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1 Thing I Love about You, Don Nelson

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We have an excellent show for you; action packed with a Starting Five starring:

Andray Blatche, C,  Washington Wizards

Marco Belinelli, SG, Golden State Warriors (The Itallion Stallion!)

Aaron Brooks, PG, Houston Rockets

Louis Williams, PG, Philadelphia 76ers

Amir Johnson, PF, Detroit Pistons

(Because Emil thinks that I only include people under 6′ feet in the Starting Five, we also discuss up-and-coming big men Mareese Speights & Roy Hibbert. Whether Emil ends up hating 10 things about these guys we won’t know until they post their thoughts on global warming).

We then swim in the roiling waters of the BCS bowl system vs. playoff system debate. We come up with a few inspired suggestions for the NCAA that have about a 98.6% chance of being adopted and have been picked by the Y! experts.

So listen to this before Don Nelson pulls you into his car:

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing


P.S. Stick around, we have another podcast coming up shortly. Now that I’ve recovered from my 10th egg-nog induced hangover we’re back on track.

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January 4, 2009 Posted by | Podcasts | 1 Comment

The 10 things I hate about you, Spencer Hawes

1. You look exactly like Michael Phelps. Really the resemblance is uncanny.

You sure you didnt win 8 medals in China?

You sure you didn't win 8 medals in China?

2. Your inability to hit threes anymore. You were at one a game through November, then for whatever reason you decided to stop shooting them all together. I don’t know if this is Coach Natt’s (the worst coaching name in the NBA hands down) dirty work, but seriously Spence start chucking the long ball a la Antoine Walker please.

3. Your political agenda. A look at his Wikipedia Page will find that “Hawes is a conservative Republican and critic of Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth.” Really Spence? I guess the f$%%ing Artic Shelf melting into a giant puddle doesn’t prove crap to this GOP supporter.No seriously he doens’t belive in global warming. Per SI.COM

“In [the class], he said, he denied the entire existence — and human cause — of global warming. When asked for his take on Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Hawes said, “It’s one big lie. I talked about that in my opening speech — it’s the media’s liberal over exaggeration of just about everything.”

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January 3, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

ESPN is copying us

Just when we do a podcast discussing what the next schematic revolution in the NFL might be, ESPN the magazine does a cover piece on the A-11. I guess that’s what happens when you post a podcast a week after you actually record it. Now it looks like we’re copying ESPN! But loyal listeners, know that I would never copy any organization that would hire Matthew Berry as a fantasy sports writer ahead of you or me.

We also briefly mention Sammy Bough two days before his unfortunate passing, but I swear we didn’t jinx the poor guy.

(This is a complete side note, but everyone knows that Sammy Baugh was a fantastic three-way player: QB, S, and P. He still has the single season record for yards per punt. That punting record, however, is not exactly what it appears to be. In the olden days of football, teams would “short-kick”, i.e. punt on 2nd or 3rd down if they wanted to gain field position or avoid playing in bad field position by making a surprise kick. Only the rare teams with QB who doubled as talented P like Baugh could use this maneuver. When Baugh punted the ball on short kicks, they mostly bounced down the field an extra 10-20 yards since the opposing team did not have any return man set up to receive the kick. So while Sammy Baugh was a great punter, treat his record with that in mind. Also, why don’t teams ever try to coach up their QB if he has a leg? This maneuver could still be very effective.)

This edition of YOOOOO . . . Sports!! has an “intelligent” (that may be an insult to quotation marks) discussion of whether being a great strategist or intense motivator is the more essential quality in a great NFL coach, a reader’s brilliant attempt to create a Pavlovian response for whenever we say “ummmm”, and some strong opinions about how fantastic the Browns-Eagles MNF game was. Let’s just say it doesn’t get any better than a Kevin Kolb vs. Ken Dorsey matchup.

A week late and a bailout short:

To drop an extra DB in coverage or to drop trou, that is the question

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If I had a penny for every . . .

“ummmm” that I edited out of our most recent podcast I’d be rich enough to buy ESPN, fire Matthew Berry, bail out the auto industry, and place Yo-Sports! on the front page of espn.com.

Since that’s not the going rate for deleting an “ummmm”, you can only find us here and on iTunes (search sleeperpick). We like it better that way. Honestly. Who wants to move to Bristol, Connecticut?

In this edition of the starting five we discuss:

Rodney Stuckey, PG, Pistons

Mike Conley, PG, Grizzlies

Matt Barnes, SF, Suns

Steve Blake, PG, Blazers

Anthony Randolph, SF/PF, Warriors

Also on the show is a discussion of elite PG (Jose Calderon, Jason Kidd, & Chauncey Billups), E’s tendency to get excited about small white men and his new hero, Al Harrington.

And what would an episode of Yo-Sports! be without “Best Week-Worst Week Ever”, complete with an unintelligible, high-pitched rant from Marc about the plight of his fantasy football team?

Without further adieu:

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, uhhhhhh, yeahhhh, it’s another YOOOOOOOO-Sports!!! podcast

P.S. We are hoping for rants and raves (about anything) from our loquacious listeners!!! We are hoping to get our enormous fan base more actively involved in the blog/podcast.  So post comments on our site to have your voice heard, no matter how bizarre your sentiments are or how likely a warrant will be issued subsequently.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | 2 Comments

All I want for Christmas

Is an extra 24 hours every day. Then I could sleep an additional 18 hours a day and use the other 6 hours to get podcasts out more regularly. Sadly, confined to the temporal world, I don’t get podcasts out as often as I would like. The same goes for Emil.

Despite a long day managing the warehouse of a major distribution operation (and doing his best Darryl Philbin impersonation), E spent the time to edit this podcast and do some apparently serious ragging on me in the blog post he wrote last night. After E wrote what was likely the biggest smackdown I’ve suffered since I told The Rock that I could smell he was cooking a poached pear souffle, his computer from 1978 crashed. The internet also collapsed across the world. Needless to say, E was pretty annoyed.

But he can’t be nearly as annoyed as I am. Thanks to the game from hell from Antonio Bryant, I’ll be spending the fantasy football playoffs at home. I’d be spending the fantasy playoffs at home if I had made them, but that’s besides the point.

What’s on point is our fantasy football playoff schedule special: we analyze the strength of schedule for every NFL team for weeks 15 & 16 and let you know what players you should look to temper or fire up expectations for.

Sleeper Picks’ first annual fantasy football playoff preview show!

Lastly, please watch this clip before you listen to our podcast: I once benefited from some wise advice–to really appreciate decent or good art/food/music/football podcasts you need to witness really bad art/food/music/football podcasts. So please check out that last link because I need the help.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

Old podcasts never die, they just take a Thanksgiving break

Fear not faithful listeners,

All we have to fear is fear itself. And going turkey hunting with Plaxico Burress over Thanksgiving. Thankfully, despite E and my poor judgement, the DA isn’t going to press charges. With that business taken care of, we are back with the podcast E posted below. E is now posting on the blog and I think you readers are going to enjoy the change of pace. I know I’m excited. As soon as I saw the new post I went right to the first link and CRACKED UP

Know what else cracks me up? Jury Duty. Hahahaha . . . $(%&*$$@*$&%^!!!!!!!!!! An entire blog post may be dedicated to this subject after my jury finishes the world’s most unnecessarily long deliberation.

Why does this guy never serve on a jury?: Rudy Fernandez. Oh, right, people who claim to be racists always get excused from being on a jury. Moving along . . .

In case any of you have a wife going into labor or you are about to have a moving day at your office and can’t spare 40 minutes to listen to E’s melodious voice, here’s a quick rundown of this show’s “Starting Five”:

Paul Millsap

Mario Chalmers

Russell Westbrook

Trevor Ariza

Eric Gordon

Brandon Wright

Anybody going against the Warriors (who are “coached” by this goof)

An important disclaimer about the podcast below: if you are a good friend or familial relation to Don Nelson, please follow this link or that link and do not listen to the show. Ignorance is bliss.

Send us any questions/requests/hate mail you have! We respond to anything that comes our way. Even those facebook posts with excited messages about getting an awesome free $100 Macy’s gift card if we follow some link.

December 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments

marc aint the only one who can do this fancy dag nang blog posting thing

what an ego that marc guy has. look at me, i can make all these blog posts and they so dang witty and such. well guess what america, ya boy mr e kabawat knows how to do this stuff too. all i gotta do is write something funny and put a link under it so here

http://www.askjeeves.com

and for de funny?

an old married couple is going through some ruff patches – tired of her deadbeat husband: she tells the dude “ay guy – for our 30th anniversary, if you dont give me something that can go 0 to 200 in under 6 seconds your gonna be in some serious trouble buster brown. dude says “scuse me?” an she said “if you dont get me something that can go 0 to 200 in under six seconds for our anny your gonn be in a serious mess. anniversary comes 2 weeks later. honey asks “ay, so wheres that gift i asked for budd?” dude says your looking at it. she goes “what? i thought i done told you i wanted something that would go 0 to 200 in under six seconds.”

homeboy says ” i know – thats why i gotcha dis scale!”

buh dum ching!

enjoy the podcast

The five people you meet on most fantasy basketball waiver wires.

December 4, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | 1 Comment

Marc and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Fantasy Sports Weekend

Dear ardent admirers and derelict devotees,

Tonight’s show is not for the faint of heart or the happy-go-lucky. If this show was the Chinese calendar, it would be the year of the Rat rather than Pig.

You know who tonight’s show IS for? It’s for any devoted fan or skilled fantasy sports GM who has ever been wronged by a player, coach, or team. It’s for anyone who has ever lost by one fantasy point. It’s for anyone who has suffered through freak injuries to players and freak moonings by coaches. It’s for any fan whose team fumbles the snap on the first play of the game and sees it returned for a touchdown. It’s for anyone who DOESN’T own Lance Moore and DOES own Marques Colston. It’s for anyone who is sick of hearing from whiny & spoiled Boston sports fans who cry because they have it TOO good. And above all, it’s for anyone that agrees completely with Bill O’Reilly that Matt Cassell would be crazy to go anywhere near San Francisco when he becomes a free agent next year.

It’s also kinda for people who love Mighty Ducks 3.

Without further ado, we give you:

Desperate Househusbands: the Tom Brady-Emil Kabawat-Matt Cassell edition

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

And on the 5th day, God edited the world and converted it to MP3 format

Dear Faithful non-existent listeners,

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We have edited a podcast and introduced production techniques! Brilliant! Now we’re going to make a beer ad that’s as insultingly moronic as the Bud Light “Drinkability” adds! Brilliant! Anyway . . . .

We’ve moved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, and straight on to your computer:

The Stache Strikes Back

This week Marc discusses the themes and motifs within Michael Jordan-Charlie Sheen Hanes’ commercials while Emil passionately advocates a “no tackling my man-crush” rule for football.

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yosemite Sam runs over kids playing flag football at a park

Beloved non-existent fans,

We beseech you, please go to the post below this one and check out our inaugural podcast. Once you’ve basked in the glow of the radiant wisdom sprinkled intermittently throughout our bush-league show, check out these links:

To check up on Worst Week Ever’s hero, Lawrence Phillips,  give this news bit a try: It Takes a Village

To show your support for the best mascot in sports (cough, cough, I cannot get over this cold. Or the emphysema), buy at least 2,613 of these AWESOME card holders: Yosemite Sam meets the Hamburgler

November 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment