Okay, so she looks like the best thing I've seen that has anything to do with the Olympics...She is Portugal's Javelin Thrower, (is that the technical term?) Leryn Franco!
I like the Winter Olympics, but the Summer games do nothing for me...First off, they have shit like Ping-Pong...REALLY!?! If you can drink beers and play it in your garage, basement, or "rec room" for those in a higher tax bracket than me, it isn't a sport! Then you have shit like Soccer, and Tennis...Tennis has their "Grand Slam" events every year, that the world's best players take part in...So why is it part of the Olympics? Soccer has the "World Cup" which I have never watched, but I know that's their big fucking deal...So why is it in the Olympics? Shit, Cycling has the Tour de France, so why do we need it in the Olympics?
Hell even Basketball...99% of the worlds best players, play in the NBA...Shockingly, of that 99%, 70% of them make up the world's biggest assholes! So I wonder why do they need Basketball in the Olympics?
Once pro Basketball and Hockey players were allowed in the Olympics, both those events lost the excitement they once had...
Then there is synchronized swimming and diving...I'm sure it's tough as hell, but it's just not enjoyable to watch...And other than those two rich kids that keep trying to sue Mark Zuckerberg, who the hell wants to watch Crew? You want your swimming, fine...I'm not watching, but go for it...Hey Phelps, how's that Subway and Weed diet working out for ya? Track and field...Hell yeah...Too bad they hardly show any of that...Beach Volleyball...Well, they made the ladies cover up more, so that blows...But then they also have men's Beach Volleyball...That's just taking us back to that horribly gay scene from Top Gun...
Luckily Friday night I had plans, so there was no way I was going to get stuck watching the God awful Opening ceremonies...And it doesn't matter where the games are, the opening and closing are always a stupid, and colossal waste of money...Okay, it was on the TV at the joint we had dinner at with friends...But conversation kept me from being totally annoyed...Then we headed to the House of Blues for some Rock & Roll with Our Lady Peace...
Here is the 4th song of the set...
They ripped through the first 9 songs, not letting anyone catch their breath...Then they did an acoustic version of Little Beeze's favorite song, "Thief"...And then pounded out 4 more songs, including a new song "Rabbits" that I kept bugging them to play via Twitter for the last two weeks...They left the stage, for a moment, came back and did a 3 song encore, which started like this...
They left the stage again, leaving people shocked that they hadn't done fan favorite "4AM"...But they quickly returned to do it, with the crowd taking care of the vocals for the first verse and chorus...It was a great show, and our friends who were OLP virgins, had a blast too...Oh, and sorry for the shakiness in the videos...I was enjoying myself and plenty of beers too!
After that, the weekend was just chilling, and hanging with the kids, and avoiding the Olympics...My littlest one has been working on her phone skills...How do you think she's doing?
Tim Tebow has owned a great deal of attention from the media, football fans, and religious zealots long before the Denver Broncos drafted him last year. A former Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow became a legend at the University of Florida by leading the Gators to a pair of national championships.
While setting several Southeastern Conference records, Tebow also became the first collegiate player to ever score at least 20 touchdowns in both throwing and rushing in a single season. He was a consensus All-America choice once and has been called one of the NCAA's best players in the 2000s decade.
Undeserved or not, the hype of his collegiate achievements have followed him to the NFL. huge part of this reason has nothing to do with the gridiron. It has to do with his personal life, which some follow at every turn.
Tebow's mother was told to abort her son during her pregnancy, as doctors expected a stillborn delivery due to an infection. His mother, a devout follower of the Christianity religion, refused and both mother and son beat the odds. After spending his life being home, he became the Florida Player of the Year twice in high school after being allowed to join a team at a school he did not attend.
The religious beliefs of his family has drawn a legion of fans, several who are unconcerned about his gridiron exploits and more concerned about his following of the same gospel they believe in. This was seen when he joined the NFL in 2010.
There have been many more Heisman winners to have played poorly in the professional ranks than there have been players who have been excellent. Since the award started in 1935, just seven players eventually were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
This fact has followed Tebow, as has the fact many think of him to be more of a fullback than quarterback. While he has an immense desire to win, the mechanics he possesses is quirky and not considered good enough to succeed in the NFL by many.
While he hasn't completed even 50 percent of the passes he has tossed in his career, Tebow is 2-2 in his career starts. Whatever circumstanced led to those victories, most pundits agree is has been accomplished with a Broncos franchise that has more questions than talent on their squads the past few years.
When Denver came back to defeat a horrid Miami Dolphins team last week, the Tebow hype has been full blown. Even as the game was being played, the NFL's own website didn't even keep track of the match up like they typically do with all contests. Unless you were a Broncos and Dolphins fan actually watching the game, or you bought an NFL package that allowed you to view, the game remained largely shrouded in mystery.
With Brett Favre now retired, the media has been craving a replacement to dote over constantly. Tebow has come along to take this mantle, whether it is viewed as a good thing or not. Unless an injury ends his career, expect the camera to follow every move he makes for at least a decade.
Not every fan wants to follow this hype train, as many have never boarded it or had gotten off long ago. Those fans can concentrate on much more interesting and important stories that are going on during the 2011 season. Stories that could carry on to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
The Green Bay Packers are looking like a team that could be the first to repeat as Super Bowl champions for just the eighth time since the game was first played in 1967. They won last year despite having a plethora of key players injured, and now they are pretty much at full strength and the leagues only undefeated team this year.
Not only is quarterback Aaron Rodgers considered one of the very best at his position today, the Packers are one of the leagues top teams in scoring, passing, rushing defense, and yards allowed per game. Rodgers already has tossed the ball to 13 different players, seven players have caught at least 11 balls and scored a touchdown.
While they are a long way away from having a chance to repeat, the road traveled so far has been impressive. Even with all of this, Green Bay isn't even the only story in their division.
The Detroit Lions, one of the NFL's worst teams for the last decade, shot out of the gates at 5-0. While they have lost their last two games by 14 total points, this young team has shown an exceptional balance that belies their experience. They rank 13Th in scoring and 10Th in points allowed, a stat that could help the franchise reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
The tight end position is seeing a boom in production as well. Since most of the defenses in the NFL play a zone, the success of the tight end splitting the seam has become even more important. This has allowed quite a few become stars this year.
Only eight tight ends are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, though there should be more. Men like Jerry Smith and Fred Arbanus belong, but most feel the first tight end ever selected, John Mackey, is still the best ever at the position.
While youngsters like Jimmy Graham, of the New Orleans Saints, and Fred Davis, of the Washington Redskins, have stood out this year, there are a ton of excellent players at this position at the game today. Many are good blockers, but they have enough speed to get downfield at break a zone scheme with their deep threat abilities.
Men like Vernon Davis, Antonio Gates, Brandon Pettigrew, Jason Witten, Ron Gronkowski, Kellen Winslow Jr., Tony Gonzales, Aaron Hernandez, Owen Daniels, Jermaine Gresham, Jermichael Finley, Dustin Keller, Heath Miller, Greg Olsen, Jeremy Shockey, and Ed Dickson are just a few who are important players on their teams as well. Pettigrew, Gresham, Gronkowski, Hernandez, and Dickson are youngsters learning their positions as they accumulate impressive statistics.
Established veterans like Dallas Clark, Kevin Boss, Mercedes Lewis, and others, have yet to truly break out in 2011 due to injuries and quarterback struggles their teams are having. Wide receiver may get a lot of attention, mainly due to the diva-like behavior of a few head cases at the position, but the tight end in the NFL today has quietly become the consistent star a team needs to win often.
All eyes will be on Carson Palmer for a few weeks, monitoring his progress as he learns the Oakland Raiders playbook after having joined the team barely a week ago. He had sat out all year, refusing to play for the Cincinnati Bengals, who also spent that time refusing to trade him.
After gridiron giant, and Raiders owner, Al Davis died, the team made the type of risky move Davis spent his career making by dealing away possibly two first round draft picks for the quarterback.
Palmer was thrust into action last Sunday, the first time he had ever come off the bench, and completed just eight of 21 passes. Three attempts were picked off, as the Raiders were dismantled 28-0 by the lowly Kansas City Chiefs.
The race for the services of Andrew Luck, a quarterback at Stanford University, has started to thin out some. Luck, who many think the 2011 Heisman is his to lose, is considered to be the best quarterback prospect in a very long time.
Two horrid teams this year, the Saint Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings, are probably not interested in Luck. The Rams used the first pick of the 2010 draft on quarterback Sam Bradford, and the Vikings used their 2011 first round pick on Christian Ponder.
The main two teams in the "Battle for Luck" are the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins would love to draft him, especially now that it seems the injured Chad Henne's days are done in South Florida. Not only has Miami failed to win a game yet this year, it almost appears they are laying down in each contest in order to procure defeat.
Peyton Manning's neck is still not healing, even despite a radical stem cell surgery that had hoped to help. While heading to Canton as a first-year inductee, the Colts did not foresee this when they gave Manning a five-year contract worth $50 million before the 2011 season started.
Manning has led the franchise to two Super Bowls, winning once in a game was named MVP in. He has been to 11 Pro Bowls and has broken many Colts passing records that were once held by Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, considered by most experts the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Yet he will be 36 years old if he even is able to play next year. Luck would benefit sitting and learning from Manning in 2011, and there are similarities between the two. Both have fathers who played quarterback in the NFL, and both are students of the game who are known for being detail oriented.
While Miami would want to see Luck follow in the footsteps of Bob Griese and Dan Marino, the Colts would love to see Luck give them at least the same greatness as Unitas, Manning, Earl Morrall, and Bert Jones once did for the team.
Miami is battling the Colts for misery in 2011, since the Colts have failed to win a game as well so far. This epic battle of futility and Luck could see Indianapolis get an edge in two games, as the Dolphins host the struggling Chiefs. The rest of Miami's schedule appears difficult for them to win much.
The Colts, who have already lost to Kansas City, might have a harder time getting Luck. They have been trying to win and have been competitive in a few contests. Indianapolis will also face mediocre teams like the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars twice, as well as an encounter with the struggling Carolina Panthers in a month.
No matter who is the winner of this battle, the prize of being the worst of 2011 is a banner not to really be proud of nor promote in their quest to get a franchise quarterback of an unknown future. If Luck plays as many expect, maybe a ton of losses will look a little less uglier in a decade from now.
So there really is no reason to follow the evolving Tebow story faithfully, even if you are a fan of the game or a Bible thumping fanatic. With a lousy team that just traded their best receiver, it is doubtful many victories will follow. Especially if he plays like he did most of the game last week.
But he must win because he does not want Denver to be in a position to get Luck. If that happens, these could be your final weeks to get Tebow souvenirs and bask in the bizarre hype unless another franchise wants to take a shot at seeing how far they can go with the kid that has cameras following him everywhere.
Yoooooooooooo! Dis iz 7thStoneFromTheSun once again. My cuzin 3rd covered dis entry so I iz gunna make it short and sweet. Capeesh?
I went 7-6 las weak, so I iz now 62-41 overall. Letz get too it.
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
OK, da Titans have been losing lately. Dat getz solved now.
Titans 24 Colts 20
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans
Da Jags showed me sumfin las weak. I tink dey are more confident now and will defeet a injured Texans.
Jaguars 23 Texans 21
Miami Dolphins @ New York Giants
You iz kidding, rite?
Giants 38 Dolphins 13
Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens
I bet da Ravens iz mad over las weaks crappy showing, so dey is out four blood.
Ravens 27 Cardinals 17
New Orleans Saints @ Saint Louis Rams
Da Rams secundairy can't stop da Saints passing attack.
Saints 35 Rams 20
Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers
Both teems is improving behind dere rookie quarterbacks, but I tink AP makes da difference hear.
Vikings 30 Panthers 27
Denver Broncos @ Detroit Lions
Tim Teblow wont get away wif da crappy way he played las weak, so da Lions will crush dis glorified fullback cuz dey ain't chumps like da Dolphins.
Lions 27 Broncos 13
Washington Redskins @ Buffalo Bills
Sorry 3rd, but Fred Jackson will kill da Skins. Plus Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick iz happy after just signing a huge contract da other day.
Bills 34 Redskins 24
Cincinnati Bengals @ Seattle Seahawks
I just tink da Bengals defense is two much for da Seahawks.
Bengals 23 Seahawks 14
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Game of the Week
OK, da Steelers are aging but proud. Da Pats are aging and proud. Both got rosters wif champions on dem, and coaches wif rings to. Da run game will be da important factor, cuz I expect both quarterbacks two play well.
You almost hafta flip a coin hear, four reel. I'm taking Mike Wallace and da gang over dat suspect Pats secundairy.
Steelers 30 Patriots 28
Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers
OK, da Brownies stink no matter who iz da coach.
49ers 23 Browns 13
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
I am tinkin da Igglez got dis, cuz dey always seem too win after a bye week.
Eagles 34 Cowboys 24
San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
I laugh at ESPN, cuz Monday Night Football has SUCKED this yeer. Wasn't what dey had hoped.
Chargers 27 Chiefs 17
1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New England Patriots
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. New Orleans Saints
6. Atlanta Falcons
7. Buffalo Bills
8. Detroit Lions
9. Baltimore Ravens
10. New York Giants
11. Philadelphia Eagles
12. San Diego Chargers
13. New York Jets
14. Houston Texans
15. Chicago Bears
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Dallas Cowboys
18. Oakland Raiders
19. Cincinnati Bengals
20. Tennessee Titans
21. Carolina Panthers
22. Jacksonville Jaguars
23. Washington Redskins
24. Minnesota Vikings
25. Arizona Cardinals
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Seattle Seahawks
28. Kansas City Chiefs
29. Denver Broncos
30. Saint Louis Rams
31. Miami Dolphins
32. Indianapolis Colts
OK, I met at dis hunny da other day. I iz gonna go show her how too eat a stromboli, capeesh?
Some one needs to do some cleaning around here! Why not her!?!
So I haven't written shit this past week...I have lacked any and all motivation...There has been plenty to write about...Football Free-Agency/Trade Madness...The MLB trading deadline deals...And of course, a topic I spent plenty of time watching...Those ass-hat, fuck-stain, bastards in DC...No, not the Redskins or Nationals, or Capitals...The Republicans, and the Democrats, and the Tea-party fuck-ups...Shit if I start there, I'll lose it...I'll close with those cunts...
MLB Trade Deadline...That's where we'll start...I'm not going to get into all the Bullshit...But I'm gonna get into the Indians...
First they trade some scrap for Kosuke Fukudome...An overrated, weak hitting outfielder...Okay they needed some one who could hit in the outfield, but they really need a power-hitting rightly...Then I was pissed when the Phillies landed Hunter Pence for a couple single-A players and 2 players to be named...Now those single-A guys are suppose to be top prospects...But fuck it, they are 2-3 years away from the majors...And prospects are just prospects...No guarantees in Baseball!
But the Tribe made a BIG splash Saturday night when they out-bid everyone for Rockies pitcher, Ubaldo Jimenez...The Indians did what they always say they won't do...They traded their top two pitching prospects...There are a lot of Indians fans who aren't happy about this...These are the same fuckers who say the Indians are always too cheap to make a big move...Shut the fuck up, they just did!
The Indians have fooled everyone for years that they are masters of young talent...But so many of these prospects never pan out, or they leave just as they are hitting their stride...Fuck it, sell them while they're hot! Look at Grady Sizemore...Bitch can't stay healthy and when he does play, he strikes out religiously...Stop crying about Double-A pitchers being traded, and be happy the Indians just landed a head-case, Ace...Yes, Jimenez told the Tribe he won't be able to pitch in Boston this week...He is emotionally beat up...Shit, he just didn't want to get beat up in Fenway by the Sox...
The Indians made another trade, that really bothered me...They traded Orlando Cabrerra to the Gianst for an outfield prospect...O. Cabrerra was the veteran this team needed...He kept people loose, and taught them as well...He is the guy that worked with Asdrubal Cabrerra and his swing, which has lead to a major upgrade in power...Oh, am I the only guy that noticed that no matter what team Orlando Cabrera is on, it always makes it to the post season...The guy has needed experience...
I was also happy for Pirates fans, who saw their team make moves to get Derek Lee and Ryan Ludwick...Those are a couple of bats that could really help the Pirates...I wish the Tribe could have landed one of those right-handed bats...
The NFL...Screw it...Players are going everywhere...Philly got Mental-case, Vince Young, so when Vick gets hurt, they're fucked...I don't care how many great corners you have93)...Those bitches can't throw!
Seattle is stocked up on backup QB's...W
ith Kevin Kolb going to Arizona, now we'll see if he's any good, or just another overrated twat!
Chad Johnson is finally going to be a winner, luckily landing in New England for a couple of late round picks...They also got Fat Albert Haynesworth for a 5th rounder...Dude is a fucking asshole, retard, dick-head, but not a bad risk...He he can't play for Bill and company, he'll be done in the NFL...
Now, for the fuck-stains in DC...Something has been made very clear over the some time now...This is no longer a "Government of the people, by the people, and for the people"...It is a Government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations...I proved it to you right HERE...
This was backed up even more by this whole debt ceiling debate, and people's refusal to close loop-holes for huge companies, that pay little to no taxes, and get all kinds of tax-payers money in refunds...Cuts are great, but revenue is needed...And based on every poll I've seen a lot of people get that, but DC doesn't care about the people they are suppose to represent...
Another part of the problem, is certain Tea Party supporters and Republicans...Probably some Dems too...They believe in "The American Dream"...But their belief is different then many...To most people that means having a better life then your parents, and providing a better life for your kids, then you had...To these dopes, it's to become Millionaires...They think everyone, especially themselves, will one day, have millions fall in their lap...So they don't want to see taxes go up on the richest 2% or on huge profit making companies, because damn it, one day that will be them...
Hey, fucking idiot, NO IT WON'T!
There is nothing wrong with being Middle Class...If everyone sat at a desk playing Angry Birds, and collecting pay checks, nothing would get done and we'd all be out of work real soon...Those rich people you help get rich, and defend, and aspire to be....They don't give a fuck about you!
Over the last few weeks, I have lost any and all faith in every elected official in this country...What to do...I'm not sure, but I found THIS_SITE and I really like the idea...I don't know if it will work, but it would be nice if our voices were actually heard for once.
There's a Wolf Outside our Doors, and it's name is Our Government...