Great Football Weekend

This weekend was a great football weekend for me, but not a perfect one.

a) Dallas lost I don't care who wins, as long as Dallas loses
b) Although the Giants lost, they played a very good game, and Ely was as good as Ive ever seen him
c) Jets win The obligatory statement for those of us who live in Northern NJ

Why its not perfect? Because the Steelers lost.


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Bring them Home Now

While driving my kids about town, we went through an intersection where there were protesters on each corner holding up signs and waving. The signs being held up said 'Bring Them Home Now'. I had only one question for them so I rolled down my window and took that deep breadth one takes prior to speaking your mind. Unfortunately the light had changed and I didn't get to ask my question.

Here is my question for these protesters: "Who should we surrender to?"

You see, there are only two ways to end a war: Win or surrender. Winning a war is difficult and can take time. surrendering is easy and can be done at any time.

So by advocating that we bring our troops home now, I can only assume that they want us to surrender... but to who? This enemy that has been attacking us since the 90's is not any form of government, nor recognized as any kind of political entity. They don't wear uniforms and don't adhere to any normal rules of engagement. They don't have diplomats or any representatives we can actually talk to nor even sign a treaty with.

The enemy we are fighting has been fighting us for a lot longer than we have been fighting them. The reason they are fighting us is very simple. In all of their speeches they tell us very clearly why they are fighting us. It is no revelation. Here it is: they started this war because we are not Muslim. They fight other Muslims because they don't practice their brand of Muslimness. This enemy is a small but vocal sect of Muslims, but they have cowed other sects into silence and have scared yet more sects into inaction.

So the only way to 'bring them home now' is to simply walk off of the battlefields in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Bosnia, Europe and anywhere else we have troops stationed. Once we leave and walk away, They will follow. They will continue to attack us at home and abroad. There will be no end to their war until the entire world practices their brand of Muslim.

This is why we need to fight this war at this time. We did not start it, but by God, we better finish it.

So I have another question for those protesters, especially to the women: 'After we surrender, and after your rights to protesting have been taken away, How do you like your Burkha?'



Just in case you want to buy some donuts that I might potentially have access to, I prefer Boston Cream. I won't go near the powdery ones as these are such a pain to eat while near a computer.

....Just in case.

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NJ Jets

... nevermind. Enough said.... must... resist... Nope, cant do it.

Why are they playing a 3-4 defense when the linemen and linebackers were all drafted for a 4-3 defense? It's like watching fish out of water. The took a great middle linebacker like Jonathan Vilma and put him as an ILB. Now the other teams can runaway from him (until he got hurt, and now they can run anywhere). You need a great, and I mean GREAT nose tackle to even have a hope of a 3-4 working.

NY Giants

I live in New Jersey. Technically, we have no football teams, at least we in New Jersey have to pretend that the Jets and Giants play elsewhere. In reality, they both play in New jersey at the same stadium called 'Giants Stadium' at least for now until some major company puts major money to put their major name on the Stadium sitting on NJ soil. In the same complex sits an indoor arena that when it opened, it was called 'Byrne Arena', then it became the 'Continental Arena' and now it is the 'Izod Arena'. I thought Izod was out of fashion in the '80's. Who Knew?

My office actually overlooks the Meadowlands Sports Complex (more on this on another post). I commute about 45 minutes each way so I have plenty of time to listen to the radio. Lately Ive been listening to WFAN ever since the blowhard left that station. Ive considered Imus non-listenable for about 20 years. His stupid comment, and then the stupidity that resulted from it was ... well... stupid.

Everyone is talking about the Giants-Pats game, and how the Giants should play the game. They all feel that the Giants should rest the players and allow the Pats to win because after all, the Giants aren't really expected to go very far in the playoffs with Dallas and Green Bay playing very well this year. So the theory goes.

I have a different take... As far as the Giants are concerned (and any other team) the goal is to win the superbowl. The Giants should view this game as practice for winning the superbowl. What better opportunity to test out the Patriots offense and defensive strategies than to play them as hard as you can. What better way to test out the Giant's tactics to see what works and what doesnt? You can't do this with the benchwarmers.


About the title, Have you ever listened to the radio or to people talking, have you seen something outrageous or have you done something foolish and it was completely inappropriate to truly speak your mind at that time because it would be socially/politically/professionally/economically incorrect or that no one would actually hear it because you were alone? This is when that inner voice screams out.

In Other words, If a tree fell in the forest and no one was around, would it make noise? The answer is 'Yes... if it could blog'.

There may be times when I need to insert the inner scream monologue into text. Until I find something better, I'll use this.

For instance,
'Of course it adds up you numskull dear colleague, X will always equal Y + X - Y.'
Anyway, here goes nothing, so don't expect much.