Archive for December 28th, 2007

28
Dec
07

Cleavage

For several weeks, the number one search term that has led folks to this blog is cleavage. Have some more.

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28
Dec
07

No Smoking C’est la Vie…

Another smoking ban ratchets up. No more smoking anywhere that is closed or covered in France (with a few exceptions). French cafe’ society is sure to take a hit. Yes, folks should have the right to go to places that are smoke free. But merchants should also be allowed to cater to clientele that wants to smoke. And if somebody doesn’t want to work in a place that smells of smoke… don’t work there.

28
Dec
07

Note To Stepson: You’re Fired!

The Texas Longhorn team wasn’t playing for the championship or the BCS bonnet. But they were playing in the Holiday Bowl against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Sure, it was the capper to a somewhat frustrating season for those whose blood bleeds burnt orange. After all, the Aggies just whooped up on Turkey Day. But even Sun Devils QB Rudy Carpenter (pictured above) was confused about some of the tumult on the field.

With the Longhorns leading 21-0 and the Sun Devils driving early in the second quarter, ASU’s Rudy Carpenter dropped back to pass and was hit by linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy. The ball squirted backward, toward the Longhorns’ sideline.¬† Chris Jessie, a member of his stepfather’s (head coach Mack Brown)¬†football operations staff, stepped about a yard onto the field and was motioning toward a player when he reached down and appeared to touch the ball with his left thumb. Texas defensive tackle Roy Miller slapped the ball away from the sideline and defensive end Aaron Lewis recovered and returned it to about the ASU 44. After a 12-minute review, officials reversed the play. They ruled that Jessie touched the ball, which is illegal interference, an unsportsmanlike foul. The ball reverted to the Sun Devils and Texas was penalized half the distance to the goal, giving ASU fourth-and-3 at the 7. Carpenter threw a touchdown pass to Chris McGaha.

The camera kept focusing on Jessie for the rest of the game showing his pained expression. I’m pretty certain that Pa told him to stay the hell away from the sideline. If Jessie is smart, he’ll parlay this into one of those Southwest Airlines “Want To Get Away” commercials. The Longhorns won the game 52 to 17.