Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's almost time

It's almost time for the start of the NFL and CFB seasons. I couldn't be more excited. Ever since I was a kid I have loved football. I always wanted to play football. Other kids would want to play kick the can or wiffle ball or basketball, but I'd always vote for football. For me, its by far the most awesome sport out there. Of course the dimwits in my neighborhood didn't like football that much so we didn't play that much. So I blame them for my lack of an NFL career. I might sue. Sadly in this country I might have a case of some kind.

Random side note: Ever notice that people can't drive when it rains a little bit?

I had a friend in hike school that always said that when he died and went to heaven that he wished God would have his backyard football stats waiting for him. Complete with awards like rookie of the year and MVPs. I always thought that was a great idea, it's another one of those topics that you could just discuss for hours. What else would you want to know? And I mean statistical stuff. Like lifetime free throw percentage. I always thought that I hardly ever dropped passes, I'd love to find out how many flat out drops I have had in my lifetime. I'd love to know the fastest I have ever run. I am sure at one point in my life when the adrenaline was really flowing that I was moving. Of course God will probably tell me that the fastest I ever went was a 4.6 forty equivalent, which is fast, but I think just once that I had to have gone faster.

Random side note: How's Blue's bracket of hot bloggers going? Damn I think I have axed this before. Deja Vu.

Anyway, enough with the reminiscing about the past. Time to talk about the future or at least the present. NASCAR is giving it a go today at 10am. If it runs I am hoping to peep some of the race at lunch. It's always nice to watch some live sports during the middle of the work day. The baseball pennant/wild card races are really heating up. There are a lot of teams with legitimate shots right now. Of course the media is dominated by Vick stories or NFL/CFB previews so the baseball stuff isn't really getting a lot of play. That's OK though. I think pretty much everyone knows about it anyway. That's actually my biggest gripe with the media, they just tell me the same thing over and over again. They tell me stuff I already know. Repackaging a story and having another person tell me the same story in their own words wastes my time. Fuck you news people.

Well that is probably enough of me writing. I think I am tired of typing and y'all are probably tired of reading. If you even made it this far. Anyway, have at it bee snatches.

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ToddPacker said...

solid d- post

ToddPacker said...

mets didn't play last night....

tem said...

they decided not to show up?

ToddPacker said...

"they decided not to show up?"


yeah, i think they were too concerned with the mike vick saga

tem said...

it is riveting.

tem said...

i mean, he was fighting with dogs. that sounds dangerous. they could have bit him. and then he killed dogs.

i mean, i had barely even heard of dogs until all of this came out.

it is just such riveting news.

El Padrino said...

i too have wondered about my "schoolyard" stats.

I used to track my pitching, i aint gonna lie, i threw two straight no hitters in stickball one summer

El Padrino said...

schoolyards are awesome

Beth said...

TP in case you were wondering, the Braves won last night, 14-4. And Texeira has had 2 home runs in each of the last 2 games

ToddPacker said...

i was not wondering

ToddPacker said...

stickball was great

ToddPacker said...

ep did you use a spray-painted strikezone on the side of a building?

ToddPacker said...

i have 3 meetings today..... boooo

ToddPacker said...

some one mentioned TK in last nights comments..... dude needs to stop yelling... it's annoying

tem said...

i have never played stickball.

tem said...

i figured after 2days of 2hr days that beth would have died from the excitement.

El Padrino said...

"ep did you use a spray-painted strikezone on the side of a building?"

yes, and if the old man at the hardware store didnt sell it to us we just used electrical tape

ToddPacker said...

i'm not sure why a put a space between some & one.... i'm not a good spelter

El Padrino said...

tem's missing out

a day at the schoolyard :

stickball
handball
basketball
football

in no paticular order

then at night hanging out, drinking if we could, kiss some girls and just zorsing around

ToddPacker said...

electrical tape was good to use on the bat also

tem said...

or why you use "a" when you mean "i"

tem said...

stickball is just baseball with a stick? what do you use for a ball?

why didn't you have a regular bat?

Beth said...

Isn't stickball a northeast thing? I can't remember anyone in the south playing it growing up. We played "roll the bat" a lot though, not sure if that's a common game.

El Padrino said...

someone let me kno when wwl takes vick off the front

ToddPacker said...

that too, tem.... i'm not smart

tem said...

we played a lot of dodgeball and baseball. football and basketball was in the rotation as well.


every night would end with kick the can.


this was when i was <15 so there was no going to the bars and drinking.

El Padrino said...

roll the bat, explain


stickball with either a blueball or a tennis ball

real bats were used for spongeball
which was on the menu

tem said...

wtf is "roll the bat" please advise.



we would play "indian ball" a lot too.

ToddPacker said...

re: stick ball


tennis ball or rubber ball and no need for gloves..... good times

tem said...

ah i get it. tennis ball + real bat = hitting ball too too far.


i guess in the country you have the room to play so you don't need to do stickball.

tem said...

same country, different worlds i guess.

tem said...

blue ball = rubber ball = raquet ball? (racket ball?, i think raquet is right)

Beth said...

Guess roll the bat was just an Augusta thing.

Basically, one person was the batter and would try to hit a high fly ball. Everyone else would try to catch it, preferably bare-handed. If you caught it, you got to be the batter. If the ball hit the ground, the batter put the bat on the ground and the person who got the ball rolled it to try to hit the bat.

Silly game I know but this was the deep south remember. (And yes, I realize the bat itself is never rolled so the name makes no sense.)

tem said...

roll the bat = indian ball.


we played the same thing.

tem said...

i doubt indians played it either, so our name for it didn't make much sense either.

Big Brother's Brother said...

Beth's game = aka, "500".

El Padrino said...

yeah tem, we didnt have backyards

sewer to sewer or schoolyard


TP remember off the wall baseball
and Suicide?

Big Brother's Brother said...

*well, when points are involved

blue said...

500 was a good game

Beth said...

We were going to call it Indian bat til some small somewhat effeminate kid who wanted to grow up and become an Indian lawyer objected.

Hey, wait a minute...where did Kod grow up again?

blue said...

when you involved the rolling portion, then it became Indy 500

ToddPacker said...

don't forget stoop-ball

Big Brother's Brother said...

USA said no no to Durant and Collison.

Beth said...

Sounds like one of those things that what you call it helps define where you grew up. Like "soda" vs "pop" vs "coke", etc.

Big Brother's Brother said...

seriously, mike miller is the best we've got?

tem said...

I need Kod to advise re: Indian Ball.

Big Brother's Brother said...

what do they call water down there beth?

ToddPacker said...

mike miller is great

tem said...

mike miller = paul shirley wasn't available.

jugdish said...

what do they call water down there beth?


agua

Big Brother's Brother said...

blessed be, jug is here today.

ToddPacker said...

nice post today, jug

blue said...

water=dirt in colorado

"wow look at that lake, full of beautiful dirt"

blue said...

Jug had to come to work, just to make sure the shuttle doesn't blow up today

jugdish said...

Thanks!

Actually it is agua down here in Houston...not sure what it is in Atlanta.

El Padrino said...

stoop ball, awesome

El Padrino said...

manhunt, awesome

jugdish said...

We used to play wallball (with a raquetball) off our chimney. Anyone play that?

El Padrino said...

no chimney's

santa used to come up the fire escape

tem said...

nobody played kick the can?

whocares said...

Wallball was a big hit in my hood. And as we got older (like 11-12) we began to up the stakes by lighting the tennis ball on fire.

ns

whocares said...

Nice post today jug, but not as good as your boobie post from yesterday.

El Padrino said...

hide the bacon?

tem said...

we played a lot of wall ball too.

never lit the thing on fire though.

jugdish said...

Boobs trump everything.

Hide the bacon sounds like something tjw plays with the girls in his mom's neighborhood.

jugdish said...

Anyone ever paintball?

tem said...

re: paintball


i played once. it was raining out and i had shitty goggles.

Beth said...

"what do they call water down there beth?"

Sweet tea.

blue said...

we didn't play kick the can too much...we were too busy playing freeze tag

Big Brother's Brother said...

kick the can... TP mightve played that in the 50's.

Big Brother's Brother said...

right after the sock hop

El Padrino said...

and jacks

El Padrino said...

i went paintballing like 10 times
up in the woods in jersey and one time in PA

Big Brother's Brother said...

paintball + groundhogs = fun.

jugdish said...

Paintball is a blast!

ToddPacker said...

"kick the can... TP mightve played that in the 50's"



funny

El Padrino said...

Thsi place Skirmish in PA has really good paintball backdrop or courses

old fighter jet
school buses
barrels like in Streets of Rage VG
a faux castle
shacks
a pond but you can crawl around the bank

really cool stuff

tem said...

skirmish is a good town name for a paintballing place.

tem said...

Pedros most recent rehab start in class A looks like it went well.

blue said...

i've never played paintball, although I've launched paintballs from a slingshot at houses and cars and stuff

El Padrino said...

Skirmish

jugdish said...

During the summer when I was in high school we used to go to Dunkin Donuts and buy a pack of 60 munchkins and drive around and throw them into the open windows of people's cars as they were driving or stopped at a light.

People don't like that.

jugdish said...

...but they do get a free snack, so its a win win situation in the end.

tem said...

i would not eat a fre munchkin thrown at me.

although i would be tempted.

tem said...

skirmish sounds glorious.

blue said...

free food is free food

blue said...

they take their paintball serious in the PA.

tem said...

thrown free food from random motorists loses its appeal for me.

especially if unsealed.

El Padrino said...

i would eat the glazed one's for sure

*hanging head in shame

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Awww shit!

Massive amounts of street football. The electrical wires were the uprights.

Kick the can-yes

War. Running around @ night with guns, basically.

blue said...

I think it depends on where it lands in the car. If it ends up on the floor with hair and dirt all over it, I'd probably pass...or throw it at somebody else.

El Padrino said...

toy guns?

El Padrino said...

nerf maybe

El Padrino said...

jug first i'd get out of the car to see if for some reason, it was raining munchkins (TASTE THE CALORIES?), cuz that would just be awesome, if no rain i'd be disappointed and eat the glazed ones for sure, the chocolate ones maybe, anything else i pass

blue said...

we used to run around in the woods and shoot at each other with pellet guns...only a couple of minor wounds

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

We had our own "wrestling association" in the hood, too. Complete with piledrivers and all. My finishers were the Lariat clothesline and yes, the Perfect Plex.

3 different venues an all.

tem said...

we did the wrestling thing too.


DDT and Boston Crab were my moves.

tem said...

I'd try the figure four thing a lot, but it would never work right.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"toy guns?"

Yes, toy guns.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

You can fuck someone up with a figure 4

Mills said...

Headline at DS's place: Cards within 3 games of NL EAST lead.
---------
Not good.

Mills said...

in the midwest, we actually have land and can play real baseball on grass.

re: stickyard ball or whatever it is.

JFreak said...

I played wallball. That was fun.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I got put in a serious Cobra Clutch once, my boy Eddie had save my ass and then whoop that other fools ass for real.

JFreak said...

running diary is up and running.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Yeah, we played real baseball, too.

El Padrino said...

wrestling over by me too (but when i was older it got a little nuts)
my move was the sharpshooter and elbow off the top rope

*wrestled inside a stockroom, Rite Aid

El Padrino said...

"in the midwest, we actually have land and can play real baseball on grass.

re: stickyard ball or whatever it is."

but then you grow up to like men and be a super douche

El Padrino said...

real baseball on grass is called little league

JFreak said...

Hey, I played in backyards too. Not all of us become total douches.

Football and baseball were most common.

tem said...

football was real common, just not on my hill.

i had to go to another hill to find a good football game.


in WV hill=hood.

Big Brother's Brother said...

Word of the day:

Masticate \MAS-tih-kayt\, transitive verb:
1. To grind or crush with or as if with the teeth in preparation for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, "to masticate food."
2. To crush or knead (rubber, for example) into a pulp.

El Padrino said...

*comment was directed toward weasel only, cuz he was douchey with his comment

tem said...

ah yes, i will be masticating in about 40 minutes.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"*wrestled inside a stockroom, Rite Aid"

Yikes. We just wrestled in back yards. We were actually pretty damn good too. Some of the neighborhood parents would bet on our matches.

Big Brother's Brother said...

taste the calories was funny.

and glazed/choc are the only worthy selections, all others waste stomach space.

Big Brother's Brother said...

i got up this morning and immediately masticated. i hate when u wake up with one that just wont go away.


we're still talking about HUNGRY, right?

tem said...

NASCAR race is in a fog delay.

Beth said...

So how much of this "wrestling" that y'all did as kids was behind closed doors? :-)

Big Brother's Brother said...

"Some of the neighborhood parents would bet on our matches."

oh that kid is sick! he weighs like 48 pounds, gimme 10-to-1 on that skinny little negro..

El Padrino said...

beth's always got her mind in the gutter

El Padrino said...

yeah deke sometimes they turned into hardcore matches

Big Brother's Brother said...

beth is having dude on dude fantasies again?

tem said...

beth is just jealous that at her slumber parties they never wrestled.


they just compared boob sizes and played barbies.

El Padrino said...

bath played barbies and tiddlywinks

Beth said...

Actually we had pillow fights in lingerie. You know, like in the movies.

JFreak said...

I knew it.

Big Brother's Brother said...

beth liked the ken dolls, but got mad when they wouldnt pay enough attention to her.

Big Brother's Brother said...

and when Ken raised the pimp hand, it was all over.

blue said...

as we all know, beth enjoyed a barbie or two

tem said...

"Actually we had pillow fights in lingerie."

that's what corby and mills do at their sleep overs too.

El Padrino said...

funny all around

ahahhahahhaaa

El Padrino said...

"When Troy Smith was lying in the tub with his arms taped to his side, linebacker Ray Lewis jokingly asked the Heisman Trophy winner to strike the “Heisman pose.”

rookie hazing

JFreak said...

Cause I know you all want to read it.

NASCAR Running Diary

Spaceman Spiff said...

Hayden Panatierre is legal today

El Padrino said...

sweet

Spaceman Spiff said...

shamhoff is a joke, good find weazy

Spaceman Spiff said...

whyd you delete that freak?

Big Brother's Brother said...

jesus loves the little children

El Padrino said...

i was at a goomba wake last night

JFreak said...

Cause I realized that I don't want to be related to her.

JFreak said...

Is it pedophilia if you look at a picture of her before she turned 18?

tem said...

HUNGRY

El Padrino said...

J Trotter cut by why not us

Spaceman Spiff said...

did he do the wood chop when he heard the news?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Tyler, please adjust your spelling of "Cleaveland".

Regards.

El Padrino said...

yummy

isiah thomas-holth said...

anyone ever use Gotcha guns?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"anyone ever use Gotcha guns?"

Naturally.

Big Brother's Brother said...

The Return

oh, and FTR, i do realize that he's probably gonna get shellacked in his first appearance, but we need the hope right now..

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Wow. This place sucks.

Big Brother's Brother said...

lov is raging today.

jugdish said...

Endeavor lands...woo hoo!

El Padrino said...

we were hot before

died down

we need a B&T

Spaceman Spiff said...

we need bazongas

El Padrino said...

link up

El Padrino said...

link er up'

JFreak said...

There's dead, and then there's LoV today.

Big Brother's Brother said...

Delorean, hells yeah

El Padrino said...

must be the weather

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Don't make me go to the well and come up with a game to play.

JFreak said...

BBB, that news is FANtastic.

Spaceman Spiff said...

aguileras preg cleavage

El Padrino said...

SPLAT

load on that chest

Big Brother's Brother said...

Xtina is preggo? (ns) the puppies are excellent.

blue said...

fuck TPS and the boat it road in on

blue said...

*rode

jugdish said...

ro-ads...roods!

El Padrino said...

right, mmmm ok

Big Brother's Brother said...

you were going... 7.

Spaceman Spiff said...

that site is wtf

Spaceman Spiff said...

sweet, going to angels-yanks game

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I have the strong urge to shout obscenities.

El Padrino said...

make sure you let the world know jeter has the herp spiff

make us proud

blue said...

I need to piss ice

El Padrino said...

i'm anxiously awaiting some chinese food

today i dine with the general.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm pumped about Vegas. yes, I have to wait until December. So what?

VEGAS BABY!

The Rev said...

Surprise!

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Gross. John Mayer is dating Cameron Diaz?

I find her repulsive.

jugdish said...

A daytime visit? Are you on vacation? Did you get fired?

jugdish said...

What do you feel about John mayer?

The Rev said...

Sick day

Big Brother's Brother said...

ugh, geez... Rev's here?

JFreak said...

Rev comes on the slowest day in 8 months.

Awesome.

keith s said...

Is that Al Qaeda looking dude with Christina her husband?

Big Brother's Brother said...

there has been no better on-screen 'cool chick' character than Cameron in Something Abt Mary.

The Rev said...

Oh, it's slow today?

I'll just go back to bed then.

JFreak said...

Apparently my running diary of the nascar race has not livened up the conversation.

ToddPacker said...

real sick or fake sick

ToddPacker said...

nascar sucks

blue said...

"Is that Al Qaeda looking dude with Christina her husband"

yeah, jordan bratman I think is his name

blue said...

he's like a gorilla

blue said...

except white-ish

tem said...

it wasn't a slow day until i left.

The Rev said...

All too real sick.

Just got sprung from the hospital today.

blue said...

Rev-
Jeremiah Trotter let go, are you heartbroken?

blue said...

too many clams casino at the buffet for Rev

keith s said...

"yeah, jordan bratman I think is his name"

Don't act like you aren't sure about his name, blue.

ToddPacker said...

"Just got sprung from the hospital today."



what happen?.... not the ticker again

Big Brother's Brother said...

"yeah, jordan bratman I think is his name"



"...i think."

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