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Friday Bottom 3: Hairstyles

This bottom 3 really isn’t too hard to compile. You take hair, you do weird things to it that make it look silly, you reserve a spot on the Bottom 3.

Dis-Honorable Mention:

The Mohawk – I wonder if the Mohawk Indian tribe really had this type of hairdo or if it’s just some undeserved moniker. Notable mohawks include Robert Deniro in Taxi Driver and Mr. T of the A Team!

The Bowl Cut – This atrocious haircut was featured in the movie Dumb and Dumber, but one of the most famous persons sporting a bowl cut was Moe of the Three Stooges. You simply take a soup bowl, place it on the cranium, and cut off of shave all the hair that remains outside the bowl.

The Hi-Top Fade – Notable Hi Toppers from the late 80’s and early 90’s were Wesley Snipes, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Big Daddy Kane, Arsenio Hall, and the ultimate Hi Topper, Kid from Kid and Play! I guess people wearing high top’s on their head could not wear a hat.

And now, the bottom 3…

#3. Glam Rock Big Hair – Think Poison, Whitesnake, Stryper, Motley Crew, and old school Bonjovi to name a few. Wait, on second thought, don’t torture yourself. Interestingly, it seems King Louis XIV was the first notable person to sport big hair. The French are always screwing things up! (To all the French out there, I’m only kidding. For everyone else, I’m serious!)

#2. The Mullet – If you don’t know what a mullet is, you weren’t paying attention to the world (especially the South) in the 80’s. A notable person who recently was sporting a mullet is Jesse Santoyo of the Saturn Project. But business up front and party in the back just doesn’t work unless you’re a Major League Baseball player. Billy Ray Cyrus had one of the greatest mullets of all times.

#1. The Jheri Curl – I have known some great people over the years who wore Jheri Curls. I know even this hairstyle was acceptable in mainstream society at one time. But come on! This was just a bad idea altogether. The most notable Jheri Curlers were Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murray, and Andrew Dawson. Here are some good Jheri-sources and a Jheri video. Jheri juice stains can still be found on the backs of seats on the Metro Rail here in Miami. I am not sure if those stains are from years ago, or if there are still people out there who are holding on to the possibility that America will bring back this really bad idea.

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Monday Armchair QB

It was a second week of disappointment for the Dolphins.  Last year, the fins managed one solitary win in 16 tries, and that win came against the Ravens.  The result of the season was a pink slip for Cam Cameron.  Baltimore gambled and hired Cameron as their own coach.  Cameron showed his appreciation to the Dolphins by strolling in town and taming the “wildcat”.  Ronnie Brown’s 4 consecutive game touchdown streak was haulted as Cam and the Ravens won 27-13.

In St. Louis, Steven Jackson finally had his big break out game of the season as the Rams destroyed the Cowboys.  Jackson accounted for 160 yards and 3 TD’s.  My fantasy stud receiver TO came up with a spectacular 30 yards.

How bout them Tampa Bay Devil Rays?  In game 7, they disposed of the Red Sox and are now headed to the Super Bowl of Major League Baseball, known as the World Series.  I predict record low viewership between the Rays and the Phillies.

There is a strong possibility that yours truly, a guru of fantasy football will lose to a team missing three players in his line up.  How embarrassing.

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A Rod gets ripped. Maybe he deserves it.

Jason Stark of ESPN.com rips into Alex Rodriguez for refusing to participate in the Derby.  There are a couple reasons, after reading his article, that I totally agree.  Let me qualify this by saying that I am a fan of the player and man that A Rod is, but I am disappointed recently with his decisions off the field.  This is the last derby in Yankee Stadium, and there are no Yankees participating.  Why?  A Rod says it’s because he doesn’t want to set his swing back 3 weeks and we know he wants that home run record.  Jason Starks says that it’s because he doesn’t want to be in the spotlight giving everyone an excuse to do some more Madonna/Rod tabloiding.  Maybe they will, but that was his choice for bringing her into it.  Maybe they will and maybe they should anyway.  If you are going to be dumb, you gotta be tough.

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The Summer Sports Dead Zone

Every year in late June through the end of August, sports fans, with the exception of die hard baseball fans, experience what could be described as a sports “Dead Zone”. With the end of NCAA Basketball in March and the NBA finals in June, NFL is still months away, and college football doesn’t start until September. OUCH! So we will just sit around and watch reruns on ESPN Classic, Sunshine and FSN dreaming of endzones and pigskins. Baseball is fine for playoffs, but the regular season is Boring, with a capital B. Tennis and golf are OK, but nothing to get your blood pumping every day. We need longer football seasons. No! We need two football seasons. 🙂 The crazy thing is how long the NHL season runs, yet I don’t even watch.

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Sunny Side Up Thoughts

  • It’s raining, it’s pouring!  I love it when it rains at work.  It cools down the power block considerably.
  • The 08 Miami Hurricanes Baseball squad has to go down in our history as a big disappointment.  I am a big fan, but I have to admit with this much talent we should have gone further.  The two teams who beat us were not supposed to go as far as they did.  The Canes had the most talent, the most high draft choices, most wins, and fewest losses in the country.
  • I had a great time fishing in Boynton Beach on Monday.  Read about my first kingfish.
  • I wouldn’t mind heading back up there, but we need 5 people on the boat to make it really cheap.
  • I found myself rooting for a team in the finals that I don’t like (the Celtics) because they were playing a team that I like even less (I hate the Lakers).
  • Why are there so many Super Hero movies out these days?  Spiderman, Batman, Superman, X Men, The Hulk, Ironman, and the list goes on and on!  Is it because people need something to believe in but they are avoiding God?
  • The doldrums of the sports world are officially here.  The NBA finals are the last ray of sunshine before the reality of the bleak sports winter sets in.  Sometimes we have the CWS to look to, but the Canes screwed that one up.  There will be nothing exciting going on until the college football season kicks off.
  • I will be working this weekend, so I won’t be at church.  That is one of the bummers of working where I do.  Working night shift allows me to be at church every week, but working days lets me spend the whole Sunday that I am at church fully awake.
  • Blog traffic has been up bigtime over the past week.  I am going to post my State of the Blog Address shortly.
  • I believe it is going to level off and die back again now that the NBA finals are finished.  You won’t believe how many hits my post about Red Auerbach vs Phil Jackson brought in.
  • It’s cool to see how many people from LPC are joining the Blogosphere.  Especially Billy-barue.
  • I’m going to try and attend the Life Pointe 2.0 Seminar.  Great idea Trav!
  • Last night was my first night at Paul’s life group.  We had a great time talking about loving God and loving each other.  Joey facilitated and did a great job, although we didn’t quite have enough time to finish.  The meatballs were good too.
  • Marcela said she will be presenting the Talk Soup this weekend.  I am looking forward to that.

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Miami will have revenge!

We have eliminated FSU, and UGA is next up if Stanford can go ahead and finish them off. Miami will get their revenge against the lucky Bulldogs.

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CWS: Miami and FSU are leading the way

I disagree with the premise of this article.  But I do find it interesting that the Canes and the Noles are back where we belong, competing for national glory in a major sport.  Conferences do not win championships.  Teams win championships.  I have no conference pride because I don’t really care about any teams other than the Hurricanes.  I get sick of conference arguments because they are usually just crutches to prop up a person’s under performing team.

Miami Hurricanes are the #1 overall seed and will start off against UGA in the opening round of the double elimination tournament.

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