Archive for October, 2007

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Austrailian Police Find Junk In Mr. Potato Head’s Trunk

October 5, 2007

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Well it seems that someone from Ireland sent, or tried to send their friend ecstasy via the mail.  10.5 ounces worth, no wonder Mr Potato Head looks so happy.  With all that E inside of him it’s no wonder his hands are all squibbly, and his nose is big and red.  🙂 Too bad the person it was going to may or could get life imprisionment.  Bye Bye Mr Potato Head.

Now onto the MLB playoffs.  6 teams were in action last night. 

 dmjsnbro.jpg The Ming Dynasty (Chien-Ming Wang) just couldn’t get it done last night.  But I am not too worried.  This is the Yankees, and even though they got smoked last night (12-3) look for them to rebound tonight when Andy Pettite takes the mound against Fausto Carmona and the rest of the Tribe.  This should be a great game, and series. 

Colorado continued their hot streak and blew past the Phillies 10-5.  Keep your eyes on this team, I really think that they will come out of the NL as the League champions.  And if the Yankees don’t make it to the World Series this year, I will be rooting for the Rockies personally.   I am hoping that they will make it out of the NL for an apperance in the WS in 2007.

Some more big scoring from the NL last night.  The Dbacks handed the Cubbies their second straight loss, and a crtitical blow to the cubbies.  Hopefully the Cubbies can hold off the charging Dbacks while they are in Chicago.  

The ALDS continues tonight with all 4 teams playing their second game.  Yankees and Indians tonight in Cleveland.  Angels and Red Sox tonight in Boston.  Dice K (Daisuke Matsuzaka v.s. Kelvom Escobar). 

And lastly the NHL……………… 

The Leafs played their second game of the season last night.  And lost 3-2 against Ottawa.  Vesa Toskala did start in goal last night.  And I think he did an astounding job.  He is a much better goalie than Raycroft, and I am sure that we will see him quickly emerge as the number one soon in Toronto.  GO LEAFS GO!!!!

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A Few Musings…..

October 4, 2007

Well I guess musing isn’t really the word for it now is it?  Musing is to meditate on something in silence, and if I am posting it all over the web (well on wordpress) then it really isn’t a muse anymore is it?  Anyhow enough with the amusing argument with myself 😉 (definatly no pun intended there at all). 

ferguson_john030829.jpgFirst off I am going to get it off my chest……..The Leafs org really needs to step in, and tell Maurice that he needs to play Toskala.  I hated the fact that Raycroft started in goal last night.  And as usual he let the leafs down, and couldn’t seal the deal.  I hope that Vesa steps in tonight, and plays goal, and really lifts the leafs to a W, and just blows everyones mind away with his performance.  Vesa, hang in tight, I am rooting for you…….. Fergi, you’re a moron, and I hope the Leafs fire you.  Go destroy another team.

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 Second was the MLB playoffs last night.  They are finally underway and I can’t wait to see what happens.  Boston got off to a wicked start and smoked that Angels last night.  Now that I look at it, I really think that the Red Sox may sweep that series.  I can’t quite remember what I predicted a few days ago, but now that I have seen the pitchers for the next few days.  I think the Angels might be put to rest.  Dice K plays next, and Curt Schilling in game 3.  That is really a wicked pitching staff.  This series may be over soon.

The Cubbies lost????? I was counting on them to beat the Diamondbacks. Clearly I didn’t forsee a 3-1 win from the Dbacks to come out.  But alas last night the cubbies got tranquilized.  Too bad, I hope they can bounce back. 

The Rockies continued their hot streak, and are definatly riding the waves.  They were able to over come a hard hitting Phillies team, and Jeff Francis tossed a gem.  Good for the Canadian born pitcher.  The Rockies are quite possibly the MLB’s hottest team right now.  And if they continue like this, they could be in the big show. 

Lastly the Yankees and Indians kick off today at 6:30pm.  I can’t wait………..

Okay now my beef with MLB.  I went to the page where you can subscribe to online streaming.  And low and behold, for international viewers they want them to pay $24.95…….not too bad for the whole playoffs.  But the strong Canadian dollar is at par (actually it’s a little bit stronger than the American dollar right now).  And they get to pay $14.95…..what’s up with that? I am very upset, and wrote them a nasty little letter…..that will teach them…….. 🙂

Third, last night I formatted my PC.  Now you may remember me telling you the other day that I formatted my Laptop….so I am only going to rant about one thing…… 69 updates from Microsoft.  That is all…………………………..

……. doesn’t count as words btw I just checked……. 😉

Well that is all for right now, I am back to work in a second.

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Gary Bettman Should Resign…….

October 3, 2007

Gary Bettman Happy…. :sGary Bettman, the Commissioner of the NHL.  A game this former NBA assistant to David Stern is ruining.  And quite honestly now that I see that, I see how the two of them act very simular.  Anyhow that is a small portion of the problem with the NHL.  How does a guy who has no hockey knowledge at all become the Commissioner of a Professional League? But this guy doesn’t really know what he is doing.  He has to make decisions that are “Hockey” related, and he has no idea how this game works.  He was brought in to try to help market the NHL in the States because there is no real audience, or intrest or haven’t been until recently. 

First off I want to say what has set off this tirade………..Steve Downey.

8471703.jpgSteve Downey gets a 20 game suspension for a devistating hit on Dean McAmmond.  And all of that is good and well.  Infact I would never let this child into the League.  Because of the tape evidence and past history alone.  But what I am upset at is this.  Mark Bell……….

 mark_bell_01.jpg Mark now plays for my beloved Maple Leafs.  But he gets suspended for 15 games.  For something that happened over a year ago.  He came clean (meaning that he’s been in rehab, and out).  He has to serve jail time at the end of the season, 6 months worth.  And Gary hands down a rediculous suspension of 15 games to a guy who has turned his life around, and clearly deserves to be allowed to play.  But no, now the leaf fans have to wait until November to see him play…..

I think Bettman needs some serious help, and they really need to replace him ASAP.  I can’t stand him anymore…….

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A Few Beginnings……..

October 3, 2007

So Wednesday is the start of a few things.  The MLB playoffs kick off tonight, with 6 of the 8 teams playing tonight (Cubbies, Dimondbacks, Rockies, Phillies, Red Sox, And Angels) With the Yankees, and Indians.  But today since I have already went on about the MLB playoffs, I may as well give you the up and up on the New NHL season…….

So first off the NHL is looking into the new jerseys that the players are wearing.  Yes they are snazzy, and yes they keep dryer.  So much so that they are keeping the moisture in the sweater.  So the equipment and the players are getting bogged down by the “soggy” equipment.  The census from a few fans follows these lines (Click Here).  And with most of America starting to resemble some famous TV dads……

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The new NHL Jerseys will really not look that good when form fitted to some of the “bigger” NHL fans.  Now before you get all your panties in a bunch thinking I am making fun of fluffy people.  I am most certainly am not, I won’t buy the jersey for that very reason.  I look sort of like what Peter Griffin would look like, and I certainly wouldn’t want a form fitting jersey (not until I lose the weight I want to anyhow)……so the Jerseys, although they look cool.  I think they will be a flop with NHL fans everywhere.

Second is the start to the NHL season (finally).  And my team the Toronto Maple Leafs are kicking it off tonight.  My first guess is that they will make it to the playoffs, but will be gone in the first round…..So that is my bold prediction for that.  My guess is that the Pittsburgh Penguins will make it to the Stanley Cup round this year.  If they win the Cup, then look for the Penguins to be dominant in the late decade of the early 2000’s. 

I have gotten my new NHL game all set up, and will see if I can win the Stanley Cup.  There is no greater joy, than to see your own player carry that cup.  Well not to a kid growing up in Canada anyhow……

Now for my whining part, I have seen all my favorite teams win major championships.  Team Canada, San Antonio Spurs, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees.  But I haven’t seen the Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup yet……I guess hell may freeze over before that happens………. 😉

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Baseball Playoffs Are Here……

October 2, 2007

World Series LogoAnd that means until the World Series is over, I will not talk about hockey (althought I am watching my hockey pools very closely).   So right now, I will start off with the American League.  Because we all know that the American League is stronger in both hitting and pitching.  And it is most likely that the winner will come out of the AL, more specifically the AL East. 

The first matchup is that of the Boston Red Sox, and the Anahiem Angels.  Both of these teams have their strong points, and I can see this series going 5 games.  I do think that the Angels have a much better team than the Red Sox, and that should come to pass as the Angels will defeat Boston in 5 games.  Now just because I am a Yankee fan doesn’t mean that I have a hate on for Boston.  But let’s just say as long as they don’t advance in the playoffs it will be “happy happy joy joy” singing for me. 

The second matchup is that of the New York Yankees, and Clevland Indians.  Most of what I can say will be biased to the fact that I am a Yankees fan.  But really when you look at it.  Anything less than advancing to the ALCS, and the World Series for the Yankees will be a bust season.  Not only are they the highest paid team in the majors.  They have many of the brightest youngest, and older talent there is out there.  The “Evil Empire” should advance.  I say this one will be over in 4 games.

Now on to the National League, where there are some pretty hot teams comming out of the gates down the stretch. 

The first matchup that I would like to mention is the one between the Colorado Rockies, and the Philidelphia Phillies.  The Rockies are so hot right now that I am thinking that they will roll over Philly in 4 games.  I know it really seems impossible considering the first two games will be in Philly itself.  But It’s going to be a split series, then returning to Colorado where the Rockies will win two in a row over the Phillies.  First off the Rockies have both the hitting and the pitching to over come the Phillies.  Look for the Rockies to compete in the NLDS, and possibly the World Series.

The Second Matchup is that of the Chicago Cubs, and Arizona Diamondbacks.  Apart from what I see comming out of Chicago, and that is a more diciplined team, with veterans, and young stars.  I don’t think the Diamondbacks have what it will take for them to advance into the next round.  This will be my first pick for a sweep also.  Cubbies in 3 (and really why not they cubbies last won the WS in 99 years ago.) 

So those are my predictions for what is up and comming.  I really can’t think of anything else to write about, other than the play at the plate last night was so called wrong by the Umpire, but it allowed the Rockies to get into the post season this year.   And it’s great controversies like that, when the team advances far (possibly the World Series).  Then it begs the question should there be video replays in MLB?  Yes, I think so……the time will come, in the near future.

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A New Week?

October 1, 2007

Last week started off very good, and with all the stuff that I have going on in my life, untill next Monday (which is Turkey Day “Thanksgiving” here in Canada.  But I am busy untill next Monday, and really being busy is better than being bored. Idle hands are the devils handy tool, or so my mom says. 😉

Topic #1 Mike Weir beat Tiger Woods, now that could be ’nuff said.   But really I have to rub it in just a little bit.  Mike Weir Canada’s best golfer, beat the world’s best golfer.  Although the American’s defeated the world for the Presidents Cup.  Mike still beat Tiger Woods.  And although the “Reporters” On TSN called Mike a Sympathy pick, I applaud Dave Hodge for sticking up and saying that he was a “Strategic Pick”.  And that he was, he did after all beat Tiger Woods.  *clears throght* Did I mention that Tiger Woods got beat by Mike Weir yet? 🙂

Topic #2 My laptop……… :@ now that is a bad topic.  My laptop recently started giving me problems.  So I fraged it.  Well not really, I did do the old RESTORE.  Now there are some good things and bad things about this.  Pro, it runs like new.  Con, you have to re-install all updates from Microsoft.  Pro, it boots up faster.  Con, you have to re-install all updates from Microsoft.  Pro, I can set it up so perfect now.  Con, You have to re-install all updates from Microsoft.  I think you are starting to get my drift now.  I had to re-install 80 updates from Microsoft.  But it is running a lot better now even though I had to re-install all the updates from Microsoft.  🙂

Topic #3 I can’t wait to sleep Saturday afternoon….. 😛

Well I should get back to work, sorry for the half arsed blog today.  I will make it up someday.