Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday Smorgasbord 2-12

  • Well, I just got back from the Terps beatdown of Dook in College Park today (I didn't see any smoke as I was leaving campus, sorry...). I have to say, there parts of tonight's game that were as painful to watch as a cripple fight. But when the teams are a combined 8-11 in the conference, what do you expect? The Terps are a team of role players with no stars and Dook isn't that much different either. The only difference between these two teams is that Dook gets all sorts of calls that Maryland won't.
  • Best sign seen at the Maryland-Dook game; "Beatin' Dook. So Easy, Even A Caveman Can Do It" along with a picture of the Geico caveman. Though the "Breathe If You Hate Dook" sign is still the alltime best.
  • So John Amaechi came out as the "first" gay NBA player. First of all, who? Secondly, whoop-dee-doo. Look folks, this ranks right up there with the whole Lovie Smith/Tony Dungy Super Bowl thing. David Stern is exactly right when he says that the only thing that matters is does the guy have game, end of story. Yet we continue to genuflect at the altar of political correctness and identity politics while the self-appointed Knights on their white horses from the Forces of Tolerance seek to stamp out any dissent to their cause. First of all, I'll go on the record as saying that Michael Wilbon is as large of a bigot as anybody he tries to denounce as one. But I'm curious Mr. Wilbon, does Tony Dungy's religious invocation just two weeks ago mean anything to you? Dungy said it meant more to him to win the Super Bowl as a good Christian Head Coach than as an African-American Head Coach doing it for the first time. While Shavlik Randolph was rather inarticulate, he got the gist of "love the sinner, hate the sin" Christian teaching right where many Christians don't. But only when you make the fatal mistake of equating somebody's race, creed, sexual orientation, or whatever with the very essence of their humanity you end up in this never ending dance of "diversity" that destroys the common thread that people of a nation and a society share. In other words, the more we seek to divide ourselves into sub-groups, the less likely we will be able to stand up together as one.
  • Ok, political rant over, not only was it bad enough having to sit through that awful hockey game last night, but why were the Caps also saluting Cal Ripken, Jr. for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame? (Yes, I'm going there) Here we are just two weeks removed from when two current B.O.'s get booed off the telescreen and now were honoring a Bhawlmuher sports figure? Where was the tribute to Tony Gwynn? He had just as long and as illustrious career as Ripken did and is as much a class act. Let the Baltimorons honor Cal in Bhawlmuher where they can shout OH! all the want during the Star Spangled Banner (another thing that needs to be removed by force from the Phone Booth) because this is Washington, D.C., not Bhawlmuher.
  • Ok, this week, the Caps have just two games as everybody around them in the standings gets to burn off games in hand and put the Caps further down in the standings. The Caps are off until Thursday when they hit the road to start a three game road trip in Tampa against the Ning at 7:30 pm. On Sunday they make their first ever appearance on NBC when they travel back to Pittsburgh to face Secondary Assist Cindy Crosby and the rest of the Penguin Scum at 3:30 pm. The Terp men also hit the road for two games this week as they travel to Raleigh to face the N.C. State Wolfpack on Wednesday night at 7 pm on ESPN2. They then head on down to Clemson to face the Tigers on Sunday at 4 pm. The Terp women get another shot at the Dook women on Sunday in the cable box at 6 pm on Fox Sportsnet. And while some weather forecasters are sending everybody into a total panic by mentioning the "b" word, Spring can't be too far away now as Nationals Pitchers and Catchers report to Viera, Florida on Thursday to open up Spring Training.
  • As always, please send all comments, criticisms, corrections, suggestions, questions, and profanity laced tirades to "capsnut" over at gmail dot com.

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