Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My college football playoff scenario!

College football has such a great regular season but is so anti climatic that it desperately needs a playoff. This is my playoff system that I think is realistic and would appease the Bowls, Universities and the fans.

Take the 4 BCS Bowl Games and add the next biggest bowl to make 5 Bowls. (Rose, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Capital One(?)) Take the top 6 BCS ranked teams and reward #1 and #2 by giving them a bye. Sometime around Christmas team #3 will play team #6 in the Sugar Bowl and on the same day right after team #4 will play team #5 in the Capital One Bowl. On New Year’s Day team #1 will play the lesser ranked of the remaining teams in the Orange Bowl and on the same day right after, team #2 will play the remaining team in the Rose Bowl. Then the National Championship game will be played on its current Monday night the week after new Years in the Fiesta Bowl.

Each bowl will host the National Championship game every 5 years and rotate the other years and we will still have the tradition of New Years Bowl games. By playing two bowl games in one day you will create a huge day of playoff college football just like the NFL when they have the Championship games on the same day. People are more likely to make a day of watching both games.

Just think how awesome this would have been in 2008 when these were the final 6 teams:
1. Oklahoma 2. Florida 3. Texas 4. Alabama 5. USC 6. Utah

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brazilian Street Carnaval 2008

I opened up the show for the 2008 Long Beach Brazilian Street Carnaval, put on by Sambala Samba School and RioBela Productions, this past sunday and had an amazing day. The weather was perfect, the people were beautiful and the food, drink and music was impeccable. Add in two beautiful parades and the day was a great success. I played my version of Girl From Ipanema, which I am in the midst of pre production for the studio recording and I was also honored to be joined on stage by Michael Sandoval, Jason Brancazio, Jason Lee Bruns and Marlon Fuentes! We were also honored to have The King of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Alex de Oliveira and the Queen of Percussion of Mocidade de Independente, Thatiana Pagung, as guests from Brazil. They truly topped off the amazing efforts of Sambala Samba School and RioBela Productions who put on a fantastic day!!! Capirinhas were flowing!

(Below is a picture of me and my son Vincent in front and, Alex de Oliveira, Thatiana Pagung and my beautiful wife Valeria in the back row.)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Welcome to my Official Blog

Hey Everybody,

Happy Memorial Day and welcome to my official blog spot. I am not even exactly sure what the hell my blog spot is but I know that it will be a great way to keep my fans up to date on what I am up to.....

but now I am running back over to the memorial day bbq I was at so have a great night...