From The Bleachers 2.24.12
As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.
…the Mike Wallace sweepstakes.
Interesting that he’s grabbing all the headlines in a deep receiver free agent class. As a Wallace fantasy owner last season, I feel that I’m a leading expert on what his real value is. I can tell you, he’s kind of a boom or bust player. He’ll either score on a 70 yard pass or he’ll be held to 4 catches and 60 yards. But I guess that’s what you expect from a guy who always either runs a go route or a hitch. I’m more intrigued by Marques Colston and Dwayne Bowe, guys with a little versatility. I’m always a little wary of guys who just rely on out-running the coverage.
As a Dwayne Bowe fantasy owner for the past two seasons, I can assure you, I have no idea what his real value is. For 4 weeks he is the best wide out in the game. Then for the next 6 weeks he all but disappears. I hate to say it, but maybe our opinions on many of these wide receivers are really a reflection on the QB throwing them the ball. Maybe Wallace is one dimensional because of Big Ben. Maybe you are more interested in Colston because of Brees. I thought the running back position became less star driven in recent years. The wide receivers might be the next to go down this path. In a league that is geared towards the prolific pass offenses — it’s all about the QB.
Well, if this is as cool as Virtual Boy, I think I’m in. Pretty futuristic, but what I’m really interested in is those special glasses from They Live that let you see which people are really zombies. If Google has an app for that, I’m lining up right now.
I use a lot of Google products/services. However, Google is quickly getting into that innovation just for the sake of innovation category. I guess that’s what you do when your ad revenue is being brought in hand over fist. It’s something OWS can relate to…
The best is the confused laughter after the misquote. I know the popular joke right now is that Mitt Romney is stiff and he isn’t very affable, but we really shouldn’t care about that in a presidential candidate. I don’t want the guy who’s funny and loves sitcoms; I want the guy who buries himself in his job and has no personality because all he does is look at risk analysis spreadsheets all day. You know that guy at work who’s the life of the office party and has seen every episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? He will never be your boss. The guy who will be your boss is the quiet Korean guy who hasn’t cracked a smile in 3 weeks. Yeah, he’s going to cancel the holiday party but he’s also going to dig your company out of a hole.
This is largely how I feel about politics, too. I don’t much care about a political leaders thoughts on much else beyond fiscal policy. Pro-life, pro-choice, green jacket, gold jacket, who gives a shit. I’m talking right down to the most touchy of social issues, including the one I just referenced. But, for fun, lets take same sex marriage as an example. Every single time same sex marriage has come down to a popular vote of the public, it has been voted down. That’s, for the mathematically challenged, 100% of the time. Yet, somehow it keeps getting passed. The point is that congress will go forth with whatever they wish to do. And a lot of the time you are going to disagree with them. So, keeping that in mind, lets at least have people in office that have sound financial backgrounds.
And speaking of politics, on the opposite side of that spectrum, I’m going to see Noam Chomsky speak on Monday. That should be interesting. I can’t believe he’s still kicking. He’s like 83 — good heavens.