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08
Jan
09

Bama’s season claims another victim


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Our observers in Tuscaloosa early this morning observed the lifeless body of John Vierdsen, clutching an empty bottle of Captain Morgan, leaning up against the Bear Bryant statue in the plaza in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Penned to his sport coat was a note explaining what happened:

Alabama’s football season is over.

After over a decade of wandering in the wilderness (with the exception of 1999, 2002 and 2005), the Tide went undefeated in the regular season, beating Tennessee, LSU and Auburn for the first time in the same year since Gene Stallings walked the sidelines. 12-0. It was nice.

But, then, Bama was beat by one man, St. Tebow. That was harsh, but everyone knows Tebow has the support of the Almighty.

What could not be comprehended is how a team from Mormon country, hilariously named after a Native American tribe (Did you say Utes?), could completely own one of the toughest defenses and offensive lines in all of college football.

It was just too much.

While Bama will be returning a number of very talented sophomores next year, Vierdsen cannot stand to watch the the Tide compete with bat-shit crazy Houston Nutt’s Ole Miss squad for another chance at the SEC title game.

And, on that note, John is checking out.

Roll Tide.

According to Vierdsen’s wishes, he will be cremated and have his ashes scattered over the Crimson Tide’s practice field.

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06
Jan
09

Where is John? (part one)


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It’s been several hours, and Vierdsen, and his crimson red Jaguar, haven’t been seen in some time. A note, scrawled on the back of a Speakeasy bar receipt, mentioned something about the collapse of the Alabama football team, the early NFL departure of offensive tackle Andre Smith, the end of the election year and the abject boredom that comes with a presidential transition period and basketball season.

Where is John going? Calls are out to observers in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom, DC’s Adams Morgan (and Gov. Tim Kaine’s entourage), Atlanta’s Buckhead, Dallas’ Deep Ellum and The Strip in Tuscaloosa.

If you see Vierdsen, report it here, where a cadre of sympathetic friends will try to keep up the posting until we can return John back to Columbia.

05
Jan
09

Franken wins in Minnesota


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For many observers of American politics, it looked like Democrat Al Franken would be one of the few Dems that would not be able to ride Sen. Barack Obama’s coattails into office.

According to a new report from Reuters, Franken has overcome his self-inflicted wounds to unseat Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in one of the closest U.S. Senate elections in the nation’s history.

Vierdsen does not know much about what Franken might do in office, beyond his jokes in books. But, one thing is for sure — he will not be fucked around with.

In what was one of the funniest examples of a political mano a mano, Franken took a question from a CR when he had an event at the Koger Center a few years ago. The kid went to the microphone, and tried to put Franken on the defensive. Little did he know that he was going against a smart and quick-witted dude.

Franken quickly turned the tables on his questioner, which would not have been a big deal. Hey, it was a liberal-heavy audience. What was hysterical was that the guy could not take what he was giving out, and retired, crying, to an outside hallway.

Certainly, members of the U.S. Senate will not be so easily intimidated, so it should be very interesting.

Franken to be declared Senate victor in Minnesota [Reuters]

04
Jan
09

State Rep. from Auburn endorses Dawson


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In what should be an endorsement to give back, SCGOP chairman Katon Dawson got the approval of Ala. GOP chairman (and State Rep.) Mike Hubbard.

Let’s just say that the decision-making abilities of people from that area of the state may not be the best in the world. Cows and trailer parks, yes. Innovative ideas? Not so much.

That endorsement pales in comparison to former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s haul today, which includes the Club for Growth’s Pat Toomey, Eagle Forum crone Phyllis Schlafly, James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Steve Forbes, &c. Damn, son. That list is base-alicious.

Alabama’s Hubbard endorses SC’s Dawson for RNC [WHNT]
Top conservatives back Blackwell [Politico]

03
Jan
09

Speaking of weird ads…

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03
Jan
09

That is, um, sad

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:( [I Thought Obama Would Get Me Laid]

29
Dec
08

Smoke ’em if you got ’em: Alabama in the Sugar Bowl

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Gump4Heisman’s Retro Alabama Football Ad Campaign [Gump4Heisman]




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