Seattle Seahawks – Cry Babies

Here’s a roundup of the headlines from Seattle’s major newspapers regarding the :

Oh. My. God. They clearly like the revenge factor in Seattle. This Seahawks blogger probably sums up the attitude of Hawks fans: Eat it, Minnesota! Seahawks sign Burleson to ridiculous offer sheet.

Could an organization display more childish behavior?!? It’s breathtaking. I admit, mirroring the was cute…but also dumb. , I’ll take Seattle’s 3rd round pick and I very much suspect that they are overpaying for the privilege of signing Burleson.

Not that there’s necessarily something wrong with overpaying for a player you really feel you need. We did that by signing Hutchinson. But to overpay out of spite? Not so smart.

I hope Burleson thrives in Seattle. Given the right circumstances, he could thrive; he demonstrated that in 2004–but then he was lining up opposite , too. Few people have that luxury. , when he was given the chance to be the featured receiver, he didn’t step up and size the opportunity. I think he’s fine slot receiver, but is he worth what the Seahawks are giving him?

I don’t think so.

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Seattle Seahawks – Cry Babies

Here’s a roundup of the headlines from Seattle’s major newspapers regarding the :

Oh. My. God. They clearly like the revenge factor in Seattle. This Seahawks blogger probably sums up the attitude of Hawks fans: Eat it, Minnesota! Seahawks sign Burleson to ridiculous offer sheet.

Could an organization display more childish behavior?!? It’s breathtaking. I admit, mirroring the was cute…but also dumb. , I’ll take Seattle’s 3rd round pick and I very much suspect that they are overpaying for the privilege of signing Burleson.

Not that there’s necessarily something wrong with overpaying for a player you really feel you need. We did that by signing Hutchinson. But to overpay out of spite? Not so smart.

I hope Burleson thrives in Seattle. Given the right circumstances, he could thrive; he demonstrated that in 2004–but then he was lining up opposite , too. Few people have that luxury. , when he was given the chance to be the featured receiver, he didn’t step up and size the opportunity. I think he’s fine slot receiver, but is he worth what the Seahawks are giving him?

I don’t think so.

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Nate Burleson Signs With Seattle For…$49 Million

Is this the being cute? Forty-nine million for seven years–?

I don’t know how the Seahawks structured , but I have a hard time believing he’s worth that much. According to , $5.25 million is guaranteed. That sounds a bit pricey.

, I like Bureleson but considering our current situation at receiver, I wouldn’t be extremely upset at losing him–especially if keeping him meant overpaying–and getting a third round pick as compensation.

Zulgad reports in the same article that will sign with the .

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Tavern On Grand – Best Walleye In The Twin Cities

Okay, this is a new thing I’m going to do in conjunction with my . I will occasionally write up a little blurb on places in the Twin Cities  that I like for one reason or another and then link to these posts from my Twin Cities mashup. We’ll see if it drives traffic deeper into my blog. Without further ado, then…

My eldest sister is the best! I absolutely love and she knows it because I took her there when she visited from Vermont for her annual trek through the . She remembered and sent me a gift certificage from Tavern On Grand for Christmas. Sweet!

Whenever I have friends or family in from out of town, I take them there for the Walleye dinner. It’s about seventeen, eighteen bucks for a two-fillet dinner but it’s worth every penny. Uhhhhhhhh, so good. They’ve got plenty
of seating but a small bar, so if you’re going there to hang at the bar and take
in a baseball game, good luck.

Not only do they have the best Walleye
ever, but they serve as well. They have wi-fi access, but it’s restricted. ASIDE: You
might want to mention something to them about that ;-).

Check out more cool places around the metro at my .

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Dick Cheney & Prince – Prima Donnas

The Smoking Gun , stipulating his requirements for staying at a given hotel. The temperature in the room has to be 68 degrees. Four bottles of water. Four cans of diet, caffeine-free Sprite. The decaf coffee must be hot before he arrives and it must be served in a carafe. The television must be tuned to Fox News. Of course. (The Smoking Gun in the case where is being sued by his LA landlord, forward , for painting the place purple.)

Prima donnas.

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Vikings Sign Safety Tank Williams

The signing of former ‘ safety takes a lot of the edge off the signing of backup quarterback .

I was wondering if we were going to address any of our defensive needs during free agency, so the signing was a step in the right direction.

At 6′ 3", 223 pounds, Williams is a big, hard-hitting safety. A five-year veteran, he’s spent all of his career at strong safety for the Titans. 2004 was the only year he did not play in all sixteen games, when an ACL injury to his left knee injury limited him to nine games.

He made 58 tackles last year and 20 assists with one pick and 4 passes defended. Williams was the 13th pick of the second round of the 2002 draft by the Titans. He ran a 4.45 40 prior to the draft.

This is a great pickup. He should be fully recovered from his 2004 injury and he’s a quick, hard-hitting densive back.

The Vikings also signed former San Diego Chargers defensive end, . Scott stands 6’1" and weighs 260 pounds and has played in 56 games during his career. He had 4.5 sacks last year but his career high came in his sophmore season of 2003, when he notched 6.5 sacks.

In 2004, abdominal and knee injuries kept his sack total to 1.5. The Chargers signed him as an undrafted rookie in 2001 and Scott played on their practice squad that year.

He’s a baseball fan who likes to spend time at the batting cages.

This guy looks like he could be a good pickup as well.

Vikings free agent linebacker is visiting in St. Louis today.

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Mike McMahon Signs With Vikings To Backup Johnson

"Over the years, I’ve sometimes seemed to force some throws in third-down situations, where you can check it down or trust the back to go out and get the yards. Brad is very good at hitting the checkdowns and playing it safer…Playing behind Brad might get me to calm down a little bit and make better decisions on the field."

Doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, does it? That’s , by Star Tribune beat writers Kevin Seifert and Judd Zulgad.

Mike McMahon. If I recall correctly, the highlight of his career was coming off the bench . Don’t get too excited. We always get beaten by shitty second- and third-string quarterbacks. Remember when the picked us apart? Yeah.

So count me as underwhelmed with the signing of McMahon. All the guy has done is lose. He went 2-5 as a starter last year with a 55.2 quarterback rating, throwing eight interceptions and five touchdowns.

Here’s hoping the 37 year old has been diligently keeping himself in superb shape during the offseason because I’d hate to have to see us rely upon McMahon.

I would’ve been much more comfortable with former , who signed with , as the primary backup. Though he was a third-stringer in Green Bay, he spent five years under , so you gotta figure he learned something and he hasn’t had his confidence destroyed the way McMahon apparently has.

But we scared Nall away because rookie head coach Brad Childress told reporters that the Vikings might bundle some picks to move up and take one of the top quarterbacks in the draft. Nall had a taste of that in Green Bay, so he scampered off to Buffalo for a promotion.

What happened to the Viking’s tight-lipped policy?

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force

My DVR describes as "food items solve crimes." They are food items but I can’t recall them ever solving crimes. This is one of my favorite shows and, if you’re not familiar with it, is of the genius that is .

The Hunger Force of the series consists of Master Shake is a self-centered milkshake. Frylock is a goateed box of french fries who plays the straight-man, has a jewel embedded in his back, and can shoot lasers from his eyes. Meatwad is a gullible glob of meat who can morph into the shape of a hot dog or an igloo.

Carl is their disgusting next door neighbor. He’s human…well, sub-human. Many of the episodes open with a short scene featuring Dr. Weird, a mad scientist, and his assistant, Steve.

The intergalactic characters include the Mooninites and the Plutonians.

The Mooninite characters include Ignignokt and Err, a couple of smart-assed two-dimentional pixelated game sprites lifted right out of any 80s arcade game. The Plutonians consist of Oglethorpe and Emory, a couple of spikey and stupid extraterrestrials. Oglethorrpe has an Austrian accent.

This is a typically great episode that includes most of the characters:

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