....this week is just zooooooming by!!...the weekend will be here before you know it!....MVC tourny this weekend and of course the unbeaten WSU squad will be in da house!!!!....I certainly do not wanna jinx them..but I see nothing standing in way of a MVC championship......of course I will be out and about over the weekend so I do hope to see you out and about as well!....thanks as always for stopping by!
...WSU finished a perfect season on Saturday and posted a regular season record of 31 and 0......I mean think about that for a second....31 and 0......Yes I am aware of the fact they are in the Missouri Valley Conference which is in a transitional phase....I am aware that their non conference schedule this year was not exactly...how should I put it...overly intimidating......but STILL....31 and 0 is 31 and 0... and no one can take that from them.....even if they don't make it as far in the tourny this year as some have projected.......31 and 0 is 31 and 0....such a rarity we may never see it again...post season this year will be interesting for sure!!....anyways thank you much for checking in and I do hope to see you out and about very soon! Rick
...Every once in a blue moon a made for tv series will launch that ends up creating something completely unique and one of a kind...which makes it incredibly entertaining and difficult to miss...the last time I have come across this kind of phenomena woould have to have been HBO's The Sopranos...until now......Showtime has joined the ranks with Shameless and I have to tell you I NEVER miss it on Sunday nights!...I realize this type of list varies from person to person ( I mean we all have varying tastes/flavors and I get that) and Shameless is definitely not for everyone...but those of us who like it....REALLY LIKE IT.....it is disfunctional to say the least....strangely fascinating....and definitely character driven....and it takes no time at all to select your favorite character/cast member considering the wide range of representation so to speak....lots going on this week as well as this weekend!!...the Park City Chill kicking off tomorrow!!! Hope to see you out and about soon....Rick
....30 and 0.....when you think about it that really is all that needs to be said....30 and 0...I know I know I know I know...they are a mid major....they have played a weak schedule...if they were in the Big 12 they wouldn't be unbeaten...blah blah blah.....does not change the fact that they are 30 and 0...and NO ONE else can say that right now.....NO ONE....one more reg season game this weekend and there is a good chance they will finish 31 and 0 with a completely unblemished season.....which is incredible I don't care who you are or what conference you are in....WSU is having a year that will go down in the history books for sure!!.....The Park City Chill this weekend and that is always a great time I do hope to see you there....I will most definitely be there throughout the weekend....we are officially half way through the week...downhill slide into the weekend from here! Rick
...It is amazzing the stuff you will find when you relocate...I have found stuff that I simply forgot I had or never even knew I had!!...what is the coolest discovery you have ever made while moving?....I found some old vinyl records I had that have to be at least 25 yrs old!!!....I also found enough loose change to keep me in cold sodas for a while lol.....outside of a few odds and ends I am pretty much moved and believe me I am ever so greatful!!....tomorrow will already be Wednesday....where does the week go?...not nearly enough hours in the day lol....I do hope to see you out and about very soon! Rick
...the big one...the post seasson tourny involving (more than likely) 3 KS schools as well as 61 others from around the nation...is set to get underway in just a couple three weeks!!....I absolutely LOVE this tourny....it is one of the single greatest stories in sports year after year....not because of the amazing conglamoratio of talent.....not because of the ecclectic group of fan bases....but primarily because of the simple fact that there is almost always a Cinderella hidden in there somewhere....and let's face it, who doesn't love a Cinderalla?....KU...KSU...and WSU are all set to make Kansas proud....WSU still unbeaten which is AWESOME!....should be interesting to say the least!....lots happening this week as we are still dishing out 35th b day bash tickets on top of tix to The Chill this weekend! I do hope you had a great weekend and I hope to see you out and about soon! Rick
...Kurt Cobain would have turned 47 today....to be honest I am not a huge fan of NIrvana's music..I mean it's not that I dislike it by any means....I am just not nuts over it so to speak...some of their stuff is more appealing to me than some of their other stuff....overall I like their sound...just not a mega fan so to speak....what I am a huge fan of however is what Kurt Cobain represented...what he achieved whether he meant to or not....the way that he gave a voice to so many who prior to him coming along had absolutely no voice..in anything....you have to take into consideration what was going on in the late 80's/early 90's when he came into the forefront....Hairbands had taken over the radio and were dominating the concert scene in the rock genre..bands such as Motley Crue..Poison....Bon Jovi...etc etc etc...and there is absolutely nothing wrong with what they were doing...they were simply reflecting the times they were in through their music...decadence was king....Kurt Cobain came along and basically screamed at decibals way to loud to be ignored and let the world know that not EVERYONE was on the party wagon...not everyone was having a great time....not everyone was king of the hill....as a matter of fact an entire generation that was just coming of age not only understood Kurt Cobain...but responded to what he was doing in droves......masses...and as a result Nirvana changed the landscape of rock....and moved things into a different direction.....and THAT is something that I totally respect and am a MEGAFAN of...Happy b day Kurt.........Rick
...if you could hire any band to personally perform for you and your friends at your b day party...who would you hire?....there really is no right or wrong answer....let's say the sky is the limit....anyone...who would it be?.....let's say you could go anywhere in the world right now for the next 30 min...where would you go?...or how bout this.....you could see any sporting event live...any sporting event on the planet.....which one would it be?...just some random thoughts to get you through Wednesday...I do hope you are having a great day!! Rick
....anyone who consistently reads my blog knows how much of a baseball fan I am...always have been...it is easily the world's greatest game...I could spend day after day at the ballpark....it is as close to heaven as mere mortals can get....and I have to tell you.......it is that time of year......the time of year in which I simply wish we could just fast forward a couple months and get to opening day!!! baseball just needs to get here!!!!..it is KILLING me!!!!....yes i do have tix for KC/NY this year and you can bet the farm I will be there....with any luck I will score an autograph from Jeter considering it is after all the Captain's final year as a professional ball player....the Captain's last stand so to speak...anyways I do hope to see you out and about soon! Rick
....I hope you had an outstanding weekend!...I must say mine was not bad lol...I did manage to finally go see American Hustler....everyone I know who has seen it recommended it and I certainly could see why!...the characters are diverse and each unique in their own way....which makes it a real easy watch....and the fact that some of it "actually did happen" makes it all the more interesting....I highly recommend it...if you don't make it to the theatres definitely dvd/blu ray this one....Huge things on the horizon as we continue to celebrate our 35th b day....including a very cool specialty weekend....more on that very soon! thank you for stopping by.....Rick.
........We are already steamrolling towards March and it seems as though New Years was just yesterday!!........Chevelle coming to town be listening for opportunities to win those tix as well as tix to the T95 45th B Day Bash featuring MotleyCrue/Alice Cooper!!........not to even mention Rocklahoma which is gonna be off da hoooooooooooooookkk!........I will be at Pleasures tomorrow night from 9 to 11 so please come out and say hi!! Rick
If there ever was a true ambassador for the wonderful game of baseball, it has been Derek Jeter for the better part of the last twenty years.....Derek Jeter announced his plans to retire after this season...he did so via facebook today....I was fortunate enough to actually meet him once in Kansas CIty...although the meeting was brief (all be it just a few minutes) it took me no time at all to see that he is a class act and a breath of fresh air to America's past time...he embodies what is right with professional sports and no one I have ever seen play has the amount of competative spirit/juices he has...he plays the game with respect for it and plays 150 percent every time he sets foot on the field....the Captain will be sorely missed.
....this year is going to be nothing short of UNFORGETTABLE!!...which is the only way to have it considering we are celebrating our 35th b day all year long!!.....Chevelle coming to town....Motley Crue coming to town as well to help us celebrate our b day...and Rocklahoma featuring everyone from Seether to Kid Rock!!!!! It just keeps getting better!!....WSU STILL undbeaten and that is awesome... espectially considering we are just a few weeks from the tourny!....this town will be completely off da hooooooooooooook if WSU makes the final four two years in a row!....I do hope to see you out and about very soon.....thank you for stopping by. Rick
...every once in a blue moon a band comes along that makes such an impact that you will always recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard them for the very first time.....I can recall vividly exactly where I was and what I was doing the first time I heard Guns n Roses...I was on a playground playing basketball with some friends of mine when this kid I knew (who was not a smoker....of cigarettes) came running up to me and while completely out of breath excitedly between gulps of air started to tell me about this "dude from Indiana who had this band on the west coast and they were like really amazing and you gotta check them out"....he then paused long enough to play me a cassette (yes this was back in the day when cassettes existed) of a song called Welcome to the Jungle....and I am the first to admit it hit me like ten bricks...I knew immediately that he had stumbled upon something so unique/special/cool/outstanding that it was only a matter of time before this band would be beyond huge...check out this interview with Sebastian Bach....he talks about the first time he met Axl Rose....click here..www.youtube.com/watch Happy 51st b day Axl! Rick
....By no means am I even about to deny the simple fact that yes.....it is cooooooold out today! I don't care who you are, 6 degrees is coooooold!!...That being said.....believe it or not we could have it much worse....the coldest temperature ever recorded on planet earth was negative 128.6 degrees in Antarctica in July of 1983......in International Falls Minnesota the temp hits zero or below a whopping 60 nights a year....in Fraser Colorado it is not uncommon for the temp to dip to 29 degrees...IN JUNE.....in Hell Norway (yes that is the name of the town) the temp is below freezing over one third of the year!!!....so hang in there, this may not be fun but will be over soon and believe me it could be so much worse!....I do hope you are having a great and warm Wednesday! Rick
January was national soup month!!...what would you say is your personal favorite soup?....there really is no right or wrong answer as it is pretty much a matter of personal taste.....I myself have to go with clam chowder.......NOTHING beats a nice hot bowl of clam chowder on a cold winter day....NOTHING.....and of course the old classic chili is always a good concoction as well....potato soup can hit the spot as well as the classic french onion.....whatever tickles your fancy I do hope you are staying warm and enjoying a nice hot cup/bowl of your favorite soup for National Soup Month! Thank you for stopping by.....Rick
...You have to admit....I CALLED IT!!.....Seattle and the defense.......WOW....I called it last week...I picked Seattle because of that D and what a whomping they put on Denver!!!...I admit I did think it would be closer....can't blame Payton he was in way over his head...I mean he had benefited from a soft schedule all season long...he had yet to come across what Seattle had waiting for him.....it would be like an up and coming fighter beating up on un ranked opponents and building an on paper record that looks outstanding running into a Mike Tyson in his prime....it would get ugly quick and that's exactly what happened....congrats Seattle on your first ring! Thank you for stopping by.....Rick
..The big one in just a couple days!!! I have always said the federal govt should just make that day a national holiday......Seattle and Denver with all the chips on the table...this promises to be an epic match up....an unstoppable offense facing the league's best defense...what some are saying is the best defense in the history of the league....and of course we will be kickin it Sunday afternoon with our home invasion winner while delivering a brand new sofa.a brand new 50 inch hd tv,,,and papa johns pizza spiced up with some lovely T95 rock squad girls....how can you go wrong???...any ways I do hope to see you out and about soon....Rick
....Motley Crue...AND Alice Cooper helping us celebrate our 35th Birthday Bash???? Are you kidding me???? THIS IS GOING TO BE OF DA HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!...July 12th at Intrust Bank Arena...I for one can not WAIT!!!....Motley is nothing short of legendary!!....Tix on sale Sat at Select A Seat outlets!!! Rick