It’s one of those unusually ugly afternoons here in Las Vegas.
Cold. Clouds. Fog. Rain.
Given the collective dispirits of many in this city and beyond, the miserable weather is ideally suited for one thing — mourning.Read More
This is an article I never expected to write.
Gavin Smith died last night.
Wait. Did I just type those words? Gavin Smith died? What the fuck?Read More
Can Rest Lead to Rust?
Every week is different in handicapping. Circumstances which apply one week might not apply to the next. Yet, there are some commonalities which apply to the first two weeks of the NFL playoffs which are unique.Read More
Heading into 2019, here are some random thoughts:Read More
Handicapping the final week of the NFL regular season can be quite a challenge. It’s unlike most other games. Several games play much like during the pre-season. Many starters are rested and younger, inexperienced players are given the chance to prove themselves. However, all are inter-division games, which means the teams are more familiar with each other. This raises many question marks but also provides unique opportunities to evaluate matchups based largely on motivation and situational handicapping where clear advantages exist.
Handicapping largely comes down to which teams appear most determined to win versus opponents who are playing out the final game and looking forward either to the upcoming playoffs, or a lengthy off-season and time for a re-evaluation.
I’ve tried to take all these factors into account entering the final full slate of games. Here are my thoughts on all 16 games (listed below).Read More
Here are my short reviews of six films I’ve seen during the last month. All were released in December 2018:Read More
Should social media posts be banned if they offend a vast majority of people?
Most of us probably believe the answer is no. We should all be allowed freedom of expression. After all, free speech is a fundamental right. Besides, who’s to determine what’s acceptable versus objectionable?
However, let’s also agree that social media posts widely considered offensive should be accompanied by consequences.
This too becomes problematic.Read More