Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I don't know who is responsible for remixing Barkley's wonderful pregame ritual with Ace of Base, so I can't credit you appropriately. Please know that my hat goes off to you, good sir.* But even Ace of Base and dancing outside the Colosseum cannot overcome the SHOCK AND AWE of Chip Kelly's Oregon band of super soldiers.
H/T to EDSBS
*criticism for Barkley null and void because I occasionally listened to Avril Lavigne before football games.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Like me, you may have thought Brad Childress released Randy Moss because of his lack of effort and, uh, interesting press conference on Sunday. You'd be wrong.
Michael Silver, you can print it, I don't care how you put it on yo' ink:
I like to imagine that scene playing out like this, with Rodney Dangerfield in the Randy Moss role and Brad Childress played by Judge Smails:Even before Sunday’s surreal address to the media following the Vikings’ 28-18 defeat to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium – during which he questioned Childress’ leadership while effusively praising his former coach, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots’ organization – Moss had alienated some of his teammates with his brash, entitled behavior, most glaringly in an incident that occurred in the team’s locker room last Friday afternoon, Yahoo! Sports has learned.
As is the team’s custom on Fridays, a local food establishment was invited to the training facility to serve a catered, post-practice meal in the locker room. In this case, a St. Paul restaurant that is a favorite of former Vikings center Matt Birk. As the proprietors helped serve chicken, ribs, pasta and other dishes to Vikings players, Moss paced up and down the serving line and loudly expressed his displeasure with the offerings.
According to one player who witnessed the scene, Moss yelled, “What the [expletive]? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn’t feed this to my dog!”
Anyway, moving on:
Said the witness: “It was brutal. The truth is, he deserved to be cut after that. It was such an uncomfortable moment. You know that feeling where you just can tell someone feels so small? That’s what it was like being there.
“This wasn’t a chain – it was a mom-and-pop restaurant, and you could tell it was their best stuff. They had a special carving station set up, and there were players and other support staff lining up to eat it. And [Moss] is at his locker saying, ‘You know, I used to have to eat that crap – but now I’ve got money.’ You just felt so sad for them. I had never seen anyone treated like that.
“And by the way, the food was actually really good.”
While I can't condone that type of behavior from Moss - it just doesn't fit with the hyper-annoying, Minnesota-based, passive-aggressive way of complaining only when the people you're complaining about are no longer within earshot - I'll reserve judgment until I find out what restaurant was catering the Vikings' meal. Because if it was fucking Dixie's, then I'm siding with Randy.
When Childress, according to one person in Monday’s meeting, said of Moss, “This just doesn’t fit with how we treat people, how we talk to people and how we act,” it was clear that he was referring to the incident that occurred last Friday. Sunday’s stream-of-consciousness statement to the media only reinforced the internal perception that Moss was going out of his way to disrespect the organization.
Disrespect. The second worst thing to cite in any reasoning, narrowly trailing "haters." What an organization.
Monday, November 1, 2010
White old hillbilly:
- calls out his coach
- refuses to be benched
- pussyfoots around and doesn't show up to training camp until the middle of August
- struggles through 7 games
- calls out his coach again
- calls out his coach for a third time
Black not-as-old hillbilly:
- dogs a few routes in one game
- gives no effort to catch a ball after he's interfered with in the next game
- calls out his coach and gives the most enjoyably bizarre press conference in a long time
White old hillbilly never suffers any reprecussions. Black not-as-old hillbilly gets cut after four games.
Brad Childress is a fucking dipshit assface moron.