That's right. The Gatriots. Half Gators. Half Patriots. My two favorite football teams, combined into one news post. Let's begin with Florida.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Why does it take so long for this show to come back? Every episode, it makes me needing more to see. This finale was even more whoa than last season's finale. Well, first, Drew and Jenna got married and then Ryan finds out that Amanda might be a tad bit psychotic. But the weirdest thing was yet to come. Earlier in the episode, Wilfred confronted Ryan about a picture he drew as a child with his family, the sun, but then a tree. With Wilfred peeking out behind the tree. Ryan gets angry with Wilfred and insists that he drew it just recently. But then Ryan sees an actual photo from his childhood...with the picture...and Wilfred peeking out from the tree. Mind blown. Gone until June. Oh my god.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I liked both of the ceremonies. The 2004 team one was very goosebumpish. It would have been cool to see some kind of something from Schilling, Damon, Mueller, Bellhorn and Manny, but what can you do? Still good to see some others like Foulke, Dave Roberts, Pedro and Millar. Cool to see Varitek jump into Foulke's arms like last time. The All Fenway team was also awesome. Cool to see Pedroia as the starting second baseman! The entire starting lineup was what I predicted. Lots of good players on all three teams. Don't know why Cy Young wasn't picked. Here are the clips:
Friday, September 28, 2012
*SPOILER. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SECOND EPISODE OF THE OFFICE SEASON NINE.*
- Kind of weird to see Roy again. I also do not understand why Phyllis was at his wedding.
- In regards to Roy, he and his wedding didn't have a lot to do with the whole episode.
- I wish Dwight actually did cut of Nellie's hand.
- Oscar and Darryl had some humorous scenes, in my opinion.
- This Jim and Pam story line is really intriguing and I hear it will only get better next week!
That does seem depressing, but it doesn't seem embarrassing. This is though. Tim Thomas, the toast of the Bruins and the NHL. The hero of Boston. Best player in the NHL. Stanley Cup championship. Then, he's invited, along with the rest of the Bruins to the White House to celebrate the Cup. He refuses to go, join his team, and relish the championship because he disagrees with Barack Obama. So, bringing political views to his team didn't work out to well. Then, shortly after he backs up Chick-Fil-A, he says that he's going to take a year off from hockey. Total betrayal to Boston and the Bruins. My how far he fell.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In other sports news, the NFL refs are back. Thank the Jesus!
I agree that that was very embarrassing, but it shouldn't happen again, right? Of course not. Well, it happened again. In the playoffs, again. The only difference was that it was against the Hurricanes. The Bruins were the number one seed in the playoffs that year and they would lose that series to the Hurricanes. Do it once, shame on you. Do it twice, shame on you. Hopefully they won't do it a third time.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Easily one of my Top Three favorite singers, Andy Williams was the greatest singer to ever sing Christmas songs. Today he died at the age of 84 due to cancer. It makes me really sad. I'm going to share with you now my favorite song and Christmas song of his. I miss him.
I didn't know of this before I read the book, but I loved it when I found out about it. When the Bruins were retiring Phil Esposito's number 7, Ray Bourque was to be the last player on the Bruins to ever wear the number 7, because he already had it. But at the ceremony, Bourque skated over to Esposito, gave him a toothless grin, took the jersey off his back, gave it to Esposito, and showcased his new jersey, the number 77. I like that story.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
He's in the Red Sox Hall of Fame, but we should look at the resume. "The Little Professor" was a seven time All-Star, had a career .298 batting average, 1,680 hits, batted .300 four times, led the league in runs twice, triples and stolen bases twice, putouts and assists three times, Boston record 34 game hitting streak. If he didn't lose prime seasons to the war, he'd be there, but I believe that he should be regardless. Who's better than his brother Joe? Dominic DiMaggio! I don't know if I'd go that far, though.
Monday, September 24, 2012
I have to agree. Epstein may have brought Schilling and Dave Roberts into the mix, but Duquette brought Ortiz, Ramirez, Millar, Pedro, Damon, all of the Idiots to town. Yes, you wouldn't win without Schilling's barbaric efforts or Dave's epic steal, but you don't get there even more without the Millar dynamic, Damon's slam, Pedro's pitching, Manny's MVP, and Papi's clutch. How about they're both responsible? It's not a contest, it's a World Series.
Oh my God, you know what, I think you're right! I think, you know what, listen, listen... a pigeon... no, no, wait, an eagle flew in, landed on the stove, and caught fire! The baby, seeing this, jumps across the apartment to the mighty bird's aid! The eagle, however, misconstrues this as an act of aggression, and grabs the baby in it's talon! Meanwhile, the faucet fills the apartment with water! Baby and bird, still ablaze, are locked in a death-grip, swirling around the whirlpool that fills the apartment!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I'd seen episodes here and there, but really started getting into it in February of 2012. Also, I always remember seeing this box on the top of our bookshelf. Not there anymore, though.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
On Tuesday the 25th, the Red Sox will celebrate the 2004 World Series championship team. Every member will be invited and hopefully they'll attend (Millar probably will. Manny probably won't.) But I strongly look forward to that!
On Wednesday the 26th, Boston will unveil their all-Fenway team. Ted Williams is expected to be announced, but there's some wild cards! Pedroia or Doerr? Fisk or Varitek? Anything goes!
All should be cool. A good way to conclude Fenway's 100th year!
I get to pick? I'll go for the bloopers!
Friday, September 21, 2012
- I'll be fine with Nellie as long as Andy continues to trash her. That's awesome.
- I hope Oscar and the Senator keep dating so Angela can't get him. That was surprising though!
- The New Guys should be just fine. I like Jake Lacy and they seemed to fit in well. I like their nicknames, too.
- Is Creed ever not hilarious?
- They said they would set up one last Jim and Pam story. That was extremely clear. Wow.
That does seem overhyped, but I must go with this one. I know it's recent, I do. But it was just so overhyped that I cannot wrap my mind around it. Chad Ochocinco signed with the Patriots. People were saying that he was going to perform better than Randy Moss. People were saying the deep threat is back. The answer to win it all. The best receiver in Pats history. 15 receptions, less than 300 yards, and one touchdown. And no one ever liked Ochocinco again.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The book lists their eight favorites, but I think this goes without saying. Sure, they lost the World Series, but they would not have gotten to Game 7 without it. And it was so awesome that wave too. You kind of gotta have the wave. Walk-off fashion. Highlight reel. One of the biggest ever. It takes the cake. Nice job, Fisk.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
That's what Tim Tebow had to say about running for political office. What do you think? Would you vote for Tebow? I know I would!
I don't know too much about the Most call, but this seems pretty clear to me. On May 10, 1979, the Bruins were called for too many men on the ice and then they were penalized, which led to a Montreal goal and the Bruins lost that Game Seven. After the game, Coach Don Cherry said "It's my fault, the guy could not have heard me yell. I grabbed two other guys trying to go over the boards. That would have made eight on the ice. Might as well have let them go." This is a blatant lie. Not only is the rule of too many men on the ice regarding six men, so if he "grabbed" two guys and that would have made "eight," then it should have been six when he grabbed those guys and all would be fine. This means he's lying about grabbing those guys. If he had truly stopped them, six on the ice and it's fine. One of 'em got away, I guess. Or he's lying, as it seems clear.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Why do people make embedding disabled if they don't own the video in the first place? Not cool. There's the link, though.
Hells yes it was! The book says to think about the traditional ways bodies are taken care of after death. Cremation, burying, the usual. They describe it with in depth grossness and brutality. But the tradition is normal and normal's not crazy. Freezing Ted Williams? That's crazy. The nail in the coffin? Ted didn't even want to be frozen. He thought he didn't have to worry about it, so he didn't even mention it. Yes. It's crazy.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Lots has been going on in the World of Disney. Let me recap for you.
Actualchad created this combination of It's A Small World and the Haunted Mansion. Pretty cool!
Actualchad created this combination of It's A Small World and the Haunted Mansion. Pretty cool!
A website for the New Fantasyland has been set up. Along with a teaser trailer and an adventure!
It seems that Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has begun once again! It's that time of year. From September 18th to November 2nd. Lots of days in between!
Finding Nemo is an awesome movie. Everything about just totally rocks, dude. So why not experience it in 3D? It was very cool and an awesome experience! 10 out of 10 stars!
Now you're all caught up on the latest Disney news!
"Greer is putting the ball in play. He gets it out deep and Havlicek steals it!! Over to Sam Jones...Havlicek stole the ball!! It's all over...it's all over!!"
That should be convincing enough for you to put him in the Hall. They have the quote plastered on one of their walls. So brilliant. So marvelously executed. Yes, Johnny Most should absolutely be in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Watch for yourself:
Sunday, September 16, 2012
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I love this team!
I love this team!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
It's not often that you get a group of Hall of Famers together for a morning show. However, the Today Show did just that. Host Matt Lauer not only interviewed Jason Ritter on September 12th, but also Matthew Perry. That's right THREE Power Hall of Famers were in one morning show. Awesome.
Friday, September 14, 2012
"Scientists at UC Berkeley have achieved a major milestone in their quest to create a technology that would let us tap into our brain's imaging systems. They used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models and they succeeded in decoding and reconstructing visual experiences of their test subjects.
The tests they ran had people watching a movie trailer. Then, they reconstructed the images using their new technology. While that's as far as they can do right now, it puts them one step closer to being able to tap into your dreams."
How awesome would this be? Answer: very.
This one's hard because of that left field position, but alas, a valiant effort will take place.
C - Carlton Fisk. It's a coin toss for Fisk and Varitek. Both of them were model Red Sox players and both could call a game, but Fisk's offensive statistics were a touch better. Although, I wouldn't be angry if you went with Varitek.
1B - Jimmie Foxx. Mo Vaughn is the tempting choice because Foxx was only in Boston for six seasons. He was an All-Star every season, won the MVP, and narrowly missed out on the Triple Crown. Plus he's in the Hall with a B on his cap.
2B - Dustin Pedroia. A strong argument can be made for Bobby Doerr, but the Laser Show is well on his way to breaking Doerr's Sox second baseman records. Not to mention that MVP and Rookie of the Year.
3B - Wade Boggs. He's really the only option here. Who else will you pick? Lowell? Mueller? No one really like Boggs. He's got a career .328 average along with over 3000 hits and eight Boston All-Star appearances and five batting titles.
SS - Joe Cronin. It's a four horse race with Cronin, Petrocelli, Nomar, and Pesky, but you really gotta say Cronin. Not only because his #4 is retired, but he was a Red Sox player from 1935-1945, but here's the kicker: their manager from 1935-1947.
LF - Ted Williams. We all know the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. The barrage of homers easily slides Teddy Ballgame into the spot, but it's hard to know that guys like Yaz and Jim Rice aren't on the team.
CF - Fred Lynn. I almost picked Dom Dimaggio. I almost picked Tris Speaker. But this guy was so incredible in Boston. Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same year. In an equally impressive feat: in his six years in Boston, all six were All-Star years for him.
RF - Dwight Evans. In his eighteen seasons in Boston, he totaled over 350 home runs. Tony C is the sentimental pick. J.D. Drew is the awful pick. Dewey is the right pick. And it's kinda hard to go against eight Gold Gloves.
DH - David Ortiz. This is the most lopsided category. More lopsided than third base. Big Papi has over 400 career home runs and has long been a fan favorite. With 2004, in mind, you kinda have to give it to him. But with 2006's 54 home run season in mind, it's mandatory.
SP - Cy Young. How can you not pick the guy who the best pitcher award is named after. Cy Young! Sure, Clemens, Pedro, Lefty and Tiante were all dandy, but this guy named Cy had 511 career wins. I can personally guarantee that that will never happen again.
RP - Bob Stanley. He set the MLB record for relief innings and had 132 saves in his Sox lifetime. It's a coin toss for this position, but Stanley really does hold an edge over Foulke, Papelbon and Radatz.
So there you have it. This team could probably finish above .500 unlike a certain 2012 Boston team.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
You can have a total of 101 different numbered players on a team in the NBA. The Celtics have retired 22 of them. A tad excessive? Probably. The list of guys:
Only 11 deserve it. They have 50% too much retired numbers. Think about it. Frank Ramsey? Jim Loscutoff? Let's get real, Celtics. You don't need that many. Sure you have a strong legacy, but come on, no one should have more retired numbers than championships. Other than the Astros of course.
I love Joey moments like when he found about Monica and Chandler, or where he put on every article of Chandler's clothing, and when he tried to learn French. But this takes the cake.
Paper! Snow! A Ghost!
Paper! Snow! A Ghost!