Looks like LA is up for grabs...Don't drop the soap USC!

Once you get caught, you are a cheater.

Erik has had some issues with calling USC a cheating program and he thinks that it is jealousy that drives the train.  Child please.  Not everyone is memorized by LaLa land.  I lived there and hated it.  Plus, if I had to go to school in LA (which I did at LMU) it would be UCLA, or Pepperdine (for the view) that I would go to, not the gated community of spoiled children.  But, that is for a different time. At least you have smart cheerleaders, right?

Hey, at least the team you are cheering for is actually playing for something....

First, you cry out for the meaning of cheat

Here is the face of a cheater...except he got caught after he left...but he cheated at USC as well...JUICE!

The only thing that you are right about is that USC didnt cheat, because it can’t, since its a brick and mortar building.  PEOPLE AT USC cheat.
1) Defintion of cheating…wiki helps us out time and time again
Cheating is an act of lying, deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one’s own interest, and often at the expense of others,[1] Cheating implies the breaking of rules. The term “cheating” is less applicable to the breaking of laws, as illegal activities are referred to by specific legal terminology such as fraud or corruption.

So, this is a chip shot, since you never answered the original charge. But, to be clear, Tim Floyd PAID to get OJ Mayo on campus.  That is a textbook case of cheating.  The only thing that didn’t happen was discovering the money outright, like what happened to Kentucky in 87.

Hey OJ? Need a little extra loot? Look for the wiseguy handoff...

The scandal broke when Emery Worldwide employees discovered $1,000 in cash in an envelope Kentucky assistant coach Dwane Casey sent to Mills’ father.[23] Another player, Eric Manuel, was found to have received improper assistance on his college entrance exams and was banned from NCAA competition. Kentucky was already on probation stemming from an extensive scheme of payments to recruits, and the NCAA seriously considered hitting the Wildcats with the “death penalty”, which would have shut down the entire basketball program (as opposed to simply being banned from postseason play) for up to two years. However, school president David Roselle forced Sutton and athletic director Cliff Hagan to resign. The Wildcats were slapped with three years’ probation, a two-year ban from postseason play and a ban from live television in 1989–90[24]

Your school attempted to get an unfair advantage over others.  Your school broke the rules.  YOUR SCHOOL IS A CHEATING SCHOOL.

Now, lets look at the Reggie Bush situation and figure out why that is cheating

This was all my parents fault, not me...except for the part where I said lets do it....And yes,Butch, I mean Reggie, your parents will lose the house if you do not show up to practice. (Blue Chips)

The NCAA investigation began in March 2006, when reports surfaced that Bush’s mother, brother and stepfather had lived in a San Diego-area home that was owned by a would-be marketer who planned to be part of a group that represented Bush when he turned pro.

Other athletes do not get that benefit, that is why it is cheating.  Your version of “Eve” Bush costs the program.  He took a bite from the apple the NCAA said leave alone.  But, it was too irresistible…You played with a guy who should have been on the sidelines.

1) Todd McNair LIED TO THE NCAA to cover up wrong doing. A guy STILL on the staff is a LIAR, which he LIED to hide CHEATING

This is the face of a lying cheater, or a cheating liar....you pick.

The 67-page public report recounts a laundry list of extra benefits provided to Reggie Bush and his family, much of which has been widely reported. The committee also found that McNair not only knew about Bush’s dealings with would-be agents and sports marketers, he lied about what he knew to NCAA investigators. McNair, whom new coach Lane Kiffin retained as the Trojans running backs coach, is banned from all recruiting activities for a year.

“The committee finds ample reason in the record to question the credibility of the assistant football coach [McNair],” the report said.

2) Your school had no control over the program.  Multiple accounts of agents attempting to seduce players to sign.

  • “The general campus environment surrounding the violations troubled the committee,” the report said.
  • “The committee noted that the violations in this case strike at the heart of the NCAA amateurism principal, which states that intercollegiate athletics should be motivated primarily by education and its benefits,” the report said.

3) Reggie took money, which means that you played with an ineligible player.  That is breaking the rules, i.e. cheating.

I know that you hate womens sports, but isn’t that funny that a woman helped bring down Troy?  Her improper use of the phones to the tune of 7 stacks shows a lack of institutional control.

Say bye-bye to this trophy...plus, you already broke it. Look for the glass football...

AT: Why me? and everybody is dirty

1) Prove it.


3) Stop Snitching and take it like a man.  Don’t end up like Kwame Kilpatrick and get your cry on.

wait til you get to the car and dont let the brothas in the pen see you cry...

Go ahead punk, MAKE MY DAY!

Another fool runs out on the field.  This is the reason for tasers.  I must run in a really liberal circle.  Most of the people that are in a baseball league think that the punishment was too harsh. Stay off the damn field!  You are not the entertainment.  If you want to be the entertainment, then the fans get to call the shots.  They were rooting for the guy to get tased.  We should have listened to them.

Now that Tasering “seems” controversial,  The next fool thinks that he can run out on the field.

PHILADELPHIA — A 34-year-old man who ran on the field at a Phillies game to chants of “Tase him!” has been charged with marijuana possession, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and other counts.

Police say Thomas Betz, of Warminster, Pa., hopped over the left-field fence at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and ran along the warning track in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, one day after a teenager was tasered in the outfield.

The crowd booed and some chanted “Tase him!” Betz was taken off the field without incident.

I would have been chanting with them.  Two words justify tasing and you don’t have an answer to it.  Monica Seles.

Betz’s voicemail is full and he could not immediately be reached Wednesday.

In the wake of Monday’s encounter, police are considering whether officers should get involved in on-field chases. Officers didn’t run on the field Tuesday.

Steve Consalvi, the 17-year-old who was tasered Monday, is facing defiant trespass, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges.

Remember Tom Gamboa?  More reasons why tasering should be used. ESPN recap of the Royals/White Sox game of 2002. You can see the attack about 1:10 into the video

Here was a coach on the field, with his back turned and those drunk hillbillies below attacked him.  Even more dangerous is that after the fight, they picked up a switchblade that one of them had dropped.  Is it going to take someone to get seriously hurt?  oh wait, Monica GOT STABBED!

Instances of on-field attacks by fans have been rare over the years, but athletes are increasingly worried for their safety as fans get more and more brazen. “You’re not safe anywhere,” Royals outfielder Carlos Beltran said. “We think we’re safe at the ballpark. What happened, that tells us no matter where we are, we’re not safe.” In 1995, Cubs reliever Randy Myers was on the mound when he was rushed by a fan, whom he knocked down with his forearm. In 1999, a fan attacked Houston right fielder Bill Spiers in Milwaukee, leaving him with a welt under his left eye, a bloody nose and whiplash.

Gamboa attack

William Ligue Jr., front, and his 15-year-old son rush onto the field to attack Royals first-base coach Tom Gamboa.

The most notorious attack came in April 1993 when tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan during a match in Hamburg, Germany. Greg Bouris, a spokesman for the Major League Baseball Players Association, said overall, security at ballparks is excellent, considering the millions of fans who attend the games every year. “If there is a problem that is defined, we have to get together to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” he said. Security at ballparks tightened after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Fans are not allowed to bring in large bags, and smaller ones are searched. But like the screenings at airports, they’ve relaxed with time. And with no metal detectors at ballparks, there’s nothing to prevent someone from bringing in a weapon.”It doesn’t matter how much you beef up security,” Royals starter Paul Byrd said. “Anybody can get by at any minute.”

SI.com has a great look at dumb fans getting involved in the action. We came to see the players, not you.

here is another collection of sports highlights with fans and players.  I guess it is better to get stomped out by the players than to get tased…

look at him profiling like he is doing big things....no hate here though...do your thing...

Look at him profiling for the picture...no hate here though, do you thing..

look at this kid who is big pimping…got older dudes scared and shook.  First, that calls for some Mobb Deep.

David Greenburg, I shouted you out, since you are the one attempting to challenge his signatures in court.

A Brooklyn teen is hoping to become the City Council’s youngest member ever – but the adults are fighting tooth and nail to keep him off the ballot.

Abraham Tischler, 18, is running for the Borough Park Council seat left vacant when Simcha Felder took a job with city Controller John Liu.

His platform is teen friendly – he wants to save free student MetroCards; but he also is vowing to fight to keep city firehouses open and crack down on bogus parking tickets.

The Touro College sophomore says his inexperience is actually a plus. So far, he has spent just $560 – for posters and flyers.

“I owe no one favors,” he said.

Still, at least one of the adults running against him in the 44th Council District worried enough to take him to court.

David Greenfield, 31, the executive vice president of the Sephardic Community Federation, is suing Tischler and says the teen’s petitions have forged and duplicated signatures.

Tischler insists there is nothing wrong with his petitions.

After all, his mom and dad helped him gather the 1,415 signatures he eventually submitted – nearly double the required 765. Anything that looked fishy, Tischler said, was tossed.

“They wouldn’t knock me off if they didn’t think I was a real challenge,” Tischler said. “Let the people decide who they want to be their councilman.”

Greenfield, a former chief of staff for Assemblyman Dov Hikind, has Mayor Bloomberg‘s backing and is one of the frontrunners. So is longtime community board lead Joe Lazar, who has Public Advocate Bill de Blasio‘s backing. But it’s Greenfield, who has raised $131,000 for the race, who is pressing a lawsuit.

“We don’t know anything about the guy,” said his spokesman, Eric Kuo. The campaign is also concerned, he said, because Tischler isn’t participating in the city campaign financing system.

“He could drop half a million dollars of family money in the campaign tomorrow,” Kuo said.

Ridiculous, said the teen’s dad, who has capped spending for his son’s campaign at $1,000.

“David Greenfield, with all his money, with all his power, is trying to get an 18-year-old kid off the ballot because he’s scared,” said Harold Tischler, 46, a construction contractor.

“Give him a shot.”

The statements that they are making are just showing how yellow they are.  First, if your game is tight, you don’t have to worry about someone else.  You have the backing of the Freaking Mayor!  Second, the dude is a college student.  Just pay to have some pictures at a party posted with him hitting the bong, and you are all good.  But, that you take it to court, says that you couldn’t handle it yourself.

David Greenburg, you win Hater of the Week! due to the fact that you are scared of an 18 year old in politics, when you should be a veteran of political races…

When Ronin and I went to John F. Kennedy,  I was happy that I didn’t have to ride the bus to school.  We both lived so close, it was ten minute walk tops to get to school.  One time, we saw a kid get thrown off the bus, through the emergency window.  That was about the highlights that happened.  Occasionally, a fight would break out at the bus stop, but even that was rare.  (The fight spot for some reason was the BART station.  It was far away from school that the school could not do anything about it and I guess had enough exits that the combatants had an escape route after the fights.)

Normally, I would point out that the bus usually stinks, but now, they have no compassion.  People fight, curse and scream whenever they feel the urge.  Riding solo in the car, even if it is not good for the environment, it is good for my sanity.  But, not riding the bus means that you missed this…

This is a prime lesson in don’t start none, won’t be none.  But, pride is the first to fall.  For some reason, when men get into verbal matches, they can’t back down.  They have to take it to the next level until fear creeps up into someone and they make the move to move away or leave.

Things that I found interesting in the video

1) That it was being taped. Far too many people have cameras and recorders these days.

2) The quality of the video was excellent.  maybe if you spent less on the camera, you could afford a car or at least a ride share or zipcar.

3) The older white dude getting back on the bus to tell everyone that “He hit me first, it’s self defense!”

4) The woman filming (I think) saying, “Go through his bag!”

5) The black dude asking for an am-be-lance.  I guess proper English can wait when you are dripping blood.

6) The woman in the blue dress and headphones just watching rather passively.  She saw it all and was not phased.

7) Ooohhh…he leakin!  (To describe cornrows and the amount of blood leaving his body)

8) Black people can be racist as fuck.  First it goes to Beat his ass, then to We can sue….what did the sister taping do to deserve her cut?  We can sue?  Please…

Makes me thankful that I have a good job…

I want to give dap to the White dude for really keeping it real.  He tried to move and diffuse the fight, but Cornrows wanted to keep it going.  Cornrows get the label of Keeping it Real goes Wrong, Dumb Nigga AND You Niggas are sorry! Let me explain

1) Dude gets dap because after being assaulted once he moved, he sprang into action.  He pawed the straight down, then countered with a jab that caught cornrows and when he got him down, he started swinging from the hills.

2) Cornrows gets

a) Keeping it real goes Wrong, because he tried to front hard.  The funny line was, ” I am going to put my foot up your ass!” Really? When he stopped hitting you because you submitted, he could have put HIS foot UP your ass.  Also, let me dedicate a song to him

b) Dumb Nigga because he picked on the wrong dude.  Santa, as we will call him, looked like he had some boxing lessons.  Plus, you thought that your hood look would intimidate someone.  That look might have done something in the late 80’s or even the early 90’s but now, even hipsters rock that.

All this hipster needed was the cornrows and it could have been him on the bus fighting and running his mouth...

c) You Niggas are sorry!

You did watch the video right?  All cornrows did was hang on to the pole.  As much as you ran your mouth like you were an enforcer, you should have fought a little better than that.  Your talk was not even that good and your walk was even worse.  The woman claiming to have it on tape is doign you no favors since it has you getting served…

Memo to the youth.  If you run your mouth, be ready to defend it.  Unfortunately, we the youths of today, there is no fighting, there is only shooting.  If nothing else, I give both daps for handling it like osme old school G’s.  Fight with your fists….

Even he can't save you from getting fired Mangini

Another sign that the 1-8 Browns are desperate is that the LBJ talk is happening again.  Even you you mean this tongue in cheek, it comes off looking like you are pitful, which you are.

With my draft this year we, as we always do, rented a house where all of us met for the draft.  The people that we rented the house from were desperate to get us in the house and gave us a huge discount.  They opened with the fact that there could be a discount in it for us, which meant we KNEW that we were getting a discount.  We knew they were desperate and we took advantage of it.

The Browns are desperate and this story from ESPN proves it.

BEREA, Ohio — If LeBron James truly believes he can help the Cleveland Browns, coach Eric Mangini has an orange helmet waiting for him.

“I think he should come on down,” Mangini said.

"If I could clone LBJ and have him play all 11 positions, we can be really good..." Mangenious, shouldn't you be working on something that is actually feasible, instead of wishful thinking?

The NBA superstar, who was an All-State wide receiver in high school, said Tuesday night that if he put the time and commitment into it, he could be a good football player.

“If I put all my time and commitment into it, if I dedicated myself to the game of football, I could be really good,” he said Tuesday night, “no matter what team I was on.”

Like the look, but c'mon...keep dreaming. Try getting a QB who could get him the ball

Mangini agreed, calling James “a freak athletically” and said the 6-foot-8, 260-pounder could be dangerous at tight end, wide receiver or even outside linebacker.

For the Browns to be good, they would need to clone him and he would have to play all three positions on the field.  Even then, they would need a QB and another RB, since it looks like the tank is empty with Jamal Lewis.  Shouldn’t Mangenius be worried about how they are going to fix their totally anemic offense?

Quarterback Brady Quinn also heard about James’ football fetish. He would love to have a target to throw to like James in the red zone.

“That’d be great,” Quinn said. “Tell him to suit up and let us know, we’ll get him working. Obviously he’s an incredibly talented athlete. If he wants to try to play a little bit now, we’d be more than willing to pick him up.”

Brady, your Norte Dame education is really shining through now.  Too bad your cheating ways are getting in the way of actual wins.  Even JaMarcus Russell is ahead of you and he hasn’t been hitting the books or the WR’s.  There are 36 other QB’s rated higher than you.

Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers isn’t convinced James, as great as he is, could step into the NFL and be able to handle the pounding.

“I heard that comment,” Rogers said. “I have mixed emotions about that. A great athlete? Yes. A football player? No.”

Rogers then looked into TV cameras.

Damn Biz Markie, I didn't know that you branched off into football....

“Yeah LeBron, I said it,” he said. “It’s a punishing game. I just don’t think you can step off the basketball court after not going through this year in and year out and just play football. From that standpoint, I just don’t think it’s possible. You have to weather and condition your body to take this punishment.”

So what if James had a year to train? Could he do it then?

“Yeah, he might make a heckuva tight end,” Rogers said. “I’d like to see him out there running down the seam.”

James was an All-Ohio wide receiver at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School before quitting football after his junior year to focus on basketball. But he still follows the game closely and believes he could have been a hybrid tight end/receiver in the mold of San Diego’s Antonio Gates or Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez.

Gates, who played basketball in college and not football, is listed at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds. James is listed at 6-8 and 250 pounds.

“They’re not always lined up next to the tackle,” James said. “Sometimes they go against strong safeties and linebackers. It’s tough to match up with those guys because they’re so athletic.”

James filmed a commercial last year for an insurance company that depicted him in a No. 23 Browns jersey with “LeBron” stitched across the back.

He has no serious plans of returning to football, but said playing the two sports takes entirely different types of stamina.

“I’d be in football shape during football season, then I’d go to basketball and feel like I was out of shape,” he said. “It’s totally different. And another thing you have to get used to is getting hit again.”

Plus, it’s enough LeBron that you are carrying the city of Akron and Cleveland on your back for basketball.  You shouldn’t have to carry the football team as well.

Mangini, don’t worry, you are about to be collecting a paycheck to NOT coach.

damn, New York can be a cold and cruel place...

Rosie the Riveter started in Richmond CA...

Richmond was integral to winning the war…

Richmond, CA is my hometown.  If you like who you are, you have to embrace everything that got you there, both positive and negative.  You can’t look at things in a vacuum, but you have to take everything into consideration before making your judgment.  But, when you see things like this happening, it makes it terribly hard to defend any comments against Richmond after this incident.

(10-28) 19:05 PDT Richmond — Three juvenile boys arrested in the rape, beating and robbery of a 15-year-old Richmond High School student were charged as adults Wednesday and could face life in prison if convicted.

The boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, were among five suspects that had been arrested in connection with the crime as of Wednesday. Police were continuing their investigation and expect to make more arrests.

Police said they now believe that as many as 10 young men may have assaulted the girl Saturday after she left her school’s homecoming dance. They initially said that about six young men attacked the girl.

The three juveniles were each charged with rape in concert and penetration with a foreign object, authorities said. The 16-year-old also faces a robbery charge.

The first suspect arrested in the case, Manuel Ortega, 19, of Richmond, was charged Wednesday with rape in concert, rape by force, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury.

Another suspect, Salvador Rodriguez, 21, of Richmond, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of rape in concert. He remains in custody and may be formally charged later this week, authorities said.

The latest arrest happened at 11 p.m. Tuesday when the 17-year-old boy turned himself in at Richmond police headquarters, Lt. Mike Gormley said. Officers went to the boy’s Pinole home earlier but didn’t find him, police said.

The younger boys are both from San Pablo.

Although the juveniles are being charged as adults, their names were withheld by authorities because of their ages. The three boys are being held without bail at Juvenile Hall.

Ortega is being held in lieu of $1.2 million bail at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. Rodriguez was in the process of being booked.

Police say the assailants, ranging in age from 15 to their early 20s, committed a “slew of crimes” against the girl, including raping her, beating her and stealing her jewelry.

The young men laughed and shot photos as they took turns assaulting the girl, police said.

Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of any of the assailants.

The girl knew at least one of the assailants, the 15-year-old boy, investigators said.

About 200 students, teachers and community leaders rallied outside the campus after school Wednesday to condemn the rape and to say they wanted people to know the crime was not representative of their campus, despite the negative reputation of the crime-plagued city.

“I am devastated,” said senior Norma Bautista, her voice cracking with emotion. “I’m here because I want everybody in Arizona, in New York, everywhere they are, (to know) that we are not criminals. We are the future leaders. I see people call us animals. Why don’t you look at those of us who are trying to make a change?”

Most speakers blamed the rape at least in part on degrading, dehumanizing societal attitudes toward women.

Biology teacher Lorna McClellan said the problem of rape is not just confined to low-income cities with high crime rates, such as Richmond, and that she hoped community revulsion over the weekend attack will help spark societal change in the way some men view women.

“Women are portrayed on TV and in music as pieces of meat,” she said. “When are we going to take the challenge and step up and change this?”

This is where I will diverge with the tenor of the article.  When will people take personal responsibility for their actions and not blame it on outside stimuli?  I love rap music, violent video games, I watch copious amounts of porn,  but I am not out there trying to take box.  I loved my mother (r.i.p. ma dukes) and have normal relationships with women everywhere.  So, why didn’t I fall down that path?  I lived in Richmond, and went to school there and graduated from the K house, Kennedy HS.

Good Times at the K House, but where are the lights on the football field

How to help

Richmond High School is accepting cards and donations for the victim and her family. They can be mailed to the school at 1250 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804-1011. Make checks out to the Richmond High Student Fund.

It’s clear that if you can, helping would be a good thing.  As the norm, they like all that jingles, but they prefer the kind that folds….

Take a drink haters, Obama is here to stay

Take a drink haters, Obama is here to stay

This is another reason why you should hate Twitter.  People say s*&t that you really can’t come back from.  Then, they feel the need to send out more tweets to clarify what they said in the first 140 words.

If they hate on Al gore and his warning about global warming, then you know that they are going to hate on Obama

If they hate on Al Gore and his warning about global warming, then you know that they are going to hate on Obama

Why does everyone feel as though their job is to kritik the winners of the Nobel Peace prize?  Who ever wins it, just congratulate and move on.  you don’t see people politicking for the award, the people in Norway come to a conclusion and then they announce it.  But, everyone is a critic.  At least some people take the time to do their homework.  Crooked I of the rap collection Slaughterhouse voices one reason to award it to Obama.

way to big up the president....

way to big up the president....

Some in the hip-hop industry agree with the choice, including Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I. Once he heard the news, he sent a big shoutout to Obama for the honor, via his Twitter profile (@TheRealCrookedI).

Then, followed up, asking people to do some research before judging our current president.

“Why are people h8’n on my guy for this prize?” Crooked I asked. “Obama travels around THE ENTIRE WORLD PROMOTING PEACE.. Do sum research before u judge his worthiness.”

Agreed and agreed.  Being the President of the U.S. comes with some perks.  People are looking up to the new leader, especially compared to the last guy.

Asher, how do you make a hit record?  I dunno...sound like Eminem

Asher, how do you make a hit record? "I dunno...sound like Eminem?"

Asher Roth voices dissent to the awarding the prize to President Obama.

Others, though, don’t agree with it at all. Rapper Asher Roth — known mostly for his hit single “I Love College” — wasn’t feeling the decision, asking how could a man win “the peace prize by just talking sh**.”

Now, Asher, while you love college, maybe you should have gone to class and studied a little bit harder.  Once people got onto your haterade, you sent out another one, to try and protect your limited fan base.  Spend more time making your point, then you wouldn’t need to make further clarifications.

He followed up with a tweet (@AsherRoth) clarifying his statements, explaining that the disagreement is about the actual prize more than Obama being chosen for it.

“Has nothing to do with ‘Obama’ and everything to do with the ‘Peace Prize’ — change starts with us, the people — who’s gon wake up first?” Asher said. “Seek truth.”

Asher also added: “I’m all for ‘hope’ and ‘progress,’ but people have been dedicating their lives for peace — actions speak louder than words — my opinion only.”

According to the rapper, change doesn’t come from the upper levels of the hierarchy, but from the people.

“I think change starts at the basement level — change starts with us, the people — we’re being manipulated,” Asher said in response to one follower.

Why didn’t you start with the comment, this is not about Obama?  Because IT was about Obama and you don’t have the stones to back up your comment. When people put your feet to the fire, you backed off.  You can’t take back what you tweeted, since the internet saves everything….focus less on trying to make a statement and more time on your music….

But it doesn’t stop with rappers….athletes have to get in on the foolishness.

Rashad McCants: Im next to win the nobel peace prize!! Twitter.com

Why don’t you be next to become an all star? or have a job?  or how about keeping your girl?

keep the picture, since Lamar is beating up the box now, doing what you could not do...

keep the picture, since Lamar is beating up the box now, doing what you could not do... Nice Kobe face with the chin and all...

You currently suck at basketball, and your girl is with Lamar now, having married him after seeing what you are working with.  You are not going to win a damn thing, now get a job and get back into the NBA and leave Twitter alone, unless you are tweeting about getting a job and not being broke.

People will not leave president Obama alone and just allow him to govern.  First and foremost, let me wish our President a Happy Birthday! The 2 old crew wants to wish the first black man a proper b-day.   We will gift wrap a 40 oz. and some newports

But seriously, Here is your gift… Orly Taitz, your biggest annoyance, wanted to wish you a happy birthday as well.  She wanted to send a gift to brighten your mood.

Get someone better at photoshop while you are at it… After all this, if that is the best you can do, you have lost before it began….

I am in the middle of watching my beloved Lakers right now holding onto a slim one point lead against the hated (at least now that they are playing the Lakers) Orlando Magic, and an interesting statement crawled along the screen.  (This is also something that I would rail out against, because if I am not watching that game, I might be taping it…but that is for another time)

Tiger Woods wins the Memorial Golf Tournament.  Now, that is not shocking onto itself, as we all know that we are witnessing one of the greats when we watch (or read about) Tiger. ESPN talks about what happened in Ohio, which happens to be one of my Dad’s favorite local course.  He usually goes back to Ohio for the Memorial, but skipped it this year, after being burned last year with Tiger not playing.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Two holes, two towering shots, two clutch birdies.

Just like that, Tiger Woods broke out of a four-way tie and won the Memorial on Sunday with a 7-under 65 to cap off a high-charged comeback. And just as suddenly, he silenced the skeptics who wondered if he was ready to defend his title in the U.S. Open in two weeks at Bethpage Black.

“I knew I could do this,” Woods said after birdies on the final two holes gave him a one-shot victory. “I was close to winning, but the game wasn’t quite there when I really needed it on Sunday. I rectified that.”

No, Tiger, you were just telling the truth.  You are transcendent at the sport of golf.  You are the new industry standard bearer, iconic in the sport.

The master/mentor passing the torch to the next standard bearer

The master/mentor passing the torch to the next standard bearer

Then came a bold observation by tournament host Jack Nicklaus. He had said earlier in the week that Woods, with 14 career majors, would probably break his record of 18 majors in a couple of years.

“I suspect No. 15 will come for Tiger Woods in about two weeks,” Nicklaus said at the trophy presentation. “If he drives the ball this way, and plays this way, I’m sure it will. And if not, it will surprise me greatly.”

There were no surprises Sunday for Woods, the best sign of all.

He hit the ball where he was aiming and found every fairway in the final round, the first time he had done that on the PGA Tour in more than five years. He missed only five fairways all week, his best performance off the tee since the 1998 Masters.

“It was nice to play this well going into the U.S. Open,” Woods said. “This is how you have to hit it in order to win U.S. Opens.”

Now you have the previous icon in the sport, the Golden Bear, predicting that Tiger Woods is going to win the the Open in two weeks.  Who would doubt him?  Even without this win, how could you go against him.  If you wanted to bet Tiger against the field, you might end up disappointed if you ahve the rest of the field.  The players themselves are constantly amazed at what Tiger can do.

“I don’t even know how to describe it,” said Michael Letzig, who played with Woods. “It was the best golf I’d ever seen.”

Jim Furyk, part of the four-way tie on the back nine, made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole that gave him a 69 and allowed him to finish alone in second. Furyk is close friends in Woods, and had been hearing the speculation that Woods was not the same.

“I just wish you all would just quick (ticking) him off … so he has to come back and keep proving stuff,” Furyk said. “I think he answered a lot of questions today.”

The question that needs to be answered is Why are the other players so sorry?  How do you pull a Jackie Smith to lose? (Jackie Smith was a great TE who made an unfortunate drop to cost the Cowboys a Super Bowl against the Steelers.

You had a four stoke lead.  You lost a four stroke lead.  You choked…CBS provides the autopsy.

Back to performing like a golfing deity, Woods birdied the last two holes and finished with one of the best closing shots of his career to win his fourth Memorial Tournament title on Sunday, dispatching a group of heavyweights that included Davis Love III, Jim Furyk and Geoff Ogilvy in the process.

During a season of recovery in which inconsistency has been the only hallmark, Woods put together one of the most impressive, compressive ball-striking days of his career, hitting all 14 fairways during his 7-under 65, the first time he had accomplished that feat since 2002.

Damn… I know he is great but, WOW.. get it together…