Saturday, March 28, 2009

Coach Gets Fired; World Ends; Film At Eleven

Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie was fired the other day after only two years on the job. While you can certainly argue whether or not the firing was warranted (Gillispie's record was a respectable 40-27 but Kentucky missed the NCAA Tournament this year for the first time in eighteen years), you can't argue that the behavior of Alan Cutler of WLEX-TV was anything but sleazy.

Watch the video below as Cutler chases Gillispie like he was Bernie Madoff down hallways and corridors of the Joe Craft Center after the firing.  My first thought was that Gillispie deserved the wrath of Cutler just for his lame I'm-on-the-phone-so-I-can't-talk-to-you-Mr.-Reporter bit, but upon further review, it is obvious who the douchebag is here.  If the hairplugs fit you must not acquit...

Friday, March 27, 2009

HubPages Article

Here is an article that I wrote recently with advice on how to choose a Real Estate Agent.

Choosing the Right Realtor

Friday, March 20, 2009

HubPages Article about Joe Flacco

Here is an article I wrote recently about Joe Flacco focusing on his incredible game against Navy in 2007.

Joe Flacco: From Delaware to the NFL

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dancing With Myself

Any chances that I might have had to win any of my pools magically disappeared about three minutes into the first game of the first day of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.  As soon as Butler fell behind LSU 9-0 around 9:14 this morning, my hope of finally winning dashed.  I should have hit the snooze and gone back to bed.

I never understand the people who fill out several brackets.  How do you know who to root for?  I may enter several pools, but I only fill out one bracket.  So it doesn’t matter when I enter the CNN DC Bureau pool as I do every year with about seventy people, the Portland Life of Riley pool that I am in for the first time along with about 150 others, or the Fine Boys Invitational which once again is me, my friend Matt, and his son.  Every pool I use the same bracket.  It is like my March signature.

Every year I also have the same feeling looking over my picks on Wednesday night before the tourney starts, “I think picked every winner this year!  How can I be wrong?  After all no one knows more about college basketball than me!”

My delusion usually lasts longer than five minutes.

By the time the day was over not only had Butler who I picked to go to the Elite 8 lost, but also so did Mississippi State and VCU each of whom I picked to go to the Sweet 16.

I feel like the guy who finally gets the nerve to ask the girl to dance only to be cut-in on right away without even a chance to dip.  And after I polished my shoes and everything.  

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Selling The Snake Oil in Upstate New York

I know the economy is bad but....

It may have been one of the greatest college basketball games of all-time, but it didn't take much for the pinheads in the Syracuse Athletic Marketing office to turn last week's 6-OT game against Connecticut in the Big East Tourney into a huckster cheese fest.

Exactly how long did it take them to put this gem on their website?  What they couldn’t frame Eric Devendorf’s enlarged preening ego?

The best part is that as quickly as they put the framed boxscore up for sale, they reduced the price from $79 to $69.  “Now you too can own a piece of college basketball history at a bargain basement price!”

I have already made a cleared a spot on my bookcase right next to my Barack Obama Inauguration Commemorative Yes We Can Eat Salad Bowl and my Michael Phelps gold medal bong phone.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Link to Article:

An article I wrote for HubPages about the Presidential Impeachment of 1868.

Edmund G. Ross: American Hero or American Zero?

When I told Pam what I was writing about, she snarkly asked if I had uncovered some new evidence.  Funny.  No, but I still think it is an interesting read....