Monday, August 12, 2013


"You said you didn't need me in your life, oh I guess you were right..., yeah..., ewww I never meant to cause you no pain, but it looks like I did it again..." -Phil Collins- (I Wish It Would Rain Down)

"If you go, say goodbye, there'll be something missing in my life, 'cause you know, that all I really want is you..." -Jon Secada- (If You Go)

"But you didn't have to cut me off, make it like it never happened and that we were nothing, I don't even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough..." -Gotye- (Somebody That I Used To Know)

Good evening everyone.  Let's get right to the fantasy baseball since I've mostly been glossing over it for the last few weeks, and you'll get a look at the very interesting "League 3" that I'm a part of...

League 1  (25 entry fee - 1st place/125, 2nd place/25)

1)  DraftDodgers                           76.00
2)  Neshanic                                72.50
3)  Buschleaguers                        65.50
7)  The View From Bikini Hill         46.00

League 2  (40 entry fee - 1st place/300, 2nd place/50)

1)  Breaking Bats                         83.00
2)  4troublemakers                       75.50
3)  Muchos Bravos                       64.00
5)  The Bikini Hill Bobcats             51.00

League 3  (40 entry fee - 1st place/300, 2nd place/50)

1)  Nappy Heads                          68.00
2)  jonnylove7                               64.00
3)  Pittsburg Crawfords                  63.00
4)  The Bikini Hill Nine                   62.00
5)  Fishing For Trout                      55.50
6)  Mad Men                                 54.50
7)  Loons XXI                                50.50

As you can see above, only the top two teams in each league will be paid.  Things are looking pretty bleak for me in League 1 obviously (and doesn't it seem like FOREVER since 'The View From Bikini Hill' was the name of this blog?).  My team in League 2 (The Bikini Hill Bobcats) has gone the way of 'The View From Bikini Hill' - after yesterday's action, the Bobcats now have EIGHT PLAYERS on the disabled list.  League 3, as I said, is very interesting.  The point totals are so tightly bunched near the top, and in each category of standings you find the same thing.  For example, Nappy Heads is currently 2nd in ERA, while jonnylove7 is 4th.  If jonnylove7 rises to 2nd, their score in the category would rise from 7 to 9 (up 2 places), and in that overall list above, jonnylove7 would have 66.00 points.  Nappy Heads would lose a point (from 9 to 8, for falling from 2nd to 3rd), and their new overall score would be 67.00.  It is going to be a fun last 50 days in this particular fantasy baseball league, which is the only one that I realistically have a chance of cashing in...

I only plan on playing in one fantasy football league this season, and if that doesn't happen with friends at my new job (which was my old job), then I'll join a league for a small amount of money online.  For those of you who have fantasy football drafts coming up, I'd advise you to look at the schedule strength of all of the teams in the NFL before you draft.  Many times you can get "bargains" by taking players that are on teams facing weaker schedules.

EARLIER...  I HAVE TO get to bed earlier!  It was one week ago today/tonight that I moved into this apartment.  It was about now that I was arriving back in San Marcos at the end of round trip number three.  For those of you who missed the blog entry last week, I returned to this new apartment sometime around 11:45 p.m. after trip number FOUR of the day from San Marcos to Austin, and the pizza arrived at 12:07 a.m.  I never got to bed before 1:00 a.m. last week, and last night I managed to have EVERYTHING that I had tucked away in "big tupperware" (those storage containers) scattered ALL OVER MY APARTMENT.  By the time that I had repacked or shelved all of it, my head ended up hitting the pillow at about 2:00 a.m.  That is the reason that I took the nap shortly after I got home from work today, and THAT is the reason that I'm still typing my Monday blog entry at 9:41 p.m.

Coming this Friday will be my big football predictions blog entry for the 2013 season.  I gave three of these predictions in my most recent entry on Saturday (concerning the Baltimore Ravens, Johnny Manziel, and Adrian Peterson) for those of you who want to look back.  I did manage to find both my college and pro football magazines last night as I littered my apartment with everything that I own, and I'll find some time between now and Friday to study them so that I can amaze you with my "crystal football..." (obviously using the word 'amaze' very loosely here, unless I'm right about something)...  ;)  "I remember the last time that I was right about something..."  As I got my apartment from where it was on Friday to where it is at the moment, I watched HOURS AND HOURS of NFL preseason football...  I'll be very honest with you when I say that considering the scorching temperatures that we're expected to continue experiencing in Austin, coupled with the fact that I'm rebuilding my itty bitty, teenie weenie pile of cash, I'll probably be around my apartment most of next weekend also, accomplishing things with NFL preseason football serving as my background noise.

I also watched a lot of 'Breaking Bad' this weekend, and I think that it's interesting that I find myself rooting for Walter White (do any of you find yourselves doing the same)?  Okay..., I mean, the guy is making meth..., and people are getting killed..., but nobody's perfect, right?...  :P  It's a very interesting show to say the least...  Like I said on facebook and Twitter yesterday, 'Breaking Bad' makes science fun...  :D

Speaking of fun, I should call in sick to work on Thursday (of course I won't).  They are remodeling roughly a third of the units at my apartment complex, and I believe that I'm correct when I say that ALL THIRTY of the new leases begin on the 15th (and ALL OF THESE UNITS are on my end of the complex)...  The parking lot ought to be quite a scene with all of those people moving in that day...  In case you're keeping score at home, the first day of classes for the fall semester is Monday the 26th at Texas State, and it's Wednesday the 28th here at the University of Texas.  Let the students return to town and let the temperatures drop just a little bit and I'll give you some stories from 6th Street...  ;)

Hmmm...  I just looked back at the NFL Network (yes, I'm an addict, I know...), and the schedule says that in less than an hour, they're supposed to rebroadcast the Rams/Browns game from this weekend.  This was one of SEVERAL GAMES that I watched over the weekend, and you may have heard about the controversy regarding Bernie Kosar's comments during the telecast.  Kosar, a former Browns quarterback, was just DOGGING Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens while he was in the game.  As you might suspect, I have watched A LOT OF FOOTBALL over the years (one hundred years to be precise..., though not really), and some of Kosar's commentary raised my eyebrows (like I'd be sorting things around the apartment, and then I'd look up at the t.v. and say, "WOW" in response to something that he'd said - that sort of thing)...  In all fairness to Kosar though (for some of the heat that he's been taking from the media), he did compliment Clemens later in the game when he made some nice plays...  Nonetheless, I know what I'll be watching again in about 34 minutes...  YEAH..., I'll get to bed earlier...  The unpacking is ENDLESS...

Have a good one and I'll see you again tomorrow night (or TONIGHT if it's already Tuesday)...  ;)




  1. Did you load up on pitching in your fantasy leagues this year?

  2. That Bikini Hill Nine group has the best of it, and a DEPLORABLE offense - Kershaw, Kimbrel, Scherzer, Jim Johnson, Benoit, Strasburg, Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Colon (all starters this week), Lynn, Lincecum, Corbin, Medlen, Arroyo...