Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 21

The Gophers concluded their 2015 season today with a 31-21 loss to Wisconsin in Minneapolis.  The Gophers conclude their 2015 season with a 5-7 record.  I was hoping for better but considering the Coach Kill resignation, all of the injuries and their lack of depth, they finished about where they belong.  I'm confident they will improve next year though, their schedule is much easier and they did get a lot of guys some very valuable experience.


Common Sense

Friday, November 27, 2015


"We hold these truths to be self evident:  that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."  - Thomas Jefferson

"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  - Benjamin Franklin

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."  - John F. Kennedy

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." - George Washington

"What light is to the eyes, what air is to the lungs, what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have the one, I would have the other." - Harriet Tubman

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." - Abraham Lincoln

"Give me liberty, or give me death." - Patrick Henry

"When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty."  - John Basil Barnhill

Thursday, November 26, 2015

John Oliver on Refugee Vetting

It would be nice if Republicans watched Last Week Tonight.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Monday, November 23, 2015

Carson Palmer

Does anyone throw a better deep ball than Carson Palmer?

I think he belongs in the NFL MVP conversation.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cardinals 34, Bengals 31

The Cardinals knocked off the Bengals 34-31 tonight in Glendale on SNF.  The Cardinals improve to 8-2 on the season.  The Cardinals maintain their 3 game lead in the NFL West and are hot on the Panthers tail for the number seed in the playoffs.  This was much tighter than it needed to be, the Cardinals really controlled most of the game but allowed the Bengals to stay close.  They need to get tighten things up a bit.  Overall though, a nice win over a quality opponent.


Packers 30, Vikings 13

The Vikings fell to the Packers 30-13 today in Minneapolis.  The Vikings fall to 7-3 on the season and that Packers retake sole possession of first place (via tiebreaker) in the NFC North.  It was a pretty disappointing effort all around by the Vikings, they really got beat up today.  As bad as it was, it's just one game, the Vikings are still in position to grab a Wildcard spot, they still control their destiny.

  • The Vikings really stink on the national stage.  
  • The Packers won the battle of the trenches on both sides of the ball. 
  • Teddy Bridgewater was constantly under pressure today. 
  • It would be nice to see Mike Wallace start contributing.  
  • The Packers did a very good job of containing Adrian Peterson. 
  • I expected more blitzes out of Mike Zimmer. 
  • The Packers are 10-1-1 in the last 12 games against the Vikings. 
  • Why every team doesn't stack the box vs the Vikings is beyond me. 
  • Sacks:  Packers 6, Vikings 2
  • It was good to see Kyle Rudolph have a nice day
  • Too many stupid penalties by the Vikings today.  
  • That was a bad pass interference call on Terrance Newman. 
  • Cordarrelle Patterson needs to play with more composure
  • Brandon Fusco got eaten for lunch most of the game. 
  • I am beyond sick on Aaron Rodgers, retire already. 
  • Early Vikings draft needs:  OL, OL, OL
  • Eddie Lacy sure has gotten fat, he's a load
  • Was that Ahmad Rashad on the Vikings sidelines
  • Is there a better place to watch a football game than Twin Peaks
  • Up next?  @ Atlanta to take on the Falcons

Ashley Sky

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Arizona State 52, Arizona 37

The Sun Devils knocked off Arizona 52-37 today in Tempe to reclaim the Territorial Cup.  The Sun Devils improve to 6-5 on the season with this win, they also became bowl eligible.  The Sun Devils have responded well to that 3 game losing streak they had just a couple of weeks ago.  Still a disappointing season overall but beating Arizona lessens the sting a bit.  Nice win Devils!


Minnesota 32, Illinois 23

The Gophers knocked off Illinois 32-23 today in Minneapolis.  The Gophers improve to 5-6 on the season with this win.  This win ends Minnesota's 4 game losing streak.  The Gophers are still one win away from bowl eligibility with one game remaining.  It wasn't a pretty win, but with all of the injuries they are playing through, it was nice to see them find a way to get it done.  I'm guessing they are one of the better six loss teams in the country.  Next week is huge!


Friday, November 20, 2015


Sugar never sounded so good!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2016 Presidential Field Update

Bobby Jindal has thrown in the towel on his 2016 Presidential ambitions.  That leaves us with 17 candidates still in the running, 14 Republicans and 3 Democrats.

Here's how the remaining rank in my opinion (as far as their chances):

  1. Hillary Clinton
  2. Bernie Sanders
  3. Martin O'Malley

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Ben Carson
  3. Marco Rubio
  4. Ted Cruz
  5. Jeb Bush
  6. Carly Fiorina 
  7. Rand Paul
  8. Chris Christie
  9. John Kasich
  10. Mike Huckabee
  11. Rick Santorum
  12. Lindsey Graham
  13. George Pataki
  14. Jim Gilmore

I'm not surprised that Jindal's candidacy never took off, he did a horrible job in Louisiana and was pretty much disliked by everyone there.  I think he calculated that his bid for the Presidency would be easier if he took a hard turn to the far right and he lost in that calculation.  Long story short, he sold out his state for his own political ambitions and that's a hard sell in a national election.  Good riddance Bobby Jindal.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

John Oliver Speaks the Truth

John Oliver doesn't mince his words on the recent terrorist attacks.