Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday News and Notes

The Tennessee Titans have been surprisingly active in free agency.  Here's a rundown of their signings, the most high-profile of which is Right Tackle Michael Oher, whose life story was told in the movie The Blind Side.

Bottom line: 4 years, $20 million, more than $9 million guaranteed.  That ain't a bad payday.  In fact, it's making people kind'a skeptical.

Heh.  I guess so, for $20 million.

The team also released Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.  I'm neither surprised nor disappointed, but that doesn't mean that I'm excited about his replacement, Charlie Whitehurst.


Y'know what?  It's probably not that new.  I bet it came out right before the beginning of the year.  Silly me.

This is Business Insider rediscovering an old leadership maxim from the German Army.

"I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent — their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy — they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent — he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief."

I personally find that quote a little cynical.  Good leaders need to be both diligent and dedicated.

Finally, Dan Slott's new Silver Surfer is coming in something like a week and a half.  Which is, again, an excuse to post a picture.

Alternate cover for Silver Surfer #1.
This has to be one of my favorite comic covers of all time.
And... I think I'm done here.  

Have a nice day!


  1. The Tennessee Titians are nothing more than a bad girlfriend. They'll make moves like they're going to change and try to improve but in the end all they're going to do is sit on the couch and trash your place.

    1. That's exactly correct, unfortunately.