Saturday, January 31, 2009

Short Time

We've got a short time to go. In 24 hours or so we'll know who wins the Super Bowl. I'm so excited its hard to put into words. I honestly don't care if the Steelers win. Obviously I want the to win but this is all on house money. Going into the season I was expecting about 10-6 and a playoff win or so. Being in the big game is just icing on the cake. Plus they beat the Purple Browns three times to get there, gotta love it.

Hopefully I can enjoy the game tomorrow but I'm sure I'll be stessed.

Here we go Steelers, here we go!

Great TV

Man BSG was good this week. I gotta say that was the best episode so far this year. I can't really see how they resolve yet but they do have 7 hours to play with. Starting the 13th Fridays turn into the biggest geek fest of all. Terminator, Dollhouse, and BSG on the same night, good times.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cylon Free Zone

No Cylons tonight, we're doing family stuff. Thanks the Gods that I can network my computers together and DVR the show.


One hour until Super Bowl weekend starts. I'm lucky its been a busy week because man was it a long week. We'll see how the weekend goes but this should be a good weekend, win or lose. Man do I love the Super Bowl.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Great Week of TV

Man the week your team is in the Super Bowl is great programming on the NFL Network. It sure is must see TV.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super Bowl Extra Large

Tonight was the first time since 2006 I'd watched the full Super Bowl. I obviously watched it live and then later that week. I've got the 30 minute special from SI and I've watched that a few times. I also caught it on the NFL Network a time or two. Tonight the full SB was on so I decided to watch it.

Man the Steelers offense didn't show up. The defense sure did. The Seahawks want to whine about the refs but there was only two iffy calls. The offensive PI was ticky-tacky but it was still O-PI. Normally you don't see that called but it is still a penalty. The illegal block on Hasselbeck was crap but it didn't change the game. The rest were just 'eh' calls. You let a team win by 11 points that only has three good offensive players all game, that isn't the refs fault.

Still I hope the offense shows up more on Sunday. At least the defense is better this time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Done Stealing

I'm done with Grand Theft Auto 4, I took it back. I just had enough stealing cars and beating up people.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Longest Week...Ever

Today starts the longest week ever. Man working a five day week when the Steelers play in the Super Bowl on Sunday is going to be tough.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Three Years Ago

Man I was pretty harsh on the Cardinals a few years ago before Super Bowl XL. Hopefully Super Bowl 7 is tough on them like Super Bowl XXX was on me. We've got a week to see though.

New Game

I need a new video game. GTA4 just isn't doing it for me. It isn't the content, it is the fact that there is no cohesive story and each mission is just the same. Its the same stuff over and over again. RPGs usually have that for their side missions but this is the same for everything. The problem is there isn't a reason to do other missions except for them being on your map. There is no story reason or no benefit reason. The game sure as hell looks good though.

One Week To Go

Down to just one week to go until Super Bowl 7. I'm a huge Steelers fan and I can't take the buildup and hype, who knows what other fans are doing. I guess the Cardinals fans are loving it because they've never won anything before, they're still in shock. Hell I still can't believe it. One week to go!

Here we go Steelers, here we go.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week Two (of Ten)

I think I enjoyed week two of the final BSG season better then week one. I get so mad when the show isn't on the air then it comes back and I'm quickly forced to remember how great a show it is. I like that this episode actually gave it some direction compared to just being bleak. I know I'll be looking forward to it every week for another eight weeks.

Everythings Not Fixed

President Obama has been in office for the better part of a week now and he hasn't fixed everything. Man I hope in a month or three and everything is not fixed that he still has the approval of the country. Talk about someone who has some pretty high expectations to live up to. I think he'll be fine. Closing an illegal prison in your first week is a great first step.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Playoff Haircut

Man I hate superstitions. I don't even play for the Steelers but there are certain things I just must do or I can't live with myself. I think I'm getting crazier in my old age. I guess I'll cut my hair in another week or so. I am tired of looking like a hippy. Pretty Bird is worried one of these years my superstitions will cause me to go all Pedro Cerrano and have to sacrifice a live chicken or something.

Only another 9 days to go or so. Man its going to be a long week.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

NFL Network

The week after the Championship Games is a great time to have the NFL Network. All of the all-time Super Bowl stuff gets rolled out. Of course being a Steelers fan is good because there are five Super Bowl wins and six Super Bowls total. Still it is fun to watch some of the old time footage.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lie To Me

Pretty Bird and I both love Tim Roth so we decided to give Lie to Me a try. We didn't hate the premiere so we'll try the next week and see where it goes. We sure as hell don't need another hour long drama in the queue though so something else might have to get cut.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

44th President of the United States

Man what a good day. Do us proud President Obama.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Silent Clock

I think they've got overusing the silent clock some. I really liked the first two episodes of 24 but the next three of leaving me down some. I'll hold off judgment completely but so far it seems more like season six then season five.

The Last Day

Today is the last day the Dummy and Darth Vader are in power. Man I feel bad for helping elect that man.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

Here come the Steelers! The last Super Bowl the Steelers went to was nicknamed Super Bowl Extra Large. I'm going to nickname this one Super Bowl Troy Polamalu. Man what a defense, what a game. I can think of nothing better then going to the Super Bowl through beating Old Cleveland. Gotta love the Steelers!

Bring It On

Today is the AFC Championship Game. I'm really worried about the game because its the Ravens. I think the Steelers are better then the Ravens in just about every category except the offensive line. Plus the Steelers are healthier, better rested, and playing at home. This game should be won by the Steelers.

None of that matters of course. This is the playoffs and a divisional rival. This is going to be a nerve racking three hours. Tis life in the NFL.

Here we go Steelers, here we go!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

24 Hours To Go

In 24 hours we'll know who's playing in America's latest holiday, the Super Bowl. It should be a good if not late Sunday watching some football. Go Steelers!

I'm not going to pick the Steelers game of course but I do think the Eagles are going from the NFC. I think I'd be great if the Cardinals went but I just think the Eagles are better.

Final Episodes

I gotta say I don't like their choice for the 5th Cylon. I still think there is more to it. Pretty Bird has a theory that I really believe but we'll see if it happens. Nine more to go.

Friday, January 16, 2009

BSG Returns!

For the last time. There was a time when I thought that BSG was the best show on television. Now I'm partially glad that there are only 10 episodes left. First off I think serial shows should have an endgame at least somewhat in mind. This would allow the show to end on the creator's terms and not on the network's.

That is only part of the reason I'm somewhat glad for it to go away. The main reason I'm done with it is that they've royally screwed it up. There have been three or four huge breaks which is just stupid. You shouldn't treat your viewers like that. It makes your viewers get upset with your show and want to watch something else.

Still I'll watch these 10 episodes because it is a great show. I won't get to watch it tonight but thanks to the DVR I'll watch it later.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Derek Lowe

So the Braves gave a 36 year old pitcher a 4 year deal. I really wish the Braves would just rebuild instead of giving old players too much money. Turns out they don't ask me my opinion. I'm pretty sure that they still won't be a winner this year. Can't football season go on all year.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Just In!

I really do hate the Ravens. Just in case you've read this blog and not figured that out yet. They talk a bunch which is a stark contrast to the Steelers. Plus they are just the Purple Browns.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Week Into It

And I still don't mind killing too much in Grand Theft Auto 4.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tough Week

The Championship Game is the best and worst game possible. Losing it is tragic but winning it means your team goes to the Super Bowl. This has always been the game that stresses me out the most. It is easier for your team to not make this game then to lose it. It sure is going to be a tough week of being a fan.

Good thing I don't actually work for a team :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

TV Overload

If a Steelers win wasn't enough I get two hours of 24! The first 24 in about 20 months which is just crazy. Man do I love me some Jack Bauer. There are some bittersweet aspects of 24 in my life but outside of the huge layoff and the crap that was season 6 I think 24 is the best roller coaster ride on television. There is definitely room in my life for an hour long ride like 24 every week. Welcome back Jack.

One to Go

One game to go until the chance at the ultimate prize. There were aspects of the game that wasn't good for the Steelers but overall it was a really well played game. I'll ramble on about the game later on but outside of the first drive and garbage time man did that defense look good.

Bring on those Ravens!

Lines in Vegas

All the sports books in Vegas are going crazy right now. All three games so far the home team and the favorite has lost. Most Vegas bettors are numbers betters, meaning they play trends. There are people lining up to say the home team pulls it out and probably an equal amount lining up to say the visitors are going to run the table. Just remember, the house always wins.

Second Sign of the Apocalypse

Is that the Arizona Cardinals are hosting the NFC Championship Game. This has been a really crazy weekend in the playoffs.

Playoffs Baby!

Today starts the Steelers second season for 2008/2009. I said when the Steelers beat the Ravens a month ago that it was great that the Steelers didn't have a game I cared about for another four weeks. Well those four weeks are over and this is a game I really care about.

The Steelers are a better team then the San Diego Chargers. That said, it doesn't really matter. The Steelers will beat the Chargers if the Steelers don't beat themselves. That's really all there is to say about it. The Steelers have beaten themselves plenty of times in the past so it sure could happen again today.

Come on Ben, please don't mess this up for us. Be more Tom Brady then Brett Favre today, you can do it. You do that and you're hosting the AFC Championship Game. Come on Steelers!

Here we go Steelers, here we go!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


The Arizona Cardinals are in the NFC Championship Game. That's pretty messed up right there.

Stupid Ravens

I have no idea how the Titans lost that game. I know it was turnovers but man were some of those turnovers just freaky. Man do I hate the Ravens.

Divisional Weekend Picks

I won't pick the Steelers game but here are my other picks.

Baltimore in a close one over Tennessee.
Panthers crush Arizona.
Giants in a somewhat close one over Philadelphia.

I'll write more about the Steelers later in the weekend. I'm still really worried about this game.

Friday, January 9, 2009

End of a Long Week

I've had a tough week personally. I won't go into it but it is nice that it is over. Not a great start to the year. Weekends are nice but I wouldn't call it relaxing. Between Jack being back and the Steelers playoff game I probably won't relax to much. At least I'll be able to sleep in.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

So Long John

I know he isn't retiring but he is leaving Atlanta. I can't say that I blame him since ATL wasn't going to offer him near what Boston did.

Man was Smoltzie good. Good luck in Beantown.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I am worried about the Chargers. I don't know why I should be but I am. I'm actually really worried. Stupid NFL Playoffs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Grand Theft Auto 4

I got this when it was on Super Black Friday sale and haven't played it yet. Today I started. I'm not sure if I like it yet. It is well done but how many cars can you steal or people can you beat up before it gets old. I guess I'll see.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hate Them

Thanks to the hated Ravens the Steelers will be playing the Chargers next weekend. I hate the Ravens and would have much preferred the Steelers to play the Dolphins. Tis life I guess.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I guess I will stop with my Peyton Manning/Colts love since now it seems the Colts will have to watch the next round of the playoffs from home. An 8-8 team beating a 12-4 team doesn't happen very often but I guess the Chargers are pretty good.

Wildcard Weekend Picks

Here are my wildcard weekend picks.

Arizona over Atlanta
Indianapolis over San Diego
Baltimore over Miami
Minnesota over Philadelphia

I could be wrong on a specific pick or two but I do believe that two home teams will win.

The Best

Congratulations Peyton Manning on your record tying third MVP. I believe the Peyton Manning is not only the best QB in the league now but the best QB ever. He's the dominate offensive force for the past 10 years in the offensive dominated era of the NFL.

The Steelers are obviously the first choice when it comes to games I watch on TV but the Colts are the second. Not because I like the Colts but because I really like to watch great players and Peyton is great.

Chris Johnson?

What the fuck? One of the 50 or so voters for the MVP award voted for Chris Johnson. Chris Johnson is not even remotely an MVP candidate this year. Stupid sportswriters.

Friday, January 2, 2009


"Manning led the Patriots to a 12-4 record and the AFC Championship. He led the league with 4,267 passing yards and threw 29 touchdowns."

Somehow I think they missed something in the description of the 2003 Co-MVP.

I wonder if they'll fix it, here is the article.

Edit: It turns out I know how to use (some) photoshop so I will put the picture here.

Lucky I'm Wearing Pants

I'm the only one in the office today after noon. It should be really quiet and they'll be lucky if I'm wearing pants when the UPS guy comes at 4pm. Party starts at 1pm!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

This is the last of the 'oughts. You know what that means, we need a better name for this previous decade. That and thank God this was the last New Year's party with those stupid glasses with the two zeros made into the lenses. They were cute in 2000 but a little old by now.

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