Last Call

5:00 PM -- Here are a few items you should see before Happy Hour takes hold:

1) Verizon FiOS: Two Light Readers have sent me photographic proof that Verizon is expanding its fiber empire deep into AT&T strongholds of Allen and Frisco, Texas.


We suspect those Verizon vehicles weren't just waiting for day-old doughnuts to go on sale. So, again, we look forward to more fireworks as Verizon seems to be heading into another part of North Dallas (like this one, and this one) that is far from "underserved," as the government would say.

2) WiMax: In Vietnam, WiMax is replacing landline DSL. If only that could happen here.

3) NFL Draft: Pour me a draft, and read through what I think is a reasonable ranking of the 2009 draft, which starts tomorrow. Sorry, no pictures, but some good info nonetheless.

4) Skype: Now that Skype is essentially doing free, ad-hoc telepresence for a fraction of the cost of those super-expensive ego echo-chambers that Cisco sells, how much longer will it be before a traditional phone company takes them off eBay's hands? Doesn't it make sense to buy the thing that's doing 80 percent of what your premium services do at nowhere near the cost?

Have a nice weekend. Go Lions! (Just kidding.)

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 4:05:52 PM
re: Last Call

The most interesting thing I saw on the draft was the commentators ripping apart the Denver pick of Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia.

One commentator said something to the effect of: "Let's see, the are stacked with running backs, have never had a running back problem, but last year their defense is terrible. So what do they do in the first round? They pick a running back."

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:05:51 PM
re: Last Call


The big reason they were ripped for Knowshan Moreno was that they spent money on 3 free agent running backs in the offseason - JJ Arington, Correl Buckhalter and LaMont Jordan.

People found it really odd that you sign all 3 of those in the offseason and then on top of that spend your number 1 on a RB. 



DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:05:51 PM
re: Last Call

Maybe they're just sticking with what they know...


For Baltimore, it's defense. For Denver, it's running game. For Detroit, it's losing in a comical fashion. 




DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:05:50 PM
re: Last Call

It is odd, indeed. But with two-back tandem plays and wildcat formations getting popular, maybe they think it is wise to be four-deep at RB?

Better than having three kickers, isn't it? 

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