Oddjack

Tip your editor: tips@oddjack.com

Archive for July, 2007

Did the Boston Celtics just land Kevin Garnett?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Rumors have it that a deal was in place Monday although it’s not official yet, but if KG does make the move, Boston will have a scary triangle.

He he… Yep, it only occurred to me lately too. Kevin Garnett, after claiming that he won’t be playing in Boston or anywhere near the Red Sox-infested city, is reportedly warming up to the idea probably because Ray Allen ”accidentally” got there and the Eastern Conference is still pathetic.

Both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics resumed talks for this proposed ”Kevin Garnett exodus” that started way back before last season’s trading deadline.

kevin_garnett2.jpgFormer Boston teammates, Timberwolves boss Kevin McHale and Celtics head honcho Danny Ainge have revived the deal that would end KG’s loyal 12-year stay in the Twin Cities. Although I still don’t get Mr. McHale for still trying to get rid of a player like Kevin fucking Garnett. What a moron.

If this KG deal do goes through, the Minnesota Timberwolves will receive blossoming forward Al Jefferson and Theo Ratliff’s expiring contract. Yep, you read it, the Wolves’ only interest in Ratliff is his expiring contract because quite frankly, the guy just plays pathetic these days.

THAT means, the Boston Celtics could welcome the…


Okay, so when will David Beckham make his MLS Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy really?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Up to this point of David Beckham’s stay in Los Angeles, the guy hasn’t played one damn game after that pathetic 12 minutes against Chelsea.

Yep, you read it, David Beckham, MLS soccer’s hottest commodity, hasn’t made his ”official” debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy yet. I know, I know, the guy did play for 12 minutes against Chelsea FC but that game was, in soccer terminology, a ”friendly” and it doesn’t count as Beck’s highly-anticipated debut.

And it looks like Beckham will not be making any debut whatsoever STILL. He is expected to miss his third consecutive game in MLS soccer when the Los Angeles Galaxy play FC Dallas in Texas this Tuesday for the 2007 SuperLiga tournament.

david_beckham15.jpg”He’s not out here, so he’s obviously not going to Dallas with us,” Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Frank Yallop said during last Monday’s practice.

Oh yeah, do you guys know that David Beckham hasn’t even joined his new team for one goddamn practice session? The only thing Beckham did so far with the Galaxy is one token appearance and of course, his 17-minute show with his team against the English giants, Chelsea FC. A game they lost, 1-0.

This will be Beckham’s third missed game, all in the…


Michigan – Notre Dame Rivalry in College Football

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Yep, we just can’t get enough of these guys locking football helmets on the gridiron.

The Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been going at each other for quite some time now and it definitely looks like this rivalry won’t be seeing the end of day anytime soon.

The Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish just signed a 20-year contract extension that will have them at each other’s throats annually until 2031.

michigan_notredame.jpgThe Michigan – Notre Dame rivalry was suppose to end after the 2011 gridiron battles but with this latest contract extension, we’ll see these guys play for two decades more after the coming 2007-08 NCAA College Football season.

”The Notre Dame – Michigan game has been a red-letter date on the football schedule for a long time, so it made perfect sense to make certain the rivalry continues annually long into the future,” Notre Dame Fighting Irish athletic director…




Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh dies

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

seth-edward-oneal.jpgAs much as I would love to make fun of the Niners, this is a time for mourning.

Um… NO, it’s not the time for us to celebrate the career of Alonzo Mourning although I know NBA fans mourn every single time this old fart tries to keep on playing basketball in an equally pathetic team like the Miami Heat. It’s about time to retire ‘Zo, stop embarrassing yourself.

As for the legendary San Francisco 49ers head coach who led the franchise to THREE Super Bowl titles, Bill Walsh dies at the age of 75 at his Woodside home Monday morning. Walsh was battling with leukemia for years.

bill_walsh.jpg”This is just a tremendous loss for all of us, especially to the Bay Area because of what he meant to the 49ers,” San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana said.

”Outside of my dad he was probably the most influential person in my life. I am going to miss him.”

For all ya’ll who didn’t really knew who Bill Walsh was and what he meant to the…


Alberto Contador wins 2007 Tour De France of druggies

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The moment when standings leader Michael Rasmussen was kicked out of this year’s Tour, Contador can already smell the trophy.

Last Sunday, not only did Alberto Contador smelled the 2007 Tour De France title, he SNIFFED it like cocaine, as Spain’s newest racing champion won this year’s Tour De France, a spectacle STILL filled with drug addicts and… well… drug junkies, unfortunately.

Alberto Contador was No.2 behind Michael Rasmussen in the 2007 Tour De France standings before Ras’ was booted out of it by his own Rabobank team because of drug-related issues. As for Contador? Let’s just say he hasn’t been caught… YET.

alberto_contador1.jpgLast Sunday’s victory lap at the Champs-Elysees crowned Spain’s Alberto Contador as the youngest Tour De France champion in 10 years. However, despite winning the somewhat grueling annual event, people just can’t stop talking about all these drug-related scandals that has been giving this sport a bad name.

”Suspicion is everywhere,” 2007 Tour De France director Christian Prudhomme said. ”We could have doubts about everyone.”

I won’t be surprised if someone comes out of the woodwork and…


Roger Federer leads 2007 U.S. Open men’s field

Monday, July 30th, 2007

seth-edward-oneal.jpgOf course, who did you think will? Dwyane Wade?

As much as I would love to see Dwyane Wade get his shoulder ripped off from his shoulder in the coming 2007-08 NBA basketball season, the latest grand slam to hit the tennis calendar is coming and we here at OddJack are going gaga over it. (Somehow anyway…)

Yep, Roger Federer, the same man invincible on the tennis courts EXCEPT against Rafael Nadal on clay, leads the men’s field for the 2007 U.S. Open championships on August 27.

rafael_nadal.jpgFederer, STILL ranked No.1 overall, leads a field of male tennis players that includes every single one in the top 100.

Roger Federer will also be coming to the 2007 U.S. Open with an opportunity to become only the first one to win four straight times in the Open era. Federer will also be gunning to become the first man since Bill Tilden won that many in a row after Tilden won six U.S. Open championships from 1920 to 1925.

Aside from Roger Federer (jeez… I’m just sick and tired of this guy…) three other…


Iraq beats Saudi Arabia, 1-0, to win the 2007 Asian Cup

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Of course we don’t give a flying you-know-what about the Asian Cup but since Iraq won it, we might pay attention.

That is if Iraq promises it won’t send any of its terrorists near us anytime soon. Deal? If it is, then yeah, Iraq defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 to win the 2007 Asian Cup, crowning the country the very best in Asian football, aside from dictatorship and terrorism of course.

Seriously, Iraq’s one-nil win over Saudi Arabia may have provided the country the beacon of hope they’ve been needing for a nation driven insane by war.

asian_cup.jpgFor all ya’ll who didn’t know, apparently, the Iraq team was the Asian Cup’s Cinderella team after it was drawn together in ad-hoc circumstances from all parts of the Gulf. And with them winning the 2007 Asian Cup despite all that obstacles, over Saudi Arabia who are three-time Asian Cup champions, this could just be the thing they’re looking for to get back on their feet.

It looked like Saudi Arabia will go on to win their fourth Asian Cup title at first as they simply controlled the…


The Desire of Michael Schumacher’s stupid brother, Ralf Schumacher, to keep racing in Formula 1

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Apparently, this guy is nothing like the seven-time F1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher.

Ralf Schumacher has just been racing so poor lately that not only is he unbecoming of a Schumacher, he is now unbecoming of a decent F1 driver.

Yep, you read it, in what is becoming a dismal 2007 F1 season for Michael Schumacher’s little bro, Ralf Schumacher is in danger of losing his seat with the Japanese Toyota F1 team.

And with the pathetic performances the guy has put up lately, employment in F1 is becoming near to an impossibility for him.

schumacher_brothers2.jpgFor what’s it worth, Ralf Schumacher is confident that he won’t have any problems whatsoever finding a new seat if Toyota chooses to finally part ways with him.

”I promise you, in 2008 I will definitely be racing in Formula 1,” Ralf Schumacher wrote in his website column. ”When the time is ripe we will make an announcement regarding which team I will be driving for. Nothing has been decided at present.”

Ralf Schumacher claims that the new TF107 Toyota engine suits better to his style of racing. Does that mean he’ll start…


Will we see a 2007 Tour De France Champion Sunday?

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

The final leg of the grueling 2007 Tour De France is this Sunday at Champs-Elysees.

Yep, a new champion will be crowned as the 2007 Tour De France concludes over the weekend. However, with the recent scandal that hit the sport a few days ago, can there really be a new champion in a sport that is currently clouded with a whole lot of controversies lately?

For all ya’ll who missed it, 2007 Tour De France standings leader, Michael Rasmussen, was kicked out of the Tour by his own Rabobank team after the Danish cyclist reportedly violated one or two team rules. Apparently, Ras’ has been missing more than a few random drug tests, intentionally or unintentionally, and his own team is sick of it.

Perhaps the only thing going for the 2007 Tour De France now is THINGS CAN GET A WHOLE LOT WORSE. Since the incomparable Lance Armstrong left the sport a couple of years ago, these Tour De France wars had nothing to show for but men on dope and men who plans to be on dope.

Lance Armstrong could very well be the one and only hero the sport of cycling will ever have. After all, the guy did win SEVEN straight Tour De France titles from 1999 to 2005, while battling cancer for crying out loud, and I don’t see anyone in the…


Columbus meets San Jose in Arena Bowl XXI

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

seth-edward-oneal.jpgOn July 29, Sunday, the only football we have will end, leaving us with nothing but baseball.

Yep, Arena Football’s annual spectacle, Arena Bowl, will be played on the 29th of July as the Columbus Destroyers and the San Jose Sabercats meet for Arena Bowl XXI.

Oh yeah, I did mean Columbus, and yep, this is the same Columbus Destroyers who lost five of their final six regular season games before entering the 2007 Arena Football playoffs. Guess what, after winning three straight playoff games, the Destroyers reached Arena Football’s biggest stage and will now be looking to end their Cinderella story this year with Arena Bowl championship rings.

The Columbus Destroyers are now drawing comparisons to the Arena Bowl XX champions, Chicago Rush, last year’s champions of Arena Football. The Rush also finished the regular season at a dismal 7-9 before catching fire in the playoffs to win the Arena Bowl XX.

The Destroyers will be looking to do the exact same thing.

”In the playoffs, it is about getting hot at the right time,” said Columbus Destroyers quarterback Matt Nagy. ”We really struggled at the end of the season, but we won our last game and have started to play consistently on offense and…”




Links

 


Latest Poker News

Find the best poker games and bonuses at Pokerjunkie.com