Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Welcome to Tuesday, and a new feature around here - Tuesday's With Moron. Basically a dot-dot-dot type ramblings, with a look around at things not necessarily WSU Football-Related. We need to step outside the box now and then, and it's the off-season, so, what the hell.
Leading off.....A-Rod, seriously? Why? Ok, you are an A-class jackass who is phony as it gets, but you were headed to Cooperstown sans juice. AND you lied to the world on 60 Minutes in 2007. Now you admit it, but spin it as the reason you did so was because of the immense pressure of $252 million? Poor guy.
The deal with A-Rod is this - here's a kid who immensely wants to be liked by everyone, incredibly insecure and one who says and does anything and everything to be LIKED. Even if he sounds phony and rehearsed, Eddie Haskell style. And if everyone was doing it in 2001-2003 down in hell's exhaust pipe (Arlington), you can see a guy like that totally giving in to the peer pressure and go along with the rest of the crowd. Still, it doesn't excuse what he did, and it certainly taints everything he has done from that point forward....if he did, in fact, ONLY start in 2001? How can we even know for sure when he started dabbling in PED's? Should we just take his word for it and root on his pursuit of the HR title? Did he simply move on to HGH, where there still isn't a 100% reliable testing program? Maybe he's still on something? How can we believe anything he says about the issue?
Well, congrats on blowing your Hall shoo-in, fraudulent one. And welcome to Pete Rose's living hell. But at least you have plenty of company (McGwire, Raffy P, Barry, Rocket, Canseco, etc). Curt Schilling is a blow-hard who loves to hear himself talk but he is right on here. Expose the rest of the 103 names on the list failed steroid test. They were supposed to remain anonymous, but what other choice is there now? If they leave things as they are, they will eventually come out and it will be ugly when it does. Otherwise, as Schilling says, they ALL live under the slimy cloud of suspicion, witch-hunt style. Might as well "come clean", so to speak.....
Christian Bale is a hot piece of property where every thing he touches is going to hit the $100 million mark and T4 looks like it will be a huge hit this summer.....but he sure sounds like a colossal PRICK on that tape.
I loved him in Batman Begins and Dark Knight, and he was good in The Prestige, 3:10 to Yuma, and American Psycho. But wow, did he go off. The next Russell Crowe, perhaps, right down to the surly off-camera a-hole-ness?....
So how 'bout that stimulus package? Let's hope it works. MORE pork please! Maybe they can pack in some Martin Stadium money for phase IV? Come on Barack!...
The UW money grab appears to be dying on the table in Oly, per the biggest jerk in the House, Frank Chopp. He said in a recent interview that the UW stadium is "no longer a priority", where he's even getting mixed signals from Mark Emmert himself. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY RECESSION!!.....Speaking of UW and dying on the table, so ends the brief mutt career of one Jim Michalzcik, as he's decided the worst NFL job under the most insane, senile owner in pro sports is better than Montlake. The guy never lost a game in Seattle. But at least he was around to help Sarkisian sign the worst recruiting class in modern UW history. All for more money than Paul Wulff makes as head coach at WSU. Way to vet your choice there. And good luck Jim. We still love your Coug-ness, and you are now officially welcome to attend all WSU football functions and the like.....Tough times for UW huh? As BH boldly pointed out yesterday, let's see....Sarkisian has:
1) Stolen USC's Defensive Coordinator, and pissed off Pete Carroll in the process.
2) Went after SC recruits (and FAILED to turn them to purple-n-gold) and again, pissed off Pete Carroll in the process.
3) Went after UCLA's Defensive Coordinator DeWayne Walker (and FAILED)
4) Stole CAL's lead offensive coach.....making Jeff Tedford angry.....only to see him eject prematurely.
5) Offered Utah's heralded WR coach and offensive mind a top spot, who takes it....then wakes up in the morning and says NEVER MIND!
6) Had a few recruiting violations and played dumb in the process.....even though he's been a supposedly "big time recruiting force" in SoCal for many years?
7) Finally, tried to steal EVERY WSU verbal commit in-state, and went o-fer in that department.
Quite a start. And they haven't even been blown out by LSU yet. Honeymoon is just about over.....
In the WSU universe, the Stanford game next fall has been moved to Thursday night. No blazing, blaring, official announcement yet...but check out the official Stanford schedule? Looks pretty clear doesn't it? The question is, what network will host the game? FSN? Or maybe ESPN2? Rumors are out there that it could be nationally televised. Also a rumor to look for one more game to be moved later in the year to Thursday. Maybe on Halloween weekend against the team eternally dressed for that particular holiday?? We shall see....So should Tony roll with the kids or stick with vets to try and salvage this season? I am on the side of BH on this one. Play the kids or else face not only a disappointing post-season watching at home anyway, but a scary 2009-2010 season to boot....Have ya seen the guy pitching Sham-WOW? Wow is right, as in WOW are you ugly. That guy has a mug born for 3 AM infomercials. I heard the product is a complete fraud as well....So Chris Brown beat up the beautiful 19-year old sensation Rihanna!?!? WTF is that?
I recall Kevin Durant in a post-NBA draft interview saying his dream was to, well, you know....I won't even say it....but Rihanna was prominently featured.....Larry Fitzgerald, enough already with the one-handed circus catches and game-changing TD's. You're great. We get it. Now please go back to sucking with the rest of the AZ Cardinals. Seahawk fans everywhere are ready for your to go away now....please......
ENJOY YOUR TUESDAY, and GO COUGS!