Monday, December 19, 2005

Monday Roundup

A couple quick ones for you this morning.

I would have preferred the panda. Time Magazine announced its Persons of the Year: Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono. See picture at right -- so much for the Gates's promise never to let U2 come between them.

Their first choice. Nomar Garciaparra signed an incentive-laden deal worth a reported $6-$8 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He'll play first base, which he's never played before but which should hide his diminishing range as a fielder. I jokingly called the Dodgers "Red Sox West" the other day, but with one or two more signings, the Dodgers will have more members of the 2004 World Series team on their '06 roster than the Sox.

That cheering sound is coming from Miami. Thank you to the San Diego Chargers for ensuring I won't have to issue a public apology to the Colts, their fans, and the entire state of Indiana. And thanks for giving me back that guy I had missed so much, Sad Peyton:

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bono has rebounded nicely from this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/15/opinion/15theroux.html

December 19, 2005  
Anonymous K-Don said...

Why does Natty B love to hate Payton so? In fact, why does it seem everyone is so down on the guy? He dominates statistically and is (relatively) humble. Compare to his peers in other realms: A-Rod, Anna Kournikova, Ben Affleck. All champions of their given fields with heaps of accolades (be they MVP awards, photo spreads or "Most Sexy" nods) and yet they never win the big one. Like Payton. And yet, I feel like Manning doesn't deserve the scorn of the masses like those jokers.

In fact, I was routing for him to take the perfect season. If any team deserves it, it's the Colts.

Maybe it's just we love to see the mighty fall across the board. Zits on prom queens; Ferraris taken from Federlines; Hammers indicted.

Those folks hating on #18 are the same people who pause at the sound of horns and screeching tires, then grumble with disatisfaction when there is no crash.

December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Sebastian Dangerfield said...

k-don: our idiot blogger and audiencemates got liquored up and ran their mouths.

(Affleck has an oscar...)

December 19, 2005  

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