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Someone Else Thinks Eric Galvan is an Idiot

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A small discussion has started on this site. Other than one of the posters thinking Mexico is going to win the World Cup in 2010, we’re all on the same page.

I have sent a response to the newspaper and we’ll see if they print it. I kinda don’t care if they don’t as I am sure Galvan will just write more crap in response, he doesn’t strike me as someone who has a clue when they should just shut up and be quiet.

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January 10th, 2007 at 9:15 am

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American Football – A Retort

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I knew that my joke letter about American football would likely get a response but I hadn’t expected it to take the form of a full-blown editorial by the newspaper’s sports staff. The article is funny in its outright stupidity (billions, billions I tell ya, watch American football don’t ya know) and sad in the display of the American stereotype of everyone else being stupid for not being us.

The article is too long to put on this page so you’ll have to read it after the jump.

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January 7th, 2007 at 10:18 am

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Letter to the Editor

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Last week someone wrote a letter to the local paper complaining that it seemed ok to fly Canadian flags in the Valley, but not Mexican ones. Completely unrelated to his point in the letter, the writer had a go at football saying he preferred the kind of football where games didn’t end scoreless or in a riot. I put pen to paper and and my response appeared in Monday’s edition.

Voice: American football puts you to sleep

I write in response to the statement from Wednesday’s PROBE writer that he prefers his football with scoring and no riots.

I put it to the correspondent that the reason no riots occur in American football is that the crowd is fast asleep long before the game is finished.


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January 3rd, 2007 at 3:47 pm

Football Pool Update

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Yes, I know there was never an initial post to update upon but that’s just a mere insignificant detail. So, anyway, despite knowing nothing (and wishing I didn’t even know that much) about the game I entered a college bowl football pool. $20 to get in and $680 to be shared amongst the winners. With 8 of the 32 games played I am surprisingly joint first with 7 correctly predicted, plenty more games for it all to come crashing down but its a dirty feeling I get checking the scores to see how I am doing.

In other news, I was supposed to have someone come and install Dish TV today, they called last night to make sure we would be home. We got up early and then they called to say that they had been shipped the wrong receivers and they were “fighting” with Dish to get the right items sent out. Bottom line: no one coming today. My brother in law had the same trouble, except that the guys turned up with the wrong box so we’ll see when, or if, I get to kick Time Warner to the kerb.

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December 27th, 2006 at 9:51 am