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Beer, Ice Cream and Football

Last week I wrote about winning a bet.  I won an Ice Cream of choice.  This week my gift card to purchase said ice cream arrived.

I especially like the football theme!
I especially like the football theme!

Now many might argue you can’t get REAL ice cream from McDonalds.  But let me assure you, any ice cream I win in a bet will taste great, especially if I eat it while watching the Giants . . . lose yet another game . . . to the Bears.

Don’t worry, I will post pictures of that sweet victory, or loss depending on how you look at it, later this week.

I also received a surprise gift from my wonderful daughter, who works at Hallmark.  The same Hallmark store that just happened to have a sale on “select” merchandise.


Read between the lines!
Read between the lines!



I just have one problem . . .


Beer with an Ice Cream chaser?


Ice Cream with a Beer chaser?


Decisions Decisions . . .


Speaking of decisions, here are this weeks picks from our stellar team of prognosticators.

TacoMan Rich BirdKiller TheStampede
Giants vs Bears Bears Bears Bears Giants
Packers vs Ravens Packers Packers Packers Packers
Bengals vs Bills Bills Bengals Bengals Bills
Lions vs Browns Lions Lions Browns Browns
Rams vs Texans Texans Texans Rams Texans
Panthers vs Vikings Panthers Vikings Panthers Vikings
Raiders vs Chiefs Chiefs Raiders Chiefs Chiefs
Steelers vs Jets Jets Steelers Jets Steelers
Eagles vs Bucs Eagles Eagles Eagles Bucs
Jags vs Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Titans vs Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Saints vs Patriots Saints Patriots Saints Patriots
Cardinals vs 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Redskins vs Cowboys Redskins Cowboys Redskins Redskins
Colts vs Chargers Chargers Colts Colts Colts

Another Offensive Record…

Yes folks, it appears that yet once again Big Ben is up to his good ol’ boy antics.

You would think that he would learn his lesson about partying with college towns, drunken beer maidens, and fans.

But he hasn’t. And now he’s got himself a high profile, and priced, lawyer to spin this into legal oblivion.

It also appears that Big Ben just might be joining the sponsor ranks of Tiger Woods and Koby.

Ty Ballou, president and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports, which markets the “Big Ben Beef Jerky” brand says that they are not passing judgement and are willing to let proceedings take their course; however, it is “unfortunate and concerning”.

Roethlisberger’s other sponsors are non-committal so far. Nike, which said it “fully supports” Tiger Woods in February, declined to comment on Roethlisberger Sunday. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which has used Roethlisberger in its ad campaigns, comment either.

I will refrain from attempting a tasteless joke regarding Ben and his sponsors…

Obviously, Ben is not picky about his parties.

Me on the other hand, I have become somewhat particular. Not so much about parties, but about what I drink. You see, for some reason I have developed a sensitivity to gluten. Fortunately, I am not nearly as sensitive to gluten as many people who suffer from Celiac Disease are, but it does bother me. So it may not come as a surprise that I do not drink much, if any, beer.

However, the other day I was shopping in Wegmans and saw a couple “Gluten Free” beers. So, I’ve started a bit of a research project on gluten free beer. Since I decided to join my wife with a “no alcohol” Lent, this project is strictly virtual so far.

These are the two gluten free beers I saw in the store.




Based on the review links above, I am looking forward to Lent being over and trying these newly found beers. In moderation of course.

OK, I do have one bar joke to pass on to everyone…

Ready, here it is…

A guy is travelling around the Greek Islands . He walks into a bar and, by chance, is served by a Canadian barmaid. As she takes his order, a Molsons, she notices his Canadian accent. Over the course of the evening they get chatting. At the end of her shift he asks if she wants to come back to his place.

Although she is attracted to him she says no. He then offers to pay her $200 to sleep with him.

As she too is travelling around the world, and is short of funds, she

The next night the guy turns up again. Again he orders Molsons and after showing her plenty of attention, asks if she will sleep with him again for $200. She remembers the payout from night before and is only too happy to agree.

This goes on for 5 nights. On the 6th night the guy comes in again,
orders Molsons but goes and sits in the corner. The barmaid thinks that if she pays him more attention then, maybe she can shake some more cash out of him.. So she goes over and sits next to him.

She asks him where he’s from in Canada ..

‘ Thunder Bay’, he tells her.

‘So am I. What area?’ she enquires.

‘Port Arthur’ he replies.

‘That’s amazing,’ she says excitedly, ‘so am I – what street?’

‘ Cameo Street ‘ he replies.

‘This is unbelievable……….’ she says, her voice quavering;

‘What number?’

‘Number 20′, he replies.

She is totally astonished. ‘You are NOT going to believe this,’ she
screams, ‘but I’m from number 22! My parents still live there!’

‘I know…’ he says, ‘Your Dad gave me $1,000 to give to you’

A football weekend !!!

This weekend was, in my mind, the real start of the football season.

Saturday was the “official” opening day ceremony for the county youth football league.
It started at 9:00 am and the weather was perfect.

The entire event is held at a local high school football field and all the kids got to scrimmage each other on the big kids field.

On the way over to the school; this is how perfect the weather was; we got a chance to see about 4 or 5 hot air balloons taking off, a couple ultralights flying around and even a couple barnstormers from the nearby “flying circus” air show already up in the air.

The whole opening day event also had a bunch of concession stands, T-shirt booth (where one could get your teams logo and or kids name put on it), and raffles for 50/50 prizes. Of course all this helped benefit the league and added to the fun of the event.

All the parents got to sit up in the stands and they had the stadium PA system and score boards up and running too.

All in all a great start to the day!!!

But wait, I’m not done…

Saturday evening was my Fantasy League Live Draft and Party!!!

We have a league comprised of 12 teams, each owned by either co-workers or former co-workers from the company I work for. And the league just happens to be spread out across the county with about half here in the DC metro area and the other half out in California. So we have an East and West division in the Borderless Fantasy Football League.

Most of the East Coast division gathered at one persons house, (the guy with the Kegerator) with each person bringing something to munch on. My perfect wife ordered some delicious BBQ ribs online from Tony Roma’s. They are sooo good, I almost did not want to share! but I brought them along anyway.

So we all arrived at Steve’s house about 30-40 minutes before the start of the draft, hooked up our laptops, turned on the TV for pre-season action, dished out the food and drink, and dialed up the conference call!

All in time to watch the ESPN count down clock for the start of the draft!

We had the draft order randomized and the ESPN super computer automatically determined the order about 1 hour before the start of the draft. This year we had a couple last minute ( 3 days prior ) requested changes which everyone thought were good ideas, but just not feasible to do correctly in time for the draft. These were to make the league a Keeper League and to have draft order based on last years standings. So I set it up for a keeper league ( 1 franchise player) for next year and we will implement the standings based order next year as well.

So, how did I do? Well I ended up drawing 6th out of 12. Now this is not so bad since I always ended up picking near the middle of each round. But I can say that we all, including me, had more than our fair share of “groans” and “jeers” as our next top choice player was picked by somebody else! I got very few of my “top choices” but we will see how this season goes.

Here is my team as it stands now, after the draft.


QB Jay Cutler, Chi
RB DeAngelo Williams, Car
RB Darren McFadden, Oak
RB/WR Chris Wells, Ari
WR Reggie Wayne, Ind
WR DeSean Jackson, Phi
WR/TE Devin Hester, Chi
TE Chris Cooley, Was
OP Shaun Hill, SF
DL Jay Alford, NYG
DB Gibril Wilson, Mia
DP Jon Beason, Car
D/ST Redskins D/ST, Was
K Robbie Gould, Chi
Bench Jason Campbell, Was QB
Bench Julius Jones, Sea RB
Bench Antwaan Randle El, Was WR
Bench Justin Gage, Ten WR
Bench Correll Buckhalter, Den RB
Bench 49ers D/ST, SF D/ST
Bench Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR

Idle Ramblings…

OK, so I was bored and idly surfing digg.com random selections.
I actually kind of like Digg.com for researching new, up and coming stories, and filtering content on my particular interests.

Well, this is what my idle random clicks came up with for this week.

A creative beggar…

Economic truth and consequences…

Elvis Grbac: Not as sexy as initially indicated…From Jeff Pearlman

One of my favorite all-time stories is about Elvis Grbac (left), Rich Gannon (right) and People Magazine’s Sexiest Men issue from 1998. It is both outlandish and 100-percent true.

Back in the day I knew many People staffers, and they were all cool, fun, intelligent—and woefully ignorant about sports. Every year, in planning the Sexiest Men issue, People’s editors would ask a bunch of us at Sports Illustrated for suggestions and insight. In 1998, for a reason I’ll never understand, they decided not to seek out help.

The magazine chose Rich Gannon as its Sexiest Athlete. At the time, Gannon was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Still a couple of seasons removed from his golden tenure with the Raiders, Gannon was 33, handsome and likable. In other words, a solid choice. Yet People, being People, simply informed the photographer assigned to the piece that the Sexiest Athlete was the Chiefs’ quarterback. Hence, he took pictures of the Chiefs’ quarterback. Well, one of the Chiefs’ quarterbacks: Elvis Grbac.


The pictures made their way back to the New York offices, and editors were dumbfounded. This was their Sexiest Athlete? Yet upon learning the truth, no one with the magazine had the heart (guts?) to tell Grbac that an unfathomable mistake had been made. As a result, Elvis Grbac reigns as People’s 1998 Sexiest Athlete.

The article’s final line says it all: “His personality makes him sexy.”


And a title that is funny, even if the article is not…

Texting Teen Falls Down Manhole

An interesting but, in my opinion, somewhat useless, ad campaign…


Roller Skating taken to new heights…