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Monthly Archives: August 2011

So You’ve Decided To Buy A New Jersey (Pt. 3)

This is my five part series in how to buy a sports jersey. I didn’t plan for it to be a series, but like your Mom didn’t exactly plan for you, these things happen. Also, I’M BACK! Click here for Part 1. And here for Part 2. 

Rule #3: By Way of Trade

Trades are the quick fix in the sports world. Sometimes it’s to get the team through a tough patch early in the season when your first basemen just tweaked his ‘bo. Other times it can be halfway through the season when one of the classiest organizations in the world embarrassed it’s All-Star goalie by leaving him out to dry, and then trading him in a deal that would change hockey in the Western Conference (and this young bloggers life). Trading for a player is a bit like getting into a new relationship. There’s the fun, not quite awkward, not quite awesome early stages. You go out, get ice cream (game winning goal two games after trade) or maybe just check out a local museum (perfect game first time facing your old team) and just stick to the casual making out (joking around and pranking your new teammates.) But about a month in, you need to do something that can be the scariest three words to some people: Define The Relationship. (Yes, I may have stolen that from the MTV show, “Awkward”, which I could have possibly gotten hooked into after flipping on the TV one day. Sorry, I have a thing for high school girls. I appreciate innocence. I’m only human.) You see, there are two types of trades in modern day sports: one for right now, and one for down the line. One fail, one exception.

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UPDATE 2: Jets vs. Giants Preseason Game


The NFL has pulled the plug on the Jets vs. Giants preseason game because of this stupid bitch Irene. The game was originally moved from its 7 PM start to 2 PM,  but is now going to be played Monday Night at 7 PM.

Below a video that will make everyone happy!

UPDATE: Jets vs. Giants Preseason Game

This is got to hurt

Tomorrow’s Jets-Giants Preseason game has been moved up from its original 7 PM start to 2 PM because of that bitch Irene. Women always causing problems.

Bronx Bombers

The Grandy Man Can

So what’s more unusual then an earthquake hitting New York City? Three Grand Slams in one game. Yesterday the Yankees were the first team in MLB history to hit 3 Grand Salami’s in one game (something that shitty team 90 minutes south has never done). Cano, Martin, and Granderson were the 3 players to take it deep for the New York Yankees on this record setting day. The Yankees fell behind early, 7-1, before they came roaring back to avoid the sweep from the A’s (really the Yanks almost got swept by the A’s, great playoff push guys). The Yanks realized that they probably were not going to be playing a lot of baseball this weekend because of Hurricane Irene so they decided to score all their runs in one game. Russell Martin went 5 for 5 with 2 HR’s and Derek Jeter saw his batting average reach .300 for the first time in forever for one AB before he struck out and went back down to .299.

While everything went well for the Yanks offense, the pitching was still a problem. Phil Hughes allowed 7 runs on 6 hits in 2 2/3 innings. He needed 78 pitches just to get 8 outs which made the Yanks use much of their bullpen before they start a series against Baltimore of 5 games in 4 days. The Yankees are trying to figure out their rotation for the playoffs and it started to look pretty solid with the way that Nova and Hughes have been pitching, but after this outing it makes you wonder. Hopefully its just a bump in the road for Hughes just like it was for Nova when he gave up 7 runs to the Royals before he pitched a solid game against the Twins. There is no way that the Yankees can rely on AJ Burnett, the guy is a scrub. I still have no idea why the Yankees try to protect this guy while they throw Jorge under the bus.

Speaking of Jorge he is now challenging Robinson Cano for his starting position at 2nd base. Giradi said that because they were up by so many runs before Grandy’s Grand Slam he was going to put Russell Martin in at 2nd base, but Jorge convinced him otherwise. Jorge told him that if the Yanks scored two more runs he was going in at 2nd and not Russell. As soon as Granderson hit it, Posada ran and grabbed his glove and for the first time in his MLB career he played 2nd base (Posada played 2nd base while he was coming up in the minor leagues with the Yankees). Posada also made the last play of the game by fielding a grounder, hopping on one foot/crow hop, and gunned it……..straight into the ground where Swisher made a nice scoop for the final out (Because the Yanks were dominating the Yankees fielded an All-Star caliber infield of Chavez at 3rd, Nunez at Short, Posada at 2nd, and Swish-a-lish at 1st). If you haven’t seen the play click the link below for a good chuckle.


So You’ve Decided To Buy A New Jersey (Pt. 2)

This is my five part series in how to buy a sports jersey. I didn’t plan for it to be a series, but like your Mom didn’t exactly plan for you, these things happen. Also, I’M BACK! Click here for Part 1

Rule #4: Beware the Hero

Your team has been in the gutter for a few seasons now. Ever since your perennial goalie/1st basemen/ point guard/ kicker left the team/retired/got arrested your team just hasn’t had the same identity, the same pizzaz, the same, chutzpah,  if I’m talking about Sandy Koufax. You keep telling yourself this season is going to be different, but you know it’s just going to be loss after loss, reviled by the critics as a team fading, trying to recapture it’s glory years. Then, like a Phoenix in what should of been a better version of X-Men 3, a hero emerges. Sometimes he’s a free agent signing, meant to just get your team above the salary cap and because the laws of the game say you need two goalies. Sometimes he’s a waiver wire pick up, who goes on to shake and/or bake your team to the playoffs. Months ago you were saying “Who is this guy?”, but now you’re calling him the next coming of Patrick Roy, something your old college roommate won’t let you forget. Without the hero, this would have been another lost season. You pick up his jersey after you complete your unsuccessful, but unwarranted and appreciated playoff run. You will forever immortalize him in the comic book that is your life.

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The Daily Drive “The Day The Earth Didnt Stand Still”

The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you.  Earthquakes are so 2010.


-So lets get this right out of the way.  An Earthquake hit Virgina today.  The world moved on.


-The NY Football Giants already depleted secondary lost yet another CB today.  After losing impact player Terrell Thomas last night to a torn ACL, they lost CB Brian Witherspoon to a torn ACL as well.  Somehow Papa Bear seems to think that this will not effect the Giants at all.  He won’t give me any facts to support this argument (or words on this site for that matter (Shots Fired Shots Fired!)), but he is deliriously confident in his team right now.

Cliff Lee, Big Willy Style, and an attractive female after the jump

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Earthquake? I think not

(video via @yemblog)

Earthquake?  Nope, just a Mike bomb going off in CHI-Town last week that had yet to reach the east coast.

Performing the Anastasio Shuffle helps stop the side effects and aftershocks.

So You’ve Decided To Buy A New Jersey (Pt. 1)

This is my five part series in how to buy a sports jersey. I didn’t plan for it to be a series, but your Mom didn’t exactly plan for you, these things happen. Also, I’M BACK!

The sports jersey is one of the ultimate signs of fanhood in our time. Now, if you think I’m going to look up facts about the modern day sports jersey, such as when it was introduced and which team pioneered the idea of selling it, you clearly haven’t read this blog before (and more importantly my posts.) Instead, I’m going to give you a couple of pointers on things to look out for when buying a jersey, how to narrow down your choice to the star 3rd basemen, or the phenom goalie you just signed. Jerseys are expensive without the nameplate and number on the back, but if your going to just buy a blank jersey and wear it around you need more help than I can give you. Real fans wear numbers. I was recently perusing a Colorado Avalanche fan blog, and in the comments of some article, the talk of new jerseys came up. One poor sap lamented his recent troubles, saying he bought a Craig Anderson two years ago, and Kevin Shattenkirk the year after. Obviously, you guys know that both of those players were traded (on the same day!) in February last year. Unfortunately for this guy, this all could have been avoided. If he had just left a note just read my column. From the future.

Reason Number 5: After the jump.

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The Daily Drive 8/15/11

The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you.  Its cool Plaxico, we didn’t know who Mayor Bloomberg was either.


-Lets start things off with a bang this afternoon.  Mark Sanchez apparently wanted to fight Rex Ryan after almost being benched during last season.  I’m no PR genuis but this isnt exactly the approach I would have taken when being interviewed about the upcoming season.  Especially since Rex is a Fan of UFC.  His go to move?  You guessed it, The Ankle lock…gives him a close up view of his favorite body part.


-Osi Umenyiora apparently is tired of faking an injury and will start practicing for the New York VaGiants.  Giants are having an outstanding off-season by the way.  Kevin Boss, Steve Smith, Shaun O’Hara and Rich Seubert are all gone along with their top draft pick Prince Amukamara who is out for a few months with a broken foot.  When i asked our resident Giants Fan, Bruno, what he thought of the activity he left me with this gem “YEAH WELL WE HAVE THREE SUPERBOWLS!”  Denial is an awful thing.


-Jeremy Maclin apparently isn’t dieing and will give an update on his overall health tomorrow at some point.  One has to wonder though about all the lost weight and secrecy.  Its OK Jeremy, Just tell them that the Nutri-System diet works great!


-Howard Eskin, 610 WIP sports radio afternoon host, has announced that he will be exploring some national offers and will not be doing his daily show anymore.  Good Riddence Howard, you insufferable prick.  I truly wish Charlie Manuel whooped your ass a few years ago.

Sidney Crosby, Big Ben and Halle Berry after the Jump

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You Dropped a Bomb on Me……Baby

Bomb Dropper

You gotta love living in 2011.  Forget about the Debt crisis, world famine, humanitarian issues, party politics, and everything else that just seemingly wants to depress the shit out of you, life is good.  In my opinion there has never been a better time to be alive.  Last night I was doing things I never thought I would be able too even five years ago.  Simultaneously I was watching the Phillies in HD from Los Angeles, drinking a delicious micro brew from Nantucket, and listening to the Phish webcast from Lake Tahoe.  Technology is pretty sweet.   You wanna know whats even sweeter?  Cliff Lee going yahtzee off Ted Lilly for his 2nd HR of the year.  Bartledoo(who once used to blog here before he got to big and started focusing on his main gig at mysecretboston.com) and myself were sitting there just admiring the practice cuts that Cliff was taking.

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