Sunday, January 14, 2007

Things that don't suck: Nice surprises

Hey, at least we get to know the ending to these shows - too bad they couldn't have done this for Invasion.
While at TCA, [ABC Entertainment President] Mr. McPherson also said that freshman dramas "The Nine" and "Six Degrees," which were pulled from the schedule earlier this season, will likely return to finish their runs before May. But "Day Break" will only be available
For anyone interested, Day Break was a great show. Taye Diggs should be an action star, he was great in that.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Things that suck: Stirring the pot

Brian McGrory is a moron. He's crying like a little baby today, making something out of nothing. All year long, Bill Belichick has endured a lot of unseemly media attention - his kid's smoking pot, he's committing adultery, he's feuding with Eric at the end of the game, when he pushed the camera guy out of his way...could anyone blame him? Of course, McGrory looks at this a bit differently:
Belichick, in that brief instant in Foxborough, went after a guy's livelihood. He shoved a piece of metal equipment perilously close to Davis's eye. There's not a single member of the Globe's star-studded stable of photographers who hasn't been jostled while doing the job, but usually it's by some self-important minion, not by the big man himself.

All he did was push the guy out of his way. Quit making it out to be more than it was, you sissy.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Things that don't suck: Grudge matches

Week 2: New England 24, New York 17
Week 10: New York 17, New England 14
Week 18: ?

This is going to be a great football game, even if my Jets lose. I know one thing: regardless of the outcome, I'm making chili, and I'm drinking cold beer on Sunday.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Things that don't suck: David slaying Goliath

I love Boise State this morning.

For those who haven't seen it - last night's Fiesta Bowl - Boise State (12-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-3) - was the greatest football game ever played.

Boise State, a huge underdog coming into the game, took a 14-0 lead after the first 94 seconds - basically telling the Sooners, okay, we're for real, let's tango. OU comes back in the second half, ties up the game at 28-28, and with a minute to go in the game, they intercept a pass and take it in for the lead, 35-28. Everyone in the stadium is deflated...then with 14 seconds to go in the game, Boise comes back out and runs a 55-yard hook & ladder play - WR catches, starts cutting across the field, dishes to another WR running the opposite direction. Tie game, 35-35.

So that brings us to OT. Each team gets a shot at the endzone from the 25. OU unleashes The Freak, Adrian Peterson, who scores on a 25-yard TD run. Extra point: good. OU up 42-35. Boise comes out and runs a play on 4th and 2 - they put the QB in motion as a WR, and the RB throws the TD - making it 42-41. And instead of taking the chip shot, an automatic extra point to send it to 2OT...David finds the stone to slay Goliath:

It was by far the best football game I've ever seen, college, pro, or otherwise.