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Sunday, October 02, 2011

NFL 2011 WEEK FOUR





Question for the day: How does the guy find the time to be South Florida's Super Lawyer, AND be on Survivor? DOM does it all!

UPDATE: LAST OF THE PICKS ARE IN: Brian Freedman did the dreaded last minute switch with predictable results- with about six minutes before kickoff BF switched to the Vikings over KC and Mr. McNabb will NOT be a BFF anytime soon with BF as the Vikes lost to the hapless Chiefs.

Lurvey took the Packers, while Juan Gonzalez and Plea D and AdamT2 all took the Tampa Bay Bucs.

The suicide pool marches on:

Highlights from week three include the loss of these players who put their faith in the Cheaters: BTDT (who still impressed us by sending us his picks for the entire season before week one.), Robert Kuntz, and Peter Sautter. The rest march on and their picks are here:

The Packers are the popular pick in week four, with Colby, Grieco, Basco, and Rick Freedman all snacking on cheese. Michael Feiler thinks the Pats will bounce back; Cary Clennon is hopping on the Tampa bandwagon; and Brian Freedman likes the Falcons to win today.

Kenneth Weisman, et.al., likes the Bears and the shocker of the week is that Clayton Kaeiser-noted Bears fan is putting his fate with the Bears opponent today- the dangerous Panthers. Mr. Kaeiser is simultaneously putting his season on the line while predicting his Bears go down in flames. Fascinating.

Waiting for picks: Plea D, Lurvey, Juan Gonzalez, AdamT2.

Picks: Last week we had a great week, winning almost all of our selections. This was a bit of a busy week so no real strong opinions but we are concerned that the wheels may be coming off the bus on the Fins and would give the 10 and take the Chargers at home even though the Fins play better on the road.

What Rumpole will be watching: Three great games: Jets at Ravens, take the Ravens -3.5; Steelers at Texans, love the over 45; Cheaters at Da Raiders- rooting for the Raiders.

Eagles are 1-2. Who told you before the season began they were overrated?


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

A question for the panel-

Who do you think has worse spelling and grammar?

DS or those cows on the Chick Fil A commercials during college football games?

Anonymous said...

Great speech last night by Judge Silverman on the need for new courthouses in Miami last night. He is right - we have a lot of influential people in this community who can start the crusade to get one. It may not be in a year, but we can make it happen people.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole - I love this suicide pool. It makes the NFL season so much more exciting! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Rump

Is Christie too fat to be president?

Anonymous said...

Judge Silverman is a bad guy. He was the worst criminal court judge ever. A terrible draw...

Anonymous said...

Judge Scott Silverman is such a kind man and tries to do the right thing. Why would 2:16pm say that he is a bad guy? Do you think he is State oriented? He has been on the bench for 21 years now and has done so much to teach the community about the history of the 11th Circuit. Isn't he coming back to Criminal Division in January and take over Judge Sayfie's position?

Anonymous said...

I have the worse spelling. My Grammar is poetic license.
DS
And yes I did have ' sPEcial' classes in elementary school.
also I cannt see in the dark when I type my comments... too potted on chataue snake river

Anonymous said...

When the voters rejected the bonds to make a new courthouse, the county wasted some $18 million to build the side stairs and elevator. That could have been used as seed money to start building a new courthouse that could have been financed by renting or selling office space in it to attorneys and bondsmen.

Anonymous said...

Rump, please update remaining (four) picks.

Anonymous said...

Fins are only 6.5 to 7 point dogs. No where near ten.? Can't believe Kaieser picking against his Bears.

angry gurl said...

I hate idiots who look at a glass of wine and say "it has nice legs." Forget how it looks, wine is how it tastes. Morons who say a wine has nice legs are idiots who have watched a five minute "know about wines" video.

Your football stuff bores me to tears.

Guys who drive low or mid end BMWs are the same stups who say a wine has nice legs.

I could care less about the troubles you peons have a the jail. Send an associate. Don't have an associate to send? Time to hang up private practice and head back to the PDS office with a sign over your head "I didn't make any money in private practice!"

Or you can become a judge. Have yet to meet more than one or two judges who were truly successful in private practice, although I have also yet to meet a judge who lost a case in private practice (according to them.)

I feel better now. Next Sunday....AG

Anonymous said...

More white trash with guns:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/02/2011-10-02_retired_florida_cop_shoots_and_kills_son_after_argument_erupts_in_gunfire_police.html

Anonymous said...

Any of you out there ever take a class from Professor Jones, who was just popped for a second time for solicitation? The same professor whose outgoing voice mail message stated that he is "probably away working on my book very hard.’’

Anonymous said...

at 100 dollars a day an inmate thats a $Million Dollars a day for drug users to be locked up in FLA.
DS

PRISONS

Lawmakers seek help for drug-addicted inmates

One of every 10 inmates in the Florida prison system is behind bars for using drugs, and only a fraction get help for their addiction
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/01/2432981/lawmakers-seek-help-for-drug-addicted.html

Anonymous said...

Silverman was beyond state oriented. Let him stay in civil, please. Sayfie is a wonderful judge- he is not. And I could give 2 shits about the history of the civil courts in Miami. Or getting a new criminal courthouse. I just want fair judges. Something he is not. He is smug also.

Anonymous said...

GREEN BAY ... all the way this year!

Anonymous said...

I could swear that as I was listening to todays Dolphins broadcast (good pick Rump BTW) that as we neared the two minute warning I heard Jimmy Cefalo say " This two minute warning brought to you by Two Guys Cigars..just head west on Bird road for Miami's finest selection of cigars. Two Guys-tobacconists to Miami's most discriminating cigar consumer..."

anybody else hear that?

Go shumie and rock the cigar world buddy!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:11pm - Get ready for January 2012 when Judge Scott Silverman comes back to the Justice Bldg. as Administrative Judge. CJ Brown has already made his decisions on this rotation!

Anonymous said...

Various comments:

DS- we kid you about your spelling. But no one who knows you questions your trial skills. Clearly that one blogger does not know you.

Are we voting on a new courthouse? I vote neigh. (yes, like a horse!) What we need is a parking ramp attached to the courthouse, so I don't have to walk through puddles and in the rain.

I don't know Silverman, but if Sayfie leaves, it is a loss to the criminal courthouse.

Is Sparano still the coach? Is there a good QB coming out of college this year that the Fins can pick up? How about some offensive lineman?

I heard a rumor that a bright attorney deduced something fishy going on in trial about anweek ago. Apparently he was able to see that the lead detective and the prosecutor in the case were just a bit too chummy. He was able to bring out on cross that the cop and ASA were dating, even though he figured it out just from seeing their interaction in court.

If anyone knows some of the details, it sounds like a great story, and I would like to hear the dirt. Also would like to know the outcome.

Anonymous said...

Silverman is a horrible judge. Instead of playing history teacher he should brush up on evidence. And he is way, way, state oriented. I remember him giving some migrant worker from homestead a year on a first DUI and laughing about it. Yeah, he is a real kind man.

Anonymous said...

I love how angry gurl and trialmaster are made up characters used just to get idiots to respond and....

Anonymous said...

Who is this guy?

Anonymous said...

You are all wrong.

Silverman is a very nice guy but, way too state oriented. He simply sucks up to the police way too much.

He launches you after a trial and denies almost all motions but, when a fucking cop was convicted in his courtroom of sexually molesting a woman after a traffic stop, he gave a bottom of the guidelines sentence. That made me sick.

So, get to know Silverman and you will meet a nice man who is very polite and courteous but, watch how he kissed the asses of the police.

Anonymous said...

Silverman is NOT state oriented. He's a big believer in cutting breaks to people who take responsibility for their actions.......I saw him give plenty of breaks over state objection to offenders he thought deserved them. He has great faith in the jury system and admits truckloads of evidence over state objection at trial. The only thing he does which can possibly be considered "state oriented" is whack people after trial. Big deal. Most of them deserve it. He bends over backwards for the defense at all other stages. He's not perfect (then again, nobody is), but there certainly are far worse.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

So it's okay to charge the trial penalty tax? I find that incredibly offensive, as the exercising of your constitutional right gets penalized if you have the misfortune of being blind filed into his courtroom? What happened to justice being blind and judges being neutral, and sentencing people based on the facts specific to their case, not just because they asked the State to actually prove their allegations?????

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sunday, October 02, 2011 7:08:00 PM...

Are you sure the Professor's outgoing message wasn't giving you the title of his book?????....

"probably away working on my book, VERY HARD.’’

Appropriate given his current arrest, don't ya think???

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the talk about a "trial tax."

It is not a tax, it is actually a "plea rebate." It is the rebate you get for accepting responsibility, and avoiding the added cost of trial.

Anonymous said...

I too have seen Scott Silverman do nice things but, he really screws you after trial and yes, I remember the exception.I was there that day. He did give a cop a low end sentence for a rape of a traffic stop. I too thought that was bullshit.