Monday, June 15, 2009

LC's Mike Holman is National Coach of the Year

Cross Country National Coach of the Year Mike Holman Lawrence Central BearsCoach Holman led the Lawrence Central track & field boys to state championships in '98 and '05, and the cross country boys to runner-up in '06 and sixth this past year after assisting the Americans as video analyst in the 2008 Olympics. The State Hall of Famer is the only man in Indiana history to coach 2 XC individual champions: Matt Grady in '82 (Muncie North), and LC’s Nick Middleton in '91.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Pacers 2009 draft preview

OK, here's how I see the '09/'10 roster: (no Marquis, no Rasho, no Tinsley)
PG - Jack, Ford (good pair here, no real need to draft another if Jarrett is re-signed)
SG - Rush, S.Graham (both young and inexperienced, but I do like Rush's future)
SF - Granger, Dunleavy (both excellent wingmen, no reason to add more)
PF - Murphy, McRoberts (I like the Irish a lot, but we really need another big man)
C - Hibbert, Foster (Jeff is old and we'll need a replacement for him soon)

My hope is we'll go with a PG like Jonny Flynn, Jrue Holiday, or Ty Lawson or possibly a PF like DeJuan Blair or Tyler Hansbrough. The 2nd-round pick could be someone like AJ Price, Garret Siler or Robert Dozier.

I'd really like to see Indiana select Pike HS grad Jeff Teague but I don't
think he'll be available. VCC's Eric Maynor could be a nice addition but I think he'll fall to the bottom of the 1st round. Another hot prospect is Brandon Jennings, who played in Italy last year because he was too dumb for college (ie. Memphis must've been outta scholorships).

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Rodney Harrison: Hall of Famer?

The former Patriots and Chargers safety has announced his retirement after 15 seasons NFL retirement Rodney Harrison dirty cheaterin the NFL, and now plans to join Tony Dungy in the booth at NBC.The 36-yr-old holds an NFL record 30½ sacks for DBs; and has 34 ints, making him the only player with 30+ of both. While he has been voted to the Pro Bowl twice, he's also been widely regarded as the league's dirtiest player. He's been fined over $200K for what he calls "passionate play", including the helmet-to-helmet hit on Jerry Rice. In 2007, he was suspended four games for using illegal steroids. Hall of Famer? I hope not

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ron Paul punk'd by Brüno

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul unwittingly gets hit-on by Sacha Baron Cohen's character

Monday, June 01, 2009

28 Years Later

What's with the number 28?? This week I turn 28 years old - from conception, not birth. The Sun returns to it's original position in the sky every 28 years. Saturn circles the Sun in 28 years. There are 28 days in a moon's cycle - and also a females' cycle. Humans have exactly 28 teeth. There are 28 grams in an ounce. Greek mathmeticians proclaim 28 to be perfect.
I'm sure all these coincidences are nothing more than that, but in my quest to discover why February has 28 days, I studied up on the Gregorian Calendar... which was known as the Julian Calendar... which was known as the Roman Calendar before it was revised by Caesar in 44 BC. Before Pope Gregory XIII revised Julius' version we had a leap year every 4 years; now we have 97 leap years every B'ak'tun. This created an error of the previous 13 centuries' time-keeping by ~10 days, so the last day of the Julian Calendar was Oct 4, 1582 followed by the first day of the Gregorian Calendar on Oct 15, 1582. Makes ya feel empty inside, doesn't it?
1 B'ak'tun later the Sun and Stars gave us §, Thriller and ET. Just another coincidence?

* B'ak'tun = 400 years

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...