Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tenn vs UTC

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tyler Smith had 21 points and five assists and No. 14 Tennessee defeated Chattanooga 114-75 on Saturday night.

Chattanooga's only lead came off two free throws by Khalil Hartwell to put the Mocs up 8-7 with 16:22 left in the first half.J.P. Prince, who was questionable for the game because of an injured shoulder, came off the bench to help ignite the Vols with a breakaway layup that gave Tennessee a 9-8 lead. The Vols went on a 12-0 run, helped by five points from Bobby Maze.Tennessee (1-0) entered halftime with a 60-37 lead.Tennessee freshman Scotty Hopson scored 17 points. Wayne Chism had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.Tennessee scored 35 points off 24 turnovers by the Mocs (0-1). The Vols outrebounded the Mocs 42-30 and scored 62 points in the paint.(link)
Unlike Kentucky, Tennessee was able to impose its' will on a lesser opponent. The defense was crisp, the offense was stroking and the score showed it.

This game doesn't tell us anything about the season, but it's always good to come out on fire.

Celeb o'the Day - Lauren Graham

Lauren GrahamLauren Graham - Evan Almighty (Joan)


Celeb o'the Day - Aishwarya Rai - III

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai - The Last Legion (Mira)


Celeb o'the Day - Melissa Theuriau - III

Melissa TheuriauMelissa Theuriau - French Reporter (Anchor)


UK vs VMI

I was wondering how long it would be before Nazh couldn't help to tease me about this game. ;)

That was definitely not a fun game to witness as a fan. Well at least the first 30 minutes.

I was at the game last night. VMI totally controlled the first half. They had UK playing their game. They were forcing turnovers, shooting the lights out, and completely in control. Kentucky was playing right into it too. Along with the forced turnovers Kentucky was giving the ball to them all on their own. Halfway through the first half VMI had already scored 44 points. They were on pace to score 80 points in the first half. THE FIRST HALF! Kentucky managed to protect the ball a little better and defend the three better.

The second half started out much like the first did. It did not look good for UK at all. They were on their way to getting their asses handed to them by 20 points or more. Until about the 10 minute mark. Kentucky mounted a comeback that really fired up Rupp Arena. They were able to do all the things that they should have done for the entire first half. It was awesome.

Then the machine ran out of gas. They started making turnovers again and letting VMI stay in the game. Then eventually win it.

It was disappointing. As a fan I was upset with their performance. At the same time I was excited with their ability to come back and at least make the game something interesting.

It does not make one feel comfortable with UK's next opponent. University of North Carolina Tarheels. If Kentucky plays like they did against VMI, it will be a very, VERY long night.

FYI, UNC is #2 on the list of most wins in NCAA Men's Basketball. Kentucky being the first.

Kentucky

Sad news for EMB to start this basketball season:
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Billy Gillispie didn't mention Gardner-Webb, but his postgame
assessment was verbatim from the last time his Kentucky team was shocked like
this.
"They whipped us," Gillispie said of the Wildcats' 111-103 upset to
Virginia Military Institute Friday night.
The upset came just over a year
after Gardner-Webb's 84-68 stunner over the Wildcats in Gillispie's second game
as coach. The sequel came in the opener of year two, which was supposed to be a
tuneup for the Wildcats' trip to No. 1 North Carolina next week.(link)
Looks like year 2 of the Gillispie experiment might have the same ups and downs of last year. At least we can hope this is a down and not going to be the standard at one of the proudest of basketball schools.

Is it time for Wildcats to actually pay attention to football season even when basketball is going on? (heh)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Celeb o'the Day - Loredana Lecciso - III

Loredana LeccisoLoredana Lecciso - Italian TV


Celeb o'the Day - Marg Helgenberger - II

Marg HelgenbergerMarg Helgenberger - CSI (Katherine)


Sad End


Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Paula Goodspeed, who died of a possible drug overdose/suicide last night, overdosed in the exact same area around one year ago.

We're told cops were called to Paula Abdul's house -- either late last year or early this year -- and found Goodspeed inside her car, unconscious from a drug overdose.
link
Sad day when anyone takes their own life; prayers go out to the family/friends.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Celeb o'the Day - Kareena Kapoor - III

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor - Yuva (Mira)


Celeb o'the Day - Tara Stiles - II

Tara StilesTara Stiles - Closure (Nina)


Broadband for Everyone?

IBM Plans Broadband Over Power Lines For Rural America

The technology allows residents of areas underserved by traditional ISPs to receive high-speed Internet access.

By Paul McDougall InformationWeek November 12, 2008 09:31 AM

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said Wednesday that it has struck a $9.6 million deal with International Broadband Electric Communications under which it will deploy high-speed Internet service that runs over power lines in rural U.S. markets underserved by traditional broadband technology.

IBM will use IBEC's Broadband over Power Line (BPL) equipment to roll out BPL service to customers of electrical cooperatives that provide electricity for much of rural America.

"Americans in rural areas of the country trail their urban and suburban counterparts in broadband availability," said IBEC CEO Scott Lee, in a statement. "This capability will play a crucial role in rural health, education and economic development, while closing the digital divide that exists between well served and underserved America."

Raymond Blair, director of Advanced Networks at IBM, said that, "High-speed Internet service is revolutionizing the way we do business, and access to this resource will generate great opportunities for rural America."

IBM estimates there are over 900 electrical cooperatives in the U.S., providing service that accounts for 45% of the country's total power grid.

link

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celeb o'the Day - Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan - Freaky Friday (Anna)

Thank You All

The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Imperial Germany gave up the ghost. America's 1st regime change in the new century. Armistice Day for the War to End all Wars, entirely achieved by the addition of the Great Satan's spiritual fore fathers to an entente of desperate states.



Conscripting an army of free men, America deployed 2 million troops to save Europe from a Prussian military machine that was the world's best - until they hooked up with the Great Satan in combat. Places like Chateau-Thierry and Bellau Wood decisively crushed Teutonicism. Deutschland screamed "GOD! PLEASE! STOP!"



An
extensive remixed v2.0 released 27 years later as Veteran's Day.



Americans should go down on their knees and thank God Almighty for
raising up this laughing race of freemen.



Americans energetically pursue commerce, science, medicine, technology and the arts. When these designs are halted by conflict, they energetically pursue absolute, decisive, and ruthless destruction of their enemies. After visiting violence and securing victory they energetically return to the pursuit of commerce, science, medicine, technology and the arts.



An excellent example of the concept of service to something larger than self became a personal epiphany 2 years ago, at an
especial place and a chance meeting with an ancient Iwo Jima survivor.



17 yo, still on the farm when the horrible news came that the neighbor boy had just been killed in Italy. Staring sacrifice in the face, this living embodiment of
American Exceptionalism had to take his homie's "... place in the line..." Ma and Pa agreed and the preacher drove him to Nashville to enlist. Less than a year later, this Marine fought in place in the line at the hallowed bloodsoaked Iwo Jima.



His name is
legion, for there are thousands like him. From Bunker Hill to Chickamauga, from Midway to Fallujah.



America's veterans put their lives on hold, deploy overseas, incinerate our enemies, return home and continue to build this awesome place.



America and the world can never thank ya'll enough.



Pic - "Thank You All" by ScOtT dUnGaN

Thank You All

The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Imperial Germany gave up the ghost. America's 1st regime change in the new century. Armistice Day for the War to End all Wars, entirely achieved by the addition of the Great Satan's spiritual fore fathers to an entente of desperate states.

Conscripting an army of free men, America deployed 2 million troops to save Europe from a Prussian military machine that was the world's best - until they hooked up with the Great Satan in combat. Places like Chateau-Thierry and Bellau Wood decisively crushed Teutonicism. Deutschland screamed "GOD! PLEASE! STOP!"

An
extensive remixed v2.0 released 27 years later as Veteran's Day.

Americans should go down on their knees and thank God Almighty for
raising up this laughing race of freemen.

Americans energetically pursue commerce, science, medicine, technology and the arts. When these designs are halted by conflict, they energetically pursue absolute, decisive, and ruthless destruction of their enemies. After visiting violence and securing victory they energetically return to the pursuit of commerce, science, medicine, technology and the arts.

An excellent example of the concept of service to something larger than self became a personal epiphany 2 years ago, at an
especial place and a chance meeting with an ancient Iwo Jima survivor.

17 yo, still on the farm when the horrible news came that the neighbor boy had just been killed in Italy. Staring sacrifice in the face, this living embodiment of
American Exceptionalism had to take his homie's "... place in the line..." Ma and Pa agreed and the preacher drove him to Nashville to enlist. Less than a year later, this Marine fought in place in the line at the hallowed bloodsoaked Iwo Jima.

His name is
legion, for there are thousands like him. From Bunker Hill to Chickamauga, from Midway to Fallujah.

America's veterans put their lives on hold, deploy overseas, incinerate our enemies, return home and continue to build this awesome place.

America and the world can never thank ya'll enough.

Pic - "Thank You All" by ScOtT dUnGaN

*posted by GSGF on the other site

Celeb o'the Day - Anne Heche - III

Anne HecheAnne Heche - What is Love (Laura)


Celeb o'the Day - Cheetah Girls - II

Cheetah GirlsCheetah Girls - Still lil bit's fav


Pic o'the Day (from the email)

Thought this was just great.


Happy Veterans Day



Happy Veterans Day to all who served and their loved ones. Also to everyone out there in blogland who celebrates freedom and remembers sacrifice.