Whitt's End: 3.26.10
*While Donovan McNabb is dangled by the Philadelphia Eagles and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers conveniently avoids talking to the police about possible rape charges, isn't it nice that Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is enjoying a relatively quiet off-season? Romo is merely dating Candice Crawford, playing a little golf with John Daly, going to the Black Eyed Peas concert at American Airlines Center and, oh yeah, shooting some hoops in Plano. (Editorial aside: Should that have been an offensive foul for hooking on No. 24 in white?)
*Assuming the Dallas Mavericks can hold onto the Western Conference's No. 2 or No. 3 seed, my biggest concern entering the playoffs is the way they are consistently torched by opposing point guards. Latest example, Portland's Andre Miller (19 points,10 assists) last night. Seems like Rick Carlisle could manufacture some perimeter defense via the trifecta of Jason Kidd, J.J. Barea and Roddy Beaubois, but he may have to play more zone just to stop driving penetration into the lane.
*Thanks to Vulva, now you never have to smell your buddy's finger ever again. Gross?! I mean, kinda hot? No, I mean gross!! I think.
*Raise your hand if you thought the Texas Rangers would break Spring Training without either Derek Holland, Tommy Hunter or Brandon McCarthy in the starting rotation. Not I. Should we view this as progress, or step-back failure? Then again, Scott Feldman was banished to the bullpen a year ago at this time and wound up winning 17 games, so who the hell really knows?
*One last thing on this healthcare reform imbroglio: In addition to helping 9-month-old babies and 90-year-old men get the meds they require, yes, the new laws may support a lazy mother of six. But, in the big picture, isn't better for us as Americans to have helped too many rather than too few?
*Sad what has happened to Dwight Gooden. When he was 19 he was the shit.
*New Orleans ranks as the nation's most well-endowed city. Hmm. Somehow I missed that question on my Census form.
*Anybody worried that new Rangers' slugger Vladimir Guerrero has 0 homers in 43 Spring Training at-bats? Nah, me either.
*When I heard Lubbock Republican Randy Neugebauer blurt out "it's a baby killer" the other night, it reminded me of the time when I violently, regrettably inserted foot into mouth. True story: On a blind date in college (at some Chinese dive right next to the Putt-Putt on Division in Arlington, if you must know), I arrived late to find her already sitting at the bar. I sat down and turned on the charm, inquiring about her ideal fantasy vacation. "I'd give my left leg to go to Hawaii," I said. It wasn't until she slammed down her drink, shoved her chair away from the bar and hobbled toward the door that I realized she had a prosthetic leg. Yes, her left one. There was no second date.
*I'm a pretty open-minded, patient guy. But I totally lose interest in people the second I get an email stating "I'll meet you their" or "Look at there boobs." Really, is it that damn difficult? That said, my persistent tongue-twister is the word publicity. For some reason I always want to say pulbicity.