Saturday, November 29, 2008

I never thought that I would see that

With the growth of the EPL, people in the United States are starting to care about soccer. But that does not explain what I saw at a restaurant in South Jersey a couple of days ago. The wife and I went to this place called Tailgaters, which had really good food, and there were two soccer jerseys hanging on the wall and not you typical Liverpool, Chelski, Arsenal, or United jerseys. On the wall was an Italian league team jersey and a Greece Super League team, yes a Green Super League Team.

Inter Milan, the Italian league team
Panathinaikos FC: the Greek Super League team
It was weird to see a soccer jersey on the walls but a Greek Super League team just blew my mind.

William the Mole

William the Mole and Jose the Vulcan, what fun.

Bill Callahan Part II

Sometimes coaching choice make sense and other times they make no sense at all. On Friday Tennessee decided to hire Lane Kiffin to be their coach. That one makes no sense at all.

This situation reminds me of when another traditional power decided to hire a former fired Raiders head coach. A couple of years ago Nebraska, wanting to change the direction of the program, hired former Raiders head coach Bill Callahan. The hire was a complete disaster and made the program review what it wanted to do.

Making the wrong hire can set back a program for years. I hope AD Mike Hamilton knows something that I do not know, cause this has potential to be great comedy. Which as a Tennessee hater would be great.

Friday, November 28, 2008

No Shirt and Tie: No Service

Maui, Anaheim, Orlando.

While all are located in very different sections of the country, college basketball coaches think that they are the same. Every week of Thanksgiving college basketball teams head to the three cities for their annual holiday tournaments. While the tournaments offer some great basketball, one thing that is lacking is stylish coaches.

While wearing a camping shirt in Maui is part of being part of the Maui Invitational, some college coaches have taken that rule to Anaheim and Orlando. Coaches at the two tournaments have decided to all wear golf shirts or camping shirts.

I understand wearing a Hawaiian shirt at the Maui cause that is part of the cultural, but wearing one at the other two tournaments make no sense. Come on some of these college coaches are making more then $2 million a year the least that they can do is wear a shirt and tie to a game, hey you don't even have to wear the sport coat.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Look out in the stands

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This is not the greatest shot in the world, but the cheerleader found out how hard the ball was struck.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thank you

So this is it I guess, the era is over.

The last decade has been great to be a fan of the birds, from the domination of the NFC East to the Super Bowl it has been a great time to be a fan. But now the era appears to be over after Andy Reid decided to bench Mc5 for the second half the of the Bird implosion to the Ravens.

It always painful to see the end of something, like a relationship, it never seems to the end the way that you think it would. At the start of the year, I like most Birds fans thought that this year would be a great season even maybe a trip to Tampa for the Super Bowl. But it has not happened like that, the tie versus the Bengals and then the mess that was Sunday, have made the season almost painful to watch.

If this is the end, its been a great roller coaster ride for the Reid/Mc5 era.

From draft day, where some birds fan wanted the best pot head in the world, Rickie Williams to the loss to the Bucs in the NFC Champions game during the last game at the Vet, to the Super Bowl, to the T.O. mess, to Jeff Garcia saving the season it has been a ride that many people including myself will never forget.

This has been the best era for the birds ever, anyone who says differently is dead wrong.

Reid is one of the few coaches in the history of the NFL to have over 100 regular season wins. His coaching tree is continuing to grow with two current assistance having head coaching jobs and Jimmie Johnson being one of the most respected assistants in the league. When he took over almost a decade ago, he did things right, draft Mc5 out of Syracuse and then built a great team. Remember that Mc5 is the only QB from that 1999 draft class to still be a player in the league, and Dante Culpepper does not count. When people start talking about how bad Reid has been just remember it could have been Jim Haslett.

As for Mc5 where do you start, he is the best QB that the Eagles have ever seen and there is no arguing that. He has been the face of the franchise and done things that a decade ago seemed unreachable. If this is the end of the road in green for Mc5, it was great decade and it will never be forgotten.

So if this is the end, thank you again and let the overhaul being.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Professional Tailgating: Is this Alaska?

I'm not a big fan of the cold, so yesterday's Rutgers vs. Army game was a little tough on the bones. The Only Time Will Tell Tailgating Crew was there for the fun. The cold does strange things to people, it makes people make weird fashion choices.

Endy in the Outfield shows a place for the tailgating crew to keep warm.Quincy Carter's coke habit cooks some breakfast

Tomorrow Quincy Carter's coke habit will be catching Opilio crab
Is this the next mayor of Wasilia, Alaska
If Rutgers is looking for a new kicker this guy might be the guy.