Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Morning Rambling

More technical issues for yours truly!

This time, my cable box decided to reboot itself when it was recording last night's episode of WWE Raw. Therefore, I've had to read the results online this morning.

I'm still avoiding spoilers of the New Orleans vs Atlanta game from last night as well so I don't even know why I am online right now!

My gut is telling me that New Orleans won that one.

The above sentence will look silly if they haven't won. And if they have, it'll look like I've cheated and viewed the result.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings for the day...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Back Online

My Internet issues now seem to be resolved.

TOUCH WOOD.

It was a peculiar week. Things started to go awry on Friday night. I was knocked offline for some time before normal service was resumed. Then, at around the same time on Saturday, the signal went yet again. It lasted much longer. 

I woke up on Sunday morning and had no Internet until the afternoon. I was so close to purchasing a MIFI box because I needed to watch the NFL and WWE Clash of Champions later that night.

Thankfully, it returned later on that night.

Here's something that dawned on me this weekend: Streaming media like NFL Game Pass and the WWE Network is great.. the problem is they become the figurative chocolate teapot without an Internet connection!

Yes, my tongue was firmly in my cheek as I typed the previous paragraph.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

What I'm Watching Tonight (NFL 2016 Season Week 3)

I am writing today's post on my phone because my Internet has gone down.

If it doesn't come back up by this evening, there's only one thing I can do and watch the Sky Sports games as I'll be unable to stream anything on NFL GamePass.

I don't even know the games that are on Sky!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Short Circuit

I woke up early this morning. One of the first things I did was check what was going on in the news - to do this, I went on Twitter.

One of the trending topics was: Short Circuit.

Ah, memories of the 1980's movies about  a  military robot that became 'alive' after being struck by lightning.

I immediately thought 'REMAKE', so clicked the words to see what people were tweeting.

Thankfully, there was no talk of a reboot, remake or re-whatever. The folk were noting how BBC 2 had it on early in the morning.

I liked the movie a lot when I was young. It has been a very long time since I watched it, but the Beeb showing it at silly o'clock in the morning meant there was no point tuning in as I had missed most of it.

I'm now hoping that it shows up on iPlayer.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Wrong One

I once again forgot to give out my Thursday Night Football prediction before kick-off.

Not that it would have mattered as I was high on the Houston Texans defeating the New England Patriots.

I was very wrong. The Patriots won 27-0!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Another Laughable Excuse From Mourinho

I'm writing this post shortly before Manchester United play Northampton Town in the third round of the League Cup. As I noted earlier this week, the team are on a bad run of form, and - if all goes well - the team would have won the game by the time this post sees the light of day.

What has prompted me to write about the Red Devils today is something that is being reported concerning Jose Mourinho.

Apparently, he's now blaming Louis Van Gaal for the way United are playing at the moment.

Yes - he had the audacity to blame his, and the team's, current predicament on the club's former manager.

WHAT THE...?

According to Mourinho - his players are suffering from a 'mental hangover' after spending two years under the Dutchman.

Okay, if that's the case... let's all congratulate Van Gaal for winning the Community Shield in August and for the first three wins of the 2016/17 Premier League season. Surely this period would have been part of the hangover.

It's only fair, right?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The End Of The Ray Donovan Marathon Of 2016

If you were reading this blog over the summer, you may have read a few posts where I wrote about watching Ray Donovan.

I started with the first episode of season one and managed to catch up and watch from the early part of season four.

The fourth season finished on Monday night. My opinion? It was okay. Ish.

I liked the first two seasons. The third wasn't as good and the most current was better than the third, but there was still too much going on.

The final episode ended on a good note, though. Everything seemed to have closed out harmonious, which leads me to suspect that the first episode of next year's season will be very dramatic.

We'll have to wait until the summer of 2017 to find out if I'm right.

Now I have to find a new programme to watch...