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04
Jun
2012

…and the livin’ is easy

Summertime!  Okay, it’s not officially for a couple more weeks, but I think many people consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the beginning of summer.  Sara and I kicked off our summer by heading to Palm Springs with my family for the annual Russi shindig down there.  This involves sitting in the sun, playing corn [...]

14
Dec
2010

Bowl Predictions

I’ll do one last ranking after all the bowl games. Here’s my bowl predictions based on the same predictor I’ve been using all season. I’m gonna try to make a better predictor next year. I’m only picking 6 upsets (including Oregon over Auburn). New Mexico Bowl: BYU 21 – UTEP 19 Humanitarian Bowl: Northern Ill. [...]

30
Nov
2010

NCAA Football Rankings – Week 13

Not much in the ways of comments. I’m still lamenting the end to Cal’s season. I will point that my rankings have Cal as a ranked team, largely due to it’s 6th toughest schedule. And there are 2 5-win teams ranked higher than Cal! What’s that really mean? Two things: 1) no way to account [...]

06
Nov
2010

Twitter-pated

So I bit the bullet and started a Twitter account. I’m officially @Troatie, but I don’t have any plans on tweeting away. Some day I will, but until then, I wouldn’t go following me just yet. Basically, I got the account cause there are people I want to follow. Now I just need to remember [...]

20
Oct
2010

Ranking Weezer’s Studio Albums

So I’ve been listening to Weezer’s new album Hurley for a couple weeks now and I’m really digging it. This is their third effort in as many years, and it really is groovy. That got me wondering where this fits in among their other studio albums. So here is ranking of the Weezer albums as [...]

11
Oct
2010

NCAA Football Rankings – Week 6

Another football week has past. And those pesky Golden Bears put up a great game against UCLA. Sure, the passing game needs lots of work, but the defense and running game will keep us in games. And for their efforts, my ranking system has placed the Bears right behind the Crimson Tide at #6 in [...]

30
Sep
2010

NCAA Football Rankings – Week 4

So there are several interesting things to point out in my rankings this week. There are no FCS teams in the top 25 anymore. And other than the Sun Belt, all of the FBS conferences are ranked above the FCS conferences. The rankings are liking Pac-10 schools right now. I find it esp weird that [...]

23
Jul
2010

Oregon Brew Fest, Part 1

Went to the Oregon Brewers Festival last night for the first time.  I went with Sara to the North American Organic Brewers Festival earlier in the month.  But last night was my first time at the big event.  There was lot of brew to taste.  Since we didn’t go till after Sara got off work, [...]

17
Jul
2010

A foreboding feeling

A wonderful article by Pac-10 blogger Ted Miller on the hypothetical best/worst case outcomes for the 2010 Cal Football team: http://espn.go.com/blog/pac10/post/_/id/10994/best-case-worst-case-california-3

08
Jul
2010

The sweepstakes is over!

So LeBron is going to Miami.  I would like to tell you that I don’t care.  Basketball is not my favorite sport.  I do like going to the occasional game.  But I don’t love it, like I love baseball and football.  That said, I do watch a lot of ESPN (especially in my current “occupationally [...]

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