The Morning After: June 19, 2009

tmalogoWow. It’s already the 19th Day of June. This month has flown by way too fast. Before you know it it will be 4th of July, then the end of summer, and the FOOTBALL SEASON! I know I’ve already don the “FOOTBALL SEASON” thing in TMA, but it’s FOOTBALL SEASON!

 Also the new iPhone comes out today. I’m thinking about getting it, but I’m really not all about lines. I can barely wait 5 minutes for an elevator at work…

Futbol First! Team USA laid another egg against the Duke Blue Devils of the world in Brazil. after two early goals the Brazilians put the dagger in the US with a 3rd goal about midway through the second half. This has got to have American Soccer officials concerned. Was Bruce Arena THAT good of a coach? Sure the steam sputtered in the last World Cup, but they tied the eventual champion Italians down one man most the match…About 16 years ago US Soccer made it a goal to win a World Cup by 2010…easily…NOT HAPPENING.

The United States Open Golf Championship was set back almost an entire day because the great flood on Long Island. The normally beautiful greens and fairways of Bethpage Black looked more like the Looney Flume at Wet N’ Wild. The schedule the USGA has proposed?

– Friday -1st round tees off at 7 with a shotgun start. Finishes around 2, which will allow the second round to start at 4 and go until play called.
– Saturday – Finish second round, make cuts, and start 3rd that afternoon.
– Sunday – Finish 3rd, Start 4th that afternoon.

Congrats to this year’s Mr. Irrelavant, Ryan Succup, who is so irrelavant, he’s worth $1.2 Million over 3 years.

TRUE ESPN HEADLINE: “Prosecutor opposes early release for Clarett”…I’ve been in this game for 2 years professionally and a couple years in school as a clerk. I have NEVER EVER seen a prosecutor agree to the following:
– To have mercy on the client without a bad case
– To agree to a better plea because he’s very very sorry.
– Agree to early termination of a person’s probation
– Agree to reduce/give a bond for anyone
– Agree an accused person MIGHT be innocent of anything
– Agree to release someone they got sentenced to prision to be released early.

Now that thats out of the way…NO SHIT! That is why it’s in the hands of the judge/parole board.

Speaking of which, the NFL said screw you to the Florida legal system and has given Dante Stallworth an indefinite suspension. Rumor has it, it probably means all of 2009.

Alex Ovechkin is your NHL MVP…woo woo

Keep blaming the bloggers! Raul Ibanez is now the DL…and so is our favorite injury plagued pitcher Dontrelle Willis, ANXIETY!You remember when the NBA put guys on the DL for cracked teeth? This is up there with it. (Although if true it’s no laughing matter)

It looks like Nadal will get a chance to defend his Wimbledon Championship. I’m not a huge tennis guy, but that match between him and Federer last year was excellent.

PEDs…ha – Me

Sorry Bobby, looks like your going to be a couple behind Joe Paterno…Unless Penn State is due for an 0-12 season. Ya I agree. Not likely. Then again, looking at the NCAA report itself, FSU is lucky they didn’t get hit worse.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like Raffy Nadal will be able to defend his Wimbledon Championship. I am not much of a tennis fan, but last year’s championship match was about as exciting as it gets. (Although Wimbledon did give him a tough draw this morning)

Paul Pierce felt the need to let everyone know from Twitter that he thinks the Orlando Magic suck. You know who talks smack after losing a series that is long over? Losers.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the University of Florida has self reported two minor NCAA violations for improper contact with a recruit. One in 2008 and one in 2009…For this reason and this reason alone, I’ll leave out the LANE KIFFIN NEWS!!! today…

Have a great weekend, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Florida, after jogging 4 miles this AM, I can personally tell ya. It’s like a suana out there, bundle up.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    SEC teams cheat.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    SEC teams cheat.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    what is that thing? i am one percent.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    what is that thing? i am one percent.

  • GatorTrey

    I didn’t put that in there…

  • GatorTrey

    I didn’t put that in there…

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    it is on all the posts now.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    it is on all the posts now.

  • GatorTrey

    We were hacked!

  • GatorTrey

    We were hacked!

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    anyone else see that ad on the side with Bambi and make a gun with their hand and shoot it?

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    anyone else see that ad on the side with Bambi and make a gun with their hand and shoot it?

  • Johnny

    Wait until next week trey to get the phone. I stood in the lines last year and it was horrible. I think it took me 10 hours or so to get through. Missed dinner. really not fun, but at the same time i’m glad that i did it

  • Johnny

    Wait until next week trey to get the phone. I stood in the lines last year and it was horrible. I think it took me 10 hours or so to get through. Missed dinner. really not fun, but at the same time i’m glad that i did it

  • Hawkeye19

    Johnny: Wait until next week trey to get the phone.I stood in the lines last year and it was horrible.I think it took me 10 hours or so to get through.Missed dinner.really not fun, but at the same time i’m glad that i did it

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

  • Hawkeye19

    Johnny: Wait until next week trey to get the phone.I stood in the lines last year and it was horrible.I think it took me 10 hours or so to get through.Missed dinner.really not fun, but at the same time i’m glad that i did it

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

  • GatorTrey

    Johnny can you shoot me an email I wanna ask a question…gatortrey at spartyandfriends.com

  • GatorTrey

    Johnny can you shoot me an email I wanna ask a question…gatortrey at spartyandfriends.com

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    Hawkeye19:
    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    never understood that. only time i waited in line for more than an hour was to get plywood before hurricane frances.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    Hawkeye19:
    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    never understood that. only time i waited in line for more than an hour was to get plywood before hurricane frances.

  • Johnny

    Hawkeye19:
    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    well here’s the thing. When i got there they said that it’d only be a 2-3 hour wait. and not having much of a life that was an acceptable hit on my time. How ever by the time you’ve stood in that line for 3 hours you’re invested in seeing it through until completion because you can’t leave because then you’d just admit you’ve thrown away three hours without anything to show for it

  • Johnny

    Hawkeye19:
    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    well here’s the thing. When i got there they said that it’d only be a 2-3 hour wait. and not having much of a life that was an acceptable hit on my time. How ever by the time you’ve stood in that line for 3 hours you’re invested in seeing it through until completion because you can’t leave because then you’d just admit you’ve thrown away three hours without anything to show for it

  • Hawkeye19

    Johnny:
    well here’s the thing.When i got there they said that it’d only be a 2-3 hour wait.and not having much of a life that was an acceptable hit on my time.How ever by the time you’ve stood in that line for 3 hours you’re invested in seeing it through until completion because you can’t leave because then you’d just admit you’ve thrown away three hours without anything to show for it

    I can respect the logic. The practice, however…

  • Hawkeye19

    Johnny:
    well here’s the thing.When i got there they said that it’d only be a 2-3 hour wait.and not having much of a life that was an acceptable hit on my time.How ever by the time you’ve stood in that line for 3 hours you’re invested in seeing it through until completion because you can’t leave because then you’d just admit you’ve thrown away three hours without anything to show for it

    I can respect the logic. The practice, however…

  • cycledan

    Laughing about standing in line for the iphone. Funny that I work designing next generation cell phone technology but I have an old little flip phone where I never browse the Internet and send maybe 1 text message per month. I resisted even getting a cell phone until I realized that it might be convenient if I had a mechanical problem with my bicycle 20 miles from home.

    Then again, I have access to the Internet all day at work and at home so when I am not at home or work, I don’t really want to be connected.

  • cycledan

    Laughing about standing in line for the iphone. Funny that I work designing next generation cell phone technology but I have an old little flip phone where I never browse the Internet and send maybe 1 text message per month. I resisted even getting a cell phone until I realized that it might be convenient if I had a mechanical problem with my bicycle 20 miles from home.

    Then again, I have access to the Internet all day at work and at home so when I am not at home or work, I don’t really want to be connected.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    cycledan: Laughing about standing in line for the iphone. Funny that I work designing next generation cell phone technology but I have an old little flip phone where I never browse the Internet and send maybe 1 text message per month. I resisted even getting a cell phone until I realized that it might be convenient if I had a mechanical problem with my bicycle 20 miles from home.Then again, I have access to the Internet all day at work and at home so when I am not at home or work, I don’t really want to be connected.

    /get off my lawn’d!

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    cycledan: Laughing about standing in line for the iphone. Funny that I work designing next generation cell phone technology but I have an old little flip phone where I never browse the Internet and send maybe 1 text message per month. I resisted even getting a cell phone until I realized that it might be convenient if I had a mechanical problem with my bicycle 20 miles from home.Then again, I have access to the Internet all day at work and at home so when I am not at home or work, I don’t really want to be connected.

    /get off my lawn’d!

  • cycledan

    On another note, I can’t believe it was 18 years ago today that I saw my son for the first time. Now he is done with high school and ready to go to college. We got him a ticket to go to the Warped Tour for his birthday. He is actually taking his 14 year old brother with him as well. They fought for years when they were young – and now they really like each other. Imagine that.

  • cycledan

    On another note, I can’t believe it was 18 years ago today that I saw my son for the first time. Now he is done with high school and ready to go to college. We got him a ticket to go to the Warped Tour for his birthday. He is actually taking his 14 year old brother with him as well. They fought for years when they were young – and now they really like each other. Imagine that.

  • cycledan

    Questions for you soccer fans. What tournament is the US playing in now? Did the US qualify for the next World Cup?

  • cycledan

    Questions for you soccer fans. What tournament is the US playing in now? Did the US qualify for the next World Cup?

  • Johnny

    It ended up being worth it though in the end as I’ve actually enjoyed having a cell phone for the first time. though i hardly use it as a phone

  • Johnny

    It ended up being worth it though in the end as I’ve actually enjoyed having a cell phone for the first time. though i hardly use it as a phone

  • GatorTrey

    sparty:

    never understood that. only time i waited in line for more than an hour was to get plywood before hurricane frances.

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR PLYWOOD??!!

    Rookie. It’s gotta be a Cat 4 before I start getting the wood out.

  • GatorTrey

    sparty:

    never understood that. only time i waited in line for more than an hour was to get plywood before hurricane frances.

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR PLYWOOD??!!

    Rookie. It’s gotta be a Cat 4 before I start getting the wood out.

  • GatorTrey

    Hawkeye19:

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    Which is why I’m not doing it.

    I like the idea of having my iPod (which I listen to all day), my phone, and the internet at my hands.

    I dont really have a working computer at home, so it’s convenient. Whether I really get it or not is to be determined. I might change my mind between now and the time I purchase.

  • GatorTrey

    Hawkeye19:

    You actually waited in line….for ten hours..FOR A PHONE??!!

    Which is why I’m not doing it.

    I like the idea of having my iPod (which I listen to all day), my phone, and the internet at my hands.

    I dont really have a working computer at home, so it’s convenient. Whether I really get it or not is to be determined. I might change my mind between now and the time I purchase.

  • knightwhosaysni

    cycledan: Questions for you soccer fans. What tournament is the US playing in now? Did the US qualify for the next World Cup?

    The tournament they are playing in now is the Confederations Cup with the champions of each confederation. Completely different from the World Cup in which qualifying is going on right now. U.S. is 2nd in the concacaf group behind Costa Rica. Top 3 qualify and US has a big lead on 4th so they will surely qualify.

  • knightwhosaysni

    cycledan: Questions for you soccer fans. What tournament is the US playing in now? Did the US qualify for the next World Cup?

    The tournament they are playing in now is the Confederations Cup with the champions of each confederation. Completely different from the World Cup in which qualifying is going on right now. U.S. is 2nd in the concacaf group behind Costa Rica. Top 3 qualify and US has a big lead on 4th so they will surely qualify.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    GatorTrey: Rookie. It’s gotta be a Cat 4 before I start getting the wood out.

    yep, i was a rookie, first storm i was in. and they were predicting it to be a cat 4, but then it got stuck over the bahamas and died.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com sparty

    GatorTrey: Rookie. It’s gotta be a Cat 4 before I start getting the wood out.

    yep, i was a rookie, first storm i was in. and they were predicting it to be a cat 4, but then it got stuck over the bahamas and died.

  • Bruce

    1st round tees off at 7 with a shotgun start

    Is one of those shotguns pointed in Chris Berman’s direction?

  • Bruce

    1st round tees off at 7 with a shotgun start

    Is one of those shotguns pointed in Chris Berman’s direction?

  • jp manahan

    i covered a little bit of the qualifying for 2010 on armchairsportsblogger.blogspot.com

    interesting that North Korea has secured qualification.

  • jp manahan

    i covered a little bit of the qualifying for 2010 on armchairsportsblogger.blogspot.com

    interesting that North Korea has secured qualification.