Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bat Boy and NCAA Bracketology

First off, let me make it clear that I'm pulling for UF to go all the way in the NCAA Tournament, both because of my past as a Gator and because my bracket depends upon it. With that said I have to make an observation. UF star Joakim Noah is one of the uggliest basketball players in the history of the game. We're talking Dennis Johnson level ugly here. Need proof? Here's Bat Boy from the Weekly World News

and here's Joakim Noah after winning last year's national title.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I'm making a visit to Orlando in a year

Ok, maybe I'll be there to visit before then, but certainly I'll be in Orlando on March 30, 2008 when WrestleMania 24 comes to the Citrus Bowl.
My only question is what are they going to do if it rains? I guess I might find out.

I've been busy...anybody need a t-shirt?

Work, job searching, school, my new entrepreneurial pursuit, that's why I haven't updated in a while. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel now though, so a more complete update is soon coming.
For now just enjoy these stupid things said in court.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

It's Spring Break week. I just want to let you guys know that if there were any way to make a living by just siting around watching the Game Show Network all day I would certainly do it.

I'm going to Philly tomorrow, so I've got to finish mapping out all the Rocky filming locations I want to visit.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Buy this month's Atlantic Monthly

Or just read this article from the link on their website. It's about effective cheap private schools in developing countries as opposed to under performing free government sponsored alternatives.


Last night I saw why mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in America. Let me set up the scene for the Heavyweight Title Fight.

Credentials: 2 time Lightweight Champion of the World, 2 time Heavyweight Champion of the World, UFC Hall of Famer.
However, Couture is 43 years old, he retired over a year ago after being knocked out in 2 of his last 3 fights. In his past he’s had trouble fighting large heavyweights and great strikers (boxers/kick boxers).

Now meet Heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia:

30 years old. 6 feet 9 inches tall, 265 pounds, so he’s a very large heavyweight. Also he’s one of the best strikers in the heavyweight division, largely because of his 86’ inch reach (11.5' inches longer than Couture's reach). He’s got a professional record of 25 wins and 2 losses. He's so tough that he broke his arm in a fight a couple of years ago and lied to a referee, denying it was broken, just so he could try to get his fight continued.

Here's a picture that should help you understand the size difference
All totaled, you can’t discount Couture, but it looked like it would be a tough return to the sport for him. Well, it didn’t work out that way. Couture dominated Sylvia in every way possible for all 5 rounds to become 3 time Heavyweigh Champion. It was truly one of the most amazing performances I’ve seen in sports in quite some time. It felt like I was watching a real life version of Rocky 6. If you get the chance I highly recommend you watch a replay or pick up the DVD of this when it comes out.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

"It needs to be pressure washed"

When Mom, Dad, and I took our first trip to Pittsburgh Dad and I had the same one sentence summation of the city. “It needs to be pressure washed.” Today pitt took a step in that direction, announcing that they will be pressure washing and restoring the exterior of the Cathedral of Learning.

First they got my financial aid to me on time for the first time this semester, now they’re pressure washing their buildings. Will I have to start capitalizing pitt again? Only time will tell.

Thanks to Rusted View for this good bit of news for Dad and I.