The Strongest Man in Recorded History: A Documentary on the Life of Paul Anderson

After watching a biography on the father of strongman showmanship last week in Louis Cyr, I had a more modern meat mastodon in Paul Anderson up next. Powerlifting USA put this documentary on the Georgia native. It was most definitely low-budget and about as 90s as you can get, but some of the footage they have of Anderson was just amazing. While Cyr’s story was all that, stories, Anderson came along in the sweet spot of still being old school in nature but during an era with film, rising to fame in the 1950s. Anderson was an Olympic Gold medalist, … Continue reading The Strongest Man in Recorded History: A Documentary on the Life of Paul Anderson

Book Nook: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Want an idea of how many unread books I have in my house, look no further than The Friends of Eddie Coyle. I bought this book when the last season of Justified aired. I just now got around to reading it? Why do I remember it as the last year Justified aired? Well, because it was featured in the final episode of the show, an homage to the series’ title character creator, Elmore Leonard. Raylan tosses his dog-eared copy of it to a coworker on the way out the door. It was a subtle touch, but a meaningful one for … Continue reading Book Nook: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

DraftKings Lineup Week 1

Only one lineup this week. I have not reloaded my Draftkings lineup yet this year. With sports gambling finally legal in Illinois, my discretionary gambling money is mostly in BetRivers and FanDuel right now. But, I had a little left over in DraftKings, so I will see if I can build that back up before I put any new money in. This is a mostly head-to-head lineup. QB Russell Wilson, SEA 7,000 RB Josh Jacobs, LV 6,800 RB Todd Gurley, ATL 6,100 WR Davante Adams, GB 7,300 WR Marquise Brown, BAL 5,100 WR Desean Jackson, PHI 4,900 TE Jack Doyle, … Continue reading DraftKings Lineup Week 1

The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr

While I was reading Anthony Ditilllo’s 70s strength manual, he referenced several of the old school strongmen. One I was not very familiar with was Canadian Louis Cyr. So, I thought his name into my to-do list and this weekend finally circled back around to looking him up. There is a movie based on him, but I couldn’t find it on any current streaming services. Instead, I wound up watching a Canadian TV biography show on Cyr, billed as the strongest man in the world at the turn of the 19th/20th century. There were some incredible claims by Cyr and … Continue reading The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr

Take The Points–Sep. 11, 2020

Bruce and Lucas on the show today. 0:00–Intro, community calendar, national holidays. 14:50–AFC Division winners 25:40–NFC Division winners 37:00–Award Winners 44:00–Playoff picks 49:00–Week 1 Best Best NFL Division Winners Weez Bruce Jamey Lucas AFC West Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs AFC North Ravens Ravens Steelers Steelers AFC South Colts Texans Colts Texans AFC East Patriots Bills Patriots Bills Wildcard Steelers Steelers Ravens Ravens Wildcard Titans Dolphins Titans Colts Wildcard Bills Browns Bills Raiders NFC West Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks 49ers NFC North Lions Lions Vikings Vikings NFC South Saints Saints Saints Saints NFC East Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Wildcards Bucs Falcons Packers … Continue reading Take The Points–Sep. 11, 2020

Take The Points–Sep. 4, 2020

Show Notes This week’s show was just Bruce and I again, covering golf, NFC win totals and the Labor Day weekend Kentucky Derby. 0:00–Intro, community calendar, national holidays 16:38–BMW Championship recap and Tour Championship preview My bets for the weekend: Webb Simpson 9/1, Collin Morikawa 22/1. 27:35–NFL Win Totals NFC East Weez Bruce Cowboys 9.5 Over Over Eagles 9.5 Under Under Giants 6.5 Under Over Redskins 5.5 Under Under NFC West 49ers 10.5 Under Under Seahawks 9.5 Under Over Rams 8.5 Under Under Cardinals 7 Over Over NFC North Vikings 9 Under Under Packers 9 Under Under Bears 8.5 Under … Continue reading Take The Points–Sep. 4, 2020