Monday, December 28, 2009

Urban Meyer Pulling A Brett Favre? (and other goings on)

Quite perplexed by the digital sports intelligentsia in the U.S. trying to compare University of Florida Head Football Coach Urban Meyer's situation in Florida to the ridiculous ongoing off-season dramas of retired-but-not-retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

First of all, Meyer's about face on his resignation for health reasons is different due to the very fact that we're dealing with health issues. Favre's will-he-or-won't-he saga was said to be posturing from the QB to force a move to Minnesota because he had little faith in the skill of the team in Green Bay. The "one more chance" at glory scenario. Completely different ballgames.

Second, Meyer's "drama" happened in about the space of 48 hours, not 4 years, 8 months.

Last night the Twittersphere mentioned Florida itself might be to "blame" for Meyer's reversal after agreeing to cover medical and other associated costs. Seems as good a theory as any.


Don't you get tired of the way that most English football presenters gush over Arsenal's style of play?

I mean, we get it. Lots of elegant passing. Great through balls. Enough is enough already. And I'm a Gooner!


During this holiday season, I was able to finally level Hamsalad (Anvilmar, blood elf priest) up to 80. After all that torture he's going to rest up and work to max his fishing and cooking.

I am pleased that according to The Armory, he's just the second lvl 80 "Hamsalad" toon out there. There are now 47(!) toons called "Hamsalad" listed being at least lvl 10. When I started him out I think there were only 9.


After 2 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes, 26 seconds, my bank alt (the not-quite-so mighty warlock Oatmeal) hit level 2. I had to send him to Org to get some presents for his year of faithful service.


I started a new toon (blood elf hunter) on a random RPPVP server. Forget which one. Should be interesting.


I'm in the closed beta for Star Trek Online. I sort of like it. Like the idea of assembling away teams. Space combat is a little wonky for me. I'm frequently getting outmaneuvered or simply flying right by things. I need some more practice. Okay game for me so far. Of course I dislike the fact that different pre-orders come with different bonuses (ie. I need to buy two copies from different vendors to get the two bonuses I want), but when have I ever liked that?


Finally got Assassin's Creed II yesterday, will be giving it a solid go this week.

Thursday, December 17, 2009