12.10.2005

There's a First Time for Everything!

Hi boys! Oh great, you're probably all thinking... Shauny let a GIRL join our blog?!?! Damn him! Suprisingly, I actually know enough about sports to be dangerous (although my showing in our fantasy leagues hasn't done me justice this year!) and I like to watch the Sklar brothers just as much York (or maybe more, because I have a bit of a school-girl crush on Randy!).

But whether you like it or not, I'm going to be the resident Wisconsin reporter for our lovely little site. Not that any of you really care whether or not the Packers are throwing this season in order to get their hands on Reggie Bush, how badly the Auburn train is going to bowl over the Badgers on January 2nd, or how our version of SEMO (UW-Whitewater) is in the semis of NCAA Division III football today. Nope, I know you don't care. And guess what! I don't care that you don't care! But I'm going to interject whenever I feel like it, because I'm a student again and I need an outlet for procrastination that MySpace and Facebook can't give me. At least there's some sort of creative release involved in this. I just wish I was as funny as you fools.

After living in St. Louis for 6 years, it's hard for me not to live in a baseball-oriented town since it rapidly became my favorite sport to watch. So I wanted to comment on 2 recent baseball moves. The first was Edgar "ErroR"enteria's speedy departure from the Red Sox. They wanted to get rid of him so badly they're going to continue paying for more than a third of his contract while he's on the Braves, and even more if they don't keep him after his current contract is up. Yeesh. The Braves are probably wondering what they ever did to the Yankees for the Red Sox to be so nice to them, because I agree than Renteria had an off-year and will hopefully be back up to decent form in 2006.

Secondly, also involving the Braves, was the Brewer's retarded desire to get Danny Kolb back. Granted, they gave Atlanta the equally-bad Wes Obermueller, but come on. You may remember Danny Kolb as the stud closer for the Crew in 2004. He demanded a bunch of money and got shipped off to the Braves at the end of the season. In 2005, he lost his job as closer after throwing only 16 2/3 innings. He just plain sucked the whole year. I know Obermueller wasn't much better, but he makes 10% of what Kolb demands and the Crew needs a lot of different things with their limited payroll--Kolb is DEFINITELY not one of them.

One final note while we're rooting for the Longhorns against USC (and incidentally, Duke right now!) Chris is finally graduating next weekend. It's been a long 6 years... Hook 'em horns!

I'm OUT from the 608...

3 comments:

hazelwood's most wanted said...

ann--josh is having a quaint little beverage festival on the 17th. tell geno he needs to go. at fucifino's of course...

robdogg42000 said...

There's no bloody way Texas is beating USC. Go Trojans!!!

Dallas J. Hawk said...

Rob you can suck it. HOOK EM HORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!