EPL Merry Go Round

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Arsenal– Oh my God it’s you, I never thought I’d see you here. Looks like all is well, like you’re having a hell of a good time. 2 trophies in 2 attempts. And Here comes the League. Deer god, am I actually saying this?

Manchester City– If you ain’t got two trophies by March. You’re probably gonna be sacked alone. Least that’s what tradition told you. And it don’t matter if you don’t believe, Come Sunday morning, you best be unemployed like you’re supposed to.

Manchester United- If you’re ever gonna find a silver lining It’s gotta be a cloudy day It’s gotta be a cloudy day. If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning You’re gonna have to stand in the rain You’re gonna have to stand in the rain. And Moyes brought a lot of rain.

Chelsea– Follow your Torres and miss lots of goals.

Liverpool- So keep it to yourself, If you think that you’ll win trophies, Put ’em on a shelf. **looks at shelf, seems empty**

Everton- Im out of songs, so yeah, they just dont have the money needed to compete with the top 5.

Spurs- Now they have the money, but they just dont have quality needed, at all levels, players, managers, Board members.

Stoke– With FM Legend Bojan in tow, Top 10 finish is in the cards

West Ham is the new Stoke. Piss enough folks to finish in the top half of the table.

Swansea- At this point, I’m running out of clubs, so first come first serve. They still have Bony, but no Michu magic.

Newcastle- The French National Team will struggle to adapt in the first season in england but will recover nice enough

Hull City– Steve Bruce just lost Shane Long, so that’s a positive.

Crystal Palace– Assuming they get Zaha back, they’ll avoid relegation again.

QPR– Old boy ‘Arry is back. And he’s looking to prove he didnt make a mistake taking the job. Wonder how many of his old crew he brings back

Aston Villa– Poor Paul Lambert, just keep getting the shaft. Benteke scores enough goals to get sold in the winter.

Southampton– Lose your manager to spurs, lose half your squad to Liverpool. And sign Shane Long. Welp.

West Brom– shits gone all wrong since they couldnt resign Lukaku on loan. New manager, Anelka, and maybe new league

Sunderland-Jozy Scores Goals, Jozy Score Goals? Jozy score goals, lololol.

Leicester– Tough break for them, I just remembered they got promoted

Burnley – Somebody has to finish last, might as well be them

What to Watch For

  • I finished Fringe, i review it later
  • I start Sopranos soon
  • Oh yeah, EPL SEASON BABY
  • I apologize for nothing, your fault for reading this dribble

 

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Hash a tag Burgs

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I said I didnt want to be a pretentious ass when the reboot happened, but here I am, ready to do a hardcore TV Snob. But really come on, wasnt that just the best of Don, Campbell and Peggy?

Oh you didnt watch it? Well you’re an ass.

Anyways, last Sundays episode led me to this very original thought. A very hitfixish attempt to rank the shows that on their very best day provided with some of the best hour(or half hour) of television that Philo Farnsworth could have envisioned.

  •  Now these happened way less as the series progressed, but Chuck enters my list at number 10. Check out the second half of Season 2 for fine examples. 2.19 is my favorite.
  • The first sitcom on my list goes to the gone too soon, Happy Endings. It started off slow, and ending slow, but it had a great middle. Season 2(there’s a theme here) is some of the best TV I’ve seen.
  • The first HBO show to find its way onto my list is Six Feet Under. A show that showcased the greatness of Peter Krause and the unsoiled, raw version of pre dexter Michael C Hall.
  • There had to be one Aaron Sorkin show on my list, even though he’s an ass, he does produce good TV. West Wing, specifically the S1 cliffhanger and the S2 two parter is 3 great hours of TV. S2 finale is also worth mentioning.
  • Second HBO show on my list is none other The Wire.The opening credits song might have changed but the quality remained the same.(well if we ignored that fifth season which we all agreed to do so)
  • Entering my top 5 is the longest running primetime TV Show(dont fact check please) in The Simpsons. The Conan O’Brien years produced so many great hours of television.
  • You didnt think I’d forget about Don Draper did you? Elisabeth Moss second show Mad Men wasnt always my favorite show, in fact I didnt much care for the first season. Actually, why is it on here? Oh yeah this.
  • Entering the top 3, and it’s back to back AMC shows with Breaking Bad. The show that will win all the awards. If you’ve seen it, then there’s no need for me to butcher it. If you havent, fuck you, check out S3/4 for full awesomeness, bitch.
  • The FX sweep of the top 2 spots begins with the adaptation of Leonard Elmore Raylan Givens short stories in Justified. Bringing back the theme, Season 2 is just must watch for any aspiring TV snob.
  • Of course the number 1 spot was going to the my favorite tv show in The Shield. Just watch it all.
  • Honorable Mentions, Scrubs, Sports Night, Futurama, Louie, and The Americans.

What To Watch For

  • Mo’s Totally True World Cup Facts looks at group C. Shut it I dont need to go in order.
  • Columbia- I’ve watch so much of Pablo Escobar stuff via History Channel and telenovelas
  • Greece- Gyros are greek food right? I like gyros
  • Ivory Coast-  It’s a fucking disgrace that this is all i got
  • Japan- I’ve owned nintendos, snes, gameboys, PS1, Ps2 and PS3s. I like a japan a products.

162 Days Of Summer

 

It’s taken longer than it should have, but 162 games later and the boys of summer have finally finished season 2.

And here are the end results. Warning it’s not prettyMLB 13 The Show_7.(Click on images for better look)

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TRIPLE CROWN, CONFETTI, BOOM.

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What to Watch For

  • Mo’s Totally True 32 World Cup Facts in 32 days with the rest of Group A
  • Hristo Stoichkov is Bulgarian, and true story for a long time I thought he was Croatian. I saw him play in the ’94 WC. On TV!

  • Cameroon is a nation in Africa.  It is true, I looked it up. Also I’ve never played as Samuel Eto’o in any video game

  • Mexico, I’ve been there.
  • And finally, I like her 

 

The Ghost of Cubs Drafts Past

I’m not the brightest man around. I like Taylor Swift, her music as well.(You can probably scroll all the way down to The Collection section now, I no good at writing)

I like the Cubs. I like to follow the waves and waves of cant miss prospects that eventually do miss. Not surprisingly I type this while wearing a Cubs t-shirt.

Some would call that being a diehard fan. Others would call that being a masochist.(look, I use big words) I would say the answer is somewhere in between with a word not just yet found in the Websters.

Now I could make an excuse and say I didnt know better, that I was just a kid, but alas I was old enough to know better when I made the switch to the next level of Cubs fandom. Add in my hobby of card collecting and we have the project of which I am embarking here today.

The Goal:

As an adult(well in theory an “adult”) I have gotten into serious card collecting. And with being an adult comes the freedom to completely piss away money on my weird hobbies. And my latest one involves relieving my horrors by collecting cards, specifically autograph cards, of some of the biggest cant miss prospects of the last 20 years.

The Criteria:

First and foremost,  with a $25 budget, get as many as  possible, Cubs Cant Miss Prospects auto cards. Focusing on 1st or 2nd rounders and/or Those ranked in top 100 BA list.

The Results:

I should add, that I am a huge Corey Patterson fan so because of that, I must admit that this might just be an excuse to add to my already large collection. Not surprisingly he’s the first ebay purchase made. A bidding war occurred, final price-$1.65

Corey

David Kelton, the 2nd round pick the year Corey Patterson was the 1st rounder. Final Price- $1.50

Kelton

Ben Christiansen, 1999 first rounder and top 40 BA Prospect in 2001, most known for blinding a player in college. Final Price- $2.59

Ben

Luis Montanez, 2000 1st rounder, the next A-Rod.  Nic Jackson, twice a BA Top 100 prospect.  Yet to purchased. Nic Jackson was sniped at the buzzer.

Bobbie Brownlie. A 1st round pick in 2002, arm injuries derailed his career before it even started, final price $0.49!

Bobby

The 2002 draft was Andy MacPhail’s greatest moment, err no wait the opposite of that,  because there were 3 other first round picks including, Matt Clanton, I have like zero clue what happened to him. And there doesnt seem to be a single auto of him in the universe.

Luke Hagerty, never got past A Ball. No autos either.

Chadd Blasko, another 2002 first rounder, final price $2.99( EDIT: Card Has to arrive)

Chadd

Brian Dopirak, was part of that same draft and eventually becoming a BA Top 25 Prospect before flaming out. Final Price- $0.99

Dopirak

Ryan Harvey, 2003 1st rounder(From then GMs Jim Hendry former HS) Final Price- $1.49

Harvey

Grant Johnson, 2004 first rounder. Final Price- $0.95( EDIT: It has arrived)

Grant

Mark Pawelek, 2005 1st rounder. Seller wants $1.99, I offered $1.25. He declined. No Counter made. Fuck that guy.

Felix Pie, 2006 and 2007 Top Prospect for the Cubs. The Next Corey Patterson in all the wrong ways. Nothing purchased

Final Results

Ed Lynch, Andy McPaul, and Jim Hendry really did some damage to my youth. Way too many high picks, and way too many misses on those high picks

Total Price so far? $12.65 not including shipping which puts it way over my initial budget, but that wont stop me from trying.

Man it has been depressing seeing all these picks “Wasted.” And Oh, if you really wanted to cry, check out this ebay seller, Cubs Hell(Not actual name)

The Man across the Bridge

We’ll always have Omaha.

He’s no Walter White but in the world of sports video games, Jorge Soler is Jorge Soler.

It was an end to the season, and with that came some drastic moves by Cubs GM Mo the Great. In came David Price, Matt Harvey, Oscar Taveras and Aroldis Chapman. Minor Leaguers, Arismendy Alcantara, Dan Vogelbach, and Junior Lake. Top Draft Pick, Kris Bryant would eventually make his way up.

80 Games into the season, the new look Cubs have jumped to a 15 game lead in the division, dominating the league from the start. Soler triple crown contender with a .390 average, 23 homers and 65 RBI.

Harvey and Arodys Vizcaino among the leaders in wins.

During the MLB Draft, and emergency Owners Meeting was held and the league passed a new rule making the DH a league wide thing. The rule, that will come into effect after the All Star game will help the Cubs as Dan Vogelbach will finally get everyday playing time.

Well this was all just an excuse to post that picture of Victoria Silvstedt. Enjoy.

What to Watch For

  • Hot
  • Chicks
  • In
  • Stuff…………my god I tried doing a search for Maggie Gyllenhaal on ego and nothing good came up. My god that’s quite a feat.
  • Elmore Leonard passed away recently. Enjoy this video.

Breaking BadAttempt at Writing

Thierry: Blow the whistle already Webb, start the match. I dont like getting up this early

Eric: I wonder if the players make their pilgrimage to the MJ statue before or after the match.

EC:

>>>>The following conversation has been redacted because you are a DISH Network Subscriber.<<<<<

TH: Podolski 2 goals, he aint bad, but he aint French. I love me some French boys

EC: I know you do.

EC: Full time, Arsene survives another day. To the next one Thierry, bring the pot stickers.

>>>>>>>The Rest of the Saturday and Sunday Matches have been voided because you landed on Jackpot on the Time Warner Wheel of Death, your neighbor may have NBCSN Extra Time, but you wont<<<<<<<

TH: Eric, get the prawn sandwiches, it’s Chelsea/United time. 

EC: Fuck off.

TH: Hey look it’s Rooney, why havent the announcers mentioned that he’s playing?

EC: Fuck Off.

TH: Jose is waving, and look and there’s Rooney with hair.

EC: Fuck Off.

TH: Full time, that was fun.

EC: Fuck Off. 

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