Thursday, October 04, 2007

We can all act Like Rafa

Now we all can try to get in the mind of Rafa Benitez, I know that sounds like a scary idea. A English Web site has developed a site that allows you to match wits with the king of the Tinker men.
Anyone can try to pick the team that the Rafa is going to send out on the pitch. According to the site, no one predicted the team that Rafa would send out in the Champions League lost to Marseille, I know that no one had Lucas Leto.

So test your skills here.

And you thought Nascar was bad

Every year Nascar cars have more and more ads on them, from sports drinks to motor oil. Soccer teams have a main sponsor on the front of their jerseys, but in Russia hockey they take putting sponsors on jerseys to another level. Some of them feature a main sponsors as well as other sponsors on the back or on the shoulders.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

2002 Dynamo Moscow: note the Samsung logo on the front and the company logos on the shoulders and sleeves
HK Riga 2000: This one is the best, company logos all over the place

Torpedo Yaroslavl: more and more company logos

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Mack Brown's players are spoiled

The streets of the University of Texas are so dangerous that football players can not walk to practice. Each day the football team boards private buses to take them to practice, because of some dangerous intersections, wow are these guys 2-years old or 18/19-year olds.

This year Texas is spending more then a $100 million on the athletic department, a third of the spending is on the football program.
I know in college I was lazy but not walking a block or so to practice, now that is out of control.
Besides taking the bus to practice the athletic department also likes to spend money on the entertainment items for the players.
  • "Following its Rose Bowl victory, the football team was rewarded with a $200,000 renovation of its players lounge, a retreat with four TV projectors (screens drop from the ceiling at the push of a button embedded in a six-foot replica of the UT tower), six flat screen TVs, four X-boxes and three PlayStations, according to the report. "Two floors down, the football locker room boasts another new lounge area, with five flat-screen TVs and a three-dimensional, lighted 20-foot Longhorn on the ceiling."
Wow, in college I used to have an old Nintendo 64 to play Mario Cart on and our dorm lounge had an old dirty stove and really ugly couch. I think that I should have been a football player at Texas, but we all know that was never going to happen.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Professional Tailgating: Season up in smoke

National Championship dreams, gone.

The dreams of state went up in smoke as the school with the little turtle that could, walked right into the Rutgers Stadium and handed the Scarlet Knights their first lost. But that did not stop the Only Time will Tell tailgating crew from enjoying themselves in the parking again.

The Only Time Will Tell breakfast of Champions: Bagels, screwdrivers and more vodka.
Endy in the Outfield makes another friend, but the friend wants no part of him.

Endy in the Outfield trying to get through the tough times.
The Only Time Will Tell Tailgating Crew discussing why the elephant vodka is the best.
Nothing says college football like a tightly packed bus of drunk and sweaty people.Like a herd of sheep everyone heads to the stadium.
Even the soldiers were excited about the game.
The students section was into it before they started to throw bottles at everyone. The most emotion that the teams showed all day.
So there are four games left in the season and a trip to the Sun Bowl seems the likely spot for them. But the crew will be out for this weeks game against Cincy.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mets fan are not going to be happy for sometime

Seven up with 17 to go, and it ends with the Phillies taking home the NL East. Mets fans might be burning stuff for a while, but some of them have already started.

Only Time Will Tell contributor and Mets fan Endy in the Outfield decided to take his frustration out on a copy of the New York Daily News Saturday morning using lighter fluid and a lighter. Just like the Mets season, the paper did not fair that well.

Endy in the Outfield hates everything about the Daily News and Scott Schoenweis

and just like a Billy Wagner visit in the late innings

the season and the Daily News were up in smoke.

Bad Fashion College Style

College football teams change their uniforms for a variety of reason, some to honor a past team, other do it raise money for a special case, and on Saturday new jerseys ran the spectrum.

Jake Locker and the rest of the Washington Huskies honored the number one ranked 1960 team by wearing retro jerseys and then taking USC to the limit.

LSU wore different jerseys and white helmets for their clash with Tulane. The jerseys will be sold to raise money for The Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

And last but not least Minnesota, wow where do you start with them. The Gophers looked like mustard packets running around on the field.