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What a game it was, too! You can find many stories written about today’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Rams, but I chose to go right to horse’s mouth.

“Favre then passed the Dolphins’ Hall of Famer on the first play of the Packers’ next series with 23 seconds gone in the fourth quarter. The game was halted as Driver hugged Favre and other teammates patted him on the shoulder pads. Public address announcer Jim Holder acknowledged the record, prompting a huge ovation, and Favre shook hands with referee Ron Winter before flipping the souvenir ball to an attendant on the sideline.”

Brett Favre has now passed the football for nearly 35 miles professionally! He made sure that Dan Marino received his due credit. “I’ve said this all along: I’ve never considered myself to be in the same league as Dan Marino,” Favre said. “What a great passer, maybe the greatest passer ever.” Dan Marino’s carreer passing record is 61,361 yards in 17 seasons. Brett’s record is now 61,405 yards in 17 years. Yes, what a game! (Read the rest of the article.)

PS: Ya know, you CAN digg my articles for me. If you like the article? If you just want to help me? Oh, go on! Do it! Please? lol.

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    Monday Nite Football is no longer on abc TV. It is on ESPN. That is all good and well if you are one of those people who wastes your money on cable TV! Yes, I consider it a waste, but that is not the reason I hate abc. Is the Super Bowl supposed to be on cable, too? Is this a silly question?

    I think not. They claimed that they weren’t making money. Is this so? NO, it is not. Football is more watched than basketball and baseball. So why did they sell out? Could it be that it’s because the players are predominately black? No, I don’t think so, to be fair. I just thought I would throw that in their faces as they do to almost everything I believe in and take a stand.

    So why do I hate them? They took it off the air. Monday Nite Football has a song, a theme, many, many fans, and it’s only on 16 weeks out of the year. That’s all there is to it. I don’t know why, and frankly I don’t care why. I just know that they ruined my life.

    I can put up with all the democrat hacks they have on as ‘seriously objective’ talk show hosts on Sunday morning. I cannot live without my Monday Nite football. So, “SCREW YOU, ABC!”

    Shweeh! I finally got that off my chest. Now if only I could figure out why it took me until after 6:30 pm to get on the computer today…

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    NFL Game 3, 2007

    It is now time for tomorrow’s game 3 of this year’s season, and I am here with the match-ups for you. As the games play, I will also provide you with their scores. I will pick who I think will win except for three teams: Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots and the St. Loius Rams. Why? Because I do not like them at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Here is the match-up for the 1 pm EST games:
    Arizona Cardinals vs. *Baltimore Ravens: Final: ARI 23; *BAL 26, San Diego Chargers vs. *Green Bay Packers: Final: SD 24; *GB 31, St. Loius Rams vs. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Final: STL 3; *TB 24, San Francisco 49ers vs. *Pittsburgh Steelers: Final: SF 16; *PIT 37, Detroit Lions vs. *Philadelphia Eagles: Final: DET 21; *PHI 56, Miami Dolphins vs. *NY Jets: Final: MIA 28; *NYJ 31, *Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Final: BUF 7; NE 31, *Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Final: *MIN 10; KC 13 and *Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans: Final: *IND 30; HOU 24.

    In the line-up I just posted, I noticed a few things I’d like to mention before continuing. I really do want Buffalo to crush NE Pats. Arizona is looking pretty good this season, but I chose the Ravens because while the Ravens may have been a young team, they have shown grit. Green Bay over San Diego. I know. How dare I! Every time I’ve rooted against the Pack, they’ve won! I want San Diego to win…or GB. lol. I just wish the Steelers were performing better. I think they may tomorrow. The same with my Eagles. Detroit is a contender. Miami sucks. Look, don’t yell at me! I’m not the coach nor the players. They need to get a move on! That’s as simple as that. That’s about it for this round. Now we are coming up to the five games that are going to play at 4:15 pm EST.

    4:15 pm EST.
    Cincinnati Bengals vs. *Seattle Seahawks: Final: CIN 21; *SEA 24, Cleveland Browns vs. *Oakland Raiders: Final: CLE 24; *OAK 26, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. *Denver Broncos: Final: JAX 23; *DEN 14, NY Giants vs. *Washington Redskins: Final: NYG 24; *WAS 17 and *Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Final: *CAR 27; ATL 20.

    There is another game later tomorrow night at 8:15 pm EST. This team is Dallas Cowboys vs. *Chicago Bears: Final: DAL 34; *CHI 10. Why not? Someone has to root for them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Monday Nite Live at 8:30 pm EST: Tennessee Titans vs. *New Orleans Saints: Final: TEN ; *NO .

    I hope everyone has a wonderful game weekend. Should I keep putting these up as a Linkfest? I think so. Otherwise, how will everyone remember? Even if football is not your ‘thing’, you can still stop by and see if your favorite team won. Hopefully, right? lol. Everyone have a great weekend, and don’t forget me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    How did Denver cheat? Ask the Ref’s

    I was watching this particular game last night, the Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, in overtime. From 52 yards away, the field goal was made by the Raiders. They put the 3 points on the scoreboard, and the game was won. It was over. People started on their way home. But wait!

    What is this? They’re taking the points off the board! What is happening? The Raiders have to try again. Why? What is the penalty? They’re trying to kick it at the same line? THERE IS NO PENALTY? So what happened?

    Ah, Denver called a time-out…when? If it was not recognized before the play, it is never accepted as being a time-out. At least not until now.

    I want an investigation. I want to know how much in debt those refs are, and I also would like to know which ref saw the time-out. Did anyone see it? I certainly did not.

    Of course the Raiders missed the second attempt at a 52 yard field goal, so Denver went on to win the game with their own field goal. Too bad we don’t cheat, eh? Even if we had called for a time-out, it would not have been recognized.

    Maybe some of you who are into football do not care about either the Broncos or the Raiders. That’s fine. What are you going to do when this happens to you and you know for a fact it is a lie? That you got cheated? Don’t expect others to stand up for you if you are not willing to stand for others. That’s all I’ve got to say.

    This will be my post for today’s open trackback. I am too angry-still-to write anything cute or nice. Just don’t send any porn, or you will be banned. How’s that to let you know my mood?! Grrrrr.

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    Prayers for Kevin Everett

    Many times we are serious, silly, non-chalant in our writing; but today I would like to ask a favor of you. Please, go to this site and send Kevin your best wishes and prayers.

    Kevin Everett is one of the Buffalo Bills tight ends. He has suffered a major cervical spine injury in last Sunday’s game, and he was immediately taken to surgery from the field. You may read more about his condition and the reaction of the team here.

    He was visited by his teammates, but he cannot speak as of the writing of that news article. We are asking you to go to the first link and send a message of encouragement, get well, prayers, whatever you feel like saying EXCEPT do not send any crap. I will hold you personally responsible, and so will God. You got that? Good.

    I am going to introduce this as my open trackback instead of tomorrow’s games finals, because you will still be able to find those stats right here. I believe this is more important, because it involves one of our brothers in Christ. Please use the first link above. There is another link that provides you with an update and a little information about his conditition. Thank you, and God bless you. (For you athiest, thank you for your good deed.)

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    NFL Game 2, 2007

    Hello there guys and gals. How are you doing today? Getting ready for the weekend, I hope. The College games will be played on Saturday, but I do not cover them. Carl may be able to help with that. Are you ready for some football? (LOL)

    There are 8 games that will be playing at 1 pm EST. Again, I shall give you the names of the games and my pick, the final scores as they happen, and any other little tidbits. Here we go:

    1 pm EST.
    Houston Texans vs. *Carolina Panthers, Final: HOU 34; *CAR 21. I don’t like Carolina, but I do believe they will beat Houston. (Great game, Houston!) Next we have Cincinnati Bengals vs. *Cleveland Browns, Final: CIN 45; *CLE 51. I think Cincinnati was doing well last year, but that was last year. Cleveland is at home. ‘Nuf said. WOW! *Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, Final: *IND 22; TEN 20. I’ll take it. New Orleans Saints vs. *Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Final: NO 14; *TB 31. The only hope I can give to New Orleans, who I really want to win, is to root against them. Weird, eh? Oh well. lol. *San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams, Final: *SF 17; STL 16. I hate the Rams, and I will never root for them. On the other hand, I like the 49ers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now HERE’s my game! *Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Final: *BUF 3; PIT 26. (Boo-hoo.) Okay, this is not fair! Both of my teams suck, even though I like them both. Geez. Green Bay Packers vs. *NY Giants, Final: GB 35; *NYG 13. This is what happens when both teams suck. Oh well. Finally we have Atlanta Falcons vs. *Jacksonville Jaguars, Final: ATL 7; *JAX 13. Do I believe the Jaguars will win? I do not care. Not until the Atlanta coach comes out and makes a public statement that the creep (Vick) is never permitted to step foot on their grounds again.

    4:15 pm EST.
    There are 6 games being played at 4:15 pm EST. They are Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, Final: *SEA 20; ARI 23 (Good going, Cardinals), Dallas Cowboys vs. *Miami Dolphins, Final: DAL 37; *MIA 20 (this is a tough call for me. Both teams are sucking right now), Minnesota Vikings vs. *Detroit Lions, Final: MIN 17; *DET 20, *Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, Final: *OAK 23 and I don’t care; DEN 20, but actually it is 20, 23. The Raiders won that game. The refs did something I’ve never seen before. They never even called a penalty, but the Raiders had to do another 52 yard field goal. Why are they at the same line if there was a penalty? I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE REFS GAMBLE!!! BTW, we are in OT. A flag was thrown against Denver, but it was picked up. Now they are near the 10 yard line. This is not a fair game. DENVER CHEATS. They are now claiming that while the game in progress, Denver called for a time out. WTH(eck)? Kansas City Chiefs vs. *Chicago Bears, Final: KC 10; *CHI 20 and *NY Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens, Final: *NYJ 13; BAL 20. I know this last one is dangerous, but what can I say? I’m from NY! ๐Ÿ™‚

    There is one game that will be played at 8:15 pm EST. That is ****San Diego Chargers against the cheating, no good New England (I can’t call them Patriots, so I will call them) THIEVES, Final: *SD ; NE . (Right now we are stinking up the field. 0, 24. Gee whiz.)

    Monday Nite Football’s game will be Washington Redskins vs. *Philadelphia Eagles, Final: WAS ; *PHI .

    Don’t worry if you miss a game or two. You can always come here to find out what the scores were. Have a nice weekday!

    Again, I will be using this for my open trackback so that all those that are interested in the NFL will know where they can find the information about the games. Well, at least the final scores. Everyone have a nice weekend!

    Update: As many of you know, Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills was injured very seriously in the last game. If you would like to be a good sport or just a good person, please take a moment to show your support and send some good wishes. With all of my heart, thank you.

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    NFL: SEASON’S OPENING GAME!

    New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts will play tonight in the opening of the professional football season! (Final: NO 10; IND 41.) The game will start at 8:30 pm EST. Who wants to win more? I know the Saints would love a win, and I’d like them to have it, but I have to go with the Colts. They’re looking pretty good, and it’s no time to be picking favorites for the heck of it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The next games will be played on Sunday at separate times. Some will play at 1 pm EST, three will at 4:15 pm EST and yet one will play at 8:15 pm EST. There will also be two games on Monday, but there is no more Monday Nite Live. Grrrr. I will just give you the teams, my picks, and the final scores. Have a great football weekend!

    Here are the Sunday listings, starting with the 1 pm EST: Denver Broncos vs. *Buffalo Bills: Final: DEN 15; BUF 14 (you still suck, Denver!), Tennessee Titans vs. *Jacksonville Jaguars: Final: TEN 13; JAC 10, Miami Dolphins vs. *Washington Redskins: Final: MIA 13; WAS 16, *Carolina Panthers vs. St. Louis Rams: Final: CAR 27; STL 13, New England Patriots vs. *NY Jets: Final NE 38; NYJ 14, Atlanta Falcons vs. *Minnesota Vikings: Final: ATL 3; MIN 24, *Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns: Final: PIT 34; CLE 7, *Philadephia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers: Final: PHI 13; GB 16 OT and Kansas City Chiefs vs. *Houston Texans: Final: KC 3; HOU 20.

    Here are the three teams playing at the 4:15 pm EST time. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. *Seattle Seahawks: Final: TB 6; SEA 20 (good game), Chicago Bears vs. *San Diego Chargers: Final: CHI 3; SD 14, and Detroit Lions vs. *Oakland Raiders: Final: DET 36; OAK 21.

    This is the game that plays at 8:15 pm EST, NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: Final: NYG 35; DAL 45.

    Oh no! I just remembered that Reggie Bush is with the Saints. It is almost half-time, and the teams are tied at 10 points each. Under these conditions, I am giving myself permission to change my mind. I want the Saints to win. HEY! I’m a woman. Deal with it. After all, I had to deal with my computer freezing up on me again…uh oh. I think I’ll stick with my first instincts from now on. grrrrrrrrrr.

    Here are the two teams that will play on Monday starting at 7 pm EST and 10:15 pm EST respectively. *Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals: Final: BAL ; CIN , and Arizona Cardinals vs. San Franscico 49ers: Final: ARI ; SF .

    PS. Sorry, Debbie. I’ve been so busy that this is the only thing I have time to post. I promise not tell anyone, though. lol.

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    Well. It seems like my instincts won again. Boo. I only time to write one post today, because I’ve been busy trying to get all of my other posts over to my new site. So this is it. I hope you don’t mind. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    NFL Pre-season week #4

    Now that I seem to be getting back into the grove of reporting these games, I shall just give the names of the teams, my pick, and the final scores. (Hey, leave me alone. I’ll get to last week’s scores as soon as I finish here. lol)

    Thursday, August 30, 2007.
    New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles. I want the Phillies to win, but the Jets are winning right now. Come on, Eagles! Final: NYJ 13; PHI 11. Darn.
    New York Giants vs. New England Patriots. I want the NYG to win. Final: NYG 20; NE 27.
    Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans. Gosh, Tenn. is really whomping my Packers, but I’ll give them this one last one chance… GB 14; TEN 30. Okay. Time to face facts. Boohoo.
    Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings. Hmm. I don’t know. I have something against both of them, but I’ll go with…Dallas. No, wait! The Vikings. No, make that the Cowboys. See? Final: DAL 14; MIN 23.
    Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Final: HOU 24; TB 31.

    I can’t keep up with the scores, so I can’t honestly pick a team. I already know too much about them, and I’m still losing! Arghh!

    Pittsburgh Steelers* vs. Carolina Panthers. Final: PIT 19; CAR 3.
    Arizona Cardinals* vs. Denver Broncos. Final: ARI 3; DEN 21.
    San Francisco 49er’s vs. San Diego Chargers*. SF 13; SD 16.
    Oakland Raiders* vs. Seattle Seahawks. OAK 14; SEA 19.

    Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions. (It’s already final. Otherwise I would have gone for Buffalo.) Final: BUF 16; DET 13.
    Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars. Final: WAS 14; JAC 31.
    Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints. Final: MIA 0; NO 7.
    Kansas City Chiefs vs St. Louis Rams. Final: KC 3; STL 10.
    Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears. Final: CLE 19; CHI 9.

    There are two games tomorrow:
    Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons. Final: BAL 10; ATL 13.
    Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals. Final: IND 6; CIN 14.

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    20 Aug 07
    By Gunnery Sgt. Eric Johnson
    2nd Marine Division
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    HADITHAH, Iraq – The morning of July 4th started out like any other day inside the Hadithah Police Station. The Iraqi Police conducted morning police call, uniforms were set straight, and reports were prepared. The Marines of the Hadithah Police Transition Team (PiTT) gave guidance to their Iraqi counter-parts, making corrections wherever necessary. As the heat began filling the building, the anticipation for the dayโ€™s events grew.

    Within the buildingโ€™s multi-purpose room, the morning formation lined up. However, the formation wasnโ€™t made up of Iraqi police officers standing at attention, ready for drill practice. In fact, no one was standing at attention. July 4th was the first Youth Soccer Day held at the Hadithah Police Station.

    Over 200 local children gathered at the police station for a chance to play soccer with their police officers. The police and children were equally excited for the dayโ€™s festivities. The first hour was spent posing for pictures. After the initial photo op and introductions, soccer balls were passed out. Through donations from friends and family back in the United States and from some Iraqi Police Officers, over 100 soccer balls were given to the kids. Along with the soccer balls, hundreds of toys, stuffed animals, and backpacks were also donated.

    Lieutenant Col. Mazher Hasan Khazal, the Hadithah Police Chief said, โ€œtoday is a great day, not only for the Iraqi Police, but for all of Hadithah. We will never forget what our Marine brothers have done to make this possible.โ€ The current Iraqi Police Station is actually a hardened building, which once served as the cityโ€™s Youth Center. The Marines and Iraqi Police took over the building in October 2006. For the past several years, there hasnโ€™t been a need for a youth center, most of the cityโ€™s children would rarely go outside.

    The need for some type of outlet for the kids during their summer school break, a time when terrorists recruit young children, prompted the PiTT Marines to come up with a youth-oriented soccer program. Members of the PiTT team were sitting around talking about their families one night with the Iraqi leadership. They tried to explain the Boy and Girl Scouts of America to the police chief, and he asked if they could help set something like that up in Hadithah. Thatโ€™s when the PiTT came up with the idea for a soccer camp. The police chief loved the idea

    Friendliness from the locals toward Marine and Iraqi Forces over the last few years has been minimal. Anyone approaching a Marine or Iraqi patrol was looked at as a possible insurgent, and not allowed to get too close. The city has seen a shift in the security and the attitude of the local people. The success of the Youth Soccer Day provided the rebirth this city has seen. Marines and police alike were covered with hugging hands and grabbing fingers.

    โ€œI thought that at one point the kids were just going to mob me over,โ€ said Cpl. Joseph Dayner, PiTT communications advisor. โ€œI just kept pushing through the crowd passing out toys.โ€

    The Youth Soccer Day was a testament to the successful counter-insurgency campaign 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines is conducting in the Hadithah Triad. The Iraqi Police have played a large role in the cityโ€™s stability. The force is a lot larger, more professional, and the people of Hadithah readily accept them. It is a sign of hope that the situation here has turned the right corner.

    Photo – Gunnery Sgt. Eric Johnson, operations chief of the Hadithah PiTT plays soccer with local Iraqi children in front of the Iraqi Police Station. Photo by: Cpl. Stephen M. Kwietniak.

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    NFL Pre-season week #3

    Holy cow, this one snuck up on me. Green Bay is beginning to play, and I am busy doing something else. They’re playing Jacksonville, and I’ll stay with my Packers. (Jaguars v Packers) I’ll be back to fill in the rest. Thanks.

    Oh well. I should have known better than to stick by my Packers. Everytime I do, I jinx them. Also, I don’t know if the Jaguars have a fine defense or if the Packers are just back to their same old routine of turning over the ball. Anyway, the final score was Jacksonville Jaguars 21; Green Bay Packers 13.

    New Orleans Saints are kicking Kansas City Chiefs butt! I can’t choose one in this game, because it is the 4th quarter with 1:18 to go. It wouldn’t be fair. lol. I can conclude, with the score being New Orlean Saints 30; Kansas City Chiefs 7, that the Saints have it in the bag. It is now a done deal, and the score stands. On to Friday’s games.

    I’m just going to give the name of the team and the time of the game. My mouse died, and this one really awkward. Thank you for your patience.

    Friday:
    Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills @ 7pm EST. I pick the Bills. TEN 28; BUF 17.
    New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers @ 8pm EST. I don’t like either team, so I’ll go with the Panthers. NE 24; CAR 7.
    St. Louis Rams vs Oakland Raiders @ 10pm EST. Oh, it’s on! Raiders are going to destroy you! STL 10; OAK 20! Eat dirt, Rams.

    Saturday:
    Detroit Lions vs Indianapolis Colts @ 7pm EST. I have no idea, but I like both teams. DET 10; IND 37.
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Miami Dolphins @ 7:30pm EST. Oh LORD. If I root for the young Dolphins, they’ll lose. If I root for the Bucs, the Dolphins will win. Decisions, decisions. lol. Dolphins. TB 31; MIA 28.
    Baltimore Ravens vs Washington Redskins @ 8pm EST. I have to go to sleep now, because my body says so…Redskins. BAL 7; WAS 13.

    I’m baaaack! lol
    San Francisco ’49ers vs Chicago Bears @ 8pm. Oh, this is tough. Should I? Okay. I’m going with the Bears. SF 28; CHI 31.
    NY Jets vs NY Giants @ 8pm. I’m going to stick with the Giants, although I won’t be disappointed if the Jets win. NYJ 20; NYG 12.
    Dallas Cowboys vs Houston Texans @ 8pm. Hmm. Texans? DAL 16; HOU 28.
    Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks @ 9pm. The Vikings are pretty good, but I’m going with the Seahawks. MIN 13; SEA 30.
    Cleveland Browns vs Denver Broncos @ 9pm. Denver, but I’d prefer Cleveland. CLE 17; DEN 16.
    San Diego Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals @ 10pm. San Diego, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ SD 33; ARI 31.

    Sunday:
    Philadephia Eagles vs Pittsburgh Steelers @ 8pm. EAGLES. PHI 13; PIT 27.

    Monday:
    Cincinnati Bengals vs Atlanta Falcons @ 8pm. No comment. CIN 19; ATL 24.

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    NFL Pre-season week #2

    Today I’m just going to give the teams, my picks, and a little bit of silliness. Hey, it’s Friday! Give me a break, I can use it. lol. This is a new site that I found, so please bear with me. It looks like there was a game played last night between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansis City Chiefs. Miami walks away with the win, 11-10 at Kansis City. Nice job. Too bad you can’t do that when I’m for ya! lol. Maybe they’re getting better? Hmm.

    Let’s see what the line up is. We have four games playing today, Friday. Starting with Atlanta Falcons vs Buffalo Bills, 7pm EST, I’m pulling for Buffalo. The final score is Atl 13-Buf 10. I told you, when we were at half time, you needed to score again. See how they snuck up on you? It was yours to lose, and you did. Argghhh! This next game is going to be a bit tricky, because McNabb (Philadelphia’s QB) is going to play his first game since he was injured. The game will be between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles, 7pm EST, at Philadelphia. I have to hang with my Eagles. Well thank God for small miracles. Philly pulls it off with a score of Car 10-Phi 27. Good job.

    Minnesota Vikings vs NY Jets, 8pm EST, is the game I’ll be watching at 5pm PCT. Okay, this game is over now, and the score is Min 34-NY Jets 20. It was good game, sort of. Someone needs to tell the QB that it doesn’t look good to go out with a sack! Geesh. The last game playing today is the Tennessee Titans vs NE Patriots, 8pm EST. I hope Tennessee wins. This way, we’ll at least hear something from Tennessee if not Fred. lol. I don’t believe it! Some good news coming out of Tennessee! We have a win. The final score was Ten 27-NE 24! That was close, but close doesn’t count. Hahaha NE.

    Now for Saturday’s playing schedule. (No, there will be no spreads on my site. Sorry. lol) The first game is the Houston Texans vs Arizona Cardinals, 4pm EST. I’m not sure about this one, but I’ll try the Cardinals. Well, that’ll teach me to root for the illegal alien state! That’s right, the Texans womped ’em with a 33-20 score. Then we have a doosy! The Detroit Lions vs Cleveland Browns, 7pm EST, is going to be either a very good game or it will suck. I’m going with Detroit. Chalk up another win, DT 23-CL 20. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play Jacksonville Jaguars, 7:30pm EST. Good Lord. They’re both from Florida! How do I pick? Like this: Eni, meni, minee, moe. lol. No, I’m not going to tell you! I will stick with the Jags, though, even though Tampa Bay is a very good come back team. Jacksonville does it again, with a score of Jag 31-TB 19. The New Orleans Saints vs Cincinnati Bengals, 7:30 EST, are on equal ground. They’ve both lost their first game(s). I’ll take New Orleans. Good game, and I come out a winner again with a score of NO 27-CIN 19. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, the pain of it all! The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the Washington Redskins at 8pm EST. Who to pick, who to pick? Maybe if I pick Pittsburgh, Washington will play better? Okay, let’s try that. Final score: Pit 12-Was 10. Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers at 8pm EST is a bad match-up. Neither one of them plays very well. How do I know? I keep picking them (GB), and they keep losing! Oh, who? Hmm. Okay, I’ll go with…the Seahawks. (They’ve both won their first game.) Final score: Sea 13-GB 48. See? What did I tell ya!

    San Diego Chargers are going to stomp St. Louis Rams at 8pm EST. Can you tell I can’t stand that team? I can’t. No one treats my Raiders the way these idiots did and expect me to forget. I am a very forgiving person, but not when it comes to this. Besides, they never asked for forgiveness. That is something you just don’t go around giving it away unless it is asked for! Grrrrr. Yes, it’s a personal problem. I totally understand this. Now I have a question for you. Who’s blog are you reading? Hmm? lol. And the torture carries the day with a winning score of SD 30-STL 13. HAHAHAHA.

    Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys will play at 8pm EST. I don’t like the Broncos for reasons I don’t feel like going into, so I will take the Cowboys. Final score: Den 20-Dal 31. My team is playing at 10pm EST, the Oakland Raiders vs San Franscico 49ers. I like the 49ers, but they’re going down! Final score: Oak 21-SF 26. Grrrr.

    Now let’s look at Sunday’s games. We’ll start with my NY Giants vs those ragedy Baltimore Ravens at 8pm EST. (lol) Well, there’s only one game on Sunday? Oh well. Final score: NYG 13-Bal 12. Let’s look at Monday. This is a tough choice for me. The Chicago Bears will play the Indianapolis Colts at 8pm EST. I love the Bears, but Indianapolis has been playing pretty good. Oh dear, decisions, decisions. So far, Chicago has won and the Colts have lost their first games. I’ll go with the Bears. Final score: Chi 27-Ind 24. Great game.

    And that’s all she wrote. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker: Your Evacuation Plan.
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    NFL Pre-season week #1

    Oh wow. I’ve been sleeping on the job, man. I didn’t even know there were games Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and tomorrow! Holy cow. Well, let’s get busy with the scores, shall we?

    I saw the game on Saturday between the Oakland Raiders and the Arizona Cardinals. The Raiders played at home, and they won 23-27. They other games I did not see, for obvious reasons, so I will just give you the scores.

    Thursday: Detroit Lions (home) beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-27. Looks like it was a close game, but we cannot tell. How many fumbles? How many take-aways? How many missed opportunities such as a dropped pass, a missed tackle, etc? (Oh yeah, don’t forget about those BAD CALLS by the referee on the field. Let us hope no one is gambling against us this year.) That’s why I can’t really say.

    Friday: New York Jets (home) beat Atlanta Falcons 16-31. (If I say a team won, that means they got the higher score, just in case you’re wondering. lol) Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat New England Patriots (cough, hack, cough) 10-13. Good showing, TB. St. Louis Rams beats Minnesota Vikings (home) 13-10.

    This next one is a big one, for me anyway. Buffalo Bills beat New Orleans Saints (home) 13-10. It is big, because my team seems to have been on a losing streak in recent years. Let’s hope this is an indicator of things to come. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now for Saturday. Jacksonville Jaguars lose to Miami Dolphins by a very narrow margin, 17-18. Kansas City Chiefs lose Cleveland Browns 12-16. (???!) Personal joke, okay? lol. I don’t know what to say here. I like both teams, but you have to admit that the Green Bay Packers have not been up to snuff lately. Anyway, they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (home) 13-9. Carolina Panthers (suck) beat the New York Giants (home) by 3, 24-21. They keep this up and we’ll have a war there. Come on, Giants!

    Chicago Bears beat Houston Texans (home) (? What’s the matter? Afraid of the name Oilers? lol) by a slim margin of 20-19. We’ll take it. Washington Redskins beat back the Tennessee Titans (home) by a meager 14-6. Then they have listed the Oakland game which I already reported to you.

    Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Baltimore Ravens. See listings in your local paper for time.

    This Monday will also be an open trackback, but I must warn you. After 6pm, I am watching the game so I may not get to add your trackback to the front page until after the game. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Remember please, if I trackback to you, please return the favor. I will be more grateful in returning the postback. It is open, so you may use anything except porn to tb with. Here we go:

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  • Dumb Ox Daily News: Gwyneth Paltrow: Zombie Mommy?
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    The Troops Remember Coach Skip Prosser. 10:39 minutes.
    In The Fight. 26:30 minutes. This one is from DVIDSHub. I highly recommend it.
    Apache Guntape Footage – 4 KIA. 3:15 minutes.
    Captain Brennan Goltry – Someone You Should Know. 2:17 minutes. Wow. You should really watch this one.

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    FOOTBALL IS ON!

    Sorry y’all. I’m busy. Oakland Raiders in the 3rd quarter just took the ball all the way from the Arizona Cardinals for a touchdown. They just stood there, they thought the whistle blew. YOU AIN’T GETTIN’ PAID TO THINK! HAHAHA! Yeehaw! I’ll be back when the game is over. See ya!

    Update: Dagblastit! They took forever with the ‘instant’ replay, and they gave it back to Arizona. That’s alright. The score is Cardinals-17, and the Raiders-21. This happened at 8:47 in the 3rd quarter. Darn. That’s alright. We’ll still get ya, Arizona. Watch your back…lol

    Update 2: Raiders won! The final score was Arizona Cardinals 23; Oakland Raiders 27. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Olympics 2006

    I don’t care what anyone says, I LOVE those ice skaters! They are so handsome and beautiful. They put a lot of hard work into their skating, and it shows. They make it look so easy,but I guarantee–it is not! Gotta go, someone’s on the rink. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    FOOTBALL!!!

    Today is the first Sunday of American Football, and I am so excited! It seems like I have waited forever! Speaking of football, I would like to extend my sincere pride for the Iraqi Football Team. You not only made it to the Olympics, you did very well. You are now 4th in the world! That is nothing to shake a stick at (that means=very good job!) Well, I have to go watch the game now. I’ll write later! Peace be with you.

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    ITโ€™S GAME TIME!

    It’s game time! Yippie! I can’t believe it has finally arrived! Well, let’s not keep us waiting. The first game is on Thursay, so don’t miss it! As usual, you can get all the results at the NFL official website.

    Thursday, September 9, 2004.

    *IND: 24 vs. NE: 27.

    Sunday, September 12, 2004 1 pm EST

    *OAK 21 vs. ARI: 10; TB 10 vs. JAC 13; DET 20 vs. *BAL 3; PIT 24 vs. STL 17; *WAS 16 vs. BUF 10; *CHI 16 vs. CLE 20; SD 27 vs. TEN 17; *SEA vs. 21; CIN 24; HOU 20 vs. *MIA 7; NO 7 vs. *NYJ 31.

    4:15 pm EST

    DAL 17 vs. NYG 17; ATL 21 vs. KC 24; *MIN 35 vs. *PHI 31; *SF 19 vs. *DEN 34.

    Monday, September 13, 2004

    *GB 24 vs. CAR 27.

    Originally posted at (the only site I could find is) Rosemary’s Thoughts WP.

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    Pre-season game: week 4

    This is the final pre-season game before opening season! I learned that each team has a radio version of their game that you can purchase for $9.99 per month. I wonder; do I get a refund if most of the games I listen to are playing each other?! That would by like double play, double pay! Well, here is the line-up for this week. They will only be playing Thursday and Friday. You can always get more information at the NFL scoreboard.

    Thursday, September 2, 2004.

    CAR 16
    *PIT 13

    *JAC 31
    NE 0

    BAL 27
    *NYG 17

    *BUF 17
    DET 20

    *TB 17
    HOU 9

    *KC 20
    BAL 24

    MIN 21
    *SEA 23

    *ARI 33
    DEN 21

    STL 24
    *OAK 28

    *SD 31
    SF 16

    Friday, September 3, 2004
    *PHI 27
    NYJ 28

    ATL 0
    *WAS 27

    *IND 13
    CIN 16

    MIA 20
    *NO 19

    *GB 7
    *TEN 27

    *CHI 10
    CLE 24

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    Pre-Season Game, Week 3

    I missed Thursday and Friday, again! I can’t believe it! Here are the scores and upcoming games. You can follow them on the NFL scoreboard for week 3.

    Thursday August 26, 2004.
    PIT 27
    *PHI 21

    Friday
    *SF 10
    MIN 23

    *WAS 3
    STL 28

    *NYG 40
    NYJ 17

    *GB 7
    JAC 9

    NO 17
    *CHI 13

    *HOU 17
    DEN 31

    *SEA 26
    SD 20

    Saturday
    *MIA 10
    TB 17

    CIN 10
    *ATL 37

    *OAK 17
    ARI 16

    NE 17
    CAR 20

    CLE 21
    *KC 19

    *DET 6
    BAL 17

    *BUF 17
    IND 30

    Monday
    TEN 17
    *DAL 20

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    I wrote an article on Tuesday, but in the process of writing and deleting another article, my Olympics watch got deleted: (By now, I’m sure you know that Paraguay won 3-1. That is good for them, and it can be good for us, too. We cannot give up now. We have come too far. Nabil will have the in depth story for you. I wish to affirm that Iraq still has an opportunity to win a medal this year. On Friday, I believe they will play Italy. I am torn, because I love Italy and all they have contributed to the war on terror, but Iraq needs our prayers.

    As Christians, we must first look inside. Is there anger, strife, jealousy, gossip, hatred, and/or other sins? We must have a clean heart when we pray. (Yes, I know that God hears us where ever we are and whatever we have done. That is not this situation. We are not crying out for ourselves! Get it together! Will somebody please pick up a Bible and READ it! There are different instructions for different times. Have you heard of Ecclesiastes? Well, enough lecturing, for now:) I just want our prayers to be heard, that Iraq would do well on Friday.

    If Iraq does win a medal, it will be the first time in 44 years (I heard.) It may give Iraqis a sense of dignity and pride in the knowledge that they did this, them, with no help from any outsiders. Yes, we made it possible so they will no longer be tortured, but they are the ones doing the sport! Imagine that! Do you remember when we had the Super Bowl after September 11, 2001? I believe almost everyone was watching that game! It is a great escape, and a fine way to relax. God knows we needed that, and God knows that these people deserve at least that much, also.

    As far as the coach, he has got to go. I read his comments on the Olympic comment line as I was keeping track of the game. I don’t know if he truly wants to win! I must take into account that he does come from a different culture, and it is very possible that his feelings are accurate, as far as he sees things. But if you cannot separate your feelings from the sport, you need to step aside. Let the team play to win!!! Olay, olay, olay!!! Go Iraq!

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    Iraq Defeats Australia!

    Iraq defeated Australia 1-0! What a wonderful day!

    My dear Australia,

    I am very grateful for all of your sacrifices and commitment to the war against the terrorists that plague this world. For that, I am eternally grateful. This is the first time in Iraq’s young freedom life that they have had an opportunity to compete without the fear of torture upon returning home. I am very proud of them. You gave them a run for their money, so it isn’t as if you shouldn’t be proud of yourselves, also. It was a very good game.

    My dear Iraqi’s,

    I am very happy for and proud of you! You have done marvelously! About the remarks made by a couple of players, so what? We have people here that don’t like President George Bush. The point is what? Besides that, freedom is a new concept to many of the young people who have never been free. I do not expect you to just know what to do, how to do it, how to feel about it, and/or what is appropriate or not.

    Also, I do not believe this is attitude is the same of most Iraqi’s. I have read too many blogs, and I have heard too many soldiers tell of their experiences in Iraq. They say that Iraqi people are generous, kind, warm, gentle, human beings who have lived in hell. You don’t just stop being afraid because someone says it’s okay now. I pray that your future comes soon, when there is true peace and trust. If you want it, you must demand it. Not of others, but of yourselves. That is how we began in America. We wanted freedom from taxation and England’s boot on our neck more than they wanted to keep us as colonies. Today, they are a great partner!

    Back to the game! WOW!!!! Now that I have everything said and out of the way, WOW!!!! Iraq is now one of the 4 best players in the WORLD! To read about the game itself, I recommend Nabil’s site. He has kept me up to date on the games, and he has a very good site. Please check it out.

    OLAY! OLAY! OLAY!

    Well everyone, have a great day, and may God’s peace be with you always.

    Originally posted at My Newz ‘n Ideas.

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    Iraq defeated Australia 1-0! What a wonderful day!

    My dear Australia,
    I am very grateful for all of your sacrifices and commitment to the war against the terrorists that plague this world. For that, I am eternally grateful. This is the first time in Iraq’s young freedom life that they have had an opportunity to compete without the fear of torture upon returning home. I am very proud of them. You gave them a run for their money, so it isn’t as if you shouldn’t be proud of yourselves, also. It was a very good game.

    My dear Iraqi’s,
    I am very happy for and proud of you! You have done marvelously! About the remarks made by a couple of players, so what? We have people here that don’t like President George Bush. The point is what? Besides that, freedom is a new concept to many of the young people who have never been free. I do not expect you to just know what to do, how to do it, how to feel about it, and/or what is appropriate or not.

    Also, I do not believe this is attitude is the same of most Iraqi’s. I have read too many blogs, and I have heard too many soldiers tell of their experiences in Iraq. They say that Iraqi people are generous, kind, warm, gentle, human beings who have lived in hell. You don’t just stop being afraid because someone says it’s okay now. I pray that your future comes soon, when there is true peace and trust. If you want it, you must demand it. Not of others, but of yourselves. That is how we began in America. We wanted freedom from taxation and England’s boot on our neck more than they wanted to keep us as colonies. Today, they are a great partner!

    Back to the game! WOW!!!! Now that I have everything said and out of the way, WOW!!!! Iraq is now one of the 4 best players in the WORLD! To read about the game itself, I recommend Nabil’s site. He has kept me up to date on the games, and he has a very good site. Please check it out.

    OLAY! OLAY! OLAY!

    Well everyone, have a great day, and may God’s peace be with you always.

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    Pre-Season Game, Week 2

    I missed the games on Thursday and Friday, but I have the results for you. I also have the line up for tonight, Saturday, August 21, 2004.

    So far, I have a 7-4 correct score. Way to go Dagney!

    Week 2 Pre-Season Sat., Aug. 21, 2004

    4:30 pm (The W, L, and T stand for Win, Loss, and Tie)
    *Detroit (1-0-0) ____10=7-0-3-0
    Cleveland (0-1-0) ____17=7-7-0-3

    7 pm
    Tennessee (1-0-0) ____16=0-10-0-6
    *Buffalo (1-0-0) ____15=3-9-0-3

    *New York Jets (0-1-0) ____31=0-14-3-14
    Indianapolis (1-0-0) ____7=0-7-0-0

    7:30 pm
    Houston (1-0-0) ____3=0-3-0-0
    *Pittsburgh (1-0-0) ____38=14-10-7-7

    New England (1-0-0) ____3=0-3-0-0
    *Cincinnati (0-1-0) ____38=14-14-3-0

    *Washington (1-1-0) ____17=7-7-3-0
    Miami (1-0-0) ____0=0-0-0-0

    8 pm
    New Orleans (1-0-0) ____14=0-0-7-7
    *Green Bay (0-1-0) ____19=3-7-3-6

    8:30 pm
    San Francisco (0-1-0) ____13=3-7-0-3
    *Chicago (1-0-0) ____20=3-7-7-3

    9 pm
    Dallas (0-1-0) ____21=3-6-6-6
    *Oakland (1-0-0) ____20=3-7-7-3

    *San Diego (0-1-0) ____38=10-9-5-14
    Arizona (0-1-0) ____13=3-3-0-7

    Denver (0-2-0) ____19=0-6-3-10
    *Seattle (1-0-0) ____3=0-3-0-0

    Monday 8 pm
    St. Louis (0-1-0) ____0-0-7-0=7
    *Kansas City (0-1-0) ____7-17-0-0=24

    Earlier games that I missed.

    Thursday Aug. 19, 2004
    *New York Giants (1-1-0)____3-3-7-7=20
    Carolina (2-0-0)____10-7-0-10=27

    *Tampa Bay (1-1-0)____0-0-3-3=6
    Jacksonville (1-1-0)____0-7-7-0=14

    Minnesota (1-1-0)____14-3-7-0=20
    *Atlanta (1-1-0)____0-13-7-7=27

    Baltimore (1-1-0)____0-10-0-7=17
    *Philadelphia (1-1-0)____10-7-3-6=26

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    Scores from Pre-season Week 1

    These are the results from the preseason game 1. The teams I gave before, I mistakenly gave the first week of open season, so my picks are no good until then. I might even change my mind after watching some of them play! Sorry for the error.

    Thursday, August 12, 2004.

    Chicago______3__0__0__7__=10 + 3 (OT)= 13
    St. Louis______3__7__0__0__=10

    Atlanta________0_0__0__0__=0
    Baltimore______0_14_10__0__=24

    Friday, August 13, 2004

    Philadelphia____0__3__3__0__=6
    New England____7__3__7__7__=24

    New York Jets___3__3__7__0__=13
    New Orleans____7__3__7__6__=23

    Kansas City____14__10__0__0__=24
    New York Giants_0__17__0_17__=34

    Saturday, August 14, 2004

    Pittsburg______0__7__7__7__=21
    Detroit________7__3__7_10__=27

    Jacksonville____0__0__5__0__=5
    Miami________3__6__0__7__=16

    Dallas________0__0__0__0__=0
    Houston_______3_10__3__2__=18

    Cleveland______0__3__0__0__=3
    Tennessee______7_17__7__0__=24

    Carolina______3__0_14__3__=20+3=23 (OT)
    Washington___0__3__7_10__=20

    Arizona______3__0__3__0__=6
    Minnesota____0_13__7__3__=23

    Oakland_______3_10__7_13_=33
    San Francisco___3__3__7_17_=30

    Indianopolis_0__7__7__7__=21
    San Diego___7__0__0_10__=17

    Sunday, August 15, 2004.

    Denver_______0__6__0__0__=6
    Buffalo_______3__7__0__6__=16

    Monday, August 16, 2004.

    Cincinnati____3__3__0__0__=6
    Tampa Bay____3_10__0__7__=20

    Seattle________7__7__0__7__=21
    Green Bay_____3__0__0__0__=3

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    Iraq Crushes Costa Rica in Football!

    August 15, 2004, Iraq beats Costa Rica 2-0! Nabil has the news and stats for this game. Congratulations! Not only did you win, but it was a shut out! Costa Rica considers football to be a very serious sport, so I know you did well. I knew we could. Everyone, continue to pray for their safety and ability to play. Now, God willing, we will win this last one on Wednesday, August 18. God bless you, Iraqi football team and Iraqi citizens (except the terrorists.)

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    Hall of Fame Results

    The NFL has the play by play for those who are interested. They also have stats, etc.

    Denver………………3 6 0 8 Total=17
    Washington………3 0 7 10 Total=20

    Washington won! That is one for one! Just wait, I’m sure I will mess up pretty righteously during the season! Congratulations Redskins!

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    Iraq Wins against Portugal!

    Nabil has provided the play by play game of football between Iraq v. Portugal in the 2004 Olympics. Iraq won 4-2 in an amazing upset Friday.

    Ays also has an article about the victory of the Iraqis in today’s game. Yes, the team played FOR their country because they CHOSE to this time. This is a good and noble cause. They no longer have to play in fear for their lives.

    I wonder how many times we will say this before it becomes a faded memory? Sadly, I don’t believe many people ever really understood the genocide that took place in Iraq. That is our shame for allowing this to happen. Also, the Iraqis are fighting for freedom from thugs and respect in public opinion. The thug report may be sinister, but the public opinion is very good as to what Iraq can achieve when they are allowed the freedom to dream.

    I pray they win the Gold! Godspeed. Olay, olay, olay!

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    Week one-preseason

    All times are US/Eastern
    Check your listings to find which games are playing on which channel!
    WEEK 1

    Thursday, Sep. 9
    Indianapolis at New England, 9:00 pm My pick is Indi.

    Sunday, Sep. 12
    1:00 pm
    Arizona at St. Louis……My picks: Az
    Baltimore at Cleveland…………….. Balt (?)
    Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets…………….. NYJ
    Detroit at Chicago…………………….Det (?)
    Jacksonville at Buffalo…………….. B (please!!!)
    Oakland at Pittsburgh…………….. Oak
    San Diego at Houston……………… H
    Seattle at New Orleans…………….. Sea
    Tampa Bay at Washington………. Wash
    Tennessee at Miami………………… Tn

    4:15 pm
    Atlanta at San Francisco………….. SF
    Dallas at Minnesota………………… Mn
    N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia……… Phili

    8:30 pm
    Kansas City at Denver……………… KC

    Monday, Sep. 13
    Green Bay at Carolina, 9:00 pm…GB

    For more information on stats and players, please go to NFL.com.

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    The Hall of Fame Football Game

    Today I am going to try to give as much information (and opinion!) as possible. I am getting my data from the NFL website. This way, you are free to call it the way you like!

    On August 9, 2004, Denver Broncos will be playing the Washington Redskins at 8 pm for the Hall of Fame game. I believe that to be EST. I am a Redskins fan, but they seem to disappoint me every time I pick them to win. The Broncos have not been playing the same since Elway retired. I guess I will have to go with my Redskins.

    The NFL is going to play 54 games in 25 days. Darn, I refuse to get cable! I do not find it necessary to allow people to rip me off! FREE TV! Nice campaign slogan, huh? NOT! Let the market decide. Everyone, stop paying your cable bill so I can get ESPN! Hey, if they start losing money, they will open up the market! Okay, okay, pay the stupid bill. I don’t want to encourage theft!

    Well, good luck to all of us football fans. May the best team win!

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    Hall of Fame Football Game

    Today I am going to try to give as much information (and opinion!) as possible. I am getting my data from the NFL website. This way, you are free to call it the way you like!

    On August 9, 2004, Denver Broncos will be playing the Washington Redskins at 8 pm for the Hall of Fame game. I believe that to be EST. I am a Redskins fan, but they seem to disappoint me every time I pick them to win. The Broncos have not been playing the same since Elway retired. I guess I will have to go with my Redskins.

    The NFL is going to play 54 games in 25 days. Darn, I refuse to get cable! I do not find it necessary to allow people to rip me off! FREE TV! Nice campaign slogan, huh? NOT! Let the market decide. Everyone, stop paying your cable bill so I can get ESPN! Hey, if they start losing money, they will open up the market! Okay, okay, pay the stupid bill. I don’t want to encourage theft!

    Well, good luck to all of us football fans. May the best team win!

    Originally posted at My Newz ‘n Ideas.

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    Sports versus Politics

    It appears that most of the comments I have received are for sports (which I love,) but no one seems interested, so far, in my political writings. That is fine. I am not complaining, just making an observation. I will, however, continue to cover politics.

    Well, American Football season has started, and the guys are at their perspective training camps. New coaches, old coaches, rookies, vets, and let us not forget the ever diligent reporters! I am so excited. They will play 4 training games before the official season starts. I hope they allow people-who don’t bother paying rip off cable fees-to see the games on regular TV. I want Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles (I know, fat chance!), or Green Bay Packers to win this year’s Super Bowl. Hey, I can dream, can’t I?!

    I will have the results for every game in a format that I haven’t actually figured out how to do, yet, but have no fear! When it comes to football, there is always a way! Keep tuning in!

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    Sweet revenge turns sour

    Today, July 26, the Iraqi football team walked away proud, as they won 2-1. I would continue the story, but today is Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004! While Iraq did win against Saudi Arabia, it gives me pain to let you know we lost to China on Friday, July 30. The pain doesn’t come from to whom we lost, but that we lost at all. I wanted so much for the Iraqis to have a win under their belt.

    That brings me to the next subject: the Olympics! In just 11 days from now (on the 12th,) Iraq will be playing against Portugal at Pompeloponisiaka Stadium in Patra. Then Iraq will go to Athens to play at the Olympic Stadium on August 15 against Costa Rica at Karaiskaki Stadium. Finally, they will play Morocco on August 18 at Pampeloponisiaka Stadium in Patra. Let us keep praying for them to have a victory! Go Iraq, go! Olay!

    I would like to give credit to Souran, who gave this information to Nabil on his blogs comments. Thank you both. Many blessings for your families and yourselves.

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    In an exciting battle for a spot at the Asian Championship quarterlies (8 out of 16 teams, 4 games,) the Iraqi team won a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan. Both teams played well. Iraq scored first, with Turkmenistan scoring soon afterward. Then Hawar Mulla Mohammed, of Iraq, kicked the ball to Ahmed Monajjed, but the ball hit the post and came back to Razan Farhan, of Iraq also, who, with stunning determination, using his head to punt the ball, he scored the second goal. Turkmenistan received a free kick for the second goal, but Iraq did not want a tie. They needed to win this game to make the quarters. The score was 2-2, with only 3 minutes to go when the final blow came. Hawar Mulla Mohommed kicked the ball to Nasha’at Akrram. After running down the field, Nasha’at kicked the ball backed to Hawar who fooled the other team by kicking the ball to Qusai Moneer who made the spectacular winning goal with an amazing head punt! There were no questions about who was going to walk away with this win. The goalie’s name is Bassim Abaas, and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) chosen was Razan Farhan. Well done men, and well done Iraq! We are all proud of you. We look forward to the game at Saudi Arabia Monday, July 26. You know you can beat them, so do we. Now, let’s let them know it, also!

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    Iraqi Football

    On Monday, July 19, 2004, the new Iraq football team played extremely well against Uzbekistan, according to my sources. While they did lose 0-1, it was at the end of a hard fought game when the other team received a free kick. The new manager, Mr. Adnan Hamed, let 15 of the older players go while including some Olympic team players. Was this a good move? Let’s give them time before we make any judgements. Their next scheduled game is Thursday, July 22, 2004, against Turkmenistan. You may be able to watch this game on an Iraqi station named Iraqia.

    Try to imagine how you would play at anything with the foreknowledge that no matter what you did, you would probably be tortured when you returned home? I am very proud of the Iraqi team, and I will be following them. It must be a liberating feeling to know that when you get back home to your loved ones, you are not going to be tortured for losing. No matter what, you are winners in my eyes!

    Originally posted at My Newz ‘n Ideas on 7/20/04.

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    Iraqi Soccer

    My Newz ‘n Ideas.

    On Monday, July 19, 2004, the new Iraq soccer team played extremely well, according to my source. While they did lose 0-1, it was at the end of the game. The other team received a free shot. The new manager of the team let 15 of the older players go, while including some Olympic team players were hired. Was this a good move? Let’s give them time before we make any judgements. How would you play at anything with the foreknowledge that no matter what you did, you would probably be tortured when you returned home? I am very proud of the Iraqi team, and I will be following them. It must be a liberating feeling to have the knowledge that when you get back home, you are not going to be tortured for losing. No matter what, you are winners in my eyes!

    Link. This is not the original link, because that one went south. (It’s gone.) This one is later on in that season when they made the Olympics!)

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