Monday, January 10, 2005

It's-a Niiiice

4-0 on this weekend's games...It's a good thing I don't bet any real money on these picks, otherwise I'd have to put up with winning a whole lotta cash. I really need to grow a set.

Randy, don't let the league or the media get ya down, I'm behind you all the way. The guy fake mooned a hostile crowd, it's not like he jumped into the stands and started delivering haymakers to innocent little white kids. It's just a touchdown celebration, albeit one that may have crossed the line between fun and taunting, but it was just a celebration.

Joe Buck immediately called it "disgusting" and apologized for showing it on FOX's air...apparently Joe forgot that his new Budweiser commercial with Banya debuted this weekend, negelecting to apologize for that fucking travesty. James Brown and the rest of the d-bags on FOX were also quick to poo-poo the move, JB calling the move and Moss "classless," saying "talent only excuses so much." Berman and TJ weighed in as well, Stuart Scott added his two cents with one eye, and all the rest of the writers in the country are fuming.

But where was Joe Buck when the FOX cameras clearly showed Moss pointing to the scoreboard earlier in the game, yelling at the fans "Look at the muthafuckin' scoreboard, the muthafuckin' scoreboard," when the Vikings led 17-0 in the first quarter? Where's the outrage there? How about an apology immediately following that close-up of Moss cursing wildly at the fans on national television? No, Buck didn't say anything, because Joe's a smart guy and he knows the score...he knew the replay of the Moss Moonshot would be shown a million times on every network whereas nobody would ever see the scoreboard clip again, he knew that people would talk about the fake moon incessantly, and it's as if Buck's programmed himself to know that any Joe Horn or Randy Moss or Terrell Owens ridiculousness in the endzone should be immediately shot down with a hevay helping of self-righteousness and faux disgust.

Buck tried to strike a chord with the sports purists and the red staters, scoring points by getting his trumped up indignation on the record. Screw that. Don't be a hero, Joe, you're better than that.

And speaking of FOX, here's a great little piece from today's Daily News:

Attention, blue-state parents. Are you worried about what your children are seeing on TV? Have you caught them ogling Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity as they engage in explicit acts of love with Bush administration policies?

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Sam Kimery and Joshua Montgomery, who are marketing the device, say it employs the technology already used to filter adult content.

And every time someone orders one of the gizmos from, Fox advertisers receive E-mail telling them that another consumer has just said no to Rupert Murdoch's brand of "fair and balanced news."

"We hope that companies will see people actually paying to block channels that won't offer alternative views, and then rethink how they spend their advertising dollars," Montgomery tells Variety V Life magazine.

Is Fox worried about this new product?

"I mean, clearly, it's not working," a Fox News rep told us. "Our ratings continue to skyrocket."

More to follow on the Jets, the wedding, the Jack Bauer, and the rest...


At 11:51 AM, Blogger ethan said...

yeah that was ridiculous. everybody has known for years that moss is a piece of shit, why get all hot and bothered now?

how he wasn't benched to start that game is disgusting. he pulls a fucking sammy sosa and gets absolutely no repercussions. tice has to be fired, no matter what, rite? even if they win a super bowl.

and the only way that banyan/buck commercial is getting a laugh is if jerry warms up the crowd first.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I mean, what's the deal with cancer? Hey, I have cancer! Tough crowd.

I don't agree that Moss shoulda been benched to start the's too late for that type of discipline, it really is. Apparently, they hugged that shit out in practice last week, and it's over.

I don't think you can start imposing discipline on Moss now if you're just need him on the field to win, and you can't win without him playing. You're not teaching him a lesson if you bench him, you're just gonna make him sulk. There IS something to be said for treating your stars differently than your other dudes, I really believe that.

Am I the only one who fucking laughed at the fake mooning? Not only did I think the media overreacted for no reason, I thought it was a funny gag! He didn't even moon the crowd, which is something that is kinda being overlooked today. This whole thing is crap, aka Damir Krapajlia.

I really hope this isn't a bi-product of the Election Day re-jiggering of moral values, networks and media types blindly catering to NASCAR dads and red state moms who they assume will be outraged by what they see on TV. But I think there's definitely a little bit of this in play...

At 12:20 PM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

this should come as no suprise to u or the rest of the slack community, but, no, u werent the only one laughing at that. i first thought he was "taking a dump" but then upon further review realized it was just a mooning. hysterical, i have no problem with this whatsoever, call it classless call it disrespectful, bla bla bla, i call it entertainment, lighten up, its a freaging football game, get over yourselves, i am sick of all these stories about nothing turning in to week long rants by johnny journalist and billy broadcaster, enough already!!

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Well said, you crazy bastard, well said.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Dave#6 said...

Ludicrous. IT WAS FAKE! If it had been a throat-slash gesture there would have been a brief comment about it and that would have been it, but no, a fake semi-sexual act and media has to immediately start sucking up to those red-state, nascar watchin, fundamentalist, american-taliban, hypocritical fake moralists. I thought the Randy Moon was funny, especially after finding out that GB fans ACTUALLY moon the visiting players team bus after Packer wins. And hey, anyone with an afro that big, gets a free pass on just about anything, no? Freakin idiots our press. Get me a "foxblocker" quick, before I go insane.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Dave #6, welcome...all new Slack registrants receive a free Fox-blocker with their first comment. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery.


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