Thursday, June 30, 2005

Wouldn't you know it?


Oh sure, my other girlfriend, Danica Patrick comes to KC for the weekend, and where am I going to be? Omaha! Argh!

AJ's slacking...


I'll post the daily Sharapova pic. Also, here's an interesting little flash movie: The Knack would be proud. As of this posting, Maria is down 1-0 (6-7) in sets to Venus Williams. Ugh. C'mon Maria!
Edit: Dammit. The Predator got her. Maria falls in straight sets 6-7 1-6. Boo!

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Go Gators!

Dammit, I hate Texas. Or more specifically, their assinine, arrogant fanbase. And Augie Garrido. A bigger tool in college baseball never existed. So many have their tongues planted firmly in his asshole that it makes me ill... One of their fans told me "everybody hates him, but if you knew him, you'd know he was a great guy". Yeahright. I've heard enough behind-the-scenes stuff to know that if you're in Augie's inner-circle, he might be okay. If you're not, you ain't worth shit. Fuck him and his gang-sign waving team and fans. The song is "I've been working on the railroad", you stupid asses. I wish we'd let Mexico have you.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sun Dog

Ariel lazes in Mom & Dad's kitchen...

Monday, June 20, 2005

Hmm...Texas and Florida, maybe?

Florida certainly looks far better than I thought they were...

Guess we'll see what happens on Tuesday.

Although I like the Huskers, I may be rooting ASU (I have a longtime allegiance). HuskerFan has begun to wear on me.

Monday, June 13, 2005

CWS Championship Series Prediction

Nebraska vs. Tulane for all the marbles.

Who wins? I'm not sure, yet...

ASU/Fullertion Regional pt. 2

Congratulations to the ASU Sun Devils! They showed an incredible amount of testicular fortitude by shaking off that abyssmal call on Friday night and handing the Titans their lunch on Saturday, and then coming back from a 7-2 deficit on Sunday to win 9-8 and punch their ticket for Omaha. I've been an ASU baseball fan for many years, and it's good to see them back again. Hopefully Ole Miss will finish off Texas & Augie Garrido and guarantee us a Costner-free College World Series.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

ASU/Fullerton Super Regional

Duplicated over at: http://www.whooterville.com

Here's a hearty "Fuck You" to third base umpire Jack Cox, who thought he should decide the game, rather than the kids on the field.

To make a bullshit balk call on an intential walk is outrageous and unfair to the players and fans who up to that point had been in a hell of an outstanding baseball game.

I'll be happy if this jackass never works another game in his life.

Jack Cox, this one's for you:

Thursday, June 09, 2005

We're National Champs! In your face, losers!

This is something that's bothered me for awhile, and it got brought back to the forefront last night as I watched the final game of the Women's College World Series. I don't have a problem with Michigan winning (It's hard for me to hate girls just because they chose the wrong school.) My rant doesn't even concern who won or lost.

My problem is this: sometime ago, someone at the NCAA (I'm assuming) thought it would be a magnificent idea to throw "National Champ" t-shirts and hats at the winning team, mere seconds after the final out/buzzer/whatever, while both teams are still on the field and prior to any postgame handshakes, etc.

I can't blame the kids for putting this stuff on (what else are they gonna do with it?), but would it be so bad to wait until after things like the handshake and trophy presentations, when teams have retired to their lockerrooms to hand these things out? The people in the stands and watching on TV, unless they're irretrievably stupid, know who just won the championship. Who do these things benefit at that particular moment?

The losing team already knows they lost. Do they really need to go through a handshake line with the winning team already wearing "We're #1" hats and t-shirts? It'd be nice if the winners didn't have to (intentionally or not) rub the losers' noses in it.

It'd be nice if a coach or team captain or somebody took a stand and said "If we win this thing, and they hand out hats & t-shirts, don't put them on until after handshakes, etc."

But then, I'm all about nice, aren't I?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

One thing to like about IRL

CNN.com - Man's leg lands in yard

Remind me to stop bitching the next time it rains...

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Two things to like about Texas

Cat Osterman & Desiree Williams

Yummy.

I love the College World Series...sorry AJ.

Outside of opening day of the college hockey season, and Jennifer Garner's birthday, the CWS is my favorite time of year.

Is it perfect? No. But for me, the positives outweigh the negatives every time.

It probably means more to me now that I don't live in Omaha anymore, and have become one of those that roadtrip back for the series every year (granted it's not a long roadtrip, and I don't drive my house back with me). I like getting 12 days off from work to see the series (and who wouldn't like 12 days off?) I get to see my family, my friends, and this year, "George A. Romero's Land of the Dead" on opening day (June 24th) with my Manly Men's Movie Reviews group.

I don't like metal bats, and I don't like schedules that get screwed around for the sake of TV or getting more northern teams in the CWS (note: still doesn't work, either. A max of 2 northern teams can make the series this year.) I don't like morons that decide CWS week is the perfect time to take a trip to a zoo that's open 50 other weekends a year.

I like Zesto's and Hot Fudge Malts. I like tailgating in the parking lot and watching college girls in impossibly small clothing walk around.

Mostly I like watching guys play soley to win, and not multi-millionaires that don't run out fly balls or grounders.

I like hating Texas and LSU (not-so-sadly, there will definitely be no LSU this year.)

Anyhow, here's my predictions/wishes for this year's CWS field:

Super Regional Matchup
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Tulane vs. Rice - Tulane

Southern California vs. Oregon State - Oregon State

Ole Miss vs. Texas - Ole Miss

Clemson vs. Baylor - Baylor

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee - Georgia Tech

Florida State vs. Florida - Florida

Cal State-Fullerton vs. Arizona State - Arizona State

Miami (FL) vs. Nebraska - Nebraska

Monday, June 06, 2005

CNN.com - Supreme Court allows prosecution of medical marijuana

A hearty thank you to the Supreme Court for allowing sick and dying people the pain and suffering they so richly deserve.

I hope you fuckers can sleep at night.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Royals Sweep Yanks. Buddy Bell is 3-0. WTF?

Okay, I'm not quite ready to admit yet that I may have been hasty in my blasting of the hire of Buddy Bell as the new Royals manager, but I've certainly been impressed the last three nights. If they can play around .500 baseball in June, I may have to apologize. We'll see...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Queen of the hill

I like taking pictures of the dog. Sue me.

ABC News: Paris Hilton to join fortunes with shipping scion

The jokes will practically write themselves on this one. What's the over/under on how long this'll last? Nicky's marriage lasted three months, so if that's the line, I'll take the under...