27 December, 2006

Fulmer Cup Alert

Be on the watch for potential Fulmer Cup points. Free-wheelin Joe Kines has allowed his eligible players to go to the casinos in Bossier City, where the Oklahoa State players are banned. Do I see Fulmer Cup points in the making?

19 December, 2006

Orgeron shows the love

The Orgebeast shows new love with his latest steal. Now can we learn to say "Jay-Vohn Snee-ay-ud" instead of "Brent Shay-Fuh".

Is anyone safe from Ed? Can he convince other cast-offs that only he can say "Lemsday"? Is Reggie Nelson safe? Or Darren McFadden? Only time will tell.

06 December, 2006

New 'Canes Coach?

Bernie Kosar looks like he wants to coach now, according to ESPN.

In the article, it indicates that he was going to be president of the Browns. Isn't that the same type of job Dan Marino had with the Dolphins?

There could be worse choices. I hear Donna Shalala's old boss is looking for something to do now that his wife will be unavailable for the next 6-10 years for any type of interaction. The party girl supply in Coral Gables (heavy on the oral) would be a great attraction.

"Hillary and I have always been 'Cane fans. Why, I always considered Miami as the second choice for my library. "

03 December, 2006

The Wolverine, or the Gator?

Both Brian, at MGOBlog, and Orson of EDSBS fame, are both stating their cases for Michigan and Florida to go to the championship game. This is because the Boys of Troy (not Boi from Troy, who I have a lot of respect for) tanked in their UCLA game yesterday. It was a case of the UCLA defensive coordinator getting into the head of John David Booty. Or so they say. Anyway, Brian and Orson should go at it like these guys.

30 November, 2006

Bill Curry gets nostalgic for a dig at the Capstone

In this link about continuity of coaching, Bill Curry seems to be twisting the tail of the Tide faithful, who left him out in the cold when he didn't deliver a large trophy. Bill, no sour grapes, huh

29 November, 2006

LSU to Rose Bowl?

Bolw fever is at a high pitch now, with LSU being high on the 'Hogs after their win last Friday. It now looks as though the prognosticators may select LSU to go to the Rose Bowl, where their competition for that slot is Notre Dame, should USC defeat UCLA this weekend. Bowl Selection is Sunday, December 3rd. Here is a reaction to the Tigers potentially going.

Tigers to Rose Bowl

27 November, 2006

Maisel and Mandel are at it again

Ivan Maisel is at it again. His bowl projections expect Florida to lose to the Razorbacks in the SEC Championship game, and drop down to playing in the Orange Bowl. The Razorbacks would then go into the Rose Bowl against Michigan. Fooey.

Likewise for Stewart Mandel at cnnsi.com. Here are his bowl projections.

07 November, 2006

Football Weekend - Fulmer scores Fulmer Cup Points

Our friend Phat Phil is trying not to score points in his own cup's name, so anointed by Orson & Stranko at EverydayShouldBeSaturday. ESPN has picked up the story about the suspensions of several players for "arrests for disorderly conduct and underage drinking at a nightclub after the Vols' loss to LSU."

The full story can be reached here:


O&S, how many Fulmer Cup points do they get for an in-season screwup? And how do the Tennessee players look in orange without the padding?

02 November, 2006

15 best skylines

The link below shows the 15 most notable skylines, none of which are in Florida or Georgia. I think Stone Mountain should qualify on its own. However, the real interesting thing is that of the 15, 12 have been seen in person by my children. They now really want to see New York, and Dubai.


01 November, 2006

The Things I do for Blogging

TOday I saw the online blog poll at MGOBLOG and decided I wanted to join. So here, I'll write about college football.

Guys already flushed
John Bunting
John L. Smith

Guys getting ready to be squeezed thru the sphincter:
Larry Coker
The dumbass at Kentucky

29 October, 2006

The Wind and my son

What a wonderful opportunity yesterday. We got to see "The Wind in the Willows". This was put on by a high school cast. It was great. However, I am excited about the word I am hearing that my son is interested in the lead in the play. Not the lead role, but the girl who is playing Toad. Nice girl. He's now interested in frog legs.

What would you do?

Lately, as my daughter is blossoming before my eyes into a young lady that boys are talking to, I am reminded of a short story I read many years ago, "The Lady or the Tiger". In the story, it harkened back to ancient Rome, and its' form of justice, where a man's guilt or innocence was decided by opening one of two doors. Behind one of the doors was a beautiful lady, whereby he was found innocent, and lived a life of ease and happiness. Behind the other door was a tiger - sentence pronounced, execution carried out immediately.

What does this make me think of related to my daughter? Well, my carpooler & I have mused over his daughter applying for a job at Hooters. Now, this is a moment: your daughter tells you she's got a job.

Then she tells you it is at Hooters.

Now what goes through your mind? Either a) I've got a daughter that's hot enough to work at Hooters, or b) My hot daughter is working at Hooters, and Al Bundy types are going to be ogling her?

I have not ventured to think what my response is. I wonder what the father of Jenn Sterger is going through right now. Poor man.


21 October, 2006

Original Smack

OK, in my own weird way I'm in my usual routine, opening my good book for my daily inspiration before the day gets going good, and I turn randomly to the story of David & Goliath. David is at first given the armor of Saul, but removes it, and goes down to do battle with Goliath. Goliath says he'll take David's flesh and feed it to the fowls of the air. David responds back that he'll take him out, and cut off his head.

The rest, is history. David scores the first upset special recorded. What's the moral: Never underestimate your opponent, and beware of the smack you talk.

Maybe this message needs to go to the University of Miami.

20 October, 2006

Greetings from Norway

Here I am in Norway, and soon to be in Germany. Weather here is cool. It sucks to have to be in Germany in the middle of October. But, I won't be able to watch American football, more likely something like Chelsea vs. Barcelona, or Arsenal vs. Man U.

But it's a job. Hopefully LSU will run up points on Fresno State like they're playing pinball.

13 October, 2006

The mad fan

Good one from Tommy Sylvest.

05 October, 2006

What is the forty?

40 days Goliath of Gath presented himself to the Israelites. 40 days and 40 nights it rained during the great flood. Lent is 40 days. 40 is a pure number. ?

Here's to the Gators pt II

As if the Tigers needed any other motivation, UF has scheduled them for Homecoming. And Jenn Sterger is acting as the Queen! Utter stupidity.

Props to Tom Sylvest for his artwork.

02 October, 2006

The best use for Alligators

In honor of LSU's game against Florida this week, at The Swamp, and in honor of Orson & Stranko, here is the best use for an alligator.

06 September, 2006

The Tiger Fan Oath

Tiger Oath

Body: I __________ solemnly swear to do the following to ensure that I remain a member of the most passionate, intimidating, and sometimes scary fan base known to man. I agree to DO the following:

1. I will always cheer for LSU in sound levels that would make a banshee proud....and deaf. I will agree to do this whether in Tiger Stadium, at an opposing stadium, in front of a TV, at a bar/restaurant, or at a friend's/family member's wedding/funeral with strategically placed ear phones.

2. I will wear purple and gold to games. I will NOT, however, under any circumstances wear purple and gold camouflage overalls, pants, or hats.....EVER. (You do indeed still have to wear pants, I'm talking to you, Livingston Parish!)

3. Speaking of not wearing camouflage overalls, don't wear overalls at all. If that's all you own, you might need to examine the fact that you might be a Mississippi St. fan or a member of Dexy's Midnight Runners.

4. I will continue to tailgate in a way that is representative of my school's perennial National Champions of Tailgating title. This means good food, good music, lots of alcohol, and great people.

5. When tailgating, I will not devote more time to the centerpiece than I do for preparing food. If this is the case, I might as well become an Ole Miss fan. They are big believers of style without substance.

6.. I will invite visiting fans to our tailgate spot and give them a hard time before taking them in as one of our own, feeding them, and getting them drunk.

7. I will NOT act in a way that promotes the negative stereotype that LSU has bad fans.

8. I will NOT boo our players while at games. I can boo college coaches and NFL players and coaches but NOT college kids. Remember, if they don't receive a paycheck, I can't boo them. I can, however, boo Alabama and Tennessee players because they all get paid.

9. I will not leave a game before the 5 min. mark in the 4th qtr unless LSU is up by 21 or more, and I/someone with me is: vomiting, bleeding, and/or stricken with hysterical blindness. Beating traffic is not a viable excuse until I reach age 80.

10. I will continue to believe that Mike the Tiger's roaring before a game has everything to do with his school spirit and nothing to do with a human in a tiger costume that Mike can't stand. (*ahem* ignore this part... I'm cute and fuzzy)

11. I will stop trying to start a wave. Waves are for soccer or Tulane fans.

12. I will cheer for our team on offense but only when the play is over, the team needs to be able to hear when in the huddle and when lining up for the snap. On defense, I will constantly scream at the top of my lungs, like a nine year old running from Neverland Ranch.

09 August, 2006

The days are getting bad

Just trying to recover from the worst month of my life this week. Things are bad with a deadbeat tenant who hasn't paid rent in a while, and who has forced me into bad financial difficulties. My wife is upset, naturally, but I have requested since last October that she get a job.

Too much. I am really depressed.

31 July, 2006

Another day

Went this past week to Las Vegas, but did not drop money at the tables. Went to take care of a sick father-in-law. I still have problems with some of the attitude of health insurance where they like the idea of the system "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." I think I will give them all a copy of 'Atlas Shrugged' to read, and see what happened to the employees of the 20th Century Motor Co.

But, today was a bad day. Lots of problems have manifested themselves in major problems. Will write more later, and will make it a point ot do a lot more writing.

08 June, 2006

Hello Walls

Working on a dashboard with Hyperion rep today. Trying to teach the kids how to think like an executive. They don't quite get it. But, they are eager.

01 June, 2006

New Day

New day once again - still reading edsbs.com, but lessening time on there. Son has to get his correspondence courses done so he can get his shit together. Daughters are doing great. Wife has to pick up.

Out looking for a job, and turning into an IT type guy. Reading a lot lately on what IT guys do, and IT performance measures. We could apply the stuff at Baker, if only someone wanted to listen. But alas, I can say woe is me, or get 'er done.

30 April, 2006

My answer to Orson & Stranko

Here is Urban Meyer in his true form.

23 April, 2006

Trying this

Try this stuff - it works.


Friendswood Texas Xango

Donya Easterly Friendswood piano teacher!

20 April, 2006

15 April, 2006

Hurricane season is upon us

Yesterday I started my preparations for huricane season. And I got to thinking, why not publish a list, reviseable, for folks to reference, and also get the doggone word out early. I remember the hell my folks went thru with Katrina, and what my son & I went thru getting the hell out of Rita's path. So, here goes with the first draft of the list:

1. Flashlights - make sure you have the D cell kind, as they will last longer
2. Water - lots of bottles
3. Papers - insurance, birth certificates, passports, social security cards, bank account papers, et al. If you're trying to get the hell out of Dodge, it can drive you crazy getting these papers. It is a good thing to have a safe where you can store these, and grab and go
4. Video recording of valuables & possessions: I had my son go thru cabinets, closets, etc., filming and doing a narrative of what we had. I've burned a DVD, and stored in a safe, as well as on a hard drive somewhere.
5. Protection: if you are staying, or if you are leaving and going to be on the road, you need to be able to protect yourself and your family. I will go on the record here: I am a Life Member of the NRA. I don't agree with everything Wayne LaPierre says, but he is our chosen advocate. If I listened to Janeane Garofalo I probably would not agree with what she said, but I'll defend to the death her privilege to say it. If you are in a situation where there are people who want something you have, they sometimes will not have limits to what they will do. You need to arm yourself. Many times just the display will be sufficient as a deterrent. If you have never owned a firearm, I strongly recommend that you buy from a reputable dealer, such as a Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, or the specialty shops such as Carter's Country in Houston. Pawn shops are a no-no if you have never owned a firearm. I also strongly recommend that you enroll in some firearms safety courses. These can be found in your local yellow pages, or can be referred via the NRA's website, www.nra.com. To use the words of Vince Lombardi, 'Offense wins games, defense wins championships.' You have to be able to protect yourself & your family.
6. Cash - have several hundred stashed away if you have to get out. You do not know what condition the atm's will be in.
7. Hurricane tracking chart: The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate gives these out in Baton Rouge. http://www.2theadvocate.com/hurricane However, the one I use is (location to be added). I have it plotted out on a 20x 30 sheet of fome core, mounted in my office. Whatever you choose to use, make sure you can read it, and plot on it. The important thing is to have knowledge of where a storm is, and how it can affect you.
8. D batteries - would be good to have rechargeable
9. generator - best kind is natural gas powered, about $3500, then you have installation costs. You can get a gas powered one from Home Depot, Lowe's, or Tractor Supply for about $750, that may run a refrigerator and lights, but not AC. It will need to be hooked up by a qualified electrician, and periodically turned on to ensure it works.
10. covering for windows: http://plylox.com/ These are the plywood clips that you need to install on your windows and doors frames. They are built for using 7/16" OSB (oriented strand board). OSB is available at Home Depot, Lowes, 84 Lumber, and most of your local supply yards. Last year I helped a neighbor put OSB on his windows, and he had gotten 3/4". I had to use my router and trim the spots down to get the clips to fit. Also, measure all sides of all openings. One of the master capabilites of less than capable craftsman is to hide errors. I found this out the hard way, when I did not have the freaking time for it. Make sure you have a circular saw, jig saw, cordless drill, and portable trim saw available. Again, if you don't know what you are doing, get help installing. The plywood does not guarantee that you will be safe inside, but is intended as a damage prevention during the storm.
11. Gasoline. From June 1 to December 1, do not go home with less than half a tank of gasoline in your automobile. That 's a little extreme, but you cannot count on when gasoline stations will have gas when a storm is in the Gulf or headed for the Atlantic. If you are traveling, do not carry gasoline inside the passenger compartment, place on an external rack.
12. 12VDC to 110 AC adapter for your automobile - can run a tv, dvd player, battery recharger, at al.

There will be more, and please feel free to add comments and suggestions. This is intended to help all of us make it thru another season, with the Grace of God upon us.

Now for those looking for the Pat O's type of hurricane, here's a recipe, with credit to drinksmixer.com .

Scale ingredients to servings
1 oz vodka1/4 oz grenadine syrup1 oz gin1 oz light rum1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum1 oz amaretto almond liqueur1 oz triple secgrapefruit juicepineapple juice
Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve.

Serve in:Hurricane Glass

Now, for the skinny on how to deal with a Miami Hurricane

It was a bad butt beating:

10 April, 2006

A good weekend almost goes to hell

Well, it was a good weekend, until Sunday afternoon at 7:30. My son decides to fall off his bicycle, and suffer short term memory loss. We then spent time in the emergency room. But he is OK, and that is what counts.

Now for real fun - college footbal is only 4.5 months away! Time to see if the Orgeronbeast can declaw the Tigers.

06 April, 2006

Rob in China

Rob in China

Here is a funny guy in China. After my wife and children spent 2 years traveling the Far East, it is a nice respite to see a man want to go, and look for something other than jewelry stores.

04 April, 2006

Here's to the Gators

Credit for this must go to Tom Sylvest, Jr., who does Tigertoons during the football season. Use as you like.

28 March, 2006

Geaux Tigers

Cool article about USC making another claim to the national championship.


25 March, 2006

OK, it works

Now it is working after a new republish. Must add other stuff now.

testing the stuff

My blog is screwed up and this is a test