Hey, we’re converging ever closer to doing these on Tuesday again. Frankly, we just forgot last night, and were tied up most of the day today.
Anyway, this week’s TMQ after the jump…
“…college football is taking over the NFL”. 650 words down.
Sweet: New England’s quick snaps. “Sour players”: Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, and Trindon Holliday of the Broncos. Sour plays: Seattle on fourth down. Mixed: Atlanta – Seattle (the game ending field goal drive).
TMQ has discovered something we’ve known for a while (it was driven home to us most recently when a friend was car shopping): the manual transmission is dying.
Several marques package in-dash navigation with desirable features not available on the aftermarket, such as a backup camera, effectively forcing the consumer to pay much more than the backup monitor ought to cost.
Actually, TMQ, we have purchased aftermarket backup cameras. This Amazon page gives some fine examples of the species. (Our mother recently replaced her car; her biggest complaint was that her new car lacks a backup camera. Someone might be getting one as a present once our finances stabilize. Shhhhhsh. Don’t tell.)
(Not that she doesn’t love her new car: she does. It gets 10 MPG more than her old one and is smaller and easier to park. The backup camera is just the one feature she misses.)
Seattle – Atlanta: “…against Seattle, Atlanta played well in only the first half.”
Obama should keep his inaugural adresss short. On an unrelated note, we’d like to remind everyone that last year, we designated January 20th as “National Buy an AK Day”. We encourage you to purchase an AK and ammo, or just ammo if you already have an AK, on the 20th in honor of the great philosopher Ice Cube. That is, if you can find either AKs or ammo.
TMQ seems to have a better understanding of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech than…well, just about everyone in the world. (Given that the Golden Globes are only slightly less corrupt than Eric Holder, our position is “who cares?”) Creep.
Houston – New England: We always say, “Houston teams will break your heart.” But what does TMQ say? New England is careful with the ball, “New England and Houston both surrendered 331 points during the regular season”, and Houston was out-coached.
Shanahan should have told RG III to sit, but suppose he had, and Kirk Cousins didn’t play well: The sportsyak would have blasted Shanahan for not letting the phenomenal Griffin give it the old college try.
Uh, yeah, maybe. Actually, we see, and have much sympathy for, TMQ’s point here.
In other news, maybe TMQ understands basic economics after all:
That money has value only when others think it does is why currencies collapse. The ruble and the Zimbabwean dollar lost value when no one wanted them, because a person holding this currency couldn’t be sure that others would also view it as valuable.
For his next trick, TMQ is going to explain hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic.
(We love the caption under the photo of Friedrich Hayek, too. One of the highest honors of the 20th Century, in our opinion, was being called “Righteous among the Nations“. We wonder if being called “an enemy of the state” will be the 21st Century equivalent.)
“The Eagles have been rebuffed in their head-coaching search by Chip Kelly of Oregon and Brian Kelly of Notre Dame.”
(Yeah, we know it is “TUESDAY Morning Quarterback”, and this news broke today. But we can’t help a little bit of gloating here, especially since TMQ’s point in the original item wasn’t that amusing.)
Green Bay – San Francisco: Hey, that Kaepernick guy is pretty good.
“…is there a Second Amendment right to be a bombshell?” No, Gregg, but there is a First Amendment right (which we will defend to the death) to be unfunny.
“Audiences believe the opposite of whatever Hollywood tells them.” Hmmm. “So if Hollywood stars and big-money mavens want Americans to believe that life is meaningless but global warming is a huge threat, they should make movies whose message is that life is completely flawless and there’s no reason to care about scientific evidence of global warming.” Hmmm. Does this also mean that if we want people to believe violence is bad, Hollywood should make movies glorifying same, and minimizing the impact of violence? Which, you know, is fine. Except it subverts an argument TMQ has been making since TMQ started: one that got him fired from ESPN, as a matter of fact.
Baltimore – Denver: “…the bottom line of the Baltimore comeback was that the Ravens played better than the Broncos did”. Also, the team that scored more points won the game.
NYC Restaurant Week lasts 24 days. Is that true? We heard a rumor that Mayor Bloomberg was cutting Restaurant Week back to three days, since nobody needs to eat out that much.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Gregg. But we wonder: don’t doctorial thesis get run through TurnItIn or some other plagiarism detection software when they’re submitted? We haven’t written one (yet), but every major and many minor papers we turned in for our undergrad degree (including our terminal paper) got submitted to the university’s TurnItIn system. Perhaps this software isn’t used as much in Europe?
Stop using helmets as a weapon. The SI curse continues. (We thought this weekend in football pretty much sucked. But if there is one good thing we can say, it is this: we won’t have to deal with Peyton Manning stories during the Superb Owl.)
Single worst play of the season – so far: Baltimore’s tying touchdown in regulation.