Saturday, December 16, 2006

I didn't think that The NFL Network's broadcasts could get worse than Bryant Gumbel and Chris Collinsworth, and then they put in Dick Vermeil, who has the absolute worst broadcast voice I have ever heard.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Morneau, Justin $ 385,000
Jeter, Derek $ 20,600,000

Any question on the most valuable?
I hate this faucet. There's one in my company's bathroom. Do they realize that one push is not enough to adequately wash one's hands?

Monday, November 20, 2006


The best excerpt is:

"The many rules strip us of the most important thing: the ability to be considerate. We're losing our capacity for socially responsible behavior," says Dutch traffic guru Hans Monderman, one of the project's co-founders. "The greater the number of prescriptions, the more people's sense of personal responsibility dwindles."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

How's this for misplaced priorities...

A man was busted for marijuana possession with intent to distribute. After serving his time, he became an assistant coach for Norwell youth football. When the charges were made public, the coach resigned.

Here are some BRILLIANT excerts from this article:

‘‘Possession of marijuana is a serious crime, but possession with intent to distribute is infinitely worse,’’ selectmen said in a letter to Garvey that was signed by Chairman John Mariano.
Garvey declined to make public the results of the criminal background checks the league runs on coaches, and noted that some coaches may have, as youths, committed less-serious crimes, such as drunken driving.

Hmm. Drunken driving considered a less-serious crime than marijuana possession?

After watching Fernando Rodney throw some cheese vs the Cardinals, I had a thought. If Rodney had a dark "substance" on his hand, no one would notice!

Monday, October 23, 2006

"ESPN video analysis of Rogers' left hand during his previous starts during the '06 playoffs appears to show a similar substance."


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jay-Z and Budweiser? What a sell out. It's a pretty big step down from Cristal.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Great. This week's "The Office" episode ruined the ending of "Million Dollar Baby" for me.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I don't know what was more disgusting: watching Jeter go 4 for 4 or Fox's inept handling of the broadcast. I turned the game off after they cut into the middle of a pitcher overthrowing to first base on a pick-off attempt.

Monday, October 02, 2006

All I have to say is that there is more luck involved in Fantasy Sports, Horse Racing, and the lottery/Keno than there is in a poker tournament.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ali G DVDs! Great!

If you order season 1 and 2 together, it costs just two cents more than buying them separately! Normally, a merchant would give an incentive to "bundle." Here, the only incentive is about 3 mouse clicks, which, according to HBO's sales department, is worth 2 cents.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"We both spoke and I wasn't the first. I held his shirt but don't you think it is a provocation to say that 'if you want my shirt I will give it you afterwards'?

"I replied to Zidane that I would prefer his sister, that is true. I brought up his sister and that wasn't a nice thing, that is true," said Materazzi.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

American Mastroeni gets three-match ban from FIFA

What? Is this FIFA's way of "standing behind" their horrible officials? What a joke. It shouldn't have been a red card in the first place. What an insult.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It's official: The spinach and bacon souffle at Panera is not as good as the four-cheese or the spinach & artichoke.
It shouldn't take a movie to get people to act. But let's hope it does.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I won an iPod last year. Let's see what I get this time...

Texas Holdem Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 1850675

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

05/03/2006 01:50:23 Wagered $10.00 to win $11.50 on TAYLOR HICKS Unsettled

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Real Secret
to Winning Consistently

The real secret to winning consistently.
Ok, you've studied, paid your dues and learned your favorite game up, down and sideways. Does this mean you're always going to win? Nope not at all. While luck in any form of gambling is critical to winning, there is one other aspect that is even more critical. Now bear with me here, because you've heard this before. But this time I'm going to tell you how to make it work for you every time you play.

Here it is…
It's your state of mind and mindset at the time you are playing. Think back to things you have done in the past. It might be a gambling example or possibly even an athletic memory. Mindset in athletics is virtually the same as mindset in gambling. If you approach either event with even a hint of doubt you are almost doomed to failure. Sure on occasion luck might be on your side, and you win in spite of the doubts.

But most often,when you doubt yourself, losing is almost a foregone conclusion. When you enter an event confident, without a single doubt about winning you become a very dangerous opponent. You act positively, with little or no hesitation and doubt. At these times it seems like you can just do no wrong. It becomes instinctive, you just know what you have to do and do it. I'm willing to bet you can jog your memory and relate to this. Those times when you met and overcame a challenge, and just knew the whole time it was happening that you were going to!

I'm equally sure you can think back to times when you did something but weren't quite sure you could measure up to the challenge, and didn't. Your mental outlook at the start of any endeavor has more to do with the outcome than any other single factor. And it doesn't matter whether it's Gambling, Athletics, and even Business. Of course luck will always be a factor, but with a strong positive mental outlook luck becomes less and less important. You don't need luck. You become "razor" sharp and cut through obstacles and challenges as if they didn't exist. People entering a Casino with the attitude "well all I can lose is what I've brought" will almost certainly be going home broke.

Just as someone who sits at a poker table will leave broke with a similar attitude. Now this magic elixir of confidence that helps people attain great things can be called up whenever you are ready. The one thing that forces that mental outlook more than anything is preparation. That's why someone with years of experience, in anything really, can carry themselves with that air of superiority. They're not traveling down unknown roads. They've been down the path before and know what to expect, and how to react.

So is it possible for someone lacking that depth of experience to be able to play with the same attitude? Yes it is. All it takes is some preparation. The preparation won't guarantee you will win. But it will greatly increase the odds that you will. Here's how to call up that confidence any time you want it. Pay attention now. Before you enter any event, plan and study. I don't care how long you've been playing or what level of real experience you have.

Before you begin, sit and contemplate your strategy. In the case of gambling, think of your strategy and read some trusted material to remind yourself of certain actions. Read it even if you could recite it from memory! Read old or new material from a good source, but whatever you do get yourself mentally into the game before you play. I positively guarantee doing this will improve your level of play. There's no way it cannot! This 10 minutes of mental preparation will make a world of difference in your play. As time goes on and you gain more and more real experience you'll feel you need to do this less and less.

Don't let that temptation alter your actions. Continue to do what works and you'll continue to play "razor" sharp at any level you attain. Oh and one more thing. When you play with this attitude luck is much less of a factor. But for those times when luck does happen to smile down at you, the keys to the castle will be yours!
Good luck and keep me posted on how you do!

Remember- Take some home!

Before I close let me say, I know some of you more experienced players will read this, smile, and think you don't need to do this. That's probably a good thing. It will give some young "upstart" a chance to play on more equal terms with you. Remember, there is a BIG difference between having many years' experience, and just one year…repeated over and over.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Gotta love's quotes of the day.

Today's: All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 is pissing me off. What is the deal with these ads on or

If you "sit" on a page, it will load new ads, and then you have to click on the back button several times just to go back one page...
I don't like this at all. As users, we need to stand up to this form of advertising. Hopefully, I browser (Opera) will come up with a way to disable this ad functionality.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Howard Zinn. 'Nuff said.
This Is Bull Crap.
What was it about Boston and the team that made you want to sign that contract?

"Just, you know, going to Fenway Park 81 times a year, man. There's an excitement in that place I'm not going to get anywhere in the National League except maybe Wrigley."

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

What's the difference between SRLRF and SRP1B? About 5 bucks.

Holy crap, this is a mess

Thursday, February 16, 2006

"Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening."

- Barbara Tober

Sunday, February 12, 2006

This is good for when you are checking your own credit report and they ask you what county your address is in.

Friday, January 13, 2006