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021905-00:22
Radio Trivia Win - February 18, 2005: Results | Photo
021905-00:13
I absolutely demolished the competition in regular Trivia for February 11, 2004: Results | Photo
021205-00:51
An old Trivia win: Radio Trivia - November 19, 2004: Results | Photo
012505-00:58
My 2005 Oscar Nomination Predictions here

102104-23:57
My 2004 NBA Season Predictions are up. This is a feature new to this year here at USN. The fun part will be reexamining in June.

070804-19:48
I've updated my USN 2004 NBA Free Agent Guide, added Carlos Boozer and Carlos Arroyo to the steals category, I had not known they'd be FAs.

063004-21:28
In anticipation of the NBA FA period starting tomorrow, I'm posting my USN 2004 NBA Free Agent Guide. What you see there is a rough draft I did in April, so it is partially out of date, but I stand by each one of my 'steal' picks (especially Marquis Daniels, but not so much Divac, who was sort of a filler).

063004-01:19
Tike Redman rules!

060704-23:47
Tike Redman sucks!

060704-23:12
Tike Redman sucks!

060204-21:58
1. Got my laptop (and I'm using it right now).

2. NBA FINALS PREDICTION: LA Lakers over Detroit (in 5).

3. The new Angelfire/TriPod Search Sidebar (see <----) sucks hardcore, easily the single worst thing they've ever done as far as ads/popups; AND it doesn't even advertise anything but other sites. It essentially makes them NO money, and it replaced the banner ads. Dumbfounding move on their part. All in all though, I very much prefer the banner ads/pop-ups.

052704-17:43
Some cosmetic changes to my personal TV/PC/Room Setup page, including the inclusion of my system specs, as well as the specs to the new Laptop/Graduation Gift which will come in early June.

052104-11:54
NBA Playoff Predictions

Indiana over Detroit
LA Lakers over Minnesota

051704-21:55
I actually found some up to date info in the Angelfire help/errors section:
Description: Member pages which are built with style sheets face the problem of having banner ads located over the content of their sites.
Workaround? Our engineers are working on a fix at the moment and we apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused in this matter.
So that's encouraging, I just wonder how long it'll take; that javascript error seemed to last for a month.

051704-21:42
It seems that Angelfire is very quickly going to hell; first with various javascript errors which popped up whenever I clicked a link here that goes outside this site, then with GIANT National Guard ads which appear occasionally and push the entire site down a page, and now the bottom banner ad aligns itself right over my site (scroll down a little bit to see). I understand that this is all free, but what good is it if I can't even see my own site beneath banner ads?

050104-22:07
NBA Playoff Predictions

Indiana over Miami
Detroit over New Jersey
Sacramento over Minnesota
San Antonio over LA Lakers

041504-19:13
NBA Playoff Predictions

Indiana over Boston
Detroit over Milwaukee
Miami over New Orleans
New Jersey over New York
Minnesota over Denver
LA Lakers over Houston
Sacramento over Dallas
San Antonio over Memphis

032604-20:37
New updated version of my WinAMP skin, EB Amp v1.9, available in the Downloads section. This version sports video and media library support.

022104-22:36
A few running items:
  • I won Planet GameCube Radio Trivia again. A photo of my win can be seen here, and a link to the results page can be found here.
  • USN has just hit 15000 hits!
  • I spotted Michael Ian Black at last weeks slam dunk contest, and he seems to of broken his arm! Picture here. Get well Mike!

020104-16:57
Super Bowl Prediction:

Carolina vs. New England: New England

012504-00:36
Changes have been made to the USN Top 50 Games of All-Time. Added are Mother (EarthBound 0), Beyond Good & Evil, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

011804-11:45
NFL Conferance Championship Predictions:

Indianapolis @ New England: New England
Carolina @ Philadelphia : Carolina

011004-15:12
The 2003 USN Video Game Awards are up. These are more or less on time, but subject to change.

010904-23:20
NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions:

Indianapolis @ Kansas City: Kansas City
Tennesee @ New England: New England
Green Bay @ Philadelphia : Green Bay
Carolina @ St. Louis : St. Louis

010904-00:08
Looking through my counter log, it seems most of the hits this page gets are from google searches for some Mp3s, so instead of having people stagger blindly around my page, I'll just put a semi-permanant link to the requests page as a sticky above.

010304-12:15
NFL Wild Card Predictions:

Denver @ Indianapolis : Denver
Tennesee @ Baltimore : Tennesee
Seattle @ Green Bay : Green Bay
Dallas @ Carolina : Carolina

122903-17:43
A new feature is up, the USN Top 50 Games of All-Time.

122303-00:53
The 2002 USN Video Game Awards are up. Granted, they're 'a year late', but the way I see it, the time gives me time to place the games in proper perspective (and time to actually beat some of them). 2003 awards may be up sooner.

110403-16:23
One of my many life's dreams has come true. Despite that being the only big item of the day, it still surely ranks up with the Mother1+2/3 announced, Miyazaki 3-pack, Family Guy Vol. 1 day in April.

090603-14:55
I have won Planet GameCube Radio Trivia Again. Hoo-ray. Results are HERE. A snapshot of PlanetGameCube's front page mentioning my victory is HERE as well.

082003-23:10

Behold Captain Ducky

070703-00:43
A new version of my EarthBound WinAMP skin; available in the downloads ( <-- ) section and here.

050203-16:17
A new request.

041503-17:15
In what will surely go down as one of the greatest days in Gaming/DVD history for me:
  • Mother 1&2 GBA Pack Announced
  • Mother 3 Confirmed
  • Kiki's Delivery Service on DVD (with Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky)
  • Family Guy Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD
Outstanding.

032303-20:51
I had no idea they would give out animated feature so damn fast. Regardless, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! God exists (excepting myself being an atheist, but it's a figure of speech, you know)! Update to the 2003 Oscars page.

032303-20:44
Update to the 2003 Oscars page (pre-award).
031503-17:48
Turns out the *** asterik system of getting e-mails through the sea of spam I get isn't entirely fool-proof. While looking at my bulk mail folder through Outlook Express, I saw an e-mail about Terranigma maps preceeded by asteriks that was immediatly processed out (Outlook express will show old messages before it updates according to what's in my account). I looked into Hotmail's options, and did some things that I hope will prevent this sort of thing. Using the filter system, all e-mails that contain the following words in their subjects will be automatically forwarded to my inbox (which I check every few days) instead of my junk mail box (which I rarely check). The magical words are: map, terranigma, earthbound, ***, request, battledome, and angelfire. If you've ever sent me an e-mail that I never replied to, it would be because hotmail mistakenly put it in my Bulk Mail folder. So if that has ever happened to you, please try to resend it with one or more of the mentioned words. And The USN Message Board is always a good way to get ahold of me as well (though I check it less frequently). Again, apologies to anyone that I've failed to reply to in the past.

030603-16:34
Another new request.

021103-22:40
The Oscars are halfway towards justice, nominating Spirited Away for best animated film. New request.

020403-21:31
Two new Idiot of the Moments, emarslim and DJ Creppel. So dumb... Anyway, yes, they are concurrent idiots. Without further ado:

020403-17:14
The long promised updates to the Site Info and Download pages are finished. Don't miss the new articles as well.

020303-23:13
I am on fire. A new editorial concerning the villivication of Rare and EA, here. Also please read the two new articles from below. New link in the links page, Nausicaa.net, "The Hayao MIYAZAKI Web".

020303-22:03
Amazing! 2 editorials over 3 days! I have written a lengthy explanation of exactly why The Legend of Zelda series are not RPGs. I was also considering writing an article on the sudden hatred towards Electronic Arts and Rareware over at the GameCube General message board at GameFAQs, and in fact I will...

020103-18:45
A new editorial in the editorials section pertaining to the 2003 Oscars, and specifically the Best Animated Film award. Updates to the Site Info section. Also, I have a mp3 hidden somewhere! Hehehehe.

012603-01:16
Super Bowl Prediction (Playoff Record 6-4):

Tampa Bay vs. Oakland : Tampa Bay, 21-13

Also, updates to the Links page.

011902-11:17
NFL Conferance Championship Predictions:

Tampa Bay @ Philedelphia : Tampa Bay
Tennesee @ Oakland : Tennesee

011103-12:42
NFL Divisional Game Predictions:

NY Jets @ Oakland : Jets
Atlanta @ Philedelphia : Atlanta
Pittsburgh @ Tennesee : Tennesee
San Francisco @ Tampa Bay : Tampa Bay

010303-23:11
NFL Wild Card Predictions:

Indianapolis @ NY Jets : Jets
Atlanta @ Green Bay : Atlanta
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh : Pittsburgh
NY Giants @ San Francisco : NY Giants

122302-17:27
I can't wait for these articles at the MAVAV (Mothers Against Videogame [sic] Addiction And Violence) to go back up. Expect a lengthy editorial when they do. I'm going to have a field-day, moreso then I had on PETA. Too bad it's probably a hoax.

121402-17:17
I encountered my first bandwidth message. Apparently there is a hourly/bihourly limit of about 5 megs (which makes the 1 gig monthly alotment pretty worthless), and anytime one of the request-a-mp3s is downloaded the site goes offline for a couple hours. If I had money, I'd upgrade the bandwith and account sizes I'd have my own domain, but I don't. So what I'll do is try to keep the mp3s below 5 megs if possible by reencrypting the high bitrate (more then 128) mp3s to shrink the file sizes. Either way, the current mp3 is well past it's 'week' status, so there are no mp3s untill I get some requests (of ONE song, not every Bebop mp3 I have). I am concerned however that the bandwidth limit may be stopping downloads midway, if this has happened to you, please let me know.

110202-01:34
I R tEh l337. Yes, add Planet GameCube Radio Trivia to my resume, as I won that only 3 weeks after my PGC Trivia win. Results can be found HERE. Though it isn't as competetive or difficult as Trivia, it is in many ways more fun, as it concerns my favorite subject, Game Music. I also came within a tiebreaker of winning Team Trivia, but oh well... I got my first Turkey and 400 series in bowling recently too. Yes, a very lucky month for me...

103002-22:58
New section of the site, Die, Howdy, Die.

102902-22:46
A new request from Ryoko; Adieu from Cowboy Bebop. It can be found here.

101102-23:53
This is such an important and monumental event, I couldn't put it off at all. I won Planet GameCube Trivia!! w00t, w00t. Here are some mementos from my trip; first, PGCs current front page: HERE. And the pertinant links; THE SCOREBOARD, and Planet GameCube. Wheeee!

100502-22:47
Two new things, I've added a BabelFish translator to the bottom; read USN in Japanese, just because you can! In neater news, plans for the USN Game Review database have been scrapped, because of the new IGN User feature. To see my reviews of all 160 of my games, please CLICK HERE. You can also see what games are on my radar through the wishlist feature.

092102-22:34
Another request! Sim Broadway, requested by Doom. It can be found here.

In other news, I got a new computer a couple weeks ago. 2.0 ghz, 256 RAM, GeForce 4, 80.0 GB hard drive :). I can finally run TFC at a resolution higher than 400x300. Flat panel monitor too. You have not seen pretty until you've seen my maps on a flat panel. Every pixel is visable!

Also, I'm taking Digital Art and C++ classes in school this year, so you may see things from those classes integrated into the site (specifically the Digital Art).

082402-21:25
I finally got a request for the Request-a-Song from Ed Kemper. It can be found here. Also, some updated to the Fantasy Foorball rosters. Those are in the sports section.

081202-12:55
Finally, after a few days of technical difficulties, The Radical Edwards have drafted. Updates to the other teams have been made as well.

080402-11:41
My second Fantasy Football team has drafted. The Texas Hoom-Bahs team wbpage is now up. The Radical Edwards draft on the 9th.

Also, I signed up for this a month ago, but I never realized it actually worked. USN can be accessed through the easy to remember usnet.tk. Nice, huh? And not nearly as invasive as namezero was. Just a pop-up, although it does blanket anything you visit here in the Title and Address bars. But as far as the pop-up goes you should be using pop-up blocking software by now. So go find "PopUp Killer".

Finally, I've done some reorganizing to the links page.

080202-13:25
Couple new things; New Song of the Week, the Time to Know ~Be Waltz from the Cowboy Bebop movie. Also, my first Fantasy Football League has drafted. The Grove City Conejo Diablo team page is now up and running. Updates to that and the other team pages will be semi-regular throughout the season. The other teams draft on the 4th and 9th.

072602-12:06
I made the Ed pic in the background a little darker and bluer, to make this text legible. You can still see the more vibrant and colorful version of it here. Anyway, new Song of the Week.

072602-09:26
Ulan Shad Networks, now Ed flavored.

Just a small update to force myself back into the updating groove. It's fantasy football season, so expect updates and team pages stemming from my teams; The Grove City Conejo Diablo, the Radical Edwards, and the Texas Hoom-Bahs. In two of these leagues, I'll be competing against Mike and SweetMongoose.

More updates including a new Song of the Week and brief USN coverage of the 2002 Green Party National Midterm Convention in Philadelphia; find out where the United States most pathetic 3rd party has a national convention (eh, I'll tell you now; a Holiday Inn).

071502-20:58
I hate to bump big important posts down like this, so first read the previous update... NOW.

Ok, I've decided to redo the music page format. It isn't called request-a-mp3, its Song of the Week, and I severly cut the song options in the music list, because I decided that I don't want to get sued. Details on the new system here.

071502-20:35
Couple things,

I've gotten sick of waiting for a mp3 request, and have gone ahead and just added one... Gotta Knock a Little Harder from the Cowboy Bebop Movie soundtrack. I'll do this when I'm not getting requests. Go HERE for the goods.

Alos, and this is something that will go without saying; check the EarthBound and Terranigma pages (links to the left, if you can't find them, you're blind). They're updated more often then this page is most of the time, and the first and foremost job of this page is to popularize them (although they get more hits then this does).

Finally, I am going on vacation no. 2 this Wedneseday (I can't spell Wedsneday...), the 17th and will be back around the 24th or 25th, so if you send me mp3 requests during that time, I can;t fill them till I get back.

070602-13:31
I've updated the MP3 list in the Request-A-MP3 so check it out. I haven't recieved a single request yet.

070402-16:54
The last of the branch consolodations is complete. The Old Pokļæ½mon page has been moved and restored and the old page deleted. The Ulan Shad Network is now comprised of only 3 angelfire accounts; /sd/ulanshad, /sd/ethbshad, and /sd/terrashad.

070202-00:55
Well, this is more of an acknowledgement that I am here then an update. The EarthBound and Terranigma Map Archives have both recieved some organizational updates.

Now, time for a Mini-Rant!

I found this page. It is a collection of 100,000 or so hotmail account addresses. My e-mail is on there. I get 50-70 pieces of spam-mail every day. I am not exactly happy here. On a free list no less! I'm cheap! If you get lots of spam and you have hotmail, check that page, you're probably on there.
In a related note, though decided independantly; whenever e-mailing me, please put three asteriks (*) at the begining of your subject. This is to help me differentiate your mail from the afformentioned 50-70 pieces of spam I get EVERY DAY.

061302-22:59
The full links page is up.

061302-21:17
I've added a new request-a-mp3 feature. Choose one of my 1200+. Details HERE.

061302-16:34
I did some branch work. My MIDI page is now here at /sd/ulanshad/midishad/index.html. The independant midishad site as well as Mega4Ever have been deleted. Links, downloads, and info updates tonight.

061302-14:15
And lo, all pages at USN were updated to the new design, and all the different sections were 'put up', though some are completly empty. Look for the downloads, links, and info to be pretty much up/finished tonight.

061302-11:54
This is it. New and improved. Of the sections to the left, few are operational. As of noon today, just the branches and editorials (and the board, EB, Terra). I'll have the design finished today. I won't have any new content for a while (I'll be on vacation until the 23rd).

061302-11:36
This isn't nearly as interesting as the one below. This is to test how multiple updates look.

Now a picture test.

enter All Your Base jokes here

Ha, that NEVER gets old.

061302-11:22
With the new site design, comes a new update design. All of the other news has been moved to the old news page.

  • Here's a test of the lists in this form.
  • You can basically ignore this.

Now a picture test.

enter All Your Base jokes here

Ha, that NEVER gets old.


Older News


WATCH FOR FALLING DEBRIS

I'm doing the renovations NOW. It's very messy, so don't even really bother to do anything with the editorials, sports, etc. The other sites, other links are fine, its the departments that will be screwy.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 21:47, 06-12-02

this is just a bar.... foo'


Big Stuff for the summer.

I'm going to be shaking things up here a lot in the next month or so. I'll be taking the whole /sd/ulanshad down for a few days and putting it back up in a much more efficent and clean form (most importently; updating every page with the design and links found here). I may move a lot of my branches (everything but /sd/terrashad and /sd/ethbshad basically) into this page, much like the SquiggleCo. and BattleDome pages are. I also really want to expand this place too, with Movie Reviews, a Game Review database, and music. Ideally the site map will look like this:

Pretty exciting, eh? Ideally, I can find a really efficent system to keep the layout the same amongst all the pages in the network, and I may have to make a new layout in the process.

I'll also do a lot of stuff with /sd/terrashad and /sd/ethbshad, so look out for them too.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 14:26, 05-25-02

this is just a bar.... foo'


I'm rooting for Manute.

Celebrity Boxing 2

Shad (3-0) Mike (1-2)
Manute Bol vs. William Perry William Perry William Perry
Olga Korbut vs. Darva Konger Darva Konger Olga Korbut
Joey Buttafuoco vs. Joanie Laurer Joanie Laurer Joey Buttafuoco
Dustin Diamond vs. Ron Palillno Dustin Diamond Dustin Diamond


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 20:26, 05-22-02

this is just a bar.... foo'


Either we heal now, as a team; or we will die, as individuals.

I've... done things. There's a link to the Mother 3 petition, sign it, even though NO ONE comes here. I'm also continuing my retooling of the other links to the right (it's a bit big now).

I'm still trying to implement a way to get the code for the right and left toolbars into one location for me to edit. I'm trying to figure out how to use random quotes, but it's not working well.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:59, 04-17-02

this is just a bar.... foo'


This place is falling apart!

Celebrity Boxing

Shad Mike
Paula Jones vs. Tonya Harding Tonya Harding Tonya Harding
Greg Brady vs. Donny Boaduce Donny Bonaduce Greg Brady
Todd Bridges vs. Vanilla Ice Todd Bridges Vanilla Ice


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 19:35, 03-13-02

this is just a bar.... foo'


Week Five Picks

WEEK FIVE

Shad
38-21
Mike
38-21
ARI at CHI Arizona Chicago
BAL at GB Green Bay Baltimore
CLE at CIN Cleveland Cleveland
DEN at SEA Denver Denver
DET at MIN Minnesota Minnesota
MIA at NYJ New York New York
NO at CAR New Orleans New Orleans
NYG at STL St. Louis St. Louis
PIT at KC Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
SD at NE San Diego San Diego
SF at ATL San Fransisco San Fransisco
TB at TEN Tennesee Tampa Bay
OAK at IND Indianapolis Oakland
DAL at WAS Dallas Dallas


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 00:26, 10-14-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


USN Idiot / Week Four Picks

I've gotten a lot of hits from this idiot of the momment...

USN Idiot of the Momment: XBOX RULES

WEEK FOUR

Shad
27-17
Mike
29-15
ARI at PHI Philedelphia Philedelphia
CHI at ATL Atlanta Atlanta
CIN at PIT Pittsburgh Cincinatti
GB at TB Green Bay Green Bay
JAX at SEA Jacksonville Jacksonville
KC at DEN Denver Denver
MIN at NO New Orleans New Orleans
NE at MIA Miami Miami
NYJ at BUF New York New York
SD at CLE San Diego San Diego
TEN at BAL Baltimore Baltimore
WAS at NYG New York New York
CAR at SF San Francisco Carolina
DAL at OAK Oakland Oakland
STL at DET St. Louis St. Louis


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 02:35, 10-06-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


New USN Idiot / Week Three Picks

I have made a new Idiot of the Momment. Just read it, you will not believe this stuff. Seriously.

USN Idiot of the Momment: XBOX RULES

WEEK THREE

Shad
18-12
Mike
21-9
ATL at ARI Atlanta Atlanta
BAL at DEN Denver Denver
CIN at SD San Diego San Diego
CLE at JAX Jacksonville Jacksonville
GB at CAR Green Bay Green Bay
IND at NE Indianapolis Indianapolis
KC at WAS Kansas City Kansas City
MIA at STL St. Louis Miami
NO at NYG New York New Orleans
PIT at BUF Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
SEA at OAK Oakland Oakland
TB at MIN Tampa Bay Tampa Bay
DAL at PHI Philedelphia Philedelphia
SF at NYJ San Francisco New York


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:42, 09-29-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


NFL Predictions, Week 2(3)

WEEK TWO (THREE)

Shad
10-5
Mike
10-5
BAL at CIN Baltimore Baltimore
BUF at IND Indianapolis Indianapolis
CAR at ATL Atlanta Carolina
DET at CLE Detroit Cleveland
MIN at CHI Minnesota Minnesota
NYG at KC Kansas City New York
NYJ at NE New York New York
OAK at MIA Oakland Miami
PHI at SEA Philedelphia Philedelphia
STL at SF St. Louis St. Louis
SD at DAL San Diego San Diego
TEN at JAX Tennesee Tennesee
DEN at ARI Denver Denver
WAS at GB Green Bay Green Bay


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 00:35, 09-23-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


NFL Predictions, Week 1

Rather then host the predictions on it's own page, I will just keep it here. It will be me and Mike doing it this season. For those unaware, here are our career records:

Shad XFL: 31-10, 2000 NFL Playoffs: 2-9
Mike XFL: 3-4, 2000 NFL Playoffs: 9-2

WEEK ONE

Shad
0-0
Mike
0-0
OAK at KC Oakland Oakland
DET at GB Green Bay Green Bay
WAS at SD San Diego San Diego
NE at CIN Cincinatti New England
IND at NYJ Indianapolis New York
STL at PHI Philedelphia St. Louis
CHI at BAL Baltimore Baltimore
PIT at JAX Jacksonville Pittsburgh
SEA at CLE Cleveland Seattle
TB at DAL Tampa Bay Tampa Bay
ATL at SF Atlanta San Francisco
NO at BUF New Orleans New Orleans
MIA at TEN Tennesee Tennesee
CAR at MIN Minnesota Minnesota
NYG at DEN Denver Denver


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 00:55, 09-09-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


AUGUSTO!

August Hits

EarthBound            -  902
USN (angelfire.com)   -  593
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  373
BattleDome            -  358
Final Fantasy 3       -   54
USN Message Board     -   41
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   28
SquiggleCo.           -   23
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    9
Mega4Ever             -    8
US's Pokemon          -    6

Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive destroyed the old USN Monthly Hits record, racking up 902 hits last month. BattleDome encountered a drop, and Terranigma got a good boost, mostly through my mentioning it at USEMA.

As far as my predictions for next month, I'm expecting a pretty steep decline all-around, as I will not be able to keep up with them as much because my summer ends this Tuesday. I do, however hope to institute a weekly NFL predictions page here, and I will probably be able to get Mike to help out with that.

July Hits

BattleDome            -  453
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  266
USN (angelfire.com)   -  149
USN Message Board     -   62
Mega4Ever             -   56
Final Fantasy 3       -   28
EarthBound            -   21
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   20
SquiggleCo.           -   10
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    8
US's Pokemon          -    2


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 23:55, 09-02-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


Groucho said "Hello" and then just walked away.

Apparently, YOD's computers exploded a while go, so while I can log into YOD, and 'edit' my page; there are absolutly no YOD member pages actaully working. SO, usn.yod.net isn't up now. And to top it off, within approximatly, 1 hour, ulanshad.net won't be around eaither (I'm betting that NameZero is a lot more attentive to booting people who won't pay for a service that was supposed to be FREE, then they are at actually making a nice service). Speaking of things disappearing around here, the SmartClicks banner exchange program I had at the bottom apparently got high with YOD and just wandered off, so I deleted it again. THE INTERNET IS COLLAPSING!!!

So, pretty soon, you'll have to type in https://www.angelfire.com/sd/ulanshad/ to get here, ugh...

In other news, Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive demolished it's own record of 128, racking up an astonishing 206 hits on August 29th. How did it do this??? Simple, its because USEMA is the Starmen.net SITE SPOTLIGHT! whee. Go there and see it before there is another one. My page has a nifty button of the left-hand side, that is not only seen at the front page, but at most of the other pages as well! If you wanted to see the picture, here it is:

Stay tuned for AUGUST HITS. (little hint, USEMA will have A LOT).


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:52, 08-30-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


usn.yod.net

Well, I've come to the conclusion that NameZero, our domain service since 2000, SUCKS! Sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks, sucks, and sucks. They've told me I now have to PAY for their 'service' (which blows anyway). So, as of now, ulanshad.net does not exist. If you want to donate $20 or so, maybe it'll come back. (why call it nameZERO, if you'll charge money?!?!?!) ulanshad.net is not gone forever, just for at least 3 years or so.

But, I still want to have an easy-to-remember URL for this site (angelfire is great, and the long URLs aren't a problem for links or search engines, but it doesnt fit on a t-shirt!), I looked around and found yod.net. So you can now reach us at usn.yod.net. It's actually a bit nicer then namezero, because there are no frames there, just a banner-ad. The page when you go there is the same as before, with the ENTER link. I had looked into a possible site-wide move to tripod (usn.tripod.com/earthbound, etc) but ALL prospective names were taken!!! usn, usn2, ulanshad, shadnet, so I scratched that as well. Oh well, usn.yod.net it is. It is easy to remember, so I'm not compalining.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 01:40, 08-14-01

this is just a bar.... foo'


SMAAAASH!!!!

Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive SMAAAASH!!!!!!ed the old USN single day hits record, getting 128 hits August 11th, 2001.

The previous record, was approximatly 30, and was probly held by BattleDome. EarthBound had held the older record, getting 20 once.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:13, 08-12-01

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Bravenet Counter

I'm trying out a new counter to the left, this one offers extensive site statistics. You can even see them yourself!

Other News:


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 23:21, 08-09-01

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Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive

Check out the New Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive! (formerly Ulan Shad's EarthBound Page). Complete with a brand new design. Accessable at the left.

July Hits

BattleDome            -  453
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  266
USN (angelfire.com)   -  149
USN Message Board     -   62
Mega4Ever             -   56
Final Fantasy 3       -   28
EarthBound            -   21
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   20
SquiggleCo.           -   10
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    8
US's Pokemon          -    2

Even more hits at BattleDome, with overall decreases all-around by the others. A slight surprise increase by Mega4Ever, probly contributed to the new Big Brother. Expect a huge increase by EarthBound next month :).

June Hits

BattleDome            -  377
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  298
USN (angelfire.com)   -  191
SquiggleCo.           -   90
USN Message Board     -   82
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   43
EarthBound            -   37
Final Fantasy 3       -   36
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    7
Mega4Ever             -    3
US's Pokemon          -    2

Other News:


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 12:05, 08-07-01

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WUSN - USN Radio

As my last update before vacation, I've officially launched the official ulanshad.net radio station! More info can be found HERE

I've also heard that mike was gonna do a ranking of the top 20 womens tennis players based on how hot (sexy def'n) they are, so if he wants to e-mail me with the ranking and reasons, I'd be able to post it when I got back. Of course, he wouldn't need to send the pictures, just the final rank and a short summary of his reasons to ulanshad@hotmail.com. I wouldn't want to have to fire him. :)

I've rearranged the left toolbar again.

Other News:


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 00:28, 07-14-01

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Here we go...

'Big' update today...

I've added a new editorial, on how i'm *pissed* at how the sacred Final Fantasy name has been slapped on a sci-fi action movie, here.

Uhhh, JUNE HITS...

BattleDome            -  377
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  298
USN (angelfire.com)   -  191
SquiggleCo.           -   90
USN Message Board     -   82
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   43
EarthBound            -   37
Final Fantasy 3       -   36
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    7
Mega4Ever             -    3
US's Pokemon          -    2

Not much new here, dramatic increases at SquiggleCo and USN itself can be attributed to my activities at the IGN and GameFAQs message boards. EarthBound's drop is because I was not in the updated sites much that month. The message board had exactly as many hits.

May -

BattleDome            -  335
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  262
USN (angelfire.com)   -  134
EarthBound            -  128
USN Message Board     -   82
Final Fantasy 3       -   29
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   14
SquiggleCo.           -   12
US's Pokemon          -    7
Mega4Ever             -    5
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    4

The winner of the USN mascot contest is Number Six (here) by a vote of 2-1. Thanks for voting

I'm going on vacation (again, as though it'd make a difference, lol), so don't expect updates till then, but after that I plan on a FLURRY of big changes (many focused on USEB, mwahahaha, site spotlght is MINE). And I'll do some USTMA updates, and BIG things at the BattleDome site.

Other News:

  • Visit The Official USN Message Board (PLEEEEEEEEASE GO!!!)
  • I got a reply from Comedy Central, Upright Citizens Brigade is not only cancelled, but they have NO rights to broadcast it either. I'm glad I have that one episode taped...


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 21:49, 07-12-01

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My first FAQ

I've just returned from vacation; and I've already have had my first FAQ posted at GameFAQs.com, here. It is a strategy guide for Super Dodge Ball Advance for the Game Boy Advance.

Also, it is almost time for the end of the voting for the new USN mascot. So please go and vote at the USN message board; as the voting ends at the end of the month.

Other News:


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 13:07, 06-29-01

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Idiot of the Momment

I started a new feature here, USN Idiot of the Momment. Enjoy!

Other News:

  • FAMILY GUY IS BACK!
  • Vote for the USN Mascot here
  • Check out the Conker's Bad Fur Day Sounds in the media section.
  • GBA!!! GBA!!! GBA!!!!!
  • Visit The Official USN Message Board


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:55, 06-08-01

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May Hits

The May hit standings are in...

BattleDome            -  335
Terranigma Map Arc.   -  262
USN (angelfire.com)   -  134
EarthBound            -  128
USN Message Board     -   82
Final Fantasy 3       -   29
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   14
SquiggleCo.           -   12
US's Pokemon          -    7
Mega4Ever             -    5
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    4

The obvious surprise is The Official Unofficial BattleDome Webpage, improving 326 hits over last month, an increase of 2,963%. Completly overshadowing strong months from USN, USEB, and TMA, as well as the new USN message board.

April.

Terranigma Map Arc.   -  194
USN (angelfire.com)   -   77
EarthBound            -   42
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   15
BattleDome            -   11
Final Fantasy 3       -   11
US's Pokemon          -   10
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    2
Mega4Ever             -    1
SquiggleCo.           -    1

Other News:

  • FAMILY GUY IS BACK!
  • Vote for the USN Mascot here
  • Check out the Conker's Bad Fur Day Sounds in the media section.
  • GBA!!! GBA!!! GBA!!!!!
  • Visit The Official USN Message Board


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:36, 06-01-01

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Whohohohohoooo

One of my three favorite TV shows of all time is coming back on the air. Family Guy is going to be on FOX this fall Thursdays at 8 after a 1 year hiatus. WWhohohohohooo. Now if Comedy Central would just air Upright Citizens Brigade... Other News:

  • Vote for the USN Mascot here
  • Check out the Conker's Bad Fur Day Sounds in the media section.
  • The Official Unofficial Battledome webpage became the first USN age to break the 100 hits in a week barrier, overshadowing a 70+ hit week by TMA.
  • The Countdown to the GameBoy Advance has begun!!!
  • PLEASE visit The Official USN Message Board


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 17:41, 05-29-01

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Vote for the new USN Mascot!!!

Who? Now, you can vote for the new USN mascot! Simply go here, the go to the USN message board to vote!!! Votes will be counted late-june.

Other News:

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day Sounds added to the media section.
  • The Official Unofficial Battledome webpage became the first USN age to break the 100 hits in a week barrier, overshadowing a 70+ hit week by TMA.
  • Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are both VERY good.
  • The Countdown to the GameBoy Advance has begun!!!
  • PLEASE visit The Official USN Message Board

Bye-o


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 01:47, 05-28-01

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Updates and Notes

Updates:

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day Sounds added to the media section.
  • My GameFAQs.com reckognition page has been added to the media section.
  • Added a new rant.

Notes:

  • Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons comes out tomorrow.
  • GAMECUBE is fully unvieled Wednsday!
  • PLEASE visit The Official USN Message Board

    Thanks for your time...


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 18:21, 05-14-01

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Playoffs

NHL and NBA playoff predictions updated

The Official USN Message Board!!!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:20, 05-13-01

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Hey-o

YOU GO NOW!!!

The Official USN Message Board!!!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 21:43, 05-13-01

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News

Tomorrow's Updates (possible):

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day sounds
  • Gem of the week?
  • uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • The reason I'm not doing this now is because im tireed
  • TMA upday- te.
  • The USN Jukebox may come back as well. (ha!)

I've also calculated the April USN hit Standings:

Terranigma Map Arc.   -  194
USN (angelfire.com)   -   77
EarthBound            -   42
USN (ulanshad.net)    -   15
BattleDome            -   11
Final Fantasy 3       -   11
US's Pokemon          -   10
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    2
Mega4Ever             -    1
SquiggleCo.           -    1
TMA is the clear winner, a trend that looks to continue.

All time standings are as follows:

USN (angelfire.com)   -  1330
US's Pokemon          -  1224
Terranigma Map Arc.   -   606
EarthBound            -   487
BattleDome            -   244
USN (ulanshad.net)    -    77
Final Fantasy 3       -    63
Ulan Shad's MIDIs     -    50
Mega4Ever             -    26
SquiggleCo.           -    12


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 01:15, 05-05-01

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Updatoramamanhanahana

Several updates:

  • 3 new maps at Ulan Shad's Terranigma Map Archive
  • Added a maps section at Ulan Shad's EarthBound Page
  • Added NBA and NHL playoff sections
  • XFL standings updated (my 29-9 (31-10 incl. Playoffs) record in picking XFL games kind of redeems my 2-9 performance in the NFL playoffs, doesn't it???)
  • I readded the SmartAds banner to the bottom after a 5 month hiatus.
  • The USN Jukebox is coming back as well.
In other news:
  • I told you the LA Xtreme was gonna go all the way this year.
  • GO PACERS!!!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 23:01, 04-21-01

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Stop with the zesty crap man

Henceforth, when I change the base design of the site, i will not change all the other ones. Because sites keep on disappearing. I can't keep up.

So, I changed them again, hopefully they'll stay that way for a while.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 19:33, 04-20-01

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Bracing for impact...

Still playing with the formats, moved Ulan Shad's Terranigma Maps up a slot to the left, as it is actually getting more hits per day then even USN, proving my argument that the people of the Terranigma Community are just plain better people then the rest of you liberal cream-puffs. If you've been wondering what's been takin me so long; I got Rainbow Six: Rouge Spear, been playing Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, been SLEEPING, earning money twords Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages and GameBoy Advance, plus much much more. In other news:

Expect some big updates over the holiday weekend, namely;

Holy Honko is fired. The USN Religeon is gone. If Holy Honko sees this, that means he could have sent me his alleged editorial that he's been "meaning to send", and would be fired for that, and if he doesn't see this, he obviously doesn't care. If he (that means you Dean) wants to send that editorial he's (you Dean) been "meaning to send", it will go in the editorials section as an editorial.

And here's a comforting little thought, of the 14 Points of the Socialist Party's economic platform of 1929 ALL 14 points have become LAW since, and are now considered cornerstones of the Democrapic party.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:35, 04-12-01

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Reformatting

I'm reformatting the link table to the left. Only this (the front page) has the formating as of now.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 10:29, 03-25-01

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BattleDome

USN is now #1 in hits among the USN network, and i whipped up a rant on the current state of battledome, which can be seen in the editorials section or the battledome section. Have fun.

Go to SquiggleCo.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:35, 03-23-01

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1200

USN has just had it's 1200th hit, (by me) which means that it is now only 10 away from passing the old Ulan Shad's Pokemon Page, my first page, (I made it when pokemon was cool!!!). If you want to see it, look over to the right, under USN pages. I never update it, but hell, pokemon sucks now so it's not a problem. Maybe I should make a USN history page for this stuff.....

Go to SquiggleCo.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 17:04, 03-20-01

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Cuban Tennis

Are you the fairy boy???? hehehehehehe

"Heehehhehe, Tingle has a new game, yes a real game, to download from squiggleco. hehehehehehe"

Go to SquiggleCo.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 17:01, 03-20-01

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Other Updates

  • New cursors at the Terranigma Map Archive
  • Updated the EarthBound2k1 and USNamp winamp skins in the download section.
  • Converted all remaining counters around the network to fastcounter counters, as well as changed remaining ad-skins.
  • New Gem of the Week (of the month)

Go to SquiggleCo.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 13:04, 03-19-01

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SquiggleCo. Games

Today marks the launch of SquiggleCo. Games here at USN. I've been making fake game boxes for a few years, and they're published now.

SquiggleCo.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 12:01, 03-19-01

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More Little Things

Nothing much really, but i should note that EarthBound2k1 winamp skin is now published (or being published) at www.1001winampskins.com, www.winamp.com, and www.starmen.net. And the USNamp skin is being processed at winamp.com.

And i made a little quizz-o at CoolQuiz.com, which can be found here. Anyone who gets a 70 or higher gets mentioned here, so try it out (although the questions are quite subjective).

Mike made a quiz as well, but i forget where it is.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 11:07, 03-16-01

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A real update!!!

That's right, I've got up a new editorial about PETA, and a new rants section, both of which can be found in the editorials section.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 02:06, 03-11-01

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Various Updates

I posted 2 new WINamp skins in the downloads section

Accomplishments updated.

XFL updated to reflect Saturday and Sunday's results.

On another note, I've been twarted by Starmen.net again!!! First, they do the EarthBound Spc archive first, and now, my plans for Ulan Shad's EarthBound Page becoming Ulan Shad's EarthBound Map Archive have been twarted as well with the advent of the Starmen.net Walkthrough. You'll rue the day you crossed me!!!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 21:11, 03-05-01

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XFL: Week 5

XFL Week Five Predictions have been posted.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 23:48, 03-01-01

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Small Changes

New FastCounter Counter to the left.
I've also been working on a trio of WINamp skins, one is a new version of the current USN skin (started from scratch) and the other 2 are earthbound skins ( and incidentally have already been posted at Starmen.net). I've also been hard at work on my big plans for Ulan Shad's EarthBound Page that i'll put in place this summer (to get an idea of what i'm going to do, look at the 2 skins i made, and then at the terranigma map archive and put the clues together)

anyway, expect XFL and Gem of the Week(sic) updates soon.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 22:16, 02-27-01

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WHAT YOU SAY!?!

ALL YOU BASE ARE BELONG TO US!!!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 16:45, 02-23-01

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XFL: Week 3

XFL has been updated for tonight.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 11:14, 02-17-01

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USTM

There's been a big update at Ulan Shad's Terranigma Maps, check it out.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 15:06, 02-16-01

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XFL Coverage

USN has begun on it's extensive XFL coverage. Look in the USN sports section for details.

And another thing... Jane Fonda is a retard! Did you see her on 20/20 last night? She said that "If penises could do half of what a vagina can do, there would be statues of them all over the place", and went on to mention how babies grow in the vagina. They don't. Anyone who has completed 7th grade health class could tell you that babies grow in the uterus. The vagina is merely a tube that connects the uterus to the outside of the body, duh!


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 15:32, 02-10-01

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Gem: Week 2

The new Gem of the Week hath been posteth.

Also, please FLAME holy honko. He's been a staffer for about a month and still NO PRODUCTION.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 16:36, 02-07-01

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I Win Again

Just because the site isn't always updated everyday doesn't mean I'm not busy...
Check this out.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 17:15, 01-29-01

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Super Bowl XXXV

The Super Bowl XXXV Prediction has been submitted by mike.

It can be found in the USN Sports section.


Posted by Llama Man; at 15:59, 01-26-01

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Gem of the Week

I've started a new feature at the USN Media Section called Gem of the Week, where we feature a classic, underrated, or overlooked video game.

Check it out in the USN Media section.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 17:43, 01-25-01

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Lazy Staffers

I'm still waiting for the editorials from mike and Holy Honko to come in... So if you would like Super Bowl Predictions before the Super Bowl, and anything in the religeon section I suggest that to FLAME THEM!

Look for some media section updates too.


Posted by Llama Man; at 16:51, 01-25-01

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Relaunch

because there were various disparities between the various pages and their base designs i've relaunched all pages with the same basic template.

I'd also like to congradulate President George W. Bush.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 12:12, 01-23-01

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Media Section Added

The Media section is added, is not a dead link, but it is still under construction.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 8:37, 01-19-01

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Various Updates

Various updates.... Fixed Dead Links, Orginization of files. Also checkout the improved Terranigma Page.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 8:48, 01-18-01

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Religeon Section addition

The religeon section is being added to the toolbars f all pertinent pages. Im also adding a USN media section to the tool bars, BUT it should be noted that that is a DEAD link for now. Soon it will cover things such as movies, television, and video games.

THE RCMP RULES!!!!


Posted by Llama Man; at 14:32, 01-13-01

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Ray Lewis puts the CON in Conferance Championships

Since mike is lazy, ive taken it upon myself to create the detailed NFL games predictions for this week. Hopefully mike can bless our presence with super bowl predictions in the next few weeks.

It can be found in the USN Sports Section.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 13:04, 01-13-01

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New Staffer

Holy Honko has been added as the new Religeon Editor.

The Religeon Section is under construction.

GO ROUGHRIDERS!!!


Posted by Llama Man; at 13:40, 01-10-01

hello


New Editorial

I've written a new editorial about democracy enitled "Democracy Sucks".

It can be found in the USN Editorials Section.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 20:20, 01-09-01

hello


Conferance Playoff Predictions

Updated Staff Playoff Predictions in the Sports section.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 20:45, 01-07-01

hello


Divisional Playoff Predictions

Ive posted the NFL Divisional Playoff detailed predictions to the USN Sports section.


Posted by mike; at 18:56, 01-03-01

hello


WHASSUP!!!!


Elian Says Happy New Year

Mr. Gonzalez would like to wish everyone a happy new year on behalf of USN.


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 01:01, 01-01-01

hello


NFL Predictions

I've added the 2000 NFL Playoff Predictions page. It includes predictions made by myself, mike, and Sweet Mongoose. As far as our all-around favorites go:

Ulan Shad - New Orleans Saints
mike - Baltimore Ravens
Sweet Mongoose - Miami Dolphins


Posted by Ulan Shad; at 13:01, 12-30-00


Editorial

I've added Sweet Mongooses's first editorial in the editorials section.

Please note however, that Sweet Mongoose's opinions do not reflect those of the editorial staff of USN. Any complaints should be directed to Sweet Mongoose.

GO TIGER-CATS!!!


Posted by Llama Man; at 23:31, 12-29-00


New Staffer

Sweet Mongoose has been added to the staff as the new lackey.

GO ALOUETTES!!!


Posted by Llama Man; at 10:52, 12-27-00


Observations

I've added an sports observations section to the sports section.


Posted by mike; at 02:28, 12-27-00


Worship the llama!!!

The Editorials, Sports, and Site Info Sections have been added, as well as the CFL section (within the sports section). And welcome mike as our new Sports Editor.

GO ARGONAUTS!!!


Posted by Llama Man; at 21:52, 12-22-00


New Design

Welcome to the new, improved USN. Also welcome the new staffers, llamaman and Dugan. Stay tuned for updates and new editorial and sports sections coming up soon.


Posted by ulanshad; at 22:13, 12-21-00