LT Throws in the Towel

February 5, 2010

Well, what we were all expecting is finally here. Yesterday LaDanian Tomlinson said he doesn’t want to play for the Chargers anymore. In a radio interview this week he stated that he felt disconnected and questioned the commitments of some of the players. If you can’t tell, he doesn’t want to go quietly.

“I don’t know what it is,” he said. “We’re (at) the point where these guys that come into the league, it’s not about the same values no more. It’s not about football, the things that you’re taught — faith, family, football. To them, it’s notabout that no more. It’s the name … It’s ‘me.’ And that’s the thing that’s so disappointing to me, because I can’t deal with that no more. If that’s going to be allowed I just can’t deal with that type of stuff.”

Co host Scott Kaplan of the “Scott and BR Show” on XX Sports Radio asked LT about his disappointment as a team leader, and in some of the things in the Chargers playoff loss.

“Some of this I feel like is taken out of my hands,” Tomlinson said. “You said a leader and all this kind of stuff, but there was a big part of this year, where for whatever reason, I didn’t feel connected as far as the team, the unity, togetherness, family. I didn’t feel that at times in the season. There were times that I did. But I’m saying that was a problem in the locker room, I felt like. Just my opinion.”

Tomlinson said he was as happy this season as he had been in some time, saying he felt the current Chargers team cost him his best chance at a Super Bowl. A playoff loss, a game in which the team committed numerous uncharger-like mistakes, changed his thinking.

The way I think of it, it would be tough to be LT. He used to be the face of the Chargers. The Chargers were HIS team. But, now Philip Rivers is the team leader, and LaDanian is no longer as big of a name as it used to be. I don’t think he wants to take the pay cut, or share the stardom either. When you think San Diego Chargers, you don’t think LT anymore. You think Philip Rivers, Darren Sproles & Vincent Jackson. That would be hard on any declining NFL stars ego.

I don’t know what us football fans are supposed to think. I don’t think the Chargers will be a very different team without him, as he wasn’t getting a lot of playing time anyway. Maybe the Bolts wont choke this year.


Chargers Vs. Steelers: A Disappointing End

October 4, 2009

The Chargers were in Pittsburgh today, and had a great second half offensively. The first half was absolutely terrible. No offense, no defense… nothing. It all added up to 21 points in the first half. Take away one of those TD’s and I think the Chargers would’ve won. My player of the game: Antonio Gates. He had a big game, 9 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Chargers had an awesome comeback in the second half, scoring their only 28 points. They just dug themselves to deep of a hole.  Next week the Chargers have a bye, and the Steelers are facing Detroit (1-3-0, 4th in the AFC North). So, after this week:

Chargers (2-2, 2nd in AFC West)

Steelers (2-2, 3rd in AFC North)

Upset of Week 4:

Denver Broncos: 17   Dallas Cowboys: 10

That game was a HUGE surprise.  I was hearing all about Dallas all week, and how phony Denver 3-0 start is. I’m not saying that the Broncos, who lead the AFC West at 4-0, deserve it… but they are there and that’s all that matters now. They beat Cincinnati on a fluke play, but whatever.

They have a tough schedule coming up. If they can go through the Patriots, the Chargers, the Ravens and the Steelers with 2 or less losses they might actually be a contender. I don’t see it happening, though. My prediction is that they will have MAX, 1 win. New England, Baltimore and Pittsburgh will dominate them on defense and out play them on offense. If they are not beat up after their game with the Patriots, then Denver and my Chargers are going to have a close game on their hands. However, if the Broncos go out there tired and beat up from the previous week, the Chargers can put it away early.


Snow Leopard Is Here!

August 28, 2009

OS X 10.6

Today Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard came out, and thank god, I ordered it in advance. Snow Leopard is basically an improvement on 10.5 Leopard, and you can read about that in Mac VS. PC. Snow Leopard is faster, more efficient, and takes up less space on your hard drive. In fact, before I installed it today I had 177.2 Gigabytes left on my hard drive. Now, I have 189.46 left! That’s 12.26 GB smaller than Leopard! Apple says, “In ways big and small, Mac OS X Snow Leopard makes your Mac faster, more reliable, and easier to use.” and ” Mac experience…fine-tuned”.

The Finder has been updated, it’s mainly cocoa, though. You can also customize your spotlight searches, read multi-paged documents (in icon form) in the Finder, or watch a QuickTime movie in Finder icon form. According to Apple.com, start up is 2x faster and shut down is 1.8x, or 80% faster than Leopard.

Here’s my favorite part: QuickTime X! On QuickTime X, X standing for 10, you can share to iTunes or YouTube, you can screen record, audio record, or record with your webcam. QuickTime videos are also viewable in Exposé, so when you go into Exposé, you can still watch it. Videos in QT can also be trimmed, such as on the iPhone. The video playback is also in higher resolution and is smoother. And come on, who doesn’t love the new logo?

There is a few more things, such as Chinese Character Input with your Multi-Touch Trackpad, iChat has higher resolution, 80 % faster Time Machine backup, automatic printer driver updates & automatic time zone setup and something else that wasn’t that important. I’m going to get into that stuff, but, what I will say is, THIS is the OS (X)  you have to get if you want speed, performance, and an over all great experience with an easy to use interface (not to mention it looks way better than PC), then you want Snow Leopard.

Sources: Apple.com

TV Loves NOFX: Zooming In On The Background

August 18, 2009

Yes, it’s true. Not only did NOFX just get their own TV show on Fuse, I spotted something while my little brother was watching Drake and Josh, and I was working on some Wallpapers. I looked up and saw this.

Drake and Josh 1

What do you see when you zoom in on it?

Drake & Josh NOFX

A NOFX poster.


It’s Over!

July 31, 2009

NaBloPoMo is over! It’s about time. That felt like one long month.  It’s been an amazing month in terms of views. This was Bandew444’s second best mont on record, with 614 views. I know it’s not that many, but we don’t have a whole lot of advertising, and B4 and the Jeary aren’t very big and we don’t have a lot of funding, I’d say that’s pretty good. At the beginning of the month I predicted that we would have 66 posts today. Right now there is 78 posts, not including this one. As of today Bandew444’s has 3,057 views. 5,000 is going to be huge. Well, anyway this is the last post for NaBloPoMo + Bandew444’s, sorry Jeary. But like I said earlier, It’s just been an amazing, wild, tiring month, we’ve had tons of progress with wallpapers, our new store an so much more. I just want to say thanks to Zazzle, for letting us put up our products, thanks to Jeary for all the posts and help, and thanks to you, the reader for… well, reading! Keep coming here, because I promise that there will be so much more, and when football season rolls around… oh boy. Thanks again!

— Bandew444s and The Jeary



Photoshop Links

July 26, 2009

Here’s some of the best resource, tutorials, brushes and more for Photoshop!

Photoshop Roadmap

Brusheezy

Abduzeedo

PSD Tuts

Smashing Magazine

Remember… this post will be updated with more links!