Monday, January 21, 2008


(Joshua Masayoshi Huff)

The Associated Press is already working on Britney Spears' obituary. Kinda bogus, no? It's like saying "we have so little faith in your decision making skills that we've decided that it's more important to write an article talking about your life than to actually have someone write a timely story."

A Japanese kid tried to pull something we all dreamed of in middle school but never had the guts to do. I think someone watched a bad dub of Ferris Bueller's Day Off way too often.

Watching the NFC and AFC Championships yesterday, I really wondered if I prefer the American playoff system or the sort of international "table" system--the one that most professional soccer leagues use abroad. To determine the champion of these leagues, each team plays every other team home-and-away over the course of the season. The team with the most wins/draws wins--without a playoff.

The international system rewards consistent play over the course of a grinding season. The American playoff rewards teams that are playing the best at any given time--though the teams do have to play consistent enough to make it to said playoffs.

Many say that America has the aforementioned playoff system because we haven't got the attention span for a "table" system--that the table system is just not exciting enough. I don't know how I feel, though I will say the most aggravating (and yet oddly exciting) system is the two-legged aggregate system.


Any does anyone else think that the Cincinnati Bengals have the most ridiculous uniform in sports? I mean, I sat down and thought about it--they have actual tiger stripes on their shirts and pants. If these were children going to trick-or-treat, we'd say "How cute! They're football tigers!"

But these are grown men.

I guess growing up doesn't mean making better fashion decisions, does it?