Steve Jobs’ Randoms for Thursday

Posted: October 6, 2011 by robjoneslyes in Bloggin' Interns: John Hammon

Thoughts compiled while wondering if I’m allowed to look at these ESPN the Magazine “The Body Issue” photos at work…

– “Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” -Steve Jobs. The link below is to a commencement speech given at Stanford about a year after he was diagnosed with cancer. You may have already seen it, many have. But it’s excellent, so I hope you enjoy.

Word bouncing around Twitter last night that Mike Sanford was out as offensive coordinator at Louisville. If the decision is a realization that they’ve made a wrong choice and the chemistry truly doesn’t fit, then good for them to have the courage to pull the trigger now. I’ll always believe in decisiveness. But if it’s just a knee-jerk reaction and he’s just a sacrificial lamb for the Marshall loss and the poor offensive output in that one, then that’s not decisiveness, it’s pandering. And it’s troubling. Only time can really tell whether it’s the former or the latter.

-Did they seriously make a movie about Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? It’s getting solid reviews, but I don’t care. I can’t take that seriously.

-If you could somehow sign Adrian Beltre to a series of 162 one-game contracts, he’d rewrite baseball history.

“We are the poster child for compliance…” -Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. I think I’m just gonna leave that quote from Tuesday there for you.

-You know what, Brett Favre? Might want to stop talking for awhile… maybe sit the next few plays out.

-North Carolina rookie running back Giovani Bernard doesn’t blow me away with his overall speed, but it’s good enough. Where he hurts you is his ability to fight out of contact and keep moving downfield. If Louisville doesn’t wrap him up and tackle on first contact, he’ll make them pay. He runs hungry.

-Hey, yeah, so everyone on my Facebook feed… I don’t have time to watch Breaking Bad right now. I promise I’ll get to it. I’m sure it’s great. Now leave me alone.

-Am I crazy or is there any reason they can’t pick the Monday night game the week prior instead of before the season starts? There’s nothing else on Monday nights and we need that game to be a hit every week! We need to call an audible on some of these games! Next week is Miami against the Jets. Seriously. We get the Jaguars and Chiefs twice apiece from here on out, and the Packers once. You’ve got to give me something to watch, because I’m not going back to trying to figure out how that guy met the kid’s mother. They lost me after about the sixth girl turned out to actually just be another skank.

-I can’t explain it but does anyone feel a little guilty when you teach the autocomplete on your cell phone a new swear word?

-There were 150 tents lined up around the new Chik-Fil-A on Hurstbourne Lane on Wednesday night. They were giving away free chicken for a year or something to the first hundred customers Thursday morning. When I asked a friend who was working there why there were more than one hundred camping out even though the free chicken was just for the first hundred, they said “They’re just there to have a good time.” What is Chik-Fil-A putting in that chicken? Who tailgates a restaurant opening? What are they gonna do tomorrow, just get a chicken sandwich and go home to blog about it? My head is spinning.

-The Yankees using CC Sabathia in the bullpen for tomorrow’s game 5 while Detroit has Verlander on ice represents everything wrong with baseball. From the willingness of teams to put the team above the player’s career, to the difference between a smaller market team’s limitations and a large market team’s ability to be frivolous with a valuable asset. Here’s hoping the Yankees get bumped off tomorrow and we can celebrate another season free of a New York or Boston championship.

Until next time, Buzzers…


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