How much longer until the Super Bowl? I hate the 2-week wait. And I don't see how it gets the viewing public more riled up. I think it just gives people more time to realize that the Seahawks are in the game. And then they'll say "Well who and what are the Seahawks?" And they don't know many players on either squad. I'm not talking about diehard fans. But the casual fan that watches only the Super Bowl. And so 2 weeks, not a good idea.
On to the morsels, the better late than never edition...
--Valued reader PB asks when the Zoner will sing the praises of the Detroit Pistons. OK, well now. At 37-5 they are dominating the league. And Larry Brown is working for Isiah Thomas and coaching Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford. Life is full of rich irony. Big Chief Triangle (That's Lakers Coach Phil Jackson) says that the Pistons could possibly break the Bulls record of 72 wins in a season.
"If they don't have any injuries," he said, "I don't see why they can't. They're playing with a nice rhythm. The guys are young enough and healthy enough. But a couple of injuries changes that really quickly."
Yes folks, there is a headset and a cushy folding chair awaiting Big Phil when his coaching career is over. If that ever happens. That's the kind of insight we expect from Phil.
And I know this is supposed to be about the Pistons, but just why exactly would a man with as much money as Phil Jackson want to come back and coach Kobe Bryant and Kwame Brown? The Lakers suck. Didn't he realize that?
Also this smelly nugget from the Lakers/Pistons tilt, courtesy of freep.com: After the Pistons beat the Lakers on Sunday, the team ran into a stinkier problem than trying to stop Bryant. The sewers had backed up in the locker room. The media conducted postgame interviews in the team's chapel room.
Going down the Pistons roster, my guess is Dale Davis. And go ahead and give yourself a handclap if you even knew he was on the Pistons.
--Getting to the wacky websites part of the morsels--the ones you quickly click off when you sense management coming to your cube, we start with a little Rock, Paper, Saddam!
--Here is a new club called The 900 Club. It has nothing to do with Pat Robertson or how many homers Mark McGwire would have if he was still playing. (Insert lame joke about weepy testimony to Congress)
--Increase your indie cred with justconcerts.com. Wolf Parade, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire and more, all available for your listening pleasure.
--Here's a cool site: You Send It. You can send files up to 1GB using their service. It actually sits on their server where the recipient can access it. They are delivering over 43,973,865,717,760 bytes per day.
--As if you didn't know already. How To Tick People Off. I personally like #3- Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO." I think saying it a few times is even better.
--Remember these? Wacky Packs!
--And finally...."I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west." Richard Jeni