Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Hump Day Hump



Every Wednesday, we here at The Money Shot run down some stories that aren't "full topic worthy" in a bullet-pointed fashion. The results are delightful.

This week, "The First Snow of the Year" Edition.

***Winner of the Heisman, Big Racks - With the Heisman Award ceremony/bore-a-thon commencing Saturday night, it's time for me to award the...award myself. When he's not being photographed with girls that look like Stephanie McMahon, Tim Tebow is just a beast on the field. This isn't even close. This is Tim's trophy. The signature player of the season. If you clicked on yesterday's link to Stiles Points, you already knew I was voting this way though. By the way, he's going to sodomize Lloyd Carr come New Year's Day...it's going to be great.

***The Tigers take advantage of Double-A teams - Wow. Now THAT is one hell of a trade for Detroit. I make it no secret that giving praise to anything from Detroit is not high on my list of things to do (right up there with having relations with Kobe Bryant). Trading prospects that may or may not pan out for two studs is a scenario that GM's dream of. Luckily for Tigers GM, Dave Dombrowski, the Marlins are one of, if not the, worst run franchises in all of sports. The Tigers have staked their claim to once again be the team to beat in the Central. What will the Indians response be? I'm sure they will wait until February, resign Trot Nixon, and try to convince their fanbase that they are ready to do it all over again. Take note, Mark Shapiro, this is how you go from contender to favorite.

***Travis Henry wins appeal, knocks up judge - It looks like the professional fornicator and football player will not be suspended for a year due to yet another failed drug/paternity test. I've never seen this before. Has an athlete ever won an appeal to squash a suspension? Who represented him? F. Lee Bailey? Whoever it was, that is one hell of a lawyer. But in all seriousness, we are glad that Henry will be back on the field for the rest of the season. Now all he has to worry about are big defensive lineman and fantasy owners trying to kill him for ruining their seasons.

***The Cavs need their King again, are currently unwatchable - There is good and bad news coming out of The Q. The good: with Anderson Varejao signing the offer sheet from the Bobcats, Danny Ferry will match that offer and we will be once again supporting the Wild Thing for the next year and a half. Welcome back, AV, you are much better than Dwayne Jones. The bad: Lebron, we need you back. I can't even watch the Cavs when he isn't dressed (in his uniform, you know what I mean, dammit). They are just too terrible. They barely crack 80 points. The offense is run through Drew Gooden. It's just awful. Hurry back, King...please.

***He might as well have just called him "Toby" - After the classic Monday Nighter this week in which Brian Billick proved just how big of a loser he is, word came out that one of the refs kept calling Samari Rolle "boy". Uh oh. You know what, old white men can be pretty stupid. Why on Earth would you call a black man by a name that is generally regarded as a slavery nickname. Call him "son" or "chief" or even the little used "ace"...but not boy. Brian Billick will not be blowing (kisses or penis) this ref any time soon. And you better be damned sure that Al Sharpton is going to get his worthless ass involved in this.

***The Mitchell Report is apparently not fictional - I've been hearing that the Mitchell Report was going to be released for over 2 months now. I'm still waiting. Now, it's being reported that it will be released before Christmas and that it will name a lot of current and former players for steroids and HGH and herpes. Seems like good timing. Ruining the holidays for a number of millionaires has always been one of my favorite pastimes. And just to draw my line in the sand, I don't care about steroids at all. If you can hit a 500 foot dinger, I like you no matter how you did it.

***The Dumbest Person of 2007 is... - Miss Lindsay Lohan!!! Some paper in New York, with nothing better to do, released their dumbasses of the year list. Personally, I would have named Joe Gibbs at #1. Seriously, what is worse; Making crappy movies and going to rehab or being paid 5 mill a year to not know anything about your job and blow games every week due to your own ineptitude. Checkmate, Gibbs wins. Lindsay can be #2...and since she likely has had men shit on her in the heat of coke-fueled passion, #2 seems like a good fit.

Alright, I'm out. With 4 inches of snow on the ground, I should probably leave work now so I can get home by 6 tonight. Terrible drivers piss me off.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're right, that was one hell of a trade by the Tigers. I did not see that coming. Their lineup is really going to be stacked next year (assuming roid rager Shef is back and healthy). But, the road to the division title still runs through Cleveland. The Tribe still has the pitching edge, and as the Yankees found in the playoffs last year good pitching beats good hitting. Dontrelle is overrated.

-Damman

Anonymous said...

That broad with Tebow is amazing.

-Damman

Anonymous said...

Tebow's broad is amazing. I hope by 20 I'm doing something good with my life like that. (Damn me for being 25 already).

But the ref who called Rolle "boy" wasn't a little old white man. It was a 6'6" black, former NFLer.

- J Beanie
jbeaniesports.wordpress.com

GMoney said...

Beanie, those kinds of mistakes happen when I don't have a copy editor or do any research. Shame on me.

The Tigers bullpen is suspect, but with White Trash Verlander, Bondo, Mud Stains Rogers, Dontrelle...that's a pretty good front 4. A lot better than the Tribe's. I'm not a big Willis fan either, but he's a much better 4 starter than he is an ace.

Anonymous said...

I will give you Dontrelle being better than Byrd, but Sabathia has the slight edge on Verlander. Fausto was better than Bonderman last year, and Rogers probably has the edge over Westbrook. So I consider the starting pitching a wash. It is the bullpen that the Indians are superior in. I will take Betancourt over the worst pitcher in the league Jason Grilli.

-Damman

ArtfulSub said...

Interesting blog. Agree with you on the BCS blather-mouth idiots who can't forsee the MANY problems a "play-off" system will have.

Great Tebow picture. Where the heck did you find that?

GMoney said...

Kyle Farnsworth takes offense to you naming Grilli the worst pitcher in the league.

Anonymous said...

Damman- don't kid yourself- the Central goes through Detroit. Fausto will not be as good as he was in 2007. Dontrelle has a huge upside and could easily be our 2nd best pitcher next year. The Tigers worst hitter is Ivan Rodriguez. Our bullpen is shaky at best, but I have a feeling Dave Dombrowski is not done yet. There's also a chance Zumaya comes back. Dombrowski>Shapiro.

-Dut

Anonymous said...

Dombrowski has a lot more money to work with than Shapiro. If you give Shapiro the payroll Dombrowski has than he might win the Central. Oops, that's what happened that last year. Just don't forget the fact that the Tigers payroll is about (I think) $40 million more than the Indians. Imagine how could they would be with $40 million more to work with. Tiger=white trash, mountain dew lovers.

-Damman

GMoney said...

Listen up, dickheads, this is not a forum to discuss Tigers/Indians. For one, no one cares and two, these convos normally take place in gay bath houses not sick-ass blogs. So knock it off.

Take a note from the massive rack attached to the girl at the beginning of this post. Big boobs are important, the AL Central is not.

Anonymous said...

A few thoughts on your recent blogs-

*The Tigers trade was huge...it's not just win NOW...but it's also big for the future since they are only 24 and 25. Brilliant move.

*As someone else said...the ref was black and Rolle told him he didn't know anything about football. The guy was a bad ass football player. He should have called him boy since he has a boy's knowledge of football compared to the old man's knowledge.

*You are 100% spot on with your BCS thoughts. There are plenty of reasons not to have playoffs. I've always said...once you lose you lose your right to bitch...just accept it.

-- Drew

saul hudson said...

Seems to me Hawaii hasn't lost the right to bitch. You wanna field that Drew, or G$?

GMoney said...

I like Hawaii, I think they are pretty good. But if you aren't willing to go play on the road, you deserve what you get.