First of all, I am through with choosing NFL games for LOCKS of the Week. Through! The point spreads are so tiny anyway, and to expect any of the 32 teams to deliver on a point spread, whether as a favorite or underdog is a sucker bet this year. For the rest of this season, I will do college games exclusively.
I'll put it this way... in what universe do the Giants have any excuse for tanking the game at Cincinnati? They were a great road team this year, and the Bungles don't have a spectacular offense albeit they do have one impressive wide receiver. The Giants were not coming off a big win, nay, instead they were coming off a bruising loss to Pittsburgh. I don't get it. I just don't get it. Eli Manning was a complete joke. Elite quarterback my rear.
In an interesting sidebar, there is the running meme that teams that play Pittsburgh get so beat up they lose the next week. Of all the teams out there, I did not think it would happen to the Giants. The Giants were presumably the ultimate contrarian. Yet, here we are.
I took a trip to SC this weekend and it was spectacular. Meeting Rebecca Soni and the USC Song Girls in the same hour, I mean it does not get any better... here are some highlights.
I still don't know how I came upon the entire Song Girls squad at once like that. Yet, there they were, taking pictures with people here and there. They weren't planning that, but apparently some people snuck over and just asked and they were kind enough to accept so I figured, on a strangers suggestion, to give it a shot. Thankfully, they all were open to another photo-op. That was a pure fluke. I guess, as they say, Heritage Hall is the place to be!
All right, on to other thoughts...
Ever hear of the bacon wrapped hot dog here in Los Angeles? It's a renegade food, served from carts that roam the streets, possibly without a permit. The best way to find one is to not look for one. Having said that, you're well off if you're at any sporting event in the area, as the carts will usually seek you out. Still, if you go to a restaurant and attempt to order a bacon wrapped hot dog from a menu, it's not the same experience, and I would gauge it's not as good a hot dog.
The ingredients are pretty cheap, the construction unorthodox, but the result is simply awesome: