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Quick Quips from the Day in Sports

– Donovan McNabb is a big fan of President Elect Barack Obama, according to an article on ESPN.com.

“It reminded me of, obviously, when Martin Luther King spoke and the messages that he spoke about,” McNabb said Wednesday. “As a man, if you teared up, it was acceptable because it was that deep.”

The story fails to mention that, only a few minutes before Senator McCain conceded, McNabb had been vomiting profusely. Thanks to T.O. for that scoop. (Editor’s note: And, the sound of crickets). Don’t mean to downplay a big day in the life of Mr. McNabb, African-Americans, and our United States of America – but hey, when T.O. calls…

– Apparently, the Dodgers are making Manny Ramirez a huge offer to stay in LA.

The Dodgers on Tuesday night offered Ramirez a contract with the highest average salary in Dodgers history, and the second-highest average salary among current players, Colletti told reporters Wednesday… That means that the average salary offered to Ramirez was somewhere between $22.9 million and $27.5 million per year.

Most likely, the Dodgers offered Ramirez a two-year contract worth just over $50 million. Colletti said the Dodgers also offered an option year, but declined to specify the exact length of contract.

If somebody asked me if I wanted to play baseball for them for 2 years and get paid about $50 million to do so, I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t need to think too hard about my answer. Wouldn’t really be too tough of a decision for this guy. (Editor’s note: I’m fairly certain that The Pundit would wet himself in glee over a contract worth 40 G’s, a company Escort and limited health benefits).

– As is to be expected at this point in the College Football season, with a multitude of highly ranking teams losing and controversy starting to rear its snarling head, the old Playoff vs. BCS argument is coming to the forefront once more. Certain coaches, like Joe Paterno and Pete Carroll, are all about the playoff system, while others, mostly the ones who aren’t protected by national prestige and complete job security, “support” the BCS. Surely, the BCS has its strengths: every week, every high profile match-up takes on a playoff atmosphere. No game can be taken for granted, and no opponent can be taken lightly. Still, who wouldn’t like to see the top four, or even eight teams battle it out on the field? Wait, wait, what’s that you’re saying? You’re saying you’ve already heard these arguments, time and time again? Wait, this argument isn’t newsworthy anymore, it’s just rubbish being thrown around because it sparks the same old heated argument, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over? You already know that a playoff isn’t happening anytime soon, and have resigned yourself to just enjoy some great football, even if the system for determining the National Champion always leaves a bit to be desired? Yeaaaaaahhhhhh…moving on.

– Allen Iverson is a Piston, and will actually play for the Pistons soon. He is excited about the prospect of putting out a duel rap album with Rasheed Wallace, and can’t wait to join the destructive riots in Detroit if he is able to lead the Pistons to an NBA Championship. (Editor’s note: Oh, that’s just chock full of stereotypes right there. For the record, The Pundit has routinely claimed that Allen Iverson is one of his favorite athletes – and this is how he shows his support. You’re an asshole, Pundit).

– The Raiders have waived cornerback DeAngelo Hall in another strange move by the Silver and Black.

“I’ve never been in a situation where you cut one of the best players,” said safety Gibril Wilson, another of the team’s offseason acquisitions. “That’s strange to me. It’s almost like we’re throwing in the towel.”

The Raiders waived Hall on Wednesday, bringing a disappointing end to a short tenure in Oakland. The Raiders sent a second-round draft pick in 2008 and a fifth-rounder next season to Atlanta in March to acquire Hall, who immediately was given a seven-year contract.

At this time, Oakland has not shown any indication that they will cut Al Davis. However, Mr. Davis has expressed interest in hiring Matt Millen for an advisory role.

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Election Liveblogging: Why the hell not?

Alright, alright, so the Presidential Election has nothing to do with sports. But hey, its all a game, right? I mean, there are a ton of races all over the country. (Editor’s note: Groan). Thus, I am committed to posting various games you can play during the election coverage, along with posting my comments on the Election coverage throughout the evening. Whoo-hoo! Hope you voted – wouldn’t want Puff Diddy to kill you, ya dig? (Editor’s note: Dude, Puff Diddy is a huuuuuuuuge douche. Ginormous, really.)

7:35 PM: Ok, the election coverage should provide great drinking games fodder. Several keywords or phrases to drink to: swing states, too close to call, exit polls, blue collar, Clinton, chads, hanging chads, Florida, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, votes, polls, ballots, demographics, Joe the Plumber, change, campaign, contributions, pundits, historic, precinct, bloggers, analysts, electorates, battleground state, public financing, projection, etc. Maybe pick a few per person and have fun, damnit!

7:45 PM: ABC has an analyst named Cokie Roberts. However, I will be spelling it Cokey for the duration of this liveblogging, because that makes me smile, and grind my teeth a little bit, and suddenly want to dance to bad techno music. I just want to see Cokey flip out, stand up on her desk and start yelling. Hey hey hey I hope everyone got out and voted because its our national privilege and damnit that is so important it will be interesting to see how Indiana goes because you know Obama really wanted that state and he already got Vermont and that state has a lot of snow who said snow did I say snow who’s got a dollar bill I’m getting down during commercial break WHOO let’s get electing a president up in this bitch already!

8:31 PM: Looks like PA is going to go to Obama. Sweet. Though, I’m sure only 0.2% of the actual vote is in, so it’s still conjecture right now. Still, looks like PA is headed Obama’s way.

8:35 PM: The best part of watching this coverage is seeing how easily lumped together people become. First, we start with Men and Women. Then, we get to Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc. Then, it’s rural, suburban and city voters. Let’s not forget about the Gay men, straight men, gay women and straight women. Then, they break it down into friggin’ careers and occupations, for Chrissakes: the banking community, the farmers, the laborers, college students, etc. I would like to know how a Gay Jewish woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico, with 3.5 children who works at J.C. Penny during the day and is a cleaning lady at night because her bum of a husband walked out on her due to his love affair with Jim Beam is voting. (Editor’s note: I’m not even sure if the above situation is even scientifically possible…)

8:52 PM: CNN literally has layers of analysts, and a dizzying camera that is, for whatever reason, giving me the occasional lovely shot of the back of everyone’s heads. Necessary, guys? Oh, and James Carvel scares me.

8:55 PM: NBC has coverage of Mayor Nutter. At Finnigan’s Wake. Apparently, Nutter wants to watch the Election and pick him up some sorostitutes.

9:02 PM: According to Fox, McCain is “protesting” the Pennsylvania call. The McCain camp is protesting a projection. I mean, the manner in which we both conduct and cover our election process in this country is pure fucking spectacle.

9:52 PM: ABC’s coverage is so boring, it just put Cokie Roberts to sleep. (Editor’s note: Oh, gross, she’s foaming from the mouth – lightweight).

9:57 PM: Anybody know anything about any of the other people they voted for other than the President today? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

10:00 PM: Thank God the Comedy Central special with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert is starting. That other coverage was fucking killing me.

10:37 PM: And Fox has returned to Finnigans. It’s a shit-show, people – even the reporter is covered in beads.

10:43 PM: Colbert and Stewart should really work more together – they are absolutely hysterical. Brilliant banter and counterpoint.

11:11 PM: Barack Obama is being projected to be the 44th President of our United States of America. It’s just my own personal belief, but good work, America. You spoke loud and clear on this evening, and we shall see if Senator Obama can be the leader we all seem to think he can be. Your Pundit, signing out.


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