Posts from August 2001


There’s a great article on parity in college football at Slate.

Memory Loss

Wow! I can’t remember the last time I read something this scary.

Anything But Down

Anything But Down – Sheryl Crow you don’t bring me …


It’s been a Jane weekend here at I don’t know why. For some reason I’ve had Jane’s Addiction’s Jane Says and The Velvet Underground’s Sweet Jane stuck in my head since late Friday. Odd, that. I guess it’s time to go to work …

Great Caesar’s Ghost!

As if the blogover at A Large Head wasn’t enough, check out the new face of TeamBilly HQ! What’s gotten into those folks this weekend? It’s a dadblum Texas revolution, I tell ya! Amazing stuff from that little state… just amazing.


Somehow I stumbled upon a very useful tutorial on how to name all of Shakespeare’s plays in under a minute. link via

A New Head!

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! A new head looms! I was thinking of saying something along the lines of, “Like sands through the hourglass, these are the heads of our lives.” Or maybe, “Is that a phoenix rising from the ashes? No! Hark! ‘Tis a large head!” But I decided against it.


Y‘know what? I really love ESPN. There was an excellent essay in Sports Illustrated a few weeks ago about how ESPN is in danger of MTV-izing itself: showing ‘television shows’ tangentially about sports instead of showing what everyone wants to see – games and scores. The article made a good point. I’m totally in favor


Trot Nixon worked the count against Texas reliever Danny Kolb, and the strategy worked in favor of the Boston Red Sox. Nixon hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning on a 3-2 pitch from Kolb and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 7-4 Friday night.

ESPN College Rivalry Challenge

It’s almost that time of year again! You know college football season is nearing when revs up the Tostitos? Great Rivalry Challenge …

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