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Finally the day is upon us! Even though I had the day off from work theres just something about Fridays that know how get me. We have lifting at 4:30 but that aint not thang. I think we run 12 40s today but I’m  not too nervous about it. Its not like I havent done that shit before. Plus its making me better. I know it sounds cheesy but just go with it. Last night I went out dancing at a western bar and a band named the dan band was there. If you don’t know who they are go find a high rise building and jump off because theyre so funny. They didnt play as much stuff like this but still they were pretty funny. Rangers won yesterday against the Boston Red stockings. All these people are worried because my boy Roddy B had a bad game. People give this guy time and he will come around just wait. I’m predicting he averages over 15 ppg this season.  Hopefully they can come out with a w today too. Its a nice day outside so everybody out there not matter where you are get the hell out of your house today. Go to the lake, creek, you can even take the dog out so he can take shit just get out there! Plus heres some song everybody should check out and download

Too Late For Goodbye-Randy Rogers

Goodbye Hollywood-Jet

Drop Me Off In New Orleans-Kermit Ruffins

Flex-Part Boyz

Our Kind Of Love- Lady Antebellum

Sitting Of  The Dock Of The Bay-Otis Redding

Thats all I got today. I’m peacing out for the day.

ZK


Today my friends I have finally encountered the perfect storm for a paid by the hour intern. Basically anybody that has assigned any work to me are gone and I’m left sitting at my secretary desk drinking pink lemonade while acting like I’m reading my email for hours on hand. I feel like I have a long, grueling day ahead of me. Its going to be a battle of staying awake and looking like I’m being productive,None of which is happening today whatsoever. But anyways on to Baseball talk.
Has there been a weirder season that a baseball team has had than the one the Texas Rangers are having right now? Here is a team that is in first place in the AL West by the biggest margin in the majors yet theyre bankrupt! I have never heard of that. and on top of all of it they basically out bid the baseball powerhouse New York Yankees for Ace Cliff Lee! That is absurd and just unheard of. I honestly dont know when this whole ownership thing will get settled and I’m just hoping its before the offseason so the Rangers can resign Cliff Lee. There is an auction happening early next month but I really dont think anythign will happen until this lawsuit that was filed against the Rangers by Nolan Ryan’s investment group. On that, I really hope that his Investment group wins it. What Nolan has done for this team this year is just outstanding. He has had such an impact on the Rangers bullpen this year and at times they are carrying the team this year. I would say for the majority of the season our bullpen has been a strong point. And hats off to the great Jon Daniels. He’s done an amazing job building up our minor league system and signing free agents with minimal assets to work with. Hell he pulled of a deal for a former Cy Young winner while working for a team that is bankrupt! Screw what they said in Tommy Boy, Jon Daniels can stick his head up a bulls as to check otu the steak, tell me how long I need to cook it, what type of seasoning I need to cook it, and figure out what type of side dish goes best with it; Screw the butcher.But anywho I’m going to now wnader around the office and try to find anything to do. I think at this point I would enjoy filing rubber dog shit. I’m out and will probably update later given my plethera of free time today

ZK

I’ll admit I haven’t watched but 5 minutes of the ESPY’s. I hate Chris Berman. He wears me out more than Eli Manning talking. If I have to hear BACK BACK BA BA BA BAACKKKK!!! Or DA RAAAAIIIIIDDDAASSSSSS one more time I will drive my car off a cliff into a group of baby seals. How does that man keep a job so long? I’ve been playing NCAA 11 and so far I’m not that impressed. Its realtivley the same as 10 in the modes I’ve played. I don’t like the simming in dynasty mode but I love the new recruiting mode. I havent played online yet and I hear good things about it. Well I’m out. I’ll leave yall with this funny video from barstoolsports. Theres some language here and there so make your kids do the ear muffs thing


The Mavericks have been somewhat quiet this offseason which comes as kind of a surprise to me with the Dampier contract and all. I agree that resigning Dirk and Haywood were the number one priority to the team because without those two I don’t think that the little old mavericks have much a chance. Dirk is the cornerstone of this franchise and I don’t care how bad he does I don’t think the Mavericks can get rid of him now. He could’ve teamed up with another big free agent this offseason and won a championship but he chose to show his loyalty to the Mavs and sign here. The only way I can see the Mavs trading him now is if there is clearly zero percent chance that the Mavericks are never going to win a championship. Haywood is just a good starting center. No more no less but one thing did strike me as odd. He averaged three less points and two less rebounds than Dampier did when the Mavs signed him to that junk contract. But all that being said Haywood was playing with good players while Dampier was with the lowly Warriors. Plus we got him for a fair price at roughly 7 million a year. Speaking of Damp and his contract that’s the size of J-Lo’s ass, at first, I didn’t really like the trade that was made yesterday. The more I think about it though the more I like it. Chandler had an injury plagued year last year with the bobcats and before that failed a physical that would’ve sent him to the Thunder, All while averaging about 6 points and 7 rebounds per game. But saying all that I like how he fits in Dallas. He won’t get nearly the minutes that he was getting in Charlotte which could work in his favor giving his past of injuries. He will also have that energy that the mavericks have wanted and needed since the Mavericks acquired Dennis Rodman and he had his short stint back in 2000. Also the money Side of the deal works out very well in the Mavericks Favor. We take Najera off the books that we owed about 6 million over two years and then Matt Carrols three year 11 million dollar deal. The key to this trade was Chandlers Expiring Contract net year and also the 5 million dollar trade exception. This will allow a team that has a player that’s making 16 million to pursue a trade with the Mavericks for Chandler and his expiring contract of 11 million and that five million dollar trade exception. This deal will solely depended on how Roddy B does at the off guard position. If Roddy comes out and performs like a great player like the Mavs are making him out to be you have to like the Mavericks chances at least getting to the Western Conference Finals. If not, look for a trade made during the season preferably at the deadline. Some of the players that I think are good possibilities are Gilbert Arenas, Eric Gordon, Jamal Crawford, Gerald Wallace, John Salmons, and maybe, just maybe if the Hornets don’t do well, Chris Paul. Here’s how I see the Mavericks starting 5 as of right now.
PG: Jason Kidd– Getting way too old and will start to show his age
SG: Rodrigue Beaubois– Interested to see what this young kid out of France can do
SF: Caron Butler– Needs to be way more consistent than he was last year with the Mavs
PF: Dirk Nowitzki– Not as great as he used to be, but his mid range turnaround fade away is something that nobody in the league can duplicate
C: Brendon Haywood– Serviceable center that adds more scoring and defense to the middle. Needs to grab more boards and not get into early foul trouble
I also really like Dominique Jones out of USF so look for him to crack a spot in the rotation. Anyways, those are my Maverick thoughts for now. Baseball talk and what kind of mess the Rangers are in later.

Well free agency is now pretty much over besides guys that are too over the hill to get in their own car to go to the game (Shaq sorry buddy) and some other spare parts that will not play a significant role on any team. For now I’ll get to the huge topic that everybody has been talking about. This supposed talk about the Miami Heat as a “Super Team”. What is wrong with the world??? They have a second tier point guard in Chalmers, some second round picks, big z and Juwan Howard(who I was certain retired a good 5 years ago). I do like their acquisition of Mike Miller who is a very good shooter from the outside and will be the Heats version of James Posey.  With that being said The Lakers are still the best team in the NBA without a doubt. They have the best player in the NBA in Kobe Bryant and a top 3 low post player in Pau Gasol. Throw in a point guard who knows how to manage a team (Derek Fisher), the best 6th man in the league in Lamar Odom, and some other really good players in Steve Blake, Andrew Bynum and others. There is nobody that can hang with them in a full seven game series. I also like Orlando out of the east.  Watch for JJ Reddick to have not an outstanding year but I could maybe see him play a huge 6th man role with this team. But back to this super team thing. For them to compete at a high level Lebron James has to do what he said he was going to do and downsize his scoring and ego because this is still D-wades team, not Lebron’s. Here’s what I think their starting 5 needs to look like next year.

PG: Lebron James-he gave up the legacy of King James to play robin to D-wades batman. He needs to accept this role for them to be successful. James always was known as one of the best passers in the NBA and I can really see him flourish at the 1 but again anybody that refers to himself in third person 4 times in one sentence will eventually demand the ball and cause major conflict with his teammates. Look for him to take a Magic Johnson role on this team

SG: Dwayne Wade– still the man in Miami regardless of bringing in 2 time MVP Queen James. He needs to assert his role as a leader on this team and take control in games which I don’t think will be a problem.

SF: Mike Miller– huge pickup for this team. One of the best three point shooters in the NBA that will allow Lebron and D-wade to attack their basket by stretching the defense. This is one of the biggest keys to a game. Go back to the finals of last year and look at the difference of when Ray Ray went out of the game and Tony Allen went in the game. It closed down driving lanes for Rhondo because the Lakers no longer had to worry about a three point threat.

PF: Chris Bosh– Great Low post play and a great role player with excellent range for a big man. I’m skeptical on his defense though.

C: Big Z– Good low post player with exceptional range for his size. Good fit for this team at the 5 and also has experience of 7 years playing with Lebron. He could break down because of his age and the heat might need their second round pick Dexter Pittman to come up big later in the season.

This is all I got for now. I got to get to actually doing something at work so I’m out. More on the Mavericks offseason and my thoughts on it later in the day plus some all-star game comments. Later

ZK

The Super Bowl ended last night with the New Orleans Saints winning their first Championship in their first ever appearance.  There are some things Im happy about and things Im not so happy about.  I’ll start with the things that Im happy about.  Drew Brees is a great QB.  Im happy to see a guy come back from surgery and getting dumped by his former team to lead his team to the Super Bowl and get MVP.  Im happy for the city of New Orleans.  That city has been through a lot and while this wont fix anything it does give the city something else to think about.  And also Sean Payton, a great coach, making very ballsy calls and winning his first Super Bowl.  Now to the not so happy things, actually just one thing, my friend TJ’s ridiculously intoxicating love for the Saints coupled with his loathing of the Cowboys, has led me to hate the freaking team in New Orleans.  So last night I was a Colts fan.  Therefore disappointment was the emotion I felt last night.

Now a look and the season that was.

Brett Favre came back! And with  a different team at that.  This leads me to believe that he will return the next two seasons and play for the Bears one season and the Lions the other, just to play for every team in the NFC North.  But lets be serious.  Brett Favre will return next season.  The man is absolutlely amazing.  He takes the Vikings to the NFC Championship, and sure it was his sloppy at best pass that sealed their fate, but he still defied his age and shows no evidence of slowing down.  That is why we have not seen the last of Brett Favre.

Brett wasnt the only one that returned to the NFL, Michael Vick made his return to the NFL.  Now, with this guy although he most certainly will return with some new desperate team, I dont think he still has what it takes.  I mean I know he was just a backup but in the time that he did get to play I never saw anything that impressed me enough to think that he could make a difference in any oganization.

The biggest trade of the year definitely goes to the Cutler deal.  Although, neither team made it to the playoffs after the deal both had moments where it looked like both were going to come out better from the deal.  I mean the Broncos looked like one of the best teams in the NFL early in the season.  But I guess the off field antics of Brandon Marshall will catch up to you eventually.  And Jay Cutler showed us all that he is going to need some more help before the Bears are going to be playoff ready.

How bout that Tom Cable.  He sure proved to be the worst decision Al Davis ever made, and thats saying something.

We must also pause to pay respects to the deaths of two young players in the NFL.  Both of these men, Chris Henry and Gaines Adams, were taken in their prime and way before their time.

Now on to some winning and losing streaks.  The Colts set a record for consecutive wins at 23 wins in a row in the regular season before losing to the Jets after benching their starters.  The Saints also had an impressive streak of their own before falling to the Cowboys late in the season and then losing their next two games to finish the season… making the Saints the only team to lose their last three games of the season and win the Super Bowl after that.  The Broncos became the 3rd team since 1970 to start the season with a 6 game win streak and then miss the playoffs.  The Titans had a 6 game streak of their own, losing that is.  But with the resurrection of Vince Young they bounced back and were in my opinion the best team to not make the playoffs this year.  Finally the Steelers became the first team since the 87 Giants to lose 5 consecutive games after winning a Super Bowl in the previous season.

Now on to some records and milestones this year.

Tom Brady set a record for TDs in a quarter with 5 in the 2nd quarter against the Titans.  The Panthers became the second team to have 2 1,100 yard rushers in the same season with Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.  Kurt Warner set a record for highest completion percentage with 92.3% in week 2.  Brandon Marshall caught 21 passes in a loss to the Colts, breaking a previous mark set by TO at 20.  Aaron Rogers became the first Qb to throw for 4000 yards in his first two seasons.  Joshua Cribbs broke the return record set by Devin Hester. (I know this is turning into a list but lets be honest, all pretty impressive.)  Drew Brees set a season completion percentage record at 70.6%.  We also saw the highest scoring playoff game in history with the Cardinals beating the Packers 51-45.  The Cowboys set a single game attendance record at 105,121.  And the conference championships became the most watched playoff games in history.

All in all it was a great season.  For me, a Cowboy fan, I would have liked to have the Cowboys win another playoff game or two but I saw improvements, and I think we are on the right track.

But the question at the end of every season no matter the sport is did the right team win it all?  Lets think about it.  The Saints, 13-3 regular season, barely scraped by the Vikings in the NFC Championship with the aid of a couple bad calls, won it all this year.  Were they the right team? Were they the best team? I think so.  The Colts are a great team dont get me wrong, but the Saints were on a mission the whole year.  That team played like nobodys business throughout the year and lit up the scoreboard in every single match-up.  So yes, this win was deserved by this team.  And also for the city that had nothing to be proud of but a party once a year and Boudan.  This win means a lot to the city of New Orleans.  Saying that do I think that the players really meant it when they said they wanted to win it for New Orleans? No.  Lets face it, the players these days care about one thing and one thing only, money.  Thats how it is and always will be.  Especially now that the 2011 season is almost certainly not going to happen.  Its the world we live in God help us all.  Thats whats wrong with Sports.

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people.

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ”Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we have done. We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that; we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it political savvy; We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.

I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ

So this weekend was awesome but now I gotta get back to school. I had fun also while being somewhat productive. I got almost all of my homework done for the week and I should get finished with it all early today. But the Randy Rogers and Ragweed concert were awesome. Randy in my mind was way better than Ragweed.He managed to play a lot of his old stuff and not too much from his new cd. I don’t mind the new cd stuff the old stuff is just way better. Ragweed was alright but really stepped up their game towards the end of their show. Randy came back on to sing boys from Oklahoma and then they ended in Crazy Eddies last Hurrah. I about had a heart attack  was so excited. other people were around me were probably scared for their life as there’s this big dude right beside them going as nuts as a 13-year-old girl at a Jonas brothers concert. I managed to catch a pic from randy so I can probably get shot dead on the streets today and die happy. Also Grizzly Rose broke the record for most alcohol sold in one night that night. Thats how those Texas bands do it. I went to bars for the first time this weekend and they were better than expected. I had a blast there.

But anyways to the football games. I watched both of them and both of them were pretty good games. I applaud the Jets on a good season they just got beat by the better team that day. I am very scared of that team next year though. Sánchez will be better next year and they’ll have that three-headed monster at running back in washington, greene, and Jones. Their d is also going to be scary good next year too. The Saints Vikings game was awesome, but it seemed like the Vikings offense lost that game for them. They fumbled an ungodly amount and still somehow managed to get the game into over time. I’m glad the saints won just in spite of Brett Favre team jumping like he is. I hope h retires after this year even though I highly doubt that will happen. The Saints were doing a great job at putting pressure on him and keeping him on his toes. He was looking his age by the end of that game.  My cousin told me a great brett rule of thumb after he threw his first pick. Favre never throws just one int in a game. and sure enough, with the game pretty much won for the Vikings Brett rolls out and throws just a horrendous pass and it gets picked. That play cost the Vikings the game even after all those fumbles and I’m glad it was Brett that threw the game away. But anyways I’m going to finish this whole homework thing.

Sorry about the picture. I just stoked about seeing good ole Randy and Ragweed on Friday. Its going to be an awesome time. Its been a year since I’ve seen any of them in concert but back in my high school days I swear I saw these guys like every other week. But this post is going to be a sports free post. I want to Jib Jab a little so bear with me here. I played never have I ever for the first time in a while Lauren the Lush and Chili Dog were just dominating me. it sucked We than got on the talk on guy/girl stuff and I figured what better time to bust out the Jon and Keller theories on girls:
1) girls will throw their best friend under the bus
2)5 second hooker dance
3) 3 second checkout theory
4) a guy and a girl who are a couple try to hook their best friend up with the other ones best friend
5) Girls dress up to outdress other girls when they go out

some are false for girls but overall, I’d say they’re all pretty true. Also, a quick hypothetical I’ve ran across lately. I want to hear everybodys feedback on this too. So anyways if you had to give up one thing for the rest of your life would it be blow jobs or cheese?  it’s a hard hypothetical so ill let your mind wander on that.

Alright this is so ridiculous I don’t even know what to say anymore. What exactly is sex rehab anyways?? At this rate I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pictures of Woods with his pressed between two strippers boobs. And after that we all now where the washed up celebs go…dare I say it….vh1! But anyways, Tiger, you screwed up and you’re taking the right steps to correct it. But come on man. There’s some stuff you need to take care of within your family. So Tiger, best of luck to you and I hope to see you back in the PGA because let’s get real…who watches golf without you. You’re bigger than the sport itself.

Sidenotes: I’m watching the Hangover for the 10000th time. Still funny as the first time I started. Our football team did three workouts in 24 hours. I know I’m not speaking for myself when I say thank god we have Wednesdays off. The supposed Chipocabra that was found in my hometown turned out to be a hairless raccoon. Weird. Also I’d like to give a shout out to my boys over at GoodTimesAtMines. They’re funny as hell