Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Some Sports Figures Are OK

Charlie Weis gets my vote for being one of the good guys in sports...they are sometimes hard to come by, but the Notre Dame football coach stepped up big time this past weekend in their game against Washington...apparently, he visited a 10-year-old boy with a brain tumor in the days leading up to the game...after talking with him, he asked the boy what play he should call on the first play of the game...the boy said, "Throw right."...the boy ended up dying the day before the game...on the first possession, Notre Dame got the ball on the 1 yard line, so no one would have blamed Weis if he had bailed on his promise, because there are just too many things that can go wrong throwing from your own end zone: your QB can get sacked, you can throw an interception, you can get flagged for holding in the end zone resulting in a safety, etc...but instead, when Weis was asked by his QB what they were going to do, he replied, "We have no choice. We're throwing it to the right."...they did and gained 13 yards on the play, with the young boy's mom watching the game from home...Weis is OK in my book...you can read the full article here...

P.S. I still don't like Notre Dame...

Monday, September 19, 2005

My Pirate Name

Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, matey...so, for the rest of the day, I shall be known as Mad Tom Flint, my official pirate name...I found that out when I took a Pirate Quiz online...I also learned this about me: "Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!"...who knew?...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Ultimate Guy Furniture

Ran across this couch at a blog that features strange new products...I'm not sure why this is featured at this site, because it certainly isn't strange...it is what every guy has been dreaming about their entire lives:

The new "man couch" boasts the following features...
  • Two Domino's Heat Wave hot bags

  • A mini refrigerator

  • A Coca- Cola beverage cooler

  • Remote control caddy and bottle opener

  • Built-in Xbox with three controllers

  • Built-in MP3 player

  • Built-in XM Radio

  • Built-in NEXTEL cellular phone and a NASCAR headset

  • Built-in DVD player and two flat screen televisions

  • And a megaphone to complain about bad referee calls
The couch can recline back, and the head rests double as paper towel holders. The white cabinet fronts at the bottom of the couch pull out to reveal the Xbox consoles.

Christmas is only a few short months away...man, I hope Marcy reads this...

Friday, September 09, 2005

Thank God For Sports

On ESPN Radio this morning, Mike & Mike In The Morning read a portion of a column by John Seracino...in this column, Seracino suggests that the NFL is wrong in going ahead with the first week of the NFL regular season in light of the devastation from that evil woman, Katrina...he suggests that it is somehow disrespectful to those that have suffered and are suffering...I couldn't disagree more...when I heard them speaking about this, I tried feebly to put myself in the shoes of those that have lost everything...I imagined myself living back in Cleveland, Ohio and having a massive tornado or a freak tsunami on Lake Erie come through and wipe out the city and surrounding areas...my house has been flattened and I have been forced to relocate to another state...and now, the NFL is getting ready to start the season...what would feel better to me: for pro football to take a symbolic week off, or to escape for a while at a sports bar watching the Browns play (and probably lose)?...the choice is easy...sports are ultimately meaningless, but for those of us that are sports fans, they become the fabric of our lives, the blood that runs through our veins, the air that we breathe...what other activity allows grown men that have never met each other to hug and high-five each other or cry together depending on how 'their team' does?...sports is transcendant and lets us step away from the horrors of real life for a few hours...let the games continue...