Monday, September 24, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

COP: You got anything on you that could hurt me?
                                  ME:  Yeah, my ex-wife's phone number.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Texas A&M Vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Picture it. Bryant-Denny Stadium in temperatures that will be Africa hot and 101,821 seats filled with impassioned Bama fans and you’re the Aggies of Texas A&M going against two All-American quarterbacks, seven All-American wide receivers and sixteen future NFL defensive draft picks.

This is the Aggies first road game this season.

Imagine the foolishness of a 240-pound Otaro Alaka attempting to cover WR Jaylen Waddle in the slot. If Coach Fisher and Defensive Coordinator Mike Elko do that who’s going to cover wide receivers Henry Ruggs, Devonta Smith and Jerry Jeudy?

A&M has the best defensive athletes of any team Alabama has played to date, but if the “Hawaiian Superman” is on his game, it just won’t matter.

Gary Danielson, commentator for CBS Sports told Saturday Down South, “One of the things they’ve got going for them heading into this game is a belief they can play with the best. After facing Clemson and doing what they did, they get on that airplane believing they have played against the best and can compete against the best. They also bring a quarterback who can throw the ball and a coach who believes in him and moves the ball around.”

Is Kellon Mond a better QB than Ole Miss’s Jordan Ta’amu?  Against Bama Ta’amu completed 7 of 22 passes for 133 yards.  More than half his passing yards came in a 75-yard TD on the opening play before going 6 of 21 for the rest of the game with two interceptions. The remainder of the game he scrambled for his life against the “Alabama Wall”.

To Mond’s credit, he lit up Clemson for 430 yards and three TDs with no interceptions last week, but the knock against him is he isn’t the best at reading defenses.  Bama’s rebuilt secondary with cornerbacks Shyheim Carter and Saivion Smith can reach the end zone turning interceptions into points.

"We practice getting the ball out," Carter said. "During the game, our goal is to get three or more turnovers a game."

"We’re just trying to get turnovers, man," safety Xavier McKinney said. "That's kind of our goal. One of our goals is to get turnovers. We try to make that a big emphasis on trying to get the ball out of the ball carrier or trying to get an interception. Anything that we can do to get points up on the board and get the ball back for our offense, that's what we try to do."

It was McKinney who snagged the ball and raced 30 yards to the end zone for the Tide’s final touchdown against Ole Miss in their 62-7 ridiculously easy romp a week ago.

As far as Bama’s special teams, it appears Coach Saban has finally found himself a reliable place kicker in Joseph Bulovas.  And, yes, I’ll “quit askin’” about the Tide’s kicking game now.

If my beloved boys from Tuscaloosa can rattle Mond’s cage early by forcing him to make unwise decisions that generate a turnover or two, they’ll all but have the game in the bag.

Democrat Blue Wave Discovered

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You Can't Make This Up

Back in 2016 when Trump first said that his campaign was being wiretapped by the government the media ridiculed him. 
Now that EVERYONE knows this actually happened, they attack him for exposing the tactics, documents and public officials who did it. You can’t make this up.

The Washington Post remains true to form, breathlessly warning us about false claims that the President is about to make exposing high levels of government treason.

President Trump repeated a specious claim Tuesday that the FBI spied on his campaign, and suggested that his decision to declassify documents from the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election would reveal misconduct by federal law enforcement.
Right from the get go Trump's claim is labeled as "specious."
Specious, an adjective: Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious: a specious argument. Deceptively attractive.
How about true?

H/T Translation Goat

Monday, September 17, 2018

Kill Brett, Part III

Flowing Curves Of Beauty: Better Late Than Never Edition

Due to circumstances waaaay beyond our control, our regular feature is late due to high winds, heavy rainfall and felled trees from Hurricane Tropical Storm Bitch Florence causing widespread power outages.

Casa de Curmudgeon lost power at 10:15 PM Saturday night and was restored Monday at 2:08 PM.  We’ve taken a moment to close the windows, crank up the A/C, reset all the clocks and breathe a big sigh of relief that the worst is over.

Thank you for your patience.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Alabama Crimson Tide VS Ole Miss Rebels

As I write this post I am praying Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm with wind gusts expected to reach 54 mph and torrential rainfall up to 15 inches over the next 24 to 36 hours where I live, doesn’t knock out the power.

Duke Energy has warned that anywhere from 1 million to 3 million of its customers could lose power over the next few days, out of a total customer base of 4 million.

I’m Jonesing for a football game where the Rebs of Ole Miss hope to hit Bama with their pet shark.  Not to be too corny here, but they’re gonna need a bigger fin to pull off a win against my beloved boys from Tuscaloosa.

Bob Lynch over at SB Nation/Red Cup Rebellion notes, Sports Illustrated claimed Ole Miss could be “one of the agents of chaos in college football” and could cause a championship team like Alabama to “slip up.”

Lynch continued, “It’s an interesting idea to entertain. But we all know what’s actually going to happen. We know how this ends.”

In previous years the Tide’s primary offensive weapon has been the running game. This season features the best thing in Tuscaloosa since Dreamland Barbecue.  Of course, I’m referring to the “Hawaiian Superman” Tua Tagovailoa.

Reb Head Coach Matt Luke said of Tua, “They ask him to do some RPO stuff where he has to make some decisions. He’s got a really quick release. He has very good receivers to throw it to. Then, his ability to extend plays. You watch their first touchdown against Louisville. He extended the play and made a play with his feet. He keeps drives going on third down by scrambling out of the pocket. His ability to extend plays and obviously his decision-making has been good.”

Tua scored six touchdowns while completing over 70 percent of his passes and posting the second best QB rating in the country.  With the game well under control against Arkansas State last Saturday, Coach Saban put in QB Jalen Hurts who went 7 for 9 for 93 yards and 2 TDs.  With the score 57-7, third-string QB Mac Jones entered the game to finish things up.

The Rebs rank 125th in total defense after two games and have given up 557.5 yards of offense per game and the pass defense is at No. 126 having given up 355 yards a game.

Ole Miss fans can lock up the Vaught for all the good that’s going to do.  They’ll be crying in their beer.  I can’t wait for the ESPN cameras to pan the crowd for all those “surrender cobras” in the stands.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™ and His Contribution to Our Booming Economy

On Monday, at the White House press briefing, there was a report on the nation's economy. (Video below) When questioned about the timing of the report, after the blustering bit of boasting last Friday by The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™, claiming responsibility for our growing economy.

"Coincidence", they said. Well, if there is one thing Leroy Jethro Gibbs has taught us is that there are no coincidences! The report torpedoed, sent to the bottom and scattered the wreckage of any such claims. May I draw your attention to Exhibit A: Small business optimism.

Note the dotted blue line. Those are the trends of small business optimism under (forgive me for uttering the name) Barack Obama. See how dramatically they all jumped after the election. Technically, the Temp Agency President can claim the recovery started "during his administration", but it was primarily the last two months of his administration, after it was clear that the economic stranglehold B.O. represented was going away.

Next, note the trend in business investment. The dotted blue line is plummeting downward in each case, like a SCUD missile over Tel Aviv.

In each case it is a nearly 90 degree pivot upward. Like Michelle on a beeline to a taco. Note, too, that the projection was going to "zero" or negative numbers.

Next chart is "Capital goods orders", with the dotted blue line trending down like Colin Kaepernick jersey sales at the NYC policeman's ball.


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