Plus ca change…

Mike Singletary has announced that Alex Smith will start in place of Troy Smith next Sunday. Okay, that’s it. The phrase “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” has now been officially updated for the 21st century to “re-arranging quarterbacks on the 49ers.”

So Albert Haynesworth was suspended for four games which means he will not be on the field for the 5-7 (and fading fast) Washington Redskins for the remainder of the season. Given Albert’s bad attitude, why did the team choose to reward him?

Sarah Palin has now turned her attention to Wikileaks founder Julian Assanger, and tweeted “Someone making things up again? Keep seeing this quote attributed to me. Huh?” I guess no one is supposed to attribute quotes to Palin except her ghostwriters.

R.I.P. Elizabeth Edwards. Her useless husband probably did love her, at least as much as he loved anyone who was not himself.


After being arrested and charged with six counts of drug possession, Iowa senior star wide-receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has been suspended from “all team activities.”

Now, Iowa’s not going anywhere this December.  But it brings to mind another question, what’s the over-under on player arrests before the bowl season starts?

Remember that college football gamme they played in Wrigley Field with only one endzone?

Maybe Wrigley should be the home of this year’s Meinke Car Car Bowl. Featuring the 88th ranked offense of the University of South Florida Bulls, vs. the 86th ranked offense of the Clemson Tigers. Forget one endzone, they teams wouldn’t need any.

Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Congressman known as the “Prince of Pork” for his skill at getting money for his hometown, has been named head of the Appropriations Committee, which will allegedly lead the GOP drive to cut federal earmarks.

Isn’t this like having unwed teen mother Bristol Palin spearhead an abstinence drive?

Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times picked up on this one… how did I miss it?

“Boulder, Colo., and Ann Arbor, Mich., came in 1-2 when released its list of America’s 10 brainiest cities.

Apparently it was determined before the Buffs’ and Wolverines’ last football-coaching hires.”

An actual serious thought:

‎30 years ago a part-time security guard with a history of mental illness was nonetheless able to get both a gun and hollow-point bullets. And he shot John Lennon. Yet there are still millions of Americans who don’t see the need for gun control laws. Imagine.

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9 Comments on “Plus ca change…”

  1. Freddie Says:

    He’d have gotten a gun SOMEWHERE, anyway.

  2. George Emil Says:

    In response to your “serious thought” the NRA released this: “Mr. Lennon’s death shows that gun control does not lower the number of gun deaths. Recall that he was a citizen of Great Britain which has very strong gun control laws and these laws obviously did not protect him.”

    • left coast sports babe Says:

      George, I assume they were serious. I guess the NRA figured it was Lennon’s fault for moving to New York?

      • George Emil Says:

        not sure if you got my 1st reply: it was a joke…sorry GE

      • Janice Says:

        no worries, i figured it was a joke and actually kind of funny but i always get at least one comment from an nra type if i do gun control jokes and so I try not to escalate.

  3. Gary Morton Says:

    Iowa is bound for the Insight Bowl later this month (in Tempe, AZ). Having read the list of drugs that the police found at his shared residence, I think that Derrell Johnson-Koulianos’ only defense is that he’s a pharmacy major.
    (Police said they found cocaine, small quantities of marijuana and pamoate, diazepam, hydromorphone hydrochloride and zolpidem tartrate pills in Johnson-Koulianos’ bedroom. He does not have an Rx for any of the controlled medications…oh, and he admitted to using all of them but I suppose when it comes time for the defense to petition the court to throw out his confession, they’ll say he was high at the time.)

    • left coast sports babe Says:

      Oops, yes, the Insight Bowl is not quite nowhere. Almost but not quite. This might be the only time Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and “Insight” get used in the same sentence.

  4. Augie Says:

    I just want to know where they come up with these bowl names. “Beef ‘O’ Brady’s? “Chick-fil-A? What’s next, “Chilli con Carne” bowl? At least bowl has nice T-shirts.

    • tc Says:

      Hey Augie:

      the NCAA wants to go global, just like the NFL, so look for the Japanese “Rice Bowl” to be in the works. That after they have the Pros play the cross border “Toilet Bowl” featuring the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Carolina Panthers. Your idea of the Chile con Carne Bowl sounds like a real GAS.

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