Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love & Divorce........Dodger Style

Our only concern.....

"Who get's the L. A. Dodgers?"

From our friends at ....TMZ.com:

McCourts Declare Impasse Over L.A. Dodgers

Frank and Jamie McCourt have failed to agree on a property settlement in their divorce -- a settlement that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The McCourts had until today to accept the settlement proposal by an L.A. Superior Court judge.   Frank's lawyer says his client accepted the proposal, but apparently Jamie did not.

Jamie's resistance suggests the judge may have felt Jamie gave her rights to the Dodgers away when she signed a division of property agreement with Frank during their marriage. 

So now ... another judge --  Scott Gordon of Mel Gibson fame -- will decide next month ... who gets the Dodgers.

On this Day.....

Today in
Sports History

1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

1991 - In the first Women's World Cup in soccer, the U.S. team defeated Norway 2-1.

1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The original Jags helmet

1993 - The NFL awarded the league's 30th franchise to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1996 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored his 25,000th NBA career point. He was only the 10th player to reach the mark.

2005 - The Boston Bruins traded captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart.

Happy Trails........November


We hardly knew you.   You blew in.......gave us an  Election Day....a Veteran's Day........a Thanksgiving Day.......

And then you were gone!

Such a short life........30 days.    30 nights.  No more....no less.


We shall remember.

See you again.......in about 11 months.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Things ...We Learned....From ..... A Very long Week-end

In this small,  southern,  college town.........It is a cold, gray, and  rainy afternoon.    A bit gloomy. 

That being said........Nothing can put a damper.....on the week-end that was.

Family.....food........football.     More family......more food.....& more football.   A never ending  stream of joy......which spanned over  4 glorious days.

We learned........the following:

These are not  our father's falcons....

Dave Martin/APAtlanta running back Michael Turner (33) scores a fourth-quarter touchdown in Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Packers.

Birds outlast Packers in battle of first-place teams

ATLANTA - Don't even mention a third straight winning season to the Atlanta Falcons.

Now.......this was a fight:

Andre Johnson Cortland Finnegan Fight Video
FIGHT: Texans Receiver And Titans Cornerback Brawl
Where was the "Secret Service"?
Barack Obama Stitches Basketball Injury

Obama Gets Hit During Basketball Game, Receives 12 Stitches


This Auburn team is pretty good:

New Bcs Standings Rankings Auburn

Auburn Atop New BCS Standings


Trouble in South Beach?

Erik Spoelstra Miami Heat
Star-Studded Heat Reportedly Fed Up With Coach
R.I.P.........Leslie Nielsen:
Leslie Nielsen Dead Dies Death

Comic Star Leslie Nielsen Dies

So there....... We feel smarter.......You?



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Birthday.....Anna Mae Bullock

You know her better as........Tina Turner.   From Anna Mae  to Ike & Tina....to just....Tina.

Born 11/26/1939.....Tina turns 71 today.

Tina Turner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tina Turner performing in 2008

A medley of photos throughout her career.....


Ike & Tina

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at 5 on Five.....

We wish all of our readers and followers a very happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On this Day.....

Today in
Sports History

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) set an NBA record with 55 rebounds against the Boston Celtics.

1991 - Monica Seals set a female tennis record by winning $2,457,758 in a year.

1996 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) set an NFL record when he recorded his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.

1996 - Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR event to be held in Japan.

1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the 24th NBA player to read 20,000 career points.

Hump Day.....News & Views

In this small, southern, college town....It is a different kind of "Hump Day".    Normally it's downhill from here.   But......With Thanksgiving tomorrow........We begin a long week-end of the three "F"s.

Family, food, and football.......

And that's a good thing.

"Stuff" .......we're following:

Good for you.....Josh Hamilton:

Josh Hamilton

From Rehab To MVP!


At 83......he keeps going and going and going....

Joe Paterno

JoePa Not Going Anywhere


An expensive punch:

Raiders Steelers Football



Vince needs a "checkup" from the neck up:

Vince Young

Titans QB Out For Season After Injury, Tantrum


Better effort.....same result:

Bill Kostroun/APNew Jersey’s Brook Lopez drives past Atlanta’s Josh Smith Tuesday.

Nets cut down Hawks in OT

NEWARK, N.J. - Brook Lopez scored a season-high 32 points and the New Jersey Nets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 106-99 overtime victory over the slumping Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turning up the Heat

The Atlanta Hawks.......are not alone in being disappointing early in  this NBA season.   

The Miami Heat  with their 3 superstars,  (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh)....are sitting at 8-6 after 14 games.....and the natives are getting restless.

This is the same Miami team......many thought would challenge the 72 win season of the 1995-96 Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls.  The Bulls went 72-10 on their way to the championship.

So.....the Heat can only lose 3 more games.......the rest of the season?

We're going out on a limb......and say......"They will".

From the Miami Herald:


Can't keep up the pace

The Heat committed a season-high 22 turnovers in its worst game this season, and Dwyane Wade had three points on 1-for-13 shooting. - 12:42 PM ET


A Gutless....Effort!!!

Last night....at Philips Arena....The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Boston Celtics,  99-76....in a game that was not nearly that close.

Atlanta Hawks: Celtics 99, Hawks 76

Shaq and the C's pounded the Hawks. (AP Photo)
Shaq and the C's pounded the Hawks. (AP Photo)


You pick the adjective or adverb.     At the end of the 1st quarter it was 39-13,  Boston.  At the end of 3.....the Hawks trailed,  85-56.

And the Celtics did this with their best player,  Rajon Rondo,  sitting on the bench nursing a hamstring.  His replacement..... Nate Robinson (all 5' 9") ran circles around Hawk defenders and scored 16 points while dishing out 10 assists.

And the Hawks?

Joe Johnson????.....the highest paid player in the league this year.....6 points.   For the entire game.

This team is a dumpster fire.    We called it the moment the Hawks went cheap....and promoted Larry Drew from assistant to head coach.    From being these guys big brother...to now....their father.

It does not work ....at this level.    These players don't fear him....or heed him.   

Last night.....the Hawks needed a swift kick in the ass from a strong head coach. 

 Instead......they got this......from Drew: 

Very embarrassing. Very, very embarrassing. Very embarrassing. If I had to sum it up in one word: Embarrassing.”

Mark Bradley of the AJC had this to say,  " It took the Hawks six years to stop listening to Mike Woodson. It has taken one month for them to tune out his successor. To say the effort the Hawks gave against the Boston Celtics on Monday night was amateurish is to discredit the concept of amateurism and to distort the meaning of “effort.”

  Box score

Monday, November 22, 2010

This is not a "love tap"

We've seen this before.....In the heat of battle it is not wise to taunt the opponent.

Especially one who's 6'5" and weighs 295.....

Courtesy of YouTube and CBS and ESPN :

Things ....We Learned......From the Week-end

In this small, southern, college town......It's unseasonably warm for November.  Thanksgiving is only a few days away....and it is 75 degrees.

We feel smarter....today.

'Cuz these are the things we learned from the week-end:

The New England Patriots ....own the Indianapolis Colts:

Patriots looking Super

You're starting to get the distinct feeling that this is simply the Patriots' year. 

The Vikings have "quality control" issues:

Embarrassing blunder on NFL star's jersey

Minnesota's Kevin Williams is a five-time Pro-Bowler with as common a name as they come. » It didn't help 

Vince Young is a spoiled brat....and the Redskins have new life:

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Redskins place kicker Graham Gano (4) celebrates as Redskins and Tennessee Titans players watch his 48-yard field goal go though the goalposts in overtime to give the Redskins a 19-16 win in an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

Redskins snap skid with OT win in Tennessee

By Theresa M. Walker - Associated Press

Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 8:17 left in overtime and the Washington Redskins beat the Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Sunday after knocking Vince Young out of the game with an injured thumb on his throwing hand.

These Bengals.......are not very good:

Leave it to a player who has his own reality TV show to call out his teammates after the Bengals' most humiliating defeat in a quite humiliating season. 

Bills 49, Bengals 31


New York still has the best headlines.....


The "Dirty Birds"  have the best record in the NFC:

Falcons too hot to handle

Falcons too hot to handle

Rams can't match Falcons' firepower, lose as interception on shovel pass spoils rally effort.

Tampa Bay........will not go away:


Running back Cadillac Williams (24) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with teammate LeGarrette Blount. Staff photo by CLIFF MCBRIDE
Pitching a road shutout for the first time since 2003, oft-maligned defense carries team to a 21-0 victory.

The best driver in NASCAR history?

Johnson wins 5th straight

Jimmie Johnson staged the first comeback victory in the history of NASCAR's Chase for the Cup and won his unprecedented fifth title in a row.

What America watched at the movies:

Top 10 box office for Nov. 19-21

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Weekend gross: $125.1M
Weekend gross: $16.2M
Weekend gross: $13.1M
Due Date
Weekend gross: $9.2M
The Next Three Days
Weekend gross: $6.8M
Morning Glory
Weekend gross: $5.2M
Skyline (not reviewed)
Weekend gross: $3.4M
Weekend gross: $2.5M
For Colored Girls
Weekend gross: $2.4M
Fair Game
Weekend gross: $1.5M

Now there.........smarter?

We told you .....