†† Ok well the first contest got some good feedback, so I thought of another game we could play. †I think it would be fun for everyone to pick the top 5 oscars and who is going to win them, the top 5 are:†best picture, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress. Get to work, you all have till Feb-22nd, Good luck. Lets try and get 40 players this time.
A couple weeks ago I went to Syracuse for a little Hot Stove Dinner to kick off the union of the Nationals with the Chiefs. ¬†I never new that it could really get colder than it was in Columbus. ¬†The team was nice enough to let my fiancee come along, so once we got to the airport they had one of their interns there waiting to pick us up. ¬†And you know, we started some small talk like regular humans, and they started telling me what the plans were for the day. ¬†Let me inform you that all I thought I was doing was going to the dinner to meet the fans. ¬†But they had a different itinerary in mind. ¬†The intern said I had a photo shoot and an interview lined up beginning in an hour. ¬†(There goes the relaxing afternoon I had planned, haha). ¬†So I went to the photo shoot at a local photographer. ¬†It was a photo shoot for Time Warner Cable and they had a Syracuse Chiefs jersey and hat for me to wear. ¬†They took about 15-20 shots that are actually going to be used for billboards around town and other media pamphlets, so I thought that was really cool. ¬†After that, we went over to the radio station to do some radio commercial for Time Warner. ¬†The local Time Warner is trying to focus on “local celebrities” like the minor league hockey team there and also Carmello Anthony, since he went to Syracuse in college. ¬†They gave me 4 full sheets to read for radio ads. ¬†As you can imagine, this took me a while, about an hour and a half to be exact, I’m not the best reader, haha.¬†
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¬†¬† I totally forgot about this video, it’s funny and I know you guys will appreciate it. ¬†It was a home game last season when MASN had a mic on me. ¬†Enjoy
†† †Well it’s been a little while since I wrote my last Bally Minute and I have had this one issue going through my mind for some time now. †Now all of you out there know that I like to play video games. †I really enjoy getting online and playing other humans, you know it’s quite fun. †I really like to play Madden 09 online. †When I first started playing I stunk really bad, but now that I have been practicing and getting better I can actually beat people and it makes me feel real good about myself. (haha). But here’s the problem I have with playing online; see the younger kids (you know them, the ones with the real high pitched voices) †so now a day all that these kids want to do is win. †Hey there’s nothing wrong with that but when I am beating them and they quit the game early and I don’t get the win and they don’t get the loss that’s where I start to get upset. †I mean, come on, suck up your pride and just take the loss, like I have many of times, I know everyone out there that does play online knows what I’m talking about. †Now people out there are going to read this and think to themselves, “Geez Bally are you some kind of nerd?” NO! I’m not. †So I like to play some games after a long day… Sue me! †It makes me calm, unless I lose haha. †So I hope someone from Playstation reads this and does something about these kids that cheat and ruin all the fun. †I’m really glad I got this off my chest.
†† So then there were 4, I want to hear from all of you guys. Give me who will win the games this weekend and the score, then the matchup in the super bowl. Its all for fun, so lets see who gets it right, the winner will get an autographed Ball plus a copy of The Bigs (courtesy of 2K Sports). The grand prize winner has to pick the winners and the score, If there’s no one who got that then I will have to see who’s the closest to that. †So have fun and we will see who comes out on top. Good luck†
††The other day I was surfing the web and I came across a website about recycling and going green and how important it is to do so. †I have always felt that this country needs to do a better job of doing there part in recycling and keeping this world clean. †So as I kept reading I come to find out that this site was run by Chris Dickerson, a player I played against the last few years. †So this site is a bunch of athletes that are doing their part to make this world a better place to live in and showing everyone just how easy it is to just recycle and not make more waste. †So I got a hold of Chris and now I am apart of the we play green team, I really think that everyone should look into this, because Global warming is not a joke and I really feel that this can help get information that all of us need out so that we can all do our part to make a change. Please check out the site and if you need any more info please contact Chris Dickerson, or comment me on here and we will all make a change for the good. Thanks
Hey everyone I have been trying to do a post for the last 4 or 5 days now and Im not sure what has been going on but it just has not been letting me submit my post. Well anyway, can’t say I haven’t been trying haha. Well I hope everyone out there had a great holiday season full of great memories with their loved ones, (I sound so professional). Well its 2009 and ill tell you the truth, I really feel a difference. I mean Im a guy who’s always looking at the glass as half full but since 2009 has come along Im looking at that same glass and its over flowing. I think everyone should feel the same way I mean life is a beautiful thing, this is probably the only time you will ever hear any life advice from Bally but here I go. My 3 most important things for everyone out there for 2009 is 1) Don’t stress over the little things in life 2) Live every day like it’s your last 3) Always smile and have a good time because it makes other people happy when all you do is smile and have fun. It actually takes more energy and power to be mad and sad all the time so just use less energy and be happy. Yes I know that these 3 things are things that are easy and things that have been said before, I mean Im not Dr. Bally, coming out with some new age stuff to help out the world ( not yet anyways) but I was just giving you 3 things that help me out and that I try to do on a day to day basis.
Lastly, I am going on a cruise to the Bahamas today so I will be gone for about 4 or 5 days and you know what that means, no blogs from Bally for a little bit, I mean I could buy the internet on the ship and write while Im on, I mean I like each and every one of you but not that much haha. And I don’t think my fiance would be too happy if I was spending my vacation time glued to the internet. But when I come back I have some good stories stored up and Im sure I will have plenty more from the vacation, plus 2k sports has been ever so kind to donate some sports video games to me, and as a gift to you Im going to be doing some sort of game/give away, the only thing I need from you guys is ideas as to what you guys want to play, I need full ideas not just yeah I want to play haha. So Bally Claus is coming to town, you better get ready.
Well the time has come for good old St. Nick to come to a town near you. †Well I just wanted to say to everyone who reads Bally’s Blogs that I hope you all have a†Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and a wonderful holiday season†and I also hope you enjoy being with all your family and have a great time, also I really hope everyone gets what they asked for from Santa. †From everyone here on Bally’s Blog (Me), we wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa and a very Happy New Year, don’t worry I will be writing on here way before new years so don’t get worried