Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Final score: boogieman187 10 vs. Volpride03 27
Statistics boogieman187 Volpride03
Rushing attempts for 14 3
Rushing yards for 22 -28
Passing attempts for 25 35
Passing yards for 195 242
Punts 3 3
Field goals for 1 2
Long field goals (40+) for 1 0
Times player went for two 0 0
Rushing touchdowns for 0 1
Passing touchdowns for 1 2
Returns touchdowns for 0 0
Defensive touchdowns for 0 0
Turnovers for 2 3
Interceptions for 2 1
Sacks for 3 5
Number of third downs 8 7
Third down conversions 1 1
Fourth down rushing plays 1 0
Fourth down passing plays 0 1
No-huddle plays 2 1
Audibles called 4 1
Hot routes used 3 4
Scrambles 0 0
Shotgun plays 26 36
Time of possession 10:33 9:31
Favorite offensive play book Texas A&M Tennessee
It was closer than the score seems. I was down 13-10, in the middle of the fourth with the ball, somewhere around the 30. I have my speed qb (Jerrod Johnson) in for a speed option play, and I let him keep it and take it upfield. He ends up fumbling and I lose the ball. LSU drives down and scores a touchdown.
Next possession, times getting critical, and I start moving the ball downfield by passing. I end up throwing an interception, which he ends up running back to the 2 yard line cause that's when my qb (McGee) finally decided to push him out of bounds (for some reason, it wouldn't let me switch to him). Of course LSU punches it in for the score.
Another close game lost for me. I fall to 1-4 in the league (I didn't think I was that bad), although I play tOSU next week, and he's arguably worse than me.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The one I'm really excited about and one that needs more attention is Friday Night Lights.
The underdog show of the 2006-07 season. It's gotten tons critical praise and if you watch it, you get +5 street cred points. It's the best writen and best acted show on tv right now. It's got a great price, 19.99 (for 22 "hour long" episodes).
A couple of small downsides. downside: It's broadcast in HD, but no HD DVD. They've replaced some music from the original airing and the set is a little light on the extras, but that was done to help get to the low price.
Do yourself a favor and go get this one. This show needs more fans. They even have a money back guarantee if you don't like the season. That's pretty sweet that they put up a deal like that. There's really no reason to get this.
Still, it's hard not to be excited when you've got this guy in your backfield.
1000 yards, 24 TDs for 2007 is his goal. Hopefully, he can surpass match/surpass that.
But if CFN is right, and we only win 27-14 against Montana State, then we've got major problems.
Montana State at Texas A&M 7:05 PM
Why to Watch: Montana State is no pushover. The Bobcats are coming off a good year, losing to eventual national champion Appalachian State in the playoffs, but on a national scale, they're known more for being the team that beat Colorado 19-10 in season opener. This is a solid, ranked team that'll need everything in the bag to have any shot of pulling off the shocker, but it has a good run defense and a potentially dangerous passing offense. A&M needs to come out roaring to kick off a light first three weeks of the season before traveling to Miami. Anything less than a blowout will get the Aggie nation grumbling.
Why Montana State Might Win: The Texas A&M pass defense will be merely average early on, and MSU will be more than happy to bomb away. Jack Rolovich, a former Hawaii Warrior, threw too many picks after taking over late last year after starter Cory Carpenter went down. They can both throw deep and they're both good enough to come up with a scoring drive or two if and when A&M gets up. The Aggies won't be able to relax even if they get out to a big lead.
Why Texas A&M Might Win: The MSU run defense might have been great last year, but facing the Aggie ground game is a completely different story. The O line appears to be the best yet in the Dennis Franchione era by far, and it'll take eight men in the box to deal with the running tandem of Mike Goodson and Jorvorskie Lane. QB Stephen McGee should be able to crank out short to midrange passes to his heart's content.
Who to Watch: Everything appears to be in place for A&M to have a big year, but there will be several close games and sophomore Matt Szymanski has to produce. Layne Neumann was a rock-solid kicker, while Szymanski waited his turn despite being a highly touted recruit and missing several attempts early on last year. The coaching staff wants to see what the kicking game can do and if it can be relied on. There won't pressure situation in this game that Szymanski will have to deal with later on in the year, so if he misses, the panic sirens will go off.
What Will Happen: The Aggie ground game will keep the time of possession in its favor in a workmanlike, unspectacular win. Montana State will come up with a few big passes to get everyone squirming, but A&M will always respond.
CFN Prediction: Texas A&M 27 ... Montana State 14 ... Line: No Line
Must See Rating: (5 Hef wants you to take his place on The Girls Next Door, but you can’t because you have to watch this game - 1 Cavemen) ... 1
While I think that they're a little (A LOT!) off on the score, I don't think we should have a problem with this team. It is funny that they picked SMU over the techtards. I'll probably be at that game. Should be fun.
to this: (insert pic of getting killed by the VIP when I can find it)
Gawd I'm a little rusty at Rainbow Six Vegas
Anyways, UPS finally delivered my 360 at 7:49 last night. First off, I can't believe UPS delivered it that late. I sat around at home because I didn't want to miss the UPS man (that's fucking commitment baby!) and I didn't get a chance to go workout (aww...I'm sad...really I am).
Second, well I don't know if there is a second. Wait, yes there is. Total time from bricking my 2nd Xbox and getting my 3rd? (Died 8/10 about 4:30) 2 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours...ish. Not bad turnaround and no expense to me, but shit, I shouldn't have to return a video game console, let alone 2 of them.
Third, I finally got my notification (this morning) from Microsoft that they've shipped my console...
Dear Thomas * *&^%$, (Ha, that makes my last name look like a curse word!)
Xbox Customer Support Service Request ID #: 1041580962
Good news, your Xbox console has been shipped! You can expect to receive it in 3-5 business days.
For your convenience, your shipping information is provided below:
Carrier Name : UPS
Carrier Tracking Number : 1Z05W3584220130557
You may track the status of your package using the UPS website and the tracking number provided above.
If you have questions, please go to www.xbox.com for the most up to date information.
Thank you for your business.
...so I've got that going for me, which is nice. Glad to see you jackasses are on the ball.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Cause it's Game Week! Offseason is over. College Football is back!
I was so pumped that this morning when I was getting dressed, I was already debating with A&M Polo I would wear (see this post: Score!). It's a home game, so I'm going with Maroon. Now it's between the last years model, a.k.a. "new" or the old faithful one that has a 1-7 (I think) record. Yea, so right now I'm leaning towards the new (to me) polo and just retiring the old one.
Here's a little tsip humor to help get the smack talking started.
1. What do you call a drug ring in Austin ?
2. Four UT Longhorns in a car, who's driving?
3. The UT Longhorns have adopted a new "Honor System".
Yes your Honor, No your Honor.
4. The UT Longhorns knew they had to do something for their defense, so they hired a new defensive coordinator:
F. Lee Bailey.
5. How do the UT Longhorns spend their first week at fall practice?
Studying their Miranda Rights.
6. What do you say to a Longhorn in a suit?
Will the defendant please rise?
7. If you see Longhorn football player on a bike, why don't you swerve to hit him?
It might be your bike!
8. The Longhorns employ scouts.
But to look out for cops, not to scout high school kids.
9. I heard a rumor that the Texas Department of Corrections plans build a new prison in Austin , Texas in order to allow Longhorns to walk to school.
10. What do you call it, when a Longhorn goes on vacation?
Time off for good behavior.
11. Why couldn't the Longhorn get into a huddle on the football field?
It's a parole violation to associate with known felons.
12. Obviously Coach Mack Brown is not paying his players if they have to resort to robbing people.
13. Book 'em, Horns!
Good luck to Montana State...you're gonna need it.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Sweet! Looks like my Xbox is on it's way back. Actually, it's currently in Dallas. I expect it to be delivered Monday (hello reason to leave work early!)!
Just got an automated message giving me a tracking number ( 1Z 05W 358 42 2013 055 7) for a package that has to be signed for on delivery.
By the way, copying down a tracking number by hand sucks. Damn those things are long. (That's what she said...wait, what?) I'm way to used to ctrl+c, ctrl+v from an email.
| DALLAS, |
|08/24/2007||6:39 P.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
| MESQUITE, |
|08/24/2007||6:01 P.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
| ||08/24/2007||12:15 P.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
| AUSTIN, |
|08/24/2007||7:51 A.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
| ||08/24/2007||6:38 A.M.||ARRIVAL SCAN|
| MC ALLEN, |
|08/23/2007||9:32 P.M.||DEPARTURE SCAN|
| ||08/23/2007||12:30 P.M.||ORIGIN SCAN|
|US||08/23/2007||8:08 A.M.||BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED|
Way to go Microsoft. A simple email telling me the tracking number would have been nice.
Fuck it. As long as you give me a quieter system that runs cooler, I'll be okay (funny thing, the spell check on Firefox says I should spell "okay" "tokay". Think I can start that trend?). Anyways, I'm dying to play Bioshock. Everybody I know will have finished it by the time I get to start it, which kinda sucks cause I hear the story is great and I don't want to be spoiled on it.
The other thing I need to do is get caught back up with my league games. LSU is my opponent this week (I'm pretty sure) , and he's leading the league I'm in. I'm sure I'll get my ass handed to me, and not just cause I'm out of practice. I've got to get some practice games in before I play him, so it's not too lopsided of a game.
Folow my ineptitude here at League Daddy. Take a guess on what team I'm using.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Bascically it's these 2 guys (director and producer, best friends )just hanging out and talking about nothing and everything (...all at once....). They ramble on and tell stories and to me, it's fucking hilarious. I've been listening to it for about a week, I'm on # 5 (they do one about once a week) and it's some damn good stuff. If you've got some free time or a long commute, I highly recommend it.
Anyways, the good thing about being here is you can catch up on online videos and things like that.
Couple of new things worth noting:
17 minutes of Prison Break Season 3 Premier
While Season 2 was re-damn-diculous (although once my expectations completely bottomed out, I started to enjoy it), this little clip is actually pretty damn good. I'm actually kinda looking forward to this new season. Looks like a good setup to the season.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pre-Season 3 Episode
Very funny show that needs more love. I'm actually in the process of watching this one, but so far it's pretty damn good. Can't wait for the middle of September, which is coming up pretty fast. Damn this year is flying by. Have I done anything worthwhile?
Friday, August 24, 2007
The bolsses in this game are huge and pretty freaking impressive. They're also fun to kill.
(NOTE: I'm not sure if all of these are from GOW, as some may be from GOWII. Still, you get the jist)
I guess this is the silver lining to having my 360 in the shop as I don't know when I would have gotten to play these
I'm hoping to finish this game soon as I badly want to move on to play God of War II.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Here's the cast:
QB: Drew Brees & Tony Romo
RB: Shaun Alexander, Thomas Jones, and Lamont Jordan
WR: Torry Holt, Marques Colston, Dwayne Jarrett
TE: Jason Witten and Desmond Clark
Kicker: Shayne Graham & Olindo Mare
DEF: Dallas & Denver
I basically went off the rankings that were in SI a few weeks ago. Receivers always give me trouble. I'm taking a bit of a chance on Dwayne Jarrett, but I expect him to be solid. Does Torry Holt still have it?
Here's to hoping that Shaun Alexander comes back strong this year. I also expect good things from Thomas Jones.
I hope New Orleans run last year wasn't a fluke, cause I'm gonna need Drew Brees this year. Romo also better keep improving.
I think Dallas defense should be pretty stout this year, if everything I've read on it (which actually isn't much) is true. Wade Phillips is letting them loose.
Anyways, the live draft last night was bor...fucking...ing. Gawd that sucked. 90 minutes I'll never get back. The people I'm playing with (LCVG crew) are kinda lame. I was purposely trying to stir it up, sometimes to no avail.
Looks like I'm getting a newer 360 returned to me.
If I'm reading that right it's BOD: week ending August 18, 2007. Factory #5. I'll have to look that up.
Damn, that's pretty new. Let's see how quickly I get an email notice that it's gone out.
Monday, August 20, 2007
My friend from high school is in The Netherlands, The Hague specifically, for an internship with the UN at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
These are his crazy adventures (with pictures!).
*Not that many people will be interested in this one, it's more for me to have a place to put the link to his blog. Yea, a bookmark would probably be more practical, but then, what the hell would I put on here? Think man, think!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
As of today, the status still reads:
Device: Xbox360 Hardware
Serial Number: 610970554806
Warranty Status: Out of Warranty
Repair Status: Device Received at Service Center
Looks like I won't be having it to play Bioshock. Shame.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This one came as a surprise to me as I haven't really heard anything about it until a few days before it's release. It's another Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds cd, which I guess is a follow up to the Live at Luther College cd they made, which happens to be one of my all time favorites (seriously, it's the top 5 for sure, and probably in the top 3).
While I'm sad to see one of my all time favorite songs on their (Satellite), but it looks like alot of the classics, including Crash, are on there and it seems that there are plenty of newer DMB songs as well. I was, however, hoping to see a "All Along the Watchtower" version with just Dave and Tim, as the DMB cover is probably my favorite (yes, it edges out Jimi's...)
Looking forward to giving this a listen as soon as I can clear out a few more Podcasts.
Tracking Number: 1Z 05W 358 89 4906 323 9
Delivered On: 08/15/2007 5:09 P.M.
Signed By: MITCH JONES
Delivered To: MCALLEN, TX, US
Service: 3 DAY SELECT
Weight: 8.00 Lbs
MC ALLEN,TX, US
08/15/2007 5:09 P.M. DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:22 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:17 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
Now why haven't you done anything with it?
Device: Xbox360 Hardware
Serial Number: 610970554806
Warranty Status: Out of Warranty
Repair Status: Empty Box Shipped to Customer
Your service.xbox.com site still hasn't been updated, and I don't feel like waiting on hold for 15 minutes just to talk to somebody with such a heavy Indian accent, that I can barely understand them.
I swear I'm this close (*holds up fingers like an inch apart...just so we're clear) to going to get a PS3 for $350.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 1
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 2
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 3
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 4
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 5
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia : Teaser 6
I'm soo glad this show's coming back soon.
I wake up this morning, get to work and check the UPS site, and it's out for delivery to Microsoft of the factory or wherever they're taking it. Damn that was fast. I may actually have a chance at getting it back by next Tuesday's Bioshock Day!
MC ALLEN,TX, US
08/15/2007 8:22 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/15/2007 8:17 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
08/15/2007 7:19 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/15/2007 6:58 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SAN ANTONIO,TX, US
08/15/2007 6:08 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/15/2007 5:07 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P,TX, US
08/15/2007 4:22 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
FORT WORTH,TX, US
08/14/2007 8:40 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
08/14/2007 8:16 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/14/2007 6:48 P.M. PICKUP SCAN
08/10/2007 11:29 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sweet, the coffin is here.
Let's track the repairs my 360 goes through as seen through UPS.
Tracking Detail Help
Your package has been delivered.
Tracking Number: 1Z 05W 358 03 1876 689 6
Delivered On: 08/14/2007 12:26 P.M.
Signed By: MCLAUPHIN
Delivered To: GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, US
Shipped/Billed On: 08/11/2007
Weight: 1.00 Lb
Location Date Local Time Description
TX, US 08/14/2007 12:26 P.M. DELIVERY
08/14/2007 6:35 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
08/14/2007 5:46 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P,
TX, US 08/14/2007 5:23 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/14/2007 5:00 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
TX, US 08/13/2007 11:35 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
08/13/2007 3:50 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 08/11/2007 8:24 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Plan is to get home early enough to get the package out of the Apartment leasing office, box up the console and take it to a UPS station tonight. I'm on a race to get the console back before Bioshock drops next Tuesday. Sadly, it's a race I don't think I'll win.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Turned on the console today to try out Jet Set Radio Future that I bought off of before I left for Houston. I also wanted to go ahead and leave feedback on the guy before it was too late.
It froze on the boot up screen. Turned the system off, then back on. Thought to my self, as I walked back to the kitchen, "Damn I hope the thing doesn't break on me". Turn back to look, and I see the 3 Red lights. Red Ring of Death.
Console # 2 (yes, my second) is dead.
Called Xbox Support imediately after, and after being routed to Microsoft India, I get them to send me the coffin. This should be fun to track.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
McLovin, that sounds like a sexy hamburger
I can't decide which quote I like more, the one in the title, or the one directly above. Hilarious.
OK, this is probably the last movie I really want to see this summer (I never saw the previous Bourne's, so that rules out the last one until I see them) and it looks to be hilarious. Michael Cerra is a comedic genius, and you should know that from watching Arrested Development.
Now check out this clip...and it's probably NSFW.
I was dying laughing when I first saw that.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Funny thing. I have a voice that screams this in my head, in either a little kid voice or an Asian voice (depending on which one I'm looking at) each time the kid does it. It's like a bad Aggie joke where you could keep me busy for hours (ok, days really) just buy putting these in front of me.
As funny at the Asian one is, the little black kid is still my favorite. Probably because of the little black kid voice that goes off on my head.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Messenger: A thousand nations of the Persian empire descend upon you. Our arrows
will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.
Messenger: Who does this woman think she is that she can speak among men?
Queen Gorgo: Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.
Probably my two of my favorite lines from this awesome movie.