It was an eventful week off with Denny filling in for me. I always love reading writing written by Denny so it was nice of him to pick me up last week. But I’m back, so let’s go.
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It’s sad that Ohio State lost yesterday… unless you went to Dayton, of course. Regardless, it feels like a win because we got this photoshop out of it.
For everything the Internet gets wrong, you’ve gotta love the enduring legacy of a show like Breaking Bad including Huell lying on a pile of cash.
About advertising on NBA jerseys and the millions of words that will be written. Shut up. That’s it. I know it’s totally rude and I’m not talking to you individually, but in general I’m just going to say shut up. Maybe I’m looking especially old in my aging 35-year-old body, but the only thing more annoying than bad changes to sports are the traditionalist ramblings that pine away for simpler, better times that weren’t really that much simpler or better. Things change. Even the changes we assume are for the worst are likely just different. Advertisements on NBA jerseys feel dirty, but it will only take a minute and everyone will be over it. So, I choose to save the whole conversation. It’s just another topic that has so very little to do with the actual sport and everything to do with the garbage surrounding it.
I remember spending a lot of time getting ticked about bands “selling out” or movies with blatant product placement in my younger days. Complaining about it didn’t do anything to change it and it just made me feel bad in general. So now I’ll follow my own advice and shut up on this topic as well.
Former Browns pick faces his future. Mark Sanchez of buttfumble fame could have been a Cleveland Browns quarterback. Pay no mind to the second round of Eric Mangini for a second. Don’t worry about eventual pick, Alex Mack’s agent. The Browns owned the Mark Sanchez pick and Sanchez currently awaits his probable cut from the roster in New York. Between his rookie deal and an extension aimed at saving cap dollars, Sanchez has probably made over $50 million so far in New York. How about another collective sigh of relief that he didn’t collect that kind of money in Cleveland! And thanks again for the new rookie wage scale, NFL. Even if the Browns select a Bortles, Bridgewater and Manziel, it won’t be a cap crusher. Yes, it will be a horrible loss of opportunity cost, but that’s better than the buttfumbling alternative.
U.S. wins a soccer recruiting battle ahead of the World Cup – We don’t really talk soccer consistently enough here for my tastes, but I do the best I can to try and keep up with it. We’ll especially be keeping up with the United States in the World Cup this summer and that team might have gotten some exceptional news this week. An eighteen-year-old striker, who was born in Florida but has been playing under-19 with Germany, chose to play for the U.S. internationally. It’s a big deal for the United States and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann who is native to Germany.
It is unknown how good Green will be, of course, but this is a recruiting battle to be sure. A kid who was born in Florida to an American father and a German mother who is worthy of hype would have been very difficult to convince to play for the United States in the past. This is exactly the kind of rise in profile that the United States was looking for when they hired Jurgen Klinsmann. We’ll find out soon enough this summer in Brazil if they’ve achieved anything tangible.
Are the Killers are trying to be a cheesy 80’s easy listening group now? Last, but not least, as I was watching March Madness yesterday, there was a song playing on the way in or out of commercials and it stuck out to me. I thought it was The Killers, and it turns out it was, but it also sounded like it was another, more cheesy song that hearkened back to an earlier time of musical fromage. I think it was calling back “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood. Take a listen and let me know if you agree.
First, here are The Killers with “Shot at the Night”
Now, here’s Steve Winwood.
Not a good look, The Killers. Not a good look at all.
Have a good weekend everyone.