Sunday, September 17, 2006

Cleveland Not-so-confidential

It's Sunday evening, and I'm reading and writing blogs. What a country! So, wazzup on the Quipper menu?

1. Band practice - we had our first practice in, um, let's just say weeks. The smaller gigs have been the practices for the larger gigs. Anyway, we decided that our covers of Cleveland Rocks, 99 Red Balloons, Hang On Sloopy, and Somebody Told Me will be on the next gig's set list. And, get this, the band is excited about perfecting Let's Get It Started, too, but that will come after another practice or two. I get to "sing" all the rap parts. I guess that makes me "vanilla chocolate".

2. Mrs. Quipper cooked a fantabulous turkey today. Oh, sorry, it wasn't a turkey. It was an 8 lb. chicken that we bought from the friendly folks at the Favorite Apron homestead. Best chicken I've ever had. Thanks, Polly, for the marvelous bird, and Mrs. Quipper for the great meal!

3. I recently posted a blog named "Idiot Season", "idiot" being my term of endearment for the goofballs on the pro and college football teams I follow. Thankfully, there were no idiots on the OSU Buckeyes.

Unfortunately, there is a semi-pro team in Cleveland. Yeah, they play in the NFL, but you could find them guilty of impersonating a pro team right now. Scottius Maximus commented last week about an "idiot of the week". So, since Scottius planted the seed, here are this week's idiots:

Win - Maurice Carthon, highly "offensive" coordinator for the Browns - for a second week in a row, he proves he doesn't know what he is doing. Here's your gift certificate to Borders, Maurice. Maybe you can pick up a copy of "Offensive Play Calling for Dummies". There should be a couple used copies available.

Place - Romeo Crennel - if you had to call out your team for lack of passion, enthusiasm, intensity, etc., last week, then they didn't hear you all that well.

Show - Marvin Lewis, head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. He kept Chad Johnson in at the end of the game and he got walloped - WALLOPED! - by a Browns saftey. Not smart when your team is already down three offensive starters.

4. I've added some new videos to the Quipper Entertainment site. If you haven't stopped by lately, you've missed flashbacks to the trippin' 70s, hair-band 80s, and rockin' 90s, and a new set of personal, just-for-you-from-me lyrics.

5. I leave for Florida again on Tuesday, as long as tropical storm Helene stays where it is or projects northward. Yikes!


Scottius Maximus said...


I nominate Carolina Coach John Fox and the aptly named Chris Gamble for honorable mention.

Quipper said...

Scottius, I'll have to visit the recap of the Carolina game. Between band practice and the Browns, I didn't pay too much attention to the other games.