Saturday, October 28, 2006

Rockin' Tune of the Weekend: Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy

When PD 1 graduated from 8th grade last year,she and her classmates were asked to put quotes or famous sayings in the yearbook that had special meaning to them. She choose:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission" Elenaor Roosevelt

"Make your own sunshine" Her Mom

and, "Enjoy every sandwhich" Warren Zevon

Now any guy that can have such a positive influence on my kids and make a such great rockin' tunes deserves "Rockin' Tune of the Weekend" status


Sunday, October 22, 2006

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Ok, a small drop off in performance last week with a less than impressive 5-8 record. Still, I'm 26-17 against the spread over the past three weeks which is quite acceptable. Now is the time for the killer week that will make the year. Herewith are the picks:

Falcons getting 2.5
Bills getting 5.5
Bengals giving 3
Texans getting 9.5
Chiefs getting 5
Dolphins giving 5
Jets giving 3.5
Bucs getting 5
Broncs giving 4.5
Seahawks giving 6.5
Raiders getting 3
Colts giving 9
Cowboys giving 3.5

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Whoa Nellie!!!!!!!!!!!

21-7 against the spread the past two weeks! I'm on a roll and this baby ain't ready for stoppin! Quite a blow out in the lab last weekend. The boys have been doing so well at their prognotication that I brought over cigars, liquor and babes, and well, things got a bit out of hand. On Tuesday morning, my seriously hung over head of research submitted the bill for server repairs and I must say it was not insignificant. So, he has been put on notice that this week had better be a good one.

Picks to click:

Bills giving 1
Cowboys giving 13
Falcons giving 3
Rams getting 3
Redskins giving 10
Ravens giving 3
Saints getting 3
Bengals giving 6
Dolphins getting 2.5
Steelers giving 7
49ers getting 10
Broncs giving 15
Cards getting 10

Friday, October 13, 2006

Rockin' Tune of the Weekend

"I Want to be Christina's Dog". And who doesn't?

This, my friends, is remixing genius from Divide and Create. Although nobody ever asked the question, "what happens when you marry Christina Aguilar with The Stooges", these enterprising folks took it upon themselves to answer the question. The result is in a word, breath taking.

Ok, that's two words, but I think you know what I'm saying. Dig?

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Are You Ready For Some Football!!

Well, last week's house cleaning down at the lab really had an impact! The boys, under new leadership reworked the models, updated the correlations, and even managed to reduce processing time by 28%.

Well done men!

Of course all of this wouldn't be impressive had it not been for the results: 10-4 against the spread! Cigars and single malt were passed out Monday night following the Eagles glorious win that put us into the double digits, and then Tuesday morning the servers were humming again. I think we may have another can't miss week here folks:

Take the Bears and give 10 over the Bills
Take the Panthers and give 8 over the Browns
Take the Pack and get 3 against the Rams
Take the Colts and give an awesome 18 over the Titans
Take Detroit and get 6.5 against the Vikes
Take the Pats and give 9.5 over the hapless Dolphins
Take the Bucs and get 6.5 over the emotional fave Saints
Take the Giants and give 4.5 over Wash
Take the Cards and get 3.5 against the Chiefs
Take the Jags and give 7 over the Jets
Take the Niners and get 3.5 over the Raiders
Take the Eagles and get 2 over the over rated Cowboys
Take the Chargers and give 3.5 over Big Ben and the Steelers
Take the Broncs on Monday and give 4 over Baltimore

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Throw The Bums Out

Once again Congress provides the voters with a lesson. The only question is will they listen.

Of course I'm referring to the foul revelations regarding Congressman Foley. As of this writing the Congressman has pretty much 'fessed up to everything, and as they say in the media, the scandal may have legs.

The "legs" in this case are that virtually everyone in Washington new Foley was gay, many new he was "different", and a few seemed to be in on the fact that he is a pervert. A harsh term? Well, yes, but then what is the proper term for a grown man who sends explicit IM's to 16 year old male pages? Pervert, it seems, is the perfect term....but I digress.

As I was saying, the legs are the possibility that Deny Hastert, who I've already said should resign over his land deals, may have also known the full depths of Foley's depravity and decided to look the other way. We do know that Deny was aware of the emails that were just "creepy" (as opposed to sick), and was satisfied that the Congressman received a good talking to. In my view, in a situation where Congress has a responsibility to the children in their employ and the children's parents, a good talkin' to just isn't good enough and Deny should have known that. The fact that he didn't is reason enough for him to not only resign his Speakership, but his Congressional seat as well. The man was a wrastlin' coach prior to his political career for God's sake, and this, as much as common decency, should have made him sensitive to Congress's obligations and he certainly should have demanded that more be done.

And what of the Democrats? While it doesn't appear at this writing that they knew about Congressman Foley's emailing predilections, the suggestion that none of them knew what was going on strains credulty. Still, until we find out more I suppose we must accept this as fact.

None-the-less, I have to ask what kind of people try to make political hay off the back of an abused 16 year old boy? Fiends, would be the appropriate answer here. We've known all along that the Democrats, a group so berift of ideas that they were having trouble winning back power from a party that deserved to lose it, are among the most craven of political operations in our country's history. Power for power's sake is their goal, and any group that would actually produce tv commercials to capitalize on this awful situation is no better than those who averted their gaze.

Throw them all out and start over is the only answer. The question is how do we do that?

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Are You Ready For Some Football!!!!!

Ok, a tough couple of weeks to start the season. Sadly, I had to let my head of research and senior quant guy go on Monday after last weekend's 5 & 11 debacle. Yes they have families to feed, yes I had foolishly signed them to full season contracts and had to negotiate large payouts, but this is the price I pay to bring you the best in football prognostication.

So, the boys at the lab are little shaken this week, and I did notice the lights were on pretty late this week. Good, I smell something in the air and yes.....yes, I think it smells like victory!

Bears giving 3
Falcons giving 7
Texans getting 3.5
Ravens giving 2.5
Bills giving 1
Cowboys giving 9
Colts giving 9
Chiefs giving 7
Saints getting 7
Lions getting 5.5
Redskins getting 3
Raiders getting 3
Bengals giving 6
Eagles giving 11