Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heavy Metal Rankings NFL Week 4 2009

Hey there friends. Injuries is the name of the game for week 3 of the NFL. Key injuries to some teams may hinder their chances for playoff hopes or simply guide them to throw in the towel early. Chad Pennington, Frank Gore, Marion Barber to name a few of the key players who are out. Let's take a look at the rankings.

1. New Orleans Saints 3-0 (prev. #1)

QB Drew Brees continues to fire it up while taking care of the Buffalo Bills last week. He didn't do it alone though. RB Pierre Thomas came back and ran over the Bills to the tune of 120+ yards and 2 TDs. If the running game continues to be as explosive as the passing game, I don't see anyone in the league outscoring the Saints. Next: New York Jets

2. New York Giants 3-0 (prev. #3)

QB Eli Manning made it look easy against the pathetic Tampa Bay Bucs. A swarming defense and a smooth offense simply was too much for the Bucs to handle. They should continue to roll with another cake walk game against the Chiefs. Next: @Kansas City Chiefs

3. Minnesota Vikings 3-0 (prev. #4)

QB Brett Favre shows the world that his arm still has some of that magic left. After trailing the impressive looking 49ners, Brett Favre relied on his arm to lead his team to a victory with 2 seconds left in the clock. As cliche as it may sound, it never gets old to see a last second TD for the win. Will Brett need to rely on his magic against his old team? Next: Green Bay Packers

4. New England Patriots 2-1 (prev. #8)

The New England defense must have been tired of people calling them done because they showed up to play against an up and coming Atlanta offense. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan had no answers for the stout defense as they held Atlanta to a mere 10 points. If QB Tom Brady can take care of the Baltimore defense this week, then we can proclaim that Tom is back to top form. Next: Baltimore Ravens

5. Baltimore Ravens 3-0 (prev. #9)

Baltimore is looking like a team to beat in the NFL. The only reason they're not ranked higher is because they need to play a formidable offense (sorry KC and Cleveland, you guys don't count). The next coming weeks have them against New England and Cincy. We will be able to better gauge this team once we see how well the defense plays. Next. @New England Patriots.

6. New York Jets 3-0 (prev. #6)

QB Mark Sanchez continues to impress as he's avoiding the costly mistakes and leading the Jets into their third straight victory. The Titans were desperate for a win and the Titan defense definitely keep them at bay. If the jets can pull out a victory over the red hot Saints, heads will turn. Next: @New Orleans Saints

7. Indianapolis Colts 3-0 (prev. unranked)

The Colts had some shaky moments this season and the fact that they only had the ball for under a quarter 2 weeks ago was cause for concern for the defense. Indy QB Peyton Manning put the team on his back, now that DL Dwight Freeney is injured. He threw for 4 TDs as he dispelled the Cardinals. Next: Seattle Seahawks

8. Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2 (prev. #5)

The Steelers are beginning to worry me. Steeler QB Big Ben is good enough to win games on his own (week 1) yet the Steelers are staring at a 1-2 record. Without their star defensive player Troy, the Steeler defense is average, at best. It won't get any easier with the Chargers coming up next. Next: San Diego Chargers

9. Atlanta Falcons 2-1 (prev. #2)

Atlanta was humbled by the Patriots. What we learned from that game is that if QB Matt Ryan cannot connect with TE Tony Gonzalez, the Falcons are in trouble. Look for teams to follow suit and take away that weapon from Atlanta in the coming weeks. Next: Bye

My Oakland Raiders 1-2: The Raiders continue to disappoint. In a matchup against division rival, Denver, the Raiders put up little to no fight. Denver easily marched up and down the field with the Raider defense doing little to stop them. Raider QB JaMarcus Russell continues with his struggles with accuracy. Raider coach Tom Cable has stood by his QB and named him the starter in week 4 but if the bad play continues, we may see the young QB pulled in favor of the back up. WR Chaz Schilens is scheduled to return this week. Maybe he'll be the one to spark a fire to this lethargic offense. Next: @Houston Texans

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On A Bad Wheel

Hey there. Earlier today, while on the freeway, we blew out a tire. It absolutely sucks, having to pull over on the freeway to change a tire. As we were driving, that unmistakable sound of a flat tire started getting louder. At first, I thought it was the road, since some stretches of freeway are pretty bumpy and it's very similar to that of a flat. After about 2 seconds or so of hearing the noise, my wife brought it to my attention. That's when I pulled over on the shoulder and put on the emergency lights to check it out. I go out there and see that one of the rear tires is flat. Oh man...

My wife can get pretty nervous when we're off to the side of the freeway. And who can blame her? Cars are zooming past you and if one is not paying attention, one can easily rear end your car. I have family and friends that have been injured or lost their lives because they were on the shoulder off the freeway. It's just not a place to be. My wife suggested that I get back in the car and drive off the freeway. I didn't want to risk us driving on pure rims. The tire was pretty flat and since we have performance tires, there really isn't much rubber between the rim and the road. I decided that it would be best to put in the back up tire and then get it replaced.

I hate driving on the back up tire. It's noticeably smaller than the others, but what really gets me is that I do not feel comfortable driving long distances with it. Tomorrow, we'll be getting on the freeway going to my mother in law's place and I don't want to drive with that tire longer than I need to. I stopped at Pep Boys after dropping my wife off at home. I wanted to make sure that the car was OK and that we're good to drive with that tire. Everything checked out OK but the guy tried to get me to buy 3 tires and get the 4th free. lol I was thinking of getting the tire that I needed and getting it replaced, but after hearing that the tire alone was $140, I second guessed it. Now, I'm looking for the tire online to see where I can get it for the best price. I don't want to wait long since I need to make sure that the car is in top shape since I do not want to have any set backs when I need to rush my wife to the hospital. Until then. Later.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Get That Job Looking Gillette Ready

Hey there friends. It's a tough job market our there for those of us looking for a job. The economy is moving up, but jobs are still not as abundant as they were before. Maybe you've been one of the lucky few to have an interview lined up. Don't blow the only chance you have to make a great first impression. Our good friends at Gillette commissioned a survey of over 500 HR professionals and 90% of those professionals indicated that they were more impressed with well groomed interviewees than those that were not. Also, 84% of those same professionals indicated that those that were well groomed moved up in the corporate later.

Imagine that, you go in for an interview and because you took the time to look your best, you are already ahead in the game. But for those of us that need a little help, Gillette has launched the Gillette Resource Center for job seekers who need a little help on looking their best. Here is the place to get information on Gillette products and advice for looking you best.

For those of us that are ready to tackle the job market, Gillette has launched Gillette Career Advantage for those of us that are looking to move one step ahead. Here, job seekers can get expert tips from GQ stylists or review the Hire Guide to get an idea of what HR professionals are looking for in potential employees.

You can't go wrong with looking your best and being knowledgeable about what HR professionals are looking for. If you are still looking for more information, check out the Gillette press release here. Good luck friends. Later.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trouble at the Hospital

Hey there. Quick update on my little cousin. They are removing the breathing tube tonight. They had to insert one due to breathing problems. I didn't even know that a breathing tube was inserted until my mother stopped by with some news. She dropped off her kid and a little cousin of mine so that she and my grandma can go and see my cousin in the hospital. Later that evening, I get a text saying that the tube had tube had to be reinserted and that the machines started going off. Pretty scary stuff but that was all the info she had. I'm hoping my little cousin will pull through this alright. Later.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Last Minute Baby Shopping

Hey there. We spent over 2 hours at Target today.You know what that means? We spent a lot of money at Target! Lol Last min baby shopping.I think thats it.Later.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Charter is Giving Away a 2010 Camaro 2SS

Hey there friends. Are good friends at Charter Communications are at it again. Their campaign to give away prizes for sign ups have never been more successful. Gift cards, XBOX 360's, laptops, and even HDTVs have been given away. Charter is making news with their monthly sweepstakes and today, we bring you their latest one. The Charter Camaro Sweepstakes.

The brand new 426 HP Camaro is one of the rarest cars to get in North America and Charter has acquired one to give out to one lucky winner. Visit to register and read up on all the specifications of this great car. Not only is Charter bringing the speed at home, but they're bring it on the roadways as well! No purchase necessary to register, BUT, if you do purchase 1, 2, or 3 of their services, you'll be entered for an additional sweepstakes where you can score a $25, $50, or $100 gift card, respectively, from some very well known major retailers. The contest runs from The contest runs from September 15 through November 26 so make sure you check it out early to make sure your entry is in. You should also keep in touch with all the latest contests by checking out Charter on Facebook and Charter on Twitter. You don't want to end up missing the contest because you didn't keep in touch.

My entry is in. I would love to have a brand spanking new Camaro to drive around in. We'll have the "family car" and then they'll be "daddy's car". I can picture it now. Oh yeah, I can't wait. Later.