Posts Tagged ‘NFL Picks’

Super Bowl XLVII, Stupid People in Surveys, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Soundgarden at the Riviera

Ray Lewis, to me, is sports culture’s most prominent reminder that sometimes, simply by virtue of being the most shameless about their misdeeds, the really hideous people in the world can still be rewarded with a life of luxury, fame and adulation that you and I will never experience. Karma mostly comes around for the […]

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Te’o Media Fail, Barbusse’s Under Fire, Subway Footlong, AFC and NFC Championship Picks

I’d like to concur with SBNation’s list of failingly lazy media outlets in the whole Manti Te’o fake-dead-girlfriend scandal: The following is a list of organizations and people who, to varying degrees of incompletion, never bothered to check to see if Manti Te’o’s girlfriend was real. 1. Us. 2. You (Jack Dickey and Timothy Burke […]

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‘Cats Gator Bowl Win, Potato Salad, NFL Wild Card Playoff Picks

No choice but to put that image up there. I was so shocked that Northwestern won a bowl game after 64 years that I didn’t even know how to celebrate, so I tweeted some stuff, had a beer, and that was that. Thursday at lunch time there was a bowl of potato salad sitting in […]

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2012: The Year in Stack, Jesus Built My Hotrod, NFL Picks Week 17

2013 is two days away, so I had to do the mandatory website year-in-review: Highlights Work promotion! – Africa trip! – Colorado trip! – Amazing, beloved new phone! – Election results – Fully appreciating Flipboard and Instagram (minus the latter’s terms of service) – Finding this grilled brussels sprouts recipe – Ten-year Northwestern reunion was […]

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Scandalous Internet Pics Won’t Ruin Your Life, But Don’t Take Them Anyway, NFL Picks Week 15

What’s that called when bricks are all roughed-up more than usual? You know, when they’re not smooth like the outside of a house, but jagged and rough instead. Whatever it’s called, I scratched my hand on a wall like that yesterday, and it sucked, so I need a name for this decorative style that I […]

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The One Swear Word That Still Shocks Me, NFL Week 13 Picks, Yahoo! Fantasy Outage, Mobile Quotability

I can’t stop eating pomegranate seeds lately. Beautiful AND delicious – like a haggis. I’ve clearly been desensitized to foul language in my day, because the only word that still genuinely shocks me is “c—”. (Not the one that rhymes with “rock”.) I can barely even type the dashes without recoiling. This must be because […]

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Election Results, Coffee, Palladia, NFL Picks Week 10

Appropo of nothing: I had Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for the first time this week, and it really is pretty good. I barely like coffee, but I like theirs better than hella bitter Starbucks anyday. In the way I was hoping, we relived the election of 2004 with a role reversal in incumbent-challenger parties, so now […]

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Server Geography, Election, NFL Week 9 Picks

I saw that Gawker’s sites, hosted by Datagram, are still on their Tumblr backup servers a full five days after the Sandy disaster first hit. I’m puzzled why any high-traffic site would use a hosting facility in NYC in the first place – aside from the flooding potential that was all too real this week, […]

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Violentacrez and Internet Anonymity, End of Print Newsweek, NFL Picks Week 8

Chicago bisected bridges are the coolest. I think they should raise them every day just so I’m entertained at lunchtime. I’m one week late to the party on this, but I too have my informed-Internet-guy opinion on the outing of Redditor Violentacrez by Gawker. Short version? Totally OK with it and, in fact, excited to […]

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Hilarious German Dude, NFL Week 7

Crazy week at work, so I gotta keep it quick. I laughed way too many times at this not to include it. You can skip to 0:18 for the best part. I almost LOLd at my office just looking that up again. Be forewarned: I suck at this this year. Last week: 2-12 (!); Season: […]

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