So it turns out that Google’s domain was inadvertently sold to some guy that wound up buying the domain for $12. They offered him $6066.13 for it, which ultimately was doubled when he wanted to have it donated to charity. Ok. This is a company that’s worth something to the order of $365-Billion and is named singularly for the domain name, and this guy settled for $12,000 for charity? There’s a reason some people have a lot of money, and a reason some people don’t.
Johnny the Coach killer Manziel has again found himself in hot water, with another domestic violence situation. So, as if Cleveland isn’t enough of a basketcase, he continues to demonstrate all the reasons why Cleveland is still so far away from fielding anything resembling a competent football team.
Is anyone else watching the new X-Files mini-season? I’m loving the anti-government vibe it’s sending off.
The NFL has insisted on it’s own investigation of the Peyton Manning / HGH situation, failing to join MLB in cooperating with Al Jazeera to investigate. Why? There’s no way the NFL can compel any of the key players in the investigation to participate. In other words, the investigation is guaranteed to yield exactly nothing. Manning likely retires after the final gun of Super Bowl 50 and into Canton some years later. Yet, Goodell’s interest remains with Tom Brady and the speciously deflated footballs. Of course Manning welcomes the NFL investigation – it’s guaranteed not to find anything…which is not the same as exoneration – this is not a court of law and he is not entitled to a presumption of innocence. Lance Armstong didn’t do it either.
As if the Lions haven’t sucked WITH the awesome talent of Calvin Johnson, he reportedly told the Lions that he plans to retire. Consider that for a moment. He’s been one of the most sensational performers at the wide receiver position on a team that has had precious little to be excited about for the last 9 seasons. Given his ridiculous contract numbers, one could imagine the potential windfall if his announcement is less about retirement and more about not wanting to play for the Lions any more. I recall just before draft day 2007, the Patriots announced a trade for one Randy Moss. That season, the Pats went 16-0 enroute to a last minute loss in the Super Bowl, such an occasion would be a perfect bookend for a guy who has suffered through an 0-16 season. Imagine for a moment, TB12 having a choice of Gronk, Edelman, or Johnson.
On a personal note, I’m not much of a runner, but am angling to improve. I joined a team doing a 192-mile relay race in May, so I have to build my running chops. My first 5k for the year is a little less than 2 weeks away and I’m struggling. I hit 2 miles easily and then…BOOM. Hit the wall. Could get ugly fast. I can’t wait to get back to obstacles and mud instead of this flat out foot race thing.
Have a great week all.