Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Too Hot for TV?

Too hot for TV?

As you may or may not know by now, I am the proud father of two boys. Alex is 6 and Mark Jr. is almost a year old. I get to watch all of the really cool kids programming out there when we watch TV. So this morning, much like any other morning, while I went to take a shower, I set Marco and Alex up to watch Sesame Street. It is a good wholesome program that they learn while watching. It is a little below Alex’s level, but he’ll watch it, and Marco loves any segment with Elmo in it. As you may or may not know Sesame Street often has celebrities on to host small segments. I think it is supposed to help appease the adults that are forced into watching this stuff with their kids. Much like the adult humor in today’s Pixar movies. It just so happens that today’s (that term being relative when it comes to this program as the cut and paste in segments like crazy so this could have been several years old) guest celebrity is Jenny McCarthy. I am not really some stuck up prude of a guy and my kids have no real idea (at least I think they don’t Alex is a player), but she was Playboy’s Playmate of the year for 1994, and has appeared in the magazine nude several times since then. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely appreciated her “sharing”, and it was interesting to see her again on TV with her clothes on, but… It is weird to watch a kid’s preschool program with your children and be turned on. There I said it, I know it was the elephant in the room, alb eight a short trunked little guy, but I was excited at seeing Jenny McCarthy on this kids program. All I could think about was her centerfold poses, and how well everything seemed to move as she jumped around. Now I feel guilty, which I normally never do in this type of situation, but it is an uncomfortable feeling. It would be like Alex bringing home his 18-year-old girlfriend and thinking she’s hot. Only it was worse because I have seen this girl NAKED! Like I said it may be one of those things where I am sort of over analyzing this, but it seems to me that Sesame Street is either trying to attract a more male audience, or they slipped up a little on hiring a Playmate to host. Just a thought.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Te Bow or not Tebow?

Te bow or not Tebow?

(No Pirates in this one, that was stupid)

Look, let me preface this with the fact that I HATE the Gators. I mean I despise them; I don’t even drink Gatorade! They stink and I feel horrible for anyone who lives in the state of Florida right now because they are going to be impossible to live with for years to come.

That said, I am wondering what the hell is wrong with people in the NFL right now? Tebow would be a great NFL athlete and Quarterback. Why is it that people were falling over themselves to get Vince Young, but Tebow is being considered as almost undraftable? Tebow has better completion percentage, touchdown to interception ratio, more touchdowns, more passing yards, the list goes on. He won the Heisman, something that Young never did. The year that Tebow won, he had more than 20 rushing and passing touchdowns, which no one has ever done before. If he does come back next year, the Gators have to be a top 5 team and Tebow a candidate to win his second Heisman (remember on the great Archie Griffin has ever done that). Tebow is bigger than Young was. I mean the comparisons don’t stop. They both willed their teams to great victories, and without Tebow, I don’t think the Gators win the 06 title (I know it was a run away, but I think that Ohio State didn’t know what to do with him). By the way if the Gators did not have Percy Harvin on the team, Tebow already has that second one.

Look NFL teams, you guys are idiots anyway. With Quarterbacks, they are all system quarterbacks. Tom Brady is great, but would he have been great in San Francisco or Detroit? They all need tools to succeed. Grab Tebow get off your butts and make a great move! He may not pan out as a quarterback, but he will be a great athlete on your team. The thing is don’t draft him as a running back, keep him as a quarterback and let him see if he can’t do it. He will only shift to another position if he is proven to be unsuccessful. The guy will work hard and learn the skills he needs to win. Draft Tebow in the first round, you won’t regret it like the 50 past 1st rounders of which most didn’t pan out for you. TAKE HIM!!! I must admit that I am a bit selfish on this point as well because I don’t want my boys to have to play against him again next year, nor do I want the Gators to win another National Title. Regardless, this guy would be great, take him for quarterback today!