Live Blogging the Pro BowlGrammys

Live Blogging the Pro BowlGrammys

A nice Sunday evening of Pro Bowl football, Grammys, and Desperate Housewives:

7:37 - Wow, Jason Miraz sucks at singing the national anthem.
7:55 - Donovan starts off 0 for 4, mostly dropped balls, but no signs of him puking.
7:58 - Donovan gets sacked for loss of 38 yards.
8:01 - Akers misses a 43 yarder.  Man can the Eagles suck any more?
8:05 - T.O. is hitting on Suzy Kolber and Michael Lewis gets burnt by Marvin Harrison: 7-0 AFC
8:09 - Donovan completes a pass!
8:14 - Donovan throws perfect pass to wrong team.
8:20 - Hines Ward makes Rhonde Barber look silly.
8:25 - Donovan gets the bench, 1-8, 24 yds, 1 int; Steve Young's wife is ehh.
8:29 - Fun fact of the Pro Bowl: Daunte Culpepper was born in prison.
8:31 - Jamie Fox and Alicia Keyes do a duet for Ray Charles at the Grammys.  Kinda weird.
8:34 - Westbrook scores a TD!  I love him.  14-7 AFC.
8:38 - NFC fails miserably at onsides kick, Hines Ward takes it in for a TD. 21-7
8:54 - AFC is winning by 42.  Peyton Manning throws touchdowns.
9:00 - Beyonce looks pretty good, No idea what Gwen is wearing, Joss Stone is pretty cute.  Tyra was at the Grammys, what does she do with music?
9:11 - Donovan jokes with Suzy, something about Stephen Alexander and Mushin Muhamed.. wearing green in the future? Half time score: 28-10
9:18 - Eva Longoria lays on a bed in pink lingerie trying to sell mattresses.  And Mike the neighbor got shot?  Anyone know what that was about?
9:26 - The Pro Bowl half time show includes "Tiny Bubbles."  Are you serious?
9:30 - What the hell is Quinten Tarantino wearing?
9:40 - Mike Vick has a gun, throws to Tory Holt for 6. 
9:46 - My brother IMs me: (9:46:48 PM): Kanye West "Jesus Walks" is money
9:47 - Lito Sheppard gets a NASTY pick, Wow!  That was phenomenal.
9:58 - BWest gets denied for his second touchdown, Vick gets popped on his way in for six.
10:03 - Joss Stone does a nice Janice Joplin tribute and then Mellissa Ethridge comes out to scare the shit out of me.
10:05 - Trotter makes a play; we better resign him.  I think he will want to stay here and sign for cheap.  I hope.
10:23 - David Akers kicks a field goal.  I think he has a bunch of points now.
10:31 - U2 wins a Grammy for best group song with Vertigo.
10:42 - I just brushed my teeth.
10:43 - Stevie Wonder plays harmonica in ensemble performance of Beatles tune.  Norah Jones is pretty hot, I am a fan.  Could the song of the year nominees be any more weird: John Mayer, Kanye West, Tim McGraw, Hoobastank, horrible.  Did you know John Mayer, who won song of the year, performs "Girls just wanna have fun" in concert.
10:52 - Peyton Manning gets named player of the game, meh.
10:54 - AFC wins 38-27.  Pretty boring game all in all.  Donovan stunk, BWest played pretty well.
10:55 - Usher does his Michael Jackson impression.  I don't like Usher much at all.  Why isn't Jessica Simpson performing this year?  James Brown is still alive.
11:01 - Lance Armstrong and Sherly Crow present a grammy to Norah Jones for her album with Ray Charles.
11:15 - Hurry up and give out the last damn award. I have to wake up early.
11:27 - The 2005 Grammy winner for album of the year is: Ray Charles - Genious Loves Company which beat out Usher, Green Day, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys.  The old dude who spoke for Ray Charles was pretty dull.  I should have gone to bed a half hour ago.
11:28 - Queen Latifah is fat.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.