Thursday Numbers

Whoop, whoop this is the last “Thursday Numbers” in February! Where is spring?

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 Steve Daines & that generation thingy, the U.S. Army, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mega Millions, March madness, military spending, Malmstrom AFB, Sunburst, the 40-yard dash, Montana’s liquor industry, unemployment, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Another Thursday is upon us and that means we’ve just about got this week handled!  Congratulations – I salute you for making it this far!  Rest easy – Friday is only a day away…

In case you are a new visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is a look at some of the numbers in the news recently – which are often presented with a little commentary by yours truly!

This week I take a look at a big purchase in Bozeman, Montana newspapers on Twitter, nuclear missiles, CNN Breaking news, the World Series, a birthday wish for Madam Secretary, unemployment numbers, football, catches, veterans unemployment, and much more, so read on!  Continue reading

Just Football…

Although this column is called “Just Football” did you know that on this date in 1998, and after playing in a record 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles sat out a game against the New York Yankees.  Now you can impress your friends today…

It kind of reminds me of Forrest Gump running – he ran for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours and then he said, “I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll go home now.”

OK, anyway, today I write about NFL surprises and disappointments, picking the winners, Tony Gonzalez and the Falcons, looking ahead, college football realignment, the Big Sky Conference and more! Continue reading

The NFC South

Today I finish off my look at and predictions for the upcoming NFL season with a look at the NFC South. The NFC South is home to the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  You can check out all my predictions for the upcoming NFL season by going to “Categories” on the right side of the screen and selecting “Football.” 

New Orleans Saints:

The Saints won it all last year and took this division with a 13-3 record – and almost everyone is back this year. Will the party from the 2009 season leave them with a hangover? We’ll see right from the start as they host the Vikings in week one. The Saints will win the NFC South again, but the ride to the second consecutive Super Bowl will be derailed in the playoffs because they have a weak defense (11-5). Continue reading