Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Griese to replace Grossman at QB for Bears

NFL.com Wire Reports

The NFL Network's Adam Schefter has confirmed that Brian Griese will start at quarterback Sunday for the Chicago Bears.

Griese will replace Rex Grossman, who threw three interceptions as the Chicago Bears fell to the Dallas Cowboys 34-10 on Sunday night and did not get a vote of confidence from his coach a day later.

"Will Rex Grossman start Sunday?" coach Lovie Smith asked on Monday, repeating the question. "Well, our evaluation process is going on right now, and if you come out to practice Wednesday, you'll have a better idea of who will be starting at all positions."

Smith gave his usual answer when asked Sunday night about Grossman -- "Rex Grossman is our quarterback" -- but his tone was different on Monday, fueling speculation Brian Griese might start Sunday against Detroit.

Grossman's supporters would have a hard time arguing against the move, considering he ranks 23rd in the league with 500 yards, has a 45.2 passer rating and is 47-of-89 (52.8 percent) with a league-leading six interceptions and just one touchdown.

But is Griese the answer?

A Pro Bowl pick with Denver in 2000, he has passed for 16,564 yards, but has also been released three times -- by the Broncos, Miami and Tampa Bay.

"I have confidence in our entire football team," Smith said. "Brian is a part of that. After you have a loss like that, we all feel bad. We should."

And Smith realizes something needs to change -- quickly.

At 1-2, the Bears are certainly not living up to those soaring expectations after last season's Super Bowl appearance. Besides Grossman's struggles, injuries are mounting.

They lost former Pro Bowl safety Mike Brown and starting nose tackle Dusty Dvoracek to season-ending knee injuries in the opener at San Diego. And on Sunday, Bears were falling like dominoes.

Linebacker Lance Briggs (groin), cornerback Nathan Vasher (groin) and defensive tackle Tommie Harris (knee) all left the game with injuries. Offensive lineman Ruben Brown suffered what was announced as a game-ending ankle injury, although he returned near the end.

"All of these injuries we're evaluating right now," Smith said. "I can't give you anything else."

As for the evaluation at quarterback, Grossman's troubles are well-documented and they explain why the Bears let him enter this season with an expiring contract rather than an extension.

He was the NFC Offensive Player of the Month last September. Now, he may not be the starting quarterback when September ends.

There certainly is blame to pass around, but the focus is on the quarterback.

The Bears were hoping Grossman would play the way he did the first five weeks last season and ditch the inconsistency he showed the rest of the way.

Well, he is more consistent.

The problem is "Bad Rex" keeps lining up behind center, and that's bad news for the Bears.

Smith stuck with Grossman last season, but that leash appears to be growing shorter with each pass into double or triple coverage; there were a few of those on Sunday night.

Like the one that Anthony Henry picked off early in the fourth quarter.

Dallas' Nick Folk had just kicked a 44-yard field goal when Grossman tried to hit Muhsin Muhammad in triple coverage. Henry intercepted and ran it back 28 yards for a touchdown that made it 27-10 and put away the Bears.

Grossman didn't get much help.

"All the way around the whole offense, it was one of those days where it seemed like we'd get something going and it'd fall back, and we just couldn't get anything going," wide receiver Bernard Berrian said.

For Ann Coulter, Upsetting Democrats Is Better Than Sex

This text below is from the Examiner and basically supports my video about Ann Coulter and John Edwards, where I stated he and his wife Elizabeth were waisting their time attacking her. My video's below, in case you didn't see it the first time.

From The Examimner - Coulter’s latest publicity extravaganza is pegged “If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans,” which is due out in two weeks. Her polemical pyrotechnics are sure to cause just as much hullabaloo as her previous works (a sampling: “Bill Clinton’s library is the first one to ever feature an Adults Only section” and “The Military — Their Pet Peeve: Keeping George Clooney Safe”).

In the book, Coulter admits to loving the marvelous buzz (and money) her controversies create. “About twice a year for nearly a decade, I have upset the little darlings with some public statement. … Each time they think I can’t ‘sink any lower’ — I proceed to do so! ... When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive. … And with every statement that brought my career to a crashing halt, I continued to write bestsellers. ... My career has been ‘finished’ so many times, I’ve practically made a career out of ending my career.”

TechCrunch's Arrington Says Trumpia's A Stupid Site

TechCrunch's Michael Arrington was totally blunt in his dislike for Trumpia, the site that allows you to send one message to a group of people and on their cell phones, instant message, and phone text at the same time -- did I leave anything out?

He writes "Don’t even think of using this to contact me. Trumpiais an absurdly stupid new site that, like the efficient crank calling tool we once covered, will likely be used to annoy people far more often than it will be used for any useful purpose.

Here’s how it works: Register for an account and tell it the contact information for your soon-to-be-ex friends. Make sure you enter their instant messaging, cell phone and email contact information for maximum impact. You can then group your friends and message them all at once by texting a message to Trumpia. Your friends receive the message on all of their communication devices at the same (email, SMS, IM), ensuring that there is no way in the world that they can plausibly claim to have missed it."

I've got to say any company that has a diverse video showing a Black male in a positive light can't be all bad to me. I'll give them a chance. Here's the video:

Blip.tv's Mike Hudack Brokers Deal With Rocketboom - Ads In QuickTime Videos A First

I got this from ClickZ as it's 2:45 AM and I'm too tired to blog it myself. Props to Mike.

Rocketboom’s quirky video blog now contain clickable video ad overlays that might mark the first time such ad units were created in QuickTime, according to those involved.

The ad campaigns are the result of a deal between Rocketboom and blip.tv, an online network that hosts, distributes, finds sponsors for and shares revenue with independently produced programs. Blip.tv is also now hosting Rocketboom segments, serving its RSS feed and syndicating it to other online video portals, said blip.tv co-founder and CEO Mike Hudack. Other shows on the growing site include Wallstrip, Geek Entertainment TV and Alive in Baghdad.

The first ad campaign to accompany Rocketboom episodes is for the second season of Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. Blip.tv worked with New York ad agency Deep Focus to broker the deal. In addition to the QuickTime video ad overlay, the campaign includes post-roll videos for the Silverman show.

Blip.tv personnel began working with counterparts at Rocketboom several months ago and built the infrastructure needed to transfer Rocketboom’s hundreds of episodes to blip.tv, said Hudack. It also developed what Hudack calls “pioneering new technology” needed to serve the Silverman campaign ads.

Hudack said he believes it’s the first time anybody has created interactive QuickTime overlay ads that behave similarly to the more common Flash units. “Historically, with Flash video on the Web you can pretty much do anything you want, but QuickTime is more complicated and more difficult to work with,” he said. “QuickTime is not an authoring environment." He said the overlay comes up within a few seconds of the initiation of a video and has a close button..

Hudack declined to share early results, but he said the partnership is "seeing good viewership numbers and good impression numbers.”

The QuickTime overlay works in iTunes and Miro. In his blog, Hudack praised “the brilliant Dennis Backus of Apple’s QuickTime team and Josh Paul of Aweli” for their work on the project. He also said Rocketboom co-creator Andrew Michael Baron, “wouldn’t settle for just any QuickTime advertising implementation” and “insisted on something groundbreaking.”

Blip.tv has 10 employees, three of which are involved in ad sales, working with “a number of different agencies and brands.”

In a statement, Deep Focus Media Director Eric Druckenmiller observed Rocketboom and Sarah Silverman are a good match since they feature “unique content” appreciated by both of their audiences. Hudack agreed, noting, “Everybody is trying to figure out how you take the content we deal with and match it with advertising” that resonates with the fans. He said many programs hosted by blip.tv have avid followers who are notified regularly when a new episode is available. “Some of these people get shows delivered on a daily basis,” said Hudack. “They develop a real relationship with the host or hostess.”

Also important is finding ways to serve advertisements that are as non-intrusive as possible, he said. The video overlays being used on Rocketboom are an example of this in that it gives viewers “the opportunity to learn more and, if they are not interested, to kind of tune it out or, if they want, to close it."

Meg White Shown Having Sex With Fat Guy - White Stripes Axes Tour

Here's yet another sex tape scandal! (What is it with this?)

Because this is a family blog for those 16 and up, I'm not going to run the sex tape that's posted all over the Internet and freely downloadable or postable. But I will have a face photo if only to attempt to confirm that it's Meg White of the White Stripes -- which I've never heard of. But many think it's her.

The sex video itself is nothing special. First, I hate to watch, and like to "do." Second, she's got a pot belly and is flabby. Third, I look better than he does by far.

But the question is -- is that her?

Well look at these photos and tell me what you think?

My view? That girl looks a lot like her...droopy chest and all. The boobs reveal it all. The lady in the movie has sagging tits; this photo of Meg White shows, you can see it, saggy tits. Then there's the hair and the nose and eye distance and ...it's her.

Blyk Is Innovative Solution That Could Revolutionize Communications

I just learned about Blyk a few seconds ago. The website for the product reads..

Blyk is the new mobile network for 16 – 24s that’s funded by advertising. Blyk links young people with brands they like and gives them free texts and minutes every month.

For advertisers, Blyk is an innovative, new media channel, providing direct access to the 16-24 year old market.

Blyk is now live in the UK. It will go pan-European during 2008 with the potential to reach over 40 million young consumers.

Blyk was co-founded by CEO Pekka Ala-Pietilä, former president of Nokia Corporation, and Antti Öhrling, Chairman and CEO of Contra Group.

Blyk has offices in London, UK and Helsinki, Finland

This network is free to the user and the target audience Blyk identifies is in every high school and college in the World. Wow. The most obvious connection to me is...

Well, I'm not going to say. Let's just leave this -- the clue: "Save The Cheerleader. Save The World."

President Bush Insults Barack Obama - Examiner

Yep. This Bush official -- who wasn't countered by the President, and so must be held to task -- said this:

As for Obama, a senior White House official said the freshman senator from Illinois was "capable" of the intellectual rigor needed to win the presidency but instead relies too heavily on his easy charm.

"It's sort of like, 'that's all I need to get by,' which bespeaks sort of a condescending attitude towards the voters," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "And a laziness, an intellectual laziness."

Of all the people to hurl such an accusation!

Barack Obama Wins Candidate Mashup Debate Poll - Huff Post

"Barack Obama Wins Candidate Mashup Debate Poll"

This news was just posted on the Huffington Post online news blog. The debate was the result of a collaboration between Slate, Yahoo, and the Huff Post. This win is significant, as the online event drew 1 million people.

Under Pressure From Hillary Clinton, GQ Kills Negative Story About Her - Politico.com

Apparently, GQ writer Josh Green wrote a negative article about Hillary Clinton . According to this article in Politico.com, it was killed by the Clinton campaign, who threatened to curb access to Bill Clinton. I wonder what the article said? Something like that can only stay low for so long.

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Atlanta Falcons' DeAngelo Hall Goes Off In Loss To Panthers

I don’t know why Atlanta Falcons Cornerback De Angelo Hall went off in the game againt Carolina, but I’m sure it was related to the kind of year he’s had thus far. D-Hall’s been torched. He was taken to school by Chad Johnson in the second game of the season, and the Panther’s Steve Smith wasn’t so kind either. Still, he’s been beaten before, so that can’t be the only reason for his actions that producd not one but two personal foul penalties.

But after reading the AJC, it seems that Hall’s got a hot head, and Smith may have figured out how to get to him. It certainly worked, as the Panthers scored on the critical three-penalty-drive that led to their victory over the Falcons 27-20. For his part, Hall’s facing a team-given punishment and is going to take it like an adult: "I made a mistake. I promise it won't happen again, no matter what."

We’ll see.