Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Brady vs Roger Goodell

The Commissioner's opening salvo.

Tom Brady's response.

Get your popcorn. My money's on Brady.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

The Red Sox traded Shane Victorino yesterday. I may be in the minority but I never warmed to Victorino. Sorry. I still insist that Boston would have been much better off signing Torii Hunter three years ago... Just in time for breakfast - Medieval art's top 10 butt licking cats... Over the past 3-years Hunter has played 374 games (and counting) while Victorino has been on the field for just 185 games over that same period of time... George McGovern having a child out of wedlock is again news. I have to mention that I pointed this out more than 3-years ago... So which Boston team ends up making more trades this week - the Celtics or the Red Sox? So far it's tied at 1-trade apiece... Dry ice and dishwashing soap... Baphomet's Hangover would be a good name for a fantasy football team or a band... Cool video on Nate Boyer's unique path to the NFL... Do the Red Sox win the World Series in 2013 without Shane Victorino? I don't know - therein lies the rub as to why he's so beloved... The "answer" to why Amazon has passed WalMart...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Top 5 - Stanley Kubrick Movies

Stanley Kubrick would have been 87-years old today. In his memory here are what I consider his five best movies.

1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Paths of Glory
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. The Shining

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You. Song seems a good fit for today.


Tom E. Curran has a good article on the corner Roger Goodell has painted himself into.

Meanwhile Dan Wetzel points out that DeflateGate has been nothing short of a three-ring circus.

My prediction all along is that Tom Brady sues Roger Goodell and the league for a nine figure sum for defamation. The argument will be that Goodell and the NFL created DeflateGate out of thin air as a distraction to get attention away from Goodell's handling of Ray Rice. The suit will allow a discovery process that will show just how out of control the NFL Commissioner's Office has become. If the suit makes it to a court of law then Goodell definately loses his job (and even if it doesn't - my guess is Goodell is now a short-timer).

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- This chart explains why traditional TV is going to be phased out

- Archer's tribute to George Coe (Woodhouse)

- Interesting overview of Sir Richard Francis Burton - and if you enjoyed that brief article on the man then this biography will blow your socks off

- Nice article on what's going on with the old Tiger Stadium

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jon Stewart

Interesting couple of articles today on liberal icon Jon Stewart.

One suggests he's a bullying racist.

One comes right out and says he's anti-union.

I wonder how many stories like this we will see once Jon Stewart is fianlly gone from The Daily Show.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hemingway's Top 5 Books

Today would have been Papa's 115th birthday. May have a drink or two in his honor today. Here's what I consider my 5 favorite Hemingway books.

1. The Old Man and the Sea
2. A Moveable Feast
3. The Sun Also Rises
4. By Lines (Journalism for the Toronto Star)
5. To Have and Have Not