Thursday, December 13, 2007

Kitty Wigs! Electric Blue

Kitty Wigs! Electric Blue

Chinese Kitty Wig Factory Worker: Why fat lazy Americans need? I haven't eaten in three days? (via Three)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Coach's Birthday/Xmas

Do something nice for yourself - buy Coach a gift. He wants a shirt from Threadless. It doesn't have to be this Communist Party shirt. You know what Coach likes.

Buy one for yourself too, they are only $10 until December 16. BTW, Coach wears an XL.

Now playing: Carla Bruni - La Noyée
via FoxyTunes

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down . . .

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a song written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot in commemoration of the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald. This all went down November 10, 1975.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Amy Winehouse taking a line

She be a role model for next season. New rule - everyone grows a beehive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Waxing About Christmas Wish BooksL 1985 Edition.

I must be old because this list really hits home.X-Entertainment - Waxing About Christmas Wish BooksL 1985 Edition.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Greetings From Arrowhead

Greetings From Arrowhead
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA

Much love.

MPLS see you soon.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA

I am in Ames for KSU vs. ISU. Tomorrow Chiefs vs. Packers in KC. I am there.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

2007 Punchy Awards

Good times. Fun is what got us to where we got and we didn't have enough of it last night. Word is that most people left after Coach (I was sick) took off. Everyone that left early except for me will be running killers before our first game next year.

1. New Coach (in case Coach dies) - Jeff
2. School Teacher of the Year - Leah
3. Best Sportmanship (Female) - Jackie
4. Best Sportsmanship (Male) - Tyler
5. Rookie of the Year - Tyler
6. Most Likely To Knock Someone Up - Todd
7. Most Likely To Get Knocked Up - Meg
8. Sexiest Lady - Rachel
9. Sexiest Man - Tyler
10. Dude MVP - Ryan
11. Lady MVP - Janna
12. Smartest - Coach
13. Saigon Award - Ryan

Friday, September 21, 2007

Dream Vision

This came to me last eve:
Saltimboca in a shot glass, muddle a small amount of ham, drink through a cloth napkin.

Saltimboca is usually an italian dish not a liquid. I think this means we should order Saltimboca Friday at the Punchies.

Coming soon: Online Awards Voting.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question

US American's this is old, but I love it so much.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

26 Hour Pulled Pork

It was worth the wait. After 26 hours of smoking it was still moist and juicy.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

8 Mile Prequel

Nas is right, hip hop is dead. If the date on this video is correct, it died in 1989.

ONN: The Skull F--king Bill Of 2007

Please show your support for this bill by contacting your Congressperson.

Friday, August 31, 2007

New 2008 Lady Bulldog Uniform

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State Fair Update

I found a new player for next year. This guy is sweet. His shirt unironically features a Trans Am logo. I am going to try to carpool with him.

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State Fair Update

I found a new player for next year. This guy is sweet. His shirt unironically features a Trans Am logo.

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Minnesota State Fair Food

Carl's Gizmo sandwich: seasoned loose ground beef & pork in a hoagie bun, covered with red sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. The stand is on Cooper, between Murphy and Lee.

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Meg's Sloppy Joes

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

brownies with chipotle-cherry whipped cream

Bon Appétit | March 2007 A dollop of chipotle-cherry whipped cream adds a sweet and spicy note to purchased brownies.

Makes 6 servings.

1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chopped cherry preserves
1/4 teaspoon canned chipotle adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Purchased brownies
In a large bowl, whisk heavy whipping cream with chopped cherry preserves, chipotle adobo sauce, vanilla extract, and almond extract until peaks form. Serve with brownies. © CondéNet, Inc. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 27, 2007

2007 Punchy Awards

The long awaited 2007 Punchy Awards will be held Friday September 28 at the beautiful downtown Buca di Beppo. Come join the glamerous mens and ladies of Minneapolis Co-Ed D-League softball at this gala event.
View the eVite

We'll have awards for MVP, Sexiest Man, and some other olde standbyes. We are looking for some new award ideas too so suggest something.

Past Punchy Award Winners

Sunday, August 26, 2007

New Bulldog

New Bulldog
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
August Kelly was born a couple of weeks ago to little used backup BK and former Female MVP Kelly Kelly.

Elvis Lives

Elvis Lives
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
He was spotted August 25 in Breezy Point, Minnesota.

The Punchies will be held on a Friday in late September. A formal announcement will follow later this week. Have any ideas for new award categories? Submit your ideas by clicking on add a comment.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Marlboro Chew

Team, you need to be aware of these new performance enhancing products for next season. Don't be afraid to overindulge. It worked for Barry and also for this guy.

Camel Snus and Philip Morris' Taboka are two types of smokeless, spitless tobacco products.

Camel Snus and Philip Morris' Taboka are two types of smokeless, spitless tobacco products.

The Marlboro Man, that cigarette-smoking icon of the tobacco industry, is more than a half-century old.

If he were conceived today, there might not be just a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He might also have, tucked into his pocket, a cellphone-size container holding a dozen pouches of snus.


It rhymes with "goose," (cynics might say "noose"), and is a Swedish type of smokeless tobacco that's not your grandfather's dip or chew. Snus comes in teabag-like pouches that a user sticks between the upper lip and gum, leaves there for up to 30 minutes and discards without spitting.

As no-smoking laws sweep the nation and cigarette sales continue to fall, Big Tobacco is alarming the public health community by devising other ways to try to make tobacco appealing. With smokeless products representing the only booming part of the U.S. tobacco market, snus is an effort to boost sales with a product that — unlike most smokeless ones — doesn't require users to spit out the residue.

Snus also represents something more: an attempt to move smokeless tobacco beyond stereotypical users such as baseball players and rodeo cowboys, and into offices or restaurants where people want a nicotine fix but can't light up.

"This is a growth strategy for us," says Bill Phelps, spokesman for Philip Morris USA, the nation's biggest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro, the top-selling cigarette. In Dallas this month, Philip Morris is launching its first smokeless product with a cigarette brand name: Marlboro Snus.

R.J. Reynolds, second in U.S. tobacco sales, is expanding tests of its Camel Snus from two cities to eight, which will include Dallas this month. Its ads have a "pleasure for wherever" tagline and a playful tone. Its "abridged guide to snusing" says, "Picture yourself stuck in the center seat 44B of an airplane: You can mope, or you can Snus."

Public health advocates aren't smiling.

Although some say smokeless tobacco poses fewer health risks than cigarettes, they note that it has been linked to various types of cancer and warn against using any tobacco product.

"What on the surface looks promising could turn out to be a public health disaster," says Gregory Connolly, director of tobacco control research at Harvard School of Public Health.

He says the products are still addictive, and unless the Food and Drug Administration can regulate tobacco, consumers won't know what's truly in snus. A bill that would give the FDA such authority passed a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday and is gaining co-sponsors in the U.S. House.

Under laws in every state, snus and other tobacco products may not be sold to anyone younger than 18. But many health advocates see the new smokeless alternatives as an attempt to create a new generation of tobacco users.

Snus will "increase the number of people who use tobacco," says Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "It's market protection. This way, the big companies win no matter what tobacco products people use."

'It's the smoke, stupid'

Cigarette sales in the USA have fallen steadily for two decades as tobacco taxes have risen, studies have warned of health risks and laws have expanded smoke-free zones from indoor spaces to outdoor areas such as parks.

Government figures indicate 44.5 million Americans smoke, down from a peak of 53.5 million in 1983.

The only part of the tobacco market in which sales are soaring is "moist snuff" such as Skoal and Copenhagen, which are placed between the lower lip and gum but not chewed. Other types of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco and "dry snuff," have fallen in popularity. Snus is most akin to moist snuff.

Sales of moist snuff in the USA more than doubled in volume from 1986 to 2005, according to a report this year by the Federal Trade Commission. Tobacco companies' spending on promoting such products rose more than five-fold.

Nik Modi, a tobacco industry analyst at UBS, a financial services firm, projects that the sales volume of moist snuff will rise 6% to 8% a year through 2010.

"It's becoming more socially acceptable," says Dan Butler, president of the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, the nation's biggest seller of smokeless products including Skoal and Copenhagen.

He says 6.1 million Americans used moist snuff in 2006, up from 4.7 million in 2001. He says most of the new users are smokers, some of whom still light up.

The new smokeless, spit-free products are "an effort to create a different tobacco category in the United States," says Tommy Payne, executive vice president for public affairs of Reynolds American, parent company of R.J. Reynolds.

He thinks snus will gain acceptance because it's convenient and discreet. Payne adds that scientific studies show that smokeless products pose fewer health risks than cigarettes, largely because the tobacco is not burned and inhaled into the lungs.

"It's the smoke, stupid," he says.

A debate over the risks

Even so, the major tobacco companies are careful not to make any advertising claims that their smokeless products have fewer health risks.

Snus containers carry one of three required warning labels that say the product is either "not a safe alternative to cigarettes," "may cause mouth cancer" or "may cause gum disease and tooth loss."

The American Cancer Society, in a study of 116,000 men published in February, says male smokers who gave up cigarettes for smokeless tobacco still had higher death rates from lung cancer, heart disease and strokes than men who quit all tobacco or never smoked.

Several studies that compare smokeless tobacco to cigarettes, however, find smokeless less harmful. A study published in May in The Lancet, a British medical journal, tracked nearly 280,000 Swedish construction workers from 1978-1992 and found that smokers were at least 10 times more likely to get lung cancer than snus users.

The study, done by an international team of public health researchers, and funded by the Swedish Cancer Society, said snus users were not at increased risk for oral cancer. It found that they were twice as likely to get pancreatic cancer as those who never used tobacco but their risks were lower than those for smokers.

Smokers should be encouraged to quit tobacco entirely, but they also should be told that smokeless products have fewer risks than cigarettes, says Jonathan Foulds, director of the tobacco dependence program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Foulds says Swedes' widespread use of snus has helped lower the adult male smoking rate there to among the lowest in Europe. Snus, though legal in Sweden, has been banned in most of Europe as cancer-causing and a gateway to smoking for young people. Cigarettes, however, are legal.

Snus use alone did not cause Sweden's smoking rate to fall, says Harvard's Connolly. He says high cigarette prices along with bans on cigarette advertising and indoor smoking played a greater role.

"All forms of tobacco are bad," he says, adding that the new smokeless products won't help American smokers kick the habit. "It's like setting up a methadone program next to a drug house and keeping your fingers crossed and hoping it all works out."

Snus products have varying levels of nicotine. Connolly says Taboka, Philip Morris' first smokeless offering, actually creates a craving for a cigarette.

Foulds says Taboka delivers almost no nicotine. He likens it to Ford or GM building a car with four wheels but no gas. In Sweden, he says snus products have enough nicotine to help smokers get off cigarettes.

Philip Morris' Phelps says a pouch of Taboka contains slightly more nicotine than a pouch of any of the four flavors of Marlboro Snus. He says he cannot compare the nicotine of a snus packet to that of a cigarette because nicotine is measured differently in the products.

Bonnie Herzog, a tobacco industry analyst at Citigroup, says in a July survey of tobacco wholesalers and retailers that most respondents do not believe snus will prompt smokers to quit. Instead, they say smokers will use snus in addition to cigarettes.

A marketing challenge

Health concerns aside, such products could be a tough sell for tobacco companies.

"There's such a stigma attached to smokeless products," says Kylie Meiner, tobacco prevention coordinator for the health department in Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Ore., a test market for Camel Snus. She says such products generally do not appeal to well-educated people.

The challenge is getting a smoker "to create a new behavior," says Butler of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. He says its first spit-free product, Revel, was launched in two markets several years ago and "failed to achieve a breakthrough."

Other new smokeless products also have struggled or failed.

"It has been slow going," says Sara Troy Machir, a spokeswoman for Star Scientific, a small Virginia company that makes dissolvable tobacco lozenges known as Arriva and Stonewall. She says awareness of the products is increasing, however.

"It's going to take some time for these products to take off," says Modi, the tobacco industry analyst. For that to happen, he says, they have to work. In other words, they have to give people a nicotine buzz.

So far, Taboka hasn't been "lighting the world on fire, no pun intended," Modi says.

A USA TODAY visit to a dozen convenience, tobacco and Wal-Mart stores in Indianapolis found Taboka widely available, often in a dispensers displayed near Marlboro cigarettes and priced at $1.20 to $3.80 per pack. Retailers say consumers have shown little interest.

"I haven't sold any at all," says Pat Bowman at The Tobacco Shop. He says even people who had coupons for free samples didn't want Taboka once they knew what it was. "I couldn't give it away."

R.J. Reynolds' Payne says one pouch of Camel Snus offers about as much nicotine as a cigarette.

In Wake County, N.C., where Camel Snus was launched last month, several smokers gave it a thumbs-down, says Gibbie Harris, the county's health director. Ten smokers in her agency tried it. She says "the women didn't like it at all," partly because they found it wasn't entirely spit-free.

Payne says if used correctly — placed between the upper lip and gum, not the lower lip — snus should not require spitting, because there's less saliva in the upper lip.

The marketing savvy of big tobacco companies worries public-health advocates such as Harvard's Connolly. "If anyone can get the taste and nicotine right, it's Philip Morris," he says, noting the allure of the Marlboro brand name.

Connolly says the health community should play no part in helping the industry expand tobacco sales share by acknowledging snus as a safer product.

"We shouldn't be out there promoting harm," Connolly says, "even reduced harm."

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Canterbury on Thurs.

From: Matthew Beach <>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 11:50 AM
To: crza <>
Subject: Canterbury on Thurs.

We are going to be at Canterbury park on Thurs. I would like to invite softball team but I don't have emails. Please advise. Hope you left some vino in SF for the rest of us.

Local listings, incredible imagery, and driving directions - all in one place! Find it!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Marketing Trip

Marketing Trip
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
This is what I see.

This electronic message including any attachments ("Message") may contain information that is privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under trade secret and other applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, notify the sender immediately, permanently delete all copies of this Message, and be aware that examination, use, dissemination, duplication or disclosure of this Message is strictly prohibited.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tyler's New Setup

Tyler's New Setup
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Remember This?

A special late night blog entry from last season.

Championship Game Thursday

Championship Game Friday
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
The Bulldog-Momars rivalry heats up again this Thursday at 9:15. Bring as many fans an you can because we want to flash mob the old man into submission.

BBQ before the game again?

Greetings from Chicago. I'll be back Thursday in time for the game.


Sunday, July 1, 2007

I Saw This

I Saw This
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Beanbag Toss Video Game

Beanbag Toss Video Game
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
It's real. I played it at the Peanut on 76th in Kansas City.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Whiteboard Scorecard

Whiteboard Scorecard
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA

Whiteboard Scorecard

16-3 Bulldog Wins Via 10 Run Rule

Foto taken superfan.

Scouting Report: Tonight's Opponents

If we can't beat a bunch of national insurance wholesalers and management science associates then maybe you need a new coach.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sore jaw plagues hot dog eating champ

So sad. I love Kobayashi. Now the door is wide open for Joey Chestnut. I am convinced that Kobayashi 

Sore jaw plagues hot dog eating champ
Six-time winner of Coney Island's 4th of July competition may not compete
The Associated Press

TOKYO - The competitive eating world is already chewing on this bit of breaking news: The champ may not be able to chomp.

Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, the six-time champion of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, may be sidelined for next week's event by an arthritic jaw.

Last year, the 165-pound Kobayashi won his sixth straight Yellow Mustard Belt at the Independence Day competition in Coney Island, N.Y., by devouring a then-world record 53¾ frankfurters in 12 minutes.

That mark was smashed earlier this month by Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., who gobbled up 59½ hot dogs and buns at the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship at the Arizona Mills Mall in suburban Tempe, Ariz., — one of the qualifying events for Coney Island.

Chestnut nearly beat Kobayashi in 2006, downing 52 hot dogs and buns at the contest, which is sponsored by Nathan's Famous Inc.

But Kobayashi, 29, may not be able to defend his title. Earlier this week, he said on his Web site that his "jaw has abandoned the frontline" during his training.

"Already I can't open my jaws more than just a little bit," he wrote. "There's no pain only if I open my mouth about enough for one finger. More than that is painful and I can't open it."

A specialist diagnosed him with arthritis of the jaw, he wrote.

"To tell the truth, I'm desperate about healing completely before the July 4 contest," he said, adding that he had begun receiving treatment at a hospital and from a chiropractor.

On Tuesday, his United Food Fighters Organization said on his Web site that Kobayashi has found a doctor he can trust and was "creating an environment in which he can dedicate himself to healing."

"The contest is coming up soon, and we'd happy if everyone kept him in their thoughts," the group wrote.

© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


© 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Time Change

New time for this week's game, 9:15p instead of 8:15p. Show up at the regular time because I am bring a baby grill that we can use to char vittles. Bring drinks to so we get really rowdy before the game.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Game MVPs

Game MVPs
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Beach gets many stars for hitting the only over the fence home run in Bulldog history. Tyler recieved co-MVP for the keyboard work. Ryan as always gets co-MVP for the superb mound work, Beach gets an anti-shout out for his lazy assets watch the fly ball second hit.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Am I Normal? - A story about male puberty. 3 of 3

We won this week over the Robins 12-4 so the celebration to place at Bulldog N.E. Word up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

On This Run, Way More Bandits Than Smokeys (but No Beer) - New York Times

A.J. Mueller

Making time on the Bandit Run.

Published: May 27, 2007 - Atlanta

TODAY is the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie “Smokey and the Bandit,” a Burt Reynolds romp that the actor once described as “a little like eating Chinese food — about an hour after you see the movie, you may want to go see another one.”

But for many people, the real star of the movie was the car he drove: a 1977 black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with gold striping and a “thunder chicken” graphic on the hood. With plenty of Hollywood stunts and trick driving, the Trans Am left an impression.

To commemorate the anniversary of the movie, a driving event called the Bandit Run 2007 was held from May 15 to May 17, with about 200 participants in 85 cars traveling the 660 miles from Texarkana, Tex., to Atlanta, the route traveled in the movie. The event was open to anyone; owning a Trans Am was not required.

The movie is about a trucker, nicknamed Snowman and played by Jerry Reed, and his decoy and lookout man, Bandit, played by Mr. Reynolds, who agree to transport 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. It is Bandit’s job to occupy the police — nicknamed Smokey — so the tractor-trailer of beer can make it to Atlanta without being discovered.

Thirty years ago, Coors beer was not sold in states east of the Mississippi River. In the south, Texas was the cut-off line.

The idea for the Bandit Run was a collaboration of David Hershey of Keller, Tex., and Dave Hall, the owner of Restore a Muscle Car, a restoration shop in Lincoln, Neb., who said they thought it would be fun to recreate the road trip from the movie on its 30th anniversary. Mr. Hall’s shop had restored Mr. Hershey’s 1977 black Pontiac Trans Am SE, or special edition, which replicated the paint scheme of the Trans Am used in the movie. Mr. Hall and Mr. Hershey promoted the event on Motortopia, a motor enthusiast’s Web site. More than 300 joined the Bandit Run group, many posting photos and videos of their cars. Bandit Run participants came to Texarkana from all over the United States.

I wanted to attend, but I also wanted to arrive in the right car, so on April 20 I bought a black 1979 Trans Am with almost 100,000 miles for about $10,000 at a collector-car auction in Branson, Mo. I had always wanted a black Trans Am and this was my excuse to finally fulfill my dream. I bought one like the car in the movie.


Eastbound and DownAudio Slide Show

Jim Cox, who, along with his wife, Kathy, owns the collector-car auction, found a mechanic to prepare the car for the trip. The air-conditioning was repaired, new front springs were installed, and the tires, brakes and shocks were inspected, adjusted and, in some cases, replaced. The foam was also replaced on the two front seats.

The Bandit Run group gathered with their cars May 15 at the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum. The mayors of Texarkana, Tex., and Texarkana, Ark., welcomed us. Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams from most model years were among the 25 or so cars there for the start. More cars, including many Trans Ams, dropped in and out of the run along the route.

Talking with the participants, one theme appeared continually: most were fascinated by the car in the movie and most first saw “Smokey and the Bandit” when they were much younger. Jed Morgan of Call, Tex., said he was “born in 1977, the same year as the movie.”

“I watched the movie likely since I was 3,” he said.

Mr. Morgan, 29, a nursing student, was traveling with his brother, R.J., 18, in a black 1977 Trans Am. Jed Morgan bought his car last year on eBay and is already devoted to it.

“I’ve already made arrangements that my brother will drive it in my funeral procession, if he survives me,” Jed Morgan said. “It will be in front of the hearse.”

We left Texarkana on that Tuesday morning with a police escort. In many of the small towns we drove through, police cars had pulled over with officers standing beside their cars like an informal honor guard. Most officers waved as we passed.

The first leg of our journey, and the longest drive, was on the first day. The 382 miles from Texarkana to Tupelo, Miss., was mostly on rural two-lane roads. We had good weather for most of the trip, with the exception of a cloudburst that happily coincided with a lunch stop.

If the first day had included a hard-luck trophy, our car would have won. About two hours into the trip, we noticed a strong smell of burning rubber. We looked under the hood and discovered that our air-conditioner compressor had seized. The compressor belt was destroying itself trying to turn on an unmovable bracket.

With a cut from a razor blade, we solved one problem only to have another appear. I thought that by removing the tension from one belt, I had changed the dynamic of the others, so I assumed the alternator belt was slipping. Tightening the other belts at our lunch stop did not help.

The problem was diagnosed as a broken fan clutch, a serious problem, but not one that had to be fixed immediately.

We soon stopped at an auto parts store in Greenville, Miss. Five minutes and $30 later, we were on our way with a new fan clutch ready to be installed.

Just outside of Itta Bena, Miss., our car had what could have been a trip-ending breakdown. The driver’s side rear wheel worked its way loose, and by the time we pulled over, three lug studs had sheared off and a third was bent, leaving the wheel attached with just one lug nut.

Had we traveled an additional few feet, the wheel would probably have come off. Our situation seemed pretty hopeless until Mr. Hall, the event organizer, appeared with some spare lug nuts. After scavenging one lug stud and lug nut from the opposite side of our car, we had enough parts to continue to Tupelo, our first overnight stop.

A morning car show in the parking lot of the Tupelo Automobile Museum gave us time to find some parts and fix the car. We were soon on the road, but about two and a half hours later we stopped just outside of Birmingham, Ala., so we could enter the city in a group. While we were waiting for the stragglers, many of the truckers who had been running with us for the last hour gave us a blast of their horns while some passing motorists flashed thumbs up. By now, our group included about 50 cars, the overwhelming majority of them Trans Ams.

Steve Clark, a club D.J., had traveled to the event from Sheffield, England. Mr. Clark, who said he was on his fourth car-related trip to the United States, owns a 1978 Trans Am, but he did not bring it along; he was a passenger in a friend’s 1969 Dodge Charger. Mr. Clark is planning to rent a car and end up in Nashville for the Dukesfest, an event related to “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show.

A lunch stop on the third day at the Talladega Superspeedway, the Nascar track, brought the group together for one last time before reaching Atlanta, about a two-hour drive east. Most of the participants were staying in Atlanta to participate in the Year One Experience, an open house run by Year One, one of the largest suppliers of restoration parts for muscle cars like Trans Ams.

Year One is offering a series of cars that are built using original Trans Ams as their starting point. A fully updated version with supercar performance, the Burt Reynolds Edition BAN II and BAN III, which was shown to the Bandit Run group, still retains much of the exterior look of the original cars. Engines are available up to a 650-horsepower 8.8-liter aluminum block. Fully restored and heavily modified, prices for the BAN II start at $129,900.

On the trip home, I wondered if the owner of a BAN II would have 12 times the fun that I had in my admittedly slower $10,000 original that was so prone to breakdowns.

Somehow, I don’t think that is possible.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Buy Coach's Wife's Car - SOLD

1999 Nissan Altima GXE

Coach's Wife is getting a new vehicle so this is part of the memorabilia sale that's helping to pay for the fresh Japanese steel.

Exterior: Titanium Frost Pearl
Interior: Dusk

120,538 Miles - lots of highway mileage

Well-maintained, fun to drive sedan, 30+ mpg on the highway is possible. New tires at 110,000 miles, tuneup at 120,000. CarFax Records available on request

Favorite Features
Reliability and Dependability. I wish I could find an American car with this much quality and dependability.
Bucket Seats | Center Console
Lighted Entry System | Power Brakes
Rear Window Defroster | Tinted Glass
15 Inch Wheels | 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V FI Engine
Automatic Transmission | Tachometer
Driver and Passenger Front Airbags | Cloth Seats
Cruise Control | Power Steering
Remote Trunk Release | Tilt Steering Wheel
Air Conditioning | Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Power Windows | Power Door Locks
Power Exterior Mirrors | AM/FM/CD Audio System

E-Mail the Seller

We will autograph any part of the car upon request.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA
Kansas City, Missouri

411 of Coach and Coach's Wife

Friday, May 18, 2007

Give Coach Money

Give Coach Money
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA.
Coach needs $37 from each of you to cover the cost of league registration and softballs. Coach is also graduating on Saturday so feel free to give him extra money and presents. Join Coach after graduation at the Bulldog N.E. To see him slur his words. Meg sent out an eVite with detail. Holla.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Number 1, 2, & 3 Fans

Number 1, 2, & 3 Fans
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA.
Actually they were just fans of the field. We didn't make any fans with our 5 run final inning choke.

Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Not a Loss

Final score 11-11 called after 8 innings. We got back in the game with a nine run sixth inning. Jeff got his first rbi but Karl has a grand slam to upstage him. Jill of Momars was a guest player working well coming up with hits. She has a game tying rbi to put us into extra innings. Karl should have won the Session but Jill got it out of gratitude and because of base on balls. Next game is vs. The Momars.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Game MVP Rewards

Game MVP Rewards
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA.
I have come to the conclusion that people on our team don't want to try too hard because they know a MVP of the game doesn't win anything. Things are going to change this week. The game MVP will win one Session Premium Lager (pictured above). I like this beer because it reminds me of the ones from the cinematic classic Strange Brew.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy
Originally uploaded by Ghostface CRZA.

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