April 16, 2009

AFC North Headline Of The Day...

As if I could compete with the Pens impressive Game 1 last night, or the news that John Madden has retired. Yeah, right.

I was going to write about how Leftwich signed a deal with the Bucs and Chuck Batch re-signed as the backup for '09, but honestly, at this point that's old news. But that should give you a good idea of how out of the loop I am right now. I haven't read shit for news aside from what you see below in like two weeks.

As for John Madden's retirement, since that is the most timely NFL news I can think of, well, I don't even know what to say. Obviously he's a legend, and no words that one lowly Steelers blogger could write on these internets could possible do justice to a career that's spanned decades and industries.

Even though he was Coach of the Raiders back when the Steelers and Raiders used to brutalize each other religiously, I like to think that his video game pretty much wiped the slate clean.

No, kidding aside, he was a rival at one point (before I was born), but as a broadcaster you can't really do anything but respect his longevity and popularity. Congrats to Madden on his retirement and I hope he enjoys the rest of his days with his family.

Also, John, if you could possibly take Peter King with you, I know we'd all really appreciate it.


Now, on to the links, WOOOOOOOO!!!!!

New Burghability commercial featuring Geno and Russian spies? [PSaMP]

Tomlin to Sweed - "Under promise, over deliver"...huh, that's my mantra too...weird [Post-Gazette]

Some more prospects are visiting the Steelers [Trib]

BTSC wants to give you free stuff for guessing games right. I say, do it... [BTSC]

According to these clowns, the Pats are still the Super Bowl favs in '09...who effing cares? [USA Today]

Browns to trade their premier receiving threat to Giants...presumably for a winning attitude? [Yahoo! Sports]

Of course, if the Giants have their way, they'll be looking to trade for Anquan Boldin...which in my opinion is the smarter trade. But hey, I just write a blog [Star-Ledger]

Don't look now but the NFL has angered Jewish Jets fans... [Deadspin]

Ravens re-sign a walking corpse [Ravens Insider]

This is old news, but Tank Johnson is now right at home with the rest of the NFL's deviants [Associated Press]

Eagles interested in Ocho Cinco? After the TO experiment, that just amazes me...but good for them, I guess [Philly.com]

Steve(and Ashley)'s Flyers-Pens preview (sorry Steve, I'm way late on this) [Steve Is Alive]

Corgi of the Day [Dog Spotlights]

John Daly + Hootie and the Blowfish = What more do you need me to say? [The Legend of Cecilio Guante]

Geriatric Farms...I don't even know what to say... [You Lay On The Ice Like A Broad!]

I think we can all appreciate this sentiment... [Dug E Fresh Rants]

Dear Illuminati is a must read every week... [9-to-fried]

We're raising a generation of pussies, alright [Grumpy Old Dog]

Britney Spears gets engaged? Let me put it this way, if I bought a chick a 4.5 million dollar diamond, I probably wouldn't be proposing in Subway...but that's just me [NY Daily News]

Hulk Hogan threatening to pull an OJ? [Moondog Sports]

Hot news from Neverland Ranch via Carbolic Smoke Ball [Carbolic Smoke Ball]

Thinking sunlight is a fire...that's an easy mistake to make, right?? Maybe if you're on Meth... [Some Site...Who Really Cares]

Muse playing a battle of the bands in 1994...they've def come a long way since then, that's all I can say [Muse Live]

WIN indeed [FAIL Blog]

And of course, FAIL x 2 [FAIL Blog || FAIL Blog]

My hatred for people who wear Ed Hardy cannot be expressed properly with words...gestures, yes...one in particular, actually [Stuff White People Like]

English Bulldogs rule [Upside Down Dogs]

Harry Kalas tribute. I don't care what your baseball allegiance is, Harry Kalas will be missed [MLB.com]

One final note - if you're a blogger and want me to link to something you've written, I almost always will. But as I have limited time in which to compose these "gems," I can't really go looking for every post written on every blog. SO, email me. K? Word.

Head down, nose to the grindstone. I'm not effing around today.

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Grumpy said...

Your links keep me occupied for hours. Better than being on the streets looking for hookers and blow.

Grumpy said...

And do you realize how influential you are? When you post a link to me my traffic triples. Thanks.

Cotter said...

Haha, no way! Cool. Well that's the whole point, so high five! Rock n' roll.