Friday, February 5, 2016

1. Winner/final score.
2. Official Game MVP.
3. Which advertiser tops the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter?
4. Eff Coldplay. There is no question 4 this year. Just name your favorite Earth, Wind & Fire song.
5. Will Lady Gaga's rendition of the National Anthem run longer than 2:20?
Tiebreaker: pick a prop bet. Get it right. The tougher the odds, the better you do.

Previous winners: 2006: Benner; 2007: me; 2008: Joseph J. Finn ; 2009: Scott; 2010: Scott again; 2011: GoldnI; 2012: Phil; 2013: Benner; 2014: Isaac Spaceman, and 2015: StvMg. As they will tell you, the prizes are Fame and Glory within this community, but nothing financial.

My picks: Carolina 27-20, Newton, Anheuser-Busch, "Groove Tonight," shorter. And Stephen Curry points (-4.5) (-115).

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ONE MAN, TWO AWARDS SHOWS: James Corden will host the Tony Awards in June, which are exiled from Radio City due to a summer Rockettes show.  A Brit hosting a show in which tons of awards go to Hamilton will certainly be amusing.
OKAY, CAMPERS, RISE AND SHINE, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR BOOTIES 'CAUSE IT'S COOOOOOLD OUT THERE TODAY: It's February 2, so it's time to talk about the movie again. Do you buy the whole Buddhist thing, or should we just quote lines for a while and generally discuss its awesomeness?

Participate in this thread, or it's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE COMMUNITY OF THE NEXT FIVE YEAR PLAN: The Americans (Season 4) premiers in March, but the released episode titles give you good hint about the which period of the Reagan administration they'll be covering.