Saturday, December 24, 2016

NFL Week 16: Who has been Naughty, and Who has been Nice...

Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!!!! With Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, most of the NFL games are slated for today with only two teams playing on Christmas. It's the time of year when NFL Coaches begin to look over their shoulders for the man with the pink slips. Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley have already gotten the ax, and Rex Ryan has been walking a tight rope for weeks. Then, there is Todd Bowles in New York, and the Saints are exploring the trade value of Sean Payton. Other coaches who may be packing U-hauls along with their players are Mike McCarthy, Chip Kelly, and John Fox.  Black Monday is only a week away, and I fear that this year may be a particularly vicious one.

My Chiefs...I don't even know where to begin. I didn't watch last week's game against the Titans. They were not playing in my area, so I watched the Pittsburgh/Cincinnati game. My Chiefs are the weirdest team. Games they should lose, they win, and games they should win, they lose. Was there literally no one on the sidelines to tell Andy Reid not to ice Ryan Succop. This guy was one of the best players on the Chiefs team for a few years before they let him walk. Icing this guy just makes him mad, and he made the Chiefs pay. Now, I have to go back to work to a gloating co-worker who loves his Titans. Sigh...The Chiefs take the national spotlight on Christmas night against the Denver Broncos. They will be without Justin Houston who is having issues with his knee, Derrick Johnson who is out for the year with that Achilles, and the Chiefs have officially shut down Jamaal Charles for the year. Sigh...I'm picking my Chiefs, but my confidence is no where near as strong as it should be. At least we got a truly bizarre promo add from NBC...

New England and Dallas have clinched their divisions, playoff berths, and first round byes. Seattle has clinched their division and a playoff berth.  Oakland has also clinched a playoff berth. Everything else is still up for grabs with two games left.  Last week, I had an okay week with many of my losses decided by 3 points or less.  I posted a 10-5 week bringing the year's total to 142-80.  Both of my fantasy teams are alive in the playoffs but things are not looking good with my players dropping like flies.  Here are my picks for the week.

Saturday, December 24, 2016
San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns:  San Diego (Honestly, I can not in good faith every pick Cleveland)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers:  Atlanta
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills:  Miami
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears:  Washington
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers:  Green Bay
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots:  New England
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Tennessee
Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders:  Indianapolis
Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Arizona
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams:  Los Angeles (In what has to be one of the saddest games this week)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints:  New Orleans
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans:  Houston

Sunday, December 25, 2016
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers:  Pittsburgh
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Kansas City

Monday, December 26, 2016
Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys:  Dallas

Here is wishing you all a very happy Holiday season to you and yours!!! Enjoy your families and your games!!! Until next time, "Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values."-Thomas S. Monson

Sunday, December 18, 2016

NFL Week 15: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Welcome to Week 15, everybody!!!  The NFL Season is winding down and for the first time in years, there are 26 teams alive with a chance at the playoffs!!! The Seahawks, however, are the only team that has clinched their division. 

There was a game last night, or at least, there was supposed to be a game last night. The Miami Dolphins trounced the New York Jets 34-13.  Honestly, I forgot that this game was even on last night. I was too busy entertaining a two-year old and watching Frozen for the 900th time (FYI, I don't really care for this all). Yet, I would rather watch Frozen, than this dumpster fire of a game.

Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, they have been on a roll, but one bad game, and people are already calling for Romo.  Seriously, Cowboys, even Romo, had bad games, give the kid a break. It wasn't a blowout like Seattle in Green Bay. Even, the Hawks recovered to put a beatdown on LA Thursday night.  Seriously, let's go ahead and put a Thursday Night Football to pasture.

Good luck to everyone whose fantasy playoffs begin today.  Last week, I had an 11-5 run bringing the year's total to 132-75. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons:  Atlanta
New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals:  Arizona
Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers:  San Diego
Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills:  Buffalo
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears:  Chicago
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals:  Pittsburgh
Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Indianapolis
Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants:  New York
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans:  Houston
New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos:  New England
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys:  Dallas

Monday, December 19, 2016
Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins:  Washington

Thursday, December 22, 2016
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles:  Philadelphia

Until next time, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."-Helen Keller

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season 7, Episode 8-"Hearts Still Beating"

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Welcome back, everybody!  I can't believe that we are already at the mid-season finale. The open at the Hilltop with Maggie at Glenn's grave. Then, Gregory telling her not to let her "little" rescue go to her head. Can't wait until that guy is gone. Then, back to Alexandria with Negan giving Carl shaving lessons and cooking a meal before making both Carl and Olivia feel uncomfortable. Back to Rick and Aaron at the crazy dude's compound. Negan is pissed that Rick is not back, and he says Lucille is hungry, before asking Carl to pass the rolls. Yeah, I hate this guy. 

Eugene is looking like death warmed over. Spencer is giving over the supplies he found.  Megan's peeps are as obnoxious as he is. Over to the Kingdom with Carol and Morgan, where Carol calls back to Morgan. She is either going to end up with Ezekiel or Morgan. Speaking of Ezekiel, his head knight just showed up to Carol's house for a conversation. The boat expo is not going hunky dory as Aaron fell out of the boat before reaching the canoe.  Daryl is taking his time escaping grabbing clothes and a bite to eat before taking off. 

Aaron and Rick discussing the repercussions of living under Negan's law, and somebody is watching them. Michonne is not going to kill Negan today, but she wants to change things for herself. Now, Sasha arrives with an apple pie, which Maggie immediately digs into. Maggie is curious as to where Jesus is.  Sasha lies, because she wants to kill Negan, too. Although Enid wants to join, Sasha wants to keep Maggie safe. Ezekiel's Knight, I forgot his name, is telling them about the camps.  He feels that the Kingdom is about under attack. He needs their help to talk to Ezekiel, before the Kingdom falls to Negan.  Everybody wants to take out the the Saviors, because they knows they cannot survive this way.  Found the Head Knight's name, it's Richard. He just asked Carol and Morgan who no longer want to kill, to join him in attack the Saviors.

Rosita and her bullet talking to Father Gabriel about killing Negan with her one bullet. Rosita wants to suicide, because Abraham would fight. She's listing why everybody else has a reason to live, she skipped Sasha though. Gabriel is trying to convince her to lose this stupid idea. Back to Daryl's long escape, and back to the Kingdom. This show is suffering from ADD tonight. Richard is telling Morgan that you are going to have to fight someday.  Carol and Morgan still don't have a clue as to what has happened yet.  Somehow they need to find out about Glenn and Abraham.  Carol puts them both out. I feel like some much has happened and so little at the same time.

Spencer is back at his house that they trashed looking for the gun.  Does he really think this milquetoast act is going to play with Negan?  Richard has a hidden camper?  Every body has an RV. I really can understand his level of frustration. Now, Rosita mocks Spencer playing dress up with Negan. I really hate Spencer. Rosita is so done with him. Daryl finally makes it to the outside, and there is fat Joseph. Daryl just beat the crap out of Fat Joey!  Daryl is pissed. Daryl is ready to kick a** and take names, although I think he just scared the crap out of Jesus who showed up as he took out Joey.  What are they looking at. I guess that was just one of Negan's army outposts. Michonne realizes that this is futile. She killed the woman and is returning home.  Spencer is such a dill. How did that note get in there?  Was it the guy in the house? Meanwhile, they are beating the crap out of Aaron. Spencer is out here bad mouthing Rick to Negan. Really, Spencer? Negan should put you in charge. Poor Aaron. His heart is still beating he says.  Negan is sizing up Spencer just right. This is not going to end well Spencer. Bye-bye Spencer.  You have no guts literally and figuratively.  He asked them to clean up what's left of Spencer and for someone to finish their pool game. Rosita pulled out her gun and fired. She shot Lucille. Now, someone else will have to die. 

Now, Negan knows about the bullet making. Arat, hate her, she cuts Rosita's face as Rosita lies about making the bullet.  Aaaaaand Olivia is dead. Man, he can't even stop fat shaming Olivia in death. Tara and Eugene step up.  Now, Negan is taking Eugene the bullet maker.  I hate Negan. Boy did Spencer make a mess. And of course, Rick has to kill he his reanimated corpse. I really need Carol know what has been happening.

What is Rick contemplating in the jail cell. Michonne is trying to put the fight back in Rick. They all have to fight not just one or two of them.  Rick and the gang have arrived at the Hilltop. Look who else is at the Hilltop!!! Daryl Dixon!!!! That was Rick's gun Fat Joe had!!! The gang is back together!!!! Now we just need Carol and Morgan! Who is this guy that was watching Rick and Aaron and now spying on Alexandria. Soooooo, much!!!!! See you guys in February!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

NFL Week 14: Only One Quarter of the Season Left

Ladies and gentle, we are, as they like to say, into the home stretch. Three-fourths of the season is now behind us, and most of us are wondering how it passed by so fast. The 49ers, Jets, Browns, and Jaguars have been eliminated from playoff contention.  Other than the Niners, did anybody really give those other three teams a real shot? They are fighting for draft position now.

Did you see the Chiefs game in Atlanta?  I did, and man was it a nail-biter! Eric Berry and Tyreek Hill put on a clinic in the ATL, but boy was I nervous when the Falcons lined up for that two-point conversion. Thank goodness for Eric Berry who already had a pick-six and snatched another from Matt Ryan taking the Chiefs from a one point loss to a one point victory. Then, they turned around and played the Raiders at Arrowhead stadium.  The Raiders came in to the game in first place in the AFC West and left the game in second. Like Sunday's game, it wasn't a beautiful win, although Tyreek Hill was a highlight again, as was Travis Kelce who tied Tony Gonzalez's 4 game streak of 100 yards in a game, and did a wonderful impression of Raiders' punter Marquette King who retaliated with a tweet mocking Kelce's reality show.  The Chiefs lost LB Derrick Johnson to a ruptured Achilles. He was clearly missed in the second half of the game, and let's not even start on the turnovers and the lack of scoring by the offense in the second half.  Mad props though to the Chiefs Defense who also held the Raiders to only 13 points. The Chiefs may have played and ugly game, but a win is a win and now the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker in the AFC West and are in first place.

As it stands in the AFC, New England is the one seed, Kansas City is the two seed, followed by Baltimore at three and Houston at two. Currently, the two wildcard teams are both form the AFC West, Denver and Oakland.  That said, the Dolphins, Steelers, Colts, Bills, Titans, Chargers, and Bengals still have a chance.

On the NFC side, Dallas has already clinched a playoff berth and are pretty secure with the one seed, while Seattle is two, Detroit three, and Atlanta four.  The two teams hold the wildcards right now are New York and Tampa Bay.  Still in the running, the Redskins, Vikings, Packers, Cardinals, Saints, Eagles, Panthers, Rams, and Bears. 

The races are tight, and there are going to be some really good rivalry games ahead, including the Chiefs and Broncos rematch on Christmas night.  Congratulations are in order for Larry Fitzgerald who is now securely in third place on the NFL all-time receptions list.  He is behind Tony Gonzalez (number 2) and Jerry Rice (number 1).  Speaking of Tony G., Antonio Gates is closing in on his record for most touchdowns by a tight end. He is two touchdowns from catching him and three from passing.

Sorry about leaving out the Buccaneers/Chargers game last week, my bad, and I apologize, because I have no idea why I picked Jacksonville either. Even with those errors, I still had a pretty good week with a 10-4 record bringing my season total to 121-69.  Fantasy players: the bye weeks are over and for some of you the playoffs are beginning. Good luck!!! My Lucille Swings team slipped up last week, but held on to the 1st place position.  Lochte and Loaded finally ended their losing streak and the 4th place position.  

Sunday, December 11, 2016
San Diego Chargers vs. Carolina Panthers:  Carolina
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills:  Pittsburgh
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns:  Cincinnati
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions:  Detroit
Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans:  Denver
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts:  Indianapolis
Arizona Cardinals vs. Miami Dolphins:  Arizona
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles:  Washington
Minnesota Vikings vs. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Minnesota
New York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers:  San Francisco (but really, it's a coin toss)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams:  Atlanta
New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Tampa Bay
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers:  Green Bay
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants:  Dallas

Monday, December 12, 2016
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots:  New England (although I would love an upset here.)

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Seattle

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets:  New York

Congratulations to Louisville quarterbakck Lamar Jackson on his Heisman trophy victory! That's it guys!! Until next week, "At its best, life is completely unpredictable."-Christopher Walken

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season 7, Episode 7-"Sing Me a Song"

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Welcome back, everybody!  I am on cloud nine because my Chiefs went down to Georgia and came back with an improbable win against the Falcons, which can only mean tonight's 90 minute episode is going to find a way to break our hearts.  I have a feeling that we will be drained much like Tara was last week when she returned to Alexandria and heard the bad news that all of us already knew.  Tonight, we shall find out what happens to Carl after he made the bad decision to journey into Saviors' territory. Granted, Jesus is with him, but Jesus can make himself invisible, while Carl, not so much.

Opens with Michonne alone looking at the burnt out mattresses. I'm not really liking her out on these treks alone. She's whistling the Farmer in the Dell to draw walkers, for practice? What is she doing?  Where is Rick and Aaron? The back of a truck?  What are they doing? What are these Saviors looking at? This is the truck that Jesus and Carl are in. Why is Jesus spilling the syrup? Making a trail. Tells Carl they have to jump, but Carl just stays behind. Well, Carl killed one, but Negan? Come on, Carl, really? I love how Negan tells Carl that Carl scares the crap out of Negan.  Ugh, Dwight. Man, I hate them. Exactly what do they have Darryl doing.  I don't really get Carl's "plan." So, Sanctuary is actually a giant factory facility.

Negan is such a perv. Says he doesn't have time to do his wives, well maybe one, dig at Dwight...who is still in charge of Daryl. These Saviors worship Negan like he is a god.  Spencer is such a douche. Once again, Spencer is blaming Rick. Rosita hates Spencer about as much as I do. Negan is so gross. He has a harem of women dressed up like they are in a brothel.   I don't know who Mark and Amber are, but they are in trouble with Negan. What job is he talking about? He can do what ever he wants, but the wives can't cheat on him. He is a hard core Warren Jeffs. What's gonna happen to Mark though? Negan is so creepy. Daryl speaks! To which Negan threatens to put out Carl's other eye. Tells Dwight to fire up the furnace. Time for a little deja vu? I guess he is going to do to Mark what he did to Dwight. So where exactly are Aaron and Rick going?  

My two least favorite characters in a car together-Spencer and Gabriel. Spencer is such a jerk. So, he blames Rick for his whole family dying. Really, that's all Rick? Spencer has to go. He thinks that he can survive without Rick?  Mr. Hoarder thinks he knows better how to run things. Gabriel tells Spencer what he is saying doesn't make him a sinner, but it does make him crap, but it doesn't have to be terminal. I think it will be though. What is this clown doing? Wow, Negan's pad is gorgeous. Carl killed two of his men, now he has to pay by removing his eye patch. Negan is like, that is gross as hell, Carl is breaking down now. His eye is gross. Fat Joe enters with Lucille.  He asks if he treated the bat like a lady. Negan tells Carl he has to sing him a song. Carl says he can't think of one.  When did Carl grow up 1930? You are my sunshine? This is horrible. I hate Negan. Carl just told him he shot Lori. 

Down to the furnace. The Saviors are so freaking weak. Rules are what make it all work, but dang, Negan. Break the rules, and it is the iron for you. I actually have an iron like that. It belonged to my grandmother. Mark took one for his girlfriend. Negan is so digusting. He is now square.  We don't think you are a lunatic, Negan, we know you are. Negan is by far more despicable than the Governor, and the Governor was a bag of crap. Spencer managed to get a bow and arrow from a walker. I was hoping the walker would kill Spencer, but alas. 

Eugene and Rosita arguing.  Eugene is trying to talk sense into Rosita. Rosita is now taking her anger out on Eugene. He is telling her the truth. Just like Daryl, you may get one, but they have the numbers and more of your people will die.  She calls him useless coward to get him to make a bullet for the person who saved their lives. Eugene doesn't want to, but he begins. Eugene is a little broken; Rosita is a little crazy. Where is Rick and Aaron, and what was Michonne doing? 

Sherry and Dwight are going to get each other killed with their clandestine meetings.  Carl is still trying to stand up to Negan. Negan still wants to look at his eye. Carl tells Negan that he should jump out of the window to save me the trouble of killing you. He then tell Negan that he can't kill any of them. Carl tries himself far too much. How did Jesus get on top of Negan's truck? How does Jesus do these Ninja deals. Negan is such a butthole. Negan tells Daryl that he is taking Carl home. Wait, where did Jesus go? 

Wait, Dwight just passed him a note and some tools to break out and told him to go now. Michonne was making a walker barricade?  What is the point of this? See, Negan doesn't have to make fun of her weight, I mean, really? Olivia just slapped Negan. She wants to die. Oh, man, he found out about Judith. Rick is not going to be happy about Negan touching his baby. Speaking of Judith, seriously, is she the slowest growing baby in the history of television? I know time is not the same on The Walking Dead and seven years have not passed yet, but why is she still so young?

What are Aaron and Rick doing? This guy protected his supplies by putting walkies in the lake? Rosita has her one bullet. What exactly is she going to do with it? Spencer is such a butthole. Rosita don't do anything stupid. He kissed baby Judith as he tells Carl that maybe he should bury Rick and Carl in the flower beds. Next week is the mid-season finale. What will Michonne do?  What is Aaron and Rick going to do?  Why is Rick crying...again in the trailer for next week? What is going to happen with the Kingdom guys?  So much to see next week?  

Saturday, December 3, 2016

NFL Week 13: Did You Just See What I Just Saw?

Welcome back, everybody!!!! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! I know you cannot see my face right now, but I assure you that after last week's victory over the Denver Broncos, my Chiefs have me smiling and somewhat walking on air.  Did you see it?! Now, I'll admit that I am a bit superstitious. I don't really watch Chiefs games in their entirety.  Why? Because it seems that when I do they lose. I know, I know, that it is irrational. Heck, they won a game while I was actually in the building, but when I watch those national televised games they seem to do better when I'm not watching, which is why I was over on AMC watching one of the more boring episodes of The Walking Dead.  When I went back to the game the Chiefs were up, but then Denver came roaring back, and it looked as if the Chiefs were going to lose once again on national television. Against all hope, they tied the game, and it went to overtime. When I say I was under my covers, hiding my face during that overtime, I truly mean it. I had set the tv timer to go off, and I was peeking over the tops of my covers begging the Chiefs to find a way to win and not lose this game. Then, one of my new favorite players, Cairo Santos kicked a field goal that hit the upright and bounced in.  I thought it was no good. I thought it was no good and exploded out of the bed throwing covers everywhere. When the refs signaled, I screamed like a lunatic, like a raving lunatic!! The Chiefs (even though I did not pick them) had beaten the Broncos. Round 2 will come on Christmas night at Arrowhead.

Last week also marked a special occasion for Diana Dishes. Believe it or not, I posted my 300th post last week! It really crept up on me. I only realized today that my "Dead Viewing" post on "Swear" was post number 300. Not bad, I've posted about The NFL, politics, Tony Gonzalez, pop culture, books, Tony Gonzalez, Shawne Merriman, Stephen King, Harry Potter, and of course, Tony Gonzalez. There are not many posts that I regret, but I write what I write with little or no editing, because, I like to turn in a first draft of my work as it is as it comes to me. Keeping it simple.

Speaking of Tony Gonzalez, this week the Chiefs play the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome. One reporter dubbed it the "Tony Bowl."  The last time these two teams played it was at Arrowhead, the Falcons won, and Tony Gonzalez dunked for the last time at Arrowhead. Many Chiefs fans took umbrage to that event. I'm not most Chiefs fans, but to paraphrase Slim Pickens, I hope the Chiefs find it in their heart to roll into Atlanta and beat the Falcons until they were dead. Uhm, not dead, but badly, shaken...I'm okay, now, but I'm never going to forgive the Falcons for that hot mess of a last season they gave Tony Gonzalez, and their little to no attempt to trade him when everyone in the world knew the only place they were going was home.

The Cowboys won their 11th straight game, Green Bay broke their losing streak, New Orleans put a beatdown on Greg Williams and the Rams, and Oakland won their 5th game in a row. Ugh. Oakland. The Chiefs will welcome them to Arrowhead on Thursday Night Football. By the way, have you heard that the NFL is thinking of doing away with Thursday Night Football? Honestly, I wouldn't miss it. Half the time, if the Chiefs aren't involved I don't watch Monday or Thursday Night Football. 

Rob Gronkowski is done for the season after having surgery on his back. I once stated that Gronk would eventually be the greatest tight end ever, if he could stay healthy.  This is his third back surgery. He is still an awesome force, but he is going to have to learn how to play smarter. Darren Sharper, who I regret to say used to be a favorite of this page, was sentenced to 20 years in California for his multiple rape charges. I still cannot get over how disgusted I am that I thought he was a good guy. What a despicable human being he turned out to be. Twenty years is not long enough in my opinion.  

On Thursday, we found out that former Chiefs player Joe McKnight was killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans, just a few months after former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was killed in a road rage incident. I can't believe that any thing in either of those situations merited a gun. How have we gotten to this point in our society that now we are willing to kill people because they cut us off? Seriously, I had a fender bender this year, and the guy got out yelling at me, even as I apologized.  I know cars are a great investment, but I have never valued my car over a person's life. That's what insurance is for. We, for all our bravado, appear to be a country afraid of each other. I just see this as another senseless tragedy that could have been avoided. Rest in Peace, Joe McKnight.

Last week, I improved to 111-65 after going 9-4 in my picks (yeah, I can't believe I didn't pick the Chiefs either).  My Lucille Swings team improved to 10-2 and is holding on to the top spot in my league, while Lochte and Loaded appears to be circling the drain after dropping a third game.  Bye teams this week are Cleveland and Tennessee.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atlanta Falcons:  Kansas City
San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears:  Chicago
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints:  New Orleans
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cincinnati Bengals:  Philadelphia
Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers:  Green Bay
Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots:  New England
Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville
Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore
Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders:  Oakland
Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals:  Arizona
New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers:  Pittsburgh
Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Seattle

Monday, December 5, 2016
Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets:  New York

Thursday, December 8. 2016
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Kansas City (I'm not picking Oakland over my Chiefs even if I think it's crazy.

Enjoy your week, everybody!!! Until next time, "Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally."-David Frost

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season 7, Episode 6-"Swear"

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Opening on the beach, with kids, and Tara is down in the water unconscious. Not a good sign to begin the episode. This group kills everyone who comes in? Still no snitches. The younger kid doesn't want to help the older one with Tara. I wonder what happened to Tara and where is Heath?

I would normally be watching my Chiefs on national television, but at the moment, I think it is best that I watch The Walking Dead, as the Chiefs basically turn in to the walking dead during national televised games

Eight rusty cans of okra and a bottle of aspirin is all they have found in two weeks? Heath took issue with the killing of the Saviors. Heath is still a little soft being in Alexandria. He knows that he has to chose to live. He is ready to give it up and go back. This waterfront crib is pretty nice. Tara is still unconscious. This teenager is taking care of Tara, who is not really unconscious. Nice fake out Tara, but why? Eww a raw fish. Tara now following the girl through the woods. This seems like a trap.  Yet, another community. So many kids? Where is she? There guards are pretty sucktastic. Are there only women in this community? tjeu jave weapons. What's going on? Why are they hiding and getting guns?  Well, clearly, they shoot first ask questions later. The girl who was taking care of her was named Cindy. I'm a little confused right now...Tara saying everything is cool, but they aren't buying her Tarantino impersonation. 

Did these ladies build the fort on the bridge? There is a sand pile on the bridge. Tara moved a bag in the sand, and oh my goodness, the sand was trapping walkers. Natonya and Beatrice. She got knocked off the bridge. Yep, they shoot strangers on site. Tara is such a weirdo. They are taking her out by night? What's happening?  

The men were killed and they were all that's left? She wants to recruit them to help Alexandria, but I don't fully trust them.  Poor trusting Tara. She may not make it to the next episode. At least she won't know what happened in Alexandria.  Tara flipping the bird to little Rachel the kid who tried to kill her twice.  This looks so suspect right now leading her back to the bridge. Ah, they were trying to kill her! These witches...Now, the Saviors killed every boy over ten, wth?!  They are savage more than savior. Cindy saved Tara again. Now, she's leading her to the bridge if Tara promises never to tell about their settlement. 

Tara made it through the sand walkers. Heath got caught up among the sand walkers, and Tara fell off the bridge. Aw, naw...I thought that was Heath was a walker for a minute, but it was a female walker. Heath's glasses were broken, but he is no where to be seen, and the RV is gone. Tara found a card with PPP on it. What does that mean? So, we have Hilltop, the Kingdom, Alexandria, the Fish people communities. Tara is still so positive, eating the salted perch getting a bobble head for Denise.  Tara has made it back to Alexandria, but now she has to get the worst news ever that Denise, Glenn, and Abraham are dead. Tara kept her promise to Cindy. Still no Heath...The fish community is Oceanside. Only two episodes left...Sigh. I just know somebody is going to die in the next two episodes...

NFL Week 12: Waking up in Second Place

Welcome back, guys! Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving celebration with your families, friends, and significant others. I enjoyed spending time with my family, although it meant only 20 actual minutes of anything even close to being football related. The fam isn't into football. I know, I'm the odd duck in the bunch, but our Thursday viewing was dedicated to a non-stop comedy movie marathon consisting of Bad Moms, Central Intelligence, and Deadpool.  Not a bad way to spend a Thursday, but I missed the football, and Aretha's national anthem.

It is not a dream. The Dallas Cowboys have the best record in the NFL. I know, right?  Is there anyone more insufferable than a Dallas fan when they are winning?  Yeah, a Lakers fan, but I digress. The Boys have surprised a lot of people dominating their division and conference with a rookie quarterback-Dak Prescott. It's hard not to root for Prescott, but you guys know my feelings about the boys. Rooting for Dak, but against those boys. It's what I do.  Seriously, it physically hurts to say nice things about the Cowboys and the Raiders.

I don't know what is going on with Green Bay and Kansas City. My Chiefs had no business losing that game to Tampa Bay on Sunday. NONE!!! I will give Tampa Bay their props. They are a decent team, but the Chiefs are better than what they put on the field Sunday. Even with the injuries, there is no way they are Super Bowl bound losing games like this. They fell from first place to second place (barely) and will now face the Broncos in Denver tonight on national television. The Chiefs, sigh, are not good on national television. Maybe it's me. Nah, it's not me. A big shoutout to one of my favorite Chiefs' blogs, who pointed out that since 2004, the Chiefs are 10-18 on national television. They lost their first national televised game in that abomination against the Steelers early this season. They are scheduled for two national televised games, one against Oakland on December 8, and the other against Denver on Christmas Day.  I regret to say have no hopes for either of those games. Wow, they are doing the Who's got the Edge segment on the Chiefs/Broncos. Tony Gonzalez is picking this game. Sigh...Chiefs are going to lose.

Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers, smh, I am just as surprised as anyone that Green Bay is so infuriating this year. The Packer fans are blaming Olivia Munn for Jessica Simpsoning the Pack, while even legit sports sites are citing a rift in the Rodgers family (also blamed on Aaron's girlfriend Olivia) for causing Aaron's problems on the field.  Whatever the problem, Green Bay is going to find themselves buying tickets to the playoffs if they don't solve this problem. 

Well, to the task at hand, last week was a good week.  I once again improved my record with a 12-4 showing thanks  in part to my 3-0 Thanksgiving day picks.  The old record ticked up to 102-61 for the season.  My fantasy teams:  Lucille Swings is still in first place with a 9-2 record, while Lochte and Loaded dropped its second game in two weeks dropping to fourth place. Lochte and Loaded is such a dumpster fire, that the most exciting thing happening this week is that I was able to swing getting Matt Bryant back as my kicker. No byes this week with three teams playing on Thursday.

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons:  Atlanta
San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins: Miami
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints:  New Orleans
San Diego Chargers vs. Houston Texans:  San Diego
Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears:  Tennessee
New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns:  New York
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore
Carolina Panthers vs. Oakland Raiders:  Oakland (It makes me sick  to keep picking Oakland.)
Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Seattle
New England Patriots vs. New York Jets:  New York
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos:  Denver (and it hurts, really hurts to pick them)

Monday, November 28, 2016
Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Dallas

For better or worse, my picks, ladies and gentlemen. Before I leave, I would like to bid a fond farewell to two actors we lost over the break-Florence Henderson and Ron Glass. They both entertained us for decades and will be sorely missed. Until next time, "To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on."-Dave Pelzer

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NFL Week 12: Thanksgiving Edition

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls."-Aesop

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!! I'm not going to spend a great deal of time speaking about this weekend, because I will talk about that on Sunday.  Take a moment to think about the things you are thankful for instead. I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my students, my co-workers, and any person who has played a role in the course of my life, no matter how large or small.  You have all been a blessing and made a contribution to the person I've become.

I know, I know, we are all thankful for football on Thanksgiving day, but how about giving a little thanks to the players, coaches, and staff who give up so much time with their families and put their bodies on the line to entertain us every week. Thanks guys!

I'm thankful that my Chiefs are still in the playoff picture even after that debacle on Sunday. Thank you guys for being my team.

I'm going to make this short and quick, so I can spend time with my family as I know many of you will.

Thursday, November 23, 2016
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions:  Detroit
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys:  Dallas
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts:  Pittsburgh

Go now and embrace your family and one of the most fabulous dinners of the year! Until next time,
"May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And you pies take the prize,
And my your Thanksgiving dinner,
Stay off your thighs."-Grandpa Jones

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season 7, Episode 5-"Go Getters"

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What's the over/under on a death tonight? Maggie is still alive, and so is her baby. So far...Dr. Carson insists that Maggie stay for the duration of her pregnancy.  They buried Glenn and Abraham at the Hilltop. Sasha found Hershel's pocket watch in Glenn's pocket. She said all Abraham had was a cigar.  I like the friendship between Sasha and Maggie. Hey, Jesus...Gregory is such a butthole...Sasha is looking at Gregory like who the crap you are talking to. Nah, Gregory, you are not a good guy.  

Back to Alexandria. Rick arguing with Carl again. Oh, no pecks on the cheek, Rick. Do the kiss right, even thanked her for it. Michonne, my girl! Carl looks like the girl all the mean girls pick on. Enid is trying to escape. Carl tells her he is not going to save her anymore. I still do not like nor trust Enid. Jesus is the Glenn of the Hilltop. "I just want to help." I want Greg and Negan gone. Sasha is Greg's an idiot. Maggie: He's a coward, and they are more dangerous.  Enid is an idiot. Who is this wrecking a perfectly good car?  Carl, of course. You only have the one good eye, Carl.  What is going on at Hilltop?  Fires and music and the gate is open? I bet Gregory did that. 

Why is Maggie so hard-headed? Maggie is already taking charge of Hilltop. I guess this present is from Negan.  Maggie is dribing a tractor. Maggie is such a bad ass. Where was Gregory when his people needed him?  Hiding while a pregnant Maggie, Sasha, and Jesus held it down.  Gregory is the worse. Then, the Saviors show up during his twisted negotiation. Cute little roller skating episode with Carl and Enid. The Saviors aren't as dumb as Gregory thinks. They know he has something to do with the Outpost deaths. He is probably plotting how to Narc on Sasha and Maggie.  

The saviors are surprised that the Hilltop could take care of the walkers. Gregory trying to pretend that he didn't know that the Outpost people are dead.  So, Simon is now going to be in charge of the Hilltop. Any hitches in the giddy-up? These guys...Gregory is trying to turn Sasha and Maggie over?  Jesus is telling him no. Maggie and Sasha were not in the closet.  Simon is asking Gregory to kneel.  Jesus is looking at him as if he is so pathetic. Carl is thinking the most stupid right now. He wants to kill Negan, but he will get everyone else killed. Enid is kissing him to try to convince him not to do something stupid.  Jesus has stepped to Gregory. Maggie just knocked the hell out of Gregory, and that dude took Glenn's Watch. Maggie told him call her by her name Maggie Rhee. Go ahead, Maggie!!!!

Sasha wants Jesus to find where Negan lives, but not tell Maggie. The balloons were for Glenn's grave.  Maggie gave Enid Glenn's watch. Sasha smoking Abraham's stoggie. Carl and and Jesus sneaking into the Saviors compound? What the what, Carl? Until next week!!!

NFL Week 11: Pass the Popcorn

Welcome back, everybody!!! We finally made it to Thanksgiving Break. It has been a long week. Tony Romo made an emotional statement about now being the second string quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Tom Brady and the Patriots lost at home to Seattle. The Green Bay Packers are a hot mess. The Saints can't get out of their own way, and lookey there, my Kansas City Chiefs are in first place in the AFC West.

I know, I know, many people are not saying much about my Chiefs, but the Chiefs are 7-2 going into this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have only lost those 2 games since beginning last year with that 1-5 record. They have the longest current home game win streak with 10.  They are getting Justin Houston back today, and while I don't expect a monster sack game from Justin, his presence is a welcome to the defense.  

The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are both under-performing this season.  The Packers are currently sitting in third place in a division they have normally dominated.  Pittsburgh is also under pressure as they sit in second place in the AFC North. Ben Roethlisberger seemed to throw his coach under the bus this week for his team's woes. Aaron Rodgers, however, came to bat for his coach as people begin to criticize Mike McCarthy, but some of his former teammates have come out swinging against Rodgers and his leadership (or lack of) in Green Bay. We are only halfway through the season and the drama!

While last week wasn't a particularly bad week with me, my five losses were teams that just. Seriously, my losses:  Atlanta, San Diego, Green Bay, New York, and New England. What gives guys?  So, I ended last week with a 9-5 record bringing my seasonal record to 90-57.  On the fantasy side, Lucille Swings is still hanging out in first place with an 8-2 record after soundly defeating my foe.  Lochted and Loaded took a loss last week and drops to 6-3.  Fantasy fans, do not forget that this is a bye week for Atlanta, San Diego, Denver, and the NY Jets

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Kansas City
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals:  Cincinnati
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns:  Pittsburgh
Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys:  Dallas
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions:  Detroit
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts:  Indianapolis
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Arizona
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants:  New York
New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers:  New England
Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams:  Los Angeles
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Seattle
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins:  Washington

Monday, November 21, 2016
Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders:  Oakland 

I will be back on Thursday to pick the Thanksgiving Day games. Until then, enjoy your games, and "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."-John Wooden

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season 7, Episode 4-"Service"

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Hey, we're living on Easy Street...okay, I won't torment you with that song tonight. I haven't thoroughly hated a song with so much passion so quickly since Katy Perry's "Firework" earwormed its way into my life. I tell you, I would have broken a lot quicker than Daryl Dixon appears to be. Tonight, we get an extra 25 minutes of show. Hope it is a good one, but good one's usually means someone dies. Long as it is not Michonne or Daryl, I'm cool.

Rick and Michonne are still a couple I see, and apparently, he is sleeping a little to peacefully for her. What did she hide in the fireplace. OHHHHH a nice gun, I see. Where is she going? What is Michonne up to?  What is she keeping watch for? Are Rosita and Spencer still a thing?  Here comes Negan...butthole...Man, I hate that dude.

Funny thing, at the same time Negan said little pig, little pig let me in, the same line was dropped on Walker, Texas Ranger.  He is a little early with his Saviors. Daryl looks a hot mess. Man, I hate Negan.

Rick can't even talk to Daryl or Daryl loses a body part. He has Rick carrying his dang bat.  Who is this lady?  Dwight is such a pizza face butthole.  I want Dwight and Negan to die such terrible deaths. I want Daryl to kill Dwight, and Rick or Maggie to kill Negan, preferably both at the same time. Michone is not good with the gun, but the machete, she is very good at.  Well, she shot a deer.

They found Deanna's stash of videos. Man, Rick is so broken right now. He needs to get his stuff together. The Rick in that video is not entirely dead Negan, and you are stoking the fire. They are pretending that Maggie is dead. Carl is firing off at the people trying to get the medicine. Carl is showing that baby serial killer. At least Carl's hair is better. Where are the guns Rick? Thanks, Carl.

Well, Carl has messed up the gun situation.  Arat is the girl apparently. He insulted the woman, calling her fat. Rick is wants to rip Negan's neck out so bad right now.  They found Daryl's bike, but Rosita is still suspicious of the area. Spencer is so dumb. Like, Negan would not have found them anyway. Negan was already working his way to Alexandria, anyway.  They found out about the bazooka.  Michonne has those guns? Or Tara and Heath? Or Maggie and Sasha? Negan is threatening to kill Olivia the bookkeeper? Really? Neegan is a horrible person.

Hiding guns is not the answer. Rick is preaching to the people about the hidden guns. They just don't get that Negan is now in charge, and he sees the guns as a threat to his being. They realize that Michonne is not there. Spencer is so stupid. What is Rosita doing?  Are these the Saviors that came after them and killed Denise? Ugh, I hate Spencer. How is it that his dead brother was the smarter of the two?  How did he survive as long as he did?

Gabriel is sneaky as hell; he just crept up on Rick. Where does he come from no where?  They think Spencer has them? He's been hoarding food still?!! They found the guns. I hate freaking Spencer. Tormenting Enid for wanting to keep the balloons Glenn had given her. Just tell on Spencer. He's useless anyway. Threatening to kill Olivia unless he tells who had the guns.

Michonne does not want to cooperate, and Dwight is a .... I hate him riding off on Daryl's bike. Negan just continues to torment Negan. Rick is having flashbacks as Negan kills this walker.  Oh, Negan has to die if for nothing else, that last comment to Rick. "Vengeance for the plunderers." on the sign outside of Alexandria. Negan, that would be you...he needs to die a slow painful death...

Watching Daryl leave was depressing. Spencer is such a...Man, he is so stupid. Spencer is such a jerk bringing up Glenn and Abraham. Rick saved your stupid life. He wants to die. Ahhh, Rosita has the gun. That was one of their guns that Michonne had. Michonne is still wanting to fight. Rick is telling Michonne about Shane. Rick knows Judith isn't his daughter. Just admitted it to Michonne. Rick just wants to keep them all alive. Michonne is going to try, but she still wants to fight.  What's burning?  They just burned the mattresses.  I hate Negan. Well, we are off to the Hilltop next week...Until next week.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

NFL Week 10: Well, That Wasn't What We Expected...

Welcome back, everyone!!! For better or for worse, the national blight is finally over, and like him or not, Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States of America. Those are words I truly never expected to say. It's kinda like saying the Jacksonville Jaguars are Super Bowl Champions, but at least that junk is behind us for at least 2 years, when the next cycle will drive us into the ground.

So, how was your week? My Chiefs pulled off a win against those Jaguars-barely. Yeah, Alex Smith and Spencer Ware didn't play, and Jeremy Maclin barely played (fantasy peeps, he is out this week), and still no Justin Houston, but seriously, this game should not have been as close as it was.  Mad props to Charcandrick West and Cairo Santos who helped my Lucille Swings team eek out a victory this week. FYI, Travis Kelce, get it together, man!!! You are a pretty good tight end, but son, you are not Tony Gonzalez, you are not going to get those calls, and you need to chill. That $24,000 fine you received this week should be a wake up call. We need you on the field not in the locker room, especially when I play you over Jimmy Graham who would have pounded my opponent into submission, rather than having a 90.70-90.64 skin of my teeth victory.  BY THE BY, JIMMY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL YEAR?
Speaking of Tony Gonzalez, Friday was the fourth anniversary of Tony Gonzalez scoring his 100th touchdown, the first tight end to do so (for those new to the blog, I was actually there to see him score that touchdown against the Saints in the Super Dome). He later scored 101 in the same game. He currently holds the record for Touchdowns for tight ends with 111, but that record will probably belong to Antonio Gates by the end of the year and Rob Gronkowski in the next few years if he can stay healthy.  Also on Friday, the NFL Network revealed a revamped Top 10-Tight Ends list, and the #1 Tight End of all time?  Tony Gonzalez...nothing else needs to be said. Congrats to the G.O.A.T!!!

Last week, Green Bay and Denver ruined what could have been a perfect week. Even so, I'll take an 11-2 week which brings my record to 81-52. My fantasy teams are also sitting pretty:  Lucille Swings is in first place with a 7-2 record, and Lochte and Loaded is in second place with a 6-2 record. Fantasy fans: Buffalo, Oakland, Indianapolis, and Detroit all have byes this week.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints:  Denver (although I hope they lose.)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Philadelphia Eagles:  Atlanta 
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers:  Kansas City
Miami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers: San Diego
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Arizona
Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans:  Green Bay
Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Jets:  New York
Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Tampa Bay
Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins: Washington
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars:  Houston
Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers:  Dallas
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots:  New England

Monday, November 14, 2016
Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Giants:  New York

Thursday, November 17, 2016
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers:  Carolina

To The Walking Dead fans, I'll be back tonight with another live blog of the latest episode. Until next time, Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dead Viewing: Season Seven, Episode Three-"The Cell"

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Welcome back, everyone! I feel that last week's happy little tryst to the kingdom is a short, little break in our collective misery, and this week will be a small walk through hell.

Why are we starting with Who's the Boss? Is this life with Negan, Dwight's view?  Is he sling blade? What's with the mustard? What's with the letters on these guys? Is that why the hanging dude had a letter X? He is eating eggs, but serving somebody dog food?  Oh man, it's Daryl, and he's naked. He is making Daryl Dixon eat a dog food sandwich delivered by Dwight. I hate Dwight with a burning passion. I want him do die a slow death as well.

Are they torturing Daryl with bad pop music? I mean, I would break if you did that to me.  Man, this easy street song is so freaking annoying. Who is this person singing this song?  I feel like Daryl will be George Michael Waking me up before you go-going in a minute. So Daryl now has a letter-A. So, his girlfriend is not dead?  He's ticked that she talked to Daryl. Negan's got the hook-up on everything. Poor Daryl. Where exactly are they?  What are they going to do?  You can be like the zombies, the runners, or like Dwight?  The Choices...

I hate this freaking song...already. I need Dwight to die at the end of that crossbow.  Negan is offering him a girl? He mentions that Dwight hadn't had any action since Eugene bit him downstairs. Serves him right.  Y'all, I'm ready to punch somebody because of this song!!!! Fat Joey didn't lock the door?  He had one job. Plus, how much electricity are they burning through in this camp? Well, that was nasty. I just realized that he is wearing Daryl's vest. I wonder what happened here? Where are these zombies coming from?  The girl found Daryl and told him to go back. that it will be worse if they catch him. that he won't be able to get away. Fat Joey. Why is Daryl so hard-headed? Daryl has a death wish man. Aaaaaaaannnnd there's Negan. Daryl, really?!?!

Get on your knees, Daryl. Just save it for another day. Just say Negan and spare yourself. I freaking hate Negan. All of his men are cultists. They say what ever he says. They even call themselves Negan. Daryl caught the bat like, caught the belt during a whooping. Now, Daryl is in for a beatdown. What happened to the bike? That was the guy from the chicken coop. Is Sherry falling for Daryl? I bet Dwight's been bitten. Serves him right. This guy is not buying into Negan's stuff. This guy is saying he would rather be dead than go back. This guy is saying that Negan is the monster not the walkers. Dwight is just as bad as Negan. Alright D, but you know there is nothing left. So, Dwight kills him? Daryl still has people to live for. I still think Dwight has been bitten.

Dwight's back and sharing cigarettes with Sherry.  He's courting death. Not this song again. I I really, really hate this song, and the monster who recorded it. Dwight is telling him he is lucky. Did he just put a picture of Glenn's body? Oh, I hate this piece of crap...Now, playing Roy Orbison? What the what? The Saviors are just a...Crying, really. Now, Daryl breaks and is crying.  Dwight is a wet turd, man...Negan wanted to marry Tina. That's why he and Sherry ran away. Sherry sacrificed herself to marry Negan save Dwight. He wants Daryl to take Dwight's place. Who are you Daryl?  Daryl refuses to say he is Negan.  Man, he is about to kill Daryl. Daryl is thinking about his "family." That's why he won't break. Daryl is gonna die man...Man, he brought ole boy back to be on the fence. What a piece of crap. I hate Dwight. I guess, we will get to see Rick's group next week. Shaking my head, y'all... See you, next week...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

NFL Week Nine: Round and Round

Sigh...Now, everybody, my Chiefs are in the midst of a winning streak and are clearly still in the running to win the AFC West and can take control of second place if they win this week because Denver and Oakland will break their tie when they play each other today. So, why am I not a happy fan girl?  Well, Alex Smith's head bounced of the ground at Lucas Oil Stadium not once, but twice last week, and although the Chiefs say he does not have a concussion, something happened to his noggin because the Chiefs are giving him a break this week and playing Nick Foles in his place. Nick played well last week against the Colts, and I'm sure that he will be fine against the Jaguars, but I'm worried about Alex.  The same thing happened to Chiefs QB Trent Green a few years back, and he was never quite the same. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Speaking of concussions, while Alex Smith was not diagnosed with a concussion, running back Spencer Ware was diagnosed with a concussion, and like Alex, he will not be playing against the Jaguars this week. Then, there is Jamaal Charles. He had a second opinion on his ailing knee, and now he is headed to the injured reserve. See, this is why a Chiefs fan is never happy.  Thank goodness for poor Knile Davis. This kid has had a roller coaster of a week. He was traded to the Packers when it looked as if J. Charles was healthy.  After two weeks, he was waived by the Packers, picked up by the Jets, waived a day later, before being picked back up by the Chiefs. Welcome back, Knile Davis! I hope your second stint with the Chiefs is better than the first. I might need to to pick him up for my fantasy roster.

The biggest game of the day, at least to me, is Oakland and Denver. I'm going to be very, very honest right now. Y'all know I hate each of these teams equally, and I truly don't care which one wins, but at the end of the day, one of these teams will be alone in first place, and the other will join the Chiefs and Charger in the chase. I'm hoping the Chiefs, of course, win so the other team will drop to third, but the Jaguars are no pushover and could easily surprise the Chiefs who are without their quarterback and two of their running backs.

Ben Roethlisberger may make his return to the field this week.  Dallas is continuing to rule the NFC East, as the Patriots are ruling the AFC East. Dallas is flush with QBs right now and are weekly the subject of QB controversy. Minnesota seems to be regressing a bit after their 5-0 beginnings. Atlanta is surprising a lot of people taking over the NFC South from Super Bowl runner up Carolina, who is shockingly in last place with a 2-5 record.  Seattle is barely keeping their head above water in that hot mess of a division that is the NFC West. The AFC North is still up for grabs, for everyone except Cleveland, whose fans basically summed up the team with one sign.

Well, I had a better week than the Cleveland fans.  My fantasy team Lucille Swings connected again and is still holding the 1st place position.  Lochte and Loaded has fought it's way into third place in my second league. Yeah, I'm just as surprised as you are.  I even did a fair job of picking last week with a 9-4 record bringing my year to 70-50.  Fantasy fans:  New England, Cincinnati, Houston, Washington, Arizona, and Chicago are all enjoying their byes this week.

Sunday, November 3, 2016
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Kansas City
New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers:  New Orleans
Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers:  San Diego
Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns:  Dallas Cowboys
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins:  Miami
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Detroit
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants:  New York
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore
Carolina Panthers vs. Los Angeles Rams:  Carolina
Indianapolis Colts vs. Green Bay Packers:  Green Bay
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders:  Denver

Monday, November 7, 2016
Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Seattle

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs!!! I'm still not a fan, but it is awesome that the curse is finally over. Better luck next time, Cleveland. Hey, at least you have Lebron.  Until next week, "The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -Eminem