- What I'm Watching/Listening To/
- The final three in the Amazing Race are a bit surprising, but you can't recover from a screw-up like the one made tonight. Even if they had improbably stayed alive, would they have been able to get a replacement passport during the twelve-hour down time or would they have had to wait until the race started again?
- So that's coming to a close, Entourage is over, and Dexter has only two more episodes left. Plus Pushing Daisies is gone. Clearing the slate nicely for the early 2009 returns of 24, Lost, and American Idol.
- Speaking of Dexter, the show is pretty famous for having one insanely good actor (Michael C. Hall) and a very average to bad (see: Erik King as James Doakes) supporting cast. The guest stars have been good the past couple of years with Keith Carradine and Jimmy Smits. You have to give credit, though, to David Zayas (Angel) for his work this season. He has been really strong.
- Random Thoughts/Links:
- Went to my first ever Redskins game today as they took on the Giants. The screens in each end zone are not great and their out-of-town scoreboard is severely lacking, but the sound system is good. The fans weren't really into it, but of course it was a windy thirty-five degrees with a steady rain. We left at halftime since it was miserable and pretty obvious the Giants were just a better team. I rank FedEx Field as number three of four on my NFL stadium resume. Last place is Texas Stadium which, while the famous hole in the ceiling is cool, is fairly old and dark. Number two is Raymond James in Tampa, with the pirate ship and a great open feel. Number one is, of course, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore with the sick video screens and a crazy fan base.
- Speaking of that team in Baltimore, they took care of business today against the Bengals. If the Skins' offense doesn't look any more dynamic next week than they did today, the Ravens will be sitting at nine wins and one away from more or less locking up a playoff berth. And if you haven't seen it, here is the highlight of the week, Mark Clayton's one-handed catch (after video of his touchdown pass).
- Daily Rant:
- Outside of the Giants, the NFL continues to be pretty infuriating. The Titans were dominant on Thursday, but they it was against the Lions and they did get killed at home by the Jets. But then today, the Jets get killed at home by the Broncos. Who got killed at home last week by the Raiders. So who's the best team in the AFC if it's not the Jets? Is it Pittsburgh, with their convincing win at New England today? Is it Baltimore, with their back-to-back thirtyish-point victories. Is it Indianapolis, who seems to be slowly but surely rounding into shape with a big game last week from Manning and big ones today from Freeney and Mathis?