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Bucktown vs. McClain - An Epic Guest Blog Struggle

Colin AKA Bucktown Skins Fan , found a blog from the Houston Chronicle's John McClain about Monk not making the HOF, and wanted to alert you guys to it, as well as respond to it, on this site. So what the heck, I figured you guys would be way into this debate, and since Art's snub is always a hot topic, have at it.

First, there is the copy from McClain's blog - one paragraph was trimmed at the start that did not pertain to the Monk thing - and then will come Bucktown's respond. In this case, I get the feeling he is speaking for all of Redskins Nation.

Guest Blog Title: An Open Letter to John McClain

From John McClain's 2/6/07 chron.com NFL Blog entry [ http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2007/02/redskins_fans_wear_dresses_hog.html ]:

"Before I get into Bob McNair reiterating on Tuesday what he said about David Carr right after the season, I'd like to make a couple of points: I'm tried of references pertaining to being gay. I don't want to read anything about "retards," either. If you're reasonably intelligent -- and I know some of you are -- please stop with the bathroom humor and crude name calling. Rip anyone, including me, all you want, but, please, try to keep it clean. Can't you make a point without using "suck" and "crap" and trash like that? Some of you should be embarrassed. And I apologize to the rest of you for having to even mention this.

"Now, I'd like to say something to all the Art Monk fans who have been exchanging e-mails with me: First, to the very few who have managed to type an e-mail without resorting to crude and vulgar name-calling, thanks for your insight. For all you others, I imagine a first-class act like Monk would be rather embarrassed of third-class acts like you trying to gain votes for him.

"Now, let me explain this real slow so you'll understand: This is directed at those of you -- and you should know who you are unless your parents actually sent the e-mails -- who began your comments with the kind of name-calling that'll never be able to see the light of day in the Chronicle or on this web site. You know who you are. I wish I could run the e-mails exactly like you wrote them. Imagine what Monk and Joe Gibbs would think about supposedly true Redskins fans resorting to the lowest common denominator to try to make a point.

"Fortunately, there are a few of you who sent comments that actually made sense. Monk and Gibbs would be proud. I mention Gibbs because he and George Allen were like Mr. Redskins to me. I've read each of your comments, and I've posted them. As promised, I'll take them before our committee.

"Contrary to what you might think, I do know quite a bit about the Redskins. I have to listen to Justice howl about the injustice of it all neither Monk nor any Hogs are in the Hall of Fame. I married a Redskins fan from Silver Spring, Md. A diehard, by the way. I wrote a couple of columns about her and her family back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I just took three Redskins' fans who grew up in and around D.C. to dinner. And they ate like Hogs. Of course, so did I.

"I even know the words to the Redskins fight song. When George Allen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his son, Bruce Allen, invited me to their party that celebrated his father's enshrinement.

"But I grew up a Cowboys fan in Waco. I learned at an early age what Redskins fans were really like: the worst of the worst. Good for absolutely nothing. They can't be trusted. They were so ignorant they couldn't spell "class" if you spotted them the "c-l-a-s." The class and dignity that Cowboys fans always showed was foreign to Redskins fans. I mean, Richard Nixon was a Redskins fans.

"Now, I'm getting bombarded with e-mails from the kind of Redskins fans that Tex Schramm always warned us about.

"By the way, for the Redskins fans who can read and those whose parents are reading this to them: I believe Monk deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I've voted for him just about every year, unless I thought there was someone else more deserving. And I'll still vote for him because he deserves it. But I may not vote for him next year because I can already tell you I'm voting for Darrell Green, who'll be in his first year of eligibility.

"Hopefully, Green and Monk will be elected the next two years. Then, if I were a Redskins fans (which I would certainly never be because I don't wear a dress and a hog snout) I'd start a profanity-filled campaign to get one of my offensive linemen in the Hall of Fame. The Redskins had one of the greatest lines in history, and they won three Super Bowl rings, and not one is enshrined in Canton.

"Now, roll around in some slop and think about that one!"

My response:

Dear John McClain,

I was checking in on your blog post because I previewed a snippet that mentioned draft day possibilities on a different news site. As a fan of the Washington Redskins and an obsessive NFL Draft follower, I am very excited to read any and all thoughts and analysis on the potential top ten picks. Little did I know I was about to step into the scope of a self-righteous mud slinger.

Giving credit where credit is due, it was nice to read your Art Monk and Darrell Green sentiments. I greatly appreciate hearing a member of the "enemy camp" praise greatness, regardless of team allegiance. Although I wondered where your allegiances fell this year when I read, "I've voted for him just about every year, unless I thought there was someone else more deserving." Does this mean you voted for Irvin over Monk? I wasn't sure. If so, I find that logic odd coming from someone who openly blasts Redskins fans as lacking "class and dignity," and being "good for absolutely nothing."

Upon reading your opening statement, I was refreshed to see a journalist respond to his readers with disgust towards unwelcome use of the words "gay" and "retarded" as substitutes for "bad" or "stupid." I find both of those words offensive, distasteful and unpleasant when used as insults or negative adjectives -- very classless indeed. But it seemed to be an open rebuke to your readers and commentors, not just the Redskins fans who responded to your Hall of Fame opinions about Art Monk. I know I am a lowly Redskins fan who is "good for absolutely nothing," but how about I offer some good logic here? You are a self-proclaimed Cowboys fan from Waco, who authors a NFL blog for the Houston Chronicle's chron.com . It seems to me that your readers and commentors must primarily be Texans or Cowboys fans. Here's where the logic seems to have escaped you: If you're telling your readers and commentors to stop using distasteful and classless language when responding to you, wouldn't the Cowboys fans be the ones lacking "the class and dignity that Cowboys fans always" show? Just a thought.

Moving along, I wondered again about your HOF vote for this year. I looked back through your blog posts and found an entry about the HOF meeting day. It didn't seem to betray your convictions for the "whittling down process," but your admitted personal voting procedure tells me that you did vote Irvin in: "And when we get to the final list of six, I always vote yes on each candidate." Fine. Theoretically, I have no qualms with Irvin being in the HOF. I DO however have a huge issue with him being voted in ahead of Monk Anyone who feels that Monk should be in the HOF should have been outraged at this egregious error, and this thought process just baffles me: "I think now that Irvin has been elected, Monk won't be far behind."

From your HOF voting day blog post:

"I was excited to see Irvin get in. I've voted for him each year. No matter what you think about him as a broadcaster or what he did off the field when he played, the only thing we can consider is what happens between the white lines. Irvin was a great receiver and a team leader on a three-time Super Bowl champion."

Three thoughts initially came to mind:

(1) It does not surprise me that a Dallas Cowboys fan does not feel that off field behavior and conduct should be considered for the HOF. Michael Irvin was a prostitute hiring, cocaine sniffing criminal who has gotten a free pass for the awful things that he did to the NFL, it's players and it's reputation. Art Monk was nothing but a class act (remember that word?) for his entire career, both on and off the field.

(2) "white lines" -- fitting terminology for talking about YOUR newest member of the HOF.

(3) "Irvin was a great receiver and a team leader on a three-time Super Bowl champion." Well gee whiz, Beav!?! You know who else was a great receiver and a team leader on a three-time Super Bowl champion? Riiigghhhtt...

I may not be able to spell "class" if spotted the "c-l-a-s," but I can spell "hypocrite" without any letters spotted. If you need me to define it for you, come over to the Redskins Insider blog on wp.com and check me out. I'll be the one sputtering insane ramblings with no sense of logic or rationality...

...oh wait... never mind. Sorry, I got confused for a second. That won't be me. That will be your fellow Dallas Cowboys fan, BOOFER, who routinely checks in with us to take his medicine.

I'm the guy serving up spoonfuls of it.

Stay classy,
Bucktown Skins Fan

By Jason La Canfora  |  February 8, 2007; 3:26 PM ET
 
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Nice Buck

Posted by: Skinz | February 8, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Good job Bucktown.... McClain is such a gay retard

Posted by: 70 chip | February 8, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

McClain is clearly your typical idiotic Dallas fan. Pure trash through and through.
But I do believe that 'character' and 'off field personality' should be thrown out of the HOF selection criteria. NONE of us really know if Monk was a good guy or not... in the 80s we all probably thought OJ Simpson was a good guy.
My point is, the only thing we know for sure is what we see the player do on the field. Anything else is just bias and projection.
That said, Monk has clearly done more than enough 'on the field' to be in the HOF, and the fact that he is not in the hall yet is certainly conspiracy-theory worthy!

Posted by: Diesel | February 8, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Until we have a full picture of the voting at each cutdown stage (from 17 finalists to 10, then from 10 to 6, then from 6 to 3-6 inductees), it will be hard to draw conclusions beyond what one writer at a time is willing to disclose about the porcess. Remember, there are more than three or four guys keeping Monk out of the Hall, probably ten or more.

I'm in favor of Diddy's suggestion of making the HOF selector pool larger, to include some ex-players from various eras, and making the process more transparent.

And put the whole damn thing on teevee; it would be compelling programming for the NFL Network on a day heretofore dedicated to played-out SB coverage fluff. And it would keep these guys a little more honest, I think.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Not exactly the response I was looking for, 70 Chip, but thanks for the attempt...

Thanks Skinz.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Wait a minute, are we in a blog feud with this dude McClain now? What are the blaws for feuding? This is exciting.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I haven't posted it to his blog yet because I mention wp.com and RI, and didn't feel like it was my place to offer those up without permission.

There is a great Skins fan response in his comments, written by a guy named Todd. You should check it out.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I do think the window has closed on Monk's candidacy. He will be used for a few years as a reason to keep Andre Reed, Cris Carter, Tim Brown or whoever else out, and we'll hear about how the WRs are all cancelling each other out and so forth. And then when those guys start getting in, and Jerry Rice gets in, Monk's achievements will recede more and more in the selector's minds.

I really think we should shift our energy to Darrell getting on the first ballot next year, and then focus on getting one of the Hogs in. Probably Grimm because of his high profile now, though I would also go for Jake or Bostic.

I bet you'd get more support for a Hog than we've seen for Monk, which is an indictment of the 'logic' applied in this process, but we've got to 'take what the defense gives us.'

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown,
Firing back in response to injustices inflicted upon us by a classless Cowboys fan and standing up for our team like that is the epitome of a true Skins fan!!

We got your back, baby! Tell McClain to bring it on.

Posted by: Diesel | February 8, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I've done this comparison before. I wonder which duo is in the HOF? Hmmmmm:

Rec: Yds: TD:
Swann: 336 5462 51
Stallworth: 537 8723 63

Total: 873 14185 114


Monk: 940 12721 68
Clark: 699 10856 65

Total: 1639 23577 133

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I've done this comparison before. I wonder which duo is in the HOF? Hmmmmm:

Rec: Yds: TD:
Swann: 336 5462 51
Stallworth: 537 8723 63

Total: 873 14185 114


Monk: 940 12721 68
Clark: 699 10856 65

Total: 1639 23577 133


Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

So aggravated, I hit submit twice. Sorry for the screwed up columns.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Nice Job, Buck! I also had to laugh @ 70 chip's comment! Irving getting in before Monk continues to defy all reason and logic, ie "Unsolved Mysteries". I can't wait to see if John McClain (isn't he the guy from the "Die Hard" movies?) has the pigskins to respond.

Posted by: Riggo Drill | February 8, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

F John McLaime!!!!!!!

Hows that for class booger eater!

Monk rulz
Irvin drools

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

The best part of McClain's blog is the following message received after posting:

"Your comment has been received. To protect against malicious comments, I have enabled a feature that allows your comments to be held for approval. I'll approve your comment when convenient; there is no need to re-post your comment."

What a classless C-S twit.

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Great job Bucktown! Did I read that right and he just included his wife among us "worst of the worst. Good for absolutely nothing. They can't be trusted. They were so ignorant they couldn't spell "class" if you spotted them the "c-l-a-s." The class and dignity that Cowboys fans always showed was foreign to Redskins fans?" Nice. Shows his stripes pretty clearly.

Posted by: skinswest | February 8, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Just my two cents on the McClain blog:

Lets not mention the Washington Post or RI when we post classy comments on the chron.blog. We don't need more Boofers here, do we?

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Funniest part of the chron.blog was the serious blogposts from Houston fans - talking about the draft and hoped-for roster changes.

They sound so desperate, they sound so sad. Damn, they sound like us!

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Great Job Bucktown. I wonder if that McClain guy is the RI BOOFER?

Posted by: james63k | February 8, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

As the Squire would say 'well played'... Only if he were still around. Nothing against the Danny but he was a hell of a guy.

Posted by: priceisright | February 8, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Since all these "experts" who vote against Monk say he wasn't the go to guy...that Clark was the main threat, here's more numbers for you:


Irvin: 750 rec, 11904 yds, 65 TD
Clark: 699 rec, 10856 yds, 65 TD

So, Gary Clark basically "stole" a HOFamer's numbers away from Monk, yet Monk still retired as the ALL TIME LEADING RECEIVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

70 Chip:
Hilarious. But if you really wanted to strike the regressive tone you can tell McClain he's a mongoloid fairy.
What kills me is the "Cowboys fans are classy" comment. Please.

Posted by: CT Skinz Fan | February 8, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

It took Swan and Stallworth a long time to get in. Stallworth first, then Swan even though lynn was the first to retire.

Monk will get in. its funny on clarke most people kind of think he should I really never thought about him as HOF material. Real good for awhile but numbers not quite there.4-12 if you want to run some numbers check out sterling sharpe and project were he may have been if he hadn't gotten hurt. off the chart.

Posted by: Old School | February 8, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

The real problem with the Texans is that they need a new name. The current name has too much old baggage associated with it from the Dallas Texans franchise of the old AFL. (They went on to become the Kansas City Chiefs - now you don't have to look it up.)

Texas has that whole dust bowl history going for it. Maybe they can become the Houston Red Storm!

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Nice job, Bucktown.

In the non-Skins world of upside cuckoo crazy town news ... Anna Nicole Smith, the former stripper who became amazingly rich after the thousand year old tycoon (who she married) died ... and her award got upheld in the Supreme Court ... who had a baby ... and then lost a son who died in the maternity ward in that hospital ... has herself died today. Mind-bending tragedy for her outstandingly wealthy newborn baby girl.

Posted by: dcsween | February 8, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Darrell Green should withhold his name from consideration until Art Monk gets in.

The Redskins should hire a General Manager.

Posted by: Lavar Walt Calrk | February 8, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Or the Houston Tropical Strom.

Or the Houston Hurricanes. (The players from the U would like that.)

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

We're really digging for things to talk about now.

What did McClain say that even merited a response? He had nothing but good to say about Allen, Gibbs, Monk, Green and the Hogs. His point was that he was raised to think a certain way about Redskins fans and that some 'Skins fans proved his teachinig correct with their less than classy e-mails. His comments were directed at them only: "Now, let me explain this real slow so you'll understand: This is directed at those of you -- and you should know who you are unless your parents actually sent the e-mails -- who began your comments with the kind of name-calling that'll never be able to see the light of day in the Chronicle or on this web site. You know who you are."

RIF - Reading is Fundamental

Posted by: What's the Big Deal | February 8, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

What a classy comment about Anna Nicole Smith. (Classy in a Cowboy kind of way.)

"She checked in Monday at 8 p.m. as a guest. She was due to check out tomorrow," said Danielle Giordaano, a spokeswoman for the hotel.

Posted by: John McClain | February 8, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Can you spell "ROAD TRIP", and "BLANKET PARTY"?!

Posted by: Pulldownclaw | February 8, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"But I may not vote for him next year because I can already tell you I'm voting for Darrell Green, who'll be in his first year of eligibility."

As I said before, HoF voters next years will easily vote Green in with the thought that hopefully people will "shut up" about Monk. Like they can't vote for both at the same time.

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I guess her heart couldn't take the strain of all that extra weight on her chest.

Posted by: Dr. DeBakey | February 8, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Old School- I agree on Clark, not quite a Hall of Famer. Would've had better numbers if he hadn't spent time in the USFL. My surprise is that Swann and Stallworth even got in...it's that whole "signature catch" b.s. They've each got one on NFL Films from the Super Bowl that we see over and over ad nauseum, so eventually they were elected with average to below average numbers.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Hey SMACK, what are your thoughts on the Cowboys hiring Wade Phillips? Contrary to most of the posts on the previous thread I thought it was a decent move. Not headline grabbing like Parcells but decent. He's a solid football guy from Texas with a decent defense to work with. More troubling I think (for you pokes fans anyway) would be JJones potentially making all the personnel moves now. He wasn't so good after Johnson and before Parcells as I recall. That and Garrett is unproven as an OC. If it wasn't for the "Music City Miracle" Phillips might have had the Bills in the Super Bowl. OK, enough platitudes, truthfully as a skins fan I hope he stinks and the Cowboys implode...., but I suspect he won't. I think he's a better choice than Norv anyway.

Posted by: skinswest | February 8, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

How about the Houston Bums as an homage to Wade Phillips' daddy, who used to coach down there?

LWC, Darrell should make it to the HOF on the first ballot and use his induction speech to shame the selectors for not admitting Monk. That would be much more appreciated by all of us than having BOTH of them out of the Hall.

And as I noted above, Monk should ask that selectors not consider him any more, because of the public humiliation and sullying of his achievements of not getting in, which is exactly what Harry Carson did... and immediately got himself elected.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Well done Buck. You were dead on.

Posted by: jm199.5 | February 8, 2007 4:44 PM | Report abuse

You know I got to thinking about this McClain thing and came to the realization I have more class than Mr. McClain and choose not to enter a blog war via the Houston Chronicle. McClain is just another displayed sole that must have been dork slapped by the squire years ago so now he will poke the Redskins fans in the eye every chance he gets.

JM220 if you don't mind I believe some head slaps are due to Mr. McClain.

Posted by: james63k | February 8, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

nate my man

I would have to disagree on the shift from Art to Darrell.

If Darrell Green isn't a 1st ballot HOF'er
then shoot, I don't know who is. 20 years
of shut down corner play( well maybe not all 20 but wtf)

All the more reason to keep the noise up for Art...

Nice work Bucktown

Posted by: Big J | February 8, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

James-
That was the point of my earlier post - we can't have a blog war with the chron.blog and McClain, because he won't allow it. (All blog entries have to be reviewed and approved by McClain before they are posted.) He obviously doesn't "get" the concept of the interactive blog - he wants it to be yet another bully pulpit for his views alone.

McClain seems a lot like Kornheiser, except that McClain isn't funny and McClain isn't open-minded in the face of new technology. Mostly, he seems like just another dorky old-school sports "journalist".

Posted by: The Mole | February 8, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"The only things that come from Waco are steers and queers. Which one are you, McClain?"

Posted by: Anonymous | February 8, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Ok I haven't read the blog the past two days, but I just wanted to post something real quick.....

RE: Jansen - Has anybody thought that we might cut JAnsen next year instead of paying him the Bonus due then?

Anna Nicole Smith - Her Baby Father killed her Son 1st, Now her. So he and his daughter will now inherit the $400 Million PLUS that she had. Thoughts anyone? (Hopefully I am the 1st with this theory)

Buck - Good Job B.R.O.

Posted by: 4th Floor | February 8, 2007 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Gene Wojciechowski takes a blow torch to ol' Jerrah Jones and his Wade Phillips hiring.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=2758663

Posted by: LH | February 8, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Interesting theory, 4th. Can't wait for the toxological report to see if the cause of the death was similar.

Posted by: CSI/Miami | February 8, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

If I'm right CSI Miami, I want a cameo in an upcomming episode...

This will wipe th Astronaught lady right off the cable tV networks if that's the case....

Posted by: 4th Floor | February 8, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

F chris Larry

Posted by: Web | February 8, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Nice welcome back web....thanks for your thoughtful commentary!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Are we sure the astronaut lady is in Houston? Maybe she drove back to Florida and went after Anna Nicole, knowing that THAT would keep NASAgate out of the tabloids.

Posted by: CSI/Miami | February 8, 2007 5:27 PM | Report abuse

And just for the record, we are pushing for Kim Delaney in the lady astronaut role when they make the made-for-TV movie about it.

Posted by: CSI/Miami | February 8, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Just a test:

F chris Larry

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

F Web

Posted by: John from Houston | February 8, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Big Ups John from Houston

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

F John from Houston

Posted by: Web | February 8, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

John F's me

Posted by: John from Houston's steer | February 8, 2007 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Web...you broke the pattern! My world is crumbling...

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Well played, Buck.

McClain is pretty much the Texas version of Steve Czaban, isn't he? He's a fan with a forum and he pops off on topics just to get a reaction.

Posted by: Joe in Raleigh | February 8, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Ugh.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Buck,

You are sending him your post right? You got to man!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Whats wrong Nate out of beer?

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Aren't blogs F'in' wonderful!!!!!

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

The drought of new Redskins' information seems to have dried up the normal stream of consciousness here.

Posted by: J. Joyce | February 8, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

My dog smells like a tomato.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

Stop bathing him in spagehtti sauce

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I did... only because I'm not someone who makes a response/argument without the intended recipient's knowledge or ability to respond.

We'll see if he (a) allows it on his blog, and/or (b) responds to it.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

The fake posts thing is getting really old.

Obscene posts like the ones on the last thread are not welcome here.

Need a new video from TK/Wilbon/editor to get us going. They are cool.

Other than that, I got nothin'.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

F your dog and your tomato.

Posted by: Web | February 8, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I take that back. Stern the lawyer is her Hubby. The Hubby payed the nurse or bodygaurd to spike her drink with some Movie - Type powder stuff.

The paternity test are still pending or maybe he knows something we don't such as he already knows he's the father after taking his own test that Maury uses and is ready the next day. AND, he would know since he prob redid her will HISSELF after her Son died! Bbbrilliant!

Posted by: 4th | February 8, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Which obscene posts? must have missed that....Web...who knows his deal....

Nate sorry its a bit boring in here, and I have never done a fake post...is nothing sacred?

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I think McClain is a nut and his comment (admission?) that Art Monk's fans are hurting his chances calls the entire process into question, nevermind what it says about individual bitter Sportswriters.

Names need to be named pronto. Full disclosure on votes, yesterday.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | February 8, 2007 5:53 PM | Report abuse

4th,
Isn't there another guy who said he's the father? Or is the lawyer the father? Does anyone really know? The whole story is very confusing.

Posted by: CSI | February 8, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Thats Howard K Stern to you 4th!!!!!

Who knows...maybe she just oded on trim spa, oxycotin, xanx and diet coke..

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Great job Bucktown....

Posted by: Rob | February 8, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

mole

Easy on the old school reference.

I'm not stuck in some 80's time warp, where every thing "was better back in the day" or I had to walk to school "yeah, it was uphill both ways."

Posted by: Old School | February 8, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Buck..

Glad you sent it to that McLamo...i bet it gets posted...what a tool...typical dallas fan.....sorry smak the gene pool you swim in is tainted...

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Let's hope the next epic guest blog struggle isn't between Chris Larry and Web.

Posted by: TW | February 8, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

very funny Web impersonator.

Posted by: The one who knows all | February 8, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Anytime Web anytime....nothing I like better than a good blod fued....i live that stuff!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Are you saying dropping F bombs isnt great conversation?!?!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

eff eff-bombs

Posted by: W | February 8, 2007 6:01 PM | Report abuse

"Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister."

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone here ever partied with Andy Ried's kids? what wild stories...

What is it about Coaches kids? Aren't they mormon or am I making that up?

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

chris Larry, you and the legit peeps are taking care of business today, and it was great to get this injection of vitroil in the form of Bucktown's guest post. But I detect this weird undercurrent of fake posts, or should I say posts falsely attributed to regulars (the 'core group of geeks' who 'dictate the conversation' on 'these blogs').

And at the tail end of the last thread were a couple of disgusting comments, wildly out of the norm for this blog. Like, offensive without being funny. Don't go back and look.

Another weird day up here.

I've got a case of the Mondays because of actual Work happening, which is also a bummer.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Skin Patrol, great post! That's hilarious that you responded to one of his earlier posts. Do you read him often or did you just happen upon his blog? I found it through the NFL Rumors page on prosportsdaily.com.

The funniest thing about your quoted passages from his post are that they completely support my argument of hypocrisy.

If nothing outside of the "white lines" (much respect Grandmaster Flash) is supposed to matter to a player's HOF worthiness, then why does my obnoxious email matter?

Oh, that's right, because I'm emailing from the 50 yard line of RFK right now.

Talk about hypocrisy.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

OK I admit it....I looked....cant help it...yeah pretty gross without being funny...

Fake posts fake names...thats a travesty....own your stupidity I always say....

I cant seem to leave work I am in the midst of a ..."Must refresh RI blog one more time..." bender

Posted by: chris Larry | February 8, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The blog is growing up. It's like a teenager experimenting with cigarettes. Someone with a sense of responsibility needs to slap things around a little bit. I would do it, but I'm in a bar waiting for a few hours to pass so I can go out on a date and do unholy things.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The blog is growing up. It's like a teenager experimenting with cigarettes. Someone with a sense of responsibility needs to slap things around a little bit. I would do it, but I'm in a bar waiting for a few hours to pass so I can go out on a date and do unholy things.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 06:11 PM

paging jm220.... paging jm220...

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 6:13 PM | Report abuse

BTW, Office spoilers pertaining to Pam and Karen are over on E! right now. Let's just say that I'm sad.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

"Someone with a sense of responsibility needs to slap things around a little bit." - P Diddy


Stupid cut and paste. Only wanted this part. Now I'll try it... paging jm220, paging jm220.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Full disclosure: I'm obsessed with Art Monk snubs among the Hall Voters and follow everything they say religiously. I can do so thanks to the tireless and often times thankless efforts of the Art Monk for Hall of Fame Campaign which links to every article mentioned about Art Monk from all the Hall of Fame Committee Voters over the past few decades.

You can find all the HoF Committee Voters Current Position as well as how they voted (when that information was available). Their email addresses are also at the site.

If Art Monk getting into the Hall of Fame is as much a Crusade to many of you as it is to me, I strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with that site and with the voters in general. I have every intention of personally contacting each voter (that I have not already) between now and next year's vote and engaging them in an extended, civil, and hopefully fruitful discussion regarding James Arthur Monk.

The man deserves better than this for what he means to fans, the franchise, the sport, and for the limitless class and integrity he displayed through and after his NFL career.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | February 8, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

CSI/CL - The other father 'claimed' he was the father but they didn't go to court yet. So, Howard K Stern prob took his own parnternity test. That ain't hard to do, you know.

This is more than some Coinkydink that they died like this. The lawyer is too smart to get caught.

Is it me, or does this situation mirror the movie 'Wild Things'????

Posted by: 4th | February 8, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

dcsween/Dr. DeBakey Smack to the back of your damn head!! WTF a person has died. Show some respect. Another smack and kick up the ass!

Posted by: jm220 | February 8, 2007 6:29 PM | Report abuse

4-12, I think jm220 has cut weight and now answers to jm199.5...

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown- that's some new dude. we're not all sold on the name up here. my fear is that we'll be confused and think that jm220 turned into a "girlie man."

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

haha I wasn't sure. I remember his earlier conversations about lifting cycles and cutting weight, etc. during the season/pre-season.

Figured maybe we hit a lightweight cycle.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Another voice on Phillips hiring in Dallas. Regardless of whether he works out or not it sure sounds like a dysfunctional set up down there. (It's nice to say that about someone other than the skins for a change).

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6455202

Posted by: skinswest | February 8, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown Skins Fan great response my friend.

4-12 it's just haven't been a good day bra. But believe me I am here and when the hammer smack to the back of the head is needed. I am ready.

Posted by: jm220 | February 8, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, just read the Anna Nicole Smith thing. Sad.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

ANS is going to be made into a movie. I am unable to comprehend (I know it's about money) an 86 yo gazillionaire marrying a 27 yo. Blah! *shudder*

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The Tony and Mike videos are perplexing. Who wants to watch two old guys argue over sports? I could go down to a local bar and get the same thing with a lot more entertainment. Why not just give Cindy her own show?

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 6:59 PM | Report abuse

But, I must say, their little thing about the Astro-hot...that was funny. Proof that the funniest thing about talking sports is when you don't talk sports.

Except for baseball bloopers. They're always funny.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse


The Scouting Combine is FUN FUN FUN. You see these guys out there playing and stuff, and you have no idea how athletic they really are. Watching them do the shuttle drill and then going outside and trying to do it myself...let's just say that it's not only humbling, but it makes me appreciate the NFL that much more.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 6, 2007 06:22 PM

So PD what do they do at the Combine. Might try some of the stuff meself.

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:03 PM | Report abuse

PD,

go to cnn.com and watch the video on the Astro-nut. Funny!

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:06 PM | Report abuse

This has nothing to do with sports. 4-12 this is why I am in a very foul spirit all day. I have never wanted to kick somone ass more than this guy.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07039/760411-56.stm

Posted by: jm220 | February 8, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm, not looking so good for us.

"Clements' asking price is already high. The one-time Pro Bowl selection and six-year veteran has previously said that he wants to be the top-paid player at his position. Champ Bailey set the standard when he signed a seven-year, $63 million contract with Denver in 2004 that included an $18 million bonus." -si.com

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

jm220, that's disgusting. I hope he rots for life if he did that.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

"A record 4,000 blokes in the UK had their man-breasts, or "moobs", removed by cosmetic surgery last year."

We could start calling Grrilliiamms - "Moobs."

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's about money for the 27 year old marrying the geezer. Duh. But she's forgoing her prime years being single to hang out with a man who prefers linaement to Mint Julips, all in exchange for a little dough. That's American capitalism at its best. Sometimes I feel like my job is really just an 87 year old man with smelly feet, but I suck it up and go because I have mortgages to pay.

On the other end, though, is the really interesting psychological element. I remember reading that Woody Allen's biggest lament about being old is that he knew he no longer had a chance with the cute young women he loves to ogle. And let's face it, if you're a straight man, the best thing in life is women, and the best unexpected treat (better than finding a crisp $100 bill on the street, better than your buddy finally picking up a bar tab, better than getting to drive a Ferrari for a day)...the best unexpected treat is a really beautiful woman and a total stranger smiling at you as she walks by. It makes you feel like a man, and it gives you the confidence to do anything, for at least the rest of the day. This 87 year old geezer is basically paying money he can't take with him into the afterlife to have a beautiful woman stare and smile at him every day. Plus, he has Viagra and/or Cialis.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

>>> "So PD what do they do at the Combine. Might try some of the stuff meself."

Found this after using The Google: http://www.thehogs.net/Draft/combine/index.php

I will say...I feel older and older every time I do it, but they really are a ton of fun. I do try and do them at the crack of dawn so that no one can see my wheezing, fat butt waddling around the park...

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

JM220,

I am right there with you about child abusers. They should rot in a cess pool with the animal abusers - same class of non-humane beings.


Posted by: Mark | February 8, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Well, the combine things sounds like fun except - "Bench Press

All players, with the exception of quarterbacks and wide receivers, participate in this test of strength. The player's goal in this event is to bench press 225 pounds as many times as possible."

Which for me is zero! Anyway, I would have been a wide receiver.

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Diddy,

I "know" all the psychological stuff that goes on with those geezer-bunny relationships, I just can't understand it personally/emotionally. Just too weird.

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Braylon Edwards (GO BLUE!) did 18 or 20 reps on the bench press.

That's a strong WR.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

charlie,

I learned a long time ago not to judge others' personal lives. Believe me, there are a lot of things about my own life that people could judge adversely, but which I find to be perfectly normal. As long as you aren't breaking the law, it's usually all good.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't there a QB (Cutler?) who kicked butt on the bench press last year?

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

PS -- My letter to John McClain just got posted in his comments. Thought you guys might like to know. I'll let you know if it gets a response.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 8, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The Giants could evaluate prospects based on how far they could carry Jared Lorenzen.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Jared Lorenzen: hooray for the fat guys!

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Or carry Jared Fogle.....

Posted by: charlie | February 8, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown, did you ask John McClane why he's doing a fourth movie? With a dumb script, no less.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 8, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

jm220- I hear ya. My baby just turned 2 months old. The thought of someone harming her, or any child, I just can't imagine it.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Anonymous | February 8, 2007 8:51 PM | Report abuse

4-12, like the typical redskin idiot fan, you spun the football facts about monk!!you left out # of years played when comparing WRs! monk was a slow possesion wr who had single coverage his whole career!!he was never a threat to go the distance!hes not in because he DOESNT BELONG YOU RETARD!!!!!

Posted by: crybaby redskin fan blog | February 8, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

It's my bloggy and I'll cry if I want to
cry if I want to
cry if I want to
you would cry too if it happened to you

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 8, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Y'know, I step away at 3:30 and get back at 9:30 and all you've done is this?

tsk, tsk. What would your parents say?

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 8, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

If you want to make comparisons btwn Monk and Irvin ... be sure you are doing it smart. For example when Monk caught 106 in 1984 he was the first to cross 100 and led the league. The game changed a lot over the next decade. Irvin had his best year in 11 years later. He caught 111 passes in 1995 and did not set a record. In fact he finished 5th!!! That is how much the game changed. Monk made a lot more catches and did it in an era where there were a lot less catches being made. The real difference btwn Monk and Irvin is probably understated by 100 pass receptions when adjusting for the rapid changes in football.

Posted by: AL | February 8, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Jason, were you and Lauren at the Terry McAuliffe party tonight? You were on the guest list and I tried to look for you but there were so many people in attendance.

jm220, that article you shared was so sad...

Finally....who decides on the "Best of the Blog"? It was really disappointing to read "LH" (who I am not really familiar) dissing Jansen's new contract as the best of the blog.

Posted by: Lisa | February 8, 2007 10:25 PM | Report abuse

"America yawns. And America's Team becomes even more inconsequential. Remember, Jones and the Cowboys haven't won a playoff game in 10 years."

Droping the Smack from the midwest

Posted by: BIG J | February 8, 2007 10:37 PM | Report abuse

what a day... hey jm, i tried squats today... youre one sick BAMF! I won't say what I squated but my ankle held up so that was positive.

Just a thought on Irvin... we may have discussed it before. He put up those #s on an amazing team: killer O-line, a top 10 all time QB (thanks Lavar) and one of the best RBs ever. Monk indeed had talent around him, but never had a HOF QB slinging it at him. My personal opinion is that Irvin deserves to be there, but # skewing can go back and forth forever.

Rick James: Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Dorf | February 8, 2007 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Cyn Cyty -- love the TK/MW video, but can you please tell Mike to put the freakin' food away for a minute, or at least choose something with a non-crinkly wrapper. I mean, hearing him masticate is fine, but crinkle it crinkle makes crinkle it crinkle hard crinkle to crinkle hear crinkle what crinkle Tony's crinkle saying crinkle crinkle.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 8, 2007 10:54 PM | Report abuse

jared lorenzen rulz...i love that dude...an inspiration to all portly dudes...

Office ruled tonight...Diddy what was the spoiler you read? Seems like Karen is still in the game!

Posted by: chris larry | February 8, 2007 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

Don't you remember? LH is Leonard Hand!

(Special note to Learned: LMAO - sorry - just kidding)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 9, 2007 2:53 AM | Report abuse

Crybaby,

One more time - Irvin says that Monk belongs in the HOF. Isn't that good enough for you?

Time for you to head back to the Cowboy blog now and complain about your new HC, Mssr. Phillips.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 9, 2007 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Hand: What are you, people? On dope?

(My personal message to the HOF selectors.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 9, 2007 3:15 AM | Report abuse

"I hear ya. My baby just turned 2 months old. The thought of someone harming her, or any child, I just can't imagine it."

Posted by: 4-12 | February 8, 2007 08:43 PM

4-12,

My daughter just turned 21 last month. The feelings you have don't change as your children get older. Most people get it. Sadly, some people never do.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 9, 2007 3:21 AM | Report abuse

How much the Bills would be willing to spend is a question, considering Clements would immediately become among the most coveted defensive backs to enter free agency this offseason. Other cornerbacks that could also be eligible for free agency include New England's Asante Samuel and Indianapolis' Nick Harper.

Clements' asking price is already high. The one-time Pro Bowl selection and six-year veteran has previously said that he wants to be the top-paid player at his position. Champ Bailey set the standard when he signed a seven-year, $63 million contract with Denver in 2004 that included an $18 million bonus.

It's unclear whether Clements can attract a similar offer, but teams probably will be prepared to outbid Buffalo. The small-market franchise might be projected to have plenty of salary-cap space to spend this offseason, but Buffalo has a history of not holding high-priced free agents.

The Bills finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the seventh straight year, but showed signs of gelling in the final two months of Jauron's first season in Buffalo.

Clements' loss would be a blow to a unit that also risks losing starting middle linebacker London Fletcher to free agency. Clements was part of a young and patchwork defense that struggled against the run last season, yet did not allow an opponent 300 yards passing.

Buffalo's 2001 first-round pick out of Ohio State, Clements is coming off a strong year in which he shut down most opponents' top receivers, including limiting the Colts' Marvin Harrison to two catches for 21 yards in Buffalo's 17-16 loss in November.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Posted by: Anonymous | February 9, 2007 5:55 AM | Report abuse

only idiot redskin fans would compare monk to the PLAYMAKER!(NICKNAME SPEAKS FOR ITSELF)you also like to hang your hat on that 1 playoff win against SUCKY tampa!! until your SUCKY team can win more SBs(thats what defines a team) then the boys or beat them 15(as we did your sucky team)in a row your just spining your crybaby wheels!

Posted by: crybaby redskin blog | February 9, 2007 7:50 AM | Report abuse

crybaby -- you're right; nickname speaks for itself.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 9:09 AM | Report abuse

crybaby redskin blog is right comparing the PLAYMAKER who on every play went against opposing teams best corner with safety help most of the time, to MONK who had single coverage against LBs and DL is hardly fair!if all you have is #s to go by then your saying keyshawn and many others should also go!HOF is for GREAT not GOOD players!!

Posted by: give it up MONK | February 9, 2007 9:12 AM | Report abuse

new (old) discussion:

Who are the top 5 WRs of the 80's and how many are in the HOF?

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 9:19 AM | Report abuse

crybaby redskin blog, Your team could NOT EVEN beat Seattle in your sole playoff game! CRT ON you big CRY BABY!!!!

Posted by: Lisa | February 9, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Bucktown, any response from McClain?

Posted by: Hans Gruber | February 9, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

you go girl!

Posted by: calvin | February 9, 2007 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Just ignore these Dallas fans....its not worth the effort....They are the worst fans in sports...

Why:

They are almost never from Dallas...at least Philly fans are from that area...

They have no "fan class" they are always the loudest/most obnoxious at the sports bar

They troll other teams fan sites and are anon and insulting

They and their team have a false sense of priveldge

They will brag about team/players from 30 years ago like it was last week

They generally are football illerate unless its about "the boys"

They actually view being "Americas team" as a good thing

In Dallas proper they are fair weathered and dont even always sell out the stadium when the team is bad

Their fans dont travel...but you get the "never even been to texas" cowboy fans coming out of the woodwork

The genisis for their fanhood is usually b/c "They were the best team when I was a kid" or "My daddy liked them" or "I had a Tony Dorsett Tshirt when I was 3"

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Dorf

Top of my head didn't look this up top 5 wr's in the 80's (guys who started in 79/80 or so and played thier most productive years in the 80's.

Monk
Largent in
Lofton in
clayton
Duper

Posted by: Old School | February 9, 2007 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Cowboys are lined up and ready for the field goal that should seal the deal for their championship hopes...Here's the snap....Uh oh...ohhhh god noooooo!...RUN TONY!!!!!!!!

Now, some headlines for next season in the Dallas Morning News

"Cowboys Take Wade and See Approach"

"Pokes Fans Hope Wade Isn't Bum Deal"

[Story about contract renewal]..."Cowboys Coach Wade in for Good Dough"

"Wade Drowns in Another Loss"


....Jerry's going to get everything he deserves with this guy.

And on the lighter side, with regard to Michael Irvin--- a riddle: Four Dallas Cowboys are riding in the same vehicle. Who's driving?

The police.

Posted by: TomLandry'sGhost | February 9, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The problem with any fan comparison is that in general terms you can find total jerks among any team's fan base. And uch generalities are usually colored by your perception of chief rivals.

I always try to bear in mind how oppressive it feels living in some other team's 'territory' and noting what jerks we Lancers fans can be. Yes, it's true. I've heard from many teams' fans how brutal it is to live in the DC area and be surrounded by us.

But with all that in mind, I will say that I've never read another team's fan blog, much less posted as a troll up there. That's the sort of thing which proves general biases noted above, and to some extent sets back the positive effects of outreach by folks like our boys SMACK and Adam (Eagles Fan) up here.

Or somethin'

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Tony, Mike & Cindy Show

TMC February 7, 2007

Loved the product placement by mike. very very funny. but sugar's the enemy!

The Big Brown Bulky Bag. Please please please tell me cindy, that isn't yours.

Loving Mr. Tony's Wardrobe (hoping the BBBB isn't part of it).

cindy, it would be hillarious if you dressed up as the mike myers jewish/brooklyn/NY-ish lady in "Coffee Tawlk" character and gave mike and tony a subject and said "discuss"...

Astronut no longer a story. sorry, nope! beloved anna nicole smith (may she rest in peace) is much bigger story than astronut. and what will happen now happen to trim spa?

my first reaction when i heard that (on wapo radio at 3:15pm) was her dead husband's son did it, and uhh-ohh for trim spa. cuz of the way she died.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

And it bears noting that our lovely host, Signore LaToucanfora, is not a fan of the team he covers, he's providing us a platform. This McClain fella is wearing his fan colors on his sleeve.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 10:08 AM | Report abuse

oops! totally forgot cuz it happened before i started taking notes. but absolutely hillarious intro of cindy by tony.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Clements will ask for a 20M signing bonus, at a minimum.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | February 9, 2007 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Guess I should source that claim.

Per Nate Clements' webpage:

"Regardless, Clements will get his money. In today's game, cornerbacks always do. Some team will overpay a player with his size, speed and experience. Clements has made 75 straight starts. He made the Pro Bowl two years ago and was an alternate last season.

If he has a good season, he could attract a $20 million bonus with a massive contract under a salary cap that's $109 million and growing."

Original article from B Gleason at The Buffalo News.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | February 9, 2007 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Nate: Of Course I was generalizing about fanbases..but I feel that the #1 thing that makes cowboys fans lame is that they are almost never connected with that region, become fans to be "contrarian" and the weakest fans are actually the ones in Dallas!

I havent lived in the DC area in 10 years and have lived under a banner of Giants and J-E-T-S and its not that bad really...

And also McLamo actually covers the Texans not cowboys so we cant bash him for that....

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 10:25 AM | Report abuse

I saw something while flipping arround the channels this morning, on CNN headline news of all places.

Marcus Washington apparently had arthroscopic surgury on his hip this week and would probably miss the start of the offseason training in March.

Anything more on this?

Posted by: Rich from Salisbury | February 9, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Hey gang! Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I'm starting a string of post-Super Bowl comnp days and, of course, I now have the flu. Either that or I just don't wanna live in a world without Anna Nicole Smith in it.
That's as close as I can get to a snark on that topic. The astrohot is much better!
Thanks for the video comments. No, that was NOT my brown bag. I would NEVER carry something like that. No more sugar for Wilbon. I won't dress up, but I may try to get TK to keep on the swami hat and scarf. There'll be no videos next week, 'cause there's no PTI. But we'll do the next one Feb. 19 and probably do three a week until TK goes away for MNF in July.
It's posible that, once TK returns to radio on Feb. 20, he would begin a short daily blog entry. He'd only have time for a few thoughts, but we might try that until July.
Only other thought is that there's an awful lot of bashing going on here that isn't really representative of who RI Nation is. I could clean out the blog, but I don't really wanna be the Bad Cop (unless I get an outfit). Plus, I heart free speech.

Posted by: Cindy | February 9, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Feel better soon Cyn Cyty. And try Echinacea tea.

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Feel better!

Can you define bashing? Do you mean the personal stuff, or making fun of NFL people or the back and forth with cowboys nation?

I for one am all for psuedo agression and seems to me bashing has been has been a pretty constant theme....

Although I am anti bashing eachother, but feel those in public eye are fair game.

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Finally....who decides on the "Best of the Blog"? It was really disappointing to read "LH" (who I am not really familiar) dissing Jansen's new contract as the best of the blog.

Posted by: Lisa | February 8, 2007 10:25 PM


Wow! Best of the Blog, again? I can't believe it. It's so unexpected. It even feels better than the first one. First, I want to thank the Most High for giving my the gift to communicate the right way. Second, I want to thank the selection committee. Last but certainly not least, I want to thank my fellow RIs who inspire me: JLaC, Cyn Cyty, dealer, 4th, jm220, diddy, ocho ocho, chris larry - f you ;), 4-12, SMACK, Nate, Old School, sflancer, Dorf. And a special thanks to Lisa - it can't all be sunshine baby. If I didn't say your name charge it to my head and not to my heart. Thank you. I love you all.

Posted by: LH | February 9, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

F bashing!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

And F the flu. Hope you get better soon, Cyn.

You too, Marcus. Keep off that hip, buddy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

cindy, THE FLU??????????? for real? please say it aint so! i couldn't make out though if you're at work or not. part of me wishes that you're at work (god forbid if you caught the RI-dous too and are blogging from home, from your sick bed) and but if you're at work, you're working sick and are probly miserable. you want me to pick you up some soup? [praying to GOD dealeress innt reading this cuz she's sick as well...]

phew! i'm so glad the bag isn't yours otherwise i'd have had to kidnap you and take you shopping.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said Friday he will buy Johnny Rockets, the 1950s-style diner chain that features burgers, fries and a wait staff that dances and sings to oldies tunes.

Snyder's investment arm, RedZone Capital Fund II, will acquire the Lake Forest, Calif.-based chain, which operates more than 200 restaurants nationwide. Terms of the purchase were not released.


The move is the latest push into entertainment themed businesses by Snyder, who made a fortune in marketing and operates the NFL's most profitable team....

....."There's no reason we shouldn't expect see 1,000 Johnny Rockets locations within the next five years," Snyder said in a statement.

Posted by: Rob | February 9, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Johnny Rockets = Bubbling guts

Posted by: Yuck | February 9, 2007 11:08 AM | Report abuse

too bad he didn't buy "in-n-out"!!!!*drooling* it's been toooooooooooooooooooo LONG!!!!

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Hunny - I'm going out with the girls tonight....I may not be home until tomorrow.

Posted by: Mrs. Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Dealer....In and Out Burger rulz!!!!!!!!!! They NEED to hit the east coast!!!!

Johnny Rockets now drools....

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

sadly, i am blogging from my sickbed. i am not blogging my guts out, tho. those were expelled sometime last night.
i was just bothered by the silly gay references up high in this string. ri is a much smarter place than that.
i heart the way jm always tells me to drink echinachea tea. "Hey, gang. I was hit by a bus carrying a big ad for Mr. Tony. how's that for irony? oh, and if you find a leg on F street, it's mine!" jm220: "Drink some echinachea team, Cyn Cyty."
i'll try to rally in time for the pro bowl. thanks for the soup offer, dealer! i think one day of sleep should get me back on my feet. i think this is just a 24-hour thing.
marcus washington should drink some echinachea tea! we've known for a while that he might be headed for surgery, that the injury was lingering. guess we'll know more if they suddenly show interest in drafting an lb.

Posted by: cindy | February 9, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow Dr. Z calls TK bozo the clown in the last line of his commentator grade article

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/dr_z/02/08/announcers/index.html

Posted by: calebt17 | February 9, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Wow just read the "DR. Z" piece....

I think I disagree with just about everything out of this mans mouth and pen since I was about 10 years old....

This piece is a joke!!!!! Can't he show fellow sportswriter some respect???? Are they not peers. I know Tony K is a reactionary so please have TK respond to this Jack AZZ!!!! Special WaPO video response?!?!

Can I get some support on this...

F Dr. Z

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I was thinking about getting my index finger knuckle scoped in the offseason for easier mousing, but I'm just going to blog through the pain as long as I can.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Judging by Mrs. Nate's post, that index finger thing is gonna be the least of your problems.
:)

Posted by: Cindy | February 9, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Thanks LEARNED. It is an honor to be mentioned in your thank yous. I would like to thank GOD, Moms, and my College English Teacher (I forgot her name, though).

RE: Anna Nicole Smith - Again The Hubby/Lawyer did it with accomplices, of course. Pretty Sad.

RE: Clements - Why would we pay MORE to get him, when we wouldn't pay Champ that $$$ in the 1st place?!?!? Let the Clements talks go. We can't afford him.....

RE: Washington - CSN made a big deal of Marcus Washington having surgery TWO WEEKS AGO (not this week) and just finding out about it yesterday. Are they trying to create LaVargate 2.0 or what? Shesh. There are hundreds of surgeries that go on and aren't reported.

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

dr. z's post will be too outdated by feb. 19. tk doesn't care enough about him to make him a foil.

Posted by: Cindy | February 9, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I like reading Dr. Z's long columns because he actually explains where he's coming from, whether it's game analysis or ranking the announcers, and applies a consistent rationale... most of the time. Sometimes you get the sense he's more biased than he lets on. But he's usually funny.

Of course he's pure evil because he is one of the ten or so selectors keeping Monk out of the Hall, but again at least he's on record.

"Dancin' Rick says, 'I don't like ya, but I respect your moves.'"

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Aagh, I hope that's not really Mrs. Nate in the PDX. Tonight is supposed to be date night! Babysitter all lined up! Don't tell me it's ladies' night out!

*sigh*

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

chris larry, :) could you please tell our fellow bloggers that the statement "if you haven't had in-n-out burger and fries you haven't lived" isn't outrageous. i heart in-n-out.

i wish i had a private jet...OR...wasn't uncomfortable about wearing a diaper.

owners of the company are so left coast. they'd never expand over here. i called to ask to buy a franchise store(s) and they were like "umm no, just tell us where you want one..."...

the drive-thru folks make THIRTEEN dollars an hour in cowTown, ca. it's probly gone up now to 15 now.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Nate: Sometimes more biased?? The man is a hack writer pure and simple. Every City, town, suburb and hamlet in the US has a better sports writer than this vindictive fool...

The guy covering pee wee volleyball in Juneau Alaska has better insight....

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

sadly, i am blogging from my sickbed.

ummmmmmm flu is the least of your worries now.

re: mrs. nate. is that "sewious"??

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Back to this Anna Nicole murder thing...what if the hubby/lawyer did it and he turns out not to be the father of her kid? she wasn't legally married to him, so he gets bubkus.
Where I would look if I were a forensic dudette would be at the connection with ephedra...Remember Steve Bechler?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/news/2003/02/18/bechler_investigate/

Posted by: Cindy | February 9, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Fellow Bloggers:

"if you haven't had in-n-out burger and fries you haven't lived"

Tru Dat!

I have a In and Out burger locater on Ipod for whenever I am in CA...

I hear rumors there is a copycat In and Out burger somewhere in Queens but havent found it yet...


In and Out Burger rulz
Dr Z drools

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

There were some D-bag skins fans in the FedEx bathrooms when I was there. I kept getting warned, watch out for the drunk Eagles fans... they're the worst. So yeah, every team is going to have their D-Bags. My two games this year, the Eagles fans were surprising more pleasant than the Giants fans. Of course the iggles game was in the sunday early time slot and the giants game was saturday night so the giants drunks had more time to drink... can't leave out the "booze factor".

We've talke about our disdain for Cowboys/Yankees/Notre Dame/Duke Basketball fans up here. Funny how we never run in to D-bag 49ers fans!!! Those guys won a lot, how are they able to fit into society without making everyone else's life so painful? Way to go 9er fans.

Cindy: if you 'limited' free speech on the RI, it would knock our comment total down to like 14K.

BTW: finally watched 24... now everyone can talk about it spoiler free. (tongue in cheek)

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

100% agree on In 'n Out Burger. I miss it sorely.

Up here we have a pretty great regional chain called Burgerville which uses local ingredients (beef, berries, etc.) when possible and has cool seasonal items like sweet potato fries and (currently) chocolate hazelnut shakes. It's a different ethos than In 'n Out, but doggone good in its own right.

Alas, I have to guess Mrs. Nate will expect something better than Burgerville on date night.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, CNN sez Anna Nicole had had the flu...if you don't hear from me by Pro Bowl kickoff, call 911.

Posted by: Cindy | February 9, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Hans Gruber, no reply from McClain... ah well. Although he caught quite a bit more flack for his blog post in the later comments.

Cindy, like Chris Rock says, "just rub some Tussin on it. Let the Tussin soak down to the bone."

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

1st - What is an In and Out Burger? Please explain what I am missing. The more details, the better.......

Cindy - The Hubby/Lawyer Prob already did a paternity test and knows the truth. He has ALL the motive in the world. MAybe what he gave her gives off flu'like symptoms??? Where's CSI when you need him/her......

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

i'm going to fuddruckers to curb my thoughts about wearing a diaper...

cindy, i don't think the lawyer's the father. yes, she had the flu but she was also on trim spa, and possibly on some bad shtuff like prozac and add liquor/nyquil to that and you're pretty much sending out a grimm reaper signals batman style.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Seems like all the angry beligerent fans reside mostly on the East Coast. Philly, New York, Boston....I live right outside of Philly and have seen the Skins play here numerours times. Needless to say I do not get very loud (and have actually seen the skins win here a couple times) as I know I will either end up in a fight or beers being tossed. Man I could go for a In n Out Burger for lunch.

Posted by: cdubb | February 9, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Defensive tackle Ryan Sims is a prime target to be released. Sims, the Chiefs' top draft pick in 2002, costs the Chiefs slightly more than $3 million now against their salary cap but would cost them about $2.3 million against their cap if released."

Hoa about that.....

Posted by: 4th via KC Star | February 9, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

4th, check out how much this website makes you want a delicious, old-fashioned hamburger. It's absurdly good.

http://www.in-n-out.com/

And then click on the restaurant locator and weep because the nearest one is 3000 miles from you.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Or in my case, about six hours' drive away (northernmost In 'n Out=Redding, CA). Boo hoo.

By the way, I'm happy to serve as our designated crybaby up here now. Trolls, bring it.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

So, they are the Baja Fresh of Hamburgers? Not impressed until I can eat one...

What's with the Spread?

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

chris Larry, you crybaby redskin fan idiot the BOYS are AMERICAS team so of course the majority of fans are outside DALLAS! Lisa,another crybaby redskin fan idiot your busting on a team that made the playoffs when your team was 5-11 and really SUCKS!!LAST YR YOU WON THAT BIG PLAYOFF GAME and now 5-11(gibbs sucks)the boys missed playoffs last yr and went this yr!!thats called improvement you idiots!!

Posted by: crybaby redskin fan blog | February 9, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

4th, I heard Baja Fresh is a fakey fresh version of Taco Bell brought to you by Pepsi or Coke (I think one of them owns Baja Fresh, the other owns Chipotle). The talk the talk, but they're pretty much walking the Mickey D walk.

In 'n Out Burger is a mom'n pop burger stand writ large. They have great service, great old-school burgers, very much the real deal. And they were born where car culture was born, SoCal, so there's kind of a link there.

Baja Fresh was born in a marketing brainstorming session in a skyscraper in NYC. Three MBAs in pressed blue shirts high-fived each other and went out to drink Scotch and smoke cigars afterwards.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I feel honored....points proved...

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Nice breakdown Nate!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Or in my case, about six hours' drive away (northernmost In 'n Out=Redding, CA). Boo hoo.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 12:38 PM

Nate, grab one of those thousand dollar NASA diapers, tell Mrs. Nate you'll be right back, and go do your thing!

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Nate in the PDX, McD's owns or owned Chipotle. I think they might have separated it into a separate entity though because of it's success.

And, don't knock NYC skyscrapers or Scotch: I'm in one right now, and I wish I was drinking some.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Nate, grab one of those thousand dollar NASA diapers, tell Mrs. Nate you'll be right back, and go do your thing!

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 01:10 PM


"How do you know so much about Oops I Crapped My Pants?"

"Because I'm wearing them... and I just did."

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Jason (deer in headlights) Campbell better start running now and get a headstart on the rush wade is going to unleash on your sorry QB.

Posted by: run jason run | February 9, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

From Sporting News:

WHAT'S SUPER: The running game is in good hands with RBs Clinton Portis, who is returning from shoulder surgery, and Ladell Betts. Portis is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and Betts could put up 1,300 yards if he were a full-time player. Jon Jansen and Chris Samuels give the team a pair of bookend tackles. They don't give up many sacks, and both are solid in the running game. WR Santana Moss uses his explosiveness and toughness to compensate for his 5-10 frame, and TE Chris Cooley finds open spots and gets yards after the catch.

WHAT'S NOT SUPER: The defense must get more production from the tackles. Cornelius Griffin struggled in 2006, and Kedric Golston, who showed potential as a rookie, likely isn't ready to be a big factor. CB Carlos Rogers either gave too much cushion or was beaten while playing tight coverage. A healthy Shawn Springs eliminates some problems. The safeties have issues: Age might have caught SS Troy Vincent, and FS Sean Taylor needs to become a playmaker, not a liability.

GOT A SHOT? No. The Redskins could be competitive, but winning the division or sneaking in as a wild card is a lot to expect. QB Jason Campbell showed promise but still is fairly raw, and Moss and Cooley are about all the team has for him to throw to. On defense, there are too many holes to fill.


They Mock Draft us with Alan Branch and here's his breakdown:

Against the run: Consistently shuts down the middle on inside runs. Sheds one-on-one blocks and makes tackles at the line of scrimmage. Also can hold ground against double teams and free linebackers to make tackles. Grade: 9.0
Pass rush: When bull rushing aggressively, can drive linemen into quarterback's lap and finish sacks with one strong arm. Does not burst off the ball to shoot gaps and has no real moves other than the bull rush.

Posted by: Skinz | February 9, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Skinz, I went to Michigan, and I am a true Blue fan. The Wolverines are second in the land of Bucktown fandom only to the Skins.

Alan Branch is a monster -- period. He is huge, and still athletic. He concussed PSU's QB this past year with a seemingly normal (for him) hit. Think Lavar at DT. He will be very, very good in the NFL.

That said, I think I would rather have the Skins (if they can't trade for a later 1st and a 2nd or 3rd) draft Jamaal Anderson or Gaines Adams in that spot. I think replacing Phillip Daniels is a more pressing need than replacing Corn.

I would be happy with any of those three, but I really truly hope we trade down and get an extra first day pick. The first round is loaded with D-line talent this year. We can get some talent later in the first.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Buck

I totally agree trading down for more picks and getting an impact DE and perhaps another need MLB, ss, corner.Whoever they pick at #6 or trade down they can't miss , we need impact guys on D (front seven). I fear branch will nice kind of good ie wall against the run, occasional disrupitive force as oposed to scary good unblockable force against run and pass.

Posted by: Old School | February 9, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I could have the Baja Fresh thing completely wrong. Digging into their website, it sounds like they actually started as a mom and pop. It just seems suspicious to me.

I do like their grub; hell, I like good-bad food as much as anybody. Skyscrapers are ok by me, too. MBAs in pressed blue shirts, not so much (to speak in generalities).

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Skinz and Old School, check it out:

http://bucktownskinsfan.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

"Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said Friday he will buy Johnny Rockets, the 1950s-style diner chain that features burgers, fries and a wait staff that dances and sings to oldies tunes . . .

The move is the latest push into entertainment themed businesses by Snyder, who made a fortune in marketing and operates the NFL's most profitable team . . .

"There's no reason we shouldn't expect (to) see 1,000 Johnny Rockets locations within the next five years," Snyder said in a statement."

Can Chuck E. Cheese be far behind - as an integral part of the Snyder Empire?

The potential symbolism is mind-boggling.

And the promotional tie-ins are boundless. ("Limited time offer - Get 100,000 free tokens with all Ratskin season ticket renewals!")

Oh, to be in marketing at RedZebra . . .


Posted by: TW | February 9, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Most people have Gaines Adams going 2nd to the Lions.

I'm down with trading down, I'd like a very solid DT. He doesn't have to be a monster. A 300lb dlineman will be good when facing Brandon Jacobs next year.

Posted by: Skinz | February 9, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

dealer

Vow to cite you every time I use the phrase "sending out a grim reaper signal, batman style" to identity person/persons attempting to foolishly remove themselves from the gene pool.

Brilliant, my man. Just brilliant.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | February 9, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

4th, re: innout burgers...i'm 5'11, 170...when i'm craving burgers here i go for BK, McD, Wendy's and i'll have one. and after eating one the thought of eating another one of those burgers is sickening to me for 2 to 3 days. in the case of innout burgers...i can down 2 and wish my stomach was big enough to down a 3rd.

bun-mayo-mustard-fresh tomatoes-GRILLED onions-beef-catchup-bun....yum yum yum

and those damn fries...they give you the illusion that you're eating healthy.

and they ask you if you'll be eating in the car or taking it home cuz they'll package it differently if you'll be eating in the car.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

sorry hunny, it is true. Me and the girls are going out and getting crazy. Just spoke with Sandy, it looks like i'll be gone a couple of days. See you when I get back. I don't think I have service where we are going, so don't bother trying to call.

Posted by: Mrs. Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey bucktown,

Who are the other 3 besides Gibbs?

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

burger related question for the group

now that 5 Guys has opened a gazillion new stores in the DC area, are their burgers still as good as I remember them, or has it taken a nosedive?

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | February 9, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

PS

Dealer, I re-christen you dealer170

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | February 9, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm totally jonesin for a hamburger now... thanks a lot guys.

crybaby redskin fan blog... so you guys are doing really well in the IMPROVEMENT dept. Nice 'upgrade' at the coaching position. Have fun at the bottom of the NFC East next year when your precious Tony Romo, who had 3 years to learn Parcell's offense, will be giving you guys plenty of Brunell shoulder shrugs next year.

Bucktown... the funniest part about that skit was when they poured the entire pitcher of iced tea into the adult diaper... classic.

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Or better yet, I rename you dealer170

jm220 and others of the non christian faith (which ironically includes me), pardon the previous faux pas.

Adam

Posted by: EaglesFan | February 9, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The Mrs. Nate poser has some serious personal issues in their life. Wow. I feel sorry for you, man. Really lame.

(Yeah, I know I'll probably be attacked next.)

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

EaglesFan

It is all good brother. I am not that sensitive and only get upset when someone tries to put down another's belief. Does anyone wants Veggie Burger anyone? No, guess I am on my own. lol

Posted by: Anonymous | February 9, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

forgot to sign my name.

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Adam- the 5 Guys burgers in Annapolis is new and it rocks. No change in quality. Damn, now I'm jonesin for one. And the fries.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

good thing boofer isn't around to 'fact check' for me... i don't know if anything i said just then was accurate. go me!

Taking your body to 5 guys is like taking your car to get a speedy/jiffy lube job. That ish sits in your gut like a brick and then all of a sudden... ufta!

Hooray for the weekend! I'm putting on my depends and driving 3000 miles to get me some Jack in the Box. Be back in Virginia by Monday! Wish me luck!

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"Imagine that this pitcher of iced tea is a gallon of your feces..."

HAHAHHAHA

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Charlie, they are Saunders, gDubs and Snyder in that order.

hahaha it took me a second to realize what you were talking about.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Skinz - Kiper got some dude at DE projected in our slot, which would mean MUCH MUCH more sense than to get Branch @ DT. We need a DE 1st and foremost. We got enough peeps to rotate on the inside.

NAte - Chipotle owned by Micky Ds, they are subsidary of the company, but wholly owned. Once you get to about 7 or more stores, you are NO LONGER a Mom n Pop Store, PERIOD. You then begin to market and mass produce at a certain level. BUT, can we honestly get you on a ROAD TRIP to whereever Cali and pick up some burgers? PLEEEEASE? You can then overnight Deliver them to me, in which I will personally deliver to anyone who works in the Chevy Chase/Prince George's County Area.

Dealer - I now feel fat becaue of your skinny a**. 5'11" - 190 - 195 lbs curently.

Posted by: 4th190-195 | February 9, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown,

Well, no wonder - you're 250 year old!

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Buck

PSU QB reminds me of a prone QB of the lions after Wilbur Marshall (with Bears), hit the dude he was out while he was still airborne, one of the hardest hits i've ever seen. Shula, lombardi and ? in Jesus shot.

Posted by: Old School | February 9, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Nate will you please talk to your little friend charlie....he appears to be quite the jackass/prick.

Posted by: Mrs. Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown,

Just took a quick look at your other blog. That was a great idea about the cap.

So-

if any of you go to a Skins game wear a Skins baseball cap and if they start sucking it up, get a piece of paper with the other team's name on it and tape over the Skins symbol.

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Sweet mother of mercy, charlie! I never noticed my age. I should probably change that... hahaha

And the hat trick is only to be done to other teams apparel. You don't ever, ever, EVER F with a Skins hat, jersey, coosie, tattoo, thong, etc.

EVER!

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Gaines Adams seems overrated and may move down the board after the Combine. There are lots of good defensive ends this year but no great ones. (Derrick Harvey of Florida could be the real thing when he finally comes out. Moss of Florida is more speed-rusher than bull-rusher; think Mann rather than Manley.)

Alan Branch could be moving up the board and may not be available at #6. It's hard to justify drafting a DT that high, but someone may want to move up and grab him. (Detroit may be looking to move down from #2.)

Redskins need a difference-maker on the defensive line, either at DE or DT. It might be difficult to trade down for extra picks and get the quality needed.

Posted by: The Mole | February 9, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

thanks and funny adam re: the weight with your "name"...on the internets it's kinda common knowledge that you're "looking" when you see that...jm, you "looking"?

4th, i made it to 190 in the first year of being married. then i went to the gym jm220 style, and brought turkey sanwiches from home every single day, no sugar, no soda. still ate everything i did before (minus the lunch and anything sweet). and lost 20 lbs in six months. now i step on that stupid scale every morning. but it doesn't mean i'm in good shape/healthy. i'm dying to be in shape but with 2 kids...ohh lordy lordy lordy...

4-12, you better be using protection if you're still getting any. cuz TRUST ME you don't want another one for like 10 more years. :) (i really do hate smileys...can i assume that we're all cool now....to not use smileys? please!)

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Mole - Go back to the day after the Notre Dame/LSU Game. I said that Brady will still be available and we could possibly trade down in the 1st round and still pick up quality. I don't think we need another speed rusher though since we already have the undersized Carter......

Good analysis on Branch, though....

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

From CNNSI, top free agents. Justin Smith would be nice should the Redskins go DT in the draft. That still does not solve the corner(s) problem. Clements is gonna be too costly.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0702/gallery.nfl.freeagents/content.1.html

Posted by: cdubb | February 9, 2007 3:01 PM | Report abuse

For SallieMae:
Check out this big wave surfing video - notice the foot straps on the boards?

http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=08146D03-1879-4BC2-87A6-BEC2A4712229&f=06/64&fg=copy

Posted by: X.Hog | February 9, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor said Friday that he had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and may be her infant daughter's father.

The claim by Prince Frederick von Anhalt comes amid a paternity suit over Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, but former Smith boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge, saying he is the father.

"If you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me," von Anhalt told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

He said he would file a lawsuit if Dannielynn is turned over to Stern or Birkhead.

Posted by: Oy | February 9, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown, why on earth would you choose the skins over God's own eleven, the guts-n-glue of the Maize and Blue? You've got the right two teams there, just the wrong order.
As for the draft, I'm not sold on any of the DE prospects -- the top-rated ones are all too much like Carter, and we need to get some big bodies somewhere to stop the run. If Daniels could stay healthy, he really does bring that to the table.
Branch is clearly an elite physical specimen -- it's just ridiculous how fast he plays for his size. He will force teams to think about double teaming him, which is what they did to Griffin in the past. Either way, a Griffin-Branch interior line makes teams think about pass protection and interior running in a different way. And let's face it -- we made a bunch of ordinary running teams look like playoff contenders through our vaunted Golston-Carter-Holdman-Safety of the week right side of the defense.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

i never had 5 guys...it's right down the street from me(newly opened)...so the burgers are worth it huh? at least as good as fudds?

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 3:05 PM | Report abuse

4-12, you better be using protection if you're still getting any. cuz TRUST ME you don't want another one for like 10 more years.

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 03:00 PM

LMAO dealer. We're good with the princess. Can't see having another one.

Yeah, 5 Guys is definitely up there with Fudds. Gotta get the fries too

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

cload and daggar, you are a scholar and a gentleman.

I grew up in DC, rooting for the Skins from birth. I never really had any college football allegiances because my dad went to Cornell (stifling laughter) and UDC... well... never mind.

I became a Michigan fan after I got there for school. It's now a lifelong obsession, but I will always be loyal first and foremost to Skins.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Off to get a burger down the block. All this talk, I can't bear it.

I'm not heading over to the nearby Jack in the Box. There's a great little food cart operation selling burgers and dogs called the Fried Onion, a couple from NY who know what they're doing. Really great sidewalk food is a hallmark of Portland, I kid you not.

-nate200

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Fudds and 5Guys are both good, but I wouldn't say they have much in common. Fudds gives you a nice burger on a huge bun; 5Guys gives you a couple of slabs of meat with your choice of about 500 toppings on a small bun that can barely contain the stuff. 5Guys wins the fries war -- you order the "small" fries, they fill a large cup with them then 'accidentally' toss another cupful in the bag, so you have fries for a hundred. Very tasty.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Cload,

Adam Carriker, DE, out of Nebraska recently got rave reviews after the Senior Bowl. He goes, 6'6", and just under 300 pounds. While I'd love to get either Branch or Jamal Anderson, I also know that we have a LOT of other needs that we could fill by trading back. If we went from #6 to #10-#12, we could pick up at least a 2nd round pick.
Just my thoughts...

Posted by: Greg(Beantown) | February 9, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Dealer - I didn't realize we had so much in common. Do you drink Heinikens too?

My High school weight was 180 so I am not to far over and I'd feel too skinny at 170. I have a little muscle mass. I blew to 198 when my wife was preganant back in '05. I now eat f'ng Micky Ds in the Morn and Some more fast food for lunch every freakin Day. Not any more. Thanks Dealer.

Also, I have 2 kids (Boy and girl) and a wife. Dealing with her is an exercise within itself.

Buckstown - I am semi-UDC alum, meaning I went for a semester and was like, 'Am I in College or a 13th Grade Fashion Show'??? So that started my adventure of going to 4 local Colleges before I ended up graduating from Bowie State University.

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown -- you're on it. I grew up despondent that the Lions were unworthy of my attention, but Michigan was great from the time I knew enough to pick a team. Also important that -- to a 6-year-old -- Michigan has the best uniforms of any team anywhere in any sport.
Started cheering for the Skins because that gave me four chances to cheer against the CowPies and Giants, two teams I viscerally loathe. Worked out well that I moved here...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm 6'1" 185. Any of you guys want to get together sometime?

Posted by: daveb55 | February 9, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Cload,

The problem is we need a true pass rush. That will help our pass D tremendously. Also, seems to me that most of the rushing yards came off the tackles.

Posted by: Skinz | February 9, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe it took me this long to link these two... ahahha

Cindy, tell Tony K he NEEDS to mention the AstroNut as the new sponsor for "Oops I Crapped My Pants" on PTI. He needs to keep this joke going... if only to annoy Wilbon.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vDegChwpRHc

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm not much on burgers but I love me some kilbasa's!

Posted by: daveb55 | February 9, 2007 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Greg(Beantown) who use to be known as Greg(Boston). He def has the right weight and most Nebraska guys out side of RBs and QBs are dependable in the NFL. Can we get a thurough scouting report form someone?

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Greg, you're right, but Carriker's too far down the list -- he's been late first/early second round from what I've seen. Another guy that did impress at the Sr. Bowl was Okoye, and you could probably wait until #12 or so to pick him. An intriguing possiblity would be to move down to #12 (trade #6 for #12 and #44) Pick up whoever's best available DL with #12 and find an MLB or FS with #44.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

4th, I flippin love having ESPN Insider come Draft time:

Adam Carriker
DE | (6'5", 292, 4.85) | NEBRASKA
Scouts Grade: 94
Flags: (S: SPEED) Player lacks ideal speed at position

Strengths: Possesses outstanding size and good quickness for his size. Is tall, well-built and powerful. Shows adequate initial quickness and good agility for such a bigger DE prospect. He plays with adequate leverage and shows the base to take on blocks versus the run. He possesses very good upper-body strength and will jar offensive linemen with his initial punch. He does a great job of anchoring at the line of scrimmage when teams run at him. He takes solid angles in pursuit and has become a reliable wrap-up tackler in space. Also is a powerful hitter. Shows good instincts as a pass rusher. Displays a wide array of power moves and is relentless in pursuit. Not a speed-rusher type off the edge, but he is productive as an interior penetrator thanks to his quickness, power, versatility and motor.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal top-end speed. Does not show the speed or closing burst to consistently turn the corner as an edge rusher in the NFL. Doesn't have much value as an every-down defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. Is a power-end type that will only fit well as a DE in a 3-4 or as a rotating DE/DT in a 4-3. He must continue to improve his hand-usage in order to consistently disengage quicker. Gets cut a lot and needs to do a better job of protecting his lower body.

Overall: Carriker was redshirted in 2002. He played in nine games in 2003, missed three games with an ankle injury, and finished the year with three total tackles, one tackle for loss, and one sack. In 2004, he appeared in 10 games (eight starts), missed more time with an ankle injury, and recorded 36 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, and three sacks for the season. Carriker then started all 12 games in 2005 at "base" defensive end, made 43 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, and forced one fumble earning First Team All-Big 12 recognition from the Associated Press. Carriker started all 14 games in 2006 and finished with 52 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one interception and one blocked kick earning Associated Press All-Big 12 First Team honors for the second consecutive year.

Carriker displays an impressive combination of size and agility. He came on strong during his final two seasons at Nebraska and he's drawing lots of interest from teams that employ 3-4 defensive alignments. Carriker lacks ideal speed and he'll never be much of a perimeter pass-rushing threat. However, he can anchor versus the run and he can also collapse the pocket from the interior. Because there is such a big market for someone with his unique blend of skills in the NFL these days, Carriker could easily become a first-round pick in April's draft.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 3:40 PM | Report abuse

from footballsfuture.com:
Adam Carriker DE 6'6 295 Nebraska
Adam Carriker is an interesting blend of talent. He has excellent size and strength, but has the athleticism to go along with it. He is already bigger than a lot of NFL defensive ends, and has the strength to push tackles out of his way. He has the ability to bull rush lineman, and can also hold his ground at the point of attack. Carriker has been a productive pass rusher in college, and knows how to get to the quarterback. He also has good straightline speed for a player his size.

While he is a good athlete for a player his size, he is not the freak many people make him out to be. He probably lacks the explosive quality you look for in top tier defensive ends. He has bulked up to 295lbs this year, but he doesn't look to have the same agility he had prior.

Adam Carriker is a player that shows nice all around skills, and should be a complete defensive end at the next level. He may be best suited as a 3-4 end because of his size and power, and lack of explosive pass rush ability off the edge. Carriker reportedly is a great workout player, and may be a player who impresses a lot of people in the post season. If he lands in the Top 50, he has probably gone too high, but he should be a Day One pick.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

daveb55, funny! but you're FIFTY FIVE????

anyways...my HS-college weight was 135-160. felt most comfortable at 165. BUT rember ricky henderson of the A's? he was supposedly 5'10" and 175!!! when he broke that SB record. NO WAY! that dude was ripped and huge for being 5'10" and 175. i don't think he was lying about his weight but he was deff. lying about his height. cuz muscle weighs more than fat.

and 4th, i don't drink alcohol.

4-12, if you ever feel like you're ready for another one. wait for another 5 years.

yes, i know i'm whining. but it's sooooo haaaard!

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Conversation in Redskins Park:
DS: So are we gonna build thru the draft?
JG: We do have a pick
VC: but thats not the way we do things around here
DS: Yeah draft picks are pretty worthless
JG: We can trade for cap credits
VC: Yeah we just renegotiate the coaches salary down and use that then trade the top picks for a few lower ones and then get a number 3 reciever in case Thrash goes down
DS: Anyone want a burger?

Posted by: AL | February 9, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I have found that nfldraftcountdown.com, and gbnreport.com are pretty good as far as getting insight on draftable players, as does footballsfuture.com.

They seem respectable.

Posted by: Greg(Boston/215) | February 9, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

F the Scouts. I kinda like the Kid. We need to look further in to this guy. I can't see why he wouldn't be a good fit for our DE position.

Thanks Bucktown! Where is Bucktown again???

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown = Brooklyn

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

dealer-
I'm not 55, that was my number on the jv football team. Like I said, andybody know where I can get a tasty kilbasa? All this draft talk is making me hungry.

Posted by: daveb55 | February 9, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Good Show Bucktown.

As for Carriker, he's David Pollack v 2.0. We need to stay clear of this man.

LaRon Landry in '07.

Posted by: ArtMonkToTheSticks | February 9, 2007 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunetly, the RI Blog takes up all my internet time now. I use to be an avid DAILY Reader of Dan Fromkins 'Whitehouse Briefings'. He pulls some great stories. I know he got some good ones during the Libby Trial.

I heard on WTWP earlier about how the Execs of the Bush Admin were sitting at the morning meeting and The NSA Advisor/CIA Head (Tenant)/and Rummy were mad because someone kept leaking the the pre-war NIE (National Intelligance Estimate) and there was Libby at the end of the table looking straight down at his shoes because he was the one leaking the info, AND THEY DIDN"T EVEN KNOW!!! Hilarious, if you ask me! But you know, I am just a boring Washingtonian.

Dealer - I think that's where mt problem lies. Heinikens. I will try to take a step away from them to improve my quality of life. Inspiration comes form the smallest places. I will continue my social drinking status, though. But, only Socially.......

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

David Pollack = T-Rex in pads

That dude got so much flack pre-draft for having short arms.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Drinking improves quality of life. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Posted by: Al Coholic | February 9, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Only in moderation my bro....

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Responding to a few posts above:

1) I am not jm220. Respect bro

2) I agree with Chris Larry about Dallas fans plus, you can't like somebody that nicknames themselves. They sall themselves america's team. Who can nickname themselves and get away with it? Not the cowbelles!

3) I remember my SoCal days with many trips to In-N-Out. Man was that eatin'!

Posted by: jm199.5 | February 9, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Brooklyn baby!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I guess that means you are in Brooklyn as well CL, huh?

Can I get some love from my Landover folks? Plam Park in the house...

As you drive up my street at night the day before the games you can see the bright lit stadium clear as day, as well as from my front porch, so it is never offseason for me as long as FedEx Field is burned accross my brain single day. I actually would prefer some type of entertainment establishment there in place of the stadium. Just think what it'll do to my property value......

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Beer is the cause of....and solution to, all of life's problems

Posted by: Homer Simpson | February 9, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Well, I am definitely in the minority here but I would not touch a burger with a 10 foot pole. Have not eaten meat in about 12 years and never will again. Last night at the party I attended some of my co-workers were actually eating rabbit! Horrifying! I will never be able to look at them the same way again.

jm199.5, please find another name.....it's really not fair to jm220.

Posted by: Lisa | February 9, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Weesa, be vewwy vewwy quiet. I'm hunting wabbit.

Posted by: Elmer Fudd | February 9, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Yeah live in Brooklyn, work in Queens, avoid Manhattan!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Somebody currently living in Palm' Park has a computer AND internet access?
;) We kid because we love.

Five Guys - That's that shti (that means it's very good).

Speaking of West Coast dining unavailable in these parts - nothing beats Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles. If you're ever in LA you must visit one of their locations. I guarantee you will make multiple visits during your stay. We need one in the DC-area.

Posted by: LH | February 9, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Meat rules
Vegtables drool

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

does anyone weigh less than me out there? other than women (of this blog).

re: alcohol. i never really drank anything except dom once...BUT the more i listen to wapo radio the more it makes me wanna drink some red wine. everywhere i turn there's some sorta news about how good one glass of red wine is for you. and i'm about to go buy me a botle. cindy, any suggestions from harris teeter?
jm, save me!

i couldn't go to fudds in the afternoon cuz couldn't find parking...but will try 5 guys this weekend.

WoW!!!!! first weekend without football!

put this number 1-800-784-2433 on your speed dial at least for this weekend. it's the number for suicide hotline. aka 1-800-SUICIDE.

we'll be okay guys. as long as we got RI! lisa, you okay?

have a good first non-football weekend of the year everyone! Go Terps!

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

LH - I am Palm Park Transplant. Just moved in the neighborhood 7 months a go as a 1st time homeowner. I got pushed out of the District via Gentrification and refused to pay 300K plus for some bull that would drive me to the poor house with in 2 years or less. I see what you mean, though. I might be the only one on the block with a computer and a white collar job. I was told I have one of the best houses in the neighborhood with my driveway and everything. Then I stopped letting people in since people were becoming too nosy and knew too much about my house for me to handle.....

Dosen't Gladys Knight have a Chicken N Waffles place at the Cap Centre BLVD?? I never ate their but it always seems packed at night.

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

dealer- supposedly grape juice (welch's in particular because it's 100% concord grapes) has the same benefit as red wine. This is one of many articles/opinions on the subject.

http://www.dentalplans.com/articles/Concord%20Grape%20Juice%20Significantly/

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

All about Dave's Taverna in the Burg. Steakncheese on pita... so sweet.

we seriously need to get that bar crawl rolling here... we're all swapping body weight and squat poundage up here. We should just all meet together and realize were just bored at work geeks that love the redskins.

The Dorf abides at 6'2" 227 lbs. Im a libra and enjoy hiking and the outdoors. I am family friendly and have a movie series with my namesake that comically portrays a "dorf" fishing and golfing.

Insert jm back of the head hammer smack here: _____________________

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Dealer don't take the leap. Use the info that 4-12 just gave you.

Come on CL. Vegtables rule my friend. If you knew what the are feeding and injecting into cows to get them on the market faster you might change your mind. And we won't even talk about how they are killed.

Hi Lisa. My blog crush of you grows everyday. lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Dorf On Golf is great... especially when some random dog runs up and pees on him.

Priceless.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 9, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: 4th via my email | February 9, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

jm220- talk to me. Need food ideas. I've always been a reluctant meat eater (except burgers). Chicken's ok. Love fish. Would love to kick the meat habit, but gotta feed the 6' 3" 210 frame. Don't lift weights, but ride a ton during warm months, so that's mostly pasta, cereal, Powerbar, trailmix time anyway.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Vegatables....blech...Irish whiskey...yum!

Different strokes I guess what makes it fun "up here"

Dorf I remember Daves Taverna....and Luigis...and Klines...and little Grill..

Does Simple Pleasures still exist...I cooked at that joint my senior year at JMU...good times good times..

I used to cook brunch on Sundays and listen to skins on the Radio...This Was Norv's first year....I would literally scream, throw and bang stuff all over the kitchen to the point that even the owner would run and hide!!!!

Posted by: chris Larry | February 9, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

ocho, this is for you...sorry i couldn't spend much time on it...best i could do...

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Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

"dcsween/Dr. DeBakey Smack to the back of your damn head!! WTF a person has died. Show some respect. Another smack and kick up the ass!" - from jm220

No disrespect intended, jm220! My "crazy world" comment is about how now this 5 month old little orphan girl is starting off her very short lifetime with tragedy. [and in today's tragic update, now its pretty clear that no one really even accepts the identity of who her father is ... sounds just horrible to me.]

Posted by: dcsween | February 9, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

brilliant, dealer. Twisted and weird, yes, but brilliant.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

dealer,

That is funny! Unfortunately, it's hard to tell it's JLC.

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

4-12 I don't eat chicken or turkey. Just be careful eating the pasta late in the evening if you are not going to work out. Eggplant is very good and will help maintain your weight as well. (when I make it a lot of my coworkers can't believe it's not meat) Something that you may have to grow to love is Tofu (and I admit that if it's not cooked right it taste awful) And finally there is the soy products. I pretty much only eat whiting and salmon. (and of course a lot of vegetables)

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

4-12 & Dorf are some big dudes. I think SMACK is about 6'1" himself, if I remember correctly......

To be factually accurate, I am 5'11 3/4"

Posted by: 4th | February 9, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of whom, 5 TCCLs to J-Gun for actually spending some time with his family.

5 TCCLs for Cindy for fighting through the flu and maintaining order up here.

3 TCCLs to the rest of us for keeping this shabingus rolling.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

This really did become a big manlove festival today, didn't it?

6'1 3/4"
200.5 after that 1/2 pound burger

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

dcsween it was a bad day for me yesterday. I read the story of the man that killed the little girl and was in a very foul mood all day. The gym didn't even help so that you tell you something. Sorry if I came off a little strong.

Yeah it's really sad that now another person is saying they are the father. There is a lot I could say about this story but will keep it to myself. Once again sorry bra.

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Manlove festival. Nicely done Nate.

We are all some big dudes up here. Thanks jm220. That could be key, adding more vegetables to stay full.

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

backing up my boys in Brooklyn...Chris Larry's thesis on why Cowboy's fans are the single worst fans in sports is easily the greatest post in RI history.

Dead on. (with the sole exception of SMACK)

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | February 9, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Welp, I've posted my size before and I'll go again:

6'8" and 308 pounds with 9% body fat. Anyone bigger than me here on RI?

Any manlove out there for me? Oh, I reside in Virginia Beach.

SallieMae - I love you. *hiccup*
Where you at? Missing your posts lovely.

Posted by: X.Hog | February 9, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty wimpy. Anyway, I am in good shape nonetheless. Anyone want to go on a week long self-supported bike tour of Switzerland this summer?

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Anybody hear the one about Andre the Giant walks into RI and everyone runs for their life?

Posted by: gulp | February 9, 2007 5:56 PM | Report abuse

And I meant manlove in the nicest possible way.

Only dudes could sit around and post this height/weight thing. Like, we're seriously analyzing our prospects as a... flag football team? Competitive eating club? Motorcycle gang?

Women, not so much. Would never post such info and probably find our fascination with it a wee bit disturbing. In fact, I think we might be making Cindy sicker.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Though jm220 and Scott are probably keeping their eyes out for folks of all sizes to help out with the heavy lifting on the next Skins' fan volunteer mission to NOLA...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 6:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm a woman and I have no problem posting my height/weight.....5'2" approximately 105 lbs.

Posted by: Lisa | February 9, 2007 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Lisa, there I went again with the generalizing.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Kids,
Hope you didn't miss me too much. I am down here in Miami, all 6'3" 230 of me, though my mom is determined to make it 235 before I get back on the plane. I hope it can still take off.

Great blogging, I can tell, though I can't read all 294 posts! As for Wade Phillips, I'm not thrilled, but agree it's probably better than another Norv experiment. I would have preferred Singletary, Rivera, or ideally, Lovie. Some part of me wishes this was a band-aid move and we were angling for Cowher, but I think Wade got a three year deal with an option for another. The Miami Herald isn't too indepth about it and I haven't been able to get online til now.

Check in tomorrow, keep rockin and rolling. And stay warm!

Posted by: SMACK in the MIA | February 9, 2007 6:17 PM | Report abuse

What's the big deal about some old dude not making the HOF anyway ?? If only you guys can channel your aggressions towards something more meaningful !!

Posted by: Gopher | February 9, 2007 6:22 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

*waving* Hi X.Hog - thank you sweetie for the surfing vid *hug*

- yes, I noticed the straps. Those guys are called affectionately, "the strap boys" since they strap their feet to the board. Ever ski a place with lotsa bumps? I think they are called moguls? Same surfing big waves - lotsa moguls so they strap the board to themselves. I believe Laird Hamilton invented it ... uh oh, there I go ... I regress.

*hugs*

and I'm 5'5" and 119 - but you know that already don't you X.hog *Hugs* Virginia Beach is beautiful.

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:24 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

BTW - what is the topic tonight? *smiles*

Where's Diddy?

*hugs*

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Greetings from lovely San Francisco. Now that football season is over, I'm starting up my "spend weekends anywhere but Seattle" routine. I'm going spelunking shortly for some dinner, but I'll definitely be getting a great Mission-style burrito around drunky time (NOT Baja Fresh, probably El Farolito) and an In-N-Out tomorrow for lunch (though I may have to take a slight detour to Ti Couz for breakfast crepes instead).

Next weekend is San Diego, the weekend after will be LA, and after that NYC.

Oh, and I think I got "dumped" last night, though I'm not sure I was ever dating this chick. I drank heavily out of force of habit. I would amend Homer Simpson's saying slightly: Wine is the cause of...and cure for all of life's problems.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 9, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

Hi P Diddy *hugs*

I haven't looked but is it cold there? It's freezing out here on the right coast. I believe tonights temps will drop into the teens?

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

58 and cloudy in SF and Seattle, 70 and sunny in LA and San Diego.

Forecast is for increased drunkenness this evening with more sobriety towards the morning. Winds are out of the West.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 9, 2007 6:37 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

I haven't talked about my cats in awhile. Since it's a slow night ... what the hell?

*hugs* naw, I'll go find something on the TV. Walker Texas Ranger comes on at 7 PM. Something about Chuck Norris *sigh*

I'm being naughty tonight - been drinking too.

*hugs*

Posted by: Sallie mae | February 9, 2007 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Lookie there - can't even spell my name rightsd.

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Ti Couz, now them are good crepes.

SallieMae, Pro Bowl predictions? Trying to think up a topic for tonight.

By the way, I know they have fancy schmancy video shootin' technology now to really get into the wave and so forth, but for my money "The Endless Summer" (1966) is not only the greatest surf movie ever made, it's the best possible surf movie, a lighthearted docu-travelogue about a globetrotting quest for the perfect wave.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Ach, date night cancelled. Babysitter sick. Trying to think of a nice dinner I could make for Mrs. Nate, something to make it up to her. Not that I keep her trapped in the house, but it is nice to do something special.

Or I could just give her the car keys and set her free, which I heard one time is what you do when you love someone.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 6:46 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

Oh Nate !! You are so absolutely right - the endless summer. I love it. I have everything on DVD related to surfing. Laird Hamilton is my idle but that sleezy Gabrielle Reece got to him first LOL (j/k Gabby).

My predictions: - Sean Taylor flat out RULES!!!

*hugs*

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

idle - idol LOL

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm being naughty tonight - been drinking too.

LMAO! Is SallieMae going to have a Nate type of post tonight? This should be interesting. lol

Hugs sweetie.

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

That is a really great idea....give Ms. Nate the car keys and tell her to go out and have fun...you will keep the home fires buring....

Posted by: Lisa | February 9, 2007 6:50 PM | Report abuse

jm220 *hugs*

What is a Nate night? breaking down the personal barriers and letting it all hang out? That's what happens to me when I drink. The defenses are lowered slightly with each alcoholic bev. *hic*

But you know that already don't you sweetie?

*hugs*

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm a few hours behind of course but hope to be catching up with you soon, SallieMae. In terms of fun evening blogging.

Good call, Lisa, I just pinged the missus and she's going out this evening. So once I get the little man to bed I can just sit downstairs, have a beer and hit the blog. Which actually sounds like a great evening. How different are my expectations these days than when I was a young single lad!

Tomorrow night, however, I'm going to see the great Merle Haggard play. So a night off before a night out is just good planning. These days I have to pace myself...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

What is a Nate night?

We all had a good laugh off of Nate that night. Well maybe note Mrs. Nate. lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Anyone want to go on a week long self-supported bike tour of Switzerland this summer?
Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 05:45 PM

5.11, 205#

I'm jealous. Just bought a roadbike several weeks ago - wouldn't you know we've had 7 weeks of snow since. Am looking at doing one of the Colorado tours this summer though.

Posted by: skinswest | February 9, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

WOW nfl network is showing pro bowl practices and it looks like the cowboys have 7 pro bowlers & the redskins have 2 whats up with that? Im sure you can DCSPIN it so it makes you feel better!like you do with SLOW POKE MONK! Wheres all the great players snyder paid 200 mill for?5-11 meens you pick 6th which also meens 26 other teams were better then your SORRY TEAM!!!!

Posted by: own you crybaby trolls | February 9, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Well, it looks like our lovefest has been interrupted. Methinks someone is jealous.

Who watches Pro Bowl practices???

Posted by: charlie | February 9, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

SallieMae -

would you like to meet up 2 night?

Posted by: Brad Pitt | February 9, 2007 7:29 PM | Report abuse

My wife is gone to play publist at the Grammys as of sat AM....Boys night party at my pad sat nite!!!

Now off to play a few rounds of Guitar Hero before she is home from work....

Posted by: chris larry | February 9, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey - isn;t Gabrielle Reece some sort of super model and pro beach volleyball player?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/collection/issues/2000/00_greece_01.html

Posted by: Kevin | February 9, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Gabrielle Reece (born January 6, 1970) is a professional volleyball player and former fashion model. Reece was born in La Jolla, California, and spent her early years living in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In high school, Reece excelled at basketball and played volleyball on the side. Many colleges started recruiting her due to her abilities in sports. She accepted a volleyball scholarship from Florida State University (FSU), where she majored in communications and led the league in kills four times and blocks once. FSU inducted Reece into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997. Since graduation she has played on professional volleyball tours.

Reece began her modeling career while attending FSU. She has appeared on the covers of several magazines including Shape, Women's Sports & Fitness, Outside, ELLE, and Life. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy, with an accompanying pictorial, in January 2001. As an Elite model, she could command a per day rate of US$10,000.

Outside of volleyball, she published an autobiography, co-written with Karen Karbo, entitled Big Girl in the Middle. Reece also writes a column for Women's Sports & Fitness magazine. In November 1997, she married surfer Laird Hamilton. They have one child together, daughter Reece Viola Hamilton, who was born in October 2003.

Reece's height is 6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm) and her measurements are 36-24-35

Posted by: Anonymous | February 9, 2007 7:46 PM | Report abuse

That's a big be-itch

Posted by: Danny | February 9, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

woof woof

Posted by: Anonymous | February 9, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

stick her in tha butt

Posted by: Reed | February 9, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Ugh. An unpleasant turn.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 7:59 PM | Report abuse

skinswest- what type road bike did you get? I've been riding my hybrid for a while, but it's about done with it's usefulness. I do all my miles on paved roads now, so it's time to upgrade. any suggestions?

Posted by: 4-12 | February 9, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

OK,OK

Boys - p-u-lease. There are women and children present. Let's keep it clean, okie dokie? For lil 'ol me? Please?

Before I go ... let me say, ... jm220 sweetie, you are a darling. And I gotta Honda Valkyrie. Why a Honda? For the obvious reasons - liquid cooled and shaft driven = low maintenance and commuter enabling on the DCc beltway (versus those air-cooled and chain-driven bikes we won't mention here*wink* )

*hugs* to all

Posted by: SallieMae | February 9, 2007 8:33 PM | Report abuse

For the obvious reasons - liquid cooled and shaft driven = low maintenance and commuter enabling on the DCc beltway In The Middle Of the Summer and Rush Hour Traffic (versus those air-cooled and chain-driven bikes we won't mention here*wink* )

Posted by: Know what I mean? | February 9, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

salliemae, i'm so glad you drive a honda. also my personal fav. (that and all those euros). HD people just seem like they're trying to compensate for something.

charlie, (i think), it really didn't look good with just the beek. if there're any actual artists in the house they could try just the beek but it didn't work for me. also...i only could spent 20 minutes(and that was a bit more than i had) on this thing and was in a rush to get home...looking back i should make the neck also be the toucan's neck and refine it a bit more...

re weight: my god. ya'll big motherfackas can kick my ass. so i apologize if i've offended you on here...but i got cat like reflexes and can run(40 in 9.57).

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

ride...not drive...sorry

Posted by: dealer | February 9, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

SallieMae LMAO! I think you are heading down that same drunk road Nate took. lol

Dealer you are family and won't get the beat down. (maybe the little brother treatment lol)

Let's please keep it clean. Show the women on the blog respect. Hugs lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 9, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

another drive by . . .

what does the dude from the mooney rag have to say about the voting? I mean, he did show up didn't he?

Where's wilbon when you need him. . .

out!

Posted by: skinsfan@8KaboveMSL | February 9, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

8k making an appearance! how ya been?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 9, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey- you guys know where i can get a tasty kilbasa?

me so hungry!

Posted by: daveb55 | February 9, 2007 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a clear example of drive-by blogging from the mountain state.
So Nate, SallieMae, I tuned back in to see if the alcohol-fueled blogging had begun.... don't let the team down...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I could watch Riding Giants all day long. That movie sooths my Hawaii loving soul. Please say you've seen/own it SallieMae?!

X.Hog, you are a horse. My folks are down in Great Neck, I'll give you a heads up when I'm there next and we can grab a drink (or a trough) I'd say we could hit up Hill Top Brewery but the old man says its gone now...

chris Larry- they got a new luigis down town where the old dave's used to be and now Daves is a block south across from the ol' A&N which is now the children's museum. Lots changed 'round these parts. Simple Pleasures isn't my place... tried to get them to cater from a fundraiser event and their prices were through the roof... probably trying to break even after you destroyed their kitchen watching the Skins and Norv Turner...

Posted by: Dorf | February 9, 2007 10:30 PM | Report abuse

before you crybaby redskin fans bust on wade phillips who has a winning record as head coach!! keep in mind the great GREG WILLIAMS that all of you have gushed over is in line to take over win gibbs retires!! greg williams HC record with BUFFALO is as follows:
2001 3-13
2002 8-8
2003 6-10
2004 FIRED LOSER

Posted by: what comes around goes around | February 9, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Dave, your kielbasa just arrived...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 9, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Dorf,
Have you seen Billabong Odyssey..great big wave surf movie.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 9, 2007 10:51 PM | Report abuse

BTW, all this *hugs* stuff is getting kinda nauseating. This is a football blog, not a disney chat room.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 9, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

smack to the back of the head to anyone that does *action* in asterisks. GET A ROOM, chat that is.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 9, 2007 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Monkalicious -

*SallieMae* is a charter member and "core Insider" here. She is well-known by many and well-liked by most.

Your apologies are expected.

If you don't like the program, change the channel.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 3:42 AM | Report abuse

dealer -

nice job on the initial mock-up of LaToucanfora. It does seem a bit out of proportion, though, and maybe the wrong direction.

Check out the page link below if you get a chance. Pretty good assortment and angles.

http://www.photographersdirect.com/stockimages/t/toucan.asp

Thanks again!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 3:50 AM | Report abuse

Cindy you looked great on camera!
You should be stat girl!

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | February 10, 2007 4:03 AM | Report abuse

In case anyone is wondering about the time stamps tonight, let's just say it was a late night for me with a fair amount of alcohol. Sorry, but I have not yet mastered Nate's inimitable style of beer-butchered blogging.

Interesting info today from several regarding the draft and the defensive line needs. I hadn't thought about a DT before, but Branch looks like a monster. It might be fun to see him paired with Golsten - two pairs of young legs driving blockers back into the QB. Makes the DE's job easier (no stepping up into the pocket for the QB). Tampa Bays defense in its prime used that system quite well.

Still, it would be nice to be able to move down and get another Day 1 pick. Better still would be to have 2 lower #1 picks, and take the best DE/DT available, AND take the ILB that the Eagles are allegedly interested in. (LOL - sorry, Adam.)

UFA and the draft can't get here fast enough.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 4:05 AM | Report abuse

BTW, all this *hugs* stuff is getting kinda nauseating. This is a football blog, not a disney chat room.

Then I guess you should head back to the Disney chat room, old chap.

Trust me, this ain't no football blog. This is a misery blog. This is a how low can we sink blog - a give me a reason to keep going blog. Maybe when the Redskins hire a General Manger this will become a football blog. In the meantime, like me you will come in time to appreciate the generally sunny disposition of SallieMae.

Posted by: Lavar Walt Clark | February 10, 2007 4:21 AM | Report abuse

Totally second LWC's comment. (Only slightly) Drunken hamburgers on the way from room service. Mmmmmm.

BTW, California vs. the rest of the world? No comparison.

"Well east coast girls are hip
I really dig those styles they wear
And the southern girls with the way they talk
They knock me out when Im down there

The mid-west farmers daughters really make you feel alright
And the northern girls with the way they kiss
They keep their boyfriends warm at night

I wish they all could be california"

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 4:56 AM | Report abuse

Ocho -- who is the ILB the Eagles are allegedly interested in?

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 7:29 AM | Report abuse

cload,
none from the SUCKY redskins if thats what you think?

Posted by: Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Hey Guys...

This is a SOBER POST. Dealer, so far so good on the drinking part. I'm at about 24 hours sobreity (I sneaked in before i left for work yesterday morn).

I am actually at work right now. Me and wifey had a 'slight' disagreement and so she went out to 'cool' off and it was just me and the kids last night. My son wanted me to watch WWE with him (I wish I knew it was gonna be 2 hours long though). So my 13 month old daughter was watching with us since she wasn't sleeping yet and everytime someone would get close lined or drop kicked she would scream. So I'll take that as her being too young to experince violence she dosen't realized is fake. MAybe that's the reason behind the scratch to my face she gave me.......

I woke up like it was freakin weekday and since we have MANDATORY OVERTIME WITH NO ADDTIONAL PAY, I decided to come on in now at this early hour so I can get out quicker and maybe wify will start speaking to me again.

Qoute of the Day:

"What does he think, that throwing a cheap shot at me is going to keep him on the floor? Bottom line, I'm not putting up with any garbage from Brendan Todd Haywood, but at the same time, I do feel bad and upset with myself for allowing him to bait me."

Dude called out his full name like a female would do. WTF?!?!?! Well, say bye bye to Etan 'F up my Money' Thomas. He can't stay. He's been warned once before and he started the fight in front of Grunfield, who is your MAIN BOSS. Uh, that's a no-no.....

Posted by: 4th Floor via the 4th Floor | February 10, 2007 7:48 AM | Report abuse

X.Hog - Are you really an Ex-Hog??? You def got the size and weight to be a Tackle on either side of the ball.....

NAte - I must have skipped over your drunken post. I will catch up later.

I see there is a another impersonater since Ocho dosen't post his name like that.

Re: Manlove - I don't really know what that term means, but I am fine with it, "As long as you don't bring any of your Gayness towards me"(Per Chadwick Randolf). I thought we were doing that to size everyone up since that is what guys do.

Cry baby - You are sounding much like a crybaby. We know we sucked this year. What is your point. The only ones who can brag are Indy fans. If you ain't win the Superbowl, you ain't did nothing (broken english done on purpose)........

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 8:09 AM | Report abuse

I guess it's just me, myself, and I this morning.

I was just breezing by the latest news on the WaPo and realized that the #1 article in the Metro Section is the joint about the 16 year old banging the 3 Adult Ladies. Reading it over again, it is nothing like my situation I was in since I was 13 at the time. But, anyway, I was just reading the comments and them jokers were hysterical!!

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I forgot to mention that the article is #1, but it is from Feb 1st (10 days @ #1 gotta be a record)...

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

4th,

You are not totally alone. I have to work this weekend, also. Fortunately, I am can do what I need from home, which is great. Sorry you had to travel, good luck with wifey.

Posted by: Mark | February 10, 2007 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Thx Mark. She'll be alright. I am starting to realize that she is just one of those people you have to let alone for a looong while and she'll be back to normal.

MAn I need a topic or something to get me through 11am cuz I am not staying here all day....

3 weeks to Free Agency, but we shouldn't look forward to that if we want to change our ways. I am looking forwar to the draft, though. But I think that is like 7-8 weeks away. Tooo long. Maybe we can get some weird stories from all the over drinkers last night (whenever they may wake up)??

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 9:20 AM | Report abuse

cload -

Patrick Willis, ILB, Mississippi -- The decline of MLB Jeremiah Trotter is one of the biggest reasons the Eagles' run defense finished 26th in the league and allowed 136.4 yards per game on the ground. Willis is the top inside linebacker of the draft and proved as much with a strong performance at the Senior Bowl.

(I have no clue who the phony Ocho is.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Sorry - but I have to agree with Monkalious....the "hugs" are really getting to me as well.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 10, 2007 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Bucktown - We need you to use your ESPN Insider skills to break down this LB. Would you say he is a better/lower/on level prospect as Jonathan Vilma was. Dude has shown his worth over the last couple of years...

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Hold down the blog, 4th - I'm going back to bed.

Sorry you have to work this morning.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Ok, I like the dude. He has been through more than I could ever have been through and his character seems respectable as evidenced by the below story link...

http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/9857361

Height: 6-2

Weight: 240

40-Yard Dash: 4.60 (EST)

Positives:
Willis is an athletic and feisty linebacker with incredible instincts who will hunt down the ball carrier and punish him. A solid wrap-up tackler, you'll rarely see him whiff on a tackle. He blitzes well, and can sniff out a hole in the line as it's forming, then burst through it to the ball carrier or QB. Willis possesses the versatility and the right size to play inside or outside in the NFL. He is a leader on the field, and is one of the hardest workers you will find.

Negatives:
Willis' one glaring weakness is that he's fairly average in coverage, and will really struggle when matched up with the more athletic tight ends and running backs in the league. He plays a bit high a lot of the time, and needs to learn to keep his pad level lower to protect his body. His frame could use some more weight on it to prevent injuries. Willis also has a very hard time disengaging from larger blockers, and can easily be taken out of a play by most guards.

Overview:
Willis is a great prospect in all areas, with his raw skills and his high level of character. Any team in need of a linebacker will take a long look at him, and as a result, it's very likely he'll wind up in the top half of the first round.

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I have intriguing pick that I found for MLB. He def won't be a 1st rounder (Def a 1st day pick, though), but I can see him starting within the 1st year.

Penn State's Tim Shaw has one of the more intriguing story lines in this year's draft. A LB who helped his team by moving to the rush DE position for his senior season, Shaw will be heading to the NFL Combine ready to show pro scouts that he'll be even more skilled as a LB due to that experience.

Tim Shaw
LB/DE Penn State

Numbers: 6'1, 237 pounds

2006 Stats: 44 tackles (26 solo), 8 tackles for a loss, 7 sacks, 1 QB hurry, 7 passes defended in 13 games

Career Stats: 120 tackles (69 solo), 16 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, 9 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles, 1 QB hurry in 36 games

The Buzz: Quick, versatile player with experience at MLB, OLB, DE and RB who has been lauded for his blue-collar work ethic that pushes his teammates ... Selfless, team player who moved to DE his senior year even though it was his opportunity to shine at the MLB position along with All-Americans Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor so that the team could get their 11 best athletes on the field at once ... Had to learn techniques and gap assignments so he could be successful as a rush DE against linemen who were usually 60 - 80 pounds heavier than him ... ran a 4.42 forty-yard dash at PSU last spring ... Challenge for Shaw is that he's projected as a LB at the pro level, but doesn't have recent film/performance results at the position ...Is preparing for the Combine with Tom Shaw, who has trained more than 85 first-round picks including Peyton Manning and Tom Brady ... reportedly referred to as "the Lions' most important player" by Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis ... Earned high praise from teammate Paul Posluszny who said, "He might be one of the fastest guys on our defense. He can flat out fly," and "We know that when we bring him on a blitz, something big is going to happen."

Noteworthy: Shaw's the only player in Penn State history to receive both the Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Comittment" Award as well as the Jim O'Hora Award as the team's most improved defensive player ... was born in England, but grew up in Michigan ... outstanding running back in high school, scoring 131 touchdowns while rushing for a Michigan prep career record 7,611 yards ... his family took in more than 30 foster care children while he and his three brothers were growing up ... finished second at PSU in sacks his senior year with seven and third in pass deflections with seven ... didn't miss a game his last two seasons at Penn State and only missed two games during his sophomore year due to minor ankle injuries ... played MLB in the Hula Bowl in January ... finished his degree in management last May ... won the Ridge Riley Award his senior year for "sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship".

He said it to Scout.com...
"It was a great experience for me as a player. And as a person it was humbling, and it made me really keep working and learning." -- on being switched from MLB to rush DE his senior year to help the team.

"I've learned a lot of technique and a lot of leverage going against those monsters everyday." -- on how working head-to-head against offensive linemen his senior year will help him as a linebacker at the pro level.

"I try to be a leader to this team and be a servant to this team. Whatever needs to be done, I want to do it. And I want to bring guys along with me and get things done the right way. -- on his leadership style and commitment to the team.

Posted by: 4th via Scout.com | February 10, 2007 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Willis certainly looks like the #1 MLB in the draft. The problem I see is that picking him means that we get away from the top-level DL prospects; he's a mid-first round pick, so let's assume we get something like #12 and #44 from Buffalo for our #6 pick; you take Willis with the #12, and who's left at DE/DT? The two guys I see left in the mock drafts are Justin Harrell from Tennessee and Marcus Thomas from Florida; one was injured all last year, the other suspended for substance abuse.
Also, how likely is it that Willis can start as a rookie? I assume he called the defense at Ole Miss, but how did he do at that? He assumedly called the defense at the Senior Bowl, but the South's performance was not a ringing endorsement. Whether that was due to his abilities or just that the north was that much better is something you'd have to ask a coach.
One of the nice things about taking a DE/DT early is that it's less of a learning curve , and we need immediate impact players.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I agree about the learning curve. It all just depends on who would be anxious enough to move up and what they offer.

I am assuming that Quinn will still be available (why would an USC Coach pick him in the draft since he had dud games against them in College?) and Branch and whoever else catches on fire in the Combine.

Does anyone have link to the chart of Trading Draft Picks of Equal Value? I am surprised ESPN didn't make one up.

Anyway, C&D - Getting #12 & 44 dosen't seem worth a #6 IMHO (I'm starting to learn the short hand a little). There would have to be some middle rounders thrown in there. If we are stuck with #6, thab I would approve of Branch. But what about Woodley? Wouldn't he be a late to early 2nd rounder?

Also, Tim Shaw looks very very intriguing. I wouldn't start him the 1st year, though. But we can always get an Vet around the 27-29 yr old age as a stop gap until he gets ready. Why did we not resign Pierce again? We wouldn't be having this STUPID problem......

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Good morning 4th. Sorry that you had to head into work today my friend. If your wife is anything like me. A couple of hours to cool down and she will be fine. (stop and pick up some flowers on the way home)

What's wrong with the hugs? They make me laugh and it is SallieMae trade mark.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Shaw looks like an interesting pick. He's not rated as a top ten LB anywhere I can see -- and if he didn't play MLB last year, it's a lot to ask of him to learn the pro game, re-learn MLB, adjust to the speed, and take charge of the defense. footballsfuture.com and nfldraftcountdown.com have him as a second-day pick, which gives us a shot at him. Or, if we trade down somewhere where we get a #1, #2, and #4...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 11:06 AM | Report abuse

So #6 is 1600 points, #12 is 1200, #44 is 460, so it's a bit skewed in our favor... but assuming we're 'on the clock' at #6 and someone really wants whoever's there (let's assume C. Johnson), I'll bet you someone would 'overpay' by a late-fourth round pick to make sure they got the guy they want.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 11:10 AM | Report abuse

cload and daggar great work. If we are able to trade down and pick up more picks. Then we should get a DE and DT. We need help up front that can stop the run and well as get to the QB. Not too many MLB are going to be able to come in and play big that first year.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I don't get then wht we gave up so much for Campbell then?!?!?

Are we just being duped by Denver (Rhetorical Question)?

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Anyone know where that kid Jon Abbate from Wake Forest is projected to go? He is a little short but was a tackling machine in college. Reminds me of Zach Thomas a little. Sorry if I offended any Terp fans up here since they got to the Orange Bowl over MD.

Posted by: cdubb | February 10, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Hey gang!
Thanks for the good thoughts and a shoutout to you, LaVar! I'm mending, I think, but this damn blog has made me hungry for a burger -- and I don't eat red meat. Know how, after the flu, you want something like that? I'm heading out for a turkey burger and fries. I'm 'onna get me some catsup! Maybe mustard, too!!!
I was supposed to go out tonight, but that got pp'd. Sigh. So it's "Idiocracy" or the Pro Bowl....Whatcha think?
Oh, and I have a bit of news that I'd like to share first with all of you: I am the father of Anna Nicole's baby.
Okay, okay, not really. As sad as that story is, I have to say this: If you're gonna be sick, you can just watch that 24/7. I was the first of my ilk to know about the Prince Von Hefferneffer development.

Posted by: Cindy | February 10, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

4th,FINALLY someone on this blog with some common sense, SBs are exactly how you measure a team which AMERICAS team has the record for going to the most and is also tied for winning the most(THANKS 4TH)lol! as for the draft, keep in mind(burnt toast) ROGERS was the 9th overall selection and look what that got you(nate clements rumors)

Posted by: praise the lord | February 10, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and I have a bit of news that I'd like to share first with all of you: I am the father of Anna Nicole's baby.

LMAO! Cyn Cyty you know that is so wrong.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

It was wrong, wasn't it?
It's the fever!!! I don't know what I'm typing!!!!!!! I LOVE the king!!! See, that proves I'm out of my mind.

Posted by: Cindy | February 10, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

does anyone on here know how to remove "at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide a year from the Earth's atmosphere."???

i'll give you $10 mil for it!

Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Praise the Lord - I was talking about 2006. When was the last time you guys won a SB? 4 years after us? But the was like 13 years ago. So, you basically suck just like us. Jerry Jones is proving he is more like Daniel Snyder than we all thought.

In order to beat Snyder, he got his stadium to fit 100,000 people. The bad News is, it will be standing room only in the End Zone, that's gotta suck. Let me know if you ever make it to Dallas. Also, I thought Roy Williams was the Original Burnt Toast.

CDubb - Is Abate the guy whose brother died and they put up the 5 for him in the 4th QTR? If so def looks small. We would have to draft him on the 2nd day, just like they did Zach Thomas and he would need to beef up over a year or so, Like Zach and Urlacher (I believe who was a SAFETY in college)....

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

glad you got your appetite back AND we had something to do about it...right? :)

ANS thing is just getting sick...here's my another morbid sick prediction about this sick story: the little girl/her baby will never see much of that money. who the heck is going to protect her from all these sick, moneyhungry, pieces of garbage. poor child. feel so sorry for that child. that child had a red dot on her forehead soon after she was born and it was no religious mark neither.

Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Good Try Dealer.....

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and I have a bit of news that I'd like to share first with all of you: I am the father of Anna Nicole's baby.

that is SOOOOOOOOO wrong! i was at the edge of my seat thinking it was a lancer related news. soooo soooo wrong! tut tut tut!

Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

hey 4th, if a guy who's billion times smarter, articulater than me thinks that throwing chump change at this is going to solve this[global warming] problem...then i'm smart enough to follow him...he must know something i don't. in other words he must think that either

A. $25 million is a lot of money
B. whomever discovers this technology isn't going to be smart enough to sell it to exxon mobil/GM for like $100 billion dollars.
C. Someone living in a third world poverty stricken country is holding this technology hostage.

Lancer's right tackle with TWO broken thumbs just made $23 million over night!

Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Alright guys. I blogged my guts out enough today (plus I'm about to roll out of this joint). Catch guys during the week.

Go NFC, but you guys seem to always lose.....

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

i'm going to 5 guys today and will post my reviews of their burgers...and fries...

cindy, you sure you don't want me to pick you up one? when did you stop eating red meat?

jm, i forget are you a veggeterian?

Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse

You're right 4th. Abbate had a younger brother who died in a car accident. He's listed at 5'11 and 245. If he was around in the 4th or 5th round might be someone to take a flyer on. And yeah Urlacher did play safety at New Mexico.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2730494

Posted by: cdubb | February 10, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Yes I am Dealer.

Where is Nate this morning? I guess Nate Jr. took more out of him than the drinking. lol

Very soft and low voice. Good morning SallieMae. hugs lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

The solution to this whole carbon dioxide issue, and the opportunity to win the $25M Branson prize, is simple: giant vacuum cleaner.

For demonstration purposes, we'll call her Mega Maid. The construction of this contraption can only be documented in super slow-mo by Michael Bay (we need to see people's feet as they walk from one end of the job site to the other). And we'll need an old veteran oil driller to head up our mission to suck the pollutants out of the Earth. I nominate Bruce Willis, with Dubya if Bruce has prior engagements.

My plan is fool proof.

Mostly because it was dreamt up by a fool.

(did I mix enough movie metaphors there?)

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Alright guys I had to post this looking through the business news:

"Tom Joyce, a spokesman for Sallie Mae, said this week that Lord had planned to sell the shares for weeks and told the company about his plans to sell the stock, which represented about 29 percent of the Sallie Mae shares he owns outright, nine days before the sale?"

Sallie Mae - Can I get a loan?

CDubb - Dude looked smaller on TV. We can def work with him. I agree, though - Early 2nd Day Pick. He has the heart, def.

Also, I work right next to the very 'Uppitty Stores' such as Gucci/Barneys/Louis V/Etc and I just saw Ethan Thomas. It was a skinny sidewalk and I accidently elbowed him i the mid-section because I tripped (he's so tall that's just where the elbow went). He turned around and hit me but I refused to hit him back. He said, "You a scaredy cat just like Brendan Todd Haywood Sucka!" Then I said, "No, I am not, but the dude behind us is the undercover officer who works at the 'Uppity Stores' you was about to go in and he was just about to ask your dumb a** for an autograph, SUCKA."

Peace!

Posted by: 4th | February 10, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

4th, only a WET THE BED whiny redskin fan would say that a team who had a winning record and made the playoffs sucks the same as your team that was 5-11 and was out of the playoff race by MIDSEASON!!Clearly your team has alot more to fix and with only a 1st rd pick in the first day and your cap 4 mill under with 11 FAs you got many years of pain my man!!as for JERRYWORLD your jealous that he will take 1st place away from SNYDER in most valuable!!

Posted by: WAWAWA | February 10, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Nice quote -

"Never argue with a fool. They'll just drag you down to their level then beat you with experience."

Posted by: charlie | February 10, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

okay, i may've stumbled on to a possible compromise betwen SFLANCER and Lisa. i looked up anagrams for our beloved team on wordsmith and here's what i found:

Nerd Kiss
Red Sinks
RedInks(s)
KissNerd
Ski Nerds
End Risks(kinda ironic)


Posted by: dealer | February 10, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I think it's worth pointing out that the Chili Cheese Fries and Peanut Butter Shakes at Johnny Rockets are awesome.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

PDiddy,

I hope you realized that my quote wasn't aimed at you.

Posted by: charlie | February 10, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

dealer, I can't imagine our team being known as the "nerds." I truly cannot bear the moniker " Lancer", though - it makes my skin crawl.

Speaking of skin....why can't be simply be known as the "Skins"?

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

What more appropriate name could there be than the Washington Red Inks!

Posted by: charlie | February 10, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

[does anyone on here know how to remove "at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide a year from the Earth's atmosphere."???]

(carbon dioxide = "hot air")

Kill all the Cowboys fans.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 10, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along and sticking things in it." - Opus

Posted by: Mark | February 10, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

"I think it's worth pointing out that the Chili Cheese Fries and Peanut Butter Shakes at Johnny Rockets are awesome."

Only if CVS is out of ExLax.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 10, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Red Ink is the kind of name only an editor could love.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Wait, was there a long, in-depth analysis of linebackers in the draft above? Are any of them going to be available in the eleventeenth round when we finally have a pick? That top pick has to be D-line, right?

Complete failure to blog. Took forever to get the boy to sleep last night, and I would up falling asleep with him. Then this morning we got right up and went to the zoo. (Fantastic weather for Feb. in Portland, cool with no precipitation.) Portland Zoo is awesome, we take the light rail and have a terrific time, and Mrs. Nate gets some free time of her own. Win-win-win.

ANyway happy Saturday afternoon to you all. Glad Cindy is feeling well enough to eat again and 4th is patching things up with his own missus.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 4:49 PM | Report abuse

>>> "Only if CVS is out of ExLax."

Touche!

Seriously, there are days when those chili cheese fries REALLY hit the spot.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 4:50 PM | Report abuse

By the by, I got nothing against a Johnny Rockets run once in a while. Took the boy there for a snack in Seattle, good time. Some of the staff did a sort of dance routine behind the counter to one of their jukebox faves.

Of course, under Snyder their dance routine will have corporate sponsorship.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, the reference to operation vacu-suck up above was most appreciated. Happy San Francisco weekend to you, sirrah.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

dealer, you want to feel better about the photo editing, check out this shabingus:

http://www.redskinsbeachblitz.com/default.asp

The totally mangled shot of Thrash catching a Frisbee merits NFLPA investigation. Look what they did to the man's arm! And a lineman in his crouch on a surfboard? As SallieMae and Dorf can attest, that's just wrong.

Anyway, see you all and X.Hog at the Beach Blitz!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey peeploggers just go caught up on the last 60 hours. This was officially one of the crappiest weeks of my life and Thursday one of the crappiest days. Apparently my crappy mysteriously bled into the blog cause ouch Thursday was full of passive aggressive ugliness.

The one bright spot was this - yesterday at the end of the day I was talking to a friend at school and told her I desperately needed "rainbows and ponies" this weekend for respite. When I leave and get into my car I look up through the windshield and low and behold there it was . . .a gigantic full blown rainbow arc'ed across the sky. Whoever is out there or up there in the cosmos - I would like to say a big thank you.

Okay I shall address point by point because obviously y'all need to know what I think. : )

1. *HUGS* to SallieMae and lay off whoever you are. First of all she is a surfer biker chick which means she will take your a$$ and drag it down the highway to the ocean where she'll feed it to the sharks all while giving you plenty of *hugs*. Second she is a core Insider who brings the rest of us "geeks"/"nerds"/"dorks" much joy and we'll head smack you as much as needed so you check yourself.

2. In and Out yes excellent food and well run but I don't eat it because I try my best to support fast food as little as possible and the owners have some political views and funding I cannot get behind. jm220 - I have to admit that I'm such an carnivore/omnivore that even though I've seen all the veal/chicken/cow slaughter horror videos I can't help it I love's me the beef (please insert appropriate double intendre sexual innuendo here)

3. ANS story is tragic but for the love of all that is good in the world there are far greater tragedies and this c grade celebrity doesn't deserve all this attention. Plus I really really really can't get enough of the astronaut story. Check out the Daily Show coverage it is genius.

4. Football related - okay here is the question - say we get Clements with some big fat hideous contract AND we draft Branch/whoever at #6. Are we now setting ourselves up for a protracted contract hold out that runs well into training camp meaning our vaunted pick is now not ready for the season? I know that could happen anyway but might this increase those chances? I'll check stats on contracts for #6 picks over last few years.

Posted by: sflancer | February 10, 2007 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh and just to be part of the in crowd . . .
I'm 5'11" and I think about 160 although gods honest truth I can't remember the last time I weighed myself.

Posted by: sflancer | February 10, 2007 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I can't help it I love's me the beef (please insert appropriate double intendre sexual innuendo here)
LMAO! And you know why.

First of all she is a surfer biker chick which means she will take your a$$ and drag it down the highway to the ocean where she'll feed it to the sharks all while giving you plenty of *hugs*. Never that of it that way. hugs lol

Nate good to see you are still alive. lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one watching the pro bowl? Is there anyone out there? lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I think Reggie saw the Reaper coming. lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back, sflancer! Many hugs for you, to help you forget your crappy week. I hope your weekend is going better. (If I was Diddy for today, I would buy and deliver personally to you the entire "My Little Pony" collection.)

Topic of the day: which is worse - watching the Pro Bowl or watching pre-season games?

Thought for the moment: the truly epic struggle of this week is waiting for this neverending blog post to load. (Help, Cindy, Help!!! Can't we have a new one named, "Pro Bowl Saturday"? Please???)

I liked the suggestion of earlier in the week about Snyder buying Chuck E. Cheese. Danny and the Rat do seem like the perfect marketing pair in so many ways. Maybe Snyder will attempt to monopolize the food/entertainment restaurant industry.

Nate, the previous discussion about a LB was a fantasy, related to trading down and ending up with two lower 1st round picks - one for a DE/DT and one for the ILB that Philadelphia might be interested in. There is no interest in drafting anything but DE/DT if there is only one first round pick.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

So far, the Pro Bowl has been one scintillating demonstration of athleticism after another - wow! ; )

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I must be the only one watching the Pro Bowl and blogging. JM seems to have snuck away.

Nate and 4th are apparently mending fences on their respective homefronts.

*SallieMae* must be out on her Honda, outrunning cops on the Beltway.

The Brooklyn gang is getting ready for Saturday night out.

Diddy is being Diddy as usual (probably buying the Transamerica building in SF).

Dealer is, well, who knows what Dealer might be doing - LMAO!

Cindy is probably sitting in the parking lot at Popeye's with a bucket of "spicy" and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

And Lisa is too busy watching the Pro Bowl close-up to make any comments until half time.

Happy Saturday, RI!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

*SallieMae* must be out on her Honda, outrunning cops on the Beltway. lol

Ocho-Ocho I am here. LMAO thanks for the laughs my friend. That last post was classic

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Pulling out the hammer. Smack in the back of Phill damn head. He is really getting under my skin. Shut the hell up.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Pro Bowl? We talkin' 'bout the Pro Bowl???

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

That was my Allen Iverson impersonation.

Mrs. Nate had a day pass which has now extended well into the afternoon. The boy and I are stuck here because it's now raining and she has the car. No phone call, no nothin'. And no Pro Bowl.

Are the Lancers winning?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

Of course we are talking about the Pro Bowl. And you know Dan Snyder is watching too - trying to figure out which UFA to go after first.

My guess is Danny has now targeted Adalius Thomas after seeing that fumble return for a TD. To make that happen, every current Redskin will have to rework his contract again, including Jansen. Should be No Problem! LMAO!

It WOULD be good to see Adalius in the burgundy and gold, especially after the Skins LB play this past year.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

See, Ocho, even the most preposterous suggestions sounds plausible with this front office and owner.

Clements AND Adalius AND Freeney? Sure!

What's weird is I not only can't guess who we'll pick up from the FA market or in the draft, I have absolutely no idea who we're going to cut. Every article or column seems to call it differently. And there are a LOT of dudes we could cut.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Nate you know I am waiting for the Reaper to lay the wood on someone.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, the salary cap isn't going up to $130 million this year.

The score is 14-14; 1 minute left in the first half.

Brees and Ocho-Cinqo have been injured so far.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Cindy is probably sitting in the parking lot at Popeye's with a bucket of "spicy" and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 06:53 PM

Hopefully, it's a screw top bottle. Nothing with a cork really goes with Popeyes.

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Reaper is making his presence known in the Pro Bowl.

I hear that Donnie Edwards definitely will not be returning to San Diego.....could we pick him up relatively cheap? He's older but still good.....

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Hold on... injuries would imply that actual effort is being expended. What's up with that?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

If the Redskins are going to sign any UFAs, they can only cut guys with high salaries and low amortized bonus amounts, or low salary guys with no bonus money. There is no way to take a serious cap hit with dead money for the rest of this decade.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Ocho, that post above about our putative wherabouts on Pro Bowl Saturday was awesome.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:39 PM | Report abuse

There are a few decent Pinot Noirs with screw caps. It is one of those trendy things now in the wine business.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL! Thanks, Nate (and JM earlier) for your kind comments. (By the way, it's half time and Lisa just popped up!) : )

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, Donny Edwards still seems pretty good, even though he is kind of older and slower now. The Bolts just don't want to pay him, I think. He might be a good pick-up if he could be had cheaply, but I think that is unlikely.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 7:44 PM | Report abuse

59 Donnie Edwards. Position: ILB Height: 6-2 Weight: 227 Born: 04/06/1973 College: UCLA NFL Experience: 11.

Posted by: O-O | February 10, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

When a dude's birthday is before mine, I know I'm looking at an NFL old-timer.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Nate -- I actually think that this sort of half-speed game is more dangerous than if everyone were going full blast. Also, half the players haven't played in a month, and it looks like a lot of wings were downed.
Honestly, better to waste our time being amateur GMs than to pay any attention to today's exhibition of American football...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey Lisa. I agree with Ocho-Ocho. Only if he comes cheap.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

The judges would also have accepted the spelling 'Oh-Oh', especially when you were posting about our salary cap.

I hope Cindy is recuperating and not eating Popeye's chicken or boozing it up. (Though we will need a new post soon.) (And the Popeye's reference reminded me of Ricky Bobby. Whatever happened to him and Pub Golf?)

I think we're all coming down with a cold or something. Except the dog. She seems fine.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 7:50 PM | Report abuse

All..I'm just looking for answers for our defense and when I heard Edwards definitely would not be back thought perhaps he would not be asking for a fortune since I'm pretty sure he still wants to play. We certainly need to be careful with our limited salary cap.

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Ricky Bobby was probably arrested for doing his own personalized style of Fed-Ex parking-space painting at night.

Pub Golf is probably still in hiding after posting those Redskin fan pics. (Stalled out?)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Ocho-Ocho LMAO! You know that last post was not right.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

You are right - there probably are some decent UFAs who can be picked up cheaply by the Skins this year, although I am not sure Edwards will be one of them. Older UFAs have little leverage in the market, though, and often they are glad to be signed for the vet minimum.

London Fletcher is another one who the Redskins may be looking at. He may have a year or two left, and he is an experienced MLB.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:06 PM | Report abuse

JM,

I aim to please - LMAO!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Nate

AFC 21
NFC 14

3rd qtr.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Am I losing my mind? If I remember correctly Robert McCune was on our practice squad but was picked up by some other team (Miami?) late in the season. However, he is listed on the Redskin Beach Blitz thing and is still on the Skins website. Did I dream that he left the team?

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, love the creative thinking. We definitely need a lot of that to see our way through the current offseason salary cap crisis (as opposed to the past, oh, eight offseason salary cap crises).

The problem is -- as we've all lamented -- our FO has a knack for picking the wrong dudes, or picking the right dudes at the wrong times.

Ocho, you are rocking the mic today. Game ball for the Pro Bowl, brother.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Welcome back sflancer as well. Golly, it's been a litany of hard times for you lately.

Thank goodness the Pro Bowl is here to take you away, at least televisually, to sunny Hawai'i, where there is never a shortage of rainbows.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Sorry I've been MIA... painting the apartment and getting ready for the girlfriend to move in.

Here's my ILB answer:

David Harris
ILB | (6'2", 239, 4.75) | MICHIGAN
Scouts Grade: 78


Strengths: Possesses a good combination of height and bulk for the position. Extremely sound in terms of recognition skills and reading keys. He is a hard-hitter and reliable open-field tackler. He displays very good quickness and body control. Is fluid in his hips and shows quick change-of-direction skills for his size. Plays with a great motor. He is a reliable tackler in space and also displays a knack for forcing fumbles. He gets a deep drop in zone coverage and shows adequate quickness in that area of the game. Breaks on the ball in front of him quickly and displays the consistent ability to knock passes down at the last second.

Weaknesses: He plays faster than 40-time indicates but his lack of ideal top-end speed will be somewhat limiting at the next level. He has made huge strides in terms of technique but can still improve his hand usage and angles. He does not display great ball skills in coverage. Lacks great instincts as a pass rusher. Gets engulfed at the line of scrimmage too often and does not show the explosive strength to bounce off of blockers. Needs to continue to improve his upper-body power.

Overall: Harris was redshirted in 2002. He appeared in two games in 2003 registering two tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Houston (9/6). Harris saw action in seven games (one start) in 2004 at inside linebacker and on special teams making 10 tackles and one forced fumble. In 2005, he became a starter for the final 11 contests and recorded 88 total tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles. In 2006 he started all 13 games and registered 103 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, four sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble.

A late-bloomer, Harris did not emerge as a starter until his junior season in 2005. We felt Harris was a bit of an underrated prospect heading into 2006 and he made even more strides as a senior. He lacks elite top-end speed and he still has room to improve in terms of his coverage skills. However, Harris is an instinctive defender with good size, strength and quickness. In our opinion, Harris has enough potential to groom as a starter at MLB in a 4-3 scheme or ILB in a 3-4 scheme at the next level, which is why we grade him out as a second-round pick in 2007.

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | February 10, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I am just as embarassed as the rest of you for watching this game.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, in your previous post I thought you were going to say McCune showed up at the Pro Bowl.

I was going to make a joke along the lines: "McCune moves the chains" the announcer says, as on the sideline Robert McCune sets the first down marker where the referee indicates.

Which would have just been mean, and as usual trying way too hard to get a smile out of you lot.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Lisa,

You are correct on McCune - he went to the Dolphins. He has not been signed by the Skins again, that I can see. Maybe it was a prior commitment he made.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Diddy, don't you have better things to do in SF than watch this game? Just biding your time before making another informal survey of those California girls, I hope.

I am not watching the game, I'm watching the blog for reports of people watching the game.

Bucktown... painting the apt and getting ready for the GF to move in... wow, dude, that is big. Is that going to hurt your blog time? We need ya, buddy.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Nice scouting work, Bucktown. Looks like Harris has some good potential. Maybe we can e-mail this info to the Skins' FO.

(Burning a few candles makes the paint smell fade faster.)

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Damn! That's what I was waiting for. The Reaper baby!

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

The Reaper just made the hit of the game.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:21 PM | Report abuse

WOW! Way to go, Sean!!!!

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to tell who the Reaper just laid out - the jersey number paint was obliterated by the impact.

Posted by: O-O | February 10, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Just getting a little lazy time in the hotel before I go out tonight.

BTW, broadcasting the coach-QB mike is awesome. We should get that all year long over the Internets.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Damn the need to show that hit again and again.

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 8:27 PM | Report abuse

I am not embarrassed to be watching the game. My name is Lisa....and I'm a footballaholic (you are all now suppposed to say "Hi Lisa").

I also plan to watch the Pro Skills Show after the game on the NFL Network and I'm looking forward to watching the Scouting Combine.

Yes, I am a sick woman.

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Cover-2 strikes again - Taylor gets sucked in, defense gets burned.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Hi Lisa.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Sick in the best possible way, Lisa.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Hi Lisa.

As Nate has said. Sick in a good way.

Can we see that hit again? lol

Posted by: jm220 | February 10, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

I love the Combine! The grunting weightlifting part is kind of boring. But the drills are fun as heck.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 10, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

So SeanTay makes a great hit followed by a bad gaffe? What is this, his homage to Roy Williams?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:32 PM | Report abuse

JM, I am sure we will see it many more times. It was great in Japanese too!

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

Earlier, Williams and Taylor were standing together and talking. Maybe they were sharing coverage tips?

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Who'd #21 cream? Hopefully someone from the AFC South who we'll play against next year, who can think about that hit all offseason...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

Afc 21
Nfc 14

end of 3rd qtr.

Sadly, I have to check out here - just realized I am missing a key item for the dinner I am cooking.

See you all later. Enjoy the evening.

Posted by: Ocho-Ocho | February 10, 2007 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Nate, please leave my boy alone....I heart Sean Taylor!

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Nate,

It was Brian Moorman, punter for Buffalo Bills.

Bye!

Posted by: O-O | February 10, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I heart #21 as well, Lisa. Want him to be respected by offensive playcallers and feared by ball carriers. I think he's close to that elite status but needs some help in the D backfield to play with the abandon that is his signature.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the updates, everybody. Mrs. Nate is in the house, so I'm off to see the great Merle Haggard perform. Yeeeeee-haw!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 10, 2007 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Bucktown -- you don't find it a bit odd that two Michigan graduates would be recommending the middle of the Michigan defense as the solution?
realistically, I don't think there is a way to get Branch and Harris, but it is one of the few combinations that might work. Earlier, I said something about trading #6 for #12 and #44 (the trade value points just about work); if you make that trade, you have to have 2-3 guys in mind in case someone steals the guy you really want. So -- I'd make my list for #12 Okoye (DT), Anderson (DE), Moses (DE), Pitcock (DT); then with #44 my list would be Harris (MLB), Weddle (FS), Merriweather (FS).
Unfortunately, that's mainly fantasy, because there are only a few teams that would work -- Atlanta, SF, Buffalo, St. Louis, maybe Carolina -- and why do they need that they 'have to' move up?

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 9:36 PM | Report abuse

All right, it's official now; Free Agency has begun! (technically, only the pre-free agency speculation game, but that sounds too boring...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Man I was at work today as well (dispatching for the Transit buses) and didn't even think to check the ol' RI to see my ol' week day friends. Hope y'all enjoyed your saturdays.

I killed a man with a trident.

Posted by: Dorf | February 10, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I killed a man with a trident.

Posted by: Dorf | February 10, 2007 10:12 PM

Remind me to obey the letter of the law at JMU...

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 10, 2007 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Our boy (the Reaper) participated in the Skills Contest at the Pro Bowl....in a competition called the "Open Field." He did not win (Ed Reed was the winner) but he looked really good. I'm so glad to see him getting involved.

Posted by: Lisa | February 10, 2007 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Or should I just not carry a trident?

Posted by: cload and daggar | February 11, 2007 12:14 AM | Report abuse

I swear I tried the Pro Bowl but my sis who is staying with me and who shared in the world's crappiest week thanks to crappy family shti couldn't bear it.

So we caught up on a week's worth of Tivo. Don't know if any of you watch Friday Night Lights. Great show, really well done although how it can last past a season I don't know. I believe the Diddsters made the same observation.

So I'm off to bed - woo 10pm on a Saturday don't be jealous of my crazy night life.

FA season has begun. Did anyone spot Red Lancers One fueling up?

Oh and by the way - Wade effin Phillips? I mean I suppose he'll sprinkle the fairy dust and magic will happen but seriously? I'll probably eat my words I know but is JJ just filling time and space a la Campo hiring?

Posted by: sflancer | February 11, 2007 1:17 AM | Report abuse

They Might Be Giants: Here come the ABC's

Outstanding! I put this on my amazon wish list on JLaC's recommendation, and lo and behold Lavar's momma got it for his birthday (a grand old 29 today). We've only listened to it once and it's already addictive. I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough to listen to it. Good recommendation JLaC!

Posted by: Lavar Walt Calrk | February 11, 2007 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Blog too heavy... must have... new thread...

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 11, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Happy birthday, LWC!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/NASCAR/longterm/2006/nascargibbs11.html

Joe Gibbs Racing is off to a good start for '07. It's just the first of about 130 points and exhibition races on the schedule, but this bodes well for the Lancers, because the better his race teams do, the less Joe may feel the need to pay attention when we need him focused on the football team in his life. I think.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 11, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Today is the day Gilbert drops 50+ on the Trail Blazers, right? I hope he gets 70. No conscience.

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | February 11, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Glad to see that someone else appreciates "Friday Night Lights".

Jeff Zucker (the new CEO of NBC, and the old head of programming) has stated publicly that he is committed to "quality television", specifically naming "Friday Night Lights", "Studio 60", and "30 Rock". I suspect 2 out of those 3 low-rated but really good series will be back next season (my money's on FNL and 30 Rock). I believe I've commented on it before, but the return to television of some of film's best writers has really turned NBC around.

BTW, everyone should watch "Friday Night Lights" and bask in what is a rarity these days: compelling, interesting drama with extraordinarily well-defined and well-written characters, a really interesting verite film style, and a solid anchor in Kyle Chandler as Coach Taylor.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 11, 2007 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have a clip of the Sean Taylor explosion? It's almost unfair and over the line. Almost. I mean, it was a punter... and it's the pro bowl, but hey, its the NFL, and when you take the ball in your hands, you can expect to get smacked. Nice to see said punter get up and go check in with Taylor, as if Taylor cared though. BTW, I love the idea of Taylor on special teams. I liked all season seeing starters out there on punt and kickoff coverage going down, making plays and exploding people up.

I couldn't give a rats tail about Joe Gibbs Racing. If they don't figure out a winning formula for the REDSKINS, I hope he gets bounced like everyone else. The more and more into this tenure, the more I wish we still had Marty. Snyder's single most hugest mistake of this ownership.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 11, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

The wife and I love FNL and watch it religiously...superbly written and well acted. It realistically captures small town high school angst in a genuine way w/out being totally cliche. The verite style Diddy mentioned really brings you along for the ride. There's been less on the field sequences recently but hopefully they get back to that.

30 Rock just keeps getting funnier...I can only hope wonderboy at the Peacock keeps these two gems around and doesn't get into shuffling their air dates...so many good shows have been killed by execs playing that game.

Been on a major throwback this weekend and can't stop listening to The Stone Roses self titled LP...amazing. Where did good music go?

Mrs Hayes did turn me on to 'The Shout Out Louds'...who I think are from Sweden and are pretty damn good. I'm usually quick to dismiss the more contemporary rock of the independent variety as fashion rock but these guys are worth a download.

Later today...Pan's Labrynth...Duke vs MD...then the main event We Jam Econo...(Minutemen doc). Go terps! Go Agent Zero!

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | February 11, 2007 12:40 PM | Report abuse

The hilarity of my week (also titled, "chicks, they're nuts"):

- Thursday, I have dinner with an ex who announces that she's getting married. Afterwards, I go to a restaurant to meet up with my (hot) upstairs neighbor for drinks. She's there before me and is chatting with ANOTHER one of my ex's, who just happened to drop in. Lovely. I then get a text from a girl who says to me, "we should stop seeing one another." To which my reply was, "I didn't think we were seeing each other now." How do you get dumped without dating someone? I drank to excess out of habit.

- Friday, I go to a bar in SF and have dinner. After eating, I look up and am surrounded by hot porn-star looking people. Turns out: they're all hot porn stars. You'd think (bangbros, feel free to jump in here) porn stars are really cool to meet. Not so much. Reality distorts the fantasy, unfortunately. I did not ask why they had ventured out of the Valley to come to NorCal. I think they were filming "on location".

- Saturday, I go to another bar where I run into not one, not two, but THREE chicks who gave me their number, I called, and they never called me back. Guess what? They're all still single. SHOCKING! So I casually explain to them the notion of acting like a bloody adult and returning phone calls. I get their phone numbers again. Like a Pavlov dog, I will call back.

- Saturday late night, I'm slightly tipsy and fumbling around with some chick in my hotel room when I get a call from the girl who dumped me before dating me. Turns out she's drunk and wants to come over. Sadly, I am not in Seattle, I am in SF. She hangs up on me. I get back to plying my trade.

That's the highly unglamorous life I lead.

Flight is about to board here at awesome SFO. Hopefully the incompetent fcukwits at the TSA and United Airlines don't lose my luggage.

BTW, all US airports stink. But if I had to choose two places to be stuck on a layover, it would be SFO and Reagan. Lots of food, T-Mobile wireless, and a great wine store make SFO a real charmer, while the view from Reagan is priceless.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 11, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

It's National Airport...Please, lets not insult such a nice airport by calling it Reagan.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 11, 2007 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I only have space in my brain for one loony toons story at a time. It's getting pretty hard to juggle Astronut and Anna Nicole. I'm getting them all confused, to a point where the thought of Anna Nicole in a diaper is becoming something of a turn-on.

I think I need to get back on the Zoloft.

Posted by: P Diddy | February 11, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Duly noted, and I'm with you monkalicious :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | February 11, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I almost forgot...I picked up a sweet Ricky Ervins throwback jersey this weekend for $75...totally authetic. For my Brooklyn homies, there's this sketchy character in Park Slope who calls himself 'Jersey Bob'...

'Jersey Bob' opens shop on random weekends out of the white 'commercial space for lease' garage on 5th Ave between Berkeley and Lincoln in Park Slope and has new authentic NFL jerseys for 1/3 the usual prices. I've picked up throwback Portis, Monk and Ervins jerseys from him in the last few months.

If you have one that you're after specifically, he'll try and track it down for you...though I think it mostly comes down to whatever he can steal off of the Modell's delivery truck.

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | February 11, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I have the clip and I thought it was hilarious. The only thing more hilarious than the smackdown, itself, was how CBS kept replaying the hit, then showing the Japanese dudes in the press box and how they reacted to it. Too funny. LOL

Maybe it's just me, but if I was ST, I would have probably been thinking of stopping that first down as the potential difference making $20,000 and $40,000 for the day. So, I would have tried to knock the ball carrier's block off too, be he punter, running back, or one of the almost skirt-wearing quarterbacks of the league.

Did the NFL ever consider that perhaps the fans don't care much about the Pro Bowl because the players treat it as less than a real football game? ST bringing the pain like he always does was a refreshing sight for my eyes.

Posted by: JustMe | February 11, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

when it comes to that fine airport across the river...I can't bring myself to mutter the 'R' word either

Posted by: Jeff Hayes | February 11, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Saw that Taylor hit on Sportcenter this morning. Hopefully that will be a weekly thing in '07 to go along with several picks to bring him up to the Ed Reed/B-Dawk status of safeties where he belongs.

Posted by: cdubb | February 11, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I witnessed the name change as I rode the yellow line to work everyday. I gaged as signage went up.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 11, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

I witnessed the name change as I rode the yellow line to work everyday. I gaged as signage went up.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 11, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

When Taylor plays like Reed and Dawkins, he will have that status.

Posted by: monkalicious | February 11, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor's hit made the #1 play on Sports Center.

On the NFL Network, they were talking about it and jokingly said that Sean had a chance to put a good hit on Reggie Wayne but did not do so since Wayne is a former Hurricane.

Marshall Faulk said he tried to talk to Sean about the "hit" and Sean told him "I can't talk about it - it was the punter."

Posted by: Lisa | February 11, 2007 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Hey gang! I posted a new comment!

Posted by: Cindy | February 11, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

A Portis "throwback"? What is that - a Denver Bronco's jersey?

Posted by: Huh? | February 11, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Walt - That CD gets in your head, huh? Who put the alphapbet, in alphabetical order? That stuff rocks. Chloe loves that Cd, and so do I.
Stone Roses is great stuff.
Friday Night Lights is quality TV. The wife actually likes it more than I do, but it is very well crafted, a real cadence to the story telling. Top notch. 30 rock kills me, too, though I always forget when it's on.

Posted by: Jason La Canfora | February 12, 2007 9:30 PM | Report abuse

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