The night Prayer for a Perfect Season premiered on HBO, I sat in a banquet hall watching it with the people who had the most personally invested in it.
The documentary was moving, but as it portrayed the fading vestiges of a golden era, the reactions of the St. Patrick High School community while watching it were far more so.
For lack of a better place to put them, just picks this week — IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been exceedingly busy with Mike KrzyzewskiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s record-breaking 903rd win, which I wrote up for Dime. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll probably resume with some random thoughts early next week.
WEEK 11 PICKS
Season record: 13-11-3
Last week: 2-1. Hit on Patriots, Bears. Should have hit with Giants.
Bears -3.5 vs. Chargers Ã¢â‚¬â€œ San Diego is too beat up to keep up with the Bears.
Giants -4.5 vs. Eagles Ã¢â‚¬â€œ No Vick means a far less exciting game, and I doubt the Giants will let up at all given how they were humiliated at home by Philly last year.
Cowboys -7.5 at Redskins Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Washington is terrible, and DeMarco Murray is the man.
Halloween/Watch The Throne/recovering from baseball Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ it all added up to me missing a week of this. It was a pretty lousy week to miss NFL pick-wise, as I went 10-4 in my weekly league.
As a Dolphins fan that just saw his teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Suck for Luck hopes dashed by a demoralizing victory over the Chiefs, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still baffled by one thing: Why wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t I supposed to root for them to lose as many games as it takes to get the No. 1 pick in the Draft?
I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember exactly when, but there was a point on Tuesday night while watching Jay-Z and Kanye West perform in Baltimore when I turned to my fiancÃƒÂ©e and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever felt as cool as I do right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â This despite wearing a Mets jacket.
This is what Jay-Z and Kanye elicit with their Ã¢â‚¬Å“luxury rapÃ¢â‚¬Â: You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do the same things they do, you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have their money, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really relate to the majority of how they describe their lives.
But you still canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help but feel cool, and somewhat inspired, by association.