College football –YES! Tailgating — REALLY?

Looking forward to the Michigan/Michigan State Big 10 rivalry today.  Big fan of college football and none too much better around here than our beautiful state's two biggest schools butting heads on the gridiron.  But how did I get sucked into this whole tailgating thing?

I mean seriously, the game doesn't start until 3:30 eastern and it's 9:00 and I'm heading to Ann Arbor for a party in a large parking lot.  I'll dole out my $30 just to park at an out lot near the mall then drag a large cooler onto a bus to head to the high school lot where there will be "activities for the kids."  My drive to the area is 45 minutes so if my math is correct, I'll be sitting in a large parking lot with throngs of people barbecuing meats all day — what happens at game time?  I'll need a toilet and something for my stomach and likely won't be in the mood for football.  

I have a problem with eating red meat all day (not so great for you once you hit 50!), for 6 or 7 hours anyway, then trying to settle in to watch what should be a great game on a large screen TV in a parking lot with hundreds of people I don't know.  It is forecasted to be sunny and 75 — perfect weather this time of year in Michigan — and not likely it will be great TV viewing.  All I wanted today was to relax and watch the big game, but someone else controls my destiny.  



Wow, she's kind of cute — wonder if she has a date for prom.  Well she is sort of cute but she's beyond prom unless she's going as a parent chaperon.  But wait, I'm way off point so let me get back on track.

Christine O'Donnell has a new campaign to help her shake the whole witch thing — you know, she tried it once in college.  But what a creepy commercial.  (You'll have to Google it because this is only a still from the clip.)

All the "I am You" nonsense aside, it seems like she got some bad advice.  First of all, her handlers and marketing folks should have used a slightly different phrase, like "I am like you if you're a whacked out conservative intolerant of others different than yourself."  Secondly, they should have asked permission from Illinois Methodist University to use their claim to IMU.  And finally, they made a big mistake allowing her to wear a pearl necklace.  (Or am I the only one that has picked up on that?)

SNF — Boring!

What were the great minds of SundayNight Football thinking when they decided to leave the Detroit Lions off their schedule?  This Bears/Giants game sucks.  Minutes from half time, Cutler is getting his  ass kicked and Mike Martz has had his name mentioned 15 times — and for what, his offense is stinking up my TV! 

I'm upset because I was in the air on my way to Tampa 10 minutes into the Lions game and by the time I landed and turned on my phone, I got the ESPN update that Detroit lost 28 to 26.  They have played inspired football this young season and have put points on the board, but they still get no respect.  Sure, it  could be because the product they put on the field has sucked for so long, but c'mon, not one prmie time game?  It's been years since we've seen them on Monday or Sunday night. Now if wecan get these lame Coors  commercials retired, we'd be in great shape.'coach'