best football game of the past 2 weeks

dallas - indy (will be the highest rated game until superbowl)   0 votes - 0 %
dallas - tampa   0 votes - 0 %
joey vs detroit: the grudge match   1 vote - 100 %
usc - notre dame   0 votes - 0 %
wvu - south florida   0 votes - 0 %
stupid lsu vs stupid stupid stupid arkansas   0 votes - 0 %
the thursday night game (as if anybody was awake for the whole thing)   0 votes - 0 %
well at least the Spartans _finally_ fired John L Smith   1 vote - 100 %
same for Miami and Coker   0 votes - 0 %
Florida - Florida St (a good game actually)   0 votes - 0 %
somebody still plays touch football in the yard?   0 votes - 0 %
option for the feeble minded who don't get into football   0 votes - 0 %
option for cute yale physics student who don't get into football   1 vote - 100 %
texas vs texas a&m (good thing mack has the one year pass thanks to vince)   0 votes - 0 %
vince young vs the New York Meltdown/Chernobyl Giants   0 votes - 0 %
any San Diego game   0 votes - 0 %
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why lansing? i thought you lived in dallas. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 12:18:20 PM EST
i managed to get out of the weekend without a noticeable increase in pounds. :)

we checked out a disc golf course in dallas on saturday; was much fun. :)
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

perhaps by garlic (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 12:24:47 PM EST
because people go home for thanksgiving? My guess is you don't follow sports, otherwise you'd know this from him being a lion's, piston's, and Tiger's fan.

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"home" by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:17:57 PM EST
is a slippery subject. i go to dallas for thanksgiving, but home is san francisco.

with my heart.

If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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don't forget the redwings baby! by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:24:52 PM EST
not that they didn't let me down, twice, over the break. sigh. maybe they'll be on local tonight since they play dallas.

but anyway i was born near troy and my parents now live near east lansing, so i spend thanksgiving and christmas there.

dallas is anything but home. i don't know if i'd really call anywhere "home" for me. that's ok, gives me a lot of sports teams to like :)

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As something of a Sedaris fanboy... by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 12:28:47 PM EST
I feel the need to point out that "Naked" was his first book of essays. The latest one is "Dress Your Family in Corduroys and Denim," but IMO, his funniest book is "Me Talk Pretty One Day." His humor does tend toward anger, but it resonates with me. "Santaland Diaries" gets me through the Christmas season every year, and his short fiction in "Barrel Fever" (which also contains a couple of essays, I think, and was his first book) has some seriously twisted stories in it.

He's much better live (or at least in audio) than he is in print, for me, at least. I've seen him read once, and I was impressed that, as his fans were gathered outside the Harvard Bookstore waiting to get in, he came out, had a smoke and signed and chatted. He also makes a point of asking each person in signing lines a bizarre question (something I preempted by having something to say when I got to the table).

Oh, and no, 9 hours of football is not too much. There needs to be something soothing on tv as I sleep off the tryptophan. ;-)
inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye

ahh by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:20:48 PM EST
I must have missed that Naked was old. I just assume that since it's new to me, it's new to everybody ;)

But yea I agree Me Talk Pretty One Day was probably the funniest, while I liked DYFiCaD best because it was a little sappy about his family. I really liked him on NPR, haven't heard him on it lately (not that I listen as much as I used to). The Yalie said she was surprised by his voice but since I heard him on the radio first I have a slight tendency to read in his voice, for certain parts anyway. I thought he was brilliant on the radio.

And I definitely snoozed through most of that third game. Who knows, maybe that's some sort of marketing technique. I don't see how they can expect anybody to stay awake for the whole thing.

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Sedaris shows up on This American Life... by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 02:02:30 PM EST
very occasionally now. I haven't enjoyed the stories (with anthropomorphic animals) that he's been telling as much as I like his essays, though.

And I'm just excited that there are other people who read his stuff. :-) I get all fanboyish every time he's mentioned.
inspiritation: the effect of irritating someone so much it inspires them to do something about it. --BuggEye

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I couldn't care less about football by ShadowNode (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:25:46 PM EST
But I do know the Lions won. ;)

considering they beat the montreal alouettes by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:32:23 PM EST
seems like it would be hard to count that as much of a victory. like winning a boxing match against a ballerina.

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And of course by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 01:35:50 PM EST
you didn't get cutie's name, phone or email addy.

i got her name by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 03:47:37 AM EST
no point in getting a phone number but i realized monday afternoon i shoulda got an email addy, just because she was fun to talk to. oh well. i'm not really good at that sort of thing anyway. still at least i talked to her and did a good job at it, i can try to get an email addy next time. its a real slow process for me, learning to meet people and such. i really need a little checklist or manual to go through just to make sure i'm doing everything right.

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She might be googleable then by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 03:53:48 AM EST
good luck

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lol by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Nov 28, 2006 at 05:42:17 AM EST
indeed she was. i'm not creepy enough to email her though.

on second thought i probably am creepy enough, must just be too lazy.

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Romo by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 03:50:49 PM EST
got me 32 points in fantasy play this week. It looks like I will be the league leader for the week.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB