Thursday, February 27, 2003

Me: You know, you could trade Tyrone Hill, since he's not playing anyway.

Jim Paxson: Yes, we could do that.

Me: You probably should think about taking one of those ten offers.

Jim Paxson: Yes, I will think about that.

Me: Why did you cut Tyrone Hill instead of trading him? You could have at least gotten a second round pick for him.

Jim Paxson: Because I wouldn't want to risk getting something useful. I prefer to trade known quantities for nothing, or next to nothing. That's how I operate. Whee! Look at me! I am a general manager in the NBA!
I've been a busy little beaver at work lately, and thus haven't been able to spew my stupidity as much as in the past. I'm sure that will change soon though.

Expect more stupidity shortly!

Monday, February 24, 2003

For now, my picks for the #1 seeds in the NCAA tournament are Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas, and Duke. I think Louisville, Arizona, and Kansas are all over-rated, although I do have to commend the Jay Hawks for their furious comeback against Oklahoma. The problem for them could be that the failed comeback took a lot out of them emotionally.
It's readily apparent to me that Kobe Bryant is only interested in his numbers now. Two games ago, with the Lakers up by 10 with 8 seconds left, he ran it up court and got off a shot so that he could have 40 points against the Pacers. If I were the Pacers, I'd make sure that next game I pop him in the mouth.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Apparently my FTP server keeps emptying out my directory, thus causing this page to disappear.

Stupid FTP server.

Friday, February 21, 2003

In my links area I just added my playlist. It will get a bit larger once I categorize my new music, but you can check it's current state out here if you want to know what the hippest coolest person you know (or not) listens to.
If you could send a message back in time to yourself when you were 12 years old, what, if anything, would you say?

Thursday, February 20, 2003

After watching the Tyson - Etienne weigh-in, I've come to the conclusion that Mike Tyson needs serious help. Doctors should step in and get him into some therapy. When he is on his depression?? medicine, he is much more mellow and soft spoken. When he isn't, he's referring to stomping on your face and eating your internal organs. He seems have some sort of bipolar disorder. He has a terrible self image (he told Jeremy Schaap that he wanted the face tatoo so that he can hide his face from people.) He needs serious help, and all the people around him currently are only interested in how he can make them money.
Who get's a tatoo on their face a week before they are scheduled to appear in a heavyweight fight? Kid Crazy Mike Tyson, that's who. He's been a little loco ever since he signed with Don King. Before that he was a one man wrecking crew. He destroyed everyone that got in the ring with him. Now all he is good at is making speeches about wanting to eat your children.

It's a sad state of affairs.
I'm looking for a song called Velocity Shift by Overseer. I'm having great difficulty finding it, or even finding what album it's on. If anyone can locate it, I'd appreciate it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Why can't more players be like Kevin Garnett? He's good, but he doesn't run his mouth all the time. Other people tell him he's great, but it apparently doesn't go to his head. He has respect for the game and for past players and can't be found punching refs in the parking lot of flipping off fans. Other players could learn a lot from him.

Monday, February 17, 2003

I know everyone is probably tired of hearing me talk about the Cavs, but too bad. Get your own web site then.

If the Cavs get the #1 pick I do believe that I will wet myself with glee.
I will dance around and loot my own house.
I will turn over my car and light it on fire.

Then when they draft me with that pick, I believe that I will wet myself with fury.
Then I will dance with rage and loot my own house.
Lastly, I will turn over my car and light it on fire with terrible anger.

Hell hath no fury like a Cavs fan scorned. Or something.
There were lots of tv shows about various car shows this weekend. Some of the vehicles that caught my eye were the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Dodge Ram SRT-10, the Dodge SRT-8 (hemi station wagon), the Dodge Tomahawk (motorcycle with Viper engine), the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (271 HP out of a 4-cylinder engine), and the Mazda RX-8 (X-2 version, from the X-Men 2 movie).

PS. The new '04 Maxima looks like crap.
I want some El Rodeo.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

I just found out that the team with the worst record in the NBA can draft no lower than the 4th position. I thought it was the 3rd position. Therefore, I am changing my odds for the Cavs drafting. I now say there is a 1% chance for the #1 pick, a 10% chance for the #2 pick, a 40% chance for the #3 pick, and a 49% chance for the #4 pick.
Three down, two to go. I've paid off another student loan. Woo.

Once I get those next two done, I will be getting a new (or new to me) car. I said woo.

In the running currently are the Infiniti G35 Coupe, Lexus GS430, Nissan 350Z, and then perhaps some used vehicles like the Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra, and maybe the Nissan Maxima SE.
If you've never heard of the fainting goats, you really need to go download this 1.3 MB movie. I first heard about these on Fox News or CNN a few days ago. Whenever they get scared they just pass right out. It's pretty hilarious.
Am I a cynic? I believe the answer you're looking for is yes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Even though they have the worst record, and therefore the best chance of getting the number 1 pick, I rate the Cavs chances of getting that pick in the NBA draft at about 10%.

Chances of getting the number 2 pick is currently 50%.

Since the number 3 pick is the lowest position that the team with the worst record can draft, I rate the Cavs chances of getting that pick as 80%.

Monday, February 10, 2003

Dude! You're getting arrested!

I just read on Yahoo news that the actor who played the "Dell Dude" was booked for possession.
Kudos go out to Bean-town Mark for the web site of the day: What If Sports. The site allows you to match up teams in any sport across seasons. So far today the 87 Browns beat the 01 Patriots (who won the Super Bowl) by a score of 28-7. The 88-89 Cavs beat the 85-86 Celtics (who won the NBA championship) in a 3 game series 3-0, and in a 7 game series 4-3.

Hooray for Cleveland, we are so great at simulations.

Sunday, February 9, 2003

I agree that you have to fight for your right to party. I just don't think you have to fight with anyone else, you only have to fight with yourself. Every once in a while you have to say "Self, I'm too serious. I'm going to party."

Saturday, February 8, 2003

NBA All-Star Weekend.... it's CRAP-TASTIC!

Could it possibly be any more boring? Give me a break. Who wants to watch Magic Johnson play horse against Isaiah Thomas, while Stuart Scott interjects idiotic comments the whole time? Just to make it worse, each player shot about 20%.

What a piece of crap.

I think I'd rather get kicked in the groin.

Thursday, February 6, 2003

If you could be Davis Hasselhoff but you had to be in Diff'rent Strokes, or you could be Gary Coleman and be in Night Rider, which would you pick?

That's a difficult choice. One one hand you can be tall, hairy, loved by all Germans, and adopted by a 60 year old guy. On the other, you're a short what-chu-talkin-bout little man-child with a cool talking car.

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

I saw K-19 The Widowmaker this weekend. It should be called K-19, the suck maker. It was about as slow moving and boring a movie as you can imagine. Take the action from Driving Miss Daisy and add it to a submarine. There you go. Wait, you say there's no action in Driving Miss Daisy? Hey! You're right. There's also no action in K-19. If I wanted to see people with radiation poisoning I'd go to a hospital. Action movies are supposed to have action. I could barely stand to watch the whole movie. I think I finished it as more of a test of my perseverance than anything. What a total waste of 137 minutes of my life. The movie gets a rating of : 2. Would definately return it if I received it as a gift, and I'd smack the person who gave it to me upside the head
Something rather amusing came across my pager a few days ago. Under sports news it said that the Red Sox and infielder Lou Merloni had agreed to a 1-year deal worth $560.00.

Even I think Lou is worth more than that. I imagine that's quite a pay cut from what he was making last year. Hopefully, in addition the the $3/game that they're paying him, they'll also toss him some food money... or at least the scraps from Pedro's table.

Monday, February 3, 2003

What is the world coming to? National Geopraphic is releasing a swimsuit issue. There's a picture and a description of it here.

National FREAKING Geographic!

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Yesterday is going to be one of those days where you never forget where you were when you first heard about it. There's only been a handful of days like that for me so far... First, the Challenger... I was sitting in school when the principal came over the speaker system. On 9/11 I was emailing back and forth about fantasy football with Justin (in NYC at the time) and m a co-worker said to look at my pager. I sent Justin a mail with more fantasy football and then asked him if he had heard anything about a plane flying into the World Trade Center. Yesterday I had just gotten out of the shower when I heard my mom leaving a message on my machine. I couldn't make it out from upstairs, so I finished getting ready and then I went downstairs. The message said that the space shuttle had disintegrated over Texas. Messages don't get much more shocking than that.

The first thing that popped into my mind was possible terrorism, because the first Israeli astronaut was on board. Unfortunately, it now seems that terrorism may be the first thing that pops into my mind whenever there is a serious accident.

Saturday, February 1, 2003

Hmmm.... in the Celtics - Pistons game on Friday night, the Celtics were down by 60 points at one time. That's not very good. It's even worse when you consider the Pistons only average about 88 points a game. Someone most likely needs a pep talk.