February 15, 2010

The Dead Zone

I admit it: I just wanted an excuse to show a pic of Christopher Walken holding a big-ass gun.

For reals, there's NOTHING going on right now. I'm deep in my traditional post-Super Bowl funk, and it'll take the start of free agency to hoist me out of this mental rut.

There's no good movies out that I haven't already seen, and I couldn't give less of a fuck about basketball these days. I guess I prefer the NBA to college ball, but I can't be bothered to watch anything but sportscenter highlights until the playoffs. There was a point in the past where I got excited about March Madness, but as I age college basketball just seems to slip further and further into irrelevance.

The Olympics? They're about as compelling as a staring contest between tree sloths. Baseball? Doesn't start for six gorram weeks.

Come back soon, NFL. We need you to distract us from stupid reality. More and more, you seem like the only sport that actually matters.


Fiwa Jcbbb said...

I'm with you. I hate college basketball...actually Barry Ackerly cured me of being a Sonics fan before Howard Shultz pulled his crybaby thing and sold the team to weasels from Oaky. I WOULD like to watch the Olympics, but they are on NBC. NBC shows figure skating, and not much else. More American Free Enterprise at its worst. What the hell is wrong with you people? How could your dreaded "Socialism" be worse than this? They get more Olympics...and better health care....in the rest of the free world.

bleedshawkblue said...

In defense of the Olympics: During the football doldrums, what's not to like about a whole bunch of events that originated with the phrase "Hold my beer and watch this" ?

Would especially recommend the ski and snowboard cross events for pure insanity, any of the downhill stuff for the same reason, luge, bobsled and skeleton ("Oh yeah, well that wasn't shit, man, I'm going face first...hold my beer and watch THIS!!!") and pondering what kind of athlete can throw consecutive triple jumps and land successfully on a 1/8 inch wide razor sharp piece of metal while smiling and delivering a devastating crotch shot in a skimpy skirt while perfectly synchronized with music and maybe a partner.

Answer: an athlete a whole lot better and more entertaining than the likes of The Boz, or most of the available roster that took our money and then allowed our hearts to be squashed under the cleats of the Houston Texans last year...

Besides that it's on NBC, whose coverage is the equivalent of 2 hours and 55 minutes of footage of the staff of Entertainment Tonight trying on the abovementioined Bosworth jerseys during game time and then cutting to the camera focused exclusively on CJ Wallace for the last 3 minutes of a Seahawk playoff game because he's the only Husky on the team.

Besides that...

Mark Stoecker said...

+1 for the Firefly reference