Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fantasy land

I have never really had any interest in Fantasy football - reason being that I find the whole concept of having to root for any other team or players besides the Broncos to be quite distasteful. Then came last Tuesday night - I watched the ESPN fantasy draft, and had to sit through "expert" after "expert" take seemingly every player in the league that doesn't play in Denver. I grew more irritated by the minute - these people were acting as though my team was 3-13 last year, not 13-3. So, in order to exact my revenge, I wormed my way into a fantasy league at work. The draft was held today, and I got just about everyone that I wanted (somebody beat me to Javon Walker - if his computer at work breaks I guess he's just poo-outta-luck). Naturally, the other, more experienced players mocked me and my homer tendencies - indeed, I could have easily drafted better fantasy players. But my entire purpose here was to show that the Bronco players are every bit as capable of delivering for fantasy owners as anyone else. I shall be vindicated!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Mountain Don't

So, ever since I went on a diet just about 2 and a half years ago and lost 20 lbs., I've tried to eat somewhat healthy. Well, more healthy than what I was eating previously anyway. My usual pattern has been to eat kinda crappy at lunch, then eat a Slim Fast and/or a bowl of cereal for dinner. It has helped me keep the weight off, but recently I've noticed that I've been creeping towards 165 lbs. I had somehow hoped that my normal workout/tennis routine was adding massive amounts of muscle, but more likely it's due to the fact that I've been drinking Mt. Dew like a man possessed lately. So much so, that it's now to the point that I get irritated when I eat somewhere that only offers Mellow Yellow - essentially, the same thing (but not quite). In an effort to stem the tide of my oncoming obesity, I tried a Diet Mt. Dew tonight. It actually wasn't that bad - it had that same nasty aftertaste that all diet soda's have, but I diluted with with a crap load of ice so it was manageable. I don't generally see it offered at many restaurants, so I'll stick to water there. However, I should prolly start drinking it instead of the real thing at work. Shoot....still gotta get that mini-fridge in the pod at work....

Saturday, August 19, 2006

If it's popular, chances are I'll hate it

So I just got done watching "The Big Lebowski" for the first time. I have been told by numerous people over the years that this movie was pure genius, and that I would love it. In exchange for a true comic masterpiece, Airplane! 2, Brian lent us the DVD.

Can someone please tell me what the fuss was all about? I hated this movie. It sucked. It was worse than Batman and Robin (now that's saying something). It had no point. No point whatsoever. I didn't laugh. Not once. In fact, I cried at the thought that I was never getting those two hours back in my life. I went online to try to determine what was so special about this movie - I came across quotes like this:

"One of the best comedies of the nineties, and the best film thus far from the Coen Brothers."

"The comedy here is sometimes so sharp that you could roll in the aisle with laughter and not seem any odder than the characters you see onscreen."

"After seeing and enjoying Lebowksi at least four times over the years, I can plainly see why the movie freaks have embraced this off-kilter comedy so enthusiastically."

Apparently, I'm not cool enough to "get" the humor in the film, nor am I a movie freak.Or, it could just be that I tend to be at the forefront of the backlash against anything that is cool or popular. I am a little late in the case of this movie, but better late than never. In the meantime, if you haven't seen this movie yet, do yourself a favor and watch this instead. It will save 1 hour and 35 minutes of your life....

UPDATE - Since this original post I have been told that I was supposed to watch this movie while stoned. That explains everything.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Memo to Bronconation: calm the hell down

Ok, not that you loyal readers care much about my beloved Denver Broncos, but I've just got to get this off my chest. Jay Cutler had a really nice game in his pre-season debut Friday night. In fact, in going 16 of 22 for 192 yards and a touchdown, he had the best debut of any rookie quarterback. Ever. The previous record holder was Carson Palmer, who threw for 140 yards in his debut a few years ago. This has the entire city of Denver in a tizzy. Mark Kizla of the Denver Post wrote "John Elway got Mike Shannhan his Super Bowl rings; Jay Cutler will get him to the Hall of Fame". Local sports talk radio are already calling for an open competition for the starting QB job this year. This afternoon on ESPN I heard some talking head say that unless (and possibly even if!!!) the Broncos win the super bowl this year, expect to see Jay Cutler as the starter opening day 2007.

WTF? Has Bronconation forgotten about that lights-out preseason that Brian Greise had in 1999? Oh yeah, he played great - won the starting job. Of course....the Broncos went 6-10 that year and Terrell Davis blew out his knee making a tackle on a Greise interception. Yes, Cutler played great. Yes, number 6 could very well be the second coming of number 7. But can we please all remember that our team came within 4 quarters of the Super Bowl last year, and our quarterback had a pro-bowl year? Can we please all remember that the pre-season and regular season are compleately different? Please? I know we all want another Super Bowl ring so badly it hurts, but if we're going to get it this year or next, it will be Jake Plummer taking us there.

END OF RANT

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Umm....

You Are Wonder Woman

A true goddess, you have the strength and skills to rule the world.
You're one sexy amazon... all of the superhero guys are fighting over you!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

None of them are a match for the Wind Bug....

I have often decried the current reality TV craze - these shows that serve no purpose other than to make people zone out for an hour at a time and allow for a certain President of the United States to start wars and run the Bill of Rights through a paper shredder with little or no opposition. I have avoided them for the most part, although every once in a while Allison wears me down about how I never let her watch what she wants to watch - so I relent and hand over the remote, only to be immediately subjected to freakin' "Instant Beauty Pageant" or some other such nonsense. However, in a shining example of the 98th Rule of Acquisition, every man truly does have his price. I discovered "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" quite by accident, but after only two shows am now hooked. While Lemuria is my favorite so far, I think Major Victory is going to win it all. After all, his super powers are: levitation, super-strength, jumps 375 feet straight up, can go 25 minutes without air, and can manipulate sound waves to throw his voice. His only weekness? Lactose intolerant. Don't count out Fat Mama though....she's fighting for "the children".