Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Fine Print and Semantics

Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of Too Big To Fail writes in his latest column that Goldman Sachs may not have been “massively short" on the subprime mortgage market because it basically depends on:

how you define ‘massive’ and ‘large’

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

US government purpose

 "to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."

Friday, February 11, 2011


It would be interesting to follow Tebow's career with the Broncos potentially parallel with Cam Newton's career with the Bengals.  The pocket passing era of Manning-Brady is nearing an end.

Cincinnati Bengals

Should the Bengals take Carson Palmer's trade-me-or-I-retire threats seriously and draft a quarterback in the top two rounds? Palmer doesn't strike me as a guy who's playing unnecessary head games with the Bengals, and I think there's a decent chance he means it when he says he's done playing for Cincinnati. Bengals owner Mike Brown says he has no intention of dealing Palmer, but Brown had better at least have a backup plan in place, and by that we don't mean Jordan Palmer. (Come to think of it, Carson Palmer can pretty much end the Bengals quarterbacking career of both Palmer brothers in one fell swoop). Palmer has put his house up for sale in Cincinnati, and that should at least get the Bengals management studying the tape of all the draft eligible college quarterbacks. Sure, Cincinnati has plenty of other needs to address, but given that it's sitting at No. 4 in the first round, it may be the logical year to land a franchise quarterback and then trade Palmer for the best deal to be had. Missouri's Blaine Gabbert and Auburn's Cam Newton would likely be the two QBs the Bengals would consider, and if nothing else, landing Newton would give Cincy some star power and perhaps help turn the page on the franchise's Palmer era.
Denver Broncos
Though both John Elway and John Fox are being evasive on the topic, does second-year quarterback Tim Tebow have to win the starting job from Kyle Orton this offseason?  Think of it this way: Tebow just has to avoid losing it. The Broncos new brain trust can't come out in February and say Tebow is their opening-day starter in 2011, for all the obvious reasons. First, there goes any real leverage you might have in Orton trade talks if you signal that he's definitely not in your plans this season. Secondly, it does Tebow no good to be elevated without having to work for it and earn it.  Though a lack of motivation is hardly his character flaw, why not make Tebow prove himself and improve his game over the course of the entire offseason? After all, he showed flashes of potential in his three-game late-season starting stint, but he hardly removed all doubt regarding the worthiness of his first-round draft status. Fox and Elway have time to fully evaluate Tebow's progress, and they'd be wise to take it. The reality is, he was picked in the first round and that means he's going to get his starting shot in Denver at some point. And it's likely going to be this year. The Broncos know where Orton can take them, and they have loftier aspirations than that. But Tebow's time has not yet fully arrived.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

First post of Doggie Diary

Established a new routine with puppy.  Began crate training in earnest post neuterization operation. 

Prior to trip to Acapulco, we already knew he could withstand at least six hours in the crate overnight.  During Acapulco trip when he didn't eliminate for three full days, we got a better understanding of his ability to hold it.

So far, he's more annoyed by the lampshade than anything.  He appears to have fully recovered from being "fixed".


“When you get shot in the head and a bullet goes through your brain, the chances of you living are very small and the chances of you waking up and actually following commands is even much smaller than that.”
Doctor describing Gabrielle Giffords' status after assassination attempt.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Why You See 'Free Public WiFi' In So Many Places

We took the iPad out around town during the Chicago Marathon trying to locate exactly where the runners were we were tracking.

I saw the "Free Public WiFi" connections in a couple of spots and they didn't work.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Neyland Maxims

1. The team that makes the fewest mistakes will win.

2. Play for and make the breaks, and when one comes your way SCORE.

3. If at first the game - or breaks - go against you, don't let up ... put on more steam.

4. Protect our kickers, our quarterback, our lead and our ball game.

5. Ball, oskie, cover, block, cut and slice, pursue and gang tackle ... for this is the WINNING EDGE.

6. Press the kicking game. Here is where the breaks are made.

7. Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for 60 minutes.

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