Thursday Numbers

If you have to hurt other people to feel powerful, you are an extremely weak individual. – Bobby Mattingly

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm and humor.

This week’s topics include Trump fundraising, unemployment, Sturgis super spreader, USA coronavirus deaths, Afghanistan & Iraq troop cuts, 2020 Census, Trump’s disapproval rating, Bob Woodward’s new book, NFL Kickoff 2020 – Texans vs Chiefs, VP coming to Montana, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

People who can’t communicate think everything is an argument. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Coronavirus Task Force Briefings
  • On the Mound
  • Bad Boys at Fox News
  • NFL Training Camp

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The Monday Memo

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ― John Wooden

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • The MAGA Church
  • TWW Poll Results
  • NFL Playoffs
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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2011 NFL Predictions: The American Football Conference

Growing up a Kansas City Chiefs fan let me have just a little excitement when Lenny Dawson led them to a Super Bowl victory way back in January 1970 – of course there were the “Marty Years” (1989-1998) in which we won a lot of games, put fans in the seats, but did not get to the Promised Land.  Last year there was some joy – the Chiefs contended and made the playoffs.

I guess the only big question left to be answered is which will come first: another Chiefs Super Bowl victory or my death?  This year the Chiefs reap the benefits of being the 2010 AFC West Champions – three primetime night games – and a much tougher schedule!

The AFC is where my heart is and my team is the Kansas City Chiefs. That will never change!  So this year I start off with my predictions for the American Football Conference.

Here’s hoping your team has a great year and you have something to talk about after Christmas…like the playoffs!  Continue reading