With the wedding coming up, June is already full of “Countdown” days. Time to add one more countdown to the list: June 2.
Note: This is part of a series of posts I’m starting of “Here’s how to screw it up.” In the course of my daily life I see a lot of people trying different things, and do a lot of things to screw it up. This isn’t meant as an attack on the people who do these things, but rather the actions themselves. Please feel free to add or debate anything listed here, my hope is that by looking at the way things are done poorly, we can see how things can be done well.
If it has been apparent over the last few weeks, Twitter has become mainstream. You hear it on the nightly newscasts, sporting events, awards shows and the list of celebrities on Twitter is just blowing up. After using Twitter for over 2 years and over 3,300 Tweets later, I’ve seen a lot of people try to take up the Twitter ball and fumble miserably.
So if you’re looking to get started on Twitter, here are some things you could do to screw it up:
The picture of Cutler showing his Bear excitement was too classic to wait for a post, but I have plenty of thoughts over what transpired last weekend in Denver. Rather than rehash the whole scenario, I just wanted to offer a few random thoughts.
First off, Cutler had to go. He could talk about feeling snubbed by McDaniels all he wants – but when he stops taking call from the guy who signs his checks, Cutler becomes just another disgruntled employee who should be shown the door. The nerve that he had to claim that he never received any calls, and never wanted to be traded said all that you needed to know about his character. Despite what really happened – and we may never know – this situation was beyond repair.
Now the Bears, that was definitely a team I didn’t expect to be vying for Cutler, but it all made sense. I think this was a good move by both teams. People can debate who got the better of the deal, but only time will tell. It’s up to the Broncos to make smart decisions with these picks, which they’ve honestly could have done better with our First Round track record. I still think Mark Sanchez may end up in Orange and Blue before we know it.
I like Kyle Orton. He’s obviously not as talented at Cutler, but is a winning quarterback who did throw for 3,000 yards last year. When you considered the other quarterbacks on the trading block (Jason Campbell, Brady Quinn), Orton is was probably the most consistent of all.
While the dust settles, it’s still frustrating to think that Bronco fans have endured all of this drama. After being known as one of the more stable and quiet organizations in the NFL, to have this kind of circus is very Dallas-like. I’m sick of hearing about Cutlergate every time I turned on ESPN.