Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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 I should probably get at least one post on the books for the year, right?

Sunday, September 12, 2021

NFL Predictions

 Oh man, almost forgot to post these inevitably incorrect picks!

AFC East: Bills, Patriots*, Dolphins, Jets
AFC North: Browns, Ravens*, Steelers*, Bengals
AFC South: Titans, Colts, Texans, Jaguars
AFC West: Chiefs, Chargers*, Broncos, Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys, Eagles, Football Team, Giants
NFC North: Packers, Bears*, Vikings, Lions
NFC South: Buccaneers, Saints, Falcons, Panthers
NFC West: 49ers, Seahawks*, Rams*, Cardinals

* = wild card teams

AFC Championship Game: Chiefs over Bills


NFC Championship Game: Buccaneers over Packers.  Oh, if you're wondering my take on the whole Aaron Rodgers situation, I think he is 99 percent dead-on with every criticism he has of the Packers organization, and it is amazing to me that this team has gone out of its way to alienate its franchise player.  I'd love to see Rodgers depart after one more Super Bowl win, but I think their window was realistically last year, before the Bucs became fully super-powered.  Gee, I wonder if having a first-round pick who did LITERALLY ANYTHING might have helped in last year's title game.  Oh well!

By the way, the Packers aren't actually making the NFC title game.  Doing literally nothing to improve their defense will (surprise) not make their defense any better, but this will somehow be twisted as Rodgers' fault.  The Bucs will beat the Seahawks.

Super Bowl 56: Chiefs over Buccaneers in the rematch

Thursday, May 20, 2021

All The Playoff Picks Possible

I realize that the playoffs have technically already started, but whatever.  It's not like I couldn't edit this post after the fact and pretend I got everything completely accurate.  

THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

* Penguins over Islanders in six
* Capitals over Bruins in six
* Hurricanes over Predators in five
* Lightning over Panthers in six
* Maple Leafs over Canadiens in six (gulp)
* Oilers over Jets in seven
* Golden Knights over Wild in seven
* Avalanche over Blues in five

* Penguins over Capitals in six
* Lightning over Hurricanes in seven
* Maple Leafs over Oilers in six (double gulp)
* Avalanche over Golden Knights in seven

* Penguins over Maple Leafs in seven
* Avalanche over Lightning in six

* Avalanche over Penguins in seven

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THE NBA PLAYOFFS

* Play-in games: Warriors over Grizzlies, Wizards over Pacers.  Incidentally, these play-in games are a dumb idea.  I know the Lakers/Warriors game was a banger, but let's be real, the ninth and 10th teams in a conference have no business playing for anything.

* Jazz over Warriors in six
* Clippers over Mavericks in six
* Lakers over Suns in seven (and seven is also the amount of close calls that will go Phoenix's way in the series, with the other 85 close calls all going the Lakers' way)
* Nuggets over Trail Blazers in six
* 76ers over Wizards in five
* Hawks over Knicks in seven
* Nets over Celtics in six
* Bucks over Heat in seven

* Clippers over Jazz in seven
* Lakers over Nuggets in six
* 76ers over Hawks in five
* Bucks over Nets in seven

* Lakers over Clippers in five
* Bucks over 76ers in six

* Lakers over Bucks in six.

This is also the first NBA playoffs in years when I have absolutely no idea who's going to win.  I'm going chalk in taking Los Angeles but if LeBron or Davis gets hurt again, any of a half-dozen teams could emerge as champions.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Bowling!

 Leaping out of posting hiatus since this bowling alley drone video is that darn cool.
 

Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy New Year!

 Ah, a new post.  Keeping the streak of annual blog entries alive! 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

NFL Predictions

Since the season has technically started, time to get these down on paper.  Starred teams are the wild cards, and don't forget, it's seven playoff teams per conference now.

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NFC East: Cowboys, Eagles, Washington, Giants

NFC West: Cardinals, Seahawks*, 49ers, Rams

NFC South: Saints, Falcons*, Buccaneers*, Panthers

NFC North: Packers, Vikings, Lions, Bears

AFC East: Patriots, Bills*, Dolphins, Jets

AFC West: Chiefs, Raiders*, Chargers, Broncos

AFC South: Titans, Colts, Texans, Jaguars

AFC North: Ravens, Steelers*, Bengals, Browns


NFC title game: Cardinals over Packers.  No, I haven't lost my mind, I'm just not crazy about just about everything in that conference.

AFC title game: Chiefs over Titans

Super Bowl 55: Kansas City over Arizona

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Post Of The Month

 Geez, I was looking at my blog traffic numbers over the last few months and they've dropped like a rock!  Whatever could be the matter?!?!

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Happy Canada Day!

Did you know that our Supreme Court has a mascot?  And that the mascot is a cuddly cartoon owl named Amicus?

Oh Canada.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Oh Baby I Hear The Puns A' Callin'...

My friend Dave was recently telling me about his purchase of some kitchenware, and how he was looking for a braiser but the store didn't have any.

Me: Did the employee said "Braiser....has left the building"?

Dave:

Sunday, June 21, 2020

What The....?

I've been away for so long that Blogger changed its interface? Does this change affect the actual blog at all? Would anyone have realized this had I not mentioned it? Did anyone realize I was away? This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife!