Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

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Ed Rendell's Eagles rant is stupid

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Ed Rendell, you are ridiculous.

It's fine if you're mad at the NFL for moving the Eagles game with Minnesota from Sunday night to Tuesday. Nobody likes when his or her television schedule get messed with.

And we understand that, as governor of Pennsylvania, your first priority is making sure the Eagles only play on one of three socially sanctioned weekdays. What else are you going to do with your day? Somehow work to make Philly suck less? Impossible.

Perhaps, moving a game for threat of a blizzard dumping more than a foot of snow on the open-air stadium made so much sense that it caused you to become suspicious of a conspiracy. No? You're just nuts? Word.

Let's review the stupider comments said Monday on Philly radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. The fun happens when WGS commentary explains why you're wrong. NOTE: This is fun for us and not for you.
It goes against everything that football is all about."

Weird. I thought football was about gaining yardage and scoring points. Wait, you were speaking metaphorically? In that case, I'd say football is all about overcoming obstacles to achieve an ultimate goal. Not really seeing where snow factors in, buddy. Is it an obstacle? Can be. Don't think it's written in the NFL rulebook, though. Maybe it's in YOUR rulebook. NOTES: 1) The Gov's rulebook contains Rendell quotes like this: "Do you think I would ever use the words 'soul mate' or 'love of my life? Ed Rendell would never enunciate those phrases." 2) His rulebook isn't real and doesn't count.
I think the fans would have gotten there, the subways work and the major arteries are still open, and other fans would have stayed home....

You're probably right about this, Ed. Even if 2 of fans died or got injured trying to get to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night, that's only 1382.88 deadhurt people. And that's full capacity with standing room! Take out SRO and you've got only 1370.64 casualties to deal with. Peanuts.

I, for one, was looking forward to sitting in the stands throughout the snow and seeing an old-time football game.

The governor of Pennsylvania was going to sit outside in a blizzard? Oh. Come. On.

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My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country. I think we've become wussies. We've become a nation of wusses.

I know a U.S. Navy SEAL Special Ops Agent who would disagree. This is going to blow your little brain, but I'd rather judge the backbone of America on guys like him than by the NFL schedule.

I, too, mourn the country's cupcake-love for Miley Cyrus, Biebs, and Taylor Swift. But the word 'wuss' is harsh. And inaccurate. Isn't the fact that we Americans now have an NFL game on TV FIVE nights in a row this week one of the most testosterone-driven testaments to awesomeness you've ever heard of? It is. Don't believe me and I'll send the SEAL after you.

The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down.
Hey! There ya' go -- some good old fashioned family racism. That's the best route to travel when you're really trying to hammer a point home. But bad move going after The People's Republic of China. "Those people" gon' be so mad! Stay in your homes! Commie Calculator Chaos is coming!

Blakely: Celtics made the right choice in not pursuing Cousins

Blakely: Celtics made the right choice in not pursuing Cousins

NEW ORLEANS -- There will be a significant faction of Celtics Nation who will see DeMarcus Cousins’ trade to New Orleans as a lost opportunity for the C's, who could have offered a much more enticing trade package than the one the Sacramento Kings accepted.
 
The Kings received nothing even remotely close to a king’s ransom for Cousins, acquiring him in exchange for rookie Buddy Hield, journeyman Langston Galloway and ex-Pelican Tyreke Evans (who has never been the same since his Rookie of the Year season in 2010), along with a protected first-round pick and a future second-round selection.

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While the knee-jerk reaction is to focus on why Boston decided to not pursue a trade for Cousins, more important is what the non-decision means for the moment and going forward.
 
Think about what the Celtics have done in the last three-plus seasons.
 
They went from being a lottery team to one that has the second-best record in the East. They're holding the potential No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft; at worst, the pick will be in the top four or five. They have three of the most team-friendly contracts (Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder) in the NBA. They have promising prospects overseas as well as in the D-League. And they're led by a coach who has improved his coaching acumen -- and the team’s win total -- every year he's been on the job.
 
And it's all enveloped by a culture with a high level of selflessness, which has created a locker-room environment that has been more about fighting for each other than fighting one another or others off the court.
 
Do you really think Cousins’ talent would have trumped the baggage he'd be bringing to the Celtics if they'd acquired him?
 
For him to have fit in with this team would have required him to make the kind of changes that, frankly, I just don’t see him being capable of making at this point.
 
On more than one occasion, “not fitting in” with the Celtics culture was given to me as the reason why a Cousins-to-Boston trade never gained any traction with the team’s brass. Or coaching staff, for that matter.
 
While there's no denying that he's arguably the best center in the NBA, Cousins is a high-risk, high-reward talent that makes sense to pursue if you're a franchise which has nothing to lose by adding him to the mix. Like, say, New Orleans.
 
The Pelicans are 11th in the Western Conference despite having Anthony Davis, who has been asked to carry the weight of a franchise that has yet to figure out the best combination of talent to surround him with and find success.
 
The addition of Cousins not only provides Davis some major help, but serves as a reminder of just how desperate the Pelicans are.
 
While there are mixed reports on whether the package of assets the Kings agreed to was the best they could have received for Cousins, there was no way they were going to get anything close to comparable talent in exchange for him.
 
And that was solely due to the risk that any team was willing to take on in order to acquire him.
 
At some point, the Celtics need to take advantage of an opportunity to go all-in for a superstar player. But this was not that time, or that player.