Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Terminator: Salvation Trailer

I'm getting kind of pumped for this one:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Re: Memo

Well, looks like I'm done with the Lions.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Mel Kiper Jr. says even his draft prognosticating powers are foiled by the black hole of ineptitude that is the Detroit Lions.

Open House

Memo to the Lions

If the Lions draft Stafford I'm done being a Lions fan.* I agree with Wojo: Stafford isn't worth the risk, and I don't think he's a sure-fire prospect. Did anyone watch them play MSU? An NFL-caliber quarterback would have carved up MSU's secondary, like Matt Ryan did the year before. C.J. Bacher (Northwestern) looked better against the Spartans than Stafford. My prediction: If the Lions take Stafford, fans are going to end up wishing for the good old days of Joey Harrington.

*For a minimum of one season. I reserve the right to return to being a fan of the Lions during the 2010 season or if Drew Stanton is named starting QB. Void were prohibited. Watching Lions football may be harmful to humans, small animals, and some monkeys.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Lego Rock Band? Well, obviously building blocks and rhythm games are meant to go together. I think I'm suffering from franchise overload.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Logo

The Lions officially unveiled their new logo today, the one that was spoiled almost a month ago. They also showed off new uniforms and logotype. I like the new logo, but the rest? Generic. Boring. If they can't do better than that, just go back to the classic look.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


It's come to my attention that some haven't seen pictures of the new Corvette Stingray concept, which will be seen as autobot "Sideswipe" in the new Transformers movie (6/24). So, here you go:

More pictures at Dvice.


After President Obama's remarks about high-speed rail, I think this is necessary:

Friday, April 17, 2009


I felt like watching some Transformers, so I thought I'd share so everyone could enjoy. Here's the entire first episode of the original animated series:

Jumping off a building... for charity.

Hugh Jackman deserves some props for this, even if I suspect Wolverine is going to suck. (Hat tip: Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Public Service Announcement

In case some of you are interested, Amazon currently has Prom Night on sale for $3.99. I know Ump's been looking for a good deal on this one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009


So we're negotiating with pirates now? I understand it in this situation to a degree, but I don't like the idea of that being the standard. Even kids watching Pirates of the Caribbean know what you do with pirates when you capture them: you hang them.

UPDATE: Or you send the SEALs after them. That's more like it. (Hat tip: Mark Steyn at The Corner)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009



I'm sorry but somebody has to say it. I know there are many Sparty fans on this site and we have heard all about the success of this years MSU team. Here is how it went down in our house. I left for ice cream at approx 9:10pm when I returned at 9:20 I could hardly believe the score (24-7). What I can't believe is the fact that they just got beat in every way. What were they thinking trying to RUN with Carolina. I understand, you take it when you can get it. Maybe you get a easy basket here or there. They should have been walking the ball up the court. They Had to of known if they were going to win, this game has got to be in the 50's or low 60's. Right? Play MSU's pace not CAROLINA's. Rome's Take is exactly how I feel and I was also thinking MSU had a shot going in.

Michigan St. coach Tom Izzo had said if his Spartans play well and North Carolina plays well, State would lose. Well, Carolina was “unconscious”, the Spartans didn’t even bother “to get off the bus” and that was a straight up “mug-job”!

The Tar Heels went into Michigan State’s house, the most hostile environment imaginable, “speed bagged” them, chased that with a vicious “curb stomp” and it all lasted about five minutes. Tom Izzo said his guys looked like the proverbial “deer in the headlights”. Punched in the face and put to sleep is more like it! I had picked Michigan St. to win the game yesterday and Carolina made me look really, really bad. And Michigan St. even worse!

And while I have never seen a national champion team look more impressive or dominant than North Carolina last night, I have to say it is pretty tough to play the game with “both hands around your throat”. Could Michigan St. have come out any tighter? Could they have gripped any harder? Carolina had been there before and it showed. They were poised and didn’t force a thing. The Spartans completely unraveled and forced everything.

Look, everyone knew Michigan State’s best shot wasn’t going to be enough to beat Carolina’s best shot. But the Spartans never even threw a punch! Carolina came out, “cold-cocked” them and they never recovered. Michigan St. had a great season, and a great run in the tourney’. But not showing up or playing anywhere near to your capability in the biggest game of your life had to be disappointing. They were totally outclassed and frankly didn’t belong on the same floor with Carolina last night. That was a “boat race” and nowhere near as close as the 89-72 final score indicated.


Look, I am a fan of the Big Ten and I am bigger fan of Tom Izzo. Therefore I was hoping State would win. I want to believe that the Big Ten is the best conference in every sport. The thing is, MSU didn't have any business being in that game. They did what they do and it got them there. You have to respect that and admire it. Izzo's streak of Final Four's with every class of kids is awesome and the ultimate recruiting tool. Do I feel they are one of the top 5 programs in the country...Yes. The biggest blessing in disguise is Kentucky fired their man, and hired their man before State was done. I'm not saying he leaves, but I bet "He Listens". You also know he's great coach by the lack of NBA talent. I mean who's the best, Richardson maybe. You give him more recruiting leverage with Kentucky and his coaching abilities and look out.

Reguardless, they had a great year by almost any standard and congrats to them.

P.S. They better hope they get back to a title game soon to get rid of the stink coming out of East lansing after this. Smells worse than Caro.


Canada Dry

Tigers Manager Jim Leyland after finding out alcohol was going to be banned at the Rogers Center Tuesday night:

"That has no bearing on me," Leyland said. "I don't drink beer, particularly not during the game."

Monday, April 06, 2009

Arkham Asylum Gameplay

Spartan Spirit

I know I'm biased, but I thought this was really cool:

Way to go, Detroit News.

UPDATE: Okay, the Freep ain't bad either:

Sunday, April 05, 2009


I meant to post this before the Final Four, so it might not be as funny now. Sorry, super busy with class, teaching, baseball season,...and oh yeah, my school won't let me create posts on blogs. Buttholes.

I don't know if any of you have heard this already. You may have been out of town a few days or maybe your power went out for a night. Not everyone gets the newspaper anymore and so just in case you haven't found out, I'll just let you know: The Final Four is going to be held at Ford Field this year! But wait, that's not all. Michigan State University, you know, the team Ervin "Magic" Johnson played for? You may have seen his face in the crowd once or twice during some of the tournament games. Well, MSU not only has a chance to play in their home state in Detroit, but they've advanced to the Final Four! Incredible, right? This will be like them...THIS JUST IN:

MSU will be playing for the National Championship! But guess who it will be against? North Carolina! Again, I don't know if you remember this or not, but MSU and UNC played each other earlier this year. Ironic, right? Well wait till you hear this: They played AT FORD FIELD!?!? OH MY GOSH! That is freakin' unreal. What are the odds? I did some huge research and found another incredible fact about the game: This is the 30th Anniversary of the 1979 National Championship between Indiana State and...wait for it...Ervin "Magic" Johnson and the Michigan State Spartans. I can't believe there haven't been articles in the newspapers about this. Do you remember the game? Probably not. There were these two guys in the game that kinda made basketball popular at the time. Larry Bird from Indiana State and Magic Johnson from MSU. I heard there were a lot of people watching that game on TV.

So, if you didn't hear about this yet, I'm excited to be the first person to tell you. The championship game will be tomorrow night. If you didn't realize, that game will be like a home game for MSU, well, because MSU is from Michigan and the game is in Michigan. It's only 45 minutes away from campus.

Okay, back to a serious note: Was CBS and EVERY OTHER sports news anchor trying to ram that information down our throats for the last two weeks? How old did those stories get? How many times did they slam Magic's face on TV? How many 10 year olds were like, "Daddy, why do they keep showing that fat guy in the stands?" How badly did CBS want UNC in the Championship? How badly did they want a earlier season blowout to be a championship rematch, on the same court? I swear, every day, on every channel, on every radio show, in every newspaper was a story about MSU competing with the chance to play at Ford Field. If it wasn't already for the economy, that didn't help make me want to be from Michigan.

Talk about slow news days. Over and over and over and over, all you heard around here, even from Sam Merill and Mark Toragrosa, was MSU with the chance to play in front of their "home" crowd at Ford Field. People! You have journalism degrees! Use them! We are from Michigan. We already freakin' know about it. Also, if you are working in the sports department, no matter what career, you are more than likely communicating to sports fans. Who, more than likely, figured out last year during the Elite 8 at Ford Field that MSU would have an opportunity to play for the 2009 Final Four at Ford Field. They also probably knew about the December game at Ford Field between UNC-MSU and have connected the dots that they may see each other, again, at Ford Field, for the Championship. "Preaching to the choir." I don't care if you are an MSU fan. Even good news can get old. It's not like they were a 10 seed.

Congrats to MSU. I think MSU fan took a sigh of relief that Calipari took the UK job, because you know Izzo could get any job he wanted. And if Calipari turned it down, you know they'd flash big money at Izzo.

Mmmm... donuts...

I could go for some of these.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

"We'll see you Monday night."

That was one of the best games I've ever seen. The emphatic Summers slam over the UConn defender was just awesome. And the unexpected scoring contribution from the "Dancing Bear"? That was great. I went from covering my eyes to running around the room cheering. Go Green!

Lose Yourself

Friday, April 03, 2009

Brain Drain

Of all the stories I've seen about how bad things are in Michigan, I think this one on how 49% of Michigan college graduates are leaving the state is the most striking. Why? Because it matches up exactly with my experience in the Quad Cities. My neighbors are from Michigan. I worked with a guy who went to Western Michigan who was from the Grand Rapids area. Someone stopped and talked to me in the Wal-mart parking lot because I had an MSU sticker on my pickup. The poll with the story speak volumes as well. Only a little over 13% the respondents even want to stay in Michigan. Yikes. Will the last one out please turn off the lights?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I Agree

Apparently the Spartans are likable. My favorite criterion from Pat Forde's Likability Index:

If your coach once lobbied to become the school's football coach -- somewhat seriously, according to his athletic director -- add four points.

That's why we love Izzo.

To Chicago

So, I hope no one was pinning their hopes for the Lions on acquiring Jay Cutler, because the Bears have that covered. Does that make them the favorite in the NFC North?


I think it's a sign that the NFL Draft is pretty screwed up when no one really wants the #1 pick. It's a bigger sign when there's actually discussion of passing on the pick until later in the draft. Maybe it's time to talk about changing rookie salaries?

Urban Cuisine

I know things are bad in Detroit, but I didn't think the inhabitants would be turning to raccoons for sustenance. Yuck.