Yeah yeah, I know I’m due for a new post. Give me my 50 lashes with a wet noodle or better yet a Singapore cane, wrestling style. Back to waking up early for me and I’ve been doing that for a week. A few things to talk about in this one. We have fantasy football, softball, CDs, teaching, and whatever else goes down in the Madhouse. Alllll abooooard..
Cork’s annual family reunion softball game was this past Saturday. I’m always up for that action. I’ve been playing in this one for the past four or five years. Rain the day before most of the day leading up to the action. We still went to the mean streets of Wallace to get the festivities underway. About 6:00, we finally start to play. Not as an athletic of a crew as we were after, but we played nonetheless. It was raining for part of the game, but we didn’t care. We just wanted to ball. I played in center since I wanted to get out there with the speed and make some catches. Not a lot came my way, but I made a few decent plays. I only got to bat 3 times and got one hit, not what I was after. The game was called after 5 innings, but my crew won, so all is good.
My teaching setup so far this year is pretty nice to open the year. Nothing out of the ordinary, but you can’t go wrong by having small classes. Less structure that way and I can bring in my style of teaching a bit more in that situation. I try to be as laid back as I can and give the kids a break if they can work with me. Something new everyday instead of the same old boring junk. This crew knows me already from years before, so that can’t hurt. In random news with one of my kids, this one kid is roughly 5’6”/130lbs. He straight up puts the smack on people in arm wrestling, even the big dudes, it’s just nuts. They can’t hang and he puts them to shame. Three more days and I get 3 off for Labor Day.
The day after the softball extravaganza was more action. It was the first annual #basketball NCAA fantasy football league. I know that sentence sounds confusing, but that’s what it is. Do we have a league name for that? I’m not sure. Anyways, none other than ManDingo of local fame runs the show for this one. Ten guys drafting and we each have a 15-man roster. Obviously, we’re drafting college players. Cork and Walz are also in this league for the locals. Others in for the action? Corndog, DerekHood, Duce, Bo, Kasher, Dom, and of course ManDingo. Our team names were based on a former Heisman Trophy winner of our choice. I went with my boy Tim Brown, 1987 winner from Notre Dame. And my crew is as follows, Team Tim Brown:
QB: Bruce Gradowski, Toledo
QB: Sam Keller, Arizona State
QB: Kevin Kolb, Houston
QB: Clint Marks, Middle Tennessee
RB: Chris Barclay, Wake Forest
RB: Laurence Maroney, Minnesota
RB: Darius Walker, Notre Dame
RB: Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois
WR: David Anderson, Colorado State
WR: Jayson Boyd, UNLV
TE: Garrett Mills, Tulsa
WR: Ryne Robinson, Miami OH
K: Mason Crosby, Colorado
D: Boston College
My new CDs this time around? Two to mention here and one on the way from Cork. The first is the latest of Jim Jones titled Harlem: Diary Of A Summer. The second is from D12’s Proof called Searching For Jerry Garcia. Both of these are good listens. Jim Jones brings it though. If you’re even a halfway fan of the Dipset camp, you need this CD. A reason you need the Proof album? Nate Dogg is on it. And you know we’ve said it a million times in here before, straight from Nate Dogg himself.. it ain’t a hit until Nate Dogg spit. No truer words have been spoken. Cork has Kanye’s new one, Late Registration to bring out, but he’s not that big on this one. We’ll see what I think soon.
Everyone and their brother is freaking out over gas prices. Kind of funny to me, but I’m not liking it either. Nothing we can do though. If it was $8 a gallon, we’d still pony up to the tanks and pump it in since that’d be the value set. Supposedly it’s going to hit $3 in my area tomorrow. Right now it’s around $2.60 as I type this for the cheap stuff.
In World Series Of Poker news, I just got done watching one of the smaller tables before the tourney. Three dudes were in on this call. They all had Ace/King. They didn’t know what to think. They ended up splitting and nobody gained a thing. Then there’s this other dude I’m watching now who supposedly has played over 1 million hands of online poker, sick. And I thought I was a freak. Also, there’s a dude who just got eliminated who has the name of Wing Wong. Hah, I love it. Sounds like something I’d order at the Chinese restaurant. Speaking of that, I’m due for that on Friday.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. I can’t wait till this weekend to see The Transporter 2. For those who haven’t seen the first one, you best get on that because it’s one awesome movie, trust me.
2. The Legend Killer, Kyle Orton, beats out the bum Chad Hutchinson for the Bears starting QB to open the year.
3. For what it’s worth, the Italian Heritage Festival for my area is this weekend. Good times.