This is the archive for August 2008
All four of you. I think.
We need people that know how to podcast, feed it through RSS and while we're at it, possibly submit it to iTunes and other aggregators. Also, a way of telephony for Ron and I, possibly others, to communicate. If you know this knowledge foreign to us, comment below and leave us a way to contact you.
And prepare for Bastardcasting soon, we hope.
The Olympic Spirit Is All About Kicking Officials In The Face
Whatever you do, don't piss off Cuban tae kwon do Olympian Angel Valodia Matos because, as the photo from AP stringer Matt Dunham shows, he'll probably kick you in the face. After all, when he found himself disqualified in the bronze metal match in men's over 80K tae kwon do match for taking too long due to an injury, he didn't take it like a man. Well, he did take it like a man if that man is Steven Seagal. Matos decided to resolve his differences with match referee Chakir Chelbat by kicking the Swedish official square in the face.
Kazakhstan's Arman Chilmanov won the bronze medal and will definitely have to work twice as hard to defend himself from the Jew's claws now. Matos and his coach earned lifetime ban from the World Taekwondo Federation. As it turns out, they kind of look down on pushing judges, pushing and kicking officials, spitting on the mat, and then later not apologizing for it.
H/T: Dave Barry
Gene Upshaw 1945-2008
One of the most controversial members of the Hall of Fame died on Wednesday. The man more notorious for being the bastardly leader of the NFLPA than for his career died from pancreatic cancer that was found this previous Sunday. As we know, SB had no love for Upshaw's denial of benefits to some of the older players.
However, this will not berate him for his actions in his life. Instead, we shall offer sympathy for his family and to his friends who knew him.
Good or bad, Upshaw forced us to look closer at the NFLPA and to fight for or against things in the NFL. Nice fighting with you, Gene. We hope you're in a peaceful place.
The Olympic All-Name Team
For those of you who have been breathlessly following the exploits of Takeshita, Tancock, Stubby Clapp, and Dong Dong, Stanley cup of Chowder has compiled the Beijing 2008 All-Name Team. Check it out.
I've got a serious case of Olympic Fever. At first I thought it was just a summer cold, then I realized I was watching badminton at 4 AM and actually caring who'd win the epic battle between Taiwan and Singapore. Handball, water polo, gymnastics, swimming, boxing... there's nothing Olympics-related I won't watch!
27 years and still going strong
We interrupt the fantasy football invitations (and you all really should get off your lazy asses and sign up for at least one, if not both of them)
to break out the noisemakers, pass around the cake, and raise a glass of frosty beverage of choice to SB's own Ron, who turns 27 today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RON!!!
May your day be filled with all kinds of good stuff and no elliptical machines in sight. :D
Real Fantasy Football
Yes, yes, I fully realize that any ready outside of the USA considers what us yanks would call soccer the real football, however, I am American. And as an American, the only real type of Football is played with a good old pigskin.
Now that we have that clarified, once again the Sports Bastard's Fantasy Football league is open for people to join and compete in. It doesn't matter if you're a wiz (like Ron) or seem to have the worst luck in Fantasy Football (like Rich) there is room for anyone and everyone. There is a max of twenty spots that I would love to see all filled out. So, if you want to join follow these handy instructions :
Go to the main page for the fantasy football on yahoo sports (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/ ). (If you don't have a Yahoo! ID you'll have to sign up for one -- don't worry, this is all free!)
and enter the following info:
League ID#: 296937
Then you too can show off your football prowess.
And yes, this isn't the last you'll hear of me again. Despite my disappearance for some time I plan to start writing blogs again, talking lots of football smack about any team that isn't my Chargers, Ron just doesn't know it yet. I might even start throwing in a few things as the Chase for the Cup approaches in NASCAR. Fall is my favorite season for sports with College Football, NFL, Hockey and NASCAR. It's definitely a good time to be a sports fan. So, what are you waiting for? Come play some fantasy football with me and the others from sportsbastards.com. Also, check out Anthony's post below and increase your fun by playing in that league too!