Power Cords, Snow Surrender and the Lost Buffer Zone.

I guess I have to start with an apology. I’m sure most people weren’t expecting a pick or a lovely lady today, but I was going to throw one up anyway…maybe even pick the Pro Bowl. Surprise! But, the power cord for my computer is currently just outside Richmond. Virginia and I am not. So, all that valuable research I put into selecting the proper picture ends up being for naught. I also don’t even know the line for the Pro Bowl, so the whole segment is really trashed. I’m not sure why it is the case, but I am incapable of leaving my sister’s house without forgetting something. Pair of gloves, charger, the power cord. I could explain them all off as extraordinary events, but the real truth is I am probably just disorganized.

You win, snow. I wasn’t even around to have to dig out of this one, but the aftermath alone is enough to make me dream of warmer climates. Actually, the cold isn’t that big of a deal, but the unrelenting string of “snow events” has got to go. I think there has been snow on the ground since Christmas and after that foot and a half I’m sure we won’t see grass until March. I know this is commonplace in many areas and I’m really not concerned with other people’s snow stories or snow toughness. This one is all about me. I’m tired of the snow, I’m tired of the idiots saying, “so much for global warming.” It was only a few years back that we got about six inches all winter. Let’s go back to that.

Jeff Fisher got canned, which of course eliminates the guy Andy Reid could point at when people asked how he still had a job. Fisher’s tenure was even longer and less successful than Big Red’s, and I imagine being buried in Tennessee had a little to do with his longevity. Nice friendly market. Like Jerry Sloan in Utah. I think Andy is now the most senior head man, but he still doesn’t have a Super Bowl. I guess the only person left to point to now is Bill Cowher.

The power seems to be slipping from Andy fingers lately. I guess it could all be coincidental, but he doesn’t seem to have all the control anymore and his job looks like it could be on the line next year…something I never thought would happen. Immediately after Fisher was let go there was speculation he could end up here as the defensive coordinator. That’d be great for the team, but maybe bad news for Andy. Fisher is the kind of coordinator you hire to eventually take over as head coach. Looks like it was just another rumor, but with every passing week and month it looks like the protective shell around Andy Reid is getting chipped away. Incidentially, that protective shell, if you were wondering, is made out of candy.

In closing I’d like to extend a big middle finger to everyone who doesn’t clean the snow off the roof of their car. I hope you get buried under an avalanche of tickets. Just so you know, I don’t feel like engaging evasive radar while I am driving behind you. Get in touch with reality, or at the very least I hope you get stuck in a ditch.

All right everyone, taker easy, Go Tiger, go NFC, go Charlie Sheen, I’ll see everyone (probably still in text only form) on Monday.

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9 thoughts on “Power Cords, Snow Surrender and the Lost Buffer Zone.

  1. ouch. tough times in 3-Puttville. may optimism return with your power cord. who knows? your sister may find that you left that there, as well.

    giggles. Q

  2. About a week ago Gross said Syracuse would win the National Championship.

    I know he wasn’t completely serious, but since then they have lost 4 straight for the first time since 2005(?).

    I opened my mouth and said Nova was the team. They went out and lost 3 of the next 4 with the lone win coming against Syracuse.

    If that’s not powerful stuff, I don’t know what is.

  3. Haha.

    So true. Syracuse may never win again.

    I also jinxed Federer and Tiger, but I’m not sure if I can take credit for Tiger. He just stinks right now.

  4. I felt like every time I looked up I was watching Tiger hit another squirrel shank from one side of the rough to the other. Okay, perhaps a little bit unfair, but he did not look good.

    Glad to see Watson win even though his swing looks to me like he fans every shot, obviously not. Also, impressed by Bill Haas and Vegas even though they didn’t pull it out in the end.

  5. Yeah, Tiger is about 6 tournaments away from running out of excuses and just being awful. I was really surprised with his weekend. Shame.

    The other guys picked it up though. I would have actually liked to see Phil win, even though most people hate him. He was pretty steady though, so maybe a good year coming for him. Bubba was pretty impressive. I think because he hits such pronounced hooks and slices that it gives that wiping impression you are talking about. I agree, though, his odd balance disguises how hard he hits it.
    And, I guess we are going to have to get to know Jhonny Vegas. Guy is coming out on fire.

  6. Phil being in contention really ramps things up. You have to watch because of the chance that he might do something incredible. Like the last shot from the fairway: how many people on tour can act like they are going to hole out from 80 yards and you think, you know, he *could* hole out from here.

  7. amazing call on Syracuse winning the national championship… although I would say this year more than any other the tournament will be WIDE open…any of, im gonna say 30ish teams, have a chance – just depends on who gets hot at the right time and some luck with where they fall in the draw.

    a little monday morning trivia…without going to google or another search engine… name the 4 current NFL teams that have never played in the Super Bowl.

  8. I had it down to five and was sort of guessing on the last one. I was more or less right. Don’t want to ruin it yet for other’s guessing enjoyment.

  9. Lions!

    Um, yeah classic Phil. He probably had himself convinced he was going to make it.

    And, it was nice to see Watson make the putts as opposed to gagging all over himself, which is what 90% of the field would have done.

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