December 13, 2010

Unlike the poor folks east of the Mississippi, we’re in quite the warm stretch here in the Valley of the Sun. We’ve been above 75 since the 2nd of the month, and yesterday was a record-breaking 84 – almost felt like summer!

Sure a judge has ruled the healthcare mandate portion of ObamaCare unconstitutional, but nothing is going to truly get decided until the Supreme Court gets a whack at it. Until then, you just have to keep an eye out for every way the Democrats want to control people’s lives – like Michelle Obama’s view on child nutrition: “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.” These are dangerous people.

And speaking of dangerous, the New England Patriots are a very dangerous team right now. Let’s see if they can keep it up – after all, the road to the Super Bowl still runs through Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

Here’s a lengthy column but well worth reading – Turkey is a very important country geopolitically, and one those in the know say we need to keep an eye on this century. I’m not so sure about Mexico, Brazil is the emerging power in the western hemisphere.

I’ve been watching all the analysis in the Boston papers and on the MLB Network in regards to the Red Sox spending at the just-concluded winter meetings, but here’s my view: why not? They have one of the largest and most loyal of fan bases who pack Fenway Park on a nightly basis; if the team has the money to spend, they ought to. Contrast that with the Tampa Bay Rays, who fielded a successful and exciting product last year, and the fans never came out – even during the playoffs. The fans in Boston deserve a good product on the field, and Red Sox ownership is right to spend the necessary money to compete with the Yankees.

Man the days are getting short right now. My standing 7 AM call on Monday mornings with India are held while it’s still pretty dark outside. These were the days Tracey dreaded the most when we lived in Massachusetts – dark and cold. At least there’s Christmas to look forward to, but then what?

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  1. In the AFC, the road to the Super Bowl goes through Foxboro. The only teams in that conference that have any chance at derailing the Patriot Express are the good passing teams like the Chargers and Colts but I’m not sure either of those will make the playoffs at all. I still think the Patriots pass defense is suspect.

    Comment by Rob — December 14, 2010 @ 8:17 am


  2. Thanks for the comment, Rob – if the Pat’s pass defense has any weakness you can bet Peyton will try and exploit it. But the Pats offense is incredible explosive right now. Question is, are they peaking to early?

    Comment by The Great White Shank — December 14, 2010 @ 8:21 pm


  3. I don’t think they’re peaking too early. I think they’re Super Bowl bound. I don’t see anyone in the AFC beating them in Foxboro and I also think there’s only one team in the NFC that can hang with them but their path to the Super Bowl will be a tad more difficult. Would love to see a Saints-Pats Super Bowl. 🙂

    Comment by Rob — December 16, 2010 @ 2:14 pm


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