REAR ENTRIES: Super Bowls And Super Busts

Published: October 30th, 2009

I like the dance where they get down on all fours.

GRUDEN FLASHES THE BLING: I don’t usually post from message boards, but this was pretty funny and it’s harmless even if it isn’t true, so why not.

Me and about 10-12 other guys moved underneath the MNF booth in the 2nd half and in the 4th quarter we started a “We want Gruden” chant. Gruden and Jaws were looking at us and laughing, and then Gruden stood up and flashed his Super Bowl ring at us. After a little while security came over and said we were not allowed chant “We Want Gruden”

Gruden is in such a great position now. He was getting nothing but flack from the Tampa fans and media, and now he’s got his face on prime time television every week, showing off his football knowledge to everyone who follows the game while getting paid handsomely to do it. And there are enough shit teams in the NFL this year that come January, several owners are just going to hand him head coaching contracts with blanks for him to fill in his own salary. Getting fired from the Bucs was the best thing that could have happened to him. The only way life could get any better for Gruden is if he pissed De Bondt chocolate.

LANE KIFFIN 1, AL DAVIS 0: I brought up JaMarcus Russell in a previous post and it reminded me of the letter Al Davis sent to Lane Kiffin as his formal warning for his breach of contract.

I do realize that you did not want us to draft JaMarcus Russell. He is a great player. Get over it and coach this team on the field, that is what you were hired to do. We can win with this team!

Russell is currently boasting a 47.2 passer rating, including a 2/8 TD/INT ratio and a 46.3% completion percentage despite having high first round support at both RB and WR. Oh, I know I’m sitting in a big, fat glass house as I ride the Buccaneer failtrain into the 2010 draft, but I’m still willing to chuck rocks. It’s not that great a glass house.

Kiffin may not have been a good NFL coach, but he seems to know a thing or two about judging college talent, and that’s going to be a huge asset for the Vols heading into the future.