Archive for January, 2011

Image is everything

January 24, 2011

Andre Agassi said it years ago, and it’s still true today.

Image is everything.

Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler stood brooding on the sidelines for much of the Bears’ 21-14 loss to Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game, leading some to question his heart.

Turns out, he has a MCL tear.

I think he’s guilty.

Not of begging out of a playoff game – one in which he was stinking up the joint.

But of not looking hurt enough.

Grab some crutches, throw a tantrum, something.

He was disappointed, and pouted very much like my eight-year-old son does when things don’t go his way.

Cutler could have been a better teammate, encouraging Caleb Hanie and acting like he cared about the outcome of the game.

But he wasn’t.

So, if you want to ride him this morning, do it for the right reasons.

You can’t rip a guy for not playing with a torn knee ligament.


Never is a long time

January 18, 2011

Never is a long time.

I’ve never been to Hawaii, climbed a mountain or enjoyed watching “Beaches.”

And Clemson has never beaten North Carolina in a basketball game in Chapel Hill.

In 54 meetings in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels have won every single time. You would think the Globetrotters and Generals were playing, instead of a pair of ACC teams.

Granted, Carolina has more pedigree in its big toe than the Tigers’ can muster as a program, but surely the law of averages would have swing the other way just once?

I’ll watch tonight, expecting the worst and hoping for the best.

Honestly, I just hope I live long enough to see this horrid streak end.

Hello, friends

January 11, 2011

Wow, I’ve been neglecting this blog something awful.

I’m sorry about that.

There’s been a lot happening to me of late and, without getting into too many details, I haven’t really been up to discretionary blogging.

But we’re about to change all of that.

Until then, hang in there and be patient with me…