Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5 Tips For Not Being An Idiot While Streaking At A Sporting Event

Tip #1: Take some time to choose the time and place for your streak.

If you want to streak effectively, you can't go running naked willy nilly through your average Pirates vs. Nationals game in mid-May. You want to be able to maximize visibility so that the whole world can see your kibbles and bits flopping about. Try and pick a nationally televised game between two top teams during a high point of the season. Make sure to make your break while the cameras are watching and not during some silly television timeout. That is a all too common rookie mistake.

Tip #2: Secure a sponsorship deal beforehand to help cover bail.

While the majority of us consider streaking to be awesome, The Man typically views it as "unsightly". Most streakers end up facing some sort of fine for their actions and that can be a bit of a downer on the whole situation. There is a simple solution to this though: Secure some sort of sponsorship deal beforehand. Selling yourself out while streaking is totally acceptable. Not only is it acceptable, it's just smart. Having to pay bail sucks, so why not get someone else to pony up the greenbacks?


Tip #3: Stretch beforehand to avoid pulling a hamstring.

Once you have ingested enough grain alcohol to provide the proper amount of liquid courage, you want to make sure you do some calisthenics and stretching before trotting out onto the field. While running like a madman (or madwoman), the last thing you want is to pull up lame with a sore hamstring and then get tackled by a bunch of baton wielding security guards. The longer you can outrun your pursuers the more the crowd, nay the world, will love you. Taking five minutes to stretch before your streak will go a long way towards securing ultimate glory.

Tip #4: Streak with a friend.

People at major sporting events love streakers, but you know what they love even more than one streaker? Two of them! Prancing around the field/court/arena is always more fun when you have a best friend to do it with. It will help make the beating you are about to take and the ensuing few hours in booking all the more joyous and exhilarating! Also, doing so halves the number of security personnel chasing you which will likely increase your time to galavant and prance for all of our enjoyment.


Tip #5: Avoid streaking at sporting events where large men in pads are paid to hit people.

Ok this one is pretty self-explanatory. Streaking during sports such as baseball or soccer are a good idea because the athletes participating are a lot less likely to throw caution to the wind to try and stop you. That said, avoid sports such as football at all costs. Football players are wearing large pads and are already very angry due to the copious amount of steroids pulsing to through their veins. These men get paid to hit for a living. You are just another moving target with a big sign that says "Bonus Points" over your head. Don't want to spend the night in the hospital? Easy. AVOID FOOTBALL GAMES.

Longboarders Bomb Hill, Crash Most Heinously

Maryhill Freeride 2011 - Round 1 from Hovey on Vimeo.

Here is a super gnarly vid of the 2011 Maryhill Longboarding Freeride in Goldendale, Washington. These bros and dudettes engage in some serious shredding while bombing the hill. The crash around the 4:15 mark is pretty epic too. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ....... WIPEOUT! I must applaud the bros y brosephinas that chose to do take the hill in the luge position on their board. As a child, I chose to do the same thing down many steep streets in Ventura. There are a number of awesome aspects that come with adopting the luge style position, that among these are the increased inability to see crashes/cars/dogs/aliens in front of you as you shred and ravaged kicks from attempting to break at the very last possible second before hitting said crashes/cars/dogs/aliens.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Vest In Peace: Jim Tressel


Is anyone truly shocked by the news that Jim Tressel resigned as coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday morning? I mean, this is something that has had the writing on the fall for a fairly long time now. It wasn't a matter of if Jim would be fired/resigned/run out of town with his head on a pitchfork, but rather when it would happen. The past few months have been a nightmare for Tressel and really cast a giant cloud over his decade long reign over the football program at OSU. Back in December of 2010 is when the dominos began to fall. Weeks before the schools Sugar Bowl matchup with Arkansas, it was revealed that a number of OSU players including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, traded away personal autographs in exchange for free tattoos at a local tattoo parlor in Columbus. Somehow in their infinite wisdom and partisanship, the NCAA chose not to suspend the players for the bowl game but instead to suspend them for five games apiece for the 2011-12 season. As time wore on, information continued to be leaked that showed Tressel knew about the violations earlier but had chosen not to report them to the NCAA. This set off a chain of events that sparked a tumultuous six months which were capped with a former OSU wide receiver coming out a little over a week ago saying he had sold Big Ten championship rings for cash while still in school and a number of reports from a local car dealership about improper deals and benefits being arranged for Ohio State players. Despite all of this, Tressel received a vote of confidence from OSU athletic director Gene Smith no more than two weeks ago. A whole lot of good that seems to have done. It will be a long, long time before THE Ohio State University is able to dig themselves completely out of this mess. More NCAA sanctions and violations are sure to be forthcoming and it will likely get a lot worse before it starts to get any better in Columbus. Vest in peace, Jim.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

This Just In: Lionel Messi, Good at Soccer

In case you live under a rock, Lionel Messi scored the go-ahead goal in today's UEFA Champions League final that ended in a 3-1 win for FC Barcelona over Manchester United. Messi's star continues to rise higher and higher as he recently completed a La Liga season in which he scored 53 goals in 54 apps. The man is only 23 years old. He will probably play soccer for another 12 years or so and then become President of Argentina. It's manifest destiny.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1 Night, 2 Games, 39 Innings, 12 Hours and 44 Minutes

Just minutes ago, Raul Ibanez hit a sacrifice fly in the 19th inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Wilson Valdez, who earned the win, spent the first 18 innings patrolling second base before being called on to pitch a 1-2-3 19th inning. Valdez is the first player to start a game in the field and then earn the win after moving to pitcher since Babe Ruth did it back on October 1, 1921. The game lasted 6 hours and 11 minutes or, in other words, the amount of time it takes Eddy Curry to eat an entire fried Blue Whale. The two teams combined to use 16 different pitchers. What makes this game even more ridiculous, is it wasn't even the longest baseball game played tonight. Western Carolina outlasted Elon University 10-7 in 20 innings tonight as well. The two teams battled it out over 6 hours and 33 minutes. Here are some stats from the box scores of the two games :

Reds vs. Phillies
[Box Scores via ESPN]



Elon vs. West Carolina
[Box Scores via catamountsports.com]


Homemade Fan Signage: An Exploration Into Modern Art


They can be found at just every major sporting event across the world. The homemade fan sign is a chance to express one's innermost feelings of love, hate, pride, or to just get your five seconds of fame on live television. Probably the most famous and universal of all fan signage is the D-Fence. A staple of every NFL game played since the 1980's, the D-Fence sign is a classic but I think we can all agree that it has probably run its course. This post is here to appreciate some of the more creative explorations into word play hilarity and fan signage. Here are a few of my personal favorites.





All of these signs are well made and intricate in their own right. Fan signage is a true art form that needs to be recognized for its greatness and relevance in the collective consciousness of our time. Especially when they are as on point and as beautiful as this:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cam Newton Sings, No One Listens


Cam Newton is a lot like the Justin Bieber of the NFL. He is over-hyped, he is a big fan of shameless self-promotion (Not that this is a bad thing, as I am a big fan as well.), and he will likely flame out and fade from all of our collective memories within the next 3-5 years. If Cam Newton plays professional football as well as he sings, the Carolina Panthers are royally fucked and should probably start asking for a refund. The only redeeming part of this video is the guy in a Chargers uni sitting next to the DJ wearing comically large sunglasses (Can be seen starting at about 0:28). Dude looks as collected and calm as a fawn kickin' it on a lawn in Bhutan. That guy, whoever he may be, epitomizes bonito chico swag.

Greek League Basketball Fans Put NBA Fans To Shame


Miami Heat fans are notorious for showing up fashionably late to their arena. At Lakers games, more fans seem to be interested in catching a glimpse of Jack Nicholson or Denzel Washington than they are in supporting and cheering on the team. The game itself is placed on the back burner and the social scene takes precedent. The American collegiate game offers up more fan passion and fervor, but nothing even remotely close to what is taking place over in Europe. Above is a video from a recent basketball game between two Greek League teams located in Thessaloniki, Aris and PAOK. The two teams and their fans utterly despise one another and they share a more than spirited rivalry in both soccer and basketball. In the video, fans of ARIS seamlessly blend passion with madness to create a spectacle of pure an unadulterated, feverish support for their team. The red flares spotting the black and yellow crowd make for a truly beautiful and soothing aesthetic. Aris and PAOK finished 7th and 5th respectively in the standings of last season's Greek Basketball League, more commonly referred to as HEBA A1. Can you imagine what a game that pits the 1st and 2nd place teams against one another must be like? The arena looks no larger than your average small school D1 basketball program, but the atmosphere feels as if it is capable of filling the Rose Bowl. It's time to a little outsourcing of EuroLeaague fandom and inject into the sad state of the NBA's paltry team allegiances and rivalries.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

People in Tampa Have Entirely Too Much Free Time On Their Hands


Did you know the Tampa Bay Lightning were still in the NHL playoffs? Did you know that people in the Tampa Bay area have nothing better to do on a Sunday morning than form a gigantic blue lightning bolt in the parking lot of the Tampa airport as they see their team off to Boston for game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals? People of Tampa, it's nearly June. The sun is shining and the sand is glistening. As the name of the region you live in suggests, a magnificently large body of water is sitting nearby just waiting to be frolicked in. Grab a Corona, get the fuck off the asphalt and get to the goddamn beach. If I lived in Kansas City or Des Moines (God forbid), I would legitimately be pissed off right now.

Could This Be The Strangest and Greatest Movie of 2011?


Sean Penn just struck a lil' bit of gold at Cannes when The Tree of Life, starring himself and Brad Pitt, was bequeathed the prestigious Palme d'Or. However, that is not what I am hear to talk about. The Penn project I find even more intriguing is the upcoming Paolo Sorrentino directed film, This Must Be The Place, which also made its debut at this years Cannes Film Festival. In the film, Penn plays a depressed, retired rock legend (think Robert Smith's aesthetic meeting Ozzie Osbourne's speech patterns and Boy George's charm) named Cheyenne that travels to New York to visit his ailing and estranged father, only to arrive too late to speak with him and make peace. After reuniting with his family and learning of his father's humiliation at Auschwitz, Cheyenne accepts a mission to hunt down the SS officer that tortured his father and currently resides somewhere in the United States. The bored rocker turned Nazi hunter genre is an untapped resource that I actually find pretty damn intriguing. The film also stars Frances McDormand as Cheyenne's wife, who I have been eternally in love with since seeing her Minnesota nice portrayal of Marge Gunderson in Fargo as a wee lad. If nothing else, the soundtrack for the movie will be nothing short of awesome, as it is being delivered by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. The movie has a number of connections to Byrne as he carries a small roll in the film portraying himself and the main title is derived from the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)". The combination of a deadpan and brittle Penn, coupled with McDormand under the direction of Sorrentino has the makings of something strange and altogether beautiful. A lil David Byrne cameo goes a long way too.

Blackpool Learns The Meaning of Karma


Armageddon came a day late for Blackpool FC. On Sunday, the Seasiders lost to Premier League champions Manchester United 4-2 and will now be relegated along with West Ham United and Birmingham FC to the English League Championship. Let this be a lesson in karma for all of us. Roughly two weeks ago, a group of Blackpool supporters flew a plane over the final home game of longstanding rival Preston North End, who was playing in the League Championship, but will now be relegated to League One after a 22nd place finish. The plane flew banners reading, "Poor little Preston enjoy League One" and "We are superior Love Blackpool FC". The manager of Preston North End called the move "Distasteful." and went as far as to say he wished he could have shot the planes down. Did karma pull itself up by the bootstraps for little Preston and help swallow Blackpool down to the Championship? Will this be the final straw for Charlie Adam, and will he trade in his pool of Black for a little Liver? The Tangerines may have shot themselves in the foot with this little prank. Now they just need to hire Avram Grant to place the final nail in their coffin. By being relegated to the second flight of English soccer, Blackpool stands to lose about $65 million worth of television revenue next season. Karma's a bitch.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Reel American Hero: Ron Swanson

In the topsy turvy world of today, it has become increasingly difficult for all of us to find solid and upstanding individuals of moral fortitude and grace. Luckily for all of us, our world has a Ron Swanson. This modern day philosopher king might be the only human on Earth that rivals my love for bacon. Ron and I will be holding a press conference later this month to announce our new book, "Bacon and Whiskey, What the Fuck Else Is There?". Please watch below and take in a few of his musings on greatness, fishing, food, and government.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Haka For Dummies


There are many reasons why rugby is cooler than any other sport you care about it. One of the most notable is The Haka. The Haka is a traditional dance of the Maori of New Zealand and has been adopted by the All Blacks national team and Kiwis rugby league team. The most common form of the dance used by these teams is the "Ka Mate". The Ka Mate was originally composed by Te Rauparaha, a war leader of the Ngati Toa tribe, as a celebration of life over death. The image above is a diagram of the dances movements along with the accompanying chants. As the chart itself attests, only a video can do The Haka justice. Peep this little diddy below from a match against England in 2004.


Since 2005, the All Blacks have also occasionally performed the Kapa o Pango Haka, which has been perceived as more violent and aggressive than the Ka Mate and contain chants that are more specific to the team itself. Here is a video of the All Blacks performing the Kapa o Pango before a match against Wales from 2010.

Moment(s) of Zen: Neutral Milk Hotel vs. OFWGKTA


"Communist Future" - Tyler, The Creator vs. Neutral Milk Hotel



"King of Assmilk Flowers" - Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt vs. Neutral Milk Hotel

Revisiting the 2005 NBA All-Star Rookies vs. Sophomores Game aka The Greatest Exhibition Game Ever

THE ROOKIE TEAM

ROSTER
  • Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls)
  • Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Emeka Okafor (Charlotte Bobcats)
  • Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls)
  • Tony Allen (Boston Celtics)
  • Beno Udrih (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
  • Al Jefferson (Boston Celtics)

THE SOPHOMORE TEAM

ROSTER
  • Josh Howard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
  • Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat)
  • Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Kyle Korver (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
  • Kirk Hinrich (Chicago Bulls)
  • Luke Ridnour (Seattle SuperSonics)
  • Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)

Wow. Anyone else wanna travel back in time about 6 years and watch this game play out? Better yet, can we get a rematch of these two teams facing off against one another today?!?! The Sophomore team is basically the Miami Heat plus The Namesake, Carmelo Anthony, and a few others, so it should be pretty easy to make it happen. The Rookie team would clearly have the edge in the front court with Dwight, Al and Emeka, but it would be hard for the guards and wings to keep up with Wade, James, and Anthony. If David Stern is finally done with rigging the draft lottery, he should now put himself to work making my dream a reality.

The Only Human That Might Be Able To Best Dirk Nowitzki


For those of you that choose to live under a rock and don't already know, Dirk Nowitzki had himself quite a game last night. In the opening match of the Western Conference Finals, Dirk managed to shoot 12/15 from the field and 24/24 from the charity stripe for a grand total of 48 points. He wasn't too shabby on the defensive end either, locking down 6 rebounds and ratcheting 4 blocks. Mr. Miss Universe Barea also had himself quite a game, putting in 21 points while playing only 16 minutes. Nowitzki further helped out his team by keeping the Thunder big men in foul trouble all night. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefalosha, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins, and even Nazr Mohammed all took turns trying to guard the feathery haired German, and he continued to brush them all to the wayside. Someone go back in time to 1996 and get Shawn Kemp on the phone and bring him to Oklahoma City, because right now, that's about the only hope the Thunder have of getting back into this series.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

El Rumor Mill

My sources tell me...

NBA
  • With Phil Jackson and his smirk all but essentially out the door and moved into his bear cave in Montana, the Lakers are on a search for a fearless new leader to take over for a team that just got swept in the Western Conference semifinals by Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry, and the diminutive Mr. Miss Universe. The high profile job features numerous interested candidates including Rick Adelman, Brian Shaw, Mike Brown, and Jeff Van Gundy. The nannies from Nanny 911 are also being interviewed for the job, primarily because they were the only ones willing to give Andrew Bynum a spanking if he acts out again.

  • The NBA Draft Lottery is being held tonight, and fourteen anxious teams will be sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the opportunity to draft first and nab Kyrie Irving out of Duke. The other thirteen teams will be SOL because this draft class sucks more than Miss Hilton did in "One Night in Paris". There are rumors swirling that Lil' Bow Wow might even get a look from some teams.

NFL
  • The never ending Cirque de Dumbass that is Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson continued his tour of the United States this weekend when he rode a bull at a Professional Bull Riders Circuit event in Duluth, Georgia. This comes just a few weeks after Chad spent a few days training with Sporting Kansas City of MLS. The logical next step is for Chad to ride a Hamster riding a Capybara at a Target in Pigsknuckle, Arkansas. If that doesn't work out, I am sure he could battle The Pillsbury Dunkboy aka Eddy Curry in some sort of eating contest.

MLB
  • We all have days in our life that we will remember and cherish forever, such as our college graduation, 21st birthday, and wedding day. Likewise, there are many we wish could be permanently expunged from memory such as our college graduation, 21st birthday, wedding day, and that time we gave up 14 Earned Runs in 2.3 innings pitched to the Cleveland Indians. Oh wait, that last one didn't happen to you? Guess that sole honor belongs to Vin Mazzaro of the Kansas City Royals. Side Note: This Weeks Sign of the Apocalypse also comes from this game as somehow Kyle Davies, who started the game but only pitched 1/3 of an inning before coming out due to injury, took the L and not Mazzaro. Those damn Italians know how to ruin everything!
Soccer
  • The Red Devils from Manchester managed to lock up the Premier League title two weekends ago by squeaking out a victory against Chelsea. MUFC will go for Ye Olde Double on May 28th when they take on Barcelona FC for the Champions League Title. If the video below doesn't get you the slightest bit pumped for the upcoming clash, it's probably because your arteries are more clogged than Eddy Curry's. If this is the case, please seek professional medical help immediately.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Versus: Kevin-Prince Boateng vs. Mark Madsen


Who's title dance is cooler? The dude named Prince that dances like MJ or the white dude that dances like a white dude?

Tigers Are Out, Turtles Are In For Summer 2011


As I recounted just a few days ago, Tiger has all but fallen off the face of the golfing world due to a knee made out of a hamburger meat and a sex drive that would rival your average 16 year old nerd. In order to replace Tiger, the PGA needed a new animal to come out and take the lead charge. This turtle appeared destined for stardom, but the pressures of live television led him straight back to his lovely little home pond. We'll probably read a story about this turtle's wife chasing him with a 5-iron and him simultaneously entering rehab for sex addiction within the next week or so.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

What does the average THM reader look like?


So the lovely website that is BlogSpot, keeps detailed statistics of everyone and everything that reads The Hinrich Maneuver. From page views, to referring URL's, to what kind of milk you prefer, it's all recorded on this lovely little do-hicky. Apparently, I got a lotta love coming out of Malaysia recently. The stats above and directly below represent page views from the past month.

So the people that like me are into Mac's, Safari and something called RockMelt?!?! Below, is a list of the top ways people find THM via Google. Obviously Colin Cowherd, Derrick Rose, and Gus Johnson lead the charge:


A little surprised that "ultra attractive sports writer" didn't make the top of the list :-/

Tiger Comes, Tiger Goes


A number of athletes in my lifetime have quickly fallen from grace after scandle and faded from the top of their game into oblivion: Mark McGwire, Allen Iverson, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Curt Schilling just to name a few. But has any one of them been such a spectacle and so precipitous as that of Tiger Woods. It has been about a year and half now since Tiger's infidelity scandals started to break in November of 2009, and has been winless for an unprecedented 18 months. His rocketing descent continued on Thursday as he withdrew form the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass after just nine holes, shooting a 6-over 42. Woods took a triple bogey on the 4th hole and was noticeably limping during his opening round. While the troubles that Tiger has been having with his knees recently are well documented, it is hard to believe that his mental troubles equal if not outweigh his recent physical shortcomings. The calm, cool laid back Tiger that we all grew up watching has been replaced by a man that has a permanent scowl gracing his face. This performance also comes just days after Bubba Watson made public comments during a press conference about how Tiger is too much in his own head and clouding his ability to play the game at his very best. When Tiger's philandering ways first came to light back in 2009, many of us (myself included) laughed and took it all in like a giant circus playing out for our amusement. Now, it just seems sad. A man's psyche and physical and emotional well being are literally crumbling before our very eyes, and there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, May 9, 2011

This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse: The Number 5


Over the past few weeks, I have been noting a number of statistical oddities and events that are pushing me closer to believing that thee end of the world is truly upon us. A few weeks ago, Ron Artest won the NBA's Sportsmanship Award and the Cleveland Indians have put some voodoo curse on the AL Central to suddenly become a halfway legitimate franchise. Last night, something happened in the American League that hasn't happened in 55 years (aka since 1955): All seven games featured a team that scored the exact same number of runs (5). Four of the teams came out winners while the other three were el stinkos. By no coincidence what so ever, a pentagon has five sides. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. I am not trying to connect the dots or anything, but clearly there is a conspiracy for the US government to infiltrate the professional sporting world in order to prevent the apocalpyse.....or something like that.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Kentucky Derby Horse or Gus Johnson Catch Phrase?


The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place tomorrow afternoon and the only thing cooler than the mint julep you'll be sipping on are the horses names. Derby horse names always come with flair and panache, much like are recently fired ("let go") from CBS friend Gus Johnson. To honor them both, I have created a game below: Which of the following are 2011 Kentucky Derby horse names and which are Gus Johnson catchphrases?

  • Climb The Mountain
  • Dialed In
  • Mucho Macho Man
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Stay Thirsty
  • Heart Break City
  • Rise and Fire
  • Mister Clutch
  • Watch Me Go
Since Gus is now in the funemployment line, I want to hire him to personally follow me around and narrate my life. Instead of "MY NAME IS ______ AND I GET BUCKETS!", he could say things like, "MY NAME IS IAN NUNLEY AND I GET DOMINOS!". Swizzeet.

p.s. Answers in the Comments section.

p.p.s. No peaking, bitch!

An Ode to Cholula


It was about six or eight months ago now that a lovely little lady named Cholula walked into my life and changed the way that I view the world. Cholula is not merely a hot sauce. It is a flavor enhancing way of life. It is such a versatile accoutrement that adds an air of delectability to any and everything it touches. My only regret in life was not embracing Cholula at an earlier age. So many bland and blase meals in my past that could have been jazzed up with just a few dabs of the sweet stuff. Cholula, my love, every sunrise has been a little bit brighter since you came into my life, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Adventures in NBA Facial Hair

The Poor Choice


The Grizzly Adams


The Clyde


The NEEEERRRRDDDDDDDDDD


The Ricky Davis Eyes


The El Squidward


The Bust


The Gingesaurus Rex


Blake Griffin Liked to Dunk, Or Something

[Video via Deadspin and Vimeo]

Surprising no one, Blake Griffin has been named the NBA's Rookie of the Year. Apparently he was pretty good at jamming a basketball down the throat of a hoop. I always thought he was more of a finesse guy. All that time with the Shake Weight must have finally paid dividends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Something is Rotten in the State of the AL Central

[Image via MLB.com]

As if the predictions of the Mayan calendar and a certain Roland Emmerich film weren't enough of a warning, here is further proof that the end of the world is near. About a week ago, Ron Artest won the NBA's Citizenship Award and now the Indians and Royals are on six and three game winning streaks respectively and leading the AL Central?!?! Did the Indians' front office somehow not get the memo that Lebron took his talents to South Beach setting Cleveland sports back another ten years?!?! Oh wait, Shin Soo Choo just got arrested for a DUI after blowing a .201 on the breathalyzer. Surely this will help put everything back to normal and make everything right with the world again.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Namesake is Down!


Kirk Hinrich, the inspiration and motivation for this entire movement known as The Hinrich Maneuver, has officially been listed as doubtful for tonight's opening second round playoff game against the Chicago Bulls with a pulled right hamstring. Hinrich suffered the injury while landing awkwardly after a layup in the Hawks series clinching victory against the Orlando Magic last Friday. Jeff Teague has been enlisted to try and step in and fill Hinrich's shoes as the starting point guard for the game, but lets be reality, NO ONE can fill those mammoth sneakers. Let us all fastidiously hope and pray that Kirk experiences a quick recovery and returns later in the series. Godspeed Kirk.