29 March 2004

Good Ways to spend a Sunday...

Yes...I was courtside in the corporate section at the Xavier-Duke game today.

By the way...is Luol Deng the Carmelo of 2004? Freshman leading a powerhouse program to the title. Tune in next week...

Anyway...back to the game.
Yes...I met Rep. Dick Gephardt (literally sitting next to us at the game) and hung out with his son (looks just like him)and daughter-in-law (lovely people, all of them).

For the most part, I remained neutral between the 3 teams, with a slight emphasis for the Blue Devils (Dick's son is a Duke alum).

All in all...a monetary rundown of the day:

Tickets: (2) Courtside seats for Atlanta Regional Final - Free (gift from the station GM)
Transportation: Free (My friend Jason drove us to Atlanta)
Fuel: $19.36 (I filled up the tank)
Concessions: (1) Large Diet Coke ($4.50)and the worst 1/2 pound hot dog in culinary history ($6.50)
Parking: Jason paid $5.00 right next to the Dome.
Total: $35.36

Meeting a famous Missourian in the heart of Dixie....Pretty damn cool.

21 March 2004

The Drunkard's Top 40...

...and no, Casey Kasem isn't involved.

Author's note: This article is best read while imbibing your libation of choice.


07 March 2004

Chasing A Dream

OK. I'm not sure how many of you are watching this ESPN's Dream Job, but regardless, the statement I'm about to make may shock you that know me.

I agree with management.

Al Jaffe, VP of Talent for ESPN and the man in charge of hiring all the anchors, continues to be the only judge that's
A. Giving the dreamers constructive criticism that they can utilize, and
B. Nipping their egos in the bud.

Speaking as a TV professional for the last 4 years, that job they're vying for isn't all that dreamy. There's a ridiculous amount of work involved, and the copycat, comedic, "look-at-me" attitude has to stop if they want to be taken seriously.

With that, so far I like Zachariah, Kelly, and Aaron with the slight edge going to Kelly. On that note, I really believe if Zach cleans up this look, he's by far the most talented.

Finally, my two cents: Make it fun, but don't make an ass of yourself.

Falling Deeper into Dementia...One Cap at a Time

Ever since I heard from a little bird about this low-tech hack, I've gone nuts buying more than my share of 20 oz. beverages...and their subsequent winnings.

Yeah, I know it's stupid, but dammit, I feel like I'm thumbing my nose at the man with each winning twist. It's the little victories, I say.

Am I alone here?

Feel free to comment with your judgemental discourse below.

Two More Weeks!