Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What could go wrong?

Dallas Cowboys' QB Tony Romo suffered two fractured vertebrae in his back during a recent game against the Washington Redskins. To date, he's barely able go gingerly practice. The Cowboys are headed to London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.

The Jags are a woeful 1-8 with ZERO chance of making the playoffs. Their defensive line has nothing to lose. Might as well pin back their ears and attempt to crush the opposing QB every chance they get.

But the Cowboys say Romo might well start in the London game -- broken back and all.

What could possibly go wrong with that?

On a non-sports note, even highly trained medical personnel with protective gear have contracted the dreaded Ebola virus while working in western Africa. Now the US is sending a few thousand Marines that are clueless about such things into the "hot zone" to help out.

What could possibly go wrong with that?

NASCAR fans saw Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski make contact with Jeff Gordon's car during the closing laps of the most recent race in Texas. The former Wonder Boy was in contention for the win, and says he was slammed for no reason. His left rear tire got cut and he fell far back in the field, damaging his chances at another overall championship.

K-ski said he saw an opening and went for it. Any other driver would do the same, and an occasional "rub" goes with the territory.

After an ensuing fracas in the garage area, involving drivers and their crews, both appeared to be dinged up a bit. Good ole boys will be good ole boys.

In a post-race interview, Gordon all but guaranteed that Keselowski would get some payback at the next race in Phoenix.

But Jeff's still technically in the hunt for the championship. If he goes out of his way to wreck Brad, he might well damage his own car in the process. And NASCAR itself has already leveled some hefty fines, and issued stern warnings regarding any future on or off-track grudges. Both these guys are under the proverbial microscope, but a championship for huge bucks and the glory that comes with it remains in play, with only two races to go.

A lot of things can go wrong with that.

Idle thought: Roger Penske, racing and businessman extraordinaire, has always been associated with Chevrolet. He has/had Chevy dealerships, ran Chevy motors at Indy, and his massive fleet of move-it-yourself trucks are Chevies. So what's he doing putting Ford engines in his NASCAR entries these days?

Something's wrong with that.

And let's not forget his competitor Joe Gibbs. JG used to coach the Washington Redskins of the NATIONAL Football League, and is a deeply religious man. Old Joe doesn't miss many chances to drape himself with the Stars and Stripes. One might consider him an All-American kind of guy. So what's HE doing running Toyotas and their motors in NASCAR which, BTW, stands for NATIONAL Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing?

Something is even more wrong with that.

Can this be right? After so-called exhaustive research, it's been determined that the most sing-along song of all time was "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls? C'mon. They were wannabes at the height of their fame, which lasted about 15 minutes. If I remember right, the group consisted of Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Scary Spice, Sloshed Spice, and Old Spice, though I could be slightly mistaken on that.

At any rate, call me old-fashioned or, for that matter, pretty much anything you want (I guarantee I've been called worse). But Wannabe as the most brain retentive song of all time?

Who did they poll? Valley girls?

Something is REALLY wrong with that.

For now, it's Mony, Mony by Billy Idol. You've likely seen the commercials. In fact, it's playing in the background right now on my TV. Never noticed what product they were advertising, but any song that can get skinheads, yuppies, school kids on a bus, a biker, and even my yorkies howling every time it plays, has got my vote.

I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. OK, not so great on lyrical content, but still pretty catchy.

And it beats the heck out of the Spice Girls or Ebola.

What could possibly go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong.......

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