Sherdog sits down with DellaGrotte.  The best part:

DellaGrotte: In my opinion, I think Kenny’s going to determine what type of fight he makes it. Kenny could run over Roger if he really wants to, or he could allow Roger to give Kenny a fight. I think Kenny’s ability to harness his energy and ability to control his aggression and not become emotionally attached to the fight — like Roger likes to fight — is going to give Kenny the technical advantage that he needs. If Roger is able to get in Kenny’s head and make him fight a sloppy, wild, Roger Huerta (Pictures)-style of fight, then obviously that type of fight fits Roger Huerta (Pictures). Kenny knows he not only needs to use his technical abilities, but he also needs to play a very mental game with Roger … make sure Roger doesn’t take him out of the element of his technical ability and turn him into a brawler. I know Roger’s going to try to do that, and that’s what we’re going to try to avoid in this fight.

Wow.  KenFlo is superior technically, which I think gives him the edge.  If it goes to the ground, Florian is dangerous.  But Huertas got SO much power.  The last thing Kenny wants to do is stand and bang with Roger because Huerta will draw him out and bury him.  This one’s gonna be close to call, but I say Florian picks up the decision.

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Davis has brought good vibes to Carolina.  Hopefully, that’ll translate to wins.  I remember Bunting was much the same, with that Peach bowl win back in 2001.  I think the way the division is structured is more beneficial now, though.

An Edible Lawn

July 31, 2008

The Times says it best.

“Edible landscape” seems to be going head to head with “staycation” as the most popular catch phrase of Summer 2008. Lawns may not be disappearing before our very eyes, but citizens are definitely swapping out blades of grass for bushels of beans in increasing numbers.

A better site: Path to Freedom

No matter where I go, this will always be home.  Ok, maybe not there, exactly.  These hills are filled with scenes like this on most clear mornings.  No better place on earth.

Thank God

July 31, 2008

Bittersweet, since we’re losing that bat.  I hope the Dodgers know what they’re getting into…

Why can’t people accept that a proper diet combined, with maximum exertion sprints and weight training, is by far the greatest combination ever devised for health??  I applaud the individuals who would likely make a killing from such a discovery.  On the other hand, individuals who are capable of exercise, yet don’t, should be ashamed they’d want to take the quick way out.  This is probably all for naught, though.  People taking this drug would likely wind up looking like a skinny-fat version of John Basedow.

Professionalism

July 31, 2008

Simple, concise, no B.S.  These are my thoughts on this by Smitten Eagle.  It’s one thing to imitate the consumate professional among you.  Its a whole other ball game to live those ideals on a daily basis.  Words to live by:

  • Continual study
  • Gaining and maintaining the respect of your peers
  • Policing your peers, and working to fix their shortcomings
  • Developing the next generation of practitioners of the profession
  • Holding superiors accountable
  • Upholding the Oaths and ethics of the profession
  • Ensuring a favorable view of the profession by the public

HT-Glenn Anderson, who wrote a piece on the lack of professionalism by Miley Cyrus.  Now, I think its hard to hold a 15 year old pop singer to the same standard required of Marines, but its good to keep in mind, this is something we all must strive for.