Blog Entry

Finally an All-Star

Posted on: June 23, 2008 9:09 pm

Well, I've been waiting for this moment since May 3, 2008 and I'm finally here.  I uploaded my Bobby Cox avitar and now I'm starting my blog.  Just a basic first entry here. 

Those of you that know me from the boards know I'm a huge Braves fan.  I grew up in Atlanta (having since moved to Athens for school and now my career).  My family had season tickets growing up so I was privledged enough to attend quite a few games.  I was actually there that night in 1995.  You know which one I'm talking about.  The one where Glavine threw a masterful 8 inning one hitter, David Justice hit a solo home run, and Wholers closed out the only championship in Atlanta history.  Yes, I was there.  I have the program to prove it.  I love all things Braves, hell, Atlanta for that matter (with the exception of a certain yellow and gold technical insitution that shall remain nameless) and am a big Bulldog fan.  Athens is where the Lord went on the 7th day to rest, relax, grab a cold adult beverage, and try his luck with some of the beautiful women that reside there.  Its true, look it up in the Bible.

Some of my sports hates:  The Phillies (and the city of Philadelphia, for that matter the whole state.  To hell with the Steelers and the Pirates), The Mets (again lets just put the whole state of NY in there), the Big East, the Pac-10, the Big 10, bandwagon fans (read Rex Sox fans.  I swear they popped up everywhere in 2004), The Cowboys (but I love T.O., he's been a god on my fantasy team for years), The NFC West, Jon Gruden's scowing face (and Bill Cowher's but he's gone now, hopefully for good), I dislike the Pats but love how smug Belichick is, THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (and its fans), Steve Spurrier's visor, artificial surfaces, THE DH, Manchester United and Chelsea, C. Rolando (diving pansy), David Beckham (over-rated footballer), and Vlad Guerrero's nappy hair, and fat closers who pitch to contact (read Bob Wickman and Dan Kolb, 2 failed Braves closers).  Perhaps I can find more things later on but that's enough to get started.


Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2008 9:47 pm

Finally an All-Star

Lots of hates.  You say that about T.O., who I can't stand, which brings up a great point.  How do you keep your fantasy teams from affecting your real teams?  I mean, I can't stand Randy Moss, but I picked him up in a draft several years ago and didn't hate him that year.  It's strange.  It's got to stay seperate in your head, but it's hard to root for a guy one way and not another.

The other part of it is you can't let your likes and dislikes affect who you draft.  It's got to be performance based, or you put yourself in a hole drafting.

Good comment.  It got me thinking.

The Accountant

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