Monday, December 13, 2010

Packers Raise Alert Levels

Well - I place 100% blame on yesterdays Packer game squarely on McCarthy's head.   Seems The Packers are RIPE for not getting up for easy games and even though they were not UP, McCarthy managed to find so many ways to grasp defeat out of the jaws of victory.

Let's see - how about NOT throwing a red flag on Jennings non-TD catch.  He saw exactly what we saw on TV and what WE was was inclusive. However - the Packers were in desprit need for a lift and EVEN if they lost the review . . . how much could that hurt!  The UPSIDE was so so much greater then the assumed downside.

Then after a commercial - it do look like did was a catch.

Then - 4th and 1 with plenty of time and he has our new QB go for it all?  ARE YOU CRAZY????

Yea - the Packers played pretty piss poor but it's the coach that is suppose to motivate the team to be up for EVERY GAME!!

Now we have basically a playoff game next week.  Let's hope the Patriots have a down game as it's meaningless . . . somehow I don't see that happening with a Bill Belichick.

The GOOD news is that Matt Flynn - the quarterback that will take over Rogers spot for the next 13 years is no T.J. Rubley! 

You remember T.J. Rubley don't you?  The worst Packer Quarterback of all time? 

In 1995 Brett Favre AND Ty Detmir were both injured in the same game against Minnesota so in comes QB #3,  T.J. Rubley.  Luckily the game was tied and the Packers were in Field Goal range.  It was 3rd and 1 and all Rubley had to do was take the hike and fall and the Packers were basically win the game on the Field Goal.

So what happened?   Rubley audibled and called a roll-out. He passed the ball and it was quickly intercepted, giving Minnesota the ball and eventually, the win.  Rubley was cut the next morning.

Speaking of ALERT LEVELS

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats, and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards". They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender". The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing". Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides".

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs". They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose".

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

The Spanish are excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Americans meanwhile, and as usual, are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies "just in case".

Canada doesn't have any alert levels.

New Zealand has raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA". Due to continuing defense cutbacks, New Zealand has only one more level of escalation, which is "I hope Australia will come and rescue us".

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". So far no situation has ever warranted use of this final escalation level.

The Blizzard.

Saturday I was in Elwood's place hooking up his new computer! All was going well and I got a text message saying BLIZZARD WARNING starting at 6:00. It was pouring rain (as I had predicted) and I felt I still had some time to "play". About 4:00 Elwood wants to be alone with his new toy so I take off.

It's still raining and as I reach the city limits the rain has a little substance to it, not slush but it was . . . . "thick". Reaching the outskirts of Sun Prairie it's starting to snow and on the other side of Sun Prairie it's now all snow. Still, not a problem.

Driving north there are 5 cars ahead of me in a little caravan with the 1st car going a little too slow. Then car #2 decided he has had enough and starts to pass slow car #1. He get's in the left lane and . . . nothing, he stays there and then going back into the right!

Car #3 then does the same thing and after a few minutes, back to the right lane.

"Morons" I say and I go to pass and as soon as my car is is solid in the left lane I start to pass and . . . . I feel like I'm now walking on a tight rope sort of like running trying to get to the end before I fall off.

Back I go to the right lane.

It's dark, the wind is howling and my exit is coming up . . somewhere, THERE IT IS . DAMN - too late as my HWY N73 slides past me! GRRRRRRRR Ok, I'll take 60 in and I drive and all of a sudden I see the Pic-N-Save sign going past my right side window WTF - I missed THAT exit!!!

OK OK - all of a sudden I'm now a Navy Pilot trying to make a night landing on a pitching aircraft carrier! I have one more exit until it's a 20 drive to Beaver Dam. HWY S73 is my last chance!

As luck would have it the 1st car in the caravan goes to the right and starts to fly! AHH HAA! Must be the exit as it goes up the hill. I tip toe into the lane and am basically safe.

OF course I reach Cbus and the Amtrak is right there so I have to stop. I actually turn into Julies Java House and snapped some very un-amazing photos which I played with for a while.

And finally home.

Driving to work today I heard the Christmas Macrama song which I feel Tim Burton somehow had his hands on!  I believe this is a once in a lifetime song . . .  all you want to do is hear this once in your lifetime and that is enough!

Stay warm today



  1. Ok, I love to rip on the rest of the world as much as anybody for sticking their heads in the sand every time there is a problem. It just bothers me when it comes to the French, not that they do not deserve it, but because if the French had not joined us during the Revolutionary War we would all be English.

  2. I do have to agree on that point. IF not for the French in the Revolutionary War the good guys would have lost. But then again we are giving credit to something that happened a long time ago.

    Americans also cut off the hands of Indians who would not be slaves, yet, we say - that was a long time ago and does not count.

    Get my drift?

  3. Great Blog!!!

    Glad you made it home finally~

    I know the feeling about missing the exit. Cableman does too~ :)

    I missed some of the Packer game~
    Geesh~ Glad I did..

    I hope they turn it around..

    Late Breaking News!!!

    Brett Favre is not playing..

    His streak of 297 is over..
    I think he might be done...

    I hope all are keeping warm!