Thursday, July 29, 2010

Only 27

Well, Arvind screwed us again. He did not follow through on his pledge to the BC Annual Fund, meaning the Class of 2001 only has 27 donors.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Humpday Haiku

Road trip for the wife.
Leaving me here all alone.
State Line, anyone?

38 days until football...

Actually it's 37, whatever. Paul Johnson thinks they're all full of shit.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A 4 Year Hiatus Comes to an End

Think of the greatest comebacks by athletes who have taken extended breaks from the sport they play. Some are great, and some are dreadful. Michael Jordan's first comeback, a tremendous success with three more championships. While his second with the Washington Wizards he could not sniff the playoffs. Lance Armstrong's return from Cancer produced a miraculous 7 Tour de France titles. Yet, his return after a 3 year hiatus has not helped a sport that is already a yawner. The reasons I am mentioning these comebacks is that I made a little comeback to the game I love to play: Basketball

After 4 years, I made a eventful, but sub par return. My team won 75-72 in double overtime in what may have been one of the most exciting endings since I playing with the great St James Teams back in the mid-90's that produced countless championships. My numbers looked like this last night:1 point, 2 Assists, 2 rebounds and 2 falls with a ref telling me when I got fouled, "Buddy that might have been more acting than a foul, but I had to give you the benefit of the doubt on that one". I may have been 0-4 shooting, but I knew my comeback was complete when I got credit for this skill that has helped my game in the past. I have never been great at basketball, but there are 3 essentials that make my game work. My shot, running around like a nut to get open and acting or selling fouls. Without these, I may not have attempted this return. With our tallest player being 5"11 and the shortest being me and another guy at 5"5 our game is going to revolve around shooting and hustle. This makes this team a perfect fit for the return.

Since my last days at Georgia Southern intermurals with my Your Mother teammates, I always felt there was something missing competitively in my life. I have become really competitive in the corrugated box industry here in North Florida, and I have taken up Golf once a week, but basketball will always be the competitive outlet that pushes me to the limit.

Top 5 Tuesday

This Week's Top 5: Spam Email Subject Lines in my Junk Mail Folder

1. Be her CEO of love making.
2. Deficit of libido?
3. Your willie will stay rock like.
4. Try for amazing love power.
5. Give her more ot emotions.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Humpday Haiku

A no go for Joe.
There is only one real Deal.
His name is Harry.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer of Discontent

It's tough to remember a time in recent years when the political tides have turned so quickly.  If the midterm elections were held tomorrow, the GOP would likely take control of the House and would even have an outside shot at taking the Senate, too.    

The turning of fortunes for Obama can largely be linked to just how swiftly and soundly independents have turned against him.  Poll after poll reveal that those who identify with neither party believe the government is spending way too much money, that the economy would be better off today had the stimulus never passed, that the bailouts were a bad idea, and that the healthcare legislation ought to be repealed.  These are people who largely voted for Obama (why?) but whose views are now more in line with those that Republicans have been preaching since his first day in office.

I am not one of those that hate Obama or think he is the anti-Christ.  I am one of those who believe his views on government, on human nature, on individual freedom, and (his lack of views) on the role that a free economy plays in preserving those freedoms are deeply misguided, flawed, and simply dangerous.  You cannot continue to run World War II-sized deficits during peacetime without eventually reaching that tipping point where investors no longer want to buy US treasuries, or where there simply are no longer any investors left to buy US treasuries:  at some point interest rates have to rise to compete with the better rates of return alternative investments are promising, which is what happened under Carter.  

And every dollar spent on a new stimulus project, on new unemployment benefit checks, on new healthcare entitlement spending, must first come from a bondholders' wallet - it is a dollar that he no longer has to spend or invest.  You simply cannot stimulate one sector of the economy without first unstimulating another sector.  I have said that a million times on this blog and I will say it a million more times.         

Regardless of just how big Republican victories are in the Fall, the important question is how Obama will react.  If he is a survivor, he will follow in Clinton's footsteps and triangulate (i.e., cut deals, cut spending, reform entitlements, abandon liberals) to ensure re-election in 2012.  On the other hand, if he is truly committed to what he believes in, he will continue to watch his ratings flounder and Mitt Romney will be the next president.   

It likewise depends on just how idiotic and hypocritical the Republicans will succeed in making themselves look should they return to power.  Certainly wouldn't put it past them.

Freshman Fifteen

I wish President Adams enforced the so called "Fat Reports" for UGA sorority girls during their first year of college life. A lot of lives would've been saved.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


See ya'll tonight at Kevin Barry's.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hometown Celebrity

Has anyone noticed Ashley Norris' rise to celebrity status? He's become the new mascot of (Sorry if you don't know who he is. Ashley is the really annoying red head seen at all St. Patrick's Day events in Savannah; especially those at the KofC downtown.)

Congratulations, Ashley!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Humpday Haiku

A blast from the past.
Ring Day party at The Field.
Ryan shaved his head.

Photo courtesey of Matt Muschamp's Facebook album.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top 5 Tuesday

Back from vacation. This week's Top 5: Items on The Varsity menu
1. Chili Burger
2. Frosted Orange
3. Slaw Dog
4. Onion Rings
5. Chili Dog

Monday, July 12, 2010

British Open 2010 Picks

Please stop by Dawgs and B Street, run by dear friend and former Brigade S-3 Patrick Lowe, to place your picks.  Finally, a European sport that makes sense and is entertaining to watch.     

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 12 Months of Hilliard's: Triple-Threat July

New "Fried Banana Pudding" dessert... one bite, and you're hooked! 4 pc. only $2.99 and the 6 pc. is only $3.99.
The New Awesome "Triple Threat"... 3 hot wings, 3 chicken fingers, 3 Wing-Zing nuggets, fries and toast for only $5.99.

And finally...half-price Wing Zings!!  All month long!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pelosi: Unemployment Benefits Create Jobs

Hi, my name is Nancy Pelosi. And I am wrong about everything.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Who dat tryin to beat '01?

I'm proud to announce that 28 members of the BC Class of 2001 contributed to this year's Annual Fund, "The Campaign for The 400." This will certainly rank us in the Top 10 of all classes, as high as 4th. We also achieved "Gold Class" status, by at least 30% of our classmates contributing. Here are the 28.
1. Stephen Bruce
2. Rick Crawford
3. Tommy Davis
4. Steven Doan
5. Bobby Feus
6. Will Fleming
7. Randy Gill
8. Mark Haslam
9. Patrick Holland
10. Bo Johnston
11. Chris Lane
12. Brennan Lemieux
13. Stephen Leonard
14. T.C. Madison
15. Bryan McBride
16. David McMillion
17. Pearson Pendergrass
18. Arvind Raman
19. Michael Reardon
20. Patrick Sauers
21. Josh Simmons
22. Ryan Smith
23. Van Tyson
24. Tim Wallace
25. Brent Watts
26. Patrick Whitledge
27. Joe Wood
28. Brooks Zeigler

Thursday, July 01, 2010

For Ric(k)

I know we've had our differences recently. I like to watch real sports and you like to watch gay porn. But that doesn't mean we still can't be friends. We are, after all, eternally linked by the bond of the sabre. Anyway, I heard this on the radio this morning and thought you might enjoy it.