Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ANNIVERSARY

It's been a year since we put up our first post on mikeandthemadblog.blogspot.com. Over the past 365 days, we've had a lot of ups and downs, including a one-sided fight with mikefrancesa.com, a mention of the blog on the airwaves with Russo, body language analysis, a bucket list, a reading list, play-by-play of Wilt's 100-point game, an interview with Neil Best, a breakup of the names that define this blog, proclamations by our readers that this blog was dead(they were half-right) and we've added a new contributor(Awesome Sean).

Just like ARod couldn't remember things when he was young, we all probably can't quite remember May 14th, 2008. So FTLT and I have put together a time capsule of what was going on this time last year.

- The Mets sat in 3rd place at 20-18

- Tampa Bay Rays were 79 days away from being taken seriously

- Mets core consisted of Wright, Reyes, Beltran and Delgado

- Tony Bernazard was about to be public enemy #1 in NY

- Homeland security threat level was Yellow

- The Yanks were in 4th place at 20-21

- Joba was a reliever

- Syesha Mercado is eliminated from American Idol leaving David Archuleta and David Cook in the final.

- Eli Manning was getting a free meal somewhere

- It was Israel’s 60th birthday

- Unlike Rachel Alexandra, the filly Eight Belles was not alive enough to enter the Preakness

- Arod was on Boli

- Hillary Clinton beats a certain Illinois senator in the West Virginia primary

- Sue Simmons apologized for using the F-word on air

- Bronson Arroyo was 2-4 with a 6.09 ERA

- That McLouth kid was hitting .304 with 10 homers

- US Dept. of Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

- Gabagool was our only commenter

- mikefrancesa.com banned gman26’s IP address

- Mike and Chris were happy partners

10 comments:

Ryan T. said...

Body Language was by far your best all-time post. Turned out to be pretty accurate too.

Although your expert misread the players a bit: I think Mike is over it (the show). His ego is too big. And Russo is just clueless to how much it affects Mike.

Guess Russo wasn't so clueless since he's the one that decided to jump ship.

AwesomeSean said...

Mikefrancesa.com: "MikeandtheMadBlog is below average. I did not see the need to trample on a blogs grave."

Happy Anniversary fellas. Maybe May 14, 2009 is the day we remember Mike stating that the NYY problems are not: clutch hitting, Joba as a starter or the new Stadium. They are, in fact, because the team is older than dirt and older players tend to perform below career averages and get hurt.

Jason said...

happy anniversary fellas. thanks for the entertainment and for the therapeutic catharsis that comes with commenting/venting.

KBilly said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

I missed the beginning of this blog, I caught onto it right before Mike and Dogs breakup.

This blog helps put it all in perspective- sports is entertainment and provides us with an escape from the daily "rat race".

If our teams win or lose does'nt really change our lives-- It just helps us get thru the day a bit better.

Keep up the good work.

JD

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Nice work on the year anniversary guys. And as for the mikefrancesa.com guys who suck up to Mike for his approval, in the words of Lt. Daniel Kaffe, "You don't need a patch on your arm to have honor."

Whatdoyouhave? said...

So dismissive of hockey - and acts like he is above it. Hate that

wtsherman said...

Congrats - Happy Anniversary!

gman26 said...

wtsherman in the house! Pour a 40 for WT. I'm sure he already has.

gabagool said...

Happy B day fellas!