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Shumpty’s Punt: Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Golf)

Shumpty’s Punt: Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Golf) #golf #shumptyspunt

Golf from the US this weekend comes from New Orleans with it hosting the Zurich Classic from TPC Louisiana.  It is a reduced field this week.  John Senden, the Australian who was our best finisher in the US Masters, returns after a week off.  He has the game to challange here and, as his result in the US Masters showed, is in great form.  At $41 to win the tournament and around $7 to finish in…

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Shumpty’s Punt: ANZAC Weekend Multi

Shumpty’s Punt: ANZAC Weekend Multi #punting #shumptyspunt #betting #sportbet #geton

It is another long weekend in Australia this weekend and there is, as always, a plethora of sport both at home and abroad to watch and wager on.

Here is my multi for this weekend’s action:

Leg 1: Indiana Pacers to cover the line (-2.0 points) against the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA.

Leg 2: LA Dodgers to cover the line (-1.5 runs) against the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB.

Leg 3: Waratahsto cover…

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Poetry: A Ballad of Baseball Burdens by Franklin Pierce Adams

Poetry: A Ballad of Baseball Burdens by Franklin Pierce Adams

The burden of hard hitting. Slug away
Like Honus Wagner or like Tyrus Cobb.
Else fandom shouteth: “Who said you could play?
Back to the jasper league, you minor slob!”
Swat, hit, connect, line out, get on the job.
Else you shall feel the brunt of fandom’s ire
Biff, bang it, clout it, hit it on the knob—
This is the end of every fan’s desire.

The burden of good pitching.…

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

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mlb:

Mesmerized

This is gold!

mlb:

Elvis Andrus swings at pitchout, did not hit pitchout.

Whoops!

mlb:

Elvis Andrus swings at pitchout, did not hit pitchout.

Whoops!

Poetry: A Vision of a Wrangler, of a University, of Pedantry, and of Philosophy by James Clerk Maxwell

Poetry: A Vision of a Wrangler, of a University, of Pedantry, and of Philosophy by James Clerk Maxwell

Deep St. Mary’s bell had sounded,
And the twelve notes gently rounded
Endless chimneys that surrounded
My abode in Trinity.
(Letter G, Old Court, South Attics),
I shut up my mathematics,
That confounded hydrostatics—
Sink it in the deepest sea!

In the grate the flickering embers
Served to show how dull November’s
Fogs had stamped my torpid members,
Like a plucked and skinny goose.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“We can not become what we want to be by remaining what we are.”

Max DePree

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News Reporting: Negativity is conditioning us to only be negative!

News Reporting: Negativity is conditioning us to only be negative!

I had an interesting conversation over the weekend about the way news is reported in Australia, and more broadly, and the conclusion that was reached around the dinner table was that news reporting has become so negative on the free to air TV in Australia that we have become so conditioned to the negative things reported that:

a) Nothing really surprises us anymore; and
b) We expect negativity…

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Poetry: Cacoethes Scribendi By Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poetry: Cacoethes Scribendi By Oliver Wendell Holmes

If all the trees in all the woods were men;
And each and every blade of grass a pen;
If every leaf on every shrub and tree
Turned to a sheet of foolscap; every sea
Were changed to ink, and all earth’s living tribes
Had nothing else to do but act as scribes,
And for ten thousand ages, day and night,
The human race should write, and write, and write,
Till all the pens and paper were used up,
And the…

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