Saturday, January 16, 2016
Lousy start to the playoffs. The only game I got right was the only one I wanted to lose. Fuckin Steelers really pissed that one away. And there are so many injuries this week that it's hard to figure out whom to pick. NEW ENGLAND -4 1/2 kansas city If Gronk plays they will win. seattle +1 1/2 CAROLINA I picked the Seahawks to win it all before the playoffs started so I'm sticking with them even though I wish I were getting 3 1/2 instead. pittsburgh +7 1/2 DENVER Very difficult to be confident in Pittsburgh without Antonio Brown and an injured Ben Roethlisberger but the Broncos do have problems of their own. BEST BET ARIZONA -7 green bay I know the Packers exploded and destroyed my beloved Redskins last week but I still wasn't wowed by them, I think the Skins just choked and made bad plays and bad decisions. Last week: 1-3 (0 points) Season: 47-42 (43 points) Best Bets: 0-1 (9-9)
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Columbia University's basketball team played a team from Central Pennsylvania College over the weekend. In advance of the game the Columbia Spectator wrote: "...forward John Starks Jr.—son of former New York Knicks guard John Starks—is second on the squad with 17.1 points per contest. " Columbia issued an apology. What makes this even crazier is that when we were discussing this story, someone walked in with a brand new intern and said "this is Grant Hill." Turns out this intern's father went to Duke, his name was Hill obviously, and Hill was a recent Duke star, so he named his son Grant.
"Changes" - David Bowie This is pretty much the only David Bowie song I know, because it was in "The Amazin Era," a recap of the first 25 years of the Mets existence, chronicling the part of their history when the Mets traded Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman on the same day.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Poker legend Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified from a poker tournament for urinating at the table. Esfandiari was involved in a large prop bet (rumored to be $50,000) with hedge fund manager and poker whale Bill Perkins. Starting at midnight on Saturday, Esfandiari could not walk, he had to lunge everywhere for the next 48 hours.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
On their first play from scrimmage in their Wild Card round matchup with the Redskins, the Green Bay Packers got 11 yards. On their next 12 plays, the Packers lost four yards. During that time the Redskins took an 11-0 lead. But it was the points they didn't score that told the story. Desean Jackson holding the ball behind him, instead of in front, costing the Redskins 4 points