Posts Tagged ‘hoosiers’

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the hoosiers won!!!

February 5, 2009

we have been getting closer the last several games, but still I AM TOTALLY STOKED ABOUT IT!!!  this year has been rough.  that’s not a surprise.  i knew it would be difficult and that we would have lower our expectations, but still i wasn’t ready for how difficult it would be.  now that i am almost used to it (read: expecting it), it is absolutely thrilling to win a game!

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super bowl commercials

February 3, 2009

i am a sports purist. i hate big games if only because of all the drama and pageantry.  i don’t see the point of pre-game, half-time, and post-game concerts.  i find the need for having half of the former players and every photographer in the u.s. at midfield for the coin toss asinine.  i loathe the crowd that is brought on to the field to jump around for the concert-dejour in hopes that i’ll be fooled into thinking that i am at a concert instead of a football game.  generally speaking, i just can’t stand anything that consumes your attention and detracts from the significance of the game.  i understand that the nfl does all of this to try to bring and capture the attention of those who otherwise would not care about the game.  i understand that there are millions that watch the game just for everything else besides the game.  i also understand that i’m never going to be able to change it, but i just want a game.  give me a good game (and i got one this year!).  if the millions that would rather be at a broadway show don’t watch it, so what?  it’s a football game.  if they don’t want to watch it, fine.  they don’t have to.

rant aside, there is one non-football aspect to the super bowl i enjoy:  the commercials.  before i go on i have to be clear about something.  commercial time is time to go to the bathroom or reload my plate/bowl/drink.  as great as the super bowl commercials are, they still take a backseat to gluttony (and that’s what dvr and hulu.com are for).  assuming my bladder is relatively empty and my plate is full, i truly enjoy most commercials.  the last several years have had a few good ones and a few bad ones.  this year was no exception.  my thoughts on some of the individual commercials follow.

top three:

1.  bud light – swedish conan.  quite simply, anything with conan is destined to be hilarious.

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2.  pepsi max – “i’m good.”  pain is funny.  pain several times is several times funnier.

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3a. monster.com – moose desk.  the guy is sitting in between the moose’s legs.  hilarious.

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3b. e-trade – baby with the golden pipes.  the baby pretty funny.  add another baby and use the phrase “golden pipes” and you’re in business.  good stuff.

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the bz honorable mention (in no particular order):

now for the commericals that were failures in my eyes:

  • castrol – grease monkeys.  i just don’t get it.  it wasn’t funny.  i’ve watched it several times and it’s just not funny.
  • coke commercials.  i thought these were mildly clever at best, but not overly entertaining or relevant.  a guy napping on a spring/summer day while bugs take his coke bottle airing while the midwest is stuck under a foot of snow and ice and most of the country is very cold.  it just doesn’t seem like the right time to air a summer time ad.
  • godaddy.com.  okay.  here’s the deal.  danica patrick is NOT hot!  she’s not.  period.  end of discussion.  here’s why people are sometimes fooled into thinking she’s hot.  sandwich her in between aj foyt iv and tony kanaan and yeah she looks pretty good.  but sandwich her in between heidi klum and marisa miller and she’s just another pretender.

pick the hot one and danica gets picked every time (except by mrs. foyt iv and mrs. kanaan)

pick the hot one and danica never gets picked.  ever.

danica is not hot.  please go daddy (and sports illustrated and the irl), stop trying to make her hot.

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what a weekend!

March 25, 2008

first things first.  my beloved hoosiers.  what can i say that hasn’t already been said.  i could give my detailed thoughts, but they would pretty much be plagiarizing this.  if you haven’t seen insidethehall.com, i highly recommend it.  these guys give great coverage of the hoosiers and the blog posts are very professional.  there is stimulating conversation on the games, the recruits, the coaches, and anything else that is newsworthy about the men’s basketball team.

ok.  so my hoosiers bowed out early like many thought/knew they would.  i was holding out hope, but didn’t really think they stood a chance.  however, even with their loss, it was a fun weekend to watch basketball.  though my brackets took a beating in tampa, and whose didn’t, my eyes enjoyed what they saw.  12’s and 13’s playing each other for the right to go to the sweet 16.  how can that not be fun?!  i have especially enjoyed watching western kentucky play because their star player, courtney lee, is from indy (oh mike davis, i would have loved to see courtney lee on this team).  i love to see local kids do well in the tourney, no matter who they play for.  this is the hoosiers state, the state the runs on corn and basketball.  i don’t like to see all of our talent, which doesn’t get enough credit anymore, go running to schools out of state.  however, it is nice to see them get their day in the sun.  maybe if w. kentucky gets to the elite 8, we’ll see one of those “touching” documentaries about his childhood during the pre-game or halftime show.

anyways, these are just a couple of my thoughts.  i have a wonderful time watching as much as i could.  this really should be a national holiday.  here’s to this coming weekend finishing just as exciting.

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how fun has this year been for college football?

November 24, 2007

this is one of those times that i wish never worked on a saturday. this year has been simply amazing in college football. i can’t remember a season with more major upsets, polls that change significantly weekly, perennially bad teams are good (indiana) and perennially good teams are bad (notre dame), games that should be blowouts are close and games that should be close are blowouts. this afternoon before i went to work i watch the big ten network’s replay of this year’s bucket game (indiana vs purdue) and got chills watching the hoosiers pull it out. right now i’m watching hawaii and boise st. is it just me or is every player on hawaii’s team way too fast for their own good. they are flying all over the place. and that colt brennan guy is kind of good.

it seems like every game i’ve watched has been plenty exciting. normally i watch closely every game that i have a personal interest in and will watch other games while i do other things. but this year, more than ever, i catch myself watching games that i normally have no interest in like it’s notre dame or indiana playing.

all this great football and now college basketball is starting with the hoosiers looking like they will content for a national championship! er-ric-gor-don clap, clap, clap clap clap!

it’s times like this that i feel bad for ash and addison.