Thursday, April 30, 2009
According to the police report, 56-year-old Leigh Carey was trying to return something at the Radio Shack on Clairemont Avenue.
Carey told investigators Knol wouldn't let him, so he asked to talk to a manager.
That's when he says Knol started punching him and a witness called 911."
(--via Boing Boing Gadgets)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
WR Randle El continues to say the right things in a special way: "he can go to the fire and come out as gold. We're just glad it's all swept under the rug, or spilled milk, at this point."
That's four mixed metaphors in less than two sentences.
I like those odds.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Redbeans re-acquired LG Dockery, but failed to otherwise address the offense which slumped in the second half of the year due to injuries on the O Line. Again. This should have been the team's priority and yet they ignored it completely, just like all unsuccessful teams (see also: Lions, Raiders).
Despite the line injuries, it seemed like the Redbeans were beginning to develop a stabilizing, emerging-veteran-led offense. This was completely pooped on by the asinine pursuit of Cutler and Sanchez. This nonsense has put Campbell's poise to the test. My hope is that he takes possession of his position with newfound determination.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Rhetorically, I need to address the organization's logic in reverse order.
1) Contract year?
Paying Campbell in 2010 will cost less than paying the #4 pick of the draft in 2009.
2) 2nd half drop-off?
First Half of 2008
record: 6-2____QB rate: 99.5____Sacks: 16____Portis YPG: 118
Second Half of 2008
record: 2-6____QB rate: 72.3____Sacks: 22____Portis YPG: 67
percentage by which things got worse
record: 300%___QB rate: 137%____Sacks: 137%_Portis YPG: 176%
Interesting how Campell's drop in effectiveness is so harmoniously tied to his pass protection's drop in effectiveness. Another year of major injuries devastated the line, especially as the season wore on. Portis's accumulated injuries snapped his MVP bid and took the offense with it.
Campbell didn't have a drop-off, the team did. Unless I'm mistaken, he didn't personally surrender 27 points to the 6-9 49ers in the last game of the season.
Somehow lost in all this garbage is the fact that Campbell improved in every single statistical category from 2007 to 2008, despite being in yet another new offense.
in 2007, Campbell lost 8 fumbles in 13 games behind a line ranked 12th in sacks allowed.
in 2008, Campbell lost 1 fumble in 16 games behind a line ranked 22nd in sacks allowed.
Don't want to hate on Snyder too much, but he's destroying my favorite team. If I were able to buy the team, I would have a better staff and philosophy. Come on people, buy enough of my books and I can rescue the Washington football team!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
So, I'll watch a few minutes of the first round to see if the Redskins do what they usually do, which is to say, swing for the fences. If Dan Snyder owned a baseball team he'd have nine cleanup hitters.
The smart thing to do would be trade down, come away with two projected starters, one at right tackle and one at linebacker, and if possible, add a pick that can be used to trade for a veteran wide receiver, which might actually demonstrate a commitment to Campbell and all the work he's done over the last year with Jim Zorn. Apparently, there's nothing sexy about simply going to work and getting better or establishing some continuity.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wright was off at work and Borthwick was dining with her two children from her previous marriage and several of the Taliesin staff. As they ate, another staff member named Julian Carleton locked them in, poured kerosene around the house and lit a match. When the diners managed to bust their way out, Carleton hacked them to death with an ax. Of the nine who sat down to eat, only two survived. Borthwick and her children were killed. The whole thing turned into a media sensation. "Murderer of Seven: Sets Fire to Country Home of Frank Lloyd Wright Near Spring Green," declared one newspaper. The Wisconsin State Journal, on the other hand, went for something a bit more Rupert Murdoch-esque (and also inaccurate), with the headline "Insane Negro Kills Five in Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Love Bungalow'".Ah, Wisconsin!
I don't think so. It's just a ruse for moving backwards, reducing your standard of living and a slippery slope towards socialism. Every time I see 'GREEN' I see 'RED'!
Some of you might fondly recall the friendly Detroit Lion, "Roary." His lazy purring has continued unabated, lo these many years. Why, he didn't even stir when the Lions won their only playoff game ever (1991; Washington snuffed them 41-10 in the following game). But this epoch of gentle innocence has ended.
Hot on the heels of the worst football season in history, Detroit is ready to make some serious changes. No, I don't mean replacing the GM, coaching staff, offense and defense. I mean they're changing the logo to the fierce new Lions.20 (beta). Team President Tom Lewand explains, "The evolution allows us to present our Lions brand and visual identity in new, versatile and distinctive ways."
New, versatile and distinct. Good luck with that!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sid Hartman: You would have been a better coach if you had [Al] Jefferson all year.
Sid Hartman: That's a fancy shirt you have on!
Sid Hartman: It looks like the one you wore when you got married.
That's it! Those are the "questions" Sid Hartman "asked." Britt even felt the need to state at the top of the post that, "yes, this is not a parody, those really were Sid Hartman's contributions to the event."