Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Pundit has a few housewarming gifts he’d like to give to the Mets…

Seeing as the Mets are moving into their new digs over at Citi Field, it seemed only fitting to buy them – and their lovely fans – some housewarming gifts. For starters, every new home should have a bookshelf brimming with quality works. Here’s a few must-haves I picked up for them.

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Those should start them off nicely. Continue reading

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Decrypting the Donovan McNabb situation, The Pundit devises four scenarios

Alright, so the way I see it, this entire McNabb/playmakers/contract extension talk can be broken down four ways:

1. McNabb wants out! He’s done. Finished. Enough is enough. Sadly, this makes Deion Sanders look good. So why the whole restructuring deal talk? Glad you asked.

"Heap praises upon me, my weak and tiny minions, for I am Deion Sanders. Surround with with your cries of adoration. Oh, how I adore me - I am the greatest man who ever lived!"

"Heap praises upon me, my weak and tiny minions, for I am Deion Sanders. Surround me with your cries of adoration. Oh, how I adore me - I am the greatest man who ever lived! With the possible exception of Rivers Cuomo, of course. But that seems to be in the jest of parody , whereas I am simply enamored with my very being"

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McNabb is certainly playing his hand…But will he be playing here much longer?

And here I thought the bankruptcy of the Philadelphia Newspapers LLC was going to be the news we all flocked to.

But never fear, for Donovan McNabb is here! At least for now, that is.

I have to say – this latest tidbit, about Donovan only restructuring his deal if the Eagles bring in more playmakers, is interesting on a number of fronts. First, what was reported.

Although McNabb wants to remain in Philadelphia, if the Eagles aren’t successful in significantly upgrading an offense that needs help at wide receiver, running back and offensive tackle (veterans Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas are free agents beginning Friday), not only may McNabb drop his request for a new contract, he may consider going as far as to ask the Eagles to trade him.

Ah, and the plot thickens. Continue reading

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I’m getting a little ferklempt: Eagles lose options, Sixers stay put. Talk amongst yourselves.

Rhode Island – neither a road, nor an island. Discuss.

Yesterday, the NFL took a personnel day. And if you’re an Eagles fan, it was a disappointing one. The Panthers made their move, and it wasn’t pretty for our Birds – by resigning Gross, and franchising Peppers, they took away two very interesting options.

Ah, what might have been...

Ah, what might have been...

Alas, that was not all. Continue reading

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Here’s who the Eagles should sign…

Yeah…yeah, that could work. More Terry Tate, and a Donovan question, after the jump. Continue reading

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The Pundit on A-Rod’s Press Conference – Disappointing, to say the least

I’m not sure what I was expecting at A-Rod’s presser today. Maybe I thought he would be forthright; maybe I hoped he would be genuine.

Sadly, I don’t think he was either.

Instead, Mr. Rodriguez glossed over many of the questions he was asked, leaving much unanswered and much more to be desired. On an afternoon where he could have ended this story, he instead may have opened it even wider. To the quotes! (from SI.com)

“I didn’t think they were steroids. That’s part of being young and stupid. It was over-the-counter. It was really amateur hour. We went outside team doctors, team doctors and team trainers. It was two guys doing a very amateur and immature thing. We probably didn’t even take it right. We used to do it about two times a month and I’m not even sure we did it right to affect us in the right way.

“All these years I never thought I did anything wrong.”

Oh, that’s just pure BS. Continue reading

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What would your ultimate NBA starting five be? The Pundit gives his picks

I was thinking about titling this post “Who is in your NBA All-Star Fave Five?” Thankfully, my dignity returned from its perilous journey through Douscheville, and I escaped disaster.

Whew.

But anyway, watching a bit of the NBA All-Star Game last night, I started wondering how I would put together a team that would be totally unstoppable. I wouldn’t necessarily want the five best players in the league, but rather five guys that would gel as a team and perform their roles better than most others at their positions. Again, this isn’t about overall talent, but rather putting together a team that would actually play well with one another, while basically being unstoppable. Here’s who I came up with: Continue reading

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What will the Sixers do with Andre Miller? The Pundit mulls their options

Other than the playoffs, this is my favorite part of the NBA season – the trading deadline. Who will go where, which moves will shape the rest of the season, what move will be a horrific flop, how many unrealistic trades can I get myself excited about after I make the money work on ESPN’s Trade Machine?

The possibilities are endless.

Except, of course, if you’re the Sixers, and you are quickly approaching a vital decision for both the remainder of this season, and the foreseeable future. That decision?

What the hell do you do with Andre Miller? Continue reading

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So Brett Favre is retiring, is he? Right…here are a few more things that might actually “happen”

So Mr. Favre is retiring…again. Right. I’ll believe it when the Jets (Editor’s note: Or Vikings and Bears, for that matter) take their first snap without him next season. It’s probably time that Brett “The Gritman” Favre took his leave – his last few years in the league have been clouded by too much controversy and conflict. It kind of hampered the whole “boyish exuberance” thing he had going for him out on the field.

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And that’s why we all loved him, wasn’t it?

So, in honor of Favre’s “retirement,” I’ve come up with some other news of the ol’ double-quote variety. We’ll call it the “Broken News.” In other words, here are some headlines that you would probably be wary of, and likely doubt almost instantly, were you to read them in the paper or on your computer. To the back page!

Pac-Man Jones claims he’s cleaned up act, changed lifestyle

O.J. Simpson swears he’s innocent

Of anything. It doesn’t matter what – you wouldn’t believe him. He could say he was black, and you wouldn’t believe him. Nope,  you would just shake your head at him in disappointed disbelief, the same way your grandparents did when they knew you were lying.

Accused Ballplayer X denies knowing substances were banned, insists everyone was doing it.

Eagles Front Office, Andy Reid says team is “close” Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? Hey, I could use a good laugh…

Don’t worry, fans – I’ll throw a whole lot of Villanova vs. Marquette in here as well. Fact is, I just kind of need a break from football rumors, baseball cheaters, etc. And, quite frankly, the Dog Show is pretty entertaining. For one thing, a Chinese Shar-Pei sort of resembles Mike Tyson.

The face of a dog that would eat your children? Look closely...

The face of a dog that would eat your children? Look closely...

Plus, the commentary is always ridiculous. For example, last night, one of the dogs was described as “enjoying a good romp – as often as possible.”

Well…that makes two of us then, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I’ll start on the ‘Nova game around 7:30, then segue into the start of the Show around 8. Act like you aren’t hyped. Continue reading

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