Ok, so that was pointless. I conceived of this entire process to find a new team to root for besides the Seattle Seahawks, and then they go out and put together the best draft of anybody. Seattle was able to draft for need in the first round and got 2 brand new starters in Okung and Thomas. Then they pickup one of my favorite player in the draft, Golden Tate in the 2nd round. I'm iffy on the trades for veteran running backs, but frankly I think running backs are a disposable position. It doesn't matter who the back is until he's 5 yards down field, up till that point it;s 85% on the offensive line. There is one exception to that, the 3rd and short back, that can pound for that needed extra yard after he's been stopped at the line of scrimage. And in theory that is what Lendale White does best. Leon Washington is the quintessential, "after the 1st 5 yards back," because after 5 yards he is a threat to take it to the house every time. So they got the perfect yin yang tandem in that regard, but it;s not like they didn't have thsi before with Justin Forsett and Tj Duckett.
No matter how good the Seahawk's draft was, it can't overcome Charlie Whitehurst. He's going to have to go Tony Romo for me to like him, and then I only liked Tony Romo in the first place because his name is Tony.
To be honest I'm more excited about the Seahawks signing Reggie Williams and MIke Williams, I loved both of those wide receivers in college and would like to see them make a comeback in the NFL.
I was really rooting for Jacksonville to do something exciting but they just dumbfounded everyone. Jack Del Rio needs to go. Chicago had a fist fight in the war room and didn't have pick in the first 3 rounds.
The dolphins I'm impressed with. The Ravens drafted well as always. The raiders traded for Jason Campbell and Dumped Jamarcus Russell, so they aren't even gansta anymore, just kind of ghetto. If someone signs Russell and he wins a starting Job, that would proabaly win my fandom.
Looks likes I'm going to be a training camp hold out.
I am a Football Fan Free Agent.
I will be declaring my new Football Fandom Alegence after the NFL Draft this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All 32 teams are still in contention for my fandom,
However there are a few slight front runners at the moment. These are in no particular order:
Cincinnati Bengals: I've always liked the uni's and my favorite animal since I was 3 is tigers.
Kansas City Chiefs: My wife's favorite team, and I am in Missouri. But I have hated the Chiefs forever.
St. Louis Rams: I'm only like an hour and a half from ST Louis so I will be inundated with Rams coverage anyway, why resist? I'm NOT a Fan of Sam Bradford, but if they don't take him and do something exciting like trade for Mike Vick, that would probably entice me. But they will draft Sam.
Jacksonville Jaguars: I attempted to be a Jaguars fan back in 1994 when the came into existence. It was just too hard to fallow a small market team in Florida when I lived in the Northwest, before NFL.com and DirecTV. I was never a big Tebow fan but if he goes or rather stays home, that could be interesting.
New Orleans Saints: Love Brees, Love Bush, Love the WRs, Love Payton, Love the Black and Gold, but the bandwagon is overflowing and you can't start rooting for a team right after they win the SuperBowl.
Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo makes me consider changing my name to Tony Toso. Lots of fantasy team players. It is America's team so location isn't an issue. But Jerry Jones plays the villain so well it's more fun to root against him.
Washington Redskins: Only because they got McNabb.
Why do you root for your team?
In honor of April being National Poetry Month, the ThinkTank Panel (of One) has produced the greatest work of poetic transcendence since Shakespeare's 38th sonnet.
Cowboys wear shoes with spurs
A kitten purrs
Carlos likes tacos
He eats them at Pacos
Almost doesn’t rhyme with much
But that’s Ok so long as it doesn’t touch
And Rob Beck’s
arm was bitten by Lizards
Hanging from a chicken
just prime for picking
out of the ground they squirm
Just like your mother’s perm
done at the salon
by Captain Ron
Not Cap’n Crunch
Time for lunch
We’re having Brussel
go up from the crowd
of turtles so loud
you’d swear they were tortoseses
Can you loan me 2 quarterses
That’s 50 cent
to pay the rent
But I live in my car
with my guitar
I’m going to be a star
if I worship gwar
But gwar don’t pay for tickets
So in the mean time I just lick it’s
ice cream cone
from Dairy Queen
I let out a groan
when I punctured my spleen
So if it’s a liver your looking for
Don’t ask me
Ain’t got mine no more
I sold it for three
of pixie sticks
The ball rolled out of bounds
and was popped by toothpicks
that I didn’t notice
while skating the iron lotus
domino, on the web
or so said , my aunt Deb-
Or so it sounds
When her children call her
from 7 pitcher’s mounds
I can see home plate
and the umpire too
I brought fishing bait
to catch a blue
or maybe a salmon
In Jamaica we be Jamm’n
In basktball we be slamm’n
Ok, no dunk
We can’t jump
You tried this Big Hunk?
that peanut infested nougat lump
But who needs candy when you can have pizza
like Papa John’s daily special “Meatsa”
Lots of topping
And swarms of bees
hover horse’s droppings
Let me go on the record officially here:
"I invented twitter!!!"
I did it in 1995.
Yes, it was done in a spiral notebook with a #2 pencil, but the concept was the same.
I was in 8th grade sitting in class bored to tears, and naturally my mind would wonder. So I started writing all these random thoughts that came to mind. And the brilliant thing about it was the teachers all thought I was taking notes on everything they said since I was always writing in class. Sometimes they were just verbalized impulses like "I'm hungry" or "This sucks". Other times they were finely or not so finely crafted lyrical epithets or astute observations of the surrounding world and it's workings.
Then I would pass the notebook around to my friends to read it. And before long Adam and Von and Carlos and Casey and Brandon and Josh Sheely were all writing thunks. Josh and Brandon's version got them suspended, not because of the book it;s self or the thunks, but because their thinks I've Thunk Book contained incriminating evidence of things they did that were suspension worthy. Just like the idiots that commit crimes and then tweet about it or post a video of it on youtube.
So you can see I did invent Twitter. I just didn't have the technology to disseminate my thunks in real time. No one did. It was 1995!
In 1995 the internet was still something you could only do when no one was expecting a phone call. The only browser in existence was Netscape. 90% of the people on twitter have never even heard of Netscape because it vanished from existence sometime in 1999. In 1995 you got to see your webpage download one 3 pixel width line at a time. When someone said "It'll just take a few minutes to download the webpage" the other person would reply "Wow that AOL version 2.0 is great."
So yes, I did invent Twitter. At least the concept anyway, I don't pretend to have written computer code or anything like that. I would contest this civilly in court for the billions of dollars I am rightfully due. Unfortunately my original thinks I've thunk books have long since been destroyed. Done so for my own protection. I never forgot the plight of Brandon and Josh from that year, and as I matured me it became expedient that I should rid myself of such a poignent example of my former immaturity. I mean I was 15 what do your think was on my mind and how would it look to have that associated with me now. High school yearbooks are bad enough, they only show the outside of a person. My thinks I;ve thunk books go straight to where my soul would have been had I of had one at the time. Also I tended to write more than 140 characters worth per thought. But that only goes to show I invented the blog as well.
At any rate I have decided not to challenge the empire that is Twitter. I prefer to think of Twitter as my free gift to humanity. And unlike the "Real Napster" as portrayed by Seth Green in the Italian Job, I reserve no Twitter title for myself. Instead I shall now dedicate my life to the task I inadvertently took up over half my life ago; bringing Thinks I've Thunk to the World. And if Twitter contributes to making it be so, so be it!
Never Miss a Thunk!
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