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Back to wasting time

Posted by sburk44 on December 21, 2009

7-6 BABY!

What a terrible Monday to decide to get back into a regular posting routine…no time to waste bitching about a loss to the raiders though…too many other things to talk/complain about:

1) Lets say you gamble and I gave you -250 odds that one of the following teams win: San Diego, Indy, New Orleans, plus 1 more of your choice will win the Super Bowl. Do you take the -250 and what other team do you take?

2) During my month long neglecting of the blog – a few people have left some great little gems.

-Thanks to Gargs for betting on Wyo during the border war – no doubt giving them good karma for the NEW MEXICO BOWL win – which was by far the best sports moment of the weekend for Denver/Wyo/Mountain time zone fans.

-Mr. J Theide is dominating the messages without so much as a peep from me. So sir – a few thoughts – then I will send you an e-mail to invite you to become an author and make your own posts. (1) The Brian Kelly rumors already don’t sound good…Scared of recruiting an disciplining African American players, violent abusive temper, and subtly looks like my dad from a profile angle. Actually – that last one is not so much a bad thing -just kinda weird. (2) Your NBA take is diseased…the product is solid and the prices are no more ridiculous than any random NHL game or MLB game in a decent market. At least half of the games on every night features an interesting match up with fun and LIKABLE stars…LeBron, Nash, CPIII, Durantula, Melo, Dirk, D-Ho, Kobe, Wade, (ok – Kobe is fun to hate and I am not sure if Melo is “likable”, but all of a sudden this league has more people with their shit together than the NFL (more on this in a later post))

3) Thank you Tiger – only your little sextcapades could have brough linds and I’s guilty pleasures of sports and gossip together in such a neat little package. We talk more than ever these days – and its all because of your nasty little ambien habits.

4) Nuggets 2 game slide makes this team’s record deceptive. NOT a good defensive team without all top 4 stars playing well – no depth in the front court and Chauncy looks old this year. Its too early to concede everything to the Lakers – but if the Kobbettes do falter in some way (injury), then we are not the team to pick up the slack – currently, that would be Dallas.

5) Ok – a little bitching about the Broncos: I had to watch the game via the redzone channel – which apparently does not switch to a crappy game (ours) in the red zone when their marquee game (eagles?) are at the 50? anyway – I missed the redzone disasters for Orton and Co. until that 4th Q must-have TD after the Stokley catch. A fade to Scheffler, on thrid down? Can someone show McD the percentage of completed fade routes to tight ends in the league this year? Im just guessing – but its gotta be under 10%. Also – what did Hillis do to McD’s family?

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3 Responses to “Back to wasting time”

  1. John Thiede said

    Oh, and little known fact about Brian Kelly, He grew up in Chelsea, MA, and went to Everett schools, until going to St. John’s Prep where he excelled in football (and hockey???) I wonder if his family were members at Our Lady of Grace and the Everett reference is because he went to Our Lady of Grace school in Everett? Just wondering as a former deacon at that parish . . . I will have to get the scoop from Fr. Jim “the (*&^%&” Barry, who probably would not give me the true story anyway since he loves BC and hates ND.

    An Irish Catholic from Boston who is not PC re: race relations . . . who would thunk it!!

  2. John Thiede said

    As to #1, if you allow me to change the bet, and you take Indy, San Diego and New Orleans, I would take the field. 2 of the last four Super Bowl winners were Wild Card.
    As to Brian Kelly, I think if he can’t do it, no one can. ND may become the Stanford, Duke and Vanderbilt of the Football world. Storied tradition, too tough to continue with 1330 SAT averages. Sorry Irish Fans . . .
    I wonder about the racism on the Tiger story. But I guess the Hugh Grant prostitute/ cheating on Elizabeth Hurley, also got extended play, and they weren’t married.

    Random Thought of the Day . . . In Chalatenango, the northern province/state of El Salvador, the average daily calorie intake during coffee picking season is 1700 calories per day, 1500 during the non-coffee season. (Average daily calorie intakes in U.S. are based on a 2200 calorie per day diet, most eat more.) If El Salvador is the median country, meaning half of all countries average less, how sad is that? If poor people in other countries have it even worse than that, how many thousands of people are malnourished, or starving little by little, each and every day.
    Were Mary and Joseph more like us/in the U.S. and Western Europe? or more like people in Chalatenango, sub-saharan Africa or ?
    But then again, I get accused at Notre Dame of being “too incarnational” so . . . . it’s probably just a random thought . . .

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