Are You Ready For Some Hitler?

Hank, Hank, Hank, bad move, it’s just not politically correct or acceptable to associate Obama with Hitler. It’s only okay to compare Bush to Hitler

ESPN drops Hank Williams Jr. from ‘Monday Night Football’

After ESPN dropped Hank Williams Jr. from opening Monday Night Football tonight after Williams’ controversial comments Monday about President Obama, the singer now says he was “misunderstood.”

Says ESPN, in a statement: “While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”

Williams, perhaps best known for his “are you ready for some football?” lead-in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Monday compared this summer’s so-called golf summit between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as “one of the biggest political mistakes ever.”

As Williams put it on Fox News’ Fox & Friends: “It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader) Benjamin Netanyahu.”

See also:
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How are we supposed to get ready for some football now?

Can you say overreaction by ESPN? Putting aside for a minute that Hank never actually, directly compared Obama to Hitler, if you watch the video it’s pretty obvious that Hank is high on something more than just life. Cut the dude some slack, he’s survived a traumatic brain injury, he’s a musician, musicians spout all sorts of bizarre thoughts aloud. Bring the song back, it’s a decades long tradition, Monday Night Football is pretty lame without it.

/I predict that ESPN will cave and the song will be back next week

Super Bill

Super Bill is in the Yahoo Winners 676001 League, a league where all the participants have previously won a Yahoo! public league. The results of the autodraft were . . .

Super Bill
1. (1) Arian Foster
(Hou – RB)
2. (20) Michael Vick
(Phi – QB)
3. (21) Maurice Jones-Drew
(Jac – RB)
4. (40) Brandon Lloyd
(Den – WR)
5. (41) Dez Bryant
(Dal – WR)
6. (60) Jeremy Maclin
(Phi – WR)
7. (61) Owen Daniels
(Hou – TE)
8. (80) San Diego
(SD – DEF)
9. (81) Nate Kaeding
(SD – K)
10. (100) BenJarvus Green-Ellis
(NE – RB)
11. (101) Eli Manning
(NYG – QB)
12. (120) Plaxico Burress
(NYJ – WR)
13. (121) Jordy Nelson
(GB – WR)
14. (140) Detroit
(Det – DEF)
15. (141) Visanthe Shiancoe
(Min – TE)

/Super Bill is ready for some football!

Super Bob

And the GFFL auction results are . . .

Super Bob
Budget $200
1. (9) Chris Johnson
(Ten – RB) $51
2. (14) Andre Johnson
(Hou – WR) $45
3. (23) Drew Brees
(NO – QB) $29
4. (24) LeSean McCoy
(Phi – RB) $48
5. (50) Jermichael Finley
(GB – TE) $9
6. (62) Garrett Hartley
(NO – K) $2
7. (79) Dallas Clark
(Ind – TE) $3
8. (83) Joe Flacco
(Bal – QB) $2
9. (109) Jonathan Stewart
(Car – RB) $3
10. (120) Beanie Wells
(Ari – RB) $2
11. (122) Lance Moore
(NO – WR) $2
12. (124) Steve Smith
(Car – WR) $1
13. (130) Dallas
(Dal – DEF) $1
14. (136) Terrell Owens
(Cin – WR) $1
15. (141) Mike Sims-Walker
(StL – WR) $1
Unused $0

/Super Bob is ready for some football!

Win Or Die

It sucks to be a North Korean soccer coach or player. Hell, it sucks to be a North Korean period.

Failed N Korean World Cup coach fears for life

Kim Jong-hun might well be envious of Dunga and Maradona, the two South American coaches sacked for their teams’ “poor” performance in the recent FIFA world cup. Kim, the North Korean coach, has not just been sacked, he has suffered public humiliation and been made to work unpaid as a construction worker. News leaks from Pyongyang further say that Kim fears he might soon be executed.

According to unconfirmed reports, the entire North Korean squad, which lost all three of its World Cup games in South Africa, has been subjected to a humiliating dressing-down in public.

The hapless players spent six hours being lectured in public, on their failure and ‘betrayal’ of Kim Jong-un, son and heir of the great leader Kim Jong-il.

They were subjected to a session of harsh ideological criticism, a Chinese businessman told the South Korean media.

Under coercion, every player blamed the defeat on the coach who has reportedly been expelled from the governing Workers Party.

North Korea’s success in qualifying for the Cup had prompted the Party to organize countrywide celebratory lectures in recognition of Kim Jong-un’s accomplishment.

Ever since the team crashed out, experts on the hermit state have speculated that the players would surely be punished.

See also:
North Korea’s failed World Cup footballers undergo public mauling
North Korea soccer coach fears for his life
North Korean football team shamed in six-hour public inquiry over World Cup
North Korean soccer team forced into six-hour long public inquisition after losing at World Cup
North Korean Soccer Team Publicly Shamed For World Cup Failure
North Korean Soccer Team Punished for World Cup Failure
Sacked NKorean soccer coach fears for life
North Korea Soccer Team Reprimanded After World Cup, Radio Free Asia Says
North Korea’s World Cup Team Faces Government Wrath After World Cup Defeat
North Korean Soccer Coach Put Into Labor Camp After Disappointing World Cup
There Is No Joy in Pyongyang …
Welcome to the party, North Korean soccer team
Korea DPR national football team

Every day, more children are born in North Korea, facing a bleak, totalitarian future with no possible escape. Personally, I just can’t help but feel sorry for every last one of them.

/you know, ending the Korean War, once and for all, would eventually be viewed as the greatest humanitarian gesture in modern history

Murder Okay, Watching Soccer, Not So Much

Here’s just another classic example of the utter depravity that is the sick and twisted religion of Islam.

Somali militants threaten World Cup TV viewers

Somali militants have threatened football fans they will be publicly flogged – or worse – if they are caught watching the World Cup on TV.

Gangs of Islamists are reported to be patrolling the areas they control looking for people watching games.

Dedicated fans are watching matches in secret, or in the few areas controlled by government forces.

On Saturday militants killed two people as they attacked a house where people were watching a game.

Militant group Hizbul-Islam also arrested 10 others at the house north-east of the capital Mogadishu where fans were watching the game between Argentina and Nigeria.

‘Mad men’

A spokesman for the group, Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Aros said the rest of Somalia should respect their ban on the World Cup.

“We are warning all the youth of Somalia not to dare watch these World Cup matches. It is a waste of money and time and they will not benefit anything or get any experience by watching mad men jumping up and down,” he said.

See also:
World Cup 2010: Somali football fans executed for watching matches
Somali fans executed for watching ‘un-Islamic’ World Cup
World Cup 2010: Somalis killed for watching football
Residents: Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchers
Risking Life and Limb for Football in Somalia
Somali Insurgents Detain Soccer Fans
Somali Militants Kill Two for Watching World Cup on TV

Okay then, watching soccer is a waste of money and time, but hunting down and murdering soccer fans, that’s Islamic productivity. Yeah, that make sense. Then again, Muslims kill people over cartoons in the name of Allah. Islam is an intrinsically violent religion, so it’s not really a surprise.

/the only marginally redeeming social value in preventing soccer fans from watching the World Cup is that it saves them from the incessant vuvuzela torture

How Strange Can It Get?

Just when you thought NFL playoff football couldn’t get any weirder.

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Prince’s ‘Purple And Gold’ Is No ‘Super Bowl Shuffle,’ But It’ll Do
Music review: Prince’s Vikings song is ‘Purple and Mold’

And if that’s not bizarre enough for you, aparently Brett Favre is a big American Idol fan.

See also:
Brett Favre Sings ‘Pants on the Ground’
‘Pants on the Ground’: Favre playoff edition
Pants On The Ground and Favre
“Pants on the Ground” Guy Larry Platt Wants to Duet With Brett Favre

Let us pray.

Our Favre-ther who art in Minnesota, hallowed be thy name.
Thy bowl will come, it will be won, In Miami as it is in the Dome.
Give us this Sunday, Our weekly win.
Give us touchdown passes, but do not let others pass against us.
Lead us not into frustration, but deliver us to the Super Bowl.
For thine is the MVP, the …best of the NFC, and the glory of the Purple People Eaters now and forever.

Is there a football game somewhere amid all this insanity?

/Go Vikings, stomp the ‘Aints! Brees on the ground, Brees on the ground . . .

A Football Prayer

Our Favre-ther who ain’t in Mississippi, hallowed be thy name.
Thy bowl will come, it will be won, In Miami as it is in the Dome.
Give us this Sunday, Our weekly win.
Give us touchdown passes, but do not let others pass against us.
Lead us not into frustration, but deliver us to the Super Bowl.
For thine is the MVP, the …best of the NFC, and the glory of the Purple People Eaters now and forever.

/go Vikings, stomp the Cowasses!

Happy Thanksgiving!

/keep your turkey close, your football and adult beverages closer

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Super Bob was assigned to league Yahoo Public 948705 and players were auto-drafted, another team that doesn’t suck.

Unfortunately, after almost 25 years of continuous play, my fantasy football league, the GFFL, folded this year. I was going to take a break this year and just watch my home team, but at the last minute yesterday, I couldn’t resist the urge and took the plunge at Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football. It’s free and really easy to get set up.

Needless to say, I hadn’t done any research and didn’t know anyone who already had a league I could join. Fortunately, neither of these obstacles was a problem, Yahoo! will auto-assign you to a league and the software also lets you auto-draft the players for your team.

So, I started two teams, Super Bob, which is still waiting to be assigned to a league, and Super Bill, which was assigned to Yahoo Public 932322 and drafted this afternoon. I got a pretty decent team and the software makes it easy to make cuts and pickups so I should be able to make it better as the season goes on.

If you like fantasy football and don’t have a league to play in, I would recommend Yahoo! So far, I’m impressed. And it’s not too late to start a team. They’ll be forming leagues for a while yet. The one ten team league I’m in so far doesn’t even begin keeping real standings until week two, although we still get to play this week, even though it doesn’t count.

/halftime of tonight’s opening NFL game and I’m losing 9 (PIT defense) – 1 (Rob Bironas)