Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14"Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The Portland Trail Blazers have not had an NBA All Star since 2001. This needs to change, I challenge all the readers of my amazing blog to go to NBA.COM click on the All Star game vote link and vote for Brandon Roy. You can vote once every twenty four hours. The odds are long in the Guard heavy Western Conference, however with your help we can do this. Vote for Brandon Roy, he deserves it.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Navy 27 Utah 24
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Florida Atlantic 35 Memphis 31
Cincinnati 42 Southern Miss 17
Mew Mexico Bowl
Nevada 35 New Mexico 24
Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
BYU 34 UCLA 24
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Boise State 42 East Carlina 10
Motor City Bowl
Purdue 31 Central Michigan 14
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
ASU 24 Texas 17
Champs Sports Bowl
Boston College 31 Michigan State 28
Houston 45 TCU 42
Maryland 24 OS(U) 21
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Wake Forest 24 Connecticut 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State 24 Central Florida 20
Valero Alamo Bowl
Penn State 31 Texas A&M 21
PetroSun Independence Bowl
Alabama 24 Colorado 17
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Cal 35 Air Force 21
Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
Fresno State 31 Georgia Tech 21
Brut Sun Bowl
Oregon 35 South Florida 31
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Kentucky 42 Florida State 17
Oklahoma State 31 Indiana 24
Clemson 27 Auburn 21
Tennessee 21 Wisconsin 20
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Missouri 42 Arkansas 28
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Texas Tech 42 Virginia 35
Capitol One Bowl
Florida 35 Michigan 21
Rose Bowl presented by Citi
USC 45 Illinois 10
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Georgia 45 Hawaii 31
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma 31 West Virginia 28
Fed Ex Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech 24 Kansas 21
Rugters 31 Ball State 21
Tulsa 49 Bowling Green 21
Allstate BCS Championship Game
LSU 31 tOSU 28
West Virginia 34 tOSU 21
Georgia 28 BYU 24
ASU 17 Virginia Tech 10
USC 35 LSU 31
It wasn't a good round for the favorites as only Georgia survived. This sets up two compelling matchups for the semifinals. ASU will have revenge on it's mind as it faces USC and West Virginia's high powered spread attack will go up against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
1. tOSU 42
16. Florida Atlantic 9
8. Kansas 21
9. West Virginia 42
5. Georgia 35
12. Florida 31
4. Oklahoma 28
13. BYU 31
6. Missouri 24
11. ASU 27
3. Virginia Tech 21
14. Central Florida 6
7. USC 35
10. Hawaii 24
2. LSU 35
15. Central Michigan 21
The second round matchups are as follows:
9. West Virginia
3. Virginia Tech
Monday, December 03, 2007
2. ASU- Should be in a BCS bowl.
3. OS(U)- They owe a big thank you to Oregon for the poor game management at the end of Regulation.
4. Oregon- SPIKE THE DAMN BALL!!!!!!!
5. UCLA- I can hear the celebrating in Westwood, Dorrell is gone!!
6. Cal- What the heck happened to the Bears. I guess Jeff Tedford isn't the genius Cal fans want you to believe he is.
7. Arizona- Mike Stoops saved his job for another year.
8. Stanford- Jim Harbaugh may be the Pac 10 coach of the year
9. WSU- Look for WSU to stay near the bottom for years to come.
10. Washington- Last time the Huskies finished higher than ninth in the conference was 2003
1. tOSU (Big 11)
16. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt)
8. Kansas (At Large)
9. West Virginia (Big East)
5. Georgia (At Large)
12. Florida (At Large)
4. Oklahoma (Big 12)
13. BYU (Mountain West)
6. Missouri (At Large)
11. ASU (At Large)
3. Virginia Tech (ACC)
14. Central Florida (C-USA)
7. USC (Pac 10)
10. Hawaii (Wac)
15. Central Michigan (MAC)
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Representing Oregon we have Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight. Knight along with former U of O Track Coach Bill Bowerman started selling shoes from the back of a VW bus now Nike is the worlds largest Athletic Apparel company. Knight has donated millions of dollars to the University of Oregon, including a $100,000,000 gift this summer to set up an Athletic Legacy Fund.
Representing Oregon State we have Reser's Fine Foods chairman Al Reser. The Reser family have given several generous gifts to Oregon State University and the football stadium is name in his honor.
This one is easy, crappy potato salad and frozen burritos or cutting edge Athletic shoes and apparel?
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
1. USC- After everything that has happened this year the Trojans appear to be heading to the Rose Bowl.
2. ASU- If they beat Wildcats they should be a BCS team
3. OS- Ugh!!! Could this be the year the road team finally breaks through in the Civil War? Stay tuned for my prediction on Friday.
4. UCLA- If UCLA beats SUC and Arizona beats ASU the Bruins at 7-5 are Rose Bowl bound.
5. Arizona- For the lack of a better team the Mildcats make my top five.
6. WSU- Great win against the Huskies but I doubt it's enough to save Bill Doba's job.
7. Cal- They should beat Stanford.
8. Washington- They suck
9. Stanford- It's kind pathetic that two of Notre Dame's three wins came against Pac 10 teams.
10. Oregon- No comment.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
2. ASU- The Sun Devils control their own destiny but I doubt they get it done.
3. Oregon- It sucks to lose Dixon but I have a feeling the Ducks will rally together and get it done. Rose Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. OS(U)- The Beavers must feel real good heading into the Civil War. Remember a team with Brady Leaf at QB almost beat a much better OS team in Corvallis a year ago. This year it's in Eugene and Brady Leaf and the Ducks will get it done.
5. Arizona- Good win for the Wildcats, too bad it won't get them into a Bowl
6. Cal- 2007 Cal = 2006 Oregon
7. UCLA- The Bruins face a banged up Oregon team, the problem is that the Bruins are just as banged up and they have Karl Dorrell as their coach. Advantage Oregon.
8. Washington- Nice win over Cal but you still suck.
9. WSU- I expected a little more from the Cougs against the Beavs.
10. Stanford- There's always womens basketball!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Gundy Prank Calls
Mike Gundy Remix
Mike Gundy Coors Light Commercial
Sunday, November 11, 2007
2. USC- Win out and a BCS Bowl awaits
3. ASU- See above
4. OS- I guess
5. Cal- Haven't done much since losing in Autzen
6. UCLA- The Bruins are the only team to lose to Notre Dame
7. WSU- My guess is that the Cougs beat the Beavers this week in Pullman
8. Arizona- A beatdown on National TV from Oregon awaits the Mildcats on Thursday. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that Mike Stoops is a jerk.
9. Washington- Got a gift from the Pac 10 officials but stll couldn't beat the Beavers.
10. The Cardinal have the highest average SAT score in the Pac 10.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
2. ASU- A BCS bowl is still possible for the Sun Devils
3. SUC- I'm still waiting for the Trojans to play up to their potential
4. Cal- The three game losing streak finally ended!
5. OS(U)- The rodents suck but there are five teams that suck even more
6. Arizona- The Mildcats have been playing better lately but they still have a lot of work to do.
7. UCLA- How many QB's can a team play in one year?
8. Washington- Three years for Ty Willingham and no signs of improvement
9. Stanford- Basketball season is here!
10. WSU- See above
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
2. ASU- The Sun Devils run ends on Saturday
3. SUC- The Trojans will bounce back big against OS(U).
4. OS(U)- As much as it pains me to put them this high, I am left with no choice.
5. Cal- Once the trendy pick to play in the National title game, now they're fighting for the Vegas Bowl.
6. WSU- The Cougars don't deserve to be this high but no one else does either.
7. UCLA- Losses to WSU and Notre Dame should put them at the bottom but it get a lot worse from here.
8. Stanford- Much improved from last year but still not a good team.
9. Arizona- Come from behind victory over Washington moves the Mildcats out of the cellar.
10. Washington- Does anyone remember the days when the Huskies were good?
Monday, October 22, 2007
2. ASU- Undefeated but who have they played? A severe beat down is awaiting in Eugene on November 3.
3. SUC- Prediction of the week: Oregon 38 SUC 24
4. UCLA- It's hard to believe but the Bruins are tied for first in the Pac.
5. Cal- In a matter of two weeks the Bears have slipped from the BCS title game all the way to the Vegas Bowl
6. OS(U)- This team is still a mystery to me
7. Stanford- They just tripled their win total from a year ago. Prediction #2 Stanford 24 OS(U) 17
8. Washington- Their defense gave up 465 yards rushing to the Ducks on Saturday!
9. WSU- Bill Doba is a nice guy but nice guys don't always make good football coaches.
10. Arizona- Loss to Stanford was the nail in Mike Stoopid's coffin
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Since I recently moved I had to register to vote again. As I always do I filled out my voter registration card and marked the Party that I have been a part since I turned 18. Today I received my notification card put it in the mail pile and left it. A couple minutes later my wife asks me why I am a part of the Constitution Party. I looked at my card and sure enough under political part it says CON which would be the abreviation for the Constitution Party. Apparently the people processing voter registrations in Lane County aren't very smart, because there is absolutely no way I could of marked that on my card. For those who don't know what the Constitution Party is, it is an Ultra Conservative party whose views would probably make me look flaming liberal. For now I'm going to keep it through the November Election and I'll be sure to change it before the primaries in 2008.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
2. ASU- 7-0 but I'm still not convinced
3. Cal- You can't lose to OS(U) at home!
4. SUC- The Trojans in the Vegas Bowl? I'd love it!
5. UCLA- By default they're number 5
6. OS(U)- Great win over Cal but the Beavs have a ton of work to do
7. Washington- Things don't appear to be getting any better in Seattle
8. Arizona- Tough loss to USC but there are no moral victories in sports
9. Stanford- It appears that the Cardinal were one week wonders
10. WSU- Does anyone still think the Mike Bellotti made a mistake not offering Alex Brink a scholarship
Sunday, October 07, 2007
2. Oregon- All I can say is "what if?"
3. Arizona State- The Devils are rolling at 6-0 but don't expect it to hold up
4. Washington- By default they move to #4
5. Stanford- Huge win over SUC by the Cardinal but I don't think they'll remain here
6. OS(U)- They still suck
7. WSU- Nice effort against ASU but remember the old saying "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades"
8. Arizona- Get your resume ready Stoops
9. UCLA- Thanks for ruining Notre Dame's bid for a perfect season
10. SUC- Losing to Stanford earns them the number ten spot for this week
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Tonight Carrie and I made our first major purchase as a married couple. We went to Best Buy and purchased a brand new HDTV. We've been talking about it for weeks and after looking at our different options we finally decided on a Phillips model that happened to be on sale. Now my next step is to call the cable company and upgrade our package to an HD package so that we may fully enjoy the HD experience.
Dan Hawkins remarks
Monday, October 01, 2007
2. Cal- Nice win in hostile environment
3. Oregon- Tough loss but still a dang good team
4. ASU- Dennis Erickson has them rolling
5. UCLA- This team confuses the heck out of me
6. Washington- Moral Victory against USC doesn't make them a good team
7. Arizona- A win over WSU doesn't make them good and Mike Stoops is still on the hot seat
8. WSU- Embarrassing performance against Arizona
9. OS(U)- Way to show up at home
10. Stanford- Stick to Academics
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
2. Oregon- Rough second quarter on Saturday but the came out and destroyed Stanford in second half. Oregon WILL beat Cal.
3. Cal- An impending loss to Oregon means they'll drop next week.
4. ASU- Looks like Dennis Erickson is working his magic at ASU.
5. UCLA- Nice bounce back victory over Washington. I expect them to beat OS(U) this week.
6. Washington- Not a good team but everyone behind them is worse
7. WSU- See above
8. Stanford- Harbaugh has them heading in the right direction but they're still a long way from being competitive.
9. OS(U)- Memo to Sean Canfield: If you throw to players wearing Orange training bras you will be far more successful.
10. Arizona- Mike Stoops should begin cleaning out his office.
Monday, September 24, 2007
After work Friday night we headed to lovely Yreka, CA. Personally I would have preferred to stay in Weed but Yrkea won out in the end. On the way we took a bathroom stop at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Or. Just for the heck of it we joined the players club which entitled us to $5.00 in free slot play. We took a seat at the "Deal or No Deal" penny slots and got work. In addition to free $5.00 I spent $5.00 of my own money and ended up leaving with $7.50. Carrie spent $5.00 of her own money and left with $20.00. In the end it was a profitable stop. After leaving the casino it was off to Yreka. In an effort to save money we stayed at a Motel 6. It may have been the smallest motel room that I've stayed in. The shower was so small that I could barely fit in it and the towels were the size of hand towels. Did I mention that Motel 6 doesn't provide shampoo? In the end the Motel served it's purpose and we got a good night's sleep.
After Breakfast at the Black Bear diner it was time to get on the road. At about Corning which happens to be the Olive capitol of the world, we were due for another bathroom stop. I saw a sign for the Rolling Hills Casino and figured that would be good stop. Of course we had to gamble while we were there. I put $5.00 in a slot and within minutes I was up to $35.00. I played it down to $30.00 and called it good. I believe that Carrie lost $5.00 but it was still a profitable stop. After the Casino it was back on the road. We stopped at an In N' Out Burger in Vacaville, Ca and I enjoyed a Double Double. Our next step stop was the Wild Palms Hotel in Sunnyvale, Ca. A big step up from the Motel 6, it was a trendy Boutique hotel. It had shampoo and full size towels, so I was happy. My only complaint was the sink which looked like a giant salad bowl sitting on the counter.
After checking into the hotel we headed off to Stanford Stadium. Parking was easy and since we had time we took a walk around the campus. I'm sure if someone had found out my SAT score I my have been kicked off the campus. Just being there made me feel smarter. We stopped by the bookstore to buy some souvenirs. My first observation was at the Stanford bookstore the first thing you see is books, you have to go upstairs for souvenirs. That is the exact opposite of the University of Oregon where the first thing you see is Duck apparel and you have to go upstairs if you want books. I was tempted to purchase a shirt that read "Stanford Alumni" but in the end I settled on a Nike shirt from the clearance rack. After a few snapping a few photos and some more wandering around we headed into the stadium. My first observation was that there was as much green and yellow as cardinal and white. After listening to the god awful "Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band" it was game time. In the beginning the game appeared to be a rout with the ducks going up 21-3. Stanford dominated the second quarter and went into halftime leading 31-24. I was never worried and did not panic once during the second quarter. The ducks came out and dominated the second half and ended up winning 55-31. During the game I decided that my first born son would be named Dennis, not after me but after Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon.
The trip home was pretty uneventful. We had a couple unsuccessful bathroom-casino stops and that was about it. In the end it was a great trip and most importantly the Ducks won!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
2. Oregon- Dominating non conference season, now the tough games start. Wait they play Stanford.
3. Cal- So far so good for the Bears. Take care of business against Arizona and it sets up a huge matchup against the Ducks on 9/29/07.
4. ASU- 3-0 but they still haven't shown me anything yet.
5. Washington- Hung tOSU for a half but in the end they just weren't good enough.
6. WSU- They suck but just not as bad as the four teams below them.
7. UCLA- Utah? Didn't OS beat Utah
8. Stanford- Nice win over San Jose State!
9. OS- So you beat up on Idaho State, big freaking deal!
10. Arizona- Mike Stoopid might want to start cleaning out his office.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
2. Oregon- Impressive victory over once powerful Michigan earns them the number two spot.
3. Cal- Probably the real number two team in the conference but they drop due to their unimpressive showing and Oregon's impressive showing.
4. UCLA- Nice win against BYU this could be UCLA's year but I doubt it because Carl Dorrell is still their coach.
5. ASU- Look for them to make their climb towards the top next year. Dennis Erikson will have them in a BCS game in the next two years.
6. Washington- Nice win against Boise State but the Broncos were last years story.
7. Washington State- If I hear one more person in Eugene say that Mike Bellotti made a mistake by not recruiting Alex Brink I'm going to throw up.
8. Arizona- I predict that Mike Stoopid will not be the coach of the Mildcats next year.
9. Stanford- Stick to academics.
10. OS- Because of their embarrassing performance last week they get the last spot. I hope they stay there.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
2007 The year?
People Can Be Delusional
PS- Frank, if you're still reading my blog please do not use profanity when commenting
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
At halftime as I was walking back from the bathroom I saw gentlemen wearing green and yellow hammer pants, a tucked in game jersey from 1990 and to top it off he had a mullet. One of my yet to be published "rules for attending a live sporting event" is to maintain updated gameday apparel. If you can afford a ticket to the game, you can afford the $15-$20 it will cost you for a new t-shirt. Some retro stuff is cool but a game jersey with the 1990 Freedom Bowl patch and hammer pants are not cool. If you are going to a game you must maintain updated gameday apparel!!!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Slurpee's taste different in Canada
Budweiser and Coors are in the import section
There's a lot of bad drivers
They don't know how to spell. It's center, not centre!
Why are the police still called the "Royal Canadian Mounted Police" when most police officers are not mounted.
ATM's are called ABM's (Automated Banking Machines) and you can choose between English and French. I wanted Spanish!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Thought number two, Barry Bonds is now Baseball's all time Home Run leader. I have mixed emotions on this. Being a Giants fan I'll admit that there was part of me that was cheering for him. Did he use performance enhancing drugs? Probably. Is it a tragedy or a Dark moment in Baseball history like some have labeled it? No. It it is what it is, he's got more home runs than anyone who has ever played the game. The last twenty years have been "The Steroid Era" in Baseball and Barry Bonds is the best player of that era. If Baseball wouldn't have ignored the steroid problem in the beginning than we wouldn't have any problem. Bud Selig and friends are just as much to blame as Barry Bonds. Everyone who bitter and and angry about this can take comfort in the fact that Alex Rodriguez will break the record in seven or eight years but who's to say he didn't cheat?
Third thought is that it's almost football season. Three weeks from Saturday my beloved Ducks take on the Houston Cougars at Autzen Stadium. I'll return to my usual seats in section 24 row 24 along with Carrie and Justin when he decides to show up.
Fourth and final thought for the day is days of being a bachelor are numbered. Friday will be my bachelor party. I hear that we'll be playing video games, drinking diet Pepsi and eating carrots so nothing too crazy will happen. A week from Saturday is my wedding so that's pretty cool. Hopefully all the usual people are still in my section including the nice old ladies Harriet and Janet and the old guy that doesn't have a name. Go Ducks!!!
Friday, August 03, 2007
One of the hard parts of getting married is saying goodbye to certain things from my bachelor days. Last night I said goodbye to my favorite chair. The brown recliner has been a part of my life since 2000. It was one of three relics left from the old Chesterfield lane residence (see my post from May 2006). The chair has followed me everywhere I've lived since college and has been good to me. Unfortunatly there will be no room for the chair in my new place so I had to say goodbye. I put an add on Craigslist for $20 and within an hour I had ten email responses. In the end some college kids came by last night handed me $20 and left with the chair. I'll miss the chair and my one hope is that its new owners are as good to it as I was.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Every slow pitch pitch softball league around the country has at least one guy that I would refer to as "Softball Guy". "Softball Guy" is that guy who played baseball in High School 15-30 years ago, and thinks if it weren't for some coach that screwed him over years ago he'd be playing in the big leagues. While most slow pitch softball players show up wearing tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt, "Softball Guy" shows up wearing his baseball pants from high school, cleats, wristbands, two batting gloves an official looking uniform or some sort of pullover like the pros wear in batting practice and he's usually carrying a bag with three or four fancy bats. The picture above is a guy that I would refer to as "Softball Guy". While his teammates are probably wearing t-shirts and shorts , this clown has the full get up going. Cleats, socks, pants with the belt, batting gloves, wristband above the elbow and he even threw in the under armor. While I can't tell for sure, I'm assuming that his bat is some fancy $300 bat while everyone else on his team is probably using a $30 bat.
Why do I write about "Softball Guy" ? Tonight, my team faced "Softball Guy". He was probably in his mid to late 30's, he had the pants, pullover, shoes, batting gloves and bat. Before every at bat "Softball Guy" would do some Ichiro like routine, where he would stretch and adjust his jersey several times before he would step into the batters box. Sometimes in between pitches he would do his routine over again. To make things worse "Softball Guy" was also the pitcher and he would try to throw curve balls and change ups and this was coed D-League softball which is the lowest level of Softball in Eugene. Unfortunately we lost to "Softball Guy's" team and as you would expect from "Softball Guy" he was very "humble" in victory.
If any of you out there know "Softball Guy" please have an intervention, it's not too late for them to change. If you're reading this and you are "Softball Guy", please stop! No one is impressed by you, so just give it up.
As the weather is getting nicer more and more people are wearing shorts, which is perfectly ok. Here in Eugene, I'm seeing a very disturbing trend though. I have seen way too many people wearing socks with sandals. Under no circumstances should anyone wear socks with sandals! If any of my readers are doing this please stop. If you see someone on the street doing this please tell them to stop. If we all work together on this we can stop this!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
That question won me another $30.00 at my "favorite" restaurant. That's the second time this season I've won the trivia contest at Civic Stadium. I can't take all the credit for this one though, I was unsure of the answer so I fired a quick text message to my friend and bastion of useless baseball knowledge Justin, who promptly responded with the correct answer.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday it was announced that the University of Oregon is reinstating Baseball in 2009 after a twenty six year absence. While I've never been a huge college baseball fan I am excited about this. Oregon was the only school without a program and that's just sad to me. After Football and Basketball it could be argued that Baseball is the number three sport in college athletics (personally I prefer Track and Field but that's because of Oregon's rich track heritage). Adding a baseball program didn't come without some cuts, it was also announced that the U of O would be dropping its wrestling program. While I feel bad for those athletes and coaches, I feel the right decision was made. College wrestling has absolutely no income potential whatsoever. While a Baseball program will probably lose money, the potential to be a revenue producing sport does exist. In a perfect world they'd just have every single sport but with financial concerns and gender equity issues that is not feasible. If the University of Oregon wants to be an elite athletic department then adding baseball was necessary. I commend Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny for having the guts to do what no other Oregon Athletic Director in the last twenty six years would do and that's to say "play ball!!!"
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Man arrives at wedding a year early
Monday, July 09, 2007
1. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
2. Lamu- Michael W Smith
3. My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder- Weird Al
4. Anakin Defeats Sebulba- Star Wars Episode One
5. Maybe I'm Amazed- Paul McCartney
6. I Hear Leasha- Michael W Smith
7. Truce- Jars of Clay
8. A Time for Glory- The Music of NFL Films
9. Long, Long, Long- The Beatles
10. Place in this World- Michael W Smith
I can't say that I would pick any of these songs if I was picking ten of my favorites from my Library and I don't believed I've listened to any of them in the past two years but that's what came up. So I guess I will tag Andrew if he's reading.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Which current US Senator managed the Eugene Emeralds in 1973?
Got any guesses? Please post your answer. The first correct answer will win a prize.
please note: There will be no prize awarded for the first correct answer, the statement was a lie.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
2. Billy Donavan- Don't accept a job, sign a contract and tell everyone how excited you are about the challenge on Friday and then change your mind on Saturday.
3. Danica Patrick- I keep on hearing how good she is but she' won the exact same number of races as I have, 0!
4. Tim Duncan- Boring, overrated and a crybaby
5. Peyton Manning- Tom Brady is better
6. Roger Clemens- Please do us all a favor and retire
7. Brett Favre- See above
8. Adam Jones- I refuse to call him by his nickname because he hasn't accomplished anything in his pathetic career. Anyone who has something like twenty run ins with police in the last three years, gets suspended for a year and then has the nerve to appeal his well deserved suspension is a loser.
9. Michael Vick- I won't even touch his off field issues. The reason he makes my list is because he's not that good.
10. Lou Pinella- When your over 60, you shouldn't be throwing your hat and kicking dirt on people.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Senator Who Favors Cell Phone Ban Caught Using Hers
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Alberto Gonzales a Blazer?
Posted by Casey Holdahl May 21, 2007 13:21PM
As you may or may not know, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been in some hot water lately regarding the firing of a number of federal prosecutors. If you'd like to talk more about that, we've got a lovely politics forum.
So right now you're probably saying to yourself, "This is a Blazer blog Casey. What's the big deal bringing up this political crap?" Well it turns out that the Blazers and AG Gonzales have a strange connection on the World Wide Web:
For some reason, typing the domain "www.albertogonzales.com" into your browser's address line takes web-surfers to the online home of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. A quick online search shows that the Attorney General's name is registered to InterCosmos Media Group of New Orleans, and was registered on Feb. 3, 2005, just as Gonzales was up for Senate confirmation.
An attempt to reach InterCosmos for an explanation was unsuccessful. But the BLT's private theory is that the link between the nation's top-law enforcement officer and the Blazers may have something to do with the team's well-documented history of blazing things other than three-point shots.
And it's true. Click on http://www.albertogonzales.com/, and sure enough, you're re-directed to Blazers.com. If anyone's got an explanation for this, I would love to hear it. My guess is that Alberto can really stroke the three.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
World's Strongest Dad- The inspirational story of Rick and Dick Hoyt. A story that everybody should read and I guarantee that you'll get choked up at the very least.
Why not a Playoff?- My annual argument for a playoff in college football.
Valentine's Day, What's the point?- A classic post from back in 2006 which was my last ever Valentine's day as a single man. Yes Carrie, my opinion of Valentine's Day has changed since then.
59 Things a Man Should Never do Past 30- A list from esquire magazine and no I don't think that I've been in violation of any of them.
3:25:07- My post following my first marathon last year.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon Pre was the greatest American distance runner ever. In his college career he won seven NCAA titles, three in Cross Country and four in the three mile becoming the first athlete to win four consecutive titles in one event. In his college career he set nine collegiate records and never lost a race of a distance more than one mile. He raced in thirty eight races at historic Hayward field from 1970-1975 and won thirty five of those, the three that he didn't win were all at the one mile distance. In his only Olympics at the the age of 21 he finished fourth in a field that he was at least two years younger than everyone else. Had he race in 1976 he would have been the favorite to win gold.
In 1975 Pre was killed in a car accident. At the time of his death he held every American record from 2000-10000 meters.
Information from goducks.com was used to complete this post
The funny cards either not funny, contained references to bodily noises, contained crude sexual humor or all of the above. I just don't think it would be very appropriate to buy my dad a card that references bodily noises or sexual humor.
Some people like to buy cards that contain a sappy poem or something a long those lines. For my mom I can get away with that but dad is a different. My dad is an old tough guy who spent twenty years in the military, buying him a card with poem telling him how special he is would just be weird.
The most disturbing cards to me are the ones with puppies or kittens. The store I went to had a whole section of these cards. Who came up with the brilliant idea of putting a pet on a card. I just don't see the point.
After looking at all the cards I left the store with nothing. Tomorrow during my lunch I'll try again and hopefully this time I'll be more successful.
For nearly a year, I have been on the board of directors for the Lane County Creditors Association (It's not as prestigious as it sounds). On the the third Thursday of every month we have a board meeting at Sizzler. No matter what I order off the menu I always feel sick after eating there. I've tried burgers, steak, chicken, salad bar, shrimp and fish but it doesn't matter, I always leave with this nasty feeling in my stomach. Today I ordered the chicken strips which I thought would be safe, I was wrong! Since 2:00 today I have felt ill, after work I went for my six mile run that normally takes 45 minutes, tonight it took an hour and fifteen minutes. The point of all this? Never eat at Sizzler!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I'm sure one of you knuckleheads is going say something like it's only Track and Field but I don't care what you think. Eugene, Oregon is Tracktown USA and personally I think it's great that the storied track and field program at University of Oregon is returning to its rightful place amongst the nation's elite.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
"The Beavs look to revisit those days this year, and from the looks of practices, scrimmages and the Spring game this year, OSU has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with this season."
We're talking about spring practice here, spring practice is never a good indication of how a team will look in the in fall. I remember attending the 2002 Oregon spring game and thinking afterwards that the Ducks were going to be great and Jason Fife was going to better than Joey Harrington. The ducks went 7-6 and got crushed by Wake Forrest in the Seattle Bowl and I think that it is safe to say Jason Fife was not better than Joey Harrington.
"Even after losing quarterback Matt Moore to the NFL, the Beavers have enough depth at the position to make Urban Meyer look jealous down in Florida"
A Redshirt Freshman and a Sophomore with no meaningful minutes wouldn't make the coach at New Mexico State jealous let alone the coach of of the defending national champions.
"Much like former Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart, Canfield has the mechanics and delivery to find any receiver at any point on the field and deliver a precision pass to their numbers."
Comparing an untested Sophomore QB to a Heisman trophy winner who led his to two national titles is just plain ridiculous.
"While USC had the weapons in the forms of Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith, the Beavers could potentially counter the Trojans easily with Sammie Stroughter, Yvenson Bernard, Anthony Brown, Brandon Powers and Brady Camp. While no player in football history will match the play-making capabilities of Reggie Bush (Along with Gale Sayers and Barry Sanders), Stroughter is definitely close. If you had the privilege to watch Stroughter return kicks during spring, you were probably reminded of a certain OSU/USC game last October in Corvallis. Sammie has the speed, agility and field vision to break a touchdown on any play, much like Bush."
Sammie Stroughter's abilities are not even close to those of Reggie Bush. Reggie Bush is arguably the greatest college football player ever, Sammie Starughter while very good is not even in the same galaxy as Reggie Bush. Yvenson Bernard is sturdy workhorse running back but is nowhere near the back Lindale White was. As for Anthony Brown, Brandon Powers and Brady Camp, well I haven't even heard of two of those guys.
"And who knows, we just could have a dynasty on our hands. What do ya have to say to that, USC?"
Umm, I don't think so.
I could be wrong but I doubt you'll be seeing "OS" in a BCS bowl anytime soon.
Monday, May 07, 2007
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine (or rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health
Thursday, May 03, 2007
As most of you already know on August 18, 2007, I the man that many people labeled a "bachelor til the rapture" will be getting married to a wonderful girl named Carrie. It took twenty nine years of getting "kicked to the curb" and running into the infamous "two date wall" before I finally met the right girl, and all I have to say is that it was worth the wait.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Are they going to have football players direct traffic before games? One fan of opposing school saod the part looks like a training bra that is too small, I'd say that's an accurate description.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
There are two things that I wish to address here. First you need to grow up and have sense of humor about things. When your school comes out with an ugly logo, you're going to get a little crap about. As a Duck fan I get crap all the time over our ugly football uniforms. Instead telling people off, I laugh at it an move on. "OS" fans are very good about dishing it out but when some one gives an "OS" fan a little crap they respond much like this anonymous reader did. Sometimes they just can't handle the truth.
Second thing I want to address is refering to me as a hippie. There are a few things that would disqualify me from being a hippie. I am a registered republican, I've never smoked pot, I've never protested a war or the cutting down of trees and I bathe every day. There are many more things that I could mention but I think you get the point.
Now the point of this whole post. There really isn't one other than it's after 5:00 PM on Friday and I'm bored.