Much like when you watch a baseball game, there’s the possibility that you may witness something extremely rare. Well, the same can be said for Doin Work. Today was a very rare occasion, as yours truly actually stayed home from work. I’m like Brett Favre in the office. Though as bored as I was throughout the day, it gave me some time to catch up on some news. Here’s what I was thinking about……
Larry Ellison Can’t Manage To Buy an NBA Team – Well documented was Ellison’s late bid to buy the Golden State Warriors last year. What I didn’t know was that he also tried to buy the Sonics when they were getting ready to leave Seattle. Now I’ve come to find out he supposedly offered $350 million to buy the Hornets, but was rejected, only to see George Shinn sell the team to the league for $300 million. Obviously the dollar amounts can be argued, but the fact remains that Ellison has tried to purchase at least three franchises now, to no avail. So now he is reportedly turning his attention to the Kings, with the intention of moving them to Anaheim. What I don’t understand is why he is widely rumored to want to move the Kings to LA, but his preference for the Hornets would be to move them to San Jose. Not sure why the different destinations for the different teams. Maybe next he can take a shot at buying the Raptors and moving them to Winnipeg.
Athletics Need To Get Michael Young – I know there aren’t many rumors linking the A’s to Young, especially since Young’s no-trade clause only includes 8 teams, of which Oakland, not surprisingly, is not included. If I know Billy Beane, though, the A’s front office is making a serious play for the third baseman turned DH. It’s been no secret that the A’s have been trying to replace Kevin Kouzmanoff at third. For a while they were rumored to be trying to work out a Kouz for Chone Figgins deal, but that seems dead. The Mariners aren’t that stupid. Therefore it’s looking like Young is our best option. They’ll just have to come up with a deal enticing enough to convince the Rangers it’s the best for the team, while at the same time, enticing Young to waive his no-trade clause to come to Oakland. Most experts are seeing the A’s as the most improved team in the AL West, and the most likely to challenge Texas for the division title. I’m sure he’d rather be in Anaheim, but wouldn’t he love to stick it to his old team in the green and gold? Maybe not.
Big East Is Stacked – They’re now the laughing stock of college football’s BCS automatic bid conferences, but they’ve emerged as the premier college basketball conference. The title had traditionally been held by the ACC and/or the Big Ten, but the Big East is dominating now. By my count, they’ve got 8 ranked teams, and are looking poised to send 11 teams to the NCAA tournament. Though they are arguably the best conference from top to bottom, the Duke-North Carolina game is still the biggest one on the day’s docket.
A-Corn Is Ridiculous – I was as amused as anyone when Fox cut away to Camerom Diaz feeding Alex Rodriguez popcorn in a suite, but I didn’t expect people to still be talking about on Wednesday. True, it was an embarrassing shot, but word is A-Rod went on a tirade, demanding that they don’t show him again. It’s like Mike Greenberg said today, A-Rod is the ONLY guy this could happen to. Anyone else would brush it off and have fun with it, but A-Rod is continuing to amaze by making himself even less likable than he already was. To top it off, I caught some TMZ today, where they showed Rodriguez shopping for clothes while Cameron walked around bored, texting. To make matters worse, A-Corn was caught numerous times checking out his own ass in the mirror. To top it all off, the cameras caught him picking a pretty decent sized booger out of his nose. Apparently, A-Rod is just as tragic off the field.
February 9th, 2011 at 7:45 pm
A-Rod, if you don’t want to be seen at the Super Bowl, DON’T EFFING BE THERE! Short of that, don’t be in a luxury box with a celebrity, dumbass.
February 10th, 2011 at 7:59 am
A-Rod loves the glare of the lights ‘specially the ones in the strip clubs . He’s to baseball what Charlie Sheen is to the world of entertainment …….. they both like their ho’s .
If Ellison can’t buy an NBA team then perhaps you could persuade him to buy the A’s ? It’s not as if Wolff is and the front office are actually committed to winning now is it ?
Shinn simply sold the team when minority stake holder Gary Chouest wouldn’t meet his asking price . Stern and the league hierarchy will find a way to get the team off their books or they could use the expense as a “write off” and then further muddy the waters by claiming that the NBA is on track to lose $ 800 million instead of the projected $500 million that he originally stated .
February 10th, 2011 at 10:27 am
Whoa, I didn’t know Ellison tried to buy the Sonics either… He must not have a lot of friends in the rich community, because all the millionaires won’t sell a team to the billionaire…
I like the idea of Young, but at the same time I’m also not sure I like his huge contract. I guess it would only be fore two more years, but that would be a huge chunk of our payroll…
A-rod is a idiot.
February 10th, 2011 at 6:13 pm
Maybe people just don’t like Ellison.
That’s what happened to me in junior high
February 10th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
You’re like Brett Favre in the office?
Does that mean you can never decide which project to tackle next or you continuously text colleagues in your office pictures of your privates.
Let’s hope it’s the former.
February 10th, 2011 at 6:48 pm
Well, I meant I never miss a day. I text dick picks to colleagues, but it’s okay until you turn 40
February 10th, 2011 at 6:11 pm
A-Rod will die with a penis in his butt