Just kidding, not really.
I’m tired of the incessant political talk. I mean, I get that it’s important, and I understand why we must all educate ourselves/rock the vote/riot if our candidate isn’t elected, but Jumpin’ Jesus on a pogo-stick does all of the backstabbing and infighting and misleading verbiage and ham-fisted rhetoric get completely exhausting.
Either my guy won, or your guy won or OUR guy won, right?
Can’t we all just except that neither guy would have changed the world? Haven’t they all been some slight variation of one another basically for forever?
You know what else never seems to change?
They’ve been a blight on our community for (what feels like) a million years, and despite recent changes, this shows no sign of deviating.
@KrisKetz (KMBC 9 anchor)
“Romeo Crennel out as Chiefs DC; Stanford Routt cut.”
Deadspin said it best with their headline “Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fires Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel.” Yet another laughingstock move in what has become a hilarious abomination of a season. It’s scary, really, how historically bad this team is. Thank GOD we cut Routt, though; NOW WE’RE GOING UNDEFEATED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, KIDS!!!
@getnickwright (Houston broadcaster, still tweets a lot about the Chiefs)
“Guys, in a league with Blaine Gabbert as a starting QB, the Kansas City #Chiefs are going to have the #1 pick.”
He’s right. And this is depressing. Depressing not because watching the Chiefs is worse than getting hit in the balls with a sledgehammer, but because next year’s consensus number one quarterback—USC’s Matt Barkley—doesn’t look nearly as sure-thing as Andrew Luck or RG3 did coming out of college. Plus… I just don’t trust USC quarterbacks. Call me crazy.
So the Chiefs are bad, but you know who else is bad? MIZZOU in the SEC. Especially QB James Franklin. ESPECIALLYIER this past Saturday, against the then 7th ranked Florida Gators. With a punchless Gator offensive only putting up 14 points, the Tigers had multiple attempts to make a statement, but this all collapsed when it turned out that Franklin was their quarterback.
@AschoffESPN (Edward Aschoff, ESPN.com’s SEC correspondent)
“Who was James Franklin throwing that to?? Yuck #MIZZvsUF”
@bobfescoe (610 am)
“James Franklin is KILLING #mizzou today”
Michael Haney @Haney1075 (“107.5 The Game’s mid-day iron man” Columbia, SC)
“I’m guessing James Franklin didn’t win his girlfriend any prizes at the fair. Brutal accuracy.”
But you know what, guys? You know who’s sick of all this Franklin-bashing? TJ Moe, that’s who!
@TJMoe28 (Mizzou WR)
“I’ve heard enough of everyone bashing my QB. If you’re going to support this team, support James. He is not the reason for our struggles.”
It’s a good thing we’ve got HOT SHTOVE NEWSH (that’s my Sean Connery, by the way) to distract us from all of this terrible local football (K-State being the grand exception, of course). The Royals hit the ground running this off season, first with Alex Gordon’s second consecutive Gold Glove, then with a trade to shore up their abysmal starting pitching.
@Ken_Rosenthal (FOX MLB)
“Source: #Royals acquire Ervin Santana from #Angels. Return not yet known.”
Actually, the return was career minor league reliever Brandon Sisk. Great move, huh? Santana’s had moderate success for years, is still relatively young and a DEFINITE upgrade over almost everyone else in the rotation last year, right? Not so fast:
@Buster_ESPN (Buster Olney, ESPN)
“Ervin Santana is the highest-paid KC player, at $13m. Average fastball velocity, last five seasons: 2008: 94.8, 92.5, 92.4, 92.7, 91.7.”
Awesome. Just… awesome. Thanks, Buster, you toad-faced bootlicker.
Look, on the outset, I still really like the deal. Perhaps the trade rejuvenates something dormant deep within the one-time “not-quite-an-ace-but-has-the-potential-to-be-one-sort-of.” As previously stated, he’s a definite upgrade over almost everyone other than Jeremy Guthrie, and the Royals didn’t have to give up, well, much of ANYTHING to get him. The biggest takeaway, though, is that he can’t be it—if he’s the major off season acquisition, let’s just cancel 2013 now.
@Royals_Report (Bob Dutton, grizzled Royals beat writer for the KC Star)
“#Royals GM Dayton Moore says “we’re not done” after acquiring Ervin Santana from Angels.”
Okay, WHEW. All I know is that his “we’re not done” comment better not be one of Moore’s attempts to be huggable and loved.
Bulldog Bob Fescoe, your thoughts on the trade?
“Besides cheese, what is the one topping u HAVE to have on ur burger?”
Okay, well, that wasn’t what I ASKED, really, and I’m a little dismayed that you use the internet vernacular of a 14 year old girl, but I guess I’d go with bacon. Or maybe grilled onions. Tough question! But what about this trade again?
“Why is it when I want to watch seinfeld its never on?”
Oh, Jesus—whatever. Forget I said anything. You’re clearly on drugs.
@the_ironsheik (former WWE superstar, crazy person)
“Andre never gave 1 fuck about the fans or anybody but himself. he fat fuck and freak and he shit his pants in ring all the time.”
I’ll assume he’s talking about Andre the Giant. This makes me sad… and a little grossed out. Nicely done, Sheikie.
You can follow ME on Twitter, @StanfordWhistle. I promise I RARELY talk about shitting my pants—rarely.