Wednesday, October 26, 2016
"Giants" - Matt Nathanson Every year the World Series of Poker picks a theme song which it plays incessantly. But quite often I actually like the song. The live final table plays out in three parts this week, starting on Sunday. Watch and you will hear this song.
Monday, October 24, 2016
MetLife will no longer use Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in its advertising. After 31 years, MetLife is ending the relationship because now that it is exiting U.S. life insurance, it will have mostly corporate clients, and less consumer ones. No more blimp, and no more commercials. The end of an era.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in 71 years and they have a good chance to win the World Series for the first time in 108. And everyone will be rooting for them. Except me. Why? Because as someone who is not a Cubs fan, the streak is fun. It adds to the mystique of baseball. And every year is a new chance for them to either win it all. Or lose in painful fashion and add another chapter to their painful lore. Haven't the Red Sox become a lot less fun now that they have won 3 World Series titles in your lifetime, instead of 0 in an octogenarian's? Of the 7 billion people on Earth I'd bet few than a couple thousand were actually alive in 1908. There's the Billy Goat curse, Leon Durham's glove and of course Bartman, you want all that history to end just so the nickel dime people who don't even work can celebrate and get drunk in some bar?
Trying to bounce back after a disastrous start. Got my best bet two weeks in a row but the underdog thing otherwise didn't work out that great. CINCINNATI -10 cleveland The Browns stink. baltimore +2 NEW YORK JETS The Jets stink. Flacco should play. buffalo -3 MIAMI I think maybe the Bills have actually figured something out. And I don't think the Dolphins are any good, so coming off a big win is the perfect time to pick against them. new england -7 PITTSBURGH I normally don't get that jazzed about picking against teams using their backup quarterbacks, but the dropoff here could be severe. And Bill Belichick is the other coach. BEST BET ATLANTA -6 1/2 san diego It's rare that I pick the same team as my best bet twice in a row but I think the Falcons continue to be underrated. Last Week: 3-2 (4 points) Season: 10-15 (9 points) Best Bets: 2-3 (I forgot week 1)