NFL Picks - Semi Finals

Last week was an easy one for me.  Four games were played and I picked the home teams in all four cases and, I was right.

This week may be a little different:

SEATTLE at atlanta
houston at NEW ENGLAND

GREEN BAY at dallas
PITTSBURGH at kansas city

Key:
General Tom'S Picks
actual winner

Thru last week:  168 & 83
This week:             1 & 1
Season to date:  169 & 84

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Wi Fi, why not?

During the holidays, the family and I went out to eat at one of those premium national franchise restautants. You know - the ones that have the same menu from one end of the country to the other with no local geographic personality. Well, when I was there, I saw that they offered "Free Wifi!" Wonderful! I could surf the net, check my e-mail and check the traffic stats on this blog - all as I wait for my food, right?

NO. Their Wifi was not working! I understand that things break down, but Wifi? If you are going to offer it, PLEASE make sure it works. If it doesn't work, don't offer it. If I were there by myself, I would have walked out.

I don't understand why any business would not want to offer free Wifi......at least during business hours.  It's 2017!  People "live" on-line.  If you want to give your business an edge or if you simply want to keep the customers you have.....offer free Wi Fi...and make damn sure it works.  Especially if you are operating a restaurant.  Trust me, your food isn't that great.  The food at the joint down the street is just as good or better...and probably has prettier waitresses.

I'm a dinosaur, but I can guarantee you that if you don't keep up with the times, you will fall victim to the times.  All the newspaper advertising in the world won't save you.   And if you can't manage to deliver working Wifi, should I really get excited about a $40 meal at your greasey spoon?



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NFL Picks - Wild Card Weekend 2016-2017

Last week went pretty well for the picks.  12 & 4 is a little better than average for me.  So - for the Wild Card games it just happens that I like the home teams to win in each case.

Here goes:

oakland at HOUSTON
detroit at SEATTLE

giants at GREEN BAY
miami at PITTSBURGH

Key:
GENERAL TOM'S PICKS
actual winning team

This week:  4 & 0
Season to date:  168 & 83

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NFL Picks - Week 17, 2016/2017

Last week was a little rough. This week will also be a little irregular since several of my picks have already clinched a spot in the post season. Also, this week, there are teams with nothing to play for.  They will either try very hard or not at all.

Here are my guesses........

BALTIMORE at cincinnati
jacksonville at INDIANAPOLIS
NEW ENGLAND at miami
chicago at MINNESOTA
BUFFALO at jets
DALLAS at philadelphia
cleveland at PITTSBURGH
carolina at TAMPA BAY
houston at TENNESSEE

new orleans at ATLANTA
oakland at DENVER
ARIZONA at los angeles
KANSAS CITY at san diego
SEATTLE at san francisco
giants at WASHINGTON

GREEN BAY at detroit

Key:
GENERAL TOM'S PICK
actual winner

This week:  12 & 4
This season:  164 & 83

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