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Saturday, December 06, 2008

NFL WEEK FOURTEEN

We're down to 379 Parcells and counting after another losing week

Miami is +1 at Buffalo.  Fins playing second game indoors in two weeks. We'll take the point and the Fins +100. 

Green Bay is at Home against the Houston Texans. The Pack has lost their last two, while the Texans have won their last two. Both teams are neither as good nor as bad as their last two games indicate. The Pack is favored by six. Regression to the mean: Green Bay ends a two gam losing streak and Houston ends a two game winning streak.  Lay the 6. Pack +150. 

Cleveland - the team many picked to win the AFC North limps into Tennessee. The Brownies start Ken Dorsey (remember him?) at QB and it goes downhill from there. Take the Titans -13.5 +125. 

LATE PICKS: 12:40 PM. 
Giants/Eagles- 44.5. Weather related under under under. +200.

Steelers/Cowpokes.  42. Weather related under under under. +200. 



FORGET ME NOT.
Henry Gustav Molaison passed away this past week. Don't remember who he is? Click here for the NY Times Obituary on the most important patient neurologists who study memory have ever had.  Due to a brain operation at age 27, Molaison lost all ability for long term memory. His affliction and the insight neurologists were able to draw from it, changed the way science views memory and the brain. His  was a remarkable yet tragic life. 

A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Sunny Von Bulow, in a coma since 1980, when her then  husband was accused of trying to kill her, passed away yesterday. The case was a 1980's sensation, with Claus Von Bulow initially convicted of attempting to kill his wife. Alan Dershowitz and a band of rag tag law students from Harvahrd filed an appeal on behalf of Von Bulow and won. Their efforts are detailed in the book and movie "Reversal of Fortune."   While winning the appeal was a wonderful bit of lawyering, the real story never told  was the brilliant defense mounted at the second trial in Rhode Island by one of the very best trial lawyers we have ever met: Tom Puccio of New York City.  The NY Times obit is here. 

It is sad and tragic to note that Ms. Von Bulow's children had both their parents in an irreversable coma for many years of their life. In 1983 Prince von Auersperg was in a coma due to a car accident. He passed away in 1992. 

Life is full of strange and tragic coincidences. 


William Ayers, the "domestic terrorist" linked to President elect Obama  during the election, has finally, and eloquently,  spoken out about the role he was thrust into during the election. His Op Ed piece is here. It is worth reading.


Go Dolphins. 


10 comments:

eyeonjaywhite said...

For those Dol=Fans traveling to Toronto and who are about to ROCK, Jay White and his merry band of Dol-Fan ROCKERS SALUTES YOU.

Anonymous said...

Ayers is a terrorist. Anyone who places bombs in the Pentagon and Capitol, for any reason should be classified as such.

Anonymous said...

The Latin-American Bar Association proudly announces its 9th annual A VERY HIALEAH CHRISTMAS- to be held at Pepe's Medicare Clinic and Cafeteria on SW 8th st- which is also NE 99th st and SW 4th Ave, in Hialeah.

As always Mario Diaz-Balart will be the ghost of Casto past; Lincoln Diaz Balart will be the ghost of Castro present and for the very first time- Kathy Fernandez Rundle will be the ghost of Casto future.

One night only- December 24, at 6, 8, 10, and the special midnight showing with pan con lechon!!!!!!!

Rumpole said...

Let me get this straight- #1 loses. And somehow Florida Fans don't think #2 moves to #1 and #3 moves to #2???? Just because was #4 they somehow think Florida is now #1 or #2? How far down does a #1 team have to lose to another team before #2 becomes #1? The #5 team? How about if the #10 team beats the #1 team- does the #10 team become #1?

eatin brawts said...

I'm sitting here with my new George Foreman grill grilling some brats indoors, thanks to KennY Weisman the King of the Grills!!!

Anonymous said...

Rump--you seem like a smart football fan--and good call on the unders--but your florida comment is ridiculous. There is no way the best team in the SEC, which they clearly are, doesn't deserve to go to the national championship. I am not a UF alum, I don't have a dog in the fight, but I have watched most of their games this year, and they have been absolutely dominant, they destroyed Bama in the 4th quarter last night, and they absolutely deserve to face Oklahoma in the national championship (which they will be double digit favorites in again, and probably cover). The only legit beef re that game is that Texas doesn't get to go even though they beat Oklahoma. But thats on the Big 12.

Anonymous said...

Rump, your analysis fails to take into account the strength of the schedule and when exactly the loss occurred during the season.

Anonymous said...

nice job by galanter. brown nosing the judge and the state did no good. I hear he actualy got paid for this case about the same as a cja lawyer or sy would have charged.and he gloats what a good job he did with OJ only getting 33 yrs. I am sure the juice appreciates the result as he stews in his cell.

County Dumb Dumb's takin charge said...

Our tax dollars hard at work! read this Herald piece, what a complete joke!

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/803726.html

Anonymous said...

Add Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley’s name to the list of hopefuls to replace outgoing Chief Circuit Judge Joseph Farina.