Monday, December 04, 2006

here we are face to face, a couple of silver spoons

well life is life and we cant change that. UM got jobbed, auburn got jobbed even more a couple years back.. FL got a gift (the "you already had your shot" reasoning shouldve turned into a "you shoulda beat Auburn if you wanted your shot" rebuttle), but alas.. we are left holding the pieces of what should be an easy NCAA hoops solution that would satisfy everyone.. the playoffs. this will inevitably change, due to the massive outcry. but we all get to bitch about it for 4 more years, cause the contract is locked up. and too many people are getting their money (colleges, sponsors, cities that host the bowls) for the real fans, players and common sense to get in the way. 'most probable solutions' be damned. kinda like how OSU only had 1,000 tickets for their own students. boosters/sponsors/anybody else that funds The Cause was picked ahead of them. students be damned as well, cause Lawrence and Buffy are going in your place. glad you enjoyed coming to all the games and hollering your little hearts out, now take your candy asses back to the dorms while mommy and daddy Warbucks get to go to the game instead. oh, and theyre taking their 8 yr old spawn with em.. ya know the little brat that's gonna get on TV a ton of times while screaming "number 1" into the camera? yeah, he's taking your spot. or maybe theyll just chill in their luxury box, eating cheese and crackers, and washing it down with free booze while not paying any attention to the game. either way, you had your chance. you shoulda found a way to get tickets. too bad. enjoy the community tv in the frat house.

but this controversy will rage on for at least another 4-5 more weeks and all the talking heads will rage on.. but it's been decided, and we are all stuck with it. so that is that.

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my next haterous moment comes at the expense of pro ath-uh-leets. we all realize that half, or even most, of these guys would be cleaning the urinal you use at work, but because they can bounce a ball or run with a ball really well, we're left squeezing out a life of bill paying while the Spreewells of the world try to make ends meet while collecting the mid-level exception.

so i see that D-wade was named SI's sportsman of the year or something. now im not picking out d-wizzle, cause he actually seems halfway intelligent, unlike someone like lebron (i loves bass-et-bawl!), or kobe (the O.J. of the nba, getting away scott-free). so what would these cats be doing if not for sports? would they be just another junkie on the streets, would they be boardroom execs, would they have made some great contribution to society, or would they run drugs and killed "narcs" like the people that Carmelo hangs out with ("i swear i dont condone that type of activity").

so what would your favorite player be doing if he/she wasnt in their current profession? tAle mE iN THe ComMEntz SexSHun!

let's just admit that most nba players would be in a rappers' entourage in a heartbeat. what would you do if you were 6'8" 250 and could bench a Vietnamese family? i dont know, maybe be a stock broker?? own a farm in nebraska? maybe be on tv and add even more ghettoness to ESPN like Mike Hill (i think thats his name)? "yee bro, keeps it ruhl, keep it poppin, we caints waits for you to be back flossin on espnews bra, pace! word, dirty"

i kid you not, that was pretty much the exchange between host and guest on espnews at about 530/6pm when they had some wide receiver on there. freakin terrible tv to watch. gimme Wilbon and Cornhole. hell, give me Joey T rather than that crap.

i think about a quarter (half if we're really stretching it) of pro league players would be able to land a real job if their league disbanded today. actually all of them would land jobs because of who they are, so i guess just imagine if they never were athletes, what type of skills they would have, or what jobs they would get. i think there is a top portion of educated guys mixed in with a bunch of walking barbells.

so in other words, i WILL take fries with that.

hater in the house.

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Isiah Thomas said...

I loved Silverspoons.

Jay Scott said...

Shane Battier. i see him running for congress someday.


Go Duke

Isiah Thomas said...

re: OSU students

I saw the University put together a package where students could get airfare, tickets, lodging etc, for ONLY $2000!

Isiah Thomas said...

I think Heath Shuler has spoiled the novelty of ath-a-leets running and getting into Congress. Really, Heath Shuler.

Isiah Thomas said...

Battier falls into the "he makes Bryant Gumble look like Malcom X" bucket.

Let's get Big Al "Face Stomper" Haynesworth running.

Isiah Thomas said...

another nice guy/great ath-a-leet dumber than a box of rox guy is LDT.

He's getting major air time now and the kid is just not bright.

THE CHAMP. said...

Here's the thing with pro athletes... Obviously they all have insane amounts of talent, but what sets most pros apart from the college kids is competitiveness and drive. (ok, in some cases dumb luck). So I say if there was no Association, that most of the superstars would be successful in something else because they are driven and have that competitive edge. They might not be CEO's but when they put your bags on the plane you better be damn sure that they are going to be placed on there perfectly.

Isiah Thomas said...

Didn't OSU get someting like 30,000+ tix? 1,000 for the co-eds is sorry.

anonymous said...

these fries are cold!

Isiah Thomas said...

I wanted a margarita and you brought me a peeeena co-lay-da. And I want no salt...NO salt.

anonymous said...

who would u rather see in the crowd shots... young college hotties or old fat people with money?

case closed.

oh, and it's Rick Schroeder, not Ricky.

anonymous said...

no salt or i'll burn the place down.

Isiah Thomas said...

I could see a lot of ath-a-leets rocking the referee's jersey's at Foot Locka if they weren't in a pro league.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Grant Hill in 08

Go Duke

Isiah Thomas said...

who wouldn't want to see Dexter Manley running fo president?

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

I guess Shaq would be a cop, but how good of a cop could he be. I mean, ya see him coming a mile away, and he could never ever catch me in a foot race. Of course if he ever did catch me, I would shit on myself.

Him an DWade would make a good team, DWade to run ya down, Shaq to stand over you and look scary.

What's worse is the musicians, lot of these guys/girls would definitely be cleaning toilets/in jail/selling drugs/shot if not for their talent. At least most of the athletes have a college education. But then, the only reason they have that education is because of their talent.

My head just popped.

Isiah Thomas said...

you see a lot of "and star senior PG Kenneth Noisewater is a communications major" or kinesiology major. Not exactly business related.

Maybe there would be an influx of PE teachers.

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Isiah Thomas said...

maybe hoops isn't a good example bc if you're a senior and still in school you are only a "star" by default and you won't make the L.

anonymous said...

"Maybe there would be an influx of PE teachers."


file that under "definitely".

temwr said...

RE: OSU tix

1,000 is what USC said they would have given their students as well. I think 1,000 is about right.

Remember the school has about 50,000 students who want to go to the game and something like 750,000 alumni who want to go.

RE: Dumb Athletes

What is worse is that when these athletes retire they end up running their own businesses but only because they have the money to fund it. Then they get credit for being some wise businessman. Yeah if I had $10M in the bank I could open up a successful $1M business too. With $9M left to cover my fuck-ups it doesn't matter how dumb I am I will be OK for awhile. And I'm not even mentioning the business they get just because they are a retired player.

And some of them just aren't made for being an announcer or talking head on TV, although if you are any sort of name you are in like Flint.

ToddPacker said...

No Salt...i said no salt....thats funny...can't get enough lines from that movie...

Students always get screwed on bowl tix....I'm hoping that my season tix/donation gets me face value tix for the game, but i'm not holding my breath....i've got some other options, but the early line on tickets prices on sites like stub hub are ridiculous...


I was always jealous of Ricks train on silversppons, for whatever reason i wanted one of those.


I think the obvoius answer is that Arod would probably be doing some type of man-on-man "acting"

temwr said...

Steve Largent was a pioneer in the athlete becomes congressman world.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

"communications major"

true that, other classics are "major in leisure studies" and "major in general studies".

They should go ahead and have a major just for pro bound athletes. Where they study, physical therapy, workout routines, anger management, public speaking, nutrition, groupie management, drug test avoidance etc. etc.

stuff like that.

Martin VanNostrand said...

My brother is a PE Teacher. I envy him. Between Fall break, Christmas break, Spring break that's 4 weeks vaction and then you throw 8 weeks in the summer on top of that. Sigh.

Isiah Thomas said...

I think Elway just sold his dealerships or his naming rights or his affiliation with some car place for $82 milllllllion dollars

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

mv

don't forget that wooping huge salary he gets...oh wait

ToddPacker said...

MV

my brother-in-law is a PE teacher and a football coach...and the time off is crazy, but on top of that dude tells me that he has two "prep" periods in a row, so he pulls a couple of wreslting mats into his office and takes a two hour nap every day...who says that teachers are underpaid?

Martin VanNostrand said...

Future Pros need a class where they read to children and hammer nails too. This sets them up for their one day a year where a tv crew follows them to a school and Habitat for Humanity and then airs the piece all season so they look like Mr. Community Service.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'll give you teachers may not make an assload of money, or so people say.

But....

As Martin points out they work about 8-9 months of the year. So say you get $40k as a teacher for 8 months work, that's the equivalent of $60k for a full years work which isn't a bad salary.

I have friends who teach and they teach summer school and get paid double for that.

The Rev said...

I'll get to commenting on this later.

Busy day at work today. I'm training someone new, and on top of it I am seriously dragging ass after last night. So if I'm not around much, you know why.

But I got stories from last night. Drunken Eagles fans did not let me down.

And I got ESPN stories too.

Martin VanNostrand said...

steve - he got his masters degree in counseling and his national certification so he's doing ok.

ToddPacker said...

zeke

you are right on the money...i have family and friends that are teacher and when I drop the "teachers are not underpaid" line it's like I killed someone....My line is alway 75% pay for 75% work

anonymous said...

MV's thing about community service and wearing the happy "i care" face is right on point.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm with you TP. And the summer school pay is even better. I got a friend who basically gets paid double to baby sit deliquents for 4 hours a day in the summer.

Isiah Thomas said...

nothing better than seeing a pro ath-a-leet with $100k in ice around his neck trying to console/help the underprivledged.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Yea, that's a good point.

All that time off, not to mention, getting home at 3:30/4:00 everyday.


My sister is working towards that nationl thing, she says it gives her something like 10% more a year. Not too bad.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Rev - was your girl rocking a pink knit cap under the parka hood? I'm sure there where only 5,000 chicks wearing that but there was a cut to one girl who looked like she could be Indian.

anonymous said...

"ath-a-leet with $100k in ice around his neck"

he OG'd! he over golded.. to death!

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Did you just break out a little "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka"



"All right, fuck the cup. Pour it in my hand for a dime."

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Leonard: I wasn't screamin'! I was whistling!
Willie: You was whistling "Willie, help get this bitch off of me"?



what a great movie

whocares said...

Got change for a hunnit?

anonymous said...

hell yeah, just watched it last night.

temwr said...

My teacher friends bitch about the pay too, but when you break it down for them they have nothing for you. It is an argument they can't win unless they are only banking $20K or something.

What is even worse is that my one friend "coached" 5th and 6th grade cheerleaders for the 6 game season the 5th and 6th grade football team has. She got paid $2K for it.

It was an extra hour a day for 7 weeks and then 2 hours on some random weeknight 6 times for the game. 1hr*5days*7wks+2hrs*6games is 35+12= 47.

She got $2K for 47 hours of work. That's $42 an hour just to "coach" 5th and 6th grade cheerleading.

Oh and she was only the assistant coach, I have no clue what the head coach was paid.

El Padrino said...

jury duty
free internet access while waiting for name to be called....

why do atheletes that retire open up car washes...is that an easy business to run? It must be...

anonymous said...

and lets not forget mad propers to i think it was Stallworth that made that one-handed catch on the sidelines.

freakin sweet!

whocares said...

My buddy's wife is a teacher and whenever we go out to eat he, my wife and I talk about, you know, grown up stuff like working in the "corporate world." Every once in a while she gets bored and tells us about how little Johnny got sick and puked at his desk. Ummmm, I dont give a shit. And she bitches about teaching like she's splitting atoms or some shit.

Drives me nuts.

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Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

whocares


yea my sister does that to, and the worse part is when she tells you what she said to the 7 year and switches to the "teacher voice" ahhhhhhh

They are only cute/funny/adorable to you, the rest of us don't give a shit.

temwr said...

Teachers shall not bitch - LOV Law

ToddPacker said...

whocare,

your preaching to the choir....that kind of crap happens to me all the time....you know what else pisses me off, they new going in the pay stinks, stop complaining

temwr said...

Oh and when it snows they get 2hr delays or just freakin' days off.

El Padrino said...

lenny dykstra has car washes

Isiah Thomas said...
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Isiah Thomas said...

"those who can - do, those who can't - teach, those who can't teach - teach PE" -- School of Rock

ToddPacker said...

"yea my sister does that to, and the worse part is when she tells you what she said to the 7 year and switches to the "teacher voice" ahhhhhhh"


teacher voice is the worst....i got a buddy that's a principal and we always make fun of him when he goes to the "prinipal voice"

Isiah Thomas said...

I was gonna bring that up. And that guy is the epitome of dumber than a box of rox.

Its prob a coverup for drug/illegal immigrant smuggling.

Isiah Thomas said...

TP do you call your friend Seymour?

Seyyyyymouuuuuuuur

or

Skinnnnnerrrrrrr

ToddPacker said...

I saw and interview with Lenny D, I think it was the 20th anniversary for the 86 series...anyway he seemed mildly retarded...i think all of the drugs/roids are catching up with him

temwr said...

Eddie George has a landscaping / land planning business.

I'm not exactly sure what he does there other than shake city council members hands and tell them that "yeah we'll draw a plan that has nice houses on it."

ToddPacker said...

On a typical night of boozing you'll hear no less the 10 "Skiiiiner"'s

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm off today. Is it too early for adult beverages? I have a full plate today. Clean the apartment, make tacos or enchiladas. Bowling at 6.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

crack it open Meiz, I expect a drunken rant by 3:30

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

time for a new pic

Isiah Thomas said...

Meiz do you watch the PBA on ESPN?

I usually DVR it since its on the same time as the NFL early game.

Just watched last weeks show, dang good final match.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I watch a little bowling. It depends on the company I'm keeping. I usually keep my eye on the stuff on Classic. A guy in my league bowls on Tour(Dale Traber). Every once in a while they play the TV final from like '95 when he had to bowl against his brother for the title.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'll start with a Woodchuck Draft Cider.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

"Woodchuck Draft Cider"

never heard of it, local brew?

Isiah Thomas said...

steve that's awesome

anonymous said...

woodchuck is solid.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Does nobody find it out of the ordinary that a tour bowler bowls in my tuesday night league? I figured there would be some outrage.

whocares said...

Woodchuck tastes like apple juice to me. And not in a good way...

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

At a little 8 lane bowling house?

whocares said...

Meiz,

The thought crossed my mind. Does he just wipe the floor with your drunk asses?

Isiah Thomas said...

Please tell me he's fist pumping and yelling shit like "ohhhh yeahhhhh" after each strike - trying to rub it in.

Does he pull the between the legs type shit when he's well ahead? "No look between the legs for a strike bitch"

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

He's actually really nice. He helps us out a lot with advice and wants to see us('the kids', as the old guys call us) become great bowlers.

Yes, he cleans house. He averages 236 in our league.

temwr said...

Woodchuck is good.

Chicks like it too.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Meiz - does he ever bowl oppo hand or backwards looking over his shoulder with a mirror just to mess with you guys?

Woodchuck = good. You going with the brown or green? If you are drinking in the AM that's a bev you can't feel bad about.

Martin VanNostrand said...

A friend of mine at the office ref's for some competitive men's hoops league. Trenton Hassell was on one of the squads this summer.
he said dude would pull up like 3 steps over mid court and just drain it all day.

whocares said...

What's your average?

And does he win the league title every year? Shouldnt there be some stipulation that he cant ever win the league?

And dont tell us he's a nice guy. I'm picturing you bowling every week with Big Ern McCracken.

whocares said...

I've had similar problems in some of the flag football leagues here in Birmingham. Without fail there is always a team full of former Auburn and Alabama football players in their late twenties/ early thirties. They pretty much dominate.

While my team is in the parking lot trying to scrounge up enough players, they are setting up a gameplan to exploit our weaknesses.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Green Woodchuck.

I'm the Big Ern type asshole in the league. ie: Throwing a good ball and just listening. Turning around and giving a kick without looking. Holding the ball above my head. It's all about getting in my opponent's head.

It's not an individual league. 5 man teams. 990, scratch.

I'm at 185 as of today.

Martin VanNostrand said...

"Throwing a good ball and just listening. Turning around and giving a kick without looking. Holding the ball above my head."

awesome. do you transition that to hoops as well? i.e. Shoot the 3 ball and as it leaves your hand just turn and head to the other end of the court. That's a nice move too.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Big Ern

Do me a favor, will you? Would you mind washing off that perfume before you come back to our table?

anonymous said...

youd think i was all-world with my "walk away 3".

however, since ive been shooting so terrible lately, i should be running towards the rim these days.

The Rev said...

My lady was wearing a pink scarf under a hood. It wasn't a parka hood, but it was from a nice hooded sweatshirt. And if I remember correctly, she may have wrapped the scarf from her forehead to her neck.

She also had glasses on.

But... there's a lot of pink Eagles knit caps out there for women. So it could have been anyone.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Big Ern, another great movie.

I havn't bowled in years, I'd be happy if I could break 100. I never do well in sports where you can drink beer while you play. Golf/Bowling/Beach Vollyball/Pool

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Those first 2 or 3 beers imporves your game and then at the 5 or 6 mark it all goes down hill.

temwr said...

"Without fail there is always a team full of former Auburn and Alabama football players in their late twenties/ early thirties. They pretty much dominate."

Same here with OSU players.

That's why our team ending up disbanding.

It happens with softball too (Ex OSU baseball players).

You haven't played rec softball until you've seen a team go back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back to back HRs.

Yes 12 in a row. They made fun of the next guy who flew out.

I was actually thankful that they were trying to hit HRs. I was left field and playing right up against the fence. If they wanted to be real dicks they would have dropped a couple in front of me. But they just swung for the fences.

We lost 22-3 after 3 innings. Yay mercy rule. They called off the hounds once they got to 15 runs and just puttered around and batted lefty.

After that year we changed to a league where you could only get 1 more HR than the other team, otherwise HRs were outs.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Rev - I don't think it was her. Don't remember this girl wearing specs.

That's rad you got to see the Italian Stallion.

Martin VanNostrand said...

tem - 12? that is insane. That should have made Sports Center.

THE CHAMP. said...

ElP, NYC just put you on a forced diet by banning transfat. congratulations your food will now suck.

temwr said...

12, no kidding, it was insane. They were all between 22-28 and probably still played baseball in some sort of adult baseball league too.

The first 3 or 4 pissed me off, but after that you realized that you were watching something very out of the ordinary. I think our pitcher was trying to serve up meat balls after the first 3.

Martin VanNostrand said...

You should have got the other out fielders together to keep it going. Tip the ball over the fence and stuff.

Martin VanNostrand said...

The first 4 years we were in our house the guy across the street was a minor league pitcher. I think he was in the Dodgers system as he knew Gagne. He played about 10 years but I don't think he ever got called up. He got released a couple years ago and finished up his degree.

temwr said...

Rev we triple reverse jinxed the Iggles yesterday, so they won.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Just came across a great business name in Greenville, NC

Dr.Unk's Oasis

whocares said...

I'm a big fan of shooting the J and then just letting the hand dangle above my head. You know, just keepin him warm. And occasionally, to add to the effect, I hit the J, backpedal downcourt with the hand up, and just kind of shake him back and forth.

People hate me.

whocares said...

tem,

I feel your pain. We are in the huddle with the one laminated playsheet that has like five plays on it. And usually we just go with the old "you run a post and you cut underneath him and run an out."

The assholes we were playing (about five of them were from the 1992 NC team at Alabama) ran a no huddle offense complete with hand signals and they would call plays based on what defense we were in. Ummmmm, yeah, we lost.

anonymous said...

running a no huddle complete with hand signals.. thats just haterliscious.

temwr said...

Well at least they called plays.

We would get the receiver saying

"just throw me a fuckin' fade, even with 2 of them covering me they ain't gotta chance."

and he was right.

whocares said...

I think that was one of the signals.

I got the impression that when the QB patted the right side of his leg, he was telling the receiver:

"Go deep. These whiteboys aint got a prayer of hanging with you."

temwr said...

Richie Rod might be leaving WVU

I'm pissed if he does.

I'll be pissed for at least 2 months.

temwr said...

We are thinking of starting up another team because the city parks department broke it into two leagues now.

Basically Good and not so good.

whocares said...

He'd be an idiot for taking the Bama yobby yob.

temwr said...

Well they had more than 1 league before but the leagues were basically:

retarded and not retarded.

the retarded league was way way too easy and the not retarded was way way too hard. now there is middle ground.

temwr said...

Yeah, I am not sure the Bama job is a step up from the WVU job.

It's like a sidestep. And I am not sure why Bama would want to pay a cool $2M to WVU to steal him away. Until 8-31-2007 Richie Rod has a $2M poison pill in his contract.

Isiah Thomas said...

I thought I heard Saban was talking with Alabama as well....?

Isiah Thomas said...

forgot to mention this....

Big Mamma's team from last week lost in the Ohio State Finals by one point due to a missed XP. They had highlights of her crying.

temwr said...

I am sure Saban is too, but the new thing on WWL is about Richie Rod. Just the thought pisses me off.

temwr said...

Well she probably waited until the game was over to cry. So she is more man than that Morrison chap.

Yeah I said chap.

Isiah Thomas said...

RR should ride Pat White and Slaton till they graduate or get arrested and kicked off the team, then leave.

Isiah Thomas said...

he's prob just trying to get another mil a year out of WVU

temwr said...

Yeah I am not sure why you leave White and Slaton. Taking them doesn't seem like an option, why would they want to sit out a year?

temwr said...

WVU should pay him probably another 400 a year.

I think he makes 1.1M. Spurrier made 1.25M right before his raise.

Getting him up to 1.5 would be a good gesture.

Also his contract goes through like 2012, so he can do whatever he wants, he essentially has tenure.

whocares said...

He could stay at WVU, a top 10 program right now, and really only have to beat Louisville and Rutgers to have a shot at the NC game. Or he could come to Alabama, a middle of the pack SEC team, and have to play LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, and Arkansas every year. And UGA for the next two years. Not to mention a fan base that is expecting this 6-6 team to produce 10 wins within the next two years.

It's a no-brainer.

whocares said...

Oh yeah, and Bama opens with FSU next year. Ouch.

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temwr said...

WVU opens with the Hellen Keller School for The Blind Deaf and Dumb.


It should be a no brainer. He is even a WVU alum. I'm not sure why he would even be meeting with Bama other than to get more $$$ (like zeke said).

Isiah Thomas said...

But it's the SEC!!!

temwr said...

cnn.com is reporting that George Clooney's pet pig died.

It must be a sloooowww news day.

Isiah Thomas said...

and the pig was what 19 or 20 years old?

RIP Piggy.

ToddPacker said...

Zeke,

any thoughts on this place?

possible hotel

whocares said...

Anyone read Scoops article today? Not bad, and surprisingly un-racial. Although he did manage one shoutout in favor of Mo Clarett. I guess that's racial.

whocares said...

"But it's the SEC!!!"

Zeke, you're right. Merely an oversight on my part. I'm slipping on my SEC defense.

Isiah Thomas said...

TP - not familiar with that area too much. Just to the east around Camelback and 24th is a pretty swanky area though.

Isiah Thomas said...

TP are you looking to get here and party (meaning location/area is important)

or just get for a day then bolt after the loss?

ToddPacker said...

zeke

i get to phoenix Sun at 6:00pm and leave Tues at 9:40 am....so after partying all night after the Gator win, I'll be heading out...there is like 9 (all on diff flights) of us going so we really don't need any crazy party scene, just a place to drink and watch NFL on Sun and then we will head over to the stadium on Mon early and booze there...after the game I'm not sure..

Isiah Thomas said...

TP I'm only familiar with the Scottsdale area (where I live) and central/north/western Phoenix (work).

Scottsdale has tons of shit that fit your criteria but I'm sure hotels are price gouging.

What's the cheapest you can find?

ToddPacker said...

i'm not on hotel duty...someone else is doing the booking, he was just throwing out some choices so i figured i would run it by you...it seems since we are getting in at different times it would be easier to stay near the airport...i'm trying to rent a minivan/suv or two so we can get to the game without relying on a cab

anonymous said...

"Brandon Jacobs is appealing the $5,000 to $10,000 fine handed down by the NFL for his touchdown celebration against the Bears last week (tucking ball underneath jersey in tribute to his pregnant wife, Kimberly). He believes the fine was not fair since he did the same celebration the week before and was not fined for it."

hmm.

Isiah Thomas said...

a cab from that hotel you linked to would cost a shit load unless you got a prearranged price.

ToddPacker said...

good to know...i'm not having much luck trying to rent a car, but i'm still working on it

temwr said...

BevCop4

Maybe this is old news, I dunno.

ToddPacker said...

anyone have this poblem yet....i just tried to log on to one of my work programs that requires a name and password and i used "toddpacker" (not my real name)...i'm starting to lose it...too much LOV influence

anonymous said...

someone just wrote a coherent article for the WWL and put Scoop's name on it...

i never thought they wouldve stooped this low.

temwr said...

Benefit of your team not playing in a BCS bowl:

Apparently I can get 2 tickets to WVU game for $55 a piece...tempting.

anonymous said...

i understand why a BCS championship game would have insane prices, but how lame is it that they have all these other "BCS" bowls and try to suck money out of everybody for them.. they dont even matter at all. are we supposed to be impressed that some team finished top 8 and goes to some randomly selected game?

they talk about how all the BCS games make alot of money, but it's like.. why? just because they get a large sponsor like Tostitos/Outback/whatever, then that makes the actual game worth something? sorry, but past the NC game, nothing else really affects the standings enough to make me care. (even the rose bowl is 'just another game').

Martin VanNostrand said...

A hey men, aaaaa-men, ay-men

whocares said...

iam,

They've brainwashed us into believing the other BCS bowls actually matter. And I hate them for it.

temwr said...

I can't explain it, but I can guarantee I would not be paying face price for a ticket if WVU was in the Orange Bowl.

I'm not going this year. I am holding out for next year to see if they get a title game tilt, which they won't, but I can imagine.

anonymous said...

best solution... play some ncaa football on your game system of choice.

the outcome of that matters about as much as the outcome of the actual game.

temwr said...

"best solution... play some ncaa football on your game system of choice."

That is exactly what I plan on doing.


Random question for all of you who have been on cruises: Did you book them through the cruise line itself or use a travel agent??

ToddPacker said...

i went directly through the cruise line

Martin VanNostrand said...

Rev - as you lived in Boston for a while I'm sure I don't have to tell you to make sure your cruise doesn't make port in Provincetown.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

well, i'm just plain old drunk. I've been playing "Gun"

The Rev said...

"Rev - as you lived in Boston for a while I'm sure I don't have to tell you to make sure your cruise doesn't make port in Provincetown."

Ummmm... yeah!

Unless you like being acosted by male showgirls.

anonymous said...

meiz, how is that game anyways?

Isiah Thomas said...

FH - that game is the truth.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I love it. I've beaten it twice already but, it's tough to get sick of. Lots of action, mucho side missions. Poker, ranching, deputy/sherrif, hunting, bounty hunting. Lots of blood and guts. You can actually blow someones head off. My goal for this time around is to get 100% completion so I can score the armored horse.

I like it it's niiice.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Rich people annoy me, i just read that damn pig story, and Cloney actually kept it in the house. You know how big 300 pound pig shit has got to be? I bet George didn't clean it up, somebody probably had a job and all they did was take care of the pig, clean up after it, etc. etc.

Fucking Hollywood.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Gun is dope. Kinda like an Old West GTA. A co-worker let me borrow it indefinitely after he beat it a few times.

I haven't had a ton of time to play it as soon after I got that Medal of Honor European Assault and shelved Gun for the time being.

THE CHAMP. said...

GUN is the SHIT! i had it on PS2 and I might buy it again on 360. Real easy to play and get a hang of.

www.cruise.com

Look there for cruises. you can search every cruise line and get a feel for what is out there.

DON'T USE CARNIVAL!!!!!!!!!! Especially on your honeymoon. Mostly run-down ships that are "family oriented" (read: crappy shows and the "club" is closed.)

Royal Carribean (their new ships) and Celebrity are pretty good. I've heard Disney Cruise Lines are awesome, but haven't been on one.

anonymous said...

does Gun go online? does it have multiplayer like a Halo or something? im sure i could look myself, but life is about having other people do the work for you...

temwr said...

What platform is Gun for? I've never heard of it.

So through the cruise line directly is best and then just go through the airline directly to get there? TP you might not have had to fly to get to the departure port.

Isiah Thomas said...

Gun isn't on xbox live

temwr said...

hmm 19.95 to DL direct to the PC.

I might have to partake.

whocares said...

Question for everyone:

When are you officially too old for video games?

My wife and I have been having this debate for months now (seeing as how I have two players in the Heisman Hall of Fame on NCAA007. Yes. Eight seasons worth.) and she said that I'm too old for it. I tried to explain to her that it's a generational thing. We (i'm 27) were really the first generation to be raised on video games, and the more advanced they get the better they are. Generations before us missed the video game craze, so never had a chance to get addicted. Also, men generally never mature past 12 so we never get out of the video game stage.

She thinks I'm a huge loser.

Since this is coming on the heels of a conversation about "GUN" I kinda already know the responses, but humor me.

ToddPacker said...

tem

your right. i left out of tampa so there was no flight.

Isiah Thomas said...

You're only a loser because you're an Auburn fan.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

The average age of video game player is like 34

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

It's on all platforms. I got it for 10 bones this sunday.

Isiah Thomas said...

I counter my girls argument of "you shouldn't play video games" with "you shouldn't watch the E channel". She shut up.

Isiah Thomas said...

Put Jake Plummer on suicide watch

Martin VanNostrand said...

I don't know if Gun is multi player or not.

MOH European Assault is mutli player and a rad game but you can't play bots on it which sux. I wanted to play a death match against the computer and you can only play online or with a mutli player tap.

temwr said...

"I counter my girls argument of "you shouldn't play video games" with "you shouldn't watch the E channel". She shut up."

Excellent response to the you shouldn't play video games.

Video games are our generations entertainment of choice. For entertainment prior generation of men would sit on the porch and drink beer. So ask your woman which she would rather you do, sit on the porch with all the neighborhood guys and get blitzed every night, or play video games.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

It's 1 lpayer only.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4685909/

Counter the "too old" debate with that.

anonymous said...

the reason they make adult games is for... (drumroll) adults. when they stop doing that, then adult (men) will stop playing them.

you really think an 8 yr old is gonna pay attention in detail to slant/posts/go/hot routes and detailed player ratings? the nfl games are easily the biggest seller around.. yes a child can play and enjoy it, but they make them for adults.

video games are just as pointless as anything else on tv (except watching tv is much more "vegging out" b/c that takes absolutely no effort), so unless she's Amish, she has no valid complaints. game on.

anonymous said...

tell that bitch to be cool. say it.

say "bitch, be cool".

anonymous said...

so does that article mean that "Operation" (the board game) is out of date?

Martin VanNostrand said...

who - you are 100% correct. It is a generational thing. Like music, movies or anything else.

Tem made a good call. Show her the alternative. Put the video games in the closet for a while. Drink a sixer every night and 12 on Fri/Sat. Also if you don't hunt already buy some guns and go hunting every weekend. Bag some game and skin and clean in on the front lawn.

anonymous said...

although if you play The Guy Game (i think thats the right one), then safe to say youre probably a tool.

temwr said...

I dont even know what the Guy Game is.

temwr said...

If it doesn't involve shooting things (or punching/kicking/otherwise destroying) or playing football chances are I haven't played it and won't play it.

ToddPacker said...

Speaking as the old man in the group, I hardly play video games anymore, unless it's with my son. He still rockin PS2. And plays games like Madden, NHL and Simpsons road rage. I would say that I average maybe an hour a week.

Martin VanNostrand said...

My video game playing is like a boa's eating habits. It might go a month w/o eating and then eat a deer or something. I might go 6 weeks w/o playing and then my wife and kid go visit her sis or something and I play 5 hours a night in their absence.

whocares said...

mv,

I dont know if this is a good thing or not, but every time I read something you write I picture you live your every day life as Shonuff. Like reading that last post, I pictured Shonuff sitting on the couch in Suburbia playing Halo. I'm guessing you dont actually look like this.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Ha,ha that's awesome who. My hair wasn't too far from his until about 2 weeks ago. Now i have the 70's Bill Walton cut going. I 've had complete (usually drunk)strangers say I look like Sammy Hagar. So imagine a Walton/Hagar spawn playing PS2 and you got it.

anonymous said...

kiss my controller?

The Rev said...

Long day at work today. I'm going home to crash on the couch.

But I wanted to share an observation or two on last night's MNF. You all will have to share with me how it played out on TV with the announcers.

The crowd was very into it. We were cheering more for the defense trying to pick them up. Offensively, it seemed like we were collectively hesitant to throw our love behind Jeff Garcia. Though overall Garcia played very well and actually impressed me (no, I can't believe I am saying it either), there were enough moments of the offense staling where a lot of fans were giving it to him. One fan near me kept calling him "Koy". In the third quarter when Jeff got his bell rung, and AJ Feeley started warming up, the crowd got a little excited. When Garcia waved them off and said he was OK, the crowd booed. This town really loves AJ Feeley.

Our section was one section over from the ESPN halftime show set. During the second quarter, I looked back and caught a glimpse of Steve Young. But when halftime rolled around, he was not part of the show. I went to the broadcast area and hung out by there at halftime. We couldn't hear the broadcast, but we saw Berman and Stu Scott doing it. And I think many fans went over there expecting to be able to boo Michael Irvin. Lots of drunk fans shouting "crackhead" and "crackpipe", along with a few who tossed in racial crap. And, the fact that Michael Irvin wa snowhere to be found didn't seem to faze most of these fans who chanted shit at him anyway. I thought Irvin usually did the halftime show, but I'm guessing they held him out of it due to the fans. And I was thinking they might do a crowd shot of us near the tent, but I'm sure they didn't want to risk a bunch of drunk fans giving ESPN the finger.

Also... I've always been a Chris Berman fan. But he seemed to be acting like a douchebag. Before the halftime show, he kept turning around to the crowd who was chanting at him, and he would spread his arms out and nod to them like he was a king on a balcony admiring the cheering crowd. Nevermind the fact that half of them were probably mocking him. He did lead everyone in an Eagles cheer and flap his arms too. And when he came down the steps after halftime right by us, and the fans started yelling at him, he did the same thing in the middle of the steps. I don't know... it just seemed weird.

And I may have mentioned this last night. But at least two times during the ESPN Halftime show, a fan nearby chucked pretzel pieces at the set. But both throws sailed high, and they wouldn't have gotten through the netting that was up around the set anyway. But that didn't stop the fan from bombing away.

That's all the stories I have for now. When I can, I'll post pics I took with the camera phone.

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev you didn't DVR the game?

Isiah Thomas said...

Did you bring a sign?

If not there must be LOV retribution.

The Rev said...

No I didn't. I don't have DVR.

The Rev said...

I never found time to make the sign at work. I went right from work straight to the game.

Damn work kept distracting me. I was fielding phone calls before I left from the boss.

The Rev said...

Opportunities to get on TV were not much in my section. We were behind the main field camera, which means that we had the same angle you had on TV. One time a field camera pointed up at us, but everyone stood in front of us and waved. I doubt anyone saw me 15 rows back.

And like I said, I thought a TV opportunity might present itself near the halftime set, but they kept the cameras away from us. I think too many drunken fans were chanting "crackpipe".

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

Happy Hour is a glorious thing.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

No sign Rev!!! That's why ya get the woman to do it, that's the whole point of marriage right? To have a partner? Someone to help out?

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

I'm about to watch Clerks II


Any Kevin Smith fans in here?

whocares said...

Rev,

JT and TC were pretty hard on the fans. First there was the intro story on Monday Night Countdown about Philly fans snow-ball dipping Santa (Thank you, thank you very much). And then it took the fans ONE PLAY to start booing. They jumped all over that. They were also pretty critical when Garcia waved off Feely and the crowd started to boo. I think TC's quote was "Feely aint exactly Johnny Unitas."

But the "KEYSHAWN SUCKS" chant was heard loud and clear. Several times actually.

whocares said...

Did anyone hear Theisman's Sly Stallone impression? Awesome.

Spaceman Spiff said...

she's a slut.... bong!!!

whocares said...

Wow MV,

A Walton/Hagar combo? That's tough to top.

People tend to tell me I look like Earl from My Name is Earl (sans mustache and sideburns) or Jim from The Office. I'm not sure if I'm offended by either, but maybe I should be.

The Rev said...

Big time Kevin Smith fan here. Clerks II was awesome.

I remember those moments of booing. And yeah, we gave it to them a bit after the first play. Hey, that's just the nature of Philly fans.

Oh, the Keyshawn Sucks chant was a lot of fun! I enjoyed that highly.

The Rev said...

And that whole snowball story about Santa in Philly... highly overrated.

What they fail to mention was that the Santa in question they chose that game was obviously drunk off his ass, and acted that way on the field. That's why the fans booed. We had a lush Santa.

temwr said...

So Santa has to get drunk in Philly to have a good time?

Isiah Thomas said...

The Suns are running a lay-up drill on the Kings. Nash with 17 ass-is-a-sis with 3 left in the 3rd.

And Rev, LOV needs retribution for no sign.

Isiah Thomas said...

You know when Pat Burke is hitting 3's and popping his jersey it is a bad game for the other team.

Isiah Thomas said...

BURKE WITH HIS THIRD 3!!!!!

Isiah Thomas said...

SG is a douche.

The Suns have reeled of something like 9 of 10 and look plenty happy. He needs to do some research. They had their training camp in Italy and obviously didn't do shit. Combine that with Amare getting adjusted and their first 6 being against tough teams they started out poorly.

This team will be a tough out.

Hi Bill, f u.

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