Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you are new around these parts, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

NOTICE: If you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out that you spend your time reading blogs they may not be too impressed…

This week I write about Powerball, Ohio, burning hair, Montana PSC, lobbying in Montana, unemployment, bear hunting, Thomas Jefferson, Twitter, University of Great Falls, Katherine Webb, Lindsay Lohan’s mug shots, Jon Tester, Max Baucus, F-15s, ObamaCare, Adrian Dantley, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday! If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out you spend your time reading blogs they may not be that impressed…

This week I write about food stamps, 30-round magazines, airport travel, unemployment, abortion procedures, Katherine Webb, Zip Code, Rod Stewart, Pat Benatar, Inaugural Ball, Kelly LeBrock, Religion, Baseball Hall of Fame, Academy Awards, and much more…

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Now that was domination…

It did not take long on Monday night for viewers to see which team was better in the BCS National Championship. It took the Alabama Crimson Tide a little less than three minutes to march 82 yards and score the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-0 on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After the Irish went three and out, the Tide went on a 10 play 61 yard drive to go up 14-0.

Then the Irish then went three and out again. Alabama scored again and that pretty much took the fight out of the fighting Irish.

They were up 35-0 before the Irish scored. Alabama won the game 42-14. That was their second straight national title and third in four years.

The most exciting thing during the game happened when, with it getting out of hand, viewers were treated to camera shots of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb (who is also Miss Alabama). Twitter went wild when ESPN commentator Brent Musburger (age 73), said, “You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she’s also Miss Alabama and that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.” He then added, “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow.”

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