Bill Polian already has made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But maybe there’s an unknown higher level of the Hall into which he’s trying to nudge his bust.
Regardless, B.P. has instantly qualified for a spot in the B.S. Hall of Fame by suggesting that, 17 years ago, the Colts had a first-round grade on quarterback Tom Brady.
Asked by Sports Illustrated to name the quarterbacks he would have drafted if Peyton Manning weren’t on the roster, Polian had this to say after mentioning Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers, via USA Today: “Tom Brady would have been a guy, and we were very high on him. Our guys really loved him, but we weren’t in the quarterback market, obviously. Those would be the guys I remember us giving solid, first-round, can-lead-you-to-a-championship grades.”
And so a guy who belongs to a very exclusive club of football achievement has instantly become a member of a far bigger group: Those who claim they knew Tom Brady was going to become Tom Brady.
Frankly, Polian is either lying or admitting to a moment of gross incompetence. The fact that the Colts had Manning, the first pick in 1998, didn’t preclude them from drafting a quarterback in 2000 at or before the Patriots got Brady at pick No. 199. In 2004, for example, Polian drafted quarterback Jim Sorgi with selection No. 193.
If Polian truly had a first-round grade on Brady, Polian should have drafted Brady. Not in the early rounds, obviously. By the time round four rolls around, however, who in their right mind would pass on a player with a first-round grade — unless the player picked instead also had a first-round grade?
For the Colts, it’s possibly that defensive tackle Josh Williams (No. 122 in round four) had a first-round grade, but he sure didn’t play like it. Ditto for guard Matt Johnson (No. 138 in round five), who never even appeared in a regular-season game.
Any time a player with a first-round grade slides, you take him. And if he ends up being better than the guy you currently have at the position, you play him or you trade him for more than you got him for.
Indeed, look at what the Patriots have done at the quarterback position during Brady’s career. They took Rohan Davey in round four of the 2002 draft, Kliff Kingsbury in round six a year later, Matt Cassel in round seven in 2005, Kevin O’Connell in round three three years later, Zac Robinson in round seven in 2010, Ryan Mallett in round three the following year, Jimmy Garoppolo in round two in 2014, and Jacoby Brissett in round three a year ago.
That’s eight quarterbacks drafted since 2002, despite the presence of Brady. And when Brady was drafted, the Patriots supposedly had a franchise quarterback in Drew Bledsoe.
Bottom line? If Polian truly believed that Brady was going to be a great player, Polian should have taken him at some point before the Patriots (a division rival at the time) got him with pick No. 199.
Someone needs to tell Bill Polian "pics or it didn't happen".
I don't gamble on sports anymore, but when I did there would be nothing more annoying that would drive me insane than watching a game with someone who doesn't gamble who would say something midway through a game like "I would've bet that" "or "why didn't you bet that?" when they have the benefit of hindsight. Like when a 20 point favorite in the NBA is losing and everybody is shocked and they're like "Well I would've bet on the Nets over the Warriors".
Like there's no way. You don't know what you're talking about and are just lying. Saying you would've bet something, after you have the knowledge of hindsight, and when you didn't actually put money down and go through the emotions of placing a bet is lunacy. You can kick rocks. If it was that easy everybody would be rich.
That's basically what Bill Polian is saying. He's the guy who doesn't gamble telling gamblers that he would've bet on the winner, who they SHOULD'VE bet on. He'd tell you he would've bet on Leicester City to win the prem last year when they were 5000-1. Yeah now everybody knows that Tom Brady is the best quarterback of all time, but way back in 2000 there's no way in hell you had a 1st round grade on him and just didn't take him.
When I'm playing my franchise in Madden and there's a first round talent that slips late I'll take him just because of the talent alone, you're getting 1st round talent late, it's a risk worth taking. And that's me, a 25 year old year old idiot playing video games. You're supposed to be the GM of an NFL team you gotta know you can't keep passing on that talent because someday it will burn you like. Just like Tom Brady did for essentially his entire career.
Just shut the hell up and stop lying, because pro football talk is 100% right. He's either lying or is a fucking idiot (which I'd go with since he doesn't think T.O. or Randy Moss deserve to be in the Hall of Fame) because if you really thought Tom Brady was a first round talent, you won't have passed on him 5 times you should've been fired way before 2012.
Let's just face the facts, despite a pretty solid college career that included a BCS bowl win nobody expected Tom Brady to be who he is. That's what adds to his legacy. He worked hard and proved everybody wrong, and here Bill Polian is trying to claim that he knew all along. BULL SHIT. If that were true he would not have lasted until pick 199. That simple. Bill Polian is a liar, and also incompetent AF. The fact that ESPN pays him to drool on the microphone is one of the big reasons they're losing millions of subscribers per month. Someone should've told them just because Lou Holtz finally "retired" doesn't mean you need another geriatric old fuck bouncing around in Bristol spewing hot garbage.
The Pats shocked the world by signing former Bills CB Stephon Gilmore to a huge deal. A lot of the details aren't out yet, but it's somewhere around 14 million a year, very shocking move, especially by the Patriots. Did not see that coming.
The next question that addition poses, at least to me is what does that mean for Malcolm Butler? The Patriots have placed a 1st round tender on the restricted free agent. Which basically means he can either sign the I believe 3.9 million dollar one year contract offered to him or he can sign an offer sheet with another franchise, and if the Pats don't match it he's gone, but they get that team's first round pick if he signs else where. Most believe nobody will try to sign him as no team has signed an offer sheet to a player with a 1st round tender since 2003.
Personally, I've been in the re-sign our guys camp. Like I probably tweet it once an hour. I think they should build around Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower. This team had the best defense in the NFL this last season and it only makes things easier for an aging Tom Brady. The better the defense is, the longer I think he lasts since you aren't asking as much from him, not exactly a groundbreaking concept. Both guys are young explosive, play makers who have helped this team win two Super Bowls in the last three years. There's a chance for a 2nd New England dynasty if they win another ring.
I get all the "it's a business jargon" but I think a team with the cap space the Patriots have owes it to these guys to get them paid and keep them in Foxboro for a long time.
We all know you can't guess what the Patriots will do next because they've been shocking the league and their fans for almost 20 years, but this seems like a no brainer. I'm honestly shocked they'd let a guy like Dont'a Hightower walk and are considering trading an elite NFL corner for speed receiver. Resigning these guys makes all the sense in the world and they can afford it. It's not like they're strapped against the salary cap, as Jean Ralphio would say the Pats are
I just don't get why they have to be so fucking cheap? If you re-sign Malcolm longterm (which they can totally afford to do) then of a sudden you have one of the best secondaries in the NFL between him, Gilmore, McCourty & Chung.
As for the Brandin Cooks for Malcolm Butler talks, it makes no sense to me. I don't understand why the Patriots are so obsessed with this guy. Sure he's a nice player, but WR is one spot the Pats don't really need any help at. Plus Malcolm Butler is an All-Pro top 5 corner in the league, who also fucking stole this team a championship. How does that not mean anything to them? Why are they trying to give up a 1st round pick or all-pro corner for him? Use the first round pick on a more pressing issue like the front 7 or offensive line. WR may be the last position on the field I think the Pats need help at. I love Edelman, Hogan proved to be huge this year, making a ton of big plays, including a catch on 3rd and 10 to get the Patriots game tying drive of Super Bowl LI going. We know Danny Amendola can add, and Malcolm Mitchell really came into himself as a rookie. I think he has an extremely bright future, especially since he's gained Tom Brady's trust. Basically the Pats are pretty solid at WR. Plus they have this guy named Rob Gronkowski coming back as well.
I know Bill has proven us wrong a ton with his questionable moves, but let's not act like he doesn't make mistakes too. This is the same guy who drafted guys like Ras-I Dowling and Tavon Wilson.
I just think this trade is a horrible idea and I think the fact that they aren't paying guys who have made huge plays in Super Bowls for them is a horrible look. After Malcolm Butler's interception and what he's proven the last two seasons, it should be an obvious choice to resign him. A guy like that should be a Patriot for a long time. It's a slap in the face to those guys and I think it sets a horrible precedent. If I'm him I'm pissed at the Patriots. He's the one who's done it for this team on the biggest stage. Gilmore is a nice player, but this is probably his most famous career highlight.
The Patriots are playing with fire. Especially if Tony Romo signs with Denver or Houston. Gotta keep this defense in tact. You cannot afford to lose two of your three best defensive players just because you want to save money.
I saw this on twitter last night and just absolutely lost it. This made me smile from ear to ear. Videos like this are what makes the internet a great place despite all the shitty stuff you gotta deal with on a daily basis. It's a bunch of grandmas and some random old Asian dude (I think that's a guy, could be wrong) dancing to a Bad and Boujee remix. Sometimes you don't need to try to put your own spin on a video. This is amazing without anything from me.
These old birds could be anybodies grandma and that's what makes it great. I can picture any retirement home full of Berthas and Dorothys anywhere in this great nation practicing for 2 hours them getting trotted out onto an NBA court for our enjoyment. They're so bad, but are trying to so hard. It's amazing. I'm mesmerized.
We've seen the dance teams do the same boring dances to the same tired songs for years. I give the Magic all the credit in the world for taking a chance and giving us this dance instead. I could watch this 100 times today and still smile. It's just a hilarious concept. Especially when you think of the lyrical content to the song they're doing this to. Good thing it's a remix otherwise I bet at least 1 grandma would just stop mid dance because it upset her. If there's one thing I know about Grandmas it's that they do not like bad language. If I let a "fuck" slip out in front of my grandma you'd think I'd just committed murder. But just imagine seeing your grandma dance out of rhythm with a bunch of her friends from the retirement home at center court of an NBA game? It's hilarious, I'll take this over an NBA dance team anyway.
Everybody knew it was coming, but yesterday it was made official that Martellus Bennett will not be returning to the Patriots. When they acquired TE Dwayne Allen and a 6th round pick from the Indianapolis Colts for in exchange for a 4th round pick it essentially slammed any door shut regarding the possibility of a year 2 of Martysaurus Rex in Foxboro.
Marty B became a fan favorite in New England due to his production and personality both on and off the field. He's funny, he's smart, and he does a lot of amazing charity work.
After being a problem in the league early in his career it appears Martellus has matured. Really bums me out they couldn't work out a longterm deal just because I like him so much, but as a football move it is the right call.
After losing Gronk to a season ending back injury, Bennett became the Pats #1 tight end. While he wasn't putting up Gronk like numbers, as he too was battling injuries. Martellus stepped in nicely and helped the Patriots win a Super Bowl. Marty wants to get paid, as he claimed immediately after the Super Bowl and have no problem with him going after the cash, he got his ring, now it's time for him to get a big pay day. We all have seen in the NFL how careers can end in a flash and without fully guarantees deals I have no issue with dudes wanting to get theirs while the can.
It was a great one year relationship for the Pats and Martellus. Both parties got what they wanted. Patriots got ring #5, Bennett got his first and a chance to show off for a bigger deal which everybody expects he will recieve. I think I can speak for most Patriot fans in saying that I wish he'd be back, but I understand the business and knew the Patriots weren't going to give Marty the 9 million dollars a year he was looking for.
After the Pats acquired Allen from the Colts, effectively ending any chance of a return to Foxboro Marty took to twitter to say goodbye to Pats fans.
In his lone season with the Pats Martellus Bennett had 55 catches for 701 yards and 7 TDs. In the playoffs he added 11 grabs for 98 yards. I wish Bennett and Gronk could've both been healthy all season long, it would've been awesome to see what the Patriots could do with those two on the field at the same time, it's a shame they only got to play together for a handful of games.
I wish Marty the best of luck in the future, hopefully he doesn't sign with a team I hate so I can continue to root for him in the future. He won't get the unfollow on twitter and IG if he signs with a team I can tolerate, but if it's Seattle, Baltimore, Denver, either New York Team, Pittsburgh or Indy then I'm hitting that unfollow button.
As for Dwayne Allen, I absolutely love the move. Give up a 4th and get a legit tight end and another late round pick. The stats do not tell the story of Dwayne Allen, he's battled injuries and dealt with bad Indianapolis teams the last few years, I expect him to do big things in a Patriot uniform.
Plus this tweet he sent out after the deflategate game in 2015 just makes Pats fan love him more already. I think it's going to be a great marriage between him and the Patriots. Just hope he and Gronk can stay on the field, or at least be healthy for the playoffs.
Goodbye Marty :'(
Fuck man he's making this hard to deal with. I'm gonna miss Marty a lot.
Song: I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
Artist: My Chemical Romance
Album: Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
This came on my phone when I was at the gym this morning, brought me back to 7th grade. Holy emo. Video came out just as fuse and mtv2 were slowing getting rid of music, one of the last great videos I can remember actually watching on tv.
I love Tim Tebow.
He is my favorite college football player of all time. After Tom Brady he's probably my favorite athlete ever. Tebowmania in the NFL back in 2011 is hands down my favorite non-Patriot storyline in league history. I just love his story and everything he's about. He's just a good, genuine dude who just because he's an outspoken Christian gets mocked. Take religion out of the equation and he's living a life where he wants to help people, and make the world better, yet he's hated by many.
I truly believe Tebow got black balled in the NFL. I think given his unique skill-set and outspoken beliefs with the media distraction he brings caused teams to pass on him. The headache isn't worth the skills in their eyes.
Yes his passing isn't great, but the dude won. 8-6 as an NFL starter. Matt Flynn had one good game and got to stick around in the NFL for 5 years even though he sucks. Zach Mettenberg is like 0-11 career as a starter and he has a job as a back-up. Just because his game was different doesn't mean it couldn't work. I'd rather have Tebow with his big plays and running ability than a guy like Sam Bradford who broke the completion percentage record throwing 3 yard dinks to Kyle Rudolph and is a career loser in the league.
I just think if he was given an entire off-season as a team's starter he could've improved. He was getting better as the season went on. Say whatever you want about the guy but he lead a horrible team to the playoffs and made plays when it counted. I don't think he got a fair shake with the Jets, and in 2015 with the Eagles in the preseason I think he played well enough to make an NFL roster.
There's just so many horrible back-up QBs in the NFL that Tebow is better than but I'm going down a rabbit hole and just getting myself upset. That is a whole other blog in itself.
Now that Tebow has moved on from football he's trying a new sport: Baseball.
Despite not playing baseball since high school Tim Tebow announced last year that he was going to pursue a baseball career. That shocked everybody, but what was even more shocking is that Tebow was actually signed by the New York Mets (minor league deal).
While I support my guy no matter what, and respect him for not caring about what people have to say and following his dream, I have to admit I hate the move. Maybe hate isn't the right word but it really bums me out. Mainly because it shouldn't' have happened. Tim Tebow should still be in the NFL or at the very least have been given a legit chance to fail. In a league where criminals are given second and third chances. Tebow had a winning record as a starter yet never got another chance to start. After leading the Broncos to a 7-4 record while starting in 2011 and a playoff victory, he never started another NFL game at quarterback. Say what you will about his technique, but he was never given an opportunity to fail. That's what makes me so upset about it. Yeah maybe he would've lasted, but IMO he never got a fair chance to do that. If he had gone 2-14 as a starter with his low completion percentage then yeah I'd understand why he's out of the league, but that never happened.
While I hope he proves the doubters wrong, this time I think their doubts in his ability are justified. Can we all admit the Mets signed him as a publicity stunt? It's the simple. Tim Tebow after being out of baseball for like a dozen years isn't going to make the major leagues. I really hope I'm wrong but I think it's a pretty safe bet to assume. The Mets signed him to sell t-shirts and tickets.
The situation as whole just really bums me out. Tim Tebow is Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, he led a team to the playoffs and won a playoff game, he deserves better. He should be in the NFL. Not playing low A baseball getting trotted around in Spring Training by the Mets to sell tickets. I don't understand the mindset either where he wouldn't switch positions to stay in the NFL but he'd switch entire sports. Doesn't make sense to me.
It'd be an incredible story for Tebow to become a major league caliber player, but the main point I believe is that it should've never came to this. While I'll be rooting for him every step of the way. He's already said that sports don't define him and he has a lot more in life he wants to achieve, which I find very admirable. It still bums me out when I go on his wikipedia page and it says 2010-2012 for his NFL career.
It's been a while since I wrote about nasty food tweeted out by celebrities dale-jr-tweets-grossest-sandwich-ever.html but this tweet inspired me.
Something in life should never be mixed:
Water and Oil
Ammonia and Bleach
Pancakes and Spinach
That should be on the Constitution.
I know that being one of the pickiest eaters on earth may take away my credibility on this subject, but this is fucking disgusting-straight up. I'm all for experimenting with food, but somethings just don't mix. How in God's name do you even get the idea to do this? Was she like putting groceries away while making pancakes and some spinach fell into the mix and instead of throwing it out like a normal person she just rolled with it? I actually like spinach. It's one of the few vegetables I'm okay with, but even if you like both things it doesn't mean you should combine them.
I like cereal, and I like beer, but I'm not gonna replace milk with bud light. That's gross.
Somethings in life should never be mixed, and vegetables with essentially breakfast cake is one of them. I know in this day and age we're letting people do basically whatever they want, and for the most part I am cool with that. Let people do their thing. But that only goes so far, there needs to be a line in the sand somewhere. I'm drawing it here. Somethings in life are sacred. Breakfast foods are one of them. Don't mess with them. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it deserves our respect. Spinach and Pancakes separately go great with many things. But together it's blasphemy. You should not legally be allowed to do this. It's defamation of these two foods.
I don't even see the point. It's one thing if you're gonna try to substitute something to make it healthier. Like sometimes I won't put mayo on a turkey sandwich to save some calories. But you know somethings you really just can't make healthy. Pancakes are one of those things, adding spinach into the equation doesn't take away from the point that you're eating pancakes. I guess I could put some broccoli on an ice cream sundae, but guess what it's still a fucking ice cream sundae.
Like what do you even put on spinach pancakes?
If it's syrup then what's the point? Sugar sauce kind of defeats the purpose of spinach pancakes doesn't it?
I can't even think of what the alternatives would be. I just have so many questions that will never be answered. I have to stop thinking about this or I'm just gonna become even more irrationally pissed off at this. All I know is the idea of spinach pancakes is vile, and that picture is disgusting.
P.S. This tweet is gold and shits on this subpar blog.
Song: Pork Soda
Artist: Glass Animals
Album: How To Be A Human Being
I feel like this may have been song of the day before, or at least I know I've written about Glass Animals before in 26-songs-from-2016-you-need-to-hear-before-the-year-ends.html. The music video came out the other day so I'm using it again with the official video. Hard to keep track of songs of the day since there's been hundreds. Probably should've kept track, oh well it's my blog and I can do whatever I want. Here is the song of the day for March 8th. Happy Birthday Tommy D.
I gotta start this blog with a little self-reflection.
I should've taken a picture of the sign that I'm about to go in on; it would've really helped this blog. Didn't get a pic; that's on me. I fucked up.
I was just so pissed that I totally forgot to snap a photo.
This story actually begins yesterday when I was substitute teaching.
During 3rd period my class was in one of the computer labs where they were doing research for a project. (Aka I got paid to sit in the corner and pretend to care if kids were doing their work)
The phone rings.
Honestly even after subbing like 20+ times I still get wicked nervous every time the phone rings. Whenever I pick up it's so awkward (shocker) I just don't know if I should say like "Mr/Mrs. ________'s room. This is Mr. M******" or if I should just be like "This is Mr. M*********".
It's stressful af. Plus whenever the phone rings I just always assume it's for something bad which makes me even more nervous. I'm thinking either a kid fucked up or I fucked up. Nobody ever calls the sub to just be like "oh Ryan just wanted to let you know you're doing a great job!"
So I get the call and the lady says "Ryan, I have some bad news for you"
Now I feel fucking terrified. I'm thinking I did something to get fired or like my mom or dad just died. I said "what's wrong?" the lady asked if I drive a red Jeep, which I do then she told me I have a flat tire. I was relieved that I wasn't in trouble, but at the same time I was now freaking out about how to handle this situation while I was working. And I appreciate the heads up so I could get it fixed before the school day ended, but I can't lie I was kind of weirded out. I still don't know how they knew it was my car, but I'm just making this blog longer with details that don't really matter.
But seriously how did they know?
Fast forward to today. Since I had a flat, and my front tires are so bald that you'd think they're on chemo, it was finally time to bite the bullet and get four new tires.
I had to go all the way up to beautiful North Dartmouth to hit up Sears for some new rubber. They told me it was going to be a few hours so I just walked over to the mall to pass the time.
I was hoping I could just time it perfectly and catch a movie while I waited, I really need to see Get Out to see if all the hype is justified, but unfortunately for me at like 11 am nothing was playing yet. Kinda shocked by that, considering how many people were at the mall in North Dartmouth on a fucking Tuesday morning. I know as a substitute teacher/pizza man/aspiring blogger I might not have room to say this but seriously does anybody in that town have a fucking job?
At this point I figure I'll just walk around and hope they finish asap as possible.
Now that a movie was out of the question and I already crushed some Auntie Anne's (if you go to a mall and don't get Auntie Anne's did you even really go?) I thought I could do the thing I usually hit up the Warwick Mall to do.
Get my eyebrows threaded.
Make fun of me if you want, but I know a lot of dudes (maaaaybe 5) who do it so I'm not alone here.
Anyways, I see there is a salon in this shit hole of a mall that does threading and waxing. I think to myself, at least I can threaded up while I'm waiting for my tires. Kill two birds with one stone. I check out the price board and it says "Threading $10"
I think to myself. "Perfect, that's a reasonable price, same as Warwick Mall" and as I'm about to walk in to pay $10 to hold back tears for 5-15 minutes while some Asian lady talking shit to her coworkers about how I'm gonna break the chair in her native tongue using dental floss to make my eyebrows less ugly. Before I get an opportunity for that to happen I see directly below "Men's threading $15". I absolutely lose my shit (internally, I'm not a make a scene guy)
Like how fucked up is that? Why should I have to pay $5 more to get my eyebrows done just because I'm a guy? I mean $15 bucks is outrageous for threading, but it's more the principle of the situation than anything. If it was $1 v $6 I'd be mad too. Why should men need to pay more for the same service? I already have to deal with all the guilt the media says I should feel for being a straight white man in America. Now I'm gonna get charged more for being a dude?
It's absolutely bullshit.
Now I'm gonna be honest for a second here, while I think a lot of the "social injustices" people care about are important, I really never gave a shit. Call me an ass hole, privileged or whatever but I'm just being honest.
I just don't really care about anything. I care about like 10 things: my friends, my family, Boston sports, pizza, beer, music, and hopefully getting laid again someday. See I couldn't' even think of 10.. I just am so laid back that I really don't care about things that that doesn't directly impact me or the people I care about. Like I don't care about the Milwaukee Brewers because I'm a Red Sox fan. I didn't really care about inequality between genders because I usually was on the right side of things. It's basically the same thing.
Well now that I'm on the other side and got a taste of what you deal with, I totally am with you ladies. Does this make me a feminist? I think so. I already don't shave my legs.
Get mad at me for taking this long if you want, but honestly you should be happy to have me. Because when I care about something I care hard. I'm all in. I've always thought women should get paid the same as men, but now I'm all for things costing the the same for men and women as well. Why should women's razors cost more than men's? Why should dude's have to pay more to get their eyebrows done? In 2017 we should be better than that.
Plus if we're being honest most people only care about things once they impact them firsthand. Do you think Magic Johnson would give two shits about AIDS research if he didn't have it? Probably not. If Michael J. Fox never got Parkinson's do you think he would've ever thought twice about it? Most people don't care about random diseases until it impacts them. When a celebrity starts a foundation for something random it's usually because someone they love has it. Like nobody cares about cystic fibrosis unless they or someone close them has it.
That's basically how I feel here. I never truly understood how fucked up gender inequality is until I witnessed it firsthand. I'm sorry ladies for ever laughing at you. Now I get how you feel when you get mistreated financially just because you're a girl. It's fucked up and not how life should go.
I still don't get the logic behind making it 50% more expensive for men. Are you assuming we had more hair? You can't do that in 2017. If anything it should be cheaper to get threaded if you're a dude because the demand is lower, try to get more customers. Like a promotion. I feel like there is still a stigma as a male to get your eyebrows threaded, so they should be making it cheaper for guys to get more male costumers. I don't know I didn't go to business school but that seems like it makes sense to me. But I'm not even asking for that because it goes against my entire theme of this blog, it should be the same for everybody.
I feel like I need to pull a Pretty Woman/Dwight at the Steamtown mall to try to teach them a lesson. I think I should go dressed as a girl and try to get it for $10. I mean I already have the long hair and boobs.
Hate that I haven't written in like a week. Time to burn that midnight oil.
Song: Rhythm & Blues
Artist: The Head and the Heart
Album: Signs of Life