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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Movie Trailer: Gerrymandering

Wes Anderson Save the Date

Bad Year for TV

New shows are struggling. (DailyBeast)

Engineering Wonders

Marveling at tall buildings and impressive bridges. (HuffingtonPost)

Bill Maher: Christine O'Donnell is Not You

America is better than Christine O'Donnell. (HuffingtonPost)

Weirdest Political Ads of 2010

So many to choose from. (CSMonitor)

Saturday Cartoon

Support the Troops

Actually support them with more than bumper stickers. (NYTimes)

Ron Washington is Still a Cokehead?

Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Rock: Kelsey Grammer Carvel Scam

The Office: Michael Learns to Ride a Bike

SI Weekend Pickoff

Another #1 going down. (SI)

Bill Simmons' Week 7 Picks

Monday night showdown for the Cowboys with the season on the line. (ESPN)

The Office: Stinger

So You Want to Go to Law School?

Cody Ross = Ssory Doc

It's like the Da Vinci Code.

Wayne Rooney Death Threat

Soccer (football) fans go a little overboard sometimes.

Fiscal Frauds

You're gonna have to do better than that. (AndrewSullivan)


Is it that bad for Obama if Republicans take over Congress? (TheAtlantic)

The Last Stand

Nearing the end of the road for the core four (Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, Rivera). (DailyBeast)

Midterm Election Vote Flowchart

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Titanium Necklaces?

Unclear if it's anything more than a placebo effect. (YahooSports)

Oregon Playboard Mystery

Not so easy to decipher. (YahooSports)

ALCS Game 6 Preview

Can the Yankees force a Game 7 showdown against Cliff Lee? (SI)

Wild Winter Forecast

Get ready for another crazy one. (CSMonitor)

Thanks, Captain Obvious

Stop printing generic news stories. (Slate)

Victory in Afghanistan?

Are we starting to win? (Slate)

Judicial Emergency

John Roberts needs to take a page from his predecessor's book. (NYTimes)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pac-12 Divisions

California schools split up. (ESPN)

Democrats Could Lose 8000 Seats in Midterms

Everybody panic. (TheOnion)

SI Weekend Pickoff- NFL

Huge games for the Vikings, Cowboys, and Chargers. (SI)

Lance Berkman Wipes Out

The American Dream

The middle class ideal is fading. (Time)

Daily Show: Hitler is Hitler

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
A Relatively Closer Look - Hitler Reference
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity

Attack Ad Attacks Wrong Markey

All Fun and Games Til Someone Gets a Concussion

James Harrison doesn't want to stop crushing defenseless receivers. (YahooSports)

Stewart/Colbert Rally Growing

Expanding beyond DC. (CSMonitor)

The Left's Sarah Palin?

Krystal Ball (apparently that's actually her name). (Slate)


Exploiting 501(c)(4) to hide your donors. (LATimes)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

It says something about Harry Reid that Sharron Angle might actually win in November. (NYTimes)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Steve Bartman Attends Yankee Game

The Return of the Liquored Up Kicker

Pat McAfee pulls a Vanderjagt. (Deadspin)

Up: The Rent is Too Damn High

Mayan Apocalypse Not in 2012?

Looks like they'll have to make a new movie. (Time)

Third Party Failures

Third parties will never catch on. (Newsweek)

Colbert's Papa Bear O'Reilly Moments

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
On Topic: Colbert Case Files - Papa Bear
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive

Cano's Jeffrey Maier Home Run

NFL Power Rankings

The Jets continue their rise to the top. (ESPN)(SI)

Case Against Rally to Restore Sanity

A dissenting opinion. (Slate)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stephen Colbert on the View

The Rent is Too Damn High

Tom McClintock: Republican Sour on Republicans

"The American people are about to give Republicans a second chance that we know we don’t deserve, that we haven’t earned. … The American people have every right, and every reason, to blame a Republican president and a Republican Congress for the mess that confronted the Obama administration on January 20, 2009 — let us be honest be about this," - Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA).

Using Psychology to Get What You Want

Men are easier manipulated after 6 PM. (Time)

Glenn Beck Apocalypse Survival Kit

No longer just about buying gold. (Time)

The Insane New York Gubernatorial Debate

The rent is too damn high! the name of one of the parties on the ballot. (DailyBeast)

Sharron Angle Tells Students They Look Asian

Animal Showdowns

Shark vs. Octopus and more. (HuffingtonPost)

Secret Service Agent Almost Killed President Johnson

...hours after the Kennedy assassination. (HuffingtonPost)

Craigslist: Florida Gators Seek Offensive Coordinator

Cable News Sensationalism

The bane of rational discourse. (CSMonitor)

Senior Moments

Using drugs to improve memory. (PopSci)

Ignoring the Lamestream Media

The new political practice of "if you can't beat them, ignore them." (Slate)

Movie Review: Hereafter

Clint Eastwood ventures into unknown territory. (NYTimes)

It Could be Worse

Not the best slogan to spark enthusiasm in the average American. (NYTimes)

Money Isn't Everything

Campaign spending isn't a kingmaker. (NYTimes)

Christine O'Donnell is Not Qualified to Hold Any Political Office

"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?"- Christine O'Donnell (NYTimes)

Monday, October 18, 2010

College Football Power Rankings

Oklahoma, not atop the power rankings, heads to Missouri on Saturday looking to avoid Alabama and Ohio State's fate. (ESPN)

TFD Senate Projections

Projected Result: 53 Democrats, 47 Republicans

Contested races in order of likelihood of Republican victory:

Lead-Pipe Locks:
North Dakota: Easy win for Hoeven (R)
Arkansas: Easy win for Boozman (R); big mistake by Democrats in nominating Lincoln instead of Halter
Indiana: Evan Bayh (D) retires and hands the seat to Republicans' Dan Coats (R), easy win
Ohio: Somehow Bush appointee, Rob Portman (R), is winning easily

Democrats in Trouble:
Florida: Staying Republican unless Charlie Crist surges to victory and then caucuses with the Democrats
Alaska: In-fighting between Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Joe Miller gives the underdog Democrat a small chance
Wisconsin: Inexplicably, Russ Feingold (D) is in trouble and poised to lose the seat
Kentucky: The only Republican seat in trouble, Rand Paul (R) is trying to fend off attacks on his "extremism".
Pennsylvania: Pat Toomey (R) used to be considered crazy until people like Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell came about; PA and NJ love to swing late toward Democrats though so a comeback isn't out of the question
Colorado: Michael Bennet (D) seems to be staging a comeback but remains the underdog

Nevada: It shows how much Nevada hates Harry Reid (D) that he's in a toss-up against someone so clearly unqualified. I honestly can't imagine him losing but who knows.
West Virginia: Manchin (D) is popular in the state but West Virginia has been moving Republican at the national level so there are no guarantees.
Illinois: Mark Kirk (R) has had some trouble tacking back to the center and this race has been a toss-up for months.
Washington: Republicans have to win all of the above races + Washington or California to win the Senate, not looking very likely right now.
California: How Carly Fiorina (R) is viewed as viable when she was a terrible CEO and terrible campaigner for John McCain is unclear.

NHL Power Rankings

Awful start for the Devils. (ESPN)

Cowboys' Lateral Play vs. Vikings

Girl With the Ball

Homer Simpson is Catholic

Or so the Vatican says. (Time)

Colbert Report's Best Threatdowns

The best 17. (HuffingtonPost)

Things Rich People Like

Pictured above: the stock market. (HuffingtonPost)

Pepperdine Players Dunks Over 7 People

College Football Bowl Projections

The experts don't have faith in the undefeated BCS conference teams staying that way. (ESPN)

The Root of the Problem

The theories behind the economy's collapse are still in play. (ForeignPolicy)

The Great Debates

Talking point vs. talking point. (Slate)

Boise State: So Close Yet So Far

After being predicted to be #1 in the BCS standings, Boise State is #3, again just outside of the title game. (LATimes)

Economic Warfare

China is trigger happy. (NYTimes)

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