Ouch

 Wow. I’ve already got more wrong picks than I thought I’d get all day…and the late games haven’t started yet. Here are the games I picked correctly:

  • Bills over Dolphins
  • Packers over Vikings
  • Steelers over Browns

And the ones I didn’t:

  • Chiefs over Broncos
  • Saints over Rams
  • Titans over Jaguars
  • Redskins over Eagles
  • Panthers over Falcons
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From http://www.thecheezburgerfactory.com:

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ETA: you’re gonna have to click on the link and go to the bottom of the page.

Week 10 Predictions

Some picks for Week 10:

  • Chiefs over Broncos
  • Bills over Dolphins
  • Packers over Vikings
  • Steelers over Browns
  • Saints over Rams
  • Titans over Jaguars
  • Redskins over Eagles
  • Panthers over Falcons
  • Ravens over Bengals
  • Bears over Raiders
  • Lions over Cardinals
  • Giants over Cowboys
  • Colts over Chargers
  • Seahawks over 49ers

I’m also gonna say that at least 10 out of 14 (71.4%) will be right and hopefully 12 out of 14 (85.7%) will be correct.

This means that, with my 5 for 5 last week, I should be 15 for 19 (78.9%) and maybe 17 for 19 (89.5%) over two weeks.

Tuscola vs. Mt. Olive

Tuscola did as I said they would, winning at Mt. Olive today 49 to 27. The game was over in a brisk 2 hours and 10 minutes. Actually, the score should have been 49-14, but they scored twice in the final three minutes on our JV defense.

Arcola also won today (their second straight upset), and that means we host them this week. Winner plays for the state championship Thanksgiving weekend.

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Typos

I noticed this while actually working (shocker!), and I thought it was important enough to actually stop working and post here.

The top ten words I most frequently mistype:

  1. Chris
  2. Adams
  3. Eighth
  4. the
  5. Hornets
  6. Tuscola
  7. points
  8. stripe
  9. halftime
  10. basket

In other words, some of the easiest words to spell, at least for someone who knows basketball.

And, yes, I misspell my name most frequently. Insert joke here.

Why do we mistype or misspell the easy words and get the huge words like “antidisestablishmentarianism” or “lackadaisical” or “totalitarianist” or “bioluminescence” right? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

TCHS vs. Mt. Olive preview

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First, I’m gonna apologize to TCHS QB John Wienke, whose name I inadvertently omitted from a previous post (it’s now fixed).

Second, I’m gonna say that he does as good as he did last game, and the result’s gonna be the same as well: a victory.

Third, I’m gonna pick our ex-archrival Arcola to pull off another upset this week, so we can kick their ass next week to advance to the championship game.

And, fourth, but definitely not least: I’m crossing my fingers as I write this, because I don’t want to curse TCHS.

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam

Ceci n’est pas un spam.

2007 WGA strike

Why can’t the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) get along? Shows that I like that are now in reruns:

  •  Saturday Night Live
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Late Show with David Letterman

Oh well. I can use my time that I would have spent watching these shows working…or not. I think I’ll just watch the reruns or other shows I’ve TiVoed.

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Borat

Why are Wikipedia featured articles either incredibly boring or totally awesome? For example, the current one is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The one before that was Beijing opera.

I seriously doubt that there’s a lot of people who think both of these rock, or that both of them suck (although I’d also be willing to bet that there are more in this category than the previous).

Also, why don’t feature articles get sent out every day to those who have subscribed?

MNF

Ben Roethlisberger turned in a stellar performance last night, going 13-16 with 5 touchdowns. But TCHS QB and Michigan recruit John Wienke has him beat: 13 for 13 with 5 touchdowns and over 260 yds.

Unfortunately, I was not able to see Big Ben’s performance, as I had my first Scholastic Bowl meet of the year. I’m the captain on our varsity team (I was also varsity captain last year), and I’m only a sophomore (that’s right, I was a freshman varsity captain last year).

This is also our first year in the OVC (we were in the LOVC), and there are some big differences:

  • 10 question halves (20 total) instead of 15 question halves (30 total)
  • Jeopardy! level questions vs. 5th Grader level questions

Which means that it’s unlikely I’ll repeat my 49 tossups from last year (in 293 questions, for a 16.7 percentage) or my 57 tossups from practice this year (in 166 questions, for a 34.4 percentage).

In our first match, my brain was stuck in freeze, forgetting the list of authors I memorized last year for literary bonuses (and these are just the Russian ones):

  • Tolstoy
  • Chekhov
  • Dostoyevsky (or something similar)

We only trailed by five, though, with one question to go, but they got the tossup. The bonus was math (calculus), and it was something like:

Given the equation f(x) = ax^4 + bx^3 + cx^2 + d (with some numbers replacing a, b, c, and d), find:

  1. f` [the first derivative of f(x)]
  2. f“ [the second derivative]
  3. f“` [the third derivative]
  4. f““ [the fourth derivative]

They called time immediately and passed. I was able to do the first two mentally (with only the equation on my paper), but at three and four, I somehow added an x or two. We lost by 5.

But we did win the second game, although I missed three of four math questions (I was off by a factor of ten on one, and had positive infinity when it was negative infinity).

Oh, yeah: in the first match, I nailed a bonus asking for the four teams in some NHL division, except for the Chicago Blackhawks. The answers:

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Nashville Predators
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Detroit Red Wings

Let me just say that all I know about hockey is this: Barry Melrose has an awesome mullet.

Picks

And…all my picks came back to win. And Dallas is up 21-7 at halftime.

So far, it looks like a 4 for 4, barring tomorrow’s game. But I’m not going to assume it, because that would invoke a curse.

Late Game Picks

I picked the Browns to win. They’re about to get the ball, trailing by 5.

I picked the Pats to win. They’re about to score, and they’re currently trailing by 10.

I picked the Texans to win. And, as of now, they’re the only ones doing that. They’re up 14.

Times

All times will be off by one hour due to DST taking effect. Subtract one hour for the correct time.

Packers vs. Chiefs 7

The Packers win. We’re 7-1 and in 1st place. Favre has now defeated every other NFL team in his career.

But all is not well. I kinda figured Detroit would win, but 44-7?! And Minnesota demolishing San Diego 35 to 17? Even the Bears escaped defeat, but only because they’ve got a bye.

ETA: Adrian Peterson sets single game record w/ 296 rushing yards. Hello, ROTY.

And hello, SD defense. You knew what was coming. Why didn’t you stop it? Maybe hold him to 250 yds?

If he keeps it up, he’ll be a 2,000 yd. rusher-as a rookie.

Packers vs. Chiefs 6

Crosby puts us up 26 to 22 with 1:40 left in the game. KC has no timeouts.

So why did we squib kick it?

ETA: Just as I posted this, Woodson returns an INT for a TD. Packers up 33-22 with :59 left.

Packers vs. Chiefs 5

Chiefs score a TD, and LJ pulls an act that’ll draw a fine on Monday. But,

  1. KC kicks it OB.
  2. Favre puts a bomb on the money.
  3. We’re down inside their 15 yd. line w/ 3rd and 8.

Go Packers!!!!

Packers vs. Chiefs 4

Hawk with the pick. Jennings with the score. 13-7 Pack.

Packers vs. Chiefs 3

I go to the bathroom for a couple minutes, and when I get back, apparently Bigby’s interfered in the end zone after an INT. And once again, the curse of Chris strikes.

Crosby just missed a 52 yarder wide left on 4th and short. I agree with the decision to kick the FG there, even though it was a miss, but I could also make an argument for going for it.

Packers vs. Chiefs 2

Crosby just kicked his second FG of the second quarter, two plays after the two minute warning.

Most likely, it’ll be 6-0 at halftime, with GB getting the ball after the half.

Packers vs. Chiefs

Packers lead 3-0 right now over the Chiefs. As of now, we’re punting, and we’ve turned it over once on an INT and almost fumbled it away twice.

Jennings dropped a pass he usually catches on the drive that we scored on, and if he would have caught it, I guarantee you we would have scored a TD.

While I’m at it, picks for the late games:

  • Browns over Seahawks
  • Texans over Raiders
  • Patriots over Colts
  • Cowboys over Eagles
  • Steelers over Ravens (MNF)

Football Game

Just got back from our second round playoff game against Concordia. We went up 62-0 in the second, winning 62-8 (they scored against our JV defense). It was 48-0 at halftime.

In our previous two games, we won 55-0 and 60-0, and the 62-0 lead made it 177 consecutive points in eleven quarters, or 16.1 points/quarter.

Pi Ellipse

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From my random site searching. Comes from http://users.aol.com/s6sj7gt/pipat.htm

Kribs: King’s Castle

2007 TCHS Homecoming King shows off his pad. The pride of Van Allen.

Post Order

Heh. I just noticed that, due to the change in times between me and WordPress, my post is actually shown as being posted first, although it was actually second. The automatic post was first.

Procrastination

Right now, I’m supposed to be writing articles for the newspaper that I work for (the Tuscola Journal). Instead, I’m looking up random content on Wikipedia, Ken-Jennings.com, and here.

Why is it in human nature to procrastinate as long as one possibly can? Why don’t we just get it done and do other stuff later, instead of putting it off? Why?

And while I’m talking about it, I should probably create a page for all my articles. But I’m probably going to put that off as long as I possibly can. 🙂

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

Rambo: Hello World Part II

So my first post is actually some computer generated post or whatever. And it’s telling me to edit it. Or delete it. Which I’m not going to do.

That right there probably tells you a whole lot about me.

This is going to be tough. After all, I’m a random math geek. But I’m also so much more than that. I’m book smart but not street smart (or so my friends say). I’m not that bad looking, but I’ve got a mullet (or so my mirror says). I’m not exactly psycho, but I’m not exactly sane by societies’ standard (or so my shrink said). And so on.

Sometime soon, I’ll figure out how to update the “About Page”, the lists on the left hand column, and I’ll see if I can put a picture or two here. Maybe even at the top of the page.

Until then, remember: only the young die good.