Showing posts from January, 2017

Devonta Freeman...Tread Lightly

(Source)- How are defenses supposed to account for Julio Jones' physical route-running when doubling him means opening up seams for Taylor Gabriel? How will New England get an outside pass rush on Ryan and have enough linebackers to match up with the Falcons' tight ends? Most importantly, how is any unit supposed to defend the complementary running back styles of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman?

Freeman has a short and sweet answer to the last query.

"We can do whatever we want," Freeman told Pro Football Talk on Thursday. "Pick your poison. ... We've had the game plan. The game plan doesn't change."

I honestly just don't understand. When are people going to learn that talking smack to the Patriots is only going to fire them up more? Maybe if it was a Week 10 matchup I wouldn't make too big of a deal out of this. Let us take a look at those who have called the Pats out recently...

A young safety calls out the greatest…

Boston Immigration Protest

I've never been to a protest before today. While I didn't actively participate, I thought it was important to go and check out this small piece of history. I stated my views on the matter yesterday and was happy to hear that a federal judge blocked the ban of people coming into the country so those detained at airports were free to go about their normal business. Here are a few things I noticed while walking around Copley Square:
-Everyone was pretty happy and calm. I expected there to be angry citizens cursing the president and his administration, but people were level headed and on the same page. Violence definitely would not have been the answer today.
-There were a fair share of idiots there who obviously had no business chanting and protesting, but were doing so just to protest something. It usually was white guys in their late teens and early twenties that brought signs that were humorous and had nothing to do with the actual protest. There were also people there who pr…

Anything Xtra Is Xtra Money

Growing up, we knew not to go to the beach until four in the afternoon, and to clear out by sundown. Now the same is true for Monica’s Mercato.
The entire clientele has changed. I remember squeezing my way into the old shop for “un porcion di parmiggiano” and maybe an empanada. Now they offer a Tuuka Special. You even have to wait thirty minutes for a call-ahead order placed the day before.
Just this afternoon, a tightly-wound mannequin of privileged upbringing held up the line for a good ten minutes trying to substitute grilled chicken breast for the mortadella in her Italian sub. 
“Like, is mortadella, like, the one with the chunks in it?”
The fellas behind the counter tried heroically to comprehend the request through the whining, while her idiot boyfriend perspired with shame in the glare of the incredulous behind him.
Why must the entitled defile perfection? 
Two mini-Biebers cut the line in front of me to join their acquaintance in tapered sweats at the counter, insisting upon Calabri…

Banning People from 7 Muslim Nations Probably Isn't a Good Idea

(Source)- President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked for a decade as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others. 

Around the nation, security officers at major international gateways had new rules to follow, though the application of the order appeared uneven. Humanitarian organizations scrambled to cancel long-planned programs, delivering the bad news to families who were about to travel. Refugees who were on flights when the order was signed were detained at airports.

Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya.

Sorry for using "FAKE NEWS" in my snippet above to get you up to speed. Anyways, I don't know what I expected. I don't know what he is expecting. But, by barring people from entering the Unit…

Guy Who Murdered a Cop Tried to Kill Himself on Facebook Live

The suspect in a double shooting has shot himself on the Crescent City Connection, according to a source. He appears to still be alive. Sylvester Holt is accused of shooting a Westwego police officer and a pregnant woman early Friday morning shooting at the intersection of Ames and Barataria boulevards. Police are currently on the the Crescent City Connection speaking with a man they believe is the suspect, Sylvester Holt. As of 3:40 p.m., he appeared to be surrendering with his hands behind his head. Officers had their guns drawn. Out of an abundance of caution, pulled the livestream of the scene. The officer killed at the scene was identified as Michael Louvier, according to Jefferson Parish Newell Normand. The woman was identified as 32-year-old Simone Veal of the 4000 block of Lillie Street in Marrero. The Jefferson Parish coroner said Veal was about eight weeks pregnant when she was killed.
Okay so today as I was trolling the internet I came across…

Loretta's Last Stand, Like For Real, The Last Time I Would Ever Go There

The wait at Sweetcheeks was an hour forty five, just slightly longer than we were willing to wait. 
All day, all week really, I daydreamed of pulled chicken smothered in sweet barbeque sauce, hearty mac and cheese, savory potato salad, and shoveling buttery honey biscuits into my mouth until I fell out of my chair.
But it was not to be.
The next logical option seemed to be a trial run at Loretta’s Last Stand, the new southern fried chicken bar that replaced La Verdad on Lansdowne Street. 
We walked in and were slapped in the face with a faint mirage of the old woman hand rolling tortillas behind the take-out counter, peacefully enveloped in the smoke of slow cooked pork. 
La Verdad was the best taco stand this side of Maria’s Taqueria within Boston city limits. Its unexpected closing left a gap in the Lansdowne Street pregame street food and made decent Mexican fare that much harder to find in our meat-and-potatoes city.

Enter Bob’s Country Bunker...

The low country, low culture ambience …

Thoughts On Trump and the Inauguration

Well, the time has come. Trump is scheduled to be sworn in at around 12 noon tomorrow morning. I'm not gonna get into the fact that he lost the popular vote and how he probably isn't the best fit for the country. What he did in this election season was amazing and shocking to most of America. It showed that Middle America and the middle class felt neglected. Hopefully he can fix that issue, while at the same time, figuring out how to appeal to the masses. 

As a quick side note, I have always thought of this guy to be a jerk. I followed him on Twitter back in the day just to laugh at his stupid takes. I used to think that The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice were weird power trippy shows. But, to each his own and now he is the president. He is a successful businessman (maybe) that will hopefully steer America into a great era of prosperity while at the same time taking steps in the right direction socially. 

At the end of the day, I want him to succeed because I want Ameri…