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Cookie Monster at a Cubs game

 Even if you can’t stand the Chicago Cubs and/or baseball on TV, you gotta’ admit, seeing Cookie Monster singing at the seventh-inning stretch is worth watching. Given last night’s car accident, I felt the site needed a little levity.

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Stars 2018-19 season ends with a whimper

My team’s tenth season ended without a playoff appearance which is pretty frustrating since we made it all the way to the Calder Cup Championship…only to lose to the Marlies. As per the sources I like to check online, the … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Minigolf

Somara and I have been trying to find new things to do besides going to the movies on our joint day off together. Hard to believe we’ve put off Austin’s famous mini-golf course for like a decade or more. Hell, … Continue reading

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Blood Bowl minis are ready!

Next up…learning the rules to the game! Meanwhile, my miniatures for Blood Bowl are looking fantastic thanks to Pierre’s painting skills. You can check his work via his site. I highly recommend Pierre! My next possible commission for him will be … Continue reading

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Marquette Day 2015

Villanova pretty much had the game under control after five minutes, or at least it’s when I recall tuning out. I mainly attend these things just to see how many of us exist around here. Most Texans only recall my alma mater when … Continue reading

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Austin Spurs (formerly Toros) win home opener!

Another Austin-related goal off my checklist! After 10 years I went to see our own D-League team. The D stands for Development, not the grade you didn’t want in school although it was a passing mark, ask Dan Quayle and … Continue reading

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Mike Modano

Last night I got to meet the man who will be known as the highest-scoring US-born player for many years. Much like Martin Brodeur, Mike Modano now holds or has unified two records held by two great individuals: Goals were Joey Mullen … Continue reading

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Stars roll on in three-peat weekend

Tonight our Stars roll back into action against their other rival, the OKC Barons. We won’t be attending due to other social/household obligations. However, last weekend they amazed us by wracking up a six-point weekend with 18 goals and a … Continue reading

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Stars wow us in season opener (again)

Last night was an awesome beginning to the Star’s fifth anniversary as our team and for the Austin area having AHL-level hockey for the first time. I don’t think we’ve even been part of stronger, more-recognized leagues like the IHL … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day Five, the NFL should play more on Thursday!

The day kicked off with a retro NFL game, the Bears of the Seventies I grew up with made an appearance against the Lions. Well, this was a proxy bet for the Silders’ oldest kid TJ so the bookie will … Continue reading

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Vegas 2013: Day Two, Thursday Night Football!

Our first real, full day here. With the site-wide Wi-Fi, things are a lot easier. I couldn’t resist on not checking my work stuff. Holy buckets, over 100 e-mails already in 36 hours. My favorite was from the boss (Eddie … Continue reading

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Vegas Day Three: Brush with Greatness & the World

Herman’s dad was generous again to treat us to a breakfast buffet, this one over at Bellagio. The upside of arriving late paid off too. We arrived during the last 15 minutes of breakfast so the lunch goodies were put … Continue reading

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