Saturday, November 10, 2007

During this week's disaster

I found myself wandering through the channels a bit. I came across a show on BBC- America that can only be described as "magnificent"- Top Gear. This particular afternoon, they were building a model space shuttle out of a Renault.

I find that video to be an apt metaphor for this year's ND football season, along with the beginning of the second episode they showed today:

So, apparently, this show is about a couple of British guys building stuff out of cars and wrecking it.

If I were British, I'd definitely be sending them an application to be the new 3rd wheel.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Notre Dame 2007 football highlight reel:

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yes, it's true...

there's now a championship for everything.

And I've gotta say- this guy got hosed. A clear winner if I ever saw one.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Once is a flook, twice is a problem

I was willing to write off the GT game as rookie jitters combined with a snowball effect. Then yesterday happened, and now, well... let's just say, it looks like we're hosed this year. I had been expecting that some of these so called "talented fat men" that Weis has been bringing in would be able to, you know, block someone once in a while. Maybe open a hole for a run that leads to a play up the gut that goes more than 4 yards. Might be nice. Weis isn't beyond reproach either- pretty much the entire game, there wasn't a play called with any chance to go more than about 8 yards. There were about 2 downfield throws made (though there were a couple of times when Clausen had about 9 days to sit in the pocket and still ended up either eating the ball and getting sacked or scrambling to nowhere).

On the plus side, instead of going into a top five ranked UM next week, we're playing a team that got beat by a I-AA team (which may be the equivalent of a mid- to upper-level MAC/WAC team, but these jackasses voting them in the top 25 this week need their ballots revoked) and then got blown out early and badly by a halfway decent OU team. So we have a chance. As was pointed out in an e-mail I received, this game is liable to look a little like this:

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It certainly won't be a battle of this kind of epic proportion (from the greatest movie ever):

Saturday, September 01, 2007

I spent 3 1/2 hours each way in the car for THAT!?

I guess this is why God invented Sake.

In the morning, I shall not remember...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Baseball scoring rules need a revision

specificially, the save. Now, I'm not sure exactly what should constitute a save, but I'm pretty sure this ain't it:

guy comes in with a 14-3 lead to start the 7th inning. He holds the opponent scoreless, and his team scores 10 more in the eighth. He again holds the opponent scoreless, and his team scores 6 more in the ninth. Then, he closes it out with a scoreless ninth.

I'm sorry, but anytime you enter the game with an 11 run lead... there's no fucking "save". You have the opportunity to piss it away, yes, but that takes a royal fuck-up the likes of which is seldom seen. They maybe need to replace the current "save" with 2 categories: The save, in which you come into the game, and there's a realistic chance your opponent may win. Like, for instance, entering the game when it's 6-2 with 2 on and noone out in the 7th inning and finishing it out with 3 scoreless innings. Then you have the category under which this game falls, where you start the 7th inning with a commanding lead and don't lose. We could call this the "could've royally fucked the dog but didn't".

Then, we could have pitchers who, instead of getting the "blown save" in their stat line, may end up with the "royal dog fucking".

Which would liven up the box score from time to time.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Two more weeks...

and we can go to halftime, where fatboy will feed us pudding.