Archive for April, 2009
I’m beginning to think that Megan McAllister, the fiancee of the alleged ‘Craigslist Killer’, is just as crazy as her murderous boyfriend.
Fox News has reported some interesting quotes from the increasingly scary 25-year-old young lady,
In the past two short weeks, my life and what I hoped my life to be has dramatically changed. I want to thank my family and my friends who have supported me during this very difficult time. Without them, I do not know how I could make it through this nightmare. I hope they know that I love each and every one of them. I also love my fiancé, and I will continue to support him throughout this legal process.
As if that wasn’t crazy and stupid enough, McAllister went on to say,
What has been portrayed and leaked to the media is not the Philip Markoff that I know. To me and my family, he is a loving and caring person and in the eyes of the law and Constitution, he is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I just can only hope that the criminal justice system will not be overwhelmed and persuaded by what is being put forth in the media. My fiancé’s fate should not rest in the court of public opinion, but rather in a court of law.
Has this woman not seen the frickin’ evidence? It’s not what’s being “portrayed” in the media, it’s what the police discovered. A gun in the apartment that matches the bullets at the crime scene, a pair of the murder victim’s underwear, and numerous security camera screen shots seems like more than enough to put this idiot away for a long time. It shouldn’t take too much longer for this McAllister chick to wake up.
The 2009 NFL Draft has finally come to a close and now thousands of wannabe Mel Kiper’s are wondering how in the world they couldn’t pick better than 22%. The Draft is impossible to predict and it’s just a fun little activity us football fans do in order to better handle our seven-month layoff from football. But now that it’s all said and done, whether you love or hate your team’s picks, it’s time for a post-Draft analysis (much shorter than an actual Mock). Seeing as how the Draft is seven rounds, I’m going to try and focus mainly on the first-round to keep it simple. Here it goes:
Best Move: Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49er’s (10) – I could almost guarantee you that the 49er’s had no clue that Crabtree could fall to them at #10. I had the Niners selecting an offensive lineman (Oher) and they probably would have, but you can’t pass up on Crabtree. The Browns passed, the Seahawks passed, and the Raiders whiffed, the Niners were there with open arms. Crabtree may not have the “burner” speed or the Combine performance of Heyward-Bey, but there is no question that the Niners got the second-best player in the entire draft with the #10 pick.
Honorable Mention for Best Move: Aaron Curry, Seattle Seahawks (4) – The Seattle Seahawks had their name thrown around a lot on Draft Day but they kept it together and wisely selected what came to them. Aaron Curry was arguably the best player in the Draft and he will be able to immediately fill the void of the departed Julian Peterson.
Steal of the First Round: Brian Orakpo, Washington Redskins (13) – Dan Snyder didn’t make the worst move of his ownership days by trading down to get Mark Sanchez, so the Draft was considered a success by most Redskins fans. And by not trading down, the Redskins were able to watch the top pass-rusher in this year’s draft slowly fall to them at #13. Orakpo had top-five talent and would have probably been selected by the Browns at #5 had they not traded out. Orakpo comes from one the best football programs in the country and he has all the tools necessary. He will also join a defense that was ranked fourth just a year ago and he will receive a lot of one-on-one’s because of the attention that newly acquired Albert Haynesworth will receive.
Honorable Mention for Steal of the First Round: Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans (30) – I was extremely high on Kenny Britt. He has a strong competetive streak, a huge 6’3 frame, great hands, and he is arguably the best route-runner in the Draft. Seeing as how Oakland thought receiver the whole way, I think it’s fair to say that Britt had top-seven potential. The Titans finally drafted a receiver in the first-round and I think this will pay off tremendously.
Riskiest Pick of the First Round: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders (7) – Easily earning the worst pick of the first round for any team, the Oakland Raiders. Al Davis obviously drafted Heyward-Bey because of his freakish 40-time, but he passed up on far better receivers like Crabtree, Maclin, and Britt. We all know that Al Davis loves athletes with speed, but this pick was ridiculous. I think the Raiders could have gone with Eugene Monroe instead and been far better off. Heyward-Bey probably is not first round material and that’s why it’s such a risk.
Honorable Mention for Riskiest Pick of the First Round – Mark Sanchez, New York Jets (5) – Even more than Andre Smith and Josh Freeman, I think that selecting Mark Sanchez was a HUGE risk for the New York Jets. Every team seemed to be head over heels for this kid and the Jets were the big players to step-up and the get the trade done to get him. New head coach, huge New York market, a winning bidder amongst four or more teams…Mark Sanchez will have a target on his back and so will the Jets franchise. If he does well, the Jets look like a group of MIT grads. If Sanchez is average, the New York media and ESPN analysts will pick that franchise apart. Easy does it…
Most Questionable Selection – Andre Smith, Cincinnati Bengals (6) – What are the Bengals known for? Character issues, of course. With that in mind, does anyone find it odd that the Bengals selected three players with notable character issues with their first three picks? Don’t get me wrong here, the Bengals drafted tremendous talent, but they obviously don’t have the coaches or front office to control these “character issue” players. Andre Smith was the talented tackle with weight issues and the guy who left the Combine early. Rey Maualuga had “starter” ability but some teams thought he was a little wild. And Michael Johnson was a freak athlete that has had reported work ethic issues since day one. They drafted great talent, even better potential, but their attitudes combined with Cincy’s front office is a little questionable.
Honorable Mention for Most Questionable Selection: Larry English, San Diego Chargers (16) – Larry English is one of the best football players of the draft but I think he was late first-round talent at best. His measurements are decent and his game films are nice, but #16 is pretty high for a team with Merriman and Shun Phillips. However, San Diego has drafted well for the past few years so I’m sure they know what they’re doing.
Future Stud Pick of the First Round: Michael Oher, Baltimore Ravens (26) – Oher may not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to learning the playbook, but he has HUGE potential. I like this guy a lot and the Ravens have the great coaching staff that can really turn Oher into another Jonathan Ogden. He will probably start at right tackle first and then eventually move to the left side, but either way he will strive in Baltimore.
Honorable Mention for Future Stud Pick of the First Round: Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans (30) – Again, I come back to mention Kenny Britt. I may be completely off the deep-end with this call, but I really feel like Britt can be a huge force in this league. Plus, the Titans need a receiver in Tennessee and Britt is a huge target that can help any quarterback.
So there it is, my attempt at Draft redemption now that my Mock went for about 20% correct. But then again, apparent draft expert and multi-millionaire Mel Kiper didn’t do much better.
NYPost.com has reported that Courtney Love (yea, that Courtney Love) has told them:
Pam Anderson doesn’t even have a credit card. And she lives in Paradise Cove — which is in Malibu, but it’s a trailer park in Malibu.
And FoxNews.com has reported that a quick check on the internet shows that a double-wide trailer in Paradise Cove costs just a mere $325,000.
What the hell kind of trailer park is that? Paradise Cove sounds more like a country club to me. I’ve seen a “trailer park” before (I’m sure you have too) and I can guarantee you that the whole damn neighborhood isn’t worth $325,000. With that being said, I don’t think Paradise Cove is really that bad. And besides, it’s Pam Anderson…just let her be (she dated Tommy Lee for cryin’ out loud).
Not to mention, does NYPost.com find Courtney Love to be a reliable source?
The cause of the forest fire, that has spread over 31 square miles of South Carolina and destroyed over 70 homes, has been discovered. Yard debris.
Some not-so-smart individual was apparently burning yard debris next to a wooded area and then failed to report any spreading of the flame. With 70 destroyed homes, over 100 effected homes, and an early damage estimate of $8.3 million, I would think that the individual responsible for the yard debris should be held accountable. He could have at least called someone!
But instead? That particular South Carolina resident (no reports have included a name) who has negatively effected the entire South Carolina economy will receive two citations, CITATIONS, for a total of $736. And the fines are expected to be paid.
Are you serious? Is this even possible? This moron goes next to a woodland and decides to burn some sticks and leaves. He then lights some stuff in the woods on fire and he doesn’t find it necessary to call anyone or let anyone know?!? Can someone really be that stupid?
The poor families that have had their lives turned upside down and the number of businesses that feel the crunch even more in these harsh economic times, probably won’t even be able to sue this individual. Judging by his actions, I would assume he isn’t too smart. And if he isn’t that smart, I would assume he doesn’t have a whole lot to settle for in the case of someone suing him.
Tony Gonzalez finally got what he wished for, a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs had not been able to trade Gonzalez for quite some time because it was reported by Chiefs’ officials that trade partners were not willing to offer a fair amount for the 10-time Pro Bowler. But now with the new regime in KC, the rebuilding stage continues and Gonzalez is sent on his way.
From what I’ve heard, Gonzalez wanted out of Kansas City, not because of his experience, but because he isn’t getting any younger and he wanted the chance to compete in the playoffs. Hopefully the Falcons can do that for him. The Atlanta Falcons traded a 2010 second-round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs in return for Gonzalez.
The Falcons were in need of a tight end in order to compliment Matt Ryan, Roddy White, and Michael Turner. I believe the trade works out wonderfully for the Falcons because Tony can certainly produce on Sundays and the Falcons are not far away from being a force in the NFC.
I listed the Falcons selecting tight end Brandon Pettigrew with their first-round selection and the acquiring of Tony Gonzalez may force me to change that. I would say that the Falcons have made themselves one of the most explosive offenses in the league and they should spend a majority of their 2009 draft choices on defense. Stay tuned to my 2009 Mock Draft to see the changes before Saturday!
There’s always an article that you read or a story that you hear that just makes you scratch your head and say, “Really?”
Those precise moments in one’s life are what I like to call, “WTF Moments”. You may be unfamiliar with the label but I promise you you’ve had one. Take this story reported by FoxNews.com for example:
Police have arrested two fifth-graders on charges that they were selling marijuana at their eastside Indianapolis elementary school.
Warren Township school spokesman Dennis Jarrett says a student told school officials he saw a classmate at Brookview Elementary sell a “marijuana-like substance” to another student Tuesday morning.
Police confirmed that the substance was a small amount of marijuana and arrested the two boys, ages 10 and 11.
The boys were arrested on juvenile charges of dealing and possessing marijuana and taken to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Both were suspended from school, pending an investigation.
I know I’m a little late putting this up, but it’s hard to ignore a YouTube clip that has exceeded 35 million hits.
Susan Boyle is 47-years-old and she looks about 65. She is currently unemployed but “actively searching”. She has “never been kissed” in her 47 years of existence. Susan has the dream of becoming a professional singer. She decided to skip out on looking for a job and hit the road to perform on “Britain’s Got Talent”.
This is a MUST-SEE clip…