Morning Ramble for April 5th 2017 in which I listen to the Tell ’em Steve Dave podcast for the first time, I watch the Angels win their first game this season, and I get smacked around good in SMITE.
Found a New Podcast
Actually, Mrs. Redshirt found the Tell ’em Steve Dave podcast the other day and pointed me in their direction and I’m glad she did. While I’ve only listened to one episode, it was definitely fun and is now part of my permanent listening rotation.
It’s a combo of TV personalities from 2 shows we watch on a regular basis and even have backup recordings on both of our TiVos. Brian Quinn from Impractical Jokers teams up with Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson from Comic Book Men, and it’s a lot of fun.
On the episode I listened to, they brought in Joey Fatone from *NSYNC and talked about all kinds of neat stuff. Considering I was a fan of the boy band, this made for a good listen and I’m looking forward to their next episode.
Angels Notch their First Victory
I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait long for the Angels to pick up their first victory, but I was worried. Actually in the 7th inning when they blew a 4–2 lead and gave up 4 runs, I thought it was all over. In the end, it took a monumental effort by someone who batted .209 last season to pull the Angels back into the lead. Danny Espinosa knocked a home run to right center in the 9th to plate 3 runs and give the Angels the win.
More than worrying about the potential loss though is the number of HRs Angel pitching is giving up. After giving up 3 on Monday, they served up another 2 on Tuesday. 5 home runs surrendered in 2 games is not promising and hopefully the pitchers will settle down.
Overwhelming force in SMITE
I was able to get back to playing gods I was familiar with again by selecting Ra in my next few games. At least I kinda knew how to play him since we were up against some pretty serious competition. And by knew how to play him, I did not mean I knew how to do it well. We really got wiped out.
I was worried about the game the moment the loading screen showed that the opposing team had someone that had attained at least level 9 with their champ. When you see that everyone else was new to their champs or at least had less than 2 levels on the god they were playing, you can see why I’d be worried. I’m not sure about all the other googahs she has on the loading screen, but there’s an X where everyone else has like a blank, I, or II. She’s got a V and a border on her god and she’s sporting a Season Ticket banner…so many indicators that she’s so much better than every one else in the game, it was crazy.
Needless to say, we got slaughtered. She ended up going 17/0/10 on Scylla and pretty much won the game all by herself. We’d throw all 5 of our ultimates at her and she’d still take us out and survive with enough health to take down our tower. It was clearly a demonstration of what someone who knew what they were doing can do against noobs like myself.
Even with the beating I took, I had fun learning more about my champ and how the game plays.