The Vikings were touted as Super Bowl contenders. Experts believed the Bills would have trouble winning a single game in 2018. Yesterday Buffalo, 17-point dogs, won easily at Minnesota, 27-6, shocking the football world. It is the largest points swing against the spread since 1983. There is a pool usually dubbed "Last Man Standing" wherein each week participants must pick one winner to remain alive, no points involved. How many players were eliminated yesterday having selected the Vikes? In NCAA action, Old Dominion, 27.5 point underdogs, was 0-3 going into its game at home vs. Virginia Tech, which was 2-0. The Monarchs won, 49-32. And that, folks, is why they play the games despite the odds. Kudos to the gamblers who took the plunge on those huge dogs.
Given his stellar play the past few months, it seemed inevitable that Tiger Woods would soon win a tournament, which he did yesterday for the first time in five years. He has rebounded to 13th in the world golf rankings. At one time, plagued by personal and back problems, he had plunged to 1199. He will probably be the favorite for the 2019 Masters. There is a downside to his return to prominence - the insufferable fawning of the media. Lost in Tigermania, Justin Rose, ranked #1, won the Fed Ex Cup. Kudos.
The following was found in northern Virginia. It is believed to have escaped from Washington D.C.:
My thanks to Michael, who took the plunge on yet another romance paperback, and to the Frenchman, who purchased non-fiction, The Secret Self by Theodor Reik, a student of Freud's, and a large pictorial on movies, which Herbie had just donated. Special thanks to the gentleman who donated about 20 books in Russian, which gives that part of the inventory, dominated by sci-fi and fantasy, much needed variety.
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