Friday, December 30, 2011

Badgers uniforms

So Oregon needs flashy uniforms for Monday? This is what the Badgers are going to be wearing when they take down the Ducks. Clean cut and simple.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Interesting last investment

So Floyd Mayweather is heading to jail for 90 days, but he was able to get in one last payday. No, he didn't sneak in another boxing match. He decided to bet on the one and only Tim Tebow. And it wasn't a pithy little hundred-dollar bet. Floyd dropped a cool million on the Patriots to win last weekend. Apparently he felt he had nothing to lose. Fortunately for him, he didn't.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This guy must have done something important.

Next parade, I want this with my face on it. Can't be good for gas mileage though.
Kim Jong-il funeral: A portrait of Kim Jong Il is carried during his funeral procession

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

For your afternoon enjoyment...

If you've never read Sports Pickle, you should start. They often have funny links that brighten my day.

My favorite is "Pictures of Lamar Odom's wife"

Monday, December 19, 2011

Top Sports Stories of 2011

This is how the AP ranked the top sports stories of 2011. Any glaring omissions? What would you put first?

10. Japan shines at Women's World Cup
9. Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine fired amid child sex abuse allegations
8. Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies in Las Vegas race
7. Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks win NBA championship, getting revenge on Miami Heat
6. Ohio State wins Sugar Bowl; five players suspended, Tressel resigns, Meyer named new coach
5. St. Louis Cardinals win World Series in amazing comeback
4. Conference realignment moves teams around ACC, Big 12, Big East, SEC
3. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl, start off 2011 season 13-0
2. NFL/NBA lockouts come to an end after months of debate
1. Penn State coach Joe Paterno fired amid Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse charges

Cam Newton vs. The Icebox

The Panthers pulled a fumblerooski on Sunday, very similar to that of a famous 1990s movie.

Who pulled it off better?

Friday, December 16, 2011

More Tebow!

Don't judge. Three straight days of Tebow posts, but this is funny/sad. Apparently 40 or so New York high school students engaged in a spontaneous act of "Tebowing" in the hallways, and four of them were suspended for allegedly "blocking the school's hallways."

Schools need to calm the eff down.

Riverhead High students Tebowing (Connor Carroll photo)

Give it up, dude.

Apparently this guy reads WAY too much into a first date. A long ranting letter, based off of the apparent "signals" this chick was sending? Wow. Here's the letter for your enjoyment...

Hi Lauren,

I’m disappointed in you. I’m disappointed that I haven’t gotten a response to my voicemail and text messages.

FYI, I suggest that you keep in mind that emails sound more impersonal, harsher, and are easier to misinterpret than in-person or phone communication. After all, people can’t see someone’s body language or tone of voice in an email. I’m not trying to be harsh, patronizing, or insulting in this email. I’m honest and direct by nature, and I’m going to be that way in this email. By the way, I did a google search, so that’s how I came across your email.

I assume that you no longer want to go out with me. (If you do want to go out with me, then you should let me know.) I suggest that you make a sincere apology to me for giving me mixed signals. I feel led on by you.

Things that happened during our date include, but are not limited to, the following:

-You played with your hair a lot. A woman playing with her hair is a common sign of flirtation. You can even do a google search on it. When a woman plays with her hair, she is preening. I’ve never had a date where a woman played with her hair as much as you did. In addition, it didn’t look like you were playing with your hair out of nervousness.

-We had lots of eye contact during our date. On a per-minute basis, I’ve never had as much eye contact during a date as I did with you.

-You said, “It was nice to meet you.” at the end of our date. A woman could say this statement as a way to show that she isn’t interested in seeing a man again or she could mean what she said–that it was nice to meet you. The statement, by itself, is inconclusive.

-We had a nice conversation over dinner. I don’t think I’m being delusional in saying this statement.

In my opinion, leading someone on (i.e., giving mixed signals) is impolite and immature. It’s bad to do that.

Normally, I would not be asking for information if a woman and I don’t go out again after a first date. However, in our case, I’m curious because I think our date went well and that there is a lot of potential for a serious relationship. Of course, it’s difficult to predict what would happen, but I think there is a lot of potential for a serious relationship developing between us one day (or least there was before your non-response to my voicemail and text messages).

I think we should go out on a second date. In my opinion, our first date was good enough to lead to a second date.

Why am I writing you? Well, hopefully, we will go out again. Even if we don’t, I gain utility from expressing my thoughts to you. In addition, even if you don’t want to go out again, I would like to get feedback as to why you wouldn’t want to go again. Normally, I wouldn’t ask a woman for this type of feedback after a first date, but this is an exception given I think we have a lot of potential.

If you don’t want to go again, then apparently you didn’t think our first date was good enough to lead to a second date. Dating or a relationship is not a Hollywood movie. It’s good to keep that in mind. In general, I thought the date went well and was expecting that we would go out on a second date.

If you’re not interested in going out again, then I would have preferred if you hadn’t given those mixed signals. I feel led on. We have a number of things in common. I’ll name a few things: First, we’ve both very intelligent. Second, we both like classical music so much that we go to classical music performances by ourselves. In fact, the number one interest that I would want to have in common with a woman with whom I’m in a relationship is a liking of classical music. I wouldn’t be seriously involved with a woman if she didn’t like classical music. You said that you’re planning to go the NY Philharmonic more often in the future. As I said, I go to the NY Philharmonic often. You’re very busy. It would be very convenient for you to date me because we have the same interests. We already go to classical music performances by ourselves. If we go to classical music performances together, it wouldn’t take any significant additional time on your part. According to the internet, you’re 33 or 32, so, at least from my point of view, we’re a good match in terms of age. I could name more things that we have in common, but I’ll stop here. I don’t understand why you apparently don’t want to go out with me again. We have numerous things in common. I assume that you find me physically attractive. If you didn’t find me physically attractive, then it would have been irrational for you to go out with me in the first place. After all, our first date was not a blind date. You already knew what I looked like before our date. Perhaps, you’re unimpressed that I manage my family’s investments and my own investments. Perhaps, you don’t think I have a “real” job. Well, I’ve done very well as an investment manager. I’ve made my parents several millions of dollars. That’s real money. That’s not monopoly money. In my opinion, if I make real money, it’s a real job. Donald Trump’s children work for his company. Do they have “real” jobs? I think so. George Soros’s sons help manage their family investments. Do they have “real” jobs? I think so. In addition, I’m both a right-brain and left-brain man, given that I’m both an investment manager and a philosopher/writer. That’s a unique characteristic; most people aren’t like that. I’ve never been as disappointed and sad about having difficulty about getting a second date as I am with you. I’ve gone out with a lot of women in my life. (FYI, I’m not a serial dater. Sometimes, I’ve only gone out with a woman for one date.) People don’t grow on trees. I hope you appreciate the potential we have.

Am I sensitive person? Sure, I am. I think it’s better to be sensitive than to be insensitive. There are too many impolite, insensitive people in the world.

I suggest that we continue to go out and see what happens. Needless to say, I find you less appealing now (given that you haven’t returned my messages) than I did at our first date. However, I would be willing to go out with you again. I’m open minded and flexible and am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. I wish you would give me the benefit of the doubt too. If you don’t want to go out again, in my opinion, you would be making a big mistake, perhaps one of the biggest mistakes in your life. If you don’t want to go out again, then you should have called to tell me so. Even sending a text message would have been better than nothing. In my opinion, not responding to my messages is impolite, immature, passive aggressive, and cowardly. I spent time, effort, and money meeting you for dinner. Getting back to me in response to my messages would have been a reasonable thing for you to do. In addition, you arrived about 30 minutes late for our date. I’m sure you wouldn’t like it if a man showed up thirty minutes late for a first date with you.

If you’re concerned that you will hurt my feelings by providing specific information about why you don’t want to go with me again, well, my feeling are already hurt. I’m sad and disappointed about this situation. If you give information, at least I can understand the situation better. I might even learn something that is beneficial.

If you don’t want to go out again, that I request that you call me and make a sincere apology for leading me on (i.e., giving me mixed signals). In my opinion, you shouldn’t act that way toward a man and then not go out with him again. It’s bad to play with your hair so much and make so much eye contact if you’re not interested in going out with me again. I have tried to write this email well, but it’s not perfect. Again, I’m not trying to be harsh, insulting, patronizing, etc. I’m disappointed, sad, etc. I would like to talk to you on the phone. I hope you will call me back at xxx-xxx-xxxx> (if it’s inconvenient for you to talk on the phone when you read this email, you can let me know via email that you are willing to talk on the phone and I’ll call you). If you get my voicemail, you can a leave a message and I can call you back. Even if you don’t want to go out again, I would appreciate it if you give me the courtesy of calling me and talking to me. Yes, you might say things that hurt me, but my feelings are already hurt. Sending me an email response (instead of talking on the phone) would better than no response at all, but I think it would be better to talk on the phone. Email communication has too much potential for misinterpretation, etc.

Best, Mike

Thursday, December 15, 2011

God, Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.

Saw this little story that my cousin posted on Facebook. She's a Broncos fan, but it's pretty funny.

Tom Brady, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Patriots flag in the window. "This house is yours for eternity Tom, said God. "This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here." Tom felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house.

On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a huge 3-story mansion with Orange and Blue sidewalks and drive ways, a 50 foot tall flagpole with an enormous Broncos logo flag waving, a swimming pool in shape of a horse, a Broncos logo in every window, and a Tim Tebow jersey on the front door.

Tom looked at God and said "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro QB, I won 3 Super Bowls, and I even went to the Hall of Fame."

 God said "So what's your point Tom?"

"Well, why does Tim Tebow get a better house than me?"

God chuckled, and said "Tom, that's not Tim's house, it's mine."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Well the Packers already beat the Broncos once this season, but they didn't get to experience Tebow. The next chance they would have to play Denver would be the Super Bowl, and at this rate, who wouldn't want to see an 18-0 Packers team face the Fightin' Tebows? If you can't wait to see Timmy until the Super Bowl, you could always just put this on your wall.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hoops fan earns dream job

Social media is a beautiful thing. Often times it's used inappropriately, but this story is pretty cool .The Philadelphia 76ers were looking for a new mascot, so two fans created fake Twitter handles to help promote the mascot choices.They were just helping out, not meaning any ill will. But then the guys received a "legally threatening email" telling them to stop, offering box seats and season tickets in exchange for control of the Twitter handles. But after the 76ers CEO looked at the situation a little closer and offered one of the guys a "full-time social media position with the team." It's amazing how stuff like that falls into some peoples laps.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My First Packers Game

So I've lived in Wisconsin for the better part of 20 years and I've been to Lambeau on a number of occasions, but yesterday was the first Green Bay Packers game I've ever attended in person. It's kind of fitting that the same week I buy stock in the Packers, four tickets fall into my lap. It really wasn't much of a game, considering Green Bay was up 31-0 at halftime, but the experience was unforgettable. Pictured are where our seats were. Ryan Grant's first touchdown came right in front of us, which was pretty memorable, being it was really the Packers' first play from scrimmage.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Alec Baldwin is ____________.

So Alec Baldwin is kind of a jerk. 

Sure, he's funny on 30 Rock, but he's another example of an entitled Hollywood actor. According to American Airlines, Baldwin wouldn't stop playing Words with Friends on his phone as the plane was about to take off. The flight crew asked him to to turn off his phone, which he didn't, so "The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory," an airline statement reads, in part, on its Facebook page. "He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. Baldwin was then removed from the flight.

Alec took too twitter to rant about the experience, even including the hashtag #nowonderamericanairisbankrupt. Sorry sir. You're just a dick.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Deep-Sea Diving

April of 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, and if you have deep enough pockets, you can go check out the wreckage. For $60,000 you can take a two-week cruise through the Atlantic, stopping at the Titanic wreckage for an eight to ten hour dive. Per the New York Times: "With the centennial in mind, at least 80 people are expected to take the plunge down to the wreck, according to the company that runs the trips, Deep Ocean Expeditions." The New Republic has some words of wisdom if you're going to take the plunge.

Rose Bowl!

I wouldn't say it was a pretty game, but it got the job done. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Michigan Spartans by the skin of their teeth, thanks in large part to a roughing the punter penalty drawn by Brad Nortman in the closing minutes of Saturday's game. Wisconsin clinched their second straight Rose Bowl appearance, this time against the Pac-10 champion Oregon Ducks. I think the Ducks are a deserved 4.5 point favorite. The big story coming out of the weekend, however, is the rematch between LSU and Alabama in the national title game. I know it was a close game the first time a row and I know Oklahoma State lost to a far inferior opponent, but I think the Cowboys deserved their shot at the title. Here's a breakdown of how each of the coaches with a vote cast their poll. Take special note of how coaches with top 10 teams cast their poll, specifically Alabama's Nick Saban.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Interesting Concept

Nothing feels like throwing away money more than ATM fees, but apparently the universe is working to change that. According to TIME, ATM fees totaled $7.1 billion in 2010 alone. But a group out of NYC is working to change that by offering ATMs that just have you watch a short advertisement instead of paying a fee. Somehow the banks need to get paid, and I would much rather have that money come from advertisers rather than from you and me.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

This could be why I'm not exactly an animal person.

I love my dog, but I'd be furious if this happened. According to and the AP, a bird hunter in Utah was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat.

Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with a friend 10 miles west of the city when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys.

And imagine this happening to you last week. A wild turkey apparently flew into an Eat'n Park restaurant on -- of all days -- Thanksgiving, according to The Pittsburgh The 15-pound turkey was found among a pile of shattered glass on the carpet near some booth tables around 3 p.m. (Unfortunately?) nobody was inside the restaurant on Frankstown Road, which was closed for the holiday. Check out the pictures here:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Your Bacon Fact of the Day

In case you were wondering, 15% of a pig's total weight can be used for bacon. The more you know.

Video Game Offense

If you're familiar with Grinnell College at all, their offense is based on a run-and-gun style where they try to put up a shot as soon as possible in their offense, preferably a three-pointer, in order to try to simply outscore the other team. The goal on defense is simply try to prevent three-pointers, and the hope is that at the end of the game, the amount of three-pointers Grinnell makes will result in more points than the two-pointers they give up. Well yesterday, Grinnell junior guard Griffin Lentsch connected on 15 3-pointers and also made 20 free throws in scoring an NCAA Division III record 89 points in a 145-97. The opponent, Principia College, made just 4-of-13 3-pointers as Grinnell coasted to a season opening win. The thing that bothered me was that he had 0 assists and 0 personal fouls. That means no defense and no passing. Sounds like a video game.

Friday, November 18, 2011

He's an angry elf

The President's Cup is going on down in Australia, and Tiger Woods isn't doing so hot. He lost his first match to a team featuring Adam Scott, who now works with Tiger's former caddie Steve Williams. Needless to say this picture sums up Tiger's feelings on the whole situation

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Insane Numbers

I guess I never really understood how big video games are. According to, the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brought in $775 million in a five day world wide sell-through "across all forms of entertainment."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A picture is worth...

I've been getting Sports Illustrated since I was about 10 or 11 years old, and I've hung on to some of the special editions, including almost all the ones related to the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. This also might be an issue I'll want to hang onto. Powerful stuff on the cover here.
The Failure and Shame of Penn State

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I love gambling.

Kim Kardashian may have just filed for divorce, but bookmakers are already placing odds on whom the reality star will date next.

Several offshore gambling houses are allowing bettors to wager on Kardashian’s next romance, and an odd mix of athletes and entertainers have emerged as potential successors to Kris Humphries. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been installed as the 5-1 favorite. Kanye West is a distant second at 8-1, while Kardashian’s former flame, NFL running back Reggie Bush, and actor Ryan Reynolds are tied for third at 10-1 odds. Usher (12-1) and Derek Jeter (14-1) round out the list.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Hell No, We Won't Watch Nickelback!

Some football fans are rebelling against plans for the band Nickelback to play during halftime at the Detroit Lions annual Thanksgiving Day game this year. Ten-thousand people have signed an online petition urging organizers to make a change, calling the band "awful." The upcoming nationally televised Turkey Day matchup pits a vastly improved Lions team against defending Super Bowl champions the Green Bay Packers.

I'll be watching the game on Thanksgiving, and I'll probably be napping through halftime anways, but this is pretty freaking funny.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Abuse of Power

Does this dance look familiar? It's the "Weekend at Bernie's" dance. Well a high school boys soccer team in Maryland had the rest of their season cancelled after celebrating a win over a rival school in a playoff game. No cursing, no obscene gestures, yet the soccer careers of some of these kids were over forever. Seems like administrators exercising a little too much power.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"One of the greatest traditions in college sports."

When you think of the "greatest traditions" in college sports, there aren't many people that think of a tiny NAIA school in the middle of Arkansas. But these fans are passionate about their toilet paper. Every year, the fans litter the court with toilet paper after the John Brown University basketball team scores its first basket of the season in the first home game. The action results in a technical called against the Golden Eagles, but the coach is on board with the tradition, saying "What our players look forward to and what I look forward to is a lot of energy and excitement from the fans. It's just a fun, fun night. I think it's one of the greatest traditions in college sports." Click here for the story and a video of the TP toss.
(Photo courtesy of JBU, Yahoo! Sports)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inside the Packers' locker room

I'm a sucker for anything that shows athletes' lives off the field, and this clip is even better since it features the Green Bay Packers. OL Josh Sitton is a correspondent for "Jim Rome is Burning" on ESPN, and it's quite interesting to watch the dynamic between less heralded players, such as Sitton, and stars like Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers. Click on the link here and watch the first video to see what I'm talking about.

Friday, October 28, 2011

This is why I don't play Monopoly.

Have you ever played a game of Monopoly where everybody was as happy at the end as they were at the beginning? Many times, Monopoly sounds like a fantastic way to spend an evening, but it almost always ends with hurt feelings, animosity, and in this case, repeated stab wounds.

"Laura Chavez, 60, and her boyfriend were playing the popular board game at her Santa Fe apartment when the dispute occurred. Chavez, pictured in the mug shot at right, allegedly admitted stabbing her beau, Clyde "Butch" Smith, with a kitchen knife."

I get a couple of 60-somethings enjoying a board game, but really? Chavez had blood on her when the police came, and when questioned if it was Smith's, Chavez replied with "Yes, I f$%&ed him up.”

No word on whether or not Chavez had a 'Get out of Jail Free' card handy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brotherly love?

There can often be some jealousy when a younger brother has success, and the older brother can be the first to rain on the parade. But this might be a little much.

"It’s brother vs. brother to be mayor of a small Ohio town - and the mudslinging has already started. The all-in-the-family negative campaigning is underway in Elmore, Ohio, (pop. 1,500), where longtime Mayor Lowell Krumnow is facing a surprise - and unwelcome - challenge from his older brother, Councilman James Krumnow."

I wonder which way Mom is going to vote?

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mustache of the Year

It's obviously that time of year again - time for voting for the American Mustache Institute's Robert Goulet "Mustached American of the Year" award. There are some great nominees, such as Mike Ditka, John Axford, or Herman Cain, but one mustache reigns supreme over all (in my opinion).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This is kind of incredible

I've seen mosaics made of little pictures, which admittedly is pretty cool. But I've never seen a mosaic like this. Steve Jobs made out of apples? Pretty incredible. Wonder how long it took.

Steve Jobs Apple Portrait Real Apples Shaping a Tribute Steve Jobs Portrait
Photo courtesy of

Monday, October 24, 2011

Need costume inspiration?

Need a Halloween costume idea? Check out this gallery of the greatest athlete costumes for some inspiration.

Like this one...Dennis Rodman channeling his inner KISS

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Know Your Customers

So I was frequenting a local establishment last evening, when I went up to the bar to order a beverage. I asked the kind bartender if she could perhaps change the channel to the World Series game, and she replied with "Oh, are the Brewers playing tonight?"
I was dumbfounded by the question, responding simply with "Uh, no". I mean, come on, if you are working at a bar that has many televisions and to which people come to drink and watch sports, the bartenders should have a basic knowledge of what's going on, at least with the local teams. I was actually kind of offended. She didn't get a tip.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If a lion, bear and monkey are the animals still missing, which ones did they catch?

So a bunch of animals escaped from a zoo in Zanesville, Ohio, and all but three have been recovered. That's not too reassuring. Still missing are a lion, a grizzly bear and a monkey. If I'm anywhere near Ohio, I'm getting the hell out of there.

Police have shot and killed dozens of exotic animals that escaped from a private zoo in Zanesville, Ohio.
Sheriff Matt Lutz said he personally gave the order to shoot the escaped animals, including grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, tigers and lions.Continue reading the main story

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"You tried to cut my head off. You're going to jail."

I can only wonder what this disagreement was about. Police in Everett, Washington say a woman is accused of cutting her sleeping husband's neck and shoulder with a power saw. She thought he was an intruder, but then why did the husband say "You tried to cut my head off. You're going to jail."

At least the guy lived. Come to think of it, that would be a good haunted house exhibit - Crazy Woman with a Power Tool

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrabble Controversy

Controversial finishes are commonplace in nearly every professional sport, and that list now includes Scrabble. Nigel Richards won the $20,000 grand prize at the World Scrabble Championships last week, but not without a little controversy. A contestant claimed that another was cheating by hiding a letter, and the Scrabble officials were prepared to perform a strip search for the missing tile. The missing letter was a G. It was never recovered.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Calm Down, UW

So I saw this letter circulating around the interwebs, basically asking University of Wisconsin students to tone it down during the game. I get why Bret Bielema and Barry Alvarez have to write that letter, but I think that they are in full support of the student section doing whatever it is that they do. The student section is what makes Camp Randall famous, and is one of the reasons that the Badger football team has had prolonged success in recent years. If "that's not the image we want for UW" I guess they don't want a winning image either. They players feed off the fans, the opposition doesn't like to play there, and the result is the booty-kicking that UW laid on Nebraska two weeks ago.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

40 point Buck-y

Everybody knows how well Wisconsin sports teams have been playing of recent (other than the Brewers on Monday night), but this might be the craziest thing I've seen yet. The Badgers take on Indiana this weekend, and are a 40 POINT FAVORITE! That's a lot of points. So what if Bucky put up 83 on the Hoosiers last year, being nearly a seven-touchdown favorite is ridiculous.

That being said, I like the Badgers to cover. 56-14 perhaps? Very feasible. Ralph D. Russo, a college football writer for the Associated Press, went a little further. Not only did he pick UW to cover, he picked them to score more points than last year. He has the Badgers winning 90-14. Wow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Get a flu shot

This morning I manned up and got a flu shot (yeah, it's manly) courtesy of the fine ladies at the Count of La Crosse Public Health department. Quick and painless. And I know that everyone has plenty of reasons why not to get a flu shot, and if you are one of those people, read this.

Here's a bit of the article, from Sue Thoms of the Grand Rapids Press.

For every reason you have to avoid getting a flu vaccine — you never get sick, you don’t like needles, you’re willing to take your chances — Zachary Yaksich has just one response: His daughter Alana.
The beautiful 5 1/2-year-old girl died of influenza in 2003. She woke up on a Saturday morning with a low-grade fever. The next day she lay dying in a hospital after the virus attacked her brain.
Her father is joining state health officials in urging Michigan residents to get flu vaccines — to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the influenza virus.
”It’s irresponsible for parents not to get their child vaccinated or themselves vaccinated because they’re jeopardizing other people in the community,” said Yaksich, of West Bloomfield.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Real Steel #1? Really?

This movie looked terrible. And America spent $27.3 million dollars on it this weekend. Really? "Ides of March" on the other hand, looked really good. So does "Moneyball" But "Real Steel?" C'mon. If it was actually good, I guess let me know, but I can't imagine how it would be.

Here are the top ten films at the North American box office:

1. "Real Steel" $27.3 million
2. "Ides of March" $10.4 million
3. "Dolphin Tale" $9.2 million
4. "Moneyball" $7.5 million
5. "50/50" $5.4 million
6. "Courageous" $4.6 million
7. "The Lion King 3-D" $4.6 million
8. "Dream House" $4.5 million
9. "What's Your Number" $3.1 million
10. "Abduction" $2.9 million

Thursday, October 6, 2011


If you need a laugh, check out the hidden camera pictures of these kids at a haunted house in California.

RIP Steve Jobs

The world lost one of it's best innovators in recent memory yesterday, with the passing of Steve Jobs. Plenty of beautiful, well-written tributes to a man well-deserving of high praise, but The Onion went a little different direction with their homage, yet I think it still works. (Some naughty language, just so you know.)

FNL coming to the big screen...again

After the cult hit wrapped up its fifth and final season on television, fans of Friday Night Lights have been clamoring for a movie to wrap up the story once and for all. Well, that may be coming soon, according to Mrs. Coach. There might be some momentum to get this made, as the show finally won a number of writing Emmys and Kyle Chandler won an Emmy for Best Actor for his portrayal of Eric Taylor. I love the show, so I'm pumped. If you haven't seen it, catch up on Netflix. Clear eyes, full hearts...can't lose.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Clicker Cops

This man is my new hero. He's 97, and started to freak out when he couldn't find his remote control. He's a die hard Brewers fan, and needed to get his baseball fix. Can't find the remote? Of course the next logical step is to call the police. I'm glad they responded and were able to find the remote. At that age, you can call the police for just about anything and get away with it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tale of Two NFC North Teams

Apparently Vikings fans are damn close to giving up on the season. There was a screenshot circulating around the interweb this morning from StubHub showing Minnesota fans selling their tickets to this week's game for four bucks. $4 bucks? You'd have to pay twice that to get a beer.
Minnesota Vikings

On the other side of things, the Lions are flying high after their comeback victory over the Cowboys this week, earning them the Sports Illustrated cover for this week. They play the Bears on Monday night football and sit at 4-0, tied with the Packers for the best record in football. Considering the SI jinx, could this spell doom on Detroit this week? If I were a gambling man, I'd lay money on Chicago.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Attendion GOB and Buster Bluth fans...

If you have never seen the TV comedy "Arrested Development", I highly encourage that you do so because it is phenomenal (it's on Netflix too, which helps). It only lasted three seasons because it could never find a mainstream audience, but all three seasons were critically acclaimed and have become sort-of cult favorites. Well after years of rumors and clamoring from old and new fans alike, reported here that there will be a fourth and final season of Arrested Development, as well as a feature film to wrap up the series. I, for one, am stoked for this to come out in early 2013.

Photo by Fox
The "Arrested Development" cast

Friday, September 30, 2011

My New Favorite NFL Player

My friend sent me this link this morning, and in a macho league like the NFL, this guy deserves some props.

Antonio Garay: The nose tackle who drives a Hello Kitty smart car

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stop Complaining

So Art Howe, the former Oakland A's manager depicted in the new movie "Moneyball", isn't too thrilled will how he was portrayed.
For one, Howe says he looks nothing like Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays him in the movie. Howe told"Houston Chronicle" that Hoffman was a little on the heavy side to play him. Really? PSH is one of the best actors on the planet. Howe should be privileged to have anyone portray him. Plus, the movie opened in second place at the movie box office last weekend, taking in just over 20-million-dollars in ticket sales.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brewers Playoff Scenarios

Here are the four playoff scenarios still exist for the Brewers, courtesy of Tom Haudricourt of The firs two scenarios would result in the Brewers playoff bus trip happening on Saturday, while the next two would push the bus trip back to Tuesday.
If Atlanta wins the wild card and the Brewers hold on to the No. 2 seed, the Braves would come to Milwaukee to open the NLDS. Atlanta and St. Louis are tied with one game to play and if they remain tied, there would be a one-game playoff Thursday in St. Louis. Atlanta cannot play top-seeded Philadelphia in the first round because they are in the same division.
If St. Louis wins the wild card, the Cardinals will open the NLDS in Philadelphia. Then, if the Brewers hang on to the wild card, Arizona will come to Milwaukee to open the NLDS.
If Atlanta wins the wild card and Arizona ties Milwaukee for the No. 2 seed and claims it with the tie-breaker (4-3 record in season series), the Brewers would go to Philadelphia and the Braves would go to Arizona. Again, Atlanta and Philly can't play in the first round because they are in the same division.
If St. Louis wins the wild card, the Cardinals would travel to Philadelphia to open the NLDS. And if Arizona wins Wednesday and the Brewers lose, those teams would begin the NLDS in Arizona because the D-Backs have that tie-breaker.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Easy Mistake to Make

An Oregon man is in the news following a failed trip to a Nebraska casino. The "Lincoln Journal Star" says the 21-year-old man was taken into protective custody last Saturday night after he confused the University of Nebraska-Lincoln police station for a casino. The man reportedly left the station after an employee at the front desk told him they didn't have any blackjack chips. He returned a few moments later, prompting officers to get involved. It was quickly discovered that the man had a blood alcohol content of point-two-seven-three. Police say the man didn't commit any crimes so he wasn't arrested, but they did decide to place him in detox.

With the flashing lights outside and the people in funny uniforms, I guess this is an easy mistake to make.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

OKTOBERFEST is almost here

I can barely contain my excitement. Parades, food, beer, friends coming to's going to be spectacular. Come on down to the Opening Day parade in DT La Crosse on Friday at 10:15 - I'll be driving the 100.1 tricked out truck.

Here's a complete list of events for Oktoberfest weekend

BIG NEWS for Van Halen Fans

Van Halen May Sign With Columbia

First album since 1984? Definitely exciting.

Several reports are indicating that Van Halen have either signed with Columbia Records or are coming close to sealing a deal with the label. According to theHollywood Reporter, no deal has been signed just yet, but the Sony-owned company is "in the lead" in the race to release the band's first album with original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. That record is expected to hit stores sometime next year.
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David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen perform as Van Halen.
Lester Cohen/WireImage

Friday, September 16, 2011

Shameless Facebook Promo

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hangover Copycat

I have a few friends in dental school, and I don't think they learned this technique in any of their textbooks, and it's probably not a great idea to practice your dentistry skills after you've been drinking. According to, Florida resident Francisco Rojas learned that lesson after he tried to remove his tooth last weekend. Rojas' wife called 911 on Sunday and told dispatchers that her husband was "drunk in the garage trying to pull his tooth out with a pair of pliers." Port St. Lucie police arrived to find vomit on the floor, and Rojas attempting to play dentist. Rojas apparently didn't appreciate their concern. He allegedly yelled at police that it was his house and they couldn't do anything if he was drunk. Rojas continued to yell obscenities until he was eventually arrested for breach of peace. I think he was just to be like Stu here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This guy is just an idiot.

File this under "Could you really be that stupid?"

Sleeping on the job has proven to be a costly mistake for one would-be burglar in Kansas. is reporting that a man was arrested after he decided to take a nap in the home he had broken into. Wichita police say the couple that owns the house came home on Saturday afternoon to discover a 35-year-old man putting on their clothes. The suspect reportedly hid in their closet, but was eventually located and arrested. Police say the man had broken into the home earlier in the day, and proceeded to take a shower and then fall asleep. Authorities believe had the man not decided to take a nap, he would have been able to make off with the couple's belongings. He is now charged with aggravated burglary and theft.

"If only I wouldn't have taken a nap. Where did I go wrong?

Who isn't jealous of Tom Brady?

Anybody see Tom Brady last night? Yeah, he was pretty good. Of course I was facing Wes Welker in my fantasy league, and that 99-yard touchdown totally screwed me. But 517 yards for Brady in the season opener? Yeah, that's pretty good. Plus he got to go home to Gisele last night. (Photo by People Magazine)

Still, Brady's performance didn't crack the top three of all time.

554 Norm Van Brocklin, Los Angeles vs. N.Y. Yanks,
Sept. 28, 1951
527 Warren Moon, Houston vs. Kansas City, 
Dec. 16, 1990
522 Boomer Esiason, Arizona vs. Washington, 
Nov. 10, 1996 (ot)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Plax Fires Away

Plaxico Burress took some shots (luckily not at himself) at former coach Tom Coughlin and Giants QB Eli Manning in a interview released today by Men's Journal magazine. He just comes across as bitter for having gotten himself into his own mess, and really looks bad. I guess all that time in prison left him time to get mad at someone. Read more from the NY Post here

You hear that Ed? Bears.

Now we're putting the whole station in jeopardy.

A California family awoke to the horn honking on their 2002 Prius, only to find a bear trapped inside. The bear even put the car in neutral and rolled the car into a neighbor's yard, hitting some boulders along the way. According to the car owner, "There's nothing left."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hey Pearl Jam fans...

Pearl Jam put on quite the show at Alpine Valley this weekend, and you can learn all about their upcoming documentary for their 20th anniversary by watching "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tonight at 11:35. The documentary is called "Pearl Jam Twenty" and the film's director, Cameron Crowe, is also scheduled to appear on "Late Night" tonight as well.

Rock Lobster?

I can understand a candy bar or maybe a sandwich if you're really hungry, but stealing not only one, but two live lobsters? I guess those wouldn't set off the alarm in the store. And it wasn't just lobsters - shrimp and pork loin too. Had he got away, that would have been a pretty legit surf and turf feast. Apparently the guy "tried to escape by throwing the pork loin at employees at the local Winn Dixie but fell while running away" Only in Mississippi.

Have you heard the one about the drunk moose?

A moose in Sweden got a little tipsy after eating one too many fermented apples, slipped and fell into a tree and couldn't get loose. We've all been there before. Check out the link here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Facebook pages up and running

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