Sunday, September 14, 2008

Football Eve

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Went this afternoon to see Burn After Reading. It's classic Coen Brothers, humor, violence, a quirky plot. There's something about Clooney in one of their movies, and the other actors do great jobs as well. I'm not sure that there's anything that makes this one stand out from their other work, but that's in a positive way as well as a negative way. The whole point of the story, summed up in the last few lines, is pretty freaking funny.
    • I love when CBS has the double-header against a Skins home game. We get cheated out of the 1:00 AFC game. Hey, at least Direct TV doesn't have a monopoly on the Sunday Ticket!
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • This is a great article by's Jason Whitlock about Vince Young and the culture of victimization among black athletes. While it's not about politics in the least, the lessons in it have been shown off impressively in this year's presidential election.
    • We finally get to see tomorrow (in a huge game) if Matt Cassel got enough QB experience at USC by having his locker close to Carson Palmer's. That was a Sarah Palin joke, by the way.
  • Your List Sucks!: Top 5 Teams in the NFL after Week 1
    • 5. Carolina -- Great win in San Diego and if Delhomme is back, the team is very tough.
    • 4. Green Bay -- How about Aaron Rodgers with all that pressure against maybe the best defense in the league?
    • 3. Philadelphia -- It was at home against an awful team, but they still exploded without Kevin Curtis suiting up.
    • 2. Pittsburgh -- Bad week for the AFC, I guess. I still want to see more of Willie Parker carrying the load before I believe it.
    • 1. Dallas -- The 'Boys are ticking along on schedule.

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