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I Woke Up For This?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

It’s snowing. Today’s April 30th (pay the rent!) and I looked out the window and there are a few fluttering flakes falling fast and free…OK, that’s too much forced alliteration this early in the morning. Haven’t had breakfast yet. And the snow just stopped anyway. Yesterday I booked my flight to Vegas for the WSOP….
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The Sad, Inevitable End

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I take no pleasure in the Pirates releasing Matt Morris today. When the Bucs traded for Morris last year I said the trade was a world-class blunder. Nor was I alone in that judgement–just about everyone on the planet not named Dave Littlefield and Bob Nutting would’ve laughed at the proposed deal. Why a team…
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Bonanza!!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

If you told me yesterday that the Steelers would end Day 1 of the NFL Draft with Rashard Mendenhall AND Limas Sweed, I would’ve said, "You’re crazy. Stop being crazy". And while the Steelers came into the draft needed linemen on both sides of the ball, you just can’t pass up that sort of talent….
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They Gotta Win Four of These?

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I went to Game 1 of the Pens-Rangers game last night. From all the screaming, jumping about and frantic worrying I’m hoarse, I feel like I fell down a flight of stairs, and my ankle is killing me. That’s what it’s like being a mere spectator of a Stanley Cup playoff game. If you think…
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Feeling the Draft

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Look, I’m as big a fan of the NFL Draft as you’re gonna find. I used to play sick so I could stay home from school to watch it–and yes, kids, the Draft used to be held during the week. There was no Internet in those dark days either and so I’d haunt the magazine…
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Actual Poker Content!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

As you all know there’s a brewpub near my house and after going to the gym and lifting for a good bit I decided to treat myself to a salad and a few medicinal beers. God, that first Pale Ale invigorates my soul like nothing else. I did some work, tried to do some Vietblogging…
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Keeping Them Honest

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Ahh. After I vote I come away feeling fresh and invigorated–kinda like after I leave the dentist’s office. Which reminds me, I gotta go see the dentist. DuggleBogey raises a point in the comments of my previous post. What if the candidates up for election in no way reflect your views? What if–and it’s just…
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It’s A Beautiful Day For An Election

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I’m just about to head out the door and perform my civic duty by voting for Barack Obama in today’s Pennsylvania primary. And I strongly advise you to do likewise. Provided you live here of course. Otherwise that’s vote fraud, which I think is a felony, and in that case I don’t know you. It…
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How The Times Have Changed

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Jason Kottke posted a CBS News report from 1975 showing an attempted relief flight out of Da Nang airport in the late stages of the war. The idea was to fly out women and children before the North Vietnamese arrived–instead the plane was mobbed by South Vietnamese soldiers trying to escape. Terrifying chaos ensued. I…
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Blogger At Work

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Here’s how I look about 10 hours every day: The life of a blogger, sitting in front of a computer, lost in thought. And yes, as soon as I took a gander at this picture I seriously cleaned my laptop. In my defense I use a monitor and keyboard at home. It was a nice…
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