I guess I’ve kind of done a mini-Grab Bag all week but today we’ll make it official and call it a Grab Bag Day.
~ Anyone else agree. I was watching part of the Kansas State-Texas A&M game last Saturday. Every time the cameras showed KSU coach Frank Martin I kept thinking that he looked like someone but couldn’t figure out who. He always seemed upset or dumbfounded. He would either be yelling at someone or standing there with his mouth open wide hands on his hip or shrugged in the air. It was beginning to bother me. He eyes wide open, hair sticking straight up, when it finally hit me. He looked actually like the bad guy in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Judge Doom. These pictures aren’t the best (the best I could find) but he really does. Frank Martin looks like a man who was really a Toon. I’m probably the only one who sees it but next time KSU is on TV, watch the game for a little while, treat yourself to some Michael Beasley, and see when Martin gets mad if he doesn’t remind you of Judge Doom.
~ The Falcons got themselves a sucker. Mike Smith is expected to be named the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons today. Who is Mike Smith you ask? I’m sure you know a guy named Mike Smith, since it has to be the most common name in the history of men, and he is probably just as well know as this Mike Smith. He was Jacksonville’s defensive coordinator for the last five seasons. Although the Jaguars had a good defense you go to love the comments made Jax defensive end Marcellus Wiley.
“Jack Del Rio was the defensive coordinator, and if it wasn’t him, it was [linebacker] Mike Peterson. Smith was just a guy who stood at the front of the room when Jack Del Rio was leading the defense.” He finished his comments by saying, “the Falcons really went down low on the totem pole.”
Ouch. He sounds just like what the Falcons need. An inexperienced, defensive minded coach to come in and turn around an offense that was about as good as three day old Taco Bell. I would say this would be bad news for the Falcons but there’s no way Smith last more than two seasons. He might even beat Bobby Petrino’s record for skipping town. There’s a reason the Falcons hired a guy with no head coaching experience that was on no one else’s coaching list and wasn’t even respected by the guys he coach. No one else would take the job.
~ Jose needs pesos. Jose Canseco offered to keep Magglio Ordonez out of his newest book if Mags gave him money for a movie Canseco has something to do with. A bunch of talking heads have called Jose the most credible source when it comes to steroids. I’ve always laughed at that because how can you trust a guy who gave up a home run by miss judging a fly ball so bad that it bounced off his head and over the wall? The real story here isn’t Jose bribing Mags, it’s, what kind of movie is Jose making? This has too be great, right? I’m thinking a 1985 feel to it where two sets of brothers fight for supremacy of the neighborhood; the Canseco’s verse the Stallone’s.
~ The Cavs may be, could be, quite possibly, be back. They crushed the Washington Wizards last night, 121-85, like didn’t have Larry Hughes on their team. That’s five in a row and 11-of-13 since Christmas. They have moved into the East’s No. 4 spot and it’s only a matter of time before they catch Orlando for No. 3. I wouldn’t be surprised if they catch Detroit too. The Pistons, although still playing well this year, they have struggled recently. They are old and there is no way they keep up the pace they started the season with. The Cavs on the other hand are improving as the season goes. LBJ is the MVP, Hughes is still killing kittens but not playing in the fourth quarter so that’s OK, Mike Brown has learned that Gooden plays good for 25 minutes and not a minute more, Z is going to go to his third All-Star Game, Boobie’s been as steady as LeBron, Andy somehow improved his game by laying around on Brazilian beaches and bleaching his hair in the off season, Damon Jones has a mohawk, Donyell Marshall hasn’t seen the floor this season and Sasha got hurt last night. Things are really starting to look good for the Wine and Gold. (of course that could all change after Friday’s game against Phoenix, but we’ll stay positive today especially since the Suns lost to Minnesota)