Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Rant on how important Sports are:

You know what it is?  It's about trying to do your best.  Tonight's Monday Night Football Game was about that.  - My Dad always tells me how unimportant sports are, but you know what,  Sports are so fucking important in real life,  and he,  and those other people that think that shit is not important are just wrong.
  The beauty of that game tonight was that people fought through adversity, people excelled when by all rights they should have been sitting on their couch.  Watching that game is the same thing as looking at a Million dollar piece of art.
Sports are such a magnifying glass on the human spirit.  Or,  call it what you want,   Sports is like art,  it just makes your inner soul feel good when it is like this.  Let me also tell you something about Rex Grossman.  Dude is a football player and that loss hurt him.  It is his job.  No one watches me do my job.  My job is probably not as important to the masses as his is.  My job puts a roof over my kids heads and feeds me and puts a roof over my head etc.  But Millions of people don't watch me when I fail.
I just know how awesome this past three hours was and what it means to me.  It means I can still strive, It means I can "Play Hurt"  I can suck it up,  I can deal with failure,  I can seriously appreciate how awessome that was.      

An Ode to Tony Romo

Watch me falling in love with Tony Romo.   I am doing it in the most non-Gay way that there is.  Seriously, not that there is anything wrong with that.  I am doing it on the Internet on my blog telling you about my love for the man.  Okay, seriously I know its not love,  but it is a High level of admiration.  Dude is the type of QB that everyone wishes they could be.
Just saying,  I have man love in a Non Gay way for the man.  Holy cow.  Dude had his lung punctured last week along with some cracked ribs and he  came back through all that to beat the 49ers while coming from behind (again, in a non gay way)
A week and a day later,  supposedly, his lung puncture has healed and he is,  allegedly,  only dealing with cracked ribs.   So this is what the Dallas Cowboys decide to do;   They get him a Kevlar flax jacket.  ---- Okay, ---------here is my thought process on that:  wouldn't that have been better last week?  Seriously,  why don't dudes playing QB in the league ALL wear that stuff?  okay, that's fine, maybe it hurts mobility, maybe it has some negatives I am not aware of,  so the  second thing they do,  is they Shoot him up with pain killers.  Nice.  That happens all the time in the NFL,  when you are talking about making millions of dollars a year to play you need to play even if you have cracked ribs and a punctured lung.
Seriously,  tell me this?  does a puncture in a lung really just heal itself in 8 days?  Pretty much I am sure that shit doesn't work that way.  So,  I think the dude had a little hole in his lung when he was balling tonight.  Dude is a star though and dude just plays football.  I love that about him.   Truth be told, I don't really love him I just love how he is.
You want to know what was cool?  after they won 18 to 16 and they do the little interview his quote was basically this:  Its Football season, that's when you play football.
Dude inspires me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Good Day today for the billster

Pretty good day for the Billster.  It started off positive when I got dressed and found a Ten Dollar bill in the pocket of the pants I picked out this morning.  I Had not worn those pants for awhile,  so I don't even remember what I was doing the last time I wore em,  but evidently I was pocketing cash.  I love it when I even find a dollar, much less a ten spot.   
While working today on my assignments,  I had another one called in that was about 2 miles from where I was at the time, so I jumped all over that one which was good, especially when you consider I was about 150 miles from where I live.  Had I not been able to do it today,  I would have had to drive back down  tomorrow,  It's Just so much more efficient this way.   
I won my Fantasy game last night as I was winning pretty comfortably after Sunday afternoon and still had a Q.B.  Going tonight,  (I have both Rex and Tony on my roster)  because of Romo's rib issues I started Grossman and it looks like the right decision so far.  I am pushing to be the high scorer of our league for the week,  Still need a little more production from the Sexy Rexy,  but it is looking positive right now.  - We pay an extra 50 bucks each week to the top scorer so this might be a sixty dollar type of day for me not even counting how much I earned actually working.   So,  yes,  Happy day today and if Rex can get me about 10 more points,  I am golden.     

Friday, September 23, 2011

Seth Godin had something smart to say about a problem I have been having for months.

From Seth Godin's blog:


Talker's block

No one ever gets talker's block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down.

Why then, is writer's block endemic?

The reason we don't get talker's block is that we're in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our inane blather will come back to haunt us. Talk is cheap. Talk is ephemeral. Talk can be easily denied.

We talk poorly and then, eventually (or sometimes), we talk smart. We get better at talking precisely because we talk. We see what works and what doesn't, and if we're insightful, do more of what works. How can one get talker's block after all this practice?

Writer's block isn't hard to cure.

Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.

I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squidoo or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly--you don't need more criticism, you need more writing.

Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.

If you know you have to write something every single day, even a paragraph, you will improve your writing. If you're concerned with quality, of course, then not writing is not a problem, because zero is perfect and without defects. Shipping nothing is safe.

The second best thing to zero is something better than bad. So if you know you have write tomorrow, your brain will start working on something better than bad. And then you'll inevitably redefine bad and tomorrow will be better than that. And on and on.

Write like you talk. Often.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vindictive stupidity

A story today on Yahoo about some legal issues that Erik Bedard (a pitcher for the Boston Redsox) is going through, kind of jumps out at you for both the reason they focus on in the article, as well as something they don't really touch on in the story that I feel the need to write about a little
Let me say this first. I really only know the details that were in the story, so my point of view is framed from that angle.
The gist of the story is that Bedard and a former girlfriend had a baby together and apparently they are no longer with each other. Bedard pays child support, but that agreement was signed in 2006 and now Bedard apparently makes a bunch more money so she is trying to take him back to get more money for her and her child. Fair enough, I suppose.
What the story focused on though was that the guy serving the legal papers is a NY Yankees fan. He wore a Yankees Jersey to do it, and was quite proud of himself. Also Bedard was starting that same day. The Redsox Organization asked if he could wait one day to do it on a day that Bedard was not going to start. The guy said his client (Bedard's X-Girlfriend) specifically requested that it be done on that day, so they let him.
Bedard ended up getting shelled in his start and only lasted 2 and 2/3 innings. We don't know if he was mentally a mess because of the service or not, but it very well may have contributed to his poor performance that day.
The Girlfriends insistence on doing it that particular day seems kind of vindictive. Maybe she has a right to be this way, I don't know, but it seems like it is in her best interest for him to do well when he is on the mound so he continues to enjoy that fat pay check. If the dude consistently gets shelled, that could be bad for her, and her child. So in effect, he is like the Oak Tree holding up her Tree fort of a life, and she is busy chopping at the trunk with an axe. Just seems like her own vindictiveness played out long enough, could be the type of thing that ends up having her little tree fort of a life crash down to the ground.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tony Romo is a Gamer!

Color me impressed with Tony Romo. Dude had two cracked ribs and a PUNCTURED LUNG and was out of the game against the 49ers, but to hell with that, He sucked it up and went back in and brought the Cowboys back with 13 points in the second half, including a 77 yard touchdown to a T.V. Reality star. I am bringing the admiration for the man right here on my blog. Not a Cowboy fan but definitely an admirer of their starting QB.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Bill Thinks about Future Bill

Looking forward to watching Monday Night Football and also grateful for My D.V.R. How I Met Your Mother is on tonight and I am recording it for my future entertainment.

Future Bill is going to be pleased with present Bill for doing this. - Later, (probably tomorrow or maybe even right after the Monday Night Game tonight.) Future Bill is going to make a comment in the comments section thanking the 7:28 p.m. of September 19th 2011, Bill, that did this for him.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Coach Fox, Read this....

My eyes hurt from watching that 10:15 Monday Night game yesterday. The Raiders and the Broncos are clearly two of the most poorly coached football teams ever to play in the National Football League.

They were chippy, which is something that does happen, however neither coaching staff ever grabbed control. It went on all night. Additionally, they were un-disciplined so we had numerous offside calls both ways. Obviously they both have some talent and the Raiders even more so than the Broncos, but my goodness was it hard to watch. The game never had any rhythm due to the incredible lack of discipline. Also, Orton may be better right now than Tebow on paper, but I watched enough of Tebow in College to know he could have won that game for the Broncos if he was just given a chance. He makes everyone around him better and he wills his team to be better as a whole, regardless of the parts that make up the team. You play football on a field, not paper. Why is it so obvious to me but such a mystery to the people around him.
Someday Coach Fox will figure it out. Or he won't and the broncos will be mediocre long enough to get him fired.

War Eagle and Plexiglass

Funny is funny. Even when you think, Hey maybe I shouldn't be laughing at this because its just not right, if it's funny, well, then it's funny.

So Last Saturday one of the mascots for Auburn, the war eagle, did his thing that he does when they fly down over the crowd, except this time the war eagle flew smack dab into a glass door of a suite.
From the Birmingham news: ------" It looked like he hit the plexiglass hard" said Jamie Bellah, director of the Southeastern Raptor center at Auburn "I looked him over and couldn't find a bruise. It doesn't look very good when you see it on the video, but I think he must have recognized he was going into something because his feet came out a little bit."
Funny is funny.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Love having the NFL back.

Nice opening game, missed most of it because of a prior commitment. Not to say I was out digging ditches instead of watching football, no, I was out living my life, watching comedy. It was some top of the line comedy as well. Tommy Johnagin. Dude was just funny and my friend kept texting me throughout the night letting me know how Jermichael Finley was doing.

Jermichael Finley -- that was an awesome first quarter, how about playing in the other damn three quarters as well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sad Manning Face

Peyton Manning is not going to play football this Sunday. Neither am I. We are pretty much the same guy, except He has Peyton Manning Face and I don't.

He looks so Mopey in this picture. His face is like a novel, It's a sad tale of woe. As much as I enjoy watching him run an offense, having neck issues is a scary thing for anyone, Hell, its hard to just drive a car when your neck isn't right, much less play football in the League.
I hope he recovers, because he is truly one of the great players of my generation although if he misses the whole season we will be able to see what a below average team the Colts are without him. Dude has carried those guys for damn near a decade. This is some stuff I need to see.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Finally, its back.

Football is finally back. This weekend there will be tailgating, some grilling and college women walking around in those sundresses. Life will be good.

Then we will see the new edition of the Mighty Florida Gators in a bit of a warm up game against FAU.
New Head Coach, New OC as well. The Legendary Charlie Weiss will be calling the plays. Hopefully he wont choose to run dive plays with 165 lb running backs, and he won't be running John Brantley on an option to the short side of the field. Seriously though how funny would it be if the Dive play is the first play of the game.
Love this time of the year!