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Posts from March 2014


Emerald City Comicon 3/28/14
    This weekend is the annual Emerald Comicon in Seattle. Now I am not that into the geek culture as much as some people like say my buddy The Rev. I did however recently buy a Batman shirt so I dipping my toe in just a little bit. The thing that is so crazy to me is I have not seen this many people downtown for a event since the Seahawks vs 49ers in January. Comicon is Seattle has become a huge one as well, I still believe that Comic Con in San Diego is the biggest but then again I might be wrong since I do not follow this stuff as much. I am always impressed by the way the fans show up to this thing in costume. I saw a woman today who was not that attractive but in a costume she was hot. I have talked to people who go to the event and they get so excited just talking about it is awesome. I love to see people happy and enjoying what they are doing for fun. I would sit here and say I wish I went to something like Emerald City Comicon but the true is I do as a sports fan. It is easy to sit back and make fun of people in costumes but on the same token isn't wearing another grown man's jersey like a costume. I don't get all the things at Emerald Comicon but I do get fun and hanging with people that are into the same things as you. Have fun downtown this weekend if you are going and if not have a great weekend anyway
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530 Mud Slide 3/26/14
    This blog comes to you with a heavy heart. Last Saturday was the tragic mudslide on SR-530 and the news just gets worse and worse by the day. I don't think I really could comprehend what had happed or how bad it was the first day I saw the news on it. I know that road some what as I take every summer out to the White Horse Amphitheater for Summer Meltdown. It is beautiful country out there I must admit but once I realized where it was and how many people lived there my heart sank. It is one thing to hear the news but to now see the pictures and hear the stories are gut retching. I feel so bad for those people and families torn apart by the mud slide. That is a very tight community up there and this is about the worse thing that can happen to a small tight nit community. I am not sure what I could say to make anyone feel better but I will say my thoughts are with everyone effected and I hope for the best.
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Holy Crap 3/21/14

    Holy Crap, what a start to the NCAA tournament. It was almost like the college basketball God's heard me saying I am not that into college hoops anymore and made a point of awesome games. Overtime seemed to be the norm yesterday as there was a record four overtime games. My team Maryland is not in the tournament and I watched all the games I could. Upset's you say, well there was upsets as well. The one upset I was happiest to see was the Dayton Flyers taking down Ohio State. The reason I liked this one so much is that Ohio State ducks on their in state rivals all the time year after year and when they could not hide anymore they got beat. Another upset I was happy to see was North Dakota State beating Oklahoma because North Dakota State is a power house in college football in the lower division and I am happy to see their hoops team playing this well. Also they had College Gameday in town last fall so it has been a exciting school year so fay for Bison fans. Buzzer beaters as well as the game I just talked about NDS had a three to win and later in the night Texas won with a buzzer beater with les then a second to win it. This morning it kept going as Duke lost and if you know me you know that made me happy as I hate Duke. I say it again, Holy Crap what a tournament so far

 

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March Madness 3/19/14
    So it is that time of year again when college basketball takes over for a few weeks in the sports world. I do have to admit that I have not been into college basketball as much the last few years because my team the Maryland Terps have not been in the tournament. They also have not been having great seasons so I fell off a little bit but this time of year you can just pick a team and hop on for the ride. The other good thing is that live sports are on all the most of the day and that to me is the best thing about the NCAA tournament is the games are on. To me as long as some live sports are on then certain things open up to you. You go into a bar and just sit there drinking a beer or you at the bar catching a game. See catching a game sounds better and is the reason you are there not just booze. This will also allow other things to open up for you like hey my buddy has to come over so we can watch the game together. Maybe you are in a relationship and you can use the live game excuse to go to your buddies house. It could also be a great reason to order a pizza since hey the game is on. As I write I feel like maybe I am just telling what I am going to do this weekend. Sounds like I am going to be watching hoops with a buddy while eating some pizza. Live sports you are my friend and I thank you
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New Champions 3/14/14
    Tomorrow is a big day in the fight world if you are a fan of MMA. The UFC is having a great fight card and someone will win the title at 170 pounds besides Georges St.Pierre who left the title to go take care of personal business. Now in my mind and a lot of other peoples mind Johny Hendricks should already have the title belt as I think he won the last fight with GSP but the judges gave it to GSP. This is a big weekend because Hendricks is going up against Robbie Lawler who used to be the champ over in Strikeforce and one of these guys will have that title that GSP held onto for years. I also think it is going to be a big weekend for the UFC because I think we will see some real stars emerge out of these fights. It is a very good card and has some top fighters on it who are primed to take that next step. I am a Hendricks fan and think he is also a very sellable champion for the UFC. He is a nice guy that fights tough and people seem to really like him plus some of his knockouts have been amazing to say the least. He has a terrific wrestling and ground game but also throws heavy hands which everyone likes. This fight is set up to be a good one and I just hope it lives up to the hype. Enjoy your weekend everyone
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TV show hype 3/11/14
    Today I was talking with my brother and he brought up a good point which about watching TV and the hype behind some shows. We were talking about True Detective and he mentioned that he liked the show but part of the reason he watched it was because of the hype. We agreed that the show was good but not as much as other shows like The Wire. I started thinking that sometimes in this day in age if we do say we like things because the majority says we should. I am not saying that others people influence has not been around for ever but now it seems like we are bombarded by things that are "Amazing". My brother finished watching True Detective through the end but I do agree I liked the show but maybe not as great as the hype made it sound. It was super weird and odd and I liked that a ton but in the end I think I wanted a little more as well. Now on the other hand maybe True Detective was that good and now my brother is influencing me not to like it. Now as much as the word amazing does bug I would also not go and say the end of True Detective is disappointing but just not what I was hoping for. In the end some shows are better then other and pick them on your choice 
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Sounders FC 3/7/14
    Well today is just one day away from the kickoff of the MLS season and I am excited for this one. The Sounders FC will take to the field this Saturday with a different group then we are used to but will still have the names you love in Dempsey, Evans and Alonzo. I am pumped for this season for many different reason's but the main one is that people in my ticket group. The group I sit with is a good group of guys and we are friends so it will be great to see all the fellas and grab a couple beers. The play on the field I expect to be a lot better too then the way last season ended. Also don't forget last season ended with a loss to the hated Portland Timbers in the playoff round. What a bad taste to end the season with and it seemed the boys in green never really got their footing and chemistry as a team.  There was some awesome highlights but this year I am like a bunch of people and saying that this year needs to be a title year. I myself have help the US Open cup trophy (Thanks to the ECS) and I need some more hardware in my life and so do all the Sounders FC supporters. I really do think this team needs to and will win a MLS cup this year, Sigi is ready and sounds pumped for the season. Just remember it is a long campaign and keep the faith. Either way us the fans are in for another fun year of soccer......Beer Me  
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Rain is back 3/5/14
    I often blog about the weather is this will be no different. The winter as we know it has returned to the Northwest. Winter for us does not include a ton of snow in the city but a ton of snow up in the mountains. Also the return of winter for use the last couple weeks really means a lot of rain and wind. I personally don't mind the big rain storms nearly as much as I used too since I have lived here now for nine years. I will say this though when those storms do come though I don't feel like doing much. Last weekend for instance one day was just a soaker and a bunch of wind I got basically nothing done. The rain just seemed like a good excuse to do nothing and chill. If you are in a relationship then those are the nights to get a big cover and watch the tube with your girl. If you are single it is a great time to grab a big cover and watch the tube by your-self. Also keep in mind that the temperature is very important here because soon it will be rainy but over 60 degrees and that will suck because warm rain just makes you wish it was not raining so you could play outside. The rainy season is almost over and soon we can start bitching about not enough sun in June and I can't wait. 
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