Friday, October 21, 2011

Minka, Blogger Compliments, and Roll Tide

Well, it’s been quite a week, my fellow readers of the best blog on the internet (and thanks again to Al Gore for such an awesome invention…Ben Franklin scored electricity, Edison had the light bulb, and our former VP landed nothing short of the internet!)

Before we move on to the weekly SEC winner I’d also like to take a moment of silence for the death of a potentially great Hollywood career that ended before it’s time. 3+ months ago she was on top the world, witnessing the 3,000th hit of perhaps the most popular Yankee of all time and that fall, she was slated to star in a reboot of one of the greatest “cheese-fest” shows of the ‘70’s. Suddenly, at the end of August, Us Weekly proudly declared her romance over...and now, news has come out that her TV show has been cancelled. Farewell Minka Kelly….we barely knew you. That said, what’s the over/under on the # of years before she shows up in a Cinemax movie on Saturday at 2 a.m.? I say three. If only Vegas had odds for this. Then again, if they do, now that Breezy is all grown up and taking advantage of NVNole, I’m sure they’ll bet on it.

With that, let’s move on to the pick of week, which is actually going to be fairly easy this week. 

Why, you ask? I’ll tell you why, faithful readers…..because both Breezy and Sweatpants have done my homework for me. Specifically, check out Breezy’s “aha” moment when he realized (courtesy of yours truly) that gambling is about making money.

What? When? Where? How did that happen? Now that he's realized that gambling is about winning money, I can’t wait for his expose in three weeks justifying that although he still harbors strong feelings for her (and her HIV, syphilis, and genital warts) he now realizes that he can’t really date “Candy.”

And when you’re done digesting that, please take a minute to disinfect and then notice Mr. Sweatpant’s comment that he’s taking a “page from the SEC Guy” (I mean – can’t he just tell the truth that after picking USF last week he needs a winner and when in need of a win, look no further than your humble correspondent?). Is there any more sincere form of flattery than your fellow bloggers ripping you off? I think not...except maybe getting "Steele" tattooed on my stomach....and I'm one ISU upset away. Okay, maybe two.

All that said, it’s actually pretty simple for me this week - take Alabama. The Tide are averaging 39 a game and giving up 7 (which is your cover), the Vols continue to start the guy who is apparently proud of the Simms family name (since his dad is the lead announcer on NFL games on CBS) and if you saw Richardson’s run against Ole Miss you know the Tide might actually beat 3-5 NFL teams.

If that’s not enough, Tennessee is averaging 89 rushing yards/game (114th) and just lost at home to LSU by 31. On the bright side, CBS did interview Peyton “My Neck Isn’t that Bad” Manning while LSU simultaneously marched 99 yards down the field (during which they did nothing but the run the ball) so maybe Vols fans can hope that it’s 1998 again if he happens to be around.

And while I’m sure that my fellow bloggers will chastise me for taking the “obvious” game, I’ll leave you with these thoughts – winning money isn’t about picking interesting games or hoping for the best. It’s about winning. Money in your pocket is money soon spent on “Candy” giving you a lap dance (if you can pry her away from Breezy).

So, in closing, I’ll again quote the head coach of the Vols (for the second week in a row I couldn’t say it any better so why try – and thank me later for the free money), “It's his best team…Probably as physically a dominating defense as I've seen in the modern era of football and I know that is a strong statement, but I believe it. Incredible talent at every position, great coaching and just a relentless, physical dominating style of play."

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