Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--Four Words: Snow on the ground.
--Okay Rick Adelman, how committed are you to doing everything you can to turn this Rockets season back around? You know what I'm talking about. That's right, shave the eyebrows. What the hell was that Mike Woodson?!
--If you haven’t been paying attention, these aren’t your older brother’s Memphis Grizzlies. 11 straight wins at home and right now sitting in the Western Conference playoffs. The Lakers, Hornets and Nuggets are the only teams in the West with fewer home losses than the Grizz.
--How in the hell do you win your last 10 games that were decided by one point? I’m asking you Mavericks. I believe Dallas is 1-0 this season in games decided by 50 points. Nice job Knicks.
--Promising first episode of Damages, but I’m not sure I’m going to be able to buy Martin Short as an a-hole lawyer. I love Little Neddy, but I don’t know about taking him as a serious foil for the likes of Patty Hewes. Lily Tomlin and Campbell Scott were strong. I just wish we could work Frobisher/Ted Danson back into the mix somehow.
--What in the hell is Pit Boss?! All I saw was a clip on The Soup and just wow.
--Really January Jones?! Jeremy Piven? C’mon Ms. Jones.
--Writing of Mad Men, sadly there won’t be any more of one character you can stop reading if you’re really spoiler-sensitive though I don’t think it’s a spoiler if the person isn’t coming back for even an episode. Anyway, Sal is done and that sucks.
--Remember a long, long time ago in a baseball galaxy far, far away when the Astros had what other teams call “pitching prospects?” Well I remember going to the ballpark excited to see what Tim Redding was all about. Eh. Anyway, gotta love that he called out former National teammate Mike Bacsik essentially saying Bacsick wanted to give up 756 to Barry Bonds. Bacsick responded via twitter with:
"If somebody would have asked me, what teammate will say you tried to give up a home run. After laughing my answer would have been Tim Redding."
--Your F’d Up Story of the Week comes to us from Palm Desert high school in California. ‘Twas there Ashley Nieto was fired as the varsity softball coach. Why? Well it seems Ashley let a registered sex offender volunteer for the team without the school’s permission. Apparently the school frowns on that even if said offender was only keeping score and taking care of the equipment. Oh did I mention Ashley Nieto is married to the registered sex offender? Oh. Well she is. Oh, and one guess on the female Mr. Nieto pled guilty to committing lewd acts with in 1998. Yep, the future Mrs. Nieto. At that time he was 39 while she was 14. Nice that there’s still a place for true, untainted love in the world.
--There aren’t many things more loved worldwide than Bubble Wrap. Bubs turns 50 this month. Apparently it was created to be used as a textured wallpaper which sounds like the greatest wallpaper ever. And yes there’s an app for Bubble Wrap.
--Jean-Claude Van Damme is gonna fight some guy in Macau this year?! And yes there will be an accompanying reality show for it.
--Whoa, Steve “Dr. Death” Williams died last month?! Why wasn’t I informed? Loved seeing him in the Sam Houston Coliseum days. That dude was one tough looking SOB.
--Wait, wait, wait. A woman can be grossly overweight, have a history of domestic abuse, sit on her boyfriend killing him, and just get probation and community service?! In this corner, weighing in at 300 pounds is Mia Landingham. In that coffin is her 120 pound boyfriend. Mia pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and yep, three years probation and community service. Can’t wait to hear Mia explain to their three children how fat mommy killed little daddy.
--Only eight car models recalled, Toyota?
--Wait, I’m going to be able to get the NFL’s RedZone Channel on my freakin’ cell phone next season?! Best news in the history of news. Now get more cell towers up around Reliant so I can get a freakin’ signal.
--There’s going to be a second season of the T.O. Show?!
--Brilliant. Snooki is rumored to be hosting the Wing Bowl in Philly this year. And of course there’s going to be The Situation beer.
--I have a feeling I’ll completely lose interest in a couple of more episodes, but Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a far, far cry from Rome. Maybe Lucy Lawless will help pick it up. And okay Starz I’m ready for a second season of Party Down please. By the way, the first season comes out on DVD in April.
"Are we having fun yet?"
--Hulu has every single Lost episode right now?!
--They did it! They did it! The Suns won for the first time in 19 games on TNT!
--Maybe you saw the news this week about the ban on texting for truck drivers. But those crafty truck drivers noticed the law dog didn’t ban laptops while driving. So Thomas Wallace was driving his rig and thought then would be a good time to watch some porn on his laptop. He was wrong and unfortunately a woman paid the price with her life after Wallace’s rig crashed into her stalled car and her car was only stalled because she had hit a deer. Some Final Destination stuff there.
--STFU PETA with your whole replace-Punxsutawney Phil-with-a-robotic-groundhog talk.
--Damn Dancing With The Stars how ya gonna let Samantha Harris break up with you? She was terrible, picture below notwithstanding.
--Maybe you remember the awesomest of the most awesome sports pranks ever pulled between a couple of guys at College Humor? One guy got his friend to “win” a contest to hit a half-court shot at a Maryland game to pick up a nice $500,000 prize. The prankster set it up so his friend would be blindfolded for the shot and the crowd would cheer wildly though he’d inevitably miss it setting up the thrill of victory with a mischievous agony of defeat/realization to quickly follow. Well anyway at Olathe Northwest high school the students decided to execute this same prank with science teacher and girl’s basketball coach Joel Branstrom (former KU walk-on). The prize was Final Four tickets. Long story short, he made the shot. Uhhhhhh.
Questions, comments or if you have your eye on the prize. Said prize being Lost’s premiere on February 2nd of course…