Friday, January 19, 2007

Sports Bloggers Agree: We Rule

With the Blogfather Jamie Mottram in New York for a couple days, it gave us sports bloggers the impetus to get together, drink in excess, and feel like less of the freaks that we are.

L-R: Henry Abbott, Captain Caveman, Dan Shanoff, A.J. Daulerio, Some random dude, Peter Schrager, Jamie Mottram. Willfully obscured in front: Wizznutzz

Here's how the night went down:

Leitch
: Congrats on the BEST SPORTS BLOG award. You guys really deserved it.
Me: I know.
Shanoff: I cannot believe how good your blog is.
Me: Yeah.
Abbott: Honestly? Kissing Suzy makes me like the NBA less.
Me: We own.
Daulerio: I'm not the balls. KSK is. Sorry for the mistake.
Me: It happens.
Schrager: You guys are cooler than my Starter jacket.
Me: The Giants suck.
Mottram: You're so fired.
Me: I never liked this job anyway.

Put that on loop for five hours, and that's pretty much the whole night. The Wizznutzz guy talked, too, but it was mostly in some mixture of Tagalog and pidgin Spanish.

And yes, Will was wearing a blazer over a t-shirt. I'm telling you, it's how we writers dress up.

53 comments:

Unsilent Majority said...

oh my god a group photo! so bitter...so bitter

Unsilent Majority said...

if Henry started loving the NBA less the apocalypse wouldn't be far behind.

Jackin'4Beats said...

Wizznutzz with the Red Stripe. Teaching our white friends how to dance for over 100 years!

Beer, hoo-ray beer!

jeskeets said...

Unless MJD's hiding in the beer pail, that photo is sadly incomplete.

The Angry Rant said...

Red Stripe, Schlitz, and Schweppes? Now THAT's a party.

Unsilent Majority said...

skeets, it's an nyc thing...

PANGER said...

as frank zappa said, "the older i get, the more i realize life is like high school."

flubby said...

Total sausagefest.

4giantsfans said...

Unless Will and Jamie are the same person (or Jamie is invisible), I think the caption is off.

Is it just me?

Unsilent Majority said...

Will is "some random dude"

jeskeets said...

No, UM. You gotta fly MJD in for stuff like this. He'd have probably live-blogged the whole fuckin' thing...

Angelos said...

You guys talk? That's so gay.

Drink beer, throw cards, stare at TV.

What's with this "talk" stuff?

TheBigO said...

Man, and I totally expected to see at least a few brothas among the soprts blogging crowd.

I'm so fuckin shocked right now.

whitefolks said...

And there wasn't a rumble with the Queer Eye guys?

Unsilent Majority said...

bigo- Henry's albino

MDG said...

When I think of blogger this is exactly what I picture.

Grimey said...

So which one of you did Shanoff challenge to light a cigarette lighter 10 times in a row?

Unsilent Majority said...

The Wizznutzz are really just Imelda Marcos. That explains all of those Gil Zeros.

Grimey said...

Whoops... wrong link.

Unsilent Majority said...

it would have been funny if the first link had gone to 4 Rooms.

peter king crowned my ass said...

Where the white women at?

killawatt said...

Was everyone standing on Falco's decomposing corpse?

mutoni said...

i see white people!

highonLowe said...

Is Daulerio double-fistin' highlife light? And Leich with a pepsi?
AJ to Miami for the Superbowl instead of Will makes a lot more sense now.

Chris said...

jesus i have not seen four rooms in forever. the blazer tshirt is a nice combo. i suppose you would have opted for the cut off hoody um?

highonLowe said...

Did thebiglead guy come uninvited and blow stuff out of proportion?

Christmas Ape said...

but it was mostly in some mixture of Tagalog and pidgin Spanish.

I only speak Esperanto. The blogger software translates it to English for me.

Unsilent Majority said...

I would have rocked this...
http://www.cmonwealth.com/item.php?id=471

If I could afford such a garment.

4giantsfans said...

Here we go with the Sports Gyno: "At this point, I was starting to get bummed out. How could people not appreciate an undermanned, banged-up underdog that persevered simply by playing well together, by being well-coached and well-prepared, by pulling off all the Little Things and by believing in one another and steadfastly trusting they could pull out any close game? How could people not appreciate Troy Brown's supernatural strip of Marlon McCree (one of the greatest heads-up plays in Boston sports history), or Brady's slogging through a dog-crap game and having the balls to zing that ridiculously clutch throw to Reche Caldwell on the winning drive? How could they fail to be impressed that Belichick and the Pats knocked off a 16-1 team, a 16-2 team, a 15-3 team, a 14-2 team, a 14-3 team and a 14-4 team over the past five Januarys?"

Couple of paragraphs down, he takes a shot at bloggers:

"For instance, since last Sunday's games were played, dozens of columnists, bloggers and radio hosts wrote or vented about the same theme: "This sucks, I can't believe we have to watch another Pats-Colts playoff game!" And none of them provided any real insight on why such a matchup possibly sucked. Hey, who needs insight? It's much more fun just to complain. I'm tired of Manning, I'm tired of Belichick, I'm tired of Brady, I'm tired of the Pats ... Really, you're a football fan and you're not interested in seeing whether the Colts can upend their long-time nemesis and finally make a Super Bowl? That's not cutting it for you?"

What a douche!!!

jp / john paul / paul said...

hmmm.... tagalog? i am from the philippines...

Awful Announcing- said...

It's amazing how sports writers are usually disgusting slobs, and bloggers are skinny emo dudes. There's a case study in there somewheres.

Captain Caveman said...

I'm not emo. I'm fucking punk rock, man.

MDG said...

Hey 4Giantsfans: He at least admits he has a problem that BDD has pointed out.

"I can't believe Bird retired 15 years ago and I still bring him up in every column. I need professional help."

peter king crowned my ass said...

AA, put me down for "disgusting slob."

Unsilent Majority said...

AA, I think both of us are somewhere in between. We're bridge the gap baby!

Awful Announcing- said...

Ha, okay then....case study solved. It's just the New Yorkers then. Glad that's over.

TheBigO said...

Hey, it's friday. Where's a honey? All I see are some pasty, ethnically challenged nerds, what gives?

Big Daddy Drew said...

thebigo makes a good point. I can smell the gay from here.

And Abbott looks like he's murdered at least 16 people.

Mike said...

I can smell the gay from here.

Abbott & Shanoff's left arms extending backwards, CC with an "I'm ejeculating right now" smile . . . hmmm. No wonder Wizznutzz is shielding his eyes.

Enrico said...

Mottram looks like he needs a cheeseburger. Tell those AOL suits to give you some lunch money.

AJ double fisting. Wouldn't expect any less.

Unsilent Majority said...

enrico just made jamie's whole day

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SportsBog said...

hey guys, thanks for the invite, which i assume will arrive any day now. hope you all listened to the shins and drank some pbr and talked about how park slope is getting too yuppy and discussed vintage aba t-shirts and all that other hipster [stuff]. i am allowed to say [stuff] here, right? i'm not on company time. no? ah, forget it.

unsilent, want to come get a beer in petworth? petworth is the new brooklyn. i'm telling you.

Unsilent Majority said...

steinz, i can imagine how badly you wanted to hit up the hasidic express to manhattan for a few tequila shots.
just call me back when you find out if big red is gonna be there...

flubby said...

petworth is the new brooklyn

Add that shit to the list

Suss & The Family Stone said...

In homage to my recently recovered MST3K DVDS:

If this picture gets any more soul, we'll have to order out for greens.

Jamie Mottram said...

DC Sports Bloggers Summit happening in February! Place and time to be determined, but I just thought I'd throw that out there now.

By the way, Caveman shaves his chest. True story.

Unsilent Majority said...

HA!

twoeightnine said...

AJ might be the balls but it looks like he wants a little boy to touch his.

Uncle Mikey said...
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Uncle Mikey said...

Hey, you found the cast photo for Shaving Ryan's Privates, winner of three Nutz D'Or at the 2006 Hineys.

killawatt said...

Where the fuck are the Playmaker and the BACK BACK BACK Door Man? Those guys pull more tail in a weekend than all you schmoes pull in month.

Captain Caveman said...

Those guys pull more tail in a weekend than all you schmoes pull in month.

At last I've been put in my place by a faceless website commenter. Yes, if only I could be more like Michael Irvin, then my life would finally have some kind of meaning...

Oh, that's my nice way of saying "Go fuck yourself."