Saturday, October 10, 2009

Football

I was almost prophetic last week when I said that the last quarter was the most important thing (the fact that Crompton looked like a quarterback). The momentum of that little run carried over this week and Tennessee destroyed Georgia.
The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.(link)
The game wasn't as close as the 45-19 score; the UGA special teams got a touchdown and safety and the defense got a TD off a tipped pass.

Otherwise the Tennessee team played outstanding and now get a week off to prepare for the murderous trip to Alabama (Bama 22 Ole Miss 3)


Football


UT vs Georgia today in Knoxville. Both teams are coming off hard losses (Georgia with a controversial loss due to the 'excessive celebration' penalty and UT with the fact that they have no O) and both will be looking to rebound.

The country and the experts are all taking Georgia (they have a QB) but it should be a good game. Our defense is good enough to win the game if the offense can keep from making mistakes and stay on the field long enough to get the D a breath on occasion.


Other games: (1) Florida at (4) Lsu , (3) Alabama at (20) Ole Miss, (17) Auburn at Arkansas

Take Florida, Alabama and Arkansas with the points.

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From Ace's ONT.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekend!



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Peace


Barak Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize... further proof that it is indeed a political prize instead of actually honoring peace.

The only peace he has brokered in the world was during the 'beer summit' and we're not actually sure how much of a war that was before he stepped in.

The man who has accomplished nothing has now won an award that means nothing.

Edit: New info from JWF tells me that the nomination for the Nobel is February 1... so the O can't even claim the beer summit in his list of 'peace' accomplishments.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Movie Time

Gina Gershon
Watched Showgirls yesterday. It's amazing how you can forget just how bad a movie is until you see it again. I didn't make it until the end so I don't even remember that part. And I use to think that Elizabeth Berkley was a good actress ...


Bowling


I stunk it up again; first game started well, then sucked (still not used to the wood lanes and their less-hook ability). Second game started the same then...

the knee popped (again). So pretty much my style is out, can't take the pain and don't want to seriously mess up the knee (anymore than it is) and ruin my softball for next year so... terrible game again.

Game 3; I switched to a style that I could not use in Florence (synthetic lanes that hook a lot) and with the wood lanes, the hook was smooth, not jerky. One bad ball (split) but 9 good ones got me a 232. Maybe I've finally figured something out.

(Pops bowled awful also, we probably will got 2-5)
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Climate Porn

How can you tell it's the biggest lie in government?
...far below the 25-40 percent cuts by then that the U.N. climate panel and developing countries say rich nations should support to avoid dangerous climate change.[emp added LN]
Simply read that sentence and remember that China (the #1 'bad' producer would be exempt.

If any of these people were serious about climate change (heh) then they would be attacking all countries, regardless of wealth in an effort to stymie the flow of 'global warming emissions'.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nature



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Rapist Still in Jail


In 'other' world news today, Roman (drugged and anally raped a 13 year old) Polanski is still in jail after the Swiss denied his attempt to get out. [There is still the matter of the criminal court upholding the recommendation, but the Swiss are usually very good at upholding treaties.]

Polanski was accused of plying the underage girl with champagne and part of a Quaalude pill during a modeling shoot in 1977, and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy.

He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of unlawful sexual intercourse. In exchange, the judge agreed to drop the remaining charges and sentence him to prison for a 90-day psychiatric evaluation.(link)

Nice leade eh? That's paragraphs 14 & 15, not para 1. Although the article is nicely written and leaves only small things out, the habit of putting the 'good stuff' so far down is annoying. Most people don't tend to read all of articles (whether online or in print) so it's easy to do this and misinform almost everyone. Whether the writer(s) did it or an editory, I don't know, but it's not honest.

Rosary


In July of 1942 a young man was undergoing the rite of passage into the United States Marine Corps at Parris Island, South Carolina. He was raised a poor farm boy, the second eldest son in a family of 18 children, in the rolling flat-lands of western Ohio. Working the fields as soon as he was old enough to hold a shovel, the harsh existence of Depression era life had made him a strong, muscular, and tough man. He had already proven himself a brave one also, personally running moonshine from the family still to Al Capone. But nothing in his hard scrabble life had adequately prepared him for boot camp. He was wondering just what the hell he had gotten himself in for.(link)
Read the rest, a riveting tale that belongs more in a movie than a blog. Very well written and enough to get you through whatever may be going on in your day.

Monday, October 5, 2009

MNF


Green Bay at Minnesota tonight.

Brett Favre goes against the team that didn't want him (after he retired on them and then decided months later that he wanted his job back and cried about it) and the qb that took his spot (Rodgers).

I have no vested interest in either team except that I lead my fantasy game by 16 points and I need Grant (GB), Harvin (Minn) and Minnesota's kicker to not exceed that total :)

Atm it's 14-14 and I've given up 4 points on my lead... if it stays like this, I'm good and 3-1 on the season.

From the Email


The blonde in mourning:

A blonde goes into work one morning crying her eyes out.

Her boss asked sympathetically, 'What's the matter?'

The blonde replies, 'Early this morning I got a phone call saying that my mother had passed away.'

The boss, feeling sorry for her, says, 'Why don't you go home for the day? Take the day off to relax and rest.'

'Thanks, but I'd be better off here. I need to keep my mind off it, and I have the best chance of doing that here.'

The boss agrees and allows the blonde to work as usual. A couple of hours pass, and the boss decides to check on the blonde. He looks out from his office, and sees the blonde crying hysterically. 'What's so bad now? Are you going to be okay?' he asks.

'No,' exclaims the blonde, 'I just received a horrible call from my sister. Her mother died, too!'



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sports Update


Bad weekend for me :(

Austin lost to Huntsville (23-16) on Friday night.

Tennessee lost to Auburn (26-22) on Saturday night.

And today Dallas lost to Denver (17-10) bleh

Climate Porn


Good news on the Climate Porn front:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's top energy adviser said Friday there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year.

"That's not going to happen," said the adviser, Carol Browner.

Browner made the statement at a conference organized by The Atlantic magazine, just days after Senate Democrats introduced a major bill on climate change. In a video posted on the magazine's Web site, Browner was asked about the prospects of enacting climate legislation by the time negotiations on a global climate treaty begin in December in Copenhagen.(link)
Using the Don Surber time+no=no method this is a treat for the economy and sane people everywhere.

NFL


You got Tennessee Titans (0-3) at the Jacksonville Jags (1-2) (dad's favorite team the titans); Minnesota vs Green Bay on Monday night (sister in-law for M and mom for GB).

NY Giants (3-0) at Kansas City (0-3) (brothers team NY; this will be a slaughter, poor chiefs)

And my Cowboys are heading to Denver to take on Orton and the Broncos. With Felix Jones out, Tashard Choice will be the workhorse today. Barber is supposed to be available so Choice won't have to do it all alone, but Barber won't be 100%.

Auburn vs UT


Was a pretty good game in the 2nd half; if UT had played offense like that the whole game, it could have been a different story. Our defense gave up big yardage to Auburn's non-conventional offense, but for the most part kept from giving up the big play (until late in the game when they gave up the big kickoff return and drive to ice it with the last field goal). But the offense was the story.

If nothing else in this game, at least Crompton actually looked like a quarterback in the 2nd half. Yes he still through behind receivers on crossing routes and sometimes looked lost; but he didn't throw to the other guys and managed the game well, putting Tennessee in position to try to win.

That may be the most important thing that came out of last night on down the road.

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