From time to time, I've posted sports-themed posts on my other blogs, DiscConnected (music reviews and news) or Back In The USSR (political).

I decided to see if I could give ESPN 8 (The Ocho) a run for their money and started this blog.

I lifted the title from John DeBella's Philadelphia morning radio show back in the eighties.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Here's what Mike Golic had to say last week...

Bravo, Mike, for saying what we all are thinking, in the wake of the NFL fining  Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin for his hard hit on Bengals punter Kevin Huber.
Garvin was not flagged on the play, but the NFL said afterward that he should have been.

According to NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, punters ,  and kickers are considered defenseless players throughout the entire down, meaning they can’t be hit in the head or neck area.
Garvin’s helmet struck Huber’s chin. Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebrae on the hit, ending his season.
This was a brutal hit.
If Garvin were being called out for unnecessary roughness, I might not have a problem with it.
But Huber was trying to make a tackle.
To call a professional football player making a tackle ‘defenseless’ is a joke.
If a kicker or punter is truly defenseless, they should be required to get off of the field after they kick.
Better yet-every kicker and punter should be insulted by the ruling from Blandino, a ruling that emasculated every punter and kicker who ever played the game.
Because Blandino just confirmed to be true what you have been fighting against your whole careers.
Blandino just said you are not real football players.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


How many times have you heard something like this on ESPN?

Detroit's loss catapulted the Bears (8-6) into sole possession of first place and put them in control of their own destiny


The Eagles are a team of destiny

Now while I may wish it were my destiny to date one of the Eagles cheerleaders...

I doubt that destiny has much to do with the National Football League.

After all, what is destiny?

Destiny is a predetermined course of events.

So to say you control your destiny, while it sounds nice, is fallacy. If the events are predetermined, you cannot control them.

So the Bears were not in control of their own destiny when the Eagles gave them a full can of whup-ass on Sunday night.

They just lost the game.

But were the Eagles a team of destiny?

I would give them the same odds of me being destined to date the cheerleader. Slim and none.

If there is such a thing as destiny, it is set by either God, some other higher being, or the cosmos.

And I doubt that God, or some other being, or the cosmos, are paying that much attention to football.

That's Las Vegas' job.

So sorry Eagle's fans, and Eagles cheerleader fantasizers, there's no destiny going on here.

Merry Christmas, Eagles fans! The Birds are still in the hunt, and get to play Dallas for a playoff spot. From where they started the season, it may noit be destiny, but it's a heckuva run!

The Eagles may yet win the super bowl if they play well and are lucky.

But destiny will have nothing to do with it.

And as for me....well I never dated a cheerleader when I was a yewt, and at this point, I wouldn't want to date anyone who is not my side of forty.

But heck, I'm old, not blind! And I needed a picture on this post and isn't she way cuter than the average Santa-booing Eagle's fan?

Well....except maybe this fan...

Merry Christmas everyone!