Thursday, March 30, 2006

As acting commissioner of the Waffle League, I propose the following salary cap and floor. The floor shall be placed 25% less than the average major league payroll. The ceiling shall be blaced at 200% of the average major league payroll.

Since the average of all payrolls combined is $72,957,573, the floor shall be $54,718,179.88 and the ceiling shall be $145,915,146.33.

Penalties for first time offense of the floor or ceiling shall be a fine equal to the amount of your entire payroll. Second offenses in consecutive years will result in the forfeiture of your team.

Swift and severe.

I have spoken.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sunday, March 26, 2006

The leader on ESPN tournament challenge has 7 of the Elite 8 and the entire Final Four. He actually had George Mason in the freaking Final Four.

That's unbelievable.
Usually by this point in the tournament the games aren't nearly as fun to watch as in the first round. This year it's awesome though. It seems like every game comes down to the last minute. The ending of regulation in the Texas - LSU game was great. The UCLA - Gonzaga game was unbelievable. Villanova - Boston College was also a nail biter. College football could learn a lot from this.

People. Like. Playoffs.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Here I was rooting for LSU because I was sure that I picked them over Duke in my bracket. Well I did, in every other bracket except my main one. Good job self.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Cubs put Greg Maddux on the top of their web page. I have no problem with that, but you're telling me that this is the best picture that the Cubs could find of him?

The NFL is tweaking some rules, including offensive holding. According to the article:

The committee also is considering recommending to officials that they make sure there was holding on a play before throwing a flag.

"We want to make sure they actually see the foul," McKay said.

That seems pretty obvious to me. What exactly were they doing before? Oh, I need a bathroom break, better throw a flag here. Hey! That QB had a lot of protection. I bet there was holding. I was looking at the cheerleaders, but there sure might have been holding on that play. That's a flag.

Making sure they see a penalty before calling a penalty is definitely the thing to do. What the heck took them so long?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Alfonso Soriano : I'm not playing the outfield. Where are my diapers?

Washington Nationals : Yes, you are playing the outfield. Shut your pie hole.

Alfonso Soriano : No. I told you before. I'm not playing the outfield. I am the best second baseman in the world. Where's my blanky?

Washington Nationals : Well, we're putting you out there anyway. You're playing left field today.

Alfonso Soriano : No I'm not! I want to play second base and I want it now!

Washington Nationals : Okay. Here's the deal. You're under contract, so you're going to play or we're going to put you on the disqualified list.

Alfonso Soriano : So! I'm playing second base. Where's my din-din?

Washington Nationals : Well, I guess then you're on the DQ list. That means you make no money for this year and oh, sorry to say, you also are not a free agent next year. Too bad, so sad.

Alfonso Soriano : Oh. I pooped myself.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I feel sad for America. Are we really so stupid that we are entertained by things like Larry the Cable Guy and his movie Health Inspector?

Please make it stop.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sports days don't get any better than this. Opening round of the NCAA tourney. World Baseball Classic. NFL free agency and trades. Spring training for MLB. Meaningful NBA games.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

This is the first I've seen of the 2007 Jaguar XK coupe. That thing looks terrific. It looks like a combo between a Porsche 911 in the back and an Aston Martin DB9 in the front. Plus, if you cut the price in half, it's almost affordable!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Cavs are up by 19 over the Mavericks at half time. My 100% serious prediction is that the Cavs lose the game.
There was an earthquake on Saturday. It was 71 degrees yesterday. It is snowing right now.

What the heck is going on?

Monday, March 13, 2006

I won $85 in poker tonight. That's enough to pay for all my tournament pools and some kind of toy that I don't currently have.

I'm challenging you to play Men's Tournament Challenge on

Get in the action now:

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Group: Waffle Madness

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Today I heard that there was an earthquake here yesterday at 7:30 AM. It was loud enough to wake me up, but I thought it was actually a car that drove into a telephone pole or something. I don't believe earthquake was ever even a thought. I don't remember anything actually shaking, it was just a loud boom and then it was over.


Friday, March 10, 2006

This is what was said about the Dutch pitcher that threw a no-hitter in the World Baseball Classic...

"I looked at the box and he's a strike thrower," Tidrow said. "He's got good stuff. He's a young kid and still developing. He has average stuff but throws strikes. He's good."

First, he threw a no-hitter. That tells me he must be good. According to the guy who is quoted he goes from having good stuff to having average stuff in about 3 tenths of a second.

Thursday, March 9, 2006

The Americans have been given a big break by Mexico in the WBC. Now they need to show up and take advantage of it. I think Clemens will absolutely not disappoint. The hitting has been very suspect though. Still, they should be able to handle South Africa.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

So far I think the World Baseball Classic has been a rousing success, with one exception. I'd like to see more television coverage. Sure, I can watch all the games on ESPN Deportes. Oh, except for the fact that I don't get ESPN Deportes. How about putting all the games on ESPN 2? What else could they possibly have to show on there?

Today I finally got to see a live game. Maybe from now on they'll televise the games live... I hope so.

Lastly, Mark Texiera = stinky.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Oh, how do I hate school? Let me count the ways... starting with group projects. It wouldn't be so bad except everyone is always stuck in a crappy group that does nothing. How that's possible I don't know. I've never heard anyone say "I love group projects!"

Half of my current group is playing idiot. "I don't know where to start. You picked the project and now I don't know what any of this means." How hard is it to take a bulletted flow chart and convert into a damn narrative? Not too hard. Add a few verbs and maybe some nouns to create things called "sentences." Once these "sentences" are in place, they will begin to take the form of a "paragraph." After a few dozen "paragraphs" it will be finished.

Is it wrong to want to hit your group members with a shovel? If that's wrong, then I don't want to be right.

Monday, March 6, 2006

Go Yankess! If there's one team that I love to love, it's certainly the Yankess!

I wonder how long it took for the poor sap to get canned by George.

I'm with Mike Wilbon on this one... instead of taking down the sign, Bud Selig should have gone over and highlighted YANKESS and left it in place.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

I'm going to the car show today. Hopefully I'll be driving home in a new Maserati Quattroporte.

Saturday, March 4, 2006

The Duke - UNC game lived up to the hype. I can't believe it, but it did. ESPN was running some version of the game on every one of their stations.

The game was evenly played and well played for the most part and had an exciting finish to boot.

This is the first time all year I've actually seen Sheldon Williams do anything of note also. Duke certainly has got all the could out of their one and a half players.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

The Cavs managed to squeak one out against the Bulls tonight, 92-91. In the process they showed their fatal flaw. They have no killer instinct. They have no consistency. They just cannot put a team away. They were up by 25 points tonight. With 4 seconds left they were down 2. How do you blow a 25 point lead? Does anyone really think that a good NBA team would do that? It took a miracle basically to win a game in which they were up by 25 freaking points. This is why I get so irritated with LeBron James. The team follows his lead, and once again he came up short when it counted the most. He had exactly ZERO points the last 8 minutes of the game. ZERO.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The former spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan is now a student at Yale. Two things come to mind. First, how did he get into the country? Second, is there such as a "bad person" to a liberal? Other than a conservative of course...