The last 7 National Champions before last night:
Clemson beat them ALL this season.
Clemson is the only team to beat Bama in 27 games. A rematch of last years game with the team ranked number two winning both games. Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s record safe (for now). It was a great game (just like last year). We didn’t lose, we got beat. Lane Kiffin wouldn’t have made any difference. Dabo is still a stupid name (even if he did play for Bama).
Roll Tide Roll.
September 23, 2016
I find this headline disturbing. A cultural phenomena is apparently being lost to the ravages of time and proper English. Da Bears (suck).
February 2, 2016
It is time to turn this blog back into a political machine. Instead of obituaries of Rock Stars and iconic figures from our youth, we turn to politics as usual following the Iowa caucuses.
Iowa has spoken. It’s a virtual tie for the democrats. Bernie pulled off a stunner against Hilleroid. It has got to sting and feel a little like 2008. That was when Barry Obama started to become a pain in Hilleroid’s rear. The fact that Bern got half and she got half leaves O’Malley (the most presidential looking of the bunch) making his exit. He is likely to return as a running mate…
Iowa has spoken and they got it dead wrong. Cruz? Ted fucking Cruz? Wow Iowa. Just wow. I liked Trump’s comments this morning. I like that Rubio came-in third (he’s going to be someone’s VP on a ticket). I think that my guy is still Jeb. Looks like he is a huge underdog, but there is a long way left to go. Trump will do better in New Hampshire and perhaps Jeb too and then the real contest is on. Is there a split coming to the party? Stay tuned…this might get really good or it might be a big ole sloppy hog-shit shower.
Iowa has spoken and they gave us the latter last night.
January 8, 2015
It was seven below zero this morning. Wind Chills near 35 below. That is cold.
On the bright side, I paid $1.86 for gas, but it is apparently going back up..
January 5, 2015
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years day. The same day, the Oregon Ducks crushed the undefeated Florida State Seminoles and ended their 29 game winning streak. Now we see if the Ducks can end the current longest winning streak in NCAA Football and see if they can beat the Buckeyes on January 12.
I am almost too cold to care. It was ZERO this morning when I got up with a wind chill somewhere south of twenty below. We are set for another blanket of snow overnight (3-5 inches). Oh Joy! This means I get to shovel the driveway tomorrow morning before work in below zero temps!
However, The Buckeyes beat Bama and my hopes and dreams of yet another championship, the first ever playoff, were dashed. Congrats to the Buckeyes and the Ducks!
November 18, 2014
OMG. It is way too cold and it is not even Thanksgiving yet. It was 7 this morning as I drove by the bank and there was wind and occasional snow. Argh!
March 27, 2014
As Winter slowly (very very slowly) fades away, Northerners are left to deal with the aftermath: potholes. Each and every year when the snow and ice recedes, potholes get created by the freezing and warming pavement and being driven over. They are dangerous and can pop a tire or wreck your suspension. Smart cars, bikes and children often get lost in these things. The one in this picture is from East Lansing, MI but it could just as easily been from Chicago:
January 3, 2014
So, Bama loses two in a row for the first time since 2008 and gives up more points in the 2013 (or 2014??) Sugar Bowl than they have since the 90’s. OMG. What happened? The Sooners had our number and outplayed us big time. BIG TIME. Frankly, I would be much more heartbroken if that had been the National Championship game, but as a silly also-ran bowl game, who cares? I didn’t even stay up to watch the entire game.
The woman in this video clearly had too much Sooner Speak. Wow. Highly inappropriate.
The BCS title game is Monday night and I say: “Eagle, eagle, war damn eagle, kick ’em in the butt big blue!” I hope they scalp the ‘Noles, but I just don’t care that much.
Last Sunday, the Bears dropped out of the playoff hunt by dropping the last game of the year to Green Bay. They had it won with the Packers down and fourth and long and they let Aaron Rogers throw a TD pass; game over, season over, re-sign Cutler for a gazillion dollars. The Pack will meet the SF 49ers in what may prove to be the coldest game ever played this weekend. May they all suffer frostbite.
I think I watched more football this year than any other. That is probably about 60 or 70 hours of my life that I just can’t get back, maybe more. I think I may be done with football after the BCS and the SuperBowl. At least until next season.
December 31, 2013
Perhaps the new slogan for tourisn in Canada should be: