Sunday, September 24, 2006

Five Words I Never Hope To Hear Again

"We have no more beer". Thus spake the bartender at the little bar in Chicago's O'Hare airport, terminal C. I was on my way home from LA, connecting through Chi-town when the sh-t hit the fan.

Violent thunderstorms, torrential downpours, even a tornado or two, left thousands of travelers stuck, hoping their planes would eventually make it out to their destination. Needless to say, the bars in the airport were doing a brisk business. Brownie and I were gonna wait it out, have a couple drinks and make the best of it.

THEY RAN OUT OF BEER! This was a first for me, in all my years as a beer drinker. I've never been in a bar that ran out. I guess I always had a naive belief in the bottomless tap.

I was stunned speechless for several seconds, but then managed to order a couple Bombay & Tonics (and a couple more after that). The day was saved, at least for a while.

Alas, our flight was canceled and we had to spend the night (sans luggage) in Chi-town. We got home the next day without incident. Of course I stopped at Market Basket on the way home and bought a bunch of 12-packs. Guests to my home will never hear those five words, I promise!!!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Week #3 Picks

Last week was an absolute disaster, but the kid remains undaunted.
Here we go with week #3:

Miami -11 Over Tenn
Saints +3 1/2 Over Atlanta
Denver +7 over New England
Bears -3 over Vikings
Buffalo -5 1/2 over Jets
Redskins -4 over Houston
Jaguars +7 over Indy
Panthers -3 over Tampa
Baltimore -6 1/2 over Cleveland
NYGiants +3 1/2 over Seattle
Arizona -4 1/2 over St. Louis
49ers +6 over Philly
Detroit -7 over Green Bay
Steelers -1 1/2 over Cincy

Last Week: 3-13
Year to Date: 10 - 22

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Love Cigars

I don't smoke, not really. I'm asthmatic and though my asthma is pretty well under control all I need to do is smoke a single cigar and I suffer throughout most of the next day.

Having said that, I love a really good cigar. The other night, we had an excellent dinner and after cleanup I was sitting out on my porch and had a terrible craving for a nice cigar.

I didn't have any on hand and was too lazy to actually go out and buy one. I thought, "wouldn't it be nice if I used that humidor I received as a gift a few years back and had it stocked with a fine selection of stoagies?"

I'm not sure. Right now, I have a cigar maybe once every couple months. As I said, they are really bad for me but every once in a while they just plain hit the spot, dammit!

Pete, what should I do?

Week #2 Picks

Week 1 sucked. It is good that my youngest doesn't want to go to college so I can continue to lose big $$$ betting on the NFL!!!

No but seriously, this week I will win it all back, and then some!

On to the picks:

Oakland + 12 over Baltimore
Indy -13.5 over Houston
Cleveland +10 over Cincy
Miami -6.5 over Buffalo
Detroit +8.5 over Chicago
Carolina over Minnesota
NYGiants +3 over Philly
Tampa Bay +5.5 over Atlanta
Green Bay +2 over New Orleans
St.Louis -3 over San Francisco
Arizona +7 over Seattle
Denver -10.5 over KC
San Diego -11.5 over Tennessee
NYJets +6 over New England
Washington +6.5 over Dallas
Pittsburgh -2.5 over Jax

Last Week: 7 - 9
Year to date: 7 - 9

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Kudla's Week #1 Picks (Contd.)

Hit the Thursday night game so I'm undefeated for the year (1-0)!
Vegas here I come!

Here's the rest of the week 1 picks:

Denver -4 over St.Louis
NYJets +2.5 over Tennessee
New England -9.5 over Buffalo
Tampa Bay -3 over Baltimore
Kansas City -2.5 over Cincinnati
Detroit +6 over Seattle
Carolina -5.5 over Atlanta
Philadelphia -5 over Houston
New Orleans +3 over Cleveland
Dallas +2 over Jacksonville
Green Bay +3.5 over Chicago
San Francisco +8 over Arizona
NY Giants +3.5 over Indianapolis
Washington -4.5 over Minnesota
San Diego -3 over Oakland

First week, who knows...

GO JINTS!!!!!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Kudla's Picks Week #1

Don't have time to do them all, but let's get the Thursday pick in.

Pittsburgh -1 over Miami