How Should We Deal With The Return Of The NFL Refs?

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Sumo Referee…and NFL replacement. (Photo credit: sophietica)

A deal has finally been struck in the labor dispute between the National Football League and its referees.

While that dispute was going on, the NFL brought in replacement officials from wherever it is you go when you find yourself a few hundred referees short. Perhaps there is a secret island somewhere to fill that need. It might be populated by judgmental people who spend their days blowing whistles and announcing their decisions.

The consensus on the replacement referees was that they were trying, but were unprepared for what they were facing on the big stage of an NFL game. Fans howled at the bad calls they were seeing and demanded the return of the highly trained NFL officials…who they’d previously booed and cursed soundly. Read the rest of this entry »


Hey Steven Tyler. Do You Know The Difference Between You And Me?

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Get off my couch. (Image via Wikipedia)

Ever had a guest who didn’t quite know when to leave? Maybe it was someone who didn’t realize that the party ended when all the other guests left. Perhaps it was that friend who needed a place to stay for a few nights who was still on your couch two months later.

Steven Tyler, it is time for you to get off my couch.

The Aerosmith Years Were Good

Your band, Aerosmith, is one of the greatest rock groups, ever. Your music lives on my iPod and in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.  Sure, one could argue that the Hall Of Fame is no measure of greatness, after all ABBA has also been inducted into the hall. But I think any serious discussion of great rock bands has to include Aerosmith. Read the rest of this entry »


Just tell the truth, Mr. Mixon.

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I don’t often write about sports, I’m making a exception here with a post to purge some frustration.

On my way home from work, I was forced to listen to the radio broadcast of the Carolina Panthers on the local station, WBT -AM. This never fails to be a miserable experience, even in a winning season.

Today, after successive awful plays by the defense that resulted in a score by the Panthers opponent, play by play hack Mick Mixon announced that the Panthers fans in attendance were in “stunned silence”.

I beg to differ, Mr Mixon. Read the rest of this entry »