Now don’t you have someone to go play a trick on or something….
Monthly Archives: October 2003
Tickets for “An Acoustic and Electric Evening with Dave Matthews and Friends” go on sale to the public beginning this Saturday, November 1. As announced here previously, Trey will be joining Dave Matthews for twelve dates in December and January. The band also includes Brady Blade, Tony Hall, Tim Reynolds, and Ray Paczkowski, who’s played keyboards with Trey’s solo band for the past couple of years. The shows will also feature special guest Emmylou Harris and Spyboy. For the dates and full onsale information, please visit the Dave Matthews website at http://dmband.com.
In related news, Trey will join Dave and his solo band as the musical guest of Saturday Night Live on November 8 (the host is US Open men’s singles champion Andy Roddick) and on Late Night with David Letterman both December 18 and 19.
Oct. 30 — Michael Hanscom admits it probably wasn’t the best idea. He thought the photo on his personal blog of Apple computers being offloaded at a Microsoft loading dock might get a couple of smirks from friends. He never imagined it would cost him his job. full article | his actual post
I guess I better watch my ass huh? Bah, yea right!
By Mike Vick, as told to David Fleming, ESPN The Magazine
Mike Vick’s cool style and cooler mastery of his position had him, at 23, on the verge of becoming a transcendent sports icon. He was in demand for commercials and set to grace the cover of The Mag’s NFL preview. Then, as you may know, Vick broke his right fibula in an August preseason game against Baltimore. We lost our cover, he lost his season and the NFL lost its biggest star. Although Vick’s return this year is still uncertain, we checked in with him recently to see how he’s holding up. “Come on,” he said during rehab at the Falcons facility. “Let’s walk, let’s talk.” We mostly listened. -D.F.
The day before the Baltimore game, we had our annual kickoff luncheon for our fans at the Georgia Dome. Toward the end, Dan Reeves gave me the team MVP award. When I went up to accept it, I grabbed the mike and yelled, “Hopefully, I’ll see y’all in Texas for the Super Bowl.”
The next day I was getting carried off the field.
I was set to blow up this year. All the work I did this off-season made me feel like I’d be 10 times better. I came out in the preseason opener against Green Bay and ran around, had some fun and scored on two possessions. I came to the sidelines thinking, “That’s a wrap on preseason.”
Then I’m out there playing almost a full quarter against Baltimore and, for the first time in my career, I was playing not to get hurt. And look what happened. Before the injury I was on the field wondering why I was still out there. I was very upset about that. I felt like I should have played two possessions, not a whole quarter. Anybody who asks me, to this day — including Coach Reeves — I’ll tell them it was crazy for me to be out there risking injury. They lost me. Lost me for who knows how long.
It hurts the team. When Steve Young and Dan Marino went down, their teams weren’t the same. Chemistry changes. Everybody feeds off the quarterback. He controls the whole game, the whole team. When you’re in the huddle, giving them that play, they see the belief in your eyes. If I tell a lineman not to jump or I’ll put my foot in his a-s-s, he won’t jump. Or if I say, “We need a f — ing yard and if we can’t get a yard, we need to get off this damn field.” Then it’s like, boom, we get it.
The hardest part for me has been not feeling like part of the team. I feel like I let my teammates down. I scrambled on a play that I didn’t have to. I was trying to make something happen, which I shouldn’t have done. So I’ve realized I have to be more cautious and protect myself.
I won’t say I’ve been depressed. But I’ve been down, real down. I tried to shower the first night I was home. Couldn’t do it. The leg was so swollen and sore I couldn’t even touch it. So I tried to stand just on my left leg under the water. But the blood rushed to the right leg, and it throbbed so bad I had to lay down. I was alone in my room, just looking at my leg in a cast, going, “damn.”
I spent that first week alone, up in my room. I played PlayStation. I read a ton. I had a lot of time to myself. I learned a lot about myself. I got to see my life and the game from a different perspective. It was so easy my first two years. This made me grow up a lot. Now I know I can deal with anything this league throws at me. Shoot, I’m gonna be even more dangerous. When I come back, goal No.1 will be to get us back to .500. But it’s hard to go on a winning streak in this league. So I’m also just looking forward to playing a team that’s winning and beating them and knocking them out of the playoffs. That’s what I’ll do, I’ll be the league’s silent killer. I’ll come back and play with a lot of love and passion and have an impact no matter what. Because I have missed this game so much. You don’t even know.
But I won’t come back until I’m completely ready. I won’t come back until I can cut like I used to, at full speed with no worry, no soreness and no fear. And if that doesn’t happen? I’m sorry, I’m not coming back this season. I’ll be a Falcon for a long time. I have a lot of time to win that Super Bowl. I was looking forward to this being the year. But I know now, next year or the year after that — one of those years is gonna be our year.
When I do step back on the field, I’m still going to think I’m the best player out there. I still have a lot of confidence. I was joking the other day that if I ran a 4.2 before the injury, shoot, now I probably run a 4.1. There’s still Mike Vick up here and all the other quarterbacks down there. They’re all great quarterbacks. But what I do is different. You gotta break one of my bones to stop me, right? When I get back, if you try to stop me from running, boom, I hit the hot receiver singled up outside. Now try to stop me from passing. Cool. You left the middle open. Bam. I’m gone for a big gain. First down. Let’s go. Let’s go.
Aw, man, football is so much fun.
I know teams are going to try and test me when I come back. I know they’re going to come after me, see what the injury has done to me, see if it’s changed me at all. So come after me. Test me. Blitz me. I invite the blitz. I welcome it. Please.
You won’t catch me. You still won’t catch me.
This article appears in the Nov. 10 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
I forgot about this page fantasy teams 2002
The following are the players that I’ll be paying most attention to this year… They are the players I have on one or more fantasy teams. I have four fantasy teams. Only Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson, both of the New Jersey Nets, made all four teams. Lebron James, Tony Parker, and Richard Hamilton lead a good solid group of guys who made three of my teams. Tim Duncan, Carmelo Anthony, and a couple other noteables made two of the teams. Scattered on a few other teams are players like Tracy McGrady, Karl Malone, Jason Kidd, and Yao Ming to name a few. I don’t have Kobe or Shaq on any of my teams. I wish I had Gary Payton.
Player (Position-NBA Team) My Fantasy Team
Martin, Kenyon (PF-NJ) CS, 2D, TDT, S
Jefferson, Richard (SF-NJ) CS, 2D, TDT, S
James, LeBron (GF-Cle) CS, 2D, TDT
Hamilton, Richard (GF-Det) CS, 2D, S
Parker, Tony (PG-SA) CS, 2D, S
Kittles, Kerry (SG-NJ) 2D, TDT, S
McKie, Aaron (GF-Phi) 2D, TDT, S
Szczerbiak, Wally (GF-Min) 2D, TDT, S
Anthony, Carmelo (SF-Den) CS, TDT
Duncan, Tim (FC-SA) CS, TDT
Coleman, Derrick (FC-Phi) CS, S
Milicic, Darko (F-Det) CS, S
Ford, T.J. (PG-Mil) 2D, S
Wells, Bonzi (GF-Por) 2D, TDT
CS – Cosmic Shame
2D – 2 Ducks
TDT – Tenacious D Time
S – Scatterbrains
Cosmic Shame and 2 Ducks are the only teams I really care about because they are in leagues with friends, rather than the other two that are in some random Yahoo league.
And you have to honestly know it. No looking. No cheating.
Gary Payton looked great in his official Laker debut. As did Karl Malone. The Lakers whooped the Mavericks last night to start the season on a great note. Kobe however didn’t play.
Please note: This was the 27th time in a row that LA has beat Dallas in LA. The last time Dallas has come into LA and beat the Lakers was in 1990. Wow.
Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock
Get Ready. Shit starts tonight.
I have the biggest god damned zit on the right side of my nose… It is really annoying.. I think I will chop it off tonight with a knife. Fuck beauty.
Whats annoying is not how it makes my appearance that much more classy, but the fact that it is obstructing my vision. I frankly just can’t see around it. (okay, im over exaggerating, its not that bad, but I do see it if i look at my nose)
But Still not able to get past Airport Security
NEWARK, New Jersey (CNN) — An alligator on its way from Miami, Florida, to Newark on an American Airlines jet escaped from its crate in flight but was recaptured on landing…
…upon arrival at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the alligators was found out of its crate, but still in a burlap sack with its snout bound.
Okay, I promised myself I wouldn’t use the Internet for a little while because I am in the midst of some major work but thought I’d let you in on this new amazing little record.
I think I just amassed a land record for sitting in my chair in my office here to going to my apartment, grabbing the checklist, and then returning to this chair… total time 3 minutes 52 seconds
it took me longer to write that than it did to go get the list, anway… in a few
I can confirm that I’ve had readers from the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany, Spain, France, Malaysia, China, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, Mexico, Switzerland, Korea, Iran, Austria, Egypt, Italy, Philippines, Denmark, Singapore, Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Bulgaria, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, The Netherlands….
So I wonder. How’s it going? What do you think?
I’d like to find out more ways to reach out and interact with people from all over the globe. They find me either through search engines or directories or whatever. I have no idea how long or how little they stay at this site, but for those of you who come and find yourself staying for a little while, what’s going on? How are you… FYI, I consider anyone who comes to this site an instant friend, so lets chat.
One thing can be certain when the NBA Season starts tomorrow and that is:
SHAQ IS THE MAN!
Maybe I should just stop drinking coffee and water. It’s just the more you drink the more you have to get up, stop what you are doing, and go to the bathroom. It’s quite annoying. I mean, I’m not gonna switch to less cause that is just crazy talk. More? Well that would be dangerous. Hmm, but maybe there is a threshold that I can cross and then I won’t have to go to the bathroom. Like, right now I am teetering on the edge of drinking enough to make me use the facilities quite often but if I just keep drinking will there eventually be a peak in the interval time and then eventually it will occur that I don’t need to go at all? Probably not. You know and I know that its a direct relationship. There is no close to 0, but never touching… It never comes close. It’s like a y=x kinda deal… not a y/x… BAHH.. Whatever… Okay, I’ll be back. I have to go use the facilities.
Quite possibly the coolest instrument ever invented.
I want to hear the most evil show ever by Rezi this friday in G_eville.. at cafe zacquor.. for Halloween
A set something like this would work
Backwash > Mr Oblivious, Jose Cuervo > Squirrelman, Summer of Sam, Scatterbrains
I just pasted in the archives from 2001 and 2002, perhaps there is other stuff from earlier somewhere…. Eventually what is there could be separated out into individual blog entries but for now I am too lazy to do that.
Oh, I also fixed all the pictures that were on all the other pages so there shouldn’t be any issues viewing the page on any display setting. Anyway, take care.
“On August 25th, someone crashed a truck into a brick wall on the campus of The University of Maryland. The gaping hole was covered with a banner until repairs could be made. Fast forward to October 22nd, a prankster who uses the nickname Mystic Pixel and his pals used the opportunity to erect a monument to the all time greatest wall-breaker, The Kool-Aid Man! Unfortunately, the joke was short lived, as over zealous campus security removed the big red guy about 3 hours after it was erected.”
I heard you were checking out this site to see what was up with that. Well I want you to know that if you have any questions on anything feel free to ask away. This is the place to be.
F YOU JOHN..
i swear if i was on that island and i would kill that little traitor kid…. close call for R man.
meanwhile on morgan side.. osten is such a pussy.. if he chopped that pelicans neck off i would have been super pissed. man..
that bastard john.. i dont know. everyone knows rupert is the man. they are worried about him, and maybe because of this.. he does actually WIN survivor… i want him to win. he is the best ever.. i think everyone can agree…but.. some of the other competitors will be tough to beat.. i think cassandra is smart. watch out for savage.. but he will probably go soon after the merge.. if they dont go after rupert again…damn..
This year its in the Pearl Islands which are located in Panama. They are using a Pirate theme which is pretty cool cause Pirates are cool. Also, it does seem like the rewards for challenges are a lot more raw this time around. instead of a fridge full of cokes like last time a reward is like a shovel this time around.
So far I am 55-47 picking the winners in each weekend’s football games. Thats shamefully bad. I had a couple weeks where I only got 3 and 4 right. Thats horrible. Oh well.
The Saratoga Blue Streaks (6-1) face off against Schenectady tonight at 8pm in Saratoga in the first round of sectionals. The Blue Streaks are ranked 12th in the state and 3rd in the Capital Region. They lost their only game of the season last weak against Shenendoah with key injuries at the quarterback and tailback positions. They should be able to handle tonight.
What exactly is a blue streak?