HAPPY THANKSGIVING… please return your seat to a reclining position…

…With all the noise about Black Friday and who is open and what time and who is going to shop where and where the hell am I going to park… I just drove past Kmart and they are open all day today….since 9 o’clock this morningon Thanksgiving… business as usual… same with Ocean State Job Lot (for those of you in other parts of the country… you will have to ask someone in Connecticut and Rhode Island to explain what Ocean State Job Lot is… let’s just say you can buy five pounds of coffee and a pair of XXL sweatpants and $1 reading glasses in the same aisle…)

…My goal this year is to get through my entire Thanksgiving dinner with the cousins without falling asleep before I leave the table…  I don’t need those pictures again…

…THE VOICE is here with his THANKSGIVING NFL PREDICTIONS and more… just click on the link at the top of this page.. and go stuff yourself with well-done insights all weekend long…

…and thanks for listening..

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WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 20th, 2015…

A true sign of the holiday season happened this week… the guys who sell the Christmas trees set up their pallets and tree stands in the local empty parking lots…

…and THE VOICE has oiled up the snow-making machines for his parking lots at The Prognosticator Grill and Cafe…  long story… but when Bud Evers needed money a few years ago, THE VOICE hired him to plow the snow in the parking lots…  and when there was no snow for a while… THE VOICE turned on the snow machines and then paid Bud to plow the parking lots just so Bud would have a little extra money for him and the wife and the kids…  if you remember, Bud Evers used to be a news anchorman but got fired when he brought a real reindeer into the television station and unfortunately the reindeer got loose and bit the general manager’s girlfriend… just before she was about to do the weather forecast…

THE VOICE has his predictions for this week.. his picks and insights… along with a boxing prediction… and a look at the New York Knicks’ new star, Kristaps Porzingus… (hey, wasn’t that the guy everyone was booing when he got picked in the draft?)… read THE VOICE and his expert take on the upcoming weekend… just click on the link at the top of this page…

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WEEKEND OF… NOVEMBER 12, 2015…

THE VOICE had an exact score last week in his NFL picks.. more on that below…

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I have one of those electronic kitchen garbage cans.  And I don’t know why.  Every time I kick the magic button on the bottom… I think about how stupid I can be when I shop at Costco.  I love Costco.  I just get really stupid when I look at all the cool stuff.

Maybe you would be tempted to be as dumb as I… but wait… let me talk you down.

I thought it would be great.. to have a garbage can that opens with just a touch of the foot.. and would close automatically for those days when I am carrying a bag of cement in each arm and can’t put them down to throw away my receipt for my cement…  well, guess what… kicking the electronic button… is the SAME MOTION you would use on a mechanical lid lifting garbage can.  Only it’s electric.

WHAT WAS I THINKING…

WAIT… there’s more to just opening the electronic garbage can…  with the battery operated electronics.. there is an added feature.  If you kick the button.. and the lid goes up.. but then you realize you want to crush the plastic milk carton… or bend the pizza box in half… or crumple up what ever needs crumpling… by the time you throw it in the can, the automatic lid has closed.. and your stupid garbage bounces off it and lands under the stupid table… which, by the way… is where my new Costco bargain ad pamphlet is…  I wonder if they have one of those electric forks that twirls spaghetti automatically… I want one.

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THE VOICE was extremely accurate last week… if you read through his scores… you would know he got the EXACT SCORE on the Colts-Broncos game… (Colts 27-Broncos 24)…

And now… on a Friday the 13th weekend… check out THE VOICE and his predictions for  NFL WEEK 10… and some COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEST BETS… just click on the link at the top of this page…

…and thanks for listening…

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NOVEMBER 5, 2015… METS WIN GAME 7!

What a game… two days and I still can’t believe it…!

..let’s relive some of that action in this year’s deciding game of.. THE WORLD SERIES…!  …THE METS FIRST WORLD SERIES WIN SINCE 1986!….

Wilmer Flores grabs a line drive… and tags the base and the runner and completes a one-man triple play in the top of the 4th…  and cries…

…A 100 mile per hour fast ball gets away from Noah Syndergaard and he beans Mike Moustakas in the Royals’ dugout…

…the FOX SPORTS announcers let us know that Met’s mascot..  Mr. Met… is being sought for threatening action against the Dodgers’  Chase Utley… hiding in Utley’s backyard.. but the pictures show you can’t hide a baseball head that big behind a single birch tree…

…Terry Collins went for Bartolo Colon for relief in the 8th.. only to find him missing from the bullpen.. and eating barbecued ribs at a place across from Kauffman Stadium…

…and Murphy hits a grand slam in the top of the 9th and the Mets go on to win the 2015 World Series!!!

…meanwhile… at the clubhouse celebration after the game… Travis d’Arnaud got a champagne cork wedged in his left nostril and will be out until next July…

…and then I woke up… and I deleted every last playoff and World Series game from my DVR…

THE VOICE is back this week with his powerhouse predictions about this week’s NFL action… every game.. every pattern.. every nuance… every score… scrutinized and analyzed like no other..  read what THE VOICE has for just for you… click the link with the white letters toward the top of this page…

….and thanks for listening…

 

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OCTOBER 29, 2015… FEELING THE VINYL…

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…dismissed from Facebook.. (long story)…

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THE VOICE is here with s..this week’s sports pick. starting with tonight’s Thursday night NFL game… .and going all the way through the weekend… as well as his baseball predictions… and other insights you won’t find on any of those fancy and expensive sports cable channels… JUST CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE…

…and where are the METS?  The team we saw for the first two games of the World Series weren’t the same Mets who have been playing great baseball the last two months… no no no.. this is a team that couldn’t swat a dead bug with a rolled up newspaper… I mean, to this team last night… the existence of second base was just a rumor… just something to trip over on the way to the outfield..

Come on Mets… at least make it interesting…

So I went to Barnes and Noble today... which is a great feeling… they used to be the feared and damned big box bookstore that was putting all the smaller book stores out of business… and now we cheer them on because they are one of the last brick bookstores standing..

(Actually, there are a few good… no…  excellent bookstores left standing in Connecticut, including R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison… and some small independents in Bethel..)…

…but anyway..

…they now sell vinyl at Barnes and Noble... vinyl records… yes, it was just a small section.. one table.. two sides of the table.. but they had classic rock, like The Beatles.. Led Zeppelin, and The Eagles.. and they had new bands with vinyl releases..  like The Black Keys and Death Cab for Cutie…

…but here’s what I didn’t expect…

…when I picked up one of the vinyl albums.. they were still in shrink wrap plastic… I had a strong unexpected flashback… that feeling of a new record.. the loose feel of the shrink wrap waiting to be opened on a new album…  was something I hadn’t felt in a long time.  How many years?  Back before I played music on the radio as my job… the squeeze of the plastic wrap on a new record album was like a hungry man squeezing fruit before eating it…  the plastic on the cardboard could be pinched and rolled.. like a marijuana joint in the fingers of a radio salesperson at lunchtime… it was savored with anticipation…

…I could feel the blood of a thousand paper cuts I got by trying to open the business end of the cardboard jacket of all those albums I bought…

… but the anticipation of sliding the vinyl out of the cardboard sleeve…  and carefully placing the album on the big turntable and gently placing the tonearm on the grooves…  was a ritual reserved for all that great classic rock…

…and of course, finding out the only good songs on an album were the three songs that were overplayed on the radio… and the rest of the tracks seemed to be written by a member of the band who somehow blackmailed the rest of the group into including crappy songs on the rest of the album… (I’m looking at you, Deep Purple, and “Come Taste The Band”… not that I really think there was blackmail involved… probably just something to do with groupies)…

…and now if you will excuse me.. I’m going to go find my turntable… I think the last time I plugged it in, I was using it to dry a pair of socks… don’t ask…

…and a hello to Pete Z!…

…and thanks for listening…

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

Someone check Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s bat for a lightning bolt…  (if you saw the Robert Redford movie, The Natural, you’ll know what it looks like)…

THE VOICE is NEW AND IMPROVED… we’ve been working on things behind the scenes here… this week he predicts one of the NFL powerhouse teams may have a PERFECT SEASON… he also continues his accurate picks for the MLB playoffs and THE WORLD SERIES… read more.. click on THE VOICE and his insights and wisdom at the top of this page…

…and thanks for listening…

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

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THE VOICE checks in with his predictions for Thursday Night Football… the weekend’s NFL schedule… and the Major League Baseball Playoffs… go ahead… click on the link above in the black border…

Here along the Connecticut shore… near New York City… it’s the middle of October… and I’m still seeing more green trees than yellow, red, and browns…

It seems like the fall colors are at least about a week behind schedule... which is fine with me… I wouldn’t mind if we delay autumn until January… and delay the upcoming winter until 2030…

I realized the other day the only reason I liked winter was because when I was a kid it meant the daily gamble of closing schools… but now it just means the daily gamble of falling down and breaking my wrist…

We need to develop our giant inflatable bubble technology… giant fabric tents that will cover our cities… zip them up in November.. and crawl out…. pasty and blinking our eyes in April… if the price of avoiding snow and cold winds and ice down my back is looking like Gollum… that’s ok by me…

…thanks for listening…  and give to the Giant Bubbles to Cover Our Cities Reseach Fund… if there is one… together, we can overcome slush in our lifetimes…

 

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THURSDAY… OCTOBER 8, 2015

THE VOICE is with us again this week.. and we are still working out some technical bugs… but stay with us… click on THE VOICE and his NFL.. COLLEGE FOOTBALL..and MLB predictions.. click the link at the top of this page…!

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THURSDAY… OCTOBER 1, 2015

ehhh.. some technical problems at HQ today…

….THE VOICE is here.. click on his picks for this week above.. on the part that says “OCTOBER 1″…

…and don’t forget… Sunday MORNING Football this weekend…!

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015…

I’m not sure, but I think The Pope is visiting the USA… I can’t seem to find much news on it anywhere…

Hey.. if you need to send me any information that doesn’t involve me getting money from an overseas banking account.. here’s the email address…

 

THE VOICE is back this week with yet more accurate predictions for your sports future… just click on the link at the top of this page…

 

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