Monthly Archives: September 2007

MSG Horror

This Isiah Thomas sexual harassment trial has been like a gift that keeps on giving, both for comedy’s sake and Knick-hating’s sake, with at least one howler in the paper every day. The funniest thing yet? The Big Lead’s take on New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser’s piece:

Also, for pure comedic value, please read nutty Andrea Peyser’s take on all this. If you’re not in NY and you’ve never read her, think about an angry Mitch Albom. Then triple that anger, and you’re in the vicinity. The title of her column: BALL GIRL IN SLICK SWAP OF COUSINS. The guy who sent us this link called it hardcore pornography.’

Every Peyser column is exactly the same: “You know that guy who killed his wife/raped a woman/stole from the government? He’s really, really bad!” Here, she discusses former Knicks intern Kathleen Decker, who allegedly had sex in a car outside a strip club with Stephon Marbury:

The young lady who made her indelible mark on her back – or her knees – in basketball star Stephon Marbury’s truck testified in a loud voice, sorely lacking in diction and grammar, that she currently works making “dreams come true” for poor kids.
But it was clear that the dreams Kathleen is qualified to fulfill involve grown men and stationary cars.
The vehicular vixen talked about the night her life took a sharp turn for the better. It was April 2005 – her birthday – when she visited Sue’s Rendezvous strip club in Mount Vernon.
Her group ran into Marbury and his no-good cousin, Hassan Gonsalves, with whom, in a startling lack of planning, Kathleen was involved in “a relationship.”

The biggest surprise of all this? Marbury has a “no-good cousin,” and it’s not Sebastian Telfair.

Alive!

By some miracle, in a season in which they have lost five of their original six starters and have essentially dragged people in off the street to pitch for them in relief, the Phillies are still alive the last week of the season. They are tied for the NL wild card lead with San Diego, and are just two games back of the Mets in the NL East. And on top of that, the Phils are at home for all six remaining games (against Atlanta, and Washington), while the Padres are on the road for all six. San Diego also lost one of their best players, when Milton Bradley became the first player in baseball history to suffer a torn ACL while being restrained by his own manager.
At any rate, general manager Pat Gillick announced yesterday that he will return next year for his final season in Philly. Which makes sense; he is almost 70. Hopefully, the Phils have given some sort of assurance to Ruben Amaro, Jr., that the job is his after Gillick leaves. In the meantime, Charlie Manuel’s status remains uncertain. But considering what he’s done with such limited talent this year, there’s no doubt he deserves to return.

Vindicated

So that was nice, wasn’t it? After a week of nothing but controversy, and worries about whether Donovan McNabb could still play quarterback in the NFL- yesterday happens. A 56-21 victory over Detroit, in which the quarterback completed 21 of 26 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions, thereby saving both the Eagles and my fantasy team from 0-3 starts.
And even more bizarrely, the Eagles did it all with several key defensive players injured, while wearing laughably hideously “throwback” uniforms that looked like they were borrowed either from the Swedish national hockey team, or The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Donovan McNabb is still a very, very good NFL quarterback. I’m glad that’s the topic of conversation this week, as opposed to all of last week’s racial stuff. In the meantime, here’s my North Star column on the matter.