The Cynic
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Monday, January 22, 2007

Weekend Roundup...

..."Corey, you are the BEST thing that has ever happened to me." -- my friend Jana after I guaranteed a Colts victory on Thursday (although it was only 98% guarantee making it a technical guarantee).

Meanwhile, hooray for black coaches! And yes it's a big deal and yes it should be a big deal given that fact that the NFL has to employ a rule to force minority coaches. I've been lucky enough to spend time with Tony Dungy and to a lesser extent Lovie Smith while they were with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and more than anything it's a victory for professionalism.

Meanwhile Bill Belichick showed his true self again by blowing off Peyton Manning, way to be a sportsman there. And by sportsman I really mean miserable asshole. Nice to see guys like Brady and Bruschi and Richard Seymour seeking out players to congratulate them on a great game. Belichick doesn't deserve such a team of professionals.

Also I know Deion Branch was giggling when Reche Caldwell dropped all those open passes. Sad thing is I like Reche, good guy, went to high school around here. No I don't know what the deal is with his eyes. They are freaky.

-- Meanwhile Floyd Mayweather Sr. wins the "Blood is thicker than water but the cost of gas is outrageous award" for demanding $2 million to assist in beating his son's ass.

My dad and I are like best friends now, it hasn't always been like that but these days we're pretty much inseperable. However even in those days when we didn't see eye-to-eye he would've never given the town bully cash to catch me in an alley and teach me a lesson.

-- Non-sports stuff. Hillary is in and ready for action. She's going to be tough to take down and even though some Dems are a little weary of her, she's a Clinton and they will jump on that horse in due time. Even Obama is keeping his options open.

Does Hillary have a little baggage? Sure. But she's tough and she's so tough that the fact she's trying to become the first woman to win a party's nomination isn't even going to be an issue.

I'm glad Republicans are scared of her. I'm not surprised some Democrats are as well because...a lot of Democrats are pussies and scared of anything Republicans tell them to be scared of. So one of Hillary's first goals is going to be to toughen up her base. Realize that some issues might come up and that the base has to be strong to face these things head on.

-- Meanwhile the Republican race could completely rule the earth. You've got Newt Gingrinch with an exploratory committee along with former New York politicians Rudy Guiliani and George Pataki.

The Pataki-Guiliani dynamic is especially fun since I don't think they are particularly close. Guiliani sold Pataki up the river in the 1994 Gubernatoral elections when he supported Mario Cuomo because...well because Cuomo is a city boy and Pataki isn't.

As far as beliefs go, both New Yorkers are at best moderates and one could argue both are left of center. Pataki is into the environment big time and supports gay rights, stem-cell research, etc. etc. Guiliani goes one step farther and actually embraces illegal immigration...(unless they are from Africa, in which case he kindly asks the police force to brutalize them)

Guiliani also has a strong history of infidelity and controversial political bargaining that should quickly end his love affair with America after the 9-11 attacks.

I'm sure John McCain is smiling at all of this.

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