Sunday, December 27, 2015

NFL Week 16: Did That Just...Wait...What?

Hey, Hey, Everybody!!! Happy Holidays! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful whatever season you celebrate! I was going to continue to ignore the success of my Kansas City Chiefs, although I would like to congratulate Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Travis Kelce, and Marcus Peters. But then....This morning as I was slowly emerging from my food coma after a two day feast that is Christmas in our family, I heard the news about Peyton Manning. So, according to a report by Al Jazeera, Peyton Manning received HGH treatments while he was still an Indianapolis Colt. In addition, they contend that Manning's wife received shipments of HGH, so Manning's name would not be attached to the shipments. Manning, of course, has denied the report, and has said they were making it up and complete garbage. Meh, we will see.

Well, folks my fantasy season was more or less squashed last week when my team Just Gonzo was defeated after two my players under performed, and one dropped to negatives before being pulled from the game. yay...I'm playing for third place today...yeah, it bites.

In better news, I went 12-4 last week--my best week of the season. This brings my total to 128-83. Two more weeks y'all. I hope to go out swinging!

Sunday, December 27, 2015
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons: Carolina
Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions: Detroit
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins: Miami
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens: Pittsburgh
Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
New England Patriots at New York Jets: New England
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans: Houston

Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals: Green Bay
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle

New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota

Monday, December 28, 2015
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos: Cincinnati

Congratulations to Charles Woodson on his retirement. I think I speak for most Chiefs fans when I say thank you for retiring bro...No Thursday night or Saturday night football this week. Good luck to all fantasy players and all teams today. Until next week, "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis

Sunday, December 20, 2015

NFL Week 15: What We Know is that We Know Nothing...

Hey everybody! Happy Holidays! For me, happy Christmas break! Woo-Hoo! I have been noticeable quiet about my Kansas City Chiefs. I intend to stay that way. You have to understand that I have been a Chiefs fan for a long, LONG time, and they have had a history of disappointing me on numerous occasions. I will enjoy, but I will not brag or thump my chest about it.
The injury bug has continued to sprinkle his evilness throughout the NFL. I can't be the only person pulling out the team roster to recognize the players on the field. The NFL Postseason is going to be awful interesting, and the Pro Bowl is going to be a bunch of people most of us never heard of in August. If nobody watched the Pro Bowl before, they sure won't this year. (For the record, I only watched when one of my favorites played anyway, i.e the Chiefs, Tony Gonzalez, Jerry Rice, or Joe Montana).

Super Bowl 50 is now 49 days away. Most of us think that all signs point to a Carolina/New England Super Bowl, but do they really?  Yet, to quote Jim Mora himself, "You think you know, but you don't know, and you never will, okay?" Just take a look at last week. There was no way you would have me believe that Indianapolis, San Francisco, Detroit, Denver, and Buffalo would have lost last week, but see, wrong. Carolina and New England should be the Super Bowl, but you never know when an upstart team will upset a sure thing...see Ronda Rousey...

As a result, last week was my worse pick week this year with a lousy 7-10 record which brings my record thus far to 116-79. I would love to say that this week I will do much better, but you know what, I probably won't. Good luck in your fantasy playoff with whoever you can pick up to take the place of the backups you are already using...

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens: Kansas City
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts: Houston
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots: New England

Carolina Panthers at New York Giants: Carolina
Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins: Washington
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota

Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders: Green Bay
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers: Cincinnati

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles: Arizona

Monday, December 21, 2015
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans

Thursday, December 24, 2015
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders: San Diego

Saturday, December 26, 2015
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia

Until next week, "Playoffs?! Don't talk about playoffs! Are you kidding me? Playoffs?! I'm just hoping we can win a game, another game!"-Jim Mora

Sunday, December 13, 2015

NFL Week 14: Into the Home Stretch

Hey guys, very short post this week. The real job is also into the home stretch which means...EXAMS!

Last week, I had a 10-6 record thanks to slip-ups by New England, San Diego, Washington, and Atlanta. Atlanta and the New York Giants find inventive ways to tick me off every week. Oh, and GO CHIEFS! The record on the season is now 109-69.

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens: Seattle
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers: Carolina
Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears: Chicago
San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns: San Francisco
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay
Detroit Lions at St. Louis Rams: Detroit
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars: Indianapolis
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
Tennessee Titans at New York Jets: New York
Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles: Buffalo
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos: Denver
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
New England Patriots at Houston Texans: New England

Monday, December 14, 2015
New York Giants at Miami Dolphins: Miami

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams: Tampa Bay

Saturday, December 19, 2015
New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys: New York

Good luck this week to those of you who have fantasy playoffs this week. Until next week, "When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."-Author Unknown

Saturday, December 5, 2015

NFL Week 13: Raider Week

Welcome back, everybody! I'm still recovering for a couple of reasons this week. Number One: that train-wreck of a mid-season finale for The Walking Dead. I was really unimpressed with that. No Daryl, Sasha, or Abraham, Morgan's stupidity, and Sam...ugh...Sam, but I digress. The other is the surge that has taken place in Kansas City. My Chiefs began the year with a 1-5 record, and then proceeded to lose Jamaal Charles and all hope of the playoffs. Yet, here they are--the Chiefs are on a 5 game win streak, and they have jumped over San Diego and Oakland and are now in second place in the AFC West, and potentially a wild card spot. I have been eating crow for a while now, because you guys will recall that I picked the Packers and the Chiefs for Super Bowl 50. I know, I know that people laugh, but you know what it is still a possibility. The Chiefs end the season with one of the softest schedules having to face the Raiders twice, the Chargers, Cleveland, and Baltimore.

The Raiders scare me the most. Why? Because that team is so freaking unpredictable. They looked really good at the beginning of the year, and now...who knows. I always know that this will be a knock down drag out dog fight regardless, because the Chiefs and the Raiders hate each other. HATE EACH other, and they play each other hard even when there is nothing is on the line. Now, each is an obstacle in the other's playoff chances. I expect nothing short of insanity and no less than 100 penalties during the course of the games--most of which will probably be against Oakland.

The Patriots' were finally defeated by Denver in overtime by Pey-Pey's back-up. So, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are the last team standing.  Who saw that back on week 1? Aaron Rodgers threw a hail Mary pass to defeat the Lions in the last seconds of the game Thursday night. Atlanta continued its freefall, as did the New Orleans Saints. This season may be the last we see of Sean Payton and Drew Brees in the Quarter.  Speaking of losing, Just Gonzo, my fantasy team, lost last week for the first time in 5 weeks by a mere 1.74 points. My feelings are still hurt, much like Deanna after that bite.

Last week, I was a better than average with a 9-5 record, bringing my total to 99-63. I have high hopes for both my picks and my fantasy team as the fantasy season heads into its playoffs.

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears: Chicago
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns: Cincinnati
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams: Arizona
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins: Miami
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings: Seattle
New York Jets at New York Giants: Giants
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Atlanta
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders: Kansas City
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots: New England
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints: Carolina
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh

Monday, December 7, 2015
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins: Washington

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona

Shout out to blog favorite Tony Gonzalez who was named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team! Just another honor for the future Hall of Famer. FYI, Doug Gottlieb pointed out that the Chiefs have been winning ever since Gonzalez was honored as the featured drummer at the Chiefs home game on October 25. Let's hope the streak continues in Oakland!

Until next week, "Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will." ~Jawaharlal Nehru

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dead Viewing: Season 6, EP. 8: "Start to Finish"

Well folks, we have made it to the mid-season finale. You know, I miss the good old days when television shows would take a two month sabattical in the middle of the season.  Back then, they would show 4-6 new episodes, then a re-run or two, a few more new ones, a re-run or two, always taking Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks off, returning with new episodes after the new year. Then, re-running the whole season in the summer so that those of us with bedtimes and jobs could catch up with our favorite shows before the new season started. Not any more. Now, we get eight-ten episodes two months off, the end of the season, and a 5-6 month wait to start again. I generally hate this. Yeah, I love Netflix and Hulu, but I really miss those days.

So, I wonder who will die tonight. Mid-season has taken walker Sophia, Hershel, the Governor, Beth at the mid-season (and technically Tyreese). I'm thinking it will be somebody who will affect the group, but not the viewers. Here's who I would like to see go: Ron, Enid, Gabriel, Spencer, Deanna. I think Abraham, Eugene, Tara, Sasha, or Rosita may be out of time. I bank on Rick, Carl (although I expect him to get hurt), Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, Carol, and Maggie to make it. I would not even surprise me to see Morgan die tonight, simply because he will not take a life. Seriously, I need Ron to join Andrea, Nicholas, and Lori in the hereafter, he can take Gabriel with him, because f-that dude. I'm really nervous about tonight y'all.

It's almost time. Here come the balloons and the church tower.

This same kid is playing "Tip Toe through the Tulips," I'm done with this kid. Ants are crawling down the wall. People are falling. They almost got Deanna and Maggie. Maggis is by herself on a watchtower. Eugene is freaking out! So Eugene was calling for help. That was the voice that Daryl heard. I expect the surprise guest to be someone who dies tonight.

Enid really needs to get over this emo trip. I still think she is an unmarked wolf. Sam has slipped into Lizzie land. This Wolf is going to kill Denise. This dude is so off.  Well, it was nice knowing you Denise. Let him die, Denise!!! Oh, no Deanna has been bitten, well she's out of here. See ya, later Danielle Melnick.

Deanna is right to tell Michonne that saving Alexandria is not enough that she has to want for herself, too. Ron is so freaking annoying. Could he just die already? This dumb a** might as well just open the door for the walkers. I love that Carl just made Ron hand over his gun, before informing him that his dad was a butthole. 35 minute in, and nobody has died yet; I mean, Deanna, but she's not dead yet.

Judith is the worst time crying kid ever. Where is Deanna? Leaning over the crib. Oh, I thought she was a zombie, too, Rick. Deanna is really turning the reins over to Rick. Don't leave the baby with her Rick! Honestly, I would be Eugene in the zombie Apocalypse. Tara is ever the rah-rah cheerleader. Eugene: "Lock picking is within my skill set." I need Carol to be okay. Where did Carol go? Man, really Morgan, you fell for that? Carol is about to kill ole dude. Morgan really, man? Carol will kill you Morgan. I repeat she will kill you! I like Morgan, but I'm with Carol on this. Gabriel is such a putz. What about the baby? How are y'all going to get the baby out? Deanna won't let Michonne do her in. Someday this pain will be useful to you. and give them hell. Goodbye Deanna. Sam is going to die, y'all. Dammit, Morgan. Morgan has gotten himself and Carol killed. C'mon, man! Somebody kill this dude!!! Well, Denise it was nice knowing you. There is Glenn and Enid in the tree. I'm a little pissed right now. They are leaving the house covered with zombie guts trying to be quiet and then Sam decides to talk. I hate this. This was such a crap ending. No Daryl, No Sasha, No Abraham? Ugh! Now, we have to wait until February. See ya then guys.

NFL Week 12: Do We Have Any Starters Left?

Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL Season! I hope you have all recovered from your turkey comas, and the 900 variations on turkey we've had since Thursday. This NFL season has been a pill when it comes to keeping players healthy. Two weeks after returning to Cowboys, Tony Romo is out for the year with a collarbone injury. Injuries are taking a toll on practically every team. You can field an all-star team with the number of people out for the year--Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick, Steve Smith, Reggie Bush, Le'Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles, Victor Cruz, Arian Foster, Devin Hester, and the list goes on. Then you have the list of the walking wounded like Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and Peyton Manning.

The good news for fantasy players is that the bye weeks are finally behind us; the bad news is trying to salvage enough players to make a starting line up. I've lost two starting running backs this season. My Just Gonzo current lineup includes: Tom Brady (so I really shouldn't complain), Spencer Ware, Todd Gurley, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Harper, Travis Kelce, Jeremy Maclin, Cairo Santos, and the Denver Defense. Brady and Santos have been the only dependable people on this list. This year I lost Le'Veon Bell, replaced him with Charcandrick West (who probably will not play this week), dropped Peyton Manning and Golden Tate, benched Frank Gore and Danny Amendola. Today, I play one of the best teams in my fantasy league. Wish me luck, y'all.

As I mentioned the bye weeks are over, and the fantasy playoffs are approaching. Let's hope we have enough players left to make it to the finish line. With the Thanksgiving games included, I had a year's best 12-4 record bringing my total to 90-58 on the year. I tell you, picking games has been a crapshoot all year. You never know with the way some of these teams are playing. So, fingers crossed...

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Minnesota (I have so little faith in the Falcons.)
St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
Miami Dolphins at NY Jets: New York
NY Giants at Washington Redskins: New York
San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville (I can't believe I said that)
New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans: New Orleans
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers: Arizona
Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle (only because they are a hard out at home)
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos: New England

Monday, November 30, 2015
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: Baltimore (even with a backup because Cleveland is a mess)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: Green Bay

Good luck everyone! Until next week, "If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."-Frank A. Clark

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Day Picks

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here's hoping your day is filled with the blessings of family, friends, and lots and lots of turkey!!! Oh, no I did not forget, FOOTBALL!!! It is one of the many things I'm looking forward to today. You know besides the turkey, ham, pie, cake, yams, pie, peas, dressing, potatoes, gravy, pie, and did I mention pie? It also helps me to avoid those pesky why aren't you married with children questions, because I really hope I can make it through Thanksgiving without having to have a clapback.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I start the day refusing any type of food until dinner is served. It's a matter of control, so I can rest my self-control later. See, there is a method to my madness, but onto the matter at hand.

The NFL has seen fit to give us another three game special, so we have to spend as little time as possible discussing religion, politics, and gossip--three courses always served at the table. Don't forget that you have to set your fantasy team today before the games begin if you have any players on today's teams.

So, on with the picks:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions: Detroit-I have absolutely no faith in Philadelphia at this point.

Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys: Carolina-Romo's back, and the Boys always perform well at home on Thanksgiving, but Cam and the Panthers are going to be a tough out. Besides, y'all know I hate the Cowboys. I want Cam to beat them.

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay-They are retiring lord Favre's jersey tonight at halftime, and the Bears are, well, the Bears. I expect a tough game with the Pack and Rodgers coming out on top.

Good luck to your teams, and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Until next time, "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence."~Erma Bombeck

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dead Viewing: Season Six, Ep. 7-"Heads Up"

Welcome back, everybody! The good news is that is almost time for The Walking Dead. The bad news is that there are only two episodes left until the mid-season break, and then, no The Walking Dead until February. So, we learned this week that the guy who stole Daryl's bike is named Dwight, and that he was mixed up with a pretty bad group in the comics. Yeah, that voice at the end of last week's episode was certainly not Glenn.  We open with Glenn. He got under the dumpster. Man, having to stare at Nicholas's stupid face. That's Enid?  Where the hell has she been? There is something hinky about Enid. I trust her about as far as I can throw her. Glenn has already survived the worse, not he is going to be like Daryl and get hurt chasing this girl.

Rick and Morgan are about to have a come to Jesus meeting. Maggie is keeping watch for Glenn on the wall. Glenn had to kill the zombie friend that Michonne's group had to leave behind. Gabriel around like a freaking stalker. I only hate him slightly less than Nicholas. Ron is going to be the fool to draw the walkers into Alexandria. They are interrogating Morgan about letting some of the Wolves go. Morgan is going to be a casualty. He is going to end up dying like Hershel and Dale. Rick asked him if he can get along without getting blood on his hands. Morgan says, he doesn't know. I say let him hang with Carol for a while.

Rick is still plotting to draw the walkers out, but he still does not trust the people from Alexandria. Let her go Glenn. Let her go...Enid pulls a gun on Glenn, but calls him a butthole when he takes it from her. I really hate Ron and Enid. I will not miss them when they die, and way to be responsible gun keeper. Enid and Glenn have made it to Alexandria, and now Spencer is trying to zip line out.  Why is he so dumb? He should die on principle. Tara helps to save kill walkers while Rick and the rest pull stupid Spencer back over the wall. Why are they so stupid?

Come on Morgan, don't save the wolf. Cut your losses on this one. Uh-oh. Carol is going to figure it out. She's gonna kill that wolf. Carol is checking them out with the baby in her arms. Ron is stalking Carl with a gun. Yeah, this kid has to die. Enid and Glenn released the balloons. Oh, hell the walls have come down. The mid-season final is next week!

NFL Week Eleven: Who is Brock Osweiler?

Welcome back, everyone! My Chiefs finally beat Peyton Manning after an 11 year drought. Those 4 interceptions led to the benching of the great Peyton Manning for a youngster named Brock Osweiler. Yeah, I don't know who he is either, but he is getting the start today against Chicago. That said, MY CHIEFS BEAT THE BRONCOS IN DENVER! Now, the Chiefs are off to San Diego to take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers. The Chiefs can put themselves in the playoff hunt if they can take down the Chargers considering the Chiefs have one of the easiest schedules down the stretch.

Boy, that Colin Kaepernick star fell quickly in San Francisco. The erstwhile quarterback was put on season ending IR yesterday with a torn labrum. Word is that his career in San Francisco is all but done even before the surgery.

Sorry about the quickness of the article. I am actually on vacation this week, so you know...lazy. I will be on the blog tonight with my thoughts about tonight's episode of The Walking Dead.

Fantasy fans: Remember Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NY Giants, and New Orleans have a bye this week. Last week put a severe dent in my record with a 6-8 performance. Yikes! It brings my record to 78-54 on the season. Seriously, you never really know this year.

Sunday November 22, 2015
Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta
Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears: Chicago
Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions: Detroit
Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins: Dallas
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers: Carolina
St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
New York Jets at Houston Texans: Houston
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers: Kansas City
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings: Green Bay
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle
Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona

Monday, November 23, 2015
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots: New England

I will be back on Thursday for the Thanksgiving day picks. Until next week, "Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself." ~Alfred Sheinwold

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dead Viewing: Season 6, Ep. 6-"Always Accountable"

Episode six is about to start, and I really can't help thinking that we are almost at the mid-way finale and only one day has passed this season.  Plus, it's been two episodes without Carol and barely any Michonne. I must say, that I hate the split up episodes the most. I like my Walking Dead family near to each other. Sasha, Abraham, and Darryl are still leading the rest of the walkers from Alexandria. Who is shooting? Are these more Wolves? Well, Sasha and Abraham took care of them, but Daryl has gotten separated from Sasha and Abraham. Daryl collapse in a woods that has been burned out, and lands next to a burned out walker in a motorcycle helmet.

There are a lot of skeletons out here, and Daryl is pretty messed up. Daryl has a some type of wound on his arm. Maybe a gunshot? Daryl just got clocked. Who are these refugees from O Brother, Where Art Thou? Well, I don't think they are Wolves. Well, I still don't know who those people are but apparently they lost Patty, and Daryl escaped to take a long time to kill a walker, and realized that he has stolen ole girl's insulin. I don't blame Daryl for running, but man, is he going to take it back? So, who is this merry band of half-wits that Daryl is rolling with?

Sasha and Abraham as a team is an interesting mix. That military uniform is bringing back memories for Abraham. Sasha is playing psychiatrist with Abraham. Abraham has no chill. "Loose ends make my ass itch." Daryl went back to help them, but somebody else is there. Daryl just can't help helping people. One of the bad guys just got bit, and Wayne, whoever he is, just took his arm off before leaving and telling his friend to walk it off. Wait, what? The forest refugees couldn't believe Daryl came back, and asked why. In typical Daryl fashion he answered, "Maybe I'm stupid, too."

Back to Sasha and Abraham at the office. Question, how did they get a Humvee up there? Bad Idea Abraham. What the hell is he doing? Guess he doesn't want to die after all. Well that's one way to get the missile from the walker. Is Abraham macking on Sasha?

Tina and them are a little on the slow side. Well, they got Tina. She just sat there and let that happen. They had to bury little Tina. Now, they are going to highjack Daryl. I hope they both die. Daryl found their gas truck. I guess that's who Patty was, and has found Sasha and Abraham. Oh, so now they need Daryl's help. I bet that's the dumbasses who stole his bike. So, until next week. I'm off to watch Into the Badlands.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NFL Week Ten: Did Peyton Beat Us Again?

It's week 10 in the NFL, and with only 7 weeks left in the season some teams are starting to panic as the playoffs are just around the bend. One of those teams is my beloved Kansas City Chiefs, who are 3-5 and staring up at Denver and the Raiders. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are headed to Denver to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. I use to like Peyton Manning, back when he was an Indianapolis Colt who only beat the Chiefs during the playoffs, but then, Peyton joined the enemy and donned the orange and blue, and all reverence for the great Peyton Manning left the building for me. Peyton just has my Chiefs number. Always has. In 13 career starts against the Chiefs, Peyton has a 12-1 record. 12-1. The last time the Chiefs beat a Peyton Manning team was in 2004. Since that game, in which Trent Green was the starting quarterback, the Chiefs have had nine different guys play quarterback: Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, Chase Daniel, and of course, Alex Smith. NINE DIFFERENT QUARTERBACKS. I love my Chiefs, I will root wildly for them tomorrow, and I will watch them fall again to Peyton-freaking-Manning.

Carolina bumped off the Green Bay Packers last week, once again, Cam and the Panthers are showing that they are a team to be reckoned with. Of course, Tom Brady and Patriots won...AGAIN. I'm guessing they won't be losing any time soon. Bengals won again, and they, too, remain undefeated. Who will be the last defeated standing? My guess--The Pats.

Fantasy fans: do not forget that San Diego, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Atlanta have byes this week, so set your line-ups accordingly. Last week, my record was barely over .500 with a 7-6 record bring the year total to 72-46. Hopefully, I can do better than that.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans: Carolina
Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams: Chicago
Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh
Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dallas
New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins: New Orleans
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders: Minnesota
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos: Denver (hoping I'm wrong)
New England Patriots at New York Giants: New England (but the Giants have their number)
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks: Arizona

Monday, November 15, 2015
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Tennessee

Until next week, "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. then will our world know the blessings of peace."~William Ewart Gladstone

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dead Viewing: Season 6, Ep. 5: "Now"

Welcome back! Didn't rewatch last week's episode, so I'm jumping back in to this week's which is beginning with Deanna in a daze and people stacking bodies after the massacre by the Wolves. Apparently, this is the same day of the attack. Miraculously, Rick survived the onslaught of walkers, and it was him yelling at the end of last week's episode. I am wondering how the hell he managed to get out of the RV. Of course, at this point in the narrative Deanna is completely useless. (Off subject, I cannot wait until the series premiere of Into the Badlands).

So, we are gonna just stand at the gate biting our nails, Alexandria. Rick is giving his speech. Glenn and Nicholas ain't coming back, Rick. Gotta make this place quiet as a graveyard.  Aaron and Morgan really are getting on my nerves. Aaron at least admits part of the Wolf attack was his fault. Deanna on the other hand has lost what's left of her mind. They could just feed the walkers with the killers. These Alexandria people are the worse; it's like a city full of Nicholases. I really hate the people in Alexandria. They are like the people who put the dogs in the lifeboats on the Titanic. I do like that Spencer's balls have finally dropped.

Poor Maggie, no clue about what has happened to Glenn. They put Glenn's name on the memorial. Not cool man, not cool. Dude, Bob and Sasha couldn't stop her, what makes you think you can Aaron. Oh, he's going to help her. Deanna, needs to get herself to get herself together. Well, I spoke too soon? Spencer is plastered at this hour? Dude, needs some chill. Spencer is blaming everything on his mom, of course. Carl needs to get a freaking haircut. Ron is a little turd. So, he cares about Enid, but not enough to see if she is okay. By the way, this "fight" between Ron and Carl was one of the weakest things I've seen in a while, and that is including that sweet tea I had in California. I am beginning to detest all people named Ron.

The Doctor is a mess, and Tara is trying to keep the doctor up. Oh, they forgot to put down one of their friends, and Jessie had to take her down. Jessie has to talk them up, now. Man, Maggie is so loud down here in the sewers. Man, the slimy sewer walkers almost got Maggie. Why was she hesitating? She just has to get to Glenn. Sidenote: where is Judith? Did Jessie leave her kid in the closet while she is clearing? This walking in the sky extra is rather annoying, and I don't think I would want to see it. Well, Tara has a girlfriend? The doctor just kissed her after saving Sasha's real-life hubby whose  name I can never remember. I hate this for Maggie. She is accepting that she will never see Glenn again. Sam finally came out of the closet, but he will not come downstairs because everything has changed. Deanna hit that walker every where except in the head. Deanna looks like she is stepping down as Mayor of weak town.

Two weeks later, and we still don't know if Glenn is dead, but Maggie is wiping his name off the wall. So, Maggie is pregnant. Aaron making name suggestions. Rosita likes Spencer? Rick still has a thing for Jessie. Now, they are kissing, because she needs to know there is more. Man, it's been what 2-3 years since Rick's been with a woman? Deanna, are you with us now? Is that blood coming through the wall? Man, this is too much. We get to see what's up with Darryl, Abraham, and Sasha next week. WHERE IS GLENN???/ Until next week...

Week Nine: Bye Week Blues

Welcome to the midway point of the NFL season everybody! Last week, something magical happened in London, and it did not involve Hogwarts or Harry Potter. The Kansas City Chiefs won, and won soundly against the Detroit Lions! Now, I know, I know that I should not be so excited because after all they beat the Lions who went on a pink slip throw down this week. But, it has been so long since the Chiefs put a beat down on anyone that I just want to enjoy it before they make me inevitably question my fandom. Which brings me to today's blues, no Chiefs game today. The Chiefs have a by this week, so no chance to get on a roll which always frightens this fan. By the way, did y'all see Alex Smith last week? If only he can bring that to Mile High next week against Peyton, if only the defense can play against Peyton the way they played against Stafford, if only...

Only four undefeated teams are left after the Packers fell to the Broncos last week. The Patriots, the Broncos, the Bengals, and the Panthers are the last teams standing without a loss. If I had to put money on it, I would probably say that of the four the Patriots will probably be the last team to get a loss. This week Peyton travels back to Indianapolis to take on a shaky Colts team with an even shakier Andrew Luck at the helm. It is the fourth and likely final game between Peyton and his replacement. Would I be too petty in saying I hope the kid wins? So, I'm petty. I'm really petty because both the Broncos and the UGH Raiders are ahead of my Chiefs in the standings.

My Fantasy Just Gonzo is fairing okay considering I have now lost my starting running back Le'Veon Bell. Not only that, my team is Kansas City Chiefs heavy, so this week is a pill trying to fill all of those empty slots. It's not fair that my favorite team and my fantasy team should be without their starting running back. Get well soon, Jamaal Charles, Le'Veon Bell, Reggie Bush, Steve Smith, and all the other players who went down to injury last week. Good luck to Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Has any player fallen as quickly as Kaepernick? Now, they've shipped Vernon Davis to Denver. SMH...

Fantasy players: do not forget that Kansas City, Baltimore, Houston, Arizona, Seattle, and Detroit all have byes this week so set your team accordingly. Last week, I was 10-5 in my picks bringing my record to 65-40 on the season. Here go with week nine! My your teams have the best of luck, unless they are the Raiders, Cowboys, or Broncos, because--petty.

Sunday, November 9
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota
Washington Redskins at New England Patriots: New England
Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets: New York
Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers: Green Bay
Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers: Atlanta
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: New York
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts: Denver (but rooting for Indy)
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys: Philadelphia

Monday, November 10
Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers: San Diego

Thursday, November 12
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets: New York

Until next week, "The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised." ~George F. Will

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dead Viewing: Season 6, Ep 4: "Here's Not Here"

***There will be spoilers, so I would turn back now if I were you***

Hey, Dead Heads! I'm back! Okay, I flaked out last week, because I really, really just wanted to watch The Walking Dead and live tweet. It's hard to blog, tweet, and watch at the same time, and I always felt like I was missing something. So, I started the night rewatching last week's episode "Thank you," and I must say that I hate Nicholas with every fiber in my being I hate Nicholas. He is the single most useless character to ever utter a line on this show. He could not do runs properly, he almost shot Glenn, and he couldn't even commit suicide properly.  His death may have caused the death of one of the most popular characters on The Walking Dead-Glenn Rhee. I honestly have not accepted the death of Glenn, until I see evidence, I will not. Man, I hate Nicholas.

Morgan, seriously man, you are the reason that Rick is now disabled in the RV because of the attack by the wolves that you let get away. I need you to hang out with Carol for a bit and get your killing legs back. Speaking of Rick, did he not see all of the sparks flying from under the dashboard. Did he really think that thing was going to crank.

Now, the 90 minute super episode starts. This is a present considering we usually only get these at mid-season or the finale.

Did Morgan not kill that wolf?  Is that who he is talking to? We are going back to when Morgan cracked up after Rick and Michonne left him. We are going for a 90 minute flashback into Morgan psychosis, and I'm all for it. You know, we really should not be spending all of our time with Morgan saying, "What the he doing?," but I feel that we will be saying that every moment of this episode. What is he doing making zombie candles? What? Yikes, he just took that dude out with a stick to the throat, and choked that discount Ralph Macchio. Morgan looking at the flowers is a whole lot different than Lizzie looking. Clarity? He is just going to kill this guy and take his goat. Did the dude really offer him falafel? Is the falafel dude Twisty from American Horror Story? Just googled it. Ah-ha!! John Carroll Lynch who played Twisty the clown will be Morgan's Obi-wan Kenobi!!!

Just gonna lock a brother up, huh, Twisty? Annnnd Morgan's cheese is officially off the cracker. Apparently, Ezekiel was a fan of early 80s Victor Newman. Okay, his name is Eastman and he is a forensic psychologist. This whole cage is really sketch. He diagnosed Morgan with PTSD. Have you not seen the world doc? Everybody has it. "I'm going to kill you"-Morgan and of course Rick's favorite line. You mean to tell me, I could have left here a long time ago? What the... Uh-what was that?

So after a choking battle, the psychologist wins, and Morgan is asking to die. I don't understand why he wants to help Morgan so badly. Now he is telling his story. Dude is just vague. So, Eastman just leaves him? What the crap? Why would he leave this place that is somewhat secure? Makes no sense? Eastman returns after Morgan finds his "walker graveyard," plus the dude is collecting all of their driver licenses like trading cards. Who does he plan to give them too?  He chastises Morgan for the damage he caused while trying to save the goat and gave him the Bo staff that Morgan is now using.

I see Morgan had his farmer Rick phase. Now, the philosophy of Aikido begins for Morgan, and they moved the goat indoors I see.  Now, we will learn about the cell. The crook killed his wife, daughter, and son. What a butthole? I have come to believe that all life is precious-Eastman, which is why they are eating oatmeal burgers. So, I wonder what happened to Eastman? And that's what happened to Eastman. The guy Morgan choked to death came back to kill Eastman. So, basically Morgan pulled a Carl and got Dale, I mean, Eastman killed.

Eastman's impending death messed Morgan up again. And now the goat's dead. Wait, Crighton Wilton's name in on a grave! The guy who killed his family, and he let him starve to death in the cell. Took the killer 47 days to die.

Eastman gave him the rabbit's foot. The lady gave him the soup and the bullet. He buried Eastman before he left to go and find people which led him to Rick. Why is he still talking to this fool? Morgan is going to have to kill this guy. This Wolf is a lunatic. Morgan . You are going to have to kill this dude. I can't believe Morgan let this dude live again. That's it for this week! See you, next week!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

NFL Week 8: The Returned

Happy Halloween, everybody! Sorry about the air silence last week. It was the mom's birthday week, and I really wanted just to watch American Horror Story (which I am totally losing interest in) and The Walking Dead (I just can't believe that he is dead. I refuse to until I see more evidence). Since I've been gone, New England, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, and Carolina have managed to stay undefeated.  Every one is bracing for Sunday's showdown between Peyton and Aaron (I'll be biting my nails waiting for confirmation about a certain pizza boy's fate, and I am not talking about Peyton Manning). Y'all know I'm rooting for Aaron in this showdown.

My Chiefs finally won another game!!! Yet, I'm not ready to do a dance just yet, because...they just frustrate the daylights out of me. This team is good on paper (notice I didn't say great), but they should be better than 2-5, and it is annoying that they are tied for last place in the AFC West and that the town in northern California is higher than my Chiefs. Hate that team, man. This week the Chiefs travel to London for a "home" against the Detroit Lions. First, I want to apologize to our British brethren who will suffer through this travesty of a football game live, as well as the fans who are traveling from the US and other countries to watch these mediocre teams battle for mediocre supremacy. The Chiefs are really testing my fandom.

Oh, Congratulations to Tony Gonzalez who was honored by the Chiefs last week, and who was inducted in the University of California's Hall of Fame this weekend. Congratulations #88! (or should that be #44) Now, you guys knew, this post would not be complete without a TG update. Also, get well soon to Jamaal Charles, who is recovering from knee surgery.

Fantasy fans: Remember, this is a bye week for Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and Washington. I finished week six with a 9-5 record which brings my total thus far to 55-36.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City (I don't believe this for one minute)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears: Chicago
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns: Arizona
San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams: St. Louis
New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints: New Orleans
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cincinnati
San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans: Houston
New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders: New York
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys: Seattle
Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos: Green Bay

Monday, November 2, 2015
Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers: Carolina

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati

Until next week, “I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all.” ― Stephen King

Enjoy your Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dead Viewing: S6, Episode 2 "JSS"

Saturday, October 17, 2015

NFL Week 6: The Tracks of My Tears

Welcome back, everybody. The tears are still metaphorically flowing over here at Diana Dishes. Why? Well, if you haven't, heard Jamaal Charles who is easily the best player on the Chiefs has torn his ACL has been lost for the remainder of the season. favorite team just can't win for losing, because it's not bad enough that we lost J. Charles, the Chiefs lost the game in the final 30 seconds. At this point, I find it difficult to see the Chiefs salvaging this season. When the best player thus far is your kicker (thanks for the points Cairo Santos), things do not bode well. FYI, what the crap is going on with our vaunted defense? I swear, watching the Chiefs is like watching Titanic on a loop. You know how it's going to end, but you keep watching anyway.

In case you've missed it, New England and Green Bay are really, really good. I will be rooting for the Packers if they end up in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning is looking un-Peyton Manning like. I can't figure out the Saints, 49ers, Eagles, and Ravens. They are just, meh... Is it just me, or has this whole season been a season of meh with all the injuries and lack of, anything, from teams who should be performing much better, yeah, you Seattle.

That said, I've been pretty good with my predictions this year. Most weeks have been a 9-10 pick win week. Last week, I was 9-5 which brings my total to 46-31. Fantasy players: Oakland, Dallas, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay have byes this week.

Sunday, October 18, 2015
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills: Cincinnati
Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns: Denver
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions: Chicago
Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans: Miami
Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota (I'm not going to pick the Chiefs until they win.)
Washington Redskins at New York Jets: New York
Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers: Arizona
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Houston
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle
San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers: Baltimore
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts: New England

Monday, October 19, 2015
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles: New York

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers: Seattle

*Quick note: If you have Showtime, you can catch replays of Play it Forward, a documentary about my all-time favorite player Tony Gonzalez and his family, especially his older brother Chris. I'm anxiously waiting to watch myself. The trailer looks amazing. I missed the premiere, because I was working a high school football the concession stand. P.S. as a fan of Tony G., I have greatly appreciated all of the promotion that went into this documentary this week. Y'all know I'm smiling right now, right? Y'all been here before.

Well, that's that. Until next week, "Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left."~Hubert Humphrey

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Live Blogging: American Horror Story, Episode 2 "Chutes and Ladders"

Welcome back, everybody! So, have your recovered from last week's insanity. Granted, I had The Walking Dead to calm me down just a little, but seriously, there are moments from last weeks episode of AHS: Hotel that I never need to see again, thank you very much.

Sally is the mattress seamstress, placing the unfortunate drug addict in this week's mattress. So the creepy children just killed blonde number #2. How many bodies are in this basement? Nice dumping the lime. Donovan hiding from mommy? I can't get use to Gaga's blond eyebrows. Donovan, the countess does not like to trifled with son. Can we talk a moment about Gaga' fashion? These gowns are to die for! Her wardrobe rivals Regina's from Once Upon a Time, and that's saying something (because you know, and I know that the Evil Queen's wardrobe is the fiercest one in the land). Kid gets the measles because fashionable mom refuses vaccine topical. Is Alex a doctor?

Meanwhile, detective Seneca Crane (John Lowe-Wes Bentley) was awakened by the monster with the rotating drill bit. That was a nice how-do-ya-do. Whoa, whoa, whoa...what the crap is going on in this room? Dead people having a go in the shower? Dreams in a dream. Creepy little Holden running in the halls. For a cop, Lowe, you really have no this may be a dangerous place vibes. Speaking of wardrobe's Liz Taylor's over the top glam. This scene is Danny Torrance from The Shining. Love Sally's "this place is batsh*t crazy" line, you know considering she sews people into mattresses after the drill bit monster has his way. Ah, flashbacks to other murders. Well, at least AHS, didn't go all artsy with the black and white flashback like The Walking Dead. This guy killed his own kids? NO, they did not have the story of the family who died of carbon monoxide poison. The killer is text savvy, eh? Bomb? Maybe? Is that a bloody Oscar?

Sorry, I had to interrupt American Horror Story to watch Tony Gonzalez on Inside NFL. Sorry, I'll be back in a minute. He will be starring in a documentary about his career and family on Showtime called Play it Forward.

So, I made it back for weird commercials. Yay. Naomi Campbell is perfect for this creepfest. Liz Taylor making his thoughts about fashion known. Uh, who the heck drops off a kid at this hotel?  What is wrong with Alex? Why are all of the children in this show androgynous? Donovan "You do have a type?" Is he referring to blood or brunettes. There is Finn Wittrock as a drugged out model. Has to be better than Dandy. Does ha actually have  a Mohawk-mullet? What the world, dude? So, he molests a dude's girlfriend and then threatens him with a piece of glass. Just gonna cut your face up, instead of quitting, huh, dude? These kids really want to die. they keep putting themselves in the most perilous situations. Wait, Lachlan has found the creepy kids' coffins, Scarlett just follows his lead, and now he knocks on a coffin containing a kid. What the crap is wrong with these kids? It's like they are daring death to take them.

Wait, Will Drake is a vampire, too? What? Did I miss something? Um, yum, maggot sandwich. Just what a growing boy needs, Tristan. Maybe not pick up discarded food bro. Okay, Evan Peters as Howard Hughes? How many dead people are in this hotel? Wait, what? Kill her? Evan Peters is a psychopath this year? Does anyone watch Scarlett? She's like Carl in seasons 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead. Why does Holden look like he is auditioning for AC-DC? I like it here. Holden: You can come whenever you want. Okay, I missed his face. What did that look like?

Seriously, why is no one watching Scarlett? How the crap did her dad lose her, and how the heck did she just wander into the house? Yep, mom does not her believe her. Uhm, calm down dad. Well, mom is Lori, and Scarlett is Carl. Well, Gaga found a new toy, quickly. Countess was born in 1904. Wow. Apparently, being a vampire comes from a virus. Okay. That's new. better than venom I guess. The Countess is cold-blooded. Throwing over Donovan for Tristan. Guess Donovan will be visiting Mommy soon.

Iris has Lowe drinking. James March is part Howard Hughes, Gatsby, the crazy Winchester rife lady, and a dash of H. H. Holmes. You can read about Holmes in Devil in the White City. March is also killing people like Poe at his desk. I just realized who the maid is. Mare Winningham who played Peters' mom in Coven. Well, 1924, that makes Evan Peters a ghost, too. I guess? I also guess that Evan Peters was tired of being a good guy. Man, he tossed the bodies in a vineyard with the Bibles on a Sunday, and I'm assuming that the maid is a ghost, too. Man, there is some crazy at this hotel. I wish you would go first, so I can launder the sheets. The world? Miss Evers Volunteered to be his last victim, before he slit his own throat. What AM I WATCHING?!?!?

Room 64 is the heart of the hotel.  Done.

All the murders somehow connect to March. He is killing according to the 10 commandments. Okay this hipster dude with the beard and the man bun needs to go. Annnnnnnd, he's dead. That didn't last long. Tristan has made his first kill. Tristan, guys, at least kick the hipster out of the bed. Next week looks fabulous. "I googled you." "That Sounds obscene."

Well, another Wednesday, another episode of American Horror Story in the books. See ya, next week!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Live Blogging: Season 6 Premiere of The Walking Dead

Welcome back, everyone! I can't believe that the premiere of Season 6 of The Walking Dead is about start in 10 minutes!!! I, for one, cannot wait. I'm watching the finale before the season starts. I'm reminded that I still hate "Father" Gabriel. I hope Gabriel joins Andrea and Lori tonight. Sasha should have shot Gabriel.

Five minutes until The Walking Dead!!!!
I'm cool as long as my faves make it through the season: Michonne, Rick, Glenn, in that order.
Here it is, "Previously, on The Walking Dead."
What is going on? What are they practicing? I'm confused. I'm not sure what is going on is this some kind of Horde practice in case they get into Alexandria.
Deanna, we could have told you Gabriel is always wrong, ALWAYS...
I forgot about Tara's head wound.
I love Glenn so much. Tara and Eugene are the weirdest couple ever. Morgan and Rick-The band's back together. What the crap is up with Abraham?  Hey, heyyyyy, there Daryl.
I'm thinking the Flashbacks are to what has happened since the season ended in Alexandria. The Color is happening "now." Morgan with his Yoda stick. Heath. I don't think I've ever med a black dude named Heath, but I like him, though his dreads are suspect. He's looking at Eugene like, "Are you stupid or something?" Who is the "Common-looking" dude?
Deanna is cold man, "Let the trees have him."
Morgan reminding Rick that they are all killers. Morgan and Michonne, did you take one of my Protein bars? I like these scenes with Morgan and Rick. Why are the kids so stupid on these shows?
For the life of me, I can't remember "porch dick's" name. That was a quick 30 minutes.

What are they doing?
Ron is as dumb as his dad.
Nick finally figured out that Glenn knows what he is doing. Well, of course there is a fence behind the doors. We can't have easy ever. So, just found out from Sonequa Martin-Green's twitter feed that Heath's friend Scott is her real husband. Yes, yes I am tweeting, too. Because, yes.
Y'all, Heath's hair is so suspect. They couldn't find the person who did Michonne's? I really need Carol to get a haircut.
Dude, you really want to get your butt kicked talking to Rick like that. I love how they just shoot Gabriel down. And of course, we aren't going to ask how the balloons are up.
Not liking, Pete 2. These zombies are in bad shape if a bump on the head can take them out of the game. Tara missed a lot. It wouldn't surprise me if Tara tries to kill Nick.
Awww, Maggie has adopted Tara as a sister. Nice bit of work, Glenn, Heath, and...Nick.
Is Morgan flirting with Carol? Abraham has no chill. Abraham is a lunatic. He hasn't been right since Eugene told the truth.
The Alexandrians are the weakest people ever. "Help me?" Freaking really.
I'm insulting the Alexandrians, but on the real, I would probably be that weak.
Where is Carl? He better not be hugged up with some little girl. Eugene is the worse. He really is.
The hell is wrong with you, Carter?  Really, Carter, have you lost your mind? Clean-up in the pantry. Y'all know Carter peed his pants. You could probably kill this year's walkers with a paper clip.
Well, Carter's dead. Rick was right. Just stab him in the head! Morgan, on the low, still doesn't trust Rick. I still don't like Jessie. There is so much going on right now. I don't think I can handle this all season. Where is that horn coming from? Who is blowing the horn in Alexandria? Dude, this is not going to end well.

Until next week, Catch your breath...

NFL Week 5: Seasons Change but Some Things Stay the Same

Welcome back, everybody! Sorry, I didn't get this post up on Saturday night like I normally do, but the real job took me on a field trip, and I didn't get home until late. Shout out to my IPad that took a nose dive off the table Friday night and had me spending the better part of the field trip looking forlorn on the butcher block bench at the Apple Store. Waiting to be called at the Apple store must be what Purgatory must be like.

Anyway, who says that the NFL is a young man's game? Don't tell Peyton Manning and Tom Brady who are both sitting on undefeated records, or Matt Hasselbeck who helped put Indianapolis over the hump in the wake of Andrew Luck's injury. For the record: while I may think it is cool that guys my age are still slinging in the NFL, I have am most certainly not happy about the these stats, especially since one of them has contributed to my Chiefs being in the basement of the AFC West. I'm still waiting for that team that was suppose to conquer the west to show. If any of you happen to see them let me know. Speaking of basement dwellers, San Francisco, New Orleans, Detroit, Houston, and Philadelphia weren't you guys suppose to be better than this?

Ah well, this post is going to be short and to the point, because tonight I will be Live Blogging the season premiere of The Walking Dead. Fantasy players: your bye teams this week are the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, and Carolina Panthers, so set your teams accordingly. Last week was a pretty decent week. I'm coming off two weeks of 10 win picks, yay me. So last week's 10-5 pushes my record to 37-26 on the season. Let us hope I continue the trend this week.

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta
Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans: Buffalo
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City (C'mon, guys! You have to beat Cutler!)
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles: New Orleans
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions: Arizona
New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys: New England
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders: Denver
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants: New York

Monday, October 12, 2015
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers: San Diego

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Atlanta

Until next week, "So it goes..."-Kurt Vonnegut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Live Blogging: American Horror Story: Hotel, Episode 1-Checking In

So, it's finally the premiere week that I have been waiting for--American Horror Story premieres tonight, and The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday. I didn't watch the first two seasons of American Horror Story as they happened. I tried starting Murder House, but it initially didn't catch my attention. I later watched both Murder House and Asylum (Seasons 1 and 2). Every one debates which season is the best. Most people (including me) think Murder House is the best. While I agree that Murder House is the best, Coven is my favorite. It was so campy, and Jessica Lange was deliciously evil as Fiona Goode. Freakshow has been my least favorite.  I just think there was too much...just way, too much. Although I will miss Jessica Lange, I'm looking forward to the crazy that Lady Gaga brings to the table in American Horror Story: Hotel.

9:00 p.m.: I will already say that I love the images that I am seeing from Hotel. At first glance, the Hotel Cortez is seriously not a place that I would like to visit. I wonder how long these little girls are going to last. The outside is horrible, but the inside is incredibly beautiful and creepy. These glasses that Kathy Bates is wearing. This place will grow on you are not words I want to hear checking into a hotel with virtually no visible guests. No cell service...I think I would have to chalk up that cash. Crazy maid, check, bloody sheets, check, creepy ass kid, check and check. Nice gloves, Gaga. This room looks like it hasn't been cleaned since 1969.  there is no one in this building chick, and I bet there is a dead person under the bed...okay in the bed. What the hell was that? A Freaking zombie coming out of the mattress. Why are the intros to American Horror Story always scarier than the actual show, especially that creepy music?

9:10 p.m.: Why didn't those girls, I don't! Free room, nah. Nothing about this hotel says stay the night. This is 2015 right, right? Uh-oh, one of the blonde tourists is missing. What the?? The kids are eating the blonde, wait, what? There is too much already. Zombie man in the mattress, a missing blonde being eaten by scary children, Seneca Crane investigating a murder. OH, lord gross. a crucified dead chick still attached to a dude with no tongue or eyeballs. WTF? Beardless Seneca Crane's kid looks like one of the cannibal kids. Why does Kathy Bates look like Harry Carey? Sarah Paulson, girl, what is wrong with your hair? What the crap was that? Was that a drill bit being used as a nope, nope, y'all.

9:29 p.m.: I had to take a break, because there was way too much freaky going on...Dead dude under the bed. Who are these Doc Brown-looking kids running up and down the halls? Do we even have someone to root for on this show? If my math is right (it may be iffy), 5 people are dead and 1 has lost his eyes, tongue, and has  his favorite tool attached to a dead woman.

9:36 p.m.: Finally a Gaga appearance, and of course, she's getting high before going to the movies in a park. That's what, you do, right? Nothing says romance like Nosferatu in the park. So you just hook up with two random strangers you kinda met in a park. Okay. Zombies, vampires, crazy monster dudes with weird attachments, crazy vampire children, what am I watching?!!?!?!?! Wait, Kathy Bates kidnapped the blondes? What?

9:46 p.m.: So, Sally and Harry fatten up people for Gaga. Run, Vendela, run. Should have swerved girl. Should have run when you saw the  mattress birthing a zombie. Did Seneca Crane bring his daughter to a crime scene, because I feel like there will be another when he gets home. Why do little kids in movies follow trouble? It's like they want to die. Uh-um. that kid is never, ever going to be right. So, someone just swiped your kid off the merry-go-round. Way to be observant, John Travolta.

10:10 p.m.: So, you are going to just let your kid hang out with creepy Lady Gaga. Okay. FYI, If I can live in this room, you can kidnap me. Candy, wall-size video games, and recliners, Couch Potato heaven. Harry Carey is Gaga's Boy toy's mommy? What is wrong with these people? Sarah Paulson is a freaking ghost?!!!! Nice touch with Hotel California. Check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. Wait Seneca Crane, you check in to the murder hotel? What? So, Gaga is a "Vampire" who brought Donovan back, and Sally is a Ghost, and Kathy Bates is a killer Harry Carey. Okay. Why do people continue to even talk to Kathy Bates in movies? She could have candy, and I would assume it's poisoned.

Guys, this was an intense 90 minutes, and these scenes from the season are probably not going to let me sleep. Until next week...


Saturday, October 3, 2015

NFL Week 4: It Could Be Worse...Right?

Welcome back, everybody! I hope life is better for your football team than mine. Two of my favorite television shows will be premiering this week: American Horror Story and The Walking Dead. Both titles could be used to describe what is happening to my Kansas City Chiefs right now. 

My Chiefs made a public spectacle of themselves yet again on national television losing 38-28 to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs broke two streaks that night--they lost for the first time at Lambeau, and they FINALLY threw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. The best thing about that was Maclin and Kelce helped my fantasy team Just Gonzo finally win a game. Yay. The Chiefs are in the AFC West basement tied with San Diego. Yes, the Raiders have won 1 more game than both.  There are currently 7 other teams in the AFC with the same record as the Chiefs including ALL of the AFC South teams, Miami, and Cleveland. Hey Kansas City, with the exception of maybe Indianapolis and Houston, this is not the company you want to keep. At least, my team still has a starting quarterback who is not injured which they can't say in Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, and now, Indianapolis. Plus, while Alex Smith hasn't hit mediocre yet, at least he's not Colin Kaepernick, what happed to this guy?

There is going to be a game in London this weekend: the New York Jets vs. the Miami Dolphins, and that's all I've got to say about that.

My record has somewhat improved with my 10-6 score last week.  My record to date is 27-21, not bad, but these teams are making it so difficult to pick winner. Fantasy players, if you have Jets or Dolphins players set them tonight or get up early tomorrow. The game airs at 9:30 EST. The only teams with a bye this week are New England and Tennessee. Also, I pick Thursday games early.

Sunday, October 4 2015
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins (London): New York
Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta
New York Giants at Buffalo Bills: Buffalo
Oakland Raiders at Chicago Bears: Oakland
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati (You have know idea how much I want to pick the Chiefs.)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis (I'm barely picking them, because they've been bad, but if Luck is a go, they have to be better than Jacksonville.)
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carolina
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins: Philadelphia
Cleveland Browns at San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos: Denver
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers: Green Bay
Dallas at New Orleans: New Orleans (Come on, Saints! Give you fans a victory over the Cowboys.)

Monday, October 5, 2015
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans: Houston

I'm going to post two new entries this week. I will be live blogging the season premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel on Wednesday, October 7, and the season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 11. I had fun live blogging The Walking Dead this spring, so I thought that I'd give it a whirl for the whole season.

Until next time, "Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce." ~Vivian Komori

Saturday, September 26, 2015

NFL Week 3: The Woe Train Just Rolls Along

Welcome back, everybody! This has been a really, really long week. My Chiefs last played over nine days ago and will not take the field again until Monday against the Packers. Now, while I have been waiting to see my boys, any other teams have been struggling. Case in point, the New Orleans Saints. the Saints can't seem to get on track in what may be the last year for Drew Brees as quarterback. Add to that a lost to the up-start Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the loss of Jimmy Graham, and a shoulder injury to Brees, and thing do not bode well in the Bayou. Fantasy fans, Brees is out this Sunday.

Speaking of Jimmy Graham, word is that he is unhappy with his role in the Seattle Seahawks offense, as the NFC Champs find themselves in a 0-2 hole to start the season. the Indianapolis Colts have joined the Seahawks in that hole in what may be coach Chuck Pagano's last season. In Chicago, Jay Cutler is out for two weeks with a hamstring injury.  RGIII is still on the bench, and Cleveland pulled out a win last week even though they aren't completely sold on Johnny Manziel as quarterback. You ever get the feeling that the NFL has turned into an episode of Dallas? Speaking of Dallas, they lost Dez Bryant to a foot injury, and now, they will be without quarterback Tony Romo who broke his clavicle. Whew...y'all know that there are some Tebow fans begging to get him a 5th-6th hot at the NFL.

My Chiefs, who are coming off a devastating lost to Peyton and the donks, are headed to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.  Many have made a big deal over the fact that the Chiefs are on a couple of streaks. The first is that the Chiefs have never lost at Lambeau, and the second is that the Chiefs have almost completed a calendar year since their last touchdown by a wide receiver. About the wide receiver, as long as Travis Kelce continues to play like a young Tony Gonzalez (year three-on Tony Gonzalez, that is. I remember those first two years. Still love him though.), I'm cool with that. The Lambeau thing means absolutely nothing to me. Nothing at all. Zip. Zero. If a team can find a way to break a good streak, the Chiefs can find a way. Bad ones, not so much.

As I lament my Chiefs, I also have to lament my fantasy team which was massacred thanks to Peyton Manning. Yes, I'm still salty. Just Gonzo is in now in the same boat with the Seahawks and the Colts. Bah...I did dump Reggie Bush and picked up Darren Sproles, but Le'veon Bell is returning this week. I hope he is going to be well worth the first round pick my cable company used to draft him. Don't forget next week the bye weeks begin fantasy owners so plan accordingly.

Last week, I week I went 7-9 bringing my record to 17-15 on the season--a couple of games over .500, meh. Let's hope I turn it around this week.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns: Cleveland (Because I still don't like or trust the Raider.)
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys: Atlanta (Even though they are in Dallas, Dallas is missing weapons.)
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans: Indianapolis (I expect them to right the ship this week.)
Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis: Pittsburgh (Come on Bell, I need some points!)
San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings: San Diego
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots: New England (Brady, I need points, man!)
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets: New York (I don't think Philly will lose every game, but they won't win this one.)
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers: Carolina (Saints are without Brees...sooooo.)
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore (Where are you, Flacco?)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans: Houston
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins: Buffalo (Tony Gonzalez loves them, so there you go.)
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle (No, Cutler, so I expect the Seahawks to bounce back.)
Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions: Denver (no comment)

Monday, September 28, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers: Kansas City (Although I would not be surprised if Aaron Rodgers makes me eat my words.)

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh

That's it, y'all. Until next week, "Always save back up copy of your blog post, D, because you do not want to test your speed typing on a Sunday morning."-Diana