Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/30/2006 06:40:00 PM
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/30/2006 06:19:00 PM
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/30/2006 06:00:00 PM
Well, he's cute enough and, despite my allegiance to the Falcons, I am a fan of his playing ability too. Would I stalk him? Probably not. Nag him? Yeah, maybe. I guess Delhomme is nagworthy. However, a 47 year old woman in North Carolina is firm in her conviction that Delhomme is indeed stalkworthy.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/30/2006 05:52:00 PM
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/30/2006 05:31:00 PM
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Tonight, Charlie Weis, head coach of Notre Dame, will appear on 60 Minutes and bitch about how Bill Parcells verbally abused him and, in turn, is responsible for how he feels justified in abusing his personnel and for otherwise sullying the integrity of prestigious Catholic university, Notre Dame. Charlie, you are a victim. You are a victim!
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/29/2006 02:30:00 PM
Jason Whitlock, banned from ESPN, but still managing to continue with his life as a respected Kansas City Star columnist, appeared on the Dan LeBatard radio show this past Thursday. Among many topics discussed, Jason put forth a theory that "athletic" quarterbacks don't do as well as "traditional" quarterbacks in the NFL because they have less work ethic and are less likely to devote themselves to film study as "traditional" quarterbacks. Oh, snap!!!! Now we all know "athletic" = Black (e.g., Michael Vick) and "traditional" = White (e.g., Peyton Manning). Jason denied that those categorizations applied, but struggled to finally name Steve Young as an "athletic" quarterback (who only rose to his potential because he had the opportunity to learn from Joe Montana, a "traditional" quarterback). BTW, Jason Whitlock is a Black man and I want to apologize in advance for paraphrasing Whitlock, as 790 the Ticket has not posted the audio of Whitlock's interview to date.
Now we all know, if a White analyst said something like this, all hell would break loose. But since a Black person said it, let's just evaluate it on its merits. I have to say that I - wait for it - agree with Jason on the concept, but I disagree in the application of the theory. Coasting on natural talent is WAYYYY more evident in the NBA, but that's a discussion for another time. Jason basically felt that because "athletic" quarterbacks have so much natural talent, they are disincentivized from improving, for example, by devoting themselves from something as mundane as film study.
Let's focus on someone I'm pretty sure Jason was including in his "athletic" category. That would be one Michael Vick. I am a Atlanta native and Falcon loyalist. Consequently, I have watched every Michael Vick snap and try to analyze the plight of the Falcons in context. I am not arguing that Michael Vick is deficient in some areas, but would I go so far as to say he lacks work ethic? Absolutely not. Vick has improved every season. He has evolved from his "superman" mentality to maybe I should throw it out of bounds when there is no play. In fact, last season, I was very disappointed that the Falcons didn't pursue Terrell Owens because I believed Vick needed someone who could overcome his lack of passing accuracy. This season, I have had to reconsider that Vick is an inaccurate passer, but rather he just lacks confidence in his receiver core. This year, I have noticed him throwing the ball early in the game, but after drops by our receivers (I'm talking to you, Roddy White), Michael just exhibits extreme hesitance to pass the ball. And, let's be clear, Michael Vick has never had a decent receiver core. The real truth is that most NFL coaches/management are only capable of fitting players in their systems, rather that being able to truly adapt to its personnel. In Vick's case, in McNabb's case, in Leftwich's case and in the case of any other of the relatively newly encountered "athletic" quarterback, I think we should reserve final judgment on the so called "athletic" quarterback on why some do not reach their full potential.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/29/2006 01:51:00 PM
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
David Stern has stated that pending efforts to legalize marijuana in the state of Nevada will have no impact on the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas in 2007. You're right, David. NBA players will not respond to any incentive to smoke weed and play video games all day - because they do that already, dumbass.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 11:55:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys wide recievers coach Todd Haley, left, speaks with Terrell Owens (81) during drills at minicamp at the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Irving, Texas, Friday, June 2, 2006. Haley is suing a suburban McDonald's after claiming his wife and their family's au pair found a dead rat in their salad. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006,in state district court seeks $1.7 million in damages, The Dallas Morning News reported on its Web site.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 11:29:00 PM
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 11:20:00 PM
Drew, I feel sorry for you. You seem like a nice enough guy and you had to deal with the same situation in New England that you are going through now. And Bill Parcells had to put salt in the wound by humiliating you on Monday Night Football. Did you hear that the game got some of the highest ratings in cable history? Everybody saw you get kicked to the curb.
However, it's time to place the blame where it really lies. As ESPN struggles to find ways to mention Terrell Owens' name every five minutes although he hasn't done anything this week, they have only managed to indirectly link him to your troubles. Their best theory, courtesy of Dan Patrick (mostly), is that Jerry Jones' egomaniacal pursuit of T.O. prevented the Cowboys from shoring up their offensive line and that is how T.O. continued his plan of world destruction and put you in the situation you are in now. It is obvious that the offensive line sucks (and so does the defense), but the offensive line has little to do with your predicament.
Guess what, Drew? If you have receivers as good as Terrell Owens AND Terry Glenn AND Jason Witten and you can't get it done, that means you suck - you f*cking suck. It is crystal clear to anyone paying of attention. End of story.
And that is how T.O. ruined your career. You weren't the first and you won't be the last.
BTW, if you can't fall asleep at night because you are just as consumed as ESPN over the Bledsoe v. Romo debate, check out this excellent and hilarious comparison.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 03:28:00 PM
Chad's promising to shave off that stupid mohawk if the Falcons win. With that type of guarantee, I know we're all rooting for the Falcons.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 12:33:00 PM
I don't know what's more remarkable - that Tiki Barber is talking trash about ESPN or that ESPN reported it.
"...I will call them idiots, because they have neither spoken to me, nor any one of my teammates or any of my coaches, yet all they do is criticize me for being a distraction with this retirement thing."
"And that includes (The Daily News') Gary Myers," he said. "That includes Tom Jackson on ESPN. That includes the ultimate character guy, facetiously speaking of course, Michael Irvin (ESPN). Please get a clue on how to be a journalist. Don't make blanket assumptions about it (retirement). And obviously, as was evidenced (Monday) night, I am a huge distraction to the New York Giants."
Wow, Tiki. Suddenly, I'm going to miss you... The dig at Michael Irvin was pretty special. I can't wait for his response.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/26/2006 12:23:00 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/25/2006 11:02:00 PM
The last thing Ben Roethlisberger remembered before getting knocked the f*ck out on Sunday is some unnamed Falcon mocking him for his inablity to drive and stating his desire to ruin Ben's precious plastic surgery enhanced face. Ben vows revenge. We'll be waiting, Ben. All of Atlanta is quaking in their boots. Seriously, Ben, listen to your body and take a few weeks off. You already have a ring.
In case you didn't see it coming, Drew Bledsoe was replaced by Tony Romo today. Of course, Drew is not bitter or anything.
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/25/2006 10:40:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Let me present Donna Feldman. Ms. Feldman currently portrays "Gloria" on the syndicated show, "Fashion House." Does anyone watch this show? For some reason, I am pretty much addicted to it. As promised, I will present notable women from time to time as a public service. Why Ms. Feldman? Because she has general appeal. Not only is she attractive, but she has a unique appeal, even when in the company of other beautiful women. You would kind have to watch the show or otherwise be familiar with her to know what I mean. As promised, a hot chick of the moment... Nothing too heavy. See guys, I'm cool.
Elton Brand, among others, like to waste their money on making movies and crappy rap songs.
First T.O., now this... Vicodin is up to its ugly tricks again. Jacksonville Jaguar defensive end, Bobby McCray, was arrested for racing, reckless driving, prohibited use of flashing lights and drug possession. Umm, I didn't know you could get flashing lights for yourself. They could come in handy in ATL traffic. Anybody have the hook-up?
Brian Urlacher likes Black chicks! Sweet. Unfortunately, just like the brothers, he is experiencing some complications.
Unfortunately, the baby mama in question, Tyna Robertson, is not that cute. For all the headache, he could have done better. But to be fair, maybe she's under stress and this is not her best moment...
On October 16, 2006, I was perusing the sports news like I normally do on a daily basis.
On that day, ESPN had sent a ridiculous missive to deadspin.com declaring them an undesirable "underground" website. I read many extremely intelligent reader comments, browsed a few more blogs and then it was obvious...
I am not alone... I too hate ESPN!
Well, not really. I love ESPN like a play cousin. In fact, it is a big part of my life. I watch it every day, often falling asleep to the smooth stylings of John Anderson or Neil Everett. However, it is undeniable that ESPN is on the decline. Although they employ dozens of talented reporters and writers, they have chosen to focus on many, many sucky analysts (Yeah, I'm talking about you, Sean Salisbury). This is why I haven't been able to get over the loss of Fox's National Sports Report. So, I too will bravely join the "underground" revolution forcing (hopefully) ESPN to reach its potential.
So I dedicate this blog to all the athletes (men and women) that ESPN has abused by not challenging itself to provide more than excessive, biased and unfocused coverage. In the last 30 days alone, that would include Terrell Owens, Stephen Jackson, the University of Miami football team and Kenny Rogers (although he deserves it). ESPN (also Fox and Sports Illustrated, as necessary), just leave the man alone...
What can you expect from this blog?
I will discuss NFL, NBA, NCAA Men's Basketball and MLB. I will not discuss too much hockey or soccer because I am not that interested in them. I will not discuss golf because it is not really a sport.
All discussions will be tempered by as much humor as I can muster and a heavy dose of pop culture.
There are a few things you should know about me.
I am from Atlanta. Consequently, I will bitch a lot about the Falcons. I will discuss the Braves as necessary. It probably won't be necessary to discuss the Hawks.
I went to Georgetown. My college basketball comments will largely be dedicated to them and Big East basketball in general.
I am a Black-American. My cultural perspective will be reflected. And yes, that is code for "I will periodically have to accuse [fill in the blank] of racism."
I am female. Thus, I am not bound by "man law." If I want to say some athlete is good looking, I will - and be unashamed. If an athlete is having trouble with his baby mama or cheating on his wife or has an STD, I will not suppress said stories on this blog.
Finally, I have a full time job unrelated to blogging. I can't pretend that I am going to compete in the 24 hour news cycle, but I will try to post something worth a visit every day.
What unique experience will I offer readers?
I will curse as often as possible.
No seriously, I will try to be light and succinct in my comments and offer a roadmap to what, in my opinion, are the most interesting stories out there.
I am going to offer a weekly TV sports analyst/personality fashion roundup. Why? Because Merril Hoge needs some shine, dammit!
Also, I am going to do a public service and offer men some advice on the ladies. If I get any readers, I assume they will mostly be of the male persuasion. I am going to highlight a lady periodically that has desirable qualities that men should be looking for in their real life ladies. Why? No, I am not a lesbian, but I think that reinforcing quality standards will assist men in recognizing that same quality in real life. That being said, I will try to ensure that the ladies I select are hot.
Well, there's nothing left to do but get started. Enjoy!
Posted by Head Chick In Charge at 10/24/2006 08:05:00 PM