A massacre, total destruction, ravaged, completely leveled, no I’m not talking about the effects of an atomic bomb but what the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team did to Florida State. An elite eight style, 90-50 beat down was handed out last night in Dayton, Ohio. After the game the uconn women were arrested on battery and assault charges and held without bail. Just kidding! but if they put a whopping on Baylor like they did to the seminoles, I think it would be appropriate for the law to step in. The uconn women are appearing in their eighth final four since 2000, you can do the math thats 8 out of 10. I can not think of ANY team other than John Wooden’s UCLA team’s that come close or surpasses the type of dynasty that Geno Auriemma has put together over at uconn. They honestly put a Steve Young six touchdown super bowl performance on every single team they play. Some people think it’s great for the sport I personally think its a direct insult to everyone in women’s college basketball and it makes me sick to think of the huge talent gap in women’s basketball right now. Bottom line, it’s just not competitive and no body wants to watch sports that are uncompetitive.
BTW: It’s a no brainer my favorite dynasty of all time, The New York Yankees. Considering they can be considered a dynasty on four or five different accounts.
What’s your favorite dynasty?
Sam I Am.
Sam Bradford’s pro day was about as fun as a snow day. From what I have read/seen/heard Bradfords pro day went according to plan. Bradford, who 6 weeks ago was getting up off a operating table looked crisp, strong, and confident today in Norman, Oklahoma. The former Heisman trophy winner threw 4 to 6, 40 yard balls that were tight accurate spirals. Sam also looked like he was very strong and possibly even stronger than before he get hurt. The sky was the limit for this kid before his injury and to be honest it looks like not much has changed. Most importantly Bradford’s throwing motion was fluid and it did not look like the shoulder was causing him any discomfort. Lastly, the kids a winner and lets face it, the Rams could use a winner. I think Steve Spagnuolo would be awfully foolish not to select Sam Bradford as the first overall draft choice in 2010. The Rams had many weaknesses last season and quarter back was one of the largest holes they needed to fill. Sam would look great in the blue and gold.
Gentlemen start your engines…
Daily Dime Piece of the Week: Ashley Force
Ask you self this, how many smoke shows do you know that can drive faster than you and still look AAOHHH beautiful while doing it? Ashley Force can. Ashley is a NHRA drag car racer. If you thought Danica Patrick was the fastest women on earth, you thought wrong. To be precise Ms. Force drives a funny car and there’s nothing funny about these cars. What they really should be called is get the fuck out of my way cars because they blaze down the track at speeds that normally exceed 300 MPH. Put it this way, if this chick was your significant other, you’d never be late for anything ever again. The girls got a lead foot. Not only does she melt rubber on the race track, she can melt you with her smile. Ashley just has that thing about her, its like a mixture of cute, gorgeous, and athletic…. would not mind for my kids to have those qualities if yea know what I mean.
*** I understand the picture is hard to read, just click on it and it will become very clear
And with the 8th pick in the 2010 Masters of the Universe MLB Fantasy Draft the New York Dankees select….
Here they are, the new look, New York Dankees. Gotta love em.
Very pleased with my team top to bottom. I could not exactly get all the power I wanted to be able to “bully” the home run category, the 8th spot was a little rough on the power. Although I feel like I have enough power to remain very competitive in HR’s, especially if Cuddyer has another barbaric year.
- My teams strengths: RBI’s, runs, batting average, and saves
- Weaknesses: ERA and WHIP.
- Spots where it will be interesting to see what happens:
- Stolen bases - I went with all my base stealers through my outfield just like I said I was. I got a good mix of guys: Crawford, Victorino, and Span all good base stealers to keep me competitive in that category.
- Home runs - Like I said before I have some pretty decent power just depends on whether or not Cuddyer and Zimmerman can be 30+ again this year.
- Strike outs - I actually very content with my staffs strike outs, I just thought compared to my guys RBI’s, runs, AVG and saves it was not considered one of my strongest points.
- Wins - I flat out went for pitchers that won games last year and for most part have been winning games their whole careers, if my guys put up the same numbers they did last year I should be well off in the win category.
In the end its all unpredictable, the players have to perform on the field in order for me to win the ship, bottom line. I did all I could by having a pretty good draft and now I just have to sit back, NOT manage like a dope and enjoy the season.
11 days, 9 hours…
I can hear the crack of the bat in my sleep, I can’t wait any longer.
Tonight’s the biggest baseball night for me until April 4th, he’s my fantasy master plan:
- First two rounds I’m taking the two best power hitters on the board.
- Going for a power hitting line up this year, going to try and bully the HR, R, RBI.
- Going to try and use my outfielders, second baseman and possibly my shortstop for SB.
- The earliest I’ll draft a pitcher is the 5th round.
- The way I figure is drafting pitching is more risking, pitchers are more likely to have a down year and being that there is 2 percentage categories you can finesse draft for pitching, rather than try and bully it.
Thats my main strategy, I like to keep it simple and go with my gut. If I feel like a player is consistent I’d rather draft him over someone who had a random monster year. Remember Baseball is a marathon not a sprint, so draft guys with good injury track records.
Insider tip: Joe Mauer is amazing and i think he’s a great ball player so do no take this the wrong way. I going to stay away from Mauer this year (unless i get him at a steal) not because I think he’s going to have a down year, but the Twins are playing outdoors this year in possibly some terrible weather at times…. soo who knows what that means but for some reason it scares me.
BTW I play in a 12 man head to head 5x5
12 days… 12 more days.
If the season were to start today these two men would know their roles, rotation for one and to the pen for another. Phil was always destine to be a starting pitcher and joba, a flamethrower reliever. I’ll never forget that one quite night in May when Mr. Hughes had a no hitter goes in Texas, all i kept saying to my self was wow this kids going to be good. Then it was like the world stop spinning for a second and Phil pulled a hammy, a freaking hammy. That’s all O.K. now though because Hughes had a wonderful season in the pen last year and despite not looking good on paper this spring, jumping Joe Girardi says he’s throwing some of the best stuff he’s ever thrown. Joba on the other hand looks like Paris Hilton camping….. lost. He needs to get back to what he does best, come out of the pen like a bad ass mother trucker and throw fire. Last year was the biggest mind fuck for him ever, if Joba doesn’t pan out, I hate to say this but…… the Yankees would have really messed this one up. He needs to hit the reset button, not worry about what everyone wants him to do and just play his ball. He’s shown the world he can put batter’s down in tough spots, he just needs to recapture that and help turn it into number 28 for the Yanks.
Oooooooh! Sunday funday, Sunday fundayyy.
I present to you…. Chelsea Cooley.
Why Chelsea Cooley? And why is she having so much fun on this beautiful Sunday? Well, Chelsea just so happens to be the girlfriend of the Minnesota Twins heart throb of a catcher, Joe Mauer. Thats not even the fun part. The fun part is, Joe signed a 8 year 184 million dollar contract today, and no he does not play for the Yankees (actually all he does is murder the Yankees every time they play). Well deserved too, Mauer batted .365 last year and was the AL MVP award winner, but this has become the norm for Mauer recently and exactly the reason why the Twins “wifed” him up. Speaking of wives, I’d have to say I would not mind putting the ring on Ms. Cooley’s finger, She’s flat out gorgeous. Chelsea is so unbelievably good looking that just looking at her makes me feel like my life sucks for some reason. Joe you officially have everything a guy could ever want, your on the cover of a video game, you have an MVP trophy, and your girlfriend can snap necks with her stunning looks.
Oh and BTW Chelsea was 2005 Miss USA
Daily Dime Piece of the Week: Stephanie McGwire
Back, back, back….. gone.
Probably the biggest home run Mark McGwire has or will ever hit in his life, Stephanie McGwire. This steroid loving, goatee rubbing, beauty is just that, beautiful. Stephanie, if you do not already know, is not an athlete but she is the wife of one. She’s one tough cookie too, she’s been with Mark through thick and through thin, “literally”. She was with Mark when he was thin and now when he’s thick, and who knows, maybe she even stuck a couple needles in her husbands behind. You know what they say though, behind every great man there’s an even greater women, “literally”. Not to mention Steph has magnificent features, full lips, flowing curves, soft breasts, and a perfectly proportional face. Wife material…. I think so, Ms. McGwire passes Daily Dimes standards with flying colors.
The Devils are going green, and I’m not talking about saving the environment.
Arguable the greatest day of drinking in the world, and to honor this grand day the Devs are rocking the throwbacks. The Devils throwback green jersey is one of the most underrated throwback jerseys in the history of sports. To my knowledge its right up there with:
- The orange with blue sleeves, Denver Broncos jersey
- The beautiful shinning blue, Houston Oilers jersey
- The yellow and blue Kurt Warner super bowl winning, St. Louis Rams jersey
- The rainbow warriors of the past, Denver Nuggets jersey
- The Dominique Wilkins era Atlanta Hawks jersey
- The baby blue, Pittsburgh Penguins jersey
- Any of the 9 jerseys the Vancouver Canucks had
- The George Brett Kansas City Royals’ powder blues
- Brooklyn Dodgers classy grays
Thats all i got off the top of my head, feel free to chime in.
What your favorite throwback?