Growing up on a farm in Central Kansas, you don't have a lot of choices. I spent a lot of time listening to the Royals at night, with me, my father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all in the same room. Great-grandad loved Amos Otis and Cookie Rojas. I never appreciated those evenings enough at the time, but now they are some of my favorite memories.
College-wise, it's an easy guess, considering my screen name and the fact that I now live in Lawrence. Jayhawks, baby. I fear that this year being a Jayhawk will pale in comparison to last season (how could it not?) I also pay attention to LSU, since I spent a lot of time in S.E. Louisiana for work in the past.
Love the Chiefs, too, even though it looks like they might rival the Dolphins in suckitude this season. Go away Carl Peterson!
posted by hawkguy at 11:07 AM on August 23
Ditto on the "new comments" button.
posted by hawkguy at 03:40 PM on August 22
Woot! Finally able to log on this morning at work. It's been a long week!
posted by hawkguy at 08:39 AM on July 30
I'm getting the "unable to connect" error a lot too. I couldn't get the site to open this week at all untill Wednesday afternoon.
posted by hawkguy at 01:57 PM on July 17
I saw this on line on niketalk.com yesterday. Why has this not made Sportscenter yet? What an amazing athlete!
posted by hawkguy at 10:38 AM on June 25
Yeah, That's probably my all-time favorite.
posted by hawkguy at 01:25 PM on June 13
Nope. The disgusting part is we had some bad storms in my area last night and I switched to watch the weather at half time. I missed the entire comeback. The weather seems more important the day after a town not too far from here is 85% destroyed by a tornado. That's two in Kansas in two years.
posted by hawkguy at 08:52 AM on June 13
I have. It's almost as much pleasure as it is pain. By the way, the Celtics look like idiots right now.
posted by hawkguy at 09:05 PM on June 12
I just re-read that too. Yeah, that wasn't quite as monumental as BPP's.
posted by hawkguy at 02:41 PM on June 12
No problem, apoch. Work is slow today. I had time to look for it.
posted by hawkguy at 12:47 PM on June 12
The Great BullPenPro rant can be found here
posted by hawkguy at 11:56 AM on June 12
As a four-digiter, I was quite proud. I miss the old dude. The thread is in the locker room archives under "navel gazing." I go back occasionally to re-read it.
posted by hawkguy at 11:07 AM on June 12
Including that one, billy?
posted by hawkguy at 03:50 PM on May 14
Yep, Tin Pan Alley was where Brother's is now. Brother's in Lawrence has a real hip-hop vibe to it and really isn't my kind of place. Brother's in other towns I have been to are sports bars. I preferr Johnny's north of the reiver. Typical sports bar but amazing LCD's and food.
posted by hawkguy at 04:09 PM on May 08
If it was down town, it sounds like Tin Pan Alley. There was a big sign over the door that said "Welcome to Tin Pan Alley. Eat and get out!" Do you remember if it was down town?
posted by hawkguy at 07:35 AM on May 08
He is too legit to quit.
posted by hawkguy at 09:34 AM on May 01
jojo, I think that would have made a fine FPP. Scared the crap out of me just watching it. It would take several large men with firearms to get my acraphobic rear end up that trail.
posted by hawkguy at 08:47 AM on May 01
Sounds great. Doesn't seem like a lot of interest was expressed, anyway. I think a lot of the KC guys might not know the locker room exists.
posted by hawkguy at 07:15 PM on April 29
By the way, I have to be in Philly May 10th through the 16th. Anyone interested in a Phillies game during that time?
posted by hawkguy at 01:04 PM on April 27
Maybe early june, after it warms up. It's cold. I'd hate to sit through a night game right now.
posted by hawkguy at 11:34 AM on April 27
Thanks, grum. It was kind of a surreal experience reading this thread while still half asleep this morning. I did get some good info on bread machines, but I was wondering if I was on the right site!
posted by hawkguy at 12:16 PM on April 16
Cheese Hockey? Damn, but that sounds fun. I had a convention last week, and was schmoozing potential clients as well. Other than that, I was just lazy.
posted by hawkguy at 09:15 AM on April 15
I got it too.
posted by hawkguy at 12:56 PM on March 17
I am in! Damn this sounds like fun.
posted by hawkguy at 08:27 AM on March 09
Just got this news from a friend on +++meetwealthyboomer.com+++ What the hell is up with this on the front page?
posted by hawkguy at 11:42 AM on March 07
Wear diapers. You're covered either way. I just hope I don't have to share a cab with you.
posted by hawkguy at 03:22 PM on March 06
Spitz, I was wondering when someone was going to bring that up.
posted by hawkguy at 02:22 PM on March 06
You only touch yourself at night? I need a hobby!
posted by hawkguy at 05:48 PM on March 04
Yeah, i'm waiting four at least four digits, but I preferr five.
posted by hawkguy at 07:50 AM on March 01
Worse than The Burbs? 'Cause I actually paid to see that piece of crap. I shoulda just huffed paint like all my friends did that night. I want to kill everyone...Satan is good...Satan is my pal!
posted by hawkguy at 04:07 PM on February 28
Good god. That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! I actually paid to see it in the theater.
posted by hawkguy at 03:15 PM on February 28
Only if you call me Al. P.S. Will you be my body guard?
posted by hawkguy at 02:44 PM on February 26
I believe it was 1988, but it could have been 89, but I saw Pearl Jam in a free concert on the Hill here in Lawrence, Kansas. It was the same year I saw Monsters of Rock at Arrowhead. Monsters of Rock had Crue, Guns and Roses, and many other greats. I'll probably catch hell for saying this, but Monsters of Rock was the second best concert I ever attended. Second only to Billy Joel/Elton John at Kemper. That, my friends, was amazing.
posted by hawkguy at 09:56 AM on February 22
Folkways, what artist did you start with? Other people's taste in music interests me as well. (Admins, thanks for fixing the double post. There were three, but I got one deleted in time. PC just borked for a while this morning.)
posted by hawkguy at 12:38 PM on February 19
Folkways, you might enjoy Pandora. You enter an artist that you like, and it will play only music by artists it considers like the original. For example, I keep mine on Billy Joel most of the time at work. It will play Elton John, Springsteen, Beatles, etc, and will run as long as you like. Awesome.
posted by hawkguy at 09:42 AM on February 19
I remember the Pine Tar game. I thought Fred white was going to stroke out! He was just about apoplectic. Then when they ended up finishing the game, he was just brutal to Billy Martin. God that was fun! In 85 when Denkinger missed the call that should have given the Cards the series, even the Royals announcers admitted that it was a terrible call. What people forget, though, is that they played a game after that, and the Cards didn't show up.
posted by hawkguy at 10:24 AM on February 15
Where I live, there are some local legends like Max Falkenstein and Bob Davis, who covered Kansas sports for years. Max is retired now, but I still hear his voice every time I watch KU in any sport, which is a lot. Now Paul Splittorf covers Kansas, and does a great job. On the Royals side, it used to be Fred White and Denny Trease. I grew up laying in bed listening to them both, back when the Royals were good. I looked forward to going to bed as a kid because I could hear them talking about Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis, George, Willie, Frank White, Freddy Patek, etc. Man, those were the days.
posted by hawkguy at 09:50 AM on February 15
Westmoreland questioned what the heck everybody was doing there in the first place, saying it wasn't Congress' role to investigate individual players and that "if we called everyone who was accused of using steroids before this committee, we'd have to shut this place down." Finally, a voice of reason. Jeebus, what are they doing there?
posted by hawkguy at 02:13 PM on February 13
Thanks. I'm sure you all will find my music pedantic, but what can I say? The "Monster Ballads" alone are worth it!
posted by hawkguy at 07:20 PM on February 05
I just clicked on the "join this group" button. I assume this means I'm pending. Anybody got my back?
posted by hawkguy at 06:59 PM on February 05
Where's Fraze been? This sounds like it's right up his alley.
posted by hawkguy at 11:27 AM on January 31
Jeebus. That was like a car accident. I cringed when I saw it, but I couldn't stop looking at it.
posted by hawkguy at 09:12 AM on January 30
I also found SpoFi through MyYahoo (which I never use anymore because SpoFi is now my homepage at home. SpoFi is the perfect homepage. All I watch on TV is sports (except for Scrubs). Hell, I didn't even know till today that Heath Ledger died. I need to get out more often.
posted by hawkguy at 02:10 PM on January 24
Wow, Chico's a few days away from his own six-year anniversary. I thought I was old being a month into my third year.
posted by hawkguy at 09:34 AM on January 24
thanks for all your work on this, terp.
posted by hawkguy at 10:20 PM on January 21
He's not just the president, he's a member.
posted by hawkguy at 05:04 PM on January 18
[vet] I have to admit that I should have e-mailed or brought the spelling and grammar situation up in the locker room. I went back and reread my comment after (dyams I think) brought it up. It came off as extremely snarky even for me.
posted by hawkguy at 12:58 PM on January 17
Nakeman, if that's the worst thing that happens to you this week, you're in good shape. It's an easy fix that another member offered advice on to help him fix. Sarcasm and togetherness from long-time members are part of the deal on SpoFi. That said, you have adapted well. Take it in stride, and remember that you don't even know the guy. I also commented on his spelling, and I think he was kind of combative to you. (Not that I even agreed with you). We may be an on-line community, but we're still a community nonetheless.
posted by hawkguy at 06:44 PM on January 16
Ajaffe, I believe it is a signal to a receiver to start going in motion, or some other type of signal like a silent count. It can be a different signal depending on the offensive system.
posted by hawkguy at 03:28 PM on January 08
Jeebus but the front page is painful to experience right now.
posted by hawkguy at 02:31 PM on January 01
I thought we were sportsfiterfarians?
posted by hawkguy at 09:12 AM on December 24
I don't know about where all of you folks are, but here in Kansas, the weather outside most definitely is frightful, so we will have a white Christmas. Best wishes to all throughout the holiday season. Safe travels, and here's to a fun and interesting 2008.
posted by hawkguy at 04:29 PM on December 22
Heck, if we're swapping things like kids, I'll jump into this one. I need somebody to shovel off my driveway.
posted by hawkguy at 12:01 PM on December 07
Well done, rcade. I like it!
posted by hawkguy at 01:50 PM on November 24
JJ, When in Philly, catch a cab down to Front Street and go to Jim's and have a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with wiz. Best. Ever. Sounds weird, but worth its weight in gold.
posted by hawkguy at 08:42 AM on November 17
Now I'm confused. I don't know whether, by internet rule, I am allowed to post an apology for my ignorance of the "NUF CED Law."
posted by hawkguy at 02:41 PM on November 14
I'm just sayin...
posted by hawkguy at 12:37 PM on November 14
posted by hawkguy at 01:43 PM on November 12
Hang on a tick: what is everyone else here for? Intelligent, diverse sports conversation? Learning more about sports that might not be so mainstream in my area? Learning facts about sports that I like that I might not already know? yerfatma, my sarcasm meter is on the fritz. I hope not to offend.
posted by hawkguy at 10:30 AM on November 06
On edit, lbb's response was far more politacally correct than mine. Well said, lbb.
posted by hawkguy at 10:18 AM on November 06
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