Monday, March 30, 2009

Bracket Check-up Part II

After bringing it hard to the Sweet 16, I was humbled in both my Meatballs bracket and my money bracket having zero of four teams make the Final Four.  Since I like to be right and show people how much I know about sports, we'll pretty much end that coverage now.

In other NCAA Tourney news, specifically the kind that's played on ice with a little piece of vulcanized rubber, my Miami RedHawks are in the Frozen Four. In what some critics called a rebuilding year, the red and white snuck into the dance as a #4 seed and pulled off two big upsets to make the first national semifinal in school history.   Wish I could go to DC to watch the boys as they attempt to win a 'ship, but I don't really have any days off with just starting a new job and all.  

If you've never seen this website, it's a fun one.  I hope I can make it on here some day in my Allan Houston Knicks jersey.  

Strange website of the week: www.scanwiches.com.  It's sandwiches sliced in half then scanned, because why not.

(Slang) word of the week: nonversation- a completely worthless conversation, often had at bars or other social gatherings.

Babygame of the week:  I'm not sure who Kelly Brooks is or what she does (beyond looking great in a bikini), but she wins the prize.

Coming up later this week: Final Four predictions that will be wrong and a baseball preview.

-Jesse

Monday, March 23, 2009

Our Nate Davis is Better than Your Nate Davis

No one showed up at Testical Tech's Pro Day except for the Colts and they only went since they were just an hour away.  Nate Davis had a very good career in the quarterback factory known as the MAC but once he got all the hype, he and his team didn't perform as well.  Reminds me of BGSU's Josh Harris more than Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich or The Clocktower.

Just watched "21" and recognized one of the actors from Disturbia.  Aaron Yoo will be 30 by mid-May and he was playing a college kid.  I can get that, he has a young face, but he played a 16-year old in 2007 in Disturbia.  That's a little excessive, LaBeouf was only 21 at the time.

On the heels of the 99 best things on the internet link from last week, here's a list of 100 movies you should see before you die.  I'm at 24, which is an average of one a year for my lifetime, so if I can find a way to become a centenarian, then 

March Madness check-in:  In the official MITM bracket, I've only got 11/16 left, but more importantly in my money bracket, I've got 15/16, missing just the Seminoles.  I've been getting my balls busted by friends, coworkers and radio personalities (I always assume they are talking directly to me) for being too safe and picking mostly chalk.  This makes no sense to me, isn't the point of making picks to win money?  I don't wager if I don't think I have a shot at winning and that's what the point of filling out a bracket is.  It may be fun to have Cleveland State or North Dakota State going to the Sweet 16 on the day before games begin, but it's not fun to have half your bracket done by Saturday morning.  People have said it's not fun to pick the favorites, but I disagree, when a team wins that I picked to win, that makes me right.  I don't know about you, but being right is fun for me, really fun.




Fun video of the week: Love these guys

Creepy audio clips of the week:  Bill O'Reilly reading his 1998 book

-Jesse

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Reality Show Idea (don't think about stealing it)

Reality shows have been hot for a while and it seems like the people in them get to be sort of famous.  I've often wanted to be sort of a C-List celeb myself since I don't really have any discernible skills (acting, rapping, singing, directing, having money, playing sports or being really really ridiculously good-looking) that would land me on the A-List.  It seems the stars of these shows are dumber and dumber, so I figured I've got a good head on my shoulders and decent enough looks to be on a show myself.  

I don't know how the process of coming up with a mega idea like The Real World or American Idol goes, so I just made one up myself over Green Beer Day earlier this month.  

It's called Bros vs. Hoes and I'm thinking about pitching it to FOX for the summer.  Here's the basic premise:
Think Bromance meets The Bachelor mixed with A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (minus the bi-sexual part) and add in a touch of Real World/Road Rules Challenge and pinch of The Mole, you get Bros vs. Hoes.

The show starts off with 12 guys and 12 girls all vying for my attention.  The guys want to be my BFF and the girls want to date me.  Each week, I eliminate one babygame and one dude until the final episode when I have to pick one and the old adage of bros before hoes will be put to the test.

Obviously there will be a twist at the end that will knock your goshdarn socks off, but earlier on there will be something sneaky going on as I will have a guy and girl mole.  I'll pick one of my boys and a good platonic female friend or maybe a cousin to get dirt on the contestants.  Since I won't be able to choose one of them at the end, we'll probably go ahead and bump up the opening crew to a baker's dozen of each.  Having these spies in each camp will allow me to find out which broads are in it just for TV and which guys are trying to bang out the female contestants on the low-low.  

The idea is still under development and I've got a few things I'm holding back from the people as not to get you too gassed before the premier.  If you have any tips, please give me some input now because I won't be listening once I get signed by FOX, okay? The main reason I thought of all this is it gets me closer to having my own Wikipedia page, which is really one of my main goals in life.

-Jesse

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mock Draft

I'm back BABY!! Sorry Jesse for hurting your back.

Lions Matt Stafford QB Georgia

Rams Jason Smith OT Baylor

Chiefs Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest

Seahawks B.J Raji DT Boston College

Browns Brian Orakpo LB Texas

Bengals Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech

Raiders Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri

Jaguars Matt Sanchez QB USC

Packers Everette Brown Florida State

49ERS Malcolm Jenkins S Ohio State

Bills Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State

Broncos Aaron Maybin LB Penn State

Redskins Andre Smith OT Alabama

Saints Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Ohio State

Texans Vontae Davis CB Illinois

Chargers Tyson Jackson DE LSU

Jets Josh Freeman QB Kansas State

Broncos* Knowshon Moreno RB Pitt

Buccaneers Brian Cushing LB USC

Lions Clay Matthews LB USC

Eagles Michael Oher OT Mississippi

Vikings Percey Harvin WR Florida

Patriots Robert Ayers DE Tennessee

Falcons Rey Mauluga LB USC

Dolphins Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina

Ravens Darius Heyward-Bay WR Maryland

Colts Peria Jerry DT Mississippi

Eagles Ebon Britton OT Arizona

Giants Kenny Britt WR Rutgers

Titans Ziggy Hood DT Missouri

Cardinals LeSean McCoy RB Pitt

Steelers Darius Butler CB Connecticut

Reality Show Preview Coming Tomorrow

I apologize for not hitting the people up this week as I have been uncharacteristically busy due to starting a new job on Monday.  I did see the other Meatball last weekend (he is actually alive) and he gave me this to help the back ache I've gotten from carrying the site for two months.

Since I will not be able to post until after tomorrow's games begin, I'll go ahead and throw up my picks for the Sexy 16, Great Eight and Fabulous Four.

16: Louisville, Wake Forest, Kansas, Michigan State, UConn, Purdue, Marquette, Memphis, Pitt, Florida State, Nova, Duke, UNC, Western Kentucky, Arizona State, OU

8: Louisville, Kansas, UConn, Memphis, Pitt, Nova, UNC, OU

4: Louisville, Memphis, Pitt, OU

OU over Louisville in the Championship game, Blake Griffin wins MOP.


-Jesse

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

WOOOOOOOO Spring Break!

My life has been a boring version of spring break for the last six weeks or so, this is not big deal for me but the college kids are pumped.  

Here's a dope video of a kid mixing 32 songs together on his acoustic guitar in eight minutes, very impressive.

Greatest 99 things on the internet, ever.  How many have you seen?  I'm in the mid 60s, so I guess I've got some work left to do.  

It's Noche Latino night again in the NBA.  Great idea to connect with the Latin-American fanbase, but the jerseys just look silly, don't you think?

Great read by Rick Reilly on how to stretch a Benjamin this year as a sports fan.

Babygame of the week: Diora Baird.

Coming up later this week is the preview of my reality show idea that I came up with over Green Beer Day last week.  If FOX or someone doesn't pick this up, they are out of their minds.

-Jesse

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Arena List

Hey there sports fans, a few years ago, I decided to keep track of all the places I've been to watch sports as I felt like I was accumulating a decent sized list.  I've included all the arenas, stadiums, parks, courses and fields I've been to and I invite you to do the same.  I keep the list of venues on my computer along with pictures of many of them.  I hope to reach 100 before I die.

MLB 

Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Rangers Ballpark (Texas Rangers), Shea Stadium (New York Mets), Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds), Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles), RFK Memorial Stadium (Washington Nationals)

MiLB 

Lackawanna County Stadium (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons), Dr Pepper BallPark (Frisco Rough Riders), Cooper Stadium (Columbus Clippers), Greer Stadium (Nashville Sounds), BB&T Coastal Field (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

NCAA Baseball 

McKie Field (Miami Redhawks), Disch-Falk Field (Texas Longhorns)

NFL 

Giants Stadium (New York Giants)

NCAA Football 

Yager Stadium (Miami Redhawks), Ohio Stadium (Ohio State Buckeyes), Michigan Stadium (Michigan Wolverines), Gerald J. Ford Stadium (SMU Mustangs), Michie Stadium (Army Black Knights), Cotton Bowl (Alabama Crimson Tide/Nebraska Cornhuskers)

NBA 

Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks), American Airlines Center (Dallas Mavericks)

NCAA BB 

Millett Hall (Miami Redhawks), Schottenstein Center (Ohio State Buckeyes), Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV Runnin' Rebels), University of Dayton Arena (Dayton Flyers)

NHL

Continental Airlines Arena (New Jersey Devils), Nationwide Arena (Columbus Blue Jackets), American Airlines Center (Dallas Stars)

NCAA Hockey

Goggin Ice Arena (Miami Redhawks), Goggin Ice Center (Miami Redhawks), Schottenstein Center (Ohio State Buckeyes)

NAHL

Deja Blue Arena (Texas Tornado), Kay Yeager Coliseum (Wichita Falls Wildcats)

Soccer

Pizza Hut Park (FC Dallas), Giants Stadium (Morocco/Saudi Arabia national teams) 

PGA

Four Seasons TPC Irving (Byron Nelson Tournament)

HS BB

US Bank Arena (Oak Hill Academy/North College Hill HS), Westchester County Center (New York Section 1 Championship)


-Jesse

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Last week and this one

Wow, what a last seven days it's been!  Last Tuesday I was at the Schott watching Ohio State/Penn State men's BB game marking the closest I've ever been to Erin Andrews (80 yards or so, nothing too special).  Two notes about that babygame; she really doesn't do much at all and she doesn't walk, she struts.  Regarding the first part of that statement, she just sort of sits in the student section for a while, jumps up, does a quick interview at the half, sits some more, then does another short piece or two and the game is over.  I've never seen someone carry herself the way she does, each step is like an enticing dance that makes you stare at her even though there's a game going on.  Also in attendance that night was blogger Club Trillion.  The tension in the air between the two of us was so thick you could cut it with a piece of stone sharpened by Bear Grylls.  Columbus' two greatest bloggers in the same building for the first time ever.  The 12,000 in attendance were honored by our presence.

Carmelo Anthony gets benched vs. Detroit for refusing to come out of a game last week.  If I'm honest, I don't see why this is such a big deal.  I understand the insubordination aspect of the situation, but wouldn't you want your best player to want to be in the game?  I've seen the other side and it's terrible when guys refuse to get in the game or even dress, but Melo is a competitor and he wants to play, I bench him to start, but not for a whole game if I'm George Karl.  Also, if I'm George Karl, I also weigh about 150 lbs more than I do now.

My normal inclination would be to dislike the Celtics because they represent Boston.  I don't waste time hating them since it's not like the Knicks can hold their jocks, but now that they picked up Stephon Marbury, I will overtly distaste them.  Let me paint a picture of you if Starbury is able to win a ring this year with the Celts:
Really hot girl grows up right around the corner from you, all everyone talks about how money she is, then she goes far away to college.  After that, she starts dating some guys across the country, including a guy from your rival high school.  Everyone from back home is pulling for her to do well.  She has her ups and downs, often bringing a lot to the table individually but never really able to get the relationship to the next level.  Finally, she comes back home to be with you after a rough breakup out west.  Yeah,  she's screwed around with a few different guys and it never seemed to work out, but this will be different she tells you.  It's fun at first, but then she starts doing the same thing as she had done before, leading every guy before you to get sick of her.  It's an abusive situation and you quit talking to her for a while, even though you are still officially together.  It takes you some time, but you finally get the stones to break up with her.  You feel good about it, but then the rumours that she has been talking to some other guy were confirmed when you see them together.  After breaking you down and hurting you for four years, she just falls into the lap of a freaking celebrity, who's on top of his field and has a ton of cool friends.  He takes this terrible person places she's never been and it looks like it might actually work out.  You're now stuck in a below average lifestyle, waiting for 2010 when this one hottie from the Midwest is supposedly gonna move to your neighborhood.

Last weekend, I made a trip down to Conway, SC to visit baby bro at his college, Coastal Carolina University.  I enjoyed myself immensely, but was confused by one aspect of the weekend.  Saturday night we went to a house party and guys had to pay $5 at the door to get in.  This is apparently the norm down there, but I was flabbergasted, only hearing of parties like this, never actually encountering one in person.  Check out the new poll regarding this topic.

I'll be heading down to Miami University for Green Beer Day 2k9, so expect some stories later this week as I partake in the 60-year old college tradition.

I thought he was from Atlanta, so why would they name a basketball court after him in South Carolina?

Love this new Dick's Sporting Goods commercial with Jimmy Rollins.  Also, a note of caution, if you are ever looking to go to their website to peep some sneakers or whatever, make sure you do not make the mistake of going to dicks.com.  ABSOLUTELY the wrong website.

Word of the week: vacillate, meaning to be undecided or unsure about something.  Use it, love it.

-Jesse