Monthly Archives: October 2010

Finding Common Ground and Starting the Debate

We’ve seen two different viewpoints, two very different perspectives, on the current state of the union. You can see from today’s posts how heated and diametrically opposed the two sides are in our present political climate, and honestly, I don’t actually believe the posts I wrote would do much to convince someone on either side. […]

The Liberal Case to a Conservative

Click here to find out what this is all about. Sometimes I wonder how a Republican can stand by, in good conscience, and support some of the things he supports, oppose some of the things he opposes. How can you stand by and watch as millions of Americans suffer in poverty, without health insurance, without […]

The Conservative Case to a Liberal

Click here to find out what this is all about. The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they created this country and its constitution. They had just seen first-hand what happens when people get too much power. They had just fought a war to free themselves from the tyrrany of King George. They […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 7 (Now with non-speculative protected games!)

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

College Football Rankings – Week 8

First, for the rest of the college football season expect the college football rankings on Monday and the SNF Flex Schedule Watch on Wednesday. Second, the lineal titles have been updated; turns out San Diego blew a chance to unify the NFL titles. There’s a non-BCS team deserving of playing in the national championship game… […]

2010 College Football Rankings – Weeks 3-7

Here are the insights gained after calculating the last five weeks of the College Football Rankings: Wanna guess who was #1 after Week 3? It was a Pac-10 school, but it wasn’t high-scoring Oregon: it was Stanford. Alabama was #2, with Arizona #3, and Oregon all the way at #13 thanks to a weak schedule. […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 6

Also known as “Why NBC’s only flex game might NOT be Week 16”. NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only […]

An Emergency Summit between Left and Right

If last year’s health care debate and the rise of the Tea Party movement have shown anything, it’s that the 2008 election was not the messianic defeat of conservatism that many on the Left hoped it would be. The Left saw itself as putting firmly to an end the abuses of the Bush era, the […]

Long live social media, king of the Internet!

All right. I’m making my deal with the social media devil. In preparation for the new series starting later today, there will now be an insane collection of sharing buttons on every post on Da Blog, powered by ShareThis. We have Facebook, we have Twitter, we have MySpace, we have Digg, we have more ways […]

An important announcement on the future of Da Blog

You may have noticed that posting on Da Blog has slowed to an absolute crawl this year, and I’m long overdue for an explanation. Simply put, I’ve failed at my intended plan for Da Blog. Call me a wide-eyed idealist, but I believe everyone should be able to make a living doing what they enjoy […]