Sunday, December 28, 2008
Well, well, well......I'm sure you all know that my Dolphins are now playoff bound as the AFC East Champions!
Led by Chad Pennington, who was exiled from the Jets after they signed the severely overrated Brett Favre, we tapped Murph's Jets out 24-17.
I don't know how Favre made it to the Pro Bowl over Pennington, but Pennington will be Comeback Player of the Year. Sporano will be Coach of the Year too.
I am hoarse now from all the screaming and yelling. I hope that none of the neighbors attempted to call the police on me while I was running around the neighborhood yelling "Miami Dolphins!", hopefully they understood my feelings.
CBS tried to hate on me by playing the sorry Jacksonville/Baltimore game, but this being the technology age, I was able to watch the first three quarters on the internet until they came to their senses and put the game on TV.
Now we've got Yo-El's Ravens next Sunday in the first round. We will probably win.
In other news, my main man Lance became in engaged to his girl Eva on Christmas Eve. Good thing she said yes! LOL. Congrats man. I will be sure to post pics in 2010 from the wedding, you know I'm going to be in it.
Aub-Rida, who spent the majority of his day hating on my Dolphins, won the 2008 Come Wit It Fantasy Football SuperBowl.
He destroyed McLean 98-74 for the win.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The days of me and my siblings waking up at 6am to run and open up presents are far gone, but I still can't wait to see what presents I'm getting!!! LOL. I know good and well I don't have anything to open up. I always ruin it when people try to get me stuff anyway because by the time they think about getting it, I've already gotten it myself! But it is true, the older you get, the more joy you get out of giving gifts than you do receiving them.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
That picture right there explains exactly what I have been doing basically the entire time I have been in Denver.
It's so great to be around the family. I hadn't seen my brother since this time last year and I love any chance I can get out of Orlando and see my family
I've been doing my normal thing out here, going to the mall, watching tv and sitting around joking and talking.
Sunday at Church, I was honored by the Glen Anderson Foundation for touching the associate pastor's life in a positive way. That was a shock to me, I didn't even know I was up for that.
Kelvin, Lee and myself sat around and watched the NFL games Sunday night, they both saw their dream of winning the fantasy football championship go by the wayside. K lost to Aub-Rida 86-77 and Lee took an L at the hands of McLean 116-96.
Monday, I hit the basketball game with some of the male leaders from Church, Mr. Cobb, Mr Walker and Mr. Ron Green, my mentor and someone I have always looked up to. Lee and Mr. Walker's son Jerrin accompanied us as well. We had a great time out there.
I finished up my Christmas shopping this week, I'm not usually a last minute shopper, but I didn't feel like bringing all that stuff with me. I knew exactly what I was going to get before I left Orlando, so I didn't really spend that much time out.
I'm going to resume my position, laying around like I don't have a back bone.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Due to the fact that I like to battle Joel at practice while running 200s, 300s and 400s, it has been a no contest so far this season. I am now calling myself Anderson Silva, the UFC #1 fighter and tap out artist because I have been tapping Yo-El Brown out in the workouts so far. He usually has the advantage on me until well in to the Spring.
We always have fun with this at practice, at the end of the day, all we are doing is getting better.
Pic courtesy of another Mclean production
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I know I have set a personal record for amount of time between blog posts, but there hasn't been anything of note going on in the life and times of D.O.
Training has been going well, but these Saturday A.M. practices have been killing me!! I've went over hurdles twice and that has had my legs on fire. Trying to get that muscle memory back and the rate of turnover has me waking up asking myself why do I put myself through this?!?! That is until I walk in the living room and see that Olympic Medal.
Brooks went to some sort of camp in Las Vegas and said they had a lot of videos of your boy to dissect, so I'm sure I will have a lot of the stuff that I do in the race SWACKED (swagger jacked combined) by whomever was there. But I feel good knowing that I didn't reinvent the wheel based on someone else's performances, just invented myself by listening diligently to Brooks.
I know that I will run my first race of the year up in Gainesville at the University of Florida in late January. I'm pretty excited.
I'm also excited about getting away from Orlando for a little bit, I'm going back to Denver in a few days for the Holidays. Seeing the family is always great.
My Dolphins are tied for first in the AFC East, we've got a very good shot at the playoffs.
My Denver Nuggets are killing too, the number two seed in the West. I was happy they brought back another Denver legend in Chauncey Billups back and got rid of Allen Iverson, whom I was never a fan of.
On a sad note, my fantasy football team finished stinking the joint up this season and we missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Maybe next year we will have a Miami Dolphin like turnaround.
The house hunt is finished, I haven't gotten a closing date yet, but it should be sometime here in the near future. That has consumed a whole lot of time as well. Gathering the necessary documents and all that due diligence is really exhaustive.
Other than that, I have spent a lot of time in my usual position, laying in the bed with the 4700 uniform on (do-rag and gym shorts). Until next time.......
Friday, December 5, 2008
Like I had written about in an earlier post, Tom Keeling and his film group from Full Sail University did a documentary on me.
He has finished up the project and I, along with the rest of the training group had the opportunity to view his final submission at practice on Monday. He did an outstanding job.
You know he received an A for the project of course! Tom has a very creative mind, I'm looking forward to what he has in store for his future projects.
Monday, December 1, 2008
My coach, Brooks Johnson, has joined the blogging world. You can check his out at www.blog.spikesandflats.com. Anyone who knows Brooks should be pretty interested in reading what he has to say. I asked when does he decide to make a blog post, he replied "when somebody pisses me off!" I find myself looking forward to these posts. Check him out.