NFL Week 6

Ok, I know I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks of NFL previews, but I’m back with a vengeance today. Last week was a great week of football, particularly if you watched the Denver-Dallas game. I had hoped for a good game from Dallas, and that’s for sure what we got. I got a bit nervous after Dallas went up 14-0, but Denver came back and it turned out to be one of the best games I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, Tony Romo has taken a ton of heat for that last pick, but I think it’s ridiculous to say he’s the reason Dallas lost that game. I think if the Cowboys’ offense can keep playing like they did on Sunday, they’ll be playing the Broncos again in February.  Anyways, we have some good games on the slate for Week 6, so let’s get to them.

 

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Three Reason Why The Rangers Aren’t Playing In October

Baseball might be only my third favorite sport, but I love the Texas Rangers. I love the history, even though I wasn’t around for much of it, but I also love the recent history, which I have witnessed every moment of. I love having Nolan Ryan as a member of the organization, even if he is just a mascot. I love having a young, hip GM in Jon Daniels. I LOVE Ron Washington. But I do not love this year.

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NFL Week 3 Preview

I’m getting to this post kind of late today, but it’s worth it. My lovely wife somehow scored tickets to Mumford & Sons last night here in Dallas, and it was a fantastic show. It’s been sold out for months, I don’t know how she did it. I don’t work well on late nights, but I have plenty of caffeine in me today to pump this out.

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NFL Week 2 Preview

Is it just me, or was Week 1 a weird week of football? Teams like the Chargers and Eagles played better than I thought. Some players had incredible weeks (Peyton Manning) and some had terrible weeks (Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant). Since it’s only Week 2 now, we can’t really make solid judgement calls on any of this. Maybe the Cowboys’ Defense has 6 turnovers every game, but I wouldn’t count on it. Most of the teams I watched this week looked really rusty, even if it was just for the first half (Houston, Denver).

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NFL 2013 Predictions

*I started writing this last week, and wasn’t planning on it taking me a week to finish, so I didn’t plan on having a Week 1 recap, so I won’t. I’m going to do that later this week*

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m super excited about football season. I’ve even found myself watching some college football the past few weekends, to prep my mind and spirit. As I’ve done every year, I am going to lay out some predictions for the upcoming year. In the past, I have been pretty good with predictions, if I do say so myself, so feel free to use this post to bet, and then send me some money.

Over the past few years in the NFL, it’s almost a given that 4-5 playoff teams from the previous year will not make the playoffs in the current year. Last years playoff teams for the AFC were Patriots, Broncos, Ravens, Texans, Colts, Bengals. And for the NFC 49ers, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Seahawks, Redskins. Since history shows that 4 of these teams won’t make the playoffs, I’ll go with Ravens, Redskins, Vikings, Colts. And the 4 I’ll have making it instead are the Cowboys, Saints, Chiefs, Dolphins. I’m not super confident about the AFC picks, mostly because the AFC has an unequal balance of power, unlike the NFC, in which almost any team can make it.

 

To recap, Here are my playoff rankings (again, Week 1 has no bearings on these picks):

AFC

  1. Denver Broncos
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. New England Patriots
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. Miami Dolphins

NFC

  1. San Francisco 49ers
  2. Green Bay Packers
  3. Dallas Cowboys
  4. New Orléans Saints
  5. Seattle Seahawks
  6. Atlanta Falcons

And I have the Denver Broncos beating the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. I promise, it’s not a homer pick!

 

Who are your playoff and Super Bowl teams? Don’t forget to send me money when I help you win!

 

Today

Today is quite the significant day. August 14. For one, it is Our Holy QB, Tim Tebow’s birthday. I know opinions of him are becoming less and less positive/relevant, but I still like him. Secondly, it is my two-year birthday of starting this blog! I can’t believe all the twists and turns that I’ve been through since beginning this journey as a writer, but I’m so glad I started.

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Starting

Just like most of you out there, I have a ton of things I want to do. Starting a hobby, getting in better shape, whatever it is, we all want something more. And I don’t think this is a bad thing. It’s a natural human desire to want something more, to improve ourselves, to make things better for us and/or our family.

 

I just can’t seem to do these things. I’m always too tired, have too much to do, or am lacking funds. This really all boils down to my desire, though. I’m not willing to wake up early/stay up late, forego that meal out, or get off the couch to do these things.

 

All of my excuses end now. So that you all can keep me accountable, here is my list of things that I will do over the next month or so:

 

1.) I’ve been talking forever about writing a book. I will start that process by creating an outline for  it. It doesn’t matter if it’s any good, I just need to complete it.

2.) I would love to get to the point that I only drink beer that I brew. I will brew two batches of beer this month, and one of them will be a recipe of my own creation.

3.) I will learn how to podcast and record at least one.

4.) One of my goals is to run a bunch of races this year. It’s now over halfway through and I haven’t run any. I will go to the gym at least 5 times a week to work my way back up to race distance and get in shape.

5.) I have recently begun working with wood and I absolutely love it. I will build something large, like a box of some sort. I’ll work out the details.

 

These are my super short-term goals that will help me get back on track for my dreams. Habits are hard to start, but also hard to break. What are your goals?