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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fantasy Football - I love it... this year...

I figured I had better write this post now. I am sitting on top of the league right now, but like the king of the mountain contest atop the big snow pile by the old milkhouse, I will soon be doing a face-first snow angel.
Last year I started with a respectable 4-1 record, only to finish with at 6-8 and out of the playoffs. Which is pretty pathetic, considering that 6 of the eight teams made it.
Star is attempting to buy a championship, but is unable to even get a win. A bitter pill to swallow coming off her Glass Chalice season last year. The prior year's winner, Bones, is trying the same strategy, with more success. And don't even talk to Jock, who's JV team is suffering some first year growing pains.
But mainly, this post was an excuse to show some fine pics of my main man, Adrian Peterson. Mmmm, yummy. My starting quarterback, Peyton, is funny, but not as likely to show up shirtless. And, as hard as I tried, couldn't find many Kris Brown pics...

Well, until I fall from grace, I'm having fun this season!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Amazing...

Guess what! It's NBA regular season!!! yippee. Our house is very excited, each for different reasons. But you ask, didn't the season just end? well, yes it did but taking the format from pro tennis, 2 weeks off is all you need. I've put together a cheat sheet for all you non-NBA watchers (I don't know who that could be...*crickets*)
Eastern Conference
Shaq & LeBron have teamed up, which is awesome, until its not and Shaq sits on "Boobie" Gibson and squishes him, demands more touches and makes Coach Mike Brown cry. The Shaq experiment will cause Cleveland proper to curl up into the fetal position sucking it's collective thumb, desperately trying to convince itself that Cleveland is a way better place than New York. Here's all I have to say...Good Luck with that.
The Celtics will continue to cause non-Celtic fans to hate them even more (possible? yes!), while raising the dialogue of the game by putting Rasheed out on the floor with KG. Bring lots of earmuffs for the kiddies in the first 10 rows, or there'll be some word learn' going on.
The Orlando Magic - Dwight Howard's back, I guess he has teammates, don't know this never seen them. We know he has shoulders.
Other eastern team are mostly lousy, with a side of inept offense. (except for NY Knicks they'll be a different kind of lousy)
Western Conference
The Yankees/Lakers added two sides of crazy in the offseason, 1. Ron Artest 2 . Khloe Kardashian (married Lamar Odem, she's not actually playing-but that would be good news for the rest of the league). This will cause Kobe to wrestle the spotlight back by taking 20+ attempts a night and getting Phil Jackson's name tattooed on his neck. Luke Walton will continued wear way to much mascara, and his father will continue to drive me crazy. Sasha cut his hair, in theory this should make him less annoying, but I doubt it.
The San Antonio Spurs added Richard Jefferson, which is downright scary. Especially once he gets the chip implanted so he can sync with Timmy D. Read this here - picking them to win it all (unless Timmy needs a new part or Manu isn't Manu or Pepe Le Pew is distracted by his wife, or Pop goes to live on a deserted island)
Dallas added Shawn "The Matrix" Marion (former Sun, traded for Shaq) and I can't really think about that. Too sad. Even though Shawn is a unhappy human with a chip on his shoulder, I still wish he was on the Suns. And Dirk's hair is very german cyclist, put a helmet on that!
Denver still has Chauncy Billiups, who made a believer out of me during the playoffs. They continue to have the most tattoos per square inch of skin in the league.
Portland is young, except for Greg Oden who's 53.
Your Phoenix Suns will attempt to turn back the clock, going back to run & gun, replenishing the fountain of youth for Nash & Grant Hill, while turning the clock forward on the youngsters on the team and Amare's defensive development. Impossible? probably. But we have Steve Nash. Time and space constraints don't apply to him and whatnot.
New starting center, and Phoenix native, Channing Frye is set to have a breakout season, probably because he spent the last couple riding the pine in Portland, is it a problem that our starting center wasn't good enough to play much? no silly! just means he's rested up. Besides he likes sushi, so we like him. Channing and Amare will attempt to rebound, never heard of it? neither have they. So that might be a problem. (side note: truly expecting Theo's first words to be "Amare REBOUND dammit!")
Enjoy the next 8 months of basketball!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Just some thoughts as I watch Nebraska battle Iowa State in volleyball....
-When are they going to announce Zack Greinke as the American League Cy Young winner....not soon enough.
-Baseball is not meant to be played or watched in the cold, (believe me, baseball is miserable when you have more then 2 layers on) so why is the season so long?? Hats with earflaps are meant for chopping wood and hunting!!
-With whom will Alberto Contador ride next year??? Still don't know, but will have a better idea at the end of the week when the UCI decides on Astana's Pro Tour status. If they don't make it, Garmin is very near the top of AC's list of teams. That would make it interesting come July.

ah shoot...Iowa State just beat Nebraska in 5 sets....the first loss to IA State by NU ever.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tengo Gusto del éne•bé•a

Last night Los Suns played the 78'ers in Mexico, NBATV covered it with Spanish announcers - I got to work on my non-existent language skills. "Muy rapido, Steve Nash". Basketball already? you ask...didn't the season just end? or maybe you ask "What is this sport you are talking about?"
But to get you up to speed - Los Suns traded The Big Black Hole of Marketing/Ego/Sucking for a dozen donuts, which I was calling for all last year, at the top of my lungs, just ask Theo.
But no worries, Steve is back and so is Grant Hill (sporting a fade hair cut - old school), and a bunch of other tall guys too. Including Amar'e who had to lay face down 22 hours a day for 10 days recovering from eye surgery - two things about him. 1. he has the tattoo "black jesus" on his neck 2. he's featured in Mad Libs.
I really want to do a Mad Libs about ¡Jens! - who's in?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

they say going down is easier.

We went down the South Kiabab trail, you can read about it here and plan your own hike. Ready girls?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Well done Tyler!

The American "Gentleman" sprinter Tyler Farrar won a four stage race in Belgium. He also won the first 2 stages, the young riders jersey & the sprinters jersey. And these was with guys like Tom Boonen & JJ Heado there, too!
Oh yea, and they do call Tyler a "gentleman sprinter" & I've heard that he is one of the nicest guys in the pelaton. Being called a gentleman is better then a prick (Cavendish) or druggy (Tom Boonen), but not a cool as being called a god (Thor).

Friday, October 2, 2009


So, in your WNBA news- Indiana took game 2 here in Phx. The Mercury played poorly, Cappie Pondexter (2 guard, all-nba 1st team) has been a bit chippy and out of her game - I think it might be her new playoff hair style. Penny Taylor took an elbow to the mouth, they couldn't stop the bleeding for 20 minutes, got stitches in her lip and sat on the bench the rest of the game...not good. Luckily she's australian (as we have discussed in earlier posts) so she's cool.
So now Phx has to take one game in Mr Armpit's house in order to come back here - you all will have to cheer for me as I will at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Which brings us to the title of this post- that's probably what my legs will be screaming.
Oh, and a Steve Nash alert...I think he's one of the three musketeers. My guess is Dirk Nowitzki is another one..... don't know who the third one is, maybe Grant Hill?
Also, Cider (hard) is making a comeback - turns out...very old school. I'll drink to that!!!!

I have not abandoned you....

Not that you care, but I have been keeping up on the blog, I just haven't been commenting like I should. Busy days....

Few comments -

- Zack Greinke should win the Cy Young, but with only 16 wins on a bad team, his eye-popping stats won't be enough. 2.07 ERA, that is just sick for a starter, he just got no run support. He lost 6 games where he gave up 1 or less runs. I mean, seriously, that's just wrong.

-My niece is a stud. Took a softball to the throat and still went 5 for 6 with 5 RBI.

-Can't wait to watch my nephew V in his junior high football game tomorrow. Even though it is going to be cold as heck at that game.

-I'm super glad that baseball is almost over. I have to make some time to clear my DVR up, and I have been wasting way too much time watching bad KC games.

-Go Big Red!!!