Monday, January 28, 2008

Journey-Rocky Top, State of the Union LiveBlog

Journey's first ever appearance in HD, and GWB's final State of the Union - two momentus ocassions, one exciting LiveBlog!

86 comments:

The Dude said...

A good start for the Blue Devils, esp. when they are sending it inside to Chante Black. We did great in denying Parker the ball earlier, but she seems to have gotten on track in the last 2 minutes. Also, no sightings of Shelden Williams - I would have checked on the Hawks schedule, but then I realized I could care less about the Hawks.

Head Dude said...

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The Dude said...

I'm impressed ESPN is comfortable carrying live mikes of Pat Summitt... obviously, that would never be tried with Krzyzewski!

Head Dude said...

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The Dude said...

I'm always impressed by Head Dude's completely objective treatment of women's hoops!

The Dude said...

The windbags on Lou Dobbs are absolutely ridiculous! The Kennedy's are endorsing Barack because they don't like the Clintons for their dynastic potential (where the Kennedys were unable to establish one). That is about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

The Dude said...

nice direct shot at Clinton from Teddy - "Let no one deny the truth!" I guess we're now LiveBlogging Wolf Blitzer!

The Dude said...

Early leak out by the Vols to start the 2nd half - this is occassionally when G's squads would wilt.

I've heard enough of Hillary's stump speeches - she always seems to use the timing of her speeches to take the air out of big Barack moments - doesn't exactly work, however.

Anonymous said...

Amazing... I swear one minute there's nothing...next minute...WHAM!!! Seven comments. So freakin cool!!!

Can I just say I love espn360 and the greed of capitalism that allowed AT&T to buy BellSouth so that a cable-less guy like me can actually watch the game.

Big Daddy

The Dude said...

Awww Barack sitting with Ted Kennedy tonight! Such a cute couple.

The Dude said...

Big Daddy! Welcome aboard your first DudeSpin LiveBlog!!

One moment I look, the Journey is tied, the next moment, they're down by 10!

Head Dude said...

Thank goodness for Wolf to give us a diversion from the game. Obama interview ... coming up next!

The Dude said...

The State of Our Union is "strong"? Big surprise!! I would not have guessed otherwise!

The Dude said...

Suzanne Malvo is totally flirting with Barack - look at her eyes

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the welcome.
I feel I'm missing out on half the fun though. I'm gonna half to figure out how to handle this and the State of the Union. (TV is in the other room)

Wouldn't you be flirting with Obama too if you had the opportunity?

The Dude said...

Journey game is tied with 8 inutes left; I like that the team responded to the Tennessee run.

The Dude said...

But Big Daddy, I had the opportunity! He didn't like my style (gave me a gentlemen's B on my paper)

Head Dude said...

Dude, that likely means he didn't really read your paper.

Anonymous said...

Undude...as Black Street used to sing
"Play on playa"

You are definitely my new hero gentleman's B and all.

Can I ask a question about this game. Is it because I watching this on espn360 or are they showing all these horrible Sportscenter commericals on the regular cable?

Big Daddy

The Dude said...

I bet that the player named Bobbitt on Tennesse doesn't get any grief about her last name!

The Dude said...

Not too many SportsCenter commercials on this broadcast... and of course Barack read my outstanding treatise on NCAA eligibility standards and the black athlete... Who wouldn't read a paper on that!

The Dude said...

Jasmine Thomas's quickness is impressive (both here and in person). She reminds me of Aaron Brooks

The Dude said...

It's money time - down by 3 with a minute and a half left. I'd give the ball to Nicole Erickson here.

The Dude said...

Huuuuuuuuuuuuge shot by Waner off the screen. I'm pretty sure that was the 1st 3 I've seen her hit all season

The Dude said...

That would have been a ridiculous make for Waner if she had hit it from out there!

Head Dude said...

And then she follows it up with a Duhon-like attempt from 37 feet. Remember the axiom, you go for the tie at home and win on the road. Oops.

The Franchise said...

I'm at work so the only way I'm going to get State of the Union updates is through the Dudes! You'd better deliver!

And what's up Big Daddy?

Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you Franchise.

Tough shot by Parker

Big Daddy

The Dude said...

And oh! Let's see some more awkward moments between Teddy, Barack, Hillary et al!

The Dude said...

Whoa, Barbara Bush (daughter) has gotten somewhat less attractive through the years!

The Dude said...

Wolf tells everyone to be quiet so we can hear something interesting said by Bush in his entrance - and we get a whole lot of "nice to see ya" Good job Wolf...

The Dude said...

You know; I'd preferre when Deke sat next to Laura Bush instead of the twins. Dikembe!!

Head Dude said...

Hillary most feel awful lonely and glancing out of the corner of her eye at Obama and Teddy K.

Anonymous said...

Well what a "sad" end to the game. Not good execution.
Ok I think I'll turn up the TV real loud in the next room so I can at least hear the State of the Union while keeping up with the live blog while doing work while... Well you get the picture

Big Daddy

The Dude said...

Cheney has resumed his blinkless stare from last year - all systems go!!

Head Dude said...

Is it me or does Bush sound cotton-mouthed?

Anonymous said...

Pelosi looks like she's trying so hard not to nod off.

The Dude said...

Most of the tax relief will taken away! Explain that to the $110 million of the richest folks in America! Stupid punch line about the IRS accepting money orders. Do the Republicans all sit on the right?

Head Dude said...

Yes, it's all Republicans on the right and Democrats on the left. That's why you see a lot of standing ovations on one half, and silence on the other.

The Dude said...

on track for a surplus in 2012?? there was a surplus when you took office jerk!! wipe that giddy smirk off your face.

Anonymous said...

Listening to the all the cheers after the "make tax relief permanent" makes me remember and laugh at the people who count how many times Congress cheers as if that is supposed to determine how good a speech he gave or how well received it is.
What's the bet for how many times Congress cheers and how many standing ovations?

Big Daddy

The Dude said...

This half standing ovation phenomenon is hilarious!! Ted Stevens will not stand for this non-sense about ending earmarks you fool!

The Dude said...

Talking about housing is boring... please talk more about OB/GYNs... Oh yes, now here comes the health care party. Hillary is looking rather non-plussed at the health care remark.

The Franchise said...

Remember that when you get your tax rebate, it's your patriotic duty to prop up the damage done to the economy by spending it! Do not save it!

The Dude said...

Junk medical lawsuits?? John Edwards would beg to differ!

The Dude said...

"No one can deny the results [of No Child Left Behind]." Are you freaking joking?? Of course scores will improve when schools tailor their entire curriculum to teach to the standardized test. I hate you.

The Dude said...

Yes, let's move those poor children to religion based schools so we can proselytize them!

Head Dude said...

We should have Dudemania X in Vegas to celebrate the tax rebates. Surely giving the money to Dr. Bellagio is what they had in mind.

The Franchise said...

I'd say DudeMania X HAS to be in Vegas because of its historical significance...

The Franchise said...

Head Dude, you and your wife probably make too much money to get the rebate and Baby Israel isn't going to be born soon enough to qualify you for the extra $300!

Head Dude said...

Of course, truth is, it could be DudeMania IX, X, or XII ... I lost count long ago.

The Dude said...

The Iraquis killed by civil war definitely think that "democracy leads to a better life"

The Dude said...

I love Bush's love for "nucular" power.

The Dude said...

Woah HRC is sitting next to Biden. Is she going to get that endorsement?

Anonymous said...

Has Bush become Al Gore now?

Big Daddy

The Franchise said...

How many reaction shots have they shown of Clinton and Obama? I think the over/under is around one million...

The Dude said...

it's only a divisive debate because the right has made it a debate... silliness!!! so is stem cell research not "ethical" research?

The Dude said...

GWB: All racists deserve to be treated fairly with an up and down vote!!

Well, maybe he used different language - but that's what I heard.

Head Dude said...

Biden could be a VP pick. the punditry today has discussed if HIllary wins, she may feel pressure to make Obama her VP, but I can't see him going for that. He's not a #2.

Anonymous said...

Plus would a women and a black man ruin the chance at history?

By the way...instead of all these bipartisan solutions Bush keeps asking for how about just a "good" solution?

The Dude said...

Immigration reform - Bush's last plea for Latino votes for his party. One of the least objectionable things he has done.

Head Dude said...

How we heard a single new idea tonight? Has a president ever been more irrelevant than Bush is right now?

The Dude said...

defeating the taliban and al queda? weren't we supposed to have already defeated the taliban? oh wait, thats right - that whole iraq thing.

The Franchise said...

We knew ahaead of time there would be no new ideas tonight. I believe the White House's attitude was that there was no point in trying to do anything bold because Congress wouldn't get it done anyway...

Head Dude said...

Yeah, you're right Franchise. I just feel like I've heard all of this 1000 times before and it irritates me.

Anonymous said...

Head dude I think you hit it right on the button earlier

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The Dude said...

ooooh... Dick Cheney stands up for the first time all evening at the defeating Iraw comment... Breaking news! We have movement from Cheney!

The Dude said...

Nice pledge GWB - "You will have all you need to protect the nation" But what about when they come home??

Who's giving the rebuttal tonight?

The Dude said...

How's the teaching gig Big Daddy?

The Dude said...

Why is he still spending so much time for Iraq?? I thought this was the state of the Union of the United States?

Head Dude said...

Kathelen Sebelius, Kansas governor, is giving the response

The Dude said...

Platitudes about Israel and Palestine - a bit too late in the game, and GWB, you've added nothing to that equation!

Anonymous said...

Didn't you know Dude.
I retired from teaching (not to say I won't pull a Jordan) and have gone back to get my edjimication. Working on a masters thesis. Trying to figure out a masters thesis etc.
(though I do get to teach here in a week for a friend who's off to a conference)

Is he still harping on terroism?

The Dude said...

I don't think Iran will want to come clean about its "nucular" intentions. The last nation to do that - Iraq - got invaded for its troubles.

The Dude said...

yeah.... the dichotomy to the FISA comment was hilarious... Let's just do that legally shall we?

The Dude said...

Franchise, this description from DailyKos is a sufficient recap for the SOTU - "Iraq, platitude, bluster, platitude, threat, platitude, pander, platitude."

That about does it.

The Dude said...

Thesis Topic - "The legacy of the Obama Presidency"

The Dude said...

Yes!!! No more GWB SOTUs!!!! Just a few years till the George P. Bush SOTU, however.

The Dude said...

It's a sad commentary that a President's most lasting legacy is the appointment of two SCOTUS justices.

Anonymous said...

Dude...I like I like perhaps I'll run that by my adviser.

Ahhh the silence of no longer having to listen to Bush speak. Music to my ears.

Well this was quite the enjoyable experience. Thanks for letting me partake.

Be well and be swell
I'm out

Big Daddy

Head Dude said...

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The Dude said...

LOL, "The President met the low expectations for this speech"

The Dude said...

What will be GWB's role in the campaign? That will be interesting

The Dude said...

Kathleen Sebbelius set to endorse barack... go Kathleen!!

The Dude said...

Maybe I'm just so used to Barack's rhetoric - but that has got to be the most boring rebuttal ever!!

The Franchise said...

Sorry, I was away from my computer helping train a new employee. But it looks like I missed very little...