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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, think you just broke Rick Pitinos record. Ouch! She wasnt referring to any Big East road win streak, or sales of self-help books. It was Pitinos 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 more than 15 seconds. Its 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 Kentuckys basketball program back from the brink of death. Im 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.  Hes 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 hes a life-long fan. Henry has converted a small garage behind his house into any guys 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 Americas 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.  Wouldnt 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 Barracks homer bluff, and asked him if hed care to ke 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. doesnt want to put his (our) billions where his mouth is.  Or maybe he just cant come up with the cash.

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 Ive got you thinking about woodsmen, how long has it been since you read one of those Berenstain Bears children books?  Its 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, cant believe that just happened and Im 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 Whats 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

Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks

One of the top bets reported by Sportsbook.com this week is the Bears VS Seattle at Soldier Field. It seems the betting majority is betting on the Seahawks -2.5. Never having been a follower, Ill be putting my money on the Bears. How Bout Dem Bears Anyway? The Bears have a better defense, hands down.  Defensively speaking, the Bears are giving up an average of 17.9 wins per game. Face it, its defense that wins championships. Not to mention the fact that Urlacker is playin better than weve ever seen him play before. It is true that the Seahawks upset New Orleans last week. New Orleans? Were talking football here. New Orleans is nothing but an overhyped, overrated mediocre team. On the Other Hand e have seen the Seahawks trample the Bears, looking back to week 6 when the Seachickens sacked Cutler six times in one game for a Read More

Patriots Vs New York Jets

The hottest bet on Sportsbook.com today is on the Patriots  to beat the spread against the New York Jets. The  Jets, who are currently 12-5 will be facing the Patriots in Foxboro field, the Pats own field, the commercially branded Gillette Stadium. <h1>Rex Ryan VS Bill Belichick</h1> During a recent press conference, Ryan told the press that th teams are very even. He went on to say that the game was more a battle of wits between he and Belichick. Pompousness aside, let us not forget Ryan that the Patriots are just coming off of what was hopefully a very relaxing, and stress free bye week. <h1>Are the Patriots and the Jets Equally Matched? </h1> During the very same press conference, Rex told the press that both teams were pretty much equal, the assistant coaches were equal. Everyones equally matched up here in the eyes of Rex Ryan. Well, those Read More

2011 NFL Playoffs – Ravens vs. Steelers

Get ready for a bloodbath! The Playoff game between the Ravens and the Steelers promises to be action packed, violent, and not for the weak at heart. This Saturday punters will be deciding who to bet on in the match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, two very closely matched teams. These two rivaling teams will face each other at Pittsburgh on Heinz Field.  The home team is considered to have the advantage in this game. Odds makers at Sportsbook.com have given the Ravens a 3 point advantage in this game. Stealers are Well Rested for Play Off Match The Stealers are coming off of a bye week, as a top seed team. On the other side of the field, Roethlisbergers fingers are already gleaming with the shine of two super bowl rings. Watch out Teams, Here Comes Flacco The X factor in this match-up though might just Read More

Kansas City Chiefs VS Baltimore Ravens

A very good match up is happening for punters on Sunday at 12 PM Central in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs as 3 point underdogs will be hosting the Ravens. The smart money here would be to take the Chiefs to cover the spread at a sportsbook such as Sportsbook.com. The Chiefs are 7 and 1 at Arrowhead this year. They are also very smart with the ball only having 12 turnovers in 16 games. Arrowhead will be rocking and putting pressure on the Ravens offense. The matchups seem pretty even when looking closely. The Chiefs are the number 1 rushing team in the league. The Ravens are 5th at stopping the run. The Chiefs are 30th in passing while the Ravens are 21st against the pass. The Ravens are 20th in passing and 14th in rushing. The Chiefs are 17th against the pass while 14th against the rush. The Read More