Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obama and the manufactured crisis

I stated in an earlier blog that I wondered if Obama would get away with things George Bush couldn't. Or, didn't. Glen Beck made an excellent point of this on a recent show. He read several headlines in which he replaced Obama's name with Bush'. I'm doing this from memory, but they went something like this:

Bush administration takes control of census.

Bush orders millions for overseas abortion

Bush increases troop level in Afghanistan with no debate or timetable.

Bush budget triples debt.

You get the idea. There's no question he'd be crucified. In fact, it this out of control, non debate spending that got many republicans booted from office, and may have well cost McCain the election. It's astonishing to watch. Yet, many seem to be OK with this. Especially on the left. Why? Because it's Obama.

Bush' tax cuts were constantly railed on as "tax cuts for the rich". Yet, Obama is providing what can only be called welfare for banks, the auto industry, and mortgage companies. Again, this seems to be OK.

As a six year old would respond though . . . why?

One of the issues the left had with Bush is that he used terrorism to his advantage to pass the Patriot Act. Many felt that Bush was completely out of control violating portions of the Constitution that protect civil liberties and personal and property rights. That he used scare tactics so as to allow himself to declare war, kill innocents, torture, imprison, and spy and wiretap at his own discretion. All outside the boundaries of law and civil liberties. Of course, the conspiracy nuts claim Bush orchestrated the whole 911 event. All so he could declare war, go after oil, secure contracts for Haliburton, and spy on everyone.

Huh. But, I thought he was the dumbest President ever. Which one is it? More than that, though, what was his gain? It will be interesting to see if Obama reverses any of THOSE practices.

Anyway. Now we come to Obama and the economic "crisis". Now, I don't mean to minimalize the economic situation. However you think we got to where we are . . . we're here. I think the question is, though, how bad is it that we need to take such enormous steps, and so quickly, to try and fix it?

I'll admit. I'm a market guy. I think much of our mess is due to simply not letting market forces work they way they should naturally. When government subsidizes, regulates, and over taxes certain market sectors, natural market becomes unbalanced and problems occur. The auto industry is a good example. We cannot continue to pour money in to a failing business model. That makes no sense. Rail is another. If it cannot self sustain, if no one uses it, why bother?

So, what do we really need to do to turn the economy around? Well, there's a huge difference of opinion there. For people who like to remind us of the Clinton years, I would remind them that his policy also included tax cuts. That it wasn't just spending. Besides, republicans had control of Congress and nothing too extreme was likely to be allowed.

Remember Emmanuel's comment? "Never let a serious crisis go to waste"? Enter Cloward and Piven. If the left can be as moronic as to suggest Bush orchestrated the 911 attacks, then I'm here to say Obama, Emmanuel, and others, are using, hyping the economic situation for their own gain. For a very interesting read, go here.

More than interesting, it's scary. Particularly when you look at Obama's past and his associations and how things lead up to today.

The problem, too, is that people are buying into Obama's solution. How many times have we heard that Obama is going to "buy me that house" or car, or get that job?

This is a dangerous time we're in.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Oscars Part 2

I figured now would be a good time to catch up on my Oscar opinions . . . while Obama is making some "historic" speech. Oh, don't worry. I've DVR'ing it and can hear it the background. I just can't sit there and listen for an hour. Doesn't matter who it is.

Anyway . . .

As far as fashion goes, it went with the show over all . . . badly. Never before have I seen so many poor choices in both dress and makeup. Lots of strapless. And I'm not a fan of strapless. A few weren't too bad. Notably, Angelina Jolie. She looked much better than the last time we saw her wearing some frock. Natalie Portman looked great. Amy Adams, too. All three had strapless dresses that were fitted well and looked glamorous. Hated Angie's hair, though. There were a few women with that swept high style. Bleech.

Worst dressed. Heidi Klum and her Jetson's outfit. Jessica Biel who wrapped a bed sheet around herself for the evening. Sarah Parker. While the dress itself wasn't bad, her boobs looked ridiculous. Jacked up and pushed under her arms. Not good. Plus she looked like a cocker spaniel with that hair. Marisa Tomei wore her wedding dress. A few women wore mermaid style gowns . . . yuk. Tilda Swinton, Sophia Loren, Meryl Streep . . . all bad. Nicole Kidman wore something that looked like it was sprouting. And Sharon Stone showed up in some see through number that screamed "I'm old and pathetic! Look at me!"

My girl, Jen Anniston . . . underwhelming. Hated her hair.

I'm not sure what to call what Reese Witherspoon had on . . . other than lame.

Worst dressed though . . . Whoopi Goldberg. Looked like she was going to a sleep over at the Jungle Book. Wow.

I could literally go on and on. The economic slump hit hollywood as many had to obviously let their stylists go.

It's easier to name the best dressed. While not a big fan of asymmetrical, Freida Pinto looked great. I loved the color and style. It suited her well. Hair and makeup, all perfect. Gorgeous. Anne Hathaway. Almost perfect. I think straps would have worked better, but that's my bias. She looked awesome. A necklace might have helped. Halle Berry. In spite of having a mermaid style, strapless gown, she looked great. Hair and makeup, perfect.

Best dressed? Most people hated it. I looked and looked . . . and wanted to hate it. Not for any particular reason. Just seemed like I should. Miley Cyrus. I thought she looked great. Very different, interesting dress. Yes, it was very layered, but I thought for her age and the event . . . and compared to what everyone else wore, she looked fantastic.

Honorable mention . . . Tina Fey. I like Tina but feel she tries too much too often with her showing off her breasts all the time. For the Oscars, all she had to do was lose the shoulder pads. Didn't need them. Plus, they're so last year. Great fit, cute hair. She looked great.

As I said, though, the bad out numbered the good. By a huge margin. Even the men didn't score well. More on that later.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscars 2009 Part 1

My initial reaction? And they wonder why viewership is down. The show just sucked. Where was Jack? There are reports that some "stars" were brought in through a back door entrance so that when they presented it was the first time anyone saw what they were wearing. This irked the paps covering the red carpet. Can't say as I blame them. Why wouldn't a designer want all the exposure they can get? Plus, I didn't see anything that warranted being "kept secret".

Hugh Jackman. Poor Hugh Jackman. I thought his opening was . . . brave. It had moments both good and bad. The rest of the night he was an accessory. I'm convinced now more than ever that a host just isn't needed.

No real surprises with the awards. Though, Penelope Cruz was probably the least deserving.

The funniest moments were Seth Rogan and James Franco talking about the various movies. And, Ben Stiller poking BIG fun at Joaquin Phoenix's appearance on Letterman last week. Even Natalie Portman couldn't keep a straight face.

But, criminy . . . for all the talent that does exist in Hollywood, can't they put a watchable Oscars show on?

More later.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Brett Favre . . . I told you so.

OK. This is old. But, I'm finally getting around to a few topics I've been wanting to comment on. And Brett's one of them.

"Part of me coming back last year, I have to admit now, was sticking it to Ted (Thompson),''

Remember, Brett told Greta he had just retired too early. And that when he tried to engage in talks with the Packers all he heard were crickets. That wasn't true, of course, and the drama ensued.

Seems now, everything the Packers said was true, and it was Brett who was doing the lying. All because of his ego.

Brett wanted Moss badly. What a nice statement that is to Driver, Jennings, and Franks . . . and others. Not only that, but he put himself above the team thinking he knew better than anyone else what the Packers should do.

As did his shenanigans throughout the process. Brett didn't give one rip about Aaron Rodgers. It was all about what Brett wanted. A spoiled little boy throwing a tantrum.

Finally, what a nice slap in the face to the Jets. "Well, I just went out with you so I could make my old girlfriend jealous."

Trying to stick it to Ted and all he managed to do was waste a season for the Jets, and severely tarnish his reputation. He could have gone out a hero. A true legend. Now he'll be forever remembered as a Diva. Spoiled, self absorbed, selfish, and thinking he could do it all.

Nice season, Brett.

Well, I told you so. I said Brett had no intention of playing for the Packers this past season. That he was doing everything he could to essentially be fired so he could do what he wanted. The Packers played their hand perfectly.

You lost, Brett. In a big way.

Who needs pitbulls?

It's all fun and games, until somebody gets hurt.

I don't know what to think about the chimp attack on Charla Nash. Certainly, it's horrific and I only hope she pulls through as best one can considering the injuries.

Of course, all the attention has shifted to the chimp . . . and its owner. We've learned that the owner sat down to dinner with Travis sharing the finest food, sipped wine together, took baths together, snuggled and slept together.

That's weird.

But, is it? I've read about some pretty strange cat and dog owners. My sister did a story on some bird owners that could match levels on the kook meter.

It IS different, though. A chimp isn't a domesticated animal. Sure, they can be trained, and seem to have a degree of intelligence. They also live in family-type units in the wild so it's easy to understand how a chimp could acclimate to the situation.

To a point.

We're not talking about a hedgehog here. Not even a spider monkey. This is a 200 pound, incredibly strong . . . wild animal. It's one thing to acclimate a chimp to be around humans such that they can be trained for movies and such, but quite another to think they can be domesticated like a dog. How often have these sorts of stories turned out badly? There's likely not a zoologist in the world that would recommend a wild animal as a pet. The risks are simply too great.

As Charla Nash horrifically found out.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


It's one thing to watch the rich and famous fall from grace. Whether it be auto accidents, drunken behavior, drugs, rehab, walking around a neighborhood naked in the middle of the night . . . it's nice to know that in the life of these narsisists, there's actual reality. I don't understand the Jerry Springer mentality, though. What is it about people that so many of them are drawn to society's losers? The other question to ask . . . why would people willingly prove exhibit themselves as the losers?

It seems a trend.

Partially, I suppose, because it works. The bigger loser, idiot you are, the more famous you can become. Clearly it's become a shortcut for many to success. Sadly.

So it is with octomom. There's a chance she'll "cash in" on her idiocy. Estimates are that she'll make 1.5 million from her "exclusive" interviews and photos. I don't get it. Why would a network pay to interview a loser? Why do they pay millions for celebrity baby pictures? Partially because people will watch, and buy the story. That's pathetic. But hers is a more troubling story.

You may have noticed I'm a daddy. I have a wonderful daughter. My wife and I settled on one partially because of age, and partially because of expense. We talked about it. We talked about being parents and providing for our child. We didn't have a child just for the sake of having a family. It was a serious decision that we made together.

Now, perhaps we were extreme. Married people have kids. It's almost part of the deal. Point is, for us, we took the role of becoming a parent seriously. We wanted to be sure we were in a good place in our lives to bring a child in to the world.

Not so with octotard. No job. No husband. No plan. There's also good chance she's a few dominos short of a Mexican Train, if you know what I mean. How did people allow her to go ahead with what she did?

Octotard may have been the last straw, though. There's been a huge backlash over her story. One PR firm that was ready to represent her pulled out amid death threats and angry emails. Her 15 minutes might be up.

But, I'm torn. She's an idiot, to be sure. But now there are 14 children in need of care and love. Even if she does manage to cash in, will any of these children get the parenting they need? The love and attention? The nurturing? The guidance of a parent? They're already at a disadvantage not having a father. How can she manage to raise these children properly?

She can't. What she did is reprehensible. To purposely bring that many children in to the world with NO MEANS WHATSOEVER . . . or with the hope she can cash in . . . is not just questionable. It's immoral, irresponsible, and unjust.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My daughter's 9th birthday bash

I've often said that my daughter can have anything she wants. This is due mostly to her "treating her daddy beyond what a daddy should expect from a daughter" behavior, being a good student, and being a good person. We don't spoil her. She actually has few wants. Trying to find out what she's wanted for Christmas and her birthday the past couple of years has been difficult. She doesn't want anything!

So, when she wanted a "spa" birthday party for her friends, there was no hesitation from us. We're not one to simply go to Chucky Cheese to begin with, but if this required some extra on our part, Jamie would get it.

And she did. Eight friends from school for a birthday party, spa night, and sleep over. We had the whole party planned out according to a loose schedule. There was food, of course, a mini snowman building gallery, crafts, bingo, nail painting, massage, music and dance, and other games. Everything turned out great. The girls had fun, we had fun, it was a huge success.

It will be tough to follow this up year after year. But, given Jamie's good nature and appreciation for such things, we'll certainly do out best. I can't post pictures without parent consent so I'll just sow you what the food table looked like:

Jamie's mini snowman:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Today's Babes

It's Friday the 13th and we're, fittingly, about to have the worst piece of socialist agenda shoved down our throats. So, today is a multiple listing. I may even update it throughout the day.

A little tribute for the recent news Caughill gave us, Thora Birch.

Lena Heady. Just because.

Katy Perry for her Grammy win:

In honor of ER's last season, Paraminder Nagra:

I'm sure they'll be more. Happy Friday, everyone!

A couple more. One from ER, one from Hill Street Blues.

Linda Cardellini:

Amy Brenneman

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Drinking Right

After the every Drinking Right, a monthly meeting of conservative bloggers and such . . . every second Tuesday at Papa's Social Club . . . my wife asks, "what did you talk about?"

Well, since I've been going (about 6 or 7 months now) we talk about a lot of things . . . except politics. Sports, Idol, 24, kids, geek stuff . . . a lot of geek stuff . . . personal anecdotes, blogging, news, and some politics. Occasionally, some local political type will show up to talk about . . . everything but politics.

And so it was this past Tuesday where topics ranged from sober sex in relationships to clumsy kids to posting wifey pictures to leasing dates to napping while piloting to concerts n the 80's to our eventual communist rule. Oh, there was something about the DPI candidate . . . Fraley . . . schools . . . elections . . . I don't know. I'm supposed to vote early and often. That's all I know.

Point is, we're there to have a good time, relax, have a few drinks, and solve the world's problems. We always have a better idea about how things should be. We're always smarter than everyone else. And, we're always right. That's why it's called "the right".

I could prove this with the Drinking Right Quotes that someone is supposed to post . . .

Ah well. A couple of things . . . Chad brought along his doubtedbynickthatsheevenexisted fiance Holly. Very nice. She fit right in. I even witnessed her punching Chad once. Good girl. Anyway, noobs are always welcome. Especially the curvy, soft, cuddly variety of the opposite of man. Holly more than makes up for having to look at Chad.

Also, Chris and the AsianBadger are both nice peoples. They really don't want anyone knowing this, but I feel it needs to be said. As snarky, smart assy, off putting, rude, obnoxious, and gruff as they both can be, they're softies down deep. Real deep. Like, bring your own shovel deep.

I jest. Trust me, they're nice. I think anyone in attendance would agree.

So, if you've never attended our little monthly meeting of the minds, you should make it a point to come. We don't even have a secret handshake.

Though, there is a hazing that involves butter and salt.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Obama's Press Conference

Yes, he's a better speaker than was Bush. Much better than Hillary or McCain would have been. No question. But, there were some interesting things about his delivery and his message.

First, he never looked at the camera. I know a bunch of reporters were right there in front of him. But, he could have included the camera as one of his stopping points through his rotation. I found it a little off putting.

As far as his message goes, I'll admit, there are some smartly types that agree with Obama and his plan. Some who say we're not doing enough spending. But, make no mistake, there are many others who disagree with Obama. Again, smartly types. A bunch took out an ad in the NY Times saying as much.

Of all the articles I've read, one that seems to make the most sense, is the supposed need for a quick, comprehensive package to deal with our current situation. Instead, separate the spending plan from the tax cut plan. Debate them on their own merits. In spite of Obama's insistence of a quick passage, much of his plan won't go in to effect until 2010 to 2012. What's another week, or more, to really work this out?

Fact is, there is no easier, faster way to to get money in to the people's hands and stimulate the economy than through tax cuts. Yes, there are those who disagree and site examples. Problem with the examples I'm sure that will be cited is that spending also grew. This was Reagan's mistake, Bush's mistake, and is about to become Obama's mistake. If you look at those States that cut taxes and balanced their budgets, those States did or are doing very well. Make no mistake, Obama is increasing spending . . . a lot. Some have said he's doing essentially the same thing Bush did with his policies . . . and that they won't work. Now, spending that creates jobs is different from spending that's simply pork. There's a return on the former. But, I've heard that the return on each job created would have to be around $100,000 to pay back the cost of the spending. That's if it generates the best case possible creation of jobs. Even then, that's a lot of money for an individual to pay back.

When asked about Afghanistan, Obama sounded like . . . well, a lot like Bush. He said it was a challenging situation, and wouldn't commit to any timelines. Huh. Funny how one's perspective changes when you go from observer to being in charge.

Anyway, his delivery certainly didn't suck. But his message . . . well . . . when you have the likes of an idiot like Pelosi drafting trillion dollar packages in a week's time and trying to tell us that it's been "carefully crafted" I'll let you be the judge.

I'm not too hopeful.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Obama visits press. They ask questions.

Uh . . . what did he think would happen?

WASHINGTON -- President Obama paid a surprise visit to members of the White House press corps Thursday evening when he walked through their working area of the West Wing, but he quickly became agitated when he was confronted with a question by one of the journalists.

According to reports, when the Politico's Jonathan Martin asked the president about his nominee for deputy secretary of defense, William Lynn, Obama refused to answer, saying he was not there to take questions.

"I came down here to visit. I didn't come down here -- this is what happens. I can't end up visiting you guys and shaking hands if I am going to grilled every time I come down here," the president said.

Pressed further by the Politico reporter about his Pentagon nominee, Obama turned more serious, putting his hand on the reporter's shoulder and staring him in the eye.

"All right, come on," he said, with obvious irritation in his voice. "We will be having a press conference, at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself to you guys -- that's all I was trying to do," reported.

Obama is going to get a rep for being a jerk pretty soon, if you ask me.

Things like this shouldn't happen

An Australian tour guide plunged into a croc-infested swamp in a desperate bid to save his five-year-old son snatched by a 10-foot-long crocodile.

Steve Doble of Queensland, who owns Daintree Rainforest Rivertrain, flung himself into the waist-deep floodwaters Saturday only to find that his youngest boy had vanished.

He was alerted by the screams of his older son Ryan, 7, who had to be treated for shock after witnessing the attack.

Jeremy Doble, 5, is missing and feared dead after he was taken by the crocodile in the swamp behind his family home.

Locals said the "sweet, gentle-natured" child and his older brother were playing on a boogie board as their father fixed a broken boardwalk nearby, The Courier-Mail reported.

The Doble family was too upset to speak publicly about their ordeal Saturday.

"It is just devastating," said long-time local Col Patterson, 44, whose family built and sold the tourist property to the family five years ago.

"Dad jumped in after him, but it was too late," Patterson said. "His older brother saw it all and will, no doubt, be haunted by that image."

The terror the 5 year old experienced before dying . . . tragic. Truly tragic.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

I know you are but what am I?

Seriously, is "we won" going to be the standard response from Obama to every republican debate?

Also, this notion that "people resoundingly voted for change" is a bit . . . um off. I'm reminded of the political cartoon, Bush Wins 51% Country Divided / Obama Wins 52% Country United. An electoral landslide, yes. A resounding popular vote victory? Hardly.

Toss in the fact that Obamnut has back tracked or completely changed his mind about many a campaign promise, including petty politics and such, and he's becoming a bit of a joke.

Finally, for a guy who voted "present" much of the time as a Senator, he sure does expect quite the opposite behavior now that he's in charge.

Not good. I don't think he'll do himself or the democratic party any favors with this kind of behavior.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Because Obama says so!

I've heard, and read, for years liberals harping on about the hole Bush has put us in. Particularly when it came to the war. We know now that all of the recent bailouts of just the past few months will exceed the costs of every war America has ever engaged in . . . combined! OK, with war there's loss of life, destruction, etc. I get it. They're different.

But, why is it seemingly so OK for Obama to put us in such huge, economic debt?

Just because Obama says it's OK?

Obama himself said we need swift action, and a big action to start to undo a problem that took years to develop. But, he went on to say that this is just a small bite of the elephant.

Well, let's take a huge bite. Let's make it 2 trillion dollars. Heck, make it 5 trillion dollars. Why not? It's just "debt". If a little will stimulate the economy a little, then let's go big!

We'll all be dead, anyway. So, will our kids . . . and their kids . . . and their kids. Why not? Just keep the money machines going and pour massive debt on the country. I don't see why not. It's not like we have the money anyway.

So, do it right. I'm not against the stimulus because it's too much. I'm against it because it's not enough.

UPDATE: New reports are coming in that about 78 billion dollars of the bailout have been over paid. Chicken Feed! Besides, what do you expect? We're trying to spend a trillion dollars in a week's time. Mistakes are going to happen. Let's just hope they're all that small.

A couple of liberal economic victories

My wife works for a small company in Milwaukee. As a result of the "Sick Pay" vote, her company has suspended any matching percentage of an employee's 401k.

I work for a medium sized company. I asked the owner if he would continue to offer health insurance if Wisconsin or the federal government socialized insurance coverage. He asked me, "why would I?"

So much for choice.

As Weber and Glenn have both said . . . consequences . . . there are consequences to your votes.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I think refrigerators are taken for granted. They are the life source of the house. Not like a heart, though. More like a pancreas in that it stores vitals necessary for sustenance.

One probably doesn't think much of a refrigerator. Unless they go bad. Again, like the pancreas.

We bought a Maytag about 9 years ago. Side by side. Ice maker, water, adjustable shelves . . . loaded. We bought it at the Sears outlet. It was a new unit that had some cosmetic damage. We didn't care. A few scratches? It's a Maytag!

What a piece of shit.

Over the years we've had nothing but problems with it. The door shelves would fall. The lower drawer pegs broke, and since the drawer assembly was a one piece integral unit, it affected all the shelves. Plus, the pegs were part of the chassis. A tube of liquid nail in each hole couldn't keep them in place.

The door seal started to peel. It was noisy. Cooling was spotty. We had repair out a few times over the years. We've hated it for the past few years.

It finally died. Took out some ice cream the other day and found I didn't need to microwave it. Not a good sign.

But, what a pain in the butt being without a functioning fridge is. Everything had to come out, put in coolers or taken to the neighbors . . . plus, so much of what you need from day to day, many times a day, is in the fridge!

So, we have a new one. Bastards are expensive. So, again, we went to Sears outlet. And again, we found a new unit with some cosmetic damage.

But, it ain't a Maytag. Nine years later and their design still sucks. We bought Kenmore. I wanted an LG. Turns out, LG makes the Kenmore refrigerators.


So, be nice to your fridge. Thank it every now and then for keeping your food fresh, beer cold, and ice cream frozen.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Woot for today

Crap. Should have moved on those spotlights.

Deep Thoughts . . .

The left wants us to be like other countries when it comes to healthcare. This, is spite of the fact that other countries healthcare systems suck or is going bankrupt. Begs the question, why? On another hand, or foot, the left doesn't want to be like other countries when it comes to education. Fact is, education in other countries is far superior to our public schools which are failing miserably. Which also begs the question, why?

We on the right know why. And, no. It doesn't make any sense. Never does.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


What an incredible game. First off, congratulations to the Steeler fans, and the Steelers (I know they read this blog). This is, without a doubt, one of the best Superbowls in recent memory. Not only was it an exciting game, but to have the Cardinals and Kurt Warner as part of it is a story all it's own. The Cardinals and Card fans have nothing to be ashamed of. Kurt and Co played a great game. Yes, the interception and score was damaging. But, they were able to over come that and actually take a lead in the game. Big Ben was just too good tonight. Penalties also hurt. But seemed to even out toward the end of the game.

Just a great game.

As far as half time . . . snore. Don't get it. I'm not even sure what to call Bruce's music. It's NOT rock. It's not pop. It's not alternative. It's kinda top 40. Don't know. It's just boring.

Then, the commercials. Over all, and we knew this, not any where near the caliber of past years. If I judge strictly on my laugh out loud moments, then the PepsiMax commercial wins. The Hulu spot comes next. And many others are tied for third. The one second Miller post was actually kind of clever. Simply because it was a second long.

Anyway, just a great great great game. I was on the edge of my seat. The first quarter made it look like this might be another blow out. But, once Warner got his sights set, it became a real shoot out. I'm sure the Cards will get a heroes welcome when they return home. My sister lives in Phoenix. She says the city is already in complete party mode. In spite of the economy, in spite of all the political crap going on, people are buzzing, going out, and cheering the team on. It's renewed spirit there. I think that's great.

Al and John did a great job. I miss them on Monday Night Football. They called a great game. John's ability to analyze plays and show them to you is unmatched by anyone else.

Finally, this has been a great football season. It's nice not to see Dallas, New England, or Indianapolis in the Superbowl. This season, and the fact that Pittsburgh and Arizona were in the Superbowl, is a testament to the NFL organization as a whole. No other team sport can level out the playing field, so to speak, the way the NFL does. It's because of the system that teams like Green Bay, in particular, and Arizona have an equal chance to make it to the Superbowl as do larger market teams. It would have been great to see Tennessee and Carolina in the Superbowl, but I'm not disappointed in how things turned out. Sure, I want the Packers to be there. But, in a sense, it makes the playoffs easier to deal with when they're not in it. Weird, I know.

So, that's it. The Pro Bowl is next, and I'll watch, but it's really not a football game. While I'm depressed about the season coming to an end, there's a new season of Heroes, Hell's Kitchen, American Idol (though I don't watch all the begining stuff), Solitary 3, and a bunch of award shows.

Still, I'm gonna miss my football!


I've reached my twitter limit