No crying in football

A crushing response to all the crying in NFL fan circles about those mean Patriots and Belicheat’s method of answering the charges that their rings are tainted and he needs to cheat in order to win:

Let’s start with a disclaimer: There’s no crying in football. You get your butt kicked like that, all you can do is suck it up.

Anyone who has a problem with what Bill Belichick is doing, there’s a real simple solution. Just make him stop. Make him punt. Pick off a pass. Do something about it. In the ultimate ubber-macho sport Belichick is letting everyone know each and every week who the Alpha Dog is and how loud he can bark….

In the middle of last week I was chatting in the parking lot with one of the veteran Redskins, who knew what is store. He wasn’t predicting the Redskins would get blown out, now, or anything of that nature, but what he did know is that if Belichick had any chance to run these Redskins off the field he would. “He don’t care man. That cat is going to (bleep) you up. He’s not going to do your job for you. I love that about him. Who don’t want to be a part of that?”

For all his personal flaws, and they are many, Belicheat is very, very good for the NFL. This destruction of the gentlemen’s mandate to quit playing while the game is still on promises to be a positive development for the league in the long run, as it will allow fans to see players playing for the full sixty minutes and prevent trailing coaches from their lame habit of playing conservatively in order to keep the score down.

Men love excellence. It’s telling that the veteran player’s response is not one of petty envy, but rather open admiration.

The Patriots are chasing history, and that’s what makes watching them all the more exciting even when they are blowing out careful, boring, losing teams like the Redskins.

VPFL Week 8

The Piranha of the Serengeti shred their opponent like an unlucky Amazonian cow with the league’s first 100-point game of the year:

103 Mounds View Meerkats
84 Cranberry Bogs

75 Winston Reverends
57 W.C. Silver Spooners

69 Greenfield Grizzlies
51 Burns ICU

65 Masonville Marauders
33 Village Valkyries

51 East Mesa WhiteTrash
24 Black Mouth Curs

Upon further review, it seems that the Bogs may have greater cause for complaint than the Meerkats. While it is, of course, absurd that a team that is tied for the third-most points is currently languishing in eighth place, six games out of first, it’s even more ridiculous that a team which has scored 33 more points than anyone else is in SIXTH place with a 4-4 record.

Especially when they put up 84 points this week, nine more than anyone else except the mighty Meerkats, against whom they had the very bad fortune to be playing. Mounds View may appear to be out of the running for a playoff spot, but no one wants to face them.

Why not?

You know Jason Whitlock will vouch for him:

Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that 39-year-old quarterback Jeff George, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1990 draft, is lobbying to be signed by the Vikings.

They might as well give it a shot. Holcomb and Jackson clearly can’t get it done, and Bollinger hasn’t been much better. George may be a head case, but at least he can throw the damn ball and clear out some space for Adrian Peterson.

ProFootballTalk agrees: “At the risk of sounding like Jason Whitlock, George should get a shot. The current crop of Vikings quarterbacks — Brooks Bollinger, Tarvaris Jackson, and Kelly Holcomb — might as well change their names to “stink,” “stank,” and “stunk.

Break out the disco balls!

Conservative UAW Guy can’t keep his dark secret any longer:

Coming Out of the Closet
Due to my feelings, deep introspection, and perhaps the undue influence of a muscular guy with a mowhawk and a really big, uh… IQ, who drinks fruity mixed drinks with tiny umbrellas in them, I have made the conversion.

It’s true. I’m a Ron Paul supporter.

He’s a former Three Monkey Bush supporter, so it’s interesting to see that he has been able to see, hear, and now speak about the evil of the current Republican administration. But as he wisely notes: “If we vote for the same type of folks, we’re going to get the same results.