Uncle Timmy Is Back In-studio, Harris Finds A Monstrosity, Fedor = Jordan, & Noon Interviews Tiger Woods

“Goodell and Dee Smith have settled their differences.
Sean Avery seems a tad unsettled.
And Micallef’s stomach, we think, has finally settled.
(Tim: Kinda)
(Sid: Cheers to you Pepto Bismol)
(Tim: Kinda, Gravol)
(Sid: How ya feelin’? I guess we’ll get to that)
Famous run that bitch!”

Attention! Attention TimandSid-izens. Before Tim and Sid even announce the topics to be discussed or ignored, Bronsteter rings in the popular Breaking News soundbite. It appears that Tim Micallef did not have food poisoning. I repeat – Tim Micallef did not have food poisoning. While Tim “had a tender No. 5 of the Cardinals”, he’s not entirely sure it was the chicken souvlaki after all. Usually, if you get food poisoning, it will run through your system within 24-hrs but what Tim seemed to have lasted for almost 72-hrs. There’s reports that a three day flu is going around and there’s a possibility that’s what Uncle Timmy picked up. Sid, however, heard there was a measles and mumps outbreak in the GTA and suggests that Tim has “ass mumps.” “It’s the cocaine of sickness if you will.” cries out Noon. And seeing as Tim blamed chicken souvlaki, he apologizes to Greece, Rony Seikaly, Alex Anthopoulos, “The fat chick who wrote My Big Fat Greek Wedding“, etc.

But back to the topic on hand…welcome to Friday’s review of Tim and Sid: Uncut for August 5th, 2011. Noon, Tim, Sid, and Bronsteter are all available for your sports & edu-tainment needs, while Pizzo visits the donkey show in Mexico during his brother’s wedding. Topics up for discussion on this episode included: LaMarr Woodley, Sean Avery, Canton, OHIO, Steve Williams, Horses, Roger Goodell, Anthony Calvillo, D-Wade, Brett Lawrie, and Tim Micallef.

Random Tidbits
Before the guys began actual discussion on anything, they bounce around numerous topics that seem to pop to their heads.
1. There’s a horse story involving Mauro Ranallo and Tim and Sid decide they’ll wait for “Mr. Yo, Yo, Yo, and away we Go” to come on to talk about it.
2. The reason Mauro Ranallo will be on during the second segment is because he’s talking with Dana White later this evening.
3. According to Sid, Tim sounds much better than he did earlier in the week. “You sounded like death.” said Sid.
4. Tim kind of thought that Bronsteter’s fart noises were a bit much on Tuesday. Sid pretends that he had nothing to do with it. “Come on Bronsteter, you put the “F” in professional” but then goes on to say “Bronsteter found the first 10 effects and Noon found the next 14. It was a group effort.” 

Canada’s 2014 World Cup Qualifiers & Amateur Sports
The first topic brought up today was by Uncle Timmy. He missed the last couple of days and wanted to bring up Sid’s Canada soccer rant from yesterday pleading listeners to go support Team Canada at BMO Field. According to Sid, the backstory of why he did the rant was because theScore‘s Joe Ross and Kristian Jack had tweeted earlier in the day that tickets for Canada’s qualifiers were going on sale this upcoming Monday. The tweets got Sid thinking that near the end of Thursday’s show, he’d mention it as well to the TimandSid-izens and it ended up being something else. Sid said he was taken aback by all the positive feedback and didn’t realize that he’d get such a reception. I second that feedback because the comments coming through the blog were positive and everyone was giving Sid huge thumbs up for supporting the team.

Since Canada soccer was up for discussion, Tim also went on to throw out that news that Canada Basketball also had games coming up and he urged everyone to go watch them. A big pet peeve from the guys (i.e. Jack, Micallef, Seixeiro, Ross, Noon, and Bronsteter) is that “20,000 people will show up at BMO Field for a TFC game, but 4,000 people will show up for a Canada soccer game…it doesn’t make sense. One excuse is that you might not about about it.” said Tim. He also goes on to say, “10,000 people will go to Scotiabank Centre to watch a Carleton and Ottawa match-up, but when the national team plays at the ACC, 2,500 will show up. And that’s generous.” So according to Tim, the next time a sport is being played or is coming out in this country, Tim and Sid: Uncut are going to let you know about it in order to get fans out there. Noon then goes on to mention that there’s also a men’s Canada rugby game coming up as well at BMO Field – it’s all about getting people out there supporting amateur sports in Canada.

Fellatio Tweet From A TimandSid-izen
During Tim and Sid’s discussion on amateur sports in Canada, Bronsteter read out the following tweet from a long time listener and TimandSid-izen:

“Hey honey, Micallef is talking about Canada Basketball. Lick my balls.” said Sid. The guys are all laughing at this tweet and find it hard to believe that it’s actually happening – they want someone to confirm the tweet/act. Sid goes on to say, “In summary, two horns on today’s show. One to Rugby Canada and another one to the guy who’s getting head while listening to Tim and Sid: Uncut.”

Orville’s Tweet Statistic On Greg Sansone 
After the random tweet from TimandSid-izen Shane, Tim brings up the recent tweet from producer Aaron Bronsteter the day before. As you might already know, over the last few weeks, Sid and Tim tend to bring up Greg Sansone’s Tweet Of The Day. The V.P. of theScore‘s Television Network has been participating big time in tweet world lately and he usually brings his best stuff. The tweet from Bronsteter earlier in the day was as follows:

Tim goes on to give Bronsteter props for finding that brilliant statistic and we find out that Aaron actually counted the number of tweets for the month of July and divided it by Greg’s total number of tweets. Pretty solid work from him – he should be getting horns. But while Tim is giving Bronsteter credit, he also questions the particular lineup sheet Aaron gave the boys prior to the show. “Anthony Calvillo breaks the record for completions in last night’s Al’s win over the Argos. No numbers, no stats, no nada.” says Tim. While Tim was searching for stats on google for Doug Flutie and Warren Moon to compare Calvillo’s new record, Bronsteter was counting Sansone’s tweets. “It shows I care more about Sansone than the CFL.” replied Aaron.

Cry Me A River Steve Williams
From the world of golf, Tim and Sid chatted a little bit about the Bridgestone Invitational that’s taking place this weekend. One of the stories to come out revolves around Tiger Woods and his ex-caddie, Steve Williams. To get you up-to-date, several weeks ago, Woods “let go” or “fired” Williams , his caddie for the last decade. The twist? Williams now caddies for Adam Scott who is currently leading the tournament. Williams is on record for saying that “he wasted two years of his life” with Woods, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da, and Sid ain’t buying it or feeling any compassion what-so-ever. “Whatever happened to Steve “fuckin'” Williams, I’m fine with…Let’s all leave naive-ville for a moment…don’t give me the victim routine. Just don’t.”

Believe it or not though, our very own John Noon was actually at Akron, OHIO this weekend and snagged a quick one-on-one with Tiger Woods for his take on the story. However, Woods seemed to side-step the Williams debate and the interview took a surprising route.

Noon’s one-on-one with Tiger Williams

Carol Confirms The Monstrosity
Before Updates, Tim and Sid quickly bring up a story that developed earlier in the day – one of great importance. Camera Operator for theScore, Ryan Harris sent the following email to everybody in the building:

Sid goes on to say though that this is the same camera guy who sent an email over a month ago to everyone trying to sell one Sade ticket at face value; “He’s just a shady fuckin’ guy. A shady guy.” said Sid. The funny part of the story though? theScore‘s office manager & accounts receivable, a little nice English lady, Carol Park, followed up with another email and said, “Oh my word. Yes, it is a monstrosity.” While Tim’s not trying to disparage Carol’s email in anyway, he just found it funny that she responded to Harris’ email and confirmed said clog. Poor Carol. “That’s why men go home to poop.” cries Tim.

Interesting Facts From “Jack of All-Trades”, Dave Coulson
1. In an operation called “Iron Snare,” police sent out letters to parents who owed child support declaring they had won tickets to the 2011 Iron Bowl game between Auburn and Alabama. The deadbeat dads and moms arrived at a site showing highlights of last year’s game. Told they needed to bring the letter and photo ID, the suspects were then cuffed one-by-one for a total of $270,000 in unpaid child support. According to a report, 10 people showed up to try and claim their free tickets.

2. NBA basketball players were having a game in a New York City park with a huge crowd of fans watching. One fan had a screaming match with Michael Beasley and really got under his skin. Beasley yelled back, and finally walked up to him and pushed him in the face. Coulson actually contacted Nike who were filming the event and they sent him the actual footage of what went down.

But if you want to see what really went down, click the following link here.

3. After beating Major League Baseball at its own Beat The Streak challenge, Stephen Colbert was granted the right to take over the MLB twitter account for 24 hours. Some highlights from Colbert’s tweets included:

Mauro Ranallo Joins Tim and Sid: Uncut For Some Horse Meat Discussion
For the second segment of the show, Tim and Sid brought in Mr. Crazy himself, MMA fanatic, theScore‘s Mauro Ranallo. “Mauro Ranallo has been in this studio for 38-seconds and he will not shut the fuck up. Tim and I can’t get a word in edge-wise.” cried Sid. “You’re a thoroughbred Ranallo.” Before the guys get into any UFC and MMA discussion, I bring you back to the beginning of today’s review regarding horse meat. This past Wednesday, Ranallo was on theScore’s BET Night Live and two stories emerged from that night.

1. Ranallo raised nearly $600 for the Cancer Society
2. During his opening monologue BET Night Live, he mentioned horse meat

“Do you think on a horse-racing show talking about horse meat is appropriate?” asked Sid. “Yeah, yeah. It ties into what I’m interested it…It ties into the equine industry…I have Alistair Overeem who eats horse meat.” replies Ranallo. At this stage I’m busting a gut because it’s one of the funniest things I’ve heard on this show in awhile. Ranallo attempts to justify his answer by saying that some people might not like how the horses are treated – but he does admit that he did it on purpose to create a story. But Sid compares it to “this is the equivalent of saying TLC, or TLC running a slate saying “Welcome to Kate Plus 8″ brought to you by ground infant.” The room blows up! “What the hell was that?”, cries Ranallo.

1. It looks like the rent was TOO HIGH. Jimmy McMillan has been evicted from his house.
2. Mauro Ranallo brings up the best body story from yesterday. Ranallo thinks Mirren has a hot body, “Helen Mirren? I think she’s sexy.” said Ranallo.
3. Tim can’t believe that Jersey Shore 4 was trending.

Mauro Ranallo, Michael Jordan, and Fedor
Finally the boys get into some discussion on the the MMA and the upcoming UFC 133. First item on the table was the recent tweet from Dana White in response to a comment by our very own Mauro Ranallo.

What was lost in translation though was that Ranallo was comparing Fedor to the Michael Jordan of the Washington Wizards; not the Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls. Ranallo says that he stands by this comparison because Fedor was an undersized fighter, went 32-0 (not including the no contest/illegal elbow strike), and didn’t lose for nearly a decade – with most of those victories coming in the first five minutes. And at that time, Mauro still believes that Fedor fought for the greatest promotion and the reason that White disagrees with the comparison to MJ is because he never promoted one of Fedor’s fights. “If I (referring to Dana White) didn’t create you. You don’t exist.” says Ranallo.

Sid goes on to ask Mauro whether or not he legally works for Dana White now? Even though the UFC sucked up Strikefore, Ranallo responds by saying that he works for theScore and Showtime. He’s lucky to be able to wear a reporter’s hat for theScore and a commentator’s hat for Showtime. He’s not scared of making comments like those above; Dana White likes him, Joe Rogan likes him, and he has no worries of speaking his mind. He still stands by his comment and the comparison between the two athletes. Ranallo then goes on to say that he’s just disappointed because he feels that true MMA fans were cheated by not seeing Fedor get in a UFC ring. Like many other North American fans, Mauro will never see him in the UFC. Tim brings up a good point here and questions whether or not White never brought in Fedor because he was protecting his guys (i.e. Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture). Unfortunately, time was running out and Ranallo throws out a quick pick for Saturday’s UFC 133: He’s taking Evans over Ortiz.

Rapid Fire
The last time Mauro was in-studio with Tim and Sid: Uncut, he stayed for Rapid Fire with Tim and it was gold. The “horse meat” lover brought some solid answers and this time he decided to stay around again.
1. Fantasy football drafts are coming up. Who would you take in the first overall pick? I’m already going with Michael Vick. However, there’s a few bodies in my pool and getting the first pick will be tough.
2. Merril Hodge ripped into Tim Tebow recently. Who do you think is the worst starting quarterback this year? If Jimmy Clausen starts for the Panthers (I know Cam Newton is there, but Carolina hasn’t started a rookie QB since Weinke in 2001) it could spell utter chaos.
3. The Change opens this weekend in theatres. If you could change lives with someone for one day, who would it be? Mauro throws out the best/strangest answer to a Rapid Fire question in ages. “I would want to be Monica Lewinsky’s dress.” At first there’s silence, and then gasps of WTFs all around. “AND BOOM GOES THE MOTHERFUCKIN’ DYNAMITE.” screams Ranallo as he leaves the booth. “That’s the most inappropriate thing that has ever been said on this show.” Bronsteter is not even going to do his Things We’ve Learned This Week because Ranallo just answered them all, Mauro had a huge week: Horse Meat, Monica Lewinsky’s Dress, and his Dana White Interview.

What a huge Tim and Sid: Uncut Friday! It took me this long just to get it out because the guys discussed so many topics and I wanted to make sure I wrote a good, lengthy review of the show without having to sacrifice any of the good stuff. In order to appease the masses, I’m going to do up these kind of reviews during the weekends and during the weekdays, just focus on the important stuff. Seeing as this is still a hobby, a boy needs a break every now and then. So either way, look for big ones like this for Friday’s shows.

Where to start? First off, it was great to have Tim back in the studio. The show always works best when the boys work together – they really have a great chemistry with one another. I loved the discussion on amateur sports in Canada and I agree with Tim whole-heartedly that the support behind those athletes and the sport is sometimes lacking. Funny, random highlights of the first segment included Bronsteter’s Sansone Stat and Noon’s Tiger Woods interview – solid effort by both guys. Dave Coulson stopped snorting crack for a second and delivered a pretty good Update in replace of Pizzo. But hands down, the winner of today on the show was Mauro Ranallo. This guy is completely nuts and he always gets a good reaction from the TimandSid-izens. I can only imagine what it’s like to meet this guy in person. From horse meat, to Lewinsky’s dress, to Michael Jordan comparisons, the last half of the show was amazing. For delivering a screeching “BOOM GOES THE MOTHERFUCKIN’ DYNAMITE”, today’s show gets a 10/10.


Michael Jordan Approves Micallef’s Wish #TimandSid

I’m Coming HomeDiddy ft. Dirty Money

Hashtags def.: a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

Trending def.: a word, phrase or topic that is posted (tweeted) multiple times on the social networking and microblogging service Twitter. Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about one specific topic. These topics help Twitter and their users to understand what is happening in the world.

Let’s make Uncle Timmy’s wish come true. If you’re on twitter, take a second and tweet something using the #timandsid. Actually, who cares what you’re tweeting, just add the hashtag to your tweet. Some examples include:

1. Going to my nan’s house. #timandsid
2. At the doctor’s getting that STD cleared up #timandsid
3. Listening to the same boring sports shows. Where’s #timandsid ?
4. Just got fined by the league for inappropriate comments #timandsid

Make sure you tune into Tim and Sid: Uncut this afternoon at 4PM ET on theScore Radio or SIRIUS Channel 158. #The2ndComing

TimSidizen’s Update: Michael Jordan Brought Some Friends To NBA 2K12

* Atari’s 1978 BASKETBALL

Sorry Tim and Sidizens…another blog entry in hopes of keeping you entertained until Tim and Sid: Uncut return next week.

Need something to help cure the impending NBA lockout blues? Did you enjoy last year’s NBA 2K11 starring the one and only Michael Jordan? Well, the NBA video game franchise isn’t wasting any time on their next game in the series. Late this past week, the video game franchise announced that they will have three different covers for NBA 2K12 as NBA legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson will join Michael Jordan in this year’s edition.

Up until last year, the only gaming system I ever had was the Super Nintendo; but when NBA 2K11 announced Jordan was coming back to the video game world for the first time in almost a decade, I went out and purchased an XBOX in anticipation for it’s release. For me personally, NBA 2K11 isn’t just a video game, it’s a piece of memorabilia.

In my eyes, NBA 2K11 was the greatest simulation basketball game I’ve ever played; the key feature being the ability to duplicate 10 of the greatest moments in Michael Jordan’s career. But this got me thinking, video games have come a long way since my SNES days and memories of past NBA games in my childhood began flooding back. Here’s a breakdown of my favourite basketball simulation games growing up and proof that the gaming world continues to get better.

I know I said I never owned a gaming system until the SNES was released…but the Commodore 64 we owned at the time was never used for games; it was used for grade 4 writing projects. My friend Tony DeBartolo owned the game and after school, we would spend hours playing Jordan vs. Bird: One on One. At that time, neither of us wanted to play as the white kid from Indiana.

Circa 1988 – I played Double Dribble for the first time. I was in grade 5 and never owned a Nintendo. I had to save my weekly allowance in order to rent the system and game at the local corner store down the street. At the time, the video game dunks had to be the greatest thing I’d ever seen in a video game and the “straight-arm” shot didn’t seem to bother me.

Finally on my 14th birthday, I received my very first gaming system – the Super Nintendo. Despite my parents wishes, my aunt and uncle came through and delivered every boy’s wish at the time. The first games I owned? NHL ’94 and Bulls vs. Blazers and the NBA Playoffs. By this time, I was rockin’ the Jordan sneakers and wishing I was the man himself. I would spend hours playing this video game and it wasn’t until I watched this little video below that I remembered little characteristics of the game that made it so special: the noise from shooting a brick, the wonky net, and how difficult it was to dunk (or at least getting into the lane). However, after months of playing, I found an error in the game which allowed the player to hit a three-pointer 100% of the time. I used to dribble just past halfcourt, move my character to the bottom corner, and shot the trey…money every time. Eventually it became a contest to see how many three-pointers I could hit with Jordan in one game.

By 1997, I was just finishing high school and the last simulated basketball game I played until NBA 2K11 was released was the Playstation’s NBA Live ’97. I was working at Blockbuster at the time and during the weekends, if the PSX hadn’t been rented out, I’d take the system home for a couple of days. This was the first game I had every played where the video game closely resembled players’ shots, layups, dunks, and alley-oops. “Here’s the tip.” (the PSX version was hard to find but below is the Super Nintendo version of the game – very similar)

And that was it…soon girls became important, beer was available without a fake ID, George Street became a constant routine, and provincial basketball took up much of my time. Now, 14 years later…pretending to be Michael Jordan doesn’t seem to get old.

Tim and Sidizen Updates: The Worst Baseball Players, John Noon Is Probably Green With Envy, Elaine Fakes In The Sack, & Men Soccer Players Have Vagines.

Happy Thursday Tim and Sidizens! I hope all you guys/gals are havng a wonderful Summer so far. It’s hard to believe that we’re already into mid-July but at least we have August to look forward to. While Tim and Sid: Uncut Live is off the air until July 25th, remember to tune in daily for the BEST OF series brought to you by Producer Aaron Bronsteter. These BEST OFs will air Monday – Friday – same time, same place. And in the meantime, until Pizzo is back rocking the updates, I bring you another edition of Tim and Sidizen’s Updates:

1. The first update today is for Mr. John Noon. Who remembers Noon’s  statement that he’d rather have a Hole-in-One than win a BMW? Well, it looks like a little girl from Illinois never has to worry about that question. Yesterday, news circulated that 6-year old Reagan Kennedy, from Bloomington, Illinois, sank a hole-in-one on the 3rd Hole (85 yrds.) at The Links at Ireland Grove last week. Pretty impressive for the young golfer; she can officially cross a Hole-in-One off her bucket list.

2. As the U.S and Japanese women take to the field on Sunday in the World Cup finals, a research group has released some interesting findings. While all top soccer players are known to fake injuries, it appears that men do it more often than women. Apparently, the researchers examined videos of 47 televised games for men and women from two international tournaments and logged incidents of contact where someone went to the ground. The research group categorized injuries as ‘definite’ if a player left the game within 5 minutes after contact or if there was bleeding was visible while they listed all others as “questionable.” They logged 270 apparent injuries, 5.74 per game, of which 0.78 were “definite” and 4.96 were “questionable. They also found 11.26 injury incidents in men’s soccer matches – twice as many – but the rate of ‘definite’ injuries was halved. So while women fake it, men fake it a lot more. The same can’t be said for Elaine from Seinfeld – that chicks a regular theatre in the bedroom…unless you’re Kramer. Check out the full video here to see what I’m talking about.

3. Deadspin’s “100 Worst Baseball Players of All Time” list just came out. The shittiest player of all time? Mario Mendoza. Some other notable names include Michael Jordan, Danny Ainge, Ozzie Guillen, Ozzie Canseco, and Tommy Lasorda. And from the looks of it, a lot of Seattle Mariners are considered the worst ball players around. You can check out the full list here.

* Remember to tune into today’s episode of BEST OF Tim and Sid: Uncut at 4PM ET on SIRIUS Radio Channel 158.

Flu-Like Symptom Champions

Some of the greatest athletes in the world have had to endure games while experiencing flu-like symptoms. Some succeed, while some don’t – it’s all about how you approach the game and how deep you dig to separate yourself from the rest.

Michael Jordan: The Flu Game, June 11th, 1997
Symptoms: Diagnosed with Stomach Virus (Flu) or Food Poisoning and nearly no energy
Statistics: 38 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL

Dirk Nowitzki: The Fever Game, June 7th, 2011
Symptoms: Coughing, Wheezing, Temperature of 101, Lack of Sleep
Statistics: 21 PTS, 11 REB, 1 AST

Tim Micallef: The Twitter Flu Game, June 20th, 2011
Symptoms: Flu-like symptoms
Statistics: 1 Tweet, 0 Tim and Sid: Uncut Appearances

Of course I’m just ribbing our man, but in all honesty, get better Tim and drink the juice / get lots of sleep. From all the Tim and Sidizens, we hope you make it back soon.

White Trash & Air Jordans

* I miss these babies….my first pair of sneakers in Gr. 5 – simply amazing.

“Lebron’s back in the finals, Pippen doesn’t back MJ, plus, could Manny Malhotra be back soon for the Canucks? Seriously.”

It’s Friday Tim and Sidizens! Sch-wing! Micallef is absent today and Seixeiro is flying solo, but joined with the sometimes dependable, John Noon and Aaron Bronsteter 😉 Topics for Friday’s afternoon show include: Scottie Pippen, Dwayne Roloson, FIFA, Kevin McHale, Tiki Barber, MJ, Manny Malhotra, Champions League Final, Jamaica, and Shout-outs.

Before the guys got anything going, they had to give a huge shout-out to Mr. Chris Town from Windsor, Ontario. Chris, a big Tim and Sid: Uncut fan, sent an email today requesting a shout-out because his wife was going into labour, approx. in 60 minutes. Sid was both flattered and surprised because here’s a guy whose wife is in the hospital and he’s emailing the show, “You know what, my wife is crowning. I think I need to email Tim and Sid.” Congratulations Chris from all the Tim and Sidizens.

Another Sid rant was also on the horizon during the first part of this show. This morning, Sid went to Tim Hortons for his usual coffee. As he was pulling into the parking lot, there was another car leaving at the same time and Sid noticed that a woman in the passenger side of the vehicle had her barefeet on the dashboard – exposed for Sid to see. Well, holy shit – Sid, you sounded like a princess in this segment. Feet are gross, but you whined like a little bitch. “Feet can go fuck themselves. It’s alright maybe with a little skirt or in stilettos, but you know how to be white trash? Expose your feet.” From the sounds of it, he doesn’t like sandals or girls on the beach who are barefoot. Pansy.

Miami Heat Shock the World
Another important area of focus today was on the Miami Heat’s win over the Chicago Bulls. Sid’s pretty much shocked at what happened – he thought it was going to be a close, physical series, but it wasn’t close at all. The Heat completely shut down the Bulls. Not a lot of people were discussing this team’s defensive abilities last Summer; everything focused around their offense. Sid, regarding the series, “Massive shots by Lebron last night. But it’s the defensive end that is winning these games.” It’s rough week for Chicago – first they lose Oprah and now the Bulls get bounced. There was some focus on who will guard Dirk once the Heat and Mavs meet in the finals. Sid believes that Dirk has been unguardable these playoffs and it’s going to take a team effort to shut him down, Lebron included. Bronsteter threw out a great stat here regarding James’ defense on Rose during the five game series. When guarded by James, Rose shot a horrible 6.3% from the field for the whole series. That’s unheard of – amazing. I’m not a Lebron fan but I’ll give credit where credits due. Thumbs up to Lebron James.

Scottie Pippen Speaks Again
The NBA world was also abuzz with Scottie Pippen’s comments today on Mike & Mike in the Morning. I’ve included a separate blog for this section (see below) to get a further idea of what was said and why I disagree 100%. To sum up Sid’s thoughts, he just thinks that Pippen was completely wrong. “The comments just reek of a guy that got way too excited last night. MJ was an assassin, he worked hard.” And I agree, I don’t think anyone worked harder than Michael Jordan. It could simply be the ramblings of an old athlete who played second fiddle for too long. The guys also chatted briefly about Jordan’s empire and legacy. One area of interest were his Air Jordans. Hands down the coolest BBall shoes out there. My first pair were from the IV series that I got in grade 5…the best ever. Followed by my other favs., my Penny Hardaways.

And finally, loved the shoes but I could have killed that Lil’ Penny fad.

The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Robert Pizzo’s Update
Pizzo agrees with the guys that Pippen’s comments were completely uncalled for and can’t believe Jordan’s ex-right hand man would even make those statements. It would like Sid ripping on Micallef – you just don’t do that.
1. When Lebron James fled the Cavs, there were a lot of people who were critical with his decision – Charles Barkley being one of them. Anyways, during James’ departure, Barkley had a lot of negative things to say. Not long after, Nike called him and were angry about his comments toward Lebron James, their golden boy. If I were Barkley, and not under contract with Nike, I would have told them to go fuck themselves.
2. A Las Vegas douchebag named Jonathan Weaver was recently sentenced to 2 – 6 years in jail for tying up his children (ages 1 and 2) and gagging them so he could go to a bar with friends to watch a televised basketball game.
3. Brian Kingrey recently was awarded $1 million from 2K Sports. Why did he deserve such an award? The guy pitched a perfect game on MLB@K11 Live for the XBOX. Holy Shit!

Fans Suggestions and Comments
To take up some time, Sid dove into some listener emails and tweets. One tweet in particular was from long time listener, James Gleason. He asked if the boys could play a little #__________blowsmorethanthejaysbullpen. Some ideas from the boys included:
– Noon: Lebron’s mom, Pippa
– Sid: Every Kardashian, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Maid
Some other twitter discussion involved the upcoming UFC 130 and possible predictions. Sid threw out some news that there’s a possibility that TUF next year could star Nick Diaz and GSP; that should be a huge show. In regards to UC 130, Sid’s likes Rampage and Frank Mir, while Bronsteter is going with Rampage and Roy Nelson. Noon had some information regarding Rampage from earlier in the day and apparently, Rampage is pretty pissed and is going to come out and fuck some shit up – it’s going to be a war.

Other news from the sports world today involved Manny Malhotra and FIFA. First, it appears that Manny could be back sometime for the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. After his eye injury earlier in the year, he was cleared by doctors and given the okay to play. And secondly, FIFA continues to be fucked up. Mohamed bin Hammam, along with other members are being brought before the ethics committee due to accusations of corruption and bribery. The funny tagline, a day later, a nomination will be held to see which one of these guys become president – fuckin’ ridiculous.

Rapid Fire
First up, What We Learned This Week:
– Jamie Foxx owned Doug Williams
– Hainser’s a Lover not a Fighter
– Jay Triano’s job may be in jeopardy
– Bryan Colangelo speaks Kitchen Italian
– Tweeting while on vacation is uncut
– Sid thinks that Tea is foss
– I (Bronsteter) thinks Southern Sweet Tea is boss
– Sid thought My Left Foot was about a guy kicking people’s asses with his left foot

Followed by a little Either OR:
– Lindsey Lohan is currently serving 24 hour house arrest. What would you rather, one week in jail or 1 year under 24 hr. house arrest? I’d have to do the 1 year house arrest – Jail is screwed up…Sid agrees.
– Former WNBA Margo Dydek unfortunately passed away this week. Who was the tallest person you ever met? Sid’s believes it was Yao Ming.

Good Friday show today. It’s unfortunate that Tim was unable to make the show – something came up. I really liked the Q’s and A’s conducted by Sid  from Tim and Sidizens. They are really a fan oriented show – especially in the case of Chris Town – good to see and hear compared to all the other shows out there. In particular, I liked the Jordan chat – huge fan of his and I do believe he was the greatest ever to play in the NBA. Time to get off the sauce Pippen. Great show, another week in the bag 9/10. 

Whatcu Talkin’ ‘Bout Pippen!

This afternoon on Tim and Sid: Uncut, one of the topics discussed was in regards to recent comments made on Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio by retired Chicago Bulls player, Scottie Pippen. Call it a MJ complex, an act of treason,  or just plain whack – the NBA world was in an uproar over Pippen’s comments, he completely rocked the boat. I should note that I was a huge Pippen fan growing up. While most kids in my Junior/High school were walking around with MJ jerseys, I was proudly sporting my visiting & home team Scottie Pippens. In my eyes, the boy could straight-out ball. However, I completely disagree with the statement he made this morning comparing MJ and James and it’s only fitting to breakdown what was said, and why it’s inaccurate.

“Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever play the game.”

This is the one statement I agree with 100%. Now don’t get me wrong – Wilt, Karl, and Kareem could score at will as well, but it’s hard to deny Jordan this title as one of the greatest scorers to ever play the game.
33.4 PPG Career Playoff Aver. (Record)
33.6 PPG Career Finals Aver. (Record)
30.1 PPG Career Regular Aver. (Record)
40.1 PPG 1993 Finals (Record)
Most 50 point playoff games (8)
Most 40 point playoff games (38)
Most 30 PPG or more seasons (12)
866 consecutive games scoring in double figures (Record)

“But I may go as far as to say that Lebron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he’s so potent offensively that not only can he score at will, but he keeps everybody involved and you have to be on your P’s and Q’s on defence because no guy on the court basketball court is not a threat to score when Lebron James is out there.”

One, I thought Jordan could score at will. I’m pretty sure that when you’re one of the best scorers to ever play the game, it also means you can probably score at will. Secondly, did Jordan not keep everybody involved when he was on the court? Didn’t the defense also have to be careful when he drew double teams?

Jordan to Wennington (8:32)

1992 – 93 Chicago Bulls
Team Aver. 105.2 PPG  FG% .482  6th in league for assists

1993 – 94 Chicago Bulls (Retired Jordan)
Team Aver.   98.0 PPG  FG% .476  7th in league for assists

1995 – 96 Chicago Bulls (94-95 Jordan only played 17 games)
Team Aver. 105.2 PPG  FG% .478  5th in league for assists

The numbers themselves show that the team was better as a whole with MJ on the floor.

“But not only that, he’s also doing it on the defensive end.”

I guess that’s true. Jordan doesn’t really have a solid defensive resume – just 9 NBA All-Defensive First Team Selections and named 1987-88 NBA Defensive player of the year in a league where true (F, C) big men have won that title 24 of the last 29 years.

1992 – 93 Opposition
Opp. Aver.    98.9 PPG  FG% .474

1993 – 94 Opposition
Opp. Aver.    94.9 PPG  FG% .463

1995 – 96 Opposition
Opp. Aver.    92.9 PPG  FG% .448

“Lebron makes plays for other guys, but when the game is on the other line and you need a shot to be made, he’s going to make that play.”

I’m not even going to comment on that statement – I’m pretty sure Jordan won the game when it was on the line quite often.

Oh Pippen, you’re still my favourite player to have played the game and I’m just going to blame your comments on the excitement from the Heat’s win last night or Oprah’s Farewell Tour – I’ll call it a slip of the tongue. To be honest with you, your comments sounded like you WERE talking about MJ. Jordan has won 6 title, yes, 6 titles; Lebron hasn’t even won a game yet in the NBA Finals. I do believe that Lebron could one day be the greatest player to have ever played the game, but for now, we need to stop making comparisons and chill on the MJ/Jordan talk; especially the night after a packed United Centre watched their Bulls lose to the Miami Heat. Between your comments on Boozer and James in the last couple of weeks, I’d avoid the streets of Chicago for the next little while. Let’s revisit this in 10 years?

* Tim and Sid: Uncut review will be up later this evening or first thing tomorrow.