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Sunday, December 07, 2014

SUNDAY NFL SUPRISE ATTACK DECISION

Before there was 9/11 (quick- what day of the week was it?) there was Sunday, December, 7, 1941, "a day which will live in infamy."  For those judges and prosecutors and PDs born after 1975, that was not the day Starbucks didn't offer wi-fi and didn't take groupons (whatever those actually are) for scones. It was the day the United States was "suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

History is important, and we should take a moment today and remember why we live in a country that has Wi-Fi and Starbucks and all the other modern things we can't live without- including the freedom to protest by walking into court in a few weeks "HANDS-UP."

Just a thought.

There isn't a game we would suggest wagering a shekel on today. But we will take a flyer on a few-just for fun. Don't put your Xmas money on these.

The Raiders are +8.5 at home against the 49'ers. The Raiders start Derek Carr, rookie QB, after winning their first game of the season ten days ago. The dysfunctional 49'er stagger into the Bay, their coach the subject of rumors of a post-season trade to Oakland- which the equivalent of a judge being moved from Miami  Beach to Hialeah.  Take da Raiders.

An angry Ravens team comes to Miami after suffering a last second loss against the Chargers at home. The Ravens and our Fins are locked in a tight seven team tie for a wildcard spot. The Dolphins have a December game with  playoff implications! The Dolphins are favored by 3. The Fins will win 27-24. So it's a push. Take the Fins anyway, especially if you are going to the game. Have some fun.

Seahawks at Eagles. Another NFC West team goes on the road, its troubles not necessarily behind them. The problem for Eagles fans is their QB. Which Mark Sanchez will show up? No idea. So take the over 48.

J....E....T....S....JETS JETS JETS travel to the cold confines of Minnesota (doncha know) to play the Vikings. The Jets are in their own race of sorts, to be on the clock for the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft- during which they will NOT pick a certain QB from FSU. The Vikes are giving up 5.5. They could be giving 25.5 and will steal beat the sad sacks from Broadway.

Cheaters are in San Diego, and everything about this game soeaks for let-down game for the boys from Bahstan. Except that their evil genius coach doesn't allow for such things to occur. After every game he speaks in the same mono-tone voice, mumbling about how his team needs to get better in the three phases of the game- no matter the score, no matter the result.  The cheater doesn't have any let downs, and neither will his team. Cheaters -3.5 at sunny San Diego.

SURVIVOR POOL- If possible- our two survivors should post their picks in the comments section. We are about to take off and won't have internet for a while. If both players post their pick in the comments, we won't post either comment until we receive both and then they can check the comments section. Good luck.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lions

Dustin Tischler

Anonymous said...

This is Jack's wife. I know he can be a bother but I just want everyone to know he is harmless as long as he doesn't have access to a fax machine. He is getting help. A few months ago he retired to the garage and announced his intention to write his memoirs. But then when I checked what he wrote it was just 350 pages of "I need a fava from Dava ". So we took the computer away but the dr said he could have it back and now obviously he started posting again. So please bear with us. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Plea D also took the Lions

Anonymous said...

Jack Whoever may indeed be crazy, but his point was valid and shouldnt be dismissed with ad hominem.

A reading of the GJ testimony makes it clear that Mr. Brown's hands were not up in surrender when he was killed, shortly after robbing an immigrant.

Many people of good will and sincerity believe that Mr. Brown's killing was an execution of a man surrendering, based upon his skin color. No reasonable person with the time to examine the evidence could believe such a thing. Yet the belief persists.

Anyone who cares about people who are hurting, or who desires to lessen racial animosity in this country, ought to do everything he can to help the misguided understand the true facts of that tragedy. From truth, progress comes.

Continuing the "Hands Up / Don't Shoot" refrain works in the other direction. It's inflammatory.

Being inflammatory is not per se a bad thing, but being inflammatory based on BAD FACTS is. Let's respect those who face real oppression enough to treat them to real facts.

Rump has professional training and a long career of being able to suss out evidence and facts. He should know better than to throw the "Hands Up" language around, given what is at stake. This isnt theater. This is life and death.

Robert Kuntz said...

OK.

So maybe this isn't the year for the Browns after all.

But next year . . . Now next year looks very promising indeed.

WEISMAN - COLBY Law Firm and Fine Men's Suits, Inc. said...

SIR KENNETH WEISMAN and Judge Jon Colby ALSO take the LIONS!

Anonymous said...

To 8:43pm. The man was in the middle of the street unarmed and a few feet away from the officer when he was shot 8 times. You can believe what you want but don't tell others with just as much or more experience in the justice system what to conclude. Police involve themselves in situation of the same kind hundreds of times a day without emptying their guns into the skull of unarmed "suspects".