Thursday, February 21, 2008

Odds & Sods

Mild, hot or spicy?

I read a report this morning that said that the fallen debris from the U.S. spy satellite that the navy shot down is not hazardous. For me to say I am skeptical of that report is an understatement. No I’m not going to pull a News12 and go all Henny Penny The Sky Is Falling (another childhood favorite of mine) on you. But I am leery. For more, see the report that was released in the days after 9/11 that said the air around the World Trade Center was safe.

There is no question that Barack Obama may be the best public speaker since JFK, but when it comes to the issues, the press doesn’t seem to report much on where he stands. As usual, they go for the “sizzle” and not the “steak,” so to speak.

Glen Sather has a huge decision to make before this Tuesday’s N.H.L. trade deadline. He has to decide if he should deal Jaromir Jagr or not. I hope he doesn’t, but if he trades Jagr he better get back a rock of a defenseman that can anchor this young blueline for today and the future.

The Rangers have a huge weekend coming up with a game in Buffalo and one at home to Florida, after blowing a 5-0 lead against Montreal Tuesday night. Speaking of which, the Blueshirts absolutely did not deserve a point out of that one. The shootout is entertaining, but if you are going to keep it I’d rather see the N.H.L. change its rule to two points for a win and none for a loss. Why should a team get rewarded for losing?

Again, the shootout is entertaining, but it really doesn’t cut it for me in terms of validity. No other sport has a skills competition to determine the winner of a game. Does baseball have a fielding contest? Does football have a passing contest between the quarterbacks? Why don’t we just have a wing-eating contest and call it a night?

Newspaper blowhard Phil Mushnick wondered recently how Andy Pettitte can be such a God-fearing man when he took HGH in the first place? Very simple answer to that one: Andy Pettitte is human! Just because someone is "religious" or "spiritual" does not mean that they are perfect and I have never heard Mr. Pettitte claim to be without fault. But what separates Pettitte from the others is that he stood up and took responsibility for his actions. Mr. Mushnick would do well to remember what a great man once said:

"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone."

I saw that someone was on my blog from Rancho Mirage, California and that they left a comment. Only one person I know of from Rancho Mirage and that’s Anne Rice. Go here to see.

Mild, hot or spicy?


Rob Adams said...

Spicy. With chili.

Schmucknick is an ass.

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

I prefer peanut wings!

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Hmmm, I've never had them with chili before!