Sunday, January 13, 2013


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"I have a homosexual son and I love him."
— Jeanne Manford, Letter to the Editor, New York Post, 29 April 1972

"I have gay family members on both sides of my family and I love them."
— Michael Watts, a variant of Manford's quote

Saturday, January 5, 2013



First... this is difficult for me, but I know when to admit defeat unlike Karl Rove on Election Night.

I'd like to congratulate one Ms. Monica Roberts of Houston, TX on a successful season in our pigskin prognostication competition. Even I had a better record in 8 weeks to Monica's 7 (we twice tied), she emerged as the overall victor by ONE GAME... coming down to the last game of the season... Sigh...

Last week, I went 10-6 which was a good finish. It was good enough to win the NFC East. Not as good as Monica's 11-5, but considering that I had one week where I went 5-11 and trailed Monica by 7 games at one point... It was very competitive down the stretch. I had a better record for 5 consecutive weeks from Weeks 10-14, but Monica had a better record in 2 of the final 3 weeks (Week 16 was one of the two tied weeks, the other was Week 7 where we had identical 12-1 records) and seized victory with correctly picking the Redskins to defeat the Cowboys in the final game of the regular season.

She was a worthy adversary this season and will always be. I look forward to doing this again for the 2013 NFL Season.