Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend Of 10/2/11

Just a foreshadowing here… I am not sure that I will be able to do Mythical Picks next week due to social commitments with family and friends. If I get to do them, they will be done with early lines and minimal “research”. Now for a retrospective, here are highlights from last week: I liked […]

Baseball Today As The Playoffs Begin

I want to talk about baseball today since the playoffs will begin this afternoon and baseball fans had one of the best nights of baseball action in the history of the game on Wednesday night. Four games in four cities in the same time zone decided the two wild-card slots in the playoffs. Two of […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 10/1/11

Let me begin with a note about next week. Due to social commitments with family and friends next week, it is not clear to me that I will have time to do Mythical Picks next week. If I do, it will have to be with early lines and only a superficial glance at the games. […]

Greece Should Be Swimming In Cash…

Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere in the Himalayas, you have to know that the Greek government has a “debt problem” on its hands. Do not worry, I am not going to pretend to be an economist here nor am I going to tell you what necessary measures the Greeks and the […]

A Message From Poseidon?

Diana Nyad tried her marathon swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage once again. This time she had to give up because of jellyfish stings. She had been in the water for about 40 hours and had gone over 100,000 strokes in her journey but had not quite reached the halfway mark when […]

A Strongly Worded Diplomatic Note

Yesterday, I addressed the idea of a rule change for the NFL regarding fake injuries to stop the clock on no-huddle offenses. I got a suggestion from #1 son that instead of having a fixed time period until the injured player could return to the field, the “injured player” needs to stay out of action […]

NFL Players Faking Injuries

There has been a week’s worth of debate about NFL defensive players faking injuries to slow down no-huddle offenses and far too many commentators have concluded that there is no way to create a rule that will stop the practice. After all, they argue, with the recent emphasis on player safety, the officials cannot take […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend Of 9/24/11

The Linfield College Wildcats had a week off in their schedule last week but will resume their quest for their 56th consecutive winning season in football this weekend as they host the LaVerne University Leopards. Linfield is 1-0 coming into the game; LaVerne is 0-1 having lost their opening game to Azusa Pacific by a […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend Of 9/25/11

Last weekend was a good one in terms of NFL Mythical Picking, so I am anxious to do the quick review: I liked Seattle/Pitts to go Over 38. The game stayed Under thanks in no small measure to the Steelers pitching a shutout. Yuck! I liked the Ravens to win and cover 6 points against […]

Enhanced NFL Security?

According to a report in USA Today, the NFL Front Office has asked each of the teams to enhance security at game sites by doing a head-to-toe patdown for every fan as they enter the stadium. The report did not mention if the league had also suggested that every team adopt what a few teams […]