52 AM on May 09

1000 wins for Joe Torre

Every time I hear his name, I think about the baseball groupie in Ball Four that was described as "Joe Torre with tits". Poor girl.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:07 AM on May 09

Little Johnny Damon

That was really great! It would have been slightly improved by a subplot involving Little Johnny Damon banging a lot of the customers on the loading dock while his wife was in the store.

posted by Mayor Curley at 11:50 AM on April 19

Detroit is the best sports town in America

Mature pissing contest at my house tonite! Old guys and a keg of beer. Foam on the Lamprey!

posted by Mayor Curley at 06:44 AM on July 12

Is the Shilling/Damon beef all about neck scarves?

a fight over scarves between Michelle Damon and Shonda Schilling last October. I think the subtext is that rich housewives need something to worry about.

posted by Mayor Curley at 10:50 AM on July 09

The pitcher has two mommies

To condone something, for me, is to accept and promote it. I cant dot that with Homesexuallity. To condone something, for the dictionary, is to overlook it. So why can't you just say "what his family does is absolutely none of my business"? Your whole "Some of my best friends are gay, but I am forced to condemn them because God created the universe and yet he's petty enough to care how people use their privates" position rings pretty hollow.

posted by Mayor Curley at 02:07 PM on May 04

In Bud We Trust.

I am eagerly awaiting congressional hearings on Rite-Aid's inadequate drug-testing policy. The chick who rung up my Claritin looked totally high and it's up to congress to make sure that drug-testing policies for all employers is adequate.

posted by Mayor Curley at 07:53 AM on March 18

Bruschi suffers stroke.

He's great, but I hope that he takes the safe route. I just can't stop thinking of Reggie Lewis looking for a doctor who would tell him he was fine to play. If his doctors tell him he can't go on, I hope that he doesn;t go looking for a Dr. Nick to tell him different.

posted by Mayor Curley at 04:30 PM on February 18

Sure, Ruben Sierra might have a crush on Steinbrenner,

In deference to Derek Lowe, he's probably the most versatile pitcher in baseball. He can be an amazing closer, a reliable long-relief pitcher and a starter that makes you anxious to get home and turn on the game. In addition to that (and this is why LA is paying top dollar for him) he can be a terrible closer, a shaky long-reliever and a starter that makes you want to switch to "Growing Pains" reruns. Derek Lowe will give LA a stellar year. But they'll have to pay him for three.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:15 AM on January 10

Boston wraps up Renteria just in time for Christmas.

That song is reserved in my mind for a drunken college tribute to UMaine's greatest hockey player (no, not Garth Snow): "I can't dance like Paul Kariya . . . " Ho-lee SHIT! I'd forgotten all about that!

posted by Mayor Curley at 11:31 AM on December 17

Georgia on his mind.

Someone drew a fake little triangle beard on that photo before it was scanned. With a red PaperMate.

posted by Mayor Curley at 05:53 PM on December 16

Since nobody else is using it...

I love the Frog Pond, but this sounds like a good trade-off. It's inside and warm, has a bigger ice surface and the higher prices will keep out the riff-raff. Hockey can burn!

posted by Mayor Curley at 06:37 AM on December 15

Pedro looks headed to the Mets.

Probably they thought Pedro wasn't worth it, but we'll all see what Pedro brings to the table next season . As Eric Wilbur said on Boston.com: "Pedro Martinez is heading to the New York Mets for four years. Canít wait until we hear the 'Red Sox didnít respect me' speech. If Boston gave him a fourth year, itíd be a signal they didnít respect their fans."

posted by Mayor Curley at 08:20 PM on December 13

Andrew Johnson Will Play For Poland!

He'll probably just get impeached immediately.

posted by Mayor Curley at 12:26 PM on November 04

Curt response

In today's edition of The Note, it's reported that Curt Schilling endorsed President Bush this morning on Good Morning America. I figured that he leaned that way when he started publicly thanking The Lord, who is himself a Republican.

posted by Mayor Curley at 03:26 PM on October 28

World Series Game 4

the clowns of "Dennis and Callahan" go way too far in suggesting the rowdiness is entirely caused by college kids from NYC I'm surprised they didn't insinuate that it was "people from Roxbury."

posted by Mayor Curley at 08:28 AM on October 28

Get Your Series On!

Wake's last inning didn't win him any new friends I've disliked him for about three seasons now. Granted, there's a subset of Boston sports fans who would make excuses for Tim Wakefield if he stabbed a guy in Copley Square in front of a TV camera.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:51 PM on October 23

Get Your Series On!

Four walks in an inning is monumentally inexcusable.

posted by Mayor Curley at 09:27 PM on October 23