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Frivolous Super Bowl Pool….

Please conduct any financial wagers offsite…just to be sure!!

But for fun…why not record our picks here, if only for bragging rights??

The Giants are 12 point dogs going in, and the over/under is at 54.5, according to  

I’m taking the under (risky, i know), and the G-men…i’m picking them straight up, in fact, but the spread can only help me…

My parents also like to have a pool where everyone submits a number which they are guessing will be the total combined score.  closest without going over wins.  Im guessing 39.  

any takers?

Pony Party, NFL Round-up

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Adrian Peterson suffered a probable right knee sprain in yesterday’s loss, and was scheduled to have an MRI today.  Fingers crossed….I love watching this kid play…


Warriors fans are waiting for November 16th, for Stephen Jackson to return from his 7-day suspension.  Their 0-5 start can’t ALL be blamed on the suspension….can it??  We shall see…

Boston alone remains undefeated (5-0).

Minnesota and Seattle also remain winless; Minnesota’s 0-5 record matches Golden State’s, the Sonics are 0-7.  

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Catch Up

So, so sorry I couldn’t keep up with the weekly postings over the past month.  Things got super-hectic, and sports were the last thing on my mind…

Since I’ve last posted, the Red Sox have won the World Series, and South Africa has won the Rugby World Cup (sorry, dave). 

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MLB Playoffs
American League: Boston and Cleveland have each taken a game; the tied series continues tonight.
National League: Colorado continues their amazing streak, commanding a 3-0 series lead over Arizona, who could be eliminated tonight.

No decision has been announced regarding the future of Yankees manager Joe Torre, who was rumored to be on the block if the Yankees didn’t perform in the post-season.  Steinbrenner did announce, however, that he is passing on the day-to-day running of the team to his sons, Hank and Hal.


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(clicking the drop-arrow at the top of this ‘widget’ will give you the option to look at scores for other sports)

Brett Favre has taken sole possession of the career-interceptions-thrown record from George Blanda by throwing his 278th pick on Sunday. 

The battle of the undefeateds was decided by a 48-27 trouncing of the Cowboys by the Patriots.  New England and Indianapolis are now our only remaining undefeated teams.

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CBS Sports Widget

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If nobody has a strong and meaningful objection, it will be much easier for me to copy this widget every Monday than trying to follow NFL, NHL, and NBA scores all winter.  (MLB, WNBA, NCAAB and NCAAF scores are also available, click the arrow…drop the menu…c’ know you want to…)  Objections can be expressed in the comments.

MLB Playoffs

NL: The D-backs and Rockies advance to the NL Championship Series (sorry Buhdy), which begins on Thursday in Arizona.

AL: The Yankees and Indians play game 4 in New York tonight; the Indians lead 2 games to 1 in the series.
The Red Sox have advanced, and will meet the winner of that series in the AL Championship Series.

Oh, and lest you quit on me before you get that far, Barry Bonds gets a mention in the ‘Track and Field’ section, in a story about another athlete being investigated for doping who has plead guilty to lying to investigators.


Patriots, Colts, and Cowboys remain undefeated; the Cowboys play the Bills tonight, 8:30 P.M. edt.

The Packers departed our undefeated list this week thanks in part to an end-zone interception thrown by Brett Favre.  This is notable in that it ties Mr. Favre for another NFL record: most career interceptions thrown.  He’s tied with George Blanda at 277.  Blanda’s career spanned 26 years, and included 340 games, 4007 pass attempts.  Favre is in his 16th year, has played in 245 games, and attempted 8393 passes.  Congrats, Brett!  :p

Hang a noose if you must, but don’t you dare sing!!

John Mellencamp wrote a song about racism, which he titled “Jena”.  From the linked website:

“I am not a journalist, I am a songwriter and in the spirit and tradition of the minstrel, I am telling a story in this song. [cut]

The song was not written as an indictment of the people of Jena but, rather, as a condemnation of racism, a problem which I’ve reflected in many songs, a problem that still plagues our country today.

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MLB Playoffs:

American League play begins Wednesday, October 3, with the Angels @ the Red Sox;  the Yankees are @ the Indians the following day (times not yet announced).

National League play continues today with a ‘play-in’ game for the wildcard spot, as Colorado and San Diego each finished the season at 89-73.  The winner of that series will play Philadelphia. Chicago (Cubs) @ Arizona starts on Wednesday.(still no times announced).

UPDATE:  Colorado bested San Diego 9-8 in 13 innings, with a questionable call at the plate (i never saw him touch home…just sayin’…), and will play Philadelphia (Thursdsay??  i cant seem to verify that yet)

The 40-game ‘pool phase’ of the Rugby World Cup in France is complete.  Eight teams (Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa) will progress to the knockout round which begins October 6th.


The Ducks and Kings travelled to London to open the season, splitting the 2 games they played there.  ( has video highlights which imbed beautifully, but nothing ‘behind’ the video will load.  I tend to be stubborn about these kind of things…so if you happen upon a horribly “broken” Locker Room one day, rest assured that I did it…and with a hockey video)

Pony Party, Riddikulus Edition

my sincerest apologies to alan rickman

If you don’t know what “Riddikulus” refers to, this might be a good time for you to scroll your way past the body of this Pony Party and jump right in to the comments…though you’re welcome to stay and be entertained anyway. 

Ok, now that we’ve gotten rid of the Muggles (and any stray boggarts, thank goodness, because they always turn into Dick Cheney around me, and who needs that late on a Friday?), I submit for your approval 4 “better” Harry Potter endings.  They are roughly and amateurishly animated, contain loads of cartoon violence, and in the end have really no real redeeming qualities whatsoever….( /disclaimer)

Better ending for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

Better ending for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?

Heartwarming Tale About the Failure of a Business

I have this friend.  Her name isn’t Mary, but that’s what we’ll call her.  I’ve never had a really good friend named Mary, so this will be fun for me.

When I met Mary, her father was the Democratic mayor of the small town we went to school in.  We lived on opposite sides of the town, each outside the town limits.  There were railroad tracks between our homes, and we often joked about which one of us lived on the ‘wrong’ side.  hint: it was me.

Mary and I have been friends for 26 years.  When we were teenagers, she was a svelte 5’8″, blonde, a model.  We always met lots of boys, had lots of fun, got in lots of trouble.  We once dated brothers who looked exactly alike, though not twins.  I introduced her to her husband.  I taught her how to work her son’s nebulizer.  She has a big mouth; she’s always liked to pick fights, and then have me fight them for her.  She makes the snowballs, and I throw them, as my grandmother would say.  That’s the heartwarming part.  A ‘buddy’ story, of sorts.  I gotta warn you, it gets a little ugly here. 


Ah, so I missed the actual ‘fortnight’ anniversary of DocuDharma.  A little late, a little short on content (you’ll see)…yeah, that’s kinda my m.o.  Things get sticky when people actually expect things like punctuality and substance from you.  Write that down.  You’ll be glad later that you knew it.

But in the spirit of the now days-old DocuDharma tradition, I’m expressing myself freely in essay form (notice how I discreetly draw your attention to my form?).  Sure, I could choose another fine essay (as there are so many) that discusses the topic or topics I’d like to cover, and leave my paltry insights there, in comment form.  But that’s soooo ‘done’, y’know? 

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