The end of the NFL regular season and the chopping block was quite busy. It was a no brainer seeing Mike Shanahan or Leslie Frazier being let go, Frazier one of the nicest guys and best defense coaches in the league but as head coach couldn't get the Vikings over the hump although they did beat the Lions in the final game at the baggy dome, which they didn't do on the final game at the old Mall Of America Outdoor Stadium. It also cost Jim Schwartz his job when the Lions underperformed and missed the playoffs. It seems to me the worst Head Coach job would be either Washington or Cleveland who fired their coach after the game. Whereas Washington has a meddling owner in Daniel Snyder who like his Dallas owner buddy Jerry Jones loves to have the spotlight on himself more than the team, at Washington has a team of players that might do better next year with a decent coach who can put up with Snyder hogging the spotlight. But Cleveland is the graveyard, where nobody wins and if the owners are going to fire every coach that goes 4-12 in their first year, they will be forever having a home in the basement. Greg Scarlino's tenure at Tampa Bay was a one and done deal, a great big mess from day one but Scarlino will return to college football coaching and probably will have success at it. He was very good at Rutgers. The jury is still out on the Raiders' coach and one or two other teams pending how they do in the playoffs but at least Rex Ryan can breath a sigh of relief for another year. The Jets should do much better, until they play New England.
We had a fine Friday and Saturday with sunshine and 40 degree temps but once Sunday rolled around another arctic front came through and knocked us back down to 20 below and about four Alberta Clippers coming through with more snow and cold to fuck things up in yet another winter to forget. But it is winter but God we are so tired of the parade of snowstorms and cold of the past month and another month to deal with this mess again.
If you happen to stumble across Record World expecting the Crabb Top Ten, rest assured you're in the same award winning site. Although the ratings will the the most highest ever, they're back to the usual average number around 40 to 50 and not going past 100 since the 244 showing on Christmas Eve. And the 927 views on 12 11 13 was a fluke. After the past three seasons of Crabb's Top Ten, I thought a change would be a benefit and more towards music and records and not so much on the eye candy and cheesecake photos. I thought this year adding babes would add ratings and get interest up about this site but in the end I was proven wrong. The one thing that I noticed about these folks that they're too busy peddling their online sites and wares to really write back to you or even give you the time of day but that's all right. They're very busy in what they do. And besides I've been promising myself a much needed break from this blogging. And changing the title over to Record World is a sign to things to come. More music and less social musings. Whether this pans out remains to be seen, but I think it will be more in line with The Review Consortium, a site that I have been using for spotlighting bands but it makes more sense to use this site since this is the number 1 site that I used 90 percent of the time. I may import those blogs over here and close the Consortium for good. Most of the time here, I'm trying to type, proofread and trying find mistakes as well as trying to hit the right keys. What you don't see is me hitting the backspace button about 1,000 times per blog. So why not, a vacation from here sounds nice and relives some stress from my carpel tunnel wrists and fingers that crack everytime I exercised them.