“The Sean Avery controversy continues, the FIFA Word Cup bid controversy continues, and the drama off the court involving the Lakers continues…to heat up. HAHA, this is gettin’ juicy.” Hello Tim and Sidizens, another hump day has come and gone. Micallef still absent on vacation, but we have a great starting line-up that includes “Man of the Hour” Sid Seixeiro, Bronsteter, Noon, and the lovely lady behind the glass, Nadine Liverpool. Topics which may or may not be discussed include: the Coyotes, Jimmy Howard, Kevin Durant, Sean Avery, Equations, Twitter, Donovan McNabb, Bribery, Winnipeg, and Hainser’s Corner.
First topic Sid jumped right into was the positive response regarding the very first segment called Hainser’s Corner. For those that aren’t aware, Hainser used to be on the show, but was eventually taken off due to some mental issues. However, the guys bring him back from time to time because he’s hilarious. Sid was completely surprised by the response of listeners; “Tim and Sidizens want Ryan Hains. I think we have a winner.” Unfortunately, Hainser was absent today due to contracting both Gonorrhea and Syphilis. But have no fear, Hainser’s Corner will return. Sid’s not to sure when, but it shall happen. During this bit, Sid also did a shout-out regarding this blog…..thanks for the kind words. I’m just trying to build something here, whether it helps in a future career or not. I have the urge to write and throw shit out to the public. With regards to some photos not being “the most complicated photo shop he’s ever seen.”, it’s what I have to work with – iMAC and a trial version of Comic Lite (I’m too cheap to pay the upgrade package). Again, thanks for the support.
Twitter Is the Devil
If you’ve listened to any sports over the last couple of days, you’re well aware of the controversary regarding the usage of twitter by particular athletes, media analysts, and agents. Earlier this week, Sean Avery did a PSA seeking marriage equality for the gay community. Please see video below if you’re unaware or just haven’t seen the public service announcement yet.
The topic of equality and support for gay marriage is not the issue here. The problem that Sid found was that no one could leave it alone and felt they needed to voice their concerns about the PSA over twitter. Todd Reynolds, an agent with Uptown Sports (small NHL agency), and who Sid, “wouldn’t recognize if he ran him over with his fucking car.”, decides to tweet about it. The tweet in question was “Very sad to read Sean Avery’s misguided support of same gender marriage. Legal or not, it will always be wrong.” That tweet, conducted by Reynolds, spread like wildfire. And just when you thought the story was over, a local Sports broadcaster for a big network added fuel to the fire by tweeting his thoughts and was fired from the station today. His tweet basically backed up the words of Reynolds and said he supported his view. In respect of only doing a review of what goes on in the show and following the conduct of Sid, I won’t mention the individual’s name or provide a link. Any sports fan can easily google the story and find out for themselves. I don’t blame Sid or the other guys for not divulging names, etc., Sid’s known the broadcaster for about 15 years – there’s obviously a mutual respect there. “But for him to lose his job for twittering is scary shit.” And twitter hasn’t been friendly to alot of people lately: Chris Douglas-Roberts, Reggie Bush, Rashard Mendenhall, etc.
Obviously the tone of this segment was quite serious; and so it should be. According to Sid, “If you’re an athlete, a member of the media, or an agent that no one fucking knows about, if you’re not comfortable saying something on the television camera – don’t fucking tweet it. If you’re not comfortable saying it into a mic, don’t fucking tweet it. If you’re not careful, you will lose your job because you feel “comfortable.” Sid is throwing down some #realtalk at this point. Noon and Bronsteter agree with Sid completely and believe people need to take better care when on twitter. The guys are well aware that twitter is like a STD, you carry that shit around like luggage.
The Sid Statute
Finally on to a lighter topic, Sid dove into the NBA playoffs and equations. After little discussion on the MIA/BOS series, Sid specifically wanted to focus on the OKC/MEM series. As you’re probably aware, both teams are locked at 2 games apiece. The “Always Thinking” Sid wanted to come up with an equation that would lead people to believe that a particular 7 game series would be done. For example, Ralph Lawler, radio voice for the L.A Clippers had devised an equation called Lawler’s Law. Basically Ralph’s law says that the first team to 100 points wins, and 92% of the time that’s correct. With the help of Intern, Nadine Liverpool, Sid wanted to figure out “what is the percentage of teams that win the first 3 games in a best of 7 and actually go on to win the series.” With the the help of Nadine’s research skills, she found out that over a five year period (MLB, NBA, NHL), 170 teams that won the first three games went on to win the series and 15 teams actually ended up losing (92%). After Sid annouced the results, Nadine backed up those stats with a firm, “Yes, that is correct.” With the help of Noon and Bronsteter, they boys agreed on calling the equation, Sid’s Statute.
And for those of you who were wondering where that quiet, mysterious voice came from, it was Nadine Liverpool. A die hard sports fan and someone to defintely look out for in the future. My fiancee at the time was shocked to hear a female voice for a change and voiced that she might tune in periodically if more girls were on the show. If you want more of Nadine, I’d advise you to follow her on twitter or on her very own SportsNaytion. In particular, I liked her 2011 March Madness video.
Interesting Facts from Robert “Scorsese” Pizzo
Prior to Pizzo’s update, Rob gave some thoughts on the twitter situation. He agrees with the guys that twitter can be dangerous and makes a good statement, “Nobody is above getting fired.”
1. Patrick Kane has been in the news recently and not for all the right reasons. #1 He showed up at a CHI/ATL game recently with a blackeye. However, the Canucks series finished sometime ago. Bar fight maybe? #2 After dragging a girl back to his house from a bar, Kane did the deed and then proceeded to sleep. The girl was so happy to have conquered the so-called celebrity, she took photos of him sleeping and then went through his bag and took a picture of his passport. What a bitch! All the guys agree that this was way CUT!
3. Highschool baseball player, Jaydin Goldenstein, just had 2 games of a lifetime. Down 1 game in the 3 game series, Jaydin went to pitch a no-hitter in game 2. Then in game 3, he hit four homeruns! The special part of this whole story, Jaydin’s mom passed away two days before. You can click on the above link to get the whole story and video.
4. Uncle Tom hater, Jalen Rose, is selling his customized Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee on Ebay.
Prior to the next segment, Sid had requested Bronsteter to play the Beastie Boys new tune, Make Some Noise. As usual, Aaron came through. I agree with Sid completely – the new stuff sounds like their old stuff, circa 1992. A personal favorite of mine has always been “So Whatcha Want”.
Sid began the next segment with a little bit of talk about Donnovan “DJ” Bennett. Alot of listeners have been requesting DJ to appear on the show while Tim is away. However, unbeknownst to us, Sid was already ahead of the game. Last week sometime, he attempted to sway the powers to be to let this happen. Unfortunately, his attempt was weak – it doesn’t sound like it’s happening. It’s too bad really, DJ is the man behind CUT or UNCUT – that was his thing. Who else would have taught Sid about straight-jeans and fitted?
Conversation then shifted to the recent ruling to allow the Phoenix Coyotes to stay in the Phoenix for another 12 months. The Mayor of Glendale, along with others, have voted to pay the NHL another $25 million to keep the Coyotes in town. Sid sounds pretty pissed and I don’t blame him. Straight from Seixeiro, “The good people of Winnipeg are being bent the fuck over by a league that does not respect you. They didn’t give a fuck about you then, they don’t give a fuck about you now.” Sid also wanted to discuss the recent news regarding the Lakers and FIFA’s allegations of being corrupt (no shit) but he’ll save them for tomorrow. I did some research and the news is pretty interesting. It should be exciting tomorrow.
Solid Rapid Fire brought forth by Bronsteter. I wonder if he’s taking less choices from listeners? Or maybe he’s just screening them a bit better.
– What is the most impressive record in the Guiness Book of World Records? Noon chooses tallest twins and Bronsteter picks the person with really long fingernails. How about the guy who wore the most T-shirts at one time = 121 in total.
– Chad Ochocinco has decided that he’s going to give bull-riding a try. What sport would you like to see Ochocinco try next? I agree with Sid and Noon on their answer, Football. He really hasn’t done much of that lately, especially last season.
– Some girl cries at the grand opening of the In-And-Out Burger joint. Is there a restaurant that would drive you to tears? Sid loves the Mary Brown’s, but it’s too far for him. You need to check out the East Coast then – there’s approximately 39 in Newfoundland alone.
Great show by the guys today. I think Sid is finding his groove without having Tim around for back-up. The show’s first segment definitely had a serious tone, but it was well deserved. Twitter is not a personal diary and people, whether in the media or not, need to stop treating it so lightly. Thumbs up to all the guys for their comments on the situation. Today’s episode is getting a 9.5/10.