Yule Log.

  1. Greetings and salutations, people.  Thanks for coming aboard (the boat).  Let’s turn and burn.
  2. I might as well get a quick one out before my 2018 Year Of Focus starts.  The NFL is quitting using index cards, and I will be more focused and maybe eliminate this numbered crap.  As Dennis Leary said, you have to have goals.
  3. No editing, and no fun pics this time either.  Quick one.  I will post fun pics in the holiday one.
  4. Zach Lowe was kind enough to release the best weekly article of every week a day early.  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21831824/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-all-star-draft-nba
  5. I really think Clowney should retaliate on being sent trash cans by Jags fans by doing something constructive and posting it.  Make a trash can basketball court, or…a trash can fort.
  6. The NBA released their HOF candidates for 2018.  Put Kidd in as the most long term, game changing PG of his era who made really, really bad teams somehow good.  Put Nash in for being consistent, then suddenly good at age 27, and being so close into taking a run and gun style to the NBA Finals.  Put Allen in as the best sharpshooter of his generation, along with making the three pointer relevant early on, even if the guy wasn’t on a good team until late in his career.  Put Grant Hill in just because we all can imagine how dominant he would have been had he stayed healthy.
  7. I typically enjoy MORE Cam Newton as the one who gets outsmarted, but the wheel route-Matthews story was pretty funny.
  8. The Seahawks typically get into trouble by being good and talking trash on Twitter to other players.  Now, they are just bad and getting into trouble for talking trash on Twitter to their OWN players.
  9. The Indians quietly added Yonder Alonso and it is a good pickup.
  10. Well, the Chris Paul Rockets unbeaten streak is over, and a whole lot more people not only know who Kyle Kuzma IS, but wonder how a kid from the University of Utah could be so cocky.
  11. Ponder this.  James Harden has scored 20 or more points in THIRTY consecutive games.  That is absurd.  No off days.  No bad shooting games.  He just trucks along.
  12. It is one thing for a good hoops team to get beat at home.  Usually, it is a buzzer beater, bad call, or something.  Not in last night’s case.  UNC just flat out got BEAT.  I watched the second half and it sounded like the game was in Maui.  It kind of took the air out of the Cameron Johnson debut balloon, the talented transfer from Pitt.
  13. I don’t care how old a story is, I still need closure.  Curious about why Marky Mark left the Super Bowl early still?  I was.  https://deadspin.com/mark-wahlberg-says-he-left-super-bowl-li-early-because-1821474495
  14. I am not opposed to an opposing coach going into the other team’s locker room after a close win to pump them up, but A) Martin isn’t exactly a legend like Coach K or Roy with NO track record for titles and B) Listen to him talk-does he sound ghetto all the time?  His casual speak made me lose my luster for the actual speech.  https://deadspin.com/classy-stephen-f-austin-team-doesnt-refuse-opposing-co-1821476681
  15. So, I guess we don’t have to worry about Kanter going to play in Turkey any time soon.
  16. We act like we are so bored with Tom Brady once again being an NFL MVP candidate, but no one else has really stepped up.  Well, except for one person.  I say if AB can play at least one of the last two games, you give it to the first WR MVP ever.
  17. You all been brushing up on weird sports in snow?  The Winter Olympics are coming.
  18. So, not only did Darren McFadden have a bad business manager who stole from him, but the guy nixed a $3 million investment in Bitcoin that experts predict would have been worth about $237 million today.
  19. So, a dude in a semi crashed into Evan Turner’s POOL with a huge trash bin onboard.  I think this is a sign.  Given where he was initially drafted and looking at his stat line of 8/2/4/8.53, I would say trash in his pool is EXACTLY what he deserves.  Build your pool with money you are not earning farther from the road next time, Evan.
  20. The same kind of sign happened to Charlie Villanueva.  His place was robbed and they TOOK the toilet.  The most improved player in the league was given the sign that his career is NOT going down the drain.
  21. So, now in addition to the actual sexual abuse stories, we have stories about how the US Gymnastics team paid money to shut people  up?  I am over this story.  Take this story and all future Sandusky stories, and put them in the onboard semi trash bin.
  22. I hope SMU enjoyed the bowl experience and had a lot of off field fun we can never hear about.  Good times.  Rock on.  Because you DEFINITELY didn’t show up TO the bowl game.
  23. It’s official.  Flights and game tickets now purchased.  I will be at the UGA-OU playoff game.
  24. I know it is the EARLY signing period, but so odd that Bama isn’t in most site’s top five.  Kind of refreshing actually.  That being said, they still pulled what they need to be really, really good.
  25. I have literally been TELLING you this since he got recruited.  WAY back when.  IN this blog.  Trae Young is the real deal.  He had 22 assists the other night, and COULD (we will see how conference play treats him) be the first player EVER to league the nation in scoring AND assists.
  26. Auriemma got his 1000th win the other night, and poor Hatchell.  She also got her 1000th win, but just picked the wrong night to be heading up the wire.
  27. The Pro Bowl selections came in, meaning that is the last time we care about THAT before their meaningless game before the Super Bowl.  My Steelers led the league in nominations, and that is no surprise.
  28. True, the old days had guys like Csonka and and Harris as FB’s, but STILL crazy odd that in a day of limited use of RB’s and committees, that TWO RB’s from the same team both get there.  And on a PASSING team.  You go, Saints.
  29. Not sure it can happen, but it would be SOOO great if LeBron and Giannis meet in the playoffs.
  30. Weird that with TWO weeks to go in the NFL, the NFC is basically set except for seeding.
  31. Some people work out LESS during the holidays.  I am working out MORE.  Not drinking, and Christmas cookies at work.  MUCH more to work off.
  32. I feel weird.  I feel off.  Why?  Because I don’t think LaVar Ball starting that post HS league is such a bad idea.  The funny thing is what Fran Franschilla said on Twitter.  When released that the top kids would make $10k a month, Fran said there is no way those recruits take that much of a pay cut.
  33. But, here is the deal.  Is he just rebelling against an entity that kicked him out?  Yes.  Can he compete against NCAA basketball?  No.  Would I pay to see him be an idiot?  Yes.  Do the players already HAVE a league to go to?  Yes.  Does he have the cash to pay everyone?  No.  It is entertaining, and does the right thing again in saying college basketball has some issues.  Is it realistic?  No way in hell.
  34. I don’t have time to comment on every single signing of the early signing period.  Another day maybe.  Or the real signing period.
  35. I like the Evan Longoria pickup by the Giants.  Dude is past his prime, but putting him on that team makes sense, and will take some pressure off him to HAVING to provide offense.  Solid.
  36. THIS AND THAT:
  37. I know I am going to Comedy Works.  Beats me as to who we are seeing.
  38. Lindsey got me a Wallet Ninja last year for Christmas.  I keep it in my backpack.  Damn if I haven’t used it TWICE this week for me and another person.  Who knew?  You should get one to.  I forget to take it out of my backpack too, so TSA must be cool with it to.
  39. What did I use it for?  To unplug my Sriracha bottle.
  40. FAR from done, but the drop downs on the site are STARTED.  Sounds like a good holiday thing to do.
  41. Denver is so awesome.  In a 24 hour period, we had a day where all software computer people at my job took walks wishing they were park rangers in the 60 degree plus weather, and then woke up today to snow and sub-freezing temps.
  42. Well, awesome except that I have to drive way south tonight.
  43. I write parodies, jokes, etc. for work.  My jokes officially hit the screen this week.  And I have some fans.  Here is a sample.Why did the indoor enclosure wife tell the indoor enclosure husband he couldn’t go to the store on Christmas Eve?Rain, dear.
  44. These are work jokes, people.  Here is another one or two.What did Boyd tell the rookie enclosure company when they had an enclosure overheat during a holiday season install?Advent.What did management say to the holiday season sales hire when they asked how Salesforce worked?

    Yule Log.

  45. You’ll log.  As in, we have to log EVERYTHING we do into a database system for activities.
  46. I have submitted my name (again) as the person to take over the company blog.  An addictive blogger SHOULD be the right choice for a company blog.  More to come on this…
  47. The lack of fantasy football talk is because I won my league.  I came in last place.  Best loser, people.
  48. Going to see Star Wars tomorrow.  I can only assume the theme of my next blog will be Yoda talk, or Force stuff.
  49. Chloe won The Voice.  Even if you didn’t think she was the one who should take the crown, you HAD to be happy that Blake won again.  What a life THAT guy leads.  Sexiest man in the world with gray hair, married to Gwen Stefani, writes simple songs about dogs and trucks, AND wins The Voice.
  50. We are switching in April at work to the take off whenever system of PTO.  That hurts me, as I don’t take time off for the most part.  The worst is that I HAVE to use 131 hours after the holidays.  Forced time away from work is not my style.
  51. My company can now rest easy.  Our company band performs at the company meeting in January.  In the past, I had to be the lead singer because there was no one else.  Well, we found some singers.  I have only asked if I can do the verse part of Can’t Stop the Feeling/ Four Winds as I need to make JT proud.
  52. That’s it for today.  I will probably sneak in one more before the holiday.  Hope you enjoyed or are at least more informed.  Will I blog again?  That is a CLOWN question, bro.  Peace.
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