Have a Nice Nice New Years baby

12/31/08fuentesfunny.jpg  (You’ll figure out the title at the end).

MLB TV launches tomorrow at 4pm MST.

This just in (sort of):

Tito got himself a job, and he’s going back to Cali, Cali Cali.

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No unemployment line for this super-southpaw. Rockies former reliever Brian Fuentes has just signed a two-year deal with the LA Angels.

Tito worked a deal for 17.5 million over the next two seasons with a club opiton for 9 million in 2011.

Nice job man, they’re lucky to have him. Strangest pitch in baseball right there. Good luck Brian.

mike-shanahan234.jpgI listened to most of Mike Shanahan’s press conference this morning, I skipped Pat Bowlens.

 Wow reality has set in, he’s gone. No more Phil Long or that Trice diamond place commercials on the radio. How long until those sponsors sign deals with the new coach?

 Could you imagine Bill Cowher pitching diamonds? That’s funny right there.

Anyways, that seems to be the pattern around here. The sponsors grab them quick. 

Did you know that Shanahan’s contract runs until 2011, and if he doesn’t take another job the Broncos would have to pay him close to 21 million?

Hmm, let me think about this,…7 million a year and I don’t have to work. I know what I’d do, but Mike is just crazy enough to go out and get a job right away.

Mike wants another Super Bowl ring. He’ll go with the team that has potential and that team will be fortunate to have him.  

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 I’m hearing of a few names being tossed around out there as a possible replacments. The biggest one I’ve heard so far is Bill Cowher.

Bill might fit in nicely around Denver.

It probably wouldn’t take him long to get a feel for things around here 🙂 


  Another name out there is Scott Pioli.

 In his seven seasons with the Patriots, Belichick and Pioli led the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships and five division titles.

Pretty impressive, but can he do it on his own







I have also heard mention of Jim Fassel.

This guy was wants a head coaching posiiton so bad he wrote Al Davis a letter expressing interest in the head coach position for the Raiders.

Thats hungry!


 I’d still like to see John Elway in there with the Broncos in some capacity. I’m sure with him being retired and all he doesn’t have his hands full.

It’s New Years Eve, do you have big plans?

I don’t, I work tomorrow early and we’ll probably head over to a friends house and play Rockband for a few hours and I’ll be in bed by 10pm. Sad but true.watch_for_ice.jpg



VanillaIce14.jpgOn a funny note, Vanilla Ice will be the halftime (freak) show at the Nuggets/Hornets basketball game on Jan 3, 2009.  

The first 5000 fans get 80’s sunglasses.
Ice ice baby.jpgHave a Happy New Year everyone, be safe. Don’t be out there cruising in your 5.0 with the top down so your hair can blow…Peace…D
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  1. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    I wasn’t going to advertise anymore, but I still plan on quitting, thanks for the well wishes Julia..Happy New year…D

  2. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    Happy New Year!
    Hope good things happen for you. We’re hanging at home, not really into the New Years Eve party thing anymore.
    Going to try and stay up til 12:00 but no guarantees. Looking forward to another year of the Rant with hopefully the addition of blog talk radio.
    It’s sad to see Tito go, it was fun to see him throw in that crazy style of his.
    Be strong my friend, tobacco was the hardest thing I ever gave up.

  3. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV-We decided to stay home too, thanks for all your support this season, I hope 2009 is a great year for you my friend…D

  4. utahsteeler

    Happy New Year Ranter! I hope 2009 brings the Rockies success and we catch some baseballs. I’d love to see Cowher tell Cutler to cut his hair…..

  5. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    UTAH STEELER/JIM-Sounds good to me brotha, I’d like to see Cowher tell Cutler a lot of things. Happy New Year to you too…D

  6. hardballblog

    I think that firing was stupid. Shanahan has been great for Denver. I could understand if he is fired as the GM but not as the head coach. I don’t think Bill Cowher will be the new head coach of the Broncos. I don’t even think he is going to coach this year. I think he is going to take another year or 2 off and then maybe come back.

  7. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    HB-Shanahan was the Bronco’s head coach for 14 years. That’s a long time. He’ll make another team a great head coach I’m sure. Whoever the Broncos choose as their new coach had best be a D-fensive minded individual…D

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