Archive for June, 2008

PING! Accountability

June 16, 2008

One of our largest pet peeves in the sports world, is the lack of accountability. When people make predictions, and they are right, you will never hear the end (even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then), but when they are wrong? Well, most just go on to make another asinine prediction. One thing you will get here at Awesomo is accountability. For those of you that might have read our College World Series preview, you may have read comments like “The Bulldogs should enjoy their two day holiday as one of the elite teams in the NCAA,” or “An opening game against Fresno State could help as well. Fresno was ranked 4th for a reason. Look for the Owls to sneak through that game pretty easily, which is a third of what they need,” or even “Although the talent pool is nice in this group, and FSU beat Miami once this season, look for the Hurricanes to run this division and take a spot in the finals versus the bracket 2 winner.” It was an entertaining weekend in college baseball, and pretty much proved that we don’t need to make predictions. We aren’t going to stop that, but at least we will admit when we are wrong. For those of you that don’t know, this is what happened in the weekend of college baseball…

Bracket 1

Cardinal 16, Seminoles 5;
The Cardinal led this one until a game tying, 2 out, 3-run homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Seminoles were flying high. Unfortunately, so were the era’s of their relievers. As the 9th began, the Seminoles sat tied, and looking for the chance to continue the rally in the 9th. The only thing that stood between them was 3 outs, and apparently a new college world series record. 11 runs in the top of the 9th for Stanford tied a CWS single inning run record, and devastated one of the best teams in the country. Mike Martin sure wasn’t calling this effort “beeeeeeautiful.” Stanford moves on in the winners bracket, and FSU faces the dredges of elimination. Fortunately for them, it is against a familiar opponent…

Georgia 7, Miami 4; Miami took the lead in the 7th, when their best player (Alonso) hit a go ahead homer. This meant that only 6 outs were in their way of a first round victory. For fans of the U, this is a situation that they would take every time this season. As a matter of fact, Miami hadn’t lost this season when leading after the 8th. UGA wasn’t going home that easily. They put the pressure on stud closer, Carlos Gutierrez, singled, reached 1st on a strikeout, singled in a run, then the wheels came off. The ball came back to the pitcher, and anyone that knows pitchers, knows they struggle throwing anywhere but to the plate 60 ft 6 inches away. The throwing error allowed the go ahead run to cross the plate, and sent Miami to an elimination date against the familiar opponent, FSU. Bracket 1 is showing why the ACC only has 1 national championship.

Bracket 2

Fresno State 17, Rice 5; Not to be outdone by the other Bulldogs, and making us look like idiots, Fresno State put the beatdown on one of the nations best pitching staffs. The lowest seed ever at the college world series is not taking that distinction laying down. As a matter of fact they are doing it standing up, and even trotting, trotting all around the bases. 9 runs for this team came in the form of 3 homers. This team has done a lot of growing from their 8-12 start. They have arguably had the toughest road over the last month, but they won’t let that stop them. Fresno isn’t listening to critics, but we are still going to make a prediction. Tomorrow isn’t going to be as easy as today. Because tomorrow they face…

UNC 8, LSU 4; UNC controlled this game. They staved off a late rally, and a few blown calls to keep down the rally tigers. UNC’s dominating team was able to show just what a well rounded team can do in Omaha. Alex Wright dominated the game with 6 K’s in 7+ innings. Great starting pitching, timely hitting, and a closing effort by the bullpen launched UNC to the second round in the winners bracket. That is not a good sign for the rest of the teams in bracket 2.

Only 2 teams have ever come back to win the championship after losing the first round game. If LSU, Miami, Rice, and FSU go home early, they can check out the Auggie Garrido special on ESPN. That is some entertaining stuff.


Hot Chicks & Clicks; Tom Cruise has some list

June 16, 2008

“You’ve lost that loving feeling, whooaaa that loving feeling, you’ve lost that loving feeling, now it’s gone, gone, gone, whooooaaa.” Sorry for the old school Righteous Brothers song, but clicked random on our iTunes, and this is the song we got. At least you get a link to this sweet clip, and you didn’t get a song from this girly movie. Plus this song reminds us of “Top Gun.” Tom Cruise is in “Top Gun,” and has bedded some famous women. Somehow Sofia Vergara is a part of this list. If he used the moves from “Top Gun,” then we understand, if not, then I just tip my cap (even though I can’t wear hats to work). Don’t know who Sofia Vergara is? You can catch her on “Dirty Sexy Money,” which is actually a good show. Check it out in the fall.

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, unless it’s this knife.

Not sure if you know, but gas is expensive now. That sucks for auto makers, especially these ones.

We have actually done this, and yes it is as fun as it looks.

Blog+old school movie reference+where are they now=link from us.

Perhaps this man can make us happy with some of the upcoming election.

Boob Tube Time: Happy B-Day to me

June 13, 2008

Because it’s my birthday, I felt like spreading joy. The video above is something that brings me hours and hours of joy. Since it is my B-day, I don’t plan to be sitting in front of the t.v. That doesn’t mean you have plans. For those of you that don’t, here are some things to check out on the tele tonight.

8:00-11:00; Yankees @ Astros-Joba is pitching. That is enough to make us tune in. (UPN 9)

7:00-9:00; “Blue Streak”-This is a tremendously underrated movie. (HBO)

9:00-11:00-“300”-Tonight WE DINE IN HELLLLLL!!!-Following Blue Streak, check out this testosterone loaded flick. Tell me that this guy isn’t on steriods.

8:00pm-4:00am Beverly Hills Cop 1/2-This movie is on all night, so it is a good thing to fall asleep to. You can keep waking up to new and exciting jokes. That Eddie Murphy, he is one silly f*cker. (Bravo)

PING!!!! CWS-Pick your ACC fav

June 13, 2008

F*ck Actober…It’s time for the College Baseball World Series. Not really sure why they call it the world series when the NCAA is strictly something that resides with in the US. Oh well, we don’t have international readers anyway. If ESPN can get people to watch pansy ass crap like the Softball World Series, then they better get people to tune into a real sport. Granted you won’t get hotties like this, but you will get 8 teams that have had hardly any media attention for the last 6 months, and now get to be under the propaganda machine known as ESPN. You might even get two team mates fighting. There are 8 teams in this tourney 2 SEC, 1 Pac 10, 1 Conference USA, 3 ACC teams, and we don’t know what conference Fresno State is in. Match-ups are below, plus a little prediction action…

Bracket 1FSU, Stanford, Georgia, and Miami

FSU (54-12)-The Seminoles are the lowest rated ACC team, but that isn’t saying much considering the other two. FSU has stumbled a little in the regional and super regional, earning losses against Bucknell and Wichita State, but they have rallied and done enough to earn a spot in Omaha. They own the best offense in Nebraska right now, and arguably the best player, catcher Buster Posey (.460, 26 HR, 92 RBIs). Come on, with a name like Buster, he has to be full of athletic prowess.

Cardinal (39-22-2)-We like them mainly because they are one of a few major sports teams without a plural, and seem very pompous for the reason they chose the name. Regardless, the “Big Trees” are in the CWS. Stanford is a tremendously balanced team, hitting nearly .300 as a team. “Tremendously balanced” means that they don’t do anything particularly well, but it also means that they are really terrible anywhere either. They were able to run through Cal State Fullerton on their host regional, and ended 5-0 on the season against them. Unfortunately, nothing spectacular here. They should be happy just to be able to step on the field at Rosenblatt Stadium.

Bulldogs (41-23-1)-As one of two bulldogs in this fight, they bat .309 as a team, and have a closer with 2.76 ERA. A strong bullpen can go a long way in a short tournament like this. Their SS, Gordon Beckham, leads the team at .301, 26 HRs, and 72 RBIs. They have 4 players with double digit dingers, and a team that lives on the long ball is in the right place. Pitching is what wins championships, but some dingers might make it interesting.

‘Canes (52-9)-The ‘Canes have been the #1 team in the pre-season, the #1 team throughout the entire season, and stand a good chance of ending #1. The team bats .322 as a team. Not sure if you noticed, but the ‘Canes play in the ACC (the best conference in college baseball). Yonder Alonso is all over the college baseball world, and that is probably because he is really really ridiculously good. One downside for the ‘Canes is that he looks like he is 34, eats small children for snacks, and bears a striking resemblance to Mike Golic. Lucky for them, they have a sick pitching staff that includes an 11-0 freshman (2.62 ERA), a reliever with a 1.97 ERA, and a closer that has 13 saves.

Prediction-Although the talent pool is nice in this group, and FSU beat Miami once this season, look for the Hurricanes to run this division and take a spot in the finals versus the bracket 2 winner.

Bracket 2Fresno State, Rice, LSU, UNC

Bulldogs #2 (42-29)-When we were little we bought a Fresno State hat. It was white and had a cool looking bulldog on it. Personally we like their mascot better than Uga, David Carr also played for Fresno State, Fresno State beat ASU in the super regionals, and that about does it for our knowledge of this team. We learned that they are the first #4 seed to make it to the CWS, and they beat some of our faves, Long Beach State and San Diego. The Bulldogs should enjoy their two day holiday as one of the elite teams in the NCAA.

Rice Owls (47-13)-Rice is one of the country’s premier baseball programs. We aren’t sure if Rice actually has an offense that is worth talking about, but they sure do have a pitching staff. The team ERA of 3.63 could go a long way in earning this team a spot in the finals. An opening game against Fresno State could help as well. Fresno was ranked 4th for a reason. Look for the Owls to sneak through that game pretty easily, which is a third of what they need.

LSU Tigers (48-17)-The SEC champion has two players with 20 or more homers, and has a solid pitching staff. A tough draw to face UNC first, but this team has been one of the best for the entire season (including a 23 game winning streak), but reports are circulating that Les Miles is leaving to coach the West Michigan Whitecaps, that could hold the Tigers back. This team has come from behind 29 times this season, including a 5 run rally in the 9th to save the season against UC Irvine. Can the rally tigers continue the magic?

Tar Heels (51-12)-The Heels have made it to the CWS for 3 years in a row, and this just might be their best team yet. This team boasts a .324 team average, and a 2.83 ERA, which is ridiculous. Their pitching gives them an edge in this tournament. Plus, if they are shown in primetime, we will get more Psycho T. That is good for everyone.

Prediction-Rice has solid pitching, but the Tar Heels do it all. These two will square off, and UNC will be making the trip to the finals.

Finals Prediction-The ACC has more going for it that the Vick’s. UNC is the only team in the country that took the season series from the ‘Canes. It will be hard for UNC to take another one from this highly talented team. Awesomo has half a heart siding with the ‘Canes (ever since the Warren Sapp days). The Tar Heels will take this one to the brink, but look for UM to win it in 3. Pitching wins championships, but this is college, those mofo’s get metal bats.

If you don’t like what I have to say, you can always check out some of the other recaps on the web. This one is pretty solid.

Hot Chicks & Clicks; Summer Hours

June 13, 2008

“Yeah we tease him a lot because we got him on the spot, welcome back, welcome back…” If you didn’t guess it, the lyrics are from “Welcome Back, Cotter,” a show we have never seen. The lyrics are two fold, one we are back. Our reader may have noticed, we haven’t been around a whole lot lately. Stupid work and stupid vacation. By vacation we mean working more. Two, Fergie is apparently a tease, F’n lucky bastard Josh Duhamel (but damn can he act). We watched like 10 minutes of Grindhouse: Planet Terror (not the one where Kurt Russell kills people with cars, the one where Rose McGowan doesn’t have a leg). Fergie was in it, so it sparked a google search, and who is the big winner? Reader is the big winner!! We know it’s the summer, and we are typically lazy, but we are going to put some effort our there for you. We got college world series previews, mlb, and music to discuss. Hell, we even have links for you…

(Hot Clicks)-After all of the fist pounding terroristic action, I am completely convinced that Barrack Obama is “The Rock.” Check the Tale of the Tape if the presidential hopeful would match-up if he had to go against “The People’s Champ.”

(Major League Jerk)-We’ll be at the All-Star game, so we might as well look at what some people’s opinions are of the “players that should be there too.”

(All-Star Voting)-Get in your votes for Kei Igawa. I strongly surmase that he will have a solid write-in campaign.

(TBL)-Hot 100 madness. Since that post could use some more pics, we give our reader what he wants…Chicks dude, chicks.

(Fox Sports)-We are dipping into MMA a little, but that sh*t is full of crazies.

(Le Batard)-We don’t know if we like MMA, but we do know we like Kimbo. Plus this hit is sick.