Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week's Reading And Got 'Er Done

2 Samuel 2-8.

I was the last person who thought this team was going to win the NL Central.  If you remember, I had this team pegged as a wildcard before the season started.

They won as many games as I thought they would, I just thought the competition would rise above.  Gladly it didn't.

And at this point, that's all that matters.  The season is over, another season is starting Friday.  And as history has shown in 2006 and 2011, it doesn't matter how you get there, it only matters that you get in.

Then anything can happen.  Just...

git 'er done.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Past Week's Reading And Disappearing Homepages

1 Samuel 25- 2 Samuel 1.

It looks like MyMSN is going bye-bye.  I'm not sure why, but the thing they are replacing it with looks like it stinks.  I don't see that it is customizable.

I've used it as my homepage since iGoogle disappeared last year.

So the question is, what should be my new internet homepage?  It has to be customizable.  I'm thinking of making my blog my start page, since I can customize it.  Any other suggestions?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wednesday To Sunday Reading And Yeah, That's Right, It's Great

1 Samuel 20-24.

Hat tip to Viva El Birdos.

Here's a nice piece by a jealous fan.  The only way it could have been made better was if a Cubs fan had written it.

That, and mentioning how much fun it is to lose sleep in October.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Weekend And Monday Reading And Scheduling

1 Samuel 16, 17, 18.

I'd like to congratulate MLB on their successful release of the 2015 schedule.  Cardinals are in Cleveland next year, so Cleveland readers get your tickets now.

But what I don't get is why the late start?  According to the announcers of tonight's game, the World Series may not start until October 28th, with it ending potentially as late as November 5th?

Who, but the Cubs and MLB, would think it was okay to schedule your most important games when it is potentially snowing and freezing?  Brilliant.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Friday Reading And Free At Last

1 Samuel 15.

I've spent 25 years joined at the hip to an albatross that made my life miserable, and in the last month I've finally rid myself of it.

Half my life.  When I think about it I shudder.  But I'm finally free.

What a great feeling!

Yep, thanks to the power of the Spok Mobile app, I am now pager-less.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Thursday Reading And My Predicition

1 Samuel 14.

NFL starts tonight.  Green Bay at Seattle.  And I have a prediction.

Not about the game itself yet.  That will come later and is really not that hard.

My prediction is in regards to the media coverage.  More specifically about the media-generated story lines you will hear about, especially on TV.

You'll hear multiple non-football related storylines, over and over and over.

About CB Richard Sherman's Super Bowl rant.

About Michael Sam.

About the Redskins name.

About the crowd noise, including decibel level at the semi-indoor stadium.

Just stuff that has nothing to do with this here game being played.

So feel free to yell "Scottius Is Right" at the screen each time you hear any of the above tonight during the game.

Which of course Seattle will win.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Wednesday Reading And It's Crunch Time

1 Samuel 13.

Difficult part of the schedule starts tomorrow.  Four against the Brewers and four against the Reds.  All road games.  I think this next week will be the decider. 

Only 23 games to go, 14 on the road. 

After next week, there are 9 home games against Colorado, Milwaukee and Cincinnati, followed by 6 road games at Chicago and Arizona.

Very doable if no one gets injured.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Tuesday Reading And Football Geography

1 Samuel 12.

Don't know anything about the NFL?  The solution is easy- just go to the maps!

It's all spelled out for you there.

In life, no matter what it is, if you don't understand something, just go to the maps.  You'll find your answer there.

Or you'll just forget what you were looking for altogether.  Either way, it's cool.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Labor Day Reading And Only A Month To Go

1 Samuel 11.

All tied up with a month to go.  Which should be fun. 

So maybe they should just condense every baseball regular season down to a month and have an all-out throw-anyone-out-there-whenever-you-need-them melee to decide division champions?

After playing lifeless and punchless for the past 4 1/2 months, I can't believe the Cardinals stand where they do this morning.

I predict they will likely fall by the wayside, like the 1983 Cardinals did after Labor Day.  Mostly because of the Pirates and the Giants playing so well, I think the Cardinals may not even get a Wild Card slot.

But after a frustratingly mediocre season so far, an explosion of offense and a glimpse of some talent from their highly-touted prospects would seem to be due as well.

26 games, 12 at home and 14 on the road, including two series against the Reds and Brewers and one against the loathsome Cubs, are all that's left of this season.

Time to get out your snowblowers soon.