Draft Day!

Well it was another fun draft day! I’m glad almost everyone attended and then made it home ok. Let the season begin. Here are just a few pics I was able to salvage before my phone was lost to the salt water pool.







PatronBowl 2012!


Well it’s that time of year again! Draft day is days away and this year we’re doing it in style! This years draft will take place from the Presidential suite of the Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! All but 2 teams will be present and it’s sure to be an awesome event once again! I’ll be posting a recap and maybe some up to date picks from the suite as long as the Internet connection is decent. It’s been a long offseason and can’t wait to get started! Hopefully we don’t get shutdown!!! It’s on!


Are we talking about the playoffs? Yes we are! Round 1! The playoffs have finally arrived. With the end of the regular fantasy football season upon us, the top 6 teams out of 10 are ready for battle! Who will win the coveted golden patron? Who will unseat the reigning 2 time champ? Will someone new finally win? Of course Chiefs Fan and Roostr (no e) get to sit back and watch the first round contenders duke it out since they finished 1 and 2 in the league and get the bye. Good luck to everybody! Let’s check out what’s on tap for this weekend!

Matchup 1
(6)L-Diggity vs. (3)Team Splinters:


In this corner we have 6th seed L-Diggity, who came back from a mass decimation
of his draft day picks due to injury, to somehow make the playoffs.
Is he doing it with smoke and mirrors? Or is Digg toying with the other managers.
showcasing his mad free agent pickups and trade skills?


Team Splinters

In this corner we have 3rd seed Team Splinters…….
still not sure where he got the name, but he’s taking care of business.
In what just may be the highest rate of free agent pickups in PatronBowl history,
he finished in 3rd place for the regular season. 

Here’s the matchup:


Matchup 2
(5)BBFCFM vs. (4)Huss Monkeys:


In this corner we have BBFCFM, who didn’t have too bad of a season
considering he was waiting for Chris Johnson to come back from the dead.
He finished as the 5th seed at 7-6. He has been putting up some high
points lately and just may be underestimated.


Huss Monkeys

And finally in this corner we have 4th seeded Huss Monkeys,
who is looking for that 3rd championship in as many years.
What can i say about this guy, he just gets it done.
Can he pull it out and advance to the next round?

Here’s the matchup:

And “LAST” but not least…..

 With the end of the regular season comes the last place award. I’m still trying to decide on a name for this. I’m leaning towards the “Shane Laden” but i’m not sold yet. I still have to think of a trophy design also. Last place gets to buy the Patron for the following years draft……… LUCKY GUY! But first a run down of past years’ lucky Patron buyers:

2010: Show Me The Money

2009: El Presidente

2008: Chiefs Fan

2007: Show Me The Money

And this year the award goes to:

Cardinal & Gold

In the immortal words of L-Diggity………. “make sure that shit is chilled!”


Vertical Epic 11.11.11 release!

Oh man, I am loving this brew. It’s right up my alley as far as Belgians go. Nice amber color, hints of banana, cinnamon and New Mexico Green Chile! So far I am impressed and am taking a few bottles home. Brian Crowson and i are loving our day off! Off to the Taco Shop then home to enjoy our growlers…… maybe we’ll add some Casa Noble!! Want more info on the beer? Check it out here: Vertical Epic 11.11.11


Yeah, it was one of those weeks……..

So what do i do when i have one of “those weeks”? I tend to indulge in the quality liquor! In this case it’s the Casa Noble tequila!

I remember years ago i was at a wedding with my dad and he suggested we sip on some tequila. We proceeded to head to the bar and take a seat. Hell yeah, i was ready to get my buzz on and it was a wedding! My dad lived in Monrovia at the time and had since moved to Vegas to look after my awesome Grandmother. My dad, the man i’m named after, IS a quality individual who served his country and i am more than proud to be named after. He taught me how to be a man and instilled all the beliefs in me that make me proud to call him my father! We sat down at the bar of the Embassy Suites in Santa Ana and ordered. Back then i wasn’t into the quality liquor yet, so i let my pops order for us. Of course i trusted his decision and thought i could handle anything. I can’t exactly remember the tequila he ordered,  it was a silver and it was on the rocks, but “GAWD” i thought i would throw up. Now this was back in my 20’s, i am now at the ripe age of 42, and couldn’t appreciate the quality of a good tequila. Back then all i thought tequila was good for was a shot or two. But now in my older years i am finally realizing the intricacies of a fine quality tequila. I could tell  he knew i wasn’t exactly enjoying it so he decided to order me a beer and took over my glass of tequila with out even asking. I remember thinking to myself “thank god”. I never told him, nor asked him to “PLEASE FINISH MY TEQUILA”, but a man knows his son, and this man knew his son. Maybe it was from the look on my face or maybe the little gag i gave after the first sip, but he knew! He had no problem finishing what i couldn’t start, but I guess he had already had many years of doing of that for his son. We proceeded to finish our drinks and rejoin his brothers wedding after some talk about SC Football or some minor chit chat. I can’t exactly remember the conversation because i was in a bad place back then. We went our separate ways once again after the wedding and i re imagined it over and over again. I look back now, and wish i could have that moment back. Maybe it’s my older years, maybe it’s my older age, who knows. If i knew then what i know now, it would go completely different. I remember the lessons and the things you told me to watch out for in people pops! Not everything went in one ear and out another. I want that time back, i want those quality moments back to ask my father the questions i should have asked back then but was too much of a punk ass to do. Luckily my dad is still here, and i still have that time and i need to do something about it and i will. these are the type of moments that make people who they are today. These are the type of moments that i realize not everyone had. And these are the type of moments i realize that i was lucky to have but need to follow up on. I’m just a man, a regular kind of guy with a regular kind of job that goes through the typical things that go on everyday in an unorganized company. But sometimes things sit in my mind a little too strongly and I need a release. These are the times i think of my pops and the quality man he is and how he handles things that would drive a normal man nuts……….. but i add the Casa Noble!

Yeah, it was one of those weeks……….

This drink dad, this one is for you!!

Tequila 101

Having a good time with Duffi and Brian’s family. Getting schooled in real tequila tasting with Dave! He is the man. Tonights tasting is casa noble! Very good! Last night was La Fortaleza! Excellent!!


It’s a Bloody morning!

Sitting at Sarducci’s with my wife after mass at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano….