26 February 2008

NFL Thoughts

So I'm reading this little nugget about the Lions putting the kibosh on rumors that they'd consider trading Roy Williams. The first thing I thought was, "Of course they won't trade him. With RW and Calvin Williams, they've got one of the best receiving tandems in the league."

Just like Arizona (Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin).

And Cincinnati (Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh*).

Last year the Lions were 7-9; the Cardinals were 8-8, and the Bengals were 7-9.

What about the Colts? With Marvin Harrison out of the lineup for most of the year, they went 13-3.

The Packers (13-3)? Donald Driver and Greg Jennings had good seasons, but neither would be considered an elite WR in the NFL just yet.

Really, the only exception is the Patriots, who went 16-0 with Randy Moss and Wes Welker. I'm not sure how to categorize Welker, though. The dude's fearless, and has amazing hands, but despite his 100+ catches last year, is he an elite receiver?

Basically, I'm wondering whether or not a championship team needs two star WRs, or will one do. And if you have two, would it not be a good idea to move one in favor of a more urgent need?

Just a thought. Any ideas?

*In case you're wondering, no, I didn't have to look up how to spell Houshmandzadeh. I'm that good. Or pathetic. Your choice.

20 February 2008

Badass Presidents

I'm not much of the Cracked reader now that I'm well into my thirties, but once in awhile, something good comes up that I just have to share. I don't want to spoil the fun. Go and read about The 5 Most Badass Presidents of All Time.

18 February 2008

February 2008 Movies

Here's my top 20 or so movies to see right now. The ones in red are still in the theatres or haven't been released yet. The ones in orange I've got on DVD or Blu-Ray yet still haven't found the time to watch.

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2. The Dark Knight

3. The Darjeeling Limited
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End
5. Sweeney Todd
6. National Treasure II
7. No Country for Old Men
8. There Will Be Blood
9. Idiocracy
10. Children of Men
11. The Departed
12. The Golden Compass
13. Stardust
14. Invincible
15. Pan's Labyrinth
16. In Bruges
17. Hot Fuzz
18. Crank
19. Live Free or Die Hard
20. The Simpsons Movie
21. The Prestige
22. The Fountain
23. Gone Baby Gone
24. Persepolis
25. Zodiac
26. Romance & Cigarettes
27. King of California
28. Michael Clayton

12 February 2008

Now that's useful!

While I'm not normally a reader of features on men's websites (although I do, from time to time, flip through the pictures), after reading a story about Eat This, Not That, I saw that it was the result of a series in Men's Health Magazine. Clicking that link will take you to an all-out information session on the best and worst options at most major national food chains (fast, sit-down, beverage, dessert, and otherwise).

As for the book itself...I can't really see how useful it is unless you keep it in on hand all the time, but the website is pretty snazzy since if you're headed out to lunch or dinner, you can just click on the site to find out what the best option is, calorically speaking.

Now they just need a mobile-phone version.