Friday, August 15, 2008

The grossest video you've seen today

NBC has taken this video down of Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai pulling a Theisman on his right arm, but it's still up at Withleather. The first thing any red blooded American should think of is the classic SNL skit of the All Drug Olympics.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I ain't sayin she's a gold digger

I don't know if my favorite part is the midget or the giant pig.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Hitler hates Favre, loves Girls Next Door

Osaka vs Canton

Six years ago to the day that Steve Spurrier made his preseason NFL coaching debut in a 38-7 trouncing of the 49ers, the Redskins unveiled Jim Zorn's offense last night in the Hall of Fame game. No quarterback threw more than one incompletion in the 30-16 win, but the Colts outgained Washington by 55 yards. But this blog entry is about comparing the quarterbacks' performances.

Sage Rosenfels: 10/20, 172 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int
Danny Wuerffel: 16/25, 269 yards, 3 TDs
Spurrier's QBs: 26/45, 441 yards, 5 TDs, 1 Int, 129.4 passer rating

Jason Campbell: 5/5, 61 yards, 1 TD
Todd Collins: 5/6, 32 yards
Colt Brennan: 9/10. 123 yards, 2 TDs
Derek Devine: 0/1
Zorn's QBs: 19/22, 216 yards, 3 TDs, 147.2 passer rating

Friday, August 1, 2008

A job about nothing

Imagine if an executive at a Fortune 500 company, the most a guy who brought that company back to preeminence after being irrelevant for 25 years, waffled between retirement and staying on. Under what circumstances would the company offer him $20 million to retire, except for an occasional function where he has to gladhand a few stockholders? That's almost exactly what's going on in Green Bay. Now the Packers aren't quite in the Fortune 500, but they really aren't that far off, and most importantly they are a public owned company, the only such team in American sports. I can't imagine that the stockholders want to sink $20 million into keeping Favre off the Vikings when they offered Ryan Grant a $1.75 million signing bonus on a six year deal.

It sounds like this is how Brett Favre's career is going to end: publicly bank rolled by a team with one of the lowest payrolls in the league to remain active in the Green Bay community? So is this a case of sports becoming more or less like a business? The argument for it becoming less like a business is based around how personal this dispute has become. The argument for sports becoming more like a business is how eerily similar this sounds to Dick Cheney's retirement from Halliburton, for which he received a $20 million severance package.