Saturday, December 24, 2016

Please Disperse

I know people died in this fire at a fireworks market in Mexico

but I can't help but laugh because the video reminds me so much of this scene from "The Naked Gun."

Weekly Picks

Another good week, another won best bet. Lots of close games though. And I almost forgot that all the games were Saturday this week.

miami +4 1/2 BUFFFALO
Dolphins are a better team, even with Matt Moore.

tampa bay +3 1/2 NEW ORLEANS
Similar story here though, this does seem like a game a team that needs it willcould lose to a team that doesn't.

LOS ANGELES -5 san francisco
Bad teams don't often win on the road. Plus they already beat the Rams this year.

KANSAS CITY -3 denver
Denver's offense has been incredibly weak and the Chiefs lost last week.

san diego -4 CLEVELAND

Sorry Browns fans, it's not going to happen.

Last Week: 3-2 (4 points)
Season: 41-29 (45 points)
Best Bets: 9-5 (I forgot week 1)

Friday, December 23, 2016

If At First You Don't Get Punished, Trip, Trip Again

Grayson Allen vaulted himself into second place on the most-hated Duke players list (no one will ever top Christian Laettner) by trip Elon's Steven Santa Ana.
What's worse, Allen threw a fit on the bench after being pulled from the game, seemingly acted as if his trip/kick to the back of the knee was warranted because Santa had grabbed his arm.

He also didn't seem to remember that this is the third time in his brief career that he has done something like this.
After the first two, Allen received nothing more than a reprimand from the conference and some excuses from his coach, which I objected to.
Now arrogant Coach K is once again behaving indignantly, saying that the discipline is between him and the player.
Infractions need to be met with consequences or they become habits. That is what has happened here and I think will continue to happen, as I would be shocked if Allen was suspended for more than 3 games, because Duke's 4th game from now is against a good Florida State team, and the game after that is against an even better Louisville squad.
Note: the reaction that Allen is getting has nothing to do with his color. He's an asshole, a jerk, a dirty player and if color plays a role at all it's because people perceive that a black player engaged in similar misbehavior would have punished far more severely, a long time ago.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Song of the Week

"Santa Claus is a Black Man" - Akim & Teddy Vann
Dumbest Christmas song ever.