He Could Probably See Into Putin’s Soul, Too

Yes, he has apparently won AP's top sports columnist award three out of the last four years. I'm just as shocked as you are.

This man has apparently won AP's top sports columnist award three out of the last four years. I'm just as shocked as you are.

I know Bill Plaschke writes columns so ridiculously stupid that critiquing them and ripping him is like bringing a rocket launcher to the knife party, but I’ll be damned if mocking him for claiming he could judge the attitude of the USC football team just by observing them slouching and such ain’t fun.


Fighting On In Other Locales

The staff at Conquest Chronicles has welcomed me aboard as an editor this week, and I make my debut with a quick guide on how to translate talking head speak when the topic of Pete Carroll taking an NFL job again comes up.

S2N @ AA: Weekend of 10/18-10/19

Spend A Weekend With Me

I’ve got two days of weekend duty at Awful Announcing. Saturday brings another installment of the Pam Ward Chronicles with me sitting in front of both idiot boxes and taking notes on college football announcer quotes, while Sunday has me helming the place through the day of NFL action — complete with open threads, miscellaneous stories, and of course, the Sunday Night Live Blog, as Jess’ favorite player and his Cowboys head north to Green Bay.

As usual, I urge you to join me with your snacks, your beer, and your unclean selves.

Keeping Track Of The Stupid This Weekend

(He gazed at her longingly, while trying to ignore the words coming out of her mouth.)

I’ll be assisting BP at Awful Announcing with the Pam Ward Chronicles tomorrow. Your tips and quotes in the threads will be appreciated and probably posted quickly. It has become a sad note that I watch on Saturdays just as much for Pam Ward, Ray Bentley, Paul Maguire, Mike Patrick, and Gary Danielson saying silly things as much as I do for the hitting and passing.

It will be nice to have Uncle Verne Lundquist back with Crazy Cousin Gary.

Also, as usual, NFL live-blog at the same site on Sunday night, with the Steelers headed to Cleveland to take on the Browns.

Do join me.

Observe My Poor Attempts At Humor In Real Time

Reminder for you NFL lovers (read: all of you): I return to my regular Sunday night live-blogging position at Awful Announcing come Sunday at 5 PM Pacific to watch as the Neckbeard and the Chicago Bears take on Peyton and the Colts.

Do join me.

Assorted Listening

Stuff I’ve been listening to recently:

Local H’s latest release Twelve Angry Months – here’s a live version of the song “Michelle (Again)”:

Preview of TV on the Radio’s newest single (thanks, Janie!)

Against Me!’s New Wave — here’s “Thrash Unreal” (any band that can turn a chorus of “No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s gonna grow up to be a junkie / No mother ever dreams that her daughter’s going to grow up to sleep alone” into a sing-along is talented)

Orson and Holly’s hilarious podcast on the rules of sex during college football season. Personal opinion? Reverse cowgirl and your couch or recliner exist for a reason — angle the TV properly, and don’t dare bone if either Pam Ward, Paul Maguire, or Brent Musberger are anywhere near the telecast.

(You do not want the Walrus looking at you from his pod out on the field while you’re going deep. No, sir.)