Jul 23 2011

MiscSo every once in awhile

I wind up coming back to this noise. Weird things afoot. Amy Winehouse is apparently dead, thus making it harder for comedians to make fun of some poor drug-and-booze addicted schlub. And my cat keeps sitting on or near my mouse in a desperate plea for attention. Very weird weird day. All this and I have to go to work shortly.
Still no word on the NFL front. Eh. When they actually start losing money, then they’ll come to the table and deal.
New Winnipeg Jets logo is out. It feels like they went with a very safe design, but fans are incensed, mainly because it’s not the old logo. Best comment on the subject I found.

Jul 15 2011

BroncosMiscSlow day

really not much going on at the moment, which is only faintly mindboggling to the universe. Plunking at the google+, seems to be working out.
NFL looks like they might actually have an agreement here soon, which is good – My poor local sports station is about dry right now with the Rockies being in the tank.

Jul 13 2011

MiscIs this actually…

Irony? I’m serious, everyone elses’ privacy is for sale, how much would the owner of Facebooks’ be worth? I mean come on. That’s a gold mine of data, just for all the people he knows. Advertising people, execs, and then actual useful people as well.

Jul 7 2011

MiscHoly heck

Okay, so I’m working through a few things, and trying to work on my secondary hobby/career as a writer. But that’s a total sidebar of my thoughts, so I just have to keep at it – not unlike getting to the Met, writing is a practice based thing.
One thing I have to work on is adding some meat to these posts. I think my skills have been faintly deteriorated by the 140-character max and/or facebook 2 sentences. Interesting thought, are essay requirements trending toward the shorter and shorter as professorial attention spans shrink?

Jul 6 2011

AvalancheBroncosReading about hockey…

Is hideously easier then writing about it. It’s really odd to think about how this really kind of works, but I know I’m still waiting on the New Jets logo.
I think right now part of it is that there’s really not that much going on. Which is why there’s a second part to this…football. Sure, I can talk about football!
…or not. My inner sports fan is quietly crying.

Jul 6 2011

MiscShameless plug

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Jul 1 2011

AvalancheIn the Immortal Words of Socrates…

“…we traded what to get Varlamov?”

Seriously, Greg. Your trades have been sketchy, and there’s an occasional wash-type deal, but what in the hell are you thinking giving up a first-round and a second round pick? In one of what is projected to be a fairly deep draft next season?

I’m a little weirded out by this, to be honest. It honestly smacks of desperation and a mentality that doesn’t seem to allow for much wiggle room. Here’s what I’m wondering – are all these decisions made in a vacuum or something? It just feels flaky.

The rest of the free agency doesn’t seem to have gone that bad, which makes this one for me stand out all the more.