Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Star Spangled Banner and 2 point conversions

If there is no precipitation is it a storm??  Looks like that "storm" is not going to have any real effect on us besides being pretty darn uncomfortable.

55 today
66 tomorrow
61 Friday
38 Saturday 

The Tuesday storm is now sliding more into Wednesday and more of a rain slush event. 


On Facebook I have had enough.  I'm unfollowing friends that continually post fake anti-Trump propaganda. They are turning into their enemy.  OH - I completely agree with them but there is no need to continually post garbage.   

I mean look at this image 

Lord Voldemont (also known as He Who Must Not Be Named) would never ever side himself with Trump. The leader of the Death Eaters wants to lead, not follow some guy that is way way over his head. 

Obviously false news.  
I also to not believe in boycotting a company for their political believes, UNLESS, they had "Clinton for Prison" yards" signs and so forth.   Case in point - the new Kwik Trip boycott. Many of the companies employees voted NOT Trump.  Do people really want to take their jobs away? Does that really make sense?  The purpose of a boycott is to close a business right?  For one thing Kwik Trip puts something like 95% of their profits back to their employees.  Boycotting companies have collateral damage. 

We need a new Facebook.  How about "Angry Facebook" where malcontents (including me) can rant to our hearts desire without all of these "lost dog" posts and "cute kitten" photos getting in the way.

How will people see what happens when a 4 year old gets a hold of your iPhone camera. 

And BTW - who is tired of all the BIG MOON photos.  


I've been watching Kens Burns Baseball (again).  Here is a trivia question answer.  

Why do we play the Star-Spangled Banner before baseball games?

It all started September 6th 1918 the 1st game of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.  

WWI was coming to an end and during the 7th inning stretch a band played a raucous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.  Some people in the crowd started to sing along and as they got louder more and more started to also sing.  By the end of the song the entire stadium was singing it at the top of their lungs and a "mighty roar" of applause and cheering followed.  And that was the beginning as every game since has started with it.

It was not the first time The Banner was played at a MLB game but the patriotism of the time made it the 1st time it was ALWAYS played from then on.

We need a good war to bring the country back together.  I think we are heading in the right direction for that to happen.


2 point conversions, since 2001, have a 47.9% chance of winning.  That means 0.96 points per attempt.   A normal 15 yard extra point has a 0.95 points per try.  

OK - see ya