Archive for September 17th, 2007

Fantasy Football Week 2

I didn’t update anyone last week because I was just plain embarrassed.   I lost to Jim Moore big time!  This week was quite different.  With my QB being Carson Palmer and the Bengals playing the Browns it was an offensive dream come true.  41 points were awarded to my team from Palmer alone.  A big thank you goes to the Cleveland Browns defense.

Topping off the whole day was the decisive victory (no cameras needed, thank you!) for the New England Patriots.  While I am on the subject of the Pats…

Did anyone else hear what John Madden had to say about the whole video taping issue that Belichick had this past week?  I think it is the first time I have actually heard Madden make sense.  Even if the Pats do have the other teams defensive signals the offense lines up before the defense gets situated so there is no advantage to the team knowing what their signals are.  By the time the defensive coordinator gives the signal for the play the offense has already been called.  No advantage.  So why the big deal about the cheating of Big Bill this past week?  I understand that there are league rules, and I am encouraged by Coach Belichick admitting the wrong doing and getting it behind him, but really, the Eagles wanting to contest the Super Bowl victory from 2003?  Come on!  Does this make me question his integrity?  Umm, yeah.  That goes without saying.  But don’t discredit the work that each of the players on the Patriots team have put in.  Their wins have been on account of their effort, desire, and discipline.  Even if you know what the defense is going to do, you have to have talented players to carry out the drive.  I see the Patriots do that every week.

This video taping episode aside.  The Patriots are a very talented team with men who come together with one single purpose – WIN.  They are lead by one of the, if not THE, best coaches that football has ever seen.  Now, on to Buffalo for another victory!

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The Ferris Project

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I saw this over at the Cow Tipping Blog and think I am going to jump on board…

I had a thought… re-live Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! I have begun to gather all the locations of the events in Ferris’ infamous ditch day. It will most likely take many years as most are in the Chicago area. I will attempt to take a photo of myself in front of every location/event and post them on my blog as well as create a really nice scrap book to hand down to my children and their children’s children.

Here is what I have so far:

  1. The outside school scenes were shot at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Whilst the interior of Shermer High School is shot in the former Maine North High School (same as The Breakfast Club)
  2. The Pizza parlor scene was shot in Brentwood, California, USA
  3. The exterior shots of the Bueller home were shot at Long Beach, California, USA in the 4000 block of Country Club Drive.
  4. The Blue “Save Ferris” Watertower, is off of Cedar Road next to the Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL
  5. Katie Bueller’s real estate office, Koenig & Strey Office – 583 Chestnut St., Winnetka, Illinois, USA
  6. The art exhibition they visit is the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
  7. After Cameron freaks out in the car they take him to Glencoe Beach, at the end of Park Street on Lake Michigan in Glencoe, IL
  8. The Cubs game is of course at Wrigley Field – Section 102, Row 15 for those of you scoring at home
  9. The tower they look down on Chicago from is of course the Sears Tower
  10. The stock exchange they visit is The Chicago Board of Trade
  11. Von Steuben German Day Parade, Saturday, September 8, 2007 2:00 PM – starts at 4000 N Lincoln Ave to Wilson Ave, continue north on Western Ave and end in the Festival area. The reviewing stand will be at Leland/Western Ave.
  12. Cameron’s house and the Ferrari garage (also known as the Ben Rose Auto Museum) are located at 370 Beech Street in Highland Park, IL (The garage is off the street a bit, and the entrance to it is not clear because it is not attached to the actual house. The driveway to the garage seems to be off of a street just west of the house, but it is private property).
  13. The orange sculpture Cameron and Sloan walk by is located near the corner of Dearborn and Adams in Chicago, IL

I welcome anyone to join me on my quest!