Thursday, June 28, 2007

Trivia Question

The following question won me $30 at my one of my least favorite restaurants tonight at the Eugene Emeralds game:

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

OS Parade Photo

Thank you to the friend who emailed me this exclusive picture of the OS championship parade.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Congrats Rodents! Just 10 more National titles to go before you catch the Ducks

Congrats to OS on their second consectituve national title in baseball. This national title is just the third National title in any sport. The Univeristy of Oregon on the other hand has thirteen national titles, which still isn't impressive but it is a lot better than three!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

GO Tar Heels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In honor of my favorite Univeristy for the next three days, I have changed the background color of my blog to Carolina Blue. This is to show my support for the North Carolina Tar Heels as they battle the OS Beavers in the championship of the College World Series.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Is this what an OS education does for someone?

Happy Birthday to a Legend

Today marks the 65th birthday of former Beatle and music legend, Paul McCartney. In honor of Sir Paul's birthday, here's Sir Paul performing "Birthday"

Saturday, June 09, 2007


The Scripps National Spelling Bee

Last Thursday night I had the wonderful opportunity to watch the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. I will just say that I am not a fan of this event being televised. It just doesn't make for good entertainment. That being said I did find a clip from a previous years spelling bee that I found humorous. So here it is for your enjoyment.

Friday, June 08, 2007

10 Sports Personalities that annoy me

1. Michelle Wie- Five years from now she'll be featured on some sort of "where are they now?" segment.

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

Middle aged men acting like three year olds

You gotta middle aged men acting like three year olds. The following are two clips of minor league baseball mangers having complete meltdowns. First is a clip from last weekend involving Mississippi Braves Manager Phillip Wellman. The second meltdown is from last season involving Asheville Tourists Manager Joe Mikulik.

$54 million for a pair of pants?

This is perhaps the most ridiculous lawsuit I have ever seen. Washington DC Administrative Court Judge Roy Pearson JR, sued the owners of a Dry Cleaners for $67 million over a lost pair of pamts. After thinking things over Pearson apparently has had a change of heart and is only asking for $54 million. The pants were a part of suit that cost $1100 originally.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Marathon Update

After spending a mostly sleepless night in a smoking room at the Econo Lodge in Newport, I ran my third marathon Saturday morning. Fighting allergies (yes they followed me to the coast), a bad knee and probably most importantly a lack training, I crossed the line in four hours and four minutes. The time wasn't all that important, I really just wanted to finish. After briefly contemplating retirement from marathoning, I've made the descision to get my butt back into peak shape and train for Boston in 2009. My plan will be to the run Portland marathon in Octobober in three hours and twenty seven minutes . Then after a winter of intense training a much lighter version of me will run the Eugene marathon in a time of three hours an seven minutes thus qualifying for the Boston marathon. A month after running Eugene I'll run the Newport race again just for fun. That's my tentative Marathon schedule for the next year