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Monthly Archive: January 2006

Sunday

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January 2006

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Fool Award for the Day

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As I am watching the 76ers / Timberwolves game today, Bill Walton, who in my opinion is a moron as a broadcaster, comes out with the statement of “It’s difficult to win when you are outscored each quarter.” No Bill, you fool, It would be IMPOSSIBLE to win if you are outscored each quarter.

Saturday

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January 2006

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Seriously?

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How much more white trash can you get? WHEATON, Illinois (AP) — A woman got a 30-day jail sentence for leaving her three young children home alone for several hours, while she and her boyfriend attended a videotaping of “The Jerry Springer Show.” CNN.com – Full Article

Saturday

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January 2006

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Keeping Score

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*WARNING* This post pertains to one of the most insidious creations of the last 20 years – sports talk radio. I will admit (under duress) that I used to listen to quite a lot of sports radio. I still do listen occasionally, but having only 2 stations in Chicago (670AM WSCR and AM1000 WMVP) can quickly burn a person out on these personalities. This post in particular deals with 670, better known to its listeners as The Score. The Score likes to bill itself as the fans’ station. Several of their on-air personalities had no broadcasting or sports journalism experience […]

Thursday

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January 2006

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Where will the Cubs be on Memorial Day?

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I’m flying up to Chicago to see the ATL/CHC games on May 27th and 28th with my father, so I was kind of wondering where the Cubs would be at that time. What are y’alls thoughts? Who will be in first place and where will the Cubs be? My guess is that the Cubbies will be within four games of the first-place Milwaukee Brewers, with platoons pretty much in effect at short (Cedeno and Neifi) and left field (Murton and Grissom.) And Wood will be back in the rotation pitching well.

Thursday

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January 2006

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They are not long, the laughter and the sorrow…

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Not much of a newsworthy day, so I thought it might be fun to see where the prominent members of the 2003 Chicago Cubs are now (RET=retired, OOB=out of baseball, FA=free agent.) Let us know if you have any news about the ones that are out of baseball, free agents or if you have corrections! Damian Miller: MIL Eric Karros: RET, Color Commentator, ESPN Mark Grudzielanek: KCR Aramis Ramirez: CHC Alex Gonzalez: FA Moises Alou: SF Corey Patterson: BAL Sammy Sosa: FA (talking to WAS – minor league deal possible) Ramon Martinez: FA (close to signing with COL – Rotoworld) […]