It's been a minute, but it's allowed every now and then. As my summer is nearing an end, things are still going down in the area. As usual, I'll have to bust out the stories and get the text flowing into your brains.
A quick softball update. Somehow, our team is still in existence. After the melee last week, we push into the playoffs in a few weeks. An update on the ejections is that Posey is now done for the season and is off the team. He has Friday night poker action to back him up, so not all is lost since he won't be able to get in the rest of the softball games. He's able to joke about it and it gave us some good stories, so you can't go wrong. We only have a few games left anyways, but still. This past week, we had a doubleheader, won the first one 17-4 and got beat in a heartbreaker in the second, 12-11. Playoffs are on August 16th, so it's flying by for Dyno Nobel. We're now 5-7 on the season, not where we want to be.
I'm sure it's been in the blog before, but it's time for a return. That would be Yahoo Graffiti. To people that unfortunately haven't played that game before, what it can be compared to would be Win, Lose, or Draw, or Pictionary, the same deal. Back in the days of #basketball, the greatest chatroom evarrr, we'd schedule late night battles in Graffiti. I know, it doesn't seem like much, but get together a crew of your people and go at it. I'm beyond terrible at drawing, but it's still a blast and people get into it. Blog contributor Corndog (he'll be back later in the blog too) is the man at this, to the point we call it CornArt when he draws. Saturday night we played till around 3:00 in the morning and featured a crew of Corndog, The_Freak, Commish Kasher, Blahah, TheAnswer, and myself. It's tough to describe if you haven't played with your crew before, but you should check it out.
It's fantasy football season. Maybe a bit early, but we had our big A#FL draft on Sunday. We bring it with this league. It's 18 members deep and is a keeper league. We keep three players and I go with Tom Brady, Thomas Jones, and Greg Jennings. Then we had a 12-round draft in mIRC. The draft itself took a whopping 4 hours, it's serious. The thing I like and I know I sound like a broken record (kiddies don't even know what that is) is that I'll put our #basketball crew's fantasy leagues up against anyone out there. In most leagues, you'll get half the whiners quit in mid season or before and give up. In these leagues, even though they are free, they're the most competitive leagues I've been in. You can be in dead last and you're still into your team just as much as Day 1. Enough of that, here is yourrrr 2008 Cincinnati Celtics!
QB: Tom Brady - New England
Alex Smith - San Francisco
RB: Thomas Jones - New York Jets
Matt Forte - Chicago
Dom Rhodes - Indianapolis
WR: Greg Jennings - Green Bay
Reggie Brown - Philadelphia
Laurent Robinson - Atlanta
Arnaz Battle - San Francisco
Brandon Lloyd - Chicago
Will Franklin - Kansas City
TE: Vernon Davis - San Francisco
John Carlson - Seattle
K: Nick Folk - Dallas
I'm happy with my bunch there for the most part. I'm on lock with Brady at the helm, dude is not to be messed with in fantasy stats, especially against other quarterbacks. Now watch him get mangled this season. I'm also a huge Thomas Jones fan and still am very disappointed my Bears just let him go for nothing, ugh. I went with a few homer picks in Matt Forte (RBs in this league when I drafted was fairly thin, plus he'll get a lot of carries) and Brandon Lloyd of my Bears, plus former Irish players Arnaz Battle and John Carlson. My wideouts are inexperienced and I'm banking on some treeeemendous uppppside potential as they say. A third of my roster is Bears or Niners. They could combine their teams and still be garbage. I hope I'm wrong on my Bears though, but that's just how it is.
Onto another supplement recommendation. I've been hearing a lot about it, so I figured I'd try it out. What that is would be Altered State and it's from Muscle Asylum. Before a workout, you crank some of these horse pills in you. Then later sometime, you take another serving. I tried it on Monday and was jacked up almost immediately. With only one day to try it and I haven't bought any yet, just sampled, I can't give any comparisons to NO-Xplode. If you're wanting to be all hyped up and have veins popping out everywhere when you're working out, this stuff seems legit. The downfall is that it's pricey, but you pay for some good quality.
I'll give a quick blast from the past as far as music goes. While running and mowing grass the other day, I put in some Raekwon The Chef into the iPod. If you're any kind of a true rap fan, you'll know all about the 1995 release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. I defy you to find one bad song on this entire CD. I'd go as far to say that it's probably in the Top 5 rap albums of all time. As an added piece of information for the sports fans, boxing guru and sports radio guy Max Kellerman calls it the best album evarrr. To get you started, try to find Verbal Intercourse featuring a 21-year old Nas as well as Ghostface Killah or Incarcerated Scarfaces. You won't be disappointed. And if you've never heard any of this CD before, my deepest apologies are out to you.
The random late nights for the summer are coming to an end, but we can't stop. Puff Daddy would say the same as he bounces around in a goofy neon outfit and dances like a goofball. It never gets old to me to see Puff "try" to dance, it's good entertainment. Anyways, there's other entertainment to be had. Corndog works midnight shift at his job and gets bored from time to time. Out of nowhere, he'll send emails of some sights he sees. Among the latest pics is a guy he works with who looks exactly like Randy Moss, a guy in front of him at McDonald's who was ordering tons of food for him and his kids at 1:00 in the morning (I'm sure those kids will be winners when they grow up), an ancient lady being the outside delivery runner at a fast food joint who was as slow as it gets, and many others. I'm all about random to begin with, so when these come through, it's something that maybe I'm the only one laughing at, but it works for me. You know you'll be trying that with your buddies while you're out crusin' through town. Crusin' for a bruisin'.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: The creator of this segment is here to dedicate a girl to us this week. That'd be none other than The_Freak. She gets it done big time with her folder of "My Photos". She's also one of these girls who has a gazillion pics too, which can get annoying, but she works it. http://www.myspace.com/jackieandbrendan
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: This one comes courtesy from Corndog. He's all over the blog this week. I got a kick out of it myself as I've never seen it before. Basically, we have 7 year old kid who stole a ride. The kid cracks me up good. "I wanna do it because it's fun. Fun to do bad things. Drive into a car."
3 Quick Thangs:
1. People are screaming for birthdays, they're not able to handle over a week without them. Due to the requests, I better get to typing. We'll try Tuesday, August 5th. Rocker Rick Derringer, basically remembered as the creator of Hulk Hogan's theme song, Real American, he's 61. Maureen McCormick, better known as Marcia Brady, she's now 52, wow. Psycho Tawny Kitaen (baseball fans will know her stories through Chuck Finley, or Chuck Kitaen) goes for her 47th. Patrick Ewing, 46. MCA of the Beastie Boys, 44. Then it's also my boys Nolan Ryan and Walz's 28th birthdays, they're doing it up big there, have a good one guys!
2. In the fact today that you wouldn't know.. apparently dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
3. I'm still in search of new mob members for my Mobsters crew in MySpace. It's not an app you'd have to have advertised on your page, you can set it to be invisible. It's a good time, take my word on that. Get on there and add me to your mob, you have nothing better to do. Plus, you might end up liking it, imagine that one.