Thursday, February 11, 2016
Throughout Duke's reign of terror as college basketball's most successful franchise, the school has always had hated white players. Christian Laettner is most obvious but also JJ Reddick, Greg Paulus and others. Here to take the mantle is Grayson Allen. He's the guy who propelled Duke to the victory over Wisconsin in the National Championship game. And now he is the guy who deliberately tripped a Louisville player
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Red Lobster says it's seen an increase in sales since the release of Beyonce's new song "Formation." Here's why: For the hearing impaired, the lyrics go like this: "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster." Red Lobster said sales surged 33 percent on Sunday, compared with last year’s Super Bowl Sunday. “It’s clear that Beyoncé has helped create some Red Lobster fans,” Red Lobster’s chief, Kim Lopdrup, said in a statement.
Johnny Manziel is accused of beating his gorgeous ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard he ruptured her eardrum. According to the affidavit she filed to get a restraining order against him (she got it, he can't have contact with her for two years) they broke up in December but she agreed to sleep with him on January 29th of this year at his hotel in Dallas after a night of partying. "Manziel and I made plans to meet up at Hotel ZaZa after my friends and I finished partying. We planned to spend the night together in his room there. "Two of my friends and I drove my car to Hotel Zaza...The three of us went up to Manziel's room. After some discussion about further plans for the night my two friends left...I stayed there with Johnny Manziel. "We started having a discussion about things I had heard earlier in the week about him being with a girl who had caused us problems in the past. I told him if I was going to spend the night it would be on the couch" At this point she says he threw her on the bed and though he claimed it was playful she was scared and tried to leave. He wouldn't let her. Then he dragged her down the stairs to the valet. "When we got to the valet, I was crying and begged the valet, "Please don't let him take me. I'm scared for my life." The valet replied, "I don't know what to do" and proceeded to let Manziel literally throw me in the front passenger seat of his car." Poop's note: This valet is a fuckin moron. You don't know what to do? A woman is begging you to help her and you don't know what to do? Call the fuckin cops. Was this valet Mike McQueary?" As he was pulling out she jumped out of the moving car, but he drove after and "he grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself. He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car." Eventually he drove back to her apartment, threatening to kill himself and maybe her as well. A neighbor overheard the fight and intervened at which point Manziel ran away.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Monday, February 08, 2016
When Papa Poop asked me to drive them to the port in Bayonne I never expected my parents would later become part of an international news story. But there they were, shut in their state room on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas while the ship was rocked during a massive storm off the coast of North Carolina. Waves of 30 feet and wind gusts of at least 75 miles per hour were reported. At about 3pm Sunday afternoon seas started getting rough and all passengers were asked to go to their rooms and stay there. I believe my parents were seeing a show at the time and dinner afterwards (Papa Poop had agreed to skip the Super Bowl).
I've had enough of these diva singers dragging out the National Anthem and costing all us fine people who pick the under. Next year, I vote for John Moschitta Jr. to sing the anthem. Here he is singing the first part of Michael Jackson's "Bad" in 20 seconds. You probably remember this guy from a bunch of commercials he did in the 1980s, I remember the ones for Micro Machines.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
We're going in with the attitude that the Panthers will win, win big and Peyton Manning will get beaten up and have a bad game. First team to score 17 points Panthers -170 I don't even think the Broncos will reach 17 points for the entire game First turnover of the game Interception -160 I expect Manning to throw at least 3 Will the game be decided by exactly 3 points No -450 You think one of every 5 and half games ends by exactly 3 points? I don't and this one I consider even less likely to be so Total Interceptions - Both teams Over 1 1/2 -180 I would expect Manning to throw at least 2 Pick Your Own Point Spread Carolina Panthers -13 1/2 +250 Interesting concept here, I like this idea though because I have the Panthers in a blowout. Total Rushing Yards by Jonathan Stewart Over 68 1/2 -110 This doesn't seem like a lot Will Luke Kuechly intercept a pass Yes +230 He has pick-6s in each of the last two games, plus the Thanksgiving game as well Peyton Manning Pass Attempts Over 35 1/2 -110 Will Peyton Manning throw an interception Yes -210 Total Receiving Yards Demaryius Thomas Over 72 1/2 +120 Odds for MVP Cam Newton 5/7 Luke Kuechly 12/1 After Manning and Newton, Kuechly is the third choice. Surprising, but I guess I'm not the only one who thinks the Panthers defense is going to dominate Player to Score First Touchdown Ted Ginn 10/1 Newton likes him and Greg Olsen, I'll go with Ginn at slightly higher odds Final score Carolina wins by 25-29 Points 14/1 Now on to the fun stuff Length of Lady Gaga's National Anthem under 2:20 -120 I don't view her as someone who is going to painfully drag it out What color footwear will Beyonce wear at halftime Black +150 The obvious choice "Yellow" is not the first Coldplay song -380 How can it not be "Skyful of Stars" does this band even have other popular songs? Beyonce cleavage visible -275 She'll start covered up and then rip off her clothes to reveal some kind of weird top with mesh covering her boobies. But you'll see it and I'll win this wager
Lost track of the scoring but I know I have 46 points which is decent but not good enough. BEST BET CAROLINA -5 1/2 denver Going a little chalky here but I just don't trust Peyton Manning. I really like Carolina and Cam Newton and I think this could be an old-fashioned blowout like we used to see in the 80s and 90s.