Thursday, December 13, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
It took me 18 months later for me to grab myself and write down things that I wanted to accomplish. I was asked to come to Vancouver, at first I was really nervous and after awhile I thought honored and excited that a friend of mine wanted to hangout with me.
The thing is, why do I feel tied down to stuff. If I say I want to do something I have people in my life that will put their own opinion on it and it feels like their trying to convince me that I shouldn't do that. This is a huge pet peeve of mine as I need space to spread my wings and make choices by myself.
This has held me back the past few years, I think if there is anything good that comes from this is that I will be more prepared to do so many things that I want to do when the time comes.
I don't know where I would be if I dropped out of school in 2013. I had about 23,000 which was quite a bit but I never clued in how fortunate I was. Somehow I feel I would have ended up ok but it wouldn't have been easy. In fact, most of the money I had was tied up in investments that wouldn't have been smart to sell.
So 18 months later, I was in Vancouver. Now with 33,000 to my name and again it never clued into me that I had more money than most. Things in Vancouver were going alright but I took a break from my goals while my Grandpa was sick with cancer.
I got off my feet in March of 2016 but limited hours hurt my momentum from accomplishing goals again.
Between that and all of the above that I mentioned, things have never sat right with me. In late August, I took a sabbatical from Vancouver in hopes that I can regather my thoughts for 2019. If I'm not in 100% control of my life with no judgment and support, I feel lazy. That is my biggest challenge.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
If that's the case, we should have all the conference champion plus the best Independent team go in a 11 team playoff where the opening round games would take place starting this Saturday on the lower seeds stadium.
Here is how it would work:
#3 Notre Dame
#5 Ohio State
#8 Fresno State
#9 App State
#10 Northern Illinois
The Top 5 would get byes to the Quarterfinals, which makes sense considering there is usually one team that feels like they get left out of the playoff. Here is the bracket:
#8 Fresno State #1 Alabama
#9 App State
Game at 7:30 on ESPN Game at 9AM on ESPN
#5 Ohio State
Game at 5pm on ABC
#6 UCF #3 Notre Dame
Game at 5PM on ABC Game at 12:30 on NBC
#7 Washington #2 Clemson
#10 Northern Illinois
Game at 12:30PM on ABC Game at 4pm on ESPN
Wildcard round would be on December 8th with the Quarterfinals on December 15th. Semi Finals and Final would be remain unchanged. This draw is fair to every conference and makes every game a huge game as there is no back door like Alabama used last year. Yes, I have been a Georgia activist all week but it's because of my jealousy of how Alabama got in last year.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
16 Howard / Radford
16 Charleston / Grambling
13 Texas State
5 Ohio State
12 TCU / Colorado
12 North Texas
3 Texas Tech
3 Michigan State
14 Northern Kentucky
6 Iowa State
11 Oregon State
10 Texas Tech
15 Northern Colorado
15 South Dakota State
16 UC Irvine
16 Stony Brook
8 St. John's
9 George Town
4 Va Tech
4 Kansas State
13 Boston College / Minnesota
5 Arizona State
12 New Mexico State
12 Stephan F. Austin
6 Miss State
10 NC State
10 Utah State
2 Florida State
15 St. Francis
Monday, December 3, 2018
Texas had already beaten Oklahoma during the season for Oklahoma’s loss but since Texas got upset by the Texas Tech Red Raiders, that opened the door again for Oklahoma to get in the National Championship game. With a playoff system we wouldn’t have this problem because both Oklahoma and Texas would be in the playoffs.
I have said this since the invention of the College Football Playoff that the system is rigged. It is set up to maximize revenue from the most teams as possible. However, if the right team is on the outside looking in, like Alabama was last year, they will sneak them in.
Lets break down the selections by the committee and why they were flawed. I'll skip over #1 and #2 cause they are by far the two best teams this year.
#3 Notre Dame
Great season, undefeated and everything but who did you play that was Top 7 caliber? Michigan was your best win and it was because you guys were at home. The rest was slightly above average teams the rest of the year. If conference championships matter, why are they so high at 3? Oklahoma would be the best team you guys have played all year. I guess ND has the luck of the Irish this year.
Remember when the Big 12 didn't have a conference championship? Ya, if this was four years ago they wouldn't have. They won way too many close games to be considered the #4 best team in college football. You guys lost to Georgia last year. That right their confirms they shouldn't have gotten in.
This is where I have a big problem. They got snubbed because they had two loses. They are the third best team in college football. If a conference title means something than Notre Dame shouldn't be third. Now that they are maybe every SEC team should go independent so they can pick their schedule and avoid a conference championship game.
#6 Ohio State
Purdue 49-20. That is all. Glad the committee got this right by putting them #6. UCF actually should have been ahead of them.
This is why I don't like the CFP because of the Georgia paragraph. They say a conference title means something but than they give Alabama a free pass last year after not winning the division even.
As my friend noted on a facebook comment on Sunday, "but I hate the 4 team system , all it does it create senseless debates about who should get in... the rules are too vague , 4 best teams? 4 most Deserving? 4 Conference champs? Biggest TV market ? All just stupid .. 8 or 16 teams in playoff format ... "
The quote couldn't be more right. This is why I have been tired of the 4 team playoff since 2015. UCF shouldn't be punished for having a soft schedule.
There are 11 conferences in College Football right now if the Independent as a conference. Lets do an 11 team playoff to decide everything.
I don't care if its not the 11 best teams. The 68 best teams aren't in March Madness.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
I have blogged for the Mets for a few years now and just down the interstate from Seattle. I have a good feeling on these two teams.
The Mets will be knocking on the door of a tight wild-card race next year if Bryce Harper leaves the nation capital and the Mets stay healthy. They won 77 games last year but it was a decent year if you take away their forgettable June. Getting Cano boosts their offense for a loaded and deep pitching staff that will work with a closer next year that has been lights out his entire career.
For the Mariners, winning a division has never seemed farther away as of this morning. The Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels control the division for the next 2-3 years and therefore, going into a rebuild is a difficult move but the right move to make. Trading Cano is a positive as it looked like he was untreatable when he signed the lucrative contract years ago. Unfortunately, what they got back is a bit soft considering their prospects are younger.
For package coming back to Seattle is Bruce, Swarzak, Kelenic, Dunn and Bautista. Five players coming back but non of their Top prospects. Kelenic and Dunn are #3 and 4th respectively while Gerson Bautista had a 12.46 ERA in five games last year.
If you look over the Mets lineup when they were on fire at the start of the year, they rolled out a lineup like this on their 13th game of the season:
Friday, November 30, 2018
I have had a few setbacks in my life since 2015. However I have also came across some blessings that have made me think about other goals.
Right now, I'm in a life setting where I'm taking things day by day until I have the confidence to get on with my life. I watch sports a lot and always plan on blogging every night but rarely have the energy at the end of the night.
I'll get through this, nothing is impossible but I need to be in the right setting to concur everything that is in my path.
Here are my goals that I wrote down in 2015:
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
I want to love everyone who opens their heart for me. There's a lot of people like that. I love you guys but I'm completely burnt out lately. I have ideas. I'm going to change the world and it is going to start on this blog.
I need to first get myself in the mood to write. I have a soft spot for sports teams that win lots and never win a title.
When the dust clears for me I'll hopefully be able to remain positive on everything I do. When I get to the point where I can write whatever comes to mind that will be a good day. However, right now I don't have the energy or I get in the groove and I'm too cold to think.
One day at a time. It's going to be amazing when I get through this.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
College Football seems dull to me this year. We knew who the Top three teams were in College Football back in October. As long as Clemson beats Pitt next Saturday, all three will make it. I think Georgia is the fourth best team but they most likely have to win to remain in the Top 4.
At least tomorrow is a NFL day. Playoff races are in full force and some teams can't really afford another loss.
I never know what games I'm getting on my IPTV Box until the 1PM Eastern time kickoffs. For sure Seattle's game and a couple others.
Glad the NFL is balanced, always feels like there are 2-3 teams a year that are ending maybe not a playoff drought but they are getting their feet wet in a playoff push.
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