Wukitsch: Week 13 NFL Spread Predictions

By IAN WUKITSCH
Blog Contributor

Happy late Thanksgiving football fans! I hope everybody enjoyed a safe and food filled holiday. If you didn’t lose too much money Thursday – like I did – then I’m sure you’re ready for some more action come this Sunday. So shake off that food coma, get your bookie’s number at the ready, and start betting. Continue reading Wukitsch: Week 13 NFL Spread Predictions

DESMOND: CHRISTMAS COME EARLY FOR THE GIANTS? PLUS MATCHUP VS. JAGS SHOULD GIFT FANS WITH A WIN

By SAMANTHA DESMOND
Blog Contributor

Good news Giants fans! Christmas has come early this year – or at least it should – because come Sunday afternoon, Big Blue faces off against a less-than-stellar Jacksonville squad, an almost certain victory.

It would be a welcome change of pace in a completely underwhelming season that has seen the Giants squeak out only three wins. Jacksonville, led by the struggling rookie, Blake Bortles, has managed to ink only one win in their 2014 campaign, which can only be described as a fluke victory against an rather solid Browns squad. Add Bortles’ borderline abysmal play, and even the lackluster boys in blue should have no problem putting the Jags away early. Continue reading DESMOND: CHRISTMAS COME EARLY FOR THE GIANTS? PLUS MATCHUP VS. JAGS SHOULD GIFT FANS WITH A WIN

SANSON: The 5 People to Avoid on Thanksgiving Eve

By TED SANSON
The Mouth of OTT

Good evening, Trax Pack! As ya’ll know, tonight – Thanksgiving Eve – is the biggest party night of the year (#CoolMove)!!! For those of us who still live at home (here, here) and those fortunate scumbags who don’t, we’ll all be traveling back to our local watering holes to get polluted (On Trax) and say “whaddup” to some old “friends.” In the process, we’ll see people we haven’t seen in YEARS – or at least since last year’s TGE festivities – some we like, and some can get Ebola and die a miserable death for all we care. Since misery loves company and bad news sells, I bring to you “The 5 People to Avoid on Thanksgiving Eve.” Continue reading SANSON: The 5 People to Avoid on Thanksgiving Eve

A Window Into Your Soul

By ROB SCHUMANN
Blog Contributor

While this is partially in response to the lovely Lindsey D’s rant about the patently absurd nature of romantic comedies and fictional love stories in general, it serves more as an intellectual exercise, another opportunity to explore the depths of film and television as an extension of and projection of our mortal desires. Granted fiction is fiction and the distinction has to be made, but the exploratory nature of films cannot and should not be explored. Other than exploring individual desires, they also have a keen ability to expose the Ethos of the age and watching films/televisions shows from decades past can offer a window of exploration into the zeitgeist of the times. Continue reading A Window Into Your Soul

Wukitsch: Week 12 NFL Spread Predictions

By IAN WUKITSCH
Blog Contributor

I start this week off with a little question for the Trax Pack — say you are in the owners seat — do you draft Jameis Winston? If so, how high? To be honest, I don’t think this guy is worthy enough to be a “Face of the Franchise” kinda guy. The talent and ability he has shown in college is unquestioned, the guy can flat out ball, but it is his off the field issues that really get to me. I can live with stealing crab legs and selling your autographs to get some cash, times are hard financially I get that; I’m in the same boat. But sexual assault and shaving points? No thanks. Winston has too many issues with his personal character to make him my starting QB, there’s just no way around it. Especially if this guy is shaving points for people to win bets, and putting his team — his FAMILY — at risk out on the field. Cut the crap Jameis, grow up and play football. Leave the off the field antics somewhere else. Now that I’m all fired up, here are my picks for Week 12. Continue reading Wukitsch: Week 12 NFL Spread Predictions

Desmond: Fans Doubting Tom Coughlin’s Future with Big Blue Need a Reality Check

By SAMANTHA DESMOND
Blog Contributor

New York’s boys in blue are experiencing an epic code red – three messy wins and fans calling for Tom Coughlin’s head. Tom and his boys aren’t in Kansas anymore.

Once upon a time, the New York Football Giants were champions. They won games with heart and soul. They conquered the big, bad Brady and the wicked Belichick – twice. Kings of New York, the Giants were.

Talk about falling from grace. Continue reading Desmond: Fans Doubting Tom Coughlin’s Future with Big Blue Need a Reality Check

Schumann: What to do about kids sexting?

By ROB SCHUMANN
Blog Contributor

The Atlantic, along with NPR have both vocalized their opinions on a controversial sexting scandal involving high schoolers in Virginia. NPR has the courtesy not to attempt to explain the “causes.” but naturally Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic can’t resist the opportunity. The incident came to light when several naked photos of minors showed up on Instagram, prompting a police investigation, a bunch of smartphones taken from kids, and a pile of aimless ambiguity. Continue reading Schumann: What to do about kids sexting?