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The Twelve Days of Sports - 2014 Edition…

December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Otay Sports Fans, here’s my’3rd “N long attempt to advance thy Yuletide (football) classic 12-days of Christmas Carroll across thee Goal-line, as your Senior Sportyblog Scribe “Touchdown Tommy” vainly tryst to find something relative towards some of the sports largest Stick ‘N Ball series major stories - in hopes of wishing Y’all Happy Holidays!

And speakin’ of Carroll’s, how ‘bout that “Mister Excitement’s” (Pete Carroll) reigning Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, Who’re definitely Playoff bound! (again)

And as ‘RASSCAR Darling Dan-Dan-Danica (Patrick) used to say, when Shilling for an Automotive Supplier whilst running ’round in circles in the Indy Racing League; OOPS! I meant Indy Cars…

“When You Peak, You Win!”

But alas, Yuhs are all wondering ’bout that past riveting Sportyblog rendition of thee 12-days ‘O Sports posted right here on Sportybblog, right?

The Twelve Days of Sports - 2013 edition

And following up last year’s Hit rendition is this year’s smash record’s recording of the Commishes favourite Yule Tide glee… Did somebody say hit? Nope, DON’T Yuhs dare punch me Raymond!

On the Twelfth Day of SportyMas Roger Goodell said to me;
Football, we DON’T need any STINKIN’ Fooh-Fooh Faux English style Football in Americre’ like that Namby-Pamby English Premiere League, as only Americre’ plays REAL Football here in ’tis great land ‘O thee…

On the Twelfth Day of SportyMas Roger Goodell said to me;
Seahawks Twelfth Man raises the Flag!
Eleven Silver Winners trophies
Ten Bites ‘O Beef Jerky
Nine NFL Lawsuits
Eight Second Sound Bytes
Seven Prickly Pear Cacti
Six Rams Draft Picks for RG3
Five MLS Cups
Four Overweight Suitcases
Three Stanley Cups
Two Wins is SWEET!
And an Ineligible Personal Conduct policy!

And remember Y’all; Seven foot one inch Shaq can’t sing these Christmas carols any better than Sir Charles; Ho-Ho-Ho!

1) Making a Mockery Out of the Personal Conduct Policy
Have to say I’m really, really NOT impressed one iota by the Nat’l Football League… Nor their repeated bungling ‘O Domestic Violence issues, not to mention everything else wrong with the repeated missteps of the “Commish!” As I still say: Can Y’all say Cover-up? Like I never got that package in the mail; Honest… And Roger Goodell should be out on his bum; Oh Never Mind!

Women’s Groups blast NFL’s new Personal Conduct policy

2) Raiders 2nd Win is Sweet!
In all of my euphoria to stick it to my 40WHINERZ’ Fans, I called them the LA Raiders, like “Just Win Baby!” Although I do know that they’re actually the Oakland Raiders, it’s just that I tend to think of them in LA guise, a la the John Madden Glory Years… Although I think the last time they were truly “Golden” somebody named Gruden was at the Helm, while the name Tim Brown sticks in my ‘Wayback machine…

As surely it was a Shock for the waning 49ers to lose to a lowly 1-11 Raiders team upon traveling across the bay to Oakland to witness the cagey veteran QB David Caar carve up San Francisco’s defense en route to a 24-13 win!

Ironically, will history repeat itself soon? As the last time the Raiders appeared in the Super Bowl they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recently departed Oakland head coach John Gruden, who’d been traded for a bevy ‘O Draft pics and $8m in cash; Hmm? Is Jimmy “HarBooBoobaugh and SF about to pull a similar dealio with Oakland? Only time will tell…

3) Can the LA Kings win Three Stanley Cups?
I became a fan of the Kings after reading about their coach Daryl Sutter from Up North Eh! Who’s “Day Job” is rancher and how he had to get somebody else to fill-in for him during (cattle) Heardin’ time cause the NHL Playoffs were getting in the way! And then after what “the Great One,” aka Wayne Gretsky couldn’t deliver, Sutter’s squad gave Los Angeles its first Stanley Cup after 45yrs of futility!

West Coast Fever

My continued infinity for Uhm? An LA based team is somewhat centered ’round our favourite ‘lil Tacoma, WA “Biestro,” aka Tatanka Takeout, who’s Buffalo meat is Oh So Tasty! Along with the affable ‘N enjoyable owner Nathan, who’s penchant is ice hockey and is a lifelong LA Kings Aficionado - who makes multiple visits back to La-La Land yearly in order to take in a game, a la last year’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup!

Can the Kings win a third Stanley Cup this year? I have NO FREAKIN” CLUE! As one night they win, the next they lose. But I simply enjoy following their progress in order to have Somme-thun’ “SMART” to say to Nathan the next time we drop by… Uhm, Uhm, may be another Buffalo Burrito on New Year’s eve?

4) 2 Overweight Suitcases is One too Many!
Hopefully by the time Y’all read this, perennial NBA All Star Steve Nash will have retired permanently from the game, as the oft-injured player apparently threw his back out just prior to this year’s regular season when picking up some suitcases! As time to focus upon your post playing career, i.e.; Vancouver Whitecaps, etc

5) Who’ll be First to Five?
As I previously scribbled here upon Sportyblog, I watched my first ever Major League Soccer Cup championship game, largely on the hopes that New England would send “LD10,” nee Landon Donovan packing dejectedly, as “Americres’ Greatest-ever” soccer player was retiring upon completion of the game.

Yet it wasn’t to be, as the Revolution, who fought a very scrappy game, forcing OT, lost 2-1 en route to their fifth MLS Cup defeat, with head coach Jay Heaps having been involved in all five! With New England becoming the first MLS franchise to lose five trips to the championship game…

Hence, on the other side of the pitch, Donovan was basking in the champagne afterglow of the Galaxy being the first in history to win five MLS Cups, while he himself notched a record sixth…

6) The Master of Understatement…
Enjoyed the brief story ’bout how Jeff Fisher, arguably the Tennessee Titans most successful head coach… Took the rare opportunity to stick the knife in Washington’s back Pre-game, by sending all six of his players acquired via Redskins Draft picks in order to move up draft-wise to ensure choosing Robert Griffin III to be St Louis’s coin toss co-captains; YOUCH!

As the Rams shellacked the Redskins 24-0 whilst the once heralded RG3 sat on the bench…

7) DAWGS’ Oblivious of National Championship whilst in thee Desert
While I’m certain that the majority of the nation will be focused upon the first ever National Championship Bowl Game, the Washington Huskies (8-5) will travel to The Valley of the Sun to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6) on January 2nd, 2015 for the Cactus Bowl at ASU’s Sun devil Stadium.

Although this year’s Rose Bowl won’t have the same significance or meaning for Mwah, naturally I’ll be rootin’ for Marcus Mariota and his Oregon Ducks to be victorious and ultimately National Champions, even if it’ll pain me to be cheering for one of the DAWGS’ biggest rivals! Yet it’s been a longtime since we’ve shredded any “Rubber Duckies;” Hya! As hopefully first year Head Coach Chris Peterson can get his gang to just focus upon beating ‘Dem Stinkin’ Cowboys! Since after all, isn’t that where some BASTARDO took our Supersonics to?

8) We Have Ways to Make You Speak Marshawn!
Yeah, I understand rules are rules, and Marshawn Lynch is supposed to talk to the media; but, really? Fining him $100,000 seems really petty to me… And I’m not cryin’ for a “Pity Pooh” for Marshawn, it’s just that it seems like the NFL’s got so many larger problems than going after a player who’s reluctant to hog the limelight behind the microphone! Like, Uhm? Can Y’all imagine if “Neon Deon” had been like this; Oh Never Mind!

What’s that Marshawn, you’re gonna wear blue shoelaces next week? Oh, your favourite bubble-gum flavour is Tahiti Passion Fruit… Thanks for the interview Marshawn!

9) NfL’s Revolving Door of Litigation
As the NFL’s Goodell The Benevolent! Err, Mr. Goody 2 Shoes Commissioner Roger Goodell tap dances ‘N sings thy phrases of the National Football League over ‘N over again… Uhm, has anybody seen the Commish? Think he’s hiding out at home these days; Hya!

As I scribbled before, this year it truly does seem like they’re harkening back to their good ‘Ol National Felon’s League guise instead! As the league bungled mightily its Ray Rice case, not to mention Super Star Adrian Peterson’s belt whipping debacle! And that’s before we even get to the myriad of others under the cloud of Domestic Violence… Not to mention somebody named Erin Hernandez or Darren Sharper!

The NFL’s Dark Side…

10) Sherman Speaks!
Otay, I’m sure it’s largely forgotten by now, right? As doesn’t Nov 25th seem so long ago? Yet for Mwah, this was priceless and probably the BEST interview of the year, when Seattle Seahawks brash CB Richard Sherman, along with help from WR Doug Baldwin, albeit in the form of a life-size cardboard cutout cleverly and correctly ripped the National Football League over its hypocritical “Double Standards” in a show of Seahawks team-mates solidarity for RB Marshawn Lynch’s ridiculous $100k fine for not speaking to the media…

richard sherman doug baldwin picture photo press conference

Richard Sherman and cutout Doug Baldwin criticize NFL policies

And before Y’all go ripping Messer Sherman, like Mr. Sporty, I too urge you to read the following story which rightly points out Richard’s correctness towards the NFL’s Hippocras.

An Ugly Preview to A Gruesome Matchup

For which many NFL players lauded Sherman’s creativity towards the 869lb Behemoth known as the Nat’l Football League…

Seahawks Richard Sherman gets lots of support from NFL players

11) Hamilton joins Pantheon of Formula 1 Greats
Who’s Hamilton Y’all may be asking? Its none other than the BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year, nee Lewis Hamilton, who became a double world champion this year on the back of his staggering eleven “W’s” in Formula 1 this season!

Hamilton, who’s black becomes the sports 16th driver in its illustrious 65-year history to claim two F1 Drivers world championships and joins the rarefied air of British double title winners Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, some of the sport’s most elite!

I also had the privilege of witnessing in the flesh Messer Hamilton become Britain’s winningest driver in history when he broke ‘Ol Bloody ‘Nige’s record of 31 Grand Prix victories, which Nigel Mansell had held since 1994. As thy “Young ‘Louise” serenely motored past his rival “silver Arrows” (Mercedes) team-mate Nico Rosberg at Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas en route to his second win at COTA in three years and his 32nd win overall, whilst becoming the fifth most successful F1 driver for overall victories…

12) Seahawks 12th Man raises their Hawks Freak Flag Again!
Perhaps Y’all can tell that I began poondin’ this out whilst awaiting the second round of Seattle vs. San Francisco at ‘Der Clink, aka Century Link Field, as all week long the local radio station had been playing “Put a Sock in I-T Harbaugh!” And whilst setting a new all-time attendance record of 68,526, not to mentioning the relentless roar. What’s the quickest way to quiet one of the nation’s loudest stadiums? Simple, back the home team into a 4th and FREAKIN’ 39! Which is exactly what the 49ers did, in one of their brief moments of defensive brilliance.

But Alas, the 12th Man; Err Men, Women, Children, Dogs, etc all left the stadium delirious once again after Seattle won 17-7 in what could have been Jimmy Harbaugh’s last meeting as San Fran’s head coach against despised NFC West rivals Seattle.

Especially since I think the dye was cast after the 49ers inexplicably let San Diego claw their way back from a three touchdown deficit at halftime to lose at home 38-35 in OT! Which caused me to burst out into spontaneous laughter when discovering the score a few hours after the game’s finale…

As now I, like the rest of Seattle mash our teeth in nervous anticipation of Sunday Night’s intra-division Showdown in the Desert vs. Arizona; GO HAWKS!

Hey, all I’ve got to root for “MY” Titans is that they win the Marcus Mariota sweepstakes in April!

And this wraps up another season of wonderful stories scribbled by Touchdown Tommy at Sportyblog. Felice Navidad, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years Y’all!

Thank You for continuing to read this blog…

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