Friday, November 30, 2007

And now... those OTHER games....

And the rest of the week:

Sunday, December 2
San Francisco @ Carolina
Buffalo @ Washington
Houston @ Tennessee
Atlanta @ St. Louis
Seattle @ Philadelphia
Detroit @ Minnesota
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
San Diego @ Kansas City
NY Jets @ Miami
Denver @ Oakland
Cleveland @ Arizona
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans
NY Giants @ Chicago
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh

Monday, December 3
New England @ Baltimore

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Post your scores for Green Bay @ Dallas! Or as jim put it, Superman vs. Jesus (Where does Chuck Norris weigh in on this? Oh, wait, who is Ref'ing the game, because if its the crazy buff ref (name escapes me) i think Chuck Norris comes down on the side of the officials... should be interesting!)

I'll put up the rest of the games tomorrow. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Great Stuff....

Sunday, November 25, 2007

$5 for Olberman's tongue on a platter....

Oh My God,

I have never had a great fascination with Keith Olberman, but until now I had no tremendous need to see him rendered mute. Please, NBC, do us all a HUGE favor and pull the man. Its not bad enough that he can't commentate a highlight reel, or can't pronounce players names (I understand that one, i mean, it was a little no-name guy from San Diego, what was it again, some guy named Merriman?) But the man has more bad impressions and terrible or aloof jokes than Dennis Miller, and they managed to run him off ABC. I'm willing to make a deal, pull Olberman and put a trained monkey or Dan Dierdorf (same thing) in, and take Olberman where he belongs, late-night 2nd rate sports right behind Miller's new show. Just a thought, just please get him off the Sunday Night Football.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Week 12 and a Happy Thanksgiving

So here is the deal, get in your Thursday picks by the start of the first game, get the rest in by the start of the Sunday action.
Good luck...

Oh, by the way, I added an overall rank column to the standings page, just for amusement. so you can easily spot how well you have to do to jump up a place. Ok, now pick 'em....

Thursday, November 22
Green Bay @ Detroit
NY Jets @ Dallas
Indianapolis @ Atlanta

Sunday, November 25
New Orleans @ Carolina
Oakland @ Kansas City
Houston @ Cleveland
Buffalo @ Jacksonville
Seattle @ St. Louis
Tennessee @ Cincinatti
Washington @ Tampa Bay
Minnesota @ NY Giants
San Francisco @ Arizona
Baltimore @ San Diego
Denver @ Chicago
Philadelphia @ New England (I think John Madden has just moved into an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant up there)

Monday, November 26
Miami @ Pittsburgh

Monday, November 19, 2007

Upstate doesn't count, buddy...

Taken from the CNNSI Boxscore in-game blog...

Darryl Johnston...go back to Dallas.
03:42 PM | As a New Yorker, I can admit that Eli Manning does get a lot of scrutiny in NYC, but this week's headlines were all about A-Rod and the feud between Marbury and Isiah Thomas with nothing about the Giants. I don't know what Darryl is talking about but Eli actually got a break from the criticism this week. Sad thing is, after looking so unimpressive in this victory, it might return on Monday | J. Heck Goree

CP/AT 28/39
YDS 283
TD 1

RATING 100.694

But you are right, people are giving him a break from criticism.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

for all you Huckabee lovers out there...

I thought this was hilarious and quite clever! Huckabee may very well be that dark horse candidate that the Republicans need in '08. Apparently, his sense of humor is well known...

plus, Chuck Norris said

Friday, November 16, 2007

Week 11, back to a full slate of games

Which means lots of catch-up chances... pick your winners!

Sunday, November 18
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta
Cleveland @ Baltimore
NY Giants @ Detroit
Miami @ Philadelphia
Oakland @ Minnesota
San Diego @ Jacksonville
Kansas City @ Indianapolis
Arizona @ Cincinatti
Carolina @ Green Bay
New Orleans @ Houston
Pittsburgh @ NY Jets
Chicago @ Seattle
St. Louis @ San Francisco
Washington @ Dallas
New England @ Buffalo

Monday, November 19
Tennessee @ Denver

Friday, November 9, 2007

I feel like talking smack, but as soon as I do the football gods will do something worse than frowning... pick 'em....

Sunday, November 11
Atlanta @ Carolina
Minnesota @ Green Bay
Denver @ Kansas City
Buffalo @ Miami
St. Louis @ New Orleans
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Philadelphia @ Washington
Cincinatti @ Baltimore
Detroit @ Arizona
Dallas @ NY Giants
Chicago @ Oakland
Indianapolis @ San Diego

Monday, November 12
San Francisco @ Seattle

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What's a methylene amongst friends?

Doubtless you've heard about the Chinese-made toy "Aquadots" that is being pulled for having a compound that metabolizes into GHB. The Washington Post says that the culprit is a simple compound switch:

"Moose Enterprises said Bindeez and Aqua Dots are made at the same factory, which is in Shenzhen in southern Guangdong province. Last week, the government announced an export ban on more than 700 toy factories in the region because of shoddy products. The company said the product is distributed in 40 countries.

The toys were supposed to use 1,5-pentanediol, a nontoxic compound found in glue, but instead contained the harmful 1,4-butanediol, which is widely used in cleaners and plastics. The Food and Drug Administration in 1999 declared the chemical a Class I Health Hazard, meaning it can cause life-threatening harm. Both chemicals are manufactured in China and elsewhere, including by major multinational companies, and are also marketed over the Internet.

It's not clear why 1,4-butanediol was substituted. However, there is a significant difference in price between the two chemicals. The Chinese online trading platform ChemNet China lists the price of 1,4 butanediol at between about $1,350-$2,800 per metric ton, while the price for 1,5-pentanediol is about $9,700 per metric ton."

I doubt there was any malicious intent involved in this. One feels sorry for the poor supply clerk who saw the price difference and jumped at it. Didn't take any med chem courses?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A good day for CNN....

So I can't decide which story makes me laugh the most today, there are so many options. I mean, there is this...
proof that heroism isnt dead, even after 5 bullets.

then there is this one, reason to realize that all that chineese lead could be a lot worse....

but best of all, without a doubt, is the worst way to get your steak.... airmail.

Smallmouth bass

2 lbs 8 oz smallmouth bass: caught in St. Joe river (County canoe landing in South Bend off Riverside road). What a fight!

Interesting British Law

Extracted from (11/7/7):

Respondents were given a shortlist and asked to vote.

Most ridiculous British law:

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27 percent)

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down (seven percent)

3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (five percent)

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (four percent)

6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (four percent)

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail of the queen (3.5 percent)

8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (three percent)

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (three percent)

10. In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (two percent)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Week 9, Happy November!

Sunday, November 4
San Francisco @ Atlanta
Cincinnati @ Buffalo
Denver @ Detroit
Green Bay @ Kansas City
San Diego @ Minnesota
Jacksonville @ New Orleans
Washington @ NY Jets
Carolina @ Tennessee
Arizona @ Tampa Bay
Seattle @ Cleveland
New England @ Indianapolis
Houston @ Oakland
Dallas @ Philadelphia

Monday, November 5
Baltimore @ Pitsburgh