Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 4

LeBron James was interviewed on CNN and he said he felt race played a factor in the backlash to his decision. I agree with LeBron because alot of athletes change teams to chase more money but this time it was for less money and to chase after a championship ring. The owner lashed out like a maniac. The fans burned LeBron jerseys on youtube and used the N-word many times. The fans also made fun of the way LeBron speaks. If you quote someone like Les Myles and laugh at a quote that doesnt make sense that is one thing but the fans who happened to be white did a disgusting impersonation of what they consider an uneducated african american man sounds like. This is the type of impersonation none of those fans would dare do to an African American mans face especially one LeBrons size.

Also backing up LeBrons point about race is his inclusion on a list of the 6 most hated athletes. points out that all 6 are in fact African American men. LeBron basically just changed jobs but he is rated above an alleged multiple rapist like Ben Roethlisberger.

The Titans prepare for Week 4 against the Denver Broncos. The Titans are 2-1 and Vince Young was pulled out of a game against the Steelers in Week 2. The game was ugly but it opened with a kickoff return for a touchdown and the offensive line has not played well all season but Vince is the only one taking heat for that loss. Reporters locally wanted Vanderbilts Jay Cutler to be drafted over Young and even recent 3rd stringer Matt Leinart was considered a better option. Vince is the only one who led his team to the playoffs and he has more wins and 2 pro bowls. Cutler is an interception machine but the local guys love to bash VY any chance they can. So they leaked from coaches im sure that Vince was late to meetings and missed a meeting during Steeler week. The offensive line and special teams must have missed meetings too because they also played poorly and at least VY had 2 good weeks out of 3 the offensive line is currently 0-3 as far as good games. Since Cutler isnt available the local media wasnt Kerry Collins(yes that kerry collins) to start. Actually Jeff Fisher wants Kerry to start and im sure Jeff prays every play that Vince will break his leg so he can stick Kerry in there. Fisher and the local media think Kerry Collins is Kurt Warner and Brett Favre combined. Bill Simmons said on PTI that Kerry Collins shouldnt start over Vince Young because, "Kerry Collins was washed up 2 years ago." The owner likes Vince and unfortunately he also likes Fisher. Fisher is allergic to playoff wins so as a Titans fan you pray the team just plays really hard and doesnt let Fisher stench of playoff failure stop them from winning it all one year hopefully this year.

The powerball and megamillions keep getting hit so much that you dont see the 200 and 300 million dollar jackpots these days. Dont get me wrong 2grand would be great right now but the dreams start up when you think about having a high 8 figures or a low 9 figures to play with. I have already decided I will blow through 75% of the winnings no matter how big it is and put 25% in the bank. Blowing through 75 million has to be a sin in every religion but lottery winnners have done it before and some will do it again. That last Curse of the Lottery was the worst case scenario nightmares I would worry about. I put a link below from lotterypost about the episode. Check on your states lottery website for any drawings or sweepstakes. Dont always just focus on the homeruns like powerball and megamillions. Any amount of money you can basically win for free would be nice in this economy or any economy actually. Right now the powerball is 48 million for saturday and the megamillions is 32 million for friday. Many blessing to you and yours.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Football Friday

Tony Dungy was bashed by the media because he said Reggie Bush should give back his heisman. A week later that is exactly what Reggie Bush did and no one has apologized to Dungy. Dungy just answers the questions he is asked he doesnt try to be the Pope of the NFL or anything. He isnt sin free but if you ask him a question he will answer it with his opinion. Dungy isnt forcing you to be a Christian or attend his church he just tell you how he feels.

The Bush story relates to my Titans because Vince Young was in 2nd place that year. The media who say Vince shouldnt get the trophy would be singing a different tune if Tim Tebow was 2nd that year or locally the way they worship the King of Interception Island, Jay Cutler, they would start a hunger strike around here if the trophy was vacated instead of given to Cutler if he was in 2nd place.

The titans are 1-0 after beating the raiders opening weekend. Right now Vince Young leads the NFl in passer rating so I am bragging as much as I can until Sunday at least,ha ha. I was at the game and some guys behind me kept complaining about Vince and wanting Kerry Collins in so you cant keep some people happy and as long as the titans win those guys will look dumb not Vince.

I won a contest at work and got a chance to sit in the company box at the titans game instead of my regular seats. If I had a choice between Tyra Banks and a titans luxury suite/box I would take the box everytime. Leather seats,flat screen tv's,all the food you can eat,private bathrooms no lines were nasty you know whats have urinated on the floor and you cant sit on the toilet without your pants or shoes wading in half an inch of urine. I hate that I am in the club section and they cant respect the bathrooms better than a gas station bathroom. I think it has to be a pissed off worker or something because its every freaking game and I get there early because I have no life outside of the lottery playing and watching the titans. Anyway I digress so the box has no downside it is a sports fans dream and you can close or open the windows depending on temperature. Even if you dont like sports(Like most of the women I saw up there in high heels,diamonds and furs) you will still love being in one. So I would spend my lottery winnings on a luxury suite without blinking an eye. The TN Lottery has a contest where you can win a suite for next season so I have entered and I hope i win. It will be weird winning and walking amongst the millionaires and billionaires knowing this is only temporary for me as I leave in my 20 year old american car and my dirty tennis shoes. Much like a strip club it is a temporary fantasy that would be created because at the end of the game I knew it wasnt my box and I knew I wasnt rich just like a strip club you know you arent that handsome that in normal life women will plop down in your lap and pretend to want to have sex with you. Speaking of Tyra Banks if I chose her over the box I am sure she would cheat on me many times so I might as well be with a tyra look alike from,roffle.(This blog does not promote or encourage tricking in any form. You will ultimately feel empty and hollow like a real loser after she leaves you for a guy with more money.)

Long story short visiting the suite makes me want to win the lottery even more. Louis CK does a great joke about how rich people dont know what its like to be poor but poor people know what its like to be rich because he fantasize about it everyday. He mentioned wiping his butt with a bunny rabbit and throwing it out of the window just because he is rich. If you know Louis Ck thats mild imagery compared to most of his genius standup. His show ended its first season so check that out On Demand or where you can find it. Its Always sunny in philly started back up and Boondocks had the season and probably series finale.

I dont know if you followed the Ines Sainz story but I put a link below from Jason Whitlock who lets loose with the funny and the common sense as usual. Dana Jacobson acts like women reporters are Doctors looking at patients who could careless about seeing naked men in great shape. Jackie Macmullan ripped Clinton Portis for his comments but Portis already apologized so Jackie was the one out of line. She talked about being 50 and married with kids and just wanting a story...huh? What does her being old or married have to do with anything? Do people stop having sex at 50 now? There will be mass suicides at the age of 49 in the future if that is true. Women journalists are not doctors and seeing an attractive naked man for a Straight woman will make her feel the same way a man feels. If women didnt lust and have urges like men then why are their male strip clubs that only let women in as customers? If this is really a civil rights issue then let men in womens locker rooms. The best solution is what Blaine Bishop and Keith Olberman said which is just let all genders of journalists wait until the men are dressed and interview them in the media room. I can remember Jackie getting mad about some athletes who left a blow up sex doll in the locker room with a bat stuck up her you know what and it was labeled"slumpbuster." She called it sexist and terrible and blah blah blah. If you really NEED to be in the lockers with naked men to get immediate reactions then you may hear and see some things you never heard from men before. They should have to change their jokes so it wont offend a bunch of outsiders(men and women) who should be there anyway. Jackie is trying to drag this out so clinton is labeled as a sexist and that is wrong. Jackie is from boston and many journalists and athletes there have been accused of saying and doing racially insensitive things BUT they always apologize and Jackie doesnt hold them up as racists forever and ever. If portis plays for the Patriots Jackie would have been fine with the apology and not needed to blast him like that on ESPN.

ESPN has many rumors of infidelity and coworkers having sex with each other and people have been fired or quit after the affairs were exposed. Most of the people who work for ESPN are just like most of America in that they look average or below average so the ladies of ESPN expect us to believe they are so attracted to average looking coworkers they will risk their careers by having sex but when they are in locker rooms there is no physical attraction with in shape nude athletes. I will pat Jemele Hill on the back because her article about the subject was very well written and used common sense. Basically the woman was dressed like she went to a singles bar late at night and a few guys acted like some drunk or aggressive guys talk to ladies dressed that way at bars.

You cant scream about double standards but ignore them when they work in your favor. Women in mens locker rooms is a double standard if male reporters arent allowed in womens locker rooms. Men are instantly assumed to be animals with no self control and that is garbage. The same double standards happen when the police show up to a domestic abuse and almost always arrest the man unless they see the woman hit him. Sometimes they see her hit him and they just step in they dont arrest her. In divorce court and child support or custody hearings the scales of justice are heavily in the womans favor. There are bad mother and great father you can assume the woman will always be the best option for the long term care of the child. The most recent bias has been with female teachers getting a pat on the back from courts and a commendation for raping young boys. Like they did them a favor ushering them into manhood. If the male teachers are disgusting predators who need chemical castration these women are also predators who usually have been with more than one boy. Molestation isnt a fetish people try out once if that is what they like or are attracted to then they will continue to do it and the women and men need to be handled the same in court because the mental health of the children is what matters and having that happen to a young victim is a negative I dont care what gender bias you have.

The megamillions is 12 million for tuesday and the powerball is 20 million for wednesday. So you may want to try your luck out. Congrats to the winner in georgia of the 112 million powerball and the 54 million megamillions winner in New York.

Speaking of New York remember when Dateline tried to get the NY Lottery to go along with an investigation to see if the clerks would steal? NY lottery even sent out warnings to the clerks and stores to watch out because Dateline may try to "trick" you into stealing a ticket. Well that arrogance of the NY Lottery came back to bite them on the butt. A man had his ticket stolen by a clerk in NY and lucky for him it was returned and he now has his 14 million minus taxes. The new york post story is below. To avoid having your ticket stolen or cashed by someone else sign your ticket and check the results online,on tv,in the newspaper or if you dont have any of those call the lottery hotline for the numbers. Dont trust any clerk even your relatives to check a ticket and be honest with you. Money of any amount especially in a recession brings out the wolves.

Now that’s a “Lotto” luck!

A retired Queens transit worker today collected a $14 million Lotto payoff — but only after a sneaky deli clerk who swiped the winning ticket from him coughed it up when confronted by cops.

“I’m thrilled!” said Milledge McCassell, 72, of Laurelton, the lucky ticket holder. “Winning Lotto is a great thing!”

However, McCassell’s massive windfall came thisclose to not happening because of a store clerk’s sticky fingers.

Now the Queens DA is investigating the unidentified clerk — and New York Lottery officials have suspended the lottery sales license of the Jamaica store where he had worked.

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Milledge McCassell won $14 million from the NY State Lottery.
“It’s just like the movie ‘Lottery Ticket,” said McCassell’s granddaughter Ebony Largo, referring to the recent Bow Wow flick about a lottery winner who fends off greedy neighbors. “It’s unbelievable.”

On Aug. 25, McCassell visited the Ideal Stop, Dairy and Grill in Laurelton, where the ex-signalman paid $2 to buy four randomly generated “Quick Pick” Lotto tickets for that night’s drawing.

‘He’s our best customer,” said store owner Hussein Mused. “He’s always in here buying breakfast. He likes to buy the $1 and $2 Lotto.”

The next day — unaware that six numbers on one of his tickets had hit for the $14 million first-prize jackpot — McCassell went to another lottery vendor, Dynasty Deli and Grocery on Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica.

There, McCassell himself checked the tickets on an electronic scanner available to customers.

When he did, the scanner flashed the thrilling message: “Big Winner!”

“I knew I was a big winner,” McCassell said today. “I just didn’t know how much.”

McCassell excitedly then gave the ticket to a clerk in the store so it could be scanned in another machine, which would reveal exactly how he had won.

But when the clerk scanned the ticket, he gave McCassell a shock.

The clerk “told him that it wasn’t a big winner,” said New York Lottery Director Gordon Medenica today.

When McCassell asked for the ticket back, the clerk told him “he had lost the ticket,” Medenica said.

“The clerk said, ‘I already threw it away,’ or something like that.”

Because McCassell hadn’t signed the ticket, anyone turning it in to Lottery officials would have been able to collect on its $14 million payoff.

McCassell today said, “I knew something wasn’t right, so the next day I went to another retailer I trusted” — Mused’s store, which had sold him the winning ticket. “It was a long, panic-filled day.”

Mused said, “He told me that he went there, he scanned the ticket, and wouldn’t give it back to him.”

“He went back three times to get the ticket,” Mused said. “And then I went back with him. I told him I’d help him get back his ticket.”

“The people at the deli said they had never seen him, and didn’t know what he was talking about. I felt bad for him. I couldn’t believe they took the lottery [ticket] from him.”

McCassell’s bad luck changed big-time Aug. 27, after he and Mused notified Lottery officials, who in turn alerted State Police.

When State Police investigators and McCassell went to Dynasty Deli that day.

“Miraculously, the clerk in question ‘found’ the missing ticket,” said Medenica of the Lottery.

Lottery officials believed McCassell was the ticket’s rightful owner, they said, because computer records corroborated his story about buying the winning ticket in Mesed’s Jamaica store on Aug. 25 and then having it scanned the next day in Dynasty Deli.

After the clerk surrendered the “missing” ticket, State Police immediately took McCassell to Lottery offices in Garden City, LI, where he turned in the now-signed ticket and received a receipt.

Taha Derham Al Saidi, owner of Dynasty Deli, today said, “The guy doesn’t work here anymore“ when asked about the clerk who had withheld McCassell’s ticket.

Saidi, whose store has been stripped of lottery vending machines and scratch-off tickets by state officials, then kicked a Post reporter out of the store.

Today, McCassell officially received his long-awaited, once-imperiled cash prize.

“I’m just anxious to get my money,” he said.

McCassell elected to receive a lump-sum payment of $8.7 million, which after taxes ends up being $5.5 milloin.

He said he still hasn’t “made up my mind” about how to spend that loot.

Additional reporting by William J. Gorta

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


My Super Bowl pick is the packers versus the titans with the titans winning. Chuck Klosterman had the same choice on Bill Simmons podcast so he is cool with me now for picking the titans on such a public scale. Skip Bayless picked the Titans and Cowboys to play in the Super Bowl. They called Skip a homer because he went to Vanderbilt which is in nashville just like the Titans and Skip covered the Cowboys. I dont care why Skip did it I am just happy he did. Drew Magary of Deadspin and some other places picked the Titans/Saints for the Super Bowl. I like Drews Mailbag on Deadspin so go there and support him and any other stuff he does. He picked the saints to win it but at least he picked the Titans to go. Go Titans!!!

I finall tried the dipping my fries in a Wendy's Frosty. Im a tough critic of fast food so I cant say that I loved it. I will try it again because it may have to grow on me with the sweet and salty mixture like Kettle Corn did. The titans games usually result in the fans getting free Wendy's and now even Coke Zero.

TLC has been showing new episodes of Lottery Changed My Life. Right now im waiting on Curse of the Lottery 2 to start on the E channel. Lottery is becoming an even bigger business with the wild economy of ours. For some reason people will find a way to feed their vices of paying for smoking,drinking,sex,fast food or gambling. Gambling stands out so much now because reality sets in for some people that they are too old to be a professional athlete in a major sport and they may not be attractive enough to marry a rich person who will take care of them. If building millions from the ground up isnt working out and you live check to check then the lottery seems like a waste of money because of the odds but it seems attractive at only one dollar a play.

Dateline NBC had another sting operation on lottery clerks stealing tickets in the link below. California officials helped Dateline but the New York lottery sent out a warning to all clerks that Dateline was trying to "trick" them into stealing tickets. The director of the NY lottery even called Dateline and organization that uses entrapment. I have heard this entrapment excuse when Dateline bust those child rapists on To Catch a Predator. The director said the clerks are tempted to steal because you brought them a ticket that was so large. What??? I dont care how many underage kids email you asking to hang out or to talk to you, you dont reply and you block them once you know they are under 18. I dont care how much the lottery ticket is worth you don't steal it.