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2022 NFL Analysis and Picks (Week 16)

Posted by on Dec 21, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Sports Betting | 2 comments



For this week’s “Best Seat in the House” we’re going back in time, many years.

The greatest play in NFL history happened on December 23, 1972, which was 50 years ago. The anniversary was to be celebrated this Saturday; coincidentally, the Raiders return to Pittsburgh in NFL Week 16 to play the Steelers. Then, earlier this week, Franco Harris, who was the star of what became known as “the immaculate reception,” suddenly died–at 72.

Oh, the irony.

Marieta (shown above) and I visited the old Three Rivers Stadium back in the 1990s.  I snapped this picture a day before a Steelers’ home game.

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Why is Mexico So Messed Up?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2022 in Blog, Essays | 2 comments



Question: Why is Mexico so messed up?

I put this question into the simplest possible terms. Perhaps, too simple. Offensive even, at least from an American standpoint. So, allow me to explain the context of my inquiry and what I hope to achieve (and learn).

Mexico should be far more prosperous than it is:

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“My tough times would be a dream for anyone else.”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Rants and Raves | 0 comments




What a great quote:

“My tough times would be a dream for anyone else.”

I heard this today from Geno Smith, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. Indeed, Smith has been through some “tough times” as a professional athlete. He’s struggled in a career of ups and downs, but has played far better than anyone expected this season. Smith was recently asked about the “tough times” during his career. His answer was beautiful.

We are reminded that our lives are often a matter of perspective. Many of the problems we face would be a dream scenario for other people.

Something to think about and remember.

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