Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coda

from the mailbox:

Fro- Let me introduce myself – I am the woof behind “Eva, a dog”.I came in 4th!  That’s so much better than my owner ever does (well, I call him my “owner”, but we all know who really runs the household). I realize that the 2020 Fro Pool will always have a Roger Maris-like asterisk because not a single game was played, but even so, I’m so proud!  I’m sorry that I had to play against Daisy, but I’m sure that she feels that if she had to lose it would be better to lose to her fellow canines. Now that I have a taste for the Pool, I certainly plan on being a regular participant in future.I say that I did much better than my owner ever does, but that’s not saying very much because I know he’s quite stupid. For instance, every day since I’ve been a puppy he’s asked me the same question ten times: “Who’s a good dog then? Who’s a good dog?” He must be really stupid not to know the answer by now!

Thank you again for giving us all so much laughter and light relief. Please say hello to your family and give a good woof to Daisy.Well, it’s time for today’s Doctor Who. Take care.

Eva, a dog.

Every Dog has its day!

In an epic battle of most-loved things that could only be made better if we added Moms, Apple Pie, Veterans and Jesus, Dogs won 6-2 over America. Getting Dogs right were

  • Alexa Anderson
  • Leonidas Brown
  • Eva, a dog
  • Jeff McInnis
  • Davis Rushing
  • Tyler Wheeler

And those who chose America to win:

  • Kevin Lockley
  • Shea Thomas

Which means Kevin Lockley misses out on the top spot and our winner is… Leonidas Brown! Good job. I have no idea who you are and I suspect that is a fake name.

Second place goes to Jeff McInnis. With the winnings that come with this ($0), he will double his lifetime gambling winnings.

Kevin still got third place. That’s what you get for betting on America. Aside from leading the world in Coronavirus, we are as much of a has been as Notre Dame football, Indiana basketball and Hugh Ramsey’s love life.

Fourth place goes to Eva, a dog. In case you haven’t figured it out, she is a dog. Of course she picked Dogs to win. Eva is hoping to use her winnings to finally retire and spend her days taking naps, walks and sitting in Jonathan’s lap. This will be a big change from her pre-retirement days.

Fifth place goes to Davis Rushing who advised all of his clients in January to “short everything except Amazon, health care and sanitizer makers”. He now owns the world.

The last big money winner is Nick Aryaud who won despite having Coronavirus in the Final Four. I respect is final picks of Poker of Bacon for sure but that didn’t make him a lot of points. He managed to pick up a lot of points in the middle rounds to get sixth place.

Last place goes to Morgan Wheeler. Morgan gets a refund on the entry fee for getting last. The players right above Morgan are Money Aggie, both of my kids and Josh – this is like a who’s who of my favorite people on the planet. But their taste in things doesn’t jive with everyone else’s (to be fair, my kids took Daisy, our dog, to win it all. And Money Aggie had the 1-seeded Longhorns taking an early exit)

Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed it. Everything sucks right now but this was fun. I guess it’s back to Tiger King for me tonight. See you next year.

I lay awake and strap myself in the bed

America vs Astros and Golf vs Dogs

Clashes of Titans

Maybe the greatest Final Four of all time.

In the first game, America beat Astros 7-4. The only 4 that picked the Astros were 4 of their hardest core fans: Hugh, Dunkin, Collin and Travis Teichelman. The Astros have had some tough losses over the years. The Mets loss. Getting swept in the World Series by the White Sox. The HR by Pujols that is still in orbit. And of course losing Game 7 to the Nationals and then becoming Public Enemy #1 with the sign stealing scandal. Well, here is another blow to the Astros. Make me want to put a bullet proof vest on and shoot myself in the head.

But America is having a great week. It beat the Astros, our President’s TV ratings for his Coronavirus press conferences are better than the season finale of the Bachelor (that’s awesome!!) and …. well… that’s about all the good going on in America these days. Oh, and we have the Tiger King. That’s it.

In the other game, Dogs beat Golf 8-4. The 4 hard core golfers Scott Anderson, Jon Moore, Kevin Lockley and Tracey McFadden all lost that one. Of course Eva (a dog) voted for Dogs. John Wheeler and Davis Rushing who both wish they were Naughty Dawgs in high school voted for dogs.

Current Standings are updated. Leonidas can win if Dogs win on Friday night. Kevin Lockley can pick up 6 points and move into a tie if America wins. Who will win? Those naughty little dogs or the greatest country of all time? We will see.