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Utterly Mind Blowing Upsets. UMBC Retrievers

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MARLBORO, NY – It’s often said if you live long enough you’ll witness everything there is to see; and that includes sports. All that was missing for my late 1960’s born brethren until Friday night was a #16 versus #1 NCAA Basketball Tournament upset. UMBC (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) may as well stand for Utterly […]

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Why Watching Sports Sucks These Days: NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL All Complicit

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“The NBA is as scripted as any professional wrestling match…” –Cheesy Bruin MARLBORO, NY – I’d like to sincerely thank all of the ordinary men and women who did the extraordinary as members of our Armed Forces in helping us maintain all the freedoms that we take for granted. These soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice […]

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Five Things I Think I know re Tim Tebow, Gary Sanchez, Mets, Jim Harbaugh, AJ Styles

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SPANISH HARLEM – Today I will be trying something new shtick, a segment called, “Five Things I Think I Know. It will focus on random tidbits that have caught my attention. Today I have five things I want to talk about and I fully expect to revise the amount of things whenever possible but 5 […]

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All-Time MLB Abuse Team, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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BETTY FORD CLINIC – Today is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. But this post is not meant to make light of the seriousness of addiction or the violent nature of the drug trade in any way. The prevalence of drugs in our society is such that we can fill a solid Major […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Peyton Retires, Sharapova Dopes, Peeping Pays

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BRONX, NY – In a bad mood. Hurtin’. Hungry. Running low on grog. Good time to write. Let’s get to it. Peyton Manning Retires. Good riddance. Get on with hawking horrible pizza, waiting for sexual misconduct and doping allegations to subside, and micromanaging your son’s football career the way your Dad did. But, for the […]

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Black Friday: Best Blacks in Sports?

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BLACK ROCK, AR – We’re just shaking off the effects of tryptophan-overload, combined with watching boring NFL games played by teams wearing ridiculous uniforms, who are apparently catering to fans in Greece or Italy. Yet, while the soothing roar of the Black River in this sleepy little Arkansas town basking in the shadows of the [Danny] […]

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Should We Blame Jose Tabata?

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – There’s a slight chance that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata might be the most-hated athlete in all of sports, well at least if you’re a Washington Nationals fan. The pinch-hitter stepped up to the plate Saturday evening with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, with Nationals starter Max Scherzer on the […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Your Team’s Most Famously Worst Fan

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BRONX, NY – Last week infamous ISIL hatchet hood Jihad John (I’d like to market a line of Port-o-Potties under this name) was unmasked as a former snot-nosed London schoolboy with some serious pent up behavioral issues. Was this really such a surprise? I mean, the guy is the terrorist equivalent of that kid in Junior High who wouldn’t hit […]

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Blaber’s Blabberings: Stanley Cup Finals, NBA and World Cup Warm-up Matches

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“I want someone I have had a prior relationship with.” – Phil Jackson on the The NY KNICKS search for a coach. EL BARIO, BRONX – Another Saturday hangover shaken off and yours truly, the good Deacon Blaber, is back to feeling 100%. There were several events this week that got me fired up and […]

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Blaber’s Blabbering: NHL Playoffs, NBA Playoffs, World Cup Posters and The USA Mascot

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“You have to remember that Original Six trumps everything” – Steve Lepore of Awful Announcing EL BARIO, BRONX – There was a thought that after last week, I would be happier. However, yours truly, the good Deacon Blaber has a whole week’s worth of new battles to fight and points to prove. My sports bully […]

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