Monthly Archives: December 2012

Administrative Note

I shall be off the air for about a week. My long-suffering wife and I are going to spend the first week of the New Year visiting our son, daughter-in-law and grandson in Dublin, Ireland for a week. This visit was supposed to have happened in October, but Hurricane Sandy interrupted our travel options. I […]

Meathead Of The Year – 2012

Yes, we have flipped the page on the calendar 12 times since last we identified The Meathead of the Year (MOTY). Lest you worry that there will not be worthy nominees this year, this observation by Aldous Huxley should put your mind at rest: “The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the […]

Recommended Reading

Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did his 29th Annual “Trite Trophy” column today. As always, it is a column I recommend that you read in its entirety. I sent Christmas greetings to Gene Collier several weeks ago and told him I was looking forward to this annual event. I also said that I hoped […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 12/30/12

Let me begin with an announcement: There will be no Mythical Picks next week. I shall be out of the country visiting my son, daughter-in-law and grandson; this is the trip that I was supposed to take in October but Hurricane Sandy intervened. Mythical Picks will return in 2 weeks for the rest of the […]

2012 – The Year In Review

For those of you keeping score at home, the Mayans got it wrong. If demographers have it right, about 7 billion souls will accompany an intact Planet Earth as it continues its journey through this small corner of the universe. Nevertheless, there are various celebrities and sports figures who “shuffled off their mortal coil” during […]

Bad Ads 2012

As in past years, I have spent plenty of time in my rocking chair in front of a television set watching sports during 2012. I did that because I enjoy it; being retired from gainful employment, my objective is to fill up as many hours a week as I can doing the things that I […]

The Really Bad Guys Must All Be In Jail…

At this festive time of the year, it is good to know that serious criminal activities in the US must be at an all-time low. We must have finally won the “War on Drugs” and anti-social activities such as bank robbery and kidnapping must be things of the past. Oh, and there surely are no […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 12/23/12

Before looking at last week’s results, let me say that sometimes it is better to “go with your gut” and not “overthink” things. Normally, in the final weeks of an NFL season, I caution everyone that wagering in such times is far more difficult than it is during the heart of the season when all […]

My Final Rant – - According To The Mayans…

Well, today is supposed to be the last day of the world – according to the Mayans who seem to have taken leave of Planet Earth just a tad early. Their prediction of the apocalypse is the latest in a series of such pronouncements and every time we come up on one of these predicted […]

Bob Molinaro Is My Muse Today…

Recently, Bob Molinaro had this comment in his column in the Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot: “Bottom line: Expand the NFL playoffs from 12 teams to 14 or 16, and open the postseason door even wider to mediocrity? Why not? Isn’t Roger Goodell always saying that he thinks about the fans first? Fans will eat it up […]