Dec 9, 201309:40 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Can no one rid me of this turbulent weather?
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Snow and cold in December? Personally, I blame global warming/climate change.
The indentured servants at The Stately Manor fired up the brand-new 205 cc Ariens 24 LE for the first time this morning after frequent consultations with the manual. The Wisconsin-built beast is a two-stage snowblower that cuts a manly 24-inch-wide swath under the direction of six forward and two reverse gears. Makes snowblowing lots of wintery fun — I’m told (ahem).
So, we’re in a good mood today, the Packers having survived to fight another day. Does raise the point: do major league baseball teams start only one pitcher? (A: They do NOT!) Might it not make sense to invest more resources in a quality backup and play him regularly — say, the entire fourth quarter if you’re up by at least two scores? Spares your Number One a few hits, thereby prolonging his career, and keeps Number Two sharp. The Squire is giving the Pack first dibs on his wisdom.
The Badgers landed in a dandy New Year’s bowl, playing South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. At least it’s not the Beef ‘O’Brady Bowl, named after a chain of sports bar-restaurants; the nearest are in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Bourbonnais, Ill., south of Chicago.
Would the UW have enough self-respect to politely decline if such was its only invitation? Michigan is playing in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Hmmm. I guess it’s the name. Wouldn’t a bowl sponsored by Wisconsin’s Epic Systems resonate better? The Epic Bowl; play it in Cancun.
Seven Big 10 teams will play bowl games; what do you want to bet the conference goes no better than 2-5? We’re up in basketball, down in football.
Help, I’ve been shot
As the Squire of the Stately Manor ages ever less gracefully, the TV pitch “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” assumes greater relevance. Now comes a new worry that not even The Clapper can solve.
Reporting on a crime wave in Wilmington, Del., home of the esteemed vice president, the reliable news source Delaware On-Line puts a face (so to speak) on the grim statistics with this quotation from a shooting victim: “What is there to say? There’s a bullet in my ass and they can’t get it out.”
Now there’s pathos for you that the Brady Campaign just has to put on tour!