Bag of Randomness


  • And now we’re just down to three football games that matter.
  • Yesterday I got two emails from eBay stating my email and password had been changed.  Without clicking on any links in the email I tried to log into the website to no avail, so I called their customer service.  Without having to go through any numbered menu tree, a real live human being actually picked answered my call, which I found impressive.  After verifying me, it turns out someone changed my email to an address, and the rep quickly transferred me to the fraud department.  The whole thing was handled quickly and professionally, and I spent the rest of the afternoon updating all my usernames and passwords on various sites and checking for any fraudulent activity.
  • Later in the day, an email was sent to my GMail account from an address asking me to confirm that my GMail was my alternative email.  I ain’t got no AOL email address.  The email and links looked legit per what was in the hyperlink as I hovered above them, but I chose not to click them.
  • I’ve watched televised games of the Cowboys, the Super Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, and other games at the Death Star, but for some reason the field and venue never looked better last night.  Even the field looked so much better and greener than what we saw in the Cotton Bowl just a little over a week ago.
  • I was really looking forward to watching the Megacast Film Room broadcast of the game.  That’s the one with the two head coaches talking and analyzing during the game, but they used two windows on the screen and the larger window had the close up of the coaches and not the game.
  • It’s really crazy that the only wins, the only games played, for the Ohio State third string quarterback are championship games.
  • I don’t think there was any need for OSU to score that final touchdown, they should have just run clock.
  • There was lots of talk on Twitter about the ref looking a lot like Bob Newhart, that Bob Newhart even weighed in.
  • Without the new playoff, The Ohio State University probably would have finished the season ranked around four because of their “soft” schedule and ending the season with a third string quarterback.  And to think the majority of that team were freshmen and sophomores.
  • For the most part yesterday, it seemed like all Cowboys talk on The TICKET wasn’t whiny at all.  There was a lot of discussion about the Dez no catch, but it seemed more focused on accepting the rule and hoping it changes in the future.   And then it just seemed there was a lot of pride of the unexpected good season they provided us.
  • I got WifeGeeding and new iPhone 6 with Verizon and with the trade-in of her old phone, I was only out sixteen bucks.  She thought she had a defective phone because she had a hard time hearing the person on the other end.  Upon further inspection, she left the factory installed default cover on which was covering the speaker.  #WifeGeedingProblems
  • Last night David Muir of ABC News stated the families of each college player in the championship game was given up to $3000 to travel to the game.  I had no idea that could even happen.
  • Letterman’s final show will be May 20th, but strangely, his successor, wont’ air his first show until September 8th.  I wonder what’s going to fill that gap, Letterman repeats, guest hosts, Benny Hill?
  • I like concept cars because they look cool, I can’t stand them because they get my hopes up and the finished product is never as cool.
  • Arranged marriage? Nah – Flower girl and ring bearer get married 20 years later
  • Wichita Falls News – Camel tramples 2 people to death in Texas – I knew Wichita Falls was going through a severe drought, but had no idea that traded horses in for camels. 😉
  • New Avengers Trailer Arrives – Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!
  • I found this to be the most interesting thing about the new Buick convertible – Drivers will be able to lower the top in 17 seconds even while the car is moving at speeds up to 31 m.p.h
  • @darrenrovell [pic] – Oregon still has a buckeye tree on campus that was planted after losing a Rose Bowl bet in 1958
  • Funniest TCU related tweet from last night
  • Funniest SEC related tweet from last night
  • Lots of people fell for a Nike related tweet last night
  • 12-year old writes letter to all 32 NFL teams, only Panthers respond – Cade Pope, a 12-year old NFL fan, sent a letter to the owner of each of the NFL’s 32 teams about two weeks ago, asking for help deciding which team he should become a fan of. He has received only one response to date.
  • My blogging friend Barry over at loves the college game, and I think one major reason is that he thinks the experience means more to the players.  I thought of him as I read this article about how the experience actually means more to the coach.




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8 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Ben W. says:

    I thought the field looked great last night, too, but for the life of me I don't know why it would look any different. Shouldn't the field be exactly the same? Glad I'm not the only one.

    Final OSU touchdown seemed pointless, but that's just how college football works now (IMO).

    I think I heard that there would be various guest hosts in the time between Letterman and Colbert. I could be wrong, though.

    Man, I can't wait for Avengers 2. It's hard to imagine a better villain than (the voice of) James Spader. So creepy. So perfect.

  2. Ben W. says:

    And I was wrong. According to this, CBS is airing "encores of its original programming" in between Letterman's departure and Colbert's launch.

    The Late Late Show is going with guest hosts during its transition.

  3. Edge says:

    The first thing I noticed when I tuned into the game was how bright the colors on the field were. I was wondering if they were using a new turf or had touched up the old turf .

  4. John Makovic says:

    Maybe they just used better cameras in the stadium?

    • Edge says:

      The thought did cross my mind that they may have put different filters on the cameras or somehow monkeyed with the lighting.

  5. BSG says:

    Duly noted on the comment. The only part which is weird for me is that I was equally a Cowboy fan and a Baylor fan as a teenager. Somewhere along the way, that feeling described in your post for the Cowboys began to fade with me. I wish it hadn't happened. It would be great to love them. Heck, it would be great to hate them. Being indifferent really isn't any fun.

  6. Corey says:

    Thoughts on the field colors last night is that the end zones were black. Maybe the contrast of the green and white to the black end-zones made it look cleaner / nicer.

    Just a thought.

    • Edge says:

      Just saw a segment on the game on tonight's evening news and you may be on to something…it may be the contrast of the green against the black end zones that made the colors sharper

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