I’m Back

After spending some time,… not blogging … I have returned. So much has happened in my absence. Looks like the Democrats have started to move toward progress, and the Republicans are maintaining the status quo.

Every Freaking! Day with Rachell Ray: An Unauthorized Parody by Elizabeth Hilts has been released and is on sale NOW! In paperback even!

The Superbowl Champion Giants beat the Patriots… again, even though it was only pre-season, and the Giants have their first official season game Thursday against Washington.

I’ve seen a bunch of movies, including Tropic Thunder, and will tell you about them later this week.

Also, I noticed yesterday that Google has come out with a web browser (Chrome). Only for Windows machines at present. This comic will explain what makes chrome different other been being open source.


On dogs

You have to understand. This is not a mainstream blog. I get one or two visitors a day, and on good days, I get maybe five. So, I was baffled when I went to StatCounter and discovered that over 120 people visited my blog and they all went to the same page. By time the surge ended (it ran from the 18th to 19th), I had 198 page views which boiled down to 152 unique visitors.

You have to understand. This is not a mainstream blog. I get one or two visitors a day, and on good days, I get maybe five. So, I was baffled when I went to StatCounter and discovered that over 120 people visited my blog and they all went to the same page. By time the surge ended (it ran from the 18th to 19th), I had 198 page views which boiled down to 152 unique visitors.

Bayer Advantix for dogsI have no idea why that page is so popular. Also of interest is that so many visits came from Europe and especially the U.K.. A number were multiple visits. My first thought was that possibly my sight was being used as some type of portal but considering how aware I am of setting up security protections, that seems far off. No, it seems that I chose a picture of dogs that is pretty popular, because most of the searches came from Google images.

Giants vs. McCain

Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from Minneapolis.

From Yahoo News:

Since 2002, the NFL has held its season opener on the
first Thursday night after Labor Day. This year, the game runs smack
into the final night of the convention, when McCain will officially
accept the nomination and give a nationally televised speech from
Minneapolis.

While the NFL has yet to announce its schedule for the 2008 season,
it’s apparently not going to shy away from having its season opener on
the scheduled day, with the game likely featuring the Super Bowl
champion New York Giants.

So, the NFL and NBC have agreed in principle to have the kickoff at
7 p.m. ET instead of the traditional 8:30 p.m. That would mean, except
in the event of an overtime, that the game would end before NBC’s
expected one hour of convention coverage for the night.

Unbelievable.

Now What?

contract that will pay the Super Bowl-winning coach roughly $21 million

Giants and Coughlin Sign a Four-Year Deal: “The negotiations are complete, and the Giants and Coach Tom Coughlin have agreed on a four-year contract that will pay the Super Bowl-winning coach roughly $21 million.”

(Via New York Times.)

What will the Giants pay Superbowl winning defensive coach, Steve Spagnuolo? Or did I miss that?

Superbowl Champions

The Giants beat them because, the Giants were the better team… and they wanted it more.

It may have been noticed, that I have not written anything about the Giants this year. Well there were a number of reasons. One, they started off terribly. Two losses in a row. Then, they had a tremendous defensive stand in the third game and looked like they might be turning around. I dared not write anything (no matter how I was feeling), out of fear of jinxing them.

Then, by time they played the Patriots in the last game of the season, they were on a roll on the road. Their defense, which had made such a great show in that third game, became a dominant force and Eli stopped throwing interceptions and fumbling the ball.

Just as the Giants seemed to be peaking, the Patriots were

Continue reading “Superbowl Champions”

Review

I recently recived an email from someone who had read my terse response to a movie I really enjoyed, The Devil Wears Prada, back a while ago (July as a matter of fact). This person has offered to send me a copy of the movie and asked that I review the whole shabang. Though every part of my internet caution bells are ringing, I decided to give a try.

I’ll let you know what happens,… meanwhile at least I have something to write about. Lord knows, I can’t talk about the Giants.

giants 30 – eagles 24

A win is a win. No matter how ugly the win, it’s still a win.

It was like watching two different teams in the first half and the second half. My complaints? When is Coughlin going to use Jacobs more often? If the opponents are stopping Tiki, then use Jacobs (who they couldn’t stop). Well, they could stop Jacobs after he dragged a tackler for 5 yards.

So, as I said, a win is a win.

giants first game

I’m not so disappointed in the Giants, as I am in the officiating.

What a disappointment. Final score: Colts 26, Giants 21. I’m not so disappointed in the Giants, as I am in the officiating. While a lot of people will focus on that play near the end of the game in which a non-existent interference call was made against the Giants, I felt the whole game was officiated poorly.

Another example? Peyton Manning goes back and completes a pass to the one yard line. If you listen to the audio you will hear the fans at the stadium gasp just before Manning releases the ball. And if you look to the right of Manning, you will see and offensive lineman holding onto the collar of Umenyiora. Was a penalty called against the Colts,… No, interference against the Giants. Earlier in the game, two questionalble calles against the Giants’ Burress.

My prediction is that within 3 weeks, sports writers will be reporting on the “poor officiating” around the league.