Monday, January 29, 2007

Go Bears!

You may have noticed a change in my color scheme, that is to show my support for the Chicago Bears in this year's Super Bowl. It was a difficult decision because I'm not overly fond of either team but in the end my dislike for the Colts quarterback made my decision easy.

My First Random Super Bowl Fact

Never before has the starting quarterback of the winning team worn the number 18, which happens to be the number of that Manning kid that plays for the Colts. The most common number of winning starting quarterback is 12, thirteen times the starting Quarterback has worn the number 12. The only way a number 12 would win for the fourteenth would be if the Colts started backup quarterback Jim Sorgi. A starting quarterback wearing the number eight which happens to Bears quartback Rex Grossman's number has won four times.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Great Sound Bites from Coaches

Coaches are always good for some classic sound bites so I've put together a few of my favorites. Included are Jim Mora, Bob Knight, John L Smith and Denny Green

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Super Bowl Shuffle

Twenty one years ago The Super Bowl Shuffle took the nation by storm. I was nine years old when the song was released and my brother and I listened to the song so much that we wore out the tape. In honor of the Chicago Bears first Super Bowl appearance in twenty one years, I present to you one of the greatest songs ever written, The Super Shuffle

Unfortunately YouTube was forced to remove the video, so I no longer have the posted here. However here's a link to a site you can watch it on.

Time for #4 to retire?

I came across this video on YouTube, it pretty much sums up what I've been saying about Brett Favre for the last three years. After watching this video check some of this guy's other work , there's some pretty funny stuff but I will warn that the Tom Brady song is really disturbing.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My First and Last Commentary on Women's Basketball

For the most part I don't care about women's college basketball, however when it comes to the University of Oregon I would consider myself a casual observer. This year's team currently sits near the bottom of the Pac 10 with a conference record of 2-9, including a home loss to fellow cellar dweller and in state rival Oregon State. It is safe to say that this program has hit rock bottom

Six years ago this spring the University of Oregon fired coach Jody Runge after leading the program to seven straight NCAA tournaments. Runge was controversial to say the least and in the end that was her downfall. Runge was replaced by Canadian National Coach and University of Oregon Legend Bev Smith. After seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances under Runge the program has made the big just once under Smith. They also won the WNIT in Smith's first season as head coach, however I will go on record as saying that it is better to lose in the first round of NCAA tournament than it is to win the NIT. After this season the Ducks will have made the NCAA Tournament just one time in six years under Smith and that is unacceptable.

One of Athletic Director Bill Moos' last acts before his resignation goes into effect on March 31, 2007 should be to fire Bev smith. Now I will be returning to blogging about sports that I actually care about.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Worst Bottle of Wine I've Ever Had

I am always on the lookout for a good cheap bottle of wine. If I see a bottle wine under $7.00 that I haven't tried before, I'll usually buy it. Sometimes I'll find a good one and other times I'll find a not so good one. Last night I was grocery shopping at Winco foods, when I came across Nathanson Creek Cabernet Sauvignon for $2.37. Since Cabernet Sauvignon is is my favorite wine I decided that I'd give it a shot, if it was bad I'd only be out $2.37. Tonight after I finished my run and called my girlfriend, I poured myself a glass. After one sip I was left wondering wondering what it actually was that I was drinking, surely it wasn't Cabernet Sauvignon. Half way through the glass I still couldn't determine what it was that I was actually drinking. After finishing the glass I decided it tasted liked a combination of grape juice that had sat out on a counter for a month and cherry cough syrup. After one glass I poured the remainder of the bottle down the sink. The moral of the story is if you want a good bottle of wine you have to spend more than $2.37.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I guess that I was wrong

Last year I blogged numerous times about why I thought Oregon head Basketball coach Ernie Kent should be fired. One year later the Oregon Basketball team stands at 16-1 with victories over number one ranked UCLA, at number eight Arizona and at number eighteen Georgetown. Barring a total complete colapse the Ducks are almost assured a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time in four yeas. I'm still not a huge fan of Ernie Kent but as things are now it looks as if Athletic Director Bill Moos made the correct decision in retaining Ernie Kent for another year.

The author of this blog reserves the right to retract this admission of being wrong at any time.

Monday, January 08, 2007

59 Things a Man Should Never do Past 30

In honor of me turning 30 this week here is a list that was originally published by Esquire magazine of "59 Things a Man Should Never do Past 30". Some of these things I don't think anyone should ever do, regardless of age.

1. Coin his own nickname.
2. Use a wallet that is fastened with Velcro.
3. Rank his friends in order of best, second best, and so on.
4. Hacky sack.
5. Name his penis his name plus junior.
6. Hang art with tape.
7. Hang The Scream, unless he stole it from the Munch museum in Oslo.
8. Ask a policeman, "You ever shoot anybody with that thing?"
9. Ask a woman, "Hey, you got a license for that ass?"
10. Skip.
11. Take a camera to a nude beach.
12. Let his father do his taxes.
13. Tap on the glass.
14. Shout out a response to "Are you ready to rock?"
15. Use the word collated on his resume.
16. Hold a weekly house meeting with roommates.
17. Name pets after Middle Earth characters.
18. Jokingly flash gang signs while posing for wedding photos.
19. Give shout-outs.
20. Use numbers in place of words or locations, such as "the 411" for information, or "the 313" for Detroit.
21. Hug amusement-park characters.
22. Wear Disney-themed neckties.
23. Wake up to a "morning zoo."
24. Compare the trajectory of his life with those of the characters in Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant."
25. Request extra sprinkles.
26. Air drum.
27. Choose 69 as his jersey number.
28. Eat Oreo cookies in stages.
29. Volunteer to be a magician's assistant.
30. Sleep on a bare mattress.
31. End a conversation with "later skater."
32. Hold his lighter up at a concert.
33. Publicly greet friends by shouting, "What's up, you whore?"
34. Wear Converse All Stars with a tuxedo.
35. Propose via stadium Jumbotron.
36. Decide anything based on the ruminations of Howard Stern.
37. Call "shotgun" before getting in a car.
38. Dispute someone else's call of "shotgun."
39. Whine.
40. Mist up during Aerosmith's "Dream On."
41. Purchase fireworks.
42. Google the word vagina.
43. Ride a pony.
44. Sport an ironic mustache.
45. Hit 13 against a 6.
46. Organize a party bus.
47. Say "two points" every time he throws something in the trash.
48. Buy a novelty postcard in another country of topless women on a beach and write, "Wish you were here" on it.
49. Keg stands.
50. Purchase home-brewing paraphernalia.
51. The John Travolta point-to-the-ceiling-point-to-the-floor dance move; also that one from Pulp Fiction.
52. Put less than ten dollars' worth of gas in the tank.
53. Keep a minuscule amount of marijuana extremely well hidden.
54. Read The Fountainhead.
55. Watch the Pink Floyd laser light show at a planetarium.
56. Refer to his girlfriend's breasts as "the twins."
57. Own a vanity plate.
58. Whippits.
59. Say goodbye to anyone by tapping his chest and even so much as whispering, "Peace out."

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I'm not a Basketball Player!!

I've known for a very longtime that I am not a basketball player. Even when I played in elementary and middle I knew that basketball was not my sport. I have always played basketball like a football play, tough, physical and maybe a little dirty. I can always be counted on for a couple rebounds and a few good hard fouls. One thing that I can't be counted on is my shooting. Yesterday I got to put my shooting skills on display in front of 9085 people during the Oregon-UCLA basketball game. Prior to the game I entered my name into the drawing for the "Outback Steakhouse Three Point Challenge". I was shocked when I hear my name announced over the PA as the participant in the contest. My task was simple, make five three point shots in 30 seconds and I would win a $40.00 gift card for Outback Steakhouse. During the third media timeout of the first half I walked out onto the court and began shooting. I think that I hit the rim on a few shots but most of my shots didn't even make it to the rim. In the end I made zero shots and humiliated myself in front of 9085 people and all I have to show for it is a T-Shirt that doesn't even fit.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Oregon 68 #1 UCLA 66

A GREAT DAY TO BE A DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Paul McCartney: A Mullet Pioneer?

The Beatles have been credited with many things through the years, some consider them the greatest band ever (count me as one of those), others believe that they were influential in the fall of comunism but perhaps more important than both of those things is the role Paul McCartney played in making the mullet popular. McCartney sported the mullet on and off throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's. When I saw him in concert in 2005 his hair while not a full blown mullet definately had mullet-like qualities. Here is an interesting article on this subject courtesy of .

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Really Lame Oregon Duck Football Joke of the Week

What do the Oregon Football Team and Marijuana have in common?

They're both green and get smoked in bowls!


Can anyone name a sport in the United States professional or college other than Division 1A College football that a team could win every game they played in a season including post season and not be considered champions of that particular sport?

Monday, January 01, 2007 National Championship game

The second annual National Championship game matched upstart Louisville and #1 ranked Ohio State. Louisville played inspired football for three quarters, trailing only by four going into the fourth. Led by Heisman trophy winner troy Smith the Buckeyes scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away and win the game 38-20.