The Week That Was 9/16-9/22


Patriots bench Wes Welker

For reasons unknown to Patriots fans, commentators, and most especially to Wes Welker, coach Bill Belichick benched the star receiver for their game against the Arizona Cardinals.  Welker played a prominent part of the game, leading the team in receptions and yards, but he was mainly an afterthought until tight end Aaron Hernandez injured his ankle.  Are Belichick and the ballclub trying to send Welker a message about the contentious contract talks?  Is the team trying to keep him “fresh” as some suggest for later in the season?  Whatever the reason, Welker probably shouldn’t be in a backup role to 4th year receiver Julian Edelman … a guy who does everything that Welker does, but just not as good.

 

He can’t catch 120 passes per year from the bench coach Belichick…

 

 

Mitt Romney flubs yet again

The GOP’s top dog just can’t get out of his own way.  He seemingly has an untreatable case of foot-in-mouth disease.  This is what Mr. Romney said when he didn’t know that he was being recorded:

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax. … [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Poor Romney should just stop talking.  Yes there are millions of people who leech off the government, but the majority of people on government assistance are on it temporarily.  In addition, shouldn’t everyone in America have access to healthcare and food?!  A vote for Obama in November does not make one a victim as Romney postulates; in fact, the GOP nominee is making it hard for even those in his own party to support him.

 

 

Florida State is back?

College football is just better when the Florida teams are doing well.  Miami sucks and Florida is improving, but is still not a national power.  Florida State is the one team from the sunshine state that actually matters this year.  FSU has been down for such a long time, and they may not realize it yet, but the BCS needs the Seminoles more than the Seminoles need the BCS.  FSU defeated at top 10 team for the first time in quite a while, and has the inside track for an ACC championship.  They still have games against Miami and arch rival Florida, and if successful the Seminoles could be playing a New Year’s Day game to the delight of every fan of college football.

 

 

Blake Lively’s engagement ring

All the women in the world have an equal sense of jealousy towards Gossip Girl star Blake Lively.  This multitalented actress gets to marry to former Sexiest Man Alive, the hunky superstar, Ryan Reynolds, who also presumably has a great sense of humor.  What’s making women most green is the enormous rock Reynolds has adorned his second wife with.  Rumor has it that Lively’s ring is between 7-12 karats and could cost up to $2 million.  She really must be doing something right, because Reynolds’s first wife, Scarlett Johansson, got a much “smaller” ring.  Hers was reportedly only about 3 carats and 100-300k.

 

How many rappers are just dying to put that on one of their teeth?

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