Thursday Numbers

I am as swift as a gazelle. An old one. With arthritis. Run over by a Land Rover. Eight days ago. – Unknown

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 the Powerball lottery, unemployment, lobbyists in Washington, Montana Legislature, Delta Air Lines Flight 89, Bernie & Elizabeth, the impeachment walk, NFL playoffs, climate conditions, and much more!

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TWW Poll: NFC Championship

This Sunday the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers for the NFC Championship. The game will be televised on Fox and it starts at 6:40 ET.

Who do you think will win, the Packers or the 49ers?

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Thursday Numbers

My circle is small because I am into quality, not quantity. – Unknown

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 Powerball, unemployment, Montana highway deaths, Harvey Weinstein, Elvis Presley, nurses & car salespeople, FCS Football National Championship, NFL playoffs, military draft texts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Steve Daines & the Second Amendment, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

I always knew I’d get old. How fast it happened was a bit of a surprise, though. -Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Corey, Corey, Corey
  • Montana Green Party
  • That Damned Wall
  • NFL Playoffs
  • One More Thing

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The Sunday Message

“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.” -Erma Bombeck

I’m guilty. I have watched three football games in a row.

According to a poll from Lifewayresearch.com when presented with the statement, “I would skip a weekly worship service in order to watch my favorite football team” 68% of those polled disagreed with that statement. Only 15% said they “somewhat” or “strongly” agreed with that statement.

You can read the survey results HERE.

I was a little surprised that 68% said they would not skip the service. They must not like football as much as I do!

In the 2000s we have seen churches “cater” to the needs of the people more than ever. In the past most church services were on Sunday morning and evening. Some had Wednesday evening services.

Now many churches have multiple services on Sunday, some services on Saturday night, and many provide either live feeds of the services over the internet or a video link of the service soon after.

The church I attend has a 9:00 a.m. service and an 11:00 a.m. service and Sunday evening service. The NFL games start at 11:00 a.m. here in the Mountain Time Zone, so I attend the 9:00 a.m. service so I can get home in time for the game. I am happy there’s an 11:00 a.m. service as this keeps the Pastor from going on and on and on.

I know, I know, I should not have written that last sentence…

Have a great week!

 

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Playoffs…PLAYOFFS?

For many people the fact that your NFL team’s season is over won’t set in until next week when your team is not playing.

For twelve teams, the journey continues.

The Patriots, Broncos, Steelers, Colts, Bengals, and Ravens made the playoffs for the AFC. The Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Panthers, Cardinals, and Lions made the playoffs for the NFC.

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