Monday, September 29, 2008

Titans of New York Coach Eric Mangini Attempts to Remember if he has Consumed 2 or 3 First Half Hot Dogs

Mets Make Bizarre Decision to Celebrate Shea Stadium Following Season Collapse

As the New York Mets inched closer and closer to a second consecutive season collapse, it was time for them to send the dump of a ballpark, Shea Stadium, out in style. Who better than Darryl and Doc, Seaver and Harrelson, Piazza and Hernandez? (sarcasm) While not an overly impressive roster of hall of famers and past greats, the Metropolitans are still a New York franchise and have a very large and rather homosexual fan base.

Sunday marked the final regular season game at Shea, and while fans have come to embrace the inexpensively built park over the past 30+ years, it is still by far the worst park in the majors. The most odd decision made was for the Mets organization to hold a Sayonara Celebration not prior to, but rather after the final game which also happened to be the final loss and final collapse for the lowly Mets at Shea. Prior to the game there was at least some hope for the Mets to advance to the postseason. Going into Sunday's action they were tied with the Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card and needed a win to stay alive, possibly making yet another game at Shea on Monday against the Brew Crew to determine who advances and who goes home. Johan Santana pitched a masterful game on Saturday to keep the Mets alive with a 2-0 victory but unfortunately the Venezuelan ace is not able to pitch every single game for New York's second best team. In the end, the Mets fell yet again to the pathetic Florida Marlins and packed their bags for the winter, however there was still a completely uncomfortable and poorly timed stadium sendoff celebration to look forward to beforehand! Said Jacob Wolper-Gosler-Costanza, a lifelong Mets fan and Shea dweller: "Winning my fantasy baseball leagues really helped a lot knowing I won over $1,000 while also knowing how absolutely terrible the Mets are. Is it TACO NIGHT again?!?!"

RV99 Weekly Celebrity Sighting

Having brunch at the Pink Tea Cup in the west village (he was wearing a shirt!)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Brady's Knee Still a Freakin' Mess

This may never get old...

RV99 Weekly Celebrity Sighting

Yesterday afternoon, RV99 went in to see his local barber Rocco for a little trim job, and who came waltzing in to the shop two minutes later?? You guessed it, none other than James "Tony Soprano" Gandolfini sans NY/mafia accent! A miserable human being even with his wealth and accolades, Big T did not look up a single time from his Daily News during his haircut for RV99 to say something ridiculous and obnoxious...what a shame!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sports Mustache of the Month - Starvin' Marvin Harrison

While thick and bushy mustaches are more common these days at NASCAR and Demolition Derby events around the Syracuse area, this SU alum sports one of the cleanest looking 'staches in sports. Marvin Daniel Harrison, Peyton Manning's go-to wide receiver since being drafted out of Syracuse in 1996, is one with the mustache. The Philadelphia native has made a career out of keeping his mouth shut while hauling in numerous catches, Pro-Bowls and chicks in every NFL city. In 2002, Harrison shattered Herman Moore's single season receptions record by 20. He finished with 143 catches and over 1,700 yards. Starvin' Marvin had a tough year in 2007 where he was hampered by a knee injury that forced him out most of the season. Now in 2008, Marvin is back on the block with something to prove aside from growing a very neat and clean mustache (and being an excellent milk drinker as displayed in the photo above!). For your receiving talents, milk drinking capabilities and most importantly mustachial grace, RV99 awards Marvin Harrison as the September 2008 Mustache of the Month!

RV99 Weekly Celebrity Sighting

Never known as a large physical specimen, it was amazing to see Tiki Barber's shrimpy 5'7" frame in person. While Tiki is a big fan of the cheese smile, not until seeing him at a Manhattan restaurant this week did I know the former running back was such a big BBQ fan!