From The Bleachers 3.23.12
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.
Oh, big fucking surprise, Bob Costas was outraged over what the Saints did. You’re telling me Costas wants to deliver a soliloquy of finger-wagging and holier-than-thou rhetoric? Shocker. You know what’s a great way to sound like you have an opinion? Just be indignant about EVERYTHING. He’s turning into one of those old guys who are pining for a return to the “family values” of the 1950s. The 50s weren’t all moral and upstanding, you idiots. TV was the only thing that was different. You just remember it as being awesome because you were 9 and all you had to worry about was popsicles and baseball cards.
May I start by saying; you deserve a +2 points for the use of indignant. I’ve defended Costas on here before. It’s the 9 year old kid in me doing so, ironically. To this day all I hear when he is on NBC is the old NBA on NBC theme song with Costas voice overlaying, “This afternoon Michael Jordan and the Bull take on the Knicks and Patrick Ewing in a key Eastern Conference duel.” I guess we all have to let go of thing here — Coastas and I included.
…the Manning/Tebow debacle.
So according to ESPN, the Broncos have “a strong nucleus of young wideouts that also includes Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas and Matthew Willis.” Really? We’ve decided those guys are really good? ESPN’s insider scouting ranks them, out of a 100, as a 61, 55, and a 20 (!) respectively. Not exactly Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and Dallas Clark. Besides, would they really be taking a look at soon-to-be-real-estate-agent Brandon Stokely if they believed these receivers were awesome?
Those are some intimidating numbers. The AFC West will certainly be more daunting then recent years. Of course, some southern high school conferences have been better recently. And, look at this, the rich get richer? Broncos signed Andre Caldwell. Of course Caldwell has already had to address Tebow (both were Gators); “Tebow is a good friend of mine. I would’ve loved to have been here with him. But I know how this game goes. I can’t be mad playing with Peyton Manning.”
Couple of things: this disinfecting additive really reminds me of that old SNL commercial parody for Hamburger Helper: Antibacterial. Normally, I wouldn’t have a real problem with this if it shaved a dollar or two off the cost of my groceries, but I made the huge mistake of watching the documentary “Food, Inc.” a couple of weeks ago. Now I’m horrified by everything in the grocery store. The thing is, after 26 years of eating crappy, processed food, I don’t think I would react well to grass-fed, hormone and chemical-free foods. It would probably taste all chalky and weird to me and it’d make my body go into sodium benzoate withdrawals.
I have “Food, Inc.” in my Netflix instant que, and have for months. I can’t bring myself to watch it. Every day I am one step closer to becoming a vegetarian. Or some half assed take on a vegetarian. Like one that eats diary and seafood. It’s just too hard to do so. I’d need a personal chef to pull it off, I think. And to be clear; I certainly would not be doing it for the “green” benefits or to save these poor animals. I’d make the switch because some of the shit we eat today is really quite heinous.