We are already 4-0 on our picks this week. But that's average for us.
More losses in the survivor pool, but Rumpole survives. This week the Vikes, playing the hapless Bills, looks to be the top pick, followed by the red-hot Chiefs who are 2-0 on the road, and return to KC for their home opener against a disappointing 49'ers team.
Speaking of our Survivor game, play our SCOTUS nominee survivor game. Look to your right ----------> Vote.
And speaking of Rumpole, don't look now but we're beginning to DOMINATE our FF league and it's all because we 1) passed on A Brown (disgruntled WR Steelers) at the number 4 pick and grabbed Shaqon Barkley who is averaging a very respectable 25pts/game, and grabbed QB phenom Patrick Mahomes from the Chiefs, who is tearing up the league, and teamed him up with two Chief WRs. We're a FF point-machine to the point where our kicker went don't at the start of the game last week, and we didn't need him at all.
Mr. Hornstein has proposed a trade to us:
We already picked the Brownies for their first win on Thursday night, so we enter Sunday 1-0.
Dolphins, at home, -6 over the Raiders. Count us as hopping on our home-tram bandwagon. A top rated D will stop the Raiders on their second road trip in two week. The train is off the rails for Chucky's boys and it doesn't look promising for the rest of the year. WIN
Chiefs -6.5 at home over 49'ers. Once again KC doesn't let it be close, and it's fun to root for the team with your FF players. WIN
Cheaters -6.5 bouncing back against the Lions. Brady's angry. And he has a new weapon in Josh Gordon. Watch out.
Denver at Baltimore, under 44.5. Not a lot of O in either team. WIN
Stay away from the Skins, Saints, a Steeler team in such disarray it makes the White House look orderly, and the Falcons.
Apropos of nothing pigskin related, we found (and find) ourselves this whole week in the Eastern District of New York (more on this adventure into a foreign jurisdiction in a latter post) and were lucky enough to slip into Lila last night, the impossible to get-into heaven of pasta housed in an old Brooklyn garage (where else would you expect to find heaven?).
Lets start with the appetizers, especially the crostinis. There is chicken-liver crostini, which s drizzled with an aged and sweet balsamic. As Red Barber would say:" Oh doctor!". But even more delicious is the cured sardines on grilled crostini. Sardiney...crunchy..muy delicosos.
Then there is the agnolotti, a heavenly mix of sheep-milk ricotta and feta cheese wrapped in a pasta bathing in butter, saffron, and a honey-tomato sauce that is just... Indescribable.
Black bass, which is a locally caught fish, is similarly indescribable. It's grilled with salsa verde. A flaky white fish with some heat. And with the pasta, that's what you call heaven.
There's a very reasonable wine list, but we went high-end, with a 2015 Emdio Pepe Pecorino for three bills. It's an Italian dry white, with a sort of mineral taste, a delightful floral bouquet, and a finish of licorice.
Sometimes when travel has got you down, you just need to treat yourself with a high end meal. And when you can slip into a restaurant that routinely turns away A-listers, it's a double treat.