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Category: lax

05/16/08 05:17 - 62ºF - ID#44369

Bandits & Copperfield

So On Saturday I will be at the NLL Championship where the Bandits take on the LumberJax. I was going to give the lowdown but there was an article on NLL.com that does a better job then I could. I will just add that there is pregame stuff that starts at 6pm. After the " " a little bit about Copperfield.

EDGE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: BANDITS VS 'JAX

Buffalo hosts Portland on Saturday at HSBC Arena

05/15/2008
Final preperations are being made for the 2008 Edge Championship Game, which will be held on Saturday when the Buffalo Bandits host the Portland LumberJax at HSBC Arena.
The Buffalo Bandits will host the Portland LumberJax on Saturday at 7:30 PM ET in the Edge 2008 National Lacrosse League Championship Game at HSBC Arena.

The Bandits, who are the top overall seed in the playoffs, have defeated the New York Titans and Philadelphia Wings on their home turf in East Division playoff games, while the LumberJax, who were seeded eighth overall in the post-season, have been road-warriors, upsetting the Calgary Roughnecks and San Jose Stealth in their respective buildings on their road to the Champion's Cup.

Mark Steenhuis scored seven goals last week in Buffalo's 19-12 thrashing of New York in the East Division Final. His MVP performance included four consecutive goals in the fourth quarter to put comeback hopes out of reach for New York.

"I think we're playing very well right now," said Bandits head coach Darris Kilgour. "There's a lot of anticipation going on. We're ready for a very tough battle."

Ken Montour, who leads the league in save percentage (80.8%) and is second in goals against average (10.23), made 41 saves in the win, but Mike Thompson (11.81 GAA, 76.2% save pct) will get the start in goal for Buffalo. Thompson stopped 46 shots and allowed just 12 goals in Buffalo's first-round playoff win against Philadelphia.

Portland's Dan Dawson and Ryan Powell lead all post-season scorers with 12 and eight goals, respectively. Dawson also has 10 assists for 22 points, seven better than the next points-getter, John Tavares at 15.

"Guys are playing with a lot of confidence," said LumberJax bench boss Derek Keenan. "We're playing well certainly at the right time."

Starting goaltender Matt Disher went down with an MCL strain early in the game, but Veteran goaltender Dallas Eliuk, who has served primarily as a backup in 2008, answered the call with 35 saves for the win.

"There is a chance [Disher might play Saturday]," added Keenan. "We probably won't make that decision until Saturday. He's been rehabbing all week and it's sort of a gametime thing."

The Championship Game will be a rematch of the final weekend of the regular season. The two teams met on April 26th at HSBC Arena, with Portland falling 14-10. 18-year-old Peter Jacobs was the only Portland player to score multiple goals, while John Tavares chipped in four goals and four assists for the Bandits in the victory.

The Bandits, who including the post-season are 9-2 at home, can win their first championship since 1996 with a victory on Saturday, while the LumberJax look to make history and win their franchise's first Champion's Cup.

ESPN2 will air the game on Tuesday, May 20th at 2 PM ET. The game will air LIVE on ESPN360, The Score Television Network, Eurosport2 and online at NLL.com. SIRIUS Satellite Radio will also air the game live on channel 119.

--Tom Soler/NLL.com


Two Points to clarify ESPN 360 is a website so it is epsn360.com . Also the goalie Disher used to play for the Bandits but not sure how long ago it was.


David Copperfield yesterday was very good. I went to the early show. There was this neat part where there where clips of him or about him in pop culture. His big trick was to get people out of the audience and then they got up on this platform with chairs and covered them he gave them flashlights and then he made them vanish. I guess the people who know them found them in the lobby after the show. The people where selected by passing balls through the crowd. He did this trick that had a story about his father and grandfather and he made a car appear and that lead to him sending flying discs into the watchers and some people went up on stage and then some people called out number and answered questions. At the end of the trick he has all these people unlock this glass container with the metal locked box inside of it. When he pulls out the paper and a audio tape the numbers matched what was picked and it matched the answers of the questions. At the very end he he picked up his fathers licensee plates and put one in front of the others and it was the numbers that where picked. I think he has demonic powers how could he know what people where going to say, HA! My boss saw the later show and said the answers where different then the show I was at, so that takes away one way he did it. He did some other cool tricks to. He has a talent at finding sexy ladies to come on stage. It was a fun time and it really flew by quickly. I would think it would be worth it to go see him if he was someplace close.
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Category: issues

05/14/08 05:55 - 69ºF - ID#44338

Love of Star Wars

So recently I have been thinking about starting a blog topic of Issues. Some of them might be race, homosexuality, the internet, abortion, adoption of kids not like you, gun rights, and maybe a few other things. I don't know what all the topics would be. What the blog will be is (hopefully) just a paragraph or maybe two that gives my view on that topic. Often when someone blogs and you leave a comment you are reacting to what they said and what you believe is reflected in that but it doesn't really say how you feel about a certain Topic. Some of our beliefs come from what we are taught, grow up, and see how things work in the real world. Because of that how we feel or think about something can change. For example you might be all for abortions and think they should be legal and then find out that your best friend when they where born almost got aborted, that could change your view drasticly.

I know the love of star wars isn't really an Issue but it fits into being a fanatic. A lot of people think that there where 6 Star Wars movies but depending on how you count that isn't true. By my count there are 7 because of that all Ewoke movie and I heard there was another spin off some place. Not to mention the original 3 came out in those versions with all the added effects and scenes so you could get the count up to ten. Then you have the clone wars but they so far are only animated cartoons. They make comic books and movies and all kinds of stories that I never got into. But I'm still a fan. I have posters and some merch like figures on my wall and M&Ms and things like that. But It is very easy to go from I'll get this cool thing to I have to spend my entire paycheck on it and go overboard like dressing up as a stromtrooper and having your girlfriend dress up as lia and stuff like that, and putting it on line as a video with ewoks in the background.

I think the reason for being a fanatic though makes sense in this case. There are so many great ideas and themes in the movie like good vs bad, tryreny, abuse of power, fighting for freedom, love, companion ship, being rebelous, the entire Jedi thing. So there really are if you examine it a lot of reasons why Star Wars appeals to people. That doesn't even get into all the characters, action, special effects, cool costumes and great music.

Here is an example of someones dedication to star wars going to far that I saw on Yahoo today. Maybe it is more then just one person going to far. But maybe for the people at the church it isn't maybe the Jedi Beliefs kinda line up some with theirs so they kinda line up some so they aren't that nuts or maybe it is just fun.

'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks

Wed May 14, 7:36 AM ET

HOLYHEAD, Wales - A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.
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Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones - aka Master Jonba Hehol - with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones - known as Master Mormi Hehol - bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon (10-liter) box of wine beforehand.

"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 - 0.7 percent of the population - listed Jedi as their religion.



Hey if anyone feels like chiming in go ahead, maybe there are more details I should know that shows these guys just love star wars like me an are not fanatics or maybe I'm one also but not expressing that I am here.
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Category: photos

05/13/08 07:35 - 63ºF - ID#44331

Niawanda ?


So for mothers day we went to Old Man rivers then walked around the park. I know some of it is called Niawanda but I don't know if the name changes at other spots. Here are a few photos I took.

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I wish we had a little bit more time and that it was a bit warmer I would have liked to have seen what was at the end of all those houses.
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05/12/08 08:00 - 58ºF - ID#44319

cooperfield and more

First of all I was going to post bandits pictures from the last game I went to but ran out of time so

That should also take you to a page where you can see all my pictures from the tall ship beer fest thing. I'm really looking forward to the championship game on Saturday. It has been 12 years since they won one. Yes they have been to two championship games in the past few years but they lost one at home that was depressing cause they where the better team I don't care what anyone says but they didn't play like it and they lost away, might have been on TV so I really hope they can win. I decided screw it I'm poor anyways I might as well get David Cooperfield tickets for Thursday. Should be a good time, it has been along time since I've seen him. Hopefully I'll put up some Tonawanda pictures up on Tuesday and then maybe some bonus Bandettes pictures.
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Category: photos

05/11/08 05:51 - 65ºF - ID#44311

Beer ship Marina

So as I updated my last journal I mentioned that On saturday I went down to the Marina to see The tall ship and to try some beer. There are pictures in the Buffalo News and there is some video on the TV news and I have to admit one of the pictures on the picture page is really good. I got there late so there wasn't all the bag pipers at the ship but I still saw it. From my understand Alexander Keith's is beer from Canada and you can only get it in bars. I don't really like beer but I thought it was good or maybe it being free helped with the taste it was a nice day out. That being said there where also a lot of hot ladies out and about that day. Here are the Pictures.



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I wind up going to a different waterfront today down my Niawanda park. It could have been warmer but those photos will get put up soon I just don't have enough time right now to post them. Hope everyone had a great mothers day and a great weekend oh yeah then I have Bandits pictures to post also sounds like I still have more internet stuff to do. Ok here comes the working week again, argh.
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So I forgot this one up there Hey you gotta love those outfits. Oh yeah and the Gordon Highlanders where pretty cool also. I just wanted to add that sometimes it is tough to know what pictures to put up and what ones not to hope if anyone is still reading this that they enjoyed them.
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Category: lax

05/09/08 06:36 - 58ºF - ID#44288

Bandits Ad kinda

So on Saturday I'm going to see the Bandits playoff game. It should be very good. The winner is the Eastern Champions and will go onto to the championship game. I think that game will be on ESPN2. Maybe if the day is nice I will go down to the marina in the morning but I'm not sure. There is supposed some tall boat with some removing of beer from it in period costumes so we shall see. Hope everyone has a great weekend and nice mothers day.


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Category: photos

05/04/08 01:34 - 47ºF - ID#44230

Buffalo and Bandits

On Friday the Bandits beat the wings and advanced to the next round of the playoffs, Lets go Bandits!! They didn't start out to good but they won in the end so. I went to TGIF before the game and had a good time. Before the game and before Avenue Q I took some pictures of Buffalo these have been altered to hopefully show up.


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Hopefully those pictures look pretty nice. As I said earlier the Bandits did win and so I was happy so I'm going to the game on Saturday here are some random pictures from the game that just passed.


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I didn't want to put up to many and bore anyone who read this. There are two pictures that I forgot to put up that I found interesting on Elmwood some people may know where this is.


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It is the window of Hodge Liquar on Elmwood.
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Category: movies

05/04/08 10:06 - 45ºF - ID#44228

Street Kings Iron Man

Today I got to see two pretty good action movies. The first one was street kings. Hey how can you not go see a movie with dirty cops in it. It was not like training day to me at all really. I thought it was very good and it was nice to see that there was a plot. At the same time as it had a plot it was still nice and violent. I thought Forrest Whitacer, Hugh Lourie, Jay Mohr (ok and funny man but great actor, or maybe I just like him) and Kenu Reves (stright acting no accent of where he is from) all did a great job. Also Common formaly known as Common Sense played a good small part also. For those who may not know there was some music group that had the rights to the name so sense got dropped. But see that worked out good because in credits and tittles Common sound and looks better and is clearer then Common Sense so do to him also acting I think he for his movies would have droped sense anyways. I tried this Pizza with the movie that was pretty good and made the movie that much better.

Before both movies they had an add for a special event coming of DeathNote. I will admit that I like the show but didn't know there was a movie I'm going to have to see if I can get to that. The second movie of the day way Iron Man. With out giving anything away it was really good. I can't say if it was true to the Comic Book or not since I never read it. That being said there was a lot of great action with kick ass music in the background. I pretty much posted the same thing on 2 other social networking sites but there where two things that I didn't say there and the big one is because I forgot to mention one of them. The thing with "Comic Book Movies" is that to be good they have to have that great story telling along with the action and that balance can be tough sometimes. I thought they did a great job here and thought it was really good, plus the place was pretty packed. When I use the term monkey here it isn't a slur based on race or at least it isn't supposed to be. But when the credits rolled you should have seen the mass exodus of the monkeys from the film. It was nice to see some people who understand that it takes people to make the movies or maybe they just wanted to see what the music or maybe they wanted to see the end of the movie. For those who read comic books, watch comic TV shows or are Haseloff fans you may know what happens after the credits but it wasn't Haseloff who will appear it is a much better actor. If you paid attention during the movie there was some foreshadowing to this but I didn't catch it. Oh yeah and the 2nd thing (e:tinypliny) it was nice to run into you on the way home, I hope all that produce winds up tasting very good.

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04/30/08 05:47 - 47ºF - ID#44194

Avenue Q

So last night I went to see Avenue Q. My seats where good I was about a row or two in front of where the balcony starts and pretty close to center. I thought it was good. I also thought it was funny. With out giving any thing away really it was cool to walk in and have music playing. The one odd thing was that Gary Coleman was played by a lady. But that being said she was very good. It is part of the musical but one thing that was tough to get used to was some people where people and not puppets. It was still pretty cool and I liked how sometimes the people would make some really cool faces. All in all it was pretty good.
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04/28/08 06:29 - 43ºF - ID#44172

weekend and weekend.

So on Saturday the Bandits won and I had A good time. I really don't feel like posting pictures really. There next game is on Friday and is a home Playoff game. I also saw the new Harold and Kumar movie on Saturday. I liked it but not as much as the 1st one but maybe it is just because they showed so much of it in the previews. Tuesday I'm looking forward to seeing Avenue Q , I'm hoping it is very good.
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