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04/24/2004 9:12 pm
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So we get to the draft party, I'm half asleep and dead tired.

At the draft parties the players take hour long shifts signing autographs. Unfortunately Michael Bennett is in the first group and the line is already quite long. Then we notice that unlike years past they are letting people get autographs and pictures with the players. (Last year they had 2 lines, one for each) So we were pretty sure we wouldn't get Bennett's auto (but I kept telling everyone he wanders around and signs all day.) Then to add fuel to everyones anger we see that the Cheerleaders are taking turns signing in the lines too, and despite not caring about them people can't just be rude and walk by them either, so that slowed the line down even more. I was pretty mad because they had it down to a science the year before and then let it go to hell this year. Then all of a sudden I hear some familiar notes.

Switchfoot's "Dare you to Move" was being blasted throughout the building. I turned to the stage area and realized that they weren't just playing the song, they were showing the video. I was like wow, thats odd. Then all of a sudden I realized that not only was it a video, it was the music video with every "non band shot" replaced with clips of the Vikings. I was speechless, I mean really, what are the odds? It was really well done, the clips were fitting and synced to the music and everything.

By the end of it not only was my mood 110% reversed but I think I even got a little choked up. Too bad Jon wasn't there to see it.

ps I'll save you the time Matt.
matt.jpgMatt - Nutcan.com's MBL
04/24/2004 @ 09:12:25 PM
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Switchfoot sucks.
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matt.jpgMatt - 3354 Posts
04/24/2004 @ 09:12:39 PM
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The Vikings suck.
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question_mark.gifThe Real Matt (Guest)
04/24/2004 @ 09:16:44 PM
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Well of course Switchfoot sucks, but I wouldn't have said that the Vikings suck.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - The pig says "My wife is a slut?"
04/24/2004 @ 09:18:45 PM
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What are you talking about, you say that all the time.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 1.21 Gigawatts!?!?
04/24/2004 @ 09:20:52 PM
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pps Salvation is here.
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thumbnailCAW1I0O3.gifMatt - 3354 Posts
04/24/2004 @ 09:22:59 PM
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Yeah, but while I would have responded to this entry with Switchfoot sucks....I wouldn't have posted the Vikings suck.
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newalex.jpgicbizzle - Refactor Mercilessly
04/25/2004 @ 11:11:03 AM
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lame
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scott.jpgScott - No, I did not change your screen saver settings
04/25/2004 @ 11:50:09 AM
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No love for anything Milwaukee related from ESPN......

The Brewers are in arguably the hardest division in baseball this year so far, and they are 10-9 (an amazing feat considering their last 12 years), and they are playing tough teams. Anyway, ESPN's powerrankings had them as 27th out of 30 teams and they recieved 2 last place votes? Currently, their record is 16th in the league. This is all related to the fact that Scott Podsednik didn't win the Rookie of the Year last year SIMPLY BECAUSE HE WAS ON THE BREWERS.....this makes me upset, because the system is corrupt. End of rant
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - I hate our freedoms
04/25/2004 @ 12:50:17 PM
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If everything else was equal I'd take a guy on a world series team over a guy on a crappy team.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 01:57:11 PM
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Point taken, but everything wasn't equal........Dontrelle Willis was merely average
Scott Podsednik was one of the few rookies ever to hit .300, score 100 runs, and steal 40 bases.
Podsednik was in the top 25 for all 3 of these categories......willis wasn't in the top 25 for anything

pre vs post all star game stats
Podsednik.....pre: 86 games 53 runs, 20 sb, .320 average
post: 68 games, 47 runs, 23 sb, .307 average

Willis.....pre: 13 starts, 9-1 record, 79 k's, 2.08 era
post: 14 starts, 5-5 record, 63 k's, 4.60 era

Willis's strong start was why he got recognition, but Podsednik was the better rookie last year. He won every other rookie award besides the one recognized by the rest of the baseball world, the Associate Press Rookie of the Year award. He got hosed. As you can tell, I am still a bit bitter about this subject.
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2887.gificbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 03:52:47 PM
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taking a punter in the third round is also lame. i should've ran the packer's draft. podsednik should have been rookie of the year. mvp considerations should include team success, but rof should be more of an individual award (especially in baseball). peyton better watch out cause indy took sorgi. ps how did the twolves lose? ps#2 so my h drive is crazy retarded and i email cns, and two days later they reply with "We are currently working on the student drives, updating the domain controllers. It will be hit and miss as far as if you will be able to access your H: Sorry for any problems this may have caused.
Thanks!" maybe this is a crazy idea, but couldn't they wait for the semester to be over?
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2887.gificbizzle - Who controls the past now controls the future
04/25/2004 @ 10:31:40 PM
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Where is everybody? No one can take two minutes to stop by on a sunday night? Anyway, I was checking out what Bonds did today (1 for 2, a single) and I realized that he has 9 HRs and only 4 SOs. Has anyone ever had more HRs than SOs in season? If they have I bet they didn't have more than 20 HRs. I also checked BB/SO ratio and found that Bonds is actually second to Pierre, who has walked 7 times and struck-out only 1 in 72 official at-bats. That deserves some serious, oh crap, I figured I better check his stats for today and of course he struck out once so now Bonds is first for that too. Pierre was 4 for 5 though. I would rather write 1000 pages of sports articles instead of this stupid POLS 110 paper I'm working on. Time for a word association: Packer's draft = Lame. 2 CBs, 2 DTs, a 3rd-round punter, and a C. I realize they don't have a lot of cap room and the defensive could use some improvements, but I still don't like it. It seemed there were many decent CBs on the market this offseason and I'm sure if they really wanted to they could've picked someone up so they could have used their 1st round pick to grab one of the many talented WRs available. I was talking with my roommate about and realized that I didn't even know who their 4th WR was last year. Also, I believe Ferguson is in the last year of his contract, so if he actually puts a whole season together they'll probably have to shell out some dough to keep him, and if they don't want to do that, taking a WR next year won't help because WRs usually can't contribute a whole lot their rookie year. But whatever. Ever since Wolf left I haven't liked what the management in general has been doing so I'm not suprised. All I need anyway is something to hold me over between the Brewers unsuccesful September push for the playoffs and the start of the Badgers undefeated march to the Final Four (if Harris stays). Time to BS some POLS paperege.
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jon.jpgJon - 2847 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 11:20:58 PM
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icbizzle says:mvp considerations should include team success, but rof should be more of an individual award (especially in baseball).

Aside from the fact that the Rookie of the fyear award does not exist, I have to disagree. ARod could have hit 100 homers each of the last two years and his team probablly still would've been last place. This year, his team will likely do well, does that mean he's suddenly more of an MVP candidate than he was previously? As if he is the reason for the success and failure of his entire team?

In fact, I would probably say that team performance in baseball is less relevant than every other sport when it comes to MVP worthiness. One player just can't take a game over day in and day out in baseball (unless his name is Bonds or Ruth).
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jon.jpgJon - 2847 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 11:25:57 PM
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Just for the record, I don't think that team success should be counted for the rookie of the year award.


Actually, I don't htink it should really be considered for any individual award. Don't we have championship trophies for good teams?
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 11:28:13 PM
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I think I actually won the MLB ROF award last year.
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04/25/2004 @ 11:45:42 PM
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jeremy go to the chatrooooom

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newalex.jpgicbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/25/2004 @ 11:50:01 PM
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I didn't mean to suggest that I believe team success should be a major consideration for the MVP, only that I consider it to be 100th on my list of things to consider for ROTFY and 83rd on my list of things to consider for MVP.
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Might_Guy.JPGBret - 32 Posts
04/26/2004 @ 12:12:15 AM
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While everyone is discussing the draft and Jeremy is talking about some lame ass music video (I don't see how this is special since Switchfoot probably sucks considering I like a total of probably 1 song on Jeremy's mp3 cd in his car and apprantly switchfoot is the best thing ever), I found an apartment in Wausau that only costs 1/3 of my paycheck, 1 googlezillion dollars. Alex and Jeremy are welcome to come some weekend next time it snows so we can hit the slops! Oh and significant others as well.
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2887.gificbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/26/2004 @ 09:59:37 PM
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So the Bucks lost again today and are pretty much srewed now. Since Redd is the only player that people from the rest of the country have even heard of (barely), I'm going to hope that they have some serious cap room to work this offseason. It will also help I think that Herb has taken the team off the market and the Bucks were successful this year with a first-year coach and a less than stellar cast. I'm not sure that I even want them to go after any available super-stars (I'd rather see Redd still as "the man"), but they could certainly upgrade at a number of positions, meaning anybody whose name isn't Redd, Mason, or Ford (if he can recover) could be replaced. Did anyone watch the game today? I've watched as many as I could this season (which doesn't amount to very many because Fox Sports Net insists on showing the TWolves instead) and I'm pretty sure D-Mase has had a sweet oop in every single game (I can at least see some of the game that way because he's on Sportscenter every night). Today's was a half-court picture-perfect lob from Jones that D-Mase converted on while running at at least half speed towards the hoop. Anyway, the Bucks have some major rebuilding yet to do and I hope they have an active offseason.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
04/26/2004 @ 10:37:54 PM
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That Oop was amazing. It was as impressive as any play that has taken place so far in the playoffs, maybe in the year. PS, at the all-star break, D-Mase won the "best dunk" award for the first half of the season during the ESPN All-Star game coverage
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2887.gificbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/27/2004 @ 10:25:47 PM
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How bout those Brewers! Moeller gets the first cycle of the year and they win on a 2 out pinch-hit homer. Too bad their lack of consistent pitching will doom them in the end. But it's fun in the meantime anyway. 5-2 homestand right now. I'm going to go to so many games this summer, it's going to the shizbomb. Does anyone know where I can find a "Pitch to Barry" bumpersticker? The poor guy gets like one strike thrown to him per game.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
04/28/2004 @ 09:03:40 AM
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That walk-off homerun was awesome. 2 unlikely heros for the brewers. I watched that entire game on Brewer Gameday on the internet along with listening to it on the radio. I should petititon to get Fox Sports Net on campus TV. That would solve so many of my problems.

Something interesting: In a post-game interview with Chad Moeller, Brewers Radio announcer Jim Powell joked about if the last hit was in the gap if Moeller would have stopped at first anyway. Moeller then said that he would not have stopped at first just to get the cycle, that winning the game meant more to him. Moeller is one of the many players that came over from Arizona in the Sexson deal, and in his own words, "many of us do not know how to lose." The attitude of these players and of the new Brewers is reason to give me hope that they will all do what it takes to turn the franchise around. "We don't know how to lose." I hope it is true. Brewers are 11-10.
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scott.jpgScott - If you aren't enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
04/28/2004 @ 04:17:09 PM
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Here's an interesting observation

Richie Sexson vs. Barry Bonds

In their first 6 years......Sexson(98-03) hit 191 homeruns, Bonds(86-91) hit 142. Think about it. Bonds didn't get to 40 in a year until his 7th year, Sexson did it in his 4th.

Another interesting fact: Henry Aaron season high was 47. How about that.
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newalex.jpgicbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/28/2004 @ 04:59:25 PM
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Check this out.

Here's proof that Bonds can literally do the impossible: He just set an NL record by hitting eight home runs during a streak of homers in seven consecutive games. But what was really tough was that he appeared in eight games during that streak of seven consecutive games.
OK, so it's a technicality. (He was intentionally walked in the eighth game, so it counted as a game appeared in but not as a game played for homer-streak purposes.) But it's still supremely Barry-esque that he averaged more than one game per game.

Those Sexson stats are sweet. He's going to take over the game when Barry retires!
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reign_of_fire.jpgMicah - Bring down the Beast!!!
04/28/2004 @ 09:15:16 PM
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I was watching ESPN Classic 1991 baseball season (Twins dominate) the other day and they showed a bunch of clips of a much slimmer Barry Bonds.
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sarah.jpgSarah - How do you use these things?
04/28/2004 @ 09:23:24 PM
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I have yet to post on this blog entry, so I just thought I would. The Twins are lookin' pretty good. Last night they scored 4 in the bottom of the 9th to win it. That's pretty good. Yea.... that's about it.
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newalex.jpgicbizzle - 3618 Posts
04/28/2004 @ 10:57:56 PM
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Brewers win again in the bottom of the ninth! Skrrrrrrt! Why can't the weather be like this everyday (except not as windy)? Cold weather is lame.
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scott.jpgScott - If you aren't enough without it, you'll never be enough with it.
04/28/2004 @ 11:36:03 PM
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There Brewers will have a winning record for the month of April!!!! That is some of the best sports news I've heard all year.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
05/02/2004 @ 03:29:26 PM
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Scott Podsednik is a base-stealing fool.

The first "d" is silent.
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scott.jpgScott - Get Up! Get outta here! Gone!
05/04/2004 @ 02:05:19 PM
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What happened to Jon's blog entry? I thought it was funny.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - As Seen On The Internet
05/04/2004 @ 02:32:43 PM
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I'll explain later.
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