Sunday, February 26, 2012

College Basketball Top Ten

Heftyinfo Men's College Basketball Top Ten  (Week ending February 26)

1. Kentucky (28-1)
2. Syracuse (29-1)
3. Kansas (24-5)
4. Duke (25-4)
5. North Carolina (25-4)
6. Michigan State (24-5)
7. Marquette (24-5)
8. Missouri (25-4)
9. Georgetown (21-6)
10. Ohio State (23-6)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

FACT- Gas Prices Were OVER $4 A Gallon In 2008

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week
Regular gasoline/gallon $4.10 .02
Diesel fuel/gallon $4.65 0
Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast $4.06 .01
  -New England $4.12 0
  -Central Atlantic $4.10 0
  -Lower Atlantic $4.00 .02
Midwest $4.03 .04
Gulf Coast $3.93 .01
Rocky Mountain $4.03 .03
West Coast $4.46 0
  -California $4.57 .01

Source: Energy Information Administration, 6/30/08

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

College Basketball Top Ten

Heftyinfo Men's College Basketball Top Ten  (Week ending February 19)

1. Kentucky (26-1)
2. Syracuse (27-1)
3. Missouri (25-2)
4. Kansas (22-5)
5. Duke (23-4)
6. North Carolina (23-4)
7. Michigan State (22-5)
8. Georgetown (20-5)
9. Marquette (22-5)
10. Ohio State (22-5)
10. (tie) Michigan (20-7)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Don't Be Fooled Again

When you see these HIGH FUEL PRICES (and they are headed that way) at your local gas station this spring and summer, blame the collusion and price gouging of the BIG OIL INDUSTRY and their partners in crime, the REPUBLICAN PARTY, who never met a big corporate or oil lobbyist they didn't like.

These ruthless scoundrels will do ANYTHING to undermine the United States, as they attempt to win at any and all costs in their bid against President Barack Obama.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday Stew

Even though it is late Saturday night, this is called Sunday stew and here are some random musings ...

Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is at the top of his game lately and the Republicans know it.

Why does the main stream (and corporate controlled) media find it necessary to RAM things down the public's throats? Hint: Just look at the coverage the past week or so on Whitney Houston, Jeremy Lin, contraception, etc.

How 'bout that Rick Santorum, an 18 point loser in the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania (AS AN INCUMBENT) a few years back, thinking he can actually win the presidency from Barack Obama?

Newt Gingrich? Is he still hanging around the GOP primaries despite NOT being on the ballot in half a dozen or so states?

Keith Olbermann (Current TV's Countdown host) continues to pummel the rubbish known as Andrew Breitbart nightly and this is classic viewing... treat yourself if you haven't seen this yet.

Pat Buchanan (another right wing pundit) is OUT at MSNBC and not a moment too soon.

Why do people still watch Fox Network "News"?

There are some people actually calling that the U.S. Senate will go to Republicans as a majority this November... don't hold your breath.

 Here in Chicago while listening to radio talk show host Dick Kay today, there is a LOT of growing ANIMOSITY from the good citizens of the Windy City toward Mayor Rahm Emanuel and that is a good thing because he sucks.

The Chicago Cubs started spring training today... yawn!

Does anyone really care what Rush Limbaugh thinks any more... this guy is a parody of himself.

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's days are numbered in the badger state... YES!

 God Bless America, in spite of the right wing hypocrites.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hall-of-Fame Baseball Star Gary Carter Dies

Former Montreal Expos and New York Mets catcher Gary Carter died of cancer today at the age of 57. Carter was an All-Star catcher for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets, where he helped lead the Mets to the 1986 World Series title. Carter was also a Hall-of-Fame player.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

College Basketball Top Ten

Heftyinfo Men's College Basketball Top Ten  (Week ending February 12)

1. Kentucky (25-1)
2. Syracuse (25-1)
3. Missouri (23-2)
4. Kansas (20-5)
5. Duke (21-4)
6. North Carolina (21-4)
7. Michigan State (20-5)
8. Ohio State (21-4)
9. Georgetown (19-5)
10. Murray State (24-1)

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Singer Whitney Houston died at age 48 today... here is a video of hers from 1985, when she hit super stardom.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

College Basketball Top Ten

Heftyinfo Men's College Basketball Top Ten  (Week ending February 5)

1. Kentucky (23-1)
2. Syracuse (23-1)
3. Ohio State (20-3)
4. North Carolina (20-3)
5. Missouri (21-2)
6. Baylor (21-2)
7. Kansas (18-5)
8. Duke (19-4)
9. Georgetown (18-4)
10. Murray State (23-0)

Sunday, February 5, 2012


The New York Giants did it to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots once again as they won Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis, 21-17 to make it two-for two in Super Bowl matchups with the Patriots.

Eli Manning, who was named Super Bowl MVP,  threw for a touchdown and Ahmad
Bradshaw (17 carries for 72 yards) scored on a six-yard scoring run with just over a minute remaining in the final quarter to provide the difference.
The Giants, who finished the regular season at 9-7, outgained New England 396-349 in total yardage. Manning threw for 296 yards and hooked up with Victor Cruz on a two-yard scoring pass to give New York a 9-0 lead after one quarter.
A safety for the Giants defense came as Brady was called for intentional grounding the ball in his own end zone to make it 2-0.
Brady finished with 276 yards passing and two touchdowns with one interception.
New England stormed back from 9-0 down to go ahead 10-9 at the half when Brady hit Aaron Hernandez on a touchdown pass to go along with a Stephen Gostkowski  28-yard field goal.
The Patriots made it 17-9 in the third quarter when Brady hooked up with running back Danny Woodhead on a scoring pass. Following that, the Giants got a pair of field goals from Lawrence Tynes in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 17-15 heading to the final quarter.
 The Giants went on a nine play, 88-yard drive and scored the winning touchdown courtesy of the Bradshaw run to clinch their second Super Bowl title in the last five years.

The Cold, Hard Truth About the GOP

Saturday, February 4, 2012

NFL - Super Bowl 46 Preview


Super Bowl 46 features a rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, who squared off four years ago in Super Bowl 42, with the Giants pulling off the upset, 17-14.

That was then and this is now.

Granted, the Giants did march into New England in early November and beat the Pats, 24-20 behind a stellar defensive effort and quarterback Eli Manning showing poise in the clutch as he did in the final Super Bowl march that netted the Giants the Vince Lombardi trophy back following the 2007 season.

The Giants (9-7 in regular season) have been rolling since losing four in a row in mid-November to early December that left them with a 6-6 record at the time. They finished the season winning the final two games to win the NFC East.
In the playoffs, they have been stellar, crushing the Atlanta Falcons (in the Meadowlands) 24-2 and then traveling to Green Bay and dethroning the mighty Packers, 37-20.
Following that effort, they knocked off the San Francisco 49ers on the road in the NFC Championship Game, 20-17 in overtime.

KEY PLAYER- QB Eli Manning

Meanwhile, the Patriots (13-3 regular season record) have won ten straight games dating back to a loss against Pittsburgh at the end of October, followed by the loss to the Giants, and come into this game with a 15-3 mark behind a record setting offense led by QB Tom Brady.
In the playoffs, they have also been stellar, beating down the surprising Denver Broncos, 45-10 in the Divisional Round before disposing of the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game.


PREDICTION- These two teams have faced each other and this should be another close game that could very well go down to the wire once again.
Only this time, it will be the New England Patriots winning, 28-24 as Tom Brady gets the honor of leading the final game winning drive.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Memories

Here are some photos from past Super Bowls (1990's and 2000's)

Peyton Manning and the Colts finally won it all in Super Bowl 41.
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have won three Super Bowl titles in the last decade.
The Dallas Cowboys won three Super Bowls in the 1990's.
Packers' QB Brett Favre celebrates victory in Super Bowl 31.
The late, great Reggie White helped Green Bay win it all.
John Elway and the Denver Broncos won back to back titles in '97 and '98.
The Baltimore Ravens dominated the Giants in Super Bowl 35.

David Tyree's catch helped the Giants win Super Bowl 42 and spoil New England's perfect season.

Kurt Warner and the St. Louis Rams stunned the NFL in '99.

Patriots celebrate third Super Bowl title in four years.

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl title in Super Bowl 43.

The Packers celebrate another Super Bowl title in 2010.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl Memories

Here are some photos from Super Bowls past ... in the early years of the event from 1967-1970.

The Green Bay Packers rolled Kansas City in the first Super Bowl, 35-10.
The Packers dominate Super Bowl I
Broadway Joe!
Joe Namath and the Jets delivered on the guarantee to win Super Bowl III.

The biggest upset in Super Bowl history - NY Jets 16, Baltimore 7.
Bart Starr and the Packers crushed the Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Super Bowl II.
Herb Adderley intercepts a Daryl Lamonica pass to help the Packers roll to victory.
Kansas City's Otis Taylor breaks away in Super Bowl IV
Quarterback Len Dawson led the Chiefs to an upset win over Minnesota.
Legendary Chiefs Coach Hank Stram gets a victory ride after Super Bowl IV.