Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
There is a reminder on my phone that is set to go off on June 4th. It is going to tell me 'Don't forget to do a Zeros to Heroes blog post for the 2021 NFL season'.
I don't need that reminder now.
The reason why is because you are currently reading the Zeros To Heroes blog post for the 2021 NFL season.
For those unaware of what I am going on about, here's what I do.
As I prepare for the upcoming season, I take a look at all of the teams that have finished at the bottom of their respective divisions and see if they have appointed a new head coach. If they have, I have a bet on them.
For 2021, there are five teams that qualify under my rules. Those franchises are: Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.
What I usually do is place the teams into a multiples bet. I have done that once again. This time, they're all in a 25p a line Lucky 31 which comes to £7.75.
As well as the Lucky 31, I have also put £4 on each team individually.
The selections, along with their prices, are:
Atlanta Falcons to win NFC South 9/1
Detroit Lions to win NFC North 22/1
Jacksonville Jaguars to win AFC South 13/1
New York Jets to win AFC East 13/1
Philadelphia Eagles to win NFC East 13/5
I am planning to write a reminder when we're nearer to the season. If I forget, the next post about this betting idea will be a look back to see how it fared once the season has concluded.
Monday, February 22, 2021
I keep seeing commercials on TV for an app in which you can scan ISBNs and barcodes to see how much you can sell unwanted books and CDs.
After seeing the ad enough times, I decided to try the app out. I knew just the book to try out.
Gary Hart's autobiography - one of my favourite wrestling books - has sort of become a collectors item because it is no longer in print. If you look at Amazon.com you'll see that third party sellers are trying to sell copies for ridiculous amounts of money.
You'll see, in the image below, that one chancer is hoping to sell a new copy for $1,353.99. On top of that, there are four used copies starting from $950.
Knowing that the book is rare, and that people are asking silly money for it, I thought I'd test the app to see what the offer would be. I had, and still have, no intention of selling the book - I just wanted to see what price I would get from my scan.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Remember yesterday when I wrote about Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger being twenty-five years old on February 19th and spent a line or two writing about a picture of Kurt Cobain that was on the wall in one of the classrooms I attended?
Well - I had no idea that yesterday would have been Kurt Cobain's fifty-fourth birthday, so I thought it was quite a coincidence that I wrote about him on the day.
Funny how things work out, isn't it?
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
One of the things I feared would happen during the NFL off-season happened yesterday.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
There's an advert I keep seeing online that bugs me.
It has a picture of Thelma Barlow, who played Mavis Wilton in Coronation Street, and it states that 'Thelma Barlow At Almost 100 Will Break Your Heart'.
I didn't follow the link to read the article because there's something I know for sure.
It's click bait.
No way is Thelma Barlow 'at almost 100'. Unless you want to consider being ninety-one years old to be 'almost 100'.