Sunday, February 20, 2011

and so it begins again...

Wish I was in Daytona right now.... but I guess watching the 500 in -22 weather in Calgary is good too......

No. No it's not.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blame Jason Heyward

so at last year's spring training, Braves phenom Jason Heyward put on a batting display lasting several days. His home runs would be hit so far, they would leave the field of play, cross a smaller field, and land in a parking lot across the street. This parking lot held the cars of Braves execs and managment. In all arbout 14 cars were damaged over the course of the week.

This year?
Well, you can't say the Braves don't adapt and learn from past mistakes.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Busy day...

If anyone needs me, you can find me HERE.

I'll be gone some most all of the day, so please leave a message in the comments and I'll get back to you... eventually.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just in case you haven't seen it yet...

I've seen it a million times already, and it still gives me chills. In front of 76,000 people, Wayne Rooney proves why he's still the best. (you'll want to click it up to 720p HD)

EDIT: okay, I've tried 5 different videos now, Youtube keeps taking them down faster than I can put them up. This goal highlight must be loaded with government secrets or something. I'll try again later...

Suck on that City!

Monday, February 7, 2011

You think you're fancy...

with your Peyton Mannings and your Tony Romos and your Black Eyed Peas half time shows. Well, for the second straight year, the Grey Cup has had a better half time show than the Super Bowl.
111 million people watched the 2010 Super Bowl. 11 thousand people watched the Grey Cup. But they missed a helluva halftime show.

We may do things smaller and simpler, but they still rock, even at 70+ years old....

oh, I kinda have to apologize for the 'Pepsi Max Dancers' that appear at around the 6:25 mark.... youhave to remember that the city of Edmonton doesn't have that many good looking women.... kinda like why Green Bay doesn't have cheerleaders. That, and it's -30 out.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's time....

Actually, I think the pregame shows started about an hour ago. The game itself starts in 7 and 1/2 hours.

Since this is the very first Super Bowl without cheerleaders, I had to recycle the Steelers pic. A Super Bowl without cheerleaders...............
Who do you like?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chew on this... NOT 2011 Topps related.

Okay, so if you need salvation from 2011 Topps, Stick around and chew on this. Awhile back, I won a contest on Community Gum. No surprise there, he hosts contests every other day it seems. Well, let me correct myself. I participated in a contest.... I ended up answering something like one question right out of 10 or something, and Jon took pity on me and sent me a prize regardless. Kind of like one of those pathetic participation ribbons you see kids get at school nowadays.

But in this case, that means more cards for me....

A Tommy Glavine #/25
 Smoltzie! #/150
 and a Josh Anderson auto.
Thanks for the cards Jon! Check out Community Gum and maybe win some of your own cards. These are mine.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 Topps - Canadian Edition! Venez voir à l'intérieur!

While I was at the card store yesterday, look what arrived! 2011 Topps! Canadian Edition! People were lined up outside his door! (okay, everybody waiting, 3 people, were waiting for 2010/11 UD SPx Hockey, but that's not important.)
I managed to grab the first pack in the onslaught. Let's crack her wide open and see the difference from the U.S. edition.

The next Yankee DH, Albert Pujols.
 Hey! My first Brave! Omar Infante! Wait. Omar was traded at the beginning of November. Seriously, when were these printed?
 In fact, a closer look at the checklist, thanks tungaska, shows that 4 out of 12 Braves in the set were cut or traded months ago. 4 out of 12! That's, uh... 1 carry the 2... 33% of the team set!!! Way to stay current Topps! Don't rest on that monopoly. Keep on the cutting edge!

A Rod....
 History of Topps insert. Seriously? Keep this crap out of my pack.
 The closest thing I got to a real Brave, the back of Brian McCann on a Brett Wallace card.
 Topps 60 Felix Hernandez insert crap thingie that no one cares about.
 A Cory Luebke rookie. I know it's a rookie because it says so three times on the card. Me smrt like dumptruck.
 and a really cool shiny card! It must be a hit! It's.... a Matt Garza of the Rays Toppstown decoy waste of cardboard. Wait. Matt Garza of the Rays? Ain't he a Cub? Good job again Topps.
All in all, I could like the base set. After all, it's the Topps base set. And if I were to collect a baseball set this year, it would be Topps. Wait. What choice would I have? Nevermind. My problems with this set are the antiquated checklist and the overabundance of useless inane inserts. What worries me is that I know there are more, but I just didn't get any in my pack.
My grade of the day, a C+

Oh, yeah, you were wondering about the whole Canadian/U.S. differences.... well there aren't any. I just made that up so you'd actually read this among the 33,265 different 2011 Topps blog posts out there.
Hey, it worked, didn't it?