It's been a while since I've really vented, so it's time to get some things off my chest. The following items are in no particular order -- I've decided to channel George Steinbrenner of the 80s and talk first, think second.
* My crappy HP notebook needs a new hard drive, which pisses me off and leads me to this question - who has you more bent over and at their mercy - the geeky computer dork from Best Buy or the mechanic at your auto dealer? Fixing computers not under warranty usually doesn't make any fiscal sense, but don't let them tell you that......little bastards.
* Does anyone really believe A-Rod is going to say ANYTHING remotely interesting today? Even though he's a huge drama queen he has to be smart enough to apologize, spout cliches, talk in circles and move on doesn't he? I mean he can't possibly be dumb enough to make more bad news for himself in front of 2 million media members who will be there to record it. Then again, nothing surprises me with him anyone.
* Speaking of which, I love the fact that reporters all over the country are "outraged" that A-Rod 'slandered' Selena Roberts, yet these same reporters are silent when news organizations get stories wrong and make ordinary people look bad. The correction on page A-12 doesn't have the same affect as the cover stories that's wrong. Grow up people and check the outrage at the door. A-Rod is a liar, everyone knows it. Disputing what he said is fine, but save the rightous indignation for more worthy issues.
* I finally saw The Express last week - I thought it was good, but not great. It could have been edited more tightly and from all accounts I've read, Ernie Davis was a far warmer, more likable personality than he came across as in the film. I'd give it B. I liked seeing how they recreated old Archbold Stadium though, that was cool.
* Speaking of sports on TV - I watched the premier of Eastbound & Down on HBO Sunday night, and while I love the premise -- the story is about washed out pitcher who is a cross between John Rocker and Mitch Williams bottoming out and ending up back in his old hometown -- I felt it was a little lazy. First of all, the lead character drops about 50 F bombs in a high school where he works, without anyone batting an eye; the baseball flashbacks feature actors playing athletes who are less coordinated than Stephen Hawking; and the female lead is kind of fat. Not a great start, but I'll give it another shot. It's certainly no Flight of the Conchords.
* As Boss pointed out in a comment on this post, Paul Harris absolutely needs to step up and play better if this SU team is going to have any shot at making a run this year. Paging Mr. Harris, you're wanted at Jim Boeheim Court.
* Anyone who thinks Luke Harangody is better than DeJuan Blair is either a hopeless Notre Dame fan or stupid. These two things are not mutually exclusive.
* What's funnier - former Eagle "Fred-Ex" Mitchell getting weed delivered to his barbecue joint or Jamal Anderson's bathroom antics? Discuss.
* The NFL scouting combine starts this week - you better open up the door and let Mel Kiper and Todd McShay in the door, because you don't have a choice.