Man, this blogging thing…in the offseason, it gets to the point where you feel as though you’re hanging from a cliff by your fingernails. You’ll clutch at a straw, at a bug, anything to avoid that screaming plunge into terminal boredom.
I was all set to write on the silliness surrounding Minnesota governor Mark Dayton’s apology for remarks he made comparing football to war—remarks so dead-on they could be described as cliches. Then I started digging into it and couldn’t find out who had actually objected, and there was no “there” there. It seems Dayton made a purely voluntary apology; and frankly, it seems he made it in order to rack up Sensitive Liberal points—more caring than you. He should be strapped down in a chair and forced to watch the entire 1985 Bears season, until he embraces the violence inherent in the system.
I even made a camo helmet graphic.
Let’s see…Jonathan Vilma lost a bid to get a quick ruling on his bid to get an injunction in his bid to continue rehabbing at the Saints’ facility. Or something. Sometimes I just wish we still had Solomon around to dispense justice.
24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
25 And the king said, Divide the living commissioner in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
26 Then spake the public whose the living team was unto the king, for their bowels yearned upon their team, and they said, O hell yes!
Here’s something: Visanthe Shiancoe is meeting with the Patriots, who need another tight end like I need more writer’s block. This might be good news in disguise, though: the Saints need another good tight end; and when the Patriots sign Shiancoe and cut Gronkowski to teach him a lesson, the Saints can snap him up and have the greatest tight end tandem in history. No? Well, prove it.
Maybe if I just pick something at random…
Oh yeah: Randall Gay is suing the league. Seems he hit his head playing football, and it was all the league’s fault. Here’s how the Associated Press put it: “a newly filed lawsuit accusing the NFL of failing to protect players from concussion risks.” Like…how? The Saints can prove they protected Gay from concussion risks: they cut him. Can’t do much more than that.
On the Jukebox
This is probably the perfect day to get this one over with.