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Originally published on LaxSpot.com on 1/30/08

Punk’s preseason picks are so much more reliable than the other “sources”.  What do they know?  We’ll see.  I don’t care who won last year, they’re not #1 to start out in the Punk Poll. 

1. Virginia
2. Duke
3. Georgetown
4. Johns Hopkins
5. Princeton
6. Maryland
7. North Carolina
8. Cornell
9. Syracuse
10. Notre Dame
11. Navy
12. Towson
13. Loyola
14. Albany
15. UMBC
16. Hofstra
17. Ohio State
18. Delaware
19. Bucknell
20. Drexel

Originally published on LaxSpot on 1/27/08

I don’t know how I can top that All-Time Best of The Wire team post.  Man that show is great.  I watch a week ahead on On-Demand so i won’t ruin anything for ya this week. 

So apparently I messed my NLL fantasy team up by not starting a D-man.  I will have to get on the wires and get a good transition guy.  I’m 0-1 right now and when the site updates, I’m sure to be 0-2 when they re-tally.  I have a good group of guys and I messed it up.  Way to go Punk!

Here’s the guys on my roster:  A good group, I messed up.  I guess my dominance from last year is over.  I’ll rebound just wait.

edm  f   mike accursi 
tor  f   ryan benesch
chi  f   mat giles 
phi  f   dan marohl
buf  f   delby powless
edm  f   ben prepchuk
tor  f   josh sanderson
edm  f   dan stroup 
buf  f   john tavares
col  f   jason wulder 
tor  g   toronto goaltenders

So punk hit up two shows last week which is crazy because I haven’t been able to hit up any shows lately.  The first was a total pop-punk show with The Queers at the Ottobar in Baltimore near JHU.  Punk had a great time sporting his GIANTS jersey in front of those new england pop-punkers.  They rocked even though Joe had a bum voice from playin so many shows over the past few weeks.  I was upset that I missed The Leftovers because the Giants celebration was going on and it took a while to get to the show. 

On monday I hit up the sidebar in baltimore to check out a great local rock n roll band, Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children.  It wasn’t too crowded, but as always they put on a good set.  Goin out on a Monday is always tough even for punk.  This gettin old thing sux.

“Don’t Play with the Dead”

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The Wire

Originally published on LaxSpot on 1/11/08

Punk likes to watch The Wire.  What a great show!  Unlike HBO’s other hit series, The Sopranos, things actually happen in this show and it hasn’t dragged on for years.  Since they’re in Baltimore, you know that they all have to play lacrosse.  If they could only learn to play together, they’d be a sick team.

This is my All-Time starting team for The Wire Lacrosse Club who plays their games out of Clifton Park.

Sgt. Jay Landsman

Frank Sobotka
Quick and versitile feeder from the X.
Det. William “Bunk” Moreland
A Garbage Man on the crease, Bunk loves to use the big booty to shield off defenseman.
Senator Clay Davis
This trash talkin attackman has a rocket outside shot.
Marlo Stanfield
Always looks good in the newest lax gear.
Chris Paltrow
The do-it-all middie who gets the dirty work done.
James “Jimmy” McNulty
If sober, Jimmy can use his moves to score.
Omar Little
Omar loves to swing the lumber and spends a lot of time in the box.

Thomas “Herk” Hauk
Punishes anyone around the crease and hates sprints.

Howard “Bunny” Clovin
He got the nickname “Bunny” from his sick checks.

Joe “Proposition Joe” Steward
Prop Joe’s size makes it tough to score.
 Water Boy   Mascot     
Randy Wagstaff
Reduced to waterboy for snitchin
on Bunk’s stat changing.

Hilarious on the sidelines.

Contains some bad language…so beware.

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Originally published on LaxSpot on 1/2/08

Punk is a fan of all types of music, but what’s the deal with marching bands?  While watching the bowl games this week, I’ve discovered a new pet peeve; and thats the out of date gear that they are forced to wear. 

The feather in their weird hat is does not make anyone feel good.  And what’s up with the strap at it’s chin on the hats as well!?  Seriously?  They have to wear these cheesy looking jackets made of polyester.  They should really update the band attire.  

Living in Baltimore, you can go to a Ravens game and see these folks dressed up all silly too.  I know that there’s a tradition behind it, but why make a kid in the band look silly.  For crying out loud, it’s tough enough to play an instrument.   Don’t get me wrong, these folks are extremely talented.  But dressing up like a clown probably doesn’t make it much easier.

The tuba guy should have the story, “This one time, at band camp…I duct taped down the conductor until he promised us some new threads.”

I guess that I’m glad that the marching band isn’t a big thing in lacrosse.  If you’re going to bring an instrument (which is highly recommended because its cool) please do so.  Just leave the silly outfit at home.

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