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Tis the Season?

FOXSports.com: Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter kept up his verbal barrage against the Seahawks, saying Thursday the Steelers will be so physical in the Super Bowl they will try to make Seattle quit playing. […] The Seahawks aren’t accustomed to Porter’s outbursts, as the Steelers and most of the AFC teams are, and Farrior suggested that might account for the stir created by Porter’s words.

Not accustomed to it? Who would be? I mean is this guy always this big of an asshole, or is it just for the playoffs? I mean, he accused the officials of cheating during the Colts game… his own teammate had to shut him up.

One other quote that stood out to me: Porter said he wouldn’t have said anything if Stevens hadn’t talked.

Hah – right! – this guy dude has been yapping non-stop for two days, to anyone that would listen, standing on the mountain that he’s created out of a molehill… pft.

When Will People Learn?

NeoWin: In their second major ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a federal court verdict that would have required cable companies to open up their networks to third party Internet service providers. The decision will severely limit broadband operations for competing ISPs such as Brand X and EarthLink.

“The Bush administration has made it clear that they are hostile toward small, independent service providers like us. And we think that is a big disaster for consumers, and a huge win for the monopolistic phone and cable companies, which spend millions of dollars on lobbying efforts,” said Jim Tickrell, president of Brand X Internet.

While I’m not disputing that this is a blow for consumers or that the Bush administration might be hostile towards… well… anyone these days, I wonder how is that a factor here at all?
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