Dallas Trash Talk

That’s right mofo’s, we gots us a full on food fight here on the Emptywheel blog.

What’s it all about? Well, when you get down to it, it is ALL about Dallas.

No, I am not talking about J.R. Ewing (and who shot him – psssst it was Bing Crosby’s daughter), Bobby Ewing, Sue Ellen, Pamela, Christopher or John Ross. No, I am not talking about that Dallas. Although, I would like to note, the New Dallas premiers on TNT channel on June 13th and, all things considered, it looks very appropriately oily and greasy just like the original Dallas. And, I have to confess, I loved the original Dallas. In fact, my roommates and I had the most awesome tux & tails “Who Shot JR” party you can imagine when I was in graduate school in Boulder. It was a certified event in the Boulder social scene of the day. The trailer for the New Dallas is to the right. Get used to it, there is likely to be more of this!

But that is NOT the Dallas I am talking about here today. Oh no. No, the Dallas I am talking about here and today is Dallas Escobedo. Most awesome champion pitcher for the Arizona State University Lady Sun Devils.

That would be the Defending NCAA Champion ASU Sun Devils. Thank you very much.

And, as luck would have it, Dallas and the Devils are back in the hunt for the 2012 College Softball World Series. Tonight they play their first 2012 Super Regional game against Louisiana Lafayette at – oh wait – that would at Alberta B. Farrington Stadium; conveniently the home of the Lady Sun Devils!

So what about the Emptywheel blog food fight?? Oh, well, you see we now have this SEC interloper guy, Jim White. Honestly, it was distressing enough that I had to share time with an itinerant Big-10, Big-10.2, Big-10.2.5 – hell whatever – woman, but now the Gators are representing?? Well, I just don’t know anymore.

If you are from Alabama, do NOT troll this post! You see, the Crimson Tide (another criminal SEC team!) is, as we speak, playing the Michigan Wolverweenies in another Super-Regional. This is REALLY painful for me. Go Big Blue!

This post will keep reappearing on top of things so long as the Real Dallas, Escobedo edition, and the Lady Devils keep winning. ASU Baybeeee!

38 replies
  1. emptywheel says:

    UM was hanging in there.


    That said, UM shouldn’t have been hanging that long.

  2. Jim White says:

    Wait. What? No, the Gator softball team isn’t representing this year. Just a couple hours before the first game of the regional, Gator coach Tim Walton kicked the starting shortstop, third baseman and left fielder off the team. They lost the first game, won two and then lost a second time to be out while hosting. Those kicked off the team are looking to transfer.

    Official press mentioned an “altercation” and my understanding is that it was a full-blown fist fight in the locker room.

    But the SEC will be fine. Look for Alabama to win it all this year. Their pitcher Jackie “A Train” Traina is everything Dallas wants to be.

    I’m distracted now watching the Gator baseball team in the SEC tourney. Hudson Randall just gave up an uncharacteristic two run triple so the Gators are down 2-0 to Vandy after four innings. Winner gets a bye into Saturday’s semifinal while loser faces South Carolina tomorrow to play into that semifinal game. A championship for the tourney could give the Gators the number one seed when the regional brackets are announced Monday.

  3. bmaz says:

    @Jim White: I am proud that my blog partner would admit the CLEAR SEC LIKE CRIMINAL CONDUCT that obviously had to be behind this SEC criminal coverup!

    This is what makes this blog great!

  4. emptywheel says:

    @bmaz: That they’re still in it and Florida is not? I’ll take it.

    Watching that game reminded me of my college rugby career. We had a notoriously straight and small and cute and fast rugby team, played some, but not a lot of dyke teams. That’s what it seemed like.

  5. jo6pac says:

    Not up on any of this just waiting for F-1 on Sunday at the Greatest Street Race Ever. Then on another thought 9ers have done really well in the off season.

  6. bmaz says:

    @jo6pac: Hey, ESPN had a clip of Alex Smith salivating over his new receivers today. My guess is Randy Moss is coming to play, full out. That combined with Manningham, Crabtree and Vernon Davis is a LOT or toys. Pretty impressive group.

  7. emptywheel says:

    Mr. EW likes the Ragin Cajuns: Fast, buff, aggressive women. So we’re not talking for a few days.

  8. bmaz says:

    @jo6pac: Oh, and it is a good bet we will have some fast trash for the biggest of motorsports weekends. Don’t let me forget!

  9. Petrocelli says:

    @bmaz: Don’t get me started … getting Manningham was HUGE !

    We’ll see if Randy Moss has one good season left in him.

    Can’t wait for MonacoGP …

  10. nomolos says:

    @bmaz: The GP2 race was won from the pole despite close racing throughout. Passing is at a premium in Monaco and will be even more difficult in F1 race this year as the top cars are so even. The BIG race will be on Saturday in Q1, Q2 and Q3. Who ever wins the pole will probably win the race. Button is mentioning Lotus as the possible winner, no mention of which Lotus driver however.

    And what is this shit about the “Fairmont” hairpin instead of “Lowes”? Who cares who owns the fucking hotel?

  11. GulfCoastPirate says:

    The ULL girls are very good. Don’t count them out but good luck to ASU.

    I hate Dallas and anything related to Dallas. A dirtbag city on a dirtbag prairie that is a blight on the state. It’s my understanding we’ve tried to give it to Oklahoma a number of times and they wouldn’t take it. What does that tell you? If I have to spend a night in that place my skin crawls. I’ll not be watching the new show.

    What did you think of Roger’s trial?

  12. jo6pac says:

    @bmaz: Here’s some info on the 9ers, I’m not an Alex fan but impressed how he spent his off season. The signing of Lee for 6yrs is great and if you click that story it shows who is signed and how long. One other good comment by team president was they’re going to speed things up these years. Oh there is a few in camp that weren’t drafted that could be on the team good picks all around. West Coast Offense, Yes


    Here a fun writer and F-1 smart blogger


    Oh well off the recycler

  13. Peterr says:


    If you want to talk about pitchers, meet Chelsea Thomas, a junior at the University of Missouri with a 26-7 record.

    Also . . .
    #6 in in the nation for strikeouts per 7 innings with 9.6
    #3 in the nation for ERA with 1.0
    #3 in the nation for hits allowed per game with 3.85

  14. bmaz says:

    @Peterr: Can she come help the Devils immediately?

    They appear to be in a sudden world of hurt. Knew I should not have written this damn post….

  15. bmaz says:

    @GulfCoastPirate: As y’all may know by now, I love the Gulf Coast Pirate and, yes, Big D is a bit shallow and greasy. BUT, pirate buddy, do NOT mess with the Ewings!!!

  16. bmaz says:

    @Jim White: Well, apparently the Devils ain’t dead yet!! Gonna be a rubber match.

    Those Cajun cuties are spunky though; clearly will not go down without a fight.

  17. bmaz says:

    Okay Wheel people, this post is, as threatened, back on top. Cause the Devils are still alive. They went with senior Hillary Bach in the critical game two and raged on the Cajuns. 9-2. The third, and deciding, game is…..like…..now. Will start in 30 minutes and apparently will also be on ESPNU. Good stuff.

    Also, apparently, the Devils have some kind of a weird Hokey Pokey like circle dance. Who knew?

  18. bmaz says:

    @rosalind: Quite the resume Mr. Rich had.

    And the Devils pulled it out again in the nightcap rubber match game and are on their way back to Oklahoma and the CWS.

  19. Bob Schacht says:

    There are a few other sports events worthy of mention here.

    For one thing, there are play-offs for something called the Stanley Cup taking place. The ownerless Phoenix Coyotes made it to the Division championship game (did I say that right?) before losing the series to L.A., 4-1. PHX has to learn something about the play-offs. They wasted Game 2 by trying to be “physical.” I think maybe hockey should get as serious about concussions and traumatic brain injury as the NFL is starting to do. Maybe the Coyotes should take a look at teamwork, grit, and determination of the Magic Johnson Lakers, the Kobe-Shaq Lakers, the Michael Jordan Bulls, the Larry Bird Celtics and yes, even the Paul Pierce Celtics.

    Oh, did I mention the Paul Pierce Celtics? There’s something called the NBA playoffs happening now. The Celtics Old Guys were good enough to beat the Philadelphia 76ers on the 7th game of the series concluded just last night, and advance to meet the Heat. And very quietly, the San Antonio Spurs are cleaning up. Last year’s champion, the Dallas Mavericks, are out.

    Bob in AZ

  20. Bay State Librul says:


    Best metaphor award handed to Rusty

    “Brian McNamee is the only person in the entire world who has ever said that he witnessed Mr. Clemens use steroids or human growth hormone at any time in his storied career,” the filing said. “But Mr. McNamee’s past also contains more dirt than a pitcher’s mound.”

    NY Daily News is live blogging the trial — very funny stuff going on
    in the courtroom.

  21. Bay State Librul says:

    @Bob Schacht:

    Beat the Heat.
    My brother was visting from San Diego and secured 4 tickets to last
    Monday’s game via Stub Hub.
    So much fan involvement and enthusiasm… and not a bad seat in the house (unlike the Fens)

  22. Bay State Librul says:

    The Rocket’s Red Rear?

    The booty shot:

    “Hardin asks McNamee to specify which needles were used for what. McNamee: “That was used for a buttocks shot.”

  23. bmaz says:

    @Bay State Librul: Rusty probably lost this case for his client. There was a preclusion order on a lot of collateral evidence of and from other players that tends to bolster McNamee’s tattered credibility. Rusty went a bridge too far in cross-ex and opened the door for it to come in. It is an easy mistake to make in the heat of a tough cross examination, but this was a pretty bad one. Really going to hurt.

  24. rosalind says:

    @bmaz: i did not know Jim Harbaugh is one of the owners of Panther Racing, involved with them since 1997. still doesn’t make me interested in the Indy 500, but a new side of the coach revealed.

    fun fact: he gave the pit crew different exercises to strengthen muscles for their particular task.

    as for last year’s race when the Panther car was leading into the homestretch then boinked off the wall, the Panther CEO sez:

    “We have a thing here called the Harbaugh Rule,” Barnes said. “Forty-eight hours after something good or bad happens, we’re on to the next thing. Jim taught me to get over it and get on down the road. Just move on and figure out how you’re going to handle the next situation. So, yeah, I followed the Harbaugh Rule last year.”


  25. Bob Schacht says:

    @bmaz: *I* forgot? Hey, it’s your post! I’m rather surprised, given your interests, that you didn’t have anything to say about the drivers. What are the odds that am American driver will win?

    Bob in AZ

  26. bmaz says:

    @Bob Schacht: Chances an American wins Monaco? Zero. The last significant American to even attempt to compete in F1 was Michael Andretti and he was fired after one year because he couldn’t cut it.

    Indy? Hmmmm, maybe. If I had to pick a favorite though, I would go with Castroneves.

  27. Jim White says:

    The OKC field is set. Three from Pac 12 (Cal, Forkers and Ducks), three SEC (Bama, Tennessee and LSU), one Big 12 (Oklahoma will have huge home crowd advantage) and lonely South Florida filling in for the Gators after their gutting of the team.

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