by John Walters
Forgive the succinctness, but it has to be Medium Happy Express today. We’ll be back at our regular long-windedness tomorrow.
1. Three Mississippi*
*The judges will also accept “Rebel Rebel” but you’re going to have to supply the song link yourself.
The first stunner of the season occurs in Tuscaloosa, at Mississippi ends No. 2 Alabama’s 17-game home win streak and soundly defeats the Crimson Tide –they led by 19 in the 4th before Bama made it interesting — 43-37. Ole Miss deservedly moves up 12 spots to No. 3, though if you have them No. 1 or No. 2 this week there’s no argument here.
2. Sign Language
So the above sign apparently upset a few people because you know, it’s the internet and being offended is an inalienable right as established by the founders of the Constitution, but defense would like to submit the photo below into evidence….
3. Hamm, Not on Wry
Finally. After being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series seven years in a row, Jon Hamm, 44, finally crawls onto the stage and receives a gold statuette on his 8th try (you’re only one behind me now, Hamm!). Since Mad Men ended, Hamm, who lost his mother at the age of 10, has been to rehab and has broken up with his girlfriend of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt. Remind you of anybody?
The speech, linked above, was short, sincere and humble.
Good stuff from host Andy Samberg (Did he ever mention Brooklyn 9-9 in that song? I don’t think so. My favorite moment: “Did you watch Castle?”). And a little tribute to the closing scene of Mad Men.
4. The Holy Spirit, Amendola
The photo above doesn’t do justice to Danny Amendola’s 4th-quarter, 29-yard reception in New England’s 40-32 victory at Buffalo. The 5’11” slot receiver out of Texas Tech (a.k.a., Wes Welker 2.0) seemed to launch himself into the heavens, clutch the overthrown pass by Tom Brady, and then allow the throw’s momentum to take him on a wild, safety-abandoning ride as he fell to the earth with blatant disregard for his skeletal structure. You have to see the video(s).
Mr. Brady, by the way, was 38 of 59 for 466 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. The dude who was supposed to take a seat for the first four games of the NFL season leads the league in passing yardage (754) and TDs (7, all without an INT).
5. Where In The World…?
No, the correct answer is not “Every city along the Eastern seaboard in the year 2050,” though that’s a good guess. Answer tomorrow.
Hint: The building materials correspond to a Beatles song title.
Which surprised you more – that ‘The Replacements of ND’, er, stung GA Tech or that big old Bama lost to little Ole Miss at HOME in a trumpeted “payback game”? I must say – both had me high-fiving my sofa, albeit with my mouth flappin’ like a widemouth bass. Pretty much ALL the college football media shrilled pre-games that ND would lose & Bama would trounce last year’s “lucky” Ole Miss. I wasn’t too hopeful myself about the suddenly shrinking Irish. Ever seen a cf team lose THIS many starters in just 3 games? Did they break a bunch of mirrors in training camp or is there a hex upon all coaches named Kelly this month?
Speaking of the Eagles – Chip Kelly said Tebow wasn’t good enough for THAT team? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. He was almost right – Tebow is TOO GOOD for them. Heck, even Auburn could have beat them yesterday… BTW, I was looking over all the pre-season predictions by the college football media & the number who expected Auburn to be in the Playoff is hilarious. Did those guys just pick out of a hat?
And what did I say about Ohio State? BHS! BHS! Big Head Syndrome strikes again! Sloppy play, sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Unlike your journalistic “breathren”, I’ve been worried since the get-go about 1 of “my 2 teams”. However, MAYBE that awful game was the wake-up call that entire team needed to get focused again & stop paying attention to all the ‘experts’ & fans who’ve been kissing their buts for the past 9 months. FOCUS! What do you think, will they sober up & go undefeated the rest of the season?
And do you really believe the entire east & west “coasts” will be under water in just 35 years? So, where will YOU be spending your “golden years”? New Venice? Good thing you’re a swimmer. 🙂