Arbitrary Randomness
Friday, September 28, 2001
So I'm looking at some articles on the web, and find one about Soldier Field not going to go with naming rights to the stadium. I thought, wow, that's cool. Someone not selling out. So I read the article, and it said something to the effect of "we're not going to sell the name to the stadium, cuz it's not the right time, in light of what happened on Septempber 11th." So i guess that means that they will sell out, just not right now. Oh well. I guess i can be happy knowing that it is still "Michigan Stadium". I hope it never turns into "Cottage Inn Stadium"

So I'm listening to AM 1270, and of course it's the Lockerroom, and Eli really pissed me off. He was complaining about the extra security at Comerica Park. He was asking if it was really necessary for them to check his ID everytime he went in, and check his bags and equipment everytime he went in. His argument is that he has been covering the tigers for 25 years. After they check once, why do they need to check everytime. I wanted to call in, and ask Eli if he was wearing headphones, for two reasons. One, are you listening to yourself??? do you realize how ridiculous you sound?? And second, how can you fit those headphones on with your head so big. I can't believe your ego is so big that you assume that everyone knows who you are, and that you are too important to spend an extra couple of minutes waiting while they check your bags and ID. Your time must be more important than anyone elses. You can afford to be inconvenienced before getting in free to the game.

Sometimes I don't agree with Kirk, but good thing he was there to set him straight. He made Eli look like a total ass in my opinion. He kept asking him questions, and Eli didn't answer any of them (cuz he realized he was an ass, i think). Kirk slammed him big with the question/statement, "How do they know that you didn't put your equipment down somewhere, and someone switched your bags without you knowing, and now you're carrying a bomb, and there's a guy on I-75 with a remote control?" This was followed by silence from Eli...... i was just waiting for the Scent of a Women "hooooo-waaaaaaah"

OK, that's it for now..... click on my comments, and tell me i'm wrong

"Ray, if someone asks if you're a god, you say 'YES!!!!' "
Thursday, September 27, 2001
See the dancing squirrell and weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Are my comments working, or are people just not commenting on my less-than-interesting blogs??

Good thing the Tigers lost last night. If they keep winning, their not going to make 100 losses this year!!!!! although i suppose they only have to win one more to ruin that goal.

So Jordan's back.... what I don't understand is people in the media (Gary Danielson) complaining about how they everyone is making a big deal out of it, and yet he keeps talking about it!!!! If you don't care, and are sick of the coverage, JUST STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!! My personal opinion on the topic is basically, I don't care. I have no problem with him coming back. If he wants to play, then play. The only issue is that whenever he retires, he says that he won't come back, but i suppose he always leaves a little room for changing his mind by saying he's 99% sure. But hey, people change their mind all the time. I know I do. Yesterday, I was getting dressed, and put on a sweater, than about a minute later, i changed to a shirt.

What I really wish was that Jordan didn't leave when he did (this past time). Not that I want to see him or the Bulls fail (although in the early 90s that would be true), but I think that Indiana would have beaten them in the playoffs, and I wouldn't have to hear all the crap about "well, there should be an asterick by that championship, cuz Jordan is gone." that's a bunch of crap. You could say that about any championship. Bulls won without Bird or Magic in the league.

OK, enough about that.... the real question is, does anyone really care about the NBA??? I know for one, i lost interest in the late 90s. I think it was partially due to the fact that all the names I knew growing up, from when i first started paying attention to basketball, were finally gone. I still considered guys like Webber, Shaq, and Mourning "new guys" to the league. I don't know if this makes sense, but that's what i think. I did make an honest effort to try and follow the NBA last year. All I was able to do was follow the Pistons. Hopefully, I'll be able to expand that this year.

OK, enough blabbing, time for a quote:

"somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes"
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
OK, another week without blogging.... can't think of anything profound to say. I'm hoping by just starting to type some things will come to mind.

Does anybody need tickets to Saturday's Michigan/Illinois game?

I don't think my comments are working properly. Hopefully I'll get some time to fix that soon. Unless it is working, then i will go by the "if it ain't baroque, don't fix it" (that seems like it should be worth 5 points, although i think it's pretty easy.... although i think any quote that i put up is easy, cuz i know the answer to it.)

for another 5 points, what state did Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn start from on their way to Aspen?
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
I apologize for not writing for a week. My comments are usually humorous (or at least i try to be humorous) or meaningless, and they seemed even more meaningless in light of last week's tragedy.

I do have some thoughts, and maybe I'll get them out here some time, but it's probably not anything different than you've heard from others.

I found this link to be very moving. I find it amazing the sorrow felt worldwide.

This was also a nice story about something that I had the priviledge of participating in. I'd like to share some thoughts from my experience and some calls i received when I have a bit more time to type.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Oh yeah, and the old comments are gone.... not my fault.... anywho, Russ and Noli, I'm not sure what the score is, but i think it was 25-23, in favor of noli, but i could be wrong.
i'm not sure why the numbers aren't after the comments, but they appear to be working
Monday, September 10, 2001
I don't have anything to say, just trying to see if this fixes the re-blogger..... let's hope so = )
nothing profound to say just yet (or i don't have the time). noon o'clock (Sorry it's a few minutes late)....

5 points....

"Surreal, but nice"

Comments have been quirky today, so email if you have to
Friday, September 07, 2001
OK, i don' t know if any of you are seeing my posts, cuz i can see them when i am editing, but not when I go to the web page itself.... sorry if you cannot see the noon o'clock quote.
Good afternoon, at the tone the time will be ..... twelve....o'clock..... exactly................................................BEEEEP

"E....Eagle......Egypt.....Easter.....Easter bunny...."
keep waiting......
Not yet, Russ.....
Russ, are you sitting at your computer, hitting refresh, hoping i post a little early??

I think today's will be difficult too, more so than yesterday (either that, or I have no concept of which are easy and which are hard). I supposed the difficulty comes down to the number of time you've seen the movie, how long ago it was since you've seen it, and how prominent of a line it was in the movie.

I do think today's movie quote is from a movie that is a little more obscure, so I will make it 10 points, then next week, I will return to the 5 point quotes...

and the quote is......

(you have to wait another 15 minutes)

(that's not the quote, i am saying, you have to wait another 15 minutes, so don't try to guess what movie had "you have to wait another 15 minutes" in it, because that's not the quote, so don't guess (even though i know that you will))
Thursday, September 06, 2001
Sorry, i'm 7 minutes late...

(actual spelling may be wrong)


(i think this one is tougher, so i will make it 8 points)
The much anticipated (for tennis fans) match occurred last night between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. In a truly amazing 3-plus hour match, not one time did either player break serve. 48 games were played, and each player held serve. All four sets went to tiebreakers with Agassi winning the first set, and Sampras winning the next three. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay up for the entire match, but the parts I caught were pretty exciting.

Another exciting player is 19 year old American Andy Roddick. If you haven't seen Roddick play, you should. It's amazing the speed he gets on his serves. He may come off as cocky, but I think it's more confidence than cocky-ness. He plays tonight, and it will probably be on USA around 9 start time (depending on the length of the previous match). Or maybe you just don't care about tennis and were bored out of your mind for the past 2 minutes while reading this.

and the quote of the day....... wait till noonish = )

Welcome to blogging Goalieman
Tuesday, September 04, 2001
Did you know that the Goodwill Games are currently taking place in Australia??? (Maybe the more important question is 'Do you care?') The reason I ask is that I noticed that there is an event called Surf Lifesaving. It sounds like what you see on Baywatch when the characters are trying out to be life guards. I would be interested to see that. It might be a fun watch. I'll have to keep an eye on TNT to see if they show it at all.

OK, Noli, here's your chance (I think Russ is gone for the day) .....

"gee, i'm really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky"
I can't remember the other quotes i wanted to use, but try this one....

"oooooh, no more yanky my wanky, the donger need food" (5 bonus points)

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