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Posted on: June 12, 2009 5:42 pm
Edited on: September 3, 2009 9:43 am
 

Carnac's Corner

Predictions, predictions, predictions.

Category: General
Posted on: May 22, 2009 5:30 pm
 

Extra! Extra! Jokes! We've got jokes!

A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several
months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day,
when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.

As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what?
You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you
were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there.
When I got shot, you were by my side.  When we lost the house, you
stayed right here. When my health started failing, you were still by my
side...You know what?"

"What dear?" she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with
warmth.

"I think you're bad luck, get the f**k away from me!"

Category: General
Posted on: May 22, 2009 4:49 pm
 

Nice confidence in the Nuggets, Stan Kroenke

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It's been resolved, as everyone knew it would, but the snafu the folks associated with the Pepsi Center had with booking WWE’s “Monday Night RAW” for the same time as the Nuggets are to be ousting the Lakers in a playoff game, is noteworthy on a couple levels.  First, it's not like the Pepsi Center and the Nuggets have little to do with each other.  The Nuggets are the Pepsi Center's primary tenant.  Even worse, the owner of the Nuggets, Stan Kroenke, also owns the Pepsi Center.

Now, there's virtually no way the lawyers who drew up this contract could have known the Nuggets would be playing a game on May 25, but it is pretty interesting how, apparently, even the possibility of such a thing happening did not cross their mind because there is nothing--as in NOTHING--are what would happen in the event the Nuggets--who are, remember, the primary tenant, had a game which posed a scheduling conflict.

Evidently, the idea of the Nuggets getting to the Conference Finals was ridiculous, so why bother putting in a provision in the contract that would cover such a contingency.

That's got to make the Nuggets feel good, knowing the owner has their back.

 

Category: NBA
Posted on: May 12, 2009 6:37 pm
 

Springtime in TX--Suing to be on Cheer Squad

You know it's Springtime in Texas when lawsuits are being filed because little Bobbie Sue, she of big blonde hair and even bigger, fake boobs, did not make the HS Cheerleading squad.

Because she missed too many days of school, Savannah Payne received a suspension, meaning she couldn't try out for the cheerleading squad.  Because being a cheerleader is the dream of every Texan girl who is good looking and likes to jump around in tight and short outfits (as well as the dream of every mother of ever Texas girl), Savannah and her mother filed a lawsuit against the school in an attempt to avert this atrocity.

Maybe there's something to the complaint.  Maybe there's not, but a judge did issue a restraining order on cheerleading tryouts.  Needless to say, all the other Bobbie Sues (and undoubtedly their mothers) are not happy about the tryouts being put on hold.

Not that this has any relevance to the lawsuit, but I note the mother's last name is not the same as the girl.  There is also no mention of the father.  I'm not sure if that's because he's not around or becuase he's embarrassed about the whole situation.

Here's a link to the story:  http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.as
p?S=10247236


You've got to love this great country of ours!!!
Category: General
Posted on: May 11, 2009 12:28 pm
 

May 11 in History: Sports, Music, Events

1904 - Surrealist artist Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain.

1933
- Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, was born Louis Eugene Wal­cott in Roxbury, Mass.

1964
–  “My Guy” by Mary Wells hit #1.

1967
– Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce) begins recording “Disraeli Gears” in New York City.

1972
- Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash.

1972
- Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup,  beating NY Rangers, 4 games to 2

1981 – Bob Marley dies of cancer in a Miami hospital at the age of 36.

1985 - 55 people died when a flash fire swept a packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England.

1985
– “Crazy for You” by Madonna topped the charts and remained there for one week. 
 

1990 - NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt

1994
- Arkansas put two convicted murder­ers to death; it was the first time a state executed two people on the same day since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to restore the death penalty in 1976.

2006 - Former heavy­weight champion Floyd Pat­terson died in New Paltz, N.Y.; he was 71.
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:36 pm
 

Sergio Garcia: Bandwagon Athlete Extraordinaire

This week the PGA is playing The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.  Since Sergio Garcia won it last year, it got me to thinking about him.  Most of America's first impression of Garcia was this kid grinning from ear to ear when he finished 2nd at the 1999 PGA Championship. He made wacky shots around trees and ran up the fairway to see where his shot was going.  He had talent and personality.  And he was only 19!!!  He was a sure thing.

Only he hasn't been.  He's 0-for-42 in majors.  And we found out he's not so happy go lucky when things aren't going his way.  After shooting a 74 in the second round of the 2002 US Open, he complained that the USGA hadn't stopped play because of rain and whined, "If Tiger Woods would have been out there, it would have been called."

At the 2007 British Open, he lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington, after blowing a three-shot lead.  Rather than conceding that, perhaps, he didn't play all that well, Garcia instead blamed his collapse on bad bounces, the group playing ahead of him, and even the maintenance workers because they were too slow in raking the bunkers.

You think he'd learn over time, become more mature.  Apparently not because he was in full "blame anyone but me" mode a few weeks ago at the Masters.  He shot a 74 in the final round.  This made Sergio mad.  As a result when asked about his round and how the course played, Garcia said, "I don't think it's fair, and it's just too tricky. Even when it's dry, you still get mud balls in the middle of the fairway. It's just too much of a guessing game."  Follow up questioning asked how he would change Augusta National.  Garcia replied, "I don't care. They can do whatever. It is not my problem. I just come here, play golf and go home."

Garcia's behavior at Ryder Cups is another splendid example.  He's the life of the party when the European team is doing well (which has been the norm lately).  He's smiling, cracking jokes, high-fiving all around him.  But what was he like at the most recent Ryder Cup?  Not a happy camper.  No smiles, no high-fives.  Take a guess who won.

Oh yeah, here's another thing I don't like about him.  He plays sooooo slow.  That re-gripping thing he does drives me nuts.  He'd be slow anyway, but then he almost always backs away from his shot at least once as he "prepares" to shoot.
Posted on: May 1, 2009 3:13 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2009 3:13 pm
 

John Tortorella's 180

December 3, 2008:  The NHL suspends Sean Avery for his "sloppy seconds" comment.  John Tortorella had this to his say about Avery on TSN:  "The league stepped up here and I think they did the right thing. Enough is enough. He's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed the organization, he's embarrassed the league and he's embarrassed his teammates, who have to look out for him. Send him home. He doesn't belong in the league."

Fast forward to late February, 2009.  The Rangers name Tortorella their new coach.  Jump ahead to March, 2009.  The Rangers season is on life support.  They're desperate, so they claim Avery off of re-entry waivers.
 Listen to what Tortorella has to say a mere 3 months later about Avery.  "I'm the first one to say that Sean makes his own bed with some of the things that happened, but I think he's done his penance here.  All I want is, I hope he's given a fair shake."

It is truly amazing how much compassion and forgiveness John Tortorella has acquired in less than 100 days.  God does, indeed, work in mysterious ways.

I realize this is not exactly hot off the press, but I had to start somewhere.  I promise I'll try to be more current in the future.  Perhaps I'll vent my frustrations over how the Russians and the IOC screwed us out of the Basketball Gold Medal in 1972.
Category: NHL
 
 
 
 
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