Thursday, July 31, 2008


Update: Looks like Favre's burning desire to play is not so scalding after all, as it is reported he is seriously considering staying retired for this cash payout. What a joke.


WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) in Milwaukee reported that during the meeting, Murphy presented Favre and Cook with an offer in which the Packers would compensate Favre in the area of $20 million over the next 10 years in order to remain retired.
Are you kidding me? They are trying to protect his "legacy." But lets be honest here, this is a giant clusterfuck and his legacy is big time tarnished now. Apparently he won't even meet with the Jets or Bucs, likely in an attempt to avoid getting traded to them. He wants to return to a contender and to be released from the Packers. Should have thought of these things before you signed the long term contract, Brett, and hey, maybe retiring and changing your mind, TWICE, isn't the best move either.

So now he is going to be a baby and perhaps force the Packers to trade him to a division rival. Nothing says legacy like walking into Lambeau this season wearing another team's uniform.

Mark my words here, karma will prevail. Favre will start for another team this year, but he is going to get knocked out. His streak will be gone and so will his health. Just watch.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stupid Snacks

So, get this. I have four snacks for my afternoon, a banana, a yogurt, a sunrype fruit bar and a kraft handisnack (the one with the cheese and breadsticks). Normally, I take one of the non-raspberry yogurts, because that is Heather's favorite. But since it was sitting there this morning and she didn't take it, I decided it was fair game. Now, I don't know if it's karma or what, but I go to eat it this afternoon, give it a customary shake, and yogurt starts to fly. A small opening on the side sprayed yogurt all over my desk. I'm sure I even missed cleaning it all up. Probably have some in my hair à la Ben Still in Something About Mary.

So, whatever, clean up, no big deal. Can't eat that yogurt if its not sealed. But got 3 snacks left. Life goes on.

So now I go to the Kraft Handisnack. Interestingly, yesterday, I was chided 1 of the 8 breadsticks. My form is to use two breadsticks at a time and attempt to remove 1/4 of the cheese with every scoop. Logical enough. So with one missing, this made my last scoop a single. Which isn't the worst thing in the world, because it leaves more cheese for the senses and using one breadstick allows better scooping ability and less waste at the end. So I didn't complain to the Kraft Gods.

Maybe they thought I should be rewarded for this act of maturity and understanding. Because today, there was 12 breadsticks crammed into the regular spot reserved for 8. Lucky day right? Nope. They were so crammed, that the plastic was torn off and all the breadsticks were brittle and stale, but somehow softish at the same time. I tried one and deemed it edible and decided to proceed since the cheese is compartmentalized and was still sealed. However, when I tried to scoop with the breadsticks, the cheese seemed very hard and the breadsticks were all breaking. I decided to abandon ship.

The weird thing is, I would have really thought I would notice the breadsticks when I grabbed them in the morning. My theory is that there was some breadstick fornication going on in my lunch bag, followed by breadstick birth. I don't know, something about breadsticks getting it on seems a little gay to me. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Now I'm down to two snacks. And I must say, the two black sheep snacks of my lunch family.

Friday, July 25, 2008

MLS All Star Game

In my ongoing series of "nobody likes soccer, shut up!", I will blog about last nights MLS all star game, where the MLS All Stars took to the field playing against EPL side West Ham United.

The game was great for many reasons. First, the MLS team, as it has done the last 3 years, won against strong British competition by a score of 3-2. Secondly, not only did they win, they won in style. By the end of the game, they were dominating every aspect of the game.

And how about DeRo? Don't even get me started. Another game winning goal from the most exciting player ever in the MLS, after having won the penalty. A penalty that was smacked so hard that it hit the bar twice and then rebounded to hit the top of the net. Easily the best pure strength penalty I've ever seen. Too bad he only got 35 minutes last night; but to still have competed at that level after playing a full game the night before and traveling in the early morning is amazing. But I don't expect any less from Canada's best player.

Beckham's crosses were the most dangerous and he nearly connected on a few shots / free kicks. Landon Donovan disappointed and didn't do much other than give up the ball. Hejduk should have been substituted long before he was after making rash challenges and mediocrity (once running the ball right out of bounds with nobody around him). Everybody else played pretty well and I'm sure West Ham will be very frustrated with how the later stages of the game turned out. Though of course, they are lacking full match fitness, being only in preseason shape.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Comedy is funny

And Jimmy Kimmel is comedy

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Mario Mario and Luigi Mario

So many people need to be beaten up in this video (other than O'Reilly of course)

Armstead released


The Alouettes also announced the releases of return specialist Jason Armstead...
Hmmm, I wonder why?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Big News

Did you see the story about me on CNN this morning?

Apparently it only took me 59 minutes.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rabid Roy

Update: did I mention that I think 'Sir' Alex Ferguson is a complete douchebag and Spurs' chairman is absolutely right?

Though I mostly looked at him as a prima donna off the field (from seemingly putting personal grievances with the Irish Manager before the 2002 World Cup and subsequently not playing) and a rabid maniac on it (see video below), I have rather lightened up to his thoughts as a manager.

After weighing in on players not wanting to play for teams in smaller English centres and the role of WAGs (wives and girlfriends) influencing where players play (which, as you can guess as an Oiler fan, hits close to home), he has now put forward intelligent thoughts on the transfer of players. He explains how transfer of players, and hence club loyalty, is a two way street. A club can renege on their loyalty by selling players just as player can by requesting a ticket out of town (or in some cases, across town).

In the soccer world, things work a little different than we are used to with hockey. There are big clubs and little clubs. Big clubs are successful and have lots of money and little clubs fight to stay alive with the scraps they have. So naturally, there is a consistent flow of quality players to the big clubs. Maybe in the pre-salary cap days of the NHL, we could look to the New York Rangers as one of the resource gobblers of the league. However, they were always making trades or signing free agents to get their players. There is a strict adherence to a player's contract, by both team and player.

Contrast this with soccer where if a player wants to leave a club to which he is contracted to, all he has to do is make his wish known. Very seldom do you hear about a player being unhappy and not being transferred to another team. Similarly, if a big club wants a player, they will announce it and more often than not, that player will express interest in the move. A few of the recent exceptions might be C. Ronaldo where there are two mega-clubs vying for him and Sergio Aguero with Athletico Madrid nixing a move to Man U. due to his content in Spain. But when a player signs a 4 year contract, I just laugh, because what does that really mean for me, the fan? He could be there 4 years or 4 months. Who knows.

It makes you wonder what the soccer system would be like with NHL type rules. Maybe it wouldn't be all that different for clubs in the long run. They have bargaining power for the fee they demand for their players and can in turn buy other players with this cash. But this often isn't the case. Whereas trades in hockey have similar bargaining potential, both teams are vying for assets to help their team on the ice, ie, to win. In soccer, cash in hand in one direction might not translate to anything other than lining owners' or stock holders' pockets. They aren't getting instant returns for selling players, they have to go out and find other ones.

This type of system ensures whoever has the cash will have the trophies. In the 16 years of the English Premier League, only 4 teams have won the title. And one of those was an early aberration in history with Blackburn taking the title in 1994-95.

As a fan, this system can be very frustrating if you aren't going for a big club. To often see your best players being shipped out would be so disheartening.

In completely unrelated news, Man U are thought to be shopping for Berbatov.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

The big pictureski

This is apparently every frame from the big lebowski in one picture. I looked at it and that is not true. However, it may be captures for every 1 second. Of course there are 29.97 frames per second in NTSC so this is probably 1/29.97th of the entire movie in pictures.

If you have memorized the movie dialogue (like I have) and if your eyes can scan fast enough, it's like watching the movie. Though, if you did that, they would all laugh at you.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tanking Advantage

Is beer with breakfast taboo? Not anymore.

GW is having a charity BBQ all week, serving pancakes, sausages and ... BEER! Imagine my surprise/delight to know that I can drink for charity. And at only 4$ for breakfast and beer, this is cheaper than drinking at the bar. Who would even want to leave a wonderland like that?

For good times, see the details here.

Heather and I will be there at some point on Friday morning.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Brian Austin Avery

Green and hottie:

Avery and hottie:

Holy macaroni. Is it just me, or does Brian Austin Green look exactly like Sean Avery? And this isn't a slight resemblance here, this is full blown twins separated at birth style. Even their dating styles are similar. The only thing that would clinch it is if Green were as big a douchebag as Avery.

Hey, speaking of Avery the douchebag:


From Sportsnet's CFL Power Rankings for week 2, regarding the poor play of Winnipeg's kicker Alex Serna...

Bite the bullet and bring back Troy Westwood as a punter.
Oh please God let this happen. Because it the Bombers arent' already the laughing stock of the season, this will be sure to clinch it.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Pick up lines

my favorites:
If I were to ask you for sex, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?

Do you know the difference between a hamburger and a blow-job?
Her: No.
Do you want to do lunch?

Excuse me. My friend over there is a little embarrassed. He'd like your phone number. He wants to know where he can get a hold of me in the morning.

the rest here.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


While Mats Sundin has yet to make a decision on his playing future, sources are telling Sportsnet that the Vancouver Canucks have offered the Swedish centre a deal of $20 million over two years.

I thought my dad said that they offered him 5$ million a year, this is just ridiculous. It would make him the highest paid player in the NHL!

There are going to be some sad faces in Toronto I think.

(and I'm not talking about the fact that they paid 3.5$ million for Jeff Finger. Jeff Finger!)