Monthly Archives: November 2009

Tiger, Tiger – – Pants On Fire???

Tiger Woods employs a herd of PR folks and handlers and image consultants. In the past, whenever there might have been a small “issue” that might paint Tiger Woods as less than a cherubic and heroic figure, the herd would gather and put him out of sight and out of contact with the world and […]

Holiday Shopping – – A Solution

OK, you survived Thanksgiving Day with the family/in-laws. And, you made it past the Black Friday assault on the mall. You are still lucid, vertical and taking nourishment – – that is indeed the trifecta you really do need to hit every day – – but you still have not completed all of your Holiday […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 11/29/09

I will get three Thursday NFL games exactly right here on Friday morning when I get to the business of making my selections for the week. Naturally, I had those games perfectly scoped out on Wednesday night but just did not have the time to get the word out. Too bad… Here are fifteen things […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 11/28/09

The Linfield College Wildcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III college football playoffs last weekend with a 38-17 win over Cal Lutheran. That raises Linfield’s record for 2009 to 10-0 as they prepare to take on the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders this weekend. Mary Hardin-Baylor is from the American Southwest Conference and […]

Happy Thanksgiving – – A Day Early

Since I am unlikely to do a rant tomorrow, let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Moreover, since I am unlikely to do a rant tomorrow, I have a bunch of “stuff” on my clipboard that I want to dispose of today in no particular order. If you are having a […]

Hard To Give Thanks…

Here we are in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. I truly enjoy Thanksgiving because it is a holiday that I have always spent with family; therefore, it conjures up fond memories and reminds me of things I really have to be thankful for. Having said that, there is news out there in the sports […]

Bud Selig To The Rescue

There was an interesting report last week regarding Bud Selig and his intention to focus on the baseball playoffs next season. Selig seems to have awakened from a coma and heard a rumor that some people think that the baseball playoffs are too long and that the reason they are too long is the crazy […]

NCAA Scholar-Athletes…

I am sure you have heard about the three Tennessee football players who were arrested for attempted armed robbery of a guy at a gas station filling his car with gas. The police released one of the three; the other two have been released from the Tennessee football team. Nothing horribly unusual in the story […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 11/22/09

As happened last week, I just know that I am going to get last night’s game exactly right. Sadly, wagering is like investing. You cannot do it with hindsight. If we could do that, then no one’s IRA or 401(k) would have tanked a year ago… Here are a dozen comments on things taken from […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 11/21/09

Linfield College finished their regular season with a 9-0 record (6-0 in their conference). As I suspected last week, that puts them in the Division III football playoffs this week as they host Cal Lutheran, a team that comes into the game with an 8-1 season record and the champions of the Southern California Intercollegiate […]