Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--I honestly thought the Texans were going to do it with a little help from their friends. Unfortunately one of their friends had to be JaMarcus Russell who is setting the quarterback position back years every snap. As for the Bengals, well, good luck in the playoffs. Way to back up the tweets Ocho. Houston made it a difficult longshot proposition through no fault of anyone else except the Texans in the mirror. Next year it’s playoffs or housecleaning, for real this time. No, really, right Mr. McNair?
--If there's one guest host who can actually get me to watch an entire SNL, without waiting til Sunday to see if anything viral happened, it's Sir Charles. Sir Charles hosting this Saturday.
--I'm all listed out, but I can make room for a Top 10 Cooking Shows of All-Time list. I'd have Good Eats a helluva lot higher than 10. Alton's cooking books are as educational as his show. I've never really made Bizarre Foods appointment television, but it checks in at 8. It may have been old and stale for awhile now, but Emeril deserves a top 5 spot. Instead he gets 6. I like Martin Yan's, "Yan Can Cook" at 4. Julia Child's show at 2. And the no doubt number one cooking show of all-time....original Iron Chef. Gotta love it.
--I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There is not a more helpless feeling in the world than watching UH try to tackle someone, anyone.
--Ouch the Barefoot Contessa turned down Jennifer Garner’s request to appear on her show.
--It’s not enough to get me to watch, but Jane Lynch is going to voice a character on The Cleveland Show.
--Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko?! Sure, why not?
--I don't like breaking bad news, but if you've been living under a rock and haven't heard...the fight has been postponed. Stop teasing us Evander Holyfield and Francois Botha! The public demands this fight!
--James Toney wants in UFC? I'm thinking he means IFOCE.
--I can watch hours of Jersey Shore and yet five minutes of Real World DC was five too many. I guess I don’t have a problem especially if the New York Times is defending The Situation and Co. with reasons like “Maybe Jersey Shore Will Finally Kill Off The Kardashians.”
--Two nights of Chuck begins Sunday and that’s a very good thing. Syfy has its season two Chuck marathon on Thursday beginning at 5 pm.
--Gotta love the NFL. Last season’s top four teams that earned byes all missed the playoffs this season.
--Worst actor/most annoying character in the world Kevin Connolly and Chloe Sevigny?!
--Denver, how do you start 6-0 and not make the playoffs? Not to mention you have Jabar Gaffney. Good thing the Texans were right about that no-talent hack WR who could barely get over 200 yards receiving in one game.
--Interesting article from the NY Daily News on the woman who helped bring Tiger’s world crashing down.
--Finally got around to watching District 9 and it was as good as just about everyone said. Sharlto Copley was outstanding as Wikus. This is a rare occasion where I don’t groan that there’s going to be a sequel. I still need to get my ass to the theater for Avatar.
--MMA is on a nice little roll right now after the WEC, Strikeforce and UFC put on great shows. In the case of 108 expectations were low, but entertainment was high. I’m not sure if anyone has a more fitting nickname in MMA right now than Paul “Semtex” Daley. Incredible knockout of Dustin Hazelett. Valiant effort from Joe Lauzon in a loss to the always fun Sam Stout whose takedown defense was much better than I had thought it was. How Sam got out of that rolling arm bar or whatever that was is beyond me. Gilbert Yvel didn’t punch and kick a ref so that was nice. As for the main event, well it wasn’t the most exciting fight, but Rashad did what he thought he had to do to win. It worked even if he almost got KTFO. Maybe if Thiago had actually followed up his near knockout blow with something instead of preening he’d have walked out the victor.
--I watched Dynamite!’s show last week as well. I thought my DVR screwed up when it showed 6 hours worth of recording for that show, but I didn’t anticipate some of the entrances taking 30 minutes like Akihiro Gono’s which was gold. Gegard Mousassi and Alistair Overeem looked great, but it’s not like they were fighting guys with pulses.
If Adrian Street had been in MMA.
--Rihanna and Matt Kemp?!
--How atypical a season was this for the Pittsburgh defense? It took until Week 17 for the Steelers to get an interception from one of their cornerbacks.
--Rita/Julie Benz is moving on to Desperate Housewives? Ugh, even if it is as a stripper.
Questions, comments or if you made it through one day of the “master cleanse” and you’re pretty sure you don’t need the other 6-9 days of it…