Monday, June 17, 2024

(Partially) Off-Topic: Shameless Self-Promotion Redux

In which I gratuitously use Anchorman quotes to distract from the navel-gazing nature of this post…

I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”  Week 2 of the NFL season, which means Week 2 of my SBN Houston column, The Two-Day Hangover.  From the column:

Here’s a cool bit of coincidence for you: Mario Williams had as many sacks yesterday (3) as Vince Young had turnovers. He also had as many sacks as Young had quarters played. He ALSO had as many sacks as Young has fumbles in 2010. The 23 yards lost on Williams’ three sacks were more than Tennessee had on any offensive play while Young was at QB, and the 14 yards lost on Williams’ third sack were more than Tennessee had on all but two plays while Young was under center

Arian Foster did not gash the Washington Redskins with the same extreme prejudice with which he’d destroyed the Colts’ defense. However, because he was so utterly dominant against Indianapolis — as I write this, he just rushed for 30 more yards against them — Foster’s 69 yards Sunday were enough to keep him solidly atop the rushing leaderboard. In fact, had Foster not gained a single yard yesterday, his week 1 performance alone would have him in third place on that list.


This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.”  Election Line partner Roby Brock was misguided desperate kind enough to have me on Talk Business this past Monday night.  I’m not gonna lie: it was my first foray into television, and, yes, I was nervous.  All in all, I think it went well enough, though I probably should have used fewer pronouns in my answer about the AR-Gov race.

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