Monthly Archives: September 2009


There is no way I will be able to put out Mythical Picks this week. The trial that I am hearing as a member of a jury has just reached its conclusion and I have not had nearly sufficient time to prepare Mythical Picks or daily rants this week. The trial was a complicated one […]

Admin Note Update

My jury duty continues. The trial we are hearing is a complicated one and the judge says that we are not likely to get the case for deliberation until the middle of next week. The good news is that this trial will be all that I have to do to fulfill my jury duty obligations […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 9/26/09

Well the college football world had quite a few surprises last weekend. Perchance, this week will regress to the mean and have the favored teams squash the less favored teams more frequently… The Linfield College Wildcats took a major step forward in pursuit of the school’s 54th consecutive winning season in football. The Wildcats went […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 9/27/09

Well, my hope of getting 60% of last week’s Mythical picks correct was off by more than a little bit. The ATS picks went 7-5 bringing the season totals to 13-12. However, the Over/Under picks went far to the south coming in at 2-5 for the week leaving the season total at 5-8. Nevertheless, I […]

Admin Note

I have been summoned for jury duty over the next two weeks. That means my writing schedule could be erratic depending on whether or not I am selected to serve on a jury and then how long a trial might last. I can’t give anyone a reliable estimate for my next entry here; so please […]

This and That…

Last week, the NFL announced that it was investigating the NY Jets and specifically their former coach, Eric Mangini, related to the issue that the Jets did not report Brett Favre’s “arm/shoulder problems” at any time last year. At the end of the week, the NFL announced that they had fined the Jets as a […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 9/20/09

Talk about a boring week of mythical picks, the picks against the spread (ATS) were 6-7 while the Over/Under picks were 3-3. That is about what one might expect from a coin-flipping exercise but I promise that I only did that on those couple of games where I had no opinion whatsoever regarding the outcome. […]

Here and There; Back and Forth…

Jay Leno started his new prime time comedy show this week. I will never sit and watch an entire show; I may graze through the channel and linger a while if someone interesting is performing. Nevertheless, Leno had an interesting comment on his inaugural program: “I had a strange thing happen yesterday. I set my […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 9/19/09

Those of you who were around these parts and reading these Mythical Picks last year may recall a running feature involving “SHOE Teams”. To reset the story, I track over the season the eight worst teams in college football and seed them in a mythical SHOE Tournament for the end of the season. They play […]

Masochists’ Sports Network?

Here in the suburbs of Washington DC, we have a regional sports network on cable TV. It is called MASN or the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Their “catch-line” this summer has been “One network – two teams”. Sounds good and catchy – – until you realize that the two teams have been the Baltimore Orioles and […]