My thoughts on the steriods/illegal drug testing issue in professional sports? They are all a bunch of pussies! Let 'em try the IOC testing program or the one the the bicyclists have to go through. Then they would know what testing is all about. The penalties dealt out in those programs would effectively terminate most professional careers. Imagine having to sit out two years of your multi-million dollar a year career.

Allen Iverson is a spoiled brat troublemaker. Why is he too good to come off the bench? Why is he too good to play by the rules the rest of his teammates have to play by? I don't recall any titles on his collegiate or professional resume. Until then, I think he should just shut the fuck up and do what the coach tells him to do.

Terrell [There is no I in team, but there is a M and a E and that spells ME] Owens is a bad person to have on your football team. He is a great talent, no doubt about it, but his ME-first attitude is poison. My predictions are the Ravens will be better off without him, the Eagles will wish they had never seen him by the middle of the year, and the Eagles won't make it to the Conference Title Game this year.

First Starky & Hutch, and now Walking Tall? What's next... Billy Jack? I like The Rock, but remaking Walking Tall is a bad move. It seems to me The Rock is good in an action/comedy movie. I may be wrong, but I don't think so.

Remember when a multiplex theatre was the Cinema I & II.

Did you know that The Flintstones was the longest running prime time animated series ever until it was eclipsed by The Simpsons?

I think The Flintstones was based on The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney... think about that.

I think Star Trek was Gunsmoke in outer space. Think about the how the characters correlate to each other.

I met Ken Curtis who played Deputy Festus Haggen at the boys home where I grew up. He came to do a little show... in his Gunsmoke costume and everything... he was really sick but "the show must go on"... then he stuck around to talk to some of the kids... a really cool guy!

You know when Star Trek first came out on TV... and we thought those flip open communicators were really cool... today we call them cell phones!

What ever happened to Sandy Koufax? Check out his stats from 1963 to 1966... won the pitching Triple Crown 3 out of 4 years... the most dominate pitcher EVER!

Joe DiMaggio always insisted on being introduced as "The Greatest Living Baseball Player". Although I agree he was one of the best to ever play the game, how fucking arrogant was that?

Who is the greatest living baseball player today? Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Barry "S" Bonds?

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Trackbacks to Scattershooting...

...which one is Festus?...

..oh.. and Hank Aaron... final answer...

Posted by: Eric on March 21, 2004 12:23 PM

Festus loosely equals Spock... they were both sidekicks to the main characters... or you could argue that maybe Festus was Checkov?

Posted by: Madfish Willie on March 21, 2004 01:19 PM

Hell Yeah, Lance Armstrong kicks all yalls asses! Over and Over and Over!

Walkin Tall? Hell Yeah! Lemme play Buford Pusser and I'll show you 'zactly what a bodock post is made for!

I miss Jackie Gleason too... and Lucy

I always thought Star Trek was more Like Andy Griffith, cept without Gomer. And without Opey. And Barney. And Aunt Bea. And Earnest T Bass... I spose i was wrong about that one...

The greatest living ballplayer? Or the greatest living EX-ballplayer?

1. Rafael Fucal
2. Cal Ripken Jr.

With all due respects to Mr. Aaron, of course

Posted by: Marty "gimme a goddam drink" Farty on March 21, 2004 06:55 PM

Marty, what the fuck have you been smoking? I don't know what is, but I think I'll only need a half a hit, maybe only a third.

Rafael Furcal...? Cal Ripken Jr...? Go look at some stats and then come back and make your next mistake. "Greatest living ballplayer" was the way Dimaggio always insisted on being introduced, so I would say that is the parameter for the argument.

Posted by: Madfish Willie on March 21, 2004 07:16 PM

Oh, ok then the "greatest living ballplayer in the big-swingin-dick get-the-hell-outta-my-face DiMaggio sense" has gotta be Pete "you bet your fuckin ass" Rose. Or maybe Jose "what the fuck you looking at" Canseco...

Stats don't mean squat anymore. At least, they are only relevant when comparing players of the "same era". git my drift?

/me passes the bogie, and hopes it comes back around before the circle gets too big...

Posted by: Marty on March 21, 2004 08:28 PM

dammit.. I forgot Ty Cobb... he may have been a bastard, but.....he was one heulla ball player.... then again, he was NOT on your list...

Posted by: Eric on March 21, 2004 09:09 PM

Actually, Star Trek was pitched as "Wagon Train to the stars", which was another quasi-western series of the time. The Gunsmoke analogy isn't too bad, though, but Wagon Train is closer I think.

Posted by: Jack on March 21, 2004 11:15 PM

Eric... Ty Cobb is farting dust, you dickhead. That mean old bastard has been dead forever. We are talking "LIVING" baseball player, whether they are still active or retired.

Jack... Wagon Train? I remember watching Wagaon Train because I loved the western genre - even way back then. I'll have to go check that out and get back with you.

Posted by: Madfish Willie on March 22, 2004 07:43 AM

I've been doing some analysis on the greatest hitters ever, and it looks to me like we have to annoint Barry Bonds as the greatest living baseball player. I personally think he is an arrogant fuckhead, and really wouldn't have put him above Mays or Aaron. But in my research, he stands out as a better overall hitter than either of them. Plus all his stolen bases, Bases on Balls, Gold Gloves, MVP Awards. Add that all together and it's hard to deny him the title.


Posted by: Madfish Willie on March 22, 2004 06:25 PM

Aint modern pharmaceuticals just dandy?

Posted by: Marty's aroma wafting by on March 22, 2004 10:00 PM