Monday, November 15, 2010

Lightning Round - 111510

Have to go fast again this a.m.:

  • There's been an amazing amount of ink spilled and pixels deployed to discuss the ongoing saga in Winter Park, which someone on Facebook called "All My Childress." I think we can stop now. As Eliot put it, this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Or with a Hank Baskett sighting.
  • More of a question than anything else, especially for my fellow cheeseheads: were you in any way troubled seeing the Badgers put up 83 points on hapless Indiana? I saw the last quarter of the game and it didn't seem like the Badgers were trying to run up the score, but you have to wonder. My sense is that because of the current system (that being the odious BCS), it's almost obligatory to start stomping your opponents as hard as possible to please the computers.
  • A little intramural political fun from Missouri: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) warned Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) of "disloyalty" to President Obama if she should seek to distance herself from the White House in her re-election campaign. Cleaver, who's seen as the likely next leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), cautioned the centrist senator of distancing herself from Obama, the way many endangered incumbents had done in the closing weeks of the 2012 election. “Any attempt to extricate herself from him will be an act of disloyalty,” Cleaver told McClatchy in a piece profiling McCaskill's re-election campaign. “She will not do that at all.” I don't think Cleaver understands that McCaskill faces a little different electorate than he does, even though they're from the same state. Not that I have a lot of sympathy for McCaskill, who was highly fortunate to run for office in 2006. Things change.


Bike Bubba said...

Ya know, as long as the 2nd/3rd/4th string was in after Bucky was up by 30 or so, and people aren't doing Hail Mary bombs to wide receivers, it's not running up the score.

Brad Carlson said...

Heck, Nate Tice (son of former Vikings coach Mike Tice) even scored at TD!

J. Peterson said...

Cleaver makes Obama look like a Saint. Cleaver is alot smoother though. McCaskill is almost as bad as both of them are. I was so upset when both of them won their elections in Missouri. Cleaver was one of the worst, and most crooked Mayors of Kansas City. I think that almost half of the people that worked for him while he held that office were at least tried if not convicted of something over the years.

Gino said...

i wanted to be in the ozarks. it was the politicains of MO that made decide to look at the AR side.

Anonymous said...

Bucky was OK except for 1 thing ... Beilema called for a bomb up 50-some points with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Odd choice. Many believe the young coach of the Wisconsin "11" is brash and a bit on the cocky side. I guess I was a bit surprised he didn't opt for a 2-point conversion on the last TD. Guess he saves those for Minnesota.

Mr. D said...

Beilema called for a bomb up 50-some points with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Odd choice.

Not quite true -- if you watch the play, it's obvious that the backup quarterback was supposed to throw a pass to the left, but instead turns to the right and heaves up a bomb that the Indiana defensive back misplays, allowing the receiver to catch the ball and sprint into the end zone. I don't think Bielema called it that way.

I don't disagree with the rest of your assessment, although I'm guessing he'll get along better with Minnesota going forward. From what I understand, it was personal between Bielema and Brewster because of some things that happened in recruiting.