Friday, October 30, 2009

Rednecks and Steelers

In news related to this, a drunken Sauce was kicked out of the Manhattan for demanding that they book Wilco.

Totally unnecessary Sauce joke. I just feel like with all the Wire discussion lately we've strayed from our roots. Congrats on the wedding for real though.

Also, an article that touches on two nerdy sports issues near and dear to my heart: 1. what an asshole Larry Johnson is and how he tarnishes Penn State's good name and 2. why the Steelers and a couple of other teams stay consistently good, even though the salary cap always levels the playing field. Love the Aaron Smith quote. Interestingly (for some of you), I think the post-Vick Falcons could join the group of teams that consistently stays above the fold.


Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

If I knew how to write a jerk off motion, I would do one in response to that quote.

10/30/2009 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

masturbate away, but there is a difference between the teams who just shuffle in and out of mediocrity based on the randomness of the salary cap and the teams that stay good. i hate the patriots, but why are they good? crafting management and having a strong enough team structure to bring potential assholes in line (Moss). The steelers are the same. just cooler.


10/30/2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger kenniebloggins said...

A:Penn State has had its problems with assholes prior to Larry Johnson. Lavar Arrington, anyone? Also, it's not like their players never get arrested and shit. Also, they have Galen Hall as an assistant. Not exactly a straight shooter there. Compared to SEC teams, though, Penn State is saintly.
b: The playing field is no more level than it ever was. There really is no evidence that it is leveled any more than ever. Well, maybe a little, but a quarter of the teams being non-competitive on a weekly basis due to bad management decisions, I think the salary cap can be a hindrance. It is interesting, though, and it is difficult to predict Super Bowl teams/champs.
c: Post-Vick Falcons have had one winning season and a terrible season. I'm not exactly sure how this season will end for the Dirty Birds (hopefully in the playoffs), and I hope you are right, but I'm not sure if the Falcons are in any position to be considered "above the fold." IF Ryan goes down, the Falcs struggle to win another game. If Turner goes down, making the playoffs is tough. They aren't on the level of the Steelers or the Pats, where the team can suffer significant losses and still be competitive. I think teams like the Steelers and the Pats have the cap figured out and that is why they succeed. If a team invests a bazillion bucks on one skill player, then it isn't likely that the payoff will be as great. I admire the Steelers. You'll definitely get no hatred here. I think the Steelers should be a model for professional sports in general.

10/31/2009 12:56 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

I like the steelers. I just think this article is too self-congratulatory. And that quote is stomach-turning macho posturing, the kind you only get from "all hustle" white dudes.

11/01/2009 4:57 PM  

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