Apparently a big early-season plotline on Friday Night Lights is a quarterback controversy. Did the show's writers bring in Argonauts president Keith Pelley as a script doctor?
(It's not a spoiler. In the words of Russell Peters, "Greetings, you filthy downloaders!")
Hey, Coming Down The Pipe!, the bad headline is our not-that-funny trope. "Dalyn Flette Takes One in the Jung-k!", indeed!
(Dalyn Flette is the goalie for the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. He has not been getting the job done, apparently, so they traded for Torrie Jung. That's the joke.)
There are 383 Leave Sarah Palin Alone videos on YouTube.
Now, that was written before seeing the interview with Brian Williams on NBC ... you know the scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off where Jennifer Grey is in the cop shop, and as soon as the camera pans to Charlie Sheen, you start laughing? That was exactly what it was like the first time John McCain appeared on screen during that interview.
("If that's not qualified, what is qualified" : 2008 :: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" : was to 2005.)
The late Tim Russert might be controlling the Buffalo Bills' fortunes from the great beyond. Hey, it's long been suspected that Mackenzie King runs the Toronto Maple Leafs from the spirit world.
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- Poz on J.P. Ricciardi's, uh, enigmatic approach to the Blue Jays roster management: "To be fair, the Jays did end up winning 86 games, thanks to a league-leading 3.49 ERA. But man, I just do not get what they're trying to do up there."
This came hours before Ricciardi had a commitment ceremony for Marco Scutaro as potential starting shortstop in 2009. Scutaro does not hit enough to justify his glove. The subtext is that Rogers has shut off the spigot and the Jays will not up payroll, especially with a dropping Canadian dollar.
Really, though, it has the air of George Costanza trying to gift-wrap a scholarship for an short, stocky, slow-witted underachieved who also wanted to pretend he was an architect. "With a little guidance, Marco Scutaro is going to be everything I claim to be, for real."
It is times like that where you forget that Ricciardi is a moderately compotent GM.
- Cox Bloc is not happy that Kelvington, Saskatchewan, has not honoured Wendel Clark, the greatest hockey player's hockey player of all time. (Well, actually, that would be another Saskatchewan boy, some guy named Howe.)