Posted on: May 1, 2008 1:33 am

Top ten best places I had wine and more....


Gloria Ferrar Winery, Sonoma, CA

Go married there.


St Emillion, France

Incredible little village with world class wines.


Amalfi, Italy.

Rented a villa for a week and live it up.


St Jean cap Ferrat, France

Best place for lovers.


Biarritz, France.

Best Beach I have ever been to.


Big Island Hawaii

Went to the Chart House and had a blast.



High Country hiked up to 11,000 feet and had a glorious three days and nights.


Evergreen, Colorado

Great wine and great friends in a beautiful winter snow storm.


Pamplona, Spain

Ran the Bulls and drank in celebration, after running.


St. Francis Winery, Kenwood CA

7 of the last ten years gone wine tasting with the family. Great way to keep the bonds.

Let me know your favorites.....

Go Raiders.


Category: General
Posted on: March 26, 2008 10:02 pm

Off sports...wanted... wine lovers

All right, it's not sports, so if that doesn't intrest you, sorry.

My top five favorite all time wines(please no whines to go with that cheese.)

1) Joseph Phelps Insignia... '94, '97 and 2002

2) Chateau Angelus... 2001

3) Joseph Druhin Chassange Montrachet ...'97

4) Pride Mountain Merlot... 2002

5) Chalk Hill Semillion Boytritzed Estate Vineyard Selection... '97

So these are my favorites that I have personally tried.

If you have an interst let me know and post your own fav's.


Category: General
Posted on: March 25, 2008 3:19 am

Next... No let's rank the NFL

Now posting this does not mean I think the #1 team will win the Superbowl, but it does mean I beleive they are the best team right now.

1. Patriots- They still have the most talent at key positions

2. Chargers- I hate to say it but load still on D and great skill play on O. Problem Norv Turner is still the coach.

3.  Jaguars- They came on strong last year and I think they will be more consistent this year.

4. Colts- Manning and Wayne are still there. Alot of heart on this team.

5. Giants- Lost a bit but still the best in the East.

6. Steelers- Gotta like them but big question mark with Parker(health wise)

7. Cowboys- Also great talent but can't seem to get to the next level anymore.

8.Packers- Could slip depending on how well Roger's plays.  If the Pack has to play from behind the D might have alot more pressure.

9. Titans- Young team and only getting better, could put together a nice run but they are in a tough division.

10. Browns- Will they continue to play tough or fall back some?

11. Buccaneers - Gruden is still a good coach and seems to get alot out of his teams.

12- Seahawks- Still have talent and play in a weak division, will it still be enough?

13. Cardinals- Finally have a running game to go with the receivers.

14. Vikings- A good team but they need there QB to step up and be able to make some plays.

15. Saints- Brees needs to have his receivers return to form of two years ago. Bush needs to continue to get better.

16. Redskins- Over achevied last year, or did they?

17. Broncos- Could fall even further if Marshall is really hurt as bad as the rumors suggest.

18. Texans- Finally, seriously on the way up.

19. Bills- Could also be on the way up if they can get a QB for the whole season.

20. Panthers- What happened?  Difficult to figure why they dropped so quickly or at least in just tow years.

21. Eagles- Another team that could bounce back if the bounces go their way.

22. Raiders- If some of there money pays off, they could finally be headed in the right direction, or continue the fall.

23. Jets- Another similar story. Will all that money pay off.

24. Bengals- They are going to continue to fall, cursed franchise. The Cubs of the NFL

25. Ravens- A team that is going to the wrong direction.

26. Bears- Another team with a permanent Superbowl hangover.

27.Lions- Kitna 10 wins again?

28. Cheifs- Another team with very little upside.

29. 49'ers looked like they were going up just before 2007, now where are they, which QB will play. To many question marks.

30. Rams- Again a team that needs a makeover top to bottom

31. Dolphins- The Tuna isn't going to turn them around this season

32. Falcons- Need to say anymore. Pileing on Vick is not fun, but he helped hurt this franchise for at least another year.

Thanks everyone...



Posted on: March 24, 2008 7:16 pm

First to Worst in the MLB

AL East: Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays, Rays, Orioles

      Central: Tigers, Indians, Twins, White Sox, Royals

      West: Angels, A's, Mariners, Rangers

NL East: Mets, Phillies, Braves, Marlins, Nationals

      Central:  Brewers, Cubs, Reds, Astros, Pirates,Cardinals

      West: Diamondbacks, Rockies,Padres,Dodgers, Giants

1 Tigers

2 Red Sox

3 Angels

4 Mets

5 Yankees

6 Diamondbacks

7 Rockies

8 Brewers

9 Indians

10 Philles

11 Cubs

12 Twins

13 Padres

14 A's

15 Blue Jays

16 Braves

17 Mariners

18 White sox

19 Marlins

20 Rays

21 Astros

22 Orioles

23 Dodgers

24 Pirates

25 Reds

26 Rangers

27 Giants

28 Royals

29 Cardinals

30 Nationals

Posted on: March 11, 2008 1:39 am

First Final four Prediction

My biases aside I decided to pick my first final four.  The brackets not set obviously, I hope I hit it for each region.  This one is short and sweet.

East: North Carolina

Midwest:  Memphis

South: Texas

West: UCLA

I actually think that UCLA is ripe for an upset and I like Texas because they can beat anybody.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 9, 2008 1:30 pm

20 + or - games left in the NBA....

My end of season picks for the the East and West and then how the second season will play out.


1)Boston (65-17)

                                                    (4-0)  Boston

8)Chicago (36-46)                                                                   (4-2) Boston

4) Cleveland (47-35)                                                                


5) Toronto (44-38)                                                                                                      (4-3) Boston

3) Orlando ( 52-30)

                                                      (4-1) Orlando

6) Philadelphia (42-40)                                      

2) Detroit (61-21)                                                                    (4-2) Detroit      

                                                       (4-0) Detroit

7) Washington (41-41)

West much more fun.... this year....

1) San Antonio (58-24)

                                                (4-2) San Antonio

8) Phoenix (50-32)                                                             (4-3) San Antonio

4) Houston (55-27)

                                                (4-3) New Orleans

5) New Orleans (54-33)                                                                                                 (4-3) San Antonio     Spurs over the Pisotns in seven games

3) Utah ( 55-27)

                                                (4-3) Dallas

6) Dallas ( 52-30)                                                             (4-2) Warriors

2) LA Lakers (57-25)

                                                (4-3) Warriors

7) Golden State (51-31)

Posted on: February 25, 2008 7:04 pm

Time for my first mock draft.

First 2008 Mock Draft.

1. Miami Dolphins-  Jake Long OL  Michiagan

2. St Louis Rams- Glenn Dorsey DL LSU

3. Atlanta Falcons- Matt Ryan QB Boston College

4 Oakland Raiders- Chris Long DE Virginia

5.Kansas City Cheifs- Vernon Gholston DE Ohio St

6. New York Jets- Darren McFadden RB Arkansas

7. New England Patriots- Aqib Talib CB Kansas

8. Baltimore Ravens- Philip Merling DE Clemson

9. Cincinnati Bengals- Sedrick Ellis DT USC

10. New Orleans Saints- Ryan Clady OT Boise St.

11. Buffalo Bills- Jeff Otah OT Pittsburgh

12 Denver Broncos-  Malcom Kelly WR Oklahoma

13. Carolina Panthers- Sam Baker OT USC

14. Chicago Bears-  Desean Jackson WR California

15. Detroit Lions- Leodis McKlevin CB Troy

16. Arizona Cardnials- Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon

17. Minnesota Vikings- Mario Mannaingham WR Michigan

18. Houston Texans- Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt

19. Philadelphia Eagles- Mike Jenkins CB South Florida

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina

21. Washington Redskins- Derrick Harvey DE Florida

22. Dallas Cowboys- Limas Sweed WR Texas

23. Pittsburgh Steelers- Calais Campbell DE Miami

24. Tennessee Titans- James Hardy WR Indiana

25. Seattle Seahawks- Felix Jones RB Arkansas

26. Jacksonville Jaguars- Reggie Smith CB Oklahoma

27. San Diego Chargers- Brandon Towers CB Virginia Tech

28. Dallas Cowboys- Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois

29. San Francisco 49ers- Keith Rivers LB USC

30. Green Bay Packers- Chilo Rachal OG USC

31. New York Giants- Dan Conner LB Penn St.


Posted on: February 25, 2008 1:41 pm

More East Coast Bias!!!!!!!!

What is up with Duke being ahead of UCLA in the AP poll. Duke lost two, 2 , Dos games last week and dropped two, or three spots. Give me a break, Krzyzewski has not and will not ever accomplish as much as Wooden.  Duke has not won 10 or 11 national championships in basketball.  Duke doesn't have one of the top TOTAL athletic programs in college sports. Give The WEST coast it's props AP.  The coaches and CBS go it right, why can't you?
Category: NCAAB
Tags: CBS, Duke, Krzyzewski, UCLA
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