The Jews call it "Chutzpah," the Spanish call it "Cojones." I have a word for it, but my mother is probably watching.
What perplexes me is that the limousine seems to have been forsaken by the rich and famous. Every time I see how another Hollywood star or starlet has been picked up for DUI, the first thought I have is "why are you driving yourself?" Am I missing something here? Is the love of driving so strong that these celebs have to get behind the wheel rather than hire someone to do the driving for them as they did for their ancestors? If I ever became a millionaire, you better believe I'd have a driver for those nights I hit the town. Insane.
I really hope the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs. They've been down so long, it would be a nice story and I just think they'd be more interesting in the playoffs than the Titans.
And interestingly, the "voice" of the new "Big O, 101.9" will be Las Vegas' own John O'Hurley, star of Spamalot at the Wynn Resort and Casino. I guess he'll be like the voice of Jack on the Jack-FM stations. J. Peterman on your radio!
The Cowboys, a team primarily built by Parcells, have had no arrests in 2007. Ditto for the Patriots, who are led by a long-time Parcells’ lieutenant, and by Parcells’ son-in-law. And the Jets, under the leadership of Parcells’ protege G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, have had only one incident this year.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins have amassed the most points in our Turd Watch game (which we need to update). Much of the damage was done by defensive tackle Fred Evans and receiver Kelly Campbell, who already are long gone.
Not only does Parcells turn teams around, he does it by getting rid of all the problem children. It's a big key to success.
MORE: Don Surber on why Musharraf was right to declare martial law.
MORE: Mark Steyn:
The State Department geniuses thought they had it all figured out. They'd arranged a shotgun marriage between the Bhutto and Sharif factions as a "united" "democratic" "movement" and were pushing Musharraf to reach a deal with them. That's what diplomats do: They find guys in suits and get 'em round a table. But none of those representatives represents the rapidly evolving reality of Pakistan. Miss Bhutto could never have been a viable leader of a post-Musharraf settlement, and the delusion that she could have been sent her to her death. Earlier this year, I had an argument with an old (infidel) boyfriend of Benazir's, who swatted my concerns aside with the sweeping claim that "the whole of the western world" was behind her. On the streets of Islamabad, that and a dime'll get you a cup of coffee.
"I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.
"Get it straight buster - I'm not here to say please, I'm here to tell you what to do and if self-preservation is an instinct you possess you'd better f*cking do it and do it quick! I'm here to help - if my help's not appreciated then lotsa luck, gentlemen.
"If I'm curt with you it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get out of this. So, pretty please... with sugar on top. Clean the f*cking car!"
UPDATE: Did I say soap opera? An amazing twist! Parcells has backed out on the deal and is now in heavy negotiations with the Dolphins.
UPDATE: As expected, the Elder Bush says Clinton's statement is crap.
I will say though, the most interesting development has been the surge for Obama. Oprah Winfrey has really shown the power to move mountains. She gave him one hell of a boost. To answer Stalin's question...Oprah has many, many legions. We'll see if it's enough to overtake Hillary, but I wouldn't count on it.
Bottom line, Owens is still mad at Parcells for not putting up with his sh*t. Thus, any compliment paid to Parcells is seen as an insult to T.O. A warning to you Wade Philips, enjoy the good times now...because you're next.
Gateway Pundit has the story. Be sure to click the video link.
Your down and out Atlanta. The first priority is not to be thinking Super Bowl. You need to think about getting back into contention and respectability. Marty can do that for you.
Is there anyone out there that hasn't betrayed the trust of Arthur Blank this year?
Every presidential election it's the same thing. You have this second tier candidate that gets everyone whipped into a frenzy until it comes time to vote. Those of you getting all jazzed about Huckabee, I would remind you of one name...Howard Dean.
It's gonna be Rudy v. Hillary in November. Get used to it.
Age catches up to us all.
Why am I talking about all this crap on what is usually a political blog? Well, I'm somewhat committed. Tara was once part of an ad campaign for this website. It can be seen here. NSFM
Now it's easy to say that this guy, Jim Henley, is an idiot with no reading comprehension skills unable to divine why one uses quotation marks, but that seems too simple. How many people who read Jim Henley also read Hot Air or The Corner? Probably not that many. So those that read Henley's piece will move on with lives thinking Steyn made this statement. That's how propaganda works. You plant an idea and rely on ignorance to make it spread throughout pop culture.
Four years later to today, Nebraska has finally got the house in order, weeding out the dead-wood and hiring the coach that is the best fit for the school in Bo Pelini. Arkansas, however, is Nebraska '03, and it may take a while for them to fix their mistakes. Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe is the latest to turn them down. Time to look at a top coaching assistant.
This week, Carl puts the BCS in perspective. Warning: this clip is NSFM...not safe for Mom.
We're also getting these stories about Rudy and Hillary sinking in the polls. Again, nonsense. They will be the nominees in 2008. You'd think people would have learned after enough elections that Iowa and New Hampshire are not as big a deal as they're made out to be. People who've won these states in the past: Bob Dole (in 1988), Pat Buchanan, George H.W. Bush (in 1980), Dick Gephardt, Paul Tsongas. It's always much ado about nothing.
Somewhat ironically, Osborne, who was always an offensive-minded coach said that ultimately, it came down to defense. If the role had been reversed and Callahan's team was strong defensively and weak offensively, maybe Turner Gill would have got the job. However, I think there's more to it than our short term needs.
The game of college football has changed. With fewer scholarships and smaller schools making inroads on recruiting in certain areas of the country that were once owned by a few elite teams, we now have what the NFL calls "parity." In the SEC, the best conference in football, you have high-scoring games, some going to triple-overtimes and teams each scoring up to 50 points. In other words, in this new era, Defense is going to win championships. We not only need the "Black Shirts" back, we need the best defense we've ever had in order to play with the big boys and start winning conference titles if not National Championships. I think Osborne is all too aware of this and that was the deciding factor in hiring Bo Pelini. It's the biggest decision Osborne has ever had to make. Certainly T.O.'s legacy is secured, but if Pelini is successful, it may be seen as Osborne's greatest triumph.
Pelini is a good hire and he said all the right things in the press conference. He's thrilled to have the job and has no problem working under Osborne or tapping into Nebraska's storied walk-on program. He also displayed a lot of class and heaped praise on his former boss Frank Solich who he credits with giving him the opportunity and guidance he needed to make it as a college coach.
-He will call the defensive plays.
-Unwilling at this point to commit to a particular style of offense but hinted it won't change much in the short term.
-Excited to work under a legend like Osborne and will not hesitate to ask him for advice.
-When asked about his fired-up personality and whether he would have to temper it as a head coach, he said to titters of laughter that he is who he is and that won't change.
Bottom line, I trust Tom Osborne's decision making and I think this was the best hire given the timing and circumstances. Gill would have been great, but we need someone with experience, drive and passion to spare with a good defensive pedigree. I think we got it.
Meanwhile, Missouri is about to lose to Oklahoma and blow their chance at the National Title.
What. A. Year.