We’re not dead. Really. I’m telling the truth.

I know it’s been quite a few months (if not over a year) since our last post.  I guess it’s pretty typical to see a blog go dormant for quite a bit of time or even see the site shut down.  Our lives change, we grow or lose family members, change jobs, travel, get stuck on other side projects, etc.

We still drink.  We still Love Sports.  We still have opinions.

I’ve started working on a new simpler site with less overhead that should allow me to quickly voice my opinion.  I still tweet from @idrinksport so if you want to follow me, do so.  Feel Free to drop me a line.

NBA lockout, Tebow, Seasonal Beers, and more

The NBA cancelling the first two weeks, and likely more, only effects the people who count on money from those Home Games in NBA Cities.  In terms of my interest, I’ll mainly miss the commentary of the TNT Studio Analysts more than the games themselves.  I personally believe the NBA should lower the amount of Regular Season games to strengthen their product.  The NBA has a bad stigma of the first three quarters of a Regular Season Game being meaningless with most players going at about 75% speed.  If games mean more, your product strengthens and the revenue should rise.  Just my thoughts.

 

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NFL Week 2 Chat

We’re covering the games live today….

Vacation Drinking and the NFL Lockout

Almost any online sports site is reporting that the NFL Lockout is nearing it’s end and we’ll have a full NFL season this year.  Although that’s good news, did anyone really think they wouldn’t get it done?  It’s also not surprising that the NFL will most likely be back in time to stick it to Fans for that first week of preseason games…nothing like paying Full price for watching mostly non NFL players with a week of practice.

 

Recently returning from a vacation in the Outer Banks, I’ve never been more impressed with my liver.  A few beers that I had on tap while down there…

Blue Point Toasted Lager – Toasted Lager’s balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and the special lager yeast we use produces an exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.
http://www.bluepointbrewing.com/bpbc/microbrews/toasted-lager/

 

Corolla Gold from Weeping Radish – Corolla Gold (Munich Helles) is a golden-hued, medium-bodied, German lager style beer with a slightly sweet, malty profile. Our cases contain 12-22oz bottles.
http://www.weepingradish.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63

Summer 2011 Update

Well, It’s probably pretty obvious that we haven’t been posting often.  Other projects, both personal and work related have ate up much of my time over the last several months.  We’ve been posting beers to our Beer Hunt and I still post to the twitter account often though. @idrinksport

 

As football starts getting closer, we’ll get back into blogging a bit more and obviously tweeting a ton more.

 

I’m currently developing a Hub for the 757 area.  My goal is to allow people both familiar and unfamiliar with the Hampton Roads, VA area be able to quickly find Events, News and more.  (757hotspot.com)

 

Cheers!

Knicks, Drinking and more.

  1. A huge win tonight for the NY Knicks as they finally stop their 6 game slide.  A win is a win but the Knicks needed a ton of luck, bad calls and an absolutely huge game from Melo to get the win.  A ton of work is still needed.
  2. This past weekend I drank entirely too much on a visit to Charlotte.  Pounding Bud Heavy at the Knicks Bobcats game was the start of a long evening and night.  Wow.
  3. The Final 4 is set for this coming weekend and I’m impressed with the 4 teams that made it.  I didn’t think any of them would make it and what surprises me the most is that I’m least shocked that Butler made it.  Great coaching job.  I think Butler beats Kentucky for the championship.  Just my guess.
  4. Hangovers take forever these days for me.  I still don’t feel right from Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.  Jeeze.
  5. I’m not so sure I dig these facebook polls.  It’s a good idea but I don’t think it’s going to be that well received in the long term if it gets on overload.  I can sleep at night not knowing where people stand on Coke vs. Pepsi.

10 Mid Week Thoughts

 

1. I wonder why during Winter Months my body naturally has the urge to drink Shock top, Blue Moon or a more full flavored beer.  Yet during the Spring and Summer months I have no desire.  Is there a pill I should be taking?

 

2. Two Recipes I ran across on ids.com today – Lemon Ale Chicken and Chocolate Stout Cake.  The Cake sounds great…not so sure bout that chicken.
http://www.the-leader.com/lifestyle/food/x104380557/Beer-recipes-Lemon-Ale-Chicken-and-Chocolate-Stout-Cake

 

3. So a study says that 1 in 12 fans leave sports games drunk.  So out of 65 thousand people at an NFL game, 5400 or so are above the legal limit.  That’s a bit scary…I’d be really nervous about that stat if I wasn’t usually one of the 5400.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-sports-alcohol-study-20110118,0,4079459.story

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Idrinksport Fanasy Recap Week 6

6 games into the Fantasy Season we have a log jam of teams at 3-3, with Gonzo n 10 continues its early season dominance at 5-1.  Playoff are getting closer teams will look to make moves to ensure their team is in the position they need.

UC Bearcats (2-4)  83.34  vs. Batman & Robin (4-2) 79.20.  Upset of the year so far, the offensively challenged bearcats used a strong performance from Peyton Manning to shock  Batman & Robin.

 VaBeach Orange (2-4) 76.27 vs Beazy (3-3) 65.13. Someone alert the presses there is life in Va Beach Orange.  The Orange is the second hottest team in the league right now with a W2 streak.

 Number Juan(3-3) 68.95 vs Steel Breeze (4-2).  Number Juan pulled a fast one on the breeze as he used Steel Breeze own beloved Steelers D against him for the victory.  Dirty? Or Gamenship

lvlaintown (3-3) 66.64 vs America’s Team (3-3) 92.51.  The cheese is slowly melting in lvlaintown’s front office as the team has dropped 3 straight. Execs are gathering up crackers and chips to help stop the flow.

ATL SB Bound (2-4) 82.21 vs Gonzo n 10 (5-1) 86.75.  This battle of falcon homers watched gonzo n 10 keep up its winning streak and reach a league high 4 games.

Swissy (2-4) 68.95 vs Endzone Boyz (3-3) 82.86 Schaub’s aerial attack and Steven Jackson ground game overwhelmed swissy, and endzone boyz picked up the W

The Hangover Chronicles: Preemptive Failure PT. II

June 30th, 2009 was the last episode of the Hangover Chronicles and many devout followers have been looking for a spin off of this great series for quite some time.  “Put em Down” Brown’s great series is still being syndicated at idrinksport.com but we needed some fresh content.  I suppose you could say this blog effort is kind of like that last season of Chappelle’s show, some funny stuff for sure, but hosted by someone else and just never quite felt right. 

 

Getting to the destination. I began Saturday with a beer at kickoff of the Syracuse Pittsburgh game and would continue to crush 7 beers by 3pm.  Mostly Bud Selects in the beginning and quite frankly, they went down so easy you might as well called them the Syracuse Defense.  I then began drinking the tall boys at Buffalo Wild Wings, 24 oz Coors Lights on draft.  Finishing up the night at a Tavern with some 12 oz light beers I had reached my destination as slurring was evident and quite possibly I could have been drooling while playing pool.

 

The Hangover Setting in.  We’ve all been there before, the nasty headache after all day drinking.  The dreaded hangover before you even go to sleep!  A nasty headache usually leads to either throwing up or passing out…luckily I passed out.

 

The Cure attempt: 2 Aleve. All day relief.  Before passing out, I luckily took some Aleve.  The brand slogan was catchy, but all I was really hoping for is a solid night relief, not the desired all day relief Aleve brags about.

 

Results.  The results were great, no headache or overwhelming sickness when I woke up.  Considering I drank little water and had no real hangover, I would definitely recommend this cure and will possibly try it again in the near future if I’m ever stupid enough to drink that much again.

Disclaimer: The above solution was done by professionals and should not be attempted at home. We don’t suggest trying anything we do at home.