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.
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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.