Friday, March 12, 2010

I get it the World Cup is coming

So I have been doing what every good college basketball fans has been doing for the last week, watching Championship Week on ESPN. Sure the basketball has been good, but one thing has stood out. At every break, the self proclaimed world wide leader in sports has decided to drill it into our heads that the World Cup is coming the networks this summer.

I get that ESPN is trying to get as many people as they can to watch the event, I know that I will but I'm a fan of the beautiful game. Everytime I turn around, even during college basketball games, the commercial is running. It starting to get annoying and if you continue to show it all of the time its just going to drive people away from the event. Maybe ESPN can drop it down a bit and show the spot once a half or something like that. But please ESPN make it stop.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Money can't buy you.....

A ton of money can not buy you happiness or win you the Champions League title. Real Madrid learned that yesterday as they were dumped up of the Big Ears Cup by Lyon and the Spanish newspapers are not happy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sending them off

The World Cup is almost here and OTWT will be sending the national team in style. The tailgating gang has gotten ticket to see the United States Men National Team vs Turkey May 29 in Philly, it will be their final game before they head to South Africa.
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27 Pitches of Hope

So 27 pitches and I'm off my rocker all ready. Stephen Strasburg made his much awaited debut in spring training yesterday and I could not be happier. Two scoreless innings in spring training is not the stuff of stars but for Nationals this might have been the two must important innings in the history of the franchise. Strasburg threw 15 of his 27 pitches for strikes and allowed two hits, successive two-out singles by Don Kelly and Alex Avila in the second. But the right-hander finished off Brent Dlugach with a bending, 81 mph breaking ball for an inning-ending strikeout.

Strasburg gives us hope and with a team that has had back to back 100 loss season. He makes watching a spring training game on a nice March day appointment TV. He does one thing that Nick Johnson could never do give National fans a sense of excitement.

The thing that was weird was about the game yesterday was the guy pitching for the Tigers, Rick Porcello. Porcello is what I want Strasburg to be and what he could be. If Strasburg turned out to be as good as the former Seton Hall Prep star, I would be through the moon.