Monday, September 9, 2013

Could You? (34)

"So long ago, I don't remember when, that's when they say I lost my only friend, well, they said she died easy of a broken heart disease, as I listened through the cemetery trees..."
-The Wallflowers- (One Headlight)

"They can be unhappy because you won't let them walk all over you, or you can be unhappy because you let them..." -Chris Wyatt-

"And I know people hurt you, so bad, they don't know the damage they can do, and it makes me so sad, how we knock each other down, just like children on a playground, even after that ol', sun went down..." -Don Henley- (Not Enough Love In The World)

Could you tell us about your football weekend Coach?  "They were the best of times, they were the worst of times..." -Charles Dickens- (A Tale of Two Cities)  Okay, so the 15th-ranked, 7-point favorite Longhorns traveled to Provo, Utah and fell 41-20 to the previously 0-1 and unranked BYU Cougars on Saturday.  All eleven of my celebrity experts (including a BYU Alum)..., Alyssa..., myself..., Las Vegas..., EVERYONE missed on that one (Las Vegas probably had a lot of people who bet on Texas though, so don't feel bad for the sportsbooks)...  Oh, and my brother Pete felt slighted that I didn't ask him to be a celebrity expert again last week, so please note that his prediction was 49-17 Longhorns...  ;)  EVERYONE missed...  In the NFL, my favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, lost 3 players FOR THE SEASON yesterday, and opened up with a 16-9 loss to TENNESSEE...  The Steelers were also favored by seven points during the week...  On the bright side, my alma mater is now 2-0, as the Texas State Bobcats defeated Prairie View A&M 28-3 on Saturday.  My fantasy football team, the Bikini Hill Bobcats, is currently up 106-51 on You Have No Mahbles.  I have LeSean McCoy, Alex Henery, and the Houston Texans defense going tonight, while my opponent has RGIII, Alfred Morris, and Owen Daniels playing.  McCoy's touchdown just put him over twenty for the night (remember that blog entry when I said that you should have picked him up)???  ;)  AND (this is obviously the most unbelievable thing), my '10 Best Bets' are currently sitting at 5-3 for the week.  I took the over of 51 on this game (currently 33-7 Eagles with 13 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter), and I picked the Texans (-4) over the Chargers.  It would be kinda nice to follow up that opening week 3-7 with a 7-3...  :D  I also picked my game right in Lucki Duck's contest (the Colts - I ALMOST jinxed them) this week...

Could you make me smile while I'm writing my blog entry?  As I processed all of the happenings yesterday during the opening Sunday of the season, it occurred to me that it MUST HAVE BEEN KILLING my partner Alyssa that her Texans were the VERY LAST GAME of the week.  She agreed, and said that tonight would be a late night for her (9:15 p.m. Texas start).  I suggested that she take a nap today (which she did), and a few moments ago she said that she hopes that doesn't fall asleep during the game.  Like Alyssa has EVER fallen asleep during a Texans game" was my spot-on read as I replied with a HUGE SMILE on my face...  Enjoy your season opener Alyssa!  :D

Could you tell us about the first time that you returned to 6th Street Coach?  This trip actually took place after the Longhorns home opener against New Mexico State a week ago Saturday, but since I've had so much to write about lately (yes, football Miletus), I'm including this tonight.  As I walked up and down 6th for a while on Saturday (before landing at Bikini's and having some milk and cookies - ;) ), it struck me that the 6th Street vibe reminds me more of Las Vegas than any other place that I have been.  You aren't allowed to bring your drinks outside of the bars, but the people in the street are very upbeat and very entertaining...  There was some live music being performed in the street (including a man playing "drums" on a set made out of buckets).  There was a woman painted up to look like a statue (which I honestly didn't realize the first couple of times that I walked by her - I'm very observant, hmmmmm...), and I saw a fight almost break out.  Well, you've seen this fight almost break out too I'm sure:  the guy who is really upset keeps jumping and yelling around the perimeter of the crowd, while his friends somehow manage to hold him back...  I'm just saying, that if I'm that revved up to start barking at someone in public, GOOD LUCK keeping me from NEVER getting to the source of my discontent...

Could you tell us about your commute home from work?...  Well, since classes are now underway on campus, the buses are VERY CROWDED at about 4:00 p.m. when I head home from work.  When I say crowded, I mean that every seat is taken and that every possible place to stand from the front to the back of the bus is occupied.  Neither here nor there, but since I'm talking about packed buses, I forgot to mention above that when I left 6th Street at about 1:00 a.m. last Saturday (I was SUPER TIRED, so shut up), a FULL BUS of party goers ARRIVED from West Campus (they shut down 6th at 2:00 a.m., if you don't understand why this is funny - enjoy that HOUR!!!)...  Anyway, based on past experience, the crowding issue on the buses seems to alleviate itself as the semester progresses, with fewer and fewer students going to classes...  :)  OKAY, in all fairness, I'm sure that more people are willing to walk to their destination when the temperature isn't FOUR BILLION DEGREES outside (no exaggeration)...

Could you give us the latest on the fantasy baseball Coach?  It's honestly pretty sad right now, because I watch almost no baseball, even with my three fantasy teams "competing..."  If the Red Sox would have been leading the American League East back when I was in high school (100 years ago)..., OH MY GOODNESS...  Okay, here ya go, with about three weeks left to play...

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

1)  DraftDodgers                        77.50
2nd-5th)  Shazzam, Neshanic, Buschleaguers, Rocky Roto with 67.50 to 61.00 points (vicious battle for 2nd and their money back)
6)  The View From Bikini Hill      54.00 (Shut Up...)

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

1)  Breaking Bats                       81.00
2)  4troublemakers                     74.00
3)  Muchos Bravos                     61.50
5)  The Bikini Hill Bobcats           53.00 (The fantasy football version is better...)

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

1)  Nappy Heads                        68.50
2)  Fishing For Trout                   62.50
3)  jonnylove7                            61.00
4)  The Bikini Hill Nine                59.50 (My one chance at money fading a little...)

For those of you living and dying with the Bikini Hill Nine, this is another big pitching week (and no, I don't really believe that any of you are living and dying with them - if so, PLEASE find something to do)...  :)  Anyway, Kershaw, Scherzer, Strasburg, Medlen, Weaver, Arroyo, and Lincecum will account for TWELVE starts this week (cross your fingers)...

Well, I took so long typing this that the Eagles game with the Redskins has gone over 51 total points, so my '10 Best Bets' are now 6-3 for the week.  Also, my Twitter account has been suspended again (I have NO IDEA why, but it's getting a little annoying now).  Anyway, if you have tried to access it today, I apologize...  Enjoy the rest of tonight's football action and I'll see you again on Wednesday!

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