And I Can't Stop Having These Visions

A look inside the madness of my mind--sports, politics or daily life--with humor and pop culture and music references embedded.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thursday's Top Three Terrific Topics

I considered doing this last week, and think I'll try to make a it a weekly thing. Three thoughts for things that happened recently. This week (as many will be) will focus on the crazy in sports.

1. Ron Artest is crazy.

Don't get me wrong, I love the man. But he's crazy.

"I remember one time when it was um .... one of my friends ya know he was playing basketball and they was winning the game and it was so competitive, they threw um, they broke a piece of leg from a table, and they threw, and it went right through his heart and he died right on the court."

[EDIT: Apparently he's not that crazy... a 1991 New York Times article verifies the story]

Thank you Los Angeles Times for finally putting this clip on YouTube. I was searching for it last night because it might be one of the funniest things I've ever heard. That was of course after he was ejected last night for GETTING elbowed in the throat... Which leads me to...

2. Joey Crawford is crazy.

By far, the NBA referee with the quickest technical in the business, and by far the most hot headed of any ref.

His highlights include...
  • Pushing Damon Jones out of bounds
  • Ejecting Tim Duncan for laughing on the bench
  • Ejecting Kenyon Martin for complaining about back-to-back calls when he was fighting through picks
There's been speculation in the Cleveland media that Crawford does not like this Cavs team, but after last night where he ejected Artest for what should have only been a technical, hopefully he will be done reffing for the rest of the playoffs... Just like last time... against the Mavs in 03... and against the Spurs in 07... oh wait...

3. Manny Ramirez is crazy.

Earlier today, MLB announced that Manny Ramirez would be suspended for 50 games for violating baseball's substance abuse policy. Later on, ESPN reported that the banned drug he took was a female fertility drug.

However, this isn't nearly the most crazy thing he's done. By far, that honor goes to when he was playing LF and he cut off a throw... from the CF. I just tried for 30 minutes to find a clip, but the MLB are a bunch of copyright nazis over 5 year old clips. Which I'd be fine with.... IF their clip site worked!

So after all this searching... I'm left with just one question...

What did Manny ever do to people in Wyoming?


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