Is there a worse show on television than “Two Broke Girls?” How the hell does that show stay on television? I have to admit “Angie Tribeca” looks hysterical though
There was this little holiday this past week that I’m sure you’ve heard about. Festivus comes every year on December 23. Incidentally, Christmas comes a couple of days later as well. It’s the one day of the year that you can feel good about spending a thousand dollars for crap no one will remember three months from now. BUT, it’s all about family. Amirite?
So as football goes, there was some hub bub regarding Peyton Manning being linked to HGH as reported by Al Jazeera. Now, normally, YGNation would say “Al Jazeera…nuff said,” but, Manning. Anyway, within a handfull of hours ESPN is falling all over itself to help him make his case that he didn’t do it.
The doc quoted by Al Jazeera has retracted the statement because he didn’t know he was being recorded. AH! Of course! I mean, stuff I say when I know I’m being recorded is 100% more accurate than what I would happen to say “off the record.” Obvs.
Now, I think Manning is as guilty of using HGH as Brady is of deflating footballs, but this just highlights the hypocrisy of the lynch Brady crowd and of ESPN as a credible news source. Full frontal exposure in my opinion. And now that it’s “out there,” the league obviously has an obligation to investigate, spend 5 months determining whether Manning had a general awareness that something may have possibly been banned when he considered using it. I mean Roger called his suspension of Brady “eminently reasonable.”
AH, but violations of drug testing protocol have a specified suspension so that’s outside the Commissioner’s discretion. Unlike real competitive issues, say like football deflation…
You know what would be pretty flipping awesome? What if 1696 players every week could just go play the game without the “gotcha” thing going on. I mean seriously. Brady isn’t deflating footballs, and really, didn’t have a general awareness that footballs were being deflated. Arguably, Manning taking HGH is a far more likely scenario, and the NFL/ESPN is rushing to protect that franchise. So why the disconnect?
Now, if you really want conspiracy theories, “Masshole Sports” is a great source. Replays can be decided from the league offices, therefore the league is out to get the Pats. How does that conspiracy play out? This isn’t the kick you’re looking for. This isn’t the kick we’re looking for. We elect to kick. What the hell? Who elects to kick in overtime?
To recap, the Ravens beat the Stillers, the Falcons beat the Panthers (sorry perfect season) and the Jets beat the Pats. Could it actually be another “throwing the game without actually throwing the game?” Think back to January 1, 2006, the Doug Flutie “drop kick” game. Is it possible that Belichick was playing with the playoff seedings a bit?
I hope you all had a great Festivus and wish you a fantastic new year.