Friday, August 31, 2007

Syracuse Still Sucks

The team looks a little better this year and I'm definitely not talking about the uniforms. Too much orange. Orange jerseys with orange pants is a bit much. I do like the helmets with the stately large S.

Andrew Robinson is not great, but I think he can be good if they get him some protection from the offensive line. They started him off with short passes and it led to a field goal drive.

Taj Smith and Mike Williams are excellent receivers. I even like Rice Moss.

Chris Speilman and Colin Cowherd ruin this game for me. The worst announcers I've ever heard. They kept saying absolute nonsense. Sean McDonough called them on it twice and they wouldn't back down. Once on a clear clip, and once when Speilman (I think) commended Robinson for going for it on 4th down, then commended him for deciding to quick kick. After which he said, either way it's a good call.

The Syracuse defense wore down and Washington's offense settled in as their quarterback Jake Locker started to settle in.

Syracuse got a couple good kick returns in this game.

SU ended the second half with a field goal to cut the lead to 8.

Then Washington started the 2nd half with a TD and that was the end of the game.

Same old horrible offense by Syracuse. And eventually the defense wears down.

What a horrible performance overall by this team to get absolutely killed at home by a team that isn't all that good either.

Football is dead on the Syracuse campus. By the fourth quarter there wasn't anyone in the Dome, all the students were probably gone by halftime, except the dorky freshman who are just happy to be there in their first week of college.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Favorite Parable

A guy is walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out.
A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, "Hey you. Can you help me out?"
The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole can you help me out?"
The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on
Then a friend walks by, "Hey, Joe, it's me can you help me out?"
And the friend jumps in the hole.
Our guy says, "Are you stupid? Now we're both down here."
The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before and I know the way out."

Note: I had no particular reason for posting this now, I just really like it and thought I would share.

Worst Loss of The Year

The Mets are sliding right down the toilet right now.
A 5-game losing streak including a 4-game sweep to the Phillies, punctuated by three heart breaking losses, each one worse than the previous one.
There is a very good chance the Mets will have a 9-game losing streak by Monday.
The Mets face Tim Hudson (15-6, 3.23 ERA) on Friday, John Smoltz (12-6, 3.06) on Sunday and Aaron Harang (14-3, 3.51) on Monday and the other game Saturday, the Mets are going to pitch Mike Pelfrey (0-7, 5.92).
If they lost the last 5 games when they had a significant starting pitching advantage in 4 of them, how are they going to do when they are at a major disadvantage over the next 4?

The Mets are in major trouble and it now seems like a real possibility that they will not be in first place soon, and may very well miss the playoffs.

Are You Ready For Some Pageantry?

Pizza Parlor Derek changed the PP in his name to Pride Pageantry in honor of his new blog, "The Pride and The Pageantry."
Pride Pageantry Derek has been working dilgently for a month to complete his preview and he did it just in time for tonight's kickoff game featuring his #1 team, LSU.
Other team previews of specific interest to Poopheads, #5 Michigan, #12 Penn State and #25 Syracuse.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I Need 8 To Tie

Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry has 9 kids by 9 different women spread across four states (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee & North Carolina).
He was recently ordered by a judge to pay $3,000 a month in support to one of the women and to establish a $250,000 trust which can be used should he fall behind on his payments to her.
He was in court in the first place because this woman said he was behind in his support, even though he got a $25 million contract and a $1 million signing bonus.
Henry spent about a quarter of that bonus on a car and jewelry (the better to attract baby mama #10).
Henry's lawyer said the signing bonus is all gone, and that he used it to pay debts (because he has significant financial issues), and that despite all this he is a really committed father.

Obviously these women weren't with him for his good looks, more like his money

What I Should Have Said Theater

What Caitlin Upton should have said when asked why a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a map:

"That statistic is startling and troubling. But the reason is simple. Our education system is not doing a good enough job. We need to provide more money for books and maps and for teachers' salaries. But the burden also falls on the parents who need to take the time to teach their children themselves, to supplement what they should be learning in school."

Mrs. Poop Joins An Exclusive Club

I bought this shirt months ago and was saving it until Mrs. Poop actually became one

Song of The Week

"The Way I Are" - Timbaland
I should hate this song on general principle but I am willing to overlook deplorable grammar when an awesome beat is involved.

No Hope For The Future

I couldn't resist taking one more jab at the poor 17 year old girl Caitlin Upton who flamed out so dramatically during the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Here is what she actually said, and it makes less sense when you read it yourself:

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because uh some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for."

At least she's pretty.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Bris

The bris went well, Chase pulled through it fine and even though I got a little nervous at one point ("I can't believe I'm letting them do that to my baby"), it was a lovely ceremony and I'm glad Chase has joined the ranks of the Chosen People.
We ordered way too much food (I'll be eating turkey and roast beef for the rest of the week) and my dad accidentally bought Vanilla Coke (so Master Bates had to run out for regular Coke) but everything went well.

Thanks to all the Poopheads who made it (The Concierge, Nails, Focks, TallSkott, Michael, Tall and Short Julie).

special bris clothes
Chase with the winner of the Baby Poop Pool

Fun Dip For Your Mind

Fun Dip is delicious, but Fun Dip for Your Mind is even better. Josh has started a new blog and everyone should read it, especially if you love UFC.

Josh will provide his insights into world affairs and lots of fart jokes.

yes, I am actually eating Fun Dip in this picture

Recreating The Past

When Mrs. Poop was born her parents took this picture outside the door to the hospital room.

We tried to recreate this same scene with Chase.

The Concierge Knows Everything

The Concierge won the Baby Poop Pool in dominating fashion. Because he picked the earliest date he won that category. His guess on weight was only off 8 ounces (but kudos to Izzie and Kevin who were off by only one ounce).

Amazingly, The Concierge's brother finished second, and his sister-in-law finished fourth.

Other than TallSkott's ridiculous guess the two last place finishers were Cousin Conor (evidently AA is not working for him) and neighbor Katie. Evidently redheads know nothing about babies.

Thank you all for playing this really was a fun game for us to follow over the past few weeks, seeing everybody's guess. We were planning to guess ourselves then shut the game down, but we never got that chance.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reissberg Reaction

Reissberg's mother said "I can't believe the little boy who used to run around my house just had a baby."

Reissberg's father said "I can't believe that asshole just had a baby."

Funny or Douchey?

I was putting some baby stuff in the basement when I saw a box we put away a couple months ago. Mrs. Poop wrote on the outside of each box what was in it. When she wrote "teapot" on a box I added the words "I'm a little," above it.
Is that funny or douchey?