Friday, April 3, 2009



-That was quick. The Denver Broncos found a taker for disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler in the Windy City. Cutler was shipped to the Bears for a plethora of draft picks, and QB Kyle Orton. The Broncos will receive Chicago's first round pick this year, and next, as well as a 3rd rounder this year. Did Chicago give up too much? Did Denver steal some draft picks? Leave some comments below, and let's discuss.

-Penn State is your 2009 NIT Champions. The Nittany Lions defeated Baylor 69-63 at MSG to capture the crown. If you had Baylor winning in the tournament in your office pool then congrats! Unfortuantely I had Davidson and Creighton in the finals... Guess my NCAA tournament and my NIT brackets both were terrible. Yikes.

-Tim Floyd has apparently gone crazy. He has turned down Arizona to stay the head coach at USC. Floyd stated that he wanted to stay at an elite program, but apparently he forgot that even when the Wildcats are terrible (i.e. this year) they still get preferential treatment and make the big dance. Moron of the Week potential? Not quite, but stay tuned for that announcement later this afternoon.


-Nothing like a 5th season of listening to a bitchy mother yell at her husband all day long. TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 will be returning for it's 5th season. Despite rumors that Jon has left Kate and their 8 kids, TLC has decided to pick up the show for another year. I couldn't be happier.

-122 Emmy nominations later, ER has aired it's final episode. The medical drama of all medical dramas came to a close after 15 years on NBC. I wish I could tell you anything about the finale, and the show in general, but I've never watched it. I bet somebody died, and somebody got saved though. Mmmm... I wonder what will happen next week on Grey's Anatomy?

-The Sex and the City sequel will hit the big screen in May of 2010. It appears that all of the stars of the hit HBO TV show are signed on for the project, and the only remaining holdout from the first movie is Jennifer Hudson. She says she would love to do the sequel, but an offer has not yet been made.


-Since the beginning of 2009 over 2 million jobs have been lost. Ouch! In the month of March alone there were over 663,000 people who lost their jobs. The unemployment rate in America is now at 8.5%, which is the highest since November of 1983. Scary stuff.

-It appears that Google may be in talks to buy Twitter. Like I mentioned the other day, I have never used Twitter, and despite some pressure to try it, I don't plan on it anytime soon. But when a company like Google is interested in purchasing the software you have to figure that it is going to be an online staple for years to come.

1 comment:

  1. As a lifelong Broncos fan, it's seriously a give/take sort of thing. Denver doesn't tolerate well players who think they're bigger than the team (I know some might argue Melo is like that, but it's more of inflammatory quotes & just a lack of malaise toward the community/media & Melo keeps to himself pretty well that way). So Cutler can say all he wants to that he wanted to stay in Denver, but if that's the case, he should fire his agent and/or anyone on his PR staff.

    As for McDaniels & Bowlen, I think they (privately) would acknowledge a few missteps on the issue. If you're going to trade a Pro-Bowl QB, you sure as heck better get who you're going after. If not, you've gotta know it's going to blow up in your face. And once it DID blow up, McDaniels should know he's not Belichik yet, so a little humble pie would go a long way.

    However, having vented all of that, having five picks in the first three rounds sure will fill a lot of holes. Sure, Orton isn't the answer in Denver, but he'll fit nicely into the system for a year. And that extra #1 might be nice next year too with the Bears receiving corps of a bunch of minor leaguers.

    Here's my biggest qualm with the whole matter: All along, I thought it would've made more sense to hire a defensive-minded coach (Rex Ryan or Steve Spagnuolo anyone?), then just not mess too much with the offensive staff of the Bates' & Cutler. McDaniels comes from good pedigree, but so did Romeo and Charlie Weis.

    What does it all mean? McDaniels better win, and he better win NOW. If not, don't expect another run like Shanahan's.