And Onion John cried, "Father, let this cup pass from me, for it is not even a good bad beer, like Schlitz, or even a Budweiser like that mad Welshman likes."
Even though Randy Moss is a wart on the keister of professional American football, it has to be said that Moss is a very talented wart. It also doesn't say much that the most smartly coached team in the NFL picked him up immediately, as if by giant electromagnet.
Carrie at Bad Mama knows I'm jonesing bad for football -- the shakes, the tremors, seeing John Madden flicker in and out of the corner of my eye -- and she sent me this beautiful link to the current Pacman Jones case (PDF). It's a comprehensive list of damn near everything NFL players have gotten in trouble with the law over the last few years. Learn why Najeh Davenport is called the Dumptruck!
I really should find a back-up sport for the interminable off-season. I picked up a Brooklyn Cyclones schedule, but it's not doing anything for me. Union Hall has two bocce courts and a bar, which sounds promising. Or I could read another book.
Update: Republican presidential candidate Brownback learns the third rail of Wisconsin politics. "That's really bad," he said. "That will go down in history. I apologize."
Mangling the names, we can forgive. No one was too upset with Kerry saying 'Lambert' instead of 'Lambeau'. You try saying 'Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila' after three Bloody Marys with extra horseradish. Even 'Bart Starr' becomes difficult.
Other things are unforgiveable.
Incidentally, Carrie informs me the answer to Brownback's question, "How many passes does he complete without a line?" is 56%.