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Cowboys, Giants And More Government Aid Than You Can Shake A Stick At!

15 Oct

It’s been crazy at work, so I , thought I’d just jot down some quick thoughts that have hit me over the head lately…

Being a Cowboys Fan is like being a soap opera fan – Myself, I hate hate hate the ‘Boys.  But even I can see that this week, has been one crazy ride for the Dallas faithful.  Losing to the Cardinals the way they did, only to suffer a bigger loss with Romo going out for a month or more.  Pac gets into a fight.  Jerry Jones chickens out of doing anything about it only to have the NFL banish Pac yet again.  And then, Roy Williams comes gift wrapped courtesy of the Detroit Lions.  Oh, and the Phillips guy is still your coach.  If I was a Cowboys fan I wouldn’t know whether to laugh or cry…

The Giants Loss Is A Good Thing – I AM a Giants fan (and now you know why I hate hate hate the ‘Boys).  Never like to lose, but I think this loss will serve them and their fans well.  A respected NY area columnist actually wrote before the loss that the Giants were one of a precious few legitimate Super Bowl contenders.  I hope he’s right, but the football guy inside me tells me that there’s a good chance they got on a fantastic role last year and that Eli is not better than his bro just yet (which a lot of locals are claiming…).  Time for Big Blue to stop worrying about defending their crown and just get back to play good team ball.

Manny & The Sox – The Sox got rocked again tonight and now face big odds in their fight to banish the upstart Rays.  That series against the Yankees in ’04 not withstanding, it’s REAL tough to come back from 3-1.  And last time I checked Manny and his Dodgers were in the same hole as his former team.  Why is it that people don’t realize when a breakup will mean bad things for both?  Manny and Sox remind me of countless bands and a few romantic couples who just can’t seem to realize that when they’re together they’re magic and when they’re not, they are something less.

As a big time Sox fan, I want to believe that we got a great younger & cheaper player in Jason Bay who will ultimately prove less of a clubhouse distraction than Manny and allow the Sox to use some of the Manny money in other needed places.  Tonight, my faith is a little shaken, but I’ll still be rooting for a miracle in this series.

Parenting – what a great job.  And what a tough job.  My kids are great.  I love them.  And I don’t think I’ll ever stop worrying about them.  I’m sure many of you feel the same way.  No new news there.

The Bail Outs – As a center left kind of guy, it’s amazing to me how quickly so many free market Republicans have quickly become socialists.  How is it that their unending faith in the power of free markets has crumbled so fast?

I, like John McCain says, don’t know that much about the economy.  But, I do know this…  While it’s probably true that not addressing it would’ve eventually effected a lot of us on “main street”, it’s interesting to see politicians only move fast when the fate of millionaires in on the line.  Maybe that’s cause that’s who is really paying their salaries.  As I said, I’m for the buy out, but I’m distressed that rather than just talking about temporary measures on taxes, the discussion isn’t focusing much (as far as I can tell) on putting back in a few “dreaded” regulations to make sure this doesn’t happen again.  And who out there doesn’t believe there’s some people getting mighty rich off of this?

John McCain – another day and another promise.  To be fair, Obama is going at about the same rate.  Now, McCain is going to guarantee “all savings” for six months once he gets in office.  This is after, he buys up a ton of bad mortgages and god only knows what else.  We can’t afford all this from him or Barack Obama.  Where’s the straight talk?

Bail Out – Part Deux – As a guy feeling the pinch like many of you, I do have sympathy for people about to lose their homes.  That said, while I do think predatory lenders had a lot to do with getting people into houses they couldn’t afford, I can’t quite shake the feeling that when we bail out individuals on their mortgages, we will certainly be bailing out some people who clearly took advantage of the broken system.  I can’t help but think, what about me and millions like me and my wife?  We struggle to pay the mortgage each month, when do we see a rate reduction??

Grammer – mine is bad so late at night.  Deal with it!

Good night to all!

Tidewater J

What Cha Think About Eli Now, Boys?

14 Jan

Who didn’t decide to take some time out from football to vacation with Jessica Simpson?

Who just solidified his place as at least the third best quarterback in his own family?

Who just took the Giants to the NFC Championship game while overcoming season long doubts from fans and the media?

Go to fullsize imageIf you answered, Eli Manning, to any of the three questions above then you might have watched some playoff football today.

You might also be asking back, who was the quarterback who stayed composed throughout the game despite playing in hostile territory?

It wasn’t the much hyped Tony Romo.  That’s for sure.  The Boys couldn’t stop the Giants’ pass rush from roughing up their star quarterback.  In the end, Romo looked disoriented and confused.  The great and mighty T.O. managed zero catches in the second half despite the Giants’ secondary being manned by 3rd stringers.  And the Cowpokes season is over despite two regular season wins over these very same Giants.

The Wade Phillips legacy in Dallas is (for now) all about extending their streak of playoff futility.   It’s been something like 12 glorious years since Big D managed to get a big W in a playoff game.  Here’s hoping Jerry & his boys keep it going.

And while we’re on the topic of keeping it going.  I’ve never been a big believer in momentum, but I’ve come around to believing that Eli’s performance against the Pat’s may turn out to be a defining moment in his development.  That game against the undefeated Patriots took a lot of heat off Eli and the team.  Both fans and media members alike were impressed by how tough the Giant’s fought against Belichick and company. Perhaps, Eli and his teammates, were most affected by that game.  Perhaps, they began to believe.

Go to fullsize imagePerhaps or perhaps not, but believe this much.  Eli is the only Manning left in this year’s playoffs.  And maybe he just stepped out of his big brother’s shadow.   We’ll know for sure next weekend if he cashes in on his chance to get to the Super Bowl much sooner than  brother Peyton ever did.

Either way, Archie has reason to be proud.