Saturday, May 31, 2008
No offense to the Soul.
ESPN CLASSIC TO AIR WEEK 11 MATCHUP BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND GEORGIA
It's Friday. I love Rocky. I am a fan of Maynard Ferguson. Hit it!
Congratulations to Mike and Heather!
Today's boss is Heat Man. Again, music by The Megas.
At what point does a newspaper become up for grabs?
The reason I ask is because on Sunday a newspaper was delivered to either our apartment, our neighbors, or to somebody in the store we live next too. Now, if you have never seen where we live, try to imagine two apartments and a store (as well as a landlord's office in the upper level of the store) sharing one parking lot, with mailboxes along the street. When we did have a Sunday newspaper delivery the paper would always be sitting there near the front of the store, near the mailboxes.
Today is Tuesday and that newspaper was still sitting on the ground, and with the weather the past 72 hours, a little damp. So when I got home from work today I brought it in.
Am I stealing or was that newspaper up for grabs at this point?
Yesterday I shared with you a music video dedicated to Air Man from Mega Man II. Today another fine video showcasing the musical talents of The Megas in a tune honoring Metal Man.
Just because I love the old NES game and these msuic videos (the inner Nintendo geek in me of course), I am going to share with you a different Mega Man II music video each day this week.
First up is Air Man (because that's where you should start in the game).
Sure, the Flyers are done and kudos to the Penguins from the western part of the Keystone. There is no shame in losing to the Penguins, who have proven to be a very formidable team. Good luck to them against the winners from the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals. Detroit leads that series 3 games to two over Dallas.
Now all of the attention is on the Fightins, and maybe slightly on the Soul.
As for me, I am also ready to start looking forward to Penn State football!
The Flyers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period last night, but in typical Flyers fashion had to sweat it out the last five minutes of the third period, clinging to a lead. The Penguins scored two goals that had a silence drop on the whole arena as if the Flyers had actually lost the game, and thus the series. The Flyers were still up 3-2!
The Flyers were able to score an empty net goal and prevail 4-2, forcing a game five back in Pittsburgh. Who knows what two days of rest and preparation will bring for the Flyers, but for now the Flyers are...
Yes, my Flyers are down 0-3 to the cross state rival Penguins but that is not why I have been blogging about it. It has been a busy couple of days so please forgive me. But while many people seem to think the Flyers are dead (and afterall, who can blame those people), I'll let Jim Belushi speak for me...
Thank goodness for Inside Edition back in the day to introduce parents to the Mario Brothers. Without them parents would have had no clue what their kids were playing!
Tonight the series finally gets underway. How about this for an eary Penguins-Philadelphia connection though...
Burgess Meredith, probably most famous for his role as Rocky's trainer Mickey, was also famous for his role as the most famous Penguin of all time this side of Mario Lemieux...THE Penguin!
Here's a brain teaser from this morning's training session. It is a word scramble that is just one word. Leave your guesses in the comments section.
So the Philadelphia Flyers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Pennsylvania Conference Finals, one step away from the Stanley Cup Finals. This will be the toughest series yet as the Penguins are a very good team.
I know I have some friends who are Penguins fans out there who may read this so I welcome your comments on the series. Any wagers out there? I'm all ears.
I am not ready to give my prediction on the series but I have asked an old friend of mine to give his. He was more than happy to oblige..
"Just to be on the record, I am picking Montreal in six."
You may have noticed I didn't put together any open threads for any of the games in the series after game one. Game two was because I didn't have time to do so, and the Flyers won. Games three through five were intentional due to superstition.
Open threads will return for the upcoming series against either Pittsburgh or New York.
Breaking news! Earthbound has been rated by the ESRB!
What does that mean? Odds are that since Earthbound was out well before the days of the video game rating scale that if it is being rated now, then it will likely be available to the masses in some capacity.
If this game makes it to the Virtual Console I will be downloading it immediately!
Earthbound, for the Super NES, was one of the greatest games available. For some reason though Nintendo never bothered to expand on the series in North America (or anywhere outside of Japan actually). It is a shame the other two games in the series have never been available here. Earthbound is clever, funny, addictive, and a solid game.
So I am sitting her at my desk Friday morning enjoying my first break of the day. Stef recently texted me to let me know she got two free tickets to the Phillies game tonight! How sweet is that? I'll probably get to see Kyle Kendrick pitch some mediocre ball and I will get to see the reception that Aaron Rowand receives. I expect it to be pretty decent.
How about that? In two consecutive nights the Phillies will see two former players that were somewhat fan favorites play against them. Randy Wolf pitched well last night for the Padres, in the Phillies' 3-2 victory. Neither Wolf or Adam Eaton was charged with the game. It's a shame for Eaton to not have any record yet (currently 0-0) because he has pitched well enough to have earned at least a pair of wins.
How do I kill time on my breaks (when I don't have other errands to complete)? By watching stupid videos of course! Here is a video on the NES classic, Pinball!
Interesting note about Pinball. It is the only NES game my dad owned. And it is the only game which he could probably still beat me. I admit it. My mom owned a game as well for the NES; Donkey Kong Classics, which was a combination of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. Not sure why they ever really "owned" them because my sister and I played them most of the time anyway. Oh well.
I'm at work so I can't put together the usual post, but tonight is an episode of Lost.
Open thread. Go at it.