Good Morning Buzzard. Did some trimming on my beard last night. The first thing someone said to me this morning was, "You look like a professional wrestler with that beard." Not sure how to take that.
Morning Nation...car salesman in Oak Lawn got fired yesterday for wearing a Packers tie to work...BEAR DOWN!!!
Hopefully you are sharing your pop tarts with Devon this morning Buzzy
Starting today's MB with Weird Al. Which makes me wonder if this Buzz is a parody or the original.
Boy, I'm glad there was no Twitter back in 2008 when I played with a sprained MCL in the AFC Championship game. I only had 5 yards on two carries before I sat the rest of the game with my Darth Vader helmet on my head.
Morning Buzz. Let's get it started.
Did you hear I'm not really a wimp? Take that meanies! BEAR DOWN
Looks like the next round of snow in the Northeast might miss us. WOO HOO! Good morning, Buzz Nation!
It's not missing Bristol -- or, as I like to call ESPN's HQ these days, the horrible ice planet of Hoth.
Buzz, I might quit this chat halfway into it.
Youre the man Devon.
Good morning folks. Chatting from home today. Sick kid.
Hopefully that snow just dumps on your house J.B.
UNC and MSU playing next year on Veteran's Day on an Aircraft Carrier. Love it.
I want to dedicate this MorningBuzz to country music fans everywhere
Good Morning MBers! Sooooo, this is what it's like to live in a snow globe...
The West Virginia Mens BBall Team is in total disarray.
Very happy Winter's Bone got four Oscar nominations this morning. I thought it was pretty easily the best film of this past year.
Bristol, CT: God's personal snow globe.
Kicking it off with some Bad Religion today. I'm feeling aggro.
I think they are reporting it to be just a sprain but word on the streets is that Cutlers tummy wummy wummy hurt.
Steve, are you licensed to practice law in Illinois? That seems like grounds for a lawsuit.
Goooood morning! Here from my new chat location, photoshop class.
What I meant was um, aahh, um, you miss quoted my twitter quote!
Devon is trying to make weight, he must not eat Buzz's poptarts
I got a new car this past weekend (much better car for $60 less per month than I was paying for my lease), and we're dangerously close to finally purchasing our first HD TV. Things looking up in West Bloomfield.
Eat up folks! Who cares if it's not real beef?
Norman: Couldn't have been a stomach ache. You have to have guts to get a stomach ache.
In other news, a car company in Oak Lawn is taking the NFL waaaaay too seriously.
Does anyone actually watch the Oscar's anymore?
Photoshop class? Man, we really just need to sell Minnesota to Canada.
That wasn't nice, Eric. I wish no ill will on you.
Auburn's BBall team is on pace to be the worst ever BCS BBall team. If you're gonna do it, go all out.
Eric (Chicago), was it necessary to claim in the Barnwell chat yesterday that the Pack/Bears game was fixed?
Any game that doesn't go my way is fixed.
Is West Bloomfield right next to East Bloomfield, MI?
MJD played with a torn meniscus all season. I didn't think one could backpedal so quickly with a torn meniscus
Relax J.B., just having some fun with you. NFL can easily fix a game...ask the Jets in Super Bowl III.
Good Morning, sounds like Eric needs a hug.
I saw the salesman that got fired, for wearing a Green Bay Packer tie to work.
I took this class so I can chat, yes I am one of those slacker seniors.
Super Bowl XLI must have also been fixed.*
I'm impressed that Tom has an ipod.
No need to fix the game when the coach considers Todd Collins the backup QB.
I've actually seen 5 of the 10 movies nominated for Best Picture. That might be a new pre-Oscars record for me. The best of the one I saw: The Social Network. Great film.
AC Colin: who would the media rather see in the Super Bowl...Rodgers/Ben or Cutler/Sanchez? Exactly! It's all about media friendly QBs - Cutler is a bum and Sanchez is a nose picker!
If you want to go all conspiracy theory on teams that may have had some help via the fix, take a look at the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their successes. Not saying anything was actually fixed but it'll make you think.
I'll tell you what will be fixed, my knee! I'm taking 2011 personal, expect a HUGE year out of me.
Oh wow, and there is a creeper behind me, not joking.
Congrats on the new car Tom - what'd you get?
For some reason I have no desire to see The Social Network.
I haven't seen any of the nominated movies, which is a first for me.
Morning all, I was actually busy yesterday, but I'm BACK today!
Only time a theme tie is acceptable in a sales position is Christmas.
When does the movie about Myspace come out?
What space now?
Well, we know it's not a confined space
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" that's my motto
The Social Network was really good. And Trent Reznor did the score.
So the Bengals aren't going to trade Palmer. If you are looking to punish a guy for speaking his mind, making him stay in Cincinnati is the way to do it.
I'm a bit surprised Tron didn't get a visual effects nod; I understood that was the only redeeming feature of the entire enterprise.
Finally saw True Grit. It was worth the cost of a movie ticket but I thought it could have been better as a rated R. I needed more gun fights and blood and guts. I needed Last of the Mohicans. *Spelling*
Jay told a very funny joke today. I wrote it down in my diary
The movie version of The Morning Buzz will dominate the 2013 Oscars.
The car is actually just "new to me." I went from a 2008 Impala to . . . a 2008 Impala. But my new Impala has a ton more options on it, and has 17,000 fewer miles than the one I got rid of.
Last time I was in a movie theatre was to see The Other Bolyn Girl, ugh, the things we do for women
My Friendster biopic is looking for distributors. I'm shopping it at Cannes.
10 nominated movies is too much. Anyway, it's always between two or three movies every year.
I'm holding out for the Twitter movie...or will it be a featurette?
I don't think any of the nominated movies have hit Netflix yet.
Tom: who would play Buzz? Jabba The Hut!?
What animated films are nominated? Those I've probably seen.
This girl that's behind me always trys to talk to me on facebook and says I have nice hair. Maybe i should drop this class.
Coming soon to a theater near you: iPad: The Next Generation.
That's a big change Tom, are you sure you can handle that?
I remember when myspace came out. It was on stone tablets back then, though.
What's with the Jeff Bridges resurgence? It was like Big Lebowski then nothing for a while...yet in the past 2 years Tron, True Grit...that movie where he's the country singer that I can't remember the name of and am too lazy to look up.
Who could they possibly get to play Buzz? It would have to be CGI.
Inception and The Social Network are both on Netflix. Toy Story 3 may be on there, too. The other 7 haven't arrived on DVD yet.
They'll have to shoot the movies in 3D, because Buzz can't fit on a flat screen.
Buzz would just be played by a fat pair of hands, you would never see his face, just chubby fingers typing.
A Twitter movie would be too expensive with a hug all-star cast
Shaq/Ashton Kutcher buddy comedy.
After a lot of hard work and research I think Pablo Francisco is my favorite comedian. What says you Buzz? You got a fave?
I'm partial to Patton Oswalt. Bill Hicks if we're going in the wayback machine.
No one has ever successfully used Shaq, Ashton Kutcher and comedy in the same sentence.
I just sneezed so hard my entire left arm is in pain. What the hell?
You haven't made it until you drive a Dodge Stratus.
I like that Brandon brings the college perspective to the MB, a lot better than the office perspective
Would the twitter movie script only be allowed 50 characters?
Patton Oswalt was good on "King of Queens." I've actually started watching the reruns of that show again. Quality entertainment.
Buzz, You think that would be better or worse than Kazaam?
There are forms of entertainment worse than Kazaam?
I agree Dave...brings me back to my college years. Except he's actually in class..
My favorite comedians (alive category): Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock and Bo Burnham. Favorite comedians (dead category): Mitch Hedberg, George Carlin.
That guy on Mike and Molly could play Buzz, couldn't he?
Buzz, maybe The View. That's about it.
'Big Fan' is Patton Oswalt's opus.
Buzz: Anything J-Lo was in can rival Kazaam in Pulsetacular entertainment.
Steel, Kazaam...I'm torn.
Patton Oswalt was also really good in Big Fan.
Carrottop is my favorite comedian ever
The Twitter film would be the first one in history to be produced while you were watching it.
George Carlin HBO specials are on Netflix instant
Very strange. Remember that Weird Al song with which I started the chat? The original Aerosmith song came on three songs later. Have to love randomness sometimes.
Jeez, typing mine and Buzz steals them.
anyone get dead space 2 last night??
Too scary for me.
I vote for Gaffigan and Brian Regan.
The twitter film would star Ochocinco
I dont think Jay Cutler would like that twitter movie.
Stand up comedians/comediennes that I've seen and like: Bob Nelson, Steven Wright, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Kevin James. James was probably the best I've seen in person.
Favorite comedian of all time? George Carlin. No question. But yeah, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Dennis Wolfberg, Sam Kinison...lot of good, dead comics out there.
Bobcat is awesome on stage, Bill Burr is funny, big Christopher Titus fan too.
Shaq-Fu! Was that only a video game? or a movie too?
Anyone else have the Shaq-Fu game on Sega?
I did, actually. It was less than exceptional.
No Bob Saget enthusiasts out there?!? Haha.
Devon will be here at 10:30, everyone!
How long will he be here, Buzz? I won't have much to ask but would still like to know.
About ten to fifteen minutes. Get your questions in!
Eddie Izzard is easily my favorite current comedian (Mitch Hedberg is favorite of all time). And he's got tons of stuff on Netflix instant.
How about Robin Williams...before he got clean and sober?
I liked "Rollin with Saget"
Robin Williams said that after he got sober he had to watch videos of himself on stage high, because the first set he did sober he bombed.
Williams always did some solid HBO specials. I think he's still funny but not as manic.
So good news: my friend's dad with the brain tumor? It's small, non-cancerous, and non-malignant. They're going to remove it next month. Down-side is, he's probably going to lose hearing in his left ear. Spoke with him last night, and he's more upset about how it's going to mess with his golf swing than anything else. Love that guy.
The best standup show I've ever seen live: Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black and Dave Attell back in 2002(?) in Ann Arbor. All three of them just killed it. Got a signed poster with Black and Attell, too. Too bad Hedberg wasn't signing stuff after the show.
Saget's stand-up stuff is really raunchy. It's like watching the anti-Danny Tanner.
Are you and Devon going to spar?
Yes, because I could obviously survive more than one punch before he took my head off.
First question whois Devon Alexander?
Devon's an undefeated boxer who'll be taking on Timothy Bradley (also undefeated) on Saturday on HBO.
Whos danny tanner?
Wow Steve, great news, really.
Great news Steve!
Zach Galifinakis is also pretty good, although some of his stuff can be too self-referential for me.
Chris Rock standups were always good.
Matt Stone of South Park said, "if aliens came down to Earth, and we had to show them one bit of tape that encapsulates the human race, I would show them Richard Pryor's standup." Thats high praise.
Steve: I cant hear out of my left ear (seriously), my swing is silky smooth
Graddy and I were on the same level. Then I just googled him.
Caleb, you're already on the internet. This isn't hard.
That is good news, Steve. Tough that he's going to lose his hearing but much better than what it could be. Prayers out to his family. Maybe it'll turn out OK.
Never really cared for Robin Williams. I just never found him especially funny.
You got it dude!
Robin Williams (before rehab) would either make you sick from laughing or sick from the dizzzyness of his totally coked out randomness.
Buzz would enjoy a 200 lb weight advantage in that fight.
Robin Williams' first comedy album still sets the gold standard for 'WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?' funny.
Oh, i never watched full house.
Joey Gladstone had much funny stuff.
We've got Devon!
Thanks for having me! I'm happy to be on!
Devon, I am a big fan i was wondering how do you plan on dealing with Tim's speed? good luck on saturday night.
He doesn't have speed that I haven't seen before. We brought in two good, fast, orthodox fighters to train with. They were faster than him by ten times. I'll be able to deal with it. It's nothing I haven't seen before.
How I'm going to beat him, well, you'll have to see Saturday night , because he might be listening.
Devon, Who is going to win the super bowl?
It's going to be a good game! I got the Steelers because they're hot right now. Roethlisberger's a real talented QB.
Devon, are you worried about Bradley's power at all? He hasn't scored a KO in quite some time.
Any time you get in the ring, it's a possibility that you'll get hurt. You always have to be prepared to get hit, but I'm not worried. You can't go in worrying about that. I have just as much power as him.
Devon, what's a typical fight day like for you?
I re-energize myself -- I eat breakfast, walk my food off, take a nap, eat lunch, relax and meditate, eat dinner, and then head to the venue. It's on from there.
DA, what did you learn from some of the struggles in the Kotelnik fight that will help you here and going forward?
Just to relax and stick to the gameplan. Once you do that, things will fall out and it'll be alright.
What is most difficult to stop eating when you're trying to make weight?
I'm a junk food addict when I'm not training, so it's hard to stop eating a lot of things. Pizza or chocolate are probably the most difficult.
Devon, What's your entrance song?
I have a few of them. I'm still debating on which one to use in this fight. It's going to be a basic song because I'll be so anxious to get in the right and do what I have to do.
What's the hardest you've ever been hit, and how did you react?
Urango had some pop, but a guy when I first started boxing, I was fighting a guy that was supposed to be easy, and he threw a wild overhand that I didn't see. It definitely hurt me, but he didn't know it.
What boxers did you like growing up?
Sugar Ray Leonard. I loved watching Mike Tyson because you knew you were going to see someone get their head torn off. I loved watching anyone who was at the top of their game when I was 10, 11, 12, I loved to watch, because I'm a student of the game.
What piqued your interest in becoming a boxer?
I was in elementary school, and my coach started a boxing program for kids to do something besides doing nothing. He started a gym, and two of my brothers and I tried out. We started in an old police station, and I've been on that journey ever since. Now I'm champion of the world.
What's it like having a championship belt? Do you wear it around the house?
The first time I won a WBC belt, when I went back to my hotel, I slept beside my belt. I don't wear it, but I look at it every time I go to my house and think about where I came from -- all the hard work, pain, and suffering paid off.
After a victory, especially on Saturday, are you able to go out ansd celebrate? Or do you head right to sleep?
That's an option, but we've been in camp so long, for eight weeks, that after the fight, you just want to relax and eat some food. I don't speak for all boxers -- some like to go out and party, but not me. I like to relax and enjoy the victory, reflect on my accomplishments and get home.
Do you think you'll stay at 140 for a while, or do you think about moving up?
I'm making 140 pretty easy, but I am 23, and I'll get a little bigger, so I could see myself moving up to 147, if the money is right. Right now, probably not, but it could happen.
Do you watch film of your opponent before a fight? How do you generally prepare yourself?
For me, during fight week, I focus on the gameplan and watch film so I can see any holes. I definitely watch tape and try to execute what I have as a plan on fight night.
Thanks for all my fans out there. The fight week is here, you guys have been waiting for it. January 29th on HBO, you'll see me victorious again!
Nice guy. The answer about sleeping next to the belt cracked me up. You wake up the next morning and you're like ... oh, right ... sweet!
Buzz, Devon took 2 of my 2 posts...You took none of my 1st 3...Hater!
Did you hear a town in Florida is going to have both a Red Lobster and Olive Garden under one roof?
Devon Alexander seemed pretty cool and down to earth; I've never heard of him but I'm definitely pulling for him.
Gee, he seemed like a nice guy.
I can chat now, the arguing men have left the building.
I'd totally wear a championship belt around my house and to the grocery store.
Not sure if you discussed this already, but what is with that AZ taco place trying to use lion meat? Aren't they endangered?
Devon, is a class act. You could tell he wasn't just answering with cookie cutter responses.
I haven't got to see a ton of Devon's fights but he seems like a nice kid. I wish I could watch the fight Saturday.
What does Buzz do to get his weight up for this chat?
I eat my way out of a large tub of cookie dough.
Red Lobster and Olive Garden? The over/under on amount of microwaves in that kitchen is 23.5...that's not a joke.
I like that he had a bit of cockyness in his first couple of answers. You need that to be a boxer.
I hope the kid wins. I don't follow boxing much any more but I have to like a guy who will take the time to chat with us.
23 and a world champion, when I was 23 well...you know
Don King at 2 PM Friday should be, um, interesting.
I anticipate it'll be splendiferous.
YES, CHAT SPELL CHECK, THAT IS A WORD! Don't give a Don King concoction that red underline.
I met Don King when I worked @ MSG...They took him up to his seats and he was with Dolan, he was the only one who was allowed to smoke in the Garden, he had a lit cigar the whole time...True Story
Don't forget stupendimous, Buzz.
Someone else down there made burgers with lion's meat in them for the World Cup. I don't know how they get past the endangered species thing either.
Caleb, Buzz eats all the pizza and the chocolate that Devon can't have.
Happy Birthday to Alicia Keys. There are others, I can't remember who though.
Buzz yelling at the spell check. Might be time for a vacation, Buzz.
People who are splendiferous need to get lives
I'm all cranked up on sweet tea right now! My legs will not stop moving.
I was actually kind of hoping Devon was going to say something like 'I became a boxer because I'm real good at hitting people.'
That's kind of implied, though, wouldn't you think?
Even I think two weeks between the conference championships and the final game is too long.
All Buzz does is vacation. We're 25 days into the new year and he's been missing for about 1/5 of them.
One of the better guests we've had in a while that for sure.
I would never have been a world champion of anything that meant giving up beer when I was 23.
Twitter has become the High School cafeteria of peer pressure, sucks for Cutler.
I was going to ask him if he enjoyed getting hit but decided not to.
Am I the only one who saw the bowler shoot a 100 on the Tournament of Something or other.
Jill, if you're the only one who saw it...Did it actually happen?
I became a boxer because I'm good at taking a punch.
Just had Duke at Maryland seats drop in my lap. Literally. Boosh!
I once told a lie....true story.
Lunch: Chilli (have I mentioned that I love Chilli?)
My buddy called last night and offered me a free ticket to a Rangers/Flyers game next month. On the glass, at the Garden. I'm not going...but at least my excuse is good: I'll be on a beach in Cancun that day.
lunch: TV dinner
If you watch Devon, he doesn't like to get hit. He's quick and good defensively. More of the Floyd Mayweather mold than the Arturo Gatti.
the one pro bowler got 100 and the other got 299 when the tenpin wouldn't fall
I heard about the guy who bowled 100. SVP actually had him on his show yesterday afternoon.
Jillinho, biggest choke of all time. He sucked and the person bowling against him bowled a 299. Worst.Final.Ever.
Who watches bowling? Especially if its called the Tournament of Something or other?
I just looked at the TV ratings for bowling. Yes, you were the only one who saw someone score a 100.
At 23 I pitched my team to a softball championship. That was the height of my athletic career, which says a lot about how poor that went.
I'm thinking I need to take a personal day the day after the Super Bowl. I have my alumni day that Saturday so me and my friends/old teammates just get messy all night, then the all day/night thing for the game on Sunday. Might need that day to recover.
LUNCH: Peanut butter on a bagel with a Diet Sierra Mist.
Jlllinho: I saw that, guy acted like an idiot, celebrating afterwards. He took away form the other bowler going for 300
I don't see what the problem is...isn't 100 a good score at bowling...I mean if I break a 100 while drinking and bowling that's pretty good.
I've started doing the 100-pin bowling on the Wii. Instead of needing to knock down 10 pins per frame you need to knock down 100. It's pretty cool but pretty tough.
soup an crackers and some salad. Getting better.
Lunch: Probably a cheeseburger. And a smoothie.
Lunch: Seafood salad, unsweet tea.
I have lied before. promise i wont do it again.
I've lied before and I'll lie again. "Yes, Honey, I'll be happy to go see the new Julia Roberts movie with you"
I don't lie, I just misremember
Anyone got any suggestions for some under the radar Netflix Instant TV comedies?
I'm outta here like Mike Spinks in the Tyson fight. Peace out MBer's.
Lies Lies Lies Yeah
Lunch: My rep lunch was cancelled, not I have to go out and pay for something, ugh!
Lunch: Gyro and fries at a new place in the Loop
lying is for people to lazy to be creative with the truth
Nobody ever lies on the internet.
Are well done Buffalo Wings the best food on Earth? I swear I might be addicted. I need an intervention.
I actually watched that bowling match. The other guy bowled a 100, the announcer said his 6 year old daughter could do better.
Lunch: Toasted roast beef, mozzarella, tomato, and basil (huge leaf, not flakes) panini sammich made by my wife. Outstanding work!
Lunch: BBQ chicken, corn, crecent rolls and water. No more sweet tea for me today.
Sledge: "King of Queens," is always worth a look. Carolina Panthers 2010 season could bring a chuckle or two.
Thompson Twins? Wow.
Buzz, people shouldn't be here to talk about the past.
See, others watch. I haven't bowled a 100 in a long time.
Nice chat today and solid guest. Keep your eyes on the skies those of you in the Snow Belt. See you again tomorrow for more fun and frivolity.
Tom, are you sure that's real beef?
Lunch: Buffalo Wings and Sparkling Agua. Napkins.
Sledge, check out Chaos Theory...yes I know it has Ryan Reynolds in it but it's actually pretty good.
Can I have Tom's lunch?
Anyone ever been to Pei Wei, any good?
Why do they serve celery with wings?
I haven't bowled a 100 in a long time, either. I'm usually WAY under that.
What sauce to you prefer on your buffalo wings? Gotta go spicy BBQ.
Pei Wei is awsome. Word of wisdom..do not order the spicy chicken with extra spicy. I promise you will thank me later.
Pei Wei's Big adventure
I saw Chaos Theory. It was really good. I watched King of California last night with Michael Douglas. Excellent movie. Highly recommended.
Made reservations for V-Day, Brazilian Steak restaurant. Apparently they give you a card that's green on one side, red on the other. They will keep coming around and slicing meat on your plate until you flip the card to red. Awesome.
A must-have game for the Maine Black Bears tonight against New Hampshire.
Old Bay Wings around this part are good. Gotta go Hot and Spicy BBQ.
Evidently you need more bowling chats,our ratings for bowling are a littke off.
I have no idea what I'm getting my wife for Valentine's Day. Good thing it's not tomorrow.
Clay, welcome to rodizio. Pro tip - don't eat for 24 hours before getting to the restaurant - the salad bar alone can unman you.
Clay: one of them in Philly, great place
Alright good chat today, see you all tomorrow!
Is veterans day soon?
Because celery with ranch/blue cheese is great and then you don't feel the need to eat greasy fries after greasy wings.
And that's a wrap! Stay tuned for the rest of today's chats!
Valentine's Day problem - wife only wants things I can't afford.
The whole don't eat for 24 hours before is a fallacy.
Gotta go return some videotapes. Later Buzzy!
Bye, Buzz. Ending today's MB with The Beatles' "The Word."
Again with the wrap food reference....Happy day all