Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Like The Underdog In Sunday's Super Bowl!!!

THIS IS A LATE ADDITION TO THIS BLOG WHICH WAS POSTED WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28!!!

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OKAY, WHAT COMES NOW IS THE BLOG AS IT WAS WRITTEN YESTERDAY ,Wednesday morning, January 28!!!

I know...Rush Limbaugh, dieing to become relevant again, is trying to pick a fight with President Obama.

I know...Sean "Little Lord Fauntleroy" Hannity, still thinks somebody (anybody) cares about Bill Ayres which proves how irrelevant the "Little Lord Fauntleroy" show is.

I know...Rush and "Little Lord's" rich pals are taking all the "bailout" money they can get so they can (seemingly) use much too much of it to pay bonuses to people who made the decisions that led to the necessity to cry for "bailout" money. In other words, bonuses to be paid to professional FAILURES!!!

I know...The New York Attorney General might be considering criminal charges to be leveled at the former Merrill Lynch & Company Chief Executive John Thain and Bank of America Corporation's chief administration officer, J. Steele Alphin because of all the suspicious business regarding what seems to have involved playing fast and loose with taxpayer money. Money that wasn't supposed to be for bonuses to be paid for professional failures at Merrill Lynch just before they got sold TO Bank of America, but that is indeed what happened.

Yes, I am aware of all of these things. Things that are dreadful. Things that (if there was any justice at all) would result in prison time for these greedy bastard professional failures, greedy bastard professional failures that professional charlatans like Limbaugh and Hannity worship at the alter/feet of.

Yes, I am also aware of the pain so many of our brothers and sisters are experiencing every day because of pay cuts on top of pay cuts and that's if they still are lucky enough to have a job in which a cut in pay could be mandated.

But ya know what? YOU deserve a BREAK!!! I deserve a break!!! WE deserve a break!!!

And that's why our headline this week is about this Sunday's SUPER BOWL!!!

The mighty Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the....

ARIZONA CARDINALS?!?!?

Bill Bidwell is the owner of that team. He and Donald Sterling (owner of the Los Angeles Clippers) are considered to be the two WORST owners in ALL of sports!

Sterling has never had his basketball team within smelling distance of the NBA finals and that's saying something seeing as how his team plays their home games in the same arena the Lakers play in.

Bidwell owned the Cardinals when they were in St. Louis. I was working on the radio station in St. Louis that carried that pathetic Cardinals team and I had the honor of being thrown out of their office building by none other than Bill Bidwell, his ownself. My crime? I was waiting to do an interview with one of his star players (at the time), Conrad Dobler.

Bill Bidwell was a HORRIBLE owner then and when he decided to move his team to Arizona, the city of St. Louis was ready to give him a police escort so he wouldn't have any traffic problems and was able to leave town quickly.

It didn't take long for the good citizens of Arizona to find out HOW horrible an owner Bidwell was, but sometime recently, he turned over the decision making to his son Michael, who then hired some football professionals. Michael Bidwell turned over most of the decision making TO their new football professionals and NOW, wonder of wonders (and Kurt Warner), the CARDINALS are in this Sunday's SUPER BOWL!!!

UNBLEEPING BELIEVABLE!!!

And I have this funny feeling that the Cardinals have one more surprise to spring on us. I haven't bet on a football game in more than 20 years, but once upon a time, I was considered to be a pretty good handicapper. During the early 80's I hosted a handicapping show on the radio here in Los Angeles and people who listened to us and bet with us, made a little money.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 7 points. If the Cardinals lose the game, I think they'll lose it by less than 7 points which means that people betting on the Cardinals would win their bet if I'm right.

My friends at The Gold Sheet think the Cardinals will WIN the game! Not just win the BET!
Win the GAME! 27-24!!!

I don't have a final score in mind, but I think they'll win the game (outright) as well.

But remember, I don't have any "skin in this game", so I won't lose a dime if I'm wrong.

So here's the deal, gang! The economy sucks, many of us are hanging on by the tips of our fingers, but we really DO deserve a "break" and that's what this coming Sunday is all about. Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial National Holiday.

So...Let's set the "worry beads" aside, enjoy the game, enjoy the food and wake up Monday ready to face reality again.

And this little bit of wisdom (free of charge) from me to you about radio talk show charlatans who DO NOT have your best interests in mind. Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter and their "copycats" have had their economic theories EXPOSED, so everything else that comes out of their mouths is conversation. WORTHLESS conversation!!!

MOVIES!!!

In 2006, Sylvester Stallone wrote another "Rocky" script. It was called, "Rocky Balboa" and the film did well at the box office. The fact that it didn't cost much to make helped the "bottom line", but because I had seen all the other "Rocky" films, I had no interest in seeing this one.

But I kept hearing the same words about this film. "It's actually pretty good, Scott!"

"Rocky Balboa" is now being shown a lot on The Movie Channel which is one of those premium channels you have to pay extra for. I saw it a couple of nights ago.

WOW!!! I thought "Rocky Balboa" was a sweet, sweet film! Were there some improbable or hardly believable elements? No doubt about it, but you know what? I didn't CARE!! If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and rent it or watch it on The Movie Channel. In fact, it'll be on tonight, Wednesday, January 28. And a special tip of the cap to my long time friend Jim Lampley who did a terrific job being the boxing announcer for the big fight in this film. Lamps was there along with the guys who are always with him when he announces the big fights for HBO and ring announcer Michael Buffer was in the film as well. By having those guys there, it almost seemed "real".

Do you like HORROR films?

There's a new one out that I saw yesterday. "My Bloody Valentine". This film is about a very annoyed coal miner who takes out his frustrations on people with a pickaxe. All horror films have at least one scene in which a barely clad or naked beautiful woman has a problem with the villain, a problem that usually results in her being dead. In "My Bloody Valentine", you will see a totally naked beautiful woman who has a lot of dialogue while trying to get away from this mad miner. Truth be known, a lot of guys probably bought tickets when they found out about this one (very long) scene.

I've had the pleasure of acting in a few horror films that went straight to video and then went straight to the bargain basement bin in places that rent films. Yes, the films were that bad.

"My Bloody Valentine" actually has a story you can "stay with", I certainly did and I walked out of the theatre feeling I had gotten my money's worth.

THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net. If you write to the blog, I won't know what your email address is so I won't be able to respond to you. I write back to everyone who writes to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net

THE NEXT BLOG? This blog is being posted at an unusually early time and that doesn't figure to be the case NEXT Wednesday when my new blog figures to be posted sometime next Wednesday evening.

GO CARDINALS!!!

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