San Francisco Giants vs. Baltimore Orioles (06/13/04)

San Francisco Giants vs. Baltimore Orioles A Road Report – June 13, 2004 (by PHIL RIPPA) (Originally Posted (06/21/2004) Writer’s Note: This has taken forever to write as, no joke, on four separate occasions I started writing, completed two paragraphs and promptly fell asleep. Maybe that should have just been the whole write up. Stupid boring game.  My boy, Jamal […]

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VP of the Month (Dec 2009) – Washington Redskins

THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS VP OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2009  ED: Ed Agner : PR: Phil Rippa (Originally Published on 1/11/2010) PR: Somewhere in the process of thinking up this new feature, we easily decided on Jimmy Rollins and our VP of the Year we realized that we needed a December too. Again, we wanted no part of Tiger Woods […]

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30 REASONS: Why Alex Rodriguez will be traded to every team

(by PHIL RIPPA) – Originally posted 10/13/2006. Figured it was appropriate to re-post this one now. With A-Rod stinking up another post season, the immediate calls to trade him by Yankees fans and the sports media and anyone who wanted to pretend they followed sports came fast and furious. MLB GMs immediately tried to determine why they should acquire A-Rod […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment: KELLY TRIPUCKA

by PHIL RIPPA (originally appeared on Veteran Presence) This there NBA that the kids watch today is not the NBA that I watched. The difference is that while both have truckloads of ugly guys, the ugly guys in my NBA could actually shoot or at least block a shot or hustle back on defense. Today, it is nothing but high […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment: JESSIE ARMSTEAD

(by Phil Rippa) – Originally Published (10/6/2010) Originally I was going to write something about the initial class of New York Giants inducted into the Ring of Honor of the new Giants Stadium… err… New Meadowlands Stadium. Then I looked at the 30 names and I was like “Umm… well what I am supposed to do with this?” I don’t think […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment: CHRIS HOILES

 (by Phil Rippa) – Originally published (10/6/2010) Hall of Fames always tend to be comical, each in their own special way. Baseball’s is the best and for the most part everyone who should be in is in (Again – I said SHOULD. Poor poor Bert Blyleven). You could probably spend more time arguing about the fringe guys who got in […]

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Wait… what???

Hiya~! So Ed and I are back… though we never really left. You are looking at the rebooted site originally known as Veteran Presence. Through a series of comical events (which may or may not be tied to us being old and idiots) – the VP domain became somewhat FUBARed. I stupidly convinced Ed that we should take one more […]

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