Articles by Travis Pulver
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Some of my better relationships were long distance ones that relied on snail mail and AT&T. Talk to any of my exes and I am sure they will agree. I like Beer; it makes me a jolly good fellow (I don't know the rest of the song). I want to take this chance to say farewell to a beer in my 'younger' days I was quite familiar with- Olympia. Let's face it folks- we have all had those times when we really wanted to get ripped and we did not have the money for enough Guinness, Bass, or even Bud Lite to do so. For $5 a case of ice cold Olympia sure hit the spot. Recently I learned that the brewery that produced this affordable concoction closed in 2003. I haven't had an Olympia ice cold or otherwise in years, but I must admit to feeling a little nostalgic when I heard the news. I was a little saddened. It's not like I ever intended on drinking this fine brew ever again. Back in the day, Olympia was like one of the gang- now part of the gang ha passed on. Farewell Olympia. Tonight I will tip a Shiner Bock (or two...or three...or four...) in your honor.
Sink the Bismarck from the good people at BrewDog Brewery in Scotland- it will take a few of these beers (with a 4.1% ABV) to make this show entertaining. Brewed with the idea of creating a beer with an incredibly high ABV, it is also surprisingly tasty. Also surprisingly smooth, Sink the Bismarck has a pleasant fruity, spicy aroma to go with its subtle sweet, malt like taste backed up by a strong hops flavor.
It never ceases to amaze me how willing professional athletes are to strike. Do they not realize how lucky they are to be able to play a game for a living?
The 16-year-old MLS (Major League Soccer) is in danger of a work stoppage with the way that contract negotiations are going. On January 31st, the existing labor contract expired. As of yet, the two sides have not been able to agree on a whole lot.
In case you have been under a rock for the last decade and do not know who Michael Vick is, he is currently a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and a guy with one heck of a checkered past. While at Virginia Tech his talent was obvious and his future as an NFL quarterback unquestioned. Against the norm, he came out of school after his sophomore season and was subsequently drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.
It is a sad day when the NFL football season ends. It is inevitable. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be stopped. It is as certain as death and taxes- that is, until now. The …
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are Underway
I love the Olympics. I think it is great that a competition exists that allows athletes from all over the world to test their skills against the best. Few things can say that they have evolved throughout time to stay in touch with the sporting world as it changed and evolved without giving up the original competitions that the Games are known for.
This season seemed to be one of destiny or the Indianapolis Colts. Seven times before Sunday they appeared set to take a hard loss on the nose only to see victory snatched out of the claws of defeat with late game heroics by the future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning. Eighth time would not be the charm for the Colts as they fell to the Saints 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.
The movie is based on the true story of John Crowley and his fight to save the lives of two of his children, Megan and Patrick. Both are confined to wheelchairs and require nearly round the clock care due to the debilitating disease they both have. Their prognosis is not good as they are expected to lose more and more muscle and some of their organs become engorged. Life expectancy for both is 8-9 years; the movie opens on Megan’s 8th birthday (Patrick is six).
Historically, Damages has tackled one major legal case with each season. In season 3 the series will revolve around a story line that many viewers may be able to relate to. Close’s Hughes has been appointed as special investigator in charge of finding out what a diabolical investor has done with the billions he defrauded his clients of.