Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independence Day!

I know that today is July 5th, but I wasn't on my computer yesterday, and nobody else should have been either.

 But anyway, I'd like to let you all know that yesterday was filled with beer, grilled meats, and contained explosives. Moreover, I'd like everyone to watch the video above. Rick Monday had an 18-year career in the majors, garnering two All-Star appearances. In 1976, he batted .272 with 32 home runs. He also received 3 percent of the MVP votes, the only time he ever received a single vote. This play is why. It doesn't show up on any box score, but it'll be the reason we always remember the name.

When Monday got up to bat in the following half-inning, he received a well deserved standing ovation. The scoreboard behind the left-field bleachers flashed, “RICK MONDAY… YOU MADE A GREAT PLAY…” To this day, Rick Monday still has the flag he rescued. When asked about that play (pretty much the only play he's ever asked about), he says, "After the guys left, there was a buzz in the stands, people being aghast with what had taken place. Without being prompted, and I don’t know where it started, but people began to sing ‘God Bless America.’ When I reflect back upon it now, I still get goose bumps.”

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Up Yours, Bro!

Two for one, chumps!
Gonna walk my gay dog off somewhere, you keep snapping photos, beeeotch! I RULE!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Of Course This Happened

 I say "Of course this happened," but I don't mean it like "guh, this shit again." I mean it in the way that Metta World Peace has lived a life tailor-made for being ridiculed by Taiwanese weirdos that live inside computers.

 On a side note, if they made their depiction of the Malice at the Palace into a video game, in which you can play as Austin Daye (*cough* not on the team at the time *cough*) shooting Michiganders with a flame-spewing ray gun, while babies that look like Hillary Clinton huck molotov cocktails at you, I would buy that game.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GRH Hobbcast

I know, I know. We've been away for a while but today we came back with a vengeance. On Today's episode we discuss the best*/worst sports movies. We didn't have time to get to all the things we wanted to talk about, but it's a good primer for your netflix queue.

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Have fun and hobb on.

*"Angels in the Outfield" blows

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You win this round, Boston.

We all like to hate on Boston sports fans. It's easy and they deserve it. I mean seriously, they call themselves the best fans in the world, but then not a single one shows up at the airport to greet the Red Sox home after they lost to the Rays in the 2008 ALCS. Just a bunch of fucking johnny-come-lately bandwagon douchebags.

Fast forward. After helping Boston win an NBA title in 2008, and bringing them back to the finals in 2010, Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson are shipped out of town to the Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. Seriously. Even after that, several people maligned Perkins as out of shape (sort of true) and not a real interior factor (completely untrue). Word has it that Doc Rivers told Kendrick to his face that he sucked and that's why he was traded.

So understandably, there is bad blood between Perkins and the Celtics front office (Nate Robinson, meanwhile, is just happy that he makes enough money to eat at Chipotle. He's a simple man that way). So what happened in Boston when Kendrick Perkins made his return for the first time? The Celtics played that video and the fans gave him a standing O. Pretty classy. Keep up the good work, NBA fans.