Thursday, October 2, 2008

My New Favorite non Cowboy NFL Star

You Can't Controll what the Ball do! Its Crazy Man!

Chad Ocho Cinco.

This is stolen almost verbatum from The Mighty MJD.

Here is some quotes from Chaz Cinco.

On wanting to become a Cowboy someday.

"Let me tell you, I don't mean to be funny ... I'm not tried to be rude or [tick] anybody off, but if I was in Dallas, they would have to change all of our damn games to pay-per-view because you need to pay to see that [stuff] ... Because you can't just watch a show like that for free; 81 and 85? Come on, now. Please."

"Tell Jerry Jones I said hello, and give me a call some time."

On "showing respect" if he scores this weekend in Irving.

"That's America's team. It's one of the greatest organizations ever. This week, to show my respect for Dallas and its owner, Jerry Jones, I'm going to score and I'm going to kiss the star. I'm telling you, I'm not being rude about anything, I'm going to kiss the star."

On "leting the old 85 back out"

"We are 0-and-4. So therefore, I think my mouth needs to start running again, and get this [stuff] going, excuse me. Whether you like me or not, whether you like the stuff that I do or not, it ain't right. We 0-and-4, and I'm gonna get it stirred back up the way it used to be ... I told Mr. Brown, early today in practice, I'm lettin' the cat out the bag. He ignored me."

And the best for last, On why the Bengals suck this year.

"Think about this: You remember our '05 season right? Our '05 season we were unbelievable. Our '05 season is the year everybody went to jail and got arrested. That year everybody got in trouble. So maybe the bad was a good thing ... We have cleaned house and nobody is getting in trouble anymore, no DUIs, no arrests, now we're getting our [heineys] whopped. Maybe, I don't know, maybe I should go out, have a drink, get in trouble."

Man, that guy is FUCKING CRAZY!

I love him so.

So, there's a man and woman arguing on TV tonight...

Me, watching any television these days

This isn't a political post, so my rule still applies. If you try and make it one in the comments, you'll wish to God I don't find out who you are because I will scoop out your innards with a god damned taster spoon from Baskin Robbins and then let the Bear play in your guts like he's a pig in shit.

Apparently, there's a debate tonight between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidates. If you haven't been watching television, this is, supposedly, going to be the most watched and scrutinized event in the history of television. Ever. As in, if you don't watch this, you will be considered some kind of dirty Canadian and smarmy, know-it-all ass hats will look down on you with disdain.

I'm not a follower of politics. Not because I don't want to be uninformed, but because I don't care. It's not apathy, because I actually am aware of issues and how the government is handling it, I just don't care one way or the other what someone has to say about it. Run a "Wizards of Waverly Place" marathon on the Disney Channel versus a House Subcommittee meeting on C-SPAN, and chances are, my television is tuned to the Mouse. (Note: this happened for a week straight at a La Quinta.)

I keep hearing about how this is the most important election ever, in America's 232 years, there has never been a more important election. "Vote or Die" I'm told, like if I choose to abstain from voting, somehow my face will melt like "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

Look, every election is important. The only reason it's "more important" now than before is that the media and stupid people have more tools than ever. 24-hour news networks, blogs, YouTube, all of it. If you want to have a voice, you can share it, and thereby you believe you'll influence some throng of people to think like you.

Here's the bottom line, and I can't make it any clearer: No one cares what you think.

I mean it.

It's like Fantasy Football. That's great, you play and you have like 4 different teams in the leagues you're in. That applies to you and you alone. I don't want to hear about who you have on what team because your thoughts don't apply to me.

I don't need Wolf Blitzer, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Jack Cafferty, Bill Maher, or a gaggle of actors and musicians telling me what they think of Sarah Palin shooting a moose or Joe Biden telling a crippled man to stand up.

Go form your own opinion about issues and those that represent them and, most importantly, KEEP THEM TO YOUR FUCKING SELF.

Don't try and engage me in a debate or conversation. Don't pollute my ears with your discourse on how Bush has either fucked the world or helped the world. Don't waste my time trying to explain how Obama loves gay people or McCain hates blacks. I don't care, and the chances are, no one around you cares either.

I should mention that this only applies to political opinions. Sports debates are fun and cheeky.

This had better not be a joke

You remember being in high school or college and you realized way too late in the game that you've spent the entire night hitting on a girl who was really just a cock tease in the worse kind of way?

(I can't say this has happened to me. Not because I have awesome game or anything, I'm just too shy/terrified to approach a woman. I have a creepy stare from across the room until the cops, bouncer or a random dude threatens me with bodily harm for "stalking." GHB works for me!)

Anyway, where was I?

Oh yeah, Nintendo announced that Punch-Out is coming to the Wii in 2009!

Glass Joe, still everyone's bitch.

Big, now on the Wii

I wonder what I'll look like...

Best. Metaphor. Ever.

I agree with your thoughts sir. Do you have a newsletter I may subscribe to?

Over the past couple of days, I've had to notable points about how absurdly shitty it is to be a Rangers fan. Well, Richie Whitt (yes, he of Greggo's story fame), at the Dallas Observer Sportatorium Blog had this metaphor in regards to Danks pitching a gem to get the White Sox into the playoffs.
"You must be sickened after watching lefty John Danks, once upon a time one of Texas’ best prospects, pitch like Sandy Koufax in a game that got his team into October. Three days’ rest. Two hits. One championship.

Perfect. Danks has 12 wins and is already a post-season hero. Texas’ return for him – Brandon McCarthy – finished the year with one win and countless injuries.

Sorry Rangers fans, but the girl you dumped just won Miss America. The girl you’re dating: Herpes."
Wow. Just perfect.

So, let's recap. Danks pitching like Koufax in Chicago. Adrian Gonzalez as the best value in baseball in San Diego. Tex protecting Vlad in Anaheim.

And I'm supposed to look forward to Neftali Perez, the Lizard and Chris Davis?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

You people are making it too easy

I'm making it my personal mission to end the reign of OK City Thunder (can we create a nickname for them? suggestions?)

I plan on mocking them any and every chance I get, even if it means turning on Kevin Durant. I was always a TJ Ford and Dr. Dunkenstein (Chris Mihm) fan myself, so I don't feel too bad about this.

However, the NBA media day photos were released, and courtesy of the blog, Craig Sager's Suit, I need no more ammunition than this:

Look out for the Thunder, they've got a mean looking Ron Weasley, er, Robert Swift.

Can they make the mascot a giant Snarf?

And the Baseball Playoffs will start......NOW!

So after former Ranger Jon Danks tossed a shutout last night (slamms head on table), here is what the Playoffs look like.

ChiSox vs. Rays

BoSox vs. The The Angles Angles

Dodgers vs. Cubs

Brew Crew vs. Philly

You know who's excited to be in the playoffs?

Prince Feilder.

(not photoshopd, that's really Prince, with milk?)

Things Big Hates - A New Thread


I'm kidding, I poke fun because i'm German, and I have a Jew Fro, and not a small nose. Its a juxtaposition i live with every day.

I consider myself a bit of an optimist. I try and always look on the brighter side of life, a real glass half full kind of guy right?

Well, despite my best efforts, there are things in this world that rub me the wrong way. I'm not talking about everyday things, like stupid fucking drivers who think they are kings of the road, and will speed past you on an on ramp while your in traffic, and wait till the last second to merge into the highway, only to get pissed off that somebody isn't letting them in right away.

No. I'm talking about things that probably shouldn't make me mad. Things like the song "Blister in the Sun." I would gladly give 3 days of the end of my life to never have to hear that piece of shit song ever again in my life. I don't know why I don't like it, I just do. And I swear to the good lord if you write lyrics to that song in the comments, I'm going to make it a personal mission to make you my bitch on this blog. You have been warned.

So with all that as background, let me introduce you to the first in what may become a lengthily list of things I hate, People who EBay their Fandome.

So let me get this straight, you have been a die hard fan of a certain team, in this case, the Bengals, and when things get shitty, or in your case, stay shitty, then you ask people to bid on you, so you can have a better team to root for.

I don't care that this particular case is for charity. If you are asking me to pay for your allegiance, then you are nothing better than a mercenary sports fan. And I don't like you.

I understand that if you are getting into a sport that you weren't ever into, say Euro Soccer, and you have no tie to city, player, nation, or even color choice, that you would want someone to help you pick a decent team to watch, so you can enjoy yourself. A quote from the EBay:

"I AM doing this because I have given up all hope. I want to know what it's like to be a fan of a team who has an owner and front office that cares about its team and the people who support his team"

We have name for people who are like this, BandWagoners. They are quick to jump on a winning band wagon just so they can be "cool" and like the "hip" team. Hell look how many Boston Red Socks hat's you see at any give mall. Next time you see one of those guys, go ask them who plays third base for Boston, and i guarantee that over half of them will say "Big Papi?"

Your a douche and I hate you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh to be a Rangers fan...part deux

I already mentioned how much it pains me to see John Danks possibly pitching the ChiSox into the postseason...then I come across this.

Damn it. Damn it. Damn it.

-Only eight players finished with more home runs than Gonzalez: Ryan Howard ($10 million), Adam Dunn ($13 million), Carlos Delgado ($16 million), Manny Ramirez ($20 million), Albert Pujols ($13.8 million), Ryan Ludwick ($411,000), Miguel Cabrera ($11.3 million) and Ryan Braun ($455,000, plus $2.3 million bonus).

-Seven players finished with more RBI than Gonzalez: Howard, Josh Hamilton ($396,830), Justin Morneau ($8.4 million), David Wright ($5.25 million) and Mark Teixeira ($12.5 million).

-Gonzalez was one of five players to play in 162 games this season: Ichiro ($17.1 million), Raul Ibanez ($5.5 million), Morneau and Howard were the others.

Gonzalez also plays Gold Glove-level defense, as he finished with a .996 fielding percentage. That number is equal to that of Albert Pujols who won the Gold Glove in 2006, and is .003 better than 2007 winner Derek Lee.

Sure thing, Nolan Ryan, let's keep Daniels in office. After all, Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez for Adam Eaton and Aki Otsuka turned out to work so much in the Rangers favor.

Oh yeah, you remember why this trade was made, right? Teixera was a fixture at first base so Gonzalez would never be on the field, and Eaton was a ground ball pitcher instead of the strike out pitcher that Young was.


Hat tip: Awful Announcing

Something to take your mind off the fact that we have no money anymore

Worse than an entire watermelon

I needed to grab a quick breakfast this morning, and I saw the cups of yogurt at the hotel. It was either Activia yogurt or some crazy "Fruit on the Bottom" shit that I just don't trust.

So, without thinking or reading carefully, I picked the Activia.

Sweet mother of God, I think I just gave birth to a small Filipino child.

Apparently, no one told me that this yogurt is infused with some kind of fiber bacteria that is meant for 50 year old women to eat and cleanse their bloated, menopausal colons.

Fuck you, Hampton Inn, for providing it. Fuck you, Dannon, for making it.

Wait a second. I've never felt this great in my life.

I take it back, Hampton Inn and Dannon. Thank you for the greatest shit of my life.

I'm pretty sure I could outrun Usain Bolt.

Oh to be a Rangers fan...

I'm getting ready to go to work this morning, and I've put on Sportscenter. Again, as much as ESPN's machine tends to furiate me, it's better than hearing about how I have no money left in the morning...and I have a bit of a crush on Hannah Storm.

Anyway, they were discussing the big playoff between the ChiSox and Twins tonight and discussing probable starters. Lo and behold, on 3 days rest, the Chicago White Sox felt that the guy they needed and wanted to pitch them into the postseason was none other than this guy:

That angry faced man is none other than John Danks, former Ranger top prospect, traded away for Brandon McCarthy.

Let's revisit that logic for a minute.

The Rangers felt that McCarthy was much more polished and major league ready, and the White Sox were willing to let him go, so they pulled the trigger.

Now, McCarthy hasn't pitched all year for injury and Danks is the man Chicago is depending on to get them into the postseason.

That's one D doing well. The V had his best season yet. And the other D had Tommy John already and hasn't broken out of the minors.

Yup, welcome to Ranger-ville.

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Beat Brown's Caption" Contest!

I'm going to periodically put a picture up with a wacky quote. Use the comment section to beat the quote with something funnier.

"You gotta be kidding me"

College football round up - Week 5 - WTF

Bamma is Rolling, get it!

If college football kicks ass, and upsets kick ass, that's a lot of kick ass shit! This is the kind of weekend that you dream about if your an also ran in a conference, and the kind of weekend that keeps you up nights if your a top tier program. I simply can't believe what went down during this 3 day swing.

Teams in the top 25 that went down this weekend.

1. USC
3. Georgia
4. Florida
9. Wisconsin
16. Wake Forest
20. Clemson
22. Illinois
23. East Carolina
24. TCU

That's 9 teams, 4 in the top 10, that will be moving down in the polls. Holy Crap.

Brown said it best when he started asked questions about Pete Carrol and his ability to always fuck up a game or two a year when his team should destroy them, but he had it wrong with comparing him to Jim Tressel. Pete Carrol is the anti Jim Tressel. If its a big game, wither it be a bowl game, a national championship game, or a game against a big rival, Carroll has his team ready to play, they almost always win. Their only real loss that I can think of is in that type of situation is when they lost to Texas in BCS game, but it wasn't because of lack of effort or focus, it was because of one Vince Young, and his ability to take over that game.

Tressel always beats the teams he's supposed to, and that included beating Mich over the past 3 years. He should beat everybody in the Big Ten, especially at home, his team is that much better. What he doesn't do is go out and play teams that are on, or above his talent level well. The BCS games, the Vince Young Texas game (i know they won the next year, but again that's a game they should have won, they were better than freshmen colt mccoy texas), USC this year. He can't win those games.

Give me Carroll and his team losing focus when faced with Beavers(giggle), than going undefeated and getting trounced by some SEC team in the big game like Tressell.

(as an aside, don't read this as Tressell is the only reason OSU is losing big games. Most of the time from top to bottom when OSU plays one of the big boys, the other team has a better roster, but a good coach should be able to over come that at least 50% of the time.)

On to the Rankings. As per usual, this is my top ten teams, in two tiers, from most impressive, to least, and 5 teams to watch out for, named for if they were WWE superstars.

Main Eventers

No. 2 Oklahoma (win 35-10, No. 24 TCU) - What might be a surprise, Oklahoma gets the number one nod over Alabama due to the fact i think Oklahoma's win over TCU is only slightly less impressive than Alabama's win over Georgia. TCU has one hell of defense, and when a team can put up 436 yards of total offense on them, its impressive. WR Manuel Johnson had 5 catches for 206 yards, and to be a contender for the BCS you have to have people that can make plays, and I think averaging 41.2 yards per catch can be considered big play worthy.

No. 8 Alabama (win 41-30, No. 3 Georgia) - Most impressive part of Alabama's win Saturday night was holding Knowshawn Moreno to only 34 yards on 9 carries. In the SEC, if you can stop people from running the ball, you can win games. John Wilson (i can't call him john parker due to douche bag rules) did what he needed to do, which is not fuck up, by going 13-16 for 205, and no INT's. I still don't know if Bama will roll unscathed through the SEC, but this win makes them the team to beat from that hellashish conference.

No. 6. Missouri (idle) - What a nice week to have the week off, huh? Next 4 will be brutal, @ Nebraska, newly ranked Oklahoma State, @ Texas, and home to a good Colorado team. Time to see what they are made of.

No. 5 LSU (win 34-24, Mississippi State) - Most underrated RB in the SEC could be Charlls Scott. He's not getting alot of national love, but the replacement for Jacob Hester had another big day on the ground for the Tigers, 27 carries, 141 yards, 2 td's. You couple him with a secondary that held Mississippi State to only 175 yards passing, your doing pretty well.

No. 7 Texas (win 52-10, Arkansas) - I really wanted to use this game to see how good Texas was as compared to Alabama, because Alabama beat this Arkansas team 49-14 last week. Bama did it with 2 def TD's and running the ball like crazy, and Texas did pretty much the same thing. When you can hold a team to 2-13 on third downs, your winning most games by 30. Colt McCoy was responsible for 5 TD's, 3 through the air, 2 by ground. The only thing that worries me about this Texas team is whether or not one of the crew of RB's can Carrie the load when needed.

Mid Card Guys

No. 12 Penn State (win 38-24, No. 22 Illinois) - I told myself I wouldn't put a Big Ten team in the top 10 again until they proved something, but i really like what Penn State is doing these days. They have a dual threat QB Dayrll Clark, and a running game that put up 241 yards against a decent Illinois teams.

No. 13 South Florida (win 41-10, North Carolina State) - Brown likes to kid with the Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern BCS championship game, but he might not be that far off. How does Penn State vs South Florida sound? Penn is @ Purdue, @ Wisc, home Mich, @ Ohio State. not an easy schedule, but if they get through it, it will be hard for pollsters to keep them out of the top 3. Then there's South Florida, who should cruz till their last 2 games which are home vs. UConn(ranked!?!), and @ West Virginia. I know its not going to happen, but it could, and that would suck.

No. 10. Texas Tech (idle) - I told you last week this could be a top 5 team before they play anybody that matters.

No. 11. Brigham Young (idle) - Next big game that they could lose, 3 weeks, @ TCU.

No. 4 Florida (loss 31-30 Mississippi) - First the first time this year, a one loss team is in my top ten. Florida's loss to Mississippi is shocking, but if they go undefeated the rest of the year, they have the best shot to make it to the BCS title game. What was the main problem with the Gators on Saturday? 1-11 on third downs. That blows.

Developmental Guys. (guys to keep your eyes on, not necessarily the next 5 best teams.)

No. 17 Utah (win 37-21, Weber State) - Two late Weber TD's made this one look a lot closer than it was. Utah used a nice balanced attack with 450 total offense. BCS buster fo sho.

Oklahoma State (win 55-24, Troy) - OSU has quietly been putting points up on the board, and notches in the win column. Troy is no slouch and OSU handed them their asses with 612 total yards on offense, and controlling the ball for over 41 min. In two weeks they play Missou, and we will see what kind of team they are.

Notre Dame (win 38-31, Purdue) - I know some of you are thinking I’ve gone off the deep end, but this Notre Dame team isn't bad. Jimmy Clausen has been progressing, and they may have found their running back in Armando Allen Jr, as he broke out for 134 yards.

Northwestern (win 22-17, Iowa) - Hell if brown has them in the BCS game, I might as well talk a little bit about them. They have 5 wins, but none of them overly impressive. The offense averages 363 ypg, and 25 ppg. They are a nice little team that will enjoy the bowl, or something of that level.

Connecticut (win 26-21, Louisville) - 5-0 is good. Doesn’t really matter how you get there, but 5-0 is good. How are they doing it? Let me introduce you to Donald Brown. Mr. Brown has had over 145 yards rushing per game in the last 5 games. That over 900 yards he's gotten so far, and that's not even half way done with the year! UConn isn't world beaters, they are a nice little team, with a very nice RB.

I can't give one team the Big Ups to all my Haters upset, so i'll just let it slide this week.

One last thought, Does anyone have a problem with letting the winners of the Big 12, and SEC championship games just play each other for the title this year? It may be a 2 or 3 loss team, but who ever comes out on top of those conferences have some real moxy.

UNT lost. Bad. it was 52-20 at halftime. I watched most of the first half, and it was ugly. Never thought i would say these words, but is Dodge really any better than Dickey?

SMU lost too.

I concede. Peter King, you're out.

Funny caption!

I usually have a standard set of writers that I'll read during the week. Peter King at SI. Mike Silver at Yahoo!. Jason Whitlock at Fox Sports. Stewart Mandel at SI. Bill Simmons at ESPN. John Heyman at SI. Much more when basketball season kicks up. Nothing out of the ordinary. (FYI, the local writers have totally dropped off my radar. Every now and then I'll ready a JJT or Sherrington article, but only if someone tells me I should.)

However, for weeks on end now, I've pretty much given up on reading Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback. I've been reading this column every week he's written it since as far back as I can really remember reading sports on these here internets. King usually had/has good insight on happenings in the NFL, and there's no doubt that his sources are only outdone by Jay Glazer. (Side note, who wouldn't want to be Jay Glazer? The most plugged in man across the NFL, and participates in MMA fights for fun? Him and Joe Rogan...) Anyway, King just stopped giving a damn or...well, I can't really think of any other option. I don't have specific cases, but here's a quick run down of impressions I've gotten over the past year or so.
  • King's a huge Boston area fan, but attempts to paint himself as an objective observer. Come on, at least Simmons admits his homer-ism and takes his whippings for it.
  • The Favre obsession. Jeez. Note: Now has spilled over to Tony Romo.
  • I know enough about Mary Beth King to realize that I would probably not get along with her.
  • Starbucks isn't really what it used to be. We get it. Everyone knows that the same "baristas" work at every store on the planet. Quit sharing your thoughts on it and get your own fucking coffee maker.
  • I'm gonna say it, Peter King doesn't care about black people. I have no evidence to prove it, but I think it backs up my point.
  • King hates running quarterbacks. Mike Vick. Vince Young. I'm sure he hated Randall Cunningham (how dare he!), Rodney Peete and Steve Young (yes, he was a running quarterback in my book). He'll gush all over Donovan McNabb for "settling down in the pocket", but if you're a quarterback who thinks that running is an option, you better go to the AFL or CFL because the NFL is for pocket passers, chump!
  • Does anyone really care about your travel schedule? No. Trust me, no one likes to hear about mine, and those are my friends. Imagine how strangers might feel about knowing that I had to sit next to a gassy fat guy for 4 hours.
  • How do the Red Sox fit in to a football centric article? Again, admit it like Simmons or Whitlock with Ball State or Silver with Cal or stop it all together.
I kept reading thinking that King was in a slump, like Simmons was the past year or so. (Side note again, Simmons really just decided that since ESPN hired Reilly and Simmons already has a contract, he just doesn't care anymore and is writing the way he used to. I'm happy about that.) However, King just keeps getting worse and worse. It's like Whitlock and his "everyone hates black people including me" articles. Just give me the football insider information and quit with your opinion, holmes. Leave that to the unqualified and cycnical bloggers like Big.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm not taking anything away from Big...

...because I'm a big fan of his college football roundup on Mondays.

Mormons, they can be funny AND creepy

However, I've got to say, just what in the fuck happened this weekend?

I'd say this could be why college football is the best thing in the land. Every week counts, and nothing can be taken for granted.

This week's celebrations
-Gerry Dorsey and his Alabama crazy pants.
-Rich Rodriguez
-Fans of the Beaver. (giggle)
-Jevan Snead

Who's tasting the cold steel of a revolver in their mouth?
-Wisconsin. Well, at least the Brewers are doing something! Cheer up!
-Mark Richt. Yeah, good call on the "blackout", Alabama said it perfectly by saying it was Georgia's mother fucking funeral.
-Tebow. Oh, what the hell, ESPN still loves this guy and he won the Heisman with a 9-4 record, why should he give a damn?

You're new National Championship prediction

Vanderbilt vs. Northwestern

Oh yeah, just like my Bills in the Super Bowl pick.

Thing that still confuses me

Why is Pete Carroll still thought of as the greatest coach ever? Really, if Tressel (one national championship, damn near unbeaten against his rival), is considered a coach who can "never win the big one" because of his recent BCS failures. Why is Carroll (one national championship, damn near unbeaten again his rival) not mocked as a guy who always slips up on the easy game? Granted, I hate USC, but come on, this guy hasn't really done shit. His team dominates a weak conference and gets pub because their the only game in town (UCLA can say what they want). They won a single BCS title, and have faltered every year since then.

What to think of going into this weekend

After the Flying Petrinos were manhandled by Texas, how badly will Urban Meyer take out his Florida frustrations on Arkansas?

Santana Effing Moss

I hate this guy.

Admittedly, I haven't seen a single Cowboy game this season because I'm usually flying on Sundays. However, every time I land, I immediately flick over to the box score on ESPN and read the game's recap.

Normally, I see how well Barber has run over a defense, or how well Romo has carved up a secondary. This time? Santana Moss makes Terrance Newman his bitch.

I guess this loss can be looked at as a few different things:

1) The Cowboys have been brought down to Earth. They've heard nothing but glowing reviews and already getting fitted for rings. Now, by getting beaten at home by a division rival, they might realize that no one's perfect...(18-1!!!)

2) Terrance Newman could be our Brian Westbrook. When he's healthy, he dominates his side of the field and people won't pick on him. However, he's been getting hurt every year with a nagging injury, and he immediately becomes ineffective. If anything, with Jones, Jenkins and Scandrick, Newman has the time to take off.

3) People have figured out how to defend TO. Owens is not the world's greatest route runner. He's still one of the best receivers in the league, but he's not exactly a Holt, Harrison or Smith when it comes to route running. Give him the under route all day long and tackle him as soon as he catches the ball. If you never let Owens get behind you, then he'll never be as effective as Dallas needs him to be.

I don't think I'm knee-jerking here. The NFC East is the best conference in the league, and I'd say that three of the four teams will make the playoffs. The only reason that the fourth won't is because of the playoff seeding rules. Hopefully, Double J doesn't overreact and do something stupid because of a close loss to a division foe.

Oh, and apparently, all the popular sports blogs in the world are D.C. centric, so get ready for a shit storm of Redskins coverage and big talking.

Hey look! The Miracle Mets did it again!

That's right, happened again.

That's right, the Mets crumbled again at the hands of the Marlins. That makes the two iconic stadiums in New York closing at the end of the regular season...kind of strange, isn't it?

How's that Omar Minaya extension look now?

Is K-Rod going to get that game tying hit when you've got runners in scoring position?

When I see stuff like this, I have to ask myself if it's almost better off being a Rangers fan. We never expect our team to make the playoffs, and there's never a heartbreak when our season ends in July or August.

It's got to be hard enough to attempt rebounding from one total collapse, but two in a row? Whoops.