The Love Boat

Where Isaac serves more than just drinks.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Wait Is Over

After much non-hype I have appeared on the Boat of Much Love. Sure, you don't know me, and I'm sure that you don't care. However, we will have to stick this cruise out together or you will have to jump overboard because I can't swim.

Speaking of swimming, sure the Jamaican Bolt did wonders setting 2 world records, but the man has "bolt" in his name. That's like being surprised that Joey Goodspeed was a running back for Notre Dame. No, I give the Olympian of the Year to Mr. Michael Phelps, as I'm sure does everyone.

Staying on the Olympic theme, even though I have announced my triumphant debut, I am also going to announce that after this contract is up (like I'm getting paid) I may option to writing for a European Blog. That is, if the money is right. I'm sorry, but this was not the "Redeem Team" that the media allows you to think. This was not all set in motion 3 years ago. No, this was set in motion a few months ago when NBA and high school basketball players realized that they can get PAID in Europe. Don't be fooled, this was nothing more then a global try-out. This was the sneak peak at the auction to come in 3 years. So before we hoist up our basketball players as the best in the world and regained their golden glory, ask yourself, are you going to travel to Greece to see Kobe's Russian Mafia take on LeBron's Olympios? Not unless we dock there.

Well, enjoy the boat ride, because we maybe in for some rough water.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Morning News Brief

Catching you up on all the sports news you missed by avoiding Stuart Scott and his SportsCenter cronies. And yes I understand your eating lunch right now in New York. I don't care. It's morning in California.

Warriors sign Monta Ellis to a six year, 67 million dollar contract. Warriors vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin told The Associated Press, "We look forward to him playing a big part in our future success." Um, your starting front court of Al Harrington and Ronny Turiaf avaraged 20 and 9 last year. Combined. What future success are you referring to Mr. Mullin?

The International Olympic Committee upholds the ban against Iraqi athletes. What a standard to set. If you don't like someone, ban them from playing with you. Little Leaguers everywhere are trying to outlaw the mean bully down the street.

Rod Smith retires. Does anything go on in the NFL anymore that does not have to do with retirement? Man.

The Packers may postpone retiring Favre's jersey.
Hmm. Is this a sign of things to come?

BRETT FAVRE PLANS ON REPORTING TO TRAINING CAMP. Who called it? And my caps lock key is not broken. I just typed it exactly how it appears on Apparently the site thinks its main demographic is 90 year olds with reading glasses.


Super Briefs:
Cubs stay on top of division with win over Marlins

Red Sox pull into tie with Rays after Tampa loses to Kansas City

Nationals and Padres continue their epic battle to see who can be worse by both losing again.

Most NFL teams open training camp today.

Marvin Harrison runs with a smile on his face during first training camp practice says Dungy.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Afternoon Internet Wanderings

Keeping you distracted with the most random assortment of crap that the world wide web has to offer.

Man from Rhode Island sets new alcohol consumption record. Give this guy a medal. That is impressive.

Jason Giambi's National Moustache Association sponsored lip hair now has it's own shirt. I guess I understand, sort of. It's not like Yankee fans have anything else to be excited about. Just an observation though, Giambi's stache is getting more publicity than A-Rod. Is that right?
- The Sporting Blog

Top fencer (fencing player?) got into the sport because he wanted to be like Zorro. That's like becoming a boxer because you want to be like a Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robot.
- Yahoo Sports

Not as if it had enough wrinkles to it already, racism has been brought into the Josh Hamilton story.
- Bleacher Report

People dress up as SportsCenter personalities for Halloween. Hey. If there's a bunch of people walking around looking like Erin Andrews I have no problem.
- Tirico Suave

Mangino is fat t-shirts > Jason Giambi stache t-shirts.
- Sports by Brooks > Any site I've ever previously posted on here.

The Only Thing Worse Than An NBA Fight: A WNBA Fight

If you thought Carmelo couldn't throw a punch, you haven't seen Candace Parker.

So how many hours until Don Imus makes an inappropriate, somewhat racist comment about this?

For the record, this wasn't even the worst catfight of the past week. Danica Patrick and Milka Duno's bilingual spat in which neither could understand what the other person was screaming was even more pathetic than this so called second coming of the Battle At The Palace.

It is kind of unusual that there's so many angry woman in the sporting world lately though. Something must be in their Gatorade.

Here's to hoping that the next "Brawl" is between Erin Andrew and Jenn Sterger.

Morning News Brief

Catching you up on all the sports news you missed by avoiding Stuart Scott and his SportsCenter cronies. And yes I understand your eating lunch right now in New York. I don't care. It's morning in California.

Josh Childress has decided to leave Atlanta to play in Greece. For his actual team. Seriously. The Greeks supposedly enormously outbid the Hawks. A European team outbid an NBA franchise. I'm not making this up folks.

Tony Dungy says that Peyton Manning may play in the preseason. He thanks God for Peyton's quick recovery from the bursa sac injury.

Beijing will have designated areas for protests. Man, that's a messed up country. They tell you where you have to protest. That government just controls those citizens.

Greg Norman yet to decide whether he'll accept the invitation to play in the PGA Championship. "I don’t want to hold up the PGA of America. I must tell them in the next 24 hours." Trivia question, who does that not sound like?

The Tour de France heads into its toughest stage today. Christiain Vande Velde is over 3 minutes behind the leader. Can someone tell me if that's good or bad at this point in a race?