Archive for May, 2017

When Does the Fall Finally Stop?

Posted: May 30, 2017 by cschrump in Uncategorized

by Chad Schrump / @Hoosier_Hoops

I was home, sitting in my recliner late last Wednesday night and as I’m prone to do, checked the ol’ Twitter machine. There, I found an update on Tiger Woods.  That interested me greatly because even through his craziness, and my God, has there ever been anyone with more craziness …he was still one of my favorite athletes of all-time.  “What’s up with Eldrick,” I wondered?

Tiger said he felt as good as he’s felt in a long time and couldn’t wait to compete again. I kinda shook my head and wrote a quick email to myself that said simply, “TW – Write.” I’d been wanting to write something over the weekend and thought that Tiger Woods would be as good of a story as I could think of even though he’d kind of gone off the radar for a spell while recovering from yet another back surgery.  My reminder, so I wouldn’t forget about writing about Tiger Woods, was sent.

After this past weekend, that reminder email to wax poetic about Woods was a complete waste of time as all hell completely broke loose in Tiger World. Woods instantly became story 1A, 1B, and 1C.  A DUI in Jupiter, Florida.  Are you shitting me?  You’ve seen the mug shot.  Jesus, we’ve all seen the mug shot. Damn! It should be captioned with, “Life comes at you fast!”  That’s literally one of the worst pictures I’ve ever seen.  Ever.  His eye lids look like they’re tied down with regulation size bowling balls.  A national punchline – no, oh no – a worldwide punchline staring blankly at a police camera for all of the world to take in.

What the heck, Tiger? Did the police give that wispy hair a noogie on the way to your booking?  You look like a southern Indiana meth head.  What’s happened to you?  Other than Michael Jordan, I have never seen a prouder athlete.  You were above it all.  Now this?

Last Wednesday, Tiger said he felt really good and wanted to think about competing again. Well, after Sunday night’s escapades, no wonder!  That dude’s been feeling good because apparently, he’s been getting higher than a kite.  Hard to feel back pain when you aren’t sure what planet you’re currently inhabiting.

Tiger came out yesterday in an attempt at damage control saying, “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

Uh, okay. This man is mixing medications, now?!  This guy is taking so many prescription pain killers that Monday morning, he looked like he was dredged up from a lagoon! He’s so high on painkillers that he can’t drive his own damn car without the cops stopping him?  Wow.

This is turning into such a sad, sad story. Tiger Woods was once one of the most iconic figures in the history of sports;  one of the rare athletes that could transcend across all lines – color, religion, economic, gender, etc.  He was appointment television.  He blistered golf balls almost as much as he blistered television ratings.  He collected major golf championships the way children collect seashells on a beach vacation.  How long ago was that, anyway?

We’re all aware of Tiger’s marital transgressions. There’s not been one major championship won since the affairs were exposed for the world to see but even then, a busted marriage happens, right?  Even the world’s best and brightest sometimes fail at marriage.  But this?

It pains me to say but it is apparent that Eldrick Tiger Woods, one of the greatest athletes I’ve ever seen, needs some help.

And for the first time in a very long time, I’m not talking about his golf game.

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NEVER FORGET, FOREVER HONOR

Posted: May 29, 2017 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Events at Arlington National Cemetery

As you are driving through downtown Indianapolis this morning on your way to work or IMS for Carb Day make sure to be on the lookout for, get this, deer?!?

Huh?

That’s right, this video was sent into BDS from a lovely follower this morning.  She was commuting into downtown this morning, looked over and saw this…

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What to feel old?

Posted: May 26, 2017 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Dusty Baker’s then 3-year-old son, Darren, is graduating from high school.

 

 

It is not often college basketball is the lead story in late May but yesterday was one of those days. First we had Caleb Swanigan taking swipes at IU and the Twitter war that followed.  Then we had BBN staying up way past their bed times to see if Hamidou Diallo was staying in the draft or coming back to Lexington.

With both cases one thing was consistent in how it was best to consume both stories, Twitter.  I do love me some Twitter and yesterday didn’t disappoint.  Kudos to the Indiana, Purdue and Kentucky fan bases that didn’t disappoint.

Since the Swanigan episode happened much earlier in the day yesterday many of you already know story so I will not bore you with the details.  But if you didn’t get a chance to follow Scott Horner has a great recap on IndyStar.com that includes a Tweet from yours truly.  Click here to check it out.

And that brings us to what myself and BBN was up doing last night.  Hamidou Diallo had until midnight to pull his name out of the NBA draft and return to Kentucky and guess what, he used every bit of that shot clock to announce his decision.  As the night drug on Twitter got better.

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Even UK’s coaching staff joined in the fun

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Yes, at times we got impatient

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But we waited

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and got sleepy

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but around a quarter till midnight new came out that Diallo was coming back and BBN was like

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and then we went to bed. What a great college basketball day.

The Browns Just Did What?

Posted: May 24, 2017 by cschrump in Uncategorized

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by Chad Schrump / @Hoosier_Hoops

Oh my.  Your favorite NFL shit show, the Cleveland Browns, just did the most Cleveland Browns thing of the last five years by hiring former Colts General Manager, Ryan Grigson as their Senior Personnel Executive.  Pardon me?  Did I just read that correctly?  Holy SHIT!  That’s a crazy move, Cleveland.  Crazy move.  I could see hiring him as Senior Family Ticketing Manager or Senior Practice Facility Scheduling Coordinator but to put him in any type of position to once again evaluate talent?  For a living?  For your team?  Wow.

Certainly the Brownies didn’t forget fleecing Grigson in the whole Trent Richardson for a 1st-round draft pick, right?  Did they make a deal with him that day saying that if/when this trade turns into garbage, we’ll hire you to make things right because inevitably, Jim Irsay will finally come to his senses and send you packing?  I am honestly stunned.  I feel like this isn’t a real life development.

Wait a minute!  It just hit me.  I’ve got it.  I feel like a dipshit.  I’m on to you, Cleveland!  Nice work but yeah, I’m in on it now.  There is a lot of talent to be evaluated by NFL scouts and the executives that have to make tough decisions.  So much talent in fact, that they sometimes seem to be very similar and hard to differentiate between LB #1 and LB #2, for instance.  So, you’ve decided that Grigson will be the tie-breaker!  That’s a brilliant strategy and I see it going something like this…

Cleveland GM:  “Hey Grigson, you got any thoughts on signing Davis at right tackle or Johnson?”

Grigson:  “Definitely Davis.  Great burst.  Gritty.  Got to get him!  Davis, Davis, Davis!”

Cleveland GM:  “Outstanding Ryan.  Outstanding.  Johnson it is!”

I see what you did, Cleveland.  That’s pretty damn brilliant.  Well played.

Stay Safe Indy! #Indy500

Posted: May 22, 2017 by jmklee in Uncategorized

So by now you’ve probably heard about former Indy 500 champions getting robbed at gunpoint in a Taco Bell drive thru.  If you haven’t here it is in short.  Scott Dixon, his wife and Dario Franchitti went on a food run a little before 10pm to a local Taco Bell.  Two minors robbed them at gunpoint and luckily no one was injured.   My point about posting this isn’t to be a breaking news source but to remind people to be careful and vigilant while taking in the sights and sounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week and upcoming weekend.  Those camping out especially need to be on alert.  Let’s face it, as much as the city of Speedway wants to pretend it has cleaned up the strugling community it still has and is surrounded by trash and crime.  Take a look how close this crime happened to the track and surrounding camp grounds.

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Do us all a favor and watch out for each other this weekend as we celebrate another Memorial Day/Indy 5oo weekend.  If you have a friend that has had a couple too many pops make sure they don’t wander off away from the group.  Keep your eyes open for people that don’t seem to fit into the sceen and let law enforcement know if you see or suspect something not on the up and up.  If it can happen to them it can happen to you.

Stay safe Indy and take care of our friends visiting from all over the world.