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Thoughts And Musings

Happy Monday, fellow Gabbers! Hope your weekend was swell. Mine was. Went to the Preakness Stakes, as part of our annual journey. Absolutely love horse racing. I’ll get into it a little bit later.

-So sorry about the lack of posting. But, seriously, what I am supposed to post about? I have some features coming up in the next few days. But, I don’t want to bog the site down with the banalities of the lockout. If you have any suggestions, please, let us know.

-Our features coming up do talk about the NFC East in some nice detail. I think it will provide some lively discussion.

-I was looking at the Giants schedule earlier, and the Giants really need to come out of the gate strong. Because after the bye, which is week 7, the Giants schedule is very tough. Home vs Miami (winnable). Here’s the real tough part. At New England, at San Francisco. Home vs Philly.  At New Orleans, Home v Green Bay. At Dallas. Home vs Washington. At(ish) the Jets. Home vs Dallas. If we’re talking about slam dunk games on the back part of the 2011 season, it’s only Miami and Washington. Even Miami could provide trouble (although, without a true quarterback, I doubt it). San Fran, I think, could be a sleeper. Before the bye, ideally, they need to go 5-1. Maybe 4-2. Because after the bye, you’re looking at 4, 5 wins. Maybe 6 if they’re lucky. I think they’ll beat Dallas once. They’ll beat Washington. They’ll beat Miami. They could beat all the other teams. I think they could beat the Jets. But at New England is tough. At San Fran is tough. Philly is always tough. At New Orleans, on Monday Night, is very tough. Green Bay is tough. They could beat Dallas twice. Depends on if the Cowboys bounce back after last year. We think of 10 wins of the playoffs. Didn’t work last year, but it usually does. So, they need to go 5-1 on the front stretch. That allows them to go .500 and still make the playoffs. It will be tough.

-That first stretch has some tough games. Particularly at Philly. St. Louis could provide some trouble. At Washington, on 9/11, that could be a tough game. But, 5-1 is certainly doable. Heck, 6-0 is doable, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

-I do think, with the addition of Prince Amukamara, the Giants positioned themselves to better face some of the top teams in the NFC. Cause let’s face it: The top teams (Eagles, Falcons, Packers, Saints) all have great vertical attacks. And you stop that two ways: Great pass rush and good corners. Giants have a great pass rush. And they upgraded their corners. They have to be consistent, like always, but it’s there.

-Preakness interlude: Could not ask for a better day. 84. Sunny. No humidity. My cousin works for ABC, so he hooked us up. Field access, and then press box access for the big race, which was awesome. Here was our view:

Can’t get much better than that. I did bet, I won’t lie. Came out down about 100, which isn’t terrible. I did, however, strike gold on the big race:

That, my friends, is the winning ticket (And my thumb). I put 5 dollars on Shackleford to win. At 12-1 odds, the payout came to be 68 bucks. Am I mad I didn’t put more down? Of course, but I did other bets for the big race, all that did not bear any money. I’ll take the 68 bucks. Why did I pick Shackleford? I don’t know. Gut feeling. Worked out.

-By the way, how great are iPhone pics? That camera on the iPhone 4 is incredible.

-These will be debated throughout the week on the site, but a little preview: Eli or Romo? Nicks or DeSean Jackson? Ware or Osi? Rolle or Landry?

-Let’s hope for some good lockout news this week. We could use it.

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One Response to “Thoughts And Musings”

  1. BoomKentucky says:

    $3 exacta on shackleford and animal kingdom was by bet. Won $172

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