AND HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL...BUT WE KNOW HOW THIS STORY ENDS
it is once again opening day and yourrrrrrr texas rangers are tied for first place in the al west...but for how long?? i think the story remains the same for ranger fans...above average hitting, average defense, and piss poor pitching. hell, i would love for this thing to even break .500. at least that way it would help ease the transition from watching the stars and mavs shit the bed (whether that be in the playoffs or to end the regular season) to college/nfl football. oh...and viva josh hamilton. i'm planning on adopting this guy as my new favorite ranger. hopefully he'll stay on the wagon.
Monday, March 31, 2008
we're struggling, but we're back. after way too many beers to count, way too many jager shots to count, catching hundreds of pounds of fish, about 13 holes of golf (for various reasons), 7 races at the dog track, 4 hours of drunken wii, 3 vomitings (none of which were mine), 1 bed pissing (also not mine), 1 lost cell phone (mine), 1 found cell phone (also mine), and 0 strippers...i made it back alive. obviously it was a busy weekend for me, but it was also a busy weekend for sports. let's review.
-stephen curry and davidson continued to wear the glass slipper by upsetting wisconsin to get to the elite 8. then they go on to scare the shit out of kansas before bowing out.
-memphis and unc look unstoppable. kids texas is pretty fucking good and memphis made them look like half asses yesterday. do you think the memphis tigers could beat the memphis grizzlies?? i do.
-all four #1 seeds advance to the final four. all this means is that douche you hate in your office who always just picks the higher seeds to win is beating you. fuck that douche.
-bama baseball takes another series from a top 15 opponent. the tide comes out of what will probably be their toughest 3 series of the entire season with a 4-5 record and a share of the lead in the western division. i'll take it.
-the nfl is banning long hair. damn the man!!
-major league baseball "sort of" started. did the games count?? did they not count?? i'm not even sure any more. true opening day is today.
-the mavs...the fucking mavs.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
the road show is leaving town and making its way to houston for a bachelor party. wish me and my liver luck. if (yes there is an if) we end up in a strip club...i pray to god they've got better skeelz than this broad.
in a move that surprised exactly 0% of the college football world, the suspension of ryan perrilloux (henceforth referred to as "jimmy dix") was quietly lifted yesterday. though strangely he is still not allowed to practice or play yet. i have no doubt jimmy dix will be on the top of the depth chart come fall practice.
since i'm heading out of town for the weekend later today, i figured i'd go ahead and post the next two days worth of games as i will no doubt be out of pocket until monday, which means no elite 8 picks. oh well...enjoy.
7 west virginia
-i personally had purdue winning this game over wvu, but since i had xavier losing to purdue, i will take the 'eers.
4 washington st
-i had unc beating notre dame...wazzu beating the domers doesn't change much for me.
12 western kentucky
-i had uconn losing to ucla anyway, so i'm damn sure not taking the hilltoppers.
-finally a matchup i had pegged all along. i'd like to take the vols for the sec's sake, but i just can't do it.
-i didn't have either one of these teams making it here. i think the fighting stephen curry's keep it close, but wisconsin is just too much.
-another matchup i got right, and i'd really like to pick stanford at this point, but i'll stay true to form and go with my pre touney pick.
-i had kansas beating vandy in this slot, 'nova doesn't have enough to make me change my mind.
5 michigan st
-i had memphis beating pitt here. this is another game that i'm going to go against my gut and stick to my pre tourney pick, but beware the spartans and izzo.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
former bama linebacker victor ellis passed away last night in chatanooga at the age of 28 after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last summer. ellis was at bama at the same time i was, and i definitely remember watching him play in person. though i didn't know him, i've been given the impression that i have missed out b/c he was an amazing person. he was most recently working for the university in the admissions office. for more info on victor and his foundation, click here.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
i gotta be honest...the world of sports is boring me to tears right now. the mavs and stars are in the midst of their annual chokes, baseball has yet to hit its stride, there's no real football going on, and i've got march madness withdrawals going on. here are some forced bama quick hits.
-all three of bama's november 2007 basketball signees have received post-season honors recently for their high school senior seasons of play, including jamychal green playing in the upcoming mcdonald's all american game. the question is, can gottfried find a way to fuck this up??
-the big news out of spring yesterday was the return of both luther davis and ezekial knight to the practice field. although zeke was in a no contact jersey, here's hoping its a step in the right direction.
-after getting their doors blown off by kentucky, and then losing 2 midweek games to uno, bama baseball turns around and takes 2 of three from 4th ranked vandy. i guess i'm going to have to wait a few more series before passing my judgement on this squad. their next chance comes this weekend against highly ranked ole miss.
-and finally, bama hero jay barker and country singer sara evans have announced their engagement. they bring 7 (fucking 7) children in the marriage. that's one sweet rack you're going to marry into jay.
Monday, March 24, 2008
if (when) the mavs miss the playoffs, will avery get the ax?? the rumblings are starting here in dallas. given the huge collapse in the finals two years ago, the monumental choke in the first round last year, and the increasing likelihood of not even making the postseason this year, the odds are increasing by the day there will be big changes in the offseason. the mavs now sit a half game ahead of the warriors for the 8th spot, and 2 games ahead of the nuggets in the 9th spot. and now they must face the next two weeks (basically the rest of the season) without dirk. in the next week the mavs will face the warriors twice and the nuggets once. if you didn't think it was interesting before...it is now.
well the first weekend of the ncaa basketball tourney is in the books. despite getting off to a pedestrian start on thursday, the madness came with a vengeance the rest of the weekend. your old buddy gerry went 38-10 in the first weekend which i feel is pretty solid given the nature of the beast. the sweet 16 is now set, with all four #1's still alive, but also consisting of a #10 and two #12's. also in the course of the first weekend, one player has stood out from the rest...davidson's stephen curry. listed at 6'3" 185lbs (which i feel are both "program" numbers), curry has been absolutely on fire scoring 70 points in his first two games (50% from behind the arc) leading 10th seed davidson to wins over 7th seed gonzaga and 2nd seed georgetown. it should be fun to watch curry try to light it up against wisconsin's smothering defense.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
did you hear that?? that's the sound of my bracket crashing back down to earth with a 4-4 day. it go obliterated yesterday, but at least my predicted champion made it through (ucla), even though they looked shitty in doing so. i need at least 6 wins today...AT LEAST.
(previously had vandy advancing to sweet 16 over clemson)
12 western kentucky
13 san diego
(previously had uconn advancing to sweet 16 over western kentucky)
8 mississippi state
Saturday, March 22, 2008
finally some madness...and in a big way as fans in tampa witness something that has never happened before...two 13's and two 12's advance in one day, in one place.
yesterday i went 12 for 16, not bad considering the day, and leaving me at 27 of 32 for the first round. where possible, i'm going to stick to my pre-tourney picks throughout this thing. if they team i chose loses, then i'll just handle it on a case by case basis. winners in red. once we get down to 16, i'll provide slightly (but only slightly) more insight into these picks.
11 kansas state
4 washington state
5 notre dame
5 michigan state
9 texas a&m
Friday, March 21, 2008
no major upsets yesterday, though duke did get the shit scared out of them. your old buddy gerry went 15 for 16 (damn aggies), but i have quite a few more upsets picked today. the sec starts out 0-2, so come on vols, hogs, 'dores, and dawgs. same deal...winners in red.
10 st. mary's
12 western kentucky
10 south alabama
15 austin peay
13 san diego
16 mount st. mary's
11 st. joe's
8 mississippi state
14 boise state
Thursday, March 20, 2008
its time to pick all of the winners of the first day of the ncaa tourney. no real breakdown of these games as so few actually require any breakdown. i have only one real upset in day 1, but i find this first round to be very boring...at least upon first look. winners are in red. they are in order of game times.
16 portland state
5 michigan st
9 kent state
13 oral roberts
11 kansas st
4 washington st
9 texas a&m
14 cal state fullerton
7 west virginia
5 notre dame
12 george mason
16 miss. valley state
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
so terrelle pryor finally chose a school, and its the buckeyes. do i care?? i'm not sure i do. he's not in my conference of choice, he's not on a squad that is likely to play my team of choice, and most importantly, i'm just tired of hearing about this douche bag. "i'm not sure if being thrown to the wolves and starting from day one would be best for me." i personally think he's a perfect fit for the richrod offense, but apparently he's skeered. which by the way, it should be interesting to see how michigan handles this. they're going to have to find some "athlete" to play qb. terrelle pryor can suck it...cuz its march madness time!!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
between all the boozin' and trying to move the last two days (you never know how much shit you've accumulated until you move), i have barely even seen a computer since friday. i've been trying to get caught up on the world of sports today while it is a fucking monsoon outside here in dallas.
-obviously the biggest story of the weekend is the ncaa tourney/selection show/brackets. i for one have still yet to really sit down and look at a bracket. this ncaa hoops season has been one of the more boring ones in recent memory for me. nonetheless, there will obviously be much more tourney coverage in the coming days. for us sec fans, the big news was getting 6 teams in to the big dance via uga playing out of their minds for about 36 hours and matching their season conference win total in a matter of days. all of this while avoiding tornados, shifting venues, and playing doubleheaders. viva sec!
-alabama baseball continues its downward spiral into mediocrity by getting swept in its conference opener. it should be noted that kentucky is one of the best teams in america, but by all accounts it wasn't even competitive. from '95 to '05, the bama program was one of the best in the country. it has taken a big turn for the worst in the last few seasons. should be interesting to see how this all plays out during the season if this is what they have to offer.
-speaking of mediocrity at alabama, the basketball season has mercifully come to an end, as the tide could not even muster an nit bid. sad. so now the "evalution" process begins. a quick glance at all of the alabama news stories would tell you that gottfried has weathered the storm and will be back next year. this is basically the feeling i've had all year, but i have to believe that next year immediately becomes do or die. a crotch punch of a quote from msu coach rick stansbury pretty well sums up this season for me, "i've said this many times, they're as talented as anybody in this league, and when they play like they played, they're capable of beating anybody." well if they're that talented, and not winning any games, then maybe you need a new coach.
-and on one final ncaa hoops note, apparently arky state will announce the hiring of former lsu shitbag john brady tomorrow. misty champagne is not psyched about moving to jonesboro.
Friday, March 14, 2008
this is me cashing out for the weekend. not only do i have friends coming in town, but i'm moving into a new apartment, and tomorrow is the annual greenville avenue st. patty's day celebration here in dallas...which is always a grand old time. so i'll be lucky if i even know what day it is, much less look at this blog. on to quick hits.
-as mentioned yesterday, spring practice is officially on. plenty of juicy tidbits over at roll bama roll, including greg mcelroy showing up wearing #12?? kind of a big deal to some, but i'm guessing the saban does not have time to worry about bullshit like tradition.
-the sec hoops tourney will continue. i can't see bama bama advancing past today, but then again they do seem pretty damn hot. considering the lack of quality in this conference, anything is possible. don't make mark gottfried crash the big dance!!! (i keed)
-this weekend is also marks the opening of the conference schedule for sec baseball. yes i give a shit about baseball, and yes i will talk about baseball when i feel necessary. fuck those who don't like it. the tide opens at kentucky who has merely failed to lose a game yet this year. good times.
-and perhaps the most important rite of spring, st. patty's day. a holiday that has been reduced to nothing more than an excuse to get black out drunk. like many cities, dallas enables the alchoholic in you by shutting down streets and waving open container laws. its always one of my favorite days here in dallas, and i expect tomorrow to be no different. please follow these simple instructions tomorrow (or monday depending on your locale and level of alcoholism) to have a successful st. patty's day.
1. find one of these
2. give her these
3. then these
if you had march 13th in the "noel devine downward spiral" office pool, please make your way to the cash register. devine and 3 teammates were arrested and pled no contest to misdemeanor battery charges. the only thing surprising about this story to me is the fact that devine managed to stay out of trouble for this long. somewhere rich rod laughs an evil laugh...again.
well...i predicted it would be interesting, and bama jumping out to a 28 point lead in the first half, letting the gators get back to within 6 in the second half, only to hold on to win by 11 was definitely interesting. mykal riley goes off for the second game in a row to the tune of 26 points on 8-12 from behind the arc. the tide also got some impressive contribution from the bench, especially on the glass. so with back to back wins consisting of #14 vandy, and getting their first conference win NOT in coleman colesium over the defending champs, one has to wonder what the fuck this team was doing the rest of the year. nice time to turn it on boys. check the highlights.
in the three other games, lsu out shittied south carolina as the cocks advance, vandy smoked auburn, and ole miss followed this week's trend of teams who have a chance to play their way into the tourney choking by losing to freakin uga in ot. on to today's games.
game 5 [e5] south carolina vs. [e1] tennessee 12:00pm (cst)
game 6 [e3] vanderbilt vs. [w2] arkansas 2:15pm
game 7 [w5] alabama vs. [w1] miss. state 6:30pm
game 8 [e6] uga vs. [e2] kentucky 8:45pm
Thursday, March 13, 2008
as far as i'm concerned, march madness officially begins today. sure it has sort of already begun via small conference tournaments (12 teams are already in) and the big east tourney kicking off yesterday, but today is when i become consumed. the tide opens up tonight against a gators team that in my mind was playing better basketball when they last met to open conference play. in a conference with a lot of mediocre teams, and a lot of teams with nothing to lose, this tournament could be very interesting.
day 1 (all times cst)
game 1 [e5] south carolina vs. [w4] lsu 12:00pm
game 2 [w6] auburn vs. [e3] vanderbilt 2:15pm
game 3 [w5] alabama vs. [e4] florida 6:30pm
game 4 [e6] georgia vs. [w3] ole miss 8:45pm
the tide kicks off spring practice today, and "you know who" has been saving up his vocal chords since thanksgiving to belittle, embarass, and humiliate you into a better football player. there are numerous questions facing the tide as spring practice opens, and things will conclude with the a-day game on april 12. may god have mercy on your souls.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
the saban had another info filled presser yesterday. here are the high points...or low points in many cases.
-ua has filed to put defensive back chris lett on a medical scholarship, effectively ending lett's college football career. after signing last year, lett never completed a full practice at alabama while battling a form of diabetes.
-the shocker of the presser was that reserve defensive lineman luther davis will miss spring practice due to what saban called "personal reasons." davis has been absent recently from alabama's offseason conditioning program. saban would not elaborate on those reasons. this may be interesting depending on which was this goes.
-sadly, but not surprisingly, linebacker zeke knight has not been medically cleared to participate in spring drills. knight was hospitalized in january after growing dizzy during a team workout. ua officials aren't permitted to comment on knight's health issues, but signs clearly aren't good.
-linebacker prince hall remains suspended indefinitely, but could potentially rejoin the team at a later date, saban said.
-good news regarding the tide's top four tailbacks. although all have undergone surgery in the past year, they have all been cleared for full contact except glen coffee, according to saban.
-everyone seems to be giving their approval of new oc jim mcelwain. "he does some things different than what we're used to," quarterback john parker wilson said earlier today. "getting involved, yelling a little more, getting in guys' faces, being a hard-nosed coach." no wonder the saban likes him so much.
here is some video of yesterday's presser.
i only posted that video to point out that sweater...wtf is that?!?
not only am i really busy this week, but i'm finding myself bored by the sports world right now. until some good march madness kicks in later this week, i'm just not feeling it. so enjoy this little nugget of completely non sports greatness.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
only one player in the sec averaged a double-double this year (averaging 17.7 and 10), and that was alabama's richard hendrix. for being the lone bright spot on the crimson tide hoops team, hendrix was named first team all sec today. now the big question becomes, will hendrix be wearing crimson next year?? yesterday he said he has not made a decision, but that its a "no brainer" to test the waters yet retain the option to return. the nba may think that richard should learn to shoot better then 50% from the charity stripe, but we'll see. obviously i would love to have this big bastard back next year with ronald steele and the incoming studs. one would think that even gottfried could make the tournament with all of that weaponry...one would think. here's the full list of sec awards:
SEC Coaches' Postseason Awards (*-Ties; #-Unanimous)
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Richard Hendrix, Alabama*
Sonny Weems, Arkansas
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State#
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State
Devan Downey, South Carolina
Chris Lofton, Tennessee*
Tyler Smith, Tennessee
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt#
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC
Nick Calathes, Florida
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia
Joe Crawford, Kentucky
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt
SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Nick Calathes, Florida#
Jai Lucas, Florida#
Chandler Parsons, Florida*
Jeremy Price, Georgia
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky#
Anthony Randolph, LSU#
Trevor Gaskins, Ole Miss*
Chris Warren, Ole Miss#
Mike Holmes, South Carolina*
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt#
SEC ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Steven Hill, Arkansas*
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia*
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky*
Garrett Temple, LSU
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State#
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR
Billy Gillispie, Kentucky*
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee*
SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Dave Bliss, Georgia
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Nick Calathes, Florida*
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky*
SEC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
J.P. Prince, Tennessee
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State#
i don't even give a shit what trev thinks about college football...which i assume he claims to be his specialty...but now i'm supposed listen to him break down the al west (or any other baseball)?? surprisingly i agree with his prediction, but even he has no idea how he got there. i mean the guy is still talking a-rod in his breakdown of the 2008 rangers. next week trev breaks down the effects of shaq leaving the orlando magic.
Monday, March 10, 2008
bama finally showed up and beat a quality team on saturday by beating 14th ranked vandy 78-73 in ot. on senior day in t'town, the only senior of real significance to the future of the team showed just how valuable he can be. mykal riley went off to the tune of 26 and 10, including 6 of 13 from behind the arc. catch the highlights here. bama finished the season 0-8 on the road in conference, but somehow i take some comfort in them finishing 16-15 as opposed to 15-16. this leaves bama lined up to play florida in the sec tourney on thursday at 6:30 cst. in a conference full of mediocrity (minus tennesee), nothing would surprise me in this tournament, so it should be interesting. check out the full bracket.
on saturday senior mykal riley went inside...
and into the loving arms of mark gottfried.
Friday, March 7, 2008
rashad johson has accepted a plea deal to drop the disorderly conduct charges "with conditions." the conditions are that johnson will perform 40 hours (damn!!) of community service, and release this statement: "i regret that my actions contributed to an arrest on february 23, 2008, and want to make it clear that i support the tuscaloosa police department and their attempts to maintain public safety." now THAT is some buuuullllllshit. so let me see if i understand what went down here. the tpd gets a boner and makes and unnecessary arrest...surveillance tapes show different from what the report says...tpd says "shit. ok we'll dismiss the charges with these conditions"...rashad says "fuck tha poe-leece, i didn't do anything"...tpd makes a stand, and possibly a threat or two...i.e. "take the deal or else"...rashad takes the deal rather than drag this thing out forever and ever. the sad thing is that the damage has already been done and is pretty much irreversible. like the great philosopher michael irvin once said, [paraphrase] "i want you to print the retraction with the same flair and excitement that you printed the bullshit story." [/paraphrase] michael will be the first to tell rashad that ain't gonna happen.
rashad johnson...ice cube has a message for you
i've been born and raised in the south my entire life. i've never been much of a snow skier...i'd rather be on the water/beach. so the fact that it snowed twice in the same week...in march...in freaking dallas...is a kind a big deal to me. when these pics were taken (with a cell phone) it had just started snowing, but it was snowing pretty damn hard. the official mascot of uncle rico's time machine was not really sure what to make of all this cold shit falling from the sky.
the mavs continued to show the jason kidd trade was useless (4-5 since the trade) while the rockets won their 17th in a row. really rockets?? 17 in a row?? you're not that damn good, and you will prove it with a first round exit in the playoffs. speaking of playoffs, the mavs are only 1 game out of the 8th spot, and 2 games ahead of the nuggets in the 9th spot. everyone supporting the jason kidd trade liked to talk about what a difference he will make in the playoffs, well they better hope that they even make it to the playoffs. granted the mavs were without dirk last night for going all "raja bell" on ak-47 this week, but you gotta beat the yao-less rockets in a big game on your home floor. if the mavs have a heart they will win everyone of their next 5. they've got 5 weak eastern conference opponents, 4 of them at home, with only miami on the road. you better win all 5 b/c after that you've got boston, san antonio, and the lakers all at home in the course of 5 days. every game counts at this point ladies. and now, instead of showing dirk's beheading of ak-47, i'll show raja's beheading of kobe...b/c kobe's a dick...and i like dirk.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
for you last dragon...footage of the man from kiln blubbering like a school girl with a skinned knee.
in the last two days the great orson has gotten me to do some serious reminiscing. when i was a kid i freakin' loved me some danger mouse. in checking out it's wiki page, it appears as though i'm not alone. there have been persisting rumors about a revival of the series and you can even purchase the complete series on dvd. it says that it began showing on nickelodeon in the mid-80's, which is right in my wheelhouse. i think this is right about the time nickelodeon really blew up, and i was all over it. i remember being a particular fan of penfold the hamster and his many catch phrases like "crumbs" or "carrots." i was also disappointed/surprised to see that dm was not voiced by mr. carey elwes. i can't be the only one who dug this show. who's with me??
this clip is like freakin' 9 minutes...but it flies by as it is badassery
after being banned for 2 years for violating the nba's drug policy, tha birdman is back muthafucka!!! not only is he back...but he's back with the hornets. they had the exclusive rights to him and they chose to exercise them in the form of a one year deal. as a person who pulls for the hornets, this is pretty damn risky b/c he seems like he stands a great chance of being a chemistry killer for a team that appears to have some pretty solid chemistry. however as a blogger i'm looking forward to all of the genius pics, quotes, and you tubeage from this wingnut. fly on birdman!!
when this is your signature moment...you've officially got a big bag of nothin'
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
it appears that after 17 seasons brett favre has called it a career. he retires with 5,377 career completions in 8,758 attempts for 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions. he has many detractors, but if you have a "greatest qb of all time" conversation and don't invite him to the party you're full of shit. he is obviously all over the record book, including being the all time leader in many major categories, and he did it all with what was at times a horrible supporting cast. however, that's not even why i've always been a fan of brett favre. the guy had more fun playing the game than anyone i've ever seen. starting on the football fields of kiln, mississippi, favre always played with wreckless abandon to win the game, consequences be damned. i got on the brett favre bandwagon earlier than most, as my neighbors were huge usm boosters and i grew up going to usm games. i still remember my neighbors putting "farve for heisman" bumpers stickers on their cars (or was it "farve 4 heisman?"). on september 8, 1990, favre led the golden eagles to a comeback victory over alabama in tuscaloosa a mere 6 weeks after a near fatal car accident. after the game gene stallings said "you can call it a miracle or a legend or whatever you want to. i just know that on that day, brett favre was larger than life." and so the legend began.
this is why i will miss brett favre...the dude had fun.
some of the all time greats show love for favre.
Friend, are you bored? Is Spring practice just not doing it for you? Does the internet not hold the same allure it once did while dodging work? Well, just like the ant that taught the grasshopper that one must do work now to put away for the hard times, I am here for your peace of mind.
Now is the time to put away a few bucks every paycheck. Start burying those acorns my furry gambling squirrels, because August will be here before you know it. And soon after, that cold fall and winter when pickings are indeed slim. But start storing up knowledge. Yea, knowledge is power, and this is the time of year to familiarize yourself with the Central Michigans, the Utah States, the Tulsas.
Some of the best advice I ever got was, well, it was from Ric Flair and it had nothing to do with gambling, "get all the ass you can." But the SECOND best advice I received was study obscure teams and conferences now. Go back to last season and see how your hunches and opinions played out. Evaluate that against how things look this year. And friend, I guarantee you'll be rolling in the money come successful wagerin' time come fall. Least ways, like Daddy said, you'll be in better shape than a blindfolded man picking out his companion in whore house that forgot to pay it's lectric bill.
Happy savin' and happy studyin' my brethren.
Monday, March 3, 2008
-the saints have been very busy so far this off season, thankfully most of it is on the defensive side of the ball. first they steal lb jonathan vilma from the jets, and now they appear to have signed cb randall gay. i wouldn't consider gay a lockdown corner, but he's an upgrade from anything else the saints were going to throw out there.
-the saints also signed jags de bobby mccray. i'd be lying if i said i was overly familiar with this guys work, but he seems like a solid addition, and unless they drastically overpaid for him, i'm on board. at least this team isn't acting like nothing is wrong with their defense like they did last offseason.
-the saints also resigned aaron stecker and devery henderson. although only role players both are important resignings given the heavy rotation at rb and the fact that robert meachem appears to have a big bag of nothing.
-other big nfl signings over the weekend included te alge crumpler signing with the titans, and rb michael turner signed with the falcons, leading warrick dunn to request his release.
-and in one final non-nfl note...sometime a picture is worth a thousand words.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
it appears that rashad johnson and witness freddie roach were likely telling the truth the entire time about johnson's disorderly conduct arrest. apparently the tpd's arrest report contains "obvious" differences from the videos recording the incident from FOUR different angles (man how the strip has changed since my days). obviously its very possible the arresting officer just made a mistake, but it makes one wonder what the hell is going on. what ever happened to the days of football players catching the breaks?? also, there were a shitload of people out there on the internets who wasted a lot of time and energy busting the saban's balls for not suspending johnson. most of them have an endless ax to grind with the saban so they'll justify it somehow...but in reality, the saban was shown to be 100% right on this one.