If you make them play 18 games, they’ll set the building on fire…

So once again we have the NFL and its Player’s Association wasting time with the Collective Bargaining Agreement – basically, we get paid too much money for 10 years of our life, and we want more. Sure. Okay.  Whatever floats your boat, and feel free to raise ticket prices as well, to ensure we all stay home and watch the game in a better at-home atmosphere where we can actually see the game.

One of the main topics is the move from a 16-game schedule (across 17 weeks, teams are given one by-week) to an 18-game schedule. Now, here are my points to mention as to why we should switch it up:

  • Pre-season lasts 4 weeks and takes place immediately before the regular season. Most fans do not care about this month of football, since it means nothing over the course of the season, and in weeks 3-4 the main players don’t even dress up for the game, much less play in it. It’s like we’re watching practice football, and we are supposed to be excited about it. In the 18-game schedule, two weeks from the pre-season will be removed, so that there are only two weeks of “practice” games, and you get to see your favorite players in action before then. Same amount of football, but there’s 2 more games that people pay attention to, now.
  • A secondary by-week would be implemented, thus making the NFL season one week longer. Eighteen games means two bye weeks, as opposed to sixteen games and one by week. This is a better ratio! If you’re going to talk about “ooohh, Austin Collie had three concussions last year, we can’t do this!” then stop crying, because you now have an extra week to heal up. Besides, three concussions? Should he even be playing football at that rate? Hello, Steve Young.
  • This isn’t baseball or basketball where you play multiple times a week. You play once, typically on Sunday, a week for less than 5 months (unless you make the playoffs). That’s not even half a year! Stop crying because your salary per game would decrease. Take a look at Albert Haynesworth, who was paid over a million dollars PER TACKLE last year. Not even per sack. Tell me you’re not overpaid, and we’ll discuss.

Adios, phone numbers!

Apparently we’re having yet another new telephone area code in the San Francisco bay area. Go figure, all of the new cell phone plans outweigh the downward trend of home phone lines and complete lack of pager numbers. Represent the 669…! I can only see numerous sexual innuendos coming out of this.

The past four nights have combined a stunning total of around 14 hours of sleep, and my saving grace is this warm cup of cocoaespressocoffee that I make with our nifty machine upstairs. I’d blame Ron and the brunch that I went up to the city for on Saturday, which then led to breakfast on Sunday morning, but that’s honestly only a small section of the story at this part. On the flip-side, tonight is (tentatively) the first night I’ll be in my own bed since Thursday! You have no idea how I am looking forward to that.

Let’s see.. a couple weeks ago, when I had more free time (ahem), I passed through 10,000 gamer points on Xbox Live. It’s only fitting that the 80 point achievement for being crowned ruler of Albion in Fable III would be the achievement to push me past that milestone. I don’t think I’ve turned on my Xbox 360 since. I was going to purchase a Kinect, too.. but not if I don’t have time to play!

School’s going well. Stats is still a joke, and I have large projects in both my business and microeconomic theory classes, so that should be entertaining to compile together last-minute. Go me!

Lastly, are we tired of hearing about Charlie Sheen yet? Just when we get out and away from Lindsay Lohan, the media becomes fascinated with another drug/alcohol abused victim. I can’t wait to see who our new celebrity target will be once Charlie is completely washed up.

Happy Flashback Friday

So some friends on Facebook have been doing FBF (Flashback Friday) videos for the past few weeks, and I started joining in several weeks ago. As such, I’m deciding also to post the youtube videos on my page. ;)

My rules: early 90s, 80s, or older. YouTube videos must either be MTV music videos, live performances, or something else of the artist. No still frame photos with music in the background.

Click below for my first blog of this genre, Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” made super popular around 1990. Go BBD!

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