Exciting news, Laker Nation! This just in: the Lakers have been retroactively awarded the 2007 NBA title, reversing the beatdown they suffered in the NBA Finals and passing That Which Is Most Evil as the most decorated team in hoop history with their 17th NBA championship (the Celtics now being reduced to 16 rings). That’s why they hopped in their H.G. Wells Time Machine and scooped up the finest point guard Canada has ever produced, right?

You don’t actually believe the Forum Blue & Gold are now on track to take the cheese in 2013, do you?

July 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Basketball, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment

Update: The Chargers have posted a tribute page on their website – click here to get there – on which you can leave your condolences to the Seau family. Also, Saints OL Eric Olsen has posted a great story about an amazing thing Junior Seau did for him as a kid.

Not much to say here other than this: whether you’re a Bolthead or a member of Raider Nation – whether you’re a Trojan or a Bruin, for that matter – you had to admire the talent and heart of Junior Seau. His death today – potentially a suicide – is <insert your preferred synonym for “hideous beyond hideous” here>. We’re sure you join us in sending heartfelt condolences to his family.

Jimbo toasting with a football legend.

May 2, 2012 at 11:59 am | Chargers, Football, KCAL Crew, Sports | No comment

Frankrupt – the worst sports owner in the history of life not named Sterling or Stepien – is history. (Well, unless you count the parking lots he still owns part of.) Lift a glass or ten to celebrate.

That is all.

May 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Baseball, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment

Dear Kobe, please do not eat the ball.

Yee-freaking-haw – it’s time for the Lakers’ Second Annual Quest To Catch The Beelzebubs of Basketball, er, Boston Celtics In NBA Championships, also known as the playoffs. Yep, it’s now okay to come to after another pointless NBA regular season, conveniently shortened by a couple months thanks to a lockout we’ve all forgotten.

And this go-round, as expected, we have some exciting new guests. Please welcome to the dance floor the professional sporting world’s former answer to The Twelve Stooges, “yourrrrrrr” Los Angeles Clippers!!! (Actually, the Clips have really always been about one Stooge, but since he owns the team, and his buffoonery has been so, uh, buffoonarific, even all-stars like Danny Manning and Dominique Wilkins have staggered under his buffoonishness.)

Going into the season, we told you SoCal’s two NBA entries were more or less evenly matched, and that’s more or less how things played out this season, with the Lakers (thankfully) taking the season series and, by the skin of Kobe Bryant’s shin, the Pacific Division. Okay, so what happens now? Here we go…

April 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Basketball, KCAL Crew, Sports | No comment

Football season is a mere 4+ months away, but you can already smell it, can’t you? Presented for your consideration, here’s the 2012 Chargers schedule.

It’s a pretty funky, but interesting, schedule. Here are a few highlights:

  • Sayyy, Raider fan: the season opens and closes with Hate Week. Yep, it’s Chargers vs. Raiders in Week 1 (Oaktown on Monday night) and Week 17 (at the Q).
  • With His Royal Peytonness in the AFC West, the Bolts see the Broncos for the first time in ‘Diego on Monday of Week 6 (October 15th). The Silver & Black, by the way, see him two weeks earlier on a Sunday in Denver.
  • The Chargers get five – count ‘em, five – night games, with two on Monday, two on Sunday and one on Thursday.
  • Oh lookee – they’re playing Stu’s Steelers in Blitzburgh Three interesting road games that would also make for good promotions if we can work something – Pittsburgh (With Stu?) in Week 14 (December 9th).
  • Two weeks later, they play the Jets in NYC.
  • Oh, and watch out for Dog The Bounty Hunter when they travel to New Orleans in Week 5 (October 7th). Wanna take a roadie to a cool town? Try the Big Easy. Special bonus – The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing there on Thursday before the game.
  • One weird note – After Week 3, the BOlts don’t have a 1pm Sunday kickoff until Week 11. They play only seven 1pm games all season.

Until the NFL Draft in nine days, that is all…

April 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Football, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment

April 17, 2012 at 9:07 am | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment

We’d like to present you with evidence that either (1) people have some serious issues with Big – sorry that’s B1G – Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who was one of the dudes who spearheaded the creation of the college football trainwreck known as the BCS or (2) Big Jim has begun a fascinating new career in which he can express himself in so many different ways.

We’re guessing that (1) is the correct answer, but Jimbo’s praying that it’s (2). If it is, Jimbo’s just learned that his dream job is a reality.

April 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | Football, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, Sports | No comment

We were going to save this until STJ got back from vacation on Tuesday, but it’s just too freaking funny to not share with you before the weekend hits. So…when the guy starts slurring really bad 18 seconds in, does he sound like Stu on a typical Friday night or what?

March 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Uncategorized | No comment

Seriously? The Cards are replacing El Hombre with Minor League Guy? You’d think they’d at least have taken a run at Guy Who The Yankees Cut To Make Room On The 40-Man Roster For Andy Pettitte.

March 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Baseball, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Sports | No comment

Hype songs. If you are a student, or family member of a student, at any of America’s great institutions of higher education, please please please learn this lesson and never forget it: NEVER MAKE A HYPE VIDEO! EVER!!!

Anyway, the wholesome, pastyfaced young men and women of the University of Missourah decided to take their shot at a hype video this week, dropping a series of s-bombs (as in “screw red & blue”, not as in, well, never mind).

Congrats, Mizzou! Welcome to the Hype Song Hall Of Fail. Other glorious members after the jump.

January 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, Sports | No comment

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