Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Years later, the two future superstars met and fell in love at the University of Maryland. They soon began sharing their joint passion for music and started a band called Savage Animal. After graduating from college, the band had a few unsuccessful stints in small nightclubs around the country before a freak eel-related death of the band's lead singer, Sebastian Bonaparte, put the future of the band in jeopardy. After a year of deliberation, Bella and Thunder decided to continue to perform in Sebastian's memory going on to form the Kitty Terrorists.
The Kitty Terrorists began their tour of the country yesterday playing such hits as Weezer's Say it Ain't So and Nirvana's In Bloom to a sold out New York crowd. Time with tell if the band's instant success will lead to plenty of mind bending drugs, debauchery and sex with fish.
Note from The Paperboy: Yes, I received XBox 360's Rock Band, the newest rhythm-based game, for Christmas and my wife and I are already nuts over it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I don't even know what to say about Eli. He's shown flashes of being a great QB in many games in his 4 yard career, but he put up another horrible game today against the Bills, throwing for a little over 100 yards, 2 interceptions and 2 fumbles - one which wasn't his fault.
It seems like every game he fumbles at least once and it's definitely something that is disconcerting. It's obvious that around the 2nd quarter, the Giants coaches realized that Eli wasn't going to win the game for him so they went exclusively to the running game.
And it turned out to work for the G-Men as the Bills couldn't stop Brandon Jacobs or 7th round draft pick Ahmad Bradshaw - the second coming of Tiki Barber - at all. On the day, Jacobs racked up 145 yards including a 43 TD rumble. He was outdone by Bradshaw who ran for 151 yards, including an awesome 88 yard TD sprint.
Next week will be tough with the Giants going against the 15-0 New England Patriots. It'll be interesting to see if the team rest Plaxico Burress and the rest of their injured players. I think that they should.
After that it's off to face the Tampa Bay Bucaneers on January 5th in the first round of the playoffs. Anything's possible in that game, but Eli better shape up fast if the team has any chance at all at advancing deep into the playoffs.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I'm a crazy person when it comes to liking films and usually end up feeling a lot of movies are just blah and tremendously overhyped. It's been awhile since I truly saw a movie that I truly loved. I must say that I loved Juno.
I thought that the script was both witty and emotional. The acting was excellent. The plot was interesting. And I thought that Ellen Page who played Juno MacGuff was tremendous.
I highly recommend Juno to anyone looking for a good flick. I honestly think it's the movie of the year.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I don't know what it is about him.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I saw the A's Bash Brothers smash their steroid induced biceps into each other after each homerun.
When I was in college, like the rest of the country, I eagerly watched and rooted for Mark McGwire in his pursuit of the Maris homerun record.
I named countless fantasy baseball teams Roid Rage because I thought it was funny.
Everyone knew that steroids and other performance enhancing drugs were a part of baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s. And no one – who had the responsibility and ability to do so (like the Commissioner of Baseball) did anything about it. It's a simple fact and that's why I have no idea why it's such a big deal now.
If athletes don’t care about their bodies, why the fuck should I care about them. My role as a fan isn’t to be the moral compass for athletes or to say that athletes are my idols and should make a good example for young kids. It's to root for my favorite team.
This Mitchell Report “scandal” is the latest in the “fake outrage news” that seems to be so prevalent these days where people cry “Why….why!!! when they should be worrying about things that make a real difference in our lives. ...like What’s going in Iraq lately? How are those poor people still doing in New Orleans? Does any of this matter anymore?
Yes, I know that Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and a number of former Yankees were named in the report and I’m not trying to bury that fact in this blog. What most people fail to realize is that while there were former Yankees in the report many of them weren’t even freaking Yankees when these alleged acts happened. And because of that performance enhancing drugs had little to no effect on the team’s dynasty in the late 90s.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
With four cards to a straight, I decided to play aggressively and when it was checked around to me, I bet $1 into the $1.75 pot. Everyone called my and then I caught my straight!
I was hoping that the last card wouldn't be close to the ones currently on the board as I was worried about getting beat by a higher straight, but alas my fears were realized.
My friend thought about it for another minute and then went all-in with $14.50 of his money to make the pot more than $31 dollars. I had $29 left in front of me and was basically up $9 on the night. What could my friend possibly have? Should I call his $14.50 all-in? Did that Jack improve his hand? Was he holding A,K or K,Q to give him a better straight than me? Or did he have me beat all along and was I just basically throwing my money away?
What would you do in my position? Tune in tomorrow for the mind bending conclusion to my tale.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The story was good. It was fun to pick certain responses to conversations and questions like you were playing an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure book from back in the 1980s. But I felt from the start that the game suffered from difficulty in aiming and shooting your weapons, various graphical glitches and some issues I had with the controller.
Then when I got 10 hours or so into the game, I fell in love with it and started talking to my friends about how it should take home the Game of the Year honors versus such critically lauded successes as BioShock and Halo 3. The story was still great, the weapons started to get better – almost too good as you didn’t even have to aim any longer – and I had forgotten about the graphical glitches. I felt like my decisions made a difference in how the story played out.
I finished the game this weekend and in the end, I felt less than excited about it. The game took 20 hours to complete, which is about double a normal game, but still wasn’t up to snuff with the length of other roleplaying games like Oblivion and Blue Dragon.
Over the course of the last few weeks I have been switching back and forth between playing Mass Effect and Blue Dragon. I’ll be back soon with a full review of Blue Dragon, but I can tell you now, I have enjoyed playing Blue Dragon more than I have enjoyed playing Mass Effect.
Mass Effect was a great game – don’t get me wrong – but I just felt completely unfulfilled at the end of the game. That shouldn’t happen with a Game of the Year. …Back in a few with a Blue Dragon review and at the end of the month with my Game of the Year blog.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Eli was terrible, but so were the rest of the Giants. Last night, in a windy Meadowlands, the Giants did everything wrong. They could not catch the ball to save their lives. Eli threw 34 incomplete passes, half of which were bad throws, half that were knocked down by the wind and the other half that were just bad, bad drops by Toomer, Jacobs, Matthews and a slew of other Giants. How many halves is that?
And Shockey broke his leg and is out for the season....Could it get any worse?
Never fear Smelmooo....I'm sure you'll see a full 10 page blog comment from the Chosen One about the game. Does Blogspot have a limit to words you can write in the comment section. I hope so.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Since you so loyally read my blog on a daily basis, I'm going to offer you the chance of a lifetime. If the Redskins beat the Giants this weekend, I won't write a blog about the game. What I will do is give you the exclusive chance to hijack Deliveries from the Paperboy for one blog entry so you can write your thoughts on the game.
Of course, I need something in return if the Giants do end up beating the Redskins like they should. Any thoughts on my end of the bet and are you interested in this deal?
Monday, December 10, 2007
Despite their ineptness in the Red Zone, tEli played well connecting with his favorite target Plaxico Burress. Burress, who has suffered a number of subpart games as of late due to a nagging ankle injury, came up big with 130+ receiving yards and 1 TD. If he was at full strength, he definitely could have taken home two more TDs.
I’m still not completely comfortable with this team, especially in the playoffs, but a win is a win and with a 9-4 record the Giants are one of the Top 10 teams in the league. Next week, we face the Todd Collins’-led – Todd Collins? – Redskins in a very winnable game.
Is it me or doesn’t Todd Collins look like Tim Couch? Hopefully, he plays better than Tim Couch next week.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
As a world famous journalist - you can tell by the high number of traffic received on this blog - I usually do not respond directly to comments posted on my blog by web surfers, but I figured that I would respond to your comment.
I have posted 3 blogs about Giants losses before and was planning to post a blog after the terrible Giants loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but didn't feel up to it. I was royally pissed after Eli's 4 picks, 3 of which were returned for TDs as you surely saw. Eli has had some good games this year, he's had some average ones and he's had some bad ones. The game against the Vikings was a horrific one and he continued that horrific streak in the first 3 quarters against the Bears before he staged a tremendous comeback - the eighth comeback win in his 28 wins as the Giants QB.
Before it's all said and done, he'll be the best QB in Giants history. Mark it down.
I hope this answers your question.
-The 30 Year Old Paperboy