Friday, May 04, 2007

The Weak Ender

That didn’t take long. Alyssa Milano promised to be diligent with her “Touch ‘em All” blog and she’s already flaking. Yeah, hard to see that coming at all. But why is this news? This isn’t news, but rather an opportunity to show that our Charmed one has finally seen the light (or it’s just a bad photoshop job.) And it's still better than The Bish's blog over at the Nifty650.com.

A LOOK AT DISGRUNTLED RECEIVERS

Keyshawn Johnson was interested in joining the San Diego Chargers. Yeah, keep dreaming (expletive) head. The Chargers passed, and good thing, too. Seriously if you were going to pass on a new model like Dwayne Jarrett, then why would they want the old beat-up version that’s had like 20 owners? That’s all the Chargers need, a receiver demanding the ball when the team has all these offensive studs like LT and Gates.

The New England Patriots have sure acquired a lot of talent, what with Randy Moss and everything. But this team is starting to reek of the recent Lakers team that added Gary Payton and Karl Malone to its roster. So while some will be quick to anoint the Patriots as the Super Bowl favorite, that likely won’t be the case. Especially when people think that Bill Belichick can just wave his magic wand and make people believe that everybody is going to fall in line. Remember, this is the same organization that ran off Deion Branch and other players through its frugalness. And really, do you think Moss cares that much about winning?

  • The Angels actually went 4-3 during a seven-game road trip. It’s hard to put a happy face on losing two consecutive games in Kansas City. But at least the rest of the AL West sucks this year. And Seitz continues to be the most pessimistic Angels fan, ever.
  • College hoops is considering moving back the three-point line an additional foot for the men’s game, while leaving the women’s line at the 19-feet 9-inches. Yeah, wait until the Title IX attorneys get their hands on this. How dare you disrespect the women’s game like that?
  • One great draft story ignored here on THN was the Eagles selection of quarterback Kevin Kolb. Not only did the Eagles trade with the Cowboys, but the club burned its first pick on a quarterback. Especially since Donovan McNabb now becomes the leading choker in the NFL. Maybe the Eagles are starting to see things the Blonde's way after all.
  • Ducks mania. Can you feel it?


THE LINKS
  • Zach LS has a tribute that is really in poor taste. This is just too soon, Zach.
  • Fletch's latest movie review. And next week, THN will be breaking down one of the all-time great movies at Blog Cabins.
  • You find a cool Simpsons YouTube, you will likely get linked. Well played Five Tool Tool.


AND FINALLY

The Oscar De La Hoya v. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to be an epic battle. Many people are calling it a last gasp for boxing before the UFC finally takes over. Whatever. The UFC’s rise in popularity is reminiscent of the rise of hockey out here in Southern California. There was a time when you couldn’t swing a Marty McSorley-curved stick without hitting a hockey facility. Now they are as hard to find as your typical frozen yogurt stand. The UFC is at best another one of those niche sports that will be popular with those who, how can you say this, not very bright. NASCAR and Raiders fans might always be a target audience, but don’t look for the UFC to ever go mainstream.

For starters, where are the marketable stars in the UFC? Most mixed martial artists have the personality of a lighter. They are as articulate as David Hasselhoff in a drunken stupor on the floor of his hotel room. And when you get down to it, UFC is boring. Unless you like two guys laying around in a submission hold for hours. There is a reason professional wrestling became scripted, because people want to be entertained. Boxing will make a comeback before the UFC ever goes mainstream.

13 comments:

grittysquirrels said...

Is it just me or do WRs (especially good ones) seem to be especially egocentric, whiney, and piss-ass annoying?

Fletch said...

Hey man, my friend Bic is one charming motherf**ker. He really lights up a room, if you know what I mean.

Is this thing on?

DAWUSS said...

"Is it just me or do WRs (especially good ones) seem to be especially egocentric, whiney, and piss-ass annoying?"

I guess there can only be one Marvin Harrison in the NFL...

The Hatriot said...

Frankly, the UFC's target audience is guys who want to watch two guys laying around in a submission hold for hours, if you know what I mean. And I think you do. It's for men who aren't quite gay enough to become fundamentalist preachers or childless three-time divorced rightwing talk show hosts. In other words, it's for Tony Romo. BTW, my verification word is "vaivo" which, rumor has it, is Rush and Drudge's "safe" word when they're playing "Abu Graibh".

Gaylord said...

No UFC stars?? Chuck Lidell did a spectacular job acting on his guest-spot Entourage last week, after his great performance there's buzz he'll go mainstream as an actor, ala The Rock...

also I'm being sarcastic, I've seen blocks of wood with more charisma...

BostonSucksMyBlog said...

I'd take Milano for a spin. Again and again.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

i think that tattoo on alyssa's back says "jersey chaser."

Diane said...

Fuckin' McSorley . . .

I was once in an elevator with 2 women discussing both of their husbands' hopes and dreams - both aspired to train to be ultimate fighters. And no, I wasn't at the downtown Riverside Courthouse

NFL Adam said...

There's a friend of mine that hosts an UFC talk show with some dude, Frank Trig or something. The UFC guy sounds like an SNL person doing a stereotypical dumb UFC guy schtick, but it's no parody. And my buddy, hates wrestling but goes by the name Gorgeous George.

Neither one of them get the irony.

Anonymous said...

Sun Devil probably loves UFC.

Sun Devil said...

Poor THN. You try and try. Then you try again.

If you need my literary abilities (smart enough not to reveal my identity means...well I can write), I will proofread you.

By the way, my true identity is Condoleeza Rice.

Diane said...

this (scroll down to the third photo) is just one of the reasons I can’t take the UFC seriously

NFL Adam said...

I'd rather look at the fourth picture.