Monday, June 29, 2015

Bruins Weekend Recap

Wow what a god damn weekend. Starting June 25th the Bruins traded Carl Soderberg for a 6th round draft pick in 2016. I didn't like this move too much because I sort of figured that the Bruins could have gotten way more of a return than a 6th round pick. In the big picture, I would have rather had the roster space and money than Soderberg come October. Then comes Friday, what a day Friday was. It started off with the Bruins trading Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames, when the trade was first announced the only details were that Dougie was traded, no details on what the Bruins were getting in return. I think majority of the Boston fan base was hoping that the Bruins were trading Dougie and maybe some picks or prospects (ie: Subban) to the Flames for maybe Johnny Gaudreau, TJ Brodie, or maybe even Josh Jooris. Instead the Bruins got the 15th pick in the first round as well as the 45th and 52nd in the second round. Hamilton will be a RFA come July 1st and there are tons of reports coming out of Boston that they didn't have the kind of money to resign Hamilton. None the less, Dougie is far more valuable than a few draft picks. If the Bruins didn't have the money, why didn't they try to get rid of Dennis Seidenberg and not resign McQuaid? Don't get me wrong, I like McQuaid's style of play, he's a solid defenseman and great in his own zone but he offers very little offensively. I think having Hamilton rather than McQuaid and Seidenberg would have been beneficial. The Flames may very well have the best defense in all of the NHL with the addition of Dougie. Then comes the Bruins trading Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for the 13th pick, Goalie Martin Jones and defenseman Colin Miller. I think that Lucic will fit in great with the Kings, he's a tough guy that loves to throw the body around.  Jones is a solid goaltender who could be a great back up for Tuukka since they had trouble with that. I'm hoping that they brought on Jones in order to trade Subban. Miller had a break out season in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs winning the Calder Cup. In the AHL skills competition Miller won fastest skater as well as hardest shot, I think that he could work out well for the Bruins if he keeps it up. I was pretty disappointed about losing Lucic, he's been one of my favorite players for a while. I know he had an off year and it seemed as if his days in Boston were limited after the handshake line against the Canadiens, so I wasn't too surprised. I also thought that the Lucic- Krejci- Pastranak line was also hitting their stride towards the end of the season. The Bruins will also need to find someone to create space for 46 and 88 come this season. So after these trades the Bruins had the 13th, 14th and 15th picks, I thought that was surely enough to move up to the 3rd or 4th spot and take Noah Hannifin. If they ended up getting Hannifin I would have been ecstatic. He's commonly compared to Duncan Keith which is a huge compliment. Unfortunately that didn't happen, somehow Don Sweeney couldn't do this so the Bruins were stuck with those 3 picks. From that moment it was blatantly clear that the Bruins were taking the long way to rebuilding this team and I can't figure out why. Yes, the Bruins had an off season and sucked last year but in my eyes it didn't warrant a complete rebuild, at all. I'm not going to pretend I know a lot about prospects and what they can do, but what I do know is that we won't see these guys on the varsity team for a few years, hopefully they work out but they also may not. So it was most certainly an awful Friday for Bruins fans. The weekend was pretty quiet on the Bruins front, I think everyone was still locked in their basement chugging whiskey and crying due to Friday. It still baffles me how the Bruins managed to botch that Kessel trade so much. No one from that trade is left in Boston... It seems as if the Bruins front office has the opposite mindset of Belichick and the Patriots. Instead of trading older guys (Chara, Seidenberg, Eriksson) who are falling out of their prime, they trade young guys who are about to hit their prime. 

So today it comes out that the Bruins have traded a 3rd round draft pick to the Flyers for Zac Rinaldo, a guy that is well known around the league as a huge scumbag and a dirty player. Rinaldo has registered 10pts in his last 125 games... Absolutely disgusting. The Bruins may be trying to replace Shawn Thornton by bringing in a locker room presence but right now I don't think that right now is the time. The Bruins have enough problems scoring, why would they bring him in? Right now the state of the Bruins is disgusting, absolutely awful. I don't know what's going on with this team but it's making me sick. I know that free agency opens up July 1st so hopefully Don Sweeney pulls his head out of his ass ASAP and makes some moves to try and make the team viable again. At this rate, the Bruins are going to be absolutely awful next season. Here's to hoping that Sweeney figures something out and saves this sinking ship.

Fare thee well, Hamilton and Lucic. Thanks for bringing the cup back to Boston in 2011.

and welcome Martin Jones, Colin Miller, (and I guess) Zac Rinaldo.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fire Jam Friday

I'm on vacation but everybody and their mother knows that I don't miss Fire Jam Fridays so here we go. Got some great new stuff with a lot of beach tunes thrown in as well. Yeah Luke put new Timeflies on his Thursday Bangerz yesterday but I can't tell you how many times he's put songs on TBs that I've had on my FJFs so he can pound sand. Grab a cold one or 15, head to the beach and have a blast folks. It's the friggin weekend.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lady Brawls With Mom Over Chicken Fingers

Source-31-year-old Kristin Michelle Howard was arrested Friday. Authorities say the Flagler County Sheriff's Office was called to a mobile home park in Bunnell around 11:30 p.m. Deputies say Howard's mother, Kimberly Miller, accused her of coming home drunk and angry and making a plate of chicken and biscuits. Authorities say Miller and Howard argued over who owned the food and Howard punched her mother in the face and threw tea on her.

I'm not gonna lie, we've all been here many times in our lives. There's absolutely nothing worse than when all you want to do is eat and your mom says no. Such an awful move by Moms all around the world. I can't even imagine being denied food when I'm drunk, it's the wooooorst after a night of drinking and you go to get food and the place is closed or not serving food, so I kind of get this lady. Punching your mom in the face and pouring tea on her is a psycho move but I get being all sorts of pissed off when you can't eat. 

Thursday Bangerz

I bet you never thought you'd see the day, we've got another Thursday Banger here for ya. I'm as excited as you are cause this whole playlist is full of jammers. In honor of Michael Jackson's death we got my favorite MJ song on here. Two new sick songs from The Weeknd and Timeflies. Crack a cold one, light up the BBQ and cannon ball into the weekend. shabooyaaaa

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 NHL Award Nominees

We're back to the NHL Awards, they take place at 7pm EST tonight and it should be a great show. I decided I would write a blog writing who I thought should be taking home hardware this year. I skipped the GM of the year award, King Clancy, because I don't care about them.

Ted Lindsay Award (Most outstanding player voted by players)
The nominees this year are Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. This hurts me to say and I hope nobody ever quotes me on this, but I think that Carey Price should take this one home tonight. He was the sole reason that the Canadiens had any success this year and he was their backbone. As soon as Price started struggling in the playoffs, so did the Canadiens. Alex Ovechkin is a good option as well but I absolutely hate how he plays zero defense, he glides back on the back check which always kills me. 

Selke Trophy (Forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game)
The nominees are Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhwaks and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings. I'm pretty sure everyone knows my pick here and if you don't you're an idiot. I'm going with Bergeron all day every day. The guy is just an absolute stud in the defensive zone. He's constantly batting and not afraid to muck it up in the corners. I think you have no option but to respect that out of a star player. Bergeron will do absolutely anything to help his team win and that usually means battling in the d-zone. Toews and Kopitar are both obviously incredible in their defensive zone as well so I can't knock them if they win. 

Norris Trophy (Top defenseman) 
The nominees this year are Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens. Let me start this by saying I hate Subban so he's already out of my runnings, cya bud. That's how things are run around here. So it's down to Doughty and Karlsson, both absolute studs. I'm going with Doughty because he's an insane two-way defenseman. He put up 46 points (7G, 39A) which is awesome for a defenseman, while doing that he also played a great defensive game and averaged 29min per game, that's a minute less than half the game which is absurd. To be consistent while playing that many minutes isn't an easy thing to do. 

Jack Adams Award (Top head coach)
The nominees for this are Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames, Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators, and Alain Vigneault. I won't say much about this cause I don't think anyone reaaaaally cares who wins the Jack Adams. My pick is Hartley. No one really expected the Flames to do great this year, which they did. Hartley was pushing the right buttons, in April when the games were "life or death" the Flames out-played the Kings to make it into the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Flames also had a 20pt increase since last season which is the highest in the Western Conference and 3rd highest in the NHL. 

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (Goal scoring leader)
This one isn't too exciting either since Ovechkin always wins. That dirty Russian put up 53 ginos this year which I will give to him, is damn impressive. Good for you bud. 

Mark Messier Leadership Award
The nominees are Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhwaks, and Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets. This is pretty obvious to me, Jonathan Toews. Dude just lead the Hawks to their 3rd Stanley Cup in 5 years. I know that they don't count the post season in this, but I do so whatever. I'm pretty sure Toews just pisses leadership. Guy is a leader on and off the ice. Getzlaf certainly could make a case for himself but I'm going with Toews. 

Art Ross Trophy (Scoring champion)
This is awarded to the player that leads the league in points at the end of the regular season. Jamie Benn won. Whatever I hate you.

Calder Trophy (Top rookie)
The nominees are Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers, and Mark Stone. I'm not going to beat around the bush, i'll come right out and say it, if Johnny Hockey doesn't win this trophy then I quit watching the NHL. Kid was an absolute menace this season registering 64pts (24G, 40A) in 80 games. Boom done, he's godda win. I'll give it to Ekblad though he was an a solid blue liner at the ripe age of 19. 

Vezina Trophy (Top goaltender)
The nominees are Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. To me it comes down to Price and Rinne, both of whom are incredible tendys. I'm going to have to go with Price though. He was a brick wall all season and I think you have to honor that. 

William M. Jennings Trophy (Goaltender who plays at least 25 games for the club allowing the fewest goals)
The winners this season were Carey Price of the Canadiens and Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks. Good work, fellas.

Lady Byng Trophy (Player best combing sportsmanship and ability)
The nominees are Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red  Wings, Jiri Hudler of the Calgary Flames, and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings. My choice is Kopitar. While he's a stud in the defensive zone, he always knows how to put up numbers. He recorded 64 points in 79 games while only getting 10 penalty minutes all season. For a guy that plays so much in the defensive zone, that's pretty impressive. 

Masterson Trophy (Perseverance and dedication to hockey)
The nominees are Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators, Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild. My pick is Andrew Hammond. He was absolutely lights out for the Sens. Hammond is an undrafted 27yr old who went on a 20-1-2 run in his 23 starts, that's damn impressive. Hammond also matched a record of allowing two or less goals in his first twelve starts. 

Hart Trophy (Most valuable player to his team)

The nominees are John Tavares of the New York Islanders, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. My pick is JT. He was incredible this season and deserves it 100% in my book. Ovechkin doesn't deserve it in my book, if you're going to be the best player in the league I think you need to play a lick of defense and not just glide in the neutral zone. While Carey Price could make a fight for himself, I don't think he was good enough to be the best player in general in the whole league. Tavares was solid all around so he's my pick. 

NHL 3-on-3 Overtime

So this has been all the talk around the hockey world right now, besides the draft. I personally love it. I hate that games can be decided by shootouts. At first it was fun seeing these guys show off their moves but now not so much. In my opinion, there's nothing worse than an incredible OT period and then it going to a shootout. The adrenaline in OT can sometimes get close to playoff hockey which i think is awesome. Having a shootout completely kills all the exciting momentum that the game has built up. Getting to see some combos like Toews- Kane- Keith would be absolutely incredible. So far in the AHL level they have seen an increase in scoring which is what everyone is hoping will happen in the NHL as well. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

A-Rod Takes a Page Out of Jeter's Book, Hits a Bomb for His 3,000th Career Hit

Congrats to the biggest clown on the planet. You can say it's tainted and what not because it is, but it's still impressive. And for Yankees fans to be celebrating it as much as they are speaks volumes as to how far he's come from just last year when he couldn't have bought one single fan. What a guy. 

The Loser Who Walked A-Rod on 4 Pitches Last Night When He Was Going for 3,000 Hits Went to South Carolina So That Explains That

ESPNNEW YORK -- It took Alex Rodriguez, of all people, to make the new Yankee Stadium feel like the old one. That raw, passionate emotion that made the old digs shake emanated out of the fancier stands in the eighth inning because the Bronx's new favorite son, A-Rod, was at the plate, looking for hit No. 3,000.
The fans wanted history.
A guy named Sam Dyson, a 27-year-old without even 100 major league innings on his resume, was on the mound for the Marlins. Dyson knew that Rodriguez needed just one hit, and he wanted no part of history.
"I think it gives you more of a drive to get the guy out," Dyson said after the Yankees' 9-4 win over the Marlins on Thursday night.
Dyson, who went to high school in Tampa and college at South Carolina, learned how it used to routinely sound like in the Bronx. With specially marked balls being used for the possible historic at-bat and with nearly all 38,239 on hand standing -- many taking pictures and video on their phones -- Dyson brought some gas.
Each pitch he threw was 97 mph or harder. Each pitch was inside. Each pitch was a ball. And each pitch made the fans madder and madder.
When A-Rod reached on a walk, the chances for the fans to see the 29th player reach 3K vanished. The crowd was unhappy.
They taunted Dyson with a chant that describes one's behind and begins with an "A." It was loud and clear. When the fans finished with that one, they chanted, "You suck! You suck! You suck!" at Dyson. Again, it was as if it was being said on Bose surround sound.

Well that explains the gaping vagina I saw from #36 in the 8th inning last night. Cocksucker went to South Carolina. What an absolute LOSER. Hey Sam Dyson, sack up and throw a pitch in the strike zone, you pussy. This fuckin guy says that A-Rod having 3,000 hits on the line "drives him to get the guy out more." Oh really idiot? How in the fuck were you gonna get him out by throwing four straight pitches AT him? Hey bro, grow up and throw a pitch over the plate one God damn time for me.

As for the point of this article from ESPN, the Stadium was awesome last night. Place was ELECTRIC and you gotta love the "ASSHOLE" chants in the Bronx. Absolutely love it. Hey Sam Dyson, fuck you. And fuck your stupid alma mater too. Oh and get a Twitter so I can tweet at you that you're a bum ass fuckin bitch. Thanks.

P.S. The Yankees won't pay A-Rod his $6 million for passing Willie Mays on the all time home run list because they claim they can't market it. Well there was shit like ESPN's commercial that had a "Rule 661" which is to "let the bat do the talking" and now the Yankees are tweeting the hashtag #AROD3K every time he gets a hit. They could sell 661 and A-Rod 3K t-shirts pretty easily. He's the fans favorite player for Christ's sake. Pretty sure you can and have been marketing it. Pay the man.

Fire Jam Friday

This is my third and final installment of "FUCK YES FINALS ARE OVER" Fire Jam Fridays for the 2014-15 school year. Finished up summer classes today and I'm headed home tomorrow so I'm pretty pumped. This week's playlist is absolutely stacked. Got some new Hilary Duff, Kacey Musgraves, Beck. And the big shocker is Adam Lambert comin in with an absolute fucking jam. I really wanted to hate it because I've never liked him but it's just straight flames. And I've had "Fight Song" on repeat the entire week because it's a great song and if you don't like it I just assume you don't have a god damn pulse. 


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Minor League Baseball Team Hosting 'Miracle on Ice' Night

SourceIt has officially been 35 years since the ‘Miracle on Ice’ in Lake Placid, N.Y., wherein an upstart squad of U.S.-born hockey players defeated a mighty Soviet Union team that was seen as gold medal favorites at the 1980 Olympics. To pay tribute to one of the most incredible Olympic sports stories and one of the most iconic hockey moments, the AAA Rochester Red Wings, a minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are hosting a ‘Miracle on Ice’ night on Aug. 1.
The evening, of course, will include brand new threads for both Rochester and their opponents, the Syracuse Chiefs. Rochester, the home team for evening, will wear the classic white jerseys that the American team wore during their defeat of the Soviets, while Syracuse will suit up in the blue visitors sweaters. And what hockey-themed night would be complete without the umpires wearing referee jerseys?John Harrington and Mike Ramsey, both members of the 1980 American team, will be in attendance for the game and will get to relive some of the most classic moments as Rochester intends on showing highlights from the ‘Miracle’ game on the video board throughout the evening. According to the Red Wings, it’s expected that at least one more member from the gold-medal winning squad will be added to the event.
Incase you were unaware, I'm a pretty big hockey guy, so naturally I absolutely love this move. I'm debating flying home from California just to snag one of these jerseys. I'm pretty sure no one would normally go to this game since no one in the world cares about minor league baseball so this is also a genius marketing scheme. How do you get upstate New Yorkers to a baseball game? Involve hockey. I kind of wish that the Syracuse Chiefs were wearing USSR jerseys. That would be incredible. The umps wearing zebra stripes is also a great move. I love everything about this, to be honest. So i guess i'll see everyone in Rochester August 1st. 

I'm Fine with a Woman Being on a Bill, but Taking Hamilton Off of the $10 is an AWFUL Decision

NY PostAlexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the nation (and THE founding father of The Post), has good reason to cry — he’s being booted from the $10 bill and replaced by a woman.
Despite recent talk of removing President Andrew Jackson from the $20 in favor a woman, the Treasury Department said Wednesday it will instead make Hamilton’s head the first on the currency chopping block.
Treasury officials would not say why they decided to dump Hamilton — who was the nation’s first Treasury secretary — claiming only that the decision was made as part of a review of currency security features.
Just which woman will wind up gracing the sawbuck will be decided later this year, after officials take input from citizens online and at local discussions.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew hailed the move.
“America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for,” he said.
But not everyone is enthusiastic about ditching the man who essentially created the US financial system (and who established The Post in 1801).
A Twitter hashtag #savehamilton was started to defend the famous New Yorker.
“Hamilton founded the damn U.S. Mint and this is how they repay him? Jackson didn’t even like the idea of paper money. #SaveHamilton,” tweeted Hannah Thobrun.
“You would not even have a national currency without the efforts of the truly brilliant Alexander Hamilton,” tweeted Craig Marr.
The decision to put a woman on a bill was made in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
The announcement comes a month after a grassroots campaign was launched to remove Jackson — a slave owner infamous for the forced relocation of the Cherokee tribe — from the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) even sponsored a bill to boot Jackson. But Wednesday night, she said she was also happy to dump Hamilton.
“While it may not be the $20 bill, make no mistake, this is a historic announcement,” Shaheen said. “Young girls across this country will soon be able to see an inspiring woman on the $10 bill.”
Lew asked Americans to take to social media and use the hashtag #TheNew10 to contribute ideas about whose face should grace the bill.
As a consolation, Hamilton — mortally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr in 1804 — will appear somewhere else on the bill. The new location has not been decided.

Bullshit. I'm not even mad that a woman will get put on a bill. Although I really have no clue who they'll put on it. But I'll get to that later. For now let me focus on the important shit, which is that Alexander Hamilton is getting kicked off the $10. Yeah they say they'll put him somewhere else on it, but that's fucking lame. I mean the guy was the first Secretary of Treasury, was a founding father, founded the first national bank, pretty much created the country's entire financial system, and you're gonna take his face off the $10 bill?! I thought this whole "woman on a bill" was gonna kick Jackson off the $20. Jackson didn't really do anything important. Just sent Indians to Oklahoma, and hated paper currency. Makes no sense to have him on the $20. However, it also makes no sense to have a woman on the $20. The $20 is the most used and most convenient bill. A woman doesn't deserve that bill. The $10 is a good place for a woman. Put Hamilton on the $20 and put a woman on the $10. Jackson can go fuck himself.
Now I still don't know who the fuck they'll put on the bill. Rosa Parks? Susan B. Anthony? Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Screw that. Still plenty of men that deserve a bill over those ladies. Teddy Roosevelt, MLK, any of the war generals from WWII are all better than those women. Like I said, I'm fine with a woman being on a bill, I just seriously have no clue who they'll put on it. Pretty confusing to be honest. My vote is Taylor Swift. Not sure if any woman has done more for America than Tay. Gimme T-Swift on the $10 and Hamilton on the $20. Only way this thing should go.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

These Georgia (the Country) People Who Killed a Tiger Because it Mauled a Guy are the Worst of the Worst

SourceTBILISI, Georgia — A tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death Wednesday before being shot by police.
The Interior Ministry in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said the tiger was hiding at an abandoned factory that had been turned into a construction market when he attacked the man Wednesday. The victim later died of his wounds at a hospital.
“We entered the depot and, suddenly, a white tiger rushed out of an adjacent room and attacked one of the workers, jumping at his throat and mauling him,” colleague Alexander Shavbulashvili told The Associated Press. “We broke the window of another room to flee, and the sound of breaking glass must have scared it and it ran away.”
Police commandos rushed to the site and killed the tiger.
“It was a white tiger,” Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri told the AP. “We wanted to sedate it, but it was very aggressive and we had to liquidate it.”
An earlier ministry claim that the tiger also wounded another man proved wrong.
Zoo spokeswoman Khatia Basilashvili couldn’t immediately offer any details about the dead tiger.
The Georgian government on Wednesday harshly criticized zoo officials for failing to provide reliable information. On Tuesday, zoo officials said all eight lions, seven tigers and at least two of the zoo’s three jaguars were killed in the flooding in Georgia’s capital.
The flooding, triggered by torrential rains over the weekend, killed at least 19 people, destroyed houses and tore up roads. Six people remain missing.
The zoo said Wednesday that one of its 17 penguins was found alive by Georgian border guards in the Kura River near the border with Azerbaijan, 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of the capital. Eight other penguins had been found alive earlier.
Zoo officials say less than half of the zoo’s 600 inhabitants have survived the flooding.

I'm sick of all these third world countries having such awesome animals and killing them. Hey fucksticks, you mind keeping a tiger alive one time for me? I mean shit. Your zoo just flooded killing a bunch of animals and you're gonna kill the ONE tiger that survived because it killed a guy? Bullshit. Hey dead Georgian guy, get out of the way bro. And all you police officers who decided to kill the tiger, what the fuck are you doing? They said it got scared and ran away. Fuckin chill out. Sorry your zoo sucks and flooded, and sorry your stupid workers don't know how to avoid getting mauled by tigers. Tigers are the coolest god damn animals on the planet so I'm always gonna be team tiger over one of these third world morons. I mean I laughed out loud when that tiger mauled that Indian kid who jumped in its den. And for good reason. These people are idiots. Team tiger for life. It's bad enough that half of Africa's awesome animals are endangered or threatened. It's bad enough that Indians are killing tigers and elephants and shit. It's bad enough that Georgia is flooding zoos and killing over half the inhabitants of it. We don't need assholes like these people killing the one god damn tiger that escapes all this shit. Just relax you absolute lunatics. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hockey Night In Canada Montage

First and foremost, congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the cup. Here's the season ending montage that was played on Hockey Night in Canada last night. I recommend watching the whole thing because every second is awesome. Patrick Kane chirping Maroon was great. What makes up for the Bruins not being in the season is that they showed the Canadiens getting their dicks stomped in and hearts broken. Great video as always from HNiC.   I'll admit I was rooting for the Lightning to win the cup and bring it back to the Eastern Conference since the Bruins did it but the Hawks are an incredible team and now have entered the dynasty life (what up Pats). The team is just too damn good, the know how to win. Win the big prize is on the line their guys show up. Patrick Kane had an absolutely filthy 2nd goal to to put the nail in Tampa's coffin.

This is vintage Patrick Kane, showing up when he's needed. As awesome of a gino that was the apple from Brad Richards was even better. I think the whole arena thought he was going to shoot that including Ben Bishop and then he sauces it to Showtime and he buries it. Absolutely awesome. Corey Crawford also had a great game, he gets a lot of flack for getting rattled but when the Hawks needed him to be big in game 6, he was. He held the Lightning to 0 goals which is pretty great. 
To me, it was pretty obvious that Duncan Keith was gonna win the Conn Smythe. He was an absolute savage the whole play offs and was playing at least half the game pretty much every single game since Chicago had a shaky defensive group. So congratulations to Keith, as they always say, defense wins championships. 
It was a real stand up move of the Blackhawks to give Timonen, Vermette and Richards the cup after Toews. Three older guys that had never gotten to raise it, gives you chills. 

(Stick tap to Barstool for the pictures)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yankees Minor League Team Having a "Meet George R.R. Martin Night" with Game of Thrones Jerseys

SourceWhile the world freaks out over the bloody finale of "Game of Thrones" ... again ... we can at least take solace in some happier GoT-related news: On Aug. 8, the Staten Island Yankees will celebrate a great Martin-inspired work: 1980's "Nightflyers" about a group of scientists in search of an alien being.  
No, I'm obviously talking about "Game of Thrones."  
That night, the Staten Island Yankees will be known as the Direwolves and will be donning jerseys ringed in what appears to be animal fur. Meanwhile, their opponents for that night, the Hudson Valley Renegades, will be clad in gold and red as they will be called the Lannisters.

I love when minor league teams do this. I don't even care if the jerseys look good or not, it's just a cool way of getting their names out there and getting a few more fans to the ballpark that night. I mean, I've never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones but I know people love it so I think it's a good idea by the Staten Island Yanks. I have no clue what the show is about, I have no clue what the fuck a Direwolf or Lannister is, but I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Staten Island Direwolves jersey or hat. The hats have got to be fire. Minor league team hats are always fire even when they aren't using Game of Thrones jerseys. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fire Jam Friday

You know what time it is people. It's the weekend and it's time to jam out and tell your weekday problems to get lost. Some more new Billy Currington, some new The Weeknd, a lot of other new stuff, some old stuff, everything thrown in this week. As per usual. Enjoy.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another Awards Show, Another City Jana Kramer Burned to the Ground

Back in April Jana went to the ACMs and burned Dallas to the ground. And now here she is, back at it setting fire to the city of Nashville. I might have to make some adjustments to my Maxim hot 100 list. Just so hot. Sorry Nashville, hopefully there are a few survivors. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

I Don't Think Anyone Loves Kangaroos More than Derek Jeter

Source“Is that Derek Jeter?” my friend Caitlin asked as we sat eating lunch at a luxury resort in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney in late March.
It could be. We were at the exclusive and swanky One&Only Wolgan Valley — just the kind of place a famous person would go. Plus, Jeter had just retired, so maybe a vacation at the start of baseball season made sense.
But I couldn’t really see. First of all, to me, celebrities always look a little different in person — skinnier, usually shorter, just more ordinary. Second, he was sitting behind me, and since it was just us and the guy she thought was Jeter (and his friends) at the small patio cafĂ©, I was hesitant to do a 180 turn to check. “I don’t know,” I said, trying to remember what he looked like, and whether he was a Met or a Yankee. (Yes, I call myself a New Yorker, but I’m clearly not a sports fan.)
While Caitlin stared, I decided to eavesdrop. “I’ll have the steak sandwich, without the bread,” said one of the guys. The order then evolved into a conversation about protein. “It might be him,” I whispered to Cait. “They’re talking about protein. Athletes like to eat protein,” I reasoned.
“Their eyebrows are very well-groomed,” Caitlin added. Interesting — another clue he might be someone famous.
When we got up to leave, possible-Derek-Jeter and his pals were already gone.
After lunch, Caitlin and I headed to the lobby to arrange our place on a wildlife tour later in the day. We were itching to see some kangaroos in the wild, and with 7,000 acres of pristine grasslands, forest and mountains, this was the place to do it. 
Never afraid to say what she’s thinking, Cait asked the concierge: “Was that Derek Jeter, the American baseball player, who we just saw downstairs?”
“If you think it’s the guest, it’s probably the guest,” the woman responded with a sly smile. We immediately decided the woman was giving us a secret message that it was indeed Jeter.
No matter. We soon got our answer. Cait and I got on the four-wheel bus-like vehicle the hotel had arranged for our wildlife drive. There was an older Dutch couple already there and we were waiting for a few more guests. That’s when Derek Jeter and two of his friends climbed on the bus and sat behind us.
The drive was amazing. I alternated taking shots of kangaroos, wallaroos, and wallabies with my Cannon Powershot, my iPhone, and videos with my GoPro. With the celebrity presence, I felt a little self-conscious about all the cameras hanging from by body. And since Cait and I were on opposite sides of the bus, if one of us saw something amazing out our window, we’d do a mini kind of Chinese fire drill and hastily switch sides to look out the other’s windows. Derek Jeter thinks we’re crazy, I thought to myself.
Jeter and his friends looked very LA (even though he played for New York). Cait was right about their eyebrows, and they were all wearing pretty stylish jeans, T-shirts and sunglasses. Cait, being the friendly one, started talking to Jeter and his two friends. “I’m Derek,” I heard him say.
Within a few minutes, they were fast friends. “You should have seen the kangaroo we saw at the Sydney zoo,” Jeter said to Cait, who was sitting right in front of him. “He was so meaty!” Jeter then proceeded to take out his phone and scroll through his pictures of this huge kangaroo. I worried Cait’s head was about to explode. “Look at how big he is. Look at the muscles in his back,” exclaimed Jeter. “He was scary!” I had to chuckle that Derek Jeter was scared of a kangaroo in a cage. It was kind of endearing.
Cait then explained to the guys all about wombats, and we made sure to point one out when we drove by. She told the guys that in a few days, we would be cuddling koalas. “We want to cuddle koalas!” they yelled, very excited at the prospect. “You have to go to Queensland,” I said, as we were in New South Wales, where it’s banned. “There are only a few places where you can do it.” Of course, if you’re Derek Jeter, maybe they let you cuddle a koala wherever you want, I thought to myself.
At one point during the drive, we stopped and got out of the bus for a little walk around and a great photo op of the nearby mountains. Derek Jeter handed me his iPhone and said, “Will you take a picture of us?” I squashed the urge to see whom he had texted last and snapped a shot of him and his two pals in front of the breathtaking scenery.
“Take a picture of them with your camera!” Cait squealed in my ear. “No, I feel bad,” I said. (I’d much rather just write about it when I’m safely back at my desk in the States.)
Later that night after dinner, we ran into Jeter and his friends again. “Look who it is!” they said and chatted for a minute. They were staying in the only three-bedroom villa up on a hill that Cait and I had been wondering about. Jeter and his friends looked like they were ready for a fun night out — despite the fact there’s really nothing to do in Wolgan Valley.
That was the last time we saw Jeter. As it turns out, he is a totally nice, down-to-earth guy. At least when he’s talking to strangers on vacation.
After the trip, I scoured the Internet for pictures from Jeter’s trip to Australia. There was nothing. His Facebook timeline went from shots of his Celebrity Golf Classic in Las Vegas earlier in March to posts about his youth leadership program, Jeter’s Leaders, in early April. I did find a tweet from a sports writer in late March proclaiming that Derek Jeter was in Sydney for the Cricket World Cup, which was happening at the time. And there was another tweet with a blurry picture of Jeter at a Sydney Blue Sox baseball game. But mostly, Cait and I had Jeter all to ourselves, at least for a couple of hours.

First off, sorry for posting that whole article but I think it's necessary. Secondly, fuuuuuuck this lady who wrote this. You live in New York and don't know what team Derek Jeter played for? That's quite simply the most pathetic thing I've ever heard. There are so many things that this lady wrote that make me wanna gauge my eyeballs out, but I'll get to those later.
For now, let's talk about the most important part of this story. Which is that Derek Jeter fucking LOVES kangaroos. There is no way anyone on this planet loves kangaroos more than Derek Jeter. He and Hannah Davis probably got one as a pet when he got back from this trip. Shit, I think I have to get a kangaroo now that I know Jeter loves them this much. Like I thought kangaroos were pretty cool before I read this but I've never seen one in person, and now I'm about to take out a loan for a flight to Australia to see some kangaroos. I need to see kangaroos now. I need to love them as much as Derek Jeter. Need it.

Okay, now back to this lady writing this story. Here's a list of reasons why this lady sucks.
1. She had to think about whether Jeter was a Met or Yankee. If you live in New York, you know what team Derek Jeter played for. That's a given. So either this lady thinks she's cute pretending to know nothing about everything, or she doesn't live in New York and actually lives under a fucking rock. 
2. Her reasoning of why it was indeed Derek Jeter is that they were talking about protein. "Athletes like to eat protein." No, humans in general like to eat protein. Yeah people who work out probably consume higher levels of protein than those who don't but it's still terrible logic for trying to figure out whether it was Jeter or not, and the way she wrote it was annoying as fuck.
3. Her friend sucks, and continues the terrible logic behind trying to figure out if this was Derek Jeter. "His eyebrows are well-groomed." My fucking eyebrows are well-groomed. You don't need to be famous to have nice eyebrows. It takes a conscious effort to fuck up your eyebrows. It takes a shower to make them look good/normal/fine/they're eyebrows no one fucking cares.
4. She and her friend asked the restaurant if it was Derek Jeter and they didn't give them a straight answer. Hey MORONS, why didn't you Google image Derek Jeter and see if it was him? Since you're both so fucking brain dead that you don't know who Derek Jeter is, then whip out your phones and look up pictures of him. Coulda solved this shit in two fucking seconds.
5. She and her friend switched sides to see out each others' windows during the wildlife tour, which would be soooooo annoying to be sitting in the same vehicle as them. I bet Derek woulda jumped out of the car if it weren't for the absolutely jacked kangaroos that he's seen. 
6. She had to "chuckle at the fact that Derek Jeter was scared of a caged kangaroo." Hey lady, he said "it was scary" not that he was scared of it. There's a huge difference. Of course he isn't scared of one in a cage, but if that thing came out fuckin jumping around kicking shit, you bet your ass he'd be scared, and so the fuck would you, so shut up. This lady's making fun of Derek Jeter for describing a kangaroo he saw, and she doesn't even know who he is. Hey lady, I'd like you to do two things. First off, WAKE UP. Secondly, once you wake up, I want you to take a big step back and literally fuck your own face.
7. Her description of how Jeter and his friends wanted to go cuddle with koalas sucks. Derek Jeter does not yell "We want to cuddle koalas!" In fact, no guy does. Ever. Everyone wants to cuddle koala bears, but no dude shouts his excitement for it as if he were a college softball player who just hit a home run (those girls go absolutely fucking nuts). Stop making Derek Jeter seem like a god damn weirdo.
8. She had to "squash the urge" to see who Jeter texted last when he handed her his phone to take a picture of him and his friends. Hey lady, turn your brain on. It's probably his fucking girlfriend, Hannah Davis. You absolute moron. That would literally never cross my mind if I were in that situation. You know what would? Politely asking if I could get a picture with Derek. "Oh one of the greatest baseball players of all time is in the mood for taking some pics in this sweet Australian wildlife, but I'm too busy resisting my urge to see who he texts to ask if I can get a picture with him to prove to people that all this shit happened." What an IDIOT.

Well there you have it. You never knew Derek Jeter loved kangaroos so much. But you also never knew you needed 8 reasons why Leah Ginsberg sucks at life. Life will never go back to being the same.

And this is for Leah Ginsberg.

(Pardon the extreme profanity, but this video is hilarious and the final lines of the scene are an important message to this half-wit writer of this story)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Lady's Husband Lost $100 Million, Says She's Never Been Happier

SourceManhattan writer Suzanne Corso, 46, was once a card-carrying member of the 1 percent — until her financier husband lost their $100 million nest egg in the 2008 fiscal meltdown. Here, the mother of one, who has just published her third novel, “Hello, Hollywood,” tells The Post’s Jane Ridley her very New York story of survival.

"My 6-year-old daughter doesn’t think twice about calling room service from our luxury residential hotel to order a $25 cheeseburger for herself.
It’s November 2005 and we’ve been living in an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton on West Street for a little more than two years. And first-grader Samantha has developed quite the habit of ordering in.
Far from finding it cute, I’m appalled — I grew up on welfare in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, so the charm and appeal of the whole “Eloise at the Plaza” scenario is wasted on me as I consider that we might be raising a spoiled child.
How ironic, then, that just three years later that privileged lifestyle would come crashing down around our heads. My husband, Anthony, now 52, lost his entire fortune — more than $100 million — in the Wall Street financial crisis, leaving us wondering where our next rent check would come from.
Looking back, it was the best thing that ever happened. Hanging out with the uber-wealthy was dull and empty. If someone handed me $100 million today, I’d give it back in a heartbeat. Why? Because I’ve found the fulfillment I’ve craved since childhood."

I'm not buying this for one single second. That is an absurd quote. "If someone handed me $100 million today, I'd give it back in a heartbeat." No you wouldn't. There's no chance you give it back. That's insane, and it's an insult to poor people all over the world. That's basically saying to people that are starving regularly that if someone hands you $100 mil, don't take it because you're happier now. Stop lying to people lady. It's not cool. Who gives a fuck if your six year old daughter likes to order room service? That's not being spoiled. That's called having $100 million and being able to have food called up to your room like a boss. It's really no different than ordering a pizza for delivery. It's a service. It's not being spoiled. It's not your daughter's fault that you have a shit ton of money that needs to spent on $25 cheeseburgers. I also love the quote about hanging out with wealthy people all the time. Can't imagine what's so dull and empty about hanging out with people that are rich as fuck. People that are rich can do whatever they want, so if you didn't take advantage of that that's your fault. But don't give me this fucking horse shit about you never being happier than you are after losing $100 million. You're embarrassing yourself, and insulting everyone that has less than $100 million. If you hate money so much, stop writing books and selling them. Dumb bitch.