The NFL Draft: This event has become a yearly tradition for me to watch. I know that it drags on with all that time limit often being taken advantage of to the final minute, but it's fun to see what the future of the NFL might look like with those rookies putting on their new team's cap and jersey. For me personally, I keep a watchful eye on the Chicago Bears' selections. This year I ask for one thing and only one thing... actually two.
1. Pick an offensive receiver, please? Pretty please?
2. NOT MERCEDES LEWIS.
The Bears' defense is pretty nasty as it is, and I don't really know of any spots except maybe the other safety position not held by Mike Brown, that needs filling. The offense, however? Absolute ass. They showed a spark of what their offense could be in their final couple games with Rex Grossman, as they actually showed that they had a passing game. Imagine if they balanced it out, with Thomas Jones hopefully being as good or better than last year running and Grossman passing the ball to Muhammad/Berrian/Gage/etc. Mark Bradley's return can only serve good. I honestly don't think the Bears need to replace their incumbent TE that badly. Yeah Desmond Clark doesn't strike fear in people's hearts but so what? He grabs the necessary balls. This year's TE class is pretty weak IMO, there's no standout TE (except for Vernon Davis, who is going to be stupidly taken in the top 10), since Lewis and Pope and the rest don't exactly inspire confidence in me. Hey what about that UCONN basketball dude? If he follows the footsteps of Gates/Gonzo, that can only be good for the Bears. I can easily see Grossman establishing a rapport with a big athletic TE that acts like he's grabbing rebounds than passes. What the Bears should do with their first pick is grab a WR. Yes, a WR. Why not Derek Hagan or Sinorice Moss? Muhsin Muhammad isn't going to be around forever and Justin Gage doesn't seem to be that gamebreaker that people hoped, so grab a WR and hopefully 1 or 2 of their WRs would emerge as the franchise receivers that the QB needs.
Ok, in the fanofcoils thread, there's those discussions about sniper bans and who deserves a ban/who doesn't. Personally I think the people who were banned, they deserved it, not so much because I don't like them, but more because they had nothing of value to offer. Now for some reason, there are people on this board that seems to share that opinion, however, it's of ME. I don't understand why. I would like to preface that with that I'm not crying about it, not complaining about it, or anything. I'm just legitimately confused as to why people think I'm so terrible. Now it's just the internet, and people shouldn't care what the others think of them, however it is opinions that creates a dynamic on the board, whether it's a positive one or negative one. Take a look at those people who are "established" like Slayer, FFMS, etc, and for the most part, people take to them positively. They're allowed to delve into discussions without someone *coughs* bob barron *coughs* comes in and intentionally try to make the poster look bad, just because he doesn't like that poster. Now truth be told, I'm guilty of this, with past incidents involving Damaramu, EHME, etc. Two years ago, I first became a father. I still retained my personality, because for the most part, one kid is pretty much easy to handle, so I was able to have some "me" time on-line, which was spent on various forums like this one. Last January, however, my little daughter was brought in the world. Now any parents of more than 1 child will know that it's a lot harder to handle two kids. You'd have to keep a close eye on a toddler, in addition to a newborn. Tough but I manage. I love my kids, and while I may come off like an asshole or whatever on the board, I'm for the most part a nice guy who looks out for my friends or family. My wife's in-laws just loves me because of how well I take care of their daughter, and how I am one of those dads who spends a lot of time with his kids. One of the advantages of being a dad at such a young age is that my body hasn't deteriorated yet, so I am able to keep pace with my son, who likes to keep himself active. I also take on a large load of changing my kids' diapers or feeding them or whatnot. Not that I want a medal or anything, don't get me wrong, but that's how it is in my household.
The reason I'm talking about this, is because I frankly don't have time for my detractors. They don't know who I am, they look at a few posts of mine, and decree me an idiot or someone not worth their time. That's fine if I rub them the wrong way, but the last thing I need is for a bob barron or whoever to come in right after my posts and just try to take me down a notch. The internet is about opinions. Am I not allowed to express mine? When my daughter came into my life, I realized, life is too precious and short, that you know what? All the grudges, all the petty bullshit, it didn't matter anymore. Leena hates me, fine. Bob Barron hates me, fine. Whoever else, if they hate me, that's fine. If that's the case, just put me on ignore and leave it at that. It's not so hard. I would much rather be ignored than be ragged on for no apparent reason other than a vendetta. As EHME would say, "they're just catching feelings". Well stop it. If you are a legal adult, act like it. Stop all the petty bullshit. I buried my hatchet with Damaramu, so you won't be seeing any more Porter/Dama crap in college football threads. I think I buried my hatchet with EHME, so nothing between us either. When I first joined, I spoke with Czech Republic and Bob Barron on AIM. We seemed to have civil conversations. I told Bob I enjoyed his SNL recap. I talked about the Cubs with Czech despite my team being the White Sox. Now they're acting like I'm the bane of their existence, it's just stupid and silly.
So in closure, I'm giving those detractors a rare opportunity. An opportunity to get rid of me without waiting for the admin to deem me undesirable and taking me out with a sniped ban. If you want me gone, just say so. I will not waste any more time on this board if I'm not wanted.
Also, if there are ANYONE who feels that I'm a decent guy or a guy worth talking to, and I got banned/exiled, then my AIM SN is Slasherflick, so shoot me an IM whenever you wanna talk wrestling/sports/etc.
Thanks for reading. And my apologies if this sounded emo-ish. I just needed to get it off my chest. Well toodles.
When the evidence is overwhelming in favor of a popular argument, please for the love of god, DON'T FUCKING DISPUTE IT!!!
I'm looking at you, Rrsh and your HBK-biased ass not believing that HBK didn't want to job to Austin, despite Taker, Meltzer, and even the janitor that was at the arena SAYING SO.
Please resume your daily programming.
What I don't understand about people are that they are entertained by the crap that WWE puts out. The Lita/Edge wedding, Muhammad Hassan, CARLITO...
In the old days we were afforded a higher standard due to the competition between WWF and WCW and to a lesser extent, ECW. These days are gone, and the only available wrestling we have without shelling out the big bucks for RoH tapes or whatnot is the WWE. It really saddens me to see that the standard has taken a huge dip in recent years to the point that spitting apples at people or a demon popping up from under the ring during a wedding or things of that nature is wildly praised. It made me realize that the business will never change despite cries by the "smarks". Why? The fans, marks and smarks both, have accepted what they put out as either mediocre or "decent". Not The Californian. Give me good wrestling matches. Give me logical storylines. Give me something that I can hold in high regard. Fuck this low expectation shit.
Friday night... that's the night that most people, besides Saturdays of course, go out to hang/have fun/etc. As for me, it was spent in the recently renamed ipayOne Arena, watching the San Diego Gulls (AA affliate of the Colorado Avalanche) play against the Phoenix Roadrunners. It was my first "professional" hockey game in person. What I saw was absolutely POORLY played hockey. I excused it as the players not really being good enough, it's not NHL, after all, but my god. Has the referees ever heard of the term "icing"? Isn't that shit illegal? I must have missed the memo where it was now allowed. I saw many instances of icing in the game. There was only one "fight", which involved both teams resembling a mosh pit in the corner of the rink. Mick Foley wrote in his book how shameful it was that he saw lacrosse players get in needless fights just to boost ratings/attendances. I saw that last night. It seemed like the players were attempting to create fights with each other for no reason other than just because. It was just terrible. It made me appreciate the NHL much more. Too bad the NHL is the red-haired bastard stepchild of the sports world.
Oh the Gulls lost, 3-1.
Today, I decided to just relax, and wanted to do a "mini-marathon" of Arrested Development, courtesy of my new DVD set. My wife dropped the bombshell that my company was required as she went to the mall to get Easter stuff to make a basket for my son, so I went along with her. We picked out some cute stuff for the basket, so I think our son will enjoy it immensely, as he's big on cars and I bought a lot of cars for the basket. I just came home, and now I'm just going to chill out before resuming my file of Kingdom Hearts II, which is two days overdue at Hollywood Video, oops.
Just filling an entry so it doesn't stagnate. Toodles.
I say imported, because it's supposed to be a witty takeoff on my name. Plus it's not stolen from Hoff or Leena, no siree.
Here it goes:
Full Name: Christopher Robert Stanton/Jones (depending on who you ask)
Nickname: Chris, CJ... uh that's it.
Hometown: Lombard, Illinois
Current Location: San Diego, California
Eye Color: According to some, a very beautiful hazel.
Hair Color: Brown/Red, though it's currently bleached blonde.
Astrological Sign: Lady Justice (Libra)
Birthplace: Marathon, Florida
Do you get motion sickness: No.
Can you play any instruments: Used to drum pretty well, but I'm sure I suck now.
Righty/Lefty? The only right way, in sports I'm ambidextrious (sp?)
Do you like to sing? Only to my kids, because I suck.
Do you like to dance? When the situation calls for it.
Have any piercings? Not at the moment.
Any tattoos? One. A tattoo of a sun on my right arm to represent a life change. For this coming Father's Day, I'm supposed to get another one, but I'm souring on the idea.
Weirdest dream you've ever had: A recurring one where I'm hunted down by Kano of Mortal Kombat fame. That man is my archnemesis.
Biggest turn-off: Hmm, probably dishonesty.
Sweetest friend: Rob Taylor
Wildest friend: Brian Milburn
How many best friends do you have: Just a couple, anchored by the significant other.
What are their names: Marissa (SO), Rob, Brian, Adam
Have a crush: My wife would kill me if I did... though I suppose if celebrities count, Cobie Smulders.
Favorite color: Silver
Favorite girl name: I'd go with Kelsey, my daughter's name
Favorite boy name: Christian
Want to get married someday: I am.
How many kids do you want to have? What I have already (2), no more.
How do you want to die: Jeez, my biggest fear is death, so I'd rather not think about it, I mean, even the most peaceful way to die (in sleep) is still scary, because you're expecting to wake up but never do. I guess a fitting way for me to die is at Kano's hands.
Have you ever had any broken bones or stitches: Cracked skull, Fractured ribs, a lot of sprains in both my ankles and my right middle finger (all football related)
Most embarassing moment: Lost to a chick in a wrestling match in high school.
How many people have you kissed: Who the fuck keeps track? Oh...
How many CDs do you have: 4.
Have you ever committed a crime: Shoplifting and marijuana use are the two biggies.
Have you ever been in a fight: Yes.
If you could be any character from literature or film, who would you be: I'll answer both. Literature- Sherlock Holmes. His deduction skills are astounding, you cannot put one past that man. Film- My TSM namesake, Porter.
If you could be any animal, what would you be: A scorpion king.
If you could have one super power, what would it be: The ability to teleport in a blink. Basically called "blinking".
If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
1. The collapse of politics worldwide.
2. Either a new everlasting power source or inifinite supply of oil.
What is the last book you read: Did you enjoy it? The Collected Works of Sherlock Holmes, yes.
What is the last movie you saw: Did you enjoy it? Fun With Dick And Jane/Lord of War. FWD&J? No. LOW? Yes, even though I left the movie depressed.
Do you collect anything: Stupid, but I visually collect celebrities' nudity. Physically, nothing.
What is your favorite restaurant: TGI Friday's. Just because my sister's a bigwig there.
Do you have any scars: Several.
Have you ever been to the hospital: Yes.
Have you ever stayed up all night: Fuck yes. Video games, DVDs, television marathons, you name it. (For the TV marathon, only Twilight Zone though, that show is the shit).
Do you cook anything well: Yeah, my wife cooks the majority of the dinners, but on special occasions when she wants the food to taste its best, she calls on me to do it.
What is your favorite game: Board- Risk, Video- I like Madden I guess.
Where do you want to go to college: I'd like to finish my college education at USC. Their film school in specific.
What are you doing this weekend: Probably working.
What are you wearing right now: T-shirt and workout pants.
When was the last time you went shopping: Today, food store.
Single or group dates: Single
Where would you most like to visit: I'd like to visit my grandmother in Italy.
The Simpsons or Family Guy: Oh jeez. I don't watch either anymore, but I was more loyal to the Simpsons.
What is your favorite dog breed: Alaskan Malamute
First thought waking up? Why the fuck is my son up now?
Last thought going to bed? This is not the night to die.
Motto to live by: Don't fuck up.
Ok here's the deal, I need buddies to play certain games with.
Madden 06: my handle is SD Slash, so if anyone wanna play Madden 06 with me, look for me there and let me know you're a TSMer or whatever. I think I will be there quite a lot.
MLB 06-The Show: Cannonslash, see above.
NBA Live 05: Haven't set up an account yet, but will do so soon. Info will be posted here shortly.
Really, anyone with any of those games and online capabilities on the PS2, please drop a line in any of those respective game lobbies and challenge/beat Porter.