Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bears and Vikings Fans United

If there is any common ground between the Vikings fans and those of the Chicago Bears, its that we both hate the Packers very much. There is this awsome web page: www.Packerssuck.com. I recomend that all visit this page and absorb as much anti-Packer feeling they can. Big game this weekend Bears.

4th Win in a row Post

After a pretty awful start, the Minnesota Vikings are still in the process of righting their ship. While the defense from Chicago is nothing but amazing, the Vikings are not too far behind them:

And as of late, the Vikings defense has not given the opposing offenses all that much to smile about, as they have gotten more consistent pressure on the quarterback and certainly has been opportunistic. Case in point was the game against the Browns: the Vikings were able to force five turnovers and turn them into 21 points. That is the offense making the most of every opportunity the defense gave them. Week after week I give credit to Pat Williams and am the leading advocate in his Pro Bowl charge, but a couple of other Vikings defenders have kicked their games up a couple of notches recently.

Darren Sharper is now up to seven interceptions on the year and five of them have occurred in the last three games. Give him another pick or two and he should be joining Pat Williams in Honolulu. Another guy who needs to be recognized is the individual whose playing time increased the most yesterday when Kevin Williams went down: the rookie, C.J. Mosley. The sixth-round pick for the Vikings out of Missouri has thus far been a fine find. His play against the Browns was one of the best games played by a defensive lineman not named Pat for the team this year. He was able to amass seven tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. Some of the post-draft rumblings about Mosley thought that he maybe should have stayed for his senior season with the Tigers and even Mosley himself at times admitted he thought the same, but little more could have been expected than what he was able to provide the team with yesterday.

Last Monday night, i had the opprotunity to visit Historic Lambo Field to watch the Green Bay Packers v. Minnesota Vikings. The game was amazing, 20-17, Vikings win on last second Field Goal. The game was a great test of two teams playing each other hard. The Packers had 21 yards of rushing offensive, which is simply impressively awful. The schedual looks very favorable for the vikings, the Lions are in trouble, the Jags are without Leftwich and hopefully Rex Grossman starts for the Bears. Remember what happend last year against the Vikings Mr. Grossman??

Save the Pen

The bullpen can be saved:

One week after signing left-handed reliever Scott Eyre, the Chicago Cubs added a right-hander to the bullpen when they reached a deal with free agent Bobby Howry, reportedly worth $12 million over three years.

The deal is pending Howry passing a physical this weekend in Chicago.

On Nov. 17, the Cubs signed Eyre to a deal that guarantees him $11 million over three years. Eyre and Howry were teammates on the Chicago White Sox from 1998-2000. Howry, 32, pitched for the Sox from 1998 until he was dealt at the 2002 trade deadline to the Boston Red Sox. In 1999, he saved 28 games for the White Sox.

Howry has pitched entirely in the American League, and spent the last two seasons with the Indians. In 2005, he appeared in 79 games, going 7-4 with a 2.47 ERA. He served up four homers in 73 innings. He's had limited exposure to Wrigley Field, appearing in four innings over five games in his career.

While the Cubs do not have the starting pitching that the South Siders have, we can at least have a better bull pen. The Cubs have made some good moves, but spending that kind of money confuses me. Billy Wagner was available. Wagner can pitch against St. Louis, the Reds, the Brew Crew and of course he knows how to pitch in Wrigley. There are still many holes that need to be filled before the Cubs can even think about winning the division let alone a World Series, but by fixing up the bullpen is a great idea.

Back to Normalcy w/ the Guv

Just another example of government invaiding your daily life:

Trying again to rid public schools of junk food, Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to ban sales of unhealthy snacks and soft drinks at elementary and middle schools.

The proposal excludes high schools that benefit most from vending machine proceeds, and it is less dramatic than a ban proposed in 2003 that state lawmakers rebuffed. This time around, Blagojevich is turning to a board controlled by his appointees to change state rules to battle childhood obesity.

"We know that selling candy and soda to elementary and middle school students is not good for their health, so let's do what we can to stop it," the governor wrote in a letter to the state board.

Aren't there any other issues going on these days that the Gov has to worry about. Last time i checked his approval numbers were not all that good. I wonder if there will be another massive pension raid to make up for the money lost by these contracts for some of the school districts? I don't think anyone is going to try to pull that trick again.

Poor Poor California Rep.

More news from the Congressional Republican's:

Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, an eight-term congressman and hotshot Vietnam War fighter jock, pleaded guilty to graft and tearfully resigned Monday, admitting he took $2.4 million in bribes mostly from defense contractors in exchange for government business and other favors.

"The truth is I broke the law, concealed my conduct, and disgraced my office," the 63-year-old Republican said at a news conference. "I know that I will forfeit my freedom, my reputation, my worldly possessions, most importantly, the trust of my friends and family."

Cunningham's plea came amid a series of GOP scandals: Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas had to step down as majority leader after he was indicted in a campaign finance case; a stock sale by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is being looked at by regulators; and Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was indicted in the CIA leak case.

I remember sitting at Gov. Jim Thompson's house and Speaker Hasstert was there talking about how good all the members were. I believe him, the system is in total chaos. Too much money from special interest. Hopefully both sides can agree that something needs to be done.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Since I've Been Gone

Hello everyone that reads this and a quick sorry for not letting anyone know where i have been. It has been a crazy couple of weeks and things are finally getting crazier. Much has happend and I will gladly focus in on all of the information that i missed. So just sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or vodka, you could be reading this on a friday night before you head out, I don't know) and enjoy

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