Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Rules - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good - Clubs will be financially liable for players' violations and suspensions. This is an excellent rule because it now brings some balance to what has become a highly prejudicial campaign by Roger Goddell. He has continually failed to bring any REAL punishment to the non-player personnel, i.e coaches and owners, while throwing the book at the players for even the slightest infractions. Hopefully this will also make it more difficult for those players who even in High School are known as trouble makers to drug-deal their way through school just so they can be rewarded by multi million dollar contracts in the NFL. Come draft day, these losers can be sitting at home smoking crack with their homies while they watch the draft instead of sitting at home smoking crack with their homies after being drafted. And maybe, just maybe, the next time Belicheat gets caught doing something illegal he'll get in REAL trouble. Yeah right! And if frogs could fly, they wouldn't bump their butts when they landed.

The BAD and the Ugly - Damn, it feels even better now NOT to be a Californian. The worst rule in the history of, well, history, goes into effect June 17th in California. And Tango Makes Three? Not when two of 'em are dead! What's that saying, "The world is going to Hell in a hand basket" or something like that? I now know what that means. And I know 10 families that are now moving out of that cesspool. Here's to a much better brand of life in Oregon staying that way!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Howie's Son isn't Our Boy

To start off I must say "Kudos" to Patti for covering for me last time...again. I was extremely sick and failed in my attempt to muster up anything for your reading pleasure. Patti has a whole bunch on her plate and my health doesn't help, so to her goes a big giant "Thanks!"

The draft last month scared the crap out of me because there were so many ways to go and none of the ways were flat out #2 pick material. In my last article I stated that I would be happy with either of the Longs or Matt Ryan, and no one else. By the time the draft rolled around, Jake was gone so for me it was down to Chris or Matt. And let me just say...WHEW! That was a close one. With all the talk of Glenn "No Motor" Dorsey possibly being the pick, I was riveted (well, about as riveted as one can be while feeling like death) to the Tivo for those 10 fateful minutes that seemed like hours until the name that I needed to hear was called out. And then I passed out.

Out of all the reasons for the Rams to make this pick, this one was the most obvious for me - character. Not that Dorsey doesn't have it, but from what I have heard about Chris, character is one thing we won't have to worry about. Now he may prove just the opposite, but the late night stripper parties and the gun toting "rat-a-tat-tat, I never hesitate to put a ****** on his back" entourage bumpin' the afore quoted Snoop or Jay-Z at 3 in the morning just doesn't seem to fit with Chris' upbringing or livelihood. And after he BLEW by Alex "False Start" Barron in minicamp this week, it would appear that his abilities on the field are just as good. Now THAT's hard to find nowadays. You either have the awesome athlete -- in prison, or the great natured hard working guy who couldn't make a tackle if his career depended on it. With Chris we have the best of both scenarios: Not in prison, not on his way to prison, not on his way to hanging out with the guys who used to be in prison or who are on their way to prison, no, he's just on his way to the quarterback, the Ram's record books, the NFL record books, and the HOF.

No, Howie's son isn't our boy, he's our MAN! And to think I was going to cancel my Sunday Ticket this year. Hope he makes the $400 worth it!