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July 8th, 2018 · No Comments

Thin Ice? NOPE! We’re still here, but like many of uze’ Out Thar’, life’s simply gotten in the way for the proverbial Sportyblog Braintrust; Hya!

As your El Senor Scribe Touchdown Tommy was basking in the HEAT of Indiana over Memorial Day weekend attending the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. As hey, I just had to see Queen Danica (Patrick) one final time; Hiccup!

Where ironically two years ago when touring the IMS Museum, which was formally the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame museum. When being given a very special treat of touching some rare, vintage racing cars during a personally guided tour. Another famous trophy was wheeled by us. With some other museum visitors squawking on ’bout Thar’ revered Stanley Cup as Indy Cars most famous Borg Warner trophy was pushed past us by two IMS employees for its Media trip to New York, the day after Alexander Rossi had won the Indy 500.

R100: Touching Three Awesome Racecars!

Whilst Mr. Sporty, the Editor of these riveting posts I poond’ out for your reading enjoyment has been out of town.

As I last pontificated about whether or not the Golden Knights could Beat the Odds? For which Y’all know they came up short. Which surely is a relief for the Las Vegas “bookies” who took two $30,000 Bets when the Odds were 500:1; Aye Karumba!

The Washington Capitals, after years of Frustration, win Stanley Cup

While the silver lining in the other Washington’s Capitals winning their maiden Stanley Cup after 43yrs of futility is that their right Winger’ T.J. Oshie Hails from the West Coast’s Washington, and now becomes only its second ever “Native Son” to have won the prestigious trophy…

Capitals T.J. Oshie in rare company for Hockey Players from Washington

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Floating in a Punch Bowl…

July 8th, 2018 · No Comments

As Y’all know what “Floaters” are Righto? Although I’m trying to refrain from using the word TURD, for which our most Glorious Emperor just laid another finely crafted piece of SHIT…

So I was going thru my morning ritual of listening to my NFB Newsline for The Blind Telephone News and burst out in laughter Friday morning over the first article I came across on The Guardian’s Sports Section.

As Seriously! Does the Great Wizard behind The Curtain at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue think we’re really that Stupid? Uhm, like potentially Pardoning a Dead Boxing Legend who’s Conviction was Overturned by the Supreme Court some four decades ago.

Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

Yet as I further contemplated the sheer Brilliance of this Fake Jab, I find it most ironic that it comes one Day after his Numero Uno Black Football Player Colin Kaepernick, who he previously called a “son of A Bitch!” Lawyer’s are planning to Subpoena the President for his case against the NFL for Collusion in Barring him from being signed to play for any National Football League Franchise…

Which comes right after Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins most superb response to our Fearless Leader’s latest Bullying Tactics.

Malcolm Jenkins chooses Handwritten Signs instead of Spoken Words to convey message after White House cancellation

along with OOH! Un-inviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, as what did ‘Ol Mr. T used to say over Idiots who Mocked Him? Oh Yeah, “I Pity the Fool!”

Just Sayin’

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Can the Golden Knights Beat the odds?

May 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

This year in Dallas, 32 NFL Franchises will be “Betting-the-Farm” with their respective First Round Draft Picks, not to mention all of the Wheeling-Dealing that’ll occur over the three days riveting Draft television coverage; YAWN!

Yet instead, I found the Los Angeles Times article over the possibility of this year’s Cinderella National Hockey League’s expansion Golden Knights more entertaining than all of the noise surrounding the NFL Draft!

Since although I only follow Hockey casually, most notably having paid minor Attenzione over the latter season’s Playoffs Push of my current favourite NHL Team, the Los Angeles Kings, albeit I may have my own team to root for in Seattle soon?

Hey, if Yuhs cannot land an NBA Franchise, then why not start with an NHL Team instead, Eh?

Having first become acquainted with the Kings Wayback in the late 1980’s? Whenever it made front page News over “The Great One!” Wayne Gretzky having been traded by the Edmonton Oilers to La-La Land, which I can still recall learning via the USA Today Newspaper, but I digress…

I then began rooting for the L.A. Kings via a serendipitous connection a few years ago, when we used to frequent a fine ‘lil Bistro specializing in Bison Meat in “the city of Destiny,” aka Tacoma, where it’s proprietor Nathan is a Gynormous Kings Fan! Making frequent trips to Los Angeles during their past Playoff runs.

Thus I began my casual association of Kings Fever during the Daryl Sutter era, which ultimately netted them two revered Stanley Cup trophies! Before he, and their GM were Fired.

Whilst I won’t make any noise over the Synchronicity ‘O Sutter being a Cattle Rancher and Nathan’s “good Eats” Bison restaurant; MOO, MOO! Get along ‘lil doggie…

Fast forward to this year’s NHL Playoffs, where if you’re a Hockey Fan, you already know that the upstart expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Kings in their first round playoff series.

And I believe that the golden Knights have already made History, by becoming the first NHL expansion Franchise to win their Division., although I didn’t follow them this year. Along with having dispatched the Kings, now face another California team, the San Jose Sharks in their road to the Stanley Cup.

All of which makes the Bookmakers in Vegas mildly Nervous, since initially the Odds given to the Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup were 500-1!

Golden Knights’ surprising Stanley Cup playoff run could be costly for Vegas

Yet presumably, the Betting Industry is a multi-Billion affair, for which although I didn’t read the story, nevertheless whilst perusing The Guardian’s Sports section, I came across the Headline denoting Tennis’s current integrity issue regarding betting.

Tennis has serious Integrity issue with Betting says Independent Study

Alas, my ‘Ol Fashioned One Arm Bandit came up with Three Lemons; Chuh-Ching! Having previously read the Air & Space Magazine’s article upon the Ultimate Bet having been wagered on over a Half Century ago, before paying off Handsomely on live TV for its winner upon Neil Armstrong stepping on the Moon.

Betting On the Moon

Which naturally made me reminisce over Armstrong’s co-pilot and Rapper Extraordinaire, Edwin Buzz’ (”Lightyear”) aldrin, Jr., the second Man to step upon the Moon. As how time flies by, Eh? As it’s already nearly three years ago that I read his great Autobiography.

Magnificent Desolation: An Astronaut’s re-entry to life on Earth and Beyond…

As I Don’t recall; Hmm? Total Recall? Oh Never Mind! How I found It, but Buzz did a Rap Song with Snoop Dog-Dog a few years ago.

And thus, while I’ve got ZERO Clue if the golden Knights will come up All Sevens in their Quest to hoist the Stanley Cup triumphantly, all they’ll need is? What is it Buzz? sing it Buzz! All You Need, is the Rocket Experience…

VIDEO: The Rocket Experience Song

Uhm, perhaps that’ll be the Houston Rockets NBA Championship victory son instead? Oh Never Mind! That’s a “Hole Nutter” story for another day…

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Spring Blitz: Swedish Superstar Scores twice while Knocking off ‘Ol Man Winter’s rust, Catches The “Chicken Skins” in Debut

April 13th, 2018 · No Comments

Ah, it’s the Month ‘O May, Uhm, wait Ah Minute, that’s a whole different Story; Hya! As many of Yuhs are probably going Ga-Ga over some Madness in March right now, Eh? Whale’ it was March when I began honing this finely crafted Sportyblog post; but I digress…

As I’m Ah-thinkin’, think Pink! That the National Football League’s annual Free Agency Pass Rush is a distant memory now. As Arse-sumedly Y’all are Frothing’ over the impending NFL Draft?

NFL: Winners, Losers and Biggest Questions on Day 1 of 2018 Free Agency

And although “Mr. Sporty” may not find it funny; Ha-Ha? I found it Hilarious that one of Seattle’s biggest Mouthpieces Sherm’ immediately signed a contract with the Division rival San Francisco 49ers a lone, single, solitary day after being cut loose from the Seahawks!

As Richard Sherman was just another Salary Cap casualty according to Seattle’s GM John “Not Bo duke” Schneider.

NFL. Looking at how NFC West was redone. Rams and the San Francisco 49ers do a bang-up job to flip the division upside down

Meanwhile I heard it via The Grapevine. If Yuhs Sports Fans in The Raisin State are looking for some way to spend your Tax Refund, perhaps Y’all will wish to put a down payment upon one of Los Angeles newest coming attractions, where a shiny new padded seat will cost you a small fortune…

New football stadium’s best seats will come at a price. Rams’ top season tickets will have $100,000 seat license. Chargers ask $75,000

Yet with The Boys ‘O Summer now having ended Spring Training, many Major League Baseball Fans eyeballs are squarely focused upon the lowly Los Angeles Angels newest Superstar. Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani, who at age 23 is hoping to become MLB’s first two way sensation since the late Babe Ruth.

Shohei Ohtani, Angels undaunted by rocky spring: ‘He’s going to wow us,’ says Mike Trout

And although Ohtani’s definitely wound-up his Fastball to sixth-gear, and is currently wowing Angels Fans with glimpses of his impending Super-Stardom. I’m more intrigued over the forthcoming Showdown between the “Grasshopper” and the Master. When Shohei comes to Safeco Field to square off against the Seattle Mariners beloved ichiro Suzuki.

A different side of Ichiro emerges in return to Mariners

And while it’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the NBA Playoffs, with Ice Hockey skating towards the impending Stanley Cup finals, I’ve been more intrigued lately over Major League Soccer’s newest European sensation, for whom I have trouble pronouncing his last name, Ya Sure Yuh Betcha!

Although the 36yr old Swedish Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, obviously in the twilight of his Football career, seems to have chosen the right MLS Franchise and City to land in. Having simply announced his arrival to La-La Land with a full page Advert in the Los Angeles Times saying” You’re Welcome LA!

HE’S HARD TO IGNORE. Ibrahimovic has enormous talent and an even bigger ego, which make him a perfect fit for Los Angeles

As I just simply chortled out loud to myself, after Ibrahimovic’s Cinderella debut vs. cross-town rivals Los Angeles FC, that the Galaxy had just spent the best $3.2 million dollars ever!

Laughing loudly when reading how Zlatan said, How Do you Say? I got the Chicken Skins; Err Goose Bumps after scoring the winning goal…

SOCCER. GALAXY 4, LAFC 3. Ibrahimovic makes presence felt in a flash

Alas, although Spring may have Arrived? It seems that Mother Nature was telling us here in the Pacific Northwest to not jump the starting gun just quite yet. As the yearly AMA Supercross event came to Seattle’s Century Link Field Saturday, April 7th and the track was a virtual Mud-bog due to the continuous deluge ‘O Wet Stuff we’re being continuously Bombarded with! As Century Link Don’t Have NO Stinkin’ Retractable Roof!

Not to mention the Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins game being Snowed Out! Whilst some Bald Eagle wanted to see how the weather was atop our “Big Maple Leaf” James Paxton’s shoulder; Cymbol Crash please! Although we’ve at least turned the corner, or is that a 6-4-3 Somme-thun’ Baseball play metaphor?

since soon before your rambling Sportyblog el Senor Scribe Touchdown Tommy knows it, it’ll be Memorial Day weekend and time to G-O watch Danica Patrick’s final race before retiring. But that’s another story for a different day…

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So, Just How GURR-REAT! Really was this year’s Great American Race?

March 6th, 2018 · No Comments

Fortunately I’ve gotten somewhat savvy enough to know to wait ’til at least half of the race’s scheduled broadcast time’s passed before turning on Thy Telie!

Although for once, inexplicably, I couldn’t stands its No more! Which was probably due to another miserable winter we’re having here in the Pacific Northwest!

Hence, I turned Thy Telie’ on for Background noise whilst making myself a Ham Sandwich for luch; Hya! But why were they only on Lap-26 at 12:33PM, an hour after the green flag had supposedly been waved?

Since the last DayToner’ 500 I can recall watching was when ‘Ol Monty, who was also given the moniker of Mac Montoya upon switching allegiances over from Formula 1 to Roundy-rounds RASSCAR’ Wayback at the end of ‘06, in deference to eatin’ at some Golden Arches franchise…

As unbelievably Juan Pablo Montoya H-I-T the Jet-blower drying the track during the 2012 event; Aye Karumba! As what’s that song ’bout Great Balls ‘O fire?

VIDEO: 2012 Daytona 500 Juan Pablo Montoya Crashes into Jet Dryer

Then again, it was Queen Danica’s final NASCAR Stock Car race, since she’s still got one race remaining in her esteemed “Danica Double.” Yuhs know when Danica Patrick takes the green flag for the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend; Chirp-Chirp, Crickets?

Yet besides the inclement weather, which was just Rain at that point here in Seattle… I suppose I was somewhat curious, since the media was doing a good job of gettin’ us all ah-lather over the new “Brat Pack,” which will hopefully deliver the TAxicabland Bombers into the future.

Baby Faces: Cup Series flooded with New Drivers

And whilst it would be like “Shooting Fish in a Barrel,” regarding NASCAR’s plummeting TV Ratings numbers, with this year’s just completed Daytona 500’s dropping a massive 23%. for comparison, this year’s just concluded Winter Olympics dropped 17%.

And while I know of one fellow IndyCar Blogger who continually beats thou Drum of how it’s television ratings are on the Rise; Tuh-Duh!

It’s pretty Sad commentary since, that’s the only way they had to G-O from there, having floundered in the 0.2-03% Nielsen ratings category previously. Meaning if they dropped any further, the series would be Dead.

Nope instead, and hang on Sports Fans, specifically Y’all Stick ‘N Ball devotees, this rants supposed to be ’bout the Drivers, for which I have to give some extremely small Kudos to NASCAR, since after its 14 years Diversity programme netted a whopping 10% Diversity.

As this year’s DayToner’ 500 featured a woman, a Mexican, a driver of Cuban descent and one African American. With Dan-Dan-Danica, Daniel Suarez, Aric Almirola and Darrell Wallace, Jr. respectively claiming four of the race’s 40 starting positions.

2018 Daytona 500 Entry list

Yet ironically Almirola takes over the seat Danica previously held at Stewart Haas Racing this year Fulltime. While Suarez, who’s just beginning his second Cup season, has already scored nearly twice as many Top-10 finishes (12) in one season vs. Danica’s entire six-plus year career. (7)

But as one door seemingly closes upon motor racing, i.e.; the loss of Danica Patrick and female drivers in general. Since motor racing is one of the few sports today which isn’t gender biased, i.e.; separate Men’s and Women’s categories, albeit Thars one backwards looking European organization trying to wreck that…

Females Racing in Men’s World…

Yet, the timing seems Apropos, instead I find Darrell “Bubbah” Wallace, Jr’s Swagger and Persona immensely refreshing, especially since he’s all of 24yrs old, and now seemingly has the entire nation’s Spotlight upon him. Whale’ at least the Nascar Nation’s since he drives for none other than “the King!” Formally known as Richard Petty, Stock Car’s most successful ever Driver! who by the way, has won the most Daytona 500’s with a record seven victories.

Bubba Wallace, Nascar’s African American star, takes on tracks and the trolls

And whilst I’ve known casually of Bubbah Wallace since his breaking into NASCAR’s Craftsman; Err Camping World PickemUps’ Trucks series. Not to mention Lewis Hamilton, who’s been decimating the Formula 1 world the past four years. Who as the reigning F1 world Champion is seeking to join only two other drivers in the Sports History as Five-times World Champions this year.

Instead, it’s another driver I knew the mane of, but not his ethnicity who I’m more impressed with. As his name is Jann Mardenborough, who went from the unlikely avenue of “Gamer” to race winning driver, who’s currently carving out his niche in International Sports Car racing.

Whilst it would be super easy to make some Wisecrack about a Nut in the White House who just celebrated his favourite month of the year. Not to mention having to endure watching a Black Man nearly win his beloved racing series premiere event!

Nope instead, I’ll point Y’all towards another unheralded African American racer, who’s a multi-time champion himself, and who I recently listened to in a great interview.

Antron Brown on Excellence and His Mentor…

While Oh Yeah, That Great American Race? NOT really so great if Yuhs ask me. Besides the three hours ‘O Commercial breaks… Thars just somme-thun’ fundamentally wrong with simply Nurfing your fellow competitor outta duh way to Win Duh Race!

As I know one of NASCAR’s time honoured slogans is “Racin’s Rubbin’, but SHIT! There’s just NO Sport in Crashing somebody purposely into the Wall at nearly 200mph in order to be victorious… As Y’all cannot get away with that on the Freeway, Righto?

and lastly, it’s pretty funny how all of the speculation leading up to the race is how the two Americun’ Auto Manufacturers were chasin’ that pesky foreign jobber’, i.e.; Toyota, since guess who won the race?

Chevy, Ford working to catch Toyota

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