Monthly Archives: January 2009

Admin Note

I will be traveling to the home of one of the Autumnal Pilgrims to Las Vegas to watch the Super Bowl Game on Sunday. Presumably some of the other pilgrims will also be there. Since that venue requires a drive of several hours for us to get home, I will likely not be here to […]

Super Bowl Mythical Picks 2-1-09

Please keep yourselves under control. This will be the final Mythical Picks of the football season. Despite the amazing lack of success in these picks, there is no reason for you to be so obvious in your glee that these have come to an end. Not to worry, there is a heaping dose of schadenfreude […]

A Little Of This And A Little Of That…

Even though I love watching college basketball, I have said more than once that the game is hugely overexposed on TV. Even without any “special packages” on my cable system, I can, on any given night, see way too many games involving teams that aspire to be interesting. Nevertheless, every once in a while the […]

NBA Stuff Today…

A month ago, when the Oklahoma City Thunder had a record of 2-22, you had to wonder if they just might challenge the Sixers’ record for futility in a season. They will not; they have already won 10 games for the year and the Sixers only won 9 games for the entirety of the 1972/73 […]

High School and College Basketball Futility

One week from today is the 50th anniversary of “The Day The Music Died”. Prepare yourselves to recall the names Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper (the decedents) and Don McLean (the chronicler). Remember the song That’ll Be The Day? By now, you must have heard about the Texas girls’ high school basketball game […]

Super Bowl Stuff Today. After Today …?

This week will take Super Bowl commentary and coverage to astronomical heights. I want to make a few meager comments and then my plan is to ignore the Super Bowl and NFL “stuff” for the rest of the week until I make my Mythical Picks for the game on Friday. [That is my plan; I […]

The Streak Is Ended…

The men’s basketball team of the New Jersey Institute of Technology broke its 51 game losing streak this week. The Highlanders defeated the Bulldogs of Bryant University 61-51. [Was it karma that set the score for the Bryant team at 51 points when that broke a 51 game losing streak? Only The Shadow knows…] Prior […]

Paradise – For The Rest Of Us

Devil’s Island was an infamous penal colony back in the early part of the 20th century; it was an island of exile off the coast of French Guiana; it was a place of horrible torture and forced labor for political exiles for more than 50 years. Today, in 2008, policy wonks in Washington are considering […]

It’s That Time Of Year …

Late January is the time of year for Super Bowl hype, college basketball news, the anticipation of pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training and … Oscar nominations. I am not a big movie guy so I won’t pretend to be into any of that kind of stuff. But before all the nominations are in […]

Super Bowl Pageantry – – Life Imitates Art

Back in the 1960s, one of the great animated TV shows was Rocky and Bullwinkle; if you are too young to have seen those shows, you missed a lot. One of the features on that show was Mr. Peabody (a dog) and his sidekick Sherman (a boy) who used a time-travel device called The Wayback […]