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Saturday, November 14, 2009

NFL WEEK TEN

We start off Sunday with some sad news:

Judge Leonard Rivkind has passed away. As a former Chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida he instituted the domestic violence court. If you didn't appear before Judge Rivkind, you missed a good solid judge who was committed to the law and the people of Dade County. The attorney who alerted us to the passing of the Judge had this to say:
I never found a judge who treated all people who he met more decently.
A very bright and caring jurist.

At a time when a few misbegotten lawyers are giving the profession a bad name, Judge Rivkind's life serves to remind us that many lawyers find fulfillment in working honestly and to the best of their abilities. And when a lawyer of talent and dedication Like Leonard Rivkind is elevated to the position of Judge, we all benefit.


Lots of big games today and we start with the biggest.

Sunday night: Cheaters and their evil genius coach and pretty-boy QB play at the Colts. Take Indy at home -2.5. Indy is hurting, especially on defense. However The Cheaters have defense problems as well. Manning at QB has essentially refused to let his team be out-scored this year. Among many great years, this may be his most impressive effort yet. The last team with the ball scores and wins. The over under depends: if you can get 48 take over, if it's 50 leave it be. Indy +200 -2.5.

Buffalo at Tennessee. The number is 41. Tennessee is on a two game win streak having made a mid-season QB change to Vince Young. Buffalo has a Harvahrd boy at QB. While David O Markus may like that, we aren't particularly impressed. Nuff said. We like the under here for 100 Massachusetts Halls. *

Detroit at Minnesota. The Vikes are favored by 16.5. The Lions barely have a heartbeat. Many years ago Tampa Bay Head Coach John McKay who laboured through two non-winning seasons in the Bucs first two years as an expansion team was asked, after a particularly difficult loss, how he felt about his team's execution. He answered that he was in favor of it. The same goes for the Lions these days.
Vikes -16.5 +300 McKays.

SUICIDE POOL
On and on we go.....
Rick Freedman-Vikings; Ifitkhar Memon-Saints; Daniel Tibitt-Dolphins; Peter Sautter-The Fins, which even he says is surprising since he could pick the Vikes over the Lions.


You don't meet many women named Millicent these days.

* As David would tell you, it's the oldest building at Harvarhd.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thought there were four left in suicide pool?

Rumpole said...

There are. The last pick just came in. My policy is to try and get the picks as I have them up Sunday morning.

Anonymous said...

Last I heard, Jeff Felier, International Man of Mystery...ba da dum dum, was in Portugal on a complicated Admiralty case.

Pick Em Paulie said...

Well, we started the week off right with our Thursday night post taking SF -3.5. So there is one in bag. Agree with Rumpy on the Indy game and the Tenn under. Good week this week can get us over .500, but the vig is killing us.

All bets for $500.00
NO-13.5
Indy -2.5
Buff/Tenn under 41
Baltimore -10.5

2009 record
22-23-1 48.89% -$1650

Anonymous said...

Judge Rivkind was a fair judge and the trialmaster tried many a case before him.He was "old school" that is an accomplished lawyer who gave back in giving up a good practice to take the bench. A far cry from Aiden, Thomas and some others who could not make a nickle in private practice. I will miss Judge Rivkind.

Anonymous said...

I Think you mean "Adrien", whose days are numbered.

Anonymous said...

I got an email from Jeff Felier, ba da dum dum, international man of mystery saying he was in Singapore. Maybe he was tracking down Rothstein booty.

Anonymous said...

how can you praise someone who was a special asa to prosecute porn cases?

Anonymous said...

Rump,

Could you please post who is left in the suicide pool, and who they have selected so far?

Anonymous said...

Sigh. As usual, some poor, pathetic creature has to pass a man who had the misfortune of not only passing away, but of being complimented on this blog.

6:33..........very classy. Does criticizing a dead man who devoted his career to serving the community make you feel better?