Apr 30, 2014

The Masters is an Operation Gold Event...What Does That Mean?

Earlier today skifly posted this and since it was in all caps one would have to assume that this is an important thing.

Right?

Operation Gold!  Wow.  Such Color, Very Waterski.


This has to be a great thing right?  USA Waterski has been beating down the doors of the USOC in recent years, with varying degrees of success, but, lets not get ahead of ourselves.  What does it mean?

Lets check in with wakeboarding mag dot com
The Masters was first chosen by USA Water Ski as an Operation Gold Event for water ski athletes in 2012. It is truly an honor for the Masters to once again be designated as an Operation Gold event. USA Water Ski and the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) created a Statement of Cooperation to allow the Wakeboard athletes access to these Operation Gold funds for 2014. 
Operation Gold is a USOC program that rewards athletes for earning medals at one elite level event annually. Operation Gold allows U.S. water ski and wakeboard athletes to earn money by placing in the top-four in their division. U.S. athletes in these disciplines will be awarded an additional $2,500 for first, $2,000 for second, $1,500 for third and $1,000 for fourth place.
Oh Nice!  Our skiers and wakeboarders can get some MOAR dough for hitting the podium.  Thats awesome.

There are some very nice quotes within that wake board . com article from various parties involved, including the head of USA Waterski Bob Crowley, Mr. Crowley if your nasty.
“We are very pleased to work with the WWA to provide this USOC Operation Gold funding opportunity to these incredibly talented water ski and wakeboard athletes. This is a testament to the quality of athletes who compete in the Masters each year and to the prestige of the event that Nautique produces. It is always an honor to work with the USOC on this program,” commented Bob Crowley, executive director of USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee.
This is really nice.  Its very nice to see the continuation of USA Waterski and the USOC.  Nothing but good can come out of this relationship, at least to our eyes and ears...you would like to see our sport become more than that...but, the structures that are in place and the way in which the the VAST majority of sports in this country operate, we should be stoked that this is a thing...a relationship that is growing our sport further.  Upwards.

Just think, in about 10 years, our dream of a team based waterski team based competition will come true.

1st overall pick???

Alex Laurentano-dig dug Jr.


A Wonderful #FAILBOAT video


Most everyone has seen, or at least heard about this above gif, where the driver of a big boat somehow gets possesed by some alien life form and just bails the hell out of his duties of driving the boat.

Its phenomenal.

Just watch it for about five minutes.  We will wait.

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Right?  So many questions.

1) Did he have a stroke or something mid-air?  How does that happen?

2) Speaking of mid-air, how, just upon landing do you pack up and just take a nap?

3) What is he doing with the throttles??

4) LOLOL The girl in the yellow/green bikini gets a lake bukake!

5) Why is everyone standing up?

6) How great is said yellow/green bikini girls sunglasses flying off?

7) How fast were they going and why were they in such a hurry?

8) Serious, did that dude just die in front of our faces??

9) Is there anyway to make this funnier?

Good thing we asked that last question, because some radical person out there in internet decided to do just that.

In a video uploaded on an account called planet vocal (more like planet text amirite?) they recut that video/gif and pasted it over a dub step type song from a band/group/pereson called Excision.  and the resulting video is like heroin for your eyes.  and ears.  and oh my god, reverse imaged stroke death guy.
This really, probably and with out additional hyperbole, should win oscar for best picture.  Or at least, best director and original screen play.

Enjoy.

Apr 28, 2014

Vid Day Monday

Sticking with the old school theme we now have a old ski show vid from 1967.  This looks really...entertaining...or something...yay aquaplanes and saucers!

Vid Day Monday

Jumping and butt checking in a bikini in 1953...ouch

Apr 21, 2014

Vid Day Monday

So spring has shown its face and now I want to go skiing...well I always want to go skiing but its always the worst in the spring as you wait for the ice to clear and sun to come out. We are too old to hit the water the day the ice breaks like we did in our younger days, but this waiting game thing is a bitch.

These guys seem to have the reverse issue, they want more snow but don't have it. So why not snow ski on grass?

Apr 11, 2014

Its The Freakin Weekend Baby

Hey!  Its almost getting warm out!  Everyone is in a better mood then recently.  Time to fire up fire up the grill!

CRB Receptionist hard at work
We have he CRBBBQ allready fired up and ready to go!

Lets have a great weekend!  Drink some beer!  Hey, Saturday afternoon, lets go to the local boat dealership and buy a schooner!

Play it Loud!


Apr 10, 2014

and here I thought we were friends...

It has been many years of peace.  It has been many years of complacency.  It has been many years of tea on the porch whilst watching the sun set.

It was years of calm.

Years of personal fulfillment, repairing burned bridges, evicting vices from our lives, achieving a state of personal happiness that only a few could hope to achieve.

And in a moment, this morning, it was gone.

Shattered forever.

The same demons returned.  The same inability to control the impulses emerged.  The blood lust...alive.

Years of fulfilling life washed down the drain.

Apr 8, 2014

Llewellyn

Jaret was a power in our sport for years, watching Jaret and Freddy go head to head every tournament was one of the best parts of watching pro tournaments.  It is very tough to find good video of the any late 90s early 2000s tournaments...hell its hard to find good video of any tournaments.  Would be sweet if there was a website that would organize all the videos of older tournaments in a way that was easily searchable...hint hint Tony.

Apr 7, 2014

Vid Day Monday

The new season of Game Of Thrones started last night, as usual there was lots of blood and nakedness.  The CRB team gathered with a flagon of whisky and preceded to get bombed and pass out before it started.  

Apr 4, 2014

Musical Friday

First time I watched this vid I had my volume off and thought, "great, another slomo bs wakeboard vid".  Then I turned the volume up and knew I had to post it.  Crank up the volume!

Black Dog from Cheerwithnico.com on Vimeo.

Apr 1, 2014

USA Field Hockey names squad for Pan American Cup

Bro, do you even field hockey?

Its a very exciting time in the Creaky Shooting Circle (field hockey term, look it up kids), world...we are happy to pass along the long awaited group that will represent the USA Field Hockey team at the Indoor Pan-American Cup that is taking place in Uruguay that will be taking place in February in 2015.
2015 is like, a year or something from now.  WHAT?  I NEED THIS NOW.

If you remember right, about a year or so ago, we had a big conversation about which direction we thought that the USA Field Hockey team should go in.

Do they go for a more offensively minded squad?

ODBF was dead set that we aim for a sound, fiscally responsible defensive squad.

Or do you just pick the best players that you have at your disposal and just lay waste to competition?

How you do you properly balance that ethos against the proper construct of the competition?

Well, we did decide that we would just ask someone with a history of field hockey and possibly the knowledge to clue us into the proper construction of a field hockey team, the following is a brief glimpse into our conversation with Kat Skinner, a prominent field hockey historian/bike thief.

If you would like to hear our entire conversation, please download the CSC podcast (the 3 hour long mega-pod at CSCPOD.NET)

My Mic isn't the only thing that is abnormally large.

CSC: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, lets dive right in, how do you feel that the 2015 Pan-American field hockey team is shaping up.

Kat: Eh...ok.  I have spoken with many people that feel like its more important to make scrambled eggs in the MORNING and not in the evening like some sort of god damn animal.  you feel me?

CSC: oh...is that some sort of allegory as to how to properly compete on a global level in the field hockey arena?  or...are you just talking about eating breakfast in the morning instead of at night?

Kat: your a god damn idiot.  You make breakfast food for breakfast not for dinner, I don't care how much you enjoy your Denver omelets, but, you know damn well that the broncos got their ass kicked in the superbowl by a non-food based football team.  You can't allow yourself to view things in black and white like that...you have to understand that not all of us enjoy things in the same vain as you do.

You heathen.

CSC: I think we actually understand what you are hinting at, despite your gutter mouth and propensity for weird breakfast imagery.

Your saying that its impossible to perfectly figure out the exact team until its actually constructed and how the parts all work with each other, judging things on a strictly merit based performance clause is a foolish endeavor?

Kat: /smokes a pall mall

CSC: /enjoys second hand smoke

Kat: Look, just don't wear underwear, let your bits get out there in the wind.  you get aroused???  you're winning.  You don't?  Your kids will grow up to worship goats.

CSC: thanks for the time, have a great day.  Here, have some bacon.

Kat: /skydives out of airplane

nice placement of the toast.  learn to plate your food
The Mens Field Hockey team is a bit of a shocker, but, the names should ring true to all of us.
 Kevin Barber (Camarillo, CA), Michael Barminski (Ventura, CA), Ajai Dhadwhal (Agoura Hills, CA), Mohan Gandhi (Ventura, CA), William Holt (Camarillo, CA), JaJa Kentwell (Spring City, PA), Thomas Krauss (New York, NY.), Moritz Runzi (Boston, MA), Sebastian Scheurer (Greenwich, CT), Robert Schilling (Long Beach, CA), Kevin Segeren (Twin Falls, ID), Jason Wellings (San Diego, CA)

Be on the look out for William Holt, he is Steve Holts son who would have been a hall of famer if not for the freak hot air ballon drawing that he did that was somehow set on fire and took down antropolus.  #neverforget

The womens team doesn't contain any real shockers.  HI-OHHH.  But, certainly does place them as the heavy favorites to win the cup and probably also our hearts.
Susan Ciufo (Bangor, PA), Ashley Dalisera (Millersville, MD), Maeve Doherty (Millersville, MD), Amanda Fleischut (Doylestown, PA), Lauren Hibshman (Allentown, PA), Alexa Hoover (Collegeville, PA), Maria Keesling (Downingtown, PA), Erin Matson (Chadds Ford, PA), Rachael Milne (Hatfield, PA), Kimberly Tunell (Wilmington, DE)
Alexa Hoover has come on strong recently, including a real strong showing at the Page Memorial tournament held in Andover Maryland recently, she scored like, a billion goals and carried her squad to a second place finish.

Lauren Hibshman occupies the crucial role on this particular team and also most likely is the front runner for the annual GBH award that is given annually to a person.

Stay tuned to the CSC for all your Field Hockey Updates.

Power to the people.

#SticksOutBallsOutFarOut