March 30, 2009

Final Four

Well I didn't get any of the teams that I selected into the final four. Two of them lost in the sweet 16 and the other two lost in the elite eight. I'll have to try again next year, I guess I better start doing a little more research before I pick. Or I could start picking by who ever has a stronger mascot. Like Weber State would beat Louisville since a Wildcat would kill a cardinal. Maybe that won't be the best idea after all, I'll keep trying to find a new formula though.

I would like to thank all of those who voted in the mascot pole, although many of you failed to leave comments explaining who you voted for and why. We had a three way tie for first between the Blue Blob, the Mountaineer and the Demon Deacon. I will cast the final vote hear and the award goes to-

the Demon Deacon. He dresses nice, he's a spiritual guy who also has a bit of a wild side to him. What a demon deacon is exactly? Well hears a little history-

Wake Forest was founded as a Baptist college originally the mascot was the tigers. In 1923, the Wake Forest football team defeated rival Trinity (later renamed Duke University). In the following issue of the school newspaper, the editor of the paper, Mayon Parker (1924 Wake Forest graduate), first referred to the team as "Demon Deacons," in recognition of what he called their "devilish" play and fighting spirit. Henry Belk, Wake Forest's news director, and Garrity liked the title and used it often, so the popularity of the term grew.

The actual mascot made its first appearance in 1941. As the "Demon Deacon" terminology became more popular, Jack Baldwin (1943 Wake Forest graduate) took the first step and became the first in the long line of Deacon mascots.

"Some of my fraternity brothers and I were just sitting around one evening," Baldwin recalls, "and came to the agreement that what Wake Forest needed was someone dressed like a deacon -- top hat, tails, a black umbrella and all that. We wanted him to be more dignified than other mascots, sort of like an old Baptist Deacon would dress".

Baldwin found an old tuxedo and a top hat, and on the following Saturday, he led the Wake Forest football team onto the field, riding the North Carolina ram. Two years later, when Baldwin graduated, many interested students were willing to continue dressing up as the mascot. Initially, the responsibility to pick new Demon Deacons fell on Baldwin's fraternity, but later it broadened to include all students. Today, special tryouts are held annually for new Deacons, but the competition is very intense.

Number of years later the mascot continued to be the Demon Deacon but the full body was designed after a legendary fan and student named "Doc" Murphrey.

There you have it.

March 22, 2009

NCAA Mascots

The first and second rounds are over. I am disapointed about the lack of teams with name "Utah" that made into the Sweet 16. But I'll get over it. That byu loss helps ease my pain. At least my Final Four is still intact!

There are some great mascots in college sports, here are a few of my favorite from the big dance. Please vote for your favorite.

Otto the Orange The Syracuse Orangemen. I never knew that New York was famous for it oranges. Seems like this should be more of a Florida thing.

Rudy FlyerThe Dayton Flyers. Jumpsuit, belt, big glasses -- who is this trendsetter, Posh Beckham?

The Blue BlobThe Xavier Musketeers. You would think they would have a guy with sword and big hat but no they decided to go with this thing. Maybe there just wasn't enough money in the mascot budget.

The Demon DeaconThe Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Abe Lincoln meets Kanye West. Hotttt.

The MountaineerThe West Virginia Mountaineers. Real men wear fringe, carry purses filled with water for m'lady.

BuckyThe East Tennessee State Buccaneers. A shirt that alludes to biceps and pecs! Um, genius.

The HighlanderThe Radford Highlanders. Naughty schoolgirl skirts will never, ever go out of style.

Big RedThe Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. What's a hilltopper? I'm not sure but I'm certain it's not this thing.

You'd think they could come up with some better names than "The (insert name of mascot here)".
Maybe next week I'll do a poll for who has the hottest cheerleaders? We'll see.

March 16, 2009


It’s my favorite time of year. March Madness. I love this time of year there is so much basketball on it’s great. Lariann likes to call it March Sadness because she doesn’t get to watch what she wants to watch instead she gets to watch two teams she’s never heard of play ball. She then questions who I can sit down and watch a game between two teams that I don’t really care about, the answer is it’s March Madness the one and done NCAA basketball tournament.
I’d like to say that I think Utah and Utah State will make it all the way to the Final Four, but I just don’t see that happening.

I will predict that the Aggies will win their first round game against Marquette and that the Utes will be in the Sweet 16. I also predict that BYU will lose in the first round, I mean they haven’t won a tournament game in like 15 years why stop a good thing right?

Here’s my prediction for the Final Four. We’ll know in a few weeks how good I am at picking these things.

Oklahoma Sooners

Memphis Tigers

Louisville Cardinals

Pittsburgh Panthers

I would also like to know what every one else thinks. I’ve set up a poll featuring the four #1 seeds. Go ahead and place your votes if you think it will be one of them. If not pick “other” and be sure to let me know in the comments who you like and why even if it is just there mascot seems fierce or there school name is cool. That’s usually how Lariann picks her teams. I know it’s tempting to pick the North Dakota State Bison since bison are big and mean but that dosen’t mean their team is and we all think Sienna is a great name for a school but there team might not be so great so be carefull. Belive me if I had my way the Ragin Cagins would be national champs.
I am so excited for this event it’s probably the best sporting event out there, well this and the World Series and the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals and the College Football Bowl games and the Olympics

March 7, 2009

Random Questions

I got sent a couple of these surveys over on facebook. They're mostly random facts about you that people may not know. Some of the questions are funny, some are wierd, and some are disturbing. I thought I would share with all of you some Random Facts about me.


Have you ever made out in a bathroom? No

Do you think the last person you kissed is nice? Yes, she’s better than nice, she’s fantastic!

Who was the last person to call you? Lariann (my wife)

What is the last non-alcoholic beverage you had? Pepso

When is the last time you cried? The last time Lariann and I were up at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and we got some bad news.

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yes, I’d like to let Karl Malone know that Michael Jordan is about to steel the ball from him.

What are your plans for this weekend? Sleep, church, maybe watch some basketball

Ever been swimming in a lake or river? Yes

What’s irritating you right now? CANCER

What radio station(s) do you listen to? Country, 104.3, 101.5, 93.3 and Pop stations 99.5. 100.7, 98.7, 103.1, 101.9, 107.9

Are you afraid of the dark? Only when I’m in the Brigham Young house at night, I swear his ghost is there watching me.

Are you listening to music right now? No

Do you like Chinese food? Yes, love general Tao’s chicken.

What is the last movie you saw in theaters? Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Is there anyone you wish was still in your life? My Grandpa Bredthauer.

Do you get distracted easily? Sometimes

First time you kissed the last person you kissed? After the home coming dance at Weber State in October of 2002

Who is your best friend? My wife Lariann

What was going through your mind during your last kiss? I better hurry to work or I’ll be late.

Is it easier to forgive or forget? Forgive.

Are you jealous of someone? No

Would you live with someone without marrying them? No

Have you ever had a dream about people you love dying? Yes, its become a very really possibility for me though.

Who was the last person you cried in front of? Lariann

Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle? Yes.

Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts? Yes

Have you ever broken someone’s heart? Yes

Do you believe that you are a good boyfriend or girlfriend, Wife or Husband? Most the time, I do have my bad moments where I say stupid things or get angry. I’m not perfect.

What did you do yesterday? Slept till 5pm, went to the fire station three times for false alarms at the same stupid apartment complex, then went back to work that night.

Have you ever dated Someone Older Than You? Yes

What time did you go to bed at and when did you awake? 8am and 5pm

Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Depends on what they’ve done, but most people yes.


1. I have a tattoo: False
2. I like skittles: True
3. I have plans for tomorrow: True
4. I play more than 2 sports: True
5. I love country music : True
6. I am content with my life: True
7. I drink water: True
8. I own an iPod: False
9. I have been to a school dance: True
10. I like winter: True
11. I know someone who has passed away from a disease: True
12. I own more than 5 pairs of Shoes: True


1. Gone to the mall with a whole bunch of people: Yes
2. Taken pictures of youself naked: No
3. Jumped off somewhere that was high: Yes, the high dive at the old Bountiful Bubble.
4. Eaten sushi: Yes, it sucks
5. Cursed around an adult?: Yes
6. Killed something?: Yes, all spiders deserve to die
7. Cried your heart out: Yes
8. Kissed in the Rain: Yes
9. Pet a pig: Yes
10. Failed a class: Yes


1. Your last birthday: Went to work.

2. This day, last week: Also went work, though at a different place than above.


11. The last sporting event you watched? Part of the South Korea vs. Taiwan baseball game in the World Baseball Classic

12. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? Butter and salt

13. Who is the last person you sent a message on facebook? Blake Matthews

14. Ever go camping? Yes, haven’t been for a long time though

15. Do you take vitamins daily? No

16. Do you go to church every Sunday? Most, unless I’m working

17. Do you have a tan? Most the time.

18. Do you like Chinese food over pizza? Gotta go with pizza.

19. Do you drink your soda with a straw? Only if a get it a restaurant or gas station, never from a can or bottle.

40. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Yes

41. What color is your car? Black

42. Do you like cats? No, they suck.

43. How did you get your worst scar? Stiches from cutting my right ring finger on a metal sign, that required surgery to attach some ligaments

45. Last BUBBLE bath? Probably when I was like 7

46. Last meal? Chicken and broccoli alfredo

47. Have you ever dated someone twice? No

48. Have you ever fallen in love? Yes

49. You ever lost someone? No

50. Have you ever slept until 1pm? I do it on a regular basis now, since I work graveyards

51. List THREE favorite colors? Red, purple, blue


1. last beverage → Pepsi
2. last phone call → Lariann
3. last text message → Brad Zwahlen
4. last song you listened to → Sell Out-by Real Big Fish
5. last time you cried→ About 2 months ago

6. dropped your phone in the toilet →No.
7. depended on someone: All the time
8. dated someone twice → No
9. been cheated on → No
10. kissed someone & regretted it → Nope
11. lost someone special → No
12. been depressed → Yes, who hasn’t
13. been dumped → Yeah

14. Red
15. Purple
16. Blue
17. Black

18. Made new friends → Yes
19. Fallen out of love → Nope
20. Laughed until you cried → No
21. Met someone who changed you → No
22. Found out who your true friends were →All ready know that
23. Found out someone was talking about you → No, and if they are I don’t want to know about it.
24. Kissed anyone on your top friend's list → yes, my wife
25. How many people on your top friends list do you know in real life –All of them
26. How many kids do you want to have → 1 is enough for now, we’ll see who this cancer thing pans out first
27. Do you have any pets → Nope, just a two year old
28. Do you want to change your name → Yeah, to Rock Hard
29. What did you do for your last birthday ->Went to work
30. what time did you wake up today → 5pm
31. What were you doing at midnight last night → Working
32. Name something you CANNOT wait for → The playoffs, no matter what sport
33. Last time you saw your father → Last weekend
34. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life → That I hadn’t failed SLCFD’s recruit camp
35. What are you listening to right now → Nothing
36. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom → Yeah
37. What's getting on your nerves right now → People who call 911 for non-medical emergencies
38. Most visited webpage → Sports Illustrated
39. Whats your real name → Everybody knows that
40. Nicknames→ Boomer, but only at KFD
41. Relationship Status → Happily married
42. Zodiac sign → Leo
44. Elementary → Reading
45. Middle School → Farmington
46. High school → Viewmont
47. Hair color → brown
48. Long or short Hair → short
49.Height → 5’9”
50. Do you have a crush on someone → Lariann, and Hannah Montana
52: What do you like about yourself → Sense of humor
53. Piercings → None
54. Skipped Class → In college
55. Right or left handed → right
56. First love → Becky high school girl friend
57. First piercing → Never
58. First best friends → Craig, Chad and Monica, my cousins
60. First pet → Parakeet named Ralph
61. First vacation → Disneyland
62. First concert → Wall Flowers
63. First crush → See #56

64. Eating → Working
65. Drinking → Pepsi
66. I'm about to →Go home
67. Listening to → Nothing
68. Waiting for → My relief to come

69. Want kids → Hopefully
70. Want to get married → Not again, I’m happy with the first one
71. Careers in mind → Full time fire fighter

72. Lips or eyes → Eyes
73. Hugs or kisses → Kisses
74. Shorter or taller → Shorter
75. Older or Younger → Younger
76. Romantic or spontaneous → Spontaneous
77. Nice stomach or nice arms → Stomach
78. Sensitive or loud → Sensitive
79. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship
80. Trouble maker or hesitant → trouble maker

81. Kissed a stranger → No
82. Dined & Dashed → yes
83. Lost glasses/contacts → Yes
84. Sex on first date → No
85. Broken some one's heart → Yes
86. Had your own heart broken → yeah
87. Been arrested → No
88. Turned someone down → Yes
89. Cried when someone died → Yes

91. Yourself → Sometimes
92. Miracles → Yes
93. Love at first sight →No, just Lust at first sight
94. Heaven → Yes
95. Santa Clause → no
96. Kiss on the first date → I do but apparently none of the girls I have dated did.
97. Angels →Yes

98. Is there one person you want to be with right now → Yup, Lariann
99. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time → I had a hard enough time getting one, what makes you think I could get two at the same time?