Random thoughts after a looooooooooong work day…
–Is there any more bizarre scene than at the Democratic and Republican national conventions? Everyone is grinning like idiots, some wear ridiculous outfits and in watching it on TV, it’s almost like everyone has lost their minds. It’s a bizarre grouping of people who come together for one simple purpose – to nominate someone for president. Couldn’t this be done through a simple phone call?
My two favorite parts of some random watching over the past few nights:
1) The overall state-by-state nominations of how many votes each state gives to their candidate. You know how it goes: “Madame Secretary, the great state of Montana, who gives us the best trees and lakes, the creator of hand grenades, the only state to outlaw mouth-to-mouth kisses with cheetahs, blah blah blah.” This goes on for 50 STATES – a bunch of adults acting like giddy gibbons. It’s like laughing gas is being pumped into the FleetCenter or something. Normally, I love seeing happy people, but this is just making me want to swing away with a broken pool cue. Then, there’s no. 2….
2) Guam. Yes, Guam has a purpose at this deal. They actually contribute votes, even though they’re not a state. They’re a territory or something, forgive my ignorance. But this isn’t the way it works – only states should vote, not territories or whatever the hell Guam and Puerto Rico is. (Seriously, is this PR as the 51st state thing going to happen or what? Jesus, shit or get off the pot already!) Hey,if they’re going to be allowed to vote, fine. But bring your best to the convention, not rejects from “The Island of Dr. Moreau.” There must be hotter chicks (or dogs) than who they brought. Oy vai!
—Ricky Williams? Good for him and shame on those that think that he should stay in football just because he’s good at it. What ever happened to searching for personal growth? What ever happened to doing what’s right for oneself? I guess if you’re a major player in the U.S.’s most lucrative sport, that doesn’t matter. What’s funny is seeing Fins’ coach Dave Wannstedt in his typical ‘rah rah football coach’ mode, complete with matching Acme product Football Coach moustache and Acme Football Coach hairdo, combed back for ease and manliness. He was so desperately trying to paint a pretty picture on a HORRIBLE situation that is was awkward at best. Dave, the season’s over for you. Just shave the ‘stache and move on…
–I don’t care what anyone says: The Red Sox need to make some sort of bigger move. With Trot Nixon out for the season a probability, Larry Walker seems more like a possibility. The best scenario I randomly heard: Nomar to the Cubs for Matt Clement and Alex Gonzalez and Derek Lowe to the Rockies for an outfielder. Those trades should happen in a second, but I have a feeling other than a trade for a ‘Who’-type player, nothing’s going to happen. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr……..
–Was anyone clamoring for SportsCenter segments from Times Square? I’m still trying to figure out the loose association ESPN made between sports and music, but there’s a lot of things I’m trying to figure out about ESPN these days.
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