Archive for August, 2010

Is This The Worst Play In the History of Football?

Posted in Other on August 30, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

You decide.

I Have to Be Honest, I Love Rex Ryan

Posted in Jets on August 30, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

Last season, I wasn’t a big fan of Big Rex. Don’t get me wrong- I am not a Jets hater. Last January, I was rooting for them to stay hot through the playoffs. But I thought Rex was a little too outgoing for an NFL coach. I respected his brutal honesty during press conferences, but I thought it was stupid to put a huge target on your back by becoming the Muhammed Ali of the NFL. Now I still think Rex is a moron for continuing to hype up the Jets’ 2010 season, but I gotta admit, he’s fuck’n hilarious. Watching Hard Knocks this month has made me love this guy. I can see why his players would die for him. He talks like he’s in the huddle. He understands how to win ballgames. He finds ways to get the best out of his players. Even with something as serious as the Derrell Revis holdout, he’s able to have a distraction-free training camp. Now even though I am admitting I’m a Rex Ryan fan, this doesn’t mean I respect his father. Buddy Ryan can go fuck himself. Any coach who puts bounties on opposing players can go to hell in my book, especially if it’s against the G-Men (Joe Morris).

Nonetheless, I am a true Rex Ryan fan. Doesn’t mean I would take Rex over my boy Coughlin or any other member of the Big Blue coach staff, but I respect the hell out of the big guy.

Stay classy Buddy Ryan:

Ref Absolutely Destroys Fighter

Posted in Other on August 26, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

One of the greatest moves of all-time.  I would go to battle with ref any day of the week. The true definition of a tough guy.

As Long As James Dolan Is Around, the Knicks will Never Win

Posted in Knicks on August 11, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

The Isiah Thomas hiring has officially sealed the deal. I am completely fed up with the Knicks. I’m starting to question if Dolan actually wants the Knicks to be successful. Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with him? Ever since he started to run daily operations at the Garden in 2000, the Knicks have not had a winning season. His abysmal management moves have caused the Knicks to become one of the most embarrassing franchises in all of sports. The hiring of Isiah Thomas is one of the primary reasons for this decade of humiliation. Because of Isiah’s aggressive, yet unsuccessful transactions, the Knicks have found themselves at the bottom of the Eastern Conference every single season. The Knicks haven’t won a single playoff game since the 2000-2001 season and haven’t even been in the playoffs since the 2003-2004 season. Off the court, Thomas was involved in a sexual harrassment lawsuit dealing with an executive female co-worker. Three years ago, when Donnie Walsh was hired to the run the Knicks everyday operations, Thomas was rightfully fired.

Now after Isiah was fired in 2007, I honestly believed the Knicks were headed in the right direction. Watching the Pacers in the 90’s, I saw how Walsh revived that franchise and made them a contender year after year. When D’Antoni was hired, I liked that as well. It seemed that Dolan was slowly allowing Walsh to have full command of the franchise. So what the fuck changed?!?!?! Now Dolan is back making moves again? Is he high?!?! Let’s bring back Isiah, the fucker who put this franchise in the gutter, and along with it, had a sexual harrasment lawsuit against him. But then again, with this being the Knicks, this doesn’t surprise me at all.

The only good news about Dolan running the Garden is that he’s completely fucking up the Rangers as well. I can deal with that.

Biggest Upset of 2010

Posted in Other on August 10, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

I mean this wasn’t even close! That was just pure domination. After watching Kyle Bosworth’s first dance, I thought Deji Karim was going to blow him out of the water. But all Karim could come up with was a half-assed stanky leg? C’mon!  All Bosworth had to do then was go in for the kill. I’m loving the creativity with the tomahawk jam. Great moves.

There’s No Place Like Canton.

Posted in Shout Out of the Week on August 8, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

I have to admit – my expectations weren’t too high for the city of Canton, Ohio. I knew the Pro Football Hall of Fame was going to be unreal, but I had no idea that this town was going to be so sweet! No joke! Even though I’ve only been here for a couple hours, this town is making a killer first impression. Now when I mean awesome, I don’t mean crazy clubs with a sweet downtown. I’m talking “Middletown, USA.” When people think of America, they should think Canton, Ohio – a completely flat town with homely streets of middle-upper class houses. My hotel is in between Route 77 (a great middle of the country highway) and a sweet-ass strip mall which includes Target, Game Stop, and Borders. Can you get any more American?!?! I love it.

There is nothing like Fawcett Stadium. I’ve never seen a field that too big for a high school field, but too small for a college team. This stadium is the perfect size for the Hall of Fame game. I’ve also seen people wearing jerseys from every single team in the NFL. It’s almost like all the die-hard football fans came to Canton to chill together for the weekend. Nothing like it. You might laugh, but I believe this is one of the best places for a family vacation (during Hall of Fame weekend).

Even though he killed the Giants his entire career, I respect the hell out of Emmitt Smith. Absolutely one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard. Gets pretty emotional. (Go to 8:53 in the video where Emmitt talks about Darryl Johnston – I love how he gives a shout out to his fullback)

Also, everyone reading this better watch the Hall of Fame game tomorrow.

I Want This License Plate.

Posted in Giants on August 3, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

Hands down, the great license plate of all-time.

I have to be honest, I think the Rays are a better team than the Yanks

Posted in Yankees on August 3, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

And I’m not saying this because the Rays are on fire right now and the Yanks are fuck’n awful. When you compare the two teams on paper, the Yankees obviously have a better squad. But the Rays have had that spark all season. They’re young, talented, and definitely not afraid of any team in this league. They have a solid young pitching staff with Shields, Price, and Garza. With Upton, Crawford and Longoria as 1,2, and 3 in the lineup, this team is deadly. Now of course I believe the Yankees are great this season. CC should win 20 games, Cano is having a career year, and the team looks to be headed for another 95+ win season. I’m just saying that it’s definitely not a shoo-in to pick the Yanks in the World Series this season. Balfour, Choate (yes, Randy Choate) and Soriano is a solid bullpen and I’d take any of those guys over Joba, Gaudin, and Kerry Wood any day. So am I upset that the Yanks are now 2nd place in the AL East? Hell yes. Does it surprise me that the Rays took over the best record in baseball? Absolutely not.

Gotta admit, Tampa Bay has definitely come a long way since their inaugural ’98 season:

Ha! Well DeSean Jackson is Fucked!!!

Posted in Other on August 2, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been carted off the field with a back injury during an afternoon practice at training camp. The Eagles’ leading receiver caught a pass Saturday and stumbled to the ground, then needed help to the sidelines. Moments later, a cart came and took him to the workout facility. Team officials said Jackson is still being evaluated by the medical staff.

Not good news for the Eagles. Yea I know everyone has been saying that the injury is that serious. But the Eagles are practicing as we speak and Jackson is not on the field. When DeSean performed his douchebag dance moves in endzones last season, I knew that if he ever lost a step, he would be absolutely fucked. Let’s face it- DeSean tore up every defensive back in the NFL with the exception of Terrence Newman. If his back is hurting come early September and isn’t able to move the same as well as he did in ’09, he will get demolished. I can see it now – Jackson catching a pass in the middle of the field, then all of a sudden Aaron Ross hits him below the knee. Done. Finished. That’s what happens when you trash talk and you’re a wide receiver. The minute you lose a step, you get killed. Look at Irvin back in ’98 at the Vet. The dude got a little old and couldn’t run like he used to. Next thing you know, he’s on a stretcher. Game over. That’s why guys like Amani Toomer, Chris Carter, and Jerry Rice lasted for such a long time. They kept their mouths’ shut and did their job.  Sadly, DeSean doesn’t play by those rules. Therefore, he is fucked. It’s really too bad given the fact he’s such a classy dude. Just check out how humble the guy is. What a true role model:

The New Yankee Stadium Sucks

Posted in Yankees on August 2, 2010 by EAST SIDE RYNO

I’ve had enough with this place. This is the most overpriced piece of shit stadium of all-time. Last year, I was a fan of the new stadium. Even though it was completely different and lacked the aura of the old ballpark, they sold the fabulous $15 bleacher seats. This allowed real fans who couldn’t pay over $200 for a ticket to watch out beloved team. But of course, this year they had to bump up the bleacher seats to 40 FUCKING DOLLARS. You kiddin’ me! Ever since the old ballpark was torn down, fans at the new park have absolutely sucked. People now come to Yankees games not for baseball, but for the fuck’n “stadium experience.” Who cares about the experience??  Put the Yanks on Randalls Island where the ballfields are covered with hypaodermic needles and trash everywhere. Don’t care. I’d watch them. In the old stadium, the place was filled with the blue collar old-school Yankee fans who bled Yankee baseball. Now you have the rich douchebag kids with their skank girlfriends combined with the uncaring business executives. Worst combination ever.  So for the rest of the summer, I will continue stay far away from this snotty, money-grabbing stadium and continue to watch my Yanks at home with Ken Singleton and Paul O’Neill.

On a side note, Rays are now a game back of the Yanks. Gotta get back on track after a disappointing weekend. With the exception of this Robbie Cano home run, the Yanks flat-out sucked.