Thursday Numbers

My wife made me coffee this morning & winked at me when she handed me the cup. I’ve never been more scared of a drink in all of my life. – @AndyAsAdjective

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Rand Paul & rubbish, the 2020 Census, unemployment, Amanda Knox & Italy, Super Bowl tickets, Super Bowl dates, Super Bowl Monday, January is ending, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams, John Elway & interceptions, and much more!

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Four Things for Wednesday…

Through chunks of hail, flash floods, and tears from having my tomato crop (my one and only plant) destroyed in the storm, nothing can keep me from posting my daily column!

Are you ready?

Here are four things you need to read today:

  • Trump Self-Destruction Tour
  • Bernie vs Debbie
  • The Blago Appeal
  • Elway vs Osweiler

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Super Bowl 50: Final Thoughts

Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10.

Maybe it was just the group of people that was at my house, but most of us felt that Super Bowl 50 was one of the most boring Super Bowl games of all time. I think most people wanted the game to be over already – even the fans who wanted the Broncos to win.

I picked the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50.

Congrats to the Denver Broncos – and especially quarterback Peyton Manning for winning Super Bowl 50. I’m a Kansas City Chiefs fan who sees the Chiefs and Broncos play twice a year, so I am not a Denver fan. I do respect Peyton Manning, though. I don’t care for John Elway or Gary Kubiak.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Broncos linebacker, Von Miller. The real MVP was the Broncos 68-year-old defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. He was actually the head coach of the Broncos for two years back in the 1990s. Phillips’ defense beat the New England Patriots and last night his defense shut-down Cam Newton and the Panthers.

Peyton Manning should retire now, walk out a winner, drink his Budweiser, and heal. There are not too many athletes that go out on top, so this is Manning’s “drop the mic and walk off the stage” moment. Just do it.

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by to read this week’s edition of “Thursday Numbers.”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Powerball, unemployment, potholes, Obamacare, Barbie, storm coverage, Ray Nagin, Corvettes, Derek Jeter, John Elway, John Walsh, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Woohoo – we made it to the end of January (the month I most dislike). Congratulations!

In case you are new around these parts, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Malmstrom AFB, Jon Tester & the census, most conservative states, Max Baucus & the ridiculist, happy meals, most/least trusted name in news, Atlanta, my Super Bowl Prediction, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Super Bowl: QBs with Rings

With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to write about football again! It’s hard to mention the Super Bowl and not think about Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. It’s also hard for me to think about Joe Montana and not think about the two seasons he played with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the corner of my “man cave” is a 2’ x 3’ Sports Illustrated poster of Joe Montana…as a Kansas City Chief. Not too far from the poster, I have displayed a Fleer football card of Joe Montana…again as a Kansas City Chief.

Maybe Montana’s glory days were with the San Francisco 49ers (1979-1992), but he finished his playing days as a Chief (1993-94). Many people may remember that the town of Ismay, Montana, was unofficially renamed Joe, Montana, back in 1993.

The greatest game (in my humble opinion) Montana played for the Chiefs happened on Monday Night Football (MNF), October 17, 1994. Montana led the Chiefs to a victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Elway had put the Broncos ahead with a little over a minute left, but too much time was left for Montana. Montana threw a TD pass with eight seconds left to give the Chiefs the victory. Right after the pass, MNF announcer Dan Dierdorf said, “Lord, you can take me now, I’ve seen it all.” Continue reading