Filter Through Life


D-FENSE!! D-FEN…Oh, who am I kidding?
September 7, 2008, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Football, NFL | Tags: , ,

Will someone please put a helmet of Tony Romo?  Seriously people!  Tony Romo is feeling about as much pressure from the Cleveland Browns as I feel to clean a truck stop toilet.  He has enough time to brew an espresso and eat some crumpets, much less complete a pass to Terrell Owens.  Arrrgggghhhhh!!!

 

Is it okay to hate the Cowboys since they are a team, and entity if you will, and not an individual person?

 

[I’m just really bent that my Texans just got THROTTLED!]



Tom Brady is a jer…err…not that bad of a guy (?)
January 29, 2008, 12:54 pm
Filed under: Football, Life Happens, NFL, Random Junk, Sports | Tags: , , , ,

I have to edit my opinion about Tom Brady a little bit.  I have always thought he was a bit pompous.  He just has that air about him.  On the other hand, I don’t know him from Adam so my opinion is based on seeing him on TV and hearing what I hear about him.   

Today, on ESPN2, I saw a clip of Mr. Brady at Media Day for the Super Bowl.  He was being pestered by the usually media folks and then someone else.  It was an obnoxious (or possibly special) woman asking him to marry her.  He handled this situation with so much class I couldn’t help but right about it.  He simply smiled, said he was flattered and asked her name.  When she replied that her name was “Inez” (or “Enez”, not sure which) he said she had a beautiful name.  He told her he couldn’t accept her proposal but the person that got to marry her would be a lucky man.   

In a world where most celebrities can’t think of anyone but themselves, Mr. Brady actually spoke with this woman instead of blowing her off or simply ignoring her.  It would have been much easier but he showed a lot of class.  Consider my opinion edited. 

[I know Tony is going to love this post.]



Weekend Observations

The Patriots are the best team I have seen.  Ever. 

I might just be The Patriots of “Scene It.”

The Houston Texans are starting to look good.  Can’t wait till next year. 

Ryan Grant and Earnest Graham are the real deal.  They are also great fantasy players.  They were also on my bench, scoring 22 and 21 points respectively while my starters, Steven Jackson and Adrian Peterson, score 7 and 0 points. 

I still hate the Cowboys.  Maybe even more so today after that ridiculously lucky touchdown pass Tony Romo threw. 

I love The Salt Lick.  I’d love it even more if they didn’t have The Cowboys on a giant plasma right in front of me. 

I love having people stay with us for the weekend.  I love being able to open my home and entertain.  That’s why God has blessed us with a home. 

I love those same people even more when they get to go home. 

I love things in small doses…unless it’s chocolate…or mashed potatoes…or meat.



The rich get richer
December 7, 2007, 8:26 am
Filed under: Football, NFL | Tags: , , , ,

This post is dedicated to Tony, lover of all things New England Patriots. 

Did you know that the Patriots had a first round draft pick taken away for the “Spygate” scandal earlier this year?  Not that it really matters; they are going to go 19 and 0 and would have had the 32nd pick in the draft.  Big deal, right? 

Did you know that the San Francisco 49ers have but 3 wins and will probably draft somewhere around…oh…2nd?  Nice pick, right? 

Did you know that the Patriots own the 49ers first round pick in the upcoming NFL draft? 

Ouch!



Monday on Tuesday

Ahhh, Monday.  Wait, it’s Tuesday, not Monday.  It sure feels like a Monday.  Of course, there was Monday Night Football last night (more on that later).  I should feel better that I do on Mondays.  But today is my Monday.  I just came back to work from a four day weekend, 3 of which were spent in San Antonio and 1 was spent on a Honda 919 and overlooking Ink’s Lake with my folks.  It was wonderful and I felt recharged and refreshed…last night. 

The weekend was good.  I finally got my new helmet.  I bought and Arai Vector (web design) this time.  Let me tell you, the difference in price is great.  The average HJC costs around $150-200.  The average Arai is a little bit more than that.  But the difference in comfort and ventilation is absolutely AMAZING!!!  I had no idea what I was missing for the last two years.  I thought helmets were supposed to be miserably hot and loud with little ventilation and almost not comfort.  Boy was I wrong.  I just learned that when protecting your noggin you can’t skip.  If you do, it’s just not going to be very comfortable. 

While we were in San Antonio we ate great.  Friday night we ate at Mi Tierra.  It was pretty darn good food.  Saturday morning we ate at Schilo’s Delicatessen.  The food was excellent.  We ate at Landry’s Saturday night.  Another fine meal.  But Sunday, oh Sunday.  Breakfast at Tito’s.  OH.  MY.  GOSH!!!  I had something call Machacado (barbacoa scrabbled in eggs with Pico de Gallo).  Be breakfast ever.  Bar none. 

As you can clearly see, I love food.  It is wonderful entertainment to me.  I need to stop loving it cause I am gonna get fat.  But I love it.  If you need a restaurant recommendation, I am your man. 

My wife and I did a lot of talking over the weekend too.  If you ask her I am sure it wasn’t a lot, but to me it was loads.  And we didn’t just talk; I think we hashed some things out that really needed to be hashed out.  There is still more to talk about but I have used up all my words for the week. 

Yesterday Cheri went back to work and I went for a ride to see my folks.  I hung out with them for several hours.  It was nice. 

But them Tony Romo took me on a roller coaster ride.  You see, I loathe the Dallas Cowboys.  I was born with a “Luv ya Blue” birthmark.  I can’t root for Dallas.  I am a Houstonian, born and bread.  Tony Romo throws 5 interceptions and fumbles once, the Cowboys lose, right?  NO!!!  The lowly Buffalo Bills can’t score 1 offensive touchdown and they lose the game to a rookie kicker!!!  A rookie!!!  A kicker!!!  Even the evil empire that is the New York Yankees losing couldn’t cheer me up from that.  I think I am going to be sick. 

Then this morning, oh, the pain.  I hate when I set an appointment with someone and they don’t show up, especially if they don’t call to let me know.  Nothing chaps my hide more.  Well, almost nothing.  That happened to me this morning, only I did it to someone else.  I am a jerk sometimes.  So I am going to buy a Palm Trio that has Outlook on it.  And I am even going to use it. 

Mondays.



2 points
September 24, 2007, 7:47 am
Filed under: Daily Living, Fantasy Football, Football, Friends, Houston Texans, NFL, Rants, Sports

I am beginning to dislike fantasy football.  I lost this week to a team called “Magical Dragons”…by 2 points!!!  That is one less interception by Matt Schaub, twenty more yards by any one of my receivers or running backs, one more field goal or one more sack And hey, how about a touchdown Stephen Jackson?  Arrrrgggggghhhhhhhh! 

To top it off, the Texans lost.  Albeit to the Colts, but they still lost.  One more receiver, like maybe Andre Johnson, and they would have won.  Maybe. 

No parable here.  I am just bitter.