Anyway, yesterday on my ride home on the subway, I saw a bunch of black kids sprinting down the platform and up the stairs at the Race-Vine stop. A few seconds later, a middle-aged white guy started "sprinting" after them. I would really like to know what happened there. Unfortunately, I don't know the outcome. Now, onto the links …
-Les Bowen puts in his two cents on the whole Donovan benching business and brings the funny in his notes:
* Good to see Greg Lewis activated again for another stupid special-teams penalty, instead of Lorenzo Booker, which would have allowed Brian Westbrook to rest a little down the stretch. Hey, it's not like Westbrook is going to have to play again in a few days or anything.
* Shawn Andrews must be fighting extradition from California. The latest word is a return sometime this week, more than a month after back surgery. Yet the Birds aren't about to put Andrews on IR and use that roster spot for, say, a running back. Why would you do that?
-Domo does another fabulous job deciphering Andy Reid:
On whether the short week between games played into his decision to start McNabb against Arizona:
What Andy said: ``No.’’
What Andy meant: ``Yes.’’
-Ed Reed thinks Andy is out of his mind for benching McNabb:
“After the game I asked [Donovan] because I couldn’t believe it,” Reed said. “You know I was like, ‘Are you hurt?’ And he was like, ‘No.’ So for them to take a quarterback of his caliber and what he’s done for that organization . . . you know that’s a hell of a move.
“That’s like taking Tom Brady out without having knee surgery. He’s been to the Super Bowl, he’s been to NFC championships. You can’t put one particular game on one particular player, I mean even if he’s in a drought it’s tough to say, but he’s throwing the ball 50, almost 60 times a game. You’re asking him to produce, now come on, you’ve got to have a running game in this league, you have to have some sort of running game to help your passing game and vice versa. So you know he might be going through a little slump, but that’s no reason, after all the years he’s put in to just give up on a guy.”
It didn't hurt that Reed did this to the guy who replaced McNabb:
-Happy birthday, Donovan. While you will surely get killed by all the haters for your subpar season, I will always remember you fondly. You are the greatest quarterback in franchise history, and that will become painfully obvious next year when you are wearing another uniform. Go get yourself a Super Bowl ring, wherever that may be. You've earned it.
-Are the Sixers dancers the hottest of them all?
I don't know, but they sure are hot enough.
-Finally, Big Daddy
Fuck you, Giant fans. You iceball-throwing, chest-painting, mouth-breathing pizza slice folders. Die.
It's truly brilliant writing. Go check it out.
-An update on Flyers 2007 first round draft pick James vanRiemsdyk.
-Ron Artest is video blogging.
-I'm no fan of Michigan State, but this is funny:
Sports By Brooks found audio of Michigan State's Mark Dantonio ripping the Wolverines after his Spartans were drilled at Penn State:
"Dantonio quickly brushed off questions about being embarrassed with his team with the retort, '… embarrassing would have been to come into this game at 3-9.' "
And now, back to work. For a minute anyway.