Monday, September 29, 2008


Seems like I've seen this guys somewhere before:

Photo from the Lansing State Journal.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Best Ever...

Woodson's INT is still pretty good.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blue, what's the count?

What? How is this possible? I've umpired a few games before, and I can't say this has even come close to happening. Did EVERYONE fall asleep at the wheel? Seriously, EVERYONE. Even the loud, opera singing hotdog guy knew it was 3-2.

First team to 80, wins

Has anyone heard about this? It makes sense. It works very well in Texas and other states. But, be ready for teams to score 80-100 points PER GAME!

Walken Family Reunion

Okay, seriously, who hasn't tried to improve their Walken impression. Wow!

"Not God-given"


That's David Blaine. Enough said. Did anyone see the latest stupid stunt he did Wednesday night? All he pretty much does is these "magical" stunts. Well, according to news releases (I actually didn't see it live) and footage I saw on YouTube, he's a "balloon" of a fraud...pun intended. No wonder Stuart Scott wasn't the host/Emcee of the latest hyped event.

You Asked for It

I don't know, but something green. Wow!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


As a "Jim Rome Show" listener I have heard a lot of talk about some guy from Cal who got "blown up" by a Maryland player. I didnt see it or hear about so I decided to check it out on You Tube. He not only gets "lit up" he also loses his breakfast. Check it out. I am not smart enough to put in a link or have time to figure it out so you will have to do it the hard way. Get over it, it will be worth it.

Here's what I need to know:

Who was the next guy to get tackled in that spot?
Did they break out the powder stuff like the new "heath teacher" would have to do?


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Todd Jones...

...announced today that he is retiring. A quote:

"So this is it. If you’re a Tigers fan, I’ll never stress you out again. If you’re not a Tigers fan, you’ll never have me as your ace in the hole, convinced I’ll blow a lead against your team."

That's funny stuff.

Millen Done

Matt Millen has been relieved of his duties as GM of the Detroit Lions. The only surprise in this is that Ford Sr. actually pulled the trigger, perhaps pushed by his son's comments that he would fire Millen if it were up to him.

The Lions were 31-84 under Millen, so there's not a whole lot that can be said in his defense. That being said, I'm already a little annoyed reading some of the coverage, especially the topics of talent and drafting.

Talent: The News ran an article in the past week saying that the Lions had no talent at all. I'm no NFL expert, but it seems there were plenty of people picking the Lions to be pretty decent this year. Obviously they've started very poorly, and I doubt they're going to turn it around, but I can't believe the the team is completely awful. Big holes? Yeah. Should they be better? Definitely. But I don't think you can say the cupboard is bare.

Drafting: You can hold all the WRs picked against Millen. Taking that many WRs with top picks was not a wise move. But don't tell all the picks were bad. Charles Rogers was a good pick at the time, who made an impact in his first game... then got hurt. Joey Harrington didn't work out, but you can't fault the pick. Kevin Jones was great before he was injured, which is a possibility for an young back.

Maybe I'm just annoyed at all the joy at the firing. Sure, it needed to happen, but it'd be nice if the critics didn't feel the need to exaggerate to make a point.


Lynn Henning of the Detroit News says that Michigan can't possibly be as bad as they've appeared to be so far this season. A quote: "The Wolverines have enough players and skill to win more games than they lose in 2008." Okay, I'm willing to admit that's entirely possible, but aren't they starting a walk-on at QB? Talent-filled college teams aren't usually helmed by walk-ons, at least based on what I've seen. I don't read up much on the UM football team, are others saying the same thing?

Monday, September 22, 2008


Check out these highlights of the MSU-ND game. The plays are great, but it's the press conference footage at the end that does it for me. Javon Ringer brings the entire offensive line to the podium and gives them credit for the win and his stats. Sure, backs give the line credit sometimes, but that really stood out.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Just Wrong

It's Sunday afternoon and the local Fox affiliate, after showing the Bears game, has on... beach volleyball.

Every Sunday during the season, CBS and Fox should show 2 games each afternoon, no matter which market you're in. Anything else is plain stupid. Sure, the NFC games aren't that great right now, but they've gotta draw better than volleyball. TV is run by morons.

UPDATE: Just to be clear, it's women playing volleyball, and they're almost wearing clothes. I guess that explains why Fox thinks it's broadcastable, but it's still not right.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

This was in a Moline newspaper, but I also found a story that contained the quote here.

Turns out there's a tiger, and I understand he's hungry ... so we're staying away from him.
-Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough

If I can use that quote during work tomorrow it will make my day.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thoughts from Saturday (and Friday)

A couple of thoughts on the college football action in the past week:

-How great is it that the South Florida Bulls have a WR named Taurus Johnson?

-Six turnovers by the Wolverines? Coach Rodriguez said "... the players are really trying." Not hard enough apparently.

-I have to give it to Ohio State, they did the best impression of Michigan in a bowl game that I've ever seen.

-I don't know that I've ever seen a football player look as tired Javon Ringer did after his 43 carry, 282 yd performance against FAU. Well, maybe I should say RB, Fritz used to look that bad after running gassers (so did I).

-According to Andy, they ran out of panchos in East Lansing. I know it rained nearly the entire game, but that's still sounds crazy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Grow Up

A quote from Felicia Young from an AP article on Vince Young and his emotional issues:

But we’re not talking about football right now. We’re talking about what would make him happy, and that is the most important thing.

Oh grow up. Lots of people, myself included, aren't happy with their jobs, and most don't get paid millions of dollars to do them. We still show up to work, like adults. Spoiled children run and hide, which is exactly what Young is doing. I'm sure getting booed by an NFL crowd is no fun, but what else is he going to do? He hasn't finished his degree and I'd be surprised if he has any significant work experience. So stop crying and do your job.

One more thing: if your mom's talking about how you're "hurting inside and out" the the press, you just might have to turn in your man card.

UPDATE: By the time I finished typing this the article disappeared, replaced with a new one about how Young showed up to practice today. Good for him. The nearest I can find to the original article is this.

Monday, September 08, 2008


Tom Brady will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Unless, of course, this is another trick by Belichick and the Pats, who still won't say what Brady's injury actually is. But that would be pretty crazy. (So you're sayin' there's a chance?) Anyway, the Pats will start Matt Cassel, who will not repeat Brady's amazing ascension to NFL superstar.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Quote of the Day

If I had a rotator cuff, I could pat myself on the back like you.
-Howie Long, to Jimmy Johnson

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

100 Combines

From an email I received today:

Record setting harvest done in 2008, in Norton , Kansas. 160 acres were harvested with 100 combines and several grain trucks in 10 minutes and 15 seconds.

This record will be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Proceeds of this crop will be sent to a kids' camp.