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webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
When it comes to altruism, humans are the giraffes of the animal world.

Especially here in America, where we have more to give. Not so long ago, the largest organization in America was the Odd Fellows. Ordinary folks banding together to help others when life isn't fair. And the OF's was just one of many lodges that thrived in every hamlet all over the land. From Knights of Pythias to Knights of Peter Claver; from Moose to Elks to Owls. Of course, big government has fairly usurped all those functions, now. Tho church soup kitchens and charity drives still thrive. You can't hardly find a church (other'n maybe scientology and satanists, I dunno) which doesn't collect coats & canned food, cook for the homeless, go on missions, or etc. And even if you were a satanist, if you fell on hard times, I bet you'd turn to your fellow satan worshipper first. Some fellers maintain that before government welfare, the old and the poor were most often "kicked to the curb". Horse pebbles. That view ignores basic human nature. How basic? I remember reading one time about a grave dig in a peat bog in Florida. Peat preserves corpses about forever, see. These dead primitives dated back eight thousand years ago. Other'n being dyed black and shrivelled, there they were, just as they were buried. The diggers found one fellow with severe spina bifida. Shrivelled from the waist down. They calculated he was thirty some years old when he finally died. Can you imagine a band of hunter gatherers taking turns with a tump line toting this full grown cripple in their wanderings thru the swamps and thickets for three decades? Holy Moly. How many times them scrabbling skeeter swatters have to fight the wolves off Urk? Urk ain't heavy, he's my tribal brother. Hold him out quick, cause Urk's gotta poop again. Poor kid can't hold it in. Golden hearts. Golden hearts. We were born generous the same way we were born thumbed. I am convinced most all of us, when we dream of winning the lottery, first thing we think about doing is not the gold digging Marla or Melania (well okay Elin is pretty damn awesome, I gotta admit I'd stop whatever I was doing to do her) who would soon chase after us in droves, but, instead, we right away think about the people we know who we could help out if only we could get lucky and win two hundred mil in the lottery and keep one hunnerd mil after the taxman. I think of Carnegie, Buffet, Gates.... and Davis. 

Ordinary Joes who work their tails off to win the sports lottery are no different. First contract, Momma gets a house. First free agent contract, a foundation is endowed. Each year the NFL awards the most generous of these cats. The award? More money for their foundations. Fitting. This year, the three finalists are Eli Manning, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Olsen (Panthers tight end). Kewl. Winner will be announced the day before the Super Bowl.

So. Here comes the February Lottery and side bet. If you want in, post "IN". If you also want a tenner from me, tell me who will win the NFL man of the year. Since we are down to three finalists at this point, we need a tie breaker. So give me the Super Bowl winner. Since the Pats are in the Super Bowl, we still need a tie breaker. So give me the score. You will get five home rolls and five premiums from me. 

summary:

IN scores the lottery.
NFL man of the year, SB winner, score wins the tenner.

Here we go.




“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,545 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In, Fitzgerald, Falcons, 45-42
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    I'm In, Eli Manning, New England Patriots 21-14
    Post edited by WaterNerd on
    Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
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  • SmoothsticksSmoothsticks Central CaliforniaPosts: 538 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm in. Greg Olsen wins. Patriots over Falcons 38-28
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In. Manning. Patriots, 48 - 21
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

    At any given time the urge to sing "In The Jungle" is just a whim away... A whim away... A whim away...

  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm in. Manning, Falcons, 31 - 28

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In/ Eli/ Hotlanta/ 24-17.
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  • Devildog1Devildog1 St. Louis MOPosts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In
    olsen, Patriots 23-17
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Getting close to Feb here. Odds of winning looking pretty good, with only eight in so far.

    1. avengethis: Fitzgerald, Falcons, 45-42
    2. WaterNerd Manning / Pats / 21-14
    3. Smoothsticks: Olsen / Pats / 38-28
    4. Wylaff: Manning / Pats / 48 - 21
    5. jbohon: Manning / Birds / 31 - 28
    6. Albinfk: Eli / Birds / 24-17.
    7. Skel: Manning / Birds / 31-24
    8. Devildog1: Olsen / Pats / 23-17

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok count me in
    Fitz, Falcons, 42-35
    Keep up the good work Davis
    A little dirt never hurt
  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 857 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm refraining from this month to rebuild my stores.....I've been paying out a lot lately!! Lol...best of luck, gents!
    Long days and pleasant nights,

    Roland
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Last chance. Random number first thing in the morning
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. avengethis: Fitzgerald, Falcons, 45-42
    2. WaterNerd Manning / Pats / 21-14
    3. Smoothsticks: Olsen / Pats / 38-28
    4. Wylaff: Manning / Pats / 48 - 21
    5. jbohon: Manning / Birds / 31 - 28
    6. Albinfk: Eli / Birds / 24-17.
    7. Skel: Manning / Birds / 31-24
    8. Devildog1: Olsen / Pats / 23-17
    9. DirtDude: Fitz, Falcons, 42-35

    So the odds are one in nine. Here goes:



    Addy up Waternerd!

    Results of the tenner side bet, of course, awaits the weekend.


    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • genareddoggenareddog South eastern indianaPosts: 3,047 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is funny! If he doesn't give you that addy I may be able to help.
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭
    wow... this is great! Going to play the lottery this week and see if I can keep this good luck going :) I'll PM the group my info!

    Thanks again everyone :)
    Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
    — Henry Ford
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,545 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You win that lottery, you need to share!
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats Allan
    A little dirt never hurt
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats.
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's a surprise. .. Eli and Larry share the award. All hut smoothsticks and Devildog still in the running for the tenner. Superbowl will settle it.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Waternerd was 27 points out between the two scores, whereas Wylaff was 21 points out. So it looks like the closest guess was Wylaff: Manning / Pats / 48 - 21

    Shoot me an addy for @Wylaff. I'll mail it tomorrow. Ran out of priority boxes packing samples over the weekend, so I scored a sheaf of them today. If you or someone can get me nachos, I'll have this packed up tonight. I just cracked open a new stash of home rolls aged since July, ought to be primo.

    What a game! At least two catches will be perennial ESPN re-runs. How does Edelman do that between the other fellow's legs? That game is going in the vault at NFL films. All it lacks now is John Facenda.


    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sent Alan.
    9505512454967037017525
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Out tomorrow Alan. 9405803699300398490629

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and it begins

    Wayne @wylaff is the first to strike with a great sampler

      Thanks Wayne @Wylaff Can't wait to try the Free or Die :)
    Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
    — Henry Ford
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey, take the return address off Wylaff's package and shoot it to me, will ya? Wayne's gone bomb-shy.


    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,602 ✭✭✭✭✭
    PM Sent :)

    Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain
    — Henry Ford
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Nachos in the bag

    Wayne, duck.








    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,892 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm ducking. Sorry I didn't get to ya myself. I'm at the King of the Hammers at the moment.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

    At any given time the urge to sing "In The Jungle" is just a whim away... A whim away... A whim away...

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice job!
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What the hell, this mail ticket's been kickin round my pocket all day and I forgot to post the number here:

    @Wylaff, you got # 9505514352927039035870 coming your way

    Enjoy. 
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


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