By Marc Campos

The Curse of Ike

The Cubbies and Bud’s Brewers, the coconspirators in the ‘Stros journey to Wrigley North right after Hurricane Ike hit are now out of the MLB playoffs. That’s a real good thing. There is the goat, Bartman, and now the Curse of Ike for the miserable Cubbie fans. Have a nice off season. The Curse of Ike will also hover over Bud’s Brewers for cheating their way into the playoffs. Have a nice off season.

Speaking of Ike, Commentary and McLovin made it to the Texans home opener and got to watch one of the greatest meltdowns in NFL history – yikes! We sat in My Best Friend’s seats which are right next to the Mayor of The Woodlands and in front of Saint Rusty. We also ran into H-Town CM James Rodriguez.

I’m not going to say anything about Orenthal other than to say he might have to spend the rest of his life in jail over an autograph.

I was watching one of those financial talking heads this weekend and he was speaking out against the rescue plan. He said to let the “free market” handle stuff – huh? I tell you what, if “none of the above” was a ballot option this year, it would win in a landslide.

In these scary financial times, I want to hear Lincolnesque, FDResque, or Kennedyesque verbal reassurances. I don’t want to hear “this sucker could go down” - arrrghhhh!

Rep. Sly is going to be heading up some Texas House Hurricane Ike legislative committee. Maybe he can check and see why cell phone service s__ks during emergencies and get it fixed.

Commentary and My Brown Eyed Girl checked out the darkly hilarious “Burn After Reading.” Check it out.

Nothing to report on the ‘Stros other than to say that Brandon Backe got thrown in jail and got hit a couple of times by a police officer this past weekend. That’s not surprising. Backe’s has been getting hit all year – awwww!

October 6, 2008 9:00AM

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