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We’ve Moved Again!

Posted by wct6 on October 18, 2007

Check us out now at the Ship of Fools!  In addition to Epic Carnival of course…

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Huge Announcement

Posted by wct6 on October 12, 2007

We are always looking for new challenges.  Not that entertaining you people with snark and half-naked women hasn’t been challenging, but we just need something new. 

Well, something new has arrived.  We have decided to move from writers, to writers/editors.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you The Ship of Fools

We have discovered a stable of completely unknown sports bloggers that, hopefully, with the exposure of this new super blog to showcase their talents, can work to become virtually unknown sports bloggers.

All of the features that made you love (or hate) Wasting Company Time will be there, plus much much more.  More opinion, more analysis, more snark, more chicks.

We would urge you to check it out, and when you get there, drop us a line and let us know what you think.

Have a good weekend folks.  Here is a picture of Kim Kardashian to take you out of the work week.  Thanks Larry.

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And don’t forget to continue to check out the college football preview over at Epic Carnival

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Our EC Blog Poll Ballot – Week 7

Posted by wct6 on October 10, 2007

If you don’t know this by now, you’re just not paying attention. We have a blog poll over at Epic Carnival that comes out every week.  Before you check out the complete rankings according to the carnies, check out our ballot and comments: 

1. LSU – The best team in the nation, but very beatable.

2. Cal – The most impressive bye week I have ever seen. Brilliant.

3. Ohio State – The best defense in the nation (so far)

4. Boston College – This is obviously a fluid situation, but right now, Matt Ryan is the front-runner for the heisman

5. Oregon – Suddenly under most people’s radar after one close loss to a good team

6. Oklahoma – I’m going to give them a pass for that performance against Colorado.  I still think this is a top team

7. USC – I see two or three losses for this team.

8. South Florida – No way they go undefeated in the Big East

9. South Carolina – They control their own destiny to get to the SEC Championship game.

10. Virginia Tech – Getting better and better every week.  This could end up as the best team in the ACC

11. West Virginia – Eh, nothing special.

12. Missouri – Clearly the best team in the train-wreck that is, the Big 12 North.  Big game against OU.

13. Florida – The best two loss team in recent memory

14. Arizona State – Washington, Cal, and Oregon in the next three games will tell us how good ASU really is.

15. Cincinnati – They can’t be for real…. Can they?

16. Kentucky – Brutal, brutal schedule.  And very weak defense.

17. Illinois – This team definitely looks like they are for real

18. Kansas – NOBODY is talking about this team, but they have one more quality win than that Hawaii

19. Tennessee – Welcome back to respectability. 

20. Georgia – Still a decent team

21. Texas – I told you they would lose at least twice this year

* * * * *

Dropped Out

Purdue - Saw that one coming.  You can’t build a team around offense with no D.

Rutgers – Such a dissapointment.  Ray Rice can kiss any shot at the Heisman good bye.

* * * * *

Others Receiving Consideration

Michigan – After hitting rock bottom in week 2, they have been clawing their way back.

Florida St. – Also working back to respectability.  They seem better with Lee at QB.

Auburn - This team can still jump up and bite you .  Just ask the Gators

* * * * *   

NO!  Even After a Win Over 0-6 Utah F-ing State! NO!

Hawaii

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Last Week in Baseball! – The Final Four

Posted by wct6 on October 9, 2007

 If you are like us, you grew up loving “This Week in Baseball” and Mel Allen.  Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!”  Please don’t sue us FOX!

We were 0-4 in the DS round. 0-4!  That’s tough to do even if you’re trying!  Hopefully we do better in the CS round. Hopefully we go at least…1-1.

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Rockies vs. Diamondbacks – If you have been following LWIB all year, then you know how we feel about the Arizona Diamondbacks.  We don’t believe in them.  We half expected them to advance in the NLDS even though they won fewer games in the series.  That would go along with their whole “being the NL’s #1 seed while allowing more runs than they’ve scored” strategy that has worked for them.  They have very little pop in the middle of their lineup, a weak rotation outside of Brandon Webb, a weak bullpen outside of Valverde and Lyon.  Their opponents, the Rocks, are the hottest team in baseball, going 14-1 down the stretch to eek into the playoffs.  When a team is that hot, its hard to go against them (even though we went against them in the 1st round).  We’re sorry, we may be the last ones to the party, but we just cannot see these Diamondbacks getting to the Series.  Give us the Rockies in 6 games.

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Indians vs. Red Sox - No one looked more impressive in their first round series than the Boston Red Sox.  That ALDS could have gone on into December and we’re not sure the Angels would have squeeked out a game.  They got crushed.  The Indians definitely have the best 1-2 punch in terms of starting pitching, but the Red Sox have the best 1-2-3 punch, with Beckett, Schilling, and Matsuzaka.  Not to sound like a broken record, but the reasons we think the Indians could be in trouble in this series are the same reasons we thought they were in trouble in the Division Series.  They are facing a team that is simply too experienced in big games.  Between Beckett, Schilling, and Manny Ramirez, the Sox have three former World Series MVPs on their roster.  We think that the Beckett vs. Sabathia and Matsuzaka vs. Carmona duels will be epic.  Hopefully we get to see two matchups each of those.  These teams are very evenly matched on paper,  but experience, and that seventh game at home makes the difference as the Sox win in 7.  Keep proving us wrong.

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Might as Well Go Ahead and Get This Out of the Way

Posted by wct6 on October 9, 2007

If you would like to see us humble ourselves, check out our mea culpa over at Epic Carnival.

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Wedgie being Wedgie

Posted by wct6 on October 8, 2007

 

For those of you tuning in for Last Week in Baseball, it will be seen here at the conclusion of the first round, in other words, Thursday morning.

When Eric Wedge fills out his lineup card tonight, he will be doing two groups of people a huge favor.  Namely, The New York Yankees, and Jacobs Field beer vendors.  That is because starting Paul Byrd tonight in game 4 virtually ensures that there will be a game 5 on Wednesday back in Cleveland.

Byrd, who lost three of his last four decisions down the stretch, pitched once against the Yankees this season, allowing seven (SEVEN) runs in two (TWO) innings on August 11th.  By the way, that game was played in Cleveland.  In that brilliant outing, in which his ERA was 31.50 and his batting average against was an astronomical .583, Byrd only faced 14 batters, and allowed seven of them to score.  C.C. Sabathia, even on three-days-rest, can do better than that.

Please save your “But Byrd won 15 games this year” comments.  Lets look at Byrd’s last 10 wins.  In reverse order: White Sox, White Sox, Twins, Tigers, Devil Rays, Twins, Twins, Rangers, A’s, Red Sox.  One playoff team.  And during that span he was shelled by the Yankees and Angels, two playoff teams.

The Indians should be pitching Sabathia tonight on short rest, and, if need be, Carmona in game 5 on full rest.  Byrd should be in the bully as a long man in case C.C. gets in trouble.  Chances are, on three-days-rest Sabathia could give the Tribe five innings, and you could mix and match the final four innings with rested releivers Raffy Perez (whom the Yankees haven’t touched) and Raffy Betancourt (whom very few people in the AL touched) setting up for a rested Borowski.  I would take a 75% C.C. in game 4 and if need be a 100% Carmona in game 5 any day over a 100% Byrd and 100% Sabathia.  Wedge should be saying to the Yankees, if you are going to win this series, you are going to have to beat our two best pitchers.

Also, if you are going to post something ridiculous like “Who starts game 1 of the LCS if the Tribe wins in 5?” please save it.  You don’t manage game 5 of the Division Series to set yourself up for the Championship Series.  You have to do everything you can to give yourself the best chance to win the series that you are in right now, then worry about the LCS if you get there.  Eric Wedge is not doing that.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to go bet our next two rent payments on the Yankees in tonights game.

*Update Fire Eric Wedge has hit the blogosphere in anticipation of tonight’s loss.  Incredible*

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Just What We Need Right Now, a Little Distraction

Posted by wct6 on October 5, 2007

Imagine trying to do your job with this picture dancing in your head

 

Probably pretty tough right?  Imagine trying to do your job when you are thinking about fighting with Dwayne Wade over this chick.  Thats got to be even tougher.  Now imagine trying to do your job when you are thinking about fighting with Dwayne Wade over this chick, and your job consists of hitting 90 mph baseballs thrown at you.  Now you know what it feels like to be Derek Jeter, allegedly…maybe.

The FanHouse is speculating that there is a chance that Derek Jeter and the newly single Dwayne Wade might be fighting over this chick, who is named Gabrielle Union.

 Thats good enough for us.

Maybe the scoreboard operator can put this picture

on the board for every Jeter AB.  We can dream can we?

Have a good weekend y’all, and be sure to check out Epic Carnival for a preview of the weekend in college football, and stay tuned for a huge announcement here next week.

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Our EC Blogpoll Ballot – Week 6

Posted by wct6 on October 3, 2007

As you should definitely know by now, we have a blog poll over at Epic Carnival that comes out every week.  Before you check out the complete rankings according to the carnies, check out our ballot and comments: 

1. LSU – The AP voters finally started to see things our way.  Can’t wait to see this team in person Saturday.

2. USC – Sorry. You gotta be able to beat an unranked team by more than 3 to be #1.

3. Cal – Mark our words: They will beat USC.  Well, them or Oregon.

4. Ohio State – Truth be told, we don’t think they are that good.  But we can’t find anyone else to put in this spot, so the Bucks are #4.

5. Florida – We can’t punish them too much for this past weekend.  Plus we want to beleive that this Saturday’s game is still meaningful.

6. Wisconsin – Starting to look like the 2002 Buckeyes.

7. Boston College – They don’t play another tough game for almost a month.

8. South Florida – Tough, tough defense, but a very shaky offense.

9. Oklahoma – Didn’t punish them too much, but they better crush Texas this weekend, or we’re going to really drop them.

10. Kentucky – We love them, but having them ahead of teams like Florida or Oklahoma is insanity.

11. Oregon – We didn’t move them down at all because we were that impressed with this team in defeat Saturday.

12. South Carolina – Steve Spurrier is a coaching god.

13. Virginia Tech – Slowly climbing back up the rankings.  Big game October 25 against BC.

14. West Virginia – We knew that would happen eventually.

15. Texas – See above

16. Georgia – Still think this is a decent team.  Should be an interesting month for them having to play Tennessee and Florida

17. Missouri – We see them destroying Nebraska and going to the Big 12 Championship game without breaking a sweat.

18. Purdue – Lots of O, not much D.  Should be interesting match-up this weekend when the Buckeyes come to West Lafayette.

19. Arizona St. – All they had to do what get rid of Sam Keller, and suddenly this is a pretty good football team

20. Rutgers – How do you lose at home to Maryland??  Ray Rice can kiss the Heisman goodbye

21. Cincinnatti – The Big East now has one more team on my board than the Big Ten.  Weird.  Cincy vs. Rutgers should be a pretty good game this weekend.

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Dropped Out:

Alabama – Ugh.  You lost to a reeling Florida State team?  We take back all of the good things we said about this team.

Clemson – We told you they were overrated!  We told you!

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Others Receiving Consideration:

Michigan State – This is a team people are going to have to deal with.  The other 10 teams in the conference shed a tear when they fired John L. Smith.

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Receiving Consideration? Hell-to-the-naw!

Hawaii (or is it Hawai’i?  Suddenly some people started putting an apostrophe there.)

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Last Week in Baseball! – Playoff Predictions

Posted by wct6 on October 2, 2007

 

If you are like us, you grew up loving “This Week in Baseball” and Mel Allen.  Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!”  Please don’t sue us FOX!

The wonderful month of October is once again here, and it is time for playoff baseball.  The first round provides some intriguing matchups so lets get right to the predictions!

Red Sox vs. Angels – We predicted an all-Los Angeles World Series, with the Angels winning it.  However, we did not anticipate the Dodgers completely imploding and finishing fourth in the NL West.  The Angels are keeping up their end of the deal, and are facing, in our opinion, the weakest team in the AL playoffs.  The Red Sox got out of the gates hot, and were basically a mediocre team for most of the middle and later months of the season.  Josh Beckett is good for two wins, plus the fact that his opponent John Lackey is absolutely abysmal at Fenway Park in his career, so this series will go the distance.  But we can’t go against our prediction from March.  Angels in 5

Rockies vs. Phillies – It is unfortunate that the two hot upstart teams have to face each other in the first round.  Because we feel that either of them could pull a first round upset if they were facing the Diamondbacks or Cubs.  Alas, one of the stories of the year in baseball will end in the first round.  This should be a high-scoring series with the Phillies winning in 5 games.

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – We know, Diamondbacks?  Just weird.  Is it as weird to read it as it was for us to type it?  The Diamondbacks can’t hit, and besides Brandon Webb, they can’t really pitch either.  Arizona was outscored during the regular season, so why should the post season be any different? Brandon Webb is good for one win but the Cubs take it in 4.

Yankees vs. Indians – Charles Barkley once wrote a book called “I May be Wrong, But I Doubt It.”  The story of this series should be “We Hope We’re Wrong, but We Doubt It.”  The Yankees have too much firepower, too much experience.  Basically too many all-star caliber players who have played deep into October.  Plus the Indians seemed to fold up like metal chairs at the mere sight of the Yankee uniform this year.  The Tribe was 0-6 against New York this year.  We watched about 150 of the 162 games the Indians played, and I would venture to say that those were the 6 worst games they played all year.  Sabathia or Carmona gets a win, but other than that, we just don’t see it happening.  This Indians team will (hopefully) be heard from again, but this year, the Yankees win it in 4.

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Nice…Fucking…Team.

Posted by wct6 on September 30, 2007

We have been waiting a long time to get this off our chests, so here goes: Remember this?  

Seems like it was like 1,000 years ago doesn’t it?  Now look where you are.  You losers.  You are 24 games out of first-place.  You are 18 games under .500.  You are fighting off the Kansas City Mother-Fucking Royals to stay out of last place in the division.  You are in the conversation for worst team in baseball.  You have a worse record than the Washington Nationals, who were thought of by many to be one of the worst teams in Major League history.

All but two National League teams have scored more runs than you.  Are you fucking kidding?  How is that even possible? 14 of the 16 teams in the league where the goddam pitcher bats have scored more runs than you?  You have Jim Thome and his 500+ home runs as your DH, they have pitchers, most of whom couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a fucking boat, and almost 90% of them scored more runs than you.

Arizona and their .735 team OPS and Tony Fucking Clark batting cleanup has managed to score more runs than you?  Arizona hasn’t even outscored their own opponents this year, and they have outscored you.

San Diego and their .250 team batting average and 55 stolen bases AS A TEAM, have scored nearly 4o more runs this year than you.

You didn’t think that Cleveland fans would forget that did you? It has been such a pleasure watching you suck all year.  It has made the MLB package so worth it.  Watching your horrible homer broadcasters complain and make excuses while you continue to suck. Watching your asshole players lose and asshole fans in the stands.  Its been fan-fucking-tastic.

You can put THAT on the board.  Yes!

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