I Have a Serious Proposal for My Home Team

October 19, 2009

Here are the Tennessee Titans free agents for 2010:

Pos Player Name FA Status Previous Team Current Team
RB LenDale White UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
TE Alge Crumpler UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
TE Bo Scaife UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
OG Benji Olson UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
OT Michael Roos UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
C Eugene Amano UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
C Kevin Mawae UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
DL Tony Brown UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
DL Kyle Vanden Bosch UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
LB Ken Amato UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
LB Keith Bulluck UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
LB Stephen Tulloch UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
CB Nick Harper UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent
FS Vincent Fuller UFA Tennessee Titans Free Agent

I say we cut every single one of them (except Roos) during the bye week and replace them by signing players off every practice squad in the division. We’ll decimate our competition’s future while at the same time starting to plan for ours. Plus we’ll save a crapload of money so maybe they could cut beer prices to encourage us loyal fans to keep coming to ball games.

Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?

To steal and bastardize a comment by Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez, we’re only one injury away from being a .500 team. Unfortunately that injury would have to be a debilitating stroke to Bud Adams.


Bru-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-ce!

May 8, 2008

In yet another example of egosurfing, apparently Bruce Jenner has found a reference to himself on NewsComa’s blog and left a short comment. The only celebrities to grace the comment section here at thedryspot.net have been George Goldtrap and the children of Bob Lobertini. We’re certainly not talking A-listers here.

Being the suspicious mind that I am, (I’m caught in a trap. I can’t walk out.) I clicked through the link on Bruce’s comment to verify his identity at his website. That’s where I came across this:

Holy crap, Bruce! Botox much? Which part of that word doesn’t scare you? BOtulism or TOXin?


Burnin’ For You

April 9, 2008

Our erstwhile Blog Lady, Brittney is in the midst of the frenzy that is the Olympic Torch Run/Protestathon in Babylon by the Bay.

It brought to mind a happier time in 2002 when the torch passed a block from my house as part of the festivities surrounding the Salt Lake Games.

Look at RUABelle.  Doesn’t she look happy and at one with the universe?  And with her free Coca-Cola pennant, I feel as if she could break into song at any moment.

“I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony. [Perfect Harmoneeeee]

I’d like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company. [It’s the real thing.]”

Ahh, can’t we all just get along?

Free Tibetan Refugees?  I’ll take two, please.


Mathematical Elimination Fever-Catch It!

April 7, 2008

No matter who wins the NCAA Basketball Championship tonight, it looks like I won two of the four pools I entered brackets in.

The names of the groups that I am the champion of?

“Nashville Geeks” and “Bourbon-Swilling Losers.”

I rule. My mother would be so proud.


Meme-o-matic

March 6, 2008

I hardly ever get tagged for memes. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I blog so sporadically that I’m not really a dependable provider of content. I’m sure I’ve skipped some tags in the past, but one of my most favorite early posts was the result of a meme that I begged Ivy to let me try.

But in the last couple of days I got tagged by two of my absolute favorite bloggers ever, Sista Smiff and NewsComa. As a matter of fact, outside of Knuck who I’ve known for more than a decade before I even heard of blogs, these two ladies are probably my closest online friends. So when they talk…I answer.

Coma’s meme sounded easy. She asked for me to:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. turn to page 123.

3. find the 5th sentence.

4. post the next 3 sentences.

5. tag 5 people.

Unfortunately, the closest book to me right now is the one we keep under the DVD player, “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Page 122 is a review of “It Happened One Night,” and page 123 is a full page picture of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Actually, I think NewsComa would think this is groovy, so here’s the picture:

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But in order to keep within the spirit of the meme and actually contribute some literary content to the blogosphere, I went into our library (hallway with a bookshelf from Target) and grabbed the first book at random. It was a gift from my best friend that is on the top of my reading stack after I catch up with five weeks of Entertainment Weekly, “1491” by Charles Mann.

Let’s see…page 123…5th sentence…next three sentences…good…here we go.

“At the time of the conference at least a quarter of the Haudenosaunee were former captives. At great personal risk, many Indian leaders even after they knew that influenza was in Montreal. Dozens died.”

Err…I guess it needs context. I’d better get caught the heck up with EW before the new post-writers’ strike shows start arriving on the networks or I’ll never get back to reading all the cool books that DogDoc has given me over the past year.

Sista’s meme is even more self-referential. It asks me to:

** Go back to your archives and link to your five favorite posts.
Link One: must be about family
Link Two: must be about friends
Link Three: must be about yourself
Link Four: must be about something you love
Link Five: can be anything you choose

Hmmm…considering I haven’t updated my blogroll or my “The Driest Spots” list in over a year (lazy, lazy, lazy) this might be a good way for me to get off my ass and actually comb through the back catalog and introduce both my new readers to some of the golden oldies.

Here’s the family post.

And over here is the one about friends.

Something about me.

A post about something I love.

And dealer’s choice. Fingers crossed, I think I’ll get to take this trip again this year.

 

Continuing my reputation as the black hole where memes go to die, I won’t tag anybody. Consider yourself lucky, technoverse.

 


It’s a Nashville Sports Fans Dream Night

February 12, 2008

Alright fanatics, you have your choice this evening of heading down to the Sommet Center to watch our beloved Nashville Predators take on their arch rivals the Detroit Red Wings. Hate `em or hate `em, the Motor City Maulers are head and shoulders above the rest of the NHL this year and may be one of the best hockey teams in the history of the league. Nashville is embroiled in a bitter back and forth battle for their playoff lives and could really use the support of about 17,000 screaming fans to balance out the five loudmouth PredWing fans who are still left over from their Saturn transfer from GM/Detroit to build crappy cars.

or…

You could point the Lexus over to Memorial Gym to watch the Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball team battle the Kentucky Wildcats. Vandy is finally starting to recapture their early-season form and this is the start of a critical four game home stand. Plus I have a lunch at the Palm bet on Vandy’s finishing better than fourth in the SEC East. As the Blue Mist descends on Nashville, the Commodores will need to play their best ball and depend on the Memorial Maniacs to rattle a talented young Kentucky team who is just starting to figure out how Billy Gillespie wants them to play.

So what am I doing tonight?

Going to a cooking class with RUABelle. I gotta start checking my calendar before I agree to this stuff…


Why the Giants Aren’t Like Giuliani

February 4, 2008

They found a way to make a strategy of waiting until the fourth quarter to start playing offense work for them.

And they found a way to beat somebody from Boston.