Sunday, October 16, 2016

Opposite of Yikes!

So two weeks ago, I made this post about how Illinois, Chiefs and my fantasy teams went a combined 0-4.

This week, Illinois gets their first conference win under Lovie.
The Avs win their season opener, a 6-5 thriller against the defending Western Conference winner Dallas Stars.
My fantasy teams look like they're going 2-0.
And the Chiefs win in Oakland, extending their Raiders streak to 4 games, and getting back in to the AFC race.

Raiders at 5-1 and Chiefs at 2-3 is so, so, so much different than Raiders at 4-2 and Chiefs at 3-2. Feelsgoodman.jpg

AFC Race

6 teams up there with 2 losses. Feels good.

I'll say Patriots is the 1 seed.
Steelers hold on for the 2 seed.
Chiefs/Broncos is 3 and 5.
Texans are 4 seed
Bills are 6 seed.

Those Chiefs vs Broncos games are going to be huge.

Monday, October 10, 2016

What a $15 Win!

Mac had Olsen on the Panthers in MNF.

With 4 minutes to go, I'm only up 1/2 a point. Any pass to Olsen and Mac takes it.

But the Panthers punt without completing it to him. And then a miracle of miracle drives for the Bucs, complete with Aguayo actually making a kick. Incredible.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Once More Into The Breach

So Republicans are finally jumping off the Trump bandwagon. A little late, eh? But they see the writing on the wall and want to be on the right side of history. 

So Condoleezza Rice cracks and says Trump should withdraw. But look at the top comments. 

This got me thinking. The last time I talked about politics, I went through the Republican Party's entire platform and outlined how I disagreed with everything. But I didn't like the resulting conclusion, that I'm basically tied to one party. And the above comments is the reason why. 

These people, and there are many, many of them, are so loyal to their party and this Trump movement that they would support and rationalize ANYTHING. There is no Trump scandal on earth that could make his supporters question their position. 

And look, I sort of get it. With Supreme Court seats on the line, and the amount of power that the White House can hold, it would take a lot for me to vote for a party where I disagree with all their key issues. But if the roles were reversed, and Trump was a Democrat and Pence was the Republican...there is absolutely no way I would vote for Trump. I might disagree with a Pence White House on just about everything. But Trump is everything from dangerous to embarrassing to hateful. 

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That said, as of this moment, the election is exactly one month away. There is no way for Trump to win. The next month is going to be ugly. There is one month for people to be on the right side of history. It will be curious to see how many people continue to support him. And how many states he actually wins. I know it doesn't matter. But it's just embarrassing. I mean, I know he'll get Alabama and West Virginia and Wyoming and similar states. But goddamn, to have that on your permanent record? Yikes. 

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Here's the really sad thing though. Even after Hillary wins, it's still kind of a lose-lose. Trump can launch his own news network and have Hannity on for four hours a night (or just show up on Hannity's show, same difference.) Meanwhile, Hillary is going to have to govern and it's going to be a fucking pain in the ass. 

Republican Congress is going to do everything they can to make her look bad and not accomplish anything. 40% of the population already hates her. The Hillary version of "Thanks Obama" is going to be 10 times as hateful. It's going to stay ugly. 

Gladwell had an interesting podcast about how when a door is open to outsiders, it is generally closed right away and doesn't work out that well for the first person through. 

Seriously, Hillary is going to win and then six months in her approval rating will be under 50% no matter what she does. But hey, better than the alternative. 

Friday, October 07, 2016

Monday, October 03, 2016

holy shit, is it 5777 already?

Already everybody, get out your shofar because 

it's time to blow.


Both of my fantasy teams lost this week dropping from 2-1 to 2-2.
The Chiefs lost this week in embarrassing fashion, dropping from 2-1 to 2-2.
The Illini also lost, but they were only 1-2, now 1-3.

In conclusion, not great.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Entering the Spin Zone

So I'm sitting here watching the Chiefs be embarrassed on national TV thinking about how terrible this is...thinking about anyway to spin this.

Here's the best that I've got.

Two years ago in week 4, a 2-1 team went on the road and got embarrassed in prime time. The winning team that night was the Chiefs. The losing team that night was the Patriots. They would go on to win the Super Bowl.