We’ve come to the middle of the week, and I have nothing of great importance to talk about. That won’t stop me from writing a blog though.
A few random talking points:
– So the weather has turned. Instead of being unseasonably warm and constantly raining, its now unseasonably cold. At least its been kinda sunny out, so I can enjoy some brightness as I freeze. But if its this cold in November, that doesn’t bode well for the winter.
– After the Eagles’ horrendous tie on Sunday, QB Donovan McNabb said he didn’t think that NFL games could end in ties and that there would be another overtime. Apparently, many NFL players didn’t realize that there were tie games. Of course, Donovan decided to compound his ignorance by asking what would happen if a playoff game ended in a tie. It’s becoming more and more clear why he continues to make stupid mental mistakes in games.
– Zack and Miri Make a Porno was good, but not great. It kind of felt like Kevin Smith was trying to make a Judd Apatow movie. Some funny scenes, a couple disgusting scenes, and a plot with some gaping holes in it. Maybe more of a renter, but I could see it having great re-watchability on DVD.
– So the Phillies Ryan Howard did not win his second NL MVP award, coming in second to the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols. It’s hard to argue Pujols’ merit, although its rare that a guy who leads the league in home runs and RBIs for a division winner does not win.
Of course, some people in the media have all sorts of arguments about why one guy should win and why one guy shouldn’t. One thing I’ve really grown to hate is the trend of using made up statistics to prove one player’s worth over another. This trend seemed to start with OPS, which is a combination of on-base percentage and slugging percentage. I think someone at ESPN invented this stat, and that’s why its seemed to gain so much mainstream acceptance. Now, everyone seems to have their own custom invented stat that can be used to prove one player’s worth over another.
I thought it was ridiculous last year when one media expert kept insisting that the Mets’ David Wright should have been NL MVP over Jimmy Rollins, because one of his pet statistics. Never mind the fact that Wright was the leader of the team that performed one of the biggest chokes in history.
Then again, the MVP award is kind of goofy to begin with since everyone interprets it a different way. Should it go to the player who contributed to the most wins? Should it go to the player in the league who had the best offensive season?
In the end, it probably doesn’t matter, because few people even remember who won the MVP award in any given season. In fact, the Phillies organization is probably thrilled that Howard didn’t win the MVP, since he’s due for salary arbitration, and another MVP award would only serve to increase how much money he could receive.
– Hugh Jackman has been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. I assure you, I only know this because it was the top headline on Yahoo! Anyway, I think I speak for a lot of guys when I say: Hugh, we want to like you. You play Wolverine. And we love Wolverine. So can you cut this crap out? We shouldn’t see Wolverine in romantic comedies and chick flicks. And we certainly don’t want him being named Sexiest Man Alive.
I mean, I guess you’re entitled to your celebrity and fame. Just think about the idiot who turned down the role of Wolverine before you, so he could be the bad guy in Mission: Impossible 2. His name is Dougray Scott. Ever heard of him? Exactly.
But please, work with us here. The only time we should see Wolverine on the cover of People Magazine is if he stops a bank robbery by killing the robbers with his bare hands. Or maybe because he has a threesome with two hot chicks while kicking someone’s ass. Those are acceptable reasons to get on the cover.
That is all for now. Enjoy the rest of your hump day.