Saturday, November 23, 2013
In Virginia, vanity license plates are no additional charge, so many people tend to get them. Some moron is driving around with KLIQ920 plates. And another guy has an Audi with OWWWW-D tags. One jerk, who is a Cowboys fan judging by the sticker on the back of his car, is riding around with F RG3 on his car. An oversensitive baby, and Redskins fan, took a picture of the offending plate and tweeted it to the Virginia DMV. It's not offensive, it's funny, if you hate the Redskins, and if you do like the Redskins it's completely meaningless,. Lighten up Redskin fan.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Hot 97 in New York used to be the best station in the city, and maybe the country for rap and hip-hop music. The station's motto is still "Where Hip-Hop Lives." In recent days while surfing the stations, I have heard the following songs on Hot 97 "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk, "Treasure" - Bruno Mars and "Royals" - Lorde. I couldn't believe my ears so I checked the playlist on hot97.com and it confirmed what I heard. I like all three of those songs, but no one would argue that they are hip-hop joints. What the hell is happening to Hot 97?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Thing That's Going to Ruin Football With his team trailing 20-17 with about 3 minutes to go, Drew Brees, faced a 3rd and 2 at the 49ers 35, not quite reliable field goal range. Brees was sacked by Ahmad Brooks for a 10-yard loss, which would have forced the Saints to go for it on 4th and 12, but there was a penalty for a hit to the head/neck area of the quarterback. The foul was not blatant, it wasn't excessively violent, it seemed accidental, but it was surely a penalty under these rules. And this is the threat to football. It's not that the kids won't play the game. It's not that people will feel guilty for rooting for others to suffer violent hits. And it's not even that if violent hits are legislated out of the game, people will no longer watch football. The biggest threat to the long-term health of the NFL is that too many penalties on these type of plays will occur at crucial times and end up deciding too many games. That's what will make the games, boring, disappointing and not fun to watch. And I don't really have a solution. The NFL can't reverse course and start allowing hits to the head. And I don't think there is a way to prevent players from accidentally hitting quarterbacks and other players in the head occasionally. And if and when a flag like this, or even more questionable than this, decides a playoff game or a Super Bowl, that is when the NFL's popularity will be in decline.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Men notice a woman's body before they notice her face. That's the completely obvious finding of a study that probably cost a lot more money and time than needed to figure that out. Social psychologist Sarah Gervais of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln did the study. She got 36 men and tracked their eye movements as they looked at pictures of 10 women. Thing is they manipulated the pictures to three different looks, really curvy, not so curvy, and something in between. The men's eyes stared longer at the larger breasts, slimmer waists and bigger hips. But here's where this study actually proved somewhat worthwhile: women did it too! Now I know why I have so many female readers: they like to look at tits and asses too! Here ya go, horndogs:
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Over the last 3 weeks I'm 9-3 on regular picks and 0-3 on best bets. I have to turn that around. Will try to shake things up by picking the Thursday night game. DENVER -8 1/2 kansas city I like to focus on results more than just believing what I thought, but in this case I think the Broncos are a lot better than the Chiefs, it's just that Kansas City has played great and very consistently so far. There should be no let down for Denver and as long as they don't turn the ball over they should punish the Chiefs. HOUSTON -9 oakland There is one corollary to my backup quarterback rule: Matt McGloin. CHICAGO -3 baltimore Bears lost a tough game last week, the Ravens won one, a lucky one. These things tend to reverse themselves. CINCINNATI -6 cleveland I really like the Bengals, they have so much talent even though they don't always perform up to their capabilities. BEST BET indianapolis -3 1/2 TENNESSEE Both teams have problems, but one team has Andrew Luck and the other team has Ryan Fitzpatrick. Both teams are coming off horrible losses but I feel like the Colts have the talent to do something about it. Last Week: 3-2 (2 points) Season: 24-26 (20 points) Best Bets: 0-1 (3-7) Home Favorites: 1-2 (10-10) Home Underdogs: 0-0 (1-1) Road Favorites: 0-0 (6-6) Road Underdogs: 2-0 (7-9)