Is Funny Cide going to be the 12th Triple Crown winner? Will he be the first gelding to win the Triple Crown?
So The Lakers lost. I really don’t care much about basketball, but I must admit I am more inclined to watch the finals now that Dallas or Sacramento might be in the big game. The only reason I am even remotely upset the Lakers lost is because I know how much they mean to a certain Reno resident. Go visit him and hit his tip jar to cheer him up (and ask him what grievous sin we must have committed for him to drop us from his blogroll).
Just goes to show you that hitting rock bottom can take a while.
I think the hardest job in sports is coaching the Ohio State University Football team. You could go 10-1 every year, win the Rose Bowl, but if you lose to Michigan, you get fired. Clearly, the second hardest job in sports is serving as Serena William’s sports bra.
Congrats to the Buccaneers. Lee Flowers was unavailable for comment.
– The Raiders just sucked up the joint, and they had no chance against the Bucs defense tonight.
34-21 Bucs. What I get for posting that in the third quarter.
– Halftime shows are almost as stupid as having cheerleaders. As my momo always tells them, go do something to make someone want to cheer for you.
– The Ram Tough choking commercial was awful.
– The Willie Nelson H&R Block commercial was great.
– Raider nation will probably riot tonight.
*** Update **
It is over now. Ugly.
Here is my prediction:
Jerry Porter, West Virginia University. An old fling used to live next door to him, so I got to know him, and I spent a number of nights knocking back beers with him at a local bar. I hope he is MVP.
Not since Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias or Althea Gibson has there been a female this dominant and this talented- in any sport- and her sister, Venus, is just as talented. Plus, they are attractive. Really attractive.
And for you out there carping about her sitting on the flag- lighten up. I was in the military for ten years and I know that this is not how you are supposed to treat the flag, but so what? This was no intentional slight- she isn’t burning it like some people, and there is no doubt in my mind she is proud to be an American. This is the face of the meritocracy people claim to want- this is the face of America.
*** Update ***
Before I get 500 emails, I am not implying that anyone who is mad at Serena for sitting on the flag is racist. That is how the left thinks- everything is about race. My point was that this is an innocent flap, a nothing in the big picture of things. I am sure if she knew how much it upset people (yes, I am channeling Serena), she would probably not do it again. My point about meritocracy was that given an equal opportunity- the best succeed- because they are the best. I can’t think of a better face to represent the U.S.
Anyone who thinks the Steelers were not jobbed by a hideous call and a fake fall by the kicker needs to check the footage of Joe Nedney’s post-game press conference:
“I think when I’m done playing,” Nedney said, “I might try acting.”
Please excuse the Steelers for not laughing.
Except, of course, at the officials.
Pittsburgh cornerback Dewayne Washington, who was called for the slightest of bumps on Nedney, called it “a fake fall.”
And the Steelers lose again to the…
NFL Rules committee- fix overtime. Now.
My Governor, Bob Wise, discussing the need to streamline state government to make it more efficient, during his State of the State Address:
” It’s not a question of if we change. The only issue is how and when. I say now..”
Yogi Berra was spotted weeping openly in the audience.
My other favorite Wise quote from tonight:
Some may say step back — we say move forward.
And you do the hokie pokie…
Governor Wise did have one really interesting proposal which just goes to show how far the internet has come, and again, shows where we are going in the future:
Last year, we condensed the budget and the bills to two tiny compact discs and gave them to each member on the first day. We’ve made it a tradition. This year, we’re going a step further:
The executive budget, and my legislative proposals are being transferred as I speak to your email accounts. They also being delivered electronically to the press, to state agencies and many citizens — and we’re saving a ton of paper and printing and postage costs in the process.
Good. An outstanding use of technology that no one should be against (now watch the idiots print them out on ther government computers- ruining the whole purpose).