Who should I root for in the World Series?

Couldn’t really do this picture since I don’t own a Giants cap.

I am still sad that my Oakland A’s are no longer in the postseason. But I am still a baseball fan and I care about what happens in this sport. Which leads me to today, Game 1 of the World Series.

Since my team lost to the Royals, naturally I will cheer for the team that eliminated my team. The Royals are exciting and they haven’t had this kind of success since 1985. They play a fun brand of ball and I am an American League guy. I know that team well. They have this really cool fan. I like them. All signs point for me to cheer for the Royals.

On the other hand, the Giants are the Bay Area and I love the city of San Francisco. Any good mojo that comes the Bay Area’s way, is always good. I have no problems with the team. I don’t hate the team like many other A’s fans. I have tons of friends who are Giants fans — with about half of them on the bandwagon — which is annoying. That’s really the only thing I have against the team: all their bandwagon fans.

So who do I root for? Who should I root for? I’m leaning towards the Royals. They are a better storyline. The Giants already had their fun. Let the new team get a slice of the pie. But if it doesn’t, oh well, good for the Giants.

10 thoughts on Sunday’s Week 7 NFL games

Here are 10 thoughts after watching the Week 7 games from Sunday.

1- Peyton Manning is good. He is real good. Breaking that record looked easy for him. It’s a sign of how good this Broncos team can be if they have it all clicking.

On the other hand, the 49ers looked bad. But I don’t think it’s as bad as it seemed. The injuries are mounting up and key players are out of action. It was just a tough situation last night for the team. I think that the 49ers are going to be OK. The West is still up in the air, but the team is in second place and after the bye week, they should be at least a little healthier.

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Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake 25 years later

I was only 3 when this earthquake happened. I have no memory of it. But I remember watching old footage of it as a kid later on. My parents had recorded the news broadcast with their VCR. I was fortunate enough to be living in a part of the East Bay that didn’t suffer major damage from this quake. But this earthquake still shakes me up every time I think about it.

Even though I don’t remember any of it and wasn’t affected severely by it, watching old footage of the quake still sends chills down my spine. Earlier this week I was on YouTube just watching some of the videos they had on and I was in tears. It’s still frightening to see all of the damage and lost lives.

I’ve grown up and lived in California for pretty much my entire life. Earthquakes are normal to me. I’ve withstood minor ones over the years and have been fortunate to never have experienced anything like what we had in 1989.

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So what exactly is Colin Kaepernick being fined for?

The face you make when the NFL says you didn’t use a racial slur and still fines you $5500? *shrugs* back to my grind! #IDontGetTired #WhoDoYouLove #Se7enPounds

So the initial fine for the racial slur has been cut in half because a racial slur was never said. So why is Colin Kaepernick still being fined? If it was just for a general profanity, then that must be singling him out. Tons of non-racial profane words are said on the football field yet these players don’t get fined.

I don’t know how the league can police these things. They’re trying and by this situation, it is clear that it isn’t clear at all.

NFL’s deal with Bose is giving Beats By Dre free publicity

With the NFL sealing a deal with Bose this year, it makes sense for the two companies to try to get their deal out in the forefront. In doing so, the NFL is fining any player that is seen with headphones that aren’t Bose during interviews with cameras present. In fact, the fine can be up to $10,000.

It’s a ridiculous fine but if Bose and the NFL want to help their own branding and marketing, such moves make sense. But does Bose end up getting positive PR out of this?

Many of the NFL players have already been wearing headphones by Beats By Dre. In fact, a handful of them have deals with them. So it’s a tough situation for those players. They can either wear their headphones and take the $10,000 fine. Or they can either not wear them. Or they can do what Colin Kaepernick did and put tape over the logo.

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10 thoughts on Sunday’s Week 6 NFL games

Here are 10 thoughts after watching the Week 6 games from Sunday.

Cold Cuts!

1- Ties are terrible. No game in any sport should ever end in a tie. But with the physicality of the NFL, we know that anything more than 15 minutes after regulation is too much. Thus we get a tie from the Bengals-Panthers game. It wasn’t even a bad game and in reality, don’t all these close games come down to the kicker?

But here’s my concern. The Bengals looked like a team that was on the rise to the top of the power rankings. Before the season began, I didn’t even think they’d make the playoffs. Yet now they have not won in back to back games. Cause for concern? I don’t know. A.J. Green didn’t play so that might mean something. But letting this win slip away is not a good sign for these Bengals.

But hey, at least we got some cold cuts!

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Is Katy Perry the best choice for the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yesterday, Page Six reported that Katy Perry is going to be the halftime show for the Super Bowl. I totally get the league’s attempt to get more contemporary artists to reach out to this generation. With Beyonce and Bruno Mars headlining the last two big games, it makes sense.

But I am not a Perry fan. I can’t even name three songs by her. I don’t think she’s that talented. She’s just very marketable. And I am sure that if the above video is any indication of what could happen, I am not a fan. But then again, it appeared that the league was looking to use a performance fee that scared some artists away.

I still thought Weird Al would have been a better choice. But I knew it wasn’t going to happen. We get Perry. Maybe it will be a good show. But I’m not holding my breath.

It just could mean that I am just getting too old.