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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Barack And A Hard Place...


Well, the people have spoken. Or at least something like 17% of them have. That's the math, when you break it down. Not like I'm here to bitch about election results. But I do have a major beef with the process.  I mean, from what I saw last night. The guy I voted for didn't even actually run. Which is weird, because I totally saw his name on the ballot right before I cast my vote for him. And that's my issue. You can blame the Republicans or the Democrats if you want, but I but the blame on partisan politics in general. And I wouldn't be so convinced that's the main problem if I didn't see both parties and the TV networks in their back pockets go to great lengths to ignore anyone with an R or a D next to their name. Fix the system, and you'll get better results. That's all I'm saying. And opening up the forum, giving equal time to those that have met the Federal guidelines to be on the ballot, should go a long way towards giving it the overhaul that it's needed for quite some time...

Sorry to get even the least bit political. I know you've been getting bombarded on Facebook with all sorts of extremist bullshit, and I hate to contribute to a river of excrement so vile and disgusting that even Andy Dufresne wouldn't dare shimmy through. But I'm also not one to keep quiet. Not when I feel my views, and the views of many that I know are going unrepresented by what's supposed to be a government run by and for the people...

So there. Now you know my thoughts on the election. I know you were dying for my reaction, so there it is. Next week I'll tell you how to raise you're kids and express my thoughts on what happens after you die...


As for any sports news that's come across my desk, the only tidbit of note was the Red Sox signing of David Ortiz. I wanted them to spend money, and in signing Ortiz to essentially a 2 year $30 million dollar contract, they did exactly that to keep their man. However, the spending needs to continue. I wouldn't put it past this ownership group to overspend for Ortiz only to assure a positive face on what they think will be another disappointing few seasons. If this is step one? It's a great sign. A sign that not only are they looking to spend, but that they're willing to overspend. But if this is the last major card they plan to play, then there won't be any reason to think they team will be any closer to competing than they have been in recent years...

But hey. The hot stove is just starting to heat up. So there's still plenty of time for the Red Sox to make their intentions clear. I'll give them that time. I'm just not willing to start patting anyone on the back until I'm convinced their actually committed to turning this thing around rather than milking it for every last dollar that it's worth...


Other than that, I've got nothin' for ya. I'm obviously excited that college basketball is only a few days from getting underway. But there'll be plenty of time to talk about that once the season has actually gotten started. Something that, as a Syracuse fan, I was hoping would happen on Friday. Now, thanks to a little rain, I'll have to wait until Sunday afternoon to get my fix. Not an ideal situation, sports viewing wise. But I'll take Syracuse playing on a boat over Dallas/Philly every day and twice on Sunday. Mmmmmm. College hoops Sunday doubleheader on a boat. Now that would be sweet...

Either way. It'll be great to have college hoops back in the fold. Really makes this one of the greatest times of the year to be a sports fan. If only the NBA were locked out right now, too. Now that would make for a perfect world. Oh well. I'll take what I can get...


Decent results last week, but seeing as Vegas had it's worst sports betting weekend in it's history thanks to all the favorites covering, 9-4 isn't really all that great. Oh well. That's the great part about numbers. Three weeks from now it won't matter how easy this week allegedly was. 9-4 is 9-4. And I'll take that any time I can get it. You'd be wise to do the same...

NFL Picks

Last Week: 9-4-0

Overall: 80-68-6 (.539)

Twitter Picks: 15-8-1 (.646)

NCAA Picks

Last Week: 8-5-1

Overall: 59-39-3 (.599)


Catch you Friday, friends. Be good. Oh, and I'd stay away from Facebook for a few more days. Let the Teds get all of this stuff out of their system. They'll forget about it soon enough and go back towards posting pictures of their dogs and babies. Don't worry...


Teddy Williams...
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