Some Public Service Announcements

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004, 5:45 pm

Yes, yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything lately, but I’ve been busy, and what have you done for me lately? Yeah yeah. But I wanted to quickly note a few things.

First, in case you weren’t aware, the next blogger/reader tournament is this Thursday night, this time at PokerStars. Twenty bucks to lock horns with some of the orneriest, most rootin’-tootin’ gambloors this side of the New York Stock Exchange. Though I myself will not be playing, in part because I of course am on hiatus, and because Thursday is on of my volleyball nights and I need both exercise and beer. So you won’t have me to kick around, but I’m sure there’ll still be some shockingly bad play, horrible manners, and hilarious chat. Go visit Iggy for more details and, if you don’t have a Stars account, a link where you can get a signon bonus through him.

And the Blogfather needs the infusion of cash, because, believe it or not, today he quit his job and is taking up the challenge of playing poker professionally. What else can one do but bow down in homage? Here I am, quitting poker to look for a job, and he’s quitting his job to play. Oh, oh, oh the humanity.

Let’s see, what else? I have a new site up where I’ll be publishing my novel as I go along in November, I’ll post the link once I get it looking the way it should. Uhh…what else? Oh, my Steelers posted about their most satisfying win in the last 12 months over the loathed Cowboys. Big Ben is the toast of the town, most of whom seemed to be in attendence at Texas Stadium. Now, I thought football was big in Texas, I thought the ‘Boys were “America’s Team”? So how come it sounded like a flashback to Three Rivers when the Black and Gold took the lead? We Steeler fans travel well and, alas, many of us have had to move on to greener pastures thanks to our faltering economy and bankrupt city government. But while you can take the jagov outta the ‘Burgh, you can’t take the ‘Burgh outta the jagov. And it was delicious having our fans shouting down the beef-addled Cowboy boosters.

Beating Dallas, Parcells, and Keyshawn Johnson all in one sitting…delicious. And of course Vinny came through for us yet again. I have to say I doubted him, I thought after the two picks we dropped we couldn’t expect more from him, but of course he came through. Vinny has come through for us ever since the 1986 Fiesta Bowl, when he tossed 5 picks against Penn State. When it’s time for a new Steeler jersey, I may get #16 and put “TESTAVERDE” across the back. The man has done more for Steeler fans than any quarterback since Bradshaw. Until Big Ben, of course.

OK, go sign up for the tourney, eat your vegetables, say your prayers. Until next time…

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2 Responses to “Some Public Service Announcements”

  1. SirFWALGMan Says:

    Steelers look good this year. I cannot wait to lock up with them in two weeks. That should be a VERY good game!

  2. neil Says:

    I have to say I was counting on the “Vinny Pick” all game. I was yelling for it but began to wondering…if Vinny throws a pick and we don’t catch it does it happen later on? Not exactly “when a tree falls in the woods…” but a question Vinny finally answered by giving up that fumble late in the game.
    Thanks Vinny. I knew we could count on you.

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