Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Time for an update?

Xmas provided the r&r for the J-O-B. Now it's a short week and a long weekend in Chi-town til Monday, 1/1/07. Tuesday is Sampson's Hoosiers vs Oden's Buckeyes. Wednesday
DJ earns his first annual I-came-out-of-the-womb celebration, same evening as Irish/LSU... I'll just DVR it.
This is one of those weeks and yet I still find time to squeeze in a 'double' date w/ 2 IU Alpha Phis. Double for me - and for them.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"I coached Indiana 10 years - I HATE PURDUE!"

Like many Saturdays recently, there are pieces missing from the puzzle. Luckily, I have a kickass mobile flicker to save the moments I don't remember.

Monday, October 02, 2006

SchrockStar's NFL Power Rankings

1. Colts - let's be honest: I'm a homer, they're #1 until they lose a game. I know their Run D sucks, but they'll fix it by January
2. Bears - everyone knows how scary their D is, but Grossman has quickly matured into a stable QB
3. Eagles - Winning with so few superstars demonstrates Reid's coaching staff is The Elite of the league
4. Chargers - This team can't get much better at any position - except the most important one, QB
5. Seahawks - They don't lose at home, and you can't stop their 4 WR+Alexander attack - sans Lions, Ravens and Bears. Oh my!
Watching from home?
6. Broncos - Brutal schedule may prevent them from making playoffs, but they can beat any team on any day
7. Bengals - winning @ PITT was negated by losing at home to N.E. - will the real CIN please stand up?
8. Ravens - Their D can win them games as long as McNair doesn't lose them
9. Jaguars - blanking SBXL champs means they can no longer fly under the radar; need to improve coaching
Playoff probables
10. Cowboys - top10 offense and defense should get them in the playoffs, but not to Miami
11. Falcons - I'm willing to bet there was a secret deal with Goodell to tank @ N.O.
12. Steelers - Roethlisberger needs to get his act together or this team will miss the playoffs
13. Saints - New aquisitions have team and city dreaming of a postseason, and I believe it
14. Giants - This is the best team with a losing record I've ever seen
15. Patriots - The running game will keep their playoff streak alive; win @ CIN was closer than final outcome
Wild Card contenders
16. Rams - With each game being decided by TD or less, only thing certain is their games are fun to watch
17. Panthers - Defense looking not as potent as '05 squad, and they still have Jake Delhomme
18. Chiefs - loss of IU grad Trent Green not looking as bad after shutout/blowout over S.F.
19. Jets - A near upset over IND shows Mangini and Pennington are better than everyone expected
Wishing upon a Star
20. Redskins - this is a team that should finish 11-5 on paper, but tough(est?) schedule will net 5-11
21. Vikings - All 4 games' final score for both teams: between 12 and 19. Teens and Sexboats don't match
22. Bills - this team can compete with their division, although it's the weakest in the NFL
23. Browns - the only bright spot is a solid Pass D, but they have a looooooong way to go
24. Cardinals - Great skill-position players on offenese means big-play capabilities, but that's it
25. Dolphins - they could be a VERY good team if they had an O-Line
26. Bucs - Many thought this team could contend for title, but they're lucky to finish .500
who wants Brady Quinn?
27. 49ers - shockingly, they're still better than everyone projected
28. Lions - I'm befuddled how they held SEA to just 3 FGs... does anyone have gametape?
29. Packers - Aaron Brooks would throw for 400 yards and 3 TDs on their D
30. Titans - the only wins they'll get this season are vs Houston
31. Texans - Mario Williams is a start
32. Radiers - {this space intentionally left blank}

Thursday, September 21, 2006

no Thesaurus, Wiki is the source for Lazarus

Repeat headline 3x fast

I want to name the new mutt Lazarus, but I need to do some research. Join me...

What does it sound like when I call his name?
Will he be mistaken when I casually say the word 'thesaurus'?
Also, what's the source* of this name, other than the apparel department store?
Turns out a younger version of me once knew of this Lazarus fella whilst LEARNING on a Sunday morning (as opposed to... well, ya know). Wiki tells me Jesus 'rescued' him from the dead (medical term: ROSC)
Things Wiki teaches us:
1. Jesus needed a bathroom break
(I would too if I did a GIS for "the source")
2. I bet Lazarus' frat buddies called him Laz the Spaz.
3. Guardian to Castle (aka Red Cape) is less than pleased,
probably because his Ho a Zombie-lover
4. Skulls were copious in 7 B.C.
5. I shall choose a different doggy name

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kiss Me, I'm Irish

Vanderjagt is a nutjob
Except 47 is not the # for men who do this:
Domers in the League:
QB Carlyle Holiday
RB Julius Jones
RB Tony Fisher
FB Marc Edwards
WR Arnaz Battle
WR David Givens
WR Maurice Stovall
WR Matt Shelton
TE Anthony Fasano
T Luke Petitgout
T Mike Rosenthal
T Mike Gandy
G Dan Stevenson
G Sean Mahan
C Jeff Faine
DT Anthony Weaver
DT Bryant Young
DE Grant Irons
DE Justin Tuck
DE Bert Berry
MLB Rocky Boiman
MLB Mike Goolsby
OLB Courtney Watson
OLB Cory Mays
CB Bobby Taylor
CB Allen Rossum
CB Jeff Burris
CB Vontez Duff
FS Jarious Jackson
FS Glenn Earl
SS Gerome Sapp
SS Abram Elam
P Hunter Smith
K John Carney

Let's see how they perform on Madden'07!

Speaking of Madden and Notre Dame players...

Prone to the Madden Curse?
- 2-time Comeback Player of the Year winner ('95 & '01) Garrison Hearst twists ankle first play of scrimmage
- '88 Heisman winner, '98 NFL MVP, Barry Sanders/Dorsey Levens (Sanders retired)
- '95 Heisman, fresh off Superbowl XXXiV loss, Eddie George (key fumble in 1st playoff game, injured next year)
- He sorta sucks now w/o Moss, Dante Culpepper missed 5 games, team missed playoffs
- AP Offensive Player of the Year in '99, '00 and '01, NFL MVP '00, Marshall Faulk injured, team missed playoffs
- #1 overall draft pick failing to live up to lofty expectations, Michael Vick broke leg in preseason, team missed playoffs
- Superbowl XXV MVP, non-convicted murderer, Ray Lewis breaks wrist, 0 ints, team missed playoffs
- fresh off Superbowl XXXiX, Donovan McNabb injured, missed 7 games, team missed playoffs
- Shaun Alexander (take SEAHAWKS A.T.S. all season)

§ sez: lowercase-i for the win!

Monday, September 11, 2006

MNF double-domer

The G.I.N. Bucket

Consecutive weekends of IU tailgating
should have me thoroughly drained
but I'm still wanting more like Charlie wants food.
"Where's my pie?"

Thank You, NFL, for the header² tonight.
'Hands' Tirico & Co

I'm glued to lately, because I likey IU's future

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

late August, still in drivers seat

a 14-0 flogging of the 'Stros last night added to the excitement that is...
NL Wild Card leader
...the NL Wild Card

Monday, August 07, 2006

Horsing around

With the Colts season unofficially underway,
the team & I started training camp in 105° heat...
but we found some shade

Shaun King has skills. Too bad he'll never see the field.

Also partook in a couple Reds games over the weekend...Saturday's seats: 350' from home plate

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Poolside w/ DJ

Quiznos next spokesbaby:

He's wondering what I'm really looking at...
He likes my tongue?

Friday, July 07, 2006

In-Why-See recap

I had no expectations, and obviously had no plans, and that's what made it so fucking sweet. I didn't get to see all that Big Apple offers, which makes me want to visit again this weekend. From what I remember, I did get to experience Chinatown, Lil Italy, SoHo, 5th Ave, and of course, Central Park. The hazy parts are highlighted by our Sat-nite trip to Stereo (29th & 12th Ave)... waltzing past the red velvet rope of unfabulous people, we partied with DJ AM (aka Mr Nicole Richie) all night enjoying multiple bottles of vodka, and apparently capped off by a couple Chinese Fire Drills on Broadway. I say 'apparently' because... I don't remember anything after the sixth or seventh blunt - which would probably explain why I slept outside my first night in New York City.

Friday, June 30, 2006

NYC or bust!

Yep, it's really happening. T-Ho & I are spending the extended weekend at his sister's in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York fucking City. If I don't make it back, remember I love you all.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

My Sis' Wedding

So I wasn't the official photographer, but found a few moments to flash my digi. Here's my sis and her husband:

Our parents and my nephew, DJ:

mom's parents:

pops' parents

over here! ... gramps!

I'm sure there'll be more in the future - Peter Michael may have some that could be used for blackmail, so keep an eye out.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

I got a feva

I've decided I'm following this team til the end no matter how they finish. They deserve most of the admiration I give, and for that I'm finally grateful. They can compete for speed, defense, depth, HR power and now show 2½ reliable SPs. Fix that bullpen and set sights on Pennant (and pray Junior doesn't keel over from... whatever ails him).
It's wedding season and spirits are higher than usual. The best stuff in life is that which can't be prescribed. If this is global warming, I'm all FOR it. Someone just popped the champaign, gotta run.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Go DJ, that's my DJ

Ol boi turned 4 months last week, and he's finally putting on weight. Isn't he the cutest?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

as we approach 20 million blogs

more things I love:
  • not thinking to myself once all day "when do I get out of here?"
  • free lunches
  • flirtatious women
  • finding the no-traffic route home
  • garage door openers
  • back massages
  • 9pm dusk in spring
  • Irish football
  • ...
  • and funions.
  • yeah.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Hi! You may or may not know me that well, but you found your way here and now you're stuck with me. You're gonna read this whole post, if not scroll down further. You still here? Good.
My name is Pete, people call me SchrockStar. I will call you... later. For now, let me tell you about me. I recently moved into a house in Fishers/Noblesville near Deer Creek. I just started a new job at Walker Information doing IT stuff. I just spent a 5-day vacation in Bloomington that can only be retold w/ pictures. On Monday, I had a first-date w/ a waitress I met on Valentine's Day. The McD's PoY sat 5 ft from us at dinner. He wore a bib. She wasn't wearing any panties. And last night, J-O gave me his armband after sitting courtside in his career playoff game vs the Nets. These things make me happy. I also love music, women, Hoosiers and life; and I couldn't care less if I suddenly died tomorrow. I've lost count how many times I've blacked out in 2006 and it's only April. I don't make plans on Sundays, other than to watch my Colts. I'm not cocky... unless it's stuff I'm great at, like having sex with your girlfriend. At some point in my life, I'll act responsible and sane - if I make it that far. Until then, holler if ya hear me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Lil 5 2k6

Chillin on the rooftop on a nice sunny day...
drinking a brew with the boys before the race.
G.Phi-B Ashley has such a beautiful smile!

Ladies & Gentlemen: Swampwater. Live it.
I could be wrong, but I may be intoxicated.

More beautiful women. Is it my birthday?

Saturday, March 18, 2006

A St Patty's Day to remember... whoops

The Feisty One meets SchrockStar, moments after collecting a typical 16 boards in a huge victory over Sactown. Ron's jeers were accompanied by a profanity-laced drunk sitting 6th row. How I refrained from tossing a beer at him is beyond me.

But I did manage to find some pink chalk and let the Lockerroom know how I felt. I think it was the bragging that got me kicked out.

It's easy using my cell phone to chronical my nights, but some artifacts are still puzzling me, like green stains on my blazer, no car in the driveway, and exactly what point between Claddagh, Champps and Conseco did I decide to get my hair chopped off...

Now I get to stomp on my liver for a third consecutive night while celebrating an IU victory over Gonzaga for a Sweet 16 birth. Yes, this is my Spring Break.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Tucker Max meets SchrockStar

I wish I had some awesome story about how we bagged some 19-yr-old coeds after a Wednesday night at Bluebird, but I can't speak for Tucker. However, he was in true form when he signed my book:

And you thought Tucker Max was an asshole...

Friday, February 17, 2006

An exhaustive search starts...

Thad Matta, Ohio State
Has expressed an interest in Indiana in the past, but considering his #1 ranked class coming in, who could walk away from that? Only if the NCAA cripples them with (overdue) sanctions would he want to leave O$U.
Mark Few, Gonzaga
Great success at Gonzaga and a hot prospect. He currently holds the best D1 winning percentage in the land (.811). Could he work the same magic in Bloomington as he has in Spokane?
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
Great job this year getting the Vols talking basketball again. Also did marvelous job at UWM and Indiana St. Pearl was the 2nd fastest D1 coach to reach 300 wins; only UNC's Roy Williams was faster. Might be too soon to expect him to make a job switch.
Tom Crean, Marquette
Solid coach who could thrive running a top program like this one. And he knows the Big Ten (former MSU assistant).
Skip Prosser, Wake Forest
Whenever a big job opens, he always seems to end up on people's short lists.
Rick Majerus, former Utah coach
He sounded like he was lobbying for the job when he did the IU-Iowa telecast on Saturday. Health issues could come into play.
Steve Wojciechowski, Duke assistant
The market hasn't been good to Coach K disciples. With all of the other possibilities, this probably wouldn't be a strong bet.
Keepin' it in the family...
Randy Wittman, Orlando Magic assistant
Former IU All-American has NBA experience but no college coaching experience. Still, he has always been a favorite with the IU faithful.
Steve Alford, Iowa
Some IU fans want him simply because he was a great player 20 years ago. Those short-sighted fans forget that this is the Hawkeyes first successful season of the century. In fact, the man IU just forced out (Davis) has a better record the past 6 years. IU should wait to see what Alford can do without his super-seniors this year.
Keith Smart, Golden State Warriors assistant
Forever immortalized by "The Shot" that won the NCAA championship in 1987, Smart has NBA coaching experience, but not college.
Mike Woodson, Atlanta Hawks
An NBA coach, an 11-year NBA veteran and a two-time IU All-American. But would IU really be the right fit for him?
Dan Dakich, Bowling Green
Spent past nine years at Bowling Green. But he could have his third losing season in past four years.
Lawrence Frank, New Jersey Nets
IU background and solid NBA pedigree, but like Woodson, would he really be a good fit as a college coach with this storied program?
Ron Hunter, IUPUI
He's the hottest Division I coach in the state and considered by many to be a rising star.
Dane Fife, IPFW
First year as a college head coach. If this job opens in 2016, Fife could be the man.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bloomington: a drinking town w/ a bball problem

The best way to pregame is to have a good drinking game...

Sarrey's stranded at the airport. Good luck finding someone sober!

Just cuz I'm angry don't mean I aint havin a good time

First rule about skipping out on $50 beer tab: don't mention it until you leave

Shemma looking like a tool, but proudly displaying his box for the night

Danae: "I'm gonna be in the April Playboy!"
§: "Prove it."
Danae: "How?"
§: "Get naked. Now."

This is eerily familiar - da Chef takes bong shot before heading to bed

Pretty good spirits considering the Eviction Notice they got last week

Top 12 Comedy Podcasts

I'm not calling this a list of my favorites, because I know this to be fact, not opinion: Kill Tony T.Y.S.O. Bad Friends Are You Garbage...