Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’

April, No Foolin’. Special pricing on MacBook Pro Screen Repair!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Happy spring, everyone. It’s certainly warming up here in Kansas City- I spent a good part of my weekend fighting the lines at Home Depot to get mulch and grass seed. Everyone has yard work and basketball fever this week. In case you didn’t know, Kansas is also playing in the NCAA National Championship tonight, much to the delight or chagrin of iResQ staff, depending on who you ask. No matter who you root for, if you’re like me you love a come from behind victory. Especially when it’s in the form of a defensive smackdown. Take a look at one of Jeff Withey’s seven second-half blocks:

Let’s make a celebratory deal on MacBook and MacBook Pro display glass repairs. Call it April Madness. From now until April 30, you can get your broken MacBook or MacBook Pro glass repaired for just $90. It doesn’t matter if you have a 13″ or 15″ MacBook or MacBook Pro, the glass is repaired by our Apple Certified industry-leading techs for $90. And if there are other issues like LCD or case damage, we’ll diagnose it and get you a quote while it’s here. This offer is only good through April, so don’t wait to get your order in.

Enjoy the final tonight and have a great week, everyone.

Written by Eric

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Mergers and Acquisitions and basketball.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Tumultuous indeed, Keith. The friendly NCAA pool we have going on here at the Q is essentially down to a three man race, and it all hinges on what happens Thursday through Sunday in the West Regional Semis and Finals. For the first time in my life, I’m rooting for Duke to bring me that glory associated with winning the office pool. As long as they lose to UNC in the Final Four matchup. There are a lot of possibilities. But I digress.

Big news for the future of the iPhone world this weekend. According to the New York Times, AT&T is poised to purchase Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile for a staggering $39 billion. Billion. With a B. With the merger, AT&T would officially pass Verizon again as the largest mobile network in the nation, and be one of only three major carriers along with Sprint Nextel. Despite AT&T’s insistence that prices can remain low amidst industry consolidation, vocal consumers so far are skeptical about the future affordability of mobile contracts with less competition. Personally I’m a big fan of T-Mobile’s customer service experience, and they, along with Sprint, have done well to create cheaper alternatives to the two big providers. So we’ll see if the Justice Department and FCC approve the transaction, or if consumer voices will be heard.

Room for one more?

Have a great week, everyone.

Written by Eric

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Why, this March is Mad!

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Yep, everyone has the fever. Like Brian said, the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City just played host to the Big 12 Tournament, and it was crazy on Saturday night. Predictably and deservedly, Kansas won the conference tournament for the fourth time in five years, leaving the much-improved but always-a-bridesmaid Kansas State in their wake. But fret not, Wildcat fans. A two seed in the NCAA Tourney ain’t bad. The brackets are up on the web, so go at it. I’m going to throw it out there right now, at least for one of my brackets. Kansas, Kentucky, Nova, Kansas State. Final Four. Blammo.

I’ve talked to a few of you out there on the phone and via email, and it sounds like you’re revving up for iPad delivery already. In case you missed it, the new Apple device went up for pre-sale at on Friday and should be shipping out by the boat load in just a few weeks. So hooray for you if you’re on the list.

Now, something that I’ve been meaning to bring up since Keith posted his creed of the balds not too long ago. There’s a sub-culture that some might consider the opposite of the balds that I have to show my profound support of. We bearded folk have been adding to our numbers over the last few years, and it’s about time we give ourselves a pat on the back for strengthening our community. We have a long and storied history of influential men in our ranks. Just take a look:

Rick Rubin, legendary record producer.

Rick Rubin, legendary record producer.

Photo-realism artist Chuck Close

Photo-realism artist Chuck Close

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

The Honorable Ambrose E. Burnside

The Honorable Ambrose E. Burnside

But there’s one man that you and I know that balances these two cultures with the grace and finesse of a bald man with a beard. Because that’s what he literally is. Everyone’s favorite sales manager, Mick Myers.

Bearded, bald, beautiful.

Bearded, bald, beautiful.

Sure, go ahead. Applaud the man. He’s making two worlds collide.

That’s all for this week, friends. Remember, the iPad is coming, but we’re here for your MacBooks, iPods and iPhones until it arrives.

Written by Eric

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Snow Leopard and Football Season are Almost Here!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

There’s a lot of stuff going on right now at iResQ – among those things:

1) Snow Leopard comes out Friday

2) The Chiefs have played 2 preseason games

3) College football starts in about a week and a half (Sept. 5 for me)

4) iResQ has a new featured employee

Jumping right in…

Snow Leopard! – That’s right, it comes out this Friday the 28th of August. You can bet that most of the employees here (myslef included) are currently making backups and preparing for the upgrade. Personally, I’ll take it slow and only put it on one computer for now as there are usually some inconvenient bugs in the newly released versions. Also, since iResQ is a member of the ACN (Apple Consultants Network), we’ll be getting a free copy sometime very soon. Thanks Apple!

Chiefs football – OK, so we’ve seen two games under the new regime of Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley. I am not weighing too heavily on the preseason games because I know the transition from terrible to playoffs will take at least a couple of years. It sounds like Haley is running a tight ship and does not tolerate people who aren’t there to work and do thier jobs — I like the concept; let’s see how it plays out over this season.

College football – It’s no secret around the office that I am a Missouri Tiger fan. I went to college there and even though I live and work in Kansas, I will always be a Tiger fan. We do have at least one other Tiger fan in the office (the infamous Keith), but I won’t go into too much detail on the Tigers. Let’s just hope they continue to dominate (yep I said it) the big 12 North.

Nic Besel is our new iResQ featured employee – and you can click on that link to check out his profile that was posted yesterday.

No new coupons to give out today, but you can still scroll down and check out Mick’s last post if you want to save some cash this summer. Back to work for me, that’s all for now!

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Basesball? But it’s still March.

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Well, if your NCAA brackets are doing as poorly as mine right now, you may welcome the change in sporting season. As always, after a promising first round and a 99.9th percentile standing in the ESPN rankings, I blew it in the Sweet 16 and now I’m fourth in the annual office pool. Phooey.

But don’t fret, sports fans (that address is literal this time, not just my usual term of plural-possessive endearment). Apple has got you covered. According to MacWorld, Major League Baseball has launched At Bat 2009, the successor to last year’s stat tracker with a cool new feature- live audio from games around the country. Ok, ok, countries. Sorry Toronto. Forgot you guys were still up there. So go get it now at the App Store and cheer your team on everywhere you go. Enjoy the Final Four, friends. Go ‘Nova.

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