Saturday, September 23, 2017

Correct Instinct, Incorrect System

I knew it.

In yesterday morning's post, I mentioned that I had my doubts over my system's projections for the Los Angeles Rams versus San Francisco 49ers game. My instinct turned out true.

It told me that the game would be low scoring and Los Angeles would easily cover the spread.

Final score:  41-39 to the Rams.

The system is now 3-2 for the season. It was looking so good at 3-0!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Guessing The Thursday Night Winner (Week 3 2017)

If you've been following along, my spreadsheet is currently 3-0 in tipping the pointspread and totals betting for Thursday Night Football so far in the 2017 season.

I have a feeling things will change tonight.

For the first game of week 3, the system has the Los Angeles Rams winning by nineteen points against the San Francisco 49ers. It also had the total amount of points to be 37.

The bookmakers' lines, as of the time of writing, are Rams -3 and 40.5. Therefore, it's telling me to take the favourite and bet on the Under.

We'll see how it does, but like I've already mentioned, I have a feeling this will be the week it messes up.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sick Day

My nephew is off school today with a cold.

There isn't anybody else to look after him because his parents are at work, so I'm on babysitting duties.

Just switched The Cat in a Hat movie on..

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Linda Hamilton Back For Terminator 6

I've just read that Linda Hamilton has been confirmed for the new Terminator movie.

Hamilton played the role of Sarah Connor in the first two movies in the franchise. The upcoming film will be the sixth.

I don't know how they get around it because, in the third movie, we're told that Connor had passed away.

With that said, they did manage to mess around with the story with the Terminator television show - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - a number of years ago and they did a timeline jump where Connor, her son - John - and a female robot sent from John in the future to protect them managed to skip a timeline.

It was artistic license to get a TV show with Sarah Connor in it and not mess with the story arc from the movies, so I'm not sure how they manage to get her back into the movie canon unless we're supposed to disregard the third to fifth installments.

I would say that having Sarah Connor brought in after being dead since the 2003 movie is a little far-fetched, but so is having Terminators sent from the future to protect a future leader is!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thoughts On WWE's Heenan Tribute

WWE did a nice tribute to Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan on last night's episode of WWE Raw.

The show opened with the 'In Memory' graphic and then, later on, they aired a video piece showing some of his highlights.

Most - if not all - of the clips were from his years in the WWF. I really thought it was great. In fact, it's one of the best memorial videos the company has done.

Monday, September 18, 2017

'The Brain'

Shortly before going to bed last night, I found out that Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan had passed away.

In all the years that I've been a fan of professional wrestling, Heenan was the best heel manager and color commentator in the business having started as a manager/wrestler in the 1960s.

Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan 1944-2017When I first started following the WWF over twenty years later, Heenan was managing Andre the Giant and other monsters within the company. Then - shortly after that - he became a commentator.

I loved his commentary back then. He had great timing. His on-air chemistry with Gorilla Monsoon made it even greater.

The 1992 Royal Rumble is one of my favourite matches. His commentary is one of the reasons why. 

Same goes for WrestleMania VIII. This is my favourite Mania. Heenan and Monsoon's back-and-forths during the event are one of the many highlights.

After leaving the WWF in 1993, Heenan went on to World Championship Wrestling and was the main color commentator for the company.

Over the past few years, Heenan had battled cancer. Ironically, the fight resulted in him having to lose part of his jaw. I heard that this didn't stop him from being witty as he would write his comebacks to people using a pad and paper.

He was also still passionate about the business and continued to make appearances on the convention circuit long after his surgeries and other problems that came along with his illness and aging.

There's no doubt in my mind. Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan was a legend. 

And if you don't agree, you're a ham-and-egger.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What I'm Watching Tonight (Week 2 2017)

Here are the NFL games that I'll be watching tonight.

Sky 6pm: New England @ New Orleans
GamePass 6pm: Buffalo @ Carolina
Sky after 9pm:  Dallas @ Denver
GamePass after 9pm: Miami @ Los Angeles Chargers