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FIFTEEN SECONDS OF SWELL

I have an embarrassing confession – Last night in bed with my wife, I was extremely fast on the draw. How fast? My wife said, “I think you just broke Rick Pitino’s record.” Ouch! She wasn’t referring to any Big East road win streak, or sales of self-help books. It was Pitino’s confession last year in court, during his extortion lawsuit against a woman whom he had been involved in an affair with, that the Louisville Cardinals head basketball coach testified under cross-examination that their sexual encounter lasted “no more than 15 seconds”. It’s difficult for me to write about this. I owe much gratitude to Rick Pitino for what he did for the Commonwealth. He took a job that nobody in their right mind would have taken, and brought the University of Kentucky’s basketball program back from the brink of death. I’m also not interested in giving lectures. However….. Read More

THINKING ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL (and David Lee Roth)

I was hanging out across the lake with my friend Henry.  He’s a Steelers guy.  I know this because it says so on the metal Pittsburgh Steelers street sign that he nailed to the side of his shed.  I also know, because he keeps telling me every five minutes that he’s a life-long fan. Henry has converted a small garage behind his house into any guy’s dream den with all the standard guy necessities: A beer stocked refrigerator, satellite TV, walls plastered with posters of girls holding power tools, shelves with rows of collectable beer cans, and lots of taxidermy.  It has a large barn door that opens, so that you can sit and watch the sun go down over the lake while the game is on.  The openness allows the South Florida breeze to heighten my buzz.  However, this place is also filled with lots of yellow and black Read More

Homeland Secretary

Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that the much maligned color-code threat level, formally called the Homeland Security Advisory System, will be replaced. The true reason that the color-coded terrorism threat level system has been kicked to the curb has nothing to do with the failed ambiance of safety that it was intended to blanket us with.  Nor the obvious fact that it was always too ambiguous to be digested by the population as a whole, not to mention the anxiety that all this must have created among America’s color blind citizens. It is because they failed to use Martha Stewart Colors.  Who wouldn’t want to wake up to “Atlantic Mist” and “Rubbed Sage” threat levels, or hunker down in the basement with a pillow over your head, contemplating a “Kandahar Cream” situation? I sure would!

1000 WORDS PICTURE

Obama looks terrified of Chinese president Hu.  I bet they frame this picture in Beijing, and give it a position of prominence in every Chinese textbook.  Wouldn’t it make a nice Gong-bi painting?  As much as it sums up a bad situation, my current mental state, best described as blind euphoria, leads me to the following alternative interpretation of this moment in history….. Chinese President Hu has just called Barrack’s homer bluff, and asked him if he’d care to “make things interesting by wagering a few billion on the Packers – Bears game”.  The Homer-in-Chief, Barrack Obama has been running his mouth all week, prognosticating that his hometown team will win by 3. Looks like B.O. doesn’t want to put his (our) billions where his mouth is.  Or maybe he just can’t come up with the cash.

AN IGNORER OF CANCER PATIENTS OR JUST IN A HURRY?

While not exactly on the same level as texting an image of your Packer package to a staff member, Aaron Roger’s is now being labeled an ignorer of cancer patients. He walked right past a lady decked out in pink breast cancer apparel, who asked him for an autograph. You watch the video and decide….Click Here [ad#Betonline Sports link]

PACKERS AT CHICAGO – THE BERENSTAIN BEARS

When will the NFL do something about the hideous Packer uniforms?  They look as if they were designed by a color-blind lumberjack with a severe concussion. And since I’ve got you thinking about woodsmen, how long has it been since you read one of those Berenstain Bears children books?  It’s a series featuring a family of Grizzly Bears: Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister and later in the series, when ratings began sagging and the two siblings ceased being cute, a new born baby girl bear came into the picture.  Papa Bear cut down trees to make furniture for the house, and wore a flannel shirt with overalls.  Judging from his outfits, and his corncob pipe routine, I could easily see him picking yellow and green for team colors. When my kids where younger, I spent many nights reading books to them.  Sometimes the books are really well thought out.  The Berenstain Read More

NFL PLAYOFFS

NFL PLAYOFFS There are moments in life, in which we sit back and say, “I can’t believe that just happened and I’m so lucky to have just experienced it.” Last night, for example, I said something like that after seeing my wife dressed up in bed as the Esurance girl. Not bragging, mind you, just giving an example :/ This weekend, there are four possible moments in which we could collectively sit back and say that. It is for great moments like these that we watch sports, and I shop at Hustler Hollywood. NY Jets at New England Patriots What’s with the Jets taking shots at Brady? The Patriots smacked them around a couple weeks back, and now, with the daunting task of trying to defeat a team on the road that has enjoyed an additional week to get healthy, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and coach Rex Ryan are verbally Read More

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Arsenal vs. Chelsea

This game is a real Premier League classic and you need to compare and contrast the two team’s recent form before you bet on the result. Arsenal have 31 points and they are 2nd in the English League. From their last 5 games they have won 3 and lost 2.During these matches they scored 9 goals and got 7. So their forwards are in pretty good form, but their defenders are not. On their last match, against Manchester United, Arsenal played very well, however because of their defenders they lost. If their coach could find the solution for this problem, then Arsenal have a big chance to beat Chelsea. Chelsea have 31 points and they are 4th in the English League. Their recent form is awful because from their last 5 games they have won only 1, lost 1 and tied 3. This is not that bad, but they scored Read More

Navy vs. San Diego State

Among the most intriguing matchups of the young December bowl season, the Poinsettia Bowl pits the Naval Academy against San Diego State University. Navy thrives on running the football, ranking fifth nationally with just under 200 yards per game. Meanwhile, San Diego State, under the direction of second-year head coach Brady Hoke, boasted an above average rush defense, finishing third in the Mountain West in that category. Sportsbook.com has placed San Diego State as a 4.5 point favorite and the over/under at 60.5. I like Navy to cover +4.5 points because of their strong running game and their recent history playing in San Diego. Navy has played in San Diego’s bowl game twice in the last 10 years, winning a 51-30 shootout with Colorado State back in 2005 and narrowly losing to Utah, 35-32, back in 2007. From a betting standpoint, the recent bowl history is somewhat significant, but it’s Read More