Saturday, January 29, 2011
My low back hurts. No, it's not because I'm getting old, although I am closing in on 26 in a few more months. Man, does that sound depressing. My back hurts because I went outside and shoveled yesterday for about two hours. It has been a bad winter so far for the northeast part of the United States. We have had three snow storms, each about a week apart starting three weeks ago, and each storm is dumping more than a foot of snow on us. I feel like I live in one of those little snow globes that you shake and little bits of snow go all over the place. Well the guy that owns the one that I live in doesn't seem to want to stop shaking the damn thing! Apparently we could be getting another storm this Wednesday, which would make it the fourth week in a row. I took some video because first, I thought these snow banks were ridiculous, but mostly because it gave me a break from shoveling. Hopefully this is the end of the snow, and I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 9:40 PM
Monday, January 24, 2011
Can you believe that Spring Training is less than a month away? I can't believe how fast the days are going. I'll be on a flight to nice, warm Florida in about three weeks, and I can't wait to once again see that big orange thing in the sky that some people refer to as "the sun." I've been doing all of my preparation for the upcoming season inside a giant building for the last three months, so it will feel great to finally be able to get outside and see real grass again. Here is some footage of me hitting last night, where my swing is getting closer and closer to game ready. Right around the corner.
OK, before I finish, I am just as sick and tired of watching the Brett Favre soap opera unfold on TV as all of you. I'd rather watch the Golden Girls with my Grandmother than have to turn on ESPN to hear about whether or not Favre would return for the 2008, 2009, 2010, or now the 2011 season, who the new recipient of a picture message is, or what message therapist is currently suing for sexual harassment. I will however watch this video a couple hundred times, and then maybe a few more. Whoever this guy is, he deserves a Golden Globe. Check it out!
*Warning, fake Brett Favre's vocabulary probably isn't for kids*
Have a great day!
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 4:44 PM
Friday, January 21, 2011
I believe I have officially seen it all. Last night I was flipping through the channels on TV and turned to one of the news stations. It was a story about a woman who isn't very good at doing two things at once. Before I continue, check out the video below to see what I mean.
Now that you are done laughing, well probably still giggling a little, this really isn't even the best part of the story. First, I have no idea how you can possibly walk straight into a giant swimming pool in the middle of a mall. But the story gets worse, when it was later revealed that this woman actually works there. I guess during her 10,000 trips to and from work over the last few years she has failed to notice the insanely large Slip and Slide in the middle of her place of work.
Second, she is now suing the people you hear in this video for recording it and putting it on Youtube for millions to see. She says the embarrassment is just too much for her, and no one deserves to be humiliated like this. I guess I have to agree with her, nobody deserves to be humiliated on Youtube in front of millions of people. That is unless you happen to be caught on tape texting through the mall while taking a nose dive straight into a giant swimming pool!
Third, if you are that traumatized that 2,000,000 people have now seen your video on Youtube, it probably wouldn't be a great idea to take your ranting straight to every news channel in the country complaining about how these security camera workers should be fired and sued for what they have done to you. Youtube is no doubt an extremely popular website, but I'm pretty sure if she had just left the issue alone it wouldn't be getting broadcasted on people's TV sets across the country. Way to think things true.
Anyways, I better stop now before I receive a letter in the mail informing me that I am being sued for causing her further embarrassment. Good day people, and please don't try to text and swim.
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 5:12 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Have you ever been so confident in something happening that you convince yourself there is no possible way it of not happening? One of those things where there is a better chance of you getting struck by lightning three times, winning the lottery twice, and answering the doorbell for a yellow polka dotted elephant all in the same day. Well the Patriots winning yesterday's game against the hated New York Jets and eventually playing on February 6th in Superbowl XLV was one of those things. I was sure of it. I had already mentally planned for what I would do Superbowl Sunday. What type of snack foods I would buy. Who I would invite over. What team would have the honor of losing to the Patriots as they won their 4th Superbowl in franchise history. And what dance I would do to celebrate it all.
I woke up this morning in a cold sweat and kept asking myself, "Is there really no more football for me for another eight months?" This cannot be! It is too soon! It had to have been a bad dream and nothing more. I didn't mentally prepare myself for watching four other teams play next Sunday and not my beloved Pats. Things ended to abruptly and I think the shock of it all still hasn't worn off yet. The fact that I am sitting here typing this more than twenty four hours later proves that fact. I should have listened to that very fitting old adage, "don't count your chickens before they hatch."
This will be my last statement on the NFL until the draft roles around in April. I now believe, and also hope, that the Green Bay Packers will win this year's Superbowl. Aaron Rodgers seems unstoppable, and I really wouldn't be able to watch either the Jets or Steelers hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Go Cheese!
Now that football is over I will be concentrating very hard on my baseball swing this week. There are a few things that I want to work on as far as my swing is concerned, so I guess all this free time I will now have will serve me well as I continue to prepare myself for Spring Training. I can't believe it is only a little more than a month away before games officially get started. The winter's seem to be going faster and faster each year. I'm looking forward to getting into the nice warm Florida weather and getting the games going!
Well it is starting to get late so I better get going. I hope everyone has a great week back at work and I will talk to you later.
THIS IS DEPRESSING
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 11:38 PM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Hey guys, how is everyone doing? I haven't been blogging as much lately as I have in the past, and the main culprit has been Call of Duty Black Ops. I usually don't spend a whole lot of time playing video games, but after being convinced by some of my buddies that I need to join the Call of Duty cult, I obliged and purchased a copy. The last few nights have been spent with my XBOX headset present, talking trash to little kids around the globe. I'm actually not really the one talking much trash. These kids obviously don't spend much time doing chores, or anything other than sitting in front of their television sets for days on end playing 1st person shooter games. They are some of the best gamers I've ever seen, and it's really starting to piss me off. I hate the fact that I'll never be as good as these kids, unless I want to dedicate most of my days for the rest of my life to XBOX. I guess I'll just keep being the shitty kid that nobody wants to pick for their school recess dodge ball team. Damn you all.
I hope everyone enjoys the weekend, and go Pats!
On Wednesday we received almost fifteen inches of snow. That's the second time in only a few weeks that we have been absolutely crushed with more than a foot of the white stuff. I still can't take my car out, which is horrible in snow, because a lot of parking lots have still not been completely cleared. I learned this the hard way last night after visiting one of my favorite eateries, Outback Steakhouse. The roads have been plowed pretty thoroughly so we decided to take my car out to eat. It wasn't until I entered the parking lot that I realized I had made a big mistake. I spent the next twenty minutes trying to push my rear bumper while Laura took over the wheel. It felt a lot like a scene from Rocky IV where I was training in the Soviet Union before going toe to toe with my arch nemesis Ivan Drago. Pretty embarrassing considering there was probably only an inch of snow in the lot. Lesson learned, don't buy a rear wheel drive vehicle if you live in the northeast.
The NFL football playoffs have officially started and I am super pumped up for tomorrow's showdown between the Pats and Jets. I've never seen so much trash talking revolve around feet in my life. I feel like I'm watching an episode of All My Children every time I turn on ESPN. I do have to say though, one of my all-time favorite press conference was presented by Wes Welker a few days ago. I've never seen Wes publicly make any comments that could be construed as trash talking, but his last press conference was classic. It is pretty impressive that he could go through this whole thing and never once crack a smile. Here is a condensed version of it in case any of you missed it.
I hope everyone enjoys the weekend, and go Pats!
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 1:03 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hey guys! Today I wanted to take some time to pay tribute to the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Mark Cinelli. Mark is the Performance Director at Catz Sports Performance, and is my trainer along with all of our other professional and college baseball players. OK, enough of my mumbo jumbo, lets see the man in action. And keep in mind people, Mark once visited the Virgin Islands. They are now referred to as "The Islands."
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 2:55 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Since we are now in a new year I thought I would take a day to pick some of my favorite and most popular videos that I've made over the year and post them up here for everyone to watch. If you want to watch my other videos go to my Youtube page here ---> My Wicked Cool Video Collection I have some pretty good ideas for new videos, and because it's now 2011 they will have to be bigger and better than any videos I did to date. I hope everyone enjoys the videos and has a great weekend!
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 11:04 PM
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I hope everyone is having a great week and is ready for the weekend. Since this week hasn't consisted of too many exciting things for me, I figured I would have some story time today. While eating Chiptole yesterday with my friend Alex he told a story that I thought I would share. My retelling of the tale will not do it justice, but I'll try my best.
As I was in the middle of stuffing my face with a Fajita Burrito with rice, extra veggies, chicken, mild and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, Al was still preoccupied with what happened to him the day before.
"Dude you're not gonna believe what happened to me yesterday!" he said to me. If you knew him, you'd be used to hearing this type of beginning to his stories. For some reason really weird shit always seems to happen to him.
"I was going to visit my grandmother, so I went to buy her some donuts at Kane's." (Kane's is a local donut shop that is famous for pretty much all of their breakfast treats, but I love their honey dip donuts. They really may be some of the best in the world. If you haven't gone and live in this area I suggest you do. OK, Back to the story)
"I park the car and walk down the sidewalk towards Kane's. As I turn the corner of the building I look up and see this HUGE turkey standing at the door staring right at me. We made perfect eye contact with each other for like ten seconds. I didn't want to piss it off so I started to turn around to head back to my car. All of a sudden I heard feathers flapping furiously. I look over my shoulder and the thing is running right at me making crazy sounds. I said Holy Shit and start sprinting back to the car trying to open the door as fast as I could before the thing got me. The doors were locked and I didn't have time to find my key. I dove onto the hood and slid across to the other side. I took my keys and starting waving them at the thing to scare it away. It stopped for a minute so I dove in the passenger door. The thing was staring at me right outside the window so I started the car and took off down the street. I'm gonna get that turkey back though don't worry."
I wish I actually had a tape recorder while he was telling the story because it was way funnier the way he told it. Anyways, I didn't really believe him at first, but who the hell would make up a story about a giant turkey chasing you down the street when you're trying to buy your sweet old grandmother donuts. The thing that made me laugh the hardest was what happened next.
This morning I opened the paper to a random page while eating my breakfast. I couldn't believe what I saw on the page in front of me.
Enjoy your weekend, and if you're in the area watch out for the damn turkey.
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 9:24 PM
Monday, January 3, 2011
Hi guys! How is everyone doing today? I hope you all had a great New Year's Day and are excited to get 2011 started off right. I really can't believe that it is already January. I feel like I just got home from Arizona only a few days ago and it's already been more than two months. In less than two months I will be at Spring Training in Florida getting ready for the 2011 season.
I've received a lot of questions lately about what I will be doing for my New Year's resolution. I honestly have never made a New Year's resolution before. I know it's a tradition, but for most things that I want to change I have to do it right on the spot and can never wait until the new year to change it. I guess I am a little anal when it comes to some things. Plus, I feel if I'm making a change just because it's a new year it probably isn't that important to me or I would have changed it already, and I'll probably quit on it after a few days. Here's kind of an example.
One thing that makes me laugh every year, and especially today, is my gym. I do my training at a place called Catz Sports Performance, but every now and then I stop into Planet Fitness to get a quick workout in. On most days I park three spots from the front door, walk in, and jump on the first treadmill I see. But every year on January 1st I pull into the parking lot and can't find a space within a quarter mile of the place. I have to park across town and battle my way through the cold and wind to get inside, where I'm met with a line longer than the one at the Apple Store when a new Iphone has just been released. I'll usually take a week or two off before I decide to head back there for a workout. By about January 20 I'll show back up, park three spots from the door, and jump back on my favorite treadmill. So much for that damn New Year's resolution.
Switching "geahs" for a minute, I was looking through my closet today and saw a few pairs of my favorite sneakers. I don't know what it is about shoes, but I have a few pairs that I think look so nice that I've never wore them. I've decided to have a little fun and have everyone post their coolest pair of sneakers online. Go to my Facebook page here ----> Matt Antonelli Fan Page and upload a picture of your sweetest pair. Here is a pair I'm digging big time. I bought these about a month after the Celtics won the NBA championship in 2008. I still haven't worn them yet.
Send me your pictures of some sick kicks and have a great Tuesday!
Posted by Matt Antonelli at 4:18 PM