The Grand National Championships

April 29, 2009

Greg Paulus offered you a baby if you had a college…

Filed under: Douchebaggery,Quarterbackery — by Andrew @ 7:55 pm

So playing football for Syracuse probably means he will get teabagged by various defensive linemen. It will likely be a struggle. Syracuse has a long way to the top, and quarterbacks switching sports don’t often have college, let alone pro success. J.R. House is a comprable name for Greg Paulus’ future.

But hey, Syracuse has a Free Baby. Which is nice.

Greg Paulus offered you a baby if you had a college…

Filed under: Douchebaggery,Quarterbackery — by Andrew @ 7:55 pm

So playing football for Syracuse probably means he will get teabagged by various defensive linemen. It will likely be a struggle. Syracuse has a long way to the top, and quarterbacks switching sports don’t often have college, let alone pro success. J.R. House is a comprable name for Greg Paulus’ future.

But hey, Syracuse has a Free Baby. Which is nice.

Playboy Buddy Rose: Dead…

Filed under: Dead: Dead Serious,YouTubery — by Andrew @ 9:15 am

Dead Serious about helping you lose weight!

Playboy Buddy Rose: Dead…

Filed under: Dead: Dead Serious,YouTubery — by Andrew @ 9:15 am

Dead Serious about helping you lose weight!

April 28, 2009

Never let it be said you can’t be a principled opportunist…

Filed under: Political Falderol,Political Mainlining — by Andrew @ 2:55 pm

The GOP has become a more radicalized, regionalized party. It goes without saying, one of my chatter friends was going to vote Republican. But the final push of the last month of the election kind of soured him on the Republican process.

Now I have to wonder what his opinion on the Specter defection to the Democrats is. Politically? He’s going to likely be in the Lieberman-Bayh portion of the Democratic Party. And you know what? That’s fine for him. It will keep him in power. Ridiculously old senators who sound like once respected newsmen is as American as Apple Pie.

Sure, his last move as a Republican was to come out against the Employee Free Choice Act. But that’s an easy fix, so long as he allows the vote, odds are he can vote no.

And personally? He just clinched a return to the Senate for another six years. Putative Republican nominee Pat Toomey will likely get launched. He couldn’t backdoor another term Lieberman style. He probably had to find a way to get out, and the swine flu is how he gets it.

For the GOP? They’re in the weeds. Not to say they can’t get out. Going to 2006 from 2002 was a revolutionary change in party affiliation. But Michael Steele’s looking good for saying that he would challenge the L:incoln Chaffee wing of the Republican party to get all fresh to death as Arch-Conservatives.

This also means that they lose a different part of leverage, because a smart Democratic party would tie the redrawing of committee seats to the seating of the elected Senator from Minnesota in Al Franken.

And the Club for Growth is another albatross for the GOP.

For the Dems? It can be win-win. Letting those of bifurcated opinions have a real voice in the party will allow them to keep the party going longer. I know I’ve railed against Lieberman, but I personally don’t like him. Specter sounds like former newsman Edwin Newman and tells bad jokes. That’s awesome.

And tell Joe Biden he’s earned a mistimed statement or three. If you want to call a random black man Donovan McNabb? Mazel Tov.

So until Auto-tune the news goes up and gives you the definitve take. It’s back to sports for me.

April 27, 2009

Serious baseball question…

Filed under: Analysis,BAYSBALL!,Funeral on a Ship,It's a Trap! — by Andrew @ 9:06 pm

How difficult is it to teach a player a breaking ball? I say this with the least amount of snark possible. It’s a question I’d like to know.

 eulogio de la cruz Pictures, Images and Photos

It’s a question Eulogio De La Cruz would like to know as well. The Padres designated him for assignment today. And it’s a question that intrigues me, because you see so many relievers who don’t have even one pitch like his fastball who manage a long career. But now he has a chance to be going on team #4. His fastball means that it’s going to happen.

But he can’t lock into the second pitch. And until he does? He will keep bouncing from team to team.

Maybe the White Sox can work the miracle.

Serious baseball question…

Filed under: Analysis,BAYSBALL!,Funeral on a Ship,It's a Trap! — by Andrew @ 9:06 pm

How difficult is it to teach a player a breaking ball? I say this with the least amount of snark possible. It’s a question I’d like to know.

It’s a question Eulogio De La Cruz would like to know as well. The Padres designated him for assignment today. And it’s a question that intrigues me, because you see so many relievers who don’t have even one pitch like his fastball who manage a long career. But now he has a chance to be going on team #4. His fastball means that it’s going to happen.

But he can’t lock into the second pitch. And until he does? He will keep bouncing from team to team.

Maybe the White Sox can work the miracle.

April 26, 2009

So How Did the Packers do?

Filed under: Analysis,Draft Nerd,I'm Not Ready For The Football! — by Andrew @ 5:23 pm

You know me, I’m not a milquetoast when it comes to this. I mean the internet affords anonymity, and hell, few people read it anyway when I dislike how it went down? Imagine what happens when I like a draft.

Because…I liked this.

1) B.J. Raji: A (Best player available in a position of need who has the potential to kick ass and take names as a pro. He will be a monster.)
1a) Clay Matthews: B- (Like the player, but was he really that much better than Connor Barwin? I mean, the way Ted was drafting this year he could have stood pat and kept both thirds.)
4) T.J. Lang: B (Nothing more than dead solid value with good solid starter potential.)
5a) Quinn Johnson: C+ (The slotting value was questionable. The need was real. The player? Marginal.)
5b) Jamon Meredith: A- (A beautiful speculative play. He could be your left tackle by 2010, or out of the league.)
6a) Jarius Wynn: D (You’re asking him to fit in a system that’s bad for his skills. I am dubious as to the chances of his success as a Packer.)
6b) Brandon Underwood: B+ (Great value, great skill set. It’s a B+ because I don’t expect a starter by 2010. I don’t know where, but it’s long view here.)
7) Brad Jones: C+ (Good potentiality, but my gut says he may never escape the level of special teams gunner.)

All in all? Bring me an A- draft every year? And I’ll have good weekends.

The Green Bay Packers Select: Brad Jones (OLB-Colorado)

Filed under: Analysis,Draft Nerd — by Andrew @ 3:54 pm

The triangle numbers are strong. (6’3″ 230 4.6-4.65) He has strong pursuit skills. He can get to the runner before the blocker gets to him. Nevertheless? He’s kind of soft. Ask him to stop an inside run and it’s not gold. And he is more of a chase and wrap tackler than a striker.

If he can stick on special teams? He’s going to play. He’s not a great pick, but he’s not offensive. I would have gone different, but I’m not outraged. Not by a longshot.

ESPN is ridiculous.

Filed under: Draft Nerd,ESPN is a big bag of douche,Pop culture lame — by Andrew @ 3:44 pm

Mark Sanchez the best pick in the draft? No. You don’t package up and wound your defense to get a player who cannot provide an instant impact. Cripes. You stay at 17 and you would have had the explosive receiver you really needed in Jeremy Maclin.

I mean really. I know Day 2 is running long, but stop trying to be the USC Football Channel. You don’t have the Pac-10 under contract.

Soooooooooooooooo lame.

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