Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Auto Show greatness

Okay, sorry for the tardiness of the pictures, but here are a few things I culled from the photos I snapped on Saturday:

So the first picture is a Ferrari F430...running on biofuels!?

Here is a nice 650K dollar supercar...a Mercedes SLR:

Next up is the new version of the STI rally car:

Here is Nissan's answer to the 911 Twin Turbo...the Skyline GT-R:

This Lexus IS-F (a souped up version of the IS350) has something to say about M3s everywhere (namely, to suck it!):

And finally, the car I was perhaps impressed with the most is this Audi R8 TDI; it's a turbocharged diesel engine producing 500 brake horsepower, and about 740 ft-lbs of torque at extremely low RPM...and it gets 23 miles to the gallon!

Overall the car show was quite impressive, though I was a bit disappointed that BMW didn't have the new M3 there, and also some of the companies didn't have too much information readily available to check out the specs for their cars. And my GOSH, were there a lot of little rugrats scurrying about everywhere and a plethora of strollers on the show floor...it was quite a beating at times. Mind you, I have nothing against little kids, but the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) is a big people place, not a funhouse for the little ones.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Man, I have really been shirking my duty in keeping this blog updated. I am truly failing at life.

I will definitely have a post sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, as I will be attending the North American International Auto Show this Saturday in Detroit. Hopefully I can get a few interesting pictures to post up here (my understanding is Ferrari has a freaking bio-fuels car at the show!). This is the world's biggest automotive show, and I've been looking at pictures posted on the Subaru forums site I frequent for years now, wishing I could be there. That dream will now be realized (though I've been told it's only good to go to every few years).

To touch on the sports page...Tuna is stealing all our coaches! We lost three more today, not including the recent loss of Tony Sporano, so Wade is going to have to get to work here in the off season. Thankfully we will be able to retain the services of the great Jason Garrett, which I'm sure most would agree is the most critical coaching component of this Cowboys team.

I tell you, this Super Bowl is just completely depressing to me. This time of year I'm supposed to be excited about watching the final clash between those teams which epitomize gridiron greatness, but all I can think about is how much I loathe both teams, and wish they could both lose and award the championship to the Cowboys. I am really not looking forward much to watching the Big Game, though I suppose I will, and I further suppose I will root for the hated New York football Giants, very begrudingly I might add. It's just not really a good time in sports for me now, what with having to endure the Mavericks AND Cowboys top-seeded choke jobs in a 7 month time period, and having to endure another year of A&M mediocrity. I'm not sure how much more my fragile sports soul can endure.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's been a dark and dismal week for me...that Cowboys loss has really not set well with me. I have never had less interest in the Conference Championship weekend, though I do have some hope that with the Green Bay is playing, they might be able to take the P-men in the Super Bowl (come on, we all know that's who it's going to be).

Naturally, my mind is already turning on what moves need to be made in the off season to correct the issues they had this year. I don't know how they are going to do it, but Jerry is going to need to throw even more money into a secondary that already represents a considerable financial investment on his part. They just don't have any depth at corner after Henry and Newman and Roy...he is a shade of his former self. He doesn't seem as opportunistic anymore, and he is becoming more of a liability on the field than an asset. I'm not sure there is much solution there, as he's under the shade of a massive contract for several more seasons...we are probably stuck with waiting for the next horse collar tackle he performs.

Jules Jones is probably done...definitely a good character guy, I've certainly never had any problem with the dude, but after the end of his rookie season I certainly had higher expectations for the guy. I suspect the Cowboys may use a lower round draft pick to grab a runner with some finesse to compliment the greatness of MB3, and perhaps even sign a veteran before camp, and likely cut Tyson Thompson. There will be significant talk about Jerry, the noted Arkansas alum, trading Dallas' two first round picks and likely other picks to get down low enough to draft McFadden, but honestly I would be fairly suprised to see this occur. Jerry, among other people (sorry Coach Ditka) have gotten themselves into trouble trading away multiple high round draft picks for a single player. Obviously, though, I think McFadden will be a stud in the NFL, and if the Cowboys could work something out for a minimal trade, I could probably be on board...I'm just not sure there is any viable scenario for that to occur.

The more likely case for Dallas in the first round is to trade down with the two picks to try and snag a nice receiver, as we all know TO Owens and Terry Glenn just aren't going to have too many more seasons left.

Thank goodness Garrett is going to stay, though honestly, considering he will make head coaching money to stay with a talented team and knows that he will probably be head coach in one to two seasons, it didn't really make much sense for him to leave. He is going to end up inheriting a great team which he already has close ties to, and obviously a good repoire with the owner...it makes financial and career sense for the guy to stay in Dallas.

Oh man, I could probably sit here another hour furthering this offseason discourse, but frankly, I can only sit and think about the Cowboys for so long before I start tearing up like TO Owens...

And because I don't want to end on a downer, enjoy some idiocy:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Many information are available on the Web's.

Indeed, the Web's is a source of many information, as one of my professors informed me. Also, I've been informed that all your base are belong to us.

Cary, thanks for the link to the Hardline commercial, as I remembered when that aired; too bad we'll never see The Hammer again.

Everything is going okay for me so far, I'm just hoping right now the Cowboys are able to win a freaking playoff game, considering that is an event I haven't been able to enjoy since my early high school days. Let's just hope TO Owens can take the field on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Klemick makes pretty awesome blueberry pancakes.