Friday, November 28, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

It's real, and it's spectacular:


Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 13

Last week did not start off well for me, as I lost the Thursday night game (as I'm sure everyone else did too). However, I recovered and finished 12-3 for the week with my second best record so far. The 12 correct picks included my Pick of the Week (Indianapolis) and my lone upset pick (Cleveland), and I am 10-2 and 14-15 on the season, respectively. My overall percentage increased a bit to 68%, and I will need to win about 50 of the remaining 64 games to reach my goal of 70% for the season. The bye weeks are no more, so bring on the football!

As I mentioned above, I incorrectly picked Kansas City to beat winless (at the time) Oakland. Can't blame me for that one. I picked Houston at home over Cincinnati in a toss up, so not upset about that one. And I really have to stop picking New Orleans (or anyone from the NFC South) as they were unable to beat Baltimore at home. On to this week's picks, including 3 Thanksgiving Day games!

Thanksgiving Day
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, 1pm
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens
Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams
Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars
New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, 8:30pm
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Monday, 8:30pm
*Miami Dolphins* at New York Jets

*Pick of the Week*

upset pick as of 11/27 11:15am

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Week 6: 13-1-1
Week 7: 11-4
Week 8: 9-6
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Week 12: 12-3
Season: 119-56-1 (68%)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 12

By the time last Thursday's game was over, I reached 100 wins for the season! However, the rest of the games didn't go quite so well as I finished 8-6 for the week. It dropped my overall mark by a few tenths, but nothing significant. Rounding up a little, I'm still at 67%. I was only 1 of 3 for upsets, which brings that overall tally to 13-15. My Pick of the Week was barely successful, but raised my  record to 9-2.

So let's get this out of the way: Nobody was picking St. Louis over Denver. Don't even try to tell me you did! Washington proved they can't win with any QB, as Tampa Bay beat them for only their 2nd win all year. I picked home underdog Carolina to win, but Atlanta decided to spoil that party late in the game. Houston ended up beating Cleveland, once again proving that Cleveland is impossible to predict. My 5th and final loss from the 1pm games came when New Orleans failed to score more than Cincinnati; 2 more teams I can't figure out. And finally, in my "what was I thinking?!?" upset pick, Arizona beat Detroit at home. And so we come to Week 12, where we will see the last of the by weeks:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Sunday, 1pm
Detroit Lions at New England Patriots
Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears
Jacksonville Jaguars at *Indianapolis Colts*
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, 8:30pm
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Monday, 8:30pm
Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints

Byes
Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 11/20 8pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Week 6: 13-1-1
Week 7: 11-4
Week 8: 9-6
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Week 11: 8-6
Season: 107-53-1 (67%)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cock Magic

NEW YORK, November 17, 2014 – There are illegal goings-on in the basement of City Wok in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Cock Magic,” premiering Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Kenny excels at playing the game, Magic: The Gathering. He has the boys’ full attention until a new, hard-core activity gets in the way. When Wendy tries to get Stan to pay attention to what she’s doing, she realizes that what he does with his guy friends always comes first.



SPS

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 NFL Picks Week 11

I managed to fare slightly worse than last week, but still increased by overall mark slightly with a 9-4 record for Week 10. It wasn't enough to raise it above 67% overall, but still an improvement. I correctly chose my Pick of the Week (Denver over Oakland) and improved to 8-2 overall. I was 0-1 in my only upset pick of the week, dropping that record below .500 again to 12-13.

I'd have to look back, but this may have been my first Thursday Night Football loss. Shame on me for picking anemic Cincinnati over "are they good?" Cleveland. Again, I lost 2 very close games late, as San Francisco beat New Orleans and Kansas City defeated Buffalo, both on the road. Finally, in a game I'm sure nobody picked correctly, the New York Jets took care of the Pittsburgh Steelers. On to Week 11:

Thursday, 8:30pm
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, 1pm
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints
Sunday, 4/4:25pm
Oakland Raiders at *San Diego Chargers*
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, 8:30pm
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 8:30pm
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans

Byes
Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

*Pick of the Week*

upset picks as of 11/13 2:30pm

Previous Results
Week 1: 11-5
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 11-5
Week 4: 5-8
Week 5: 11-4
Week 6: 13-1-1
Week 7: 11-4
Week 8: 9-6
Week 9: 10-3
Week 10: 9-4
Season: 99-47-1 (67%)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grounded Vindaloop

NEW YORK, November 10, 2014 – What’s real is anyone’s guess in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Grounded Vindaloop,” premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Butters is convinced that he’s living in a virtual reality. When he suddenly goes rogue and wreaks havoc at home and all over South Park, everyone struggles to figure out what’s real.



SPS

Saturday, November 8, 2014