Monday, September 27, 2010

Fantasy Football

My team won by 14. However, it was a close match and my team pulled away at the end. However, it did come down to the wire. Monday night football decided the outcome up my match up, The real Monday Night Football was exciting and a very close game much like my fantasy match up.

This years team I am not overly excited about. I made a move last week and another move this week picking up some decent receivers. The team I face next week is 2-0-1 so it should be another close match up. However, isn't that the point of fantasy sports to add to the excitement of t he real game?

Well, Monday is down. I finished an article and I started a second one. I have a third article in my mind. I should crank out 8 articles by Thursday night. It is going to be tough I really need to get into the zone and it doesn't help that I have a very busy week this week. Oh well we will see how it pans out...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Published: A Pleasant Surprise

Writing has it surprises. I didn't know I had three articles published on Yahoo! Sports in August. All and all it has been a pretty good year for me on the writing side. More people are reading my articles. I take a lot of assignments but I have a lot of freedom to write about what I want to write about. I have done two interviews. I got my first press pass. I am writing poetry again, even if it is just Haiku. I am making more money from it. Not enough to quit my day job but enough to help out with the bills.

However, the coolest thing is to see my work published somewhere different than the usual places. It was neat when I had one article published on Yahoo! Finance in July. In August I had an article published on the WNBA's Crystal  Langhorne,  a stadium review on Nationals Park, and a MLS  Review of RFK Stadium. I have submitted some more articles and I am working on a few more that might show up on Yahoo as well.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Vendyrs

I haven't plugged one of my articles in a while. However, I wrote a review of The Vendyrs debut concert. It was for a charity event I was at. The band is a band of college age kids, who have a pretty tight musical feel to them. They have a 90s grunge feel to them. However, there music really does rock. I like what I heard from them you can read my review here.

They were great, playing for a great cause and were really nice guys. So, if your looking for a band in the Washington, DC area, Frederick, Maryland area The Vendyrs are worth a listen.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

40 years ago...

40 years ago Jimi Hendrix passed away. He passed away at the age of 27, way to young for anyone to pass away. He did a lot in his short life. He was an outstanding guitarist. Some would call him an innovator. Some would call him the best. It is hard to call someone the best guitarist. Different styles, different approaches...but I think it would be safe to say very few where on his level.

I've always wonder what music he would have turned out if he would have lived past 27. What ventures would he have done? Would there be a jazz album? A blues album? Sadly we will never know. Not only was he a fantastic guitar player I also was a fan of his lyrics.

Anyway here is to celebrating his life. Sadly his life ended before mine started but thank goodness there are the recordings...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Pheasants, Beau Swept in Championship

Beau Torbert wasn't able to win any new awards. The Pheasants were swept three games to none. In the series Sioux Falls didn't show much offense. The Pheasants will have to enjoy being Northern Division Champs. Beau had a tremendous season for the Pheasants and stayed healthy.

Well that wraps up the Beau Torbert updates for this season. I will blog about any Beau news if I hear any in the off season. Will Beau be back in organized baseball next year? Will he be back with the Pheasants? I will have those answers.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Today was a beautiful day with nothing but blue sky. Nine years ago on this date it was also a beautiful day. However, that beautiful day changed suddenly when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. The day got worse when the second plane hit the World trade Center. Followed by a plane hitting the Pentagon and one going down in Pennsylvania.

A beautiful day turned into a day of destruction. The destruction of three airplanes, the destruction of the World Trade Center, the damage done to the Pentagon, the casualties, the damaged lives. A day so beautiful turned so tragic. I write about this every year as it is a day that should not be forgotten.

We need a world where Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and people from any religion not mentioned or people of no religion live together as one. We need a world free of fanatics that unfortunately bring hatred on their own people who don't deserve it. We need a world where fanatics don't have their hatred. The world has enough problems and live has enough struggles. The world doesn't need another 9/11.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beau Knows Awards

Beau was named the American Association Player of the Year. He was also named the player of the month for August. Beau Torbert and the Sioux Falls Pheasants can aslo add a Northern Division pennant to their awards. The team is waiting for the American Association Finals.  Here is a link to a great article about Beau and his awards.(Also the source for this blog)

Beau Torbert also won his second American Association MVP Award, his first one he won in 2008. Injuries held him back from winning one last year but he bounced back well this year. The Pheasants Manager Bob Shirley won the manager of the year award just like he did in 2008. Here is a link to that article.

Also from that article here are some records Beau set along the way..
"He won the batting title with a .394 batting average, the highest in both league and team history.""His 100 RBI was tops in the league and set a new team record.""Torbert amassed 155 hits this season, breaking the previous league record (148) and team record (136) for hits in a season.""Torbert also set a team record for doubles in a season and a league record for total bases on one season. " Needless to say Beau had one heck of a season in the American Association, hopefully Torbert and the Pheasants can top it off with a championship.