August 30, 2012
I’ve never seen the Hershey Bears play but have always liked them. Probably because they’ve been around forever (next year is 75 years). So when I was little (not 75 years ago) the Phantoms (in Philly) were around yet and what kid doesn’t love Hershey. So there you go.
I haven’t thought much of them in a while. The Phantoms moving away hasn’t helped my AHL knowledge. But I spotted their new logo and it’s pretty great.
I didn’t see anything about the jerseys, that will be important to put the jerseys into context and see how the all chocolate works with this solid logo.
One other thing I spotted while on the Hershey Bears site was that they are playing an outdoor game in January at Hersheypark Stadium. Ok, everyone is playing outdoor games these days. But I was excited by the logo.
Actually, I have thought about the Hershey Bears recently. Last month, the Hersheypark Arena roof caught fire. The Bears haven’t played there in 10 years but they still practice there. The arena opened in 1936. Link to a news story about the fire.
Found on Icethetics.
August 29, 2012
Covers are usually just ok. Every once in a while I find a good one, although it’s usually not a cover of a song I like a lot. In this case I like the original a lot and this cover is really well done. So listen.
Listen on Spotify.
Never sure if music posts should be morning or night.
Found on AbsolutePunk.
August 29, 2012
September 15: Seth MacFarlane
September 22: Joseph Gordon Levitt
October 6: Daniel Craig
Saw this on HitFix. Can’t really complain about any of the hosts. Seth MacFarlane surpringly hasn’t hosted before but as all the tools. Joseph Gordon Levitt has all the tools as well and I remember him being good last time. I’m curious to see Daniel Craig because I only know him from being serious in the Bond movies.
I’m surprised SNL isn’t doing Weekend Update Thursdays like they did for the election in 2008. NBC doesn’t have a lot going for it, I’d think a handful of half hour slots being spoken for would be a no brainer.
Oh, the musical guests are Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, and Muse. No big deal, I usually skip through the musical acts. Mumford & Sons are the only ones I’ll listen to for a minute.
August 29, 2012
The AP Pre-Season Rankings for the NFL came out about a month ago. They are called the AP Pro 32 (catchy, huh?). I forget how I came across them, but I feel like they should get a lot more attention. They likely haven’t gotten that much press because every sports site does their own Power Rankings.
Who runs the AP? I’d like to know because I’m curious why it took so long to branch out from college football and basketball. There should be weekly rankings for every sport and even things like MVP races. I just thought of the MVP idea and I love it. Pre-season MVP rankings. What happens to a player on a bye week or an injury. Will someone drop if he sits at the end of the year since their playoff position is set. So many questions and I want to see what would happen.
I like it for the purpose of more arguments but also because it would make professional pickem games on Ice Cream Helmet easier to figure out. ‘Which NHL games to pick this week? Here’s a game with two top 10 teams. Done.’
The Packers came out at #1 with the Patriots and Giants each getting some 1st place votes. The Colts are solidly in last.
My biggest problem with this list: so few voters. Just 12. You could easily get sports writers from each NFL city and from each of the major networks. No excuse for less than 40 voters.
AP NFL Voters:
Chris Berman, ESPN
Clifton Brown, Sporting News
Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports
Rich Gannon, CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio
Bob Glauber, Newsday
Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
Clark Judge, CBSSports.com
Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
Pat Kirwan, SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com
John Lynch, Fox Sports
Alex Marvez, Foxsports.com
Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2012
A couple of great clips from Kimmel last week.
Skype Scavenger Hunt with girls who just moved back to college. So many shoes!
Kids crying after seeing that Timothy Green movie. This wasn’t one of Kimmel’s challenges, but a similar effect. My mom said people were complaining about this on the radio because the parents are filming and laughing. Who cares. Maybe I’m just used to family that wants things to make fun of you in the future.
Boy goes and gets help when his dad gets stung by a bee. It made it to Kimmel because of the kid’s unique vocabulary.
August 17, 2012
My Sporcle activity really took a dive after I stopped working. It should have been more popular during grad school, but oddly only came up a few times. Those days it did come up meant all productivity for the day was hopeless. I found in my Pocket List an old link to one I really liked: US Newspapers.
I’m not sure why but city newspaper names stick in my head. It could be because I usually prefer to get the local story of big news so I’d wind up on their sites more often than most.
I did this one over a year ago. I got 19 of the 30, which I was pretty ok with. There are only 3 that I didn’t get that I look at now and have a small kick of myself (but not a big kick). Try it out, let me know how you did.
August 17, 2012
Have you been watching Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee? I hope so. I’m not sure how much Crackle spent to get it going. I love that they did since it lets me watch the episodes on my XBox (just get the Crackle app). It hasn’t gotten me to watch anything else on Crackle, so maybe not the best investment yet.
In addition to the episodes, there are bits that got cut from the show that are put online the next week. This was my favorite from the Brian Regan episode. Just click on the image, I didn’t see an embed option.
The whole Brian Regan show and extra clips were all great. This one stuck out because Bums was the word my Pop Pop used more than any other. It was mostly aimed at the Phillies and Eagles and occasionally anyone on TV that also deserved the title.
August 13, 2012
August 3, 2012
Great things about this clip: