Super Bowl Betting

I predicted the Pats in the preseason and the Falcons / Pats from the start of the playoffs. In my final-game prediction, I said that Pats would destroy because Brady is out for BLOOD.

Today, I’m standing by that prediction. I’m going $200 on Pats -3. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the Super Bowl where the Pats win by 10+.

The over / under is 58. I’m going $100 on the under. I think there will be a lot of yards, but not as many TDs. The Falcons don’t have the experience and their high-powered offense will be surprisingly tame against an under-rated Pats D.

For the sake of making an exact prediction, I’ll say Pats 31, Falcons 23.

Brady wins MVP, obviously.

Getting Comments

I believe this week was the first time in Bansheemann7 history that two posts, back to back, generated 10+ comments each.

What does that say? I’m getting pretty good at this blogging thing!

But actually. There’s a reason there are dozens of sites dedicated to TV Series analysis and hundreds (thousands?) dedicated to politics – because people care about those things.

Political posts get comments!

I’ve written 1000 posts about running and my blackout escapades and don’t get much back. I write 2 posts with strong opinions about TV shows & politics and BOOM!

So why don’t I write about that stuff more often? It comes down to one question – why do I write this blog?

This blog will never be famous. Very few people will go back in the archives and read posts from way back. Very few people read it as is.

I write for three reasons:

  • I enjoy getting my thoughts out on paper.
  • I enjoy going back and reading posts from the past.
  • I enjoy the responses I get.

The outside engagement is a part of the puzzle, but it’s not the main driver.

So for those who tune in and comment, I greatly appreciate it (even Queef), and to everyone else, don’t let Queef’s sarcastic comments discourage you from commenting.

This post will definitely break the 10+ comment streak, but it’s Friday night and I’m not doing anything so I wanted to get something out there.

Buzzfeed Sucks

I dislike liberal media because I think they’re dishonest and spin things to reinforce their biased agenda and the sheeple eat it up.

Buzzfeed (along with Huffington Post) is at the top of my list.

Here’s an article that Buzzfeed put out today:

People Are Canceling Tesla Orders Because Elon Musk Is Advising Trump

The first line of the article is:

At least five people who had paid deposits to reserve Model 3s have canceled their orders over Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s decision to work with President Trump by sitting on two of his advisory groups.

FIVE PEOPLE?! That in and of itself makes the article not worth writing. You could find five people who ordered a Tesla because Musk is advising Trump and write a shitty article about that too, but that doesn’t support their shitty agenda.

They quote the five random customers who withdrew their deposit because they “cannot support a company where the CEO is acting as a conduit to the rise of white nationalism and fascism in the United States.”

Furthermore, all it says is that Elon Musk is part of Trump’s economic advisory group and a manufacturing council.

If you follow my blog you know that I think Elon Musk is a fucking genius and if anything, I’m quite happy to hear that he’s advising Trump.

Working WITH the opposition (which Musk is seemingly doing) instead of thinking of witty ways to insult them is something liberal media in general doesn’t seem to understand.

This article is a perfect example of liberal media spinning non-stories to support their bias. Fortunately, most of the comments on this specific post are acknowledging how ridiculous it is, so kudos to them.

I’m aware conservative media does this too, but I see exactly zero of those articles on my social media, whereas I see about 50 articles like this shared every day.

They lose credibility by writing this. Or at least, they should.

Buzzfeed sucks.

I Can’t Watch TV Series’

TV series’ are cool now. Sheeple “binge watch” everything. The herds go bonkers for Game of Thrones, Westworld, Stranger Things, etc.

But they all suck.

How do you people sit there and start episode after episode knowing you have to watch them all? I hate it. Netflix & Chill is not something I can do (which may explain my lack of success with women recently).

No matter how great the series is, I just don’t care enough to ever finish it. I have two episodes left in House of Cards season 3 and I just stopped watching. I have no desire to keep going.

When Tom tells me to watch Stranger Things, I know I’ll never do it.

When someone asks if I’ve seen a show before so they don’t spoil the ending, I tell them to spoil, I don’t care, it probably sucks anyway.

How do you people binge watch stuff? It makes no sense to me.

From Guts to Glory – Epic Races Part 2

A little motivation for my upcoming training.

Steve Cram vs. Said Aouita 1500m World Record

A world record AND a great race. These were the first men under 3:30 in the 1500m. Cram had to go early and Aoutia gained every step in that final 100m. I won’t spoil the ending. I love the announcer saying “He’s gone desperately early!

Kirui Front Runs Against the GOAT

Ngugi in 1988 is Front Running 101. Ismael Kirui tries his best to imitate. An unknown 18 year old while Haile Geb was just breaking out as an all-star and Skah was a stud. Skip to 5:30 to see the break. I wish someone would for once try something similar against Farah.

Liquori / Ryun Mile @ Penn Relays

Penn Relays in all its glory. David vs. Goliath. Marty Liquori was a stud from Villanova but Jim Ryun was the WR holder at 3:51. Liquori goes with 700m left and it’s a battle the rest of the way.

Haile Geb’s 5k World Record

“He has won two expensive Mercedes motor cars because of his gold medal performances in the world championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage, back home. But my word can he run.”

RIP Yifter the Shifter

He passed recently but performances like this will live on forever. Watch him just obliterate Craig Virgin to finish a 10k, vintage Yifter the Shifter.

Training Starts NOW

The training plan I won starts tomorrow.

For the next 4 months I’ll be following the plan step by step.

The goal race is the 5k at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet. The goal is a PR (15:27) and in a perfect world sub 15:00.

This is sort of my last effort at a PR. If I’m still capable of it, it should happen within the next four months.

Honestly, I just want to get through this healthy. I’ll post updates every so often. Go running!

I Won ANOTHER Radio Contest

On my 2 minute drive to work every morning, I listen to 97.5 the Fanatic. As I’m pulling into the parking lot for work today, they say:

“Now’s your chance to win tickets to the Sixers Rockets game tomorrow night so call the contest line at XXX-XXX-XXXX to win!”

I pulled out my phone, insta-dialed, and it actually started ringing. They took my name and put me on hold. I can hear the live feed and some bro is already on the air trying to win, but he screwed up.

“Next up, let’s go to Sam. Sam, you have 5 seconds to Name The Jersey Number for the Sixers, you ready? Who wears number FOUR on the Sixers?”




And that was that.

It’s a pair of tickets and I haven’t told anyone about it, so if you want to go… contact me and you have a good chance.

Does anyone NOT like Roger Federer?

Roger Federer, at age 35 and after 6 months off from tennis, just made the semi-finals in the Australian Open.

He hasn’t won a major in over 4 years. He’ll probably lose to Stan next round (@ 3:30 AM on Thursday…). But does anyone root against him?

If you somehow don’t like Federer, or are don’t really know him. I’ll leave you with this.

Federer & Nadal filming a commercial. How can you not like them.

This one is also a loler.

Schlegel’s Bagels

Luke Schlegel started a blog.

For my readers who don’t know Luke – he’s a senior on the Ursinus XC / TF team. If you do your math, you’ll see him and I never went to school together.

Regardless, he started a blog that looks better than mine. He’s a better writer than I am and his second post about meditation is more in depth than anything I’ve ever written aside from the diamonds post and the Caster Semenya post.

Luke said the only blog he’s ever read more than once is this one you’re reading right now. Not only that, but he found himself browsing it for “an hour” and was “really impressed” by it.

Luke’s too nice to openly admit that my blog sucks, but the fact that this blog semi-inspired at least one person to start their own blog validates the 1,648 posts I’ve written.

It’s also shocking to find out who reads this thing. I would never have guessed that Luke or any current student at Ursinus (spare Simoncini) reads this, but I have evidence of more than one!

The internet is awesome.

The Current Sixers Run

The Sixers won again last night, making that 8 of their last 10.

The current run they’re on is the most excited I’ve been about any sport in my life.

Every time the Sixers win a game (7 times now in 2017), it feels like they just won game 7 of a playoff series.

In three years when we’re rattling off 8 wins in a row, it won’t feel like this.

We’re so used to losing that to win 8 of 10 is literally unbelievable. We didn’t go from playing .500 ball to a little run. We were 7-24 (.226) before this. That’s worst-team-in-the-league bad.

The Process is becoming a national phenomenon. People are looking at the Sixers saying “They’re going to be GOOD in a couple of years.

Embiid is transcendent. Ben Simmons will make his debut soon. We have potentially a top 5 and a top 10 pick in a deep draft this year.

If this actually works, if the Process is validated, and Embiid, Simmons, and whoever else are the cornerstone of a championship(s), it will the most significant event in my life.

It could all go away in a second. Embiid hurt his knee last night and it could’ve been the end of his career, and this would all be over. But for now, I believe more than ever.

If you haven’t been following the Sixers, you should start right now.

Just not tonight, they play the Hawks on a back-to-back without Embiid and could very well get blown out.