MocTastic's comment history

MocTastic said...

An ANTI-Rushmore of baseball announcers has Tim McCarver on the far left...and Chris Berman not far away.

July 30, 2014 at 10:23 a.m.
MocTastic said...

Josh Gordon is not being suspened for a year just for one failed drug test, he is getting a lifetime career acheivement award. He was suspended at Baylor for drugs, then he failed a drug test in at Baylor again and was suspended indefinitely for a failed drug test. Gordon was then suspended in the NFL in 2013 for a failed drug test. Then this spring he was suspended for another failed drug test, getting a year due to it being his second failed drug test. While on suspension he was arrested for DWI on July 5. The guy has issues he needs to address.

Mel Allen, Red Barber, and Ernie Harwell.

I have never been on the Vin Scully bandwagon like most, he is taste that needs to be cultivated, he is not mine.

Harry Caray while technically not being a great radio announcer, was a great radio announcer. He often lost track of the game, was drunk at some points in his career during the games and then late in his career couldnt' really see what was going on. BUT he was fun to listen to, you just wouldn't always know what was going on.

Jay Greeson backwards is Noseerg Yay.

July 30, 2014 at 10:14 a.m.
MocTastic said...

BiB, maybe those guys down on MLK Blvd with the supercomputer can count up the UGA and UTK arrests and compare the totals. I ran out of fingers and toes long ago counting that.

Hearing that Jomo11 is or has been in the Big Apple. Think he has been auditioning for the NY Ballet using those soccer moves of his in between NY Yankee games and the HOF induction.

July 29, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.
MocTastic said...

With respect to Fulmer, UTK fans must remember it wasn't just about the wins. Phil had taken the program down a road where it was so bad that he now has an award named after him, The Phil Fulmer Cup, given to the school with most points awarded for the players being arrested for various offensives. Regardless of wins and losses, it was time for Phil to move on from Knoxville. The old jokes about UTK wore orange so they could wear the same clothes in the workhouse/jail were way too true.

Lead singers? Way too personal of a choice. I would probably have a completely different list than yall, and we would all be right. Music is not quantifiable, it is by nature totally subjective. You can count Jeter's hit total, but you can't measure a singer except by the question, do you like him/her or not?

The bar was set with the induction of Babe Ruth into the HOF. He didn't get 100%, so, with that as "the bar" nobody deserves a 100% vote. Should it be that way? Probably not, but it is, live with it.

July 29, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.
MocTastic said...
July 28, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.
MocTastic said...

Period? No, not period. JG you are obviously a bit too new school on this NASCAR stuff. David Pearson has to be on your list. He is second overall all time in wins with 105 to Richard Petty's 200. Gordon is still 15 behind David. David also had 3 driving championships. Don't take anybody off, but just add a fifth Beatle to the band. Shoutout to the late great Billy Preston there for you youngsters.

Also, you gotta give David Pearson some big ol Chattanooga love for the car he drove at one point in his career:

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu210/johnevanich/1984Pearson.jpg

Speaking of JoMo11 and football, it seems Mrs JoMo11 and Mrs MocTastic had a football punt/pass/and kick competition Friday night at UTC. I am not sure how Mrs JoMo11 did, but I do know that Mrs MT won the event. Maybe JoMo11 can teach the Mrs some soccer moves.

Dee Milliner? Huh? I remember reading that the NY Jets held him out of some games because they feared he was getting burned so bad he would lose his confidence.

http://www.abc27.com/story/23835349/jets-rex-ryan-struggling-dee-milliner-will-be-top-rookie-cb

Thinking Dee needs a big ol slice of Humble Pie.

Speaking of Humble Pie, any of yall also at the Humble Pie concert in Memorial Auditorium in Dec of 1972?

Furyk didn't lost the tournament Sunday, Tim Clark won it.

Who won the weekend?

The Braves won it with the induction of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux. Factor in also that Joe Torre was a Braves signee and played for the Braves in the majors, then managed them in the 1980s. Tony Larussa also played for the Braves. Frank Thomas while never being a Brave, is from Georgia......

July 28, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
MocTastic said...

Also, another aspect of Barry:

http://insidesportsgeek.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/barry-bonds-hr-record-tainted-by-elbow-armor/

Costas didnt' figure it out until 1998? Geesh. I remember watching an Oakland As vs Huntsville Stars exhibition game here in Huntsville in the 1989 to 1991 timeframe. When Oakland came out of the dugout we all were stunned, in person and up close it was obvious something was going on. This wasn't just a baseball team, but a team trained by East Germany during the height of the cold war. These guys would make some NFL linebackers look small. Of course, years later Jose Canseco would confirm that he, Mgwire and others on that team were heavily into the juice. Those announcers who didn't see that in the early 90s were the three monkeys...see no evil, hear no evil, and most importantly, speak no evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMS5tmay0zc

July 24, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.
MocTastic said...

Bonds did admit to using something, he just didn't admit that he knew they were steroids:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1937594

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/lawyer-bonds-didnt-know-he-used-steroids/2011/03/22/AB5TcUIB_story.html

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/What-Bonds-told-BALCO-grand-jury-2667365.php

The REAL question of the steroid era is where was the MLB Players Union? Unions traditionally exist for two main reasons, to help their workers financially and to protect their safety. In MLB the players union in pursuit of the first totally forgot the latter. Had the owners tried to talk the players into taking a substance(s) that would very likely cause long term adverse health conditions the union would have balked in a big way, but with the players doing it on their own the union set quietly by.

Never forget too, in many of these cases were these players not only taking steroids, but they were committing felonies doing so, getting drugs that require prescriptions illegally is a felony in most states and as soon as you ship them via US Postal Service or across state lines it becomes federal charges. These guys need to be held out to send a message, that your cheating will not be forgotten.

PEDs were banned in 1991, they just didn't start testing for them until later in 2003.

There were two Mash spinoffs, don't forget AfterMASH.

July 24, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
MocTastic said...

IMO all the characters were sidekicks on MASH. Granted Hawkeye gradually took the show over, but in the beginning and for some years there was not one central character, but a cast of them.

July 24, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.
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