Tuesday, March 30, 2004
I was listening to 1270 this morning, but I'm not sure why. I seem to get annoyed if I listen to Spindler for too long. This morning they were talking about adding 2 more playoff teams in the NFL, and Spindler was saying how it wasn't a good idea. I'm not sure how I feel about the idea. I'm not totally for it, but I'm not totally against it either. I haven't come to a conclusion yet. But some of the arguements that he was making didn't make any sense. He was saying that if you do well in the regualar season, that you should be rewarded with a bye. And that the byes should reward working hard all season. To me, it would make the upper teams try even harder during the regular season, since only one team is getting the bye. Not only are you fighting for home field advantage, but also the only first round bye (for your conference). I'm not completely sure that he understood that it was only adding one team per conference, because he kept emphasizing that teams that do well should be awarded with a bye. What better incentive to the best team during the regular season than to have only one team with a bye?
Monday, March 29, 2004
I thought it would be cool if Michigan could have played Oregon in the Rose Bowl this year, in an effort to get revenge and make up for the loss earlier in the season. Well, that didn't happen, but they do get to play them in basketball. Let's hope they have a better outcome than the football team.
Friday, March 26, 2004
I got an ad in the mail from Sears the other day. It was a coupon for $500 off siding. The catch was that it was for homeowners only.
Are there a lot of non-homeowners out there that need siding?
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
I mentioned a long time ago how A TTelephone company (that I will refrain from mentioning the name) that I had in the past had really sucky service. I forget all the details of the different things that happened, but I remember the last thing was that when the account was closed, there was like a $5 credit on the account. It took many months and numerous phone calls to get that resolved.
Yesterday, while flipping through the mail, I saw an envelope from A TTelephone company. A TTelephone company was sending me a bill for some new "Universal Charge Something-or-other". Please note that the account with A TTelephone company was closed over 2 years ago. It had a phone number to call about the charges. The number gave me an explanation on how this new charge was being charged by the FCC and A TTelephone company was choosing to pass the charge on to their customers. I understand that, but I am no longer a customer of A TTelephone company (well, I am a customer of a telephone company, but not A TTelephone company). So I call the general customer service number, and after about 5 minutes through an automated system which was no help, I get put on hold for the next available operator which should be available in about 10 minutes.
15 minutes later, I'm still on hold, and dinner is getting cold, so I hung up. I will call back again tonight, and fill you in on the details. I just don't see how A TTelephone company can charge me about $20 for an account that has been close for over 2 years.
Just a warning to all 3 of my readers that A TTelephone company sucks. Not all telephone companies, but A TTelephone company. Please let me know if you want to know the name of A TTelephone company, because I want everyone to be aware of A TTelephone company suckiness.
I still can't figure out if Drew Sharp says stuff just to be controversial, or if he really believes it. Yesterday on "The Big Show" on 1270, he said that playing in the NIT does no good, except for maybe a little financial advantage. He was saying that if you aren't in the NCAA Tournament, it's pointless to keep playing.
According to this philosophy, there should only be one bowl game.... the BCS Championship. There is no benefit to play in any other bowl game. The experience, the extra time playing with teammates apparently does no good to improve your team.
I need to start calling into radio shows.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Just once, I want to go to a web site, and have a banner ad tell me that I am NOT an instant winner. I guess buying lottery tickets takes care of that.
I've heard some people downplaying th efeat that the Pistons have kept 5 straight opponents under 70 points, saying that they weren't quality teams, or that the other teams give up a little late in the game when they are down so much. That may be true, but I'm thinking there have been many other times when teams had a stretch of games again non-quality teams that may have given up late in the game..... and those teams have never done this.
I need to start calling into sports talk shows..... I've realized lately that I've had what I think is an obvious view of an issue that no one is bringing up (at least not while I am listening). For instance, this morning on WDFN, Jaime and Brady (and Shep Shep Shep) were talking about the lack of people at the Michigan game last night, and whether it's just Michigan college basketball isn't as big as it was thought is just the University of Michigan, or the State of Michigan as a whole. I do think that the fan support for Michigan Basketball as a whole isn't the greatest, but I think there is a general "down-ness" on the program after the problems in recent years. I know these guys had nothing to do with the problems of Michigan Basketball, but I still think that there is some sort of healing process with the fans, and they will be back. As for last night specifically, I would think that not many people showed up because most people probably didn't know the details of the game until Monday. The fact that the weather made driving conditions poor, and the game didn't start until 9 PM had something to do with the low turnout. I know that's not addressing the general topic that they were talking about, but yesterday's attendance is what triggered the topic, and that's my fiftieth of a dollar.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
A month or so ago, there was all this talk about Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame, and the higher standard that Hall of Famers should live up to. This also came into question a few years ago when Lawrence Taylor was inducted into the Hall of Fame. What I want to know is why isn't this kind of stuff brought up for the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame?
Monday, March 08, 2004
I passed a dry cleaners the other day, and saw a sign in the window advertising a special.... "50% wedding dress.... limit one"
Are there many people out there who have more than one wedding dress to clean?
Thursday, March 04, 2004
I might have referred to this before, but I'm noticing it again. I've heard more references to "George Bush" or "Mr. Bush" instead of "President Bush".
I know not everyone may like him, but doesn't he deserve the respect to be addressed as "President Bush"
(cue Russ on "I know I've earned it" line from "A Few Good Men")