Since our gal Diane was in the hospital last week, and was subjected to Cowgirl, let's honor her request with a little Ashley Judd. Who, incidentally, was on ESPN this week talking about the hiring of John Calipari.
Now, you should never bemoan a coach for taking a higher paying gig when it presents itself. But come coach, you are taking Memphis to the Final Four on a regular basis. And even if favors from Judd are part of the package, why make this move.
There are some that believe that Kentucky is one of those hallowed coaching spots. Whatever. Those fans have unrealistic expectations and there is nothing that will ever be enough.
Why do this to yourself?
Maybe it's the challenge. Maybe it's the ego. But winning a national championship at Memphis would be more impressive than consecutive titles at Kentucky.
Sometimes the grass isn't always greener. Which leads us to ...
CUTLER LANDS IN CHICAGO
Hopefully Jay Cutler remembers that he is the one who wanted to be traded when Devin Hester is dropping passes. Honestly, can you think of one other receiver for the Bears? That is who Cutler will be throwing to.
But who got the better end of the deal? The Bears, obviously. Cutler isn't going to throw for 4,500 yards, but he's going to make Matt Forte and Greg Olsen much better players. The offense will be more efficient and the team will finally have a leader on offense that it has lacked since Jim McMahon left.
Cutler's reputation takes a little bit of a hit with the fans. But Brian Urlacher told reporters that he understood Cutler's plight. Hey, the majority of players are whiny a-holes so they have Cutler's back. Will the Bears fans give him that rope? Don't be so sure. Cutler can throw interceptions, too.
And you remember what happened to the last gun-slinging quarterback the Bears had. So this is a good move, just don't expect the Bears to be the Air Coryell Chargers.
The Broncos, however, are screwed. Everybody remembers the Herschel Walker trade and the way Jimmy Johnson turned that bounty of picks into three Super Bowl titles.
Nobody talks about how the Rams took those picks from the Eric Dickerson trade and then watched the franchise fold after the 1994 season.
Watching the way Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels perform, you can probably expect the later. At least the Raiders will have company in the cellar. The Chargers or Chiefs are going to be spotted four wins next season.
You might have seen this on Deadspin, but hey, it sounds like me. The is the best standup ever.