Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Told You I'd Be Back

Instead of writing the "column" that I had planned on for this afternoon I will instead leave you with this:

I went to Panda Express today for lunch, good times, I know. My meal (half chow mein, half fried rice, manderin chicken, and orange chicken, along with an oh so delicious Diet Pepsi) cost $9.01. Instead of just spotting me the extra penny, the lady working the register thought it would be a good idea to give me 99 cents in change.


Thank you. That's all.

Thursday's This 'N That

The Links

-Mike C. used his one good eye to send in this video of a very talented singer covering 32 different songs in just 8 minutes. Highly recommended if you have 8 minutes to spare.

-Oh. My. God. Kami C. sent in this lovely article from Yahoo! Sports about John Daly's pants. Please do not stare directly at them for an extended period of time. Yikes.


I have a lot of different ideas floating around in my head for writing instead of posting the usual headlines. I am going to try and put something together for later this afternoon. Feel free to check back.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday's Works

The Links

-Another gem sent in by Kami C. Check out what she calls the best blog ever. Apparently she is not fond of this one.


-Another fantastic night in the NBA Playoffs. The Bulls and Celtics are quickly playing a series that will be shown on ESPN Classic for years to come. Dallas eliminated the Spurs last night which is good because now I don't have to listen to the terrible PA announcer in San Antonio shouting "HERE COME THE SPURS!"

-Lots of people are weighing in on whether or not Dwight Howard should be suspended for throwing an elbow at Samuel Dalembert. The Inside the NBA crew breaks it down right here. It will be real interesting to see whether or not the Association hands down the suspension to one of its marquee players.

-Just what I wanted to read today, another Brett Favre story. Seriously, just retire and leave me alone!


-Ferris Bueller is having twins! Actor Matthew Broderick and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker are expecting twins through a surrogate. Broderick is currently starring in a Broadway musical, while his wife is filming a movie and also preparing for the Sex and the City sequel due out next summer.

-The hot girl from Utah was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night. Chuck Wicks and his partner and Utah native Julianne Hough were booted from the ABC reality dancing show. I still have never seen an episode of this show. Have you?


-There are now 91 confirmed cases of the Swine Flu in the United States. A 22 month old Mexican boy has died from the disease after receiving treatments in Houston. Make sure you read the last paragraph in this article to gain some perspective on the "outbreak".

-There are lots of reports out today about President Obama's first 100 days in office. I found this slide show from MSNBC. There really are some fascinating photos of our Commander in Chief, I highly recommend checking this out.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The First Day of the Rest of My Life...

Today's link was sent in by Jessica B., she is excluded from all of my anti Lakers fans comments. Thanks for the link(s) Jess. She sends in a link about some of the major problems facing NASCAR and their restrictor-plate races. After a major crash this past weekend at Talladega it remains to be seen what the sport will do to increase safety both for drivers and for the fans.

By the way, if I had to guess what links Jessica would send me, a NASCAR link would have been my 3,344,589th guess.

After this happened last night, I decided to use today's to mourn the end of the Jazz season.

To all the Lakers "fans" who decided chanting "Utah Sucks" in the final minutes of the game last night, you stay classy. I know coming from a Jazz fan that might sound ironic since we have been known for throwing items on the floor, but one moron does not represent us all. You had 20,000 chanting Utah Sucks last night at the end of a tightly contested series.

You had Lamar Odom, who is only playing well because he will be a free agent at the end of the playoffs, dunk and then take exception to a foul my Mehmet Okur while L.A. was up 10 with under 20 seconds to go.

You had Kobe and Derek Fisher get in Ronnie Price's face after he said something about how bush league that was, and then Fisher put something extra into a foul on the other end which resulted in Price saying something to him and getting T'd up.

I respect Kobe's game, but I think one sign at the ESA last week summed up the Lakers and their best player:

3 Rings
0 Class

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Update


-Too many links from the NBA Playoff games this weekend, so I'll just link you over to's Playoff Coverage. Nice to see Detroit put up a fight in game 4 at home against Cleveland... eh... not so much. Double OT classic in Chicago, looks like we've got a series there. Houston is one win away from advancing to the 2nd round, good thing T-Mac is hurt, they might actually win. Kobe... psh.

-The most over hyped, and overrated event of the year happened over the weekend, the NFL Draft! How excited am I that I no longer have to watch NFL live 4 months before the start of the season? At least we got to watch Erin Andrews do what she does this weekend. Oh, and yes that's former Provo Angels outfielder Quan Cosby with her.


-Beyonce is number 1 at the box office. Her new movie, Obsessed, pulled in $28.5 million to capture the box office crown. Zac Efron's movie, 17 Again, came in 2nd place with a respectable $11.7 million.

-This weekend's movie for me was Observe and Report. As much as I like Seth Rogen, this was BY FAR his worst movie. No point, and lots of wiener. Not a good combo.

-Sad news from Hollywood over the weekend, former Golden Girls actress, Bea Arthur died at the age of 86. Arthur won two Emmy Awards, and was best known for playing Dorothy on Golden Girls.


-There have been 73 confirmed cases of the Swine Flu around the world over the weekend, 40 of in the United States. The European Union Health's Commissioner has warned against travel to Mexico. President Obama has stated that the outbreak has caused for a heightened state of alert. Yikes.

-Good news for Verizon Wireless customers, apparently the wireless company is in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone as early as next year. Apple's exclusive deal with AT&T runs out next year, the question will remain whether or not that deal is extended.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Moron of the Week

Lakers fans. 'Nuff said!

Friday, April 24, 2009


We are a little delayed in getting today's post up, but an 8:40 tip for the Jazz playoff game last night didn't exactly help me get out of bed this morning. Remember to check back this afternoon for the Moron of the Week. Any who... onto today's headlines.


-Oh man! What a game last night at the EnergySolutions Arena! The Jazz fought back from 13 down in the 3rd quarter to win game 3, 88-86 over the Lakers. The ESA was rockin' last night, and the two teams did not disappoint. Can't wait to hit up game 4 tomorrow night!

-Elsewhere around the Association, Dallas pounded the Spurs 88-67. San Antonio Coach, Greg Popovich pulled his starters halfway through the 3rd quarter, and after the game instead of yelling and screaming, took the team out to dinner.

-In Chicago, the Celtics blasted the Bulls 107-86. Rajon Rondo led Boston with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals. Talk about filling out the box score. Chicago shot just 38% in the game from the floor.


-Comedian Jay Leno has canceled tapings of the Tonight Show for the first time in his 17 years on the job. Leno checked himself into a California hospital for an undisclosed illness. According to reports Leno is doing well, and should be out of the hospital soon.

-British singing sensation Susan Boyle apparently has gotten a makeover. After appearing on Britain's Got Talent and becoming an internet sensation nearly overnight, Boyle has decided to clean it up. Good for her. Hopefully the peeps in England will still give her the respect she deserves for her talents.


-The US Treasury announced today that it has given General Motors $2 billion more in bailout money. The Treasury said that this will give the company some working capital. Uh... you think?

-Hmmm... what to use for the middle name of your child? How about Bear? Apparently a Colorado woman is going to use Bear as the middle name for her unborn boy or girl after she was chased by a furry fella in the hills outside of Colorado Springs. Oh don't worry, the story gets better. While she was running away from the bear she was hit by a slow moving car. Although she was taken to the hospital for evaluation it appears that both she and the baby are doing fine.

The Links

-Kami C. (yes that would be my wife) sent along a couple of links for us today. First the story about former Angels (and Orem Owlz FYI) pitcher Darren O'Day pitching for the Rangers as someone else. Truly an equipment managers nightmare by the way.

-Second she sends along a Fox News story about a 12 year old New Jersey girl who threw a perfect game. The young lady is one of only 2 girls to play in this league, and is the first to accomplish the feat.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not So Much...

So every morning I prepare for my post by looking through certain websites (I'm sure you can tell which ones based on the links I provide), this morning while doing my daily browsing looking for stories I couldn't come up with anything. Seriously, there isn't much to post about today. Did the world not do anything yesterday? I mean, I know that I didn't, but what about everyone else?

I did catch up on 24 last night. While I never will post spoilers on here, I must say that if you've never watched the show do yourself a favor and pick up the DVD's and plow through them. I wont' blame you for skipping season 6, but the other seasons are all fantastic.

I need your links! Seriously people, you can read the headlines that I post on here anywhere, but it's the funny videos, interesting stories, and witty blogs that help make this blog run. Feel free to send anything you find interesting in to me. I will post it and give you full credit. Send the links to, it will make me happy when my BlackBerry blinks and tells me that I have new e-mails.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This Is Like a Giant Rum & Coke For Me

Eff You Sasha.

Wednesday's Works


-It's such a great time of year to be an NBA fan. The Playoffs continued last night with 3 games. The Cavs tried to blow a 29 point 4th quarter lead, but LeBron James wasn't about to let that happen. The King had 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead Cleveland to a 94-82 victory over Detroit.

-One of the most underrated players in the Association helped lead the Blazers to a 107-103 win over the Rockets. Brandon Roy dropped in 42 points and 7 rebounds for Portland. Roy may be underrated, but his teammate Greg Oden continues to be one of the most overrated players in the land. Oden played 11 minutes last night and had 4 points and 4 rebounds, 3 of which were offensive. Not a bad line, one that you'd probably be happy about as a fan, but it's quite easy to get 4 boards when you record 6 fouls in 11 minutes jumping all over everyone! Ugh, I will have another rant on him one day soon.

-This never happened. It's a good thing I spent 4 hours in a sports bar watching what didn't happen last night. That may need to be my destination for all future Jazz Playoff games.


-The Govenator may make his return to the Terminator series. With the 4th installment of the movie series coming out in May, the California Governor doesn't have the time to film any scenes, but the producers of the movie are working on using him image from the earlier Terminator movies to put into Terminator: Salvation. Good work California.

-American Idol judge, Paula Abdul told Dateline that she has never been drunk in her life. Eh.... so you're telling me that you are just that stupid naturally? I'd rather think you were drunk on the air as opposed to just being a moron. I'm just saying.


-The CFO of struggling financial company, Freddie Mac, was found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Virginia. David Kellerman was 41 years old, married with a young daughter. Truly just another sad story of our economic problems. Police are investigating Kellerman's death.

-President Barack Obama is in Iowa today to discuss his alternative energy plan on Earth Day. Obama is expected to tour a wind energy plant and also take a look at trying to create more jobs based on the plant which was closed down in 2007.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits

The Links

That's right. We're mixing it up today, The Links are going to be first followed by today's headlines. That's what happens when multiple links are sent in!

-Jason A. (via Jessica B.) sent in a fantastic YouTube video. Introducing BeenerKeeKee1995 performing Souljia Boy's Yaah. Seriously, this was why YouTube was invented, for videos like this.

-In honor of the Jazz playing Game 2 of their Playoff series with the disgusting Lakers, Mike C. gave us this video which is a nice tribute to one of the leagues all-time biggest gangsters, Jeff Hornacek. Oh wait, you mean the white guy from Iowa State is not a gangster? Well nice song choice anyways. Mike, please also do not ever send me an e-mail with the subject "Are You Horny?" Thank you, please come again.

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-Another fine night in the NBA Playoffs last night. Tony Parker helped the Spurs even their series with the Dallas Mavericks. Parker dropped in 38 points in the victory.

-Ray Allen dropped in a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to help Boston even their series with the Bulls. Allen had 30 points to out duel Chicago's Ben Gordon who dropped in 42.

-Interesting story out of our nation's capital. The Washington Nationals have fined and benched outfielder Elijah Dukes for being late to Saturday's game against the Marlins. Dukes was late to the game because he was speaking to a group of local little league players, and signing autographs for them. Dukes was paid $500 for his appearance which the team did not sponsor. The local little league group has offered to pay the fine for the young outfielder.


-Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, is giving another free show to those affected by layoffs. The comedy stimulus show will take place in Wilmington, Ohio. Thousands of people in the small town were victims of lay offs at shipping company, DHL. Leno has previously given free shows in Detroit for those that were layed off by auto companies.

-A Utah woman is trying to halt the production of the 2nd movie in the Twilight series, New Moon. No, my wife did not attack Edward on the set of the movie, Heidi Stanton has apparently filed a lawsuit against author Stephanie Meyer, saying that she came up with the idea for the vampire series while they were both students at BYU.


-Last week I mentioned that I hadn't ever really heard of a Pirate taking over a ship at seas until recently, and I blamed Johnny Depp for that. Well there is a reason why I've never heard of the problem, one of the Somali Pirates arrived in New York City yesterday for what could be the piracy trial in nearly a century. I wonder if Metallica and Napster are just happy that piracy is being used for something other than their lame battle in court a few years back?

-A Boston medical student is due in court today in connection with the slaying of a woman at a luxury Boston hotel. Phillip Markoff is accused of murdering a woman, and kidnapping and robbing another. Markoff would set up the meetings with these woman through Craigslist.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend Update... This Time w/ Tina Fey, and Jimmy Fallon!


-Tons of great NBA moments this weekend. Instead of linking to each individual game I am just going to provide the link to's Playoff Section. Quick highlights from the weekend, Derrick Rose leads the Bulls past the Celtics. The Sixers stun the Magic in Orlando with a last second shot. Miami gets blown out by Atlanta. Chauncey Billups makes everything to lead Denver to a victory, and I refuse to mention anything that may or may not have happened Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.

-Mark Martin turned left better than everyone else yesterday in Phoenix. Apparently this is a big deal because he is old. Senior Citizens everywhere can now rejoice.


-The Screen Actor's Guild is ready to recommend a new contract to its members. The tentative deal still needs to be voted on by the members of the Guild, but if it is approved it will end the threat of Hollywood's actors going on strike later this year.

-Zac Efron is the king of the box office this weekend. His new movie 17 Again, captured the crown at the box office. The movie brought in $24.1 million according to studio estimates. State of Play came in 2nd place with $14.1 million.

-For what it's worth I watched State of Play yesterday and thought it was fantastic. Maybe one too many plot twists at the end, but definitely worth the money.


-Today marks the 10th anniversary of the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado. I can still remember leaving my Jr. High School and having my friends little sister telling me all about what happened. My thoughts are with the families of all those effected by the shootings a decade ago.

-Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, was crowned Miss USA last night. Sadly I can say that I knew this from watching the show with my wife last night. I will now hand in my man card.

As usual there was some controversy from the pageant as Miss California honestly answered a questions about gay marriage. There is some question as to whether or not she cost herself a chance at the crown with her answer. Ohhhhh the drama!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Inspirational Video For The Jazz

This needs to be shown in the visitor's locker room at the Staples Center tomorrow afternoon.

Let's shock the world! Jazz in 6!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Moron of the Week

Tough call this week. We had an actor beat up a photographer because he thought he was a zombie, another actor tell a 16 year old to make a sex tape and do drugs, and someone actually gave Isiah Thomas a job in basketball.

But we couldn't look past the first entry. This week's Moron is, Woody Harrelson!

Harrelson allegedly beat up a photographer while walking through a New York airport because he mistook the PERSON as a ZOMBIE. No joke.

He said he had just wrapped on his new zombie movie, and was still in character.

So... many... jokes... head going to explode!

Congrats Woody, you are the Moron of the Week!


A reminder to check back this afternoon for the announcement of The Moron of the Week! Lots of great nominees this week.


-Boston Celtics General Manager, Danny Ainge, suffered a minor heart attack on Thursday. The former BYU basketball player, and Toronto Blue Jays baseball player is said to be resting comfortably at Massachusetts General Hospital. Best wishes to Danny for a quick recovery.

-The Yankees opened their new stadium yesterday, but they did not get the result they were looking for. The Bronx Bombers fell 10-2 to the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Posada was the first Yankee to go deep in the new ballpark, but it was a grand slam by Grady Sizemore that proved to be the difference in the ballgame.


-Ashton Kutcher has won his battle against CNN. No this isn't a lawsuit we are talking about here, Kutcher was the first to reach 1 million followers on Twitter. He proposed a challenge to his fans to make him reach the milestone before CNN's Breaking News feed hit the seven figure mark. I will now stab myself in the eye for providing this story to you.

-Susan Boyle, the Scottish woman who displayed her talents on the television show, Britan's Got Talent, says she is 'gobsmacked' by her overnight stardom. After appearing on numerous morning talk shows yesterday, the 47 year old woman says she would love to sing for the queen, but is really just enjoying the moment. Good luck to you Susan.


-Since when is posting a $966 million loss a good thing? Welcome to today's economy! Citigroup posted their smallest quarterly loss since 2007. The loss resulted in about 18 cents per share, which is nearly half of the original 34 cents per share that was projected. I guess in today's economic climate we will take what we can get, right?

-President Barack Obama is heading to the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad today just a day after the President lifted limits on visits by Americans to Cuba. Even though Cuba is not invited to the summit, it seems like the focus of Obama will be on Cuba.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday's This 'N That


-Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, John Madden, has announced his retirement from the broadcast booth. Madden led the Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI, has been a staple on NFL broadcasts since 1979. He has won 16 Emmy awards for his work. Of course he is known by more people around the world for lending his name to the best selling video game of all time, Madden NFL Football.

-It appears that Kevin Garnett may not be ready for the playoffs. Garnett injured his knee in February against the Jazz and has returned to play in 4 games since, but according to his coach, Doc Rivers, Garnett is not going to be ready to start the playoffs, and could miss the entire post season. This would be a huge blow to the defending champs, a potential Game 7 in Cleveland without KG is not a pretty sight for the men in green.

-The 2009 NBA Playoffs are set. A full first round schedule is available right here.


-Former American Idol, Fantasia Barrino, has landed a reality show on VH1. Seriously, is there anyone that VH1 will not offer a reality show to? I mean honestly, anybody who has appeared on another reality show is bound to get an offer for their own show on the network. I can't wait to see what they have coming out next.

-Actor Jamie Foxx has apologized to Miley Cyrus for a segment of his radio show when he talked about how the 16-year old star needed to "make a sex tape, and grow up". Oh geez, the nominees for Moron of the Week are through the roof this week.


-JP Morgan Chase announced today that it has posted a $2.14 billion profit in the first quarter of 2009. While the profit was 10% lower than last year's, it was still higher than originally expected. This is great news for the economy, especially coming only days after Wells Fargo announced a $3 billion profit in the first quarter. Hopefully these are small signs that the recession is on the way out.

-The crew of the Maersk Alabama has returned to US soil just a few days after their ship was taken over by Somali pirates. The crew returned to the states around 11 p.m. Mountain Time last night. The ships captain, Richard Phillips, did not accompany the rest of the crew back to the USA as he arrived in Kenya yesterday aboard the very ship that helped rescue him from the pirates.

The Links

-HUGE shout out to Jessica B. for sending in the following links:

-It appears that former Illinois Gov., Rod Blagojevich, will be starring in a reality TV show.

-Oh. My. Goodness. Have you seen Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony profile? This is an instant classic. Kudos to the crazy red head for having a sense of humor.

If you run across an article, video, or anything you find interesting on the internet and want to share it with our readers, send the link to

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Recession Ender

Just call me the recession ender. No entry today. I guess that means we all have to work. Booooooo! Happy tax day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits


-Just when I thought that Woody Harrelson is a shoe-in to win Moron of the Week, we have this story come out of Florida International. Yes that's right, Isaiah Thomas reportedly has been hired to be FIU's men's basketball coach. The Golden Panthers have just been demoted to silver.

-The Major League Baseball family continues to mourn. Less than a week after the tragic death of Angels pitcher, Nick Adenhart, Philadelphia Phillies long time broadcaster Harry Kalas has passed away at the age of 73. Kalas was found passed out in his booth at Nationals park a few hours before the Phillies took on the Washington Nationals.

-Also yesterday former American League Rookie of the Year, Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych, was found dead at his farm. Fidrych was only 54 years old.

Condolences go out to all those effected by the tragic events of yesterday.


-Renowned music producer, Phil Spector, has been found guilty in the murder trial of Lana Clarkson. The actress was found dead in Spector's mansion in February of 2003. Spector faces 18 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced May 29th.

-Mel Gibson and his wife of 28 years have filed for divorce. There is no indication that the couple had a prenuptial agreement, because of this Robyn Gibson, would be entitled to half of the nearly $1 billion that her husband has earned since they've been married in 1980. Yikes, that is one hefty check to write.


-Undeterred by the killing of 3 of their own, pirates have hijacked 4 more ships in the Gulf of Aden. Is it just me, or did these pirate attacks not get as much publicity as they have this year? I am going to place blame on Johnny Depp for beautifying pirates in his Disney trilogy. Yeah! That's it.

-Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke says that he sees tentative signs that the recession is easing. Before we get too excited, Bernanke does mention that a stabilization of the nation's financial markets and credit problems will be the key to ending the recession. As anyone with any money invested will tell you, that could take a while.

The Links

Disappointed because we have no links today? Well then start sending them in to Anything that you find entertaining online that can help people get through their 8 hour work day will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend Update


-On the 2nd playoff hole, Angel Cabrera captured his first green jacket Sunday at The Masters. Cabrera defeated Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry in the playoff to win his 2nd career major. Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson put on a show for the first 16 holes before collapsing on 17 and 18. The world's #1 and #2 golfers came from out of nowhere to finish 5th and tied for 6th respectively.

-In what has become and underrated rivalry, the Angels won a wild game Sunday to take 2 out of 3 from the Red Sox. After Josh Beckett uncorked a pitch over Bobby Abreu's head, two different bench clearing brawls ensued. For the Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, outfielder Torii Hunter, pitcher Justin Speier, and manager Mike Scioscia were all ejected. Hopefully the Angels can translate some of their regular season success to the playoffs should these two teams meet again.


-Woody Harrelson attacked a TMZ photographer last week, claiming that he mistook the man for a zombie. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! HAHAHA! Oh, boy, I smell a moron of the week nominee. His publicist issued a statement that Woody was still in character from shooting a zombie movie. Maybe Woody should have realized that there was no catering department at the airport. What a great story!

-After making a surprise visits in 2 different movie theaters, including one in my home state, Miley Cyrus captured the box office crown for the weekend by bringing in $34 million.

-For what it's worth, I saw Adventureland over the weekend. I give it two very enthusiastic thumbs down.


-Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been rescued by U.S. Navy SEAL snipers. In a daring rescue effort, snipers were able to fatally shoot 3 pirates that were holding Captain Phillips, and rescue him after he gave himself up as a hostage in order to free his crew. I'm thinking that next time, the pirates probably won't be as cordial to whomever it is that they capture.

-According to the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, the United States should be out of Iraq by late 2011. General Ray Odierno told CNN's John King, that on a scale of 1 to 10 that it is a 10 that the US will be out of the country by 2011.

The Links

-To steal a line from Bill Simmons, as always these are actual links sent in by actual readers:

-Mike C. sent in this YouTube video. Apparently the 801 is hip. Who knew?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Moron of the Week

It was no contest this week. Meet Andrew Thomas Gallo of Riverside, CA. Gallo was driving a minivan Wednesday night with a suspended license when he sped through a red light and slammed into a silver Mitsubishi and killed 3 of the 4 people in the vehicle. Gallo was driving on a suspended license from a previous drunken driving arrest, his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit in California at the time of the accident. After hitting the vehicle Gallo fled the scene on foot, only to be captured 30 minutes later.

While there are 2 other people who were killed in the accident, obviously the death of Nick Adenhart has hit home.

Andrew, you took away someones child, someones sibling, niece, nephew, and grandchild. You took away a lot of peoples friend, including one of mine. Like most people in the world, I just want to know why?



-Obviously yesterday was a tragic day in the world of sports. Angels rookie pitcher, Nick Adenhart, was killed by a drunk driver in Fullerton, CA after making his first start of the year just hours before. There are so many links to post for stories about Nick, but the one story that we all need to read is right here. Bill Shaikin from the LA Times, wrote a fantastic piece about Adenhart's father Jim. Truly a must read. RIP Nick, as a buddy of mine said last night, heaven's pitching staff just got a whole lot better.

-The greatest 4 days in golf are underway. The 2009 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia teed off yesterday. You can follow the live scores by clicking here. I love sitting on the couch on Sunday and watching the final round of the Masters.


-Actress Farrah Fawcett has been released from the hospital following treatment for internal bleeding. The bleeding is not related to her cancer which she was diagnosed with in 2006. She seems to be in good spirits according to reports, and is happy to be home.

-Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are expecting their first child. The couple who have been married for 6 years are reportedly very excited for Gellar's fall due date. Congratulations to the couple.


-According to a CNN report, the captain of the ship that was hijacked by pirates off of the Horn of Africa, tried to escape, but was recaptured in the water. Apparently he was unharmed in the escape attempt, but no word on his condition now that he is back on the ship.

-After sending quite a scare through e-mail users Hotmail has fixed their e-mail problems and the e-mail provider is back up and running. Apparently when you logged into your account it the website told you that your address no longer existed, and required you sign up for a new address. Nothing like sending panic through internet users all around the world.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

No Post Today

After just hearing confirmation that Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart has been killed in a car crash last night in Fullerton, CA, I am not going to be making a post today. Such a sad day for so many people.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One Shining Moment

Even though watching UNC cut down the nets makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a pen, I thought I'd post the One Shining Moment video from this year's NCAA Tournament. If nothing else, you will at least have Luther Vandross stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Enjoy!

Wednesday's Works


-I never really thought I'd be starting a post talking about Women's College Basketball, but here we are. The University of Connecticut's women's team completed an undefeated season last night with a 22 point thrashing of Louisville. The Huskies improved their record to 39-0 for the year, and won every game by double digits. What a dominating year. Congrats to UConn.

-Sticking with college hoops, Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin has declared himself eligible for the upcoming NBA draft. The reigning college basketball player of the year is projected to be the number 1 overall pick in this June's draft. Talk about a no-brainer.


-Kumar is going to the White House! Actor Kal Penn has been named to the Office of Public Liaison for President Obama's administration. The actor played Kumar Patell in the Harold and Kumar movies, as well as a doctor on the Fox TV show, House, will not be retiring from acting, but will take a break as he works in Washington for the immediate future. Much to my dismay this all but eliminates any hope we had for Harold and Kumar 3. At least we found out that smoking with George W. could lead to a future in our nation's capital.

-Guess who's back? Back again, Shady's back... Rapper Eminem is back with a new video. The video for the first single off his new album "Relapse" has the rapper firing away at celebrities all across the board. Reminicessent of older videos from Eminem, this one takes some low blows at some high ranking celebs. Enjoy.


-In a field that was once considered to be "recession proof", it seems that tech jobs are forecast to decline by 1.2% this year. With the economy taking its toll, many companies are being forced to reduce the number of jobs they have in their tech departments. According to the report that I have linked above however, tech jobs could bounce back in 2010.

-Life Insurers may be next in line to receive bailout funds. There is a lot of information in this article, that goes way over my head, so I'll just let you click on the link above and let's just go from there.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits


-As much as I hate North Carolina, it is nice to see a group of guys come back for their senior year and win a National Championship. The hated Tar Heels knocked off Michigan State 89-72 last night in Detroit to capture their 2nd crown in 5 years.
Not surprisingly Tyler Hansbrough was NOT named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, that honor went to Wayne Ellington. I hope Tar Heels fans are ready for "Psycho T" to play 10 minutes a year in the Association next year.

-Quite possibly the greatest Hall of Fame class of all time was announced at the Final Four yesterday. The list included Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer. I don't know if we will ever see a class in any sport that rivals this one. The greatest player of all time, one of the greatest big men in league history, the greatest point guard of all time (sorry Magic fans, just look at the numbers), and two of the greatest coaches in their respective games ever. Congrats to all.


-Singer Chris Brown pleaded not guilty on felony assault charges yesterday in an LA court. The charges stem from an argument that turned violent between Brown and his girlfriend, Rihanna. You stay classy Chris Brown.

-Speaking of staying classy, DJ Samantha Ronson's family is seeking a restraining order against her ex-girlfriend Lindsay Lohan. The couple reportedly has split up after numerous fights, and public spats. I'm surprised I was able to sleep last night after worrying so much about them.


-According to reports, General Motors is in earnest preparation for possibly bankruptcy. The company has talked about preferring to restructure out of court, but they would go to court if needed. Rough times for sure in Detroit.

-In a little bright news out of the auto industry, Ford Motor Company has reduced their debt by 38%, or $9.9 billion. The news was well received by share holders who sent Ford's stock up 13%.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Afro Ninja

Hahahaha. This is nothing but a good time here!

Monday Morning... Ugh!

No links to post today. First day back at home after 2+ weeks in Arizona doesn't leave me much time for a post. So what I have decided to do is post a comment that was left by Chris Bernal from Friday's post about the Broncos trading of Jay Cutler.


As a lifelong Broncos fan, it's seriously a give/take sort of thing. Denver doesn't tolerate well players who think they're bigger than the team (I know some might argue Melo is like that, but it's more of inflammatory quotes & just a lack of malaise toward the community/media & Melo keeps to himself pretty well that way). So Cutler can say all he wants to that he wanted to stay in Denver, but if that's the case, he should fire his agent and/or anyone on his PR staff.

As for McDaniels & Bowlen, I think they (privately) would acknowledge a few missteps on the issue. If you're going to trade a Pro-Bowl QB, you sure as heck better get who you're going after. If not, you've gotta know it's going to blow up in your face. And once it DID blow up, McDaniels should know he's not Belichik yet, so a little humble pie would go a long way.

However, having vented all of that, having five picks in the first three rounds sure will fill a lot of holes. Sure, Orton isn't the answer in Denver, but he'll fit nicely into the system for a year. And that extra #1 might be nice next year too with the Bears receiving corps of a bunch of minor leaguers.

Here's my biggest qualm with the whole matter: All along, I thought it would've made more sense to hire a defensive-minded coach (Rex Ryan or Steve Spagnuolo anyone?), then just not mess too much with the offensive staff of the Bates' & Cutler. McDaniels comes from good pedigree, but so did Romeo and Charlie Weis.

What does it all mean? McDaniels better win, and he better win NOW. If not, don't expect another run like Shanahan's.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Moron of the Week

A big congratulations to the German woman who has divorced her husband for cleaning too much around the house. She is our Moron of the Week! I'm thinking that the next time my wife asks me for help I'll have to turn her down to save our marriage. I'm only trying to help.



-That was quick. The Denver Broncos found a taker for disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler in the Windy City. Cutler was shipped to the Bears for a plethora of draft picks, and QB Kyle Orton. The Broncos will receive Chicago's first round pick this year, and next, as well as a 3rd rounder this year. Did Chicago give up too much? Did Denver steal some draft picks? Leave some comments below, and let's discuss.

-Penn State is your 2009 NIT Champions. The Nittany Lions defeated Baylor 69-63 at MSG to capture the crown. If you had Baylor winning in the tournament in your office pool then congrats! Unfortuantely I had Davidson and Creighton in the finals... Guess my NCAA tournament and my NIT brackets both were terrible. Yikes.

-Tim Floyd has apparently gone crazy. He has turned down Arizona to stay the head coach at USC. Floyd stated that he wanted to stay at an elite program, but apparently he forgot that even when the Wildcats are terrible (i.e. this year) they still get preferential treatment and make the big dance. Moron of the Week potential? Not quite, but stay tuned for that announcement later this afternoon.


-Nothing like a 5th season of listening to a bitchy mother yell at her husband all day long. TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8 will be returning for it's 5th season. Despite rumors that Jon has left Kate and their 8 kids, TLC has decided to pick up the show for another year. I couldn't be happier.

-122 Emmy nominations later, ER has aired it's final episode. The medical drama of all medical dramas came to a close after 15 years on NBC. I wish I could tell you anything about the finale, and the show in general, but I've never watched it. I bet somebody died, and somebody got saved though. Mmmm... I wonder what will happen next week on Grey's Anatomy?

-The Sex and the City sequel will hit the big screen in May of 2010. It appears that all of the stars of the hit HBO TV show are signed on for the project, and the only remaining holdout from the first movie is Jennifer Hudson. She says she would love to do the sequel, but an offer has not yet been made.


-Since the beginning of 2009 over 2 million jobs have been lost. Ouch! In the month of March alone there were over 663,000 people who lost their jobs. The unemployment rate in America is now at 8.5%, which is the highest since November of 1983. Scary stuff.

-It appears that Google may be in talks to buy Twitter. Like I mentioned the other day, I have never used Twitter, and despite some pressure to try it, I don't plan on it anytime soon. But when a company like Google is interested in purchasing the software you have to figure that it is going to be an online staple for years to come.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sick Day

I figure if Roady (see above) can call in sick for a day so can I. Sorry, no links today. Be sure to send in your links for tomorrow's post to

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday's Works


-Anyone need a QB? Apparently Jay Cutler is available. After a rough off-season between the Broncos and Cutler, the team has finally decided to officially put the disgruntled quarterback on the trading block. According to his agent, Cutler has no desire to be the starting quarterback for the Broncos anymore.

-Just how good is LeBron James? I still don't think that we know. This guy is going to take over the Association like no one ever has before. Not even Michael Jordan. James led the Cavs to their 13th straight victory with a 79-73 win over Detroit on Tuesday night. James scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Cleveland, who has the best record in the East all but wrapped up for home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Good luck to all the other teams in the league, Lakers included, in beating LeBron in a Game 7 at the Q.

-Like I mentioned yesterday, John Calipari is headed to Kentucky. Coach Cal has accepted an 8-year $31.65 million deal. Calipari will try to lead the Wildcats back to the NCAA tournament which they missed for the first time since 1991.


-Ahhhhh yes. It's still nice to have a BlackBerry. Quickplay is set to offer BlackBerry users the ability to watch full length TV shows on their BlackBerry device. There will be a $7.99 subscription fee per month, and the device will need to be connected via a WiFi connection to download, but this should be something that is very highly downloaded when it is made available, which may be as early as today.

-NKOTB. New Kids on the Block. They're back! The original boy band is set to embark on another tour starting in May. The band reunited last year for a brief tour, and have announced that they will be back on the road for a 34 stop tour in the summer of 2009. Tickets go on sale as early as Monday morning.


-Pending home sales have risen during the month of February. The National Association of Realtors reports that pending sales of homes rose 2.1% in the 2nd month of the year. The number was at a record low coming into the month, so I guess it had nowhere to go but up. Any news is good news right now about the economy though.

-President Obama has stated that world leaders need to agree on some tough new rules to help stimulate the world's economy. Speaking at the G-20 summit the US President stated that they "cannot afford half-measures" as they are trying to address the global financial crisis. The President says he is absolutely confident that the meetings will help lead to the up turn of the economy.

The Links

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