Monday, November 03, 2008

Snark break ...

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Duante Culpepper has told reporters, "As a result of doing some research on different places to play, the Detroit Lions seemed to be the best fit for me." The Lions need to do some research on different places to play -- they can't win at home or on the road.

Do you have a family member who is 275-300 lbs., physically strong and very quick in the 20-yard shuttle run? Good, he might have to play defensive line for the Vikings. (Pray it doesn't come to that.)

Please read Kurtenblog's Top 10 Signs Your NHL Team is in Financial Trouble (Number five: "You order a beer and it comes in a Mason jar.").

It is actually part of a guide to being a NHL fan in a sluggish economy.
Become an entrepreneur: Haven’t the 50/50 folks monopolized the gambling racket at GM Place for long enough? If anybody would like to start a 60/40, or even a 55/45, you have our business.

Be warned, however, that those volunteers in red shirts are very protective of their territory. Best to bring some muscle along, lest you find yourself in a sticky situation. One hired goon for every two red guys should suffice. (Actually, go with three for five. Better odds.)
ShysterBall calls the idea of a neutral-site World Series "acutely retarded."

The preceding is worth nothing, but this is worth noting

  • Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy said that Texas Tech "did a great job of holding our receivers more than five yards downfield," after the Red Raiders' upset Saturday. Deadline-pressured reporters didn't have time to develop such an angle. (Sports On My Mind)
  • Does anyone follow the World Junior A Challenge? Canada West lost to Belarus last night.


Duane Rollins said...

I like No. 2 more:
2. Sitting front row: Jim Balsillie.

Andrew Bucholtz said...

I wish I could be half as brilliant as the Kurtenblog guys. Props to The Province for hiring them: that move's worth its weight in gold for the traffic they bring in. Best coverage of the Canucks anywhere for my money.

Jordie Dwyer said...

I've been following that Jr A Challenge..not sure why though.
And yes Can West fell in a shootout to the Belrusians...a fact probably not lost on a chuckling Tommy Salo.
For the record, the Canadians looked flat for much of the game, weren't physical enough - just two big hits in the game - and the goaltending for Canada was average at best.
It's my belief that:
A - this tournament is being held too early in the season for the Jr A kids to really be up for it;
B - the fact the Canadians had little to no prep together will contribute to a late push for the final;
and C - no one takes this tournament very seriously, except maybe the scouts.

Dennis Prouse said...

Daunte Culpepper desperately needs to find himself an agent not named Daunte Culpepper. He could have been back in the league a long time ago were it not for his own arrogance and stupidity. Pronouncements like the one he made announcing his own "retirement" were laughable, almost as laughable as the "research" comment. The fact that he blew off Kansas City, not even willing to go there for a chat with the coaching staff and management, was even dumber. KC may be down and out now, but they have much better young prospects than do the Lions, and are in a much better position to win sooner. In theory, the notion of a player being his own agent is a quaint throwback, but in this case it has led to a guy torpedoing his own career.