Sunday, April 17, 2005

This is the end ...

Well, I hate to do this so abruptly, but it looks like I'm going to have to give up this little ol' blog of mine.

I'm not in trouble or anything; I just don't want to get into trouble. Getting dooced right about the time I a) get married, b) buy a new car and c) start to hunt for a home to buy in the terrifying Washington, D.C. housing market is not exactly a prospect that fills me with glee.

It's been fun, and I really want to thank all of you who have stopped by over the past couple of years. You, dear readers, made it all worthwhile.

I wish you all well, and take care.


Thursday, April 07, 2005

Argument led to Coleman's suspension

Clemson running back Duane Coleman's recent suspension was caused by an argument on the practice field with coach Tommy Bowden, The State has learned.

MORE SPRING FOOTBALL NOTES: From the Greenville News.

ABOUT THOSE UNIFORMS: Well, Bowden likes them. Enough said.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME: Yes, I turned 39 at about 9 a.m. this morning. Yay. This means Cake Day at work, but generally my co-workers will pick up the carrot cake from Whole Foods, so it's worth it. Oh, and Popeye's. It's a semi-joke, but we do love that chicken.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Uniform dismay among Tiger fans

Judging by the comments on the post below, as well as what I've been reading on the Tigernet message boards, folks really don't like Clemson's new football uniforms. The big S.C. dailies report on the new threads here and here.

As for myself, I think we need to give them a chance. The photos issued yesterday show the models without pads and holding their helmets. Not really reflective of football uniforms as they're actually worn, are they?

Let's see the action photos from the spring game next week. We just might change our minds and decide that they're the coolest uniforms (or "costumes," as the wife is so fond of calling them).

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The new uniforms are in ...

And you can check them out right here.

DON'T DIS THE OFFENSE: Clemson's new offensive coordinator, Rob Spence, says his squad is doing better than you might think.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Coleman suspended; defense dominates scrimmage

Uh-oh. Here's some potentially bad news. Duane Coleman, Clemson's second-leading rusher last season, has been indefinitely suspended from the team.

DEFENSE IS THE WORD: The defensive squad dominated Saturday's scrimmage. Sounds good to me.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Spring practice: The media blackout is over!

No, it's not an April Fool's joke. There are lots of updates about what's going on with this spring's football workouts. Just go here, here and here.

FORD, PHILLIPS DO A GOOD DEED: Former Clemson coach Danny Ford and current athletic director Terry Don Phillips will help promote fundraisers for the treatment of mental health problems in South Carolina.

THE FRIDAY FIVE: OK, here goes:

1) What's the one movie you've seen more times than any other?
Hmmm. Tough to say. It's close between Animal House, Caddyshack, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
2) If you could turn one book, comic book or other print story into a feature-length movie, what story would you pick and why?
I would do Bonfire of the Vanities, only I'd do it right. The first film version of this wonderful book sucked on so many levels. I was expecting so much, but it was deeply, deeply disappointing.
3) Whom would you cast?
I'd keep Tom Hanks (he was the only good choice, and the only character in the movie who resembled a character from the book) and ditch Bruce Willis (he was a Brit in the novel) and Melanie Griffith (she was an exotic-looking brunette in the book -- and she was supposed to be from South Carolina, too). Speaking of Griffith, is it just me, or does anyone else think she's a horrible actress? (She's really bad in Bonfire.) Frankly, I've never understood her appeal.
4) What one movie would you like to see "updated for the year 2005"? (Ie, a remake)
How about A Clockwork Orange? We're a little closer to the future that the film foresaw.
5) What one movie are you most looking forward to this year?
This year? Hmm. Can't really say yet. This Sin City thing looks kind of intriguing, though.