Friday, March 30, 2012

I Don’t Want To Win The Lottery

The estimated jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions is approximately $540 million. That’s a new record breaking the previous record amount of $954 from the Saved by the Bell high school’s 50/50 raffle/bake sale. Despite the odds of winning the jackpot at about one in 176 million, naturally, I decided to play. I mean having a few hundred million dollars around would be nice.



However, I’ve come to the realization that I don't want to win. I probably couldn't handle the media coverage surrounding me and my family after winning the largest jackpot in lottery history. People would come out of the woodwork asking for handouts. Plus, I’m sure someone will leak the fact that this blog exists to some news station or blog. Seeing my TMI Thursday posts in the news doesn’t seem like fun.

Therefore, even though I purchased $5 in tickets, I hope that I don’t win the jackpot. I do hope that I hit 5 of the 6 numbers and win $250K (I think). That would be nice.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions & Props

(For those of you that generally read my blog through Google Reader or another feed, I'm sorry that you saw an "odd" post with only the odds earlier today. That's what happens when you try to write a blog post immediately after arriving home from a Van Halen/Kool & The Gang concert - more on this later.)

With the 2012 baseball season only days away (not including the Seattle-Oakland games in Japan), I need to start working on a draft plan for my fantasy baseball league. I also decided that now is the time to make predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates season. While the odds for the Pirates winning the National League Central division (30/1), NL Pennant (40/1) and World Series (100/1) are fairly poor, I thought it would be fun to explore the prop bets for the team and individual players and share my predictions.

1. Over/under wins: 72.5

I'll go over. It's March, so of course I'm optimistic now.

2. Andrew McCutchen batting average in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under .280

I'll go over on this one too. I think McCutchen will have an amazing season.

3. Andrew McCutchen - Total HR's in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 25.5

While I do think McCutchen will have an amazing season, I think 20-25 home runs is realistic.

4. Andrew McCutchen - Total Stolen Bases in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 25.5

Over.

5. Neil Walker - BA in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under .275

I'll go under on this one. No real reason why.

6. Pedro Alvarez - Total HR's in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 17.5

The big money deserves to go on the under, but I'm one of the few remaining Pedro supporters. I'll go over.

7. Garrett Jones - Total HR's in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 15.5

I'll go under only because I'm banking on Pedro playing well meaning less playing time for Jones with McGahee getting significant at-bats at 1st.

8. Jose Tabata - BA in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under .280

Over. I think Tabata will hit around .300.

9. Joel Hanrahan - Total Saves in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 35.5

Under. There will be fewer save opportunities for Hanrahan since the Pirates will constantly win games 10-2!

10. Erik Bedard - Total Wins in the 2012 Regular Season: Over/Under 8

Over. I predict more wins for Bedard in 2012 than Correia in 2011.

Shockingly, there were no prop bets for Clint Barmes. I also propose my own prop bets.

11. Josh Harrison walks: Over/Under 9

This is the toughest prop on the board! I'll predict under, but barely.

12. Team bunting attempts: Over/Under 1000

Over, but I'm not going to actually count this during the season.

Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments section below, and we'll revisit this in October. The first 10 props are courtesy of Bovada, an online gambling website (as opposed to an offline gambling website).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Application for The Real World

MTV’s The Real World is holding a casting call at Town Tavern DC this Saturday from 10-5. Although the requirements state that candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 24, I think that I would make the perfect candidate for MTV and The Real World's Casting Directors. Here are my qualifications:

• MTV has had significant success with the Teen Mom series. Therefore, MTV should want to incorporate more young children and their parents in their shows. A guy in his mid-30s with his kid (that’s me) and a group of 20-somethings would make fascinating television.

• To my knowledge, The Real World has never featured someone who regularly falls asleep on his couch between 9:30 and 10:00. I could be a trendsetter!

• Forget iPods. I can help return MTV to its roots by playing my Stone Temple Pilots, Dave Matthews Band and Rusted Root cassette tapes for my new roommates. Maybe I’ll bring my mix tapes to the casting call!



• Has The Real World ever featured a cat in the house? Ziggy would be a reality superstar and finally earn his keep.

• Even though I haven’t been to a club in over a decade, having the cameras follow me while I argue with my roommates about not going to the club could cause some drama. Watch an older guy complain that the club is too loud! I can’t wait to see the promos of that!

• Watching me watch Pittsburgh sporting events while Tweeting my thoughts about these events is ratings gold. I could be the new Timmy Beggy minus the getting arrested for open lewdness and losing my job as the Pittsburgh Pirates mascot.

• I could start the first ever fantasy football or baseball league in Real World history. A keeper league might be difficult to organize though so we’ll just use a straight draft.

MTV, I look forward to hearing from you (particularly since I can’t make the casting call due to fatherhood duties. This will just be like an episode of Teen Mom!).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: Movie Music Edition

In 2004, AFI released 100 Years, 100 Songs which they might have also called “America’s Greatest Music in the Movies.” Regardless, listed below are ten song titles and the year of the movie release date. Your challenge is to name the film.

1. Over the Rainbow (1939)

2. Moon River (1961)

3. White Christmas (1942)

4. Mrs. Robinson (1967)

5. When You Wish Upon a Star (1940)

6. Stayin’ Alive (1977)

7. My Heart Will Go On (1997)

8. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (1969)

9. Unchained Melody (1990)

10. Fight the Power (1989)

As always please leave your answers in the comments section below, and do not use the internet for assistance. Good luck!

This quiz is courtesy of the fine folks at Stump Trivia.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Perfect Bar Mitzvah Gift

When I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah approximately 125 years ago (give or take one hundred years), adults constantly joked about whether I received fountain pens as gifts. I laughed, but I truly didn’t understand what they were talking about. Now that I’m an adult, I still don’t understand the significance of fountain pens related to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. If anyone knows, please enlighten me.

Anyway, leave it to Sylvester Stallone to design the perfect fountain pen that even 13 year-olds could enjoy.



Here’s a description of the pen:

Montegrappa Pens recently released a limited edition pen co-designed by Sylvester Stallone called the Chaos. PowerfulPens.com, an online industry leader among pen collectors, says this pen exhibits elegance and the essence of Montegrappa's history and prestige. The Chaos Limited Edition honors the style and panache of the action-packed Sylvester Stallone while possessing the balance of elegance and function of a luxury fountain pen. 1000 of the pens will be made of silver and start at $4,965 with 10 fountain and 10 roller pens being crafted of 18 karat gold with precious stones. (emphasis added)

That’s right, you can have a Sylvester Stallone pen for only $4,965! That’s not a decimal, it’s a comma. So who buys a $5,000 pen? The only way I would consider purchasing a $5,000 pen is if the pen wrote whatever I said. And in calligraphy! I would tell my pen what to write and this magical pen would put everything that I say on paper and in perfect handwriting. I wonder if the pen could type all of my blog posts too. For $5,000, I say yes! Thanks Sly, for designing a magic pen and a wonderful Bar Mitzvah gift!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Civic Arena Memories

With construction (deconstruction?) workers tearing down Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena (it will always be the Civic Arena to me) I thought I would borrow an idea from Seth at Empty Netters and share my memories of the historic building. The Civic Arena truly is a historic building. According the Mellon Arena website, the arena “features the largest retractable, stainless steel dome roof in the world--170,000 total square feet and 2,950 tons of Pittsburgh steel.” Of course, the retractable function hasn’t worked since the mid-1990s. In addition, the roof has no interior support. Although I’m not an architect, I’m sure that Ted Mosby is extremely excited by this. Seriously, how does that even work?



However, the arena was clearly past its prime. It was the oldest and third smallest arena in the National Hockey League and with the Steelers and Pirates both getting new stadiums, the Penguins reached a deal with Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania for a new arena across the street. Anyway, that’s the background of “The Igloo” for readers that don’t know much about the Civic Arena other than it being the site of Jean Claude Van Damme’s classic film Sudden Death.

I don’t remember my first trip to the Civic Arena. It may have been attending a Neil Diamond concert with my parents and brother. It may have been a Pittsburgh Penguins game during the Rick Kehoe/pre-Mario Lemieux era. It may have been seeing the Harlem Globetrotters squeak by the Washington Generals. It probably was seeing the circus or Ice Capades. Here are some of my highlights:

Billy Joel – I remember that I was embarrassed to go with my parents, so my brother and I sat several rows ahead of them. This seems dumb now, but going to a concert with my parents as a teenager seemed uncool at the time. Yes, I totally expect this to occur in about 14 years with me and my son.

Pittsburgh Spirit (Major Indoor Soccer League) – One of my favorite parts of attending George Mason basketball games or Washington Capitals hockey games is seeing the kids play on the court or ice during intermission. I had the opportunity to be one of these kids playing soccer at the Civic Arena during halftime of a Pittsburgh Spirit soccer game. I only have a few memories of the game. First, it was difficult going over the boards to go on and off the field. Hockey players seem to have no problem doing this, but those boards were high for a kid. Second, the Astroturf used at the arena was hard, so you really didn’t want to slide. Regarding the Spirit, Paul Child and Stan Terlecki were awesome, and Child was my favorite player. To me, they were just as big as Jack Lambert and Willie Stargell.



Pittsburgh Bulls (Major Indoor Lacrosse League) – Despite little to no lacrosse presence in Western Pennsylvania, the MILL thought it would be a great idea to have a team in Pittsburgh. For some reason, without any knowledge of lacrosse, I wanted to go. I recruited several friends from my middle school, and my dad took us to several games. The star player was clearly Butch Marino. I guess the name Marino was close enough to Mario to grant the lacrosse player the right to wear number 66. I also remember a promotion where all fans received a large packet of BBQ sauce for attending. After either a bad call by the referee or an opposing player doing something that angered the crowd, fans threw the BBQ sauce packets on to the field. Fortunately, I don’t think anyone threw open packets.

Disney on Ice – I got former Pittsburgh Steelers’ kicker Gary Anderson’s autograph at a Disney on Ice event. He was fairly new to the Steelers attending the show with his kids. I approached him asking for his autograph and he was nice enough to sign my program. I believe that I still have the autograph, so if I do another “Found in my Basement” post, I’ll share the picture.

World Wrestling Federation – I attended several WWF events during my junior high days. At one event, I went down to the wrestlers’ entrance and got a high-five from Jake “the Snake” Roberts as he approached the ring. I thought that was incredible and talked about not washing my hand since Jake Roberts touched it. Fortunately, I washed my hand.



Pittsburgh Penguins – Obviously, the Civic Arena belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although I admit that I’m biased, it was a privilege seeing the greatest player in NHL history live. I get goosebumps just thinking about John Barbaro announcing a Mario Lemieux goal. Although I can’t seem to find an example of this on YouTube (please let me know if you find one), go to about 1:30 of this video to hear Barbaro’s call of Mario earning the #1 star.



Besides the Kip Miller goal, my memories of Penguins games are much more general. Going up the concrete stairs. Hoping for the Penguins to score seven goals so that all fans received a free Wendy’s chili. $20 student rush tickets. And of course, the Civic Arena was the first stop on the hockey road trip.

NCAA Tournament – While the 1997 first-round Wisconsin-Texas match lacked excitement, seeing #15 seed Coppin State defeat 2nd-seeded South Carolina was incredible. The crowd had absolutely no ties to Coppin State, yet the place was electric as everyone turned into Coppin State fans that day.

The demolition of the Civic Arena nears completion. The picture below from a few weeks ago shows the new Mario Lemieux statue with the Civic Arena in the background. That is not an open retractable roof. There were lawsuits and debates about keeping the Civic Arena, and not living in Pittsburgh anymore, I’m not too familiar with the merits of either side. However, while the Civic Arena truly is historic, what do you do with an unusable arena? Nevertheless, I’ll always have memories of the Civic Arena, and more importantly, memories of attending events there with family and friends.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Is Zooey Deschanel a Steelers Fan?

The answer to this question is probably no, but it’s a better title than “Are Jake M. Johnson and Lamorne Morris Steelers Fans?” So what am I writing about? The recent edition of Entertainment Weekly features a story about New Girl, arguably the first non-animated Fox comedy hit since Married With Children, Roc or 24. While the EW article obviously focused on the show’s star, Zooey Deschanel, there is a significant amount about the show’s three male co-stars. Here is a picture of two Jake M. Johnson and Lamorne Morris hanging out on a golf cart:



Whoa! What’s that flyer on the golf cart windshield? It looks to me like a Steelers Fever logo with a note stating AD’s Steelers Nation Golf Cart, but who is AD? Athletic Director? Assistant Director? Automatic Detonator?

At first I thought that Morris or Johnson were Steelers fans; however, through the power of Wikipedia, I learned that they are both from Chicago and are likely Bears fans. So who on the New Girl cast or crew is responsible for this flyer? Zooey, feel free to chime in to solve this riddle.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: 2000

This is my 2000th blog post! I could do a retrospective, show clips of me writing and share videos of long-time readers and other bloggers explaining the importance of Sean's Ramblings in their lives, but since today is Tuesday, let's do some trivia. This week’s challenge is the ten questions in the following picture:



Although the questions are listed in the picture, I'll type them here again for no apparent reason.

1. What country is this?

2. Who am I?

3. What movie is this?

4. Who am I?

5. Who am I?

6. What band is this?

7. What kind of creature is this?

8. Who am I?

9. What board game is this?

10. Who am I?

As always please leave your answers in the comments section below, and do not use the internet for assistance. Good luck!

This quiz was created by PubStumpers.

Monday, March 19, 2012

National Love

When we last checked in with the highly successful rapper Pitbull, we noted that he displayed his lyrical skills by rhyming Kodak with Kodak. Since that time, "Mr. 305" earned 11 2012 Billboard Latin Music Award nominations and VH1 featured him on a recent Behind the Music episode. He also teamed up with Chris Brown (probably not the former Tennessee Titans Running Back) for the single International Love. Let's take a look at Pitbull's latest masterpiece.

You Put It Down Like New York City
I Never Sleep
Wild Like Los Angeles
My Fantasy
Hotter Than Miami
I Feel The Heat
Ohh Miss International Love


This is the chorus. Now, I acknowledge that my geography skills are probably average at best; however, the chorus features three cities: New York City, Los Angeles & Miami. Therefore, shouldn't Pitbull rename the song National Love or American Love? You can't throw in London, Tokyo or Paris in the chorus?

The song also featured two more lines I feel the need to share.

In Lebanon Yeah The Women Are Bomb

I feel like referring to people or things as "bomb" or "the bomb" stopped in 2000.

And in Greece, you've guessed it, the women are sweet

I didn't guess it. My guess would have had something to do with the Greek economy. Is Pitbull making some type of reference to baklava? I hope Pitbull isn't attempting to rhyme Greece and sweet. I think he should have tried peace, hairpiece, geese, crease or fleece. Here are my two suggestions for the remix:

1. And the women in Greece like to wear fleece
2. And in Greece, the women like Marc-Andre Fleury in the crease

Perhaps, I'm not qualified to be a rapper.

Anyway, despite some odd lyrics, Pitbull knows how to create catchy songs. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Abolish Daylight Savings

Daylight savings never really impacted my life. An extra hour of sleep in the fall was nice and complaining about losing an hour in the spring was a good topic of conversation, but that was the extent of my daylight savings experience. Well, except for adjusting the clock in my car which always seems to be a challenge and changing the clock on our microwave since the numbers 1 and 8 don’t work meaning that you have to change the clock in the afternoon so that you can select 2 for PM.

Anyway, having a child completely altered my outlook on daylight savings time. On Sunday night, we allowed my nearly one-year old son to stay up until around 8:45 about 20-30 minutes later than his normal bedtime. However, in his mind, the time was really 7:45. Even though he didn’t nap much during the day, he wasn’t ready to go to sleep. We put him in his crib and left the room followed by nearly 15 minutes of hysteria from our usually calm kid. Finally, we returned to his room and rocked him sleep. Fortunately, he seemed to adjust to the time change by Monday night, so I’m sure we’re lucky compared to other parents.

This leads me to the point of this post. Why do we still have daylight savings time? Does it truly save energy? Do the farmers need the change for some reason? Arizona and Hawaii don’t change the time, and although I don’t want to give Arizona credit for any state policies, I think they have it right on this one. Does Arizona and Hawaii use any more or less energy than the other 48 states because of their decision not to participate in daylight savings? Plus, wouldn’t farmers just wake up prior to sunrise regardless of what the alarm clock reads?

I guess that I don't see the purpose of daylight savings time anymore. I just see if as unnecessary. So what will it take to get rid of daylight savings?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Videos

I usually post videos on Friday, but daylight savings time (more on this later this week) and the NCAA Tournament have altered my schedule. Anyway, there are two videos I want to share today. First is a video for the song Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra. It has a different sound, a hint of Don't You Want Me Baby by the Human League, and is simply a cool song. I thought I was on the early side of hearing/discovering this song, but based on the fact that this video has almost 110 million views on YouTube proves that I am clearly not on the early side.



The second video has significantly fewer YouTube views, but also had a unique sound 20 years ago. Although the video doesn't quite hold up, I still like 3 AM Eternal by KLF.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Edition

Happy Tuesday! So how well do you know the Mickey Mouse Club? Specifically, how well do you know the Mouseketeers? Based on the biographical information below, your challenge is to name the former Mousekeeter.

1. Former ‘N Sync member who recorded the 2004 solo album “Schizophrenic.”

2. Actress noted for her WB television character’s long curly hair.

3. Had three number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999 and 2000.

4. Endorser of the perfumes “Curious,” “Fantasy,” and “Believe.”

5. Actor who appeared in the films “The Notebook” and “Lars and the Real Girl.”

6. Recorded the song “I’m Lovin’ It” for a McDonald’s advertising campaign.

7. Revealed in 1992 that she has multiple sclerosis.

8. Played in the TV show “The Facts of Life” where she played the spoiled Blair Warner.

9. Joined En Vogue from 2003 until 2008 and played Nicole on “The Jamie Foxx Show.”

10. Member of the short lived 2000’s girl group Innosense and the short-lived Fox series “North Shore.”


As always please leave your answers in the comments section below, and do not use the internet for assistance. Personally, I think that numbers 9 and 10 are impossible, so we'll see how it goes. Please note that there are no duplicate answers. Good luck!

This quiz is courtesy of the fine folks at Stump Trivia.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fisher Price Swastika?

My son received an amazing gift for the holidays, a Fisher Price laptop computer. Sure, he's not even a year old yet, but it is important that he becomes computer literate. It's a neat toy where he can learn numbers 1-9 in both English and Spanish among the fun and entertaining features.

However, there is one pattern that may be disturbing. Although it is extremely difficult to see, take a look at this nine second video.



Through the power of YouTube, I was able to isolate the screenshot.



What do you think? Does Fisher Price include a swastika as part of the pattern or is this more like the letter X?

Friday, March 09, 2012

Friday Videos

Happy Friday! First up in today's videos is Jaromir Jagr apparently finding a new job as a firefighter after his hockey career ends.



(h/t Puck Daddy who also explains this ad)

I like ESPN's Tim Kurkjian. I also like Toronto's J.P. Arencibia impression of Tim Kurkjian.



(h/t Deadspin)

Finally, here is a very happy dog.



Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Am I Strange? (TMI Thursday)

Before you answer this question, I’m going to give you three scenarios of things that I do.

1. The Mustard Protocol

Since I make a sandwich at work most days, I keep a container of mustard in the office refrigerator. I also have mustard in my home refrigerator as part of my normal condiment selection. When I run out of mustard at the office, I always replace it with the mustard in my home refrigerator. Essentially, my mustard goes on a journey: Grocery store to cabinet; cabinet to home refrigerator after opening; home refrigerator to office refrigerator. Is this odd to have an unofficial protocol for my mustard usage?



2. Procedure for Cutting Toe Nails

Before I clip my toe nails, I feel the need to soak my feet in water. While this occasionally occurs as part of the shower, at least half the time I’ll grab something to read and dip my feet into the bathtub. I think this originated from when I was younger and used to cut my toe nails with manicure scissors rather than use nail clippers.


(These are not my toe nails. Plus, how is having toe nails this long ever a good idea?)

3. The Bathroom Location Game

Every once in a while, I’ll play the game of trying to figure out where I spent the most time. Generally, I go by state meaning that I spent the most time in Pennsylvania followed by Virginia, New York, Ohio and California (DC probably finishes in 6th but Maryland, Florida and West Virginia also earn honorable mentions.) However, sometimes I go a step further and try to figure out what bathrooms I have used the most. The bathrooms in the Pittsburgh home where I grew up are easily #1 and #2 (ha!). However, things get tricky after that. Does the bathroom in my previous home finish 3rd or is it the bathroom in my office building earn the bronze medal? Do I need to consider each urinal/bathroom stall separately or should I just go with the bathroom as a whole? That could significantly change the answer. Regardless, I wish there was some statistic on this.


(I typed bathroom map into Google images, and this was the result.)


Back to the original question, are any or all of these things strange? Am I on an island here or is this not unusual?

Although I haven't done a TMI Thursday in some time, feel free to click here for some truly amazing or not-so-amazing stories.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Congratulations Behind the Steel Curtain

After unofficially receiving the most votes in the history of the Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament, Behind the Steel Curtain earned its spot as the 2012 Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog! Behind the Steel Curtain now joins previous winners The Pensblog (2009), Bucs Dugout (2010) and Pirates Prospects (2011) on the Mount Rushmore of Pittsburgh sports blogs. More importantly, BTSC wins this fabulous trophy that I found on Google images.



I sincerely want to thank everyone for voting in this silly little tournament and for supporting some wonderful blogs. I also want to thank the blog writers for the time and energy spent to provide consistently enjoyable content. On a personal note, this tournament takes more time to organize than one would think. With that written, I truly enjoy the forum to promote some terrific blogs. Maybe next year, I can find some sponsors that want to reach the thousands of Pittsburgh sports blogs readers. I’m quite happy to sell out for the (for example) Heinz Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament!

If you found my blog solely from this tournament, I hope that you’ll stick around. I write about Pittsburgh sports, but I also write about a wide variety of other topics and issues. To my regular readers, thanks for bearing with me over the past few weeks while I focused on this tournament. I have some good posts in the works about fatherhood and my recent hockey road trip.

Monday, March 05, 2012

2012 Pittsburgh Sports Blog Championship

We have reached the championship of the fourth annual Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament. Behind the Steel Curtain, the #1 seed in the Walter Abercrombie Division, has had impressive run to the final by gathering more votes than any other blog in the tournament. Meanwhile, Pitt Script, the #5 seed out of the Kip Miller Division, is clearly the surprise story of the tournament by defeating #1 seed Empty Netters in the Sweet 16 round and then upsetting the top-seed in the Dave Clark Division, Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke in the Final Four round.



So who will join The Pensblog, Bucs Dugout & Pirates Prospects in the Pittsburgh sports blog pantheon? Will Behind the Steel Curtain continue its dominating run or will Pitt Script do the improbable by defeating three #1 seeds? The choice is up to you. Championship voting begins now and runs through tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Good luck to both Behind the Steel Curtain and Pitt Script.

Behind the Steel Curtain vs. Pitt Script




Thanks again for supporting Behind the Steel Curtain, Pitt Script and all of the blogs in the tournament. Please make sure to visit these blogs as well as the other Pittsburgh sports blogs included in the links section on the right. Plus, thanks to Cotter for creating the incredible logo.

Oh, here’s the bracket to see how Pitt Script and Behind the Steel Curtain reached this point.



Update: Voting is now closed. Congratulations to Behind the Steel Curtain on winning the 4th annual Best Pittsburgh Sports Blog Tournament. Check out this blog tomorrow (Wednesday) for more information.

Friday, March 02, 2012

2012 Celebrate Fairfax Headliners

Celebrate Fairfax, Northern Virginia’s largest festival, announced its headliners for the 30th annual event taking place on June 8-10 at the Fairfax County Government Center. I am quite excited by the line-up.

Friday, June 8
The Legends of Hip Hop including Digital Underground, DJ Kool, Rob Base and Young MC and hosted by Flavor Flav. These four groups/individuals are responsible for some of my favorite songs of all time. I’ll share the videos below, but let’s see the other performers first.

Saturday, June 9
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo. Benatar previously appeared at Celebrate Fairfax in 2002 which was also my first year at the festival. Quick story: As I was leaving the restroom during the festival, Giraldo, Benatar’s husband and guitarist, entered. I said hey, and he replied hey. I wonder if he still remembers our meeting.

Sunday, June 10
The Legwarmers. The best 80s cover band ever. Most of their performance was cancelled last year after it rained (that’s quite the understatement). Anyway, it’s definitely worth seeing The Legwarmers live.

To learn more about Celebrate Fairfax, including ticket information, go to their website. Now enjoy some great songs/videos.