Woke up at 9, started a massive sugar-and-caffeine buzz — thanks largely to the ungodly cinnamon rolls from Ikea — and then the day has gone like this:

  • jamal.jpgSunday football has become interesting. Between the Stillers’ loss to Jacksonville and the Browns win in the Snow Bowl, the AFC North is tied, with the Stillers holding the tiebreaker. But that tiebreaker doesn’t matter if the Browns (@Cincinnati, vs. San Francisco) keep winning and the Stillers (@St. Louis, @Baltimore) keep losing, those tiebreakers don’t matter much.
  • Our now fully decorated Christmas tree is bee-yootiful.
  • The cat is thoroughly displeased with all the furniture moving, tree decorating and (especially) vacuuming that’s gone on over the weekend.
  • Saturday football continues to be interesting. One year after swearing his undying love for West Virginia, Rich Rodriguez is packing up and heading to Ann Arbor. rich.jpgI’m not sure what that means, at least for the immediate future. If Rich could bring Pat White and Steve Slayton with him, I might be concerned. He’s going to bring that spread offense with him, but he’s not going to have the players to run it (Can you see Ryan Mallet lumbering through an option? I can — and it’s pretty funny) for at least a couple of years. And as Matlock would probably admit, Rodriguez’s WVU teams have had an annoying tendency to lapse at inopportune moments (South Florida last year; Pitt, for crying out loud, this season); I wonder if that’s something that would carry over at Michigan. And thanks to Kristi and Dan for tipping me off; I was listening to the Browns game on the radio and missed this completely.
  • I’m at work and the snow is really starting to fall. And if you believe the newsroom scanner, that’s causing cars to run into things. It’s going to be a busy night.


  1. who are these browns & stillers you speak of? the most important sports story of the weekend: arsenal 1 – chelsea 0…also, that marble piece of furniture looks great.


  2. Listen, fella … it’s not too late for you to become a bona fide Browns fan here. Plenty of room on the bandwagon.


  3. I think you’ll still be proud of our boys in November,…Right Jim?!
    (still a one game season)
    It will be interesting to hear R.R.’s comments on the only rivalry worth being a part of in the land.



  4. i love the (colors) brown and orange and all classic uniforms…the way arsenal is playing – there is only one kind of football for me right now – until january 6, 7, 8? some game coming up…


  5. Matlock: I would agree with you and the columnist. Sometimes it’s better to be a hero at home — and a lot of coaches fail to see that until it’s too late.

    Any thoughts about who should be next? I have to admit — I’m not a fan of the Bowden family…

    kp: Game? In January? Hm. Sounds kinda familiar…


  6. U.C., with respect to the new WVU choice I would apply the following priorities: #1 anyone but a Bowden, #2 someone who can get the job done, and , #3 is comfortable and familar with W.Va. and/or Mo’town. My choice would be Doc Holliday. He has a long history as one of former coach Nehlen’s assistants, is a good recruiter, and could probably outcoach Dave Wandstadt if a trip to the national championship game was on the line.

    P.S.: Sorry I forgot to use my official Uncle Crappy pseudonym with my last post.


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