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Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009

It was 68 perfect Florida degrees when I got off my bike this Friday morning at exactly 8:03 AM having returned from Key Biscayne. Just in case you're interested. 

Update: we have our first reader prediction- below.


RESOLUTIONS AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2009.

Post yours in the comments sections and we will put the most intriguing ones on the front page. 

Rumpole resolves to 1) try more cases; 2) write more and follow my writing schedule; 

Speaking of reclusive authors....




HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY J.D. SALINGER. 
You da man. The title of the post clicks to the NY Times article on his 90th birthday. 


"HAPPY"  50TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR OPPRESSIVE "REVOLUTION" FIDEL. They said it wouldn't last (just like our anonymity). But you showed them- on the bodies of the Cuban people, you sure showed them. 

Our First prediction: Our anonymous blog will be around long after Fidel is gone and Cuba is once again free. 

Our Second Prediction: The second shoe of the mortgage crisis (not the sub-prime mortgages) falls and another 500 billion in mortgages goes bad. The stock market falls to 6500 before rallying. The economy goes sideways in 2009. No real growth and no signs of consumer spending or confidence until the fourth quarter. It's going to be a rough year money wise folks. 

Our Third Prediction: President Obama's recovery plan will have real success in 2010.

Our Fourth Prediction: The first major  member of the Obama administration to resign will be Larry Summers. Passed over for the Treasury Cabinet position, Summers is the head of the White House National Economic Council. 

Your Super Bowl winner, on the pages of this humble blog, Sunday.

OUR FIRST READER PREDICTION:

Prediction for this weekend:

Ravens 24
Dolphins 3

This year's Phins were one of the most improved teams in NFL history, but they also had a weak schedule and a division in turmoil. The Phins have a promising future, but their youth and lack of playoff experience will show against a seasoned Ravens team.

And I also predict that Rumpole will pick the Steelers to win the Super Bowl (although even as a die-hard Steelers fan, I think that Baltimore, the Steelers, Indy and the Titans all have about an equal chance of making it).


Rumpole replies:  The Steelers merit close consideration. Can they run through the playoffs relying mostly on their superb defense? Maybe. If Ben R gets hot and doesn't throw more than one pick in three games. The real problem is that they don't have a punting game. You need a good punter to work hand in hand with the defense. 
The Titans? I'm not convinced their QB is for real. But they are.  Indy is Indy, Peyton can carry that team to a SB win, no problem.  I do think Indy will whoop San Diego and that Indy will play the Titans.  If the Fins win, they can't beat Pittsburgh. But if the Ravens win, they can, and may well do so, except it is in Pittsburgh. So we have a lot of  factors to ponder over the weekend. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

New Times Dirty Dozen of 2008, with comment by the dirtiest of them all

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/01/shaq_jack_thompson_carlos_alva.php

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, the rule of anonymous blogging require that you endeavor to answer all questions on one day a year. Whatever the question may be. Your application indicates that you have chosen New years Day, which seems to be customary.

So tell me this dear anonymous blogger-

At what Chinese Restaurant is Kenny Weisman eating this New Year's Day eve, and is that restaurant accessible to us mere mortals?

Anonymous said...

i predict that the U will finish in the top 10 next year and that the fins will win the afc title.

Kenneth Weisman said...

There will be not be a New Year's Day Chinese Bacchanalia in the Weisman home. Mr Chu's on Washington has closed and we quite frankly find Tropical overrated. We reccomend Joe's Takeout for an order of fried chicken, chopped salad and a Key Lime Pie. If you must go Asian we highly reccomend Matsuri or Hiro's Yakko San for Japanese fare. Miami has no Shun Lee Palace or Chin Chin equivalent

eyeondenaro said...

Kenny doesn't know the best restaurants anymore. He's over the hill. Done. For the best restaurants and for the person to see to get in, ask Joel Denaro. He's the real deal, especially on SoBe.

Anonymous said...

EYeONdenaro is right. He doesn't even know where to go for Chinese. It's sad to see pros try and hang on when they are done and should retire. It's a sad day.

real fake mark bittman said...

I think Kenny can stage an "Ali" like comeback. He didn't swing at the obvious "Yips" like Denaro would, but if he doesn't know about Chun Lee Reign Cantons (4 tables, 83 year old owner-chef- only accessible in back of parking lot in run down strip mall) he has clearly lost his edge. He's hanging on. His mind is writing checks his stomach can't cash. It is sad to see legends hang around too long. But in his heyday no one, not Denaro, could touch him.

Anonymous said...

Rumps, answer me this then-

Who was Cookie Gilchrist and why should I care?

Rumpole said...

Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist (born May 25, 1935 in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania) was an American football player in the American Football League.


In an early civil rights victory for black athletes, Gilchrist led a successful boycott of New Orleans as the site of the 1965 American Football League All-Star game. He is the only athlete to turn down being enshrined into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum, because of what he described as racism and exploitation by management. Gilchrist frequently was at odds with team management, the American ones working for Canadian teams, he told a reporter from the London Free Press, saying that most of the problems he encountered were a result of his standing up for principles at a time when black athletes were expected to remain silent.

Anonymous said...

Prediction for this weekend:

Ravens 24
Dolphins 3

This year's Phins were one of the most improved teams in NFL history, but they also had a weak schedule and a division in turmoil. The Phins have a promising future, but their youth and lack of playoff experience will show against a seasoned Ravens team.

And I also predict that Rumpole will pick the Steelers to win the Super Bowl (although even as a die-hard Steelers fan, I think that Baltimore, the Steelers, Indy and the Titans all have about an equal chance of making it).

Anonymous said...

could it be that Rumpole is none other than weatherman DON NOE? he

loves the temperature!!!

but: possibly Rumpole is a local sportscaster as he loves the STEELERS also...

Anonymous said...

who is KUNST that filed in Paul Segal's seat??
2010 getting hot already

Grey Tesh said...

Labarga got the Supreme Court appointment. Captain was right. He called it in the comments section a while back.
Grey

Anonymous said...

BEST TURN AROUND TEAM
Our Dolphins will take out the Ravens. I predict a close game, with Ricky Williams running over 100 yards.
21-20
yikes. that was too close.