1.13.2012

Random Friday Morning Thoughts



  • Bridgeport's Colin Jones has moved to wide receiver for 49ers playoff game. I'm not sure he'll see any action, but it's something to look for. 
  • I've decided not to coach softball this Spring (although Mrs. LL has signed up for an assistant coach position for some team.)  It was fun, but I also missed out on a lot of our own private practices with the Girls In The House as well as missed some of their games due to scheduling conflicts.  I didn't like that. 
  • The would-be Paradise model.
  • There were reports yesterday that Delta was eyeing an American Airlines takeover. That just seems, well, unAmerican. 
  • I'm not that big of a Facebook guy, but it drives me crazy when I see a post of some child in a hospital bed with a caption of "If this picture gets 1,000,000 'likes', his life saving surgery will be free."  Really? You falling for that?
  • I feel fat. 
  • The Office just isn't the same since Steve Carell left, but we knew that would happen. 
  • Styx is at Billy Bob's this weekend. Fifteen years ago I saw them play two songs outside of The Today Show studios in New York City. I guess I was literally outside of "30 Rock."
  • I would absolutely love for the Tebow Bronco's to beat New England this weekend. The aftermath would be absolutely entertaining. (43% of Americans believe that God is helping Tebow win.)
  • I could have sworn I saw what  looked like a bobcat (or something) out of the corner of my eye when I was jogging in the dark a couple of weeks ago. Never thought I would need to jog with a pistol. Who's crazy enough to do that? 
  • On my DVR is last night's  new documentary  from  HBO on the "The Memphis Three."  Mrs. LL is staring at the remote right now doing all she can not to hit "play" since she promised me we'd watch it together. (I think the gal is obsessed with whodunit-death.)
  • You can feel the passion being sucked out of right wing talk radio as they all come to terms with the fact that the Spartan that will lead them into battle against President Obama is Mitt Romney. Freakin' Mitt Romney. I think they fear this will be like 300 without the resistance. 
  • ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski was on WBAP this morning to promote his new book about the Duke/Kentucky game 20 years ago that ended with the famous Christian Laettner turn around jumper -- a shot that some people think is the greatest moment in college basketball. WBAP's Hal Jay started the interview by saying he wasn't familiar with it. 
  • Former ESPN spare Craig James apparently went off (and I mean really off) on a questioner during the Senate debate last night in Austin for asking a "gotcha" question of "Do you know who the Secretary of Defense is?"  I'm looking for the video.


38 comments:

RPM said...

Hal Jay is the King of Spares.

Bacon said...

Bacon Scale
4 out of 5
She is hot. I like todays pic.

Katy Anders said...

Why do you want to take the chance of contributing to the Cancer Kid's death?

STYX would "like" that post. STYX would tromp out to the Cancer Kid's hospital room and sing "Mr. Roboto" and everybody would like it.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to ask Craig James if he really killed 5 hookers so he can finally put that to bed. Or did he...

because what if he did? That would be almost as bad as killing two College Football programs.. SMU and Texas Tech

Anonymous said...

The most interesting turn in Repub politics is the leaders suddenly urging Gingerich,Perry not to damage Romeny with negative ads. Quite a signal that they see contest over regardless of how many primaries left.

Contest over. The super-pacs begin.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the need for a pistol with a bobcat--unless you corner it up close with no way for it to get out except thru you! Now if you see a mountain lion, THAT'S a different story!

Anonymous said...

42% of people believe that God is helping the Broncos win, and yet NONE of those 42% would EVER question why God, if all that powerful, can't open a car door or window to save a small child from a horrible death when left in a shut car in the summertime, and so forth.

Anonymous said...

I've decided not to coach softball this Spring (although Mrs. LL has signed up for an assistant coach position for some team.) It was fun, but I also missed out on a lot of our own private practices with the Girls In The House as well as missed some of their games due to scheduling conflicts. I didn't like that.

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Triple Fake... said...

Lots of folks might believe that the Broncos benefit from divine intervention, but it looks like the Forty-niners are getting some guidance as well.
After all these years, there is now A reason to root for SanFran.
Go Colin!

More evidence that Craig James isn't suited for political office. Whether he knew the answer or not, he could have fallen back on his football-playing past and said "Everybody knows Deacon Jones is Secretary of Defense. Next question."

For the most part, Styx is cancer in lyrical form - cancer Styx!

Anonymous said...

Who jogs with a pistol??? Rick Perry of course.

Anonymous said...

I jog with 2 pistols.

Anonymous said...

Most interesting matchup in this weekend's playoff games:

Belichick vs. God

Sort of harkens back to the days of Da Bears. If Ditka got into a fight with God, who would win? Big Dikta or Little Ditka? Big Ditka. Ahhhh . . . DITKA.

Sean Elliott's Dirty Dead Kidney said...

Is Dennis DeYoung still in Styx? If not, then Tommy Shaw's band playing at Billy Bob's is not "Styx."

I find it mildly amusing that Gov. Perry and Speaker Gingrich call themselves capitalists but reveal themselves to be "capitalist tools." Gov. Romney may be a little robotic but he's certainly not a "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap who seemed to take a perverse glee in hobbling companies like Sunbeam through sacking hundreds of employees while filing false financial statements.

My 401(k) and SEP need more private equity financiers like Mitt Romney and fewer political hacks.

Katy Anders said...

Sean Elliott: DeYoung is NOT in the current line-up of STYX.

Anonymous said...

9:25
Yours is the most intelligent thought provoking post that has ever been on here. I was so impressed that it is now a quote on my FB page. I was not able to give you credit so I gave the blog credit. Everyone that thinks God is involved in sports has to ponder this.

Anonymous said...

100% of Americans believe that the devil is causing Jerry Jones to never again win a Super Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the PBS special on the womanizing Bill Clinton.

Anonymous said...

The factor that makes Romney a Spartan as you put it, is that he will run against one of the weakest presidents in history...sorry Jimmy Carter...you have been replaced.

Anonymous said...

9:49 Be careful. That brain of yours is on the edge of exploding from too much stupidity.

In Texas, it's common for people to walk, jog, run in wilderness areas. A gun would be highly advised, city boy.

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please tell me that people are not stupid enough to fall for those cancer babies passed around on FB?

Anonymous said...

any man and i use that term lightly that asks the question I feel fat is gay

Anonymous said...

To 9:25...you're not seeing the bigger picture. God is using Tebow to get his name out there. How many mainstream references to religion, God, and/or Jesus/Lord and Savior have you seen before the Tebow era?

With that said Pats-35, Broncos-23.

Amen.

Anonymous said...

9:15, you're the Dane Cook of blog commenters.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Jones IS the devil

Anonymous said...

Delta sucks worse than AA.

DF Wade Phillips said...

Damn! 12:14 beat me to it.

Anonymous said...

Bain Capital is more evil than the City Of Rhome.

wordkyle said...

Romney's not a lock yet, pending South Carolina and Florida, but someone else will have to win those two primaries to knock him off. This is a case of organization beating ideology. The danger has always been that the Republican Establishment would get its way and the nomination would go to a candidate who would drain all the energy and enthusiasm out of the Conservative base. They're willing to trade the Republican Party's best weapon, Conservative enthusiasm, for "Moderate" and "Independent" disillusionment with Barack Obama.

Anonymous said...

Only way Romney gets beat is if the three conservatives in the race flip a coin on which one stays in. Then Mitts done.

Anonymous said...

lookin' forward to November. None of these clowns can beat Obama.
Obama 2012!

CT said...

thanks, BG, for the screenshot of my hometown paper. It is so much better than the rags up here and the metro area.

wordkyle said...

The Office went off the rails for me with "Scott's Tots." Michael went from being a shlemiel to being a jerk.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle won't be happy until Stalin gets elected. THEN we can start some serious reforms!

Anonymous said...

That was the family cat stocking you while you jogged! Don't shoot cause you will have some splainning to do...

wordkyle said...

"Stalin?" Now that's creative.

Anonymous said...

Stalin was a dictator, only one step removed from socialist and democrat. The comparison to right wing is not valid. It is more closely related to liberalism and left wing politics if you really study it.

How anyone can still defend Obama proves that they are more concerned about the democrat party than the USA as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Delta might talk about buying American, but it won't happen. It would become the largest airline in the US, ergo a monopoly. The government would not allow it.

On another note, after AT&T purchased T-Mobile, there have been rumblings about AT&T becoming a monopoly. Talk about deja vu, Judge Harold Greene stepped in and tore AT&T apart in 1984. Afterwards, that company was shaky for many years. So, now that they're back, strong & stable, let's tear them apart again!

Anonymous said...

When asked about who the Secretary of Defense is, he should have answered, Reggie White.