Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Return of Odds & Sods

It's been a long time since we did some sodding against all odds. But here we go.

This is going to be a very interesting time for the Bush Administration. The Middle East's problems have expanded from Iraq to Israel and to Lebanon. Three civil wars breaking out is not out of the realm of possibility. The President's best work has to be forthcoming otherwise we could be in for some major problems and don't think that what happens in that part of the world is confined to the region.

By the way any idea how the hunt for Usama Bin Laden is going. Remember how united we were and those "Wanted Dead or Alive" posters with UBL's face on it. I hate to say it but one very dark day you are going to be driving around and you will say, "You know that Kilkelly guy had something when he said UBL was the most dangerous man on the planet. Too bad the politicos did not feel the same way."

I am wondering also why the media does not ever ask about UBL. Oh I get it, they are more concerned with Britney Spears and the grooming of her nether region. Glad we got that cleared up.

Oops I did it again! Am I being too long winded for you? High fives all around!

The Giants have fallen apart and the Rangers are very inconsistent. They can beat anyone in the NHL but they also have problems closing out games. The Blueshirts are in dire need of a solid two-way player who is dependable on draws especially in key situations. Gee, too bad they traded Dominick Moore away...

So let me get this straight. Bill Parcells can chew out the media on a daily basis. That's fine. Pat Reilly or Joe Torre get nasty with a member of the media and well they are just cranky. Bobby Knight can strike a player. That's fine, because you know, it's Bob Knight. Michael Strahan chews out a reporter and gets lambasted by "The Phone Slammers." Just wondering if race plays a role in this?

If you or I struck a co-worker because they were not paying attention to us would we be pardoned by society? God please let me be in attendance when one of Knight's players decides to turn the tables and goes a little Sprewell on him. Please!

Jason Sehorn was all over the media and it took a long time for the critics to say boo. Tiki Barber seems omnipresent as well and takes a pretty bad beating in the press on a daily basis. Why? Answer: See above regarding Michael Strahan.

I finished two outstanding books recently. Tunney by Jack Cavanaugh which was a bit long but is a good read for even a non-boxing fan and Christ The Lord by Anne Rice which is one of the few books that I have read that I would consider perusing once again. An incredibly powerful story told in the first person about Jesus and His perspective on the world and His own significance as a seven year old. I highly, highly, recommend this book even for the non-believers. Hey it's in paperback and for $7.99 you can't go wrong.

This Sunday is ECW's "December to Dismember" on pay-per-view which will feature an "Elimination Chamber" match for the ECW World Title. Big Show, Test, Sabu, Bobby Lashley, RVD, and CM Punk are all involved in this one. I say that ECW Champ Big Show will walk in and walk out with the belt. At 7'5 and 500 pounds this guy moves like a cat and is as unstoppable as ever. The dark horse in this one is CM Punk who is a product of Vince McMahon's "developmental league," the OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling).

The talent is now spread pretty equally between WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, and ECW. Add to the fact that TNA now has Curt Angle as there top wrestler and it sort of is reminiscent of the old days when there were four solid wrestling promotions (WWF, NWA, AWA, World Class).

Roger Daltrey appeared on CSI Thanksgiving night and was pretty good. I like CSI:Miami but to me there is only one cops show that matters and that is NYPD Blue. The first season of Blue is a great stocking stuffer.

Great to see "The Huffington Post" take pot shots at Pete Townshend because he supported the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Yeah, liberals are real tolerant of those with differing viewpoints.

It was really cool to see Classic Albums on VH1 feature Who's Next. Incredible how much work goes into making an album.

I have no problem with Billy Joel. I like some of his music, but he's probably not my favorite. But he made the Top Fifty for MSG's Greatest Moments series. The reason: he sold out 12 straight shows. Impressive! So now a banner sits in The Garden's rafters that says "Joel" and the number "12." Sure that's cool and all. He's broken a lot of sweat like Mark Messier (11), Mike Richter (35), Rod Gilbert (7), Eddie Giacomin (1), Walt Frazier (10), Dick Barnett (12), Earl"The Pearl"Monroe (15), Dick McGuire (15), Willils Reed (19), Dave DeBusschere (22), Bill Bradley (24), Patrick Ewing (33) and Red Holzman (613 for the number of wins as Head Coach).

Oh and he sure does deserve to have his "number" retired ahead of Andy Bathgate and Adam Graves.

Hey while were at it why don't we retire Babs' "number" or why don't we really bastardize the whole thing and hang a picture of an elephant using MSG as a giant kitty litter. Because, hey, the circus never does leave town now does it...


1 comment:

Rob Adams said...

If I remember correctly, there is also a banner for Elton John - though it only hangs when he plays the Garden.

The Bitch is Back, indeed.