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December 23, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
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Here's an exercise for you - Come up with the one definitive Christmas moment or day?

Here's the problem - Is it possible?

If you've gone through a large share of Christmas Days, you have one or two moments on each day that stands out in your mind. Some have sentimental value, others have the surprise factor and one or two are so surreal, there's no way you can forget it or downplay it.

That's why it is imp...
December 10, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
I have two hours between the start of my abbreviated Thursday night shift and the annual Holiday Party (not Christmas, Holiday). This'll give me two hours away from the office before returning to answer calls from angry coaches. Of course, there's not one drop of alcohol in this equation, which will make the two hours at the party nearly impossible to get through.
So, here's a few more examples of the good life some people have on this glorious December day:

• A Holy Cow:



(AP/MSN...
December 7, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
My column from Sunday’s game. It’ll go into Monday afternoon’s paper, but I wanted to get it out here a little earlier…

SEATTLE — The spirit of giving was in full display on Sunday.
Seattle allowed its visitors the entire first quarter to take over the game, but San Francisco returned the favor with timely turnovers and misplays to give the game and the victory back to the hosts.
The last gift by the 49ers gave the Seahawks the ball late, when Olindo Mare&rs...
December 3, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
I didn't do this, but was passed along by a friend via Twitter...
December 3, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
I didn't do this, but was passed along by a friend via Twitter...
December 3, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
It has been a tough 72 hours for Tiger Woods, whose dirty laundry was tossed into the wind storm created by the lowest-common denominator media (aka TMZ).

Reading through the commentary over the past 24 hours on Woods, the aftermath and the apology, the consensus theory is that he's human. Really. It took this fucking long for people to realize that Tiger Woods - the golfer, the icon, the video game avatar - is human? As if his knee injury-riddled victory in the U.S. Open didn't prove it, it ...
December 1, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
It used to be a yearly rite of passage, one that got you out of school (sometimes) and one that everyone endured as they grew up.

The trip to the dentist.

Between my experiences in the chair and what my daughter went through today, I believe she’s going to have a little easier time going and getting checked up than I did. Even for a small spot filling on a very small cavity spot, she survived it with little trama and pain. I, however, remember all too fondly of my pain and torture at...
November 30, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
Someone had a pretty good weekend:



As I’m typing this, I’m on hold at Electronic Arts (EA), trying to check up on a game order. There are Websites that are easy to navigate. EA Store’s isn’t one of those, especially when you want to quickly find out if/when your game is going to be sent to you. Amazon has a pretty good interface, as well as Best Buy, but a 25 percent off coupon was tough to pass up. Chalk it up to experience this time.

At least the hold music wa...
November 30, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
There’s been a few lately.
• Tiger Woods. Didn’t talk to the police, released a statement that clarified nothing and will sit out his own golf tournament. If you are going to mess around on your wife and flee at 2:30 a.m., make sure you don’t hit anything. And there’s something really funny about the fact that his wife, Elin Nordegren, used a golf club to help him get out. Explain why both back windows were busted? Tiger was getting the hell out of there. And yes, c...
November 30, 2009 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
Tap here to begin writing... I guess that's appropriate when you're tap, tap, tapping you way through a sentence on an iPhone. I'll get back on the computer soon enough, but the game is on and it is easier to go this way than type, run back to the TV and repeat. Modern convenience right there.•••There's been several incarnations of this blog, the first one dating back to 2004 and I've been playing off and on with this format ever since. The first one is/was at JoeUser, which actua...
September 15, 2004 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
New Page 1    "You've got to be kidding me! Really?"    "Yeah, check out the web site yourself. He's there. He's the new sports editor. The guy you replaced is there. Isn't that a kick in the pants?"    "Um... Since I truly never met the man, I guess."A simple phone conversation tonight sent be back into a doubtful, questioning mood and boy, ain't that a bitch!

I'm not going to divulge names, but the guy is a good writ...
April 22, 2004 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
This was taken from my column, And Now…, in The Daily World, Aberdeen, WA, published April 20. Copyright to The Daily World and me.In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the story begins with Alice chasing the white rabbit and embarking upon a magical journey.On Feb. 10, the story of Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett begins with him chasing the white rabbit of National Football League draft eligibility and embarking upon a legal journey.A lawsuit in U.S. District Court from Clarett forced...
April 9, 2004 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
Over the past several months, the spectre of steroids has placed a heavy shadow on Major League Baseball and a phantom in the corner of professional sports in the United States.Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi — three big-time baseball players whispered about by fans, media, other players as being "on the juice." Others in baseball, football, track & field, swimming, other speed-timed sports are also marked as "juicers," truthfully or not. Any sport associated to the IOC has testing progr...
April 9, 2004 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
Hello again.
Welcome back.

Not much going on in this life, just work, house, marriage, stress, money, car troubles, dope dealers across my street, police indifference, political correctness, family, babies, taxes. You know, life.

I have a cousin back in Iraq, this time as a private contractor, helping to get that backward country's Internet and communication systems going. I'd tell you where he is, but then, I'd have to kill you all. Who do you think I am, the Zodiac?
He is in the line o...
December 22, 2003 by rvrfhsiahskfhghia
A quick post:

Joe Namath's incomplete pass on ESPN (audio) — http://home.kc.rr.com/mkbaslee/namath.mp3

Rob