Wednesday, October 25, 2006

When In Doubt, Turn To Sports


I'm not sure what's worse: the quality of the teams for which I am eternally cheering, or the fact that I can't stop myself. This has not been a good fall for sports. Sure, the A's made the playoffs again, and even got out of the first round. But then they got swept like they were the Kansas City Royals (next year's champs, by the by) and all the good feelings are gone. I can't even bring myself to root for/against/for/idon'tknowanymore Tony LaRussa.

In college football, I've got the best and worst of times. Ohio State is still #1 in the country, but the Miami Hurricanes are looking more thugged out and embarassing than ever. It was bad enough the team wasn't very good to start, now they've got yet another black eye on the reputation, such as it was. I mean, save that shit for when you turn pro, kids! At least that way, you can afford good lawyers. Just ask Ray Lewis.

On the pro side...oy. I can't even bring myself to talk about the pathetic situation that is year two of the Saban-era Dolphins. And yet--AND YET--there's a too-vocal-for-it's-own-good part of me that is thinking they can run the table after the bye week. (Shut up. Just shut up! Yes, I looked at the schedule.) Better yet, I'm picturing it with them totally adopting a gunslinger mentality with Cleo Lemon at quarterback, chucking it downfield to Chambers, Vick, and Welker. At least my insane imaginings are comical and not based in any sort of reality.

The only way I can imagine enjoying sports this fall, beyond the Buckeyes pounding the Wolverines, is if the Atlanta Hawks get off to a hot start. (SHUT UP!) I know. It's like playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun. I'm just asking for it. Well, I don't give a good god damn. Marvin and Shelden Williams to glory!

I. Suck.

On the plus side, with nothing interesting going on in sports (Cram your hockey! Cram it!), I have been able to use my what little down time I have from work to slog through the media bottleneck in my apartment. Music, books, games and movies have been go. Which reminds me: go pick up the new Melvins disc. Now. Seriously. It's called A Senile Animal and is worth the money. Don't you like to rock? Don'tcha?! Freedom hater.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Holidays Are Hell

...that 're so feckin' tight, his hairy sac brushes off my elbow with the slightest bit of turbulence.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Gridiron Funny
for The Drizzle

Wait for a sign from Gozer the Traveller; he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large and moving Torb. Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex Supplicants, they chose a new form for him -- that of a Giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you!

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Yankees lose. Sports schadenfreude through the roof. It's nearly as satisfying as seeing Duke lose.

I'm taking Oakland in 6. Go A's! Please Hurt, Hammer 'Em! (That bit was completely stolen from Jeff Chang's blog.)

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The King Should Stick To Football

Finally, Sneak King takes the stealth action genre and puts it to a friendlier use than usual. Instead of tiptoeing behind enemy guards to silently snap their necks, players will sneak up on hungry people to surprise them with offerings of Burger King food. Gamers will have to sneak up on people in a logging yard, a construction site, downtown, and the suburbs, and they will be graded on their performance "based on how elaborate the delivery is executed."



-Road trip to Wilmington, NC with the Drizzle. That place is awesome. And the weather was perfect. So much to say about this weekend, but I just don't have the energy.
-Nephew (the first, #61 pictured below) playing football, niece cheering him on. Regardez les photos!

-Mother and sister have successfully moved to Raleigh. It was sad, but definitely the best thing for them to do.
-Have new furniture in the apartment, so it finally feels like more than a place to just sleep between my time at work.
-Related: recliner!
-The A's are up 2-0 in the opening series of the ALDS. I'm genuinely shocked, as I expected them to be swept out. Hopefully they can keep this up.
-Turned 32. Life rocks. (Special shout out to MC for the good bday words.)


-Teh sickness. Have a doc appointment for this coming Monday. It can't get here soon enough.
-Both my fantasy and favorite football teams are in the shitter. I can't believe I bought the hype with Daunte Culpepper. Jo-ey! Jo-ey!
-Work has been f'n killer this week. And it's only Wednesday.

That is all. Details when when/if I feel like it. Hope all you people are doing a'ight.