- The first day of the MLB Playoffs
- Tonight's Vice Presidential Debate
- The true teams and those who are faking the funk in the NFL
- BCS Title Game and thoughts on the college season so far
SayHey: Hey all
Dews: Hello and welcome to the big show
9:59 AM JackGonzo: Why do I get this feeling you're all singing Saliva
Dews: too early for me to be doin that
SayHey: Yeh, listening to CNN Live
Mr.SanDiego: I jsut got out of bed
Dews: must be nice...
Mr.SanDiego: don't hate the good life
10:00 AM SayHey: Half of this panel is living the dream!
JackGonzo: Same here, apparently Mr. SD and I are on the same schedule
Dews: it wouldn't be so bad if I just went to sleep at a decent hour I guess
10:01 AM SayHey: So the Dems fucked up again. Sen Stevens trial may be declared a mistrial
Dews: but, I'd like the perma-vacation mode
JackGonzo: Let's start off today with yesterday's baseball playoffs, initial reactions?
SayHey: Fuck the Dodgers!
Mr.SanDiego: eh? How is that the dems problem?
JackGonzo: strong initial reaction
Dews: Angels look like the typical Angels team
Mr.SanDiego: Alaska has a Republican majority house
SayHey: Its a Federal trial led by the Dems
10:02 AM JackGonzo: Cole Hamels, best player for the Phillies?
Dews: yesterday he definitely was
Mr.SanDiego: Lets just blame all that on Palin
Mr.SanDiego: Was there baseball yesterday?
SayHey: So Bill Maher calls her
10:03 AM 3 games
Mr.SanDiego: (sarcasm Eric)
Dews: Brew Crew is only gonna win when Sabathia pitchs apparently
SayHey: Tough to pick it up on gchat jimmy
Dews: <-- Got it
Mr.SanDiego: so basically the Angels dissappoint
JackGonzo: you have a tough time picking up on it in real life
10:04 AM Mr.SanDiego: and
JackGonzo: but who do they disappoint?
SD can couche for me, there are no actual Angels fans
Mr.SanDiego: The Angels were so strong during the season
Dews: yea, even with Tex in that lineup, they still look like the typical flop playoff team
Mr.SanDiego: I think the lack of a pennant race hurt them
JackGonzo: sure there are Naked Gun and Angels in the Outfield fans, but no real Angels fan
Mr.SanDiego: they are soft
SayHey: Angels will bounce back
10:05 AM Dews: At least with Cashman signing a 3 year extension in NY, that clinches the O's getting Tex as their 1b next year :)
JackGonzo: SayHey are you talking bout Stevens or TrooperGate?
Mr.SanDiego: I hate any good coming to the Dodgers but it sure was nuce to see all those dissappointed Cubs fans
SayHey: That was the only silver lining last night
10:06 AM JackGonzo: I'm telling you, Rays Cubs and have Lou's former team rip the heart out of the Cubs and the Yankees
Dews: as much as I hate Manny too, that ball he hit out had no business being hit that hard
that man is a beast...
SayHey: He is 4-5 with a HR
10:07 AM Dews: Jason Bay proved Sox didn't need him though
JackGonzo: We received complaints, thoughts on Phillies?
Dews: eh, they can prolly limp through first round
which is unfortunate
Mr.SanDiego: Yes very
Dews: I'm still pullin for Brew Crew, but I figured Gallardo and Sabathia would bail em out
10:08 AM Mr.SanDiego: because we need the winner of the Brewers - Phillies to go to the series
SayHey: Agree with Dews
Mr.SanDiego: so we can avoid the abomination
also though Burrell may be out for a while
which could have helped
JackGonzo: I'd rather see the Phillies then the Brewers
10:09 AM Dews: no Philly fans ever please :)
JackGonzo: shouldn't we, being the catalyst of Speed Racer's meltdown be supporting that?
SayHey: Thats blasphomy Gonzo
Mr.SanDiego: The thought of certain uneducated Phillie fans though does turn my stomach
SayHey: Some sacrifices must be made
Dews: I gave Philly a chance, i went there, had a cheese steak at Geno's, it was awful
10:10 AM SayHey: Id rather see Speed Racer own a ring than Philly fan happy
Dews: agree with SayHey
JackGonzo: Perhaps it's the hate I have for Bud Selig that makes it hard for me to cheer for the Brewers
Dews: Gonzo, I kinda feel the same way, hate having Bud Light get any satisfaction out of that
10:11 AM JackGonzo: We all know thought that Philly isn't happy unless they have a ring and I think weall agree that the NL isn't winning this year
10:12 AM Side Note, caffeinated gum is vastly underrated
10:13 AM just fyi
SayHey: True, but we dont want to give them hope either
Philly fan with a chance is dangerous
JackGonzo: K, next question. Tonight we have our chat (not audio since someone would rather play RB2 with a Hooosier, and it isn't one who is marrying on next spring), thoughts on the VP Debate which could be more entertaining then the Stockdale ones
10:14 AM Dews: I knew Jack Kennedy, you sir are no Jack Kennedy...
Mr.SanDiego: Honestly I thought about this last night
JackGonzo: Where are we? Why am I here?!
Mr.SanDiego: and I think Palin is sandbagging
They have downplayed expectations
Dews: oh sure, both sides are doing that
10:15 AM JackGonzo: Obama's camp isn't
SayHey: All Biden needs to do is not speak
Let Palin dig her own grave
Mr.SanDiego: but word is that she was very sharp in her previous debates (that she actually attended)
Dews: Biden has been talking Palin up a little bit
Mr.SanDiego: Yeah, the dems need to watch out
Dews: either way, this is yet another "no-win" situation almost for Dems
10:16 AM Mr.SanDiego: because even a moderate improvement over her tv interviews might help her and McCain
Dews: seemingly every year we have the battle of slightly retarded vs decent speaking Dem
it makes Debates pointless
JackGonzo: The interesting thing I noticed though about her past experience of debates is that is was never one on one, and she would let the other two fight it out and have a lil quip
Now she's one on one
10:17 AM Mr.SanDiego: This is the latest on her
only one in three voters now see her as qualified
10:18 AM JackGonzo: is that her "trip to china" for the olympics?
Dews: ahh, Wonkette! Get that right wing propaganda outta here!
JackGonzo: gotta love jack cafferty http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/10/02/cafferty-on-palin-how-can-anyone-including-john-mccain-take-this-woman-seriously/
Mr.SanDiego: oh, as a side bar check out this confrontation from last night
JackGonzo: He's like the old, damn kids and their ZZ Top!
Dews: yea, he gets worked up over her just about every day
10:19 AM JackGonzo: I read about this last night oo
What an ass, Obama is trying to be professional and McCain does his best Belicheat impression
10:21 AM Mr.SanDiego: so my guess is Palin goes to the sympathy card
10:22 AM JackGonzo: This commercial break is brought to you by LOG!
Mr.SanDiego: and mentions her met addicted baby
JackGonzo: you mean her daughterrs?
Dews: She's so brave....
10:23 AM Mr.SanDiego: It may not happen tho
JackGonzo: Let's get to our next question...We're coming up on week 5 in the NFL, who are our real contenders and who is just faking the funk?
Dews: every team in the NFC East
10:24 AM Mr.SanDiego: house republicans will fail again today, and Palin will come to Washington to build a bridge...to nowhere
JackGonzo: maybe a big bridge over DC so you don't have to drive through it to get to Maryland
10:25 AM so every team in the NFC East is faking the funk, is that your position dews?
Dews: no, just 4 of the top 10 teams are in the East
Mr.SanDiego: well nice to see that NFC East fans are still myopic
10:26 AM Dews: Records speak louder then potential :)
Mr.SanDiego: so in the land of reality
since only three of those teams can possibly make the playoffs
Dews: Giants have to still be the team to beat, being the defending champions
Mr.SanDiego: who is the worst of the east
Westbrook may miss Sundays game
10:27 AM Without him they are garbage
Buckhalter brings nothing to that offense
SayHey: None whatsoever
JackGonzo: I think they are the most underrated, their defense keeps them in games. Now they have the worst offense, but their defense is strong
Mr.SanDiego: I guess McNabb lighting it up in Week 1 is all but forgotten
JackGonzo: who did they play week 1?
Mr.SanDiego: they do have a dangerous passing offense too
SayHey: Pretty much
10:28 AM Dews: oh no, McNabb is still great, but without Westbrook to balance things out, its pretty one-dimensional
Eagles aren't going to beat you on the ground with Buckhalter
SayHey: Not at all
Mr.SanDiego: he is a passable backup
and they did beat the Steelers with him
SayHey: But he isnt a threat
10:29 AM JackGonzo: Just for the record they played the worst team in the NFL, the Rams, week one, hence gaudy numbers
Dews: still not that impressed with the Steelers
SayHey: Steelers D is amazing tho
Dews: and that tackling dummy Ben
Mr.SanDiego: so I would argue that Carolina is better than maybe the NFC East
SayHey: But without Parker, the offense becomes predictable
10:30 AM Hands down
JackGonzo: as long as Rashard keeps fumbling
SayHey: Although Atlanta is making a case
Dews: You think Carolina is better then the Giants?
Mr.SanDiego: at least right now
Dews: or Dallas?
JackGonzo: Very possibly
Mr.SanDiego: Atlanta has a rookie QB
SayHey: But they are winning
Mr.SanDiego: they are not a contender
SayHey: 2 great RBs
And no distractions, ie Vick and Hall
JackGonzo: they have two backs, two wrs, a QB that has actually won a playoff game
10:31 AM Mr.SanDiego: Wrong
they lost to Carolina and Tampa Bay
and beat the Lions and Cheifs
you are way off on Atlanta
10:32 AM JackGonzo: I agree
Dews: Atlanta has some talent, but they aren't ready for the big show yet
good sign of things to come though
SayHey: Fair enough, but just wait and see
JackGonzo: they're better then they were, but still got a long way to go
there's no WR threat on ATL at all
Mr.SanDiego: yeah, Atlanta is a surprise in that they don't suck in a Chiefs, Lions, Raiders sort of way
JackGonzo: the raiders dont suck
SayHey: Thoughts on the Titans?
10:33 AM They kinda do
Mr.SanDiego: Titans are dangerous
JackGonzo: that team could easily be 3-1 right now
Dews: Titan's physical D will keep things close in any game
Mr.SanDiego: but I don't think another team can pull off what the Ravens and Bucs did, win a SSuperbowl with defense
Dews: and they have a QB that doesn't do anything flashy, but doesn'tmake many mistakes either
JackGonzo: the titans are playing 00 ravens football
Dews: I'd argue that Collins is better then Dilfer though
Mr.SanDiego: at some point these multi threat offenses are going to get to them
Dews: even though he's a jackass
JackGonzo: Dilfer's ring says different
SayHey: Titans are using RB by committee also
10:34 AM Dews: true that Gonzo
SayHey: This is true
JackGonzo: rolling thunder and lightning
SayHey: Titans remind of the Steelers
Mr.SanDiego: Hey, we beat them twice last year, same D
JackGonzo: just without the WR threats
Mr.SanDiego: but those were had wins
SayHey: Good defense, goalline RB to compliment a workhorse RB
10:35 AM So Denver is finally coming back down to reality
JackGonzo: Denver sucks
JackGonzo: that is my vote for faking the funk
Mr.SanDiego: their lack of D is gonna kill their chances of going past first round of the playoffs
JackGonzo: though Ratface's reaction to Kiffin getting fired was money
10:36 AM Dews: Shannahan?
JackGonzo: Broncos aren't making the playoffs
Dews: He's still owed money from Davis
Mr.SanDiego: How about Travis Henry this morning
JackGonzo: Kiffin is going to be in the same bout
SayHey: The cocainne bust? haha
JackGonzo: Hey, you gotta pay for 9 kids somehow
10:37 AM Now, well hard to pay child support when you're in jail and not making any money
SayHey: They become the states problem
10:38 AM JackGonzo: Which state though? They're in multiple states I believe
SayHey: Good point
Mr.SanDiego: So what is the deal in the west
NFC west that is
SayHey: Ugly in the West
Niners are still capable of winning the division
Mr.SanDiego: is this the year the Niners break out of their cave
SayHey: I think so
10:39 AM Our line needs to protect O'Sullivan
Mr.SanDiego: funny that all it took was Alex Smith going away
JackGonzo: it's a battle of attrition in the west, and Nolan battling for his job
SayHey: Dont get me started on SMith
Mr.SanDiego: they play New England this Sunday
JackGonzo: A winnable game
10:40 AM Mr.SanDiego: should be a great test to see where both teams are
Its in SF
And if Miami can destroy NE, then we have a shot
Dews: I'm not ready to write off NE yet
JackGonzo: Final question of the day, predictions on this year's BCS Title game.
SayHey: No not at all
Mr.SanDiego: It can confirm if the Pats really are failing and if the Niners are for real
Dews: I'm pretty sure if I suited upI could still lead them to the playoffs
Mr.SanDiego: Yeah, I am not gonna write them off jsut yet
SayHey: I wouldnt
10:41 AM SayHey: This of course, if Billy boy doesnt get busted for player tampering
Al Davis is completely nuts
JackGonzo: But is it tampering if it's with the Raiders?
Mr.SanDiego: no one believes that story
Mr.SanDiego: I am surprised that Bob Kraft hasn't gone coastal to bitchslap him
JackGonzo: back to the final question, BCS Title game, predictions, go!
10:42 AM Mr.SanDiego: LSU
and fill in the blank
SayHey: Kraft knows Davis is on his last breathe
They are creaping up
JackGonzo: LSU? The team struggled against Miss St and hasn't played a real team yet
SayHey: Missouri looks good
As does Texas
JackGonzo: OU, also hasn't played a real team yet either
10:43 AM There is one team right now I keep seeing kill everyone they've played...
SayHey: Why I added Texas
Mr.SanDiego: And they will cancel each other out
JackGonzo: Texas played Arkansas at least
Mr.SanDiego: one team will be from the SEC
SayHey: Arkansas with an unproven running game
JackGonzo: but that wasn't who I was talkin bout
Mr.SanDiego: I think it will be LSU sneaking in again
SayHey: I dont see it
JackGonzo: Penn State is killing everyone
10:44 AM SayHey: No way will they make it
JackGonzo: SEC is going to eat itself alive...if Vandy doesn't sneak up and shock the world
Mr.SanDiego: Big 12 will eat itself too though
JackGonzo: It's conference play now, have you seen another Big Ten team as good as they are?
Which is why USC still has a shot
10:45 AM Mr.SanDiego: Three letters for ya
B Y U
JackGonzo: could it be Bama and Penn State?
10:46 AM True, but even when Boise made it and were undefeated the teams in the title game weren't
they still won't give it to a western conference who isn't the pac 10
Mr.SanDiego: They have two PAC 10 wins this season
10:47 AM at the time both were ranked teams too
JackGonzo: LSU still has Florida, Bama, Ole Miss and Georgia, not to mention the title game
Dews: <-- totally lost still with College Football, so waiting for my chance on another topic :)
SayHey: Indiana U!!!
JackGonzo: and I don't know if LSU wins ANY of those games
SayHey: learn it Dews
Mr.SanDiego: Do the Catamounts have a football team?
Dews: they are developing one I believe
10:48 AM SayHey: They are aggressive women. Morrison will learn this soon enough
Mr.SanDiego: don't underestimate Les Miles
SayHey: Oh hell no
Dews: actually I'm supposed to pull for Purdue in exchange for one more Redskins fan
Ah a Boilermaker
10:49 AM Mr.SanDiego: I think it is still too early in CFB though to make a call
after this weekend things will look better
JackGonzo: Now, an interesting thought, what about a mid major title game?
Dews: yea, things seem pretty fluid still
JackGonzo: What if it comes down to BYU, Boise and South Florida all being undefeated?
10:50 AM who cares about a runner up game
better is ever team had a fair shot at the BCS though
JackGonzo: no, I mean those teams in the BCS Title game
not an actual mid major title game
Mr.SanDiego: One of those teams might make it
10:51 AM but not two
JackGonzo: what if every other big school has two losses?
Mr.SanDiego: so tomorrow are we talking about the weekend games?
JackGonzo: or one embarrassing one like Ohio State? Yes, tomorrow we'll discuss the annual Seminole/Hurricane thug down
10:52 AM Mr.SanDiego: See, Ohio State beats Penn St
Dews: do we know who is available to play and who is on parole?
JackGonzo: But we're ending here as for the east coast it's lunch date time
Mr.SanDiego: for us late risers
Mr.SanDiego: later skaters
JackGonzo: love my raisin bread
10:53 AM See you all tonight for the debate chat