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Karma

I have never been someone who retaliates or seeks revenge when someone does wrong to me.  Karma has a way of treating people in ways I can’t.  It also has a way of treating me better than most people can when I do an unexpected favor.  If you read my blog entry last week, I defended Mitt Romney and his tax returns.  He gave me a shoutout the  other day during an interview,  He knows that I care about poor people and he wanted the people watching the interview to know that.

Thank you, Governor Romney for the kind words and for getting the word out about my campaign.  It is very much appreciated.

Today was laundry day at the laundromat.  An elderly couple came to the laundromat with a lot of clothes that needed washing.  I held the door open for them.  As I was closing a door, a car slammed into the back of my car and drove off.  (This isn’t a good example of karma, but a good example of “No good deed goes unpunished.”)

No real campaigning is planned for this weekend.  It’s Super Bowl weekend and people are getting overly-hyped about the game, I live in New Jersey, about 50 minutes from MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets and one of the teams going to the Super Bowl.  I won’t mention the team, but will console in the fact that my Redskins beat them TWICE this season.  🙂

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February 3, 2012 Posted by | Ahmnodt, commentary, humor, Personal Life, politics, satire | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sports Programming Retards

Before you say anything, I am going to tell you how I define “retard” so my e-mail isn’t filled with hate mail.  I do not mean people who are mentally challenged.  They should not be made fun of.  I mean people who can think, but opt not to.  Those people should be made fun of, insulted, whatever it takes to get them to THINK!

The object of promoting sports is to promote the sport.  It sounds simple, but it goes over so many heads in the sports programming world.  This means putting the best games on TV and scheduling sports doubleheaders so that the second game can be seen in its entirely after the first game.

Saturday:  SNY (Sportsnet New York) had a college basketball doubleheader on their network.  The first game was Northern Colorado at Marquette at 4:00PM.  The second game was South Carolina State at Pittsburgh.  These are hardly marquee games (games this time of year are usually top-tier teams playing against weaker teams to fatten the win-loss records of the stronger team.  This is a time honored tradition.

At 6:00, Marquette was leading Northern Colorado 80-60 with five minutes remaining.  (Marquette would win 93-52.)  Instead of relieving viewers of five minutes of bad basketball, they should have switched to the South Carolina State-Pittsburgh game.  SNY ended up showing Northern Colorado fouling Marquette players so they could limit them to two point plays and try to overcome a 20-point deficit by shooting a bunch of three-point baskets.  Fouls stop the clock.  I could rant at Northern Colorado for thinking they could come back, but when one plays a game, one is never supposed to give up.)

By the time the Northern Colorado-Marquette game ended, the South Carolina State-Pittsburgh game was already halfway through the first half in a tight (at the time) game.  Pittsburgh ended up winning by a sizable margin, but they didn’t get it going until the second half.

My beef on Sunday was with CBS.  The last seven games of the season are subject to having one of the Sunday afternoon games switched to Sunday evening before a national audience on NBC.  The game NBC ended up showing last night was Baltimore at San Diego.  Rumor had it that NBC and the NFL wanted to show the New England at Denver game in that slot, but CBS and Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft nixed the deal.  I don’t know why Kraft was against it, but CBS was against it because it would have been the highest rated game with the most viewers.  The only problem is that the Patriots-Broncos game was not shown in New York City (CBS’s largest local market.)  People in New York were subject to watching the Jets get slaughtered by the Eagles.

Here is how to promote sports:

College basketball – Have a doubleheader, but schedule the games 2 1/2 hours apart.  The time between games can have a studio team who can split the time between games dissecting the previous game and previewing the upcoming game.

NFL Football – Change the late afternoon games to 4:30PM Eastern.  If there is a marquee game and a local game scheduled at the same time, sell the broadcasting rights of the local game to a television station in the local area.  There will still be a market for NFL Sunday ticket for Washington Redskins fans like me who don’t live in the market and know the Redskins aren’t going to be the marquee game very often, but still want to watch their game.

Schedule better, don’t be afraid to break away from a bad game to show another game in its entirety, and show viewers that you really want viewers.  This is my advice for the sports programming retards.

December 19, 2011 Posted by | Ahmnodt, commentary, editorial, humor, satire | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

2010 NFL SEASON – DIVISIONAL ROUND

Last week: 2-2 Best Bets 0-1

As the Washington Redskins enjoy another bye week and The Broncos and Browns welcome new coaches, there are still games to be played.

Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog
1/15 4:30 ET At Pittsburgh -3 Baltimore
1/15 8:00 ET At Atlanta -2.5 Green Bay
1/16 1:00 ET At Chicago -10 Seattle
1/16 4:30 ET At New England -8.5 NY Jets

 

I have a weird feeling that the Seahawks will win outright. But maybe it’s just gas.

January 13, 2011 Posted by | Ahmnodt, humor, NFL Picks | , , , | Comments Off on 2010 NFL SEASON – DIVISIONAL ROUND

NFL 2010 SEASON – WEEK 17

Last Week:   6-10(.375)  Best Bets 3-0 (1.000)

Season:  117-117-4  (.500) Best Bets 31-17 (.646)

 

The 2010 season (Like 2010) is coming to an end.  I don’t know which was worse:  Justin Bieber’s “singing” or the performance of my Redskins.  (At least I don’t  have to worry about the Redskins for a while after Sunday.)   Good riddance to 2010 and this NFL season!

Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog
1/2 1:00 ET At Kansas City -3.5 Oakland
1/2 1:00 ET At New England -4 Miami
1/2 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -9.5 Tennessee
1/2 1:00 ET At Houston -3 Jacksonville
1/2 1:00 ET Pittsburgh -5.5 At Cleveland
1/2 1:00 ET At Baltimore -9.5 Cincinnati
1/2 1:00 ET At Detroit -3 Minnesota
1/2 1:00 ET NY Giants -4 At Washington
1/2 1:00 ET At Green Bay -10 Chicago
1/2 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -6.5 Dallas
1/2 1:00 ET At NY Jets -1.5 Buffalo
1/2 1:00 ET At Atlanta -14.5 Carolina
1/2 1:00 ET At New Orleans -7.5 Tampa Bay
1/2 4:15 ET St. Louis -3 At Seattle
1/2 4:15 ET At San Francisco -6 Arizona
1/2 4:15 ET San Diego -3.5 At Denver

December 30, 2010 Posted by | Ahmnodt, humor, NFL Picks | , , | Comments Off on NFL 2010 SEASON – WEEK 17

Heading to Warmth

23F has never felt so warm.  That is the expected temperature when I land in Newark tonight.  I am currently at the airport in Fairbanks,  I leave in 40 minutes to Anchorage.  From Anchorage, I fly to Seattle before flying home to Newark and arriving at 10:17PM.

I had to do some things differently this weekend (Especially with watching football).  Football starts at 9AM in Fairbanks.  The hotel I was staying at has a bar with NFL Sunday Ticket.  But the bar does not serve alcohol until Noon on Sundays.  The good news was I was able to watch the Redskins play the Cowboys.  The bad news was the other people watching the game with me were all Cowboys fans.  And although Rex Grossman had a good game in his Redskins debut, the ‘Skins lost to the Cowboys.  At Noon (about an hour after the sun rose here), I watched the Jets-Steelers game.  It looked cold with flurries at that game, but I couldn’t help but wonder what a game in December here in Fairbanks would be like.  With temperatures hovering between -30 and -25 and a “light” breeze (The winds were light, but when it’s this cold, you can feel the wind of a door being opened.)

I was going to venture out at 3:30, but it had already gotten dark.  And colder.  Alaskans are a hearty bunch.  They say they endure the winters here because Fairbanks is the place to be in the summer.  Temperatures are generally in the 70s and 80s and it doesn’t get dark for long.  The sun rises before 4AM and will not set until after 10PM throughout the month of July.

I can’t wait to be in above-zero weather and the nine hours of sunlight.  I might walk around town tomorrow wearing shorts and a t-shirt (at least until the reality that 30 degrees, while much warmer than the -25 currently here, is still cold.)

Global warming is definitely needed here.  A couple additional hours of sunlight wouldn’t hurt.

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Ahmnodt, commentary, humor | , , , , , | 6 Comments

Why Redskins? Why?

I spent the first 30 years of my life living in Washington, DC.  There are some advantages and disadvantages (mostly disadvantages) to living somewhere without a governor, senator, or representative with full voting powers.  One way we are like other cities is that we have professional sports teams.  Washington has the Redskins (football), Nationals (baseball), Capitals (hockey) and Bullets Wizards (basketball).

I grew up watching the Redskins, Capitals, and Bullets.  I quit watching basketball when the Bullets changed their name to the Wizards because when I think of “wizards” I think of cartoon characters.  This is how the Bullets have been playing since the name change.  I hopped on the Nationals bandwagon when the Expos moved from Montreal.

Every professional sporting event I had ever attended was played in the Washington metropolitan area.  Yesterday I watched the Redskins play the Giants at Jets Stadium.  (I hate the Giants, so I call the new stadium “Jets Stadium” just to tick off Giants fans.  The stadium is actually called, “New Meadowlands Stadium.”)  It was cold and windy, but the weather wasn’t as miserable as the way the Redskins played.

I do not know what was worse; The Redskins turning the ball over SIX TIMES or TWO running backs rushing for two touchdowns and 100 yards.  The final score was Giants 31 Redskins 6, but it could have been worse.  It would have been bad watching a debacle like that if the game was played at FedEx Field in Washington or watching it in the comfort of my own home.  But wearing burgundy and gold in a sea of blue made me an easy target of deranged Giants fans.

It was such a distraught and upsetting experience that I couldn’t get myself to write anything when I got home.  I did not blog, send a tweet, or “liked” anything on Facebook.  And to add insult to injury, I got home in time to watch the Dallas Cowboys win.

I wonder why the Redskins had to play as horribly as they did yesterday.  It was probably because they knew I was in attendance and they felt the pressure of playing in front of the next President of the United States.  It’s like tennis star Andy Murray choking in Wimbledon when he plays in front of Queen Elizabeth.  That has to be it.  Mike Shanahan is a good coach.  It didn’t look like the Redskins were outcoached or that the players didn’t understand the plays.  It looked like stage fright caused by trying to play in front of a prominent political figure who happens to be a fan of your team.

I have a ton of work to do.  It’s time for me to shake this off and get to work!

December 6, 2010 Posted by | Ahmnodt, humor, satire, Washington | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

2010 NFL SEASON – WEEK 11

Last Week:   10-4 (.714)  Best Bets 1-2 (.333)

Season:  67-72-3  (.482) Best Bets 18-12 (.600)

I had my best week picking overall last week, but half of the picks I got wrong were “best bets”.  There are no more byes this season.  And football returns on Thursday nights.  Tuesday was a bad day at work because my clients suddenly remembered that I am a Washington Redskins fan.

Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog
11/18 8:20 ET At Miami -1.5 Chicago
11/21 1:00 ET At Pittsburgh -7 Oakland
11/21 1:00 ET At NY Jets -7 Houston
11/21 1:00 ET Baltimore -10 At Carolina
11/21 1:00 ET At Tennessee -7 Washington
11/21 1:00 ET At Dallas -6.5 Detroit
11/21 1:00 ET Green Bay -3 At Minnesota
11/21 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -5.5 Buffalo
11/21 1:00 ET At Jacksonville -1.5 Cleveland
11/21 1:00 ET At Kansas City -8 Arizona
11/21 4:05 ET At New Orleans -11.5 Seattle
11/21 4:05 ET Atlanta -3 At St. Louis
11/21 4:05 ET At San Francisco -3 Tampa Bay
11/21 4:15 ET At New England -3.5 Indianapolis
11/21 8:20 ET At Philadelphia -3 NY Giants

 

Monday Night Football Point Spread

11/22 8:35 ET At San Diego -10 Denver

 

 

November 18, 2010 Posted by | Ahmnodt, NFL Picks | , , | Comments Off on 2010 NFL SEASON – WEEK 11

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