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A Great Man

A Great Man

I knew something about today felt just a little more sacred.  Whatever you want to call him – the gloved one, Jesus Warner, or dreamboat (as I call him) – it’s Kurt’s 38th birthday today.  As a Cards fan it’s possible you’d think I’m nervous that Warner is at such an advanced age but take this on for size – the guy has been riding with Christ as his co-pilot for most of his adult life.  So 38 in Jesus years is what?  29 in Leinart years?  Either way – happy birthday Kurt – may you lead us to more wins (and another division title…maybe NFC title? how about Super Bowl?) in 2009.  (more…)

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From Highest Paid Safety In Football to the NFL - Go Devils!

From Highest Paid Safety In Football to the UFL - Go Devils!

As you well know, SoD was and always will be a site built on the dual tenets of epic and failure.  Besides the NHL (which may or may not still be a league) – no professional sporting institution quite matches up to those tenets like the United Football League.  Zim has already thoroughly covered the coaching staff of the San Francisco franchise – while the coaches of the other 3 franchises are NFL retreads such as Jim Fassel, Jim Haslett, and Ted Cottrell.  As if the hilarity of these coaches were not enough, the league recently held a draft of prospective players for the league that begins play in October.  As is to be expected, the draftees read like a who’s who of NFL wash-outs and nobody’s. (more…)

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First the Phillies.  Then the Steelers.  Now the Penguins.  The Keystone State holds three of the major four sports titles.  You probably already now this by now.  But, what about some of William Penn’s other championship sons and daughters?  Shouldn’t we extend congrats to these proud champions too?

  • Splash Lagoon – Largest Indoor Waterpark on the East Coast;
  • The Boone and Crockett Club – Maintains five of the ten largest black bear skulls on record;
  • Philadelphia Soul – Reigning 2008 AFL champs (Can they repeat this season…er…nevermind);
  • Pretzels and Chips – Highest manufacturing of these products of any state;
  • D.G. Yuengling & Son – America’s oldest brewery.

So spread the love people.  You never know when another black bear skull will turn up or some carpetbagger will build a bigger indoor waterpark or a minor league indoor football league will fold shut down to “retool.”

Smile all you want, as long as you aint bring no prized bear skulls into town.

Smile all you want, as long as you ain't bringin' no prized bear skulls.

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ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando wrote a nice little piece on Cardinals QB – and greatest person ever – Kurt Warner that explored Warner’s health and general ability to stay healthy. Sando’s primary takeaway was that Warner is not nearly as brittle as some may suggest. In fact, Warner hasn’t missed a start (he missed most of the ’07 Panthers game after being injured on like the 3rd play) due to injury in the last three seasons. Of course, I feel pretty good about all of that because (as anyone that knows me is aware) I’m just about the biggest Kurt Warner homer this side of Jesus Christ. I even predicted his 30 TD season before 2008 began (never mind that I predicted the same thing in 2004, 2005 and 2006). So why the concern from Scott Howard? It appears Warner has old man arms. (more…)

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I'd Say This Picture Could Change Bill Williamson's Mind

I'd Say This Picture Could Change Bill Williamson's Mind

Bill Williamson – ESPN’s 10th ranked writer based on looks (as prepared by reputable political website SoD) – recently offered his argument in ESPN.com’s “Double Coverage” that Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is more essential to his team than Patriots QB (Steamy White Looks?) Tom Brady is to his. No seriously.

Now I realize that it’s June 10th and the NFL writers need something to do – but did they really need to force Merriman v. Brady down our throats? Both players missed most of the 2008 season and that’s about where the comparison should end. Sure the Chargers went from 11-5 in 2007 to 8-8 in 2008 without Merriman and sure Merriman is a 3-time Pro Bowler and 2006 All-Pro – but more valuable than Brady? In case you’ve forgotten let me throw a few stats at you: (more…)

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This scene is equal parts serene and hazardous to quarterbacks

This scene is equal parts serene and hazardous to quarterbacks

It appears that, like that immortalized riverboat worker in Fogerty’s Proud Mary, Tom Brady has left a good job in the city in favor of rolling (his kayak) on the river.  Easy CCR jokes aside, SoD wonders why Brady did not check the List of Potentially Career-Ending Activities before taking his wife on this little boat ride.  He would have clearly seen that, not only is “kayaking” prominently featured, but so are the broader categories of “anything on water” and “anything wherein yr legs are immobilized inside a container.”

Luckily for the NFL and the State of Massachusetts, no one was hurt in this hilarious incident.

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Apparently, Brett Farve has been having so much fun out there in his wrangler jeans gunslinging retirement notices that Dan Morgan wanted a piece of the action. The New Orleans linebacker has retired for a second time in the last year. Morgan’s NFL career has been mostly marked by injury and recent indecision. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced via Twitter that Morgan would be retiring due to injuries. Given his past, that reason passes the smell test. But that does not mean that Morgan and Rosenhaus aren’t giant douchebags.

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