October 29, 2005

NFL PICKS FOR WEEK EIGHT

500 feels so good. I'm back to coin toss status as I went 4 and 3 last week, bringing my season total to 21-21-1. Of course, my Bacon Special got fried (get it, bacon, fried, oh forget it). Actually the Giants were favored by 2 but only won by 1, so it really was a clouded loss against the spread.

I feel my groove coming on. I'm not stabbing blindly here, I know what I'm doing.

The Giants by 2 over Washington. Washington needs some air taken out of their tires. The Giants are good at home and Eli is getting better with time.

Houston by 2 over Cleveland. Hooston is 0 and 6, but bookies still insist you have to give points if you want to bet them. Something is fishy in Houston, and it isn't a New Orleans hooker.

Kansas City getting 6 points against San Diego. I have no respect for the conservative Schottenheimer. In fact I've always hated the way he coaches against the bettors. He doesn't have to be conservative, he has the guns.

Arizona getting 9 and a half against Dallas. I smell an upset. Parcells is the second most conservative coach in the league. The losses to Dallas and San Diego were strictly due to conservative coaching. Conservative coaches don't blow out teams usually.

Buffalo plus 9 against New England. I think the champs will win, but the Bills will make it closer than 9.

Denver by 3 and a half against Philly. Denver is a great home team, Philly doesn't look right to me. Denver will win the game, but they might win by only a field goal, that extra half point is tough to give, but what the heck.

And now my Bacon Special. *********WARNING BACON SPECIALS ARE PATHETIC SO FAR THIS YEAR (1-6-1)************* Forget the disclaimer and take Detroit by 3 points against Da Bears. I don't care if Garcia is gay or not, he is better than Harrington, and they are playing this game for first place in the wretched NFC North. Look for Kevin Jones, not Thomas Jones, to have a break out game and for Da Bears to come back to earth.

October 28, 2005

Oh C'mon Now, I'm an Atheist not Agnostic













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Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Agnostic. You are fairly ambivalent towards any religion or spiritual connection. You lead a very busy life and find that religion and spirituality are unnecessary to your life.


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Oh yeah, I'm not very busy either.

DO WE ALL TRACE BACK TO ONE GUY?

I saw a documentary on the National Geographics Channel a few days ago "DNA MYSTERY: A SEARCH FOR ADAM." It was extremely interesting and, sort of disturbing in an enlightening type of way.
Basically the premise is that all "men" have a common ancestor who lived in South East Africa around 60,000 years ago. This was formulated by DNA testing, and apparently all "men" have a common gene that goes back to this one dude. I'm not a DNA expert at all, but it has something to do with our Y chromosone.
The guy who came up with this theory isn't denying evolution, as he knows other men coexisted with this "Adam" guy. He does believe that for some reason, the other guys lines were killed off in time unless their descendants crossed with an "Adam" descendant. He thinks that Adam was the first modern day thinker and had lots of kids, and Adams line became predominant.
The variation in the Y chromosone isn't found in man over approximately 60,000 years old. Interestingly, he traces modern female genes to a "female" who lived around 150,000 years ago, which means that "Adam" and his line didn't have to be so incestuous necessarily.
I'm thinking that the dates are probably correct, but I don't get why it had to be a gene change in one guy at one time. Again, I don't pretend to understand all this stuff. I was always under the premise that when an evolutionary change occurs within a species, it doesn't just happen to one individual but most individuals in a specific region. But I can also see how it might just be one man: it is possible.
It brings up interesting thoughts though. What happened to the other guys lines who coexisted at that time? Sure, they had children who had children, but in order for their line to survive, one of the women in their lineage had to have children crossed with a guy from "Adams" lineage eventually. Those who didn't cross are now extinct, because all men alive today has "Adams" common chromosone, which leads me to believe that according to this theory, that a disease may have wiped out everyone without "Adama" Y chromosone, or maybe a few series of diseases over time.
Heck, I still believe that it was a species change around 60,000 years ago. Maybe I'll learn more about it and change my mind. Unlike some people who have their head in the sand, I am open to changing my viewpoint based on new information.

October 23, 2005

IT IS NFL TIME AGAIN

First off, I am completely embarrassed. I have CNN on most of the day, and I had absolutely no idea that the KC-Miami game was played Friday night until I saw the headlines of a sports site on Saturday morning. Damn you Ted Turner. Mind you I was going to bench Priest Holmes in my fantasy football league, and he came through with an above average game.

Last week, I went 3-2 and 1 tie. My first winning week this year. Now I am 17-18-1 with my Bacon Specials at 1-4-1. Oy vey.

Here we go, 7 games picked this week instead of six:

Minny at home getting 1 and a half points from Green Bay. Minny isn't as bad as they are playing, or maybe they are. Green Bay is as bad as they are playing though.

St. Louis by 3 against New Orleans. Even with Martin at QB and a sore bunch of receivers, and no head coach, St. Louis will cover. New Orleans has to adjust without McCallister, and Joe Horn is a no go again today.

Cincinatti will defeat Pittsburgh today as a Pick em. This will be an emotional game for Cinci especially. It will be too tough for Pittsburgh to overcome this. Plus Cincinatti might just be the better team.

San Diego plus 3 and a half points against Philly. Watch for San Diego to prevail or at least cover in a high scoring game.

Seattle by 4 against Dallas. This is Seattle's chance to show they are for real while they are waiting for their wide receivers to get healthy. Dallas hung on by their chinny chin chin last week, and I can't stand Bledsoe.

Oakland by at least 3 against Buffalo. An East coast team that is middle of the road usually gets destroyed when going to the West coast. Oakland will be up for this game today.

And my Bacon Special: The NEW YORK GIANTS by at least 2 against Denver today. Just watch and learn.

October 22, 2005

Bible Believers Don't Mind Incestuous Beginning

Going back to that survey that 45% of Americans believe in the bible literally, let me see if I have this straight:

Adam and Eve were created less than 10,000 years ago. They had kids who had kids who had kids until Noah came around. That is when God decided to wipe out everyone but Noah's family.

We do know that incest creates retarded children in many cases. Do Creationists have any problems that God let Adam and Eve's kids have sex and make babies? Was it OK for Adam and Eve's grandchildren to have sex with each other too?
And if it wasn't bad enough then, God started it all over again with Noahs family. Isn't incest a sin?

Now as for the racists who are bible thumpers as well. How do you dudes deal with the fact that if you take the bible literally; Jews, blacks, orientals, Mexicans, etc. all had to start off from Noah's family just like you????

I don't know about anyone else, but I feel a lot more comfortable knowing that many one celled animals were the foundations of life, not Noah or Adam.

October 20, 2005

Belief O Matic Changed Their Quiz a Bit

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (81%)
5. Nontheist (77%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (71%)
7. Neo-Pagan (62%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (52%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (48%)
10. New Age (46%)
11. Taoism (45%)
12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (43%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
14. Mahayana Buddhism (38%)
15. Reform Judaism (36%)
16. Jehovah's Witness (34%)
17. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (34%)
18. New Thought (31%)
19. Sikhism (27%)
20. Jainism (26%)
21. Scientology (24%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (17%)
23. Hinduism (15%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (14%)
25. Islam (14%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (14%)
27. Roman Catholic (14%)

http://www.selectsmart.com/PRO/beliefnet/index1.html

I'M STILL AN ATHEIST

Take the quiz:

Atheist
You are Godless! You could care less about religion. As far as you're concerned, if you can't see, touch and kick something, it's not real to you. You're day-to-day activities consist of eating, working, sleeping and the occasional Internet or coffee shop debate. Lastly, if anyone chooses to preach at you otherwise, you will either leave or debate them until they finally shut up.

October 16, 2005

NFL PICKS FOR OCT. 16

Ok, back to normal. 3 and 3 last week with the Bacon Special losing once again. I'm 14 and 16 on the year and my Specials are a pathetic 1 and 4.

Enough chit chat, here we go:

Tonight, take Houston and get 9 points against Seattle. Seattle is not a blow out type of team, and Houston isn't as bad as their record.

Denver by 3 against New England. New England is sore, and Denver is darn good at home.

Tampa Bay will rip Miami a new hole today. Miami is not a good team in any way shape or form. Tampa looks like a playoff team.

Jacksonville getting 3 against Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is coming off an emotional win, and Jax is out to prove that they are a playoff team today.

Tennessee getting 3 points at home to Cinci. If this was last year, Tennessee would be 5 point favorites. Take the 3 and watch the game.

Bacon Special: Detroit plus a point against Carolina at home. Detroit needs to win games like this to make the playoffs. This is a pivotal game for them. Contender or pretender. I just don't see Delhomme having a good game today, Detroit at home has been very good against the pass, and Foster is out for Carolina as well.

October 12, 2005

ARK RANT

How can anyone and I mean anyone believe in the Great Flood and Noah's Ark?
There are approximately 4500 species of mammals on this earth right now, 3,500 amphibian species, 5,550 hundred reptiles, 10,000 species of birds(oh wait, birds could have flown around until they needed to rest and perch on the Ark, well, except ostriches and penguins and other flightless fowl), and over 1 million species of insects.
Oh yeah, let's multiply all these guys by two (they needed to reproduce to keep their lines going). Of course if Noah was smart he would have only taken pregnant females. I don't what is worse to take care: a pregnant crocodile or a couple of sex hungry crocs(wait, there are more than one species of crocs. I know this because I watch the Crocodile Hunter).
Noah must have been one heck of a biologist and animal trainer to be able to find all these animal species and then lure them on the Ark. Did he tranq hippos, lions, and elephants? How did he handle the skunk? It is pretty tought to catch a few of the animals that exist today. How do you catch a croc, or a hippo, or a giraffe for that matter? I'm cracking up writing this.
The Ark had to be massive to handle all this, and what about the poop and urine from just the mammals alone? Don't they have to go at least once a day? Yech.
And I know they had 8 people to maintain all these animals. Let's say they fed them twice a day. For the mammals alone, that would be 18,000 meals each day. It is humanly impossible to do work that hard. That is over 2,000 meals given out by each human on the Ark every day for mammals alone. Where did they keep the food?
And lets not forget about strict diets. Again, Noah had to have vast knowledge of every animals diets. Lots of these animals require certain types of foods to live, like the Koala for example. And we have to assume that no animals died, or they wouldn't be around today. So they must have had impeccable care and they had to have eaten their food and be disease free.
Now for the good part. Let's say the Ark was built in Asia, Africa, or Europe. Where are the kangaroo bones from kangaroos who lived prior to the flood assuming Noah let them off in Australia after the storm?
And people believe this crap.

October 9, 2005

WEEK 5 NFL PICKS

I blew it last week, well actually Seattle blew it. There is no way in a created universe that Green Bay should have covered. But they did, and I went a shameful 2 and 4, bringing my season record to 11 and 13, which means that a chimp who has never watched a full NFL game in his life, would more than likely have a better record than me if he flipped a coin to pick winners. My Special also lost, which makes my record 1 and 3 in that department.

Let's move on. Week 5 is a tough week; I've never seen a week where 12 out of 14 games have point spreads of 3 and a half points or less. Wow. Any hoot, here are my picks:

Monday first. San Diego by at least 3 against Pittsburgh and Roethlesbergersteinowitz.

Tonite, Jacksonville will bring Cinci down to earth and win by at least 3.

Dallas will upset Philly today getting 3 points.

Houston will win by at least 3 against Tennessee.

The Bills are doing the smart thing and not giving up on the season starting Holcomb over their rookie. They will win today by 3 or more against Miami. It is too cold out today for Miami. I've always liked the name Kelly Holcomb for a quarterback.

And the Bacon Special is Atlanta with an iffy Vick over New England by at least 2.
For the life of me, I can't see how New England isn't 5 or 6 point favorites here. The Bookie Gods know something. Atlanta will cover.

October 5, 2005

SCIENTIST PROVES CREATION IS RIGHT

A startling find was made by Evangelical Scientist George Dumas on Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel. Dumas was studying the time it takes Jews to get from their cars and into their House of Worship. He had already timed the average Christian in the USA on how long it took them to enter their Churches.
After observing over 200 Jews, Dumas decided to take a rest from his scientific research. So he went to a park and decided to sit under a tree, when he came across a Hebrew carving on that very tree.
Being the astute scientist he is, he asked a Jew in the park what the carved words said. He was astonished when he found out that the Hebrew words translated to "God was here." A big "0" was carved under the words, which Dumas of course understood meant "in the year zero."
He then estimated the tree's age as around 5,000 to 6,000 years by counting the dead branches and inputting that data into his "secret age finding formula."
As far as the study on the comparison between Christians and Jews, Dumas concluded, "who cares, I now have absolute scientific proof that God created us less than 6,000 years ago."
When Dumas came back to the park with his camera to take a photograph the tree, he couldn't find the tree again. "I know what I saw, and that is good enough for me," said Dumas when pressed for proof.

October 3, 2005

October 2, 2005

It is Sunday Again: NFL Picks

I am a human coin. But a fair coin. So far this year I am 9 and 9 with my NFL Football picks against the spread. Dammit, I know I am better than this. I am 1 and 2 with my Bacon Specials. Now that is pathetic.

I have no excuses this week. I even really like 5 of my 6 picks this week.

OK, San Diego getting 4 points from New England. New England will crash. They are very sore and will focus on Tomlinson. Drew Brees will have a great game.

Jacksonville will humble Denver. Jax by at least 4.

Detroit will cover against Tampa Bay. In fact, I can smell an upset. Detroit is getting 6 and a half points as a cushion.

Carolina will blow out Green Bay tomorrow night by at least 8 points.

My 6th pick (I still haven't given my Bacon Special yet) was a tough one. I decided to go by the book and take a home underdog. Tennessee to cover over Indy getting 7 points. Something funny is going on with Indy, they are winning but Manning isn't throwing much, and their defense is playing great. Still Tennessee is not a slouch team.

Finally my Bacon Special. Go to the bank on this one: Kansas City will destroy Philly. K.C. is favored by 1 and a half, but look for a double digit romping today.