Posted by Darth Venomous @ 11:55
As we start the 2nd half of the back-to-back Perfect Football Weekend, we once again enlist the services of the He Ain’t All That & A Bag O’ Chips Department, which brings us yet more lamenting about the Washington REDSKINS, YOU FUCKING LIBERALS!!! slide into oblivion:
For the sixth time in the past seven seasons, the Washington Redskins will finish last in the NFC East division. With four wins against 11 losses, the team has little at stake in Sunday’s season finale against the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys.
But unlike last season, when a poisoned relationship between then-Coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III undermined the Redskins, no single relationship or failing explained Washington’s futility on the field in 2014. Instead, a series of shortcomings proved insurmountable: injuries, instability at quarterback, poor discipline among players, ill-advised play calls and friction in the locker room, to name a few.
Such hurdles are routinely overcome by better NFL teams, but they proved too much in Washington, where losing has become ingrained in the environment of a once proud franchise.
You are encouraged, as our old frenemy Straight Up With Sherri used to say, to go read the rest.
For my part – how many times have I told anyone who would listen that The Second Coming Of The World’s Greatest Ever Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever!!!!!, aka ARRRRRRRRRRR GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!, that he wasn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread? That the only reason he is where he is right now is because of one game against an inexperienced TCU secondary playing its first game together? And that one of those touchdowns was an illegal double forward pass? And how, had Ross Evans been able to kick his way out of a paper sack, that Griffin would not have won the Heisman?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
I’d give this a WITY – but I’ve already given it one, so what’s the point?
Let’s get on with it. With the end of TCU’s season, there’s one Core Team left – the Cincinnati Bengals – and their run will end Sunday in Indianapolis as they begin/end the playoffs against the Colts.
For the wildcard games, we’ll take the Arizona Cardinals to win in Carolina, Pittsburgh to end Baltimore’s year at Heinz Field, and Detroit (specifically, Megatron) to be too much for Dallas’ secondary.
For colleges, I like #19 Auburn over #18 Bucky in the Outback Bowl (I imagine the Tigers watched that Ohio State film) and #14 UCLA to edge #11 K-State in the Alamo Bowl (the Wildcats have problems with quality quarterbacks).
We’ll have the final recap & benediction Monday or so, as this is (in all probability) the last ever episode of the Perfect Football Weekend. Be here!
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 9:43
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 8:56
Denizes, as we start the Holiday Edition of the Perfect Football Weekend, it is time for yet another WITY. Someone else besides me has finally figured out that The Second Coming Of The World’s Greatest Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever! – aka ARRRRRRRRRRRR GEEEEEEEEEEEEE THREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!1!!!ONE!!~ – isn’t all that ‘n a bag o’ chips.
Only this time…it’s his head coach.
If Jay Gruden’s stinging words this week about quarterback Robert Griffin III have not resonated, team sources tell ESPN that the Washington Redskins coach is prepared to speak louder if the third-year quarterback does not perform more consistently Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
That means Griffin could be yanked Sunday in favor of Colt McCoy, who is 2-0 as Griffin’s sub, or an evaluation will be made to make a move next week.
Gruden’s criticism has cited a breakdown in fundamentals, Griffin’s inability to overcome adversity and even that he has been “coddled.”
Through four games, Griffin has thrown for 763 yards, with 2 total touchdowns, 3 interceptions and a QBR of 34.2. The Redskins are 0-2 since he returned from a dislocated left ankle.
I have long told anyone who would listen that the only reason Robert Griffin III was in the position he’s in was because of one game – the 2011 season opener against TCU. He had a decent enough game against an untested, inexperienced secondary…and at that, one of those touchdown passes was an illegal double forward pass.
Add to that the fact that Ross Evans couldn’t kick his way out of a paper bag, and what should have been a 51-50 TCU win turned out to be a 50-48 Baylor victory, and the birth of a pseudo-legend.
Well, after an admittedly successful rookie year, the NFL has had a chance to figure out ARRRR GEEEE THREEEEEE!!!! That, plus an injury has resulted in Grifiin, who (believe it or not) actually has a statue out in front of Baylor’s new stadium, turning into another Andre Ware (great college QB, not so much in the pros). They’ve figured out that if you want to make Griffin mediocre, keep him in the pocket.
And, earlier this week, coach Gruden did, in fact, pull that trigger:
The quaterback for the future for the Washington Redskins might not be in the locker-room as they believed.
Robert Griffin III, the Heisman trophy winner and top draft pick for Washington has battled injuries and a constant rotation on coaches and offensive coordinators. His days might be numbered as of this week.
After getting back in the line-up after battling injuries, Griffin will be finding himself back on the bench again.
When the Skins play the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, journeyman Colt McCoy will be the starting quarterback. McCoy has played well when asked to play this season in Griffins absence.
Well? What’d I Tell Ya?
Let’s get to the football. It’s Thanksgiving, so while we’re not chronicling the Dallas Cowgirlz this time around (even though they’re at home versus Filthydelphia), we are talking about Gary Patterson’s fifth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs as they’re in Austin against the
Texas Longhorns T-Sip Shortdicks. TU’s defense is improved from a few weeks ago, but Vegas still has the Frogs as a 6½-point road fave. May come down to Jaden Overkrom again, we’ll have to see.
Cincinnati’s pretty much got a gimme this week, as they travel to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay to play the Bucs. Andy, can you bring back one of those pirate wenches when you get back to Fort Worth?
MRS. VENOMOUS (with cast-iron skillet): HEY!!!!!!!
Arlington Heights is out of the playoffs, so we’re going to go with plan R – for Revenge. Wichita Falls Rider, which beat Heights last week, is up in the regional playoffs in Lubbock this week against Canyon Randall HS. GO RANDALL!!!!!
For the wildcards this week, we’re going with top-ranked Alabama hosting #15 Auburn (Bama’s has not forgotten that 109-yard failed-field-goal return from last year, and they’re out for revenge, as well), Nebraska at Iowa (the Huskers’ collapse continues as we observe what’re probably Pelini’s last days) and 18th-ranked Minnesota going to Camp Randall to get steamrolled by #14 Wisconsin (I’d love to see Minnehaha win here, as it helps TCU, but you’re not beating Bucky in Madison. Ain’t happening).
We’re back Monday with the recap. In the meantime…Vicar, how do you handicap the Egg Bowl (#19 Ole Miss vs. #4 Mississippi State)?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 19:30
Denizens, remember last year when I lamented what it appeared one Destiny Hope “Miley” Cyrus was turning into?
Shame, Miley. Given who your dad is, we out here were hoping you’d spare us a modicum of angst by not becoming a clone of Britney Spears. That you might grow up to be someone we’d want our daughters to emulate – someone wholesome, upright, even pure (relatively speaking, anyway).
Guess we can’t have everything we want in life, huh?
Miley Cyrus is a “pothead” and apparently she doesn’t care who knows it.
At least that was the “party line” at her private 19th birthday bash last week at the Roosevelt Hotel Beacher’s Madhouse Club in Los Angeles. In a video obtained exclusively by Flash, when Kelly Osbourne presents a cake to Cyrus emblazoned with the face of a ganja icon, the former “Hannah Montana” star cracks, “You know you’re a stoner when friends make you a Bob Marley cake — you know you smoke way too much f***in’ weed.”
Of late, it seems the former child star has gone to great lengths to distance herself from a clean pop image, including hosting “Saturday Night Live” this year and dissing Disney child actors. Can another “SNL” sketch with dead-on Cyrus impersonator Vanessa Bayer be in the works?
Can a prison career a la Lindsey “My Breasts Have Been a Big Hit” Lohan be far behind?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 9:56
“He’s very sweet,” she says of her French-born boyfriend. “I’m the experienced one. I’m the teacher, especially about love. He’s always telling me he’s never met anyone who loves the way I do – wholly and freely and unconditionally.”
Well, it looks like ol’ Frenchie took to his lessons very well, hawhawhawhaw!!!
Brent Barry’s father, NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry is worried his son will be devastated by the news that his wife Erin was having an affair with Tony Parker. Barry played with Parker from 2004 to 2008, and he is currently in the middle of his own divorce from Erin.
Live by the extra-marital affair, die by the extra-marital affair.
Though I (curiously) didn’t blog on it at the time, I was telling whoever would listen to me that this marriage would last three years, tops.
And the news came down just a couple days ago – the marriage is done, over, toes up, fini.
Karma’s kind of a bitch, isn’t it Eva?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 15:40
As if on cue.
Remember, Denizens, when I said:
Well, here’s a question for you: what if the Yankees & Red Sox don’t ever trail Texas this weekend – or worse, bomb the crap out of the pitching staff? What if the Rangers never even get the _chance_ to use either Oliver, Frankie Frank or Feliz? (It’s less of a chance this year than prior years, but work with me here.) You will have then wasted a chance to win a game you should have won, all for a scenario that never presented itself.
Noo Yawk won Friday’s rain-shortened, six-inning game, 5-1. And won today, 7-3, after leading most of the day, 7-0.
Tomorrow’s matchup is the Yankees’ patient offense vs. Rich Harden, who hasn’t proven yet he can put people away if he doesn’t strike them out. I tend to think that’ll be a bloodbath, too.
UPDATE: And they get swept, 5-2. Mheh.
Somebody needs to go buy me a swami’s hat ASAP.