Friday, July 20, 2007

It's worse than I thought...

I am personally shocked by the news of an NBA referee betting on the same games as he was officiating from 2005 to 2007.

I had called Tim a few choice words during our games but never did I suspect that he had money on the game and then proceed to call the game accordingly. I am stunned really.

Sure I believe that some refs have their favorites and are swayed by their personal slants and biases and by what goes on in a game, but never to this extent.

So I have some choice words for Mr. Donaghy, but I will bite my tongue for the moment in case the man has some sort of explanation. As much as I love basketball, this proves that far too much power lies in the subjective hands of a few referees - I am calling for video reviews of ANY play that I want. I demand a refund of ALL my fines paid because of arguing with a ref and for punitive damages associated with working in a fast food outlet. I burnt my pinky, for lord sakes.

It's time to take a Stern look at officiating in the NBA. More later when I am much more calmer...

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Chicago Cub(an)s?

You bet. Look, I've got money. I can buy just about anything I want. The Cub(an)s are an institution in Chicago and Wrigley Field is really a mecca for any baseball purist. Those are valuable commodities and I trade in value. What do I really know about baseball? Crap. Basketball is my game, always has been. But I know commodities and there is money to be made here. If Jerry freakin' Jones can buy the Cowboys and reap those rewards, I can buy the damn Cub(an)s ok?

Sure it seems like I just want to buy another team for vanity sake. It just seems that way. Yes, I was interested in the Penguins (oops) and the Pirates and the CFL is looming large for me... But the Cub(an)s mean a lot more. I am buying a piece of America. That says something you know?

I have an uncanny knack of getting out too when the going gets tough. Look I sold while avoiding the bursting bubble known as the Internet 1.0. I will sell the Cub(an)s too when the time is right, although that value has got nowhere to go but up. Wrigley field is the only hint of a bubble around this deal.

There will only be slight changes. Not really noticeable... really. To quote the infamous Harry Caray: “Booze, broads, and bullshit. If you got all that, what else do you need?”

Thursday, July 12, 2007

CFL - Cuban Football League...

I'll just come out with it. I am thinking of buying the Canadian Football League. The whole damn thing. It's a different game up there - wider fields and only 3 downs to get 10 yards, and I hate to say it but they got bigger balls too - the point being there are differentiators between us (CFL) and the NFL.

I could buy the league lock stock and barrel and still come under the price tag of one NFL team. Chew on that. Then I will open up franchises to every major center in the US, but with the caveat of ONLY playing on Fridays. We will compete with the National Football League for any player in the draft past the first round.

That league has always needed financial assistance and now that they are starting to make better decisions (now there is only ONE 'Roughrider' team in the league - before there were two, believe it or not) I may be able to keep some of the executive staff.

I can't really rename the league the Cuban Football League 'cause we would not be in Cuba, would we? Hmmm, maybe Havana could support a team after the ol' Castro kicks off though.

I have got to make my mind up soon though, the freakin' Canadian exchange rate is damn near parity now and creeping up. It's loonie I tell ya!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hello? Jerry Jones? Anyone home??

WTF? Its not like I am pissed off all the time. May seem like that sometimes but I am a very nice person - just ask around. Once you get on my bad side though...

Jerry Jones. Is he completely out to lunch? I mean seriously - Over $1 billion for a new stadium? You would need 30 years to recoup that investment - how old is the guy; 60? I don't know. You do the math.

I think he is trying to show me up. Yep. Now that gets under my skin - ask that motor mouth Trump. Everyone knows that the Dallas Mavericks is what makes Texas tick. The Cowboys have been around for a long time I know, but damn - they have done jack squat in that past few years. Why doesn't Jones get off his high horse and eat some damn beans with the rest of us? Got some right here over the fire right now. The bean sauce is bubblin' and the can wrapper has clean burnt off long ago. You remember that movie "They Call Me Trinity"? I'm the big brother eating all the beans wanting to smack ol' Jonesy upside the head.

Ohman, I got me some gas from all those beans - or is it all that hot air blowin' from Jerry's World...


Monday, July 9, 2007

My Wikipedia entry and smokin' Cubans...

Ok guys - you all know who I am. Sure I like to jump up and down and froth at the mouth during my beloved Mavs games, but there is more to me than that! Just read the juicy Wikipedia entry about me. I kick ass man. Hell even I forgot I sold garbage bags when I was a kid to pay for new sneakers!

Oh that reminds me - got a call yesterday on my new iPhone (Yes, iPhone. I've got Rosie O'Donnell doing Trump's comb-over on it as a background) from Reebok. Some english accented goofball. Anyway he kept putting the emphasis on 'ban' instead of the 'cu' in my name - really pissed me off. Not a good way to start a conversation with me by the way. Its not like my name has a million syllables or something. He was all excited about a new line of sneakers that they want to bring out based on my name and breaking rules. Smokin' Cubans is what he called them. Can you f*cking believe that? He was smoking something that's obvious.

I asked him how he got my number so I could ream the idiot out. Turns out it was my speakers bureau - you know the guys that book all my speaking engagements (don't laugh - $50k per +X baby). Why the hell they gave him my new cell number is beyond me.

Sneakers. Like I have time out of my day to play with designing those. I asked him to send over some options... :)

Friday, July 6, 2007

Stay Tuned!!

This is gonna be fun...