30 April, 2007

Jamarcus at the top of the heap, but why the sadness for Brady?

Jamarcus Russell, the emt-like lovable kid from Birmingham, who was reared by his grandmother *, kept off the streets, and chose an honorable way up and out, was chosen as the #1 pick by the Raiders. Al Davis loves winners. JR, we're proud of you, and proud for you. You're an instant multi-zillionaire with access to the attention of all the girls you desire, whether or not they are related to Fats Domino. But, as I am sure you will, remember your grandmother. Make sure she's the envy of Terry Saban, in the new house you will have constructed for her, one which I am sure will blot out the sun from the rest of Alabama. Don't worry about those guys who do the Extreme Makeover show, get real men like Norm (Abrams), Tom Silva, David Marks, Steve Thomas, and the rest of those guys who do the great shows on HGTV & PBS - ones who really know how to get their hands dirty, but keep their shops clean.

But why, oh why, are we still whining about Brady Quinn? The little twerp who got rolled in the Superdome even makes the Drudge Report for being left way down.

25 April, 2007

Phrase of today - 25 April 2007

There is an old proverb that says this: Give a man fire, and it will only burn for one night, set a man on fire...and he will be warm till the day he dies.

24 April, 2007

Trying the new gig

I happened to see a link for posting things via Blogger, and darned if it don't work. Now, after lots of consternation over getting more time to blog, this "old dog" has learned a new trick.

Now to fix the rest of my life.

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Quote of the week - April 24th

Long time since posting, life has taken some very sharp turns. I ended up in a maze of twisty passages, only I couldn't tell if they were alike or different. So, I start a new feature - quote of the week. Most of the time, these will be related to sports. The first is a classic, even if it is for a sport most Americans don't appreciate - cricket.

In 1976, British television viewers joined an England-West Indies cricket match at the Oval in the middle of an over. Michael Holding was bowling to Peter Willey. Noted commentator Brian Johnston helpfully described the scene: "The bowler's Holding," he observed, "the batsman's Willey." The picture to the left is in honor of Michael Holding, the bowler.