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Football Picks, Sept 29, 2018 updated 9/30/18

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-09-2018

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Alabama vs Louisiana-Lafayette….Bama by several points to be determined by Saban….lol….I did not say that to be mean but it may be very close to the truth….It was as I said….Bama gets a W

Arizona vs Southern California….I would love to pick Arizona, but I have to go with Southern Cal….14 points or so I reckon….Sou Cal get the W

Wisconsin has the week off

New Mexico University vs Liberty….I’m thinking the Lobos will come back even stronger this week…..Lobo’s by 10….so, Lobo’s lose by 10…..big L

New Mexico State has the week off…

Texas Tech vs West Virginia….West Virginia looks very good this week and I believe they could beat Tech. W Va is only favored by 5, so I’m going with Texas Tech by 3….So much for that upset….another big L

upset special this week…..

Nebraska vs Purdue…..Nebraska wins their first game this year….ok, so I was wrong….Nebraska loses another….a big L

Record 2 W – 3 L   season 22 W – 10 L

College Football Picks Sept 22, 2018 updated Sept 23, 2018

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-09-2018

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Getting a little more interesting and the picks are a little harder in most cases….

Alabama vs Texas A & M…..Bama squeaks by, say 21 points….oops, Bama won by 22…..anyway another W

Arizona vs Oregon State…..what in the world is going on at Arizona..Az by slim margin, ok, looks like the Az of old…Az 35 – Oregon St 14    a W

New Mexico gets to rest up this week

New Mexico  State vs UTEP…..ok, NMSU gets first win as they feel they have found a qb in a freshman…hope so NMSU wins it first game…..a W

Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech….Ok St favored by 2 touchdown….I would like to go with Tech, but I don’t think they can beat the Cowboys this year…ok, so I was wrong Tech can win  41 – 17    so, a big L

Wisconsin vs Iowa….Ok, BYU snuck up on the Badgers…Wisconsin is now fully awake and beat the Hawkeyes …good game, Wisc wins…..W

Upset special: Washington State vs Southern Cal…..Wash St by 3…another big oops..but they almost pulled off the upset……L

2nd upset special: Kentucky vs Mississippi State…Kentucky by a touchdown even as my heart says no way….but I’m thinking its Kentucky this game…ok, I got this upset right…Kentucky 28 – MS St 7…..W

Record this week….5 W – 2 L

Record for the year…20 W – 7 L

Secret Government Agency Closes National Solar Observatory

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-09-2018

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Albuquerque Journal, Thursday September 13, 2018 reports the following. I also checked the internet and they have several articles regarding the closure but with no additional information available.

On Thursday, September 7, 2018 the folks employed at the National Solar Observatory was closed by a government agency and had the employees  evacuate the area. A nearby post office was also told to close and it was also evacuated. None of the people were told what was happening to cause the closure and they were not told how long the closure would last. They said “due to unforeseen circumstances”  due to some security issues and would have no further comments at this time. The FBI is on site, but they are not the agency that closed it, and no one is saying which agency was responsible for the closure.

This place has been operating since 1947, involved in solar research. The operator of the facility is The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy is addressing a security issue and decided to temporarily vacate the facility.

In another article, which I did not fully explore, there seem to be some solar flares that are raising some eyebrows and I wondered if that could be a part of it….yet, that is what they do: Study solar flares, etc…Soooo, what’s going on? Could the agency that closed the place be the “MEN IN BLACK?” Just saying……

 

Sept 15, 2018 Football Game Picks…updated 9/17

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-09-2018

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Well, it is time for the games to get tougher as conferences games get started….And leading off:

Alabama vs Mississippi….Bama picked by 22 points. I think it will be closer to 14, but anyway, Bama wins….Big win for Bama……W for me

Arizona vs Southern Utah…Az will surely win this one….I’m pickin’ um. A big win for Arizona….W for me

Texas Tech vs Houston….Houston is tough, Tech is a 1 1/2 point favorite and I also believe Tech will beat them. Big win for Tech….W for me

Wisconsin vs BYU….Wisconsin wins but BYU is playing pretty good ball this year but not good enough to beat the Badgers.  Big win for BYU  …L for me

New Mexico vs New Mexico State….NM is favored by 7 but they will win by 21….gasp…yep, 21  Big win for New Mexico…W for me

extra games:

Ohio State vs TCU…..Ohio State by 14…another W for me

Liberty vs Norfolk State….Liberty by 7….New Mexico plays Liberty Sept 29th…Postponed

Record    4 W and 1 l    Season  15W – 5L

Serena 2 …Umpires 0

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-09-2018

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Well, it looks like Serna is gonna win …..again. Do you remember a few months ago when she did not like a umpire’s call that she went over to the chair and told him just where she was gonna stick that ball…And she looked like she meant it. So I reckon these umpires better shape up when calling Serena’s games. She looks like she is fully capable to handle most of the umpires and to place that ball exactly where she said she would put it……I guess I better watch about doing a lot of talking or get prepared to take  one of those balls myself….reckon?

Football Picks, Sept 8, 2018…update 9/9/18

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-09-2018

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Week 2

Alabama vs Arkansas State….Bama by a bunch …Bama by 50 points W

Arizona vs Houston…..Arizona by 7 * upset….Houston by 27 points L

New Mexico vs Wisconsin….Wisconsin by er, uh, several points Wisc by 31 W

NMSU vs Utah State….Utah St wins the bowl rematch Ut St by 47 W

Texas Tech vs Lamar…Tech by a bunch Texas Tech by 77 W

Oklahoma vs UCLA….Oklahoma by about 14 or so* extra pick Okla by 28 W

BYU vs California….BYU in a close one* extra pick Cal by 3 L

Record 5 – 2 this week …..for season  11 – 4