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Friday, November 21

Friday Fives

1. List five things you'd like to accomplish by the end of the year. Fix my other guitar 2. List five people you've lost contact with that you'd like to hear from again. old high school pals 3. List five things you'd like to learn how to do. play piano, HTML, better wheelies on my bike, speak better Spanish, be romantic 4. List five things you'd do if you won the lottery (no limit). pay off my truck, pay off your truck, pay off debts for all family members, donate to charity, have use of a lear jet for two months 5. List five things you do that help you relax. play guitar, cook, take baths, drive in the woods, screw around on the internet via Friday Fives.

Wednesday, November 19



So, the geniuses at United are bankrupt, right? They drove the company right into the ground, right? So they figure the best way out is a low cost alternative. ok, I am with them at this point - lower the prices and air travelers will come. This is sound business. However, United decides not to lower prices... but instead launch a new low cost airline. Keep in mind, all this time they are bankrupt and haven't paid the city of Denver a penny of the taxes they owe or the gate fees at DIA.

Now, at this point I am thinking "Well, why not just save all that money of a new airline and new planes and just lower your rates to be competitive?". Well they do me one better when they launched 'Ted' yesterday. Ted is United's low cost fare alternative airline. But here comes the best part, are you ready? Seriously, you are not going to believe this...

Ted's rates are MORE expensive than both United's and Frontier's rates. For example, Ted charges $358 to fly to Phoenix. That is only a 90 minute flight. I just paid $290 to fly to London. This is more than stupid, it makes me angry. The reason being, Denver's economy and DIA's success are both closely linked to United. They are the one and only major airline operating out of DIA. So if you want a good value and a great company, fly Frontier Air, a company from Denver that we are proud of.

* update - Ted airlines only lasted 5 years.  Even better, Southwest Airlines came to Denver.

Monday, November 17

pot in football, part ll

So Mike Anderson can't play football because he got high. However, Bill Romanoski can play football. Let's look at Bill's last two years. He gets busted for speed, obtaining it through a prescription in his wife's name. Still gets to play. Then he gets busted explaining to his teammate he takes the speed to 'keep up with the niggers'... and still gets to play. This year in training camp Romanowski beats a team mate senseless. The player is out for the year, and possibly for his entire career. The player is suing Romanowksi for damages as a result. Romanowski doesn't miss a game. Now he has been busted for steroids and nothing has happened yet. Yet I still get to see him advertising for Blowflex. Romanowski has taken himself out of the game because of excessive concussions, but otherwise is still drawing a healthy salary. Here is a commercial spot for the Raiders "Bowflex: the choice of today's wired up racist thugs" So this is ok, but a running back getting a little stoned on a day off is not?

Sunday, November 16

Who cares about pot in football?

I was thinking about the recent bust of Mike Anderson from the Broncos for pot. He has a four game suspension that will cost him $317,000 as a result. Now, he broke the rules and they are carefully laid out and understood. Also, he is a professional athlete and needs to be held to very strict standards. But geesh, pot? Who cares if the guy smokes pot? Let me qualify this by saying I don't smoke it. I know that only my wife believes me on that, but it's true.

A professional athelete should not be anywhere near 'performance enhancing drugs'. There is no question about that. Neither is their a question that marijuara even remotely enhances an atheletes ability. Can you imagine an announcer saying something like:

man, did you see that catch? I haven't seen a run and dive like that since the great Walter Payton. It's like the kid is all goofed on weed, which the league is should consider testing for. It turns out every young hotshot out of college looking to get a boost in the NFL is taking the pot. Last week Steve McNair threw for 300 yards on the stuff. It appears the athletes are also covered in what can only be described as 'cheeto dust', which is a known side effect of chronic marijuana abuse

part two of this piece is this, can you imagine how much suffering and pain a pro football player endures? Can you imagine how much great and legal drugs they get? They probably have a bowl of percosets with milk every day for breakfast. So, if a 300 pound guy wants to get a little high after using his body as a battering ram for 4 hours a day... I say go nuts! Who the hell cares?