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barrypopik

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OED consultant. My website features historical terms about the Big Apple, the Lone Star State and the Sunshine State.

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Jim Cramer: NFL gambling is more respectable than Wall Street.

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Tell me about it, Mad Money Cramer! The 2,000 shares that my father gave me in Lehman Brothers went from $67 to $0 in a matter of months. Caveat emptor ("Buyer beware") is a fine doctrine, but I had no idea that Lehman was taking such risks with my money. Nor did I have any way of knowing. This is (so far this week) the worst bankruptcy in U.S. history, far worse than Enron and 15 times worse than WorldCom. If I had bet six figures on a Cowboys game, it would have been a safer bet than putting my money in the stock market. Cramer wonders why everything is melting down and no one is angry. I'M ANGRY, JIM!

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Gene Upshaw was great; the GU patches are not-so-great

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_UpshawEugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. (a.k.a. Uptown Gene) (August 15, 1945 – August 20, 2008) was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders and executive...

Seinfeld-Bill Gates ad flops (premiered during game)

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(Maybe we should have a section here about football game tv advertising?--B.P.) Critics Say Gates-Seinfeld Duo No Laughing Matter Microsoft Ads Draw Attention, Not Praise; Missing the Creativity? By NICK WINGFIELD and SUZANNE VRANICA September 8, 2008 Jerry Seinfeld's long-running sitcom is often described as a show about nothing. The same might be said of a baffling new Microsoft Corp. commercial featuring the comedian and Bill Gates -- not, as "Seinfeld" characters might say, that there's anything wrong with that. The first highly anticipated commercial in an ambitious $300 million campaign to burnish Microsoft's Windows brand was mostly panned by early viewers. The TV spot -- which began airing during an NFL game on Thursday and was later seen hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube -- follows Messrs. Gates and Seinfeld around a shopping mall as the Microsoft chairman tries on shoes, but doesn't mention Windows once. A blogger for Computer World wrote: "It's one of the worst, most pointless ads in history" while a headline in the Sydney Morning Herald read: " 'Bizarre' Microsoft ad misses mark."

Jessica Simpson Calls Tony Romo 'Her Future Baby's Daddy' (FBD)

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Jessica Simpson Calls Tony Romo 'Her Future Baby's Daddy' In secret, of course... Wednesday 03rd Sep 2008 Jessica Simpson apparently has a secret nickname for beau Tony Romo which she uses with her girlfriends – 'FBD', or 'Future Baby’s Daddy.' "She knows he's not ready to get that serious, so she's playing it cool," a source tells Star. "Tony doesn't know, of course."

Detroit Lions sign QB Drew Henson

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Aug 22, 6:21 PM EDT Detroit Lions sign former Michigan QB Drew Henson ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Drew Henson, a high school and college standout who has struggled at the professional level in baseball and football. Terms of the signing, announced on the team's Web site, weren't disclosed. Henson was signed after second-year quarterback Drew Stanton sprained the thumb on his throwing hand in practice Thursday. He will be sidelined about a month. The 28-year-old Henson shared quarterback duty at Michigan with Tom Brady.

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NY Giant George Martin completes cross-country trek

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_giant_steps_george_martin_completes_cros.html     Giant Steps: George Martin completes cross-country trek for 9/11 heroes BY OWEN MORITZ D...

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Woman involved in Pacman fight is found dead in NY

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/sports/AP-FBN-Pacman-Dead-Woman.html     Woman involved in Pacman fight is found dead in NY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 19, 2008 Filed at 11:01 p.m....

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Cowboys’ Ware Fulfills a Challenge for Fatherhood

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/sports/football/15ware.html?_r=1&oref=slogin   Cowboys’ Ware Fulfills a Challenge for Fatherhood By GREG BISHOP Published: June 15, 2008 SOUTHLAKE, Tex. —...

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OT: Cedric Benson 2nd DUI a coincidence?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3430752    Bears' Benson arrested, charged in Austin with drunken driving Associated Press Updated: June 7, 2008, 2:52 PM ET   Cedric Benson's rocky...

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RIP, Steel Curtain's Dwight White, 58

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/07/sports/football/07white.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries&oref=slogin Dwight White, 58, Mad Dog of Vaunted Steel Curtain, Is Dead     By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published:...

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Rainbow man/John 3:16 guy's sad profile

Who'd have thought that he was crazy?   http://www.statesman.com/search/content/sports/stories/other/05/28/0528rainbowman.html     Somewhere over the rainbow Rollen Stewart, once famous for...

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Pacman at WR?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3407470 Cowboys owner thinking of using Pacman on offense too Updated: May 22, 2008, 1:50 AM ET   The Dallas Cowboys don't know when Pacman Jones can...

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Mendenhall robbed at gunpoint in Chicago

First NY Knicks center Eddy Curry, then Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker, and now Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall, robbed at gunpoint in Chicago. What is it with Chicago, Illinois? This wouldn't...

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Tony Romo + Ugly Betty = Super Bowl

The infamous "Curse of the Babe" has struck again. First it was Jessica Simpson on Tony Romo. Now it's Gisele Bundchen on Tom Brady.   Tony Romo + Ugly Betty = Super Bowl. Think about it.  

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Agonies of a Cowboys Fan -- the video.

Sure, the playoff loss was tough. This is a great blog, but I think I'll be out of here for the next year. Play with some heart and win a single playoff game, Cowboys! Get your mojo back!   The...

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Game Ball Guess (Giants game)

Final score: Dallas Cowboys 30-New York Giants 21.MASTERCARD PRESENTS... THIS WEEK'S PRICELESS PEP TALK FROM PEYTON MANNING: Peyton Manning: You bet a bundle on the Giants? You thought Eli would...

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Game Ball Guess (Redskins)

I'll tell you who WON'T get a game ball.  T.O., Ratliff, Newman, Gurode...   MB3 was picked for the last game, and he certainly deserved it...Matt Moore wasn't as turnover-prone as I thought he'd...

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Game Ball Guess (Panthers); Personal O.T.

Last week, I predicted that T.O. would have a decent game against his old team at home. Boy, was that wrong. If the Cowboys offense had generated just one measly TD, the game would have been won.  ...

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Game Ball Guess (Eagles game)

Last week, I wrote: "TE Jason Witten--He finally has a monster game, rather than simply a good one." Witten caught the game-winning TD and did, indeed, have a monster game.

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"Super Star" (a Dallas Cowboys "Super Bowl Shuffle")

Can someone approach the Dallas Cowboys with this? It's pretty simple to do. The "super star" hand signals could really catch on!   THE IDEA: A "Super Star" team video, like the 1985 Chicago Bears'...

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Samsung's "Defining Moment" on BTB

Samsung can advertise on BTB, but does it have to be this bad?An ad box on Grizz's latest entry was for the "Defining Moment of the Weekend." "The Decision Is Clear--Samsung."What was the defining...

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Jessica Simpson & Tony Romo?

This time it's serious? We'll see.   Take notes, undrafted rookie free agent QB Richard Bartel!

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Chan Gailey is fired at Georgia Tech!

Grizz never saw this one coming!   (I jest.)

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Game Ball Guess (Green Bay game)

For last week's game against the New York Jets, I correctly gave a game ball to the NFL schedule maker for giving us a Thanksgiving turkey (the NY Jets).   I had TE Jason Witten on offense (1...

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Today's editorial on Packers game blackout.

Don't miss the editorial in today's Austin American-Statesman on the blackout fans are going to have next week on the Green Bay Packers game.   Way to go, NFL! Great job! Millions of loyal...

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Game Ball Guess (Jets game)

DeMarcus Ware was the pick here to have a good game against the Redskins, and he didn't disappoint. Special teams weren't so special this game; Patrick Crayton was the pick, and he did OK.   The...

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Game Ball Guess (Redskins game)

Ken Hamlin recorded an interception and Nick Folk was perfect all day against the NY Giants, as predicted by last week's "game ball guess." However, I also predicted that TE Jason Witten would have...

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"Unstoppable" Eli needs a new watch

Here I am, watching the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game on television in Texas. There's a commercial for Citizen watches. What Dallas Cowboy player does Citizen feature in its "Unstoppable"...

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Game Ball Guess (NY Giants game)

For the Philly game, I correctly guessed that T.O. would get a game ball. It was the only game ball that was awarded. (Ware for defense and Cricket for special teams were part of last week's...

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Game Ball Guess (pre-game)

Oh sure, anyone can guess who gets the game balls AFTER the game. The trick is to guess who'll get the game balls BEFORE the game.   OFFENSE: T.O.--was magnificent all game. His two TDs were key.   ...

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