Election Day Is Nigh

It has all led to this. Four years of whatever you consider this last four years to be. Most years, we would have a nearly concrete idea Tuesday evening who our next president is going to be. But as we have heard a million times in 2020, these are not normal times. So, let’s take a look at where we stand and what we can expect on Election Day. First, let’s start with National polling averages. 538 has Biden 53.4, Trump 45.4.Realclearpolitics has Biden 50.7, Trump 44.0.NYT Upshot just lists Biden +8. But, as we saw in 2016, National averages … Continue reading Election Day Is Nigh

Good Days With A Woman In Need Of Pity

Sarah and I have slightly different sleep schedules. She goes to bed well before me most nights. I’m usually up until 11 or so. Thanks, sports, Twitter and west coast fandom. And since starting the morning classes for MovelevATe at 5:30 a.m., she is up before me most mornings. But every now and then, we get a morning where we both have time to wake up and spend some time together in bed. A few minutes where both of our entire mornings lie entirely within those four walls. A morning where the world doesn’t exist for a few minutes. Not … Continue reading Good Days With A Woman In Need Of Pity

Songs You Would Like To See Become Movies

I was listening to Robert Earl Keen’s The Road Goes On Forever again today and it got me thinking. We have had several songs become full length movies in the past. What songs are out there that weren’t already movies would you like to see get made. I’m talking in the vain of Ode To Billy Joe, Harper Valley PTA, Alice’s Restaurant, Convoy, etc. Also, I still need to see The Indian Runner, based on Highway Patrolman. The Road Goes On Forever would make my list, of course. I have previously discussed with a few the need for a movie … Continue reading Songs You Would Like To See Become Movies

Finally, The Weez Has Returned…

I had an extended vacation as a kid in California. Ever since, I have had this picture in my head. Remember, nostalgia is undefeated. But, other than a stop over at LAX, I never made it back. Until this week. We flew from St. Louis to San Diego, working our way up the congested I-5 to Anaheim. The first stop was Lucha Libre Taco Shop, just outside of the San Diego airport. Anyone who has seen my VHS collection of lucha libre gets why this was a must stop for me. Plus, solid tacos. Plus, some cool decor. And all … Continue reading Finally, The Weez Has Returned…

With All Due Apologies To Jeff Lahey…

There is a running joke among small town news reporter: want to slow down a city council or village board meeting? Try to buy a mower, truck or tractor. Because everyone in a small town has an opinion, or knows a guy. The debate will take longer than Infrastructure Week. So allow me to channel my inner councilman here a tad. When I bought my house in 2010, it came with a very small yard. It takes about 15 minutes to mow. So, my Pops gave me a free, used mower he had around still. And for nine years, it … Continue reading With All Due Apologies To Jeff Lahey…

Take The Points 9-25-19

Here is this week’s Take The Points, which was just Bruce Dickey and I, as Lucas and Jamey were unable to make it. Our show picks are below, including Superdog picks and Survivor picks. Weez Jamey Lucas Bruce 5C Temple -8.5 BYU -2.5 Iowa/MTSU U53 Air Force//SJ St 56.5 Air Force -18 Iowa -23.5 Penn St -6.5 Purdue +2 SD: Oregon St. +4.5 SD: NIU +6.5 SD: Wash St +6 SD: NIU +6.5 4N Pats/Bills U42.5 Colts -7 Colts -6.5 Saints +2.5 Vikings +2 Ravens -7. Giants -2.5 Jaguars +3 Su: Chargers Su: Colts Su: Rams Su: Chargers And here … Continue reading Take The Points 9-25-19

Week 5 Betting Log

College Football ML Parlay: Wisconsin/Clemson/Alabama/Auburn/Oklahoma -250 WinTexas Tech +27 LossLiberty -7 PushWashington -10 WinNevada -1.5Clemson 1H -14.5 LossTemple -8.5 WinAir Force -19 LossOregon St. +160 LossML Parlay: Oregon St/Toledo +400 LossWestern Kentucky +3.5 WinEast Carolina +3 Win NFL Texans -4Vikings +2Patriots/Bills U42.5 MLB 9/26: Mets -263 Loss9/26: Nationals -256 Win9/26: Oakland -250 Win9/26: Astros -244 Loss9/26: Indians -189 Loss Continue reading Week 5 Betting Log

Tennis Mules Keep Busy

The Fairfield Lady Mules tennis team have stayed busy, including a Saturday showing in the Herrin Invitational. Lainie Milner had their best placing on the day, winning twice and finishing second in the number two singles bracket. She beat players from Benton and Herrin to win her pool, then lost to Marion in the championship. In doubles play, Karigan Harvey and Brittany Titzer picked up one win the number one doubles bracket. In the number two doubles bracket, Cassidy Webb and Lainie Kunce dropped both their pool play matches, but then beat  Carmi tandem in the fifth place match. Herrin … Continue reading Tennis Mules Keep Busy