Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I Am The Champion!!

I have won the Championship of my Fantasy Football league!

My team, the Cycling Cyclone, is the 2006 Champion of the Apostles Fantasy Football League.

I started this fantasy league 3 years ago with great support and participation from an awesome group of guys at church. I was Commish the first year but then the best Commish in the world, Jim Theisen, has been Commish these last two years.

I made the playoffs last year, but got knocked out early. This year in the playoffs I beat out: (a)last years champion, (b)this years 1st place finisher, and (c)the team that was the favorite during most of the season.


Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Christmas Songs

Jim Theisen tagged me to list my favorite Christmas songs, so here we go:

12. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
The original version from the 1966 cartoon. Accept no substitutes!

11. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
This classic can be heard in the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

10. Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
Don't know any history behind it, but a great, upbeat Christmas song.

9. Let It Snow - Sinatra, Martin, Charley Pride, etc.
Lots of good versions of this one, but the three I have listed are my favorite.

8. Heat Miser/Snow Miser - Year Without A Santa Claus
Very funny song and the music video is great!

7. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
I don't speak a lick of Spanish but whenever this song comes on I can't stop dancing and singing along to the chorus.

6. Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - Elvis Presley
One of his lesser known Christmas tunes that has a very lively catchy beat.

5. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Great song, great scene in Home Alone, and probably the only classic Christmas song I've seen performed by the original artist. Brenda Lee sang at a summer festival in Garland, TX when we lived in Rowlett and we got to see her do this song live. Fun stuff.

4. Happy Birthday, Jesus - Brooklyn Tabernacle Children's Choir
MearBear was a toddler when this song came out and I just about cried everytime I heard it. I taught her to sing it and she was so cute!

3. It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
THE best version of this song.

2. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Great classic song and my father played in a band with him in the '50s before he got famous.

1. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
It's Elvis, it's Christmas, it's got cheesy back up singers-what else do you want in a Christmas song.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cowboys on a Roll

The wins keep coming and so do the big games.

Romo-mentum has led the Cowboys to 8-4 after this weekend's victory over the New York Football Giants.

But don't relax just yet, Tony boy! The 8-4 Saints come marching in to Texas Stadium Sunday night and they're looking for a Big Easy first round bye just like the 'Boys are.

Should be a great game! It's just great to have the Cowboys playing meaningful, playoff implication type football in December.

Go Romo!