Posts Tagged ‘Steelers’

h1

Episode 97: Ben at Work

April 23, 2010

[gigya-embed src=”http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=8030578%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

Sorry about last week BUCKETheads, but we were suspended for two
episodes by the National Podcast League because Corey was seven minutes
late posting Episode 95. But we’re back, and it’s time to discuss some
other things that seem to be disappearing: The 4G iPhone, Ben
Roethlisberger’s NFL career, Kate Gosselin’s alleged “dancing”…and
BUCKET? (Recorded April 21, 2010)

206-337-9910 is the new BUCKET line number … call the show today, let us know your thoughts!

NEWSWIRE (Fun, bizarre, and sometimes actually newsworthy news stories)
Pandemonium at Apple: Meet the new 4G iPhoneMore Bars…in More BarsWhat Wouldn’t Gizmodo Do?
Unpronounceable volcano erupts, renders Europe’s airspace useless

SKYMALL ITEM OF THE WEEK (from SkyMall.com)
Spring allergies driving you nuts? Knock em out with Migraine Magic! ($59.95)

POPCORN BUCKET
(TV / Movies / Entertainment)
Dancing With The Stars Update: The Gosselin Monster has been subdued!

TEXTUAL HEALING with Big Louie Smooth (from TextsFromLastNight.com)
Still hungover from 4/20 festivities? Big Louie Smooth can help you feel better, courtesy of some fellow partiers!

THE BUCKET SHOOTOUT (Point/Counterpoint)
Corey and Lou debate The NFL’s suspension of Ben Roethlisberger

SPORTS CORNER (Sports Stories)
The NFL Draft runs Thursday-Sunday…so who do Lou and Corey want for the Eagles and Steelers?

LOU’S MONEY SHOT for cash and prizes
Get
YOUR Dart Foundation update and see if Louie Dee can hit a low ton and
win the BUCKET listeners something awesome (probably not)

AND FINALLY, THE MOMENT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
The BUCKET Boys make a major announcement regarding the future of BUCKET

PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK:
“Inertia” by Josh Woodward

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:

SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC!!
Know of a great podsafe/indy artist we should feature? Let us know at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com!

KEYWORDS: BUCKET,
Lou, Corey, Stamford, Connecticut, Primate Update, monkeys, news,
politics, sports, entertainment, movies, TV, podcast, podsafe, Skymall,
Gizmodo,iPhone, Apple, 4G, camera, lost, bar, steal, volcano, Europe, UK, allergies, migranes, TV, Dancing With The Stars, DWTS, TextsFromLastNight.com, Ben Roethlisberger, Roger Goodell, NFL, suspension, sex, assault, Steelers, NFL Draft, Josh Woodward


206-337-9910 is the new BUCKET line number … call the show today, let us know your thoughts!

h1

Episode 70 – FOOTBALL!!

September 11, 2009

[gigya-embed src=”http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=7198406%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

BUCKET Episode 70: FOOTBALL!!!

Recorded 09-09-2009:

CALL THE BUCKET “PAIL MAIL” LINE with your comments/questions: (206) 333-1439

(direct link to show MP3)

TODAY’S NEWS STORIES:
Apple introduces new iTunes, iPods, Nanos, Shuffles
(who has one of those? seriously?)

THE SKYMALL ITEM OF THE WEEK:
The Bug Vacuum (only $49.95)

THE WEEKLY RANT, WITH LOU!
Lou rips unprepared people at the Supermarket … in 60 seconds or less.

THE SPORTS CORNER:
NFL predictions for the 2009 season – Fantasy sleepers?

It’s official … The Pirates own the worst futility streak in history

Cal Ripken’s No. 8 stolen from Camden Yards

POPCORN BUCKET (TV/Movies/DVDs/Video Games):
Obsessed” Movie Review

“Inglorious Basterds
” Movie Review
District 9“: Closet hit  … is it? We don’t know….

CALLS FROM THE PUBLIC:
E-mail: Jordan, from “Leaving Richmond” …. thanks for playing “planning for the routine”

PRIMATE UPDATE:
Houston-area store turns to monkeys to help rebuild customer base

TODAY’s FEATURED MUSIC:
PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK: “Four Shots” by Andre Bisson (Music Alley Link)

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:

“Textual Healing, with Big Louie Smooth” theme: “Instrumental R&B” by Christopher Wright (Music Alley profile)
“SkyMall item of the week” theme: “Planning for the Routine” by Leaving Richmond (Music Alley profile)

SPORTS CORNER THEME: “Dodging Buses” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith. Old theme too!
All podsafe artists/music are courtesy of
IODA Promonet and Music Alley.
SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC!!
Know of a great podsafe/indy artist we should feature? Let us know at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com!

KEYWORDS: BUCKET, Lou, Corey, Stamford, Connecticut, Primate Update, monkeys, news, politics, sports, entertainment, movies, TV, podcast, podsafe, music, NFL, Steelers, Eagles, Patriots, Obsessed, Inglorious Basterds, District 9, Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles, MLB, Pittsburgh, Pirates, Apple, geek, computers, Mac, iMac, iPod, iPhone, Nano, The Beatles, Rock Band, Labor Day, Supermarkets, Shop-Rite, Leaving Richmond, Gallery Furniture

h1

Episode 68: Favre, Favre Away

August 21, 2009

[gigya-embed src=”http://cdn.ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=7078308%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

Recorded 08-19-2009: The first BUCKET episode in two years welcomes new co-host Louie Dee, and we clumsily find our way back into a groove.

  • What is this microphone thing you speak of? And where did BUCKET Jen go? And Who’s THAT guy?
  • BUCKET returns as much of the indy podcast world has gone “corporate”. Is there even place for BUCKET out there anymore? We discuss, as we sip our corporate soft drinks/beers/chips.
  • Also, BUCKET is now “Remixed” in its new form … we look back at the greatest “remixes” in history. Sprite Remix comes to mind… and we ramble on about the sudden proliferation of Mountain Dew and all its colors. ADD City!!

TODAY’S NEWS STORIES:

Michael Jackson … still dead … maybe buried … Doc to be charged?
Oliver Stone to reveal “Secret History of America” in new series

THE ODDNESS
Angry N.C. residents slow neighborhood traffic with threat of paintball gun volleys

THE WEEKLY RANT, WITH LOU!
Steroids in Baseball … 60 seconds on the clock…. and GO!!

THE SPORTS CORNER:
Which baseball team is Corey supporting now?

Brett Favre continues to menace the NFL, signs with Minnesota Vikings

Winners and Losers in Favre-mania!!

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger reveals accuser’s e-mails to him … ballgame?

“Peeping in” on ESPN’s Erin Andrews: Every sports fan’s dream gal

POPCORN BUCKET:
Abortion episode of “Family Guy” … show it or no show?

SPECIAL FEATURES:
“Textual Healing, with Big Louie Smooth” … yeah, baby!  (posts read from TextsFromLastNight.com)

PRIMATE UPDATE:CONTINUING COVERAGE OF STAMFORD CHIMP CHAOS ’09: Time Magazine Expose
Monkey not believed to be part of Fla. women’s death

Monkeys flattered by mimicry

TODAY’s MUSIC:
SONG OF THE WEEK: Girl Activity (Illinois) – “Liar/Cheater” (link to Music Alley profile)
“Textual Healing, with Big Louie Smooth” theme: “Instrumental R&B” by Christopher Wright (Music Alley profile)
SPORTS CORNER THEME: “Dodging Buses” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith. Old theme too!

All podsafe artists/music are courtesy of IODA Promonet and Music Alley.
SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC!! Know of a great podsafe/indy artist we should feature? Let us know at BUCKETRemix@gmail.com!

BUCKETheads, Be a part of the show! Call the PAIL MAIL voicemail line at (206) 333-1439 and leave your 30-60 second message/comment/questions to be part of our “Calls from the Public” segment.

BTW … For those wondering “Why Episode 68?”, it’s because …. get out your abacus and slide rule … BUCKET originally did 58 shows, plus 7 BUCKET Blast episodes and 2 Nowhereville Concert Series shows from 2006-07. So, this is No. 68. Live with it!! 🙂

h1

PROMO: Obama, beer, the ladies and you! (:45)

August 17, 2009

[gigya-embed src=”http://cdn.ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=7055138%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

PROMO: Obama, beer, the ladies and you! (:45)

New BUCKET co-host Louie Dee explains why he’s pro-Obama, because he’s just “one of the guys”.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith .

For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

h1

PROMO: Louie Dee and Sully (:40)

August 14, 2009

[gigya-embed src=”http://cdn.ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=7039451%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

PROMO: Louie Dee and Sully (:40)

New BUCKET co-host Louie Dee gets a little hot under the collar. This time, it’s about Fox News and multiple comparisons to Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s STORIES:
Freak mid-air collision over the Hudson River kills nine (NY Post)

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith.

For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

h1

Mini-sode 2: Corey leaves the Pirates’ ship!

August 6, 2009

[gigya-embed src=”http://cdn.ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioWM.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=6996140%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”]

MINI-SODE 2: COREY LEAVES THE PIRATES’ SHIP

After watching in agony at a flurry of trades that sent two popular players away for cost-saving reasons, and living through 17 years of futility and losing seasons, Corey wants a new team to cheer for, and he wants YOU to help him choose his new team.

Visit Auction 120453724410 on eBay to bid on Corey’s fan allegiances, plus his favorite Pirates jersey and ballcap. 10% of the proceeds goes to the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s efforts to fight cancer.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith.
For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

h1

Hanging it up on the Pirates … for a price

July 29, 2009
Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

The 1992 NLCSPittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. Game 7.

One of the worst nights of my life.  And I remember it like yesterday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, after two years of NLCS flameouts, were just one strike away from the World Series.

Then, Francisco Cabrera’s hit off Stan Belinda found the outfield … one run scores to tie the game … and Barry Bonds (the non-juiced variety) fails to throw out a gimp-legged Sid Bream at the plate for the winning run.

And the Bucco Blues began for the City of Pittsburgh … the “Outfield of Dreams” (Bonilla, Van Slyke, Bonds) broke up to free agency in the offseason, key pitchers departed as well. And the team was great no more.

After years of rooting for the Pirates as a youngster with my grandfather, and seeing many great NL East rivalry games at Three Rivers Stadium, my heart was crushed by “The Slide” in the NLCS. Little did I know that the pain of that loss would linger still today.

Since that ’92 NLCS game, the Pirates have failed to make the NLCS or World Series, much less the playoffs!  The 16-year losing streak — tying a record in professional sports — will most undoubtedly end this year with the Buccos setting a new record for futility with their 17th under-.500 season. They will be lucky not to lose 100 games.

Today, the Pirates traded away two of my long-time favorite players — defensive wizards SS Jack Wilson, and 2B Freddy Sanchez — for a flurry of prospects. Earlier this season, the fan base nearly rioted as all-star CF Nate McLouth was shipped away. And 1B Andy LaRoche was dealt as well last week.

Again, for prospects, just as the Pirates had done in past seasons with present/future stars like Jason Bay, Brian Giles, Jason Kendall, Aramis Ramirez, and the like.  The Pirates will enter 2010 with the lowest payroll in the majors — $30 Million. Disgusting!!

It pains me so much to see the Pirates, who have five World Series championships in their storied history and play in one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world, to have front-office management that suffer from “small market syndrome” and ownership that refuse to spend the money necessary to compete in a questionably-good NL Central division.

So today, I am doing the previously unthinkable…

I am done with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I am putting up my baseball team allegiances to the highest bidder. On eBay.

While I still remain faithful to Pittsburgh’s other championship teams, the 2009 NFL Champion Steelers and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Penguins, I can no longer support a baseball team that refuses to respect its fan base in the blatant manner the Pirates’ management does. To perform the way they do is a stain on the City of Champions and a slap in the face to the hard-working people and identity of Pittsburgh.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

So, since eBay does not allow an auction of something “intangible” like fan allegiances … I am including in this auction the tangible items that symbolize my Pirates’ support for the past 24 years: My authentic Pirates jersey (with CLAYTON and 33 on the back, my name and number) and my authentic Pirates New Era 50/50 cap, size 8.

In an effort to wash away the failure of the Pirates (and to help fund my upcoming wedding to my beautiful bride-to-be this October, which makes this sacrifice even more personal), I am offering my fan allegiance to ANY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM in the United States, currently in the major, minor or independent leagues.

I ask the following of the winner of this auction. In order to properly embrace the team of their choosing, I ask that they promptly:

1. Provide a fitted ballcap — size 8 — of the team I’m to support. Will wear it proudly.
2. Provide some sort of t-shirt or jersey with the team’s logo to wear in photos for the Internet. (Size 3XL or equivalent)

As a new fan of the winning bidder’s team, I will do the following:

1. Learn the team’s history, players’ names/postitions and season statistics. I will also follow the team’s parent club(s), if any.
2. Follow their games via Internet on team’s Web sites and/or other sports sources
3. Try to attend as many games as possible, within given geographic constraints.
4. Include a weekly segment/update on my podcast (at http://www.BUCKETremix.com) about the team’s progress through the season.

As a charitable donation to the city that has given us so many non-baseball championship moments as of late, 10% of the final auction price will be donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, who helps fund such much-needed research in the fight against cancer, which my grandfather (an avid Pirates fan) passed away from.

The auction begins Wednesday, August 5 at Noon PDT on eBay. Click here for a link to the auction.

More details will be given about the winning team on BUCKET, my podcast, during its re-debut August 21st. (subscribe here). Updates on the progress of the auction will be displayed on the BUCKET Twitter account at http://twitter.com/MyBUCKET.

Any questions about this auction should be directed to Corey at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com. He will reply as soon as possible.

Im sorry, Parrot!

I'm sorry, Parrot!

And may the Pirate Parrot have mercy on my soul…