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A Suckeye No More

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

I’m well-pleased with the Steelers’ selection of WR Santonio Holmes, who most mock drafts had going to Detroit. As the picks slowly, slowly, so slowly moved toward the end of round one and the Super Bowl champions, Mark and I started to get antsy that maybe the Steelers would move up to grab Holmes. And…
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I Just Had the Best Run of Cards in My Life

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Played some tiny PL Hold-Em tonight. Over an 8-hand period I was dealt: AK, flopped a king QQAAAKPocket eights, flopped top set and made quads on the turnAK10-10KJ, flopped trip kings Nice run of cards. Too bad I went bust over those eight hands. Skip the rest of this post. It’s just therapy for me….
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Hangin’ in NYC with Big Ben

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Not much to write about lately…well, that’s a lie, been plenty to write about but I just haven’t found the time and/or strength to post it here. Tres busy and I think I’m coming down with something. And I have to be in tip-top shape for this coming Saturday, when the NFL Draft will be…
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There’s No Business Like Show Business…Thank God

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Bill Simmons of ESPN has a two part conversation with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the gentlemen who wrote Rounders. Simmons of course asked them the question all fans of that movie want to know–Why the hell doesn’t Mike sleep with the slinky, scrumptious, yet surprisingly vulnerable Famke Janssen? It beggars belief. I can’t believe…
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Mean Gene Inna House!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Played in Wil’s tournament last night, made the final table, finished 9th. I actually had crap to do and figured I’d play a few hands, get killed, and go about my business. I was down to about T500 when I pushed with a straight draw that came in on the river, and then I was…
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Ten More Years

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I took a half-day today, walked past PNC Park as it filled with fans for an afternoon game (Bucs got crushed), and headed home to do some heavy lifting and yard work. On the way home I stopped at the library to drop off an overdue CD, and I was witness to a truly pitiable…
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Opening Day Sucks; So Does The Masters

Monday, April 10th, 2006

It’s Opening Day for the Pirates, who return home triumphant after actually winning a baseball game yesterday. Everyone is so buzzed about that big win–after all, the Bucs might only manage that feat 30 or 40 more times this year. Each victory must be savored, like something…really…savory. What sucks, and sucks large, is that my…
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Maggie Dixon

Friday, April 7th, 2006

It’s always horrible when someone dies in the prime of life, and that’s how I felt when I heard that Maggie Dixon, the sister of Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon, died yesterday. She was 28 years old and had to be on top of the world. She’d led her team to the NCAA tournament, her…
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Excellent, Right on Shed-Yule

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

The above is one of my favorite Christopher Walken quotes, from A View to a Kill, which was the worst James Bond movie, hands down. My first reaction after taking a cursory look at the Steelers 2006 slate was, “Jesus, that’s brutal.” According to ESPN it’s the 5th toughest schedule in the league. But then…
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Keeping My Eye on the Ball

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Depending on who you talk to, I usually have my head either in the clouds or up my ass. I daydream, I’m easily distracted, I’m not a methodical and regimented person. It takes all sorts to make a world, and this is just what I’m like. It’s not to the point where I have imaginary…
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