Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Political thoughts

I've not said anything about the election lately and the big news has been Obama's selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. I actually liked Biden when he was running for president. I felt he was the most qualified of the Democratic candidates however sometimes qualified does not win an election. However he has been in Congress for over thirty years and I thought that Obama's campaign was about change? Biden is a Washington insider, not that McCain isn't but I thought that Obama was change we could believe in, instead it is status quo and do whatever it takes to win. For the record I've not decided who I am voting for in November.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kyle Orton looked pretty good last night

I was pleasantly surprised by my fellow Boilermaker last night. Orton completed 10 of 17 last night for 147 yards and no interceptions. He seemed composed in the pocket and very comfortable with Rashied Davis whom he hit for two touchdown passes. On the flip side the defense was less than stellar. They missed too many tackles which allowed San Francisco to march up and down the field with impunity. Normally the defense of this team is what carries them but last night they were better offensively. Now to special teams, Daniel Manning looked awesome returning kicks last night. This is important because teams are going to go out of their way to avoid kicking to Devan Hester. But Manning gave them the short field to operate on as well. I am not so worried about the Browns next week I am more concerned about week one vs. Indy

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Random thoughts

A couple of things have hit me the last week of so. First off the people I work with are pissed that Shawn Johnson did not won a gold medal in the all around or floor exercise. One of the women has been screaming racism and sexism, which I think is odd but if this woman was not bitching she would not be happy. I put the blame on the Iowa State Fair and the Des Moines Register , they cast her as a butter sculpture for the state fair. People in Iowa love the state fair, it is their celebration of the mediocrity that is Iowa. I've lived in Iowa for four years and people here are shocked I've never been to the state fair. It just does not seem appealing to me.

The White Sox are a game up on the Twins! The Twins got to Anaheim to face the Angels later this week and then they will have another road trip while the Republican Convention is in Minneapolis so hopefully this will be the beginning of the end for them.

The Bears have named Kyle Orton as their starting QB. As a Purdue Alumnus I feel like I should back Orton but I think he is going to get killed behind this revolving door of an offensive line. No quarterback will thrive under those conditions.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sometimes it is rough

I have a hard time sometimes coming up with things to write about; Jay Smooth at Ill Doctrine refers to this on his blog as a little hater. Earlier this week I was on Cracked and saw this picture.

My first thought was this guy is from Iowa, then I began to wonder is this guy a innovator or an idiot? You decide

Monday, August 4, 2008

Damn White Sox!

The trade for Junior confused me. You have a glut of corner outfielders in Dye, Swisher, Quentin and now you add Griffey, bench Konerko and ignore the fact that your pitching staff is collapsing. Now the Twins have moved into first place and the Tigers are coming to town. Maybe they will end up in third place like I predicted. I hate to say that but we need to turn this around.