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Friday, August 31, 2007

Rick Morrissey: Slightly Humorous Chicago Columnist Makes Light Of Creighton, MVC

Rick Morrissey is a decent columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and I saw this little gem in today's column:

The Cubs might be only four games above .500, good enough for the nether regions of the other two NL divisions, but they're in first place in the Central. They could be in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference, and Cubs fans would be excited about Creighton coming to town.

Here's the catch: is he making fun of Creighton and the Mo Valley? Or Cub fans?

I would guess probably a little bit of both.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rick Hoesing in Omaha November 20, 2003-August 31, 2007

Omaha, NE. The city of Omaha lost a visibile component of its independent music and social scene Friday with the passing of Rick Hoesing. Hoesing, or The Rick as he was known to close friends, had lived in Omaha for nearly four years. In that time, Hoesing established himself as a functioning alcoholic and a gregarious tipper. Stories abound from local barkeepers about Hoesing's seemingly trademarked $20 tip for a 1:10am beer. Hoesing was also known as an avid fan of Omaha's indie music scene. A regular at establishments like Sokol Underground, The Waiting Room, and most recently Slowdown, The Rick used his shameless star-struckedness to befriend any musician he could. Hoesing was preceded in passing by his former roommate and reputed hetero-lifemate, Todd. Hoesing leaves behind two children of unknown origin and many friends.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I can't believe the NY Times is on this


Here are my thoughts:

1. If Danny Woodhead is indeed an NFL draft pick, which I believe he is if that 4.43 is legit, then Scott Downing is an idiot for not recruiting him. That is simply the fact; there is absolutely no way that the Solich administration in 2003 did not need to recruit an instate running back with NFL-caliber talent. And he sounds angry about the fact that he gets asked about this all the time, but honestly out of all the mediocre instate guys he recruited (Andy Birkel comes to mind) it just has me aghast. This might not even be the most ridiculous recruiting gaffe of the Solich regime.

2. It's not just Nebraska. CSU, Wyoming, and Colorado, among others who always recruit outstate Nebraska players, inexplicably did not offer him either, which, given their current talent, is absurd.

3. I'm not saying Danny Woodhead would win the Heisman or anything, but to think that no D1 school could use a guy like this is ludicrous. The guy has, as Chuck Klosterman says, "the most important talent in football: the ability to not be tackled while carrying the football."

4. Danny Woodhead will make an NFL roster. I will bet anyone otherwise.

5. Thanks to the NY Times for coming out west and really kicking out a solid article. Small town cliches (fur trading museum?) expected and vomit induced, but excused for the greater good of the W Neb love.

6. Danny Woodhead ran for 290 yards and scored 4 TD's in Chadron's first game of the year.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Only in NP...

What the fuck are you thinking, Mark Wilkinson? I propose his punishment be working the registers at one of his gas stations, only raising the price 1 dollar instead of 50 cents. I feel sorry for the clerks, given the amount of shit they had to take from all the ripped (and pissed) off customers. Go get em John Bruning, this is the first thing I've been behind you on in, well, ever.


(Thanks to Exit 177. Home of fine blogging.)

Monday, August 20, 2007


Callahan just named Sam Keller the starting QB

Friday, August 17, 2007

The NL Central

Ok, I know I'll probably get bashed for this, but the NL Central is absolutely pathetic. The Cubs go 3 for 10 and actually make up a game on Milwaukee. The Cardinals have made up 6 games in that same time frame. It reminds me of the NL West three years ago when the Padres won the division by finishing at .500. The way the three division contenders are playing you almost have to pick the Cardinals, especially since they are still the defending world champions. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit for saying the Cards are going to win the central. I'm not saying the Cards are the best team, far from it. The Brewers have the best lineup and the Cubs have the best pitching. But the Brewers are in their death throes right now and the Cubs seemed to have started the tank machine right on schedule. I hate the Cards but they seem like the team with the most momentum and the asshole team most likely to crush the Brewers and Cubs Fans' dreams like they always do. The Cubs may be better this year, but that elusive World Series is still out of reach. Wait until next year.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hello from Coralville

Kourtney and I finally got cable/internet today. You just have no idea how much you depend on the internet until you go two weeks without it. So just a little update to those who haven't heard yet: we thought we were moving to a college town, but turns out we moved back to the 1950's. The apartment complex we live in requires the women to be barefoot and pregnant. They're also all mormons, which also means they're insufferably nice. Kourt and I can't have a cigarette without some kid running around the corner and staring at us as if we were mainlining black-tar heroine and committing sodomy on the kid's grandfather. I'll be seeing you guys quite often if I get my way and visits will be greatly appreciated by us (if not by the neighbors).

P.S. I also have to do a ropes course for the MHA/MBA orientation process. Wish my fat ass luck tight rope walking.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

He Makes it Rain on them Hoes

The Dante Hall of Pee Wee.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Taking over after hour parties this Fall

From the guys who brought you Guitar Hero I and II, here is Rock Band. Now you will be able to rock out on vocals and drums as well as guitar and bass.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


The Chicago Cubs, on this, the Day of Our Lord August 1, in the year 2007, have overtaken the Brewers of Milwaukee in the position of FIRST PLACE by defeating the Phillies of Philadelphia 5-4 in dramatic fashion.

Yes. You read that right, dear reader: The Chicago Cubs are in FIRST PLACE. In August. Now put those two sentences together. The Chicago Cubs are in FIRST PLACE in AUGUST.

It's a glorious day, my friends! The W Flag is flying as a beacon of hope on California Street tonight in Dundee.

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Oh, And Another Thing:

The Cubs kick ass. I haven't really blogged about this at all, but thought I'd throw that out there quick.

The Cubs have the best record in baseball since June 3rd. They're a game out of first. They are awesome.

That is all.

Further Proof Pete Made A Bad Choice...

How mad are you about jumping the Cubs' bandwagon for the Twins now, Pete? Here is what Johan Santana thought about the now-expired trade deadline:

"Why waste time when you're talking about something that's always going to be like that? It's never going to be beyond this point," Santana told the newspaper. "It doesn't make any sense for me to be here, you know?"

Yikes. And his contract expires next year.

Welp, you've still got Boof!

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Here's the introductory paragraph from their site:

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