(American) Football Again

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Last night I watched my Redskins barely beat the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland could have tied it, and gone into overtime, or won it, they went for the win and didn’t make it, so they lost.

Kirk Cousins (backup quarterback) always plays better than Robert Griffin III, (starting quarterback)

This morning I was sitting in the woods and Miss Hawaii came walking by, wearing short short shorts. I told her I used to live in Hawaii. She was fascinated, and was sitting down to talk to me. Then the alarm went off.

Aloha!

Here we are again, Monday!

It was a very nice weekend. And it seemed pretty long too. Friday we went to the Island Air party.20130201_172529There were private jets you could go aboard. This one only costs 12 million!20130201_210109

20130201_172431I got a close up view of the helicopter that’s always hovering over our house.

20130201_192416There were boats and cars too, I posted the above picture on Instagram and Facebook, and got several comments that I should buy my wife that car, but we can’t even afford socks that match, so I guess we’ll have to wait.20130203_08243420130202_124224Saturday we went to the “soft opening” of the George Town Yacht Club. Really nice.

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And SUnday, we relaxed and went to a Super Bowl Party in the evening. Baltimore Ravens won and it was   a good game. It was outside though, and now I think I’m getting a cold. NO!

NFL21 Odds Super Bowl XLVII - 2013 Super BowlThat’s all for NFL Football this year, and that’s all for my post today! Have a good week!

100% correct!

 NFL Odds Super Bowl XLVII - 2013 Super BowlNFL Odds AFC  NFC For the first time all year, I got all my picks right! All two of them! In two weeks is the Super Bowl.

I have watched NFL football more this season than any other, ever.

This was a good weekend, uneventful, not much to remember, nothing to report. Looking forward to this workweek, I feel like I’m finally getting my feet on the ground at the new job.

Wild wet windy weedy weekend

Wello. Another Monday is upon us. Here was a not-too-bad weekend. Saturday The Wife and I went shopping, and got some Bougainvillaea bushes and a new pan for cooking.

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It’s a “Stir Fry” don’t call it a wok

I can’t remember what else we got. We stopped by the cigar store and I smoked one there. I meant to get a box to go, but somehow it slipped my mind. I looked at a box, good price, but only 12 cigars in a box. I like boxes with 25. We also looked at a new washer and dryer. (Uh on, the Wifes Brain wheels are spinnin’ like crazy, I can tell)… She got the whole thing planned out.

Then we came home, and I watched a little football. (I don’t give a rats ass after the Redskins coach murdered his team) The results and my hopes for next week are below.

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I guess I gotta go for Baltimore. I hate all the other teams. I had a hard time picking San Francisco over Atlanta because I dislike them both immensely. SanFran because I thought Joe Montana was a weenie. Atlanta, because I’ve always disliked them. But I picked San Fran because of number 7 on their team. Don’t know his name. He was running and making some good plays. The winner of these two games plays the Super Bowl. Whoopie.

Sometime I have to tell you my NFL team philosophy, It’s quite insane.

Sunday I planted the bougainvillaeas in our solid bedrock yard. I tried using my one inch masonry drill to loosen up the ground and got it stuck solid in the ground. Then I had to use a pickaxe to get it free. Damn bougainvillaeas better grow.

And it rained Sunday, and we had a big power failure and I put houseplants outside and it immediately quit raining before they could get wet. AGAIN, like always.

That’s it for today, this dang post is too dang long!

Damn The Redskins Coach!

NFL Odds Divisional Playoff Games - NFL Football Odds NFL Odds Wild Card Playoff GamesRedskins lost. The quarterback Robert Griffin III got re-injured (in the first quarter? or second?) and the coach kept him in till he collapsed in the fourth quarter. You can say it’s not just the coaches fault, RG3 apparently wanted to stay in. But when you boil it down, it IS all the coaches fault.

I think that Kirk Cousins is an excellent quarterback, and if he was put in, (at the very latest the start of the second half) the Skins would have easily won.

I am so upset. The Redskins never get beat, they always beat themselves.

Here’s this weekends results and my next weekends hopes. Vegas got it 100% last week.

Yeay Washington Redskins!

In a very good game last night, The Washington Redskins beat Dallas!

The Regular season is over, and the playoffs are starting next week

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Above, in Green, are my hopes for next week, in Red, are the results from yesterday.

It was hard to wake up this morning, I went to bed at about 12:30 and my alarm went off at 5:55.

In case anybody is wondering, Memory Monday will return at a later date.

Complaint: Washington vs Dallas game time.

wasvsdalI heard they moved the Washington Dallas game from 1 PM to 8:20 PM. Is this indeed true?

I think, moving the gametime gives an advantage to Dallas. Redskins never practice and seldom play at 8:20 at night, but 8:20 in Washington DC is closer to someone from Dallas’s “body clock” daytime play/practice time. It’s like taking away Washington’s home field advantage a little. (Redskins already played in Dallas this season, in Dallas’s time zone. Now it’s fair to play in Washington in Washington’s time zone.)

I never noticed an east coast Sunday game starting at night, it seems to me, it’s always a western game starting at about 8 PM EDT, which is earlier in the west, where the actual game is being played. I’m not including Monday Night Football…

Night football games have different statistics than day games, changing the gametime changes the odds and has an influence.

I wanted to go out someplace that had a big screen TV, have lunch and watch the game. I had even already asked the wife. I don’t want to stay out till probably after midnight on a weeknight. I don’t have a reason to be in a bar at night with a buncha drinkers. A restaurant in the daytime turns into a bar at night. I wanted to see the game at 1 in the afternoon. In the daylight. With my wife and some friends. With lunch. Moving it till night ruins it for me.

So, who is the “they” that made this decision? To me, “Prime Time” on a Sunday IS around 1pm. Not Sunday night at bedtime.

I don’t want to stay up till 11 or 12 when I have to get up for work the next day. I go to bed at 9. I wanted to see the game at 1.

I think changing the start time is suspicious, and gives Dallas an advantage while hurting Washington, so again I ask:

Who is the “they” that made this decision?

I betcha someone in Dallas had something to do with it.

Memory Monday – Christmas

pine-coneI remember living in South Carolina, where my sister was born. My Dad and I would take walks, and there were giant pine cones and Spanish Moss in the trees.I remember I found a cardboard arrow sign that said “Hot Dogs” on one side. I tried to write “Hot Dogs” on the other, but did it backwards. I didn’t understand what my parents meant when they said it was backwards, I though it was perfect, and here I was, writing before I could even write! But it was backwards, I drew the letters like the ink had soaked through the paper. I didn’t have the concept of writing in my head.

So one day, me and my Dad were out in the front yard on a warm South Carolina day, and I don’t know what we were doing, but my Dad said “You better be good, tomorrow’s Christmas”

I was completely surprised, I had no idea that Christmas was coming. Plus it was warm. You have to have cold and snow for a long time before you had to start thinking about Christmas. I remember thinking how out of touch I was to be unaware of Christmas the next day, and I remember thinking maybe my Dad was joking.

The next day I got that red bike from the post  couple days ago, with training wheels….

That was just about exactly 48 years ago today…. maybe 49…Damn.

It was kind of weird, celebrating Christmas AND Hanukkah all my life.

Below are my Tuesday NFL Football picks and the results, next weeks game, Redskins VS Dallas, will be the game of the year. I have friends going! C’mon WASHINGTON!!!

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WTF? No Monday Night Football this coming week?

NFL15 NFL16It wasn’t a bad week, football-wise. Skins won and Giants lost yeay. Dallas won, Booo. Three way tie for first place in the division. Why is there no Monday Night Football on my chart? We got a game on Saturday..

Friday. Party. Dreams.

Today it’s Friday, and although we already had our “official” Christmas Party for work, today is the unofficial one. The four in my division are going out to lunch. I hope we end up with an afternoon off early.

I had weird dreams last night. Running from the police in the halls of a building. “Stay with this guy, he knows how to get away”. But it was all slow motion. At one point I was in a waiting room with several people and every once in a while, a little weak police would come out and put cuffs on one of us and take him away.. I could leave easily but don’t. It’s one of those dreams that says “Something bad is going to happen, but you could avoid it easily”. One of those dreams that makes me feel weak and passive and used. One of my least favorite kinds of dreams.

I’m glad the Bengals beat Philly last night. I didn’t watch, but I followed on my phone till halftime. When I was a kid, the Bengals practiced in Wilmington, Ohio, where my Mom grew up. I was a kid and we went to one of their practices. So I like the Bengals.

Anyway, have a good weekend!