Saturday, July 09, 2011

News of the World says Good Bye

The News of the World is set to close its doors and here are some of the back pages of sports coverage over the years. There are some great headlines and telling stories that mostly ended up being true, including Manchester United selling Ronnie.

What to expect from Strasburg next year

Our friends at The Nats Blog tell us what Jordan Zimmermann's pitch limit means for Stephen Strasburg return next year. I guess we should not expect more then a 160 innings out of Strasburg next season.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Professional Tailgating: Rain Rain Go Away

The OTWT Tailgating Gang was supposed to head the BlueClaws game tonight but Mother Nature would not allow that. The game was called and rescheduled so we got there and hand no game. So here is a some of the sites of sounds of  a rain out.

Check out the kid on the left, Cole Hammels. He was on the cover of the 2004 BlueClaws preview magazine along with Gavin Floyd and Taylor Buchholtz

The Star of the Show: The Tarp

Some rain delay entertainment: The Lion King 

The only running we saw all night

 The field look like a lake 

No More Crazy Rumors?

Now that James Murdoch has closed the NOTW, where am I supposed to get my crazy soccer transfer rumors.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A different kind of sports language

Sports are full of different types of terminology. Some of its stupid, while others are fun and interesting. Nascar has its own type of terminology, when it comes to superspeedways like Daytona. Nascar's superspeedways terminology sounds like a gay porno.

If a newcomer to the sport tuned in for the first time on Saturday, they would think that announcers were reading a script for a gay porno instead of calling a race. Every other word out of commentators mouth was either "hooked up", "from behind", or "pushing." At one point one of the commentators said that "Mark Martin like to be the pusher", now that sounds really gay.

What could make the race sound gayer, the talk of lube and yes the race on Saturday night had that too. The commentators said that the front and backs of the cars have grease on them so they don't get stuck together. Its ok to laugh, cause I was all night as the race was going on.

For all of the talk of how macho NASCAR, their superspeedway terminology is a little on the gay side.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A far fall for Hargreaves

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has turn to YouTube in order show people he is healthy. Its a far fall for one of the best holding midfielders in the world.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

A mid-table corner

I was at a BBQ today and the house was located at the corner of Everton Place and Fulham Street, now that is what you call a mid-table corner.