Spambots Say the Craziest Things, January 20, 2016

(As a new filler feature I’m going to share the best emails captured in my spam filter. All posts will be cut and pasted exactly as I received them. It should be assumed that all of these were written by something not human; I prefer to believe they are spambots, not some strange denizen of the realms of Cthulhu.)

The spam box can be a strange, surreal place, no more so than today. There are several entries that stand out and I can’t decide which one to feature, so I’m showing all of them. It’s a smorgasbord of spam, a spamorgasbord if you will. Continue reading

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Spambots Say the Craziest Things, January 7, 2016

Spam

Spam spam spam spam…

As a new filler feature I’m going to share the best emails captured in my spam filter. All posts will be cut and pasted exactly as I received them (possibly with some comments). It should be assumed that all of these were written by something not human; I prefer to believe they are spambots, not some strange denizen of the realms of Cthulhu.

Our first entry has a strange amount of football knowledge for a bot. Continue reading

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Nailed It (Welcome back, Coach)

I was a bit behind the curve, but I finally read the news this morning that Sean Payton would, indeed, return to coach the Saints next season (and hopefully for many more). So I did what any self-hatingrespecting blogger would do – pat myself on the back.

Or a high five.

As I wrote the other day: Continue reading

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Saints Season Retrospective, part 1

You say you want a resolution, well, you know...

You say you want a resolution, well, you know…

This is the first thing I’ve posted (heck, written) in months, but I’m just going to jump right in. This is no resolution to post more – the resolution lifestyle doesn’t jive with me – but, I don’t want the burden of “restarting” to keep me from, well, restarting. So, feet first…

This will be Part 1 of my Saints 2015 season review, which ended yesterday with a satisfying walk-off victory over the Falcons. I plan to look back at each game of the season, as well as some memorable (or not) moments, and will absolutely indulge in some healthy woulda-coulda-shoulda. But, to start off, I’m going to ask a few questions about the upcoming off-season. Continue reading

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MERRY #KRISMAS!!!

I think all of the excitement is going to my head.

Wonder Twin Powers  Activate!

I’m so, so very sorry.

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Jorge Soler as “Baby Hawk”? Nah, I Got Something Better…

In reaction to this article I was struck by a little inspiration for Jorge Soler’s new nickname…the Falcon.

Jorge Soler as the Falcon

Truth, Justice and the Cubs’ Way

I’m…I’m pretty sure that is actually what Soler’s arms look like.

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Random Thoughts From Last Night’s Cubs Game

I thought about naming this something clever like, “Morning Data Dump” or “Morning Mind Dump” and then I realized anything with “Morning” and “Dump” in the title is just going to sound nasty. Much like what Travis Wood did to the Reds last night. Continue reading

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A Contrarian’s Take on the Cubs’ Game 1

Game 1 of the 2015 baseball season didn’t go quite according to script for the Chicago Cubs and, as we head into tonight’s game 2, it seems as though Cubs nation has already given up. Some tell us the first game was a nightmare. Some who were at the game say the fans at Wrigley were out of it after the second inning.

Screw that. Continue reading

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You’ve Been Framed!

Holy moly, do I still remember how words work?

So I just read this fantastic article on how the Cubs are using technology to improve their catchers’ framing ability, as well as their overall practice routine. It’s really interesting and I love that the Cubs are doing it and OH MY GOD I HATE PITCH FRAMING SO MUCH.

Sorry, give me a second to compose myself… Continue reading

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Filament Friday 10/17/2014

Baseball season, for me, is now officially over – I have no teams left to root for (a nice season for Baltimore kept me in the game a little longer than is, unfortunately, usual) or against (with the Cardinals losing in exquisitely bone-headed fashion). It’s time to turn a full set of eyes towards the 2015 season and the hope that awaits, separated from today by the unknown void of the offseason. The Cubs should be busy, so the offseason should be fun.

Meanwhile, the Saints have an incredibly important game this weekend in Detroit and my nervousness level is at -9 fingernails. Mark Ingram should be back to bolster a run game that has been one of the bright spots this season, but the beleaguered secondary is going to have their hands full with Megatron & Stafford, LLC. Coming off the bye week the team should be prepared, so the result of this game will likely dictate the rest of the season – a win on the road can be the catapult towards the lofty heights we expected before week 1, while another ugly loss would be…well, let’s just say ugly.

Providing the spring to baseball’s winter (even though they’re both in the winter…damn, I don’t think that metaphor is going to work…) is the Washington Wizards, as we’re less than two weeks from the start of the NBA regular season. With a small handful of games left in the preseason, the Wizards are dealing with injury issues (again), but this year’s team might have the depth to withstand them. Otto Porter is looking vastly improved and has the opportunity for the extra minutes created by Bradley Beal’s wrist surgery. Similarly, Kevin Seraphin looks like a completely different player than last year and is joined by DeJuan Blair to bolster deeper, more versatile front court than last year’s version. With a somewhat easier schedule out of the gate, here’s hoping the Wizards can get off to a good start and the return of Beal and Kris Humphries in several weeks feels more like additional reinforcements and not a rescue squad.

You know what I really dream of…a year where all three teams are playing meaningful games at the same time. If that were this year, it would have taken the Cubs going to game 7 of the World Series.

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