Arbitrary Randomness
Thursday, August 29, 2002
Stating the obvious: Tigers are officially out of the playoffs
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
I forgot to mention this after the Lions game at Ford Field.

The turf is artificial.... but when there were big hits or cuts, you could see dirt/water/something come up from the ground.

What the heck was that stuff?????
In reference to a commercial that ESPN had on about Tennessee that was supposedly offensive to UT fans (I didn't see it), Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said he had yet to see it. He said, "`I've got a football game to get ready for, but I've heard it's in poor taste,'' he said.

Hey Fulmer, isn't it also in poor taste to vote the 1997 Michigan team THIRD, just because you were upset that Woodson beat out Manning for the Heisman?
WARNING: This may be a "you had to see it" funny...

Last night, I turned on USA to catch the Andy Roddick first round match of the US Open. Before the match, a reporter was interviewing Martin Verkerk, Roddick's opponent. After the interview, the reporter started heading down the hallway to look for Andy Roddick, and Verkerk pointed into a direction asking if that was the way he was supposed to go. The reporter said, something like "yes, go that way. Rusty the bailiff has some documents for you to sign."

I couldn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Sometimes I just laugh uncontrollably over something that isn't very funny (or funny at all). For example, while reading an article about the Oakland Raiders offense, this caught me funny for some reason:

Gannon, Jerry Rice and Tim Brown are a combined 111 years old
Monday, August 26, 2002
I caught part of Little Nicky this weekend, and I just didn't get it. It seemed very weird and twisted.
New York Jets are looking for veteran QB familiar with the west coast offense. What can we get for Ty Detmer?????? (BRING BACK DREISBACH!!!!!!)
I believe all of the regular commenters of my blog are away from their computers for the next few days.... feel free to comment away if you are not one of the usual commenters.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have beat the Detroit Tigers as the first team to be mathemagically eliminated from the playoffs.

Will the Tigers beat the strike date and be eliminated from the playoffs before every other team is? With a combo of Tigers losses and other teams wins, it could happen in just 3 days!!!!
Friday, August 23, 2002
I crack up whenever I see the "Joe Boxer at KMart" commercial with the guy dancing.


I was watching the news this morning, and protesters outside of the President's hotel were hit with pepper spray. I thought to myself that this is not the first time that protesters have been hit with pepper spray. I further thought that the protesters had to have some idea that the protest would get unruly, and involve cops, and yes, pepperspray. Yet, you never see anyone with any sort of defense against the pepper spray. One would think that protesters would be smart enought to bring some sort of defense.

If I am ever protesting anything, I am going to bring a pair of swimming goggles along with me. Sure, I'll look a bit goofy, but my eyes will be protected from a direct hit of pepper spray.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
I am by far NOT the greatest speller around, but it still amuses me when I see mispelled words/wrong words used:

Tuesday, August 20, 2002
In as little as a week, the Detroit Tigers could be mathematically out of the playoffs.
NOTE TO SELF: Don't wait 2 years before exercising, then go play softball, and not expect to be sore the next few days.
Monday, August 19, 2002
Fantasy Football Draft is complete..... now onto College Football.

So, who's in for tailgating on the 31th? Burgers, Dogs, Sammiches, Souffle?
Thursday, August 15, 2002
So I'm watching The West Wing last night, and i've seen the episode before. It reminded me of something I found odd about it. At the end of the episode, everyone seems to get all chummy with VPOTUS. It seems as though (at least I got the impression) that Hoynes will be more involved in subsequent episodes, but I don't think he was on again for the rest of the season.

I wonder if he will play a bigger role in the upcoming season with the election being closer.

I don't think it did on last night's episode, but I keep meaning to comment that it rains an awful lot on the show.
I was flipping through channels yesterday, and came across "Remember the Titans". I have to say, that was one great movie, and I think it will be like Shawshank, where if i'm flipping through channels, and see that it's on, I will inevitably stop and watch it.

If you haven't seen it yet, you should.
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
I have never understood the Elvis craze. I realize I wasn't around for his glory days, but I can't relate to the crazies that love him so much. Maybe there isn't a current equal, but I can't imagine any singer, or any celebrity for that matter, that is currently around that gets the attention that Elvis seems to have. I mean, there are the Brittney Spears of the world that are constantly flocked by the media and fans, but I don't see that carrying over 20-30 years from now, that people will still be crazy about her, and want to tour her home, and stuff like that.

Is the fact that he died add to the mystique??

I just don't get it.... especially since he learned his "sexy dancing" from a young Forrest Gump.
Monday, August 12, 2002
Annoucement: Arbitrary Random Thoughts may not be as regular this week, due to the fact that the main author has locked himself in his war room preparing for his Fantasy Football Draft next Sunday.

Feel Free to use the comments and tagboard at your disposal.
Friday, August 09, 2002
Stupid Tag Board not working
Thursday, August 08, 2002
I know I've complained about this before but I saw this in an article today:

"Rookie quarterback Shaun Hill has been far more impressive in camp than veteran backup Spergon Wynn."

Spergon Wynn, who has been a back-up for 2 years is considered a veteran. I just don't get it.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Being that it was Tuesday night, and there wasn't anything else on TV, I decided to give The Rerun show another chance.

I have to admit, I did chuckle a few times, but it was more because of the fact that some of the actors/actresses had the mannerisms, facial expressions, etc. of the real characters down. So it was funny the first time, but won't be funny subsequent times (in my opinion).
Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Pepsi Blue - Me not so much. Taste like a melted fruit flavored slurpee with carbonation

I don't know if I expressed my views on Vanilla Coke, but I really like it.

I'm still looking for Red Fusion. Not sure if it's available here yet, but I haven't seen it yet.
I only caught bits and pieces of the game, but I have to say that I liked the Madden/Michaels combo on MNF. Madden looked a little uncomfortable (or maybe it just looked awkward) when they showed them standing in the booth with the Commissioner (not Russ, even though we know that Russ is the REAL Commish)
Monday, August 05, 2002
Trying to catch up on the latest NFL news to prepare for Fantasy Football, I read the following:

Jets' Pro-Bowl defensive end John Abraham sprained his left knee during practice Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Abraham sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee when another player rolled on him during a goal-line play in a mock scrimmage. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday. Abraham led the Jets with 13 sacks and six forced fumbles last year.

Not that this concerns me, but it made me wonder..... What exactly is a "mock scrimmage" ?
Friday, August 02, 2002
I watched NBC's new show "The Rerun Show" last night...... me not so much
Thursday, August 01, 2002
This just cracks me up:

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