Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Weekend Heroes and The Not So Heroic

Hey peeps, and anyone else checking in. Thanks for taking the time to stop by for this week's installment of Hazel's Heroes and Zeros (as determined by me). As is always the case, a special hey goes out to Ms. Hazel Mae if she is checking in...here's hoping she would agree with this week's winners and the "runners up".

No More Drama - Mary J. Blige...I guess that is the cue for me to get started...on to this weeks winners


The Edmonton Eskimos won the 93rd Grey Cup in Vancouver on Sunday, beating the Montreal Alouettes 38 - 35 in O/T. The new O/T sucks, with both teams getting offensive series starting on the oppostion's 35 yard line...but the game was good.

This week's NFL recap starts with L.T. LaDanian Tomlinson - many think he is the best player in the NFL, and already on his way to being one of the best of all-time. I will say yes to the former, probably the best player in the league - we'll see about the latter. L.T put up another great week against the much heralded Redskin defence (I think the Skins have benefitted from a weak schedule - but then again, I hate the Redskins...so) - 25/184 and 3TDs. The last two TDs were 40+ yard runs, one to tie the game, the other to win it in O/T. Drew Brees owes a hell of a lot to L.T. - he won't be looking to leave the Chargers anytime soon...unless he is pushed out.

Two members of Hazel Mae's Cowboys - Carson Palmer and T.J. Houshmanzadeh of the Bengals both rate honourable mention. Palmer has taken over the the Cowboy's QB, sending Trent Green to the sidelines - 22/30 for 302 yards and 3TD passes against what is still an good Baltimore Ravens D. (Sorry Hazel...even if you are the honourary GM...Palmer plays over Green) For his part, T.J. had what amounted to a very good game 9/147 with a 30 TD reception in the mix.

Jumpin' Jumpin' - Destiny's Child...gotta like how Beyonce shakes her jelly

Ryan Fitzpatrick, a 3rd string quarterback for the Rams, came off the bench to lead St. Louis to a come from behind victory over the Texans...yes its Houston, but the guy deserves some credit. Ryan went 19/30 for 310 yards and 3 TD passes.

Joe Jurevicius of the Seahawks had a very good game against the NY Giants (told you they would lose!). Jurevicius caught 8 passes for 147 yards, with 2TDs - he absolutely robbed a Giants DB on one of them. So for screwing the Giants - Way to go Joe!

In other news, Brian Westbrook of the Eagles had a pretty good game...bugger. Oh well, the Eagles aren't going anywhere anyways.

In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel..."The Hazels"... in my eyes as seen and determined by me on her behalf...is she was so inclined to hand them out.

European soccer fans mourned the loss of former Man U star and Northern Ireland standout George Best. Best was renowned for his hard drinking and his voracious sexual appetite, claiming to have had women at half time. For those of you that didn't know...Portugal's Captain Luis Figo counted Best as one of his heroes.



Jay Feely of the Giants missed 3 FGs against the Seahawks - all of them potential game winners two very makeable kicks - 42 and 45 yards...as well as an unlikely 50+ yarder. The look on his face when Seattle's Josh Brown kicked the winner was almost enough to make me feel bad...until I remembered it was the stinking Giants - a counterfeit bunch of clowns if I have ever seen one...The Tuna is bringing the Boys in there to kick their cans on Sunday. You heard it here first.

Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin...fitting given the weather here today.

Ya ok. Billy Cundiff of the Cowboys makes the list for missing a 34 yarder that would have beaten the freaking Broncos...but I beat that horse to death. Get it?

Ok, so for those of you in Canada that caught the latest installment of the Leafs and the Habs on Saturday night, you know that the Leafs won in overtime on a power play goal with Andrei Markov of the Habs in the box. The Habs, one of the NHL's biggest proponents for the new rule changes were crying foul for a questionable call in O/T. The Habs couldn't wait to "not complain publicly" about the officiating in the game. Claude Julien, a.k.a Dibert's boss, said he wanted to complain about the officiating but couldn't afford the fine he would get, saying "My wallet is not that big."

Jose Theodore was next, saying he wasn't going to complain publicly because he would get in trouble...but said "You all watch hockey...you know what happens...you saw what happened out there for 62 mins." ending it by saying he wasn't going to get himself into trouble with the league.

The Habs should own up to the fact that they aren't nearly as good as they thought they were. The rules have relaxed slightly, so that blowing on someone isn't a two minute penalty anymore ...the Habs are being handled physically, and are helpless to do anything about it. Watch for Montreal to start free falling...much to the chagrin of big-mouth Pierre Maguire who was telling anyone who would listen that Montreal would be one of the best teams in the league with the new rules...Meh.

Oye Mi Canto - N.O.R.E ft/Nina Sky...which if you have read this page before, means that baseball (Big Papi and Manny) is on the brain.

J.P. Ricciardi, a.k.a The Chickenhawk, made news this week by signing former O's closer B.J. Ryan to a five year $47M deal. "He stands among the few pitchers in baseball worthy of a five year contract. " said the Hawk - - HUH?. Ok, so for a guy that has always complained about the challenges of being in a small market...the goes out and spends $47M on a guy with 42 career saves. Give me strength...part of me thinks that Ricciardi is trying to get his can fired so that he can go to Boston (he must really want to follow Hazel...must have been the news about Hazel's bling). He makes a guy with 42 career saves one of the five highest paid closers in the game...he's getting more than Eric Gagne. For his part, the Chickenhawk isn't done...he's going hard for A.J. Burnett and Brian Giles...and he has served notice that he is willing to overpay for both. What gives this guy the stones to be such an arrogant...I'll bite my tongue now.

Rock The Casbah Remix - Unknown...the B.J. Ryan signing - sing along with me to the beat "Godfrey won't like it...Rock the Casbah, Rock the Casbah."

The Mets saw fit to hand over $43M over 4 years to Billy Wagner, ex of the Phillies. Not sure about that one either - while he had a good season this year, Wagner's last couple of years were sub-par leading some to question whether he had a bit of a dead arm. Mr. Minaya has acquired Carlos Delgado, Billy Wagner - with Pedro and Beltran already there...with talk persisting that Manny is in their sights. Who's bankrolling this?

Quando Quando (Latin Beat) - Englebert Humperdink...Manny, can you hear Omar singing?

The football program at McGill University was sanctioned this week - a $30,000 fine and two years of no TV exposure for a hazing incident earlier this year.

That's what I have for tonight. Crisis in Toronto so I have to call my buddy back. Thank you again for checking in...have a great one peeps. Hazel, if you are checking in, I hope things are groovy in your world...by the sounds of it, they may just be. If you wanna use this page or the yahoo page to make your official statement...hahahahahaha

Peesth out!


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