Movies, Sports, and Life

lil dunn's weekly attempt to break the cycle of ignorance

  • Interesting article about how shady online poker is. The Washington Post investigates a number of highly publicized cheating incidents where innocent players were cheated out of thousands of dollars. Read here.

  • Marie Arana's, He's Not Black, is a very truthful analysis of how America and the media have seemingly forgot that Obama is half-white. Here is a piece of Arana's opinion piece in the Washington Post:

    He is also half white.

    Unless the one-drop rule still applies, our president-elect is not black.

    We call him that -- he calls himself that -- because we use dated language and logic. After more than 300 years and much difficult history, we hew to the old racist rule: Part-black is all black. Fifty percent equals a hundred. There's no in-between.

    The rest of the article here

  • Arsenal is the third richest football organization according to Forbes. See the full list here.

  • Henry McDonald (the Guardian) investigates how Limerick, Ireland has become infested with murder and two warring gangs: Dundon-McCarthy faction versus the rival Keane-Collopy faction. Must

  • If you read my blog you know that I'm a huge zombie fan. Additionally, I'm a military fanatic too. I just found out that the new Call of Duty: World of War has a co-op zombie slaughter-mode. Sweet! See the article/video here.

NFL-- Week 13 Update

  • Is Joe Flacco the truth? Maybe, maybe not; we'll have to wait and see if the Ravens are able to make it into the playoffs. Next Saturday against the Redskins will be a true measurement of how far Flacco has matured as a QB. Hopefully, this high power offence and dominating defense can keep it up.
  • This weekend, I teased a bunch of my friends who are die hard Redskins saying: "Say goodbye to the playoffs." Only one of them had a smart (and probably right) reply: Doubtful. That's because the Redskins have a freakin' easy schedule (as I stated weeks ago--see below). The only tough game remaining on their schedule is the Ravens at Balitmore, then it is: the Begals and the Eagles. Easy. They better pray that Dallas loses their remaining games.

  • My Super Bowl prediction, which was made last year (I believe November of 2007?) is wrong. I was wrong about the Jacksonville Jaguars. They failed miserable and let me down totally. I jumped on the "one-hit-wonder" bandwagon and got excited about players (this also applies to coaches) whom had one outstanding year. For example, Derek Anderson, Coach Romeo Crennel, and David Garrad, who all had break out years and were signed to long term contracts. Big mistake. I watched Garrad play tonight against the Texans (common the Texans!) and he looked terrible. In 2008, Garrad so-far has completed 62.8% of passes with 9 TDs and 8 Ints. I don't want to go into massive amounts of depth of way this team has failed so far but here are three reasons: 1) their defense lost its dominace by focusing maining on pass rushing, thus negating stopping the rush; 2) their secondary is a joke; 3) Garrad: simply not making enough plays, lacking consistency like last year, and turn overs.

  • Peyton Manning failed to throw a single touchdown against the Cleveland Browns--terrible.

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