Thursday, March 31, 2005

Assuming gas prices stay the same and my average consumption stays the same, I will spend nearly $1300 on gas for my car next year. Then, add in the monthly payments, the regular maintenance, and average out the down payment across the length of the loan. Lastly, add to that the extras I've bought (new speakers, amp, sub, window tint, winter wheels and tires, etc.) and I spend just under $10,000 a year on my car.

That's expensive.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

If Illinois loses in either of the next 2 games, I will finish in 3rd in my office pool. That will be good for a decent $80.

I picked UNC over Illinois in the final, but the scores are still close enough where if Illinois wins it all, I will finish out of the money.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

How many things are hotter than Ashley Judd when she's cheering on Kentucky?

Not many.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Brilliant. Not only does the new comment system suck, but when I tried to post about it I got an error and it didn't accept the post.

The new comments only work if each originating comment is on a seperate page called a post page. Well who the freak wants to read one comment per page? No one, that's who.

What a complete waste of time. Thus, I have reverted to the old "sometimes we work, sometimes we don't" comments.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

I'm working on getting a new comment system working, and it's being a real pain.
I finally put my summer wheels back on. The rims make a tremendous difference in the look of my car. How so, you may ask? Well, with steel rims and hubbies for the winter it looks like crap. With alloy wheels, it doesn't.

Friday, March 25, 2005

The Big Ten sucks this year. They're barely good enough to get three teams in the Elite Eight. Just another down year for that over rated conference.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Louisville is looking awfully good so far. I think they're basically a lock for the Final Four. Of course, since I picked them to get there initially, they will now lose their next game by 70 points.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Please take time out of your busy day to respond to the following survey.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being extremely unlikely and 10 being extremely likely) please rate the following.

1. How likely would you be to pay $32 per month to continue reading this site?

2. How likely would you be to pay anything to continue reading this site?

3. How likely would you be to win the lottery and give me half of the proceeds in return for me continuing to post on this site?

4. Things are expensive.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

I've not been terribly impressed with CBS' coverage of the tournament so far.

Okay, so there's only 34 seconds left in the game you're watching and the team is down by 3. We're going to take you to the game where theres 8 minutes left and theres a 16 point margin. Brilliant.

Oh, there's two games that are going to be decided in the final 5 seconds? Interesting. We'll show you the one where they're talking to their coach during a timeout instead of showing you the one where it was won by a three pointer at the buzzer. We're smart.

What do you mean "split screen?" I'm not familiar with that concept. You means it's possible for me to watch TWO games at the same time? How many televisions do I need in order to do that? One!?!?! *head explodes*

Apparently that's what CBS must think. We Americans are awfully stupid, and if they don't hold our hands we might die. Two games at once. I must be insane.
I find this to be hilarious. I fill out a womens tournament bracket every year, even though I couldn't tell you a single players name if my life depended on it. This is how I'm doing this year:

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Going into the tourney, I didn't think there was much reason to watch the games that were held in Cleveland. Apparently - just like my bracket selections - I was wrong. Two of the best games I've seen so far happened in Cleveland today. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee vs Boston College game was great. Bodies were flying all over the place. There was never a drop in intensity. Then the Wake Forest - West Virginia game went into double OT. Tyron Downey from Wake kept hitting 3 after 3 after 3 to keep Wake in it, but eventually enough of their crucial players fouled out that they couldn't keep it up. Overall though it was a well played game.
I thought the shocks were over when Vermont beat Syracuse but then Bucknell beats Kansas.

Exhibits A and B of why I love March.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Senator: Have you ever used steroids Mr. McGwire?

McGwire: I didn't come here to talk about the past, and because my rampant steroid use was in the past, I'm not going to talk about that.

Senator: All of the other players have commented on whether they have or have not used steroids in their careers. Would you like to comment on that?

McGwire: I have a foundation for children. What more do I need to say?

Senator: Mr. McGwire, are you pleading the 5th?

McGwire: I like hot dogs.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I'm still eagerly awaiting the day when I can finally take my snow tires off. The only problem is that it NEVER freaking stops snowing here.

I have the feeling that it's going to be snowing into early May.

Monday, March 14, 2005

You gotta know when to hold 'em.

Know when to fold 'em.

Know when to walk away.

Know when to run.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

The #1 seeds are out:


I personally had no clue that Washington had such a good record. Maybe it's because all I ever hear about is how fantastic the ACC is. It seems to me that the media has a higher opinion of the ACC than the tournament commitee has. The ACC got 5 teams in and the lowly Big Ten also got 5 teams in.

That's interesting. Based on what I've heard from the media I would've assumed that the last place team in the ACC could've won the Big Ten.
Is there any doubt that March is the best time to be a sports fan? Not only do you have spring training in baseball, free agency in football, the home stretch in the NBA, conference tournaments in NCAA basketball, but then you have you ultimate tournament in sports.

I was watching the MAC championship yesterday between Ohio and Buffalo. In the last 12 seconds of overtime there were 3 lead changes. The fans for each team were going berserk. It was great to watch.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

So much for my number 1 picks. UNC and Arizona both lost today.

UNC may still get a 1 seed, but I don't think Arizona will now. Most likely if Duke beats Georgia Tech, they will get the last #1 seed.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Here are my 4 picks for number 1 seeds in the tourney:

East: UNC
Midwest: Illinois
South: Kentucky
West: Arizona

I prefer true regional seedings rather than sending an east coast team to represent the west just because they're in the precious ACC.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

I think I would like to be invisible for a while. But only if I could run really fast. And I could shoot chicken sandwiches out of my hands.

Monday, March 7, 2005

I'm sure some of you are familiar with the sketch on Chappelle's Show, "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong." I think I should have a recurring segment... "When Powering Through It Goes Wrong."

The only problem is that powering through it never goes wrong. It is always the best choice.

Saturday, March 5, 2005

Some car show photos:

This is the cheap Aston Martin. I feel like a poor man just being next to it.

This bike is awesome. This is the Lincoln bike made by Orange County Choppers, from the show American Chopper. It's very impressive in person.

I don't think that this Volvo XC90 would live up to the typical safety standards that Volvo is famous for.

Check out the size of the brake calipers on the Porsche Carerra GT.
Finally! The Browns finally have a young franchise quarterback to build around! I can honestly look forward to many many Super Bowls with our new quarterback.

Welcome Trent Dilfer!
I'm going to the car show today. I'm not in the market for a new one but I'm curious to see how many people are swarming around the Hummer H100000 truck that gets 2 gallons per mile.

Gas prices here went up 23 cents per gallon on Thursday and they say they're going to go up another 25-30 cents by the end of March.


Friday, March 4, 2005

Who needs Anthony Henry when you can sign the exact same player but pay him $5 million more with a $1 million larger signing bonus.

Now THAT is good salary cap management. Welcome to Idiotville Gary Baxter, population... Cleveland Browns.

Thursday, March 3, 2005

The Browns are letting Anthony Henry walk. Great idea. They must be thinking that when you already have a bad defense, the way to improve it is by getting rid of one of your best players.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

The newest edition to the TiVo season pass list: Robot Chicken.

It's hit and miss, but when it hits, its right up my alley. The alley of idiotic juvenile humor using toys from the 80's.
Daniel Gilbert is officially the owner of the Cavs now. In the summer he's going to change the name of Gund Arena to something useless I'm sure.

If he renames it to the Quicken Center or something like that then I'm going to burn down Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Speaking of that... 10 to 1 that the Browns release William Green. They gave him permission to seek a trade, so he'll find someone willing to give a 3rd round pick for him. The Browns will demand 18 future 1st round picks and their entire offensive line. Then, when they don't get that, they'll just cut him.

Just thinking about the Browns makes me angry.

Hulk freaking smash.