Monday, October 29, 2007


Well I certainly don't want to talk baseball today (F*** A-Rod). The Giants & Dolphins set back the cause of US football in Europe several decades with one of the worst football games ever played yesterday. That all said, AOL provides this important news story about one of my all time favorite creatures.

Friday, October 26, 2007

How would you like to be a sports fan in Boston.

1) Red Sox on verge of winning the World Series.
2) Boston College # 2 in the BCS.
3) UMass # 4 in 1-AA rankings.
4) New England Patriots by far the best team in Pro Football.
5) The new look Celtics getting ready to challenge in the NBA Eastern Conference.

Amazing (and annoying)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

We need more of this from the Democrats

Via Instapundit and linked directly. You know I do honestly believe that people of different opinions can honestly and CIVILLY disagree, but there is so much venom from the left that is absolutely insane. Whether you agree or disagree with Bush that is fine. You may think the "War on Terror" is a farce, that is fine. You can think that Islam is the religion of peace, that is fine. To think that any US President would sit idly by and be complicit to 747's with US citizens aboard fly into sky scrapers is sick! Good for Bill Clinton and , while I defend their right to make themselves look stupid, SHAME on them.

Jack Reacher

Instapundit links to Samizdata relative to a recommendation of a book series by the Author Lee Child. This is the Jack Reacher series and is about the adventures of a former Military Police officer. Jack is a loner who always seems to end up helping someone is distress. The bad guys usually die gruesomely in these books by whatever weapon Jack happens to have on hand. I can second the recommendation highly!

At least he isn't a Uconn Grad!

Via Drudge. Miami Dolphins Linebacker Channing Crowder learns he doesn't need a translator in London for the game between the Giants & Dolphins on 10/28. To be fair, the article does state that the reporters didn't know if he was joking.

I think it's Bush's fault!

Headline of the Day!

Via Powerline. I would bet that father involvement would be unprecedented. Remember it is all for the children.

But Harry Reid said it was Global Warming!

Apparently arson is being investigated as the cause of the Southern California fires. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid the other day indicated that Global Warming was probably the cause. Can we once have a politician wait until they get the facts before they make some proclamation on a subject that they probably don't understand anyway.

Since Global Warming is W's fault, I am waiting for the Dem's to say that George secretly flew out to California and committed arson himself!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fires in Southern California

My brother's friend Jay sends this picture.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

How 'Bout them Huskies!

First Place, Big East...not Basketball I mean Football! BCS!?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Torre 2

Matt puts in the comment section on my previous post that he would like to see some more opinion on this subject. Now that I am sufficiently liquored up I figure I will put my two cents in. Spelling credit will hopefully be optional. As an aside before I ramble, Bud Selig must be thrilled as the Yankees have eclipsed the post season.

Torre should have been given a 2 year extension at his current salary. Here are the reasons why:

1) Randy Levine (President COO Whatever) states that the Yanks wanted to move toward an incentive based (field managerial) compensation package. That is fine. Will that standard apply to the individuals who signed (amongst some notables) Kei Igawa, Jaret Wright & Carl Pavano? That is about $100 million right there and we are quibbling on cutting Torre's salary by $2.0 million? I know we all wish we could have our salaries cut by $2.0 million but it needs to be put in contect for this industry.

Specific to Torre
1) Who is qualified (baseball & media wise) to replace him!

2) Who other than Torre could have held this ship together in May/June when all Yankee fans (including myself) were panicking and all the new (since 2004) Red Sox fans were celebrating the Yankees demise? Donnie Baseball? I think not!

3) I previously posted that the coaching combination Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy & Casey Stengel could not have managed past the 19.60 era performance of Chien Ming Wang. I still stand by that.

4) In the past, free agents, most notably Greg Maddux, did not want to come to the Bronx because they thought it was a circus. Torre changed that perception to where players wanted to come to the Yankees. Torre gets 100% credit there.

5) Torre did a great job incorporating the youngsters into the lineup.

6) 12 straight years in the playoffs ain't easy.

Joe Torre

Sticks it to the Yankees. The Yankees right now are the story in baseball. They have absolutely co-opted the playoffs. Selig must be furious. Sports talk in this area is going to be insane!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

You can't please everyone


Apparently as violence lessens in Iraq cemetery workers are feeling the pinch (via Instapundit) So who is to blame. Since this is almost Halloween, let's give our liberal friends a chance to pick their favorite bogey man:

A) W
B) Dick Cheney
C) Karl Rove

Air America Host Hurt

Interesting NRO link relative to a host of liberal radio network Air America being injured in a fall near her Manhattan apartment. Best wishes to Randi Rhodes for a speedy and complete recovery. What is really telling is the reaction of some fellow liberals immediately determining that it was some right wing nut job attacking her. What is it with these people and all these conspiracies. I for one think it is pretty childish.

Avast ye scurvy swabs!

Or something like that. AOL reports pirate attacks on the rise. The nations concerned should send out some naval vessels (or contract some) with machine guns and make the pirate boats into swiss cheese. You would then probably see a decline.

New Dinosaur Species Discovered!

Via AOL new species of dinosaurs are always welcome!

Rocky Mountain High

Like that won't be used a billion times in the sports world today. Congrats to the NL Champion Colorado Rockies. That is a beautiful city and hopefully they get back behind their team. Hopefully it doesn't snow there during the series. To make this perfect then, let's go Tribe! Go Chief Wahoo!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Main Stream Media Focus

Ever since the testimony of General David Petraeus in September 07, people feel that there is a call for some guarded optimism in Iraq. Instapundit provides some information from Michael Yon which appears to be good news. Who knows if this will work or not but a functioning Democracy with respect to the rule of law and good sense would be a good thing.

That said, the MSM is dredging up an oldie but a goodie relative to the allegeded desecration of the Quaran. I think desecration of the Quaran is the only time the MSM is sensitive to someone's religious beliefs. I'm telling you this is definitely a multi front war. Reagan was able to keep the press in check due to his popularity in the 80's as he not only had to confront the Soviets, but all kinds of resistance from the press. Don't know if we have someone with that clout now.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gotta Love NASCAR!

Even though it is sooooo boring to watch. Maybe the Blue Dog Democrats will come home! Via AOL. This clown, Bennie Thompson. doesn't look all that healthy himself.

The Boss...

No not Steinbrenner, the over rated hack from New Jersey. There is nothing worse than listening to the two New York sports talk radio stations and hearing the talkies gush over every song on the new album and how many times these people expect to see him on the current tour. The only saving grace is that it gets the Yankees off the talk cycle. One caller called up Chris "Mad Dog" Russo (who is a big Springsteen fan) and said that 100 years from now, there will be three pages on Springsteen & 16 Chapters on McCartney. Well stated and agreed.

The Stupid Party.

This is a great article from the Weekly Standard.

Sanchez on the media

Matt links links to Instapundit on the media and their "slightly biased" coverage of retired General Sanchez's statements. What is sad is how the neo-foreign policy realists have made common cause with the left in the guise of supporting the troops and have put those people in power. Add in the media and it is hard to fight a three front war.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Empire State Building....

will be lit green tonight celebrating the end of Ramadan. Little Green Footballs opines better than I ever could.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Win one for the Gipper?


Rockne's classic speech actually took place at Yankee Stadium.

Cheney '08

If Jimmy Carter hates you, you are ok in my book.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

2007 Yankees

RIP. Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy & Casey Stengel could not have won if their "Ace" had an ERA over 19 in two games. So for all the long time (since 2004) citizens of "Red Sox Nation", I have 2 words...."Go Tribe!" May the plague of Gnats from Lake Erie can visit Fenway and infest Manny & Big Papi.

By the way, firing Torre would be a mistake. I can't think of anyone other than Girardi who I would want to come in. Definitely don't want to see that jinx Mattingly as the next manager. If A-Rod does opt out of his contract, I might let him go (as the Yankees will loose the Texas Rangers subsidy). The goal on out should be to look at the model of the late 1990's and get back to that. Let A-Rod go to San Francisco as the Giants would be looking for an attraction to replace Barry Bonds.

A disgruntled Yankee Fan.

Republican Candidates Debate

Investors Business Daily has a great editorial today whereby it provides advice to the Republican Presidential hopefuls on how to manage the "moderator" Chris Matthews. The Editorial is scathing, particularly as follows:

"If he asks about the war on terror, they should reply: 'Chris, do you agree that the war on terror and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan might not have been necessary, and that 9/11 might never have occurred, had your boss not ushered in the world's first Islamofascist dictatorship and a state sponsor of terror by undercutting our ally, the Shah of Iran?'
As for what Bush intends to do about Iran, we suggest: 'Chris, do you blame the existence of a regime that daily provides the weapons to kill American troops in Iraq and threatens nuclear holocaust on the naive policies of the Carter administration you served?'

Anyone who doesn't think we are paying for the policies of the man from Plains 30+ years ago is sadly mistaken.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Government Mule

Adam sends last night's set list. Great show!

Friday, October 5, 2007


This will be interesting tonight to see how the Yankees respond to their first game defeat. They have the guy that I would want there the most on this staff pitching tonight. I think if they win tonight, they will go far in the playoffs.

Ipod catches fire in Man's Pants!


Hat tip to Drudge