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Random Thoughts On A Sunday Morning Updated To 12-22

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I am from Detroit, I was just trying to say it's pretty tough times here in Detroit. I know it's pretty much tough everywhere, but it is bad in Detroit right now, as you probably all know due to recent news.

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..I'm sick of the rams ****ing rolling over every game, this team has NO heart or NO desire to win, it's ****ing pathetic.

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Not as good as the first pick ;), which we will probably screw up on anyways though

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Not as good as the first pick ;), which we will probably screw up on anyways though

Matt Millen isn't there, so they have that going for them this time around.

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Updated to 1-4

...Sorry there was no entries last week in this thread but I was kind of indisposed as I was in the hospital and had no access to a computer.

...I left the hospital happy to get out of there with a clean bill of health and two sore arms, courtesy of the IV team. :D

...There is nothing like the satisfaction of knowing the holidays are over and they are twelve months away again.

...My sympathies to the John Travolta family, who lost their son over the weekend. :(

...I think the Mark Teixeira press conference to introduce him to the press is going to be on Tuesday. I don't have to tell you how happy I am to have this guy on the team. It also meant that Giambi won't be back-and that's a plus too.

...I wonder why Derek Lowe, Manny Ramirez and Bobby Abreu have not been signed yet?

...Does anyone else get this network? It's called the G4 Network. It's on DirectTV and I've been watching it since I've been home. It's not bad.

...Don't look now but my Raiders won their last two games and are going to be going into the 2009 season looking better than they did at the beginning of this one.

...What a shame that Peyton Manning has to go home again after another loss in the playoffs. :)

...My early review of the MLB Network is that it's not that good but that's just based on what is on now. They keep on repeating the same stuff. I'm sure that once spring training starts next month that this network is really going to shine.

...I'm hoping everyone who reads this thread has a great new year.

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Updated to 1-11

...It is a helpless feeling to watch snow fall when you can't do a thing about it.

...The Cardinals are going to the NFC Championship game? That's a story in itself.

...Makes me have wild and crazy thoughts about the Raiders now.

...I'd like to wish shiftless and lazy Rocco Baldelli good luck in Boston but I just can't do it.

...The updates by Pirate and TheBigO on their respective stadiums are beautiful. Thank you to both of them.

...Tomorrow we find out if Jim Rice gets in the Hall of Fame. I vote no. But I have no vote, so it doesn't matter if he does or doesn't.

...Speaking of the Hall, I am in the planning stages of a trip there in the middle of July. The snow should be gone then.

...Please Money Ramirez, go back to the Dodgers. They actually want you.

...It's been on eleven days now. How do you all like the MLB Network? I've never heard of Trenni Kusnierek, but that doesn't stop me from watching her. And my first impression of Hazel Mae is not a good one.

...Welcome back Monk and Psych.

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Some excerpts from Bill Reynolds' "For What it's Worth" column in The Providence Journal. http://www.projo.com/sports/billreynolds/s...10.3678ca7.html

•Good for Rocco Baldelli.

• Look for Jim Rice to finally get into the Hall of Fame.

•Line of the Week II comes from A’s general manager Billy Beane on signing Jason Giambi, who played for the A’s several years ago: “I feel like I’m marrying my ex-wife.”

•Tim Tebow is a treat, an old-style college quarterback.

•Mitch Albom has a powerful story in this week’s Sports Illustrated about Detroit’s plight, ground zero in the country’s economic meltdown.

•You know the world’s gone bonkers, Bunky, when Pedro now wants back with the Mets, even though he just completed a $53-million deal for four years and was hurt for three of them.

•The new national slogan is “bail out.”

•One question to the Red Sox about the signing of 41-year-old John Smoltz: What’s the matter, Jim Lonborg wasn’t available?

•Memo to Brett Favre: If you do actually retire this time, no more news conferences. Just do it.

•The better the player you are in the NBA, the more steps you can take to the basket.

•What were the odds two years ago that Eli would be in the playoffs and Peyton would be home watching?

•The NFL overtime rules put too much weight on the coin flip.

•There’s no truth to the rumor that the first thing Obama is going to do when he becomes president is demand a recount.

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•Memo to Brett Favre: If you do actually retire this time, no more news conferences. Just do it.

Now that's a good one.

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That was a funny one about Favre. The Jets rent a player for one year, nothing happens and we don't have a good QB next year because of the owner's infatuation with Favre. Maybe he should have just bought the Packers a few years ago. Or maybe he should just hire Favre as his pool boy or his gardener. LOL.

Sunday ....

I'm thankful hardly any snow fell in the New York area but not thankful that it will be much colder later this week. I don't know how people living by the Great Lakes do it with all that snow and cold. I can't wait till the warmer weather ... and Baseball season.

Now that the football season is long gone for both New York football teams, I'm in 100% baseball mode again. At least as a Met fan, they keep me entertained until the last day. That's unfortunately better than some other teams. :(

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-I'm going skiing for a week 15 minutes outside of Quebec City.

-Gonna be colder there then back in NYC, we'll be lucky if it hits the side above 0 on the thermometer.

-Packed under armour long johns for the skiing, on top of the mountain last time I went it was -40 :|

-Bowie is amazing, also been listening to a decent amount of Prince and Michael Jackson. Bowie is to awesome what Prince is to sex and Michael is to love.

-Have a bunch of movies lined up for the trip up there, back, and the 4 days there.

-I really should be asleep, but I've messed up my regimen so bad that I don't see that happening for a bit.

-I won't get to work out for the next few days, which has become almost a daily ritual over the last year, but 8 hours of skiing the first day and 12 the other 3 should be a decent compensation.

-Could use a vacation... seems that's all I can think about.

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Updated to 1-18

...Anyone notice that I've spent a lot of time here the past few days? That's because I haven't been working. When the weather gets into the subzero temperatures, my knees do not like it and they let me know it. Let's just say it hasn't been a pleasant and fun few days and we'll leave it at that. ;)

...But I did have to go out on Wednesday because I had to go and get dog food. So I took a trip down into YankeexDev territory and went to BJ's wholesale club in Webster. It was around 9 am and I got in and out. It was freezing. About five degrees outside and God knows what the wind chill was. But the oddest thing I saw was when I left that store. Some guy was wearing sandals. You know, the shoes that have the feet completely exposed? You wear them in the summer. And people criticize kids because of what they wear!

...My wife got a new iPod for her birthday (an iTouch one) and now I am the proud owner of her hand-me-down one. It's an 8 gig one that plays video and audio. I have to take off all the songs she had on it because there's no way I'm listening to country music and Elvis.

...Same goes for hip-hop. Sorry Mark. I did listen to one hip-hop song a few years back for you and just recently my headache went away. :D

...I am going to miss Circuit City. I always enjoyed going there and spending time just looking around. I love electronics.

...I wonder if the MLB Network is going to have a reality show? Everyone else seems to.

...Right now all I see from those people is that they repeat everything over and over again. It's like they are having a hard time filling 24 hours so they have to repeat the same 1991 Cubs-Pirates game. Put another one on. Have some variety.

...I see that one of my favorite punching bags received a huge 41 million dollar contract extension from a team that I don't care to mention right now. One thing I'll admit right now: he'll probably earn it unlike Robinson Cano, who stole money last year from the Yankees.

...If Roger Clemens ends up in jail he will be the one who put himself there.

...Oh yeah. The NFL Championship games. Like I care. I don't like anything from Philadelphia so I won't root for them. The Steelers I can't root for so there you have it. And if these two teams win today, so what?

...I am more interested on who is going to be the next Oakland coach. I'm hoping that Tom Cable comes back.

...The next movie I want to see is that Kevin James one, Mall Cop. Let me know if anyone here has seen it.

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...My wife got a new iPod for her birthday (an iTouch one) and now I am the proud owner of her hand-me-down one. It's an 8 gig one that plays video and audio. I have to take off all the songs she had on it because there's no way I'm listening to country music and Elvis.

What kind of music do you listen to, Y4L? Classical, Rock 'N Roll?

...2 years since joining the site, time flies.

...Just 1 month and a half before Spring Training. Can't wait to see some action!

...I'm going to see AC/DC in Milan the 21st of March. It's going to be great

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I am officially on strike.

...No more Blue Jays baseball for me...

I am disgusted by this off-season.

That is all.

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I am officially on strike.

...No more Blue Jays baseball for me...

I am disgusted by this off-season.

That is all.

Join the Yankees...join the Yankees...join the Yankees...join the Yankees...join the Yankees...join the Yankees...

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What kind of music do you listen to, Y4L? Classical, Rock 'N Roll?

...2 years since joining the site, time flies.

...Just 1 month and a half before Spring Training. Can't wait to see some action!

...I'm going to see AC/DC in Milan the 21st of March. It's going to be great

enjoy Brian Johnson's one lunged horrible voice.....

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I am officially on strike.

...No more Blue Jays baseball for me...

I am disgusted by this off-season.

That is all.

Good luck DJ. but that won't happen when opening day comes around. I said the same thing once the cubs got swept for the second year in a row. 2 weeks later, I was craving opening day. It's an endless cycle.

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...My wife got a new iPod for her birthday (an iTouch one) and now I am the proud owner of her hand-me-down one. It's an 8 gig one that plays video and audio. I have to take off all the songs she had on it because there's no way I'm listening to country music and Elvis.

...Same goes for hip-hop. Sorry Mark. I did listen to one hip-hop song a few years back for you and just recently my headache went away. :D

:lol: I guess I better kill that plan to send you a new mixtape. :lol:

Random thoughts;

Loving the new PC set up. Speedy Gonzalez in PC form. Plays Spore and NBA 2K9 well with nothing more than the onboard HD3200 graphics. Pinstriped unis in MVP look terrible though, even with AA and AF maxed. I'm tempted to think it's something to do with the drivers, but I'm unsure. Shame, too, because everything else looks great.

Speaking on NBA 2K9, mentioned this in the shoutbox last night, and still haven't found a solution. Anyone else who has NBA 2K9; can you use different buttons to shoot and steal? For some reason, mine seems to be tied to one button and can't be changed. Using a PS2 controller with PS2-to-USB adaptor. Annoying as hell. If anyone has any ideas, please PM me.

Still to try NBA 2K9 via HDMI to my 37" TV. I'm pretty sure it'll look amazing. It looks great on my 19" TFT monitor, but on the TV it'll look fantastic.

Just as a standard upgrade, looking around for a new graphics card. Still to do some serious research into what's best for my needs. Was considering a HD4670 earlier as I was going to the store that had them in anyway, but it was an after-market card from PowerColour, couldn't be overclocked by much and wasn't particularly future-proof, so I'm on the hunt for one that fits the bill. Shouldn't be to difficult to find a decent deal.

Back to work again tomorrow. Bleugh. New capacitor issues on the Optiplex GX620s. Shoot me now.

Can't wait for March 14th - Amir Khan and Marco Antonio Barrera. That should be an epic fight, but it's a big risk for Khan. It's also a lose-lose situation - he wins the fight, people will say Barerra was over the hill. He loses, people will say he's not got a chin and won't make it. Might see if I can get tickets to go down to Manchester with some of the guys.

Winter copy of 2600 came in the mail today. Love the picture on the front, and some of the letters are weird and wonderful. I'm you're not a subscriber already and are interested in the sort of thing you'd find in the magazine, I strongly recommend it.

Anyone seen a website called Not Always Right? Great for wasting time at work, reading anecdotes of just how stupid some customers can be.

Looking forward to opening day. Bring it on.

Last random thoughts before Barack Obama takes over in the White House. It's been a long time coming.

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Bill Reynolds "For What it's Worth" from projo.com

•Can we put the canonization of Eli Manning on hold for a while?

•This has not been a great offseason for the Red Sox, no matter how they try to spin it.

•Tony Dungy’s retirement is the NFL’s loss.

•Line of the Week is a classic from former Bulls coach Scott Skiles on Eddy Curry, whom he was coaching at the time, as reported on a blog called Tremendous Upside Potential: When asked what Curry had to do to improve his rebounding, Skiles answered, “Jump.”

•If Gran Torino is indeed Clint Eastwood’s farewell to acting, it’s a beauty, Dirty Harry at the end of the trail.

•You know it’s still a great country when the White Sox just gave Bartolo Colon $1 million for the upcoming season. What do you have to do to be considered washed up?

•Barack Obama’s inauguration Tuesday is a great American moment, whether you like his politics or not.

•You’ve got to love Bud Selig, who now says he wants earlier starting times for the World Series.

•Memo to Bud: You’re 20 years too late.

•How are we supposed to have any faith that this state (RI) is ever going to be able to turn itself around when three to four inches of snow is treated like it’s our version of Katrina?

•You don’t want to be Roger Clemens in 2009.

•Slumdog Millionaire is very clever, and worth it.

•Speaking of Eddy Curry, now accused of exposing himself to his driver in the Knicks’ latest sex scandal, is just the latest NBA player who was given too much too soon.

•If that Cardinals team that came to Foxboro and died like a dog in the snow gets to the Super Bowl, there should be an investigation.

•I hope the end of the world is announced as often as the move to digital TV has been.

•The Celtics and Cavs get all the love, but as of yesterday morning the Orlando Magic had a better record than both of them.

•New York used to be a great basketball town. Now it’s all about baseball and football.

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What kind of music do you listen to, Y4L? Classical, Rock 'N Roll?

I listen to classic Rock, not classical music. Classic Rock like Van Halen, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses, Early AC DC, Judas Priest, etc. I do not listen to any of the new crap.

...I'm going to see AC/DC in Milan the 21st of March. It's going to be great

I saw them years ago. Just wish I could have seen them when Bon Scott was there.

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I listen to classic Rock, not classical music. Classic Rock like Van Halen, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses, Early AC DC, Judas Priest, etc. I do not listen to any of the new crap.

Wow, i love AC/DC and Van Halen. Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and G'N'R are great too. I don't like Judas Priest. Do you listen to Queen Y4L?

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Wow, i love AC/DC and Van Halen. Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and G'N'R are great too. I don't like Judas Priest. Do you listen to Queen Y4L?

Sure, just about anything from that time period. Early Def Leppard too.

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Sure, just about anything from that time period. Early Def Leppard too.

I love Queen, also i like listening to Pink Floyd. Altough i like Heavy Metal too (Black Sabbath, Metallica etc.).

I hate Rap and Hip-Pop (Mark is going to kill me :D)

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On the contrary, super. I hate rap and hip-pop for the most part as well. I'll listen to some rap and hip-pop for the same reason I have random dance, techno and oldies music on my MP3 player - I like how it sounds. Nothing more, nothing less.

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