Friday, August 29, 2008

Clemson vs Alabama

I'm very excited about the Clemson/Alabama game tomorrow at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Actually, that is probably an understatement. I am really freaking the fuck out over the game tomorrow. Clemson NEEDS to win this game. As in: If Clemson does not win this game; there is no air left to breathe in the atmosphere and they can not go on to win the next game. Because all the air is gone. There will be no wind for their sails. I'll say it. They are a very temperamental team.
Godspeed, My Beloved Tigers! I'll be coaching your every move!

NFL Draft's what I'm working with this season:

QB: Eli Manning NYG
Jay Cutler DEN
Tarvarius Jackson MIN

RB: Marion Barber DAL
Brandon Jacobs NYG
Fred Taylor JAC

WR: Terrell Owens DAL
TJ Houshmandzadeh CIN
Chris Chambers SD
DeSean Jackson PHI

TE: Todd Heap BAL
Dustin Keller NYJ

PK: Josh Brown STL
Jason Hanson DET

DEF: Titans

Believe it or not, I had something kinda close to a strategy. I was originally slotted to have 11th pick in the first; but was bumped up to 10th when someone dropped out and some poor lackey was talked into joining at the last minute to take 12th. We ended up doing an on-line draft versus sittin'-around-a-table-drinkin'-beer draft. I actually liked it alot more; in the interest of time.

Top five RB's were gone by the time it got to me for first round so I took TO. I had to. Because my second round started 5 slots later (serpentine) and I also wanted Marion Barber. Which I got. I'm hoping Romo throws alot which will work out great for me! 19 picks later, I picked up Eli for my #1 QB. Not my first choice for a leading QB (although he was my #1 Flex player last year) but a stand-up pick nonetheless.

And that was my strategy. I was doomed on the draw starting out with 10th pick, so I had to focus on my first two. Doing an on-line, I had the option of turning it over to the computer at any time. I did that after my 9th round. (Out of 16) I let the computer pick my PK's, DEF's, & TE's. Todd Heap is OK, I guess. I purposely drafted him a few years ago when he was the #2/3 TE and he brought me nothing but heartache. He will perform first game or I will nix him! Just like that! No Love!


So................. I have up 'til next Thursday to do drop/adds/trade-offers. I welcome all advice!! Keep in mind that I play 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 PK, & 1 DEF plus a Flex a week.
(Also keep in mind that I love TO and he is not negotiable. He was my only saving grace last year and I think he's going to kick ass again!)


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Days!!

I'd like to congratulate my very good friends, Duncan & Erika, on the birth of their son this past Saturday!! Mother & son are doing great! They went home a couple of days ago and are doing well settling in. He is SOO cute. A dimple in at least one cheek and may have one in his chin.

I'm kinda torn on the dimple in the chin. I have one and always got conflicting information about it when I was little. I had a Grandmother that told me that is where God kissed me and an Uncle that told me that's where the Devil poked me with his finger.

Que sera, sera.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

LeRoi Moore 1961-2008

"LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia. Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program."
I wanted to write about this earlier in the week and just couldn't. You all know how I feel about DMB. Dave has always been my main man; but I also have always had a special love for LeRoi and Boyd. I just love Sax and Violin. Put those two together with Dave's vocals and acoustic and you've got music straight from the heavens.
I saw LeRoi in his last concert with DMB here in their home-town performance and they fucking rocked. The best Dave show I've seen.
Music is missing a very good friend. Godspeed LeRoi.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

"I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball. "
-Ty Webb

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The "Ick" Factor

I've been a bartender for quite a while. I won't say how long; but I remember when Long Island Ice Tea's were only made by the pitcher. And the pitcher cost 9 bucks.

With that said; I've pretty much seen it all and don't let that much bother me. I feel like I have to establish the fact I've been a bartender for a long time so that you don't think that I get my "panties in a wad" over just anything.


So...a guy walks into the bar. It's about 3pm. On a Wednesday. He's clean cut. Skin tight black T-shirt that reads, "You're Fired!" with a silk screen finger pointing at you. Reminiscent of Uncle Sam in a Goth kinda way. He wants lunch and a beer. I asked him if he was taking a day off and he says that he "kinda works from home". (Dexter kinda works from home) I recognize him; but can't quite put my finger on it. He eats, has another beer, and then wants a whiskey. He throws out a couple of high dollar brands that we don't have and then settles on Irish Mist. Chilled. Then it hits me! I so kicked this guy out about 2 months ago!

Same MO. Lunch, beer, multiple shots of Mist chilled. Inappropriate comments to me and the women sitting next to him about human sacrifices. I bumped him at the time on a technicality because I really didn't know what to do about his graphic descriptions of human sacrifice in the name of Satan. I never thought I'd see him again.

So here he is again. The bar clears out and it's just him and me. I'm at the computer with my back to him and he asks, "What's your name again?". I say, "Kimberly. Same as earlier." He says, "Are you married?" And I thought to myself that I should lie and say that I am, in fact, married. But I'm a terrible liar when I feel a confrontation coming on.

I say, "No."

He says, "You have a great ass."

I freak the fuck out.


Now, if you're a guy reading this; I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "The guy thinks you have a great ass! Where's the harm?". I will tell you where the harm is.

#1: This is not the local pool hall

#2: This is not Hooters

#3: It is not acceptable to clean your nails with a Bowie knife anywhere near the White House! Whilst talking about human sacrifice. In the presence of, well; people! Especially bartenders who are trapped behind the bar and have no weapons! Other than a soda gun.

#4: He was not appreciating the nice ass view. He was thinking of ways to make a dress out of the skin! Ala "Silence of the Lambs".


Seriously, this guy was such a freak show with his zombie talk; I left the room until he left. (Of course this was after he had paid his bill and I knew I didn't have to cover his freaky ass.) He paid with a card and obviously didn't leave a tip.

If he comes into my bar again; I am refusing him service based on the fact that he is "Icky". And, yes; I can do that legally.


Too weird for me......


Saturday, August 16, 2008


" 1 a (1): the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war

(2): the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditions

b: a variety of or instance of the use of strategy

2 a: a careful plan or method : a clever stratagem

b: the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal

3: an adaptation or complex of adaptations (as of behavior, metabolism, or structure) that serves or appears to serve an important function in achieving evolutionary success "

Nicely put, Webster, and somewhere in all that; it can apply to what I need to do really well in Fantasy Football this year.

Draft Day is now the 23rd and I have the 11th pick first round out of a 12-man league. We do a serpentine draft which means I get the 2nd pick during the 2nd round, 11th during the third and so on and so forth. Although I get two picks pretty much back-to-back every other round; it's a LONG time I have to wait on the others. I drew 2nd pick last year which was just as bad. I, of course, took Jackson who did nothing but break my heart all season. This year I'm looking at getting somewhere in the neighborhood of Grant, Jones-Drew, or Lynch for first round. I'm thinking that I should go for a strong WR 2nd round instead of the obligatory second RB since it will be a while that I get to pick again in the 3rd.

And you know who my man will be. I don't care how much of a drama-king he is; but, I just love TO. And Duncan, if you are reading this, and you steal him away from me; I will never bring you cookies or brownies again! :)

I am also thinking that if noone has picked up Farve by the 8th; I'll take him. (Again, Duncan. No cookies; No brownies. Lol) I know it's been reported that he's showing fatigue in his throwing arm during training camp. But, I just have a feeling that he's going to make a showing this year. If for nothing else than to show that he's still viable.


On the College front: I'm wicked excited that my Clemson Tigers are playing Alabama in the Georgia Dome first game! Clemson is going into the season ranked #9 with Alabama missing from the top 25. And I am not so sassy to think that all that actually means anything. We all know that set-ups like that just spell "Upset". That is why I am not going to be cocky and assume that we are going to kick their Crimson Tide ass all over the place.

"Alabama and Clemson represent two of the most tradition-rich teams in college football," Stokan said. "We're awfully excited about this. We think the fan bases of the two teams will really support this in a very favorable way." (Atlanta Sports Council president Gary Stokan)

I have deemed all my Clemson t-shirts unacceptable to wear during this game for one reason or another, (Past loses, bad company, bad hair day, whatever) and have ordered a brand new one just for this game. I am nothing if not superstitious.



Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Boston vs Swingline

"And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... "
-Milton Waddams
"Office Space" is still one of the top 5 funniest movies of all time.

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