Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the St. Patrick's Day edition of the headline of the day. Today, there could not possibly be a more fitting headline than this.
So, I guess that's it. All the speculation is true. And look at that, they announced it totally spontaneously on St. Patty's day. There's no way that could have been part of any kind of calculated plan on anyone's part. At all.
By the way, I don't really think the AP could've put it any better. In fact, I'll bet Dan Rooney isn't the only thing or person that Obama has "tapped" recently...
Barack Obama, President of Hittin' Dat Ass...
Anyways, I'm not going to make a joke out of this, because frankly it's a great honor and I'm proud to say that as a Steeler fan, the owner of my team is also an Ambassador to a whole entire country! And let's be honest, there really are few people in the world like Dan Rooney. We've talked about it, waxed philosophical about it, expressed our undying love for it, but the way Mr. Rooney runs the Steelers and lives his life provides a good model for anyone to admire (Ignore: gambling ties).
Simply put - in my completely, 100% biased opinion, our fine new President couldn't have picked a better man for the job. Congratulations, Mr. Rooney! May you be as successful in this endeavor as you have been over the last thirty plus years with the Steelers!
Here's the full text of the White House Press Release. You know, if that's how you get your kicks.
Also gives me an excuse to post this...
But since I do have that ever-present itch to make jokes, and because it's St. Patty's day, I'm going to switch gears here. To something even closer to home for me, literally and figuratively...
This man right here is my Dad. Who I'm sure will be thrilled to see his picture on the internets. He's the one who's Irish in our family. Irish and Polish, actually. Which pretty much means that as his progeny, I'm poised for world domination. Plus, you can't really dispute the fact that his goatee far surpasses any goatee in the history of the universe. Bryant McFadden, eat your heart out.
Also, that woman there is my Mom. Here's what we know about her - She's human. Ok, actually we THINK she's human. No one has ever really presented any hard evidence. So it's all really speculation at this point. But based on the fact that she has to use a phone to call me about my unpaid credit card bills, we'll assume she's at least partly human.
But back to my Dad for a second. This guy is the world's foremost connoisseur of Shepherd's Pie. So in honor of him, and because obviously I couldn't be home to celebrate with my family, tonight I'm going to attempt to make some of that heavenly Shepherd's Pie goodness myself. Of course, my version will feature that fake ass soy ground meat, due to my continued vegetarianism. But I figure with the requisite amount of beer and Jameson I won't really notice any difference...
Coincidentally, there's nothing Jameson can't fix. And that includes ball Cancer.
Anyways, in summary, what I'm saying here is have yourselves a Happy St. Patrick's day. Drink lots of Guinness, sing lots of drunken songs, try your hand at the bagpipes, wear a skirt, and/or just generally hang out with your wang out...
Once I get this Software Development Agreement done, that's exactly what I plan on doing.
PSaMP celebrates two long years!!! Congratulations, Tecmo! [PSaMP]
Fernando Bryant re-signs. Ok...? [ESPN]
Steelers to play basketball for charity. For the record, I'd post up Max Starks hard... [Post-Gazette]
Carbolic Smoke Ball = all over this Rooney thing [Carbolic Smoke Ball]
We just need Deshea's balls to last one more year [BTSC]
Many Giants are practicing right now. Plaxico Burress is not. Feel free to read into that all you want [Associated Press]
Could Jay Cutler end up a Bear? [Rumors and Rants]
Not so fast on those Julius Peppers to the Patriots rumors. Thank God. It'll probably still be true, though. Whatev [Associated Press]
Malkin - Game on! [Post-Gazette]
Pedro Alvarez news and stuff [WHYGAVS]
Nothing about Lenny Dykstra really surprises me. But what does this say about his buddy Jim Cramer? [Deadspin]
Check it out, while the rest of us eat pasta for dinner every night, the Yankees have constructed the Barbie Dream House of stadiums. Vomit [Sports Crackle Pop]
Man shoots neighbor because he thought she was a monkey. To be fair, though, she probably shouldn't have been picking fruit out of his tree...that's what she said (h/t Noah!) [MSNBC]
Postcard arrives in Ohio 47 years late. Do I even need to make the joke? [Associated Press]
2 questions - 1) Have they been vaccinated for Rabies? and 2) Will there be hard drugs involved? [9-to-Fried]
Amazing find by the FAIL Blog. Emphasis on AMAZING [FAIL Blog]
Jenna Jameson gave birth to twins yesterday. No joke I could make here would be safe for work, so I'm not even going to make one [The Superficial]
And last but FAR from least, Mikey and Big Bob dropped this Filet of Fish remix this morning. The only problem I find here is that they didn't enlist the additional services of Gunpowder Jones. PS - video to follow soon [Somewhere]
Irishman of the day = Matt Jones...
No idea if he's really Irish or not. I just assume everyone with red hair has at least a slight affinity for corned beef and cabbage. PS - This one is for Vern.
Irish movie of the day = Boondock Saints (PS - Unsavory language/guns)
What a film.
Classic YouTube clip of the day = The Leprechaun in Alabama...
The "amateur sketch" is the G.O.A.T.
I'll just be over here losing my mind over this contract.
Feel free to interrupt. And cheers to St. Patty's Day!
/cue Domski's Irish jokes...how predictable