Monthly Archives: December 2008

Oh, You Know I Love This…

The top 10 erroneous sports column predictions of 2008 (from Real Clear Sports via Deadspin). Oh, delicious. Someone else (I forget who…someone on the Tony Kornheiser Show, I think) said it best: “These people don’t know any more than you. They just have better seats.”

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Is hiremikeshanahan.com Available?

SuperBrit fanboy Paul Stewart opined recently on Bucpower.com that Tampa Bay couldn’t dump Jon Gruden because you wouldn’t be able to find a qualified coach to replace him. It was bollocks then, and it’s even moreso now with the news that Denver has fired Mike Shanahan. Shanahan has a better resume than Gruden, is still […]

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Yeah, We Knew That…

A front-page story in today’s Arizona Republic caught my eye. “Conservatives look to Flake to rescue the Republican party” is the headline (actually, that’s just the headline online – the printed edition has “Conservatives look to Flake to guide GOP.”) “Jeff Flake is positioning himself as Arizona’s Republican maverick for the future,” writes Dan Nowicki. Way […]

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Bowl Season

Feeling old again while waiting for the Florida-Oklahoma game… Do you know how many bowl games there were 30 years ago? 15! Do you know how many we’re in the middle of today? 34!

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Good Morning!

Yes, Nomah and Mia are still around!

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An Idea Whose Time Has (Still) Not Come

Phoenix’s long-awaited light rail system is up and running, and while I wasn’t one of the 150,000 folks who hopped aboard this weekend when it debuted, some co-workers and I did take it north a few miles to go to lunch today. Quite frankly, it’s a pain in the neck.

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Jonny, We Hardly Want Ye

It’s time for Jon Gruden to go, it says here. Eric Mangini, Romeo Crennel and Rod Marinelli have all been fired this morning, and it would be appropriate now for the Glazers to step up and pay Gruden the final three years of his contract and send him on his way. While they’re at it, Bruce […]

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Don’t Listen To What I Just Said, I’m A Columnist!

Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press, November 17, 2008: “Let me reiterate — it … is … impossible … to … lose … all … 16…games … in an NFL season.” Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press, December 28, 2008: “They’re going 0-16. They’ve finally sold me on their destiny. I was once a stubborn advocate of […]

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Merry Christmas, Y’all!

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Portrait Of The Artist As A Young’un

Because I wanna be a cowboy, baby… That’s from Christmas, 1968.

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