Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Daily Captain Chaos

We all know Chris "Captain Chaos" Cooley.

One of the finest tight ends in the NFL, Cooley is beloved by all Redskins fans for his production on the field and marvelous persona off it. He's know for his wild hair, goofy sense of humor, and having married a Redskins cheerleader.

Unfortunately, Mr. Cooley likes to blog. And while most of the blog was all well and good, just a few days ago, there was a slip up in a picture he posted...

I have nothing more to say...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Daily Face-Melter

The guitar solo is becoming a lost art. With the rise of crappy "rock" music and the ability to over-produce just about anything, it has no longer become necessary to be awesome with the guitar to become popular and/or respected. While there are more than few artists out there who maintain the skillz of a guitar virtuoso, the number (or at least the percentage) of artists has waned.

But one man can still shred. His name? Zakk Wylde.

Wylde first burst on to the scene as Jake E. Lee's replacement for Ozzy Osbourne (Lee had replaced the legendary Randy Rhodes, an idol of Wylde's). Wylde acted not only as lead guitarist for one of the most influential figures in all of metal, but also served as co-writer with Osbourne. After tearing it up with Ozzy for a bit, Wylde released a solo album and formed two of his own bands, Pride & Glory and, most famously, Black Label Society.

With his trademark "Bulls-eye" guitars and wild mane, Wylde looks like a rockstar. And boy, can he play guitar. So here's to you Zakk, keep fighting the good fight and laying down some of the best tracks out there.

A great cover of Neil Young's Heart of Gold

Now this next video is to set up the final video. This is the great Lynyrd Skynyrd's I Never Dreamed, a great song.

Now this is Wylde's version of I Never Dreamed, which turns one of the best songs of a great band into a truly cathartic experience.

Football thoughts

So we're almost done with Week 2 of the NFL and by tonight every team save the Ravens and Texans will have played 2 games. So here are some early thoughts:

Hooters is a great place to go and watch a butt-load of football and eat even more chicken wings. However, their alleged "nuclear" hot sauce is highly disappointing.

With superstar-at-life Tom Brady out for the year, the Patriots will be champions next Brady's absence will force the team to develop more balance and really examine some of it's weaknesses.

Brett Favre is 100% replaceable as the Jets barely have beaten the Dolphins and got beaten by the Pats by a margin greater than the score would indicate. Perhaps even more telling: Aaron Rodgers is playing better than Favre ever did last year.

My beloved Redskins can and will be dangerous provided that Jason Campbell plays like an NFL quarterback (like yesterday) and not a really big and in-shape homeless guy (like week 1).

Teams that could challenge for 2 or fewer wins: The St. Louis Rams, the Detroit Lions, the Miami Dolphins, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Great job with that whole parity thing, NFL. Way to set the bar high.

The Buffalo Bills look pretty too the point that we may have to consider them playoff contenders...I have no idea how that happened, but we can at least determine that JP Losman was a terrible investment.


Were this 1998 instead of 2008, I wouldn't be too surprised to learn that a Kurt Warner-led team is looking like the best in the NFC West...this isn't really a reflection on Warner's talents (though he deserves kudos for sticking around so long) but rather a reflection on how terrible the NFC West is. Though if Seattle ever decides to get some protection and maybe 1.5 decent receivers for Matt Baldensteinshire, they could be alright. I wouldn't count on it.

With my preseason picks (that weren't posted in this venue) a mess thanks to Tom Brady going down, I'll now lay some knowledge upon ye:
NFC BEast: Dallas
NFC North:Green Bay
NFC South: New Orleans
NFC Playgroup: JT O'Sullivan, perhaps even with a sub-.500 record
NFC Wild Cards: Washington, New York
AFC East: New England
AFC Steelers: Pittsburgh
AFC South: Everybody but Vince Young
AFC West: Denver
AFC Wild Cards: Buffalo, Indianapolis

Superbowl: Pittsburgh over Dallas, with the Steel City saving me from having to pay one Mango $1000.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Daily Inspiration

Today was a good and bad day for football for your boyz 'n tha hood.

So we'll keep this post very brief and I'll just leave you with the video of Jimmy V's 1993 ESPYs speech.

On a much less inspirational and/or consequential note, as rush week is over I will be up-and-running very soon.