Tuesday, November 30, 2010
* Two games lived up to their expectations, and more:
Green Bay v. Atlanta - that was a thrilling, action-packed match between two of, arguably, the best teams in the NFC. The Falcons won 20-17 thanks to a facemask call by the Pack on Special teams which set up the 30+ yard winning field goal. Two things stood out to me: 1. Matt Ryan won not with his arm, but by managing the game, and running Michael Turner down Green Bay's throat for a majority of the game. 2. As great as Aaron Rodgers played, he's doing the heavy lifting all on his own since Ryan Grant went on injured reserve early in the season. Without something that resembles a running game, the Pack won't get far in the playoffs.
San Francisco v. Arizona - If the Packers-Falcons was the Game of the Week, the 49ers-Cardinals was byfar the worst. In this corner: the Niners. The team that has gone through two Offensive Coordinators, three QB's, and picked to win the NFC West, started the season 0-5, even losing to the hapless Carolina Panthers, and got blown out by the Bucks at home 21-0, the first time in 33 years. In the other: the Cardinals. A team that was in Super Bowl XLII and almost pulled off a huge upset against the Steelers, but lost 27-23. The same team that put on one of the best Wild-Card Weekend games in postseason history vs. the Packers, before bowing out to the Saints in the next round. In short: without Kurt Warner, they're an awful team with no consistency at the QB position, no passing game despite having Larry Fitzgerald, no running game, and a defense that can't stop the run. The Niners kept they playoff hopes alive by embarrassing Arizona 27-6, now at 4-7, they're a game behind Seattle and St. Louis who are both 5-6. Jon Gruden said that if the winner from the NFC Worst finished 7-9 and win the division, that team has no business being in the playoffs, which, for the sake of the NFC Worst, doesn't happen, for it would be a shame that a team under .500 wins the division and makes the postseason, while a team out in the NFC South, North, or East finishes with a 10-6 record and has to wait 'til next year.
* Speaking of embarrassing, I don't know what was more pathetic: Derek Anderson's performance vs. San Fran, of the way he snapped at the press when the cameras caught him laughing with a teammate during the blowout.
Anderson's meltdown with the press wasn't as memorable as when He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named of the Chargers exploded towards the local press, or the infamous "They are who we thought they were!", but these two have one similarity: we've never heard from these people again. Anderson's on that fast-track to NFL has-been glory.
* The Titans may have been blanked by the Texans 20-0 - and out of the playoff picture realistically, but the story is the brawl between CB Cortland Finnegan, perceived to be the dirtiest player in the game, and WR Andre Johnson, and how Johnson kicked his ass.
This is one Ilia Calderon host of Primer Impacto and one of People's 50 most sexy Latin people. I do not disagree at all.
Monday, November 29, 2010
This made a really bad week for Boise State even worse. Boise State joined the Mountain West conference believing that with joining Utah, TCU and BYU the conference would be BCS worthy. Now Utah is in the Pac 10, TCU is in the Big East and BYU is going to be an independent in football. In other words Boise State made a lateral move at best and a backwards move at worst.
The other loser is the Big 12 which needs some other schools if it wants to survive past 3 to 5 years which doesn't appear to be possible anyway. This shows TCU believes the Big 12 is not long for this world.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Any real neato right-wing humor about the President's lip injury? Any bitching about his playing Basketball? Any good racist stereotype jokes? Sometimes I miss the trolls Bob...Bob...Bob They kept me up to date on right-wing douchebaggery.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Why do you hate democrats so much? Let's a find a balance first, and then start blaming each other. And don't say war is the answer.
Please allow me to be spontaneous and post random stuff and quotes. I mean no harm.
I once was a boy and now I'm a girl. Do you know what if feels like?
How do people blog on other people's blogs? Can I guest post on your site, I have lots of interesting articles.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Going to go take a nap now. Hopefully I am up in time for The Texas-A&M game. If so I'll do real time thoughts here. If not well...not.
Anyway Open thread for all the good girls and boys.
I tell you I am shocked Mack Brown stop sucking cock long enough to do TV interviews.
Speaking of cock A&M likes to grab cock...
I know what you're thinking wow he grabbed his dick that had to draw a flag. it drew 2. both on Nebraska.
And A&M missed a field goal by about 50 yards.
Mack brown takes the cock out of his mouth to bitch to the officials. ESPN thinks it is funny. No double standard there.
Tony Jerard-Eddie better known as dick grabber leaves game hurt. Unfortunately it doesn't look very serious.
7-0 Fuckers from Austin.
oh somebody just tweeted to me #Jerard-Eddie should be on a local sex offender. Alias: Tony Jerard-Cock Gobbler. #Beebe is his sponsor.
that's a little strong but hey he's the one who likes pulling other dudes junk
the announcer says
Mack Brown (Texas coach) likes to tweak little things
I said all he has to do to tweak something little is pull down his pants.
Cocksuckers just fumbled it back to the dick grabbers.
Touchdown Dick Grabbers. 7-7.
The posts that are in black are posts I wrote in a PM.
Cocksuckers throw interception on the first play of the second half. 7-7.
Dick Grabbers make a 50 yard field goal. 10-7. Fuck 'em both.
Cocksuckers fumble the ball Dick grabbers recover.
Touchdown Dick Grabbers 17-7.
More penalties tonight against Texas than I have seen called on them all year.
Dick grabbers fumble a punt and the Cocksuckers have some hope.
Touchdown Cocksuckers. 17-14.
And the dick grabbers respond a huge run 24-14. Texas sucks.
Dick grabbers get a punt blocked but Cocksuckers can only manage a field goal 24-17 Dick Grabbers.
Craig "Pony" James just said it's hard to touch the wind with the touch of your balls. That must suck for A&M touching balls is the only way they can judge anything.
Cock grabbers intercept a Cocksucker pass and that may end it. No bowl for Texas?
A&M nearly fumbles and now has to punt with 17 seconds left.
What a perfect way for the Texas Cocksuckers season to end. the dick grabbers punted the ball away the cocksuckers chose to get away from the ball instead of fielding it thus letting the clock run out.
24-17 Texas A&M Dick Grabbers final score.
5-7 Texas Cocksucksers. No bowl for you!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Last week 6-0-1* Season 74-16-1*
Texas 23 Texas A&M 20 Fuck 'em both
Nebraska 27 Colorado 3. Win and celebrate a win, lose and celebrate never having to play an other Big 12 game. Friday will be a glorious day. Fuck Colorado
Missouri 42 Kansas 17 Fuck 'em both
Kansas State 34 North Texas 12. Fuck Kansas State.
Oklahoma 35 Oklahoma State 28. You know OSU fans were damn classy...but Fuck 'em both
Texas Tech 38 Houston 28 not really mad at Tech but...Fuck Texas Tech.
Oh and fuck Iowa State and Baylor.
I think she has got a different worldview and she is not hesitant at all to share what her worldview is. And I will take heat again for saying it on your show Laura but she encapsulated what her view of America is, I believe, unless she has evolved and things have changed in the last two years, but she said it on the campaign trail twice that it was the first time that she had been proud of her country when finally people were paying attention to Barack Obama. I think that's appalling. We can think of this infinite number of reasons to be proud of American exceptionalism and it baffles me that anybody would have that view and then allow that view to bleed over into policy.Palin may not have been ready for the national stage in 2008, but she's finally realized her biggest asset, and its the one deplorable trait I despise about the current Republican Party: sheer ignorance. Sarah prides herself on being like the average Joe - someone who doesn't follow politics that much, or someone who easily swallows the bullshit coming from Rush, or Beck, or Hannity, and with that, she can hide her bullyish nature under layers and layers of false sweetness.
Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat. And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back, and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track.
Concerned by North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island, the 1996 beauty queen winner got muddled when tweeting for world peace via her zaliciamachado77 account.
“Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace, that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse,” she wrote late Tuesday.
Alicia Machado World geography expert
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
BO HAS THEIR BACKS… LET’S GET HIS.
Scott Kelly, Sacramento CA
Like anyone wearing Red I was miserable last night. Miserable that the team played poorly and furious at an inept officiating crew (that’s being charitable). As we watched my wife and I shook our heads and said what most people must have been thinking… “Bo’s going to blow a gasket.” He didn’t disappoint.
This afternoon I read an AP story where Harvey Perlmen got out in front of the “firestorm” by making it perfectly clear that “it’s something we’ll have to address with Bo.” In short, Perlman headed for high ground and distanced himself from his head coach. The civil Pearlman now stands in stark contrast with the volatile Pelini but not only in the way you might be thinking. When things got tough Bo had his players’ backs, Perlman didn’t. Before the chancellor reacts too strongly let’s remember that the Bo’s number one responsibility is to develop character in over 100 young men. Thinking back to the wild scene in College Station can you recall a single incident where a player acted out or was seen throwing a fit in front of the cameras ??? No, barring what everyone now considers a justifiable act by Ben Cotton, the players conducted themselves exactly the way Perlman would have wanted. More importantly I believe they conducted themselves exactly the way Bo has taught them… play the game and leave the officials to me.
I played college sports and I’d bet every player that you’d care to ask would tell you that they want the coach to have their back. Sometimes that means shielding the media and the fan base and all of the time it means fighting their fights so that they don’t have to. Like it or not, that’s what happened last night. Bo fought their fight, check that, Bo fought our fight for us. No, I don’t like seeing him with his finger in Taylor’s chest nor do I like seeing his veins popping as he lights up the side judge. On the other hand, I’m not so foolish as to think that those scenes were spontaneously captured for the TV audience. The truth is that if you put a camera on every coach in the NCAA, you’ll get a highlight reel that will make a sailor blush. Bo’s problem, at least his current problem, is that the press has decided to characterize him as a hot head and they have obviously made reinforcing it part of their production plan.
Bo’s a young guy. Clearly he understands that he has some issues and he freely admits that he has a lot to learn. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m happy to have his back while he does. We are blessed to have Tom Osborne at the helm and I have every confidence in his ability to shepherd Bo and all of our coaches toward being their best. While he does, I’d suggest that the Big 12 clean up its house, the players focus on what lies ahead, the fans take a deep breath and Harvey Perlman work on phrases like “no comment” or “that’s between us”. That’s the real high ground.
* The Brett Farve era has finally come to a close. How fitting that its disappointing and scandal-filled end came at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as they trounced Minnesota 31-3? Brett had a legendary 20+ season in the NFL, including a Super Bowl ring and keeper of numerous records. Unfortunately, the image that Brett was this saint-like athlete on and off the field have been unmasked and standing before us is a pain-in-the-ass primadona who likes to send pictures of his junk to female reporters. Now that the spineless Brad Childriss has been the second head coach to get shitcanned in the middle of the regular season, the new intrem HC Leslie Fraizer needs to do the right thing and tell the Ol' Gunslinger that he's thrown his last pass: both a Viking and a quarterback in this league. We've had great times with Farve, but you're obviously done. Time to hand up the jersey, help give Minnesota's backup, Tavaris Jackson to become the team's new leader, and call it a career. To paraphrase farmer Hodgett in Babe: "That'll do, Brett. That'll do." I'll allow the Count to say a few words about the end of Brett's long and distinguished career, as he was a huge admirer of Farve as an athlete and as a person, as his love for #4 has been well documented on this blog time and time again.
EDIT From The Count: so #4 got a coach fired. Honestly since Childress sold his soul to #4 in the first place I have a hard time feeling sorry for the guy. Favre fails so often now that I don't even take much pleasure in it anymore. It's gotten to be Oh Favre failed...again. YAWN! I said this before I should thank the guy instead of ripping him. His presence in a Viking uniform kicked me off of that on coming train wreck before it completely crashed.
People debate whether or not Kurt Warner is HOF QB but say Favre is a shoe in. Let me ask you this. How good were the Rams after Warner left? How good is Arizona? Now after he left the Pakers are they worse than they were with Favre? The Jets? Now back to Jonathan's regularly scheduled post...
* Three teams made statements this week, and all of them were big:
New England spoke the loudest, as "the Rivarly" between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady came down to one play. Just as it looked like the Colts were about to come back after being down 31-14 at the beginning of the 4th quarter, Manning heaves a 4th down play....into the arms of New England Saftey Brandon Meriweather, sealing a 31-28 thriller at Foxbrough. Weeks ago, the Pats got blown out by the Cleveland Browns, many assuming that this wasn't the same team as year's past, and they're right. Defensively, its all a bunch of young guys who make key stops when they need to. Offensively, Brady doesn't have a Randy Moss to kill a team with the deep pass. It doesn't matter to Brady, because he has new, exciting players like TE rob Gronkowski and RB Danny Woodhead making plays. And Wes Welker is still the most explosive member of the Patriots offense, still making it happen, using his small size and fast feet to make defenders miss. If anything New England spoke with that win on Sunday, that they're still top dog in the AFC.
The Chargers also make a big statement on Monday Night Football vs. the Denver Broncos: they're back. Yes, it's time for more of that second-half magic the Bolts and Norv Turner are best-known for, and this time, Rivers is beating teams with guys like...Patrick Crayton and Seyi Ajirotutu and Mike Tolbert? Much like Brady, it doesn't matter if Legdu Naanee and Antonino Gates are on the field, anyone who's open for Rivers is a threat. the 29-23 win vs the Texans proved it, and yesterdays 35-4 beatdown on division rival Denver Broncs certifies it. Once 2-5, and looking up at Oakland and Kansas City weeks ago, now are tied with the Raiders for 2nd place, and within striking distance of the Chiefs. Can the Chargers turn the tables yet again and land their 5th consecutive AFC West title? Sure, why not? I've been dead wrong before about them being screwed when they've dug themselves a hole.
Speaking of the Raiders: I'll admit, they've got great pieces in this year's draft, and Darren McFadden is finally playing like he should be, but Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Steelers proved that they're not ready for prime time. They reason why they're not ready is because they're young D couldn't get pressure on Ben Roethlisberger and let him throw the ball up and down the field all day practically, and the QB switch between Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell is only hiding a big problem with Oakland: they still don't have a very good QB that can lead this team.
* Vince Young is done for the season, and probably done as a Titan. After Young dislocated his thumb and was taken out by Fisher, he storms off the field after a 19-16 loss to the Redskins, throwing off his shoulder pads to the booing fans. Fisher tried to calm him down, but Young storms off on his Head Coach. Hours later, he's no longer the starting QB, he's been placed on injured-reserve, ending his season, and he's probably pissed off Jeff for the last time. After 5 five years, if you can't mature and grow as a player, then you have no business being in the NFL in the first place, which is a shame because Young was a dynamic player at Texas, and he led his team to a National Championship vs. Reggie Bush and the Trojans, and flashes of his excellent play have been seen while he had the starting gig. Immaturity and ego killed what could have been a very good athlete and QB for Tennessee.
Now this is no big deal this is not a "Count is pissed" thing that used to show up on the main board taking 6 different things that I had written and putting them together to say something I never did say. Love Newshounds, think everybody is doing a great job, just think "whambulance" or any variation of it is below their standards.
Now addressing the gentleman who said I was older and less hip than he was. The first is probably true there is no doubt the second is. You'll be hard pressed to find somebody less hip than I am and honestly I couldn't give a shit less about not being hip. Is a third grade term like Whambulance hip? Have we sunk so low that "whambulance" is hip? Don't answer that it's rhetorical.
Also you may be thinking but Count childish, lowbrow, bringing things in the gutter, that's your specialty aren't you being a little well hypocritical? Yeah But even at their worst and my absolute best I don't put myself on their level of blogging not to mention importance of the work they do. So I can say "whambulance" all I want. Hell I can make a long blog post about the word if I so chose. Doesn't change the fact that the term Whambulance sucks.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Alex Henery who is 15-16 on fields goals (his lone miss being a blocked 51 yard kick against Missouri) and 45-45 on PAT's is not on the Lou Groza awards list. How does a kicker who in 4 years is 65 for 73 on field goals and 185 for 186 in extra points not win any awards?
BTW is that George Washington's actual voice?
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
What to look for.
Do Texas A&M 's efforts to have a large enthusiastic fan base present at the game succeed in creating a hostile environment or just cause yet another team to play as if they were spent before the game started?
Does Nebraska's defense continue to play as they played last week?
Is Taylor Martinez 100 %? or 90%?
Is Ryan Tanneyhill for real?
Since Zac Taylor is on the A&M staff is it also wrong to root for Nebraska in this game as well?
If Nebraska should win by any score will their fans finally stop bitching non stop and show some respect and love for this team?
Friday, November 19, 2010
I watched this game with my Father and it was probably the last time I saw him when he knew what was going on around him. It was a pretty sweet night. Oh and My best friend called after the game not knowing what happened because he threw his TV set out the window when he figured we lost.
Oklahoma State 45 Kansas 10. Even running the clock out from the opening kick again won't keep this game close for Turner Gill.
Colorado 28 Kansas State 21.KSU Injuries and the new found energy brought on by Brian Cabral wil carry CU to one last win.
Texas Tech 38 Weber State 21. Good week to schedule a patsy for T-Tech.
Texas 35 FAU 7 Ditto
Missouri 24 Iowa State 21. An Iowa State club without Austin Arnaud still manages to scare a lethargic Missouri team.
Oklahoma 35 Baylor 28. Oklahoma is horrible on the road but as nice as Baylor's season has been they still haven't beaten any really good teams.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Do you get what you've signaled by this heinous, and heinously casual, choice you have made?
You have once again - as your party in particular repeatedly does, despite your admiration for the pundits and posturers in the Sarah Palin/Fox News mode, all beauty-pageant gush and wafer-thin policy chops - made it clear that you feel that not only is gender equality none of government's business, but in fact that women are no concern of the government. "All men are created equal": yup, that's you, and that's all; all the way!
You have demonstrated your tone-deaf lack of awareness of just how many households in the US - perhaps, particularly, households where the man used to be the primary breadwinner has seen his job fall prey to the current economic climate (not to discount for a moment the many female-single-parent households that exist, and perhaps suffer even more) - depend on a woman's income for their sustenance. At just a little over three-quarters what a man equally employed would, on average, make, how can you defend this as a sane economic policy? By even debating this, you would have signposted your seriousness about the economy, about keeping more struggling families out of the pit of foreclosure, bankruptcy and poverty. As it is you have told millions of families, not unlike Ebenezer Scrooge, that if they are going to fail they had better do it and decrease the surplus population. Because, you know, those Wall Street bonuses aren't remotely as important as keeping these fragile families afloat.
The truth is that lawmakers all, but especially these Republican fat cats who seem to think that $250k per year is a "middle-class" wage, are grossly out of touch with the situation in which the American populace finds itself, on the whole.
I know. I've been there. When we had a looming balloon mortgage in Silicon Valley in the mid-90s, and spouse had been fired thanks to nasty internal politics (I warned him!), my salary an hour's commute away in San Francisco kept us from the brink of disaster. Later on, in the Pacific Northwest, as we struggled to earn even a dollar's income from our own business for a full year-and-a-half (we timed its launch just for the dot-com bust and then 9/11: stellar, isn't it?), my part-time gig and the freelance jobs I cultivated and the craft fairs and galleries I pursued with my work gave us the margin of survival.
How much safer might we have been - how much more might we have felt OK about feeding back into a teetering economy - if we had the assurance that my efforts were being compensated on an equal basis with Joe Shmoe across the cubicles?
No, Senate Republicans - and, for that matter, GOPers and TeaPartiers in the House. You may have thrown down the gauntlet in this round, but rest assured that it ain't gonna be pretty from here forward. Because if we can't appeal to your nonexistent sense of fairness, your apparently-lacking earnest desire to rehabilitate the US economy, or your hollow insistence that you're doing "the people's will"...we know one thing.
We are the swing voters who will either make or break you in the coming cycle, so sadly predictable in the States. And I don't just mean women as a whole. I also mean specifically Latina women, and Asian women, and Black women, and the voters whose families depend on them and whom they influence.
Your bigotry has been a direct kick in the teeth to all women, but especially to those women whose ethnic heritage has added an extra layer to the hypocrisy and disparity.
Forget the "mama grizzlies" you love to placate. WE together, we progressive women, are the true female power base in the electorate. You've chosen to throw us overboard in your supposed march back to power.
We will not forget, and we will not forgive. Your days are numbered.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sorry Jon it seems to me that Once Palin put her own children in play to pat herself on the back for the awesome job of Motherhood she's doing to further her own political gain it's fair game to use her children's behavior to point out that she's a fucking liar and hypocrite.
What a waste of time this website is - nothing but a bunch of Jews, blacks, commies and queers all patting each other on the back about how brilliant they are in fighting the evil Fox network and the evil Bush administration. You people are less significant than a fly on a turd. I regret the time I wasted reading this crap.
I'm finished | 06.24.06 - 9:53 pm | #
BTW Our old friend Ranger Bob was outraged by this post and told 'I'm finished" off No actually Ranger Bob agreed with it.
Actually, I'm sick of the personal attacks that Coulter uses. Conservatives have lots of honorable spokespeople - Bill Bennett, Hugh Hewitt, Byron York, Michelle Malkin, etc. We don't need her. Side note: Bernard Goldberg's book is one great truth-to-power piece.
Posted by: Damail at June 14, 2006 12:26 AM
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Posted by: J.R. at April 12, 2006 04:22 PM
See they were still bitter back when they were in charge. Do you think they won't be in 2011?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yep, it's happened. A treasure trove of Beatles albums popped up on iTunes early Tuesday, a day after Apple promised an "exciting announcement" from iTunes.John, Paul, George, and Ringo are now avaliable on iTunes, and now, I can stop synching Beatles tracks to my iTunes library.
Digital versions of such classic Beatles albums as "Abbey Road," "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!," "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" were selling for $13 each, with double albums like the "White Album" going for $20.
Honestly I am not one that does care. I have never been to an Omaha Royals game as Baseball is not my sport. In fact most of Omaha goes to one royals game a year if they can get the tickets and that is the 4th of July for the fireworks. Even then they show up in the 8th or 9th inning and groan at extra inning games.
What makes me scratch my head is the new mascot. Um what in the blue...err green hell is it?
Monday, November 15, 2010
Oh, but one last thing,,,when obama gets on a bus does his white side want to sit in the front of the bus, while he demands his black side to sit in the back....Must be an incredible conflict of rage going on inside of him everyday....I'll bet you this, I bet his black side is always stealing money from the pocket of his white side.
Watch them come back now.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Really strange game. Nebraska clearly played a conservative game to protect Taylor Martinez who was not anywhere close to 100% and did not play a great game. Yet they out yarded Kansas 397 to 87 and was never in danger of losing. I guess it was what it was.
What to look for
Weather. it's suppose to be much better tomorrow night than tonight but tonight wasn't suppose to be like this.
Can Kansas stop Nebraska's running game at all?
If it gets ugly will Bo Pelini call off the dogs because Turner Gill is still a Husker Hero?
Can Nebraska play above it's competition?
Friday, November 12, 2010
Speaking of the weather. It's 36 degrees with a windchill of 26. It's been windy all day and rainy the rain has now turned to snow. I know you say but Count you live in the Midwest and it's November it should be like that. Tis true. The problem is until late last night when the weather turned we have had maybe...maybe 5 days with temperatures 50 or lower. and a string of days where temperatures were often in the 70's that lasted for months. So this has really came from nowhere and is causing more of a shock than it maybe normally would.
Which is why you are getting real time thoughts on this game that I know you care so much about. What the fuck else is there to do right?
I am interested to see this Almeida kid from Brazil. Dude is the size of a house. They say he is athletic despite his appearance I can't see how he plays more than 10 minutes before he is huffin and puffin.
Greg Sharpe and Eric Piatkowski calling the game so it's a local broadcast. Pike is getting better as an announcer he no longer talks to the guy in his ear piece at least.
Gallegos, Walker, Diaz, Standhardinger and Ubel starting for Nebraska. Can't believe Ubel is a starter but what the hey.
And as expected the Devaney is empty.
So far Ubel has missed an easy shot and had a turnover.
First TV timeout 5-4 South Dakota. Nebraska looks um...like Nebraska.
Truck is in the game! Nebraska is awful.
Hey 3ptr from Nebraska wakes people up.
Truck makes a layup and a tap in.
No Larry The Cable Guy you're not funny.
Brandon Ubel is heard from.
WAY TOO MANY turnovers from Nebraska.
They've changed the forecast for tomorrow night it's now not expected to be all that bad.
Truck is getting his points, I think he has 8 now. Make that 10. He's actually pretty good.
Nebraska is playing better on the offensive end. Now they have to get the D going.
Ok Nebraska get's a little lead then they go to shit. This team has to learn to step on some throats.
Bear Jones hit's a three picks his nose.
I don' like seeing South Dakota getting offensive rebounds.
Just guessing Doc won't be happy with the Defense. Nebraska 36 South Dakota 31. Halftime.
My bad Doc says defense not so bad.
Nebraska starting this half aggressive getting to the foul line and they are making the Free Throws. 42-31 Nebraska. Now put the foot down boys.
Ubel missed two point blank layups in a row.
PUT IN TRUCK
Ask and you shall receive.
And he scores.
So I guess I should put my Big 12 picks here. Last week a lousy week for my picks 2-4. Season overall 63-15
Nebraska 52 Kansas 10
Missouri 38 Kansas State 24
Iowa State 34 Colorado 20
Oklahoma 37 Texas Tech 20
Oklahoma State 45 Texas 21
Texas A&M 42 Baylor 28.
Ameida has been awesome this game I am sorry I doubted the truck.
That was a really poor stretch of basketball by Nebraska.
Truck is going to shoot free throws
Nebraska blows alley-oop. Anyway Nebraska's inside game has been really good tonight against this zone.
Spud keeps staring at me. I am not sure what he wants.
Pike ripping on Creighton for not having football. Cool beans.
Too many turnovers.
This game is treading water right now. Nebraska is in control but can not pull away. 72-60 with about 3 minutes to go.
Nebraska has done a nice job from the line tonight.
Diaz still has to get stronger.
Timeout Nebraska lead down to 8. Can not put teams away.
Final Score Nebraska 76 South Dakota 68. Kinda shitty down the stretch. I wouldn't book my final 4 trip just yet.
* We all know the Dallas Cowboys season is shot. The talk that Jerry Jones' team would be the first to host the Super Bowl in their own house was just that. At this juncture, all you can ask for is for your boys to go out and play for pride, for their jobs, and for their coach. Somewhere in the 2nd Quarter of the Dallas-Green Bay nightmare, everyone on that 53-man roster just quit on Head Coach Wade Phillips and on the team, which is the worst thing a team could do in the face of a dissapointing season. The Cowboys heart and passion were traded for a team that let Aaron Rodgers decimate the secondary all game long, and let Clay Matthews have his way with the Offensive Line. Truly the most insulting and embarassing 60 minutes of game time that i've ever seen from any NFL team, especially as as storied as the Cowboys.
* Of course, after the Cowboys were humiliated by the Pack, Jerry Jones on Monday fired Wade Phillips and promoted OC Jason Garrett to Interim head coach, after Jones kept stating week after week to the media that Wade would stay with Dallas through 2010-2011 season. Conventional wisdom says that it's never a good idea to change your head coach in midseason, no matter how badly the team is doing. The Cowboys are the exception for various reasons, the biggest three being the following:
1. Dallas would have gone 1-15 had Phillips been coaching one more week. I love Wade and what he did in San Diego as the Defensive Coordinator, and I thought Wade had finally broken through when he beat Philadelphia last year in the NFC Wild Card game at home, and that despite losing to Farve and the Vikings in the next round, that it would only contribute to them coming out next time and making even more noise. I was dead wrong.
2. The players quit on their ex-head coach. The players may have liked Wade, but i'm sure that they didn't believe in him, otherwise, they wouldn't be a 1-7 football team and a bigger letdown than Minnesota and Denver this year.
3. What else could go wrong for Dallas? They're not going anywhere this year, they've been blown out by Jacksonville, the rival Giants, and now Green Bay. Had Jerry let Wade coach this team going into this week's match vs. Eli Manning, that game would be over by the 1st quarter.
* In the 4th quarter of the Vikings-Cardnials match, it looked like Brad Childriss would also join Wade in the unemployment line. Brad swung and missed with Randy Moss, he can't stand the Ol' Gunslinger's diva-like behavior (who can, really?), and, allegedly, Chilly and WR Percy Harvin almost came to blows over Harvin's status days before. But thanks to a late Arizona breakdown, Farve and the team turned the table, beating the Cards in overtime 27-24. The Vikings may have won, thanks to a gutsy performance by the Ol' Gunslinger, but the Vikings still have issues, the biggest two being the primadonna attitude of #4 and the spineless way Chilly is running his team.
* Phillip Rivers went into Sunday's match with the Texans without Tight End Antonio Gates, or his Wide Recievers Legedu Naanee or Malcom Floyd. As the Bolts began to see some balance between the running game and the passing game, Ryan Matthews left with an injury. He's stuck with Patric Crayton, his third WR, a rookie named Seyi Ajirotutu and Randy McMichael playing in the absense of Gates. Oh, and another special teams disaster occured in the first quarter, as Houston blocked another punt, which put the texans on te board early. Did I forget to mention Arian Foster blew past the D-Line and rushed for 127 yards and 2 scores? Despite all this, my Chargers still won the game 29-23. I said this last week and i'm goign to say it again: Rivers is favorite for the MVP award. Forget how Michael Vick has finally matured into a QB, or how how much of a beast Clay Matthews is as an LB, Phillip Rivers is trying to dig his team out of a ditch made by mental mistakes, the occasional bad time management by Norv Turner, and by Steve Crosby, San Diego's Special Teams coach. That's a feat only a select few can be able to do.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
There are actually some Nebraska "fans" who are saying that they hope Kansas wins because of Gill. They are going to root for him. Fuck that shit! I love Turner but Saturday night I hope his team gets it's ass kicked. I almost wish Gill was a prick like Warren Powers and called Tom Osborne a Red Headed Son of a bitch. Cheer for Gill when he gets introduced and give him a hand when he leaves but in between root for Nebraska to kick his ass real bad.
Alan Simpson. I didn't vote for Obama to implement this man's ideas.
Monday, November 8, 2010
According to multiple sources including the Boulder Daily Camera Dan Hawkins has been fired the announcement will come tomorrow.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
* Is it any surprise that Randy Moss was cut from the Vikings? Minnesota already has one aging diva they have to put up with, so it was only a matter of time before #84 turned into a pain in the ass when the Ol' Gunslinger didn't throw the ball his way after two games - both of which the Vikings lost. Now he's going to either be a team play for the Tennessee Titans, or become the same mouthy asshole if Tennessee falters. Either way, he's someone else's problem now, and Minnesota remembered, in those two weeks, why they cut Moss in the first place all those years ago.
* Mike Shanaham has lost his mind. Last week, he pulled Donnovan McNabb in the remaining two minutes of the Redskins-Lions match, for Rex Grossman. Yes, the same Rex Grossman who was run out of Chicago on a rail, was McNabb's replacement. Washington lost that game. On Tuesday, Coach Shanaham was seen practicing with....JaMarcus Russell. I'm not sure which is more disheartning: Coach Shanaham resorting to overrated, shitty QB's to back up McNabb, or the ever-suspicious notion that Mike doesn't trust McNabb.
* After 8 weeks, we may not have a definitive favorite to go to the Super Bowl in Dallas, but we have a clear favorite for MVP honors this year: Phillip Rivers of my San Diego Chargers. Despite being on a 3-5 team, Rivers is 1st in Passing yards (2,649 yds), Average yards (8.7), and Yards/game (331.1). He's 2nd in completed passes (198), and tied with Peyton Manning for TD's (15), and comes in the top ten/top five in almost every statistical category for QB's. Rivers is taking his game to a whole new level this year, and when TE Gates, and WR's Legedu Nannee and Malcom Floyd get healthy and if the Chargers can build a winning streak within the next month, I may have to eat my own words, and that I would be very happy to do.
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Let's start with this post, railing on the horror of encouraging the use of condoms:
Just as there is a direct, organic link between artificial birth control and abortion (do the math -- birth control causes abortion), there is a direct link between the use condoms and the spread of AIDS. Since the US funds population control in African nations, it is funding AIDS.There are such wide gulfs between the things this poster is trying to link together, it's all but impossible to imagine the sick [sic.] degrees of separation he's trying for. Birth control plus math equals abortion? How does anybody with a shred of sanity get there? And I'd be fascinated to hear an explanation of how condoms spread rather than contain AIDS, but I suppose lvb-rocks had something much more urgent to do, like pray for rain...or a winning lottery ticket...
Let's turn now to this gem from Mr. Evilwrench (I'm guessing that's someone completely different from the folks I take my car to for service):
We're hardly worried that we're against "half" the population when it's a "third" at best, and that only because of intense indoctrination at the hands of the teachers' unions and the leftstream media.OK, we begin as expected, with demonizing public schools and the media as to blame for kids who turn out to be shits. (Mirror, meet parent: parent, meet mirror.) But then just look at the cognitive dissonance that sets in.
The fact is, the hardcore left is trying to implement policies that are inimical to our very existence, never mind just our interests. You can't compromise with cancer, and you can't compromise with communists. We do not seek to compromise with these psychopaths, and we do not welcome their offers of compromise. It's time for the adults to be in charge.
Name calling works both ways. We've been called all sorts of things by people who then show themselves to be contemptible, so we have no compunction calling them names in turn. For me, the terms "leftards" and "rats" are extremely polite compared to what I think of them. I would pound them into a bloody pulp if that wouldn't be improper. I think they deserve it for what they've done, and they're lucky I'm so polite.
"Policies that are inimical to our very existence"...do you suppose he means health care accessibility, or the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act? Because, you know, being able to maintain your good health without artificial bureaucratic obstacles, and being assured you'll be as well paid as any other equally qualified candidate for your efforts...well, if there were ever two policies running completely counter to my existence, those would be them. Not.
But I was laughing out loud when he started talking about pounding those with whom he disagrees into mush, if it "wouldn't be improper." That's like saying you'd take an automatic weapon to the entire City Council if it wouldn't run counter to good manners. How can you remotely begin to square those two? I guess by claiming later on how "polite" you are. Since, you know, saying it makes it true.
I'm going to skip right over the poster who called Glenn Beck a "poor modrate [sic.] liberal" because there aren't enough psychotic breaks on the planet to begin establishing a basis for that one.
Instead, let's move on to HugsFromJesus and her deep concern for her wayward son, via her adventures on that wasteland of sin, Facebook:
I have a Facebook account only to be able to see photos of my grandson that my DIL will post. I have never posted on my FB account at all, as I don't like Facebook, I think it is the Devil's playground. I know it can be used as a witnessing tool, but i think it does more harm than good. Too many people have been hurt, the same with My Space and Twitter. People can post things as fast as they think them without filtering and with the way the world is today, so intolerant and hateful, it is dangerous.She does actually say something I can agree with - that the immediacy of vehicles like Facebook coupled with an environment of intolerance can be dangerous. Though I'm sure she doesn't understand how greatly my reading of that differs...
Anyway,I looked at my DIL's Facebook today and she was high fiving Jon Stewart and saying "great job Jon"...blah blah!! Last week she was on the gay bandwagon and about how rotten the small minded people are that don't want gays together and for them to back off the gays and we are all bigots.
My son doesn't even know how to log on to FB, he doesn't do that stuff and he is very conservative. She was always moderate, but now she is going off the deep end. I don't think my son and DIL talk politics among themselves, he always says she doesn't keep up with things so he saves those conversations for our side of the family, his work friends and personal friends so I wonder if he knows how crazy liberal his wife is getting on FB.
I am upset, but all I can do is pray for her. My son is saved but he needs a strong Christian to encourage him, he has fallen away. Why he married a lapsed Catholic, I'll never know!!
It's the classic mother-in-law meddling of "does he know how 'crazy liberal' she is getting..." that bothers me. As though he somehow has the right and/or obligation to dictate her politics. That way lies disaster. (I say this as the sibling of a sister whose former in-laws were of a very fundie bent in this respect. Her mother-in-law would always deliberately lose board games when playing with her preacher husband, just to stoke his ego. Unbelievable!)
Keep your nose out, Mom - that's all.
And, in closing - because it's late - we'll take on a post with a refreshing brevity and, in fact, honesty:
You don't get it, do you?Can't disagree at all, pal. Well, maybe with that last. But it's true enough that you have nothing remotely "sapiens" going on that I can see. Please continue flinging your own poo at one another while actual thinking people take care of business.
We're not Homo sapiens -- we're real men.
Remember to set your clocks back, everybody, and enjoy the extra hour tonight!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
What to look for:
Who will the starting Quarterback for Nebraska be?
Can Nebraska avoid turnovers?
Can ISU slow down Nebraska enough to take a second straight game to end the series.
If Nebraska wins and the series ends 86-17-2 in favor of Nebraska can we please admit this is not, and was not ever a rivalry?
Hell if Iowa State wins can we admit that?
Friday, November 5, 2010
Nebraska 31 Iowa State 14. Nebraska is better on the road than at home, though they FINALLY played a great game at home last week. Iowa State is well coached and plays hard and should make this a tough game until the 4th quarter.
Oklahoma State 42 Baylor 28. Winner has a leg up on the Big 12 south. Can you believe that?
Colorado 27 Kansas 24. Who'se shittier? I say KU.
Oklahoma 38 Texas A&M 21. A&M is playing better and OU has been awful on the road but they are just a better team.
Missouri 35 Texas Tech 21. Gary Pinkel has been bitching all week about the butt-hurt inflicted on his Missouri squad by Nebraska. Will he let Nebraska beat them twice in a row? I think Missouri will be ready enough.
Texas 35 Kansas State 28. I keep picking Texas and they keep losing. They have better player than Kansas State by far. Will they lose again?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
In the midst of complicated financial restructuring following their bankruptcy claim, MGM has issued plans for the future of their flagship James Bond franchise, reports Bloomberg.
The next, currently-untitled, Bond film is planned for November 2012 and the article claims that sequels will follow every other year.
The 23rd entry in the franchise, the film was originally set to star returning actor Daniel Craig as Bond with Sam Mendes attached to direct. Though it is very likely that Craig will still return, there is not yet a confirmation of Mendes' continued involvement.
What say the Count's reaction to the news?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
But Here's Mark Noonan making the dumbest comment i've read on election night: that Christine O'Donnell - the same woman who didn't know that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the 1st Amendment were actually in the Constitution - has a better grasp on the same document than her opponent
, Chris Coons.
Mark Noonan says:Mark, Christine O'Donnell may be a nice lady (I think she's Pastor Jeremiah's type) but she clearly doesn't know jack about what's in the Constitution, much less grasp the simple reality that although the separation of Church and State is not written into the Constitution, the importance to keep religion and government from becoming intertwined is unmistakable through the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause.
November 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm
O’Donnell has a superior knowledge of the Constitution over that twit Coons, that is for sure…
I'm also Allowing the Count to use this thread to post more batshit findings from right-wing bloggers over at B4V or over at News Hounds, or wherever.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
There are a handful of reasons for this disaster. Including
A large percentage of Americans are fucking morons. Many Republicans are crazy enough to appeal to such Americans. Too Many Democrats are either Elephants in Donkey suits or gutless. So many Democrats are running as Republicans many of us wonder why bother?
Anyway as bad as it looks GO VOTE! If you don't vote I don't give a shit what you think about what happens. When the Impeachment hearings start and your friends start whining about what a giant waste of time it all is You can say "Hey I Didn't vote for the SOB'S!
Until further notice (don't worry trolls it won't be for long) Comments are limited to Jonathan, ET and Myself.
Monday, November 1, 2010
* For all the bitching I have done against Norv Turner, I must give credit where credit is due: when the Chargers went into the locker room down 19-14, Turner told the ugly truth about this team: that in 2010, when the going got tough, the Chargers wave the white flag. Players said that Norv's face and words were all the motivation they needed to go out and beat Tennessee 33-25, snapping a tough three-game losing skid. The Chargers finally beat a quality team, but it doesn't change the lousy state of the Special Teams unit, as they coughed up a Safety at the start of the 1st quarter. Let's beat the Texans next Sunday, then maybe the Chargers have turned a corner. Until then, it's one win, and they're still playing catch-up against the Chiefs and Raiders
* Now, had my Bolts lost this game, I would expect Dean Spanos to do what Cowbowys owner Jerry Jones did when Dallas got it's clock cleaned by Jacksonville, 35-17: appolgize to the fans for their miserable performance thus far.
"I'm embarrassed," Jones said. "Of course I am. And to every fan, I should have and do take the ultimate, ultimate responsibility. I do. That's the way we're structured. That's the way I run it. There's no question that I have the plan and executing it to have the best players and the best coaching that we can have. I'm dumbfounded that we are 1-7."Cowboy haters can piss all over this team all they want, but Jones took responsibility for this team's disastrous season, and that earns many kudos for this part-time Dallas shipper. Now if he could only fire Wade Phillips sometime this week....
* For the second time this year, the Detroit Lions have won a game, as they beat the Redskins 37-25. What's more impressive is the Lions D-Line, in particular, Ndamukong Suh - the same Defensive End who lit up the Big XII last year - and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Combined, the pair are a two-man wrecking crew, as both defenders have a combined 4 sacks on the day (there were 7 sacks total). They may be 2-5, but don't let that fol 'ya: they're no pushover. And to Mike Shanaham: I know Donnovan McNabb's been shaky as of late, but pulling him out with 2 minutes to go and you put in....Rex Grossman?! Are you serious?? What did you expect would happen, that he would transform into a competent QB in that drive?? Just for making that move alone, you deserved to lose.