Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Roundtable

While I realize that I am not part of the Blogpoll (yet), I thought it might be fun to chip my two cents in.

This roundtable brought to us by EDSBS:

1. Education. List the region of the country you were born in, what universities you attended and at least one other you would have attended if your alma mater didn'’t exist.

Born and raised in West "by god" Virginia. I went to WV Tech for seven long years and received a double major in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management. Outside of WVU, I would have gone to either NC State or Ohio Northern if given the chance, but considering I don't prefer a mustache, it would seem that ONU was never really an option.

2. Sports Affiliations. List your top 10 favorite teams in all of sports in decending order. For instance, your alma mater'’s football team may be number 1, but perhaps there is a professional team that squeezes in before you get to your alma mater'’s lacrosse team.

1. WVU Football
2. WVU Basketball

3. San Diego Chargers

4. New York Mets

5. Vancouver Canucks

6. Hofstra "Flying Dutchmen" Football

7. Evansville "Purple Ace's" Basketball

(six and seven for the team name)

8. Pittsburgh Steelers

9. WVIT Golf (my college athletic experience)

10. Average Joe's Dodgeball


3. Movies. List the movie you'’ve watched the most, your favorite sports related movie, the movie you secretly love but don'’t like to admit it (possibly a chick flick or b film), and the movie you were (or still are) most looking forward to from this summer'’s season.

Most- Dr. Strangelove
Favorite- Anatomy of a Murder

Favorite Sports- Field of Dreams

Secretly Love-An American President

Looking Forwar To- Lady in the Water


4. Music. List your favorite band from middle school, high school, college and today. Also, as with the movies, include the song you secretly love but don'’t like to admit. If Nickleback is involved in any of these responses, please give a detailed explanation as to why, god, why.

Middle School-Metallica
High School- REM

College- Yes

Today- Spoon

Secretly Love- Can't say that I am embarrassed about any music I like, and can usually give a great reason why everyone should like it, but I guess you could put "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by Darkness.


5. Books. Favorite book you'’ve finished, worst book you'’ve finished and the book you really should read but haven'’t gotten around to it.

Favorite- About Face by David Hackworth
Worst- SSN by Tom Clancey

Should Read- Harry Potter books, so I can get ahead of the sequence of movie
s.

6. Travel. Favorite city you'’ve every been to and the one place you still must visit before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Favorite- Paris at 14 was incredible considering there was no drinking age, and my parents were on the other side of the pond!
Must Visit- Moscow, just to say I've been there.


7. What do you love most about college football in 20 words or less?

Beer, hot chicks, friends, and sanctioned violence with a credible scoring system.

4 comments:

knee_bone said...

1. Education. List the region of the country you were born in, what universities you attended and at least one other you would have attended if your alma mater didn'’t exist.

Born and raised in Chuck town, WV. I went to WV Tech for one year and WVU for 5 1/2 years. Ended up with a Masters in Civil Engineering. If I hadn't gone to WVU I would have like to gone to Alabama or Washington.

2. Sports Affiliations. List your top 10 favorite teams in all of sports in decending order. For instance, your alma mater'’s football team may be number 1, but perhaps there is a professional team that squeezes in before you get to your alma mater'’s lacrosse team.

1. WVU Football
2. WVU Basketball
3. Capital Cougars
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Washington Huskies
6. Atlanta Braves
7. Washington Wild Things
8. East Bank Pioneers
9. Horace Mann Eagles
10. University of California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

3. Movies. List the movie you'’ve watched the most, your favorite sports related movie, the movie you secretly love but don'’t like to admit it (possibly a chick flick or b film), and the movie you were (or still are) most looking forward to from this summer'’s season.

Most- Blazing Saddles
Favorite- Godfather
Favorite Sports- Rudy
Secretly Love- Fried Green Tomatoes
Looking Forward To- retirement

4. Music. List your favorite band from middle school, high school, college and today. Also, as with the movies, include the song you secretly love but don'’t like to admit. If Nickleback is involved in any of these responses, please give a detailed explanation as to why, god, why.

Middle School-Nirvana
High School- Notorious B.I.G.
College- Rage Against the Machine
Today- Citizen Cope
Secretly Love- I must say that I still rock out to Bon Jovi

5. Books. Favorite book you'’ve finished, worst book you'’ve finished and the book you really should read but haven'’t gotten around to it.

Favorite- East of Eden by Steinbeck
Worst- Living Buddha, Living Christ by some idiot buddhist monk
Should Read- Presidential biographies

6. Travel. Favorite city you'’ve every been to and the one place you still must visit before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

Favorite- Cape Town, South Africa - Nothing like it anywhere else.

Want to Visit- Mumbai, India

7. What do you love most about college football in 20 words or less?

The beauty of a well executed sweep, an outstretched reciever, a crushing sack...pretty much everything.

Johnny said...

What year did you go to Tech? Glad to know someone else out there can relate to what is commonly known as the arm pit of the world! Hehehehehe

knee_bone said...

My freshman year was '97. I don't know how you hung in there for as long as you did. I went to Morgantown for the last WVU-Marshall game and decided right then that I had to get out of Montgomery and into Morgantown.

Johnny said...

If you can believe it, when I started there, the dorms were always full, and there were quite a few things to do on the weekend, just because no one went home. But, by the time I left WVIT, well it was changing to WVUIT the semester I finished, it had turned into a commuter college. I was going through there on business one weekend, and decided to buy a case of beer and stop by my fraternity house, and there was no one there. They should have moved that campus up to Fayettville.