The Gray Pages

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Good move by Bob Kraft

Patriots to honor young fan booed in Indianapolis

I was also excited to see that Andre Tippett is employed by the team. That guy was awesome.

Thank Wegman's

For their great produce selection, for their terrific generic marinara sauce, and for this.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Take that, play clock

So, Brandon Jacobs scores a TD. He's all hopped up, ready to ... do something! He's pounding the ball in his hands.

Runs out the past of the endzone ... ooh, he's gonna slam the ball into a sign that says "Eli Sux" or a Cowboys logo. Around the Horn will talk about it for the next 6 days. Joe Buck will call it a disgusting act.

This is gonna be great!

And he slams it into the play clock.

Take THAT, play clock!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Take that, Mercury Morris

Are the Packers the only good team in the NFL that the Patriots haven't beaten? There's 6 playoff teams per conference. The Patriots are, of course, one of those.

Of the other 11 -- the Jaguars, Titans, Colts, Steelers, Chargers in the AFC, the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Packers Bucs and Seahawks in the NFC -- the Patriots have, remarkably, had to play all but Tennessee, Green Bay, Tampa Bay, and Seattle. (And, let's face it, Tennessee and Tampa Bay really weren't very good.) They also had to play the Eagles, who were pretty good but unlucky enough to play in the best NFC division, and the Browns, who were probably better than the Titans anyway but had a tough division schedule, too. (I guess the TOUGHEST schedule would have been if a team in the AFC South or maybe North had to play out-of-conference against the NFC East. But, really, the Bills weren't a bad team. The Jets and Dolphins I have no excuses for.)

Is there any reason to think that they can be stopped? Well, yes: the refs certainly tried to give the SD-Indy game to the Colts. That game was nearly a travesty, and the officials need to be investigated for whether they have consorted with gamblers and if they, themselves, had money on the game. Just because the right team won doesn't mean that the discussion should end.

Friday, January 11, 2008


I think it's surprising that I've never ranted about the NFL replay rules on this page.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hard to believe all those teams screwed up the draft

Is it possible that the NFL scouting combines measure the wrong things?

Naaah. It's very important to know (photo 4) how quickly a quarterback runs straight ahead (out of a starting-blocks position, no less) for 40 yards in a t-shirt and shorts. Also, you want your QB to look good with his shirt off (photo 1).

Do they give extra points to the team whose QB has the best abs?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Five feet, seven inches

Boy, Dennis Kucinich sure is short. No one this short could be president.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Hampshire

Thanks to the Almanac of American Politics:

In the 2006 Edition, the New Hampshire Senate was filled by 16 Republicans and 8 Democrats. Two years later, there's 14 Democrats and 10 Republicans. Six out of 24 seats flipped, a quarter.

In the 2006 Edition, the New Hampshire House was filled by 253 Republicans and 147 Democrats. Two years later, there's 239 Democrats and 161 Republicans. Ninety-two out of 400 seats flipped, slightly less than a quarter.

Nationally in the 2006 election, the Democrats did very nicely picking up 30 House seats and 6 Senate seats, which is about 6 percent of each body. Two of those seats were in New Hampshire. New Hampshire has two Congressman.

Call me crazy, but I don't think New Hampshire independents are going to vote for McCain. New Hampshire independents don't like Republicans very much.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

NFL Predictions

Was def. Sea
Jax def. Pit
TB def. NYG
SD def. Ten

Friday, January 04, 2008

My campaign speech for the Democratic nomination

In this time of transition, we need to change the tone in Washington. And that's why we need to unite behind a message of change.

I am the candidate best prepared to transition that change. And why is change so important? Because unless we have change, we will be stuck in the past with the same old ideas that got us into this mess that I like to call, 'the status quo.'

Change change change.


We don't need a bunch of pollsters and Washington insiders change telling us change is what's needed, change. Not when change we have seen with our own change how changey and change-a-rific change can be. When we open our hearts to a new type of change, only then can we bring about change in Washington.

Thank you.

Score one for the good guys

Wegmans to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco
Matt Glynn - News Business Reporter

Wegmans has announced it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its supermarkets effective Feb. 10.

Until Feb. 10, only remaining inventory of those products will be available for sale in its stores. The chain will not order new tobacco products between now and then.

Signs will be posted in Wegmans stores announcing the policy change.

Wegmans operates 71 stores: 49 in New York State, 12 in Pennsylvania, 7 in New Jersey, 2 in Virginia and one in Maryland. Wegmans has $4.1 billion in sales in 2006 and employs over 36,000 people.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Iowa predictions

1. Obama, 37 percent
2. Edwards, 28 percent
3. Clinton, 25 percent
4. Dodd, 5 percent
5. Richardson, 3 percent
6. Biden, 2 percent

Insane Clown Posse
1. Huckabee, 46 percent
2. Romney, 20 percent
3. Thompson, 14 percent
4. McCain, 10 percent
5. Guiliani, 8 percent
6. Paul, 2 percent