Blog: 14 Carrots

October 8, 2015

There's a song all over the radio from Selena Gomez called "Good for You".   It could also have been called "14 carrots."  She keeps talking about 14 carrots she has… or that's what it sounds like she says.   I found the line funny.   

Here's what wild!  Apparently 14 carrot or "14 Karat" is a common measure of jewelry.  So much so it was even used as a pun for a Looney Tunes cartoon.

Would you look at that?

Onward, other thoughts:

Would you believe I forgot to record the show to Audacity last night?!  A THREE HOUR SHOW and I nearly blew the whole thing by completely missing the record button in Audacity.   I am very thankful that the Video-cast on YouTube recorded with no errors.  The outcome is that we were able to extract the audio from the YouTube and use that as our podcast instead of the direct recording.  You'll hear some minor buffering artifacts in the broadcast but it's otherwise identical audio.

I have the taste of Dominos sausage in my mouth.  It goes back to when I was at my Aunt's house last weekend and they ordered Dominos.  And something about Domino's sausage in particular that sticks with you.  Thinking about it this morning, I want to have that sausage again.

…is that an awkward thing to say?   Iono, it's just odd.  Why of all things is the Domino's sausage tasting extra distinct from the others?  It must be tinkered with on some level.

That's all for now except for one thing:

I'M BACK, BABY!!!!!!

Podcast: NHL Season Preview 2015, Kids Club Football Picks Wk 6, NFL, NCAA (10-07-15)

October 7, 2015

Ron, John, Andy, Ottis, and Dave return for Kids Club Week 6 football picks.  A tumultuous week in college football featured 4 of the top 10 lose, some at home including UCLA and Georgia.   We'll look at where College Football is today and who ARE the teams to beat?  Why did Ohio State and Michigan State look so shaky in conference play and is Michigan now the dark horse to win the Big Ten?   Then we look at an exciting Pac 12 showdown with Cal and Utah along with a Big 12 shootout between TCU and K-State.   Then our NFL picks plus the recent Fan Duel/Draft Kings scandal.   In Hour 2, we have our NHL season preview with Mike in North NJ and "Parcells Falling Out."  We preview all 30 NHL teams, including the defending cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, and the defending East champion Tampa Bay Lightning.  What will Connor McDavid do to spark the woeful Edmonton Oilers?  Is the NHL truly going to Las Vegas?  How has the NHL handled the rash of off-ice legal and domestic issues for current and former players PLUS -- our conference, division, and Stanley Cup Final predictions!

Listen Now:

Kids Club Picks: Week 6 (Week 5 NFL)

October 7, 2015

Here are this week's Kids Club Football Picks, we pick from Week 6 in College and Week 5 NFL:

Dave in the City (13-5 this year)
Western Kentucky -8.5 vs Middle Tennessee St.
Bowling Green -13 vs UMass
Redskins +7.5 at Falcons
49ers +7 at Giants

Ron in NJ (11-6-1)
Bowling Green -13 vs UMass
Michigan St. -14 at Rutgers
Packers -9 vs Rams
Giants -7 vs 49ers

Say Hello to Ottis (10-7-1)
Georgia -3 at Tennessee
Clemson -7 vs Georgia Tech
Bills -2.5 at Titans
Cardinals -3 at Lions

John in CT (10-8)
Missouri +5.5 vs Florida
Wake Forest +7.5 at BC
Bears +9.5 at Chiefs
Chargers -3 vs Steelers

Andy in Seattle (9-8-1)
Georgia -3 at Tennessee
Cal +7 at Utah
Packers -9 vs Rams
Patriots -8.5 at Cowboys

Checkers on checkers this week:  Ron and Dave like Bowling Green, Andy and Ottis like Georgia, and Andy and Ron like the Packers.  WKY and Bowling Green are again big plays for the panel.   Good luck to all the picks!

LIVE SHOW TONIGHT at 9pm ET: NHL Season Preview, Kids Club Week 6 Football Picks

October 7, 2015

Tonight we have our NHL Season Preview w/ Mike & Parcells in Hour 2.  In Hour 1, it's the Kids Club Football picks for Week 6 (Week 5 NFL).   We'll cover all the teams in the NHL tonight plus cover all the storylines in College and Pro Football including the big Draft Kings & FanDuel scandal where employees of one used inside information to win money in the other week long fantasy site.  Unbelievable!  John, Ron, Andy, and Ottis join us for a riveting first hour.   Watch it all right here on YouTube at 9pm ET with the embedded feed below.

Kids Club Results: Week 5

October 5, 2015

BIG week for Ron in NJ who went 3-1 in football picks.  The rest of us took it on the chin, here are the Week 5 Kids Club Picks Results:

Ron in NJ went 3-1: WKY, Oregon, Panthers hit; Colts misses (Andrew Luck was ruled out for the game days after Ron's pick)
Andy in Seattle went 2-2: Bama and Falcons hit; Duke and Cardinals miss
Say Hello to Ottis went 1-3: Bama hits; WVU, Chiefs, Texans miss
Dave in the City went 1-3: Cincinnati hits; Notre Dame, Chiefs, Cowboys miss
John in CT went 0-4: Minnesota, Appalachian St., Broncos, Raiders Miss

It was a rough week for most of the kids club, but Ron had a monster week and some great plays in College on an otherwise topsy turvy week of football.   Andy was VERY close to going 3-1 himself, and two plays in the Duke/BC game went awry to lose the cover.   The final score was 9-7, which is well under the 36.5 over/under that John brought up on last week's podcast.. 

Tommy's Picks went 3-5:   He hit with Jets, Ravens, Panthers.  He missed with Texans, Cowboys, Cardinals, Chiefs, and Eagles.  Here are the updated Kids Club season standings:

Dave 13-5
Ron 11-6-1
Ottis 10-7-1
John 10-8
Andy 9-8-1

Ron surges into 2nd place with his strong week.   This week on DITCOW we have the Week 6 (Week 5 NFL) Kids Club picks and Ron will try to climb to 1st place as the other panelists jockey for position.   See you there here at, 9pm ET 6 pacific for the DITCOW podcast.

Tommy’s Picks: Week 4 NFL

October 1, 2015

Here are Tommy's Picks (aka Tom in NJ) from the NFL's Week 4 Schedule:

Jets -1.5
Ravens -3
Texans +6
Panthers -3
Cowboys +4
Cardinals -7
Chiefs +4
Eagles -4

Good luck to the picks!  or, as the Kids Club says, "Nobody cares about Tommy's picks!"

Podcast: MLB Postseason Preview 2015, Bama/Georgia, Kids Club Wk 5 Football Picks (09-30-15)

September 30, 2015

Gerry in Piscataway & Ari in Philadelphia are scheduled to join Dave to preview the Division Series for MLB's Postseason next month.   We'll look at the division races so far, and check on how the Dodgers match up with the Mets, how the Angels, Astros, Rangers, Twins, and Yankees all sort it out in the AL West and AL Wild Card standings.  Before our preview, we have the Week 5 "Kids Club Football Picks" where John, Andy, Ron, Ottis, and Dave continue their good start.  THIS WEEK big rants forthcoming from Andy on the pitiful Arizona performance on UCLA and another from Ron on the big Tennessee meltdown in the 4th quarter against Florida.  We also look at a huge SEC showdown between Alabama and Georgia plus our NFL and NCAA picks on a big Wednesday show.

Listen Now:

Kids Club Picks: Week 5 (Week 4 NFL)

September 30, 2015

Here are the Week 5 "Kids Club Football Picks" as delivered on this week's DITCOW Sports Podcast:

Dave in the City (12-2 this season)
Cincinnati +6.5 vs Miami
Notre Dame PK at Clemson
Chiefs +4 at Bengals
Cowboys +4 at Saints

John in CT (10-4)
Minnesota +4 at Northwestern
Appalachian St. -25.5 vs Wyoming
Raiders -3 at Bears
Broncos -6.5 vs Vikings

Say Hello to Ottis (9-4-1)
Alabama +2.5 at Georgia
West Virginia +7 at Oklahoma
Chiefs +4 at Bengals
Texans +6.5 at Falcons

Ron in NJ (8-5-1)
Western Kentucky -7 at Rice
Oregon -7.5 at Colorado
Colts -9 vs Jaguars
Panthers -3 at Bucs

Andy in Seattle (7-6-1)
Alabama +2.5 at Georgia
Duke -6.5 vs Boston College
Cardinals -7 vs Rams
Falcons -6.5 vs Texans

Tough week to select games!  A lot of divisional matchups and early conference games.   Good luck to all the picks and may we all rise into Week 5 of the "Kids Club" picks.

LIVE SHOW TONIGHT at 9pm ET: MLB Postseason Preview, Kids Club Picks Wk 5

September 30, 2015

Tonight we have our Kids Club Week 5 football picks followed by our MLB Postseason preview with Gerry in Piscataway and Ari in Philadelphia scheduled.   For Kids Club, Ron, Andy, Ottis, and John continue their hot start as the panel talks about Arizona's brutal performance against UCLA, Tennessee's meltdown at Florida, and the upcoming Alabama/Georgia and Notre Dame/Clemson games.

It all starts at 9pm ET, and you can watch with the embedded YouTube below.  Join us!

Kids Club Results: Week 4

September 29, 2015

A VERY good week for the Club!   Here are the Week 4 Results from the "Kids Club Football Picks."

Andy in Seattle went (3-1): Western Michigan, Patriots, Cardinals hit; Arizona misses
Say Hello to Ottis went (3-1): USC, Raiders, Texans hit; LSU misses
Ron in NJ went (3-1): Bowling Green, Panthers, Packers hit; BYU misses
Dave in the City went (3-1):  Bowling Green, Georgia Southern, Seahawks hit; Ravens misses
John in CT went (2-2): Bowling Green, Texas Tech hit; Ravens, Colts miss

Incredible!   Once again nobody finishes below .500 this week, matching a similar outcome in Week 1.   How about this?  The Bowling Green triple Checker on a Checker is a big winner for the panel.   Unfortunately, the dual Checker-on-Checker Ravens pick doesn't work for Dave or John but both still finished strong.  John is 2-2 this week but he also has the sweep of his college picks, a VERY nice ahead of the curve pick with Texas Tech in particular.  The lay person would surely take TCU in that game.  Lastly, a series of keen moves "playing the percentages".  Oat Man nailed it with USC bouncing back huge, and similarly he plays the Raiders going against both the public bet and the Browns' silly move starting McCown over Manziel.  Andy's done a great job riding the Patriots each week and it's got him although Arizon was a HUGE let down for him, and he has a big rant on Arizona football coming on tomorrow's podcast.   Here now are the updated season standings…

Dave: 12-2
John: 10-4
Ottis: 9-4-1
Ron: 8-5-1
Andy: 7-6-1

We have a VERY competitive field this year, and most importantly, all of us are hitting… It's a great season thus far but we all know too well that it can change on a dime.   Hopefully not any time soon!  Check out our next round of picks on tomorrow's podcast at 9pm ET, 6pm Pacific.  We also have the MLB preview for you after Kids Club Picks.