Tag:Mike Shanahan
Posted on: September 14, 2010 10:28 pm

7 seconds, that changed a franchise...maybe?

     Wow. It's been 3 whole months since I last wrote a blog on here? Bummer.Embarassed Well, I'll fix that right now.
     We've all seen the game Sunday night. Forget everything, but 7 seconds of the game. Focus instead on the last 4 seconds of the 1st half...and DeAngelo Hall stripping the ball and running in the end zone. That's all the offense the Redskins had...from a fricking defensive back!!Surprised
     Then, think of the last 3 seconds of the game. I don't care whether you were at the game, or watching at home in the D.C. area(s)...or for that matter, the Dallas/Fort Worth area(s)...you HAD to run the gamut of emotions on this play. From screaming at your TV, "HOW do the Redskins blow a 13-point lead??"Yell, and then hearing the ref say "Holding, offense"Smile...finally, we beat the effing Cowmunchers!!!Laughing
     Wonder where this game ranks among the all-time games in this rivalry?Undecided Anyone want to venture an opinion?

     Now, about the TV Azteca chick and the situation with the Jets...who would've thought Clinton Portis nailed this on the head?
     I'm not gonna venture an opinion on whether "Jerome From Southeast" is right or wrong. But in an age where the Erin Andrews peephole video is on the Internet...where any teenage (or college-age) kid can see it...you've got to think there's a fine line between "acceptible" attire for locker room interviews and dressing like a slut.
     Still, the line about seeing 53 "packages" (his words, not mine) proves we haven't learned our lesson from the Lisa Olson case. A refresher course, for the pro bloggers here at CBSSports.com...
     Lisa Olson was a writer for the Boston Globe in the late '70s/early '80s covering the Patriots. One day, apparently after a game, she goes into the Pats' locker room--where the players, ahem, "show her the goods". (All with the coaches'...and the owner's...consent, BTW.) Long story made short: she sues the Patriots (and/or the NFL), and wins a judgment against them.
     End result being, a new policy across the sports landscape...closing off locker rooms for 30 minutes after a game to give players time to get dressed (or at least covered up in a "non-threatening" way), and then opening up for interviews. It's served us well for 30-some years...until this.
     Trust me, there's a reason Erin Andrews doesn't do locker room interviews. 90-some players with (potential) raging hard-ons? Who are WE b.s.ing, people?Embarassed
     Anyway, that's my take. Yours?Undecided
Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:04 pm

Odds and ends (for what it's worth)

     Some selected thoughts on the D.C. sports scene, just so I can fill a blog entry...Laughing
     So, where do I start? How about yesterday (Sunday), for example? Meaning...
     1) For the record, I'm in agreement of the refs in the Caps game calling a boarding penalty on Alex Ovechkin. Where I part company with the NHL, though, is that it certainly (IMO) did NOT warrant a game misconduct. The suspension handed down is (again, IMO) yet another example of the league waging a vendetta against Ovie. It's a shame the guy from the Blackhawks may be out for the remainder of the season as a result of yesterday.Frown
     2) If Larry Johnson thought the media in Kansas City was rough on him--remember, he called them "f*a*g*g*o*t*s"--all I can say is, "Welcome to Washington". Your every move/utterence/etc., I guarantee you will be dissected by not just the mainstream press...but by we bloggers (including yours truly...Wink) as well. So in the words of Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"): "Know your role, and SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!"Sealed
     3) At least Stephen Strasburg has his act together. As to the rest of the Nationals, though...winless, in spring training?Embarassed (Pending tonight's game with Atlanta, starting in a few minutes as I write this.) O Lord, why hast thou cursed we Nats fans?Frown
     There. I think I've covered enough for now...Laughing

Posted on: February 2, 2010 4:56 pm

There's STILL time for CBS Sports to do right...

     I'm not sure if this particular blog entry will get seen, seeing as how it's CBS Sports overseeing what we write...Undecided
     But I guess somebody has to speak the unspeakable. Namely, here's hoping CBS has the lowest-rated Super Bowl on record. Not because of the actual game itself (which, IMO, the Saints win), but on account of one ad.
     Anyone want to venture a guess which ad I'm talking about?Frown
     Let me make something clear here and now. Even those who call themselves pro-choice wish that abortion were rare in our society. But there's a time and place to speak about abortion. A Super Bowl, any Super Bowl, ain't the place.
     Which brings me to the self-rightious a-hole, Tim Tebow, and his mommy. You know by now CBS Sports has allowed an ad from the homophobic "Focus On The Family" organization to run during this Sunday's game. Basically it's Tim Tebow saying "Oh, thank you, Mommy for not aborting my pious a*s*s!!!"
     Super Bowl Sunday is as close as we get to a religious "holiday" in this country (short of Easter and Christmas Day, which really are religious holidays) that all of America can share. WHY CBS Sports feels they have to shove such a warped sense of morality down normal-thinking Americans' throats, by airing this piece of crap, ia a mystery to me...Surprised
     And yet, this is the same CBS Sports who gave us the "wardrobe malfunction" 6 years ago...during a Super Bowl, yet!!Embarassed And turned down an ad (for a gay dating site) for this Super Bowl. (I saw a snippet of this ad. It's of two guys...one wearing a Packers jersey, the other a Vikings jersey...who lip-lock at the end. I thought it was funny.Smile Gee, this is what CBS thought "offensive"??Sealed) Man, you want to talk hypocrisy? Don't you think CBS Sports is engaging in it big time?
     But let's get back to "Moses" Tebow, shall we? Now I'm starting to hear rumors that the Redskins...MY fricking Redskins, for Christ's sake!!!...seriously are considering drafting this piece of morality filth. You know, I only talked about holding a bonfire for my Gilbert Arenas jerseys.
     If Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen do this to Redskins Nation, I may not be the ONLY one burning FedEx Field and Redskins Park to the ground my Redskins jackets/T-shirts/flag(s)/blanket(s) in protest.Yell You want to talk "false Messiah", people? Bad enough you've got people railing against the President, and labeling him that. The REAL "false Messiah" will spout his brand of hate speech this Sunday night.
     It's just America's gotten TOO damned stupid to see it. Because they're sitting slack-eyed at their TV sets, waiting for the Budweiser ad (or the GoDaddy ads, for that matter) to come on...this piece of offensive monkey dung will zip in and out so fast they won't realize they've been brainwashed.Frown
     Just like CBS Sports...

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