Come out and help the Gotham Knights celebrate their most successful season ever - a 2nd place finish in the METNYRFU - and help them get ready for an even bigger 2008 as they travel to the Northeast Rugby Union territorial playoffs and to Bingham Cup. A group this big is not cheap to travel with, so fund raising is a must. Plus they are a good bunch of guys to get your drink on. Ask anyone. I am sure all the other IGRAB teams will tell you how much they love them. Well, then again... maybe not. But NY'ers do, including the teams in our Union. We are known for throwing killer parties. Information on the party is listed below.
Tickets are limited, and with a four hour open bar of beer, wine and vodka, it is more than likely that tickets will sell out before the day of the party, so make sure you get your tickets soon. So in order to make sure you don't miss out. To order your tickets, visit www.paypal.com and choose the 'Send Money' option. Enter the following email address - firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your email address in the required fields. Enter the amount ($35 per ticket) in the required field. You can follow the payment instructions from there. Those who pay using this method can pick there tickets up on the night of the party at the door.
Wow! I know I was excited at Pitt's stunning upset of WVU this past weekend. But appearances not nearly as stoked as Pitt's students. Pitt students have been known for their apathy towards school pride. Especially when compared to some SEC and Big 10 schools, particularly the land grant schools like PSUcsks. Some attribute this apathy to the plethora of other activities available on an urban campus. Who knows? But in any event, I was amazed to find this video of riots breaking out in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (home to the University of Pittsburgh) immediately following the game. It hardly seems apathetic to me.
And then today I found this blog entry by a person who not only doesn't seem to have any connection to Pitt but not to the Pittsburgh area or even sports in general. But the author seems to have connected with the underdogs in this triumph of David over Goliath by stating:
"But for Pittsburgh's fans, and for underdog fans everywhere, the result was a miraculous joy. We are all Pittsburghers."
The author went on to explain why he reported on the outcome of the game by saying:
"We have not had occasion to document memorable providences in the five-plus years that we have been publishing this electronic continuation of Public Occurrences but Pittsburgh's victory was not just historic, it was providential, that is miraculous, and so, true to our ancient mission we hereby record it."
Unranked Pitt toppled No. 2 West Virginia, 13-9, in the Big East upset
of the season Saturday night before a stunned crowd of 60,100 at Milan
"They said if Pitt wins, it's because West Virginia didn't show up.
Well, they showed up, and we showed up, and we came out with a win,"
McGlynn said. "In the Backyard Brawl, anything can happen, baby."
God, I love college football. I spent the entire day plastered to the TV watching college football on rivalry day. I just had the pleasure of watching BC lose. Unfortunately, that meant VA Tech had to win, but they are the lesser of two evils. Now USC vs. UCLA. Then tonight my beloved Pitt Panthers take on the evil Mountaineers of West Virginia in the 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl. Pitt has a chance to deprive the much hated 'Eers a shot at playing for the National Championship with an upset. And it would be a huge upset indeed, but how sweet would that be!
What a fucking jackass!!! Seriously, this guy is a fucking douche bag. If the NBA and its commisioner, David Stern, had any balls whatsoever any association Tim Hardaway could have with the NBA should be over. And if it doesn't, gay men and women and those who hate bigotry should see that the NBA feels the financial impact associated with not condemning this incident in the strongest manner possible. What am I talking about? If you have been living under a rock and don't already know, here is the deal.
On a Miami radio show Wednesday, former Miami Heat basketball star Tim Hardaway was asked how he would interact with a gay teammate. The discussion was sparked by last week's announcement that retired NBA center John Amaechi is gay.
of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know,
really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is
right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in
the locker room."
When the host told Hardaway those comments were "flatly homophobic" and "bigotry," the player continued.
"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people. I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."
Hardaway also said if he did find out that a teammate was gay, he would ask for the player to be removed from the team.
"Something has to give. If you have 12 other ballplayers in your
locker room that's upset and can't concentrate and always worried about him in the locker room or on the court or whatever, it's going to be hard for your teammates to win and accept him as a teammate."
Later that night, Hardaway apologized during a telephone interview with WSVN-TV in Miami. "Yes, I regret it. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said I hate gay people or anything like that," he said. "That was my mistake."
Make sure you not that he is sorry for saying he hates gay people, not for hating them.
As I have always been fond of the Chicago Bears (though not nearly as much as my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers -- we will miss you Bill) and am not a big fan of the Indianapolis Colts, I am already aboard da' Bears bandwagon this weekend. If I needed another reason to root for da' Bears in Super Bowl XLI, here it is...
Roberto Garza, the 27 year old, 6-2, 305-pound Guard from the Chicago Bears! WOOF! It comes as no surprise to any regular reader of this blog that I have an affinity for Latinos, especially Mexican and Central American men... but this Mexican-American stud takes my breath away. He makes me weak in the knees.
I mean seriously, if he isn't enough reason to watch the game and root for da' Bears, nothing is. Ay papi!
Ronald Ramon, formerly of All Hallows HS in da Bronx and now of the University of Pittsburgh (my Alma Mater) is among the top 10 3-point shooters in NCAA Division I this season. But even more impressively he is shooting 75 percent (12 for 16) from 3-point range over the last four games. But even more impressive than that Ramon has made 45.9 percent of his career 3-pointers (103-224). The
only player in Big East history with a better 3-point shooting
percentage is Jason Matthews, also from Pitt. Matthews played in the late 1980s and early
'90s and made 46.6 percent of his 3-point shots. It doesn't hurt that he is easy on the eyes and has a great do too!
Hail to Pitt!
BTW: Pitt, off to its best start ever (18-3, 6-1 Big East) in its 25 years in the Big East is currently No. 9 in the country and take on the NYC home team of St. John's today in a match at The Pete in Pittsburgh.
I previously posted this picture from a few years ago of then Florida Marlin's catcher Pudge Rodriguez kissing his teammate, pitcher Uegueth Urbina, after a World Series win over the New York Yankees. What caught my eye then was that it was Pudge, who I have a huge crush on. How could I not? Look at that ass!
But now it would seem that World Series victories regularly bring out the homo in ball players, as evidenced by this new picture. It shows Chicago White Sox manger Ozzie Guillen getting a kiss from a well-wisher after his White Sox defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 in Game 4 to win the World Series for the first time since 1917. Upon firther review it would seem that Ozzie has a bit of history when it comes to kissing other men. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
I know it is still only June, but college football enthusiasts (like myself) are on pins and needles awaiting the upcoming football season. My beloved Pitt Panthers have a new coach and a new look for the upcoming season. They start this season off with a bang on 9/3 with a the evil Fighting Irish of Notre Dame coming to Heinz Field for a prime time game on ABC.
Hail to Pitt, hail to Pitt every loyal son Hail to Pitt, hail to Pitt 'til the victory is won The gold and blue shall wave forever On high through fair and stormy weather We'll sing her praises far and wide Until the end of time Hooperay, hooperay for dear old U-N-I We'll give a grand old alleghenee, genac, genac, genac We'll wave and cheer for many a year And sing our songs out loud and clear For our university.