Monday, December 7, 2009

Craigslist is a crazy place.

I heard that some people liked to be punched in the stomach, for sexual purposes...
I think that is something I can do. Apparently Craigslist didn't look to kindly upon me trying to whore out my belly punching services.

Notice the "semi-professionally" something we always strive for here at LFTS.














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Saturday, November 14, 2009

ln (e^mreah) = mreah

This does not make sense.Chewbacca

In the weeks and months since I last spoke to you, things have been crazy.
Not crazy in a bald Britney kind of way, more like crazy like the end of Fight Club where he shoots himself in the face and the city blows up but it all seems to be a good thing in the end. (ok maybe not exactly like that)

It has been a crazy Fantasy Football season so far. My team is in 6th place but has the 3rd most points total. I must have angered the fickle fantasy gods. I feel as if it has to even out in the home stretch and hopefully I can make a playoff run. I am 3-6 and yet the outlook is sunny. I still have players I believe in and a few weeks left to make up ground.

I have 2 bits of advice for those seeking some semi-professional fantasy advice.

1.) Do not. I repeat. DO NOT sleep on Calvin Johnson. He has underperformed much of this season (some of that is due to his missing some games). All I ask is that you remember that when healthy, Megatron is a transforming super robot playing among mere humans. It doesn't matter who is throwing him the ball, It doesn't matter the double and triple coverage. This robot in disguise has more talent and physical tools than any receiver in the league. Think of it this way. Some mad scientist went into a lab, mixed the genetics of Randy Moss and T.O with the most advanced nano-technology never created and 20 something years later we have Calvin Johnson.

I categorize Calvin Johnson under the Paul Kariya theory. You see back in the day, I was sure that Paul Kariya was actually a hockey playing cyborg built by Disney to draw attention to the under appreciated Mighty Ducks franchise. He never sweat, he played with pin-point precision. He never slept, just powered down at night.

The NFL needed something for the Detroit Lions, hence Megatron was created. Needless to say, with the trade deadline looming he is a great buy low candidate.


2.) Steven Jackson, while not a super human robot, is the 20 year old highschool senior dominating pre-pubcent boys with his pure power. In our sole win this season. Steven Jackson went back to his childhood and started dragging grown men around like they were rugrats. At the beginning of the season, If I were to ask you "How many touchdowns will SJ39 have at the end of the season?" you would have said 6 at least. I still think he finishes with those touchdowns, so be on the look out for a multiple game touchdown streak in the near future. I doubt you will be able to get him, but if you can snoozle Steven Jackson before the deadline you will not regret it

Check back for end of the season draft grades for our Point per reception point per completion league as the season closes.

Lack of updates

I suck, I know this.

In my defense my wedding is getting closer and things are starting to get a bit hectic. My math class is a little harder than I thought it would be and we are beginning the house hunt thanks to an extended tax credit for first time home buyers. I sure am going to need that honeymoon.

Till next time as Bas Rutten would say "God speed and party on!"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tom Brady: The Anti-Christ OR Bellicheat

If you are anything like me, you despise the patriots. If the anti-christ were to come to earth, I am sure he would look like this:

I admit to bias. Tom Brady beat my St.Louis Rams on the night Ricky Proehl accurately predicted "Tonight, a dynasty is born". To bad good ole Ricky got the team wrong.

So with this hatred of the Patriots in mind you need to read this article.

It's old for sure, but there is nothing like stirring that pot of hatred of the Patriots from time to time.

The link is basically a statistical break down of the patriots seasons and how they consistently performed higher than would have been predicted by their efficiency stats. Higher even than other teams that out performed their expected production. It's really an interesting read and It is very apparent from the blog "Advanced NFL Stats" that Brian Burke does his homework.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Podcast Episode 5 - Week 3 In Review




Week 3 in review plus Monday Night predictions with Dr. Wang and Tom Potts.

Topics include:

Tony Romo over under 39 points on Monday?




Stepdads vs T-baggn Whiteys
129 147
DeAngelo Williams
Jason Witten Roy Williams

18 point difference



Top fantasy producers:


Peyton 24 for 379 for 4 td's and 1 pick 60 points
MJD 35 points on 119 rushing yards 3 tds 4 recp 28 yards 35 points
Santana Moss 10 for 178 1 td 43points Bonus points
Vernon Davis 7 for 96 2 td's 28 points

Are Santana Moss and Vernon Davis for real?



Lock of the week: Giants only 7% picked them


Is Tampa Bay the worst team in the league?

Redskins

Rams, Browns, Chiefs

Miami Dolphins

Winless Titans


Notice we aren't mentioning the Lions


Undefeated teams

3-0 Denver Broncos
Jets
Saints



Vikings
Ravens
Giants
Colts

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Podcast Episode 4 - Week 3 Breakdown




Dr. Wang and myself break down week 3 Fantasy Football action.

We had a lot of fun this week. Tried to let a little more personality come through. We ramble on about non-football related stuff for a while and ask what people would like to hear about on the podcast.

Some topics include:
Pick 'em Debates
New England at Atlanta
Tennessee vs Jets
Buffalo vs NO


which Backup RB that is starting this week would you rather have?

Felix Jones
LeSean McCoy


Fantasy teams of the week

Chicago Bears

Baltimore Ravens

Houston Texans


Lock of the week
Giants at home vs Tampa Bay


Which Chicago WR would you rather have?
Devin Hester
Johnny Knox
Earl Bennett


Which Giants WR would you rather have?
Steve Smith
Mario Manningham


Which Ravens RB would you rather have?

Willis McGahee
Ray Rice

Enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Podcast Episode 3 - Week 2 Predictions



Episode 3 in the books!
Did some work in the studio for an intro, I hope Goldfinger doesn't mind the sample =)

Week 2 Fantasy Football Predictions, Pick'em, Survival choices! Week 2 players to sit and start, Join The Doctor and I as we lay out our guide to week 2 NFL action.

Good luck in your games this week!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kanye is a D-Bag

If you haven't seen or heard about this check it out here

Basically Kanye comes up, takes the mic from Taylor Swift and proceeds to say Beyonce should have won. It's actually pretty funny. Beyonce is like WTF?!?!

Now this isn't the first time Kanye has stuck his foot in his mouth.

Case in point. Best part of the above video: Chris Tucker speechless when they cut to him after Kanye drops his "Bush doesn't care about Black People" bomb. (George W. Bush did not in fact care about black people, but that is beside the point.)

Back to the 2009 Video Music Awards...
The President thinks Kanye is a jackass. Even better than that, is what 50 Cent had to say about the situation.

"I wish he would come take one of my awards, so I could black his eye in front of everyone... He pick and choose who you feel safe doing that with... shit Pink was gonna get to him"




In the end though you have to feel sorry for Kanye. Must be hard to be a gay fish.



Requisite link to full gay fish episode.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fight Night 19, TUF 10

There are basically only two fights on this card that interest me.

1.) Nick Diaz v. Melvin Guillard. This should be an exciting fight. Melvin has always been a banger and Diaz has never backed down from a fight. Overall I think Nick Diaz is probably the more well rounded fighter but Guillard brings KO power to the table. Diaz should win this one easily if he doesn't let himself get drawn into a KO game. Seeing as how this would be Nick Diaz's third loss in a row, I see him staying within the game plan and doing away with Guillard by decision.

2.) "Hollywood" Roger Huerta v. Gray Maynard. Gone are the days of Gray Maynards lay and pray (hopefully) as he has developed a nice boxing game to go along with his wrestling background. Huerta after a long hiatus returns to the octagon for what could be the last time as he will try his hand in Hollywood. I do not see his head being in the game and I think if it comes down to losing his "Hollywood" good looks, and winning the fight, OR winning the fight and getting beat about the face. I think he chooses not to get beat about the face and gives up a "please stop hitting me in the face" rear naked choke.



TUF 10


I might be looking forward to this more than the fight night! Rampage has been a long time favorite of mine and I dislike Evans enough to tune in just for that. Add to that potent reality tv mix, Kimbo Slice. Kimbo is one of those guys that you either love or hate. I started out loving him on youtube, Hating him when I had to watch him almost get beat by cans. I think I am back to loving him now that he is trying to prove he is legit. If nothing else this guy garners viewers.

Another fighter I like to watch that is on the show is "Big Country" Roy Nelson. This guy has got to be the most experienced/technical fighter on the show, but looking at him you would not know he was supposed to be an athlete. In shape I doubt this guy is even a heavyweight (I have no facts to back that up) but hey, he kicks ass and takes names. I wonder if he got into top physical condition what kind of damage this guy can do.

Until next time, Enjoy the fights!

I Love Dana White...

"Guess what Rashad Evans is thinking about right now," White said he plans to tell Jackson. "He's thinking about beating your fucking ass. He's not sitting around thinking about how him and his mom used to watch the fucking 'Love Boat' together and (how) he wants to get the role of Isaac the bartender."

"'Get a fucking grip, dude. You're going to make a lot of money. You ain't going to make a lot of money playing B.A. Baracus on 'The A-Team.' Jesus Christ. This fucking drives me fucking nuts.' So yeah, I'm not a big fan of fighters doing movies. When your career is over, if you turn into a movie star, that's awesome."

Ahh Dana, Dana. I love this man. The above quote is a response from Dana White, the UFC president, about one of his fighters taking time off from fighting (and dodging a fight with Rashad Evans) to star in the role of Mr. T in the remake of the A-Team.

Why so mad?

Well, Dana is devoting a full season of his reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, to get as many viewers as he can to possibly purchase the upcoming PPV between the two coaches. Do you remember when Matt Serra and Matt Hughes were coaches of a previous TUF? Tentions were high and ALOT of people wanted to see them bang and fight it out. The fight didn't happen until damn near 2 years later due to injuries and what not and by then, no one gave a shit.

The UFC reality show, TUF, is THE MAIN reason why the UFC has gotten so big. It gets viewers to purchase PPV events and it definitely gets viewers to purchase the PPV of the two coaches fighting eachother.

With one of the coaches taking time off to play the role of Mr. T, who knows when fight is going to take place and the casual fans of the sport that would have bought the PPV will now forget all about it and that is why Dana White is so mad.

I feel for the guy really. UFC is getting so big that he is losing his fighters to entertainment business.

I wonder what he thinks of that???

"I hate it with a fucking passion," White said when asked about UFC fighters who take movie roles. "'You're a fighter; you're not a movie star.' It's so fucking funny because fighters want to be movie stars, and movie stars want to act like they're fighters. 'Get a fucking grip. You're a fighter, and you're a fucking movie star. Alright?'"

Dana White for US President 2012 in my opinion. Can you imagine capital hill with this sweet talker in there?

<3

For the whole story, check it out here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Brock Lesnar Defends and Tito Emerges

UFC 106 main event has been confirmed. It will be Brock Lesnar (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) versus the undefeated, top contender Shane Carwin (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

I remember reading an article sometime right after UFC 100. It had to do with Shane Carwin "tweeting" saying that what Brock did after he won against Frank Mir was disrespectful, bad for MMA...blah, blah, blah. Shane did state that he wanted to beat Brock's ass during that same "tweet" so...now he will have his chance to put up or shut up.

Lets be real here too....Shane is going to get worked. I imagine the fight going just like the Heath Herring fight when he got worked by Brock. That was over a year ago and the present day Brock is MUCH better then he was in that fight. I want to see someone whoop Brock's ass too, but it isn't going to be Shane Carwin.

Of course I am going to watch though!

Talk about Old Heads....

I mean seriously....Tito versus Mark Coleman? Tito is only 34 years old, not old by MMA standards, but Mark Coleman is damn near 50.

You can argue that Mark Coleman is still a worthy opponent, but is he really? He gets no points for beating Stephan Bonnar...I seriously think that I have a shot against that scrub. Before UFC 100, the last time Mark Coleman fought in the UFC was in 1996.

Yes, 1996. If you are thinking WTF, then you and I are on the same wave length. Tito should put this senior into permanent retirement. I really don't see it any other way...I know at this level of competition anyone has a chance to win, but damn if Tito doesn't win....I am not sure what is next for either of these fighters.

Friday, September 11, 2009

TUF Heavyweights - Its almost time

Good video I just watched, figured that I would share it with masses. The new season of TUF starts up next week, Wednesday Sept 16th.

Enjoy


Meet The Heavyweights

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Draft Results - Grade and Overview

NFL season is less then 20 hours away. So if you still haven't done your fantasy draft....you're probably not going to make it.

However...

I want to post my leauge's draft, give each team a grade, and a brief overview of what I think of their team.

Before we get into the draft, I want to inform you that this is a PPC (points per completion) and PPR (points per reception) leauge. Also, this is a keeper leauge. That means that each team gets to keep a player from their team last year. The first person listed on each team is their keep from the previous year.

Here are are starting lineup positions

QB
QB
WR
WR
WR
RB
RB
WR/RB
TE
Kicker
DEF

So with that said...here we go...

Team 1
  1. T. Brady
  2. P. Manning
  3. S. Slayton
  4. R. White
  5. D. Clark
  6. D. Jackson (PHI)
  7. V. Jackson
  8. M. Lynch
  9. K. Moreno
  10. J. Addai
  11. J. Lewis
  12. J. Cotchey
  13. C. Benson
  14. M. Stafford
  15. NY Giants DEF
  16. E. Graham
  17. N. Folk
  18. L. McClain

Best Pick - Steve Slayton. He was the best FA pickup in our league last year and is a BEAST in our league due to the PPRs. Looking back at it, I wish I would have picked him instead of R. Wayne in the third round while I had the chance. Mr. Slayton will have multiple games of 30+ points in our format. Great pick in the 3rd round.

Worst Pick - This team is pretty solid and had a good draft. I do think that drafting Marshawn Lynch in the 8th round was a mistake. He isn't even going to play for the first three games and even when he does get in game, I don't see him doing much fantasy wise.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Dallas Clark in the 5th round is a pretty big reach for me. He doesn't have much upside to him besides the fact that he has Peyton on his team. There was still alot of players still on the board that would be a better pick...even better TEs at that.

Grade - C+. Pretty solid draft. Got some really good QBs and that will carry this team far this year in our format

Team 2 (Drunk's Team)

  1. A. Johnson
  2. M. Turner
  3. G. Jennings
  4. M. Scaub
  5. D. McFadden
  6. T.O.
  7. R. Brown
  8. C. Palmer
  9. D. Ward
  10. T. Edwards
  11. A. Bryant
  12. C. Cooley
  13. L. Coles
  14. D. Mason
  15. R. Mendenhall
  16. Bal DEF
  17. J. Maclin
  18. J. Brown

Best Pick - I think that T.O has alot of questions marks. However, to get him in the 6th round as your 3rd WR in a pretty heavy WR format is great in my opinion.

Worst Pick - Looking at his draft, no one jumps out as a bad pick in this format. If I had to pick one I would say its A. Bryant, the WR from Tampa Bay. Alot of "experts" rated him very high and at this point in the draft he was taken 40 spots higher then he was projected....So with that in mind, I guess its not a horrible pick. I still think it is, especially when players like Ochocinco, P. Harvin, and D. Hester are still on the board.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Darren McFadden is a reach in the 5th round for me. He has been tearing it up in the preseason, but its just that...the preseason. I don't see DMC doing anything fantasy wise this year.

Grade - B. He has a good solid team with alot of players that have the potential to blow up. I can't give him anything higher then a B when M. Scaub and C. Palmer are your starting QBs in this format though. I do not see this team having less then a .500 winning average.

Team 3 (Tom Potts Team)

  1. D. Williams
  2. S. Jackson
  3. D. McNabb
  4. J. Culter
  5. J. Witten
  6. TJ. Whourmama
  7. A. Gongzalez
  8. B. Edwards
  9. L. Evans
  10. L. McCoy
  11. D. Avery
  12. A. Bradshaw
  13. E. Bennett
  14. M. Jenkins
  15. L. Johnson
  16. J. Delhomme
  17. R. Bironas
  18. San Deigo DEF

Best Pick - Larry Johnson in the 15th round is quite possible the best pick in the whole entire draft. He drafted him as his 5th RB and can use him when the matchup is in his favor. I like it.

Worst Pick - Earl Bennett in the 13th round was a complete and utter shock to me. I understand that its the 13th round and the talent pool is getting short...but hell...there is still talent out there. Earl Bennett did not catch 1 pass last year and probably won't get too much playing time this year. I think this pick is horrible....but only time will tell.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Donnie Avery in the 11th round is a bit of a reach. This team picked up ALOT of unproven players, but Avery is not one of them. He shown us what he can do last year, but he does play for the Rams and he is still hurt.

Grade - C+. Way too many unproven players for me to give a higher grade. Don't get me wrong, I like the majority of his picks, but I like to draft players that have NFL stats and not just go off of a feeling. Then again, A.P was once a unproven back...so it might work out really good for him.

Team 4

  1. D. Brees
  2. K. Warner
  3. R. Moss
  4. B. Westbrook
  5. B. Jacobs
  6. A. Gates
  7. B. Marshall
  8. R. Grant
  9. H. Ward
  10. K. Smith
  11. Ochocinco
  12. W. Parker
  13. C. Taylor
  14. C. Pennington
  15. K. Curtis
  16. Chicago DEF
  17. R. Gould
  18. NE DEF

Best Pick - Kevin Smith in the 10th round is a steal! Not sure how he crept to the 10th round unoticed.

Worst Pick - Brandon Jacobs. He was on my do not draft list. He picked him in the 5th round, which isn't a terrible spot. However, he is too much of a risk to pick even that high in my opinion.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Don't see a reach pick on this draft. Kurt Warner was picked so high because of our format, so I can't argue with that. I think that you could have gotten R. Grant a tad bit later, but this team had a pretty solid draft.

Grade - A. Great QBs and WRs. I see this team making it to the playoffs.

Team 5 (My Team)

  1. A. Rodgers
  2. MJD
  3. R. Wayne
  4. M. Hasselbeck
  5. C. Portis
  6. T. Gonzalez
  7. E. Royal
  8. D. Driver
  9. R. Bush
  10. S. Holmes
  11. L. Washington
  12. D. Hester
  13. L. White
  14. Julius Jones
  15. Hakeem Nicks
  16. Kyle Orton
  17. M. Crosby
  18. Phi DEF

Best Pick - C. Portis in the 5th round is a great value. We all know that he has his issues, but he should be a productive back fantasy wise.

Worst Pick - Reggie Wayne. Randy Moss and Wes Welker were on the board and I picked Reggie Wayne. I don't know if I was in a state of temporary insanity or just hung over. Either way, I picked the wrong guy here.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Eddie Royal was picked a little too early for my liking. With the situation in Denver, there were better picks out there on the board.

Grade - C. I made some cruical mistakes in this draft, but ended up with a solid team. I am really going to have to be on my game coaching wise during the season to make the playoffs.

Team 6

  1. P. Rivers
  2. L. Fitzgerald
  3. LT
  4. S. Smith (Car)
  5. D. Gerrad
  6. P. Thomas
  7. M. Barber
  8. S. Moss
  9. J. Stewart
  10. L. Moore
  11. G. Olston
  12. D. Brown
  13. J. Campbell
  14. K. Walter
  15. Pitts DEF
  16. V. Shiancoe
  17. R. Longwell
  18. J. Norwood

Best Pick - LT in the 3rd round will prove to be a brilliant move. He was injuried last year and couldn't make his breaks. I don't think he is going to have a huge fantasy year, but he will be one of the top 5 RBs hands down.

Worst Pick - Just a ton of bad picks in my opinion. If I had to pick one, I would say that its David Gerrad in the 5th. Just a ton of better picks on the board, including QBs at this point.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Lance Moore in the 10th...really?

Grade - D. I just don't like this team at all. I would be suprised if he gets 6 wins, keyword being IF.

Team 7

  1. A.P.
  2. M. Ryan
  3. Chris Johson
  4. M. Coleston
  5. R. Williams
  6. E. Manning
  7. T. Holt
  8. R. McMicheal
  9. Th. Jones
  10. B. Berrian
  11. M. Cassel
  12. D. Sproles
  13. H. Miller
  14. Big Ben
  15. I. Bruce
  16. Minn DEF
  17. NE's Kicker
  18. F. Taylor

Best Pick - Chris Johnson in the 3rd round was a very good pick. Tenn is a running team in Johnson will put up some big numbers.

Worst Pick - WOW...so many horrible picks...Randy McMicheal in the 8th is the worst though in my opinion. Just terrible.

Reach (Too early) Pick - Did he really pick Matt Ryan in the second? Way too early and is by far the biggest reach in the whole draft.

Grade- F. From top to bottom, this team is horrible. I mean really....just horrible lol. This guy should really start reading some articles and listening to our podcast...

Team 8 (P's Team)

  1. M. Forte
  2. T. Romo
  3. Cal. Johnson
  4. A. Bolden
  5. W. Welker
  6. F. Gore
  7. D. Bowe
  8. J. Flacco
  9. F. Jones
  10. R. Rice
  11. B. Favre
  12. O. Daniels
  13. Bennie Wells
  14. C. Henry
  15. Percy Harvin
  16. S. Hill
  17. Tenn DEF
  18. N. Kedding

Best Pick - Wes Welker in the 5th was the best pick in his draft in my opinion. He is a BEAST in PPR leauges and he has to be happy to get him so late in the draft.

Worst Pick - Dwayne Bowe in the 7th round isn't a great pick. Mr. Bowe was on my do not draft list. I just don't think he is going to be a fantasy threat. He is this team's 3rd WR, which is not terrible...but if I had to pick a worst, it would be Dwayne.

Reach (Too early) Pick - I think Felix Jones was taken a tad bit early, but the rule of thumb is if you don't think he will be there in the next round, take him now. This is probably what he was thinking when he made this selection.

Grade - A minus. He has a good balance of proven and unproven players. He has one solid fantasy QB and his WRs and RBs have the potential to blow up and get bonus points every week. I really hate to say it, but I think this team is going to the playoffs.

______________________________

So there it is....Pretty crazy live draft. It was a good time though. There was a TON of QBs gone with in the first 2 rounds. This is because we play PPC and we have two starting QB slots in our starting roster. We went in a snake order, which means that draft order goes 1st-8th, then 8th - 1st, then back again.

Yes, that does mean that whoever is 1st and last gets two picks in a row. Pretty nice.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this and as always, we will be continuing to do weekly Fantasy Football podcasts. So bookmark us and stay in touch.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Podcast Episode 2 - Preseason Predictions



EPISODE 2: Round table discussion highlighting divisional champs and fantasy players to watch. Featuring myself, Drunk (a new contributor here at Lincoln Freed the Slaves) and the always opinionated Tom Potts.

Enjoy!

If you have any questions you would like answered on the podcast leave a comment and we will get to it next show.

What a Bitch...

What up people.

I was doing my usual browsing and I came across a fight video labeld "Sucker Punch = Fail".

I will embed the video after I say a few things about it.
  1. First and foremost, this dude is a bitch. That was a complete sucker punch and in my opinon you can't really declare yourself the winner when you do something like that.

  2. However, this is a fight. Even though it was a bitch way to win a fight, he still won and he still collected his check. You should always be prepared in a fight. This video proves it.

  3. This is why I do NOT like touching gloves after the match has started. There is no reason for it and can only be a risky move...as you can see from the video
What are you thoughts on this?

Sportsman-Like Fail Sucker Punch from FailPost FailPost on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The "Hard Knocks" Phenomenon

One of the things I have noticed in the last few years since HBO started airing "Hard Knocks" is that inevitably the show makes you think that the team is on the brink of making the next step. As with everything produced by NFL films, this show makes you think the team is and/or was a whole lot better than they really are/were. This makes for great entertainment and a compelling show. It does not make for useful fantasy football advice.

I am guilty of this myself, every mock draft Ochocinco, Chris Henry, Cedric Benson, and Carson Palmer all seem to start creeping up my list. Don't get me wrong. Ochocinco is better than he was last year. Chris Henry is a touchdown machine but the one handed grabs they show on Hard Knocks makes you think he is the second coming of Randy Moss. He is not. His best year was 2006 and he only caught 36 balls for 605 yards ( he did have 9 td's though)

I am still feeling the effects of last years show on the Cowboys as I ended up with Martellus Bennett on one of my teams!

Keep this in mind on draft day. I'm off to see when "NFL Films presents the 2008 Lions" airs.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

UFC 102

When I first saw this card announced I wasn't all that interested in it. It just didn't to seem to have the big fights to warrant me throwing down 50 bucks to watch it. I guess I have been caught up a bit in the UFC hype machine because I am contemplating buying the fight anyway.

Couture vs Nogueira was a compelling fight 4 or 5 years ago. Now it almost seems like the senior tour. I think that is what makes it work though. We know neither of these guys are in their primes but I think they are probably right about the same level.

I know it has been said before, but Randy Couture's age will have to catch up with him at some point. I think this could be the fight that does it. When is the last time you saw Randy beat up on a top notch grappler? Don't say Gabe Gonzaga. While he does have some decent jiu jitsu I have seen him tapped out by the much smaller Maia. I think Nog could give Randy fits on the ground. He also has show then will to withstand punishment while still working his ground game. Things could really turn in Nog's favor if he is able to sweep and get some sort of dominant position. Nog looked really bad against Mir but from what I understand he was not able to have much of a training camp for that fight due to a staph infection. I just think that at some point Randy's run has to come to an end and the beating he took from Lesner could be the end of Captain America's insane career

Nog by sub in Round 3

Maia vs Marquardt is the fight I am looking forward to the most. as Fish put it "The real main event"
Nothing more can be said of Maia's BJJ. So here are some highlights:


Marquardt is a well rounded fighter with a lot of experience, a good wrestling background, a black belt in jiu jitsu, and a solid striking game, I just think that Maia will be able to impose his game on Marquardt and turn this into submission grappling event.

Maia by triangle in round 2

Is anyone really interested in the Thiago Silva/ Keith Jardine fight?
I guess Jardine has fans. He seems to be the definition of a gatekeeper; if you beat him you get to move on to face the elite of the 205 division. All I am really hoping for is that at some point Jardine pretends to be the techno viking. Hopefully Silva will have learned from his last fight with Lyoto Machida and will remember that he is a jiu jitsu stylist and not a brawler.

I give this one to Silva via Sub in round 3.

The other fight I am looking forward to is the Krystof Soszynski v Brandon Vera fight. I always liked Vera for his vicious kicks but he never has seemed to live up to his hype. The polish experiment lacked the hype coming up that Vera did but worked through his season of the ultimate fighter with workman like precision. Having finished 3 of his last 4 fights via Kimura lock I look for him to do the same to Vera in Round 1.

I am 4-1 in fight picks so far (Damn you Forrest Griffen!) so lets keep it up!

Looking back at my predictions here I realize I picked all the fights to end by sub. That is extremely unlikely, but wouldn't it be sweet?

I have been trying to find out what the most number of submission victories ever in one UFC event, No luck so far but I think there is a chance that this event becomes the new submission standard in the UFC.

Podcast failings

I finally show my true technical abilities (none) by unsuccessfully posting a podcast. The free hosting I used cannot seem to locate the file (this is after they sent me an email with a link to said file) So hopefully sometime this weekend I can figure out where this all went wrong and get the podcast up and running. I know some of you are interested in some fantasy football draft advice!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Podcast Episode 1- Fantasy Football Draft 09

http://www.ourmedia.org/ia/details/LFTSep001

Not sure I got this right, I got a 45 minute podcast uploaded and I set a feed up, the question is are people able to listen to it? Is it even posted to the feed? Any insight would be wonderful

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reality

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a dope beat to step to, step to, step-step to... ANYWAY


Been a pretty busy week in my world. My wedding creeps ever closer and planning is being stepped up a notch. I also started school yesterday and just in general have had much to do. Things are definitely getting REAL.

Reality TV

At this point it is pretty ballsy to even call it that. What is real about gathering 25 attractive people, putting them in a house together, and telling them they need to all compete for the affection of some other attractive person.
I have been on a few dates in my time, even a few arranged by other people. Not one of them featured 25 people competing for my attention.

You want to know what happens in real life? In real life people are crazy. Not spit in your mouth or call you a bitch on national tv crazy. We are talking murder you and mutilate your body to the point they have to use the serial numbers on your breast implants to ID you kind of crazy. Those people are out there in the world. In fact they blend in so well that they could be put on a reality tv show.

So what do you know? Crazy serial killer makes it on to dating show then gets caught and kills himself in shame. NOW THAT IS SOME REAL SHIT! People want reality tv, how bout that for a plot line. You cannot make that up. Yet when "reality" happens they cancel the show? How bout they show the reality that even in an artificial environment of suitors picked specifically to meet your criteria, there is a crazy fuck in the midst.

I realize the reason they do not continue with the shows is out of respect for the victim. I understand that. I just ask that the label these shows what they are, game shows. They didn't call "the dating game" reality, because people knew it wasn't.

In reality there are crazy sumbitches, and when they go do some crazy shit, No one has the power to cancel the show.




World of Warcraft

After a bit of a hiatus I am back in the world of Azeroth pushing hard to get my priest to the level cap. My DK sits idle with gear upgrades in bag, unenchanted and ungemmed, awaiting some sign of interest from me. The nerfs to deathknight tanking really took a lot of the fun out of playing him. We were overpowered for sure, I just wish they could have balanced us without killing the playstyle I so greatly enjoyed.


Ganja

I leave you with a link that you may have already read from my blogroll. This one in particular really makes you think. I don't care what your view on marijuana smoking is but couldn't we set any objections aside in order to cure cancer?

some highlights and sources:
Cannabinoids are chemicals found in marijuana. They were found to not only reduce the size of tumors, but also can prevent you from getting them in the first place.

Cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals. They do so by modulating key cell-signaling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. Cannabinoids are selective anti-tumor compounds, as they can kill tumor cells without affecting their non-transformed counterparts.
- Source

Have you heard that smoking it could give you lung cancer? Not true, as we see from above the opposite is true.

The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. … “We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” he said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”
- Source

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fantasy Football Draft Preparations

Its almost football season and with that comes fantasy football. Everyone has rankings and draft strategies to try win you your league.

What I am going to try and help with is draft preparation.

The most important part of draft preparation is gathering information. I tend to use a sponge technique, I read and listen to every possible source of information on fantasy football and make mental notes on how the fantasy community feels a given player is going to do. I read websites, blogs, listen to pod casts to try and get a varied view on the upcoming fantasy season. It's important to have multiple sources otherwise you will live and die by the advice of a single website.

I love the Yahoo fantasy sports guys. Evans, Funston, they all crack me up. When I first started playing they were the only resource I drew upon for fantasy advice. I had a few good seasons and a few pathetic seasons. If those guys had good predictions My team did will. If those guys were way off, my team sucked.

Since then I have expanded my roster to include Matthew Barry - The talented Mr. Roto. Writer of the Hollywood classic Crocodile Dundee II Crocodile Dundee in LA. Mr. Berry also provided the inspiration for Lincoln Freed the Slaves. I lifted the name from one of his articles about the most random text messages ever sent and received. He is also the co-host of a great daily fantasy focus podcast with Nate Ravitz. Always entertaining with good football insight I suggest you give these guys a listen.

Another podcast I have taken to listing to is The fantasy football guys. I like these guys because they don't pretend to have inside information but they have good discussion that get you thinking about players and draft situations that I find useful. These guys tend to ramble on (hour and a half pod casts, yeesh!), but they always have something to make you think.

During this time I am also reading peoples rankings and predictions to combine them all in my head to form some opinions of these players myself. I think through what has changed for them since last season and whether that should have a positive or a negative effect.

An example: Last season Jay Cutler was THE man. It was a no brainer he was going to be my keeper this year. Then he gets traded to Chicago. makes you re-evaluate what his numbers might be. Its probably a negative for his personal stats. HOWEVER, I think that overall this improves the Bears and Matt Forte gets a bump in my rankings.

That's a pretty simple one but the point is not to feed you information (it could be wrong!) it is to get you thinking about who YOU think is going to have a good season.

The next step for me has been Mock Drafts. I don't worry to much about the outcomes, but I like having the experience. I typically go through several of these trying out different draft strategies. I have already done one starting with drafting a running back, one with WR as my first pick, and one as QB at my first pick. It lets you see how the rest of the draft and your team changes depending on what you select first. These drafts also give you a decent idea of where different players may come off the board.

As far as the actual draft goes I tend to show up with more information than needed.

I have an overall ranking list. I usually steal this from espn. I usually don't alter this list at all as I use it more as a guideline than a strict map.

I then have page for QB, WR, RB, and K/TE/D share a sheet. These I do a bit more work on as far as arranging them according to my wants.

I also have a page that has some important stats from last year. Ours is a PPR league so I have a list of the top 25 in catches, along with their targets for last season. Another stat I keep is quarterback attempts and completions (We get points for a completion, crazy league, I know, but it makes it impossible to find a pre-made list to just print off and take to the draft)

I always feel like I am the most prepared person at the draft and even if I am not it gives me confidence. We all know confidence is key when it comes to shit talking, and we all know that when it comes down to it, Shit talking is the point of Fantasy football.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Miguel Torres vs Brian Bowles

In case you missed Miguel Torres get KTFO

Sunday, August 9, 2009

UFC 101 Recap


Griffen vs Silva

WOW. Did I underestimate Silva or what? It was an insane display of dominance. Anderson Silva is the like the goddamn Matrix. The whole fight reminded me of the scene in The Matrix where Neo (Forrest Griffen) is being tested by Morpheus (Silva) for the first time after learning "kung fu"

"stop trying to hit me, and HIT me"

Forrest had nothing for Silva. Everything Forrest threw just missed the mark. Silva moved JUST enough not to get hit. At one point he put his hands down and just stands there and uses head movement to dodge a flurry from Griffen. Reminded me of Neo dodging bullets.

"you move like they do"

I will have to be honest, my first thought was WTF?!?! Did Forrest throw the fight? Good thing I DVR'ed the card. So I decide to go back and watch it. I was even more appreciative of it the second time. Anderson Silva and GSP needs to happen to determine the pound for pound king. Who is Fedor?

Penn vs Florian

Penn vs Florian went down much the way I expected it to. Kenny tried to exchange on the feet, got rocked, and would then run or try to take BJ down. The first three rounds were basically Florian desperately trying to take BJ down and wear him out.

BJ Penn seemed like he really went out to shut the haters up. People knock his cardio, but when it came down to round four BJ really took control. His first take down attempt he lands it and turns it into the end of the fight. Those elbows from half guard were short but mean. Kenny had a HUGE welt on his face, I wouldn't be surprised if that were a broken orbital bone. The finish of this fight was impressive as well. After getting mount and dropping some ground and pound, Ken-Flo wilts visibly and gives BJ his back gift wrapped with a nice bow. A rear naked choke is not that easy to sink in if the other person is defending it. Kenny was defending it well, two hands on one. Until BJ starts dropping heel kicks into his liver, after four or five of those Kenny drops one hand to defend and immediately gets choked out.

Kenny Florian literally pissed his pants!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

UFC 101

Tonight we have a top heavy card at ufc 101. If it weren't for the quality of the main events I would not be getting this card. I mean cmon I like Amir Sadollah but his first fight since winning the ultimate fighter should not be televised on the main event of a pay per view. I could deal with him on a ultimate fight night card, but it seems he is just there to fill up a spot. I would probably rather watch Thales Lietes fight. Instead, he is buried on the undercard due to his last fight with Silva.

The main events make it worth it though.

BJ Penn vs Kenny Florian

I will go ahead and admit that I am pretty big BJ fanboi. At the same time, if I look at this fight with an objective eye I get the same vision. That of Kenny Florian getting demolished.


BJ has fought a who's who list of MMA fighers.
Din Thomas, Caol Uno, Jens Pulver, Matt Serra, Takanori Gomi, Matt Hughes, Lyoto Machida, Renzo Gracie, GSP, Sean Sherk, Joe Stevenson.

Kenny has fought Diego Sanchez, Sam Stout, Sean Sherk, Din Thomas, Joe Lauzon, Roger Huerta, Joe Stevenson.

Which of those lists inspires fear in you?

I really think this is going to be a beat down of epic proportions. I don't think these guys are really in the same league. I'm going with BJ in round 3 or 4.

The other big fight is of course Griffen vs Silva.
I will probably get flack for this, but I think Forrest comes through in this one. I never seem to give Forrest the respect he deserves. I didn't give him a shot against Rampage or Shogun and he really came through. I just think Forrest has the size and mental fortitude to push Anderson in ways he has not been pushed before. I look for Forrest to push Anderson up against the fence and make him carry his weight. He will probably do best to try and get Silva on the mat and do a bit of the lay and pray/ground and pound to try and wear Silva down. I am giving this one to Griffen by decision.

Enjoy the fights and your weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The power of Bas

Ever wonder what it would be like to get kicked by Bas Rutten?



Worse than a car crash...

How about rupturing a spleen with a punch?


This just gives you a bit of the idea the type of beating these guys absorb to entertain us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Make a Statment...


White people are supposed to be scared of minorities

It is just one of those things. What do you call them? Oh yes, stereotypes. Some of the common white people stereotypes are that we can not dance, we listen to 60s swing music, and that we are afraid of minorities.

When I say minorities, I am talking about everyone that wouldn't be considered a cracker. Those minorities know/think this about us and some of them act on it or attempt to "act hard" or "punk" you into thinking that they actually will do something. Kinda like a scare tactic.

What you have to do to counter-act this scare tactic is to act like a crazy, insane, inbreed, white mother fucker so they know that you are one of those white serial killers types. Therefore, they will not mess with you. Ask any minority, especially a brother, about fucking with a crazy white boy.

There response will be something along the lines of....

"Fuck no...you ever see a brother serial killer? You ever seen a brother kidnap someone, put them in their basement, and scream at them to PUT THE LOTION ON THE SKIN!!! No way I'm messing with one of those crazy white people."

Its stories like this that they get that opinion of us.

5 dead, 10 injured in gym shooting

White dude goes into a LA Fitness gym. Goes to the Latino dance class. Puts down his gym back, turns off the lights and unloads 20+ shots with his gun.

FUCK

White people are nuts....and this story is a true tragedy.

Use this stereotype to your advantage

Anyway, when I first moved into my apartment complex, I noticed that my girlfriend and I were a small percentage of the white people that lived there...maybe 5%. The rest of the complex was either black or hispanics.

So one day I pull up to my apartment and notice about 5 brothers standing outside, just hanging out. I made eye contact and they gave me that look like "What you lookin at fool?"

I immediately put my phone up to my ear and pretended I was having a conversation with my girlfriend. Now...this was a total stunt...my phone wasn't even powered on...I was using it as a prop in this stunt.

I get out of my car yelling, screaming, cursing, make death threats to her and her family, and basically trying to act as insane as I could. This group of brothers were about 15 yards away and after about 30 or so seconds of having this fake conversation I start walking towards them.

Making eye contact with them the whole way (still having my pretend, insane phone conversation) and ask them for a lighter.

The look on these people faces was fucking priceless. I almost started laughing and ruined the whole thing, but I kept it together and lit my cigarette. I gave it back to him, turned around and started walking away saying the following...

"Bitch I wish you would take me to court...I will fucking kill you and your kids! Think IM PLAYING!"

I then hung up the phone and stormed inside my apartment laughing my ass off for a good 5 minutes.

Oh yes....

Take that in for a second
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Misson completed - Message sent

Now these people think that I am some crazy white boy and they are not going to mess with me. I have lived there for 2 years and I didn't have a problem until just a few weeks ago...

The Message in action...

I walked outside my apartment a few weeks ago because I heard alot of people right outside and I wanted to see what was going on. To my surprise, there was about 20-25 black people standing around bull shitting and acting a fool. I would have to say the average age was around 17.

Right when I get to my car, one of them breaks from the group and jumps on my trunk. I immediately flip out, but not as much as I wanted too...I mean hell...there was like 20 of them and I didn't want to get jumped.

The guy claimed that someone else was chasing him with a gun...unlikely story in my opinion. He was just trying to punk me. Lets punk this white dude so I look cool in front of my friends. Well, I started cursing at this dude and walking towards him.

IMMEDIATELY, three guys from the crowd (the same people that I played my crazy white boy trick on) jump in saying that they don't want any trouble and that he was just playing around.

"My bad cuz, my bad cuz, that dudes retard homie"

Is what they were saying to me to try and defuse the situation. I didn't say anything....I just got my cigarette and sat down on my patio looking pissed as hell.

A few minutes later the police showed up and broke up the crowd.

What did we learn today class?

Stereotypes are everywhere, you can't get upset when someone throws you into a category, its human nature. No matter how true stereotypes are, we are all individuals and we are ALL different.

So if you know you are going to be in a situation where you think that you are going to get labeled a certain stereotype....make a statement.

Strip Club Adventure, Blogging difficulties

Strip Club Adventure
This past weekend was pretty wild. One of my best friends was without his significant other and wanted to go crazy. Drunkenness ensues, followed by a 2am trip to the titty bar!

The strip club is a funny place. Huge contrast between the enthralled face of the customers and the bored face's of the strippers themselves. I hadn't noticed this as much the first time I went. Also never noticed how quickly they snatch money from your hand =). I remember a couple of priceless moments from the evening.

My friend Tom is there getting a lap dance from a very talented young lady. He is fully engrossed in this lap dance. I don't think a fire in the building would have taken his eyes off that shaking rack. I guess she was propositioning him for a private dance when she said "you remind me of Drew Carey"

He snapped out of his trance so fast I thought he was going to fall out of his chair.
I think this was the same stripper, who after guiding his hands all over her breasts, decided to take her turn and massage his...
"That's not hot" he barked.
He seemed kinda pissed, After the Drew Carey comment she tried to back track and said.
"I mean I think you look like Drew Carey and I find him attractive"
needless to say, he did not pay her for a private dance.
Strippers... not known for the quick wit.

It really was a funny scene.

The other moment that comes to mind was one of the lap dances my fiance got. Have you ever noticed the girls always get a better lap dance? After an extensive lap dance for 4 dollars this stripper takes my fiance's glasses off so that she can rub her tittys in my fiance's face. After some hot motor-boating she goes to hand my gal's glasses back to her. Before that happens though, she rubs both lenses all over her breasts and nipples! That isn't hot. Not only is it not hot, but as anyone who has worn glasses before will tell you, its kind of a dick move. Human skin is greasy, even more so when you have spent the last four to six hours dancing and grinding on people in a smoke filled room. Grease, coincidentally does not come off glasses all that easily.

Speaking of grease, here is a funny picture I took before the strip club adventure began.
File this one under found porn.

What is the purpose of a blog? What is the purpose of YOUR blog?

With my previous work on blog's it was always very focused. A warcraft II strategy site. A World of Warcraft gaming site. It was very easy to come up with topics that my readership would enjoy or at least find interesting(at the very least, relevant.) Having that niche made it very easy to know what articles would drive traffic to the site and what would get comments. Every patch, a spec article would generate tons of hits from google. With this blog things are a bit different.

It is a good thing and a bad thing. One of the reason's I started it was I felt a bit too pigeon holed into what I had to write about. This blog gives me and others the opportunity to post about whatever happens to be on our minds. The downside of this is the fact that there is no built in readership. I am struggling to find an identity for this site. I have written and deleted a few articles because I didn't think they fit the cloudy vision I had in my mind for what I wanted this place to be. It's interesting, I don't blog for hits, I blog because I enjoy writing. Lets face it though, there is something gratifying in knowing people read what you had to say. When I was doing my gaming blogging I got so many ideas from comments and other gaming blogs. That sense of community, of shared interests is lacking a bit, hopefully it comes in time =)

This week's asshat poll is simple. Have you ever been to a strip club?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Honeymoon thoughts

When I bring up the fact that I am getting married soon, a lot of people respond with "Are you freaking out?"

Not really, why would I? If I was freaked out by it I don't think I would be getting married. In fact if you are excessively freaking out months ahead of time about your wedding and marriage, maybe its not the right time for you.
I will clarify that. If you are freaking out at the prospect of spending the rest of your life with the person, or even with any one person, then its probably not the right time for you.
If you are freaking over trying to plan a massive event for your friends and family, that I can understand.

I guess its easy enough for me to say I am not freaking out. I have very few responsibilities for getting the wedding planned. My main responsibility is the honeymoon, and that I do freak out about a bit.

I mean this honeymoon will cost more than my last four vacations combined.

There seems to be a few main things to decide. The one I am struggling with is length of stay, and with that, niceness of hotel. The options are between staying four nights at a top of the line resort with over the top service and anemities, or downgrading the resort a bit and staying five to seven nights.

I have gotten a lot of input from people and there really is no consensus. Some people think 7 nights would be to long, Some think 4 would be to short.

At first I just wanted to stay in the nicest place possible and who cares if it was only four nights. Lately I have been leaning towards a 5 or 6 night stay. Realistically we are going to do a lot of drinking and laying on a beach. How nice does the hotel have to be to do that? Then again, after four days in the sun and four nights of partying we will be so drained the last few days would just be spent in recovery.

We are definitely looking for all inclusive. I really like the idea of not having to pay for anything while I am down there. There are just so many options. You don't want to end up down there in some shitty hotel where all inclusive to them means you get a continental breakfast.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red Light Cameras

Everyone hates these things. They do not decrease accidents at the intersections they are placed at, and they can't actually prove it was you driving the car. They do however make a lot of money for your local government.

Apparently the cameras they use are quite expensive, and as it turns out, easy to remove.

case in point:
The New York Police Department said two people have been arrested for using a cherry-picker to steal nearly 20 percent of the city's red light cameras.

Investigators said Anthony Cintorrino, 45, and Tara LaBurt, 29, used a pickup truck with a cherry-picker to steal the cameras between June 24 and the time of their arrests Sunday, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Police said couple were arrested for allegedly selling an estimated $88,000 worth of parts from the cameras to a camera resale shop for $300 each to help finance their heroin addictions.


-source

Thats right. Fight the power!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Ultimate Fighter, Stranger Fetish- Furries/Adult Baby

The Ultimate fighter... no not the TV show
Our buddy Fish over at Fish on Fighting had a post about the qualities the "ultimate fighter" would posses. I like his list and agree with a lot of what he said. Someone at The Examiner did a write up on the same thing Creating the perfect mixed martial artist

In my mind there are really two things that separate the champs from the chumps. heart and strategy. You need to have good striking and good grappling along with a host of other physical talents. That is a given. The mental game is really where most fights are won and lost.

To me fighting starts and ends with one thing. Heart. Skills and Athleticism can only carry you so far. In a lot of fights there comes a point where nothing seems to be going a fighters way. Some persevere and come out champions, others give up.
A good example of this in a somewhat recent fight is Randy Couture vs Gabriel Gonzaga. This highlights the difference between someone without heart and someone with that will to win. On paper this was a great fight. the first minute and a half is a battle. Couture bloodies up Gonzagas face about 2 minutes in and Gonzaga just wilts. Gonzaga is one of those guys that seems like whenever things aren't going well for him he just gives up. Realistically I don't think Couture is a technically superior fighter. However, he has the heart, will, and determination of a champion. A less well known fighter to more recent fans that personified heart was Evan tanner. His fight with Rich Franklin (the first one I think)showed that it takes a special kind of person to absorb that ass kicking and prevail in the end.

The second thing I think that some fighters have that puts them on another level is strategy. Too many times you see these fighters that have the skills necessary to win, and don't use them in an intelligent manner. The two biggest offenders of this that I can think of are Jorge Gurgel and Matt Serra. Both of these guys are well known BJJ black belts, and yet when you see them fight, they never take it to the ground, they never attempt submissions, for the most part these guys choose to brawl even when facing a noted striker. One of my favorite fighters, Nick Diaz, is guilty of this. Nick is a slick BJJ practitioner and yet he often chooses to stand and bang. It could be an ego thing. I hear a lot of fighters talk about how they like to beat someone at their own game. Who knows?
The best in the business at the execution of a fight plan and taking advantage of his strengths is GSP. His comments after the second fight with BJ kind of blew my mind. There are a lot of fighters with GSP's well rounded skill-set, but no one takes advantage of their opponents weaknesses better.

Stranger Fetish- Furries/Adult Baby

On an entirely unrelated note; This week at work we have been having an ongoing conversation about strange fetishes. Now for the most part I try not to judge people on what gets them off, but some shit is just crazy.

Up for your vote this week we have the in the red corner, Furries.


Dressing up as cute animals and "boinking" would have to be pretty high up the list of weird shit to get into. To quote wikipedia "About 2% state an interest in zoophilia, and less than 1% an interest in plushophilia." Well I guess thats good...

In the Blue corner, we have not pedophiles, but Adult Babies!

Defined by wikipedia as "Paraphilic infantilism is a paraphilia characterized by the desire to wear diapers and/or be treated as an infant or toddler. One who engages in infantilistic play is known as an adult baby (AB). About one in three adult babies is also a diaper lover (DL),so they are collectively known as AB/DLs. The majority of infantilists are heterosexual males."

Which brings us to the Asshat poll of the week: Which is a more fucked up fetish, Furries or Adult Babys?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Affliction: Trilogy is CANCELED

hahahaha

Shitty...I was looking forward to see Fedor vs Barnett fight. I wonder what is going to happen for all of those tickets that were already sold. Can you even imagine the amount of money that was lost for booking an event center in LA?

I feel for Affliction, its a tough thing for a company to go through. However, does this mean that Fedor is still under contract with Affliction for one more fight?

Should be interesting next few days in the MMA news world after this mega blow.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Entourage


Must See TV

I like to think I have good taste in movies and TV. From time to time I will throw a recommendation up on the site. Don't expect these to be earth-shattering as these are fairly popular shows, but you can count on quality TV.

Right now we are in the middle of an Entourage binge. The story of 4 friends, one of which turns into a major movie star. The other 3 become his entourage and you get to see the craziness that goes on in Hollywood. We are in the middle of season 3 right now and we cannot get enough. It's a crazy life they live. Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)steals the show. He plays a typical Hollywood talent agent, an intense, arrogant, asshole.

If you ever had the desire to be rich and famous this show definitely lets you kind of see that fantasy come to life.
Here are some links to entourage torrents:
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5

Enjoy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Floyd "Money" Mayweather


Check out about a minute and a half in.

Basically what he says is white people made MMA because boxing was being dominated by blacks and Latinos.
First of all white people already had a sport we dominated, its called HOCKEY.

Pause for effect.

Second of all, is MMA really dominated by white people? I hadn't really thought about it before. lets see. Well, GSP is french Canadian... that's about as white as you can get. Brock Lesner kills deer for fun, was a pro wrassler, and loves Coors Light... definition of white trash.

Damn maybe Mayweather has a point.

Oh wait. LHW Kingpin Lyoto Machida is half Brazilian half Japanese. The two former LHW champs and #1 contenders are both black (rampage and Evans)

MW is owned by a black Brazilian and I'm pretty sure BJ Penn wouldn't classify himself as a white guy.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Shnucks Fiasco

On the night of UFC 100 I had just two main desires. For the event itself I just wanted to see Bispings face get smashed in. The other goal was to have a delicious grilled gourmet angus burger. Only one of these things got accomplished...

It all started pretty early, we would be getting together to have a few beers and throw some burgers on the grill before the fights. Bring your own food and beer. Seeing as we had neither, a trip to the grocery store was in order.

this was not going to be the typical visit to Shnucks, normally we go with a minimal list and spend at least an hour wandering around the store trying to plan out the meals for the week.
This time we had a plan, gourmet burgers or bust.

We headed straight to the meat counter and stood mesmerized by the amazing choices. Did we want jalapeno & spicy jack? Cajun blue cheese? Portbello & swiss? Bacon & cheddar? They all looked delicious.

I guess it was apparent we were having issues deciding because the meat counter guy (meat packer?) came over and started going on about how he loved these things. Naturally we asked his recommendation, after praising them all he confided that his favorite was probably the cajun burger with blue cheese. Sounded good to us. As we walk away with from the meat counter with our slobber inducing burgers the meat packer had one last recommendation. "those burgers are a little large for regular buns, one of those big rolls from the bakery makes a great bun"
Thanks again. Sounds like fire.

After picking up a case of Inbev light, we head to the front of the store to check out, in record time no less. This is when the trouble begins.

We survey the checkout lines. Two possible choices.

Aisle #1: An elderly couple paying by check. Not only are they old and paying by check, they don't appear to be in any sort of hurry. As shown by the fact that they are in what would have to be called an animated conversation with a group of store employees.
Aisle #2: Has the light on, but no person standing behind the counter.

Easy choice right? We head to Aisle 2. Usually someone would see us walk up to the empty que and come check us out. It didn't happen. I assumed the checkout person was in the group talking to the old people. I assumed right, I looked over to their group to be hit with an uninterested look by what turned out later to be the cashier for the empty register.

After a bit of a stare-down/standoff I broke down and left the empty line and got in line behind the old couple.

At this point I am going to mention something that wouldn't get brought up, but in this case it has relevance to the story. The group of employees and the elderly couple were all African Americans. Back to the story.

So we get in line behind the old people and begin the wait for them to process a check. About this time, another African American lady with a cart full of grocery's (keep in mind we have 3 items) walks up to the empty register. Immediately the lady who gave me the disinterested look breaks from the group discussion and checks this other woman out.

Right away I was pissed. We had walked away from that aisle not 30 seconds before that happened. I started whispering to my fiancee.
"racism, we just got discriminated against" She agrees that it was fucked up but not much to be done about it and it wasn't that big of a deal.

"bullshit, if it was the other way around it would be a huge deal"

To make matters worse; A few minutes after this bigotry occurred a power surge went through the store. The lights were only off for the blink of an eye but that was enough to shut all the registers down. Right as we are checking out our three items. If the cashier had broken off her conversation with her friends as quickly for us as she did for the black lady that came up later we would have been out the store.

By now I am pretty angry. Instead of being a quick trip to the store we are stuck waiting for registers to come up. The employees didn't help this situation.
"HAHA BETTER GO TO SAVE-A-LOT, OH BUT YOU CAN'T CUZ THEY DON'T SELL BEER"

"MAN I BET YOUR PISSED, THIS GUY ONLY HAS THREE THINGS"

I know everyone gets a bit excited when we don't have to work, But this was crazy. In a group of probably 25-30 customers the cashiers and baggers are throwing a party. Not only that when the manager comes around to instruct them on resetting the machines, half of them refuse!

We wait for the machines to reset. All the while the employees are getting giddy because the systems are down. They keep urging us to go to Save-A-Lot.

After much debate we finally take the hint and get out of there. (we were really craving the burgers!)

DAMN!

We head to Save-A-Lot and wander around the store trying to find something to grill. Nothing looks nearly as good as the burgers we had. We also couldn't just buy two burgers, ended up having to buy 4 burgers and 8 buns.

The story isn't over there. After our last experience with a cashier we decide to go the route of self checkout. There is only one rule of self checkout: If you don't know how to use the self checkout machine, you do not get to use it.

there are 2 people in front of us in the self checkout, 8 items total. should be quick.

The only line with a cashier has someone buying two cart loads of grocery's, no way can that beat the self checkout. Right?!?!

Wrong. This guy can't seem to grasp the concept. He scans his yogurt. The machine tells him to place item in bag. He stands there with the yogurt still in his hand, staring at the computer like it had somehow started speaking in tongues. "dur dur dur what do I do"

"YOU READ,COMPREHEND AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS YOU DUMB FUCK!!!!!!!!"

I am not joking with you, it took this guy just as long to scan his 5 items as it takes the tranny cashier to check out two cart loads...

When we see the cashier finishing the transaction and the retard still scanning his 5 items, we switch lines. Uh-OH now the tranny is having problems giving change.

We look back to the self checkout to see that special ed is gone but has been replaced by big momma. Big momma is buying 33 cent dvd's. 3 of them to be exact and this big heffer can't get them scanned either. She ends up requiring manager assistance. We finish checking out our items about the time the manager emerges from the back to help big momma scan her last dvd.

To summarize, Shnucks is racist, and the dredges of society shop at Save-A-Lot.

I plan on writing a sternly worded letter to Shnucks. If they give me some free shit and an ass kissing I will consider shopping there again.


That's it for now. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

You are NOT PREPARED!




What happens when you are drunk, in Las Vegas, and just saw 5 dudes get there asses kicked at UFC 91??

If you are that guy in the video, you think that you soaked up the pro fighters abilities and magically turn into a bad ass prepared to take on the WORLD! By the world, I mean a raging whore that was probably popping off at the mouth.

This dude definitely thought he was a bad-ass. I mean he is wearing a GSP Affliction shirt ok? Obviously this dude is not to be messed with people!

LMAO, poor bastard must of realized that this is a bad time and place to test those newly soaked up skills he learned from Brock Lesnar because that security guard pwned his ass. He was NOT prepared...he should feel shame.

Was the security guard's technique the best? No, but it doesn't matter when you can toss someone like a ragdoll into cement stairs lol.

Ahhh...yes....harilous.

On a Side Note

10 votes so far on the who is hotter poll. Wow! That is alot IMO for a blog that is only a couple weeks old. I'm telling you guys, this blog is going to blow up! There is no other blog that can bring you stories about MMA, Movies, Crazy Rednecks, Fantasy Football, Hot bitches Females, and overall wild and funny shit like we can.

Thanks for reading and I shall see you next week

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Last Emporer



Dominance.

If you like MMA you should be a Fedor fan. He just wins, and every time it is impressive. He can strike, he can grapple. He has a chin, He has the will to win.

Can he be stopped?

I think he is going to stomp Barnett at the next affliction event. Josh just doesn't have that will to win. when it comes down to it, I think Fedor would die fighting rather than tap. Fedor will pressure Barnett and Barnett will wilt.

Who can stop him?

I don't know if anyone can, but you know who I would like to see try?


What a crazy match that would be.

Make it happen Dana White!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Weed, Texas, A Shotgun, and 2 Dead Bodies...

Intrigued?

Damn right you are. Who in their right mind wouldn't be intrigued by reading that title? Hell, I'm intrigued and I am the one writing it!

So, lets get to it then mmmk?

This post is actually about two separate stories. The first one has to do with one of my favorite shows on TV, Weeds.

If you never heard of this TV show then I feel sorry for you. It's an awesome TV show about a suburban widow that for some reason or another decides to start selling weed. The show is humorous, suspenseful, and very addicting. You can be an activist against drugs, including weed, or be a pothead...its just a great series. Hell, my mom is even addicted to it lol. Currently, it is in its fifth season and it is turning out to be one of my favorite seasons as of yet.

ANYWAY

Monday's episode, A Modest Proposal, ended leaving us wondering what the fuck was going on because if we didn't speak Spanish. Well, I have the translation of what the mysterious woman said to Esteban for all of us non spanish understanding people.

The mysterious woman, Pilar, come to find out is a high level crime boss. The conversation goes as follows...

PILAR
What do you believe you are doing eh? You were already going far, dont you think (?) You had to have an adventure with a pincha gringa? It's fine that you have to have a son with her. But to marry her? Are you crazy? All eyes in Mexico are on you. All of my hopes, my effort, my money and my time are invested in you. You would have killed the slutty pincha gringa when....
ESTEBAN
Are you saying that I have to choose between you and Nancy?
PILAR
No, Esteban. I am saying you have to choose between yourself and her

So there you have it. It took me along time to find a that, so I figured I would share it.

Now to the crazy shit...

Texas, A Shotgun, and 2 Dead Bodies

This is a true story. In no way shape or form am I lying or stretching the truth. Let me start off my giving you a situation and asking you what you would do in that situation.

Its broad daylight, lets say its 2pm. You are at home and you notice that someone is breaking into your neighbors house...
FUCK!

What do you do?!? Call the police? Grab your shotgun and go Rambo style on their asses?

Well this dude did both. He noticed 2 people breaking into his neighbors house and called 911. The 911 operator spends the whole time trying to calm his crazy Texan ass down so he would not take the law into his own hands. However, the man continued to warn the 911 operator that he wasn't going to let the robbers get away. The best part is I got the actual 911 call and you HAVE to listen to this redneck talk to the 911 operator.

Its just amazing. I wish I had neighbors like this dude. The audio file is on youtube, so if you are at work and can't access youtube, come back and listen to this when your home...you will not be disappointed.

My favorite line from the audio has to be the part were the 911 operator tells him that if he goes after the robbers, that he is going to get himself killed. The man replys...

"Wanna bet?! You hear mah shotgun just click? I don't like this here stuff.....I'ma kill em."

His voice is the best. Fucking awesome.

So what happen to this guy?

Well, as you can hear from the audio file, he ends up shooting and killing both of the robbers. The police finally get there and take the man down to the station. However, Texas law states that if anyone breaks into your home, you can shoot to kill. The cops are not going to charge the man with murder because when the robbers were attempting to make their get-away, they ran across his lawn.

LAWL

I am not going to lie. I am not a big fan of Texas. Its fucking hot, filled with country rednecks, plus...they gave us George W. Bush.

After reading and hearing about this guy though, Texas FTW! This guy rocks.

On a separte note....

The article written yesterday by P, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", tells us about conversation that men have all over this nation. Which female is hotter? P goes into more detail about this ritual and actaully has a story to tell, go read it.

I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of this Natasha Sun. The UFC's new ring octagon girl.

Like woah...