Thought of the day

Now that there’s a growing consensus that Sarah Palin does indeed suck, can we all finally admit that her big intro speech to the nation in 2008 sucked just as much? People were fawning over the whole thing, but c’mon. It was terrible. The context around it – an attractive conservative white woman no one knew – created an atmosphere of excitement, but the speech itself? It was rendered poorly. Let’s just admit it.

Belichick wins Coach of the Year

I’ve always wondered what it felt like to be a Yankees fan. I think this is as close as I’ll get. Minus being surrounded by all the bandwagon fans.

Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.

The New England coach Bill Belichick won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award on Wednesday, the third time Belichick has earned the honor. Belichick, who also won in 2003 and 2007, now trails only Don Shula, a four-time winner of the award.

For leading the Patriots to a 14-2 record, the best in the league, Belichick received 30 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. That easily beat Raheem Morris, who led a turnaround in Tampa Bay and got 11 1/2 votes.

It is what it is.