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Clint Eastwood Makes EVERYONE'S Day

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So just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, Clint Eastwood was the surprise guest speaker last Thursday night in the final hour of the Republican National Convention.  In fact, he was the last speaker before Marco Rubio came up to introduce the nominee himself, Mitt Romney (this is an important tidbit to remember for later).  In case you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is:






As you can see, this was no ordinary political convention speech as Mr. Eastwood spends almost the entirety of his allotted time arguing with an empty chair in which he professes to have an invisible President Obama.  Much of it was barely coherent rambling interspersed with desperate “jokes” to make sure he didn’t lose the crowd (more on them in a minute) but there were some definite highlights:

-Right around the five minute mark Mr. Eastwood mentions Obama’s opposition to the war in Iraq and something about how Obama thought the war in Afghanistan was “worth doing” followed by a crac…

Hobbitcore's College Football Corner (Week 1)

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So, it being the week before college football FINALLY begins--and me being the absolute college football NUT that I am--it’s obviously the perfect time to celebrate by unveiling/resurrecting a “column” I have been writing on and off for several years now.  At first I just posted it on a message board I frequented, then I started posting it in a blog I had but now that I have this lovely medium, I’ll be sharing it with all you lovely people.

Here’s the basic gist of it: I analyze and make predictions on ALL of the college football games on basic cable or network TV (with some exceptions for other particularly interesting matchups) including one UPSET OF THE WEEK and one GAME OF THE WEEK.  It starts with HEADLINES from the previous week in college football (except this time where you just get this rambling introduction since it’s the first week) including how I did on last week’s picks (Highlights, Lowlights, The Rest, my record overall and my Upset of the Week record).  For the Game of …