Monday, September 14, 2009

Zero and One


I know this blog thing is alleged to support the FCU website but it's fall and I haven't been sitting on my ass watching many movies lately and have instead been sitting on my ass watching football. When I was a kid NFL opening day was a bigger deal than Christmas Day with my Dad, older brother and eventually even my sister gathering around to break down game film. We loved us some football baby. Now that I'm an old man opening day isn't nearly as important to me as it used it to be but it does still does possess some cache. And this opening day is doubly important because this is the year my Lions rise from the ashes!

Or maybe not. Saints QB Drew Brees and his good friends Colston, Shockey, Henderson, some cat named Bell and some of the fans from the stands played pitch and catch for sixty minutes while my Lions looked on and took notes. Were the Saints malicious they probably could've hung a hundred points on us but they kindly stopped at 45. The Saints spent so much time in the endzone that they should've been charged rent.

Matt Stafford did not like a million bucks times forty after 'winning' the QB job in the pre-season but this is to be expected from a rookie. I am of the opinion that Cullpeppper played better during the pre-season but the Lions future isn't with Daunte Cullpepper and I would've preferred that Coach Schwartz had said as much as opposed to the fallacy that Stafford 'outplayed' the vet during those worthless pre-season games. Besides, the kid had the unique advantage of actually playing and gaining valuble experience then going to the sidelines to observe how a real quarterback approaches the game of football. Outstanding.

As a long time Lions observer it is not uncommon for players to have career days against my team, and you may want to observe how many opposing players grab 'Player of the Week' honors while playing the Lions, as I suspect Drew Brees will be honored this week... though I think playing the Lions should automatically eliminate one from award contention... we were just hoping that things might be a little different this year. It's early and The Saints are really, really good offensively so we aren't slamming the door on the Lions just yet, but it aint looking good.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


God Bless the Internet.


It is because a movie that I recently watched called 'Angel of Death' that I got turned on to Crackle.com as "Angel of Death' started out life as a web series on their sight. This in turn directed me to their rather eclectic list of web shows including ‘Mommy XXX’, a reality show about a porn star trying to raise her kids amidst the always supportive world of adult entertainment. Outstanding. I’ve never heard of this particular porn star Demi Delia but I do see that she is relatively ancient for an adult actress… she’s 40+… a number which relevant to more than just her age… but I imagine this makes her ideal for a certain genre of porn flick, as her IMDB filmography list would suggest and includes what I’m sure will be an instant classic… 'I Came in your Mom'. Outstanding. Actually the show is pretty damn entertaining. I’m talking about ‘Mommy XXX’ here as I have not and have no intentions of watching ‘I Came in your Mom’. Seriously.

There are all kinds of wacky shows on this Cackle.com including one that has Bud Bundy playing a washed up actor. You really can’t beat that with a stick. There is so much ‘legitimate’ entertainment streaming on web from Hulu to Fear.Com and other free sites that if you’re lucky enough to have a VGA port on the back on your TV, as my new energy sucking plasma TV does, you almost don’t need a TV service. The only thing I watch on TV anyway is NFL Total Access, Sports Center and football games.

God Bless the Internet.