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Jerky Boys

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

This year the new lead sponsor of the World Series of Poker is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. In every way imaginable this was an improvement over Milwaukee’s Best Light. OK, maybe beer sales dwarf jerky purchases but Beast Light is not an acceptable beverage. Two years ago I was sitting in the Milwaukee’s Best Light…
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The Old Ultra-Violence

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

On Monday I went to the gym, did some time on the ‘ol exercise bike and the elliptical. I sprinted to the finish and gripped the metal handlebar slats that measure your heart rate. I scored a 171, right around what’s supposed to be the maximum for a guy my age. I throttled down, walked…
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Signal to Noise

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I don’t know why it tilts me that the weather is always magnificent when the NFL Draft rolls around, but it does. Actually I’m in a tilt-free zone at the moment–I’m sitting on my friend’s deck, soaking up the brilliant sunshine, while her two hounds slumber at my feet. Blue skies, trees swaying in the…
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Condoleeza Rice Should Keep Her Day Job…wait, maybe not…

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We read in Peter King’s MMQB column that former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was asked to speak at this week’s NFL Meetings. What she said, and what King (and others) wrote about what she said, is so incredibly stupid it makes you wonder how people like this feed themselves, let alone rise to positions…
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Drunkblogging The Madness

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Once upon a time me and my peeps would invade Damon’s at 11:30 when the NCAA Tournament began and spend the next 36 hours in a delicious drunken stupor. I would get so excited that I would actually go through my clothes weeks ahead of time to pick out what I was going to wear–only…
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Parade Ground

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

I have one big problem with parades–all the people. Parades would be great if they were invite-only, with special VIP sections set aside for folks like me. But they aren’t–it’s first-come, first-served, and I’ll be damned if I was gonna go dahntahn at like 3AM to get a spot by the stage. I parked over…
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Beyond Belief

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

It’s gonna take me awhile to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers actually won the Super Bowl. When I saw Larry Fitzgerald streak into the endzone I came to terms with the loss. We had a great year. We got to the big game. But when you can’t score a touchdown with three tries from the…
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Super Duper

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Super Sunday. Two weeks sitting on pins and needles and kickoff is just seven hours away. I’m ready–the lid on my emotional kettle is rattling, my hatred for small, inoffensive woodland birds at a fever pitch. I’m gonna go to the gym, have a nice little workout to further stoke the furnace, and get ready…
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Now I’m Ready to Hate

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Three days to the Super Bowl and I’ve had it with the hype. Two weeks is perhaps enough time for Hines Ward’s MCL to heal but it’s too much time for the chattering classes to talk the game up. A month ago the Arizona Cardinals were the worst team to ever make the NFL playoffs,…
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Don’t Believe the Hype

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

So I’ve been watching ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage for the past week and by far the biggest story so far has been Anquan Boldin’s shocking sideline sucker-punch and attempted strangulation of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Never before has a coach been the subject of a such a violent felonious assault, and from one of his…
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