Monday’s Quick Hits

Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

Welcome to Monday – the last Monday of August!

Today I take a look at:

  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Juneau vs. Zinke
  • Lit Drop Saturday
  • Florida Primary
  • Trump & Immigration

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NFL 2014: My Predictions

Are you ready for some football? The NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers. One of these teams will play in the Super Bowl – read on to find out which team I pick.

Unfortunately, the Thursday game will be televised on KBGF (NBC in Great Falls) which is an analog low power television station. The only time I watch the local NBC station is when football is on because the picture is terrible.

If you follow me on Twitter or read this blog very much, you know that I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Last year we (Chiefs) made the playoffs – and we blew a 28 point lead in the second half against the Colts. So, that makes me wonder if it’s better to not make the playoffs instead of getting in and losing like that. Discuss amongst yourselves. I am still hurting.

There is a ray of sunshine. The Great Falls (MT) Tribune Sports Editor, Scott Mansch, picked the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers to play in the Super Bowl – I hope he was not referring to Super Bowl I.

I have always been pretty bad at predicting who will win each division in the NFL. The last time I picked the division winners was for the 2011 season. There are eight divisions in the NFL. For the 2011 season I picked the winners in just three divisions.

So here goes – I’ve read the stories, checked the schedules, read what the teams and the fans are saying and here are my predictions for the National Football League’s 2014 season:

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome! January is moving right along and that’s a good thing! As always, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read “Thursday Numbers.”

If you are a first-time visitor, this 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 the omnibus spending bill, lost money, unemployment, tased and confused in Bozeman, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, mile marker 420, a woman president, millionaires in congress, Rep. Steve Daines, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, cheaters at Malmstrom AFB, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, the government is the problem, military retirement benefits, Jim Harbaugh, Guantanamo Bay, and much more!

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Just Football…

Another week of football is in the books and, sadly, I went 9-4 for the week on my NFL pick contest.  That means no free pizza for me.

Just about every Tuesday during football season, I take a look at some of the NFL teams, major college and FCS games and also throw in a few pieces of info you won’t get anywhere else.

This week we take a look at a couple of birthdays, the handshake, the 1929 Packers, beer prices, the BCS, a place for scores, and much more! Continue reading

2011 NFL Predictions: The National Football Conference

Last season the NFC’s Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl and put away the “Favre curse” once and for all.  So, the Packers get to start the regular season on Thursday, September 8 (8:30 Eastern) by hosting the New Orleans Saints.  Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, and Maroon 5 will help “kick off” the season (at 7:30 Eastern).  It’s on NBC.

This just in:  President Obama will give a speech that night, too.

The Philadelphia Eagles are the Miami Heat of the NFL.  There will be much love and much hate for the Eagles this season, but one thing for sure is that Michael Vick is loving his second $100 million contract of this lifetime.  There are questions about him staying healthy, but just about every NFL team will see a drop-off in their offense if their starting QB goes down.

So I’ve read the stories, checked the schedules, read what the teams and the fans are saying and here are my predictions for the National Football Conference for the 2011 season. Remember – your team is undefeated right now! Continue reading