What We Learned NFL Week 17

And… we’re off! It took the Jets and Bucs about 45 seconds to fire their coaches, and all indications are that the Cards and Broncos will quickly follow suit. There is evidence the Bangles will join them, and possibly Minnesota (far less likely). Some got a holiday...

NFL Picks Week 17 – Who Ya Got?

Chaos has arrived. Not one team in the AFC has clinched a seed. There are 7 teams alive for 6 spots, and Baltimore can finish anywhere from #2 seed to not going to the playoffs at all. The playoffs will be mayhem. The NFC is much calmer, with a championship rematch...

Bowl Picks Week 3 – Who Ya Got?

It wasn’t a good week for me predicting games. After getting 7 of the first 10 bowl games right, I went 5-7 this past week. Among my most spectacular misses were my own Power 5 favorite Auburn, who won 63-14 despite my prediction of a loss, and not bothering to notice...

What We Learned NFL Week 16

The Jets are screaming too loud. After Mike “Swear Allegiance To the Democrat Party Or I’ll Ban You From My Website” Florio reported the Jets are going after Jim Harbaugh, the Jets owner starts screaming how false it is. If it’s false, just say it’s false and move on....

NFL Picks Week 16 – Who Ya Got?

It’s crunch time. Cam Newton has been shut down, the Redskins are on about their 13thQB. Jay Gruden also needs to tell his big brother how to coach, as he’s doing far better than ol’ Jon is right now. At the present moment, the Rams are the 2ndbest team in LA. We all...

Bowl Picks Week 2 – Who Ya Got?

We’re closing in on Christmas and the bowls are rolling along with 13 more games between now and Friday, after 10 this past week. From week 1 through yesterday, I’ve picked about 80% of these games correctly, so I’m feeling myself a little. Of course, I can just look...

What We Learned NFL Week 15

Social Media has value. I love the guy whose handle is “Captain Andrew Luck.” He writes like a Civil War soldier writing his mother. After the Colts shut the Cowboys out this week, he wrote, “Dearest mother – My hand trembles with excitement as I write to tell you the...

Remembering Grandma

On December 15, 1922, Marna Phyllis Rexroad was born. She was the youngest of 13 children in a West Virginia family. She would eventually find herself in Dayton, Ohio, and on April 2, 1942, she married James Arthur “Jim” Edgar. They would have 3 children – Allen...

College bowl picks – Who Ya Got?

OK, the bowl games are here! Yes, I’m going to offer predictions. I’ll take them one week at a time. This is the first year in recent memory that doesn’t feature a 5-7 team playing in a bowl game. That’s a refreshing change. A lot of these games feature teams I know...

NFL Picks Week 15 – Who Ya Got?

What? It’s Thursday and I need to make NFL picks? Thanks for the reminder. I was too busy complaining about my Cleveland Indians making themselves worse with their winter meetings trade. Of course, re-focusing on the NFL just reminds me that my favorite team is on a...