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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tyrone Prothro broken leg
Some felt that the Tyrone Prothro broken leg video should have been part of the Top 10 list below, so here it is...
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Top 10 Broken Arms/Legs in Sports
After watching Junior Seau break his arm during the Patriots game on Sunday, your Unlce Buck decided to come up with a list of the Top 10 broken arm/leg incidents caught on tape during a sporting event...Warning this video is graphic:
10. Junior Seau (The above mentioned video. Particularly gross because of how thick his forearm is.)
5. Muay Thai Broken Leg fight
2. Sid off the top rope (Like #1 this gets extra points for being on national TV when it happened)
1. Joe Theisman on Monday Night Football
The girls of Ebay's sales force
Did you wait in line for hours to buy a PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, only to have them not sell on Ebay the way you had hoped? Don't worry, just add a little sex appeal, yeah that's the ticket...
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Red Sox have been eating retard sandwiches
Lets start from the top...They're going to get rid of Manny Ramirez. They are going to break up the most destructive duo (Ramirez and David Ortiz) since Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for JD Drew and Julio Lugo? They've always thought how great it would be to use Manny's 20-million a year towards other players, so these are the two they are going to put in there? Players who will cost the Sox 23 million in stead of 20? How about just keeping Manny and A-Gon (20 mil and 3 mil), whoops that ship has sailed. No we won't pay Johnny Damon 13 million because he plays his ass off every day, we'd rather spend 14-15 million on JD Drew. The same JD Drew, who has been called soft by Tony LaRussa (scary after LaRussa pegged Edgar Renteria on the nose) and who has been on the DL 7 times in the last 8 years while recording only one 100 RBI season. This JD Drew is going to join the .277 hitting Julio Lugo, who is a major step down defensively from Alex Gonzalez (almost 3 times as many errors), to add the pop that Manny would leave. How about the protection for Big Papi? Who could provide the fear for pitchers that gives Papi his quality at bats? Could they turn prospects around to Atlanta for Andruw Jones? That could work, but how about this:
So Bart's lame catch phrase didn't make Nick at Nite's list of the top 100 in TV history but here are the ones that did:
_"And that's the way it is" (Walter Cronkite, "CBS Evening News")
_"Ask not what your country can do for you ..." (John F. Kennedy)
_"Baby, you're the greatest" (Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, "The Honeymooners")
_"Bam!" (Emeril Lagasse, "Emeril Live")
_"Book 'em, Danno" (Steve McGarrett, "Hawaii Five-O")
_"Come on down!" (Johnny Olson, "The Price is Right")
_"Danger, Will Robinson" (Robot, "Lost in Space")
_"De plane! De plane!" (Tattoo, "Fantasy Island")
_"Denny Crane" (Denny Crane, "Boston Legal")
_"Do you believe in miracles?" (Al Michaels, 1980 Winter Olympics)
_"D'oh!" (Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons")
_"Don't make me angry ..." (David Banner, "The Incredible Hulk")
_"Dyn-o-mite" (J.J., "Good Times")
_"Elizabeth, I'm coming!" (Fred Sanford, "Sanford and Son")
_"Gee, Mrs. Cleaver ..." (Eddie Haskell, "Leave it to Beaver")
_"God'll get you for that" (Maude, "Maude")
_"Good grief" (Charlie Brown, "Peanuts" specials)
_"Good night, and good luck" (Edward R. Murrow, "See It Now")
_"Good night, John Boy" ("The Waltons")
_"Have you no sense of decency?" (Joseph Welch to Sen. McCarthy)
_"Heh heh" (Beavis and Butt-head, "Beavis and Butthead")
_"Here it is, your moment of Zen" (Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show")
_"Here's Johnny!" (Ed McMahon, "The Tonight Show")
_"Hey now!" (Hank Kingsley, "The Larry Sanders Show")
_"Hey hey hey!" (Dwayne Nelson, "What's Happening!!")
_"Hey hey hey!" (Fat Albert, "Fat Albert")
_"Holy (whatever), Batman!" (Robin, "Batman")
_"Holy crap!" (Frank Barone, "Everybody Loves Raymond")
_"Homey don't play that!" (Homey the Clown, "In Living Color")
_"How sweet it is!" (Jackie Gleason, "The Jackie Gleason Show")
_"How you doin'?" (Joey Tribbiani, "Friends")
_"I can't believe I ate the whole thing" (Alka Seltzer ad)
_"I know nothing!" (Sgt. Schultz, "Hogan's Heroes")
_"I love it when a plan comes together" (Hannibal, "The A-Team")
_"I want my MTV!" (MTV ad)
_"I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl ..." (Larry, "Newhart")
_"I'm not a crook ..." (Richard Nixon)
_"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV" (Vicks Formula 44 ad)
_"I'm Rick James, bitch!" (Dave Chappelle as Rick James, "Chappelle's Show")
_"Is that your final answer?" (Regis Philbin, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire")
_"It keeps going and going and going ..." (Energizer Batteries ad)
_"It takes a licking ..." (Timex ad)
_"Jane, you ignorant slut" (Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin, "Saturday Night Live")
_"Just one more thing ..." (Columbo, "Columbo")
_"Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus, "Hill Street Blues")
_"Let's get ready to rumble!" (Michael Buffer, various sports events)
_"Live long and prosper" (Spock, "Star Trek")
_"Makin' whoopie" (Bob Eubanks, "The Newlywed Game")
_"Mom always liked you best" (Tommy Smothers, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour")
_"Never assume ..." (Felix Unger, "The Odd Couple")
_"Nip it!" (Barney Fife, "The Andy Griffith Show")
_"No soup for you!" (The Soup Nazi, "Seinfeld")
_"Now cut that out!" (Jack Benny, "The Jack Benny Program")
_"Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" (Stan and Kyle, "South Park")
_"Oh, my nose!" (Marcia Brady, "The Brady Bunch")
_"One small step for man ..." (Neil Armstrong)
_"Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" (Grey Poupon ad)
_"Read my lips: No new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush)
_"Resistance is futile" (Picard as Borg, "Star Trek: The Next Generation")
_"Say good night, Gracie" (George Burns, "The Burns & Allen Show")
_"Schwing!" (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, "Saturday Night Live")
_"Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy" (Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle)
_"Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" (Trix cereal ad)
_"Smile, you're on `Candid Camera'" ("Candid Camera")
_"Sock it to me" ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In")
_"Space, the final frontier ..." (Capt. Kirk, "Star Trek")
_"Stifle!" (Archie Bunker, "All in the Family")
_"Suit up!" (Barney Stinson, "How I Met Your Mother")
_"Tastes great! Less filling!" (Miller Lite beer ad)
_"Tell me what you don't like about yourself" (Dr. McNamara and Dr. Troy, "Nip/Tuck")
_"That's hot" (Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life")
_"The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat" (Jim McKay, "ABC's Wide World of Sports")
_"The tribe has spoken" (Jeff Probst, "Survivor")
_"The truth is out there" (Fox Mulder, "The X-Files")
_"This is the city ..." (Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet")
_"Time to make the donuts" ("Dunkin' Donuts" ad)
_"Two thumbs up" (Siskel & Ebert, "Siskel & Ebert")
_"Up your nose with a rubber hose" (Vinnie Barbarino, "Welcome Back, Kotter")
_"We are two wild and crazy guys!" (Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd as Czech playboys, "Saturday Night Live")
_"Welcome to the O.C., bitch" (Luke, "The O.C.")
_"Well, isn't that special?" (Dana Carvey as the Church Lady, "Saturday Night Live")
_"We've got a really big show!" (Ed Sullivan, "The Ed Sullivan Show")
_"Whassup?" (Budweiser ad)
_"What you see is what you get!" (Geraldine, "The Flip Wilson Show")
_"Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Arnold Drummond, "Diff'rent Strokes")
_"Where's the beef?" (Wendy's ad)
_"Who loves you, baby?" (Kojak, "Kojak")
_"Would you believe?" (Maxwell Smart, "Get Smart")
_"Yabba dabba do!" (Fred Flintstone, "The Flintstones")
_"Yada, yada, yada" ("Seinfeld")
_"Yeah, that's the ticket" (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, "Saturday Night Live")
_"You eeeediot!" (Ren, "Ren & Stimpy")
_"You look mahvelous!" (Billy Crystal as Fernando, "Saturday Night Live")
_"You rang?" (Lurch, "The Addams Family")
_"You're fired!" (Donald Trump, "The Apprentice")
_"You've got spunk ..." (Lou Grant, "The Mary Taylor Moore Show")
Monday, November 27, 2006
Bearing down; Pats get BIG win
With your Uncle Buck on hand last night the Patriots outlasted the Chicago Bears in a 17-13 slugfest that included hard nosed defense and big plays by two of the league's leaders.
The playoff atmosphere returned to Gillette Stadium Sunday as the now 9-2 Bears came into town for only their 3rd ever game in Foxboro (Pats are 3-0 at home vs. the Bears and 6-4 all time). The crowd was rocking and rolling and admiring the new field that was installed in a quick 8 days, which is months shy of the traditional installation time. From the opening kick both teams slugged it out, with the Bears getting most of the big punches in on defense stripping the Pats of 4 balls, 3 of which were fumbled over to Chicago. For most of the day UB has been listening to radio callers and hosts referring to a sloppy game as the Pats and Bears committed 9 turnovers, but anyone who watched the game would have to admit that save for the Rex Grossman fumble in the 1st quarter and an ill advised Tom Brady pass to Troy Brown, the other 7 turnovers were really more good defensive football. UB was very impressed with the way the Bears attacked the ball all night.
Speaking of defense Richard Seymour had one of the best games of his career. A blocked field goal, a recovered fumble, a sack...He did it all and yet was surpassed by the performance of Asante Samuel who had 3 picks, including the game clincher. The last Patriot to have 3 picks in a game...Ty Law in the 2003-04 AFC title game against Peyton Manning and the Colts.
As for the rookie kicker, Stephen Gostkowski...The kid came up big. A 52-yarder extended the Pats lead to 10 in the 2nd quarter. Thankfully, Lovie Smith decided to call a time out during Gostkowski's 1st kick, also a 52-yarder that he missed right. The second kicked eeked over the cross bar and stayed just enough left.
Perhaps the most memorable play from the Pats 8th win of the year came from Tom Brady who junked last year's defensive player of the year Brian Urlacher and scampered for 9 yards and a key 1st down. Urlacher later said he thought Brady was going to slide, was caught flat footed on Brady's juke move. A few plays later Brady found Ben Watson (who had 2 fumbles) in the endzone for the go-ahead touchdown.
Up next for the Pats is the Detroit Lions at Gillette. Until then UB will have to try and forget those new cheerleader out fits so he can get some work done...
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
History of the NFL on Thanksgiving (Originally Published Nov. 05)
Oh boy the season of giving is upon us and your Uncle Buck could not be happier. Thanksgiving might just be the greatest holiday of the year, and one thing that makes it so great is NFL football. With the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys hosting the annual games again this year, UB takes a look at the history of the "Turkey Bowls."
According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame the first pro Thanksgiving games took place on November 25, 1920. There were six games, including one team from Detroit. The first time a current NFL team played in a pro thanksgiving game was when the Chicago Bears were shut out 6-0 by the Chicago Cardinals. The Chicago Cardinals would later move to St. Louis and then Arizona. The first time the Detroit Lions took place in a Thanksgiving game was their 1st year in the NFL, 1934. The Lions lost to the Bears 19-16. The next year the Lions beat the Bears 14-2 (above).
From 1952-1963 the NFL Thanksgiving day game was between the Lions and the Green Bay Packers. (The Dallas Texans and Bears also played in 1952.) The Lions went 10-3 in those games.
Dallas entered the Turkey Day picture in 1962 when the Texans took on the Bears, in Akron, Ohio. The Dallas Cowboys (Left, who beat the Lions 20-7 on Sunday) began taking part in 1966, defeating the Cleveland Browns 26-14. The AFL had their own Turkey Day games beginning in 1960, but after the merge in 1970 Thanksgiving Day belonged to the Lions and Cowboys. In 1975 the Cowboys did not play, instead the Buffalo Bills beat the St. Louis Cardinals 32-14. The Cowboys returned to defeat the Cardinals a year later, but in 1977 the Cardinals were blasted by the Miami Dolphins 55-14. The Cowboys returned for good in 1978, defeating the Redskins 37-10. The Cowboys and Lions have never met on Thanksgiving.
What about UB's beloved Patriots on Thanksgiving, you may ask...well...The Patriots didn't join the AFL until 1960 and didn't play on Turkey Day until 1984, but in 1946 the Boston Yanks defeated the Lions 34-10. It was Boston's 1st Thanksgiving game, however, New England was represented for years by the Providence Steam Roller, which had been playing in Turkey Day games since 1926.
In 1984, the New England Patriots made their 1st appearance, losing to the Cowboys 20-17. In 2000 the Patriots got their butts handed to them 34-9 in Detroit, but returned the favor in 2002, beating the Lions 20-12 (above).
The NFL has made the throwback look a tradition at the Thanksgiving games. In 2002 the Patriots returned to the "Pat Patriot" look (above) in their win over the Lions.
UB's favorite Turkey Day game involving the Cowboys happened in 1993, when Leon Lett's blunder gave the hated Miami Dolphins a 16-14 win. First there was a rare snowstorm in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, allowing the powder to get through the partially open roof of Texas Stadium and on to the field. Lett, who had a Pro Bowl career, became the goat when after the Cowboys blocked a Pete Stoyanovich field-goal attempt, trailing by one. All the Cowboys had to do was stay away from the ball and they could run out the clock. The ball skipped to the Dallas 7-yard-line when Lett attempted to pick up the ball. The dope instead slid through the snow into it. When he touched the ball, it became live once again, and Miami's Jeff Dellenbach picked it up with three seconds left. Given the second chance, Stoyanovich hammered home the game-winning points.
UB's favorite Lions moment on Thanksgiving (not counting watching the amazing Barry Sanders or the Patriots 2002 win) was watching the hated Pittsburgh Steelers get screwed by the officials during the overtime coin toss in 1998. After the Lions had rallied from a 13-3 third-quarter deficit to force overtime, the captains from Detroit and Pittsburgh met at midfield to begin the process of deciding matters in sudden death. As referee Phil Luckett tossed the coin in the air, controversy ensued. The coin came up tails and it appeared at first to fans watching on CBS that Pittsburgh running back Jerome Bettis had called it accurately. But closer examination revealed that there may have been a second Steeler quietly said "heads." After some arguments the Lions took the ball and went right down the field to convert on a game winning field goal. The incident restarted talk of changing the over time rules, however, no change was ever made on the first to score wins rule.
This Thursday the Lions take on the Atlanta Falcons and the Cowboys host the Denver Broncos. The Lions are 33-30-2 in 64 Thanksgiving Games. In 37 Thanksgiving games the Cowboys are 23-13-1. UB will be watching...Gobble, Gobble...