Draft Day

Today is the NFL Draft day. Man teams bet their fortunes on the drafts that they can get today and hopefully change their team’s forecasts. My picks and opinion? There is so much emphasis put on being the #1 Draft pick that it’s better to come in under the radar and develop and become a better quarterback. Prime example: Aaron Roders was the 24th pick in the first round in 2005. Can you remember who was #1 in that class? Yep, it was Alex Smith.

My pick. I think Josh Rosen will be the real deal. Below is an excellent interview that Dan Patrick did with Josh Rosen two days ago.

Cubs Win. Golf with the Boys.

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Cubs won in a rematch with the Cleveland Indians. It wasn’t even a close game with the Cubs offense in high gear.

Interview with Schwarbs after the game….

Golf with my Tuesday Group

I got in a good round yesterday with buddies Eric and Doug and the addition of Tom Pew. Good guy and a lot of fun. He’ll be a welcomed addition to the Tuesday group. Doug was having one of those rounds where he’d prefer to wake up and realize it was all a bad dream. I’m not sure which was worse – him playing that badly or us watching it. We were all in agreement that we hadn’t seen that bad in a long while. No Bueno Doug! You’ll get back there. One round – toss it out the window.

Eric, however, played quite well and I think we played to about ‘net even’. He’ll claim to take a .1 victory but no sir – that isn’t happening.

Wednesday Morning Golf

This morning I have some golf with my other group. Like clockwork, we get a last minute cancellation. It’s amazing how different my two groups are. Tuesday – all the guys love golf and can’t wait to get out and play. We enjoy the banter. My other older group – it seems sometimes the stars have to align and even then it’s a maybe on if they all show up. It just leaves me puzzled. Yeah, you tell em Ryan Reynolds.

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Moving on Ryan…..

I hope everyone has an excellent day. Especially my lovely wife. Ok ok anyone that reads this – you can have an excellent day as well.

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Jimmy Walker on Lyme Disease

 

In the span of a few months, Jimmy Walker went from becoming a major champion to facing major health questions. Faced with a wide array of symptoms from fatigue to a “brain fog,” Walker had contracted Lyme disease. He just didn’t know it yet.

A great interview where he discusses all topics from his Lyme disease to getting back to competitive form.

Kris Bryant. Ouch

Very scary moment. 97 mph and heading right at your noggin. But he’s a tough player.

Early scans and medical examination shows no concussion. Lets hope for the best.

Smugmug Buys Flickr

That’s the big news. Flickr has long been squandered by Yahoo and essentially left to die. It used to be the premier photo sharing service in the 90s. Everyone wanted to have a Flickr account and it was a big deal if you paid for the ‘Pro’ features. Yahoo bought them and just cut the rug out from them. They got rid of the owners and then the talent left and start working for competitors basically creating what Flickr should have been.

Enter Smugmug. Another service that values photographers. Wait and see what exactly will come of this.

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Select Partners

Early this morning we have our ‘Select Partners’ tournament. I’m partnering up with my buddy Gary. We’ll see how it goes. It should be a lot of fun as it’s a fairly loose format ‘better ball.’

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On a different note…..

It’s a great month for the movies. Infinity Wars and Solo. Both I’m optimistic will be good flicks.

Be well everyone!

Comey Interview

I file this under elections have consequences. What gets me and makes me laugh. Trump is all about being on the attack of Comey who served under both Republicans and Democrats. If Comey hadn’t put the information about the email investigation of Hillary Clinton there is a decent conversation to be had that we’d have a different conversation right now.

James Clapper makes some decent observations of his meetings with Trump while head of the Director of National Intelligence.

On a related note, I wanted to comment on this.

We spend more than the next top twenty countries combined. There has never been an instance where we haven’t had money to buy something for our defense. More than anything we have a bunch of wasteful spending with our military.  Sorry, Donald, but the answer isn’t to spend more.

My last comment. Why isn’t Donald Trump focused on the future and future election meddling by the Russians or any foreign entity? All the discussions are on the past.  We need to focus on the future. We have midterm elections coming.

Comic-Con, Cubs Win, and more Zuckerburg

Baez hits four home runs in two games. Damn. He’s on fire! The offense got going and the Cubbies rolled past the Pirates 13-5.

Coach Maddon reviews the game and the performance of Baez of late.

Zuckerburg Day 2

This has been my issue. Our representatives don’t understand how Facebook works. 95% of them have young twenty-somethings that do all of their social media postings. Yet, they’re pretending to voice outrage as it fits where some of their constituents are.

Lastly….

Some Comic-Con goodness. It’ll make you laugh.