Does Sidney Crosby Have the Mumps or….


Yesterday, the Penguins admin announced that Sid has the mumps.  However, prior to that, the news from the Pens camp was, they weren’t quite sure because he had received and injury to his neck in the Carolina game.  They had to make sure that swelling, in his neck and face, that looked like every other mumps-laden NHL player, was indeed mumps.

Is there anyone out there, even the kid who’s repeating his first year of Guatemalan medical school for the 6th time, who did NOT think that Sid had the mumps based on the history of how many NHL players have had the mumps and what his face looked like?

Yes, a medical diagnosis has to be based on evidence and not a “if it looks like dog poop and tastes like dog poop, it is probably dog poop,” decision-making process.  But jeeeezus…..I think it would have been more believable to say that Sid was planning on having a spot on Housewives of New Jersey and was consulting with Big Ange on beauty secrets, ya… (wait.. I’m chicken-ing out!!!  I can’t call the Pens admin ja…um……..) Ya Ja……. NOPE!  Can’t do it!!

But thank GAWD we all now admit that Sid DOES have the mumps!

What did YOU think could have been a reasonable explanation for Sid’s face?  Comment below.


The Parking Chair Santa of San Francisco


When ya think of it, it has been some time since the East Coast influenced the West Coast.  Once Lewis and Clark got out there and started wearing polyester, drinking kale juices and surfing, that was kind of the end.  The West Coast has been the trend setters since.

The above photo is proof of the change in progress.  It would appear that someone from East Liberty has taken “Pittsburgh Parking Chair Outreach” seriously and is now disciple-ing in the San Francisco area!

Here’s the message that came with the photo:

This guy was determined to fit all those chairs in that little truck. Needless to say he was swerving all over the road  when he left.

Well HELLS yeah he was determined.  He wants to be sure that everyone gets a parking chair under their tree this Christmas season.Now THAT sir, is a mission and thanks for doing it so well.

He Parking Chair Santa of San Francisco, good luck with your mission and, if ya can’t get rid of those chairs, at least you can be the very first to operate the mobile chair-Jenga game.  Hope you have good cable… and I DON’T mean the stuff that brings HBO into your living room.

Hope you’re good at tying knots, Ya Jagoff!


Thanks, once again, to Nicole Borello for being our Honorary Jagoff Catcher.  This is her third catch and is now officially our San Francisco Jagoff Catching Bureau Chief!

Raffle winner from yesterday’s blog is Joe Gianella who gets a copy of the book, “Above the Fries” and an iTunes Gift Card.

Joe, email us at YaJagoff (at) Verizon (dot) net, subject line FRIES.  Give us your mailing address

Details on the Book


Ok.. here’s the deal.  I got home late, very late, last night and didn’t plan well to have  blog post ready for today.  So, I thought that I would simply be lazy and be a self-promoting Jag and point out that the book, is ready. Well, it will be on Amazon as of next week.

I cannot thank Donna from HO Press enough for her help.  And, of course, HUUUUUUUGE thanks to Ron from Mugshotz for the cover.

So, you can go to the website store right now (here) and order a book.  OR, you can wait until next week when it is on

In the meantime, if you’re reading this in the morning, more than likely, I am sleeping!!!!

Here’s the deal.  Make a comment below before midnight tonight (EST) and you will be eligible to win a free book and an iTunes card.

Thanks, Ya Jagoffs!!!