Dr. Barbara Gilchrest, who fired Dr. Michael Holick from one of his professorships several years ago after Holick wrote a book saying God knew what she was doing when she created sunlight, gave the Plenary Lecture. Wisely, Dr. Gilchrest overwhelmed the audience with graphic pictures of invasive skin cancer to support her argument that sunlight is evil. Of course, it's harder to show pictures of invasive colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and the 15 other internal cancers caused by sunlight deprivation.
Frank Zappa was a highly versatile and prolific American rock composer and producer who is known for complex music that incorporates elements of avant-garde classical music, experimental jazz, and an array of pop forms including, but by no means limited to, doo-wop, reggae, show tunes, lounge jazz, country and western, disco, and rock & roll. Another Zappa trademark are his biting satirical lyrics, sung either by himself in his dry, sardonic voice, or by the skilled singers whom he would hire to perform his more technically challenging vocal lines. He is also known for his improvised guitar solos.
The Oklahoma Sooners would like to forget about the 2009 season. Oklahoma was an emerging favorite to win it all, but after numerous key injuries they sputtered to an 8-5 record and weren't even ranked at the end of the season. Three of the first four football picks in the NFL Draft were Oklahoma Sooners players from last year, so they clearly have lost their talent base. Regardless, Oklahoma still has one of the most stacked teams in the country. Expectations are high in Sooner country, and fans are looking for a quick rebound from last year's disappointment.
I thought of a fun little game I hope the fantasy crowd will like that I call the Fantasy Apprentice. Since I always dreamed of being Donald Trump and love fantasy football so much, I figured why not combine the two? Thus, I have assembled two teams of 8 skilled position players for a total of 16 players altogether. I may add a player or two off the waiver wire or make some trades throughout the year as necessary to ensure the teams are fairly matched and fire somebody off the losing team each week.
It’s always enlightening to review what happened the prior week, especially in light of how you expected things to go down. The world of sports doesn’t always follow a script which obviously lends to its popularity. Who was impressive? How about UCLA over Utah, 31-10. A friend of mine called quarterback Ben Olson UCLA's “secret weapon”. So hard to believe that a kid who hasn’t played a competitive game in four years would be so good, but apparently a football was packed on the LDS mission he took a few years ago.
The month of September came to a close this past Saturday and the Ohio State Buckeyes have clearly established themselves as the nation's No. 1 team. Three of the team's first five wins have come over ranked opponents with two of those wins coming on the road. OSU beat then-No. 2 Texas (defending champs) in Austin back on September 9 (24-7) and last Saturday night trounced No. 13 Iowa by the score of 38-17. QB Troy Smith has now led OSU to 12 straight wins (12-0 ATS as well) and enters the month of October as the Heisman front-runner. My entire Heisman top-10 follows.
Jon Praed is a total stud! He spends his time tracking down hard-core spammers. The kind that run illegal viagra, casino, porn and phishing spam. A lot of guys have made money in "grey" areas of internet marketing. Jon explains how gradually people are being forced to choose sides and that all the aggressive stuff is slowly going away. If you want to get an overall understanding on where the internet is going long term, this is the interview to check out. It was one of the most powerful and fascinating ones I've done. I think you'll find this interview worth listening to yourself. The audio is freely available; after the Fast Track Interview.