03 November 2010

Late Tuesday Football

No time to get out the weekly post yesterday, as it was Election Day.   My father and I made some pulled pork, which went to a couple of campaign headquarters.   I was happy to have had time to vote.  I'm still trying to collect thoughts over the results and the dismaying reactions today from President Obama and Harry Reid.  For now, suffice it to say that when I voted for Obama two years ago, I was hoping he'd perform more like Tom Landry than Wade Phillips.

Last week's quiz answer:  Here are the six big tournaments I mentioned, in the order a game was first played in Texas:
  1. March 1971:  NCAA Men's Final Four, Astrodome, Houston
  2. 13 January 1974:  Super Bowl VIII, Rice Stadium, Houston
  3. 9 May 1981:  Game 3, 1981 NBA Finals, The Summit, Houston
  4. 17 June 1994:  FIFA World Cup, Cotton Bowl, Dallas (Spain vs. Korea Rep.)
  5. 8 June 1999:  Game 1, 1999 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas
  6. 25 October 2005:  Game 3, World Series, Minute Maid Park, Houston.

Fantasy update:  Another injury-racked week, another pair of poor results, and, surprisingly enough, another split.

The Fluttering Horde had to wait until Monday night just to double its score, and it lost 97-67 to the Smoking Popes.  Vernon Davis went down early, the Dallas defense stunk and the only Popes player not to score was Jamaal Charles and his 240+ total yards.  The Horde falls to 5-3 and fifth place overall.

Meanwhile, the Middlemen lost new acquisition Kenny Britt early, but escaped with an 83-80 win over Mean Machine.  Not pretty, but I do get back to third place at 5-3; and it'll be nice to have DeSean Jackson back.

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