Monday Soup | 01.12.2015

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 4 ounces of giraffe butter…

+ I went 2-2 with my NFL picks this weekend but man, it was the best 2-2 you could ever have.

I picked the Pats to win by 6 and they won by 4. BOOM!

I told you the Panthers could score a late TD to cover down 31-13 and THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED! Well, it was 31-10 when they scored, but still, good job by me and I just missed the cover. (the line actually closed at -14.0, a push.)

I picked the Cowboys to lose by 3 and they lost by 5. BOOM!

And i was completely off on the Broncos game. NOT BOOM!

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Monday Soup | 01.05.2015

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 8 ounces of lighter fluid…

+ I went 1-3 with my NFL picks this weekend because I suck. But you already knew that.

+ What happens when every Myers-Briggs Personality Type makes a New Year’s Resolution.

+ Donald Miller’s 5 Principles To Stop Reacting to Life and Start Living With Intention is pretty great. You can read it online (or download it) for free.

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NFL2014 Crystal Schnoz Week 16 PreCap

Welcome to another edition of the Crystal Schnoz NFL Precaps, a weekly column where the Schnoz looks ahead to all the games played between two professional football teams in which they try to score more points than each other while wearing cool helmets.

If you’ve wandered here by accident, federal law requires you to read this entire post before exiting. Skimming – while not technically illegal – is greatly frowned upon.

Week 16 features 16 games, including one from last night and two on Saturday!

NOTE: I went 11-5 last week. It’s been a rough year for my picks, so yeah, I’m bragging about that.

Tennessee at Jacksonville (-3.5)

This has to wind up as the lowest rated prime time football game of the last 15 years, right?

Titans 27, Jaguars 24

(WRONG!!! The Titans are headed for Marcus Mariotta and good for them!)

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7 Potential Endings to the Serial Podcast

The Serial Podcast – hosted by Sarah Koenig and produced by This American Life and NPR – has been a bit of a cultural phenomenon over these last two months.

Your friends have bugged you to listen, your family gave you their theories over Thanksgiving dinner, and some idiots have actually taken selfies at the landmarks made famous by the case.

The final episode of Season 1 of Serial goes live tomorrow morning, December 18th. What can we expect?

Lucky for you I’ve got it covered.

Ending #1 – The Confession, Version 1 (0.27% chance)

One of Sarah’s interviewees finally owns up to the crime. Whether it’s Adnan, Jay, Jen, Streaker Guy, or some other role player, we get resolution in finally knowing what happened.

(This is then followed by America being happy and satisfied for a few minutes.)

Ending #2 – The Confession, Version 2 (0.04% chance)

Sarah admits that she committed the crime and the final moments of the podcast are her and Adnan talking on the phone in the jail, only they’ve switched sides of the glass partition.

(This is then followed by Koenig writing a book and receiving the highest advance in publishing history.)

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Monday Soup

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 3 ounces of lite maple syrup…it’s Monday Soup!

+ Got my copy of The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker last week and started reading it this weekend!

+ Whether you love football or not, fascinating article on Tom Brady by Gary Bishop at SI. The discipline and dedication to get better at an age when most athletes start accepting the inevitable decline is inspiring. 

+ Hey people who always complain that athletes makes WAY more than teachers and that it is very very wrong on every level…you might be interested to know that Grumpy Cat is worth about 100 Million dollars. A cat who frowns because of genetics. $100MM. Let that wash over you.

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