Friday, November 19, 2004

Question of the Day

I walked into work this morning and saw that a Texas radio host is launching an offensive to ensure we don't change the Constitution to allow Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president. And that's the first time it really hit me...

Are we seriously thinking about changing the fucking Constitution so Detective John Kimble can be the President of the United States? Wait, we're planning to re-write the oldest rules in the book so that Col. John Matrix can lead our country? Is that for real? Really?

I'm speechless. I am without speech. I'd heard about this pro-Arnold movement for some time, but this is the first time it sank in. Hilarious. Only in America.

And here's a follow-up on a story from earlier this week, the Jets getting on their knees and blowing the game as time ran out. And yes, clock management assistant Dick Curl is mentioned. Dick Curl, doesn't get old. The article also mentions LaMont Jordan's ill-fated, ill-conceived, You Be Illin' halfback option, the one he threw for no reason and cost the Jets the game...

Big game this weekend for the Jets -- if they lose, there will be nothing but hell to pay.

6 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, Blogger ahren said...

they should change the constitution to not allow dumbass throws like that... i bet arnold would've had the sense to throw it away...

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I'd vote "Yea" on that, Ahren...I mean, that one play could have cost the Jets the season! How crazy is that?! Live with that, LaMont.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger ethan said...

ahh, the halfback option. a baffling experience.

first, how (as in the jets case and many others) do these guys who have been playing football their ENTIRE lives get so confused and make the pass when no one is open? in the jets game, there was no one within eyesight of the endzone. it simply defies the laws of space, time, and logic. and it's not like they're scared of getting hit, which is why you sometimes see a kicker attempt a pass to no one on a botched FG. is it that they think it's their only chance to ever throw a pass so they have to make it worthwhile?

second, how is it that everyone is so amazed when the rb can successfully throw a 15 yard pass to a wide open receiver? 12 year old kids have been doing this on their lawns for 100 years. yet these are the best athletes in a PROFESSIONAL SPORTS LEAGUE and every creams themselves upon completion, as if they were nervous the guy was going to just throw a 3 yard duck.

third (and maybe this answers my second question), how is it that so many of these unbelievable athletes throw like johnny damon?

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

You cannot be against Arnold making a run at the presidency, I mean, he is a cop you idiot.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger ahren said...

in all fairness, when a kicker or punter does it, it's actually a pretty decent move... since the play is about to result in a turnover anyhow (assuming 4th down), so randomly chucking the ball downfield isn't a bad idea in most situations.

i did it myself twice in college, and it worked out both times (though one was called back for illegal man downfield).

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger ethan said...

aaah, Lemmer's Punting Days. good times. and a good band name (since i know you're looking for one).

but, yeah, i meant all that stuff for the rb's.

 

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