Before the playoffs started, I bet $100 on the Jags to win the super bowl. I was driving with my wife one day and mentioned the bet, and she said "I want to make a bet on the super bowl too". I was excited, as this is probably the first gambling my wife has ever done outside of slot machines in Vegas, and certainly the first sports bet.
"Great, Who do you want to bet on?" I asked.
"Tell me the teams"
So I listed off all 12 teams in the playoffs
and she said: "I want to bet on either the falcons or the Eagles"
I said: "Well, the falcons went to the super bowl last season and their team is almost the same. The Eagles lost their starting QB for the year and I think the backup is terrible, and I don't see any way they are going to win the super bowl, so I would bet on the Falcons, of those two teams.
She listened to me and bet $100 on the falcons. Now we are getting divorced.
ok, the last sentence isn't true, but the rest is, unfortunately, entirely true, and my wife may never bet on sports again. And if she does, she will definitely not be taking any advice from me.
Glad you won! I'll probably be scalin back the volume for the playoffs, since I never feel too confident on short slates, but we'll see how I feel about my lineup once the weekend rolls around.
After a $7 freeroll win in week 2, I finished the regular season with $915 in my account.
progression went something like this: 7/15/30/50/100/50/100/200/300/400/500/150/300/500/700/900. Only had 2 losing weeks, but 3 losing lineups, as I lost the thanksgiving slate and the main slate in week 12.
We had an amazing experience today. There is a local business owner who is also a pilot, and he recently started a program where he’ll take kids with special needs up in a tiny 4-seater plane. Well, today Owen had the chance, and it was incredible. He got to sit right up front in the co-pilot seat, wearing a headset/mic and holding the steering wheel just like a real pilot. The (real) pilot was incredible with him, spending so much time explaining and showing him things, addressing him as “captain” every time and just being all-around astonishingly kind and generous. He even has a person with him to take pictures of the whole event, though he insists on being the one to pick out his favourites to post online.
We actually thought he was just a very kind pilot who was probably getting some sponsorship from the airline company. Only when we looked him up later did we find out he is actually the owner of a great local pizza chain, and is actually funding the entire thing out of his pocket, including the photographer, runway fees, fuel costs, etc. And he does it ALL himself, including setting up appointments, texting me this morning to update me on wind conditions, etc.
This section from the article is something that I have always believed in, and the people I respect most in this world act like this:
You know how you can tell which guy in the room was actually a Navy SEAL? He's the one that doesn't brag, doesn't threaten, doesn't engage in bluster. He's the quiet confident fellow in the back, the one you didn't notice. He doesn't have to prove anything to anybody, he knows who and what he is and he doesn't give a tinker's damn what you think of him. It's the swaggering pompous ******* spinning outrageous war stories and constantly trying to prove his manhood that's the fraud. Those who've been there can tell the difference at a glance. Those who haven't, listen to the fraud with rapt attention and eyes as big as saucers.
Trump has rallied his enemies. What happened in Virginia tonight could be really bad for the GOP.
The problem with the left wing is that they traditionally disenfranchised around due to Dems centralist politics and therefore rally around their pet projects "Save the Whales" etc.
I think this is a wake-up call that:
a. while you might not want to vote FOR the Democrats, as they probably won't champion your pet project, you certainly probably want to vote AGAINST the Republicans
b. you have to be a little crazy to want to get into politics but for 2018 / 2020 it seems like more quality candidates are stepping up.
c. while the new ight-wing political MO is throwing out bagfuls of lies you can't just throw up your hands and walk away; because the undecided will latch on to some smear and go with it [though admittedly the smear is a political gambit that everyone uses]
This may be off base, but I think there was a time when flying the confederate flag was just like a show of pride at southern/red neck/country/hillbilly lifestyle or whatever. Doesn't mean it wasn't offensive back then, but I think it was flown with less malice than today, if that makes sense?
There was also a time when pepe the frog was just a cartoon character and there was a time when the swastika was just the symbol for a political party.
The meanings behind symbols change, and I think if you fly a confederate flag in today's society, you are either proudly embracing the current ideology of the confederate flag(though these people will be quick to dispute this, they'll have their own "publicly acceptable" reasons for it), or you are naïve and/or tone deaf.
I'm glad to see we are talking about mental health, at least in some respect. I feel like guns sometimes get a little too much of the 'blame' and not enough is being done to consider the mental health of these people, especially those in the military.
While the gun lobby and anyone who defends them are nothing but scum, you have to at least accept that its almost too late at this point to do much about the gun ownership issue in the US, and wonder the whys of it all a little bit more than the how.