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Archive for September, 2007

Gettin’ Settled

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

No troubles getting down here–man, do I like JetBlue. Leather seats, free TV (watched Arsenal beat West Ham on the way down, can’t even do that at home) and lots of leg room. No meal on the flight, and as I didn’t get thru security in time to eat breakfast at home I was starving…
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Commuting To Aruba

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Tomorrow I head south to cover the Aruba Poker Classic for UltimateBet. Pittsburgh is beautiful in the fall, but from what I remember from last year, Aruba ain’t bad either. I’ll be posting stuff here when time allows and, of course, you can follow along with the festivites at the Arublog, where my stuff for…
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Darkness Falls

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The Pirates got shellacked by the D-Backs, in what was almost certainly John Van Benschoten’s last game as a Pirate. Former first-round pick, mutliple arm surgeries, and here’s the kicker–when Van Benschoten went into the draft, he was considered the premiere power prospect that year. The Pirates made him a pitcher. This year he was…
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The Beautiful Game

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I’m watching it right now, as Brazil takes the United States out behind the woodshed for an old-fashioned whoopin’. I know we’re down a player (actually, I missed the first half, so I’m taking J.P. Dellacamera’s word for it) but Brazil looks slick and predatory and, well, Brazilian, while our players looked beaten at the…
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A Bad Day On The Internets

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Those damn tubes have been cruel to me today. I went over my brother’s in the AM because he’s getting carpeting installed in their nursery, and while I was there I cranked out a quick little post about how the Post-Gazette has tweaked their website and how I liked the tweaking. A few weeks ago…
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When Is Paterno Going To Retire?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Good column by Ron Cook in today’s Post-Gazette about the Penn State-Michigan game. While there were the usual horrendous calls that always seem to go against us in Ann Arbor (the pass interference call was pathetic), you can’t blame the refs for this one. Michigan deserved to win and Penn State deserved to lose. I…
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Joining The Team

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

On a far happier note than my fantasy football nightmare, I’ll be doing some writing for the PokerProf and Flipchip over at LasVegasVegas, which I’m sure you already read. My first piece just posted today, it deals with a couple of newspaper articles that appeared last week and don’t exactly tell the truth, the whole…
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Reggie, Nate And Larry, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

I’m dead last in the Pittsburgh Blog Celebrity Fantasy Football League (hereafter called the PBCFFL, as If I’ll ever mention the blasted thing again). I lost my most recent game by nine-tenths of a goddam point. Chris Cooley couldn’t have THIRY-five yards receiving last night? And, heh heh, I have Jamal Lewis and didn’t start…
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Damning With Faint Praise; or, Whither Steely McBeam?

Monday, September 17th, 2007

In his Monday Morning QB column Peter King ranks the Steelers as the 5th-best team in the NFL, behind one-time losers San Diego and Chicago. This is bad enough, but here’s what King has to say about our gold-helmeted (for this week, anyway) warriors: Steelers 60, Foes 10. Though Foes are Cleveland and Buffalo, don’t…
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Still Learning, Not There Yet

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Went to a picnic yesterday, played volleyball, ate traditional German food (chili, pasta salad, kielbasa) and pestered everyone with my new camera. I warned you I’d turn into a pretentious pain-in-the-ass with this thing, and I’m keeping my word. Although it’ll be nice once I figure out how to use it a bit better. There…
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