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Archive for the 'Recreation' Category

Wii’s Virtual Console

I'm calling this "The One in Which John Misses the Point." The first comment nails why. If you have a working N64, by all means, play the darn games you still have on it. Otherwise, fork over 1000 points ($10) for your N64 game, $8 for an SNES or Genesis game, or $5 for an […]

Catching Up on 24

So, I'm attempting to catch up on "24" (the TV show) before the sixth season begins in January. I don't think I'll make it. I'm using NetFlix, and with only two discs at a time and a 24-hour turn-around and reasonably fast four-day turn-around on returned discs, and five seasons on six discs, I'm looking […]

Siracusa on Wii Power

John Siracusa gets through an entire article on the Wii's lack of hardware, uhm, "progress" without mentioning the sound system. He talked only of the graphics "wow." What gives, John? Do you play games with the sound off, or do you think Dolby ProLogic cuts it six to seven years after the PS2 came out […]

Apparently, launching yourself in the air and putting two helmets on a QB's helmet is legal against the Steelers. Nice special teams today, Steelers. Really great. And if Ben keeps getting hit in the head, he can join them in special ed.

Wii Optical Digital Audio

I've come to the conclusion that the most disappointing feature (or non-feature) of the Wii is its use of standard Dolby ProLogic II for the audio. What's wrong with optical digital audio - something the PS2 had six years ago?!?!? I don't have a ProLogic II-capable receiver, and stereo is so early 80s. Dolby Digital […]

Newport Cup, Day Three

The Newport Cup ended today at Greensboro National. Had Dave and I won our matches, the Blue team would have pulled off an unlikely upset, winning 6½ out of the final 8 points. Suffice to say, we did not play to our best and lost, giving the Red team a 13½-10½ win. Congratulations to the […]

Newport Cup, Day Two

Today at the Newport Cup, we played Tanglewood's Championship and Reynolds courses. The former is great, the latter tricky. What's worse, the Red team extended their lead to 10-6!

Newport Cup, Day One

The Newport Cup kicked off today at Salem Glen in Clemmons, NC. The course was in disappointingly poor shape, and the Red team took an early 4½-3½ lead.

Barefoot, Love Course

Today I played the Love course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. This course was my favorite of the three (though I don't remember much of the Fazio). It features lots of chipping areas and swales, lots of interesting contours, and better sight lines for tee shots and approaches.

Golf in Myrtle Beach

Today I played the Norman (not bad) course and the Fazio (ugh, major problems, the nature of which I won't get into here) at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach.

Uh, Here We Go Steelers?

Here we go… right to the bottom of the AFC. Brilliant play, guys. I can't even blame Bill Cowher this week: Ben sucked (again), the O-Line sucked (again), the playcalling sucked (again), the defense sucked in the second half (again - but see the previous three notes). Every aspect of the Steelers sucked. Still, 10-2 […]

Next week I'll be spending 14, 4, and 10 hours in a car. I'd like some audio book recommendations (ideally from iTunes, of course). Lay 'em on me!

Madden 2007 on Wii

I must admit, the control scheme for Madden 2007 on the Wii sounds incredible.

Bill Gump

I said it last year, and I'll say it again: Bill Cowher is the weak link on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill Cowher's insistence that rookies can't play (Willie Reid, for one). Bill Cowher's insistence that people like Ricardo Colclough belong in the NFL (when clearly they do not). Bill Cowher's second-quarter turtling. Bill Cowher's lack […]

Six Hour Rounds

I will not tolerate a six-hour round of golf. It's that simple. 😛