To quote the great band, Staind, "It's been awhile."
I suck. I've been busy. Turns out law school isn't quite the awesome, drunken, free-time filled mess that undergrad is. Go figure.
Anyway, I figure I'd hit you guys up with some quick thoughts following a loooooooong break.
First, the OC cancellation. I really can't say that I'm surprised here. Fox was pretty stupid to put one of their top dramas up against Grey's Anatomy. Let's be honest. Most of the people watching the OC weren't stupid college-age male stoners, so putting the show up against (seemingly) every woman's (probably more appropriately "high school girl's") favorite TV show wasn't a smart idea. I'm disappointed. Obviously. I really think this season has been a lot better than Season 3. That whole Johnny nonsense was awful. I hadn't cared less for an OC character since the whole "Oliver" debacle of Season 1. I think Kaitlin Cooper and Taylor Townsend were really coming into their own as hotties. Taylor had even passed Summer for me in terms of who I'd rather play a game of "Hide the Pringles Can" with.
As for other reality shows:
- Twentyfourseven was a terrible show. That being said, I really enjoyed it. The people who starred in it had absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. However, the guy "Cipes" was a true insipiration for mankind. Basically his life consisted of smoking pot, laying extremely flaky game down on chicks (who I'm sure bought it because this was set in LA and he's somewhat well off), and play guitar. If you haven't already, I highly suggest you check out cipesandthepeople.com AND gregcipes.com . Truly can't miss stuff here.
- CT is really entering unprecedented territory for the Duel. It was brought up in a Bill Simmons chat yesterday, but I think CT has officially passed Alton from a few years ago as the greatest Real World/Road Rules challenge player of all-time. I mean Evan, who is probably one of the meatiest dudes on the planet and can probably bench press my Ford Explorer, was visibly shitting his pants at the prospect of facing CT. Then, when they get into the challenge, CT somehow channelled his hidden marsupial genes and climbed the rope in the ascent challenge in about 1.8 seconds. CT and Brad should get some kind of award for excellence in the field of meatheadishness, it's truly inspiring.
- Real World has fallen off massively, nothing really interesting has happened as of late other than Brooke being completely off the reservation. I have never seen a girl bitch as much as she does. That's saying A LOT. That's saying I've never seen ANYONE bitch as much as she does. Somebody call the wahhhhhhmbulance.
As for the Hall of Fame voting, I'm beginning to realize that the process is kind of stupid. So you're telling me the reason why Goose Gossage is getting into the Hall next year (I think he deserves it) is because Tim Raines and David Justice are the closest Hall-worthy candidates being added to the list? This system is fucked up. I also take sides with Bill Simmons on this whole McGwire thing. It's going to be ridiculous if every single Hall vote for the next 10 years is going to include every writer's inclinations on whether or not he/she (ha, she, like they'd ever let women chose who goes to the Baseball Hall of Fame) thinks so and so may or may not have done steroids.
I'm not discussing college football, other than to say that our team is going to be massively overrated going into next year. Our defense needs about 8 players to make HUGE leaps next year if we want to have anything approaching the success we had this year. However, Ryan Mallett looked UNREAL in the Army All-Star game. He also can throw a football 85 yards. I'm not making that up.
Well, that's it for now. Hope everyone had enjoyable holidays.