Dude just wants his Red Rider BB gun.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I have been reading up on Will Muschamp since he was announced as our new head coach.
Some information I got wrong was that he pronounces his name Moo-shamp. .....Wrong. ---- I heard him pronounce his own name during his press conference today, and it was (Must champ. only without the T. -- So it is MUS champ) -- I had been pronouncing it correctly for the past 5 years or so that I had been aware of him as an up and coming coach and DC , so in my previous post, I thought I was correcting myself, but I was not. -- I was wrong in thinking I was wrong.
I did not watch his press conference tonight, because i was busy being awesome and doing awesome stuff, but after I got home I looked it up on line and found the audio. (tried to find the video/audio and could not)
As I listened to that audio, these are the things 20 things I heard and or had observations about:
1. He talked about when he was a kid, and having season tickets in the North End zone but that he had to walk in from the street and walk down to get there. I remember that. --- I played HS football in that stadium when it was like that, before they built that massiveness that it is now, back when the field was still astro turf.
2. He talked about Spurrier, and Wuerffel and Tebow. He talked about the legends of Florida helping him, and he included Urban Meyer when he was talking that stuff.
3. He said the Gators are going to be a PRO- STYLE offense. --- (personally, I love this idea. Its the best way to recruit kids that want and anticipate playing in the pro's)
4. He talked about his eventual hire as OC, as being a Pro and College guy, with experience in both.
5. He talked about evaluating and playing to what they are and then recruit to what they want to be. (Talk is all that is, Meyer said the same stuff before he allowed Addazio to run the option to the short side of the field with Brantley)
6. He said they are going to run both the 3-4 and the 4-3 defense
7. He talked about the difference in the SEC being the linemen. (true that- there are some big and bad ass linemen in this league across the board)
8.- He said he does not know if he will call the defenses or not , and that it depends on who they hire as the DC. -- Reasonable enough
9. He said he is going to do the best thing For Florida, and that no one has been offered a job to date.(contradicting the news stories that say Applewhite was offered the OC and Smart the DC)
10. The only guy who will be back for sure is our Strength and conditioning coach ---Marriotti.
11. His Kids are named Whit and Jackson..... (How much more southern can you get with names like that.-- AWESOME)
12. He owns a beach house with JIMBO FISHER !!! and HE talks in the third person
13 - He said the Texas community was very good to Will Muschamp ...More Third person
14. He took this job immediately when it was offered. Mack was great, Mack was happy for Will Muschamp (Him talking in the third person some more)
15- He talked about pretending he was Tony Lilly when he was a kid. ( I pretended Like I was Tony Lilly when I was a Kid also when I played sandlot football , how awesome is that)
16 -Its funny when dudes talk in the third person
17- his first job was for 17k a year coaching in west Georgia and he lined the fields and did the wash. (I love that about him)
18 - He Gave Credit to a guy named ROY KID who was his head coach when he was coming up as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky. ( a very cool thing to do)
19- Dude lived at 1122 Nw 22nd street when he was a kid Right next door to the Space Ship looking house. -- I have driven by that house on that street a Million times. (Talking about the space ship part, obviously I did not know him when he was a little kid living next door. you can be sure that next time I am on that road I will pay attention to the house next door to that thing)
20- He said his strength is finding the keys to each kid that plays for him (in terms of motivation)
And one for good measure. - he quoted his dad and said look: "there's two things that happen in life: -- What happens, and how you react to what happens." (speaking about what he told them in terms of Meyers resignation and his hiring)
Overall, I was impressed. He certainly talked a little fast in the initial part of the news conference, but its not every day you are given the keys to one of the five most bad ass football teams in all of College Football. He has those keys now though, and he is understandably excited so I give him a pass on that. In his question and answer portion he was much more measured in the timing of his cadence. I think he may be the guy and that Foley might have gotten this right.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Busch Gardens, you evil bitch. tomorrow we shall duel. Your lines are just a minor inconvenience, until of course they kick my ass.
Tomorrow though, I will not go unprotected from your evilness. I shall bring multiple 13 year old girls who do not yet have the maturity to be impatient with your bullshit lines. They will still look forward to your rideness - They will not care about the shear and utter bullshit of waiting for 45 minutes to access the wonderfulness that is your rides. No, they will just ride and while they ride, they will scream, It will be screams of joy and it will be awesome.
In the future they will be leaders and women of influence. Tomorrow though, I will just consider them as they are: Little replicas of perfectness.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Watching Thursday Night Football and I can't help myself but to comment on Joe Theisman. He causes me pain just listening to him talk. Its like he thinks he is laying down some kind of serious knowledge. He just seems so proud of himself, but in reality, his analysis is like being in a classroom when someone scrapes their finger nails on a chalk board. I need some kind of bleach to pour in my ears to make it feel better.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
As a Gator Fan, The aura I sport around on my body is that of arrogance. Although I began following the Gators in the Doug Dickey era of the Mid Nineteen Seventies, when I was a little kid, I also lived in Gainesville during the Spurrier coached era of the Nineteen Nineties, which featured the Six SEC championships, along with that most awesome year of 1996. *
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Outback bowl? after the year the Gators had? Talk about living the good life and being lucky.... Its like when I try to hit on the 28 year old hotties. Its absurd and crazy, but ever so often you end up in a better bowl game then you probably actually deserve.
It all comes down to money and I guess a 7 and 5 Gator Team will probably bring some dollars down here to the Tampa Area. -
Have not seen Penn State at all this year, but I am pretty sure they are a better 7 and 5 then our 7 and 5. Anyways, I Know where I will be on New Years Day.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Dexter is wearing me out this season. Love that show. Honestly, its about the 5th or 6th season and all I would say to you people that have not seen this show is that I am jealous. How awesome would it be to just rent season one from the beginning and watch this show for like four or five hours a day until you get into the second season , and then the third, and fourth etc until you get all the way through the sixth and current season? --
Those of you that have that available for your entertainment are in for some great t.v. watching.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
You know whats funny about this one? everything, but especially when they talk about winning 13 thousand National Championships and that McElroy had only lost one game since middle school. - Of all 12 SeC schools, I hate Bama the most.
Kid you not, I frequently have discussed the fact that Addazio does not even know who the current Florida Gators are: This cracks me up alot.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
"If you're at a Thanksgiving dinner, but you don't like the stuffing or the cranberry sauce or anything else, just pretend like you're eating it, but instead, put it all in your lap and form it into a big mushy ball. Then, later, when you're out back having cigars with the boys, let out a big fake cough and throw the ball to the ground. Then say, 'Boy, these are good cigars!'"-- Jack Handy
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the one where he is on my roster I need him to absolutely blow up to have any kind of chance to win.
In the other, I need him to play poorly and mostly hand the ball off.
My prediction: He will do enough for the other guy that has him to pass me, but not enough for me to catch the other guy, and I will end up losing in both leagues.
I think next year I am going to quit one of these leagues. I hate this conundrum.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Alabama gave the Gators their first loss this year. At that point, I was like, Hey man Bama is good, this blood running out of my wrist will coagulate soon. Then we had the over the shoulder bounce lateral to the kicker against LSU at Home.--- Followed the next week by the full seven points scored against Mississippi State at home, and I was like HEY, this thing keeps bleeding! Stop the bleeding here! this is getting kind of alarming!
Saturday Night was like sitting in the bathtub watching the life drip out as Lattimore kept pounding on our defense. when it was over (and it was over at halftime) Florida was just a bloodless carcass - Season over. The halftime adjustment we needed to make was to fire Addazio. This season bled out slowly and now its over. Going through the motions with Appalachian State, then Florida State, plus a crummy little bowl game, probably the humanitarian or another crummy little place. Maybe Detroit. -
New re-incarnation next year though. Another chance .. a new season... Just a long wait and of course we have those two other meaningless Saturdays and then the crumfest crummybowl to look forward to---
Friday, November 12, 2010
Gainesville, on a big game weekend is one of the most beautiful things you can see in this world.
It's not like it isn't a great place to be when they are playing the FAU Owls, or some other poor sister of the homeless in early September, because it is, ---but Gainesville on a home football game weekend, for a chance to win something tangible, in November, is awesomeness defined. There is an intensity level about the pre-game tailgate that is generally not matched.
The awesomeness magnifies itself into a pure goose bump causing frenzy when it happens to be a big game like it is this Saturday, and when you are playing another SEC opponent for the right to win awesome stuff on a future Saturday night, then damn it, that's what its all about.
I may be immature for caring about this stuff as much as I do, especially, since I have been concerned about the fate of the Gators since the third grade, but call me whatever you want, as long as you call it the way it is, And the way it is: is that the gator Nation is alive and well . .except of course the part where it's struggling . -
Here is to my specialness, as defined by being a Gator fan , and I mean that in only the best way you can think about it, and here it is to beating South Carolina on a fall like autumn day tomorrow.
Go Gators ..-
Monday, November 8, 2010
While driving down from Gainesville to Tampa on Friday Night, My daughter was telling me how she might get into the International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School. ---U.S. News and World Report rates that particular High School as the 15th best High School in the Country because of that program . (its look- up-able if you think I am pulling your leg)
She is in the Middle school equivalent of the I/B program in Alachua County right now, and she was telling me how she tutors an Asian Kid in Math. She is so proud of that. -- So am I...Plus it just strikes me as kind of funny.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I heard this today at a Luncheon I attended : " People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel." - It is a quote from Maya Angelou
Then I was goofing around on the internet tonight and saw it again: ---"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel."
I think I am supposed to think about that a little bit because seriously, Twice in one day?
When "Goose" was killed during a training incident in the movie Top Gun , that was like Florida losing to Alabama earlier in the year. In case you don't follow Florida Gator Football closely, like I do, the exact moment Goose was killed was when Burton threw the Jump Pass Interception at the goal line.
At that point in the game we had just drove the ball right down the field like a hot knife through soft butter. When we did not score at the goal line, and threw that pick, that was when Goose died, and Maverick (the Florida Gators) went into a funk. It wasn't that the Florida Gators suddenly didn't have some of the best talent in the nation, They always have, it was at that exact point, the coaching staff and the players, lost their swagger. It was just like when Maverick lost his.
When Florida lost to LSU and MISS STATE the following weeks, that was the part in the movie Top Gun when Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, rode around on his motorcycle brooding about his father's legacy and feeling guilty about that jump pass on the goal line.
The Gator fans played the part of Ice Man and got in Mavericks grille a little bit. "Maverick You're Dangerous" is what the Ice man told Maverick -- That quote can be translated into the language that the fans of Gator Nation speak, and reads like this: "Addazio, you suck as a play caller"
Beating Georgia was when Maverick got assigned to an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. -- Maverick had the cred to get that gig, and Florida Beat Georgia because, Hey, that's our thing, that's the Florida Gator Cred, It's what we do, at least for the most part during the last 21 years. (an 18 and 3 record)
The upcoming games against Vanderbilt and South Carolina will hopefully be the part where Maverick Throws Goose's dog tags in the Indian Ocean with that Girlish looking throwing motion, regains his swagger, shoots down the Migs, moves back to California and hooks back up with Kelly McGillis' Character. (Charlie)
At the end of the movie, during the final dogfight scene, Maverick said: "I will not leave my wingman" Translated into Gator Football fandom it sounds allot like this: "All the Gators have to do is beat Vandy and South Carolina and we can go back to Atlanta and have another chance"
Whatever happened to Kelly McGillis anyway? Is she living in Atlanta now? That chick was hot, and winning the SEC is also pretty damn sexy.
So here is to the Gators hooking up with the 1980's version of Kelly McGinnis.
-(attached is a video. It's about 9 minutes. If you are committed to this post, then watch it now, because it will act like a refresher course. for the rest of this post. honestly the shit they say in this video will have gator translations to follow but if you don't take the time to watch the video, then the rest of the post may not make sense for you)
* When Hollywood got hit, and goes down, that was when the Florida Gators lost to Mississippi State. - (just some more bad news when you are ready for some good news)
* When they reference going through "His" (the Migs) Jet-wash. -- that's like having LSU do a fake field goal with a Bounce Lateral to the kicker. Just crazy that it worked and also that the jet-wash didn't Mess them up all to hell (like a lateral bounce pass to a kicker would not completely cause an F-14 to lose their shit)
* When they talk about " two Migs dead ahead" That is Vandy and South Carolina.
* when they talk about it being 5 migs? and not Four? thats when they are talking about Lattimore. He is not just one Running back, he is a Beast of a running back. (its scary to think about just having to beat South Carolina but South Carolina with Lattimore running the rock.
* When they say " check the guys to the north" that is the fandom talking about the SEC WEST. They are basically saying hey, why the hell do you even want to win the East when you have to face the winner of the west? who for all purposes will kick your ass"
* When they talk about " Not getting a tone" that's the same thing as Gator fandom saying Even if we do get to Atlanta are we going to be able to do anything anyways? "
* when Maverick tells Merlin that he is: " gonna hit the breaks and let them fly right by me" that's the Gator Nation telling the doubters that the WEST can Kiss it. they may have the winner of the east in their sights, but we may just kick their ass in Atlanta for the spite of it.... all about hitting the breaks and letting them fly right bye....
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Great Holidays: Labor Day, Memorial Day, July 4th , New years Day
Okay Holidays: Thanksgiving
Holidays I dislike: Halloween, Christmas
The Great Holidays are about having a three day weekend and no real obligations. I make sure to appreciate the military every day, and especially on Memorial day. I also appreciate the extra day off. Lots of times the Labor Day, Memorial Day, July 4th holiday involves hanging with friends, drinking a beer, firing up the grill etc. New Years Day is a day you generally get off and there is football all day long.
Thanksgiving -- Never been my thing. I like the food, I like Having the football on, and the two day off thing. Sometimes it can be stressful with family though, and then all the cleaning up. Don't get me wrong, Love my family but sometimes having them all together at the same time just seemed kind of like a job. Still does.
Halloween with all the dressing up and the kids knocking on your door for several hours, plus, I like Candy allot, but I generally know better, but when there is so much of it...just laying around, begging to be eaten... .
Christmas... Most pressure filled Holiday of them all. Its all about the presents. Its all about meeting expectations, not failing -- I usually always feel like I fail at Christmas ... I like it okay when it is over I guess.
My favorite holiday? -- Super Bowl Sunday... I love that day, and it is a holiday. Its a thing Americans do,----- it just doesn't have an officalness to it.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Finished reading " Breaking Night" by Liz Murray, with tears running down my cheek. - I just Couldn't help it, that woman is inspirational, and her life story is incredible.I say that, realizing I am giving up my masculinity to a degree by admitting this,..... I don't care.
For someone to be homeless at fifteen years old, and a Harvard Graduate at twenty nine, well, that's just three standard Deviations on a bell curve right there, hell, it may be four standard Deviations.
You can be born into a rich, loving family, have all kinds of support in the form of love and guidance from your parents, have access to the best tutors, and the best prep schools etc, and still, Harvard may reject you.
In the game of "Getting into Harvard" some of the best of the best, get rejected, and they are playing on a level field. Liz Murray's field was a boulder ass, gravel strewn, up hill Mountain of a thing.
The field she dealt with had all types of venomous snakes, poison Ivy, empty syringes and weeds all over that thing. ----Life wasn't fair to Liz Murray from the beginning, but Liz Murray kicked some ass anyways.
Honestly, she is a great human being. She made something of herself and did it with out becoming bitter towards her parents. She loves them, even though they clearly and obviously failed her miserably. This, in and of itself is quite awesome.
Quick Summary.... Life will throw a sledge hammer on your head.
For all that is good in the world, buy this book, read it, then buy another one to send to someone you love.
Signed, -----A guy who will buy multiple copies of that thing so I can not only send it to people I love, but also people I just like allot.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
It's Florida Georgia Week. - Ordinarily this is one of my favorite weeks. It's something to look forward to, It still is, I just don't know if the Gators can hang with them this year.
Our offense is all about lousy play calling and resultant three and outs that seems to be our weekly Game plan now, except when we fumble the ball away and don't even get the three and outs, and all we get are the "outs".
My Goodness, look at Mark Richt being all tough in front of all those sorority girls in the background. - It just strikes terror in the heart of all Gator Fans this year.
Plus look at their nutty fans with all the nuttiness.
I missed the Gators this past week while they were on bye. I did watch that Auburn LSU game, and luckily for me I pulled for the LSU Tigers from the initial kickoff until the very end when Cameron Newton was elected Governor of Alabama. Its four weeks in a row pulling for a team that gets beat. Maybe this week things will be different.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Some Random Photos of this past weekend with my kids.
Right before this picture was taken, they were arguing with each other and I told them
to shut their pie holes in an Angry type voice. They Immediately went to manipulation mode. They posed for this picture all sweet like, and went over the top with being loving to each other.
This photo was at the park. Instead of watching NFL Football I was playing Frisbee at the park with them.
It was just in the news today about that Beer Can looking building that the development company has not been paid by the leasor since July. The development company is suing the Leasing Company. The Tenants have evidently paid the leasing company so they might end up getting the ultimate beat down on this deal. The tenant is SYKES. they are a Call Center Company. Bet you thought all those companies were in India. Well here is one of the last remaining American Call Centers and it looks like they are going down if the leasing company is going to mess up.
This is the newly opened Children's Museum. I have not yet taken them to see it but Will do so in the next few months. In the background is an apartment building that I would love to move into, but the rent is still a little bit to steep.
The full height of the Building I want to move into.
My Boy, wearing his Tony McCoy Jersey. --- McCoy has been playing okay so far in his rookie year but he still has Zero Sacks. He needs to ramp up the pressure for the 3 and 2 Bucs.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Steve Addazio --- Look at all the sadness. It's everywhere. You are destroying a beautiful College Football Program almost single handily. Little Girls are crying on my blog because of you.
- Steve, This little girl is Sad because you don't have any rhythm in your play calling. Not only do you not have any rhythm, You don't seem to understand the game of Football, which is really strange considering that your job is Offensive Coordinator of a perennially top ranked College Football team and that in and of itself is also sad.
Steve - These College Kids only get to go to Florida for 4 or 5 years or so, and now forever and ever they will have to reference this year of their college careers as "that one where Steve Addazio made me sad"
(photo from pfs)