Sunday, September 26, 2010

NFL Week 3 Recap and the Mutant Mushroom

Another interesting football Sunday.

Week 3 Recap
Late games finishing up as I write.

Bengals 20, Panthers 7
These Bengals are pretty solid. Wait until they play the Steelers before getting to excited.

Patriots 38, Bills 30
The Pats passing defense makes even the inept look wonderful.

Chiefs 31, 49ers 10
The Niners are a puzzle right now. Great day for Matt Cassel.

Titans 29, Giants 10
I find it hilarious that monster contract the Giants gave Eli Manning based on one season. He is right where he belongs, a terrible QB.

Ravens 24, Browns 17
The Ravens are bipolar week to week.

Steelers 38, Bucs 13
The Steelers may be playing the best football in the NFL right now. How much better will they be when Big Ben gets back? Scary stuff.

Falcons 27, Saints 24 (OT)
Saints miss the winning field goal in OT. I have seen headlines saying "shocking win" and "huge upset" but it was neither. Falcons always play well against the Saints.

Vikings 24, Lions 10
Adrian Peterson at 160 yards rushing! How easy is football? Keep running that kid!

Cowboys 27, Texans 13
Like last years game against the Saints, the Cowboys wake up and show what they can do. Interesting team at this point.

Eagles 28, Jaguars 3
Michael Vick is playing really well. The Jags look lost.

Rams 30, Redskins 16
Sam Bradford is the real deal!

Colts 27, Broncos 13
The Colts are a tough team to beat! Broncos had quite a few chances.

Cardinals 24, Raiders 23
Yes it is the Raiders as they miss a 32 yard field goal by the highest paid kicker to lose. Hee hee.

Seahawks 27, Chargers 20
Can we just get rid of the NFC and AFC West divisions? As is, I HATE the Chargers and they get beat after gaining 518 (WOWZA) total yards of offense. Too funny.

Mutant Mushroom
I went to the side of the house to check on a gutter and spotted the biggest, ugliest looking mushroom I have ever seen! This thing must have grown in 2 days because I was just looking there on Friday afternoon! Here it is:

Closer look:

That is gross!

Have a good night.


Kid Dynamite said...

yo - i have to beat a dead horse here (off topic):

I actually agree with Bernanke!!! THis is what he said, which, strangely, is almost EXACTLY what I said in that TPC thread:

"the Federal Reserve's purchases of longer-term securities affect financial conditions by changing the quantity and mix of financial assets held by the public. Specifically, the Fed's strategy relies on the presumption that different financial assets are not perfect substitutes in investors' portfolios, so that changes in the net supply of an asset available to investors affect its yield and those of broadly similar assets. Thus, our purchases of Treasury, agency debt, and agency MBS likely both reduced the yields on those securities and also pushed investors into holding other assets with similar characteristics, such as credit risk and duration. For example, some investors who sold MBS to the Fed may have replaced them in their portfolios with longer-term, high-quality corporate bonds, depressing the yields on those assets as well."

EconomicDisconnect said...

So it is a concerted effort to chase yield! What a fiing mess.

Anonymous said...

That may not be a mushroom, but mycelium

Mycelium colonies are usually underground and enormous, probably the largest "animal" in the world (far larger than the blue whale). Most of the time, you dont see mycelium, but its fruiting body, (the mushroom) come out from underground. However, mycelium is occasionally seen too.

Anonymous said...

Yea i saw that on Avatar. That's how trees communicate. You might have unobtanium in ur back yard