Saturday, March 11, 2006

Allan Ray almost lost an eye, nasty

In case you didnt see the Villanova vs. Pitt game, Allan Ray got a NASTY poke in the eye, and you actually see his eye semi-pop out:


It appears that the actual injury isn't as bad as originally thought, and he'll probably be totally fine.

Paint It!

Wednesday was a day at sea, so the casino was able to be open, so I played in the blackjack tournament. $20 buy-in, 7 hands to make the most money. You start with $500 and max bet is $500. First time I did horribly, lost first three hands then got a blackjack, but so did she. I rebought and our table caught fire. Three people from that table advanced to the 7 person final. Final was same rules, starting over at $500 chips. You got to pick your seat in order of chips, I was 6th, but for some reason no one took third base. So each person started the betting once, first position was first in the first round, I was last in the first round, first in the last. First hand, everyone bets $200-$300, I bet $100. Lady in first position hit blackjack (pays 2 to 1). Most other people lost, I won. Then a lot of people pulled back their bets, so I went to $200. Got 11 against a 5, doubled, got a 6, but she busted. So I was in second chip position. I bet small and the lady with the lead kept betting $250. The table went cold and by the 6th hand it was clear I couldn't lose. I bet $25 on each of the last two hands and lost them both. Didn't matter, I was the only one to have more than $500 chips. First prize was $850, second was $510, third was $341. People around the boat have been calling me champ. I'll post pictures of the leaderboard, chips and trophy when I get back.

Alien Invasion

I only heard briefly about the recent alien invasion in which a martian took over the body of Gerry McNamara. He was never clutch to this point in his career but he must have taken something (perhaps a shot of Erin Andrews' cooch juice). I saw him hit a game tying shot against UConn on the highlights, and heard he had similar heroics against Cincy. Sportscenter showed him having an awful first half versus Georgetown but then turning it on in the second. Good for him. He's still closer to the player I've been saying he was, than everyone else believed him to be. Anyway, SU is definitely in the tournament and I wouldn't be surprised if we got a 6 seed (I don't know how other teams comparable to us did in their tourneys). I think it might be possible for us to be #1 in SOS. We were #9 then played Nova, UConn and now Pitt. Bill loves Carl Krauser. Will someone please text me info from the selection show so I will see it when we land Sunday night. I need to know: seed, opponent, and date and time of the game. Thanks

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Syracuse WHAT?!

I just took an extended 'lunch' to watch the SU vs UConn game. SICK. Syracuse up 14, around the half, then down 2 in the last minute or so, G-Mac hits a 3 to tie it up and go to over time. SU was a little sloppy at the end, and still pulls out an 86-84 win. Amazing. I know Paul hates G-Mac, but hey, he's like a little white college aged Reggie Miller, in terms of clutch-ness.

100% guaranteed NCAA bid at this point, in my opinion.

Game 6, Where were you on that night

From IMDB:
Plot Outline: Combining real and fictional events, Game 6 centers around the historic 1986 World Series and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

I'm sure Paul will find a reason to absolutely love, or absolutely hate this movie. Watch the trailer, seems to have a serious/dark tone to it. Hard to tell how this one is going to play out.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

SU actually beat Cincy

I was a doubter, I was wrong.

G-Mac miracle saves 'Cuse

That headline is from ESPN. I'm sure Paul would say something like "Yes, it's a miracle that they won with him in the game, going 6 for 18, and missing layups".

Cure a Sow

Today we are roaming the streets of Curacao looking at cheap jewels and surprisingly inexpensive authentic Louis Vuitton bags. Entered an internet cafe to cool off and sit down and an old couple (like the Timmers from the episode of Boy Meets World where Shawn and Cory run a bed and breakfast in Feeny's house) let us use their remaining half hour of time. I think TON has been doing a good job with the blog so far. Apparently I've missed a lot of business news while I've been away. Another rough night at craps last night. I even switched to blackjack. Then with a $20 bet I got 11 against a 6. I doubled and got an ace. Dealer made 20. I went back to craps and played by myself for about an hour. Was playing 26 or 27 across and made back about $150. One hot shooter and I should be able to get back to even for the trip. Right now SU is playing Cincy for the last chance to make the tournament. We're an hour ahead here so the game just started. Speak to you from St Maarten or St Thomas maybe. That Gerry/Paul Brokeback picture is hysterical but when did I ever have a beard with no moustache?

Websites that sound smutty (but arent)

Believe it or not, this is not a list of websites bookmarked on The Concierge's computer. These are legitimate sites that accidently sound like something different:
Cumming First United Methodist Church
Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau
(The Concierge is definitely a paid member of this one)
DB of agents and whom they represent
(Paul loves this one)
Software (ip stands for 'internet protocol')
Pen Island, a custom pen seller
Experts Exchange, IT advice
(The Concierge is probably listed on this one, not by choice)
DB of therapists
Speed Of Art

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Actual details on Bonds steroid use

Sports Illustrated has definitive proof that Bonds used roids.

Here's the quick rundown:
• In 2001: “Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle.”
• Bonds actually went off-cycle to take as many steroids as possible, injesting (or injecting) far before his regular schedule required him to.
• He started taking the higher-grade steroids because he was “jealous of Mark McGwire.”

Grandma just needed a hug

Armed Woman, 75, Dons Steelers Ski Mask, Holds Up Bank

Pros Vs. Joes

Last night, I caught Pros Vs. Joes on Spike TV. Basically, cocky 'average joes' who think they can hang with pro athletes go at it.

Last night had Jerry Rice, Dennis Rodman, Bill Goldberg, Matt Williams and Jim McMahon going against 3 douches. Basically, as you'd guess, any straight matchup went to the pros easily (although one guy stopped Jerry Rice once, but it was Jim McMahon's fault).

They also threw in some random stuff, like a 2 minute shootout, from a moving treadmill...and Rodmans score was the benchmark to beat, or lose by. I didnt even think Rodman would do well in this, but he did...and was even beat by 1 guy...although this isnt Rodmans strength, so it doesnt mean much.

Another random thing was each Joe going against a different Pro, driving a golf ball. This is kind of a trick, cuz i'm sure a lot of these retired pros play tons of golf while relaxing non-stop every day.

Anyway, its pretty interesting to watch, basically just cuz you get to see some cocky douches get totally schooled...and that's always fun.

Greetings From Aruba

Just got back from a submarine tour -- it was awesome, saw an abandoned ship and TONs of fish. Head to Carlos and Charlie's soon. Last night played craps with D-Von Dudley (I think) didn't do very well (lost $150). Wasn't too bad though. It's only single odds so hard to win a lot. Got a little too much sun yesterday afternoon. I'm still alive, but I'm very badly burned. I've been enjoying the buffet and all the food. Had Scott's favorite -- lobster bisque -- and a shrimp and bacon omelet this morning. Going to Curacao tomorrow. Crushed about Kirby Puckett. I'm in shock. I can't believe it. More to come on that topic when I get back.

Would You Bang?: Campbell Brown

Today we discuss NBC's WASPy reporter, Campbell Brown.

Pizza Parlor Derek:
"I can't imagine she would be in much of a banging mood after doing the stories given to her by the suicide inflicting news producers at NBC Nightly News, who have vowed to do a Katrina story everyday until I decide to drown myself or so it seems. But I think Ms. Brown is the type that after a few glasses of White Zinfandel would be begging to be banged, I know from heresay accounts that most women in news are. I picture her completely different outside of the studio. The type that can't talk to you without making some kind of contact with you. Flirts in the office. Then when the lights and cameras go on becomes the Campell Brown we see on TV. Yes I would bang Campbell Brown but the opportunity would only arise after getting my advances refused by Norah O'Donnell."

"I would definitely bang her. It was probably best said by Ludacris: 'we want a lady in the street but a freak in the bed', and C.B. wreaks of this. I guarantee she is more intelligent than I am, and would have a lesson or two to teach, and perhaps a spanking, as she gives me the latest breaking news...on what a dirty little tramp she wants to be."

Small colleges make the tournament too

Pizza Parlor Derek is going to endeavor to publish a profile of all the lesser lights that make the NCAA Tournament. He'll try to tell us which teams might pull off a first round upset and which are headed for the play-in game.

Monday, March 06, 2006

For those who can't wait for the madness to begin

If you're really a college hoops junkie, this is for you:

Championship Week Challenge
(link to an Excel bracket)

RIP Kirby Puckett 1960 - 2006

I'm sure Paul will have something to say when he gets back, so for now, I'll just post a link.

Curling.....with puppies

Apparently, Paul wasn't the only one that caught Curling fever. Now you can curl online...with puppies:

G-Mac says peace out, Paul rejoices

I'm sure Paul has eagerly been awaiting this day...the day that Gerry McNamara played his last game in the Carrier Dome. Even though he dropped 29. and broke the Big East record of 178 career 3's in league play, it wasn't enough, with Cuse falling to Villanova, 82-92.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

This will ruin Pauls vacation

Paul's favorite childhood baseball player, role model, celebrity eight-ball tournament organizer, glaucoma sufferer, and supposed womanizer Kirby Puckett has just run into a serious health problem, suffering a stroke:

From the article:
Former Minnesota Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett had a stroke at his Arizona home Sunday and was taken to a hospital for surgery. Another former Twins great, Tony Oliva, a special instructor during spring training, said he has been worried about Puckett's weight. "The last few times I saw him, he kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger"

(Special thanks to Master Bates for the tip)