MCCRORY SET TO ANNOUNCE RUN
Republican Pat McCrory, who narrowly lost the race for governor four years ago, formally announces his run for the same office today.
My take: It’s this simple — this McCrory’s race to lose. His appeal was so strong it forced Gov. Bev Perdue out of the race and there’s not a Democrat in the state outside of Jim Hunt who can come within 7 percentage points of him in November.
Unless McCrory does something really, really stupid — and he’s as polished as a new Lamborghini, so I don’t see that happening — he’ll be our governor-elect on Election Day.
THERE ARE DUNKS AND THEN THERE’S BLAKE GRIFFIN
Sure, the L.A. Clippers defeated Oklahoma City last night — but that’s not what the entire sports world is talking about this morning.
What they are raving about — according to Steve Czaban, ESPN SportsCenter showed it 56 times in one hour this morning! — is this emasculating dunk by Blake Griffin over Kendrick Perkins last night:
My take: Uh, yeah. That’s a pretty sweet dunk.
You think Perkins had trouble going to sleep last night?
FERRIS DRIVES A HONDA?
As it turns out, the
Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick Super Bowl commercial we looked at last week is for Honda. Yes, Honda. Here you go:
My take: Honda.
Could’ve been for Ferrari, a Corvette or even a Mustang … but Honda? C’mon, Ferris, you can do better than that!
However, the commercial was pretty sweet. If anything, film studios should look at the buzz this thing created and realize — THERE NEEDS TO BE A FERRIS BUELLER SEQUEL. The world is demanding it!
The iPod shuffle
Tennessee — Arrested Development
Mad World — Michael Andrews & Gary Jules
Hey Ya! — Outkast
Shadows And Tall Trees — U2
Blood Roses — Tori Amos
P.S.: I haven’t forgotten about our final standings for the blog pick ‘em — my goal is to get that up by tomorrow.