Monday, November 28, 2005

The Hottest...or, OK Boys, start wacking!

Since you are here, do me a favor and click on an ad!

The one on the left is an old picture, but it was the only decent one I could find until the one on the right. She is on One Tree Hill as Rachel, and she now has red hair. Her name is Danneel Harris. Nice name, huh? Sorry, I originally spelled it Daneel Harris.

Think a young Angie Everhart.

In the last episode, she was wearing an orange Izod, and looked unbelievable. She also did this cheerleading tryout thing, which showed off her assets. She plays a bad girl. Very bad.


Upon further review, I see she was on One Life to Live with another fav, Jamie Luner.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

It was 6 years ago today.


Glad it is getting farther and farther in the rear view mirror. Couldn't be in a better, more different place.

Thank you, Jesus.


So, they destroyed Western Illinois in a bandbox of a gym that they could not even sell out.

One of the announcers said, “they have almost sold out this 5,000 seat arena.” Their typical crowd is 1500.

Again, why was IU there? Nice gesture, Coach Davis. Now, let’s never do that again.

The real test, as we all know, is Wednesday. I will be at a show, but TiVo’ing the game, so don’t tell me who won.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bo-bby Howry

Pretty Good numbers from last year, but I never heard his name. Is that because he was in the American League or because he is a setup guy? Hopefully he has his White Sox stink off of him.

Once again, this team is destined to look good on paper.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Well, I started to watch the game last night against Florida A&M, but was summoned to go out drinking. The Auburn grad I saw there was bummed that his best players were in the Cream and Crimson.

From what I saw, Vaden wasn’t shooting well, but he ended up 4-9 from the field. Strickland continues to impress as a scorer.

Anyway, a 37 point blowout is good, with the Leathernecks up next.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Random Hot Chick

Not sure where I came up with this, but she is easy on the eyes.

Oh, by the way...

So, I see in the paper today (but not on line, figure that out) that the Cubs are raising prices. It was in a blurb right under the story about the big introduction of Scott Eyre. It also happened to be on a Friday, so it wouldn't make real big news.

6 Value Games @ $20
31 Regular Games @ $43
44 Prime Games @ $50

My half season ticket: $7306


Friday, November 18, 2005


  • Marco Killingsworth is the Man.
  • Earl Calloway looks like is is forty-five years old.
  • What is with wearing #51?
  • They don't play much defense.
  • They are much more athletic than any IU team I can remember.

Most noteworthy, though?

The fabulous blonde in the green sweater and tight white pants serving as the Colonels manager. Hubba Hubba.

Meet the New PussyChin, the ADD Poster Boy

Sure, he pitches every day and seems to be completely average, but meet your new Mike Remlinger.

And, he has a personal gameplan...if I can just remember where I found mind just wanders....

  • Focus on short-term goals. I focus on the here and now. I tackle only what I need to accomplish at that time, rather than thinking about everything I have to do for the day/week.
  • Get organized. I use a personal digital organizer to keep track of my schedule, appointments and errands.
  • Follow my doctor’s orders. My doctor recommends a treatment program that includes focus techniques and medication – and it works! I also take the medication my doctor prescribed for me at the same time every day.
  • Manage my symptoms consistently the whole day. Sticking with a treatment program that includes focus techniques and a medication that works for 12 hours is important for a better day at work on the ball field and at home with my wife and two boys.
  • Communicate. I don’t try to manage my ADHD alone. I rely on a team – my doctor, wife and teammates to help me manage my ADHD.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

If you are into looks...

I think if she would hang and/or bang Vince Vaughn, why not me? I am funny, pudgy, and moderately good looking....

Monday, November 07, 2005

Stolen from, but...

Now We Know Why The WNBA Doesn't Have Cheerleaders

Well, these type of stories don’t come along every day. As we’re sure most of you have heard by now, two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were arrested in Tampa early Sunday morning after, police say, the two of them were getting them some Sheryl Swoopes in the bathroom. That itself isn’t illegal (thank God!); punching a woman who was complaining about the wait outside the bathroom is.

So far, the cheerleaders are saying it’s a case of mistaken identity, which, if true, freaking sucks. But, if police reports are to be believed, we’re dealing with Renee and Angela. Not surprisingly, it’s darned-near impossible to get on their official Panthers bio pages right now — though we think it’s worth the wait — but Panthers officials emphasize that they made the trip to Tampa on their own; the team does not have cheerleaders for road games.

We could go on and on about this, and rest assured, we will. But for now, we’re just going to reemphasize that two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were allegedly having sex with each other in the bathroom of a Florida bar. We totally went to the wrong bars this weekend.

Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested [850: The Blog]

Cheerleader Bios [Carolina Panthers]

Sunday, November 06, 2005

GREAT Article about us sad Cubs fans

By Andrew Buchanan

I'm a lifelong Cubs fan but I strolled over to the White Sox World Series rally during my lunch hour to catch a glimpse of the celebration, knowing it may not happen again for another century or so. The scene was electric and the turnout incredible. Made me wonder where all these people are on Tuesday nights in April when the Sox are in town, because they certainly aren't at the Cell.

Sorry, but I'm feeling a little like Lewis "Scooter" Libby right now, hobbled and in hiding, the target of attacks and derision. I spent the preceding weeks on the defensive about being a Cubs fan and grew increasingly annoyed at the constant slights from Sox fans and the news media, who merrily joined in (lazily regurgitating myths and cliches about Cubdom).

The irony is that I like the Sox, attend a couple of games a summer (no lines for beer or the bathrooms, and the food's much better) and had great appreciation for the way the 2005 team played. And I wanted to cheer for them, I really did. Insufferable Sox fans, however, made it impossible.

On the night the Sox clinched the pennant I was lying in bed watching the post-game celebration when the phone rang, which was odd because it was 11:30 on a Sunday. I answered, and here's how the conversation went:

Me: "Hello."


It didn't sound like anyone I knew or anything one of my Sox fan friends would do.

Then ...


Sox fans' hatred of the Cubs is well-documented, but I was amazed that even during their moment of greatest glory it always seemed to come back to the Cubs. The day after that phone call I was walking by Wrigley Field when I saw a man in a Jeep driving by holding a giant Sox flag out of the sunroof, a huge grin on his face. Couple minutes later and I saw him again. He's doing laps around Wrigley like he's Karl Rove circling the Democratic National Committee office the day after the election.

Unfortunately, it seems the flag-waver and my late-night caller (it was a wrong number) were representative of many Sox fans: happy their team was making history; happier still the Cubs weren't.

And the media eagerly hopped on the Cubs-bashing bandwagon, reporters from far and near writing and blabbering about the supposed differences between the casual Cubs fans and the loyal-to-a-fault Sox followers.

A New York Times writer said people on the North Side were ignoring the Sox, spending their time "indoors making lattes or banking online or whatever it is Cubs fans do in October." In an op-ed piece for the Times, Studs Terkel, who should know better than to make such generalizations, intimated that Cubs fans don't even follow the game and compared attending a game at Wrigley to "going to an air show or `Cats'--something tourists do."

Say it ain't so, Studs.

Another article noted how Sox fandom was passed down from generation to generation, while following the Cubs was something one just picked up on a whim, when the weather was right, I guess. For the record, the Cubs have been around since 1876, 25 years longer than the Sox, and have a fan base that's probably double the Sox.

By the time the confetti had cleared on the Sox celebration ("shredded Cubs season tickets," one hilarious TV news reporter quipped), I had had enough.The irony in most of the arguments was obvious, considering many Sox fans aren't even motivated enough to actually, you know, attend their team's games on a consistent basis. One contention is that Wrigley Field is a "playground" for the young and drunk where no one pays attention to the game. Of course, there is that element at Wrigley, more so than on the South Side, but if you take a look around Wrigley it's easily apparent they are a distinct minority.

In fact, it's the Cell where the distractions abound: exploding scoreboard, idiotic races on the big screen between innings, blaring rock music that makes it virtually impossible to talk baseball even if you want to, doggie day at the park. If you listen to Sox fans and the media you'd think some of those dogs know how to keep score.

Another argument is that Cubs fans are casual in their loyalty, only following the team when the weather is nice and because the park is only a short stroll from their Wrigleyville apartments. This one is probably the most ludicrous. Are the people who pile off those buses--having traveled from Iowa, Wisconsin and Downstate Illinois--casual fans? Yuppies maybe? How about all of the Cubs fans you see in the stands at games in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami and Milwaukee? Or for that matter, the Cell during cross-town games, when it seems almost half the fans are cheering for the men in blue? Not true fans, I guess.

So, I invite Studs Terkel, dumb New York Times reporters and Sox fans to attend a Cubs game next summer (we'll return the favor when the Cubs play at the Cell and help you get a rare sellout). Have a seat in the beautiful old ballpark and glance around at fathers and daughters taking in the game together; the 95-year-old ushers and hand-operated scoreboard; Ronnie Woo-Woo and the ballhawks; the decidedly unyuppie fans from points all over the Midwest and just up the block.

And most of all, enjoy yourself ... and don't for a second think about the Sox.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sign me up!

Timberwolves' second-round pick Bracey Wright had a shot at sticking with the parent club, at least on the inactive list, because the coaches weren't confident that the Florida Flame would use Wright enough at point guard, a position he is trying to learn.

But on Tuesday, Coach Don Casey told both players they would be heading to Fort Myers within days.

"If they're sending me there to play a new position, to learn the ins and outs of it, I don't have any problem with that," Wright said. "I've never been a point guard exclusively, so if I have to go there and learn that, it's only going to make me better."

The players are not thrilled with the move, despite dodging their first Minnesota winter. In the first year of this new "affiliate" system, NBA teams will feed players to the minor league while retaining their rights. The parent clubs, however, will not be allowed to dictate style of play, positions, minutes or other basketball decisions.

Casey said that, while they're gone, Wright (and another rookie) will not be forgotten.

"They'll be members of the team," the coach said. "They'll have all the rights and privileges of our players. The paychecks still keep coming, the per diem still keeps coming [for road games]. . . . We'll send coaches down, and we'll also bring them back to work with us once we get a few days practice. We can do that three times a year."

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

He Still Gets Paid though, right?

Bracey Wright made the Minnesota Timberwolves but was put on the inactive list.

What exactly does that mean?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Thankfully, no Americans are involved....

This, from the CBC:

Women's curling will be getting more attention in the coming weeks, but not in a way that many expect.

A new international calendar features nude and scantily clad female curlers.

The idea came from Ana Arce, a photographer who skipped three seasons for the Andorran women but has since moved to Spain.

"I think it's going to change the image of the sport which is not so nice," Arce, who also poses in the calendar, told The Canadian Press. "I've been playing for eight years and there are so many beautiful girls playing and nobody knows it. ****LIE ****

"I doubt that anyone is going to be shocked and everybody's going to enjoy that and like it." Curlers who pose in the Ana Arce Team Sponsorship Calendar 2006 will divide the proceeds. Arce invited curlers she knew personally over the years, including Canadians Melanie Robillard of Ottawa and Lynsay Ryan of Kelowna, B.C.

Ryan, 21, is also the daughter of two-time world champion skip and 2006 Olympic hopeful Pat Ryan. Ryan, who attends McMaster University in Hamilton, posed in July in a see-through sarong in the forest of Fussen, Germany.

The 12 models that participated in the calendar represent curling teams from Denmark, Italy, Spain, England, Poland, Germany and Canada.

"Some of the girls showed a little bit more, like breasts, because they wanted to," Arce said of the black-white photos. "But it is very, very tasteful."

Other well-known Canadian female curlers didn't have a problem with the calendar but wouldn't participate.

"I couldn't, I'm too shy," said Jennifer Jones, the defending Scott Tournament of Hearts champion from Winnipeg. "It's very European. "If the right people want to do it I think it's kind of a fun idea and innovative and hopefully it will get curling some publicity."

The calendar will cost roughly $25 Cdn.