Sunday Morning Snap Shots: Bucs, Bikes, Brooklyn Basketball & More

reporter1Well, we now know for sure which school is going to be the dark horse come autumn in the World’s Greatest Football League.

Vanderbilt Commodores, come on down.

A loyal reader, a former Louisvillian who now resides in Music City, hipped me to the story early yesterday morning, before it hit the national wires. Four Vandy pigskinners were suspects in a sexual assault in one of the school’s dorms along West End Ave. At that time, they’d been temporarily suspended.

He inquired if this situation was a corollary to my long espoused Pakistani Graduate Student Theory? I assured him it provided further empirical evidence the PGS Theory is no longer Theory, it’s FACT.

By nightfall, the Commodore Four had been dismissed from the team, evicted from their accommodations in university housing and generally provided proof that the current football administration is on the right track to the upper echelon of college pigskin. Coach James Franklin is recruiting the kind of pigskinners to make his team a legit contenda. Mean ol’ fellas who can snap for no reason at any moment.

You ready for some football?

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PiratesHave you noticed which club has the best record in baseball?

The Pittsburgh Pirates.

First to 50 Ws.

Yes, it’s twu, it’s twu.

I asked my man who keeps up with such matters, SABR Harry, for an explanation? Even he, such a baseball fan he spent yesterday watching Germantown upset Fern Creek in the Little League playoffs, was a might dumbstruck.

“Uh, Andrew McCutcheon,” he muttered.

“Who is that,” I, the unknowing, asked?

“He plays centerfield.”

Anyway, somehow the Bucs have fashioned their lofty status, despite being ranked 18th in RS, 23d in BA, 22d in OB% and 18th in Slugging %.

They do have a 3.20 ERA. Closer Jason Grill at 1.82 has 26 saves, and we’re still days away from the Fourth of July, the psychological midway point of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates!!!! Would love to see these long time chronic underperformers stay the course.

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scherzerMeanwhile my man Max Scherzer is a mucho perfecto 12-0, the best pitcher in baseball so far this season, on a team no less on which the name Verlander appears on the roster.

Scherzer’s sterling start has aided the still tweakly Tigers, who have a wobbly hold on first in the AL Central.

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Nothing says summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime like the delightful banter and engaging tones of Tour de France announcers, Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett.

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I really enjoy reading Bill Simmons. Love the way he infuses his sports commentary with pop culture references. Love that he wears his fandom like a badge.

That said, he’s stepped over the line with his criticism of Doc Rivers.

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After obtaining the services of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, I’m looking for the Nets to jump from the NBA to the Brooklyn Jewish Center Alter Cocker League.

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I sure hope Andy Murray goes ahead and finally wins Wimbledon. I’m tired of that annual storyline.

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If I never hear the words “Dwight” and “Howard” again, it will be none too soon.

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The stud LB James Hearns, who just signed with U of L, said no to Mark Stoops.

How’d that happen?

– Seedy K


  1. cbcard
    Posted June 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Do the Tour De France announcers also have to use PEDs?

  2. c d kaplan
    Posted June 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Sherwen and Liggett need no drugs.

  3. cbcard
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Well everyone else involved uses them. Definitely the dirtiest sport of all.

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