Monthly Archives: October 2011

What a great career for Tony La Russa — CONGRATULATIONS!!

Jose Canseco wishes he could manage like La Russa.

Congratulations to Tony La Russa for a great career! You had a great run with some great players. Thanks for bringing Oakland a title in `89.

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Quick thoughts on the World Series and who I was rooting for

Poor Wash.

That was a fun World Series! That was a fun one for sure.

But when the World Series began, I was partially torn. There were players/managers on both teams that I really loved. But in the end, since one of the teams was the Texas Rangers, I had to cheer for the Cardinals.

The Cards have players I like. They have Albert Pujols, Lance Berkman, Rafy Furcal, Arthur Rhodes, Octavio Dotel and manager Tony La Russa. It was a good bunch of players.

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The Game brings back the West Coast to San Francisco

Last night I got to see The Game in concert. He has been one of my favorite rappers and I remember bumping his music when he jumped onto the scene back in 2004. Since then, I had been listening to his music and enjoying the West Coast flavor.

The concert was in a small ballroom and it was all standing — which I was glad enough to be right up front. I got great pictures and I soaked in the show. I had a chance to get on stage (with a bunch of other people) since I was wearing red. But I was afraid to climb the rail. Oh well, whatever. Next time!

He even gave me a shout on Twitter.

Rest of the playlist is here

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Yeah, so I met MC Hammer today on my way to work…

This guy is too legit to quit!!!

One of the cool things about my job is that I get to meet people that I look up to. I get to talk with lots of great writers that I read and inspirational athletes who are down to earth people. But today might be one of the coolest.

As I approached the entrance doors to the media trailer in the 49ers headquarters, I saw a person walking from the parking lot that looked really familiar. Knowing that I had a short time to identify and say hi, I immediately recognized that person as MC Hammer.

“Hey Hammer, how’s it going?” I asked.

“Good, how are you?” he replied.

“I’m good,” I said.

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The adventure of buying the ‘We Believe’ vs. ‘Dubs’ Charity game tickets

Tickets baby!!! We Believe!!!

Finally! I got tickets to the “We Believe” vs. “Dubs” charity game!

After days and days of waiting to see when the tickets would go on sale, it finally came to be today at noon. I had originally decided to go to to the Great Mall to buy tickets when I found out that there would be a fee if I bought it there. I would avoid a fee of $10 per ticket if I bought the tickets at the event location. Thus to avoid the fee, I went to SJSU to buy the tickets.

Being the cool cat that I am, I knew where to park. I parked right next to Chalateco without having to worry about meters and whatnot. I got there at around 10:45 and noticed nobody was lined up in front of the box office.

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So I got my Facebook hacked yesterday

Quick bit. Saturday, someone sent me a wall post that looked suspicious but I looked at the link they had (it was about Starbucks) and I didn’t think it was a bad link. I clicked it and it sent me to a dead page.

Then on Sunday, supposedly my account sent wall posts to some people about thge iPad2. So apparently, I think that click on my end ended up sending spam to others. I had never had my account hacked before and I always felt that I have done everything right to avoid it. But by one foolish click, it was changed.

I changed my password and I hope that it will be the last of it for some time… or forever.

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Totally awesome show rocked by Chris Brown in Concord!

Last night I got to see one of my favorite artists. Chris Brown has been one of my favorite artists since he stepped onto the scene several years back. I have always digged his style and his dance moves are awesome.

I had been so busy in life that I never actually got a chance to see him in concert until Saturday. And I must say, he was spectacular. Here are some videos of the goodies!

Rest of the playlist is here

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Rosters have been set for the ‘We Believe’ vs. ‘Dubs’ charity game!!

Two anchors of the 'We Believe' team.

Roster has been set for the charity game!!!

“Dubs”: Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis, Dorell Wright, David Lee, Jeremy Lin, Charlie Bell, Lou Amundson and Jeremy Tyler.

“We Believe”: Jason Richardson, Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, Matt Barnes, Al Harrington, C.J. Watson and Ike Diogu.

A little bummed that there will be no Baron Davis or Stephen Jackson… but it’s going to happen!! November 5th! Be there!!!

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Why did it take me so long to get into Fleetwood Mac?

Shame on me. I should have gotten into these guys sooner.

Now first of all, let me give you some background. I knew of Fleetwood Mac for a very long time. But I never got a chance to really listen to them until recently. I knew about them when I was in high school and I was starting to get into my classic rock phase.

The first song that I heard from them (when I knew it was them) was “The Chain” and I fell in love with that song. I then found it it was from Rumours and through reading and other things, I was told that was a great album. I even borrowed it from the library my freshman year at SJSU, but I never really listened to it. I just burned it.

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I can’t wait for the We Believe reunion charity game

I was there... it was the best sporting experience I have ever been to.

Since there is a lockout, several NBA players have decided to do something with their spare time. There will be a charity game between members of the 2007 We Believe Warriors team against the current Warriors team.

For me as a huge Warriors fan, this is going to be amazing. It takes back to the happiest time I have ever been a fan of any sport against the current team. And what’s so cool is that that’s happening right at SJSU.

The problem is that the date has been moved one already and the sale date of the tickets have moved three times already. What is wrong with it? Why all the moving? I know details are so sketchy with gathering around all the old members, but this has got to be resolved soon. I want to see this game so bad!!!

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