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Cooley's Idol thoughts

If you were trying to call Chris Cooley Tuesday night and had a difficult time getting through, there's a reason: He was busy texting in his "American Idol" vote.

"I think I voted or text-messaged 20 times last night," Cooley said. "It may be pretty lame, but I sat with my wife, voted and did my part."

The winner of the televised singing competition will be revealed Wednesday night, but Cooley and his wife, Christy, have been in the bag for Lee DeWyze since early in the season. Watching the show is a weekly ritual for the couple.

"Christy is die hard. But I watch it with her," he said. "If I miss it and someone's good or something happens, she'll TiVo it and make me watch it the next day."

The final performances were on Monday night and the final-round voting
will be revealed Wednesday, along with the winner.
.
"[Christy] was really nervous for him last night. I don't know if Lee did that good, so she was nervous," Cooley said. "I was like, 'Sweetie, it's just a TV show'."

Cooley explained that his small household drastically changed its voting philosophy this year.

"We've been watching for a few years, so we decided you have to pick someone early and vote for just them. You can't spread your votes," Cooley said. "The first couple of years, we spread them out and people we liked were getting knocked out. We were like, 'shoot, we can't give him and him and him all votes.' So we consolidated. We went with Lee."

By Rick Maese  |  May 26, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
 
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Comments

More Cooley news, please. What did he have for breakfast?

Posted by: PDiddy | May 26, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

"did my part"

Right, since this televised competition requires a sacrifice from each and every one of us... voting for American Idol is, in so many ways, akin to planting a Victory Garden during WWII.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 26, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Why in Gods creation would I care about this drivel. When I go to RI I expect Redskin news,not who a player voted for on a stupid TV show!!!!

Posted by: rustyd1212 | May 26, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

new low in fluff pieces?

ugh.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

On Moss, Goodell will go to the mat on it. Its not just Moss -- the doc had a client list that went beyond one guy. Plus, do you really think Goodell wants a precedent where someone likely used hgh and got away with it?

The doc will plea bargain (no jail time) -- and once that occurs, he'll be free to talk to Goodell without any legal risk.

So Moss will get questioned by the commish. The commish gives him 3 choices. "Cooperate and you get suspended 2 games. Don't cooperate and if I find out you did get hgh, you get an 8 game suspension. Lie to me and you lose a season."

End of the day, Moss will be smart to cut his losses.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

What is Cooley's favorite color?

Posted by: RiggoisDrunk | May 26, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Check out Haynesworth's baby mama.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20006038-504083.html

Why does he look like a soft teddy bear in the photo?

Posted by: Copious1 | May 26, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

My sisters and mother are all over this show-I tell'em I can't see how anybody can watch that sh*t ( to which they reply, "I can't see how you can watch sports!!")..

As for Albert, a strong sex drive and a strong hunger are signs of a strong LIFE-FORCE (Legalize Now!!), good symptoms of a healthy individual...He may have gotten played by some ho to get paid, but he's innocent in his ignorance...Let's see how he does in the months ahead, I know a lot of people want his head on a stick to set as an example, but the 'Skins shan't find a betta Destroyah or Berzekah in the months ahead..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Check out Haynesworth's baby mama.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20006038-504083.html

Why does he look like a soft teddy bear in the photo?

Posted by: Copious1

such a cute couple. I'm sure she cared a lot about the size of his ... wallet

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Shanny talking to the AP:

"I sat down and talked to Santana today and went through a bunch of situations that have happened to him," Shanahan said. "And I feel really good about where he's at. I feel real good that he'll be, I don't know if 'vindicated' is the word, but when people find out all the facts, everything will be OK."

It is sad when WaPo's beat reporters are scooped by the AP.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I like us having a little quick guy that can work in space...look at Sproles...granted he's 20lbs heavier, but I'm sure if we keep this dude, we can add some muscle to him.

Posted by: impervious99 | May 26, 2010 5:24 PM

right, thought Sproles was much heavier than Banks, and looks like WaPo quietly fixed the mistake after I noted this earlier.

original post: "At 5 feet 7 and 170 pounds, Banks is dwarfed by his teammates..."

corrected post: "At 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds, Banks is dwarfed by his teammates..."

Banks seems to have a chance, but holy cow is he small... by comparison, Sproles is in the range of 180 lbs.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah , Banks needs the "Anti-Jenny Craig" diet..maybe some hgh...But , the NFL can put 20-30 lbs on a man in a year or two, let's see what happens..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Cooley enjoys long walks in the park, karaoke, and the VHI show What Chilli Wants.

Posted by: MadeRED | May 26, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

... but holy cow is he small... by comparison, Sproles is in the range of 180 lbs.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 5:39 PM |

And I bet your wiffie is real heiffer. Look who's talking.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Yeah , Banks needs the "Anti-Jenny Craig" diet..maybe some hgh...But , the NFL can put 20-30 lbs on a man in a year or two, let's see what happens..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2010 5:44 PM |

He should talk to that former Kansas FB coach Mark Mangino. He cured himself of anorexia.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

GAK! Did Cooley just jump the shark?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 26, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

GAK! Did Cooley just jump the shark?

Posted by: chrislarry | May 26, 2010 5:53 PM |

We now say "jump the Sharks".

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

And I bet your wiffie is real heiffer. Look who's talking.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 5:45 PM

she's smaller than Banks, if that's what you mean.

yours? or do you have a girlfriend yet?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I guess I really haven't missed much

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 26, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

More Cooley news, please. What did he have for breakfast?

Posted by: PDiddy | May 26, 2010 5:09 PM

PFT says Cooley was holding for field goals today ... not that you'd hear about that up here.

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

???

Can we have an AH non-update?

A poll?

A guest column by JLa ripping Vinny C?

ANYTHING BUT THIS???

Posted by: p1funk | May 26, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

PFT says Cooley was holding for field goals today ... not that you'd hear about that up here.

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2010 6:15 PM

heard about it on the last thread.

not sure what to make of it. a little zoned out right now, can't remember if we had problems with place-holding last year.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Correction: I see that the previous thread mentioned that Cooley held for kicks.

Then I read about how peeps would rather have Rex Grossman hold than the punter.

Then I decided I should log out.

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

can't remember if we had problems with place-holding last year.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:20 PM

It doesn't really matter. The entire group of specialists has been fired.

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse


The way Shanny and Daniels have been talking it looks like they think Moss has a pretty good chance of being in the clear. I don't think they'd be saying some of the things they did if Moss talked to them behind closed doors and said he's guilty and that he anticipates a suspension.

In an instance like this the PED policy is actually Moss's ally b/c it limits Goodell being able to act unilaterally and puts the burden on Goodell to comply with it properly.

Plea bargain or no, I don't know why Galea would talk to Goodell and spill the beans on his clients. He's a doc; he probably thought what he was doing was OK; Goodell is no friend/ally to him but would only serve to further sully his reputation by suspending players that were associated with him.

As things stand, Moss has some good cards to play. Unless some substantial new info comes out, a steady diet of "No comment" and "I didn't know" are in order.

We'll see if it changes.

Posted by: p1funk | May 26, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Check out Haynesworth's baby mama.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20006038-504083.html

Posted by: Copious1 | May 26, 2010 5:33 PM


That's Grade A MILF right there...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

He's a doc; he probably thought what he was doing was OK

Posted by: p1funk | May 26, 2010 6:24 PM

agreed on most everything you've said on this topic, except that one.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

That's Grade A MILF right there...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:25 PM

hmmm... she looks kind of plastic and fakey to me.

but whatever gets you off, I suppose.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

PFT says Cooley was holding for field goals today ...

Posted by: dcsween | May 26, 2010 6:15 PM


After seeing Ochocinco kick an extra point and send the ensuing kickoff fairly deep, I have no qualms about Cooley holding. Hell, after that "swinging gate" shibacle, I'm pretty sure I'd be alright with Clinton Portis filling the hole at FS (provided he learns to stop leading with his shoulder, that is)...

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

...corrected post: "At 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds, Banks is dwarfed by his teammates..."

Banks seems to have a chance, but holy cow is he small... by comparison, Sproles is in the range of 180 lbs.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 5:39


Dude, Banks must have BULKED UP to 150 lbs. Check out his bio in Wiki, they have him listed at 142 lbs. I just wonder if that was before dinner or after...

Posted by: Alan4 | May 26, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

hmmm... she looks kind of plastic and fakey to me.

but whatever gets you off, I suppose.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:30 PM


Her lips look a bit artificial now that you mention it, but she's still pretty hot. I'd love to see what the body's like...pre-pregnancy, of course.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

As for Albert, a strong sex drive and a strong hunger are signs of a strong LIFE-FORCE ..

Posted by: frak | May 26, 2010 5:36 PM |

Appears to me the dud would rather fork than fight.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Appears to me the dud would rather fork than fight.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:40 PM |

See there is double meaning hidden here in the verb fork. Taken literally forking means eating, which AH does well. Taken not so literally it can be seen as a means of evading the profanity police, as in mortar forking, which happens a lot in the construction trades.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

This just in: Casey Rabach intends to see "Sex in the City: 2" with his wife next week...keep it locked for his thoughts.

Posted by: MadeRED | May 26, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Dude, Banks must have BULKED UP to 150 lbs. Check out his bio in Wiki, they have him listed at 142 lbs. I just wonder if that was before dinner or after...

Posted by: Alan4 | May 26, 2010 6:35 PM

yep, he's small either way. the original WaPo citation @ 170 lbs had me hugely confused.

so if Banks has already put on something approaching 10 lbs in the past year, how much bigger can he get w/out PEDs and such? or maybe he doesn't need to be bigger?

others here have argued that he'll be ok *if* he doesn't get hit, and presumably speed matters for that purpose.

but still... wow.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

once again, sex for free proves more expensive than sex for money.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2010 11:54 AM

Co-sign. A few years back, I had this single co-worker who used to make monthly trips to Las Vegas. He was a regular. I used to think he was wierd, but I'm now convinced dude was brilliant. Just put it in a monthly budget... no child support, no alimony, no fighting that spoils the mood.... and you can trade-in at no additional cost!


Posted by: Alan4 | May 26, 2010 6:44 PM |

Posted by: Alan4 | May 26, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Her lips look a bit artificial now that you mention it, but she's still pretty hot. I'd love to see what the body's like...pre-pregnancy, of course.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:37 PM

she's probably a beautiful person underneath all the garbage makeup... and we'll probably see the photos you're looking for in due course.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

hmmm... she looks kind of plastic and fakey to me.

but whatever gets you off, I suppose.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:30 PM

Her lips look a bit artificial now that you mention it, but she's still pretty hot. I'd love to see what the body's like...pre-pregnancy, of course.

Posted by: brownwood26 | May 26, 2010 6:37 PM |

It sounds to me like you two are talking about an SNL skit prop.

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth's baby mama was hired by Bruce Allen. Haynesworth is gonna give back some of that money one way or another dangit!!

Posted by: MadeRED | May 26, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:40 PM

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:44 PM

btw, jokes aren't that clever if you have to explain them.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, moo if Banks bulks up to 170 he'll almost certainly be trading in some speed, and then he becomes just a guy. And a small one at that.

He would be gaining nearly 20% of his current body weight... like a 200 lb guy going up to 240.

Posted by: Alan4 | May 26, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

So Moss will get questioned by the commish. The commish gives him 3 choices. "Cooperate and you get suspended 2 games. Don't cooperate and if I find out you did get hgh, you get an 8 game suspension. Lie to me and you lose a season."

End of the day, Moss will be smart to cut his losses.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 26, 2010 5:31 PM |

Makes sense. Shanny saying he won't be suspended is more a statement of he stands up for his players than an accurate prediction of an outcome

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

beeps for a small morsel of real information.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: CrimeScene | May 26, 2010 6:44 PM

btw, jokes aren't that clever if you have to explain them.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 6:54 PM |

Especially when not prompted.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | May 26, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until TE Davis runs this blabbermouth outta the Redskins.

Posted by: dmlopez1 | May 26, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until TE Davis runs this blabbermouth outta the Redskins.

Posted by: dmlopez1

Really? My severe hatred for AI aside, I love it that he isnt some cookie cutter athlete and has opinions, is fun ny, speaks his mind...I love colorful characters on a team.

Posted by: chrislarry | May 26, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

wow, nothing football related at all.

Posted by: BMACattack | May 26, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

tried talking about Banks, but admittedly that's small fry stuff.

not much else going on dude.

and I'm not supposed to be here anyway.

the season awaits.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 26, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Texting to American Idol?

That is gay. I wouldn't text American Idol if fking Elivs Presley came out on there.

As a matter of fact, I wouldn't watch American Idol if it was the only thing on TV, which it is.

I put it up there with Twilight. If you're watching it, and you're not a 13 year old girl, you should turn off your TV and do some serious soul searching.

Cooley's wife seems like she needs to go read a book or something. I'm finally understanding why people NEVER learn anything...

T fking V.

turn it the fk off. Are you kidding me?

American fking Idol?

Grown fking man.

Unbelievable.

"And then, she made me watch the Smurfs, and Smurfette was there, and Brainy Smurf and Papa Smurf had devised a plan..."

W T Fking F?

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 27, 2010 5:50 AM | Report abuse

I have other questions. How often to Chris and his wife (cuckoo!) Does she like to (cuckoo his cuckoo)?
Pleas follow up on this. I am sure I am not the only one who wants to know this especially since his wife is such a fox.

Posted by: chopin224 | May 27, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

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