Wednesday, October 31, 2007

And now your Phillip McGilton update

McGilton to drive in NCTS for Bill Davis Racing in '08.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Bill Davis Racing announced Monday that Phillip McGilton will complete the BDR NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series trio in 2008, with teammates Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson.

"Phillip has shown us his talent on and off the racetrack," said Mark Chambers, BDR's truck team manager. "He tested for us a few weeks ago at Caraway Speedway [Asheboro, N.C.] and ran incredibly well. He has shown his abilities in the ARCA RE/MAX Series over the last few years, and we are just very excited about the opportunities that he is bringing to the table."

The 29-year-old McGilton is a native of Marion, Ill., and has been around racing for a while. McGilton ran in the AMA Motorcross Series before competing on a limited basis last year in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. The 2007 season marked McGilton's first full season of ARCA competition. The season was highlighted by a ninth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway and a sixth-place finish in the championship standings.

"I am very excited about this opportunity," McGilton said. "I tested a few weeks ago at Caraway Speedway with the BDR folks, and things went great. I was a little nervous at first, but the truck was not much different from a car on the short track, so I felt that I adapted rather quickly. This is a great accomplishment for me to land with such a great team, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling."

McGilton will make his NCTS debut aboard the No. 22 Toyota Tundra at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He will then run the complete NCTS schedule in 2008.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Red's 30th

When: November 17
Where: Our House
Time: 7:00 pm

Come hungry, and bring your favorite party beverage!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Anyone Up For Sitting Outside The...

Wheeling Civic Center?!?!?!?!?!?!?OVERNIGHT!!!??!?!?!?!?!!!?

Soon, the Wheeling Nailers will be having a bobble-head night. I don't know how many they will produce (Answer: 2500), but I (and probably the rest of the B-Town Boyz) want one really, really bad.

Just Imagine this by your entertainment stand, or on your computer desk. Have a bobble of a 'valley original'. WATCH THE VIDEO TO THE RIGHT!!!!!

I will bypass Bristol Spring Race to be at the Civic Center (I mean, WesBanco Arena) on March 22nd. I REPEAT: MARCH 22ND!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Zero Punctuation: Super Paper Mario

And now your video game update


In what may become a new marketing strategy, The game Yaris was released for free download through Microsoft Arcade. Yes, it is the same Toyota Yaris from the commercials you know and love. By know and love, I mean know and hate with all your being. It's kind of like a combat racing game. You can buy upgrades to your car, new cars, stronger shields, etc. It's not great, but it is free and there are 200 Achievement points to be whored. I've got 15 of them.

Also, if you haven't already downloaded Aegis Wing from Microsoft Arcade (Chump), do it... also free. It's a side scrolling space shooter a la Gradius for the Nintendo... but with 4 player co-op. We played when it first came out and it was hours of fun. The best is when you all four link up and yell at T to get you a powerup. Go Voltron!


There is a rumor, albeit not from a reliable source, that the latest DLC for GRAW2 is coming out next week. No word on the cost (if any). We are definitely going to need to take Chump through the co-op campaign. Also I need two more achievements to score the perfect 1000 on GRAW 2 and I'll need help. I need the Demo Expert and I've got to find 4 other people to play Team Mission with to get any progress towards it. The other is Solo Veteran and I actually may not try for it... I may ask for the assist in whoring that one.

UFL Update - Separation Sunday

Not about Halo 3. Killing time and this could be a post that takes 2 hours to create...


Some thoughts and facts on the teams in the UFL with 4 races to go. Will the UFL Championship be determined this week? All we can say for sure is that there won't be a tie atop the standings after Sunday. Oh the drama. I've got goose bumps.

#6 Big Z - Currently 5 races and 657 points back of #5 Big T. Enough said. Sorry Big Z, no media attention when you secure last place.

#5 Big T - Currently 2 races behind #4 Chump, but 233 points ahead of #4 Chump. Big T suffered a big setback last week dropping the head to head against Chump, which ended a 7 race winning streak. He'll need to pull off some big upsets (next four races: Red, VJG JHo, Big C, and Big Z) and get some help to claim that #4 spot.

#4 Chump - Currently 3 races and 771 points behind #3 Red. Chump went a long way towards securing that #4 spot with a win over Big T last week, but he'll still be keeping an eye in the rearview mirror as he goes after Red. He has the same gauntlet of a schedule as Big T, so he may be content to hang on to #4.

#3 Red - Currently 3 races behind #1 VJG JHo and #2 Big C and 875 points behind #1 VJG JHo and 669 points behind #2 Big C. While the numbers don't look great for Red to move up, he has the advantage of one of the easiest remaining schedules (Big T, Chump, Big Z, and Big C). While not mathematically out of the championship hunt (Big C and VJG JHo go head to head next week, giving one of them at least a 3 race lead over Red with 3 to go), Red will be trying to catch the #2 spot. He finishes up the season with Big C at Miami Homestead, which could provide just the chance he needs. Otherwise he may be looking to help spoil Big C's chances at a championship. A win coupled with a Chump loss will lock up the #3 spot for Red.

#2 Big C - Currently tied with #1 VJG JHo and 206 points behind #1 VJG JHo. Big C faces the toughest remaining schedule, facing off against both VJG JHo and Red in the final four races, and don't forget about upset-minded Big T and Chump.

#1 VJG JHo - Currently tied with #2 Big C and 206 points ahead of #2 Big C. VJG JHo has a statistically easier schedule. After this week against Big C, he finishes out the season against the bottom three teams in the league. But, when you are number one, you have a target on your back every week. You can bet these teams will be gunning for VJG JHo.

What could be the most important matchup of the season will take place this week. It's #2 Big C against #1 VJG JHo. The winner will have sole possession of the top spot in the league and can control his own destiny. I am sure both managers will be watching (playing Halo 3) intently (drunkenly) as the laps wind down. You can bet this will be a great matchup between these two genius (drunk) managers. Will it be the high scoring offense (drunkeness) of VJG JHo or the consistency (drunkeness) of Big C that prevails? STAY TUNED SPORTS FANS.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New GRAW2 DLC is coming

New maps and achievements(for whores like C). Expected release is the end of Oct. to early Nov. on the marketplace. Not sure if it's free or not. It better be if Ubisoft wants to compete with the Halo 3 juggernaut. Check it out here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We need a new B Town Boy

and I think I know who it should be.

Yard getting overgrown? Yard burned out? When he's done catching passes, he'll renovate your landscape!

We need to do some kind of charity thing or something and get him to sponsor it... maybe he'll bring Herbstreit too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Various Ramblings...

1. I suck so bad at Halo 3 on Live it's not funny. Last night this guy was talking smack on me. Then he apologized, which was strange. He said his wife told him to say he was sorry. How embarrassing, for both of us.

2. In a related note, I almost can't stand the smack spewed on Halo 3. I cannot believe the difference between Halo 3 and GRAW 2. I've played Halo 3 online twice, 6 games in total. There has been a complete douchebag in three of six games, 4-6 players in a room. I've played an ass ton of GRAW 2 online (500+ human kills, do the math) and I've run into MAYBE 3 douchebags, with an average of 8-12 people in the room.

3. As much as I hate it, I have to drive back to NC on Sunday. I've got a shit ton (not as big as an ass ton) of work I have to finish up by Wednesday. Last time I drove to NC after a wedding was after Rob's wedding. At Rob's wedding, I crashed a party at 2:00 AM. The guy answered the door and asked who I was. I replied "That Guy!". The dude says "Who's That Guy?". I said "That guy who crashes your party at 2:00 in the morning looking for beer!". He says "Oh, OK! Well come on in and grab a beer!". All I remember is that most of the people were from Utah. Thank you. The next day on the drive back to NC I puked in a soft sided cooler whilst on the WV Turnpike and stopped puking somewhere near Winston Salem.

4. I hate most of the people I work with. I'm going to get fired because I tell someone they are a worthless piece of shit. I can see it coming any day now.

5. I'm leaving for OH tomorrow around 8:00 AM. Not sure if I'll be on Live tonight. If not I'll see you kids up there!

Monday, October 08, 2007

UFL Update: T's win streak continues, now at 6; Chump warms up

Redness can thank T and Chump for helping him close to within 1 race of J Ho and C for the UFL Championship. T's win over J Ho, 391-367, takes the win streak to 6 in a row(4 in the chase). Redness took down bottom dwelling Z, 339-204, as all of Z's drivers failed to break the 100 point barrier. Chump also proved that he's not so COLD by burning up the track for a week high 445 points. C put up 330 points, but was let down by Jeff Burton and his DEI/RCR engine flop. J Ho(Martin Truex Jr.) and Z(Dale Earnhardt Jr.) were also hurt from the engine woes. Lets take a look at what the records should look like when they are updated later today:

J Ho 19-11 Leads based on points(11,748) L1
C 19-11 Trails by 208 points(11,540) L2
Red 18-12 1 race behind W2
Chump 14-16 5 races behind W1
T 12-18 7 races behind W6
Z 8-22 11 races behind L2

Saturday, October 06, 2007

This is About Halo 3

When I get done with the better game Bioshock, I will check out Halo 3 more. The video clip feature has to be the most innovative. This sucks for the guy on the stairs.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Not About Halo 3!

Just kidding. It is about Halo 3. I think it would be great to set up some kind of race track on one of the stages (preferably near a cliff) and race Ghosts, Choppers, Mongooses, etc. I'm sure someone will eventually run off/get pushed off the side. Then we could watch the race in Halo 3 Theatre and laugh as someone takes a tumble to their death.

Thank you. I am going to leave work shortly and go home and play some more.

And Now We Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Halo 3 Broadcast

Sorry J Ho. I'm sucking it up in the fantasy league this year and I don't need a reminder. I can finish 18-18 if I run the table, which is not likely to happen. C and I took it upon ourselves to locate some more of the hidden skulls in Halo 3 last night. And let me tell you that there are a couple that are hidden so well that you'll need the guide(Thanks IGN) to find them, as well as a couple of items to get to the skulls. I won't go into great detail as to their locations. Stay tuned for more exciting Halo 3 news.

Enough Halo 3...

how about some analysis of the NASCAR Fantasy League. With 7 races to go, the battle for Fantasy Championship is shaping up to be a nail-biter. C and J Ho are currently tied for the lead w/ a 19-10 record. Waiting in the clutches is Red, who is only 2 games behind at 17-12.

Now for the analysis:

Red's remaining opponents combined record is 97-106, C's is 98-105, and J Ho's is 92-111. This gives the Advantage to J Ho.

Hot and Cold:
J Ho faces a HOT (in win streak, not attractivness) T(W5) twice in the final 7 races and a COLD Chump(L3) once. C faces a COLD Chump twice and a HOT T once. Red faces a HOT T once and a COLD Chump each once. This Gives the Advantage to C.

Individual Matchups:

In the final 7 races, Red faces J Ho once and C twice. J Ho faces Red once and C once. C faces J Ho once and Red twice. The Advantage here goes to J Ho.

In my final analysis, J Ho pulls out the narrow victory. I say this due to the difficutly of the remaining opponents and the fact that J Ho only faces the other two leaders one time a piece.

Prediction of final records:

J HO 23-13
C 22-14
Red 21-15

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Halo 3... Brutally Honest

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Time to blow the dust off the old Top Gun soundtrack. Check out the article here. Watch the trailer below. Download the demo. Also, here's a pic of the flightstick that comes with the $150 bundle.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

When's Halo 4 Coming Out?

Yep, finished Halo 3 last night, less than one week after it came out. I finished it on Heroic because I'm a Hero, not a Zero. I thought maybe we'd all (try to) do Legendary in co-op. For one reason or another, I didn't get the achievement for finishing the second mission, but rest assured I will replay it tonight. The game doesn't seem to like when you mix co-op and solo campaigns. In other words, if you do part of Mission 2 in solo and the other part in co-op, you don't seem to get credit for finishing the mission for the achievement... and you know I'm an achievement whore.

For the record, I'm giving the win to Halo 3 over GRAW 2 in a nailbiter. The deciding factor: vehicles. I love me some Warthog action, driving or shooting. I love to jack a Ghost or Chopper. But maybe the best of all, take a Scorpion and blast the $hit out of everything in sight. If GRAW would throw in the occasional chance to pilot a vehicle (read: AH-64D) it would just be over the freaking top. I suppose having to travel by foot made each level seem so much longer than it really was. Oh well. Vehicles in GRAW 3 warrants its own discussion, but I still think it would be sweet. The gunride sections are good, but I wanna drive!