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Monday, April 17, 2006 

Monday Musings

Two things before I get to a few musings from the Easter weekend gone by. First, as of next Monday the url for The WAD is changing. We’re moving the site over to www.atlantawad.blogspot.com. Not to worry, however, if you forget about the change and still come to this site, there will be a link to the new site. I know change can be tough, but just hang in there. The WAD will be a better place for it. Second, I’m on the road this week, but I’m going to do my best to have fresh material each day. If I miss a day, however, get over it! I’m not a machine. Of course, I’m kidding….I am a machine. An old rusty broken down machine, but a machine nonetheless. Well, enough beating around the bush, here’s what’s on my mind:

  • Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball. Yea, I said it. Seriously, his three dongs (capped off with the game winner) on Sunday are just further proof of what this guy is all about. Unlike A-Rod, who seems to hit the majority of his homers when the Yankees are up $80 million…uh…I mean, 7 runs on their opponents, Pujols hits big homers at big times. And yes, he’s on my fantasy team so I’m flagrantly biased.

  • Kobe went for 43 and clinched the Lakers’ playoff spot yesterday. Sure, I think Lebron is the M.V.P., but I think Phil Jackson is the undisputed Coach of the Year. What Phil has accomplished this season, with a lot of help from Kobe, is UNBELIEVABLE. Just think about this: the Lakers have won 44 games and the four guys they put on the court with Bryant on Sunday were Luke Walton, Smush Parker, Kwame Brown, and the chronically bored and potentially stoned Lamar Odom. Sure, he’s not going to win his 10th ring, but he’s never done a better coaching job. Never!

  • Stats sent me an email nominating the Orlando Magic as Men of the Week. While I wasn’t willing to go that far, the Magic do deserve some props. They’ve won 12 of their last 13 and made an amazing playoff push. While they aren’t making the post-season this year, the way they finished the season has put the Magic back on the map. Consider that they have Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson under contract through 2008, and Darko is under contract through next year with a $6 million qualifying offer in ’08 (according to HoopsHype.com). Then consider that Penny Hardaway and Doug Christie come off the books after this year and Grant Hill after next year. So, there are pieces in place, and cap space is on the near horizon. In short, as long as G.M. Dave Twardzik doesn’t call Isiah Thomas for advice, Orlando has a chance to be a power in a hurry.

  • Speaking of the Knicks, they got bombed again on Sunday. So, with two games left they’ve got 22 wins. For those of you scoring at home, that’s about $5,619,888.00 per win. When you look at it like that you almost feel sorry for Knicks’ fans…almost!

  • The Braves gave up 4 runs in the 7th and 8th innings Sunday to blow a 3 run lead and fall to 6-7. In the meantime, the Mets slugged out 9 more runs and cruised to a franchise best 9-2. Shortly thereafter, I decided to cap off a perfect day by ripping my toenails off one by one.

  • Only 12 more days until the NFL draft. The over/under on stories about the Jets trading up with the Saints to take Matt Leinart is somewhere just shy of 2.6 billion. By the way, why are the Jets so high on Leinart? I mean, don’t they still have Chad Pennington? Isn’t one rag arm enough for an NFL team? To be completely honest, I hope I’m wrong about Leinart’s arm. I hope he has a long and successful career in New York. If he goes to New York and becomes a star, we are going to get to read endless stories about him and Lachey running rough shot over both coasts. That’s fun for the whole family.

  • She’s not there yet, but I get the feeling Jamie Lynn Sigler is going to find her way into The WAD’s top 5 by the end of this season of “The Sopranos”. I understand that she’s not necessarily top 5 material, but sometimes love defies explanation. Did I say love? Okay, I’m going to stop before I get served with the restraining order.

I find it funny that the Wad's girl is a bleeding heart, one of the best mobsters is a homo, and Tony is mad that the guys just want to whack someone.

Is the WAD changing it's web address to try and garner a bigger fan base in Atlanta much like the Los Angelas Angels of Aneheim?

In a choice between 'egocentric' and 'atl-centric', I think I prefer egocentric.

We were really hoping we'd get the free plug with cheetoworld.blogspot.com

how about stalkerworld, stop bothering me dude!

captainfun.blogspot.com

Pujols? Pu-lease. Shelton!

He just hit #9 in the 2nd inning...where is this coming from?

The future is here, and it is called "teledildonics."

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-04-17T165742Z_01_N31336032_RTRUKOC_0_US-SEX-FUTURE.xml

From today's monday morning qb:

*****

T-shirts on sale in Boston right now:

1. A likeness of Johnny Damon on the front, with two devil's horns coming out of his head. Underneath the likeness it reads: "JOHNNY DEMON.''

2. A likeness of Johnny Damon on the front. On the back are the words:
Looks like Jesus.
Acts like Judas.
Throws like Mary.

While I can't say that I'm not a little worried about the Mets already being four games up on the Braves, I do take great solace in two things:
1.) The Mets are still the Mets and we're still the Braves
2.) Of the Mets' 11 games, 8 have been played at home and 8 have been against the Nats and the Marlins, which are both just the slightest step above a AAA team. (and now they have 3 more at home again vs. ATL! who's making this schedule, Keith Hernandez??)

We'll see how things turn out in a couple of months. Baseball is a LONG season, so you never want to take too much from a couple week stretch.

Hey Wad, did I inspire you to take a "road trip"?

I love how when Vito got caught in the gay bar he tried to defend himself by exclaiming, "Cmon Sal, it's a joke!"

Yea, who doesn't dress up in a biker outfit and drag a half-naked man around by a dog collar just for shits and giggles?? That's hilarious Vito!

The best part was when they showed Vito dancing with his hand around the guy's collar. Vito looked so happy, it was awesome. I'm going to find that picture and post it. Holy shit, I did one better and actually found the video clip. You have to fast forward to nearly the end, but its worth it:

http://bestweekever.blogs.com/best_week_ever_blog/2006/04/bne_40906.html

I heard a great poker hand name this weekend.

Everyone calls pocket kings, "cowboys".

If they go astray, call them, "brokeback mountain".

I'm a little surprised Fite has not posted this yet...

http://www.fmft.net/archives/BBC_NEWS.htm

Thanks Dunn, I am glad you are moving to the Redbird side of opinions. Pujols is Mr Consistency!

Where's my tv tuesday? Don't make me break you.

Yea, don't make me break you either, big boy. ;)

If the Wad is talking on a road trip, does he interrupt and argue with himself?

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