Wednesday, November 09, 2016

NFL Week 9 Results and Week 10 Games, plus you know..

I had to work all day today, on very little sleep, and have since late last night already done some venting online regarding the surprising Presidential results. It made me feel a bit better, but I am still profoundly perplexed and concerned, to put it mildly. If I feel that way as a conservative, once-proud Republican, I can only imagine how actual Democrats feel. I have a lot of thoughts about this Presidential election that I want to put on paper so to speak, but I am not going to disrupt my life anymore than I need to at the moment. So, I might do that on Saturday, or maybe some time after. There is a lot of "blame" to go around. My post may be very long.

I will just say now that I can handle being wrong about the result of a Presidential election, and any sort of mocking or schadenfreude that might come along with that, but I will never consider myself wrong for having opposed Donald John Trump Sr. and what he represents throughout this entire campaign. I will always hold out hope for the success of my country, but that may be up to a Higher Authority than a President. Everything I know about Trump leads me to believe he will be worthy of my unyielding opposition for every day that he remains in public life.

There is though a sense of gratitude that I live in what I still consider the greatest country in the world, which allows me the right to have that agenda and the knowledge that many others will stand with me if anyone ever tries to take it away from us.

Democracy is a beautiful thing, even when it leads to painful results, and even when the people get it wrong, as they have before this time, and even when there is not a real worthwhile choice to start, as was the case this time. For now, we can just hope for the best and focus on what is good in the world, such as the Chicago Cubs being World Series Champions (I will get around to a post about them one day too when I need to be cheered up.) At least over the past 24 hours, the President, President-Elect, and his defeated opponent, all managed to strike the right tone, as America prepares to enter a new chapter.

Now, on to the completely boring NFL season...

Week 9


1. Falcons (5-3) at Buccaneers (3-4) L 1
2. Cowboys (6-1) at Browns (0-8) L 2
3. Jets (3-5) at Dolphins (3-4) W 1
4. Eagles (4-3) at Giants (4-3) W 2
5. Jaguars (2-5) at Chiefs (5-2) W 3
6. Lions (4-4) at Vikings (5-2) W 4
7. Steelers (4-3) at Ravens (3-4) L 3
8. Saints (3-4) at 49ers (1-6) L 4
9. Panthers (2-5) at Rams (3-4) W 5
10. Titans (4-4) at Chargers (3-5) L 5
11. Colts (3-5) at Packers (4-3) W 6
12. Broncos (6-2) at Raiders (6-2) L 6
13. Bills (4-4) at Seahawks (4-2-1) L 7

Week 9 Results: 6-7 (46%)
Overall Results: 58-73 (44%)

Week 10


1. Browns (0-9) at Ravens (4-4)
2. Bears (2-6) at Buccaneers (3-5)
3. Broncos (6-3) at Saints (4-4)
4. Texans (5-3) at Jaguars (2-6)
5. Rams (3-5) at Jets (3-6)
6. Chiefs (6-2) at Panthers (3-5)
7. Vikings (5-3) at Redskins (4-3-1)
8. Packers (4-4) at Titans (4-5)
9. Falcons (6-3) at Eagles (4-4) 
10. Dolphins (4-4) at Chargers (4-5)
11. 49ers (1-7) at Cardinals (3-4-1)
12. Cowboys (7-1) at Steelers (4-4)
13. Seahawks (5-2-1) at Patriots (7-1)
14. Bengals (3-4-1) at Giants (5-3)