Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Football Picks

6-3 last week, bad pick (Troy), bad luck (Arkansas) and bad coaching (Tennessee) ack; season now 33-9 (78.6% wrong direction) with more punch this week and a much harder schedule for most.

Tennessee beats up South Alabama; gets the offense in gear for at least one game and looks like they may turn the corner (how that holds up next week...) 38-12

[12] South Carolina at undefeated UCF; trap game for the 'cocks and Spurrier is usually good in those. The defense gets it done 17-3

[6] LSU at [9] Georgia; this is the game that will determine if LSU is capable of beating Bama (ikr); a tough place to play and UGA is looking good. With the new-found prowess of their qb, LSU gets it done behind the flashy offense. 41-34

[21] Ole Miss at [1] Alabama; years past this game would be a cakewalk; Bama's D isn't that good and Miss' O is decent; not enough for the upset though; UA 21-17 over the Rebels

[10] Texas A&M at Arkansas; should have been undefeated Arkansas, alas #karma heh; Johnny Football will spring back to the top of the heisman polls after this game; it'll stay close through 3, A&M 42-20

[20] Florida at Kentucky; Florida 39-12, if it's that close

Arkansas State at Missouri; Mizzou gets to 50 and cruises - 52-24

UAB at Vanderbilt; trap game for Vandy, UAB has some offense, not enough this time though; Vandy 28-21

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tom Cruise helps the Cause

Seems the Iranians wanted to get a closer look at a drone...  The US Air Force didn't think that would be a good idea.
“He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home,’” Gen. Welsh said.
A 'Top-Gun' move for sure, only thing better would have been an inverted fly-over with a salute :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Football Picks

7-1 last week (really thought A&M would take it and they made a good show) so I'm 27-6 (81.8%) on the season.  Hard week this week though (if you don't go by the 'experts')

Vandy takes it to UMass  42-15
Georgia destroys North Texas 56-10
Tennessee upsets Florida late 27-24
Arkansas stays unbeaten... on a late field goal 21-20
Texas A&M tries to get to 100 ... beats SMU 71-33
Alabama takes it easy on Colorado St (and McElwain) 29-10
Mississippi State should beat Troy handily... they don't: Troy 34-33
LSU puts Auburn in its place. 31-18
Missouri stays unbeaten over Indiana; 52-40

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

From the Email

    Renault and Ford have joined forces to create the perfect small car for women.
     Mixing the Renault 'Clio' and the Ford 'Taurus' they have designed the 'Clitaurus.'    It comes in pink, and the average male car thief won't be able to find it - let alone turn it on - even if someone tells him where it is and how to do it.

     Rumor has it though, that it leaks transmission fluid once a month, and can be a real bitch to start in the morning!    Some have reported that on cold winter mornings, when you really need it, you can't get it to turn over.

     New models are initially fun to own, but very costly to maintain, and horribly expensive to get rid of.    Used models may initially appear to have curb appeal and a low price, but eventually have an increased appetite for fuel, and the curb weight typically increases with age.    Manufacturers are baffled as to how the size of the trunk increases, but say that the paint may just make it  LOOK bigger.

     This model is not expected to reach collector status.   Most owners will find it is best to just lease one, and replace it in a few years.
James Shott                

Saturday, September 14, 2013

From the email

Today's Joke

A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study the bible a little, and get your hair cut; then we’ll talk about it.”

A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if he could use the car. His father said, “Son, I’m really proud of you. You brought your grades up, studied the bible well, but you didn’t get your hair cut!”

The young man waited a moment and then replied, “You know dad, I’ve been thinking about that. Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair.”

His father replied, “Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went.”
more jokes at dailyjokes.co

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Football Picks

Florida out-played Miami in every stat ... except the points and turnovers. They held the ball twice as long, gained almost twice as many yards and yet, they had 5 turnovers (4 in the red zone) and lost... my only blemish.

11-1 last week for a 20-5 (80.0%) on the season. Harder picks this week though.

Tennessee is at (2) Oregon - Tennessee has the talent to hang, but not the depth; Oregon takes it

(1) Alabama at (6) Texas A&M - Johnny Football does it again and drops UA from the unbeaten ranks.

(7) Louisville steamrolls Kentucky. Even after that offensive outburst last week, the 'cats have zero chance.

Auburn stays undefeated and scrapes by Mississippi State.

(8) LSU plays catch with Kent State, this one will be close up until kickoff.

(25) Ole Miss gives Texas another reason to fire Mack Brown.

Vanderbilt should be able to beat (13) South Carolina, this year of all years; but they won't

Arkansas runs all over Southern Miss

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Football Picks

Mixed bag last week; 9-4 (69.2%) but close to getting them right.

This week is cupcake city except for Georgia and South Carolina [edit: and the Florida vs Miami game duh]. So all the SEC teams to win.

In the UGA/SC game, SC is favored and UGA's defense was shredded by Clemson. I'm picking the upset here and taking UGA for redemption.
In the Florida vs Miami game (last regular season match-up scheduled). Both run the ball well, but UF's defense is lights out better than the U's.  Florida takes it.  (edited before kickoff, so heh)

Thursday Random

Hookers and Booze


 Recently played a few games on Caldera (warzone) and then... Lots of luck in this one, but satisfying