The Monday Melange 09.19.11: PETA, Chad Ochocinco

–Aloysius, our Executive Director of  Sports Information here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion, welcomes you to this week’s edition of The Monday Melange, the People Running Their Mouths Because They Have WAY Too Much Time On Their Hands Edition.  For our first exhibit, Aloysius wishes to direct your attention to the good peeps over at PETA, who are a walking, talking, living, breathing example of what it means to have WAY too much time on your hands.

Yes, they are at it again.  Last week, during the Mississippi State pregame, Auburn’s war eagle mascot Spirit made his customary flight from the upper decks of Jordan-Hare down to the field, one of the finest traditions in all of college football and an impressive sight to behold.  Except that this time, he crashed into the window of one of the luxury boxes.  Guess he saw somebody’s buffalo wings and decided he wanted some.  You know how keen eagles’ eyesight is.  Only he didn’t see the glass.  No harm was done; he bounced right off and continued his flight relatively unfazed.  The video of this ill-fated flight was a Youtube sensation this week.

PETA: Always good for a laugh anytime they open their mouths.

Of course the peeps over at PETA had to open their yaps.  They took full advantage of the opportunity to denounce Auburn’s use of a war eagle mascot, issuing a statement in the Montgomery Advertiser that read in part:  “Animals aren’t performers or party decorations, and they don’t deserve to be frightened, hurt or even killed just so we can have a momentary thrill.”

Aloysius responded to this by saying, “Yeah, and I bet after that they broke for lunch at Chick-Fil-A.”

In case you missed it, here is the video of the Auburn war eagle’s ill-fated flight:

–Next up in our illustrious gallery of people saying stupid things because they have WAY too much time on their hands, we have Chad Ochocinco.  Chad Ochocinco seems to make a living at that, so I guess we shouldn’t be too terribly surprised.  But here we are.  Ochocinco, now with the New England Patriots, hit the Twittersphere to express his awe at the Patriots’ offense after last Monday’s game, saying, “Just waking up after a late arrival, I’ve never seen a machine operate like that n person, to see video game numbers put up n person was WOW.”  He was vigorously taken to task for this by former Patriot Tedy Bruschi, now with ESPN.  Bruschi called on Ochocinco to “drop the awe factor” and “stop tweeting and get in your playbook.”

Aloysius says, “Thank you Chad Ochocinco.  You’re always good for a laugh.  Tweet away, buddy!!!!!”