If you like blogs that post totally random articles with absolutely no regularity, then this is the blog for you. Or maybe not.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Game 3: Too much of a good thing?

Ok, seriously, if I wasn't worried after the last post, I am now. Last night, the Nomads trounced the Rockets 10-2. If the world doesn't end soon, then this must be some sort of cruel dream, one that me and the Nomads are eventually going to wake up from. But in the meantime, I think I could get used to this winning thing.

So, this one-sided win further reinforces our first place standing. Our record currently is 2-1-0 (wins-losses-ties) with an actual POSITIVE goal differential (# goals scored - # goals given up) of +2! That means the ball is seeing more time in our opponent's net than in our own. I don't know if the Nomads have ever had a positive goal differential in our entire history.

Next week we'll be playing long-time rivals, the Mongrels, and that should be a good, but tough match for us. Actually, looking at the Fall 2006 record, both times we played the Mongrels, they beat us 4-7. So if recent history is any indicator, the Mongrels might be favored to win. But, looking at it from a statistical point of view, chances are the Mongrels are overdue for a loss and conversely, we're overdue for a win. I guess next week's match will decide which is more powerful: History or Mathematics.

That's a heavy burden for a dinky little soccer game to shoulder.

Meanwhile, in other academic disciplines, look who's violating the laws of physics again...(compliments of Al Jazeera)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Game 2: The Apocalypse Is Nigh!

You never saw it coming. You thought there would always be time. You thought that life would go on as usual.

But you were wrong.

The End Times are upon us, folks, and the final piece of evidence
came last night after the Nomads beat Old Dogs 5-1. While beating Old Dogs is not without its merit, what ultimately is earth-shattering and obviously a sure sign that the World Will End Soon is that after all the league games for the week were played, the Nomads now find themselves in 1st place! That's right, we've gone from last to first in one week. Now, if you can explain a turn of events like that without the involvement of the Final Battle Between Good and Evil, then you're a better person than I.

So, repent to whatever god you choose and prepare for oblivion!

Seriously, how can I possibly be wrong here?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I regret nothing

Tee hee:

Friday, November 17, 2006

I found a picture of your team...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Game 1: I was never the man I once was

So, I've been playing on this indoor soccer team (the Nomads) for about the past two and a half years. And now that I have a new-fangled blog, I thought I'd waste my time and the time of anyone who cares to read it by reporting on the weekly matches..."and there was much rejoicing...yay"...

This past Tuesday evening was the first game of the new winter season. We played a new team comprised entirely of high school soccer players. To better appreciate this story, it's worth pointing out the fact that the average player's age on my team is probably about 30, an age far beyond any hope of being able to keep up with a squad of teenagers. Suffice to say, we got creamed. After 40 minutes of shear punishment, the Nomads walked off the field with a 0-10 beating. And sad to say, we actually played decently for us.

Fortunately, next week we'll play a team that's more in line with our age and experience, not to mention probably with similar healthcare coverage. If anything, we can at least take solace in the fact that our tax dollars probably aren't being used to subsidize their lunches.

I'll let you know how next Tuesday's game goes. Maybe we'll get lucky one of these days and we'll get to play a brownie troop or something. Then I think we might actually have a chance at winning.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

There's soccer in the US?

I have to admit, after being ensconced (yes, "ensconced", that's right, I went there) with the World Cup this summer, I've completely fallen off the Major League Soccer bandwagon. Fortunately, I haven't missed the end of the season MLS Cup, which will be this Sunday. And I'm happy to see that one of my favorite teams, the New England Revolution, have made it to the finals, especially by beating one of the best teams in the league, DC United, 1-0 in the semi-finals.

So, the Revolution will be playing Houston Dynamo for the MLS Cup on Sunday, and it should be a really good match. How good? So good that I might actually remember to watch it.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Look at all the purdy colors

Fall in my backyard:

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The "new" guitar