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Strider

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    2018 NFL Pick 'Em Pool

    Week 8 Schedule Thursday, Oct. 25 TIME(ET) Miami at Houston 8:20 pm Sunday, Oct. 28 Philadelphia vs Jacksonville (at London, England) 9:30 am N.Y. Jets at Chicago 1:00 pm Tampa Bay at Cincinnati 1:00 pm Seattle at Detroit 1:00 pm Denver at Kansas City 1:00 pm Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm Baltimore at Carolina 1:00 pm Indianapolis at Oakland 4:05 pm Green Bay at L.A. Rams 4:25 pm San Francisco at Arizona 4:25 pm New Orleans at Minnesota 8:20 pm Monday, Oct. 29 New England at Buffalo 8:15 pm
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    2018 NFL Pick 'Em Pool

    Here we go again guys! The 2018 NFL season is one week away and it is time to get the gears in motion for our annual football picking contest. Are you ready for some football?!? You know the drill...I post the upcoming week's schedule of games and you pick the team you think will win each game. No late picks. Once the game has started, it is too late to put your pick in for that game. Remember there are Thursday night games during the season. I had to chase down quite a few of you last year for your Thursday picks. Make sure you pick every game. Help each other...if you notice someone has missed a game let them know. I cannot be on here 24/7 checking everyone's picks so I may not catch your mistake in time. Good luck to all and as always, this is all in good fun and spirit. No fighting or trolling allowed. I haven't decided what this year's prize will be for the winner. Cannot wait to see what fanciful names jabe comes up with this season. Here are the winners of the last five years with that season's winning record: 2017: Bong-Man, the chase, Strider tied at 175-81 2016: Junior - 171-83-2 2015: apantherfrommd - 163-93 2014: jb126 - 177-78-1 2013: jb126 - 164-91 2018 NFL Season Week 1 Schedule THURSDAY SEPT. 6 TIME (ET) Atlanta @ Philadelphia 8:20 PM SUNDAY SEPT. 9 Buffalo @ Baltimore 1:00 PM Jacksonville @ NY Giants 1:00 PM Tampa Bay @ New Orleans 1:00 PM Houston @ New England 1:00 PM San Francisco @ Minnesota 1:00 PM Tennessee @ Miami 1:00 PM Cincinnati @ Indianapolis 1:00 PM Pittsburgh @ Chargers 4:05 PM Seattle @ Denver 4:25 PM Dallas @ Carolina 4:25 PM Washington @ Arizona 4:25 PM Chicago @ Green Bay 8:20 PM MONDAY SEPT. 10 NY Jets @ Detroit 7:10 PM L.A. Rams @ Oakland 10:20 PM
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    2018 NFL Pick 'Em Pool

    Eight weeks in and no one is running away with it yet. Most of us remain in striking position for the top spot. ebk joins paul carruthers as winners of more than one week. Week 7 Results ebk: 11-3* Bong-Man: 10-4 kipper: 10-4 Walter: 10-4 the chase: 9-5 Mrs. W: 9-5 Strider: 9-5 jabe: 8-6 paul carruthers: 8-6 zepscoda: 8-6 Junior: 7-7 LedZeppfan77: 6-8 Season Standings After 107 Games 1. ebk: 66-39-2** 1. Walter: 66-39-2 2. kipper: 65-40-2 3. Bong-Man: 64-41-2* 4. Junior: 63-42-2* 5. Strider: 62-43-2 6. paul carruthers: 61-44-2** 7. Mrs. W: 58-47-2 8. the chase: 57-48-2 9. jabe: 56-49-2 10. LedZeppfan77: 52-53-2* 10. zepscoda: 52-53-2
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    2018 NFL THREAD

    With the player movements and the draft coming up, it is time to put 2017 in the rear-view mirror and look ahead to the coming 2018 NFL season. The Cleveland Browns just made a big splash before the draft. Say goodbye to Tyrod Taylor, Rick. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22706747/making-sense-2018-cleveland-browns-nfl-trades-tyrod-taylor-jarvis-landry
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    2018 MLB season thread

    Right. Red Sox could never get past the Yankees for most of the 20th Century. Meanwhile, Yankees vs. Dodgers was a near-annual event in the 1940s-'50s. Add the ones from the '60s - '80s and there must be at least 12 World Series meetings between these two teams. It has to be the most common World Series pairing in history.
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    The Black Angels

    One of the best bands around today, Austin's The Black Angels are back on tour, and this time they are touring with fellow Austinite Roky Erickson, a legend from his days with the 13th Floor Elevators, one of the first psychedelic rock bands. So if you haven't yet made it to a Black Angels show, now is a good time to do so, as they are hitting the East, Midwest and Southern parts of the U.S. and Canada this month. The tour began last night in Lawrence, Kansas and continues tonight in St. Louis, MO. The 2014 Winter Psych Storm Tour: Feb 01 The Firebird w/ Roky Erickson St Louis, MO TICKETS RSVP Feb 03 First Avenue w/ Roky Erickson Minneapolis, MN TICKETS RSVP Feb 04 Majestic Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Madison, WI TICKETS RSVP Feb 05 Park West Chicago, IL TICKETS RSVP Feb 07 Southgate House w/ Roky Erickson Newport, KY TICKETS RSVP Feb 08 Beachland Ballroom w/ Roky Erickson Cleveland, OH TICKETS RSVP Feb 09 Magic Stick w/ Roky Erickson Detroit, MI TICKETS RSVP Feb 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Toronto, Canada TICKETS RSVP Feb 12 Corona Theatre w/ Roky Erickson Montreal, Canada TICKETS RSVP Feb 14 Black Cat w/ Roky Erickson Washington, DC TICKETS RSVP Feb 15 The Met w/ Roky Erickson Providence, RI TICKETS RSVP Feb 16 Union Transfer w/ Roky Erickson Philadelphia, PA TICKETS RSVP Feb 20 The Grey Eagle w/ Roky Erickson Asheville, NC TICKETS RSVP Feb 21 Mercy Lounge w/ Roky Erickson Nashville, TN TICKETS RSVP Feb 22 Terminal West w/ Roky Erickson Atlanta, GA TICKETS RSVP Feb 24 The Social w/ Roky Erickson Orlando, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 25 Grand Central w/ Roky Erickson Miami, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 26 State Theatre w/ Roky Erickson St Petersburg, FL TICKETS RSVP Feb 28 Fitzgerald's w/ Roky Erickson Houston, TX TICKETS RSVP Mar 01 Granada Theater w/ Roky Erickson Dallas, TX TICKETS RSVP Here's a performance of "Sniper" from last year's Austin Psych Fest:
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    Virtual Zeppelin on YouTube

    Good luck porgie. I'm gonna have to pass because...well, because I can't sing. Not that that's ever stopped some of these wanna-be 'Robert Plant' before.
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    2018 MLB season thread

    The 1916 World Series featured the Brooklyn Robins vs. Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers of either Brooklyn or L.A. never faced the Red Sox in the World Series. Until now.
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    2018 NFL THREAD

    Two pals from England were at the game yesterday....they are huge 49er fans. They are visiting me today. I'll try to get photos from them of the statue unveiling.
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    2018 NFL Pick 'Em Pool

    Everyone picked Atlanta tonight. Which makes ebk the winner of Week 7. Congratulations ebk!
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    Crank some Beck to those Kanye deplorables... "One Foot in the Grave"' "Jackass", "Asshole", "Guero", "Truckdrivin' Neighbors Downstairs", etc. My all-time go-to album for annoying neighbors is Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" of course.
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    2018 MLB season thread

    Pac Bell Park (or whatever they call San Francisco Giants ballpark these days) is a great place to peek in on a game for free.
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    What's the Last Concert You Attended?

    St. Paul & the Broken Bones (from Alabama) delivered some good ol' foot-stomping soul/rhythm & blues tonight. Opener Black Pumas were pretty solid, too. Watched the Dodgers win NLCS Game 7 before the concert...so an excellent night all-around.
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    The Rest in Peace Thread

    Well, well, well...that was rather predictable. #sad
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    2018 MLB season thread

    Just looked up tix for the World Series games at Dodger Stadium (3,4, and 5)...$700 is the cheapest available. Guess I won't be attending a game. Unless a miracle comes my way.
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    Make me laugh!

    Sweden has a lot to answer for. The ozone-layer alone is still paying for this assemblage of doofuses.
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    The Rest in Peace Thread

    Rest in peace (pieces) journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tortured, murdered, dismembered by Saudi Arabian government thugs in Turkey. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/10/19/saudi-government-acknowledges-journalist-jamal-khashaoggi-died-while-in-that-countrys-consulate-in-istanbul/
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    The Birthday Thread

    Thanks for the reminder. Another chill dude and genuine good guy had his birthday the other day, too...Sathington Willoughby. So, happy birthday to Sath and chillumpuffer! Spliffs for all. 🎂🎂 Enjoy your next voyage around the sun.
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Not one photo from the Forum in 1977 in the book. No real good shots of the laser show during Jimmy's bow solo, either. 😞
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