March 31, 2007

Postpone those tee times!

Well it took me almost as long to post on the Pens making the playofss as it took them to do it, but after 6 long, painful years the Penguins are officially back in the chase for Lord Stanley's Cup!

They did it in the most fitting fashion too... a come from behind win over the Caps.

Don't forget your sand wedge Olie!

So the Pens are currently a point up in the division over the Devils thanks to their OT loss in Toronto tonight, but the Devils have a game in hand and an easier schedule down the stretch. I still think the boys can get it done though. Even if they don't, if you had told me in September that the Pens would have the inside track to the 2 seed in the East with a week to go in the season, I would have gladly taken it.

Things to note:
  • The Pens have the best record in hockey since the All-Star break.
  • The Pens have the best home record in the East.
  • The Pens are arguably the toughest team in the league to play against right now.

Welcome back Croucher!

Liverpool had a huge tilt with Arsenal this afternoon (or morning for us Yanks), with 3rd place in the Premiership on the line. 3rd is more critical than ever with the new UEFA Pres. trying to change Champions League qualifying from the top 4 to the top 3. But I digress...

Peter Crouch, back in the lineup after surgery to repair his broken nose, scored just 4 minutes in thanks to some nice work in the corner between Pennant and Arbeola. Crouchy added another before the half ended. Daniel Agger put in a nice header in the second half before Arsenal finally got one by Pepe Reina. And then it happened...

Suck it Gunners!

Now the team is off to Eindhoven for their Champions League tie on Tuesday. But not before Rafa met with Hicks and Gillett this evening to tell them how he is going to spend their money this summer.

March 22, 2007

Odds and ends...

So I am smack in the middle of mid-terms this week (3 down, 1 to go) which is why I still haven't gotten back to posting much. I had a pretty solid day though so I figured I'd give it a go.
  • I spent pretty much my entire work day today watching my boss go over my last 3 (or so) months of work with a fine toothed comb (and sharp, red pen) only to have her come to the conclusion that it more or less rocked the house. At which point she informed me that I am never allowed to leave her. So yeah, I'll get right to work on my new book "How to Survive Working Only 22 Hours A Week" as soon as this semester ends.
  • So far mid-terms have been pretty solid. Saturday is the one I really need to nail though. Keep the faith!
  • My new Gerrard jersey arrived in the mail today... good times!
  • I was again unable to get school to waive my second PE unit, so it appears that I will be taking Beginning Golf in the Fall. FORE!
  • Finally, if this doesn't bring a smile to your face nothing will. YNWA!!!

24: How stupid do they think we are?

So the batteries on my Official Jack Bauer Suspension of Disbelief Emitter ran out this week and here's what I came up with:
  • If it's 6:30pm in L.A. it is 7:30am in Omsk, Russia... I somehow doubt that the Russian President's wife would be giving a speech at 7:30 in the morning. Call me crazy.
  • There is no way Wayne Palmer would have Powers Boothe as his VP! Especially after David Palmer had the power hungry VP in season 2. Nevermind that Powers Boothe only plays bad guys. Didn't Wayne see Sudden Death? Didn't that play into his decision?
  • After doing some rough math I've determined the most conservative estimate still puts Jack in his late 40's. Realistically he's probably at least 50. Not to mention the fact that he has a little wear and tear on those old bones. Is this really the guy we want the fate of our country depending on? Can they reanimate Curtis or something?
The truly sad part is... these are the kinds of thoughts that go through my head. A little sad, yes?

March 13, 2007

March 5, 2007

Just another manic Monday!

So Chris, how was your day?

  • Some dopey lady rear-ended me on my way to work. I guess her lame conversation with her three dopey lady passengers was more important than not running me over. Damage is minimal and she seems to be being pretty cool about the whole thing.
  • I got a 69 on my Geology quiz. That's actually not a bad thing. You'll have to trust me on that one...
  • Mario sent out a letter effectively telling local PA officials that they had better put together a real proposal like yesterday, or they can start saving up for their new Kansas City Penguins jerseys.
  • Draft status on Fantasy Baseball was set to Ready!!! Fantasy Baseball, this time it's Roto!
So yeah, happy Monday to all. On the positive side of things, I'm telecommuting tomorrow. Yay...

March 2, 2007

200 reasons why Wayne can suck it!

It has begun... The Kid has started his assault on Wayne's records. And it's gonna get worse for The Gambler before it gets better.
The picture above pretty much says it all. The guy in charge of the big NHL record book had better get used to erasing Gretzky and writing in Crosby. Maybe it has a search and replace feature or something. In any event, any day that makes Wayne a little less special is a good day.

"Man do I suck..."