Today on Round the Bend…
- Last night's VP Debate
- MLB Playoffs
- NCAA Football Weekend Thoughts
- NFL Week 5 thoughts and predictions.
10:06 AM Dews: hola
looks like I missed a helluva show last night
JackGonzo: His opinion supposed to be respected my ass. Good morning everyone and welcome to Round the Bend if you're just joining us I'm talking about James Carvell's response to last night's debate...or lack there of
SayHey: It was quite the debate
JackGonzo: We'll start right off with said debates, overall thoughts?
Dews: Carville is a Clinton guy though, could still be mad at the VP pick
10:07 AM SayHey: I think Carvells response was more in line with the perceived success on the part of Palin, and not the comical outcome we all expected
JackGonzo: Carville married the enemy
Dews: makes sense that he did though, someone like Carville will live longer if he could argue everyday
JackGonzo: success? When is it when someone doesn't screw up terribly a success?
Dews: and I'm sure that happens all the time in that house
10:08 AM SayHey: Im not saying it was a success
Many "experts" say that
I thought she was a trainwreck
JackGonzo: Have we fallen that far in this country that since she didn't fuck it up, she won?
Dews: Gonzo, in any debate for the last 10-12 years its been a win for the "dumb" candidate just to not screw up
its like the American people just don't care
JackGonzo: As for a "debate" she was annihilated
SayHey: Right, for her not to completely fuck up, is a win in the republican side
Dews: the Gore vs Bush Debate cemented that
10:09 AM SayHey: She answered no questions and was wrong on all of her attacks
JackGonzo: The dumbing down of America makes my head hurt and my trigger finger itchy
Dews: Dems can't win Debates no matter how much more refined or on topic they look in the Debate
all the GOP candidate has to do is show up, and not say they'll eat your baby
JackGonzo: They need to pull a Perot and start bringing slides
but I think she said that last night
10:10 AM SayHey: Obama has his fireside chats
Dews: well, I'm sure they can spin that somehow
"What she meant by the wanting to eat all american children, is that she has a special love for children, especially those with special needs"
JackGonzo: Hell, she wants to make the Earth pay for its own rape kit
Dews: "because as you know, Sarah Palin has a special needs child"
SayHey: I love Palins answer in regards to the Nuklear (yes, she says nuclear like Dubya does)
10:11 AM Fire the nukes so the enemy cant get em
JackGonzo: A special love for children? You know who hass special love for children? Pedophiles
SayHey: Palin dropped the single parent bomb on Biden
Lucky for Biden, she didnt do her homework
Since Biden was a single parent
JackGonzo: No, that was the single parent sling shot
SayHey: Either way......BACKFIRE
10:12 AM JackGonzo: Biden brought out his single parent Doom gun
Dews: I honestly don't understand why we even do debates anymore
SayHey: So news media has something to do
how else would we drink DURING election season?
SayHey: If we were really drinking via the group chat, we would have gotten wasted in the first 20 minutes
10:13 AM Dews: I dunno, thinking about the general public's ability to pick a president, and our current options causes me to drink sufficiently
JackGonzo: I was, I did, I didn't go to sleep until 430 eastern
SayHey: Yeh, some of us work so I didnt get that luxery
Although I made up for it on Friday
JackGonzo: yeah, and I still got up before the wife lol
Dews: good work Gonzo!
10:14 AM JackGonzo: Three pints of romulan ale gets ya wired and makes you want to play Battlefield Bad Company until 330 in the morning
SayHey: Yeh, my drink of choice was flat water
Got hammered Wednesday night......had to take it easy last night
Dews: I was a "Flying Dog" and "Miller Light" champ last night
10:15 AM SayHey: You had the Biden and Palin of beers
Good and shit
Dews: while singing "Down with the Sickness" I might add
JackGonzo: Now we have a bigger topic to discuss...about dews...was it really Rock Band 2 with a Hoosier....or did he sneak off to the NKOTB concert?
SayHey: Question Dews........Why are you a Boilermaker fan when your female interest is a Hoosier?
Gonzo and I couldnt figure that out
10:16 AM Dews: ahh, Hoosier obviously went to IU, bu tis a Purdue fan
SayHey: Er, rather, pulling for them? We know your no college fan of any sort
Dews: and big Drew Brees fan
SayHey: Interconference confussion
Thats like Gonzo being an OSU and TX fan
FSU and Miami fan for me
JackGonzo: Indiana only has four options. ND, IU, Purdue and Indiana State
Dews: But, Hoosier was also born a Hoosier, didn't just become one from attending IU
10:17 AM SayHey: Huh?
Dews: From Indiana = Hoosier
JackGonzo: She obviously didn't want to be an engineer so she couldn't GO to Purdue
SayHey: No shit
Seems like your calling a certain someone a bandwagon
Dews: I am?
SayHey: OlneyGirl wasnt a Hoosier fan as a kid
And went there
JackGonzo: No, what he's saying is that everyone born in Indiana is a Hoosier
10:18 AM SayHey: Now she is a Hoosier for life
Right.......Im confussed by his context
Dews: Ohhh no, not at all, just that she was born a Hoosier, but is a Boilermaker fan
SayHey: SInce Olney fits his other description, which sounds bandwagonish
Dews: OlneyGirl is a Hoosier too
just by attending
SayHey: Ok, I gotcha
JackGonzo: Jesus, are you two at the Press Club already?
Dews: I assume anyway?
I am unfamiliar with the rules...
10:19 AM Jimmie has joined
SayHey: Me to......need to argue
JackGonzo: I can't make it tonight, I'm second row center for Henry Rollins tonight
SayHey: And it will be nice to not argue baseball, since its evident that both of our teams suck
Dews: Good score Gonzo!
Mr.SanDiego: Sorry I am late. Dews jsut had a delivery
10:20 AM Dews: Ahhh, excellent....
SayHey: Whats her name??
JackGonzo: What, all his RB shit?
JackGonzo: I swear, the first thing that came to my mind was....thanks Jim, I just got from Red Lobster
SayHey: Oh, speaking of deliverys........Ill be sporting new garb at Hooters this Sunday
FINALLY, got a jersey
10:21 AM SayHey: Your an ass
JackGonzo: Alright, before we move on, any thoughts on last night's debate from San Diego
Dews: you sound like my mom SayHey
SayHey: Frank Gore, baby
No, she calls you an asshole
JackGonzo: Look at him, the seminole cheering for the hurricane
Dews: right, my bad
Mr.SanDiego: Good for Palin that she didn't screw up more
but Biden really showed that he knows his shit
SayHey: She did fuck up the Commander in Afganistans name
10:22 AM JackGonzo: Even if she didn't answer a single question and looked like she needed a stiff drink all night?
Mr.SanDiego: and I think millions of Americans were thinking, between these two, he is the one I want a heartbeat away...
JackGonzo: dear christ I hope so
Dews: I would hope so
JackGonzo: So let us continue the discussion of MLB playoffs...who is the worse playoff team, the Cubs or the Angels?
10:23 AM SayHey: Cubsa
Mr.SanDiego: but lets cut the crap talk and get on to the only topics that matter for the weekend, sports
SayHey: 4 errors??
Mr.SanDiego: Cubs suck
JackGonzo: Each infielder had one
Has Manny proven yet that he's the best player in baseball?
SayHey: Im more focused on Longoria
Dews: unfortunately, yes
SayHey: Kid is a beast
10:24 AM Mr.SanDiego: I don't think he is the best
JackGonzo: You could be a beast against White Sox pitching
Mr.SanDiego: but he is a leader and he does have great timing
especially in the playoffs
SayHey: Sox are a playoff team, they must have done something right
JackGonzo: Let me put it this way then Anti-Dodger, is there a better producer in the playoffs?
SayHey: Oh, whats up with Mannys Cosby sweater fetish?
10:25 AM Mr.SanDiego: Evan Longoria
JackGonzo: I'm just talking overall
SayHey: Certainly no Philly
Howard and Utley, 0-7 with 6 k's
Dews: Longoria looks to be a beast too, but we gotta give him some more time to prove it
JackGonzo: Even when the Indians were losing in the playoffs he was raking
Mr.SanDiego: well we can only talk in the present
SayHey: But for a rookie, he has done some amazing things so far
Dews: Philly doesn't look like they're gonna slow though, even without their big bats
10:26 AM Mr.SanDiego: and this playoffs I think he has a bigger impact than Ramirez
SayHey: Yeh, they proved to me why CC is not an NY Cy Young
JackGonzo: As long as they keep pitching, and Victorino keeps pulling shit out of his ass
Mr.SanDiego: but we are only two games in
SayHey: He got shelled last night
JackGonzo: CC just isn't a playoff pitcher....he's like Dan Marino
10:27 AM SayHey: He is the pitching version of Arod
Dews: gotta cut the guy some slack, he was gettin squeezed on the strike zone, and he's thrown on 3 days rest 4 times in a row
SayHey: Thats just bad management
Dews: not if he can get you to the playoffs
and is capable of doing it
10:28 AM JackGonzo: Tonight is all AL, predictions?
SayHey: Not if the coaching staff has put his arm through that stress all month
He was bound to break down
Mr.SanDiego: Angels come back hard
SayHey: I think they will
Dews: the goal is to make the playoffs no matter what though
I doubt it
SayHey: Oh I agree
Dews: Angels are always choke artists
SayHey: And they made the playoffs
JackGonzo: I swear I thought Dusty Baker was managing the Brewers as much as CC was pitching
10:29 AM SayHey: Great point
Dews: haha, yes, good call
JackGonzo: College Football last night saw South Florida fall to Pitt, any other big upsets this weekend?
Mr.SanDiego: Tampa at home.
SayHey: I think Sveums thinking was, who gives a fuck, he wont be a Brewer next year
Mr.SanDiego: Oh yeah, there goes one of the "Mid Majors"
10:30 AM Ryan has left
JackGonzo: hopefully CC comes home to Oakland
SayHey: Hometown discount
Dews: not likely
SayHey: number 1 target for Cashman
JackGonzo: fuck you, he's not going to the AL East
Dews: my guess is Angels or Dodgers
JackGonzo: Beane is gonna be all Tom Cruise
Dews: west coast team will get a discount
Mr.SanDiego: Wisconsin over Ohio St.
SayHey: If anything, Boston, NY, or Chi Cubs
Dews: but Oakland can't afford that though
10:31 AM Mr.SanDiego: Football fools
SayHey: One can only hope SD
JackGonzo: like hell we can't, we're not paying anyone else
Mr.SanDiego: we are on football!
Dews: my bad
SayHey: Well, still paying Chavez huge dollars
Dews: sky is falling here... brb
Mr.SanDiego: changing topics is like trying to stop a freight train
SayHey: Pretty much
Mr.SanDiego: So clint was asking about weeknd NCAA FB
10:32 AM I think Ohio St. is ripe for being upset
JackGonzo: Is there a game bigger then Auburn Vandy?.....did I just say that?
Technically it wouldn't be an upset though, Wisconsin is ranked higher
Mr.SanDiego: I think both those teams are way over their level now
JackGonzo: I don't know, I've watched Vandy, they have some talent and no one is paying them any mind
Mr.SanDiego: this weekend though isn't the weekend one of them falls back down to earth
10:33 AM JackGonzo: If DJ Moore isn't a top ten pick next April I'll be shocked
Mr.SanDiego: Okay, they beat SC
but then who?
and no real blowouts
10:34 AM SayHey: SC is a non factor
Mr.SanDiego: they went through the soft part of their schedule and never really could pile it on
Vandy is a fraud
faking the funk
That said Auburn is no better
JackGonzo: they beat a tough Ole Miss team too
10:35 AM Mr.SanDiego: Um what was the score on that game clint?
JackGonzo: Vandy isn't an offensive power house, Vandy is a defensive team
Mr.SanDiego: a baseball score
Mr.SanDiego: oh I was talking Auburn now
SayHey: Not every good game has to be a blowout
Mr.SanDiego: and Miss st
10:36 AM But these were the weaker teams on their schedule
JackGonzo: oh Auburn sucks and is almost always overrated, just like the Suckeyes
Mr.SanDiego: when it comes time to put that into the BCS computers
it will hurt Vandy
Dews: Vandy sucks
10:37 AM Mr.SanDiego: I like Oregon vs USC for another smack down of the Trojans
Dews: only good thing to come outta Vandy was Buster Olney
SayHey: Jay Cutler?
And of course I joke
Dews: I stick by my oiginal statement...
JackGonzo: not if they can run the table...they have Georgia and Florida, but those are the only big power houses in the SEC they play until in the title game
Mr.SanDiego: So three losses
they won't even get a BCS game
10:38 AM Vandy may be better but they are not at that level yet
JackGonzo: Oregon St couldn't keep its production up and also lost last night to Utah, what's this say about USC?
10:39 AM Mr.SanDiego: I think the state of Oregon is not going to be kind to the boys from So Cal
JackGonzo: what's the worse game this weekend
10:40 AM Stanford v Notre Dame or LA Lafayette v LA Monroe?
Mr.SanDiego: Top 25 or overall?
SayHey: BYU vs Utah St.
JackGonzo: I should also throw in there Florida International v North Texas
10:41 AM SayHey: FSU vs Miami.........Cannes are going down my friends
Mr.SanDiego: VT at Western Kentucky
10:42 AM The Hilltoppers got beat 1-3 by the Wildcats (kentucky)
10:43 AM Noodle should be a happy camper this weekend
JackGonzo: Here's the real question, how many parole officers we will be at the FSU Miami game?
Mr.SanDiego: opps should read 41-3
SayHey: Not as many, the FSU suspensions are lifted
10:44 AM Dews: legal issues and NCAA issues are seprate though
Mr.SanDiego: The Aztecs of SDSU get TCU this weekend
well they are in TCU
that should get ugly too, human sacrafices all around
10:45 AM JackGonzo: lol
Will the Titans and Ravens game this weekend be one of the worst offensive games ever?
Mr.SanDiego: sweet can we go through each NFL matchup?
Well both D's can score
10:46 AM I think the Titans get this one though
They aren't starting a rookie QB
JackGonzo: How insufferable will SayHey be if the Niners can beat the Pats this weekend?
SayHey: I will dance naked in the streets
Mr.SanDiego: We can jsut put him on mute
10:47 AM question is, can the Niners protect their QB
SayHey: Really? I thought we are all Niner fans this week
Mr.SanDiego: that will be the difference maker in that game
JackGonzo: SayHey has had this weird obsession of dancing naked in the streets for the last 24 hours
I'm on bye
SayHey: I really want an excuse these days
Mr.SanDiego: KC Carolina
how ugly can that get
SayHey: Carolina will spank them
10:48 AM JackGonzo: Carolina literally running away
Mr.SanDiego: or is Huard the savior of the Chiefs
Dews: Huard is at least a servicable starter
SayHey: Hell, I think Gonzo might be KC's next starting QB
Mr.SanDiego: They did beat Denver
JackGonzo: or are the Broncos just really that bad
Mr.SanDiego: They have the #2 offense in the NFL
SayHey: We'll see this week........Their defense is going to have quite the workout
Mr.SanDiego: So Denver vs Tampa
10:49 AM another slaughter I think
Mr.SanDiego: Tampa D is strong
JackGonzo: real quick sidebar, CityCat just sent me this story, maybe the greatest story I've ever seen
SayHey: Tampa has a great running attack
Oh, I read about this
Future whack job kid of america
er, the world
Dews: Tampa if Garcia is ever allowed to start again
10:50 AM Dews: wow
Mr.SanDiego: What about your hometown boys clint
JackGonzo: no word on whether or not this kid is Dews in any way, we just can't be sure can we
SayHey: bye week
Mr.SanDiego: Does Houston have what it takes against the Colts?
Dews: they play them pretty well usually
SayHey: ah, Texans
Mr.SanDiego: Yeah no
JackGonzo: They get crushed...ZERO of their safeties are healthy
Mr.SanDiego: I have more respect for Manning and Addai
10:51 AM JackGonzo: I think they may pull a Washington State and start auditioning people for the spot
Dews: Manning is just beat up
he's at half speed
that totally screws up their timing
SayHey: And of course this matchup happens when I play Dews in FF.......Addai is going to single handedly crush me
JackGonzo: Ray Charles could throw all over the Texans
Dews: Yes, and Yes
Mr.SanDiego: Houston run defense??
Dews: And Portis
JackGonzo: they have a run defense?
Mr.SanDiego: So Atlanta Green Bay
SayHey: Not worried about Portis as much as Addai
Mr.SanDiego: Ryan vs Rodgers/maybe?
10:52 AM or is he out
JackGonzo: they only more inept team defensively may be the Broncos, Lions and Rams
Dews: I'm betting Rodgers is out
SayHey: He practiced yesterday, so im assuming Gametime decision
JackGonzo: He;ll play, if they let him
Dews: still wondering what happened to that older gentleman they had as a potential backup in Green Bay....
Mr.SanDiego: Matt Flynn
Dews: too bad they don't have him still...
JackGonzo: it's only the Falcons so he could play two series, score and let Flynn or Brohm in
Mr.SanDiego: wouldn't that be the way, all the hype on A Rog
SayHey: I think Brohm would have more success
10:53 AM Mr.SanDiego: and Matt Flynn leads this team
Yeah, even without Harris, the Packer D is going to dine on Ryan
JackGonzo: did Trey slip you the LSU Kool Aid?
Mr.SanDiego: Oh I love LSU
10:54 AM Speaking of...thoughts on Russell post Kiffin
and on the state of the Raiders
SayHey: Russell took the low road
JackGonzo: How bad are the Bengals going to get beaten by the Cowboys, and will you watch the game just to see Ocho Cinco kiss the star?
SayHey: I love what Sapp said
Dews: Russell was quoted as saing they had a good relationship though?
10:55 AM SayHey: He isnt going to stir the pot
Mr.SanDiego: Sapp is classic
JackGonzo: What did Sapp say?
SayHey: Sapp blames everything on Davis
JackGonzo: I don't have Showtime
SayHey: Said he needs to get rid of that 70's and 80's mentality
Mr.SanDiego: and yes, I would watch the Bagals Cowgirls just to see Ocho pull a TO
and get KOed at the 50
SayHey: And that once he is gone, the Raiders will be a playoff team again
10:56 AM Id love to see Ocho pull a Rock Cartwright.......since Rock stole that star dance from TO
Mr.SanDiego: so Cowboys baounce back
Dews: I'd rather see a Bengals blowout
SayHey: Mos def
Mr.SanDiego: but the Skins are not looking as strong on D all of a sudden
Dews: They looked pretty good last week
Mr.SanDiego: both Taylor and Springs are out
10:57 AM SayHey: Redskins D has been pretty solid lately
Dews: Springs is hurt, but Springs wasn't the only guy covering TO
SayHey: But the loss of Springs will hurt
JackGonzo: Skins Eagles...or how much shit talking will dews have to hear from our resident Eagle fan?
Mr.SanDiego: So less pass D
SayHey: Carlos Rogers took over and did pretty well
Mr.SanDiego: Like I said before
Dews: we CANNOT lose that game with her there
Mr.SanDiego: McNabb is goign to have to throw against the Skins
that should help him
JackGonzo: if Jackson catches the ball
Mr.SanDiego: good point
SayHey: I dont think him catching to ball is the issue
10:58 AM Its fumbling while doing retard dances
JackGonzo: I know all about WR not catching balls
Dews: ah yes
Mr.SanDiego: so I say Eagles in a nailbitter
SayHey: I hate to give this to the Eagles, but I gotta
Dews: it should be a good gae
SayHey: Philly home game
Dews: but we really only needed to win one of these games on the road
Dallas or Philly
10:59 AM Mr.SanDiego: What about that other NFC team
JackGonzo: does anyone care about the Bears Lions game? Does anyone care about the Lions?
Mr.SanDiego: the Giants Seahawks
Dews: and in all honesty, I'd rather see the Dallas win :)
Mr.SanDiego: does anyone even care
SayHey: Bears 76........Lion, tree
SayHey: Dah Bears
JackGonzo: Seahawks suck this year, even if Julius Jones is single handedly keeping me alive in fantasy football
Mr.SanDiego: Buffalo vs Arizona?
11:00 AM SayHey: Dah Bills
JackGonzo: bills by blowout
SayHey: No Boldin
No chance in hell
Mr.SanDiego: I think the Bills are better but they have a very very soft schedule
Dews: I don't believe in Bils
Mr.SanDiego: they win here though
SayHey: Bills play fundamental football........ I believe in the hype
Mr.SanDiego: next week they lose
SayHey: They have a bye next week
JackGonzo: you haven't seen a blowout this bad since Britney last flashed the paparazzi
Dews: Fitzgerald just get Boldin's 100 yards and finishes with 220 yards
11:01 AM SayHey: Terrance McGee is hurt, so its quite possible
Dews: Boldin is a luxury
JackGonzo: Bills are going to win the AFC East, and if the rest of the AFC isn't careful we're once again gonna be singing...Buffalos going to the Super Bowl
SayHey: Their #3 guy isnt half bad, Beesly, or something?
Mr.SanDiego: speaking of AFC East
expect to hear this a lot
Dews: Pats are still aroudn
11:02 AM haha
saw that coming
Mr.SanDiego: Having seafood this weekend
JackGonzo: well it was only a matter of time until that came up
SayHey: Yeh, had to drop that eardrum burster
11:03 AM JackGonzo: Alright wrap this up, we've been at it for an hour again, absolutely killing whatever work SayHey and Dews do
Mr.SanDiego: It makes ya get up out of your seat and do a little dance
SayHey: Pretty much......But, one final question
Dews: yea, Election season makes sky fall here...
Mr.SanDiego: Pitt over J ville
SayHey: Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson?
Mr.SanDiego: game of the week
Dews: EAS MAN!
"Now I'm done..."
Mr.SanDiego: NO over Vikes
JackGonzo: NO, Pitt
SayHey: Pitt, yeh
11:04 AM Mr.SanDiego: got em all
Monday morning QB next time
JackGonzo: Dodgers continue to piss off SD, Philadelphia fans lose their shit when they win a series and beat the Skins in the same weekend
Dews: not happening...
Mr.SanDiego: Yeah, We have to deal with Philly fan this week
SayHey: I think it will happen
11:05 AM Mr.SanDiego: oh jezus
SayHey: I hope to God we are wrong
JackGonzo: how come I see Dews doing a Gollum, I'm not listening thing right now
Dews: there is not enough beer to help me deal with that
SayHey: Philly fan deserves no happiness
SayHey: Ok fella's, time t ogo
JackGonzo: alright, you two go to lunch
Mr.SanDiego: take us out
11:06 AM JackGonzo: SD and I will actually eat breakfast
SayHey: Hate you both
JackGonzo: and everyone have a safe, fun, and non conception weekend
SayHey: No promises
Dews: I got nothing...
JackGonzo: When I say non conception obviously I mean no creating of babies, just the act of no actual
11:07 AM Jimmie has left
SayHey: Again, I cant vouche for Dews
JackGonzo: can we ever? Godd night now!