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.
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