September 25, 2009 / by emptywheel


Trash Talk – Crazy Pete’s Miranda Edition

Hello Americans, it’s Friday! Since that no longer means Paul Harvey is coming on the radio, it means it is time for Trash. Speaking of trash, we have the garbage from Crazy Pete Hoekstra and J-John Shaddegg (article with quote in it here). So, what is it with these wild ‘n crazy conservatives? They are always so fixated on Miranda; did they grow up having wet dreams about a C Street encounter with Carmen Miranda or something? It is all really hard to figure, so lets move along to the action for this weekend.

NFL: There are a lot of missing B’s this weekend, as in QBs, RBs and CBs. Donavan McNabb and Matt Hasselbeck both look to be out, Marion Barber and LaDanian Tomlinson are out and the Jets have a pair of cornerbacks, Lito Shepard and Don Strickland out. Not good for any of those teams.

The best games, in no particular order, are the Niners v. Old Father Time and the Vikes: It is in the Metrodome for starters, so even though both teams are 2-0, give the home edge to the Vikes. Neither team has a flashy passing game, but the Norske have Adrian Peterson and I’ll take Favre and AP over Shaun Hill and Frank Gore; going to be a great game though. Titans v. Jets: Seems hard to think the Titans could go 0-3 as talented as they are, but I think they are going to. They really miss Haynesworth on defense. Jets still have their best corner, Reavis, and are on a roll. Falcons at the Pats: This is a tough call on paper, but Belichick isn’t going to lose again this soon; take the Pats. They really need to get a ground game going. Saints at Buffalo: Buffalo is way better than anybody thought, and they will make this a close game, but Drew Brees and company are just too much. TO will have a big game. Colts at the Cards for an extremely rare Monday Night game in Arizona: Cards are going to score some points without Bob Sanders patrolling on defense for the Colts. Peyton can clearly still take over a game. This is a toss up.

In the other games, the Ravens put some more hurt on the Brownies, the Lions upset the Skins in Detroit, Texans handle the Jags in Houston, Giants kill the Bucs in Tampa. Philly routs the woeful Chiefs in Philly. The Cheesers make mincemeat of the Rams, Bears over the Squawks in Seattle (remember no Hasselbeck). Stillers end the Bengals one game winning streak in Cincy. The Bolts take care of business with the Fish. Oakland edges the Broncos in Oakland. And The Cowboys take out their frustrations on Carolina.

NCAA: The big game this weekend, now that Spurrier and the other ‘Cocks have taken out the overrated Ole Miss, is Miami Hurricanes in Blacksburg to face the Va Tech Hokies. The Canes are looking very solid and I am really liking their young quarterback, Jacory Harris. I think the Canes blow in and take a win. Iowa at Penn State is another biggee. Jo Pa has two key linebackers out, and he lives by his linebackers. Iowa always gives Penn State fits and they will again, but Paterno eeks out a win at home. TCU is at Clemson, and that may be another mid major that bites the dust in an upset. Arkansas will give the Tide a test too, that could be another one to watch, although Alabama is a much better team. The Kentucky Wildcats should trounce the Gators (just kidding Jim). Okay, what else you folks got?

F1 Circus: Up this weekend is the Singapore Grand Prix from Marina Bay. Maybe it is just me, but I think the Singapore circuit is both ugly and provides crappy racing. Hate it. This is where Renault did their immoral crash stunt last year to cheat a win for Fernando Alonso. I think Rubens Barrichello is going to win again and really tighten up the Drivers Championship standings. Jenson Button is feeling the heat from his teammate and has not been stepping up that impressively.

That is it for now. This week’s musical selection is a Miranda warning just for Crazy Pete. Man, Busby Berkeley must have had some great stash.

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