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Double Dose of Videos

I’ve posted this song on my Facebook, but not on here. I heard somebody blasting this song at the Raiders game on Sunday and I was just laughing. I’ve heard this song before, but it was weird hearing it at a tailgate.

I introduce to you, Tim Wilson.

Skip the first ten seconds.

Discount Booty

On a serious note, “Phase Two” for Marvel has begun. The Iron Man 3 trailer was released early this morning. I watched it three times and I still have no idea what to expect.

May 2013 is so far away, I can’t wait!!

It’s Tuesday and I’m already tired. I have to keep it moving though.

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Hi Weekend, I Missed You

Do you know what today is? October 19, 2012.  When some networks say 10/19 they don’t mean 10/19. Abed say’s it best,  “…where to put 10/19?”

“It’s a feeling within us all” – Abed”

Today was supposed to be the greatest day ever. Not anymore, NBC decided against showing Community today, further postponing it. No love for one of the best shows since Arrested Development. When it comes back, I’ll be waiting. Until then I’ll re-watch the DVD’s.

I have a tiring long weekend in store. It should be fun and I’m pretty stoked.

Saturday:

I shall take my talents to Berkeley to watch Stanford and Cal for The 115th Big Game. It’s weird to watch a rivalry game so early in the season. With the creation of the Pac-12 Network and scheduling issues, this game got the short end of the stick.  Not only is the game early in the season, it’s also start early – Noon. I always felt that rivalry games should be played at night. The issues with TV contracts led this game to start at Noon.

Sunday:

Oakland will be the place to be for about ten hours. The Jags and the Raiders will do battle. This game is winnable  for the Raiders, along with the next two. If they handle business, they can be at 4-4 at the midway point. That is asking for a lot, so I have my hopes on very low.

Congratulations to the Cardinals for being one win away from the World Series! The Giants lose this series because they left about twenty men on base in Game 3.

The past two nights have been nothing but throwback music at the second job.

Here’s something for your ears…and eyes.

Happy Weekend!
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What To Do?

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Here are a few things you guys and gals can do this weekend, courtesy of me.

What to watch:  Argo

Ben Affleck continues to amaze me when he is behind to camera. Hopefully that streak resumes when I check this out on Sunday. The cast looks stellar as well.

Where to eat/drink: Red Rabbit

I’ve only been here twice and the drinks were awesome. Sacramento folks, I recommend ordering the West Indies Sour. For eats I recommend, via Seeking Style, the Rabbit Ravioli. The dish was small, but it was still delicious according to her.

Junk food of the day:

You can’t hate on the classics.

This weekend, I will be involved with one of these three things. Heck, all three might happen in one day.

I hope the Raiders shock the world against the Falcons on Sunday. If they get the victory, then it will be a successful weekend. If not? Well, then….I probably will not post anything on Monday.

Thank you Reds for allowing the Giants to advance to the League Championship Series, NOT!!!

Kudos to the Tigers for handling business against the A’s. I know I have been hating on the A’s but I do know that they have a good squad. They will be tough to handle next year.

Song of the week:

I looked it up, this song was released ten years ago. Still good though.

Story of my life, Grindin’

Happy Friday my peoples!
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Today Is A Slow Day

FINALLY, one of my favorite teams won a game. Granted, USC did not start the game well last night. They gave up 14 points in a span of three minutes against Utah.  Utah was one of three teams I was scared to face this year. The trip to the Pacific Northwest is always a problem for USC. This year they are headed to the University of Washington. The last team?The home game against Oregon.

What a week it has been. Since SUNDAY, my Raiders lost, the Angels didn’t make the playoffs and the icing on the cake? BOTH division rivals(Rangers and A’s) made the playoffs. I work with Giants and A’s fans. I can’t wait for this postseason to be over. Like I mentioned before, the quicker the A’s and Giants get eliminated, I’ll be happy again.

This weekend should be a good one. Bay Area trip and just relaxing. I’m also taking a breaking a break from drinking. That’s how messed up this week has been.

I’m keeping this post short and sweet. It’s Friday. I’ll be back better than ever next week.

After reading my guest post, Josh said I have many female friends. Yes, it’s true.

My only respectable response?

Yeah, I’m that awesome.

Have a good weekend!

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Substitute Post, Replacement Blogger – Go Dodgers!!

For some reason Stephone was unable to do his own work so I am filling in for him. My name is Josh and I don’t believe in Twitter or Facebook. I’m old school, I actually call people and I suck at texting.

I DO work in the media industry in Los Angeles and I have been lobbying for him to move down here. He is trying, but this industry is a tough one.

Since I own this post today, this is my way.

THE DODGERS WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!!!

Stephone’s ANGELS suck.

The Angels should have made a move at the trade deadline for some bullpen help.

I don’t know what to do. He really didn’t give me a layout on what to post.

*I’ll give you 5 fun/interesting facts about him*:

1. Stephone instigates like no other.

2.  He LOVES the Angels, Raiders, USC, Lakers, Ducks. In that order.

3. He can have a serious conversation with you, IF you ask.

4. He has more female friends(hot ones!) THAN guy friends. Makes no sense because he is one ugly mofo.

5. He has a good head on his shoulders for being quite emotional.

Bonus one:

People go crazy for Jordan’s…He goes crazy for Puma’s.

I hope those facts gives you a little bit more insight about Stephone.

I also hope he doesn’t ask me to this again on short notice.

Here is MY favorite video.

I’m done.

Finished.

OUT!!!!!

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Finally Friday

Amazing, we all celebrate once Friday/the weekend arrives and before you know it – BAM! – it’s over. I’m happy, regardless of how quick the weekend always goes.

The second job has killed me this week, chaotic. A small part of me wants to play the sick card tonight. I won’t because they would not appreciate that one bit..

As happy as I am for the weekend, I still have to do more manual labor. This weekend will be known as,  “Moving Weekend”.

Saturday, I shall take my muscle to the Jackson area.

Sunday, I shall take my muscle to the Bay Area.

 The only TWO bright spots for the weekend will be the Raiders game on Sunday

 AND…….

This show is AMAZING.

It’s stories that we read, when we were young, on the tube.

Keeping it mild today.

I wish I had some of this right now…

Soon enough, hopefully.

No rest for the weary. Don’t let my negativity bring down your day.

Remember, it’s the weekend so….

Adios!

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Do You Believe In Miracles? YES!!!!!

Yesterday, yours truly and about 11 other loveable misfits had some fun tailgating at the Raiders/Steelers game. The day went so smoothly compared to other tailgating adventures we have had. We actually arrived in Oakland on time (first time ever).

I have never seen anything like this before. It was pretty awesome though.

Taligating taken to another level.

Greg, the leader of the tailgate, received so many compliments about this. I don’t blame them,  the bar came with the stools AND the umbrella. I have no idea what to expect for next season. It should be interesting.

The tailgate was fun though, just food and booze everywhere. The weather was AMAZING also.

Then it was game time. It was a great game from the start. Non-stop scoring, defense was optional.

Big Ben at work.

Unfortunately, I guess the game was just a bit much for some people. I’m amazed how he found time for a nap. I didn’t sleep, I was witnessing a Miracle in Oakland.

Joe's look is priceless.

Joe’s look is priceless.

Even though defense was optional, the Raiders made stops  when they had to. When they did, it led to this perfect set-up for SeBass.

Game winning kick.

Game winning kick.

It was PANDEMONEIUM!!! The crowd went wild.

While waiting for the crowd to clear, we were able to get a group shot.

Victory group.

Victory group.

The final is scored tucked away in the upper left.

It was a great day. Afterwards we went to San Francisco…for five minutes. I was able to get this awesome picture though…

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

My picture skills are horrible, but I love this picture of the Bay Bridge.

After that minor detour, we went to In-N-Out for some grub and made our way back to Sacramento.

My Sunday started at 4:55am and ended at 11pm. It was a long day, but a successful one.

BONUS??? I didn’t get hammered, which is always good.

Double Bonus???? Old High School folks came up from San Pedro for the game.

Class of 2003

Triple Bonus??????? Ryan and Cindy FINALLY showed up. Better late than never right?

Cindy the chick, Ryan throwing gang signs.

Happy Monday!

MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Treat Yo Self!

So the Endeavour made its trip over Sacramento today. Apparently it was the talk of the town, because pictures of the shuttle dominated my Facebook and Twitter page. I didn’t know it was a big deal. If I knew, I would’ve made time to see it. Of course, history repeated itself. I thought of Coachella. You know, Coachella, the return of Tupac. No?

Tupac made an appearance this past summer during the first weekend at Coachella.

When people first heard about it , they were going nuts!!!
Then the second weekend of Coachella happened, people were like “Eh”.

Safe to say that I feel the same way about this situation. Ever since the journey began, it has been in the media. For me, this was MY second weekend of Coachella.

Enough hating, my television shows are back! The Office and Parks and Recreation. I missed Parks and Rec., but I was able to watch The Office. I know The Office has been a downer since the great Michael Scott left, but the show keeps me laughing so I can’t complain.

I wish Kevin’s bit was available on YouTube because his efforts saving a turtle was awesome.

Here are three words to live by, courtesy of Parks & Rec, for the weekend.

I told the blog world what I will be doing on Sunday in my last past. If you missed the post, I’ll be doing some Tailgating at the Raiders  Game.

I just got word that Raider legend Marcus Allen will be lighting the Al Davis flame also. He should get a nice crowd reaction.

Yeah, he signed it for me.

Saturday? I have no clue. I will just be going with the flow. For now, I’m just counting down the time when my shift comes to a close.

My Friday Favorite Video?

The joy of one-hit wonders.

Enjoy the weekend!

The Tailgate Adventure

RRRRRRAAAAAAIIIIIDDDDDERRRSSSSSSS!!!

I’m excited, this is my first game that I’ll be going to attend as a fan.

(The others were for work.)

If you have never attended a game, YOU MUST.  People always worry about safety, and I’m not against that. I’ve heard people say they don’t want to go to a Raiders games because it’s “scary” or something crazy like they “might get killed”. Really? REALLY?! The Philadelphia Eagles had a jail cell in their old stadium.

Are we really going to be that close-minded? All the negative stuff that happens in stadiums around the country are isolated incidents. If that’s the case, should we stop going to the movies because of the Colorado shooting? Should we stop grocery shopping because we might get robbed? Come on, let’s be realistic. No matter where we go, we try to be aware of our surroundings. We can’t control everything, whatever happens – HAPPENS! We have still have to live our life and enjoy.

Enough with that rant. I can’t wait for Sunday.

I get to go back to this….

And this…

This..

And most important..

These pictures were taken last year against the Patriots.

The Raiders take on the Steelers and it’s a sold out. The crowd is going to be crazy. The crowd will get more rowdy if we pull off the upset.

Every time I go to these games, something crazy happens: BBQ grills falling of a truck, awesome tailgate neighbors, the infamous Raiders/Colts game, etc.  I wonder what this weekend will bring? Hopefully something low-key because I’m getting to old for this @$#^.

It’s always a good time when you go tailgate with friends. You’re just chilling out, drinking and having a good time. I think people fail to realize that’s what is all about. You shouldn’t have to worry about other people if you’re with friends. Only worry when the time comes.

This Sunday will be awesome, if you haven’t gone to a football game – GO!

If you can, go to more than one. I’ve gone to a few different games/stadiums and it’s amazing how each one is different. If anything, you just have to experience it.

If you can, TAILGATE. It’s amazing  seeing all the cars in the parking lot around 9am and smoke in the air from the grills. Everybody is walking around sporting their favorite team with a beer in hand. Most importantly, everybody is there to root on their favorite team.

Tailgate – it’s amazing, awesome and an adventure.

Raiders/Lions Recap 8.25.12

The third preseason game for the Oakland Raiders and the first-team offense was a success, somewhat. Carson Palmer and company have been able to drive down the field this preseason, but unable to punch it in the end zone.  All that matters is the victory at the end, which the Raiders got by defeating the Detroit Lions 31-20.

The Raiders drove down to the Lions 12-yard line on the first drive of the game and could not get into the end zone. To cap it off, Sebastian Janikowski missed a 30-yard field goal wide left.

The Lions countered with a 12-play, 57-yard drive led by Matthew Stafford and it was finished by Jason Hanson. Hanson nailed a 41-yard field goal, which gave the Lions a 3-0 lead with 1:51 left in the first quarter.

Once Detroit took the lead, both teams traded punts. It was on the third series that the Raiders finally punched it in.  It was a 12-play, 86-yard drive finished by Darren McFadden with a 1-yard touchdown run. Prior to the touchdown, Lions DT Corey Williams forced McFadden to fumble. The Raiders challenged that McFadden had already broke the plane and the call was reversed.  That gave the Raiders a 7-3 lead with 6:39 left in the half.

Lions QB Shaun Hill entered the game midway through the second quarter as Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to his non-throwing hand.

“It was just scary to look down and see your hand swelling up by the second,” Stafford said. “That kind of freaked me out. The skin kind of just grew by the second. I didn’t know what was going on.” Team trainers wrapped Stafford’s hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline and X-rays were negative.

After back to back field goals by the Lions, the Oakland Raiders ended the half with a 56-yard field goal by Eddy Carmona and a 10-6 lead.

The second half was the Terrelle Pryor show.

The Lions opened the second half with 7 yard touchdown pass from Hill to Brandon Pettigrew.  Pryor replaced Palmer (17/26, 181 yards) to start the Raiders third quarter.  He scrambled for 59 yards and later shook off a sack for a 17-yard touchdown run in his first series in a quick third quarter, which gave the Raiders a 17-13 lead.

The Big Ten product had some chemistry with rookie wideout Juron Criner. The two connected for on two touchdown passes. One was a 39-yard TD pass that Criner had to twist back to haul in the underthrown ball over a defender.  The second score was a 76-yard pass in which Pryor threw across his body to Criner running a post pattern across the middle of the field.

Pryor ended the day rushing for 90 yards and a score. He also threw for 137 yards, on five attempts and two scores.

The victory was the first for Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen – “Any time you get a chance to get a win, you do nothing but grow from that. We talk about creating habits and you’re either creating good habits or bad habits and today we created a good habit. It’s a good habit to get into winning. I talked to guys before about that’s why we play the game and that are what we went out there and tried to do today.”

The Raiders finish the 2012 Preseason next Thursday at Seattle.

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