Archive for July, 2009

2003 PEDs List Released!

July 30, 2009 1 comment

David Ortiz

The infamous list of positive tests for PEDs from 2003 has finally been released in its entirety! Read more…

Discussion: Worst Fantasy Trades EVER

July 29, 2009 1 comment

Phillies Lee Baseball

Amidst all the crazy, “Will they, won’t they?” MLB trade rumors flying around, I’ve seen roughly six or seven fantasy deals go down in my Keeper League in the last two days, with Saturday night as our deadline.

Everywhere you look – it’s trading season. Read more…

Twittering in a Slightly Lower Definition

July 27, 2009 Leave a comment

The Simpsons

Your favorite Not in HD sports bloggers have finally followed the mass of lemmings jumping off the edge of the bridge, only to plunge into the raging, icy waters of Lake Twitter.

That’s right – You can now follow Not in HD on Twitter. Read more…

A Perfect Summer Afternoon…

July 23, 2009 1 comment

Mark Buehrle

Unbelievable. I have seen countless amazing events recapped on Sportscenter or read about them after the fact, but I can count only a handful of meaningful events that I have had the pleasure of seeing live: Sam Perkins game winning three-pointer against the Bulls in Game 1 of the 1991 NBA Finals, Magic Johnson’s memorable MVP performance in the All-Star game in Orlando, Tyus Edney’s full court sprint to the basket to give UCLA the win over Missouri in the 1995 NCAA Tournament, and Derek Fisher’s 0.4 shot against the Spurs.

But I had never seen anything truly special live in baseball until today… Read more…

Grading the NBA Offseason Moves

July 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Picture 2

I remember as recently as last year when people didn’t really care about the NBA 0ffseas0n past the first week of July. The draft and big free agent signings would happen and then the action would pretty much be done until October. But this offseason has been wonderfully different. Mix one cup of bad economy, a spoonful of horrible team management, drop in some opportunistic teams trying to be the next, “team to beat” and you have the recipe for one of the most exciting offseasons ever. We’ll update you as more moves are made, grading the notables on a scale from zero basketballs (worthless move) to five (best possible move to make based on needs and improvement) and keep you in the know for the 2009-2010 NBA season. Read more…

Not in HD Goody Bag

July 21, 2009 1 comment

Erin Andrews

It’s about time to unload a few odds and ends off our chests, updating you on the site’s recent developments as well as a few things to look for in the future.

But before we do, by blogosphere bylaw, we need to quickly address the hottest topic in sports of late: Erin Andrews. Read more…

Five Trade Rumors I’d Like to Hear

July 19, 2009 1 comment

Roy Halladay

Can you smell it?

It’s trade season! Or so MLB wants us to believe. Prior to the season we were led to believe one or all of these names could be dealt: Matt Holliday, Eric Bedard, Jake Peavy, Roy Oswalt, Nick Johnson and Huston Street. Read more…

We Talkin About Practice

July 16, 2009 1 comment

I play in a low level, co-ed softball league with NIHD’s own, Ben Bates. Not to brag, but I don’t think there’s much doubt that Ben and I are the two best players on the team – especially defensively. Apparently our coach scheduled a practice for this past Wednesday, which we didn’t know about (and I had to work anyway). Without saying a word to us, when we showed up at the game today, we were dropped from our usual first and third spots in the lineup, to the end and were the only two players to be benched to start the game. We each ended up playing about half the game. We found it rather bizarre that we were benched for missing a practice that we didn’t know about. Either way, it reminded me of NIHD’s flavor of the month sports video. 

Practice? We talkin’ about practice?

Play Like a Kid Again

July 16, 2009 1 comment

Trampoline Basketball

When I was a kid, if you couldn’t find me on a field playing a sport, you could probably find me in my room, driveway or backyard pretending to play one. I can’t even begin to count the number of games/ sports I created on the rough streets of Quail Ave, (*Note: Quail Ave was definitely middle class suburbia, about four blocks from both my elementary and middle schools and in no way can it be construed as the streets.) in fact, I’ve likely forgotten more games I played as a youngster than I know how to play now.

But the days of trampoline slam dunk contests, Ben strikes out random major leaguer  X with a racquetball against the garage (That one didn’t really have a name, but it’s pretty self explanatory) and roller-blade football are long gone. Aren’t they? Read more…

West Coast Bias

July 14, 2009 5 comments

San Diego

I have been a sports fan my entire life. The first picture of me in sports gear, comes from the 1984 World Series. I was not even two years old at the time and I was yelling, “Hang the Tiger by his tail.” It was a beautiful thing because those old school Padres colors made this baby that much more attractive to the public.

Sports have been my life since I can remember. My grandpa loved sports and introduced the passion to me as well. It was a good life, I had not even three years old and my hometown team was in the Series. As far as I knew the heroics of Steve Garvey and the talent of a young… and slender Tony Gwynn would guide the Pads for my whole life. The dreadful sweep that the Tigers laid down showed me the real truth about San Diego sports: they were destined to be awful. Read more…