Sunday, September 25, 2016

NFL Week Three

Guys, it is already Week Three in the NFL. The only thing we really know is that Bill Belichick has apparently sold his sold to the devil, because even without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots are winning. Just winning...Just making me absolutely nauseated. Talking parity in the NFL, there are only 7 undefeated teams left. Denver, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Giants, Philadelphia (really, Philly?), and Minnesota.

Green Bay, Seattle, and Kansas City look mediocre at best, which of course worries me. The Chiefs lost to a Houston team that had their behinds handed to them by the Patriots four days later. They also broke their eleven game regular season win streak which began when a former Tight End (pictured above) hit that drum. They just can't seem to keep the opposing defense away from Alex Smith. UGH...Green Bay and Seattle lost to teams they would have easily handle in the past. Philly is killing it with a rookie quarterback. FYI, Jay Cutler...just call it a career. I don't think your heart has been in it for years. 

My fantasy team took a hit this week with Adrian Peterson after he tore his meniscus last week. In Thursday nights game, Jacoby Brissett joined Jimmy Garoppolo on the bench with Tom Brady. Belichick will probably win with the janitor at QB next week, though...Don't forget, Bye Weeks begin next week.

I would like to take a moment to say a prayer for Jose Fernandez. The 24 year old star pitcher for the Miami Marlins was killed last night in a boating accident. Today's game against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled. Rest in Peace...

Last week, my Chiefs, the Pack, and the Hawks hurt my heart. I still ended the week 11-5 bringing my season to 21-11. Let's try again...

Sunday, September 25, 2016
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Seattle (not two weeks in a row)
San Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis (like the Hawks, I can't see two weeks in a row)
New York Jets vs, Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City (Here's hoping my Chiefs can play like the team I know exists there.)
Arizona Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bills: Arizona
Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati (I just need the Broncos to lose.)
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins: Miami (in what has to be the saddest game of the day)
Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants: New York (I have little faith in Washington.)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers: Carolina
Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Baltimore
Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Pittsburgh
Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys: Dallas

Monday, September 26, 2016
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints: New Orleans (Atlanta just struggles at the Dome)

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati

Okay everybody, enjoy your last byeless week for a while, and until next week, "Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." -Gilda Radner

Sunday, September 18, 2016

NFL Week Two

Welcome back, everyone! I running late because my wonderful computer has been installing updates since I turned it on at 8 this morning. This post will not be as long as normal because I'm working on the IPad, and since I don't have a keyboard, it feels like I'm texting instead of typing, and I hate texting.

The Browns are off to a typical year for them. Like the Cowboys, their quarterback Robert Griffin, III IS ALREADY OUT! Is it me or is this guy having an early midlife crisis? So, is his career. I don't think that he brought much with him from Washington. I think the Redskins took most of what he had and used it up. Sorry, I just don't think he has much left in the tank.

The Chargers suffered a blow losing Keenan Allen for the season in that loss to the Chiefs. Get well, soon Keenan!

Speaking of that game, the Chiefs have zero respect for my health. After spending the majority of the game losing badly, the Chiefs came back to tie the score in the waning minutes of the game. Then, QB Alex Smith wins the game on his legs to beat the Chargers 33-27. I don't know how my heart can take it.

People are still mad at Colin Kaepernick, and more players joined the list last week, including Marcus Peters. For the record, there is never a good time to protest. It's their right, and I will continue to support them. Because our country was founded on the protestation of issues that were wrong, these athletes have the right to protest problems that continue to plague our country. Instead of being angry at the protest, be angry at the issue they are protesting.

Lucille Swings, my fantasy team, won their first game. Lochted and Loaded, well, they start today. I don't have high hopes for that team, though.

Last week, my predictions were pretty darn good if I say so myself with a 10-6 record. That only means this week will be worse. Here's hoping I perform equally or better.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
San Francisco 49ers vs Carolina Panthers: Carolina
Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns: Baltimore 
Tennessee Titans vs Detroit Lions: Tennessee 
Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans: Kansas City
Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots: New England
New Orleans Saints vs New York Giants: New York
Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh 
Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins: Dallas
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals: Arizona
Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams: Seattle
Indianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos: Indianapolis 
Atlanta Falcons vs Oakland Raiders: Oakland
Jacksonville Jaguars vs San Diego Chargers: San Diego
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings: Green Bay

Monday, September 19, 2016
Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears: Philadelphia 

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Houston Texans vs New England Patriots: New England

Fantasy fans, don't forget Tom Brady and his favorite weapon Rob Gronkowski are out along with my running back Jamaal ChaArles.

Until next week, "When nothing is sure, everything is possible." -Margaret Drabble

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

American Horror Story: Season 6 Premiere

Warning: there will be spoilers!!!!

Hey, y'all!  Well, we will finally figure out what the new season of American Horror Story will be about. Can't be good when it begins based on a true story.

My Roanoke Nightmare!!!!!

Well, I hope it's better than Freakshow and Hotel. Shelby (Lily Rabe) and Matt () who is a new actor to the series. A gang initiation cause Matt to be unconscious...Wait a minute...They just switched from to Sarah Paulson as Shelby, and Matt is some other dude.  What is going on? Man, she just had a miscarriage...

Wait, that's Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Matt in the story? Nothing about this house looks even remotely like something I would ever want to live in. I'm a little confused. Are Lily and the new guy reenacting or are Cuba and Sarah reenacting?  I'm confused. They left the West Coast to move to the East Coast because they were scared of life on the left coast only to move into a house that screams don't you dare move into me because you will die. They then precede to piss off some sketchy looking bubbas...nice...This will not end well...

Well, somebody just won a beautiful new Mercedes. It wasn't me so it's not important.

This is weird, because I'm seeing OJ making out to Marcia Clarke right now...Thanks Cuba and Sarah. Something is attacking their new "farm." Man, the bubbas have some bad teeth. So, something attacked their house the night before, now it's hailing...Nope, it is raining teeth. Like for real teeth, Now, he thinks she is coo-coo for cocoa puffs. Jump scare with the shutters. Wait there are people. Who is this woman? Nice library...I would not sit in this hot tub in the day, much less in the night...alone. She wants to die. Of course some one pushes her under. Looks like the Bubbas...

Shelby already makes poor decisions. Well, the cop is a useless jerk.  She is seeing teeth and torches. Nice name for a band, not so much for your sanity, mind you. Dead pig on the porch. So much good meat gone to waste. New actress as Lee, played by Angela Bassett in the Paulson storyline. Lee is a cop on pills. Got shot looking a baby in a crack house. Lost her job and her husband. Lee is a mess, y'all. That's a cold blooded ghost. rolling that bottle in there. Men, with torches again, and cleavers...of course, her phone is vibrate. Girl, you are going to lose that finger pointing it at Lee.  Shut up, Shelby! Somebody breaks in to show you tv on a bad tv. Is Cuba watching the OJ chase on TV? Somebody just Blair Witched the house! I'm not staying...Why are they not leaving?

Shelby has had enough. She's out of here, and she hits Kathy Bates who gets up and walks away as if nothing happened. While searching for Kathy Bates, she gets lost, finds more Blair Witch dolls, runs, and falls. She has hit the scary movie trifecta. Accidentally "kills" someone, gets lost in the woods, trips and fall, now seeing freaky stuff. Now, she is surrounded by torch carriers and a dude missing his scalp...see y'all next week...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

NFL Predictions Sure to Bite the Dust: 2016 Edition

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!!! It is right around the corner ladies and gentleman! After months and months of not always patiently waiting, the 2016 NFL Season is upon us!! Game one is tomorrow night with a Super Bowl rematch between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Now, there is no secret that I have nothing but animosity for both of these teams, but I hate the Broncs more sooooo, GO PANTHERS!!!!

So what's in the news: Tony Romo received his annual injury during pre-season, Tom Brady is suspended (smiles), Peyton Manning is retired (smiles), Drew Brees is attached to the Saints for another year with a guaranteed $44.25 million, nice work if you can get it.

Peyton Manning has finally ended his reign of terror over my beloved Chiefs. Now, he will just terrorize us with the endless stream of Directv Commercials (shame on you, Lionel Richie). With Peyton starting his acting career and Brock Osweiler in Houston, the Broncos will be helmed by Trevor Siemian who basically held Peyton's clipboard for the past two seasons. Good luck, kid! Ans by luck, I mean, I hope you suck every bit as bad as Peyton was good. (Yeah, I still hate the Broncos. Sorry...not sorry.)

The Dallas Cowboys, a team I have nothing but disdain for, is starting the season with their Captain on the disabled list...again. Seriously, the only thing holding Tony Romo together at this point is dental floss and duct tape. You can give this guy the side-eye, and he will collapse. As a result of Tony Romo annual collapse, the Boys will be starting Dak Prescott. While I'm not a fan of Mississippi State, I root for anyone who represents my home state (except Brett Favre, because forget Brett Favre). Now, I'm not going to be rooting for the Cowboys, but this young man has multiple college records and Mississippi State records under his belt. While that did not bode well for Tim Tebow, per se, (FYI, really Mets, really!!???), I'm looking for good things from young Mr. Prescott.  Good luck, young man, may your stats be great, and the Cowboys lose every game. (Yes, I know, I am petty.)

Tom Brady is suspended...

Colin Kaepernick, of course, has been the topic of conversation for the last two weeks. I haven't said a lot about this, but here is my two cents. Colin Kaepernick has every right to do whatever he wishes to do during the National Anthem. Our behavior during the National Anthem is a courtesy. It is not a requirement nor a law for a citizen to stand nor honor. I have classmates who would neither stand for the Pledge nor the anthem because according to their religion they felt that it was  form of idolatry. There are many problems that our country needs to resolve, and police brutality is a problem we should all want to be eliminated. This is what he is protesting. Racism is still a problem that is deeply rooted in America. This is what he is protesting. I don't care if you don't like it. It's his right, and I support him. As the great Mississippi Nobel Prize Winning writer William Faulkner once said, "Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth." FYI, where were y'all's protest when Bruce Miller beat up a 70 year old man? I'm not saying, I'm just saying. P.S. that anthem really wasn't written for the black people...just facts folks...

I drafted my fantasy team last night. Team Lucille Swings consists of Cam Newton, Dez Bryant, Jeremy Maclin, Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Peterson, Spencer Ware, and Travis Kelce. I should have probably called them the Golden Boys....

Last year, I finished the season with a 144-97 prediction record. Pray for me y'all...Here are my predictions sure to fail. There is no rhyme or reason to these choices...Just laugh your way through them like I will do in January...

NFC East-New York Giants
NFC South-Carolina Panthers
NFC North-Green Bay Packers
NFC West-Seattle Seahawks
Wild Cards-Dallas, New Orleans

AFC East-New England Patriots
AFC South-Indianapolis Colts
AFC North-Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC West-Kansas City Chiefs
Wild Cards-Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos
NFC Champs-Carolina
AFC Champs-Kansas City, just kidding, New England
Super Bowl Champs-Carolina

Now for the week one picks...

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos: Carolina

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: Tampa Bay
Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: KANSAS CITY, was there any doubt?
Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints: New Orleans
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets: Cincinnati
Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia
Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Green Bay
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
Chicago Bears at Houston Texans: Chicago
Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys: New York
Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals: Arizona

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins: Pittsburgh
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco

It's a new NFL Season, Y'all!!! Good luck to all your teams, unless they are Oakland, Dallas, and Denver...

Until next week, "Now that the night is over, And the sun comes Like a god into our room, All perfect light and promises." INXS and I say enjoy the game!!!!!!