BACK TO SCHOOL! I do enjoy my summers seeing though. It is nice to have everyone around, but back to the grind. GET AFTER IT!
Week #3 and WOW things are exciting, but still a lot of football to play. Many things still to happen. I can not wait. So here we go for week #3 in the BPL. Also the return of Serie A this week and all the leagues are now back in action. SO NO EXCUSES TO ENJOY FOOTBALL!! YOUR EXCUSES ARE LIES IN THE EYES OF THE FOOTBALL GODS!
VILLA V EVERTON- Ben, I hope your team shows some kind of life or desire to win. Disappointed in Villa they are having a sluggish start and I expect them to stay up. I take Everton.
NORWICH V CHELSEA- Erin, your Boyfriend has a great team of handsome players but that is about it. WOW, did not expect Chelsea to play so well, but drop points. They look good and our American is playing well. I will take Chelsea, but it will be a tough win.
BRIGHTON V SOUTHAMPTON- This could be a good one. Brighton playing well and Southampton almost sticking Liverpool. I am going to take Brighton at home on this one to win.
MANCHESTER UNITED V CRYSTAL PALACE- Of course I am taking Manchester United. No way my team could not win this one, but any team any day can win.
SHEFFIELD UNITED V LEICESTER- Good game, not one I would watch since Manchester United play at the same time. I take Leicester, but watch out for Sheffield.
WATFORD V WEST HAM- Watford is having a rough start and West Ham just sucks all around. I take Watford to win, but it will not be pretty.
LIVERPOOL V ARSENAL- This is the game of the week. I am taking Liverpool, sorry Patrick. Your team just does not look good enough to hold Liverpool off. Especially, after the slack win against Burnley last week.
SUNDAY- BORING FOOTBALL DAY!
BOURNEMOUTH V MANCHESTER CITY- Man City, DUH! I do not see this as something to watch.
SPURS V NEWCASTLE- SCOOTER, another DUH! Spurs easy on this one.
WOLVES V BURNLEY- I will take Wolves on this one. Played well last week and should win this one.
AS ALWAYS, good luck to everyone’s club. Even if I did not pick them to win. Always support your club no matter what! Best of Luck in Week #3.
A softer side to Jocko. A letter to his daughter about his wife. T
Today it is an album from Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. Ryan Adams is a prolific song writer and has multiple albums. Great blend of country, rock, and blues. Good Stuff. Here is a album from him today.
Helping yourself, to help others………..
TOMMY BOY! Here is your sales pitch!
Here we go week #2 of the BPL and here are my picks of the week.
O dark thirty for some of you on a Saturday, but i will be up and ready at 0730 for this one.
ARSENAL V BURNLEY- I only see an Arsenal win. NOT impressed with week 1 performance, but I do not see Burnley doing anything against the Gooners.
ASTON VILLA V BOURNEMOUTH- Exciting, no, but I see Villa winning this one.
BRIGHTON V WEST HAM- UGH! Difficult at best to watch. This could go either way but West Ham looks defeated already. Brighton, it is a win at home.
EVERTON V WATFORD- Ben for all the money your team spent they could not score to save their lives! I take Watford on this one based on Everton’s inability to score, but they are at home for week 2. Still, Watford it is.
NORWICH V NEWCASTLE- Norwich got screwed last week opening to Liverpool, and Newcastle your fans hate Mike Ashley too much to support the team. I take Norwich on this game with Norwich at home and no one supporting Newcastle right now.
SOUTHAMPTON V LIVERPOOL- Southampton I do not see you getting out of this one with out an ass whooping. LIVERPOOL! It kills me to say that again.
THE BEST GAME OF THE WEEKEND
MAN CITY V SPURS- This is going to be a cracker, but Scooter I do not see your team rising to the challenge. City has a starting team and bench that can win the League. This is one to watch. I take CITY!
SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY FUN DAY
SHEFFIELD UNITED V CRYSTAL PALACE- I love BPL so I will watch this game, but do not care for it. I will take a draw. WOW!
CHELSEA V LEICESTER- Well, my day 11 gift for your Birthday month Erin did not come through, but I bet it will this week. I want Pulisic to start. Super exciting to see an American playing for a big club. Erin, happy 17 day of you Birthday Month. Chelsea win here.
WOLVES V MANCHESTER UNITED- WOW, my team was on fire last week! Ole you do us well again this week please. I take Manchester United and please dump Pogba and Sanchez. Waste of space both of them.
Hope everyone’s team does well this weekend even if I did not pick them to win. See you next week.
Another oldie but goodie. R.E.M. “EPONYMOUS”. Yes this is from 1988, but still is great to listen too.
Repeat with David again. Great discipline for when the pain is getting to your HEAD!
Mike Meyers, “So I Married an Axe Murder”.
INXS today. And not the INXS without Michael Hutchence. Here is my favorite all around INXS album, “The Very Best of INXS”. As far as I am concerned, you can disregard the last track, not worthy.
The above song is not on this album, but is one of my favorites. “DON’T CHANGE A THING”
FROM STAR WARS
“DO OR DO NOT”
LOVE the muppets growing up. How can you not like the Swedish Chef and of course Gordon Ramsey. Gordon Ramsey is awesome!
Another “older” album today. JIMMY EAT WORLD “BLEED AMERICA” Two singles from that album to go along with “BLEED AMERICA'“.
STOP TALKING…………..DO IT, BE ABOUT IT!
If you never had the chance to few this show, go to youtube.com and look for it. I will post episodes throughout the football season!
Interesting first week of the BPL. VAR, the BPL referees have no idea how to use this technology and need to take a lesson from the Germans. I hope everyone’s team did well. Lots of exciting football to come this year!
DO not forget picks of the week Friday and the return of La Liga and Bundesliga this Friday.
A band from way back when that faded and returned. TOAD THE WET SPROCHET. The album today is “FEAR” and one of my favorite songs “WALK ON THE OCEAN”. This song always reminds me about the time I have spent on the beach. Especially, the times spent with my wife and son on the beach.
Enjoy listening to this song especially when winter comes!
MANUEVER PAST YOUR ENEMY
IT IS ON STARTING TOMORROW! New year with 3 new teams, and thank god i have something to watch on Saturday and Sunday Mornings! NO MERCY this year with the picks. This will be a weekly post for “MY” picks of the week. HERE WE GO:
LIVERPOOL V NORWICH- Canaries, you do not stand a chance this year and i see a return to the lower leagues. Liverpool if you do not win out of the gate, the BPL Trophy will not be yours. Just because you finally put another Big Ears CL Cup in your trophy case, does not mean anything starting tomorrow. Liverpool all the way.
WEST HAM V MAN CITY- Hammers, you just do not stand a chance on this one. The turmoil and lack of good players at this club is overwhelming. NO CHANCE AGAINST CITY. I do not want to see any more Manchester Blue win anything, including this game. However, Many City to win hands down.
BOURNEMOUTH V SHEFFIELD UTD- BORING! I will take Sheffield since this should be a game they can win to gain some confidence.
BURNLEY V SOUTHAMPTON- BORING! I will take Southampton on this one.
CRYSTAL PALACE V EVERTON- BORING! Ben if you team cannot step up and at least draw this game….It will be a long winding road to now where this year.
WATFORD V BRIGHTON- Only interested to see how Watford plays this year. I take Watford.
SPURS V VILLA- WELCOME BACK ASTON VILLA! No chance here. I am taking Spurs on this one. Scooter the only reason I am picking your team is for the fact that they have a brewery in the new stadium. Spurs to win this one.
LEICESTER V WOLVES- I like how Wolves played last year. This should be an entertaining Sunday mornin game, but don’t get out of bed to watch this one. I will take Wolves.
NEWCASTLE V ARSENAL- Patrick if your team can not pull off a win, it will be long painful season in North London. Arsenal to win easily.
MANCHESTER UNTIED V CHELSEA- Erin you are lucky it is your birthday month. I will give you this one. I am going against my own team on this pick. I will take Chelsea. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!
As always, best wishes to everyones team this year! Even if you pick a loser.