Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Song of the Week

"Cranes in the Sky" - Solange
Better song than her sister has had in the last 5 years.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

What Would You Do If a Kangaroo Had Your Dog in a Headlock?

A hunter in Australia saw that a kangaroo had a headlock on one of his dogs.

I totally agree with doing whatever you can to protect your pets, but I really don't think it was absolutely necessary for him to strike the kangaroo, at least not at that point. He clearly startled the 'roo who relinquished the hold. The man could have waited and seen what happened next before punching the kangaroo, more for his own safety more than his opponent's.

Good thing he wasn't facing Killer Willard.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Weekly Picks

My worst week in the past month, only 4 points, too bad one game was a push. And there are a lot of games I like this week, which is surely a bad sign.

denver -3 1/2 JACKSONVILLE
When you have a defense that good you don't need a quarterback.

los angeles +13 1/2 NEW ENGLAND
The Patriots aren't the same without the Gronk.

new york giants +6 PITTSBURGH
This is a lot of points to give to a team as good (and lucky) as the Giants.

SEATTLE -7 1/2 carolina
The Seahawks will bounce back.

OAKLAND -3 buffalo

I know the Bills have improved but the Raiders will win at home. Hopefully by more than three this time.

Last Week: 3-2 (4 points)
Season: 32-23 (33 points)
Best Bets: 6-5 (I forgot week 1)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Song of the Week

"24K Magic" - Bruno Mars
I know, I can't believe it either. But I really like this song and think the cat has real talent.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Viva La Potencia

The Mets resigned Yoenis Cespedes for 4-years and $110M.
It's a slight overpay for a guy who is like a 3.5 - 4 WAR player, but not so outrageous when you factor in other things such as the Mets really needed him, he's one guy who has proven he can hit in CitiField and most importantly, they got him on a 4 year deal through his age 34 season.
I like the deal and I am happy with it but it means the Mets absolutely positively get rid of Bruce or Granderson or both.
Trading Bruce would bring back very little, meaning they would take a big hit on a trade that netted almost nothing.
Keeping Bruce and getting rid of Granderson would be high ceiling, if Bruce can rebound after two dreadful months in New York, but his age may make Granderson a little harder to deal.
I wouldn't mind getting rid of both and giving Conforto, Lagares and Nimmo more time to develop.
But they absolutely cannot saddle this great young pitching staff with an outfield of Granderson, Cespedes and Bruce, which would be historically bad defensively.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Weekly Picks

The hot streak continues for another week. 14-1 in the past 3 weeks.

new york giants -7 CLEVELAND
I don't see how the Giants aren't bigger favorites.

los angeles +7 NEW ORLEANS
They blew a game in excruciating fashion last week, but they have a pretty good defense that should keep them in this one.

OAKLAND -3 carolina
This isn't last year.

BALTIMORE -4 cincinnati
I know the Ravens aren't that good but the Bengals are in a spiral.

tennessee -5 CHICAGO

The Titans can put points on the board. The Bears can't.

Last Week: 5-0 (6 points)
Season: 29-21 (29 points)
Best Bets: 5-5 (I forgot week 1)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Song of the Week

"Make Me Yours" - Bettye Swan