Friday, January 23, 2015
In our ongoing efforts to bring you all the Super Bowl news you need to know, from the ridiculous to the sublime (this is both), here is the theme song for the new ABC sitcom "Growing Pats." What makes it even funnier is that my favorite Patriot, Julian Edelman was the OP (original poster) of this video.
Here is my favorite announcer Bill Walton giving birthday gifts to his friend and colleague Dave Pasch: Billy sent me this video because he thought it was funny. Normally if the two Bills like something, I love it too. Not this time. Here's why: Walton gives Pasch a book on Darwin and says "we want to make sure you believe in evolution." Pasch replies "I don't." Clearly they have had this dicussion before. Personally I do believe in evolution but that's not the point here. The point is Dave Pasch does not deserve to be mocked for his views. On national TV no less, with the Twitter trolls watching. I feel that liberals often feel that anyone who disagrees with only does so because they don't understand the real issue. And liberals seemingly have unending tolerance and sympathetic catchphrases (like "Genetic Sexual Attraction" for people who date their biological parents) for everyone in the world, except someone who disagrees with them. One example I would give is the #blacklivesmatter hashtag. This seems to imply that if you don't want to riot in the streets because Michael Brown got killed after robbing a store and punching cop, then you are a racist who doesn't care when black people die. It seems to me this is just another example of how liberals just can't possibly understand how anyone could see the issue differently. Note: I'm not saying conservatives aren't like this too, I just perceive it less often and less hostile.
The Patriots and Bill Belichick made a huge mistake in trying to shield responsibility and feigning ignorance about the current deflated balls scandal. All they should have said was the balls were inflated to the proper PSI and then Vince Wilfork tripped and fell on them.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
First of all, adding -gate to every scandal has gotten tired. It should only be used if it involves a problem with an actual gate or with former Charlotte Hornet David Wingate. Second of all, if the Patriots purposely deflated the ball to less than what it is supposed to be in an attempt to gain an advantage that is cheating. It doesn't matter if they would have won anyway, it doesn't matter if there was no real advantage. If they did something against the rules in the hopes of getting an advantage, that's cheating. What should the punishment be? They NFL will never, never, never, never, never, never, never (SOTW, 3/21/12) disqualify the Patriots from the Super Bowl and replace them with the Colts, or replay the game. That is never going to happen. And I think that is a little too severe. I also think the NFL is going to purposely drag out this sham investigation until after the Super Bowl to alleviate any discussion of the matter. But the league absolutely has to throw the book at the organization. $1m fine, a forfeited first round draft pick and a minimum of a 4-game suspension for Bill Belichick. He was the mastermind of the biggest cheating scandal (such as it was) in recent NFL history with Spygate (damn!) and now this. But if anyone deserves to lose to a cheater it's Pete Carroll who cheated his way through USC and then used the same blind eye to ignore rampant drug abuse (Adderrall) on the Seahawks. These two scumbags deserve each other. Whoever said "cheaters never win" was wrong.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Former New York Knicks guard Greg Anthony was arrested in a prostitution sting in Washington DC over the weekend. Cops busted him at the Doubletree Hotel. Charges say he used a computer so he probably went on an escort site, ordered up a honey and got a cop instead. Now I really want to make fun of the guy but I really couldn't care less about this. Anthony is not married, he travels a lot, he makes a lot of money, he wants to have sex so he hires a girl to have sex with him. I really fail to see the giant cultural harm here. It is against the law though, and unless this was some act of civil disobedience, then he knowingly broke the law. But he is going to pay the price professionally, as CBS/Turner has banned him for the rest of the college basketball season.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Keen observers of The Poop will recognize that although I am only 5-3 in the playoffs with a best bet loss (close games though), I have correctly identified all 8 winners from my pre-playoffs straight winners post. green bay +7 1/2 SEATTLE I know this seems crazy because Aaron Rodgers is hurt but the Seahawks just don't seem that invincible to me. Yes they are good. Yes they should be able to run all over a weak Packers defense that they dominated in Week 1. But as we point out many times in this space, if everything that happened in the NFL, happened the same the next week/game, it would be a lot easier to pick winners than it is right now. BEST BET NEW ENGLAND -6 1/2 indianapolis This is a tricky one because Andrew Luck has been playing so great, but I believe he is still capable of making that one bad mistake that could cost his team. Tom Brady won't do that. It would be poetic if this young kid came in and knocked off two legends (one of whom may retire) on the way to the Super Bowl, but life, and the NFL, don't always work that way. Last week: 3-1 (2 points) Season: 46-47 (40 points) Best Bets: 0-1 (8-11) Home Favorites: 1-1 (16-20) Home Underdogs: 0-0 (2-1) Road Favorites: 0-0 (12-12) Road Underdogs: 2-0 (16-14)