22 February 2007

Hibernating Contract Negotiators at Hallas Hall

Lovie Smith still does not have a new contract. ESPN reports

Barring what Lovie Smith's agent calls an "unforseen breakthrough," the Chicago Bears coach expects to return for the 2007 season without a new contract.

Frank Bauer, Smith's agent, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that talks between the team and coach were at a "stalemate."

A sportsfan blog at AOL comments:
What the hell, Bears? What does a coach have to do get paid in that organization? Lovie Smith could win the Super Bowl, trim the Bears salary cap number down to seventeen dollars and forty-five cents, personally impregnate the biggest and strongest women in the world to breed a new generation of genetically-superior Chicago Bears, melt down every bronze bust that's in the Hall of Fame that is not of a Chicago Bear, and then sculpt the molten bronze into a giant statue of Mike Ditka putting out the Chicago fire with his super-human stream of majestic urine, and place that statue in front of the new Soldier Field, which he built by himself, with his own bare hands, brick by brick ... and Lovie Smith still wouldn't get paid.

I'm really curious ... to whom to the Bears attribute last year's Super Bowl season? It wasn't Ron Rivera, because they let him walk. It wasn't Lovie Smith, because they won't pay him. It certainly can't be Rex Grossman, because he's Rex Grossman. Did Urlacher get there by himself?

Either the Bears attribute their recent success to someone or something that we don't know about, or they're just extremely cheap. Cheap seems more likely.

That sounds about right. Worse, if the organization lets Lovie go, they are going to be tagged with charges of racism.

19 February 2007

Hillary gets one right ... the One McCain missed.

Senator Clinton was visiting South Carolina today. She said this about the Confederate Flag on the State Capital grounds :

"I think about how many South Carolinians have served in our military and who are serving today under our flag and I believe that we should have one flag that we all pay honor to, as I know that most people in South Carolina do every single day," Clinton told The Associated Press in an interview. "I personally would like to see it removed from the Statehouse grounds."

I believe that, in his heart of hearts, John McCain agreed with this statement. But when he was behind Bush trailing Bush in South Carolina, even after winning New Hampshire in 2000, he paniced, and he said something he did not believe. It did not win him South Carolina, and it damaged his reputation in future primaries. He later apologized, but the damage to his straight talk reputation had already been done.

In short, I think that if McCain had told the truth about this in 2000, he might well be president today.

07 February 2007

Bachelor Rule Number 1

This goes back to living alone in an apartment in my 20's.

And I was reminded of it by this headline:

Christina Aguilera: I Cook Naked With My Husband

Bachelor Rule #1: Never fry bacon while nude.