Big Lead Sports Bar

5/19/2008

THE NEWS

Yes, we were all intimidated.
[thanks Billyseth]
and in honor of the Pens knocking the Flyers out of the playoffs...
100 Seasons ... 100 Heartbreaks: the 100 worst moments in Philadelphia sports, from SI.

--Are the Pirates allergic to the hallowed ground of .500? They blew yet another shot at it yesterday in a 4-3 loss to the Cubs, who own an 8-1 mark against the Buccos in 2008. Phil Dumatrait sums it up: "I was terrible."

--Commencements: Al Gore at CMU and Bud Selig at Bethany College. Sorry, no Mike Tomlin.

--Bill Simmons is enjoying his "rebellious" status.

--The Big Lead takes a long look at Nate McLouth.

--Governor Rendell chose a Spanish firm to run the PA Turnpike. First Kennywood, now the Turnpike. What's the next PA landmark to go Spanish?

--Sorry guys: Ashlee Simpson is now Ashlee Wentz.

--The Detroit Lions' customer service policy: “F— ‘Em”. Needless to say, they didn't follow the Penguins fan blueprint I mentioned this morning.

--A trailer accident dumped 14 tons of Oreos all over an Illinois highway.

(________) was seen making immediate travel arrangements to Illinois.

insert fat guy here

--Is Gears of War 2 the most violent video game ever?

A LIST OF TODAY'S TOP LISTS

18 Things Grown Men Should Never Have

13 Steps to Make the Workout Experience Less Awkward

8 Child Prodigies So Amazing They'll Ruin Your Day

5 Superhero Movie Scenes They'll Never Let You See

10 Toys That Made You Gay

Top 7 Cardinals/Cubs Crossovers

The Top 7 Secrets to Writing a Cracked.com Top 7 List

The 10 Most Terrifying Video Game Enemies of All Time

Nine Coolest Movie Bouncers of all Time

Most Worthless TV Character Additions That Nearly Ruined The Show

5 Vacation Planning Tips (According To Horror Movies)

GOT NEWS? LINKS? ANYTHING?

EMAIL IT TO MONDESISHOUSE@GMAIL.COM

4 comments:

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

I heard Mark Madden was doing a remote from Illinois today.

Backyard Scrawler said...

That Selig article reads like a poetic love letter. I've been to Bethany; it's no utopian shire.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Word of advice:

Watch the 10 Toys That Made You Gay video. The last one was the funniest thing I've seen in at least a week.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

I can't believe that write from SI.com actually took the time to rank 100 moments in the last 25 yrs of Philly sports according to their level of heartache.

Philly fans have now reached such a point of desperation that, in order to be the best at SOMETHING, they cling ever tighter to their misery.

Look, the only team that was ever cursed (not that I actually believe this shit) was the Red Sox. Philly just sucks. Why does there need to be an explanation?

Also, to put so much thought into a piece assumes that people on the national scene actually care about Philadelphia.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Philly is the redheaded stepchild of the East Coast.

Think of it. Delta and US Airways operate shuttle flights every hour that go from DC to NYC to Boston and back again all day long.

Of course, they skip Philly.

Why?

B/c it's unimportant. Have a cheesesteak and a soft pretzel and have a nice day.

(Sorry so long. I really hate Philly.)