Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week 3 Accuracy Kick Contestants

The results are in! Maria (Ligers) and Alison (Alcoballics) will each have one attempt at the World Accuracy Kick Association Challenge this Thursday! Each is competing for a 2-night stay at the Trade Winds in St. Pete.

Even if they miss, they'll get some gift cards or some shit. Good luck, ladies!

In case you missed it... the contest on GKB's Facebook page required hopefuls to submit MS Paint pictures of our recent sandspur troubles. Stay tuned for next week's contest, and a chance to win free things.

Alison went with the 1980's Johnny fighting a giant sandspur with a Shield of Justice. Good job with the oblivious City of Tampa mascot and the Richard Nixon-spur.

Maria envisioned her dog Kaia being attacked and covered by sandpurs. Actually, if we had used her dog instead of carpet and burlap sacks it might have solved the problem.

Robes replaced a kickball with a sandspur. I wouldn't kick that either.

Feisty Catcher sent in a late submission, but it's actually a really good start, and is the only one that depicted a historical event. For the record... dragging carpet on grass isn't very effective.



Well here you go folks. It appears the Mad Libs at our wedding gave some entertainment to all (or at least Yella) so I thought Id share. I will apologize in advance to all Jewish and Black people, but as usual, you can talk to Hess about that. Its highly likely he filled out 90% of these anyhow. Since there were 40 blank ones being passed around and we only got 9 back, I'm afraid to even know what the missing ones had written on them....Enjoy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WAKA Spreads Legs, Inserts Swoosh, Queefs Money

Those of you who are still "friends" with WAKA on Facebook and/or still have registered accounts might have noticed some BIG news today (their words, not ours) about WAKA and NIKE.

Woah! What could it be? A WAKA/NIKE partnership? New aerodynamic balls? Perhaps they signed Tiger Woods to be a spokesman? Whatever it is, their blog implied it was going to be awesome.

Introducing official WAKA/NIKE athletic gear!

Oh. You just wanted to sell us something.

Should have seen that coming.

We actually don't mind advertising for WAKA (hey Tyrus, see if Korb wants to partner up!). So if you are a tool who thinks over-priced cotton t-shirts are awesome because they have a "swoosh" on them... here's what you can buy between now and March 13th:

All prices after tax and shipping
  • Hooded Sweatshirt - $43.87
  • All Day Polo - $40.69
  • Short Sleeve Tee - $31.27
  • Womens Short Sleeve Tee - $31.27
  • Team Shorts - $34.45
  • Womens Mystifi Shorts - $31.27
  • Long Sleeve Tee Shirt - $33.39
  • Gym Bag. - $22.79
That's right. For less than 1/2 the cost of an 8 game season in WAKA, you can own a grey t-shirt. Who said the economy was down?

    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Week 3 Power Rankings

    Servers are back up.

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Growler's Update

    Many of you saw me being carted off the field last night. It appears that I will be down for the season with a knee injury.


    For those that missed it, my Growler teammate, Austin, shares his recap of the events below:


    This is my own personal account of the events of last night....


    Lance Pickett pitches the ball. It's kicked short down the right field line. He dives and makes a miraculous throw to peg out the runner. Lance lies motionless on the ground...

    Johnny the Announcer- I've hardly ever heard this field this quiet. With Lance Pickett lying there... Can you see his future going down the drain? And what must this do to the Growlers' kickball plans?
    Billy John- Please be okay Lance!

    Lance is carted off the field and Jarod Moxon goes on to lead the Growlers to an against all odds victory. 

    Later at the Hospital....

    Emily - How long is he out? Any chance for this season?
    Doctor - Lance tore every ligament he's got.... He'll need several surgeries.
    Emily- How long?
    Doctor - Minimum year and a half, if ever.
    Emily - Oh, no!... Lance's ride. His kickball scholarship to Florida State... Jesus

    GKB Accuracy Kick Challenge - Week 3

    Alright GOKickballers... there's a new contest this season, brought to you by Shocker Rob, Johnny and the GameDay crew.

    The World Accuracy Kick Association has had a long history of ripping off their members and settling championship games with the dreaded "accuracy kick."

    And since we at DPT love mocking blatant stupidity, we've convinced our league to give out prizes to those who can conquer the beast. So how do you win?

    Step 1
    Each week two contestants will be selected to participate in the Accuracy Kick. Check out the GOKickball Tampa Facebook page to view the weekly contest and submit whatever the hell Johnny is asking for. The best two entries will win (as judged by a super secret committee). You also must be at the games the week you are chosen.

    Step 2
    Kick the damn ball, accurately. At 8:25pm on kickball Thursday, the two contestants will have ONE chance to kick a ball from home plate to 2nd base. If you are able to get the ball within two feet of 2nd base, you'll win a grand prize. I believe you also get a consolation prize even if you fail.

    That's it. Go enter this week's contest, which requires you to create an MSPaint drawing about our recent struggle with sandspurs. Your entry must be posted on GKB Tampa's Facebook page, and you must be a current member of the league. Good luck!

    If you need to practice your accuracy kick at work... try this.

    Chalice of the Others

    I realize that 98% of this blog will be about the Ligers beating SuperBad, so this is the perfect time for the inaugural rankings for the Chalice of the Others: Special shout out to Johnny who tried his best to help one of the chosen teams by randomly calling players safe and adding innings, but we overcame the man. Fun game with the Shockers who took it all in stride.

    1) Jacked Up: Horrible, horrible singers, but had a strong showing at the bar and admitted their name blows almost as much as....

    2) Honey Badgers Hit That: Also a good showing. Their first baseman is training to counsel alcoholics, so she gets to write-off her league dues. Sieler will be paying for her doctorate.

    3) PBC: We actually argued a call or two, which is very rare....but we had an open tab to make up for it.

    4) Guys & Balls: Appearantly gave it a better effort this week, but we haven't met any of them yet.

    5) Growlers: They are who we thought they are.......

    6) YLLINDADDAIYYL: If the TJ's were saying you were taking the game a little too seriously, you have to really evaluate your priorities in life.

    Ligers Go Thin to Win

    The Liggers ended SuperBad's 12-game win streak last night, beating the defending champs 2-1 in an epic defensive battle. Both teams employed their own strategies for success:

    Supa went with the Power Pitching approach, behind the nasty arm of CJ and his ball doctoring towel. They also had a seemingly random kicking order, which helped strand more runners on base than I've ever seen in my kickball career.

    The Ligers only had 7 dudes and 5 chicks show up, and probably only had 8 hits on the night. But they played an error-less defensive game, coupled with some timely line drive kicks (including Litman's game winning RBI) and some hot Lady Liger action.

    I'm told that I have to write this... so... CJ threw a bouncing curve ball that I totally whiffed. Thankfully nobody got that on camera.

    Some of you aging veterans like myself might recall this is the 2nd time the Ligers have snapped a long winning streak. In 2010, then ToeJammers came to Liger Stadium riding a 15 game winning streak, dating back to their previous undefeated season. Then this happened:

    video

    Good time last night though. SuperBad was friendly as always... and I'm sure they'll get their revenge in the playoffs.

    Refs

    It happens every season, at least one post about how horrible the refs are, so I figured why not get it started in week 2.

    Superbad reffed the Jammer/YLLINAD game at first base. There was a close call there, in which Cj called Mikey safe. He made no hesitation, stood by his call, and never asked for help. After the call was made, the ref runs out to the field and said "you were making the safe call because you thought he bobbled it, which he didn't, so he is out." First, how did he know that Cj was making the call based on the first base guy bobbling it. Cj never did the hand juggling move, and surely never looked like he needed help making the call.

    If Gokickball wants us to supply refs at first and third, let them make the call. If they are not sure, let them ask the home plate umpire for help. It is really pointless to have a volunteering ref out there who is trying to make a call, only to be undermined. To top it off, he did appear to be safe at first, meaning Cj did make the correct call.

    And I know that there are some new refs out there this season, but this was one of the guys who has been out there since the beginning.

    In our game, there were a few calls that could have gone either way, not complaining that the calls were right or wrong, there was just a lot of confusion, and this time the volunteering refs weren't paying attention, and the home plate umpire didn't step up and make a definitive call.

    I really dont care that much either way, just thought id make a post so my face doesn't start to get McFly'ed like Buchannon's.

    I guess we just need to go over the chain of command for who should make calls when reffing.

    What is a Liger?



    Liiiiiiigers!

    Picks Results - Week 2

    Frank won, missing only ONE game (his own).

    Natalie and Todd lost, missing 4 games!

    And everyone involved didn't show up at the bar last night. So maybe Natalie and Todd should send Frank $2 via Western Union... and then they can Skype each other to watch Frank enjoy a cold beer he bought at the local Dunedin gas station.

    That'd be hype. No?

    Edit - I forgot that Jacked Up and HBHT tied last night. So everyone's stats are going down. It doesn't change the results though.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Week 2 Picks

    Get your picks in. They close at... uhh... closed.


    Ask the Commish- Answers




    Good first round of questions from you guys. I will try to answer them as earnestly as possible.

    1. What is the meaning of life?- It's all about doing what lights your fire. If you like to make copious amounts of alcoholic drinks and dispense them via a bug sprayer or make jokes with tons of sexual innuendo, go forth.
    2. Where do babies come from and how to avoid it?- Well, I can tell you that the pull-out method never works. Believe me!
    3. Can we push the tournament to May 5th?- Only if we have two rain outs or a severe sandspur infestation. However, a Cinco de Mayo End of the Season Party is looking pretty good right now.
    4. Can we have a 22-game season? We could, but it's going to cost you all a lot of money.


    Please provide more questions. I'll provide more answers.

    GKB Gameday - Week 2



    Reece - It's a frigid, gloomy morning here in Tampa, however the chill can't kill the spirit of these fans. The ToeJammers hit a skid and try to turn it around tonight in front of Gameday.

    Announcer - Welcome to GoKickball Gameday, pouring drinks by Yard Of Ale

    Reece - Alongside Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas; I'm Reece Davis. Glad to have you with us this morning for another rockin’ GoKickball Gameday. Let's begin with your Upset Alerts.

    Bilas - I'm having a hard time believing Superbad is a great team anymore. I like the Ligers to pull off the upset tonight.

    Vitale - Hey Jay! You are totally wrong. Superbad is the preseason top team and they will be playing in the finale when all is said and done. Over the weekend I had Guys, Balls and Dolls over for a bbq and showed them some kickball tapes. They will pull the upset tonight over the Alcoballics.

    Digger - The fact is this; there are no upsets tonight. Now let's get back to reality.

    Reece - It's too late for you. You checked out awhile ago.


    Reece - Moving on to Pitches Be Crazy vs. The Shockers. 

    Digger - If you can keep the Shockers off the bases you have a good chance of winning. They are lethal runners. I don't think Pitches Be Crazy can do that tonight, Shockers win.

    Bilas - I have the Shockers tonight, although Pitches Be Crazy could be a surprise. The Shockers struggled in this game last season.

    Vitale - I agree with Digger. The Shockers have one of the best group of runners in the nation. They can really put pressure on you. They also have several diaper dandies who will lead the Shockers to another victory tonight.


    Reece - How about the Growlers vs. Thee Beer Nuts.

    Vitale - The Growlers ability is off the charts. This is a mismatch, a no contest Baby!

    Digger - I think Thee Beer Nuts are overrated. Time will tell whether last season was a fluke or not. Growlers should have no trouble tonight.

    Bilas - The Growlers are by far the more dominant team. I have zero problem picking the Growlers here.


    Reece - Now for our Showdown game. This crowd can't wait for kickoff. How do you see The ToeJammers vs. You Look Like tonight.

    Bilas - The ToeJammers are a very efficient team. I think they can be even more efficient and deadly. I don't think they are the best team right now but they are going to be at the end of the year. They still have a long way to go. This early in the season they have 2 of the top offenses but You Look Like is slightly better defensively. You Look Like wins tonight.

    Vitale - I think there is no doubt in my mind The ToeJammers aren't going to lose this game. The team is to talented and they rise to the challenge tonight.

    Digger - The winner of this game hast the chance to win it all this year. Both teams are talented. But The ToeJammers have some individual talent, while You Look Like is team talented. You Look Like plays like the better team tonight and pulls out the victory.

     
    Reece - Enjoy your kickball Thursday

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    This Week

    Rollo spilled his 2-liter of Mountain Dew on the DPT servers, and caused them to go down. We're trying to recover what we lost, but it's been a slow process. Hopefully we'll be back up and running tomorrow for people to post picks (with commentary).

    In the meantime, you all will have to handle all the contributions. Let the crickets chirp!

    Sunday, February 19, 2012

    Picks Results

    Alright DPT, you aren’t dying on me. Opening week contributions have been WEAK. I can’t keep giving you CPR, you better come to quick and live! Bitch!
    Anyways, while the rest of you are hung over from weddings & knight parades, here’s picks results:

    Alison, The Todd, Teneille, Litman, and Angie (all -2) owe Chandler, Jack, Deeks, Rollo, and Frank (-1) a beer. Fat chance Trini’s paying up as she’ll use some excuse of being abroad (yes, there’s a joke there, but we’ve heard it so many times before) to negate her picking failure. We’ll continue to post her picks, however we assume it is For Reference Only until she’s allowed back in this country.
    Uncle Chandler will be posting the overall percentages going forward, as soon as he retains his grasp on reality after all the Liger Love this weekend.

    Friday, February 17, 2012

    Opening Day Recap: Ligers vs. Guys and Dolls and Balds




    I will admit I had some road rage from driving thru gridlock & ghetto, but it quickly melted into bliss upon glimpsing the beautiful water-front property our k-b commissioner(s) seized after working so hard to finding a way out of sandspur-gate. $$ cha-ching $$. say good bye to the trailer-park confines of PAL and hello to sunsets cascading off the pristine waters of McKay Bay. Then, upon glimpsing our competition, Guys and Dolls and Balds, I immediately felt relieved knowing Ligers were starting the season 1-0. Yes, it’s a team help together with midlife crisis’, 40-50 something’s trying to recapture youthful joy. And they did, and I tried to help them. Subconsciously I think I was set to severely suck that game, and I did, to try and give them a fighting chance, however, other Ligers felt it was a great opportunity to shake off some rust and pump up the ego since Liger Camp failed to come this year. Litman immediately reverted back to his BnD days and chalked up 2 Homeruns. Maria’s cousin, Peter, added one of his own, though he was holding back as he could have easily have rounded the diamond twice. He’s awesome. Other strong Liger performances yielded the biggest offense spanking I’ve seen since BnD played Team Fab. Chandler seemed a little OFF that night as I believe the pearl necklace of his bedazzled shirt gave of some flaming glares that interfered with his Liger vision. Final Score: 12-1. Which easily could’ve been 12-0 if Ligers didn’t realize at the last minute that the Blue they were wearing didn’t represent O.C. asshole-defense, but represented the big cuddling team that always relinquishes at least 1 pity point. Guys and Dolls and Balds put on a great showing, having much fun all the way to the bar as well, until the Shuttle Bus rolled up and picked them up to head back to the Retirement Home so they could catch some O’Reilly Factor before nighty night. With much due respect, they were fun, and I hate to rip on other teams.
    DPT, go easy on Guys and Dolls and Balds. They could easily fold up their walking carts and leave GOKB if faced with the brutality of Toejammers or Growlers.
    Love.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Ask the Commish!



    You got questions, I got answers.


    Hey guys, starting this week, I'm creating a new series called, "Ask the Commish." Any questions that you have in regards to GKB, kickball in general, life, making babies (probably don't need my help, but you never know), avoiding the cops, etc... I got you.


    Send questions via the comments section, our Facebook page or, if you are so inclined, our Twitter page. I'll pick 3-5 to answer before we hit the fields today.


    Give me what you got! I'm sure the tone of your questions won't be quite as jovial as when I came up with this idea, but I can take it.

    Picks?

    Closed


    ESPN's GOKickball Gameday


    Reece - GoKickball game hitting the road to Tampa for the first time this season. This city has been electric for teams in years past. Let's get this delayed party started.

    Announcer - Welcome to GoKickball Gameday, pouring drinks by Yard Of Ale

    Reece - How about this! The gang is all back together again. Good to go, I'm Reece Davis with Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps and the noted suburban philosopher Jay Bilas.

    Bilas - We're glad to be back, we missed the game and the fans in the off-season.

    Reece - One new thing Gameday is bringing you this season is the Accuracy Kicking Contest, sponsored by the World Accuracy Kick Association! Our Half-court Shot contest is a smash hit for basketball so we adapted for kickball. Some lucky person will attempt a kick from home plate and if they get it close enough to 2nd base they will win a prize. Unfortunately, it's not a year of college tuition. More on that between the games tonight. Now let's begin with your Upset Alerts.

    Vitale - Hey Reece! There is finally a team I can play Kickball on and not have to be a guest coach. "Guys, Balls and Dolls" lack the WOW Factor, but they have a combined 1,057 years of kickball experience. It's going to be Upset City for The Ligers tonight, baby!

    Bilas - The Growlers are one of the top teams. But how can you not go with a Honey Badger this early? Honey Bad Hit That matches the combined win total of their teams from last season. One!

    Digger - I'm going to shock some people here. I think the Shockers are the best team but they can't be looking ahead at one date, April 29th. I think the addition of the #1 ranked recruiting class gives them the additional firepower and positions of weakness from years past. On the other hand Jacked Up has the experience of playing together in the past and is a decent team. I think they come out and get a shocking win in week 1.


    Reece - Is that a Gameday first? Everyone is picking the new teams to win in a week? Did Vitale spike the coffee this morning? Now let's start off with the Pitches Be Crazy vs. ToeJammers.

    Digger - I have doubted the Jammers for some time now and still do. There is this music my granddaughter listens to, Hey Jay have you heard of Young Geezy?

    Bilas - Who?

    Digger - Young Geezy. Well the Jammers have a couple of Middle Aged Jay-Zs. Pitches Be Crazy gets their first statement game in front of their home crowd.

    Vitale - I think Pitches Be Crazy has motivation for tonight, my friends. I think they will play with passion tonight and start the year ranked #1 in the Chalice of the Others Voting.

    Bilas - The ToeJammers are a tremendous team and are outstanding defensively. They play hard and defend harder. They are the better team and I think they win.


    Reece - Moving on to Thee Beer Nuts vs. SuperBad. Break it down for us fellas.

    Vitale - I know one thing, Thee Beer Nuts are still on cloud 9 from their previous season. The versatility of the Superbad players is off the charts. They can flat out play. I really think when all is said and done; only they can beat themselves. Superbad starts their march to 15-0 tonight.

    Bilas - I have Superbad tonight. They are an outstanding defensive team with the better pitcher. I really think it comes down the pitching matchup tonight.

    Digger - I agree that Superbad is a good team. But for me this is payback game for Thee Beer Nuts from the last time they matched up for. These kids know what they have to do and they are going to get it done tonight. Thee Beer Nuts play big in this game and WIN!


    Reece - And finally our game of the week, You Look Like I Need a Drink vs. Alcoballics. How do you see this one?

    Bilas - The Alcoballics have great chemistry, and bringing back some veterans solidifies that. However You Look Like has a better balance on both sides of the ball and that is the difference maker tonight. You Look Like I Need a Drink earns a hard fought W.

    Digger - It will be a struggle for both teams. Both teams play great defense. The game will be a low scoring game. I give a slight edge to You Look Like I Need a Drink tonight.

    Vitale - Well I'll tell you Reece, One thing that surprised me is the Alcoballics only play hard when they have to. They lack motivation. They will use that to fuel their fire tonight. Where’s my hat? Can you tell these Alcoballics fans are excited for the game? 1-2-3-.......




    Reece - Enjoy your kickball Thursday

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    New Field

    For those of you who check your email, you'll notice we're playing this Thursday at DeSoto Park: 2617 Corrine St, Tampa, Florida 33605.

    It didn't take long for the shoutbox to get testy (we should re-name it the TestyBox), so let the complaints begin! Rabble rabble rabble!


    Before you ask... yes I've been out there. And what do I think? Let's hurry up and get this season over with.


    Happy Valentines Day!  <3


    PS - to my knowledge the schedule on DPT is accurate.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    !!Party Paige’s Gasparilla CD Release!!





    For those of you DPTer’s that partook in Party Paige’s Gasparilla, you can now relive the magic with this recorded edition of all the shenanigans. Those who didn’t can find out all about the M.C. Ruben they missed that night. Yep, I recorded the night and made a CD of it. I will have CDs available if you want it, or, now that we live in the digital era, you can click here to download it from dropbox:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61913600/Party%20Paige%27s%20Gasparilla.zip

    It should take about 5 min. to download with a good connection.
    For those whom aren’t familiar with dropbox, it is awesome. Ernie just informed me of it. Now that he is an upper class, jetsetting, socialite, urbanite New Yorker, he becomes aware of technological & social advances well ahead of the rest of us. After I researched it a bit & read reviews on it, it is the best free FTP service out there. Rocking. Will definitely help in both my personal & professional life. Thanks Ern!

    GO LIGERS!

    Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Liquor at Yard of Ale

    Not a whole lot of good news... but YoA now sells liquor.

    So... there's that. Anyone going to the bar tonight?

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Help Davis Islands Fight Cancer

    Hello DPTers! Have you been looking for something fun and charitable to do on February 25th? Do you enjoy Davis Islands this time of year? It is quite lovely, after all. Do you enjoy great food, live music, and booze? Do you hate cancer? If you answered yes to any of the preceding questions, I've got some great news for you: Rock for Relay is coming quickly and you can purchase your fun and cancer fighting tickets today!  Here is the official press release:

    Full Circle Band will return to Davis Islands to entertain under the stars with their classic rock n' roll cover songs. Don't miss this open air concert in the courtyard at Bailey's Restaurant on February 25th. 100% of proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Davis Islands. Admission includes fine light fare, two drink tickets and all the dancing to Full Circle you can participate in.
    Advance tickets are on sale now - discount price of $40 per person of $75 for couples for presales through 2/20! Don't wait until the last minute - the price goes up to $50 per person and you might get shut out altogether as space is limited. Get your ticket today by mailing a check payable to the American Cancer Society to Trish Wagner, 545 Riviera Drive, Tampa, FL  33606. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. You may also purchase tickets by making a general donation on Relay For Life of Davis Islands website, www.relayforlife.org/davisislandsfl. Please contact me at 813.253.6063 or tkwagner@gmail.com with any questions.
     There's even an awesome poster!  Help us out!  Tell your friends!  I'm using exclamation points!!!!


    So please take some of the money you've saved playing economically intelligent kickball and use it to party and support a great cause.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Field Update

    People keep emailing/texting me asking about the field status. I only know a couple of things:

    1) Taylor field blows ass.

    2) Johnny has been running around talking to a million different entities about fields.

    Every neighborhood has a DIFFERENT city worker in charge of their parks and fields. So there's a ton of phone tag... and each person you talk to only has a couple of fields to discuss.

    Then you have to coordinate availability (because this whole issue was sprung on us last-minute), and field size. A lot of places are too small for 3 games at a time. So we'd have to have 6:30 games again. Many places only rent out to Little Leagues. Etc etc.

    Kickball will happen, and hopefully it'll be this week. We might have to play Week 1 on one field... and Week 2 somewhere else.

    In fact, maybe we should re-name the divisions to better represent all of our travels?

    Nomad? Gypsy? Jews (the 1550-1313 BC variety, depending on what scholar you talk to)? Jews (the 1939-1944 variety, if we want to be more modern). Aztecs (pre-Tenochtitlan)?

    There are many great wanderers in history. GKB currently holds the torch.

    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    Super Bowl Prop Bets

    At Litman's Super Bowl party? Follow your prop bets here:

    CLICK THIS GOD DAMN LINK!

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Awesome.





    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Field Committee

    DPT is going to set up a Field Committee, to discuss all the potential locations for kickball fields. If you'd like to be on the committee, email donkeynoms@gmail.com and request to be added to the list.

    Your membership gets you access to the interactive map documenting all the fields we've looked at. You can inquire about other fields, and we'll post our findings after we've checked out the location.

    We'd post the map on the blog for all to see, but we're afraid Tyrus would then share it with his World of Warcraft message boards.

    Im a Vote Whore!


    Hey folks, if you all would be a dear and shuffle on over to FB and "like" our picture, we might when February couple of the month! What fantabulous prize awaits us you might ask??? Well, nothing. But it'll make us feel good to win.

    Daily Deals

    If you're not checking the daily deals listed on the side of DPT, you're probably missing out on some great stuff! For instance:
    • Half-Off-Depot is running a special today on "Jazzy Jewels Teen BFF Makovers." WTF is JJTBFFM?
      • "Your pretty lil’ princess is growing up fast. Not only is she turning into a teenager, but she’s also got herself a B.F.F. For those of you who don’t know, a B.F.F. is a Best Friend Forever, and as you probably do know, B.F.F.'s do everything together.

        So, this year, when it comes to figuring out what you’re going to get your daughter for her birthday (besides an iPhone), why not purchase something both her AND her B.F.F. can enjoy?


        That’s exactly what this offer is all about. Right now, you can pay just $39 to reserve a Teen B.F.F. makeover party for 2 from the award-winning party people at Jazzy Jewels in Westchase (a $90 value).
        "
             Didn't Tony's kid just have a birthday? Somebody buy this for him.
    • And don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner. Make sure your woman knows: "When I promised to always love you... I really meant I'd always love the way you were at that moment. NOT the way you are today." Help her get back there with CrowdSavings "Cellulite Solutions Special!"
    These deals will be gone tomorrow!

    Sandspur-Gate?

    Ahhh yes. So issue 3.b from my previous post reared its ugly head a day early, causing us to start a week later.

    Those of you with keen reading and comprehension skills might have gathered something was up based on what I said in 3.a.iv. But since all of you probably just skimmed that post... I knew the city wasn't going to take care of the issue. So Johnny and I have gone out there a few times to drag carpet and sheets across the field in an effort to pick up the sandspurs ourselves.

    We probably got up a few hundred... out of 10's of thousands.

    I could probably do a "mailbag" with all the texts and emails I received last night questioning the decision to push back the game. Hot Tub Party Todd thought sandspurs were the neighborhood residents, and wondered why this was just discovered. Huffy and Josh thought it was a joke. Shocker Rob is confused because we "wear shoes," and thus there shouldn't be an issue. Etc etc.

    First off... the issue was discovered on January 7th at the pick-up-game. I didn't attend (because I don't believe in off-season kickball), but apparently the problem was so bad they moved to the smaller field... and rumor has it Griff drew blood. If that's true, Griff should weigh in on this issue.

    So maybe you're thinking it's lame, and we can deal with it. Well... when me, Souder and Johnny went out there to figure out if we could squeeze in 3 games at a time... this is what my shoe looked like after walking across the field:
    Tax dollars well spent.

    Furthermore... when we were rolling a ball across the field... they were sticking to the ball. It would make fielding a lot more interesting. But the bottom line is it's not safe, and the city should have never let it get this bad.

    Their initial response was: "Nobody else has ever complained about it."  Well, apparently nobody has been out there in awhile walking around. Or sliding, or diving for pop-flys, or tripping over their feet running.

    So there you have it. We'll see how it plays out, but if anyone wants to go out there and help fix the problem... go nuts.