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Saturday, April 21 2018

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 4

Sport

I have been picking games for a long time, since I was in high school in fact. Never before have I seen an ending like just happened on MNF. Heading into the play I felt a small consolation knowing I had the straight up winner and spread winner in my pocket to cap off a horrific prediction week for a lot of people who tried to guess these things. Granted, a lot of crazy plays go against me to cost me wins or over/unders, whatever. This felt criminal and I didn’t even have money on it. This is the first time I have wanted to report my “real” results, but I can’t. After the jobbing I was 7-9 straight up (27-21 overall) 8-8 against the spread (21-25-2 overall) and 6-10 on the over/under (24-23-1 overall).

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nFL Predictions 2012: Week 3 (part 2)

Sport

 oops - posted the previous one in biz and I can't edit there!

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 3

Sport

To be honest I was surprised to do have done so well against Vegas in the opening week because early games are so hard to predict. I’m not at all surprised to have given back the progress I made overall in my “bets”. Straight up I went 10-6 again (20-12 overall) which I will take. Against the spread I had a frustrating 6-8-2 week (13-17-2 overall) and lost on the over/under at 6-9-1 (18-13-1 overall).

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 2

Sport

Not a bad opening week. Picking winners I was a respectable 10-6. I stumbled just a bit against the spread at 7-9, but made up for it on the over/under at 12-4.

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NFL Predictions 2012: Week 1

Sport

 It might be the end of the world as we know it in a couple months if you believe the Mayans or Hollywood or whoever is yelling on the street corner. I could care less. It's the beginning of football season and I'm ready to kill it again this year.

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Throwin' Fingers

Other Stuff

 When I see people on FB showing gang hand signs, I wonder lots of things:

  • Why is this person (obviously not a gang member) doing this?
  • What is that hand sign supposed to indicate?  (Yeah, there are some indices of gang hand signs on the internet, but none that are comprehensive or easily searched)
  • Why am I so old and nerdy?
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What to read

Entertainment

I have a stack of books on my nightstand, queued up to read.  So I don't really have a problem figuring out what to read.
But I found this tool intriguing, anyway.  It helps you decide what to read, based on your choices between a series of contrasting factors.

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Lists of lists

Top n Lists

Here's a great system for making lists.

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Jedi Training Device

Entertainment

Has anyone tried one of these out?  It's a toy which you somehow control with your brain.  Do they work?  For how long are they fun?

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Don't See"The Lorax"

Entertainment

 Say what you want about my expectations for "The Lorax".

Come on, you had to know it'd be cloying!

Surely, you realized it wouldn't be as brilliant as the book.

It's inspired by the book, not a retelling of it, you ninny.

If it's any of the above, you, too, expected more from the movie than it delivers.