Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend Of 11/30/08

After the disastrous showing in Mythical Picks two weeks ago, I should be happy with a net breakeven for last week. But I’m not. I want more. And so, I shall press on with these picks even if I am but a voice crying in the wilderness… Last week, the OVER/UNDER picks continued to stink […]

Bad Ads 2008

It was early afternoon on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions already trailed the Titans 14-3 with more than half the first quarter left to play and it was obvious that the game was over. No more prep work for Thanksgiving dinner needed to be done for at least another two hours. At that exact moment, an […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend Of 11/29/08

The college football games this weekend are dispersed far more widely than usual. There is one major game on Thursday and about a half-dozen other interesting contests on Friday. That’s why Mythical Picks are out early this week. Here are some highlights and lowlights from last week’s Mythical Picks: “Assuming that Tulsa wants to close […]

Hey Bud, Can We Have The World Series Back Tomorrow?

In case I do not write tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who reads these offerings on a semi-regular basis. I hope that you can spend time this weekend with those who are close and important to you and that you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. The NFL has become a part of Thanksgiving […]

Tuesdays With The Sorries 11/25/08

My long-suffering wife and I spent last weekend in San Diego. We caught up with several old friends who live in the area; it had been far too long since we had seen them. We were sorry to leave. I tell you that only to give you one of the common meanings of the word […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend Of 11/22/08

The Linfield College Wildcats completed their season last weekend with a 45-0 win against Pacific Lutheran University. The Linfield defense recorded nine sacks in this shellacking. Linfield’s final season record is 6-3; their conference record is 5-1. Congratulations to Linfield for their 53rd consecutive winning season in football. Here are some highlights and lowlights from […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend Of 11/23/08

The last couple of times I did Mythical Picks, I sort of whined about breaking even for the week and how boring that was. Last week should have been so good. Last week’s picks simply stunk and I am now sub-.500 for both kinds of picks. Am I going to go and sit in a […]

Schadenfreude R Us

It has been a few days since the news broke that Mark Cuban is the defendant in a civil law suit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that he profited from insider trading. For the record, please note: 1. This is a civil suit. To date there have been no criminal charges filed […]

Can The Jacksonville Jaguars Survive?

There are lots of stories out there about NFL franchises “thinking about moving” as a ploy to get public money injected into a new stadium project. A list of teams that may be “on the move” will always include: The Vikings and the Chargers where new stadium negotiations have been protracted and barren The Bills […]

Sports And The Flagging Economy – 2008

The “economic downturn” has allowed people to ask impertinent questions as a way to take their minds off the potential doom scenarios such as: Who had a worse year in 2008, “Pacman” Jones or Dow Jones? Do you still have a 301(k) or is it a 201(k)? Nevertheless, the impact of the “economic downturn” is […]