Friday, October 31, 2008
Hales Halloween Drunk Fest
Hey, we’re havin’ a Halloween Party (read: drunk fest) Saturday Night at the house. It should be a pretty good time, not too mention there will be sorority girls there, so ya know, that’s should be entertaining at the least. Anywho, I would post something on the blog for those other degenerates to see, but I lack “posting privledges” as they say, so if you wanna put somethin’ up on there you will have my full endorsement shortly after doing so. The shindig should get goin’ around 9:30 or 10 I would say, mostly depending on how the game goes I would assume. So, feel free to stop and bring whoever you’d like and booze your face off.
You Gotta Want It!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The NBA: Where Kicking Ass Happens
Labels: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Greg Oden, Houston Rockets, Marc Gasol, Michael Beasley, NBA, New Orleans Hornets, OJ Mayo, Portland Trailblazers, Rajon Rondo, Ron Artest, Rudy Fernandez
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Nebraska's 2nd Congressional
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Hey you got an STD!
What kind of fucked up asshole is going to send that message in an e-card? An E-CARD!?! "I'm such a piece of shit that I can't even call you on the phone to tell you that I might have given you the clap. Instead, I'm going to tell you in the least sensitive way possible, through a hipster medium that old people and teens have caught on to like wildfire, but no self-respecting person would actually use to contact another person, let alone tell them they have an STD."
Am I the only person that thinks this is the worst idea ever?
Friday, October 17, 2008
The Feel Good Story
So I have two guys coming in this November for a strategic meeting. Being the great host I was able to score the banks suite tickets for the Creighton vs. Arkansas Pine Bluffs game (should be a barn burner.) When I informed these gentlemen of our Thursday night plans, one of them asked me if ‘Creighton, I think I have heard of them. . .are they a D2 school?’
After picking myself up from the floor I did confirm that yes Creighton is a D2 school.
Welcome back College Basketball, and Suck It Creighton
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Enough Time has Passed
Saturday, October 11, 2008
That said...that was one hell of a moral victory. Nebraska's game plan on both sides of the ball was phenominal. Hats off.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The Tunnel Walk: Vol. II, Issue VI, Texas Tech
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Music is good for you.
Yes, The Tunnel Walk offered a brief review of this Brooklyn band's latest release, but it deserves a second look. This album is what I like to call a grower. It has the wonderful quality to be able to be played straight through like a delicious three course meal. Sure, the meal may be prepared by some wack-job chef that's too cool for Top Chef, but it's still something you've got to try. Critics have called it art-rock and I guess I'm not completely sure of what that means. Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone's vocals are a little spooky, but smart--like Vincent Price or Alfred Hitchcock. This album is like a great mix tape or playlist, weaving between rocking your face off and rocking you to sleep.
I have a confession to make. As musically snarky as I like to think of myself, before listening to this album the most I knew of Nick Cave were two songs: No Pussy Blues by his alter ego Grinderman and I think he did a cover on the I Am Sam soundtrack in the early 2000s. Thanks to the good people responsible for Paste magazine's monthly sampler, I fell for the self-titled single from Nick Cave's newest release. Much like Heavy Soul house band The Hold Steady, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! rocks some talk-sing classic rock to the peaks of Mt. Awesome.
Labels: Good Music
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Your next President is...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I want a new drug...and a new baseball team.
I wrote in the preseason that I was really excited about the prospects (both meanings) of the Oakland Athletics this year. My hopes were shattered. Against history and odds, the Fighting Billy Beanes had a very productive first half of the season. But that didn't distract us from the systematic dismantling of the team. Then the regular string of injuries hurt descended like the plague of locusts that they are.
Again, the destructive forces of trades and injuries are nothing new to my psyche. But the stank coming from the dugout and scorecards is something new. Not one regular ended above .300. One fucking pitcher had 10 wins. While across the division, K-Rod was saving 100 games, Huston Street saved 18. Daric Barton, a man-child who I've had intimate thoughts about, had an Alex Gordonesque rookie year. If the A's are gonna be this shitty, I might as well become a Royals fan. At least I could catch a few games in person each year.
I'd like to give you a closer look at what I mean.
Kurt Suzuki, .279 BA, .346 OBP, 148 G. I'm fine with this guy. I'll cheer for him as long as he's in the league.
Rob Bowen, .176 BA, .219 OBP, 37 G. Thanks, Chicago Cubs. You deserved to win it all simply for unloading this bum on us. The A's used their 2004 1st round pick on All-Everything Landon Powell and in four years, he hasn't sniffed the bigs. He might be a hypochondriac.
Daric Barton, .226 BA, .327 OBP, 9 HR, 47 RBIs. I wasn't expecting huge power numbers from him, but Andy Ruiz had a better average in D-League slow pitch...barely. There's a 21-year-old kid in A-ball named Chris Carter who blasted 39 ding dongs this season, but he's at least 3 years away. And by that time, he'll probably be trade bait. Awesome.
Mark Ellis, .233 BA, .321 OBP, 117 G, .993 fielding pct. I'm not going to say much bad about Rapid City's finest, but his average did drop about 80 points from last year. Ouchy.
Cliff Pennington, .242 BA, .339 OBP, 36 G. Great name. If we don't resign Ellis, here's my starting 2B. I'm room temperature on that.
Eric Patterson, .174 BA, .269 OBP, 30 G. At least he can play left field. I hope he's as good as his older brother Corey.
Bobby Crosby, .237 BA, .296 OBP, 39 2B, 61 RBIs. In his first healthy year since '05, Crosby looked like a real son of a bitch.
Donnie Murphy, .184 BA, .274 OBP, 46G. This guy barely missed out on the NKOTB reunion tour.
Eric Chavez, .247 BA, .295 OBP, 23 G. Yes, he had three surgeries late last season, but he will get paid $11 million next year to most likely DH. Double awesome.
Jack Hannahan, .218 BA, .305 OBP, 47 RBI, 143 G. (See also: Murphy, Donnie)
Jeff Baisley, .256 BA, .319 OBP, 14G. I don't want to know who this is.
Ryan Sweeney, .286 BA, .350 OBP, 5 HR, 45 RBI. Led the team in BA. Closer to Mendoza than Williams.
Carlos Gonzalez, .242 BA, .273 OBP, 26 RBIs, 85 G. So much for five-tools. I'd settle for one good one.
Travis Buck, .226 BA, .291 OBP, 25 RBI, 38 G. If he can stay healthy, he could be average.
Rajai Davis, .260 BA, .288 OBP, 25 SB, 101 G (Oakland stats only)
Aaron Cunningham, .250 BA, .310 OBP, 14 RBIs, 22 G
Jack Cust, .231 BA, .375 OBP, 33 HR, 77 RBIs. I thought the steroid era was over.
Justin Duchscherer, 10-8, 2.54 ERA, 22 starts
Greg Smith, 7-16, 4.16 ERA, 32 starts
Dana Eveland, 9-9, 4.34 ERA, 29 starts
Sean Gallagher, 2-3, 5.88 ERA, 11 starts with OAK
Josh Outman, 1-2, 4.56 ERA, six games, four starts
Gio Gonzalez, 1-4, 7.68 ERA, 10 games, seven starts
Dallas Braden, 5-4, 4.14 ERA, 19 games, 10 starts
Dan Meyer, 0-4, 7.48 ERA, 11 games, four starts
Joey Devine, 6-1, 0.59 ERA, 45 2/3 IP, 49 K
Brad Ziegler, 3-0, 1.06 ERA, 47 G, 11 SV
Huston Street, 7-5, 3.73 ERA, 63 G, 18 SV. This asshole made me not hate Texas for a bit.
Andrew Brown, 1-0, 3.09 ERA, 31 G
Santiago Casilla, 2-1, 3.93 ERA, 51 G
Jerry Blevins, 1-3, 3.11 ERA, 36 G. Real name is Jerry.
Jeff Gray, 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 5 G
Alan Embree, 2-5, 4.96 ERA, 70 G. Graduated with Wade Boggs from high school.
Short story made long, I'm sick of this shit. Trade away our best three pitchers at some point during the year. And the heart of the clubhouse in Swisher. And now the new ballpark has been delayed until 2012 at the absolute earliest. Maybe I'll switch to the Twins. They've got a new ballpark coming and I've seen in person that construction has started.
Shatel sticks up for Huskers
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
100 Years and Counting
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The Tunnel Walk, Vol. II, Issue IV, Battle for the Missouri-Nebraska Bell
In 1926, the athletic director at Missouri, Chester D. Brewer, suggested an annual award be established for the annual Missouri-Nebraska football game. The bell was selected to be the prize to end the conflict between the fraternities, and an 'M' and an 'N' were engraved on opposite sides of the bell. The exchange was coordinated by the Innocents Society and Missouri’s prestigious Q.E.B.H. Society. Missouri won the first game in 1927 7-6, and the scores from the games are engraved on the bell stand until 1954. In 2005, the scores were updated to the current date.
Wishlister: Corey Serrano, Athlete. 6-1, 200 lbs. North Platte, NE. The latest in a long line of gritty athletes to come from the halls of NPHS in the last decade. Serrano is not rated by either major service, but neither was Jim Brown or Walter Payton. The Tunnel Walk hears your questions about why Serrano is included under the "Wishlister" section of The Recruit Files and will not dignify your question with a response. Actually, we will. The reason Corey Serrano is included on The Tunnel Walk's wishlist is the same reason that brought Jordan Alegria, Kade Pittman, Jack O'Holleran, and Matt Albertson to Nebraska. It's for Matt Holt and Matt O'Hanlon, Jarvis Redwine and Joel Makovicka. It's for every Cornhusker punter since the punt was invented. It's because boys in Nebraska don't grow up dreaming of playing for Creighton. Short story long, Corey Serrano is the type of homegrown athlete that is the marrow of the Big Red. And he's a Mighty Bulldog. Intangibles aside, Serrano has the size (6-1, 200), speed (4.6 40), athleticism (32-inch vertical jump/250 bench press/315 squat), and most importantly smarts (plays both ways; excelled at RB as junior, moved to QB as a senior to run spread offense) to make an impact for the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Varsity Tackle Football Team.
"You Know Who You Look Like...?"
This week's YKWYLL matches Number 80 in your programs, Number 1 in your hearts: reserve tight end Ryan Hill against everyone's favorite emosexual (The Tunnel Walk is working on a copywright for that term) little brother Todd Cleary from Wedding Crashers (Keir O'Donnell). Keir also showed up in last night's episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as the lovable European sexcapader, Jan. Note the disheveled hair and the menacing glare, not unlike an injured alley cat backed into a corner. The Tunnel Walk is seeking confirmation on Hill's painting hobbies.