4 - Published February 17, 2011 by in Current Events, Games/Practice


Editor’s Note: Senior captain Dan Helfrich posts.


Wow, wow, lotta action. Today’s post has a lot to do with preparation. We are going to be bouncing around topics, but stick with me. Who knows, maybe you’ll have a Current Events pop quiz in Social Studies tomorrow. You’ll have me to thank for your A+. Go ahead and leave your thank you note in the comments section. Or send me one of those notes your mom made you send to all your gift givers at Christmas. You know, the ones still sitting in your desk drawer from years past. I’d fancy one of those.

Congrats, Egypt!

The Egyptians know what they want, and they know how to get it! I haven’t seen this much dedication since Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to find a Turbo Man doll. Their preparation, I’m sure, was second to none. The bad thing about their victory is the USA vs. Egypt football friendly scheduled for February 9th was cancelled. Couldn’t they have waited until AFTER the game? How important are dysfunctional governments anyway? Jeez. That’s alright, I didn’t feel like watching Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore underachieve anyway. It’s great to see a nation recognize their leader is corrupt and act upon that (I’m looking at you, North Korea).

Ah, the Peoples’ Republic. Kim Jong Il is hilarious. Your team gets to the World Cup, and you don’t let North Korean citizens go? Nope. How about, let’s let the Chinese go and root for us. Here’s a pretty funny parody video on the television broadcast of the 2-1 loss to Brazil.

“Three men cannot stop a nation.” Sure can’t. According to “facts” of Kim Jong Il’s life, however, he may or may not have single handedly won the game had he played. Here are a few “facts” reported by various North Korean news outlets:

He is a fashion trendsetter. Look out, Scott Disick. He had a supernatural birth. Look out, Superman. He invented hamburgers. Look out, America. His first time playing golf, he shot 38 under par with 5 holes in one. Look out, Tiger.

Really great stuff. For more fun facts, go here.

Last Practice Before Virginia Tech

We’ve blogged a fair amount about how the team has been progressing at practice throughout the first month of the season. We had a great practice on Wednesday night that included some special preparation tactics for the upcoming games this weekend. Overall, we think we are coming along nicely and will be giving it our all for two straight days with a good idea of what we want to do. Now we just have to go out there and do it, plain and simple. If we do what we are supposed to, we will have success this season. Not much more to say, really, except that we’re ULTRA EXCITED to play a real game. The collegeLAX Twitter updates are killing me with all the scores. Can’t wait to get out and play. There’s nothing quite like Gameday.

Michael Jordan Comeback

47 year old Michael Jordan decided he was tired of the second worst team in the Southeast losing, so he scrimmaged with them. I mean really, what good is the best player of all time if he’s sitting in a front office desk chair expecting them to win? He’s still got it, though. He’s even better than Dave Chappelle as Prince. Shoot the J, SHOOT IT! Mike’s shot is the essence of wetness. And wetness is the essence..of beauty. This story got me thinking…comeback? I browsed YouTube for a tad. Watch this, if you don’t get goosebumps you are literally banned from mankind.

A Michael comeback would probably ruin my life. I still haven’t been able to recover from the Wizards catastrophe. Maybe he wasn’t as good because he didn’t wear #45 to start off, then switch back when he was ready. Tons of conspiracy theories out there. Either way, that save and lay up at the 1:09 mark is something remarkable. Sorry, Red. Michael is better than Reggie. In my opinion, if he played in this era in his prime, he’d still be considered the best. People lose sight of why he’s the best. It’s because he is.

2 Really Bad Songs Worth Hearing

Love Wayne’s pose at the end.
Moral of the story: If you don’t know how to play guitar, don’t do it.

Grammy Talk

People seem to be confused as to why Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist over Biebs. I don’t know, maybe it’s because she makes music.

Lady Gaga had a busy last week. She released her song, Born This Way (I’ll spare you the time and forget embedding the video).  Then showed up to the Grammy’s in this:

A friend of mine posted this on the old fb:

Which got me thinking. Do you think they hired this guy just in case?

Buster Sword Not That Effective IRL Gif  Buster Sword Not That Effective IRL

But, for serial, why an egg? Wait, what about when she wore that meat clothing-wear?

An egg? Meat? When did Denny’s hire her to promote the Grand Slam?

Lady Gaga’s Song Ranking: poor to poorer

Lady Gaga’s Attire/Denny’s Promotion Ranking: poorer to poorest

Helfrich’s House

Bumped this all day yesterday in the warm weather.

Have a rad Thursday.

Jon signed a D-League contract. How bout that.

First game tomorrow!

Second game Saturday!

Weekly rankings are a theme of mine now I guess.



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4 Responses to Preparation

  1. Michael Shagi February 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Lady Gaga brings the heat in the studio bro

  2. Michael Shagi February 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Lady Gaga brings the heat in the studio bro


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