Thursday, September 27, 2007

Runway Challenge Week 5

A friend of mine came up with this idea, but since this has truly been a historic seven days in terms of moronic behavior, I'm adopting it for the Runway blog. I present to you the nominees for sports dopes of the week.
  • Willie Williams, (former) LB, Louisville: Oft-arrested teen's criminal record cost him a scholarship to Miami. No other schools would touch him. Louisville gave him a second chance, under strict rules of conduct. But Williams, after being pulled over by police, attempted to hide his stash of weed in his mouth. Uh, Willie? Didn't you think the cops would eventually ask you a few questions?

  • Bud Black, manager, San Diego Padres: Ok, Milton Bradley is the most tempermental athlete since Albert (Joey) Belle. But lost in the whole Bradley vs. umpire Mike Winters (both dopes, mind you) confrontation is Black, who felt the need to yank and pull on Bradley so violently while attempting to restrain him he forced Bradley to tear his ACL. Here's a tip for Black and any future managers of Bradley. Just carry blow darts filled with horse tranquilizers and stash them in your back pocket. When Milton goes off on one of his inevitable tantrums against umps, fans, opposing pitchers, inanimate objects, etc., you slyly take out a dart and blow. Effective, and no one will be the wiser.

  • O.J. Simpson, criminal: The Juice, apparently taking a break from trying to find the real killers, was pinched in Vegas for trying to steal sports memorabilia he claimed was his. Do you realize O.J. makes $400,000/year from his NFL pension (which can't be touched by any lawsuits) and spends his days playing golf and chasing skirts? This nutcase simply needs to be in the spotlight, for better or worse.

  • Michael Vick, dog killer: Tested positive for marijuana while awaiting indictment for dog fighting and animal cruelty charges. No one is surprised. Remember when Vick refused to throw his "special" water bottle with the secret compartment away at an airport?

  • Hope Solo, GK, Team USA: Solo, no relation to Han Solo, threw her teammate and fellow keeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team under the bus after a loss to Brazil at the World Cup. Solo was riding a shutout streak before the U.S. coach decided to play the No. 2 keeper. Stange decision, for sure. The backup, a veteran getting on in years, hadn't played in three months and allowed four goals in the loss. Solo, ever the class act, publicly criticized the decision after the game. Solo claimed she would have saved all of the goals Brazil scored. Sure you would've, Hope Solo. Sure you would've. Now if the Yankees would have only put me in to face Luis Gonzalez in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series instead of Mariano Rivera...

  • Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State football coach, 40-year old man (in case you hadn't heard): The great orator decided not to acknowledge his team's big win over Texas Tech Saturday, instead spending over 3 minutes berating a female newspaper columnist before storming out like a scorned 6-year old just told he has to finish his milk or he can't watch Dora the Explorer. Whether you agree it was justified or not, Gundy came off sounding like the dumbest man in Oklahoma. He should have called the whole thing off after beginning his hissy fit with the opening line "this was given to me by a mother....of children." Instead, he went into an overly dramatic rant that sounded like a warped mix of Gunnery Sgt. Hartman from Full Metal Jacket and Andy Kauffman yelling at a Memphis pro wrestling crowd about being a real man just before challenging any woman in the audience to wrestle him for the intergender championship. The next day, Gundy said it was "unfortunate" his rant overshadowed his teams win. Was that the media's fault, too, Mike?

Enough of this. Let's get on to the picks.

Game 1: CONNECTICUT (-15) over Akron

Game 2: Air Force (+3) over NAVY

Game 3: Syracuse (-2) over MIAMI-OH

Game 4: Michigan State (+7.5) over WISCONSIN

Game 5: RUTGERS (-17) over Maryland

Game 6: Cal (+6) over OREGON

Game 7: Louisville (-9.5) over NC STATE

Game 8: Alabama (+3) over FLORIDA STATE

Game 9: UCLA (+2) over OREGON STATE

Game 10: VIRGINIA (-6) over Pittsburgh

Game 11: Cincinnati (-15) over SAN DIEGO STATE

Game 12: HOLY CROSS (-6) over Yale

Here are the results from Week 4:

1. kooch 9-2

2. Chip 7-4

3. SeanO's ghost 6-5

sturge-rock 6-5

seano 6-5

pete 6-5

ian 6-5

8. alex 5-6

Dan 5-6

Will L 5-6

11. Vinny 4-7

sammy 4-7

13. kevin 3-8

14. caleb 2-9

overall standings

1. Ian 27

SeanO's Ghost 27

Chip 27

Kooch 27

5. Sammy 23

Vinny from East Haven 23

7. DetroitTigersHater 21

8. sturge-rock 18

9. Kevin 17

10. Wil L 16

11. Alex 16

12. Pete 15

13. Caleb Mandrake 12

14. Dan 10

15. Steve P 8

Get your picks in by clicking "comments" below.

18 Comments:

Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Chip's picks
Game 1: CONNECTICUT (-15) over Akron
Game 2: Air Force (+3) over NAVY
Game 3: Syracuse (-2) over MIAMI-OH
Game 4: Michigan State (+7.5) over WISCONSIN
Game 5: RUTGERS (-17) over Maryland
Game 6: Cal (+6) over OREGON
Game 7: Louisville (-9.5) over NC STATE
Game 8: Alabama (+3) over FLORIDA STATE
Game 9: UCLA (+2) over OREGON STATE
Game 10: VIRGINIA (-6) over Pittsburgh
Game 11: Cincinnati (-15) over SAN DIEGO STATE
Game 12: HOLY CROSS (-6) over Yale

September 28, 2007 12:50 AM 
Blogger Dan said...

CONNECTICUT
NAVY
MIAMI-OH
WISCONSIN
Maryland
OREGON
Louisville
FLORIDA STATE
UCLA
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Yale

September 28, 2007 7:31 AM 
Anonymous Sammy said...

Sammys picks
Game 1: Akron
Game 2: NAVY
Game 3: Syracuse
Game 4: WISCONSIN
Game 5: Maryland
Game 6: Cal
Game 7: Louisville
Game 8: FLORIDA STATE
Game 9: OREGON STATE
Game 10: Pittsburgh
Game 11: Cincinnati
Game 12: Yale

September 28, 2007 9:15 AM 
Blogger DetroitTigersHater said...

Game 1: UConn
Game 2: Air Force
Game 3: Cuse
Game 4: Wisconsin
Game 5: Maryland
Game 6: Cal
Game 7: Louisville
Game 8: Alabama
Game 9: UCLA
Game 10: Pittsburgh
Game 11: Cincinnati
Game 12: Yale

September 28, 2007 9:30 AM 
Anonymous caleb mandrake said...

Caleb's picks
Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 2: NAVY
Game 3: MIAMI-OH
Game 4: WISCONSIN
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: OREGON
Game 7: NC STATE
Game 8: Alabama
Game 9: UCLA
Game 10: VIRGINIA
Game 11: Cincinnati
Game 12: Yale

September 28, 2007 10:32 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete's picks:
Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 2: Air Force
Game 3: MIAMI-OH
Game 4: Michigan State
Game 5: Maryland
Game 6: Cal
Game 7: Louisville
Game 8: Alabama
Game 9: UCLA
Game 10: VIRGINIA
Game 11: Cincinnati
Game 12: HOLY CROSS

September 28, 2007 2:53 PM 
Anonymous kooch said...

Kooch's picks
Game 1: Akron
Game 2: NAVY
Game 3: MIAMI-OH
Game 4: Michigan State
Game 5: Maryland
Game 6: Cal
Game 7: Louisville
Game 8: FLORIDA STATE
Game 9: OREGON STATE
Game 10: VIRGINIA
Game 11: SAN DIEGO STATE
Game 12: Yale

September 28, 2007 3:57 PM 
Anonymous SeanO'sGhost said...

SeanO'sGhost picks:

Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 2: NAVY
Game 3: Syracuse
Game 4: WISCONSIN
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: OREGON
Game 7: NC STATE
Game 8: Alabama
Game 9: OREGON STATE
Game 10: VIRGINIA
Game 11: Cincinnati
Game 12: Boola Boola...Boola Boola

September 28, 2007 5:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONNECTICUT

NAVY

Syracuse

WISCONSIN

RUTGERS

Cal

Louisville

Alabama

UCLA

Pittsburgh

Cincinnati

Yale

Chip, is this a win loss pick, or do you factor in the spread?

Wil L

September 28, 2007 8:02 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Yale-Holy Cross is a spread game.

September 28, 2007 9:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwww....where is Vinny? Ready to admit BC is the worst team in the Top 15? Move to the BE and they struggle to qualify for a bowl.

September 28, 2007 10:27 PM 
Blogger ian said...

Game 1: CONNECTICUT

Game 2: Air Force

Game 3: Syracuse

Game 4: WISCONSIN

Game 5: RUTGERS

Game 6: Cal

Game 7: Louisville

Game 8: Alabama

Game 9: UCLA

Game 10: VIRGINIA

Game 11: Cincinnati

Game 12: Yale

September 28, 2007 11:46 PM 
Anonymous Vinny from East Haven said...

Vinny's Picks...
1. Akron (after the Temple debacle, I will NEVER pick the Huskies when they are favored)
2. Navy
3. Syracuse
4. Wisconsin
5. Maryland
6. Cal
7. Louisville
8. Alabama
9. UCLA
10. Pitt
11. Cincy
12. Yale

Still seeing a lot of people unwilling to put their names on their personal attacks on the Vin Machine. Sad.

September 29, 2007 12:26 AM 
Anonymous Kevin said...

Covers in CAPS

UCONN 31, Akron 14
NAVY 24, Air Force 20
SYRACUSE 27, Miami 17
WISCONSIN 30, Michigan State 21
Rutgers 28, MARYLAND 14
Oregon 42, CAL 38
LOUISVILLE 45, NC State 31
ALABAMA 26, Florida State 21
UCLA 37, Oregon State 34
Virginia 20, PITTSBURGH 17
CINCINNATI 41, San Diego State 14
HOLY CROSS 21, Yale 14

September 29, 2007 1:54 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Have to agree with Vinny. Pot shots at other posters (within proper decorum) are always welcome on the Runway. But they won't be published anonymously any more.

September 29, 2007 11:24 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

week 5 results
1. Dan 9-3
pete 9-3
kooch 9-3
4. Chip 7-5
kevin 7-5
sammy 7-5
tigershater 7-5
caleb 7-5
will l 7-5
ian 7-5
vinny 7-5
12. seano's ghost 5-7

September 30, 2007 10:26 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

1. Kooch 36
2. Ian 34
Chip 34
4.SeanO's Ghost 32
5. Sammy 30
Vinny from East Haven 30
7. DetroitTigersHater 28
8. Kevin 24
Pete 24
10. Will L 23
11. Caleb Mandrake 19
Dan 19
13. sturge-rock 18
14. Alex 16
15. Steve P 8

September 30, 2007 10:29 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Overall standings

1. Kooch 36
2. Ian 34
Chip 34
4.SeanO's Ghost 32
5. Sammy 30
Vinny from East Haven 30
7. DetroitTigersHater 28
8. Kevin 24
Pete 24
10. Will L 23
11. Caleb Mandrake 19
Dan 19
13. sturge-rock 18
14. Alex 16
15. Steve P 8

September 30, 2007 10:30 AM 

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