Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Here Is the Answer to Yesterday's Question - Zero. The Minnesota Vikings Have Never Scored a Single First Half Point in Their Four Super Bowls...
Alright, no one wants to play with me if I keep asking the tough questions, so I'll drop the skill level from 'Jeopardy' level to more of a 'Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader' level... Here you go..
Which of these players was NOT a Super Bowl MVP ?
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Well, no one will try running for President this way again, eh? The early numbers are coming in from the Florida Primary, and my boy Rudy Giuliani is coming in a distant third. If this holds up, it's entirely possible that he will drop out of the race, rather than waiting until Super Tuesday, where he could lose his home state of New York. Too bad...
I thought Rudy would make a solid, if unspectacular, President. Yeah, he's not everyone's cup of tea, but I agreed with him on almost everything, and I was impressed with him when we met this summer. Back then, we were riding pretty high, but the air came out of the blimp somewhere along the way.
Obviously, the strategy failed badly - it was basically the political equivalent of the prevent defense, and it worked in much the same way - it prevented him from winning. No one will skip the early primaries again. It may be known from this point on as 'pulling a Giuliani'. There were other factors - Fred Thompson's entry, and John McCain's resurrection definitely cost him. But the majority of the blame has to go on the team.
I hear that Rudy HAD to skip the early states because he wasn't going to do well in them. Most forget that Giuliani was leading South Carolina well into the Fall, was second in New Hampshire and third in Iowa. They traded those places in for sixth when they insulted all of them by skipping the necessary campaigning. The guy who made this decision probably won't work another political campaign in his life. This is the political equivalent of the '78 Red Sox, the '51 Dodgers, or the '07 Mets in terms of collapse. It's THAT bad...........
What about 2012? Forget it. The second try rarely goes as well as the first, with John McCain and Ronald Reagan being the exceptions. Once you have that big 'L' stamped on your forehead, it's hard to wash off. Rudy can rest up, enjoy himself again, and work from the sidelines. Take my word - sometimes it more fun that way..
Monday, January 28, 2008
For all the bad news South Carolina education gets, here's a snippet of good news. Kiplinger's Magazine named Clemson #33 on it's nationwide best buys for public colleges, followed closely by South Carolina at #35. My college didn't make it........
Congrats to both schools, and hopefully the high schools will start making some lists too.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
No, that's not John Elway, it's Craig Morton, who lost SuperBowl VI for Dallas, and later lost the Super Bowl for Denver - to Dallas. He is yesterday's trivia answer...
Here's today's Super Bowl trivia question...
Tom Brady is going for his 4th Super Bowl win, which would tie him with Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. What player has won the most Super Bowls (five)?
Saturday, January 26, 2008
We've got our first asskicking in the Primaries in 2008... Barack Obama got out the vote here, and easily took South Carolina. No surprise there. When you get 80% of the black vote, and they're 50% of the total voters, you're just about there. But the big question now is can Obama do it nationwide?
To figure this one out, we have to look closer at today's numbers. We know the dominance Obama has in the minority vote, but he needs others to vote for him to not be another Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. He has some definite positive signs for the future. Of those who voted under the age of 30, he got 50% of the vote, irregardless of race. Obama undoubtedly has the youth of America inspired. He doesn't get viewed as a black guy. His ability to cut across those gender and racial lines will give him a bright future in four years for sure. If Clinton does beat Obama this year, and she loses the November election, Obama will be almost nominated in 2012 by acclaimation.
But back to 2008... I honestly don't know. There are good signs for Obama to keep rolling along and win the nomination. He won in 97% white Iowa, but he got only 25% of the white vote here in South Carolina. The Clinton's have pushed this into a block vote partially based on race, and that could hurt Obama in the end. But my gut tells me that this guy is taking America by storm..... There were nearly 100K more votes cast in the Dems primary than in the GOP primary. These things don't happen in SC. I had two friends vote in today's Primary, and I'm sure they voted for Obama.
I've vacillated back and forth on this for a month now, but I've got a feeling that Obama has the juice to win the nomination this year. I'm wrong a lot, so don't take it to the bank. If I am wrong, Barack shouldn't worry - 2012 could very well be his year....
The Super Bowl is only 8 days away, so to celebrate and get you in the mood for the big game (Go Giants!), we're going to going to give you one trivia question each day, all the way til next Sunday.... I'm going to try and make them hard ones. I'm pretty sure you guys know your sports, so no easy ones here.
Who Is the Only Quarterback to Lose Super Bowls for two different teams?
Leave your answers in the comments....Good Luck !
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Yep, these posts just keep flying by with all this free time.. I'm not sure what George Washington has to do with the Number 900, but it was all I could find.
I'm not going to tell anything earth-shattering here, but we guys don't always say the right thing. In fact, we usually say something stupid whenever we open out mouths! Ever say to your lady, "You're acting crazy...Is it that time of the month?" If not , try it sometime and see what happens......
In the attempt to keep you from saying dumb things, we submit MSN's list of Ten Things to Never Say to a Woman...
1) "What did you do to your hair?"
2) "They both look the same to me."
4) "I've got it all under control."
5) "You're not one of those feminists, are you?"
6) "When are you due?"
7) "You're being emotional."
8) "You're acting just like your mother/my mother/my ex-girlfriend."
9) "You complete me."
10) "Do you really think you should be eating that?"
Personally, I have said Number 1, and Number 3. Which ones have you said, or what other stupid things have you ever used - and probably regretted? Post a comment.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
OK Guys, You've got about 3 weeks left to get your sweetie something for Valentine's Day. We've tried to help you expand your horizons a bit, but if you're not interested in a vibrating car seat or a message in sand, we'll try to go more traditional.
If you're looking for the more flowers/jewelry/chocolates route, here's a website to help you out....
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
In early September, after watching the Giants get pounded by the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, I was sure that the team was not making the playoffs. Boy, does that seem like a long time ago. The Giants knocked off both Dallas and Green Bay, and they will now face the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. I can't believe it....
Sure, they drove me crazy by missing field goals twice to win it, but they pulled it out in the end. Maybe they'll get killed in the Super Bowl by the Pats, but i'll worry about that in two weeks. Bobby is going to be in Pennsylvania for Super Sunday, so my schedule for the big game is open right now. There's a slight chance that I'll be working that day, but one step at a time.
Right now, none of that worries me - I'm just going to enjoy the big win, and look forward to my G-Men in the Super Bowl !!
It's not cheap - about 160 euros, which is about 170 dollars. But it is something that she probably hasn't done before, and I know i've spent more on the ladies for less.. With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, you better hurry. Knowing you guys, you'll settle for the flowers and chocolate, but I figured I try to expand your horizons.
Ms. X... Which one you like better - this , or the vibrating car seat?????
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Well, I got up this morning, went to the Post Office and voted. Most Election Days are pretty standard, but this one seems a bit more interesting. Here is my report from the field......
For starters, the weather. No snow here in Flotown, but it is raining and it's pretty cold. It reminds me of November 2006, but at least I'm not standing outside the polls freezing my ass off this time!! The vote count at 1130 AM was 134 - pretty low compared to last time, but it is a Saturday, so once the rain stops and the voters finish shopping, the count should be better.
Now the odd thing I've noticed. The polling locations in town have been switched all over the place. Highland Park Methodist has been switched to Florence Bible Chapel around the corner - Highland is having a Chicken Bog fundraiser for the Boy Scouts - the fundraiser looks well attended, but the polling place is pretty empty. The Church at Sandhurst is also a polling location, but who they are subbing for is unknown to me.
Due to the GOP and Dems having their Primary on alternating weeks, polling locations have been consolidated, and they are using less machines, since they can't be reprogrammed in time for the 26th. The machines don't look to be a problem, but major polling spots, like Carver Elementary - which has 2500 registered voters and votes 75% Republican, were consolidated with West Florence High School. I die laughing if all the downtown Florence polls were open today - they literally vote 99% Democratic. I figured those polls would be closed, but we don't want to disenfranchise those minority voters - even if they aren't going to show. :)
I hate to say it, but it looks pretty slow so far, and most of the voters there aren't real excited - not a lot of signs, and they're voting for voting's sake. South Carolina seems to have lost it's place as the decider of who will be the Nominee, and we're just going to have to see it play out elsewhere, and go with whoever wins..