The Grand National Championships

August 31, 2008

I believe that political points of view are malleable.

Filed under: BAAAAAAAAAAH,Douchebaggery,Gustav,John Wayne McCain,Taint — by Andrew @ 11:28 pm

There are several events in a persons life where if fate just turned left instead of right? Their point of view would be different. I mean, me at 35 is different from me at 27 is different from me at 19. And you all know the Apocryphal quote from Churchill, am I right?

That being said, something came across the transom that if it comes true would break any chance of me ever voting Republican again if it comes to pass.

“Sen. McCain signaled he may give his acceptance speech via satellite from the disaster zone. [from Hurricane Gustav].”

Seriously. He wants to accept his nomination amidst the rubble of a very powerful Hurricane. In terms of dick moves? This is between sleeping with your brother or sister’s spouse and stealing key resources from a charity.

This is thinly exploitative. This is trying to make your bones on the back of the frightened and the suffering. Bush wasn’t stupid enough to pull this shit in 2004. And you know what? He pulled every other god damn trick in the book.

I once respected John McCain. Maybe I was young and stupid, but I did. But you know what? He’s a weathervane. He goes where his instincts tell him politically. And he might actually do this.

He’s going all-in for the Presidency, and if he gets in? We are fucked. Fucked fucked fucked.

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While some of us will look at Week 1…

And say boy the ACC looks like a really bad conference, and while we’re at it? So does the Big 10. And some of us will mock Mike Sherman for losing to Arkansas State in his debut. (Me.) I will also take a different tact.

In this so-called Football Championship Subdivision, an upset did occur yesterday. It does not have the jaw-dropping gravitas of last year’s Appalachian State going Hot Hot Hot in the Big House. But a Division 1-A team did lose to a Division 1-AA team.

Cal Poly went into Qualcomm last night and came out with a 29-27 win versus San Diego State. And while the kicker and the running game may get all the pub?

Let me hype you to the man with a future on Sundays. Let me hype you to Ramses Barden.

Ramses Barden WR-Cal Poly
6’6″ 228
Obvious Nicknames for the sportswriters: Shakespeare, The Pharoh

After nearly declaring for the draft as a junior, Barden decided that he was going to return for his senior year in an attempt to improve last years fifth round grade. And after a week one of 7-161-1, he is off to a great start. With his size? The skills he brings to the table are pretty obvious.

He’s big, he’s strong, he can jump out of the gym, and he has great hands. And of course, he’s a timed step too slow, and needs polish at receiver. That being said? He’s going to destroy some 1-AA teams like he did last year. He is the frontman for an offense that can do some major things.

Will he? The next two weeks will tell the tale. They get Montana at SLO, and then travel to McNeese State. That’s two Top 15 1-AA teams. He shows up for those games? Then his rise is going to be meteoric.

And if he pulls a 7-161-1 or something similar in the Badgers inexplicable final game of the season? Then, my friend? He’s gonna be bigger than Astronauts.

Ramses Barden a.k.a. Pharoh Shakespeare a.k.a. The King a.k.a. Ramses 3000. You heard him here somewhere in the middle.

While some of us will look at Week 1…

And say boy the ACC looks like a really bad conference, and while we’re at it? So does the Big 10. And some of us will mock Mike Sherman for losing to Arkansas State in his debut. (Me.) I will also take a different tact.

In this so-called Football Championship Subdivision, an upset did occur yesterday. It does not have the jaw-dropping gravitas of last year’s Appalachian State going Hot Hot Hot in the Big House. But a Division 1-A team did lose to a Division 1-AA team.

Cal Poly went into Qualcomm last night and came out with a 29-27 win versus San Diego State. And while the kicker and the running game may get all the pub?

Let me hype you to the man with a future on Sundays. Let me hype you to Ramses Barden.

Ramses Barden WR-Cal Poly
6’6″ 228
Obvious Nicknames for the sportswriters: Shakespeare, The Pharoh

After nearly declaring for the draft as a junior, Barden decided that he was going to return for his senior year in an attempt to improve last years fifth round grade. And after a week one of 7-161-1, he is off to a great start. With his size? The skills he brings to the table are pretty obvious.

He’s big, he’s strong, he can jump out of the gym, and he has great hands. And of course, he’s a timed step too slow, and needs polish at receiver. That being said? He’s going to destroy some 1-AA teams like he did last year. He is the frontman for an offense that can do some major things.

Will he? The next two weeks will tell the tale. They get Montana at SLO, and then travel to McNeese State. That’s two Top 15 1-AA teams. He shows up for those games? Then his rise is going to be meteoric.

And if he pulls a 7-161-1 or something similar in the Badgers inexplicable final game of the season? Then, my friend? He’s gonna be bigger than Astronauts.

Ramses Barden a.k.a. Pharoh Shakespeare a.k.a. The King a.k.a. Ramses 3000. You heard him here somewhere in the middle.

August 30, 2008

The scariest words a Packer fan can hear right now?

Filed under: Fuhbawls,Joey Harrington is the suck,No Pack No — by Andrew @ 4:38 pm

The Green Bay Packers are interested in bringing in recently released quarterback Joey Harrington to provide veteran stability behind Aaron Rodgers.

Yep. Ooooooooohwoooooooooooo.

Hey ESPN?

Filed under: ESPN is a big bag of douche,Fuhbawls,Hyperbole — by Andrew @ 1:05 pm

Seriously, could you slow down about the East Carolina as BCS Contender narrative? It was a good win. Holtz is a good coach. And they had a good game against a team that made a bad roster decision.

However? This game showed many problems. One, this team was turnover prone. A couple of turnovers and a blocked extra point show that this team has certain issues that it needs to work out. And with games against West Virginia, at a team that could turn turnovers into points like N.C. State, and even intra-divisional road games versus Central Florida and Southern Mississippi can take them out.

I know Hyperbole is the baliwick of the Worldwide Leader (remember when April was all about you screaming what’s wrong with Sabathia?), but by your same crazy ESPN logic, Buffalo is a BCS contender.

After all? All they have to do is go to Pittsburgh and win and beat Missouri in Columbia. And Drew Willy just might have the horses to do that.

Right Mark May?

8) If you’re looking for an upset?

Filed under: EVERYTHING I SAY IS IMPORTANT! — by Andrew @ 12:59 pm

Look to Greenville (Charlotte. Oops.), North Carolina. Remember last year? How hyped up Blacksburg was? You remember the final score? No.

17-7. And it took a Macho Man Flying Interception Return to have it be that sound of a margin. Sure ECU lost Chris Johnson, but you know what? Skip Holtz is an awesome coach. Patrick Pickney is a dual threat. And Tyrod Taylor can’t save them this time.

Sure, I said the final was going to be 13-10.

But the song remains the same. Who’s house? Run’s house.

ECU 27
17 Virginia Tech 22

Damn you Dave Pasch, stop calling this not an upset!

August 29, 2008

Proof Positive that the Knicks are getting it together…

Filed under: Patrick Ewing Jr. is not great at anything — by Andrew @ 2:51 pm

They traded the draft rights to Frederic Weis. Vince Carter dunked on his ass, and know? He got dealt for Patrick Ewing…

Oh.

Never mind.

Has McCain given up?

Conservatives seem to think so.

They hate the choice of Sarah Palin. Hate it with passion and fire of 1,000 suns. Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney feel used. His age has just become a factor again (a.k.a. It’s someone who was mayor of a tiny Alaskan town not more than two years ago, and McCain has a 1 in 3 shot of not making it two terms). And you know what? The inexperience of Obama, such as it is also goes out the window. All politics is local, but the Mishagoes of South Ossetia are a whole other animal than Wasilla, Alaska.

But I’ll call it like I see it. It’s a cynical play to regain some of that Maverick luster that he once had. It would be an inspired choice, if she wasn’t so flawed in the vetting process. And no, I’m not talking about inexperience. I’m not even talking about her James Dobson sort of Republicanism, which only an idiot Democrat would support.

It’s been proven that she’s attempted to use her political influence to fire an Alaskan State Trooper in a bitter custody fight with her sister.

An unethical Republican? I am shocked. SHOCKED!

August 28, 2008

And then I go classy again…

Filed under: EVERYTHING I SAY IS IMPORTANT! — by Andrew @ 9:22 pm

Obama: We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country. The reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than for those plagued by gang-violence in Cleveland, but don’t tell me we can’t uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination. Passions fly on immigration, but I don’t know anyone who benefits when a mother is separated from her infant child or an employer undercuts American wages by hiring illegal workers. This, too, is part of America’s promise — the promise of a democracy where we can find the strength and grace to bridge divides and unite in common effort.

I know there are those who dismiss such beliefs as happy talk. They claim that our insistence on something larger, something firmer and more honest in our public life is just a Trojan Horse for higher taxes and the abandonment of traditional values. And that’s to be expected. Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.

You make a big election about small things.

I posted a YouTube video from a One-Hit Wonder…

Filed under: EVERYTHING I SAY IS IMPORTANT! — by Andrew @ 9:12 pm

And you liked it.

Perhaps.

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