Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I hope you get enough candy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Free Taco Day!

Don't forget to get your free taco between 2 and 5 today.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Not a bad way to start the season. Ben does like playing in Ohio, 9-0 as a professional. Man I do like beating the Bengals.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

8-0 so far

Ben is 8-0 as a professional player in the state of Ohio. The Steelers have won 6 games in a row at Cincinnati. Both of those streaks eventually have to end but hopefully it can keep going with this game. Like every other game they've played this year the Steelers are better than the team they are playing, at least on paper. On paper in the NFL means nothing, absolutely nothing. After last week's loss because of the lack of running the ball I think the Steelers are going to run a little bit more. The nice thing is the Bengals can't stop the run very well. I always worry about a team that has really good WR since the Steelers' corners aren't actually very good in coverage. That mixed with the Bengals wanting to get a little revenge for the Steelers ending their season two years in a row, I'm even more worried. I think the Steelers have a great shot to win but in the crazy NFL where emotion plays a huge part who knows.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

9 Days Off

I guess 9 days off does hurt your chances to win a World Series. Either that or the American League is so much better than the National League. Naw, it must be the layoff, that makes for better TV.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Last Half Day

Today is our last half day for 2007. I don't mind half days as much as I used to because I haven't been to many shows in the past two months so I've been able to enjoy them. I will like working an hour less everyday though, more sleep makes me happy.

Jack is Back

Well at least he is coming back in January. So are a few regulars, another Robocop alum, and a rumor appears to be true. Good times.


Today on the way to work the odometer on my Mustang hit 12345.6. What can I say, weird things like that are fun. We bought the car with 2400 miles on it and have owned it 10 months next week. Averaging 1000 miles a month is pretty good. It is actually much less than that if you take the tons of trips to Atlanta and back.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Free Tacos for Everyone!

That is right, the Red Sox stole a base in the World Series and we call get a free taco.

October 30 from 2pm to 5pm you can get your free taco. Good times for all!

Pirate Movie

Talk about flashing back to a different part of my life. My buddy's family had two VCRs (which was weird in 1984/85) and knew how to copy movies so they had a quite a few movies dubbed from the local video store. Pirate Movie was one of those movies and my buddy, his brother, and I watched to hell out of this movie. We must have seen it 30 times one summer but I don't think I've seen it since then. Pretty Bird had never seen the movie and recorded it for her to watch and I decided to watch it as well. I can't believe after not seeing the movie for probably 20 years that I remembered almost the entire thing. I also can't believe how awful my 10 year old tastes were, that movie is really bad.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

This just in...

The Rockies have had 9 days off between games. I can't believe the sports outlets haven't reported this yet.

JDub joked to me about it yesterday, today I watched PTI and Sports Center and it was brought up a few times, even before you talked about the Rockies team.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

True Lies

Pretty Bird and I absolutely love this movie yet for some reason don't own it. It was on Fox Movie Channel a few weeks ago and we Tivo'ed it. FMC shows their movies unedited and without commercials so it was good stuff. The movie was just as fun as it was the first dozen or so times I've seen it. I really wish James Cameron would get back to making real movies, he is so good.

Monday, October 22, 2007


The only time in your life want to be sick is to trade places with your sick child. It is so tough to watch her be sick. She is close to getting better though.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

As Jack Bauer would say...

Damn it!

So close yet so far away. Too much time left, too big a hole to come back from. The main thing that pissed me off was the sloppy play on the final drive. Lapses in coverage, penalties, come on now. Now they are 1-2 on the road and 3-0 at home. Hopefully they can play a little better on the road over the next ten games.

Halftime Report

Man they look like absolute shit in the first half. I've told my buddy at work who is a Steelers fan as well that their pass blocking is not very good and this game has showed that. As bad as they've played they are only down by two scores, it is still possible to come back. Hopefully they will remember to run the ball some.

Week 7

A bunch of really annoying games to watch today. The ones that appeared interesting quickly turned into blowouts. At least I have a game to look forward to tonight.

The Steelers enter the tough part of their schedule or at least what looked to be difficult before the season started. They will probably be favored until they play the Patriots in New England. My biggest fear is they look past opponents and get sucked into the dreaded 'trap' game. I'm fairly certain they will lose one of the two against Cincy and Baltimore, they do every year. There are a few others that can be troublesome.

Denver tonight is really tough. The Steelers are better than the Broncos but they are playing in Denver. Pittsburgh historically doesn't play well in Denver and Shanahan has his team play really well after a bye. I think the Steelers will pull out a win but I'm a little worried. The thing that keeps me going is the Steelers run well and the Broncos don't stop the run well.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


We picked up Transformers this week, like you guys didn't expect that to happen. Pretty Bird had to work today so The Little One and I watched it. The movie still isn't very good but I enjoyed it a lot just like the first time I watched it. The Little One enjoyed it as well, Bumblebee is her favorite.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Dr. Eomer McCoy

Karl Urban as Bones? I'm not really sure that is the rout I would have taken but we'll have to see.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Five of Eleven

Five out of the Steelers remaining eleven games are on prime time. It kinda makes Sunday Ticket anti-climatic.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


There is an upcoming vote on a bond to increase property taxes to give a good bit of money to the county's schools. From what I've read it is a pretty good amount of money for not a huge percentage increase in taxes. Schools need more money, period. The education system needs reform as well but that is a long term problem, short term they need money. The opponents spout back that by 2012 it could increase my property taxes, based on my house value, by $76 a year. Well I guess that is one less video game I'll have to buy in 2012.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ready for normal days

Half days on Fridays are nice but I'm really ready to go back to regular work days and a decent time to get up everyday. Just crazy that our summer hours are now going to match daylight savings time. I want normal hours.

Monday, October 15, 2007


It looks like I'm done traveling for work until next year. I like traveling but the last few trips have been tough for whatever reason.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

I know I saw The Bourne Ultimatum and I know I liked it. It has been the only first release movie I've seen in a few months, at least until We Own The Night. I don't really remember anything specific about it other than it was very similar to the second one. I also know I enjoyed it more than the second one but still not as good as the first one. When I buy it on DVD I write more about it because I'll remember more.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lethal Weapon

After I posted about Eva Mendes and her incredible self pleasuring I realized I haven't written about the movies I've seen in a few months. Pretty Bird and I watched Lethal Weapon a few months ago. I'm not sure why we watched it, I think we wanted something with mindless action. Lethal Weapon sure fits the mindless action/violence description. We do own and love all four the Lethal Weapon movies but they are all pure '80s action movies.


I heard a rumor they still play NFL games when the Steelers have a bye. This seems incredibly odd to me, who exactly watches these games?

Friday, October 12, 2007

We Own The Night

You'd think a movie starts off with a scene of Eva Mendes masturbating topless would be a great movie. It turns out it wasn't. I think the problem was starting out with such a great scene. Overall the movie just wasn't good but we had to waste some time in Ft. Wayne. If you go see make sure you aren't late, you'll miss the best part.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


A bunch of college women track and field teams arriving at the same time you do in Indy. Sure baggage claim took a little longer but the view was good.

Off to Indiana...Again

This will mark the 3rd time this year I will travel to Indiana, not exactly a tourist stop. At least it should be a productive trip. I will try and blog some while I'm on the road.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

9 Years and Counting

I mentioned yesterday is Pretty Bird and my 9th wedding anniversary. In one moment it can seem like it was just yesterday and no time has passed and a split second later it feels like it has been 50 years. I wouldn't trade any of it for anything though. I love her very much and wish to spend the rest of my life with her. Happy Anniversary Julie.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

This day...

Nine years ago I was a little nervous, just a little. I was on the eve of the thing I've wanted most in my life, ever. It turns out I wanted something else more but I didn't know it until she was born.

From about two weeks after we started dating I knew I wanted it and it hasn't changed today, on the eve of our 9th anniversary. Because of our Disney trip I'm not allowed to buy her anything big, at least according to her. We'll have to see about that.


There are two perennially overrated teams in the NFL. Here are the records for three NFL teams over the past few years.

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

I removed the best year out of all three teams. Team One is six games under .500, Team Two is one game over .500, and Team Three is four games under .500. None of those records are spectacular or even good. They all have one really good year but nothing other than that illustrates that they are a perennial contender for the Lombardi Trophy.

Here are two winning teams over the last five years, with their off year removed.

Team 4

Team 5

Now if either of these teams had an off year they wouldn't suddenly be considered bad. Team 4 is 18 games over .500 and Team 5 is 10 games over .500. Both teams went 9-7 and missed the playoffs in their off year. Even with an off year and missing the playoffs Team 4 and Team 5 would still be considered perennial playoff contenders. Why aren't Teams 1, 2, and 3 considered average?

Team 1 has missed the playoffs in all four years except their on year at 11-5. Team 2 has actually made the playoffs most years but still didn't perform incredibly in regular season, they had a really nice on year though. Team 3 is underrated compared to Team 1 and 2, they had a good on year like the other teams and made the playoffs. To my recollection Team 3 hasn't been a 'Super Bowl Contender' like Team 1 and 2. Team 1 and 2 aren't Super Bowl contenders either. Well Team 2 is a contender to get to the Super Bowl, just not win it because they play in the NFC.

Team 1 - Cincinnati Bengals (11-5 on year)
Team 2 - Seattle Seahawks (13-3 on year)
Team 3 - Jacksonville Jaguars (12-4 on year)
Team 4 - New England Patriots
Team 5 - Denver Broncos

Why is Cincy and Seattle perennial Super Bowl contenders according to the expects but Jacksonville isn't? Well because the Seahawks and Bengals are teams that rely on flashy offenses and adequate defenses and Jaguars have a good defense and an adequate offense. It is better to root and pick the flashy offense, better ratings. Too bad apparently 'good defense beats good offense in the playoffs.' Actually I believe you need both but let's look at the defense.

Super Bowl Winners Points Against Defense
'06 - 23rd
'05 - 3rd
'04 - 2nd
'03 - 1st
'02 - 1st

'06 - 19th
'05 - 7th
'04 - 22nd
'03 - 16th
'02 - 24th

'06 - 17th
'05 - 22nd
'04 - 21st
'03 - 28th
'02 - 32nd

The silly Colts and their incredible playoff defense ruins my theory but you get the point. Before you Seattle or Cincinnati fans make Super Bowl reservations this year Cincy is 26th in defense and Seattle is 8th. Well actually Seattle is doing pretty well but they are making that up by slipping to 21st in offense. I know it seems like I am picking on Seattle lately but I'm not. I'm mainly picking on the media. I still think Cincinnati and Seattle are overrated and have been for years.

Wow, what an ending

Man, last night's MNF game had an incredible last few minutes, very intense. I should have not got involved because I'll be dragging all day but the game was very enjoyable. Good times. Too bad the Cowboys had to win.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Suck It Bitches

As great as the final score was here are some other numbers I like.

40:45/19:15 Time of possession

19/8 First Downs

342/144 Total Yards

163/38 Rushing Yards

DOMINATION! The Steelers kicked the snot out of the Seahawks. I didn't mind the Seahawks until their legion of whiny fans came out of the woodwork before and after the Super Bowl. "Why are we 7 point underdogs in the Super Bowl", "Why are we 6.5 underdogs when we're both 3-1". Well you lost by a combined total of 42-10, I think Vegas got it right. And stop being so whiny, one good year does not mean you get the respect of the NFL, its fans, or its media. You're entire franchise has had one good year, ever, and you want to be a top 10 team.

The Steelers were down their three best players, both their starting WR, and the keys to stopping a running game. They still only allowed you to have the ball 5 minutes in the second half. In a four wide set with a TE, #3, #4, and #5 WR you allowed them to convert three 3rd and 10+ conversions on the 110 yard drive. Hopefully you will stop complaining about how everyone hates your beloved Seahawks. Nobody hates the Seahawks we just can't stand the bitching.

So again I say...

Suck it Bitches


For the first time since Heroes started last year this was the first episode I didn't really enjoy. There aren't much I enjoyed about the episode, except, well nothing. Even bringing back Sylar was pretty lame. I guess maybe the Hiro storyline was pretty good if predictable.

Please drop the Wonder Twins storyline or have a major payoff.

It was cool to see Uhura, now we just need Kirk and Spock. Well I guess we already have Spock.


I didn't write about last week's Heroes because I wasn't blogging for whatever reason. Anyway it was a pretty good episode, better than the first.

I still hate the Wonder Twins storyline.

I think Claire's toe would have bled more.

Where exactly do you get scissors that sharp? Not that I've tried to cut off my own toe but I think it would be a tad bit tougher than that.

Peter is still a bad ass but do we really have to suffer another "Peter is lost and needs to find himself" storyline. Lame.

I'm sure Hiro and the other storylines were good but I don't remember too many details.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Steelers vs. Seahawks

I want to say the Steelers will win today, I really do. I'd love to say they are a better team, going to play hard after their first loss, and the Seahawks are focusing on the wrong things. But the combination of injuries to the Steelers and the fact this means more to Seattle is just tough. Hines Ward is out, Bryan McFadden is out (the 3rd corner) for sure. Casey Hampton and Troy Polamalu, their two best players on defense are probably out. Ward, Hampton, and Polamalu are the Steelers three best players and they are all out. Not good. I think the Steelers can win but it will be really tough.

Fans are dumb

This week I've had trash talking from Cardinals fans. As weird as it is that there actually are Cardinals fans, these same people talked to me before the game. None of those fans trash talked before the game, in fact they were very humble and saying the Steelers would win. Now the Steelers lay an egg and the Cardinals play well and they defeat the Steelers. Now the fans want to trash talk, weird. I guess even trash talking hindsight is 20/20.

Then I spend time with some Seahawks fans giving me shit, which I don't mind. This just in guys, if you win today you don't get the Lombardi Trophy from two years ago. So I've had to relive the complaining that Seattle actually beat Pittsburgh but the refs took it away. Um, really. The Steelers only had three good offensive plays, all game. With only three good players you still lose by 11 points. Did the refs cause you to miss two field goals, give you the worst clock management in the history of the Super Bowl, cause you to not even come close to talking Willie or Hines, cause you to allow Ben to complete a 3rd and 25, or the inability for you to convert a 3rd down. All of those penalties were valid save the Hasslebeck penalty on the interception. Get over it, move on, and try to win this game.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Silly Desert

I traveled to the desert and saw my beloved Steelers lose to the Crimson Herbivores. I had a feeling all week that they were going to lose on their trip to Arizona. It was a tough feeling to explain since I had no real evidence to back it up. The Steelers are a better team than the Cardinals, in almost all aspects in which you can compare a team. All aspects save desire to win the game. The Cards just wanted to win it more than the Steelers. That is almost all that matters in the NFL, who wants it more. Talent means a lot when you're the Patriots or Colts but for the other 30 teams in the NFL emotion plays a big part and the Steelers just didn't have that. Hopefully we can win the Super Bowl XL rematch.

Still Around

Sure I've taken over a week off but I have an excuse. Well I don't really have an excuse, I just didn't use my computer at home all week. I was out sick for a day and out of commission. That mixed with being out of town for a few days meant I wanted to spend time with the Little One at night, so I did. But have no fear, your daily useless facts about the Steelers, Braves, TV, or some dumb thing I find interesting is back!