Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I am glad to see that you have held off on good old Bob. I know you love being a blogger, and I do think you need to be careful about Julio Lugo.

But, let's be clear.

Because I HATE THIS:
But believe the world revovles around this:
There is NO WAY I am a communist.

We all know that soccer is a sign of communism, and I hate soccer.


I will not write him of JUST YET! But I am still veeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrry angry. (Said like Michelle Tanner or Kim or Brittin) I am angry, because I consider myself a blogger, while You (Thom, when I say You, I mean Thom) consider yourself a columnist (or communist).
Why do I consider myself a blogger and not have any desire to be a columnist? Because I want to be able to write/make fun of people I do not know. And if by some chance one of them like Julio Lugo, does find out it was me who made fun of and they decide to come beat me up...then I will have another think to blog about.

Don't Write Him Off Just Yet

So I went and listened to the Buzz-Lightyear rant that you talked about, and I want you to wait before you write-off Costas.

It is clear that Buzz Bissinger looses his mind. He seems to be up-set that he as "worked 40 years trying to perfect the craft [sports writing]" and that people like Will Leitch are "the future" of the industry."

While you are write that Costas didn't stop him, Bissinger was so out of control. He called blogs obscene and vulgar, yet he couldn't keep from dropping the F-Bomb. Let us remember that Bissinger really has one great book. That book he has pimped out so far that most people don't know that it is both a book and a true story. It is hard to take his "righteous indignation" seriously. For me, when I here him going off, I just hear a sad old man who refuses to change with the times.

First, let's look at a couple things that he said about blogs in general. He said that they are about "speed and dishonesty" and that all blogs are "glib and profaine". I think that blogs are about speed, but that is what the internet age is about. I tell anyone when reading the news online that they are only getting pieces of the story and wait until the morning and you will get the entire story. I think that Peter, Buster, Jason, Tommy Lasorda, and many other quality sports writters/bloggers who work hard to get the fans information as fast as possible wouldn't go on TV and be as profane as Bissinger was. To me this was just Buzz's last stand, it was sad, maybe he is bitter that he can't get a blog?

I do not look at Costas as the bad guy in this. I've watched the clip, I don't think he could have stopped Bissinger from going off. I don't think a frieght train filled with hot chicks wearing Permian High School Panthers or Dillion High School Panthers cheer-leader out-fits could have stopped Bissinger from his tirade. You may want to blame Bob for producing the set-up, but I am not too sure about that.

In the clip that I heard, Costas tried to derail the conversation three times. First he tried his hand at humor, but Buzz wouldn't stop. Next he interrupted him, saying "okay, that's enough." Buzz stopped on the current point but quickly jumped back on. Finally Bob said, "that's a generalization," as Bissinger defined how he saw blogs.

Now it may all be true, and I may have my head in the clouds on this, but I think you should give Bob a mulligan on this one. He is your boy, Blue. I really don't think that he could have stopped Buzz, and now Buzz has lost any hope of having any readership.

Dear Bob Costas,

When I was younger I had a desire to be a world famous sports broadcaster. I watched all of your broadcasts and did everything that I could to study you and what you do. When I received my Eagle Award, I was presented with a picture signed by YOU, congratulating me on this great day. It was a highlight of that day. So, thank you for that.
BUT, after last night, I am done with you. Last night on your HBO show, Costas Now, you had a round table discussion about blogs. The members of this discussion were Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights and an award winning writer, Will Leitch, founder of and Braylon Edwards, WR for the Browns. In the past you have, like many other members of the media, have been highly critical of blogs. So, tonight you invited a moron, Buzz LightYear, to verbally attack Leitch and all other bloggers. Not only did you not stop him, but you helped him and even planned in this occurring. Buzz LightYear, who spent most of the time yelling about how disgusting and profane blogs are, was the most disgusting and profane person at the "discussion". And you did not say a word. Bob, you are not better that Bill O'Rielly, who often attacks Jon Stewart for reporting the "fake" news.
This is for all sports media, especially you Bob and Buzz LightYear, get over yourselves.



Who Broke My Window

Dearest Roger,

Over the last five to six months it just seems like nothing but lies surround you. There are so many holes in every story that you tell, and every story that is told about you. I know that you feel like people are misremembering the facts, or that other people are doing bad things (including your wife) that you would never do, or that you are a good guy that just mentors 15 year-old up and coming country singers that you meet in karaoke bars. But come clean Roger . . . come clean. I know it is hard. Learn from Carlton!



Carter Brothers Hats

I am sure you are all wondering about the Carter Brothers logo. Well, our cousin-in-law Muranda gave us a bunch of different mock-ups using different baseball team hat logos.

With this logo we had hats made. These hats came in today. Take a look.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sam's Right!

Sam is right, this current big three, will never be like THE BIG THREE!

But . . .

If this guy has a small hope of being mentioned near the same sentences as . . .
This guy, and . . .

This guy . . .

Then he has to bring home these!

It's just too bad that RED isn't here to watch this.