2017 AFC West Preview

08 September 2017

  Oakland Raiders (12-4)   The Raiders will look to take the next step and be serious title contenders this season, and hopefully, a late season injury to Derek Carr will not derail that.  Carr has the weapons he needs in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree at receiver and those two should put up big […]

2017 NFC South Preview

07 September 2017

  Carolina Panthers (11-5)   I expect a bounce back season from both Cam Newton and the Panthers this season.  Carolina is switching to a more short passing orchestrated offense to alleviate the hits Newton has suffered and also reduce his running responsibilities.  The draft pick of running back Christian McCaffrey will help in both […]

2017 AFC South Preview

06 September 2017

  Tennessee Titans (10-6)   I have liked the way Tennessee has progressed and, while Houston has had the advantage on this division in recent years, I think the Titans break through this year.  A lot depends on how Marcus Mariota responds from last year’s injury, but it appears he is all set to go.  […]

2017 NFC North Preview

05 September 2017

  Green Bay Packers (10-6) Expect another playoff run from the Packers again this season with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.  Rodgers makes all the plays and carries this team with spectacular and sometimes unbelievable play.  Randall Cobb is a quality receiver and look for Geronimo Allison to elevate his game at that position as well.  […]

2017 AFC North Preview

01 September 2017

  Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6)   Despite Ben Roethlisberger and his talks of retirement, he will be under center for the Steelers this year and take this team to a division title in a pretty weak division.  Le’Veon Bell should be on the field all season long (meaning no suspensions coming into the year) and his […]

2017 NFC East Preview

31 August 2017

  Dallas Cowboys (9-7)   The story of the Cowboys offseason is the recent suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.  That suspension is another topic for another day.  Assuming the suspension is upheld (I expect a reduction from six games to four) the Cowboys win total will suffer somewhat.  There is enough offensive talent […]

2017 AFC East Preview

28 August 2017

  New England Patriots (14-2)   The defending Super Bowl Champions come into the 2017 season as clear-cut favorites for a repeat.  Tom Brady did turn 40 early in training camp but don’t expect any slowing down from likely the greatest quarterback ever.  Even with the recent season ending injury to Julian Edelman (ACL) there […]

Cavalier Attitude

19 April 2017

  The belief that the Cleveland Cavaliers can still walk through the Eastern Conference is Ridiculous The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the playoffs as the defending NBA Champions looking to repeat en route to reaching The Finals for a third straight season.  LeBron James is gunning to make it to The Finals for an incredible seventh […]

Todd Bowles: Victim of his own Success

09 January 2017

  Indications are that Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles will return for a third season despite a 5-11 year   Much to the chagrin of the desperate Jet fan base, it appears Todd Bowles will be back for a third season.  Had Todd Bowles not gone 10-6 his first season, however, would the fans still […]

2016 NFC North Preview

07 September 2016

  Green Bay Packers (11-5)   The Packers schedule is very favorable throughout the season, which will make it easy for them to regain the division title.  Aaron Rodgers is an elite quarterback, and the return of Jordy Nelson to go along with Randall Cobb will have this passing game hitting on all cylinders.  Eddy […]

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News & Opinion

Republic or Dictatorship?

Posted on 31 March 2016

  When we declared independence from England, our Founders established our country as a Republic, a nation “of the people, by the people, and for the people” and a beacon of hope for those around the world oppressed by governments run by royalty and oligarchies.  Our forefathers wrote a Constitution and a Bill of Rights […]

Spotlight on Business

The Federal Debt Ceiling – Its Origins and Implications

Posted on 11 September 2013

  The United States debt limit or debt ceiling is an amount, fixed by legislation, of the national debt that can be imposed by the Treasury.  Since the different expenditures of the government are observed and authorized by different pieces of legislation, the debt ceiling does not play any role in restricting annual deficits.  And […]

Careers & Employment

How Mobile is Shaping the Recruitment Space

Posted on 30 November 2013

The time of desktop and laptops is fading fast, with mobile replacing them in all forms and sizes.  Thus, any company that doesn’t use mobile for recruitment is at risk of losing out on huge talent base.  The same holds true for companies providing online or offline recruitment services.  Here we examine how mobile is […]

Girl Talk

Women the Stronger Sex!

Posted on 04 October 2011

In the 1958 sci-fi cult classic Queen of Outer Space, four astronauts crash land on the planet Venus, a planet that they discover is populated entirely by hot babes in revealing costumes.  Captured, they soon learn that the planet is ruled by a cruel, masked Queen who has banished men from the planet.  Imprisoned in […]

NJ Facts & Trivia

Balloon Invasion!!!

Posted on 25 July 2015

  You never know when you might be minding your own business and get invaded by a flotilla of hot air balloons. This was precisely the case at a 9 year old baseball game I recently umpired. It made for a memorable game.   The balloons had taken off from nearby Solberg Airport in Readington, […]

NJ People

Better Than a Philly Cheesesteak: The Actuarial Assassin

Posted on 29 September 2015

  The following introduction was delivered at the Actuaries Club of Philadelphia’s (ACP) meeting on Nov. 19, 2014:   “For the first time in the history of the ACP, the person who will introduce the health session speaker will get his own introduction. Let me repeat that —the person introducing the session speaker will get […]

Paranormal NJ

Nibiru – The Countdown

Posted on 05 December 2012

  The planet Nibiru, four times the size of Earth on a 3,600 year orbit of the Sun will imminently enter the inner solar system and destroy our planet on December 21 of this year, coinciding with the end of the Mayan Calendar.  This news, if you believe it, is being shielded from the general […]

Humor

August 2014 – The Feng Shui Hoax

Posted on 29 July 2014

  About two weeks ago, I received an interesting email from a friend.  It indicated that something was to occur this August that happens only once every 823 years: the phenomena of having five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays in one month.  Allegedly based on the ancient Chinese art and science known as Feng […]

Veterans Corner

The Summer of 1945

Posted on 29 May 2016

  Summer is, for many, a period of relaxation and reminiscence on the times and events that have impacted our lives.  A time that had a profound impact on my life was the summer of 1945.  On January 18, 1945, I had been inducted into the U.S. Army at Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania.   My […]

Lifestyles

4 Considerations Before Going With a Long Commute

Posted on 03 January 2014

Jobs in big cities often have attractive salaries and room for advancement.  What they often don’t have, however, is affordable housing.  Some people deal with the housing costs or live in houses with roommates.  Others choose to commute varying distances.  The U.S. Census reports that the average commute for workers is 25.5 minutes.  However, 8.1 […]

Home/Real Estate

3 Backyard Projects That Don’t Require Professional Help

Posted on 21 December 2013

Every home requires upkeep, and homeowners can save a good chunk of change by learning how to handle home maintenance tasks on their own.  But just as a little tool-related know-how can be helpful in keeping your house in shape, it’s also important to understand your own limits, and to hire professional help when necessary. […]

Free Online Games

Extreme Racing 2

Posted on 08 August 2012

This is a very good auto racing game.  Use the arrows to control your car.  Don’t forget to add your high scores as a comment at the bottom of the page.  Good luck!     See Our Complete Listing of Free Online Games    

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