A *MONSTER* Week for Ron in NJ who went 3-1 in picks and extends his lead in the standings. Here are the complete results for Week 13 Kids Club picks:
A special Tuesday DITCOW for Thanksgiving Week: we look towards NCAA Rivalry Weekend, plus a recap of several upset wins by MSU over Ohio State, and Baylor in a slight upset blowout win over Oklahoma State. USC and UCLA head into rivalry week in a playoff for the Pac 12 South Division title. Alabama tries to avoid the letdown against longtime rial Auburn in the "Iron Bowl." Stanford tries to play spoiler against Top 4 team Notre Dame, plus Iowa looks to remain unbeaten as they go to Nebraska. The Kids Club (John, Andy, and Ron) covers a new Top 4 for the College Football Playoff asking "What went wrong?" for Ohio State and Oklahoma State? Then, we segue to the NFL's big Thanksgiving games, including a showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys, then a night-cap featuring Brett Favre's number retirement ceremony at Lambeau Field while the Packers host the Bears. For the weekend, more important NFL games with playoff implications including Bills/Chiefs, Bucs/Colts, Vikings/Falcons, Steelers/Seahawks, and Patriots/Broncos. How will the Broncos fare with Brock Osweiler for a second week in a row vs the unbeaten Patriots? We'll cover all the big NFL and NCAA action along with the Kids Club Football Picks, and even a look at the Golden State Warriors' bid at a record 16 wins in a row to start the season in the NBA. Happy Thanksgiving!
Here come the Kids Club Week 13 Football Picks! Big finish this month for all of us, here we go:
A PHENOMENAL week for the Kids Club Football picks! First off, collectively, the panel swept all college picks. That is outstanding! Ron won the week with a stellar 4-0 week and everyone else was just as strong, here are the results:
We had a moment of triumph with the home wireless network this weekend. I, along with others around the apartment, could tell that the connections were sub par. I knew the overall network speed was rather good because my speed tests over ethernet were always great, but any tests over wifi on any device would run 10-20mbps, no more.
Not too early to talk turkey is it?
This week the Kids Club joins Dave to cover Tony Romo's return to the Cowboys after hurting himself in Week 2. Is it too little too late? PLUS: Who is going to stop Iowa from the College Football playoff? The panel checks out their path to the playoff and the competition with Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame. Stanford loses to Oregon to keep them out of the Playoff run, but could a spoiler role be in place for the Cardinal when they face Notre Dame. John, Andy, Ron, and Dave make their Week 12 Kids Club Picks trying to finish the season strong as we look at big matchups like Michigan State vs Ohio State, TCU vs Oklahoma, Baylor vs Oklahoma State, and more. In the NFL, we look towards an unlikely loss by the Bengals to the Texans on Monday Night. Then we check the week ahead with NFL showdowns with the Packers/Vikings, Bengals/Cardinals, and Bills/Patriots. In Hour 2, Kevin joins Dave for "Kevin's Random Questions" where we'll check on MLB postseason awards plus some perspective on the terrible violent terror attacks in Paris last weekend.
Here are the Kids Club Week 12 Football Picks!
Last night I had a taste of Irish Coffee. I was waiting for a friend at a Barney's Beanery with the Texans/Bengals game on. Man, that was a trip drinking that. My first thought was to get coffee as I wasn't staying long, but I needed something to kill about a half hour. I thought "coffee is too much energy, I need a balance between that and soda." I should have stuck with the soda.
The Irish coffee did not look as festive as the one in the picture. It was just plain coffee with the rum in it. No cream, no whipped topping. That was too bad... I went with it... I couldn't drink it but in small sips so it took a while. It was an odd experience, but I think I'd try it again, just somewhere else where they do a better job with it. Here's the kicker, I knew it would cost about as much as a regular drink, but they docked me 8 and a half bones for that Irish coffee! I was like "for that?" That was the laziest Irish coffee I had to date.
Now here's the funny thing with Colin Cowherd: Fox Sports tries very hard to market Herd as a tough guy, hard hitting, no holds barred shock jock, but then you actually put the show on and you hear this moany, whiny, adolescent sounding voice that makes you laugh. That's been the charm of Cowherd's show for years. Dude is hilarious! Sometimes it's intentional, but most of the time it's unintentional. I haven't heard his show much since the move to Fox... its not like I don't have the time slot to put him on, but it is tough to break routine, and switching from iTunes to iHeartRadio's clunky website is grossly inefficient, so I don't bother with it. It'd be nice if he had a podcast that I could easily add to my podcast player, but it's not out there!
You really CAN'T take Cowherd's opinions that seriously anyway. I never really have, he's a double talker, and can pit people against themselves if you're not keen on his strategy. HE contradicts h i m s e l f frequently. It would be a more entertaining, less grating, not as obvious version of Skip Bayless' style of commentary. He is specifically trying to stir reaction, but he can have a flair for entertaining people with it. He doesn't seem terribly bright overall, but he does seem human. With all that said, I wish him well and probably won't listen to him much for the foreseeable future.
Gosh... I feel like I was absorbed by the Mon Stars today. My sense of humor has been neutralized greatly. I really don't have much for stories or ideas today. My apologies.
I miss peach season greatly. We have apples and grapes, but it's not the same.
Ever get those deluxe Ramen packets? There was one I got as a small Christmas present, and it was amazing. It comes in a circle so the ramen sponge is round to fit optimally into your small pot.
I think that's all this time around. I'll come up with some new stories later on, but enjoy the evening! We have a live DITCOW podcast tomorrow night.
When I moved into the new apartment with my friend, we each brought in a separate couch and both came with their own set of separate pillows. Usually when I write a blog entry, I get a stock photo. The photo you see here, above, is actually one I took myself. My pillows for the small couch are on the left, as is my couch itself. That goes on the side. The main couch is larger and my buddy owns it along with these darker pillows we use on the right.