Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:06 am
Edited on: January 10, 2011 9:07 am

Let's make each other laugh...

Even though my beloved Packers pulled off a tough upset win yesterday at Philly, I still had to come back to work today, and I need a laugh. So please post links to your favorite youtube videos below. I'll get us started...


I laugh hysterically every time I see this. I know you will too...jive a$$ monkeys

Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:02 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 12:05 pm

11/22-Lazy Joe's Texas 'vacation' (gay film fest)

With Joe being in Texas veiwing gay films such as "Saving Ryan's Privates" and "Freeing Chad's Willy", it is my duty to keep the Caption Challenge going so you guys don't lose focus. I'll make sure Joe includes these points on his blog. Here goes!!

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Week in Sports: Oct. 15 - 23

How to play:

It's simple, really. Look at the sports-related pictures above, and give us your funniest caption for any or all of them. You can write as many captions for each as you would like.

The challenge runs daily, Monday-Thursday. Each day's competition will usually be posted by noon ET, and will usually end around 11 p.m. ET. On Monday and Wednesday, Community member ktopp24 will be the judge. On Tuesday and Thursday, I'll run the show. If one of the judges decide that your caption is the funniest or most clever submitted for that picture, it will be declared a winner.

Winning captions will be announced when that day's challenge ends. There will be one winner for each picture, and also one winner for the person who can string together the 5 best captions all with the same theme.

You will be awarded one point for each winning caption that you post. You will see a running tally on the scoreboard, which will be posted at the beginning and end of each day. At the end of each month a champion is declared, and we shower that user in praise and adulation! We add his screenname to the Wall-O-Fame, and then we start everyone's score back at zero.

November Scoreboard
1. River_Rat - 16
2. D2Moo - 10
2. BuccinGator - 10
3. kmvenne - 9
4. Mr. Mo-Chi - 7
5. Buuba J - 5
6. WarpedMind - 4
7. skinsinsk - 3
8. Koufax32 - 2
8. Mister Peabody - 2
9. ktopp24 - 1
9. EagleMtnAirtax - 1
9. bluenosecanuck - 1
9. reed8992 - 1

Previous Winners: kmvenne (9), River_Rat (6), BigBluMasochist (3), Strictly Butta (3), theriverrock (2), BuccinGator (2), Jalap, Mister Peabody, Train Drailer, turbozo, NFL-Solomon, Badger_colorado, TennFan1972, Mr. Mo-Chi

Posted on: September 10, 2010 4:46 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 4:47 pm

The NFL's Fab 11

OK, let me start out by saying that, yes, I am a homer. And I always will be. Being from Wisconsin, if you are not a Packers fan, you might as well be wearing a skunk on your head because nobody wants to talk to you. So even when the Packers record was 4-12 three years ago, if you asked me I would tell you that we were good enough to be in the Super Bowl. That's just what a homer does. But at the same time, I also know that nobody will ever go to the Super Bowl with a 4-12 record. I'm not stupid, just a homer.

Now this year, is different. The Packers are rated high on experts charts all over the country. Offensively and defensively, we are up near the top of everybody's lists. So this year I can say with confidence that we are good enough to go the distance. But of course, there are other teams out there that are also good enough and of course one of those "other teams" must be an AFC team. So, here is my list of 11 teams that I feel have a great shot at going to Dallas on that 1st Sunday in February....in no particular order either:

Indianapolis Colts - The Colts were 14-0 before they shut it down last season - and improved their offensive running game. But despite reaching the Super Bowl, Manning added fuel to his reputation as a playoff underacheiver in the loss to the Saints. I expect him to bounce back nicely though.

Baltimore Ravens - Joe Flacco isn't an elite QB yet, but the addition of wide receivers Anquan Boldin, Donte Stallworth, and TJ Houshmanzadeh could speed up the process. The defense's only weakness is the lack of a shutdown corner, though it could be a costly one.

Minnesota Vikings - Unless QB Brett Favre is over the hill, which is unlikely, the Vikings are the most talented team in the NFC. Still, the losses of receivers Sidney Rice until at least mid-season and third-down back Chester tayler to free agency could slow the offense.

Dallas Cowboys - The Cowboys have the talent to reach the Super Bowl, but they couldn't protect QB Tony Romo last year and didn't do much to help the line. In addition, coach Wade Phillips has yet to show he can win in the playoffs.

Atlanta Falcons - If QB Matt Ryan continues his climb toward elite status in his 3rd season and free ageny cornerback Dunta Robinson solidifies a leaky secondary, the Falcons, badly banged up last season, could be the NFL's surprise team.

San Diego Chargers - The Chargers are the NFL's most talented team, but they've been playoff failures under coach Norv Turner. Those nasty contract disputes with Vincent Jackson, Marcus McNeill, and Shawne Merriman can't help but be a negative influence.

New Orleans Saints - The Super Bowl jinx - 10 of the past 11 winners failed to reach the conference championship game the following season - won't be a factor. Repeating with a defense that used smoke and mirrors will be.

Green Bay Packers - It's easy to say that QB Aaron Rodgers has done everything but win the playoffs, but he put up 45 points against Arizona last January....and lost. Blame the NFL's #2 defense, which crumbled against elite QB's in 2009 and returns mostly the same personnel.

New York Jets - Believe it or not, the Jets' bandwagon is bigger than the Packers'. But not even coach Rex Ryan's swagger and the NFL's best defense will be enough if second-year QB Mark Sanchez doesn't reduce the costly interceptions.

Pittsburgh Steelers - The Steelers are still the Steelers, or at least they will be with Roethlisberger returns from a 4-game suspention. By then, they will be playing catch-up in the division race.

New England Patriots - QB Tom Brady must have a career year because the Patriots are without defensive line stalwarts Richard Seymour and Ty Warren and the receivers are shaky with Wes Welker coming off knee surgery and Randy Moss griping about his contract.
Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:54 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 4:04 pm

Brett Favre, by the numbers

Being a lifetime Packer fan has brought me alot of joy in the last 18 or so years. Especially during the "Farve Era". He and Mike Holmgren together brought Green Bay out of the cellar and into the mainstream as a team that was hard to beat. So, I will ALWAYS be a Brett Favre fan, except the 2 weeks per year that we play the Vikings. That is, until he retires...for good...maybe. Anyways, here are some very interesting things I discovered about his lifetime stats. So I thought I'd share...

- When Brett throws his 9th TD pass this year, he will have more TD passes than Joe Montana and Steve Young....combined.

- As of the 2009 NFL season, Brett Favre has thrown 497 regular season TD passes. The next closest active contender is Peyton Manning....131 behind.

- Favre currently has 69,329 passing yards to his name. This is exactly 400 more yards than Phil Simms and Jim Kelly....combined. Yes I know that Kelly only played 11 seasons and Simms only played 15, but this is a hell of an accomplishment.

- If Brett Favre throws for more than 4000 yards this year, it will be the 6th time in his career reaching that level. Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Jim Kelly, Jim McMahon, and Roger Staubach all had a combined total of....wait for it....wait for it....ZERO. Hell, even Elway and Namath only did it once. The only other player to do this more times than 6, is Peyton Manning with 9.

I'm sure there is alot more that I could come up with but this is all that I will bore you with for now.

Posted on: August 3, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: August 3, 2010 9:09 am

8/3 - Lazy Joe vacation Caption Challenge - Day 2

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August scoreboard

1. River_Rat - 2
1. skinsinsk - 2
2. PheasantPlucker - 1
2. BuccinGator - 1

Posted on: August 2, 2010 12:22 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 12:25 pm

8/2 - Lazy Joe vacation caption challenge - Day 1

Well, with Joe being on vacation until next week, I've made the managerial decision to keep the contest going. Joe obviously would make the final decision but I will do my best to have him use these scores in his August contest. Let's keep the party rollin'!!!

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Week in Sports: July 31- August 5

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Week in Sports: July 31- August 5

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Running of the Brides

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August Scoreboard

no scores yet
Posted on: April 14, 2010 12:14 am
Edited on: April 14, 2010 12:18 am

I don't mean to brag but....

...tonight was probobly one of the greatest nights of my life. Well, more so my brother's life, but partially mine also. Here's how it went...

My 40 year old brother has epilepsy. It was discovered when he was 6 weeks old when he had his first seizure in his crib and my parents freaked out and rushed him to the hospital. It was devastating for them, but they have managed to live life with it and so has he. But that's not the reason for this blog. You'll see in a second why I mention this.

Now, my brother loves sports. Green Bay Packers football, Wisconsin Badgers anything, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, he even loves coming to my son's little league games. So, it goes without saying that he loves to play sports as well. He is a member of the Special Olympics in our area. They play softball, basketball, bowling, flag football, you name it and they play it. Tonight was the beginning of their basketball season. And it was awesome.

A few weeks ago all the families of the players were told to be at the local high school gym at 7PM on April 13th....tonight. But nobody knew why. They didn't usually play basketball there. Is this just a new venue they can play at? Were they going to play our high school team? Nobody would answer these questions. They just kept saying, "Make sure you're there." Well, all right, if you say so. So the last few days, the anticipation grew and grew. What was going on? Only a few people knew and they were keeping a very good secret. 

So, April 13th rolls around and still no word as to what is going on. But we stopped asking questions anyways because we would get the standard "No comment" response. So we just waited until it was time. It was 7PM and we were now in the school locker room with butterflys doing somersaults in our stomachs. Finally somebody opens the door and tells us we can go into the gym. Ok....thanks. But what is going to happen when we get there? Still no answer. 

So we walk into the gym expecting to see clowns or a bunch of people yelling "SURPRISE" for no apparent reason. But that didn't happen. We opened the doors and there were bleachers packed to the gills with people clapping a cheering for us. They were screaming as loud as they can and we had no idea why. We are asked to move to center court where about 12 police officers are waiting for us. Now I start thinking, "Did I pay that speeding ticket?". Wait, that can't be why we have a bunch of cops here. They didn't lure us here to arrest us. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?? So, it was about this time that one of the cops grabbed a microphone and made the following announcement (This isn't verbatim, but it's close)...

"Attention everybody in the stands. You all know why you are here (huge applause), but these great people down here do not. Should we let them in on the secret? (everybody screams NOT YET!!!!). All right, let me just say a few words and then we can tell them. I just need to say that these people down here are the reason that police officers like me love doing our jobs. I love seeing there faces when we help them, I love seeing there faces when we play sports with them, and now is they time to repay that gratitude. With the help of the Dane County Sheriffs department, the Oregon Wisconsin police force, and a few people within the Special Olympics committee, it brings me great pleasure to show you who you will be playing basketball against tonight.....The Green Bay Packers!!!!"

WHAT? The Packers are here? No way, they've got to be kidding. It's probably some stunt doubles or some crazy smoke and mirror trick. But nope, from the other locker room, out walked James Jones, Jermichael Finley, John Kuhn, Trevor Ford, Nick Collins, Desmond Bishop, and Kraig Lumpkin. Holy crap!!! My brother is going to get to play basketball against some of his heroes!!! All the players started screaming, crying, laughing, chearing, jumping, and yelling all at the same time. The Packers were high fiving, hugging, and jumping with them. I couldn't be happier for him. This was going to be awesome.

Now the game starts and I have my doubts. I mean, these guys were trained athletes and my brother's team was the Special Olympics. Granted, they are athletes in another sport but I'm sure they're alot better at basketball than my bro's team is. But they really made it fun. It was kinda like a Harlem Globetrotters game. They would lower my brother's team's basket to 7ft and raise the Packer's basket to 12ft from time to time. The Packers would try some Alley Oops or some crazy a$$ dunks and the crowd would cheer. The refs would call fouls on the Packers when they weren't doing anything. They would allow my bro's team to have 8 players on the court. All crazy stuff like that. The crowning moment for me was when James Jones allowed my brother to take a dunk to the hoop on him. It was really cool. Nobody really kept score but I like to think that we won. Weather the score was 10-2 or 100-2, my brother's team won.

Everyone hated when the final buzzer sounded and we all expected the Packers to just wave goodbye and walk out the back door. But they didn't do that either. After the game was over, all the Packers stayed on the court and all the kids were brought down so they could meet the guests of honer as well. They stayed around and signed autographs and posed for as many pictures that people wanted. I bet they hung around for 90 minutes after that last buzzer. I have nothing but respect for these 7 guys. They made it an absolutely amazing night for everybody.

As I was sitting back watching my older brother beam with pride, I couldn't help but reflect on how far he has come. Back when we were kids, everybody picked on him because he was different. He wasn't like everybody else so they tried to make him feel like he was worthless. And I was the little brother so there wasn't much I could do except try to protect him. But I was usually just pushed aside because I was the "little" one. But he never let it get to him. He would usually just walk away and I never understood why, until now. He wanted to be the bigger person and let the morons be morons. Well, Mr. Moron, look at my big bro now....he's playing basketball with the Green Bay Packers. And I couldn't be prouder.
Posted on: February 12, 2010 9:13 am
Edited on: February 12, 2010 3:34 pm

2-12-10 - Lazy Joe's....Ratopp style, round 2

Once again, River_Rat will be judging the contest today. So no reason to brown nose me this month. Don't forget about the theme and challenge points!!

Challenge Point: A tribute to ktopp24 (oh boy...I can only imagine how this is going to go...heaven help me)

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