Monthly Archives: October 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas…

In the poem, The Night Before Christmas, the narrator intends to take a long winter’s nap but those plans went far astray with the arrival of Saint Nicholas. I sort of had that happen to me last night. I sat down in front of my TV with a nice glass of red wine to watch […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 10/31/10

As usual, I shall begin with a review of last week’s offerings: I liked the Saints – 13 against the Browns. The Saints lost by 13 instead of winning by 13. I liked the Chiefs – 9 against the Jags. The Chiefs covered. I liked Philly/Tennessee Over 43.5. The game was comfortably Over. I liked […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 10/30/10

Here’s what fell out of last week’s tree: I said that on national TV last week, Oregon would put on its best show. Oregon beat UCLA 60-13. I liked Mich State/Northwestern Over 52.5. The total was 62. I liked Penn State Minnesota Over 49.5. The total was 54. I liked Texas/Iowa State Under 48. The […]

The Heat Will Not Go Undefeated This Season

In case you went to bed early last night, the NBA season began and the “feature game” saw the Boston Celtics beat the Miami LeBrons. Here is the best news to come out of that game: All speculation about an undefeated season for Miami has been dashed. Writers on deadline with no good ideas about […]

World Class Impishness

Now that the Dallas Cowboys are 1-5 and will play for a while without their starting QB, it is fair to say that Jerry Jones’ dream of hosting the Super Bowl in February 2011 with his team as the NFC combatant is over. The alarm clock rang; what lies ahead is another day of “reality”. […]

Some Of This And Some Of That…

With the Yankees and the Phillies out of the World Series, TV ratings are likely to be down this year due to the size of the home markets. I am amazed that the folks who instinctively bash Bud Selig for everything from dandruff to global warming have not blasted his incompetence in rigging the games […]

It’s National Posers Week

I must have missed the announcement and the ceremonies. This must be National Posers Week – – that time when high profile posers reveal just how firmly based their protestations really are. Exhibit number one is James Harrison – LB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison is a damned good football player; and this week, he proved that […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 10/24/10

Let me get started with the weekly review; it turned out about the way coin flipping would turn out: I liked Atlanta +3 against Philly. The Falcons were squashed. I liked Atlanta/Philly Over 42.5. The game was comfortably Over. I liked Pittsburgh – 13.5 over Cleveland. The Steelers covered. I liked the Giants – 10 […]

Thank Heaven For Soccer

Sometimes, there is a scarcity of items on my clipboard pending comment. In times like that, I might need to resort to an analysis of the advantages of the 3-4 defense in the NFL or maybe to some kind of commentary where I use double entendre with regard to the pictures that Brett Favre allegedly […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 10/23/10

Here is a summary of last week’s offering: I liked BC/Florida State Under 45.5. Total was 43. I liked Michigan State – 7 against Illinois. State won by 20. I liked Pitt +1 at Syracuse. Pitt won by 31. I liked Pitt/Syracuse Under 44. Pitt went Over all by itself. I liked Miami – 19 […]