Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week 8 NFL Predictions - Experts vs. a Four-Year-Old

Great news!  We're not 100% idiots!  Just partial idiots.  For the first time all season, all three of us finished above .500.  This is not an indictment of the four-year-old, he's been doing fine all year.  And, you know, he's 4.  I think he just repeats the last team he hears and picks them.

But for ol' JDaddy and CDog it is a miracle from God himself that we both finished above .500.  Lets don't start popping champagne just yet, though.  We barely finished on the winning side.  The kid still leads, but we're not going away.

Last Week
JDaddy: 7-5-1
CDog: 7-5-1
4-Year-Old: 7-5-1

JDaddy: 47-50-6
CDog: 47-50-6
4-Year-Old: 50-47-6

Friday, October 28, 2011

Open Wound Thoughts On The 2011 World Series

Well that didn't go the way we had planned.  With a 3-run lead in the 8th inning and a reliable bullpen lined up, it seemed like this was going to actually happen.  With one out and no one on in the 9th I was almost certain it was going to happen.  Then everything else happened.  I don't even want to write down what happened.  We all saw it.  I'm just glad what happened in Game 6 happened in Game 6 and not Game 7.  Game 7 was easier to swallow.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rainy Day World Series Movie Quotes

The World Series is on hold for the weather as Ranger and Cardinal fans debate on which of their teams is helped or hurt the most from an extra days rest. So “Our View From The Cheap Seats” thought we would coordinate the Game 5 Ranger win with some of Hollywood’s greatest quotes.

Here is our Top 10 List ;

10. “ E.T. Phone Home ” -- (E.T)
 9.  “ I’m afraid you’re just too darn loud ” -- (Back To The Future)
 8.   “ Excuse me…. But what in the Hell is going on out here?” -- (Bull Durham )
 7. “ You see this? This is my BOOMSTICK!” -- (Army of Darkness)
 6. “ What’s you’re major malfunction numbnuts?” -- (Full Metal Jacket)
 5. “ This definitely rates a 9.0 on my Weird-Sh*t-O-Meter” -- (Men In Black)
 4. “ Yeah…. “You’re a legend in your own mind” -- (Sudden Impact)
 3. “ Look man, you can listen to Jimi, but you can’t hear him. There’s a difference man. Just because you’re listening to him doesn’t mean you’re hearing him. --(White Men Can’t Jump)
 2. “Whadya Hear? Whadya Say” -- (Angles With Dirty Faces)
 1. “No, No, No, Because There’s no crying in Baseball” -- (A League of There Own)

It has been a great World Series so far and one with more twists and turns than a Texas back road. I can’t wait for Thursday………………… JDaddy

Friday, October 21, 2011

Week 7 NFL Predictions - Experts vs. a Four-Year-Old

Another week, another win for the four-year-old.  He didn't do all that great, but you don't have to do all that great to pick games better than JDaddy and CDog.  The good news is that we all finished at least at .500 for the week and didn't further hurt our already putrid game analysis skills.  Go Rangers!

Week 6
JDaddy: 6-6-1
CDog: 6-6-1
4-Year-Old: 7-5-1

JDaddy: 40-45-5
CDog: 40-45-5
4-Year-Old: 43-42-5

What will the picks be this week?  Will one of us be able to pick up 3 games on the kid in one week?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Texas Rangers in Consecutive World Series? Who Would Have Thought?

It was about this same time last year that something I had once thought impossible was about to happen. I was attending a World Series game in Arlington, Texas to watch my beloved Texas Rangers go up against the San Francisco Giants. To make this even better, I would be attending with my oldest son (CDog) and my son-in-law (he doesn’t have a street name yet).
Somehow CDog had gotten tickets. It was Game 3, the first ever played at the Ball Park and we would see the only Rangers win of the series and included in that was a round tripper from Josh Hamilton. We did not win the Series, but it was an experience I will never forget.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Week 6 NFL Predictions - Experts vs a Four-Year-Old

Week 5 wasn't a good week for any of us, although JDaddy did finish .500 for the week.  And it turns out that I jinxed the 4-year-old by saying 5 of his picks were locks.  Those 5 picks?  He went 1-4 in them.  My bad.  I've had too much ALCS on my mind I guess.

Overall, the 4-year-old still leads, but he has dropped below .500 on the year.  We're starting to get invites to sports books the world over.

We'll try to restore the family name and turn things around this week.

Last Week
JDaddy: 6-6-1
CDog: 5-7-1
4-Year-Old: 3-9-1

JDaddy: 34-39-4
CDog: 34-39-4
4-Year-Old: 36-37-4

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rangers/Brewers/Cardinals/Brewers.................. The Three Stooges?

With the Tigers/Ranger rain out of game 2, there was some time to take a look at what promises to be a very exciting end to the 2011 Major League Baseball season. In a non alcoholic vision, I realized that the final four teams remaining are just like my heroes "The Three Stooges".

Friday, October 7, 2011

Week 5 NFL Predictions - Experts vs a Four-Year-Old

We're four weeks into our little experiment of picking football games against a 4-year-old.  What have we learned?

  • JDaddy and I are terrible at this.  I'm kind of glad we decided to pick against the kid.  Otherwise it would be like watching two Sun Belt lightweights fight it out for the conference championship.  Somebody has to win, but it's not fun to watch.
  • All you need to do to pick games is go to and figure out which logo you like better.
  • If the 4-year-old had been able to control his gambling habit in Week 3 he would be 29-16-3 on the year.
Over the long term you would expect that a random picking of football games against the line would result in a .500 record.  Maybe that will turn out to be true after Week 17, but it's been fun to count up the record each week, my record notwithstanding.

Here are the records through Week 4:

Last Week
JDaddy: 9-7
CDog: 6-10
4-Year-Old: 11-5

JDaddy: 28-33-3
CDog: 29-32-3
4-Year-Old: 33-28-3

Will the start of the bye weeks throw the kid off his game?  Probably not, but I can hope.