Thursday, December 6, 2012


That's right, baby. This site is all about winners. This here a Giants blog and they the bestest team. The RMC anagram contest is officially over and all that's left to do is announce the winners. Many thanks to the inscrutable SIR for being the judge. Three of you get the DVD prize from A&E--be sure to send me your snail mail address so I can forward it to them.

Winner #1 is ALEX for his excellent Brian Wilson IS BRAWN LION.

Winner #2 is MAMA TAY for her superb Tim Flannery IT FLY, MEN RAN.

Winner #3 is JC PARSONS for his freaky Timothy LeRoy Lincecum MERCY HOOTIE! MULTI-NL CY.

Thanks to everyone for the fun and creative entries. I enjoyed this little bit of shameless commercialism. Free stuff! Free stuff! Free stuff! After 2010 I got four different brand new Giants books sent to me ("review" copies) for free by various publishers. I pimped each one of them on the site like a good lad. And then A&E sent me a free Matt Cain Perfect Game disc if I promised to do a giveaway contest. Then the same nice lady sent me the 2012 Champions DVD (which you winners will receive) and I did another giveaway contest. Well, guess what? We are going to have yet another contest because I just received the 2012 World Series complete set! How's that for a prize? So, if any of you have an idea for a fun contest to win this awesome disc set, let me know. I have a few ideas already, but a little inspiration never hurts.

Winners, again, send me an email ( with your snail mail address (USA only). A&E will send you the prize after I send your info on to them. BE SURE TO SPECIFY BLU-RAY OR STANDARD DVD!!

Thanks again, everyone.




Zo said...

I recommend a contest that I have a shot at. I am still trying to develop an anangram out of Rob Nen.

Brother Bob said...

So "Pagan Angel" WAS too easy?

Ron said...

I was certain that 'Chulk Call: Rare Slim Win' had it all:

- Based upon name of beloved Ex-Giant from a winning era.

- Included name of another not-so-stellar ex-Giant from a mediocre era.

- Contained an accurate assessment of our chances during said mediocre era.

- Made grammatical sense.

- Kind of cute.

I am despondent & wishing that I could retrieve the many hours spent preparing interesting submissions.

On another note, who will be the right-handed Gregor Blanco with a little more power we so sorely need to complement the real Gregor Blanco? And don't tell me Justin Christian or Christian Justin or whatever his name is. I know that we are supposedly now out of the 'Scott Hairston Sweepstakes', & other such exercises, but there must be some decent veteran out there.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Dude, veteran love will get you nowhere. The 2012 Giants were all about youth and inexperience--Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Gregor Blanco, Joaquin Arias, Hector Sanchez, George Kontos, etc.

And you forgot the contest rules: THREE entries. The Vinnie Chulk/Will Clark anagram (your best) was your FIFTH by my count. So you had to live or die by "Jane mothers Neil", "Jerry fed on leaf" and "Zulu rags." Not bad, but you must admit not as good, say, as "It fly, men ran."

M.C. O'Connor said...

It's "Robb" Nen, bra.

Zo said...


Ron said...

'Zulu rags' wasn't even right. I realized that later. But, I did come up with the correct combination:

Guy Sularz = Gray Zulus

I contemplated writing in & designating my 3 for competition ahead of time. They would have been William Nuschler Clark, Johnnie LeMaster, & Jeffrey Leonard.

We need to work something out with Wilson. I don't want him to go on to become Joe Nathan for someone else. I think that we did what we had to do, & he has now had time to realize that no one is just throwing $$$ at him. We should sign him to a nice, reasonable contract with lots of incentives. Aside from the fact that we continue to make a shit-pile of money off of this guy (I was in both the AT&T & Walnut Creek Dugout Stores over Thanksgiving, & they are still selling more different Brian Wilson knick-knacks than everyone else combined), we don't have a Closer, so one more candidate would be helpful. As Mark pointed out about 18 months ago, Romo isn't considered the long-term answer, because of his stature & stamina. He's really a 50 IP a year guy - even with the postseason, he still only went 65 IP this year. If we don't sign Wilson, it'll either be back to Casilla, back to the 'Committee', or we'll have to sign another Closer (so, no $ saved by not signing Wilson). I don't think that Wilson will be 100% until mid-season, but that might work out to be just about right. Committee for awhile, then Wilson.

nomisnala said...

Ron I like your comments on Wilson. I hope Wilson comes to his senses.

M.C. O'Connor said...

I don't think the Giants are giving up on Wilson by any means. They just wanted to change the negotiating position. He was non-tendered, not sent packing. They weren't going to give him guaranteed dollars and it doesn't look like any team will. He's had two Tommy Johns--that's mostly uncharted territory and teams are rightly concerned. I'd love to have him back and my gut says he will be back. He's been cleared by his doctor for Spring Training!

The Giants have always babied Romo's arm and used him sparingly. But maybe he really can be a 60-70 IP guy, it would not be out of the question. And with Casilla and Affeldt the Giants have a lot of late inning options. I think the 'pen will still be awesome next season.