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Monday, November 05, 2007
RED DOG BLITZ!!!!
Today at the REGJB the traffic lawyers have a BLITZ.!!!
Yes, those nameless lawyers that scurry to and fro from courtrooms with unusual numbers like "1-3" and "5-4" and are constantly consulting "Sy Gaer" like lists of 70 cases scribbled on tiny scraps of paper are involved in a week long "Blitz"
But as longtime and careful readers will remember, we were reminded if not chastised some many months ago by an angry representative of these traffic laywers. Because indeed, while we may scoff at these titans of traffic, they are the ones we ask to look at Aunt Gertie's careless parking ticket to see if subsection "L" needs to be capitalized on the ticket for the prosecution to insist that she attend the 3 hour traffic school.
Anyway, much of what goes on in those courtrooms is as understandable to us as Civil Lawyers fighting over subrogated insurance policies. But as this is a REGJB event, we shall endeavor to cover it.
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
Fake modesty does not prevent us from announcing that after nine football weeks, your favourite Blogger has won the Justice Building Suicide Pool. From an initial pool that included Rick Freedman (out on week one with a misguided guess on the Jaguars) to David Markus (who lost on the Chargers) to Dan Lurvey, Miguel De La "O"ver, and finally CK Clay Kaiser, Rumpole prevailed this week as CK's emotions got the best of him and he risked it all on KC over the Packers, which as a Bears fan, CK likes as much as Judge Huck likes continuing a case. Brett Favre bailed Rumpole out with some 4th Quarter heroics, while Rumpole's Tampa Bay Bucs rolled over the Cardinals.
CK will not get the Jet Ski, two week vacation in Acapulco, and Sony Bravia 60 inch LCD TV.
Neither will Rumpole. But a nice framed certificate announcing us as this year's winner will remain in the closet, as we can't go hanging it in our office's waiting room now, can we?
Thanks for playing and see you next year.
Some alert readers have noticed that this was quite a weekend for us, football wise.
We went 5-0 in our picks, including telling you to take both the Colts +5.5 and (gasp!) the Under 56 in the game of the Century. We were right on both counts.
As we wrote in the comments section last night while tooting our horn- this business of picking games should be left to the professionals like us. While Mr. Markus fritters his time away reading the new opinions from the 11th Circuit, we are diligently hard at work at our craft by leaving the office early, going to the bar, and carefully reviewing the sports pages from various newspapers around the country. If you want to be a football tout, you have to have the dedication to pass up the pleasurable experiences in life and put your nose to the grindstone while endlessly watching Sports Center on ESPN and the Football Channel.
See You In Court, where calling the "hot read" audibles off the blitz is something we believe is best left for Sunday afternoons and not Monday mornings.