Tuesday, November 30, 2010

John Buck

John Buck recently signed a 3 yr. contract with the Florida Marlins. In 2010 he played for the Toronto Blue Jays and batted .281, hit 20 homeruns and drove in 66 runs. But in many ways his largest impact on the team was his ability to handle a young pitching staff. With the loss of Dan Uggla and Cameron Maybin in trades Buck can step into the middle part of the line-up and make major contributions.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aubrey Huff

In an earlier post titled "The Icky Shuffle: MLB Free Agency 2010" I gave you 25 MLB Free Agents that I'm curious to see what they do.

Aubrey Huff who was #18 on the list recently re-signed with the San Francisco Giants. Last offseason Huff was waiting a long time until a team made an offer but this year, after he helped lead the Giants to a World Series Championship he was given a 2 year deal very quickly.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Omri Casspi

Here is a look at Sacramento Kings SF Omri Casspi. Casspi is the first Israeli to play in the NBA.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rex Ryan Press Conference

Jets Coach Rex Ryan dresses up as his twin brother Rob Ryan, the Defensive Coordinator of the Cleveland Browns. Many people think that Rex was wrong or dumb for what he did, I think it's hilarious. So enjoy!

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Kevin Bush: College Football Player, Iraqi War Veteran

In honor of Veterans Day here is a video from ESPNs College Gameday about Indiana football player Kevin Bush who is an Iraqi War Veteran. Thanks to people like Kevin Bush we all are able to live our lives in freedom.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

George W. Bush - 9/11 Bullhorn Speech

This video is from 9/14/01 when President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero.

My Top 10 TV Shows Currently on TV

Enclosed is a Top 10 list of TV shows that I watch. To Qualify for the list the shows either have to be in the middle of a season, recently finished a season, or a new season is coming up soon. I'm posting this today due to the fact that tonight one of my favorites, Psych, will be returning to continue their 5th season.

  1. NCIS: Starring Mark Harmon
  2. Psych: Starring James Roday & Dule Hill
  3. Friday Night Lights: Starring Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton
  4. Parenthood: Starring Peter Krause & Lauren Graham
  5. NCIS: LA: Starring Chris O'Donnell & LL Cool J
  6. Royal Pains: Starring Mark Fueurstien
  7. In Plain Sight: Starring Mary McCormack
  8. Men of a Certain Age: Starring Ray Romano, Andre Braugher & Scott Bakula
  9. Outlaw: Starring Jimmy Smits
  10. Top Chef: Hosted by Padma Lakshimi & Tom Colicchio

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Greatest Coaches Countdown - #38 Sparky Anderson

Sport: MLB
Stops: Reds (1970 - 1978)
Tigers (1979 - 1995)
Record: 2,194 - 1,834 (.545 Winning Percentage)
Championships: 3

Fun Facts
  1. Anderson was the first manager to win a World Series in both the AL & NL
  2. Some of the players who played for Anderson and later went on to become managers include, Pete Rose, Hal McRae, Ray Knight, Kirk Gibson, Alan Trammell, Tony Perez, Larry Rothschild, Pat Corrales amongst others

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4. The Icky Shuffle: Best by the Numbers - Detrot Edition

Colt McCoy vs. The Patriots

Cleveland Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy rushes for a 16 yard touchdown against the New England Patriots. McCoy has played well since the injuries to Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace has forced McCoy into action.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Browns Rookie QB Colt McCoy

This video is from the press conference following the Cleveland Browns week 9 win over the New England Patriots.

Peyton Hillis Part 2

Here is our second Peyton Hillis post where we look at his statistics. In this quarter of the season the Browns went 2-2 with two big wins against the Super-Bowl Champions Saints and one of the best teams in the AFC the New England Patriots. Hillis was battling through some injuries during this quarter so some of his games his attempts and yardage totals seem somewhat low. Here are his stats from the last four games (please note Week 8 was the Brown's bye week):
Week 5: Atl 10 Att. 28 Yds.
Week 6: @Pit 12 Att. 41 Yds.
Week 7: @NO 16 Att. 69 Yds. 1 TD
Week 9: NE 29 Att. 184 Yds. 2 TDs
Totals from Weeks 5 - 9: 67 Att. 322 Yds. 4.8 Yards/Carry 3 TDs
Season Totals: 133 Att. 644 Yds. 4.8 Yards/Carry 7 TDs

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bernie Kosar's Last TD With the Browns

Bernie Kosar was released in the middle of the 1993 season by then Browns Head Coach Bill Belichik. Here is Kosar's last touchdown pass as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Drew Pomeranz Video

This is a video of Indians prospect Drew Pomeranzat at a Fall Instructional League from October 2010. Some scouts project Pomeranz as a potential no. 3 starter if the Indians let him develop, or a solid arm out of the bullpen if they decide to rush him.

MLB Free Agency 2010

As the World Series is now over MLB fans now turn their eyes to the free-agent market. There are some intriguing names on the free agency list, and some players whose optioned were not picked up who may retire. Here are some of the players that we will be watching to see where they end up:

  1. Cliff Lee, SP
  2. Derek Jeter, SS
  3. Mariano Rivera, RP
  4. Andy Pettitte, SP
  5. Victor Martinez, C/1B
  6. Jayson Werth, OF
  7. Carl Crawford, OF
  8. Adam Dunn, 1B
  9. Paul Konerko, 1B
  10. John Buck, C
  11. Trevor Hoffman, RP
  12. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  13. Vlad Guerrero, DH/OF
  14. Derrek Lee, 1B
  15. Orlando Hudson, 2B
  16. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  17. Carlos Pena, 1B
  18. Aubrey Huff, 1B
  19. Edgar Renteria, SS
  20. Rafael Soriano, RP
  21. Adam LaRoche, 1B
  22. Johnny Damon, OF
  23. Adam Kennedy, 2B
  24. Hideki Matsui, DH
  25. Aaron Harang, SP

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Greatest Coaches Countdown - #39 Al Arbour

Sport: NHL
Stops: Blues (1970 - 1973)
Islanders (1973 - 1986, 1988 - 1994, 2007)
Record: 782 - 577 - 248 (.564 Winning Percentage)
Championships: 4

Fun Facts
  1. In 19 seasons with the Islanders Arbour won 4 Stanley Cups. The past 15 seasons the Isles have made the playoffs 4 times
  2. Arbour played for 4 teams between the years 1949 - 1971

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4. The Icky Shuffle: Greatest Coaches Countdown - #48 Tommy Lasorda

LeBron James Nike Ad and a Few Spoofs

First video is the LeBron James ad for Nike "What Should I Do?"

This is a video by Lee Fisher a politician from Ohio

The final video is from an episode of South Park

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Feller

Today is Bob Feller's 92nd birthday. He is a legendary baseball player as well as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy who lost out on four seasons of baseball to serve his country in World War II.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Look-Alikes 10: Election Day Special

Today (Nov. 2nd 2010) is Election Day. I've posted some videos in the past few months about the Election and today I decided to lighten things up with a Political version of 'Look-Alikes'.

First we have Sen. Joe Lieberman and actor Wallace Shawn

Next we have John Edwards and John Ritter

Next up is Hillary Clinton and Emma Thompson

Next is Joe Scarborough and Matthew Perry

Next we have Michael Moore and comedian Bruce Vilanch

Next up is former President Richard M. Nixon & The Brain from 'Pinky and the Brain'

Next is Mike Huckabee and Kevin Spacey

Next up we have Lawrence O'Donnell and Stephen Collins

Next up is Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Kevin James

Next up is John Kerry and Lurch from the Adaams Family

Former President John F. Kennedy and Principal Skinner from "The Simpsons"

Next is Carl Paladino and Alan Alda

Next is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Guy Smiley from Sesame Street

Last up we have Barney Frank and Mr. Slate from The Flintstones

Monday, November 1, 2010

Best by the Numbers - Detrot Edition

  1. Chauncy Billups
  2. Nick Harris
  3. Allan Trammell
  4. Joe Dumars
  5. Hank Greenberg: Hammerin' Hank was AL MVP in 1935 and 1940
  6. Al Kaline: Kaline had 3,007 career hit
  7. Ivan Rodriguez
  8. Edgar Renteria
  9. Gordie Howe: Mr. Hockey is one of the greatest hockey players of all-time
  10. Dennis Rodman
  11. Roy Williams
  12. Brad Ausmus
  13. Pavel Datsyuk
  14. Brendan Shanahan
  15. Vinnie Johnson
  16. Bob Lanier
  17. Denny McLain: In 1968 McLain had a record of 31-6
  18. Kirk Maltby
  19. Steve Yzerman
  20. Barry Sanders: Sanders holds 10 Detroit Lions Team Records
  21. Dave Bing
  22. Tayshaun Prince
  23. Willie Horton
  24. Travis Fryman
  25. Norm Cash
  26. Louis Delmas
  27. Daniel Bullocks
  28. Luis Gonzalez
  29. Mickey Lolich: Lolich is the only lefty to pitch 3 complete game wins in the World Series
  30. Magglio Ordonez
  31. Curtis Joseph
  32. Richard Hamilton
  33. Grant Hill: Hill shared the 1995 Rookie of the Year award with Jason Kidd
  34. Kevin Jones
  35. Justin Verlander
  36. Rasheed Wallace
  37. Kenny Rogers
  38. Jeremy Bonderman
  39. Dominik Hasek
  40. Bill Laimbeer: Laimbeer won 2 Championships as a player and 3 Championships as a coach
  41. Elden Campbell
  42. Jerry Stackhouse
  43. Darren Helm
  44. Todd Bertuzzi
  45. Cecil Fielder
  46. Bruce Krimm
  47. Jack Morris
  48. C.J. Nitkowski
  49. Jason Grilli
  50. Ernie Sims
  51. Dominic Raiola
  52. Jonathan Ericsson
  53. Jarrod Washburn
  54. Chris Spielman: Spielman, an Ohio State Alumn, played for the Lions from 1988 - 1995
  55. Keith Primeau
  56. Joe Schmidt
  57. Ken Fantetti
  58. Armando Galarraga
  59. Todd Jones: Jones is the all-time Detroit leader in saves
  60. Paul Spicer
  61. Jim Pyne
  62. Franklin German
  63. Manny Ramirez
  64. Edwin Mulitalo
  65. Kerlin Blaise
  66. Shawn Bouwens
  67. Andy McCollum
  68. Jon Jansen
  69. Kyle Kosier
  70. Josh Lovelady
  71. Alex Karras: May be best known for his acting credits in Blazing Saddles and Webster
  72. George Foster
  73. Harvey Salem
  74. Ephraim Salaam
  75. Shaun Cody
  76. Jeff Backus
  77. Keith Ferguson
  78. Cory Redding
  79. Bill Fralic
  80. Brett Perriman
  81. Calvin Johnson: Johnson was drafted by the Lions with the 2nd pick in 2007
  82. Rodney Holman
  83. Brian Stablein
  84. Herman Moore
  85. Chuck Hayes
  86. Willie Green
  87. Mike Furrey
  88. Charlie Sanders
  89. Jimmie Johnson
  90. Grady Jackson
  91. Sergei Fedorov
  92. Shaun Rogers
  93. Jerry Ball
  94. Jose Mesa
  95. Jared Devries
  96. Tomas Holmstron
  97. Boss Bailey
  98. Dennis Gibson
  99. Dewayne White

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