Saturday, February 04, 2017
Well, it's been a long season, started poorly and I managed to turn it around and break a string of a few bad seasons in a row. Now there is only one game left to select. New England -3 Atlanta As good as I think the Falcons are on offense, I think there is only one true way to beat the Patriots in the playoffs, and it's been said many times: get to Tom Brady with four rushers. If you commit 5, he eats you up. If you don't get enough pressure, he eats you up. I don't think the Falcons can do it. A lot is made of the Tom Brady revenge tour, but I don't buy any of it. I just think they have the better team, and the coach and the quarterback to execute better in a game like this. 7 Super Bowl appearances, 5 wins, maybe, simply amazing. Last Week: 1-1 (0 points) Season: 48-42 (51 points) Best Bets: 11-8 (I forgot week 1)
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The 52-year-old man who was killed in a double homicide in Dongan Hills has been identified by sources as Carl Clark. Police already identified Michael Genovese, 57, of Edgewater, N.J. as the other man who was fatally shot execution-style at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at a lending business at 124 Buel Ave. Police discovered the bodies following a 911 call about gunshots. A suspect remains at large and the investigation continues, a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner of Public Information said. The suspect is described by police as an adult male who was possibly wearing a mask. He fled the location in gray sedan, heading east on Dongan Hills Avenue toward Hylan Boulevard, police said. A motive has not yet been established. Police do not believe it was a robbery since nothing obvious was taken from the scene, the spokesman said. The victims were believed to have been alone in the building with the suspect at the time of the shootings. A preliminary police investigation indicates the victims were shot in the back of their heads in a rear office. The medical examiner's office will determine exactly how many times the men were shot, police said. The address where the men were shot is the location of Universal Merchant Funding, an organization that provides loans for small businesses. Genovese is listed the owner of the business, according to his LinkedIn profile. When you get killed in Staten Island and your last name is Genovese, people think it's a mob hit.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Tonight is the last game Brent Musburger will ever call. Musburger is leaving ESPN on very short notice in the middle of the college basketball season. If you are a fan of a certain age you remember Musburger for hosting the CBS NFL pregame show along with Irv Cross and Jimmy the Greek. When he famously said "you are looking live..." as they ran through the slate of games. In 1990, he joined ESPN and through the years did play-by-play for college football and basketball. I was never a huge fan of his, but never had much of a problem with him either. When people freaked out over him pointing out that AJ McCarron's beauty queen girlfriend is pretty, I stood with Brent. I even sided with him in his latest controversy over his comments about Joe Mixon. The one thing I can't figure is why would he leave ESPN so suddenly. I can only imagine that because Musburger stated he was going to move to Las Vegas to help his family with a sports handicapping business, ESPN became uncomfortable with the possibility of a real or perceived conflict of interest and asked him to leave almost immediately.
You may have heard the shocking news that Richard Marx intervened in a disturbance on an airplane, helping some female flight attendants gain control of an unruly passenger.