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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Michigan Punter Freaks Out After Dropping Punt Snap vs. Ohio State

TFD Opinions: It's Time to End Black Friday Insanity

The video above is just one of the borderline insane moments that occurred yesterday on Black Friday. It's become an annual tradition that people lose their minds in hopes of securing cheap luxury goods. Somehow it's acceptable collateral damage that we have a fake holiday where people trample each other and break down into riot like violence over waffle makers and video games. This needs to stop. Either retailers should be responsible enough on their own to make changes to avoid these problems or the government should step in and regulate Black Friday insanity.

Gameday: Lee Corso Tapes His Mouth Shut Before Bama Pick

Kansas Student Punished for Saying Brownback Sucks

Good work, Kansas. (TheDailyWhat)

Saturday Cartoon: Herman Cain Secret Service Protection

How Should Athletic Conferences Be Organized?

Does geography matter? (NYTimes)

Gameday Sign: This is a Poster

Jurassic Park

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Childhood vs. Adulthood

The Behavioral Economics of Thanksgiving

How to stop yourself from going back for that 3rd helping. (WashingtonPost)

Worst Dinner Guest Ever

Pat Robertson: Is Mac and Cheese a Black Thing Video

5 Black Friday Myths

The most overhyped day of the year. (Cracked)

Thanksgiving Flashback: Sarah Palin and the Turkey Slaughter

Unemployed Kobe Bryant Too Embarrassed to Attend High School Reunion

So what are you up to these days, Kobe? (SportsPickle)

Family Feud: Name Something You Like Soft But Firm

Megyn Kelly Pepper Spray Essentially Meme

The internet mocks Megyn Kelly for claiming pepper spray is essentially just a food product so no big deal. (QuickMeme)

What Could Obama Have Done?

While Republicans rip him for "lack of leadership" on the Super Committee, is there any doubt that they would've criticized him as being overbearing and interfering if he had been involved? (AndrewSullivan)

Comedian Thanksgiving Quotes

Jim Gaffigan: "Thanksgiving. It's like we didn't even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. 'Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?' 'But we do that every day!' 'Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?'" (HuffingtonPost)

Thanksgiving Cartoon: Occupy America

Super Committee Deal Coming?

How failure may lead to success. (WashingtonPost)

Black Friday Madness

The ever earlier start times to Black Friday don't end up benefitting anyone. (NYTimes)

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 12 2011 NFL Picks

Thanksgiving picks and the rest of the weekend. (SI)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bill Simmons 2011 Thanksgiving Day Picks

Best slate of Thanksgiving Day games in recent memory. (Grantland)

Jimmy Kimmel: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Republican Debate

Sports Turkeys of the Year

Of course, the Red Sox lead the pack. (SI)

How Republicans Became the Party of the Rich

It's always been good to be rich, now it's even better. (RollingStone)

New Yorker Thanksgiving Pilgrims Immigration Cover

Worst Foul Call of the Season: Kansas' Withey vs. Georgetown

Bring Back Simpson-Bowles

Time for a comeback. (AndrewSullivan)

Mitt Romney: Obama 2012

Ron Paul Could Win Iowa

Take him seriously. (CSMonitor)

Blame Jon Kyl for the Super Committee Failure

What a jerk. (WashingtonPost)

Friedman: Go Big, Mr. Obama

Campaign to win, not just as the lesser of two evils. (NYTimes)

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: John Hodgman on Republican Presidential Debate

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I Don't Want to Talk About It

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CNN Foreign Policy Republican Presidential Debate November 22 Winners and Losers

Reaction to each candidate's performance. (PoliticalWire)(WashingtonPost)

Think Progress: Actual Mitt Romney Quotes

Following Mitt Romney's standard that if you say something, even if you're quoting someone else as an insult or rebuke, it can be attributed to you...

Occupy Springfield


SEC Secedes From the United States

They should at least secede from the BCS. (SportsPickle)

A Defense of Grover Norquist

The problem is not Grover Norquist; the problem is the politicians who sign away their autonomy to him. (AndrewSullivan)

Mitt Romney's Campaign Ad Obama Quote Lie

At what point can a politician be called out for being a liar as opposed to just "misleading"? (MotherJones)

Brooks: The Two Moons

Waiting for the Sun Party. (NYTimes)

Rock Center: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Abraham Lincoln and Jesus are Very Popular

"2 people managed to beat [Aaron] Rodgers by exceeding the 90% mark for popularity [in Wisconsin]. Abraham Lincoln is seen positively by 91% of Americans compared to only 2% with an unfavorable opinion. And Jesus Christ has a 90% favorability rating with only 3% of voters seeing him in a negative light. With Republicans Jesus is at a 96/0 spread, which suffice it to say is a first in our polling.

As impressive as Jesus and Lincoln's numbers are, the person Americans expressed the highest opinion of in our poll is...themselves. We asked the question 'Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of yourself?' and 93% gave themselves a positive rating to only 1% with a negative one. We are a psychologically healthy nation...or an arrogant can probably argue that whichever way you want."- Public Policy Polling

LeGarrette Blount Super Mario Touchdown Run vs. Packers Video

60 Minutes: IMF Christine Lagarde

Game of Thrones Season 2 In Production Preview

Tony Scheffler Flash Mob Touchdown Dance vs. Panthers Video

NCAA College Football Bowl Projections November 21

Everyone is on board the LSU-Bama rematch train now. (ESPN)

Why Not Huntsman?

Still waiting for an answer. (Reason)

Pay Students to Quit Law School

Too many lawyers, not enough jobs. (Slate)

Why the Super Committee was a Dazzling Success

There's still a plan for cuts. The real failure is if they repeal it. (MotherJones)

Is Your Dog Smarter Than a 2 Year Old Child?

An experiment. (NYTimes)

When You Think About How Huge the Earth is

BJ Raji Rushing Touchdown vs. Bucs Video

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TFD Opinions: NFL Standings Playoff Projections After Week 11

East: Patriots (13), Jets (10), Bills (8), Dolphins (3)
North: Ravens (12), Steelers (12), Bengals (11), Browns (4)
South: Texans (11), Titans (8), Jaguars (4), Colts (0)
West: Raiders (11), Broncos (8), Chargers (7), Chiefs (4)
Playoffs: 1. Patriots 2. Ravens 3. Texans 4. Raiders 5. Steelers 6. Bengals

East: Cowboys (11), Giants (8), Eagles (8), Redskins (4)
North: Packers (15), Lions (10), Bears (10), Vikings (2)
South: Saints (13), Falcons (11), Bucs (6), Panthers (4)
West: 49ers (14), Seahawks (6), Cardinals (6), Rams (2)
Playoffs: 1. Packers 2. 49ers 3. Saints 4. Cowboys 5. Falcons 6. Lions

Life Satisfaction: Most People vs. Nerds

Pepsi Next: Mid Calorie Soda

Striking a balance between regular and diet soda. (HuffingtonPost)

Sunday Cartoon: Unforgettable Debate Quotes

5 Myths About Student Loans

Death, taxes...and student loans. (WashingtonPost)

What They Don't Teach Law Students

Law school graduates oddly enough don't know how to be a lawyer. (NYTimes)

Newt Gingrich Wants to Repeal Child Labor Laws

Liberals and their crazy child labor laws. (ThinkProgress)

The 13 Stupidest Plays in NFL History

So many to choose from. (Bloguin)

Chart: Do Politicians Care About You?

You Are Like the Slowest Reader Ever

SNL: Kemper Pedic Me Time Bed

SNL: Weekend Update: Really with Seth and Kermit: Congress Declares Pizza a Vegetable

SNL: Jason Segel Monologue and Muppets Song

Baylor Tipped Pass Touchdown vs. Oklahoma Video

SNL: Mitt Romney: Raw and Unleashed

SNL: Auditions to Replace Regis Philbin

Quite a list: Ricky Gervais, Charles Barkley, George Lopez, Garrison Keeler, Rosie O'Donnell, Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, and Kathie Lee Gifford all want to replace Regis.

SNL: Weekend Update: Jon Huntsman Loves New Hampshire

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