Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bulls resign Deng

I was relieved to read that the sides came to terms on this contract, I think that he will be a much better player this year with the contract behind him. I hope he can become the slashing wingman we've hoped for. Does he have potential to become an all-star? I think so but remember who else plays in the Eastern Conference you have LeBron, and Paul Pierce, Tayshun Prince to name a few who will garner more all-star support than Deng unless he begins to produce. Where does this leave Ben Gordon? I think that Gordon is a good sixth man but he believes he is a starter and should be the highest paid player on this team. I am hoping that they don't let him go for nothing but unless they can work a sign and trade to someone in the market for an undersized shooting guard who does not play defense. Somehow I don't see that happening.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I am not worried

It's only one loss to the Twins we can get off the ledge. The Twins will not be there at the end of the year. That being said our bats need to wake up and we need to take care of business in Minneapolis and put some distance between us the Twins and the Tigers. Go Sox

IT rant of the week

I've not done one of these in a while so here we go. We've had a catastrophic e-mail failure here in the IA. Well we had our service return within twenty four hours however we are waiting for our old e-mail to be recovered via our backups. It does not help the situation when every time you see me to say "I checked my e-mail and is our old e-mail back yet"; my reply is "did you see it"? Their answer is no, well then it is not back yet. If you didn't see it chances are I haven't either.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Today is Systems Administrator Day!

Happy System Administrators Day! Today is the day that all of us System Administrators get our do, we are on the front lines of the daily battle between the evils of the Internet and your business networks. This is my shout out to all of my SA homies keepin it real, to all my deceased SA brothers mourn you til I join you

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Def Jam to the Motherland

This past weekend I went to Chicago to see a friend who was in town from Paris. My brothers and I decided to go to Comiskey for a game on Sunday. I've not been there since 2003 or so and I was surprised by some of the improvements. We sat in the club level seats and if you get a chance to take in a game here I highly recommend it. Sunday was the White Sox tribute to Harold Baines along with the unveiling of the Baines statue. It was a weird feeling to see this because I remember Harold Baines as a player and to see him being enshrined like this made me realize how old I am getting. Or course the Sox blew the game and are now only .5 games above the Twins. This team needs to step it up or else we will not make the playoffs let alone go to the world series!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some people have too much time on their hands

I was surfing the net today and I found myself at the website 23/6 which I go to from time to time. If you have not been there check it out, but I digress there is an article about the American Family Association's boycott of McDonald's. Why do you ask? Unfair labor practices? No because McD's donated $20,000 to the Gay Chamber of Commerce. McDonald's probably has quarterly profits in the billions of dollars this donation is not an endorsement of their lifestyle, this is like you and I dropping a couple of pennies into the cup at the gas station. I am not endorsing homosexuality all I am saying is that this organization promotes families and most McDonald's restaurants are franchises owned by families! I think there are much larger issues of concern to American families; cost of gas and families without health insurance, than McD's donation $20 G to this organization in the end you are hurting families who own McDonalds! If you are bored you can check out their website here

Friday, July 11, 2008

I actually agree with Jay Mariotti

In his article today in the Chicago Sun Times summed it up perfectly! I especially like the comment about Soriano and Fukodome belonging there to sell hot dogs. I grew up in the Chicagoland area and the Cubs have always ruled the baseball scene. I still don't believe this is their year to end a century of futility and the Sox are three years removed from a World Series victory. I hope there is a World Series trophy raised in Chicago this year... on the South Side!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Your new Iowa hockey team!

The Iowa Chops are getting ready to hit the ice this fall! I did not realize the Stars had left and we were getting a new franchise. On the news the assistant general manager said they wanted something that reflected Iowa culture, I wondered why they did not choose a portly women dressed in clothes that are three years out of style and the ankle exposed tattoo. After further searching on the web I saw there is an organization called C.H.O.P.S which stands for Changing Homosexuals into Ordinary People. Way to go Iowa!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cubs trade for Harden

Chicago Cubs fans are excited about this trade for Rich Harden, and they did not give up much to get him. The combination of Gallagher, Patterson, Murton and a minor leager is actually pretty small price to pay. I wonder if Harden is just Mark Prior in disguise, I thought I heard on the radio he has been on the DL nine times in six year, however the article says six times. Harden is signed until the end of next year so at least he is not a rent a player. I am a big Murton fan and I hate to see him go, Patterson I could take him or leave him. On a side note at an Iowa Cubs game I attended six weeks ago Patterson was on first when Felix Pie came to bat. Pie hit a towering fly ball to the catcher and Patterson took off running and was standing on third when the ball was caught, the catcher threw it to first for an inning ending double play. Don't get me wrong I am not a Cubs hater, I hate Cubs fans, would I be happy if they win the World Series, yes. I would be happier if the Sox win it though

Monday, July 7, 2008

We need to end fan voting for the All Star game

The Cubs do not deserve seven all stars! Fukodome does not deserve to start, nor does Soriano and Dempster cannot win away from Wrigley Field. I personally think Ryan Theriot and Derrick Lee belong there before those three. As for the White Sox I think that Gavin Floyd deserves to go as well as Jermaine Dye dererves to go over Manny Ramirez. This is nothing more than a popularity contest oh wait I forgot this one counts. Blah blah blah.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sox complete sweep of the Tribe!

Whether you love him or hate him AJ Pierzynski homer in the bottom of the tenth inning completed the sweep of the Tribe and helped us keep our 2.5 game lead over the Twins who also won. We are a little over half way through the season and we are 49-35; I had originally picked the Sox for third in the Central. Can we keep this up? I for one hope so

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I find this site to be hilarious!

My friend GB4 from Big Head Hip Hop introduced me to Stuff White People Like; and it is hilarious! The thing that is funny is a lot of it is true! For instance #60 is the Toyota Prius, tell me you've never seen this explained exactly how it is in the post! Living in Iowa I've seen many of these with my own eyes. Check it out.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

South Side!

Over the weekend the South Side Hitmen emerged to stick it to the Cubs. Nothing brings me more joy! I am not a Cubs hater I just hate your typical ass clown Cubs fan; you know who you are. You sit in the stands and and talk on your cell phone and not pay attention to what is going on. I remember when I went to see the Cubs vs Yankees at Wrigley five years ago. To my recollection the last time the Yankees were there was a World Series in the twenties. The asshole sitting next to me called everyone in his contact list to let him know where he was. The conversation went like this "brah, I am at the Cubs game", "I am sitting next to this hot chick" this was a lie because he was sitting at the end of a row and next to me. Then he starts talking about where he is going afterwards, "brah I am going to Murphy's, it's going to be hot" what an ass! When I go to the game I very rarely utter a word, I am there for the game. Anyway the Sox are in the AL Central lead and I am loving it!