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Archive for January, 2009

Now I’m Ready to Hate

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Three days to the Super Bowl and I’ve had it with the hype. Two weeks is perhaps enough time for Hines Ward’s MCL to heal but it’s too much time for the chattering classes to talk the game up. A month ago the Arizona Cardinals were the worst team to ever make the NFL playoffs,…
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Don’t Believe the Hype

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

So I’ve been watching ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage for the past week and by far the biggest story so far has been Anquan Boldin’s shocking sideline sucker-punch and attempted strangulation of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Never before has a coach been the subject of a such a violent felonious assault, and from one of his…
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Reform I Can Believe In

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Back in 2000 I sold some stock to use as the down payment on my house. I’d bought the stock as part of our employee incentive plan, and after I sold it I of course had to report the income on my taxes. I also had to do all sorts of house-related deducting and assessing…
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Fan–Short for Fanatic

Monday, January 19th, 2009

The game was over and I sat on the couch sipping a celebratory beer. I never drink during big games–perhaps the most unfortunate of my superstitions. The Steelers had just beaten the hated Ravens to secure a spot in the Super Bowl. The goddam SUPER BOWL. Was I happy? Eh, kinda. I sure was happy…
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Sigmund Freud Knew His Shit

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I woke this morning with the sheets balled in my clenched fists. My throat was raw, as if I’d been screaming all night. I remembered the dream I just clawed free from, a swirling grotesque of shrieking and sobbing and pointless violence that I couldn’t stop. And once I realized I was powerless, I surrendered,…
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Where’s the Rage?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Yeesh, been a week since I wrote anything? Pathetic. So much for my plan to post more. And I’m gonna be busy this week writing up stuff for UB’s online championship series, which goes on all week. I actually played in one of the mini-UBOC events (they run mirror events with 10% of the buy-in)…
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Lordy Lordy

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Today is my 40th birthday and when you reach such a milestone it’s common to reflect on the past, consider the future, and offer up some pearls of wisdom. Well, you ain’t gonna find any of that crap here. Look, I’m 40, big deal. Either you’ve turned 40 yourself and know that it’s no big…
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Thorny Questions

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

So I’m watching the Rose Bowl and not enjoying it much as USC scored at will against my Nittany Lions. The game was effectively over at halftime, and that’s when I noticed something odd. It seemed that the Penn State coaching staff had also come to that conclusion, and so had the ABC announcing staff….
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