I am off to Iowa City for the JingleCrossRock. I am traveling down there with Lalla and will be meeting up with (dis)pencer, The Little Guy, Fil Drummond and his wife Rachel. All six of us will be staying in some crappy hotel in Iowa City. Word has it that Chris Horner will be signing autographs in the hotel lobby on Friday night. I don’t know if I am going to make it down there early, but I do know that Lalla has a video camera and I hope to record it all on tape if I do make it there in time. I kind of like Horner. I don’t know what messenger bag I am going to let him sign, either a) The Erik Saunders Limited Edition Bag or b) The Nelson Vails Signature Series. I will probably er on the side of the legend and let him sign the Erik Saunders bag.
A bunch of other Minnesota racers are going down to Iowa. I expect to see Karla and the art teacher from the coolest high school in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul, as well as, her husband and some other good racers. It should be a grand time and the hotel also has an indoor pool! I can’t wait to bust out the swim trunks. Wird! Out of all the racers from MN I am probably going to be bringing in last place in each race. I might even get pulled a couple of laps in, but the plan is to take out as many riders as possible in the hole shot to help secure victory for the second most stylish guy in racing (sorry Little Guy, but Cippolini is hard to beat!).
Since I am going to be in Iowa for the weekend and they still have yet to get this thing we call “The Information Super Highway” I am going to have Hotpinkevil! Run my site for me. So play nice and have fun, but don’t act like I can’t find out a) who you are, b) where you live, c) what crappy bike shop you used to own that just happened to go out of business etc…
I don’t really know why I am going down to Iowa for this weekend. I have fun at cross, but I am not very good at it. Supposedly there is a really big prize purse, but I am not going to see any of that money….so I think I am going for what Lalla describes as “The Holy Grail,” 25 bars in a 4 block radius. I might even sport my Minnesota sweatshirt so all the suckas in Iowa City know that Floyd is residing in Minnesota. Think I won’t? I have never been to Iowa City so I can’t really imagine it to be all the different from other college towns or cities in Iowa….a bunch of bars and dudes talking about combines.
I also bet that (dis) will fit in nicely with his #48 belt buckle.
Robert Altman passed away today. He was one of the best directors this nation has ever known. He is best known for directing M*A*S*H, but he also did the 1980 classic; Popeye. Perhaps the best director to never win an Oscar for Best Director, his most recent opportunity was Gosford Park. He finally received an honorary Oscar at last year’s ceremony.
I am sure all of the players of Sarah’s 2006 Death Pool presented by Super-Rookie.com are interested to see if someone was wise enough to select Mr. Altman for a spot on a team. Sadly, no one thought that this legend was going to pass and he will not be scored. Someday it may be a true sign of pop-culture-iconness if you are picked to be on a team for this sweet game.
Just the other week another Hollywood legend passed on. It was the One Arm Push-up machine of Jack Palance. He is best remembered for staring in Shane and City Slickers. miraculously one person did select Mr. Palance. This team of course is the world famous Shit The Bed captained by my brother Kevin.
Here is the man himself performing the legendary push-ups at the Academy Awards…
(ffwd about 2min in)
He scored 13 points for the body and 10 extra points for being the only person to pick Mr. Palance aka Chuck Norris’ Dad. Well maybe he really isn’t Chuck’s dad, but I wouldn’t tell that to Chuck because he will roundhouse you!
The Dead Pool Page on this site is one of the more frequently checked parts of the site. I have now updated the standings, remaining team members and have added an almanac for the year. While only 5 deaths have been correctly picked it is just a matter of time before a whole bunch of members pack their bags.
I have been “wishing” for someone to pull the plug on Ariel Sharon sine January 5th when he was put into a drugged induced coma. No one has tripped on the cord. If someone does by Dec. 31st I will be able to pull off the supreme victory! Muahahaha….that is if no one else decides to die.
Sarah and I will have info up in the coming weeks about the second year of our dead pool as we hope to extend it to include more players and more awesome picks; Judge Wapner?
The Grey Cup was played for last Sunday and no one in the United States cared. Instead most people watched the Sunday night showdown between the Chargers and Broncos. What I don’t understand is that for being what is arguably the minor league of the NFL and having relative success in the states with the expansion in the 90s that included the Baltimore Stalions, who played in front of sell-out crowds prior to the arrival of the then Cleveland Browns, you couldn’t find anyplace to watch the damn thing. There has to be some place in Minnesota where Canadians hangout.
The game seemed to be really boring. The Allouttes from Montreal failed once again to win the cup continuing the tradition of winning the most games in the past 11 years of the CFL and only winning the cup once. Oh well, eh! Montreal kind of blows anyways…especially McGill University.
The BC Lions won because their kicker made 6 field goals. To bad he doesn’t play for the Gophers.
While celebrating wit the famous trophy the broke the thing in half. How in the hell does that happen? The BlueBombers wouldn’t have broken it. That is for sure.
Why doesn’t anyone ever start a cross race Le Mans Style? I kind of want to do that. Make people run through a mud pit or something…then again people would complain about that.
Here is a cool story about the Lame-Ass NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion. Seems like know one likes him.
I just head to the Time Factory to pick up our second piece of wonderful furniture. I am sure that Hotpinkevil! will have a picture up soon. I think it is rather amusing that a good ammount of the furniture in our house was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Smithers. That is pretty bad ass.
I kind of see it as a payment for “taking a dive” during the State Match Sprint Chumpionships in which he defeated me.
Today is the final day of the NASCAR season. I must say that I am a little dissapointed in the #19 this year. I assure you all that Sadler will come back and kick everyones ass….including #48.
I saw our new team kits yesterday. (dis) did an amazing job and they are going to be the BEST kits in all of the region.
I always used to think that cycling was a completely marginalized sport that didn’t matter at all in the realm of the American conscious. Even though Lance has won 7 Tours and Landis will get the doping thing thrown out because of some technicality it still really isn’t all that big.
At least we have more going for us than this.
Can you believe that this is actually a sport? The craziest thing is that this is actually a clip from the national championships. There is a national championship in this? Check the dude in the baseball hat. He kind of looks like the dude that was at the Y today in the locker room waiting for some young stud to join him in the sauna.
The Little Guy miraculously recovered to play Ping Pong today.
Here is video of me beating him. I am in the Blue jersey.
It is crazy. But the Little Guy has the defensive game, but it is obvious that my crazy attacking style is to much for his lame “shucking and jivin’”
The Little Guy was afraid of this even though I had instructed him to tape his ankles to prevent any broken limbs from my “killer crossover.”
The other day I talked to the Little Guy and after a bunch of prodding I convinced him to come into the gym with me and (dis) to do some weight lifting. While he stopped short of committing to a lifting program he did agree to “do some lifting” which would complement his trusty program known as the “just gonna ride my bike” training method.
The plan was to get the Little Guy into the Y tomorrow right after he got off of work. We were gonna start the work out with some b-ball (basketball) and then move on to the weights. While (dis) and I were on the squat rack lifting real weight he was going to hit the machines and work on his “beach” muscles. I must admit that I was astonished that he would 1) want to play b-ball against me and 2) actually lift weights.
I wasn’t surprised when he called me from the hospital today telling me that he wouldn’t be able to play b-ball and lift Thursday afternoon. What did surprise me was at what length he would go to make this the case. He had somehow colluded with an individual to run a red light at precisely the same time he was riding through the intersection of 4th and Marquette. He also figured out how to land on his hip, elbow and side in order to create the most heinous road-rash and soreness.
Hats of to the Little Guy for finding a way to undermine the lifting of weights and b-ball.
Seriously, I hope that he gets better and recovers as fast as possible (to get him in the gym). I also hope that the jackass that hit my good friend gets bent over by his insurance company and has to pay through the roof, because if the Little Guy was one second slower he might not be able to joke around about this.
Here is to the Little Guy.
Am I the only one that watches Jack Van Impe?
I don’t know who is more fun to watch. Rexella his loving wife that is the co-host for his “news program” or Jack who gives powerful insight into the ruthless world of “evildoers and heathens.”
Here is a sweet picture of the happy couple:
Sarah says, “Wow. I think they look like us in about 20 years. Especially with all that sweet plastic surgery.”
Jack Van Impe believes, according to Wikipedia, that the European Union to be the “Restored Roman Empire,” which will one day be headed by the Antichrist, which he has centered as a plot in some of his sponsored videos. I think this is an amazing viewpoint and next year I will ask Jack Van Impe Ministries to sponsor my sweet new racing team.
…oh…rexella stated recently on a broadcast (according to sources that watch) that Jack has been in remission with cancer and has undergone two knee replacement surgeries in 2005/06 alone…am I smelling a death pool selection for most teams in 2007?…the book of revelations according to Jack Van Impe would suggest yes…