Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dodger Fans Are Weak

posted by IntrinsicBent

There's some lunacy going on in SoCal at the moment that the Frappe nation needs to be aware of.

Dodger fans have clearly lost their mind.  Whether calling in to sports talk radio, talking in the streets, or being interviewed on TV, they are other way to describe it........crazy talk.

The craziness begins after some form of the question "If you make it to the World Series, would you rather play the New York Yankees or the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?

About 1% (data is unscientific) of the fans answer with "I'd love to play the Angels so we can prove who the true L.A. team is."  Ok, we can all get with that answer.

The problem comes with the prevailing majority of the responses:

"I hope we play the Yankees for the history of it." Really?  The Dodgers and Yankees have matched up in the Series before. A Freeway Series would be true history, BECAUSE IT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.

"I hope we play the Yankees so Joe Torre can try to beat his former team." 


"It's ok if we play against the Angels because I follow both teams." That's like being married and having a girlfriend.  You're really not genuinely invested in either, just selfishly taking what is most attractive to you at the time.  And no, it's not ok to have a "National League Team" and an "American League Team".

The only reason to not root for a Dodgers v. Angels World Series if you are a SoCal is fear.  Fear that if it were to happen that it would be the disappointing snoozefest that the 2000 Freeway World Series was between the Yankees and Mets.

I Was Wrong About Soccer

posted by IntrinsicBent

I hear the Intrinsicites out there screaming, "No!, Tell me it's not true!"

I know a vast number of you have hung on every phrase I've uttered about soccer over the years. Things like "Soccer is the vampire sport that is sucking the lifeblood out of American sports", "Soccer sucks", and "There's more action in a chess match".

But I've seen the light. I get it. Soccer is action packed. Soccer has many ways to score. Soccer players are very skilled.

The way I discovered this was while accidentally watching it tonight on ESPN.

Soccer is an awesome sport if you can condense all the highlights of a game into one minute.

This is me admitting I was wrong.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Attn Bud Selig: You suck!

posted by BiCoastal Bias

Game 3 of the NLDS in Colorado has been postponed today, October 10, because of snow and ice. There is no one to blame but one - Bud Selig.

No, Selig does not control the weather. But he does have a major role in setting up the schedule. This season ended late because of one of his pet projects, the World Baseball Classic, took place in the spring. On top of that, the playoffs started at least a day later than normal, because of another of his pet projects - bending over backwards to make Fox television happy.

Mr. Selig, this is ridiculous. If playing the games on days that Fox doesn't prefer - or scheduling games to take place before midnight eastern time - means less money in television revenue, THEN SO BE IT. This is a summer sport, and the playoffs are meant for early October. This year we are guaranteed to have at least one World Series game in November. Who knows what that will be like if the Rockies go all the way this year? We are very lucky that two west coast teams appear to be headed to the next round - and that the northeast is not experiencing the same weather as the Rocky Mountains are currently.

Our request is simple, Mr. Selig - think about the fans and the betterment of the game. Not the owners' pocketbooks.