Sunday, January 18, 2009

Steven Pearcy, I want your job

Played more Guitar Hero tonight, doing vocals on "Round and Round" by Ratt. Besides taking me back to my youth, the computer thinks I did very well. Take that, Steven Pearcy.

So the Super Bowl, which as we all know is the most important event in the history of Western Civilization, is going to be between the Arizona Cardinals (!) and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arizona beat Philly in a game close enough to send the Negative Nellies around here into paroxysms of rage. Again.

Towards the end of the game, Donovan McNabb's pass to Kevin Curtis fell incomplete on a fourth down play, pretty much sealing Philly's fate. At least part of the reason was that there was an Arizona defender essentially attempting to wear the same pants Curtis was wearing. The rule, in football, is that you are allowed to make contact with a reciever if you are trying to make a play on the ball. This defender couldn't have hit the ball if you gave him a Shiwala. Troy Aikman (I think), while watching the replay, said it was a "tough call".

No, Troy, it wasn't. It was pass interference. Granted, there's no guarantee Curtis catches the ball, and there's no guarantee Philly scores if he does. But a rule is a rule, and a penalty is a penalty.

That's one of the most frustrating parts of football and basketball-the tendency, near the end of a important contest, for the officials to "swallow the whistles" and call fewer penalties. If it's a penalty in Week One, it should be a penalty in the NFC Championship Game.

But hey-if the Eagles didn't fall behind 21-6, there's nothing to argue about, is there.

Thanks to Leo Laporte's Net at Night, I found It's like Post Secret and Blog Secret, only in Twitter form-140 characters or less. Ridiculously compelling reading.


  1. Leo Laporte? I hadn't thought of him since he left that show on one of the "upper cable TV channels". I can't even remember much about the show anymore. But it was good, and there was also a girl with an Atari shirt on it.

  2. He's an avid podcaster-check all his stuff out at or


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