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Random Friday Thoughts: 9/18/09

Written on September 18, 2009 at 6:28 am, by Eric Cressey

The theme of this week’s random thoughts is “questions” (even though I know that having a theme makes it pretty non-random).

1. Yesterday, one of our high school guys was throwing – or tossing, I should say – the medicine ball with less than stellar velocity.  So, I went over and pinned a $20 bill to the floor with a dumbbell, and told him that if he broke a medicine ball, he could keep it.  He didn’t break one, but at the very least, it got him throwing the ball harder.

Seconds later, I hear a thud – only to look over and see that my fiancee had dropped a dumbbell directly on one of our stopwatches. Her question?  “Do I get $20 for breaking a stopwatch?”

Sorry, honey, breaking stopwatches doesn’t get you the $20 when you already have access to my credit cards and checkbook.

2. Do you watch The Biggest Loser? If so, you have to read this blog post by Robert do Remedios.

3. Can someone tell me why this kid doesn’t just put down the controller? Weird.

5. Was that video just woefully inappropriate?

6. Does anyone think there is actually hope for Matt Forte as a legitimate fantasy football running back this year? He really let me down in Week 1 (five points, and I lost by one), and I have a bad feeling that it’s going to be a looooonnnnggg year in this regard.  Some #4 overall pick…

7. For the record, I think it’s a disgrace if Zach Greinke doesn’t win the AL Cy Young award.  He’ll be punished because he plays for a team that is isn’t very good (four of his eight losses have been in games where the Royals were shut-out), but seriously, how can you ignore these numbers? He’s got 244 strikeouts and just 44 walks in 210 innings right now.  Filthy numbers.

8. Have you watched Mike Boyle’s Advanced Program Design DVD set?  I’m in the process of updating my resources page, and I came across it.  It made me realize what a great product it was, yet how it seems to get overlooked.  It’s definitely worth checking out, if you haven’t already.


Have a great weekend!

10 Responses to “Random Friday Thoughts: 9/18/09”

  1. Jack Says:


    Regarding Coach Boyle’s Program Design DVD Set, do you feel that this is a “timeless” resource in many respects? I know that with the web 2.0 and all of the spread of ideas, it seems like things evolve on an almost daily basis, so that many products, while excellent, seem like even the creator himself would modify relatively shortly thereafter.

  2. Tom Boziuk Says:

    I know what you mean about Forte. I took him third… what a mistake. Of course, I also drafted Delhomme as my backup QB so all in all, I would have been much better off letting the computer choose.

  3. Danny McLarty Says:

    Forte will be better in the weeks to come. Cutler will start settling in and the offense is gonna start to click. Stay with him.


    P.S. Warning: This is coming from a biased Bears fan. 🙂

  4. Bill White Says:


    As a Tigers fan, Greinke gets my vote for the Cy Young – to keep an ERA that low all year is a amazing. He kills us and I remember back when that did not used to be the case.

    Thanks for all the great information and your commitment to excellence.


  5. Pete Janson Says:

    That video was hilariously inappropriate. Thanks for the laugh.

  6. Rachel Says:


    Hilarious dog video! What the hell did you type in the youtube search engine to find it!?

  7. Joanne Says:

    Hi Eric,
    I’m a regular reader of your blog though I don’t usually comment. I earned my NASM CPT cert last fall and just passed my CES a few weeks ago. I was at my gym today, The Fitness Loft in Newtown CT, and was talking to owner Cody Foss. I was mentioning your blog and asked if he knew who you were. I was suprised when he said that he worked with you in Ridgefield and spoke very highly of you. Cody has helped me in so many ways and was actually the one to suggest that I become a trainer. What a small world it is. Also wanted to tell you how much I enjoy and learn from your blog. Take care,
    Joanne Sherwood

  8. Michael - The Fat Loss Authority Says:

    I’m with you on Zach for CY Young although Sabathia seems to be making a push with last night’s win. Throw in the fact he plays for the high profile yanks, it ain’t looking so good for Zach.


  9. Eric Cressey Says:


    Great question. In my eyes, this is one that definitely has a lot of “enduring” messages. I think it’s a great resource to this day.

  10. Eric Cressey Says:


    Cool stuff! Cody is a great guy.

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