Thursday, November 03, 2005


Sorry we haven't posted in a while, we've been too busy lately to find time to tell you what is stupid about sports and music and music used in sports, so I figured I'd weigh in with my two cents on this year's stupid World Series and why it was so stupid.

Baseball, unlike the other three major sports, doesn't actually have playoffs. That is to say, teams don't battle head-to-head to see who's superior with a clear victor emerging. In baseball, eight teams make the playoffs, and one of them just randomly fucking wins. That's it. The level of play in baseball's postseason is barely elevated, it's just games 163-179 on the schedule with one fewer pitcher in the rotation and an occassional starting pitcher coming out of the bullpen. It's not the NHL playoffs, where teams get twice as physical, and it's not like the NBA playoffs, where crowds explode and home court advantage becomes a life-or-death situation, it's just a couple more baseball games.

Everyone knows this, even if they don't admit it. When the Pistons beat the Lakers in the '04 finals, they just plain crushed the Lakers. When Anaheim and Calgary made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in subsequent years, it was because they played phenominal team games and never let up. When the Bucs won the Superbowl, their defense brutalized the rest of the league. But when teams like the Angels, Marlins, and White Sox win the World Series, the world goes "How bout that, that's random." Because they're not playoffs. It's just shit happening and one team happens to win.

Tom Brady, Robert Horry, Patrick Roy? Clutch, clutch and clutch. But when Geoff Blum homers? "What the fuck? How the fuck did that happen?" It's totally random, that's how it happened. I know what you're thinking, aren't Derek Jeter and Rivera and David Ortiz clutch? No. Stuff just happens in baseball's postseason, and it just happened to happen more for those guys than for the Braves the last nine years, players never actually accomplish anything. If you doubt me, I dare you to go back in time and sit through one of those Sox / Astros games in its entirety and find evidence that it's an actual competition and not just events in some order. I, on the other hand, will spend my time watching things where stuff actually happens, like football games, NHL overtimes, and reruns of "What's Happenin'".


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