If you are reading this you are either
A) Waiting in cantankerous lines of such length that any savings on your consumer goods are outweighed by the cost of your time or
2)At work because you’re tired of your family.
Just polished off my first leftover-turkey sandwich. The good news is that the one time of year we are expected to act like we enjoy the tasteless bird is passed.
Now, after that ball of sunshine, a moment of seriousness if I may. I’m thankful for my family. I know its a cop out but I honestly don’t know how I would have turned out without the guidance I received (really I don’t want to think about how I would have turned out). As someone with no brains or talent, I’m thankful for continued employment. And as stupid as this may sound I really enjoy being part of Peach Pundit (other than dealing with Icarus, of course. And Buzz.) Thanks to you guys for reading my drivel.
The Last Blue Dog? Daily Beast looks at John Barrow with yet another profile of how he’s the last rural white Democrat. Stop me if you’ve read that story about 63 times since the election. When you keep getting somewhat-fawning coverage being the last RWDem its one more reason to not switch parties. I mean, if you’re one of 435 and not in leadership, how else can you keep yourself in the news?
Yeah, some Christmas tree was lit at Lenox Mall last night.
I want to commend WXIA for what can be considered nothing less than stellar graphics. Just look at the work in the following stories…
Uh, hello? Rest of the world? There shouldn’t be any news today because Thanksgiving is basically a four-day weekend in the U.S. and we’re the best country in the world. Just…at least try to follow my command next year.
You remove a dictator in Egypt, you get… a dude who is basically going to be a dictator.
That’s enough seriousness for today…
My pick in the UGA/GT game (Hint: I’m a Catholic and I believe in miracles…), not-so-bold predictions and other football-related miscellanea after the fold.
Good lord, the Jets, what a mess. Now they did go against the greatest professional football team ever but man, a 22.5 Total QBR for Sanchez, three TDs in was it 52 seconds? And the attention whore of a coach Rex Ryan. What a cluster. Any win for the Patriots is a great accomplishment for America.
UGA/GT… As I said, I believe in miracles. On top of that, GT is on a high, backing into the ACC “Championship”, Dawgs looking ahead, Paul Johnson coaching for his life, second week of facing a triple option for UGA, its time for the once-in-a-decade victory for the NATS, its all there for a GT upset. Which I’d choose if they were playing at Tech and had half the stadium on their side. But they aren’t. No miracles in Athens on Saturday, UGA annihilates the Jackets.
FSU/UF. Florida hasn’t been impressive, really all season but less so since the UGA game. At home for FSU. Their defense is best in the country. Driskel is “healed” but I don’t buy it, he was in a walking boot earlier this week. You look at the matchups and they are close but FSU has the edge, especially at the defensive/offensive tackles (Bjoern Werner is a future-NFLer, the Florida offensive line is not going to be able to handle them). EJ Manuel has really come into his own, his reads are becoming fantastic, he can do so much to move the ball. ‘Noles are one quarter of bad playcalling, not bad play away from a national championship… It will be a good game, but I’m going to go so far as to say don’t be surprise if FSU blows out the Gators.
ND/USC Who would have predicted this in August (side note–I did point out the Trojans’ lack of depth and could have seen them being un-ranked)? Without Barkley USC has no shot. The only way the could beat the Irish is by getting the ball to the outside where they are very speedy. Notre Dame is not that good this year, though. They will get crushed in the championship.
‘Bama wins. They’re the best team in the country. Three games, neutral site, my (never-to-be conceived) kids’ (never-to-be created) college fund on the line, I choose ‘Bama over every team.
What I want to happen… numbers 2-9 lose (Bama and UGA twice) so that FSU goes to the NC, beats ND.